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92) Stewart Hunter  Male
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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Sunday, April 6, 2014 03:01 PM Write a comment

USS RANGER (CV-61) Two deployments to Vietnam 1964-1966. Wonderful site. Go Navy!!
91) Thomas K.Murray  Male
Pooler GA
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Sunday, March 30, 2014 11:22 PM Write a comment

Great WEB site
Fantastic memory bank!
90) tom goss  Male
ellison bay wi
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Thursday, March 27, 2014 08:23 AM Write a comment

Thank you for all the work and maintenance to put this up and keep it going! Well Done!
89) Phil Smith  Male
San Diego
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Sunday, March 23, 2014 09:47 AM Write a comment

Great that you could put this all together. Thanks
88) Rick Smith  Male
Patrick, South Carolina
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Saturday, March 22, 2014 02:52 PM Write a comment

Found out about your site in my latest Tin Can Sailor newspaper. Great site. Thank You for your service Shipmate Slover. RIP. Thanks for continuing this treasure Jeff Jacobs.
87) Earl Adams  Male
Kalamazoo, MI
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Monday, February 17, 2014 06:40 PM Write a comment

Thanks again for this great Navy site. Many hours of viewing pleasure for all your old shipmates, including the toilet bomb!
86) Randy Coleman  Male
Boulder CO
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Sunday, February 9, 2014 04:22 PM Write a comment

(86) Greetings to all from an old destroyer sailor. I was an FT aboard the USS Uhlmann DD687 from 1961 thru 1964. For better or worse this experience influenced me for the all that has come to me since, mostly for the better.
85) Maria  Female
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Sunday, February 9, 2014 11:20 AM Write a comment

I have been to Normandy twice and I feel I'd need to see it again. There are good photos and information, very interesting website but there's something I need to see by myself, even after 70 years.
84) Alan R. Warren  Male
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 07:15 PM Write a comment

Thank you for maintaining this priceless website. I am 49 yrs. old,and I have been in marvel of the WW2 veterans since I was in the 4th grade. I have absorbed every piece of literature that Ive came across regarding the subject since then.Its hard for me to put into words,the respect and admiration I have for the greatest generation,I can say this,one of the things I look forward to when I leave this Earth,is the possibility of just getting to see and hear any of these heroes tell their tales of sacrifice. It doesnt matter to me if they peeled potatoes or if they were laying down lead on the front lines,all of them were heroes to me,they put themselves in harms way,to provide a future for the likes of me.They must never,ever be forgotten.Thank you again for providing this site for all to see and appreciate.
83) Tim Moore  Male
United States
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014 11:11 AM Write a comment

Thank you for the service to our country and keep up the good work!
82) Claire Capps  Female
United States
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Sunday, January 26, 2014 07:39 AM Write a comment

I did a quick search for a trig table while planning a lesson on the trig ratios and came across your page. I love the table you chose showing the compliments of sine and cosine. And I love that I can show my students and prove trig is needed!
81) Donald R. Young  Male
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Sunday, January 19, 2014 09:02 AM Write a comment

wonderful, entertaining site. Lots of memories here. I qualified in submarines over 50 years ago. I still remember the Black Angus in San Juan and the Starlight Club in Yokosuka. sigh!
80) Rich McGuire  Male
Dacusville SC
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014 09:40 PM Write a comment

Thanks for USN Chief SC license plate info. Glad to see that fee goes to support Patriots Point
79) Sally Walker Tate  Female
Hartwell, GA
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014 04:46 PM Write a comment

My dad, Lt. William Walker, told us the story of the night he and 7 others took boats ashore to blow up the train. Although he didn't talk about it much, I am honored to say he was my hero. We still laugh at my dad saying he was supposed to whistle like a whippoorwill to warn the men on shore, but his mouth was so dry he couldn't get the whistle to sound. My dad loved the Barb, Admiral Fluckey and all his submates.
78) Thomas Campisi  Male
Walkertown, NC
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Sunday, January 5, 2014 10:36 AM Write a comment

Just came across your web site thru Facebook. I am a retired Senior Chief Gunnersmate. Served from 66 to 86; Destroyer type ships.
77) ABE 3 Jim Gardner  Male
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Thursday, January 2, 2014 01:57 PM Write a comment

USS Ranger CVA-61 1974-77
NAS Chase Fld Beeville, Tx 1977-1979

Nice site!
76) Curt Kuhn "kuhndog"  Male
East Moline, IL
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:07 AM Write a comment

GMC (SW) USN ret 1985-2007

Served onboard
USS Glover (FF-1098)
USS Truett (FF-1095)
USS Josephus Daniels (CG-27)
USS Anzio (CG-68)
USS Milius (DDG-69)
75) Frank Petry  Male
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013 08:03 PM Write a comment

Thank you sir for the outstanding collection of Pacific WW2 photos, all reproduced to the finest clarity possible. Many I have never seen before, so a really special treat for me. My father fought in the Pacific at the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and Okinawa, Army Coast Artillery, so the pics have special place in my heart.


Frank Petry
74) Robert Bailey, USMC (Ret)  Male
Manchester, Georgia
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Saturday, November 23, 2013 06:01 AM Write a comment

(74) Thank you Gene Slover...when I find web sites, like yours........I remember some of the best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.....strong winds and fair seas...Bob
73) AnnMarie Hale Kureczka  Female
Wethersfield, CT
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Sunday, November 17, 2013 10:56 AM Write a comment

My father served in the South Pacific during WWII. He lost his younger brother, Robert Hale, during the battle of Savo Island on the USS Quincy. His body was never found. I was born in 1956 so I never got to meet him but he was loved and missed by our family.

Thank you for remembering those lost.

Marianne Mihalyo Wednesday, December 25, 2013 09:59 PM
I read your post. My father served on the USS ELLET which also fought in the Battle of Savo Island and picked up survivors of the USS Quincy. We have a connection. We take care of the Iwo Jima Memorial in Newington. We would like to meet you or have you visit the monument. Thanks, Marianne Mihalyo
72) Joe diaz  Male
United States
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Thursday, November 7, 2013 11:44 AM Write a comment

Thank You for this site. The Bob Hope video brought me to tears. I served in 'Nam, '65-'66 on board the USS Hawkins, DD-873. I also, served on the USS Saratoga CV-60,among other duty stations. I am proud to have served.
71) Bernhard Karoly JR.  Male
United States
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 05:58 PM Write a comment

Great site haven't had time to really check it out, will soon. Served on USS Philip (DD-498) USS Park County (LST-1077) USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) and retired off of the USS Glover (AGDE AGFF-1 FF-1098).
70) Jay Weaver  Male
United States
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Saturday, October 26, 2013 07:24 AM Write a comment

