The second Ship I was stationed on was the USS San Bernardino LST 1189. She had a flat bottom to her. This was design so that we could take the ship extremely close to the beach to off load the marines.

The bad part about having the flat bottom was she would rock from side to side in any type of sea. It could get really interesting when we were in rough seas.

On one of those underway periods we were in some moderate seas. I had some spare time so I went up on the signal bridge to try and get some pictures of the waves coming up over the bow of the ship.  Unfortunately this was the best one I could get before they secured the weather decks due to heavy seas.


Thanks to all the Veterans who have served this country.