A plankowner (also referred to a plank owner and sometimes a plank holder) is an individual who was a member of the crew of a United States Navy ship or United States Coast Guard cutter when that ship was placed in commission.

Blochead here. Plankowner at this esteemed site. Enjoy this playlist at your leisure.

  • theyachtmaster

    My grandfather taught me that the correct term was “sandpounder.”

    • dorismontgomery

      i was one of those in the 80s too