Category: Karl’s Navy No.1 Group

These are presentations of my own personal experiences in the Navy.

Ex Subic Bay Naval Base & SBFZ Stories #1

Zg465. (-03). Waterfront Road, by my boat landing and in front of HQ Building # 229. In 1962 we were always anchored out! The new Hellships Memorial is just dead ahead, maybe 100 feet.   A place for various stories of the former Subic Bay Naval Base which is now the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, […]

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USS Belle Grove LSD-2, steaming and operations 1960 to 64.

Zg285. (-05). 1962 Nov. Caribbean, Cuba Crisis, the Flight-Deck is loaded.   ———————————————————– This album with 14 pics is about steaming and operations of the USS Belle Grove LSD-2 1960 to 64. These are my pictures shot during my tour on the USS Belle Grove LSD-2 1960-64. We made two WESTPAC Cruises, made a special […]

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Navy Divers & Friends on Liberty in Subic Bay

  Zf684. From left to right, Karl-Wilhelm Welteke, Alan Yu, Charlie Moser, Dan, Scott Simms & Bill Loudermilk. I retired in 1991 and stayed in Subic, Alan Yu served as a SKC on the USS Beaufort with Bill Loudermilk, when the USS Beaufort sunk in Subic. Charlie Moser, we served together in 3 commands, Dan […]

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Army-Navy Story in Subic Bay

Zc701. This is Grande Island, the former Fort Wint, in its heyday as a Navy Recreation Center. A battle ship and an amphibious ship are passing each other in and out of Subic Bay. On the island, left side and up is Battery Warwick, the two 10 Inch guns have been removed already at this […]

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Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963

A cargo barge, converted to a diving school was our main venue for class room and surface supplied diving training. This was on the Naval Station San Diego, 32nd Street. This is BM3 Karl-Wilhelm Welteke under the Navy Diver School sign on the diving barge in 1963. Navy Diver Second Class students at their morning […]

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Navy Bootcamp San Diego 1960, Company 331. The Navy Recruit Training Command San Diego at the Naval Training Center was my first home in the United States Navy starting on the 14th July 1960. Navy Recruit Company # 331 in 1960 was my company for about 12 weeks in the NTC San Diego. We marched […]

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