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Navy Boiler Technicians

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 Martha (Vezina) Hanner on June 14, 2010 at 9:21pm
I went to BT"A" school from Feb to Mar 79. Self-paced learning my favorite. I finished the school in 7 weeks with reasonably goods scores. I thinkI was probably the smallest BT at 5'3". But I did love being in the Chicago area. I took the "EL" downtown several times. I stayed at Great Lakes about 2 wks, due to a detailer foul up. I recevied orders to the USS Guam, which the Petty Officers had a field day with, since women weren't allowed to servce on combat ships at that time. so off to SIMA I went. I enjoyed the people that I worked with and my time in the Navy. I have the tenancity to never give up no matter what.
Comment by Eric S. Combs on June 11, 2010 at 11:39pm
RTC Great Lakes sep- nov 85. Ftc Great Lakes BT A school dec 85- jun 86. Stationed San Diego on Henry B. Wilson DDG-7 jun 86- oct 89 . 1200 psi Babcock- Wilcox D type boilers . Oct 89 - Aug 91 stationed on England CG-22 . 1200 psi Vaught boilers. I now work running boilers at the Univ. of Alabama . Lot less pressure ( 100) but I actually found a job that I can use what I learned in the Navy . Going on 16 years now .
Comment by Jerry A.Blake on June 11, 2010 at 9:25pm

Comment by ALPHONSE J LARIVEE on June 11, 2010 at 8:15pm
U.S.Navy 1961-65 active 1965-67 inactive reserves. Boot Camp CO # 369 San Diego.First duty station U.S.S. Yorktown CVS-10 Homeported Long Beach,Ca. Assigned to "B" Div # 4 Fireroom.also worked in the Boiler Repair Gang. Class "A" BT School Great Lakes Ill August- Novenber 1963. U.S.S. Bordelon DD-881 Homeported in Charlston,South Carolina.Made 2 Wespac cruises on the Yorktown.Made 1 Med cruise on the Bordelon,transited the Suez Canal. Made Shellback 15 April 1964.Returned home (Detriot,Mi).Worked in the Power at the Ford Motor Rouge Complex until 1984. Took a job with Eaton Corp. Retired 3 years ago.Looking for other BT's that & MM's served with me on either ship.You can e-mail me @
Comment by Jimmy Hassell on January 19, 2010 at 2:11pm
BP&E school 11/66, then to BT"A" then to 3 mmr USS FORRESTAL CVA59. I hve been a boilr inspector for an insurance company for the last 31 years. "Real snipes have fuel oil stained dungrees".
Comment by James Reed on January 15, 2010 at 7:38pm
went frm deck force in 64 as a BTFN--made 3rd class in 66--was on the USS Mazama AE-9 --made west-pac in 66 got out --reupped in 72 was BT on Iwo Jima and the Basilone DD-824 --was dicharged as a BT-2 in 78 ---steamed Modified "D" type and 600# "M" on the destroyers---
Comment by Bud Stilwell BT Snipe on September 28, 2009 at 4:08am
After BT A-School was assigned to SIMA/NRMF Long Beach in the Lagging Shop 57-A, then transfered to the Pump Shop 31-G as SQCI, later was transfered to Corrison Control Shop 72-B as SQCI.
Comment by Bud Stilwell BT Snipe on September 21, 2009 at 4:01am
Attended PE Basic's and BT A-School at Great Lakes Main Side from March 1987 to June 1987

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