Fechteler (DD 870) - Naval Cruise Book

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31 99 fr 1 f"""""' 3, INV w.,,,K A Www? new x ' V ix f SOUTHEAST ASIAN CRUISE 1967 The sea drowns out humanity and time: it has no sympathy with either for it belongs to eternity, and of that it sings its monotonous song for ever and ever. Oliver Wendell Holmes .li if -.l f I"-avi' N- J"'4f'.',JJ-39, XxbXI': jiiq-,N-4.44v,d ,,i"x.49NQ, Ji! jg -f QIJJJJJ k1'4-vw " N4-4.3" xx X Q -,fff 657: if J, '41-71 wg' "3Q"'y5n, J-3:53 Xx,i.:5O Xkncrcsiq- ' X ks 16' X X SHIP'S HISTORY USS FECHTELER DD 870 The present USS FECHTELER QDD 8705 is the second Destroyer honored with the name of FECHTELER. The first FECHTELER, a Destroyer Escort, was commissioned 1 July 1943. She was torpedoed and sunk on 5 May 1944 in the Western Mediterranean after participating in the North African-Sicily Campaigns. She received one Battle Star for World War ll service. The ship is named in honor of two Naval officers. One was Augustus Francis FECHTELER, who was born in Prussia on 1 September 1857 and graduated in 1877 from the Naval Academy. His distinguished career included command of 2nd, 6th and 7th divisions of the Atlantic Fleet, the Norfolk Naval Yard and the 5th Naval District. Rear Admiral Fechteler, recipient of the Navy Cross, died at the Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Virginia, 26 May 1927. The second was his son, Frank Casper FECHTELER, born on 8 July 1897 in San Rafeal, California, who ' was a member of the Naval Academy class of 1918. He served aboard the Paducah during World War I, and was trained as an aviator finally serving aboard Langley QCV-lj. While preparing for the Pulitzer Trophy Race in 1922 LT. FECHTELER was killed in an airplane crash near Detroit on 18 September 1922. USS FECHTELER QDDR 8703 was launched 19 September 1945 by Bethlehem Steel Company, Staten Island, New York, and was sponsored by Miss Joan S. FECHTELER, grand-daughter of Rear Admiral Augustus F. FECHTELER. The ship was commissioned on 2 March 1946. In the spring of 1963 FECHTELER entered the Long Beach Naval Shipyard to undergo Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization MK 1 conversion. After completion in December 1963, she was redesignated a DD. On 5 May 1964 FECHTELER departed Long Beach for WestPac as a mem- ber of Destroyer Squadron 19, ""The Greyhounds". During her 7 month deployment FECHTELER served with Task Force 77, fast carrier attack groups, supporting operations in Viet Nam and on Taiwan Patrol. She received the Navy Unit Commendation for Gulf of Tonkin operations 2 - 5 August, was awarded Armed Forces expeditionary Medal and received commendation from the Chief of Naval Operations upon her return for special operations off the coast of California. FECHTELER departed Long Beach, California on 10 July 1965, again with Destroyer Squadron 19 to meet the increasing requirements of the Seventh Fleet in Southeast Asia. During this tour she served with TF 77's carrier striking groups, as a Naval Gunfire Support Ship in South Viet Nam, and as Harbor Defense Ship in DaNang, South Viet Nam, On 13 January 1966 FECHTELER departed from WestPac arriving at Long Beach 1 February. From 8 July to 17 October FECHTELER underwent Shipyard overhaul at Long Beach Naval Shipyard followed by Refresher Training from 24 October until 3 December. On 25 February 1967 FECHTELER departed for WestPac where she served twice on the "gunline" off South Viet Nam, supported two amphibious landings, participated in Operation Sea Dragon, and spent 6 weeks on Northern Search and Rescue Station. FECHTELER returned to Long Beach after this successful WestPac tour on 25 August 1967, .n - mfg-, myswnf 1-we-: v - , - 5 1 A eras I I COMMANDING OFFICER Commander Maurlce Gene Whlte was born 1n Dayton Ohto on 22 November 1924 He en lmsted ln the U S Navy on 10 November 1942 and attended recrult tralnmg at the U S Naval Traxnmg Center Great Lakes Ill1no1s Upon complet1on of recru1t tralnmg he attended Class "A Electrlclan School at Detro1t M1ch1gan and Interlor Cornmunlcatlon School at Washmgton D C In January 1944 he attended CVE precomm1ss1on1ng school at Bremerton Washmgton and was asslgned to USS SAGINAW BAY QCVA 825 He served ln SAGINAW BAY untll November 1945 when he was dlscharged as I'1rst Class Electrlclans Mate Commander WHITE was graduated from the Umverslty of Dayton IH 1951 He was cornmlssloned 1n September 1951 and has served as Torpedo Off1cer and Ma1n Propulslon Asslstant on USS STOCKHAM QDD 6835 Englneermg Offtcer on USS WADLEIGH QDD 6895 W D1v1s1on Ofhcer on USS SHANGRI LA QCVA 385 and Executlve Off1cer on USS TURNER QDDR 8345 Commander WHITE served hls shore duty as Semor Instructor of the Rensselaer Polytechnlc Inst1tute NROTC Un1t Troy New York He reported to FECHTELER from the Armed Forces Staff College where he was a student He holds a Masters Degree In Educat1on from the Un1vers1ty of Mlaml QFlor1da5 and a Master of Scxence Degree from Rensselaer Com mander WHITE IS marr1ed to the former Margaret Ann Rasor of Hlghland Park Mlchlgan Thelr fam1ly mcludes one daughter Cheryl Ann 22 9 ' - ll " 9 s - H .. . . . . . . - Q an I . 4. .. . - ' . . . - . . 9 9 1 1 ' - ' -1 , . s 1 s - 4 . . . 1 - ", , . . . . . 9 1 - X- CCMMANDING OFFICER Commander Robert Dewey Duncan was born in Webb City, Missouri, on 10 October 1925. He served as CO of FECHTELER from 9 July 1965 to 7 April 1967. He is a graduage of the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland 1948, the U. S. Naval War College, and holds a Masters Degree from George Washington University. His previous Commands at sea were USS GUIDE QMSO-4473 and USS PCS-1401. CDR DUNCAN'S ship experience included billets in USS DALE QDLG-195 , USS CONY QDDE-5085 , USS ST. JOSEPH RIVER QLSMR- 5275 and LSSL-105. As a Lieutenant he completed Underwater Demolition Team training at Coronado, California, and subsequently was assigned as Executive Officer of UDT-12 and later as Officer- In-Charge, Western Pacific UDT Detachment. He also served on the staff of the Commander-In- Chief of the U. S. Pacific Fleet. Commander Duncan is married to the former Patricia Royce Kersh of Joplin, Missouri. They have two children, Douglas, and a daughter, Kyle. EXECUTIVE OFFICER l 7' ML, , I 3254.231 fi., - ft: ,.,. 5 All ,U v , pf 4fr Lieutenant Commander Charles William Martin, Jr. was born in Canastota, New York on 22 June 1930. He reported to FECHTELER from a tour of duty at the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D. C. He is a gradu- ate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, class of 1953. His previous duty assignments include tours in U S NAIFEH KDE-3523 , USS LAWS CDD-5585 , USS LOS ANGELES QCA-1351, and as Flag Secretary on the Staff of COMCRUDESFLOT 3. Lieutenant Commander Martin is married to the former Leila Barbara Lynch of San Diego, California. They have 2 children: Charles, HI and Suzanne. FECHTELER departed LONG BEACH on February 25th for the Western Pacific. The thought of not seeing loved ones for six months hung in our minds and left most quite melancholy. As if the morning were not already black enough the sky became overcast and a drizzling rain came down. I x , LT J, E, MORRIS, LT J. W. WALKER, LT D, M. CLARK, OPERATIONS X-OPERATIONS ENGINEER LT J. N. TODD, WEAPONS DEPARTMENT HEADS ENS J. W. SEABORG, SUPPLY LTJG W. M. PFANN X-SUPPLY ' wB"7f"5 'L ,X W-asm! ' ' ,, stil E Qsmg' LTJG T. A. KRAUSS COMM ENS E. L. SCHOOLFIELD LTJG D, E. FEIOCK CIC MPA I ENS R, A. NELSON ENS D. P. COURTS EMO DCA ENS J. H. MCCURDY ENS T. A. PAMPERIN ASST. COMM ASST. ASW f g.,f.,MA.W9,f, XAAWWX f ,,f , . W., M., ,f f ' "V O , E, , ,... N4 . E, C w "ff , f N111-'fWfWec"'i ff' , ' , I: 'N ,O f, w nw S. C Q, , ' E gs gg -ff v, f X fx ' X , MQ ,aff 5' 7 "w1a:a,,z:f, is W, 'wi gm W, D... Q 3 f f THE ja LT F. W, HARNESS LT F. R. GOODRICH ASW GUNNERY LTJG T. J. WALKER, JR. DASH ENS P. D. NICHOLS ENS L. L. HOOKER lst LT. Asst. lst LT. ff ' Hawaii's beautiful landscape and sunny weather kept most of us sight-seeing or basking in the sun at the many beaches. The relaxation was particularly appreci- ated after the rough trip from Long Beach. 5512-1- THE CHIEFS ws ngnmzxzaw E EMC WHALEN SKC ELLIS CSC HELLON YNC FARSON li Q 'ky . W Sw . "ff GN f 725 .ff ,W A Aw fn., Q C - x , ,, , Q, , Q ,,,, IH mmmll .1 n N X BTCS KING HMC CASSELL CSC MANGOLD RM C HE SSON RDC HONEYCUTT BTC BANBURY FTC HARRSCH, SFC CLINTON, MMC HICKS TALL BOOK L ..,,eW"" , ,ryi Q A fr -'uw ,, T Qi rf 7 SN SATLOW SN GALINDO QM2 COLLINS QM2 BUSHNELL , -"'vfMeu.,. f, , . ' " 1-,L ,aww , " X... rf iisliv' 'Q' '.',z.gv.viG5'1'f "V 'ff' MVYW of J P I 5 I t f -,,,5 ,4 --3 ','v 5 I - " ' ri f , .4 W, 4 is ,1 f 5 f f I' Q I W! '--of f f -.,-if f f :tw X W3 4 , f,,, iw, , V I I W 4 Mt -,W I I I ,3 . V ,V fy ,J ,V 'V 7 ,,,,' G I QM1 PETERSON QM3 GAINER, QM2 CLIFTON X DIVISION Under the supervision of the execu- tive officer LCDR MARTIN the men of X Division excellently performed their varied duties in navigation, administra- tion and in mainta-:ining the health of the crew. The quartermasters continually charted our position, while the yeomen and personnel-men were busy at their typewriters. The ship's corpsman kept busy doctoring the minor ailments of the CTGW. PN3 HAMMOND PN3 HOSTETLER SN MELLUZZO YN3 CAMPANA YN3 JOHNSON .M SN WATSON SN LYLES K-2 SM1 DOBYNS PC3 MOSS, SN BAKKER X SMSN POOLE, SM3 SHALLENBERGER OC DIVISION On the signal bridge and in radio, in- coming and outgoing messages kept the division personnel hard at work providing the vital link in communications necessary to operate effectively. SN HOWDEN, SM2 REDICK, SN HESSE RM1 EMERY RM2 GIROD, RM2 HAWKER RM2 RAMSY, RM3 BERICHIA mc RM3 HEINEN, RM2 CAR RM3 RICHIE RM3 HIEMEL RMSN TURNER WH-F , 'VF' p ww-.. Mm ff Q ww f X H' M, fy W ff 1 Q 55 V ff! X WW Zag, ! ! f f 4 H Aff WZ? . W W RN H Mfg, ' .5 i V:giw'i-,,y fefw 'M ' f x? fl I ,wwff Q- X Aff vw wwe RD1 GRAVES RD2 KINDIG SN F ARNE LL RD3 TROIA RDSN TRINIAN RD3 ADAMS OI DIVISION I 1 ,gf I In the redlight atmosphere of FECHTELER's Combat Information Center the radarmen maintained a constant Vigil for air and surface targets on their radar scopes throughout the cruise. As FECHTELER's assignment changed the duties of the radarmen shifted to shore bombardment plotting, search and rescue coordination or air controlling. The long