USS ESTEEM (MSO-438)

Commissioning

September 10, 1955

LT George W. Bird, Commanding Officer, reads his orders to the assembled crew and guests officially assuming command of
the newly commissioned ship.
10 September 1955 - LT George W. Bird, Commanding Officer, reads his orders to the assembled crew and guests officially assuming command of the newly commissioned ship.
Photo courtesy of (ENS) Bruce W. Bell, EOD and Underwater Search Officer and ESTEEM plank owner.

Plank owners
Courtesy of (ENS) Bruce W. Bell.

CELEBRATING THE COMMISSIONING OF USS ESTEEM (MSO-438) ON OCTOBER 10, 1955<p>
(Left to right)  LTJG E. B.
CELEBRATING THE COMMISSIONING OF USS ESTEEM (MSO-438) ON OCTOBER 10, 1955

(Left to right) LTJG E. B. "Gus" Messinger (First Lieutenant & Mine Countermeasures Officer); ENS Bruce M. Bell (Explosives Ordnance Disposal & Underwater Search Officer); Mrs. Gloria Bird; LT George W. Bird (Commanding Officer); Mrs. Janet Sigsworth; LTJG David E. Sigsworth (Executive Officer); Mrs. Bedell; ENS Robert E. Bedell (Engineering Officer).

Photo courtesy of (ENS) Bruce W. Bell.


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