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USS Butte AE-27

The second USS Butte (AE-27) was a Kilauea-class ammunition ship in the United States Navy. She was laid down 21 July 1966 by General Dynamics Quincy Shipbuilding Division at Quincy, Massachusetts and was christened and launched 9 August 1967. She was commissioned on 14 December 1968 in the Boston Naval Shipyard and assigned to the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, originally homeported in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Comment by peter joseph bono on January 30, 2019 at 7:09pm

were you a ammo loader during gq or did you ev3er work around the 3"gunmounts pete

Comment by peter joseph bono on January 25, 2019 at 2:11pm

i was on the raging bull from may 1970 till 11 dec 1973 this was my first ship did many things on this ship i was in charge of the ships armory for two years went on 3 caribbean cruises and 2 med cruises and first west pac for the ship went to vietnam, . i miss my old buddies the killer bees, buoudeau, bailes burpo, bush and of course bono, i also miss kieffer, whipple, denaughel, and the radio gang, the divo was great but the chief was an a****** i heard the mighty one was sunk years ago sorry to hear of it but it was a great ship for me sail on butte.

Comment by Robert Montellano Valverde on March 6, 2014 at 1:59pm

Served on the LONELY BULL from '76 to '78. Made two med cruises as a bosun seaman. Got out when the BUTTE was dry docked in Brooklyn. Brothers on the BUTTE forever.

 

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