THIS SITE IS DEDICATED TO THE FDR, HER SHIP’S COMPANY, MARINE DETACHMENTS AND ALL THE NAVAL AND MARINE SQUADRON PERSONNEL WHO HAD THE HONOR TO BE A PART OF HER LIFE.
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November – Foxtrot – Delta – Romeo
Tactical Voice Radio Call: “RIPTIDE”
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The first Rosie website was conceived and started by Steve Graham back in the 1990s and ran until 2002. Bob Dorais (Webmaster for the Coral Sea CV-43 website) then stepped up to the plate with a replacement site (CV42.COM) to fill the void. I started this FDR site in Jan. 2009 as an offshoot of my USNAVYPHOTOS.COM website. Bob already had his hands full running several other websites at that point and after this site became established we agreed to merge the two sites and I agreed to do the work. As a result you now have the content from both sites right here. This site is accessible as CV42.com, CVA42.com and USSFDR.com as well.
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CREWMEMBERS – Please check out the CRUISE VIDEOS page.
Click HERE to see which Cruise Books are now available on CD.
SHIP’S REUNION EVERY MAY! Any shipmate who has not yet become a member of the Reunion group is truly missing out. Membership is only 10.00 a year! It’s a wonderful group and holds annual meetings around the country. There is a link to the reunion website site on this page.
19 Feb.: :The Last Farewell” photo here.
16 Feb.: Nice story about “Round Motors” here.
22 Jan.: 1968 Roosevelt Sentinel 18 March
21 Jan. 2013: 1966 VFP-62 F8U Battle Damage video by Norm Tremblay here.
14 Dec.: Patch collection & Photo Slide Show from Chris Wills (Parcell) VA-215 here.
12 Dec.: April 1975 FamilyGram/RosieGram from Carlo Giraulo here.
11 Nov.: (Veterans’ Day) 1975 Med. Cruise Video now available here.
18 Oct.: 1956 Recommissioning Cruise (Bremerton to Mayport) Video here.
02 Oct.: More ship’s model photos (from France) posted here.
01 Oct.: Leaving the Med. 17 Aug. 1960 – Plan of the Day here.
30 Sept.: Return from the Med. 01 Sept 1959 – Plan of the Day here.
27 Sept.: 1946 Watchbills, PODs, News, XO Memos here.
27 Aug.: FDR CHALLANGE COIN AVAILABLE here from the USS FDR Reunion.
20 Aug.: FD Reporter from 31 July 1952 is here.
16 July: The: 1965 Cruise Book on CD is now Available.
03 July: Marlow Neuberger’s 1952 photos here.
22 June: 1952 FD Reporter Christmas Edition here.
18 June: 1965 20th Anniversary Presidential here.
15 June: 1952-53 pictures from Bob Heinze here.
31 May: 1945 (2nd issue) FD Reporter here.
28 May: 1972 RF-8 & A-7 Losses here.
23 April: 1952 Special Edition FD Reporter here.
06 April: Rosie’s Last Cruise (76-77) Video now available here.
22 March: 1952 FD Reporter from Herb Gold here.
14 March: 1946 Christmas & 1947 Thanksgiving menus here.
14 March: 1947 FD Reporter from Eugene Poole here.
07 March: David Beland’s photos from the 67-68 cruise here.
27 & 29 Feb.: Additions to Sea Stories by Tom Lutz here.
26 Feb.: Clip of the 1966 Bob Hope Christmas Special on the FDR here.
16 Feb.: Joe Miller’s 1972 Gas Gang & 1973 North Atlantic Pics. here.
14 Feb.: More Scrap Yard Photos here.
13 Feb.: Updated “Sea Stories” Section here.
17 Jan.: Rudy Sobina’s 1967-68 Med Cruise photos here.
17 Jan.: Uss Bache Grounding info from Rudy Sobina here.
16 Jan.: A followup to the Engineering B’Day’s of 1967 by Rudy Sobina here.
16 Jan.: March 1968 Presidential from Rudy Sobina here.
16 Jan.: Aug. 1966 Presidential from Larry Harms here.
15 Jan.: Nov. 1967 Presidential from Rudy Sobina here.
15 Jan.: More Model photos from Wim Van Lit. Rosie in the water here.
12 Jan.: Lee Fels sent in over 400 photos and his Navy story from 1957-59 posted here.
08 Jan. 2012: Photo by Peter Bonomo of Rosie enroute to the scrapyard here.
05 Dec.: Added direct link to Facebook FDR Group Page.
02 Dec.: Julian Bradford sent in a Sea Story here.
21 Nov.: Added 4 new images to EE Taylors first group of pictures here.
01 Nov.: Henry Turminello’s 1957-58 cruise photos here.
23 Oct.: Added photos of a 5 foot working model of the FDR here.
25 Sept.: Awesome photography by a teenage Photo Club at NAS Atsugi 1966 here.
17 Sept.: 1977 “Last Man Standing” here. A MUST READ for Rosie Sailors.
08 Sept.: New single disc release of the Nam Cruise Video here.
06 Sept.: Herb Gold photos from 1952 here.