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By the outbreak of World War II, Seaman Norman had advanced to Chief Boatswain ' s Mate. On the fateful day of 7 December 1941 he was serving aboard the USS Nevada (BB 36) in Pearl Harbor. January 1942 saw Norman advanced to War- rant Boatswain, and in October 1943 he was commissioned an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Between 1942 and 1948 Commander Nor- man served in many capacities. Included were the Deep Sea Diving School in Washington, D. C, salvage work on the east coast and in the Philippines, and an instructorship at the Sal- vage Divers School. These activities terminated with a two-year tour of duty in San Francisco as Ship Salvage Officer of the 12th Naval District based at Hunter ' s Point. In addition. Captain Norman has seized as Operations Officer of the USS Turner (DDR 834) and Executive Officer aboard the USS Rooks (DD 804). He attended Iowa State College for one year under the HoUoway Plan and the General Line School in Monterey, California. In 1956 he was a student in the Command and Staff Course at the Naval War College. This was followed by two years of duty on the War College Staff during which he was selected for Commander. His first command was the USS Recoveiy ( ARS 43) out of Panama, and in July 1959 he assumed command of " Long Ears, " the USS Abbot (DD629). Captain Norman was married in June 1943 to the former Miss Agnes Strum, RN, of Mar- tinsville, West Virginia. The Normans have four boys and make tlieir home at 357 Turner Road, Middletown, Rhode Island. Addressing the crew cm the fantail Taking the ship alongside I can remember the day . . . % x AT ALL TIMES . . . AND HIS FORESIGHT . . . WERE AN INSPIRATION TO ALL THE OFFICERS J LCDR WILLIAM C. MAGEE, US EXECUTIVE OFFICER ft ' . -N r. tv 6 , 21 LT KE , ETH L. WRIGHT, USN OPERATIONS OFFICER 94 o 16 15-23 s S 1 16 II I 29 22 26 23 boihrawasf) 17 18 25 a ' . 3 Ltjg P. G. COBURN Navigator 7 13 16 36 35 23 25 33 36 I.tj- G. T. MM.MU.NS ASW Officer 9 25 25 38 3 9 37 35 19 Ltjg M. T. HILL Damage Control 7 13 12 17 i; 16 i ' 25 25 24 " 36 DIVISrON OFFICERS }?.0 ' - 22 22 16 " " 34 35 35 (n v l ' T GONO CAPTAIN A. G. BARTON, USN COMMANDER DESTROYER DIVISION 202 On October 16, 1960, USS Abbot became the flagship of Destroyer Division 202. Everyone welcomed Captain A. G. Barton aboard, and it was indeed a pleasure to have him accompany us for the remainder of the cruise. His staff consisted of Lt Harrison, the doctor, and Ltjg Prather, Staff Operations Officer. Other members of his staff alleviated Abbot ' s workload in radio and on the signal bridge. LtjgR. I ' KAlllKH.SlaflOps • U.S.S. JOHN PAUL JONES (DD932) • U.S.S. ABBOT (DD629) • U.S.S. THE SULLIVANS (DD537) ,lr C. CKOSTON, Clia|i!.iiii 10 She Was Named For . . . Commodore Joel T. Abbot who was Ijorn in Westford. Massachu- setts on 18 January 1793. Commissioned a Midshipman on 3 Novem- ber 1H12 he served in the War of 1812. Joel Abbot commanded the frigate Macedonian during the Japanese expedition of 1852 and was advanced to Chief of Staff for Commodore Matthew Perry before the expedition ended. Commodore Abbot died of malaria in Hong Kong on 11 December 1 8.55. ABBOT ATHLETES Softball team in Oporto, Portugal. Stantling: Mfier, Walker, Ltjg (. ' ,. T. Simmons, Athletic Ufficer, Knight, Sehren- ghost, Sheppard. Kneeling: Thompson, Petrie, Rogers, O ' Connell, Wisniewski, Tighe, Craven. Abbot ' s sports teams, hearled by coach Simmons, were always on the move. In Oporto. Portugal, the Softball team playefl the USS McGowan before some 2000 spectators. There was no real outcome since players from the consul intermingled and occasionally a young Portuguese player was given a chance at bat. The afternoon provided a real change of pace after twenty-eight davs at sea. SOFTBALL TEAM Craven Graulich Kaminski Knight Meier O ' Connell Petrie Rogers Schrenghost Sheppard Thompson Tighe Walker Wisniewski 12 %J k-, ■ Buch makes it louk Later the basketball team joined vith the USS McGowan to play a local Portuguese team. In Karachi the Abbot softballers played several games. In one outstanding game the Abbot defeated the American Embassy. During the second visit to Pakistan. Ensigns Hill and Lloyd played as part of the US Navy tennis team in matches with the Royal and Pakistanian Navies. A water polo team, headed by Vasquez and Hagev. competed in two matches with Pakistanian Naval teams. In Athens the globetrotting basketball team joined with the USS Decatur in a game against a hustling Greek team. Wisniewski sharpens up In Oporto, a line drive single i 13 PROMOTIONS Ltjg P. G. Coburn Ltjg G. T. Simmons Ltjg J. A. Brooks Ltjg ! I. T. Hill Ltjg B. F. Bremer Ltjg F. V. Lloyd Ltjg D. K. Baldwin R. E. Herald. SKCS G. A. Young. YNCS D. J. Acord. MMCS Newsom, MMl Stogner, SFl Banta. EM2 Emmons, FT2 Meier. IC2 Catlett. MM2 Fancella. MM2 Kerop, MM2 Ellis. MR2 Meyer, RD2 Peters. RD2 Heckman. S0G2 Hantak, S0G2 Spatz. S0G2 Bruce, BM3 Meeney. BT3 Kaiser. EM3 Tighe. EM3 Wisniewski. EM3 Clifford. FTM3 Chadwick. FTM3 Cole. L.. IC3 Caracciolo, MM3 Durham, MM3 Harp, MM3 Heimlich. M I3 Kaminsky, QM3 Hughes, RM3 Morris, RM3 Bond, SFP3 Wright, SFP3 Donohoe, SM3 Hall, SM3 Layton. SM3 Dingrnan, ETR3 Bridges, S0G3 Hudson, S0G3 Burgctte, YN3 Graulich, YN3 Potter, BT3 Stand 1)) for a wotting duwn parly ■XJ — ■ , i l r. T " ' ■ 1 V ,! WB Banta adds another stripe Qiief Herald achieves SKCS Sage RDl. lookin ; forward Newsonie, oni- of the very lie-l In-low derks 14 L -i m M-DIVISION The pride of the Ahbot. and rightfully so, are her engineers. They are known as a " work hard — play hard " group. There were many occasions when an untimely casualty would keep several hands up all night effecting repairs. The hoilermen used 1,295.000 gallons of fuel on this trip and refueled twenty-six times. They arrived in Pakistan with only sixteen per cent fuel on board. Front row: Ens Taylor MPA, Minicozzi FN. Doocl.ack mx u.k FN, War.l HI 1. l.a.li.ii; VO. I ' oe BT2. Second row: Cranmrr I!T2. Roarli FN, Ciafrani FN, Mecney BT3. 16 Kneeling: Schrayer FN, Morabili) MM3, Beavers FN. First row: Kerop i IiM2, Denny MM2, Harp MM3, Bodgers, MM3, Ledoux, MMl, Leading PO. Second row: Newsome MMl, Davis FN, Durham FN, Carney MM3, Keeves FN. 17 During; the cruise a twenty knot fuel economy run was held as well as several engineering casualty control compets. The scores were tops and predictions are that the engineers are looking for that big red " E. " This is the team that can do it. Congratulations are extended to Chief Acord who achieved the rate of MMCS. Jackson MMl was also selected as Abbot ' s choice for sailor of the month. Setting a record — 2.8 minute Kneeling: Coyelte FN, Faircloth 1513, Lesko FN. First row: Teel FN. I!illiiii: li in ' 2. Na.-ciue . FN, Newmans UTI. Leadin;; PO, Howe FN. Second row: Thompson FN, Mitchell FN, Knight FN, Tucker FN. 18 ■k First row: Cliiif Accord, Callt-tt MM3, Caracciolo i lM3, Heimlich .M I3. Jarkstm MM I. Lcaiiing TO. Second row: Lee MM2, Schaufelberger MM3, Coon MM3, Reynolds FN. In the North Atlantic during the informal beard contests, engineers (luicklv took the lead with Jackson. Lee. Stogner and Billingsley sporting good lookers. In this department you can ' t leave out Newsome who tried hard. hut. " It just won ' t grow. " The infamous feed booster pump was re- paired seven times. Tucker on ABC Smiling E. C. 19 R-DIVISION Kneeling: Gurski EMI, Leading PO, Wisniewski EMS, Starapoli FN, Meier IC2, Chief Mathias MMC. First row: Banta EM2 Wright SP3, Gedakovitz IC3, Tighe EM3, Mitchell FN. Second row: Bill UC3, Thompson EM2, Kolb MM3, Stogner SPl, Leading PO, Starling EN2, Williams MMl, Leading PO. r I I The Repair i Ji i i()n is perhaps the most im- portant group aboard ship. Responsible for all damage control and material security, their per- formance in damage control compets has supple- mented the fine Abbot reputation. 