October 15, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Daydreaming About Being Back at Sea Again

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If you read this blog you know about my Navy background.

I never served on a carrier, but lots of my friends did.

Guy Kawasaki (of Apple Computer fame) made me a little homesick for the two cruisers I served aboard (both of which no longer exist – victims of the end of the cold war) by writing “the longest posting in the history of blogging.”

Read his post here:

http://blog.guykawasaki.com/2008/10/26-hours-at-sea.html

I’ll be daydreaming about the USS Arkansas and the USS Long Beach…

USS ARKANSAS – CGN-41
Picture 17

Cgn-41

Cgn 41

Picture 18

Picture 19
(WOW! This is real. Shock Testing – I left for the Long Beach about one month before this.)

USS LONG BEACH – CGN-9
Cgn9 1

Cgn-9 

 Cgn 9

Of course, the “nuclear” part of the Nuc Navy isn’t pictured. It’s “classified” and below the waterline.

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