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Now, much as I like all my shipmates, I ' m vision? Well, a division is composed of a group of Without each one of them the ship couldn ' t get ally eat together and pull liberty together, although It ' s the working side-by-side that breeds lasting is to be found in the division; you can find it bet For the ship to get underway it takes just this co partment? Well, a department is simply a way of responsibilities lie in roughly the same area. A de policies to be followed by his division officers who, I ' ve done enough talking for now. I ' d rather of shipboard life. sort of partial to those men in my division. A di- men who are specialists in their type of work. along. The men in the division bunk together, usu- a man is quite free to choose his companions. friends. This is not to say that the only cooperation ween different divisions and departments as well. operation among the many different rates. A de- administrating a whole bunch of divisions whose partment head is the unifying force who formulates in turn, regulate their divisions accordingly, show you while I explain the whys and wherefores Tfocv Vet U6e yau fo ee my o hc cutd i itr xduce you fo tnif }6,ific ate4 OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT G. S. Adams, LT Winthrop, Mass. CIC Officer In the Operations Department we have four divisions known as OR, OE, OS and 01. I ' ll explain the primary functions of each as we get into them. Operations con- sists of communications, both the means and the methods, as well as the detecting of unknown — and possibly enemy — contacts: aircraft as well as ships It is even possible to say that the Operations divisions contain the eyes and ears of the ship Operations often lays claim to being the heart of the ship Without them, it would be hard to find a heartbeat; that much is true. 01 Vivi itot L. T. Reger, LTJG Toledo, Ohio F. O. Yates, Jr., ENS Asheboro, N. C. Montgomery, RDC N. Eoston, Mass. J. Eisle, RD1 Martinez, Cal. A. Miller, RD1 Philadelphia, Pa. C. Callihon, RD2 Parkersburg, W. Va. N. Fields, RD2 Austinville, Va. The Combat Information Center is the particular hideaway of 01 Division. Located on the Fourth Deck and so isolated that they cannot see, they use their radars and listening equipment to detect possible enemy contacts. Men trained in the art of air-controlling direct friendly aircraft in the interception of enemy. During peacetime independent steaming, the bridge is kept informed of ships which are on a collision course or which are passing close aboard. When operating with a large task force, the radios blare, the men sit before their scopes, others plot, phone talkers send the information up to the bridge, the status boards are maintained, the air controllers are at work and perhaps one man is working out a navigational " fix " by means of radar. During General Quarters, 01 Division aids the Gunnery Department by informing them of incoming raids on the ship. The nicest cooperation is necessary within the many jobs in Combat in order to keep up with both the air and surface picture and to keep the bridge informed. S. D. De Forest, LTJG Seattle, Wash. R. Frechette, RD1 Pleasant Hills, Cal. M. Forcier, RD2 Brainerd, Minn. F. Mathews, RD2 McKeesport, Pa. n P. Moss, RD2 Poducah, Ky. G ) ' Division R. Clark, RD3 Erie, Pa. F. Monsi, RD3 Bristol, R. I. D. Radigan, RD3 Brooklyn, N. Y. D. Aldrich, SN Hartford, Conn. M. Elfers, RD3 Turtle Lake, Wis. T. Monson, RD3 Liberty, N. Y. A. Seibert, RD3 White Plains, N. Y. J. E. Anderson, SN Auburn, Mass. J. Smith, RD2 Quincy, III. D. Kelso, RD3 St. Petersburg, Fla. T. Nutt, RD3 Carthage, III. J. Skrobocki, RD3 Milwaukee, Wis. L. Aubin, SN Berlin, N. H. C. Bostic, RD3 Anderson, S. C. E. Kimball, RD3 Newark, N. J. R. L. Pasley, RD3 Silverton, Ore. M. Sleeper, RD3 Hansen, Mass D. Chamberlain, RDSN Lyndonville, Vt. 0 ) Vcoteitot R. Froyen, RDSN Clarion, Iowa P. Cigrand, RDSN Pittsburgh, Pa. R. Gore, RD3 Bowling Green, Ky. B. Greene, RDSN Rogersville, Tenn. J. Ellison, SA Birmingham, Ala. K. L. Hood, SN Ronkonkoma, N. Y. M. Kelly, RDSN R. Kull, RDSN R. Lombard, RDSN D. MacLean, RDSN Wilkes Barre, Pa. Mc nmouth Junction, N. J. AH Whitman, Mass. Denver, Colo. 1 " L M v " » AfMt d m - JL M M BNfli m im A M Mm R. Magill, SN T. A. Marvin, S. N. R. Mills, SN S. O ' Brien, RDSN Altoona, Pa. Minneapolis, Minn. Boston, Mass. _ong Island, N. Y ft F. Prost, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. J. Rhodes, SN Pittsburgh, Pa. M. T. Storks, RDSN Denver, Colo. ill A. Walker, SN Allegheny, Pa. OS ' Divito K OE DIVISION If those radios, so important to a tactically efficient Navy, give out, OE Division personnel are called in on the double to diagnose and minister to the injury. The patience of a doctor is indeed necessary to the ET ' s or Electronics Technicians, not only as concerns the receivers and trans- mitters of radio equipment, but as regards such gear as the three radars (the surface search, the " air search and the height-finding), the ECM (Electronic Counter-measures), the AEW (Airborne Early Warning) equipment, the loran and the fathometer. Much of the equipment to which they attend is in the " Secret " category and demands of the ET ' s the great- est security. A great deal of their work is done in conjunction with the men of OR Division who keep logs in their radio rooms designating which pieces of equipment need curing by the ET ' s. As you can see, maintenance is a full time job in OE Division, their job in peacetime closely approxi- mating what it would be in time of war. And a hard one it is at all times V ss: SAOS 6A 5 6 » L S - " - ' . " f V. " :■ . « 0 ' - ' .-.run „rwiiW ... xa. rv ( ■ v . ■■■■ ' • ' ■ ' vjsp»m ■ - ' — 6VOGT 6K6 T IS ' - " •• ■ ■ Si -V " 4 ift» 61 BO L-.. • " .... I H. L. Palmer, ENS Braintree, Moss J. P. Frank, ETC Lexington, Mass. JT F. Hill, ETC Quincy, Moss. G. Reading, ETC Seagoville, Texas A. Nopoli, ET1 Worcester, Mass. N» OS ' Divi tatt m R. Mizell, ET2 Little Rock, Ark. R. Desrochers, ET3 Lowell, Mass. A N. Seidle, ET3 Washington, D. C. D. Fraser, ETNSN Palmyra, N. Y. A. Petersen, ET2 Fort Lee, N. J. L. Gullings, ET3 Great Falls, Mont. J. N. Carozza, SN New York, N. Y. C. Harrell, ETNSN Norfolk, Va. E. Jennings, ET1 Fall River, Mass. R. Buttofoco, ET3 Harvey, III. W. Husman, ET3 La Cresent, Minn. R, Carter, SN Perrysburg, Ohio J. Howard, SN Albany, Ga. W. Bartlett, Jr., ET2 Burlington, N. J. D. Cornellier, ET3 Pittsfield, Mass F. Jacobs, ET3 Akron, Ohio n D. Flippo, SN Sayre, Ala. V. Cubilette, RMSN Bronx, N. Y. OS DiwtAi M Signalmen, as the name implies, take care of all communications of a visual nature. And even though most of the signalling by flags, sema- phore and flashing light is visible to all of us if on deck, it is still a ' foreign language to the majority of us. In wartime, as in WW II, the job of these men is of primary importance; the communications which are primarily handled by voice circuits have to be sent visually due to the increased security of the latter method. The visual traffic became so heavy during the Med Cruise that the division had to go on a port-star- board split to keep up with it. The men in OS have to be sharp to do their job effectively; they seem to enjoy the strain. In addition to those on the Signal Bridge, the yeoman in the Operations Office, the aerographer and the photographers are organizationally linked with them in OS Divi- sion. All in all, an interesting group and a necessary one. J. G. Kahrol, LTJG Boston, Mass. D. Horvath, LTJG Cleveland, Ohio A. Persons, LTJG Canandoigoa, N. Y. T. Cunningham, SMC Lawrence, Mass. W. Boyd, AG1 Belleville, N. J. OS ' DiviAiott W. Adams, SM3 Greenfield, Mass. D. Pepper, SM3 East Lonqmeadow, Mass. P. Maurer, AG2 Madison, N. J. D. Biscardi, PN3 Philadelphia, Pa. F. Petras, SM3 Edwardville, Pa. fBw D. Wilson, SM3 Tilden. III. T. Wilson, SM3 Pueblo, Colo. J. Powell, PH2 Chicago, III. J. Honer, SM3 Muscoda, Wise. W. Rush, SM3 Washington, D. C. 3 R. Billman, YNSN Reading, Pa. P. Smith, SM2 Greensburg, Pa. L. Pendara, YN3 Chicago, III. D. Smirnoff, PH3 Van Nuys, Calif. P. Brouillette, SA Palmer, Mass. I 1 OS ' Division R. Buono, SN. Hornell, N. Y. R. H. James, SN Allegan, Mich. E. Nasser, SN Gloucester, Mass. L. Casineau, SN Springfield, Mass. I J. Meyers, SN Detroit, Mich. W. Page, SMSN Chicopee, Mass. R. Mc Coy, SA Akeley, Pa. J. Parks, SN Fort Wayne, Ind. M. Dibbles, SMSN Loke Geneva, Wise. J. Sullivan, SMSN Hartford, Conn. W. Thorpe, SN Weehowken, N. J. C. Moscowitz, SN Cincinnati, Ohio P. Patterson, SN Belfast, Me. R. Weller, SN Wannasko, Minn. 12 01£ VwiAiott H. Herring, LTJG Petersburg, Ohio W. Finke, LTJG Wichito, Kan. M- dm W. W. Salmon, ENS Merchantville, N. J. L. Lamar, TEC Springfield, N. C. J. McKmney, TEC Pittsburgh, Pa. The job of keeping the ship in contact with other commands outside of ourselves belongs to OR Division. There are four main " radio rooms " , Radiol or Radio Central housing the majority of the watch standers. To remain in communication with the other tactical units is one of the toughest jobs in the Navy. The job is such that only through constant practice is a satisfactory performance achieved. However, if you ' re a HAM operator, you know that with radio frequencies you ' ve either got it right or else it ' s all wrong. Practice — and on the Med Cruise we got little else — makes perfect; I believe we came as close to being per- fect as a ship can get. The Post Office on board is, as you might expect, a vital link in the sailor ' s life. There is no need to tell you that, away from home, many of us live from mail call to mail call. Those in the Post Office don ' t get much sleep if mail comes in late but work until it is all dis- tributed almost as if they were in danger of their lives until they got rid of every last letter. So, keeping both the ship, as a unit, and the men, as individuals, informed is the job of OR Division. 13 A. Piaconte, RMI Washington, D. C. P. Bates, BM2 Birmingham, Ala. K. J. Handley, TE2 West Rutland, Vt. 01R T wiii9 t J. Bonitz, TE3 Harrisburg, Pa. B. Dowes, RM3 Milfocd, Moss. J. Kapoch, TE3 Chicago, III. Belliveau, RM3 Lockporr, N. Y. R. Golie, RM3 Rayersford, Pa. D. McKeever, RM3 Washington, D. C. ill M. Lynch, RM2 Camden, N. J. M. Coble, RM3 Lapel, Ind. G. G. Griffin, TE3 Baltimore, M. D. ft M. Miller, RM3 Niles, Mich. P. Bannantine, TE3 Milwaukee, Wis. Ok ' t k. fl +A mm W. Davis, TE3 Cambridge, Mass. R. Hogle, RM3 Washington, D C. N. S. Sheheen, RM3 Camden, S. C. S. Sotoa, RM3 American Samoa T. Whittlesey, RM3 Richmond, Calif. T. Orr, TE3 Lakeworth, Fla. R Will, RM3 Erie, Pa. 14 OR T witio t R. W. Croig, TESN Borden, Ind. J. Jones, RMSN Folkner, N. Y. J. McCullough, TESN Philadelphia, Pa. W. Stuberg, SN Waukisha, Wis. B. Coghlan, SN Bronx, N. Y. E. Jarnagin, RMSN Polk City, Iowa E. McEvoy, RMSN Long Island, N. Y. R. Superson, TESN Chicago, III. A. Almeida, SN Tiverton, R. I. S. Dymbrowski, TESN Chicago, III. O Mi L. Judge, SN Westchester, III. R. Parks, RMSN Chardon, Ohio M. Tribbey, RMSN Richmond, Va. G. Burnett, SA Memphis, Tenn. T. Dohse, SN Omaha, Neb. R. Mack, RMSN Detroit, Mich. J. Reed, RMSN Winthrop, Mass. S. Thompson, SN Detroit, Mich. 15 GUNNERY DEPARTMENT C. T. Brown, LT Hingham, Mass. Assist. Gunnery Officer P. Appeddu, LTJG Toledo, Ohio Admin. Assist. A. Boris, LTJG Omaha, Neb. Ex-First Lieutenant R. Petrie, LTJG Maiden, Mass. Main Battery Officer J. Trevorrow, 1 st LT Bethesda, Md. First Lieutenant In the Gunnery Department we have the muscles of the ship. In time of war, it is this group which provides the payload and, in a way, all the other departments aid directly in furthering their ability to do so. In peacetime, we fire as many exer- cises as possible in order to train our personnel and keep our machinery up to snuff. On a cruiser, the Deck Force comes under the control of the Gunnery Department. This group consists of Boatswain ' s Mates and deck hands who take care of the external appearance of the ship and such things as anchoring, mooring and replenishing at sea. 16 r X t t Divi4io t P. Treogy, Jr., LTJG West Pembroke, Me. It would take too long for me to explain the intracacies of letting go and picking up the anchor, but to tell you that it is the responsibility of the First Division will give you an indication that it ' s in good hands. A very specialized " evolution " , it is the primary exercise in seamanship that the division performs. Occasionally, the First is called upon to rig Turret I for receiving stores. The