U.S.S. Koelach's U.S. Naval Base

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Image shows the USS Koelach decorated for the Naval Station Newport's annual holiday lighting. Three large Christmas stockings hang from a lifeboat on board the ship. "The Koelsch's stockings are hung by the boat with care and Santa assists the men of the destroyer tender Puget Sound with a little painting during the 1971 Annual Holiday Lighting of Cruiser-Destroyer Force and Service Force ships at Newport. More than 30 ships of all sizes are lighted each evening Monday through Thursday from 6-11 p.m. and Friday through Sunday from sunset until 11 p.m. until Monday evening, January 3. The displays may be viewed by entering the Newport Naval Base through Gates 10 or 17".

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