Since its commissioning in December 1942, NS Mayport has grown to become the third largest fleet concentration area in the United States.
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  • The USS America anchored in the St. John river for four days in May 1977.

    Anyone got any pictures of the ship or the area during that time?

    One day while on liberty, I walked South of Mayport through some residential neighborhoods and then East to the Atlantic coast.  There was a thunderstorm way out over the Atlantic.  After walking maybe a mile South down the coast, I came to a jetty and there was a huge school of mullet on the South side of the jetty.  It was impressive and the memories are vivid.  Problem is that I find any indication today that such a jetty ever existed at such a location. 

    Anyone have any ideas?

    On the internet I found some photos taken of a Taiwanese sailor who was in Mayport in 1977. In the background of the photos there is an aircraft carrier at anchor in the St. John river.

    Anyone know which carrier that was?

  • I remember the Rebalt club in 1970

  • USS Saratoga CV  60-1980 She is gone too

  • I was stationed there from late August 1980 through to around November 1981 (1 year and 2 months) aboard the now sold-for-scrap USS Forrestal (CV-59). 

  • Was there from 1991-1993, Spent a year in the SIMA foundry, Made second class, then spent a year or so with base security. Loved the fishing here, best in the states on those jetties.

  • I was stationed at mayport fla. from 1975 to 1977 on the USSRoosevelt.lots of good times. Anyone remember the "Rebalt" club on carrier pier?
  • Was stationed at NavSta Mayport in the Crash Crew from 4/61 to 2/64. A lot of great Memories and Shipmates.

  • I checked onboard at the philadelphia naval shipyard...we arrived at mayport and saw my first palmtree :)......remember the crystal palace, uncle john tavern, etc.  Was on the Sara from 82 - 85; the med cruise in 84.

  • I was station on an ata home ported at mayport I can not remember but I think it was the uss salish ata-187 that was back in 1968-1969

  • I was here stationed aboard the USS Forrestal (back in '90) as a Radioman.

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