Enlisted 8/20/1958. Boot camp Great Lakes Naval Training Center. ET "A" School Great Lakes graduated 7/1959. Reported on board USS Forrestal CVA 59 8/1959, in Norfolk, Va. Ships Company OE Division. WesEx Cruise 11/1959; Med Cruise 1/1960 to 8/1960; Med Cruise 1/1961 to 8/1961. Guantanamo Bay ORI Cruise 1/1962 to 3/1962. 6/1962 separated from active duty to inactive reserves.
69) Cuyler F. Heath, III  Male
Sneads Ferry, NC
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 12:04 PM Write a comment

Nice site, will check back often. Served in USN from Jan 69 to Sept 98. From DCFA to CWO4. Ships: USS Bordelon (DD881), USS Cory (DD817), USS Simon Lake (AS33), USS Newport (LST1179), USS Nashville (LPD13), USS Mount Whitney (LCC20). Ashore: N&MCRC Little Creek, NDCTC Philadelphia, Naval Safety Center, Beach Group Two Staff.
68) Stephen L. Heald  Male
Wiscasset, Maine, USA
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:28 AM Write a comment

Hello All,
What a great site.
Thank You.
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August 21, 2012 - 07:35 PM Jim Linsley
  FT2 USS Bremerton (CA-130). Now I am retired on a small 70 acre cattle ranch near Mount Shasta, CA (45 miles south of Oregon right off Interstate 5). Great WEB site. Thanks for all your work.
August 10, 2012 - 06:57 PM Dan
  I attended the ceremony of honor for the USS Quincy CA39 in Quincy, Ma. on 08/09/2012. It was honor to be in attendance and hear Mr. Don Galvin's reading of the names of the lost sailors of 70 years ago. Although not a veteran myself my father served in the pacific theater during World War II. He has passed on so I try to attend any ceremony honoring WWII and especially those pertaining to the pacific theater. Many brave Americans accepted the challenge and served with honor and pride. Thank you to all veterans for your service. May God bless you all.
August 07, 2012 - 03:49 PM Edward Murphy, Naval Enthusiast, Central Coast California
  Wonderful site...I appreciate your worl
July 31, 2012 - 07:08 AM Jackie Heard (retired NASA aerospace contractor)
  Gene, My father was commanding officer number 8 of the USS Clamagore. I went to a reunion in 2008 and met some very fine men who were aboard when my father was. As you know, she is a museum boat at Patriots Point under threat of becoming a reef due to lack of funds for repairs. Patriots Point borrowed a large sum of money from the state to repair the Laffey and additional funds are not likely to be loaned. Therefor, private funds are being raised lead by the efforts of the Clamagore Veterans Association. I thank you for taking the time and effort to put the information about the Clamagore on your website. Without fine folks like you, this effort will not be successful. Yea!!! Jackie
July 24, 2012 - 01:36 PM glenn dunham, redlands, ca
  enjoyed the history of the balloon bombing of oregon along with the sub launching of the japanese a/c called the glen.
July 13, 2012 - 10:26 AM Craig Buzan, Manassas Virginia USA
  Fabulous web site! I can't believe all the info collected in one place! (my personal interest is in the ships and with Naval Artillery.) Thanks for putting all this on the web!
July 12, 2012 - 01:40 PM Herb Fahr, USS Missouri BB-63 Association
  Gene, Love your site. Great job. One comment on your Panama Canal segment. Date could not have been 57-58 as indicated. The ship was in moth balls at that time. Could have been 1954, the last time she went through the canal before decommissioning in 1955. Herb Past President Corresponding Secretary Thanks, Herb.....we fixed the page. Gene
June 20, 2012 - 02:57 PM Scott Gowell / Battle Creek, MI. / Defense Logistics Agency
  Very interesting website, helped me ID some old gun parts. Glad this information is out there so youger generations can see what a true "war machine" we once were.
June 12, 2012 - 09:05 AM LCDR Greg Edman, USN (Ret)
  Was OIC of Midway from July 1990 - July 1991. There for the 50th anniversary of initial attack on Pearl Harbor and Midway and the Battle of Midway. NBC came out to do a documentary for the Islands 50 years later. They got caught up with the many 'goonie birds' and history kind of fell by the wayside. USS Kitty Hawk and USS Midway used us as a target of opportunity for mock attacks - neat to see F-4s and F-14s buzzing the island as well as helos making pick-ups of 'shot-down' aviators blowing flares. Had a chartered Lockheed L-1011 land with a bunch of Marines heading for Okinawa - what a big plane sitting on such a small island tarmac. Passed the US Navy Memorial (Washington DC) the other day and noted a wreath in front of the 'Lone Sailor' - 70 years of remembering 'The Battle of Midway' - wish I had been there for the dedication instead of working.
June 08, 2012 - 03:01 PM Andy from France
  Every year I remember what the boys did on 6 June 1944. I have found this web site and look at all the pictures with a great emotion. Thank for this work of memory. Andy from FRANCE.
June 04, 2012 - 02:21 PM Diana, Midwest
  This website is truly an amazing contribution to the world. Thank you so much.
May 31, 2012 - 02:29 PM USA
  Gene, your web site is wonderful! The scope and depth is amazing. I've spent a lot of time browsing the many topics on it's pages. You offer us all a Naval master's degree! Tim Hughes Broken Arrow, OK
May 13, 2012 - 01:01 PM Peter O'Hara US Army Benet Laboratories Retired
  Great site but I can't seem to download the pages on Wire Wrapped Guns.
May 05, 2012 - 07:45 AM david elcess mscm ret
  was part of commissioning crew 1985-87 while on board was tasked with putting together a navy cook book using the navy receipe service had been retired for 7.5 yr and was asked to return too active service was a great experience.
May 03, 2012 - 11:19 AM Diane Ortiz
  I love your website. Thanks a ton.
May 01, 2012 - 01:46 PM Donald Holland, Jr. (Retired Army helicopter pilot)
  Great site, I borrowed one of your links for a posting on Warship Projects Discussion board. You may like some of the other links I have posted there as well. Fair winds and Following Seas.... Wouldn't let me post a link here...
May 01, 2012 - 12:19 PM Micheal A. Moore, Hazelwood, MO
  Thanks Gene, great site. I served 66 - 72, with my 1st WESPAC in 68. I did 3 aboard the USS Henry B. Wilson DDG-7. I was a MK 68 GFCS tech, FTG1 when I got out in 72. It was a great little system. Love WESPAC. Retired in 2002 as a LCDR. Enjoyed your work.
May 01, 2012 - 12:29 AM David S. Christian, LCDR USN, Ret.
  Very nice job. will return to visit again.
April 30, 2012 - 01:09 PM Michael A Brueckmann, FTG2, USS Kilauea AE26, 1968-70
