Could be, but I do remember a similar event. Although I thought it was in Rota Spain, where it was raining and we didn't have liberty. We all hunkered down beneath a Mike Boat to stay dry and drank beer. I think one of the officers went ashore and bought us the beer. This may not be the same time.
This was definitely Taranto. I never left the boat when we were in Rota. I think I caught the duty the one night we were there.
In Toranto we met here several times during our stay. I recall Owen Major Perry being there as well during at least one of those times, though I'm not sure when this was taken or by whom. He did not miss many drinking parties.
I cropped this picture slightly, but if you view the original it shows two guys sitting in front of a doorway at the left side. It was near there that we bought the beer, just a few feet away.
The only Italian beer that I recall drinking was named Birra Peroni and I could not stand the taste of it. It did not stop me from drinking it however.
Now I see that stuff imported as a Premium beer, and have been tempted to try it 45 years later as I'm sure my taste for beer has matured somewhat since those days.
Happy belated Labor Day to all. Still getting over the "sting" of the phone call cancelling the Tiger Cruise. Due to Gustov and Hanna, the Virginia was ordered to go deep and leave the Florida area on Friday. Chance of rescheduling unknown at this point.
It's a rough job but somebodies got to do it. Leaving on a cruise out of New York for the Caribbean today. Hopefully will miss most of the hurricaines. As long as the bars stay open I'll be alright.