Welcome to USSNortonSound.com, the Official Site of the USS Norton Sound (AV11/AVM1)
Home - History - Letters - Captains - Photo Gallery - Video Gallery - Crew Registry - Ships Log  
 1983 Cruise Book - Seaplane Tenders - A Tribute - Obituaries - Links - Crew Messages
What's New:

12/11/16 - The Ships Bell and Anchor need our help. 

Click HERE

09/11/16 -  Check out the Boot Camp photo here on the home page. If you know someone in this picture, or your in it yourself. Let me know.

07/31/16 -  I'm still alive here. Finally updated some Crew Registry info that was backing up on me.

01/29/16 - Hello Cruel World - Just a message to indicate this web site may be dead, but I'm and still alive!

10/22/14 - Photo Gallery - Fixed some broken links, and a whole LOT of NEW photos uploaded. Gallery 26 will keep you busy for awhile.

09/22/14 - New Obit added. Richard W. Whaley.

04/27/14 - It's a NEW DAY, that's all. Isn't that enough?

07/12/13 - New Photo Gallery 25 added.

12/19/12 - New Photo's in Gallery 23 and 24. All of 24 is from one person, whom I've forgotten, the last photo is just a list of what all the 15 other photo's are. Will the person whom submitted them, send me an email so I can get your name in there. Sorry. I find old emails that I've forgotten about, alot lately. :)

11/07/12 - 2013 Reunion Registration Form: DOWNLOAD

09/30/12 - MORE 2011 Reunion Photos: uploaded. Click HERE. Once again, my bad. I missed half the photos Rochelle sent me, just looking through old emails and found the pics from the "Friday Night Mixer". Sorry again. Enjoy the year old photos.

 03/04/12 - Video link from a great nephew of a Norton Sound shipmate, "Spuds" Shiring, from WWII days, telling his stories. Thank you to Mike Bigenwald. LINK

10/19/11 - 2011 Reunion Photos: uploaded. Click HERE.

07/25/11 - New USS Norton Sound AVM1 Decommissioning Video DVD. Download removed. Special Thanks to Steve Hollander for sending it in.

05/25/2011 - I've decided to join the long list of Losers and make my own prediction to the END OF THE WORLD. Click HERE to learn how long you have left.

05/21/2011 6:21 PM - It's official, Harold Camping is a complete IDIOT and all who follow or believe in him. One more Loser in a long line of LOSER's whom dare to predict the End of the World..

I still need pictures of the Commanding Officers - If you have a photo of any of the CO's please send them in. Check the "Captains" page, if I don't have a link for the CO then I need a photo, Thanks for your help.

Offsite Norton Sound Related Links

USS Norton Sound on Wikipedia




USS Norton Sound on NavSource





1st Women on Navy Ships


Ships of the U.S. Navy, 1940-1945


Naval Vessel Register












1944 NTC San Diego

Animation of USS Norton Sound
Created by Matt Carrasco

Click 1 for the Sailor Song: VIDEO or AUDIO.
or here for Popeye's Sailor Song Video.

Navy - Together We Served

Established 6-8-2000



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USS Norton Sound YOUTUBE Videos

1949 Aerobee 1

1949 Aerobee 2

1950 Reach

1951 Balloon

1953 Terrier

1958 Argus/AFSWP

1958 Argus 1

1958 Argus 2

1959 Argus 3

Helo/Missle Launch

The Norton Sound 8

WWII Norton Sound Vet

United States Naval Personnel buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

Operation Enduring Freedom Casualties:

Operation Iraqi Freedom Casualties:

Want a USS Norton Sound Ball Cap? Click here

USS Norton Sound Spec Sheet

How the Sound got her Name

Change of Command 1961 - With Sound file.

Hits from around the World!

If you miss the living standards of shipboard life, click here.

America United We Stand!

Telling Time, Navy Style

Navy Insignia's - Enlisted and Officer

Enlisted Rating Insignias

Navy Ribbons

Enlisted Men's Rates, Pay Scale & Division from 1944

Play On-Line Battleship against the Computer

Offsite Military Related LINKS

Operation Iraqi Freedom Casualties.



Port Hueneme Harbor Mate



Where 1 of the ships anchors & ships bell are located.



Models of US Navy Ships



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Thursday, May 07, 2015