Yellow Fleet

Jan 15, 2022 • Wikireadia

From 1967 to 1975, fifteen ships and their crews were trapped in the Suez Canal after the Six-Day War between Israel and Egypt. The stranded ships, which belonged to eight countries, were nicknamed the Yellow Fleet after the desert sand that coated them.

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Wikipedia contributors. November 19, 2021. Yellow Fleet. (n.d.). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved January 6, 2022, from

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USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) underway at sea, in 1974
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