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Online Chat Archives – March – April, 2016

 

  • lbbrennan (01 May 2016 1:03pm EDT) : Happy Dewey Day. Hope the celebrate in Vermont and off set “Comrade Bernie” as President Obama called his fellow progressive democrat”Log received electronically yesterday. No new members reported. I may be mistaken but that is a first in my memory for over 45 years of USCS membership. Sad commentary on recruiting and retention effort. There has to be a change of course. What isn’t working won’t start working.
  • John Young (01 May 2016 1:00pm EDT) : Happy Dewey Day! It was celebrated on
    May 1st during the mid-1930s to off set
    the worker’s celebrating a Labor Day by
    the Communists in AmericaStill have not figured out why Bones Crosby and others celebrated Dewey Day on April 26th
  • Mike Meister (30 Apr 2016 5:24pm EDT) : May Log arrived in Columbus in today’s mail.
  • lbbrennan (30 Apr 2016 2:59pm EDT) : don’t know about Saturday’s mail but standing by for the May LOG. Good luck with the covers from Last August. Now we may understand why Karcher and Reeves had a point. Just easier to gun deck yourself. And they both liked ship’s postmarks.
  • esink (30 Apr 2016 12:55pm EDT) : MAY hardcopy Log received in central PA before eLOG; good reading material for weekend.
  • Rich Hoffner (29 Apr 2016 10:12pm EDT) : Got a call from San Diego post office, asking if I sent in for replacement covers for the GARY LDC. No, they are the covers I sent last August. Employee was a little confused, does not know why they just appeared on his desk. Good news is, he still has the cancel and will get them back to me. USPS at work for YOU!
  • lbbrennan (28 Apr 2016 3:38pm EDT) : I will try to go through my boxes and check DDs. Think I have some events but probably not ship postmarks. Timing depends on whether or not this trial settles. If it doesn’t I may be MIA until the end of May. Need to finish the first half of my NJPHS article about USS Indianapolis. There is a movie that may be released soon but release date is moving. This is the 71st anniversary of the sinking at the end of July. Really a complex tragedy.
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (28 Apr 2016 10:45am EDT) : Neal … Nope, nothing as of yesterday from Emory S. Land. Hope something comes back in the next few days. Last correspondence was the return of my covers as “not deliverable”. Let you know if/when they come in. Hope I am as lucky as you were.
  • Neal Mills (27 Apr 2016 12:14pm EDT) : Thad Kaczkowski — Did you get serviced covers back from USS Emory S. Land? I got mine back yesterday. The ship did a nice job cancelling the covers but they were destroyed (bent & folded) in the return envelope. They were for Sub Force birthday on 11 April. Oh well, guess I have next year’s cachet ready to go.
  • John Young (25 Apr 2016 4:50am EDT) : Boats: BENNETT a hard one, not even a
    KL or Lau. in by tin can collectionOther FLETCHERS hard to get
    CHEVALIER (*451), STRONG (*467), DE HAVEN (*469) HUDSON (475)PRINGLE (*477) STANLEY (478) & LEUTZE (481)

    *Sunk

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (24 Apr 2016 9:53pm EDT) : USS Bennett DD -473Does anybody have a cover from this ship?

