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USS Carl Vinson CVN-70

Veterans: 38
Latest Activity: Jan 15

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old man carl

Started by airman , retired, johnson Oct 31, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by Donald F. Schaeffer on January 15, 2019 at 10:55pm

Plank Owner.  Checked aboard about a year before commissioning.  Made Chief

along with about twenty others during that time.  Was in OR (?) division caring for the AN/SPS-48C radar system.  Enjoyed all the work-ups in the Caribbean.  After our first run through the ASTEC(?) range, they found the coating had started flaking off the shafts causing so much noise we could be heard shortly after leaving Norfolk.  All four shafts were replaced with shifts intended for the CVN-71.  The ship rec fund had to pay for a barge in St Tomas when it sunk while serving as the landing platform at the stern for the liberty boats.  When the ship left on it's first deployment, I had to leave the ship on the last CAD back to Roosevelt Roads due to my wife's hospitalization.

Comment by John T. Roberts on June 28, 2016 at 9:50am

1989 - 1992 G-4 Division Officer

Comment by Dana Brown on June 19, 2014 at 7:07pm
I was there 90-93. I was AIMD/ IM3 /VAST. Mike Morgan and I were good friends. We sort of lost track of one another over the years. I was surprised when I saw he had posted here. Time sure does fly!
Comment by James Weathers on April 12, 2013 at 12:18am

Comment by James Weathers on April 12, 2013 at 12:17am

Came aboard Oct 81, air dept v3 div . Plankowner, shellback, looking for Kevin McBeth V2 div from on Oregon anyone know his where abouts email me jtweathers@yahoo.com

Comment by Andrew J. Nobles on March 26, 2012 at 8:20am

Onboard 95-98.

Comment by Doug Taylor on November 11, 2011 at 11:39pm

As a plankowner of the Carl Vinson I couldn't be prouder that the deck of "our ship" served as the platform of the very first Carrier Classic. I was especially moved how when asked "where does this rank amongst your life's experiences", all of the coaches and players stated "This is number 1" . The Navy is and always will be my number 1 life's experience. Go Navy!!! PNCS (SW) (Ret) Douglas H. Taylor Sr.

Comment by Jeffrey Canale (McCullough) on October 19, 2011 at 11:15pm
I joined the Starship in Newport News in August of 1981 so I was Pre-Comm, Plankowner, Commissioning Crew, World Cruise.
Comment by Michael Morgan on October 6, 2011 at 8:05pm
I was there, 1989-1993,G2 WEPS and then AIMD Powerplants.
Comment by Terry A. Chapman on October 3, 2011 at 7:08pm
Served on the "Chucky V" from Feb 85 until Oct 85 in the V-2 Waist Cats! Spent 107 days in Indian Ocean, Perth! Wanted to stay on 70, but they moved me to Moffitt Field!
 

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