James Edgar Warrington
January 14, 1943 - December 27, 1999
Histories of the
USS Columbus Number 1 and 2
Jim Warrington wrote this as the information was being put on the web site.
came aboard June 1963 in Bremerton, Washington. A group of us had just
finished school at Mare Island Naval Shipyard and armed with tremendous
amounts of knowledge we arrived at Bremerton ready to go to work.
However, the Columbus was at sea so we were assigned to a barracks and
given a paint brush and told to commence work. We had just finished a
year of electronics schooling and this didn't seem to be what we had
been trained to do. So we painted daily until Columbus returned to
port. We then reported aboard and I was assigned to T-5 Division. It
consisted of the two aft 49 tracking radars, W-2 missile guidance
radars and computers. Can't remember the number. I worked on the 49's
for about three years and then finished out my tour on the W-2's. I
left Columbus in Dec., 1966 while in Athens Greece. I finished as an
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Page 1||Letter to Al Lewis, Pg 1
Page 2||Letter to Al Lewis, Pg 2
Page 3||Letter to Al Lewis, Pg 3
Page 4||Drawing of "Ship-of-the-line Columbus"
Page 5||Manning the Yards
Page 6||Cannon and 4-wheel Carrage
Page 7||Letter from National Archives - Pg1, Naval Records relating to USS Columbus
Page 8||Letter from National Archives - Pg 2,|
Date Span of Logbooks
Page 9|| Letter from National Archives - Pg 3,|
End of Letter
Page 10||Letter from National Archives - Pg 1,|
Plans of the first two USS Columbus
Page 11||Letter from National Archives - Enclosure 1|
(NNSC REPLY TO INQUIRY)
Page 12||Letter from National Archives - Enclosure 2 (Reference Report For the USS Columbus)
Page 13||Price Schedual (NARA)
Page 14||Reproduction Request (NARA)
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