Category Archives: WEST PAC 1962

“A” Division – Repair & Maintenance (Landing Craft, etc.) circa 1962-64

Photographs of the Calvert’s “A” Division areas and crew.

Steve Straka (MM2, “A” Division, 1962-1965) provided these photographs from his time aboard the Calvert during the 1962 and 1964 WEST PAC deployments. Steve explains:

“A Division was part of the engineering, fresh water, air cond. steering gear, we repaired the winches for the cargo booms, and most important of all, we repaired and maintained the motors on all of the boats on board.  We also were on all the boats when they were operating, landing operations, liberty and mail runs in port.  I was in charge of the evaporators and air cond.”

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Transferring with the USS Catamount (LSD-17) during rough seas, WEST PAC ’62 or ’64

Great photographs of the Calvert and the USS Catamount (LSD-17) in rough seas.

Steve Straka (MM2, “A” Division, 1962-1965) provided these photographs of the Calvert from his personal collection and the photos were taken either during the 1962 or 1964 WEST PAC deployment. Thanks also go to Wasey Broussard for providing the name of the Catamount and correction that this encounter at sea was not likely a refueling, but instead likely a transfer drill.

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