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Battleship sailors

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by standerson, Oct 19, 2007.

  1. standerson

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    I am starting an AR build in conjunction with the 20th anniversary (2009) of the explosion on board the USS IOWA. We lost 47 brave souls that day and I want to do this in their memory.

    I am going to get it the lower engraved but I'm looking for ideas.

    Help me out. Give me some ideas.
     
  2. FastJuice

    FastJuice NozeBleedSpeed

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    Ships seal, or better known as crest, with the date.
     


  3. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I was shipmates with GMGCS Reginald Ziegler when he was a GMG1 on the USS Vogelgesang DD-862 in Newport, RI.

    May I suggest the gunner's mate crossed cannons?
     
  4. standerson

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    The crest is too "busy" We are thinking about breaking it down and using part of it.
     
  5. standerson

    standerson

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    Thanks for the idea.
     
  6. quaviet

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    I respect your post but there are other sailors that suffered a turret explosion, namely the Newport News. We were next to her with our tiny destroyer when a simular tragedy occured. I was only trying to suggest that there are other ships besides Battleships. IMHO
     
  7. standerson

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    I understand that there are other sailors who went through a turret explosion.

    I didn't serve on those ships, I served on the IOWA.
     
  8. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    I remember the 'News. I think that it lost its center barrel, turret two.

    Didn't the Iowa have its explosion in the center gun turret two, also?

    What can were you on?

    I was on DD-782 and DD-862.
     
  9. spober

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    LPH 12 Inchon"never more brightly"now that was a big old spam can!