For those who've watched me for awhile, I once started a story about a pony who owned an airship from an earlier time, and struggled to take it on a epic journey.
The Denver is a navy ship from an earlier era, which the navy has been ready to retire for several years. And I'm about to take her on an epic journey, wether she wants to go or not.
I love my full bodied girl, but she can sure be stubborn at times. Some of her mechanical difficulties have been... Amazing is the only way I can explain it.
I wonder if its natural for a XO to talk about his ship like a significant other.
Hope my wife doesn't read this, she might think I'm cheat
I've been in the job for just over a week. It's awesome.
Where to begin... We sailed into Tokyo harbor with a crew that had been sitting pier side for seven months, had some difficulties with some fishing boats, but came out unscathed.
We sat at anchor for a few days in Sasebo on loading cargo, and right before we were to go pier side, we had a problem that made us go cold and dark. Got that fixed, but out trip pier side was made with far less equipment running than we are used to.
The Captain has been letting me drive for the really hard stuff, and I haven't let him down yet
I am different from the guy in the job before me, and ther
Well, I'm off. Next stop Japan and my ship, then Underway for adventures in the South West Pacific.
For those who are curious, I am going to be XO of the oldest active Amphibious ship in the US Navy. It's stationed in Japan, and the ship has a Vietnam combat Ribbon.
Any guesses on the ship?
I will be mostly incommunicado for the next several months, since DA is not on the list of sites I can browse from the ship. I may be able to get on during port visits, but dont be upset if it takes me a while to reply to messages.
I have a project I am working on. Hopefully I can finish it on the deployment.