John was a Navy ET, and served aboard USNS Michelson in OcDet3 from November 1962 through November 1964.


Friden Flexowriter class of November 1962 in Rochester, New York
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  Friden_Class-800.jpg (91109 bytes) Can you spot the sailors? This is the Friden Systems Flexowriter class of November 1962 in Rochester, New York. While most of these suited up guys are employees of Friden or their agents, three are headed for TAGS ships. "Jim" Boomer, soon to report to the Bowditch is front row left. Eighth from left, standing, is "Charlie" Bradley, headed for the Dutton. John Hansen is fourth from the right, destined to spend the rest of his enlistment aboard the Michelson.
Recent Promotions.  Michelson, May-Jun, 1963
  Recent_promotions-800.jpg (110573 bytes) All of these shipmates were celebrating their recent promotions. From the left are "Marty" Rombach, John Hansen, "Larry" Ortt, a newly minted PO First Class named Purcell (can't recall his first name) and "Ray" Tullos on the right. The photo was taken in the Ocdet 3 lounge in May or June of 1963.
Joseph Schlitz.  Michelson, early 1964.
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Front row, L to R:  Larry Ortt ET3,  John Hansen ET3
Center row, L to R:  Borkovic ?,  John "Doc" Mottram HM1,  Jim Dietor ET1
Top center:  Unknown


John Hansen, Contemporary Photos
   Restaurante Los Caracoles
  Los Caracoles Souvenir Postcard.jpg (170366 bytes) Being that there may be some interest among TAGS ship alumni, I am sending along these photos taken in May, 2006, at Los Caracoles.

[The Los Caracoles through time and space...and Oceanographic Survey Ships! See Earl's Memorabilia, and Albert Forget's reminiscences. --Admin.