  as the curator of the Jefferson Barracks Ordnance Depot in St. Louis,(a museum) I am constantly searching for info on the interesting stuff that "shows up" on our doorstep, your website is invaluable to me. I used to operate a MK 56 mod 39 GFCS, and when I tell folks about the electro mechanical computer that integrated by means of 2 rotating discs separated by a small steel ball, well, they just don't understand, now I have somewhere to send them for explanation
April 25, 2012 - 12:01 AM Teambuilding
  Really impressed! Everything is very open and very clear explanation of issues. It contains truly information. Your website is very useful. Thanks for sharing.
April 19, 2012 - 06:19 PM Jill A. Johnson
  Thanks for sharing the great pictures from the Pacific in WW2!
April 09, 2012 - 10:15 AM Thomas Sutherland, Glen Rock, PA
  Mr. Slover, Every time I visit your site I am more amazed at the amount of content that you offer! Thanks so much for the time and effort that you put into your labor of love!
April 08, 2012 - 02:03 PM Bruce A. Carnal
  Nice compendium of pubs. Very good info source for those of us doing unexploded ordnance (UXO) work. Thanks, Bruce.
April 03, 2012 - 11:17 AM Jack M. Menke
  Thank you for your website!!!
April 03, 2012 - 07:21 AM Jack Brady, FT2, USS Radford DDE446
  Gene, Thanks for all the great pages.
March 21, 2012 - 02:32 PM Angela, GA
  Thank You so much, I found your site to be so informative…if only they would teach just a portion of it in our schools. I will continue to visit as I truly appreciate and enjoy the awesome history it contains. Regards angela In memory of: Sgt. Brice Utt, USMC Pacific Theater 1943-46
March 15, 2012 - 10:22 AM Greg Dogwill - Sacramento, CA
  Just came across your site while having my morning coffee. Looks like I'm going to have to pull out the 40-cup coffee maker and spend the day here! Excellent Site.
March 09, 2012 - 08:17 PM William campeau Connecticut
  Thank you my dad was 18 years old and also on the USS Quincy. He too was one of the few whom lived. He never wanted to talk about it .
March 08, 2012 - 06:42 AM Luis Rodriguez
  Great People and Great Nation. Article about fire computing system show us the power and creative mind of Americans. I'm strongly interested in Mechanical Computing would you please direct me to the right web sites? Internet is a huge info ocean but big part is garbage. Thank you and God save America!
March 05, 2012 - 12:11 PM Edward Thomas Rieth, Northern California, Unity Publishing
  Gentlemen, Thank you for the time spent keeping improtant historic and significant events that should be of value to ever living American> God Bless, Edward Thomas Rieth Disabled Veteran, American Patriot
March 05, 2012 - 07:20 AM Richard Schwartz, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Home Port Alliance for Battle
  Gene, I'm a volunteer on BB62 doing restoration and maintenance and occasional docenting. My shipmates and I use your site as a reference quite often. Personally, I find it to be invaluable when learning about mechanisms and procedures for fire control, turret operation and gunnery. Can't thank you enough for this collection. Well done.
March 01, 2012 - 05:12 PM Earl Osborn, OMC(SW), USN (Ret)
  Outstanding collection of information, stories, photos, and other interesting suff. Great job! Thanks for posting and making it all available! As a retired Chief, it is a great resource to show my grandkids things.
February 29, 2012 - 09:19 PM Paul Chastain,FCCS(SW),USN Retired
  Hello Gene on the below web site link; There is a picture of the USS Peary DD-226, the Director with Rangefinder is of course above the bridge and has a weather covering over it. Could you tell me the Mk and name of the Director/Fire Control System and was there a actual Plotting room below decks or was all the Fire Control Equipment topside? I have read the Book "South to Java" which depicts the Balikpapan and Badoeng Strait and Java Battles, it is truly unbeleavable what those Clemson 1200 ton Tin Cans endured. Best Regards Paul
February 13, 2012 - 05:17 PM Ray Vanderhulst
  Great site. I plan to revisit often. My intersest is ship modeling, mainly WWII and you certainly have a lot of valuable info. Thanks for your work. Ray Vanderhulst Bloomingdale, Illinois
February 12, 2012 - 11:55 AM Ed Whitehead
  Great site Gene. Very comprehensive, interesting, and informative. I know how much effort this takes. Thank you for all your hard work. I enjoy your site. Keep it up. ;-) - Ed
February 08, 2012 - 04:22 PM Jerry Johnson Member of the USS Battleship Assoc.
  Thanks for the BB55 video. I'm a former crewmember of the USS North Carolina. Jerry Johnson RDM 3/c "Which is for radarman in CIC".
February 04, 2012 - 12:39 AM Marianne, Connecticut
  If anyone has served aboard the USS Ellet DD-398, please contact me. My father was on that destroyer ship. I would like to gather all stories and information about it. Can we get a group together of children whose father's served on the Ellet or who are children of men who were rescued by it? It rescued men from the USS Quincy. I started a Facebook page for the USS Ellet (DD 398). Thank You.
February 04, 2012 - 12:32 AM Marianne from Connecticut, Support Our Survivors of Iwo Jima
  Thank you for putting together this most interesting website. I will put a link to it on my US Navy page. Thank you for your brave service to our country.
January 30, 2012 - 03:19 PM Christopher Dibbell
  Served as FTG2 aboard Uss Desoto County LST-1171 and USS Gurke DD783 before escaping into aviation. I'm looking for OP1303, US Navy Synchros, Servos and Gyros.
January 24, 2012 - 07:16 AM William Coyle
  Excelent site hace recommended it to others. Thank You
January 08, 2012 - 12:09 PM Carlton Currie
  Really enjoy your site. Thanks for doing it. I served aboard the Richard B. Anderson DD-786, a Gearing class destroyer and have much of interest here.
January 07, 2012 - 08:59 AM Pascal HERVET - France - CAD Instructor freelance
  What a terrific website ! Good job, very interesting. I planned to create my own, when I will got a time, its subject is about Mulberry harbour in Normandy. I would like to build in virtual 3d, the both harbours and them conponents (liberty ship, LST, LCT, LCVP and so one...) Thank to share, informations about manual they help me to understand some part of equipement of ship. When I will finish some of parts, I will send you. Bye, keep going and Happy New Year
December 29, 2011 - 08:43 AM Chuck Geiter Jr, Lancaster, PA, VVA/AVVA Chapter 1008
  Mr. Slover, Another excellent and well put together article. I Thank You for all the Dedication, Time and Efforts that you put into your work. We all appreciate it very much! A Fellow Brother and Shipmate ~ Vietnam Vet ~, Chuck Geiter RM3, USN, '64-'68
December 24, 2011 - 11:13 PM John Beal, FTG2-P2, from USS Bradford-DD 545
  Hi Gene. What a marvelous site you have created. I was on the Bradford out of San Diego, and we may have steamed together on a tour or two to Westpac. But we were sailors then, and young, right? Reply if I'm right. Got a story for you. Yours- John Beal
