U.S. Navy sailors go on strike

In the late 1950s or early 1960s a group of sailors at the San Diego Navy base went on strike (I forget why). The Navy quickly put a stop to the strike and gave all the strikers Undesirable discharges. I have been trying to get some information on the strike but have been unable to find anything on the internet. Can anyone cite a website that discusses the incident?

I served on active duty in the U.S, Navy from '56 to '79 and I don’t recall anything in San Diego. There were a couple of incidents in the '40’s involving black sailors though.

I can’t give you a cite, but I can tell you that the authorities involved would have put that strike down like a lit match under a boot–you don’t go “on strike” in the military.

“Strike” in the military could be equivalent to mutiny or sedition (depending on conditions) and would end up with your ass in jail for a lengthy term.

Tripler
Yeah, if my Airmen went on strike, I’d throw 'em in jail too. . .

Or death by lethal injection (or does the military still retain firing sqauds as an option?).

You’re sure it wasn’t near San Francisco during WWII?

From this column: Has there ever been a mutiny aboard a U.S. naval vessel?