Monday, July 25, 2011

U.S.S. Cassin Young

My father served on the Cassin Young after the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Before he was aboard, she played an important part in the rescue of sailors aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, which was engulfed in fire from a bomb during a World War II battle.

Any trip to Boston is a good reason to see how she's doing.

Today she was dry docked, so we got to see the propellor.

Cooper is anxious to be the Captain

Up and down the stairs to see every nook and cranny

Discussing the merits of the onboard kitchen

Ready to cook for a BIG crew?

Where Dad might have spent some time?

We honor you for your service

P.S. Ships don't have propellors - they have "screws".   And this ship was a twin-screwed, 2100 class destroyer capable of 41 knots.  The 2100 indicates the tons the ship weighed displaced (as she was in dry dock).  Love, Dad

1 comment:

shirlgirl said...

Great pictures. I've never been on the ship but saw it when we were visiting the USS Constitution.