Working on the ‘roof’…

This one brings back some memories…

And this is a BIG deck compared to the USS Coral Sea…  It’s a PR film by Grumman (as in Grumman Ironworks) It shows just how busy and TIGHT it is on the deck (AKA the roof)…

Enjoy and be glad you didn’t have to go on these 7-9 month cruises with 5000 of your ‘closest’ friends…

h/t JP


Working on the ‘roof’… — 10 Comments

  1. I never served on a flattop, but we sure sailed alongside ’em. My tin can was a ’44 vintage, so the cramped spaces look familiar, just the same.

  2. I spent the 9 mths cruise with 275 of my closest friends on a tin can… the real Navy. We mostly did asw work with the USS Hornet CVS 12 and some support with the USS Oriskany.CVA 34.

  3. Been there, done that flying “Stoofs” in VX-1, aboard the USS Randolph (CVS-15) and in VS-37, aboard the USS Hornet (CVS-12), and the COD, aboard the USS Enterprise (CVN-65). It is part of the explanation of why there is much “Silver” in the hair of this “Silver Fox.” 😉

  4. Rev- Just because the carrier is bigger, other than the roof and the hangar deck, most of the rest is just as cramped… 🙂

    CP- 275 is a LOT better than 5200, just sayin…

    Rev- LOL

    Joe- You’re a better man than I!!!

    WSF- OF course, but it’s military, so it doesn’t count!!!

  5. Great video!

    Hughes made one called “The Claws of the Cat” and it was about the weapons systems onboard the TomCat.

    I’ll have to see if I can find it.