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n t mi Canada « NORTH PACIFIC United V C, ancer o Wake Island i Hi kSAN FRANCISCO I PORT HUENEME LONG BEjCH l - 1 States V Midway Islands °V.. Hawaii OAHU PEARL HARBOR ' LU s !en Shei acli] equator : I niai % Christmas Island PACIFIC OCEAN C- qua tor •A 4 V w o hoenix « slands. " ,• v ■ A SOUTH Ol = PACIFIC WELLINGTON III l ' USS ELLIOT (DD-967) WESTPAC ' 87 9 January 1987-8 July 1987 ELLIOT WESTPAC ' 87 CHRONOLOGY OF EVENTS JAN 9, 1987 Departed San Diego. JAN 22-23 22 24-28 FEB 8-13 18-23 27 MAR 6-15 19-20 24-26 APR 7-12 13-27 MAY 6-11 13-18 25 JUN 5-11 11-15 25 30 Amphibious Ops off Adak, Alaska. ELLIOT Celebrates her 10th Birth- day. Offshore Shemya, Alaska. Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines. Phattaya Beach, Thailand. ELLIOT Rescues 17 Vietnamese Refugees in the Gulf of Thailand. Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines. Anchored at Buckner Bay, Okina- wa. Anchored at Pohang, Korea. Pusan, Korea Sasebo, Japan Hong Kong Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines. ELLIOT crosses the Equator, the crew becomes " Honorable Shell- backs. " Newcastle, Australia. Sydney, Australia. ELLIOT re-crosses the Equator at the International Dateline, the crew becomes " Most Honorable Golden Shellbacks. " Arrive Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. JUL 2 Depart Pearl Harbor. 2-7 Fifty-two civilians ride ELLIOT home for Tiger Cruise ' 87. JUL 8, 1987 Homecoming — Arrival, San Die- TABLE OF CONTENTS ELLIOT Mission, History, and Heritage 4 The Men of ELLIOT 7 Operations Department 10 Combat Systems Department 18 Engineering Department 26 Supply Department 34 Air Department 36 Wardroom 38 Chiefs Mess 40 Destroyer Squadron 25 42 Life at Sea 44 WESTPAC Log 62 Departure 64 Northern Operations 66 Subic Bay 68 Phattaya Beach 70 Refugee Operations 72 Hong Kong 74 Japan Korea 76 Crossing the Line 78 Australia 82 Underway Sports Action 84 Cookout Talent Show 86 WESTPAC Fathers 88 Homeward Bound 90 Tiger Cruise 92 Homecoming 94 Credits 96 ELLIOTS Mission . ; j i USS ELLIOT (DD 967), a Spruance class destroyer, is one of the world ' s most modern destroyers, possessing advanced pro- pulsion and fully integrated combat systems. Ife - : ' ELLIOT was one of the first major surface combatants to be powered by gas turbine engines. Four General Electric LM- 2500 engines, a marine version of those used on DC-10 aircraft!? jpower the ship to speeds in excess of 30 knots. Two controllable reversible pitch propellers provide ELLIOT with a degree of ma- neuverability unique among warships of her size. ELLIOT is capable of operating independently or with a task force. Her primary mission is antisubmarine warfare. Her sonar le most advanced underwater detection and fire control system developed. Gun and missile systems provide the fire power for shore bombardment, antisurface, and antiair missions. All weapon systems are fully integrated into the Naval Tactical Data System, providing the ship with faster and more accurate process- ing of target information. |l Ship ' s weapons include two MK 45 lightweight 5 inch guns, two triple barrel MK 32 torpedo tubes, an anti-submarine rocket launching system, a Sea Sparrow missile system, Harpoon anti- ship cruise missiles, and a LAMPS antisubmarine helicopter. ELLIOT has space, weight, and electrical power reservation to provide room for future expansion so that she will remain a formidable seaborne platform well into the future. » i p N . . . And Her Heritage Though ELLIOT ' s roots are recent, she is the second de- stroyer to bear this name. In 1919, the first ELLIOT (DD 146) was commissioned. She was 314 feet long, weighed 3600 tons, and named for Lieutenant Commander Richard McCall Elliot who was killed on the USS MANNING (DD 74) in 1918 when depth charges exploded onboard after a collision with a British merchant. The original ELLIOT ' s service spanned a period of three decades. During the early 20 ' s, she stood by in China dur- ing civil disturbances which threatened American lives and prop- erty. In World War II she earned a Battle Star for action off of the Aleutian Islands. The current ELLIOT (DD 967), commissioned on January 22, 1977, dwarfs her predecessor with a length of 563 feet and a displacement of 7800 tons. She was the first of the Spruance destroyers to be named after a Vietnam War hero — Lieutenant Commander Arthur James Elliot II, who was mortally wounded while leading River Squadron 57 on an interdiction mission in the Mekong Delta area of South Vietnam. Since her commissioning, ELLIOT has completed five WESTPAC deployments during which she rescued over 150 Vi- etnamese refugees, received two Battle E ' s, and was awarded a Meritorious Unit Commendation for search efforts in support of Korean Airlines Flight 007 which was shot down off the coast of Russia by Soviet Fighters. ■ LCDR Arthur J. Elliot II, USN LCDR Commander Arthur James Elliot II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert B. Elliot of Thomaston, Maine, was born April 9, 1933. He received a B.S. degree from Gorham State Teachers College in Gorham, Maine in 1955. In 1956 he obtained his commission from Navy Officer Candidate School and then served successive sea duty tours on USS LYMAN K. SWENSON (DD 729) and on USS LITTLE ROCK (CLG 4). In 1962 he was assigned as Flag Lieutenant to Commander, Naval Service Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet. Follow- ing this tour, he reported for duty as Operations Officer aboard USS JOHN KING (DDG 3). In December of 1967 LCDR Elliot volunteered for duty in Vietnam, where he served as Commanding Officer, PBR Squadron 57, operating in the Mekong Delta. Under his command, his squadron of river boats achieved an outstanding combat record. On December 29, 1968 LCDR Commander Elliot was killed in action. Ship ' s Coat of Arms The coat of arms of USS ELLIOT serves as a heraldic remembrance of the ship ' s namesake, LCDR Arthur James Elliot, II. The red, white and blue partitions of the shield are patterned after the insignia of LCDR Elliot ' s last command. Red is the symbol of courage, zeal, and leadership; white sym- bolizes integrity; blue represents devotion and preseverance. The unsheath- ed sword is symbolic of command, and its position on the shield, pointed downward, is significant of death in combat. The crest, composed of a mainmast and mainsail, symbolizes the Elliot family ' s long association with the nautical heritage. The pine tree on the sail is the symbol of the state of Maine. The ship ' s motto, " Courage, Honor, Integrity " , represents those values which characterized LCDR Elliot. The motto serves as both a guide and an inspiration for the men who will serve on USS ELLIOT. Elliot Statistics Built by Ingalis Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries Pascagoula, Mississippi Keel Laid 15 October 1973 Launched 19 December 1974 Christened 18 January 1975 Commissioned 22 January 1977 Sponsor Helen M. Elliot Length 563 FT 4 IN Beam 55 FT Displacement ., 7800 TONS Personnel ... Officers 18 CPO 17 Enlisted 260 THE MEN OF ELLIOT Commanding Officer CDR Thomas R. Mooney, USN was born in Eliza- beth, New Jersey on 20 MAR 1945. He attended Park College, Parkville, Missouri, where he received a Ba- chelors Degree. He was commissioned an Ensign upon completion of Officer Candidate School in July 1968. CDR Mooney served on USS CHICKASK1A (AO 54) and USS HOLMES COUNTY (LST 836) until July 1971. Upon completing Department Head School in MAR 1972, he served as Operations Officer on USS BRADLEY (FF 1041) and XO on USS INFLICT (MSO 456), followed by a two year tour in the Belgium Navy aboard BMS ZINNIA. CDR Mooney then attended Na- val Post-graduate School in Monterey where he re- ceived a Masters Degree in National Security Affairs, Western European, and Russian Studies. From APR 1979 to OCT 1981 he served as Scheduling Officer for COMCRUDESGRU Five. He then became XO of the USS FLETCHER (DD 992) until SEP 1983 when reported for duty as an Action Officer in the Strategy, Plans, and Policy Division, Office of the CNO. He re- ported as Commanding Officer in July 1986. Commander Thomas R. Mooney, USN Executive Officer Lieutenant Commander Steven J. Busch was born October 18. 