Eldorado (AGC 11) - Naval Cruise Book

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8 WILLIAM R. WATSON 638 Arthur Avenue Chula Vista, California IJ. 11 fiiij]pijjfi miQiVi rr 7115 1 5IDl)x]i]Dl) i]fifi-JJ onecMnd We ' d like to tell you a story: A story about a ship and the men who make it a ship. To some of us it is an oft repeated yarn which is always worth another spinning. To most of us, however, it is a story still untold with new pages even now being written. i¥uton«f 0 S f( i The story begins in the Brooklyn Navy Yard in 1944. There, on the 15th of August, a com- mission pennant snapped aloft and the watch was set for the first time aboard the U. S. S. ELDORADO. This was a new kind of ship . . . built for a new kind of war; designed to direct amphibious operations. Completing a seven thousand mile trip, the ELDORADO reported to Commander Amphib- ious Force, Pacific Fleet, at Pearl Harbor for duty as his flagship. Then came the practice, the seemingly endless rehearsals, for what each man knew would be the ship ' s first taste of battle. Already destined as that first battle was Iwo Jima, a pin-point of an island in a volcanic chain, the first actual Japanese territory to be invaded. i Having safely weathered the almost night- ly air attacks, and seeing its mission ac- complished, the command ship embarked for Okinawa and perhaps its most important job of " the war. This was to be the largest invasion yet attempted, and everyone knew the dangers involved in striking so close to the Japanses home islands. The American strategy in the Pacific made the seizure of Okinawa a virtual necessity. This island would provide a base for concentrated air attacks on Japan and would serve as a staging area for the ultimate .invasion of the enemy homeland. At dawn on Easter Simday, April 1, 1945, the assault began. During her stay at Okinawa the ELDORADO and the ships of her command mderwent 568 air attacks. Ehiring one of these attacks, a Kamikaze plane dove on the AGC- 11 and, missing it, plunged into the NEW MEXICO. In 47 days of battle, eight crew members were seriously wounded and the ship was credited with downing several Japanese aircraft. The ELDORADO ' S job well done. Admiral Turner handed his command over to Admiral Hill and on the 18th of May, the ship em- barked for the Philippines. In Manila, the officers and crew received word of the Jap- anese surrender and thus ends the first phase of our story. After several tours of duty in the Orient as a temporary flagship, the ELDORADO look part in three major amphibious training op- erations. The first of these was operation " Miki " in the Hawaiian area, after which the ship reported to the Atlantic Fleet for partici- pation in operation " Portrex " at Vieques Island in the Carribean. After the last operation, " Demon Three " , off the California coast, the ELDORADO reported to Pearl Harbor for gen- eral overhaul. The AGC-U returned to San Diego on the 19th of August, 1950 for recreation and leave and to provision the ship. Then, unex- pectedly receiving orders for the Far East, the ship embarked Rear Admiral L. A. Thackrey, USN, and his staff, recalled all men from leave, loaded emergency stores, and on the 28th of August got underway for sea. Eighteen days later she steamed into the harbor at Inchon, Korea to begin, with your help, the current chapter of the story of the U. S. S. ELDORADO (AGC-U). COMMANDER AMPHIBIOUS GROUP THREE UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET FLEET POST OFFICE SAN FRANCISOO. CALIFORNIA 20 March 1951 To the Off leer 8 and Hen of the ELDQR4D0 and Staff, AjBphlblotiB Group THREE} Far the paat alz Bantha thla ahlp and-ataff have been operating in anpport of the Ihaited Nations Forces fighting In Korea. This duty has called for endurance, courage and deter- ftlnatlon. The wholehearted aanner in which the ship ' s coo any and staff, with little thought of themselves, hare responded to this challenge has been a source of great satisfaction to ne It shows elearlj that we still have the high purpose