Monday, September 12, 2011

USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168)

The fleet ocean tug USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168) steams through the waters of the Arabian Gulf. USNS Catawba is an ocean going tug, which can be used for diving and salvage operations and is forward deployed to the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom is the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 1st Class Arlo K. Abrahamson)

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