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um iiftii A{ ' y j . y. . ■ ; J J £-rf-t J-. - ' ii J t. 1 South Pacific and For East Cruise of the i CRUISE BOOK STAFF ADVISOR ..-_ Ensign Gearld R. Mead EDITOR James K. Faircloth, PN2 ASSISTANT EDITOR Joe Nicola, SOS TYPIST Robert Koch, SN The destroyer USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD-869) is the first ship of the United States Navy to bear this name. She is one of the destroyers conceived late in World War II, but born too late to participate in the Pacific fighting that ended in 1945. Destroyer 869, the ISBELL. was commissioned Jan- uary 5. 1946. She was built by Bethlehem Steel Com- pany at Staten Island, New York. After a shakedowr cruise out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the 390 foot de stroyer joined the fleet, training with Submarine Forces, Atlantic, which operated out of New York. In 1947 the year-old tincan started for San Diego, which was assigned as her new home. It wasn ' t until May 1947 that the ISBELL ventured away from the shores of the I ' nited States. That month she made her first tour of the Orient and visited the ports of Tsingtao, Shanghai. Hong Kong. Chinwongto. Hulo Tao. Tokyo, Okinawa. Yokosuka. Guam and Pearl Harbor. On the ISBELL ' s second Far East trip she again visited ports in China but this time the trip was official business and the ISBELL got to know the meaning of war and her duties as she stood off Shanghai while Chinese Communists took over that city. Later ihc ship mi) efl into Tsingtao and evacuated the American Consul General and his famiK as the Communists captured that [xirt. The ISBELL is be- lieved to have been the lasl Atnerican man-of-war l(i visit Tsingtao. During this cruise of the Western Pacific, the ISBELL visited other ports w-ith such memorable names as Manila. Subic Ba . llnilo. Cuba. Jolo. Zanboanga. In- chon and Sasebo. SHIP ' S HISTORY At the beginning of the Korean ' ar. DD-869 was moored in Pearl Harbor as part of a Naval Reserve Midshipman Cruise. November 6. 1950. the ISBELL left the L ' nited States for her first taste of battle. During the Korean War she took part in British Commando raids, escorted troop transports bringing the 15th . rmy Division to the Japanese Island of Hokkaido and newly released Nationalist prisoners from Korea to Keelung, Formosa: and bombarded the East Coast of North Korea, hitting such targets as enemy troops, highways and railroads at Songjin. Chongjin. and Wonsan. She also acted as standby rescue and communications ship at Pusan. Korea, as that city was burned. During the sixth tour of WESTPAC the ISBELL as- sisted in the evacuation of the Tachen Islands. The successful rescue of a pilot from a downed Navy Patrol plane highlighted the seventh tour of the Far East. Visi till .ki« Ew Feti ftil tbel niari 11 of Co: m. mi I Visits to American Samoa. New Zealand and the Ad- Rertw % miralties provided most of the interest for the eighth tour which ended March 21. 1957. During the ISBELL ' s home tour from March 25 un- til October 25, 1957. she took part in a Fleet Reserve Association Memorial Day cruise, a Pacific Training Exercise, visited Portland. Oregon, for that city ' s Rose Festival, and Seattle. Washington, for their Sea Fair. While participating in the Pacific Training Exercise, the ISBELL operated with the Navy ' s first atomic sub- marine, NAUTILUS. When Commander E. R. Zumwalt. USN, was relieved of command of the ISBELL by Commander R. L. Porter, L SN. July 13. 