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Old 07-10-2018, 10:52 PM   #501
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I was wondering why it smelled so fishy in here! Semper Fidelis.
Any time you need a ride to the beach, just call. USN, providing quality Marine transportation for nearly 250 years.
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Any time you need a ride to the beach, just call. USN, providing quality Marine transportation for nearly 250 years.
Hey, the Coast Guard owns the last mile. Ask the Coasties who drove the LSTs to the beach throughout the Pacific, who ran/run port security in those fine beach resorts such as Port au Prince, Gitmo, Iraq, and the Mekong Delta, and who ran the ghost convoys where getting torpedoed was your expected service.

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Hey, the Coast Guard owns the last mile. Ask the Coasties who drove the LSTs to the beach throughout the Pacific, who ran/run port security in those fine beach resorts such as Port au Prince, Gitmo, Iraq, and the Mekong Delta, and who ran the ghost convoys where getting torpedoed was your expected service.

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It's fun to bust chops when its calm and peaceful but whe the fertilizer hits the air circulation device there are no "squids, jarheads, grunts, birdman, etc.

Just one huge force that nobody in their right mind wants to mess with.

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Roger that.
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USN 1965-69. Intercommunications electrician served aboard the USS Little Rock CLG-4 and the USS Macdonough DLG-8. All you Navy vets get checked for asbestosis. Found out 10 years ago I have it. At the building trades asbestosis screening, every Navy vet tested positive. All those old Navy ships were loaded with the stuff.
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USN 1965-69. Intercommunications electrician served aboard the USS Little Rock CLG-4 and the USS Macdonough DLG-8. All you Navy vets get checked for asbestosis. Found out 10 years ago I have it. At the building trades asbestosis screening, every Navy vet tested positive. All those old Navy ships were loaded with the stuff.
USN 64-68 ATN2 USS Kitty Hawk, USS Constellation. Making an appointment soon. Very god idea. Tx
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Thank you for your service. Did the sunset cruise on the Conny. She limped home after almost 42 years of service.

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Thank you for your service. Did the sunset cruise on the Conny. She limped home after almost 42 years of service.

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Thanks Chief. Was having back surgery when the put the Kitty to bed. Did get to go to the Decom in Kitsap though. AWESOME.
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Thanks Chief. Was having back surgery when the put the Kitty to bed. Did get to go to the Decom in Kitsap though. AWESOME.
Got to see the Kitty, Conny, Ranger & Indy side by side.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:36 PM   #512
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The USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63, was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, NJ and launched on May 21, 1960. In December 1960 she went down the Delaware River on the shipyard's "shakedown" cruise, followed a few months later in 1961 by the Navy's shakedown cruise. She was officially commissioned on April 21, 1961 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, across the Delaware River from Camden, NJ.

Here she is going down the Delaware River at Wilmington DE, circa December 1960. The mast has been lowered onto the flight deck in order to get under the Delaware Memorial Bridge (which was a single span in those days). She's riding high in the water because she has no planes, very little fuel, etc on board.

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Here she is coming back up the river a couple days later. I took these pictures with a Brownie Instamatic camera when I was 8 years old.

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awsome pictures, I have shipmates that were on the kitty after I got out, sure funny, couldn't wait to come home, but 48 years later I still remember all the fun we had aboard and in the different ports,,

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The USS Kitty Hawk, CV-63, was built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, NJ and launched on May 21, 1960. In December 1960 she went down the Delaware River on the shipyard's "shakedown" cruise, followed a few months later in 1961 by the Navy's shakedown cruise. She was officially commissioned on April 21, 1961 at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, across the Delaware River from Camden, NJ.

Here she is going down the Delaware River at Wilmington DE, circa December 1960. The mast has been lowered onto the flight deck in order to get under the Delaware Memorial Bridge (which was a single span in those days). She's riding high in the water because she has no planes, very little fuel, etc on board.

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Here she is coming back up the river a couple days later. I took these pictures with a Brownie Instamatic camera when I was 8 years old.

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Hey "rockfordroo" my brother was on the Kitty Hawk way back when, I remember he was going to take me on a tour when he got out, it was in San Diego, we boarded on the ocean side of the ship went through the 2nd level deck to the CQ area to sign in and they wouldn't let me in because they had Nuclear stuff on board.

just walking through the lower deck WOW that thing was big.
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Hey "rockfordroo" my brother was on the Kitty Hawk way back when, I remember he was going to take me on a tour when he got out, it was in San Diego, we boarded on the ocean side of the ship went through the 2nd level deck to the CQ area to sign in and they wouldn't let me in because they had Nuclear stuff on board.

just walking through the lower deck WOW that thing was big.
It got really small after 30 or 40 days at sea!
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Yeah I bet, my brother said it took him a long time how to figure out how to get to the top decks I guess he was a bottom dweller.
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Yeah I bet, my brother said it took him a long time how to figure out how to get to the top decks I guess he was a bottom dweller.
Many passageways were continuous from for to aft, port to starboard and lower decks to upper decks. But ...... many were not, and ended abruptly. Best to know them by heart if there is an emergency, and know alternate routes in case of fire or damage.

During "General Quarters" (emergency) all hands reported to their work area or "battle stations".

I always felt concern for shipmates in the lower decks. I'll take my chances during such times on the flightdeck ANYTIME.
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they wouldn't let me in because they had Nuclear stuff on board.

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Of course the Navy never confirms or denies this so maybe so, maybe no.
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Of course the Navy never confirms or denies this so maybe so, maybe no.
Same as Agent Orange contamination.
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