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Submitted by Joe Spruill (1990-1992)

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The following photos were taken between July 19 - December 19, 1991 during the SPEAR's deployment to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Storm.


Midshipmen Motor Whaleboat Races

July 1991, Central Mediterranean near Sicily, en route Haifa

Blue "E" for Gulf Warriors

Supply Dep't, led by CDR (now RADM) Steve Maas, poses after painting the Blue "E" for Supply Excellence FY1991. Oct 1991, inport Jebel Ali, UAE. Includes silhouettes of salvaged F-18 and a contact mine avoided and destroyed en route Kuwait City.

Spear Departing Persian Gulf

Straits of Hormuz, 12 Nov 1991, Battle "E" w/salvaged F/A-18.

Homeward Transit

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) Transiting the Suez Canal, 22 November 1991

Midshipmen Cruise '91

ROTC Midshipmen on summer training cruise. En route Haifa, Israel, July 1991.

Royal Navy Party Detail

SPEAR Officers, led by CAPT (later RADM and Under Secretary) Jay Cohen, muster before boarding HMS GLASGOW for festivities. August 1991, Manama, Bahrain.

Let Go the Anchor, Kuwait Harbor

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) anchoring off Kuwait City, 19 October 1991.

UNREP by Night

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) UNREPs with USNS JOHN LENTHAL (T-AO 189) in the Red Sea, November 1991.

Straight Ahead

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) during a record 22 kt run in the Mediterranean Sea while enroute Operation Desert Storm, July 1991.

Haze Gray

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) tending USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9), USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) and USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST) in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, August 1991.

Looking Up

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) lying to off Gibraltar at sunrise, July 1991.

Silent Service for Surface Warriors

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) tending USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9), USS LASALLE (AGF 3), USS GARY (FFG) and USS INGRAHAM (FFG) in Mina Sulman, Bahrain, September 1991.

Gator Aid '91

USS L.Y. SPEAR (AS 36) tending USS LONG BEACH (CGN 9), USS COMSTOCK (LSD 45) and USS BRISTOL COUNTY (LST) in Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates, August 1991.

 
 

 

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