turret, where hydraulic and electrical machinery complicates the process of maintenance, is the abode of the Gunner ' s Mates, who keep the turret ready to absorb the rest of the division in the event of a general Quarters— for drill or for real. M. Nordberg, LTJG Glenwood Springs, Go. 1 C. Koplan, ENS. Rochester, N. Y. J. Greenwood, GM1 N. Scituate, R. I. A. Ruggieri, BM1 Carson City, Nev. t t ' DiviAtott J. Langlitz, BM2 Palmer, Mass. C. Markley, GM3 Platteville, Colo. H. Workman, BM3 Palm Beach, Flo. r D. Corkery, SN Westbrooke, Me. G. Shuttleworth, GM2 Boston, Mass. P. O ' Kane, BM3 Philadelphia, Pa. J. Aker, SA Cincinnati, Ohio L. Conner, SN Chicago, III. LA B. Burns, BM2 Ridgeway, Texas L. Wallis, GM2 Portland, Ore. D. Rielly, GM3 Kings Park, N. Y. J. Bollinger, SA Veronia, Pa. B. Couch, SN Wild Horse, Colo. W. Booz, BM3 Baltimore, Md. R. Weier, GM3 Menominie, Wis. A. Callahan, SN East Meredith, N. Y. ■ i D. Payton, SN Dorchester, Mass. 18 ' ■ ' ; tit Vwitiott W. Earle, SN Freehold, N. J. tit A. Goulet, SN Boston, Mass. W. Jones, SA Petersburg, Va. S. Foster, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. A. Hennessy, SN Plainfield, N. J. J. Kent, SN Boston, Moss. D. Duever, SN Kerrville, Texos W. Gates, SA Hamburg, N. Y. D. Hjelmen, SN Minnesota J. Krivanick, SN Chicago, III. L. Kroyer, SN St. Paul, Minn. J. Lawrence, SN Greenville, Ohio G. Leinenweber, SN New Bedford, Mass. J. Gerrace, SN New York, N. Y. D. Holcomb, SN Burlington, Vt. D. Lompe, SN St. Louis, Mo. J. Madgin, SN Philadelphia, Pa. 19 tit ' Divi tatt J. Masterson, SN Gaffney, S. C. H. Morrow, SN Cincinnati, Ohio I Potter, SA Springfield, Mass. C. Sowers, SN Lynchburg, Va. o. B. Millwood, SN Gaffney, S. C. L. Ostgard, SA E. Grand Forks, Minn. S. Powers, SA Denver, Colo. J. Standish, SN Philadelphia, Pa. J. Manns, SN Norfolk, Va. J. Moore, SN Washington, N. C. P - G. Ostrum, SN Wayne, Mich. R. Robeson, SN Newark, N. J. J. Taylor, SA Clinton, S. C. E. Morris, SN Plainfield, N. J. A. Owens, SN Vicey, Vo. S. Schnatterly, SN Uniontown, Pa. J. Wilson, SA Long Island, N. Y. 20 2(tci ' Divi itot I ' ve never seen a man who didn ' t take pride in a pure white, well rounded hat and a spit-shined pair of shoes. By the same token, the wooden deck abaft Turret I, surrounding Turret II and heading aft to where other divisions take over, is an area of pride for the Second Division. And since it is the location of the Quarterdeck where digni- taries are received, it must represent the pride every man aboard has in his ship. When anchored out, the forward accommodation ladder must equal the appearance of the Quarterdeck. Turret II is the home of the Gunner ' s Mates of the Second and, as is the case with Turret I, a frame on top provides the leverage for their replenishing rig, which is more frequently used. ! I M. A. Moskowitz, LTJG New York, N. Y. G. Phillips, ENS Forest Hills, N. Y. D. Black, BM1 Milton. W. Vo. C. Blokesley, GMI Johnson City, N. Y. r H. Lamparzyk, BM1 Michigan 2ncL ' Divteiwt J. Barrett, GM3 N. Tonaworda, N. Y. P. Andonopalis, SN Astoria L. I., N. Y. R. Blake, SN Moundsville, W. Va. W. Emms, BM3 Niogara Falls, N. Y. A. Bailey, SN Horace, N. D. G. Bowman, SN Quincy, Mass. f F. . Coudill, SN Farmonal, Va. D. demons, SN Mohnton, Pa. J. Albano, GM2 Hazelton, Pa. D. Goward, BM3 Detroit, Mich. M. Barboza, SN Boston, Mass. W. Buley, SN Los Angeles, Colif. R. Cox, SN Boston, Mass. L. Kruzan, GM2 Boston, Mass. R. Wieble, GM3 Pittsburgh, Pa. H. Barr, SN Juniato, Pa. L. Capuano, SN Hasting, N. Y. J. Dean, SN Butler, Ky. 22 2nd ' Dwtiiwt R. Gosnell, SN Amherstvale, W. Va. I. Michael, SN Plainfield, N. J. R. L ' Heureux, SN N. Grosveordale, Conn. E. Granski, SN S. Plainfield, N. J. J. Kerner, SN Cincinnati, Ohio R. Martin, SA Corning, Calif. O. Gambrell, SN Greenwich, S. C. C. Groff, SN Kannopolis, N. C. K. Kinone, SN Wisconsin A. Paone, SA Hartford, Conn. J. Perales, bN New York, N. Y. H. Moody, SN Moline, III. C. Piper, SN Cincinnati, Ohio R. Hagerman, SA Pontiac, Mich. J. Lewis, SN Strong, Ark. D. Mausette, SN Caseyville, III. B. Place, SN W. Gloucester, Mass. 23 2 tct Divi4i K, M. Rosina, SN Bronx, N. Y. Q W. Schulz, SN Fargo, N. D. J. Smith, SA Chilicothe, Ohio W. Salsman, SA Danvills, Pa. D. Sharkey, SA West Babylon, N. Y. M. Smith, SN Baton Rouge, La. W. Quartz, SN Fort Wayne, Texas D. Santor, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. W. Sherman, SN Elk Grove, Calif. J. Spikes, SN Mission, Texas J. Schofer, SN Ashland, Ohio L. Sirard, SN Millbury, Mass. P. Thompson, SN Bedford, Ind. B. Turner, SN Wayland, Iowa A. Watson, SN Maryland G. Stiffler, SN Roine, Pa. It J. White, SN St. Louis, Mo. Dig ■ 3icL Divi4iw The only other division which can lay claim to a turret is the Third Division which takes up its residence on the Main Deck Aft. Both under- way and in port it seems that maintenance is only a secondary function of the deck group in this area. When anchored out, the boats must be taken out of the Hangar Deck and put in the water. During the Mediter- ranean Cruise, the fantail was turned into the Quarterdeck because of our having moored stern first — Med Moor — on two occasions. On coming into all ports, the vehicles must be put off by means of the crane. Un- derway, the hi-line or replenishing station is manned during those evo- lutions and there have been occasions when one of these rigs was on either side of Turret III. The helicopter further complicates the situation by necessitating the immediate transformation of the Main Deck Aft into a Flight Deck. L. D. Woznicki, ENS Philadelphia, Pa. J. R Thrall, LTJG Boston, Mass. D. R. Gardner, ENS Northville, N. Y. N. D ' Elia, GMC Jersey City, N. J. W. Freeman, GMC Hartford, Conn. 3id ' DivitioK L. Howell, GM1 Carm, III. R. Tuttle, BM2 Shrewsbury, Mass. W. Weinperl, BM3 Bethlehem, Pa. L. Ladd, BM1 Waco, Texas G. Beshears, GM3 Hannibal, Missouri E. Wheeler, BM3 Charlestown, Mass. J. Fletcher, BM1 Green Cove Springs, Fla. F. Mazzuca, GM1 Warran, N. J. C. Pritchard, GM3 Highland Park, Mich. C. Barts, BM2 Holbrook, Moss. C. Watson, GM3 Little Rock, Ark. D. Beyers, SA Flint, Mich. R Croteau, SN Millbury, Mass. G. Delp, SN Davenport, Iowa E. Denison, SN Cape Cod, Mass. E. Devericks, SA Weston, W. Va. 26 3nd ' DivteioH D. Dunn, SA Southside, Tenn. G. Goley, SN Whitney, Neb. G. Gialouris, SN N. Canton, Ohio A. Egbert, SN Seattle, Wash. G. Gamroth, SN Independence, Wis. R. Goldsmith, SN Gary, Ind. F. Dunbar, SA Wilkes-Barre, Pa. W. Fognilli, SN Newcastle, Pa. J. Goulin, SN Windsor, Conn. N. Grubenla, SN Duluth, Minn. A. Frenette, SA Auburn, Mass. G. Sims, SN Harrodsburg, Ky. R. Hudgins, SN Detroit, Mich. R. Jackson, SA R. Johnson, SN D. Keip, SN G. Mason, SN Tampa, Fla. Plaistow, N. H. Brockton, Pa. New Hoven, Conn 27 SW ' Division J. Mires, SN Beaumont, Texas J. Mosley, SN Adel, Ga. E. Pollock, SN Flint, Mich. R. Robinson, SN Concord, N. C. R. Padgett, SN Washington, D. C. W Prince, SN Washington, D. C. A. Rossetti, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. D. Pagoota, SN Baltimore, Md. W. Rigabar, SN Watertown, N. Y. J. Spry, SN Salamander, N. Y. A. Walker, SN Wichita. Kansas A. Walker, SN Baltimore, Md. J. Walter, SN Anderson, Calif. Q. Plombon, SN St. Cloud, Minn. K. Roberts, SN Exeter, Calif. C. Wade, SN Beckley, W. Va. C. Waters, SN Gaffney, N. C. 28 4t ' Divi tMt J. Cunningham, LTJG Hoddonfield, N. J. T. Keating, ENS Hingam, Mass. A. Senibaldi, GMC Everett, Mass. T. Phillips, BM1 Tulsa, Okla. N. Borawski, BM2 Buffalo, N. Y. C. Holcomb, GM2 Buckhannon, W. Va. J. Cook, BM2 Hull, Mass. The Fourth Division accounts for one-half of the personnel who man the secondary battery, the 5 " 38 enclosed mounts, all six of which you can pick out by strolling around the superstructure on the Main Deck. The Gunner ' s Mates of the division can take particular pride in the fact that they received two " E " ' s for excellence in firing competition this year. The men on deck also perform their work in fine style, for instance, when the ship drops the " hook " , they swiftly rig out the two quarter booms where the motor launches are made fast when not in use. The Fourth supplies a helping hand in replenishing, refueling and highlining and is known for having consistently the best living space on the ship. The Officer ' s Motor Boat and Motor Launch No. 2 are the Fourth ' s showpieces; the coxwains of the OMB typify the pride the division has in its work. N. Pease, LTJG Athens, Ga. J. Jenkins, GM1 Atlanta, Ga. W. Hanlon, GM2 Troy, Kansas T. Griffin, GM3 Selma, Ala. R. Ledoux Worcester, Mass. 29 4tH VivUiott J. Sardzinski, GM3 Shomokin, Pa. D. Bailey, SA Atlantic City, N. J. J. Smith, GM3 Beckley, W. Va. J. Bailey, SN Atlanta, Ga. R. Clouse, SA Chesterton, Ind. D. Bryant, SA Hamilton, Ohio J. Cochran, SN Rouse Billa, Pa. E. Lucas, BM3 Morris Run, Pa. S. Stanaway, BM3 Staten Island, N. Y. R. Bailey, SA Flint, Mich. J. Burns, SN Say Bille, N. Y. J. Manley, GM3 Port Chester, N. Y. A. Alonzo, SN Gary, Ind. R. Blake, SN Hopkins, Minn. G. E. Or Butler leans, SA Mass. A . ■4 1 P. Cochrane, SN Jackson, Mich. G. Duecker, SA San Antonio, Texas 30 K 4t6 ' Divi tott E. Garrison, SN Omaha, Neb. J. Hill, SA Oviedo, Flo. W. Kernan, SN Esther, Mo. W. McCormack, SN Baldwin, N. Y. R. Gooden, SN Pensacola, Fla. A. Hughes, SA Stanton, Ky. R. Kincaid, SN Scottown, Ohio E. Morgan, SA Campbellsburg, Ky. W. Early, SN Detroit, Mich. A. Hafer, SN Reading, Pa. E. Jameson, SA Rye Beach, N. H. C. Kinney, SN Burlington, Wis. P. Moreou, SN Westbrook, Me. J. Edwards, SN Selma, N. C. W. Hengeveld, SN Patterson, N. J. T Keefe, SN Plymouth, Pa. J. Kondracki, SA Long Island, N. Y. J. Newburn, SN Chicago, III. 31 4t ' DtoUiw, W. Powell, SH Gary, Ind. B. Sewall, SN Mercer, Pa. D. Thornton, S. N. Fitchburg, Moss. A. Reed, SA E. Orleans, Moss. R. Shriver, SN Comden, N. J. E. Nichols, SN Clowson, Mich. D. Rogers, SN Bristol, R. I. H. Sweitzer, SN York, Pa. D. Wangle, SN Toluca, III. G. Otis, SN New Market, N. H. M. Scheurer, SN Golden, Valley, N. D. M. Thomas, SN Beattyille, Ky. D. Wheeler, SN St. Louis, Mo. R. Wheeler, SN S. Wiest, SN L Wilbur, SA E. Winchell, SA Louisville, Ky. Philadelphia, Pa. Memphis, Tenn. Whitinsville, Mass. 32 .;-, ' , D Ut SN 5t ' DiwUiatt K. O ' Dwyer, LTJG Annapolis, Md. W. Rawls, BM1 Jackson, Ga. A. Benoit, BM2 Quincy, Mass. J. Denihan, GM2 Somerville, Mass. j h 4 T. Shipman, GMC Colorado Springs, Col. J. M ' Grath, BM1 Worcester, Mass. R. Butt, GM1 Fremont, Ind. The boys on deck of the Fifth Division have what many consider to be the most important job of all: rigging the after accommodation ladder which, when the ship is anchored, is the only means the sailor has of going on liberty. A motor launch for which the division is responsible, provides one-quarter of the meant that the liberty party has of going ashore. The deck forward of Turret III which extends from waterway to waterway and forward to where it meets the Sixth and Seventh Divisions as well as the superstructure encompassed by this area, is the property of the Fifth. The Officer of the Deck, when the ship is anchored out or moored alongside a pier, takes up his residence here. Any business which has to be transacted is done across the After Brow. Underway, the after fueling station is the property of the Fifth. Also belonging to them are the remaining 5 " 38 mounts all of which, I might add, sport the " E " . W. Pietkiewicz, ENS Windsor, Vt. L Garris, GM3 Croborchard, W. Va. J. Kearns, GM1 Maiden, Mass. H. Garry, GM3 Fairbauld, Minn. P. Melanson, GM3 Old Town, Me. 33 X 5t ' Division A. Smith, BM3 Rox, Mass. R. Troino, BM3 Johnson, R. 1. J. Bartel, SA Lansing, Mich. B. Breeding, SN Bargetown, Ky. L. Coffey, SN Monticello, Ky. O. Cobb, SA Chicago, III. E. Dzialoway, SN Chicogo, III. F. Elberson, SN E. Providence, Rl 34 M. Quelletle, GM3 Old Town, Me. D. Andears, SA Akron, Ohio R. Bryson, SN Pawtucket, R. I. F. Covington, BMSN Norfolk, Va. J. Farruggio, SA Syracuse, N. Y. R. Royer, GM3 Lafayette, Ind. W. Bailey, SN Philadelphia, Pa. R. Clark, SN Warren, Ohio T. Davidson, SN Beattyville, Ky. W. Fullerton, SA Savannah, Ga. 5t Divi4i M, J. Hale, SA Logun, W. Va. C. Lackey, SN Old Fort, N. C. L. Maki, SN Ishpeming, Mich. H. McNulty, SN Summit, Miss. C. Henry, SN New Orleans, La. R. Lane, SN Hall, W. Va. A. Mann, SA Bostic, N. C. P. McNulty, SN Summit, Miss. F. Garhart, SN Phoenix, Arizona R. Hundt, SA Plymouth, Ind. A. Logan, SN New York, N. Y. W. Martel, SN S. Berwick, Me. i R. Morrison, SN Alliance, Ohio R. ' Gillespie, SN Decatur, III. L. Johnson, SA Creal Springs, III J. Machate, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. J. McBride, SN Waltham, Mass. C. Nadeau, SN Lawrence, Mass. 35 5t T urt4io«t B. Pipes, SN Granite Falls, N. C. T. Scott, Jr., SN Philadelphia, Pa. R. Spies, SA Wadsworth, Ohio C. Whitfield, SA Jinita, Okla. C!l W. Powell, SA Camden, N. J. J. Sims, SA (No Address) N. Stampone, SA Patterson, N. J. M. Wilke, SN Mobridge, S. D. R. Penny, SN Indianapolis, Ind. L. Rosa, SN Cleveland, Ohio J. Snell, SN Latlang, W. Va. P. Sullivan, SN Worcester, Mass L. Williams, SN De Ridder, La. G. Phillips, SN Greenville, S. C. UL G. Ryals, SN Parkville, Mo. R. Spears, SN Trenton, N. J. P. Tomey, FN (No Address) A. Williamson, SA Wheeling, W. Va. 36 , . 