Firedrake (AE 14) - Naval Cruise Book

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HV yn., V ' ,af , 2 Wai, .2"?B'-M7 'P 9 ' ' fa,i1if?'V'-'ffw ft! tx- 7" f N V ,ff ' fu x7,i7,V,: V4 .1 , -- AT SEA ON YANKEE STATION IN THE TONKIN GULF The FIREDRAKE a v , - y ars aval service has had many Commanding Officers of which I am the eighteenth. Each of us has conceived th ' ' ' ' e ship and its crew in a different way in the light of the Shi ' ' ' p s operational commitment and our country's political and military outlook at the time. As a result, our leadership has undoubtedly reflected some variation in emphasis and style aimed at the basic objectives of Operational Training and Material Readiness along with economy and smartness. This is as it should be, for if command leadership were to be stereotyped, it could not accommodate the varied demands th t a time, place, and circumstance impose. eteran of twenty five e N With these principles in mind, I assumed command of FIREDRAKE during its first major overhaul in three years and under the shadow of a long report by the Board of Inspection and Survey which enumer- ated many unsatisfactory and dangerous material conditions. Even with all out efforts of the ship's force and the Pacific Ship Re- pair Corp., the list of things to be done - far exceeded the resources needed to accomplish them. Since shipyard plan- ,ning had emphasized repair of equip- ment, little had been done to make the ship more habitable, With the cooperation of all hands a habitability plan was devised and a dedicated Habitability Team was formed, As a result, every living and food prep- aration space has been repainted, tiled, and otherwise remodeled while a Crew's Library and a First Class Mess have been established. All living spaces were air-conditioned, the laundry re-equipped, mattresses and-pillows replaced and a program of unlimited access to clean bedding instituted, With this start and continuous attention to upkeep, the living conditions aboard FIREDRAKE are the best achieved during the ship's life, Our ship, however, does not exist only to be comfortable and in a fine material condition. The ship and crew must com- bine and merge into a single entity, capable of performing its mission. Because of the extended period which FIREDRAKE spent in overhaul and the large turnover of per- sonnel since the ship returned from WE STPAC, much training was needed, During overhaul, individual training aboard and at Navy schools was stressed, but a com- prehensive refresher training period for all hands was essential, Our schedule pro- vided for a week's training readiness evaluation and two weeks of extensive refresher training. The readiness evaluation showed that all hands on FIREDRAKE had prepared themselves well on refresher training. The training itself was just what we needed! Gur early exercises and battle problems were slow and devoted to training. By the end of two weeks, however, FIREDRAKE was a team capable of all its missions which it proved by passing its final battle problem with an excellent mark. Within a few weeks after refresher training, we deployed to WE STPAC ready and anxious to do' our job. I sensed a spirit of willingness to contribute to and pride in the ship which our team experiences and effort had built, From that time on, the task of commanding this ship has become easy and the pleasure of being a part of FIREDRAKE has grown. On the line in Vietnam, FIREDRAKE picked up the tempo in a few days and began to deliver ammunition quickly and safely. Over the years of its commissioning, FIREDRAKE has seen many groups of men develop into fighting crews. None were ever better than this crew! I a 1 f ' Pb AY COMMANDING OFFICER 1 CAPTAIN ARTHUR K. BENNETT, JR. Captain Arthur K. Bennett, Jr., came to the USS FIREDRAKE from Washington, D.C,, where he served as Director of Office of Information Systems Planning and Development in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy, Prior to this position, he served on the staff of the Special Assist- ant to the Secretary of the Navy, Before being assigned to the SASN Staff, Captain Bennett served on the staff of