Forrest Royal (DD 872) - Naval Cruise Book - Class of 1964 Page 1 of 168
Pages 6 - 7 Pages 10 - 11
Pages 14 - 15
Pages 8 - 9 Pages 12 - 13
Pages 16 - 17
Show Hide text for 1964 volume ( OCR) Text from Pages 1 - 168 of the 1964 volume: “ a.- ' a l- ' tsi ' ?iift LANTMIDTRARON ' 64 CRUaESFLOT A path of rippling silver moved slowly over the stilled surface of the sleeping giant: a perfect setting for a few moments of quiet reflection on what had passed before . ..and, more importantly now . . . what lay ahead. Our mission was twofold: to train midshipmen in the fundamental skills of naval officers . . . and to enhance the operational readiness of assigned forces. ' For several years we had incubated in the shell of learning; now it was time to (open the shell. fT: ;t..iM: new sights . . . iiew faci sion at first, Ihen organized chaos . . . hew sounds. e joined CRUDESFLOT 10 at Annapolis. Our des tinotion: foreign ports on th» North Atlantic. En route, we would put to the test all our classroom- learned skills and learn Jilsyaand the arts of I following and leading. ... and someone said something about sardines in a can! We discovered that on board ship even the baggage stands at attention! " Aye,, aye, sir. Soon as I get a mop of this place and two extra hands, I ' ll clear the flight deck. " s ' . »v.n» ■ ' . ' » „ Then the hriefings started . . . and we wondered why they called them BRIEF-ings A few more briefings and we would all have been re- duced to " brief-cases " . Briefed on first boarding, briefed on bunks, duties, eating, sleeping, working ... it sure is a popular word around here! And then we signed in for bunks, although at that stage of the game it didn ' t look as if we would ever get to use them. N»«». L ' 1 ' -- ' ' - It takes a lot of arm power ... but the lines are cast off and the ships move out. ¥ ' -T ' nr ssff ' ®s " ? ' ns sight that never fails to stir his pride: a task irce, in formation, steaming out. Over the stern, landi . . . soon disapp radually growsami r horizon beckt i---„. „s Our flotilla Is formed of 15 ships of the fleet and more than 8000 men. The carrier USS ESSEX . . . the cruiser (and flagship) USS LinLE ROCK . . . destroyers USS CONY, USS FORREST ROYAL, USS STICKELL, USS C.R. WARE, USS ZELLERS, USS HARWOOD, USS NEW, USS DAMATO, USS BIGELOW, USS AAcCAFFERY, USS W.C. LAWE and USS A.M. SUMNER . . and the tanker USS NANTAHALA. In order to grasp the reins of leadersliip, the future officer must first learn to follow another ' s lead . . . If doesn ' t move, so we don ' t salute it nailed down, we can ' t pick it up . . . so what DO we do with it? Chip it and paint it, naturally. If we don ' t chip it, and can ' t paint it, after due discussion. f r.-l f i we polish if . . . then . . . . . . Seven tons of rags and fourteen thousand pounds of polish later ... we polish it again! A sight gupranteed to gladden the heart of any sailor worthy of the name: two block, one with sugar and one all the way . . . comin ' upl . . . sometimes called WORK! " Let ' s see now, is it over one and under two or over two and under one . . . or , . .?? " " He soys that his brother knows this girl in Cher- bourg . . . " We really never left the classroom, but anyway, the smoking lamp was lit and nobody cared about the paint bucket! . . . Of course we had another briefing! Learning the ropes, not only about bending lines, but also about those oceanic road maps known as charts . . . It sure is a big ocean! ■ r We listened . . . We learned . . . and then we tried it ourselves. Nothing beats practical experience. Textbooks and classrooms are, of course, basic. But until we put the phones on and started watching the clocks, it was just s o much theory. Not any more! On this cruise, we really got the feel of the ship. Can ' t be a girl ... the other guy isn ' t interested. " When the little hand points at three, and the big hand points at seven . . . what time is it? " ' Craziest Kaliedescope I ever saw! " Someday we will have the command. This was just a practice GQ, but someday it may be for real. Whenever that may happen ... you have to be good. . jr XT, iTi-r- i-. ■s%»- ;. :% r ' w i .T C . . ■uJ- y H Mt As one middle stands ramrod stiff, others are keen-eyed and alert: the ship runs through a practice General Quarters. No laxity here . . . this is, after all, the primary mission of any war- ship. One mistake could result in the loss of ship and crew. No one wanted to be a statistic. We never lacked something to do; We wrote a few letters, loaded