USS PHOEBE
 
Phoebe
Home

USS PHOEBE MSC 199
 
 

ROLL CALL

PHOEBE SHIPMATES
& E-MAIL ADDRESSES

 
 
Sasebo, Japan, The Phoebe's home port
 
 
THE PHOEBE
nice pictures of the Phoebe
 
 
LARGE PICTURES OF THE PHOEBE
great detail, loads slowly, worth the wait!
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS DOING WHAT THEY DO BEST!
When they are not on Liberty!
 
 
NEW PICTURES from Ensign Mike Nelson
new pictures Mike Nelson
 
 
USS PHOEBE IN VIETNAM ON MARKET TIME PATROL
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page1
Life on the Phoebe
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 2
 
 
Phoebe crew Pictures
 
 
Captain Tom Freeman
Captain Freeman and Franklin Roosevelt 3rd, a true sea story
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 3
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 4
 
 
PHOEBE SAILORS page 5
 
 
Phoebe Crew 1965 & 1967 Page 6
 
 
NEW! Phoebe pictures 1970 era page7
 
 
OUR SHIPMATES WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US
Roll Call
 
 

2003
REUNION PICTURES


 
 

2004
REUNION PICTURES


 
 

USS PHOEBE
(Reunion 2007)


 
 
Lost and Found Crew members
 
 
Please sign our Guest Book
 
 
MAIL BOUY WATCH
Red trying to find that darn mail bouy
 
 
THE CLOWN STORY
A true Phoebe sea story
 
 
GRISSO AND HIS RAT
Another true Phoebe sea story
 
 
PHOEBE SEA STORIES
5 true Phoebe sea stories
 
 
PHOEBE SEA STORIES
More good Phoebe sea stories
 
 
MINESWEEPER POEMS
 
 
NAVY HUMOR
 
 

Ann Margaret
*******&*******
Her Gentlemen


 
 
OUR FAVORITE WEB SITES
 
 
HELP SAVE A MSO
 
 

THE CLOWN STORY


We were at anchor in Buckner Bay, and a couple officers from the Vireo came aboard at noon. While they were aboard they switched the plate that said WARDROOM for one that said CLOWN LOCKER. They later claimed they had come aboard on mid-watch, when Westsmith & I had the bridge and Palmer had the engine room. It wasn’t true, and it made us look bad, so we decided to get even. We conspired all the way home and hatched a plan.

The Exec (Whaley?) told us that if we were successful we each got a day special liberty, but if we failed, he knew nothing.

Friday, about 2100, we struck. We were in India Basin, and they were at a pier on the main channel, stern to the channel where all the liberty boats went by. We took a life raft, with a little outboard, a bucket each of haze gray and deck gray, and a brush. We putted to within about 100 yards, then paddled in under the stern, WHILE THEY WERE SHOWING A MOVIE ON THE FANTAIL, painted out VIREO, & painted CLOWN in foot-high letters.

Sunday, we came back and took pictures.

The next week as soon as the pictures were ready, Captain Freeman called their skipper, put a picture under the plate they had left, and asked if he wanted it back. When he grabbed the plate and found the picture, he about shit. He wanted to know exactly when it was done so he could court-martial the watch, Freeman wouldn’t tell them.

He was a good man.

As told by Jeff Reese SM3 1959-1961


AND HERE IT IS!!!!!!!!! enough said! (Thanks! Jeff Reese)








Text-only version of this page  |  Edit this page  |  Manage website  |  Website design: 2-minute-website.com