    None in the museum

  • lbbrennan (22 Apr 2016 3:57pm EDT) : call the pd, feds, or USCG
  • guest_423 (22 Apr 2016 3:39pm EDT) : I have unregistered boats and mischief, a little cooking of the meth on a house boat tied to the levee just above my property. How do I rid of them?
  • lbbrennan (21 Apr 2016 6:22pm EDT) : quiet month.
  • lbbrennan (21 Apr 2016 6:21pm EDT) : From Admiral Nimitz’ Gray Book about the first sighting of the survivors of USS IndianapolisAt about 1100/K yesterday a search plane from PELELIU sighted 30 surrl vors in the water at 11-30, 133-00, dropped a transmitter and emergency lifeboat. Later other survivors were seen in lifeboats. Dumbo planes were sent out with emergency equipnent, ships were diverted to the scene, and other ships were sent out from
    ULITHI. By midnight several ships ~re at the scene, and reported that the survivors were from INDIANAPOLIS (CA 35), sunk on the night of the 29th. The SALAMAUA ASW Group made a sonar contact about 200 miles to the west. The contact was not
    retained, but the search is continuing. Carriers and oilers are operating in the
    vicinity of 25-00 136-45, to~, waiting for the weather to clear.
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (18 Apr 2016 3:20pm EDT) : Delaware (SSN 791) Keel Laying on April 30, 2016On April 30, 2016, Ship’s Sponsor Dr. Jill Biden will authenticate the keel of Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) by chalking her initials onto a metal plate. During the ceremony, her initials will be welded onto a steel plate that will later be permanently affixed to the submarine. The event will be broadcast live online starting at 11:00 a.m. ET.
  • Rich Hoffner (15 Apr 2016 7:02pm EDT) : Hear that NPN did their own cover for the Keel Laying of the DELAWARE, which included a pictorial postmark (their own) with no postage stamp. They have been doing this for several years. In the past, such covers had stamps and the cancels they used were given to the Newport News VA post office. Wonder how the wheels fell off this?
  • Rich Hoffner (15 Apr 2016 6:58pm EDT) : A pictorial cancel is in place for Fleet Week NY honoring the USS FT McHENRY at the Staten Island post office.A similar postmark is in place at Ft. Lauderdale FL for Fleet Week / Broward Navy Days honoring the USS BATAAN.
  • Rich Hoffner (15 Apr 2016 6:17pm EDT) : Seven have been reported in the PB for the 100th Anniversary of U S C G Aviation. The designs were done by Wolfgang Hechler. The USPS rep I spoke with states that she will use her address in Sacramento for the cancel from North Highlands CA and forward them to Kansas City for cancelling. We shall see how this works out.
  • Rich Hoffner (15 Apr 2016 5:53pm EDT) : The USPS notified me officially yesterday thet the eighth pictorial will be approved for N. Highlands CA, home of CGAS Sacramento for 4-1-16. A tad late but welcome news. Wait for this to appear in the PB to get the correct address.
  • Rich Hoffner (15 Apr 2016 5:51pm EDT) : The NY Stamp Show 2016 is an opportunity to add cachets for the ships taking part in Fleet Week NY. I’ll be checking the list to see which USCG covers can be done with the show cancels.
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (14 Apr 2016 9:40pm EDT) : May LOG is at the printers.I need the June and July columns shortly.

    Thanks

  • Stewart B. Milstein (10 Apr 2016 10:45pm EDT) : Not many covers on hand as we prepare to head home to NY.
  • John Young (10 Apr 2016 11:13am EDT) : Sunday morning visit. Hope all is well & that we will finally see spring.I see that Fleet Week will coincide with part of the first weekend of New York Stamp Show at Jarvits Center
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (07 Apr 2016 2:33pm EDT) : Excellent cover received from the USS Gonzalez DDG 66 (09570). It is the first I have seen with the Unit number, ship name and designation all in the same cancel. Excellent strike and cachet dated March 28, 2016. USS Gonzalez DDG 66 and FPO AE 09670 around the circular cancel and Unit 100308 Box1 and date all straight lined inside circle. Also received the first of the 100th Anniversary of Coast Guard Aviation pictorials from Buzzards Bay, Ma.. nicely done too.
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (04 Apr 2016 5:34pm EDT) : Fleet Week-New York City 2016
    The festivities from May 25-31 will feature as many 4,500 sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as Royal Canadian sailors and Naval Academy midshipmen. Ship tours are available most days at the ships. Check for info on Fleet Week’s official website. The parade of ships that kicks off the festivities is set for May 25.
    The Navy and Marine participation, according to Fleet Week organizers:
    • Amphibious assault ship Bataan, berthed at Pier 888 in Manhattan.
    • 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, at Pier 888.
    • Destroyers Farragut and Bainbridge, at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
    • Dock landing ship Fort McHenry, at USS The Sullivans Homeport Pier, Staten Island.
    • Coastal patrol ship Shamal, USS The Sullivans Homeport Pier, Staten Island.
    • Four Naval Academy yard patrol training boats.Coast Guard:
    • Seagoing buoy tender Juniper, at Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
    • Medium endurance cutter Forward, at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal.
    Royal Canadian Navy ships:
    • Destroyer Athabaskan, at Pier 92S in Manhattan.
    • Coastal defense vessels Kingston and Moncton, at Pier 92S in Manhattan.
    • Submarine Windsor, at Pier 92S in Manhattan.
  • John Young (04 Apr 2016 2:20am EDT) : Mid rats: Peanut Butter & cheese on whole wheat and glass cold milkHard copy April LOG arrived in Hudson Valley in Saturday’s mail but a great read on Sunday morning.

