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Gulf of Thailand (June 17, 2006) -- The counter measure wash down system aboard amphibious dock landing ship USS Tortuga (LSD 46) is tested to ensure its readiness on the ship's foc'sle. Tortuga is enroute to Thailand for the 2nd phase of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training (CARAT). CARAT is an annual series of bilateral maritime training exercises between the United States and six Southeast Asian nations designed to build relationships and enhance the operational readiness of the participating forces. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
June 17, 2006
Mass Communications Specialist 2nd Class John L. Beeman
Caption Writer
Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 46
Other Visible Equipment
RIM-116 RAM Launcher
Plane Number
Not available
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Tail Code
Not available
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