|- PHIL BROOKS -|
MEMORABILIA, DEC 1969 - DEC 1971
DUTTON MEMORABILIA, JAN 1972 - JAN 1974
|Navy Achievement Medal (Oct 15, 1972)|
|The Navy Achievement Medal
that I received for my service in Oceanographic Unit Three aboard USNS
I'm quite proud of this award....but almost no one knows what it means, even people that were in the Navy, certainly none of my friends. My cousin's husband (about 65 yo) was a Captain in the Navy (actually worked his way up from Seaman!!) and he saw it on my desk and he was impressed. He said enlisted guys almost never get that medal. So, dang, I guess I did something good!!
|AN/WPN-3 Loran-C Equipment Modification Proposal (Sep, 1970 - Apr, 1972)|
Michelson, I developed and submitted a plan to move the AN/WPN-3 Loran-C
receivers from the
Survey Control Center on the 03 Level to the Navigation Information
Center NIC on the 3rd Deck of No.3 Hold. The proposal was accepted and
the receivers were moved on all three TAGS.
This saved the OcUnit crew the SCC watchstander position. And...it saved the watch supervisor those marathon ladder runs from Sonar to Survey Control!
|Letter of Appreciation (ca. late 1971)|
|This letter of appreciation was placed in my service jacket by LCDR Ernest Young, CO OcUNIT 3, just before I left the Michelson.|
|OcUnit 2 Plaque|
|USNS Dutton Postcard|
|This is an unusually high quality photo for a Post Card.|
|USNS Bowditch Postcard|
|The Royal Order of Atlantic Voyageurs|
|April 13, 1972
Awarded for USNS Dutton's crossing of the Atlantic Ocean from Norfolk, VA to Rota, Spain.
|Custom Made TAGS Ship Hats|
|Phil sailed aboard both Michelson and Dutton. He had these
hats custom embroidered; the ships' profiles looks just about right.