Congratulations to the USCGC Spar WLB-403, & its crew-members, celebrating its 50th. Anniversary, on its departure on 15 July "1966", out of Bristol RI. Getting underway and completing a 17,000 mile journey, up into the Arctic Circle, and throughout Europe's many ports.
an oceanographic survey with the naval department, and 8 civilians, in charge was Leonard G. Johnson, who conducted the survey for the navy.
God blessed us all, on a 180 foot ship.
*There are 6 crew members in touch with each other from
"1966" "Click onto names below for their comments"
*The SPAR encountered two storms while out at sea on this voyage, the two having the same thing in common, swells, they were being logged in at 65 to 80 high, each storm lasting just under two weeks. It wasn't hard to hear prayers being said in the berthing area. Read about each storm. The storms were named, Dorothy, with winds, up into 96 / 110 MPH, & Lois, with sustained winds, up to 74 / 95 MPH, read about these actual storms, thousands of miles from land, on a 180 foot buoy tender. God seen us through it all, sometimes I think we shouldn't be here.
author, Tom Hough, EN3 Spar WLB-403
* Do the Officers and crew members of the
Spar-WLB-403 deserve this medal, and the 50 th. anniversary is coming up, 15 July 2016.
Click onto medal, on right.