1952 in Covina, California. He re- ceived a Bachelor of Science Degree in Oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974. Upon gradua- tion he received his commission as an Ensign. LCDR Busch served his first tour of duty as Op- erations Officer aboard USS CONSTANT (MSO 427) from February 1975 to November 1976. He was sub- sequently assigned to the pre-commissioning crew of the USS DAVID R. RAY (DD 971) as navigator. Upon completion of this tour in February of 1979, he attend- ed the Naval Post Graduate School where he graduat- ed in March of 1981 with a Master of Science in Physi- cal Oceanography. Following completion of Depart- ment Head School in January 1982, LCDR Busch served as Chief Engineer onboard USS CUSHING (DD 985) until December of 1983. He then reported for duty as Officer-in-Charge of the Gas Turbine Mobile Training Team. LCDR Busch assumed duties as Exec- utive Officer of USS ELLIOT (DD 967) in February 1986. , % Lieutenant Commander Steven J. Busch, USN Command Master Chief Master Chief Petty Officer Victor E. McHardy was bom May 16, 1937 in West Palm Beach, Florida. He joined the Navy on April 14, 1955, attending boot camp in Great Lakes. He served his first tour of duty aboard USS DANIEL A. JOYE. His other assignments have included USS NIAGRA FALLS (AFS 3), USS RENVILLE (APA 227), USS DUPONT (DD 941), USS ITREPID (CVA 11), USS VALCOUR (AGF 1), USS RANDOLF (CVS 15), Navy Academy Craftmaster, USS PURDY (DD 734), USS RALEIGH (LPD 1), USS FISKE (DD 842), and OCS instructor at Newport. He reported aboard USS ELLIOT in September of 1985. Master Chief McHardy is married to the former Olivia Mainor of West Palm Beach. They have four children: Brian, Regina, Crystal, and Erin. Master Chief McHardy ' s decorations include Bronze Star with Combat ' V, Purple Heart, Meritori- ous Service Medal, Navy Achievement Medal with Combat ' V, five awards of the Good Conduct Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, and various unit and campaign citations. Master Chief Arthur Williams was born in Cinci- nati, Ohio on July 8, 1943. He completed boot camp in San Diego, in June of 1963. Since joining the Navy he has served aboard USS MAHOPC (ATA 196), USS PARICUTIN (AE 18), USS CONSTANT (MSO 427), USS MOUNT VERNON (LSD 39), Naval Ordinance Facility in Yokosuka, Japan, and the Manpower and Analysis Center Pacific in San Diego. Prior to repor- ting to USS ELLIOT in August of 1985, Master Chief Williams served as a Recruit Company Commander at the Recruit Training Center, NTC San Diego. On board USS ELLIOT, he serves as the ship ' s Maintain- ance and Material Management Coordinator. Master Chief Petty Officer Williams, his wife Iho- ko, and his son Ken reside in Chula Vista, California. His decorations include six Good Conduct Awards, three Navy Achievement Awards, the Viet- nam Service Medal, and various unit and campaign citations. EMCM(SW) Arthur Williams, USN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT HEAD OI DIVISION MB 1 LCDR Gordon R. Brown OS3 Boudreaux, OSSA Johnson, OSSN Gonzalez, OSSA Ford, and SM3 Jennet enj a movie break between watches in Operations Berthing. OSSN Host contemplates life before hitting the rack. OS3 Gonzalez maintains a tight watch as Track Supervisor during the mid-watch. Ol Division manned C1C keeping ELLIOT informed of the surrounding tactical en vironment. ROW 1 : OSSA Ford, OSSN Kost, OSSN Johnson, OSSN MacFarlane OSSN Gonzalez, OS2 Hadley. ROW 2: IS1 Flynn, OS1 Reed, OS2 Olsen, OS3 Gonzalez, OSSN Cochrane, OS2 Hamilton. ROW 3: OSC Goff, OS1 Thayer OSSN Baker, OS3 Thibault, OS2 Gongaware, OS3 Pederson, OS3 Tetzlatf, OS3 Boudreaux. 10 OPERA TIONS Xk 4 1 J LTJG Thomas E. Meehan n£ a rare moment topside, OI Division forms a pyramid on the harpoon deck. jpS2 Oisen and OS3 Gonzalez demonstrate the importance of comraderie at sea. 7Si ' -M m p i !wj ' Watch Supervisor, OS2 Hamilton OSSN Baker logs an hourly navigational fix at OSSN MacFarlane answers up on the Battle Group Tactical Net. «v his watches with enthusiasm. the chart table. 11 1ST DIVISION Multi-faceted First Division was responsible for the preservation of the ship ' s topside spaces. They also played a key role in unrep, towing, and flight deck evolutions. ROW 1: BM2 Kollar, BM3 Rogers, BMSA Edleblute, BM2 Macalma. ROW 2: BM1 Weese, BM2 Rodgers, BM2 Bush, BM2 Cubbies, BM2 Sieg- ling, BMSN Algarin, BM2 Beck, BMSN Lundgreen, BM2 Kennedy, BM1 Paredes. 12 OPERA TIONS $S The Seamen of First Division were responsible for maintaining the material condition of the weather decks. ROW 1: SN DeJesus, SA Adamson, SN iff. ROW 2: SN Cedillo, SA Duque, SN Boyer, SN Aylward, SN Moore, SN Guzman, SA Pearson, SN Mott. ROW 3: SN Battle, SA Thornton, SN Mor- SR Miller, SR Gill, SA Tomlinson, SN Humrich, SA Ratzlaff, SN Dolly, SN Olsen, SR Rose, SA Bender, SA Rabago, SA Jordan, SR Ervin. 13 OC DIVISION y LTJG Kurt D. Storey RMC John L. Mathews r — SM2 Dangelo takes a breather in the signal shack after a ' strenuous ' day of hoisting flags. A flag hoist marks the end of another battle Elliot ' s Signalmen proudly display the ship ' » flag designed by SMSA Hansen: LEFT to RIGHT: SMI Holwig, group exercise. SMSA Hansen, SMSN Larmen, SMSA Newport, SM2 Mull. 14 I OPERA TIONS ' tot ' s Radiomen processed messages vital to operations throughout the deployment. ROW 1: RMSN Ladd, RM3 Walker, RMSA Jones, RM2 Demyen, 113 Luis. ROW 2: RMSN Marconi, RM1 Shadwell, RM1 Cash, RM2 Martin, RM3 Neudorff. 13 Villanova maintains equipment in FACON. RMSA Jones types a message for transmission. RM1 Cash checks a circuit patch. 15 NX DIVISION LT Lawrence J. Neve { Y ' : MACS John F. Garner PNC Alfredo Cullins HMC Wilson J. Crandell The Quatermasters laid out the track for the over 35,000 miles ELLIOT transited. ROW 1: QM3 YN1 Harden answers the call of Farmer, QMSN Gardner, QM3 Foster. ROW 2: QM2 Wade, QM2 McDaniels, QM1 Wilson, QM1 Al- the XO on the 21MC. geyer. In the chartroom QMSN Gardner plots the approach into a foreign port. QMSN Gardner and QM3 Foster find that there is more to life at sea than plotting fixes as they paint out the bridge wing. 16 OPERA TIONS d QMl Wilson shoots an sun line to determine the ship s position. " DOC " maintains medical records in sickbay. Y Meanwhile, in the ship ' s office, paper work has finally driven the Administration Work Center stir crazy. HM3 League, HMC Crandell, and HM3 Cody battled exotic tropical illnesses in an ongoing effort to keep the crew fit and healthy. 17 G DIVISION Combat Systems Department Head CMC Bowman and L TJG Hamlett reenact their fantasies. II The Gunnersmates congregate in commando dress on the forecastle. GMG3 Lasche — A gun and a Pepsi feels so GMG2 Rorabaugh — Rambo eat your heart . good. out! 18 COMBA T SYSTEMS X OTs Gunnersmates kept Mounts 51 and 52 operating throughout WESTPAC. ROW 1: GMC2 Lorcher, GMG2 Rorabaugh, GMG1 Cooksey, LTJG lett. ROW 2. GMC Bowman, GMG1 Pugaczewski, GMG2 Tucker, GMG3 Lasche, GMG3 Villanueva, GMG3 Collins. GMG3 Salinas. 