Anchorage (LSD 36) - Naval Cruise Book

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■ ' - iii«fl ' ' XJ «aM« A:«fi-. Jir-t(twi. i ' t ' ' . . ' .- ' -. J ' -. ' - " ■ -rjtW;b«k». - e ..rt H »«:; -i- 4 " ntnniiii ' i ' r.. M !.rl-|«i T S . " ' f rir j ' ' THE ANCHORAGE The USS ANCHORAGE (LSD- 36) was launch- ed at Pascagoula, Mississippi on 5 May 1968 Eind was officially commissioned on 15 March 1969 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard at Portsmouth, Virginia. Following Class Standardization Trails near Andros Island in the Bahamas, the ship departed Norfolk enroute to her homeport, San Diego, California where she arrived on 26 July. After completing Shakedown Training and various amphibious exercises, the ship underwent two months of Post Shakedown corrections at Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. From 31 January to 12 March 1970, the ship assisted in the redeployment of USMC units from RVN to the United States. On 1 May, the ANCHORAGE departed her homeport as a unit of Amphibious Squadron FIVE to begin her first extended deployment in the Western Pacific and Far East area. During the cruise the ship participated in various amphibious exercises and a typhoon relief operation in the Philippines, provided wet -well services along the coast of RVN and visited ports in Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan and Hong Kong, BBC. The ANCHORAGE returned to San Diego on 10 December completing a 7 1 2 month and 42,000 mile cruise. After loading construction mate- rials, on 22 February 1971, the ANCHORAGE departed PortHueneme, enroute to Diego Garcia, the future site of an austere communications station. This " mini -deployment " included visits to Sydney and Perth, Australia, Hong Kong, and Danang, RVN. On March 25, 1971, at Perth, Australia, Captain Cyrus A. RANK, USN relieved Captain Percy S. BEAMAN as Commanding Officer. From July 19 to July 29, ANCHORAGE underwent Refresher Training off the coast of San Diego, upon completion of which AN- CHORAGE served as Primary Control Ship (PCS) for a Reserve Marine Amphibious Land- ing exercise at Camp Pendleton. The ANCHORAGE is 562 feet long, 84 feet wide at the beam and is armed with four twin 3 inch 50 cal. gun mounts. Maximum speed is 21.5 knots. Her personnel allowance consists of 21 officers and 286 enlisted. Utilizing ANCHORAGE ' S troop capacity, the ship can accomodate 51 officers and 742 enlisted. a. — ji ' Sill GENERIS ' LSD -36 THE LSD The LSD is designed to operate as an integral part of a balanced, mobile and modern amphibious striking force giving greater dimen- sions to the Navy ' s troop and vehicle lifting ability. Designated a Dock Landing Ship, the ship couples a well deck, mezzanine deck and a flight deck for added versatility. A system of joining ramps allows vehicles to be loaded by boat, crane or helicopter, stored on any of the three decks and unloaded by the same or any of the other means. Primarily designed to transport pre - loaded landing craft to an objective area and discharge them rapidly, the ship is also equipped with machine shops and repair facilities to provide drydock repair services to small ships up to the size of harbor tugs. This class of LSD has the capability to berth, feed and transport over 400 fully equipped combat troops and equipment and to unload them in pre-loaded landing craft or to other boats in the landing force. Intrinsically a part of the well deck operation is a ballasting system which allows the well deck to be flooded with sea water to a depth necessary for loading such landing craft as the LCU or the smaller LCM-8. Although not specifically designed for hel- icopter operations in great volume, the flight deck is large enough to service and stow one medium -sized helo. Aviation features include limited repair and maintenance facilities, hel icopter refueling stations, aviation fuel stowage tanks and troop debarkation stations for hel- icopter assaults. ANCHQHAG DOCK G SHf ir;?. ALASKA . IC ORATICM INSIGNIA OF USS ANCHORAGE (LSD- 36) The ANCHORAGE insignia portrays both the origin and meaning of her name, including the reason for her existence and depicting that she is the first of her type in a new class of Dock Landing ships. Symbolized in the anchor and line are stability and security which this ship will provide for the United States Navy on the high seas. The Latin term " Sui Generis " is literally translated to mean " of a particular kind or first of a class. " This ship is unique in two respects; first, it is the largest LSD ever con- structed and second, it is the first ship to be named after the largest city of alaska, AN- CHORAGE, which is represented by the star on the map. COMMANDING OFFICER CYRUS A. RANK CAPT. USN Captain Cyrus A. Rank was commissioned an Ensign in the Naval Aviation program upon completion of Flight Training in 1945. During the Korean War he served with Fighter Squadron 93 aboard the carrier PHILIPPINE SEA. More recently he served as Executive Officer of Fighter Squadron 102, Executive Officer and Command- ing Officer of Fighter Squadron 74 and Commanding Of- ficer of Fighter Squadron 101, the Atlantic Fleet F-4 (Phantom) Replacement Squadron. Captain Rank has al- so served as First Lieutenant and Damage Control Assistant on the USS INDEPENDENCE (CVA-62) and Air Officer of the USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59). In July 1967, Captain Rank reported as Head, Air Superiority Section in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. He is a graduate of General Line School at Monterey, California and the Command and Staff Course at the U.S. Naval War College. Captain Rank is married to the former Marjorie Harper of Tiffin, Ohio. They have two daughters, Pru- dence, who is married