Plane Guard

A plane guard is a warship (commonly a destroyer or frigate) or helicopter tasked to recover the aircrew of planes or helicopters which ditch or crash in the water during aircraft carrier flight operations.

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Plane Guard - Helicopters
... aircraft were experimented with for plane guard duties and search-and-rescue roles ... came into more common usage, they supplemented and sometimes replaced plane guard ships, as they could retrieve crashed aircrew faster and safer than the ships ... night operations required a ship in the plane guard position ...
Truxtun Class Cruiser - 1960s
... She acted as plane guard for the Ranger, Kitty Hawk, Enterprise and Yorktown while those carriers conducted landing qualifications for pilots ... However, in addition to acting as plane guard for carriers and standing duty as PIRAZ and a search and rescue ship, she also served as a peacetime aerial reconnaissance protective (PAPRO) picket in the Sea ...
USS Wiltsie (DD-716) - 1965-1969
... of roles, including antisubmarine warfare screening ship, plane guard destroyer, and early warning picket ship ... An intensive search failed to locate the downed plane's pilot, and all search aircraft were vectored back to their base ... Two Oriskany planes went down on 10 January 1968 Wiltsie provided communications relays where necessary and closely plotted aircraft positions, while King assumed air control function ...
USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) - Vietnam War
... Upon arrival, she assumed duty as screen commander and plane guard destroyer for Ticonderoga (CVA-14), and also joined Enterprise (CVAN-65) for more plane guard duty ... leave on 1 July she returned to her station in the Gulf of Tonkin and served as plane guard for Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), relieved Steinaker (DD-863 ...
USS Badger (FF-1071) - 1970s - 1972
... Four days later, however, she was reassigned to plane guard duty, this time for the ASW support carrier USS Ticonderoga (CV-14) ... On 7 July, the warship resumed plane guard duties, this time for the carrier USS Midway (CV-41), and departed Vietnamese waters in company with that ... until 12 August when she relieved guided missile frigate USS Worden (CG-18) as plane guard for Midway, once again headed for Subic Bay ...

Famous quotes containing the words guard and/or plane:

    Harsh necessity, and the newness of my kingdom, force me to do such things and to guard my frontiers everywhere.
    Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro] (70–19 B.C.)

    At the moment when a man openly makes known his difference of opinion from a well-known party leader, the whole world thinks that he must be angry with the latter. Sometimes, however, he is just on the point of ceasing to be angry with him. He ventures to put himself on the same plane as his opponent, and is free from the tortures of suppressed envy.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)