Rhode Island Picture
Quonset Point Naval Air Station - Quonset Point, RI
Located within East Greenwich township
that the carrier on the right is the USS Lake Champlain CVS-39
Note: That carrier on right is a straight deck and one
on left is angle deck
The Naval Air Station at Quonset Point and the Sea Bee Base at
Davisville closed by the Federal Government in 1973. The site now houses
several Rhode Island Government authorities such as the
Island Air National Guard and the
Island Port Authority and Economic Development Corporation.
Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics Corporation, (submarines) also has
extensive facilities on the site. During my last summer in Rhode Island prior
to joining the Navy in 1963, I worked at the base Galley
(Mess Hall) as a
Queen. (That's a pots and pans
scrubbing/cleaning room.) We worked 12 hour days - six days a
week at $1.35 an hour regular and the last 4 on overtime at time and a half.
That was actually pretty good money for an 18 year old back in the early
sixties. The name of the company was "Citywide Janitorial Services."