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)

1972-0200-P8-26
1972-0200-P8-26

USS White Plaines (AFS4) Supply Ship with 400 personnel. Providing food, goods, and fuel to ships at sea.

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1972-0200-P8-14
1972-0200-P8-14
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1972-0500-P8-13
1972-0500-P8-13

USS White Plains in Subic Bay. Our main port over seas for resupplying our ship with goods.

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1972-0500-P8-10
1972-0500-P8-10

Loading Inventory

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1972-0300-P8-11
1972-0300-P8-11

IBM Key Punch Machine for maintainig inventory

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1972-0200-P8-36
1972-0200-P8-36

DP Johnson in our DP shop

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1972-0200-P7-14
1972-0200-P7-14

DP Gonzales in our DP shop

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1972-0500-Z4-06
1972-0500-Z4-06

At sea between work

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1972-0500-Z4-07
1972-0500-Z4-07

At sea

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1972-0500-Z4-17
1972-0500-Z4-17

DP crew goofing off

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1972-0200-P8-02
1972-0200-P8-02

Down time at sea between duty

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1972-0200-P8-35
1972-0200-P8-35

Fun times in our DP shop while at sea

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1972-0200-P3-13
1972-0200-P3-13

Many games of Risk and card games

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1972-0300-ZZ-19-Ken-InShip-
1972-0300-ZZ-19-Ken-InShip-

Me (Ken) in our DP shop

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1972-0500-06-P8-Ken-Holdinf
1972-0500-06-P8-Ken-Holdinf

I'm next to one million dollers as part of the payroll we provided to the fleet around Vietnam

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1972-0200-P3-20
1972-0200-P3-20

One of many visits to Hong Kong for R&R and pick up goods

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1972-0200-P3-15
1972-0200-P3-15

RR in Singapore. Took up a little snake handling.

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1972-0300-P6-10
1972-0300-P6-10

Me at Subic Bay

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1972-0200-P7-21
1972-0200-P7-21

Vertreps - Vertical replentishment at sea using one of our two helos

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1972-0200-P3-19
1972-0200-P3-19

Supplies to ships at sea

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1972-0200-P3-21
1972-0200-P3-21

Helo carrier

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1973-0800-A5-14
1973-0800-A5-14

Large carriers come along side and we send cargo over by lines

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1973-0800-A5-18
1973-0800-A5-18

Carrier close up

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1972-0300-P6-17
1972-0300-P6-17

Some rough seas repletishments

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1972-0300-P5-05
1972-0300-P5-05

Our ship preparing lines to transfer goods and fuel to a ship in the next pictures

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1972-0300-P6-15
1972-0300-P6-15

Supplying fuel, food and even payroll - no ATMs or debit cards in the late 60's and 70's

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1972-0300-P6-16
1972-0300-P6-16

Easy to get swept off ship

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1972-0300-P6-14
1972-0300-P6-14
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1972-0300-P5-09
1972-0300-P5-09
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1972-0300-P5-07
1972-0300-P5-07
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1972-0300-P5-08
1972-0300-P5-08
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1972-0300-P5-06
1972-0300-P5-06
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Navy Roberts Shellback Card Front[1]
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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1972-0200-EE-09A
1972-0200-EE-09A

Preparing to meet King Neptune's Court. Clothes on backwards and on our hands and knees

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1972-0200-EC-15
1972-0200-EC-15

Fire hose cut into pieces were whips to move everyone along.

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1972-0200-EE-13A
1972-0200-EE-13A

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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1972-0200-EQ-10
1972-0200-EQ-10

Plenty of whippings along the way

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1972-0200-EQ-05
1972-0200-EQ-05

No stopping even if losing your clothing.

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1972-0200-EC-12
1972-0200-EC-12

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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1972-0200-EQ-22
1972-0200-EQ-22

Into the box. Full of slime. Plenty of rougth jogging and bouncing from the forklift.

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1972-0200-EQ-01
1972-0200-EQ-01

Next...

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1972-0200-EQ-09
1972-0200-EQ-09

More beatings

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1972-0200-EQ-19
1972-0200-EQ-19

Mouth filled with raw unbroken eggs

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1972-0200-EQ-17
1972-0200-EQ-17

Time to kiss the baby's belly

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1972-0200-EQ-06
1972-0200-EQ-06

A mix of peanut butter, greese, and other fine smears

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1972-0200-EQ-07
1972-0200-EQ-07

You can't get away with a mouthfull

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1972-0200-EQ-08
1972-0200-EQ-08

Even the officers had the pleasure of the initiation

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1972-0200-EQ-16
1972-0200-EQ-16

More initiating activity

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1972-0200-EQ-18
1972-0200-EQ-18

Some additional pain before walking the steps to be pushed into a tank of green dye-marker

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1972-0200-EQ-20
1972-0200-EQ-20

More beating with the fire hoses

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1972-0200-EQ-21
1972-0200-EQ-21

Blowing the water out of the helo deck tie-down wells

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1972-0200-EQ-12
1972-0200-EQ-12

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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1970-1100-ZZ14
1970-1100-ZZ14

On deck at night in Hong Kong

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1972-0200-P8-26
1972-0200-P8-26
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Christian Music - Various Artists
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