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To the Officers and Men of USS FLOYD B. PARKS
I am sure that this Cruise Book, October l966 to April 1967,
will recall to each of you many memories of where we went and what
we did - of the long periods at sea, of the training exercises and
drills, of night refueling, of unexpected General Quarters, of the
rough, cold, gray sea and the sunlit Inland Sea, of the ports we
visited and the sights we saw, of beach parties and softball games
and, finally, of the joy of coming home. You will also remember
that our duties on this cruise were not always exciting and in many
respects required us not so much to act as to be ready to act - at -
any time. It is frequently more difficult to stay alert and ready
for days and weeks than it is actually to fight. And yet, we were
ready and we did stay alert. Every job was done, every order carried
out - prom tly and efficiently. You measured up in every respect.
No Commanding Officer could have asked for more and to each of you
I offer my most sincere thanks.
I hope that this book will also bring to each of you that warm
satisfaction and quiet pride which is yours not only for a job well I
done but also for having served your country in a time of need.
In these days many forget that serving one's country is a great
privilege and that the right question continues to be not what can
my country do for me but rather what can I do for my country. It is
because Americans like you have not forgotten this that our country
God bless you.
G. NORTON NEELY
U.S.S. FLOYD B. PARKS lDD 884i
SHIP' HI ToRY
The FLOYD B. PARKS is a Gearing class Destroyer, built by the Consolidated Steel Corporation, at Orange,
Texas, on the banks of the Sabine River. Mrs. Floyd B. Parks, the widow of the late Major, sponsored the ship at
launching on March 31, 1945. After Commissioning and shakedown cruise, the ship was assigned to the Pacific Fleet
and proceeded to San Diego, California, which has been her home port throughout her 22 years of service.
Although built too late to take part in World War H, PARKS participated in extensive action during the Korean
Conflict as a unit of Task Force 77. pHere, her assignment was to screen carriers against enemy action and to suppOrf
anti-Communist air operations off the east coast of North Korea. During this time FLOYD B. PARKS participated
in one of the longest sieges in U. S. Naval History, over sixty days in the enemy harbor of Wonsan, firing over twelve
thousand rounds of ammunition at the enemy installations.
ln 1955, FLOYD B. PARKS was on duty in the Western Pacific during the outbreak of hostilities in the Tachen
Island area. She was one of four destroyers present which assisted the Nationalist Chinese in the evacuation of this
The Laotian Crisis of 1959 found PARKS on the spot and ready with a show of force. In addition to this action,
the ship also participated in one of the early experimental cold weather exercises, Microwex, in the Bering Sea and
has been an active participant in the Eniwetok-Bikini Atomic Testing Operations.
PARKS has made sixteen WESTPAC cruises including two cruises to the Tonkin Gulf, South China Sea area
in support of U. S. Forces in Viet Nam.
FLOYD B. PARKS
USS FLOYD B. PARKS is named in honor of Major Floyd Bruce Parks, USMC,
a Marine Aviator reported missing in action on 4 I une 1942, in defense of Midway
Island against the assaults of the Japanese Navy. Major Parks, born in Salisbury
Missouri, was enlisted in the Navy for two years prior to his appointment to the United
States Naval Academy in I une 1930. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the
U. S. Marine Corps on 31 May 1934 and was promoted to Major less than a month be-
fore the action at Midway. MAJ OR PARKS was awarded the Navy Cross, Special
Letter of Commendation from the Secretary of the Navy, the Purple Heart, President-
ial Unit Citation, American Defense Service Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Area Campaign
COMMANDI G OFFIC R
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CDR G.M. Neely, Jr.
Commander Guy Morton NEELY, Jr. was born 31 October 1927 in Washington, D.C., and was graduated
from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and commissioned an Ensign on 3 June 1949. His first
duty was in the Gunnery Department of USS ROCHESTER CCA124D, homeported in Newport, Rhode Island,
and later in Long Beach, California. During this period ROCHESTER served as flagship for Commander Seventh
Fleet and participated in United Nations operations in Korean waters including support of the amphibious
landing at Inchon and Wonsan in the fall of 1950. From September 1951 until March 1952, he attended CIC
Officer's School, NAS Glenview, Illinois, and then reported to USS MASSEY CDD 7785 in Norfolk, Virginia,
in which he served as Gunnery Officer until July 1954. In August 1954 he returned to the U.S. Naval Academy
as an instructor in the Department of Marine Engineering.
