Navy League of the United States, Thailand Southern Seaboard Council

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Navy League Phuket is a non-profit organization, open to all nationalities, supporting the men and women of the sea services and their families.

Phuket Navy League Ships Visit Log

We are pleased to be able to host the officers and crew of the ships making port-of-call here in Phuket. If you would like to join in these interesting events please feel welcome. Your interest is another measure of the support we demonstrate for the US Navy making visits to Phuket.

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USS Cleveland (LPD 7), USS Rushmore (LSD 47), USS Patriot (LPD 7)

March 3rd - March 5th 2010

Ships Arriving

USS Cleveland (LPD 7)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |
USS Rushmore (LSD 47)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |
USS Patriot (LPD 7)   | Offical Website | Wikipedia |

Ships Welcome Party

The Thailand Southern Seaboard Council will host a "Ships Welcome" party for the officers and crew of these ships.

DATE: 4th March 2010

TIME: 19:00 - 21:00 (7-9 PM)

WHERE: BBQ Hut Smokehouse, Rat-U-Thit Road (across from Mercure hotel), Patong Beach.  (map & driving directions)

COST: League members: 200 Baht, visitors: 400 Baht (Navy personnel, VIPs and press @ no cost)

ATTENDING: The officers and crew from visiting ships, along with many of our Navy League members and community supporters.

USS Cleveland (LPD 7)

CAPT Kevin J. Couch, Commanding Officer
CDR Christopher Kipp, Executive Officer
CMDCM(SW/AW) Haasan Lamont, CMC


USS Rushmore (LSD 47)

CDR William Grotewold, Commanding Officer
LCDR Christopher Nelson, Executive Officer
CMDCM(SW) Richard Whitley, CMC


USS Patriot (LPD 7)

LCDR Walter C. Mainor, Commanding Officer
LCDR Patrick L. German, Executive Officer
GMCS(SW) Brent H. Tidwell, CMC

Enjoy these pictures taken during our welcome party.

Our Navy League holds what we call a "ships welcome party" for some of the ship's officers, chiefs, and crew. The time is certainly lots of fun for everyone attending, and maybe most of all for those of us putting it on, just check out the smiles on the faces. In many of these pictures you'll see one of our League members presenting what is certainly a unique gift, a pah kamah cloth (pictured left) emblaizoned with one of our Phuket Navy League Patches (right). A pah kamah, literally a "cloth of the people," is ubiquitous throughout Thailand and is commonly worn in place of trousers or shorts, or used as a belt-like waist sash or even a head cloth. When used as a belt the pah kamah often secure a machete, axe or other tool.