December 21, 2011 - 09:59 PM Tom Diener, Wake Forest, NC , Member LST 325 blue crew
  Found your 40mm items very informative as the LST 325 has 2 twin and 4 single mounts plus the mk14 directors.
December 16, 2011 - 04:51 PM T.K.Murray former FTB2(SS)
  WOW! Fantastic Sight! Just found you and was blown out of the water by the stories, and information.
December 14, 2011 - 02:34 PM John Cowan
  Gene, thank you so much for making these documents available. I was in the Navy on a sub. My father was in the army field artillery. I am an amateur gunsmith and I build and modify my own guns. These documents help my understanding about guns so much. I appreciate your efforts.
December 09, 2011 - 10:22 AM Alejandro Morales valparaiso Chile
  Lo felicito por la iniciativa de haber hecho este sitio , me sirve mucho para mi actividad de modelista naval. atte. Alejandro Morales
December 01, 2011 - 07:34 PM Robert Martin - USAF Veteran - Viet Nam ERA
  My Son & I got to tour the USS Cassian Young just a few years ago, at the Boston Navy Yard. That really stirred memories of different books I've read about the Navy's role in combat on the high seas. It was almost spooky to be on board a war ship that old, with her combat history from so long ago.
November 29, 2011 - 10:53 AM Catherine Ratzlaff Bunch, Ingalls ShipbuildingTraining Dept., Pascagou
  Enjoyed the web site, was looking for an easy way to explain reduction gears to new shipbuilding apprentices when I came across it. Lots of good info and pics. Thank you Gene and thanks for your past service. Sincerely; Catherine Ratzlaff Bunch USN Retired
November 24, 2011 - 08:53 PM Katherine Bowermaster
  Just found your site, have been researching information on the Air Craft Carrier USS Casson Bay. My grandfather was on this carrier. He left New York Harbor to Casablanca. We just lost him last year and he has worked on our family tree for 30 plus years. So I'm continuing on with this. I'm a huge History Buff especially military history. Trying to find pictures etc.. on it. I really like this site. If you have anything specific on this carrier that you could direct me to that would be great....Thanks so much for your dedication and time that you have put into this. I just means alot to me to see someone try to continue to preserve our history.
November 21, 2011 - 10:17 AM george miller ftg1 benham dd796, macdonough dlg8,yellowstone ad27
  really nice site, I appreciate your hard workBF8
November 02, 2011 - 02:39 PM Robert Marble TMCS(SS) USN (Ret)
  Hello Gene: I've been recommending your website to all my submarine shipmates for years and they have found answers to all sorts of questions. I have a few questions for you....... What is the OP for the Mark 15 Mod 3 torpedo, and where can I locate it online? Do you have access to a copy of OrdAlt 1654 (use of clear water in oil tanks of Mk 14 and Mk 15 torpedoes after being treated with colloidal graphite) How did submarine torpedo men rotate the MK 14 torpedo propellors 100 turns during their weekly maintenance routines? What modifications were made to MK 15 Mod 3 torpedoes when loaded on board the after tubes on submarines? None of my present torpedoman mates can provide answers. Respectfully, Robert Marble (AKA- BUBBLEHEAD BOB
October 23, 2011 - 01:15 PM Harry R Baxter, Honey Brook, PA 19344
  Served on the AFDL47 in Guantonamo Bay 1957-1958 and was aboard to bring it back to General Dymanics in Groton, CN, where it was leased to help to service atomic submarines. As far as I know she is still there.
October 18, 2011 - 12:11 PM David Farmer / Father-- Nolan Farmer U.S.S Tarawa CVA 40
  My father was in the engine room from 1953 until 1956. He still lives in Huntsville Alabama.
October 17, 2011 - 11:13 AM james Switzer,FTGC(FCC),USN,Ret
  A very good site to explain to others what Fire Control is all about.
October 02, 2011 - 12:05 PM Rob Langford
  I hope this site can answer many of my questions.
August 08, 2011 - 01:59 PM George Nass
  Beautiful web site.
August 01, 2011 - 06:17 AM Keith Plymale, history student in college and self taught
  Mr. Slover, Ported here from the NavWeaps site. First thank you for your service to the country. Second awesome site, and I have an indirect conection to the history here. My mother was a Howell from Virginia and the torpedo by that name was developed by a distant relative of mine. Regards, Keith
July 07, 2011 - 02:28 AM USS Macon Veteran's Association, INC
  Dues are $20.00 a year. Send to William F. Hossler, Treasurer, 28 Mill Valley Rd., Pittsford, NY 14534-3904
June 09, 2011 - 03:18 AM George J. Greech
  Best USN website I have found. Thank you for exposure of fire control technicians; probably the least known and under appreciated rating in the Navy. I served as FTG2 aboard USS Shangri-La (CVA-38), 2/62 to 11/63. Fox Div was best group of guys I ever met. Every FT in the Div knew his job and knew it and performed very well. Best thing about that group ... when one guy had a problem, we all had a problem. Of all the sailors who fought in naval battles and anti-aircraft battles, do you suppose, do not know how many of them lived through those fights because the FT's and FC's were such a dedicated group. They are the fighting arm of the navy.
June 05, 2011 - 08:39 AM Jeff Patterson
  I came across your page and love it. I'm former Air Force, but have worked at CFA Yokosuka, Japan for the past 14 years and have a lot of Navy friends. I've been turning them on to your site. GREAT! GREAT! GREAT! To much information and to many videos to take in, during one visit. Thanks for your hard work! Jeff
May 29, 2011 - 09:54 PM David Resch, RMCM,USN, Ret,,Colusa, California
  You have a great website. I was very interested to see that the USS Little Rock CG-92 was on your list of duty stations.. I am a plank owner on the recomissioned USS Little Rock, CLG-4. I served from 1960 to 1962..We put her into comission out of Philadelphia. I was on the precom crew stationed in Newport R.I. for almost six months... Thank you again for a very informative and instructive website..
May 22, 2011 - 04:50 PM Michael Smith
  Gene, you are doing a wonderful service to us all by providing these pages. The history and technical information they provide are fascinating, and appreciated. Thank you.
May 18, 2011 - 01:48 AM Will Cover, Michigan , GLAS -Great Lakes Attack Squadron, Model warsh
  FC2 1982-92 USS CARON DD970 USS Cape Cod AD43
May 16, 2011 - 03:49 PM Max Crow, El Paso, TX, USS Whitehurst DE-634 Assn.
  Being a webmaster myself, I know a great website when I see one. Yours is very impressive. My own site is now linked to it. Bravo Zulu to you Gene. Job well done. Fellow Texan, Navy vet, and Fire control Tech... max crow