to Roger McClurg, who is serving with the Navy in Norfolk, Virginia and Deborah who resides with her parents in San Diego, California. COMMANDER FRANKLIN H. BRIGGS Commander Franklin H. BRIGGS was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on 7 March 1933 and now makes his home in San Diego, California. He attended the University of Colorado and University of Nebraska under the NROTC Regular Program and received his commission as Ensign upon graduation from the latter school in 1955. His early assignments were in the aircraft carrier USS ESSEX (CVA-9) as a Deck Division Officer; the Staff of Commander Naval Forces Japan as Operations Center Watch Officer, and as Assistant Plans Officer; and as Com- bat Information Center Officer on the Attack Transport USS PAUL REVERE (APA-248). Subsequent tours of duty were spent as CIC Instructor at the Fleet Anti-Air Warfare Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia and as Employment Officer of the Staff of Com- mander Amphibious Group ONE, homeported in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. He reported to the ANCHORAGE from his most recent tour of duty as Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Reserve Training Center, Scotia, New York. Commander BRIGGS has been awarded the Navy Commendation Medal (with Combat " V " ) and also holds the Meritorious Unit Citation, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with five stars, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Cross of Gallantry). His wife is the former Chizuko Imaoka of Nagasaki, Japan. LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JOSEPH S. VAUGHAN Joseph Seep VAUGHAN, Lieutenant Com- mander, USN, was born in San Mateo, Cal- ifornia, January 1st, 1937. He entered the University of Southern California in the fall of 1955, and was graduated with a B.S. in Public Administration and a commission as an Ensign in the United States Naval Reserve. Upon graduation, he served as First Lieuten- ant and Supply Officer on the USS IMPLICIT (MSO-455) until March 1961, when he entered the Submarine Service, and served as Elec- tronics Material Officer and Supply Officer aboard the USS BUGARA (SS-331). In September of 1964, LCDR VAUGHAN as- sumed the duties of Engineering Officer on the USS POMFREF (SS-391), and sub- sequently, in September 1965, he was as- signed to the USS DANIEL WEBSTER (SSBN- 626) as Operations Officer, Navigator, and Supply Officer. From December 1967 to June 1970, he assumed the duties of Director of Polaris Navigation Training at the Naval Submarine School in New London, Con- necticut. Before joining the ANCHORAGE as Executive Officer, LCDR VAUGHAN served as Operations Officer on the USS ALAMO (LSD-33). LCDR VAUGHAN holds the Secretary of the Navy Achievement Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Armed Forces Expedi- tionary Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Star, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. On April 1, 1967, LCDR VAUGHAN married the former Miss Nancy Tarbeck, of Cincinnati, Ohio. The couple have two children, Maureen (3), and Patrick (2). They make their home in San Mateo, California. THE A.R.G. The Amphibious Ready Group, which was established in 1965, contributes to the U.S. Pacific Fleet a rapid, mobile and self-sustain- ing landing force capable of reacting to any military situation which might develop in the Western Pacific area. ARC Alfa, which is composed of the ships of Amphibious Squadron FIVE during their deployment to WestPac, is capable of transport- ing, landing and supporting over 2,000 combat ready Marines. In addition to the troops. Navy Assault Craft units and various Naval Beach Groups necessary for the coordination of a beach landing are also embarked with the ARG. The LPH, which serves as flagship for the ARG and Marine commanders, acts as command ship for the operations. A Marine helicopter squadron embarked on the LPH moves troops and equipment during the vertical envelopment phase of the landing. The LSD and LPD contain well decks in which assault craft load troops, artillery pieces, tanks, trucks and support equipment for move- ment to the beach in amphibious waves. The LSD is usually assigned duty as Primary Con- trol Ship responsible for control and direction of all craft to the beach. The LPD can utilize four helicopters on her flight deck while conduct- ing boat operations in her well deck. The LKA transports and handles the bulk of the landing forces ' support equipment. Through the use of her 75 ton cranes and numerous landing craft, the LKA is able to assist in the movement of strategically loaded vehicles, ammunition, provisions and general supplies to the beach on an " as needed " basis. COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON FIVE CAPTAIN REUBEN G. ROGERSON, USN COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS SQUADRON FIVE Captain ROGERSON was born in New Orleans and entered the Navy in the fall of 1942 through the NROTC Program at Tulane University. He was com- missioned Ensign in January 1945 and subsequently advanced in rank to Cap- tain to date from June 1966. His first assignment was with the Staff of Com- mander SEVENTH Fleet, where he remained until 1946 when he returned to inactive duty. He was recalled to active duty after North Korea invaded South Korea in June 1950 while attending the University of Texas at Austin, Texas. He subsequently served in Landing Ship Tank 1082 as First Lieutenant and Gunnery Officer, and commanded Landing Ship Tank 902, which was renamed LUZERNE COUNTY, during the last two years of the Korean War. Returning to the sea from shore duty in 1955, he served in successive destroyer assign- ments culminating in command of the Destroyer RUPERTUS which was then homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. This was followed by duty with the Program Analysis Branch of the Off ice of the Chief of Naval Operations. Captain ROGER - SON attended the School of Naval Warfare at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island and upon graduation in June 1966, he relieved as Commander Destroyer Division TWO ONE TWO. Captain ROGERSON was Chief of Staff, Commander Amphibious Group ONE prior to being ordered to Commander Amphibious Squadron FIVE. Personal decorations include the Legion of Merit with Combat " V " and gold star in lieu of a second award. Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star with Combat " V " , and the Navy Commendation Medal. Captain ROGERSON is married to the former Katherine O ' Leary of Houston, Texas and they have two children, Catherine and Robin. Captain ROGERSON and his family reside in the Point Loma area of San Diego, California. SHIP ' S IIIINERARY 2 FEB 71 - 24 JULY 72 2 FEB 71 U W FOR 20 FEB 71 U W FOR 22 FEB 71 U W FOR 3 MAR 71 U W FOR 18 MAR 71 U W FOR 28 MAR 71 U W FOR 5 APR 71 U W FOR 15 APR 71 U W FOR 22 APR 71 U W FOR 23 APR 71 U W FOR 11 MAY 71 U W FOR 28 JUN 71 U W FOR 19 JUL 71 U W FOR 2 AUG 71 U W FOR 16 AUG 71 U W FOR 26 AUG 71 U W FOR 31 AUG 71 U W FOR 1 OCT 71 U W FOR 7 OCT 71 U W FOR 19 OCT 71 U W FOR 5 NOV 71 U W FOR 12 NOV 71 U W FOR 13 NOV 71 U W FOR 20 NOV 71 U W FOR 26 NOV 71 U W FOR 6 DEC 71 U W FOR 7 DEC 71 U W FOR 20 DEC 71 U W FOR 26 DEC 71 U W FOR 5 JAN 72 U W FOR 17 JAN 72 U W FOR 22 JAN 72 U W FOR 27 JAN 72 U W FOR 1 FEB 72 U W FOR 5 FEB 72 U W FOR 9 FEB 72 U W FOR 15 FEB 72 U W FOR 7 MAR 72 U W FOR 17 MAR 72 U W FOR 31 MAR 72 U W FOR 1 APR 72 U W FOR 21 APR 72 U W FOR 21 APR 72 U W FOR 3 MAY 72 U W FOR 3 MAY 72 U W FOR 6 MAY 72 U W FOR 18 MAY 72 U W FOR 20 MAY 72 U W FOR 21 MAY 72 U W FOR 22 MAY 72 U W FOR 24 MAY 72 U W FOR 14 JUN 72 U W FOR 17 JUN 72 U W FOR 23 JUN 72 U W FOR 1 JUL 72 U W FOR 3 JUL 72 U W FOR 6 JUL 72 U W FOR 9 JUL 72 U W FOR ' ° 24 JUL 72 U W FOR ■ ItlltillliliUkll SAN DIEGO PORT HUENEME SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA CROSSED EQUATOR PERTH, AUSTRALIA DIEGO GARCIA SUBIC BAY, RPI HONG KONG, BCC DA NANG, RVN SAN DIEGO, CALIF. ARRIVE SAN DIEGO AMPHIB LAND -EX TWO WEEK REFTRA RESMAULEX ANCHORAGE, ALASKA SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. SAN DIEGO, CALIF. PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA SUBIC BAY, RPI KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN SUBIC BAY, RPI VUNG TAU, RVN SUBIC BAY, RPI SASEBO, JAPAN BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA MODLOC (COAST OF RVN) SUBIC BAY, RPI HONG KONG, BCC SUBIC BAY, RPI BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA SUBIC BAY, RPI DA NANG, QUI NHON, AND VUNG TAU, RVN SUBIC BAY, RPI SINGAPORE CROSSED EQUATOR SUBIC BAY, RPI KURE, JAPAN SUBIC BAY, RPI BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA MODLOC DANANG, RVN MODLOC DANANG, RVN MODLOC SUBIC BAY, RPI VUNG TAU, RVN HOI AN, RVN DANANG, RVN MODLOC SONG THANH 6-72 BUCKNER BAY, OKINAWA SUBIC BAY, RPI VUNG TAU. RVN SUBIC BAY RPI KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN SUBIC BAY RPI SAN DIEGO. CALIF. ARRIVE SAN DIEGO MONGOLIA CHINA REMEMBER— The Places We ' ve Been 20 FEB 71 60 DAY TURN AROUND 12 After only 2 1 2 short months ANCHORAGE and her crew was called on again. And what a trip it was! To the other side of the world and to a place they call " down under. " Did someone say they would someday like to return where this trip took us? You better believe it. 13 i SYDNEY- AH YES, Sydney. After a short stop at latitude for some festivities (see Crossing Ceremony p. 30) we headed south, and got to enjoy an Australian summer. With this there were tours, tour guides, and many friendly people! ■V; -a i ' k_ 14 The Commanding Officer VSS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) requests the pleasure of your company at the Change of Command Ceremony at which Captain Percy S. Beaman, United States Navy will be relieved by Captain Cyrus A. Rank, United States Navy on Thursday, the twenty-fifth of March at ten o ' clock on hoard USS ANCHORAGE (LSD-36) at H.M.A.S. Dockyard Freetnantle, Australia RegTils Not Dtshed Uniform: Services Dress Whites Appropriate Cifilian Attire 17 %mtM ' MMtauummMumaMmraaL9AU 9t viJVUim i mu ' livlf i mttm¥J¥mwu i VUm l l Vit r And so it was time. Captain Percy S. BEAMAN and Captain Cyrus A. RANK read their orders and Captain RANK finished the ceremony by saying- " ! relieve you, Sir. " ( 18 K|5-L- A ' ai ' A , m ' - J ' t f H9V L -i M Kb :.Ali -. k. With all the fun and goodies out of the way we then went on to do our job-help set up Raindeer Station on the island of Diego Garcia off the coast of India. f " il%i » ff .. aV i. H jMmii NORTH TO ALASKA II ANCHORAGE will remember its visit to the home city for quite a while and is ready to return any time to enjoy the beauty and hospitality of an all-american city to be sure. The passage through Cooks Inlet was breath-taking and the many parties and great tours will not soon be for- gotten. We also entertained more than 5500 visitors. Also shown here among the many lovely sights (and lovely people) is Captain Rank and the ANCHORAGE color guard in the morning colors ceremony and exchange of flags-that of the ship and of the city. And on the following page . . more views of the 50th state, and the best fishing trip that anyone could hope for. How did the story go? ... . Mr. Greeno caught ' em, Chief Johnson will clean em, Cabanban will cook ' em, and Who will eat ' em? 22 23 -- ' ill The first job on the Westpac Cruise is to form the amphibious ready group - each ship in the ARG must stop in Okinawa and load out the BLT. Don ' t call them " Grunts " just say " Ar-ar! " That ' s right-the " Arties " are aboard again! 