Memoirs

This is a collection of histories or personal memoirs of Piedmont sailors. Most are by a single sailor, although some a collaboration of several sailors.

All are PDF files for which you will need a copy of the free Adobe Reader or another PDF reader. An Internet search yields a list of available free readers to be downloaded and installed on your computer. In some cases you can find a website or browser "add on" that allows viewing without installing software on your computer.

To view or download a memoir, click its title below.


Unofficial Log, January 1944 - January 1946, author unknown


Piedmont CO Ted Parker's 1970s and '80s by Vice-Adm. (retired) Ted Parker


Piedmont 4th Deployment, 1950-51 by N. D. Bugg, LCDR, SC, USN, (Retired)


Piedmont Collected Memories of the 1958-59 Western Pacific Cruise by Bruce MacAlister ex-FT2


Gunnery Practice, Corpsmen & Cooks, Heavy Weather late 1950s by Robert Humphrey