Soon to be commissioned AGR-16 makes the news in Charleston, SC
Invitation to the commissioning ceremony
The Commissioning Program (six individual pages)
An early photo of WATCHMAN, probably in the Atlantic.
Watchman transits the Panama Canal, P. Miguel lock
Crew prepares just caught turtles for supper
Anderson, MMC looks over the 19th century technology "triple expansion steam engine
The CPO lounge
The SS GUAM Rescue
Yes, it was the plushest messdecks in the fleet...
Charles Suns SN, E.M. Brainard BM1 and Ron Shrawder SN take a break in Charleston
Ensign Larry Hull and LT(jg) Walt Petzold, 1959
Henrietta Scurvy and her brood.
Bridge watch (L to R) LT(jg) Tom Leonard, Chapman QM2?, Goss SN and two unknowns
"Monkey in a raincoat", and so said Capt. Tuttle. He then developed a more HC, "heraldically correct" as seen on the main page.
"The Cleanest Engine Room in the Fleet!"
US Navy press release on change of command, Tuttle to Lawson
Part of change of command ceremony, 1961, on #2 hatch. (Left to Right)1st Class POs; unk, Hineline, Molloy, unknown. Officers; Hand, Jentzsch, Cooley, Stern, Larson and Arbogast.
Captain Lawson assumes command of WATCHMAN, Lt. Jefferis, XO, Listens
Captain J. S. Tuttle speaks to the crew for the last time
WATCHMAN sailor Jimmy CLAY becomes a hero in Portland, late 1961
1960 Thanksgiving Menu
Radar Picket Ship, AEW and NORAD call signs