6t ' DivtAiott C. Walker, LTJG Greenwich, Conn. C. Gorreft, GM2 National City, Calif. A. E. McCarthy, LTJG Peabody, Mass. F. Gormley, GMC Squantum, Mass. W. Armstrong, BM1 Ellisville, Miss. R. Hill, GM2 Rutledge, Ala. J. Papszycki, BM2 Brooklyn, N. Y. W. Marsh, ENS Netcong, N. J. J. Rogers, GM1 South Boston, Mass. F. Paul, BM2 Gilman, Iowa K The Sixth Division is on the port side amidships. When you ' re there, look up from the Main Deck into the superstructure and you will see what is meant by the " jungle " . A labyrinth of metal, it is functionally necessary but to the men who have to maintain it, it seems to exist only to persecute them. The stack, belching black smoke at intervals, affirms their suspicion that somehow they shouldn ' t be tampering with it. Perhaps it is for this reason that the division seems safety-minded: the port motor whale boat is on hand should someone fall overboard. So, while the deck is ready for an emergency, so are the Gunner ' s Mates and their strikers who, in manning the portside three-inch mounts (the anti-aircraft battery), play a large part in the defense of the ship. D. Barker, BM3 Hagaman, N. Y. J. Cummings, BM3 Dorchester, Mass. 37 6t ' DiwUtQH, a J9 J. Jefferson, GM3 Rivera Beach, Md. G. Wisniewski, GM3 Chicago, III. J. Brown, SN Pleasantville, N. J. ft L. Cole, SN Toledo, Ohio J. Murphy, GM3 Boston, Mass. P. Baggett, SN Nashville, Tenn. T. Burns, SN Massachusetts D Cook, SN Davenport, Iowa J. Hannon, BM3 Collingswood, N. Y. F. Parrish Brooklyn, N. Y. R. Belz, SN Paima Hts. Ohio D. Campbell, SN Hagamon, N. Y. D. Donahue, SN Baltimore, Md. P. Jackson, GM3 Kanawha, Iowa. J. Wholen, GM3 Granville, N. Y. H. Blake, SN Visalin, Calif. B. Chenault, SN Richmond, Ky. G DuPont, SN South Minn., Minn. 38 6t Divi4io t F. Farbent, SN New York, N. Y. C. Gilenwater, SN Kingsport, Tenn. J. Jackson, SN New York, N. Y. G. McKenzie, SN Detroit, Mich. J. Fattig, Jr., SN St. Joseph, Mo. R. Hardy, SN Billenco, Mass. J. Lee, SN Knoxville, Tenn. D. McMickle, SN Atlanta, Ga. N. J. Eddy, SN Parkersburg, W. Va. M. Flaherty, SN Philadelphia, Pa. J. Heald, SN Boston, Mass. J. McGlynn, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. P. Miller, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. L. Faith, SN Muscolar, Wis. V. Florio, SN New Haven, Conn. J. Hinkle, SN Miami, Fla. T. McGrath, SA Elizabeth, N. J. C. Moultrie, SN Charleston, S. C. 39 6t ' Division E. Prince, SN Washington, D. C. J. Ruiz, SA Lockawana, N. Y. J. Sullivan, SN Cambridge, Mass. W. Ramsey, SN Lillie, La. S. Schultz, SA Mystic, Conn. R. Sufko, SN Philadelphia, Pa. M. Oliver, SN Crookston, Minn. C. Randolph, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. R. Smith, SN Cambridge, Mass. L. Temple, SN Camden, N. J. E. Patanovich, SA Mc Adoo, Pa. R. Paul, SN Bath, N. C. H. Strother, SN Richmond, Va. P. Tornblom, SN Sweden L. Tucker, SN C. Vaughn, SN R. Vendetto, SN J. Williams, SN Warfield, Va. Chicago, III. New London, Conn. Miami, Fla. 40 t :, 7i6 ViviAtOH R H. Daus, LTJG New York, N. Y. T. J. Tivnan, ENS Revere, Mass. S. Bartner, LTJG Long Island, N. Y. D. Drew, BMl B " Onx, Is . Y. m i £j k E. Smith, BMl New Haven, Conn. H. Gawkowski, BM2 Bayone, N. J. R. Nutting, GM2 Mich. Center, Mich. The Seventh Division is responsible for an area similar to its counter- part on the port. The superstructure plagues them fully as much although it gives them a spot to secure their replenishing rig for the ship ' s amid- ships station. Whether refueling ourselves from a tanker or fueling de- stroyers, the Seventh is there with the four or six inch hose at the for- ward fueling station, and it has also been called upon to rig a highline in its spaces. " Man Overboard " calls the Seventh away to put the star- board motor whaleboat in the water, whereas it shares the ready duty on a port and starboard basis, manning the boat every other day. Their GQ stations are in the starboard 3 " 50 mounts where you will find mount 33 sporting a " E " . Even jets will have to be fast to get around these men who live a fast life on deck when they are not on their battle stations. E. Bursk, LTJG Boston, Mass. J. Mac Dougall, GM1 Beverly, Mass. B. Bennett, GM3 Memphis, Tenn. E. Gandy, GM3 Bridgeton, N. J. S. Mc Vey, GM3 Barbourville, Ky. 41 7tH VwiAtett G. West, GM3 Houston, Texas J. Bell, SN Hamlin, W. Va. T. Buccusi, SN Revere, Mass. B. Allen, SN Muskegon, Mich. O. Bell, SN Youngstown, Ohio J. Cornett, SN Hyden, Ky. D. George, SN Charleston, W. Va. W. Gleatone, SN Philadelphia, Pa. H. Pyatt, BM3 Deerbrook, Wis. CI G. Arias, SA New York, N. Y. ft C. Bellard, SN New Orleans, La. F. Costello, SN Newark, N. J. J. Gomez, SN Taylor, Texas F. Tietz, GM3 Pittsburgh, Pa. W. Arrow Smith, SN Chicago, III. T. Bernard, SN Florence, S. C. E. D ' Agostino, SN Philadelphia, Pa. E. Green, SA Philadelphia, Pa. 42 7t Vivtoio L. Harris, SN Newark, N. J. C. Judah, SN Plant City, Fla. D. Laubauskus, SN New York, N. Y. R. McHaffey, SN Greenville, S. C. J. Henley, SN Jeffersonville, Ind. W. Labuhn, SA Plymouth, Mich. K. Lucas, SN Gastonia, N. C. D. Mellon, SN Roaring Spring, Pa. R. Gregory, SN Louisville, Ky. J. Holland, GMSN Dunannon, Pa. ■ J F. Lacalimita, SN New York, N. Y. R. Manning, SN Lowell, Mass. D. Newton, SN Atlanta, Ga. M. Haase, GMSN Beaver Dam, Wis. E. Johnson, SN Manhatton, N. Y. L. Larkins, SN New York, N. Y. G. Mornell, SN Jersey City, N. J. W. Nielsen, SN Botten, Pa. 43 7t ' Divi iwt F. Perkins, SN Lima, Ohio G. Silbaugh, SN Pittsburgh, Pa. B. Taylor, SN Richton. Miss. a n. P. Verroca, SA Rochester, N. Y. G. Queen, SN Severn, Md. D. Stene, SN Colton, S. D. V. Torsello Jr., SN Newcastle, Pa. M. Williams, SN Pompano, Fla. o m M. O ' Toole, SN Baltimore, Md. M. Schofield, BMSN Washington, D. C. L. Stephenson, SN Louisville, Ky. C. Tucker, SN Petersburg, Va. D. WiMioms, SN Columbus, Neb. L. Pen rod, SN Ft. Madison, Iowa S. Swartzberg, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. M. Suttles, SN Charleston, S. C. M. Tucker, SN Louisville, Ky. T. Watkins, SN Rocky Mt ., N. C. 44 Tftanine efacAmcHt W. P. T. Hill, Jr., CAPT Groton, Conn. G. H. Ellison, 1st LT Sommerville, Mass. E. L. Bennison, 1st SGT Cincinnati, Ohio J. E. Freed, SGT Pittsburgh, Pa. R. R. Fitzgerald, S SGT Tampa, Fla. Ufa P. J. E. Griggs, SGT So. Hampton, N. Y. R. O. Weddle, S SGT Norfolk, Va. T. F. Horigan, SGT Elmira, N. Y. R. C. Bozek, SGT Oceanside, N. Y. R. B. McCarthy, SGT Arlington, Mass. The Marines are listed as the Eighth Division in the Gunnery De- partment from the standpoint of the ship ' s organization. We know them to be an efficient unit on their own, and this is just their function in wartime as the core of the landing party, the remainder of which is made up by sailors from the Deck Force. Thus, with small arms they ' re the boss, but they even manage to get into the act with the big guns: two 3 " 50 mounts constitute their GQ stations; and in Culebra during Re- fresher Training, they made up our spotting team on the beach and talked our 5 " and 8 " guns onto the target they had assigned us. In peace- time there are not many opportunities to display heroism but the Marines find a way to keep up their spirit: their appearance and bearing is a mat- ter of pride to them and materally adds to the impression that arriving dignitaries receive when confronted by the honor guard on the Quarterdeck. G. McDowell, SGT Levitown, L. I., N. Y. H. C. Young, SGT Orange, N. J. 45 t ?Jt ni te efac ntent R. P. Anderson, CPL Drexel Hill, Po. L J. Coviello, Jr., CPL Revere, Mass. J. J. McManus, CPL Philadelphia, Pa. W.N. Wolf, CPL Altoona,. Pa. D. G. Gay, CPL Augusta, Ga. R. L. Hamilton, CPL Jewett, Ohio H. J. McDonald, Jr. CPL Floral Park, L. I., N. Y. K. H. Skelton, CPL Kennett Square, Pa. J. D. Banker, CPL Thetford Center, Vt. fft A. J. Stevenson, CPL Lockport, N. Y. N. J. Verigood, CPL Pittsburgh, Pa. R. K. Bowen, Jr., PFC Staten Island, N. Y. W. L. Brown, PFC Millerton, Pa. J. E. Bylund, Jr., CPL Worcester, Mass. D. M. Corlone, CPL New London, Conn. T. J. Derby, PFC Highland, N. J. G. T. Dixon, Jr., PFC Columbia, S. C. 46 PK ' TttwUtte efacJunent D. F. English, CPL Westfield, Pa. A. N. Lester, PFC Summerville, S. C. R. T. Quinton, CPL Union City, N. J. A. E. Sheehan, PFC So. Weymouth, Mass. J. D. Carlinghouse, CPL Madison, Ind. A. D. Liseno, PFC Worcester, Mass. E. S. Spence, CPL Albany, N. Y. B. I. Houghton, PFC Keene, N. H. T. B. McCormack, PFC Rockaway Beach, N. Y. • J2 H. S. Walker, PFC Staunton, Va. R. E. Krodel, PFC Highspire, Pa. A. J. Merchant, CPL Springfield, Mass. 9 A. R Schenk, PFC R. W. Rumsey, PFC Linden, N. J. So. Weymouth, Mass. 9 101 " Wi • MB vV . A. Sciorelli, PFC Torino, Italy 9 ■ft R. P. Warsing, PFC Newcastle, Pa. 47 ? ' DivUian J. Buggy, Jr., LTJG Philadelphia, Pa. J. Clark, Ch Gun Buzzards Bay, Mass. 4 F. Gaughan, FTC Washington, D. C. W. Hudson, FTC Charleston, W. Va. J. Oakley, FTC Jersey City, N. J. E. Bayne, FT1 Newburyport, Moss. J. Brown, FT1 Waterford, Conn. It ' s pretty obvious that guns can fire with just their crews in them but whether they will hit anything is a point for discussion. Firecontrolmen provide the electronic " signal " which positions the mounts in order that they may hit the target It sounds simple but don ' t be fooled. The number of factors involved in a good " solution " and the complexity of the machinery involved in computing that solution would make the average man ' s head spin. Not only must the solution be found but the equipment must be re- paired at intervals, a job which takes an immense talent as well as a depth of knowledge accrued only through experience. The three batteries, 3 " , 5 " and 8 " , because of the difference in sys- tems for each, make it necessary for the F Division to have a many faceted personality. Besides being responsible for the flow of information up to the guns, there are Firecontrolmen who man the directors which track the target. From there, the FT ' s make sure that adequate information gets below to the computers. Ordnance is another charge of the F Division. The ship ' s Armory, am- munition, powder and small arms are their exclusive property. So actually, the personality is split four ways but, pulling together as they do, the job of firing the guns is made easier and that of hitting the target made possible. 