Space Recovery Missions
By USS Ponchatoula AO-148
All Gemini Recoveries occured in the Atlantic, except  Gemini VIII

The USS Ponchatoula AO-148 was secondary recovery ship for Gemini 4, 6, & 7 lunar missions as well as the Apollo 7 if they occured in the Pacific. They all landed in the Atlantic.

See how the Kawishiwi crew prepared for recoveries in 1965.
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Jon Bernard was aboard sister ship when Kawishiwi was assigned as secondary recovery vessel, 200 miles downrange of the primary recovery carrier (Iwo Jima, as I recall) for some Apollo missions (I'd have to check which ones). We carried a full scale Apollo re-entry module & made practice approaches on it in mid-Pacific moderate sea conditions while under the watchful eye of  NASA supervisors. The Kawishiwi wasn't one to "stop on a dime" from Standard speed, and on a practice recovery during which I was the OOD, I brought it in too tight and a swell slapped it into our side, rupturing the orange flotation collar around it! Fortunately it didn't sink, but  after that I appreciated that Apollo re-entry flights always came close to their target and could be recovered with helo's.

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