24 p 25 SUBIC BAY — OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME 26 " I love you Sailor, : Buy me drink? ' 27 Wet well lifts and retrograde operations play a big role in ANCHORAGE ' S function as an LSD in Westpac. As you can see, ANCHORAGE can pick up just about any type of barge or small craft and move it from place to place with ease. This is accomplished by " sinking " the after end of the ship thus allowing these craft to swim into our well. Once the craft is in position, the ship then ballasts up and as the water flows out the stern the boats beach on the deck of our well. 28 DAVEY JONES ARRIVES FROM THE Dl AND JOLLY ROGER FLIES AGAIN! 30 V ! ' ' ' BE DEEP The ANCHORAGE has crossed the equator twice now, and with that comes the tradition of such notables as Davey Jones and even King Neptune himself. We all know that the first time one crosses the equator he is a Pollywog. By definition, a Pollywog is not only young, innocent, and naieve, but he also is very slimy! Right?! Therefore a Pollywog must be cleansed, both of the body and of the mind-by none other than someone who is an old salt, a man of the world, someone who is squared away. Right! A shellback, yes, a trusty shellback! 31 Among the many festivities taking place prior to the ar- rival of King Neptune and his court is the beauty contest in which each division has one contestant competing for the crown of queen for the day. Naturally, the queen is an honored guest of the royal court and does not go through the initiation. Pranks and games are played among other Pollywogs-some are assigned as royal animals, others must cater to the needs of the trusty shellbacks. A Pollywog band or chorus is usually formed and of course, they must entertain ship ' s company in a performance. Once King Neptune finally makes his appearance all kidding is put aside and all Pollywogs prepare to suffer the consequences of any " charges " brought against them to King Neptune and his court. If their bodies and minds can be cleansed, and they answer properly to the royal court they most likely will be initiated into the royal order of the trusty shellbacks. 33 SINGAPORE 36 37 KURE, JAPAN n Kure was by far one of the more different liberty ports we visited on the cruise. Far from being a sailor town (the bars didn ' t open until 1700) Kure offered the beauty and warmth of its people, and were very hospitable. Kure also was in close proximity to Hiroshima, and many of the crew enjoyed the tour and the shopping to the now very modern Japanese city. And certainly no one standing a bridge watch to and from Kure will soon forget the inland sea of Japan! i 38 ' 4 THINGS WE ' VE DONE HELO OPS Whether in port or at sea, and whether trans- ferring personnel or cargo, the " helo team " must always have a " green deck " within ten minutes. NOW FLIGHT QUARTERS, FLIGHT QUARTERS, PERSONNEL CONCERNED MAN YOUR FLIGHT QUARTER STATIONS 40 I H J iyJ 4i UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT " To keep a sailor happy-give him mail, movies, and ice cream. " An all hands evolution. That is what is involved in an un- reo One day it might be refueling, another day could be for fleet freight The longer ships stay at sea, the necessity for an ' pTncrlases. All hands must be very alert. The captam takes the ship alongside the replemshmg ship to within 130 fSt One wrong move by either him or any of his crew could cause great damage and even take lives. CAP ' N CRUNCH 42 i; A3 The teamwork involved in a successful replenish- ment. Safety and preparation are the keys. A4 -And the use of simultaneous conrep and vertrep for stores and food. 45 AMPHIB OPS ► The function of the ready group is to have the ability to land and support troops on very short notice. Whenever AN- CHORAGE picks up a new group of Marines in Okinawa exercise landings are held in the area of Subic Bay for the purpose of training both the ships and the Marines to better accomplish this mission if ever called upon. 46 Prior to the actual landing a reconnaisance mission must be run by the UDT to report the conditions of the beach. Part of ANCHORAGE ' S job is to insert and recover these men with the LCPL. 47 ■M : v ' llSPfc j-rf " 48 ' 49 I I Timing must be very precise in order that a landing operation be run smoothly. From the word " boats to the rail " to " away all boats " AN- CHORAGE again is involved in an all hands evolution, for she is ballasted down, handling her own landing craft at her sides, and still is underway maneuvering to her proper position relative to the beach. After the first wave of boats has hit the beach ANCHORAGE must coordinate the backloads called into the beach, and must act as traffic cop keeping the boat lanes clear at all times. But we all know what usually follows a landing at Green Beach - a few days of liberty in Subic Bay! so that a Eword AN- hands Dgher lerway 10 the hit tile kloads [iccop But we Green 51 .... LVT ' s line up for the first wave .... The signalman receives a posit .... And the boat group commander sighs in relief that the wave was on time 52 SOME OF THE PEOPLE WE SAW — AND WON ' T FORGET 54 56 M I i 57 SAILOR OF THE MONTH October 1971 Harold A Kyle SF2 R Div November 1971 Stephen C. Gradhandt DK2 Supply December 1971 Kenneth H. Groth SFl RDiv January 1972 Gary E. Reubush BM2 2nd Div February 1972 Fredrick Clem PN2 X Div March 1972 David W. Dawson MM2 MDiv April 1972 Laureano Nuval SD3 Supply May 1972 Frank A. Cobb FTG2 3rd Div June 1972 Robert T. Wentland ICl E Div July 1972 Hector J. Liendo BM2 1st Div SAILOR OF THE YEAR SKI GLORIA 1 itn tmisii 1 1 ' 58 The 40 ' s up! -Up there Up he goes. Hear that noise? And the gator salute. 