20 i DECK DIVISION Front row Aresco BM2, Sorace SN, Craven SN, Crocker SN, Hunziker SN. Second row: Jones BMl, Leading PO. Klages SN, Turman BM3, Kelley SN, Leach SA, Lewis FN, Ferrero SN. Bruce BM3, Stanton SN, Cornman SN. Coles SN, O ' Brien SN. Front row: Collins SN, Rydinpsward SN, McGuiness, SN, Frank SN, Dolan SN. Second roiv: .Sohczak BMl, Leading PO, Kendall SA, Retell SN, Riess SA, Casliwell SN. Hnlmcs SA, Dunliar SN, .McCuires SN, Nowicki SN, Skerry nM3, LtJK Lloyd. 22 It was a very busy trip for the deck force. The Abbot held the Refueling Rig Fuel Record with the USS Truckee. a fast 2.8 minutes. Highline and refueling evolutions were conducted with British tankers, a British AK and Pakistanian and French destroyers. Maintenance was always a big job. and the ship ' s sides were scrubbed and painted every time we were in port for 24 hours or more. ORDNANCE Big George Too liort fur words Another Z-4 AD Kneeling: Wilks GMSN, Bond GMSN, Rogers CMSN ; Mnum GMSN. Perry GMSN, LNneh SN. Wood KT2. First row: Chadwiek FTM3, Kecfer FTl, Leading PO, Lessard FTM3, Emmons FT2. Second row: Ens Bavlev. Snyder ETSN. Slans- berry GM3, Busrii SN, Sandy GMl, Leading PO. Farley G. 12. Slioll SN, Aiken SN, Carlson GMI, Leading PO. Third row: Chief Szezpan, CMC, Williams SN, Clark SN, Arkwright SN, Butler SN, Cunningham FT3, Slein FTSN. 24 ASW Kneeling: Highline S02, Stowe SOSN, Heckman 803, Soriano SOGSN. First row: Weems TiM2. Heilman 503, Hantak 502, Linne SOI, Leading PO, Stenari TMSN. Ltjg Simmons. Second row: Spatz S02, Davis TM2, Hagey S03 Bridges 503, Farris TMSN, Hudson 503, Dillon TMSN. It is the ASW team which has brought the latest records to the Abbot. Their efforts have coined for us the title " Long Ears " and we ' ve been recognized as one of the very best ASW destroyers in the Atlantic. On this cruise we had opportunity to verify our record. During Fallex we had no contacts and it wasn ' t until Midlink III that we had our first real good sonar contact. On this operation we opposed the USS Croaker, the USS Argonaut and the HMS Tactician. We were credited with three sinkings and also held the Tactician down for two hours. Later, Sea Owl was held down for two hours and two more sinkings were scored. .. Colors in Port Said Big hearted Henry 25 M The Operations Department is termed the " Brains " of the ship. They are directly responsible to the captain for all intelligence data, planning and " on the spot " tactical recommendations. The quartermasters constantly track our position and forecast any possible navigational hazards. Their job was particularly tough in our transits through the Straits of Gibraltar, Messina, Aden and Bonafacio. The new rates hecomc effective A leader sets the pace Not another messaae! 27 COMMUNICATIONS Dit Dit Dull Uil Dah Dull . Avast, land uliuy! 28 Km-i-ling: Jozwick R.M3. Cole SMS.N, Gij;anlino U-MSN, Kamiriskv UMi Hal.v KMSN. Dcnohor SM3. C.ont.rman SMI. Leading PO. First row: Ltjg Bremer, Hall SM3, Petrie SM2, Hu!;lu- KM.i, Morris KM.?. Cliamhorlain RMSN, Walker RMSN, Sayer KMl. Leading PO. Second row: Layton SMS, Bradlr HM.f. Slirppard UMSN. Keniiev (,)MSN, Rogers SMSA. ' CIC M W ' »e , •,r«i k 1 9 pl BPp 1 m -a. W M W Jli H mm mSj i A, E l 1 i tL ' B 1 Firsl row: Lljt; Baldwin, Spalir RD2. Stamper RD3, I ' .l.rs Rl)2. lh ({ ETA. Slut fdr tTS.N. Dint;man ET3. Second row: Herod. YNSN, Graulich Yi ,i. Laux RDSN, Meyer RD2. Owens RD3. Safxe RDl. Leadinj: I ' O, oung YNCS. Third row: Semos RDSN, Meeney RI)3, Bergeron ETSN, Bolion RD3, Saunders Pi 3, Brooks RDSN, Wiltig RDSN. Fourth row: Burgette YN3, Milehell RDSN, Daniels RDSN, Turner ET2, O ' Connell RD3. Soup ' s on! 16 Oet. 1960— Our firsl glance at Port Said. 29 To whom sliipuld wf iihe lliis crypto message? The Communications proup constantly kept Abbot ' s ratlio circuits in top working condition. This provided Abliot with an unequaled reputation in radio and communications al)ilitv. The brain center of the ship is CIC. Here the tactical situation is always at hand. Led by the best. Sage RDl. CIC monitored an average of 5 circuits and . ) radar scopes at all times. linking ahead was their motto. CIC coordinated all maneuvers, ASW attacks and gunnery exercises. This group enjoyed an excellent standing uilhin DesRon 20. 