Eldorado (AGC 11) - Naval Cruise Book

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. i ' u f l — M m •r " " T .-i : WESTERN PACIFIC -,- : ' ji ' l . Mi (i% i T tf M v ..„M .a " -- :. C: j) -fe INMEMORIAM. LT JOHN ALLEN PETTY, USN JULY 4, 1932 - MARCH 26, 1968 BM3 TERRY R. MURRAY, USN NOVEMBER 21, 1946 - MARCH 2, 1968 BM3 DANIEL C. SPELLMAN, USN JULY 22, 1946 - MARCH 1, 1968 " Every man ' s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore, never send to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee. " John Donne m TABLE OF CONTENTS O DEDICATION 2 SHIP ' S HISTORY 5 CAPTAIN FOWLER 6 CAPTAIN WAHL 8 ADMIRAL LACY 10 ADMIRAL ROSENBERG 12 CAPTAIN O ' NEILL 14 COMMANDER WISEMAN 16 PRE-CRUISE 18 REFRESHER TRAINING 19 FAMILY DAY CRUISE 20 SEA CADETS 22 FOURTH OF JULY 24 LIFE AT SEA 26 ARRIVAL WEST PAC 28 SHIP ' S COMPANY 29 BABIES 99 CHAPLAIN ' S PAGE 100 COMPHIBGRU III 101 PORTS OF CALL 113 CROSSING THE LINE 150 RESCUE OF PATROL CRAFT 154 [ARRIVAL SAN DIEGO 156 ' CRUISE BOOK STAFF 160 ELDORADO was commissioned as an Amphibious Force Flagship on August 25, 1944. Launched as SS MONSOON by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, she was transferred to the Navy four months later and was converted by Bethlehem Steel Corporation. As flagship for Commander Amphibious Force, Pacific Fleet, ELDORADO participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945. From 1945 to 1950, ELDORADO served as flagship for amphibious commanders in the Pacific and, on two occasions, as flagship for Commander, Naval Forces, Western Pacific. During the Korean conflict, ELDORADO participated in the Inchon invasion. She also participated in Operation BIG SWITCH, the transfer of Chinese and North Korean prisoners of war from POW camps to Inchon for their repatriation. The ship saw a variety of duties during the late 1950 ' s: as flagship for command- ers in both Eastern and Western Pacific, and on two occasions in 1956 and 1957 as a participant in Arctic supply operations in support of the Air Defense Early Warning Stations. During the 1962 Cuban crisis, the ship com- pleted an eight-week deployment to the Caribbean. Since the Tonkin Gulf incident in 1964, ELDORADO has been deployed at least part of every year participating in amphibious operations off the coast of Vietnam. In 1967 the ship ' s per- formance in twelve operations in Vietnam earned her the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the first ship so honored. ELDORADO currently holds the Battle Efficiency " E " with hash mark for two consecu- tive years as best ship of her type in the Pacific Fleet. If CAPT RICHARD E. FOWLER, JR., USN COMMANDING OFFICER 27 AUGUST 1967 -10 OCTOBER 1968 6 Captain Richard E. Fowler, Jr. , though born in New Orleans, lived most of his early years in Houston, Texas and entered the navy as an aviation cadet in June, 1942 while a student at Rice University. He was commissioned in June, 1943. During his first two years of active duty, he served in Fighter Squadron Fifteen on board the USS ESSEX during the Marshall, Palau, and Philippine campaigns in the Pacific. Following World War II he served in various shore billets at Dahlgren, Va. , Tulane University in New Orleans, and the Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas. In 1950 Captain Fowler reported to Fighter Squadron Thirty-two and deployed on board the USS LEYTE to the Mediterranean. Upon commencement of hostilities in Korea, his carrier was sent half way around the world to support United Nations operations in Korea. Subsequent assignments during the early 1950 ' s included the Naval Air Advanced Training Command at Corpus Christi, Texas, and the carrier USS KEARSARGE as Conibat Information Center and Carrier Control Approach Officer . He served with Heavy Attack Squadron Nine in the Atlantic Fleet for two years starting 1957, and then reported for a tour of duty with the office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Captain Fowler became Commanding Officer of Heavy Attack Squadron Four at the Naval Air Station, Whidbey Island, Wash, in 1961, and then Commander, Carrier Air Group One on board the USS FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT in 1962. In 1964 he reported aboard as Executive Officer of the aircraft carrier USS INDEPENDENCE. Prior to assuming command of the USS ELDORADO (LCC-11), Captain Fowler served two years as Commander Reconnaissance Attack Wing One at the Naval Air Station in Sanford, Florida. His decorations include the Navy Cross, Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with three stars, Air Medal with thirteen stars. Presidential Unit Citation with star, Philippine Presidential Unit Citation with star, and Korean Presidential Unit Citation with star. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Military Studies from the University of Maryland, the Navy General Line School at Monterey, California; the Armed Forces Staff College at Norfolk, " Va. ; and the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. Captain Fowler and his wife, the former Miss Jean Ray of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, and their six children, Carolyn, Pamela, Richard, Elizabeth, Deborah, and Thomas reside at Bonita, California. AM: .ISWi •» . , H jo CAPT CLYDE F. WAHL, USN COMMANDING OFFICER 10 OCTOBER, 1968 8 Captain Clyde F. Wahl was born and raised in New Jersey. He entered the hav in January 1942 as a seaman recruit. After serving as an instructor in aviation ordnance until May 1943, he was assigned to USS INDEPENDENCE (CLV-22) where he ad- vanced to Aviation Ordnanceman Second Class. After acceptance in the V-12 program, Captain Wahl attended Cornell University and received his commission at the Midshipman School, Columbia University. Upon commissioning in July 1943, he reported to USS AMSTERDAM (CL-101). Before returning to Cornell University for further training in September 1946, he served in USS SAN JUAN (CLAA-54) and USS PRINCETON (CV-37). His training continued at the General Line School and Submarine School, from which Captain Wahl graduated in December 1948. After earning his dolphins, Captain Wahl served in various billets in USS QUEEN- FISH (SS-393), USS BASHAW (SS-241), COMSUBRON TWELVE, USS GREENFISH (SS-351), USS PICKEREL (SS-524), and as Assistant Chief of Staff for Communica- tions, COMSUBPAC. He attended U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Command Com- munications from August 1953 to June 1954. In February 1959, Captain Wahl took command of USS DIODON (SS-349) and from March 1961 until January 1963, he served in the Office of the Chief of Naval Opera- tions in the Submarine Communications and Fleet Operations and Readiness Section. From January 1963 to May 1964 he was a member of the U.S. Multilateral Force Negotiating Team, and the Military Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO. Captain Wahl next served as Executive Officer, USS ORION (AS- 18) and then reported to the Naval Communication Command for duty as Assistant Commander for Operations and Readiness and Head, Naval Communications System. He assumed command of USS ELDORADO (LCC-11) during the WESTPAC deployment in October 1968. Captain Wahl participated in the Wake Island, Rabaul, Tarawa, and Marcus Island campaigns during World War II. The Captain and his wife, the former Ann B. Lewis of San Diego, and their children reside at 5141 Campanile Drive, in San Diego. RADM PAUL L LACY, USN COMMANDER, AMPHIBIOUS GROUP THREE 10 Rear Admiral Paul Lindsay Lacy, Jr. was born in Dallas, Texas on August 2, 1920, son of Paul L. and Martha Jane Lacy. He attended Forest Avenue High School and later Southern Methodist University, both in Dallas, prior to his appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. After receiving his commission as Ensign, he was assigned to USS CLEVELAND (CL-55) and saw action in the invasion of North Africa and in numerous engagements in the South Pacific. After completing his tour in CLEVELAND, he attended Sub- marine School at New London, Connecticut, and on completion was assigned as gun- nery officer of USS SEA CAT (SS-399), participating in four war patrols and winning the Navy Commendation Medal for distinguished performance during one of these patrols. Detached from SEA CAT in June 1946, Rear Admiral Lacy attended the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School and then the University of California receiving a Master of Science Degree in Applied Physics from the latter. He then reported to USS BAYA (SS-318) to serve as Executive Officer. Rear Admiral Lacy has also served as Com- manding Officer, USS ENTEMEDOR (SS-340), USS GUITARRO (SS-363), USS PICKEREL (SS-524), and USS ETHAN ALLEN (SSBN-608). Selected for Rear Admiral in June 1966, he assumed command of U.S. Naval Support Activity, Danang, Republic of Viet Nam the following year, receiving the Distinguished Service Medal for service at that facility. He took command of Amphibious Group THREE in May 1968. In addition to the Distinguished Service Medal and the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Star, Rear Admiral Lacy has received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon; the American Defense Medal; American Campaign Medal; European-African- Middle Eastern Campaign Medal; World War II Victory Medal; Navy Occupation Medal; National Defense Medal; China Service Medal; Philippines Liberation Medal; Vietnam Service Medal. Rear Admiral Lacy ' s official home is 6730 Tulip Lane, Dallas, Texas. He is married