watbhes in the darkness of "combat" made some of the men even track of day and night as the days slowly slipped by. RDSN WALLACE RD3 SOTO 'ix RD2 SCHROEDER RDSN WEBSTER RDSN VERBERG RD2 BAKER SN HOEY ETRSN DOCKERY, ETR3 MARTS, ETNSN SOLECKIE d XX ETN2 LANGEVIN, ETN2 LANG ETR2 W. F. EBAUGH, ETN3 ROBERTS ET1 HAIGHT UE DIVISION Long, irregular, and many times frustrating hours characterize the work of the electronic techni cians who maintained the tremendous amount of electroniclequipment aboard FECHTELER through- out the deployment. The hard work paid off by keeping FECHTELER's readiness high and the technicians knowledge ever increasing. ETR2 W. P. EBAUGH, ETN3 ROEIMKE lil an 0 SN DE NM ARK ETR3 BRANNI 5 f I I AT1 JORDAN EN1 WILLIAMS WH DIVISION "All hands stand clear aft of frame 110 while turning up DASH" became a familiar sound as the DASH crew readied one of the two Drone Anti-submarine Helicopters for flight. With a lot of stamina and hard work the crew was able to set a Pacific fleet monthly flight time record with 50.7 hours during the month of June. CK X. T ..i Although SUBIC's weather left a lot to be desired, because of our many stops there it was a home away from home for FECHTELER. Beach parties, fishing trips, gift-shopping, excursions into Olongapo and trips to Manila occupied most men's free time. FECHTELER's change of command took place while in Subic Bay. 3 ' If V, Q :N Y . ' f ' :qggg L x .1 4 Q I 1 ff ' 9 bw 2 izggx M' 3' N I xg 'Y l , f QW' vs SU BIC BAY, PHILIPPINES STGSN THOMAS, STGSN BUSCH SN YANCY, SN LA ROSA, GMG2 BARNIKOW, GMG1 CHAFFIN 7 w"'M-1"x xx GM G1 CH AF FIN 1 WA DIVISION 4 k E o A TM3 KUKES 1 4 TM2 R1-JNNER K 4 ST1 PAINTER . iiiui u 6. STG3 LYTLE, STGSN SHERVEY, STG3 BRYSON WA division, under the supervision of LT HARNESS and ENS MC CURDY, and composed of sonarmen, torpedomen and ASROC gunner's mates, had as their mis- sion to seek, classify and, if necessary, destroy enemy submarines. The sonarmen searched hour after hour for the echo of a submarine while all the division personnel ti f worked hard to maintain their modern and S complex systems operating at 100423 efficiency. STG2 SWEARINGEN STG2 BIGGS STGSN CALKINS STG3 BIVENS STGSN SLAVINSKI STGSN WILSON GMG2 WALLACE GMG3 WILSON, SN LEUTZINGER, SN MITCHELL ff WG DIVISION GMG2 MC NEESE SN CISZEK, GMG3 CURFMAN LM X' WG division, under the guidance of LT GOODRICH, had much to be proud of during this past Far East deployment. The words "CounterbatteryI Counterbattery!" became the'action command that swung ' FECHTELER's guns into defensive action on seven separate occasions, not to men- tion the many offensive missions under- taken for support of Army, Navy and Marine forces. Every commitment was honored and over 3900 rounds were fired attesting to the hard work and readiness of the division. Outstanding supervision was provided the division by FTGC HARRSCH, GMG1 FLORES, and GMG2 MC NEESE whose technical abilities were instru- mental in the faultless performance of FECHTELER's guns and fire control equipment. While stationed on Northern Search and Rescue station FECHTELEPUS gun crews maintained their readiness by firing at FECHTELER's-shipfitter-made target float dubbed "SHAFFER's FOLLY". 