Elrod (FFG 55) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1999

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Warsaw BYELARUS POLAND • Krakow • Lviv • Kyiv UKRAINE RUSSIA SLOVAKIA Bratislava • Budapest HUNGARY -Pecs OATIA JOSNIA Belgrade c • SERBIA Sarajevo a ' • Cluj-Napoca ROMANIA Bucharest • • Krasnodar Constanta Varna i BULGARIA MOPJPENEGRO •Sofiya Tiranc ALBANIA • Skopji CEDON Black Sea SaaiiUii • I Erzurum Thessal GREECE A Aegean -- " Bursa I Ankara TURKEY iQv, Sea n N « Izmir -p =3!h the 1 artLU CRETE Mediterranean Sea Benghazi GulfofSidra LIBYA EGYPT Luxor • Aswan • This cruise book, the exploits and, memories contained here in, are dedicated to the seagoing veterans of the past. We honor their brave and selfless sacrifices in the defense of our great nation. They may rest assured that their legacy, spirit and dedication to duty is secure and reaffirmed through the finest crew to stand watch on a United States Man of War, USS ELROD. TABLE OF CONTENTS Pg. 1 Dedication Pg. 56 Pg. 2 Table of Contents Pg. 57 Pg. 3 Major HemyT.Elrod Pg. 58 Pg. 4 Change of Command Pg. 59 Pg. 6 Cmdr. Andress Pg. 60 Pg. 7 Cmdr. Bougher Pg. 61 Pg. 8 Lt. Cmdr. SwaUow Pg. 62 Pg. 9 Lt. Cmdr. Rlchsmiller Pg. 63 Pg. 10 CMC Bowden CMC Pg. 64 Oakley Pg. 68 Pg. 11 Officer Country Pg. 70 Pg. 12 Combat Systems Pg. 71 Pg. 18 Dept. Bctnres Pg. 72 Pg. 22 A Division Pg. 73 Pg. 24 E Division Pg. 74 Pg. 25 M Division Pg. 75 Pg. 26 R Division Pg. 76 Pg. 28 Dept. Pictures Pg. 77 Pg. 30 Ops2, 3, 4 Pg. 78 Pg. 36 Dept. Bctures Pg. 79 Pg. 38 Nxl Nx2 Pg. 80 Pg. 40 Dept. Pictures Pg. 42 Supl Sup2 Pg. 46 Dept. Pictures Pg. 48 Family Cruise Pg. 50 Malaga, Spain Pg. 51 Varna, Bulgaria Pg. 52 Black Sea Straits Pg. 53 Antalya, Turkey Pg. 54 Haifa, Israel Pg. 55 Jerusalem, Israel Souda Bay, Crete La Maddelena, Italy Dubrovnik, Croatia Genova, Italy Marsaille, France Treiste, Italy Rota, Spain Homecoming Air Dept. Un-Reps Gun Exercises Burial at Sea Com-Rel Projects Day of Hope Awards Chiefs Pinning Talent Show Swim Call Characteristics Statistics credits Artwork Poem MAJOR HENRY TALMAGE ELROD, USMC Major Henry T. Elrod U.S. Marine Corps, was born September 27, 1905, in Turner County, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, and the Yale University until his Father passed away in 1927. He enlisted in the USMC in December 1927, and was appointed a 2 " Lieutenant in February 1931. On December 4, 1941 Capt. Elrod flew onto Wake Island with 12 Aircraft, 12 Pflots, and a VMF-21 1 ground crew. Dur- ing the defense of Wake Island, Capt. Elrod repeatedly displayed conspicuous gal- lantry and intrepidity at the risk of his own life. On the 12 " of December he single- handedly attacked a flight of 22 enemy planes and shot down two. On several flights he executed low altitude bombing and strafing runs on enemy ships. On one of these runs he became the first man to sink a major warship with small caliber bombs. When his plane was destroyed by hostile fire. He organized a group of ground troops into a beach defense unit. And repeatedly repulsed Japanese attacks. On 23 Decem- ber 1941 Captain Elrod fell mortally wounded while protecting his men who were car- rying ammunition to a gun emplacement. He posthumously promoted to Major on November 8, 1946. His widow was presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor. This posthumous medal was awarded to her husband for his heroic actions during the last bitter days of Wake Island. His Widow is now