Many of these photos may be seen on YouTube in pseud-video format.

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Click on any picture to the left of the text and and you will see a larger version.

On the left side of each page are links to the six photo groupings on this site.

The best place to begin is with the pictures I took while we were On Station.

The other sections are:
Panama Canal Transits
At Sea
Shore Leave in the Azores
San Diego Homecoming
Misc. Apache Photos


The section of this site under the At Sea link on the left side of each page, will give you a little idea of what it was like on the U.S. Navy's longest tow.


The Shore Leave in the Azores section is a collection of photos taken during our two stops at the port of Ponta Delgada in the Azores. Having the opportunity to see this beautiful land made the long cruise seem even more worth while to a sea-tired crew.


The photo section labeled "Panama Canal Transits" via the link on the left side of each page, will give you a little idea of what it was like to be on the Apache as it towed White Sands through the Panama Canal . . . twice!


The San Diego Homecoming section has a few shots of our arrival back home as well as some group photos of Apache's crew.


The Misc. Apache Photos section has a couple of pictures that didn't fit anywhere else.


Our unit "patch", although I don't think I ever saw an actual patch of this drawing.