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Gallery 6 - Stephen Barrett

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Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964

Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964, passenger lifted off after deck.Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964, passenger lifted off after deck.

Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964, passenger being hoisted up to helo.Helicopter approaches for personnel transfer, August 1964, passenger being hoisted up to helo.


Swimmer in the water for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Needed a man overboard to snag the nose eye with a hook.Swimmer in the water for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Needed a man overboard to snag the nose eye with a hook.

On deck for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Swimmer and torpedo in the water out of frame to the right.On deck for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Swimmer and torpedo in the water out of frame to the right.

On deck for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Torpedo almost aboard.On deck for MK-37 practice torpedo recovery. Torpedo almost aboard.


Via TMI(SS) John Fordyce: As to 37’s with red/orange. After all these years it is sometimes hard to remember small things like that, but from an old TM I can tell you that all 37’s exercises had some degree of color somewhere on them. Most coming from the shop on the tender only had a red head. When we went down south and got our torps from Gitmo they were all red as in the picture. Definitely remember getting all red/orange ones from New London sub base torp shop also. Back in the day they sure didn’t want to lose one because they were a very advanced weapon and there were always those Russky trawlers hanging around. I remember we lost one of New London’s once and they had planes, Cubera, torpedo retrievers, destroyers, searching for about 3 days. Must have sunk. Never did find it. The main reason that you probably don’t remember those exercise fish is that, because there was little to do to them to make them ready, they were normally tube-loaded as soon as they came aboard. They never really sat in the reload racks much. Don’t you remember those,"TUBE LOADED EXERCISE SHOT" signs on the tubes most all the time?


Cubera docked in Toulon, France, Feb 1961.Cubera docked in Toulon, France, Feb 1961.

Argonaut, Cubera and Sirago at NYC Pier 92 (or 94?), Jul 1964. Capt. Shanahan, Lt. Andrew, John Fordyce, Rik Nilsson and Jim Davis (both still Seaman rank) on the quarterdeck. Al Sabatino and Kurt Dougherty did a quick waterline-up paintjob to get weekend liberty there.Argonaut, Cubera and Sirago at NYC Pier 92 (or 94?), Jul 1964. Capt. Shanahan, Lt. Andrew, John Fordyce, Rik Nilsson and Jim Davis (both still Seaman rank) on the quarterdeck. Al Sabatino and Kurt Dougherty did a quick waterline-up paintjob to get weekend liberty there.

View forward at sea, May 1962.View forward at sea, May 1962.


Looking forward, May 1962Looking forward, May 1962

Safe sailor, 1962Safe sailor, 1962

Looking aft from the starboard lookout portal, 1962Looking aft from the starboard lookout portal, 1962


CO on the bridge, May 1964CO on the bridge, May 1964

OOD Lt.JG Hubbard on the bridge, May 1964OOD Lt.JG Hubbard on the bridge, May 1964



 

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