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My ship will be in New York during fleet week. If anybody wants a tour of USS Mason DDG-87 from May 24th - May 26th post here, PM me, or email me at [email protected]. Mets fans are preferred, but Yankee fans will be tolerated so long as you do not wear anything with a Yankees logo on it, and do not speak of them during the tour. :rofl: Also, tours of your Supra or other interesting car would be appreciated. :)
 

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sweet...is it named after George Mason by the way? my good friend is a student at GMU, would their shirts be tolerated???
 

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It is the third ship to be named Mason. The second (DE-529) was notable because it was the first ship to be manned by an all black enlisted crew with white officers. The crew successfully escorted many ships through a severe storm and even had to weld the ship back together during the storm when the deck split open. The crew was finally given the awards they deserved by Clinton when he was in office. There is a book about it called "Proudly We Serve". Oh, and to actually answer your question, the ship was named after Ensign Henry Newton Mason who was a pilot that was killed in the Battle of Coral Sea.

Edit: Oh, and any shirt you wanna wear will be tolerated except for any Yankees shirt as I have already mentioned. :gapteeth:
 

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Anybody can come aboard. Anybody will be able to tour A ship, but it will be a topside only generic tour. I think they are going to just rotate ships for the general tours so you won't know what ship you're going to go to. If you want a tour of MY ship where you will get to see the inside of the ship where the magic happens you'll need to know somebody...like me.

I haven't gotten any PM's or emails or anything yet. If you're serious about wanting a tour I'll need some contact info so I can meet you at the gate. A name and a cell number or just a name and a time to meet you at the gate will work.

I might go to the Mets game today, so if I do I won't be able to gives tours then. :p Oh, and for the record, I'm actually a Rangers fan. I just also like the Mets and Boston because they both hate the Yankees too. :D
 

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Ahhh you suck, I'm going to Canada this weekend so I can't see you squids, lol :). Relax, just kidding around, my cousin is also in the Navy, he was also gonna take me on the ship. Man, I so wanted to go to, he told me about the knee knockers. I experienced those knee knockers on a Submarine, hurt like a bitch, hurts just thinking about it.

I believe I've also missed the Blue Angels on May 16 or 17th, can't remember. Well, have fun guys. Take care.
 

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I was station on the USS Thorn DD988 which has been pulled from sea. What rank and rate are? FC2 MK86 GFCS / HARPOON / RAM. 1996-2005
 

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I'm also a FC2. I'm a computer/display tech though, so I'm really a DS.
 
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