CANADA MEXICO UNITED STATES SOUTH AMERICA FOUNDLAND HAUFAX VA scIa B IIDA ' y- nJIN ISLANDS h IBURY SOUND lAITI IRELAND AZORES OCE ( 1959-1960 BIOGRAPHY OF COMMANDING OFFICER A graduate of the class of 1938 at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, Captain Melvin ' s first naval assignment was aboard the USS COLORADO, BB45. In May 1941 he was designated a naval aviator, and subsequently served in various patrol squadrons: VP-31, VPB-141, FA V-15, and with ASDEVLANT; and as commandingoffieer of VP-158. VP-136, and FASRON 108. Leaving the squadrons, he was attached to the CNARESTRA Staff at Glenview, Illinois, and the CINCLANTFLEET Staff at Nor- folk, Virginia. Completion of this duty found Capt. Melvin returning to sea duty aboard the USSMINDORO, CVE 120. Further duty assign- ments consisted of servingwithOPNAV(OP-501), attending the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and serving with the CINCNELM Staff at Pensacola, Florida. During his twenty-one years of naval service, Captain Melvin has de- voted much time in the development of the Week- end Warrior Program, which plays a vital part in the training of Naval reservists. Married to the former Emilou Tilley of Long Beach, Cali- fornia; the Melvins have three children: Emily 18, John 14, and Jane 10. Presently they re- side at 1049 Hanover Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia CAPT. C. A. MELVIN, USN COMMANDING OFFICER - USS ALBEMARLE BIOGRAPHY OF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Commander Ward was born on 16 October 1918 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Follow- inghis schooling at LaSalle High School and LaSalle College in Philadelphia, he entered the U. S. Navy at Pensacola in November 1940 as an aviation cadet. Upon graduation in June. 1941 he was designated a naval aviator. Since then, CDR. Ward has had a wide variety of naval assignments. He has served as a flight instructor; executive officer to Patrol Bomb- ing Squadron 124; Officer-in-Charge of the Special Alaskan Magnetic Survey and a simu- lar project called " Volcano " ; Officer-in- Charge of project " Ski Jump " (Oceanographic studies of the Arctic Ocean); on the staff of RADM. Dufeckin connection with Operation Deepfreeze; operations and executive officer of Air Development Squadron 6; Commanding Officer of Utility Squadron 4. Prior to re- porting aboard the USS ALBEMARLE, Com- mandingOfflcer of the Naval Air Technical. TrainingUnit, Lakehurst, N, J. Married to the former Marilyn Hesser of Philadelphia, the Wards have five children: Edward 17, Joanne 13, John 9, Mary Lee 5, andSuzan 4. Currently, they reside at 3720 Central Ave- nue, Ocean City, New Jersey. Cdr. Ward with Department Heads f |i COMMANDER E. M. WARD, U S N EXECUTIVE OFFICER USS ALBEMARLE scoria Our cruise book does not deal with one specific cruise, but with several cruises or places of operation from June 1959 to April 1960. On 18 June 1959 the ALBEMARLE steamed north for a 34-day cruise, which included tending sea- planes at Halifax, Nova Scotia, a goodwill tour down the St. Lawrence River to Quebec, Canada, a return trip to Halifax tending seaplanes-seaplane operations at Gardiner ' s Bay, Long Island, a week- end liberty in New York, and, then, arrival at Norfolk, the ALBEMARLE ' S home port on 22 July. The second cruise was a six-day seaplane operation in November on the Rappahannock River in northern Maryland, followed by a 12-day tending project at Bermuda in December 1959. The fourth and final cruise of this period, and the longest the ALBEMARLE has taken since her recommissioning, was Operation Springboard from 8 January to 1 April, 1960, tending the four sea- plane squadrons of the Atlantic Fleet at San Juan, Puerto Rico. RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO I SHIP ' S HISTORY The USS ALBEMARLE, in keeping with Naval tradition, was named for a body of water off the northeast coast of North Carolina. She was built by the New York Shipbuilding