I have a buddy that I work with, he was in the navy. I was wondering What rank you are, and what ship you are on. His ship is now in mothballs, I guess its going to be retrofitted.
Oh, Where is my 2 bucks? I have been posting using caps for the last week.
First, it’s ChiefScott not Chief Scott.
I am a Chief Petty Officer (E-7). My rate is Journalist – I’m a public affairs specialist.
If his ship is in “mothballs,” the chances of it being retrofitted are slim and none. Usually the ships of the “mothball fleet” are either sold to foreign navies or turned into razor blades.
Send me your address and keep up the caps and punctuation.
Oh, I’m on the
USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN-69).
Hey, dont bother with the 2 bucks, buy yourself a beer next time in port.
Oh and the guy I was talking about, he isnt too well versed in the ways of life. I hardly ever know What he is talking about.
He was on the Pellelue or somehting like that.
He was also the only person ever on that ship to steer it 120 degrees off course. (he fell asleep)
I’ll resist the urge to play with words because I think you’re anything but petty Chief.
I once dated a guy on the USS Cushing.
The only reason I remember the name is because he said it was the sound of the shit hitting the fan: cu-SHING!!!
BTW Chief, glad you liked my card! <wink smiliey deleted>
Dictionary of Naval Fighting Ships for more info on your buddy’s ship. This is an amazingly comprehensive list.
Thanks for the site,
UncleBeer. I’d been looking for information on my dad’s ship (CLG-5 USS OKLAHOMA CITY).
Peleliu (LHA-5) is a Tarawa-class amphibious assault ship, manned by the Navy and used by the Marine Corps. Commissioned in 1980, it has its own website right here, and according to the CO…
…is now well into the process of getting a new face lift with the start of our major overhaul. We have much work to accomplish in the coming months, but it is an extreme pleasure to watch the crew work hand in hand with contract workers to make our ship even better. All departments have a comprehensive work package being completed and once finished PELELIU will continue to be the finest LHA afloat.
Two useful links for those interested in the Navy:
Official Navy fact file – current vessels only.
Warships 1 – current and historical, if a little patchy in places.
Oklahoma City (CL-91) was a Galveston-class cruiser (non-nuclear), commissioned in December 1944, redesignated CLG-5 in May 1957 and converted to a guided-missile cruiser between then and August 1960, then redesignated again in June 1975. She was decommissioned in December 1979 and sunk as a target of Guam in March 1999 (all from here).