In August 1956 then Lieutenant NEELY assumed command of USS Lawrence County CLST 8875 in San
Diego, California, and participated in operations with the First and SEVENTH Fleets, in support of nuclear
weapons tests at Eniwetok Atoll and in cold weather exercises in Alaskan waters. Upon detachment in October
1958 he reported to the office of the Chief of Naval Operations in Washington for duty in the Strategic Plans
Division as Assistant Head of the Latin-American Strategic Plans Section. During this tour he was assigned
additional duty as an Advisor to the U.S. Delegations to the Inter-American Defense Board, the Joint Brazil-
U.S. Defense Commission, the Joint Mexican-U.S. Military Commission and as a White House Aide. In June
1960 he left Washington for duty as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander Seventh Fleet in the Western
Pacific until August 1962 after which he was ordered to USS COGSWELL HDD 6515 in San Diego, California
for duty as Executive Officer from September 1962 until September 1963. In October 1963 Commander NEELY
reported for duty as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commander in Chief, U.S.Naval Forces Europe QCINCU-
SNAVEURJ, in London until March 1965 when he became Senior Aide to the Commander in Chief, Allied
Forces Southern Europe CCINCSOUTHD, in Naples, Italy. In January 1966 he was detached from the staff of
CINCSOUTH and on 18 March 1966 assumed command of USS FLOYD B. PARKS CDD 8845.
Commander NEELY is a holder of the Joint Services Commendation Medal Cfor service at CINCSOUTHD,
the American Theater ribbon, World War II Victory ribbon, Korea ribbon Q3 starsj, Korean PUC ribbon, Occu-
pation ribbon QAsia Claspb, National Service ribbon, the UN for Korea ribbon, and the Vietnamese Service
ribbon C1 starj.
LCDR W.A. Toehlke
LCDR Walter Arthur TOEHLKE, was born May 3, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York.
I-Ie was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy in June 1956, upon graduation
from the Maine Maritime Academy at Castine, Maine where he also received an un-
limited third matels license in the U. S. Merchant Marine. After commissioning.
LCDR TOEHLKE reported to the USS MERAPI CAF-385, and served as First Lieu-
tenant, then as Operations Officer.
From 1958 - 1959 he was assigned to the USS SEVERN QAO-615 where he served
as Operations Officer and Navigator. From 1959 - 1960 he served another tour as
Operations Officer aboard the USS PILLSBURY CDER-1335. Following a tour of in-
struction at the DESLANT Afloat Gunnery School in Newport, Rhode Island. LCDR
TOEI-ILKE reported to the USS BIASSEY CDD-7785 where he served as Gunnery
Officer until 1962.
From 1962 - 1965 LCDR TOEHLKE was assigned to the newly established De-
stroyer School at Newport, Rhode Island, where he served as a weapons instructor.
Following this tour in Newport, Rhode Island, he was assigned as Surface Operations
Officer on the staff of Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla NINE which was em-
barked in USS GALVESTON QCLG-35. In December 1966, he reported to USS FLOYD
B. PARKS for duty as Executive Officer.
LCDR TOEI-ILKE is married to the former Beverly BROWN of Briarcliff. Nlary-
land. They have two sons and make their home in Coronado, California.
LCDR R.C. Woods
LCDR Robert C. WOODS was born December 5, 1930 in Fargo, North Dakota. I-Ie
was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy in June 1953 upon graduation from the
United States Naval Academy. Prior to entering the Naval Academy LCDR WOODS
attended the University of Minnesota for one year. Upon commissioning LCDR
WOODS reported to the USS SKAGIT CAKA-1051, serving first as CIC Officer and
then as Boat Group Commander until late 1955.
Subsequent tours of duty included: 1955-57 Engineer Officer USS Charles P.
CECIL CDDR-83555 1957-59 Aide to the Commandant 9th Naval District, Great Lakes,
Ill. g 1959-61 Executive Officer USS SAVAGE CDER-3865, 1962-64 ENS-LTJG Assign-
ment Officer, Bureau of Naval Personnel.
LCDR WOODS reported to PARKS for duty as Executive Officer in August 1965
upon graduation from the Naval War College, Command SL Staff Course, at Newport,
Rhode Island in June 1965.
LCDR WOODS is married to the former Mary Lou MCKINLEY. They have two
sons and one daughter and make their home in Coronado, California.
LCDR WOODS Was detached from PARKS in December 1966 to take command of
USS CHARLES BERRY CDE-10351.
DEPARTME T HEAD
Ltjg D.D. SCHOEFF
Lt. R.R. HEINS
Ltjg J .E. SNYDER
Lt. V.P. PERI
Lt. W.E. JORDAN, Jr.
Ltjg S.E. SIMPSON
Supply CRelieved Marchj
Ltjg R.G-. CARTER Ltjg L.M. NIELSEN
Ltjg I. LARGUIER Jr. Ltjg R.H. WHITMAN, II
Ltjg R.F. SCHULTZ Ltjg RJ- SCUBA
First Lt. DCA
JU IOR OFFICER
Ltjg W.E. HOBBS
Ens. T.M. SYRKO
Ens. T.G. MARTIN
Ens. R.L. WINTER
Ens. M.L. PETERSON
Ens. P.N. FRENCH
Asst. First Lt.
