USS Barnstable County
(LST-1197)

Operation Smokey Topaz
(AKA: "Ice Station Tango")


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Patch courtesy Dave Johnson


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From May through July of 1982, the USS Barnstable County (LST-1197) participated in Operation "Smokey Topaz", its own version of the "Hunt for Red October." The above photo is the 51 member "Spook Detachment" that was embarked for this operation to gather intelligence on any Russion Naval activity.
All Photos Courtesy Daniel Devlin

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Operation "Smokey Topaz" Thumbnails

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OICS 'Spook Central' Ice Station 'Tango' Embarked SEAL Team India Class Russian Sub
CTI3 Devlin & India Class Russian Sub Victor III Class Russian SSN Delta III Class Russian SSBN Russian Foxtrot SS
Russian MI-14 Helo Russian MI-14 Helo Pilot Russian FFG-942 Russian LST vs LST-1197

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