USS SKAGIT PICTURES


PICTURES OF THE SHIP
SHIP'S OPERATIONS
AND THE CREW






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"Sign on, young man, and sail with me. The stature of our homeland is no more than the measure of ourselves. Our will is to keep the torch of freedom burning for all. To this solemn purpose we call on the young, the brave, the strong and the free.
Heed my call. Come to the sea. Come sail with me."


John Paul Jones

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FO'C'S'LE

The Pointy End

Looking Aft

Looking Aft
From The #2 Gun Mount



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Forward Assembly Circle

Forward Assembly Circle

Mike Boat and Motor Boat Alongside

Mike Boat
and Motor Boat Alongside



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Hatch 3, Hold #4

Hatch 3, Hold 4
Note: Mess Deck Tables
On Right side Of 2nd Deck

Hatch 2, Holds 2 & 3

Hatch 2, Holds 2 & 3




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Waiting To Refuel

Next In Line
After The APA

On Station



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Refueling

Commence Refueling

Looking Forward

Looking Forward



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Looking Down
Foward "A" Frame

Life Bouy Watch

Life Buoy Watch
During A Typhoon



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SKAGIT'S FIRST SKIPPER

Captain H. R. Parker

Captain Harold R. Parker USN

Photo: Tom Carlson

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Thomas L. Carlson S1/c

Plank Owner


T. L. Carlson S1/c

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High School Classmates Serve Together

Ens. C. A. Peake III Plank Owner
and
Eugene "Gene" Willis

1945-1946

Ens. C. A. Peake III and Unknown White Hat

Photo: Doug and Susan Coates

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Plank Owners

Ed 
Spigler, Bill Athas

Ed Spigler - Bill Athas Y2c

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Paul Gooneville

Paul Gooneville Yeoman Chief

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Ship's Office September 1945

Ship's Office

Front to Back

L. Weghoist - W. Athas - P. Gooneville - R. Peyser XO


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Frank C. Hurley Jr. 1945

Photo: Richard Hurley

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Cooks and Bakers

1945


Cooks and Bakers 1945

Photo: Tom Carlson

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Ned Castorina FN1/c

Plank Owner


Ned Castorina

Photo: Ronald Castorina

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Lt (jg) C. A. Cromer

Plank Owner


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

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Joe Morin and Unknown Shipmates on After Gun Mount


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Captain George Over takes Command

Captain George Over

Captain George R. Over
during the re-commissioning ceremonies
at Mare Island, 26 August 1950.


Photo: Navsource.org

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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.

Darrell Daugherty

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John Miller

John A. Miller YN3 1950-1951


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John A. Fair

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 Shipmates 1950-1954

McCain - Stonemetz - Stoltz - unk - Sharp

Photo: Don McCain


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IN THE RADIO ROOM XMAS 1950

Radio Room 1951

L to R (Front) Angelo Marracchini, Ted Dragin
L to R (Back) Charles Blankenship, Bud Freer

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Vernon Drewa, Sasebo 1952

Sasebo, 1952

Vernon Drewa RM1




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SKAGIT'S LCVPs
(HIGGINS BOATS)
IN SOME ROUGH WATER
Wonsan Korea October 12-16,1952


Photo: John Ahern

Skagit's Boats in Rough Water

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.
Darrell Daugherty

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KOJO KOREA, OCTOBER 1952

LCVP in Rough Water

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PONGNAM DO KOREA, JULY 1952

Boat Crew, Korea 1952

Cox'n: Marine Captain

Wilkerson - R. Buckholtz - D. Skeahan - D. Frampton

Photos: Dave Skeahan


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Korea
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.




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September to December 1952


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Hassell Williams ME3 and Daugherty

(Photo: Darrell Daugherty)

Williams and Daugherty

Indo-China (Vietnam) 1954




Hassell O. Williams

Hassell O. Williams Spring of 1953

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ALL BOATS IN THE WATER, KOREA, AUGUST 1952

All Boats In The Water

Unloading supplies for the POW camps where American troops held North Korean POWs.

Note:...Captain's Gig, and our only LCPR.

(Photo David Skeahan)

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Typhoon Grace

15 - 18 August, 1954

Green Water Over The Bow

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

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Hong Kong 1954

John

John "Sam" Shutt

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Shelby Grant

Shelby Grant

Photos: Ray Hackenberg

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1957

Floyd Murray 1957

Floyd Murray

Photo: Floyd Murray




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Jim Kennel, Jim Thompson 1955

Jim Kennel - Jim "Tomcat" Thompson

1955

Photo: Jim Kennel

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Advancement Presentations November, 1955

Advancement Presentations Nov. 1955

Photo: Rolland Turcotte

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1955

Turcotte, Tiedeman

R. Turcotte - unk - Capt. Tiedeman - unk - unk

Photo: Rolland Turcotte

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Ray Hackenberg, TE2,
and
Duty Postal Clerk

Win the Lotto Ray?

