DECK LOG BOOK

USS ASHLAND (LSD-1

COMMANDED BY:   CDR E. J. King, JR., USN
AMPHIBIOUS FOUR SQUADRON
ATLANTIC FLEET
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
COMMENCING:   0001, 1 NOVEMBER 1963 AT GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
AND ENDING:   2359, 30 November, 1963
AT:   LITTLE CREEK, VIRGINIA

Friday 1 November 1963

 

00-04 Moored starboard side to pier BB1, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch wire fore and aft. Number one (1) boiler and number one (1) ship’s service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).

W.H. LEYDEN   

LTJG  USNR

 

04-08 Moored as before. 0535 Lighted fires under number two (2) boiler. 0730 Made preparations for getting underway. 0752 OOD shifted the watch to the bridge. 0753 Set the special Sea and Anchor detail.

R.C. DRAKE

EMC   USN

 

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0815 Completed all preparations for getting underway.0840 Commanding officer assumed the conn. 0842 Underway in accordance with Guantanamo Port Control BT 011210Z for anchorage 13, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. 0843 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to clear the pier and make the assigned anchorage. 0846 Set course 060, speed 5 knots. 0848 Commenced approached to anchorage, c/s to 0 knots. Anchored in anchorage 13, in 6 fathoms of water, mud and sandy bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Grandillo Point light 050, forward range light 112, Hospital Cay light 342.5. Secured the Special Sea and anchor detail. OOD shifted the watch to the port quarter deck. 1105 Made daily inspection of magazine and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 1110 Conducted weekly test of magazines and clipping room sprinkler system. Test: satisfactory. 1130 Secured the fires under number two (2) boiler.

B. CROOK

LT   USNR

 

12-16 Anchored as before.

D.W. OLMSTEAD

ENS   USNR

 

16-20 Anchored as before.

L.G. DROLET

LTJG   USNR

 

20-24 Anchored as before.

W.H. STALLINGS

ENCA     USNR

 

 

 

Saturday 2 November 1963

 

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 13, in 6 fathoms of water, mud and sandy bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Grandillo Point light 050, forward range light 112, Hospital Cay light 342.5. Number one (1) boiler and number one (1) ships service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).

J. LLOYD

ENS USNR

 

04-08 Anchored as before.

J.F. FERGUSON

ENS    USNR

 

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.

J.J.SCANIO

ENS USNR

 

12-016 Anchored as before.

S. ELLIOTT

GMG1  USN

 

16-20 Anchored as before.

J. CHARLES

SD1  USN

 

20-24 Anchored as before.

J.L. LYON

CWO USN

 

Sunday 3 November 1963

 

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 13, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 6 fathoms of water, mud and sandy bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Grandillo Point light 050, forward range light 112, Hospital Cay light 342.5. Number one (1) boiler and number one (1) ships service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).

S. ELLIOTT

GMG1  USN

 

04-08 Anchored as before.

J. CHARLES

SD1  USN

 

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.

J.F. FERGUSON

ENS  USNR

 

12-16 Anchored as before.

J.A. BAILEY

SF1   USN

 

16-20 Anchored as before.

J. ERWIN

ENS USNR

 

20-24 Anchored as before.

G. COUCHELL

ENS USNR

 

Monday 4 November 1963

 

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 13, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 6 fathoms of water, mud and sandy bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Grandillo Point light 050, forward range light 112, Hospital Cay light 342.5. Number one (1) boiler and number one (1) ships service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).

J.F. FERGUSON

ENS  USNR

 

04-08 Anchored as before.

J.A. BAILEY

SF1   USN

 

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.

J.R. TRAVIS

CWO USN

 

12-16 Anchored as before.

J.E. WILLIAMS

GMGCA  USN

 

16-20 Anchored as before.

S.F. JONES

RM1  USN

 

20-24 Anchored as before.

J.L. RICH

MM1 USN

Tuesday 5 November 1963

00..04 Anchored in anchorage thirteen (13), U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty five (35) fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Gran::li110 Point Light 050°, Forward Range Light ll2°, Hospital Cay Light 342.5°. Boiler Number One (01) and Ships Service Generator Number One (01) are on the line. 'Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE (Modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Yard and Harbor 'Craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
J.R. TRAVIS
CW03 USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0540 Lighted fire under No.2 Boiler. Lighted off No.2 Generator. 0640 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0710 Stationed the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set condition YOKE. 0738 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: Forward 16'211, Aft 17'411. Received report of casualty to port engine filter system. Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None. 0830 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0845 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0855 Completed repairs to port engine filter system. Completed all preparations for getting underway. 0900 Commenced heaving in anchor. 0906 Underway for Guantanamo Op..Areas 5 and 6 in accordance with COMFIETRAGRU GTMO weekly Op-Order 45-63. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0912 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to clear the harbor while conducting low visibility piloting drills. '0928 Set course 188°. 0929 c/s 13 kts. 0933 c/c noo 0934 c/c 135° 0936 c/c 115° 0938 exercised the ship at General Quarters. Commenced battle problem. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds in assigned Op-Area. Set Condition YOKE. 1104 Set Course 09~ Speed 10 knots. 1110 Secured from General Quarters. Set the regular underway watch. 1147 c/c 1300..
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1245 Exercised "the crew I3t General Quarters. 1253 Set Condition ZEBRA. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds, exercising at General Quarters. 1345 Commanding 'Officer assumed the conn. 1350 Secured from General Quarters, set condition YOKE. Course 270, Speed 13.5 kts. 1355 Set Replenishment Detail. 1359 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds to rendezvous with USS SAUFFLEY (DD 465) to conduct high line exercises. 1407 Commenced approach on USS SAUFFLEY (DD 465), base course 080, base speed 10 kts. 1437 Received first line on deck forward. 1500 Completed first phase high line exercise having received three loads from USS SAUFFLEY (DD 465). 1505 All lines are clear. 1522 USS SAUFFLEY commenced approach on this vessel. Base course 083, speed 10 kts. 1540 First line on deck. 1552 Completed highline exercises having transferred three loads to SAUFFLEY. 1557 All lines are clear.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT.USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1606 Secured replenishment detail, set the regular underway watch. 1626 c/s 12 kts. Maneuvering to clear USS SAUFFLEY (DD 465). 1658 c/c 294. 1700 Set the Special Sea and Anchor detail. 1703 Commanding Officer assumed the conn. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to stand into harbor entrance. 1718 Passed Windward Point abeam to starboard 2.0 miles. 1731 c/s to 0 kts. 1734 YTM 275 came alongside to starboard and disembarked pilot, Mr. Overman. 1736 Commanding Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1740 Commenced approach to assigned berth, BBl, c/s 05 kts, c/c 085. 1750 c/s 0 kts. YTM 275 came alongside and tied up to stbd bow.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

