Arneb (AKA 56) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1963

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I 5 After sailing out of the ice of Antarctica this year I thought of the men who wouldn't leave until next season, the men for whom we carried supplies this year, the men who "winter over". Ours is a long cruise, but the hardships and inconvenience.s these men live under far outweigh those of the Arneb, or any ship. And yet, each year Antarctica becomes a little more comfortable. Picture the explorers who ex- perienced man's first winter "on the ice", Today Antarctica has air strips, well insulated shelters, modern scientific equipment including a nuclear power plant. Scott, Amundsen . . .started with noth- ing compared with the supplies we carry in only one of the Arneb's holds. What a thirst for discovery and exploration! Therefore, I ask that this book and all of our-effort be dedicated to these discoverers of the early century to the men we left behind this year, to every man who has lived through the Antarctic winter, We h . . ave only a few pages in the half-written book of Antarctica. E. G. RIFENBURGH

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an U CAPT. EDWARD G. RIF ENBURGH . . . was born in New York City December 29, 1915. He entered the Navy in January 1941 from the Merchant Marine, in which he is a licensed Master Mariner. He was first assigned tothe Uss Arctic in the Pacific. After serving successively as gunnery of- ficer, navigator an-d executive officer of the Arctic he commissioned and commanded the USS Chehalis. Near the end of World War II Captain Rifenburgh took command of the commanldeered merchant ship Joseph, Holt. With a volunteer Navy crew he fitted her out as a guinea pig to locate and test safe chan- nels through mine fields in the Japanese home waters. After the War Captain Rifenburgh served in Washington and England. He was as- signed as operations officer of the cruiser Saint Paul when she was flagship for the 7th Fleet. He left the cruiser to command the USS Hailey, which operated in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. From the Hailey he returned to Washing- ton to become U, S. Foreign Liaison Officer for the Navy. Later, Captain Rifenburgh be- came the U. S. Naval Attache to France and Switzerland. On September 22, 1962, Captain Rifen- burgh relieved Captain Sigmund Bobczynski as Commanding Officer of the Arneb, CAPT. EDWARD G. RIF ENBURGH ii



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I . CAPT. .. CAPT. EDWARD G. RIFENBL HGH Ti SEA ssnvicrs DBITMQ- Blcbard ll. Crane. 69 Ca t., USN tRet.l, a World War fl sugmarlne commander, died December 30 of an apparent heart attack. - - he 1931 Naval Academy graduate ,I also had several shore commands and 29, 1-' served as llalson offlcer with the Bu- , reau of Personnel before retiring ln' 1 94 1 1 mo. . i . Survivors Include his wife Lols of the IS a ll home at 410 N. Myrtle Drive Sm-fslde assi ' Beach, S.C., a son and a grandson. gn Fred E. MCEIUYO Jr. 63, Capt., USN Aft' 8Ret.J who spent 1354 years on sea uty, died December 27 of an apparent Heel. I heart attack. v The 1938 Naval Academy graduate Amt served on a number of destroyers and - before retiring ln 1908, was assigned at- USS Q -- the Pentagon. . 'JT' t He was a member ofthe Mllltary II C Order of the World Wars the Navy av League and The Retired Clfflcers As- soclatlon. Comr Survivors lnclude two sons, hls fa- Witr ther and a sister. ' Edward G. lllfenbargh, 61, Capt., as a gp USN lRetJ, who sklirpered two' oy- ages to theiantarctlc nrlnglgperation nels t' Deep Freeze in 1982 and 1 , died of cancer December 22. I3 76 watf The Merchant Ma ne Academy . graduate entered the Navy ln 1941. He Al ff served ln the Paclllc durlng World War in Washington and England. He was as- signed as operations officer of the cruiser Saint Paul when she was flagship for the 7th Fleet. He left the cruiser to command the USS Hailey, which operated in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean. From the Hailey he returned to Washing- ton to become U, S. Foreign Liaison Officer for the Navy, Later, Captain Rifenburgh be- came the U. S. Naval Attache to France and Switzerland. On September 22, 1962, Captain Rifen- burgh relieved Captain Sigmund Bohczynski as Commanding Officer of the Arneb. II and commanded a freighter that was equlgged to sweep m nes from Japanese me waters. he International Geophysfcs Socl- al? named an antarti mountain after enburgh for his serslce there. Survivors Include hls wlfe Ines of the h Orland ,Fl .3 da , ..I'3.32...i.gf."m....' .' """" "" James J.'Kelly, Cmdr., USN tltet. a veteran of 27 years' service, dlell December 21. He lived at 4508 Granger St., San Dlego. Before retlrlngln 1909. be was stationed with the leet Computer Programming Center ln San Diego. Survivors nclude hls wlfe Rose- nzuie, three sons, a brother and a ss r. . Seahom J. Flouaoy, 74 N' Re- serve lieutenant durlng Wogld wr Il, died December 31. 9 He lived at 432 North St., Portsl mouth, Va. Survivors include hls wlfe Georgia and a brother. George ll. Phllllrs, 77, CWO, USN slltetm veteran o 32 years' service, ed be 31 He nvfamn -im 'Howell sc., vu-gim- Beach, Va. ' .Survivors lnclude hls wlfe Ida, a

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