1971-72 Westpac Photos – MM1 Richard Chambers

MM1 Richard Chambers sent photos of the Isbell’s 1971-72 Westpac cruise. Photos include at-sea exercises with other fleet ships, an UNREP, the Shellback initiation, and photos taken around Devonport, Tasmania.


5 Responses to “1971-72 Westpac Photos – MM1 Richard Chambers”

  1. Galen Carnicelli Says:

    I served on the Isbell from 1970 to 1973 and my name is not on the crew list. How do I rectify that? Would love to get in touch with some of my shipmates.
    ETR2 Galen Carnicelli

    • Ted Guess Says:

      Galen we hate to leave off anyone. I would also like to add you to our mailing list for our ships reunions, too. I have your name rate and years on the ship. Send me your address (city, state,sip) and I will add you to that list also.

      • Tina Blaydes Wright Says:

        Hey Ted, not sure what or how to speak
        of my wonderful father who passed in 2002 at the age of 70.We were from Memphis, TN.. He served in the Navy on the U.S.S. Isbell D.D.869. I have the Memory Book of One Who Gave All… CAPTAIN ARNOLD J.. ISBELL,,U.S.N..For Those who sail on the man of war that bears his name…The Officers And Men Of 1949.I am single and 61 yrs old, had no children,I had one brother who passed in 2014 with no children, no other family who is living. As the tears follow at this time, I guess what I am trying to say is, I would like to leave this legeicy where it would be safe and secured and treasured for all who have given life to those of us who still remain. I have problems with computers but you are welcome to contact me. I can’t see very well either. Please let me know of any reunion or gathering I would love to attend and pass this book on. If you will call me ,I can send pictures to you,I don’t know how to on a computer. Tina Blaydes Wright 601-201-8360… . My father was Billy Blaydes, sailed in 1949 during Korean War. Hope to get a call from you. Thanks, this has been something I really have wanted to do. Share a part of my dear father’s legecey….May GOD Bless us all. Amen

    • Ted Guess Says:

      To get on the crews list here go to the guest book and copy this comment in there and Dan will review it and add you to the crews list, or if you send me your information I would be glad to forward it to Dan for you after I update my list for the reunions.

      • Rolf Olsen Says:

        Hi Ted, I served on the Isbell in 1970. I don’t think anyone has my information. I would have loved to go to the San Diego reunion. I live in So Cal. Do you have any idea when there will be one in San Diego again? Here is my info:

        Name: Rolf Olsen
        Address: 7531 Quill Dr.
        Downey, CA 90242
        Phone: (562) 884-2463
        Email: tommytrojan49@gmail.com
        Rate: YN2 in Ship’s Office
        Division: ON Division
        Berth: Under mess decks
        Division Off: LTJG Thomas Grant
        Shipmates I am in touch with: Mark Williams and Charlie Foster

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