18-20 Steaming as before. 1801 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make berth BBl. 1812 Moored portside to BB1, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with starboard mooring lines doubled. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Yard and Harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7). 1816 Cast off YTM 275. 1826 Pilot departed the ship. 1827 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the watch to the quarterdeck.
W.H.LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

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

Wednesday 6 November 1963

. 00-04 Moored portside to pier BB-1, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay Cuba, with standard mooring lines doubled. Boiler number two (2) and generator number two (2) are on too line. Receiving fresh water from the pier. Condition of readiness IV and material condition Y0KE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). 0140 Completed taking: on fresh water from the pier.
R. B. McCORMICK
ENS USNR

04-08 Moored as before. 0430 Lighted fires under number one (1) boiler. 0640 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0645 Stationed the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0714 Completed all preparations for getting underway. 0730 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn. 0752 Underway for assigned Op-Areas in accordance with current Op-Schedu1e. Maneuvering to clear the pier. Captain conning, Navigator on the bridge. 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

08-12 Maneuvering as before. 0819 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to clear the harbor-while conducting low visibility piloting drills. 0824 Hade daily inspection of magazines Conditions: smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 0843 Set course 1910 speed 13.5 knots. 0845 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds in assigned Op-Area. 0930 THORNTON, Harold L. FA, USN admitted to sick bay for treatment of possible heat stroke. 0945 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to go alongside USS ALGOL (AKA-56) for highline replenishment exercise. 0949 Set the replenishment detail. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Replenishment course is 040 speed 8 knots. 1010 The Officer of the Deck shifted the Conn to the port pelorus station. 1031 Alongside maneuvering at various courses and speeds to keep station 120 feet off the portside of USS ALGOL (AKA-56). 1032 First line on deck. 1049 All lines clear. 1050 USS ALGOL (AKA-56) drawing clear. 1055 C/c 2200, speed 8 knots. 1113 USS ALGOL (AKA-56) commenced approach to port side this ship. 1118 OOD shifted the Conn to the conning station. 1120 First line on deck. 1142 All lines clear. c/s 13.5 knots. Commenced maneuvering to clear USS ALGOL (AKA-56). 1145 c/c 3000, c/s 10 knots. 1149 Secured the replenishment detail. Set the regular underway watch.. 1150 c/c 340 , c/s 8 knots.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1251 c/c 190/ 1319 c/c 180. 1345 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1340 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take station 1000 yards astern of USS DUXBURY BAY (AVP-38), base course 090, speed 10 knots to conduct Anti-Aircraft firing exercise. 1350 Set Condition ZEBRA.. 1410 On station. 1426 Commenced firing on sleeve with starboard battery. 1428 Ceased firing, having expended 18 rounds 40MB HET, ammunition. 1432 c/c 270. 1440 Commenced firing on sleeve, with port battery. 1441 Ceased firing, having expended 12 rounds 40HM, HET ammunition. 1446 Recommenced firing to port. 1448 Ceased firing, having expended 16 rounds, 40MM HET ammunition. 1510 c/c 340, having completed firing exercise. 1513 c/s, 13,5 knots.
J.F.FERGUSON
ENS USNR

16-20 Steaming as before. 1632 c/s 05 knots. 1637 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1649 Commenced maneuvering at various. courses standing into, harbor. 1714 c/c 069 c/s 8 knots. 1716 Commenced approach to assigned anchorage. 1724 Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in anchorage] U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in five (05) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point 228, Radio Tower 029, After Range 270. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Guadalcanal (LPH-7). 1730 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD Shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck. 1733 Secured fires under number one (#1) boiler.
D. W.OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
L. G. DROLET
LTJG USNR

Thursday 7 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 7 U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in five fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with 30 fathoms of anchor chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Fisherman's Point LT228 Radio Tower 029; After Range 270. Number (2) two boiler and number (2) two generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV, and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the Atlantic Fleet, yard and district. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL .(LPH-7)..
W. H. STALLINGS
ENCA USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0400 Lighted fires under #1 boiler. 0607 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Commenced making all preparations for getting underway. OOD shifted the watch to the bridge. 0617 Anchor at short stay. 0630 Completed all preparations for getting underway. 0638 Underway from anchorage 7 to assigned operating areas in accordance with current Op-Schedule. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0645 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to clear Guantanamo Bay. 0722 Passed Windward Point Light abeam to port, range 1.8 miles. 0724 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the refueling detail. 0730 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take standby station 500 yards astern of USS GUADALCANAL (LPH- 7). Commenced preparations for refueling exercise on base course 0900 , speed 10 knots. 0736 Changed base course to 100.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0807 Commenced approach to port side of US:; GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). 0839 Received fuel hose from GUADALCANAL. Unable to hook up and receive fuel due to incompatible fittings. 0845 Completed fueling exercise No fuel received. 0854 All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear GUADALCANAL. 0904 c/c 167, c/s 13.5 knots. 0911 Set the regular underway watch. 0921 c/c 175. 0929 Exercised the crew at General Quarters for gunnery exercise. 0931 Set condition ZEBRA. 0934 c/c 090. 0946 Commenced Gunnery Exercise. Basic Anti-Aircraft Shoot. 1030 Secured from General Quarters. Ammunition expended: 212 rounds 40MM HET. Set course 000 speed d 8 knots. 1052 c/c 090. 1125 c/c 270. 1150 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. 1158 Secured from General Quarters. Set the regular underway watch.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1301 Exercised the crew at General ~quarters. 1307 Set Condition ZEBRA, 1310 Commenced steering at various courses and speeds simulating battle casualties, and conducting drills. 1520 c/c 302, c/s 08 knots, continuing to exercise at General Quarters. 1526 Secured from General Quarters, set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
W.H.LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