Ray Hackenberg TE2

Photo: Ray Hackenberg

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1955

Jimmy Saye RDSN

Jimmy Saye RDSN

Photo: Ray Hackenberg

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Captain's Gig

WestPac 1955



Photo: Ray Hackenberg

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AMPHIBIOUS OPERATION

Okinawa 1955



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Okinawa 1955

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Okinawa 1955

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Okinawa 1955

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Dog Soldiers Embarking

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Dog Soldiers Embarking


Photos: Ray Hackenberg


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Operation MARDIVLEX 1-54

Iwo jima, Japan March 1954




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LaVerne Rose SKSN 1954

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November 1956

Amphibious Operation, Iwo Jima, Japan



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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.

Joe


Pictures: C. A. Rush - Caption: Joe Toth

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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.

Ray Hackenberg

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On The Bridge

Navigation

In The Wardroom

On Deck




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Chief Slater's Family

Chief Slater's Family

Jean, Patricia, Glenn, Carl, and the Chief

Photo: Patty Margaret

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1957

Holiday Routine

San Diego

Holiday Routine

C. A. Rush - Randy Mincey - Joe Slayter

Photo: C. A. Rush

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1957

LCDR. Egger, Capt. Snider

LCDR. Victor Egger and Captain L. L. Snider

The three ARMY Officers were aboard to inspect Skagit prior to the
re-supply mission to Kodiak Alaska

Photo: Victor Egger

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CHANGE OF COMMAND
JULY 20, 1957

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~ 12 Ensigns ~
San Diego, 1958


12 Ensigns, San Diego, 1958

Currey, Kunz, Lynch, Nelson, Evatt, Ertel

Miller, Bartels, Barber, Rothman, Lau, Swanner

Photo: Parker Evatt

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September 1958


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, Yokosuka, Japan

Boarding Skagit, Yokosuka, Japan

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Port Side Looking Aft From #2 Gun Mount

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Starboard Side Looking Aft From #1 Gun Mount

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Guest Accommodations

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Photos: Allen Haring (MACS-1)

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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
Off Point Loma
San Diego
1959



Clark Leonard

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AT THE BUOYS, SAN DIEGO 1960s


At The Buoy, San Diego 1960s

L to R
(AR 22) Klondike, (APA 199) Magoffin,
(AKA 105) Skagit, Underway (AGS 50) Rehoboth
Photo: All Hands Magazine



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DEPARTING FOR WESTPAC, SAN DIEGO 1960



Ship being moved from pier.

Ship being moved from pier.




Getting underway.

Getting underway.




Waiting to be picked up.

Waiting to be picked up.




Ray Crum BM2.

Ray Crum BM2.

Images: Ray Crum

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Edwin "Johnny" Johnson BMSN

Cox'n LCM #3

Aboard 1961-1964 3rd Division


Edwin Johnson

San Francisco Calif.

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LCM 3

Mike Boat

Photos: Edwin Johnson

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CREW PICTURE 1962

Fusco, Christensen, Sherman, Elkins, Workman, Bonin

L to R

Fusco, Christensen, Sherman, Elkins, Workman, Bonin




Danny Elkins

Danny Elkins

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Joe Fusco

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Engineman All 1961

Bob Isbell - Unknown - James Walker

Bob Isbell - Jack Daniels - James Walker

Photo: Bob Isbell

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Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels FN 1962

Photos: Jack Daniels

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IN THE SHADE OF A MIKE BOAT

WESTPAC 1962

Duke

L to R

"Duke" Bonin, Bob Hudson, Mike Christensen

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Shipmates From 2nd Division 1962

Martin - Dennis Tilly - Jerry Morrison - Lloyd Gates

Martin - Dennis Tilly - Jerry Morrison - Lloyd Gates

Photo: Jerry Morrison

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INDIA BASIN SASEBO JAPAN 1962

Sasabo, 1962

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BERTH 3, INDIA BASIN

Berth 3 India Basin

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PUGET SOUND

1963


3 inch Gun

USS Skagit brings guns back to Puget Sound Forts


During the summer of 1963 the ship sailed to Portland Oregon for repair and upkeep, upon completion, Skagit headed north to Puget Sound, and Vancouver Canada.

