This gallery will include photos of Former Crew, Family Members, and of course the Greatest warship herself! Note: I will be grabbing them from our 'Official' Facebook Group so if you posted them, they are 'fair game!' Be sure to post a description with the photos you post so I can include it with the photo (hint)
NN in Puerto Rico found online and shared by: Joe Vaccariello
Herkie and Keith Haight onboard the Newport News
2-22-63 Formation of T-28's flying over USS Newport News off Mobile Bay, Mobile Bay, Alabama.
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Al Siegel during 1st Westpac
Sunbathing during holiday routine!
Report on hostile fire (thanks to shipmate Carl Cole)
Thunder all dressed up in her finest for the Halifax NATO cruise
Thunder in Kagoshima City, Japan 1969 (Al Siegel)
Assumed Sea Dragon duties for the very first time. We fired our guns in anger for the first time as well later that night.
Herb's fantastic ships store At the Warwick reunion
Joe Vetillo - 2019 Reunion USS Salem CA-139 Our sister ship.
OI division cocktails! 2019 Reunion
Back in C.I.C. , just like the old days!
At our 2019 reunion,Al Siegel had an opportunity to meet up again with plank owner Sherwin Wiersig.
USS Newport News CA-148 Memorial Plaque
1960 Med Cruise in Venice, Italy
OI Div. Radarmen on the bridge. 2019 reunion
Sauer, Lauraitis, Fahy, and Marks. 1st Vietnam Cruise
NN In Villefranche-sur-Mer
Taking on some 'Lead'
Special deliveries for the NVA!
Our liberty boat taking shipmates to St Thomas, or as Captain McCarty (RIP) would say, " go enjoy the goodies of St Thomas"
Took this shot during the 1st Westpac Cruise of Thunder in Hong Kong Harbor. One of my favorites (Al Siegel)
Cuban Missle Crisis Patch (Herb Bernard)
5 in. round on the way! (Bob Little)
Some gunners 5th div 1972
Rome 1955. My father Lt JG Joseph Infante is at the extreme right.
Taken in 2017 when visited USS Salem (Marty Johnston)
Two NN shipmates reunited for a couple days of sharing "Thunder" memories and current family interests. Boatswains Mates Dominic Bottone and Gary Strine, 7th Division 71-74
This article was published slightly over 50 years ago. Thought you would all find it interesting. We share a brotherhood with the Aussies on the Perth that lasts till this day (Al Siegel)
Shared by John Pradelski
Going through my Newport News material, I came across these two plates that were retrieved by doc Mike Lanier while thunder was being scrapped. I deeply appreciate having these because they were the plates to my two working spaces, CIC as well as after radar. (Al Siegel)
Shared by Tom Sprtel
Your soon-to-be former officers... President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer
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USS Newport news Vietnam 1972
Operation Lions Den - raid on Haiphong Harbor Aug. 27, 1972
THIS IS WHAT A WARSHIP LOOKS LIKE AFTER DAYS ON THE GUNLINE (Al Siegel)
Getting ready to dock in Oslo Norway 1966 (Charles Bunting)
YNCS Paul Kolasci Jr 94th birthday shared by his Daughter Patti Kolasci Wade
Shared by: Gary Doerr
Memorial service at the USS Kidd DD661, June 2009. L to R ETN2 John Noll, HM3 Mike Gallo, ETR2 Al Siegel, LtJG Norm Swanson (RIP), HM2 Mike Lanier.
Master Chief Dexter Goad Memorial Card. Rest In Peace
Master Chief Dexter Goad - image created by: Bill Gowacki
Working party is going well, despite the temperature of 101 degrees. Shared by: Jim Peden
Robert E. Savitsky
DaNang Harbor 1967
USS Newport News Museum onboard the USS Salem
Our lovely Grey Lady in dry dock at Portsmouth, Va when I first went aboard in 1968 (Marty Johnston)
USS Newport News sending some lead downrange!
NN outboard with her sisters In Philadelphia Naval Yard.
The photo caption says it all!
Thomas Beyster at the wall
HolyStoning the teak!
Admiral Edwin Snyder and Bob Freeman. NN Reunion
Speach to the crew at reunion
With Wendy C Siegel, Melissa Anne Siegel, Hope Schumejda and Rachel Noll John's daughter.
The work party gotta get some chow!
I'd hate to be on the receiving end of this volley..1st Westpac (Al Siegel)
OE Division getting sqaured away for the Navy Unit Commendation ceremony. Norfolk July 1968
1967 - Completion of T3 firing mission near DMZ (Al Siegel)
Rearming during 1st Westpac. From the Thunderbolt
Crewman of the USS NEWPORT NEWS (CA-148) steady a crate of eight inch powder charges as it arrives from the USS PYRO (AE-24) during operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, 11 October 1967
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