16-20 Steaming as before. 1603 c/c 021, standing into harbor. 1615 Commenced approach to assigned anchorage, at various courses and speeds. 1639 Let go the port anchor. Anchored in anchorage 13, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 06 fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following bearings: Hospital Cay 347.5, After Range 303.5, Fisherman1s Point LT 234.5. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). 1650 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck.
G.A.ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
C. SCANIO
ENS USNR

Friday 8 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 13,US. Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (6) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom with thirty fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings. Fisherman's Point Lt. 234.5 After range Lt. 303.5 Hospital Cay light 347.5. No. two (2) boiler and No. two (2) generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet and yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
D.C.COGHLAN
MMC USN

04-08 Anchored as before - 0604 Lighted fires under No. (1) boiler, commenced preparation for getting underway. 0745 Set special and anchor detail.
J.R.RICH
RD1 USN

08-12 Anchored as before. OROO Mustered the crew on station. Absentees; none. oA05 Heaved in to short stay. 0815 Underway in accordance with current schedule. Maneuvering to head fair in the channel. OR26 Commenced low visibility navigation exercise, commenced steering 19~ magntic course to conform with channel. 0847 c/c to 191 pgc, 176 psc. 0855 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Ceased steering magnetic courses. 0856 c/c to 130, cis to 1u knots. 0905 Passed Windward Point auxiliary lighthouse abeam to port, distance 5 miles. 0905 c/c to 130, proceeding to assigned Op-Areas. 1005 Observed an unusual condition of the surface of the sea consisting of a two foot wave, cresting at some points, moving westward at about 1 knot and extending from a point approximately 6 miles off shore to a point approximately 8 miles off shore. 1014 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. c/c to 114. 1020 c/c to 145. 1021 c/s to 13 knots. 1021 c/s to 13 knots, c/c to 160 maneuvering to take station ahead of U.S.S. ARMES (AKA-56), bearing 090, 1000 yards. 1031 On station c/c to 270, speed 12 knots. 1034 Commenced basic anti-aircraft firing exercise. 1051 c/c to 092. 1100 Completed gunnery exercise. Expended 357 rounds 4amm HET ammunition. 1103 c/c to 000. 1108 c/s to 8 knots. 1110 Secured from General Quarters. 1130 Sighted merchant vessel bearing 030, 4 miles, identified as S.S. URAL a U.S.S.R. tanker on course 270, speed 8 knots. c/c to 350 to close. 1152 c/c to 270, abeam of S.S. URAL, range 1500 yards. 1155 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 1158 Conducted weekly test of magazine and clipping room. Test: satisfactory.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

12-16 Steaming as before. 1322 c/c 270. 1410 Commenced man overboard drill. 1411 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to effect ship recovery. 1426 Dummy recovered, resumed course 270, speed 13.5 knots. 1432 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1445 Exercised the crew at Abandon ship drill. 1459 Secured from abandon ship drill. Reset General Quarters. 1500 Secured from General Quarters Set the regular underway watch. 1503 c/c 290. 1538 Set the special sea and anchor detail. 1540 Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following Non Judicial punishment; BAKER, C. E. 372 99 93, EM1, USN, viol. Art. 86 UCMJ. Punishment; to be reduced to next inferior rate. 1548 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speed steaming into harbor.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1623 c/c 072, c/s 08 kts. Commenced approach to assigned anchorage. 1630 Let go of the starboard anchor. Anchored in anchorage 13, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 6 fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings. Fisherman's Point 236, radio tower 209.2, Hospital Cay Light 311.2. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7). 1640 Secured the special sea and anchor detail, 1646 Secured fires under number one (1) boiler.
J.A.BAILEY
SF1 USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
C.E. WILSON
BTC USN

Saturday 9 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings Fisherman's Point light 236, radio tower 209.2, Hospital Cay light 311.2. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
J.F.FERGUSON
ENS USNR

04-08 Anchored as before.
J.ERWIN, Jr.
ENS USNR

8-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition : normal.
J.R. TRAVIS
CWO USN

12-16 Anchored as before.
D. HUNDLEY
SKCA USN

16-20 Anchored as before.
J.E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
A.J.REGALLIS
EN1 USN

Sunday 10 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage Jd, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom with thirty fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Fisherman's Point light 236, Radio Tower 209.2, Hospital 6ay light 311.2. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. Ships present include various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commander
Fleet Training Group.
S.F. JONES
RM1 USN

04-08 Moored as before.
L.G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
R.B. McCORMICK
ENS USNR

12-16 Anchored as before.
R.G. PHILLIPS
SFCS USN

16-20 Anchored as before.
R.C. ELLIOTT
BMC USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
D. HUNDLEY
SKCA USN

Monday 11 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage 13. U. S./ Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in six fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom with thirty fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point light 236, Radio Tower 209.2, Hospital Cay light 311.2. Boiler number (2) and generator number (2) are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
R.G. PHILLIPS
SFCS USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0515 Lighted fires under number (1) boiler. 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway. Set material condition YOKE. 0630 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0726 Completed all preparations for getting underway. 0738 Pilot, Mr. Overman came aboard. 0741 Pilot at the Conn. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0742 Underway for berth North Wharf BRAVO. Commenced steering various courses and speeds to make assigned berth.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0817 Moored starboard side to North Wharf BRAVO, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba with standard mooring lined doubled and a one inch head wire forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Set Condition of Readiness V and material condition YOKE (modified). 0841 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the Watch to the Quarterdeck. 0851 Secured fires under number two (#2) boiler. 1009 Commenced taking on fuel. 1050 Secured from fueling, having taken on 93,200 gallons NSFO. 1100 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
J.S. LLOYD
ENS USNR

12-16 Moored as before.
M. L. WATKIN
SBM1 USN

16-20 Moored as before.
L. G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

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

Tuesday 12 November 1963

00-04 Moored starboard side to North Wharf BRAVO, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, with standard mooring lined doubled and a one inch (1”) wire forward and a two inch spring lay aft. Boiler number one and generator number one are on the line Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANEL (LPH 7).
M.L. WATKINS
BM1 USN