MMCS R.H. PAUL
EMC R.C. FLOWERS
CSC E.E. WARNER
SMC B.E. GLINN
Chief master at arms
YNC H.W. BRANTLEY
BTC P.V. CARBAJAL
RDC C.E. PRITCHARD
STC W.S. LOHR
SFC T.R. CRIBBS
GMGC J.E. CLARK, J
MMC D.D. HELLIE
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A Navy ship has often been called "a floating city"
and this description is a true one. And like any commu-
nity of people there must be organization. We must have
administrative leadership, a court system, a police force
and a fire department. And what is a community Without
churches and hospitals, theaters and athletic events. Our
floating city must also have a barber shop, a store and a
laundry. But above all, our ship has people : repairmen
and deck hands, shipfitters and yeomen, signalmen and
gunner's mates. The USS FLUYD B. PARKS has its
community organized into departments and divisions. In
the pages which follow, these divisions and men are
pictured and described.
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First Row: MM3 J.T. Ludwig, SN W.J. Walker, FN R.C. Garcia, FN A.E. Chavez, FN B.M. Stamm, MM2 R.E. Ludwig, FN 0.
D. Legg, FA R.W. Mayer, Second row: MM1 J. Raspberry, MM3 R.C. Levesque, FN R.D. Cummings, FN W.H. Simpson, MM3
B.L. Schmidtke, MM2 D.K. Loyd, MM3 J.E. Bren, FN V.H. Russo, MM3 D.P. Ouellette, MMCS R.H. Paul 3 Third row: LTJG R.G.
Carter, MMC D.D. Hellie, MM3 R.R. Cagigas, MM2 W.E. Criswell, MM3 C.A. Turner, FN G.J. Coulter, FN J.D. Tuohy, MM3 W.
D. Vance, FN J.V. Abbascia, MM1 F.W. Carthy
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Dzfsd IOWFNBQTTIRFIIQ Scarbro, BT2 A.E. Caldera, FN s. Norneet, FA R.L. Chretin BT2 J L Eliason FA L. E. some, BT3 0-R'
u na, . . ancock, FN J.M. Sittong Second row' BT1 T G'b ' .' ' , ' N H-S BT3
MD. . - . 1 son, FA G.D. Terrill, BT3 J.C. Ake, BT3 S.M. .0 1 v .
Nlccson, BT2 C.L. Taylor, FN M. Duncan, BT2 I.G. Neal, FN J.R, Netherland BT1 M M Kerwin BTC P V Cal-balalg Third
"Personality" is a key word to the "Snipes", The throttle jockeys at work
LillBeu" Flores bilge diving
"M" and "B" DIVISIONS
Together, the Boilerman led by BTC
CARBAIAL, assisted by BT1 KERWIN,
BTl SCARBRO and BTl GIBSON, and the
machinist's mates, led by MMCS Paul and
MMC HELLIE,assisted by MMI CARTHY
and MM1 RASPERRY, make possible the
second most fundamental activity of the
ship - movement. Ulf it iioats, We'll move it"
could well be their motto. Included in this
overall service is a multitude of individual
tasks relating to operation and maintenance
of boilers, turbines, pumps, evaporators,
piping and associated equipment. Addition-
al vital services provided by these men in-
clude fresh vvater, electricity, compressed
air, fire main pressure, steam for food
preparation, hot Water heaters, and space
heaters. Clearly the entire ship depends on
the performance of these superbly compe-
FN Ansley and FA Solice come up
for air. '
"Tell main control to pump .... " "DADDY" Neal keeping busy
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First row: RM1 J.H. Porter, QMSN J.A. Bull, SN T.E. Farnsworth, PN3 J. Graves, RMSN P.F. Hughes, SN R.P. Dudley, PN1 T.
B. Hall, Second row: RMSN R.C. Molls, RM3 R.G. Elliott, QMSN D.A. Shafer. PC3 E. Myers, SMSN J.C. Hawkins, RM1 R.E.
Keith, Third row: LTJG I. Larguier, YN3 R.K. Caldwell, RMSN G.W. Handel, RMSN F.C. Wheat, RMSN L.E. Miller, RM1 P.J.
