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As a follow-up. USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69. I was the 115th person signed into the ships logbooks as a crew-member (out of 5,000+). I spent a full two years on the 'Ike' and only had three sea days during initial sea trials (and yes - we did have lobster served to us). Was part of the Pre-commissioning crew only. Transfered two piers up to the USS Mississippi CGN-40. Pre-commissioning and Commissioning crews. Again, less than 10 days total at sea before discharge.
I was very fortunate, but missed all the stories told to me by the 'old salts'.
Finally, I did take a 'Med Cruise' many years after the Navy on the Golden Odyssey of Royal Cruise Line. While it cost a lot more than the Navy sailors paid for their cruises, but I was treated and pampered so much nicer. Ah- salty memories!