to the former Katherine Maile Kerley of Honolulu, Hawaii, and they have four children, William, Sheryl, Craig, and Jon. n RADM EDWIN M. ROSENBERG, USN COMMANDER, AMPHIBIOUS GROUP THREE 12 Edwin Miller Rosenberg was born in Moscow, Idaho on February 24, 1919 and entered the Naval Academy in 1938, graduating in 1941. Upon commissioning, he was assigned to the USS OMAHA (CL-4) and saw action in the South Atlantic Campaign. In 1944 he attended flight training and upon comple- tion served in PV squadrons in Lake City, Florida, and Beaufort, South Carolina. His next duty was aboard the USS RUDYERD BAY (CVE-81) as navigator. In 1947 he was retired after prolonged treatment at the U.S. Naval Hospitals in Chelsea and in Brooklyn. In 1948 he returned to active duty as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy until 1950. Pursuant to an act of Congress, he was restored to the active list of the Navy. He was then assigned as Executive Officer of the USS VOLEGESANG (DD-862), followed by tours as the Commanding Officer of the USS BLACKWOOD (DE-219), duty in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, and Commanding Officer of the USS GURKE (DD-783). Subsequently, he served as Operations Control Officer on Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet Staff, and as Administrative Aide to the Secre- tary of the Navy. In 1960 he attended the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, upon completion of which receiving orders to the Staff of Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet as head of the Strategic Plans Section. He was in Command of Destroyer Division 232 from September 1963 until August 1964, during which he spent six months in WESTPAC. Returning to staff duty, he then served as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations and Readiness to Commander, First Fleet until June 1966, when he assumed command of the USS CANBERRA (CAG-2). CANBERRA was the major gunfire support ship for SEVENTH FLEET from October 1966 through May 1967. In this capacity. Admiral Rosenberg commanded the Sea Dragon Task Group off North Vietnam. From September 1967 until December 1968, RADM. Rosenberg served on the Staff of Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet as Fleet Plans Officer, prior to reporting as Commander Amphibious Group Three, assuming command of all amphibious forces in SEVENTH FLEET. Rear Admiral Rosenberg is married to the former Christine Leland of Des Moines, Iowa. They have two sons, Eric and Edwin. 13 CAPT J.W. O ' NEILL, USN CHIEF OF STAFF 14 Captain J. W. O ' Neill was born October 24, 1918 in Newport, R.l. and enlisted in the Navy on June 27, 1936. He was serving as a quartermaster on the battleship WEST VIRGINIA on the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. The following day, he was transferred to USS SAN FRANCISCO, and participated in the unsuccessful attempt to relieve Wake Island, the raids on Salamaua and Lae, and in air actions of Bouganville . In September 1943, he was commissioned Ensign from Chief Quartermaster and, shortly following, reported to Solomons, Maryland, for amphibious training. In December 1943 he became Executive Officer of LST-60, and was deployed to England. On June 6, 1944 this ship was part of the assault force which struck Normandy and launched the invasion of France. In July 1945 he assumed command of LST-510 and was loading out for the Pacific when the war with Japan was ended. For the next two years he served as Administrative Assistant to Commander, Submarine Group Four of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. From June 1948 to June 1949, he attended the General Line Officers School in Newport, R.I., and then was trans- ferred to the USS AGERHOLM (DD-826) as Gunnery Officer. When the Korean Con- flict broke out, he was given command of the USS MURRELET (AM-372) and spent the next year conducting minesweeping, interdiction, shore bombardment, and flycatcher operations off the east coast of Korea. He received the Bronze Star during this period. His ship was struck by communist fire three times and was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation and two Presidential Unit Citations. After the Korean Conflict, he served with the Fleet Sonar School in San Diego, and as Commanding Officer, USS FORMOE (DE-509), and Commanding Officer, USS FLOYD B. PARKS (DD-884). With the coming of the Vietnam Conflict, he took command of the USS THOMASTON (LSD-28), and was involved in DECKHOUSE V and VI, receiving a silver star in lieu of another Bronze Star Medal. On May 8, 1968, he assumed duties as Chief of Staff, Commander. Amphibious Group Three. Other Medals and decorations include the Meritorious Unit Commendation, Good Conduct Medal (2), American Defense Medal with Fleet Clasp, American Theatre Medal, Korean Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal . Captain O ' Neill is married to the former Bertha E. Moore of Seattle, Washington and has three children: John W. , Jr. , 20, presently serving on active duty in the Air Force; Norah Ellen, 18; and Peggy Ann, 13. The family resides in Chula Vista, California. 