— Courtesy of Dale Carmack
Sonar Control, STG3 Carmack & STG1 Virgin.
Med Moored, Barcelona Spain.
Barcelona Spain, (L-R) Dale Carmack, John Slovak, Hawkins, John 'Grizz' Adams (lying).
Entering Suez Canal (1st USN ship after reopen) As we were about to enter the canal we had not received the final permission to enter. In this shot we were in the process of turning about and were backing down hard. We barely missed the wall.
Suez Canal transit.
Suez Canal - I believe we are nearing, or exiting the canal.
Sonar Gang, (L-R) STG3 Hawkins, STG3 Kozera, STG2 Biggins, STG2 Ryan, STG2 Carmack, STG2 Austin.
Entering the Med, Straights of Gibralter.
Toulon France, GMT1 Smith, STG2 John Slovak, STG2 Ross, STG3 Cobb.
Cannes France, Liberty Boat.
Naples Italy(?), (L-R) TM3 Kuhl, STG2 Ross, STG2 Ryan, STG3 Adams.
Naples Italy - (look close at the sign hanging from the balcony, BEAT ARMY!)
Waiting our turn in line...
(L-R) STG2 Allen, STG1 Carmack, STG2?, MA1 Earls (far right).
'Quick before the Captian finds out'... Who recalls this one? I don't recall the ENS or JG's name who was responsible, but as I remember there was just a little too much speed entering the landing.
Had to throw this one in for FTG2 Ron Price, he could fix anything (top - far right).
It is a POD from 27 Nov 1980. I seem to recall we had to go to sea for the USS Sellers, over Thanksgiving. See the poem at the bottom, looks like "someone" filled in the blanks.
POD from 5 Sep 1982.