'E 2535 Q -nw , 'fr-.ag CARRIER OPERATIONS 4, W" f,,, J ,,:5 ,,,, m . -Y f zf:-1 1:2221-Q:.wY, . ww . .... ,, if' kk" FSSSQZQLM Q .. ,ff -R ,eggs 1 ff f X : 'Rf' X . , X X uss KITTY HAWK ICVA 631 uss BON HOMME RICHA BM1 GUIN SN MOSHIER SA PETERSEN SA PRICE SN BERAN, SN WEBB, SA BROWN WD DIVISION Handling transfers and UNREP riggs standing bridge watches, maintaining ground tackle and rigging, plus keeping the ship looking sharp kept the Boatswain Mates and the Seamen of WD Division on the go throughout the cruise. I Under the guidance of ENS NICHOLS, the lst Lieutenant, and the leadership of BM1 GUIN and later BM2 LOFLIN, WD put in long hours at Special Sea Details and in preservation of the ship. While on SAR station WD handled well over 100 helicopter details or refuelings in one month. Always quick to act in a seaman- like manner the division greatly aided FECHTELER in carrying out her mis- sion in WESTPAC. , itittt WD gives "Big Mother" a drink. BM2 SAX SN SNYDER SN ELY SN ADLER ' U M WEBB and BLACKMON at work on grappling hooks. BM.3 WALLACE SN 'BLACKMON SN BURLESON SN SAITTA K N I . 'L 's' N , , S , ' X X' - f' 5 .: N ,M , , K t' igiiygq - , X . . SA Q , RX:-, E , f , " Z5 'if -' .fp I' . 5, --1 f A A .5 I ,, A ww f lg 'f' . If , ' - :H M 1 . H 1 .Q ' fi. ff - 'f " 5 ,,,,, ' ' L N X - 11 f 'X f l . -gLg Y QL! 5 ' Q ' V, X 5- fl -.WW f -. A WAI-R. -,Nav ' ,Q M4152-f"-'Y " ' ,,,, gk-:Ag I ml, . . K, If V' xi' 'S' +-4 'YV'-L an ' jffgwfrfm, 'Say 1 E 1 W I N W l W I W W N , W B Q J 1 , , . SN HARDTNER SN SKIDGEL SN ZLATA BM3 BARTOLOMEO SN WOODWARD SN BARRETT SA LESTER M IVISIUN BT1 ROSENSTEEL "Ready to answer all bells" is the report from Main Control necessary be- fore any ship is able to get underway. Whether in Long Beach, Subic Bay, Yankee BT2 VILLA, FN WEYER Station, or on the gun line, the men of "M" Q Division stood ready to answer all bells. . Under the leadership of Division Officer ENS SCHCOLFIELD and the expert guidance of MMC HICKS and BTC BANBURY, the "snipes" worked long hard hours both inport and at sea to maintain the high degree of readiness required of a WEST PAC deployed destroyer. Boilers and main engines as well as auxiliary! equip- ment had to be maintained. BT1 's punched boiler tubes and cleaned firesides while the MM's overhauled pumps and made necessary' repairs to engineroom equipment. BT2 BLASKO, BT2 COWLES, BT2 SIMS BT3 SNELL BTFN CASHIN BT3 GRIGGS V FN CURNS FN RENTFROW BT3 SPONSEL BT3 CALLAHAN, BT2 TONNESSON, BT3 ALLEN BT 1 GRE BNER , Q: -1 ,N BT3 HAMPTON, FN SLOAN, BT2 WHITTLE BT2 MADSEN, BT3 KRUGER, FN GABIE jj! BT1 BROWN ' BTFN STRYKER at burners. MM1 CARTER M M 1 S H AV E R f MM r MM3 WASHINGTON, FN INMAN, FN M ANDERSON, MMFN HABERSTICH MM3 GORDON, FN BLINKENBURG MM3 OLIVAREZ MM 'S The hard Work of M Division paid off several times while the ship was assigned to "Operation Sea Dragon" and Naval Gun Fire Support, but especially on the morning ofg MAY as FECHTELER came under intensive enemy fire from the shores of North Vietnam. The snipes answered the call. Fireroom personnel quickly lit off superheaters and extra equipment was put on the line in the enginerooms. In three minutes the ship accelerated from 3 to 27 knots. Although she was bracketed by the enemy ihjlls, FECHTELER was able to maneuv at high speed and successfully evaded the enemy's fire. MM2 MORRISON, MMFN COOK MM3 KIRKENDALL, MM3 ARNDT .2 K , ,ff J MM1 KEENAN iw ' 3: ,ig f ' yy, J , , A . f eff? n f, , W QW ,ff . , M- fq,,,,.:X FN KENNEDY, MM3 FLETCHER, MM2 COPELAND, MM3 YOUNG FN HENDERSON, MM3 HERMANSEN, FN BROWN SN MC KEEL MM3 KARL, MMFN MOODY F MM3 HARTVIGSEN, MMFN DOUGLAS Sunset over Vietnam ,i FECHTELER shown plowing through rough