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for the
USS NEWPORT NEWS / Heavy Cruiser  CA-148

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Movies From Master Chief Dexter Goad

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Movie Files With Sound

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From Cuba to Vietnam

From Cuba to Vietnam

  An old chief remembers his two exciting tours on the world's greatest cruiser, the USS   Newport News CA-148.  Counter-Battery film taken by LT Bruce Yarborough.

  10 min. 1 Sec.with Sound

ThunderStorm 1961 - USS Newport News

ThunderStorm 1961 - USS Newport News

  Thunder (USS Newport News, CA-148) engages the worst storm of her 26 year history.

  4 min. 29 sec. with Sound

Uss Newport News, CA-148 Plankowners '03 Reunion

Uss Newport News CA-148, Plank Owners 2003 Reunion

  Uss Newport News CA-148 Plank Owners 2003 Reunion A short video of some of the   Shipmates who put the Uss Newport News CA-148, in Commission in 1949.

  36 sec. with sound

MasterChief  Ragland Departing

MasterChief Ragland Departing

  The World's Greatest Master Chief talks about his Love for The World's Greatest Ship.   When the Supreme Commander made Rags, He broke the mold. Like Thunder, Master   Chief Ragland was one of a kind. Rest In Peace, Shipmate. We Miss You. MCPO Dexter   Goad, USN Ret.

  4 min 21 sec with sound

PlankOwners Roy Johnson & Bill Minick

Plank Owners Roy Johnson and Bill Minick

  Roy shares his memories of the first years of the World's Greatest Cruiser and his lifelong   friendship with Shipmate Bill Minick.

  6 min 44 sec with sound 

XO SPEAKS OF TWENTY FALLEN SHIPMATES

The XO Speaks Of Twenty Fallen Shipmates

  A description by Captain Bob Leverone. of what happened on 1 Oct, 1972,. Shipmate   Leverone reported for duty with the Supreme Commander on September 9th, 2009. 

  10 min 30 sec with sound 

Fallen Shipmates Honored at Lone Sailor Unvieling

Fallen Shipmates Honored at Lone Sailor Unvieling

  USS Newport News, Ca-148 and Others Hold Tribute in Norfolk to Those Who Made the   Supreme Sacrifice.

  5 min 39 sec with sound 

2002 Thunder Working Party aboard the USS Salem

2002 Thunder Working Party aboard the USS Salem CA-139

  Shipmates from the USS Newport News, CA-148, Work aboard their Sister Ship to help   establish a Museum and Tribute to our Fallen Shipmates.

  10 min with sound 

Fallen Shipmates Veterans Day musical video

Fallen Shipmates Veterans Day Musical Video

  A Dexter Goad edited video of a tribute to his Fallen Shipmates with the sound track of   Singer/Songwriter Red Johnson's song, Veteran's Day.

  2 min 13 sec with sound.

Fallen Shipmates October 1, 1972

Fallen Shipmates October 1, 1972

  A Tribute to USS Newport News Shipmates Killed during a Turret Explosion in Vietnam.

  3 min with sound 

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My Love Of Thunder



Movies From Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970

Movie Files Without Sound

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USS Newport News CA-148 - Turret 3 Firing Mission

Turret 3 Firing Mission

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970

  1 min. 16 Sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - Schumejda Highlines to Perth 1967

Doug (Steve) Schumejda ETR3/OE Division
Highlines to Perth 1967

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970

  1 min. 27 sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - Rearming from USS Mount Katmai

Rearming from USS Mount Katmai

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970.

  5 min. 13 sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - Pulling in to pier 7, Norfolk, VA

Pulling in to pier 7, Norfolk, VA

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970.

  40 sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - Liberty Boat

Liberty Boat

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970.

  28 sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - Hong Kong Liberty

Hong Kong Liberty

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970.

  1 min 15 sec.  No Sound

USS Newport News CA-148 - 2nd Fleet Maneuvers

Second Fleet Maneuvers

  Provided by Al Siegel ETR2/OE Division 02/1967 to 02/1970. 

  2 min 52 sec.  No Sound



Video provided by Bruce Franklin BM2, USS Haleakala AE-25

Movie Files Without Sound

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USS Newport News CA148, taking on munitions during WESPAC 1972 (no sound)

USS Newport News CA148, taking on munitions during WESPAC 1972

  This video was originally taken in 1972 on 8mm Super 8 film by a Boatswain's Mate (rig captain) on the USS Haleakala AE-25. It shows the USS Newport News CA148 taking on munitions and other goods during WESPAC 1972. The camera and film were provided by Bruce Franklin who was a BM2 on the USS Haleakala. He edited his film and provided this video to be shared with all those who served on the Newport News and anyone else who shares an interest in great fighting ships.

  5 min. 52 Sec.  No Sound



Video provided by William (Bill) Eisfeld BT-2, 1968 - 1972

Movie With Musical Score

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USS Newport News CA148, 1968 -1972 (Musical Score)

USS Newport News CA148, 1968 -1972

  This video is provided by Bill Eisfeld BT-2. He worked in B Division on Boiler #2 (Oil King). Bill had this digitally transferred from color film that he personally took while on the ship and on liberty. He was also able to get action shots of our great ship from the refueling ship. The color quality is exceptional. All former crew members owe him a debt of gratitude for having the forethought to capture these memories on film for many to share. The scenes within show the USS Newport News refueling, taking on supplies, going under the Golden Gate, entering New Orleans,traversing the Panama Canal and on the gun line off of Vietnam. There are also scenes of Liberty Call in various ports. Please take the time to watch it through to the end. You won't be disappointed. BRAVO ZULU to Bill for helping to keep the memories of the USS Newport News alive.

  58 min. 20 Sec.  Musical Score


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