and stamina which has aade the United States a great nation. We must continue to preserve and use our great qualities to the fullest if we are to be the victors in this our greatest struggle. Your perfornance during the last six Months has earned w sincere appreciation and deep respect. I have coBq; lete confidence that you will eaerge frcfli any future challenge as you have from those of the past - victoriously. With sincere regards, L. A. THACKREY Bear AdHlral, U.S. Navy, CoBBander Amphibious Group THREE REAR ADMIRAL L. A. THACKREY Commander Amphibious Group THREE 1 U. S. ELDORADO AGC-Il t-C A. .tL f-ee, " 2 i-Ztoyf fAO 2 GL . »- CAPTAIN J. B. STEFANAC, USN Commanding Officer USS ELDORADO CAPTAIN R. M. MORRIS Chief of Staff LIEUTENANT J. S. OLLER. JR. Aide and Flag Secretary B H » J K N A ' K iw:- ly - ' ' . B 5 3 |? -i " LJJ I im Ml T ' M 1 1 CAPTAIN W. T. JENKINS Assistant Chief of Staff LIEUTENANT R. P. UMBEL Aide and Flag Lieutenant lir ' ■HtiSi«;-i- ' , g j , » ,i„J U0t SHIP ' S COMPANY COMMANDER I. J. DAVENPORT Executive Officer COMMANDER H. E. PUMP - Dental Officer COMMANDER J. F. CHACE Medical Officer LIEUTENANT J. D. DODGE Engineer Officer LIEUTENANT A. M. BOTHNE First Lieutenant LIEUTENANT C.R.LEE Supply Officer LIEUTENANT N. J. SMITH Navigator LIEUTENANT R. J. HOLMES Chaplain Ship ' s Officers Ship ' s Chief Petty Officers Chief Petty Officers Mess USS Eldorado (AGC-1 1) Inchon, Korea Christmas Day 1950 MCK DEFT •%Ci J « . k u« -7 y FIRST DIVISION . Rigging the Net. Painting the Wildcat. 5 3 % f fit r?f 4 f rf f SECOND DIVISION Climbing the Boom! Away Boat Two! Weaving a Mat! T " DIVISION 20 mm. CLIPPING ROOM Greasing the Breech. Piping the Side. NAVIGATION DEPARTMENT • iO ' A ' N " DIVISION . II ? Sending by Semaphore! Painting the Bridge! Flag Hoist The Helmsman The Chart House « IL f f | f 4ifS J J ' f f.ft ; ' f •] " DIVISION Plotting Aircraft Air Search! Tracking Surface Craft! 1M : Nw ' Xv ' • ' C " DIVISION •--J Radio Monitoring! Beach Control ' D " DIVISION I Master-at-Arms The Lucky Bag ' G " DIVISION Exec ' s Office Kopy Kamera Kats Quiet! Draftsmen at work? Off-Set Printing on Board the Eldorado. Photo Lab Crew ENGINEERING p 1 V V ' • ? V- v ' V y i I " A " DIVISION Boring, Isn ' t it? i ' A In Action. H, How ' s Your Timing? iision Putting on the Pressure! ?ftf iif f ft ». ' " E " DIVISION I ! i Battery Check-up! Is it Generating? 411 ■■■ ' M- Miah ' ■ ' i r ►f-t- ' H f " lL M " DIVISION Setting the Torch Boilermen Four Securing Valves Underway .4. f ' t ■ ' ' ' ' ' ' " b ' 0- y ' r • • ■ - ' R " DIVISION Which Mustache has the Toni? Hot Rod Measuring Fuel 4 ' T " DIVISION Sick — Sugar Peter Trouble Shooter Radio Repair hjf ' SUPPLY L ' U ' S-1 " DIVISION i N » - . ' j»j « 8aB»a Gedunk What ' s Cookin ' ? Everything Comes out I Just a Trim WHERE ShOU;,!. I START?? ' ' ' S-2 " DIVISION Patten ' Down Setting Pretty MEDICAL - I. ' H " DIVISION Shot in the Arm ' Open a Little Wider! " t ' 4mr v 4 i A ' Find Anything, Doc? ' FLAG f msk j I ,? i iiii iT.nii LTJG ENSIGN LCDR CDR Flag Officers I I ( " ff «s - Sii ; S, , » k«dLiaijB«. (»»..to n4iK ji i£i L± L.L LZ L :l -i . t f f t f t4ifiTt.t,r»r;f i FLAG " A " DIVISION Intelligence | i m ' Admiral ' s Orderly speaking, Sir. Flag Marines and Army Personnel 1 . wr- •5saf.. 1-L LA .J • i ; • • ; • i " f " ji- . FLAG " B " DIVISION " Roger " Public Information Office m g ! f ! ' f? ' ? i iM a fei.f I V If Cross Han SEOUL TAKEN: NAVY READY TO SAVE Gh FLAG PERSONNEL OFFICE TACRON aj.A - ■ .