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Got to tour the Destroyer USS Dewey today. Pics inside.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by coctailer, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    As Snew stated.....these guys are Warriors. We were in awe the whole time.
    Met several sailors. Great men and women!!!

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    Me on the fore deck....or whatever it's called

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    Coast Guard running security in port.

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    My son by the missile doors.
    USS William P. Lawrence (DDG-110) is parked next door in the background.

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    They used these guns a lot in the movie Battleship on the USS Sampson

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    Main gun and the Leutennant giving us the tour.

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  2. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Ahh! The Navy comes up river to the seawall to spawn! :laugh:

    When they leaves they rename the seawall the "Wailing wall".
     
  3. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    Way cool! I have a trip to San Francisco coming up soon and I'm taking my son to USS Hornet. Your boy will remember that for a lifetime!

    I love seeing things like that, heck I don't mind my taxes paying for ships that cool!
     
  4. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    They are way cool!
    I have been on a few different naval vessels on sea trials after complete overhauls and refits and they are awsome. My kids are all in their 30's now and have never forgot getting a VIP tour on a Destroyer and a tour on a MSC container ship top to bottom when they were little.
     
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  5. keystir

    keystir Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Looks like a ton of fun. I hope they are succesful in bringing the USS Ranger here as a museum.
     
  6. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My son served almost 2 years on the USS GONZALEZ (DDG 66) Welcome to Navy Forces Online Public Sites also a Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer. It's base in Virgina. I caught up with the ship in Sicily and saw the western half of the Med. then all up and down the East coast clear down into the Caribbean. It was his third ship he was also on the USS CHANCELLORSVILLE and USS SHILOH both in Japan (Guided Missile Cruisers) He liked the Destroyer better said the new designed hull rode rough water MUCH better then the Top heavy Cruisers. He's now on San Clemete Is maintaining aircraft navigation aides.
     
  7. svxr8dr

    svxr8dr Vancouver, WA OathKeeper #004404

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    Very cool!! I have nothing but fond memories of my Dad taking me on board the USS Merrill (DD 976) when I was kid during Rose Festival.
     
  8. greydog111

    greydog111 peoples repubilik of Oregon Active Member

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    Hey bro. Every single MARINE will take exception to being called a "Soldier" and I'm relatively certain all Sailors would too. As a former Marine, I've never seen a soldier aboard a ship except to be transported to a battle zone. Greydog, Semper Fi.
     
  9. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    I fixed my post.:thumbup:
     
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  10. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's awesome Andrew!
     
  11. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    Being from submarine part of the US Navy -we thought anything that floated was a target. ( joking kind of )

    James Ruby
     
  12. newtoynwfa

    newtoynwfa WA Member

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    Dive (from another bubblehead)!!!
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yes but Destroyers think Subs are the target.
     
  14. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    I dont remember how old I was,( couldn't have been more 7 or 8 ) and the USS New Jersey was at the Rose Festival. I will never forget touring that ship with my dad!:thumbup:
     
  15. newtoynwfa

    newtoynwfa WA Member

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    But....... they have to find us first. It's not as easy as it looks in the movies. :bluelaugh:
     
  16. JGRuby

    JGRuby Portland Oregon New Member

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    The aircraft always bothered me more than the ships did - you never knew when a aircraft was goingt drop a sonar bouy on you - to me P3 orions were our worst enemy.

    James Ruby
     
  17. newtoynwfa

    newtoynwfa WA Member

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    Once the P3 localized you, you're pretty much toast. Like what I said above, they have to find you first. We've played with P3s before and it was so much fun - we had to shoot a flare to give out our position.
     
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