Around the USS Ramsey

Photos of Here and There Around the Ship

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Ramsey photo

Photo from USS Ramsey Christmas card 1968

USS Ramsey post card

Photo from USS Ramsey post card, date and location unknown.

USS Ramsey painting

Painting of the USS Ramsey, artist unknown.

Ship control center

Ship control center on the Bridge.

2nd Division Berthing compartment

This is what happens to the berthing compartment after numerous calls to General Quarters over several days.

a middle rack

Having a middle rack is quite convenient.

5" gun firing

One 5".38 round on the way

Tartar missile

TARTAR missle ready to rock 'n roll. A military secret at the time, this photo was taken 7 Jul 68 in the Tonkin Gulf.

Tartar missile

One TSAM (Training Surface to Air Missile) on the rail. Live Tartar missiles were painted white, the training and system calibration dummy was blue.

Tartar missile firing

TARTAR missle launch taken 22 Jun 68. Out of all the crewmembers taking photos that day with expensive 35mm cameras, I was the only one who got a good shot with a crummy Polaroid.

ASROC launcher

ASROC launcher just forward of the weather break. Another military secret that should not have been photographed. Photo taken 29 Jun 68.

Ramsey mast/stack

Ramsey mast/stack combination, called a "mack". The AN/SPG-51 missile guidance radar is in the foreground pointed straight up.

Port side

Looking aft down the port side during heavy weather.

Port side

Looking forward up the port side during heavy weather.

starboard side

SF1 Czarnick watching the ocean from the starboard side.

Helo hangar

Music in the helo hanger... and one sick puppy.

Sonar dome

Sonar dome from the bottom of the drydock.

Evening at sea

Quiet evening at sea

Sunset astern

Who among us hasn't taken a picture of a sunset over the stern? To a Westpac sailor it means one thing... Eastbound... Headed home.

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