Shipmates' Photographs

Larry Walker

This is a 1968 photo from the Picking as she was firing 5"/38 shells on North Vietnam shore targets

Larry Walker and Blackwell in port in Taiwan

In a lighter vein, next are some photos showing an old Navy tradition the Picking crossing of the equator on the 1966-67 cruise which metamorphised lowly polliwogs into noble shellbacks

The Royal Court and the Royal Baby 

The XO meeting Davy Jones                                                                        The beauty contest!

Bailey coming out of the garbage chute                                                        Dunking in salt water

Carl Walker kissing the baby's belly                                                              More of the beauty contest