- 5. I ' -if t wt I i i Tactical Air Control Squadron Three Officers ' Aye Aye, Sir ' Checking Getting a Briefing P " " " Vs ' v: r ' ' ' ■T v S TACRON DIVISION Busy as Beavers J mmn JJ JiUDJ) 2 ' d QSL mQ - i m i mQ jjj Jiimjfjj]. PUS AN TAEQHON npfi in it ii. m KcAoH OHclut The amphibious Iccnding at Inchon will stand out as one of the. most brilliantly planned and executed operations in the Korean war. As usual, when something big is brewed in the realm of " put- ting them on the beach " , the ELDORADO was on the job. A violent typhoon, which was avoided by rerouting, made the " EL " a latecomer to the show. However, when she reached the scene, the ship and her flag soon brought their weight to bear at Inchon. The USS MOUNT McKINLEY had been designated by Commander of Task Force 90 as the command ship for the opera- tion but the ELDORADO was ready for important standby duties. The ship was in a " ready " condition with all air-naval gunfire circuits maiuied. In case of damage to the MOUNT McKINLEY, the ELDORADO was prepared to leap into the breech and take over the command responsibilities. Fortunately, such an action did not become necessary and Commander Amphibious Group Three was chosen to coordinate control and execution of unloading during initial phases of the activities at Inchon. On D-day plus one, September 16, Rear Admiral Thackrey and members of his staff went ashore to locate, with the cooperation of other Army and Navy commanders, suitable beaches for landing and imloading LCM ' s, LSU ' s and the mammoth LST ' s. On September 17th the Admiral estabUshed his headquarters ashore at the foot of Charlie Pier on Yellow Beach. The task of clearing away sunken boats and other wreckage from the harbor and marking navigational hazards was soon carried into effect. When this was accomplished, a well geared schedule was estab- lished to allow the beaching and retracting of LST ' s at regular high tide periods. On September 21st, Joint Task Force Seven was dissolved and Commander Seventh Fleet assumed command of the Naval forces supporting our ground troops in the area. From this time until her departure on the 11th of October, the ELDORADO and her command continued to supervise the logistical unloading operation. In spite of natural and inherent difficulties, the only delay in the unloading was caused by extremely rough weather. Its initial duties in the United States action completed, the ELDORADO set her course for Pusan and Wonsan. The chip ' s eventual destination was Iwon, stage for the next chapter of the AGC-11 story. " i IX - ' tTt .. " , iTij, ■ ' • »; ' ' r0 • » .- , 45;V " f -« , " The Tide f2 y . % £ t « . - «.,%i.j» i„fcLJi j L .j. .. ' IxJ ; 3Jf? ' .- : iC , The Tidal Basin k T 4 f r fir 1 .. tt j ts: ' . ? :; ,7 W.S " ■•-«■ So Wolmi-do W I J " ' Y ' ' J: ' ■ ,, 1 Prisoners of War Council of War " m ?-; n 1 Tragedy of War )wcH omMh The ELDORADO anchored in the harbor at Iwon, Korea on the 28th of October, 1950, while United Nations forces continued to roll northward on the Korean peninsula. Commander Amphibious Group THREE sent ashore a Naval beach party which in- cluded twenty of the ELDORADO ' s enlisted personnel, members of the Seventh In- fantry Division, and Underwater Demolition Team Three. Their task was to inspect the beaches and locate suitable sites for supply dumps and troop staging areas. After the anchorage area had been checked for the presence of magnetic mines, the tremendous operation of off-loading the Seventh Infantry was begun. Un- loading during the landing at Iwon was made hazardous by the heavy swells which caused damage to cargo ships and to landing ships alongside. Because of these swells, lines on the ships in the harbor were undergoing unusually heavy strain and, in many cases, had parted. On November 2nd, Rear Admiral Thackrey sent an emergency re- quest to Commander Naval Forces, Far East, in Tokyo for additional supplies of line. This seemingly minor condition might have caused the serious delay or even the failure of our landing at Iwon. The " Green Beach " patrol boat and the harbor control and picket boat were sup- plied and manned by officers and crewman of the ELDORADO. During the activity at Iwon, Tactical Air Control Squadron Three aboard the ship was providing close air support for the Seventeenth Regimental Combat Team near Pungsan. Other valuable services were provided by the AGC-11 and her men. On November 13th, several mer- chant ships reported that because of the heavy swells, they were sustaining serious damage from LSTs alongside. Men from the " El " ingeniously