19 FOX DIVISION LTJG Russel B. Smith FC2 Bellin takes a break from a rigorous da FC1 Taylor leads the " crack assault team. ' .OMBA T SYSTEMS 1T ■ LEFT: Fox Division gathers around their Nato Sea Sparrow launcher. The Gold ' £ " was earned for over 7 years of superior performance. AS DIVISION 1 STGC Martin Fitzgerald AS Division stands by to handle lines on the fantail during Sea Detail. The men of AS Division. ROW 1: TM3 Harmon, GMM2 Helms, STG2 Kauschinger, STC3 Davidson, STG3 -Norris, STG1 Kidd, GMM1 Hanneson. ROV STG1 Finch, STG1 Moss, STGSN Abrahamson, STG3 Corkron, GMMSN Labott, STG3 Harris, STG3 Stewart, GMM2 Nicoll, GMM3 Oglesby, STG2 ftj stein, STG2 Sandoval. ROW 3: TM1 Gordon, STG3 Strickland, STG3 Hively, STG3 Mitchell, STGSN Tidwell, STGSN Robinson, STG2 Merrit, STGSN tamante. STG3 Perkins. STG2 Merritt and STG3 Hively on the fantail while pulling into PI. 22 The ST ' s party hard at a bar in Subic Bay. OMBAT SYSTEMS STGSN Tidwell, STG3 Stuart, and STG3 Abrahamson. STGSN Tidwell off duty in CBS Berthing catching a few " Z ' s. " 23 CE DIVISION EWs Joyce, Lehl test the SRBOC pan- al. 24 DS2 Thompson relaxes in DPC. The ET ' s " hang-out " in the Electronics Maintenance Room. OMBA T SYSTEMS DS2 Severson tackles paper work in DPC. CE Division operated and maintained ELLIOT ' s sophisticated electronic equipment. ROW 1: EW1 Alexakos. DS1 Warren, EW2 Joyce, EW2 Depretta. ET1 Hobbs. ET1 Gagnon, ETSN Gray. DS2 Severson. ROW 2: ETC Cobb, ET1 Zuelke. EW1 Sharp. EW2 Apodaca. EW3 Lehl. ET3 Piatt, EW2 Howarth. DS2 Hernandez, DSC Barnett. ROW 3: ET3 Foster, ET2 Briscoe, ET3 Brooks. ET2 Brunn. ET3 Ingram. 25 Engineering Department Head A DIVISION I ' i LT Douglas E. Wertz ' 1 LTJG Kenneth A. Franken ENC Richard G. Wolff ENC Wolff reviews logs in the Chief ' s Mes FN Arcand performs PMS on the firemains. FN Hagedorn swabs the decks. EN1 Olivas and LT Wertz in the log room ' 26 ENGINEERING ® FN Ligon takes readings on the AC units. EN2 Savage adjusts the lube oil coolers. EN2 Howard clears the alarms on the HPAC ' s. f l %..» A»vision, pictured above, maintained equipment that affected nearly every facet of ship board life. Some of their machinery included the evaporators, the Conditioning plant, the sewage plant, and ELLIOT s chill boxes and freezers. ROW 1: ENFN Sumner, YN3 Royalty, LTJG Franken, ENFN Waller, MM3 IM.ria. ROW 2: FN Osik, EN1 Olivas, FN Hagedorn, MM3 Wayda. ROW 3: ENC Wolff, EN1 Winton, EN2 Finley, ENFN Wronkowski, EN2 Savage, EN2 Blood, E i Williams, EN3 Huddleston, FN Larson. 27 GS DIVISION LT Bill E. Patterson GSCS Raymond C. Poirier GSM2 Harper mans the watch in ELLlOT ' s Engineering Central Control Station The Oil Lab was responsible for maintaining the quality of You don ' t have to be crazy to work here, but it helps. TOP: GSM2 Jamer, GSMFN oil and fuel oil. Pictured Above: EN3 Gosmyer, GSM1 James, Gaida. BOTTOM: GSE2 Cunningham, GSMC Briggs. ter, GSM1 Bobinski. ELLIOTS IM GSM2Carp RIGHT: FN Cappa, GSMFN Clark, and GSM3 Flippen demonstrate the punishment for incomplete PMS. ABOVE: The men of MER2. ROW 1: GSMFN Clark, EN3 Ben- net ROW 2: GSM2 Durhan, GSM3 Kraeszig, GSM2 Whisler, GSM3 Flippen. ENGINEERING ® T. men of EE10 were responsible for smooth operation of ELLIOT ' s three g.turbine generators. FtOWl: GSEFN Gaida. ROW 2: GSE1 Holder, GSE2 Miner, GSE2 Chekal. GSE2 Cunningham, GSE2 Ziems. GSM2 Carpenter wonders why he had that one last San Migel? ABOVE: The men ofMERl. ROW 1: GSM2 Laroche, GSM3 Mapp, GSM2 Harper. ROW 2: FN Dossey, FNStinson, GSM2Janzer, OGSM2Horn. LEFT: GSM2 Whisler and EN3 Bennet find that they have something in common. 29 E DIVISION f i- W V 1 ■ EMC Nonilon P. Gabriel Zi M r£ lit 1C2 Lucier and 1C3 Whitwam, under the shaft in MER 1, repair the electrortatic disapator. EMC Gabriel in the Wog Beauty Contest. EM3 Brockmeyer prowls the p-ways after taps. The Electrical and Interior Communications Repairmen. ROW 1: IC2 Lucier. EM3 Whitley. EM2 Keith, EM3 Kimmeth. ROW 2: ENS Rucker. FA Varney. EM3 Brockmeyer. EM3 Berryhill. FN 30 Osik. EMC Gabriel. ENGINEERING FN Varney ready to work aloft. Kimmeth in charge in the Tool Issue Room The Friendship Lights at night in Pusan, Korea. 31 R DIVISION 1 -■ I i % LTJG Chris M. Ramsden LTJG John D. Eggers " " -J T HT3 Crawford rides the " bull " in the The men of R Division enjoy a few drinks while on liberty in the PI. HT2 Brown aloft in the Helo Hanger. PI. Repairs Division consisted of Hull Tech ' s and Machinery Repairmen. They maintained the general material condition of the ship and were involved in a, cets of damage control. ROW 1: HT3 Finch, MR1 Ames, HT3 Crawford, HTFA Lee, HTFN Eckard, HTFN Kenton, HT2 Duty. ROW 2: HTC West H Jones, HT2 Badger, HT3 Hill, HT2 Walker, HTFA Geroux, HT3 Hewin, LTJG Ramsden. 32 i ENGINEERING fir The HT ' s sport their service dress blues as ELLIOT pulls into Hong Kong Harbor. 33 SUPPLY DEPARTMENT] Supply Department Head MS3 " Big Daddy " Gray hacks away at a slab of fresh meat in the gaily. 34 MSC Merlito R. Corpuz wren of SS03 kept the ship ' s store stocked, cut the crew ' s hair, stocked our soda tales, and operated the ship ' s laundry. ABOVE: SHI Nazereno, SH3 Davis, SH2 ■ cson, SHSN Williams, SH3 Sachs, SH3 Carpenter. SHSN Williams makes another sale to SN Rabago in the Ship ' s store. The SK ' s stored the parts that kept ELLIOT combat ready: SKCS Weaver, SK3 Allnutt, SK2 Shoemaker, SKI Black, SKI Enriquez. n:urs ' n£ clerks handled literally millions paying the crew on the th 30th of each month. ROW 1: ENS Benson, DK1 (SW) Lomeda. V DKSN Goetzendamer. DK3 Sawyer. DK3 Goetzendamer and DK3 Sawyer enjoy time off in the Philippines. 35 Air Department Head HSL 35, DET9 LT ohn C. Nunley ■ L. LT Tom L. Gill AMSC Shellmen observes safety while opera g. AE1 Cortez, AZ2 Karr, and AMSAN Lee perform helo mainte- A lone flight deck team member observes sunt L T Shigley gets a wash down. nance. ADAN Brooks enjoys in-port time away from the flight decks. 36 The pilot ' s professionalism was the key to their success as aviators. AIR DEPARTMENT ■ ■■ IU f u AMSC George L. Shellman W2 Miller stands by during flight quarters. hj; If W,. V Collins takes a break between launches. The Air Department maintained and operated ELLIOT ' S LAMPS Helicopter logging several hundred success- ful flight hours without an accident. ROW 1: AT2 Deitch, AZ2 McDuffie, AMSAN Lee, ADAN Brooks. ROW 2: AE1 Cortez, AEAN Collins, AW2 Karr, AT2 Clark. ROW 3: AMS1 Anasarias, AMSC Shellman, LT Gill, LT Shigley, LTJG Collins, LT Nunley, AD1 West. 37 CHIEF ' S MESS While in Sasebo, Japan the Chiefs Mess had the opportunity to dine with their Japanese counterparts. !i U Chief Shellmen takes a break from helo maintenance GSEC Hunter, GSCS Pokier, and FCC Walton enjoy traditional Japanese cuisine. FCCS Ross ' styling ' in Phattya Beach. BMCM McHardy ' on a roll ' in heavy seas. 40 Members of the rness listen attentively as their Japanese hosts propose a toast. FCC Malloy enjoys liberty in Thailand. MACS Garner poses by the Sidney Harbor with her famous Opera House against the background. 41 Captain, Richard B. McKenna — Commander, Destroyer Squadron 25 Captain McKenna was born in New York City. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1963. He also is a graduate of the U.S. College of Naval Warfare and holds a master ' s degree in Personnel Management. His first assignment was as First Lieutenant and ASW Officer aboard USS LESTER (DE 1022), followed by a tour as Weap- ons Officer on the USS VAN VOORHIS (DE 1028). Following graduation from the U.S.Naval Destroyer School in 1966, he was assigned as Chief Engineer on USS MYLES C. FOX (DD 829). In 1968 he commanded USS MADERA COUNTY (LST 905) primarily involved in operations in the Mekong Delta in the Republic of South Viet- nam. From 1972 until 1974 Captain McKenna served as Material Officer on the staff of COMCRUDESGRU 3. In May of 1974 he assumed duties as Executive Officer of USS KIRK (FF 1087) until reporting to the Staff of Command- er, Strike Force South in Naples, Italy as Exercise Plans Officer. Captain McKenna commanded USS DOWNES (FF 1070) from 1979 to 1981 and then reported as Commissioning Executive Officer of USS NEW JERSEY. He served as Operations Officer for CINPACFLT until 1986. Currently he is the Commander of Destroyer Squadron 25 stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. 42 DESRON 25 CDR Patrick M. Garrett LCDR LCDR LCDR John J. Moro Robert W. Anderson Clifford L. Wade LCDR Randal J. Solheim LT G.L. Hananouchi RMC MMCS OSCS MSC Jeffery L. Harmon Kenneth W. Farmer Timothy J. Haley Jose A. Rocillo ■MMba AGC OSCS Haley, LCDR Anderson, and LCDR Moro dress out for liberty in Pusan, Korea. Desron 25 ' s Emblem G. Van Jungenfeld AGAN Meagher. YN1 Egan, and RM3 Wahlig assisted the staff in their daily routine. OSCS Haley swears in for another four years. 43 so ;?. Hcswoy tr o« 604R.D Aa D 7 5 H.T5 STARTFC TO Cor IToPEa, WHfA .. ! 7 First he WEHT To THE WAR RooM ANp AtE Ajl Their copies OF N AVY Times THE CRtxruKE rRotsi FjLf N£.T NUMBER NINE r cR icir - c , : : ,« A CHEW MUMCH Oa £ D y iv T £ SouTH THE ELLioT FcuN A S TrtA wo-e OflJ " £CT. pyyf And OuT CAME, THE CREATURE FROM PLANET ? J 4fr K — — Then he WENT TO The chiefs MESS AND ATE ALL the OooCrHNv rs Ak»D DRANK THE CoFFEE But WHEA7 HE Got on deck HE MADE His eiG ESTMiSTi HE KaJccKeD OVER A CAN QF p KWT i THAT WAS THE LAST STRAW llD Then cj h is WAV ToPSiOE, HE SToppEdBx THE FiRST ClASS N1ESS And ATE ALL OP THElft. VXDeoTAPes 1 fcn A GR . r ;; 3 0 -- i i " o.K,C«EATOf E0V: THAT O O IT, Vou; LEfiH eoS fJQ CHa , ( - K y xpS With a Might? yPrtt PuiJCH, SPIKE MAA HuRLED THE CREATuftE THQouCrH THE Stratosphere ArJci I s ro. ORBlV SPrKEMANl Heaoed For TheEu-iot at ToPSPEEO , tt W 3L.S, And when H E SAW WHAT the creature Had doje he WAS FvfiToyft A W ? ALRI HTCREATui DudE ' oJv e HAOjf I 1 OomMA PwT| you TNTf, g) ORBI T 13 ■■ » r 3£ So, Without Waiting- FoR THAN SPlKtY ToonoFF,HE had to Finish AAOWIN HIS YARD I m that wasn1 jvstA »v BAi MASKED AlAJ THAT WAS «8w k i«aS -■ - ■ ' ; : ... .; ' ' . ' - ' ; ' ■■. ■■,■ , -y : " .: ' ABOVE: FOX Division enjoys a bird ' s-eye view from the SPG-60 antenna platform. LEFT: The USS RAMSEY at anchor as seen through the bullnose. $$Jfv When one puts a metal ship in a salt water environ- ment, the laws of chemistry dictate that rust formation J-k J inherent. A ventilation system circulating fresh air throughout the ship also draws in the dust and grime that is an integral component of the Earth ' s atmosphere. In on going battle against the elements, it was decreed that every ship would have an executive officer to tell the men to clean, clean, CLEAN! Undaunted by the chal lenge, they attacked their foe with paint, scrubbing solu- ons, and steel brushes i IGHT: FCSN Winslow gives theSea Sparrow Launcher a freshen, VVS ' J ' Haze Grey. " BELOW: The flight deck team performs a FOD walk ' down before landing the helo. LOWER Rir THE SHIP! FAR LEFT: A P02 undeniably proud of his work. LEFT: S V Tidwell scrubs the bulk- heads. BELOW: SN Morris gains invaluable experience in the scullery. 1 M ABOVE: 1C2 Green swabs the decks after a steam leak. UPPER LEFT: FC2Bellin ° V — g gives the fire station brass a spit shine. LEFT: GMG3 Villanueva goes a long way S to avoid the XO ' s call to field day. I ■SM-mmimmmm BELOW: A tent is set up on the fantail to provide temporary shelter for Vietnamese refugees rescued from the Gulf of Thailand. RIGHT: EW2 Joyce and EW2 Depretta on the 04 level. ■ ' - ■■ ■-. " - ■:■ s s aver WE UNREPS During long periods at sea ELLIOT was required to replenish her fuel tanks, ammunition stocks, and stores by " hooking up " alongside supply ships while maintaining a steady course and speed. The Navy refined this technique during World War II to give the United States a logistical advantage over our foes. While on WESTPAC ELLIOT completed nearly 40 UNREP ' s successfully including several in the frigid waters off Alaska. This precision evolution re- quired the skills of the entire crew to ensure safe completion. RIGHT: A pallet of frozen food is transferred to ELLIOT during a connected replenishment. BE- LOW: ELLIOT breaks away leaving an oiler behind. LOWER RIGHT: The ELLIOT assumes life- guard duties 1000 yards behind the replenishment formation. m GENERAL QUARTERS The familiar sound of the GQ alarm was heard several times a week while ELLIOT was underway calling the men to their battle stations. In four minutes ELLIOT would be at a maximum condition of readiness, weapons systems poised toward the foe, and damage control teams ready to fight whatever battle wounds that might be inflicted on the ship by enemy fire. The quick responses of the crew are paramount in todays world of precision super-sonic weapons. The attack on USS STARK in the Persian Gulf was a stern reminder that these drills could never be taken too seriously. LEFT: EN2 Savage prepares to light a lire. BELOW: DK1 Lomeda, L TJC Ramsden, and PC3 Robillard plot damages in DC Central LOWER LEFT: HT2 Walker and IC2 Rios don OBA s outside of Repair Locker 5. LOWER RIGHT: ET3 Barjonah and ET3 Foster wear protective Mark 5 gas masks in Repair 8 during a simulated chemical attack. v ' . RIGHT: A slimey WOC is baptised into the realm of the shellback. FAR RIGHT: Several adventure seeking engineers venture topside for a rare breath of fresh air. BELOW: Line handlers on the fantail haul in another pallet of stores. ABOVE: SMI Holwig gives advice to a fellow sailor. ABOVE RIGHT: ELLIOT crew members brave the icy conditions of the Berring Sea. RIGHT: The men take position on the fantail during a gun familiariza- tion shoot. 54 ' ■ ■ FLIGHT QUARTERS " Flight Quarters, Flight Quarters, Flight Quarters . . . " ; this word was passed daily over the IMC to muster the members of the flight deck team for another launch or recovery. The team centered around the Air Department, who operated and main- tained a LAMPS Helicopter. During operations an LSE guided the aircraft using hand signals. Four chain and chockmen secured the helicopter to the deck once it landed. In the hanger a fire par- ty, two hot-suit men, and a corpsmen stood by to facilitate quick response should the helo crash on the deck. Also standing by were two members of the refueling team. Sound powered phone talkers communicated with Combat Information Center and the Bridge from the flight deck, hanger, and tower to ensure a smooth evolu- tion. In the tower the Helo Control Officer supervised the entire operat ion. During WESTPAC ELLIOT safely completed over 1000 land launches UPPER RIGHT: A " pilot ' s-eye " view of the flight deck team tending the JP-5 hose during Helo Inflight Refuel- ing (HIFR). ABOVE: MAGUS 40 positions herself for HIFR. CENTER RIGHT: A HIFR as it appears from the deck level. RIGHT: The refueling team draws a sample. FAR RIGHT: AMSC Shellmen ensures that the fuel is pure before filling the helo ' s fuel tanks. ' .:.. ' ■ --». ' ?? .