DECK LOG BOOK (MARCH 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:   +3    1 March, 1963 at 36°   18"   N   43°   30" W
And ending:   +5    31 March, 1963 at Little Creek, Virginia.



Friday 1 March, 1963

00-04 Steaming in company with Task Group 44.2, less USS MULIPHEN (AKA 61) enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead City, North Carolina in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63, This ship is in station A-4 of Formation 51, course 270, speed 10 knots. Formation axis 268. SOPA and OTC is CTG 44.2 embarked in USS FREMONT (APA 44). Guide is USS WALDO COUNTY (LST 1163) in station 0, bearing 328, Distance 1000 yards. USS TELFAIR (APA 210) is in Station A-2. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (Modified) are set. 0113 c/f/s to 11 knots. 0339 C/F/S to 12 knots.
J. BALOG
LTJG, USNR

04-08   Steaming as before. 0507 Changed formation speed to 7 kts. 0520 Changed formation speed to 11 knots. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

08-12   Steaming as before. 0830 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0938 C/F/S to 12 knots. 1045 Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler system. Test Satisfactory.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

12-16  Steaming as before. 1400 Commenced Captain's Inspection of lower decks. 1422 C/F/S 12.5 knots. 1505 Secured from Lower Deck Inspection.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR

16-18  Steaming as before.
J. BALOG
LTJG, USNR

18-20  Steaming as before. 1929 C/F/C to 249°.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

20-24  Steaming as before.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR


Saturday, 2 March 1963

00-04   Steaming in company with Task Group 44.2, less USS MULIPHEN (AKA 61) enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead City, North Carolina in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63, This ship is in station A-4 of Formation 51, course 270, speed 10 knots. Formation axis 268. SOPA and OTC is CTG 44.2 embarked in USS FREMONT (APA 44). Guide is USS WALDO COUNTY (LST 1163) in station 0, bearing 328, Distance 1000 yards. USS TELFAIR (APA 210) is in Station A-2. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (Modified) are set.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

04-08  Steaming as before. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR

08-12  Steaming as before. 0930 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

12-16  Steaming as before. 1200 Detached by CTG 44.2 in accordance with CTC 44.2 message of 021400Z as a unit of Task Unit 44.2.4 Commanding Officer, USS Fort MANDAN (LSD-21) assumed Tactical Command of Task Unit 44.2.4 1251 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take Station 2 in Formation Delta, axis 268°, speed 12.5 knots. Guide is USS WALDO COUNTY (LST-1163) in Station 1. USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) in Station 3. When on station guide bears 313°:, range 2000 yards. 1305 Alfa Station.
J. BATOG
LTJG, USNR

16-18   Steaming as before.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

18-20   Steaming as before.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

20-24   Steaming as before. 2348 Stopped port engine due to casualty. C/S 11 knots. 2349 C/F/S 11 knots.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR


Sunday 3 March, 1963

00-04   Steaming in company with Task Group 44.2, less USS MULIPHEN (AKA 61) enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead City, North Carolina in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63, and CTG 44.2 dispatch DTG 021400Z in Diamond Formation. Formation course 268, formation speed 11 knots, guide is USS WALDO COUNTY (LST 1163) in station One bearing 313°, range 2000 yards. Port main engine is stopped to effect repairs to number four cylinder, starboard engine ahead flank, 13 knots, to maintain station. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA and OTC is CTU 44.2.4 in USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21). 0020 Port engine repairs completed. 00023 c/f/s to 12 knots. 0033 c/f/s to 12.5 knots.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

04-08  Steaming as before. 0645 Visibility decreased to 500 yards, commenced sounding fog signals upon direction of OTC. 0715 Visibility increased to 10 miles, ceased sounding fog signals up directions of OTC. 0745 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

08-12  Steaming as before. 0930 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

12-16  Steaming as before.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

16-18  Steaming as before.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR


18-20  Steaming as before.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

20-24  Steaming as before.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR


Monday 4 March, 1963

00-04   Steaming in company with Task Group 44.2, less USS MULIPHEN (AKA 61) enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead City, North Carolina in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63, and CTG 44.2 dispatch DTG 021400Z in Diamond Formation. Formation course 268, formation speed 12.5 knots, guide is USS WALDO COUNTY (LST 1163) in station One bearing 313°, range 2000 yards. This ship in station #2. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA and OTC is CTU 44.2.4 in USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21).
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

