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01-29-2010, 11:26 PM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile34315/Haiti-Operations.htm>Haiti Operations</a></b><br><br>I've identified many of the ships in place in the new imagery for the Haiti operations. I've also pointed out some of the damage and some of the various aircraft that are visible.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=112807/23380Haiti.jpg>

01-29-2010, 11:28 PM
Just to add one update, I added the identity of one of the ships in the port as being a ship with the Royal Netherlands Navy stationed in the Caribbean. I still am not certain about the other ship out in the water with the Lynx on the deck, but certainly the Netherlands flies the Lynx too. I'm still researching that one.

01-29-2010, 11:41 PM
The both Whidbey Island Class ship are:

USS Fort McHenry (LSD-43)
USS Gunston Hall (LSD-44) anchored near Killick Navy Base

01-30-2010, 12:13 AM
EDIT: After trying to find Killick in Haiti and failing I stumbled across a story about Killick. :) Gotcha, I understand what you're saying now.

01-30-2010, 05:26 AM
I figured out the ID of the other unknown ship as a member of the Mexican Navy. When I realized the helicopter on the back was an AS-565 Panther. It took some poking around on the Mexican Navy website, but I found it.

01-30-2010, 10:12 PM
But, where is the Carl Vinson ?!? Seems like it ought to be close enough to be in view.

01-31-2010, 02:49 AM
But, where is the Carl Vinson ?!? Seems like it ought to be close enough to be in view.

It's difficult to say, but very likely the the carrier doesn't sit still at anchor. It's probably moving up and down along the coast and was too far to the west to be in the images at the time .. or it was just slightly too far out towards the open ocean. One of those two would be my guess.

02-09-2010, 10:53 PM
Mostly updated for the newer imagery.

One ship remains unidentified. I'm still working on it, but it's been difficult to find information about it. There's another ship I've not bothered to start researching yet. It's either civilian or a from a Coast Guard fleet other than the US.

02-10-2010, 06:12 AM
ah, the definite military ship was the Colombian ship BL-161 Cartagena de Indias. Noted and updated in the placemarks now.

02-10-2010, 11:38 AM
The AMSEA Class Maritime Prepositioning Ship (you named it Lt. John P. Bobo Class) is the 1st Lt Jack Lummus, because the lengths of these words are smaller then the PFC Dewayne T. Williams. You can see the name on aft starbord side.

02-10-2010, 11:48 AM
By the way, there is a canadian warship at Jacmel (Imagery 25.01.10) on the south coast. It's the lead ship of the Halifax class: HMCS Halifax (FFH 330)

02-10-2010, 02:54 PM
Thanks for pointing that out. I'd done a scan, but clearly didn't look hard enough to notice that they'd extended the imagery that far.

02-12-2010, 04:58 AM
By Grand Goave are 1 LCM-8 at sea and 1 on the beach. Also in the estuary of the river are 2 LCACs.

02-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Nice find there. That's where those two LCM-8 craft are heading in the older imagery. I'm sure those two LCM-8 craft that are visible near Grand Goave are the same ones. I did also take the time to figure out that the vehicle carried by the second LCM-8 was a LARC-V. There were two visible down at the landing area in the camp along with bulldozers and a fuel tanker and other equipment. It threw me because I kept looking at Marine equipment, but the LARC-V is Navy equipment. :)

I also added a mark on some landslides probably caused by the earthquake. I've been looking at various spots. Some definitely pre-dated the earthquake, but this set didn't seem to based on looking at imagery from last year.

New Edit: I also added another LCM-8 right in the port I missed before. I also put in a couple of new placemarks in Port au Prince for damage and noting crowds of people.

02-15-2010, 05:23 PM
There is another LCM-8 at 1832'2.97"N, 7222'47.11"W.

02-15-2010, 05:40 PM
I found a, lookslike, flying SH-60 Seahawk here at 1833'53.50"N, 7217'12.22"W.

02-21-2010, 07:19 PM
Updated the file. Good catch on the LCM and helicopter. The helicopter looks very odd, but I think that a Seahawk is indeed the best match for it.

The LCM-8 is sitting at a UN compound. I added a placemark to make a note of it. Several UN vehicles, including armored personnel carriers are visible.

I fixed one of the Seahawk placemarks as i was looking around at them. It was clearly NOT a Seahawk because it had 5 rotors. It's actually a Sea King and statest his correctly now.

EDIT: Also just added the SH-60 Seahawk in flight near the airport's runway.