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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom McNulty Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Feb 2020 at 2:17pm
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June 1963 San Diego boot camp. There was a big outbreak of Spinal Meningitis. They had reduced companies going through. Normal was 4 companies per "H" shaped barracks, We had one company per barracks. Instead of 6 squads, we had 4 with one squad taking up what would normally be a whole company - 80 men. It didn't hit us, but a couple guys got sent to the hospital and we never saw them again. In other companies, recruits died during the night. Those companies got quarantined. then split up. They shortened our company down to just a few weeks, never did mess cooking or service week. We also got penicillin pills, probably 3 times a day. They ran us through really quick.
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I got to San Diego right after Spinal Meningitis cleared up.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dr. Stan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Feb 2020 at 11:45am
Does anyone know if there was a USS Neversail at the Great Lakes boot camp?

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I know there was a steam plant laid out like an engine room, but can't remember if it was a part of a fake ship. 
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USS Recruit (TDE-1):  She appears to be the only surviving example of the Navy's landlocked ships, or "landships".

Her predecessor, USS Recruit, also known as the Landship Recruit, was a wooden mockup of a dreadnought battleship constructed by the United States Navy in Manhattan in New York City, as a recruiting tool and training ship during the First World War. Commissioned as if it were a normal vessel of the U.S. Navy and manned by a crew of trainee sailors, Recruit was located in Union Square from 1917 until the end of the war.  In 1920, with the reduced requirements for manning in the post-war Navy, Recruit was decommissioned and dismantled, having recruited 25,000 sailors into Navy service.

USS Commodore (401B), also known as R.T.S. Commodore, was a landlocked "dummy" training ship of the United States Navy, located at the United States Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, Maryland.  Built to resemble a small escort ship she was equipped with operational guns and equipment, except for an engine, to allow for the training of sailors in shipboard operations in a reasonably safe environment during the Second World War and early Cold War era.

Commodore was equipped with most of the facilities found on a real ship, including deck guns, a pilot house, davits with whaleboats, and mooring lines fastened to earth-bound bollards, so that recruits could even learn the proper casting off of hawsers and other lines connecting the ship to its dock. She was dismantled when the base closed in the 1970s.

The USS Bluejacket a mockup of a destroyer escort, located at Orlando Air Force Base in Florida (The Navy moved in in 1968, building a training facility for recruits and renamed it Naval Training Center Orlando.), was commissioned 3 May 1969 when the Florida Citrus Queen smashed a bottle of orange juice over her bow.  She was also dismantled when this base closed 31 March 1995.

 

 

 

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Great Lakes Boot 9/65 - 1/66. Two different companies because I was hospitalized with pneumonia.

No recollection of the Recruit.
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Originally posted by Dr. Stan Dr. Stan wrote:

...Also learned that you go up the ladder on the starboard side and down on the port side.  Or was it the other way around? Wink


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