Phil Brooks
Michelson Memorabilia 1969-71
Dutton Memorabilia 1972-74

Navy Achievement Medal
October 15, 1972

The Navy Achievement Medal that I received for my service in Oceanographic Unit Three aboard USNS Michelson T-AGS-23.

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!!

Electronics Technician First Class
Rating Badges

Equipment Modification Proposal

AN/WPN-3 Loran-C Equipment Modification Proposal (September 1970 - April 1972).

While aboard 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. saved the watch supervisor those marathon ladder runs from Sonar to Survey Control!

OcUnit 2 Plaque

Letter of Appreciation (c. late 1971)

This letter of appreciation was placed in my service jacket by LCDR Ernest Young, CO OcUnit 3, just before I left Michelson.

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.

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