Ainsworth (FF 1090) - Naval Cruise Book

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MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE 1977 SPAIN FRANCE d LFEJUAN ) VI Corsica f ) " V :ta " , is GAETA PALMA y USS AINSWORTH FF-1090 APRIL JULY Rota, Spain Gaeta, Italy PHIBLEX 4 -77 Augusta Bay, Sicily Training Anchorage Athens, Greece MISSILEX Haifa, Israel MAY Naples, Italy Athens, Greece Soudha Bay, Crete Training Anchorage AUGUST ASW Week Naples, Italy Bari, Italy Augusta Bay, Sicily Training Anchorage National Week XXIII JUNE Golfe Juan, France Bari, Italy Kithira Training Anchorage SEPTEMBER MISSILEX Port Mahon, Menorca Taormina, Sic ily Alicante, Spain LIB ' A OCTOBER Palma, Mallorca Norfolk, Virginia DISPLAY DETERMINATION Palma, Mallorca VJ WUGUSTA BAY KITHIRA SOUI OBV Y Crete SOUDHA BAY f U- — - v. LIBIA SEA HAIFA EGYPT y;: -i us the no and w Louisi enemy shore A! marine the hu depth Al torped lobes, copter Ills AW The r AINSV. Al Feolu Pet sc Lengi plocei Al has |, Dion; AIM seven 1975 North T ondn USS AINSWORTH FF-1090 USS AINSWORTH is named in honor of Vice Admiral Walden Lee Ainsworth, U.S. Navy, and is the first ship ever to bear the name. Vice Admiral Ainsworth was a distinguished task force commander in the South Pacific Campaign of World War II and was known as " a destroyerman ' s destroyerman. " AINSWORTH was built by Avondole Shipyards, Inc., of Westwego, Louisiana. She is the thirteenth ship of the JOSEPH HEWES class of frigates. The ship is specially designed for locating enemy submarines but is also capable of performing such other missions as patrol, search and rescue, blockade, surveillance, shore bombardment, anti-surface warfare and anti-air warfare. AINSWORTH is outfitted with the most recent electronic equipment for detecting and or communicating with ships, sub- marines, and aircraft. Main features include the ship ' s two sonar (underwater sound detection) systems. One, mounted in the hull at the bow, is capable of gaining surface or subsurface contacts at extremely long ranges. The other has a variable depth capability and is towed astern. AINSWORTH ' s principal armament is the homing torpedo. Placed in the general vicinity of an enemy submarine, the torpedo will seek-out and destroy its target. The three systems installed in the ship to deliver the torpedo include: torpedo tubes, the ASROC (Antisubmarine Rocket) launcher, and the LAMPS (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System), a manned heli- copter. Other major armament includes the 5 " 54 rapid fire gun, having a primary purpose of anti-air and anti-surface warfare. It is also effective for shore bombardment in support of forces from beachheads to several miles inland. In August 1976, AINSWORTH became the first ship to receive installation of a production version of the HARPOON Missile Launch System. The HARPOON anti-ship missile, with beyond-the-horizon ranges in excess of 50 nautical miles, odds significantly to AINSWORTH ' s fighting capability. AINSWORTH is powered by a single five-bladed propeller driven by steam turbines developing 35,000 shaft horsepower. Featuring Automatic Combustion Control of her two boilers, which operate at steam pressures of approximately 1200 pounds per square inch, she is capable of speeds in excess of 27 knots (more than 30 miles per hour). The ship ' s characteristics ore: Length overall - 438 feet; beam (width) - 47 feet; navigational draft (deepest point below woterline) - 26 feet; full load dis- placement - 4,200 tons. AINSWORTH was