May 16, 2011 - 02:24 PM Art Hebert, with the USS BOSTON Shipmates
  Terrific site, Gene. FYI, I was an FTM2.
May 15, 2011 - 12:50 PM Hassan
  Yeah...this site rocks!
May 15, 2011 - 12:50 PM Tom Gerds
  Verry cool homepage!
May 14, 2011 - 11:15 PM Walt Stanczyc, Upton, ME, USS Iwo Jima Shipmates
  Greetings, Great site. Hope you can include a new page for reunion postings in the future. Regards, Walt Stanczyc AGC USN RET.
May 05, 2011 - 02:26 PM Myles Marcovitch
  I'm in the process of building a super-detailed 1/350th scale Missouri. I built the same model 26 years ago and my grandson and I are doing it again. I've visited several WWII BBs including Alabama, Texas and New Jersey. I just took the grandsons to the Big J in April. Your site is spectacular and the 16" Turret manuals are a gold mine. Keep up the good work!
April 22, 2011 - 11:43 AM Barry Myrick
  Fantastic website; just added it to my "favorite" list. I served on the Newport News CA-148 late 60's eaarly 70's bravo zulu for your efforts "fair winds and following seas"
April 20, 2011 - 05:23 PM adam
March 09, 2011 - 01:21 AM Chuck Thornton/ Athens, GA
  Thank you for all the hard work you've done to make such a great website! The history and information preserved here is amazing. God Bless! Chuck
March 08, 2011 - 01:23 AM Patrick Lewis Van ness
  Thank you for the effort that you have put into this website. It is truly a rich resource for all who are interested in naval history.
March 02, 2011 - 04:12 PM Joel Guerreiro % Lisbon & NavalRocha ShipYard
  "We can´t run from the wind, we just keep the sails, and keep going..." God Bless us All
February 23, 2011 - 05:52 PM Gordon McPheter
  I have a few Navy links on my website, but your site is something to behold. I am linking over to your site. Thanks for all the hard work you have done. Captain Gordon McPheter USNR Retired
February 21, 2011 - 03:13 AM David Carlson, Fort Worth, Texas,
  Great pages. I wish I would have seen them before I went to Hawai'i last week. Wonderful information.
February 17, 2011 - 01:05 AM Duncan Munro
  Great site! Many thanks!
January 26, 2011 - 02:47 AM Dave Waggoner, SCPO, USN-RET
  Very nice website. I look forward to keeping up with it. Thanks for all the work you did on it.
January 24, 2011 - 04:01 PM Chuck Geiter, Lancaster, PA, VVA/AVVA Chapter 1008
  Gene, Excellent info you have put together in your US Navy Pages. I can only imagine how time consuming it was to put all this fantastic info together. Then having to stucture and type your files in an orderly and understandable format. A Snappy Heel Clicking Salute to You Sir, Thank You! Keep up the excellent work you do, Take Care and GOD Bless. Chuck Geiter
January 12, 2011 - 03:54 PM Paul C Covel,USNR,GMG2, USS San Marcos LSD 25
  Great source of information, but short on the "gator Navy". We were really part of the Navy regardless of what the Big Boys think.
January 05, 2011 - 04:20 PM Wade Nelson & David Millman
  Hey, really enjoyed your website. Dave and I are both engineers and really had NO idea of the equipment involved in fire control radars, torpedo aiming, etc. Dave recently sent me a new book about Guadalcanal which spurred my interest in such equipment. My father helped design the proximity fuzes for the 5" shells which were, I believe, first fired from the Helena. I would imagine proximity shells fired by a Mark 56 radar directed cannon would have been pretty deadly to Japanese pilots. Your site was just a treasure trove of information, thank you SO MUCH for posting it all. Makes history come alive.
January 04, 2011 - 05:11 PM Myron A White Jr
  A freind of mine forwarded your stie to me. I really enjoyed the page paying tribute to the Tokyo Raiders at Wright Field last April 2010. I was in the USAF from 1956 to 1969. I finished my basic multi-engine pilot traing at Reese AFB in August of 1957.That training was in TB-25s.After graduation I was assigned to Base ops and my flight duties were to fly the older B-25s to Davis Montham AFB to be scrapped.The USAF was going all jet in their training and the B-25 was of no use to them any longer.I'm sure glad to see the few that survived. Myron"Mike"White
December 23, 2010 - 05:41 PM Charles \
  After I was dicharged from WWll - I left the service for awhile and then called back in during the Korean war in which I boarded the WASP in 1951 until 1955 - I spent my whole navy service in the south Pacific - I have been looking for buddies in which i served with during my time aboard the STINGER - TOM fRANCISCONI - if you're out there TOM answer please . . . GREAT SHIP
December 23, 2010 - 02:46 PM LCDR Glenn Smith
  Gene: Fabulous web site! Never have I seen such a collection in one place!
December 21, 2010 - 06:00 PM Ron MacKay, Jr.
  Sir: Your website is astounding. I commend you for your extraordinary dedication. I wish to correspond with you via email, however, my PC is unable to access your email link. I am the Historian for the USS LSM-LSMR Association, and among many history research items, I am seeking data/photos/drawings on the 4.2" Mortars utilized on the latter so-called "Ultimate" LSM(R) amphibious rocket ships from late 1945 and beyond, i.e., LSM(R)-401, etc. Best regards, Ron MacKay, Jr.
December 18, 2010 - 07:37 PM Debbie DiFulvio/Clifton K Middleton
  Hello, great website, thank you. We are doing research on a relative KIA in Philippines Feb 16 1945; Benjamin H Middleton, Seaman 1st class; LCT 729; any photos, info, crew list or crew photo would be greatly appreciated This is an amazing website!
December 14, 2010 - 07:54 PM Jacob W. Keen RMC USNRETD located in Arcadia, Florida
  Hello Gene, enjoying your pages, will give you a rundown on my military history after the holidays. Hope you have a great holiday. Jacob
December 14, 2010 - 03:05 AM Rich Pietrantoni/FCCM/ Retired
  Great site! Great memories.
December 14, 2010 - 01:18 AM Earl Osborn, OMC(SW), USN (Ret)
  Outstanding website! Thanks for all of your hard work at putting this together. It is a great reference and historical archive. A lot in her that I have and have not seen. Thanks again, Earl
December 07, 2010 - 06:40 AM Larry Stolzenburg Bellingham, Wa. 98226 None
  Very interesting and informative site. I spent hours reading and enjoying videos.
November 16, 2010 - 05:55 PM Neil Collins
  Very nice. Way more time than I can ever imagine.
November 05, 2010 - 10:49 PM NCCS (Retired) Michael A. Vaughn, Lincoln, NE
  Outstanding page! I have been enjoying many of the video's. Thanks for your efforts.
November 04, 2010 - 10:33 PM Tom Reinert GMCS (SW) USN Reitred
  Great web site, I enjoyed seeing the old GMM rate training manuals.
October 27, 2010 - 09:07 PM Dahlgren History Project
