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Operates equipment that produces steam for propulsion engines and steam-driven electric power generator.

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Latest Activity: Dec 20, 2016

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Started by vince bonderczuk. Last reply by David A. Wright Mar 5, 2015. 1 Reply

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…Continue


Started by THOMAS A. KOCIR. Last reply by Freddie Cummings Mar 1, 2014. 2 Replies

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…Continue

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Comment by charles (chuck) phillips on October 17, 2016 at 10:17pm

it,s been 50 years since I  was in the many good memories..on uss saint paul CA 73.1963-66.came out a BT-2..never had a school...wish I had..

Comment by William J. Koraska II on October 17, 2016 at 4:06pm

Boot at RTC Great Lakes, BT 'A' school (5 weeks) 6YO advanced training at Snipes Castle. Reported to USS Vulcan AR-5 as BT3 at a munitions base across from NYC. 2 years on Vulcan, IO cruise, 3 months in GITMO. Worked aft space, Oil Lab, and Forward space. Detached to go to C school, got knocked off my bike by a 17 air-date. 2 years at NLSO Norfolk on limited duty. Put on TDRL as BT2. Vulcan was a different ship. 400 pound B&W boilers. Only thing automatic control was on the SSTG's to control the condensate level. We never used it. Was a great laugh when you get an OPE officer asking you 'What is it?'

Comment by Rodger Joye on March 12, 2015 at 8:37am

Jim Blanton, check out the Historic Naval Ships Assoc at  They list all the museum ships.  The ORLECK is in Lake Charles, LA and the KENNEDY is in Battleship Cove, MA.  But there are also a few SUMNER and FLETCHER class around (Buffalo, Charleston SC, Boston).  The plants on all three classes are identical as far as I know.

Comment by jim blanton on March 11, 2015 at 11:24pm

rodger joye thank you for the info I will try to find out witch ship is closet to me in ky and try to take my son and grand kid to see it  my son will see that it was not like the video games he plays schools need to teach more on hist. and less on bs.

Comment by Rodger Joye on March 9, 2015 at 7:33pm

Charlie, your picture shows she was a stick plant.  In the bottom of the picture is the controller for a Copes-Vulcan feedwater controls.  If she had that, she did not have ACC.  Thanks, you've answered some questions I've had for years!!!

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Comment by Charles W. Statkus on March 9, 2015 at 6:39pm

If I am not mistaken, it was all manual control. Three man watch, Oil pressure, air pressure and a burner batter for single boiler operation...

Got dicey one day coming up to doc when the forward boiler room blew a tube and we cross connected. Ran the whole docking procedure from the aft boiler room! Captain said he would not have known we had a problem if he did not hear the realtime reports. She answered all bells without hesitation on one boiler. That was one TOP Watch I will never forget...

Comment by eugene e hildebrand on March 9, 2015 at 6:39pm

since we are showing boiler pics

heres a few off the lex taken this past oct during an all hands reunion

I'm a tad bigger than i used to be at one time i coulda ot in the steam drum


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