When the well deck was empty we sometimes would fill it up and use it as a swimming pool When the well deck was empty, we sometimes would fill it up and use it as a swimming pool GMG3 'Bunny' Bundschuh Port side midship gun GMG3 'Bunny' Bundschuh Port side midship gun The USS Thomaston was armed with twin 3 inch 50 guns The USS Thomaston was armed with twin 3 inch 50 guns TN was used to identify the USS Thomaston Boats TN was used to identify the USS Thomaston Boats USS Thomaston flight deck and cranes at sunset in Subic Bay Philippines 1973 USS Thomaston flight deck and cranes at sunset in Subic Bay, Philippines 1973 Wing wall gun as viewed from the original flight deck area Wing wall gun as viewed from the original flight deck area Some amphibious craft could go underwater as they left the well deck. It was a good idea to close... Some amphibious craft could go underwater as they left the well deck. It was a good idea to close... Port bow gun (right) with GMG3 Lynn Luth wearing a headset Port bow gun (right) with GMG3 Lynn Luth wearing a headset There were originally eight twin 3 inch 50 guns on the Thomaston. The ones on the 'wing walls' were... There were originally eight twin 3 inch 50 guns on the Thomaston. The ones on the 'wing walls' were... It takes about an hour and a half to ballast the ship down until there's enough water in the docking... It takes about an hour and a half to ballast the ship down until there's enough water in the docking... Departing San Diego Departing San Diego Ballast tanks much like a submarine has were used to raise and lower the ship Ballast tanks much like a submarine has were used to raise and lower the ship The flight and well deck at sunset in the Philippines The flight and well deck at sunset in the Philippines 'Swim Call' was very popular and something that the crew looked forward to 'Swim Call' was very popular and something that the crew looked forward to The boats were ready to go at a moment's notice in case of situations like a 'man overboard' The boats were ready to go at a moment's notice in case of situations like a 'man overboard' The well deck would be above sea level and dry while at sea The well deck would be above sea level and dry while at sea The amount of equipment and supplies carried would vary from nearly empty to very full The amount of equipment and supplies carried would vary from nearly empty to very full Officers were formally piped aboard Officers were formally piped aboard Passing by Point Loma in San Diego Harbor Passing by Point Loma in San Diego Harbor USS Thomaston Ship Photos... USS Thomaston Ship Photos... First time in the water after launch at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th 1954 First time in the water after launch at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th, 1954 You could get pretty wet from the waves sometimes ! You could get pretty wet from the waves sometimes ! USS Thomaston LSD-28 Ship builders and officers at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th 1954 USS Thomaston LSD-28 Ship builders and officers at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th, 1954 Sliding into the water during launch at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th 1954 Sliding into the water during launch at Ingalls Ship Yard September 17th, 1954 The well deck in the fifties The well deck which is also know as a well dock or docking well was... The well deck in the fifties The well deck which is also know as a well dock or docking well was... Go to top of page Home About Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home | About | Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home About Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home | About | Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home About Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home | About | Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home About Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home | About | Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home About Copyright © ussthomaston.com Go to top of page Home | About | Copyright © ussthomaston.com
Next »
Advanced Search