a few guns, even tried on a new suit . . . and we looked pretty for the photographers, blew up balloons and attended more briefings, of course! We practiced with our pistols and never missed the water . We kept our ships and ourselves looking shipshape. From the way he left the ' copter, we could tell that he wore stars and was used to wearin ' ' em. And we could tell he was on the bridge, too . . . we didn ' t have to see him or hear him, everybody knew that the Admiral was aboard. For most of us, this was probably the most reward- ing of all our experiences on the cruise. It is axiomatic that the future officer should hope to one day wear the stars. To observe first hand how they should be worn was an experience that we did not take lightly. Then, too, the bridge is the command center of the ship . . . from here come the decisions that affect us all. We showed the Admiral our best . . . . and still had plenty of time for the finer things in life. Flaking out and stoking up . . . we had our moments. LL lX V ' •• .ijsSt » «!-. ■r ? Mi . Mff. i umiB. -rn h ;t ,-; : The water ripples ever so slightly as the sleeping giant is brought to the edge of wakefulness by a whisper qf And while the giant may sleep, (and some of us, too) the ship can never sleep. Deep within her bowels and high upon her bridge stand the rest of our number, keeping a lonely vigil. Our job: to keep these forces ready at all times. . — w%«i The variety and necessity of jobs on board a warship was a source of never-ending amazement to us all: we may have been receiving materials from another ship, or practicing with a gun crew, or replenishing supplies... ... or assisting in the landing of a ' copter or continuing our training in the engine room . . . whatever the job, on board ship we couldn ' t put it off ' til tomorrow. With practice, comes perfection, and though we watched many a take-off . ..with an equal number of landings ... it was a sight that we never tired of. And when the planes flew over, with our flag waving in the breeze, we stood just a little taller. I I The primary mission of tlie sliips is not put aside during lliis cruise. Both copters and planes kept the watch rom the skies. p ESSEX had eggbeaters enough to whip up a thousand cakes ... all we needed was a big enough oven. " Dash " made it an even 100 It was a day of celebration when " Dash " , FORREST ROYAL ' S drone helicopter, once again proved the practi- cality of drones, when it made its 100th safe shipboard landing. Crew and copter celebrated with a special cake . . . though " Dash " didn ' t eat any, we were all certain that it was only because it didn ' t want any. (After all, those drones can do anyt hing!) 4 f The Admiral rode the " high line " . . . and half the crew was on hand to insure a safe and dry trip. ' Have that coffee hot and ready when I return! " " Keep a tight grip on that line, men. The LAST thing we need on this ship is a wet Admiral! " ' Hey, who is this tug-o-war against, anyway? " " Are you sure somebody didn ' t tie this rope to a post-? " No Green Stamps no one to wasli tlie windsliield, and we clieck our own oil and batteries . . . but these " floating gas stations " are a welcome sight when the gauge reads near the empty mark. fc ss -.e " Refueling at sea is not the simplest job in the world: It calls for a strong hand on each helm, perfect co-ordination in the engine rooms and one heckuva lot of hose! ' " Our two ships move into position, keeping the same course and speed as the lines are heaved, hoses attached and hook-up is made. Refueling is begun. It ' s hard work, calling for the best in co-operation, but the job is accomplished and the voyage is resumed. I You don ' t just drive up and say " fill ' er up " . . . There are times when a refueling operation is a guarantee of a salt-water bath. ... And Saturday night has nothing to do with it! It has often been said that, despite a sometimes reputation for roistering and revelry, the sailor, possibly more so than other individuals, feels a nearness to his God. Perhaps this is so because there is no place on earth resembling the infinity of the heavens as does the sea. One cannot see the end of either . . . and both can be as peaceful as a sleeping babe or as aroused and dangerous as a wounded tiger. To this end, chapel services were held regularly on our ships. There were other moments when the pressures of the daily grind were temporarily eased and we were free for a few informal discussions or, if the mood struck, some ornamental