the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet where he was active in the establishment of a Command Systems Staff, He also or- ganized the Navy Information Center QNAVICQ while on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations in the field of command and control, He was a member of one of the first groups of naval officers to apply computer systems to the problems of command while in Computer Programming and Operations Analysis in 1959 at the David Taylor Model Basinfin Maryland, Earlier, he served as an Operations Analyst on the staff of the Commander, Second Fleet, A naval aviator, Captain Bennett is a 1946 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and flight training 11949-505 at the Pensacola, Florida, and Corpus Christi, Texas, Naval Air Stations, He is also a graduate of the Navy's Photo Interpretation School and the Operations Research postgraduate curriculum at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to his Navy Service, he attended the Northern Michigan University and the Michigan College of Mining and Technology qnow the Michigan Technological Universityl at Hough- ton in his home state of Michigan, He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Master of Science De- gree in Science and Mathematics. Captain Bennett has received many campaign and service medals for his wartime and peacetime service in the Navy, Among them are the Navy Unit Citation Qwith three starsyg Navy Commendation Medal ig Syn- gman Rhee Division, Vietnam Service Medal, Armed Forces Ex- peditionary Forcesg Korean Theatre Q six starsyg China Service, National Defense Serviceg United Nations Ribbon, World War II Vic- tory, and Atlantic and Pacific Theatre Service, During the Korean Con- flict, he was a member of Task Force 77 on USS VALLEY FORGE, taking part in the battle for the Pusan perimeter and in the landing at Inchon and Wonson, He was in command 419642 of Patrol Squadron FOUR when it won the Battle Efficiency Pennant and the Anti-Sub- marine Warfare Trophy, Other duty tours for him have been Com- manding Officer, Patrol Squadron FORTY-TWOg USS HORNET, USS BIRMINGHAM, and Operations Analyst on the Staff of Commander Second Fleet. Captain Bennett and his Wife, the former Minnie Jo Crittenden were married 3 August 1968, They have five children. Miss Lynn Bennett, a Fulbright Scholar, in India, Earl Bennett, atending Stock- bridge School, Interlaken, Massachusetts, Arthur K, Bennett, III, attending the U.S. Naval Academy, Robert D, Sullivan, attending North Texas State College, 'Miss Patricia L. Sullivan, residing in Washing- ton, D,C. EXECUTIVE OFFICER LIEUTENANT COMMANDER KENNETH A. BARNABY Lieutenant Commander Kenneth A, Barnaby, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, assumed duties as Executive Officer in January of 1969 after having completed a tour as Operations Officer on the USS FIREDRAKE Q AE-141. He initially reported aboard on 17 March 1967 after com- pleting a three and a half year touron the Staff of Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, where he was the Force Communications Plans Officer. While serving as Communications Plans Officer on the Staff of Commander Service Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet from 27 June 1964 to 21 February 1967, LCDR Barnaby formulated the initial communication installation planning for U.S. Naval Support Activity Danang, Republic of Vietnam, Commissioned as Ensign upon completion of Officer Candidate School in February 1960, he reported for' his first duty station at Little Creek, Virginia, where he was assignedto Beachmaster Unit TWO, While assigned to the Amphibious Force, LCDR Barnaby made two deployments to the Mediterranean and numerous deployments to the Caribbean area as Officer-in-Charge of the Naval Beach Group Detachment. His three and a half year tour at Beachmasters was followed by Naval Communications School at Newport, Rhode Island, LCDR Barnaby is a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Norfolk, receiving a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology in June 1959, He' wears the following campaign and service