Pictures Links from Navy News Website...

Pictures Links from Navy News Website...

Joined: August 27th, 2003, 3:18 am

June 14th, 2005, 3:15 am #1

Two pictures of our LST form the Navy NewsStand website.

I think they of all people should have covered this as a larger story. If you search the video section, there are some video news segments filmed when the 325 was in Alexandria.

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=25239

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=25236
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Joined: July 8th, 2003, 4:49 am

June 14th, 2005, 1:54 pm #2

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>I think this one is my favorite ...

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www.LSTMemorial.org
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Joined: August 26th, 2003, 7:37 am

June 14th, 2005, 2:21 pm #3

Great photo, especially in hi res. Now for a question. When was last time the USS Constitution made the turn around under full canvas and are there pictures on the internet?
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Joined: August 26th, 2003, 7:37 am

June 14th, 2005, 3:25 pm #4

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>I think this one is my favorite ...

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=25229
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Trivia point. Did you know that there is a stand of hard rock maple near Montgomery Center, Vermont are reserved as spare masts and boom for the USS Constitution. Some of the trees are well over 100 years old and can not be cut or damaged as long as the USS Constatution is still afloat
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Joined: August 25th, 2003, 11:23 am

June 14th, 2005, 9:30 pm #5

<font face="comic sans ms" color=navy size=4>I think this one is my favorite ...

http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=25229
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www.LSTMemorial.org
While snooping around in the archives of that website I came across this...



30630-N-0000X-001 Washington Navy Yard -- Vietnamese refugees board LST 516 for their journey from Haiphong, North Vietnam, to Saigon, South Vietnam during Operation Passage to Freedom, October 1954. This operation evacuated thousands of Vietnamese refugees from the then newly created Communist North Vietnam to the Democratic South Vietnam. By the end of the operation, the Navy had carried to freedom more then 293,000 immigrants, vehicles, and other cargo. The Naval Historical Center and Surface Navy Association are seeking Navy veterans and former Vietnamese refugees who witnessed and participated in this little known rescue. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)
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Joined: February 23rd, 2004, 8:24 pm

June 14th, 2005, 9:47 pm #6

Trivia point. Did you know that there is a stand of hard rock maple near Montgomery Center, Vermont are reserved as spare masts and boom for the USS Constitution. Some of the trees are well over 100 years old and can not be cut or damaged as long as the USS Constatution is still afloat
I do know that when the U.S. was under the Crown, there were stands of Timber designated "The King's Forest". Some of the replacement Timber for "Constitution" last refit came from some of these areas on the East Coast.

Trivia: Wood cutting was prohibited in the King's Forest, but trees and limbs blown down and on the ground were Ok for removal or for the taking. This is where we get the Term "Windfall"

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Joined: August 27th, 2003, 3:18 am

June 14th, 2005, 10:05 pm #7

While snooping around in the archives of that website I came across this...



30630-N-0000X-001 Washington Navy Yard -- Vietnamese refugees board LST 516 for their journey from Haiphong, North Vietnam, to Saigon, South Vietnam during Operation Passage to Freedom, October 1954. This operation evacuated thousands of Vietnamese refugees from the then newly created Communist North Vietnam to the Democratic South Vietnam. By the end of the operation, the Navy had carried to freedom more then 293,000 immigrants, vehicles, and other cargo. The Naval Historical Center and Surface Navy Association are seeking Navy veterans and former Vietnamese refugees who witnessed and participated in this little known rescue. U.S. Navy photo. (RELEASED)
While my Dad was aboard the 887 they participated in this operation. He has some interesting stories about the Vietnamese refugees aboard the ship...

They made quite a "mess" in the tank deck ignoring the extra toilet facilities that were set up on the main deck. The ramp was left down so hey could move betwwen the main deck and the tank deck.

yes, another interesting historical event not possible without the unique abilities of the LST.
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Joined: November 21st, 2004, 9:28 pm

June 15th, 2005, 12:16 pm #8

Great photo, especially in hi res. Now for a question. When was last time the USS Constitution made the turn around under full canvas and are there pictures on the internet?
While up in Boston I watched the news reports on the turn around and talked to a US Navy crewmember on the Constitution.
Here is what they said.
They do a number of turn arounds a year now. They used to only do the traditional one on July 4th.
It takes an act of Congress to unhook the tug from the ship, as the ship is so valuable. That was last done in 1997 when they sailed it without the tug attached. The crewman said they do sail it a few times a year still, but the tug is attached. He said it's pretty neat as the ship under sail drags the tug along behind.
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