Company of Camden, New Jersey, launched on 13 July 1940, and commissioned at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on 20 December 1940. Commissioned a year before Pearl Harbor, and just a few months after President Roose- velt ' s proclamation of a limited national emer- gency, the ALBEMARLE ' S first and primary task was to help keep the North Atlantic sea lanes open. This she did by conducting advanced base tending operations for seaplanes at Ar- gentia, Newfoundland. On 7 December 1941, the ALBEMARLE was loading equipment and stores at Norfolk, Virginia, in preparation for operations at Reykavic, Iceland. Between Jan- uary 1942 and July 1945 she transported aero- nautical cargo and personnel to Iceland, Eng- land, North Africa, Bermuda, and the islands of the Caribbean. On 30 September 1945 she reported to the Pacific and until October of 1946 was assigned as a troop transport under the Naval Transport Service. Returning to the Atlantic in November 1946, she operated at various points along the east coast through 1947. January through June 1948 was spent in the Pacific, after which she once again returned to the Atlantic where she oper- ated until 1950. The ALBEMARLE was placed out of commission in reserve at New York, 14 August 1950. She moved to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in February 1956 to begin modi- fication. ALBEMARLE was recommissioned 21 October 1957. From her recommissioning to the present time, May 1960, the ALBEMARLE has been the only seaplane tender operating in the Atlantic Ocean and has been quite active tending the four seaplane squadrons of the Atlantic Fleet: VP-45 and VP-49 of Bermuda, and VP-44 and 56 of Norfolk, in such areas as Halifax, Nova Scotia Gardiner ' s Bay, L. I. , Rappahannock River, Va. Trinidad, British West Indies, Bermuda, Pills bury Sound, Virgin Islands and San Juan, Puert Rico. The ALBEMARLE is often referred to as a " floating naval base " , complete within itself. Within minutes after anchoring she is prepared to furnish seaplanes with all the services an airplane receives at a local airport or at any militarybase. The ALBEMARLE provides fuel and ammunition for the aircraft that are attach- ed, repairs them, guides them home in bad weather, and keeps in touch with them by radio when they arc in the air. For the crews of the seaplanes the ALBEMARLE provides housing, food and clothing, a degree of recreation, and the services of a doctor, dentist, and chaplain. The-ALBEMARLE because of its ability to sup- port seaplanes in any of the water areas of the world, is able to assist in carrying out the mis- sion of our Navy by operating in those areas where land based aircraft are not able to oper- ate. f- : ' -] ,rj-4W " ' ♦ • ' •• •fe Personnel Office The Executive Officer supervises the Administrative Department. Included in his Council are a Chaplain, a Personnel Officer, a Legal Officer, an Administrative Assistant, as well as those head- ing Special Services, Public Information, Training, Printing, and the Master-at-Arms Force. Backing these are the staffs of trained personnel whose duties not only extend to the more obvious ones already mentioned, but also from the most routine correspondence and filing to the major factors of morale and security. ADMINISTRATION ) % !• ♦ c T. o % icer, a ;ose head- itjng, and rf mined VMS ones ivndence Back Row, Left to Right: Prosick, S.(N), BM2; Weiss, S.J., TMl ; Cantin, R. R. , AEC; Ea ton, W.E., EM2; Front Row, Left to Right: Edwards, H.C., ADl; Roseberry, R. R. , AGSKoss ' W.F., MMl. ' ' Not the Brig " Post Office Captain ' s Office I N I S T R A T I N X DIVISION I I in ' Back Row. Left to Right : Lt J. R. Swadener; Beach, J.E. YNT3; Nelson, J.L., YNT3; White, W.A., YNT3; Fuher, E.(N), LI-1 Moore, J. J., YNC; Mullinax E.