Photo #: NH 99850
USS Rich (DD-820)
Conducting an underway astern refueling from the merchant tanker Erna Elizabeth in February 1972.
During this evolution, conducted during an exercise, warships of various types and nationalities refueled from a single hose trailed astern of the tanker.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
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28 December 2004