Page 4 of 37 FirstFirst 12345678910111213 ... LastLast
Results 46 to 60 of 553

Thread: Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, USS Slater (DE-766)

  1. #46
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    506

    The best way to keep these treasures alive is to use them!

    By using our museum ships and their equipment on a regular basis, we keep them alive and surviving! Non-use and static displays have a habit of deteriorating quicker! In that realm, we regularly use the galley and mess deck for what they were intended for! This past Monday the veteran crew were treated to a feast of a lunch by Chief Smith! mmmmm....Roast Beef and all the fixins!
    There were some non-regulation head gear being worn!
    Attachment 27640
    Attachment 27639
    Last edited by SlaterDoc; 21 Dec 11, at 22:48. Reason: pictures too big

  2. #47
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Have been meaning to share the pictures of the last 3 times I have got up there but procrastination has been getting the better of me! haha

    Anyway the pictures from USS Slater Dec 27th 2011 pictures by qaz14595 - Photobucket

    USS Slater Dec 30th 2011 pictures by qaz14595 - Photobucket

    Along with yesterday - 2012 USS Slater Jan 7th pictures by qaz14595 - Photobucket
    Last edited by qaz14595; 08 Jan 12, at 20:19.

  3. #48
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    506
    Glad to see "someone" finally got to the shirts! That must explain Tim's email to me last week!
    What they got you workin on now? I'll be on board tomorrow. I'll have to leave a list for your next trip up!

  4. #49
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Yeah, Erik found me a shirt.
    Also Erik has been having me work in the Mess Deck/ scullery area. On the 27th with my dad took down the 6 racks in the mess deck moved them into forward berthing, covered the Fridge & the thing with the cups, plates & serving trays in plastic, then moved that toaster that was ontop of that into forward berthing too. Then My dad, Erik & I vacuumed the 2 fire hoses that where by the mesdeck Strainer & put them next to the toaster too. Then did needle gunning on the table legs for the 4 mess deck tables, while my dad did some grinding on where the Bench legs used to be connected so they where flush with the deck.

    On the 30th I finished the needle gunning on the table legs while my dad worked on taking out the vent stuff that was under the Sink in the Scullery.

    Then yesterday, did needle gunning around the frame where the mesh like stuff was in the scullery then put the coroseal on it. Then with my dad, Bill W., Erik & I we moved the vent stuff out to the Rear main passage way & a piece shore side next to the gangway. Finaly I learned how to use a grinder on some welding marks behind where the racks are normaly are. Also when I get upthere next I think il doing grinding on table legs to get rid of random welding marks on them before painting them.
    Last edited by qaz14595; 08 Jan 12, at 23:20.

  5. #50
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,448
    Great job. I see the face shield and the dust mask. I hope you are also wearing earplugs while using the needle gun and grinder.

    Your young. You will need your hearing for a few more years :Biggrin:
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  6. #51
    Defense Professional
    Join Date
    22 Jan 06
    Posts
    1,808
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Great job. I see the face shield and the dust mask. I hope you are also wearing earplugs while using the needle gun and grinder.

    Your young. You will need your hearing for a few more years :Biggrin:
    Earplugs are nice. Keeping an eye on the stereo volume is also nice.

  7. #52
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    Great job. I see the face shield and the dust mask. I hope you are also wearing earplugs while using the needle gun and grinder.

    Your young. You will need your hearing for a few more years :Biggrin:
    Nope...Was using something thats a tad better as can be seen on the table next to the grinding wheels in this picture -

    Indeed I will be needing it for a few more years atleast

    P.S Dont listen to music that much...Just whatevers on I listen to So dont need to worry about that much! Unlike some people at my school that have there ipod ext. so loud you can here it from across the class room even when they have earbuds in!
    Last edited by qaz14595; 09 Jan 12, at 03:13.

