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o ' For many days , thc Foreman underwent
still more treiningf and shakcdovm under the
guidance of 'theeComrne,nder, Destroyers, U.S
Peacifiocg Fleet, Operating with submarines ,
with heifvy 'siif'f'fs'ee' ocrmo, and mm ships
own size, the Foreman v.-es becoming in
creasingly adept at 5 her tser tasks
On the lighter side, the crew enjoyed
liberties in the city of Honolulu, swam ct
the beech of iaikiki, toured the world-fam
ous Royal Hawaiian Hotel, now a submeriners'
rest and recreation center, and the equally
ofemous Aloha Tower. 0ne or two even achieved
a Steak dinner at Pi Huy Chung's, famous
eating establishment in the islands
l Their brief respite over, the ship and
its crow were ordered 01120 J to make
may forfSouth Pacific sectors, endtfor
Futi, in the Eliliceg Islands. e '
l - linrcmtet ehc crossed thc Equatoxg ond
zallhands on 26 J anuary 1914, were duly pro-
cleimed f'She11backe" . 1
l . J anumgr 28, the Foreman azrlchored in l
her first South VPE?,CfLfiCA harbor. Before she
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Foremomd gon 2dJzv.nuo.ry 19L1+, W09 rf1'oCb' to th ,S 15
wars, bound for Pearl Harbor and hc GB Y l r Y
embroiled South Pacific, war fronts. z ,A
d The Forormnha first. realization of th 19' p K '
perils of 'mr come when on Janurry 7, vhil v
enroute to the Hovroiim Islands, she made WHS .Q 0.
eifght contact on surfaced submarine. A If ,r d ,
handamazmeci dtheir battle sta-.tioqs for th S' D ji Id
fig-5+r ot-11-wQ,d and propzvrod to repel the sus, gi iff s,
ectoc' cropt The underwater c"'a't prove gi? G .
p ,L c.-,.. gr , - -
be of mnorican identity. Already the
shzipfs crew haddisoovored the lurking do
g'G'l"S which could lie beneath apparently-c 33:1 QU N
Pacific waters. r, . - do u. A
rhtxfirst sight of Diamond Hood and Ti: N ,ol - d
kikif boc1Chd,.n11 the dreams of SouthdxPaoifg kung ? 5
iS122I1ds vfere muon-,'od in the minds of the d atm' "'
ond, as the "youngsters" lined the rails, inf if
veterans smiled indulgontlyg remembering
their first sight of mwaiian beaches. "
r d o G'-f"u.M
qd We Foreman moored no thc D13 dock was if-'fs amd'
the great r'oo.r1dHarhor Navy yard, and, if? 'H ws H
acute! mf?-my 'Of its Crew saw reminders of
U- db1eelcDecombor r'7th. o ,2,,,l
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was to see Amezrican shoreS 23-855-11, She' 'waslto ang ll
sohor in many just like it. l ,e ,QQ
ls On February 3, the Crew was given it! firsfi
Sight gf the bloody shores of Guadalcanalg Nl,+
fag! " -
slgere, the little ship was assigned its inismimew H
tia1.war task, and for dreary day upcn day, it QfQ,,
sailed back and forth before the bastions of the
war-lehsred island, a barrier against enemy'subjQsRedu
marines- s 1 ' - T le
l Shertlye thereafter , the new arrrivaleeien thegf g
South Paeciiic 1 as 'underways again, to the New f
Hebrides Islands, and at Espiritu Sanb0 was ,fgi Eiirg
assigned her first,tender availability with theigfil i
USS Dixiegl The men went ashore for the first. e ee ifmem
time in the South Seas an the Fleet Recreatidnlggg , Y
Center on Avre Island, and made their acquaini+3ji
ance with the f'Beer Chit", len itemlpeculiar toll
the United states Navy in Pacific waters. They elvis 1
were tosses these many times again. , elm
l 22 Febrtlarymaarl-:ed the opening the
Foreman-is real misjsi on in thesePaoific war. , s-
On tk at 'clayg sie undertooke her first ,solo
escort Lss5,,a short trip to Guadalcanal. ,l QQ
Th' s l s s l
15 convey, as all others she escorted, was f gg?
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