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Good Morning, My name is Robert E Crispin, Jr

Can you tell me how you came by the rickover piece and Can I buy it back?

regards

Bob

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Good Morning, My name is Robert E Crispin, Jr

Can you tell me how you came by the rickover piece and Can I buy it back?

regards

Bob

 

Hi Bob,

 

I sent you a Private Message, check your messages.

 

Best regards,

Chris


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I forgot to add this one. I have had this one for a long time. The original builders plaque from the USS Avoyel ATF-150. This one is heavy, around 40 lbs !!

 

Chris

 

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I forgot to add this one. I have had this one for a long time. The original builders plaque from the USS Avoyel ATF-150. This one is heavy, around 40 lbs !!

 

Chris

 

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One of her sister ships, Achomawi class Fleet Tug USS SALINAN (ATF-161) Key West, Florida - Atlantic Fleet, SERVRON ONE, FOUR & EIGHT in service 1945 to 1978

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HTs made many of these..Carpenter Shop doing the wood, (cut, routed, sanded and stained and finished) Machine Shop doing the engraving..and Shipfitter or Pipe Shop pouring molds.

 

We made a TON of wood plaques with brass name plates! MR shop could make a killer name tag too!

 

Actually got sick of doing them at one time..everyone always wanted a hook-up job...but that's how you'd get new coveralls, flight deck boots, or fresh cinnamon rolls delivered to the shop every morning.


 

 

 

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HTs made many of these..Carpenter Shop doing the wood, (cut, routed, sanded and stained and finished) Machine Shop doing the engraving..and Shipfitter or Pipe Shop pouring molds.

 

We made a TON of wood plaques with brass name plates! MR shop could make a killer name tag too!

 

Actually got sick of doing them at one time..everyone always wanted a hook-up job...but that's how you'd get new coveralls, flight deck boots, or fresh cinnamon rolls delivered to the shop every morning.

 

These plaques were so commonly presented for various awards. I wish I still had mine but I think that it never left the ship with me. I love that you brought up the sailor-bartering system - this is how we took care of each other on the ship. There was nothing like this that I ever experienced since leaving the navy.

 

Side-story about the one MR we had on my first ship. On a Saturday night in San Pedro, I was driving my Mustang through a not-so-friendly neighborhood when I pushed my clutch in to downshift and it dropped to the floor as metal parts went bounding beneath my car and out the back. It was 8-9 pm and I couldn't get my car back to the yards (Todd). I parked it, humped a few miles back to the ship with the broken pieces of the threaded section of the linkage that engaged the clutch fork in my hand). After calling around in search of a parts shop that might be open (none would be open until Monday), the MR3 passed by me on the quarterdeck as I was calling around and said, "come with me." He measured and checked the piece, pulled some stainless steel rod, put it on the lathe and turned it to the correct diameter, machined the proper threads and I was on my way to the car where crawled under with a flashlight and put it all back together enough to get me home. My MR friend wouldn't let me reciprocate with anything - dinner, beers, nothing. He just smiled and was happy to help out a shipmate and fellow car-guy.

 

 


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These plaques were so commonly presented for various awards. I wish I still had mine but I think that it never left the ship with me. I love that you brought up the sailor-bartering system - this is how we took care of each other on the ship. There was nothing like this that I ever experienced since leaving the navy.

 

Side-story about the one MR we had on my first ship. On a Saturday night in San Pedro, I was driving my Mustang through a not-so-friendly neighborhood when I pushed my clutch in to downshift and it dropped to the floor as metal parts went bounding beneath my car and out the back. It was 8-9 pm and I couldn't get my car back to the yards (Todd). I parked it, humped a few miles back to the ship with the broken pieces of the threaded section of the linkage that engaged the clutch fork in my hand). After calling around in search of a parts shop that might be open (none would be open until Monday), the MR3 passed by me on the quarterdeck as I was calling around and said, "come with me." He measured and checked the piece, pulled some stainless steel rod, put it on the lathe and turned it to the correct diameter, machined the proper threads and I was on my way to the car where crawled under with a flashlight and put it all back together enough to get me home. My MR friend wouldn't let me reciprocate with anything - dinner, beers, nothing. He just smiled and was happy to help out a shipmate and fellow car-guy.

 

 

 

LOVE IT!

 

Yep! That's a MR for ya..we had a Sh-t hot MR2, cool guy..and I recall him making a VERY important shaft for some pump..for the plant..no sweat. One of our R Div Chiefs was a MR..HTs and MRs are brothers for sure!

 

It was the MS's that would drive you batty..we were always doing stainless work for them on the mess decks.

