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This view looks like the ship just returned from Westpac. She looks as though we had just cleaned out the fuel storage  tanks. Maybe a little tired after nine months in Korea and Japan.

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An aerial view of the ship. 

Had a nice full view picture of the ship but it burned in a house fire. If anyone has a better picture. Send me an email.


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Looks like the boiler room. Since I am a deck guy I don't remember much about the engine room other than the heat and noise.

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Fuel docks. Sasebo, Japan

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Captured North Koreans who tried to mine our ship in Wonsan harbor.

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Close-up of the North Koreans who tried to mine the Cimarron in Wonsan Harbor

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Sam-pan, I believe in Hong Kong



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Believe this is Terminal Island near Long Beach. The sky-line looks a-lot different today. Remember the smell of fish from the canneries ?

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Unloading spent shells. 

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This is a picture of the tragic accident aboard the Astabula (AO--51) in Sasebo harbor. The Cimarron was on its way back to the states when we got the news and had to return to Japan. 

Thirteen of our fellow sailors were killed and eight were wounded. 

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Some pictures contributed by Ed Cleary, Jr. Thanks!




1940 1 yr old




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