I was with 7th Fleet, we would normally go into Subic Bay and tie
up on the long pier where there was a single entrance and it was long
to tie up our ship and either the Midway or one of the large amphip
It was always funny because you had to walk a long way once you
the gate. The time that really stood out was several times,
officer from Subic would visit the ships and would tie his dog to
gangway. A very friendly German Shepherd which would jump
with joy and try
to get next to folks coming on board. Of course the seaman
didn't know the
genesis of the dog and immediately assumed that it was a drug dog.
couldn't go way back to the gate nor did they dare risk walking
past the dog.
It was always funny to see the long line of glassine envelopes
crap dumped by the returning sailors. Of course the captain
misassumption by reminding the folks about dog searches. The
was then number of time that folks would come alongside in small
throw the crap to the ship and yes, there were those stupid enough
buy and accept the dope only to end up in the brig on Subic.
understand the need for that crap, but thankfully, I was never a
either as it always got me in trouble and gave me terrible headaches.