  8. #53
    Defense Professional
    Join Date
    22 Jan 06
    Posts
    1,808
    Quote Originally Posted by qaz14595 View Post
    Nope...Was using something thats a tad better as can be seen on the table next to the grinding wheels in this picture -

    Indeed I will be needing it for a few more years atleast
    In some situations earplugs and aural protection together work well.

  9. #54
    Resident Curmudgeon Military Professional Gun Grape's Avatar
    Join Date
    12 Mar 05
    Location
    Panama City Fl
    Posts
    8,448
    Exactly. Wear both if you can. But earplugs alone will provide more protection than those ear muffs on that table.

    Ear muffs usually provide 21-30db noise reduction. If worn correctly. You are moving around. Have hair that prevents a good seal and are also wearing a "round the head" face shield which also interferes with good fit.

    In the ear foam plugs provide 29db protection regardless of how you are moving, how long your hair is or other outside influences. All around better protection in a constant high noise environment.

    Muffs are better for sharp impulse noise, like the rifle range.

    Just a bit of advice from someone that has worn hearing aids, and suffered from tinnitus, since his mid 30s. I learned to late that I was not wearing the right type of protection. Learn from your elders.
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

  10. #55
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    506
    Geez, I guess you guys were indeed busy in the mess! I almost didn't recognize where I was! And, all that needle gun work today on the deck had my head throbbing! I think we will have to install a plug dispenser at the gangway for everyone! Between the needling and the metal cutting, welding and grinding a person can't even hear themselves think! It was a little crowded at lunch in the Chief's mess!
    Ahhh, but it is grand! Gotta love it! Breathes life into the ship and her crew with all that work going on!

  11. #56
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Yes we have been quite busy in there! & Indeed it definitely helps keep her alive with all that work going on!

    Hopefully I can talk my dad into geting me/him back up there this Saturday (Or Monday due to the holiday & no school then!) Mainly want to get there on a Monday in order to meet Clark!!! Then be able to get a picture with him too. With him being the oldest active volunteer at 89 or 90 & with me being the ?youngest?!?(I think) active volunteer at 16! What a great picture that would be!
    Last edited by qaz14595; 10 Jan 12, at 01:05.

  12. #57
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    506
    It's hard to pin him down and get an accurate age! But, today we believe Chief Farnsworth turned 90! If you are there on Monday an he is too, be sure to address him as Chief!
    Attachment 27968

  13. #58
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDoc View Post
    If you are there on Monday an he is too, be sure to address him as Chief!
    Attachment 27968
    Will make sure to remember that if I see him tomorrrow!

  14. #59
    Contributor SlaterDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 09
    Location
    Newport, RI
    Posts
    506

    Re: Our 90 year old Chief Farnsworth!

    The Chief turned 90 last week! But, that means there's just more work to be done! Here he is last week making weld repairs to a water tight door!
    Attachment 28119

  15. #60
    Contributor
    Join Date
    16 Nov 11
    Location
    Sullivan County, NY
    Posts
    427
    Here are my pictures from being there this past monday - 2012 USS Slater Jan 16 pictures by qaz14595 - Photobucket Includes a picture of Clark or Chief Farnsworth that I took durring lunch in the CPO Mess.

    Also an intresting article I found about Clark! South Kent School: - The Hillside: "one man's junk"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Kyrgyz military to escort Chinese nationals to Osh airport
    By xinhui in forum East Asia and the Pacific
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 19 Jun 10,, 06:23
  2. Iran Offers To Escort Gaza Aid Flotillas
    By troung in forum International Politics
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 07 Jun 10,, 14:31
  3. Best Museum BB
    By DocHayes in forum Battleships Board
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 05 Jan 10,, 17:42
  4. WWI destroyer USS Hopkins
    By jniehaus in forum Naval Warfare
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26 Feb 07,, 04:28
  5. WW 2 Destroyer/Escort question
    By Mailman in forum Naval Warfare
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 22 Mar 05,, 23:28

Share this thread with friends:

Share this thread with friends:

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •