USS TRAVERSE COUNTY LST-1160
A PHOTO ALBUM OF A YEAR ABOARD: JULY 1968 TO AUGUST 1969
By Jerry Search, then RD3
Most are from our Med Cruise, July-December, 1968
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Moonrise in Malta.  A time exposure, with the camera sitting on a flag locker.
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The lights of Valetta, Malta
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Another time-exposure, as the ship swings at anchor.
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Valetta, Malta. USS Yancy AKA-93 in the foreground, with the TC in rear center.
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Unknown location at sunset.
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Back in Little Creek, raising the causeways into place.
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Raising a causeway onto a ridge on the side of the hull, where it will be secured. 
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At the left, the causeways in service, as a portable pier.
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Steaming in the Aegean Sea, incredibly calm!  Of course the TC was taking 5 degree rolls when this was taken!
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Same day, but looking forward.
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Watching TV in the mess decks.  It was here that we watched the first moon landing in July, 1969

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The best I could come up with for a mustache at 20!

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Hatch leading to "lower aft OPS" berthing compartment, where 9 guys lived.
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My "rack", on the top left.  Racks were 3 high. You can see 3 more just to the left of picture, 9 total.
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 Standing between the racks looking back at our lockers. 
The 9 racks, lockers, and one chair.  Nice & roomy!

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My locker.  Almost all our  stuff had to fit in this one  tiny locker.
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Just like home, huh?  The sinks always looked this way, even a few hours after we cleaned them 
(every AM). 
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Ah, privacy.  Four toilets, facing each other.  Privacy did not exist on the TC.
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A Maltese "bum boat"? which would take you ashore for a few bucks (I think).
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Aegean Sea fishing boats returning to port in the early morning.  The smaller boats had 2 huge spotlights for night fishing. 

January 6, 2001