commissioned 31 March 1973 and is manned by 17 officers and more than 225 enlisted men. The ship has facilities for embarking the Squadron Commander and his staff and a LAMPS helicopter detachment. In addition to oper- ations in the Western Atlantic and the Caribbean, the ship has completed three extended deployments in her brief history. AINSWORTH was a unit of Operation UNITAS XV from July 1974 to December 1974, conducting maneuvers with the forces of seven South American navies while circumnavigating the continent and completing twenty-one port visits. From October 1975 to May 1976, AINSWORTH participated in major fleet exercises in the Mediterranean with the SIXTH Fleet and in Northern European waters with NATO forces and made twenty-one port calls in seven countries. Then from March 1977 to October 1977 AINSWORTH once again participated in major fleet exercises in the Mediterranean and made twelve port calls in six countries. AINSWORTH ' s vital statistics during this deployment were: Total miles steamed underway - 33,367.4 Fuel consumed underway - 2,386,058 gallons Fuel consumed in port - 445,584 gallons Total hours underway - 2,332.8 Total hours in port - 2,496.2 Total fresh water distilled - 1,308,186 gallons Total underway refuelings - 43 Total in port refuelings - 8 Total incoming messages processed - 14,184 Total outgoing messages processed - 3,678 Commander Robert J. Brenton Commanding Officer USS Ainsworth (FF-1090) Commander Robert J. Brenton is a native of Palisade, Colorado. He is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the U.S. Naval Post- gradua ' e School. Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960, Commander Brenton served successively as the moin propulsion assistant in USS PERKINS (DD-877) and as the engineer officer in USS HALSEY POWELL (DD-686). He then served on the stoff of Commander Destroyer Division 172 as the senior staff officer and division material officer from 1963 to 1965. Completing o post groduate education tour at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Cali- fornia in 1968, Commander Brenton reported for duty to USS SOUTHERLAND (DD-743) as the executive officer. After graduating from the Navol Command and Staff course at the Naval War College he then served from 1971 to 1973 as the commonding officer of USS CALCATERRA (DER-390). Commander Brenton studied German at the Defense Language Institute for one year, and then served on exchange duty with the Federal German Navy Command and Control System Headquarters from 1974 to 1976. Commander Brenton assumed command of USS AINS- WORTH (FF-1090) on 4 October 1976. Commander Brenton ' s decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal-Korea, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with three stars, and the Vietnam Unit Citation with clasp. He and his wife, the former Bobbie Wade of Hogerstown, Maryland, reside with their daughters Rebecco and Elizabeth, and son Brian in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Lieutenant Commander. Richard B. Stoakes Executive Officer USS Ainsworth (FF-1090J April 1976 - September 1977 Lieutenant Commander William E. Wells Executive Officer USS Ainsworth (FF-1090) DEPARTMENT HEADS LT James W. Speer WEAPONS OFFICER Sept. 1976 - Jul 1977 LT Constantine Xefteris WEAPONS OFFICER LT Stephen E. Donlon OPERATIONS OFFICER LT Thomas W. McQueen SUPPLY OFFICER Aug. 1975- Sept. 1977 LT Dean W. Schopp CHIEF ENGINEER LT Stephen L. LaRue SUPPLY OFFICER LT Richard B. Amirault NAVIGATOR LT William A. Sigler OFFICER - IN - CHARGE