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Old 22 Apr 11, 10:08
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USS Nassau (LHA-4) Decommed

The USS Nassau, aka "The Big Nasty," aka "The Death Star," was recently decommissioned in Norfolk. I served aboard her from 1999-2003. The ship was great and I have some good and bad memories of my service. She was the only ship I served on during my stint in the Navy.

I wasn't able to make it down to the ceremony, but some of my former friends from those days did and had a good time.

http://www.wvec.com/news/local/USS-N...118942484.html.
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Well talk about a small world. I too served aboard the Nassau V-3 div. 87-90. I was there for the decom ceremony and I was also fortunate enough to snap some pictures as she was towed out of Norfolk on her final journey to sea. If you are on facebook look her page up. There are tons of pix and some video from the decom.
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It is a small world. My mom worked with a guy that had served on Nassau in the early 80s. I unfortunately couldn't make it down to the ceremony, but I did see the pics and videos. Very strange to see her without all the radar gear up on the 08 level.
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It is good to see they will lay her up at Beaumont, TX. The US Navy needs to keep some de-commissioned ships in storage.

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The USS Nassau, aka "The Big Nasty," aka "The Death Star," was recently decommissioned in Norfolk. I served aboard her from 1999-2003. The ship was great and I have some good and bad memories of my service. She was the only ship I served on during my stint in the Navy.

I wasn't able to make it down to the ceremony, but some of my former friends from those days did and had a good time.

http://www.wvec.com/news/local/USS-N...118942484.html.
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I was on Peleliu from '83-'85.
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I was on Peleliu from '83-'85.
I was on it for the WestPac in 85, April to September.
This class seems to have been retired before it's time. Aside from the exploding toilets, were there any major defects?
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I was on it for the WestPac in 85, April to September.
This class seems to have been retired before it's time. Aside from the exploding toilets, were there any major defects?
Besides having been built by Lytton Industries?
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Besides having been built by Lytton Industries?
Remember the night they did some shore-bombardment practice?
I heard that it was cancelled in one hell of a hurry when they realized the rounds were falling on the wrong island.
Was in the Spring of 85, March maybe, any truth to that story?
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