48 R. Sargent, Ens. De Pere, Wis. T. Jacobson, FTC Weymouth, Mass. I J. Grant, FT1 Philadelphia, Pa. M. Hodges, FT1 Joplin, Mo. - - i HA L. Morc-Aurele, FT I Worcester, Mass. ? ZHvteiiut O J. Scott, FT1 Boston, Mass. J. Hamilton, GM2 Lowell, Mass. E. Drotos, FT2 Belle Vernon, Pa. R. Wentworth, FT2 So. Fort Mitchell, Ky. J R. Sullivan, GM1 Springfield, Mass. R. Chrastil, FT2 Bronx, N. Y. F. Harmon, FT2 Sullivan, Mo. C. White, FT2 Pittsburgh, Pa. T. Merkle, FT! Cleveland, Ohio T. Zelazny, GM1 Niagara Falls, N. Y. J. Ziemba, BM1 Perth Amboy, N. J. 1 K. Conrad, FT2 Danville, Pa. G. Crozier, Madison, Ind. D. Keener, FT2 Flint, Mich. J. Stempin, GM2 Ashley, Pa. » f 4k T. Baker, FT3 Arlington, Vt. R. Baserap, FT3 N. Bergen, N. J. 49 WB ? Vivteiott R. Bowden, FT3 N. Tazewell, W. Va. J. Dedo, FT3 Derby, Conn. T. Finnegon, FT3 St. Louis, Mo. D L. Helme, FT3 Harrison, Neb. A. Bruner, FT3 Harrisburg, Pa. D. Dewey, FT3 Chicago, III. G. Gardner, FT3 Schenectady, N. Y. R. Howlond, FT3 Knoxville, Pa. N. Benda, FT3 Niagara, Wis. P. Cox, FT3 Forest City, Pa. C. Eininger, FT3 Detroit Lakes, Minn. vT I W. Geisinger, FT3 Chicago, III. ' x Vi R. James, FT3 Bloomington, Neb. m R. Davis, FT3 Algonac, Mich. J. Ferell, FT3 St. Albans, W. Va. H. Green, FT3 Shreveport, La. K. Kenneson, FT3 Rummey, N. H. 50 ? toUioit O A. Lopez, FT3 Bronx, N. Y. W. Morgon, GM3 Concord, N. H. R. Shank, FT3 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio R. Mallory, - i Plummer, Idaho H. Pagel, FT3 E. Hazlecrest, III. ill S. Stoltz, FT3 Marseilles, III. C. Kent, FT3 Bangor, Me. W. McBee, FT3 Clear Lake, Iowa M J. Puckett, FT3 Louisville, Ky. R. Veal, FT3 Portland, Ore. P. Mclnnis, I- 1 3 San Antonio, Texos Williams, FT3 Akron, Ohio R. Akery, SN Port Arthur, Texas J. Baughman, SN St. Thomas, Canada R. Schroeder, FT3 S. Elgin, III. ex iM F. Weidenfeller, FT3 Davenport, Iowa M J. Beecher, SN Superior, Wis. 51 EfflB P T ivi4io t A. Corter, SN Ellsinore, Mo. M. Cleaves, SN Westridge, N. H. F. Dougherty, SN Shenandoah, Pa. D. Calarco, SN Watertown, N. Y. J. Collier, OSN Manchester, Ga. J. Benner, SN West Chester, Pa. J. Chigas, SN Peabody, Mass. G. Danforth, SN Colorado Springs, Colo. P. English, SN Belmont, N. C. D. Emmons, SN Whitman, Mass. J. Broshears, SN G. Brewer, SN R. Brown, SN G. Butterworth, SN Malvern, Ark. McPherson, Kans. Trenton, N. J. Ithica, N. Y. M R. Clork, SN Detroit, Mich. S. Davenport, SN Buxmont, Pa. J. Gavegan, SN Orange, N. J. 52 ? VioUtott G. Henner, SN Rochester, N. Y. L. Kolinski, SN Wilkes Barre, Po. G. Matthews, SN Wayne, Mich. R. Moen, SN St. Paul, Minn. J. Householder, SN Minerva, Ohio T. Merritt, SA Lithonia, Ga. D. McHugh, SN Lowell, Mass. R. Morrison, SN Bridgetown, N. J. ft J. Grenon, SN Londonderry, N. H. D. Hunt, SA Rensselaer, N. Y. L. Lynch, SN Woodside, N. Y. K. Miller, SN Greensboro, N. C. jl tWM G. Myers, SN St. John, Mich. R. Kleis, SN Cleveland, Ohio R. Marcoux, SN Wilsonville, Conn. L. Miller, SN Bluefield, W. Va. R. Newton, SN Dearborn, Mich. 53 ffiffi ? ' Division, W. Payne, SN Indianapolis, Ind. C. Seddon, SN Elkhorn, W. Va. R. Sipple, SN Medina, N. Y. J. Tomichek, SN Detroit, Mich. R. Plassmeyer, SN Kansas City, Mo. J. Seph, SN Pottsville, Pa. W. Stanley, SN Wenhem, Mass. L. Wogner, SN Bradford, Po. J. O ' Holloran, SN Roxbury, Mass. j. Roberson, SN Benton, III. R. Sharp, SN Perryton, Texas E. Stone, SN Louisville, Ky. R. Russo, SN New York, N. Y. R. Shaver, SN Gallipolis, Ohio M. Tackett, SN Russell, Ky. D. Wisinski, SN Erie, Pa. D. Winters, SN Wellsburg, W. Va. 54 M Sift Z ivUc t B. Tollent, CHBOS ' N Chicago, III. Jflri M. Salazar, BMC Kansas City, Kans. A. Scholl, BM1 Pomona Park, Fla. D. Hayes, BM2 Shrewsbury, Mass. G. Smith, BM2 Toccoa, Ga. J. Boisse, SN Biddeford, Me. R. Bunke, SN Cincinnati, Ohio The BM Division is a combination of yeomen, side-cleaners, sail- makers and the brains behind the Deck Force of the ship. The Ship ' s Boatswain, under the First Lieutenant, and the Chief of the Ship, super- vise and provide the technical assistance in all phases of deck seaman- ship. The Sail-Locker has produced awnings which other ships have found it necessary to request from shipyards; it goes without saying that any- thing made from canvas on the ship is a product of the men in the Sail Locker. So our sides will not sport seven different shades of gray, the Paint Locker parcels out a standard mixture. At the Boatswain ' s Locker, we draw our manila, small stuff, shot line and many other things. The side-cleaners are just what the name indicates. They are drawn from the first seven deck divisions and for a period of from three to six months they become a part of BM Division. The yeomen in the Gunnery Office are attached to the division. So, motley a crew as it may seem, they operate efficiently thereby inducing a smoothly operating Deck Force. N. Freeman, BMC Hamlet, N. C. A. Loughridge, BM3 Key West, Fla. D. Carter, YNR3 Perrysburg, Ohio •_ f i£ E. Kochel, Jr., SN Birdsboro, Pa. F. Basalyga, SN Scranton, Pa. fy ' DiwUitoi W. E. Pulaski, LCDR Toms River, N. J. W. G. Bradford, ENS Kingston, Tenn. A. S. Chisarik, AD1 Levittown, Pa. H. Lederer, AD3 New York, N. Y. E. M. Kraynock, AT3 Scranton, Pa. R. J. Seekins, A02 Toms River, N. J. In October, we welcomed the HU-2 Helicopter Detachment aboard to stay with us for our Mediterranean Cruise. Their helo has proven use- ful to us as well as to the Admiral when he was embarked. It was used for pick-ups of guard-mail for personnel transfers and could be used for rescue work and, if properly equipped, for the detection of submarines. We have seen two helicopters with this detachment: the first was damaged on landing on our narrow airstrip on the Main Deck Aft; small and un- stable, a constant challenge to the helo pilot, a large roll such as the one on the day in question, makes their job an unenvied one. The second helo had better luck. The " V " Division contains men equipped to handle just about any emergency repair to the helo in conjunction with shipboard facilities. When " Flight Quarters " is called away, it involves men from several other divisions who, in case of emergency, are there to assist those who are taking the chances. H. L. Woodruff, AM3 Barberton, Ohio N. J. Hickey, AN Chamblee, Ga. 56 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT L. E. Jalbert, LCDR Lisbon, Maine Chief Engineer W. C. Graham, LT Valdosta, Ga. Main Propulsion Assist. f E. C. McCoy, CWO Philadelphia, Pa. Chief Machinist J. S. Eiden, CWO Philadelphia, Pa. Chief Carpenter R. W. Lee, CWO Stamford, N. Y. Chief Machinist The damp warmth, the roar, the heartbeat of the ship rise up to meet you as you ease down the ladder leading to Main Control. With al- most spiritual fervor the men there pamper the machinery into active acquiescence. The dials measure the pulse and the blood pressure of the plant; men watch the dials. And so, we don ' t get " there " without the " Black Gang " , that band of " snipes " which has the ship from the third deck to the hold as exclusive property, not to mention its responsi- bility for many machinery and auxiliary spaces above it. ?4 ' Divi tQK A man in the Auxiliary Division has a wide variety of cohorts in Machinist Mates, Enginemen, Metal Smiths and Machinery Repairmen. Experts on the ship ' s heating system, the refrigeration system, the boats and ship ' s vehicles, the scuttlebutts (drinking fountains), the diesels, hy- draulic equipment, auxiliary equipment and steam heat are all part of this division. The Enginemen take care of the diesels, boats and vehicles; The Machinist Mates the refrigeration, the hydraulic equipment, auxilia- ries and steam heat. Both the Machinery Repairmen and Metal Smiths have their shop. They ' re a proud bunch and they have a right to be. C J. Choloff, LTJG New York, N. Y. A. W. Staedeli, LTJG Gloversville, N. Y. R. E. Wilson, ENC Methuer, Moss. ±M Willis Carlisle, MMC Tarboro, N. C. R. J. Chenowerh, MM1 South Bend, Ind. rf ' DiwUioK R. C. Herron, EN2 Charleston, S. C. R. J. Cook, MM3 Philadelphia, Pa. R. A. Garceau, MR3 Dudley, Mass. T. J. Kuehn, MM3 Dubuque, la. J. H. Otto, MM2 Millelaces, Minn. D. R. Corp, EN3 Rochester, Pa. N. E. Gerlach, MM3 Corsica, S. Dakota ii W. A. Millar, MM3 Levittown, Pa. J. C. Hardin, MR! Wobock, Texas. M. Reardon, MR2 Gloucester, Mass. rs C. L. Exstrum, EN3 Palisade, Neb. A. T Gimeno, MM3 Occ, P. I. M. E. Pader, MR3 New Britain, Conn. D. R. Childress, MM2 Bremo Bluff, Va. R. D. Chandler, EN3 Desark, Kans. G. M. Forrester, MR3 Cordova, N. C. D. Heffernan, ME3 Kent, Ohio R. W. Pruitt, MM3 Delta, Pa. 59 rf Divi4,6(M G. Quockenbos, ME3 Pottstown, Pa. fs ■ T. Cheeuer, FN Ann Arbor, Mich. P. Flynn, ENFN Merrill, Wis. J. Goldstein, FN Bronx, N. Y. J. Reihmonn, MM3 Middle, lo. R. Cooke, FN Medino, N. Y. J. Gallovich, FN Minneapolis, Minn. R. Howe, ENFN Alexander, Ind. S. A. Pusateri, MM3 Coraopolis, Pa. W. Sutphin, EN3 Mt. Clement, Mich. R. Davis, FN Irving, Texas J J F. Gessford FN Hyattsville, Md. D. Jansa, FN Omaha, Neb. W. Besley, FN Stokesdale, N. C. M. Dutcher, FN Melrose, Wis. T. Grady, FN Arona, III. R. Kibbe, FN Monson, Mass. 60 rf iwteioK T. Laughlin, SN Philadelphia, Pa. r H. Mclntyre, FN Buffalo, N. Y. R. Neilson, MRFN Baden, Pa. D. Smith, FA Macedon, N. Y. E. Liby, FN Clay Center, Kans. tm l J. Morin, FN Detroit, Mich. 1 ' G. Pollack, FN1 Flint, Mich. L. Spitzer, FN Richmond, Va. P. Laprise, FN Woonsocket, R. I. J. Lyons, FN Chicago, III. L. Mowll, ENFN Chemsford, Mass. C. Scott, FN Houston, Texas D. Stone, FN Camden, N. J. D. Magnuson, FN (No Address) J. Mullins, MRFN Rockford, III. r D. Shebib, FN Detroit, Mich. L. Wilkening, FN Alboin, la. m 61 S ' DiviAiott M. Ryan, LTJG Roxbury, Moss. J. Alexander, BTC Philadelphia, Pa. D. Field, LTJG Boston, Mass. R. Blomquist, MMC J. McClung, BTC Lakehurst, N. J. Boilermen and Machinist Mates join forces in the Boiler Division to maintain the four boilers and turbo-generators and associated lines, valves, and auxiliary equipment in each fireroom as well as the storing of fuel oil and fresh water. In winter, our living compartments profit from their production of steam as well as our showers from their production of hot water. This same steam under widely varying pressures goes into the turbines which propel the ship and into generators which provide elec- tricity. The four firerooms are each assigned personnel plus a repair gang which services all of them as well as the Oil Kings who control the fuel oil and fresh water. Fueling evolutions bring the men of " B " Division -topside and set the valves turning below-decks. The trim of the ship is in their hands: as the fuel supply diminishes, they must ballast the emptying tanks with salt water to prevent a list. When " B " Division is in trim so is the whole ship. W. Cerar, BTI South Boston, Mass. R. Fay, BTI Dorchester, Mass. H. Hankins, MM1 Oak Grove, La. i, BTI m, Jtas. BTI Dc AUuut AM R. Potter, BTI B. Fullelr, BT2 Phillipsburg, N. J. R. Everett, MM3 Latrobe, Pa. J. Boughner, BT2 Rapid City, Mich. G. Landers, BT2 Syracuse, N. Y. ha G. Gibbs, BT3 Springfield, Moss. C. Phillips, BTI Newport News, Va. D. Coakley, BT2 Balair, W. Va. C. Lanehart Warfordsburg, Pa. V. Holloway, MM3 Molden, Mass. L. Preszchalski, MM1 Toledo, Ohio B. Fee. BT2 Harlan, Ky. C. McCoy, BT2 Fort Worth, Texas H. Oelker, BT2 D. Albanese, BT3 D. Case, BT3 P. D ' Amico, MM3 Lawrenceburg, Ind. Johnston, R. 1. Omaha, Neb. (No Address) ■ H. Inman, BT3 Rockingham, N. C. 63 % Vutitiati iH E. Little, BT3 Detroit, Mich. K. Willis, MM3 Baltimore, Md. J. Coughlin, Jr., FN Philadelphia, Pa. F. Galego, FA E. Providence, R. I. H. Noe, BT3 Peoria, III. A. Arlindo, FN Newport News, Va. " W Coleman, FN Kalamazoo, Mich. F Genz, FN Watertown, Wis. 64 L. Kelly, BT3 London, Ky. I. Parker, BT3 Cambridge, Mass. J. Budd, FA Continental, Ohio W. Eldridge, FA Miami, Fla. G. Hartman, FN Pittsburgh, Pa. O. Kiser, BT3 Charlotte, N. C. E. Veraot, BT3 Taunton, Mass. W. Buss, FN Boston, Mass. R. Ewing, FN Oaklawn, III. B. Hincs, FN Romncy, W. Va. ta DiwUtCH W. Klein, MMFN Burke, S. D. T. Marsh, FN Garden City, Mich. R. Robins, FA S. Charleston, Ohio M. Lathe, MMFN Warren, Mass. W. Milburn, FN Baltimore, Md. D. Sadowsky, FN Chicago, III. C. Hopkins, FN Trenton, N. J. E. Levesgue, FN Bristol, Conn. J. Osborne, FA Louisville, Ky. H. Sauey, FN Big Flats, N. Y " R. Hunter, FA Whorton, N. J. G. Leach, FA Fryburg, Me. W. Quattrone, FN Alleghaney, N. Y. W. Semnack, FA Brooklyn, N. Y. W. Straubs, FA K. White, FN R. Wilde, FN E. Wuester, Jr., FN Long Island, N. Y. Pittsburg, Kans. Ann Arbor, Mich. Haskell, N. J. 65 S tuition E. F. Currie, ENS McKinney, Texas H. E. Sherman. ICC Elyria, Ohio O. Barden, EMI Amelia, Va. J. Murphy, EMI Bronx. N. Y. J. L. Wnlsh, EMI Annapolis, Md. The Electrical Division consists of Electrician ' s Mates and Interior Communication rates which keep up, as well as operate, the electrical power generators and distribution switchboards. Other departments find themselves fully dependent on the Electrician ' s Mates for power. The Gunnery Circuit operates the guns of the three batteries. Since portholes are at a premium and sunlight scarce even in the daytime in most work- ing spaces, the lighting circuit is of utmost importance. The Ship ' s Service Circuit provides the Galley and Sick Bay equipment with their power. The ICmen, known to us for running the movies each night, make the ship ' s service telephone and PA systems function. The sound- powered phones used by the battle stations and for command circuits underway are their property. The gyro compasses are their babies and the Navigator can attest to the fact that he ' s had no trouble from them. The EM ' s and ICmen have challenging jobs; ones in which they take pride in their accomplishment. ■ E, R G. Culver, EM2 Trucksville, Pa. D. Czech, IC2 Wilwaukee, Wis. H, McGurk, EM2 Sandusky, Ohio 66 £ iviAtOK f E. Anderson, EM3 Readstown, Wis. W. Cox, IC3 Forrest City, Pa. E. Himelick, MM3 Scitauk, Moss. C. Baker, EM3 Sommerdale, N. J. m D. Denomy, EM3 St. Clair, Mich. J. Jupiter, EM3 Donaldsonville, La. R. Ruth. EM2 Wayne, Mich. R. Baker, IC3 Hardburley, Ky. R. Hager, IC3 