    Spent Saturday at girls lacrosse game
    at Manhattan’s Gallic Park

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (01 Apr 2016 10:00pm EDT) : An eLOG update for CG Pictorial cancels
    has been sent to all eLOG list membersCancels are good for 30 days–send now.
  • Bob Lamb (01 Apr 2016 8:16am EDT) : Is there a Royal Navy version of the DANFS any where on line ?
  • Bob Lamb (01 Apr 2016 8:15am EDT) : Excellent monthly edition
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (31 Mar 2016 10:36pm EDT) : April eLOGs have been sent to all members who requested the service.6 members kicked back because of bad emails or box was too full.
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (31 Mar 2016 1:01pm EDT) : Rich.. The corrected pictorial for USS Greeneville came from Norfolk yesterday. Also the listing of the pictorials for the 100th Anniversary of US Coast Guard Aviation are listed in the new Postal Bulletin today …Clearwater, Buzzards Bay, Corpus Christi, Elizabeth City, Honolulu and Kodiak. Sending out today….
  • John Young (31 Mar 2016 6:22am EDT) : half cup Ricotta cheese, crushed pineapple & all bran budsMaxwell House (high test), milk, no sugar

    Looking forward to Jersey Chapter meeting next Tuesday evening 4/5/16 at 7:30 PM

    Presently working on 10 frame exhibit
    entitled “The Cachet” for AMERICOVER 2016

  • Neal Mills (30 Mar 2016 9:49pm EDT) : Rich, thank you for the heads up on the Deleware KL.
  • Rich Hoffner (30 Mar 2016 4:50pm EDT) : Mid rats in Franconia (10AM I get up late). Two fresh from the coop brown eggs and turkey bacon. Toast, wheat thin flat bread. Beverage, Folgers Classic decaf with sugar free hazelnut Coffeemate. Can you tell who is on a diet?
  • Rich Hoffner (30 Mar 2016 4:25pm EDT) : Pictorial cancels are in the work: for two East Coast Fleet Weeks.Broward Navy Days, Fleet Week Ft. Lauderdale FL 33316. May 5 honoring USS Bataan.

    Fleet Week NYC with a pictorial at Staten Island NY on May 25 honoring USS Fort McHenry.

    Thank you Wolfgang Hechler for the designs for these two pictorials.

  • Rich Hoffner (30 Mar 2016 4:18pm EDT) : Newport News Shipbuilding will lay the keel for the Virginia-class submarine Delaware (SSN 791) on April 30. No pictorial is planned, the time is too short.
  • David Lorms #12402 (28 Mar 2016 8:09pm EDT) : Nice article in new issue of Smithsonian about the sinking of the CSS Albemarle…a quick one page read
  • lbrennan (25 Mar 2016 12:01pm EDT) : great USCS Log article about USS Conestoga from 2008 by LCDR Glenn Smith
  • lbrennan (25 Mar 2016 11:58am EDT) : Great find and thanks Elgin. I need to send for new covers and postmarks myself.
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (24 Mar 2016 8:55pm EDT) : Thanks for the info on Truman Elgin, going to give it a try myself.
  • esink (24 Mar 2016 5:00pm EDT) : Superb FREE frank received today from USS TRUMAN with corner card, nicely applied ship cachet and clear new type cancel dtd 18 MAR 2016.
  • lbbrennan (23 Mar 2016 8:28pm EDT) : Navy tugboat lost for a century found off San Francisco coastAssociated Press
    Posted: 03/23/2016 08:04:00 AM PDT | Updated: about 12 hours ago

    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, the USS Conestoga (AT-54) is seen in San Diego, Calif, circa early 1921. A Navy
    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, the USS Conestoga (AT-54) is seen in San Diego, Calif, circa early 1921. A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921. But the boat never made it to Hawaii, and her 56-man crew was declared lost. The boat was never found, despite a search that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles and was the biggest air and sea search of its time. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)

    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, chief petty officers of the USS Conestoga (AT54) are seen in San Diego, Calif. A
    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, chief petty officers of the USS Conestoga (AT54) are seen in San Diego, Calif. A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921. But the boat never made it to Hawaii, and her 56-man crew was declared lost. The boat was never found, despite a search that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles and was the biggest air and sea search of its time. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)

    WASHINGTON – A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday.

    The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921. But the boat never made it to Hawaii, and her 56-man crew was declared lost. The boat was never found, despite a search that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles and was the biggest air and sea search of its time.