04-08 Moored as before 0530 Lighted fires under #2 boiler. 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0710 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0723 OOD shifted the watch to the bridge. 0728 Completed all preparations for getting underway. 0741 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn. 0743 Underway in accordance with currant Op-schedule, for assigned areas at various courses and speeds to head fair in the channel.
D.W. OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0805 Set course 202, speed 05. 0807 Commenced low visibility exercise. 0801 c/c 193 standing out of the harbor. 0824 c/c 128, secured from low visibility exercise. 0825 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail, set the replenishment detail. 0850 c/c110, c/s 10 knots. 0920 c/c 100, c/s 8 knots, preparing to receive USS FT MANDAN (LSD 21) for replenishment drill. 0937 First line on deck. Commenced replenishment drills. 0955 All lines clear. USS FT MANDAM (LDS 21) cleared from alongside. 1007 c/c 280, commenced making approach on USS FT MANDAN (LDS 21), course 280 speed 08. 1040 First line on deck. 1045 Commenced replenishment drills. 1057 All lines clear, completed replenishment drills. 1058 c/s 13.5. 1100 c/c 265. 1105 Secured replenishment detail. Set the regular underway watch. 1113 c/c/ 210/ 1130 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1209 c/c 288. 1210 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1216 Set condition ZEBRA. Commence air defense drill. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to avoid simulated attacks from exercising aircraft. 1333 Completed air defense drills. 1338 Secured from General Quarters, set the regular underway watch. Set course 290, speed 08. 1430 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1500 Commenced anti-aircraft firing exercise. 1509 c/c 000. 1511 c/c 270. 1539 Commenced firing on sleeve, with port battery. 1541 Ceased firing, having expended 60 RDS 40mm HET ammunition. 1544 Recommenced firing to port. 1546 Ceased firing, having expended 80 RDS HET ammunition. 1555 Secured from General Quarters.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1655 c/c 020. 1733 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn. 1753 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds standing into harbor.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

18-20 Steaming as before. 1806 c/c 062,c/s 08 kts to make assigned anchorage. 1830 c/s 0 Kts. 1833 Let go the port anchor. Anchored in anchorage DH-7, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (6) fathoms of water, sand and mud bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Hospital Cay Lt 263. Radio TWR 208.3, tower 070, Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7). 1840 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the watch to the quarterdeck.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
D. C. COGHLAN
MMCS USN

Wednesday 13 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage DH-7 U. S./ Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom with thirty fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following bearings: Hospital Cay LT 263, Radio Tower 208.3, Crane 070. Boiler number two, and generator number one are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
S. ELLIOTT
GMG1 USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0600 Lighted fires under #1 boiler. 0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0730 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the watch to the bridge.
J. CHARLES
SD1 USN

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0801 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn, commenced heaving in. 0809 Underway from anchorage DH-7, to assigned Op-Areas, in accordance with currant Op-Schedule, Captain conning, navigator on the bridge. 0810 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to head fair in the channel. 0828 c/c 240, c/s 05 knots. 0856 c/c 210, c/s 08 knots. 0858 c/c 193, c/s 10 knots. 0900 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch. 0904 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 0906 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 0910 Set condition ZEBRA. 0912 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds simulating battle casualties, and atomic attack. 1033 Secured fires under number two boiler, due to low water in boiler. 1043 Lighted fires under number two boiler, casualty restored. 1050 Number two boiler back on the line. 1142 Secured from General Quarters, set the regular underway watch. 1143 Set course 242, speed 13.5 knots.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1237 c/c 245. 1245 c/c 345 to rendezvous with USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7) for Helo operations. 1311 Commenced Helo operations.1335 First Helo touched down and lifted off. 1456 c/c 252. 1516 c/s 04 knots. Continuing with Helo operations. 1529 Final Helo touched and lifted off. 1538 Completed Helo operations. Secured from Flight Quarters. Set the regular underway watch. 1543 c/c 316, c/s 10 knots. 1545 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1551 Set condition ZEBRA.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1620 c/c 290. 1630 Secured from General Quarters. 1631 c/c 350. Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1647 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds, standing into harbor.1652 c/c 075,c/s 08 knots. 1700 Commenced approach to assigned anchorage, maneuvering at various courses and speeds. 1714 Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in anchorage 19, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following bearings: Radio Tower 205, Hospital Cay LT 307.5, After Range 287.3. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7)
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

18-20 Anchored as before.
C.E. WILSON
BTC USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
G. J. COUCHELL
ENS USNR

Thursday 14 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage DH-7 U. S./ Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom with thirty fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following bearings: Hospital Cay LT 307.5, Radio Tower 208, After Range 287.3. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
J. ERWIN
ENS USNR

04-08 Anchored as before. 0505 Lighted fires under number one boiler . 0555 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0620 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. -630 OOD shifted the watch to the bridge.. 0642 Commenced heaving in. 0658 Underway in accordance with currant Op-Schedule for assigned Op-Areas, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0700 Commenced maneuvering to head fair in the channel. 0701 c/c 240, c/s 05. 0702 Commenced low visibility drill. 0711 c/c 250, c/s 0.m 0741 c/c 202, c/s 05. 0742 Completed low visibility drill, c/c 193, c/d 08 knots. 0749 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

08-12 Steaming as before, standing out of harbor. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 c/c 170. 0845 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.0859 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take station off port quarter of USS MOSOPELEA (ATF-158), base course 090, speed 05 knots. 0924 On station. 0926 Commenced drone shoot, Anti-Aircraft exercise. 0933 Commenced firing on drone with starboard battery. 0934 Ceased firing. 0936 Recommenced firing to starboard. 0937 Ceased firing having expended 120 rounds 40MM HET ammunition. 0940 c/c 270. 0947 Commenced firing on drone with port battery. 0949 Ceased firing. 0951 Recommenced firing to port. 0952 Ceased firing having expended 92 rounds 40MM HET ammunition. 1011 Completed firing exercise, set course 352, speed 12 to rendezvous with USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) for towing exercise. 1030 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 1116 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make approach on USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21). 1155 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1201 Continuing on various courses and speeds to make approach on USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) and pass tow. 1255 First line on deck. 1325 Towing hawser on deck. 1351 Continuing to maneuver to take USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) in tow. 1357 Commenced towing, strain building on tow line. 1416 c/s 07 knots to effect SOG of 5 knots with tow. 1420 Making 5 knots (SOG). 1444 Commenced preparations to cast off tow. 1447 Rig is broken. Commenced recovering rig. 1504 Riding plate on deck. 1530 Towing rig on board, c/s 08 knots. 1538 Towing exercise completed. All lines clear. Set course 195, speed 10 knots.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

16-20 Steaming as before. 1611 c/s 13.5 knots. 1645 c/c 300 to stand into harbor. 1700 c/c 000. 1717 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn, commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make assigned anchorage. 1720 Set course 072, speed 08. 1729 OOD assumed the Conn, continued maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make assigned anchorage. 1743 Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in anchorage #7, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain, to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point LT 228, Radio Tower 208, Hospital Cay LT 307.5. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). OOD shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck. 1815 Secured fires under number one boiler.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
J.E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA USN

Friday 15 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage #7, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point LT 228, Radio Tower 208, Hospital Cay LT 307.5. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
A.J. REGALLIS, Jr.
EN1 USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0730 Commenced preparations for getting underway, lighted fires under number one boiler.
J.R. TRAVIS
CWO USN

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0805 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted watch to the bridge. 0815 FTG launch came alongside and disembarked observers. 0816 FTG launch departed from alongside.. 0817 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 0819 Conducted weekly test of magazine and clipping room sprinklers. Test: satisfactory. 0830 Completed all preparations for getting underway, commenced heaving in. 0835 Underway for assigned Op-Areas in accordance with currant Op-Schedule. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to head fair in the channel. 0850 c/c 240, c/ 05 kts. 0856 c/c 201, c/s 08 kts. 0900 c/c 193, c/s 12 kts. 0911 Set condition ZEBRA. 0916 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds, exercising at General Quarters, simulating battle casualties. 0958 Secured fires under number one boiler due to low water in boiler. 1004 Lighted fires under number one boiler, having restored casualty. 1007 Number one boiler back on the line. 1039 c/c 090, c/s08 in preparation for anti aircraft firing exercise. 1130 Commenced firing on sleeve with stbd battery. 1131 Ceased firing having expended 122 rds HET, 40mm ammunition. 1154 c/c 270. 1159 Commenced firing on sleeve with port battery.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1201 Ceased firing, having expended 45 rds, 40mm ammunition. 1203 Completed firing exercises. 1210 Secured from General Quarters. 1214 c/c 353, c/s 13.5 kts. 1331 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1339 Set condition ZEBRA. 1341 Exercised the crew at abandon ship drill. Reset General Quarters. 1351 Secured from General Quarters. Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1408 c/c 005, standing into harbor. 1416 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make assigned anchorage. 1430 Let go the port anchor. Anchored in anchorage #7 in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point LT 239, After Range 268, Radio Tower 167.5. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). 1435 FTG launch came alongside and embarked observers. 1438 FTG launch departed side of ship. 1512 Commenced heaving in. 1525 Underway for Kingston, Jamaica, in accordance with currant Op-Schedule, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 1528 Commenced steering various courses, various speeds to head fair in the channel. 1530 c/c 240, c/s 08 kts. 1535 c/c 201, c/s 10 kts. 1545 c/s 13.5 kts, standing out of harbor. 1550 c/c 193.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1631 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1640 Set condition ZEBRA. 1701 Secured from General Quarters, set the underway watch.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

18-20 Steaming as before. 1852 c/c 195.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

20-24 Steaming as before. 2334 c/c 188. 2335 c/c 220
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

Saturday 16 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , to Kingston, Jamaica , in accordance with currant Operational Schedule on course 220 T, speed 13 knots. Number one (1) and number two (2) boilers and number one (1) and number two (2) generators are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this vessel. 0017 c/c 226. 0032 c/c 238. 0130 c/c to 228 to avoid shipping. 0148 c/c to 222 to avoid shipping.. 0203 c/c 228. 0200 (?) Sighted Morant PT light bearing 278 T, 12 miles. 0230 Passed Morant PT light abeam to starboard at 9 miles. 0310 c/c to 270. 0329 c/c to 296 in accordance with Captain’s night order
J. F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

04-08 Steaming as before. 0401 c/c 290 to gain sea room. 0411 c/c 096. 0512 c/c 302. 0535 c/c 324. 0600 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Commenced preparations for entering port. 0605 Lying to 1 mike off Plum Point Light awaiting pilot. 0621 Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0630 Pilot came alongside. 0633 Pilot Mr. R. FRANCIS came aboard. 0634 Pilot boat cleared ship. 0635 Pilot assumed the Conn. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform to the channel entering Kingston Harbor. 0733 Anchored in anchorage BRAVO Kingston, Jamaica in seven fathoms of water with 45 fathoms of chain at the waters edge on the starboard anchor. Ships present include USS TURNER (DDR 834), various merchantmen, harbor craft. 0740 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Pilot left the ship.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

08-12 Anchored as before, standing out of harbor. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0847 Secured #2 boiler. 0940 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal
L.G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

12-16 Anchored as before.
C.E. WILSON
BTC USN

16-20 Anchored as before.
D.W. OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
L.G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

Sunday 17 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in Kingston, Jamaica in seven fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with forty-five fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Plum Point 165.7, Light in the water 260, two (2) stacks 082, Church 333. Boiler number one (1) and ship’s service generator number one (1) are on the line. Condition or readiness IV and material YOKE (modified ) are set. Ship’s present include USS TURNER (DDR 834) and various merchant ships. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS ASHLAND (LSD 1).
C.E. WILSON
BTC USN

04-08 Anchored as before.
D.W. OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 1000 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples Conditions: normal
J.L. LYON
CWO USN

12-16 Anchored as before. 1256 Lighted fires under number two (2) boiler. 1415 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 1430 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1433 Pilot Mr. HAYDEN came aboard. 1500 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: ENS j> ERWIN UA since 1430 17 November 1963. 1501 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 16’6”, aft 16’8”. 1503 Underway for Guanatamo Bay, Cuba in accordance with currant Op-Schedule. 1504 Maneuvering to clear the anchorage. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Pilot at the Conn. 1505 Steering various courses at various speeds standing out of Kingston Harbor. 1549 Captain assumed the Conn. 1552 Pilot left the ship. 1553 Set course 102, speed 12 knots. 1557 c/c 101. 1558 c/c 099.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

