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Naval Station Charleston

The Charleston Naval Base was located on the west bank of the Cooper River about five miles north of the City of Charleston proper.

Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Veterans: 18
Latest Activity: Feb 17

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NAVSTA 87-90

Started by H Eugene Lunsford Feb 17. 0 Replies

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Comment by Jacqueline Janine Truppner on December 30, 2017 at 10:05am
I was stationed on the USS Frank Cable then transferred to the female barracks from 86 to 88.
Comment by Paul Barger on April 5, 2017 at 9:57am

USS Jesse L Brown FF-1089 Nov 80-May-82. I liked this base in my own strange way. I lived out in North Charleston when the ship was in, in a trailer park. Kinda miss the old place. I have held 3 reunions for 2 different ships in Charleston. This is a great place for reunions, alot of history especially if you were stationed there, brings back alot of memories. I drove on the base or at least what parts I could and see some old stomping grounds, sad to see it closed and wasting away. Does anyone remember the Flying Dutchman club/bar?

Comment by Paul Barger on April 5, 2017 at 9:52am

USS Jesse L Brown FF-1089, Nov 1980-May 1982. I have held 3 reunions for 2 of my ships in Charleston such a great place for a reunion. It was sad to see the base closed. I drove on part of it and it brought back memories, I kinda miss it in my own strange way. I lived out in town when the ship was in. Who remember the Flying Dutchman Rock on one side and country on the other usually

Comment by Joe N. Padia on August 23, 2014 at 7:57pm
I was stationed at port operations Charleston from 1986 until1989
Comment by ROBIN RUBEN FLORES on July 5, 2014 at 12:26pm
Was first stationed there at the pistol range and station armory. We also operated and maintained the 3" 50 saluting battery guns and the two station magazines. Hard work keeping the grass cut at those spots. Was a wonderful time for a 19 year old E2. Loved every minute of it. Visited NAVSTA Chas lately and was saddened to see how it went to hell.
Eventually became a north charleston police officer.
Comment by Gregory Suber on June 20, 2013 at 5:19pm

USS Bordelon DD 881

Comment by Peter H St Onge on April 15, 2013 at 5:09pm

was on the USS Dewey DDG-45 1979-1980

Comment by M. Rebecca Johnson Strobaugh on June 13, 2012 at 12:47am

NSGA Charleston Oct 81 - Dec 84

Comment by Robert A Kreyer on July 15, 2011 at 3:34pm
I was stationed at the Degaussing Station Charleston SC. We had a small base downtown and one on the base in the Cooper River, this was some great duty as a SN striking for Gunner's Mate.
Comment by John R Savitz on January 3, 2011 at 8:46am
Completed two tours of instructor duty at the FBM Submarine Training Center.  Retirted from there in '81.

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