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US NAVY RADAR PICKET SHIP  - THESE SHIPS PATROLLED AN AREA IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC BEYOND THE RANGE   OF THE SEARCH RADAR OF THE TEXAS TOWERS AND PERFORMED THE SIMILAR FUNCTION OF THE TEXAS TOWERS AND THE AIRBORNE RADAR PLANES OF THE 551ST AIRBORNE EARLY WARNING AND CONTROL WING AT OTIS AIR FORCE BASE, MASSACHUSETTS. [USAF photograph provided courtesy of Jesse E. Pruden]

  A.J. Northrup