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Howard W. West Sr. Timeline

I’ve had some challenges researching long lost relatives, but the mysteries and myths in and around my grandfather, Howard W. West Sr., continue to amaze as I dig through his history. The following is what I have at the time … Continue reading


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Puget Sound Navy Museum, Bremerton, Washington

Puget Sound Navy Museum, Bremerton, Washington

This is an unconfirmed picture of what I think is the Naval Base at Bremerton, Washington, circa 1926. It was taken by my grandfather, Howard W. West Sr.. He was on the USS Arizona during its stay there for refitting … Continue reading


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Can You Spot the USS Arizona?

My grandfather, Howard William West Sr. served on the USS Arizona in the early 1920s. In researching his life on the ship, culling what information I can from his USS Arizona Log Book 1924-1925 and the History of the USS … Continue reading


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Howard William West – USS Arizona Log Book 1924-1925

The USS Arizona was officially launched from Virginian on April 3, 1917, where “she cleared the yard on that date for Norfolk, arriving there on the following day to join Battleship Division 8.” World War I had her staying close … Continue reading


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