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Alan Dixon

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on: April 12, 2013, 01:36:28 AM
This painting is of a ship in which I served in 1953. She was a Bay Class Minesweeper and I was the third Naval person assigned. There was the Captain, the first Lt. and me a, Leading Seaman Electronic Tech. I was privileged to sign for all the electrical components for the Navy from the shipbuilder.
It was one of the first all wood Hulls to be used, as the metal hulls tended to attact magnetic mines. Not something we wanted. :D
Alan


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Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 01:47:23 AM
Wonderful story!  Gorgeous painting!  Well done, Alan!   :clap: :clap: :clap:    :flowers:
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Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 01:17:32 PM
Alan.. what a nice reflection of a wonderful memory!  :clap: :clap:
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Sarah (arch)

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Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 01:55:18 PM
I do really like this, Alan. I think its one of your best and one you will want to frame and keep!
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Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 02:08:38 PM
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It's visible that you're familiar whit the sea Alan, great painting with a nice story.


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Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 02:36:31 PM
Beautiful Alan.  O0 O0 :clap: :clap:
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Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 03:32:01 AM
wow!!! this is priceless, and a heart touching story, i have tears in my eyes!!!. :'( :'( :'( i know this will stay in your family forever!!! very inspirational O0 O0
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Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 01:37:59 AM
This painting is of a ship in which I served in 1953. She was a Bay Class Minesweeper and I was the third Naval person assigned. There was the Captain, the first Lt. and me a, Leading Seaman Electronic Tech. I was privileged to sign for all the electrical components for the Navy from the shipbuilder.

It was one of the first all wood Hulls to be used, as the metal hulls tended to attact magnetic mines. Not something we wanted. :D
Alan

Heh.  Indeed.  "Haze grey and underway!"  With a metal hull you might hear a 'click' just before the BOOM!  A magnetic mile can certainly 'ruin your day'.

Steel hulled warships have a series of Degaussing coils along with ship specific Degaussing tables and automatic Degaussing units.

I'm sure cruise ships are so equipped.

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