1957. in San Diego. Rear Admiral Chester C. Wood, USN, COMCRUDESPAC, was on hand to pre- sent a plaque for Battle Efficiency to the officers and crew. In earning this award, the ISBELL had risen from lower depths of division competition to capture every available award possible for a destroyer to earn. She wore the large red engineering E on her after stack, the green anti-submarine E on the bridge, along with white E ' s for operations and over-all battle efficiency, and white E ' s on each of her five inch mounts and directors. Supply also earned their E for efficiency in 1957. and was awarded a plaque by CO.MCRUDESPAC later in the year. An 18-day nonstop voyage from San Diego to Bris- bane. Australia, initiated the ISBELL ' s ninth Far East Cruise. Manus Island, Guam. Subic Bay, Hong Kong, Koashiung. Buckner Bay. Yokosuka. Sasebo. Kobe. Mid- way and Pearl Harbor were other ports visited. The ISBELL returned to San Diego April 23. 1958. CDR. R. L. PORTER. USN — CDR. E. R. ZUMWALT, USN 1957- 1955-1957 CHANGE OF COMMAND 13 JULY 1%7 OFFICERS Commander Ralph L. PORTER. USN. Commanding Officer of the USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD.869I. was born in Cochran, Georgia. He entered U. S. Naval Academy in June 1938 and was commissioned Decem- ber 19. 1941. Commander PORTER ' s first assignment was USS NEW MEXICO. While serving in the Gunnery De- partment of NEW MEXICO he participated in the fol- lowing operations during WORLD WAR II: Southwest Pacific (Mop-up I. Aleutians. Gilberts. M a r s h a 1 1 s, Marianas, bombardment of New Ireland. Philippines, and Okinawa. During the period of October 1945 to September 1948, having been promoted to Lieutenant Commander, he served as Assistant Engineer and Damage Control Officer aboard USS PHILIPPINE SEA. The PHILIP- PINE SEA participated in one Mediterranean cruise as a unit of the SIXTH FLEET and in " OPERATION HIGHJUMP. " Admiral Byrd ' s 1946-47 Antarctic Ex- pedition. A tour of shore duty came in 1948 when Commander PORTER received orders to the Military Requirements Section of the Navy Special Devices Center. Port Wash- ington, New York. While so assigned he participated in the Navy ' s first experiment in the use of television as a medium of rapid mass training in event of mobili- zation. Following this duty, in July 1951 he was ordered to the USS WALLER, a destroyer, as Executive Officer and Navigator. The WALLER participated in the Korean conflict. Commander PORTER took command of the Destroyer Escort USS MAURICE J. MANUEL in May 1952 and was its Commanding Officer for 22 months. His next assignment was Executive Officer of the NROTC Unit at the University of Missouri. Comman- der PORTER was later assigned as Commanding Of- ficer and Professor of Naval Science. Commander PORTER assumed command of the IS- BELL 13 July 1957. He is married to the former Miss Janet L. Weaver of Hollis, Long Island. New York. Thev now reside at 43 Sierra Way. Chula Vista. California, with their three children. Ralph L.. Jr.. Charlotte, and David. CDR. R. L. PORTER, USN Commanding Officer Commander PORTER holds the following decorations and campaign medals: American Defense (with Fleet Clasp I: American Theater: Asiatic-Pacific Theater (with 6 stars I: World War II Victory; Navy Occupa- tion Medal: National Defense; Korean Service Medal ( with 1 star I : United Nations Service Medal ; Philip- pine Liberation Medal ( with 1 star I ; Korean Presi- dential Unit Citation; and the Philippine Republic Presi- dential Unit Citation Badge. Executive Officer LT. CDR. J. A. BEAUBOUEF Operations Officer LT. WAYNE H. TERRY LT. (jg) M. F. McCONE LT. (jgl P. A. REEDER, SC LT. (jg) J. Vi.