This film shows four of the recovery ships for the APOLLO 13 operation scheduled for Friday, April 17, 1970.
Aerial views of the USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2) underway with helicopters on deck
The USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22) underway
USS KAWISHIWI (AO-146) in middle of carrier and destroyer
Various views of the USS ESCAPE (ARS-6) underway
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Background: This film shows four of the recovery ships for the APOLLO 13 operation scheduled for Friday, April 17, 1970.
The ships are the USS IWO JIMA (LPH-2), USS BENJAMIN STODDERT (DDG-22), USS KAWISHIWI (AO-146), and the USS ESCAPE (ARS-6).
Recovery is planned to take place approximately 1200 miles northeast of New Zealand, in the Pacific Ocean.