• Creator
  • Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Naval Imaging Command. 1988-ca. 1993; Department of Defense. Defense Audiovisual Agency. 6/21/1979-9/30/1985; Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1996-07-26
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Master Diver, US Navy Boatswains Mate Chief Donald Dennis, assigned as Master-Diver on board the US Navys salvage ship USS GRASP (ARS 51), checks "red diver's" EGS (Emergency Gas System) valve. Prior to every dive he checks his divers' equipment to ensure they are fully prepared for any unforseen emergencies during their hour-long mission 120 feet below. US Navy D... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: Master Diver, US Navy Boatswains Mate Chief Donald Dennis, assigned as Master-Diver on board the US Navys salvage ship USS GRASP (ARS 51), checks "red diver's" EGS (Emergency Gas System) valve. Prior to every dive he checks his divers' equipment to ensure they are fully prepared for any unforseen emergencies during their hour-long mission 120 feet below. US Navy Damage Controlman 1st Class John Frush is also stationed on Grasp and is filling the position of "primary tender" to help dress and undress each diver, and "tend" to the diver's "umbilical" life line. The Grasp is conducting "diving operations" around the clock in support of efforts to salvage wreckage and victims from the ill-fated TWA flight 800. TWA flight 800 crahed in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island, New York, on July 17, 1996. Base: USS Grasp (ARS 51) Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Glen J. Hurd, USN Release Status: Released to Public. less
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  • Unrestricted