Lamps Detachment 1st DIVISION FIRST ROW (L-R): BMC Cusack, Peck, Greenfield, Patterson, King, Curry, ENS Arnberg, SECOND ROW: Godfrey, Anderson, Benson, Estoesta, Muncy, Merrick, Goldschmidt, Arnold, Parker, THIRD ROW: Zimmerman, Mahoney, Quarberg, Rhodes, Sloan, Holloman, Morris, Singleton, Thompson. Now station the Special Sea and Anchor Detai ■J A ' " ' Fid UNREP- During the deployment, AINSWORTH participated in 43 underway replenishments. Sorry, King, but you can ' t use the boat boom for a diving board T ifi TO STARBOARD I " V; Hi t SA ' " ' r i W i III 1 fHLA ?. 1 i atfw jm. x c n: I AWAY THE GIG AWAY Setting up for a Towing Exercise 2nd DIVISION TC •• FIRST ROW (L-R): ENS Dew, sensenig, Hitchcock, Carscollen, Broadway, Pickett, Bodnar, GMGC Hayes, SECOND ROW: Czewskt, ' Babb, Wayland, Rice, Eichholtz, Martin, Hamilton, THIRD ROW: Grant, Neyrinck, Paulson, Guende I sberger, Wallace, Lomorie. THE GUN .1 READY FOR ACTION A I H r 3rd DIVISION ) FIRST ROW (L-R): ENS Newberry, Hampton, Jacobs, Jensen, Trammell, Cruse, Klymasz, Armstrong, Harrell, Galey, Evens, STGC Giles, SECOND ROW: GMTC McFadyen, Goldsworthy, Bilokury, McKenney, Lemieux, Pryor, Harshman, Toepel, Lane, Wilmer, Connelly, Wolt, STGC Blakely. So That ' s Where You ' ve Been Hiding! M OC DIVISION « i Mr FIRST ROW (L-R): Hefty, Miller, Kane, Campbell, Bernard, Hossink, Campbell, Burns, SECOND ROW: ENS Morrissey, Kleckner, Coretram, Lupis, Poole, Trapani, Wallen, Scott, Cifelli, RMC Carpenter. Togetherness Prosit!! F W " 3 OE DIVISION m 1 FIRST ROW (L-R): Dawes, Ridgely, Spurgeon, Seitz, Travis, SECOND ROW: ETC Eaton, Cunningham, Decker, Fox, EWCS Murphrey, ENS Wilhelm. I " i ' vb, 4e»T t4u ei ctroni " n ! uc ei ! ' ' 01 DIVISION FIRST ROW (L-R): OSC Miller, Milner, Petronio, Beam, Russell, Guisewhite, LTJG Turnbull, SECOND ROW: Wood, Spence, Balsinger, Wasserleben, Marklin, Shortridge. WO DON ' T HAVE TO BE CRAZV TO (JORK HERE " , SOT T SORE HELPS! t . s a; ; V. ... -if mnrriT LLilUL ' J - " , j B DIVISION Jk LTJG Wright MPA 7T! It FIRST ROW (L-R): Smiegel, Tafoya, O ' Toole, Ferguson, Davis, Landis, SECOND ROW: BTC Teal, Mahaffey, Thompson, Johnson, Konsor, Dassell. FIRST ROW (L-R): Vargas, Wujcik, Mitchell, Volden, Livingston, SECOND ROW: Spivey, Avey, Maize, Ballard, Laws, Olgers, BTC Jones. THERMAL DYNAMIC CONVERSION CENTER -I ' m . (KM. Mr. Raffle r 9 y AA M DIVISION FIRST ROW (L-R): Bolton, Wideman, Ball, Helms, Roe, ENS Franklin, SECOND ROW: MMC Rogusky, Bates, Lunz, Wolfe, Treat, THIRD ROW: Suhr, Reiter, Smith, Crownover. ' 1 FIRST ROW (L-R): Carpenter, Alston, Nolde, Cobb, SECOND ROW: MMC Tomberlin, Duilio, Atwood, Belyeu, Hyde, THIRD ROW: Shimkus, Dawson, Cook, Singer, Kraynak. E.VERyx 4iNCr is End I M te«EX .. M - • R DIVISION • ? Fl Cru RST ROW (L-R): Nagel, Balaskovits, Grandowicz, Shupe, Adair, C. Smith, Harville, Sabiers Montgomery, ump, SECOND ROW: EMC Sherwin, Keenan, Caldwell, B. Smith, Navarro, Hudson, Catu.ra, Evans, LT.G Prueft, THIRD ROW: Taylor, Staves, Tobens, Hill, Hoffhines, Clark, Fanning. Will the Air Dales Fly in This Port? It ft X SUPPLY . ' . 