Mrs. Elizabeth Carleson. i. Change of Command COMMANDING Commander Thomas R. Andress United States Navy Cmdr. Thomas R. Andress was bom in 1956, Son of Thomas and Patricia Andress of ChalfontJ Pennsylvania. He graduated from Pennsylvania University with a BA and was commissioned as an Ensign in 1978. He served on USS EDSON (00946) from 1979 to 1982 as Gurmeiy Officer) He then served as Anti- Submarine Warfare training Officer on the staff of Fleet Training Group:! Guantanamo Bay, Cuba from 1982-1985. After completing the Surface Warfare Department Head course in 1986, Commander Andress was assigned to the pre-commissioning unit anci served as the Combat Systems Officer on USS ROONEY M. OAVIS (FFG-60). In 1988, the ship! became the first guided missile frigate permanently assigned to the seventh fleet and made its! new home in Yokusuka, Japan. The ship deployed to the Arabian Gulf, conducted numerous operations with other navies of the Western Pacific, and participated in an historic port visit tc Shanghai China in 1989. Commander Andress reported as Executive Officer on the USS VAN ' OERGRIFT (FFG-48) in 1989. The Ship deployed to the Arabian Gulf and was aboard at thei beginning of Operation Desert Shield. Commander Andress next served as the Anti-Ship Mis sile Defense Officer for the Surface Combat Systems Division in the Office of the Chief of Navi Operations from 1991 to 1994. Commander Andress attended the Naval War College an received his MA. He served from 1995 to 1997 on the staff of the Ballistic Missile Defense Orga nizatlon, Office of the Secretary of Defense, to oversee development of the theater missile defense systems. He assumed command of USS KIOO (OOG993) in August 1997 and was the ship ' s final Captain, as KIOO was decommissioned in March of 1998. Commander Andress reported to the USS ELROO (FFG-55) on April 1998 for duty as Commanding Officer. Com- mander Ancfress ' s personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Merito- rious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal, the Navy Achievement Medal, and vari- ous other unit awards and decorations. He is married to the former Kiystal Keiser of Glenside, Pennsylvania. They have two daughters, Lauren and Christine. OFFICERS Commander Robert W. Bougher United States Navy n I ommander Bougher was born in Philadelphia and raised in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, 5on of Captain Wesley R. and Mrs. Nancy A. Bougher. He is a graduate of Villanova Uni- prsity and has Masters prepared by both the U.S. Naval War College and Salve Regina University. Commander Bougher ' s first sea duty was on the USS BERKELEY (DDG-15) i7 here he served as Electrical, Auxiliaries, Boilers Officer, and Fire Control Officer. Sub- Sequent sea tours include Chief Engineer, USS PAUL F. FOSTER (DD-964); Examiner, pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board, Executive Officer, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN. Shore duty assignments have included Officer Recruiter, Naval Recruiting District Har- risburg, Pennsylvania; Strategic Planner, Strategy and Policy Directorate, Navy Staff ;N86); and most recently. Chief of Staff Program Executive Office for Theater Air Defense. I ommander Bougher ' s personal decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service th edal (3 awards). Navy Achievement Medal, and various other service and campaign lii iwards. In 1981, Commander Bougher asked his high school