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A Memorial Day Tribute

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A Memorial Day Tribute
Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, May 26, 2018 2:52 PM

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-World-War-II-San-Francisco-s-namesake-ship-12944969.php

 Fifteen ships were named in tribute of members of the crew of USS San Francisco.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, May 27, 2018 12:31 AM

I saw those bridge wings the last time I was at Golden Gate Park back in ‘97. They do indeed speak volumes that words alone can not quite convey. 

Take the time tomorrow to think a moment for those who gave their all for this country. They gave their tomorrows for our today’s. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, May 27, 2018 7:50 AM
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Posted by ManCityFan on Sunday, May 27, 2018 9:12 AM

GMorrison

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/In-World-War-II-San-Francisco-s-namesake-ship-12944969.php

 Fifteen ships were named in tribute of members of the crew of USS San Francisco.

 

Oddly enough, my wife and I just toured an escort destroyer named after one of those brave men.  The USS Slater is permanently docked on the Hudson River in Albany, NY, and has been restored through the efforts of private donations.  The Slater was commissioned in 1945, and did three convoy escorts in the North Atlantic, and then was assigned to the Pacific.  It was then loaned to the Greek navy, who returned it 40 years later.  Pictures before restoration show a rust-bucket.

Here a few a pictures I took during the tour:

 IMG_0802 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 IMG_0804 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Radio room with original equipment.  Ham operators are still able to use this equipment!

 IMG_0808 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Bofors 40mm AA gun

 IMG_0814 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

Depth charge

 IMG_0816 by Dwayne Munk, on Flickr

 

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.  We really appreciated the volunteer who gave the tour.  He did say the Slater was named after a sailor who died in battle, and your post helped me to connect with who that sailor was.  Thank you for the post!

Dwayne or Dman or just D.  All comments are welcome on my builds. 

 

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