Gil Nelson aboard Abbot 1953-54

Gil Nelson bought an Argus C3 camera when he arrived aboard Abbot’s in 1953, and these are the results. His tour included Abbot’s 1954 world cruise.

Gil Nelson Photos 1953-54
Ensign Gil Nelson at Mount 4, 1953
Ensign Gil Nelson at Mount 4, 1953
Lt. (jg) Gil Nelson in F9F “Panther” jet aboard carrier Hornet (CVA-12); TDY for CAP (combat air patrol). August 1954
Lt. (jg) Gil Nelson in Grumman F9F Panther aboard carrier Hornet (CVA-12), August 1954
Ens. Gil Nelson at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 1953
Ens. Gil Nelson at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; 1953
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Crossing the equator 28JUL1954
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot refueling from carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot refueling from carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Abbot seen from carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Torpedo gang
Torpedo gang
Abbot at anchor, probably Guantanamo Bay
Abbot at anchor, probably Guantanamo Bay
Abbot at anchor, probably Guantanamo Bay
Abbot at anchor, probably Guantanamo Bay
GM2 Lafontaine performing routine maintenance on his twin 3”/50s.
GM2 Lafontaine performing routine maintenance on his twin 3”/50s.
Gil Nelson's cabin, spring 1953
Gil Nelson's cabin, spring 1953
Wardroom caricatures
Wardroom caricatures
 Looking aft on starboard side
Looking aft on starboard side
Westbound in Panama Canal 07JUN1954
Westbound in Panama Canal 07JUN1954
Westbound in Panama Canal 07JUN1954
Westbound in Panama Canal 07JUN1954
The chiefs at the Panama Canal 07JUN1954
The chiefs at the Panama Canal 07JUN1954
Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever picks up Gil Nelson
Piasecki HUP-2 Retriever picks up Gil Nelson
Refueling at sea
Refueling at sea
Abbot (DD 629) and Hale (DD 642) at Santo Domingo
Abbot (DD 629) and Hale (DD 642) at Santo Domingo
Hornet (CV 12) and transport Mount Katmai (AE-16)
Hornet (CV 12) and transport Mount Katmai (AE-16)
Aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Aircraft carrier Hornet (CV 12)
Chiefs in their wardroom
Chiefs in their wardroom
Cruiser St. Paul (CA-73) and fleet oiler Caliente (AO-53)
Cruiser St. Paul (CA-73) and fleet oiler Caliente (AO-53)
 Bow view probably taken at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1953
Bow view probably taken at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 1953
Abbot underway at flank speed
Abbot underway at flank speed
Abbot underway at flank speed.
Abbot underway at flank speed.
Gil Nelson at the MK 56 Gun Fire Control System during air action-starboard drill.
Gil Nelson at the MK 56 Gun Fire Control System during air action-starboard drill.
Gil Nelson on Abbot's bridge
Gil Nelson on Abbot's bridge
Bow damage, 1954
Bow damage, 1954
Aboard Abbot
Aboard Abbot
Aboard Abbot
Aboard Abbot
Aboard Abbot
Aboard Abbot
1993 - First Abbot reunion
1993 - First Abbot reunion
1993 - First Abbot reunion
1993 - First Abbot reunion
Gil Nelson, 1993
Gil Nelson, 1993
Mike Yamin (’54- ?), 1993
Mike Yamin (’54- ?), 1993
Bob Foley, 1993
Bob Foley, 1993
Clark Coggeshall, 1993
Clark Coggeshall, 1993
 Dick Blaes, 1993
Dick Blaes, 1993
Gil Nelson, 1993
Gil Nelson, 1993