59 A good ship ' s party is a chance for all the crew to get away from the ship as a group and forget, if just for a short time, " A life at sea. " White Rock Beach did well this year in entertaining us all. A very relaxing setting, good entertainment, the finest of cuisine-as shown here prepared with the expert help of Boatswain Holtzclaw-what else could a man possibly ask for? That is-what could he ask for that he could get in Westpac? 60 you ' ve got to be kidding! not another GQ drill!! now listen, son, everything will be OK. your mother will never have to know! ea I all ahead flank, indicate 215 rpm just a lazy, sunny day in DaNang harbor 63 ' m : ' mw m lt» iS ' H?tte ' - S " s - i 1- iS ' ' " f - ' II AFDM-6 SRF SUBIC BAY IN JANUARY ANCHORAGE WAS FOR A WHILE NOT AT SEA AT ALL. IN FACT SHE WAS NOT EVEN IN THE WATER! IT WAS NECESSARY TO ENTER DRY DOCK FOR A FEW DAYS TO CORRECT A FEW MINOR PROBLEMS EXPERIENCED DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THE CRUISE. JUST A LITTLE PREVIEW AS TO HOW WE WILL BE DURING OUR UPCOMING YARD PERIOD. 65 66 Itj jiiljj ' llijjifr ■RRHb |Bi .[ilSnT " " " " ■ ' ' " gg ' jT ilHiitlH MMi f O. A ' 9, » T ' jk ' " ! ' ' I !? itimsi I n ' M; ' % ii HONG KONG 67 9 .w ■ - - li vil ■-TS,- s,: Ik. ' ■ n« I T " " " •1 f= t. 1 ii M: J3 ' ♦ " ' - -T- V -i-l : 70 Is SlI ■ IBHIM " ,§■ • ' 1 ' ' ' " ' ' ' » iil 71 KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN 72 ' — ■ V ■■M SS MMBBI at — m M 73 MORE ON THE CROSSING royal cat and dog fight meal fit for a trusty shellback B r 1:! ' H 74 75 K HH| 1 1 V. i H [prRi!A? ? r i ' X Hk [i l - — n HHMiM Vk C. ' V H l i%r- i Y ' - 78 liK i!: ' - " ' ti? ' - 79 -lk-«-»f i-, 80 DECK Lt R. A. Leary First Lt. LTJG J. E. Kauffman Weapons Officer ENS S. W. Munson First Div Off ENS P. S. Dunlap Second Div Off WO-1 W. M. Holtzclaw Ship ' s Boatswain BMCM K. J. Petersen Leading Chief Boatswainmate FIRST DIVISION 1st Division has charge of the focsle, boatswain stores, and the anchors. They preserve the decks and forward bulkheads of the ship. Some of the luckier seamen are able to help paint the sides, in order to keep the ship looking at its best. »t 82 ■Mile MMd SN J. H. Nemier SN J. D. Cochran BM2 R. G. Peterson BM3 W. F. Jones BM3 D. E. Mc Adams SN E. J. Kenney SN J. R. Prescott SN J. L. Prescott 83 SN A. Testa SN S. L. Wickstrom SN M. B. Broihahn SN J. Madson SN D. Raduechel SN J. K. Hammel SN S. F. Weissman SN C. C. Flowers SN Grover SN Mularkey 84 SECOND DIVISION To some it seems this division has more than its share to do. 2nd has charge of after deck spaces; boat decks, wingwalls and flight deck, to say nothing of the well deck. Although there is much to do, all the men turn to and do their share, as the rest of the sailors aboard ANCHORAGE do. gmmm BM2 T. L. Mclntyre BM2 G. E. Reubush BM3 J. L. Becker BM3 P. J. Slack BM3 D. E. File BM3 P. Radwich SN E. P. Howell SN M. S. Aguiar SN G. L. Forte SN M. V. Aguiar SN D. M. Cosgrove SN J. L. Fernandez SN G. W. Blanton SN W. C. Park SN F. Chailfoux SN L. A. Meridith SN Dehart SN G. J. Pompieri SN Lagergren 86 JIIH SN Bretz SN Moro SN Comerford i SN V. D. Jones SN Edwards SN Morales SN SN King Boss ; 87 THIRD DIVISION Third Division has charge of all arms and am- munition aboard ship as well as the fire control radars which guide the gun mounts. A consistently high state of readiness is required from the division to provide the protection necessary for the ship to carry out its primary mission. FTGl L. R. Isaacson FTG2 P. Robitalle FTG2 F. J. Cobb FTG3 S. M. Matson FTG3 S. L. Weethee FTGSN G. Sobiech FTGSN P. G. Trujillo SN N. P. Clukey SA M. T. Yoshida 1 88 V 1 GMG3 W. L. Holcomb GMG2 Epenesa GMG2 C. W. Stout GMGl J. L. Thomas GMG3 G. R. Anderson GMG3 G. A. Duke GMG3 R. A. Bailey SM G. E. Larsen SN W. E. Hefflefinger ; i?mr ' i;i;j X 89 Hey, Gunner. Bet ' ya we got another GQ coming up! Hurry it up, would ' ya! All stations manned and ready. i T ' NOW GENERAL QUARTERS, GENERAL QUARTERS. ALL HANDS MAN YOUR BATTLE STATIONS. 90 mi. kiS Break time Firing again Secure 91 it ' J w " r !■■; ' IWPO cf N-f«5 xai ' - 92 THE " OC " TEAM On October 1, 1971 as the USS ANCHORAGE started her second WestPac cruise, the men of OC Division looked to the eight months ahead with mixed emotions. For many of these men it was the beginning of a new and different experience, but for a few, it was just a repetition of the things and places that they had experienced many times before. With these " old salts " as the nucleus, the men inadvertently began forma- tion of what would be their team throughout the eight months that they would be away from home. The sea stories, card games and general speculation about the cruise, which helped pass the time during the transit, also brought about an " esprit de corps " among the men which would help make the eight months away from home a little easier to bear. Although many tasks were assigned, and at times it seemed inconceivable that they could be accomplished, the RM ' s and the SM ' s always managed to find a little extra incentive to help get the job done and maintain AN- CHORAGE ' S steadfast reputation of having the best communications, both visual and electronic, in Amphibious Squadron Five. Generally, incen- tive was provided by visions of future port visits which, as always, were too few and far between for the " steamers " of OC. Hitting all the major liberty ports and frequently visiting Subic Bay, the WestPac sailor ' s home away from home, OC ' s legions proved their mettle time after time by being equal to all challenges, at sea or on the beach. The Signal Gang, although undermanned, maintained a high standard of visual communica- OPS K v tions. Without fail, ANCHORAGE ' S " skiwie wavers " were always in command of any situa- tion which arose and were, without a doubt, the most