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Sint Eustatius (Nov. 16, 2006) -- Sailors aboard the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Stephen W. Groves (FFG 29) man the rails as the ship fires a gun salute in a re-enactment of the salute given to USS Andrew Doria by Governor Johannes de Graaff of Sint Eustatius on November 16, 1776. The salute was the first formal recognition of what would become the United States of America by a sovereign nation. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Regina L. Brown (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
November 16, 2006
Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Regina L. Brown
Caption Writer
Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
FFG 29
Other Visible Equipment
Saluting gun
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Manning the rails, gun salute