 

It'd go like this:

 

"..well..I'm supposed to make a work order for this...CHENG might not sign off on that..but me and my boy HTFN Riffe can come knock that out for ya..hey...was that cheese cake/cake/pie/rolls/steaks..etc I saw last night at mid-rats? Could we have a couple pans of that..bring it down to the Shipfitter Shop @ 0 dark thirty, and you'll get your ___ done ___ by ___..."

 

Oh SK2, you need a storage rack cut out? I need coveralls..

 

And so it went and sure still goes!


 

 

 

*SEMPER FORTIS*

USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

HONOR*COURAGE*COMMITMENT

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Large Ceramic (very fragile) USS Catskill (LSV-1) earned three battle stars for World War II service and as USS Catskill (MCS-1) earned five campaign stars for Vietnam War service

 

USS CATSKILL (MCS-1) Mine Counter Measures vessel Vietnam War - Class leader in service 1944 to 1970

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Love it!


 

 

 

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USN '92-'96 USS GEORGE WASHINGTON CVN-73

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These are my oldest USN Plaques, made from Bakelite during World War II. They belonged to Rear Admiral J.H. "Babe" Brown, Jr., who at that time was the acting commander (COMSUBPAC), and then the deputy commander of US Pacific Fleet Submarines at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. RADM Brown (USNA 1914) Had a long career with the USN submarine forces serving 43 years spanning both World Wars and the Korean War.

 

He was awarded the DSM for his work with COMSUBPAC and in particular for establishing the Submarine Lifeguard League in the Pacific http://www.subsowespac.org/the-patrol-zone/submarine-lifeguard-league.shtml

 

Sub Base Pearl Harbor - 1944 Bakelite (WWII) and ceramic (1960's)

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John "Babe" Brown was in the Annapolis Naval Academy Graduating Class of 1914. He was assigned to SUBCOMPAC commander at the Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor during WWII. This was after Commander Rear Admiral Robert English was killed in a plane crash in January of 1943. Captain Brown took over the duties of Admiral English until a replacement could be found. He was relieved of his temporary command by Rear Admiral Charles Lockwood Jr. who was assigned to that command.
Brown remained on Lockwood's staff and before the war ended. Lockwood had him promoted to Rear Admiral. His commands were Sea of Japan patrols, Submarine Squadron Four. His other accomplishments included a training program, torpedo tests and the organization of Pacific wolf packs. Brown was a wonderful officer and worked endlessly to keep the war effort going.

 

 

This was also his, the then brand new Vulcan class repair tender USS HECTOR (AR-7) which was initially assigned to Submarine Force Pearl Harbor.

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Brown, John H., Jr. - As commander of Submarine Squadron Four, "Babe" Brown salvaged the career of "Mush" Morton, who later went on to become a legend in the submarine force. Brown established an intensive training program at Pearl Harbor, which included a TDC (Torpedo Data Computer) school to improve proficiency in submarine fire control. An early advocate of wolf packs, he commanded a wolf pack in the Sea of Japan in the summer of 1943, becoming the oldest officer to make a war patrol during the war.
Brown took temporary command of the Pacific Fleet submarine force following the death of Admiral English until relieved by Lockwood. Lockwood developed a high opinion of Brown and even tried to persuade the Burea of Personnel to have Brown relieve Christie. When Brown was finally promoted to rear admiral, Lockwood tried to have him sent to command the Atlantic submarines; when this failed, Brown was made deputy commander of Pacific submarines.
Denied a submarine command, Brown instead took command of Cruiser Division 1 and of North Pacific Force in the closing months of the war. During one of his sweeps, his force destroyed 11 small ships off the Kuriles.
Brown was "a huge and likable character" (Blair 1975) who had been a football coach at Annapolis.
Service record
1924-11-20 Lieutenant - Commander, USS S-42
1930-05-15 Lieutenant Commander - Commander, USS Narwhal
1941-10-01 Captain - Commander, CL USS Richmond
1942-03-30 Commander, Submarine Squadron Four
1943-01-21 Acting commander, Submarine Force, Pacific Fleet
1944-04-14 Rear Admiral Commander, Cruiser Division 1
1945 Commander, North Pacific Force (Kurile Islands)
1951-06-29 Commander, 4 Naval District

 

Below: Machine Shop aluminum ashtray made aboard USS HECTOR (AR-7) for RADM Brown

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Service Force Sixth Fleet - Service Squadron Six (SERVRON 6) Mediterranean Sea

 

More Here ---> SERVRON - Service Squadrons http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/299471-servgru-servron-service-groups-and-squadrons/

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Here,s the only Navy one not packed up. Same time I was over there, assignment was for durationfor this crypto teletype Sailor.post-6975-0-07729100-1539629989.jpeg


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"A people that values it's privileges above its principles will soon lose both" D.D. Eisenhower


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