Roger Gilfert
Bowditch Memorabilia 1974-75

US Navy Unit Patches

Bowditch OcUnit One Patch (left) and San Nicolas Island Patch

Roger's Footlocker

OcUnit One Rubber Stamps

Order of the Top of the World

Bluenose Certificate, June 19, 1974 (Wallet Card).

Orders to OcUnit One

BuPERS Order, 23 JAN 1974. My orders to report to OcUNIT ONE as XO, with temporary duty on the way to Crypto school and NAVOCEANO.

You have to love the Navy: I am to report to "port in which CO, OCEANOUNIT ONE, may be".

Relief of Duties

Memo assuming duties as XO, Oceanographic Unit One.

Receipt for Cash

Subsistence Voucher - December 1974.

The Great Flag Controversy!

The Evening Telegram, St. Johns, Newfoundland

May 10, 1975.

USNS Bowditch Postcard

Paint by Numbers - Then and Now

Art therapy - the painting in my stateroom aboard USNS Bowditch and the painting now.

I did this picture during a particularly “rough” cruise…I honestly think that it helped me to keep my sanity during the days when it was virtually impossible to make your way around the ship! Of all of the items that I brought home with me from my Navy experience …it’s probably the most treasured.

Victory Ship Model Kit

The Bowditch, and her sisters Dutton and Michelson, were converted from WWII Victory-class cargo ships.

This great kit is still available from Bluejacket Ship Crafters: .

My XO's Foul Weather Jacket

Roger's Flight Jacket

My Navy leather flight jacket.

Royal Mariner Clock

The "Royal Mariner" Clock I presented to my Dad.

OcUnit One Plaque

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