Tuesday, October 2, 2018
LST-325 Visits Dubuque-- Part 4: LST-806 At Sea in the Pacific
In New Orleans, the LST-806's weapons were mounted. Then the ship went through the Panama Canal on its way to the South Pacific Ocean.
"Along the equator, there were times the ocean looked like glass -- it was absolutely calm," he recalled. "The sunrises and sunsets were gorgeous."
His job on board was to assist in the ship's office and he also served as a "conn talker," an individual who relays the captain's orders to the rest of the crew.
After sailing along the equator alone, the 808 joined a large number of ships upon arrival in the South Pacific. After that, the ship embarked on a series of island invasions.