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Served aboard the
USS Mississinewa AO144.
- early 1969
I Boarded at Melville
and two days later we were on our way to the North Atlantic Portsmith
as I remember it. Two years and tons of memories later I left her in
and a trip home. One of the greatest experiences of my life.
Jan. 6, 2004
Great job on the pictures attached are 3 files, one is of me on the
helo deck Sept. '67 naples in the background you can see the cameo
factory on the hill , carrier unrep, and the America. Last is of high
line all were taken during 67-68 Med cruise. I have lots of port picture but unfortunately most are on
slides, Which I never got around to converting to prints.
Taken October 1967 6th fleet OPS in the Med, according to the notes I
have This is a Russian Guided Missle Cruiser, It shadowed us for 3
days. I remember the co coming over the 1 mc and informing us the ship
had volunteered for lifeguard duty during our refueling ops!
While on a med cruise I believe it was in 68 we actually stopped I
believe west of Malta with no apparent reason from the co when It was
announced to man the starboard fueling station and the next
announcement was stand by to receive the USS (can't remember the name)
and a conventional sub popped up on our starboard side to take on
diesel fuel, the crew of the sub came on board to buy stuff from the
ships store and when she was refueled she submeged and we were underway
again. It amazed me how strange events like that seemed perfectly
normal at the time!!