It is with sad and heavy heart Chet and I must share the news that Earl Adams has passed away.  He died of a heart attack on November 1, 2014 in his home in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He was just 67. In case you didn't know, Earl was the creator of the TAGS-21 web site, in which he put countless hours. For me personally the site has been a jewel.. it's brought back countless wonderful memories.  I sailed with Earl on the USNS Michelson from 1970 to 1972.  At the time he was a 1st class PO, I was a very green 3rd class PO.  All of us who have sailed on the TAGS ships know of the lasting friendships and amazing experiences we've all had.  Earl was a fellow sailor and a friend.  I will miss him. Please feel free to leave a comment in the log book about Earl if you like.

Chet has acquired the "tags-21.info" domain which allows us to display all of the content that Earl has created. Ultimately we will be able to make updates and changes to the site.

Phil Brooks
Chet Headley.


Earl did such a great job on the tags website I thought I'd help out
and put together the "TAGS LOGBOOK". If anyone sees a questionable
post or just wants to say hi, please use my email link.

Thanks, and enjoy!! Phil Brooks

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Mar 1, 2017, 5:57 pm
Dave Johnson
US
Bowditch 1963-64 Just a kid seeing the world..........well the ocean for the most part. Did visit Japan, New York and the Panama Canal. Good times and great memories!!
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Jan 10, 2017, 1:45 pm
Albert Durgan
USN
Bowditch 1969-1972 mar '69 - dec '72 would be great to get in touch with some of the guys. I thought it was great duty for single guy.
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Dec 29, 2016, 4:30 pm
Robert Ericson-ETR2-technician
USN, Dutton then Bowditch, GI Tech Rep
Bowditch 1965-66
Dutton 1962-1964
As an ETR3 joined the Dutton in Nov 1962, thru overhaul in Aug 1964. Got out of the Navy and worked as a tech rep on the Harris Sonar Array system on Bowditch from summer 1965 until 1966 (?). Went to college in fall,67. Joined GE in 1972 to work on (what else), the FBM Program! Retired in 2004.
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Dec 19, 2016, 12:48 pm
Thomas Ogden Geophysicist
NAVOCEANO
Bowditch 1963,1964
Michelson 1965

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Dec 18, 2016, 2:47 pm
Bill James
USN
Bowditch 1976 - 1978
Dutton 1978 - 1980
H. H. Hess 1981 - 1983
I happened across this site after reading that China stole and underwater drown from the Bowditch. I sailed on the Bowditch 76-78 as an ET. This was my first ship in the Navy and I had a blast, if you don't mind a lot of time at sea this was some of the best sea duty in the Navy.
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Dec 18, 2016, 1:50 pm
Steve Howard
USN
Bowditch 59-60 It is interesting that the ship that had a "research drone" stolen by the Chinese this past week northwest of Subic was USNS Bowditch.

She looks a bit better than the old lady! But, not nearly as salty.

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Dec 17, 2016, 6:30 pm
Roger Swift
USN
Bowditch 1966-1968
Michelson 1965-1966
Looked for TAGS sight for some time. happy to have found you.
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Sep 24, 2016, 10:22 am
RM1 Stephen Shobe, Communications
USN
Dutton 1972-73 Please add me to your logs.....Best of times, Worst of times. Marselles, France, PLM HOTEL,Probably first to have sailed with two female Ensigns!!!!!
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Aug 29, 2016, 6:47 am
CTA1 John Whitlock
USN
Bowditch 1970-1973
Dutton 1970-1973
Was an RM3 stationed at NAVCOMMSTA Londonderry, NI, during the above periods and helped to communicate with both ships and several other USNS ships.
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Mar 12, 2016, 9:11 am
Steve Howard
USN
Bowditch 59-60 What is the status of this site? Is it possible to upload photos, etc.?
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