contrived fenders from railroad ties and prevented further heavy damage. Six Koreans, one a child, were taken aboard and placed in sick bay for treat- ment of gunshot wounds. The child soon came to be called " Chu Chu " by the crew and was thoroughly " spoiled " as only bluejackets know how. When he departed from the ship, it was with candy and other gifts from the crew members. On November 7th a minor tragedy befell the men of the ELDORADO. The laun- dry was put " out of action " by a broken sprocket on the washing machine. Before repairs were effected, there was mild trepidation among the officers and crew. The " old timers " regaled the " youngsters " with tales of how they washed their clothes in buckets in the good old days. ELDORADO resourcefulness came into play, however, and the broken part was welded even before a replacement arrived. The promise of laundry again and the generally good mail delivery gave a healthy boast to morale. November 12th brought the first evidence of the rugged North Korean winters. The men of the ELDORADO awoke to a heavy snow storm which was accompanied by below-freezing temperatures. " Long Johns " were broken out for the deck force and boat crews. Some men admired the snow covered scenery; others put on more clothing and said nothing. On the 14th of November, the AGCll got underway once again. After a one day pause at Hungnam, where the temperature was as low as 15 degrees and the mid-watch set a " new record " for coffee consumption, ELDORADO weighed anchor for Kobe, Japan. Having negotiated the difficult Shimonoseki Straits, the officers and men of the " El " soon saw Kobe on the horizon and with it their long awaited rest and recreation. After liberty for the crew and minor repairs to the ship, she got underway for Yokosuka, arriving on the 23rd of November. At Yokosuka, Rear Admiral Thackrey assumed the duties of Senior Officer Present Afloat. Because of unfavorable military conditions in Korea, ELDORADO was alerted on the 27th of November and all leave and liberty was cancelled. On November 30th, the ship left Yokosuka for Sasebo. While she was at sea, however; orders were re- ceived to proceed directly to Inchon, Korea. Another important assignment was in store for the ELDORADO. rp i ft4»t.t- ' Frogmen " Iwon Beachhead ' iH.,». ■ K; Selecting the Beach • I: af t ■ ' ,.« «S« ' K»X« ' - - ' ' .t-jfi fflhfc •«fti. %■ -- .- k-l. -a.. ' , rl. " " W:m - vt- . ,.Hft L; ' ■ -- " " " N i, , • . Ml lit i-Ak. " ' ' S .. M i • ..- " Chu Chu ' amm . Arriving at Inchon on the 4th of December, ELDORADO re- embarked Commander Amphibious Group THREE. Admiral Thockrey had flown to Pusan for important conferences relative to the planned redeployment in the Inchon-Seoul area. The Admiral, as Command- er Task Group 90.1 with ELDORADO as his flagship, was designated to direct numerous important phases of the operation. The 37 days which the AGO- 11 spent at Inchon were alert, busy days for the ship and its various units aboard. Close air sup- port for the Eighth Army and fighter protection for Inchon and the area within a 35 mile radius of the city were directed by ELDORADO. The conmiand executed the tactical relocation of aircraft carriers while Kimpo airfield remained in the United Nations hands. On December 18th ELDORADO assumed the responsibility for directing Naval gunfire support. Once again, the task of loading men, vehicles, and supplies was taken up. The loading was conducted with maxi- mum efficiency, in spite of the shortages of labor and trucks. Steps were taken to expedite the evacuation of political refugees, such as ROK recruits, government workers and officials, and their families. . .