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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 Charles W. Statkus on March 8, 2015 at 4:17pm

2 July 1963

Boilerman "A" School final average of 94%. The highest score in the past year and was #3 in the top 100 Graduates.

Achieved BT2 prior to honorable discharge (30 JULY 1965) at three years eleven months of service. Served aboard the DD-850 USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR and DL-1 USS NORFOLK.

Comment by David A. Wright on March 1, 2015 at 8:55pm

You could relite fires with reletive safety off the back wall if lost burning NSFO. Couldn't do it with DFM or F-86.I know, I did it.

Comment by Stephen L Waters on February 26, 2015 at 7:17pm

Plank Owner USS Connole DE1056. Went aboard as FN on pre-com detail left in 72 as BT2, Had 24hrs to report to USS Newport News CA148 leaving next day for Viet Nam.

Comment by Rodger Joye on February 22, 2015 at 9:52pm

Jim Blanton, We have two GEARING class DD's as museum ships, the ORLECK and the JOSEPH P. KENNEDY JR.  You might want to check with the orgs that maintain them for help.

Comment by jim blanton on February 22, 2015 at 9:02pm

has anyone got pics of number 1 boiler room of a gearing class tin can lost the ones I had of the uss agerholm dd826  want my grand kids to see what it was like down in the pit if so please send them to me

Comment by jim blanton on February 17, 2015 at 10:03pm

well I read today that the uss ranger is going to the scrap yard in march another good steamer gone . the gov. outa keep them around they just mite need em someday  steam ships don't need pc/s to run just good snipes

Comment by Gregory Lesniewski on February 16, 2015 at 10:26pm

In #4 FR when first came aboard the BOSTON, then in #1, then the Oil Shack as Oil King! 

Comment by jim blanton on February 16, 2015 at 9:55pm

b div first on /  last off was in fwd fire room on all 4 tincans I was on

Comment by Gregory Lesniewski on February 15, 2015 at 12:51am

Jim Blanton----was in reserve uniy=t when the word came down that BT's were no more! Said I had a choice and asked what I wanted to convert to! Replied--S and a month later got  my answer--Fleet Sailors had first dibs ( which I fully understood) and I was either an MM or a civilian! Only had a few more years before I could retire, so took the MM rate & sailed off with it! Was able to stick it out for retirement in 2000 as MM! At least I got something from it! Not sorry, as I have endless memories from ACDU & reserve duty! 

Comment by jim blanton on February 14, 2015 at 11:30pm

the old tincans  are gone  600 stick plants are a thing of the past  and the boiler tec s one day will be to the good days 6 and 6  4 and 8 if your lucky   and yes fires off the back wall the top watch went buggy


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