yep we were refueling and the ex: was in charge, he had never done the maneuver before. if you close on the ship along side and do not allow the ships to maintain a certain distance between the two, a vacuum forms and the two ships cannot separate without colliding. which is exactly what happen to... More
My Dad told me the story of the bandaid that was painted on the side of the ship. He said they got hot over the bandaid..Daniel C Cummins USMC 66-68
The Oiler that hit us was the Chuckawaugan (sp), I was in the engine room when she hit us.
I ALSO REMEMBER THE BAND AID.
WE WERE HIT BY CAPTAIN CRUNCH I DONT REMEMBER THE AUTUAL NAME OF THE OILER,I KNOW IT HIT US EVERY TIME IT CAME ALONG SIDE. I THINK IT WAS PAINTED BY DAVE OLSEN BM3 THIRD DIVISION. I WAS ABOARD SHIP WITH MY BROTHER JIM
USS Rushmore LSD-14 Band Aid
Yes I was on the ship at the time and my name was ShipServiceman3rdClass Samuel R Howard,my name has changed since then. On board 29 Dec. 1965-27 Sept. 1967. My best friends name BM-Ralfh Jackson,BM-Jimmy Boat,BM-Pryor,and my motervator SH1stclass Procter whom was my boss also. I stayed sea sick... More
i wasn't there but in 1958 we collided with the Casa Grande lsd13
also we collided in porto rico
I was not there but remember collision with Casa Grande 1958 also with some other ship while docking in p/r
Large sized Bandaid
(Russell Vander horst)
Anyone remember the large sized bandaid that was painted on the side of the ship as a result of a collision with an oiltanker while we were in the Med in '66 or '67 I believe it was. I still think of that and get a good laugh about it!
Russ Vander Horst CYN3 1965 - 68