|l j During the entire operation, the ELDORADO ' s Supply Department ' J BT I H worked overtime sending supplies and provisions to other ships. While carrying Admiral Thackrey ashore for a conference, the Captain ' s gig struck a submerged object and began to sink. The quick-acting boat crew transferred all valuable equipment to another boat and the Admiral was rowed ashore in an Army boat. Eventually, the gig was recovered with relatively little damage. The ELDORADO ' S officers invited the officers of HMS KENYA for a dinner party aboard the AGC-11. Naturally, the " El ' s " officers were determined to put their " best foot forward " and the gleaming silverware and snowy white linen were laid out. However, the KEN- -m- ' r-m ■ officers arrived late because of a faulty boat engine and just f ?%■ ° ° delicious steak dinner was being served, a " flash red " was ' i- Yt " sounded. The officers returned to their steaks to find them considerably ' S ' colder and older. Then, during the movie which followed dinner, J |l ' °s another alert. " The best laid plans of mice and men . . . " On December 15th, Seaman Apprentice Thurman Johnson, a member of boat crew eight, was lost in line of duty. This was our first loss in the Korean campaign and was felt deeply by all hands. December 19th brought aboard Santa Clous in the form of 78 bags of mail. Gleefully, men read and reread long awaited letters and Christmas cards from loved ones at home. Christmas day, with the ELDORADO anchored off Wolmi Do I Island, was opened with a midnight mass and carols by the ship ' s ' . " hoi " - During the day. Chaplain Holmes and the choir went ashore I! o ox . orphanage at Inchon. There, they distributed .to the orphans gifts donated by the " El ' s " crew. Chaplain Holmes also conducted a baptism ceremony for a Korean infant. On December 31st the ELDORADO took aboard Surgical Team I Eight to help " welcome in the New Year " . Nine days later, the ship was underway for Yokosuka, Japan. After two-day stops at Taechon and Pusan, the AGC-Il once again set her course through Japan ' s eastern coastal waters. On the 15th of January, 1951, the ELDORADO tied up at drydock 6 in the Yokosuka Naval Base. The " EI " had travelled thousands of miles and performed her duties well; now she and her men were ready for some well earned relaxation and diversion. Refugees tfimw- Setting the Charge » -i» ■ Destruction of Inchon Railroad Yards Oil Dump Goes Up ■?M ' Vai- -iMWB The Watch CHURCH CALL Christmas Morn Catholic Choir Bible Class Protestant Choir Chaplain ' s Yoeman Father Holmes Gifts for the Orphans 4 ..- j|M t ' 1 J iK i " i j " " " ' f ' y fd 1 ;m WW ; | i U M ! siite H ' . 1 K. V St. Paul ' s Orphanage, Inchon, Korea K TH maniOMt Ihmman R. Johnson Seaman Apprentice Albuquerque, New Mexico Missing in the line of duty Inchon, Korea Born— September 6, 1930 Missing — December 15, 1950 y Oifto cmt SltS aiinmj f j im M ezt i}in oEcct- mm.: r A r .e • " •,« - wSl LIBERTY CALL wfjfinmmmt-- iSenttf IK a, iaK One of the most talked about suJajects in the Navy is the liberty in foreign ports. But whenever there ' s one of our crew in the jam session we ' ll be well represented because ELDORADO men are privilged to have visited some of the most famous lib- erty haunts in the Far East. Scenic tours, special liberties, and three day passes to rest camps were included in the recreational program immediately after entering Japanese ports. Ask one Navy man what impressed him the most and he ' ll answer, " Mt. Fuji " . . . ask another and he ' ll tell you, " the polite- ness and gracefulness of the Japanese " ; but all will admit worthy of conversation such liberty spots as Kobe, Kyoto, Tokyo, Kama- kura, and Yokohama. Returning from Korean waters for the first time after two months duty, the ELDORADO made its first liberty in Kobe, a port that not oflly carries the spice of a trading center but also retains much of the old Japanese customs. For those who fancied a day-long tour while in Kobe, Kyoto filled their every wish. Often called the " Classic City " , Kyoto represents the civilization of " old " Japan in architecture and ciis- loms. Its ancient prestige is still preserved in that Emperors con- tinue to be enthroned at its old Imperial Palace. For once the Navy did not use LCMs and LCVPRs to hit the beach as their personal cameras captured the vivid pictures of many ancient relics found there. Yokosuka