15 CDR CHARLES H. WISEMAN, USN EXECUTIVE OFFICER 16 Commander Charles H. Wiseman attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, and received appointment to the United States Naval Academy in 1948. After earning a degree in Elec- trical Engineering, he was assigned to USS HALSEY POWELL (DD-686) where he saw action off the coast of Korea as a Damage Control Assistant and Deck Division Officer. In August 1954 he was transferred to USS HARRIS COUNTY (LST-551), and later to USS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY (LST-822), serving as Executive Officer in both ships. In June 1956, he took over as Main Battery Officer in USS CANBERRA (CAG-2) and from August 1958 to June 1960, he attended the United States Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he received a degree in Electronics Engineering. Commander Wiseman also served in the Scientific and Tech- nological Intelligence Section of the Office of Naval Intelligence, and as the Electronic Warfare Officer on the Staff, Commander, Second Fleet. In August 1963 he became the Executive Officer of the USS ALLEN M. SUMMER (DD-692). In February 1965 he assumed duties as head of the Antisubmarine Warfare Weapons System Section, Test and Evaluation Detachment, Key West, Florida. The Commander reported aboard ELDORADO as Executive Officer in January, 1968. 17 PRE-CRUISE i i i ..... . ' 1 Kl . . and painting. The time of scouring. . . REFRESHER TRAINING Friends of the Navy. . . . . are shown to the ship. , . fed at one of our famous cookouts. . . and appear to enjoy all of it. . , I I Mn$ . . family day cruise. A time for meeting shipmates renewing old acquaintances. And you, as chief weather guesser, predicted warm weather for today! Our Sea Cadets were told how. . . practiced how to do it. SEA CADETS , . and did it. . . i »1 mk and left us " saltier " than they arrived. » « X ft: The " long, last look " around at San Diego. . . GETTING UNDERWAY a kiss goodbye. . , . a look to remember " See you in eight months. " , . before friends . , gets breakfast from tlie XO. We ate. . . . , threw. . , launched. . . , . fired. % % 91 P La ij n| Ui I M . . ate more. . . lost kites. . . . . and awarded our Champ a trophy. Some of us study at sea. LIFE AT SEA and a few trap " sea bats " , . and some study home economics. . . secure for heavy seas. . , We train a lot. . . , . pick up debris. . . , ; STBBB8 tgg»J ' - . . read some. w recover the helo. watch for " mail buoys " . . . print the news. ARRIVAL WEST PAC ' ' ' ' ' ' j ! = : : " " " " " • lnliiS ' , We arrived. . , and made a few friends. secured the ship at pierside . . . 28 29 The all -important mailman. . . counseling service. ADMINISTRATION Day in, day out the typewriters and mimeographing machines of Administration toil endlessly. . . making entries in service records, preparing legal documents, developing educational material, writing and releasing news stories and promulgating the latest Plan of the Day or ELDORADO Instruction. Under the direction of the Executive Officer, the Administration Department is directly concerned with the details of the administration of the ship ' s procedures and policies. and the publisher of the " Novel of the Day. r ENS W.J. MATTHEWS YNC C. J. BRYSON QMCM N. H. OGDEN PNC R. A. BROOKS F, E. ATLEE P. DOBROOKE E. E. ELAM " Nice try with the shore duty, but. D. C. GOETZ L. P. HOTALING R. D. NASH p. O. PACHECO 9 HBI CfE G. PARANICH T. PRITCHETT D. RADCUFFE " We print that the Democrats won, collect our bets, then print a retraction. . . " " I was just taking inventory, Chief Honest. " C. L. SECHRIST D. SYLIVA L. TESKE L. E. WHITE " They want United Press or Associated Press. but not TASS! " COMMUNICATIONS The Communications Department is responsible for the trans- mission and reception of all messages, no matter by what means. In an LCC, the Communications Department is the main battery of the ship, CR Division has cognizance over the operation of the radios and their associated electronics and the administration of message traffic. CR Division ' s radio capability is almost equal to that of a major shore based communications center. CE Division is responsible for the maintenance of the ship ' s radios, radars and multitude of electronic equipments. CS Division is responsible for handling all forms of visual communications; flaghoists, semaphore and flashing light. " Let ' s