    Officials from the Navy and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the tug has been found about 30 miles off the coast, near the Farallon Islands.

    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Lt. Ernest L. Jones, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Conestoga (AT-54) stands alongside
    In this image provided by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command, Lt. Ernest L. Jones, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Conestoga (AT-54) stands alongside his ship, at San Diego, Calif, circa early 1921. He was among those lost when Conestoga disappeared after leaving San Diego in March 1921. A Navy tugboat that sank nearly a century ago has been found by a team of government researchers off the San Francisco coast, officials announced Wednesday, March 23, 2016. The USS Conestoga departed San Francisco Bay for Pearl Harbor in March 1921. But the boat never made it to Hawaii, and her 56-man crew was declared lost. The boat was never found, despite a search that covered hundreds of thousands of square miles and was the biggest air and sea search of its time. (U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)

    NOAA is in the midst of a multiyear effort to map roughly 300 shipwrecks off in the waters off San Francisco. The discovery process began in 2009 when a coastal survey documented a possible shipwreck near the islands. In October 2015, a joint NOAA and Navy mission confirmed the Conestoga’s identity.

    The 170-foot steel tugboat, one of the largest seagoing tugboats in the period, was launched in 1903. It was originally built to tow coal barges for the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company.

    The U.S. Navy purchased the Conestoga in September 1917 after the United States entered World War I. It carried out towing duties along the Atlantic coast and at the end of the war it was attached to Naval Base No. 13, Azores. After the war it was assigned to harbor tug duty at Norfolk, Virginia. It was reclassified USS Conestoga AT 54 in 1920 and after undergoing alterations, it was ordered to duty as a station ship in American Samoa, but disappeared on its way after departing San Francisco.

    When the Conestoga failed to arrive in Hawaii, the Navy launched a massive search, finding only a lifeboat with the letter “C” on its bow off Manzanillo, Mexico.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/article67724742.html#storylink=cpy

  • lbbrennan (22 Mar 2016 7:51pm EDT) : Thanks John, Safe trip.
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (20 Mar 2016 11:25am EDT) : The guided missile destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114) will be christened Saturday, April 2 at Ingalls Shipbuilding.
  • Neal Mills (19 Mar 2016 11:57pm EDT) : Thad, will do…
  • John Young (18 Mar 2016 8:10pm EDT) : Great article on Okie. Heading north tomorrow, via auto train. Should be home Sunday evening with a stop over in Bensalem PA
  • lbbrennan (18 Mar 2016 6:56pm EDT) : Sorry I missed my friends on St. Patrick’s day. I have been swamped here.The Oklahoma Philatelist is republishing my article about USS Oklahoma that recently was published by the New Jersey Postal History Society. If anyone wants a copy, I will be happy to email one; Send me an email at lbrennan@rubinfiorella.com

    Larry

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (18 Mar 2016 4:19pm EDT) : The submarine tender USS EMORY S. LAND (AS 39) arrived in Sasebo, Japan 11 March, for a port visit.
    While in port, LAND is scheduled to provide maintenance services to afloat units.
    EMORY S. LAND is a forward deployed expeditionary submarine tender on an extended deployment conducting coordinated tended moorings and afloat maintenance in the U.S. 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operations.March 1 SNDL still has AP 96667 as FPO
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (18 Mar 2016 3:55pm EDT) : Neal, mine were sent March 2, 2016… let me know if yours’ come back too.
  • Neal Mills (18 Mar 2016 3:11pm EDT) : I sent covers to Land at that address on March 10th. So far, they haven’t come back as not deliverable.
  • Thad W. Kaczkowski (17 Mar 2016 8:06pm EDT) : Received “Return To Sender – Not Deliverable As Addressed” for USS Emory S. Land AS 39. Sent to C.O.P.E., Unit 100104 Box 1, FPO AP 96667 as in the January 2016 Log, has the address changed??? Appreciate help. Thanks.
  • John Young (17 Mar 2016 11:33am EDT) : Ahoy Mates,
    Top of the morning & a happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my fellow navo-philatelistsPresently at Indian Shores Beach on the west (gulf) coast of Florida and will be here to Saturday.

    Found a stamp shop in Hudson FL but
    didn’t have time to look for them, has event (KL, LAU, etc) covers and Old Ironsides. Took his card & will send
    want list.

    Hey, Boats! Want his address?