medals: Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for Cuba, Vietnam Service Medal with Three Bronze Starsg Vietnam Campaign Medal. Married to the former 'Miss Shirley Virginia Scott of Onancock, Virginia, Lieutenant Commander Barnaby is presently residing with his wife and daughter, Kay, in Walnut Creek, California, ' Z Mr, Barnabarf puts out the word to FIRE- DRAKE's o icers. Funny, eh Mr. Voss? OFFICERS CALL XO and Father McHale resolve FIREDRAKE morale problems. M..,,,,M.1, Sie. ,, WWW.. M - ' FIREDRAKE receives the USS TICONDEROGA to port and the USS BUCHANAN to Starboard, FIREDRAKE CONTINUES HER PROUD HISTORY The USS FIREDRAKE fAEe14l was built in 1944 by the North Caro- lina mipbuildlng Company of Wilmington, North Carolinag Her original but short-lived name was the SS WINGED RACER, a merchant vessel designed to carry produce. When she was commissioned in December 1944, after being converted fornavaluse, she was named USS FIRE- DRAKE QAE-14l. Sxe thus started a long and proud mission for the U.S. Navye ' t ' W Immediately after receiving her commission, the FIREDRAKE entered the Second World War as part of the Pacific Fleet. me par- ticipated in many conflicts such as the invasion of Okinawa in 1945. me supplied various forms of ammunition to combatant ships--her prime tnnctionthroughout her naval career, S ' At the end of the war, she was de-commissioned in Orange, Texasg FIREDRAKE was recommissioned in October 1951, and in February 1952, sailed for the waters off Korea. Her mission during the Korean Con- flict was to supply the United Nations Naval Forces with ammunitions. In 1953, while on her second and final 'deploymentto Korea,gthe FIRVEDRAKE and the USS PRINCETON QCVA-373 established a new record rate for transferring ammunition. T-he average was285 short tons of ammunition per hour at sea, This was the standing record until 1967. At the end of the Korean Conflict, EIREDRAKE began operating out of her homeport of San Francisco. Even though the latter part of the , fifties were relatively peacefulithe USS FIREDRAKE made ca yearly deployment to the Western Pacific. n 6 During a routine deployment in the South China Sea in early 1964, ' the Vietnam Conflict broke out. SFIREDRAKE was extended in her de- ployment to rearm combatant ships of the Seventh Fleet. As 1964 came to a close, USS FIREDRAKE returned to the United States with the taste' of all war that she was destined to return to again and again. Q c - During the summer of 1965,the Helicopter Landing Platform was 9 added just over thelfantail. With this fface-lifting. FIREDRAKE was S "modernized" for this modern war. 9 an e , - 9 N 5 . t ' S After a much' neededyard period and -a RefresherfTraining off San Diego5ftheFIREDRAKE again left fortVietnam'.e So, under the command of Captain ARTHUR Kg BENNETT, JR., the USS FIRESDRAKEyQAE-141m A hoisted colors cn the twengyafifthtiogfnqmguaryd 1969, for her seventeenth 5 deploymentysince ,.QSQjIl1'SIl1iaSQiQIlil'lgjgigllALSQ44. p ZS S, 1 5 ' c S , Y , V ,, i.11v,...,..,....i...M-fyA3,.,... 1W?.L,1,5,3,u.:,...,,u..,.,.f,,-... . -105 1199 .911 X fi 1 fix ' vw- aww "Good morning, Captain Bennett. The USS FIREDRAKE QAE-145 is a 25 year old ammuni- tion ship home-ported in Concord, California, For many years the FIREDRAKE has been em- ployed in support of First and Seventh Fleet units of the Pacific Fleet. Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to take command of the FIREDRAKE and proceed to the South China Sea where you will be called upon to transfer am- munition and receive retrograde, As always, should you fail, the Chief of Naval Operations will disavow any knowledge of your mission. In the event of an emergency, the FIRE-b DRAKE will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Art." ' 4. ll OPERATIONS DEPART ENT ' i.-'.,-'T 4?