(N), PNCA; Middle Row, Left to Right: Leuschen, F.W., SN; Smith, R.T., SN; Hague, J. J., SN Orach, R. L., SN; Jiron, C.A., SN; Front Row. Left to Right: Frederick, R.W., PN2; Johnson, G.W., AN; Ham, G.T. PNSN Daniels, H.O., SN; Renze, L.V., PN3; Hatcher, A.R., SN. Crew ' s Library We Flood It Fix It and Steam It From Left to Right : ENS. D. K. Wilson, Jr., Damage Control Assistant; CWO. N. Mesagno, USN, Main Pro- pulsion Assistant; Lt. J. A. Tinkham, USN, Engineering Officer; CWO. N.L. Martinez, USN, Repair Officer; CWO. D. Zarr, USN, Electrical Officer. ENGINEERS J I Not from Mars - decon team at work Now what will happen if I knock this wedge out. Condition yoke second deck and below »t«- wTmT ' Ui 1 First Row - Left to Right : Atwood, L.H., MMCS; Ensign D.K. Wilson Jr. Second Row : Smith, A.L., MR3; Knapp, F.P., MMl; Eymer, R.L., MM2; Lennartson, R. H. , FA; Johnson, J.W., ENl ; Poole , A.M., MMl, Third Row : Brown, J.E., FA; Hoyd, C.L., MM2; Bolton, K.A., FN; Daugherty, D.E., MR3; Rotolo, M,T., EN3;Nihart, L.L., FA; Helm, J.L., MM3; Fourth Row: Tittman, J.W., MM2; Miller, S.R., MM2; Peacock, R.D., MM3; Ottilige, W., FA. DIVISION Reefer Gang u. ' " " ] V iM First Row - Left to Right ; Moore, B. F. , MR2; West, O. , EN 3; Terry, G.L., EN3; Ferguson, K.A., FN; Second Row: Schrantz, G.E,, MRFN; Thrasher, D.H., MRFN; Flank, L.W., MRFN; Karjala, C.L., FA. " fVWWf First Row Left to Right : Phillips. E.H. . FN; Haberly. E.W., BTFN; Cole, R.E., BT3; Miller, A. P., BT2; Kingramas, E.A., BT2; Slade, T. E. , BTl; Second Row : Wallis, W.W., BTC; Bartlou, R. , FN; Carlton, E.C., BT3; Horst, Jr. BT2; Jackson, R ,E., FN; Moshier, C.E., BT3; Barrett, T.L. , BTl; Morrow, T.F., FN; Maclntire, L., BTC; Third Row: Parker. G.R.. BT3; Price, G. F. , FN; Mitchell, E.L., BTFN; Gathe, P.E., BT2; Spradley, R.L., BT3; Louder- milk, F., FN; Pitney, D. R. , FA; Morgan, F., FN; Ross, R.K., FN. Missing : Barnes, C.R., White, Belsky, Binchus, Moore, Coker, Haner. ' 2 Boiler DIVISION Parker! You can ' t drag steam from me Then add two grains of salt 1 t I $ f. f j.y r )i V; vC r% Left to Right. First Row : Page, P. F. , EMC; Baran, FN; Stone, J.C., FN; Warda, R,L., EMS; Mines, L.E,, EM2; Kieley, W.A., EM3; Wehrs, R.F., FN; Bramble, H. W. , ICC. Second Row : Crabtree, G.B., EM3; Wright, B.C., IC3; Depuy, W. , ICFN; Black, J. F. , EM3; Cox, J.W., FN; Thuering, G.N., EM2; Zarr, D.W., CWO. DIVISION If the boss would only stop breathing down my neck DIVISION The yard birds got the rest of it r y X. it . .. t % ' X ' " :V,ii ' ::ii :v,V| 11 Fir.r Row. Left to Ri.ht : Benson. J.G.. FN; Long. F. F. . MMS; MiUer, R.A., MMFN; Wilson, D.W., MM3 K.rn- mell, E.L., MMFN; Munnis, G.E.. MMl ; Langford, J.L., FN; Buret. J.R., FN. Second Row : Bauman, P.W., FN; White. T.W., FN; Larson. M.W., FA; Cilcrest. E.E.. MM3; Fisher, F.W., MM3; Crepe i, CM.. MM3; Oatley. T E MM2- Helms, H.S., MMC; Third Row : Steele, J.A.. MMFN; Montgomery, G.A.. FN; Hochstetler. R. E. , MMFN; Hardaway. E.H.. MM3, Enik, J.T., MMFA; Meeker, W.G.. FN; Billera, H.A.. FN. Missing From Picture : Mariott, D.R., MMC; Attard. C.E., MMl; Baker, J.G., FN; Stamps, J.A., FN; Stotts, A.G., FN; Koss. MMl; Bebart, MMFA; Helton, MMFA; Allen. MMFN; Guest, MM 3; Johnson, FN. i In the Bilges i t DIVISION Someone should be doing something t •« ,C ■h i •«.. ■K. 1 Pi,,,_Row._iefLio_Ri : Martinez. N. . CWO; Williams. B.M.. FN; Spratt B L. . ° " ' ' ' i ' ' ' l " ' • ' ' " ; Tl ' ' W DClWaU,K.J.,SFM2;Schultz. D.L., SFC. Second Row : Allen. R. . FN; Johnson, W.B.. DC 2; Everts. T. A. , rN:Lhardt d.. Sn! Spangler. F.D.. ™; Oswalt. M. D. . SFP ; Royal T R. .SFM3 Ih O P.;DC3;Hughes.J.P.. DC3; Doran, J.D.. SEP3; Anderson. T.K.. FN; Higgins. T.V.. SN; K.rk. J.R.. FN. MjssiSS. from Picture: McCormick. W.D.. DC. Turn it over. That side is done HALIFAX NOVA SCOTIA ' I 17 Gun Salute Halifax, the capital of the Province of Nova Scotia — one of the ten provinces which comprise Canada — is on the southeast coast of the Nova Scotia peninsula. It is one of the most color- ful and historic cities in the Dominion. Surrounded by water, it is truly a city of the sea. Approximately 90,000 people live in Halifax. Local customs and traditions