Munley, RM3 A.W. Peckys, SMC B.E. Glinng Fourth row: QM1 A.R. Crabtree, RMSN W.L. Miller, RMSN W.A. Prlddy, QMSN
J. Reese, RMSN W.T. Stagg, PCSN T.L. Summitt, YNC H.W. Brantley.
SAR SOUTH CHINA SEA
4'Pilot down V' The request for aid goes out and on the PARKS there's a
scramble making preparations to pick up the pilot. Combat CCombat Information
Centerl swings into action controlling the rescue forces. What is the primary re-
quirement for this job. . . good communications! Down in Radio Central this alarm
doesn't raise a ripple of excitement because the "Communications Machinen is
I ,ss J running like a well oiled precision instrument. Due to the able leadership of RMI
KEITH and his more than able assistants RM1 MUNLEY and RMI PORTER,
everything is in readiness and the voice of command and control dominates the
- the scene. The "honchos" and their strikers have a complete knowledge and un-
5 lil derstanding of the mystic realm of good communications, and are always ready for
the unexpected. As in all of Naval Communications, peace time or an actual emer-
gency, our communications always runs on a war time footing so that there is no
need for a transition period. It is a well known fact throughout the fleet that corny-
munications "par excellencew is routine operation for the "PARKS Communicators .
An integral part of this communications team is the Signal Gang under the
outstanding leadership of SMC GLINN and SM1 DOHME. They provide visual
eyes for the command. During tactical maneuvers when radio silence is imposed
the safety and security of the ship depend upon an efficient and well trained signal
0 The Ships Office under YNC BRANTLEY and PN1 HALL performs the
6 enormous task of providing all the administrative detail so vital to an efhcientll'
running ship. Their jobs are many and oftentimes monotonous but are always
handled in the finest PARKS tradition.
The most popular men in the division and probably the entire ship are PC3
MYERS and PCSN SUMMITT. "Mail Call" is the most anxiously awaited WOfd
on the ship. Our regular mail service contributes much to the PARKS morale. '
Completing the OC division are the Quatermasters under the leadership of
QM1 CRABTREE. Keeping the ship's charts up to date and expertly plotting her
course, they keep us clear of any dangerous waters.
SMSN "Hawk Eye" Hawkins pulling iiags RM3 Elliott and RMSN Wheat in Radio Central
During Working hours ??? PN1 Hall and YN3 Caldwell absorbed in the days work
COMBAT S665 THE: HULL. AND H or aaaa
THE CQDANG 'Q C, QMSN Bull in the chart house
MOI" DIV IO
Kneeling: ETR3 G.B. Frost, RD3 J.P. Rhodes, ETNSN J.M. Decker, ETN2 C.L. Grannell, RD3 M.A. Conley, RDSN C.W. Fuller,
' RD N R.J B ' ' ETRSN K.E. Balke, Stand-
ETR3 D.G. Beach, RD3 W.M. Hendrickson, ETNSN V.J. Cleary, RD3 M.D. Jones, S . enjamln,
ing: RD2 A.J. Odom, RD1 L.R. Stone, ET1 T.R. Knight, RDSN W.H. Hunt, RDSN G.L. Eager, SN J.W. McMennamy. SN D.C.
Shepherd, RD2 D.F. Vedders, ETN3 J.O. Fugate, RD3 R.E. Austin, ETR3 A.E. Alvarez, RD3 T.W. Rand, RDSN D.W. Hart, RD2
M.R. Golf, ETRSN D.J. Miller, RD2 0.A. Ladwig, RD1 J.L. Burgess, LTJG L.M. Nielsen, RDC C.E. Pritchard.
RD1 Stone and LT Heins evaluating ....
RDSN Benjamin getting on the job trainin
Supervisor RD2 GOE keeping a watchful eye during a
. Nerve Center Operators
The nerve center of the PARKS is the Combat Information Center
manned by the Radarmen of OI Division. The Ship's operations are con-
trolled from combat. Under the capable leadership of RDC PRITCHARD
and RDI STONE With assistance from RDI BILLINGSLEY and RDI
BURGESS, the Radarmen operate a vast assortment of electronics gear
with which they collect and report information on unidentified and friendly
surface and air contacts. During search and rescus evolutions they control
helicopters, guiding them to downed pilots. In case of enemy air attack
the Radarmen are ready to control our ovvn fighters to intercept these hos-
tile invaders. The Radarmen also expertly man the ship's electronic count-
ermeasures equipment to discover the presence of other forces.
The Electronic Technicians, led by ETI KNIGHT, form the other
important half of the OI Division. To them falls the responsibility for
maintaining and repairing the vast, complex electronics systems aboard
the PARKS. This is a tremendous job and requires all their skill, talent
and initiative for long hours. The PARKS relies on the outstanding job
done by the ET's to meet her operational commitments.
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A motley crew for Operators
"Nerve Center Operators"
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First row : SF3 J.R. Tubbs, MR3 J.J. Krogulski, MM3 R.S. Byrd, EN3 J.V. Reeves, DC2 J.A. Francis, FN D.L. Wilmoth, FN B.W.
Kangas, Second row: FN R.L. Judd, FN V.J. Boyd. EM2 J.W. Seitz, EM2 S.M. Watson, MM1 S.C. Hartzog, ICI I.D. Green, EM1 J.
