USS ATAKAPA ATF 149
Floyd Schilstra RD3 1969-71
Floyd took his 8mm video to Movie Creations
home office 585-787-9168
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USS Atakapa Video 1969-70
Below are some snapshots from the video, if you can identify them please let me know.
001 - Floyd Schilstra
002 - Capt. Culipher
004 - LTJG David Keller OPS Officer
005 - CWO Williams, Office with hat LTJG Johnny Akins on board to relieve Keller
006 - QM Petit
007 - Capt. Culipher and CWO Pickens doing BM Royal
008 - EN 1 Brill walking with Back to us
009 - Brill getting nose done and DC ?
010 - Brill
011 - ? , Lt. Celec in background
012 - CT Boss ?
013 - Royal and Lt. Celec
014 - Lt. Celec
016 - Capt. Culipher, EN ? kept more booze in bilges than most bars
018 - Capt Culipher and EN and Spence Tindall waiting
019 - RD2 Welch
020 - IC Hughes
021 - Hughes
022 - ?
023 - SM Madalena
024 - EN David Norman (his son inspired Floyd to get this done)
025 - Bill Counce, QM3 - I am fairly sure that frames 25, 26 and 27 show me docking the launch.
Those frames were made from the ship and I think Randy Kinsley was in the boat with
you when his picture was made. The deck apes challenged Tindall and me saying,
"You guys can steer a ship when somebody is telling you what to do, but you can't
drive a boat on your own." We showed them. We both qualified as coxswains.
026 - Bill Counce, QM3
027 - Bill Counce, QM3
029 - David Norman leaning on bollard
031 - Randy Kinsley
034 - David Norman
036 - CS1 Hazelwood at cookout
041 - Floyd Schilstra
044 - CWO Williams seated, CWO Pickens leaning on rail
046 - Jimmy Rodgers in the center and Scott Sell to the left.
047 - Fred Veatch
048 - Chief QM Bell