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Palo Alto Sea Scouts get new Navy boat

Original post made on Apr 9, 2013

The Palo Alto Sea Scouts' days of rebuilding decks and maintaining four ship engines is about to walk the gang plank. A newer ship supplied by the U.S. Navy will make way for adventures that could include trips to the Sacramento Delta and even on the high seas.

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Posted by PBSurfer
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2013 at 5:36 pm

Go Intrepid! Ship 51 forever....

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Posted by some guy
a resident of another community
on Apr 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

I didn't know Palo Alto had a marina anymore.

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Posted by Jan
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Apr 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

It would be good to give the "home" of the Sea Scouts now. Is it Redwood City? Thanks!!

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Posted by Martha Bowden
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:10 am

The Sea Scouts have 4 "Ships" which operate out of Redwood City and 1 "Ship" out of Sierra Pt./Brisbane. Each crew is called a "Ship" and each Ship has multiple boats. Two of the Ships are Palo Alto based and 2 are Redwood City based--that means that the crews are organized in Palo Alto or Redwood City even though all the boats are docked in Redwood City.

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Posted by Aaron
a resident of another community
on Apr 10, 2014 at 7:37 pm

I was stationed on the Olympic Venture (PTB-951) for three years. Sad to see her be retired from the Navy, but glad she will be used for a good purpose.

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Posted by Chris M
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on Dec 6, 2014 at 10:40 am

I was on the Venture with Aaron. I am glad she has a good home.

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Posted by Gordon Hansen
a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

I was stationed on this cutter when it's Hull # was 95310 its name was the Coast Guard cutter cape wash I was on it from 1968 to 1970 it was stationed in Monterey California and moral may California if you are interested and would like to know some of the heraldic action that this cutter has seen both in law enforcement and search and rescue I can tell you many stories including saving the lives of high school students off a fishing vessel in Morro Bay California my e-mail is I am very excited to see she is going to still be in service as I believe that it was my experience in the United States Coast Guard under the command of Capt. Ray Riutta retired vice admiral of the US Coast Guard help to make me the man that I am today. I now live in San Luis Obispo California.

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Posted by Patrick Gabriel
a resident of Mountain View
on Apr 9, 2015 at 2:40 pm

I live in Santa Rosa, CA I was a crew member on board the Olympic venture station Subbase Bangor, WA. Would love to see this boat which I spent a lot of my youth on!

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Posted by Brian Leighton
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 19, 2016 at 7:42 pm

I was stationed on PTB951 Olympic Venture formerly Cape Wash.
I was on it when we ran the last of the days on her 4 Cummins 1486 and began stripping them out to make way for 2 Cummins 1710 as we had procured the last of the head gaskets for the 1486's
I'm glad it has an after life!

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Posted by David Smith
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 am

I was the Ship Superintendent of the Venture PTB 951 at Subase Bangor soon after she was acquired from the Coast Guard. I spent many long hours on her during her refit and modernization, overhaul of all four main engines, both sailing clutches, addition of hull rubber, sonar, and the fabrication of her hydraulic brow. I would love to see her again.

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