- . • - ■:, ■„- HHI I FAR LEFT: BM1 Paredes relaxes while waiting for an inbound helo. LEFT: GMG3 Villaneuva mans a C02 bot- tle prior to engine start. CENTER LEFT: While starting engines the hotsuit men and LSE watch for start-up fires. BELOW: An SH-46 approaches with a pallet of stores during a Veritical Replenishment. LOWER LEFT: SKCS Weaver observes a landing from the helo control tower. LO WER RIGHT: The pilots, L T Nunley and L TJG Col- lins, dress for inclimate weather during flight operations in the Berring Sea. fZ-mAtf-l J-fli-W J ff» IEND OR FOE? The need for good intelligence is ever present. Suprises are undesirable, and constant watches are maintained. " They " want to know what we are doing, and we would like to have a pretty good idea of what they are doing. Whenever an unknown vessel approached, IS1 Flynn and his " Snoopy Team " were busily taking pictures from the signal bridge for later identifica- tion. Usually the vessel turned out to be a friendly merchant, but there were a few sightings in which ELLIOT crew members had the opportunity to see what " the other guy " looked like. Upon our departure from San Diego, the task group was tailed by a Soviet surveilance vessel for 2000 miles who was busily beaming messages home about our transit. On several occasions ELLIOT was overflown by So- viet Bear D ' s, a plane primarily used to observe the movements of our ships. During one exercise, a Red Chinese vessel came close enough for us to ex- change waves. During peace time these sightings were a mere curiosity, but in time of war the ability to identify friends and foes is critical. RIGHT: IS1 Flynn, the ship ' s intelligence specialist kept us up to date on the movement of ship s around us. BELOW: A Soviet Bear D Hies overhead in an effort to determine the intentions of the task force. These were a common sight during WESTPAC. LOWER RIGHT: The sun sets behind the USNS PONCHATOULA, a friendly oiler. BOTTOM: A Soviet Mayak Class AGI prowls in the area of the battle group. AGI ' s are used by the Soviets exclusively for surveil- fsf? if ■ .RrfjfSjSj " ' r.isirSiiii 58 ■ ■HiW k w.aK%n !w%M jafluQw LEFT: A Red Chinese AGI closed the ELLIOT close enough for us to see what our counterparts looked like. LOWER LEFT: The USS DARTER breaks the surface during exercises in the Gulf of Thailand. BELOW: The USS RAMSEY and an H-2 Helicopter. LOWER LEFT: A Soviet Pamir class AG1 betrays his curiosity. LOWER RIGHT: The battle group forms in a column behind EL- LIOT. 59 18IIII RIGHT: Members of the Air Department look on as ELLIOT makes a close approach on the carrier USS MIDWA Y. BELOW: STG2 San- dovall forms a snowball with the first snow that has ever fallen on ELLIOT ' s decks. CENTER LEFT: AS Division stands by for personnel inspection. CENTER RIGHT: EW1 Alexacos supervises his men from the ' ; j:-i; ' ,;lV WESTPAC LOG 63 DEPENDENT ' S CRUISE WESTPAC ' 87 kicked off with a Dependent ' s Cruise on 6 January. Over 200 joined us for a memora- ble day off the coast of California. The cruise featured a high speed run, a gun shoot, and a BBQ on the fantail. It was our parting gift for those who would patiently await our return after we had left. January 9, the day of departure, arrived. We said our final farewells. As the last line was pulled in we focused our thoughts forward to the six months ahead. RIGHT: Dependents take a chance at getting soaked during a crash- back. BELOW: The fantail BBQ was a favorite for all. ABOVE: Elliot ' s guns provide an interesting attraction for the guests. UPPER RIGHT: SN Boyer steals a few moments with his newly- wed wife Mary. RIGHT: A hard starboard turn at 30 knots catch many guests off guard as they scramble for balance. 64 1 AND DEPARTURE LEFT: First division hauls in Line 3 as ELLIOT gets underway. BE- LOW: A last glimpse of San Diego ' s skyline. LOWER LEFT: Bev and Nicholas van Joolen watch the ELLIOT slip into the harbor. LOWER CENTER: SN Gonzalez and his wife make the most of the last few min- utes. LOWER RIGHT: " Underway, shift colors. " ABO VE: DS1 Warren and his son spend a few moments alone. LEFT: ELLIOT ' s crew manned the rails in dress blues as we departed. 65 NORTHERN TRANSI ELLIOT left the warmth of San Diego and headed North to the icy Berring Sea where we weathered fierce storms, frigid temperatures, and bone chilling winds. We were an integral part of an amphibious task force that staged practice landings on the frozen shores of Alaska ' s Aluetian Islands to test our operability in a harsh environ- ment. On 22 January, undaunted by the howling winds outside, ELLIOT celebrated her tenth birthday with a steak dinner. Though stark and barren, everyone would later agree that the islands had a unique beauty of their own. RIGHT: The bow of the ship takes another blow from a large swell generated by one of several fierce storms common to the Gulf of Alas- ka. BELOW: Two sailors, caught off guard, run for cover as an unusual- ly large wave crashes onto the fan tail. ABO VE: Unalaska Island proudly displays her majestic peak. This was one of many such moun tains that sprung from the depths of the frigid Berring Seas along Alaska ' s Aleutian Islands. 66 LEFT: A lone sailor takes a break on the harpoon deck while gazing towards the frozen shores of Unalaska Island. BELOW: First Division spends an afternoon re- moving five inches of ice and snow from the forecastle. In the background a sailor demonstrates yet another use for a baseball bat. t s,«» fW hJ , J ABOVE: BM3 Bush suits up for underway replenishment. Several refu- eling evolutions during sub-zero temperatures were required during the transit. UPPER LEFT: AMS1 Anasarias and AMSC Shellman don anti-exposure gear used on the flight deck to protect the crew from the elements. LEFT: The forecastle sports a five inch layer of ice for the first time in ELLIOT ' s ten year ' s of service. 67 SUBIC BA Y TOP LEFT: A street side vender peddles his wares. TOP CEN- TER: Monkey Meat on a stick was every ones favorite. TOP RIGHT: Sun glasses for sale, even at night. CENTER LEFT: Hats galore at one of the local markets. CENTER RIGHT: The jeepney was the major mode of travel between Olongapo and the Bario. RIGHT: For the locals, if a jeepney was not available, a water buf- falo would do. ABOVE: A family takes their bonka boat down one of Olongapos lovely rivers. 68 Subic Bay, the Philippines was our home away I home. We made three stops here. First after our Ala a transit, then between Thailand and Korea, and finally route to Australia. The people were very friendly and A corned us with open arms. Our dollar went a long way 4 at the finer establishments in Olongapo. The activities a varied and there truly was something for everybody irl Philippines. THE PHILIPPINES The nightlife in Olongapo is awesome. Many discos hire bands. Filippino people are the great imitators of the [Id and often the bands sounded exactly like the artists. i ' longapo wasn ' t your style, it was only a short jeepney to the sleepy towns of the Bario and Subic City. And lourse, who could ever forget monkey meat on a stick, !:t, and San Migel. Subic Bay, we love you ... no kidding! TOP LEFT: Elliot ' s infamous band " Deadly Angel " terrorizes the streets after a performance in one of the local clubs. TOP CEN- TER: A disco in Olongapo. TOP RIGHT: Elliot sailors take in the sights. CENTER LEFT: LTGJ Collins takes the stage. CENTER RIGHT: Several Sailors prime up for the night at the Corkrook. LEFT: HT2 Brown tries out the mechanical bull at Gilleys. ABOVE: IC2 Lucier bangs out a tune at the California Jam Disco. 69 SUBIC BA Y TOP LEFT: A street side vender peddles his wares. TOP CEN- TER: Monkey Meat on a stick was everyones favorite. TOP RIGHT: Sun glasses for sale, even at night. CENTER LEFT: Hats galore at one of the local markets. CENTER RIGHT: The jeepney was the major mode of travel between Olongapo and the Bario. RIGHT: For the locals, if a jeepney was not available, a water buf- falo would do. ABOVE: A family takes their bonka boat down one of Olongapos lovely rivers. 