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#26 Salvage Sailor

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 11:50 AM

Oceanographic Research Vessel USS MAURY (AGS-16) Pathfinder of the Seas Patches and Plaque

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 02:26 PM

Before it was NCIS.....

 

United States Naval Investigative Service (NIS) - Naval Intelligence

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:39 AM

One of my favorites, USS MARYSVILLE (EPCER-857) In service 1945 to 1970.  She was an Experimental Patrol Craft Escort (Rescue)

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:45 AM

And then there's the USS SERRANO (AGS-24).  She was a Fleet Tug (ATF-112), a WWII and China occupation vet decommissioned in 1950.  While her Salvage sister's were recommissioned for Korean combat service, she sat out the 1950's but was then specifically recommissioned in 1960 as a shallow water survey ship to remap the Pacific waters.  Unlike the other AGS types which were much larger and dedicated to scientific endeavors, SERRANO still had her Fleet Tug armament, 3" gun, 40 mm's, 20 mm's, .50 cals and small arms.  Perfect for an Indochina holiday cruise.  She spent many a day cruising the waterways of Vietnam from Da Nang to Vung Tau to Hue peacefully surveying the coastlines and rivers along with those of disputed Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese territories.  She was awarded six Vietnam campaign stars and decommissioned in 1970 after a job well done.
 
USS SERRANO (AGS-24) ex-ATF112
Charting for the Future

 

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:21 PM

USN Diver Plaque, weighs about 10 lbs.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:24 PM

USS FISKE (DDR-842)

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:31 PM

USS TATNUCK (ATA-195)

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 02:35 PM

USS ESCAPE  (ARS-6) These are ceramic, painted by crewmen to suit their own tastes.  I've seen perhaps a dozen different paint schemes on these.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:00 AM

Fleet Tug USS TAKELMA (ATF-113) Hand painted on ceramic

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 10:04 AM

Another example, mounted on mahogany (the pin beneath it is the repair ship USS CADMUS AR-14)

 

USS TAKELMA (ATF-113)

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:55 AM

Plaque is resin and hand painted.
Patch is PI made and rocker is U.S. made.
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Posted 05 July 2017 - 11:56 AM

Vietnam made plaque.Not sure what WHITE HAT AIRLINES is.Posted Image

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 12:24 PM

Here's an unusual one from Vietnam. Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image

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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:41 PM

Commander Destroyer Squadron 24 - The Keystone Squadron

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:11 PM

Garcia class of USS O'CALLAHAN (DE-1051) In service 1968 to 1988

 

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:01 PM

Here is one of my plaques it's from my first ship I was station on right out of boot camp. The USS Proteus AS-19 a sub tender was home ported in Guam at Polaris Point when I was on it. I had the birth date and the time of death put on it. Was like being on a piece of history when aboard it was in Tokyo bay when WW2 ended.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:58 PM

Submarine Rescue Ship USS SUNBIRD (ASR-15)

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:52 PM

Awesome plaques everyone!!

USS Dixie.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:18 AM

Vietnam made plaque.Not sure what WHITE HAT AIRLINES is.977edd93ac2218e23c6c80bc26881a5c.jpg

"White Hat", refers to enlisted sailors E-6 and below.



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Posted 17 September 2017 - 07:55 AM

Hi,
this is my one and only plaque, this and the insignia were given to me by a friend who retired as a captain in the 1980s. Jed began his flying career as a TACO with VP2 in 1964 flying in Neptunes.
He visited Norway a few years ago and gave me his unused 1962 contract G-1 jacket.

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:16 AM

"White Hat", refers to enlisted sailors E-6 and below.


Thanks Lee.I know any one below a CPO(E-7 - E-9) wore the Dixie cup hats. But I wouldn't think Seamen & PO's would have their own aircraft.

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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:33 AM

Thanks Lee.I know any one below a CPO(E-7 - E-9) wore the Dixie cup hats. But I wouldn't think Seamen & PO's would have their own aircraft.

They didn't have their own aircraft. This would have been in reference to being transported via air by a particular squadron. In the same vein as Pacific Airline (PSA), being known  as "Poor Sailors Airlines"



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 11:50 AM

Yep, "Space Available" often in the back of an unheated cargo hold.  I once flew across the Pacific in a jump seat with a Turbine engine about 18" from my face held down by some straps.



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Posted 18 September 2017 - 01:26 PM

They didn't have their own aircraft. This would have been in reference to being transported via air by a particular squadron. In the same vein as Pacific Airline (PSA), being known  as "Poor Sailors Airlines"


Thank you guys. Yup Space Available is how I flew from the PI to Korea & back.Also how I got stuck on Okinawa for 2 days.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 08:19 AM

I found this nice brass re-commissioning plague for the USS Iowa BB-61. This one is really nicely made, heavy weight. I like the BBs a lot.

Chris

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