USS ADVANCE (MSO-510)

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Pearl Harbor WestPac 1970
Courtesy of Bill Yates

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Dry Docked at Subic Bay, 1970
Re: Advance in dry-dock, we were on patrol in Vietnam one night when all of a sudden the engine room reported to the CON that we must have hit something because there was a loud noise and the screws were vibrating. The next day, BM1 Kirpes dove off the fantail to take a look at the propellers. He found that a "chunk" was gone off one screw, which obviously caused it to be out of balance and therefore the vibration. We returned to Subic Bay and dry-dock to have the screw replaced. It was assumed that we hit a log. We had seen some floating wood earlier, thus the log theory seemed to be the only plausible explanation.
Courtesy of Bill Yates

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Dry Docked at Subic Bay, 1970
Courtesy of Bill Yates

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Subic Bay, 1970
Courtesy of Bill Yates

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Water over the Bow during a typhon near the Phillipines, 1970
Courtesy of Bill Yates

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Cir 2007, Beaver Island, Knightsen, CA
Courtesy of Tom Lawson via NavSource


 
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