reflect their British ancestry. The chief industries of Halifax are shipping and fishing, with considerable trade with the West Indies. Halifax is a major naval base, and though this port town has a weather-beaten appearance, one of its most outstanding characteristics is the hospitality and friendliness of its inhabitants, which, above all, helped to make this trip a most memorable one for the ALBEMARLE. ' Rugged countryside HALIFAX Guests of HMS Shearwater omprise it color- sea. •Britisti lie trade li. I ■J. t v. . mrn i HISTORIC QUEBEC Founded by Champlain in 1608, the city of Quebec is the cradle of Canadian history, andhas witnessed the sojourn or passing within its walls, persons of prestige from two regimes — the French and the English. It has preserved from its glorious past mem- ories whichhave made the city unique among the great cen- turies of America. Successively, the capital of New France, of Canada after the British conquest, and of the Province of Quebec. The city of Quebec has always play- ed a role of paramount import- ance in the national ,- religious, ' )1 0 ' W(ti j=»» - QUEBEC social, economic and political life of the country. Devotion of the past has al- lied itself with the present day culture within the bounds of good sense. In other words, Quebec is living history, the past and the present blended in perfect harmony in view of a future abounding with happy promise. ' i CHATEAU FRONTINAC preserv-: capital aada a! ' :;-: it, and f ibec. Th, ways play nt impor ' relieioii; X ' M GARDINER ' S BAY, LONG ISLAND. Situated on the east shore of Long Island, New York, this quiet bay provides an easily accessible base of seaplane operations. With tender support, the patrol boats can operate indefinitely out of this area. Primarily a resort community, the occas- ional visits of the a ' lBE- MARLE and attached air units provide the relaxing residents of the surrounding villages di- version and a chance to see their Navy in operation under advanced base conditions. There is ample water area for a seadrome, sufficient radio aids for navigational purposes, and effective isolation to pro- vide realism for tender oper- ations ryry fi T- fff II i i i 1 ' II t Lt. R.C. Garrison, MC, USN; Lt. E.E. McDonald, DC, USN; R.F. Thorp, SNjJ.R. Huston, HM3; H. (n) McLoyd, HN; W.M. Hamalainen, HMl; M.E. Crowley, SA; W. D. Pinkney, HM2; I.H. Hughes, HMC; R.S. Doraha, SN. MEDICAL and DENTAL DEPARTMENTS k I 4A! .D, k Things are never so bad, tliat they couKin ' t be vjorsc I believe it shows a fracture of a medella Probably the measles »l, I Left to Right; Lt. J.W. Erhart, USN, Weapons Division Officer; Lt. J. A. Cochran, USN, Ass ' t Head of Gunnery De- partment; LCDR. D.D. Spoon, USN, Department Head; LTJG. J.W. Eaton, USN, Second Division Officer and First Lieutenant; LTJG. D.S. Harwood, USN, Fox Division Officer; WO. J.H. Eastman, USN, First Division Officer and Ship ' s Bos ' n. GUNNERY ' a - Mm Left to Right. Back Row : Gunner Uber, Hobson, A02; Wright, A02; Boydell, A03; Huff, AN; King, A03; Parson, A03;Powell, AN. Front Row: Dexter, A02; McCammon, A02; Fratus, AN; Wasilewski, AOl; Ellison, A02; Hunni- cutt, A03; Boone, A02; Randolph, A03; and Chief Bertoloni, AOC. DIVISION r " G " Division assembles rockets for a dawn strike DIVISION i-f ,, V • ' «,r ; - ' Back Row. Left to Right: C ronin. J. P.. TMC; LCDR P.P. Spoon; Moore, H.F.., AK2; Pillsbury, R. W., TMl; Kramer, T.J., MN2; Borkowski, J.C., TM2;Ailstock, J.W., NWSN; Register, W.L., SN; Smith, M.L., TMSN; Stuart, W.B., SN; Mills, F. T. , TMl. Front Row. Left to Right: Fuller, W.F., ETl; PiGiacomo, J.J., MNl; Pippin, G.A., TM2; Johmon, CM, Jr., MN3; Smith, Q.T., TM3; Kendrick, R.L., TM2j Foyda, A.S., TM2; Hoffman, C, Jr., MN3; Davis, J.O., TMC. I We need a biggci ' Iiammcr, Cliicl! DIVISION r Bores clear? l -lHMlUi Back Row. Left to Right; LTJG Harwood, McKinney, FTl; Wilson, A.E., FTSN; Roland, GM3; Strickland, GM2; Tharge, SN; ' j