04-08  Steaming as before. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

08-12  Steaming as before. 0850 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 0945 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take station 1000 yards astern of USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21). 1000 USS WALDO COUNTY (LST-1163) detached from TU 44.2.4 to proceed independently. USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) assumed guide. One station #2 of formation one. Guide bears 275° distance 1000 yards in station #1. Formation course 275°, speed 14 knots. 1045 Fire in Operations living compartment A-0100-L. 1048 Fire out. Caused by welding sparks on mattress. No personnel casualties. Material damage: One mattress.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR


12-16  Steaming as before. 1353 c/f/s to 14.5 knots. 1510 Sighted ship bearing 264°, distance 12.5 miles, CPA, 350° range 200 yards. 1540 Ship identified as Norwegian Motor Vessel Teraffina, passed close aboard on port beam.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

16-18  Steaming as before. 1621 Maneuvering to take station 2 in formation C port, axis 275, course 275, speed 14.5 knots. Guide is USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) in station 1. When on station guide bearing 275°, range 2000 yards. 1700 on station.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

18-20  Steaming as before.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

20-24  Steaming as before.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN


Tuesday 5, 1963

00-04   Steaming in company with Task Group 44.2, composed of USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) and this ship, enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead City, North Carolina in accordance with CTG 44.2 DTG 021400Z. This ship in Station 2 of formation C Port. Formation course 275°, speed 14.5 knots. SOPA and OTC is Commander Task Unit 44.2.4 in USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21). USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) is guide bearing 275° - 290°, distance 2000 yards. Conditions of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set.
B. CROOK
LT., USNR

04-08  Steaming as before. 0540 signal from CTU 44.2.4 and in accordance with CTG 44.2.4 dispatch 050825Z detached, to proceed into port, Morehead City, North Carolina. USS FORT MANDAN (LSD-21) reversed course to proceed to rendezvous with USS WALDO COUNTY (LST-1163). 0542 C/s to 14 knots, set course 276°. 0703 C/c to 14.5 knots. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

08-12  Steaming as before. 0827 Changed course to 270°. 0930 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
J. BATOG
LTJG, USNR

12-16  Steaming as before. 1210 Stopped port engine to repair loose crosshead on #4 cylinder. 1233 Repairs completed. C/s to 14.5 knots.
G. A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT., USNR

16-18  Steaming as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS., USNR

18-20  Steaming as before.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS., USNR

20-24  Steaming as before.
A. ALKSNINIS
LT., USNR


Wednesday 6 March, 1963

00-04  Steaming independently enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead, North Carolina, U.S.A., in accordance with CTU 44.2.4's 050945Z message. Ships course is 270, speed is 14.5 knots. OTC and SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS ASHLAND (LSD-1). Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set.
J. BATOG
LTJG, USNR

04-08  Steaming as before. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

08-12  Steaming as before. 1035 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS., USNR

12-16  Steaming as before. 1430 C/C to 310° to avoid contact. 1434 Contact at CPA bearing 235°, distance 1400 yards. 1437 C/C to 270°.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS., USNR

16-18  Steaming as before.
A. ALKSNINIS
LT., USNR

18-20  Steaming as before. 1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with (+5) Remeo Time Zone.
J. BATOG
LTJG, USNR

20-24 Steaming as before. C/S to 13.5 kts. 2123 C/C to 280°.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR


Thursday 7 March, 1963

00-04  Steaming independently enroute from Rota, Spain to Morehead, North Carolina, U.S.A., in accordance with CTU 44.2.4's 050945Z message. Ships course is 280, speed is 13.5 knots. Boilers and generators number one (1) and number two (2) are on the line. OTC and SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS ASHLAND (LSD-1). Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS., USNR

04-08   Steaming as before. 0634 C/S to 14.5 knots. 0641 C/C to 2990°. 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: One. 0755 C/C to 330.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS., USNR

08-12  Steaming as before. 0805 C/C to 290°. 0915 C/C to 305°. 1030 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Made weekly inspection of magazine sprinkling system. Test satisfactory. 1035 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: GRAHAM, Willie E., SN, USNR, Offence: Violation of UCMJ, Article 92, failure to obey order or regulation. Punishment: Restricted to the limits of the ship for 14 days, commencing 7 March 1963, and extra duties of two (2) hours a day for fourteen days. 1055 C/C to 320. 1109 C/C to 330. 1050 Sighted R "14" Buoy bearing 358, range 10 miles. 1134 C/C to 325.
A. ALKSNINIS
LT., USNR

12-16  Steaming as before. 1205 Sighted Cape Lookout Light bearing 005°, distance 23 miles. 1214 C/C to 340°. 1215 C/C to 350°. 1230 Commenced ballasting. 1300 Set the anchor detail. 1303 C/C to 355°. 1305 C/C to 005°. 1309 C/S to 12 knots. 1314 C/C to 011°. 1319 C/S to 10 knots. Captain assumed the Conn. 1321 C/C to 013°. 1322 C/S to 8 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds while proceeding to Anchorage A-3, Morehead City, North Carolina. 1327 Anchored in Anchorage A-3, Morehead City, North Carolina with 40 fathoms of water, hard sand bottom on the following bearings: Pier 312.2, Cupola 335, Range Light 357.8. 1334 Secured the anchor detail. Disembarked marine detachment.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

16-20  Anchored as before. 1815 Set the special sea and anchor detail. 1818 Commenced deballasting. Captain and Navigator on the Bridge. 1841 Underway in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63 enroute from Morehead City, North Carolina to U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia. 1846 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to clear anchorage. 1858 Set course 175°, speed 10 knots. 1859 C/S to 12 knots. 1901 C/S to 14 knots. 1924 C/C to 140°. 1949 Secured deballasting, draft forward 17', aft 15'6". 1957 C/C to 135°.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

20-24  Steaming as before. 2001 C/C 140°. 2005 C/C to 160°. 2010 C/C to 140°. 2020 C/C to 080°. Sighted series of red flashes 030°, range about 20 to 25 miles, angle of elevation approximately 5°, believed to be practice anti-aircraft ordinance air bursts. 2049 C/C 058°. 2307 C/C 065° to avoid contacts. 2316 C/C to 070°. 2334 Resumed base course 058°. B. CROOK
LT., USNR


Friday 8 March, 1963

00-04   Steaming independently, enroute from Morehead City, North Carolina, to Little Creek, Virginia, in accordance with CTG 44.2 OP-ORDER 1-63, on course 058°, speed 13.5 knots. Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. 0027 Sighted Diamond Shoals Light Vessel bearing 033°, 16.5 miles. 0033 Sighted Cape Hatteras Light bearing 356°, 22.6 miles. 0120 Cape Hatteras Light abeam to port, range 20 miles. 0130 With Diamond Shoals Light Vessel Abeam to port, range 7 miles, C/C to 031°. 0220 CIC reported radar contact 345°, 4 miles, with steady bearing decreasing range, C/C to 080° to avoid, noting sighted visually. 0230 Radar contact proved to be false echo, C/C to 350°. 0249 C/C to 345°.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

04-08  Steaming as before. 0419 C/C to 337°. 0445 Sighted Bodie Island Light, bearing 297°, 7.3 miles. 0558 C/C to 352°. 0648 C/C to 338°. 0723 C/C to 335°. J. BATOG
LTJG, USNR

08-12  Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. Conducted weekly test of magazine sprinkler systems. Test: Satisfactory. 0812 Passed Currituck Light abeam to port, range 9.4 miles. 0900 C/C to 000°. 0909 C/C to 010° to avoid Dam Neck Firing Range. 0943 C/C to 310°. 1002 Set the ballast detail. 1027 C/C to 300°, making approach to Chesapeake Bay entrance. 1042 Set the anchor detail. 1052 Captain took the Conn. Navigator on the bridge. 1056 C/c to 280°, C/S to 10 kts. 1059 C/C to 270°. 1100 C/C to 265°. 1103 Cape Henry Light abeam to port, range 1 mile. 1104 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to make anchorage L-3 in Lynnhaven Roads to offload embarked landing craft and causeway boats. 1114 Thimble Shoals Channel Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 1124 Buoy #3 abeam to starboard. 1128 Anchored in Anchorage L-3, with 20 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor in 6 fathoms of water, on the following bearings: End of fishing pier 191°, Lookout Tower 131.8°, and South Edge of Tunnel Island 280.3°. 1132 Secured the anchor detail. 1146 Commenced disembarkation of boats in well deck.
D. M. CAIN, III
LTJG, USN

12-16  Anchored as before. 1204 All boats clear. Commenced deballasting. 1244 Set the special sea and anchor detail. 1258 Captain took the Conn, Navigator on the bridge. 1259 Underway for berth assigned, Northside Pier 12, Little Creek, Virginia. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to clear anchorage, enter Thimble Shoals Channel, clear bridge tunnel construction site and make entrance to Little Creek Harbor. 1340 Navy Pilot E. L. BALLINGER is aboard. 1342 Buoy "LC" abeam to starboard. 1344 Maneuvering to enter Little Creek Harbor channel. 1351 Jetty Light abeam to port. 1356 Navy Tug #730 fast on the starboard bow. 1400 Completed deballasting, draft forward 13'6", aft 16'0", mean 14'9". Maneuvering to take assigned berth, Northside of Pier 12. 1410 Moored portside to Northside of Pier 12, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia. 1437 With standard mooring lines doubled, wires out fore and aft, secured the special sea and anchor detail. 1540 Let fires die out under number 2 boiler. Shifted electrical load to number 1 generator, secured number 2. Engineering on four hour notice for 8 knots. Receiving fresh water from the pier.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

16-20  Moored as before. 1700 In accordance with BUPERS Order 179519, Ensign Dennis W. OLMSTEAD, USNR, reported on board for duty.
JAMES S. LLOYD
ENS., USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
J. B. ROBINSON
SDC, USN

A. W. PRICE, Jr., CDR, USN, COMMANDING
D. C. KETCHUM, LTJG, USN, NAVIGATOR


Saturday 9 March, 1963

00-04   Moored portside to Northside Pier 12, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (1) and generator number (1) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
JOHN F. FERGUSON
ENS., USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS., USNR

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
JOHN F. FERGUSON
ENS., USNR

12-16   Moored as before.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

16-20   Moored as before.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

20-24   Moored as before.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN


Sunday, 10 March 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Pier Twelve (12), North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (1) and generator number (1) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
JOHN F. FERGUSON
ENS., USNR

04-08   Moored as before.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None. 0910 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

12-16   Moored as before.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

16-20   Moored as before.
H. FOREHAND
LTJG, SC, USNR

20-24   Moored as before.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS., USNR


Monday, 11 March, 1965

00-04  Moored portside to Pier Twelve (12), North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (1) and generator number (1) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
JAMES S. LLOYD
ENS., USNR

04-08  Moored as before. 0759 LTJG C.A. FRIEL, Jr., USN, departed the ship for TAD with U.S. Naval Amphibious School.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0815 YO-193 alongside to starboard. 0915 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0917 Commenced taking on fuel.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR

12-16  Moored as before. 1317 YO-193 departed on completion of fueling. Received 249,000 gallons NSFO.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR


Tuesday, 12 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Pier Twelve (12), North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (1) and generator number (1) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0915 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0932 Lighted fires under number two boiler. 1054 Let fires die out under number one boiler.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

12-16  Moored as before. 1540 Shifted electrical load to port generator.
JAMES S. LLOYD
ENS., USNR

16-20  Moored as before.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
J. B. ROBINSON
SDC, USN


Wednesday, 13 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Pier Twelve (12), North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (2) and generator number (2) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENSIGN, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

12-16  Moored as before. 1533 Lighted fires under #1 boiler.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN

20-24  Moored as before. 2115 Let fires die under #1 boiler.
JOHN F. FERGUSON
ENS., USNR


Thursday, 14 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Pier Twelve (12), North, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with standard mooring lines doubled and one (1) wire fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. Boiler number one (2) and generator number (2) are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

04-08   Moored as before. J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: USURP, Leon (n), MM1, USN, AOL since 0730 this date. 0930 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: MAGLICMOT, Florencio (n), SD3, USN; Violation of UCMJ, Article 134 - Incapacitated for duty; Punishment: Restricted to the limits of the USS Ashland (LSD-1) for a period of thirty (30) days. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