Delaware, Ohio t, " 3 K. Minnis, IC3 Geneva, N. Y. G. Mooney, IC3 Lonsdale, R. I. R. C. Lawrence, IC3 Aurora, III. R. Peling, EM3 New York Mills, N. Y. L. Amico, IC3 Lynn, Mass. J. Borry, IC3 Buffalo, N. Y. E. Hewitt, EM3 Dennison, III. R. Meadows, IC3 Greensboro, N. C. W. Porter, EM3 Davers, Mass. 67 S Coi COH H. Thompson. EM 3 Harrisonburg, III. R. Arrington, FN Fuquay Springs, N. C. F. Cavanna, FN S. Glastonbury, Conn. J. Williams, EM3 Hudson, Mich. J. Bailey, FN Royal Oak, Mich. T. P. Cleary, FN Dorchester, Mass. o G Fasy, FN Philadelphia, Pa. m J Follis, FA Norfolk, Mass. J. Rutherford, EM3 Royal Oak, Mich. W. Wraight, EM3 Prattsburg, N. Y. ex C. W. Bendig, FA Philadelphia, Pa. K. Engle, ICFN Reynoldsville, Pa. S. Friel, FN Kansas City, Mo. R. Snyder, IC3 Saxonburg, Pa. H. Youngman, EM3 Burlington, Vt. R. Bohn, FN New York, N. Y. R. Fannon, ICFN Matier, Moss. M. Howton, ICFN Reno, Nev. 68 □ S ivteiOK G. Ravas, FN Erie, N. Y. G. Merrier, FN Sault St. Marie, Ont., Ca. A. W. Siemon, FN Kansas City, Mo. F. J. Kulikowski, FN Avon, Conn. C. Paulson, FN Kane, Pa. K. Spear, FN Ames, la. 0N R. Krouse, FN Manitowoe, Wis. F. A. Williams, FN Byron Center, Mich. D. L. Jersey, FA Newington, Conn. J. Rauback, FN Croydod, Pa. H. Sperl, FN Milwaukee, Wis. C. Wolford, FN Mount Vernon, Ohio a A. G. Morchione, FN Buffalo, N. Y. D. Schwemm, FN Pittsburgh, Pa. ft v jm T. Stevers, FN Athens, Ohio R. Woods, FN Columbus, Ohio 69 7fC Vwteio The four Main Engines, producing 120,000 HP, which are capable of pushing the ship along at more than 30 knots (about 34 miles per hour) are the particular pride and property of the Machinery Division. Composed of Machinist ' s Mates, whose bailiwick is either of the two engine rooms, the division rarely sees the light of day while underway. Considering what damage the turbines could sustain through carelessness, the men of " M " Division have an excellent record, especially after all of our 25 knot approaches followed by a two-thirds backing bell. They also maintain our evaporators, all three of which must be kept up efficient- ly in order that we can take our showers and have drinking water. The I oilers take a lusty draught of water for operation as does the ship ' s laundry, but somehow we manage to have enough for ourselves the ma- jority of the time. Their work is hard, dirty and dark but the particular type of individual who is down there, is an avid engineer and could think of doing nothing else. P. W. Britt, ENS Bethlehem, Pa. R. Gearhart, LTJG Eoston, Pa. S. H. Brown, MMI Cookeville, Tenn. H. N. McCallom, MMI Greenville, S. C. H. M. Dennis, MM2 High Bridge, N. J. LTJG M VwttiOH, F. O ' Brien, MM2 Boston, Mass. W. L. Carter, MM3 Jacksonville, Fla. J. W. Decker, MM3 Williamsport, Pa. I. W. Manning, MM3 Wilmington, Del. R. B. Palkey, MM2 Franklin Park, III. n fy ■ M. A. Croy, MM3 Harrisville, Pa. J. Dibble, MM3 Erie, Pa. R. G. Rasvon, MM3 Carlsbod, New Mexico J. D. McLees, MM2 New Orleans, La. O. D. Amsden, MM3 Ryan, la. R. E. Curtis, YN3 Philadelphia, Pa. L. T. Disanto, MM3 Auburn, N. Y. R. A. Rumfelt, MM3 Detroit, Mich. T. H. Cain, MM3 Monongoheln, Pa. J. D. Domari, MM3 Frontier, Wyoming E. N. Lamarre, MM3 North Adams, Mass. F. W. Smith, MM3 Wilmington, Del. 71 % Vw itot A. W. Lavoye, FN Willimantic, Conn. D. R. McToggart, FN Newark, N. J. E. Pica, FN Chicogo, III. T. D. Thron, FN Quincy, III. A. J. Lincoln, FN Providence, R. I. C. F. Miller, FN Orangeville, Penn. W. Schleeter, FN Anchor, III. B. W. Ward, FA Watertown, N. Y. M. M. Larsen, FA Oakland, Calif. E. M. Lord, FN Madison, Wis. R. J. Millets, FN Brooklyn, N. Y. W. P. Arddey, SA Struthers, Ohio J. C. Zaranek. FA Buffalo, N. Y. V. Madden, NN Columbus, Ohio J. A. Odom, FN Beaumont, Texas A. G. Sommers, FA Hickman, Ky. R. A. Zeiter, FN Big Rock, III. 72 Tws M Z ivMo« G. T. Tyger, MM3 Youngstown, Ohio S. Brock, FN Hamilton, Ohio E. Dick, FN Boston, Mass. J. B. Gibbs, Jr., FN Brooklyn, N. Y. K. E. Varneli, MM3 Abilene, Texas D. D. Caple, FN Ook Hill, W. Va. J. E. Clapham, FA Douglas, Wyoming A. J. Holloway, MMFA San Bernadino, Calif. L. Stang, MM3 Brooklyn, N. Y. G. Woods, MM3 Jefferson, lowo K. Collier, FN Chicogo, III. J. L. Ernest, FN West New York, N. J. J. Holloway, FA Boston, Mass. L. F. Abbot, FM Brooklyn, N. Y. O. N. Casey, MMFN Garland, Texas V. Framer, FN Boston, Mass. J. P. Kane, SN St. Paul, Minn. 73 M 1R ' Divi tQK A. P. Bostwick, ENS Cleveland, Ohio • -% D. W. George, MEC Hovertown, Pa. 1 E. C. Rudy, FPC Dorchester, Mass. J. C. Simmons, DCC New Orleans, La. J. L. MacDonald, DO Roxbury, Mass. R. McJunkin, ME1 Lexington, Mass. F. Tobias, FP1 McCarr, Ky. I can ' t blame the men of Repair Division for feeling like martyrs when called upon at two or three in the morning to fix something. Com- posed of Pipefitters, Damage Controlmen and Metalsmiths, their job very often appears quite thankless. However, as proven over and over again, whether at war or during peacetime, the fact that a ship is still afloat is, in many cases, directly attributable to these very men or the instruction that they painstakingly have given to others. Even though this takes into consideration the DCs primarily, the other two rates join hands with them when the chips are down. The Metalsmiths in " R " Division offer their talents to the whole ship through their Shipf itter ' s Shop, which is al- ways knee-deep in job-orders. The DCs and FP ' s work together in the Carpenter Shop or the Pipe Shop where their specialties are also very much in demand. J. R. Spinner, LTJG Graniteville, Mass. W. G. Veeh, MEC Logan, Kons. R. Wilson, ME1 Tovey, III. R. Bmdshaw, DC2 Newcomerstown, Ohio B. Compton, FP2 Culpepper, Va. 74 ' :-; R ' DtvitioK ■ »? -r. E. R. Koza, DC2 Ariel, Pa. J. Sensenbaugh, ME2 New York, N. Y. B. Barry, FP3 Granston, R. I. R. Hoffert, FP3 Baltimore, Md. " A. McRae, FP2 Holbrook, Mass. J. Swackhamer, DC2 Rochester, N. Y. D. Williams, ME3 Lusburq, Fla. J. Hoover, FP3 Bosfon, Mass. S. J. Evans, DC2 Providence, R. I. A. Nichols. DC2 Lamar, Ark. J. Turner, ME2 Akron, Ohio G. Gable, DC3 Cincinnati, Ohio R. Kline, FP3 Charleston, W.Va. J. Faulk, ME2 Philadelphia, Pa. W. Prioleou, FP2 New York, N. Y. J. Alt, ME3 Pittsburgh, Pa. L. Green, DC3 Frankfort, Ky. A. Masters, ME3 Fort Peck, Mont. 75 1R CVC4C0K S. Register, ME3 Panama City, Fla. H. Steinman, DC3 Lake Hopatcong, N. J. J. Christen, FN Pittsburgh, Pa. J. Flannigan, FN Brooklyn, N. Y. A. Schwaegerl, DC3 LaCross, Wis. £ M. Bennett, FN Chicago, III. M. Edwards, FN Montvale, Va. G. Kleislcy, FN Rochester, N. Y. J. Mayes, FP3 San Diego, Calif. ffl J. Schwartz, ME3 Allentown, Pa. D. Benson, FN Grygla, Minn. L. Ells, FN East Boston, Mass. L, Fritch, FN Watertown, Wis W. Reed, DC3 Grafton, W. Vo. o E. Sprague, ME3 Millerton, N. Y. C. Cheek, FN Indianapolis, Ind. J. Feorella, FN Staten Island, N. Y. J. Froehlich, FN Belfield, N. Dakota 76 DG R iwiAioK R. Jensen, SN Seattle, Wash. G. Lagala, FN Queens, N. Y. P. Pastelak, FN- Linden, N. J. W. Knox, FN Springfield, Ohio P. Langan, SN Pittsburgh, Pa. L. Phipps, FN Milmine, III. L. Mobley, FN Baltimore, Md. J. R. Pitt, FN Syracuse, N. Y. E. Haukkala, FN Wakefield, Ohio F. Ingalls, FA Indianapolis, Ind 1 P A W. Kocurek, FN Okeley, Minn. B. Kosaira, FN Gaylord, Mich. E. O ' Daniel, FN Lincoln Park. Mich. R. Reinwald, FN Erie, Pa. O l R. Rogers, FN Culbertson, Neb. J. Rooney, SN Dedham, Mass. P. Schmick, FN Annapolis, Md. H. Thomas, FN Republic, Pa. 77 SUPPLY DEPARTMENT P r.W,- 1 ? , DUNGAREE Nt GHT — rz BV E Rmrir . C St N0 CONT i r , . NU F ACTURERS. INC. H )(j ||| | p 352 TAP 256 6 - ' " ur no U35-T-324 W; ' " " BLUE Rin Z SE N0 DATE PACKED, S, ur ' HI • i. D. Coyne, LTJG Yonkers, N. Y. Ex-Disbursing Officer M. Platte, CWO Norfolk, Va. G. Dunnigan, CW03 Lynn, Mass. Supply is the department which, literally speaking, keeps us alive. Our food, our clothing and our luxuries are stocked and distributed by its five divisions Money, an item of great importance to us, is in their safe- keeping for paydays. All other departments depend on their foresight and efficiency for spare parts and everyday needs. All in all, I guess you ' d call it a real " going concern. " 78 S-t VivteioH M. F. Loterz, SKC Charlestown, Mass. T. F. McQuade, SKI Ghent, N. Y. . -.:-. M. E. Chitwood, SK2 Topeka, Kans. L. D. Jamison, SK2 Roanoke, Vo. R. Seip, SK2 Bronx, N. Y. D. Celik, SK2 Carmel, N. Y. J. A. Bailer, SK3 Ft. Mitchell, Ky. S-l Division handles what we call general stores, that is, office sup- plies, machinery parts and even parts for the helicopter. You might say that supplies for which money is not directly needed but for which- a requisition must be made up and properly authenticated are the domain of S-l. The Storekeepers find that one of their major jobs is in prepar- ing for replenishment periods. Logrep strip cards — IBM cards — must be passed to a replenishing ship in advance for the following period some two weeks later. To be able to figure this out means that the storerooms must be neatly arranged with the goods which are most needed in a clearly accessible position, even though the space is not available to make this an easy job. Their ability to order two weeks to a month ahead of time is one of those talents which comes only through experience. m W. E. Lindberg, SKI Arlington, Mass. D. A. Nielson, SK2 Alba, Pa. R. Breault, SK3 Springfield, Mass. S. F. Cline, SK3 Dayton, Va. L. Donnelly, SK3 Darby, Pa. 79 S-t ' Division R. Mouradian, SK3 Bridgewater, Moss. R. W. Evensen, SN Bellport, Long Island B. J. Hatfield, SN Logan, W. Va. B. Smith, SK3 Dark Harbor, Maine D. Galligan, SN Scranton, Pa. R. Haxton, SN Providence, R. I. m H. F. Hemmerich, SK3 Rochester, N. Y. B. Wileman, SK3 Baltimore, Md. £ iM D. D. Hammond, SA Lisbon, Ohio S. L. Haywood, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. S. L. Morrison, SK3 Portland, Maine C. Burger, 5N Wilkesboro, Pa. J. L. Hart, SN Bradford, Pa. J Mitchell, SN Tuckahoe, N. Y. D. D. Paczynsk, SN Rt. 96, Victor, N. Y. R. J. Thorpe, SN New York, N. Y. J. Williams, SN Albany, N. Y. 80 i S-2 iviAiOK G. W. Prescott, CSI Hoboken, N. J. C. Houlne, CS2 Manchester, N. H. " H. Welliver, CSI Brockton, Mass. C. McGuire, CS2 Taunton, Mass. D. Pacca, CSC Squantam, Mass. E. Caron, CS2 Nashua, N. H. J. Prezylepo, CSI Philadelphia, Pa. J. W. Miller, SCI Fleischmanns, N. Y. G. Gibson, CS2 Medford, Mass. C. Meetze, CS2 W. Columbia, S. C. i S-2 Division makes sure that the crew gets its fill of food each day. Responsible for the reefer spaces where the food is stored, and the prepara- tion and serving of it, the Commissarymen must make sure that waste does not occur on their own part. As far as the crew is concerned, very little food is wasted except for lack of room in their stomachs. Pastries and bread are supplied as an added incentive for the sailor to fill himself up. The menus are prepared, food issued and requisitions made up on the basis of prevalent tastes and consumption. The Standard Navy Ration stipulates the minimum each man is to get and at the same time pro- hibits our going overboard on the chow except on special occasions. The rapidity with which the chow-line forms is adequate testimonial to the good job they are doing. J. Stroebel, CS2 Bronx. N. Y. J. Brown, CS3 Brewton, Ala. 81 S-2 iwUitot R. Siefer, CS3 Allerton, Mass. G. Fields, SN East Bernstodt, Ky. R. Nation, CS3 Tampa, Fla. F. Young, CS3 Augusta, Ga. C. Jackson, SN Pittsburgh, Pa. D. Herman, CS3 Pittsburgh, Pa. J. Sabatula, CS3 Oliver, Pa. J. Young, CS3 Box 9A, Poplar Bluff, Mo. W. D. McEachern, SN Boston, Mass. K. Launius, CS3 R.R. 1, West Plains, Mo. L. D. Phipps, BM3 Roxbury, Moss. J. Black, SN Salem, Mass. " 1 | R. Pate, Live Oak SN Fla. F. Rivero, SN Brooklyn 1. N. Y. P. Sauder, SN Detroit, Mich. C. Thompson, SN Cedar Grove, N. C. L Thorvaldson, SN Marquette, Mich. 82 . S-3 iviAtOK P. Cadenelli, SHC Brooklyn, N. Y. J. Long, SHI Wellesley, Mass C. Trent, SKI Mechanicsville, Md. E. Fromer, SH2 Ferguson, Ky. , Ship ' s Servicemen and Storekeepers make up S-3 Division which runs the Ship ' s Store. Besides the store, the division takes care of the laundry, barber shops, tailor shop, soda fountain and clothing and small stores. A certain percentage of the profits from these go to the Recreation Fund which provides the crew with the movies, radios, facilities in the Crew ' s Lounge and other luxuries of shipboard life. When outside the territorial waters of the U. S., the Ship ' s Store arranges for the purchase of foreign merchandise which is sold for just a little above cost. In some cases we get items