UD". Vance, Third row: LTJG R.J. Scuba, FN J.C. Hackert, FA R.E. McCray, FN P.J. Rowland, MR3 L.E. Flodihn, SF2 W.R.
Farrell, FN G.B. Parkinson, FN .T.R. Hudak, SF3 R.C. Ford, EMC R.C. Flowers, Fourth row: SFC T.R. Cribbs, FN R.J. Gemson,
EM3 G.E. McCray, IC3 R.W. Murr, EM2 D.L. McCreary, FN R.E. Walton, MM2 R.G. Conrad, FN R.L. Orwick, LTJG W.E. Hobbs
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The "R" division is composed of four "gangs"
manned by seven different rates. The "E" gang
provides ships power, lighting and maintains all
electrical circuits. HIC" gang takes care of all
internal communication circuits, the all important
gyro compass, as Well as showing movies for the
enjoyment of the crew. MA" gang takes care of such
auxiliary equipment as the air conditioning system,
low and high pressure air systems, emergency die-
sels and the motor 'cvvhaleboatf' USF" and MDC"
gang keeps the hull and its fittings repaired and
are the builders or "jacks of all trades" Who make
anything from storage bins to coffee cup racks.
These men are also the backbone of the Damage
The quality and quantity of the jobs done is a
tribute to a fine "can do" attitude and the outstand-
ing leadership in their division.
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F.ont row: TN A.S. Ordillas, SN D.L. Davenport, SN C.W. Madden, SH2 C.C. Francis, SH3 B.E. Dickey, SN L.W. Puckett, SN S.
D. Gay, SN J.P. Bowler, Second Row: SK1 L.L. Davis, SN J.R. Fitzpatrick, DK2 L.A. Chatman, CS2 M.R. McGrue, SK2 R.L.
Puryear, SD1 A.F. Lope, SN R.W. Blackwell, TN A.M. Reyes, Third row : LTJG J.E. Snyder, SA F.A. Carson, CS2 T.F. McMillian, A
FA J.A. Wagner, HMI T.W. Hewson' CSSN J.L. Hohnstein, SA C.A. Fraser, SN R.R. Averill, SHI H.R. Conner, SK3 C.L. Riggs,
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Thanksgiving on the PARKS
Whats so funny ??
The Supply Department is made up for Five dif-
ferent rating groups : Storekeeper, Disbursing
Clerk, Ship's Serviceman, Commissaryman, and
Hospital Corpsman. Personnel in each rate per-
form specialized functions aboard ship including
repair parts inventory control, all phases of ac-
counting, food preparation and service, ship's store,
laundry and barber shop operation, payroll account l
and medical care. i
The Supply Department is charged With a great l
responsibility in ensuring that the ship may be '
self-sufficient during long periods at sea, providing l
services which supply each man minimum needs
and contributing to a high state of morale by im-
proving the shipboard standard of living.
g The cooks bell .... its about time
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E SWAN DIVI IO
First row: STGSN M.L. Revenaugh, STGSA P.T. Haines, STGSN G.K.W. Mucha, STGSN D.L. Popek, GMG2 D.J. Thomas, SN D.
R. Crowther, STG3 R.B. Sweeney, SN D.J. Regan, TMSN G.W. Patterson 3 Second row: SN D.E. West, TM3 H.B. Stewart, ADR2
D.H. Davis, GMG2 K.G. Ealy, SN G.J. Quinn, STG3 W.P. Addison, STG3 J.H. Currie, STG2 R.D. Morris 3 Third row: LTJG R.H.
Whitman, GMG1 W. Dixon, EN1 W.L. Williamson, STG2 G.W. Magowan, STG2 T.D. Perkes, SN L,D. Jackson, ETR2 D.L. Turner,
STG3 D.J. Horner, GMG2 R.E. Probst, STC W.S. Lohr, ENS M.L. Peterson
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WA Division, a separate entity of the Weapons
Department, is comprised of four distinct rates,
each charged with Anti-Submarine Warfare Ope-
rations. Through the coordinated efforts of the
SONARMEN, ASROC GUNNER'S MATES,
TORPEDOMEN'S MATES AND DASH person-
nel Parks is able to seek out and destroy enemy
submarines. ASW is a primary mission of the
Parks and a vital necessity in enabling the United
States to maintain control of the seas.
The SONARMEN, under the leadership of
SONARMAN CHIEF ':DUTCH" LOHR, are 13
highly trained men responsible for detecting, clas-
sifying, and tracking submerged contacts which
may pose a threat to naval shipping. At sea these
men maintain an around the clock watch of the
undersea environment using SONAR CSound Navi-
gation and Rangingj equipment.