see. ... part A goes around part B, then. LT J. F. GILHULY LTJG J. J. MAHONEY LTJG. T. M. RYAN LTJG A. ZARAS n ' -i CW02 F. A. PARTRIDGE LTJG J. A. FAWCETT ENS J. W. McCOWN LTJG G. L. YORK H Bi RMC W. E. MCCOWN RMC G. A. PEARCE RMCS G. E. WALKER RMC P. THORNBURG J. E. ABER R. ANDERSON H. R. BERWER O. CANTU r -- 1 L, P. CARROLL " We always have to listen to the program HE likes. " P. R. COTTING R. G. DAHL E. DELCAMBRE PR J. R. DRAPER W. S. EDEL R. ENGSTROM R. M. EVANS M. GEORGE S W. KING C. KINSEY Ik. I W. UNDSLEY D. R. MISHLER R. RUTLEDGE E. J. TAYLOR J. C. LO T J W. J. OWENS R, TAYLOR T. WILLLAMS J. T. WILLMON R. R. MCARTOR R. M. MCKINLEY R. W. MCKINLEY G. G. PEARCE ' 1 ■ kl " |j J. SCHWEITZER N. SOHENICK F. L. WEBER C. WOLLEY R. PERLMAN K. STAFFORD D. G. WEITZ T. WORKMAN D. RATZLAFF J. STRICKLAND M. WIDNESS 4 - » R. WYATT Skiwie-waveis and their mascot. " There she is. . secon d window, first floor. " CS DIVISION SMC R. BROOKS C. BALLARD D. BARNELL «= J. BOYI£ G. BRYSON W. ELLERSON C. FREITAS R. HEIMER R. KAHNELL G. MOORE D. MURDOCK C, SCOTT C. WHITTEN 41 i N. BENJAMIN ETC D. BENNETT H. ELKINS E. FITZGERALD A. IKED A A. KRIKORIANTZ M. MAHANEY E, MARINO J, R. NEY T. A. NORRIS H. PIFER R. PROUHET S. PRAGE G. RAMER S. SCHRAMM K. SHEPPARD W. WILSON 43 " Talk to me ole crystal ball. " OPERATIONS The Operations Department consists of the 01 and OA Divisions . The 01 Division mans CIC, which collects, evaluates and disseminates information re- quired for the assigned missions of the ship. CIC is a hub of activity underway and provides the Commanding Officer, Officer of the Deck and Staff Watch Officer with information on surface and air contact picture and electronic coun- termeasure intercepts . The OA Division weather gang advises the Captain and Admiral on sea, surf and weather conditions and forecasts, while the OA Divi- sion Print Shop and Photo Shop provide services for the Admiral ' s staff. I HA It " ' " " You can plainly see. . . " ' Keep your finger out of here. " 44 " We ' re on this exact point. " LCDR L. E. BRENNER Uilf LT E. C. FEY J CW02 F. O. STUTUER LTJGJ. M. TRACY LTJG R. M. KANE LTJG R. E. MURPHY 1 h M S. BRINEGAR R. DENEN W. HARTFIELDS W. T. GRADY 46 D. HOLDER J. ISEMINGER R. KETELSEN L. LAGAMBA T. MCKINNON R. PEREZ W. VOIGT J. YOUNG 47 je- 4 i ' f. -t- , ii »i i i " ,d ' " ; L £ - f ' ' Maybe we should have used twice as much heliuui " The women are that way. " OACANDIDS " Donuts are ready. " " Then, blend in peanut butter. " Alright. ..I ' ll trade you even. " " Unplug it! Unplug it!! " The Spark of Ireland. CECANDIDS " Hmmm, ET ' s start at only $40,000. " ' if 49 " But I thought all the Spaghetti was in the galley, " RDC G. CAMPBELL C. ARMSTRONG P. BARKMAN M. BEEVER P. BRENNAN M. BROOKS 50 p. COVERT C. lAMORA T. PATTERSON T. MCARTOR W. PITTMAN W. THOMAS J. JANSSEN L. MOSSBRUCKF,R J. SHIVERDAKER R. JOFFEE F. NOWAK J. TAYLOR B. MOON 51 OICANDIDS " You sure this is tic-tac-toe? " " If this whipped cream. . . " " Hey, we ' ve got channel 10 on this one. . . " " I should never admitted to majoring in Art The Deck Department consists of First, Second and Third Divisions . First and Second Divisions ' primary concern are the conduct of seamanship evolutions, such as anchoring, mooring and at sea refuelings, replenishments and high- line transfers, and the maintenance and pre- servation of the weather decks and equipments. The Third Division is re- sponsible for the operation and mainte- nance of the ship ' s 5 inch and 40 mm guns and fire control equipments . " Now a 300-man working party, lay to. DECK " If Ilet go, VU fall off . " 1 % • ' VS: CW02 D. D. ADAMS LT R. A. EPLER LTJG R. R. BURNETT 54 .PR BMCS J. BUCHANAN L. ALEXANDER R, BALKWILL H. BARR G. CONWAY " Who ' s the clown that put the feathers on the pelican hook? " J. EDMISTON H. FREED S, JOHNSTON P. KENNISON C. W. K. BOOK L. CHASE R. COFFELL R. MCEACHERN B. MCWILLIAMS J. A. MILLER F. MTCHELL G. MOORE J. MORELAND Pii r F. C. OLIVER D. G. OlSOX ( W. J. OWENS E. PARKER W. PERRY D. PETKER " Maybe if we get a banana, he ' ll come down from there. " C. POPLAR T. POTT T. N. TOWER J. WALDROP 56 HI T. WINKLER I D. AYERS P. DANIELS D. HAWK J. W. HILL D. KEISTER R. G. PRICE J. L. BAKER J. DAVENPORT R. DROLLINGER J. MA AS G. MANSINON 9 A R. E. RAISOR R. CHRISTENSEN D. GRIMES E. NOLL J. CROMIER R. S. HARRIS R. E. HAYES C. RALUNS W. REININK P. RICKHOFF Jowers and his Gear Locker Gang. " The guy on the end is going too fast. " " Tell the OD he can blow tubes now . R. SOSNOSKI K. STARK F. STARKEY P. VINCENT D. L. BENNETT T. HOEPFNER M. MEDISCH D. A. MURPHY C. RANDOLPH J. H. SMITH R. WANGLER 59 Pr. ZJ K FORWARD " Chief, I don ' t believe you started as an oarsman. " ALL DECK PERSONN " Nothing like a nice friendly game. " " Whoops. " How ' d this get dirty? " ENGINEERING The Engineering Department consists of M, A, R and E Divisions . The M and A Divisions are responsible for the oper- ation, care and maintenance of the pro- pulsion and auxiliary machinery necessary to keep the ship moving through the water and for providing electric power, light, steam, water, ventilation and refrigeration throughout the ship. E Division is respon- sible for the distribution of electric power and repair of electric and interior com- munications equipments. R Division accom- plishes metal and woodworking repairs beyond the capability of other divisions and its personnel constitute the nucleus of skilled personnel around which damage control parties are formed. " Mr. Clean " and friends. " Nobody paints under plating; " j ' Then we wire it so that when the XO opens his door. . . " " And tell me chimney sweep, where is Mary Poppins? " 61 wo W . G . NABER 62 WO R. L. PREVATTE MMC W. HERR FNCS G. WANSERSKI , « C1 % I P. BOUNDS T. BAHUNGER K W. C. BUSBY T. L. ESTEP R. W. GREEN W. O. INMAN 1. lAPUSZKWSW D. LEWANDOWSKI W. MANN , e D. MATTHEWS J. MILLER D. NIEZGOSKI C. PEARCE G. PHILLIPS .oO R. REINERT R. ROGERS C. ROSEBORO R. ROSS K. SZCZUKOWSKI A. R. YEARGIN 65 IBM E M EMCM K. HERSHBERGER F. E. AMIOT D. A. BERGER F. M. CLEARY M. CROWLEY T. A. DICK S. D. ELKINS R. C. GILDER R. L. GUNLOCK M. HENDERSON J. W. HOWARD r i F N. A. HOWARD J. KINSEY L. E. KOTAR P. KUNDER 1 r n i . ifci S. PILLOWS E. B. SMITH J. A. SMITH O. C. SMITH R. STEVEN R. L. VOELZ F. WANGLER R. YORK C, BEASLEY G. A. COOPER P. DAIGNEAULT G. R. DORMAN D. A. BRANHAM B. W. CROKER J. GARCIA D. G. GEST R. D. HANSON T. E. GRIGGS T, L. HILL D. F. JOHNSON L. B. JONES B. LIDDLE J. D. MAIER W. MICKELSON " 1 J. MORRISON W. S. NEAL D. OSBORNE A, L. RIDLEY S. RICHARDS J. F. RODDEN L. STANDIFORD C. STAUDENMAIER T, L. STREHL P. TITCHENELL R. VERNER 72 R. C. WALKER i 1 f y ' " ' . .1 ' • " M i ki Li « R. ABRAUGH D. W. DAHL J. p. HAMM R. E. HUNT F. R. KROGMAN M. L. MORGAN K. L. IVIUSE M. PERAGINE J. L. ROGERS R. I. PAUL J. TORRES W. L. WINES " why don ' t tiiey make an abridged edition of this? " SUPPLY The Supply Department provides the myriad of services necessary for a ship to maintain herself at sea. The department is responsible for the stocking, issuing and keeping of records on the tens of thousands of items or food, clothing, everyday con- sumables and machinery and electronic spare parts; the pay accounts of the ship ' s company and staff; food preparation for the general mess and officers ' , chief petty officers ' and first class messes; and the administration of the ship ' s store and soda fountain, small stores, laundry, cobbler and tailor shops . " Now, for a snack. . . " " I hate it when there ' s nothing left over. " 75 LTJG G. S. PATTERSON, SC 76 J. W. BLOOM Let ' s see. . . one 5 " shell, four thousand cases of Coke. . , " J. L. BYRD I i R. S. CAGUIAT W. CARPENTER " I knew there was a can of tuna fish around here. " G, GREEN R. DELEON V. DOLBY 1 pm| .-- ■ ■H ijjj H ■- .«•- R ■ B P H •C5» 1 1 P ' l rw " ' 1 r ' [ . GLAZE D A. GREEN T. CLAY T. O. CLEAR J. ENRIQUEZ J. H. GEORGE W. F. HANEY W. E. HARRIS 78 W. HOPWOOD C. L. lAWS } A. HENDERSON " Did you say " Mohawk " or " regulation " ? " J. A, JONES W. S. LEWIS D. F. MADDEN M, MARTINEZ M. L. MENNE G. MONTGOMERY - t. S. S. PORTER A. L. PROCLIVO " Relative bearing grease? . . That ' s slielf 6. " R. K. RATLIFF W. A. ROHLING % ' ■ ' " ' " J. C. SHERWIN P. W. STRAWN W. SWIMPSON J. K. THOMAS D. A. THOMPSON C. E. TUTTLE ilk L . am R. W. SCHUMANN A. N. SHAFFER ±t- i " The disbursing clerk is well protected. ' A. E. WELCH P. WHITE R. E. WOODRUFF The cooking wine. y mm: ' --f -y - R. SANTOS L. SICAT E. R. TRIMOR E. R. TRIMOR fib ' 82 ' I ' m sure it ' s gonna be Diamond Head. " NAVIGATION The Navigation Department is responsible for the safe passage of ELDORADO through all waters . 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" MEDICAL and DENTAL The Medical and Dental Departments are responsible to safeguard the health of the crew through medical and dental care and treatment, inspections of the ship for sani- tary conditions, and instfuction of the crew in hygiene and first aid. Equipped with fa- cilities comparable to those found in many small hospitals ashore, the Medical Depart- ment is capable of handling any emergency medical situation which might occur aboard while operating at sea. " I think I filled your tongue. B V " ij r I m 1 I ■ i iin " i. P;c.m r !■ B H -»i§.. f (, ' 4 1 L..- .