sweetheart, the former ivi jeorgiana Frey of Lower Gwynedd, Pennsylvania to marry him. Much to his surprise, in jhe agreed, and today they have two children, Jermifer 14 and Robert Jr. 9. The family gs -esides in Springfield, Fairfax County, Virginia. th K itc ui d( EXECUTIVE Lt. Commander R. Chandler Swallow United States Navy I Lieutenant Commander Swallow was born in Providence, Rhode Island and raised ir Charlotte, North Carolina. He graduated with a BA in Mechanical Engineering frori Tulane University in 1985. And was commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. Whi x at Tulane, he served as Battalion Commander of the Naval Reserve Officer Trainijii Corps. Commencing Nuclear Officer training in May 1985, he completed the nucleai training curriculum and the Surface Warfare Officer School prior to arriving at his firs sea tour in October 1986 aboard the USS VIRGINIA (CGN-38). There he served af Repair Division Officer, Reactor Electrical Division Officer, and Main Propulsion Assis- tant. From September 1989 through January 1991 he served as Main Propulsion Assis- tant, and Reactor Training Assistant on the USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25). Ashore, he earned his Master of Science Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgradu ate School. From November 1993 through November 1995, he served as Operations Offi cer and Tactical Action Officer on the USS ELLIOT (DD967). Lt. Cmdr. Swallow nexi served as Reactor Mechanical Assistant aboard the USS ENTERPRISE {CVN-65) He detached from the USS ENTERPRISE in December 1997 and completed his Joint Pro fessional Military Education, Phase 1. In June 1998, he reported to the USS ELROE (FFG-55) as Executive Officer. Lt. Cmdr. Swallow ' s next assignment is Chief Staff Offi cer of Destroyer Squadron 50, in support of Fifth Fleet operations. Lt. Cmdr. Swallow ' s decorations include the Meritorious Serive Medal, Navy Commendation Medal with twc gold stars. Navy Achievement Medal and various service and campaign medals. Lt Cmdr. Swallow married the former Tina Van Hook of Newport, RI. while they both attended the Naval Post Graduate School. She is a Lt. Cmdr. serving as NCTAMS Detach- ment Hampton Roads Officer in Charge. They have one son. Beau. OFFICERS : I I III Lt. Commander Fredrick W. Rischmiller United States Navy ii jeu tenant Commander Rischmiller was born in Buffalo, New York. He was raised in illiamsville, New York, son of Mr. Fredrick W. and Mrs. Joan M. Rischmiller. He is a t Graduate of the University of Rochester and received his Masters Degrees from the Naval rj ' ostgraduate School and the Marine Corps Command and Staff College. ieutenant Commander Rischmiller ' s first sea duty tour was on the USS RENTZ (FFG- 16) where he served as the Electronic Readiness Officer. Auxiliaries and Electrical Offi- er as well as Main Propulsion Assistant. Subsequent sea tours include Electrial Officer ;is[.n the USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70); Chief Engineer on the USS CLARK (FFG-11); and li(:hief Engineer on the USS STOUT (DDG-55). ju lieutenant Commander Rischmiller ' s personal decorations include the Navy Commen- ex lation Medal (3 Awards), Naval Achievement Medal, and various other service and cam- )aign awards. ' TO 01 I w ' i U otl cb 9 Command Master Chief ABCM (AW SW) Lany D. Bowden Larry Darnell Bowden was born in Mt. Olive North Carolina. Ht attended South Lenoir High School, graduating in June of 19711 