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (16 Mar 2016 10:34pm EDT) : Two Los Angeles-class submarines arrived at U.S. Navy Ice Camp Sargo, a temporary station on top of a floating ice sheet in the Arctic, March 14, as part of Ice Exercise (ICEX) 2016.USS Hartford (SSN 768) from Groton, Connecticut, and USS Hampton (SSN 767) from San Diego will conduct multiple arctic transits, a North Pole surfacing, scientific data collection and other training evolutions during their time in the region.
  • John Young (14 Mar 2016 12:36am EDT) : Mid Rats from Florida: Cold Meat Loaf
    Sandwich with mayo & pickleSoup of the Day: Manhattan style fish chowder

    Catch of the Day: Grilled Cobia, Fries & Steamed spinach

  • lbbrennan (11 Mar 2016 12:57pm EST) : Another great New Jersey Chapter meeting last night. Thanks to our host, Phil Schreiber, for his continuing generosity and friendship. There is not a warmer host and a better friend. And thanks to Stewart Milstein for sending along many covers from the sales circuit. Great fun to talk and look for wonderful covers and a few bargains. In addition to our ususal New Jersey crew we have the Decatur Duo. Good to see George and Rich after a while. Rich is tanned and relaxed from his deployment with the USMC in Hawaii. We learned a bit, shared a bit, and had fun. Thanks for the most important factor in encouraging collectors and retention. We look forward to the return of John Young from his sea tour in Southern Waters.
  • Rich Hoffner (09 Mar 2016 5:00pm EST) : I’ll contact my “source” at Broward Navy Days and see what ship they consider their “host” ship and see about a pictorial there. We should all try to do this with other cities who honor sailors with Fleet Weeks.
  • Rich Hoffner (09 Mar 2016 4:58pm EST) : Or better yet, Steve Henderson, is it worth a stop?
  • Rich Hoffner (09 Mar 2016 4:57pm EST) : Back from Oahu. Noticed a store front stamp and coin shop in downtown Honolulu, unfortunately I did not have time to drag the bride in there. Next trip I will.
  • Rich Hoffner (09 Mar 2016 4:55pm EST) : JY guess we will have to struggle on at the USS New Jersey Chapter meeting without you. Stew, hope you loaded up on USCG covers if there are any new circuits at the meeting. The professor and I will clean up!
  • Rich Hoffner (09 Mar 2016 4:53pm EST) : Your GREENEVILLE pictorial covers (if you sent to Norfolk P.O.) are in error. Should read 20th Anniversary not 25th.Richard Hoffner <pauscg@gmail.com> Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 12:07 PM
    To: “Gregory, Sharon E – Norfolk, VA”
    Mrs. Gregory, seems like I may have caused a glitch with the USS GREENEVILLE pictorial cancel of 2-16-16. The correct postmark appears in the Postal Bulletin, but the cancels being returned are in error, with 25th Anniversary in the postmark, not the 20th as it should be. Was the artwork I sent in error?

    Thanks for checking, Rich Hoffner

    http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2016/pb22434/pb22434.pdf


    Gregory, Sharon E – Norfolk, VA Wed, Mar 9, 2016 at 1:48 PM
    To: Richard Hoffner <pauscg@gmail.com>

    Hello,

    It was the printer not you. Richmond contacted the printer and I should get the new stamp next week. The cancellation will be extended.

    Ugh!

