View full size image


At sea with USS Saipan (LHA-2) Jan. 31, 2003 -- The amphibious assault ship's USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) and USS Bataan (LHD-5) sail in formation aft of the assault ship USS Saipan, while conducting simultaneous vertical replenishment (VERTREP) operations at sea.  All three ships are deployed as part of Amphibious Task Force-East (ATF-E), conducting missions in support of support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert M. Schalk. (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
January 31, 2003
Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Robert M. Schalk
Caption Writer
Mr. C.J. Madden, Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
USS Bataan (LHD-5)
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Not available