16-18 Steaming as before. 1600 c/c 098. 1603 c/c 100. 1651 c/c 145. 1654 c/c 116. 1750 Sighted Morant Point Light bearing 049, range 9 miles.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

18-20 Steaming as before. 1820 c/c 051. 1825 Morant Point Light abeam to port, range 8 miles.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

20-24 Steaming as before. 2300 c/c to 011 T. 2330 c/c to 350 to avoid shipping. 2355 c/c to 011 T.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

Monday 18 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently enroute from Kingston, Jamaica to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in accordance with Quarterly Op-Schedule on course 011, speed 13.5 knots. Boilers #1 and #2 are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this ship. 0339 c/s 10 knots.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

04-08 Steaming as before. 0445 c/c 035. 0450 Sighted Windward Point LT, bearing 024, range 18 miles. 0545 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0605 c/c 210,c/s 05kts. 0618 FTG launch came alongside and disembarked observers. 0624 c/c210, c/s 13.5kts. 0631 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0649 c/c 148. 0700 Upon signal from OTC USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) commenced maneuvers to take station in column formation with USS GUAADALCANAL (LPH 7),USS FT MANDAN (LSD 21),USCG DUANE (WPG 33), USGC COOS BAY ( WAVP 376), to conduct air defense exercise. Base course 150, speed 10. This ship is guide in station one. 0751 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 0758 Set condition ZEBRA.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0822 Upon signal from OTC, formation assumed diamond formation. 0834 Commenced air defense exercise. 0908 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to avoid simulated attacks by exercise air craft. 0940 Air defense exercise completed, secured from General Quarters. 0946 Upon signal from OTC, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7) assumed guide. When on station, guide bears 140, 1500 yards. 0956 c/c 010. 0957 Exercised the crew at Flight Quarters. 1006 c/c 042, c/s 05kts. 1019 Commenced receiving helos on deck. 1021 First helo touched down and lifted off. 1122 Final helo touched down and lifted off. 1124 Secured from flight quarters. 1137 Upon signal from OTC left formation to proceed to assigned Op-Area to conduct full power run, c/c 045, c/s 06kts. 1158 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1220 c/c 057. 1235 c/c 252. 1236 c/s 13.5 kts, building up speed for conduct of full power run. 1300 Commenced full power run. 1342 c/c 270. 1359 Secured from full power run. 1422 c/c 025, c/s 12kts. 1430 c/s 10kts. 1435 c/s 05kts. 1436 FTG launch came alongside and embarked observers. 1438 c/c 022, c/s 08kts, standing into harbor. 1440 c/c 069. 1445 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds making approach to assigned anchorage. 1451 Let go the stbd anchor. Anchored in anchorage thirteen, U.S. Naval Base, Guantamano Bay, Cuba in six (6) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, on the following bearings: Radio Tower 195.5, AFTER Range 304, Fisherman’s Point 234.7. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7). 1500 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. OOD shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

16-20 Anchored as before. 1620 Commenced Rescue and Assistance drills. 1700 Secured from rescue and assistance drills. 1705 Commenced Fire Drills. 1730 Secured from Fire Drills. 1833 Commenced fire drill. 1855 Secured from fire drill.
C.E. WILSON
BTC USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
W.L. WILSON
QM1 USN

Tuesday 19 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage thirteen (13), U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (6) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Radio Tower 195.5, After Range 304, Fisherman’s Point 234.7. Boiler number two (2) and generator number two (2) are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commending Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
J.A. BAILEY
SF1 USN

04-08Anchored as before. 0730 Commenced preparations for getting underway.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR.

08-12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0900 Maid daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 0945 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1013 Due to casualty on number two (2) main condensate pumps, ship unable to get underway. 1028 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1055 Exercised the crew at General Quarters, simulating underway conditions. 1101 Set condition ZEBRA.
J.R. TRAVIS
CWO USN

12-16 Anchored as before. 1305 Fuel barge came alongside to port. 1311 Secured from General Quarters. Set condition YOKE. 1400 Commenced taking on fuel. 1520 Completed taking on fuel, having received 69,942 gallons NSFO. Draft Fwd 16’10”, aft 17’2”. 1530 Fuel departed from alongside.
J.E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA USN

16-20 Anchored as before. 1600 Commenced miscellaneous in-port drills. 1715 Secured from all in-port drills.
J.R. TRAVIS
CWO USN

20-24 Anchored as before.
J.R. RICH
MM1 USN

Wednesday 20 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage thirteen (13), U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (6) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Radio Tower 195.5, After Range 287.3. Boiler number two and generator number two are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
J. ERWIN
ENS USNR

04-08 Anchored as before. 0505 Lighted fires under number one boiler . 0555 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0620 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. -630 OOD shifted the watch to the bridge.. 0642 Commenced heaving in. 0658 Underway in accordance with currant Op-Schedule for assigned Op-Areas, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0700 Commenced maneuvering to head fair in the channel. 0701 c/c 240, c/s 05. 0702 Commenced low visibility drill. 0711 c/c 250, c/s 0.m 0741 c/c 202, c/s 05. 0742 Completed low visibility drill, c/c 193, c/d 08 knots. 0749 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

08-12 Steaming as before, standing out of harbor. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 c/c 170. 0845 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.0859 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take station off port quarter of USS MOSOPELEA (ATF-158), base course 090, speed 05 knots. 0924 On station. 0926 Commenced drone shoot, Anti-Aircraft exercise. 0933 Commenced firing on drone with starboard battery. 0934 Ceased firing. 0936 Recommenced firing to starboard. 0937 Ceased firing having expended 120 rounds 40MM HET ammunition. 0940 c/c 270. 0947 Commenced firing on drone with port battery. 0949 Ceased firing. 0951 Recommenced firing to port. 0952 Ceased firing having expended 92 rounds 40MM HET ammunition. 1011 Completed firing exercise, set course 352, speed 12 to rendezvous with USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) for towing exercise. 1030 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 1116 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make approach on USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21). 1155 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1201 Continuing on various courses and speeds to make approach on USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) and pass tow. 1255 First line on deck. 1325 Towing hawser on deck. 1351 Continuing to maneuver to take USS FT MANDAN (LSD-21) in tow. 1357 Commenced towing, strain building on tow line. 1416 c/s 07 knots to effect SOG of 5 knots with tow. 1420 Making 5 knots (SOG). 1444 Commenced preparations to cast off tow. 1447 Rig is broken. Commenced recovering rig. 1504 Riding plate on deck. 1530 Towing rig on board, c/s 08 knots. 1538 Towing exercise completed. All lines clear. Set course 195, speed 10 knots.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

