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Operates equipment that produces steam for propulsion engines and steam-driven electric power generator.

Veterans: 93
Latest Activity: Jan 13, 2019

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Started by THOMAS A. KOCIR. Last reply by Walter Rothermund Jan 20, 2018. 5 Replies

Who remebers cleaning the stacks and the soot in the stacks turned into an acid that burned the piss out of your eye's and any cuts you had and the lagging that was full of asbestos. The Chicago was…Continue

sprayer plates

Started by vince bonderczuk. Last reply by David A. Wright Mar 5, 2015. 1 Reply

nsfo sucked f-76 was pretty good burning jp-5 you could burn but superheater temps woud be higher and it did burn cleaner but was expensive to burn in a boiler and we made ourown overloads on the…Continue

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Comment by Don Shireman on April 4, 2017 at 6:32pm
JW I remember that Plaque.
Comment by John W Halstead on April 4, 2017 at 6:28pm
Comment by John W Halstead on April 4, 2017 at 6:25pm

Served with Donald Shireman on board the USS Rogers in the aft fireroom worked for Don

Comment by Gregory Lesniewski on April 1, 2017 at 6:47pm

Served aboard the world's first guided missle cruiser (USS BOSTON CAG-1) 1961 - 1963. Great memories. This was the basic training for my civilian job when I got off active (Stationary Engineer), and retired as Chief Engineer of the Power House! 

Comment by Don Shireman on April 1, 2017 at 4:02pm
I meant we used only the best fuel... BLACK OIL!
Comment by Don Shireman on April 1, 2017 at 4:01pm
I was on the USS Rogers from 1968-72. Worked in the Aft. Fireroom for 3 years, then Oil King for the last year. We used a not the good stuff for the Boiler....BLACK OIL! Dungarees have black oil on them. Snipes (Boilerroom) ruled. I agree we we always the first on and the last off. I can still smell the refueling smell from taking on fuel.
Comment by charles (chuck) phillips on October 17, 2016 at 10:17pm

it,s been 50 years since I  was in the many good memories..on uss saint paul CA 73.1963-66.came out a BT-2..never had a school...wish I had..

Comment by William J. Koraska II on October 17, 2016 at 4:06pm

Boot at RTC Great Lakes, BT 'A' school (5 weeks) 6YO advanced training at Snipes Castle. Reported to USS Vulcan AR-5 as BT3 at a munitions base across from NYC. 2 years on Vulcan, IO cruise, 3 months in GITMO. Worked aft space, Oil Lab, and Forward space. Detached to go to C school, got knocked off my bike by a 17 air-date. 2 years at NLSO Norfolk on limited duty. Put on TDRL as BT2. Vulcan was a different ship. 400 pound B&W boilers. Only thing automatic control was on the SSTG's to control the condensate level. We never used it. Was a great laugh when you get an OPE officer asking you 'What is it?'

Comment by Rodger Joye on March 12, 2015 at 8:37am

Jim Blanton, check out the Historic Naval Ships Assoc at  They list all the museum ships.  The ORLECK is in Lake Charles, LA and the KENNEDY is in Battleship Cove, MA.  But there are also a few SUMNER and FLETCHER class around (Buffalo, Charleston SC, Boston).  The plants on all three classes are identical as far as I know.

Comment by jim blanton on March 11, 2015 at 11:24pm

rodger joye thank you for the info I will try to find out witch ship is closet to me in ky and try to take my son and grand kid to see it  my son will see that it was not like the video games he plays schools need to teach more on hist. and less on bs.


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