Welcome to the "Sound File Collections"
of the USS NEWPORT NEWS.
These sound files are recordings made
many years ago and have been converted to Internet Sound files for your
listening enjoyment. This is an opportunity to go back into the history of
A. Below are a List of Sound Files. click on the "SPEAKER" graphic
to play the file.
B. These are very LARGE files, stand by for Long "Download Wait
C. Each file should play automatically, all you have to do is click
on the speaker graphic and wait.
D. If you have problems, see the "Problem
with sound file" section below.
Click on speaker to start sound files playing from your browser.
Click on "Down load" Icon to copy these files to your PC's Hard drive.
Bob Lester Sound Files
files recorded Newt Robinson; ICC/E Division; Served from 08/71/ to
and converted to Internet Format by
BT-3/ B-Division, boiler room #2. Served on the NN from 12/70 to 07/74.
This is a Combat
recording of the USS Newport News clearing out Haiphong Harbor, Viet Nam,
August 27, 1972 and was attacked by 3 PT boats.
Call to general Quarters
This is a nice short test file to see if your browser will play MP3 files.
If you get a error message or if you do not hear any sounds, see
File Name - ptgq.mp3; Size 27KB; Play time 13 Seconds;
Recording of the combat between the
NN and 3 PT boats.
Pretty exciting stuff here.
Some pretty intense sailors on this recording.
Stand by for some rough language.
Part 1 of 2; File
Name - ptaction1.mp3; Size 963KB -
Play time 17 Minutes
Part 2 of 2; File Name - ptaction2.mp3; Size 182 KB - Play time 3
Recording of the Captain Zartman's
talk to the crew after the above Combat was over. A good description of
File Name - ptcaptain.mp3;
Size 355 KB - Play time 6 Minutes
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions
Having Problems with the Sound Files?
"I am new at this Internet stuff. I don't know how to Download and
Run the Program."
clicking on the above Links did not work for you, and you have No
knowledge on how to do "Download and Run files" then I would recommend you
avoid this page for now until you get instructions from someone. If you
are "brave of heart" see instructions below on how to install the needed
"The MP3 Files Won't play."
MP3 files require that your browser has a plug-in that will play these
kind of sound files. Most current versions of MSIE and Netscape have these
types of plug-in's already installed. If yours does not, you should take a
few minutes to add good audio player plug-in to your browser.
"It Takes too Long to download file to Browser."
With Older PC on Slow modems, this will be a major Problem. If you have a
28k baud modem, you can expect up to a 5 minute download time on some of
those bigger files. The same file even with a 56K modem, tuned up for
maximum speed will take up to 3 minutes. But if you have a "Cable direct"
or ISDN, that same file will only take less than 1 minutes to download.
Page was created on 09/24/99