Do you have any pictures taken topside? the division at Quarters, topside enjoying a break. Two areas of a ship maintained by few and enjoyed by all are the mess decks and topside. The photo above is a group of first division marinating topside for others to enjoy.
Do you have pictures of the mess
decks? Perhaps one that show the mess decks decorated for one of the holidays
( Christmas, Thanksgiving or St. Patrick's Day). If you can help out please submit.
I figure there should be plenty of pictures out there that have the Rathburne alongside other ships.. If you have any pictures that show ships close alongside. Coming alongside or breaking away could you please submit with info of approx when and where it was taken. This picture above was submitted by Billy Townsend. it was taken at the securing of sea detail as Rathburne sets out on first deployment to join the USS Enterprise battle group.
Depending on when you served aboard
the ship used different break away songs. what song was used when you were
aboard. Please email me. Don't assume I know. this is a new issue that
just came up.
Not sure but told this next photo
was the on being sold in the ships store during decommissioning.
Don't know if it was just the sun or of the haze gray just got lighter. I think it got much lighter than that we used in the 70's. I hope to be able to offer ships pictures at a reasonable price. I have not found that connection yet.
Maybe on of the deck ape's can tell us what they painted the ships in the 80's or 90's.
I think the original paint of the 70's were lead base oil paints. I think in the late 70's or early 80's the paint was changed to epoxy base paint. Ant there were experiments with plastic paint. in 90'c a new corrosion control paint was developed but not sure what they called it.