I spent four years (1982-1986) on board this beautiful ship. I made many fine acquaintences and some of us still keep in touch today.
I was an Operations Specialist, 2nd Class Petty Officer at time of departure. Came on board as a seaman recruit.
Did two Mediterranean cruises, a North Atlantic, two Caribbean, Indian Ocean, and a Baltic Sea cruise.
Received Shell Back initiation in Indian Ocean. Visited a total of 26 different countries. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the USS Biddle.
Photo taken aboard USS Saratoga.
Photo of the Mediterranean Sea taken aboard the USS Biddle