-. SCHWARTZ LT. (jg) D. H CHANCELLOR LT. (jg) R. F. SPADAROTTO ENS. G. R. MEAD ENS. I). (;. Kl ' LLER ENS. W. H. PEERENROOM ENS. E. C. DAVIDSON EN.s. R. 1.. RUE EN.S W. H. NAVLOR I F. W. PLUNKETT, CMC W. F. LANAU, MMC J. R. GEORGE, BTC H. F. B. DELAMORTON, RMC H. E. ROBINETT, MMC ' R. L. HARRIS, YNC R. T. MURPHY, HMC H. TRIPP, CSC R. R. HARPER, SUCA ROBERT F. SPADAROTTO, LTJG, USNR Department Head WILLIAM H. iNAYLOR. ENS.. USNR Division Officer GUNNERY DEPARTMENT As gunnersmates and gunnersmate strikers of the IS- BELL, First Division ' s duty and obligation is to be ready to operate effectively the ship ' s batteries should any emergency develop. To maintain this constant condition of readiness, daily maintenance projects must be carried out. Gun- nery exercises must be held frequently to insure that Gunner ' s Mates, as individuals, can properly perform their jobs and that each mount is netted together to form an effective fighting machine. Men of First Division are assigned to maintain and operate either the main 5 " .38 battery or secondary 40MM battery. Their talents and experience are varied enough, however, that they can interchange jobs when situations demand additional help on certain mounts. Real pride of the Gunner ' s Mates, however, is in their mounts. Excellent appearance and condition of mounts are but a small reflection of that pride. Fred W. Plunkett, CMC, USN Melvin A. Tollison, Jr., CMl, USN Donald H. Denting, SN, USN S. David Brock, SN, USN Robert J. Byrd, SN, USN Chicco A. Cannon, SA, USN Thomas D. Creel, GM2, USN Linwood E. Davis, GM2, USN Anthony W. Francis, SA, USN Mansel M. Gamer, Jr., SN, USN Edward F. Gemino, SN, USN Bruce W. Hacking, SN, USN Weylon H. Holtman, SA, USN Charles R. Jones, SN, USN Robert Koch, SN, USN Garrett B. Rice, SN, USN Elbert E. Stogner, SN, USN Charles C. Tabor, GM2, USN Ben Taylor, Jr., GM3, USN Frank Vigil, SN, USN Steven N. Homka, GM2, USN Picture Not Available ROGER L. RUE, ENS., USNR Division Officer DECK FORCE Second, or Deck Division, is composed of a proud group of hard-working men who are sailors in the finest sense of the word. Aside from workaday chores of maintaining the decks and the exterior bulkheads in a spotless condition, these men fashion works of art from such homely material as canvas. line, paint and varnish. A boatswain mate is required to stand a greater variety of watches than any other rate. Whether he is a lookout, helmsman, lee helmsman, or bridge talker, a boatswain mate must become proficient in the operation and maintenance of all manner of small craft, possess a working knowledge of International Rules of the Road, and exhibit the finest sense of good seamanship and boat etiquette. Although recent years have brought newer develop- ments, the shrill call of the boatswain pipe serves as a daily reminder that the time-honored virtues of good seamanship and military snap have survived the test of time and are still the backbone of the Navy. " " George T. Carter, BMl, USN Charles F. Turner, nM2, USN Road kIImI ndop ' ft ' D 1 Bernerd E. Braak. SN, USN Michael M. Brady, SA, USN Robert C. Broadway, SN, USN Charles C. Cattanach, SN, USN Wallace G. Chare, SN. USN Francisco M. Fegurgur, SN, USN Thomas E. Gentry, SN. USN Patrick E. Grady. SN, USN Charles M. Hammett, SN. USN Roy C. Haskew, SN, USN Edward E. Kincaid, SN, USN Troy Lane, Jr., B.M3, USN William C. Little, SN, USN John F. McDonald, BM2, USN Donald T. Merritt. SA, USN Rolf Meyer, SN, USN Paul E. Millett, SA, USN Lawrence K, Mollena, SA, USN Robert C. Morgan, SA, USN Don W. Myers, SA, USN James E. Naumann, SN, USN Gerald E. Newman, SN. USN Samuel L. Perkins. SN. USN Carlos P. Rodriques. SN. USN ■gat -m h Picture Not Avoilable Picture Not Available ( Elbert J. Rowell, SN, USN Jeff A. Bowmaster. SA, USN Merle L. Simkins, SN, USN Charles H. Smith, SN, USN I LJ n :: Jim D. Story, SN, USN Donald P. Sturgeon, BM3, USN Robert T. Warren, BM3, USN Clyde E. Walling, SN, USN ral boa com qui DALE G. FULLER, ENS., USNR Division Officer FOX DIVISION Fox Division is made up of the followitif; technical rates . . . fire controlmen, sonarmen. and tor|)ed()mcn. These men are responsible for the maintenance and re- |)air (if all armament control pear aboard ihe ISRKLL. Fire controlmen guard the ISBELL from attacks both in the air and on the sea. In doinp this, they operate and repair all fire control radar systems on board. Run checks and tests on the servo systems and computers, and maintain the electrical and electronic- equipment pertaining to the armament of the ship. Sonarmen aboard the ISBELL guard us against those raiders of the silent deep, the submarines. They operate and rejiair the latest types of anti-submarine equipment. It takes a well-trained ear and mind to op- erate sonar gear. If you happen to see a sonarman that acts a little funny, just overlook him, because he is what we call " ping happy. " Torpedomen have the combined job of guarding us against surface vessels as well as submarines. They operate and maintain the torpedo and depth charge launching svstems. KoIktI ,1. Siilankr. FTl, USN Charli-s H. Oldfield. S02. USN Picture Not Available a i " Roy E. Beardrn, Jr.. FTMSN, USN Frederick C. Firummpr, S03, USN Kenneth A. Buchanan, 503, USN Eugene C. Calvert, SN, USN Richard E. Dickson. TM3, USN Robert D. Dillard, FTM3, USN Enoch A. Freer, Jr.. 803, USN Carvel P. Gramlich, T.M2, USN Ronnie B. Holland, SA, USN Laurence J. Manley, FT3, USN Richard S. McKinley. FT2, USN Robert T. Nakaniura, FTASN, USN Joe Nicola. Jr., S03, USN Wilson V. Pearson, FTASN, USN Daniel B. Stanley, S03, USN Albert L. Taylor. FTSN, USN John C. Werner, SN, USN Charles R. Wolf. FT2. USN D f I A ain s RiK JAY W. SCHWARTZ, LTJG, USN Division Officer Howard F. B. Delamorton, RMC, USN COMMUNICATIONS Communicators, quartermasters and signalmen with their visual signals, personnelmen and yeomen with their official correspondence, and radiomen with their sound signals. All men in these ratings speak their own language, whether it be blinking light, waving arms, or flying flags on the signal bridge for QM ' s and SM ' s, dit ' s and da ' s and voice of the RM ' s in the radio shack, or typewriters and mimeograph in the ship ' s office for the PN ' s and YN ' s. " C " Division also supplies the post- man for the ship ' s post office. Quartermasters, besides being able to perform work as signalmen, work with the navigator in plotting positions on charts in the chart house. Robert L. Harris. YNC. USN Robert H. Owens, QMl, USN Picture Not Available Charles E. Ahrens, SMS, USN Herman R. Bartlett, SMS. USN Thomas W. Chipperton, RMSN, USN William Smart Darsey, YNSN, USN Robert E. Devenberg, SMS, USN J. Kenneth Faircloth, PN2, USN Miguel A. Flores, SN, USN Kenneth W. Hall, SN, USN Morris A. Haskett, SN, USN Richard L. Heintzelman, SN, USN Joseph 1. Hutler, SMS, USN Paul F, Kinsey, SN, USN Lanny S. Kowalski, SN. USN Patrirk S. Parise. QMS, USN Elmer R. Phillips, RMS, USN HilKin " Bud " Reynolds, PN3, USN Jerakl M. Soloman, RMSN, USN Alfred J. Walker, RMS, USN Albert West, TE ( RM » 2, USN Wesley R. Wisdom, RMS, USN Picture Not Available EDWARD C. DAVIDSON. ENS., USN Division Officer George W. Lord, Jr., ETl, USN f OPERATIONS Radarmen and electronic technicians form the " 0 " Division. These men are concerned primarily with Com- bat Information Center, the dark, forbidden compart- ment that bears closest resemblance to a snipe ' s con- fines above main deck. ET ' s do repair and maintenance work on electronic ;ear used