and decorative work with some bits of hemp and manila. Time too, for events of a more active nature: A whaleboat race in the North Atlantic . . . We had our pie And ate it, too All to the accompaniment of a red-hot combo! During our few spare moments, we made the not- too-startling discoveries that sunbathing was nice, and sleeping, even nicer. But no one could offer a kindly word about the dentist ' s chair. • r ' but the silver lining liad a cloud: K. ' v- " i i ' ' Our ships approached the ports of Europe . . . . . and we found that there was much to do to prepare our ships and ourselves for the critical eyes of our European hosts. Everything needed ... and got .. . that final extra polish to reflect the pride and efficiency of Uncle Sam ' s Navy ... and its men. We scrubbed and swabbed, shined and polished ... and we presented ourselves for rigid inspection, with visions of shore leave dancing in our heads. u: „ erfS We weren ' t " Sailin ' down the river, down to New Orleans " , but a band WAS there to meet us . . . then it was all a matter of waiting for liberty!! :?«=s A ' Request permission to leave the ship, sir. ENGLAND BLLGIUM SWEDEN DENMARK NORWAY r 1 m J Id W . A m W .5 ' m Ik . . ■ - " w ■ ' J ' A i ; A I WmS ' rT ' ' BJKri. ' - .Wt QqQbBI: , HOLLAND GERMANY FRANCE ■H }f. I i ' -llLlllll m- A " IQ - If the United States can consider any country to be its " Mother Country " , it would have to be England. Our Constitution and Bill of Rights have as their foundation the Magna Charta, signed some seven centuries ago by the weakest of the sons of Richard the Lion Hearted, John. The place was known as Running Mead, long since corrupted to Runnymede, not far from London. It is now emblazoned in the shrines of History. From England, too, we inherited many of our hallowed have traditions. It was, then, with a feeling compounded of respect and admiration, that we anchored in the his- torical seaport of Portsmouth, England. si ' ry • aste V Our visit to Portsmouth gave us the opportunity to contrast the old and the new. The ships of our flotilla tied up just a short distance from one of England ' s monuments to her past greatness when " Brittania ruled the waves " : HMS VICTORY, once flagship of the famous British Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson, now serves as a permanent re- minder of past glories. We also surveyed Britain ' s reknowned Victory Anchor, standing duty as a historical monument, and felt a stirring of pride that our country de- scended from such an illustrious sefaring nation. The Yeoman of the Guard at the Tower of London looked as British as Yorkshire Pudding . . . and he was! On to London! Few buildings in history have as bloody a past as London ' s forbidding tower ... a mute witness to some of England ' s greatness and to much of her shame. IN THIS THE BLOODY TOWER hInry peIc? " .;?. ' ' , " " n " " " MFRISONED FOR 2YEARS ,1571- " iR Wa.tA I. J " " NORTHUMBERLWJp WAS MURDEMB IN is3- GARNOT and OinrOBKl r-nvt ,n.» ..», PLOT WERE IMPRISONED IN 1605 SIR THOMAS OVERBURY WAS KI SpRISON InYsT " " ° ' ' THE.DUKB OF BUCKINGHAM AS CONsSMPT oi°TN f 6 ' 32 " " " ' ' " ° ' ' " » ANd ' D.ED FROM ' M64 -l?ANn « £ . J ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' O ' - SOUT THREE YEARS THE fAi p cxD Pr ' ' ™ WINDOWS GAVE HIS BLESSING TO : THE EARL OF STRAFFORD ON THE WAY TO HIS EXECUTION IN 1641 JUDGE JEFFERIES OF THE BLOODY ASSIZES LIVED IN 1688 AND DIED 1689 RRonnMX " -rH! 2°° " " AS ' POLITICAL PRISONER TO BE ?H? r AT? ISoJlt J v ' fi. 5 IMPRISONED FOR HIS SHARE IN THE CATC STREET CONSPIRACY IN 1820 W« were tourists in uniform: seeing the sights, hearing the sounds and meeting the people of London. Windsor Castle . . . the Palace Guard . . . the House of Parliament overlooking the Thames . . . the Historic Tovyer Bridge . . . and, of course, Big Ben: Keeping a silent vigil over more than eight million people. On board the LITTLE ROCK, we discovered that the United States has no monopoly on the twist. Those English girls proved that Chubby Checker is international! " We could have danced all night and sometimes we did! » 1. i! V9l. ' ' ' ■ B|f Trafalgar Square . . . Westminster Abbey . . . the band at Buckingham Palace: it was like a page out of history. Then, as we went down a street, entranced by these fortress-like examples of an earlier age, we were sud- denly swept back into the twentieth century as the state- liness of ancient architecture gave way to the sharp, clear, crisp and functional lines of a modern building. Somehow, we wished that we hadn ' t seen it. . From the proud, reserved and quiet strength that was, and is, England, we are suddenly swept into the volatile and exciting atmosphere that is modern France . . . where a world-wide reputation for extravagance and beautiful women has been built. Actually, France was no less rich in history than England . . . Joan of Arc . . . Marie Antoinette . . . and the " Little Corporal " , who almost conquered the world .. .but somehow, all this takes a back seat with the expectant tourist, because France is . . . well . . . FRANCE! 