The ASROC GUNNER'S MATES, led by GM-
Gl DIXON consist of 6 men responsible for the
arming, launching, and detonation of an Anti-Sub-
marine Rocket CASROCD. This weapon system
possesses a long range standoff capability combined
with very high target kill probability. It is highly
effective in destroying enemy submarines. Further-
more, the ASROC GM's are responsible for main-
taining a daily, year round security watch to safe-
guard Parks' nuclear capability.
The TORPEDOMEN'S MATES of the Parks,
under the leadership of TM3 STEWART, protect
her from close-in surprise attacks by enemy sub-
marines. Calling upon their knowledge and timely
action, this ship is able to launch urgent attacks
against hostile submarines by firing tube-launched
The Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter CDASHD
CTCVY, led by ATI CLUEN, consists of 6 men skil-
led in maintaining and launching the DASH, a
remotely controlled drone helo. This weapon sys-
tem.1s designed to carry torpedoes over long ranges
aff hlgh speeds for ultimate release over the posi-
tion of a submerged enemy submarine. This crew
was also among the Hrst to use several new tech-
Hlques designed to expand our capability for res-
cuing downed pilots.
SN Mucha has everything under control
The ASROC ERS
GMG2 Probst and GMG2 Thomas
'CWDN DIVI I0
Front row: BM3 J. Amante, SA M.D. Curtis, SA V.J. Staszak, SN T.D. Keaton, SN R.W. Marsh, SA J.K. Stone, SA K.J. Storer,
SA D.R. Hays, SR W.J. Hickey, SN D.P. Dunphy, Second row: SN M.R. Owens, SA R.A. Stoneman, SN J.R. Brinkerhoi, SN L.T.
Garland, SA H.S. Atkins, SA R.W. Greene, SA D.W. King, SA G.C. Roberts, Third row: BM1 D.F. McCourt, SA S.M. Simon, SA
D.P. Parks, SN L.L. Walts, SN D.P. Ryan, SN M.A. Luna, SA R.J. Roberge, SA T.E. Zak, SA A.J. Sills, SA M.E. Underwood, BM2
M.V. Baumeister, ENS P.N. French, Fourth row: LTJG R.F. Schultz, SN W.H. Neuman, SN C.H. Uhring, SA H.L. Holbert, SA D.
J. Murtaugh, SA H.W. Crosby, SN J.A. Hudak
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That P.I sun is to much to cope with ....
As each and every visitor comes aboard the Floyd B.
Parks, his first impression of the ship is created by the
smart appearance of the exterior spaces. The men of the
Deck Division value the Parks' traditional reputation as
one of the Pacific Fleet's finest. Led by Boatswain Mate
First MCCOURT who is ably assisted by BM2 BAU-
MEISTER and BM3 AMANTE. they maintain this tra-
dition through many long hours of chipping, painting,
and cleaning top side spaces.
As the backbone of the Special Sea and Anchor Detail,
these men carry out all aspects of mooring and anchor-
ing. In addition, theirs is the responsibility of manning
and caring for the Motor Whale Boat.
Replenishment at sea finds the men of WD manning
the forward, amidships, and after stations and perform-
ing a variety of tasks, including transferring fuel, am-
munition, and provisions. Both underway and in-port,
the men from the Deck Division stand vital watches as
Helmsman, Messenger, Lookout and Sentry. Inaddition,
these men suppliment repair parties, gun crews, fire, and
rescue parties, helo refueling details, and landing parties.
With versatility as WD,s keynote, these men must be
prepared to perform an enormous variety of tasks. The
Deck Divisionis full valve is seldom realized until an
important inspection is pending or an emergency arises.
Nevertheless, they may be proud in knowing that their
job is "WELL DONEMI
Old faithful .... let us down continuously
In iiight refueling
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Front row: FTG3 D.E. McGrath, SN L.J. Barr, GMG3 G.B. Espino, SN D.L. Freel, GMG3 L.J. Mullikin, FTG2 M.S. O'Melia, FTG3
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SN M.L. Britton, GMG3 K.D. Webb, SA J.W. Murrell, FTGSN E.A. Shuster, FTG3 R.B. Young, GMGC J.E. Clark
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The ability to deliver accurate, rapid and conti-
nuous fire against the enemy has been one of the
oldest traditions of our navy. In keeping With this
fine tradition WG Division maintained the main
battery of the Parks in outstanding condition dur-
ing the 66-67 cruise. Many key positions are filled
by the men of WG Division and it has been their
responsibility to train other crevv members. Under
the supervision of GMGC CLARK WG Division
kept the Parks always ready to take offensive or
Ward off attack.
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Denise Marie Taylor
Daughter of BT3 R.L. Taylor
Riley Halstead Whitman III
Son of LTJG R.H. Whitman II
Gregory William Lohr
Son of STC W.S. Lohr
A Century Ago men were follow-
ing with bated breath the march of
Napoleon, and waiting with feverish
impatience for news of the wars. And
all the while, in their own homes,
babies were being born.