1 it f V » ■■■■■■■■■■mbpsr J5- T ■ ' FIRST ROW (L-R): Baro, Galvin, Bellon, Bost, demons, Underwood, Rene, Peltier, SECOND ROW: ENS Kubin, Smith, Daniels, Hathaway, Rosales, Williams, Delacruz, Ragadio, Jobo. 1 FIRST ROW (L-R): Macabante, Hamacher, Myers, Pabalan, SECOND ROW: LT Larue, Jenkins, Stoddard, Hess, Heaton, McCullar, Aguilar, MSCS Synder. . — v — - N II Pay Day For The Crew Supply Man Their Sea Detail Stations ,; ?. a ft : - ' r COME AND GET IT! XN DIVISION y i FIRST ROW (L-R): White, Duncan, Skowron, Stanley, Rollings, SECOND ROW: QMC Mitchell, YNC Voight, Buck- ley, Christensen, Milan, Yost, Jennings, LT Amirault, PNC Ashbey. AIR DETACHMENT FIRST ROW (L-R): Welborn, Shonk, Williams, McAllister, LTJG Jowers, SECOND ROW: ADC Rivera, LT Sigler, Cross, Hopkins, Warner, Hirsch, Skinner, LTJG Chandler, LT Seaberg. « ' -1 wmmm f 1 " T _ . (J B — w - IA ' 1 ; • ' ■ i Mm Rota, Spain 12- 15 April Athens Then IBl Kl ' lp if ' PI ■■ ■ ' t ;:ai •• ■ ■ " — .. . ■ : . 1 ■• ' ' | Now RELAXING IN GLYFADA " " " TljO 7 yi Rari, Italy The Old Vilhge Of AlberoMlo Near-By 20 - 27 JUNE Taormina, Sicily i : If AC The Tour Group Learns A Local Dance SL mmiii « , 4, ■ m J00 Gaeta, Italy 2- 8 JULY FOURTH - OF - JULY IN GAETA OUR SIGHT-SEEING TOUR TO THE CITY OF ROME L " 3frX Haifa, Israel 20 - 25 JULY Our Trip To Jerusalem J»;4fei. .4 ■Mil CLlUmnilrfKI •t ' Naples Italy 29 JULY - 11 AUGUST 24 AUGUST nni i ifmiiHHHn—MMiimipiniHi win I Get Off Me!!!, You Moose . . nm ■TSSfcM Golfe Juan, France Ol Wt Ms|hon, Menorcq i V ' MAHON EN FIESTRS 3-8 SEPTEMBER ] w Spqm 15-21 SEPTEMBER Alicqntc m wi w Hw iiHimmin! S3 12. , - U Mqllorc 28 SEPTEMBER - 5 OCTOBER CSjfe u ro«-- " THE LAST PORT ' Lisbon, Portugal 5-80CTOBER THE WARDROOM ■ - " % t i What ' s She Look Like, Keenan? Aw:iy The Rescue And Assistance Party I THE STORM . AND ITS DAMAGE it. ' i P a J SNIPES OVERHAUL FANTAIL I n THE COURT MAGICIANS Kneeling: AMHAN McAllister, Ens. Wilhelm, SN Sloan, SN Morris, FA Montgomery. Standing: BTC Teal, Ens. Franklin, IC3 Caldwell, MM1 Alston, EN3 Bolton, 0S2 Petronio, FTGSN Rice. J THE CHAMPS! • — ■ _ _ » - ATHLETICS SKI Hathaway Wins Tape Deck Raffle To Buy B-Ball Team Jerseys. NOW FLIGHT QUARTERS, FLIGHT QUARTERS FOR HELO LAUNCH- Getting The Bird Ready FOD Walk-Down Complete I , I K i Mad Bird Deployed . . . A Stop For A Quick Drink Mission Complete. ik. 1 ■ • H COME AND Vf r » A JU ft l 11 July 1977 And We Couldn ' t Forget ALL Those Middies ' f Througr enjoy ll tine to MUSTER. Ttlfe 4oWOO. Ju«A.t om -rAe. fanTmu ... " NOW SWIM CALL! I Throughout the cruise, the crew had several opportunities to enjoy the cool blue waters of the. Mediterranean. It was a great time to relax and soak up some rays. Just look at those tanned bodies . . . Ml V A Tall Cool One The Long, Hard Climb Up fl The Protector MISS AINSWORTH CONTEST The annual MISS AINSWORTH contest was held on October 20th, the day before our arrival home. There was a talent contest before the " Beauty Pageant " in which several crew members dis- played some truly extraordinary talent. Then came the MISS AINSWORTH contest! There was some real competition between the " ladies " . Here are just a few of the " Beauties " : DA (J)NNJAH.... Miss Ainsworth 1977 Miss " B " Division TIFFANY PUBLISHING COMPANY NORFOLK, VIRGINIA J» ft FRANCE PORT MAHON OGAETA Sardinia ' .NAfL X ALICANTE C USS AINSWORTH FF-1090 APRIL Rota, Spain PHIBLEX 4 - 77 Athens, Greece JULY Gaeta, Italy Augusta Bay, Sicily Training Anchorage MISSILEX Haifa, Israel MAY Naples, Italy Athens, Greece Soudha Bay, Crete Training Anchorage AUGUST ASW Week Bari, Italy Naples, Italy Augusta Bay, Sicily Training Anchorage National Week XXIII JUNE Golfe Juan, France Bari, Italy Kithira Training Anchorage MISSILEX Taormina, Sicily SEPTEMBER Port Mahon, Menorca Alicante, Spain LIB ' A OCTOBER Palma, Mallorca Norfolk, Virginia DISPLAY DETERMINATION Palma, Mallorca y? ATHENS K.TH.RA Q SOUDHA BAY C T " J SEA HAIFA EGYPT


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