Get a taste of ship board life! Enjoy this album of 45 photos from the 1955 Cruise Log. Sincere thanks go to Jim Butler AT2c of VS39 for lending me his copy to produce these pages.
I would like to further enhance the pages of this album. Can you identify anyone in these pictures? Do any of these pictures bring to mind a story or anecdote of your ship board life?
Please Drop me a line.
There are two ways to browse the log.
|Food line at ship's party||We load for Europe, parking signs and all||Farewell...|
|Good-bye to pier 7||Underway||AF's spotted|
|A Marine bull session on the fantail||Plotting contacts||Rigging for the "cat"|
|Talking shop with a destroyer||The storm should be here||The radio shack|
|Bringing two "Horses" into the barn||Getting her ready||The print shop|
|A day of prayer||...and recreation||Just don't drop me|
|Don't rush there's plenty more.||Easy...
easy does it...
|A brief interlude...||An emergency appendectomy||A highline transfer|
|Refueling at sea||Portrait of a fuel line||Maybe next payday...|
|...on the double||Lighting off a boiler||Looks like it will have to go|
|Spanish dancers liven up the duty section||40mm gun crew in action||We were delayed by a little "wind and sea"|
|Readying for the launch||The "paper mill"||The inevitable shots|
|Hearts at noontime||Turn to...||...and when you have finished that...|
|Coming aboard...||1954 Cruise Map||AF's coming into the pattern|
|Primary Fly's View||Homeward bound||Gibraltar, just like the Prudential ads|