|William Lee Brittain, 1942-2003|
He served aboard the USS Pictor, where he was a machinist and traveled to Japan, Okinawa, Hong Kong, The Phillipines and Hawaii. He also served aboard the USS Scamp, a nuclear-powered submarine. For at least part of that time, he was based at Hunters Point Naval Station in San Francisco. Here are some photos and documents that tell about Dad's time in the Navy.
|Dad's Armed Forced ID card. I think he looks a little like |
Elvis in that picture.
|Bill Brittain, the guy in the middle with the black eye...|
Dad didn't talk all that much about his time in the Navy, but when he did tell stories, they were usually about his good times. He and I were both a little tickled to find out that one of his Bay Area haunts when he was stationed at Hunters Point was also a bar I liked to frequent in my younger days. Like father, like daughter!
|Those Navy boys sure knew how to have fun! This was taken during|
his time on the USS Pictor, and was likely somewhere in the Far East.
|The USS Scamp is the submarine that Dad was stationed aboard|
|Some of Dad's memorabilia from his Navy days: the yearbook |
from his time on the USS Pictor, and a statue of the USS Scamp
|Dad's Honorable Discharge certificate|