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (09 Mar 2016 2:07pm EST) : Fleet Week Port Everglades 2016 Dates AnnouncedBroward Navy Days, Inc. is pleased to announce the dates for Fleet Week 2016: May 2 – 9. Preparations are well underway and we expecting to host four to five U.S. Navy and Coast Guard vessels.
    – See more at: http://www.browardnavydaysinc.org/#sthash.eht9MDXs.dpuf
  • lbbrennan (08 Mar 2016 5:28pm EST) : John, Enjoy Florida and good luck to your brother.
  • lbbrennan (08 Mar 2016 5:27pm EST) : Master Chief, Thanks for the grade conversions. Captain Healy and Commander McHale — what a pair.
  • Jimmy Jordan (06 Mar 2016 10:19am EST) : Good morning Master Chief Young! What was on the breakfast menu this morning. I had coffee and a fried egg and ham sandwich.
  • John Young (06 Mar 2016 9:03am EST) : Coast Guard History
    1894 Revenue Cutter Captain was the equal to Navy LCDR, thus Captain Mike Healy of the BEAR would had been equal to LCDR Quentin McHale1922 USCG Captain-Commander made equal to Navy Rear Admiral while in 1921 nine Senior Captains were made Commanders and thirty-one Captains became LCDR’s
  • John Young (06 Mar 2016 8:03am EST) : Good morning fellow navo-philatelists
  • John Young (04 Mar 2016 9:09pm EST) : Sorry, gentlemen as I’m guest 7102Presently in Florida until 3/19/16 for some fun in the sun, visit my brother in VA Hospital, five day cruise in the Carrib & week on the beach on the Gulf Coast.
  • guest_7102 (04 Mar 2016 9:02pm EST) : green was universal color for one cent/ one pence/ etc in the UPU
  • lbbrennan (04 Mar 2016 11:43am EST) : Quiet day. Snow and ice overnight. Perhaps renewed activity here.
  • lbbrennan (03 Mar 2016 2:54pm EST) : Master Chief Young, Was it a coincidence that Archie Lance used the 1 cent Navy heroes stamp. With the Scot who went on to be a contradmiral in the Czarinia’s Navy (Catherine the Great) and the Irishman who is the father of the USN, John Barry. Bet the Scots were not happy with the green stamp by PMG Farley may have played the trick.
  • lbbrennan (03 Mar 2016 2:32pm EST) : Damn, BMCM More than 100 lost members at risk. Where do that put us, near or under 800 members, and how many are dues paying.
    What number of members are introduced by 25 year members – a scheme that inflates membership number.Does anyone read Pete Leenhouts’ articles that the ship is at risk of being lost. Past time for calling GQ and paying attention to attrition. There is no assurance that the USCS will make it to our 100th year. We start our 85th year this October.
  • lbbrennan (03 Mar 2016 2:15pm EST) : Flashing light. What an old idea that still works. Let’s talk about the next Enterprise. Nimitz will be 50 in 9 years, 2025, and Ike 50 in 2027. Hell, I remember when CVAN 65 was a new ship.Congratulations to Master Chief Young. Thanks for marking the Great Saint. The Holy Ghost would be happy.
  • Glenn Smith (03 Mar 2016 3:30am EST) : Skivvy Waver Tom:The 9th ENTERPRISE will have the hull number CVN-80, and is scheduled to be in service by 2025, although that has already slipped to 2027. My prediction is that 2030 is more likely. She will replace USS ‘IKE.’

    If you would like info on cachet making, I would be happy to put you into touch with the right person. Send me an email at: highlandglenn (at) farmerstel.com.

    I am also a former skivvy waver, actually a submarine quartermaster and we did not have signalmen so we did double duty. I can still hold a steady light on any cruiser signalman! Semaphore…not so much, too rusty.

    Glenn Smith
    LCDR, USN (Ret) Deck LDO

  • guest_9690 (02 Mar 2016 2:43pm EST) : Shortly, the USS Enterprise CVN 65 will be decommissioned. Is the USCS planning a cancel or special cancel?2nd?: CVN 78 class aircraft carrier will be named shortly a retired naval commander informs me but no other details to share with you.

    Would you like me to get more details & how does one go about designing a cachet for the various steps that a potential ship goes through?

    Thank you

    Tom Noonan
    former SM2
    (Signalman 2nd class)

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (02 Mar 2016 2:38pm EST) : Christening CeremonyMarch 5, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST

    Washington (SSN 787), named for the State of Washington, will be christened at Newport News Shipbuilding where the ship is being constructed. During the ceremony, Ship’s Sponsor Elisabeth Mabus, daughter of Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, will perform the traditional honor of breaking a bottle of American sparkling wine across the ship’s bow during the christening ceremony.

  • BMCM JONES 3933 (02 Mar 2016 2:36pm EST) : Ingalls Shipbuilding will authenticate the keel for the company’s seventh U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter, Kimball (WMSL 756), on Friday, March 4. Adm. Paul Zukunft, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, is the ceremony’s keynote speaker. Kay Bowen Webber Cochran, wife of Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., is the ship sponsor and will have her initials welded onto a keel plate at the end of the ceremony.
  • BMCM JONES 3933 (01 Mar 2016 12:40am EST) : 300+ eLOGs have been sent tonight.Still over 100 who have not renewed their USCS Dues.

    HAVE YOU CHECKED TO SEE IF YOU RENEWED (IF THIS IS YOUR YEAR?)

    We need you.

 

 

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