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Photograph caption dated July 14, 1956 reads "San Francisco's Bay Bridge seems dwarfed by huge top deck on 7,000-ton scanner, which, when stationed at sea, adds several hundred miles to radar warning system already in operation by United States and Canada." The article partially reads "Working closely with the Lockheed Constellations flying radar patrol duty in the Pacific to extend the nation's defense against sneak aerial attack are the ships of CONAD, a joint Army-Navy-Air Force command established by the Joint Chiefs of Staff in 1954." The sailor is on the deck of the picket ship U.S.S. Scanner, moored at Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay. CONAD, the Continental Air Defense Command, operated from 1954-1975.; See images #00143348 through #00143351 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00143349 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d052_f18_i31 CARL0005792169 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/71769
United States.--Department of Defense Men--California--San Francisco Sailors--United States Ships--California--San Francisco Radar defense networks--United States Radar--Military applications Military uniforms Tracking radar Decks (Naval architecture) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (Oakland and San Francisco, Calif.) Treasure Island (San Francisco, Calif.) San Francisco (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs