TheToughTender| INTERNET DECK
The official crew website for USS Shenandoah (AD 44) is a full-featured, high-tech, animated, interactive tribute to the ship, crew and adopted families from the Shenandoah Valley and Shenandoah National Park for which she was named. The name “Shenandoah” — in the Native American language — means “Daughter of the Stars.” The ship and crew experienced many wonderful journeys under the stars during her 13-year service to the U.S. Navy.
Below are the site’s main features, which may also be accessed through the site’s header.
Before you begin your own “Journey Under the Stars”, a quick word on some of the Tough Tender’s special features to help you navigate are added for your convenience below:
“BIG EYES” (Zoom)
TheToughTender.com is conveniently outfitted with magnification features allowing visitors to zoom-in on the many extremely large, high-resolution (400 DPI) historic photographs and ship’s deck plans. Hover your mouse (or finger, if using a mobile device) over one of the large images for a few seconds and the magnifying glass will appear, allowing you to zoom-in on any portion of the image.
One thing is true of all U.S. Navy ships: they were all outfit with hundreds of stowage compartments; and so is TheToughTender.com. Opening a stowage compartment is easy. Click on the arrow to the far left to open and close the compartment when needed or wanted. Each is color-coded for ease of identification. Imagine you are a CPO performing a “Health & Comfort” inspection — just open it and take a look inside.
BLUE | NAVTRAWEBSYS
GOLD | Website Information & Quick Links
LAVENDER | In Memoriam
Crew members and spouses/companions may also login and go below decks to the SSL-Encrypted Extranet application within. The Main Deck provides visual access to the entire ship, from bow to stern, and from the keel to the 03 level; a virtual tour of the ship. It also includes the ZOOM feature.
The Mess Deck contains the Ship’s Logs and Crew COMM system to allow the crew to reconnect within a private Social Media-type platform. It is a secured, scaled down version of the popular social media platform that rhymes with “Lace Hook.”
We hope you enjoy your Journey under the Stars!
MISSION | TheToughTender.com Exhibits & Quick-Links
HERITAGE | USS Shenandoah (AD 44) Quick Links & Exhibits
SHENANDOAH’s Proud History
HISTORY | USS Shenandoah (AD 44) Exhibits & Quick Links
THE CREW | USS Shenandoah’s Crew from PRECOM to DECOM
The Ship’s Commemorative Coin
The Shenandoah’s Challenge coin was conceived by one of her crew, Senior Chief Joseph Tagliarino “Tag”; ships company 1991 to 1995. Senior Chief was assisted by his friend and digital graphic artist, Chief Paul Harris, Jr. The coin proofs were presented to the crew on 17 October 2020, and shortly thereafter orders were taken for the first minting.
- USS Shenandoah (AD 44) Commemorative Coin
- Coin Design & Minting
- Coin Information Request Form
- Official Coin Presentations
- SHENANDOAH Memorabilia (coming soon)
The Internet Deck| Crew & Spouse Boarding
If you are a registered crew member or spouse/companion of the site, get your ID ready and head to the Quarterdeck.
If you are not yet registered, you may obtain your free boarding pass by registering here. Crew spouses/companions are encouraged to register as “Ship’s Company” as well.
USS Shenandoah (AD 44) | Guestbook
All SHENANDOAH crew and honored guests are invited to sign the “Tough Tender’s” Guestbook and share your favorite memories of ship and crew.
TheToughTender.com website is owned and operated by ship’s company.
Please direct all inquiries to the duty Yeoman.