Deering, SN; LeBlanc, GM2; Greaves, FT3; Crews, SN; Wilson, J.H. , FTSN; Vespa, GMl; Bottom Row : Heim, SN, Cameon, SN; Sacks, SN; Melson, GM3, Beyers, SN; Huntley, SN; Brenton, SN; Skoglund, FTSN, Middloton, CMC. I 9 1 Channel 3 or bust Now you are qualified to stand P. O. O. W. 5N, C " -- if Li-t ' s knock that sleeve down ley si ;mt! feei, Most of the job means hours of wailing, searching ' the skies, and more uailin. . It ' s only a drill, but the nafiginf " - thou ht " It could be the real thin " keeps you alert. Repeated drills and firinL; prac- tice f ive you confidence in your mount: and as skill improves so does pride ;to v. until you know liiat if an enemy came you ' d make no mistake. riV Tr Back Row. Left to Right: Saunders, C. L. , SN; Hoover, D. E. , SN; Bush, A.B., SN; Graveratte, M.L., SN; Flick, R.J., SN; Kasitz, J.S., SN; Palme, M. B. , SN; O ' Donn -11, J. F. , SN; Wilder, J.L., SN; Ridenhour, L. H. , SN; Sitek, R.J., SN; Middle Row, Left to Right: Leach. B.L., SA;DeJesus, F. (N); SN: Sclar, R.L., SN; Korszeniewski, L.B., SN; Norman, T.A., SN; Sepe, E. (N) Front Row: Left to Right: Eden. E. R., SN; Gaskell, R.J., SN, Thomas, G.(N), BMl;Ivey, W. P. , BM2; WOl J. H. Eastman; Green, J.S., BM3;Tarpley, C. F. , BM3; Grumpier, G. R. ; BM3. ST DIVISION Thomas takes her out This is the reol novy This is deck seomon ship done proudly ond efficiently. Anchoring, mooring, docking, the Gunnery scomcn mon the stotions. ■heirs is o world of deck tools, fitt.ngs end mo- hinery, of booms, bitts ond chocks, ond of boot Th handling ond line splicing. All this, while keeping mind the primary respons bility, the task of effectively defending the ship at oil times. M P 1 1 j ' ' M i Back Row, Left to Right: Hardwick, J. A., SN; Truitt, T.I., SN; Kindall, D.R., SN; Brown, R.(N), SN; Van Wye, C.S., SN Thurmond, J.M., SN; Blaylock, L.D., SN; O ' Donnell, P.F., SN; Watts, R. R., SN; Chamblee, C.L., BM2; Durstwitz, D. E., SN Crag, G. J., SN; Pumfrey, T.A., SN; Tisdam, M.A., SN; Dam, R.L., SN; Middle Row, Left to Right: LTJG. J.W. Eaton Megellia, J.J., SN; Christian, E.K., SN; Murphy, R.S., SN; Perkins, D.E., BMSN; Sears, J.G., SN; Sutton, R.R., SN; Bell, H.L., BM3; Taylor, R.A., BMSN; Massey, H.M., SN; Front Row, Left to Right; Baker, W.H., BMl ; Bridgewater, C.F., SN; Smith, K.F., BM3; Dillon, J. P., FN; Burger, J. S. , SN; Powell, J.R., BM3; Cripps, R.W., SN; Edwards, D.G., SN; Smith,]. H., BM3; Gibson, L.W., BMSN. ' Ti 1«l ' fff rJ - " - W = ND DIVISION S ' ' Back Row, Left to Right: LTJG. J.W. Eaton, Powell, J. R. , BM3; Bell, H.L., BM3; Watts, R. R. , SN; Thurmond, J. M., SN; Cripps, R.W., SN; Van Wye, C.F., SN; Brown, R.(N), SN; Chamblee, C.L., BM2; Baker, W.H., BMl; Front Row, Left to Right: Hardwick, J. A., SN; Burger, J.S., SN; Abdilla, J.(N), SN; Edwards, D.R., SN; Gibson, L.W., BMSN; Truitt, T.L., SN; O ' Don- nell, P.F., SN. KAPPAHANNOCK ■ 1—7- WELCD VP49 Capt. C,A. Melvin, USN CO, USS ALBEMARLE Cdr. H. Woodward, USN CO, VP-49 Rrii ' fing RAPPAHANNUCK RIVER. The mouih ol the RappnhaniK.fk IJivrr provides ancithcr easily accessible seadrome area lor short deployments. The commercial lishermen ol the area are becoming accus- tomed to sc;eing the Gray Lady and her brood of blue and white birds arrive in the early mist of the morning and set up operations with the eonfidence of one professionally secure in the proformance ofdiitv. Located near Cherry Point, just iif Chesapeake Bay. the river site is quite suitable to sea- plane operations. Being just one day ' s steaming from Xorldk. the locale is particularly adaptable to 3-.J day operations calling for maximum realism. I VP-49 arriving on Rappahannock River J Flight time 4 Fill ' er up with high test Left to Right : CWO. C.D. Bray, USN, V-1 Division Officer;LCDR.R.F. Baughman, USN, Air Department Head; LT. T.J. Grif- fith, USN, V-2 Division Officer. MR DEPT M- :!; ' ( Row, ■VMiitin, ;wc,D. .7 i Back Row , Left to Right : Schimmel, H.W., ABC; Wingate, R. , AN; Ramsey, K.L., AB3; Rosemark, A., AN; Uber, D., AN; Santana, R. , AN; Spaniel, W.R., AA; Pitts, A.E., AN3; Henson, P., AN; Kelly, J.V., AN; Deary, D.J., AN; Kilcoyne, C.P. ABC; Front Row, Left to Right: CWOC.D. Bray; Drum, J.O., AN; Rioshenriquez, J., AN; Young, F.]