5:- - Touring Paris, the City of Light, we understood what inspired the songwriter who wrote, " I love Paris in the Springtime, I love Paris in the Fall. " Our multi-lingual guide gave u the lowdown on those high-up " flying buttresses " of France ' s most famous monument to the glories of the past . . . the Cathedral of Notre Dame. We gawked at priceless paintings in the Louvre and strolled about the Small Arc of Truimph. « Mi a «». i » ■»■ « — . »»v- i rir iTa a f i i « - ' " • T " - ' " ' • ' ' ffiiTiiimiiiwi tiiit ii m i w - ' ■ ' - ' - ■ ■ • ' » ' - ' .■ " ■«» ' ■« ' ■■-»— -«■ « ■ Delving deeply into the history of France, we paused briefly at the Palace of Versailles, famed as the home of Louis XIV . . . we gazed at the statue of Napoleon, whose military ex- ploits startled the world . . . we were impressed by the magni- ficence of thestoriedArcde Triumph, and we stopped for a while at a sidewalk cafe. As our tour took us along the River Seine, our historical reflec- tions were jarred completely out of focus . . . sunning on the banks was one of the famous French bikinis, partially . . . and only partially . . . enclosing one of France ' s even more famous beauties. History took a beating that day! ,- h- , - ■ " " IS .J.iSfSSSjsSSia It was a nation of granduer and opulence, of dark and grim castles, of country villages and sprawling cities, of monuments to thie past and building for the future. The statue of Louis XIV, the tomb of Napoleon, the palace of Cherbourg and the gar- dens of Versailles . . . present day links with the romance and granduer of the past. We saw as much of France as our time permitted . . . and we promised ourselves that we would someday return. rmi E DLNMA I Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen!!!! Celebrated city of cathedrals. Home of the master story-teller, Hans Christian Andersen. Our ships moored in sight of a cluster of small sailing vessels, while the statue of the " Little Mermaid " gazed quietly into Copenhagen Bay, seeming to express approval of our visit. ' The immense ESSEX attracted a crowd of local siglitseers, wliile we set out on a sight seeing expedition of our own! We strolled through the streets of down- town Copenhagen on our way to the fa- mous Tivoli Gardens . . . noted for the un- usual, such as the world famous Pagoda Restaurant. " • « ..■ " , ' " 5 ' ' fN. ' ' -. . ' kj V: ' ■■ L Sr §5SC Sparkling, cascading waters of the beautiful Gefion Fountain at the edge of Langelinie Park was but one of the city ' s architectural attractions . . . but we cast more appreciative glances at the all-girl drum and bugle corps. We shopped leisurely on astreet designed for pedestrians only, " The Walking Street " . Naturally, we had to ride the roller coaster at Tivoli Gardens. Li Several of us caught up on the news, be- tween tours, on a bench in Tivoli Gardens, then we . . . fed some pigeons . . . toured the Danish Naval Museum . . . saw some more sights . . . and discovered that, ex- cept for language, cities and people are pretty much the same. Through the locks . . . bound for Amsterdam. ■ --T— .. »3 | |taBP | - j 9F79 3rn. A " T-f-J , gM » ll ' h mifr-fj- W i_Ll 1 The Netherlands . . . Holland: Legendary land of the windmills, the wooden shoes, the tulips and the boy with his thumb in the dyke. We visited a flower auction, learned how and why the dykes work, and found that the Dutch are a friendly people . . . well, most of them, anyway . . . and tilted with a windmill or two. p " I ll ' i H 1 Just like home . find the driver! hen you need a cab you can ' t • " " fta ' w-f .Vxt rl ' . y- ' i rrl ' ■ W ' J i T J- r r . c -....k. r r 7 r r r J -% " Made a quick inspection be in order, sir. " everything seems to " Look, ducks . . . this is o camera case. Do I look like o guy who would carry a bag of corn with him? " " Sure is a pretty setting ... but that ' s the craziest looking tree I ever sow! " e B ' w m ' 1 W J w m P _- ' ■ " " .. . . -- _ gg fl k.. . , , ,. .,. 