Shower of Sparks

Posted by on July 15, 2013 in Memories | Comments Off on Shower of Sparks

During the yard overhaul in Richmond, CA in 1967 the officers were initially left on-board until cutting and welding torches began to shower their quarters with sparks and smoke. On one occasion I was taking a shower and suddenly had more sparks then water showering me. Capt Bailey then went to bat for us and after considerable back and forth with the repair people both locally and in Washington he was able to get per diem orders cut to enable us to move ashore. Several of us the rented a “snake” ranch in Oakland. Dennis Hager