View full size image


Sasebo, Japan (May 20, 2004) -- The crew of mine countermeasures ship USS Patriot (MCM 7) poses for a command photo during a dry dock maintenance period in Sasebo, Japan. Patriot is complemented with a crew of 84 sailors and is one of two mine countermeasure ships operating with U.S. Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan. These ships use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and a mine-detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control. They are also capable of conventional sweeping measures. The ships are of fiberglass sheathed, wooden hull construction, to protect the ship from magnetic contact mines.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan R. Kulp (RELEASED)

More detailed information for US Military equipment and procedures is available in the Data Store

US Military Equipment Technical Manuals | US Army Field Manuals | Marine Corps Warfighting Manuals | US Navy Non-Resident Training Course (NRTC) Manuals | 3D Military Computer Models

Photo description

Photo Date
May 20, 2004
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan R. Kulp
Caption Writer
Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan R. Kulp
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
Other Visible Equipment
Not available
Plane Number
Not available
Sasebo, Japan
Tail Code
Not available
Not available
Ship in dry dock, out of water, hull exposed