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Souda, Greece (Jan. 4, 2007) -- Mine warfare ship USS Gladiator (MCM 11) sits on the deck of Condock V, a Heavy Lift Vessel contracted by Military Sealift Command (MSC), during a brief port visit while transiting the eastern Mediterranean Sea.  MSC chartered Condock V after receiving a request to transport Gladiator from Texas to Bahrain. Moving the mine countermeasures ship in this manner prevents the wear and tear of an open-ocean voyage. The 1,300-ton Gladiator was loaded onto Condock V in early December in a process called "float-on," which is used for cargo too large to lift by crane. A second mine countermeasures ship is scheduled to be transferred via heavy-lift on another Condock ship in the near future. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Paul Farley (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
January 4, 2007
Paul Farley
Caption Writer
LT Christopher Bishop, Deputy Director, NVNS
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
MCM 11
Other Visible Equipment
Condock V, harbor patrol boat
Plane Number
Not available
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Tail Code
Not available
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