USS Guide MSO-447

Iron Men Wooden Ships

Don McAllister's Photos



USS Lucid (MSO-458)

"We were dodging typhoons the whole 63 WestPac trip, but got caught in typhoon Faye with 20 to 30 foot swells.  I kept thinking we were going down.  I don’t think anyone who was ever on the Guide could have been on a rougher ride.  Can you imagine what the seas were like with 80 miles per hour winds? I tried to get out to take a picture without getting swept overboard and I got a couple but they didn’t do justice to what it was really like. Don

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