For those of you who yearn for the high seas...

For those of you who yearn for the high seas...

Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 6th, 2008, 1:10 am #1

this video shared by Tom Sobeck, a member of the Ohio Association...

http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o286 ... y_Seas.flv

p.s. It's the USS Kitty Hawk
Last edited by SeaBat on August 6th, 2008, 1:11 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: September 20th, 2004, 11:26 pm

August 6th, 2008, 4:49 am #2

Our Great Lakes can be just as tempermental!
Now if only that Illinois River railroad bridge were a
little higher....
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Joined: October 10th, 2005, 8:42 pm

August 6th, 2008, 2:59 pm #3

Wow, that one photo shows blue water over the deck.
I had no idea the Great Lakes could be that bad.
It looks like it is taking waves from the port side.
I thought you headed into the waves?

Our LST suffered two hurricanes while I was on-board.
We took 46 degree rolls. Sea duty is not always easy going and no duty for the faint of heart.

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Joined: August 24th, 2003, 10:08 pm

August 6th, 2008, 5:00 pm #4

available in the Ship's Store says:

"Let he who knows not how to pray, go to sea".

It's completed with a photo of an LST in high seas... appropriate, isn't it?
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Joined: December 17th, 2005, 10:55 pm

August 6th, 2008, 7:15 pm #5

Our Great Lakes can be just as tempermental!
Now if only that Illinois River railroad bridge were a
little higher....
I hope that that Laker was loaded down in that sea. On Navsource.org check out the USS Hornet and USS V.alley Forge. That is what GREEN water can do to a carrier. USS Carl Vinson has a conning station just below the flight deck all the way foward. We took a wave that blew out the port holes and carried away about 40 ft of catwalk and antenna mounts, not to say, stoved in a part of the Hurricane bow. It also blew out the stuffing in the anchor hawspipes and 1st div had quite a cleanup.
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Joined: August 15th, 2007, 9:55 pm

August 6th, 2008, 7:20 pm #6

Wow, that one photo shows blue water over the deck.
I had no idea the Great Lakes could be that bad.
It looks like it is taking waves from the port side.
I thought you headed into the waves?

Our LST suffered two hurricanes while I was on-board.
We took 46 degree rolls. Sea duty is not always easy going and no duty for the faint of heart.
There have been many an iron ore ship thst has gone to the botton on the Great Lakes. Remember the song "The Balad of the Edmund Fitzgerald".
LST-325 (Actually USNS LST-325) has seen hurricanes in the North Arlantic. I was aboard on the Davis Straights and saw 46 degree roll and the deck bow up. The ship would run up a wave unitl only the stern was still in the water and then slap hard in a troth before starting up the next wave. I was on board on my way from Greenland to Newfoundland. I have ridden out two hurricanes in the Davis Straights. One on USNS LST-325 and one aboard the Arctic Sealer. Neither was a very pleasant ride.
Bob Wilder
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Joined: December 20th, 2006, 7:02 pm

August 7th, 2008, 12:11 am #7

this video shared by Tom Sobeck, a member of the Ohio Association...

http://s123.photobucket.com/albums/o286 ... y_Seas.flv

p.s. It's the USS Kitty Hawk
While bringing the old girl back in 2000. We had a very rough storm in the Mediteranean and again in the Atlantic. Lots of fun while in the engine room.
Rocky
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Joined: October 10th, 2005, 8:42 pm

August 7th, 2008, 12:29 am #8

Rocky, you indeed have nerves of steel and an angel at your side.

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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 3:23 am

August 7th, 2008, 7:41 pm #9

angel is Dianne. She would have to be to keep up with Rocky. . . . Right?? Love you Rocky
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Joined: February 16th, 2007, 3:23 am

August 7th, 2008, 7:42 pm #10

available in the Ship's Store says:

"Let he who knows not how to pray, go to sea".

It's completed with a photo of an LST in high seas... appropriate, isn't it?
I think it is quite appropriate. It is one of my favorite shirts bought at the gift shop.
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