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Deck Drawings

Whether it's a single letter or a 100-foot greeting, aircraft carrier crews stand ready to spell it out.

Mardi Gras Celebration

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Afloat in the Gulf of Mexico in 1953, the USS Monterey tips its hat to Mardi Gras. An especially flat flattop, the Monterey's guns had been absent since January 1951, when it was converted to a training ship.

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