The Pointy End
Forward Assembly Circle
Hatch 3, Hold 4
Hatch 2, Holds 2 & 3
Next In Line
Life Buoy Watch
SKAGIT'S FIRST SKIPPER
Captain Harold R. Parker USN
Photo: Tom Carlson
Thomas L. Carlson S1/c
High School Classmates Serve Together
Ens. C. A. Peake III Plank Owner
Eugene "Gene" Willis
Photo: Doug and Susan Coates
Ed Spigler - Bill Athas Y2c
Paul Gooneville Yeoman Chief
Ship's Office September 1945
Front to Back
L. Weghoist - W. Athas - P. Gooneville - R. Peyser XO
Frank C. Hurley Jr. 1945
Photo: Richard Hurley
Cooks and Bakers
Photo: Tom Carlson
Ned Castorina FN1/c
Photo: Ronald Castorina
Lt (jg) C. A. Cromer
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R. H. Thompson QM1/c Plank Owner
Docked in San Pedro, California
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Joseph V. Morin S1/c 1944-1946
Joe Morin and Unknown Shipmates on After Gun Mount
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Captain George Over takes Command
Captain George R. Over
during the re-commissioning ceremonies
at Mare Island, 26 August 1950.
Boat Group Officers 1945
UNK - UNK - UNK - G. F. Dabbs - Ens. Bud Berner
Photo: Richard Berner
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THE CROWS NEST
Prior to a yard period sometime in the mid '50s, the Maru still had a Crows Nest atop the forward A Frame.
The crows nest was enclosed for protection from the weather, with a hatch to gain access to the Lookout position.
In the Nest was a set of Sound Powered Phones for communication with the Bridge, and little else.
It was a scary climb up the 60 foot ladder with the ship rolling and wind blowing, but that's what sailors did way back when.
The Nest had an opening about 18-24 inches wide and 10-12 inches high for the lookout to see forward, with no rear opening.
I remember having the watch up there going under the Golden Gate Bridge coming back from a far east tour.
John A. Miller YN3 1950-1951
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John A. Fair 1951
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Alvin Conklin ICFN Checking Out The IC Control Panel
Photo: Michael Conklin
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Shipmates 1950 -1954
McCain - Stonemetz - Stoltz - unk - Sharp
Photo: Don McCain
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IN THE RADIO ROOM XMAS 1950
L to R (Front) Angelo Marracchini, Ted Dragin
L to R (Back) Charles Blankenship, Bud Freer
Vernon Drewa RM1
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IN SOME ROUGH WATER
Wonsan Korea October 12-16,1952
Photo: John Ahern
Darrell Daugherty and crew in LCVP 13
This picture was taken by an Ensign in the boat just ahead of us. Sorry, I can't recall his name.
We were on a mock invasion off the coast of Wonson North Korea in 1952, there were many other ships involved in the operation. Aircraft Carriers, Cruisers, Destroyers, and a Battleship.
The aircraft from the Carrier dive bombed targets ashore, and some rounds of fire from the North Korean guns were hitting the water ahead of us, we turned around before we got to the surf and headed back to the ship.
It got really rough going back to the ship,some boats had a hard time getting aboard in the rough sea.
Sorry that I can't remember the other boat crews or which one my friend John Ahern was in.
Any other crew members that remember that operation, please let me know.
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KOJO KOREA, OCTOBER 1952
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PONGNAM DO KOREA, JULY 1952
Cox'n: Marine Captain
Wilkerson - R. Buckholtz - D. Skeahan - D. Frampton
Photos: Dave Skeahan
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12-16 October 1952
The Kojo Amphibious Feint carried out during this period. More than 100 ships, with strong air support from five carriers, carried out the hoax to the extent of launching empty landing craft toward the beaches at Kojo on 15 October (D- Day). The purposes of the operation were to-
(1) provide invaluable training in planning and executing a major amphibious operation, and
(2) lure enemy defense forces into the open in their haste to cover their exposed right flank, thus allowing a field day for planes of TF 77. While the valuable training was obtained, a final analysis showed that enemy forces were not drawn into the open.