seas. Shaffer's Folly The practice firing of a 50 caliber machine gun. Refueling a helicopter inflight FECHTELER as she departs from Hong Kong Men at work amidships during replenishment. A view of Hong Kong as seen from the Hong Kong Hilton MRI ORDONA DCl PRENTICE 4, FN GRAY, SFP2 BROWN MM2 WHITE, FN CALHOUN, MM2 MCCURLEY R DIVISION With the increasing activity of our ships along the Vietnam coast, the possibility of the ship get- ting hit by enemy fire was greatly increased. Continued drills and training periods were held aboard FECHTELER resulting in well trained damage control parties that could immediately repair any damage which might be the result of enemy fire. Lead by LTJG Shaffer and later Ensign Nelson, repair division consists of electricians mates, enginemen, machinist mates, shipfitters, damage controlmen, and men trained in,interior communications. "R" division men kept busy working on air conditioners, lighting, auxiliaryf equipment and all other equipment requiring repair. FN ADAMS FN FINKESTIEN , O IC1 WONDERLY EMFN KENDERICKS, EM2 WERA, EMFN MARKS EMFN PETAGARA, EMFN DANIELS, EMFN MARTINEZ EMFN DAVIS .'v ICFN MATHEWS, FN HARLANDER, ICFN KYROSKO EN3 VERCELLONE, FN FEYHL R56 IC3 LIRETTE ICFN MURPHY FN MAUK, EN3 HILLSTEAD SFP3 NELSON, FN KNAPP R DIV UNDERWAY REPLENISHMENT 9 7 A 4 5557: 6 , me NAVAL GUNFIRE SUPPORT During the months of March, April and May, FECHTELER was on the gunline along the coast of South Vietnam. Firing at enemy positions day and night we earned a reputa- tion With our quick and accurate fire. ln one eight day period the ship destroyed or damaged over 350 enemy emialacements, assembly areas, trenches, or bunkers. WS' 1. I f, ..... , , , , , ff2E11::J :22,iEiff21, V,mg,' , I , J , f ' ., G- ' -- v ,,.1:fawwafffr-. ' . in ,444- is ,ww f" 1 f ,'g:W4ff Q- i ,L V 11 ,1 J Q "ff ' K V , , W , f X , jfv,Uf,W 4 ,R , ,. ,, im N .... ,ff fi . ' f f - 'W ' i f-ffff ' ' li'f"'5WmM' ' xi51iiL5k"f , X' 'X "Wig WW fiirs, " ffgi g Vqgssgm. 47- 552, vdwbv ' , u,--Wffmf -is .-E R ,, .--5 ,hi K f W 1 if ,, ,, .....,,..u, ,,. ,,,. ,.,..., A 1, , . f 'A W 4..,s.... M -N ,f,...v-- ,,,, 4 . f, ' .A V, V grvy M " , 50 72: - V "" ' ""'::f fi ' "' ,,,,,, , ,,,, " W,w,1hw,v-Hsrfg, mx ,,,, , ,,,, , HW, " WW.. '- ' I 'K 'V Z, , uwH""""W Easter Sunday, four marines from the i -A'f TE! battalion we were supporting came aboard for some good food, a shower and a little 15545 . relaxation. I 48 YJ 5 fa 4 is if, f If X , . N.G.F.S. On 19 April, FECHTELER was lucky enough to have four marine gun- fire support spotters aboard to observe a firing mission. We had a good time exchanging stories about our Vietnam experiences. .X SEA DRAGON Teamed with first the USS STRAUSS QDLG 125 and later the Australian missile destroyer HMAS HOBART QD 393 , FECHTELER patrolled the coast of North Vietnam in search of logistics craft carrying supplies to South Vietnam. On six separate occasions FECHTELER came under enemy shore battery fire while engaged in these operations. limi? i- 5 ,- HONG KONG Hong Kong provided a memorable five days of rest and relaxation for FECHTELER men and was just the ticket after 40 con- tinuous days at sea. No one wasted any time going ashore to buy the many articles that only Hong Kong could supply. Shopping oo- cupied the majority of one's time but sight- seeing and sampling the various restaurants were not neglected. Hong Kong was the most exciting and picturesque of the ports we visited. I ,Q H