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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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In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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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.

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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

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

Thank you Wake.

 

 

Wharf

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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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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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 !

 

 

Wharf

In Peace and War, US Merchant Marine. WARNING: Dangerous Cargo. No Visitors, No Smoking, No Open Lights.

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