by radarmen and radio- men. Radarmen are responsible for running CIC. plot- ting ship ' s position, designating and tracking contacts, and handling voice radio traffic over transmitters in combat. ( - -j «• J1S» «; Joe L. Bearden, SN, USN Darrel J. Blow, RD3, USN Donald J. Crandall, RD3, USN William C. Danner, SN, USN Phillip A. Davis, ET2, USN Billy " J " Duke. RD3, U.SN Walter H. Dunphy, Jr., SN, USN Daryle D. Griffin, ETR3, USN Harry C. Jordan, RD3, USN Robert L. .Malthews. ETS3, USNR .Andrew F. Russo. Jr., SN, USN Clemmic L. . immon , ET2. I SN James R. Suire, RD3, USN A 1 % - i i 3 r 4 ll J DEAN H. CHANCELLOR. LTJG. USN Department Head GERALD R. MEAD. ENS.. USNR Division Ofjicer ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT " M " Division, mainstay of the Eniiineerinji Depart- ment, consists of two basic groujis. jjoilermen and ma- chinist ' s mates. Boilermen operate boilers and fireroom e(|uipment: transfer, test, and take inventory of fuel and water; serve as members of damage control parties: maintain and repair boilers, pumps and associated ma- chinery. Machinist ' s mate jobs in engine roimis include maintenance of main propulsi(jn engines ( turbines, re- duction gears, condensers I and related auxiliary equip- ment in the engineering spaces. As watch slanders, ma- chinist ' s mates stand pump watches, evaporator watches, phone talker, and throttle watches while the ship is underwav. Without these sources of power there would be no illumination, no fresh water or [)repared food, no firing of guns, no electronic comnuinication. and no movement of the ship. Jess R. George. Jr.. BTC. USN ■William F. lamau. MMC. USN Hnmrr E. MMC. US.N George M. Anderson. MMl, USN Richard L. Beaver. BT3. USN Dennis E, Bennett. MM2. USN Lonnie L. Borrell. BT3. USN Charles A. Broadway. FA, USN William J. Buczkowski, FN, USN (;ftrdon L. Carter. BT3. USN Russell L. Croteau. FN. USN Roy R. Dawson. M. 13. USN Murl D. Duggan. FN. USN Curtis J. Edmison, FN, USN Julian A. Ezell. FN, USN Robert L. Gaskill. M.M2. USN Frank R. Cearharl. BTFN. USN Thomas L. Gougon. Jr.. 15T3. USN Jack Greer, Jr., BT3, USN Leslie E. Henderson, FN, USN James R. Henley, BTl, USN John I., H.ildorph. EMFN, USN Merlin M. Iliilloii. IM3, USN Donald L. Ivie, BT3, USN Robert R. Johnson. FA, USN James J. Johnston. Jr., FN, USN Allen G. Kruger, FA, USN 1 " D " P " Lee, BT3, USN W illiam R. Loghry, FN, USN David G. McCorkle, SA. USN Donald F. MrDermand. MMFN, USN Orville " E " Miller, MMl, USN Kenneth W. Newlin, BT2, USN Kenneth E. Njos, FN, USN Robert L. Nubbe, FA, USN Kenneth E. Nutaitis, FA, USN Henry H. Parker. MM3, USN Leonard E. Raught, FN, USN William H. Russell. BT3, USN Russell Schofield. BT3, USN Jerry L, Skaggs, FN, USN Phillip J. Smith. FA, USN Milton E. Stierlin. FA. USN John E. Sutton. FN. USN Herschell R. Tankersley. BTFN, USN Donald E. Taylor, FN, USN Tommie G. Taylor, BT3, USN Francis D. Thavrnel, .MM2. USN John V, Valdez. FN, USN Hihnn V. Vidrine. BTFN, USN I). Villilas. FA, USN a £ _- »( y n Harold R. F. Wollert, M. MFN, USN Donald T. Wood, FA, USN Bobby R. Woods, BT3, USN William G. Zeller, FN, USN WILLIAM H. PEERENBOOM. ENS., USN Division Officer Kennard E. Cole, ENl (iir " R " DIVISION " R " Division consists of electricians, interior com- munications electricians, pipefitters, metalsmiths. dam- age controlmen, machinery repairmen, and enginemen. Electricians maintain the ship-service generators which supply electrical power for shipboard operation and shipboard life. IC electricians maintain the shipboard communica- tions which consist of sound powered phones, shipboard announcing, public address systems, and Gyro compass which is essential