1!;- •: mM In Germany, we made the transit of the Keil Canal . . . on our way to participate in the Keil Week Regatta, where the Naval Academy Sailing Team found that whale boat race in the Atlantic was a good warm-up. We met mid- shipmen from the German Naval Academy at Hamburg and, of course, we saw the sights . . .ancient churches and gate houses . . . new buildings in bustling cities . . . and barbed wire and armed guards at the East German border. ©eawjany We visited the bridge near Liebeck, where the word " verboten " meant we didn ' t cross the bridge . . . the famous, or rather infamous, " Checkpoint Char- lie " in the Berlin wall . . . the old and well-known Brandenburg Gate . . . the Monument of Laboe, where we placed a wreath in honor ofWW I dead of all nations. ' ?? SI ! B w - From war came a strong alliance. ' iTiritiiinHHiiSjfcmfr " ' . " • Twenty years can make a lot of difference between coun- tries: Who would have thought in the early forties that, in 1964, American and German midshipmen would be amiably competing in an informal trackmeet?Whocould have imagined German and American flags flying side by side, symbolic of a firm international friendship? What sailor of World War II could conceive of being in- vited for dinner at the home of a German sailor and his family? We were glad that times have changed: that German home-cooking can ' t be beat! 1 m. w r Tugs escorted our ships into Antwerp harbor . . . and quite a crowd turned out to welcome us! ' -. V- i ■m 1 ' n ' ■ m i» Much of Belgium was just like home . ... the street scene in Antwerp was typical of any large city. The architecture, however, was certainly more ornate than ours . . . but some of the buildings were older than our country! We could easily imagine the conversation between that couple on a shopping trip. She wanted that " adorable little hat in the window " and he wanted to know how anyone can charge a week ' s pay for a dollar ' s worth of felt with some lace and feathers on it! kI- ■ ji«f « « ««(. +j jg ite CWWfW w wfg i} h Midnighl sun . . . Verichrome Pan. 3 seconds at f.4.6 Photo taken at midnight Across the Baltic Sea into the Land of the Mid- night Sun . . . Norway! That midnight sun didn ' t confuse us, though . . . we always could tell when to sleep. We took in a few of the sights, like the famous Allsop Ski Jump, used each year for an international ski meet . . . we pondered the Obelisk of Struggling Humanity in Osloand thought we recognized a few faces in it. ' Didn ' t I feed your brother in Holland? ' The whole town of Sandefjord, Norway turned out to help us celebrate OUR independence day on the 4th of July . . . complete with the largest dis- play of fireworks we had ever seen. It made our celebrations back home seem almost insignificant. We also participated in July 4th ceremonies with a Norwegian military band in the Sandefjord town square. ' Sure you don ' t know that guide in Holland? ' Stockholm, city of islands, welcomed us next. This Scandinavian metropolis, founded in medieval times, presented one of the most beautiful settings of any European city. F " Cold hands, worm heart " , the saying goes . . . certainly trUe of Sweden: in this cold land, the people were as warm-hearted and friendly as any we ' d met. A few countries later, the driver shows up. t !.-■ We had all kinds of important visitors in the many ports we visited. The honor guard turned out smartly to greet the Mayoress of Southampton, England, the American Consul, the German Naval Commander, among others. V. I. P.S and visitors toured tlie ships in every port. There were the German middies, some young future middies, and girls at every port . . . but our most important visitors were the hundreds of " just plain people " who came aboard at every anchorage to see Uncle Sam ' s seapower at first hand. . . . and we were glad to see ther i! " .■, Without these people lining the rails at Oslo, Stock- holm, Sandefjord, Antwerp, Keil, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Cherbourg and Portsmouth, our cruise would not have meant as much to us. We had read about alliances with these countries and we knew what NATO is, but that wasn ' t the same thing as knowing the people- We knew that it came from their hearts when these people called out . . . SSSSS! J JIL I i -i -a . Homeward Bound! We head for home, and as the ports of Europe recede off the stern, we realize that the fun is over and the work must continue. The crack of the automatic rifle, the sore and aching shoulder, and the bark of the gunnery instructor makes this all too clear! " Home again . . . now why isn ' t she here? She knew we clocked today. " ' Now, you wait right here while I bring the car. " " Hi, Daddy! What did you bring nne? " ' I ' ll carry this baby and you wheel the other one. " Home at last! We renewed llie ties broken by our six-week North Atlantic Cruise . . . A REAL welcome! ... and compliments were passed around. USNAANNA COMCRUDESFLOT TEN CI NCLANTFLT COMSECONDFLT COMCRUDENU NT FOR RADM HULL 1 . AS TG 23. 