  Gene, I would like to get the two Dahlgren Rail Gun videos for the Dahlgren History Project. We are in the early stages of forming a museum here at Dahlgren. A Dahlgren heritage Foundation has been incorporated and efforts underway to seek not-for-profit status. At this stage we show films like this at Foundation meetings to keep the energy up. Wayne Harman
October 25, 2010 - 11:54 PM Larry Mantta ENCS(SS), USN, Ret
  Informative website! U.S.S. Ault (DD-698) U.S.S. Trutta (SS-421) Qual Boat U.S.S. Mackerel (SST-1) U.S.S. Grenadier (SS-525) U.S.S. Fulton (AS-11) Fleet Diesel Inspector U.S.S. Piedmont (AD-17) Fleet Diesel Inspector
October 24, 2010 - 08:46 PM Jerry Castner, Indiana,
  A shell collector and about anything military.
October 24, 2010 - 06:43 PM USN Prior Service
  Thanks for this.. it is very helpful and is useful to show "civies" the different rates without getting them too confused. Appreciate it.. ~Bravo Zulu~
October 23, 2010 - 08:53 PM Vyacheslav, Russia
  Very interesting site! Thanks for all the work! (translated from Russian)
October 21, 2010 - 04:01 PM Brian Terhorst
  Thanks from one FC to another. I was Mk 86 Work Center Sup on the commisioning crew of USS Mobile Bay (CG 53). Great site.
October 10, 2010 - 08:22 PM Chuck Geiter, Lancaster, PA VVA/AVVA Chapter 1008
  Gene, an excellent piece of work on the MOH Ceremony! I salute and commend you on the remarkable work you do. You, with your very strong dedication and determination, leave no Warrior without being recognized for their service to our Country. You are a Hero yourself, Gene, especially giving respect to all Troops of our Armed Forces of the United States of America. Including our great Allies who stood by America's side all the way through wartime crisises. Thank You, Mr. Slover, you are an Honor and Pleasure to know! You can actually make an `Ole Salt's day a little brighter. GOD BLESS!!! Chuck Geiter, USN, RM3, `64 ~ `68
October 04, 2010 - 10:23 PM Tony Fernandez
  Quite a number of things caught my eye, especially the 1915 USN video clip. This site merits return viewing for other items of interest.
October 04, 2010 - 04:50 PM Jim Brizendine / Golborne Cheshire England / Just Me
  This is great, I grew up on the base at Dahlgren Va. and the training video shows a picture of someone who could be my father. I can't tell from the footage as it is a profile shot but great memories. He passed away when I was 11. Do you have the names of the guys in and around the Akien Calculator. I know that my father help build the Mark 4 version. I was born in Fredericksburg in 1957 and lived in boomtown until my father took a job with Kodak. Then returned to Dahlgren in 1972 and my mother went back to work on the base. They both lived on the base from the forties. Super site
October 03, 2010 - 05:49 PM Harold W. Syfrett, Jr. Ladson, SC individual
  I was just told about your site and am fascinated and amazed at the wealth of information here. Thank you for all the work you have done. I am sure I will return often.
September 15, 2010 - 03:31 PM Axel Schilling
  What a great site! Outstanding! Axel Schilling Cdr German Navy
September 12, 2010 - 07:21 PM Herb Osburn
  I am still trying to navigate your pages. It looks like a very good site, once I learn how to use them. I will send pics of three generations of Osburns that have served in the Navy. Old pic of the USS Barricuda, service record of my grandad, and pics of each of us in our uniforms. Might be something to add to your collection.
September 09, 2010 - 04:28 PM Michael Cook
  This is an outstanding site. All the history that is provided is overwhelming. I thank you for the sacrifices you and all the other made. It is never far from my mind. Thank you for the historical significance and anthology you provided of those times. Sincerely, Michael D. Cook, Retired YN1(SW) USN
September 07, 2010 - 05:19 AM Bob Kerstetter
  Thanks for providing these these. Great website.
August 31, 2010 - 07:15 PM Carl Roberts
  I have come across a NAVY pub giving the Ballistic Coefficient for a projectile. I beleive it was 16" 2700#,MV2700, "BCof 8 vs ARMY G6 model. It said all data was based on this. If you or any other contributors to NAVWEAPS have this info on listed projectiles, posting it would be extremely valuable to us armchair ballisticians. My original email was USN1954
August 29, 2010 - 06:38 PM John Rockey, MMCM, USN(RET), Robinson Kansas
  Wonderful website, Thanks.
August 26, 2010 - 11:32 AM Fred Nickols - Distance Consulting LLC
  I really enjoyed visiting Gene's site. I'm an old Fire Control Technician (FTGC) and there was much to read about (and chuckle about) on Gene's site. I especially appreciated the bits about the old MK1A rangekeeper as that electro-mechanical analog computer was known. You literally had to crank it up to get it going (the time motor was extremely accurate but it was completely lacking in torque so you had to manually get it going).
August 25, 2010 - 05:37 PM Yakov Okshtein, Fair Lawn, NJ
  Hi, I was very, very glad to find your page. As an engineer (and a bit of a Naval history buff), I especially liked your videos about the analog computer. They did some amazing stuff without transistors! The rest of your site is also incredibly interesting and revealing. The amount of knowledge you have gathered here is quite remarkable. I truly appreciate your efforts in putting this together - may it be a window into our past for many years to come!
August 24, 2010 - 04:34 AM Michael (mikey) Garsjo, Fort Worth, TX., (orig. MT.), Fed. Civilian -
  Thank you! What a great site, I was surfing/looking for insignia for a retiring structural engineer (I make walking canes/sticks for gifts)and came across this. I barely touched it but I can tell there is a lot I can relate to, and much to learn from. Thanks again, Mike Garsjo USN 6/76-6/80 (HT2) USS WS SIMS FF 1049 Mayport, FL.
August 22, 2010 - 10:20 AM SILVIO - GENOVA - ITALY
  - OK !!!
August 20, 2010 - 08:19 PM OSCS HARRY K. (HONG KONG) SMITH , RETIRED (30yrs)
August 20, 2010 - 04:03 PM Charles H Geiter Jr, Lancaster, PA, USS Arlington AGMR-2 Assoc. & VVA/
  Gene, You have an absolutely incredible Web-Site, 2nd to none as far as Military Web-Sites are concerned. There's nothing you can't find with all the hyperlinks you have setup. Thank You for serving our Country and Thank You for the support and help you make available to all our Comrades! A Fellow Sailor, Chuck Geiter, RM3 USN, `64 ~ `68
August 19, 2010 - 11:31 PM Bob Epp
  Love your site RM3 USS LUCE DLG-7 & USS Portfield DD-682
August 19, 2010 - 11:21 AM Ted "Shakey" Kimlingen BT2 USS Waddell DDG-24 Association Past Pres
  Good site
August 19, 2010 - 04:01 AM RMC(SW) Fred Schassar (ret), Lackawanna, NY
  I am fwding your website to all my shipmates ! "BZ"72BC
August 18, 2010 - 05:12 PM Robert Marion, Killeen, Texas
  Some outstanding pictures.