16-20 Steaming as before. 1611 c/s 13.5 knots. 1645 c/c 300 to stand into harbor. 1700 c/c 000. 1717 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn, commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make assigned anchorage. 1720 Set course 072, speed 08. 1729 OOD assumed the Conn, continued maneuvering at various courses and speeds to make assigned anchorage. 1743 Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in anchorage #7, U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (06) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain, to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Fisherman’s Point LT 228, Radio Tower 208, Hospital Cay LT 307.5. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH-7). OOD shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck. 1815 Secured fires under number one boiler.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
J.E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA USN

Thursday 21 November 1963

00-04 Anchored in anchorage thirteen (13), U.S. Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in six (6) fathoms of water, mud and sand bottom, with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Radio Tower 195.5, After Range 304, Fisherman’s Point 234.7. Boiler number one(1) and generator number one (1) are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and harbor craft. SOPA is Commending Officer USS GUADALCANAL (LPH 7).
R.G. PHILLIPS
SFCS USN

04-08 Anchored as before. 0510 Lighted fires under number (32) boiler. 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway. 0615 Senior Observer and Party, Fleet Training group came aboard. 0630 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0658 OOD shifted the watch to the Conn. Completed preparations for getting underway. 0700 Commenced heaving in. 0720 Underway in accordance with currant operational schedule, enroute for assigned exercise areas, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0721 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to head fair in the channel. 0729 Set course 240, speed 05 knots. 0730 Commenced low visibility exercise. 0753 c/c 202. 0757 c/c 197, c/s 12 knots. 0758 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch.
B. CROOK
LT USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0802 c/c 211. 0836 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. 0839 c/c 180, c/s 13.5 knots. 0841 Exercised form I. Base course 180, speed 13.5 knots. Guide is this vessel. 0850 USS FT MANDAN (LSD 21) took station 3000 yards ahead of this vessel. 0901 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. 1010 Commenced Anti-Aircraft firing exercise. 1012 Commenced fire on sleeve with starboard battery. 1014 Ceased firing, having expended 40 rounds 40MM, HET ammunition 1024 c/c 149, c/s 10 knots. 1034 Commenced fire on sleeve with port battery. 1035 Ceased fire, having expended 20 rounds 40 MM, HET ammunition 1100 Firing exercise completed., USS FT MANDAN (LSD 21), detached to proceed assigned Op-Area.. 1102 Commenced simulated battle casualties. 1136 Operation readiness inspection, commenced.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USN

12-16 Steaming as before. 1215 Maneuvering on various courses during Operational Readiness Inspection being conducted by Fleet Training Group, Guantanamo Bay, under simulated battle conditions.. 1253 Secured from General Quarters, completed ORI, set course 046. 1310 Stopped starboard engine due to valve casualty. 1312 All engines ahead flank, c/s to 13.5 knots. 1334 c/c 000. 1355 c/c 005. 1418 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1422 Passed Windward Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 2500 yards, c/c to 021, c/s to 10 knots. 1432 c/c to 035, commenced Precision Anchoring Exercise ( Z-4-N). 1433 c/c to 022. 1441 c/s to 4 knots. 1446 Maneuvering on various courses using both engines to anchor assigned berth, 1510 Anchored in Berth 7, Guantamano Bay, Cuba in 7 fathoms of water, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. On a soft mud bottom, on the following bearings: Forward Range 314, Radio Tower 165, Hospital Cay Light 234. 1530 Senior Observer, Fleet Training Group left the ship.
J. A. FRIEL
LTJG USNR

16-10 Anchored as before. 1715 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 1730 Commenced heaving in anchor. 1738 Underway in accordance with currant operational schedule, for Little Creek, Virginia. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 1745 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to head fair in the channel. 1758 c/c 240, c/s 8 knots. 1759 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. Set the regular underway watch.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

18-20 Steaming as before.1803 c/c 193,c/s 13.5 knots. 1847 c/c 090.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

20-24 Steaming as before. 2215 c/c to 042. 2350 c/c to 054.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

Friday 22 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , to Little Creek, Virginia in accordance with Quarterly Op-Schedule on course 046, speed 13.5 knots. Boilers number one (1) and two (2), and generators one (1) and two (2) are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this vessel. 0030 c/c to 080, to avoid shipping. 0110 c/c to 040. 0145 c/c to 330. 0155 c/c to 333
J. F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

04-08 Steaming as before. 0525 c/c 340. 0715 c/c to 344.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 c/c to 348. 1050 c/c 013. 1130 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal. Make weekly test of magazine and clipping room sprinklers. Test: satisfactory.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1208 c/c 020. 1209 c/c to 024. 1218 c/c to 034. 1244 c/c to 068 to avoid tug and tow bearing 078, range 11 miles, on course 352, speed 6 knots. 1255 c/c to 045 to pass astern of tug and tow. 1312 c/c to 024. 1351 Sighted Bird Rock Lighthouse, bearing 035.5, distance 12.4 miles. 1437 c/c to 007, with Bird Rock Lighthouse, bearing 112, range 5.8 miles. 0455 c/c to 012.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

16-18 Steaming as before.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

18-20 Steaming as before. 1812 c/s 13.0 knots. 1840 Sighted Dixon Hill light, bearing 351, range 19 miles. 1911 c/c to 020.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

20-24 Steaming as before. 2010 c/c 356. 2015 Passed Dixon Hill light abeam to port, bearing 266, distance 7.6 miles. 2220 c/s to 13.5 knots
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

Saturday 23 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently enroute from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , to Little Creek, Virginia in accordance with CINCLANTFLT Quarterly Operational Schedule on course 356, speed 13.5 knots. Boilers number one and two, and generators one and two are on the line . Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this vessel.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

04-08 Steaming as before.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0910 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

12-16 Steaming as before. 1434 c/c to 090. 1446 c/c to 002.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

16-18 Steaming as before.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

18-20 Steaming as before. 1808 c/c to 335 to avoid shipping. 1819 Resumed base course 356.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

