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Plank Owners

A "plank owner" is an individual who was a member of the crew of a ship when that ship was placed in commission, recommissioning or decommissioning.

Veterans: 71
Latest Activity: Dec 9, 2018

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USS South Carolina CGN-37

Started by Richard K. "Pete" Peterson. Last reply by Casimir F Dobrzycki May 7, 2014. 1 Reply

I was a member of the First Increment of the Pre-Commissioning Crew for the USS South Carolina, DLGN-37 (changed to CGN-37 after commissioning).  I was initially assigned to the Pre-Commissioning…Continue

Plank owner

Started by Roger Austin Apr 2, 2012. 0 Replies

Was Plank owner for USS George Washington (CVN-73), VFA-151,Namtradet-1038Continue

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Comment by Lee Damicone on December 9, 2018 at 4:04pm

"HAPPY HOLIDAYS 2018" to all of my fellow Plank Owners.

Comment by Joe W Wilkinson, Sr. on November 10, 2018 at 12:15pm

Plank Owner on the USS Kishwaukee AOG 9, 1965 Portland, OR.

Comment by Lee Damicone on December 31, 2017 at 6:30pm

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of my fellow Plank Owner's

Comment by Craig Mook (EWC(SW/AW)) on December 26, 2017 at 5:23pm

I am a Plankowner on USS MONTEREY (CG-61) (16 JUN 1990) and USS COLE (DDG-67) (8 JUN 1996).  I am also tecnically a Plankowner with Afloat Training Group, as I was assigned to FTU Mayport when it switched to ATG, and also a Plankowner of the Delbert Black National Chief's Mess in DC.

Comment by Bill Haimes on December 26, 2017 at 2:17pm

I was a plank owner in USS FRESNO (LST-1182) when commissioned in Nov 1969.  OPS Boss for two years after.  We grew up on that tour.  Two years, two WESTPACs.

Comment by Lee Damicone on September 9, 2017 at 10:52pm

I was a Plank Owner on the USS John R. Perry (DE-1034) Served on board from Precom school to 1963. While on board our home port was Key West Naval Station where we provided ASW training for students from the Fleet Sonar School there.

Comment by anthony m mikusak on January 26, 2016 at 5:05pm
USS Waddell DDG-24, was plank owner,1963
Comment by Douglas F Temple on December 17, 2015 at 9:39pm

I was a plankowner on U.S.S. JOHN F. Kennedy CVA-67 1968-1970.

Comment by Bob Dubreuil on November 12, 2015 at 8:27am

I am a plank owner of the USS Kansas City AOR-3.

Comment by Ernest Copenhaver on June 16, 2015 at 3:16pm

I am a plank owner for the re-commissioning of the USS Richmond K Turner DLG-20 on 05/27/1972 out of Bath Maine.


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