(LST 1185)


From Wood to Steel, the Sailor Remains

Commisioning Day, San Diego, California, June 13, 1970

Officers and crew members of the new ship are assembled on the quarterdeck or other suitable area. Formal transfer of the ship to the prospective commanding officer is done by the Naval District Commandant or his representative. The transferring officer reads the commissioning directive, the national anthem is played, the ensign is hoisted, and commissioning pennant broken. The prospective commanding officer reads his orders, assumes command, and the first watch is set.

The new captain, CDR David E. Sigsworth
addresses the commissioning crew, 13 June 1970

Assuming the first Quarter Deck Watch




Plank Owners - One year later 6/13/71

Plank Owners - Year Two 6/13/72


(Courtesy of Chuck Case)

Commissioning souvenir booklet
(Courtesy of Chuck Case)


EN1 Ed Sabo, February 1975


Former crew members may be interested in this culmination of the history of the
USS Schenectady (LST-1185). The following is the
USS Schenectady Crew List.

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