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Sailors awarded a certificate for going around the world.

Veterans: 12
Latest Activity: Aug 16, 2016

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Comment by Paul Basso on February 15, 2014 at 7:17pm

My last cruise was an Around-the-World cruise onboard USS Coral Sea (CV-43). Departed NAS Alameda and visited Subic Bay, Singapore, Pattya Beach Thailand, Hong Kong; transited the Suez; then visited Naples (twice) and Cannes France. Spent time in the Gulf of Sydra when Ghaddafi threatened to sink the USS Eisenhower, spent more time off of Lebanon, and even more in the Caribbean.

Comment by Harry Kozlowski on October 6, 2013 at 9:39am

Did an "Around the World" cruise 1970-71 on the USS Wainwright DLG-28. Left from Naval Base Charleston, SC in 1970, traveled through the Panama Canal, served in Vietnam, Korea, Japan, became a Shellback, and took the long way back home to Charleston via the Philippines, Malaysia, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. 

Comment by Skip Brehm on April 20, 2011 at 12:49pm
Left Norfolk 2/15/1968 on the USS America. Rio (lost an A6 and crew practicing for an air show for Brizilian Military). Past Cape Hope, refueled by British Oiler off Madagascar, through the Sunda Straits to Philippines. Four line periods on Yankee Station (lost 3 more aircraft and several air crew) with stops in Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong. Home via Sydney Australia, Wellington New Zeeland, Cape Horn, Rio and back to Norfolk on 12/15/1968.
Comment by David W Morris on January 17, 2011 at 6:56pm
Oh yeah forgot we just got out of the Suez when the Stark was hit. A pretty tense time for all. We were ready and couldn't believe they didn't turn us around.
Comment by David W Morris on January 17, 2011 at 6:47pm
Did it on the USS Stein FF-1065 in 1987. Golden Dragon, Order of the Ditch, Shellback, Order of the Rock, Safari through the Suez, Sailing the Spanish Main, and Loyal order of Magellan. Stops in the Philipenes, Diego Garcia, Mambasa Kenya, Tormalinos Spain, Puerto Rico, Montserrat (for the Queens birthday).
Comment by Frederick (Rick) Becker on February 19, 2010 at 11:20pm
Earned the Loyal order of Magellans on board the USS Mazama AE-9 , 3-16-1966 Davisville, RI , Panama Canal, Pearl Harbor, PI, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Equator, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Med, Straits of Gibraltar, Davisville, RI Dec 23, 1966
Comment by Darrell A. Nelson ENC Retired on February 18, 2010 at 10:55pm
Did it on 1966 West Pac on the mighty Mazama.
 

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