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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #1
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What ships you served aboard?

I thought this could be fun, and another way to connect over time and distance-

What ships have you folks served aboard?

I went on float on the USS Raleigh, LPD-1, for Contingency Marine Air-Ground Task Force 4-88. Mission was escorting reflagged oil tankers in the Persian Gulf, although peace broke out before we got there... I had the honor of being the team leader for the Mk 38 25mm chain guns in the ship's self-defense loop. The guns had just been added to the deck, they hadn't even slathered nonskid on the weldments yet.

Later I floated aboard the USS Belleau Wood, LHA-3, with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (Special Operations Capable) AKA MEU(SOC). After Desert Shield/Storm, I thought it was the hot ticket for action... then while we were bobbing around in the Pacific, all of my friends went to Somalia. D'OH

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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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I was on the New Orleans (LPH-11), Tripoli (LPH-10), and also on the Belleau Wood.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:19 AM   #3
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I was on the USS Tripoli (LPH-10) in '88 for Operation Kernel Blitz. I heard she was damaged by a mine in the persian gulf in '90 and decomissioned in '95.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:32 AM   #4
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USS Constellation CV64
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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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Aircraft carriers America, Kennedy, Rosevelt, & Lincoln plus time on the Nassau.

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Old April 7th, 2008, 12:02 PM   #6
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Lets see: USS Little Rock CLG6. USS Orleck DD886, USS Mason DD852, USS Forrestal CV59, USS Enterprise CVAN65, the USS Long Beach CGN9, and the USS Edson, DD 946. Also the USS Firedrake AE-14.

We transited and/or operated off of these vessels, particularly the tin cans.

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I was on the USS Tripoli (LPH-10) in '88 for Operation Kernel Blitz. I heard she was damaged by a mine in the persian gulf in '90 and decomissioned in '95.
It was. We went out for Operation Eager Mace in 94, she still had a list to one side.

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It was. We went out for Operation Eager Mace in 94, she still had a list to one side.
Wow, ... that must have been a heck of a mine.

One of the guys in my platoon that was with us on the Tripoli, ... his father served on the Tripoli (Navy) during Vietnam. I always thought that was cool.

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USS St. Louis LKA-116. 31st MEU, 1972. Her paint was still fresh.

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Old April 9th, 2008, 10:21 AM   #10
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LSD 44 USS Gunston Hall with the 22nd MEU (SOC)

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Old April 11th, 2008, 01:24 PM   #11
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When I was a "floater", I was on the USS Peleliu (LHA-5).

Later, I cross rated to a Seabee rating and left the ship life behind.

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Old April 11th, 2008, 05:32 PM   #12
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SSBN 628 USS Tecumseh

USS Holland AS 32
First submariner reply

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Old April 12th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #14
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USS Iwo Jima (LHD-7), USS Saipan (LHA-2) and currently I am on the USS Wasp (LHD-1). I've also been on the Constellation and Carl Vinson.

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