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USS Cape Cod AD-43

USS Cape Cod AD-43 Stationed in San Diego.

Veterans: 7
Latest Activity: Oct 3

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Comment by James H. Houchin MMC(SW) Retired on October 3, 2017 at 3:31pm

I got orders to USS Cape Cod AD-43 from FASOTRAGRUPAC (SERE) NAS North Island. They were going to keep her in service. When I reported aboard 17 April 1995 they changed their minds in D.C. they were going to De-Commission her now. So I had to get new orders, I got new orders to USS Frank Cable AS-40 out of Charleston SC but they were changing homeport to NAVSTA Guam where Cape Cod was to go. So I stayed on Cape Cod as a De-Com crew. we De-Commissioned in Portsmouth VA, so I went though the DITCH (Panama Canal) 2 port of call Acapulco Mexico and Nassau Bahamas. While we were underway we were getting all compartments ready for De-Com. When we got to Portsmouth we had to get all equipment off the ship. We De-Comm her on 21 September 1995. Got a Final Cruise and Order of The Ditch Certificates on her. Picked up Frank Cable in Portsmouth she  went for a overhaul. Then road her to NAVSTA Guam, via  NAVSTA Charleston, NAVSTA Mayport, Panama Canal (Again), NAVSTA Rodman Panama, Equator (Golden Shellback) 6th time across, Sydney Australia then NAVSTA Guam. Link is a pic of Cape Cod CO       Captain Flaherty presenting me one of my Navy Commendation Medals only Pic I have onboard Ship in San Diego.Cape%20Cod1.jpg

Comment by Derek A. Crase on July 10, 2014 at 2:55pm

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