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Posted 6 years ago


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The Pearl Harbor Survivors Assocation had ask the Navy to name a Destroyer or Crusier Pearl Harbor, but the Navy decided to name a Landing Ship Dock as it's namesake. I attended the Christening on Feb 24, 1996 and the Commissioning on May 30 1998. The homeport for the USS Pearl Harbor is San Diego, CA.


  1. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you scottvez
  2. Lucee198, 6 years ago
    Thank you to all survivors.
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you kerry10456
  4. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you dermead
  5. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 6 years ago
    “Plank Owner” – someone who was on the crew when the ship was commissioned (Navy guys are welcome to correct me if I said it wrong).

    I was in a newly formed joint unit under the Atlantic Command several years back, so as an Army guy I got to work for a Navy Commander. He called us all “plank owners” in this new unit, and when we rotated out, we got a plaque to that effect.
  6. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Maybe AR8Jason can answer your question, But members of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association received "plank owners" plaques. Iam a member of the Sons & Daughters Pearl Harbor Survivors and I received a plaque also. I believe we pushed the Department of Navy so hard to name a ship after "Pearl Harbor"
    that they were glad to get rid of us after the ship was built. We wrote letters to our senators and congressman(woman) To get a ship named after Pearl Harbor before all the Survivors were gone.
  7. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you Chrisnp for your comments.
  8. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Thank you officialfuel
  9. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 6 years ago
    Kevin, Thanks for the information on Navy history.

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