4'But who could think about babies?
Everybody was thinking about bat-
mln one year, midway between
Trafalgar and Waterloo, there stole
into the world a host of heroes.
Gladstone was born in Liverpool,
Tennyson at the Somersby Rectory,
and Oliver Wendell Holmes in Mas-
sachusetts, and the very same day of
that same year, Abraham Lincoln
drew his first breath in old Kentucky.
Music was enriched by the advent of
Felix Mendelssohn at Hamburg.
"But nobody thought of babies:
everybody was thinking of battles.
Yet which of the battles of 1890 mat-
tered more than the babies of 1809?
We fancy that God can only manage
His world with big battalions, when
all the time he is doing it by beauti-
ful babies. When a wrong wants
righting, or a truth wants preaching,
or a continent wants opening, God
sends a baby into the world to do it."
And that,s the truth. Ever since
the world began that has been the
rule of things. From the time that
Iochebed hid her baby Moses among
the rushes by the river, it has been
the same. In anticipation of crises
that God knew the muddled minds of
men would bring about, just a little
while before He has sent a tiny baby
into some humble home, and there,
within the shadow of a lowly motherls
love, He has prepared Himself a man
to clear away the clouds and lighten
Daughter of BT2 C.L. Taylor
William Robert Hobbs
Son of LTJ G W.E. Hobbs
William Daniel Webb
Son of GMG3 K. Webb
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Relieve the Watch
Students tour the Parks
Advancement in rating ..... congratulations
Supply Iniiight refueling
Where is Newman ??
Having fun, Conner ??
The Gunners under the watchful eye of Mr. Syrko A familial. Sight
Its SK2 Puryear and SN Garland, but who is that character in the middle Secured ?
A feast in ASROC PARK Our deck force
BM1 McCourt taking the blade Parks sailors gave IOOZ and set a record
at the Yokosuka Blood Bank
The elite at work
The coast of Oahu
The first stop on our cruise Was Pearl Harbor, situated on
the island of Oahu. This island is the famed vacationland of
smiling people, soft breezes, swaying palms, and the gentle,
undulating rhythm of the hula. Here too is Waikiki With its
coral reefs and shimmering blue Waters, crowds of sun Wor-
shippers, outrigger canoes, and monumental Diamond Head.
Pearl Harbor is the inlet on the south coast of Oahu, six
miles west of Honolulu, which forms a landlocked harbor used
by the United States as a coaling station and then as a naval
base since 1887. There are few traces now of the tremendous
destruction Wrought by the Japanese here on December 7th,
1941, except for the USS ARIZONA which lies on the bot-
tom of the channel, a memorial to those who gave their lives
for their country on that fateful day.
Blow hole Typical street scene
A favorite pastime
Hong Kong from Victoria Park
A shoppers paradise
HONG KONG-gateway to the Orient, is a city of
contrasts where a cosmopolitan atmosphere and elegant
homes seem out of place with the teeming harbors of
junks and sampans. The population of HONG KONG
approaches Zlfg million which is a sizeable increase from
the 500,000 inhabitants the island had in 1941 when the
Japanese seized it. No one really knows how many peo-
ple live on the junks and sampans choking the harbors
but the count is increased weekly by refugees swarming
over from the Chinese Communist mainland.
HONG KONG, which is actually the name of only the
island whereas the city itself is called Victoria, is a place
of beauty with its breath taking views from Victoria
Peak and Repulse Bay. The grotesque attraction of
Tiger Balm Garden, Fine beaches and swimming resorts
provided many hours of enjoyment for the crew. An un-
forgetable meal may be had in any one of the world-
famous restaurants scattered throughout the island. The
PARKS found shopping in HONG KONG and KOW-
LOON across the harbor rewarded by purchases of
tailor-made clothes, gold work, jewels, pure silks and
intricate lacework-basic elements of centuries of
When we set to sea again with our lockers laden with
Oriental treasures and our pockets empty, we said good-
by to an exotic, friendly, and fascinating world of people
living inside the dark shadow of the mountains to the
north-mountains of Communist China.
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Subic Bay houses the largest US. Naval installation in
the Philippine Islands and is located in southern Luzon
less than one hundred miles from the capital city of
Manila. The city of Clongapo, just outside the naval
station gates, offered night club entertainment and good
restaurants to suit every taste, specializing in San Miguel
Beer, probably the most popular commodity offered in
Recreational highlights offered by the naval station
included a Weekend trip to Camp John Hay, Baguio, for
rest and relaxation among the cool mountain of northern
LUZOn. Deep sea fishing boats Were available to take
gr0l1PS out for the day.