68 Subic Bay, the Philippines was our home away i m home. We made three stops here. First after our Ala:an transit, then between Thailand and Korea, and finally? route to Au stralia. The people were very friendly and joj corned us with open arms. Our dollar went a long way ifm at the finer establishments in Olongapo. The activities vm varied and there truly was something for everybody innl Philippines. THE PHILIPPINES The nightlife in Olongapo is awesome. Many discos hire bands. Filippino people are the great imitators of the i. rid and often the bands sounded exactly like the artists. Olongapo wasn ' t your style, it was only a short jeepney r ? to the sleepy towns of the Bario and Subic City. And ;:ourse, who could ever forget monkey meat on a stick, : ut, and San Migel. Subic Bay, we love you ... no kidding! TOP LEFT: Elliot ' s infamous band " Deadly Angel " terrorizes the streets after a performance in one of the local clubs. TOP CEN- TER: A disco in Olongapo. TOP RIGHT: Elliot sailors take in the sights. CENTER LEFT: LTGJ Collins takes the stage. CENTER RIGHT: Several Sailors prime up for the night at the Corkrook. LEFT: HT2 Brown tries out the mechanical bull at Gilleys. ABOVE: IC2 Lucier bangs out a tune at the California Jam Disco. 69 PHA TTA YA BEACH Phattya Beach, Thailand marked our first liberty port in over 40 days. The ship dropped anchor a mile away from the town ' s main street, and the crew eagerly climbed aboard converted fishing boats owned by locals that took them ashore. What we found was paradise. Beer, good food, beaches, and palm trees, but best of all, it was cheap, and our dollars went a long way. Phattaya Beach was no secret to the world, catering to Europeans and Middle Easterners, as well as our Navy. Many claimed that this would be our best liberty port on WESTPAC, and after three days of basking in the sun, no one argued this point. BELOW: LTJG Hamlett discovers that where ever we went on WSTPAC, there was Coke. LOWER RIGHT: Para-sailing became a favorite sport on Thailand ' s Beaches. ABOVE: ETSN Gray finds refuge from Bankok ' s oppressive heat at the Windsor Hotel. RIGHT: Two Thai women display their ceremonial costumes. 70 LEFT: The Golden Buhda. weighing over 5 tons, casts a glance at the people be- low. BELOW: IC2 Rios makes a friend with one of the local monkeys. A short bus ride away was the city of Bangkok. Many of us journeyed forth to find a city teaming with culture, history, and, of course, Sing-ha Beer. Buddhist temples and ancient cities, reclaimed by jungles fascinated those of us who ventured into them. The people of Thailand gave us a welcome that we will never forget, but all good things come to an end; it was time to get underway again. ABOVE: ELLIOT sailors enjoy one more round as they board the last boat ' home ' . UPPER LEFT: A Buddhist Monk in traditional dress. To become a Monk was an honor that was bestowed on all Thai men at some point in their life. The Thai ' s believed that it would bring bad luck to eat a meal unless they had first made an offering to a monk. LEFT: The children of Thailand wave good-bye as we leave. In our hearts we know that some day we shall return. 71 R E F U G E E R E S C On the evening of 25 February 1987, the offi- cer of the deck observed a small vessel about 3000 yards away that appeared to be in distress. We were in company with ships from the US and Royal Thai Navy ' s conducting an exercise in the Gulf of Thai- land. ELLIOT detached to investigate and found that the vessel held 12 passengers in good health. The one English speaking member aboard claimed that the boat had been at sea for ten days and was enroute from Saigon. The Commanding Officer de- termined the vessel to be sea worthy, but badly in need of supplies. To aid their travels ELLIOT pro- vided food, water, and gas. The boat ' s crew was in good spirits when she was cast off at sunset. Two days later on the morning of 27 February, the forward lookout sighted a second vessel, again in distress. This time we found an overloaded boat containing 17 passengers, mostly women and chil- dren. It was evident that the vessel was on its last legs. We allowed the refugees to embark and set up temporary quarters for them on the fantail. The vessel was sunk with guns so that it would not be a hazard to navigation. An interpreter from the USS RAMSEY deter- mined that they were all related and from a tiny fish- ing village near Saigon. The father and son had served in the South Vietnamese Army and were con- sidered traitors to the country. The government would purchase their catch, but never pay enough to live on. They left in the dead of the night. Their engine broke down while still in coastal waters. A police boat, whom they bribed with gold to avoid arrest, towed them to international waters and cast them adrift where they were found by ELLIOT sev- eral days later. ELLIOT turned the refugees over to United Nations officials in Subic Bay. I UPPER RIGHT: The refugee ' s relax in a temporary shelter that on the fantail. CENTER RIGHT: The CO makes a determination of the condition of the refugee ' $ vessel. RIGHT: The vessel was tied off at the fantail and her passengers were allowed to embark. BELOW: The refugee boat is sunk with guns so that it would not hazard navigation. I UPPER LEFT: PN3 Nguyen from USS RAMSEY served as interpreter and obtained the refu- gee ' s story. UPPER CENTER: The crew donated toys to the children to make their stay more enjoyable. UPPER RIGHT: The crew looks on as the vessel ties off along side. CENTER: The refugees pose for a photo before departing. ABOVE: DS2 Severson gives the refugees their first English lessons. 73 In April we spent 5 fun-filled days in Hong Kong, the focal point for all commerce in the Ori- ent. Bargain Hunters lost themselves in Stanley ' s street markets. Sailors sampled exotic foods in the floating restaurants of Aberdeen. K owloon was reknowned for an exciting nightlife, and gamblers spent their dollars in Macau. Hong Kong had something for everybody! RIGHT: Decor in a floating restaurant. BELO W: GSM1 Bobin- ski poses with his guide on a tour of PRC. CENTER RIGHT: ELLIOT moored at HMS TAMAR. LOWER LEFT: Hong Kong ' s incredible skyline at night. LOWER RIGHT: A vendor prepares chicken " Chinese style " . HONG KONG FAR LEFT: A local bird merchant shows his wares. LEFT: SMI Holwig and SH2 Richardson pose in ancient Chinese costume. LOWER LEFT: The streets of Hong Kong. BELOW: Two Chinese policemen walk their beat. BOTTOM LEFT: EM3 Kim- meth rides in a junk near Aberdeen. BOTTOM RIGHT: The skyline by day. PUSAN, K OREA ELLIOT visited Pusan after spending three gruel- ing weeks participating in Team Spirit, a combined Kore- an US armed forces exercise. Pusan was a bargain hun- ters paradise. The crew descended upon Texas Street buying everything in sight for a mere fraction of the price they would have paid at home. Popular items included Reebok Shoes, large Teddy Bears, and leather jackets. Pusan also marked half-way day. Time was flying, but homecoming still seemed an eternity away. UPPER RIGHT: A young child greets visiting sailors on Texas Street. UPPER LEFT: A wide assortment of stuffed animals for sale at a small price. CENTER RIGHT: RM1 Shad well tkes in the sights. ABOVE: The Pusan Tower. RIGHT: A Korean woman carries her child in the traditional manner. 