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 (see attachments).

Anyone know which carrier that was?



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