., AN; Brickenridge, S.J. AN; Wurstusen, P.J. ABB; Hunt, N.A., ABl. I, - 1 " •-l »» Iff f -f- ' Back Row, Left to Right : Keyser, R.A., AN; Martin, R. T. , AN; Glosser, J.M., AN; Davis, W.E., ABl; Lyons, J.E., AN; Pol, R.W., AN; Dolinger, R.W., AB2; Middle Row , Left to Right : Schimmel, H.W., ABC; Laurance, R.A., AN; McCreary, J.L., AN;Martin, J.C, AN;Carr, L.J., AN; Bostic, W. D. , AB2, Thomas, S.(N), AN; Kilcoyne, C.P., ABC; Front Row, Left to Right: CWOC.D. Bray; Hunter, W.K., AB3; Mueller, H.E., AB2; Randolph, J.E., AN; Whitfield, A.(N), AN. ' k ht.D.. ' " ' ' t Back Row, LefttoRisht: Lt. T.J. Griffith, Hogart, G.H., AEl; Straley, W.B., ADl; Bannister, A. D. , AM3; Morgan, C.E., ADl; Cristofori, R.C., AM3; Crane, D.G., AM3; Koehler, W.F., AMCA; Middle Row: Left to Right: Carpenter, R. O. , AT2; Richard, G.J., AT3; Marquis, D. R., AN; Hoye, W.M., AN; Theriault, E.J., AM3; Crause, D.W.., AM3; Front Row. L eft to Right: Baird, B.R., AN; Harwood, B.A., PRl; Banker, J.(N), AN; Wetter, R. D., AN; Dennis, R.F., AN; Williams, J.E., AN, Habeck, W.J., AM3. 1 V-2 1 f |?.?¥f»i|f I Back Row. Left to Right : Harry, E.E., AT3; Considinc, S.F., AE2; Roberts, K.E., AN; Webb, J.M., ATI; Hall, J.F., AM2; Downie, W.L., AN; Hakenewerth, H. P. , ATCS: Middle Row. Left to Right : Mosley, J. A., AN; Little, R.C., AMH3; Betten, J.D., AN; Juracek, M.J., AMH2; Bretzlaff, L. O. , AN; DaCosta, A.R., AN: Bottom Row . Left to Right Clair L.G., At2; Henegen, J.E., AMI; Thompson, C.P., A D3; Sterling, W.A., AD3; Andersen, R.J., AN; Clement, S.A.. AN. I Left to Fenwick, WO. H. Poltack, USN, S-1 Division Officer; ENS. R. Blakcly, USN, S- 3 Division Officer USN, S-2 Division Officer; LCDR. K.A. Woolard, USN, Department Head. SUPPLY The Supply Dept: the Sears Roebuck of the Albemarle. Its lunclions are to provide all supplies such as pencils, aviation spares, and etc. Also it runs the general mess tlirough which we get delicious, wholesome meals and, last but not least, the famous Albemarle soujj. Other functions of this department are the ojoeration of the Ship ' s Stores, Laundry, Gedock Factory, Barber Shop. Tailor Shop, Cobbler Shop. One of the biggest morale boosters aboard tliis ship is payday held by the Disbursing Office, another part of the Supply Department. I ' he slogan is, " We Try to Satisfy " . I ft, R ■CiH.,. V ' SSsasr;;, ' Ssti. -; «-»«! -.:- ;; . , ' :v «5.; v2 a S ' ;i?4; « ife ' ;V .;, V: J, ' See here, Jones " „ , ' " f • I. ' ' , " S • sV V 1 Back Row. Left to Right : McArthur, B.L., SK3; Jarmin, R.V., SN; Godsey, H.J., AK3; Jones, B.C., SK2; Mead, J.R., SK3; Fowler, R.F., SN; Heath, A.B., SK3; Middle Row. Left to Right : Butler, R. (N) AK2; Borrinni, R. D. , SN; Sheppard, E., AKC; WOl H.J. Poltack; Coogan, T.M., SKC; Morris, T.L., AK3; Reno, F.M., SK3; Diesi, J.J., AKAA; Front Row: Left to Right: Bushamn, N.E., SKSA;CQrum, A.(N), SK3; Robinson, L.T., AK3; Wallace, E.F., AKl. «y , I GSK If it isn ' t in one of these card files, bins, books or boxes, the Navy doesn ' t have it Aviation Supply Stockroom Whether it be a tube of toothpaste or an aircraft engine, Supply must have the right material at the rightplace and at the right time. Before the Supply Officer of a Seaplane Tender can report to the Captain " Ready for Sea " , literally tons of food, thousands of spare parts and " safes " of cash must be available to meet the needs of the ship and its personnel for long periods away from the home base: for the morale of the ship is kept high by good food, regular pay, and the many " extras " that make life at sea more efficient and pleasant. If we don ' t know where it is we can locate it! Getting ready for Captain ' s personnel inspection .t f ?