The Battleship U.S.S. New Jersey, BB-62
The Decks II
I'll let the
photos speak for themselves. What a beautiful and proud ship.
The deck crew
took wonderful care of her in every way. The gunners wooden plugs
on the barrels adds that special touch of completeness.
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The bow of the
New Jersey pointing toward land in Subic Bay, Philippines. The fire
control guys at the right are checking out equipment while at sea.
from the stern was a permissible activity along with skeet shooting
while at sea. Great stuff!
photo at the left doesn't do the fantail justice. The letters are
at least 4' tall covering the entire width of the deck. You can
get a better idea below.
to the guys who did the work and maintain the deck. Excellent!
don't do the New Jersey justice.
we had the head of the Navy's Nurses Corp. come aboard while we were
off the coast of Vietnam.
Snyder had me play "Hello Dolly". I wonder if she remembers?
When Bob Hope
and his USO troupe came aboard I was asked again to play something
appropriate: "Thanks For The Memories". I got to meet
Bob Hope in 1973 when my sister Joan held a patio party in Beverly
Hills at her penthouse. Turned out Bob Hope was one of her clients.
She sold Palm Springs property for him. We chatted for a while about
as his trip to the New Jesey as I was glad he remembered.