DECK LOG OF THE: U.S.S. ASHLAND (LSD-1)

COMMANDED BY: A. W. PRICE, JR., CDR, USN

ATTACHED TO: FOUR SQUADRON, ATLANTIC FLEET

COMMENCING: 1200, 29 November, 1961
AT: U. S. NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE, LITTLE CREEK, VIRGINIA

AND ENDING: 2400, 30 November, 1961

AT: U. S. NAVAL AMPHIBIOUS BASE, LITTLE CREEK, VIRGINIA

NOVEMBER 1961

12-16 Moored port side to the north side of pier 14, U.S. Naval Ampbibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia.   Receiving the following services from the pier: telephone services.   Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft.   1345 Officers and crew assembled for commissioning Ceremony.   1415 Vice Admiral Alfred G. WARD, USN, and party, came to the pier to commission USS ASHLAND (LSD-1).    1500 Pursuant to BuPers Order 104927 of 19 September 1961, Commander Arthur W. Price, Jr., 430937/1100, USN, Prospective Commanding Officer, read his orders, assumed command of ASHLAND (LSD-1), and ordered the commission pennant broken, the ensign hoisted, and the watch set.   1503 Vice Admiral Alfred G. WARD, USN, COMPHIBLANT, broke his flag in this vessel.    The following officers and enlisted personnel were aboard at the time for the commissioning:   See attached list of personnel on board.   1533 Vice Admiral Alfred G. WARD, USN, and party left the pier.
R. J. Zaneski, ENS, USNR

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

20-24 Moored as before.
R.M. PHILLIPS, SFCS, USN

A.W. PRICE, Jr., CDR, USN Commanding
R.J. ZANESKI, ENS, USNR, Navigator


Thursday November 30, 1961

00-04 Moored port sie to north side of pier 14, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Norfolk, Virginia, with six (6) standard mooring lines doubled out to the pier. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and service craft. Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is Radm. J.S. McCAIN, Jr., COMPHIBTRALANT.
D. M. CAIN, III, ENS, USN

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

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.
J. W. GREGORY, ENS, USN

12-16 Moored as before. 1529 Lighted fires under #2 boiler.
H. M. FREIBERG, ENS, USN

16-20 Moored as before. 1600 Shifted from port aux. plant to stbd. aux. plant. 1845 Brought #2 boiler in on aux. line. 1810 Put steaming load on #2 boiler. 1816 Secured fires and aux. stop on #1 boiler.
C. A. WOLF, ENC, USN

20-24 Moored as before.
J.M. BOLING, BMCA, USN

A. W. PRICE, Jr., CDR, USN Commanding
R. J. ZANESKI, ENS, USNR, Navigator


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