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Old 01-11-2015, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Many of my good friends who have since retired worked at PNSY in Kittery Maine and they were the civilian government workers who performed refits there.........I have heard many a good story about their trips there. They have many fond memories.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:02 PM
 
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I jean a. Domingue sh1 usnavy was station at the old ardnadman hotel at the end of the pier form nov 1961 for three years till 1963. I remember getting there in the worst winter in that area for 60 years i was told.beside myself there was chief clayton bailey, bratina sh2 and deaner sh1, later on chief bailey left for the states and was relieved by skcm robert d. Pigg. His daughter went to school in dunoon and on page 94 of the book "the american years" it states she took some lashes and never shed a tear. As i arrived the protesters were very strong by the pier in front of the building however law enforcement from various sources was there also. My duty was to interview bands to play in the club. And keeping track of the club operation, the little resturant we opened, the bowling alley and in general the paperwork for the two bars, with happy hours and free drinks now and then. While in scotland i went hunting grouse in the highlands which i enjoyed very much. I had a policeman friend called "huey livingstone" that would come at the club on duty. One christmas him and i went to dunoon and gave out gifts at various places, i almost got bit by a dog. The navy exchange and commissary store was about a half block up the hill by the hotel space that we used daily. I did not work with that part of the complex for the three years that i was there. I left scotland with my wife shelvey jean and went to lakehurst, n.j. From there i made shc and went to vietnam on board the uss bon homme richard then on to the uss oriskiny and the retired 26 august 1968 and now live in wanchese, north carolina.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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The submarines that were refitted there had 2 Crews; one blue one gold. The 90+day-cycle would begin with one crew ending their patrol and the other crew meeting for the change of command. The relieved crew with then depart for the United States and the new crew would outfit the boat for the upcoming patrol with the stores load being one of the last evolutions prior to leaving on the mission...
The submarine tender itself could handle 2 boats port and 2 boats starboard and handled between 12 and 15 total refits per year.

Last edited by AGangSteve; 10-30-2015 at 06:02 PM.. Reason: Corrections
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Old 10-04-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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Hi...I was on USS LOS ALAMOS from time period 1970-1971 & lived in Dunoon. I was in the Navy 8 years and only stationed there for one year.
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Old 03-19-2017, 11:41 PM
 
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my dad was, late 70's cause my bro was born in 78 there.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Does the Royal Navy still base any ships in Holy Loch? The harbor looked empty.
was empty when I visited twice, but maybe now and then Ill have a look and get back to you..
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Hi...I was on USS LOS ALAMOS from time period 1970-1971 & lived in Dunoon. I was in the Navy 8 years and only stationed there for one year.
Did you visit the Locarno in Sauchiehall street then haha.
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Old 03-21-2017, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Old 03-21-2017, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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I was in the submarine service in the 60's. Diesel and nuclear but all fast attack, not boomers. I was based in New London CT most of the time and there were quite a few Scottish wife's from the Holy Lock area. Mainly sub tender crew wife's, not submarine sailor wives. Sub sailors were not in Holy Loch long enough (crew exchange) to meet a wife unless she was really on the hunt and he was foolish.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:02 AM
 
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Looking for a Navyman Lee Hines stationed at Dunoon in 1976
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