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Adventure to foreign ports in

Sea Pay

From the intense 24/7 dangerous demands of life at sea, to the unbridled liberty call of drink, drugs, and debauchery, Bob Dorgan tells it all in “SEA PAY”.

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Bob Dorgan

Bob Dorgan attended Valley Forge Military Academy prior to enlisting in the United States Navy in 1977, heeding the call, “Join the NAVY, see the world.”
Following Basic and Advanced Training he spent the next three years forward deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Midway CV-41 home ported in Yokosuka, Japan.  For service throughout the Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, South China Sea and Western Pacific he received the NAVY Unit Commendation, NAVY Meritorious Unit Commendation, NAVY “Battle E”, and three NAVY Expeditionary Medals.

USS Kitty Hawk CV-63, USS Midway CV-41, USS Nimitz CVN-68. Task Force 70 ~ the first 3 Carrier Battle Groups assigned to “GONZO STATION” North Arabian Sea following the fall of US Embassy in Iran. 23 January 1980. (US Navy photo by PH3 L Schnell)

Adventure to foreign ports in


SEA PAY is certain to help any Veteran recall a time in their past, which brings back a smile or a “knowing grin,” as well as a “curiosity” any reader may have, of the adventures found in foreign ports of call.  From the intense 24/7 dangerous demands of life at sea, to the unbridled liberty call of drink, drugs and debauchery, this story has it all, including the sobering realization - it must soon come to an end. 

Johnny J Moye short

“SEA PAY is a must read for anyone interested in the Navy way of life back when “sailors had more fun.”

Johnny J Moye
Ph.D., MCPO USN (Ret.)  Author of “The Master Chief’s Sea Stories”

Eric D Atno short

“I foolishly thought I knew everything about the US Navy.  “SEA PAY” blasted open a new door of experience and shed insane light on rarely told aspects of the insanity of life underway.”

Eric D Atno
SCPO USN (Ret) Author of “Underway, good times in Uncle Sam’s Canoe Club”

Jeffrey Denny, EMCS (SW/DV), USN, Ret.

"Great Read! This Book brought me back to my first command while serving as a young sailor onboard the USS Midway CV-41…an accurate view back through the spy glass of time to what day to day life was like Stationed on Forward Deployed Aircraft Carrier…Every Day was full of Adventure, and Challenges; Challenges that forged us to who we are today!"

Jeffrey Denny, EMCS (SW/DV), USN, Ret.

CWO Larry Fordyce, USN (Ret.)

"Your first set of orders and it says USS Midway Yokosuka, Japan. What mischief and adventure can a young lad get into on a floating city in the Far East? Bob tells his unique story for all to enjoy. This will have seasoned sailors reflecting how they earned their Sea Pay and the interesting characters they met."

CWO Larry Fordyce, USN (Ret.)