Some pictures I have taken over the years:
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Posted 28 December 2016 - 02:39 PM
Thanks, most of them are. The last several are in the Philippines.
Edited by Howie, 28 December 2016 - 03:21 PM.
Posted 29 December 2016 - 11:35 PM
Edited by Austin_Lyles, 29 December 2016 - 11:35 PM.
Posted 02 January 2017 - 08:10 PM
Is that the Subic bay entrance ?
It looks familiar I served on the USS Ajax and did a 3 or 4 day R&R there back in 1980
after the first day the memories got a little fuzzy..........
Posted 03 January 2017 - 01:30 PM
Clifford, yes it is. Good eye! It has probably changed a lot since you were there last. The exchange is now a duty free store. Spanish Gate is still there. A bunch of restaurants, hotels, a mall and a casino are now located on what used to be the old Naval Base and it's called the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. The Korean shipbuilder Hanjin had a yard on Subic Bay as well, it's been shutdown since they filed for bankruptcy.
Posted 04 January 2017 - 12:55 AM
I thought so, and I probably wouldn't recognize most of it now I'm sure.
Ajax was decommissioned in 85 and I have heard it is now an artificial reef.
Getting Old Sucks !!!!
By the way is that a tin can yer on ?? and if or not what is the name ?
if it is an older one I may have done some work on it as Ajax was a tender..............
Edited by Clifford Brewer, 04 January 2017 - 01:00 AM.
Posted 05 January 2017 - 02:27 AM
Ahhh, The Seawatch dog !!!!
Were you on board during the South China Sea Incident ??
If you are not at liberty to speak of it I understand.......
Edited by Clifford Brewer, 05 January 2017 - 02:33 AM.
Posted 05 January 2017 - 01:31 PM
Nope, this is my first time on her. I was home on vacation when that happened. But I was on the Victorious that year.
Posted 05 January 2017 - 05:58 PM
Gotcha, did a little research on that class of ship, interesting stuff......
Posted 06 January 2017 - 11:29 AM
Cool, what rate were you in the Navy? I was an OTA/STG.
Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:32 AM
I was an MR, Machinery Repairman, ( Machinist )
Ajax was a shipyard on a ship, port and starboard cranes, foundry, huge machine shop, ship fitter, pipe shop, lag shop, electric motor wind shop,
steam valve shop, on board under water welding barge, electrical / mechanical calibration shop, if it was broke we fixed it or made a new one
if it was half blowed up we made it useable to fight again...... am I braggin ?.........Jus a little.......
Edited by Clifford Brewer, 08 January 2017 - 12:37 AM.
Posted 08 January 2017 - 09:45 PM
At one time it was called the foaming tender like the old commercial
still not my favorite description.......
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