All pictures on this page have been copied from the USS Helena CA-75 1957 Cruise Book
Provided by Vic Brelje, RM3, OR Division. USS Helena CA-75 November 1954 - October 1957.
Marines aboard the HELENA serve many vital functions.
They maintain the ship's internal security, serve as a guard, furnish orderlies to high-ranking officers,
provide ceremonial guards, and render honors to visiting dignitaries and care of the Brig.
As of 1956 Marines were given the dutys of manning the two AA directors , number 52 starbord and number 53 port.
Another duty of the Marines is one 3"/50 gun mount, its upkeep and firing. They also provide a landing force for operations ashore if needed.
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