Replenishing an LSD at Sea

08/01/2011 – The Whidbey Island is deployed as part of the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation effort in the U.S. 6th fleet area of responsibility.

Credit: U.S. Naval Forces Europe, 6th Fleet Public Affairs: 07/01/2011

  • In the first photo, Lt. Nicholas Menzel, left, and Ensign Alexander White look on from the bridge wing of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), during a routine replenishment at sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198).
  • In the second photo, Seaman Stencil Quarles logs speed and course changes on the bridge wing of the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41), during a routine replenishment at sea.
  • In the final photo, the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Big Horn (T-AO 198) sails alongside while refueling the amphibious dock landing ship USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) during a routine replenishment at sea.

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