-as The Operations Department pro- vides coordination and control of the ship's mission, The diligent efforts of the Signalmen and Radiomen pro- vide early information on rendezvous positions and ammunition require- y ments. The Radiomen are backed by the Electronics Technicians who keep the complex electronic gear in work- ing order, Just prior to rendezvous and during replenishment operations, the Combat Information Center provides a continuous stream of vital infor- mation concerning customer ships' locations and locations of possibly hostile contacts. Another Operations function is the ship's Post Office, Handling not only FIREDRAKE mail but in many cases, coordinating delivery to Seventh Fleet Units in the South China P!eCiSi911 ShiPhaHd1i11S is 3 Pfimafi! 1712110121011 Of the Sea Operations Department during rep enishment at sea. ' Shown above is the Operations Department Head, LT The Operations Department pre- voss taking the ship alongside Uss SACRAMENTO. vides a daily challenge to its men, This deployment has proven once again that they were able to answer that challenge through quick and in- telligent thinking. F l Y P 2 P il if W, l. I 1 1 I P ? ,I 1, l V N l I fix x W ? S 1 I s ,T Whether using flashing light. . . or. . . signal flags, SM2 Boyd and SM3 Muir get the job done. SIGNAL BRIDGE Petty Officer Granger is one of the SM3 Phillips and Granger "ragchew" with a ship more enthusiastic members of the alongside. Signal Gang. RMC Nobles and SMC Riegert, senior enlisted supervisors, shown at left, after morning quarters. 7, msg 13 C.l.C. - RD'S RD2 Blanton and RD3 Emmons perform everyday routine. From left to right: RD3 Davies, RDS Lewis, RD3 Emmons, SN Smullen RD3 Johnson, RD2 Blanton, comprise the CIC Team. SN Smullen practices his karate on SN Souff1e1:'s back. wg Q "He2ilEmmons, You're following the wrong bug--1:hat's Smul1en's pet ea! " LTI G Traughber, Communications Of- ficer, prepares to coordinate another helo detail. SN Briggs relays situation reports. RM1 Ramos flirts with overseas operator. RM'S '--' ' -- zrffw A F11 15 'N RM2 Lampman enjoys Playboy and a good cigar RM2 Nice supervises as RM3 Mrozek receives another "hot one" on C, W, SMI? , i , a Y Q, -1 f 1 M RM2 Morningstar dictates a letter to RM3 Potts-- He never lets his mom down. RMSN Wasley gets ready to shred top secret material. Chief Nobles checks incoming messages for correct sorting. RM3 Mandell calls into Harbor Control. "It was here a moment ago"---RMB Hendricks usually has everything under control. RM2 Jerry Ross, watch supervisor, checks out the R-1051 Receiver. ET'S ETN3 Cook and SN Telles decide which one of them is the striker. ' SN Telles, ETN2 Thomas, and ETR3 Jones smile for the camera. HM'S HM2 Hamacher, I-IM3 Burkhart, HM3 Taylor, and HM1 Permar are seen here giving the business to Mr. Webster, r L Anyone for the game of jiuin the tail on the Donkey? Jab and pull is the motto of these two, Seaman Cook wants to p ay. PC FIREDRAKE's only postal clerk is PC3 Leeseburg. He is seen in these three photos doing what he most often does and that is very little. fActua11y, he does an outstanding job.J f' X Q N X x .V ,., X Q, NEW ' 9 f Y ss 2:13, I Wg .... 0 , if . VM' s 3 Navigator-LTI G Von Heimburg. From left to right areg QM3 Szewczyk, Q 3 Martin, and QM1 Passon. NAVIGATION Navigation Department is the smallest on the ship but has the big job of insuring that the ship is headed on a safe course at all times, The depart- ment is composed of six young men who handle this responsibility Well, The ' Navigator, LTJG Von Heimburg heads this group, QM1 Passon is the Assis- tant Navigator and Leading Petty Of- ficer of the department, QM3 Charles Fox, or Charly, as everyone knows him, listens to country music when he's not working, QMS Joseph Szewczyk when not on watch, is busy correcting charts. As Catholic Lay Leader, Joe helps with services aboard ship. QM3 David Martin has a great talent for mechanical drawing, Dave plans to become a professional draftsman. SN Kenny Waldschmidt enjoys recording music to play on his new stereo tape deck. SN Waldschmidt and QM3 Fox relax from a hard day's work, What does Charly have in his hand? l I i 1 Z X RSQCH N 1. U . L I 2 l m ADMINISTRATICN PN2 Downing ponders his huge two cent income tax return. YN2 Chisholm always delivers service with a smile. SN Oliver and SN Trowbridge work their fingers to the bone - apparently. ,, W ,F W my ,.,,,,L,.,,..Y,....,.....,f,i 4 wma.. ,,.....