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Offline Dave Nesbitt

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Re: Fowl weather friends
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 14:56:06 PM »
During my tour of Shore Duty in Newport, RI, I was living in Navy Housing which overlooked the Destroyer Piers on the Naval Station. In the winter I would watch ships come in from the North Atlantic that looked like Ice Castles, every surface, cable, antenna, life line was sheathed in ice with about a foot of ice on the weather decks. I had to work on these ships and in one instance, I got to within about 200 feet of the gangway and noticed that me hat had frozen to my forehead. You ask why I live in Florida?

Offline charles white

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 14:38:58 PM »
Mark, that photo was taken in 1931 aboard the USS Langley CV-1, I also have a photo of holystoning.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 14:33:28 PM »
Mark, that far back in history the foul weather gear probably looked like the linked photo.


Pretty close! We did 3 (maybe 4) trips above the Arctic Circle during my time aboard. It was interesting, but scraping ice was no fun at all!

Cold weather and ice also brought a whole new dimension to UNREPS.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 14:30:26 PM »
We have quite a "thread" going here... CDR Woodall was aboard the USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8)with me in 1967-69. He was the "M" Division Officer as a Ltjg. It's a small Navy!  :D

In my research I found that CDR Layman (XO '65 - '66) went on to command the Joseph Strauss (DDG-16). His XO was LCDR Richard Tarbuck (King CO '71 to '73).
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2007, 14:21:27 PM »
Mark, that far back in history the foul weather gear probably looked like the linked photo.
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