USS Alexander Hamilton

REUNITING SHIPMATES OF THE USS ALEXANDER HAMILTON, SSBN 617

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Comment by Dana Harris on June 17, 2009 at 9:39am
MT2SS 1980-1985
Comment by George Murray on June 17, 2009 at 10:22pm
I left Dam Neck GMS on 22 November 1963 (the day that JFK was assassinated) and reported to 617B about 10 days later during her PSA. Departed Groton in Feb 64 for initial A2 loadout and did the first patrol ending in Rota, Spain. total of 7 patrols before transfer as a MT1 to the NESEP Program. The picture is of me with my great-granddaughter.
Comment by Dana Harris on June 18, 2009 at 8:15am
Thanks for the story George. I reported in November 1980 and made 9 patrols.
Comment by Mark Uccello on June 18, 2009 at 8:50am
I was an MT aboard the Hamilton from 1980 until 1983, Total of 7 patrols over the years. I had both the NEC3313 and 3315 (Trident I backfit). Knowing how to maintain and launch missiles got me a lucrative job in the telephone industry (WTF lol). Married now with 2 sons (18 and 14)
Comment by jim tucker on June 18, 2009 at 11:59am
Hey George,

You were dam near one of the originals. Thanks for everything you did while you were in brother. You left her in fine condition, it was my honor to keep her up while I was there. Was a MT2 from 1980-1985 and did 9 patrols along with most of the guys at this site at this point. May you have favorable winds and following seas George. And by the way that goes for everyone of you men.
Comment by George Murray on June 18, 2009 at 6:51pm
Sea Story Follows:

During the 3rd or 4th patrol (memory fails me), upon securing snorkeling, the head valve stayed open and we took tons of water down the induction mast into the Fan Room. I was the MTOW and I was in MCLL with a mess-cook getting coffee. About the time, we were ready to come back up to MCML, I noticed water gushing from the ventilation line that comes down the frame bays and terminates in LL. I immediately announced "FLOODING THROUGH MISSILE COMPARTMENT VENTILATION LINE." It took a long time to recover as several fans in the Fan Room were grounded and MCC had also taken on a lot of water in the equipment doors. When I got off watch, I walked down there and the FTBs had all the doors open flushing the insides with fresh water. After several hours, the equipment was dried out and we did a ship's initiated WSRT and counted down all 16 missiles.
Comment by Stan Tribble on June 18, 2009 at 8:07pm
Great story George! You should add it to the forum on the main page. The forum is a great place for sea stories and everybody should see them there (hopefully). I just added a sea story there about blowing sans.
Comment by J Mark Hord on June 20, 2009 at 1:37am
Does anybody else laugh when they remember the jokers in MCC on the 35-MC - "Bring your empties to launcher!"
Comment by Stan Tribble on June 20, 2009 at 6:12am
Refresh my memory Mark. That sounds familiar, but I can't quite remember what that was about. Damned radiation! I knew it would catch up with me!
Comment by Chauncey Wells (Hobbit) on June 21, 2009 at 7:47pm
Anyone remember the north Atlantic, state 10 seas, 200 hundred foot waves, trying to go to periscope depth....

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