76 SASEBO, JAPAN During the month of April, ELLIOT made her only stop in Japan for a two week maintenance and upkeep period. Sasebo was a Japanese naval port during World War II located approximately 50 miles from Nagasaki. Here the crew had the opportunity to visit the site of the detination of the second atmoic bomb. Unfortunately the dollar yen exchange rate was not to our advantage, and a night on the town could prove costly. However almost everyone took time to experience Japan ' s rich and unique culture. Welcome to Nagasaki tesri UPPER LEFT: Beer vending machines were a common site throughout Japan selling any- thing from a standard 12 ounce can to a 2 liter " mini-keg " . UPPER RIGHT: Always faithful, never changing McDonalds could be found in the shopping plaza, but watch out, a Big mac would cost you! CENTER LEFT: Members of the wardroom visit Nagasaki. ABO VE: The Peace Statue in Nagasaki stood as a prayer that the destructive forces of the atomic bomb would never again be unleashed anywhere in the world. LEFT: A dragon on display in a local shop window. 77 On 25 May 1987, Battle Group A crossed tfe equator passing into the southern hemisphere. T " crossing of the line " marked the execution of 1 event that is enshrouded in ceremony and traditic . In preparation a beauty contest was held to sel t ELLIOT ' s lovliest sailor. ET3 Stephanie Barjom was unanamously selected by a panel of exp t judges. After " her " coronation, Davey Jon-, played by RMC Mathews, arrived to ensure that 1 was ready for King Neptune. Finding ELLIOT . King Neptune, played by BMCM McHardy, autl- rized the commencement of the ceremonies. Te poor and unsuspecting could not fathom what 1; ahead. s ' -41 1 fl yvL - ' " £ JP " C . The act of crossing the equator transforms a my pollywog into an honorable shellback. On th,morning of the crossing 236 pollywogs filed in rmation on their hands and knees, clothes on in.ie-out, and skivvies worn outside. The days ta|S tested the limits of endurance of both mind ar.body. The shellbacks spent their aggressions flogging, sliming and soaking wogs with fire kt s. The day ended with a visit to the Royal «: for sentencing. All wogs were guilty and the electric chair, time in the " coffin " , a trip J royal barber, and a tour of the garbage ch,e. All those who faced the challenge emerged K lellbacks. Skills UPPER LEFT: The shellback banner offers all slimey wogs a fair warning of things to come. UPPER RIGHT: ELLIOT ' S raving beauties pose for a group shot while the judges make their final decision. On the left, eventual winner, ET3 " Stephanie " Barjonah, flirts with the men. CENTER RIGHT: The CO shares a tender moment with OS2 " Subic Bay Sally " Olsen, OI ' s entry to the beauty con- test. ABOVE: SN Rupe beams with pride after successfully finding the pickle in the royal commode. LEFT: SN Humrich serves out his sentence in the royal coffin. W »»■ 80 LEFT: EW2 Depreta withdraws after kissing the Royal Baby (ETC Cobb). CENTER LEFT: SH2 Richardson re- ceives a " special " from the royal barber. BELOW: The XO receives a warm greeting from ET3 " Stephanie " Barjonah and FC2 " Cherry " McGuire. LOWER RIGHT: EN2 Sa vage turns his ' ' wog dogs ' ' , EN3 Huddleston and FN Arcand, on this unwary photographer. LOWER LEFT: EW1 Alexacos and L TJG Storey start their morn- ing with breakfast and showers on the forecastle. NEWCASTLE SIDNEn ■ vnpm ■ l l W H M L m mm W ? In June we made our last foreign port visit to Australia. No one could have planned this better! Australia ' s hospitality and love for the US Navy was over- whelming!! In Newcastle over ten thousand citizens waited in line for over an hour to receive short topside tours of ELLIOT. In return they showed their appreciation by giving us tours of the finer sights of New South Wales. After four days in Newcastle, we continued to Sidney where we were once again warmly greeted. When it was time to depart we all agreed that we would not soon forget Australia. ABOVE: Elliot is greeted by Green Peace protestors in Newcastle. CENTER LEFT: STGSNAbra- hamson " grogin ' " in a local pub. CENTER RIGHT: Thousands from the surrounding area wait in line for a tour topside. ABOVE: The Anglican Church in Newcastle dominates the skyline. RIGHT: BM2 Gubbl es cradles a wombat. J LEFT: Knobby Point marks the mouth of Newcastle Har- bor BELOW: Koalas were a common sight in Australia. LOWER LEFT: A group of officers are given tours of Newcastle. UPPER LEFT- Sydney ' s skyline. UPPER RIGHT: STG3 Davidson feeds a baby UPPER Lt ' L y EFTThe famous Sydney opera house was designed to re- ELLIOT into Sydney harbor. LEFT: Green Peace boats greet us in force in unsuccessful attempt to block ELLIOT ' S approach on the pier. 83 UNDERWA Y SPORTS WESTPAC ' 87 SPORTS ACTION Hey sports fans! We started WESTPAC sitting around on those cold northern nights watching movies, stuffing our faces, and turning into couch potatoes. But then along comes Ensign Rucker, the athletic " god " , who decreed that it was time to get all no loads back into shape. He held ship tournaments in Subic Bay. Fox Division destroyed the Wardroom team in the Softball finals, but the officers maintained their composure and took top honors in the volleyball tourney. Unappeased " raging " Rucker entered us in base wide basketball, Softball, and volleyball tourna- ments. But alas, once again we went to sea and muscle turned to fat, but " relentless " Rucker took the reins in Sasebo, this time adding soccer to the agenda. Oh well, who could afford to go out in Japan anyway? We proceeded to humilate the USS RAMSEY in softball and basketball, but the Japanese showed us a thing or two in soccer. We continued our endeavors throughout WEST- PAC with varying degrees of success to come home and find our- selves . . . OH NO! ... ten pounds heavier from all the beer con- sumed at games. Thanks Ensign Rucker. 84 TOP: As usual, the fans came out in force to keep the home team sobei V drinking their beer. ABOVE: ELLIOT ' S more serious athletes take honorn a weight lifting competition in Subic Bay. LEFT: MSSN Rankin and SN Battle compare shooting styles. BELOW: ELLIOT ' s basketball team scored many victories in Subic Bay and Sasebo. CENTER LEFT: A volleyball player reaches for the sky to save a loose ball. CENTER: FC2 Glover starts off a double play. CENTER RIGHT: HT3 Crawford takes the defensive matching his Japanese opponent stride for stride. LEFT: SMSN Larmen gets his pitch. ABOVE: OSSN McFar- land heads the ball for a goal. 85 F A N T A I Fantail BBQ ' s were a great success throughout WESTPAC. Hot dogs and hamburgers never tasted bet- ter than on a Sunday when all the work was done and a spectacular Pacific sunset dominated the horizon. Three BBQ ' s were held in all, two sponsored by the first class mess and one by the wardroom. During the long transit from Australia, ELLIOT ' s flight deck was turned into a stage and we held our first ever talent show spon- sored by the welfare and recreation committee. The event was a smash as crew members competed for a $100 first prize. In the long run everyone was a winner because the days festivities was a great excuse to hold another, you guessed it, BBQ. ABOVE: DS1 Warren, SN Duque, and GSM2 Janzer retreat to a spot by the gun mounts to enjoy their meals. UPPER RIGHT: FN Osik chows down a hamburger. CENTER RIGHT: Hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill ready to be served to a hungry crew. RIGHT: EN1 Olivas and SKI Enriquez man the pits at a BBQ sponsored by the first class 86 UPPER LEFT: EW2 Joyce heads the line to stake his claim on a well done hamburger. UPPER RIGHT: FN Geroux, SMSN Catanzarite, SK2 Shoemaker, and SH3 Da vis compare muscles on the fantail. CEN- TER LEFT: STGSN Robinson placed second in the talent show with a reading of a short story he had written. ABO VE: Talent show winners GSM1 Bobinski