-... . A- r Fon yous commm' , convavffue il 4- , -fi ' A ,- H1551 I f' .X u lla: uf? y r l o I 'mfr , - -- - ' . l a'? xX 5 I I P 4- I ll X ' Hg X ' I A , if 1 x ly, b xi' ' I H ' X 93: I it 5,4 .ml , Q Qi . X ' Q fb 7 i x 5nN I T. Q U V x W -x N. f 1 if 44 ' as ' ,.""' . V . - A 5 I Q , I - in-nm-1' ' ax: lx Q x all u W 9' i , g w 5 llg e --as - ' lu-nw. mNX1mmBn,.,S1 ,A A' s 'W m W ..v xl.. . 2 -M,-.rl g H VJ! , l S' U rf' ' -" ' Q. -fl X 5 Q' uvomc B7 mefQoflJs 2 E n-PEERS " LT Darrah fChief Engineerj Contrary to popular opinion, Engi+ neering Department's responsibilities do not end with supplying propulsion power to the screw. Underway, FIRE- DRAKE's "Snipes" perform a multi- tude of tasks, Gur Boiler Tenders and Machinists Mates combine efforts to furnish motive potive power to the ship's single screw, Electricians, IC- Men and Auxiliarymen combine efforts to provide electricity, interior com- munications, steam heat, air-conditioning refrigeration and the maintenance of Winches and deck machinery, Enginnemen have the additional responsibility of caring for our four ship's boats. Ship Fitters and Damage Controlmen are responsible for both routine and emer- gency repairs to both hull and struc- tural members throughout the ship plus maintaining fire-fighting and damage control equipment. EM3 Maxwell replacing cover on damaged winch ' A ' GA N G This is it no more holiday routine on Wednesday, Chief! vwQl"""""' -wx MPQL Ruddell and MR3 Reimer adjusting lathe in the machine shop Slach is always ready . but are the boats? , -. X ' 'MX 9- , ,aisiwrss xmgivss I My ,ui ,. F ff-M li- can , :rm-zz, -pri: vw-1-:pb.a...1 -vs 2 "' sw 41. M, NN. .. A Q MM1 French explains the advantages of being in "A" Gang. , , '3"" ff'A' W5' -' 'h z' 9-'1"" ?' 'A1R25:kx-iiiL3Z,XfEEE?fiJ E'-' le:1g53..S+:g:L.xiL:.:5i:1a, Reyes and Maxwell make further repairs to the motor whale boat. FN Leach repairs electric hand transporter. IIEII Borg?-len demonstrates how easy it is to work and sleep at t e same time. 26 DIVISION Llfjust signed my life away---now I see Why they call me a er. H "Which one of you is hiding my dog and cat ?" LTJ G Gaertner has IC3 Friel performs PM's on auxiliary gyro many additional duties besides being the ship's Damage Control Assistant. EM2 Wyatt Jones is alive and living in the resistor house. Slugger" McCullough checks fuse on IC switchboard. "R" DIVISION ,u,,,,,,,,.nunv6"""- ,WM , v 4,1 5 0 62 Bobby Hitt here, can I help you? ,NL W' SF1 Joe Hart can handle the job. Whatever's fair. If you wo11't tell, I won't tell, PMS, MDC, 3-M, LID, SMA, NMMFO It's enough to put you asleep. Now you stlck thls 111 here see Petty Offlcer Larson always has a flrm grasp of the sltuatlon Happmess 1S a clean repalr locker' "M" DIVISION "Mr, Webster, this is the last time I want to see you here in MY engine room." MM3 Taylor lost the auxiliary exhaust again! Todayl must be my good day- -I only used a dozen bell s eets. Bailes--it's shave or live down here, What do you mean b11ge party? I m a yeoman No k1dd1ng'P They reall have a Charley Brown cup for t s'P The survlvors of another M and B D1v1s1on Party Z ? ? 51 4 'I I , I I 4 ef 1 Q "B" DIVISION But sir, we're onky playing "o1d maid Carter, Elliot, A ves, an McKinney look so innocent, don't they? Brid e reported black smoke in number 2 stac '? Reid and McKi1me?1 get their jollies at the expense of the Bri ge. Nos ------ , E Imax ---GJ I QQ! , .......,.,.., ..,. , I mb 'NN MM3 Lemke and FN Opelka WILL make quarters tomorrow. What's the name of that admiral who's coming? FN Oliver and BT3 Carter blow tubes on the boiler for the enjoyment of 2nd Division and the Signal Gang You mean nobody has a match around here! Let's see. . . . .I can cross all these checks out, o hit my rack, and Chief Miller will still ghink l'm doing a great job. SUPPLY Supply Department means service to the ship and to the men Early in the morning before the rest of the crew is awake the Cooks and Mess Cooks are 'already preparing breakfast The laundry runs 24 hours per day to keep the ship' personnel in clean cloths and linen The .laundry also provides a place to press clothes for those who need it The ship' barber shop is the