Apollo 16 Command Module during recovery operations after splashdown
The Apollo 16 Command Module is photographed in the waters of the central Pacific Ocean during recovery operations. The prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, is in the background. A recovery helicopter hovers overhead. The splashdown occurred at 1:45:06 p.m., Thursday, April 27, 1972, at coordinates of 00:45.2 degrees south latitude and 156:11.4 degrees west longitude, a point approximagely 215 miles southeast of Christmas Island. A team of Navy divers assisted with the recovery operations.