This week we remember the terrible tragedy that occurred 11 years ago on September 11th.

We take the time to pray for those lost and those left behind.

We hope that time and prayers have eased the pain and suffering, and this event in our history has brought us, as well as those directly involved closer to God.


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WASHINGTON D.C. - 2012 REUNION

Jim Chryst Message.....click here

Larry Kurtz photos .......click here
Photos from Ron Cook.....section I and section II

USNCSA Reunion in San Antonio, Texas....click here

 

February 2013 Newsletter......click here
November 2011 Newsletter......click here
Donation and Presentation aboard the Little Rock...click here for details
Troutman makes presentation on behalf of Providence Association...click here for more
Jim Chyrst and Jim Koelmel aboard the USS Little Rock....click here
Jim Chryst aboard the USS Providence SSN-719 - Control Room... click here for more info
Lou Meier shares his photos from the past....click here

       

 

 

 

USS PROVIDENCE SSN-719

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CITY OF PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
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Navy Unit Commendation 1968 NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION TO PROVIDENCE - 25NOV66 TO 08NOV68

Navy Unit Commendation 1972 NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION TO PROVIDENCE - 20APR72 TO 01DEC72

POUNDING THE DO SON PENINSULA - 1972 CRUISER- DESTROYER ATTACK VIETNAM
PROVIDENCE CALL SIGN "FIGHTING DEVIL" USED IN NAVAL GUNFIRE SUPPORT
COMSEVENTHFLEET CALL SIGN - "JEHOVAH" (formerly Blackbeard)

June 9, 1972 - New York Times Magazine - "Banging Holes in the Land"
--The Vietnam war from the deck of a U.S. cruiser
....................................... an article by Donald Kirk

COMMAND HISTORY REPORT FOR 1967

COMMAND HISTORY REPORT FOR 1968

COMMAND HISTORY REPORT FOR 1972

NAVY UNIT COMMENDATION TO SSN719 (4)

 

 



USS PROVIDENCE MEMORIAL DISPLAY CASE NOW ABOARD THE USS LITTLE ROCK IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK
Donations requested for the USS PROVIDENCE SHOWCASE aboard the LITTLE ROCK and the potential USS SALEM display.   Shipmates can bring their items to the upcoming reunion or mail/contact Jim Chryst. click here for contact information..thank you for your support... Providence Association

 



The Library of Congress - American Folklife Center
VETERAN'S HISTORY PROJECT
presents



Carl Dustin
baldcoyote@webtv.net

War: World War II, 1939-46
Branch: Navy
Unit: USS Herzog and
USS Providence
Service Location: Mediterranean Sea; South Atlantic;
North America; Central America
Rank: Fire Controlman Second Class
Place of Birth: San Diego, CA

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JOLLY ROGER NEWSLETTER
Special New Year's Editon
1 January 1946

JOLLY ROGER NEWSLETTER
Special New Year's Editon
1 June 1946

Thanks Carl for sharing the Jolly Roger Newsletters with us........Sam

 

Five ships of the United States Navy have been named USS PROVIDENCE, after the city of Providence, Rhode Island.

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The first Providence was a 12-gun ship (sloop) originally named Katy was taken into the Continental Navy in 1775. First Naval Command of John Paul Jones on May 10, 1776..
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The second Providence was a 28-gun sailing frigate launched in 1776 and captured by the British in 1780.
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The third Providence was a gundalow built on Lake Champlain in 1776 which fought in the Battle of Valcour Island. A gundalow is a single masted rowing gunboat. (3 cannons + 9 guns)

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The fourth Providence was the light cruiser (CL-82) from 1945 to 1949, de-activated - Reserve Fleet - converted to a guided missile cruiser (CLG-6) - again in service from 1959 to 1973.

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The fifth Providence (SSN-719) is a Los Angeles-class nuclear attack submarine commissioned in 1985 and on active service and patrol as of 2009.

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CL82 Softball Team - BM1 Marshall D. Williams .... back row third from left
Submitted by Larry Williams

 

Providence News Clippings From The Past ...click here

USS RONALD REAGAN RETURNS (7/06/06)...click here

MASTER & COMMANDER...click here

ENS. HAAS SHARES HIS PHOTOS ..click here

SUBIC BAY NAVAL BASE ..click here

USS PROVIDENCE "MODEL" ..click here

SPECIAL VIDEO SELECTIONS ..click here

USS PROVIDENCE DRILL TEAM..click here

SAM AND DAVY JONES IN 1968 ..click here

The Log of Cromwell Smith - Plank Owner 1945...click here

THE TIMES OF Eugene Willard Rogers S2/C...click here

Dianne Nezgoda shares "The Jolly Roger" from the times when
her dad, Eugene Nezgoda sailed on Providence....click here

 

"I WAS A SAILOR ONCE" click here

Providence Chief Engineer in 1959

Sketches of Providence by Arthur Beaumont .html
July 1969

 

 

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