to modern fire control and navigation. Shipfitters I FP " s. ME ' s. DCs I are the ship ' s plumbers and welders. Enginemen maintain and repair the ship ' s diesel generators along with the captain ' s gig. Machinery repairmen, skilled in lathe operation, man- ufacture parts from their equipment to keep vital ma- chinerv in operation. Men of " R " Division are concerned primarily witli damage control, a job not taken lii;lill in war or peace. Picture Not Available Frederick L. .Schneekloili. EMI Godrey E. Aiidtrson, ME2 1 I 1 LDWI ' L flli il mi ' 4 |M|. V t ' illl i Picture Not Available Vicente A. Baza, FN Melvin H. Boxell, FN Kenneth T. Brandt, FPFN Richard J. Brandt, DCS Richard E, Brott, EMFN Donald F. Bruder. IC3 James D. Charlton, FN WiUiam J. Crossley. E.M3 Lawrince E. Dflancy. . 1. I3 Rohirl H. Dery, ICFN Tommy E. Edmonds. FP3 Rol.rii l . F.-imr. ICFN Roy R. Cower, ME2 Richard E. Kitberra. FN Larry D. Lozon. .MR3 Morris L. Lynn, EMFN Francis J. Martin, DCS Jack W. Miller. EMS Donald R. Olson, M.M2 Maximino B. Padua, EM2 David H. Reamer, MRS Dorsey L. Rose, MR2 Terry A. Sprague, ENS Richard L. St. John, EN2 9« O f Picture Not Avoilable Jackie W. Webb. FN James R. Williamson, ENS Charles A. Wooster, E.M3 A:M 1 ttel lack rf N PAUL A. REEDER, LTJG, (SC), USN Department Head Hi rim Tripp, CSC SUPPLY DEPARTMENT The Supply Division is a " Can-do " division aboard the ISBELL. from drapes for the Captain, to electronics repair parts. They have many functions and are the butt of many jokes. They maintain allotments (Come back next month I. order items for all departments of the ship I Where is that requisition?), feed (Cold cuts again I and pay the crew (Where ' s my money?): op- erate the Ship ' s Store (Closed for inventory), operate a coke machine I Two hours at a time), and always get credit for a job well done. Richard T. Murphy. HMC Richard R. Harper, SDC.A Janie? W. Haries?, SHI X A A xV Lk J Picture Not Available Picture Not Availoble i i 4 Harold T. Ackuioody, SN Donald L. Boston, SN Felix L. Carranza. S.N William G. Doan. SK2 Richard M. Dodge, SN Richard V. Driver. SN Alfred Garcia, SHL3 Willie D. Hallum, SH3 Henry C. Howard, Jr., SDl Charles E. Hutchinson, SKSN John W. Ingram, CSl Steve Kolar, SKI Larry A. Kruger, SN Donald D. McKay, DKSN Homer L. Pruitt, CSl Melville W. Roland, Jr., SH2 Charles J. Ramos, TN Donald L. Reed, SK3 Ray A. Sandoval. SN Gordon F. Schell. SN Billy E. Schulz, CS3 James E. Shumate, CSS Charles E. Smith, BM3 Russell I. Steadman, TN Ready for liberty " ■ r i BASEBALL TEAM Pa rise Kowalski Borrell Scholfield Virl,- I ' ruitt Briulfi " FK.res Hutldii l?r;uull „,„l CJiamlich BASKETBALL TEAM Viol. ' A ik moody Scholfield B r.l nr.iiKJt Doan Hrandl tiis. .MiCone Reed San Diego skyline ON THE WAY PAST POINT LOMA— NO TURNING BACK 25 OCTOBER 1957 BRISBANE Brisbane, first settled as a penal colony, is the principal port and capital city of Queensland. It is the site of a government munitions plant, steel and textile mills, auto- mobile plants, railway workshops and shipyard. ISBELL ' s seven-day good will visit to Brisbane was the first stop on an 18-day nonstop voyage from San Diego. Blood donation Koala t ihr (,i k Coast Kancar IIMAS MflU.uiiif YOKOSUKA Yokosuka, main port of the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Second World War, served as ISBELl s home port in the Far East. The city is located about 40 miles southeast of Tokyo. Most men from the ISBELL found Yokosuka the main souvenir port. Ships ' Stores and small shops on the beach provided outstanding bargains in china, crystal, dolls, cigarette lighters and toys. Our last stop in Yokosuka in April, some of the men had a