for which we would pay three times as much in the States. Also, S-3 makes arrangements with dry cleaning services in overseas ports. But, the fun of being businessmen keeps up their gusto for their jobs. 83 R. Sitz, SH2 P. Badua, SH3 A. Bishop, SH3 J. Booth, SH3 Roxbury, Mass. Philippine Islands Union City, N. J. Gutric, Ky. W. Ferranzane, SH3 Wyckoff, N. J. N. Malantonio, SH3 Norristown, Pa. S-3 iviAioK C. Patrick, SH3 Louisville, Ky. iM R. Beamer, SN Charlestown, Mass. J. Chappo, SN S. Greenburg, Pa. A. Sterling, SH3 Chicago, III. E. Bradley, SN Marlin, Texas. R. Conte, SN Bridgeport, Conn. J. Moreno, SH3 DePue, III. J. Bakelaar, SN Grand Rapids, Mich. C. Briggs, SN Atchison, Kans. N. Estrada, SN Philippines J. Faunteroy, SN Washington, D. C. G. Galloway, SN Aurora, Colo. C. Gillican, SA St. Simons Island, Ga. R. Bozan, SA Carbondale, Pa. A. Carson, SN Birmingham, Ala. J. Dugan, SA (No Address I S. Glossy, SN New York, N. Y. 84 S-3 ' DudtioK M. Harding, SA Washington, N. C. F. Horton, SN Flint, Mich. G. Milburn, SN Baltimore, Md. M. Nichnair, SN Presque Isle, Me. J. Robinson, SN Sorherville, Mass. rv L. Houston, SN Tampa, Fla. S. Mistretta, SN Roslindale, Mass. W. Stacy, SN Roxbury, Mass. L. Lester, SN Roanoke, Va. J. Moon, SA Donora, Po. C. Powell, SN Harlon, Ky. P. Whisler, SN Hanover, Pa. J. Marks, SN Opelousas, La. M. Nichols, SN Farmington, N. H. C. Randolph, SN San Antonio, Texas C. Winkle, SN Charlestown, S. C. 85 S-4 VwMOH, P. Adams, DK1 Washington, D. C. C. Cabral, DK1 Levittown, N. Y. J. Andrew, DKSN Providence, R. I. P. Dunne, DK3 Adams, Mass. L. Bouret, DKC Natick, Mass. H. Freeman, DK3 Bastrop, La. " P. LaClair, DKSN Potsdam, N. Y. The Disbursing Clerks, whose prestige rises considerably bi-monthly are the representatives of the Government to us. Needless to say, their paycheck keeps us happy. The most arduous duties of the DK are over- looked by many of us: the paper work entailed in computing the pay, making up checks, the money lists, the allowances, allotments and taxes. Things are complicated each time a man makes a new rate: his pay record must be completely renewed. Regardless of changes of status, each man ' s pay record is recut semi-annually. Additional work is entailed by travel claims, shore patrol advances, advance pay, dislocation allowances and changes of station. Cutting W-2 forms annually brings forth another " col- lateral " duty of the division: that of being certified public accountants who have to counsel us on our positions. Not at all a final note but just another hazard of the being a DK is the buying of foreign money for the benefit of the crew. I must say that a DK truly knows the value of money. C. Warren, DKC Tulsa. Okla. G. Griffith, DK3 Steubenville, Ohio J. Mitchell, DK3 Eddmgton, Pa. D. O ' Connell, DK3 Gary, Ind. E. Pound, SN Columbus, Ga. 86 NC Ow S-5 Dwi4fo t S. Camacho, SDC Philippines m G. Perry, SDC Boston, Mass. A. Buana, SD1 Dayton, Ohio N. Villejo, SD1 Boston, Mass. S-5 Division is composed of Stewards who perform much the same job as S-2 Division except for the fact that their clientele is composed of officers and warrant officers who have separate messes on board. The food is purchased from the General or Crew ' s Mess and prepared in the Wardroom Galley. The Stewards who do not prepare the food are re- sponsible for the serving of it. In addition, the staterooms are their spaces to maintain as they do the Wardroom. It seems that the bigger the holiday, the harder they work. D. Morallo, SDC Boston, Mass. D. Williams, SD1 Hope Hull, Ala. N. Williams, SDC S. Bartley, SD2 J. Mothis, SD2 J. Noel, SD2 Washington, D. C. Roxbury, Mass. Atlanta, Ga. Dorchester, Mass J. Partlow, SD2 Philadelphia, Pa. N. Rowell, SD2 Boston, Mass. 87 S-5 Dtvoti y t R. Storks, SD2 Newport, R. I. J. Boker, SD3 Long Island, N. Y. F. Johnson, SD3 Foyetteville, N. C. E. Bonner, TN Boston, Moss. ft m C. Kelly, TN Washington, D. C. J. Corpus, SD3 Ocongapo, Zambs J. Swinney, SD3 Athens, Ga. M. Encornacion, TN Philippines A. K.mp, TN Boston, Mass. J. Hamilton, SD3 Norfolk, Va. J. Alexander, TN Springfield, Mass. A. Flores, TN Philippines E. Peralta, TN Boston, Mass. O. Heggie, SD3 New Jersey A. Beltran, TN Philippines R. Henry, TN Norfolk, Va. P. Quibrantar, TN Philippines 88 NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT i !•« I H. Snyder, LCDR Hyde Park, Moss. Navigator The Navigation Department, headed by the Navigator, is made up of only one division but its job is none the less important for its small size. You probably have a good idea of the purpose of navigation: to make sure the ship is in safe waters at all times and on the right course at the right speed to meet commitments at the right spot at the right time. This, of course, means we have to know where we are. And this knotty problem is always solved with aplomb by the personnel of the department. 89 7t ' Divi tOH The N Division is composed of Quartermasters who provide the in- port and underway deck watch sections with the required know-how and assistance to make them function smoothly. They check the ship ' s po- sition and the weather periodically and, added to what they enter in their notebook, they have a record of almost everything that takes place in each watch. The means at the disposal of the Quartermasters for ascertaining position are — if not in sight of land — loran, radar " , sextant, fathometer, radio direction finder and deduced reckoning. Also the re- sponsibility of the QM ' s are the charts and the ship ' s chronometers, the compensating of the magnetic and magnesyn compasses and keeping a check on the gyro repeaters. During seamanship evolutions, it is the Quartermaster who is called upon to take the helm. R. Colemon, QMC E. Orange, N. J. D. Woodrich, QM2 Owatonna, Minn. Sorato M. Decolati, QM3 Irwin, Pa. M. Pedzick, QM3 Syracuse, N. Y. F. Phillips, QM3 S. Weymouth, Mass. % ViviAiott D. Woodworth, QM3 Saratoga Springs, N. Y. W. Gagnon, SN Springfield, Mass. W. Kilpatrick, SN Brooklyn, N. Y. F. Vajda, SN Trenton, N. J. J Burrell, SA McComb, Ohio J. Gallagher, SN Mahonoy City, Pa. J. Knigge, SN Minneapolis, Minn. M. Varrelman, SN Pelham, N. Y. C. Town, YN3 Kansas City, Mo. D. Corriveau, SN New Bedford, Mass. W. Johnson, SN Newington, Conn. -.- A H. Poyne, SN Weaverville, N. C. M. Viducic, SN Hoboken, N. J. 91 J. Fair, Sr., SN Middlesex, Mass. J Kerwin, SN Troy, N. Y. F. Polyak, SN Roeblmg, N. J. fk m P. Yeile, SN Norfolk Co., Moss. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT R. Floyd, LT Booneville, Miss. Personnel Officer A. Doley, ENS Dedham, Moss. Public Information Officer The Executive Division is composed of Personnel men, Journalists, Lithographers, Yeomen and the Master-at-Arms Force. The Personnel men and Yeomen are sprinkled through the various offices: I E or Edu- cation Office, Executive (Personnel) Office and the Captain ' s Office. The Executive Office takes care of every man ' s record (all except pay and health records) which are referred to as a service jacket: The Captain ' s Office does the same for the officers. The Education Office promul- gates and advises on matters of personnel training and it is through them that courses are ordered and the standards set for advancement in rating. One of these offices will have the answer to a man ' s question if he desires to know what benefits he may receive with his qualifications. 92 THa ten at rfimt The Master at Arms job is to enforce the " Laws " of the shipboard life, and main- tain the decorum associated with the Navy. S. Swacki, BMC Lawrence, Mass. R. Bork, BM2 New Brunswick, N. J. J. Lewis, BM2 Boston, Mass. J. O ' Brien, BM2 Beverley, Mass. S. Clinko, BM1 Pittson, Pa. J. Garceau, ME1 Milford, Mass. C. Landry, GM2 Medford, Mass. v- - S X iuUfott fc ' s AJ A. Johnson YN2 Coulee Dam, Wash. c J i 1 B. Gossman, PNA3 Chicago, III. R. Roy, PNA3 Sunbrook, N. H. W. Stephens, PNC Melrose, Mass. G. Carr, YN1 Lead, S. Dakota R. Gilchrist, LIP3 Grand Rapids, Mich. A. Samaniego, PN3 Philippines E. Poison, YNI Andover, Mass. G. Graves, PN3 Marion, Ind. W. Semrall, LIP3 Bristol, Conn. M D. Buchenau, PN1 Gypsu, Kans. R. Pisarkiewycz, PN2 Detroit, Mich. G. Parks, LI 3 Cambridge, Neb. W. Stingone, PNA3 New York, N. Y. T. Upton, PN3 Albany, N. Y. M. Williams, YN3 Olean, N. Y. D. Albereci, SN Springfield, Mass, J. Assad, SN Springfield, Mass. 94 k rti.LU frNtb. I C S C ivi4io t T. Drake, PNASN Pontiac, Mich. W. Kane, SN St. Paul, Minn. R. McClure, SN New Hampton, Iowa R. Pringle, PNSN Niagara Falls, N. Y. R. Haffner, SN Cleveland, Ohio J. Kaplan, JOSN Linden, N. J. A. Ouilette, SN Boston, Mass. C. Rice, SN Mahoney City, Pa. C. Bashore, SN Cleona, Pa. T. Harvey, SN Roxbury, Mass. L. Venturo, SN Gary, Ind. B. Perley, SN Braent, Mass. E. Rivers, SA Platsburg, N. Y. R. Collins, SA Twin Branch, W. Va. " . mA R. Hausamann, SN Longmeadow, Mass. L. Manning, SN Albany, N. Y. A. Pivero, SA Pittsfield, Mass. F. Ross, SN New York, N. Y. 95 S. Smith, LI In absorbing the pain of the entire ship, the Hospitalmen and Dental Technicians do not seem the worse off for it. The doctor and both dentists are men to whom we gladly entrust our health. The Hospitalmen are con- cerned also with hygiene and sanitation. Should a sailor develop a malady, he goes below to the Sick Bay area at either one of the two sick call periods. The medical facilities are excellent for minor operations and, if necessary, they are adequate for major ones which it may be imperative to perform when no hospital is available. The Dental Technicians are able to take care of us except for the making of dentures. Much the same as with stateside dentists, we are received by appointment and take our seat to await all manner of hardships which never occur. So, in short, we stay clear of Sick Bay as much as possible until our number comes up again, when we thank our lucky stars that such a place exists. 96 Nw f W V VtvitUM R. Luko, HM1 New London, Conn. W. McGrath, HM2 Hyde Pork, Mass. E. Mclntyre, HM1 Philadelphia, Pa. A F. O ' Hallgran, Jr., HM2 Bronx, N. Y. V. Mitchell, HMC Farina, III. • T , R. Colombaro, HM2 Philadelphia, Pa. [ mmk P. Rist HM2 Tovion, III. o G. Dunkle, HM1 Penns Grove, N. J. M. Cunningham, DT St. Louis, III. D. Alston, HM3 Moundville, W. Va. E. DeAngelis, DT3 New Haven, Conn. G. Douston, DT3 Sherman Station, Me R. Harrison, HM3 Williamston, N. C. B. Collura, Jr., HN Buffalo, N. Y. j » fll a j£ LfL Jl M. Dipersio, SA Bronx, N. Y. C. Flynn, HA New York, N. Y. MM ■ D. Keely, SN Kowkawlin, Mich. J. May, HN Gibbstown, N. J. 97 ,W fi, pU T ivtea i Quartermasters, Signalmen, Musicians, Boatswain ' s Mates, Yeomen, Stewards, Enginemen, Radiomen and Marines all have their place in the Flag Division. The Yeomen are in the Flag Office, the Stewards in the Admiral ' s Mess, the Boatswain ' s Mates and Enginemen assigned to the Admiral ' s Barge, the Quartermasters, Signalmen and Radiomen handle communications and navgational matters. The Musicians and Marines provide the " window dressing " for official ceremonies. The band plays for parties ashore and for the crew on special occasions. The Marines act as orderlies for the Admiral and the Chief of Staff. The majority of the men stand watches in Flag Plot where the technical picture is kept up to date. D. Foster, MU2 Seneca Falls, N. Y. P. Polini, MU2 Baltimore, Md. T. Smith, BM2 Philadelphia, Pa. G. Andrews, MU3 Baltimore, Md. ' .Ohio ' . MU2 MY. WU2 n J. Gilbertson, MU3 Kalispell, Mont. D. Woolworth, MU3 Minnesota Lake, Minn. V. Dietrich, BMSN Maplewood, Mo. J. Matthews, MUSN Anthony, Kans. J. Nelson, MU3 Wichita, Kans. P. Anselmo, MUSN Philippines W. Ernsbeger, MUSN Elkhart, Ind. W. McFeters, MUSN Anoka, Minn. C. Cochran, MU3 Midway, Pa. £M A. Paulicek, MU3 Schulenburg, Texas R. Campo, MUSN New London, Conn. ft J. Lloyd, MUSN Butte, Mont. R. Pasqualini, MUSN New London, Conn. R. Roberts, MU3 Philadelphia, Pa. J. Coffua, BMSN W. Warwick, R. I. J. Lackey, ENFN Montvale, Va. E. Van Wert, MUSN Modesto, Cal. 99 i Remember what I said a while back about the Department Heads? Well, all of them come under the Executive Officer who, in line with the Captain ' s desires, sets the standards to which we must adhere. This building up of authority and responsibility is what we call the " chain of command " and it culminates with the Captain who has full cognizance over everything — in the entire ship. The Executive Officer must ensure that the Captain is left free of the minutiae of the paper work and routine everyday occurrences so he can concentrate on things which directly con- cern all hands on board. [a to I ihi| -- ■ of " ■:: Gr, Hi: om h ho, it (IK 100 EXECUTIVE OFFICER COMMANDER ROBERT G. MERRITT Our Executive Officer is Commander Robert G. Merritt. During the Yard Period he served as Commanding Officer while we were awaiting Captain Sieglaff ' s arrival. A past-master when it comes to heavies, and their internal organization and operating capabilities, as his extensive service in battle- ships indicates, Commander Merritt has given his all toward increasing the efficiency with which the Albany has operated. In carrying out his duties as Second-in-Command, Commander Merritt has a fund of knowledge on the requirements of his position gained through having been the Commanding Officer of the destroyer U.S.S. Holder in 1952 and 1953. An air of " professorship " seems to cling to him; per- haps his pedagogical manner is attributable to the three years which he spent at the U. S. Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California where he taught in the Command Communications Curriculum. His ability as an instructor has not spent itself: few officers and men have failed to learn from his just and firm handling of difficult situations. Commander Merritt has overseen the Albany ' s development from the Boston Yard Period to the present day, and has been a great influence in determining the success which the ship has had on all occasions. As we all know, the job of Executive Officer is a difficult one. To handle it diplomatically is harder yet. With a smile and calm assurance, Commander Merritt has done the most difficult with ease. 101 COMMANDING OFFICERS CAPTAIN W. B. SIEGLAFF Captain William Sieglaff came aboard in the Boston Yard Period, relieving Commander Merritt as Commanding Officer, and left us in Suda Bay, Crete one year later. The ship ' s high morale was due, no doubt, to his twenty-two years experience in submarines where he worked closely with his men and where he gained the ability to build incentive among them. After graduation from the Naval Aca- demy in 1931, Captain Sieglaff spent two years on the battleship OKLAHOMA. He also received a Master ' s Degree from MIT in Naval Engineering. On submarines during WW II, Captain Sieglaff served with the USS POMPANO and TAU- TOG becoming Commanding Officer of the latter and also CO of the USS TENCH. As duty officer on the TAUTOG on 7 December 1941 in Pearl Harbor, his submarine was credited with shooting down a Japanese plane. His record in the Pacific gained for him two Navy Crosses, three Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit. After the war, from 1947 to 1949, he served as Submarine Detail Officer at the Bureau of Naval Personnel and during the next four years at New London, Connecticut, he was successively, Commander Submarine Division EIGHTY-ONE, Commander Submarine Development Group TWO, Officer-in-Charge of the Submarine School and Commander Submarine Base. In October 1955, he made the big switch to the Surface Navy as Commanding Officer of the ALLAGASH, an oiler. October 1956 saw Captain Sieglaff assume command of the ALBANY where his extensive experience carried us through the Yard Period, Re- fresher Training, a Midshipman Cruise, through NATO Operations and then into the Mediterranean. 102 _k Our present Commanding Officer, Captain John S. McCain, Jr. came aboard in Suda Bay, Crete where he relieved Captain Sieglaff. From there, he carried on and added to the proud ALBANY tra- dition of being the top cruiser in the Mediterranean. Our operating schedule was rigorous and our tour of the Eastern Med kept much of the crew away from ports they had planned on seeing. Captain Mc- Cain somehow managed to keep pride and desire high on the part of ship ' s company while deployed in that area. Also a veteran of many years ' association with submarines, Captain McCain spent his first two years after graduation from the Naval Academy in 1 931 attached t o the USS Oklahoma after which he served on board three submarines and was Commanding Officer of three more up through 1945. Before his first command in the Surface Navy, the USS MONROVIA in July 1954, Captain McCain had various duties among which were, Commander Sub- marine Division SEVENTY-ONE, Head of Research and Development Branch of Un- dersea Warfare and Commander Subma- rine Squadron SIX. Captain McCain is one of the experts in the field of submarine habitability and has done a great amount of work on the subject. But we know him as an expert on cruiser habitability. He has made us so proud of our ship that living on her for ex- tended periods away from home has been no hardship. In fact, it has been a pleasure. CAPTAIN JOHN S. McCAIN, JR -yk Now, of course, you ' ve got to realize that we ' re in fine hands as a unit, and even though we ' re the best ship afloat, we belong to a bigger group yet. Sure, we belong to the Navy, the Atlantic Fleet and Cruiser Force Atlantic but we belong in a Cruiser Division also. Commander Cruiser Division Four has been almost exclusively embarked in the AL- BAN i ' except for the Midshipman Cruise when he rode the MACON, our sister ship in the Division. He brings with him all the personnel that he needs to operate; but I ' ve mentioned them before: the Flag Division, remember ' Just before we were scheduled to leave the Mediterranean, the Flag left us for good, transferring to the U.S.S. Canberra in Pollensa Bay, Mallorca on 5 January 1958. 104 ) I I Top row: Lt. J. R. Morgan, USN, Flog Secretary; Lt. W. O. McDaniel, USN, Staff Gunnery Officer; Ltjg. E. B. Bossort, USN, Flag Lieutenant. Seated: Lcdr. J. E. Ross, USN, Staff Legal Officer; Capt. J. W. Darrock, Chief of Staff; R. Adm. C. L. Melson, USN, Commander Cruiser Division 4; Lcdr. D. Fisher, USN, Stoff Operations Officer; Lcdr. P. Boland, Staff Communication Officer. The Staff of Cruiser Division 4 first joined us in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba during our refresher training and provided thereafter a great deal of stimulus for both officers and crew members. Since the Admiral needs to know so much in order to function effectively as Division Com- mander, his staff must be well equipped — both from the standpoint of experience and knowledge — to provide the necessary data and criteria for his final decisions. We always had to be on our toes to keep up with them. 105 CHIEF OF STAFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1957 CAPTAIN ROBERT W. LEACH CHIEF OF STAFF AFTER OCTOBER 1957 CAPTAIN JAMES W. DARROCH 106 CH I I $ COMMANDER CRUISER DIVISION FOUR Rear Admiral Charles L. Melson was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1927 and at- tained to his present rank dating from 1 June 1955. Admiral Melson ' s war record is a series of commen- dations for outstanding service. Judging from our experience with his staff and the state of their alertness, we have had no difficulty in realizing why. A good example is the Admiral ' s preference for wartime procedures, such as visual communications rather than the use of comparatively insecure voice circuits. ii Admiral Melson served on various ships commencement of World War II: the United States MACK, PITTSBURGH, DUPONT, DICKERSON SON. In September 1942, he became Commanding great deal of action in his year and one-half on dexterity. In January 1944, he became Commander mendations while here begins, " For conspicuous 1952, Admiral Melson assumed command of the ingly in Korea. Then, in March 1957, he became son has seen duty on many staffs as well as with duty has always gained recognition for him. after he received his commission and until the Ships TRENTON, PENGUIN, NAPA, McCOR- NORTHAMPTON, PENNSYLVANIA AND PATER- Officer of the U.S.S. CHAMPLIN which saw a board and where he received commendations for his Destroyer Division THIRTY-TWO; one of his com- galantry and intrepidity in action . . . " In October U.S.S. NEW JERSEY, which performed outstand- Commander Cruiser Division FOUR. Admiral Mel- the Navy Department where his performance of In addition to an amazing number of letters of commendation plus location medals and unit cita- tions, Admiral Melson has been awarded the Silver Star Medal, the Legion of Merit with two Gold Stars and Combat " V " , the Bronze Star Medal and the Commendation Ribbon with three Bronze Stars and Combat " V " . r People take pride in a job well done. I can say that without fear of contradiction, especially when the job concerns a much larger unit which, to function efficiently, demands the efficient func- tioning of the individuals who comprise the major portion of the ship ' s crew and who are very neces sary cogs in a large piece of machinery. So far, I ' ve shown you our team; the man, his friends and his superiors who are all a part of " us " . You ' ve been taken into the lives of my many ship- mates. Now, I ' m going to show you where all this gets us; what the ALBANY does with her crew, or better, what the crew makes possible for the ALBANY to do. The high-speed approach (25 knots) on the re- plenishing ship, for instance, takes a great amount of teamwork and no man involved — and there are many — can take a back seat. The " Big A " always seems to receive her ust deserts from her crew; and the crew can justly identify itself with the ship. So we have the men and the ship; but enough : here are some of the facets of shipboard ife. Maybe you will see what I mean. vj ■ I— HI I IIIIH i H MI ' " . . . when I go to sea, I go as a simple sailor . . . True, they rather order me about some and make me jump from spar to spar, like a grasshopper in a May meadow. And at first, this sort of thing is unpleasant enough. It touches one ' s sens e of honor, particularly if you come of an old established family in the land . . . The transition is a keen one, I assure you, and re- quires a strong decoction of Seneca and the Stoics to enable you to grin and bear it. But even this wears off in time. " Melville . . . Moby Dick " By-and-by, when he has learned all the little mysteries . . . of the craft . . . and this game in which the sea wins every toss ... he shall be fit to live or die as the sea may decree . . . Conrad . . . Lord Jim !j I.. X tt» ' aiwte. J H . it • " ' ■• ' •m2 - • 1 J ' iin f f To say that we are a city that goes to sea is trite but true. I won ' t bore you with the statistics. I ' ll only tell you that the ship is big enough and well enough provisioned to sup- port over 1,200 men and to get them where they ' re going com- fortably at over 30 knots — if necessary. i HIT V Religious services, camaraderie, sports and just plain re- laxation fill up the vacuum which may sometimes take up resi- dence within us. The crow ' s nest and the hours of contempla- tion of yesteryear ' s whalers and clippers are gone. We spend our working hours alert; we hare to taper off gradually; these things provide us with our impetus to keep going, and as we go, to progress. 1 ■■ I trrr vjl 1 1 j ' £ ii J! 1 A good sailor is a proud individual welcomes inspections because they give him a chance to demonstrate his military bearing and readiness, traits which carry over into his pro- fessional skill and ability as a leader. It is the Naval tradition: a fighting man whose appear- ance and conduct exemplify the pride he has j I « his job Some of us are like Melville who said, " ... I am tormented with an. everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas and land on barbarous coasts . " To those of us who are not, I ' d just as well to stop in at Boston, our home port, for a while. From here, in the last year, we frequently headed out to sea and we passed from day to day, the months and miles blending in a transi- tion which was physical as well as temporal. JmI ■WP 8 W BOSTON Sept. 1, 1956 — Feb. 2,1957 April 2, 1957 — May 31, 1957 Aug. 7, 1957 — Sept. 3, 1957 ISjE: fWDQ ■ Loana 2»V IzQ 3» " " SS 3I 1 «»iiUi ' to Si • aHr Mi. ♦2 S5C5 " 42 St 27 27 ' %k 29 ' v- 2 ° ' 42 " V (STVTI HOUSE ' 23. „ 16 20 B ' 16 - «• — " " itell GUANTANAMO BAY FEB. 2, 1957 - MAR. 29, 1957 -. , - i The Yard Period over, we departed Boston for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and two months of what is known as " Refresher Training " . This was the beginning of our year afloat which termi- nated on 26 February 1958 with 10 months and twenty days behind us away from Boston. A happy but rusty and mostly untrained crew made its way to sun and toil in the Caribbean. Each morning about sunrise, we headed out from the bay to flex our potential muscle and each eve- ning we headed back in to enjoy liberty at the various clubs ashore where we applied a bit of oil to our tired joints. Endless drills, GQ ' s and firing somehow did not deaden us but rather awakened our interest in becoming the best cruiser afloat, a goal which we have since X + V I; CULEBRA MAR. 11, 1957 i i In GTMO, our guns had done everything but fire an actual shore bombardment. The Island of Culebra, to the northeast of Puerto Rico, was our destination for the firing. We anchored off the island and sent in our spotting party. Our Marines, designated the target to us by radio and gave us " spots " (measurements to put us on target). With both 5 " and 8 " , we blasted away for two days, racking up an excellent score for our competitive year. At night, the 5 " bat- tery provided illumination and it was in this ex- ercise that we scored 100 per cent. On the way back to GTMO, we stopped one night in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for a well-de- served liberty. From our Refresher Training, we headed back to Boston. 