USS Theodore E Chandler (DD-717),, 1969
Here we see the Gearing class destroyer USS Theodore E Chandler (DD-717) in the Pacific on 2 October 1969, early in a deployment off the coasts of Vietnam. The crew are at quarters, suggesting that she was entering or leaving port when the picture was taken. A large group are using the helicopter landing pad, which was about to become redundant as the DASH anti-submarine drone was being withdrawn from service at the time.
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Rickard, J (4 March 2022), USS Theodore E Chandler (DD-717),, 1969 , http://www.historyofwar.org/Pictures/pictures_USS_Theodore_E_Chandler_DD717_1969.html