August 18, 2010 - 02:00 PM Gerald H. MOUER, HMCS/USN (ret), Olney, MD
  Thanks, I enjoyed the memory trip.
August 10, 2010 - 01:25 PM Navy Veteran 1965-1968
  Awesome website !! Glad I got from another vet !!
August 07, 2010 - 05:21 PM Frederick H. Hallett, CAPT USNR (Ret.)
  Served as Ensign, USN, aboard USS ROCHESTER (CA124) 1951-52 and qualified aboard USS TIRU (SS416) at Pearl June 1954.
August 07, 2010 - 02:05 AM Jorge Diaz - Puerto Belgrano Naval Base - Argentine Navy
  I´am civilian agent of the Argentine Navy, control fireman technician. I worked in MK10,MK1A computers, CFS MK37 in Fletcher and Summer class destroyers and cruisier ARA General Belgrano ex USS Phoenix. BRAVO ZULU for this website.
August 05, 2010 - 04:34 AM GMCM Richard Kornoelje
  Very interesting website. Saw and read things that I had not seen before.
July 22, 2010 - 03:15 PM James Dickinson New Ellenton SC HTCS USN Retired
  Very well done really like the coverage of the material Keep it going. Can you add some tof Suport Ships, AS, AD AR etc?
July 22, 2010 - 06:06 AM Wayne Carr, Alexandria LA
  This is a wonderful website
July 09, 2010 - 11:39 AM Bill Ellis / Indiana
  My Uncle, Leon Burnett, was the Chief Torpedoman on the USS Cassin Young DD793 at commissioning in Dec.1943, until 1945 when it returned from the Okinawa campaign in WW2. The ship took a kamikaze hit VERY close to his battle station,and I am surprised that he managed to survive it, the good lord was surely smiling on Uncle Leon that day. There were 22 crewmen lost in that hit,including members of his torpedo gang. Lee passed away a few years back,but my memories of the stories that he came home with live on.
July 09, 2010 - 11:37 AM Paul / Texas
  Gene, You've done a good job with the older videos! I especially like the 1915 video, since it showed crew activities. Paul
June 30, 2010 - 08:13 PM Chuck Keezer
  I have been looking for information on the use of the 14 inch turrets from the Arizona for years. Found the answer here. Nice work.
June 27, 2010 - 05:09 AM Diane Wilson
  A friend sent me an e-mail with information on the Japanese bombing Oregon September 9, 1942. I decided to check it out and wound up on your website during my quest for a more detailed account of the incident. I've not yet had the opportunity to surf the other areas of your site, but I will be doing so, as I feel it's a very important part of our country's history. Today I gave a retired Navy man friend of mine your website address so could enjoy surfing through. I know that a section of beach along the Santa Barbara coast line was torpedoed during WWII.
June 26, 2010 - 12:41 PM kathy dean pineda, criminolgy student, Philippines
  very interesting site...i had a lot of things learned...ome of the things you did are somehow related to my field of study...thank you so much!
June 21, 2010 - 10:14 PM Wayne F. Jones, GMTC,USN (ret.)
  Was looking for 3"/50 information and found you excellat page.Just addedit to my favorites, so I will be back. As you may notice I was a nusweps type during my stint, and I would like to invite you and anyone else to visit our page at
June 13, 2010 - 04:42 PM phil elsner
  dear gene my name is phil elsner and i served aboard the uss yorktown cvs 10 from 1965 till aug 1967.i was a photo mate and i have many b&w negatives from the vietnam war era.if you want you can e mail me at thank you phil elsner ph3 ret
May 24, 2010 - 02:17 AM Ted Nichols
  Outstanding, Just like my recent visit to BB-55 in Wilmington NC.Also BB-60 in Mobile AL. (3)yrs ago. Thank You Again. May we never forget.
May 13, 2010 - 05:47 PM Jim Sewell, Little Rock, AR
  Eugene, Your website has amazed me for years. Awesome work.
May 01, 2010 - 02:41 PM J. R. Deno
  I was attached to the AFDL-47 when it was stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (1957). It was a motley crew and I always wondered what happened to them? Good memories.
April 23, 2010 - 12:56 PM Dennis "Robbie" Robinson, MACM(SW) , USN , Ret.
  AWESOME SITE!! Great work Gene! This is something that new Chief selectees really need to check out! Robbie
April 22, 2010 - 12:59 PM Van Hughett, BMCS (SW) USN< RET>
  Great site. I enjoyed vewing it very much.
April 19, 2010 - 03:10 AM Rolland Garber Bellmawr, NJ. Staff member, The Battleship New Jers
  Gene I have looked at the information you have posted on your site and appreciate the efforts you have made. I am making "our" drawing of the 16 Inch guns for us to use in our displays. I would like to ask you a couple questions about the #2 Turret. Can you contact me? Thanks
April 06, 2010 - 02:49 PM David Crawford
  I stumbled upon this web site and was amazed and pleased to see the amount of interesting material you have provided. It is fascinating and I appreciate your efforts. - David
April 06, 2010 - 02:18 AM Brandon Kan
  Excellent job Mr. Slover! I truly appreciate the time you've taken to provide these historical resources. As an engineering student, I can say that his references provide excellent material in understanding how far we've come in the world of engineering. Reading through some of the material, you begin to understand the complexity behind modern and retired naval vessels; much of this would not be possible without your contribution. Thanks again! -Brandon Kan
April 05, 2010 - 02:28 AM Oscar Cabello
  Gene, your site is excelent!!!! Oscar
April 02, 2010 - 12:49 PM Thomas Sutherland
  Thank you sir for all of this great information! I'm sure it has taken alot of time and effort to share this with all of us who are fascinated with World War 2 naval history.
March 25, 2010 - 02:18 PM Mike Glasgow
  Without history, who are we? I have tried in my own way to keep alive the memories of the fine men that have served for our country. I have researched and built large scaled Navy ships of WWII and have found this site very useful. The official manuals with pictures are priceless for the detail. There are very few individuals left that have this information, so I thank you for your offering. Keep up the great work. Mike Glasgow
March 14, 2010 - 05:37 PM jacob dube, swansea MA, troop 303 in affiliation with american legion
  I live about 4 miles from BB-59. she's an awesome ship and you've given me unique insight into her design and construction. I have a new appretation for her complexity and parts. It is astonishing how much equipment is actually no longer aboard the ship due to navy salvaging. I'll take some detailed photos if you like of whatever parts of the ship i have access to. The curator dosn't allow access to all spaces for safety and preservation reasons. But I'll try to get all levels of the turrets, engineering spaces, electrical rooms, refrig equipment, and fire control. Perhapps the curator will be more beneficent to research photography. Thanks again for all your work. I've been searching for some time for the type of detailed information you have provided.