place to go for a there would be no need for haircuts if the disbursing people Wouldn't have payday for the crew The DK's keep an eye on the crew's money and provide help in making out allotments When ever a part is needed to repair a machine that has broken down the Storekeepers are called upon to get a replacement out of stock Of course nothing breaks down during working hours The Stewards take care of the officers' mess keep the wardroom LT Downer fsupply Officery LTJG Kawasaki fDl.Sbll1'S1I1g Officerj I . S . . . S liberty haircut, and it's free. Of course, . H cleaned, and keep the "Off1cers' Country" in a state of cleanliness, Supply gives every kind of service to the ship and the ship's personnel, "Dehydrated potatoes are mixed similiarly to cement" says CS3 Martin. 5 The commissaig personnel, Left to right: Morris, Forster, Colgrove, Martin, Garr, sborne, McCracken, Silva, and kneeling is Murphy. Moore instructs Colgrove on how pots and pans are to be washed. Here is the gang after a hard meal. Was the food hard or the work? K 35 3. 1 It 1 '. ri E N i N Hill and Shipley show off their third class y certificates. K5 Shipley says his crow is darker because it's a "soul crow". 3 ra 4 1 is fi V li S! 5 A gl 9 l 4 9 I 3 Wold has pressed so many clothes he can do i it in his sleep, see. ,fr Z! 6 si gl . . 3 I fi After a busy day, Williams counts ? his "liberty money". , 36 SH3 Hill works over Bitterly. How did that bald spot get there? What do you mean Fudge Ripple? Smith has it in the bag. Johnson and Shipley just pressing away. Watch where we're going, not me! Knights of the Round Table, left to right: SD1 O, Patriarca, G. Capuyan, R, Cruz, I, Dalisay, L. Sister, A, Ticzon, R, Boada, M, Ballesteros, and H, Lapid, N i Y i A I I The Everly brothers of the FIREDRAKE! TN Boada and TN Suarez keep the officers entertained. Patriarca's ? Working ? Believe them? V NF l fe f ' I X' . FIREDRAKE's 25th anniversary. Or is it Olongapo, here We come! Damn that ship's office. They call this clerical aptitude? Hey fellas, I stand relieved. You guys think you're underpaid! Ding, ding. . . . Disbursing arriving. They only Way to fly. . v . . U .f.1,. H..- . . ,-,.. iv- Y- . -. 'aff 1 -, f ' 7 ' 1 'A I - ,, . , l - i W .ey-.--4,4g,q-wN..Q,g.-,, ,-.,, A ga. -15,-5-H.,f.l.-..-1,..v,.gg.,-V -rl. . . ,, , ,ly--.1,, z,1.z,- A gf- ,..1., JA.L".f ,gn .- 11421:if-1fi,a.1-ivnusasfgemeiswz.f.'feL"4Nw:.Qa'f.1:-..o.Q.a...av1e'i15?Hh-1-Szfmnwzvo-Q:wrov.:u.cs:e?nn.i.x.a.f:.S.m.a.::-L veX.-fA:hsv'v..a.m-i--f-Lalqw-...x:.e-...ww,r,g-14.-....f,u-L:.3n.....f..z-.14 All Storekeepers gather in supplily office for periodic training lectures. o day is too busy to put aside training. "A11 hands to quarters" is the call and the order of the day is inspection. A11 supply falls out in ranks to make ready for Commanding Officers inspection. Supply Department's leading petty of 'cers in formation. Keeping the ship's company fed is another responsibility of the Supply Department. Here, all hands help in stowinlgl supplies received from a stores s ip. ww,-J VVVVV, ,..,,. ,,,. ,.,,m-a. ,,., M W,s.,.N. F T I fi E OD ef W X Y n fb Mr. Darrah fChief Engineery, and Mr. Kastl qlst Division Officerj assist as the First Lieutenant, LT France, co- ordinates a re-arming. tal QBM M W' WF GN 33 "To deliver ammunition and accept retrograde," That's what FIREDRAKE is all about and it's Deck that does it. The work ishot, strenuous, and often, dangerous, but in terms of the ship's mission, it's the most im- portant work on board, "Welcome to Deck," Come meet the BM's, GM's, FT's and EOD's, who comprise the Deck Department. 1stDlVISION BM1 Lammi also keeps a close eye on First Division. Sweepers, sweepers man your brooms You d better watch out because Mr Kastl is alert and watching closely , N , , . . Drive that forklift, hold that line, lift that powder. . . fun, isn't it guys? The winch decks are a busy livqlace during re-armings. See how ard everyone's working up there? With Messinger in hand and message in mouth, BM3 Bellard takes charge. 