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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 Peter Berghold on February 28, 2013 at 2:08pm

Plank owner; USS Cushing DD985

Comment by Larry A. Powles on May 31, 2012 at 6:23pm

Plank Owner, USS Boxer (LHD-4) Air Dept.

Comment by Denis A Grover on April 23, 2012 at 12:37am

Denis A Grover BT2  Plank owener  USS Wainwright DLG-28  Com Jan 66 in Boston Ma A very cold day and lots of snow

Comment by frank murray on April 19, 2012 at 12:51pm

plank owner uss grand canyon

Comment by Earl Crosby on April 13, 2012 at 2:13pm

Plank owner of COMNAVSURFLANT as SK2, when COMCRUDESLANT decommissioned and became CNSL in 1973

Plank owner of USS Oldendorf [DD-972] as SK1 commissioned 1978

Plank owner of USS Samuel B Roberts [FFG-58] as SKCS commissioned 1986

Comment by Bert Perkins on April 2, 2012 at 10:36pm

I just posted my Plank Owner Certificate, click my name to see it.

Comment by Dr. John Laski on March 25, 2012 at 11:03pm

Was on board (shore command) the Naval Education and Training Center in 1973/74 as it transitioned from Naval Station Newport to NETC, under the command of Howard N.Kay, Captain, USN. Plank owner NETC, NPT, RI.

Comment by bobby Ridings on March 25, 2012 at 7:00pm

I am a plank owner of the U.S.S. . Holland  AS-32 which we put in commission on Sept. 7, 1963 at Charleston South Carolina.

Comment by Terry Munk on March 25, 2012 at 4:35pm

I was a member of the 1982 recommissioning crew of the Battle Ship USS New Jersey BB-62.  We were the first of the 4 Iowa Class Battleships placed back in commission during President Regan's administration.

and a note for all Battleship New Jersey sailors out there; there is now a USS New Jersey group to join.

I was also decommissioning crew for the USS Vancouver LPD-2.

Comment by Richard Oropeza on January 19, 2012 at 2:59pm

Here's a copy of my plankowner's certificate 1 November 1974.


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