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Old 05-20-2011, 07:35 AM
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Ex Royal Australian Navy, '66 to '86. Paid off as a CPO Coxswain. Had a ball for 20 years and wish I could do it all over again, especially when I hear about what is happening around the world. I then remember when I was in these places and what I was doing. Did most of my time on Destroyers and thoughly enjoyed it. May you all have fair winds and smooth seas.

 
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Is it that obvious?!!!

Yes i used to be an AB in the british Merchant Navy.

spent most of my time on tankers of one size or another (55,000, 72,000, 180,000 and 320,000 tonners)

seemed to spend most of my time with some string of one size or another in my hand making some really ornate bellropes, knot boards, etc etc...

turned my hand to boatbuilding when i spotted the mamoli hms victory kit.

cant wait to finish the woodwork so i can get me teeth into the rigging...................

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

closest thing to porn nowadays!! (ps .. dont tell the missus!!)

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My word.... that must mean you are likely to enjoy making ratlines!!!

I seem to be spending more time looking for wooden ship models that don't have them!!!

Just goes to show...

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USN for 22 years, 8 months, and counting down (up?) to 25...

Started out as a conventional Steam Machinist's Mate
USS Mars (AFS 1) 1989 - 1991
USS Kansas City (AOR 3) 1992 - 1994
Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity (SIMA) Pump Shop
USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) Plankowner 1997-2001

Limited Duty Officer (Engineering) and then URL Surface Warfare Officer
USS Stethem (DDG 63) 2001 - 2004
Ship Repair Facility, Yokosuka
Surface Warfare Officers School, Newport
Officer Training Command, Newport

Wish I could go back to sea, but big Navy says "No"...

 
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Royal Dutch Navy submarine service. from '03 to '05. I got honourably discharge in order to study.

I don't regret leaving the service, after all I am more a family guy, but I am glad I have the experience.

 
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As I posted much earlier on this link, I served from '79 to '94, when the Navy decided that I was to ill and broke to continue serving, and that it was time for me to grow up and get a real job. However, as I look through the postings, I can't help but to wonder how many of us might have crossed paths. Either in a liberty port, or a duty station, or possibly serving on the same ship. We were all drawn by that certain something to the sea, and felt that that was the place of our choosing to serve our countries. I know that through my career, I operated with Canadians, Australians and the British. As I look at the names of the various ships, I think of friends, relatives and shipmates, who served aboard those same ships. This makes us all connected in a brotherhood of seafaring men, who have chosen to continue our love of things nautical by building ships and craft, and sharing our hobby with others. Perhaps we need to find a way to pass our hobby to the present group of sailors, so they can keep the lamp burning.

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NAVY & COAST GUARD SERVICE ~ Gunnersmate 1st Class

Aug 1978 - Aug 1981 USCGC Steadfast WMEC 623

Aug 1978 - Nov 1975 Marine Safety Office, San Juan, PR

Nov 1975 - Jul 1974 USCGC Taney WHEC-37

Jul 1974 - Aug 1972 USCGC Patoka WLR-75408

Aug 1972 - Apr 1972 USCG Louisvile Lifeboat Station

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Served Aboard U.S.S. Tulare LKA-112 out of San Diego, CA 1973-1976, USNR as an Electricians Mate. She was an old ship from WWII, originaly designated AKA attack cargo ship as part of the amphibious fleet. We re-birthed in 75 to San Francisco and designated as naval reserve trainer. Some of the best times of my life happened while in the Navy. :)

 
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