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#1 Wharfmaster

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:03 PM

Found this fancy ropework group some time ago to a Bosn's Mate that served aboard USS Swan on 7 Dec. 1941.
The USS Swan was a small Seaplane Tender for Patrol Wing Two at Pearl Harbor. Complement, 78 men.

Cliff Joined the Navy in 1936, served aboard several Battleships and then joined Swan in 1940. His vessel was undergoing boiler
Repair at the Marine Railway Dock Area when the first bombs began to fall. Not caught with their pants down, Swan's crew opened
fire on the attacking aircraft 8 minutes later. They claimed one Japanese plane splashed from a direct hit with their 3 inch gun.
Swan would remain in Pearl Harbor for a month for salvage duty.

Cliff was transferred back to the states in 1943, only to return in 1944 aboard the brand new Destroyer USS Willard Keith, earning
himself two more Battle Stars. Rest in peace Chief.


Remember Pearl Harbor.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:03 PM

Reverse.

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 12:43 PM

Interesting Pearl Harbor Good conduct group to a small ship, one of the old WWI era Lapwing class (all named after birds) minesweepers.  Thanks, for posting, WM.


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#4 Wharfmaster

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 02:59 PM

Interesting Pearl Harbor Good conduct group to a small ship, one of the old WWI era Lapwing class (all named after birds) minesweepers.  Thanks, for posting, WM.


Thanks AB. Small ship, big war.

#5 manayunkman

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:35 PM

Excellent post.

Great history.

#6 gunnertwo

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Posted 07 December 2019 - 03:57 PM

Great piece of sailor art. 

 

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#7 Wharfmaster

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:08 PM

Thanks Guys.


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#8 Wake1941

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 11:23 PM

Cool group, love the four leaf clover. Ive had a few groups with ones. Nice to find an untouched group

#9 Wharfmaster

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Posted 10 December 2019 - 01:59 PM

Cool group, love the four leaf clover. Ive had a few groups with ones. Nice to find an untouched group


Thank you Wake.


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Posted 10 December 2019 - 07:13 PM

Beautiful group, just the way you would want one. The fringe handiwork reminds me strongly of that found on the motor launch 'Admirals barge'. Would almost wonder if it was a section cut from one, or he based it off the pattern. 



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Posted 10 December 2019 - 10:23 PM

Beautiful group, just the way you would want one. The fringe handiwork reminds me strongly of that found on the motor launch 'Admirals barge'. Would almost wonder if it was a section cut from one, or he based it off the pattern.


Great info P-40, Thank you !


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