12-16  Moored as before. 1230 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 1230 Stationed the Special Sea and Anchor detail. 1235 Set Material Condition YOKE (modified). 1258 Pilot PARKER is on the bridge. 1304 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: Forward fifteen feet, six inches; aft fifteen feet, two and one half inches. 1308 Underway for Pier 14 North. Captain conning, Navigator in the bridge. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to make Pier 14. Navy Tug YTM 730 assisting. 1333 Moored port side to North Side of Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, with standard mooring lines doubled and one inch wires fore and aft. 1347 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
H. FOREHAND
LTJG, SC, USNR

16-20  Moored as before. 1640 GUISBURG, Leon (n)., MM1, USN, returned on board having been AWOL since 0730, 14 March 1963, a periold of 9 hours and 10 minutes. 1807 Ship's electrical load shifted to shore power. 1815 Let fires die under Number TWO boiler. 1816 Secured Number TWO generator.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
J. W. GREGORY
LTJG, USN


Friday, 15 March 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS., USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
R. C. DRAKE
EMC, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0815 Secured master gyro compass. 0900 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 1000 Made weekly test of magazine sprinkling and flooding system. Condition: Satisfactory.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

12-16   Moored as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR

16-20  Moored as before. 1605 LTJG Joseph A. FRIEL, Jr., USN, having completed temporary additional duty with U.S. Naval Amphibious School, returned on board and resumed regular duties.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN


Saturday 16 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: HART, Boyd G., EN1, UA since 0730 this date. 0915 HART, Boyd G., EN1, USN, reported back on board, having been UA since 0730 this date. 1000 Made daily inspection of smokeless powder samples and magazines. Conditions: Normal.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

12-16   Moored as before.
C. A. LYNN
ENS., USNR

16-20   Moored as before.
J. B. ROBINSON
SDC, USN

20-24   Moored as before.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS., USNR


Sunday 17 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
W. J. DUNGAN
MMC-P1, USN

04-08   Moored as before.
JAMES S. LLOYD
ENS., USNR

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None. 0825 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

12-16   Moored as before.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

16-20   Moored as before.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN

20-24   Moored as before.
JOHN F. FERGUSON
ENS, USNR


Monday 18 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

04-08   Moored as before.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: CATON, D.L., MMFN, USN and CORDARO, P.V., SA, USNR, absent without authority from muster. 0806 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 0850 CATON, D.L., MMFN, USN returned on board having been UA since 0730 this date. 1150 CORDARO, P.V., SA, USNR, returned aboard having been UA since 0730 this date.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS., USNR

12-16  Moored as before. 1437 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment: CORDARO, Peter V., SA, USNR: Violation of Article 86; Awarded; 5 days extra duty.
J. W. GREGORY
LTJG, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
R. C. DRAKE
EMC, USN

20-24  Moored as before. 2135 Lost shore powder. Lit off the Emergency Diesel Generator. 2330 Restored shore powder. Secured Emergency Diesel Generator.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR


Tuesday 19 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS., USNR

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Contritions normal.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS., USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
W. J. REDMOND
BMC, USN


Wednesday 20 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

04-08  Moored as before. 0600 Lit fires under #1 boiler.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: GOUGH, James B., SN, AOL since 0730, 20 March 1963. 0814 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Contritions normal. 0906 GOUGH, J.B., SN, USNR, returned on board having been UA since 0730 this date. 0916 Secured shore power. Number ONE ship's service generator on the line. 1025 Pursuant to orders of Commander Amphibious Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Ensign Ronald R. NOEL, USNR, reported on board for temporary duty of a period of about ten (10) days.
J. B. ROBINSON
SDC, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
C. A. LYNN
ENS, USNR

16-20  Moored as before. 1645 COMPHIBTRALANT assumed SOPA. 1920 COMPHIBLANT assumed SOPA.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
W. J. DUNGAN
MMC, USN


Thursday 21 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
J. S. LLOYD
ENCS, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: MATERA, J. J., FN, USN, AWOL since 0630, 21 March 1963. 0825 Captain G. A. GOWEN accompanied by members of his staff and inspecting party, came on board and commenced INSURV Inspection. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Contritions normal.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
D. W. OLMSTEAD
ENS, USNR

16-20  Moored as before. 1715 Captain G. W. GOWEN, members of his staff and inspecting party left the ship.
J. F. FERGUSON
ENS, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN


