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Old 02-05-2006, 06:59 AM   #1
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I was talking to my Dad a while back, as I often do. We got to talking about a little old ship he served aboard when he was in the Navy. Out of curiosity, I googled for it, and found this:

http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/14226.htm

Good bit of info about the little ship, as well as a few photos. Could you imagine crossing the Pacific 4 times on a ship like that? It's max speed was 13 knots.

He went aboard that ship, his first assignment, in late 1951. He's not in the "crew photo" (5th from the top), but knew most of the guys in there.

He's in the next photo down, though. He's in the back row (on your left), and the 11th from the bottom of your screen. It's easiest to just count their hats. He's kind of conspicuous, because he's leaning farther forward than the others.

He was shocked and amazed to know that all this info on his ship was available, let alone pics of himself and his old buddies were out there. He got reassigned to a small carrier after this ship, but this one is the one he talks about the most.

Anyone else got some cool old photos?
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Old 02-05-2006, 07:35 AM   #2
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Here is my first ship. I was on it from 96-97.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/05/964.htm
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And here is my 2nd ship....98-99.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/040169.htm
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Old 02-05-2006, 06:25 PM   #4
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Here's the "long & black and don't come back" I served on: USS Drum worst three years of my life.
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Old 02-05-2006, 11:34 PM   #5
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USS Abraham Lincoln CVN-72 here. Actually enjoyed my 3 years on the boat a hell of a lot more then my time at a shore station. Less BS on the boat to deal with.

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Old 02-07-2006, 11:02 PM   #6
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http://www.navsource.org/archives/04/04063.htm
my grandfathers boat in wwII pacific theatre, he said he was 18 mos without setting foot on dry land.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/07/0741.htm
my little bros boat for three years chasing drug runners in the carribean.
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