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Plank Owners

A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission, recommissioning or decommissioning.

Veterans: 62
Latest Activity: Mar 23

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USS South Carolina CGN-37

Started by Richard K. "Pete" Peterson. Last reply by Casimir F Dobrzycki May 7, 2014. 1 Reply

I was a member of the First Increment of the Pre-Commissioning Crew for the USS South Carolina, DLGN-37 (changed to CGN-37 after commissioning).  I was initially assigned to the Pre-Commissioning…Continue

Plank owner

Started by Roger Austin Apr 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Was Plank owner for USS George Washington (CVN-73), VFA-151,Namtradet-1038Continue

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Comment by Jim Standrich on March 23, 2015 at 11:17am

I am a Plank Owner for the Inteligence Center Pacific located at Camp H.M. Smith, HI

Comment by Stephen L Waters on March 2, 2015 at 2:33am

Pre-com and plank owner on USS Connole DE/FF 1056 Sept, 1969

Comment by donald h. hutchinson on October 8, 2014 at 8:47pm

Decom on USS Preserver (ARS 8) 30Sep86, Little Creek, VA

Comment by Norm Atwater HTCS on September 23, 2014 at 8:11pm

Also was Decom on USS Scanner AGR5  7/65

Comment by Norm Atwater HTCS on September 23, 2014 at 8:04pm

Plank owner of USS Hunley( AS31)-1962 and Decom crew of USS Little Rock (CG4)-1976

Comment by Craig Mook (EWC(SW/AW)) on September 14, 2014 at 9:23am

I commissioned USS MONTEREY (CG-61) and USS COLE (DDG-67).

Comment by Sean Andrew Chapman on September 2, 2014 at 3:27pm

Mr. Walker,

My dad was a member of COMSURVGRP 2 onboard the Yellowstone during those years.  You might have seen him around.  QMC Richard Chapman?

Comment by Sean Andrew Chapman on September 2, 2014 at 3:26pm

Boy, I feel like the young buck here.  LOL.  I was a plankowner on the USS Mahan(DDG-72) from 1997 to 2000.  I was also an honorary plankowner of the USS Fort Fisher( LSD-40) due to being christened on the bridge, the day of commissioning.  Nice to meet you gentleman.

Comment by James Walker on June 2, 2014 at 5:07pm

I am a Plank Owner of USS Yellowstone AD41. 1980 to 1984. She is no longer a member of the fleet. A good ship.

Comment by Dan Alan Seelye on April 19, 2014 at 9:38am

I served aboard the USS Hornet CVS 12 from 1966 TO 1970 at Bremerton Washington where I helped to decommission the old girl.


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