|- TOM PUSATERI -|
|I was in the Navy from Sept 1974 to Sept 1980. I was an ET
in the Advanced Electronics Program so I spent the first two years in
school. My primary job was the Mk3 Mod6
SINS. I was all set for submarine
duty when I "volunteered" for the Bowditch. I spent two years on the
Bowditch, great duty. My last two years were on the USS Dixon AS-37, a sub
tender (sub school came in good for something).
While on board the Bowditch I maintained the SINS, EM logs (we had no IC man) and the SASS (well, "Frog", the GI rep, kept the SASS running). I was an NIC and sonar watch stander. I ended up as a survey control watch stander, running the plot. The one thing that stands out in my mind was how often we lost power and had to pull the maggie in by hand before they could start the prop shaft up again. That was fun, in February, in the North Atlantic!
|USNS Bowditch, Jun 1976 - Jun 1978|
|Our XO Bruce
Northridge was getting off at the end of the cruise so ...we stole his door.
The guilty parties are as follows:
Bruce, if you're seeing this picture, we hid the door in the bilge under
|A group picture created as a going away gift to the outgoing CO Kirk Evans. Each of us is in a "typical" pose.|
|Names, left side.|
|Names, right side.|
|Photo album: Bowditch
- Click the thumbnail to open the album, then the first album thumbnail to start the slide show.
|Photo album: Ashore in the UK|
|Tom Pusateri today.|