March 12, 2010 - 11:55 AM Geoff, Austin TX
  Gene, Thank you for putting up information like this. I'm a 27 year old mechanical engineer, but we never even got hints that any of this was ever done at the curriculum at UT. I personally think this is a shame. The videos on the fire control systems were instructive and precisely the sort of thing I can get interested in. It shows a beautiful, useful application of math and engineering to a problem I never realized existed. I am less ignorant because of what you chose to do, and I thank you. Cheers, Geoff
March 11, 2010 - 02:44 PM W. C. Chuck Goetter, FTA-2, USS WASP CVS-18 1960-1963
  Great job on this webset, I haven't seen those videos in 50 years. Lots of other good info as well.
March 08, 2010 - 03:40 AM David Faultersack
  Thank you for this excellent site. From a Tin Can Sailor of the Viet Nam era.
February 27, 2010 - 01:08 PM Troels
  Great website, Mr. Slover! All those little gems combined really makes it worth a visit. Keep up the good work :)
February 23, 2010 - 02:57 PM Mike Perkins, Havana, Illinois - Millennium Flight Systems, Inc.
  Wonderful website, Gene. Thank you for putting it up. I especially enjoyed the Fire Control Computer training videos. They were very useful. I'm amazed at how clear things can be made if a good attempt is made at clarity! Thanks again. - Mike Perkins
February 16, 2010 - 09:21 PM Mickey T. / Michigan
  Hi, I live in Michigan and my brother was in the Navy. So was a cousin and a dear friend. All three will enjoy your site as I have! (and I'm not even all the way through it). You must have put many hours on your web site. And I thank you for that. God Bless, Micky T.
February 16, 2010 - 06:16 PM self
  drop me a note and I'll send the data flow chart for the AN/ASB-1A Bomb Director System as used on the A3D Skywarrior Pat McNally AQB2 VAH-123 1962-1964
February 15, 2010 - 05:02 PM Historian
  Only the US Navy would use such archaic and outdated technology. And to emphasize the role of "men" instead of automation not requiring "men".... I know this is WW2 era but still... compare this to the culture and technology of the WW2 Army Air Corps.
February 15, 2010 - 01:43 AM Jim Hannon
  The movies on mechanical computing are absolutely amazing. What an ingenious solution. I would love to talk to the instrument makers who designed an built that equipment. Thanks for posting!
February 12, 2010 - 03:26 AM Thomas Slover
  This is really great. I was looking for an umcle also name Gene Slover and found this. I'm happier at finding this site.
February 05, 2010 - 06:32 PM Mark: Florida
  Love the commentary about the Gooney Birds. When I was a child, in the early seventies, my step dad was stationed on Midway Island (we left in 74). I used to get a kick out of watching the Gooney Birds during their daily antics. It brings back fond memories.
February 04, 2010 - 11:31 AM McKenzie: USN: South China Sea
  I Served on the USS Geo.K.MacKenzie, DD-836 We were operating Off Formosa in the late Fifties playing war games And we made a depth charge run on the SSR Raton Only they came up to periscope depth and we ran our starbard screw right down their deck.
February 1, 2010 - 07:30 PM John Kosek: USN: Ohio
  Dynamic-a trip back in time-I was aboard the tarawa when she went through the panama canal. Thanks for the memories
January 16, 2010 - 12:29 PM Mark Zarraonandia: Florida
  I was on the Iowa when she went through the locks. I was the Aft Lookout during the whole transit. I remember the bad sunburn I got from 12 hours of duty.
January 6, 2010 - 07:08 PM Deven Rittal: Montana
  Great info Mr. Slover.
December 22, 2009 - 09:03 PM Steve Dengler: Illinois: USS Mispillion Shipmate Assn
  Nice article on the Yorktown Gene. We had our 2008 in Mt Pleasant and spent a whole day on the Yorktown. I especially liked the Medal of Honor Museum. Steve Dengler, BT3, USN, 1969-1973
December 3, 2009 - 03:26 PM Buck Carlton: Charleston, SC
  Aviation Background AOC Class 28-63 Wings in Mar 65 (Helicopters) HS-6 (Ream Field )(San Diego)(65-68) HS-1 (H-3 RAG)(Key West) HAL-3 (South Vietnam)(Gunships) HS-1 H-3 RAG (NAS JAX HS-3 H-3s NAS JAX HM-16 (RH-53D) NAS Norfolk, VA LPH-9 Air Boss
NOvember 15, 2009 - 6:24 PM Paul Jett: East Texas:
  There are quite a few pages floating around from the 1963 Med cruise book and the 1964 Midshipman cruise. The URL I posted above is during the Cuban blockade in 1963. We normally didnt have missiles run out on the rail for training.
October 29, 2010 - 09:23 AM Eddy Meyers: ET2 USN : Kentucky
  The Big MO pages reminded of the New Jersey BB-62 being refitted and re-commissioned in Philly, 1966-67. What a sight in dry dock. Ill never forget it.
October 2, 2009 - 11:22 PM Bob Niven: USN: Georgia
  Very nice site! Thank you
September 17, 2009 - 10:21 PM Mike Moody: Texas : USS LEXINGTON (FORMER SHIPS COMPANY)
  It both warms my heart and brings back memories of CVT-16, the Lady Lex. I was ships company from 1968 to 1971, as an AT-3, member of COD Crew, Asst. Pri-Fly P.O. and in the AT shop.
September 4, 2009 - 09:20 PM Spike Jones: Retired (ex RAN) Australia
  Hi Gene, I havent visited for some time and was amazed at the new layout and content. Keep up the great work. Spike.
August 13, 2009 - 09:19 PM Liu, Haitao: China
  Hi, Gene I am very enjoy your collection of so many videos, documnts and pictures. It must take you a long time to find and collect them. Thanks
July 8, 2009 - 09:18 PM Ted Bell: Pennsylvania
  Gene, I build solid brass salute cannon as a hobby and soon as a business. I have been Googling Breech Mechanism for months with no success. Your site has given me the info I need to build my next cannon breech mechanism. I will be an avid reader.
June 15, 2009 - 09:17 PM Richard Deal
  Thank You for the effort put into this compilation. I have been a regular reader for a month or so now and am amazed at the information that you have gathered.
June 07, 2009 - 12:10 AM Tom Murphy
  The A6 Landing Video is actually an S3 video. The shape of the forward windscreen is wrong for an A6 + A6s did not have windshield wipers. FORMER VA85 B/N Ed note: Yes, Tom, you are correct and we've fixed the page. Thanks.
May 12, 2009 - 08:43 AM John Shutzbaugh
  I was a Firecontrolman from 1961 thru 1969. By that time we were called Fire Control Technicians. I got out as FTG1. Im really surprised and pleased that someone has taken the time and energy to consolidate all of this information.
May 09, 2009 - 04:36 PM Scott Fitzpatrick
  Hi Gene, I really enjoy your page! Especially, the 16 turret manual and I have learned alot about how much effort is required to operate it. I have been lucky enough to go aboard the USS Massachusetts, USS North Carolina, USS Wisconsin and USS New Jersey