Woody,Originally posted by woods mech
When were you on the Jouett? I was stationed onbard Jouett from 88-91. Small world. You know they sunk her in '02? She is now a coral reef. I stood BTOW in #1 Fireroom. I still remember that boat I liked her the best. I was on the Knox FF-1052 before upgrading to the Jolly J.
[Edited by woods mech on 08-21-2004 at 01:00 AM]
I was on Jouett from 83 to 86. I thought Jolly J was supposed to be sunk this year, not '02. Have you checked out http://www.ussjouett.com ? Pretty good site about the old girl. If I'm not mistaken someone associated with that site visited Jouett at Susiun Bay early this year and snapped some pics, which are posted on the website. In fact, check out this link: http://www.ussjouett.com/index28.htm
When I was on Jouett, the unbeatable main space alignment for most reliable operation was One Fireroom cross-connected to Two Engineroom. Neither one of us ever lost the load (well, a goofball electrician did drop it once when we were shifting from ship to shore power!). Two Fireroom and Main Control were always dropping the ball, it seemed like, even made us DITW a few times.
Small world indeed. She was a great ship. And it's good to see the Sterett will likely survive to represent her class for the world to visit.