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5 YEARS OF READI SS
Th L d'n Ship Dock USS CARTER HALL QLSD-33 is different from most United States
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Navy ships because she can ballast down like a submarine, open her stern gate, aid flooid
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her 395-foot well deck with up to 10 feet of water. This enables the ship to ernbar W
variety of craft, amphibious vehicles, and general war mateI'ia1S.
After her commissioning in September 1943 in Oakland, California, CARTER HALL was
called immediately into the great World War II Amphibious Operations in the Pacific.
In 1944 she fought in the battles of New Borneo, New Guinea, and Morotai Islandg and won
battle stars in the Admiralty Islands Campaign, and the invasions of Guam and Leyte.
Then she transported vital cargo in the amphibious assaults on the Islands of Balikpapan,
Borneo, and Hollandia.
CARTER HALL was decommissioned after the war, but was recommissioned in 1951 and
sent to Norfolk, Virginia. In 1955 she returned to WESTPAC duties and Arctic operations.
During the next few years CARTER HALL took part in Operations Surfboard, Skijump,
Jolly Roger, Mount Out, and Greenlight. The largest Amphibious Operation since World
War II, Operation Tulugan, conducted by Seato in 1962, was CARTER HALL'S next major
commitmentg she then proceeded to Bankok, Thiland, to backload U.S. Marines who had
been sent to assist the Thai government in combating communist infiltration.
Late in 1962 CARTER HALL transited the Panama Canal to meet the crisis created by
the Cuban confrontation, and steamed off Cuba until Soviet missels were removed.
Operations Dull Knife and Yellow Bird gave CARTER HALL continued opportunities to
demonstrate her flexibility by landing cargo via helicopter, and moving a 222-ton dredge
from Subic Bay to Guam.
Through the long years of the Viet Nam conflict CARTER HALL has repeatedly demon-
strated the spirit of her motto "always ready". In 1964 she participated in Operation
Backpack with the U.S. Marines: in 1965 she ballasted down over 200 times in perform-
ance of amphibious lifts, salvage of USS FRANK KNOX, and Da Nang Boat Haven-duties.
In 1966 she steamed over 5,000 miles each month, carrying troops and vital war materi-
als throughout the combat zone and was commended by COMSEVENTHFLT for partici-
pation in the ten day around the clock Da Nang-Dong Ha shuttle in support of combat
forces in the DMZ.
CARTER HALL through the periscope of USS SARGO SSN-583 ' --
during WESTPAC transit in May 1968. 4 y Off Molokal' Hawau'
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EXEC TIVE OF ICER
LCDR PETER C. BENNETT
United States Naval Academy Graduate
USS WALKER fDDE-5173 Chief Engineer during Quemey-Matsu Crisis
USS FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT Fire Control Officer, Assistant Communications Officer
during Lebanon Crisis
Lockheed Missels and Space Company, Special Projects and Public Affairs Officer
USS WASHBURN KAKA-1087 First Lieutenant during Cuban Confrontation and Viet Nam
Naval War College, Naval Command Staff and Student
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On 1 May 1968, after Amphibious Operations in Hawaii and an extensive yard period, CARTER
HALL sailed from Long Beach for Da Nang, RVN, carrying a full load of amphibious craft.
For nearly eight months CARTER HALL has steamed an average of 4,000 miles each month
Carrying troops, ammunition, general cargo vehicles, amphibious crafts and boats throughout
the Western Pacific in direct support of the Viet Nam War effort. Included in the troops were
RVN Naval River Assault Groups and U.S. Army and Marine Companies.
In September and October CARTER HALL operated with Amphibious Ready Group Alfa in
Operation Swift Persuit off the Viet Nam Demilitarized Zone.
On September 18, CARTER HALL celebrated the 25th anniversary of her first Commission.
The crew took time off from their demanding schedule to wish their "Proud Lady" a Happy
CARTER HALL revisted Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Yokosuka this cruise, and also
enjoyed dipping southward below the Equator to indoctrinate all hands in the ways of King
Neptune and Davy Jones.
All members of the crew who served aboard during the entire deployment earned the Viet
Nam Service Medal with Campaign Star, and the Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal.
1 May to 16 December 1968 has been a memorable cruise and an addition to CARTER HALL'S
25 years of readiness of which all hands may be proud.
The CARTER HALL Plantation, our namesake, was built by Nathaniel Burwell between 1792
and 1800 in Clarke County, Virginia.
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