(It'll be hard to go. It will always be your ship in some way. Your name will be thefirst one on the plaque. It'll be hard to go and not be the king. I want to be the king.' Cmdr. Ann Claire Phillips
prepare the crew," she said. "lowe it to
them to make sure they're ready. 'Cause 1
won't be here."
In August she was still awaiting her new
"It'll be hard to go. It will always be
your ship in some way. Your name will be
the first one on the plaque. It'll be hard to
go and not be the king. I want to be the
Some people seem born to float on the
water. Summer vacations at Myrtle Beach,
the family would visit the USS North Car-
olina memorial. She "always thought the
ship was cool," was fascinated with the big
16-inch guns. This is what she has wanted
to be since then.
Phillips was asked ifafter 21 years she
had what she'd call a specialty. Not
weapons systems, she said.... Maybe engi-
neer. She paused, as ifshe'd never consid-
ered this before. She settled on: "Sea time.
Sea time is my specialty."
DAVID E. BROWN ' 75 is senior associate
editor of the Review.
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