20-24 Steaming as before 2315 c/c 003
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

Sunday 24 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently enroute from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , to Little Creek, Virginia in accordance with CINCLANTFLT Quarterly Operational Schedule on course 003, speed 13.5 knots. Boilers number one and two, and generators one and two are on the line . Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer , USS ASHLAND (LSD 1).
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

04-08 Steaming as before. 0625 c/c to 356 to blow tubes. 0640 c/c to 346 to blow tubes. 0645 c/c 003.
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0850 Visibility reduced to ˝ mile, commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with “International Rules of the Road” , c/s to 10 knots. 0913 c/s to 8 knots. 1000 Secured from sounding fog signals, c/s to 15.5 knots. 1050 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

12-16 Steaming as before.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

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

18-20 Steaming as before. 1837 c/c to 350
J.A. FRIEL
LTJG USN

20-24 Steaming as before 2005 Passed Diamond Shoal Light Ship abeam to port at 14.7 miles. 2020 c/c to 341. 2025 Sighted Cape Hatteras Light bearing 280 at 20.5 miles. 2038 c/c to 000. 2040 Passed Cape Hatteras Light abeam to port at 19.5 miles. 2045 c/c to 350. 2145 Stopped port engine due to loss of Lube Oil pressure. 2147 Lube Oil pressure restored to port engine. Port ahead flank. 2230 Sighted Bodie Island Light bearing 335 at 20.4 miles. 2300 c/c to 355. 2312 Passed Bodie Island Light abeam to port at 13.1 miles.
J.F. FERGUSON
ENS USNR

Monday 25 November 1963

00-04 Steaming independently enroute from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba , to Little Creek, Virginia in accordance with CINCLANTFLT Quarterly Op-Schedule on course 335, speed 13.5 knots. Boilers number one and two, and generators one and two are on the line . Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE are set. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer , USS ASHLAND (LSD 1). 0100 c/c 345. 0120 c/c 340. 0122 Sighted Cape Henry LT, bearing 298,18.9 miles. 0240 Passed Cape Henry LT abeam to port, range 12 miles.
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

04-08 Steaming as before. 0440 c/c 335. 0535 Passed Chesapeake Lightship abeam to starboard., range 2 miles. 0620 c/c 300. 0630 c/c 270. 0705 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. 0709 Commenced steering various courses standing into Chesapeake Bay. 0759 Commanding Officer assumed the Conn.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

08-12 Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0805 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform to North Auxiliary Channel. 0813 YTM 380 came alongside. 0815 the pilot Mr. BALLENGER came on board. 0817 YTM 380 cleared ship’s side. 0820 Pilot assumed the Conn, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0822 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to stand into Little Creek harbor and make assigned berth. 0850 YTM 380 tied yp to port quarter. 0901 Commenced approach to pier 14 south. 0911 Moored starboard side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled and a one inch wire forward and a two inch spring lay aft.. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is CONPHIBLANT. 0913 YTM 380 cast off. 09117 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.. OOD shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck. 0920 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal 0921 Pilot left the ship.
G.A. ARCHAMBAULT
LT USNR

12-16 Moored as before.
J. CHARLES
SD1 USN

16-20 Moored as before.
L.G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

20-24 Moored as before
R.G. PHILLIPS

SFCS USN

Tuesday 26 November 1963

00-04 Moored port side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch with forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Number one boiler and number one ship service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT
J.R. RICH
RD1 USN

04-08 Moored as before.
L.G. PARHAM
MMCA USN

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal
R.B. McCORMICK
ENS USNR

12-16 Moored as before.
J.L. RICH
MM1 USN

16-20 Moored as before.
J. ERWIN
ENS USNR

20-24 Moored as before
W.H. LEYDEN
LTJG USNR

Wednesday 27 November 1963

00-04 Moored port side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch with forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Number one boiler and number one ship service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT
W.H. STALLINGS
EMC USN

04-08 Moored as before.
D.W. OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0810 AOTU observers arrived for ARI inspection. 1030 Commander Amphibious Training Unit, U. S. Atlantic Fleet arrived on board. 1130 Commander Amphibious Training Unit, U. S. Atlantic Fleet departed. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.
J.J. SCANIO
ENS USNR

12-16 Moored as before.
S. ELLIOTT
GM1 USN

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

20-24 Moored as before
D.C. COGHLAN
MMCS USN

Thursday 28 November 1963

00-04 Moored port side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch with forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Number one boiler and number one ship service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT
R.B. McCORMICK
ENS USNR

04-08 Moored as before.
S. ELLIOTT
GM1 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.
J. ERWIN
ENS USNR

12-16 Moored as before.
W.L. WILSON
QM1 USN

16-20 Moored as before.
D.W. OLMSTEAD
ENS USNR

20-24 Moored as before
J.S. LLOYD
ENS USNR

Friday 29 November 1963

00-04 Moored port side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch with forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Number one boiler and number one ship service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT
J.A. BAILEY
SF1 USN

04-08 Moored as before.
M.L. WATKINS
BM1 USN

08-12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none. 0830 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.0900 Conducted weekly tests of magazine and clipping room sprinkling system. Test: satisfactory
J.R. TRAVIS
CWO USN

12-16 Moored as before.
J.E. WILLIAMS
GMGCA USN

16-20 Moored as before. 1717 Pursuant to BUPERS orders, Ensign Robert S. CRESTIN, USNR, reported on board for duty from Naval Amphibious School, Little Creek, Virginia.
R. B. Mc CORMICK
ENS USNR

20-24 Moored as before
S.F. JONES
RM1 USN

Saturday 30 November 1963

00-04 Moored port side to pier 14 South, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, little Creek, Virginia, with standard mooring lines doubled, a one inch with forward, and a two inch spring lay aft. Number one boiler and number one ship service generator are on the line. Condition of readiness IV and material condition YOKE (modified) are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is COMPHIBLANT
J.L. RICH
MM1 USN

04-08 Moored as before.
A.J. REGALLIS
EN1 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.
R.C. DRAKE
EMC USN

12-16 Moored as before.
R.C. ELLIOTT
BMC USM

16-20 Moored as before.
R. B. Mc CORMICK
ENS USNR

20-24 Moored as before
W.L. MACON
EN1 USN