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Mayport Naval Station

Since its commissioning in December 1942, NS Mayport has grown to become the third largest fleet concentration area in the United States.

Veterans: 42
Latest Activity: Jul 9, 2019

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Rebalt club

Started by Richard Medeiros Oct 8, 2016. 0 Replies

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Comment by Michael Alan Sonntag on July 9, 2019 at 2:46pm

The USS America anchored in the St. John river for four days in May 1977.

Anyone got any pictures of the ship or the area during that time?

One day while on liberty, I walked South of Mayport through some residential neighborhoods and then East to the Atlantic coast.  There was a thunderstorm way out over the Atlantic.  After walking maybe a mile South down the coast, I came to a jetty and there was a huge school of mullet on the South side of the jetty.  It was impressive and the memories are vivid.  Problem is that I find any indication today that such a jetty ever existed at such a location. 

Anyone have any ideas?

On the internet I found some photos taken of a Taiwanese sailor who was in Mayport in 1977. In the background of the photos there is an aircraft carrier at anchor in the St. John river.

Anyone know which carrier that was?

Comment by Richard Medeiros on October 8, 2016 at 11:29pm

I remember the Rebalt club in 1970

Comment by Thomas Alfred Wick on August 26, 2016 at 12:19pm

USS Saratoga CV  60-1980 She is gone too

Comment by GREGORY SCOTT LAMMERS on August 14, 2016 at 7:53pm

I was stationed there from late August 1980 through to around November 1981 (1 year and 2 months) aboard the now sold-for-scrap USS Forrestal (CV-59). 

Comment by Mark Van Alstyne on June 8, 2015 at 8:15am

Was there from 1991-1993, Spent a year in the SIMA foundry, Made second class, then spent a year or so with base security. Loved the fishing here, best in the states on those jetties.

Comment by David W. Dukes on June 7, 2015 at 7:12pm
I was stationed at mayport fla. from 1975 to 1977 on the USSRoosevelt.lots of good times. Anyone remember the "Rebalt" club on carrier pier?
Comment by Skip Neel on April 26, 2013 at 4:32pm

Was stationed at NavSta Mayport in the Crash Crew from 4/61 to 2/64. A lot of great Memories and Shipmates.

Comment by Rob Ankenbrandt on March 26, 2013 at 11:45am

I checked onboard at the philadelphia naval shipyard...we arrived at mayport and saw my first palmtree :)......remember the crystal palace, uncle john tavern, etc.  Was on the Sara from 82 - 85; the med cruise in 84.

Comment by richard alan schlesier on March 25, 2013 at 2:35pm

I was station on an ata home ported at mayport I can not remember but I think it was the uss salish ata-187 that was back in 1968-1969

Comment by Vincent W Svitak on February 11, 2013 at 10:16pm

I was here stationed aboard the USS Forrestal (back in '90) as a Radioman.


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