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Mayport Naval Station

Since its commissioning in December 1942, NS Mayport has grown to become the third largest fleet concentration area in the United States.

Veterans: 42
Latest Activity: Jul 9

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Comment by David Kendall on April 29, 2010 at 3:59pm
Was aboard Henry W. Tucker in 70 for a reserve cruise and civies weren't allowed then either. Long time ago. Mayport was my favorite.
Comment by Ronald Earl Bereman II on April 29, 2010 at 3:54pm
I was a few years ahead of you guys at Mayport. There was a bar on Mayport Road owed by a retired Chief Normburg. You could get credit there if you were in uniform had an ID and told the Chief what ship you were on. You could get credit up to a week before ships movement or your separation. We also had to join locker clubs to keep our civies because we weren't allowed civies on board.
Comment by David Kendall on April 29, 2010 at 2:58pm
I considered staying in for the duty there as well. Great place to live.
Comment by Ronald Earl Bereman II on April 29, 2010 at 2:38pm
I served aboard two Tin Cans out of Mayport, USS Forrest Royal DD 872 and Harwood DD 861. 1964 to 1967. I liked the fishing so much that after I got out I stayed in Jacksonville for another 30 years just so I could catch flounder at the Ferry Landing. Best duty on the East Coast.
Comment by David Kendall on February 22, 2010 at 12:51pm
caught a lot of whiting and sea trout. I think they were referred to as weakfish. sheepshead fishing was lot of fun off of those rocks. while we were fishing one day my wife saw a plane off of one of the carriers hit the water just outside the rocks into the ocean. all I saw was the splash, when she yelled and I turned. Good thing there were no injuries to the pilots.
Comment by David Kendall on February 20, 2010 at 9:46pm
remember Sara when we fished off the gettys in Mayport. Mayport was a great place to be stationed.
Comment by Craig L. Farr on February 20, 2010 at 7:28pm
I was stationed in Mayport from 1977 to 1984. I was stationed on the Saratoga, OIC of the Mayport Commcen, SIMA, Forrestal and back to the Saratoga before being transferred to the USNA in Annapolis.
Comment by David Kendall on January 22, 2010 at 6:31pm
I was stationed aboard the USS Yosemite in Mayport, Florida from January of 1973 until August of 1975.
 

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