- 1 ■ ■ ■ .fc,- ■ ■ ■ 88 " The little devil ' s doing a backstroke. -, " " HMC E. P. KAISER W. J. BOATMAN B. BROWN " It says he had a miscarriage in the Medical Administration Office. " " No, YOU give him mouth-to-mouth. " J. G. BRYAN J. R. EGAN E. DADIS D, L. HOOPER D. MALLINSON J. W. PFAHlil He won ' t feel a thing. " ■ i K jfc — ii wff ' wr - H KgnH 1 M iftii ■ 1. B 8 " . , while visions of hypos danced in his head. ■ J. F. SIMON J. M. WALDECK C. L. WOODBURY " Honest Gunny, all we get is a busy signal. " Help. Help. . this is a recording. , . " MARCOMMDET Our Marines are primarily tasked with establishing and main- taining communications with all forces ashore during amphibious operations. In addition, they provide the flagship with honor guards and color guards. When not engaged in landing force operations, the Detachment aug- ments the ship ' s radio force. Aside from their communications duties, the Marines have been very active in special services, operating the skeet shooting, and selling popcorn for the cruise book. CAPT J. A. HOLMAN, USMC 92 a QXL c GSGT W. A. THAYER R. BEETZ J. D. BRIMAGE P. E. BUSHORE G. E. DEAKIN H. N. DIETRICH J. M. HAYES J. B. MACPHERSON E, L. SMITH R. F. WASILEWSKI " Pssst. . . she says she has a friend for you. " " No, wait, .here ' s the punch line. ' 94 ' ' " " " " " • " s.y, rHr,.r The Grey Ghost and her crew. HELO DETACHMENT 95 " Watch, the hand is quicker than. t- ' " Don ' t cry. , . we ' ll let you fly some. " " Sure wish we could buv a tail wheel. " The Boss " . " The Bush " . . . and the " New Kid " . Sol fusses over his baby. 96 " Hey. , , Tve got American Bandstand. " Chief McCown ' s All-Stars CANDIDS " Are you sure it " s dead? " " Maybe, if you got rid of the smoke. " Survivors buy the beer. " " I think it ' s attacking 97 " Anybody seen the cooking wine? " S-H-H-H, SLEEPERS It won ' t hurt if you ' ll hold my hand. " SP " - " To: All Officers From: XO - The wardroom is not to be used as a rest area. . . " 1 FM AMCROSS WASHDC p TO USS ELDORADO " - INFORM WIFE DLVD J. R. NEY SON 19 AUG 68 Lt. wilder DAUGHTER 4 SEP 68 J . SJAJfLOR ©AUGHTER 9 SEP 68 F. STARKEY SON 19 SEP 68 F. E. AMIOT . ► DAUGHTER 1 OCT 68 R. E. HOLCOMB , DAUGHTER 9 ocr 68 d. murphy SON 1 NOV 68 r. l. huff SON 7 NOV 68 d. RADCLIFFE DAUGHTER 19 NOV 68 R. e. lefevre SON 26 NOV 68 F. E. ATkEE SON 30 NOV 68 E. L. FITZGERALD SON 1 1 JAN 69 H. LOCK SON 13 JAN 69 R. E. HAYES DAUGHTER 13 JAN 69 P. D. VINCENT SON 17 JAN 69 S. D. ELKINS DAUGHTER 25 JAN 69 . s. i •WIFE AND BABY DOING FINE , THE NAVY CHAPLAIN a LCDR L M. BAIRD, CHC THE JOB THAT HAS NO END 100 LT T. G. CARPER ENS A. F. CASSIDY LT J. T. CERSTVIK LCDR P. CONNERS MAJ R. J. COOGAN ENS E. J. ECKERT LCDR J. R. EGAN LCDR R. L. ENGELKEN CDR R. D. FASIG ENS D. L. FLUCHT CDR H. F. GRAF LTJGJ. HOLST ENS W. A. LUNDQUIST MAJ J. C. MARSHALL ENS J. W. MILLAR MAJ J. F. O ' BRIEN CDR R. B. ROGERS LTJGJ. W. S HANE CDR J. H. SMITH LT V. G. SMITH LTJG R. L. SUMMERS LT M. L. SUMMEY LT S. R. TOOL LCDR R. A. WILL LCDR R. L. WYATT ' 0 . y .. " Now then, we all agree on recommending Paris for the drill. . , " Working on the never-ending stream of paper. N-1 FLAG ADMINISTRATION " How do you translate ' 3) 94-$9 " ' ? ■ .-- 104 " Dear Mr. Hefner, In the July issue. YNCS M. F. BOYET HMC D. F. FORTUNE AGC R. F. SPOHN PTC K. H. WOODS T, L. ASHBROOK R.J.BELL L. E, BOMAN J. D. BRAT CHER T.E.BUTLER L. M. CARTER D. E. COY V. G. FARMER CHADWICK A. R. EATON D. E. HALL R. J. HEBERT F. G. HENRY w f R. E. HOLCOMB D. P. HOOVER P. E. JACKELEN MARTINEZ D. L. MURRY G. R. OLTZ T. PHELPS PIETROWSKI REILHERT R. J. SCOTT SIDEBOTTOM fM J. W. SMITH K. R. STYLES L. M. TUCKER B, A. YOUNG L, M. JOREL L. LOVEIACE 106 " Hello, Ciimamon. . . . this is Rollin. " N-2 INTELLIGENCE 107 N-3 OPERATIONS " ShaU I sign this ' Casey ' or ' Kildare ' ? " N-4 LOGISTICS Doing the 3 B ' s: Beans, Bullets, and Band-aids. mmr Amun M " Yes, we on the staff keep a tight inventory control on messages -- and typewriters. " N-5 COMMUNICATIONS Commander Dowell keeping tabs. " Honest, I ' ve had the duty for three weeks. ' no . H it. " Mr. Photo " Proofing the story for release. N-6 PUBLIC AFFAIRS " This silver bullet. . . " " Make ten copies. . . " " Tie me kangaroo down, mate. " " I think I can get you an appointment sometime in November. " ADMIRAL ' S AIDES " The ballpoint pen is for traffic tickets for speeding through Admiral ' s country. " 113 IB kKK bp j H jB Diamond Head from Waikiki Beach. HilfftfL ft I ■Y -I A state of remarkable hotels. . . and significant events in history. 116 I » f ..- .- The state emblem Berthing and messing area , the Strip. Iii- . i iA-4Jg.is«KS5??! fe L . ; 118 i , g«J JosjB t, ANITA ' S 7,S j C8UZ GJFISHOP, 119 " What took you so long? " Fathei Egan plays Santa. Children are the same the world over. Spanish Gate 120 ' " SI S ' aHf cry- : ; " To get here. . . " • Taxi throu business areas. .walk across the bridge. . . .Obtain some local currency. " Perhaps dine on local foods. Listen to local sounds. , 121 . . and dance with the local hostesses. •-2 a A an:: ■• " I nil :,3;i-. ' • l eiliii am nil " ' 122 m r ..