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Topic: RON 20 and RON 23 guys should have done more diving !!
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All;
1944-45 RON 20 and RON 23 guys should have done more diving in their off time the two largest pearls ever have been found at Puerto Princesa, Palawan!!!

I just came across this story:
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/fisherman-scoops-up-dollar100-million-pearl-keeps-it-under-bed-for-10-years/ar-BBvZRxg?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp

Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 - 11:29am
Total Posts: 3059 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am



Ted as you know PT 242 was in Ron 23 after Ron 19 was decommissioned. I never got a boat when I went to the Philippines. I was at Base 17. At the dock at Green in the Solomons, the water was really clear and 25 to 30 ft. deep. You could see items on the bottom that other boats had dropped in the water.. Bob Pratt our quartermaster and I would dive down and retrieve buckets etc. from the bottom when we were tied up at the dock. I was a pretty good swimmer when I was 19 years old. Pratt was a stronger swimmer than me but he was a heavy smoker and I never smoked so I could stay under water longer than he..

C. J. Willis

Posted By: CJ Willis | Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 - 12:20pm
Total Posts: 464 | Joined: Nov 5, 2006 - 5:02pm



C.J.
Thanks for sharing, I knew you would like that story, you got to admit, a 75 pound pearl would have been something to haul home in your seabag!!
Take care,
TED



Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 - 7:56pm
Total Posts: 3059 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am