Drill Mine Operations Aboard the
USS Moctobi (ATF-105) Off Maui


USS MOCTOBI (ATF-105)
[Courtesy of NavSource Naval History]

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii Mar 1968, Curtis Christian - far right, in shorts

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968, Curtis Christian, retrieving  MK 36 drill mine

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968, Curtis Christian, retrieving  MK 55 drill mine

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968, Curtis Christian on rail, in back, retrieving  MK 57 drill mine

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968, Curtis Christian behind retrieved Mk 27. Perhaps
 the last US Navy mine plant of Mk 27. Later taught in mine school until the 1970s.

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968, Curtis Christian (front, with cigarette) handling raft.

 


Off Lanai, Maui, Hawaii - Mar 1968. Bad launch-boat turned
 over, lost dive gear. Retriever Christian barely missed ship's prop.

 

[All pictures are Official US Navy Photos and have been provided by Curtis Christian]


Derick S. Hartshorn - 2013-present
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