Along the way, she delivered two guns that were obtained by the Washington State Department of Parks and Recreation to replace the guns that were removed after WWII. The guns were originally emplaced at Fort Wint, Subic Bay, Phillipine Islands.

The 3-inch guns went to Fort Flagler's Battery Wansboro, and mounted for display.


Photo: Bruce Klanke



Battery Wansboro

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WESTPAC CRUISE 1964

Goddard, Slinkard, Lew,Dicken

C. L. Goddard, G. L. Slinkard,
R.H. Lew, W. C. Dicken

Photo: John Luttrell

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IN THE ENGINE ROOM, UNDERWAY 1964

Engine Room 1954

R.H. Lew C. Goddard A.F. Kamakaris J. Luttrell

Photo John Luttrell

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M DIVISION, WESTPAC CRUISE 1964

M Division

L to R Standing, LTJG Vaughan, Dicken, Slinkard, Hahn, Cass, Catron, Lund, Jackson MMC

L to R Kneeling, Culbreath, Luttrell, Lew, Goddard, Kamakaris

Photo: John Luttrell from Cruise Book

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Somewhere in the Pacific 1965

Skagit Underway 1965

I took this picture of Skagit from the deck of the USS Magoffin as we steamed from Long Beach, California to Okinawa. We departed Long Beach on August 23, 1965, the photo was probably taken in the first few days of the voyage. I recall that for most of the trip we were out of sight of the rest of the ships that sailed with us.

Bob Ingraham
3rd Battalion, 1st Marines

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Bill Neiman BM2

Bill Neiman

I served six years on USS Skagit. This picture was taken after a long day in Vietnam. To all my ship mates.....the USS Skagit was a big part of my life and I have some great memories from all the years I spent with my crew mates. These were some of the best years and I will never forget! I hope everybody is doing well, and keep the slack out of #1 line.

Bill

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Vietnam 1965

Pat McDonald and James Kirkendall

Pat McDonald RM2 and James Kirkendall RDSN
playing on the fantail off the coast of Vietnam.

Photo: Pat McDonald

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Harold V. Whitney

Harold V. Whitney GMG3

Hong Kong 1964


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Far East cruise 1965-1966



Unk - Mike Stanley - Glenn Bergeron

Photo: Mike Stanley

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1968

LCM 1 1968

LCM 1

Skagit received new MK 6 Mike Boats sometime after returning to the states in 1966. The old boats had so many holes in them and they were about worn out.
The new boats were outfitted with hydraulic starters and they seemed to work pretty good.
In preparation for another tour in Vietnam, they mounted two 50 cal. machine guns on the boats, and the cox'n was issued an M1-Garand.
The first thing a cox'n does to make it "his" boat is adding things that were non-regulation, such as putting my signal flag number on the radio box, painting the names of the crew on the sides of the con, we even made extra tie-up lines and marked them with blue and white paint so we could keep track of them.
I knew that we were going to be spending a lot of time on the boats running the rivers and delivering cargo and I wanted my boat to be comfortable to work on. We had extra coffee, sugar, food packs, clean clothes stowed in an extra 50 cal. ammo box, a pancho to streach across the top of the con during rainy weather so the crew could get inside and keep dry.

I loved those old LCM 6's.
Take care and keep your mooring lines snug.
Joseph T. Bond Cox'n 1964-1968

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AOTU Coronado 1967

AOTU Coronado 1967

Amphibious Operational Training (AOTU),
Silver Strand, Coronado, California

Image: 1967 Cruise Book

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CMDR GRAF - CAPTAIN MACKEY

Cmdr. Graf, Capt. Mackey 1967


Commander Graf and Captain Mackey observing boat operations from Debark Control on the open bridge.

Image: 1967 Cruise Book

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Thomas Leslie EN3, BE Division 1966-1968

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Sasebo 1967 Dan Jenkins


Here is a picture of Skagit in dry dock in Sasebo Japan.
We had been moving from one dock to another in the harbor when a camel next to the dock struck the screw, (or someone engaged the screw and it struck the camel?). The results were that the screw and the shaft cracked and it took many weeks to do the repairs.
The crew seemed to enjoy all the great liberty while in Sasebo.

Dan Jenkins (RM2)

Photo: Dan Jenkins

The following pictures are provided by - -
Bob West, and Earl Bates
of the
40th Infantry Division

July 1951
USS Skagit Holding Amphibious Exercises

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July 1951
Gun crew USS Skagit at target practice

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July 1951
USS Skagit holds amphibious excersizes

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Inchon Harbor
Elements of 160th Regt arriving in Korea.

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July 1951
Service Company heading to Chigasaki Beach


Thanks again to Bob and Earl for these great pictures.

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40th Infantry Division




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