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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 James Matthew Bruder on January 14, 2012 at 8:05pm

Plank Owner USS Carl Vinson CVN-70, Crew Member, OP Divison Photo Lab from 1982-1986

Comment by Richard Oropeza on January 5, 2012 at 9:30pm

Plank owner....Naval Regional Medical Center Camp Pendleton, CA 1974...part of the inaugural crew of the NRMC CAMPEN when they went from the old wooden "H" design to the multilevel medical center on the shores of Lake O'Neill near mainside. OOH-RAH!  

Comment by David Herman Korngiebel on January 5, 2012 at 4:11pm

U.S.S Frank Cable - Picked her up in Seattle and sailed her to Charleston.

And i was out in the harbor to see her off for the last time as she sailed to Guam.

Comment by richard alan schlesier on October 27, 2011 at 8:36am

i commission the uss barnstable county lst 1197 in long beach calif. the ship was built in san diego and outfiffed in long beach i was a second class store keeper sorting out supplies for different department after commissioning we departed for little creek virginia

Comment by Walter Lamer on October 11, 2011 at 6:27pm
I am a plank owner on the U.S.S. Puget Sound AD 38 1968 Great ship .
Comment by Woody Hall on September 25, 2011 at 5:58pm
Plank Owner Uss Arleigh Burke  DDG-51 and USS The Sullivans  DDG-68
Comment by Mitch Taylor on August 19, 2011 at 9:05pm
Plank owner, USS ALEXANDRIA SSN 757. Crew member from '89 to '93.
Comment by Michelle Marie McKay on August 19, 2011 at 8:47pm
I was on the commissioning crew or the USS Archerfsh SSN 678.
Comment by James Richard White on August 19, 2011 at 8:13pm
Plank owner at Naval Air Facility, Cam Ranh Bay RVN. Served from May of '67 to May of '68. We had one corner of the large air force base complex. It was sand and concrete when we started.
Comment by John C. Barranco on August 8, 2011 at 5:16pm
I was on the commissioning crew of the USS Richard B. Russell (SSN-687) which was the last sub of the Sturgeon class. Placed into service in August, 1975.

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