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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 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.
Comment by Edwin E Laboy on August 6, 2011 at 10:05pm
I was Part of the Crew that placed the USS Carl Vinson CVN 70 on commission
Comment by Daniel David Rause on August 6, 2011 at 3:08pm
Commissioned the USS Wisconsin(BB-64) on October 22, 1988
Comment by Thomas Reinert on August 6, 2011 at 3:00pm
Commissioned the USS Samuel B. Roberts FFG-58
Comment by Richard J Eisenring on August 6, 2011 at 10:27am
Commissioned the USS Harry S Truman (CVN 75) on July 25, 1998. What a great ship! We had an awesome crew of plankowners!
Comment by Richard C Bowren on August 6, 2011 at 9:59am

Plank Owner on USS Guadalcanal LPH-7 commissioned in Phila. Naval Shipyard.

Precomm School and the whole bit, 1963.



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