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CORAL SEA AUDIO

Sounds of the USS Coral Sea


Album from the 1960-61 Westpac - Here are sound files of a 33RPM record that came with the 1960-61 cruise book, one for each side of the record. Many thanks to Richard J. Gilinsky. He originally masterd both the monaural and stereo versions of this album.

- 1960-61 - Now Hear This - Side 1

- 1960-61 - Now Hear This - Side 2



Audio clips from the 1972 Westpac - A Vietnam Era collection of audio clips recorded off the 1MC announcements we all heard day in and day out while aboard. Most of these are Captain Harris giving the good news and the bad news. They will bring back some memories. Many thanks to Mike Ward for all his hard work in recording and saving these clips.


- March 1972 - Back on the line. Schedule outlook.

- 1972 - Pay Day Announcement.

- 1972 - Arriving Subic Bay.

- 1972 - Religous service announcement.

- 1972 - Duty working party.

- 1972 - Mail Call.

- 1972 - Colors.

- 1972 - Command Duty Officer Page.

- April 26, 1972 - Admiral Clairy's visit & LT M.G. Surdyc.

- 1972 - Task Force 77 & Rear Admiral departing.

- April 1972 - Debrief of fighting in Vietnam & Schedule.

- May 1972 - Schedule Update.

- May 6, 1972 - Lt. Marvin Wiles shot down. Major air strike against Biphong. F-4 driver Jerry Houston gets Mig kill.

- May 9, 1972 - Navy's first Vietnam Ace announcement.

- May 9, 1972 - Haiphong attack update, Cdr. Moss recovered.(Morning).

- May 9, 1972 - Haiphong attack update, Cdr. Moss recovered, Mjr. Clyde Smith return.(Afternoon).

- May 9, 1972 - Interview with Cdr. Moss, shot down and rescued.

- May 9, 1972 - Mining of Haiphong harbor. Mig kill.

- May 9, 1972 - Helo crew recovery. Mining of Haiphong harbor. President Nixon announcement.

- May 10, 1972 - Message from Adm. Zumwalt. Lose lips sink ships announcement.

- May 10, 1972 - Attack on Hydong. Mig kill.

- 1972 - Gulf of Tonkin operations update. 5 millionth pound of bombs loaded. Attaboy for Major Smith rescue.

- 1972 - Part I - Amazing story of Major Clyde Smith who was shot down in Laos and had to hide for four days before his dramatic rescue. Four parts. Read the detailed story here

- 1972 - Part II - Amazing story of Major Clyde Smith who was shot down in Laos.

- 1972 - Part III - Amazing story of Major Clyde Smith who was shot down in Laos.

- 1972 - Part IV - Amazing story of Major Clyde Smith who was shot down in Laos.

- 1972 - Fantail will close

- 1972 - Fantail closed & four bells.

- 1972 - Flight quarters.

- 1972 - Russian Trawler following ship.

- 1972 - Sunset photo-op.

- 1972 - Four bells.

- 1972 - Muster shore patrol.

- 1972 - Lights out.

- 1972 - Captain after "door" thieves.

- 1972 - Make readiness for sea.

- 1972 - Sea and anchor and detail.

- 1972 - Secure all heads and overboard discharges.

- 1972 - OOD change.

- 1972 - Shift colors.

- May 12, 1972 - Pre Hong Kong Subic Port call.

- May 14, 1972 - Captains announcement heading back to Hong Kong.

- 1972 - Captain giving instructions for liberty in Hong Kong.

- 1972 - Back on the line after Hong Kong.

- June 1, 1972 - Schedule Update.

- June 2, 1972 - Captain updates crew.

- June 1972 - Schedule Update.

- June 11, 1972 - Loss of Captains William Angus & David Wilson.

- June 20, 1972 - XO Struttin his stuff.

- June 20, 1972 - Last line period schedule.

- June 1972 - Damaged bird recovers with barricade landing. Carrier accidents.

- 1972 - Secure for storm.

- June 1972 - Captains Update.

- June 28, 1972 - Captain announces collision between Oriskany & Nitro. Air Conditioner problems. Water Hours.

- June 29, 1972 - 15,000th 1 ton bomb painted. Oriskany damaged.

- July 1972 - Operations update. Ship on high alert.

- July 1972 - Last day on line update.

- July 1972 - Captains announcement heading to Subic.


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