2nd DIVISICN Mr, Hedges sees it. He doesn't like it. BM3 Formby sees it. I-le doesn't believe it. What is it? Well, first you fill up the pig- pen with it. Then you fill up the .01 level aft with it, Next, the boat decks , . , then the main deck . . . then the deck office . . . your rack , . , the shower stalls . . . it NEVER ends! BM2 Phillips sees it. I-le wants to shoot it. Seamen Bryant, Constantino, Hefner, McCaa, and Silver eagerly await another glorious rearming. Petty Officers Bonney, Quilt, and Roebuck back them up. Mr, Hedges and Seamen Plummer and McElroy look on cheerfully as Plummer prepares to smash BM3 Littlefield's hand. . .just don't hurt the watch, Plummer! Helo ops. Transferring ammunition Receiving retrograde. 3rd DIVISIDN Happy birthday to you Mr. Hightower! How about a side order of lobster with your cake Gunner? i i Chief Orme. . . . the Mario Andretti of the Wor1d's Fork Lift Drivers. GMG3 Crawford does intricate repairs on a giui mount or is it a forklift would you believe an ice cream machine? Petty officers Balicki, Hoskins, and laros work on Director 30 in prep- aration for an attack from the Goodyear blimp. Think ou'll pick her up fellas? Y GMG2 Borowiak conducts PMS on Mount 31. The fuze looks good. . . if we just don't run out of grape- shot. cou1dI1't find the picture of Borowiak pt untangQlAinKg the heaving Line from FIRED E's rigging. There are many vital members of the Deck Force not included in these pages. Some were left out because there was insufficient light in the area of their racks to enable us to photograph them, We regret the absence of Chief Brawley, the Ship's Boatswain, The Chief would never stand still long enough to be photographed, No one contributed more to Deck's performance on this cruise. 1: ff- 0NC,,.pAY Q . . 00:40 rkuowS X wneNi,,tpff,Q'LLi ee cart.. N P1 Cavrnu-wgf wt-mf' ? "Bo1o King" Borowiak heaves one. . , we ,gifs ,V f Nfiff-Q,gS,7i EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TEAM 14 LTIG Tom Behan A "He's got a 2000 pound anchor he wants us to do WHAT With?" C, D, Smith, GMGCS "What do you mean I don't qualify for medicinal brandy after that shower? I got cold didn't I?" T. J. Williams, C-MT2 "Ifl can't make a leather case for it, it must not be worth having. " MISCELLANEOUS Midshipman First Class Eckert assists QM3 Martin in steering a straight course. RDZL Fallon shows CS3 Osborne how easy it is to "ship over SD2 Lapid and TN Dalisay prepare to serve another meal to the Commanding Officer, I GMG1 Quan and QM3 Ta visit the ship from the Vietnamese Navy "Dear Mom, you'd never believe who I have for a roommate BM3 Tofson greets a new SA hgh X we 'O' 4' Nnbq ,oe iifbgs 6615'- f W' 5 6 Q5 19" WOW 50 Goal vie e fgcotoxefgge A 2-. r h NI' ..lQo'hK,,259 1, 5292102 9 1,6 T ' .9'3fb90X' we N 612110 1? v 660 , 635064 6. 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By rom' KAUSAL V Q X290 QSSXQQ og5K"K,xx'5'z95qm-90 A - t ' e9 0 Aa 9.9 A road now exists where Firedrake left there was 1 - . lei' - .509 .boxog xg te? 919150 4 i xgwxowega no road was before, a new stil1 one unsolved problem: O11 EQQQYG .5cI0xp.'5 Q95 0+1'?',Q.27' 9. 9655 +15 qam was constructed, and how to transport the men -5 X fwv ,L X49 9309 S952 Gosh? ' 9 t11egNavymen of the ammu- and equipment up the 11- Q - - 'LQ Q25-gxfi Q0 61. .Gel 50? fa. nifion ship Uss Fhearahe, row path fha: led to the old Q X52-915-g03Gx9 'QtZe,t 95 kvxeitgeggzeie, participating in the'People- dam. ' ' P311 e?f.QeMe'ev1,xeQ' 6 P'-Wie ff+Pe0p1e program Of the ' The Fhearahe realm ,I A 9i.xFX,,-?eo9.,,-aP6,e'b- we U.S4 Naval Base, Subic to find that the barrib 93,06 ovgixoh ,Gyms at 'C ay, discovered the mean- ple had dug a road tq fha 60 'oeegtef QW' -46555 'S' Ve' inivof "Bayan1han.f' dam. To accomplish this 55219 0900 5- ,166 4059 hen the USS Flfedfake they had to move Uons of 055 qgeol-4 55' arrived af 'Subic -Bay ffl dirt, rock, mud andeunfiers qo?.,,,1s'5 6? 