USS NASSAU (LHA 4) is one of the TARAWA (LHA 1) class of amphibious assault ships serving with the US Navy. NASSAU was alongside HMC Dockyard in Halifax for MARCOT during the summer of 1998.

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USS NASSAU docked at HMC Dockyard in Halifax, NS, during MARCOT '98. 
The bow.
Looking forward from the wharf, taken just aft of midships. 
Looking aft from forward of midships, with the island superstructure visible above. The starboard SLQ 32(V)3 electronic warfare unit is just visible near the top of the superstructure to the left. Looking carefully also reveals what looks to be refueling hoses on the left side of the island.
Taken from forward on the flight deck, this photo looks aft toward the island. Several CH-46 Sea Knight helicopters litter the deck to the left and right of the photo. 
This view shows several of the interesting characteristics of the forward end of the island. Starting at left is a SATCOM aerial, with the Phalanx CIWS just above and to the right. At the forward port corner is a 21 cell RAM launcher. There are two bridge levels, one being for the actual command of this ship, the lower one presumably being the command center; NASSAU is equipped to act as a command ship.
The forward mast. The RAM launcher is again visible at the bottom of the photo, with a small navigation radar to the left. What looks to be some sort of small SATCOM dome is at the aft end of the top platform. The SPQ 9A and SPG 60 fire control radars have been removed from this mast, presumably to coincide with the removal of the four 5"/45 guns that formerly occupied the four corners of the flight deck. 
Still looking aft, this shot shows the aft end of the island. The SLQ 32(V)3 is at the top left of the photo, and the large plate visible aft is the SPS 48E 3D air search radar. The SPS 52 was replaced by the SPS 48E radar, which was removed from an older NTU missile cruiser which the USN retired. A small SATCOM aerial is visible aft at right, just over the air boss centre to the right of the superstructure. 
Looking at the aft end of the superstructure again, this time looking forward. The large dome is a SATCOM radar, as is the small dish to the right and above. The SPS 48E is better shown here, as is the SATCOM aerial on the forward mast. Although not really visible in any of these photos, there is an SPS 40E 2D air search radar on top of the island just aft of the forward mast. It is just visible in the first photo on this page. At the top of the aft mast is the Mk.23 TAS (Target Aquisition System), meant for picking up low flying targets. Just below it to the left (and in the top centre of the previous photo) is the ship's SPN-43B air control radar. On the starboard arm, opposite the SPN-43B (and hidden behind the SPS 48E) is the SPS 67 surface search and navigation radar.
This shot is taken inside the forward end of the superstructure looking aft down the ramp leading to the main hangar. Vehicles can drive from the flight deck down this ramp, and by making a 180 degree turn at the bottom can proceed down another ramp to the vehicle storage deck. Aircraft would use an elevator from the main hangar. The ships infirmary is along this ramp to the right (on the port side of this ramp). 
This is the vehicle storage deck on NASSAU. Again looking aft, to the right of this photo is the ramp leading up to the main hangar. Various derivatives of the Hummer jeep are visible. 
Taken looking aft, with the elevator to the right of where the photographer is standing, an AV-8B Harrier II is visible in the foreground with a CH-53E Sea Stallion in the background. 
Back on the forward flight deck, this is a Twin Huey of the US Marines.  CH-46 Sea Knights line the deck in the background.
The venerable Sea Cobra gunship is actually based on the airframe of the Huey shown above. Both types were flown in the Vietnam War, although both have seen many improvements since that time. 
A CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopter, the largest helo NASSAU carries. 
This time on deck, another AV-8B Harrier II. The turbine blades on the planes one engines are visible through the intake, and one of the directional nozzles which allow the Harrier to take off and land vertically can be seen just behind the intake. 
Another view of the Harrier. The Harrier also utilizes smaller jet nozzles in the wing tips and tail to control pitch and yaw while operating in vertical flight. 

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