Ship's History

 

 

2017 Reunion

Drawing by Windjammer Arts

I would like to personally thank Ms. Karen France of the Naval Historical Center and our very own shipmate,

BM3 John Huard for coordinating the search of the USS Monticello's ship's bell. The polishing of the bell was coordinated by Conservator Catherine Valentour. Thanks to all involve in this effort.

BRAVO ZULU!


The following are official documents relating to the

USS Monticello LSD 35.

Commissioning Invitation

Courtesy of Plankowner Dave Clifford

 

Commissioning Pamphlet  

Deck Log Book

Monticellogram 1Oct73

Sea Trials 

James Monnett Diary 1960

Monticellogram 25Jul74

Welcome Aboard

Decommissioning Pamphlet

History of USS Monticello

Change of Command 1960

Monticellogram

Change of Command 1973

Transport of the Trieste II

Ship's Plans  

Lowell Don Colvin Rescue

Monticello Hotline 7Dec65

Monticellogram 6Oct71

Propulsion Operating Guide

Order to Appear before the Royal Court

Monticellogram 31Mar72

The Amphibian Newspaper 16 Aug 1974

Ship's Birthday 1960

Season's Greeting 1959 1 2 3

News Clipping February 1961

Personnel Diaries   

The quality of the copies varies between years. 
  1958 1965
  1959 1966
  1960 1967
  1961 1968
  1962 1969
  1963 1970
  1964  

 

1973 NEW! 

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  COMMAND  HISTORIES         

I wish to thank BM3 John Huard and the Naval Historical Center for sending us these documents.

       

1964 1973 1980
1966 1974 1981
1967 1975 1982
1968 1976 1983
1969 1977 1984
1971 1978 1985
1972 1979  

 

1971 - Plan of the Day (POD)

1 Jan 1971 - 3 Mar 71

1 April 1971 - 31 May 1971

 

 

 

 

 

Check out all ten of our Cruise books!

 1965 - 1966      1970      1971      1972 - 1973     1974

   1976 - 1977        1978 - 1979       1981       1984    1985

 

 

 

 

 

RimPac 2010

USS SAMPSON (DDG102) shooting at USS MONTICELLO (LSD 35) during RIMPAC 2010.

 

Port of Richmond, CA

 

1962 Operation Dominic

Film featuring the MoBoat and many other ships.

 

1962 WestPac

Taken from 8mm film of MM3 Donoald Monks

 

1967 Operation Beacon Hill I

 

 

USS Sampson DDG102 shooting at Ex-USS Monticello LSD 35

 

Clips from the Rodriguez Collection

Swim Call 1968     Helo Ops     Boat Ops

The films above is from the Ruben Rodriguez Collection. There were 22 - 8mm films in this video collection.

 

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Photos from BM3 Bill Dezur 1965-1969

 

 


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