USS BLUE RIDGE LCC-19

This photo shows the previous configuration.  The aft Miser Tower had the WSC-2 SATCOM System. The main superstructure had the SPS-48 3D Radar. Forward of the Bridge the Rotateable Log Periodic Antenna (RLPA) tower and antenna are visible. Farther forward is the Discone/Discage ‘Beer Can” is seen. Port and Starboard midships were the BPDMS Launchers […]

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USS WHITFIELD COUNTY LST-1169

USS Whitfield County (LST-1169), previously USS LST-1169, was a United States Navy landing ship tank (LST) in commission from 1954 to 1973 which saw service in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Pacific and saw action in the Vietnam War. Arriving at Dong Tarn on 8 May 1969, she there relieved Windham County as support landing ship tank for River Assault Flotilla 1, Task Force 117. […]

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WINDJAMMER GOURMET MENU

The Windjammer was the Petty Officer Club at Yokosuka Naval Base. Nowadays it is the CPO Club. I began going there after being stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Japan in 1973 and continued for several years. Many memories of good times. My buddies and I would go there first before heading out to the Honcho.

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USS RICHARD B. ANDERSON DD-786

USS Richard B. Anderson (DD-786) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy, named for USMC Private First Class Richard B. Anderson (1921–1944), who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Kwajalein. PART OF DESRON 15 Richard B. Anderson arrived at San Diego 10 February 1971 and operated out of that port until 20 October, when embarked upon an extended deployment in the […]

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