New Jersey Realist
Since Mar 8, 2008

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Retired in 1984 after 19&6 as Senior Chief Yeoman, U.S. Navy, Submarine Service. Last full tour of duty served as Chief of the Boat aboard USS G.C. MARSHALL (SSBN654). Born in 1944. My favorite decade is the 50’s, although the mid 60’s in England rocked!!!!!

My hero is Ronald Reagan. I love my country and I want it back the way it was before libotards destroyed it.

After boot camp and YN'A' School sent to NAVCOMMSTA Puerto Rico at the outbreak of the Cuban crisis. Served at Fort Allen, San Juan and Roosevelt Roads 1962 - 1965

Stationed at CINCUSNAVEUR in London, England 1965 - 1969. Bumped into LCDR McCain as he visited his father before deploying to VietNam.

Back stateside on CNO's personal staff 1969 to 1971. I was the one that typed up all those Z-grams!

Took a break from the Navy and tried civilian life for two years but decided the Navy was the place for me.

Served on the Carver as Leading Yeoman from 1973 to 1976. Completed 5 deterrent patrols plus a successful launch of a Poseidon Missile on 19 May 1973.

Benjamin Franklin Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 24 August 1964, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 14 August 1965; Commissioned, USS George Washington Carver (SSBN-656), 15 June 1966; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 18 March 1993; Disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, 21 March 1994 at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,250 t., Submerged: 8,250 t.; Length 425'; Beam 33'; Draft 32'; Speed, Surfaced/Submerged 20+ kts; Complement 120; Test depth 1,300'; Armament, 16 missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes; Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, two geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.

Shore duty at NROTC Cornell as well as NSI, Newport RI during the summer 1976 - 1980.

Back to sea aboard SPADEFISH 1980 - 1981

Sturgeon Class Attack Submarine: Laid down, 21 December 1966, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock, Co., Newport News, VA.; Launched, 15 May 1968; Commissioned, USS Spadefish (SSN-668), 14 August 1969; Decommissioned and simultaneously struck from the Naval Register, 11 April 1997; Final Disposition, entered the NPSSRP (Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program) at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA., 1 October 1996, completed the program, 24 October 1997.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 3,640 t., Submerged: 4,640 t.; Length 292' 3"; Beam 31' 8"; Draft 28' 8"; Speed, Surfaced 15 kts, Submerged 25 kts; Depth limit 1,300'; Complement 108; Armament, four 21" torpedo tubes amidships aft of bow, MK 48 Torpedoes, UUM-44A SUBROC, UGM-84A/C Harpoon, MK 57 deep water mines, MK 60 CAPTOR mines; Combat Sensors, Radar, BPS-14/15 surface search, Sonars, BQQ-5 multi-function bow mounted, BQR-7 passive in submarines with BQQ-2, BQS-12 active 7, TB-16 or TB-23 towed array, EW Systems, WLQ-4(V), WLR-4(V), WLR-9 ; Propulsion System, one S5W nuclear reactor, two steam turbines, one propeller, 15,000 shp.

Finished up on the G.C. Marshall, a Benjamin Franklin Class Ballistic Missile Submarine: Laid down, 2 March 1964, at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Newport News, VA; Launched, 21 May 1965; Commissioned, USS George C. Marshall (SSBN-654), 29 April 1966; Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register, 24 September 1992; Disposed of through the Nuclear Powered Ship and Submarine Recycling Program, 28 February 1994, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.

Specifications: Displacement, Surfaced: 7,250 t., Submerged: 8,250 t.; Length 425' ; Beam 33'; Draft 32'; Speed, Surfaced/Submerged 20+ kts; Complement 120; Test depth 1,300'; Armament, 16 missile tubes, four 21" torpedo tubes; Propulsion, S5W Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor, two geared turbines at 15,000 shp, one propeller.

Now I'm retired, laying back, drinking beer and enjoying life.

http://www.fark.com/cgi/vidplayer.pl?IDLink=4365716 (London in the 60's)