proficient and expeditious signal bridge in the squadron. " BZ " to the number " 1 " signal gang in PHIBRON Five. For the Radiomen, the electronics com- munications coordinators, the cruise proved to be very educational and rewarding. Although ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communications are the primary functions of a radioman, they also have the responsibility for maintaining voice communications for the bridge, CIC and embarked troops. It is also their responsibility to establish and maintain reliable communica- tions during wet well and helo operations. Meet- ing these requirements was not an easy job, but true to standards, the radiomen fulfilled their obligations. Most notable was the fact that ANCHORAGE was chosen PCS for every amphibious landing during the deployment, thereby making her radiomen the catalyst in communications between the flagship and the beach. Well done to a deserving rad io gang for their exemplary work in communications during the cruise. The weather was nice and the liberty was even better and now that the cruise is over, it means that for many of us there will never be another WestPac cruise. Now it is only a memory, pleasant for some and enlightening for all. Maybe it won ' t be the best or the most enjoyable memory, but it will always remain in the memories of the men of " OC " Division, because of a team, their team, of which every man was an integral part- " The OC Team! " LCDR K. R. Walston Operations Officer LCDR G. W. Wilson Operations Officer LTJG A. C. Bodden Communications Officer RMC Wright RMl C. E. Melton RMl R. E. Johnson RM3 M. W. Geurrin RMSN L. R. Jefferies RMSN W. E. Teeters ever) ' 93 «»««• ' " ± 1 SN R. B. Freeman SN K. S. Harrington 94 SMC J. L. Washington SM3 CM. Sanders SMSN R. E. Miller SMSN M. D. Pfaff SMSN R. L. Brinton SMSN P. X. Broadbent 01 DIV 96 The " shot that was heard ' round the world " has never sounded so dim as the cry which, as a far away echo, slowly intensifying, ' ole " Sea Berry " comes tearing down to the " bed- room " at lib call with his rasping: " LET ' S GO OVER AND DRINK ALL THE BEER WE CAN GET OUR HANDS 0-0-ON!! " It ' s not as dramatic as J. P. Jones ' " I have not yet begun to fight " , but it best characterizes WestPac ' 71- ' 72 in 01. If characters like " W, W. Hog " , " Lil ' Bro " , " Baby San " , " Dirty Dirt Bag " , " Shakey " , " Piggy " , " Pooh-Pooh " , " OkinawaHarv " , " Fat Honda " , " Buffalo Bill " , " Joe Cool " , And " S.S. Stantlers " sound like names out of Zap, then you ' re not far from the mark. But, they are real people, serious on the job, but uncontrollable on the beach, knit into a close circle of com- raderie that has always been a distinctive quality of 01. What turned out to be such a sad departure from San Diego in October of ' 71, rapidly whipped into a non-stop, whirling, frantic experience both on the job and off through the Orient ' s best. Characters such as Mr. " O " , that pillar of strength and authority and the driving force behind the ET ' s constant determination for perfection, though the squeaky " 40 " slowly drove him out of his mind! And " joe Cool " Coup whose magic hammer kept the " 40 " , and therefore the sqeak, alive as a constsmt psychological thorn. Far out!! And " Sea Berry " and Tony who had to play nursemaids to that piece of !! Speaking of " Sea Berry " . . . who was at the New Jollo when . . .or, how did he ever make runner-up in the Pollywog beauty contest with a name like " A-nita Ball " ?! Ah yes, on and on .... 01 Christmas party in the " bedroom " at nine AM after a night on the beach! How did all those " spirits " find their way aboard the ship?? Or the Cold Duck after the " Spirits " ran out??! . . . Egg nog anyone? " Lir Bro ' s " Southern lingo never ceased to be the butt of the division ' s " funnin " all through the cruise, especially his " COM-BATA-A-AY- E-E " that sounded more like a rebel battle yell! " Dirty Dirt Bag " , the only guy who could possibly go on the beach, come back and crash with his clothes on all the next day, then get up and go on the beach again without changing or nothing . . . What, you say . . a time thrift!! Oh geez . . .! " Piggy " , that Philadelphia gam- bler who tried for nine months to " bust the bank " at the Golden Nugget, but broke even instead . . . well, the booze and sandwiches were free anyway! Blackjack anyone!! " Buffalo Bill " , in a state of endless euphoria on the beach, danced his way through the cruise . . mostly by himself! ! He made a couple of pesos once when the customers mistook him for the floor show!! " S.S. Stantlers " , the terror of San Miguel, went out there to catch a pusher but got brought back himself by the S.P. for violating curfew! " W. W. Hog " , who took a nosedive on his nose for ten days after paying through the nose in Olongapo. It sounds like a very " un- nasal " situation. He should have used his shnozz!! And who was that lens fanatic at the White Beach ship ' s party during the " entertain- ment " ?? " Fat Honda " , How did you get that stuff Kodacolor and 8 x 10 through the mail?? " OK, fellas, anyone for ping pong at the Ser- viceman ' s Center tonight? " Sorry, " Pooh-Pooh, you ' ll have to play by yourself! Good morning, good morning Sir-Pause on the phone- " Mi st-er Ja . . . , Mist-er Ja . . . " Rough night wasn ' t it?! ? Four Alka Selzers, please!! " Can ' t get enuff of them Sugar Crisps " , but we sure weren ' t lacking for haircut inspections!! Blue sea, bright sun, no wind, and no inspection! THE WIND ' S UP . . . " A- 11 R-ight, everybody fall in and take off your hats . . . IN-SPECTION TIME!!! And who ' s the first one in the haircut line after inspection . . . none other than " Curly Mo " minus his to- o- pee, of course!! And then we have