While I was at a Reunion, one of our shipmates had a copy of the
August 1960 issue of National Geographic which had an article
on the bathyscaphe Trieste, which had just made a record-breaking
drop to the bottom of the Marianas Trench. The picture above is from
pages 242-3 of that issue. It shows our ship tied alongside the USS
Edson (DD-946) who had taken over the DesRon 23 Flag from the Picking,.
I remembered that I had taken a picture of the Trieste from the
foc'scle when we were tied up behind her. Sure enough, I found not
one but two, so below you have a couple of pictures of this famous vehicle
taken from the Picking!