| ' f ? f f f r - . . ' )?. Back Row. Left to Right : WO. C.L. Fenwick, Langlutt ig, SN; Yaw, SH2; Mock, SN; King, SHSN; Evans, CSSN; Sharp, AN;Klover,CSSN; Phillips, SA; Carter, SN; Hoffmann, SK2; Barbee, SH2; Bebert, MMFA; Allen, SH3; Chand- ler, CS3; Shaw, FN; Dawson, SHI; Kilgore, SHCS: Front Row : Masscy, FN; LaFosse, SH2; Haynes, SN; Plows, SH3; Bowden, SN; Broadway, SH2; Clark, SN; Dingman, SA. Ill Barber Shop Laiintir Foy ' s Boys M ' Tailor Ge clonk Saving Soles a I Happy Faces Training at the Carib Hilton, San Juan Ihanksgiving I ' tyes, ( " The First Team " i ' mnnn r I Back Row: Left to Right: Ens. R. F. Blakely; Beamon, W.(N), SD3; Stewart, D.P., SN; Brown, C.(N), SDl; Smith, L.M., TN; Norwood, E.(N), TN; Vance, F. K. , DKC; Middle Row : Left to Right: Gage, J.M., SD2; Fontanares, A.R., TN; Fuller, A.(N), SD3; Lovelady, K.H. , DKl ; Watson, W. H. , Jr., TN; Front Row : Left to Right: Navarro, G.(N), SD3; Sarimiento, M.L., TN; Reyes, H.S., TN; Redman, H.D.F.I., TN; Williams, C.(N) SD3; Tabor, G.C., DK3. Good hot soup for pennies a portion Halifax wardroom party -r? ' f The Bermuda Islands are ap- proximately 773 miles from New York; 907 miles from Jackson- ville. Florida, and 753 miles from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bermuda consists of a group of nine large and approxi mately 356 small coral and limestone islands in the North Atlantic. Of the total island area of 21.3 miles, about 1.5 miles are owned and occupied by the British. One and one-tenth square miles were leased to the United States for 99 years in 1941 for the construction of bases. Currently, the United States has two bases in Bermuda: Kindley Ai r Force Base and the Naval Air Station. Bermuda has neither natural resources nor industries. The natural beauty and favorable cli- mate are put to advantage to de- velope tourism into a major busi- ness. Burmuda is the home base for two seaplane squadrons: VP- 45 and VP-49. BERMUDA ' It happened like this " Welcome Aboard ' V 4. • EXCELLENT FOR COMMUNCATIONS Lt. R.W. Bennett, USN, Communications Officer and WO. R.N. Wyatt, USN, CR Division Officer COMMUNICATIONS " I vf " f i :rf fr vrf Back Row: Left to Right : Reveal, R.A., RM3, Staggs, S.C., ET2; Maertins, W.A.F., ETRSN; Nichols, L.O., ETNSN; Free- man, ]. D., ET3i Koch, T. E., ET3; Purifoy, F.E., ET2; Cadieux, J.C., RMS; Lt. R.W. Bennett. Front Row: Left to Right: Rezas, P.J., RM3; Wieland, J.J., ETR3; Heim, W.F., ETSN; Bush, D.J., ETSN; McClung, W.L., ETSN; Montgomery, R. L. ETSN; Wo, R.N. Wyatt. V I 5 -if I ft xi ' " ' |OBOT, R.l. COMMUNICATIONS (C-R - RADIOMAN and ET s) Back Row - Left to Right: Hayward, C. H. TE(RM)1, Olive, ]. J. RMl, Murray, R. P. RMSN, Benhoff, D.L. RMSN, Smith, W.D. RM3, Reimer, K.W. RMSN, Trexler, P.J. RM3, Front Row - Left to Right: Beaston, J.F. RMSN, Beau- champ, C. A. RMSN, Cote, B.C. RMS, Roberts, R.D. RMS, Reeves, L.E. RMSN, Bowman. R.C.. RMS USN(who is a short timer ) !C- W li Button Button issi nmiatBH) LtLL:. ICCEBfi Getting the word II lA III li WYATT WORK I RaJar transniitt ' -r room I CS DIVISION Back Row: Left to Right: Funk, O.N. SMCS, Rugg, W. P. SN, Mahomey, T. L. SN, LT. R.A. Bennett. Front Row L eft to Right: Riffey, T.J. SM2, Ciske, R.G. SM3, Crutchfield, T.L. SM2. CS Sending message via signal light Raise the flag They ' re flying the Jolly Roger, Captain. Signal Gang Back Row: Left to Right : Dunne, R.T. SN, Brimm, R.J. SN, Hammond, J.L. SN, Huber, A.R. SN, Brooks, F.A. SN, Richburg, G.E. SN, Sloan, T. S. SN, Front Row. Left to Right: Hale, J. (N) QM2, Larrabee, J.E. SN, Statt, L.C. LCDR. A.E. Longwill, Waxtel, R.E. QMSN, Sneed, J. A. QM3, Peters, I.T. SN. NAVIGATION Chart House DIVISION Is I i ,1 tope my watch is right BK . LT. R. (n) Perry, LCDRM.E. Morris, CDR F.J. Shaw, LT. J. E. McBrayer OPERATIONS Departmen. 