6a 54 68 78 53 " 68 " 75 " P ose autnonzea oy the Secretary of the Navy, shall be ivigited In or above the area within the three-mile limit. = a 6 5 6 S W 46 Is 26 PORT-AU PRINCE FEB. 22, 1957 FEB. 24. 1957 Our first " liberty port " of the year, Port-au- Prince had a picturesque and slightly Ameri- canized air. As you can imagine, we jumped at the chance to see what was going on in this young and somewhat disturbed republic. The mountainous terrain of the country begins right in the bay of Port-au-Prince where the foot-hills rise sharply and are met by heavy clouds which lend credibility to the dark legends about Haiti, --cr- ' -.j We saw nothing of the Voodoo; just people try- __ 7 — - ing to make a living and with whom we spent ■J[ lr a very pleasant two days. - M.rliliiul ■ PHILADELPHIA MAY 17, 1957 - MAY 20, 1957 left QUI out for Arme on our Along about the middle of May, we pier in Boston Naval Shipyard and set Philadelphia and a good-will visit for Forces Day. The crew turned-to, working plays depicting the type of jobs of which in the Navy is composed. Although it was hard. .•■•.:::%.. • • J ' A to leave our New England haven for this week, we enjoyed our liberty in Philadelphia and were ---.. _ " l I amazed to find that we had played host to many " thousands of Philadelphians during the visiting ,v »T ' Y- ;» U CJ o , 9 .. ' J m Chart 280 •» i ? s ? fS SS ? ? S =? fill tl!!i!l!f I f I 1 f I I 9- ' UW.r 1 - l F " 20 NORFOLK 17 21 14 7 JUNE 7, 1957 - JUNE 19, 1957 8 4 ._ }2 ko { " We left Boston to travel to Norfolk, Virginia, for the International Naval Review after which we departed on our Midshipman Cruise to South America. For the Naval Review, seventeen na-) tions and 1 13 ships were present, all full-dressed and looking very proud in the double line which stretched over the horizon on both sides of the Norfolk channel. The reviewing parties consisted of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations who passed by in the USS CANBERRA, USS BOSTON and USS NORTHAMPTON. At the pier, we moored outboard of the French cruiser DEGRASSE, to whom we played host-ship for their stay in NorVa. We shared our lives and left each other the best of friends. Then the Midshipmen came aboard and off we went for South America and the ALBANY ' S first adventure into the Pacific. L.-MI Xf - iT- - --::--•- " ' --$ , I ©MARKER 10 I 4 ' I • ' --U o MARKER " " " ■ — - — J 1 — — «. -J 5 4 being filled IS- IS 19 .IK: ■S 5I5 13 h:I! Sewells Pt. D . , otank Bridges construction lights, buoy: tinted area. HER2 QTANK PIER 23 jmmM A ■-!£ -y liiiTH VALPARAISO JULY 3, 1957 - JULY 11, 1957 - r Going through the Canal and across the Equator provided a lot of excitement before we reached the first port of our Midshipman Cruise. While underway, many of us were kept busy try- ing to shape-up the Midshipmen. But all work came to a halt when the Jolly Roger was hoisted and King Neptune made his entrance to wallop the pollywogs and, by so doing, initiate them into the order of seasoned Shellbacks. After all this came Valparaiso, and not at all anti-climactically I might add. The inhabitants there were very friendly and the atmosphere was much to our liking. In nearby Vina del Mar, a resort where the rich spend their summers, we had our fun also, even though it was winter. But winter in Chile means 40 to 60 degrees, much like early Autumn in Boston. Many of us traveled to San- tiago, the capital and largest city of Chile where, some of us believe to this day, the women are the most beautiful in the world. Chile, with many racial stocks although predominantly Span- ish and Indian, is prosperous and modern with strikingly beautiful scenery of which the Western Hemisphere ' s highest peak, Aconcagua, is a part. A good time was had by all — even the Midship- men. _ ■ yy rsi ■i — . 10 I - 5 ]OFf ! 5 Q i j loot I a-.- " ! - ' ? ? a u e,oo ' --♦■ 26 FV ' •.9 ' ,3» s a - 5 . — ii — ii — ii — i p3i r 1™ tmimL u B aLib ' mmf T | rW ' f i t m BALBOA JULY 19, 1957 JULY 23, 1957 C .|«. Balboa, situated on the Pacific side of the f | Panama Canal, was the only other port favored r " with the ALBANY ' S presence on the Midshipman Cruise. Most of us spent at least half of our time while here in Panama City; others toured the area going to the alligator farm and points of historic interest. Then the time came to tra- verse the Canal Zone. verse the Ccnal again. k The pilot came aboard and conned the ship through the tortuous cuts and locks — aided by the " mules " — and into the fresh water lakes which make up the body of the Canal. In Gatun Lake, we droped the hook and held " swim call " . { Then, more locks, Gaillard Cut, and out of the _ _ l Canal to Cristobal, the Atlantic Coast port of the ' Canal Zone. •-. After this, we put into Norfolk once again, this time to off-load the Midshipmen; then, we 7__ set our course for Boston where we had a brief ' " ; three weeks before leaving on our Mediterranean XJZrvXe ». E — ' ■ — ' V ? wu. — , !■; " . " »v FIRTH OF SEPT. 14, 1957 - CLYDE SEPT. 17, 1957 i " Operation Sea Spray " was the name of the A NATO Commanders used to describe our cruise across the Atlantic to the area in which " Opera- tion Strikeback " was to take place. In between them, we had three days in Fairlie, the little , ' town off which we were anchored while in the Firth of Clyde. Since our liberty day came up once every three, each man had only one day ashore here. In any case, we went to Glas- gow and Edinburgh for what little culture we could glean in one day. The beauty of ( the country- side and the delightful aura about the people made us all sorry that we had so little time there. We proceeded north from Scotland, beyond the Arctic Circle to our operating area of the coast of Norway. Deployed with three British carriers and several destroyers, we gained greatly by our experience here with the other units of NATO. Our service in Strikeback completed, we set out for the Mediterranean via the English Channel. FIRTH of CLYDE " ,--»-, SUDA BAY OCT. 7, 1957 - OCT. 9, 1957 Suda Bay was a stopping off point for our change of command ceremonies. Ordinarily not a liberty port, we were granted our freedom here: we had been underway for 48 days with only one day ' s liberty in Scotland. Captain John S. McCain, Jr. relieved Captain W. B. Sieglaff in a ceremony on the Main Deck Aft which we all attended. When Captain Sieglaff prepared to leave the ship, the Albany Song which he had written during refresher training in GTMO came over the PA system bidding him a farewell and smooth sailing on the part of the entire crew. «.-■ " ' u a u: u a . w • . ' ' •y a « X — ' . N ! N 6 I •— .- i u ... - ' Xu 0C » l J 1 I | • 1 », 1 " V? S . »! = " •» . »■- I I fe I w» u» = . 0mm i ' V. I «■■ " e ;• 2 «0 . = v o. I i i ML ' « % , y » , a k a ■ i V 8 CW J X A ATHENS 8 a OCT. 18, 1957 - OCT. 28, 1957 o IS " = 5 8 The first half of our cruise was to be spent in the Eastern Mediterranean because of the Syrian-Turkish tension there. Our first liber ty port was Athens, proud and independent. Steeped in history and even pre-history, it is quite possible today to pick out dead ringers for statues which are now many centuries old. We went on tours and took part in the Athenian night life and found them very modern and quite realistic. The beauty of Greece and Athens resides in their tra- dition, a fact which colors everything. In the city, ancient ruins stand next to thriving modern developments and somehow the paradox never seemed resolved. Maybe it will take a few more trips to Athens before we can put the pieces of her culture together and come up with a one or two sentence description of it. I think, however, that Athens will defy a short general description. z r » - ' » I I c 1 t SALONIKA - - NOV. 7, 1957 - NOV. 19, 1957 After another operating period to the south of Greece, we anchored in the harbor of Salonika, Greece, otherwise known as Thessaloniki. A fine USO was established here for the benefit of the crew members; others of us strolled around the - town trying to make out the language which had only served to puzzle us in Athens. The language barrier is great here, but as elsewhere in the Mediterranean, people have a way of getting around it. Sailors especially, whether bartering ' £ for goods or asking directions, always find a way to communicate. lcor»ptCuOY«J_2 MBra 9 IZMIR NOV. 7, 1957 - NOV. 19, 1957 After three ports in which we hod used the drachma, we now had to shift mentally to another exchange rate: the Turkish lire. With the lire came an new culture, strikingly Oriental in nature and another language, if anything, more diffi- cult than Greek. The atmosphere enveloping Izmir is — or seemed to be — dreamlike: the ar- chitecture, the trees and the sounds along the streets. On visiting the Park of the Exposition and the finer nightclubs, we had to agree once again that the major difference was one of language. And the language barrier was easily surmounted by the friendliness of the majority of the citizens toward the sailors who were far away from their home port. Our education was added to by our trips to Ephesus and Pergamum. Now, we had thoroughly explored the world of Homer and Byzantium and we headed back to sea. ■• •» ■ DEC. 16, 1957 - JAN. 3, 1958 . »K O u J Our tour in the East came to a close as we steamed through the Straits of Messina and up along the Boot of Italy toward our port for the Christmas holidays. Genoa, our introduction to the Western Mediterranean, was well chosen: in many ways the city closely resembled the United States and was the perfect port in which to bring the New Year in. It was the first chance we had to take overnight tours. Some went to Rome, Venice and Sestriere, a ski resort. The people, reserved and intelligent, were by nature friendly and made us feel at home knowing that we were lonely during this season. Our stay, long, enjoy- able and profitable came to an end shortly after the New Year had begun, we were once again underway.. - • - - . ? o u i I NAPLES v. » a jr Well to the south of Genoa lay Naples, and with it our tour of Italy came to an end. We found the city highly Americanized, probably because of the large NATO base set up there. The Armed Services Exchange as well as the com- mercial stores in town had many buys which we could not afford to pass up. Our problems with the language were eased: almost everyone spoke English here. But, with the language barrier went some of the character of the city which we had begun to associate with the towns of the Mediter- ranean. Again, a tour to Rome was scheduled as we+I as one to the ancient town of Pompeii. If t had been in season, we might have lolled around the resort areas, the most famous being Capri. The time rolled around again and, loaded with goods and more experiences in " interna- tional living " , we weighed anchor for another operating period. ' . i p N V Si Ddramna Si ?®S tf stCi0fr " BARCELONA From the moment Spain — and Barcelona — hove into view, our traditional schedule was shat- tered. Although not as harsh in their hours as Madrid, everything was set back in Barcelona. Consequently, when ashore we were forced to conform and conform we did — with pleasure. Not the Spain of dark hair, sultry nights and flashing eyes, which is in the South, but a Spain of mod- erate prices, good entertainment and in general, a sailor ' s delight. Outside of the local tour, we went to the monastery at Montserrat with its breathtaking cable-car. 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