Monday, November 16, 2009

Sand Point Naval Air Station

My web work for the Sand Point Naval Air Station has helped the station to gain a place in the listing for Washington Heritage Register of Historic Places. See:

Monday, October 26, 2009

First Flight Around The World

My "First Flight Around The World" video has been posted on Sand Point WA page: "Frontiers Of Flight"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


On April 10, 2010 there will be a meeting to promote placing one or all three of the remaining AO-143 Class Navy Oilers into the Pacific Ocean, along the California Coast as underwater reefs. California Ships To Reefs will make a one hour presentation to 20 – 143 Oiler Veterans.
View the web at:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Sand Point Navy Station Sand Point Washington

I have created a new web site for the old navy base on Lake Washington's Sand Point. It is created to support a drive for a Navy Support Museum on the old base and the drive kick off is the holding of a Celebration the 85th Anniversary of the The First Flight Around the World which started and ended at Sand Point Washington. The base is about to be designated a National Historic Site. See:

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Navy Base - Sand Point

Yesterday I learned that the first flight around the world originated in my own back yard at the old Navy Base, "Sand Point" on Lake Washington. It is near Seattle. It is hoped that a museum can be created at Sand Point where some old planes can be displayed in the old hangers. A proposal can be viewed at: where there is a link to the world flight story. I also hope a display about Navy Support can be placed in the museum, using a model of a Navy Oiler like that shown at:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Navy League meeting

Attended Navy League Breakfast supporting Military Personnel awards

Monday, May 18, 2009

Navy Oiler Museum Data

Today I sent my booklet “NEOSHO Class OILER a STORY” to the Curator of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum. He says he may be able to help promote this vision. The booklet can be viewed in pdf form at: In the transmittal letter I mentioned that this model may best be located in a museum at the Philadelphia Naval Ship Yard or the Mare Island Historic Park. The Navy says that the best place for USS Iowa is at Mare Island. Mare Island is just a couple miles west of Suisun Bay where these ship are preserved.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Oiler Server Down

I have been a little up tight today. The main server, which is huge, serving many many companies; has had our site down for some reason. sorry about that.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fire at Sea

In reading story "BROVO ON MY WATCH" on, I passed the story on to my ship mates. That generated another story of fire on a navy oiler.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Navy Oiler Wikipedia page

I have just about completed my first page on Wikipedia. It is quite an organized web site and a little hard to learn the coding. See:

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Navy Oiler Models Do Exist

I have found two oiler models. The AO-96 is the best and it's large. It's in Maryland. The curator for the navy modeling has given me a bidders list. See:

Monday, March 30, 2009

Navy Ship Models

I would like to see who has models of navy ship built during the years 1950 through 1980. Do any of you out there know of any?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oiler Museum Design

To make sure the Neosho class oilers are recognized it may be better to create a model of the ship and place a display in an existing museum. Two museum curators have already agreed the subject is worth while. View a new web page depicting the use of a model. Perhaps interest will be great enough to save an actual 143 class oiler before it is scrapped.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Since joining the Navy League a different idea has come along. Most of the old navy base here on Lake Washington has been sold to the City of Seattle and is a public park. The buildings will be used for housing. To remember the navy, perhaps only the working deck of an oiler need be placed to make the public aware of navy ship support activity. See:

Friday, March 13, 2009


Maritime Museum Survey points out that the West Coast only has 18% of all U.S. museums with the Northwest having 4%. That is a shame with Seattle being the "Number 2 Goal" for places to vacation. See:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Kawishiwi Photos

Two images of Kawishiwi have been posted on Google Earth in South China Sea and in San Diego by Midway Museum today. It may take a couple days to appear.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Possible site in Long Beach

The Long Beach area is another location the Navy Support Museum could be located. Near the Queen Mary Memorial is a small mooring area that could be used for the Oiler USS Kawishiwi AO-146. At the bow of Queen Mary is a Soviet Submarine. If that submarine can be located there, why couldn't our oiler. See: LONG BEACH AREA

Friday, February 6, 2009

Five Councils now in museum study

Five councils will now be studying a proposal to create a museum on the main land for the navy support ships. They are Alameda, Blueback Submarine, Santa Barbara, Long Beach and Hawaii. The Navy Supply Corps and Navy League D.C. office also will receive thoughts on the subject. Even a comment about proposal has been posted on the USNI Blog under Kitty Hawk:

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Navy Oiler has been
the dominate image on The Bluejackets’ Manual

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A forth council has offered help in creating a NAVY SUPPORT MUSEUM. It is the Santa Barbara council. Right now they are engaged in the commissioning of USS Stockdale in April 2009.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Navy League Councils Study Oilers

Three councils will be studying a proposal to create a museum on the main land for the navy oiler ships. They are Alameda, Blueback Submarine and Hawaii. The Navy Supply Corps and Navy League D.C. office also will receive thoughts on the subject. You can view status page at:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Native American NAMED RIVERS

600 years ago Native Americans enjoyed the clean waters of our nations rivers. They also utilized black thick liquids for health remedies. In other parts of the world this black liquid was called oil. Soon settlers came to north america and started to use this native oil and even drilled deep to establish our nations first oil wells. As years passed this oil was refined into an oil that produced heat in our nations ships, turning water into steam to power our ships. World war times made it necessary to carry this oil in special ships and transfer the needed oil to surface war ships while they were moving far out at sea. These ships were plentiful and it seemed they produced rivers of oil out to sea. They were not called tankers, they were called oilers. It became standard for the navy to name these oilers after rivers that Native American's named.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Kawishiwi Commander

View bio of our 61-62 commander Joe Vasey now living in Hawaii at Joe gave an interesting interview about John McCain