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Paul M. Sonnabend
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Paul M. Sonnabend commented on Paul M. Sonnabend's group USS McCloy FF-1038
"The McCloy was more of a submarine than a surface ship, diving under even the smallest of swells. The sonar dome would rise out of the ocean only to crash back and make the mast shudder - breaking off the top 25 feet while returning from one Med…"
Nov 3, 2012
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USS McCloy FF-1038

USS McCloy (FF-1038) was the second and final Bronstein-class frigate. Commissioned as a destroyer escort, the McCloy was redesignated as frigate on 30 June 1975.See More
Nov 3, 2012
Paul M. Sonnabend commented on Paul M. Sonnabend's group USS Kenneth D. Bailey DE/DD-713
"My first ship serving on board as FTG3 starting in Oct 1966 when she returned from a Med Cruise. Went through the ship yard in Charleston SC where I met and married my first wife. Spent long months in GTMO training after the yards and seeing a 12 ft…"
Sep 12, 2012
Paul M. Sonnabend commented on Richard J. Boersema's group USS Detroit AOE-4
"Served from March 1978 through April 1977 as FTG1 during Bath Maine ship yard. Was Mess Deck Master at Arms while eating in the church and living on the APL tied along side."
Sep 12, 2012
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USS Detroit AOE-4

USS Detroit (AOE-4) was the fourth and last Sacramento-class fast combat support ship built for the United States Navy. She was laid down on 29 November 1966 by Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington; launched 21 June 1969; and commissioned on 28 March 1970. She is the fourth United States Navy ship named after Detroit, Michigan (the largest city in the state of Michigan) & the fifth ship total including one commissioned by the British Navy in Canada.See More
Sep 12, 2012
Paul M. Sonnabend commented on Donald Paul Kent's group USS Santa Barbara AE-28
"I was a FTG2 starting as part of the Nuclease Crew in Dundalk, MD in Feb of 1970 until I left in Subic Bay Jan 1973. Many great memories including a fork lift fire on the main deck  and long working hours off the coast of Nam."
Sep 12, 2012
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USS Santa Barbara AE-28

USS Santa Barbara (AE-28) was an Kilauea-class ammunition ship in the United States Navy.See More
Sep 12, 2012
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USS Kenneth D. Bailey DE/DD-713

USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713/DDR-713) was a Gearing-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II. She was named for Kenneth D. Bailey. The name Kenneth D. Bailey was originally assigned to the destroyer escort USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DE-552) on 30 November 1943; DE-552 was cancelled on 10 June 1944, and the name was reassigned to DD-713 on 8 July 1944.See More
Sep 12, 2012
Paul M. Sonnabend is now a member of Navy Veterans
Sep 4, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Santa Barbara (AE-28) Nucleus Crew Baltimore, Maryland
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
September 21, 1964
End date of your service
November 30, 1985

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