Shipmates Page 2
1956 to 1960
Grant Barbor, boot camp in San Diego, September of 1959.
Two mates of mine, Duncan on the left and Hurst on the right. I cannot remember their first names. Taken somewhere at sea between Japan and our return to San Diego.
Hurst on the left and Grant Barber on the right, starboard bow.
I believe 3rd from the right is RMSN Nickerson(sic), 4th from the left is myself (Carr Durden) as a RMSN and on the bottom row kneeling 2nd from the right is SM3 Hutchingson(sic). The ship's softball team. I don't remember where the picture was taken, but it may have been overseas because the uniforms are winter.
full length view of the Russell County taken around April of 1960 while on her
last tour of duty.
am not sure where we were docked in this photo.
I believe it was in San Diego upon our return from Japan and just prior
up the West Coast to Astoria, Oregon where she was de commissioned.
A shot of one of the LCVP’s and the Captains Gig on the boat davits next to the bridge.
Same shot as above with the camera held horizontal.
The bow with the twin forty’s on the main deck.