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USS Belleau Wood  (LHA 3) Mar. 27, 2002 -- A contractor from National Steel and Shipping Company (NASSCO) hydro-blasts the ship's screws as part of a preservation program for the ship's hull.  USS Belleau Wood (LHA 3) is currently in dry dock after returning from a deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  The 40,000-ton Navy vessel is the lead element of a three-ship Amphibious Readiness Group (ARG).  Belleau Wood carries a crew of 1,000 Sailors and more than 2,000 Marines.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Erika Jones.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 27, 2002
Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Erika Jones
Caption Writer
Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
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Plane Number
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Tail Code
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In dry dock, view of rudder and propeller screw