chance to travel to Kamakura to view the Great Buddha and to Tokyo to see the Imperial Palace grounds during Cherry Blossom season. SASEBO Saseljo is located on the southwestern part of the island of Kyushu. The climate is warmer than Yokosuka ' s. and the numerous islands in the bay provide a summer recreational playground during the summer that is unlike most resort areas. ISBEI.I, visited Sasebo twice. Our second stop- over was lor two weeks while we underwent voyage repairs. Ship ' s party was also held in Sasebo at the China Night. JTtdas ! Citv is e of lie riotllie Imperial OIL KOBE Kobe is one of the largest merchant seaports of Japan and the world. However, Japanese would probably consider this insignificant beside the fact that their modem city forms one of the three cities — Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe — triangles of the cultural center of Japan. Everything that was old Japan — torris, temples, castles — and new Japan — large de- partment stores, theaters, wide boulevards, could be found within this area. DESDIV 112 ' s five-day visit to Kobe was strictly for rest and recreation. I SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Subic Bay, located on Luzon Island near the city of Olongapo, provided ISBELL with two weeks of repairs and gave all hands a chance to recuperate from the stormy weather of Operation Mantle Rock. The scorch- ing January heat caught several sailors by surprise, but perhaps not as many as did the 0500 reveille. When the afternoon rolled around, though, there was time off to drop down to the club for a cool glass of milk or the beach for a refreshing swim. FORMOSA KAOHSIUNG. (TAIWAN) FORMOSA Kaohsiung is on the west coast of Formosa or Taiwan. It is a major port of this island stronghold for the Chinese Nationalists who were forced from their mainland home by the Communists. ISBELL ' s visits into this port were for preparations and replenishment during our turn at the Formosa Patrol off the Red China mainland. Kaohsiung provided brief periods of rest for personnel who were standing war- time watches around the clock and kept a con- stant vigil of all activity in the area. Not many souvenirs were bought on the is- land. There weren ' t many to sell. The Na- tionalists were at war and didn ' t have time lo enjoy the advantages that visiting American sailors bring. t HONG KONG, Pearl of the Orient, crossroads of the world. A port of mystery, intrigue, contrasts, and oriental splendor. A port of refuge for people of the Chinese mainland. A rest and rec- reation port to conclude a successful Far EastiMii cruise for ISBELL. Hong Kong is not the actual name of the city, but of the island on which the principal city of Victoria is located. Kowloon, across the bay from Hong Kong, is another part of the British Crown Colony where ISBELL sailors sought their bar- gains in clothes, jewelry, ivory, leather goods, watches, and higii fidelity sets. Sightseeing tours were arranged almost daily while we were in the Cro vn Colony, and most men took tlie opportunity to see the island. Out- standing attractions were Tiger Balm Gardens, Repulse Bay and Aberdeen village. . i " ij MIDWAY -PEARL AT LONG LAST! What manner of ship is this I see With all hands turned to on bended knee? All of her crew are working hard While other ships are resting in the yard. Men painting her guns and painting her sides; From every position a bos ' n chair rides. It looks like an ant hill covered with ants; The only difference is liell bottom pants. Trucks full of chow and some full of gear Are constantly stopping along the pier. They ' re filling her holds and taking great care; Could it be that