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USS Blue Ridge LCC-19

USS Blue Ridge (LCC-19) is the lead ship of the two Blue Ridge-class command ships of the U.S. Navy, and is the command ship of the United States Seventh Fleet.

Veterans: 22
Latest Activity: Apr 9, 2019

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Started by Marc Vertin. Last reply by Larry J Rausch Jul 4, 2013. 5 Replies

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Comment by peter joseph bono on April 9, 2019 at 3:29pm

hi i was on blue ridge from 1985-88 i was a gunners mate third division we are having a reunion in las vegas this year in aug from 22-26 we have about 12 people coming so far so if any of u guys are from that era contact mike quinlivan for reunion details sail on ridge

Comment by Glenn Lepien on September 10, 2013 at 1:32am

If I have my history right of August 2013, the BLUERIDGE has just tied the old Asiatic Squadron gunboat USS MONOCACY for years of service in WestPac .. with 34yrs in 7th Fleet  ... "Go Blue" 

Comment by Glenn Lepien on August 2, 2013 at 2:34pm

Great bunch of Shipmates ..

Comment by Glenn Lepien on August 2, 2013 at 2:31pm

Got aboard as OS1 in Sept'79 just before OKI-maru turned over 7thFlt in October.  Made OSC in '81 and got re-toured aboard the Navy's Finest Flagship. 

Most called WestPac Deployment, but we on the Blue Ridge call it Home.

Comment by Meritt Hutton on July 18, 2013 at 1:30am

My first West-Pac was 1973.  Does anybody have the date we crossed the line?  My memory box was lost in a house fire. If you lost your certificate or card.
Comment by Larry J Rausch on June 13, 2013 at 6:09pm

Hey there Robert, here's on of your shipmates from 72-75. I was a communications officer for most of my time and CMS officer the whole time.

Comment by LES SCOTT on June 4, 2013 at 8:52am

To all I was aboard from 1983 to 1987.  Good memories as ships company.

Comment by Robert D Maw on January 15, 2012 at 5:18pm

Hello, I was on the USS Blue Ridge from July 5, 1971 to September 26, 1974.  I was an ETN2.  I now live in Greenville, SC.  I work at WYFF-TV in Greenville.  I am a member of Navyvets and also on facebook.  Will like to hear from anyone that was the ship during my time or later.

Comment by Erik Hallen on August 26, 2011 at 1:36pm

Served aboard the Blue Ridge as an air traffic controller (AC 2) with TACRON 1 assigned to CTF 76 staff. Oct 1974 to May 1975. Participated in the evac of Saigon Operation Frequent Wind.  Saw everything happening on the radar display. never saw the light of day until the US ambassador was brought out to Blue Ridge.

 Would love to go back and sail again 

Comment by Brock Neeley on April 29, 2011 at 6:53pm
I was a crew member from 3/78 to 8/81. anybody else on her then?

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