Who remebers cleaning the stacks and the soot in the stacks turned into an acid that burned the piss out of your eye's and any cuts you had and the lagging that was full of asbestos. The Chicago was a great ship to be on.
nsfo sucked f-76 was pretty good burning jp-5 you could burn but superheater temps woud be higher and it did burn cleaner but was expensive to burn in a boiler and we made ourown overloads on the coral sea drilled out some 11s and made 9s for full po
I remember going into bars when others from ships company were there and you would hear whispers from others while we were in blues "man dont mess with the snipes you fight one you fight em all and they will kick your ass" Served on the belknap in b
USN 65-68 on board CASCADE AD-16 and SHENANDOAH AD26. DID MED cruise on both.WORKED at BETHLEHEM STEEL 30 YEARS STEAM-WATER -AIR DEPT . NOW at ESSROC CEMENT 15 YEARS. LEFT the NAVY AS BT2. DO not regret being a BT HARDWORKING GROUP.
Wanted to be a deisel Mechanic and got stuck in the boiler room and have been loving it ever since. Assigned to DDG-7 from 77-81. After fireroom and oil shack. Got out and have worked for Hartford Steam Boiler ever since.
Kevin: I've already got a BT cup,license plate,and a BT "T' shirt which you can get at www.cafepress.com. I wore it to the reunion i just came home from. The U.S.S.Yorktown CVS-10.in Mount Pleasant,South Carolina. There's usuallt only one BT at the
WAS A BOILER TECH ON THE WADDELL 1200LB SUPERHEATED SIDE 72-74 RIGHT OUT BOOT CAMP. WAS IN VIETNAM WATERS 54 DAYS ON THE GUN LINE OPS END SWEEP CROSS THE EQAUTOR BECAME A SHELL BACK MANY OF SIGHTS AND SOUNDS. ALSO 74-75 WAS ON 600LB BOILER ON THE COR