t - g I ,I ' Z A V "W Huff' . i' i -e ?jw:" ' 5' 'uf f if fffiffi 'sift '5 41359,-05' .H ' -, P 'i 1i"'L7fif." ' I ,pf pw wart, n ' i, . f?9?gfi1f K' to p x r J 45" , is A AT WORK .wif 4. KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN Our visit to Kaohsiung gave us the opportunity to observe the Chinese people as they actually live. Because the town was not as westernized as most ports visited, shopping and sightseeing were enjoyed all the more. One quickly learned ! X H S it however, that eros sing the street could be quite an ordeal since right of way was seemingly determined by whoever had the loudest horn or the largest vehicle. FW,-' YV' nf, 3 -3 7:1 ---'xf if' I. SK1 DOWLING SH1 HEFKEY DK2 DUCAP 51, : SKZ SHEPLEY, SK3 SALTER I 4 SUPPLY DIVISION I' I -I SN DEAN, SK3 MADRID, SN BORAN SH3 MARTIN " I 1 1 , I I in ,, I -FA I, 21 CS3 NORTHCUTT, CS2 LIGHTFOOT, CS2 RAMOND The Supply Department headed by En- sign Seaborg and assisted by Chief Ellis , Chief Mangold and SH1 Hefkey was charged with many duties vital to shipboard living. The thousands of repair parts ,needed to keep the ship operating were procured at a steady pace while other division personnel kept busy cooking the crew's food, cleaning dirty laundry, operating the ship's store or cutting hair. While on Northern SAR Station the deployment held a oookout thereby providing a relaxing and pleasurable Change for all hands. SN COMBE, SN SCALICE, SN SHOCKLEY, SN SPECHT My ' V3.5- SN WRISLEY, SN THIBODEAUX SN CASTLE SN BROWN, SN WALTERS, SN BOYER, SN CASTRO, SN CROCKETT SH3 VERISSIMO SH2 CURRY, SN CARLSTROM, SN SMITH, SH3 FILE ' II SUPPLY CS3 ARROWOOD SD2 GI LM ORE TN POLK, TN REOLEGIO, TN VILLALOBOS ' Lf. gf TT, R 1 W ww," 'A TA DIOSO, TN REYES, TA SICAT T .g114'fp,l, ,I .,, ,ff 1. 5, A 3 1 0 44, Z is ,U , b J, L--.414-fg I 4 i NORTH SAR STATION Remaining at sea for 40 days, FECHTELER was stationed far up in the Tonkin Gulf on Northern Search and Rescue Station with the USS DAHLGREN QDLG 125 during June and July. Although the days at sea were long and rather boring, the efforts of the team in rescu- ing downed flyers are largely responsible for the high moral of our pilots. While on station, sunbathing, skeet shooting, and a steak cookout consumed most of our free time. Gunnery practice, DASH flights and maintaining SAR readi- ness occupied our working hours. Q Many gifts were purchased in Japan because of the variety available and because it was our last chance before deploying for Long Beach. , V. -1 l t 6 ,XX K K QM X0 15 X X t L.. . 2, x rf 5 ffl ix fi ' .1 Q 4 X YDKOSUKA, JAPAN Next to Hong Kong, Yokosuka had the best assortment of merchandise to entice our spending. Most of our liberty time was spent at the base exchanges or sightseeing trips to Tokyo or Yokohama. Good chow and entertainment highlighted the two ship's parties which were held in Yokosuka and enjoyed by all who attended. LONG BEACH August 25th, a day long awaited for, finally arrived. The nervousness and excitement which filled everybody soon disappeared as each man was reunited with his wife, children, parents, or friends. WALSWORTH WESTPAC 1967 SU BIC f if-4 L.. Y OK OSUK A Z QJODQQQV lo QWWQS ob 'b'Xq,g Yjxxye S www 'iivqlgk OSOXA5 GU Pxwvs Wm X390 NRL we S

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Fechteler (DD 870) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1967 Edition, Page 9

1967, pg 9

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