--- - A snake in the bush is worth two in the hand ! ' ' • " 1 i(»ii ' «« Altar Temple of the Fisherman " I told you not to make an asp out of yourself, " Skinny dipping, Singapore style We visit a Chinese Temple. " Transportation comes. . . 125 ■ any way you can find it. " 126 ..s ' .,- ■■ a am - -1 V% " 8i«jaa. 4r 127 Another satisfied customer t Sea Dragon Club Oriental Breakfront rwi ' «u I " And this little pig ' (Vent to market. " 1 wH SH ! K People ' s Park 128 Washday blues. The monks really urn their keep. That ' s a lot of bull. Temple of the Sim People-to-people in action. " My goodness, the Master-at-Arms does look grumpy ■)29 this morning. " EL DORADO at Okinawa for a communications command post exercise. ' ■ Sf .. ' 130 The scars of war still remain 131 132 " Nine thousand nine hundred and one . . . nine ... " Island money at one time Excedrin Headache 425 . WW II Battle Monument PK ' 134 WHERE EAST MEETS WEST IN PERFECT HARMONY 135 Hong Kong Water Taxi " Let ' s go; the meter ' s running. " Downtown Scenic Victoria Peak Buddha of the Beer 136 " Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink. " What do you mean, you don ' t have Tutti-Frutti ? " " We would like three postcards of the San Diego Zoo. Looking into Read China from the new territories. " Ahhhh. . .now a little to the left. " " Honest I never touch the stuff. . . " Metropolis of the Deities A Buddhist Monk poses for us IH ' S ' - ' . , AV. 138 The Reclining Buddha is not really lying down on the job. Life in Bangkok centers about the klongs, or canals. The Thais had a gator navy long before us. 139 Klong boat, the main means of transportation. Elephant training yard. " I know he is on that ship somewhere. " " Would you believe Tony the Tiger? " 140 " Are you really Paul Newman? " Family house opens onto the klong. r " ' - Mother and son washing in klong. The old swimming hole . i • ■ -%:a ji " linttll IIIHtttfll Itlir ' " !! Oldest Wat in Bangkok 141 " Thai aye, sir! You can bet where there ' s a Will, there ' s a wai. " " Request permission to go ashore, sir. " She makes the oldest leather kind of look like new . Nikko Ski Resort No, its a dance, not Karate practice. " 144 " A 500 pound goldfish, no fooling? " Moat around Imperial Palace El Dorado Ski Team " Corp sm an M Jl — 1— pivvi Bl Si W lBllra ' 9B K . ,9Hi APRES ski mangee. 145 Another day begins. i " Watch out below. " 146 VERTREP delivery. J , - • At anchor, Cam Rahn Bay R R, Cam Rahn Bay Big Ships. Small boats. . .all working together 148 Keeping watch over his flock. Replen ishment at sea " Next week maybe they will give us some film. " IB V ■ " But there ' s not enough power left for the radar. " " Hear Ye, Hear Ye, I Neptunus Rex, . . " » d «•« 1 w mi ' " ■f-- IJ HHk. II CROSSING THE LINE " Bring me a Pollywog. . . " The senior shellbacks at convocation. " Are you proud to be a Pollywog? " ••:? ' I wanted them peeled, not sliced! " " I usually eat three Pollywogs for breakfast, " " Are you sure the invitation said with ties? " ,« 3 B " Tell it to da judge. " " On hands and knees we go. " Kiss the Royal Baby. Entrance to the Royal Pool. f mj H r7 H tAr-aif- " " Some people jvist can ' t wait 152 " Light around the ears please. " " Sorry about that. The Gauntlet H y !5i ir Tr 4 ' If Ep I L T ' ' ' B -il iBI i . ■g T " :!,:,: , 1 " Move it out. " " Down the hatch. " A funny thing happened to me on the way to the barber shop. " " Hmmmm, tastes like peppermint. " if " Whoops. " " Smile, it is later than you think. " 153 EL DORADO RESCUES VIETNAMESE PATROL CRAFT. ' " —mw 5g JOBt Ballcwill and Pott secure a pump hose Trying hard to save his craft. Priming a pump by hand. tired. .and pooped. Via air mail. 154 End of a successful rescue. " Oh, oh, oh, . .you ' re all on report. " " Just enough left for my midnight snack. " " I just can ' t seem to concentrate. " " What do you mean, my reindeer are double j arked? " " Strike six, you ' re out... sir. " CANDIDS ' If anyone comes in, it ' s a correspondence course in art. " Mt. Mac goes pierside far the relief. " Hello. . .and goodbye. " " . .and the club is two blocks that way. " HEY, WE ' RE GOING HOME " " Gentlemen, we have the duty. " 156 ARRIVAL SAN DIEGO ;jWELCOMESr£ 158 159 CRUISEBOOK STAFF CRUISE 1 BOOK CAPT JOHN A. HOLMAN, USMC .ADVISOR HM2 WILLIAM J. BOATMAN . . .EDITOR YN3 WADE H. RIGGSBEE. . " i ; . .COPY RMS DAVID J. JACKSON ARTIST PHI WILLIAM GALLIGAN . . . .PHOTOGRAPHER PH3 TERRY McKINNON PHOTOGRAPHER PH3 STEPHEN BRINEGAR .... PHOTOGRAPHER 160 p ■ij((i}t ri-Ai li s i % i U 1 I I Li? . i 1 1: 1 1:. 1 l ' ■1 i I ' h i; nil 111 i


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