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SOUTH CHINA SEA (March 7, 2007) -- A Landing Craft Utility (LCU) enters the well deck of amphibious transport dock USS Tortuga (LSD 46) while conducting amphibious operations. Tortuga and Essex Amphibious Ready Group, along with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, are currently conducting the first phase of annual spring patrols. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Myrick (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 7, 2007
Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Brandon Myrick
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
LSD 46
Other Visible Equipment
Plane Number
Not available
Not available
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Inside the well deck