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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: Dec 2, 2019

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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 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.


Comment by aldo crose on June 27, 2011 at 8:14am
I am a Plank Owner on three ships. The USS Puget Sound AD-38, USS Frank Cable AS-40, and the USS Barnstable County LST-1197.
Comment by Alan Keen on June 15, 2011 at 5:05pm

Plank Owner - USS Carl Vinson CVN-70 Original Crew - '81 - '84


Comment by Bert Perkins on June 13, 2011 at 2:00pm
I was assigned to VA-82 in 1975 and we were the first squadron to fly aboard the USS Nimitz making us Plank Owners. I still have my certificate dated 3 May 1975.
Comment by David W Morris on May 23, 2011 at 8:21pm
Decommed the New Orleans in 1998
Comment by francis mickey doyle on May 7, 2011 at 2:58pm
i was a plank owner on the uss georgetown ag165,agtr2,crossed the equator on our way to south america in 1964.

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