• Creator
  • Department of Defense. American Forces Information Service. Defense Visual Information Center. 1994-
  • Created Date
  • 1997-02-11
  • Description
  • The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A worker uses a portable scanner on a tag affixed to a front loader to track its position in the cargo holds of the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Gordon (T-AKR 296). USNS Gordon is being loaded with United States Army equipment at Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, South Carolina. USNS Gordon is one of 19 Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships, or LMSR, whi... more
    The original finding aid described this photograph as: [Complete] Scene Caption: A worker uses a portable scanner on a tag affixed to a front loader to track its position in the cargo holds of the United States Naval Ship (USNS) Gordon (T-AKR 296). USNS Gordon is being loaded with United States Army equipment at Naval Weapons Station, Charleston, South Carolina. USNS Gordon is one of 19 Large, Medium-Speed, Roll-On/Roll-Off Ships, or LMSR, which will be built or converted at United States shipyards by the year 2001. The ship can carry an entire US Army Armor Task Force, including up to 58 tanks, 48 other tracked vehicles and more than 900 trucks and other wheeled vehicles. It is more than 300 yards long and has a storage capacity of more than 300,000 square feet. The ship is named in honor of MASTER Sergeant Gary I. Gordon, US Army, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in 1994 for his gallantry in action in Mogadishu, Somalia. Base: Charleston State: South Carolina (SC) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Gregory L. Davis, USAF Release Status: Released to Public. less
  • Format
  • Magnetic Disk
    Magnetic Disk: Hard Drive
  • Rights
  • Unrestricted