Immediately following High School, he enlisted in the Unitec States Navy. He attended Boot Camp in Orlando, Fl. In Angus- 1981, he checked in on the USS NIMITZ, where he was selectee Chief Petty Officer. Subsequently he reported to Naval Recruii Training Command in Orlando, Fl., where he mentored seven com panics, all finishing first and designated Commanding Compan} Color Company. The highlight of his tour came in August 1986 when his company earned the Hall Of Fame Company. His next assignment was aboard the USS JOHN F. KENNEDY, where he was selected for Senioi and ultimately Master Chief Petty Officer. He was selected for the Command Master Chie program in June 1996. In January 1997 master Chief Bowden reported aboard the USS ELROD as Command Master Chief. Master Chief Bowden ' s Decorations include the Nav) Commendation medal with two gold stars, Navy Achievement Medal with two gold stars six good conduct Medals and various other unit commendations and awards. Mastei Chief Bowden and his wife, the former Peggy Sutton of Kinston, NC, Have two children Tiffany and Keisha, who received her BA from Virginia State University. PHOTO NOT AVAILABLE FCCM (SW) Cary J. Oakley Born in Charlotte, TN., Master Chief Oakley joined the Navy November 1977. Upon completion of basic training he reported tc the USS MANELY (DD-940) as an undesignated seaman. In Decem- ber 1980, at the rank of Boatswain Mate Second Class, he was assigned TAD to Correctional Custody Unit, Naval Submarine Base New London CT, where he served as section leader until July 1982 In August 1982, Master Chief Oakley changed his rating to Dat£ Systems Technician and reported to Great Lakes, IL and Mare Island Ca. for training. Subsequent Tours of Duty include SIMA, Charleston, SC, USS AMERICA (CV-66), COMNAVAIRLANT, FCTCLANT Dam Neck, VA, and USS NICHOI SON (DD-982). He also served as Senior Instructor at Dam Neck, Va., of Tactical Date Systems " C " school, as well as Acting Command Master chief onboard USS DONALE COOK {DDG-75). In October 1999, Master Chief Oakley graduated from the U.S. Nav Senior Enlisted Academy, and reported immediately to USS ELROD {FFG-55) wher he assumed his duties as Command Master Chief. His personal decorations include the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (three awards), the Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and numerous unit awards and citations. Mastei Chief Oakley is married to the former Tobi A. Jackson of Boston, MA. They reside ir Virginia Beach with their three sons: Brandon, Kevin and Dylan. 10 OFFICER COUNTRY tc in HI ei LCDR C. Pieczynski LT T. Do LT J. Sievert ra IS( 82 at ar IS 31 at 1 av ,ei ■ ' jdi- ite LT E. Dukat LT J. Meagher 11 CS-2 DIVISION ST -ih TM ENS T. Laurie STG2 (SW) M. Brehm STG2 (SW) J. Simpson III STG2 (SW) B. Keener STG2 (SW) C. Tribble STGC (SW) R. Millei STG2 (SW) V. Meza STG3 V. Morrison 12 f y STG3 J. Osborn STG3 G. Raines III STG3 A. Smith STG3 B. Wilkie NOT PICTURED TMl (SW) R. Harrell TM3 K. Knight STGSA J. Powell 13 CS-3 DIVISION FC CM LTJG R. Fannon FCC (SW] A. Gibsoi GMC (SW) J. Morrison Jr. FCl (SW) D. Hartman FCl (SW) D. Mann FCl (SW) R. Smith GMl (SW) D. Colvell GMl (SW) J. Robertson FC2 (SW) E. FC2 A. Hutchinson Hammersley 14 GM3 D. Logan FCSN C. Gantt 15 CS-4 DIVISION ic ETC (SW) M. Thorn DSl (SW) D. Bark« ET EW EWl (SW) F. Fisher ICl (SW) R. Price ET2 (SW) M. Boles DS2 (SW) M. Kinney ET2 (SW) D. Burch 16 ET2 (SW) S. Lenda ET2 (SW) G. Warchol EW2 (SW) A. Monroe ;( ET3 R. Ciner ET3 E. Johnson ET3 (SW) G. Holt EW3 (SW) J. Gray III NOT PICTURED ENS R. Baker EWl (SW) T. Hasty IC3 (SW) D. Rivera IC3 W. Wallace 17 18 19 20 A-DIVISION IN ENC (SW) C. Brock ENl C. Hart EN2 (SW) R. Allen ENS P. Briones EMFN W. Tomlin ENFA A. Stanley FA J. Nelson NOT PICTURED LT J. Bernard EN2 E. Watt ENS J. Burton III ENS R. Kaake FA A. Gosselin FA J. Nelson 22 E-DIVISION EM2 D. Parnass EM fllimj EM3 (SW) V. Rodgers EMS (SW) J. Valdespou EMFN B. Moschetto EMFN D. Montgomery NOT PICTURED ENS K. Blair EMC (SW) R. Harewood EMS J. Martin EM2 D. Lyndall EMS A. Wessell 24 M-DIVISION ENS J. Cathcart GS GSMC (SW) B. Lawless ill 1 1 f y « GSMl (SWl O. - Smith GSE2 (SW] J. Rodriguez GSM2 (SW) J. Pond GSE3 B. LA NOT PICTURED GSEC (SW) L. McPherson GSE2 (SW) G. Mangus GSMC (SW) J. Wallis GSE3 E. Smith GSM3 K. Koonhow GSM3 D. Thompson GSMFN K. Chapman 25 R-DIVISION DC MT M ENS N. Brown DCC (SW) C. Bressette MR HTl (SW) D. Roof HTl D. Walker DC2 (SW) S. Johnson DC2 C. Melfi MR2 B. Wyatt DCS Z. Gandy 26 I DCS (SW) T. Narney NOT PICTURED DCC (SW) J. Stewart DCl (SW) E. Small HTl W. McDonald DCFA R. Horning CHIEF BRESSETTE DEMONSTRATES THE PROPER SALUTE LL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE O GO! 27 OPS-2 DIVISION RM LTJG C. Lewis RMC (SW) R Klocinski RM2 (SW) C. Denson RM2 (SW) L. Mathis RM3 (SW) C. Clark RM3 M. Layman RMS E. Penni . Ortiz RMSA E. Gardner RMSN L. McKinney RMSA R. Knie RMSNM NOT PICTURED: RM2 (SW) R. Parsons 30 OPS-3 DIVISION BM 1 |S T. Seigenthaler BMCS (SW) D. Lucier BMl (SW) W. Bates uiBMl (SW) J. Webber BM2 (SW) S. Bitner BM2 (SW) A. Brown BM2 (SW) R. Long ii BM3 (SW) E. Ferguson BM3 (SW) G. McDaniel BM3 D. Saucier BMSN S. Evans 31 SN S. Gisetto SN E. Gormley SN R. Griesinger SN J. Hardin 32 SN A. Hoyle SA L. Diawara SA S. Ix)well J NOT PICTURED [2 (SW) R. Stokes - i SN D. Winningham SA A. Nassari Ji 33 OPS-4 DIVISION OSC (SW) M. Gibson OS OSl (SW) T. Duncan OSl (SW) R. Hollander OSl (SW) J. Rollins OS2 (SW) C. Couch OS2 E. Esquilin OS2 (SW) R. Giv. OS2 (SW) R. Land OS2 (SW) A. Landrum OS2 D. Mitchell OS2 (SW) D. Nie] 34 OSSR W. Watrous 35 36 37 NX-l NX-2 DIVISION HM T LTJG G. Ross MA SMC (SW) B. Schlicht PN f QM HMl (SW) J. Carter PNl (SW) R. Rof; QMl (SW) L. Dennis YNl (SW) G. Giller QM2 D. Jenkins 38 SM YN V 9M2 B. Melio o} NOT PICTURED HM2 (SW) K. Lim YN2 D. Applegate HM3 (SW) K. Motosicky QMS K. Hodge SM3 (SW) M. Daley PN3 (SW) A. Avila SMS A. Vegacolon SMSA S. Reese 39 40 41 SUP-1 DIVISION OK ENS J. Babb SH X DKl (SW) P. Dublino PC SK SKC (SW) E. Ort 3 GSEl (SS SW) Swanson SHI (SW) T. Hight SKI (SW) D. Fuelling SKI (SW) M. Home 42 n({SH2 (SW) M. Longstreet PC2 (SW) C. Dry PC3 R. Durham SK3 G. Klnser 1 5K3 T. Pearce SHSN D. Edwards SHSN S. Miller SKSN J. Burgos NOT PICTURED SK2 R. Henderson SKSN J. Olin SN B. Price 43 SUP-2 DIVISION MS MSC (SW) D. Ponce MSI P. Burguillos MSI G. Zappel MS2 R. Daniel MS2 R. Hadden MS3 (SW) I. Vanburen MS3 M. Wheeler MSSN M. Barksdale 44 MSSN M. Ezzell NOT PICTURED MSI (SW) G. Rhoads MSSA G. Rodriguez CSO IN THE SCULLERY — . ,J» XO ENJOYING THE SCULLERY MSI ZAPPEL AND FAMILY 45 46 47 FAMILY CRUISE 48 49 50 VARNA, BULGARIA 51 BLACK SEA 52 I ANTALYA, TURIffiY 53 54 kJ JERUSALEM 55 SOUDA BAY, CRETE 56 .53. LA MADDELANA, ITALY 57 HL-HL-L DUBROVNIK, CROATIA 58 GENOVA, ITALY 59 MARSAILLE, FRANCE 60 TRIESTE, ITALY irti H II " It II It : ' !f U tt ' , ' .:. -. n, 61 ROTA, SPAIN ONE MORE PORT! " J 9 62 HOMECOMING WE MADE IT! 63 HSL 44 DET 7 AO Hm l