30 Kneeling: Dougherty SHI, Leading PO, Macfee SH3, Collins SK3, Graham SK3. Slanding: Ltjg Brooks, Dennocourt SN, Miclette SN, Heckman SN, Chief Herald SKCS. Tile skivvy cruncher The Supply Department means activity plus. This service team, responsible in many ways for the morale of the crew, operated the ship ' s store, held paydays, gave picnics, cooked and baked all meals, and provided laundry and barber services. One never to be forgotten replenishment took place on 1 October. We received 20 tons of provisions from the Alstede and Antares during very poor weather condi- tions. Chief R. E. Herald was advanced on 24 November to the rate of SKCS, Senior Chief. Congratulations! Profits of S15,000 from the Ship ' s Store paid for movies, picnics and ship ' s parties. The storekeeper group earned a ' BZ ' for their excellent planning ahead and ability to provide the ship with spare parts and needed supplies throughout the cruise. The USS Abbot (AI A 629) 32 I Kneeling: Silvernail SN, Sambrano SDl, Leading PO, Nadonga TN, Rocillo SN, Caballa TN, Tymul SN. Standing: Ltjg Brooks, Reid CS2, Keane CSl, Leading PO, Bcttis SN, Jose[)h TN, Hyde CS2, Gretsen SN Griffin SN Chief Stubblefield CSC. I M The old master bake The efforts of Commissary personnel who handled the huge monthly grocery bill, es- tablished a standard of quality, service and variety that merited many a " good chow " from the men of the Abbot. 375 pounds of steak in one day 33 Picnirkin;; in the Straits ot Aden Chafing at the Waldorf 600 gallons of ice (ream, always a favorite, were made under the able supervision of Hyde CS2. However. Su])])lv " s rlaim to fame were the cookouts on the fantail. First a steak fry, lasting all day. kept the cooks busy charcoaling 375 pounds of beef and preparing a delicious salad sidecar. Next, a picnic consuming nearly two thousand hot dogs and hamburgers kept spirits alive. Additionally, on October 28. this Supply team held a day long battle messing program for the training of commissary personnel. 332 shots given today It ' s getting: awfully seasick out . . . 34 ; gi JUNE-DECEMBER 1960 3 ur story begins in Boston. Here on 21 June 1060 twenty-seven midshipmen reported for their six weeks cruise. Leaving Boston, the ship spent a week preparing for the Second Fleet ' s LANTFLEX exercise. Abbot spent the fourth of July in New York and then ])roceeded for LANTFLEX. Long Ears put on a stellar performance against fi e submarines in the simulated massive attack against the East Coast. Proceed indej)endentlv were our instructions following this exercise. Abbot was detached to ))ay a visit to Svdnev. Nova Scotia, far to the north on Cape Breton Island. With " Happy Birthday " .streaming in the air. Abbot entered Sydney harbor on July 22. Arrival was timed to coincide with the city ' s anniversary celebration. On July 27 the ship cast off and pointed her prow once again for Newport. Final preparations were then made for the coming giant FALI-EX exercise. The big cruise began on 6 September 1960 when we departed enroute to the North Atlantic. Here, along with many units of the Atlantic Fleet and foreign navies, we participated in the largest of NATO exercises to date. Long Ears, with her excellent ASW capabilities, did much to aid the friendly offen- sive Blue Forces in their simulated attack on Northern Europe. The first ports of call were Oporto. Portugal, and Naples. Italv. A reception was conducted for orphan children and volunteer blood donations were made to local hospitals. In Oporto the men of the Abbot