For more information on this operation,
and the Korean War Naval Chronology,
September to December 1952
Hassell Williams ME3 and Daugherty
(Photo: Darrell Daugherty)
Indo-China (Vietnam) 1954
Hassell O. Williams Spring of 1953
ALL BOATS IN THE WATER, KOREA, AUGUST 1952
Unloading supplies for the POW camps where American troops held North Korean POWs.
Note:...Captain's Gig, and our only LCPR.
(Photo David Skeahan)
15 - 18 August, 1954
Green Water Over The Bow
Operating under COMTRANSDIV 13, Skagit, Magoffin, and Calvert out manuvered typhoon Grace while en route to Indo China.
Photo: Ray Hackenberg
Hong Kong 1954
John "Sam" Shutt
Photos: Ray Hackenberg
To Visit Floyd's Picture Gallery
Jim Kennel - Jim "Tomcat" Thompson
Photo: Jim Kennel
Advancement Presentations November, 1955
Photo: Rolland Turcotte
R. Turcotte - unk - Capt. Tiedeman - unk - unk
Photo: Rolland Turcotte
Ray Hackenberg, TE2,
Duty Postal Clerk
Win the Lotto Ray?
Jimmy Saye RDSN
Amphibious Operation, Iwo Jima, Japan
These pictures were taken during another large scale re-enactment of the landing on Iwo Jima.
Some exerpts from a letter dated, Iwo Jima, Sunday 11/11/56, 1:00 PM. .......yesterday they had the boats in the water and I had about 16 hrs. in the engine room from midnite Friday. until midnite last night.
They offloaded Marines and equipment but didn't go into the beach.......some of Magoffin's (APA 199) boats did, and 2 boats were lost, the surf was so bad.
The "invasion" is set for tomorrow AM, "D" day, and all troops & equipment will go in and stay for a couple days then we should leave here Friday or Saturday.
Pictures: C. A. Rush - Caption: Joe Toth
Yard Period 1956
In 1956, Skagit was scheduled to go into dry dock for repairs and maintenance in Bremerton Washington.
This was cancelled at the last minute, and instead the ship was sent to Pearl Harbor for overhaul.
The Officers, and Petty Officers were allowed to bring their wives, and children aboard, and they were taken by Skagit to Pearl Harbor, put in base housing and returned to the states when the overhaul was completed.
The passenger list was as follows:
Mary Barger, Bryan Barger, Dan Barger, Thelma Christian, Barbara Christian, Nancy Christian, Robert Christian, Ihako Conway, Vanitis Duncan, Norma Floyd, Danny Floyd, Darlene Floyd, Janice Gilchrist, Gloria Hoffman, Carolyn Hotchkis, Babara Lawrence, Gail Prahl, Maryann Radick, Jean Slater, Patricia Slater, Glenn Slater, Carl Slater, Elnora Weston, Rema Weston, Margaret Williams, Craig Williams, Suzanne Wolf, Tommy Wolf, and Jimmy Wolf.
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Chief Slater's Family
Jean, Patricia, Glenn, Carl, and the Chief
Photo: Patty Margaret
LCDR. Victor Egger and Captain L. L. Snider
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Miller, Bartels, Barber, Rothman, Lau, Swanner
Photo: Parker Evatt
On 14 September 1958 Marine Air Control Squadron One (MACS-1) is transported from Atsugi, Japan to Taiwan to support efforts during the "Second Taiwan Straits Crisis".
Boarding Skagit, Yokosuka, Japan
Port Side Looking Aft From #2 Gun Mount
Starboard Side Looking Aft From #1 Gun Mount
Photos: Allen Haring (MACS-1)
In The Boat Shop
Warren Bozarth - Jed Harris - Gary S. Hanes
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Joe Toth MM3 1956 - 1957
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1st LT. Clark Leonard USMC
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