she ' s going somewhere? Snipes are busy checking such things As diesel generator and main bearing rings. Everyone ' s moving at such a fast pace That it looks like some fanatical race. The yeomen are turned to typing out papers, While short timers are doing all kinds of capers. The storekeepers are trying to calculate pay; Gads, even the Doc is painting sick bay. The deck force has gone ape, painting around. From crack of dawn till the sun is drowned. No matter where you look, from No. 2 stack to keel, The waiting is over. THIS IS FOR REAL! What makes a ship act in these strange ways? It ' s easy to figure ; only a few more days. You ask where she ' s going, where she will roam? Nowhere, my friends, she ' s just going HOME! •f I Shore Patrol iPWMitmA t ■ ' .9 - SAN DIEGO -HOME QUEEN OF THE ISBELL MISS PAT VAN NESS Whittier, California SHIP ' S COMPANY ROSTER OF OFFICERS CDR. RALPH L. PORTER Cochran, Georgia LCDR. JAMES A. BEALBOUEF Alexandria, Louisiana LT. WAYNE H. TERRY San Diego. California LTJG PAUL A. READER Taciima. Washington LTJG MICHAEL F. McCONE Ross, California LTJG DEAN H. CHANCELLOR Fori Worth, Texas LTJG JAY W. SCHWARTZ Scranton, Pennsylvania LTJG ROBERT F. SPADAROTTO Sacramento. California ENS. GERALD R. MEAD Commerce. Texas ENS. DALE G. FULLER Omaha. Nebraska ENS. WILLIAM H. PEERENBOOM Pearl Har bor. T. H. ENS. EDWARD C. DAVIDSON Baltimore, Maryland ENS. WILLIAM H. NAYLOR Chicago, Illinois ENS. ROGER L. RUE .Mlentown. Pennsylvania ROSTER OF PERSONNEL ALABAMA EDMISON. Curtis J., Jr., FN Warrior HASKEW, Rov G., .SA .Mobile LEE, " D " " P, " BT3 Jackson OLDFIELD, Charles N.. S02 Huntsville ROBINSON. Harry L., SA Jefferson ROBINSON. Larry H., FA Jefferson ROWELL, Elbert J.. SA Mobile RYAN. Leo L., SN Bayou LaBatre WOODS, Bobby R.. BT3 Joppa ARIZONA ANDER.SON. George M.. MMl Fort Defiance DARSEY. William " S. " YNSN Tucson TANKERSLEY. Her ebell R.. BTFN Globe VILLELAS, Richard D., FA Tucson ARKANSAS AHRENS. Charles E., SM2 Stuttgart GASKILL. Robert L.. MMl Hunl--ville PEARSON. Wilson V., FTASN Lamar CALIFORNIA BARTLETT. Herman R., SMS Oakland CATTANAC, Charles C. SA Los Angeles CARTER. Gordon I... BT,3 Santa Rosa CROTEAU, Russell L.. FN Dov ney DELAMORTON, Howard F. B., R.MC Loris DICKSON, Richard E.. T.M3 Venice DILLARD. Richard D.. FT3 Inglewood DUNPHY. Walter H. Jr.. .SN Bakersfield GEARHART. Frank R., BTFN Watsonville GERMING, Edward F., .SA Oakland GRIFFIN. Dangle D.. ETR3 San Francisco HARPER, Richard R.. SDCA Los Angeles HENLEY. James R.. BTl Oroville HOLLAND. Ronnie B., SA Chula Vista HO.MKA, Stephen. G. I2 San Diego HOWARD, Henr C.. Jr.. 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William C, SN Davenport DODGE, Richard M., SN Clutier HUTTER, Joseph I., SM3 Dubuque MARTIN, Francis J., DC3 New Hampton SCHEENKLOTH, Fredric L, EMI Buffalo WOLF, Charles R., FT2 West Liberty LOUISIANA BYRD. Robert J., SA West Monroe EZELL, Julian A., FN Lake Charles NAUMANN. James E., SA Maneura REYNOLDS, Hilton D., PN3 Pineville MAINE WARREN, Robert T.. BM3 Rumford MASSACHUSETTS DAWSON. Roy R.. MM3 .Mho PHILLIPS. Elmer R.. RM3 Boston ST. JOHN. Richard L., EN2 Wareham . nCHIGAN ACKMOODY. Har.dd T.. SN .Ann Arbor BUCZKOW. ' KI. William J.. Jr., FA Rogers City CHARLTON. James D., FN Delroil HEINTZELMAN. Richard L. SN Grand Rapid- HOI.DORPH. John L.. FN Flint KOW LSKI. Lanny S.. SN ( rand Rapids I.OZON. Uirry D.. IR3 River Rougi- MILLER. " O- ' -E. " I n Battle Creek NUTAITIS. Kenneth E.. FA Detroit WALKER. Alfred J.. RM3 Mount Clemens MINNESOTA KI ' RERRA. Richard E.. FN Duluil) NUBBE. Robert L.. FA Minneapolis ROLAND. Melvdle W., SH2 Caledonia VIELE, Michael J.. 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