and SMI Holwig perform their " Blues Brothers " rou- tine. LEFT: OS2 " T. C. Love " Hadley and his side-kick RMSN Jones rapped their way to third place. s H O W 87 WESTPAC BABIES Leaving family and friends behind for six months is not an easy task, but is one that is expected of everyone in the Navy. It becomes more chal- lenging when a child is born and the father is serving his coun try on distant shores. However, the time is still special no matter how far away dad may be. This WESTPAC the crew helped nine proud fathers celebrate the birth of their children. Hardly a month passed without a Red Cross message announcing the arrival of another infant. The final count was six girls and three boys. Proud fathers passed out cigars and bragged over pictures sent from their wives. Homecoming was to be especially exciting for them, be- cause they would, for the first time meet the child they had already grown to love V %-■ ' • " " ' ' • ; v ' " . ' : AMCS Sheilman Ashley Sheilman 30 May 1987 10 lbs. ozs. BM2 Veronica Marie M April M BM2 Kennedv Jessica Diane Kennedy 1 March 19S7 9 lbs., 5 ozs. PROUD FA THE RS ET2 Brunn Joshua Da vid Brunn W9 February 1987 bs., 4 ozs. MSI Smith Jamielyn Smith 10 February 1987 LORD I HAVE A FRIEND HE ' S A WONDERFUL FRIEND A LOVING FRIEND SOMETIME ' S IT ' S HARD TO UNDERSTAND THE THINGS HE DOES SOMETIME ' S IT ' S HARD FOR HIM TO UNDERSTAND THE THINGS I DO BUT SOMEHOW WE ALWAYS WORK OUT THE DIFFERENCES WE MAY HAVE HE ' S ALWAYS BESIDE ME IN TIMES OF NEED IN MY LIFE I THANK YOU EVERYDAY FOR GIVING HIM TO ME LORD. I HAVE A FRIEND I LOVE HIM JUST LIKE A FATHER BECAUSE . . . LORD HE ' S MY DAD Written by Sharon Shadwell, daughter of RM1 Shadwell. FCl Napier ; Charles Napier 13 May 1987 . 7 lbs.. 11 ozs. L T Nunley Sean Robert Nunley 19 May 1987 9 lbs.. 3 ozs. 89 HOMEWARD The journey home was a long one. Australia was behind us and Hawaii ahead of us, but the days dragged on as we anticipated our arrival home. The operating tempo had slowed down considerably and the crew cleaned and packed in preparation for homecoming. The battle group detoured slightly and crossed the Equator at the International Dateline and we became Golden Shellbacks. On 30 June, we pulled into Pearl Harbor, with only eight days and a wake-up to go. RIGHT: ET3 Foster expresses the sentiments of the crew. BELOW: The Captain rests easy as a successful deployment comes to a close. CENTER RIGHT: GMM2 Helems la unches clay pigeons during a skeet shoot on the helo deck. ABOVE: OS1 Thayer consumes a meal with dignity. RIGHT: SN Mott kicks back on steel beach. FAR RIGHT: Lt " Mad Dog " Gill wears appropriate protective gear while manning the grills during a BBQ. 90 I BOUND LEFT: BM2 Rodgers, BMCS Ferguson, and LTJG Frankin paint the bull nose gold to commemorate the crossing of the equator at the Inter- national Date Line. LOWER LEFT: First Division berthing breaks out the cards after " knock-off " . BELOW: ET1 Gagnon and ET3 Brooks try to acquire a WESTPAC tan in the final days at sea. CENTER LEFT: Disregarding the possibility of a generator start, GSE2 Chekal relaxes with a book on the intakes. CENTER: The Commodore, Command Master Chief, and Commanding Officer relive their days in first division at the bull nose painting ceremony. ABOVE: STG3 Davidson prepares to attack a plate of food. LEFT: QM3 Foster, YN1 Harden, SN Moore, and BM2 Bush discuss homecoming plans on the bridge wing. 91 TIGER CRUISE In Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, over fifty relatives and friends of ELLIOT sailors (called Tigers) joined us for the final leg home. The Tiger Cruise gave us a chance to share the rigors and rewards of life at sea. Tigers were given PQS so that they could learn more about our ship. Special events held included an air show put on by USS BELLEAU WOOD, a fan tail BBQ, and a night gun shoot on 4 July. The Tiger ' s presence kept us occupied and accellerated the passage of time as we approached San Diego and the end of WESTPAC. RIGHT: John, Pual, and Ryan Elliot pose by a portrait of their uncle LCDR Arthur J. Elliot, II. BELOW: Garret Hintze and Glenn and Joe Busch, guests of the XO, take a tour of the bridge. CENTER RIGHT: LTJG Ramsden and his father Richard Ramsden. BOTTOM: The Ti- gers pose by the Sea Sparrow launcher. 92 " i5% " ml 11 {i Jf JMf - " fl ' B- . k A ? ' U f j. ■ K A k " A :; 1 ▼ « I 1 IS UPPER LEFT: Christain Malloy, son of FCC Malloy, holds training for the mess cooks in the galley. UPPER RIGHT: ENFN Wronkowski and Tom Rockefeller, guest of STGSN Robinson, in central. CENTER LEFT: GMG2 Lasche, FC2 O ' dell, and his dad William O ' dell relax on the weather decks. CENTER RIGHT: STGSN Robinson and his fa- ther Tom Rockefeller. LEFT: GSE2 Chekal explains the counsels in engineering to Matthew Malloy. ABOVE: Russel Beck, Uncle of BM2 Beck, joins SMSN Larmen and SM3 Jennett for a round of cards in operations berthing. 93 t AJ£ KICMC Wit IBS ELUOT-ITS 8E» » We could barely imagine where six months had passed so quickly. Anticipation was building as we drove past San Diego Harbor Bouy 1. A plane flew overhead trailing a message sent from our friends and family. Further down the channel and were met by tug boats who gave us the traditional homecoming lei that was put around the bow. Even as we passed under the Coronado Bay Bridge our eyes focused toward pier seven to catch a glimpse of those awaiting our ar- j rival. Finally they all came in to full view, and soon | we could pick out wives, parents, friends, etc. EL- ' LIOT moored pierside. We were home at last! UPPER RIGHT: The San Diego skyline from center channel. ABOVE: A lei is placed on the bow by First Division. RIGHT: EL- LIOT rounds pier seven as our friends and family came into view. rf r J I " Hh The weeks after our return was a time to rejoin our families. There were many stories to be told of the six months prior, relationships would be rekindled, and fathers would finally meet their newborns. Soon we would be back to work furiously planning for a one year overhaul. It would be quite a while before EL- LIOT ' S next WESTPAC. CENTER LEFT: The brow is finally put across. CENTER: MS2 De- lucia is reunited with his son. CENTER LEFT: GMG2 Helems wastes no time in leaving the ship. LEFT: SMSN Larmen receives a warm welcome from his sister. « " CRUISEBOOK STAFF Editor Photographer Business Manager Artist k - h ET3 Barjonah GSMFN Bennet GSM1 Bobinski SMSN Catanzarite AT2 Clark ET1 Cobb LTJG Collins FCSN Dolly GSM3 Flippen ISC Flynn MACS Garner HTFN Geroux LT Gill 1C2 Green NCI Gunstream LT Vincent van Joolen ISC(A W) Barry Flynn EW2(SW) Richard Howarth SN Daniel Marinelli BMl(SW) William Weese ET3 Stephen Barjonah Contributing Photographers OSC Haley HT3 Hewin GSE1 Holder SMI Holwig EW2 Howarth ET3 Ingram LT Kapcio EM3 Kimmeth GMG3 Lasche FCC Malloy SN Marinelli STG1 Moss QM2 McDaniels FC2 McGuire SM2 Mull FC1 Napier L T Nunley OS2 Olsen IC2 Rios GMG2 Rorabaug, DS2 Sever son RM1 Shadwell STG3 Stewart STGSN Tidwell LT van Joolen MS2 Ward IC3 Whitwam ET3 Wilson ENC Wolff GSE2 Ziems I want to personally thank all those who contributed to this edition of ELLIOT ' s WEST- PAC ' 87 Cruisebook, especially ISC(AW) Flynn and EW2(SW) Howarth whose endless hours in the darkroom produced a vast majority of the photos published in this book. Additional thanks go to ELLIOT ' s Welfare and Recreation Committee whose funding made this project possible. Bk « ■Ml LT van Joolen, Cruisebook Editor WALSWORTH Cruise Book Sales Office PUBLISHING 912 Skylark Drive COMPANY La Jolla. CA 92037 MARCELINE. MISSOURI. U.S.A. 96 i -


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