This is a flathead 45cid and would be a WLA or WLC military model.
"Walla Walla Union Bulletin", Tuesday, June 13, 1967, p.3.
Sub Rams Highway Near Stella, Wash.
AP: "Traffic ground to a halt on U.S. Highway 830 about 10 miles west of Longview Monday, when the submarine Tender USS Sperry plowed into the highway breaking pavement and knocking down power and telephone lines. The 530-foot Sperry was making its way down the Columbia River enroute from the Portland Rose Festival to San Diego when its pilot lost steerage, the 13th Naval District headquarters said.
Witnesses said sirens were screeching and the ships public address system was blaring an alert to the crew as the vessel sliced through the muddy bank near the little town of Stella and came to rest after chopping out half the pavement.
The Navy said the Sperry was aground for about two hours before backing off and proceeding down the river. The ship was not visibly damaged, the Navy said.
The Sperry, stationed in San Diego, is commanded by Capt. Michael M. Elliott, Manlius, N.Y.. A civilian pilot was abouard at the time of the mishap."
I think that I've seen a picture(s) before, but I had no idea what it was about. In 67, I was about 3 so I don't remember it from the news
Snip= USN slang for Engineering gang. It evolved to cover all mechanics, in the Navy.
I was one. Engineman/GM Diesel Technician
I worked mainly on V12 and V16 248A's. We had 4 V-16's and 2 V-12 (auxiliaries for ship's power) in each ER. plus all the other engineering stuff, fire pumps, purifiers, etc. The engines had a 10 inch stroke, 8.5 bore. 248 cu.in. per cylinder.
I also worked on GM 6-71's, periodaclly, on board the ship's launchs. Plus, as duty Engineman, I had to know how to run every piece of machinery in all the Engineering spaces, from the boilers, to the engines. Trips to sea sucked, engineering, first on, last off. I sat on an engine 8 hours a day, worked 4, slept another 8, and hung out the rest of the time.
The Proteus was in Florida, when I was on board the Sperry. The Dixon was there, in San Diego. The Sperry was the first ship, commissioned, after the attack on Pearl Harbor
It's kind of unusual, because most of them are Army and probably about 80% were marked "MP".
A very small number were actually used for the messengers as cross country motorcycles. The jeeps soon replaced them
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