920 ge April, they wanted to fake growth-all by hand Qgggkiiagipxbe over the People-to-People ' 09' P., ect. of the USS, Vesu- whenfhe meqand equip' vlluoise-the elementary school ment could, , -K-mfV?'if .by in Barrio Mabeyo, Morong, gehidesg YVPIZIF 95 ,he Bataan, egan. Fzlipinosarnd Am. On their first visit to efwans Worked sae A by Mabayo, theye discovered side' More rocks' dm' mud that due to lack of pres-. and undergmmh 'Was Sure, not eve1'ybOdy had ed-r Sevew1,daw+FhH' waten' ' I dam was gomplered and After a mp u -to the om. everybody V rn. the village dam to survey this situation- had Water- the menlof the .UsS'fjFilfdL 1 dralgg decidedi they jc0uld was help Plans were inade' for a 0 0 65' e9 We . 1. 69 W 30 execmsldg ,X 0540 e'e.'2956?3x'A'f . fx of 19 .9 xgeirfxzosxzpgfyaias 1 u -QWQW' xv we fe' Sw 06 -xi anvil mg 'X06 eworlfea ga' Q?-W"",, e os 156323 . alxofgsffw ' 015 gp' Q, vn.4 Y 1 Y 56 A' " , ....4143q:,-if eww?-w-' t ' ' Y -,.r,,',., f - Q ,A .L-w,.1l,::5 .... 3 H: 1. Y a Chiefs Orme, Anderson, and Fisher fwith tar paperj finish construction of school house at Mabeyo. MM1 Girouard discusses the Dam Project with one of the Mabeyo workers. Chief Fisher spreads American good will to children of Mabeyo. RADM Long. shakes hands with Chief Warrent O icer Gorring. Vic Kawasaki meets the Admiral as Mr. Voss and Captain Bennett look on. 1 CTF 73 VIP'S Captain Bennett greets RADM Long, CTF 73. RADM Combs meets FIREDRAKE's officers. CCMSERVPAC ABOARD CWO -2 Gorring wonders if his engine room will be inspected. Mr, Voss, are you really looking forward to OPO '? THE PHILIPPINES ...of terraced mountain rice paddies... L J ...and a small chi1d's poverty. I ...of Olongapo bars... I I Page x I I I I I I we The ever-faithful water buffalo and his mounted owner. Taxi!! Taxi!! MUNICIBKLITY OLONGAPO AL v..AYf LUBZHD M mmm ' M I mm ' QUT W BCQUNDS X . 5-N 'mmf' W4 , I I 5,3 P - f t 010' fl X 4 ZX 8 ft X .- 1 . , , , W' 5 I 'M ' I v4l'ffWM' IH! . V 7 V W 16 V - x 0 ,f .. ,V W 1 xy 4: r Q' 4,41 I , JAM I ex' Q 4, v I 7 Y za. A, N .,,,,,,,w Xi ,G , , W xx 19 A as 1 c. A ff .Aw.,,, i This ancient Spanish gate stands as a re rninder to Philippine history AP N -'rs' J is S+ 5 -- f 2 The Daibutsu, or "Great Buddha", of Kamakura. Nagasaki tailor shop. r 1 l I 1 " "' L'Y' 1:-?gf'-Y'-"Q-1'34,'m-vjxfggaggnim A Tokyo woman washes and separates the rice. Yokosuka bar hostess. "You buy me drink, ne?" ., I.. Nfqx In V, ' ' e llwhxl' -- ' - 47" 4,1 v Al ' ! ' X. X' , ' x. ., A V . I. X- J ' 4' ly A f"-iii 1 av an "6" I 'Ni' s The "Atomic Dome", in Hiroshima. One of the few buildings which survived the blast. The Tokyo Tower spans to 1,093 feet, thereby being the largest steel framed structure in the world. E ui -E3 5 1 n . H 5 T S :Yi x N55- N x- EG HONG KONG A Clty of 1mpress1ons leaves 1ts mark on a sa1lor Ta1loredsu1ts new cameras from the Ch1na Fleet Club the Star Ferry Kowloon n1ght clubs ra1n every day the tramway, bearded sa1lors w1th Br1t1sh accents, warn1ngs about bulldlngs, the left hand dI'1V1I1g fleet landmg cheap pr1ces the crowded harbor, the water t3.X1S, s1dewalk vendors Junks the smell of the Or1ent m1xed w1th gasolme fumes those blg Hong Kong dollars and glrls That was Hong Kong rickshaw drivers, the look-alike concrete A typ1ca1 Hong Kong street scene CTop leftj R1ckshaws are a common mode of transportatlon CLeftD A mother QIVGS her baby a bath curbs1de 'is i O . Q ' r'-tvfgQ4sf 'f ' 1-5 - :li v f 'Q ,iL'WwQvL,':i-gd,,:.g.5, , 'ixzissasgaif-,.-a2g.1:.,t,5ifEf3faf'if,fa.:-Q Qi? ,al SPORTS "Killer Kieweg' shown here restrained by referee MM... QMKKQQK k Q L "Swim Call" is always popular with the CIGW. During one of our many skeet shoots, FTG3 Jaros sighted a "flaming duck", lt, 1 ,J SN Pittman receives "Best Boxer" award from Captain Bennett. Would you like to bet what Emmons has in that brief case? Ret 7 THE STAFF From left to right: YN3 Stroud, staff typistsg LTIG Traughber and LTJG Webster, co-editorsg firm up cruise book ideas. i' The entire book was laid out by RM3 Hendricks and RD3 Davies shown at left. LTI G Mason LTI G I-ledges MM1 Girouard SI-I3 Hill MM2 I-Iouk FTG3 I-Iuskins F TG3 Iaros Contributors: WAISWORTH Cruise Book Sales Offices PUBLISHING 7730-E Herschel Street COMPANY La Jolla, California 92037 Marceline, Mo., U.S.A. 1-. may-fu, my -so- uw -4-. -..- ' W , .1 ' V 4 V ,M W ,mv ku- , ',.,..w, -- wi ,,, ' M- W H'- Q z 4 f 1 J 1 . i i 1 I P 1 i n 4 'Q e 5 S :'

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