USS Ashland (LSD-48) Pictures

A collection of pictures of USS Ashland (LSD-48). Most were donated by the crew of USS Ashland (LSD-48)

Last updated on May 2, 2003

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Commissioning day, 09 May 1992, New Orleans, Louisiana




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Commissioning Day.  One of Ashland's LCAACs tied up behind her.



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Commissioning Day.  USS Ashland (LSD-48) tied up at the waterfront in New Orleans as the muddy water of the Mississippi River passes beneath her.



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May 13, 1994 - The person in the picture is then ENS Straughsbough.    I am not sure on the spelling of his name.   He was BOSN at the time.    Picture is taken on the O5 or O6 level port side around the corner from the smoking deck.    I am sure we were underway but don't know what we were doing at the time.   It was pretty rare to see him in a relaxed mode and I had to take the picture. - Tom Grimmer

Just to critique Tom "GRIMMDOG" Grimmer's pictures a little.   Picture #1 was outside Ops lounge scuddle on the O-5 level and Picture #2 the house flag, always flown for Unreps and coming in and out of port to be secured at the breakwater "leaving port" and mooring.   Unreps are underway replenishments. - Joey Neet


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The house flag.






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Clearing away navigational hazards during the Cuban migration - Tom Grimmer (108K)    Click here for a much larger photo, 375K.






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Using the 25mm Bushmaster to clear away navigational hazards during the Cuban migration.    People around the gun from left to right are GMG3 Petrow, FC3 Givens, and GMG3 VanHorn.   Do not know the two standing near the chaff launchers. - Tom Grimmer (99K)   Click here for a much larger photo, 310K




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A U.S. Marine Corps ambulance drives into the well deck of the USS Ashland in Kuwait City.   A U.S. Marine Corps ambulance drives off the deck of a U.S. Navy Landing Craft, Utility into the well deck of the USS Ashland (LSD 48) as the ship sits alongside the pier in Kuwait City, Kuwait, March 3, 1998.   The Ashland is loading equipment as part of a force augmentation in Southwest Asia.   The Ashland is homeported in Little Creek, Va. DoD photo by Chief Petty Officer Alexander C. Hicks Jr., U.S. Navy.  980303-N-1055H-001    (145KB)
http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Mar1998/980303-N-1055H-001.html






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BM3 Hollis Kelly (1991-1994) and BM3 John Boatwright (1992-????) receiving their ESWS pins aboard the USS Juneau LPD-10. From Rhonda Kelly.







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BM3 Hollis Kelly (left) and BM3 John Boatwright (right) with their newly pinned ESWS. From Rhonda Kelly.