View full size image


San Diego, CA (Aug. 22, 2003) -- The USS Decatur (DDG 73) steams towards the Coronado Bridge as she departs the comforts of home and begins her scheduled deployment.  The Aegis Destroyer is part of the first Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG-1). An ESG constitutes a new naval strike force designed to equip amphibious forces with added firepower and operational capabilities.   The seven ships of ESG 1 include, the Decatur, USS Peleliu (LHA 5), USS Germantown (LSD 42), USS Ogden (LPD 5), USS Port Royal (CG 73), USS Jarrett (FFG 33), and USS Greeneville (SSN 772).  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Alan D. Monyelle.  (RELEASED)

More detailed information for US Military equipment and procedures is available in the Data Store

US Military Equipment Technical Manuals | US Army Field Manuals | Marine Corps Warfighting Manuals | US Navy Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) Manuals | 3D Military Computer Models

Photo description

Photo Date
August 22, 2003
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Alan D. Monyelle
Caption Writer
NVNS Staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
DDG 73
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
Not available
San Diego, CA
Tail Code
Not available
Not available