3 CDR. Shnw « Front Row: Left to Right: Gobberdiel. J.M. PH3; Stockton, D. F. PHI; Walsh, J. P. YN2, Dziekonski, R. (N) PHGAN; Lt. J.E. McBrayer, Jr. ; CMDR. F.J. Shaw. OP DIVISION The ship ' s photographers wt 4 t 4. s? ; Back Row: Left to Rij ht: Lt. R. Perry, Hovell, J. A. ACAN, Milavec, T. I. AGS, Enyeart, B. H. AG 3, McKay, J. D. AGAN, Henriksen, W. P. AGAN, Harger, L. R. AGC, Front Row: Left to Right: Graves, R. A. AGAN, Melrose, R. L. Parsons, P. D. AN, Kazanowski, R. H. AN, Kornspan, R.S. AG2. OA DIVISION Kornspan holding squadron pre -flight weather briefings Tuning in " RATT " weather RABAL " sounding in progress ft t r t -.sp t ' iy - ■=■1 „ V r li i Back Row: Left to Right : Morris, M.E. LCDR, Small, R. S. RD3, Bonny, J. F. ACT2, Croushorn, S.L. ACT3, Smith, D. E. RD3, Arundel, R. F. RDC, Front Row. Left to Right : Ridley, J.E. AN, Harrison, T.J. ACTS, Martin, R.J, RDl. 01 DIVISION h Reports ... By Ridley I " This is Albemarle tower. . .over " CIC IN OPERATION You are now on final approach, I think " Hello. . . Long distance? " L OPERATION RESCUE After completing operations with the USS ALBEMARLE during Operation Springboard, the sea- planes of squadron VP-44 returned to Norfolk, Virginia. WHiile in flight the starboard engine of one of the planes caught on fire and was forced to land on the open sea. With its one remaining engine, the plane taxied in calm seas to Grand Turk Island, Bahamas, some 200 miles away. At Grand Turk the USS ALBEMARLE refueled the plane and then sailed with her to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. When they arrived in Guantanamo Bay, the seaplane had taxied about 520 miles in two and one-half days, the longest taxie run ever recorded by a seaplane. The Marlin seaplane was left at Guantanamo Bay, and at the end of Operation Springboard was hoisted aboard the ALBEMARLE (as indicated in the above pictures) and brought back to its home base, Norfolk. I the Army fo fanSea ..jmeoiooe v- ' ylidavs, " Limbo " Dance SAN JUAN is the capital city of Puerto Rico. It is located on an inlet in the northeastern coast and connected by a bridge with its large suburb, Santurce, on the main island. It was founded in 1521. From 1625 to 1797 it was often attacked by the British, Dutch and French, but always suc- ceeded in repelling the invaders. The old part of the city is enclosed by midieval walls and defended by old fortresses, including Morro Castle (now Fort Brooke) at the entrance to the harbor. It has been the seat of the island government throughout the Spanish and American regimes with the ex- ception of the few years before it was founded. It has many old buildings including La Frotaleza (1529), residence of the Governor, and Casa Blanca (1527) home of the commanding officer U. S. Army forces in Puerto Rico. Fort Brooke is the headquarters for the Antilles department of the U.S. Army. Also, in San Juan are located the U.S. Naval Station and the headquarters of the Carib- bean Sea Frontier Commander, BEACH il USS ALBEMARLE at Naval Station Pier ALBEMARLE marches on All American Day in San Juan. ' v ' ' ' »J ' " - i Casa De Espana VP-44 1 i fr CDRF.M. Ward, Capt. C.A. Mclvin, VP-44 Skipper, CDRL.W. Frawley, and CORE. E. Wilson. Repairing Engine Downed P5M Preparing to beach Ml 1 k dr VP-45 Skipper CDR H.M Durham Casing Up! For replenishment , I m 3-point landi VP-49 1 VP-49 Skipper, CDR Woodward and Rear Admiral Gallery, COMTEN viewing seaplane operations rf Albemarle CO and XO, Bermuda Squadron VP-49 CO and XO ! Capt. C.A. Melvin, Cdr. R.L. Morris, Cdr. J.L. Montgomery, Cdr. B. S. Larkins. Flight Operations ' t t ) i i Checking engine Refueling VP-56 Formation take -off Representing-. SuppW Dept. Air Oept., and Mess CooVs. J II Soft l)(M ( eam m ' m. n. . m H BASKETBALL 1959 1; 2nd PLACE COM NAV AIR LANT II I 1960 TEAM AROUND THE ALBEMARLE r. C ' ?Rl- V L S I COMMAND Capt. V. P. de Poix, USN CO, 3 April 1959-12 Oct. 1959 Capt. C.A. Melvin, USN CO, 12 Oct. 1959- Open House Albemarle StyU y. d 5:- V-:::. ■Si- - f r y , ' = ! ii i t % ' , 1 il, . PORTS ompetitmi: Fox and W G G champs 1960 I N T R A M U R A L A C T I O N Softball in San Juan Vollyball at Salinas Beach SAN JUAN FAREWELL ' PRINTED IN U.S.A. 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