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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 2

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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 Michelle Marie McKay on December 2, 2019 at 4:55pm

You can contact him, he has contacts that have or can obtain wood for the pens he makes from most ships and boats. I met him at a Harvest Faire in Newport News. 

Comment by Lee Damicone on December 2, 2019 at 4:33pm

Michelle,

What a GREAT gift for a Plankowner. All I have is paperwork and memories...at my age I'm glad I still have the memories.

Lee Damicone, RD1

Plank Owner

USS John R. Perry DE-1034

Comment by Michelle Marie McKay on December 2, 2019 at 4:14pm

Had a custom pen made with wood from the USS Archerfish (SSN 678), was on pre-com crew and put her in commission. 

Comment by Michelle Marie McKay on December 2, 2019 at 4:12pm

Comment by Lee Damicone on December 2, 2019 at 3:53pm

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
 

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