Charleston Naval Ship Yards
Pier J, Charleston Naval Yards
South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Charleston Dry Dock
Lone Sailor guards the Memorial
Photo credit: Walkingfox
The Charleston and the Norfolk Naval Ship Yards
were where we docked while state side for loading
and unloading supplies and equipment.
Like most crews, we had our favorite places
to hang out while home and on liberty.
I have many fond memories of the Green Lantern
and the Long horn, but of course neither
of them are still open for business.
Sometimes the work was long and hard however,
the liberty was just as long and hard.
I like to believe that she, (the Goose), was a
perfect ambassador to the British Islands.
the people that I met while learning
about these great countries were all
warm, helpful and friendly,
they opened their hearts and their towns
and were always so eager to teach.
You can contact me at:
ussbetelgeuse at centurylink.net