Aerial view of the first Battleship Battle Group (BBBG) to deploy to the Western Pacific since the Korean War, taken 1 July 1986. [click photo to enlarge]
Ships clockwise from bottom of picture:
- USS Long Beach (CGN-9) Long Beach-class guided missile cruiser, United States Navy.
- USS Merrill (DD-976) Spruance-class destroyer, USN.
- HMAS Swan (DE 50) River-class destroyer escort, Royal Australian Navy.
- HMAS Stuart (DE 48) River-class destroyer escort, RAN.
- HMAS Parramatta (DE 46) River-class destroyer escort, RAN.
- USNS Passumpsic (T-AO-107) Ashtabula-class fleet replenishment oiler, Military Sealift Command.
- USS Wabash (AOR-5) Wichita-class replenishment oiler, USN.
- HMAS Derwent (DE 49) River-class destroyer escort, RAN.
- USS Kirk (FF-1087) Knox-class frigate, USN.
- USS Thatch (FFG-43) Oliver Hazard Perry-class guided missile frigate, USN.
- HMAS Hobart (D 39) Perth-class guided missile destroyer, RAN.
- center, USS New Jersey (BB-62) Iowa-class battleship, USN.