contributed more than 75 pints of blood, a story which reached the front page of the local newspaper. A transit through the Suez Canal and Red Sea led us to Karachi. Pakistan, in preparation for Operation Midlink III. Participating in Midlink were elements of the British. Pakistanian and Iranian Navies. The exercises ended with a return trip to Karachi where informal exchange visits by officers and men of the ships of each nation were prevalent. The Pakistanian hospitality made it hard to leave, but 629 proceeded via the Suez Canal back to the Mediterranean and Athens, Greece. Still on the move, and enroute to Barcelona, Spain, we then participated in Operation Jetstream. In a little over three months the Alibot had played a most important role in the President ' s " People to People " program. This cruise points out the maneuverability and constant readiness of the American destroyer and further serves to emphasize their motto " always ready and on the way. " 36 t Scenes from the ship ' s picnic before the big cruise accent the food, fun and frolic enjoyed by all. Congratulations go to the Supply people who really made the affair a success. In August a short warm up cruise was held in preparation for the exercises in the North Atlantic and overseas. 37 MIDSHIPMAN CRUISE . . . With us for the Midshipman Cruise were 17 third class iiiiddifs from Miami of Ohio. Illinois Institute of Technology, Vanderhill, and Holy Cross. There were also 10 first class middies from Dartmouth, Rensselaer Polytecnic Institute and Cornell University. Conducting tours in Nova Scotia Tliat Ahhol hospitality i 38 Some protest to lia e seen a i ' iilor(ul sea hat on the fantail. Alihott ' s sharp drill team participate in celehration at Sydney, Nova Scotia Twas on 20 September 1960 tHS 629 crossed the brr . . Arctic Cfele and to all ye men of the sea. know ye | these present that we are now Blue Noses. As one would expect it was cold and wet. but adventurous. Our position upon entering: Uie domain of Neptunus Rex was Latitude 66 . ' IVN and Longitude 11° ITVi ' . and the tiin ! of crossing 0750. 40 — — — _-i ' « ' " Just a darn i;iMid pljutograpli Sighting a Russian trawler f II ' ' Ssex (CVS.9) " " Panies " ' " " « ' " ' " ( (;,e • ' ' ■Uise Portuguese orphans receive a grand tour Mediterranean moor in Naples g HH IHiWl i Sandeman ' s F )rl Wine, the finest Oporto, Portugal, a little visited seaport, was a wel- come sight after 28 days at sea. Each day a tour of the city was made available and on the last day a special tour of the famous Sandeman Winerv was offered. Be- tween liberty calls the hard working Abbot crew was able to accomplish considerable maintenance and repair work. 42 In Oporto, an open house at the consulate ' s home made for an enjoyable evening. Later, all hands were seen mannino: the gunwales for picture taking as we transited the Straits of Gibraltar enroute to Naples. Here shopping for Italian leather gloves and scarves was a favorite pastime. Many men were able to visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius during this stop. Abbot ' s leading diplomat " Sain ' Cathedral of Fatima Tbe harbor of Oporto 43 ;t » Leaving Napoli. we passed the volcanic island of Stromboli. Seeing the lava floes passing down the mountain and to each side of the small fishing village was most interest- ing. We then transited the Straits of Mes- sina. The evening passage through this tiny waterway was one which kept the watchful eyes of the men in CIC and on the bridge ever alert. We were nuu in the Easlcni Mediter- tanean. Here we refueled from the USS Missenewa and conducted coiniK-titive gun- nery drills. On 16 Oct. we became the Divi- sion Flagship when ComDesDiv 202. Capt A. G. BaVton, USN. shifted his flag from the USS McGowan. Also riding the USS Abbot for the remainder of the cruise were Lt Harrison. USN (MC). and Ltjg Prather. Staff Operations Officer. Ml. Vesuvius iivcrlooks Hay of