Photos from Julie Becton, Admiral Becton's Daughter
Courtesy of Ari Phoutrides

by a photographer aboard the rescue ship PCER-851
(commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Frank Bayley, USNR)
that came alongside to remove the wounded.

Stern shots of rescue ships

Close-up of Mt 53

Ship on right appears to be fleet tug (one of two) that came
alongside and pumped water from the flooded compartments. 
The person on the extreme right is Ramon Pressburger (deceased)


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