USS Gallant
(AM/MSO-489)

I took this slide of GALLANT on a glorious afternoon in September 1957.  We were on our way home from MINDIV 73's first WESPAC deployment and were between Midway Island and Pearl Harbor.  MINDIV 73 at that time was comprised of ACME, CONQUEST, ESTEEM, GALLANT, and PLEDGE.  Fuel bladders were not yet in the fleet, so we carried deck loads of diesel in 52 gallon drums.  On the way over, one of the ships ran out of fuel and had to be towed into Tokyo Bay.

I took this slide of GALLANT on a glorious afternoon in September 1957. We were on our way home from MINDIV 73's first WESPAC deployment and were between Midway Island and Pearl Harbor. MINDIV 73 at that time was comprised of ACME, CONQUEST, ESTEEM, GALLANT, and PLEDGE. Fuel bladders were not yet in the fleet, so we carried deck loads of diesel in 52 gallon drums. On the way over, one of the ships ran out of fuel and had to be towed into Tokyo Bay.
Courtesy of Stan Cochran


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