Friday 22 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

04-08   Moored as before. 0651 MATERA, John W., FN, USN, returned on board having been UA since 0630 since 0630, 21 March 1963. 0745 Mustered the crew on quarters. Absentees: None.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0810 Captain G. A. GOWEN accompanied by members of his staff and inspecting party, came on board and commenced INSURV Inspection. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Contritions normal. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkling and flooding system. Conditions: Satisfactory. 1038 Shifted electrical load to shore power. 1150 Secured fires under number one boiler.
R. G. DRAKE
EMC, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

16-20  Moored as before. 1610 Captain G. A. GOWEN, members of his staff and inspecting party left the ship.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
J. W. GREGORY
LTJG, USN


Saturday 23 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS, USNR

04-08   Moored as before.
R. C. DRAKE
EMC, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
W. J. REDMOND
BMC, USN

12-16  Moored as before. C. A. WOLFE
ENCS, USN

16-20   Moored as before.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

20-24   Moored as before.
D. W. OLMSTEAD
ENS, USNR


Sunday 24 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
W. J. REDMOND
BMC, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
C. A. LINN
ENS, USNR

12-16  Moored as before.
D. W. OLMSTEAD
ENS, USNR

16-20   Moored as before.
W. J. DUGAN
MMC-F1, USN

20-24   Moored as before.
JAMES S. LLOYD
ENS, USNR


Monday 25 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
D. C. KETCHUM
LTJG, USNR

04-08   Moored as before.
J. B. ROBINSON
SDC, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0900 Captain departed on (-05-) five days leave. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN

12-16  Moored as before. 1335 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: MATERA, J.J., FN, USN, Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Art. 86 - Unauthorized absentee. Punishment: Restricted to the limits of the ship for thirty (30) days and twenty (20) days extra duty. MAUK, K.E., SA, USN, Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Art. 134 - Conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the Armed Forces. Punishment: Restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of sixty (60) days.
J. D. MCDONALD
SKCA, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN


Tuesday 26 March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
J. D. MCDONALD
SKCA, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0900 Captain departed on (-05-) five days leave. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

16-20  Moored as before.
J. W. GREGORY
LTJG, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS, USNR


Wednesday 27, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
R. C. DRAKE
EMC, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
H. FOREHAND
LTJG, USNR

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
J. D. MCDONALD
SKCA, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
D. W. OLMSTEAD
ENS, USNR


Thursday 28, March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. 0808 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS, USNR

12-16  Moored as before.
W. J. DUNGAN
MMC-F1, USN

16-20  Moored as before.
J. S. LLOYD
ENS, USNR

20-24  Moored as before.
J. D. MCDONALD
SKCA, USN


Friday 29, March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
C. A. LINN
ENS, USNR

04-08  Moored as before.
H. B. MIRKIN
ENS, USNR

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 1020 While at work, FANT, A. (n), SN, USN, received multiple abrasions and lacerations on both lower legs when he slipped while descending a vertical ladder and fell approximately six (6) feet. 1030 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler systems. Test: Satisfactory.
W. J. REDMOND
BMC, USN

12-16  Moored as before.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG, USN


16-20  Moored as before.
J. L. LYON
CWO, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
J. E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA, USN


Saturday 30, March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
C. E. WILSON
BTC, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
W. J. REDMOND
BMC, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0845 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0850 Commanding Officer returned after five days leave.
R. J. ZANESKI
LTJG, USNR

12-16  Moored as before.
J. W. GREGORY
LTJG, USN


16-20  Moored as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
R. C. DRAKE
EMC, USN


Sunday 31, March, 1963

00-04  Moored portside to Northside, Pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one (1) inch wire line fore and aft. Condition of Readiness V and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT. Receiving all services from the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.
H. FOREHAND
LTJG, USN

04-08  Moored as before.
R. G. PHILLIPS
SFCS, USN

08-12  Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0845 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0850 Commanding Officer returned after five days leave.
D. W. OLMSTEAD
ENS. USNR, USNR

12-16  Moored as before.
J. SHEKERKO
ENS, USNR


16-20  Moored as before.
J. R. TRAVIS
CWO, USN

20-24  Moored as before.
C. A. WOLF
ENCS, USN