US Navy 1970 - 1973 DP (Data Processor) 2nd Class

USS White Plaines - West Coast (1970 - 1972) - Computer programmer and data operations

COMMINEWARFARE Charleston, SC (1972 - 1973 - Data management and inventory of water mines along the coast of Vietnam

 

USS White Plaines (AFS-4)

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USS White Plaines (AFS4)
Supply Ship with 400 personnel. Providing food, goods, and fuel to ships at sea.
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USS White Plains in Subic Bay. Our main port over seas for resupplying our ship with goods.
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Loading Inventory
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IBM Key Punch Machine for maintainig inventory
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DP Johnson in our DP shop
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DP Gonzales in our DP shop
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At sea between work
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At sea
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DP crew goofing off
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Down time at sea between duty
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Fun times in our DP shop while at sea
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Many games of Risk and card games
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Me (Ken) in our DP shop
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I'm next to one million dollers as part of the payroll we provided to the fleet around Vietnam
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One of many visits to Hong Kong for R&R and pick up goods
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RR in Singapore. Took up a little snake handling.
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Me at Subic Bay
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Vertreps - Vertical replentishment at sea using one of our two helos
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Supplies to ships at sea
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Helo carrier
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Large carriers come along side and we send cargo over by lines
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Carrier close up
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Some rough seas repletishments
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Our ship preparing lines to transfer goods and fuel to a ship in the next pictures
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Supplying fuel, food and even payroll - no ATMs or debit cards in the late 60's and 70's
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Easy to get swept off ship
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Navy Roberts Shellback Card Front[1]
Crossing the equator by US Navy ship involves an initiation for sailors who experience it for the first time. They are called Pollywogs and become Shellbacks once completing the ceremony.
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Preparing to meet King Neptune's Court. Clothes on backwards and on our hands and knees
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Fire hose cut into pieces were whips to move everyone along.
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The long crawl through the tunnel filled with a week's worth of left-over food and garbage, machine grease, raw eggs and other slime items
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Plenty of whippings along the way
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No stopping even if losing your clothing.
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Everyone must be presented to the court with King Neptune residing. All are found guilty of being Pollywogs (Initial time passing through the equator)
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Into the box. Full of slime. Plenty of rougth jogging and bouncing from the forklift.
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Next...
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More beatings
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Mouth filled with raw unbroken eggs
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Time to kiss the baby's belly
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A mix of peanut butter, greese, and other fine smears
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You can't get away with a mouthfull
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Even the officers had the pleasure of the initiation
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More initiating activity
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Some additional pain before walking the steps to be pushed into a tank of green dye-marker
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More beating with the fire hoses
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Blowing the water out of the helo deck tie-down wells
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Cleaning up with the fire hoses on the fantail after the ceremony. While all looks horrific, it was all in fun. No fatalities - maybe a couple of bruises
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On deck at night in Hong Kong
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