The Virtual Nitro Class Ammunition Ship Helicopter Deck

The pictures to be found on this page are those of the helicopter deck and surrounding areas. The helicopter decks and control stations were added to the Nitro Class AEs in the mid 1960s to add an additional UNREP capability called VERTREP or Vertical Replenishment.

This page also contains pictures of the pre helicopter deck conversion aft gun wells. The four(4) three-inch/50-caliber guns were paired in two gun mounts

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Page created: 11/15/00 Updated: 3/6/2006
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