gUr AE AM AO 5 s| AT AW AZ •■ --B ■ d SSSSSSSSSS w LCDR C. " Bam Bam " Bencal LT D. Gordon LT L. Kalleberg LT P. Tangney 64 LTJG C. Allison LTJG M. Gonzalez ADC (AW) T. Richardson ADl (AW) J. Bubar ADl (AW) R Wisecarver AT2 (AW) C. Gilmore AOl (AW) P. Corda AE2 (AW) T. McCoUum AT2 (AW) J. Brazeal AW2 (AW) T. Hornbaker AW2 (AW SW) J. Norman AZ2 (AW) M. Shanahan 65 ADS (AW) A. Cheely AE3 (AW) S. Burke AMH3 (AW) R. Regal AMS3 (AW) C. Stimac AW3 (AW SW NAC) C. JCasprzyk ADAN (AW) W. Monical AN (AW) C. Alfaro 66 i 67 UNREPS, UNREPS 68 AND MORE UNREPS! 69 GUN EXERCISES M i 1 ' 1 H K- B ' ■ ■ •j. P 1 i 1 3 70 BURIAL AT SEA 71 COM-REL PROJECTS 72 DAY OF HOPE 73 AWARDS 74 { CHIEF ' S PINNING 75 TALENT SHOW ' CHIEF SELECTEES " ' THE TEMPTATIONS " ' THE MACK " 76 SWIM CALL 77 CHARACTERISTICS Built by Keel Laid Launched Commissioned Length Bath Iron Works Corporation 21 November 1 983 12 May 1984 06 July 1985 453 feet Beam Displacement Complement 47 feet 41 00 tons 10 Officers, 14 Chief Petty Officers 198 Enlisted MK 92 STIR radar Mk 32 ASW Torpedo Tubes 76 mm MK 75 Rapid fire gun MK IS CIWS LAMPS MK III AN SOR 19 Towed Array Sonar AN SPS-55 Surface Search radar AN SPS-49 Air Search radar MK 92 CAS radar Mk 13 Guided Missile Launcher AN SQS-56 Digital sonar Propulsion Two General Electric LM 2500 Gas Turbines (40,000 SHP) Two 360 HP Electric Auxilary Propulsion Units One Controllable Reversible Pitch Propeller Combat Systems AN SPS-49 Air Search radar AN SPS-55 Surface Search radar MK 92 Fire Control System AN SLQ-32 Electronic Warfare System AN SQS-56 Digital sonar AN SLQ-25A NIXIE Decoy System SRBOC Decoy System Navy Tactical Data System MK 92 STIR radar MK 92 CAS radar Armament MK 13 Guided Missile Launcher -Harpoon anti-surface missile -Standard anti-aircraft missile 76mm MK 75 Rapid fire gun MK 32 ASW Torpedo Tubes -MK 46 ASW Torpedo , MK 15 Mod 1 Phalanx Close-in Weapons Systenj i Maximum Speed j 30 knots plus | Aircraft | Two LAMPS MK III (Light Airborne Multi-Purpose System) SH-60B Helicopters for anti-submarine and anti-surface Operations 78 STATISTICS 46 Sea and Anchor Details 31 Un-Reps 1 High Wire Transfer 3 Astern Refueling I Towing Exercise II Accom. Ladder for Brow 4 Vertical Replenishments (119 Pallets total) Avg. of 600 loads of laundry Per month Average 100 emails outgoing Per day 10 Different Ports 13 Dual Station (143 Pallets during COMREP) 4 Anchored outs 18 Small Boat OPS 1 Swim Call Avg. of 300 Haircuts per month Approx. 18,000 meals per month Average 100 emails incoming per day Equals approx. 36,000 emails For the Cruise CREDITS: ENS Laurie- PAO, ASWO, and Executive Cruise Book Coordinator FC3 Eden-Assist. PAO, Assist. Cruise Book Coordinator, Editor, Layout, and Artist Assistants: DC3 Gandy, GSEl Swanson, PN3 Avila, ITSN Kniesel, and OS2 Wilson Photography By: ENS Laurie, FC3 Eden, SKI Fuelling, OS2 Wilson and MSI Zappel A Special Thanks to Mrs. DeLina Eden for her time and help. 79 A Sailor ' s Prayer Dear God, Watch after her for me. That she may safely guarded be. Help her each lonely hour to bear, as I would Lord if I were there. When she ' s sleeping watch her then, that fear may not her dreams offend. Be ever near her through the day Let none, but goodness comes her way. Sweet faithfiil girl who waits for me. Beyond the wide z spacious sea. Be merciftil O God I pray! Take cai of her while I ' m away! Author Unknown 80 PORTUGAL Lisbon ) SPAIN RUSSIA

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