The PARKS has a special interest in the Subic-
f 'fiOn for five Filipino students.
longapo area as she is sponsoring a high-school educa-
Mountains surrounding subic bay
Liberty, Subic style
Yokosuka, a typical Japanese seaport with a slight
commercial air provided us with a glimpse of the beauty
for which Japan is famous, for a short distance away is
Mount Fuji, a towering Volcano that rivals the Rising
Sun as the symbol of Japan. Standing guard over a land
of shimmering lakes, tall pines, and an atmosphere of
serene calm, Fuji beckons to the weary traveler to come
and view its tranquil domain.
liearby also is the quiet vnlage of Tianaakura, due
home of the Diabutsu, or Great Buddha, and many inter-
esting shrines and temples. The capital city of Tokyo is
only a short train ride away and one can never forget
the thrill of seeing the Imperial Palace, the internation-
ally famous Kokusai Theatre, and the bustling atmos-
phere of the largest city in the world. We were fortunate
enough to visit Yokosuka twice, leaving the second time
we left with mixed emotions : sad at leaving such a
wonderful country, but happy to be going home to our
wives, Sweethearts and loved ones.
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A new born baby's first visit to a shrine
Kinkaku-ji Buddha at Todaiji
When the port of Kobe was opened to foreign commerce
about 100 years ago, it was a small fishing village. Near Kobe
was the port of Hyogo, a town of remote antiquity and at one
time the seat of the govenment in the 12th century. As a trad-
ing port, Hyogo continued to prosper, and ships bound for
Osaka made it a port of call. In 1788 it hae a population of
19,580 and this number had considerably increased by the time
the port of Kobe was opened to foreign trade in 1868. As the
years passed, Kobe absorbed I-Iyogo. In 1874 a railway between
Kobe and Osaka, was opened, followed by construction of a
railway connecting Kobe with Shimonoseki. The Sino-Japanese
War C1894 to 18955 and the Russo-Japanese War C1904 to 19055
added greatly to the prosperity of the port. With the temporary
collapse of the Yokohama silk trade after the great earthquake
of 1921 much of the country's silk business was diverted to
Kobe, and silk is still a prominent article of export.
During World War II, Kobe underwent heavy and relentless
air raids. As a result, 61M of its city area was severely devas-
tated. Since 1945 nearly all of the area has been rehabilitated.
During the period 1945-1951, Kobe greatly expanded by absorb-
ing fifteen neighboring towns and villages into the municipality.
Kobe, today covering a vast area of 161.5 square miles, is the
sixth largest city of Japan with a population of 1,119,667 C1
January 1961 censusj. Its port ranks first in the country.
The city of Kobe is located on the north shore of Osaka Bay
in central Honshu. It serves not only as the major port of the
Kansai or Kinki District, but also as the eastern gateway to the
Inland Sea. It is about fifteen miles west of the center of
Osaka. About fifty miles to the northeast is Kyoto, the former
Imperial capital and third city in Japan. The port of Kobe,
one of the finest ports in the world, plays an important role in
the promotion of Japan's foreign and tourist trade. It boasts of
good harbor facilities for both ocean-going and coastal ships.
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Nagasaki : J urokuban-kan
The city of Sasebo, with its beautiful, sheltered har-
bor located on the rim of northern Asia, has been a Navy
port since 1890 when the Emperor Meiji formally dedi-
cated it as a station of the Imperial Japanese Navy.
Sasebo first achieved fame in 1904 as the port from
which Admiral Heihachiro Togo led the Imperial Japa-
nese Navy to nearby Tsushima Straits and swept the
Russian Imperial Navy from the seas. This single bold
stroke established J apan's reputation as the leading naval
power of Asia.
A cloak of secrecy covered the port from the mid 1930s
until the end of World War II, while it was transformed
into a supersecret base from which mighty battleships
like YAMATO and MUSASHI slipped out to sea. It is
also popularly believed that Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
planned the attack on Pearl Harbor in Suite A of what
is now the officer's Town Club.
Once again Sasebo became an important naval base at
the outbreak of the Korean War in 1950. By 1953, US,
Fleet Activities was a busy complex of 143 officers, 1,700
enlisted, and 5,800 Japanese employees all involved in
the massive operations in Korea. The sudden influx of
soldiers was a great boon to the local marchants, with
8,000-12,000 men on liberty every night.
Today, Sasebo upholds its naval traditions as an im-
portant base for both the U.S. Seventh Fleet and the
Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. Various facilities
of the port are shared in an atmesphere of great coopefa'
tion. Thus the city has become a cornerstone of this
same spirit that exists between the nations of Japan and
Many PARKS sailors were fortunate to be able to take
a tour of Nagasaki, one of the two Japanese cities 011
which the atom bomb was dropped during World WHT
II. This city has been rebuilt as a monument t0 Peace
and the peaceful use of atomic energy. Places of interest
were the Peace-Monument, Madame Butterflyis Home
and the oldest Catholic Church in Japan.
Nagasaki : Glover Mansion
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