Nov. 1975 Collision

In the night of Nov. 22, 1975, USS Belknap CG26 was plane guard for USS JF Kennedy CV67, when the most serious of accidents at sea occurred.

Collision and catastrophic fire at sea!
Through the heroic response of her brave crew and with the assistance of USS Ricketts, USS Bordelon, USS Dale and others, she was saved to serve again.

The following albums contain amateur photos that were provided to the USS Belknap Association by crewmembers of the USS Bordelon, USS Ricketts, USS Hoist and others.

On each photo, click on the icon in the top right to see the largest image, scroll to see all of the image.

Click this drop-down menu to see all the albums: (At the bottom of each album click the “>” caret to see more pages)