Archive for the ‘Photos’ Category

Reserve Fleet Exercises, 1973

January 6, 2010

The Isbell joined the reserve fleet upon completion of her 1971-1972 Westpac cruise, joining DESRON 27 out of Long Beach, California.

Here are some photos of reserve fleet exercises, as well as stops in San Francisco and Mazatlan, Mexico.

Contributed by Dan Davis.

Portland Rose Festival, 1972 and 1973

January 6, 2010

As a part of Fleet Week, the USS Arnold J. Isbell visited Portland, Oregon, for the annual Rose Festival in both 1972 and 1972. Here are a few photos from those visits.

Contributed by Dan Davis

1962-1964 Photos – Steve Bilbo

November 20, 2009

Click here to see these great photos from Steve Bilbo (RM2, 1962-64).

1971-72 WestPac Photos

September 20, 2009

A collection of photos from the Isbell’s 1971-72 WestPac cruise. It includes two Shellback initiations, plus stopovers at Manus Island and Devonport, Tasmania.

1971-72 WestPac Photos

Contributed by Dan Davis


Fritz Thavenet Photos

September 12, 2009

Photos supplied by Fritz Thavenet. Fritz made one cruise with Capt. Porter who was still in command when Fritz left in December 1958.

“Now I know why I left the Navy after 4 years. I believe this was 3rd class pay at that time.”

Sports teams from the 1957 cruise.

Isbell in Wellington, NZ, 1956

September 12, 2009

Destroyer Division 112 in the harbor at Wellington, New Zealand in 1956. The Isbell is in the foreground and the USS Ozbourne (DD846) is at her port quarter. The USS Frank Knox (DD742) and USS Hollister (DD788) are tied up abreast at the inner pier.

The photo below is a detail of a photo covering a much larger area of the city. Click on the photo below to view the larger image.


Change of Command

September 6, 2009

Change of Command ceremony, from CDR Elmo Zumwalt Jr., to CDR R.L. Porter in 1957, and a bio of CDR Porter.