Fred, was on a DD also. Was on the DD 846 USS Ozbourn. Time frame 70 to 71. Signalman. Home Port San Diego. Two stacker, one helo pad on rear, asroc in midships, two con location, Decom in 74. Was fun.
tell me more about your swabbie experience.
Did that same trick so many times. REally does work with the sand. Good idea.