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A port beam view view of the cargo ship AMERICAN COURIER ( T - AK - 0107 ) off Diego Garcia. The AMERICAN COURIER is under charter to the Military Sealift Command.

Scene Camera Operator: PH1 Dave Maclean.

Source: The U.S. National Archives. ( Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files ).
· Date: Sat, 12 October 19 · Views: 242
· Filesize: 59.5kb, 407.8kb · Dimensions: 800 x 563 ·
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Keywords: American Courier
Source of Image, If not your own: The U.S. National Archives - no known restrictions.
Location Photo was taken: Diego Garcia, Indian Ocean.
Date photo was taken: 25th September 1980.
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DHendrickson
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Sat, 12 October 19 07:39

Interesting picture. The other ships are the RO RO USNS Meteor and what appears to be one of MSC's 'Sealift' class tankers and at the upper right a former States Steamship Company Maine class RO RO. I recall reading someplace that the hulls of American Courier and American Champion were repainted all white to reflect heat because the ships were loaded with munitions.
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