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USN Harbor Pilots - Port Operations & Services


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Aloha Everyone,

 

Here's something you don't see often as there weren't very many US Navy Harbor Pilots in the service and at present there are still less than 20 on active duty.

 

2004 News Article: NAS Key West Sailor Selected to be Navy Harbor Pilot

 

Asian made, Vietnam Era patch from my collection

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....and a USN Harbor Pilot 1951 hat from an auction listing for reference (not mine)

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USN Harbor Pilot plaque, Yokosuka, Japan (home port of the 7th Fleet Foreign Legion)

 

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Other Port Services patches from my collection.

 

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Sasebo, Japan - an often used port by the 7th Fleet junk boat sailors aboard ARS's, ASR's, ATF's and Minesweepers

 

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Harbor Pilots were primarily BM's and QM's who trained on YTB's and other yard tugs in Port Service groups (Fleet Activities) before being designated as Harbor Pilots.

 

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Port Services La Maddalena (Sixth Fleet in the Med)

 

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USN Harbor Pilots (in khaki on right) guiding the Ticonderoga class Cruiser USS SHILOH (CG-67) into the Yokosuka dry dock

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Never knew about these guys! I do recall Egyptian pilots coming on board for our Suez transits in a CVN.

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NAVAL STATION EVERETT WASHINGTON, PORT OPERATIONS

 

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