was the ELDORADO ' S longest visited port. It was here that special liberties were granted and continuous parties left the ship bound for famous Japanese resorts. Probably the most scenic resort visited by Eldorado men was Kanaya Hotel at Nikko. Lakes, waterfalls, and some of Japan ' s oldest temples were accessible to the Navy men. North of Nikko found another group of ELDORADO men visiting the beautiful Mampei svunmer resort at lofty Karuizawa. Despite being 3,200 feet above sea level the Navy felt quite at home at the famed resort known for its perfect golf course and its annual tennis tournaments. Meanwhile, for those who yearned for a metropolitan at- mosphere, there was Tokyo, the focal point of the Japanese nation. Besides the Emperor ' s palace groimds and the Dai-Ichi Building, there were many parks, shrines, and statues to be seen before one could say that he had toured Tokyo. In addition the fabulous Ginza mercantile center and the several excellent servicemen ' s clubs attracted a host of bluejackets. Dispite the attraction that Toyko afforded, there were those who were lured to stately Kamakura, the site of the Daibutsu, con- sidered to be one of the largest bronze statues in the world. Look- ing at this Great Buddha one fully realized— THIS IS JAPAN. The " Cherry Temple " Kobe. Japan Inside View Earthquake Memorial, Tokyo, Japan 1 f» 0- Hi- , The Daibutsu (Great Budda) Kamakura. Japan Getting Acquainted Monument of the Unknown Soldier, Tokyo, Japan One of the Landmarks in Tokyo H- — fr ■ " »-«». Checking In Registering Dining Evening Entertainment at Mampei Hotel ■ .«E-» i A Touch of the WesI — in the Far East On your Mark, Get Set, Oops! Down the Hatch 5? M ■ l-ll— H-I |-I |— LJ-l -l - | .-».-l ll »» l »tl » » " i. ' " « ■ ' » " ' ' " " ) yy y } W j j y A ' A yyA Vyy ' ' MyA ! ' M m I - ' ..I ii.iiniMJiiiPMlli 175th Anniversary — United States Marines Iwon, Korea i ' v Flycatchers GQ Stations Loading Drill « General Quarters A Fire Fighters School, Yokosuka, Japan Admiral ' s Inspection ll Prepared Boats A 5 wB frs5 ... Visiting Very I mportant P ersons VICE ADMIRAL I. N. KILAND REAR ADMIRAL L. A. THACKREY BRIG. GEN. I. J. TWITTY Left to Right— CAPTAIN J. B. STEFANAC CAPTAIN ELLORY BRIG. GEN. J. J. TWITTY REAR ADMIRAL L. A. THACKREY BRIG. GEN. T. BRODIE, BRITISH BRIGADE CAPTAIN R. M. MORRIS REAR ADM. A. K. MOREHOUSE anc REAR ADM. L. A. THACKREY LT. GEN. M. B. RIDGWAY Commanding General ESghth Anny MAI. GEN. D. G. BARR CAPT. R. M. MORRIS BRIG. GEN. AND MRS. E. D. POST Commanding General Yokohama Conmiand Korean Natives 4I »1? ..-r ' T ' T- " " g Am. T I tuM ' r CARE yWW MUCHTHE CtCW WlLLENiOY IT GET iT OUT OF THAT BOAT ! nuUe Sm Sta Photographic and Printing Officer-in-Charge LTJG Carl V. Ragsdale, USNR Editor R. E. Miller Layout Editor D. T. Murphy Staff Artist B. A. Brewster Cover by B. A. Brewster History and War Copy S. C. Hirschman Liberty Call Copy and Layout R. Pagan PHOTOGRAPHERS O. F. Martin J. E. Thomas W. M. Black K. E. Bumpus V. C. Mitchell H. W. Story F. E Fecser J. E. Conrad C. L. White W. D. Sedgewick D. 0. Root Printer-in-Charge W. R. Watson with the cooperation of the Print Shop Lithographer-in-Charge S. E. Hadden with the cooperation of the Cartographic Shop We acknowledge the full cooperation of the Officers and men of the USS Eldorado, Staff, Commander Amphibious Group Three, and Staff, Com- mander, Tactical Air Control Squadron Three, in making this book. Acknowledgment is given for the use of all Official U. S. Navy Photo- graphs used in this publication. FINANCIAL AND EDITORIAL COMMITTEE LT. C. Macbeth, Jr., USNR, ' Chairman JT. J. DeEuIis, USNR LTJG C. V. Ragsdale, USNR All photographs, copy, and layout composition approved and released for publication 25 March, 1951 by: Captain J. B. Stefanac, U. S. Navy Commanding Officer, USS Eldorado (AGC-11) aa Sea TUt c iiU ■ it !▼• ' " 1 t i JS! " " %! ' ' V i Know D?s C ti ' W yn M£ss coo (s( ' I)olJr chR ' Old Sailors Never Die . . They Just Sail Away

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