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March 2014 Blog Posts (8)

SOS A click of your mouse can help a bunch of "Old Salts"!

One major difference between the USS Slater, DE-766 and other historical ships is that she no longer is owned by the Navy. She belongs to you (Navy veterans) and to history! She receives no government funding. Yet, she is one of the best and most completely restored ships in the country. She is a tribute to the sweat, elbow grease and dedication of the Navy vets that crew her! She is a proud memorial to all who served on her decks and those that sacrificed for our freedom.

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Added by Jim Decota on March 21, 2014 at 6:30am — 10 Comments

loading nuculear bombs

Declassified Historical Photographs.

http://www.alternatewars.com/Bomb_Loading/Bomb_Guide.htm

Added by Ronald C. Brabbin on March 19, 2014 at 7:46pm — 1 Comment

Old Navy

The Old Navy



Come gather round me lads and I'll tell you a thing or two,

About the way we ran the Navy in nineteen sixty two.

When wooden ships and iron men were barely out of sight;...

I am going to give you some facts just to set the record right.



We wore the ol' bell bottoms, with a Dixie cup or flat hat on our head;

And we…

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Added by Ronald Lee Froman on March 17, 2014 at 5:53pm — 5 Comments

PATCHES WANTED

Hi, I'm looking for three patches from March 1986 Gulf of Sidra, I crossed the line of death at Libya. Can you help? The photos are in my picture gallery.

Added by Randal E Waldon on March 17, 2014 at 5:20pm — No Comments

We're Gonna Do WHAT????

by David W. Asche

It was on our 1973-1974 WESPAC cruise that our ship, Hector, was out upon the wide open ocean.  It was a beautiful day.  Sunny, not a breath of wind.  The sea was smooth as a piece of glass.

A rumor was making the rounds and I sat in disbelief that what I heard was either an outright LIE or a fact of what I thought to be someone's sick idea of a joke....

The Captain was going to stop the ship right out in the middle of nowhere and we were all going to…

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Added by David W Asche on March 13, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

IS ANY ONE OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER HARBOR DEFENSE UNIT 1 SAN FRAN. CALIF.

    I was stationed  with Harbor Defense Unit 1 in San Francisco, CA. in 1961. It was located on the Army base at the presidio. It was classified as shore duty then, and in 1962 the whole outfit transferred to Mine Pac in Long beach, CA. When it relocated the name changed to Inshore Undersea Warfare Group 1. They formed 3 units called MIUW'S, 11, 12, & 13. We were classed as brown water navy, and placed in country by Da Nang. So far about 50% of the # 11 unit has pasted away. AO, who…

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Added by wayne walter watts sr. on March 8, 2014 at 8:08pm — 6 Comments

James Ward

Looking at 68-69 Hornet cruise book.You and I sure were a couple of very young guys.

Added by Dan Alan Seelye on March 3, 2014 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

James Ward

howdy Jim from Dan Alan Seelye   CYN3 USS Hornet CVS 12 CR division.

Added by Dan Alan Seelye on March 1, 2014 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

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