1 MAKES ITS U ST PORT OF CALL TO COMPLETE UVNTMIDTRARON-64 A SIGNIFICANT AND LUTING EXPERIENCE IS ENDING FOR HER EMBARKED MIDSHIPMEN. YOUR WORK IN THE MONTHS OF PRE-CRUISE PLANNING THE EMBARKATION ON 4 JUNE AND THE SUCCESSFUL EXECUTION OF THE CRUISE ITSELF HAS GIVEN THESE YOUNG MEN A DEEP INSIGHT IN HOW THEIR NAVY OPERATES LIVES, PREPARES TO FIGHT AND REPRESENTS OUR SERVICE AND NATION ABROAD ON BEHALF OF OUR MIDSHIPMEN THE SINCERE THANKS OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY IS E)CTENDED TO YOU, YOUR STAFF AND TO THE SHIFS OF L NTMn3TRARON-64 RADM MINTER. COMCRUDESFLOT TEN • USNA ANNAPOLIS TG 23. l CINCU NTFLT COMSECONDFLT COMCRUDESLANT FOR RADM MINTER THANK YOU FOR YOUR MESSAGE. ALL HANDS HAVE BEEN DEEPLY IMPRESSED BY THE RESPONSIVENESS AND Er HUSIASM OF BOTH USNA ' .ND NROTC MIDN. THE NAVY ' S FUTURE IS IN GOOD HANDS HULL r ♦. RADM HARRY HULL COMGRUDESFLOT 10 Rear Admiral HULL was graduated from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1932 After a tour of duty on board the aircraft carrier LEXINGTON, he attended submarine school at New London and thereafter served in the submarines S-22, S-31, and SKIPJACK between 1935-1939. He completed the course in ordnance engineering at the Post Graduate School at Annapolis in 1941 . During World War II, as a Commander, Admiral HULL com- manded the submarine THRESHER for three war patrols in the Pacific. For actions in the THRESHER he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Navy Commendation Medal. He was assigned to the staff of Commander Submarines Pacific as Force Torpedo and Gunn- ery Officer for the last year of the war, and received the Bronze Star for his services. After the war he was on duty at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory, White Oak, Mary- land, for two and a half years, then became Commanding Officer of the destroyer OR- LECK. In 1950 he was assigned to the staff of Commander in Chief, U. S. Pacific Fleet as Fleet Operations Officer. He was promoted to Captain in 1951 and later commanded the ammunition ship FIREDRAKE and then the amphibious cargo transport MERRICK. In the fall of 1954 he attended the Harvard Business School ' s Advanced Management Program, th en was assigned as industrial control officer of the Naval Gun Factory in Washington, D. C. He took command of the Regulus guided missile cruiser MACON in 1957, then became Chief of Staff to the Commander Naval Striking and Support Forces Southern Europe (Commander SIXTH Fleet) AT THE headquarters in Naples. He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1961 and returned to the United States to command the Military Sea Trans- portation Service Atlantic Area. In April 1963 he took command of Cruiser-Destroyer Flotilla TEN, his current assignment. •• This, then, was the overall story of a cruise: LANTMIDTRARON-64...the ships, the ports, the fun, the work. But every general story has its smaller, more personal stories. ..and this is the story of the part played by our ship and the men who sailed with her... U S S FORREST ROYAL DD-872 f- ;-, ' £ y ROYAL ARRIVING CDR. J.A. BEAUBOUEF Commander .lames A. Reaubouef, USN, was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, October 24, 1023. He is married to the former Miss La- Verne Rroussard, also of Alexan- drie, and they now have three children; .lames A. .Jr., age 17; Cassandra Ayn, age 13; and .Jeff- rey Lyn , age 11. Commander Reaubouef attended Louisiana Raptist College and Southwestern Louisiana Institute. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy following completion of Mid- shipman School at Columbia Uni- versity, N.Y., in December, 1944. He has served in L.SS RR MR- LING (AMC-3Q), LST 1110, USS ESSEX (CVA-O), USS KEAR- SARGE (CVA-33, as Executive Officer in USS ARNOLD .L IS- BELL (DD-860. He served as aide to Rear Admiral Cieorge C. Dyer, USN, Commandant ELEV- ENTH Naval District from 19.S3 to 1954. Commander Reaubouef ' s first command was the USS WEST- CHESTER COUNTY (LST-1167) in 19.59-1960, after which he attended the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island. He had just completed a two-year tour in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations prior to being selected to command the USS FORREST ROYAL (DD-872). CDRJ. A. BEAUBOUEF Commanding Officer THE X.0 LT C. M. PLUMLY Executive Officer DEPT.HEADS LT W. T. CAREY Operations Officer LTJG C. F. ASHURST Engineering Officer ENS J.B.JOHNSON Supply Officer Missing: LT BLACK-Weapons Dept. OPERATIONS D E P T ■A G. P. HOPKINS SMC 1 - R. R. LUTZ PNl ' Whaf are you grinning about? You ' ve gof 20 left. ' " Well, we lost it again. D. M. SMITH RDl F. A. ROBARE RD2 IF- 1 LTJGT. J.BERGER Division Officer R. F. PICKENS HMl R, G. SELBY RMl ' The ship is moving again. ..and I feel sick! " OC DIVISION C, L. VISAGE, RM2 B L, JOHNSON, QM2 T, L. SCHENK, SM2 S, H RAMBO, RM2 L. J. ADAMS, YN3 R. W. HUSK RMSN W.M. SCOTT RMS P, C. SNOW, RMSN H. F. FLANAGAN, RM3 W, H HARVEY, RM3 S, W. OUTEN, SM3 " Take an APC and soak it! ' D. L. HUNLEY, QMSN M. T. SNIDER, SN R. J. SCHWESINGER, YN3 R, J. MASON, RMSN P. E. SIEFKE, SM3 (Hie) You wont a drink? " .1 ' tr G. A. SIKORSKI, HN V. P. HENDERSON, SN W. L. WILLIAMS, SN M. E. WILLOUGHBY, RMSN 01 M. R. WATERS RD2 A. W. HARDI RD2 " Hello, Mother? " ENSE. K. OLSEN DIVISION CIC Officer W.J. ROBINSON RD3 J. R. RANISZEWSKI RD3 D. L. HESLIN RD3 J. R. DUNCAN RD3 Jih " But islands don ' t move! " W. P. KYLE RD3 K. E. HAUSMAN RD3 H. J. TORO SN L. C. APPLEGATE SN D. L. KELLY SN J. S. McCAHAN RDSN J. W. MARTIN EMO I think its the flying dutchman CHARPENTIER, ET2 GRAF, ET2 DELISIO, ET2 HOWE, ET3 0. Cartoons are onl I-4¥ JOYCE, ET3 MOVER, ET3 Keep that plot up Tub ENGINEERING DEPT The Log Room: Home away from home! . ° X V p © ' Busy, busy, in the machine shop. The " Snipes " at quarters for entering port. X M B DIVISION LTJG H. J. FORST . -•» iM J.T. SIKES AAMCS F. D. DODSON MMC J. R MOORE. MM I Everything is under control (.. aA diM C.Z. COOPER BTC H. W.WALLER BTC A M. E, CAMPBELL MMl d F. CAMPBELL. MM T A WRIGHT, BTI P. CHAMBERS. BT2 h. HOLLINGSWORTH I wish we had a tiger in our tank! Jim J. W. CRAIG. BT2 A. L. HAND, BT2 mM J R. B, HUTTON, MM2 A. B. JEFFERSON. MM2 G. L. McNEAL, MM2 M. A, PIRE. BT2 f0HSk rf ; . J. E. SMITH MM2 D, E TEBOE MM2 MM J. D, BUELEY L.J. ABATE BT3 MM 3 J. A CHEW, JR. MM 3 P. A COMER MM3 E, M. GENTILE BT3 C. L. BROWN BT3 N. T GRANT MM3 g. ¥M R. A, JORDAN MM 3 •v. «K Here he is, Furzy! JS «$rj V L. C. KEHOE, II BT3 j « f i W E KNAUER B L LOGAN R M. MATA M, T. MEDINE E.R.RODERICK D. D. SORENSON BT3 BT3 MM3 BT3 BT3 MM3 s p» 11 2 J. L, THOMPSON MM3 W. C. BECK BTFN J. H.JENKINS FN J. E. MELLEN FN P R. JOHNSON FN .y Ji R. L. ST. CLAIR BTFN R. L STELLICK FN Q. . £J p. M. TREMBLAY FN The coffee hour The water is in the making f ' ' ' L. R. SMITH FN The lines are dead W. E. TAYLOR FN R. T, McCOY BTFN D. E. POTTS FA |£t|| F. D. WHIPPLE FA J.M. ROGERS FN R DIVISION ( ' ' V E. H. WILSON ENI R. K. AUGENSTEIN MM 2 LTJG BURNS Division Officer G. B. CONDREY DCl J. T. KITAMURA EN2 .««n» va?«4 iHan- jAT Li " If we don ' t get some good movies this time, I ' ll go nuts. " J. B. WEATHERLY F. W. KLEIN, JR. EMCS MMC i J. L. RENEAU MRl L. S. GOODMAN EMl ,ii - D. R. BRISCOE SFM2 D. MORGAN MM 2 " I wonder what this will do? " r f V J l- W hink we ' d better call in some more men lis job. " " That ' s right, I ' m going to weld us in. ' I. M. COX, IC3 VW. STEGOWSHEK, EM3 . A. BLAKLEY, MM3 ;. W. SUPERNAULT, IC3 ' . M. BICKLE, EM3 i U l ' If I drop this rack, it ' ll wake him up. " o o [, L. GOFORTH, SF3 !|M. CLICQUGNNOI, III, EM3 |.D. JOHNSON, FN q D. EBERSPECHER, EMFN q W. COLLIER, ICFN FE. DEEDS, ICFN V PAYNE, EMFN CR. MOORE, FN hA. LOFTUS, EMFN V YOUNG, EMFN i M J ' -• ■ o L . " ' K ' ' - I got that pale face Come along nicely Charlie , tf . . Just because you ' re bigger doesn ' t mean you con go first T 1 Wait till the full moon rises WEAPONS DEPT. ■ V " ' I iii. ' - Jk 1 1 ifl m D. A. DOTY SN c E. J. NUESLEIN, JR. GMM3 D. H. STANG SOG2 D. R. BLANCHARD SOG2 W. D. JONES GMM3 C. ROBERTS SOI J. E. FAIN GMM2 D.T. CLINE SN T. J.McKENNY SOI J. P. TYRRELL SN J. W. ANDERSON TM3 P. L. LOUDERMILK SN A S DIVISION W.E. KOEHLER R. A. CALATRANCESCO SN TM3 G, P. ROBBINS SN ' But if moved, I tell youl " ' Now what con he mean by that? " J. E. BRIGHT GMGl " Get those bloody EnglishI " L, A FRASIER, GMG2 M, C HOWARD. FTG2 GOLF W, F, SPIES, JR., FTG3 L. SIMONSON, FT2 DIVISION S E. SAWYER, FTG3 E J ERPELDING, FTG3 " You ' ll never