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GROUNDING OF THE USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) 31 MARCH 1973

Started this discussion. Last reply by Emmet Molloy Jul 30, 2019. 3 Replies

USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16)This is a personal account by then FN Nelson J. Coleman.Grounding incident on 31 March 1973 while steaming out of Boston Harbor.On the morning of 31 March 1973 we were getting…Continue

 

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Emmet Molloy replied to Nelson Coleman's discussion GROUNDING OF THE USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) 31 MARCH 1973
"Very interesting, thanks for sharing."
Jul 30, 2019
David De Rooy replied to Nelson Coleman's discussion GROUNDING OF THE USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) 31 MARCH 1973
"What a day. No wonder you remember it so well. Thanks for sharing."
Jul 30, 2019
Lee Damicone replied to Nelson Coleman's discussion GROUNDING OF THE USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) 31 MARCH 1973
"Nelson, Thanks for and keeping the incident alive."
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GROUNDING OF THE USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) 31 MARCH 1973

USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16)This is a personal account by then FN Nelson J. Coleman.Grounding incident on 31 March 1973 while steaming out of Boston Harbor.On the morning of 31 March 1973 we were getting ready to get underway, as I recall it was extremely foggy.Over the 1MC (ships general announcing system) the word was passed, “Now set the special sea and anchor detail”.A crew members Special Sea and Anchor detail is determined by the position you held onboard ship. I was the R-Division Yeoman and…See More
Jul 30, 2019

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Petty Officer First Class
Enlisted Rating
Yeoman
Where were you or your family stationed?
YN1 NELSON J. COLEMAN, USN, (Retired) (70-91)

Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois (70-70)
USS LEXINGTON (CVT-16) Pensacola, Florida (70-74)
TWENTIETH Naval Construction Regiment, Gulfport, Mississippi (74-78)
USS PROTEUS (AS-19) Agana Guam (78-78)
USS HUNLEY (AS-31) Agana Guam and Charleston, South Carolina (78-81)
Naval Construction Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi (81-85)
U.S. Naval Facility, Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada (85-88)
Trident Training Facility, Kings Bay, Georgia (88-91)
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Retired
Start date of your service
September 10, 1970
End date of your service
April 30, 1991

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At 4:45pm on February 5, 2014, Lindsey E. Ford HMC (SW) said…

Welcome aboard shipmate, May you have Fair Winds and Following Seas!

Thank you for your service.

Semper Fortis!

 
 
 

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