Sailors man a safety line as Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) stand fast on the stern gate during Combat Rubber Raiding Craft (CRRC) operations

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Postcard of the USS Connecticut (BB-18)

Pieces of the Past

By Eric Mills
December 2019
Samples from a massive accumulation of nautical postcards donated to the U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archive offer evocative glimpses of early U.S. battleships.

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