Carl Dustin remembers.......
May 15, 1945 Providence Commissioned
Providence received many fine gifts from the Citizens of the City of Providence which included an Ice Cream Maker and a Silver Service Set.The city of Providence was very proud of their new ship; you had to be there.
She served as a Flag Ship in Mediterranean waters during the next four years, with three tours of duty as an operational unit of the SIXTH fleet.
June 1945 Guantonamo Bay, Cuba .....shakedown cruises
October 15, 1945 Providence next to USS Bataan - Providence, Rhode, Island
October 25, 1945 Sirens Shrill Welcome
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