Your memorial wasn't sure of the date so I thought I'd confirm it.Thank you for thinking so much of my dad and his Shipmates for putting a site like this together. I am a plank owner and served aboard the Strauss til late 1963.The investigations produced conflicting conclusions. The first investigation into the explosion, conducted by the U. Navy, concluded that one of the gun turret crew members, Clayton Hartwig, who died in the explosion, had deliberately caused it. Navy concluded that the evidence did not show that Hartwig was homosexual but that he was suicidal and had caused the explosion with either an electronic or chemical detonator. According to Ensign Dan Meyer, the officer in charge of the ship's Turret One, morale and operational readiness among the gun-turret crews suffered greatly.s Master Chief Fire Controlman, Stephen Skelley, and Gunnery Officer, Lieutenant Commander Kenneth Michael Costigan, persuaded Moosally to allow them to experiment with increasing the range of the main guns using "supercharged" powder bags and specially designed shells.
Starring Anthony Middleton of SAS: Who Dares Wins, the show presents a weather-battered expedition that’s knackering just to watch. The show is based on the famed Mutiny on the Bounty in 1789 - a real life story of a naval ship whose crew rebelled and cut Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal shipmates adrift in the middle of the South Pacific in one tiny boat. The crew members can barely sleep without being seasick, have absolutely no privacy, and are existing on tiny rations.
We take flights for granted nowadays, London’s airports offering us continent-hopping travel in a matter of hours.
For some thrill seekers, that’s clearly doesn't provide enough of a sense of adventure.
Sincerely, James Galbraithname: Bennett Charles L.email: [email protected] Date: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI served on the Strauss from 8 of 71 until jan of 75. I and the rest of "B" division did all we could to ensure the name would survive.
My CO's were Clarkin, Daniels, and Bennett But the officers i served under in those days were LTJG Edmunds and LTCMDR Eddingsfieldname: Don Campodonico aka "Campemail: [email protected]: Sunday, July 22, 2001Time: PMI'm looking for one of the old Joe Strauss ball caps.ones with Fleet Fox inscribed...anyone know where to get one?