Operations Department

Page last updated: 1 May, 2020

What We Did.....
OR Division was a 24 / 7 group of guys that provided all the vital communication links between the Little Rock and the fleet. This essential link with the outside world was handled by the Radioman, sometimes referred to as "Sparks".

Here's some input from
Dave Sciarretta RM2, one of the last of the Radiomen to serve on the Little Rock: "I was an inrouter for the messages on my watch......my Radio Officer called me the SGT Bilko of the Navy.  My office was in Radio 6, way aft.  There was only one way in, or out.  Down the stairway to the boat deck.  That office was host to countless all night poker and spade games." (Read the rest of Dave's posting on the Message, News and Bulletin Board in the "What did YOU do on the Little Rock" thread.)    

Crew List...

OR Division Officers

Name / Rank


Dates on Board

OR Division Enlisted

Name / Rate

Dave Sciarretta RM2
Dates on Board

Current Status

Association Member
Memorable Moments (As Best We Can Remember)

* Be sure to read all of Dave Sciarretta's comments on the "Messages, News and Bulletin Board".

The Spaces We Worked In
Space Name

Radio Room 6

Photo (if available)

03 Level View

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