Naples 44 1 Approach to Suez We anchored at Port Said while waiting for the forma- tion of a southbound convoy through the Suez Canal. The desert lined canal had aroused everyone ' s interest. The waterway is 10.5 miles long and runs through three lakes. It was built in eleven years and opened to traffic in 1869 at a cost of 41 million dollars. h THEPORTSAIO ENCINEERINC WORKS 45 At the southern end of the Suez Canal lies Port Suez where all ships clash into the Red Sea. During the canal transit the speed of advance is limited to eight or nine knots. Though it was mid-October sunbathing became the order of the day, and sleeping topside in the calm Red Sea was commonplace. Bartering with natives in Massawa, Ethiopia The Abbot ' s next stop was Massawa, Ethiopia. Here we provisioned for the entire squadron and left looking like an APA. It was only a one day stop but everyone enjoyed some liberty which in- cluded swimming and sightseeing. Natives lined the pier selling all sorts of amusing items such as necklaces and ornaments made of shell. r- A ). S -5 «»? ' -» ' ; A typical street scene The daily AI)l)cit fi-lnii;; party Traversing the Arabian Sea 629 reached Karachi. Pakistan, on 7 November. Here we participated in Operation Midlink III with Pakistanian. Iranian and British naval forces out of Karachi. This was probably the highlight of the cruise. The accent was on ASW and served to strengthen the mutual capabilities of our CENTO allies. 48 Points of interest in Karachi were Clif- ton beach, one of the most beautiful in the world, and the National Museum. Copper, brass and teakwood items caught the eye of nearly every sailor and were perhaps the most prized souvenirs of the whole voyage. Liberty call I ■ l »I1IU II n 1 1 11 1 m u 1 1 11 ,ij .V. ' . ' . ' .V . ' .V. ' . ' ' . M I iJ f t i ' fe ' Pijp ii National Museum, Karachi The harbor of Aden WW Many of us saw our first camels. In fact, it was not un- common to see a camel, donkeys, horses, a bear, and a native or two carrying pet cobras all in a single block. 50 f - M m IrCl - 5 1; Palace guard. Athens Aden, the next stop, is a free port. Like Karachi the city is a mysterious blend of the old and new worlds. Being a free port, several men made their purchases of cameras, radios and the like here. 51 r. The famuus Parlheiinn A passage tlirough the Red Sea and Suez Canal led us back to the Med. The next port of call was Athens. Greece, on 20 Nov. Actually the ship tied up in the harbor at Pireas. but Athens was close by. Nearly everyone visited the magnificent Acropolis. Her After tiW g the Middle East. Athens was nearly like being liohie with such modern conveniences as the bus and subwa s. Tours were plentiful and included the nianv loni|)les. i ' arlhenon. and Athens University. ' Ui Jt ' ' - MK . i 1 H •• aN feiv- 2! 9 InuiiU ' y » ' sv-! PS ■iV v ' I Here the shutterbugs had their real opportunity. It was said that one just couldn ' t take enough photo- graphs to really relate the wonder and heauty of this ancient city. Shopping for souvenirs here was at pastime. The better bargains were fount pottery and furs. While leaving Athei; staged ASW demonstrations for the ber Naval Officers. favorite in jewelry, e Abbot of Greek The Abbot now headed for Barcelona. Spain. Enroute. after transiting the Straits of Bonafacio. Long Ears partici- pated in Operations Jet Stream. This was an ASW exercise with French naval units in opposition to US and French submarines. SlalUf of Cdliiniliu-. Itarrelonu 54 Barcelona has always been a choice port for sailormen in the Mediterranean. The city with its beautiful squares, colorful foun- tains and gardens offers a warm reception. A short stop was made in Gibraltar before headinar home. Risky business up forward If it doesn ' t move, paint it. 55 Those nervous monitnls Sunda) afleriiooii and holiday routine Overall the voyage took 101 clays. 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