DECK LOG BOOK (APRIL 1963)

OF THE

U.S.S. ASHLAND (LSD-1)

Commanded by : CDR Arthur W. Price, Jr., USN

Attached to: Commander, Amphibious Squadron FOUR,
Amphibious Forces ATLANTIC Fleet,
FIFTH Naval District

Commencing:   1 April, 1963 at Little Creek, Virginia
And ending:   30 April, 1963 at Little Creek, Virginia.



April 1 - 17, 1963
Moore port side to pier 14, North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek Virginia.

Thursday April 18, 1963
0802 Proceeding to Hampton Roads to off-load ammunition. 0950 Anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia. 1024 Commenced off-loading ammunition. 1406 Completed offloading a variety of ammunition and explosives which had been aboard as reserve supply during resent Mediterranean deployment. 1413 Underway for Little Creek Amphibius Base, Little Creek, Virginia. 1646 Moored starboard side to the south side of pier #14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia.

Monday April 29, 1963
1230 Set the special sea and anchor detail for getting underway. 1329 Underway to shift berths. 1400 Moored starboard side to pier 56 east, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, with the port anchor under foot. All forward lines doubles and tending aft to the pier. Standard mooring lines doubled aft and a one inch wire for and aft.