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USS Cole
(DDG 67)

Supporting Forces

The thumbnail images and captions are linked to screen-sized images; larger images are linked to the words "Hi-Rez Image". All photos are US Navy Official photos or US DoD Official photos, except as noted. Additional photos will be added as they become available.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Donald Cook (DDG 75) underway during sea trials. Donald Cook was one of the first two ships to arrive at Aden to render assistance to Cole. She later escorted Cole during the trip back to the United States.

 [THUMBNAIL] Donald Cook at her commissioning ceremony at Philadelphia, PA.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Hawes (FFG 53) underway. Hawes arrived with Cook to provide security and assistance for Cole.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Hawes (FFG 53) underway off Aden while Cole was being loaded on the deckship.

 [THUMBNAIL] The Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 22 insignia aboard Donald Cook. Cole, Donald Cook, and Hawes are all part of DESRON 22.

 [THUMBNAIL] The Fast Combat Support Ship USS Camden (AOE 2) was the third ship to arrive near Aden to render assistance to Cole.

 [THUMBNAIL] The fleet tug USNS Catawaba (T-ATF 168) was dispatched to Aden to assist in towing Cole offshore for loading aboard Blue Marlin.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Tarawa (LHA 1) leads an Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) that was dispatched support the investigation, salvage, and repair efforts.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Duluth (LPD 6) is the second ship in the Tarawa ARG.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Anchorage (LSD 36) is the third member of the Tarawa ARG.

 [THUMBNAIL] The British frigate HMS Marlborough (F233) was the first naval vessel to come to Cole's assistance. Royal Navy photo.

 [THUMBNAIL] USS Paul Hamilton (DDG 60) underway on sea trials. Paul Hamilton escorted the deckship Blue Marlin from Dubai to Aden.

 [THUMBNAIL] View from a machine gun position at the Marine Corps support camp set up on a nearby shore. The support camp was set up in what had been a harbor-side garbage unloading facility.
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 [THUMBNAIL] The mess line at the Marine Corps support camp.
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 [THUMBNAIL] The mess line at the Marine Corps support camp.
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 [THUMBNAIL] Using a local small boat, Marines bring a hot breakfast out to Cole, whose galley and mess were completely destroyed.
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