be a ninety-day wonderthatway! " Tiger Geiger What a honeymoon! C R, BIGELOW, FTG3 S, J ROBOSKY, FTGSN J. E. CANARD, SN B, W, NANNEY, SN AIR DIVISION One of these days Kapoch in the drink R. I. LANGLITZ, ADJl J. A. MAXEY, AT2 R. E. BLACK, ET3 N. E. OLSEN, EN3 LTJGW. D. REED Division Officer Give me that knife. It takes a technician to do this. Who said it wouldn ' t fly J. R. TYLER, SN 1st. DIVISION ENS D. B. LUTES F, D ANDERSON SN L. T. BENTLEY SN G AQUILLAN, SN T BARRINGER, SA T W ERWAY, SA G, T RYAN, SN J, B. VANCE, BM3 J, W, RAUTIOLA SN R, E, BRIGMAN. SN J M. COWARD, SN M. D, PAGE, SN E. C. McCAUISTER, BN O. E. RIDDLE, BMI J. D DAVISON, SN D D. McNERNEY, SN A, L BAKER, SN J F, KROTT, SA D. W. HERBRUCK, SN You gel oH my front porch and stay off ;s ' i ...i . E. C.McKAY SN L A MASON BM3 C E. PORTER SN N, R. TEEL SN It takes one to know one. Another one bites the dust. T Y P I C A L H A L F D A Y 12 Put much more paint on here and the ship will sink Oops! You caught me! H O U R S Ground Hog Day Happy hour. SUPPLY DEPT. F. SMITHERMAN SKI G. INUMERABLE SKI D. L. COKER SK2 ENS J. B.JOHNSON T. R. NELSON SN R, E. GINSBERG SN R. S. KRUTSCH SN A. J.MILEWSKI SN " You can ' t come down unless you have a chit " itX . H. F.WILLIAMS DKl m m D. W.MUEHRING DK3 J. F, KANE SN ■; « " ' - " Wrinkle-proof maleriol, eh? " " Where is Mr. Johnson? " J. T. RICHARDS SHSN J. GRAHAM SN g|r| J. F. GABBERT SN " Skip the manicure " ■ J ■ mr% - PeTTV •m ysi|t :i H li HH • ' ' " Is this the. ..galley? " " I just can ' t seem to get my work caught up. ' L. J. KAVALOW CSI J. H. COLLINSWORTH CS2 A. G. KORINKO CS3 CM. FERRELL CS3 R. E. DUNBAR CS3 B. E. BENTOt- CS3 We don ' t have it L. B. MAGPANTAY TN G. T. SALVA TN Ready, aim Fire f|1T r " - MIDSHIPMEN ST and from this side four jets were attacking... W. J. LAZARUS, 1 c M. TANNER, 1 c k We learned... and we worked. ilrh irVi iltr illft C. M. BRANDT, 1 c E, P. GEIGER, JR., 1 c M. C. REED, 2 c D. L. NEAL, 2 c y J »■ M. R. CATHEY, 3 c C. R. EISENBACH, 3 c A. K. SLOAN, 3 c S. R. HARDAGE, 3 c diiM J. L. SAMMON5, 3 c D.J. KAY, 3 c C. F. WRIGHT, 3 c J. ST. C. CRAIGHILL, 3 c R. D. GLASOW, 3 c E. D.MEINTZER, 3 c T.J. O ' CONNOR, 3 c R. L. LLOYD, 3 c R. C. BRANUN, 3 c E. B, ANDERSON, 3 c I can ' t get these lines to cross! Hey loolc at that girl! None of you ore leaving until we find the strawberries. G. F. DREYER, 3 c E. H.MILLS, 3 c T, R, TROMPETER, 3 c J. J. CASTORO, 3 c G. D, WEAR, 3 c " »▼ i T. R NEWELL, 3 c R, D. ALLEY, 3 c W. S TITCOMB, 3 c W W, ERWIN, 3 c M. J. EVERETT. 3 c iiiiiiitji " ? •• What ' s everybody back here for? Like riding a go-cart Up from the hole J. L. COGDILL, 3 c J. R. BENTLEY, 3 c F. V. CARFAGNO, 3 c S. B. SNYDER, 3 c D, G. BUERSMEYER, 3 c A W, TULLOCH, 3 c I 1 1 % ih dk i h p. L. MURHPY, 3 c C. F WARFORD, 3 c K. W. NEUMAN, JR., 3 c •»»( ■■•— r t I Who dropped those eggs? Souvenirs What me worry 4 Time for a Big Drink from the oiler " These sea bats sore smell when you cook ' em! ' " I can ' t understand it, this is the first time we ' ve ever goHen a BT slide of the playmate of the month. " " Will I ever be glad to see dry land again! ' Wow, are they all waiting to see us? A sur ' ■■ je visitor 1000 miles at sea. Now remember, when he gets between the two ships we let go. The beer over here sure is good And there ore serious moments, too. »«- . y j ' ' « K !-«-.. The royal ' s championship Softball team at bat. What would liberty be good for without the girls? lg w 0 " Don ' t worry, son. I ' ll see you through this trouble. " Now it ' s their turn to look us over. liJiL ■ ' 3 - ' S? -dBHLi xasi J K I ' ll teach that ship to follow so close. ...and you con have theshipbockfor only $150.00 DESDIV 162 Ah, Paris Same old sea stories in any language Who says Destroyers don ' t roll much? Wouldn ' t you know that would be the first place the middies head? I l iRM :«! ? IJt :iJ FT ! r ■■ ' j " dk ■ frsT ' That most be what they call " preferred seaduty " . The fleet ' s inl FOR THE CREW OF THE ROYAL, LANTMIDTRARON-64 WAS A CRUISE THAT WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. WE WORKED HARD, BUT WE PLAYED HARD. EUROPE WAS WONDERFUL, BUT IT ' S NOT HOME. SO WITH OUR MISSION COMPLETED, IT ' S HOME WE HEAD, THANKFUL THAT WE JOURNEY IN PEACE, TO BUILD NOT TO DESTROY. ■ ■ ' if THE END PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY LI5KEY LITHOGRAPH CORPORATION NORFOLK, VIRGINIA « ”
Suggestions in the Forrest Royal (DD 872) - Naval Cruise Book collection:
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.