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Some pictures I have taken over the years:

 

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Thanks, most of them are. The last several are in the Philippines.

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Austin thanks, yes I do travel quite a bit.

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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.......... ;)

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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.

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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 !!!! B)

 

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.............. B)

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Nope not a tincan. The mighty Impeccable.

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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....... ;)

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Nope, this is my first time on her. I was home on vacation when that happened. But I was on the Victorious that year.

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Gotcha, did a little research on that class of ship, interesting stuff...... B)

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Cool, what rate were you in the Navy? I was an OTA/STG.

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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....... ;)

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I figured it was a tender. :D

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At one time it was called the foaming tender like the old commercial

still not my favorite description....... <_<

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LOL

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