FUN "at sea" photos
USS Fiske DD-842 in somewhat heavy seas...
Found this and added text for clarification;
don't know which destroyer; doesn't matter.
haven't had breakfast yet!! Unknown DD in somewhat choppy seas. From
Rod Cordell, FT2 1961 - 1963
overhead photo of a Gearing Class DD circa 1945. Lots of deck guns. This is
reportedly the USS Charles P Cecil DD-835
DD alongside unknown ship, in heavy seas. "Cans' really creak when this
happens, 'cause it tends to bend.
USS Zellars DD-777
USS Waldron DD-699, 1953
USS Orleck DD-886, a Gearing class tin can that is now a museum ship.
Great picture of bow coming out of water in heavy seas. Just 'try' to
explain how this feels to your wife; you can't.
Refueling is fun in heavy seas.... USS Remey DD-688...men on forward refueling
station are not seen well (or feeling well, or dry) in this photo.
It's such a pain getting fresh movies from the carrier, but worth it. USS
USS De Haven refueling from a carrier just seconds prior to submerging to test
depth..... Do guys on carriers get their kicks from refueling DD's?
Are destroyermen the brunt of a cruel, sick joke by naval architects? I
suspect a conspiracy here....
Don't these kinds of photos make you yearn for the high seas? Unknown Gearing
Breeman DE-104 in medium seas, ready to go back down.
Laffey DD-724; this is what refueling is SUPPOSED to look like.....calm seas.
DD-372 & Cassin DD-375: December 7, 1941. Both ships were put back in shape
and served in WWII with distinction. Is a grim reminder of why the DD829 and the other 99 Gearings
Top photo is Hazelwood DD531, 4/29/45 after Kamikaze attack. Bottom is
unknown DD coming to aid of almost destroyed carrier, Bunker Hill, 5/11/45.
Hazelwood went on to be early test ship for Gearing FRAM program of the 1950's.
A funny set of military ribbons that never were, but shouda'.
Time out!! You've all heard the
stories of Jane Fonda in N. Viet Nam in1973, but here's the rest of the story.....were the
Clinton's really there, too? You make the call....