Volume I — USS Manitowoc

Transformed from boy to man

Everyone loves a good story … try a thousand! Master Chief Moye masterfully shares his memories of the events that inspired his transition from a timid boy from the hills of southern Indiana into a battle-ready Cold War sailor aboard one of the U.S. Navy’s most battle-efficient ships. 

For millennia, sailors have told stories of the sea. Moye’s stories are an autobiographical account based on comprehensive journals he maintained while aboard the USS Manitowoc. This factual account details experiences ranging from tragic to euphoric … sometimes on the same day. 

This recounting shares not only the master chief’s life but the lives of his shipmates, capturing an unmatched historical rendering of Navy life in a bygone era. This book is required reading for anyone interested in the Navy, personal growth, happiness, failure, and success. Those stories are all here. 

This is the first of a series of books telling the Master Chief’s Sea Stories that detail his 27-year U.S. Navy career during a time when much was expected and accepted.

Hey — listen to this one, it’s a no-shitter.

Available on amazon.com.

A typical day pitching and crashing through the seas.
USS Manitowoc in the Grand Canal – Venice, Italy

Shoot—that wasn’t anything, y’all need

to go aboard when it is really rough.



If we strive for mediocrity, we will attain it.

If we strive for perfection, we may actually achieve it.


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