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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: Jul 15

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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 July 15, 2019 at 3:09pm

Am a proud Plank Owner from the USS John R. Perry DE-1034)

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 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 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.

Comment by Jim Standrich on March 23, 2015 at 11:17am

I am a Plank Owner for the Inteligence Center Pacific located at Camp H.M. Smith, HI

Comment by Stephen L Waters on March 2, 2015 at 2:33am

Pre-com and plank owner on USS Connole DE/FF 1056 Sept, 1969


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