Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1967

Page 12 of 164

 

Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1967 Edition, Page 12
Page 12



Text from page 12:


Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!



Your membership with E-Yearbook.com provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures Online
  • Full Access to High-Resolution, Full-Color Images
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • Access College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

,,,,fff"f l EXECUTIVE OFFICER CDR. J. D. WATKINS, USN Commander James D. Watkins, USN, former Com- manding Officer of the nuclear powered attack-type submarine SNOOK CSSN-5925 is currently serving as Executive Officer of the world's first nuclear powered cruiser, LONG BEACH. Commander Watkins was Commanding Officer of SNOOK when, in 1965 and 66, she became the first nuclear submarine to visit the Republic of Korea and Yokosuka, Japan. His service on SNOOK won Commander Watkins the Legion of Merit award and the Navy Com- mendation medal and also earned the Navy Unit Com- mendation for the ship during a 1965 deployment to the Western Pacific. The LONG BEACH Executive Officer, born in Alhambra, California, claims Pasadena, California as his home of record. He attended the University of California, at Berkeley, for one year before entering the Naval Academy in 1945. He was commissioned an Ensign in the Academy class of 1949 and reported aboard the destroyer FECHTELER CDD-8703 for his tour of duty. In January of 1951, Commander Watkins entered the U.S. Naval Submarine School at New London, Conn., and in July of the same year reported aboard the submarine VOLADOR CSS-4901 where he served until 1953. Commander Watkins then joined the staff of the Commander, Submarine Division 52, in November 1953, where he served as Division Engineer until 1955. From 1955-58 Commander Watkins attended the Navy ' ifxefa iam? 12244 if fc gf, .g .1 ,M mm Post Graduate School, lVIonterey, Calif., as a student in lvlechanical Engineering, Nuclear Power.Having completed work for his lVlaster Of Science degree in this field, Commander Watkins completed an additional six months of study at the Oak Ridge School of Reactor Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tenn. Then in September 1958 he reported aboard the submarine BARBERO CSSG- 3175 for duty as Executive Officer. Commander Watkins was next selected for duty in the Navy's Nuclear Power Training Unit, Schenectady, N.Y., followed by one month at the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, Pittsburgh, Pa. Commander Watkins then reported aboard SNOOK for the first time in October 1960 as Executive Officer and a member of SNOOK's initial commissioning crew. Following this tour of duty, he served in the Bureau of Ships, Washington, from lVIarch 1962 to September 1964 as assistant to the lvlanager, Naval Reactors, AEC. H6 then returned to SNOOK as Commanding Officer, the post he held until September 1966. He assumed the duties of LONG BEACH Executive Officer in April 1967. . Commander Watkins' medals inctuded: World War ll Victory lvledal, China Service lvledal, Navy Occupational Service Medal QAsiaJ, Korean Service Nledal, United Nations lvledal, and Vietnam Service Ivledal. Commander and lVlrs. Watkins, the former Sheila J0 'VICKIHHGY of Coronado, Calif., and! their six children currently reside in Long Beach, Calif. ,..J

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1976 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1981 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES GENEALOGY ARCHIVE REUNION PLANNING
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need help? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Join now to enjoy these benefits and more with your membership:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures Online
  • Full Access to High-Resolution, Full-Color Images
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • Access University, College and High School Yearbooks
  • View Military Yearbooks and Naval Cruise Books
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Sign Up Today!


E-Yearbook.com - Find and search online yearbooks today!