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January 2008 Blog Posts (5)

The ship was laid down on November 28, 1944 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas. She was named ORLECK on January 11, 1945 and was launched on the 12th of May, 1945, and then commissioned o…

The ship was laid down on November 28, 1944 by the Consolidated Steel Corporation of Texas. She was named ORLECK on January 11, 1945 and was launched on the 12th of May, 1945, and then commissioned on September 15, 1945.



Ship's Characteristics:

Class:

Gearing Class, Long Hull

Length:

390 feet, 6…

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Added by Gerald Hannah on January 16, 2008 at 1:16am — 1 Comment

Navy News: Report: Chinese ships confronted Kitty Hawk

I find this disturbing and wondered what you all think of this situation. Please comment.





Report: Chinese ships confronted Kitty Hawk





Kyodo News Service

Posted : Tuesday Jan 15, 2008 16:08:22 EST


TAIPEI — A Chinese attack submarine and destroyer shadowed U.S. warships in November in the Taiwan Strait, sparking a 28-hour standoff that brought the group to a battle-ready halt in…

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Added by Tim Gulliford on January 15, 2008 at 11:43pm — No Comments

Navy Vets

Finally a website aimed at Naval Vets and their family. I found this sight last night while surfing around and after getting approved for membership, I have spent the last few hours modifying my spot including uploading a few things.

Thank you to Doug for creating this site and I look forward to a large following.

Added by Tim Gulliford on January 15, 2008 at 1:35am — 1 Comment

In the Middle of the Med

I'm not sure that other forces get to experience the same feelings a sailor does at sea. Every once in a while when I drift off, I still think back to starry nights on the deck of the USS Spartanburg County out in the Mediterranean.

A Tank Landing Ship (LST) is a flat-bottom ship so in calm waters it didn't slice the water like a tin can, it tended to bob and weave on it gently. We ran off of a couple diesel…

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Added by Douglas Karr on January 9, 2008 at 7:57pm — 3 Comments

Military Sea Transportation Service, Atlantic

I am wondering if there are any veterans of the Military Sea Transportation Service. I was stationed out of the Brooklyn Army Terminal on First Avenue. My ship was the Gen. Wm. O. Darby T-AP-127.

Added by Frank R. Bartolotta on January 9, 2008 at 5:59pm — 5 Comments

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