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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 2, 2019

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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 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

Comment by donald h. hutchinson on October 8, 2014 at 8:47pm

Decom on USS Preserver (ARS 8) 30Sep86, Little Creek, VA

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on September 23, 2014 at 8:11pm

Also was Decom on USS Scanner AGR5  7/65

Comment by Norman Atwater HTCS on September 23, 2014 at 8:04pm

Plank owner of USS Hunley( AS31)-1962 and Decom crew of USS Little Rock (CG4)-1976

Comment by Craig Mook (EWC(SW/AW)) on September 14, 2014 at 9:23am

I commissioned USS MONTEREY (CG-61) and USS COLE (DDG-67).

Comment by Sean Andrew Chapman on September 2, 2014 at 3:27pm

Mr. Walker,

My dad was a member of COMSURVGRP 2 onboard the Yellowstone during those years.  You might have seen him around.  QMC Richard Chapman?


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