Mr. " Taps " , who strengthened with fortitude and determination loses 80 lbs. and no one at all even notices . . . well maybe it was only 20 lbs. around the ears when he got his " trim " !!! Outragious! " Shakey " , whose prowess at the card tables was uncanny, was nevertheless a dead give-away when he had a winning hand . . he ' d get so nervous that he ' d shake like a tuning fork!! " Okinawa Harv " , (don ' t ask me how he got that name) the ultimate organizer and execu- tive, made it through the cruise " singing " his favorite song " Let me cry on your shoulder . . " !! Terry, supertech ET . . what can you say about someone who ' s already perfect! Geez, it ' s getting " heavy around here . . . " Ski " , whose unruly and mutitudinous beard made him look like a " hobbit " , was tagged as a madman by a score of fleeing Singapore cab drivers as he triedtotipover a cab after having been " taken for a ride " !! And " Baby San " who got that name from his adopted Mama San in Sasebo, was just a nice guy whose wit and humor kept us rolling. Asked once where he thought you shouldn ' t wear an OBA . . to a dance of course!! OF COURSE!!! So, what else can you say about a great bunch of guys that you ' ve spent ten months with on a WestPac cruise? A heck of a lot more, for sure, but you ' d have to write a book to list everything that made WestPac ' 71-72 such a memorable adventure and lifetime experience!! •H»OS LTJG E. M. Taft CIC Officer LTJG J. W. O ' Loughlin EMO ENS E. J. Jankura EMO RDl W. J. Mogan RD 3 C. S. Cote RD3 W. T. Souza RDSN Halik RDSN D. M. O ' Quinn Snoopy team at work n 97 ETl H. C. Ashcraft ET2 J. Coupal ET3 A. A. Brown ET3 R. E. Thomas ET3 E. L. Polley RM2 W. W. Royster ETSN P. P. Sulkowsky ETSN D. N. Walsh 98 k I 99 SUPPLY The Supply Department greatly expanded its service to the ship during this cruise. Form 1250 ' s were pre-printed " NIS " in order to save time and trouble. A great deal of money was saved by not having to order rags for ship ' s use amaged laundry was routed directly to the engineers for use in machinery repair and other mystic rites. The ship ' s store was kept open whenever the full moon fe across the number two stack, while Clothing and Small Stores managed to be open during every single Sea and Anchor Detail. (And we are hard at work on plans to open it during GQ as well!) In the Disbursing Office the work flow was smoothly organized; customers stopping by on Monday, Wednesday and Friday were told to " Come back tomorrow, while customers coming in on Tuesday, Thursday and Sat- urday were told to " See Personnel. " To Serve The Fleet- That ' s What We ' re Here For! I yxxffif i UQ. LT C. E. Vandeveer SC Supply Officer ENS J. E. Wendelin SC Disbursing Officer CSC C. S. Chase SKC Harris SDC Pansoy SKI L. Gloria lOO SK2 Martinez SK3 Salizar SN Malmin SN Courtwright SN Santos TN O. A. Dacomos 101 |iU5iiuririnrt 102 I h SN D. G. Courtwright SN Loeffler A 103 ENGINEERING We are coming to be known as the " can do AN- CHORAGE. " Underway is the only way, and it always seems that the ANCHORAGE fits that very well. Of all the ships in the squadron, ANCHORAGE just keeps right on steaming. Whatever problems occur in the engineering plant, we always fix it up right away and keep on going, long hours do pay off, and hopefully the rewards of finally getting home with some time off will pay the " snipes " back. LTJG R. T. Finney Engineering Officer ENS J.J. Coyle Repair Officer WO-1 L. L. Pierce MPA WO-1 L. L. Loomis Electrical Officer WO-1 J. P. Noha DCA f Se xHiig ym proudly 104 1 Its the VaUr 105 106 107 E DIV E Division is manned by Electrician Mates (EM), Interior Communication Electricians (IC), and non- rated firemen. Their duties include the repair, installation, maintenance and safe oper- ation of all electrical equipment onboard the ship. Among the equipment assigned to E Division are all lighting circuits, galley equipment, fire pumps, main feed pumps, gyrocompasses, auto- matic and sound powered telephones, intercom units, IMC system, movie projectors, and ship ' s entertainment system. E Division personnel stand watches on the main ship ' s service generators, which provide all the electricity used onboard the USS AN- CHORAGE. They also maintain a 24 hour watch on the telephone switchboards, and, while under- way, the master gyrocompasses. EMC E. C. Jordan EMI N. P. Vitug EMI D. R. Vice EM3 T. A. Tainter EMS M. M. Lamoureux 108 ..• [ FN R. E. Torstrom FN R. G. Aquino FN A. R. Anderson FN W. E. Anderson FN D. C. Smith FN A. R. Wirth How much will it be to get into this game? 109 R DIV " If we can ' t fix it, we ' ll build a new one " . The shipfitters, pipefitters and damage controlmenof " R " Division are capable of repairing or fabricating all metal and wooden structures aboard ANCHORAGE. Foremost among the. Division ' s varied respon- sibility is damage control. Mai ntaining and testing the ship ' s damage control and firefighting equip- ment along with the training of the ship ' s company in damage control procedures is a never ending job for " R " Division. " R " Division maintains a twenty- four hour watch in damage control central along with a lower deck sounding and security patrol .These men are constantly on the alert for any fire hazards or flood- ing. HTCS Stevens HTl J. G. Mendoza HTl Reuber HTl K. H. Groth HT2 D. R. Lanning HT2 R. E. Sperry no HT2 R. L. Gyle HTSN R. M. Best FN R. D. Vanderborg FN E. J. Livingston FN Miles FN Sperry M 111 A DIV ENC H. Barwicke ENl D. E. Via EN2 W. J. Polk EN2 J. V. Rogers ENFN E. L. Hotmire 1 12 i FN S. R. Homedew L FN P. J. Kazen FN D. R. Neese FN W. S. Piziak FN H. D. Larue FN S. A. Deyo FN L. C. Kelly FN B. L. Hollerbush The Auxiliary Division is comprised of twenty- two men from three different engineering ratings. Machinists mates, enginemen, and machinery repair- men combine their numerous talents to insure the efficient operation of all ANCHORAGE ' S auxiliary equipment. " A " Gang is directly responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of equipment, sys- tems ranging from ship ' s control to the welfare of the crew. Steering units, anchor windlass, stern-gate Machinery, Air-conditioning and refrigeration plants, laundry and galley equipment, deballast air -com- pressors, are but a few of the varied and complex installations the auxiliary division maintains. 