: The night before the Boulder incident, QMC Donahey (sp) found an underground mountain top and anchored us after a couple of passes over the top. The captains statement on the bridge the next morning after seeing the boulder on the rocks was "There but for the Grace of God Goes I".|
:: Yep... I was on that cruise... I was talking to a few of the marines onboard afterwards. Seems like there was a lot of buckling of the decks in troop berthing. A real mess!
::: I had to fly to Philadelphia on business and
:::flew right over the ship yard's, what a neat
:::place for old ships. USS Boulder, LST 1190 is
:::moored there now, who knows where it's going to
:::end up. What a blast from the past, anyone who
:::was on the North Atlantic cruise on the Sag back
:::in 86 or 87, I forget the year should remember
:::the Boulder running aground in Norway (I think
:::Norway) and dumping a lot of fuel on there coast
:::line, and the Captain being quickly removed from
:::command. I believe the Boulder was a reserve
:::ship manned by reserve sailors. It really
:::brought up some old feelings just seeing an LST
:::again. If you ever get to Philadelphia, I
:::recommend at least a drive by, the Inchon, Stark
:::and a lot of history is floating in that yard.
:::I wonder if you can get a tour?
::we were a reserve ship alright, but the crew were all active duty personnel, had a great time in haugesand, norway drydock