Originally Posted by CMA1992
I believe the Deck guys got to "practice" with the "cub". Us snipes never really got to play her. I always wanted to use her for fishing but guess how that went over with the faculty!
Yea, that new paint looks great, much better. I never sailed on this one except for a "day on the Bay" cruise during fleet week. I sailed on the old "steamer"! I saw she was docked at the old Mare Island yard a few years ago. Do you know if she is still there? By the way, your boat looks great, better than new :-)
I was in that lucky class that got to sail on both, the steam turbine for my freshman year and the medium speed diesel my senior year.
This is all that is left of the steam turbine, sad, some great divisional artwork over the years on those bulkheads.
Remember the HAM radio room aft of the bridge on the steam Bear? My freshman year I was the only licensed HAM, so I ran a lot of phone patches.