113 M DIV " M " Division is an integral part of the ship ' s main propulsion team. Its primary responsibility is the care and operation of the ship ' s main engines, reduction gears, shafts, and all related auxiliary machinery. Operation of the two main engines give the ship a maximum speed of over twenty knots. In addition to the propulsion machinery, " M " Division personnel are in charge of the ship ' s distilling plants which convert sea water into drinking, bathing, and cooking water. Besides potable water, the distilling plants produce water suitable for use in the boilers. MMC J. O. Clift MMC W. P. Manlongat MMl N. L. Hubbard ( MMl C. W. Mohowitsch MMl D. Robbins MM2 Colwick MM2 R. L. Corbin MM3 W. J. Barber MM3 D. W. Dawson 114 I MM3 R. D. Aarons FN R. W. Avery FN L. W. Briest FN S. R. Brunette FN L. W. Hill FN McBride 115 B DIV BT3 J. A. Trujillo BT3 D. L. Rietveld FN J. E. Bialas FN R. D. Colby FN W. R. Daffron FN G. D. Willis " B " Division is one part of the ship ' s main pro- pulsion team. It ' s primary responsibility is the care and operation of the ship ' s boilers and all related auxil- iary equipment. Besides supplying the steam to operate the main engines, the boilers provide steam for the galley, laundry, heating system and hot water heaters. Steam demands, the result of speed change orders from the bridge are met with rapid adjustments of equipment supplying fuel oil, combustion air, and feed water to the boiler. The nearly one million gallons of fuel oil carried aboard the ship, also falls under the control of " B " Division and the oil king. 1 16 icare lor die iMters. fslrom lapmait T to the arried lolT : FN D. J. Resh FN M. J. Benge FN K. M. Carnduff FN R. A. Olson FN J. A. Wallis FN C. G. Steele 117 " HOLIDAY ROUTINE 9 J w w- . -Mi .Af ' ' y . ' iB..Mm ' ) i 119 1 I NAVIGATION DEPT Would you believe that ANCHORAGE has sailed 150,000 nautical miles since her commissioning? This is equivalent to six times around the world or over half way to the moon, throughout this distance the navigational team directed the ship safely from one port to the next. The navigational department ' s major duty is to both accurately know the ship ' s position at all times, and also know of any dangers to the ship-be they sunken wrecks or new typhoons. To position the ship accurately various means are used, from the ancient art of observing stars to the scientific use of modern electronic equipment. Basically the major function of navigation is to keep this ship with a 20 foot draft from steaming into an area with 19 feet of water. 120 LT M. L. Measel Navigator QM2 F. G. Heilman ' sliip lenl ' s at all nken rious loilie yllie Oloot 121 X DIV The administration department maintains correspondence, enlisted and officer service records, legal matters, postal duties and other administrative functions of ANCHORAGE and her crew. " Admin " depart- ment is divided into 4 sub -divisions; administration office, enlisted personnel office, legal office, and post office. The admin office maintains all ship ' s correspond- ence and officer ' s matters. All ANCHORAGE legal matters are handled by the legal office and the post office secures and distributes the mail. The personnel officer and ship ' s secretary supervise all of the above functions, under direction of the executive officer. I ENS J. D. Janiec Personnel Officer YNC J. J. Jones PNS F. Clem 4l M YN3 J. M. Nelson YN3 L. R. Christ PN3 J. L. Callaway imm i . PN3 Tankersly PN3 Cheatham SN Miller I 122 SN L. B. Quilici SN K. E. Massett SN Feezor 123 H DIV Versatility is a must for a hospital corpsman on independant duty . . . and ANCHORAGE ' S talented corpsman proved that they are versatile as well as professional. The scope of their duties included, but were not limited to: routine sick call, inpatient care, emergency room treatment, health record administration, safety and sanitation inspections, and a wide range of medical lectures. Just on the WESTPAC cruise our corpsman saw over 1,735 sick call patients, performed over 650 laboratory tests, prescribed and filled over 2,160 prescriptions, and gave over 1,850 shots. The goal of the medical department has always been " To keep as many men, at as many guns, as long as possible. " I HM2 A. V. Johnson HM2 Johnson HM2 G. D. Wilson HM3 D. R. Fickes HMSN J. W. Rose 124 -i 125 EMBARKED NAVY Usually two different groups of navy units ride ANCHORAGE for an extended deployment and this was the case for our second westpac cruise. ACU-1 came along with its two mike-8 ' s and one LCU together with its crews to aid in suppljdng enough boats to run various landings and exercises. BMU-1 also came along to carry out its responsibilities of controlling the beach during both actual practice landings and of course liberty parties ashore in Olongopo! BMC D. P. Adcock R. E. Rexford Jr. J. E. Rowe I 126 C. L. Pruett D. J. Deerman R. H. Crossno J. D. Guile R. A. Nelson T. R. Daniel L. G. Siegel R. R. Hagford E. J. Rose J. A. Cambell L. L. Rundell L. W. Cain y WALS WORTH PUBLISHING COMPANY Marrelinf , Wo A s K m Cniise Book Sales Offices 7867 Herscliel Avenue La Jolla. California 92037 127 I


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