Irving E. Schneider
March 1955 - April 1958
BENNINGTON Information Contact Form
Wed, 30 May 2001 15:42:18 -0400
firstname.lastname@example.org (Irving E. Schneider)
mail_subject: BENNINGTON Information Contact Form
name: Irving E. Schneider
address1: 711 Estudillo Ave.,Apt.# 2
city: San Leandro
dayphone: (510) 352-3309
evephone: (same as above)
comments: I was stationed on board Big Benn from March 1955 until April 1958.
I went on board just before the Bennington came out of the Brooklyn Navy Yard,after extensive repairs,due to the explosion on board that killed 103 men.
We went on a shakedown cruise and later sailed around the Horn to San Diego.
I was mustered out of the Navy shortly after we arrived back in San Diego. The criuse to Sydney is one of my fondest memories.
Thank-you for this site! Sure brings back a lot of memories.
Alameda,where the USS Hornet is now a Naval Museum is only a 15 minute drive from my home. They are supposed to be opening a Bennington Exhibit in one of the hanger bays,if it isn't open already.
Sure do miss Big Benn!