Forrestal (CVA 59) - Naval Cruise Book

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Forrestal, widow of the late Secretary of Defense, gave identity to the Navy's most advanced weapon in the program of "Power For Peace" and affixed to her husband's name a memorial of monumental consequence. Following a fitting out period at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and subsequent Commissioning on Oct. 1, 1955, the USS FORRESTAL CCVA-591, under the command of Capt. Roy L. Johnson, USN, and with CDR. Edward L. Anderson, USN, as her Executive Officer, prepared to take her place with the Navy. On Jan. 3, 1956 off the Virginia Capes, an FJ-3 "Fury" piloted by CDR. R. L. Werner dropped onto her immense f1attop to record the Forrestal's first air- craft landing. The following weeks were spent qual- ifying pilots of Air Task Group 181 in carrier landings and take-offs and to familiarize them with the angle deck, in preparation for the shakedown cruise, scheduled for the early part of 1956. On January 24, 1956 the Forrestal departed Nor- folk Naval Base and iourneyed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to undergo 10 weeks of rigorous training, essential in ironing the kinks out of a new ship and molding her crew into a competent and well disci- plined team. During the months in the Caribbean, the Forrestal was put through her paces by a crew who worked diligently and long, and successfully com- pleted every phase of a difficult test plan, laid down by the Fleet Training Group. From repeated high speed turns at upwards to 30 degrees rudder to the catapulting and retrieving of a variety of aircraft, the Forrestal accomplished each and every part of the grueling exercise to per- fection. The Forrestal flight deck gang landed, maneuvered and positioned many forms of both prop and iet type aircraft with growing speed and efficiency while the catapult boys dispatched planes in record time. Following the shakedown cruise which ended with the entire ship receiving an "outstanding" from the Fleet Training Group, the Forrestal headed for home and arrived in Norfolk, Va. on March 30, 1956. Be- fore her scheduled entrance into the yards for a com- plete overhaul, the Forrestal was called upon to test the Navy's newest and most advanced forms of iet aircraft, in coordination with the Bureau of Aero- nautics. On May 4, 1956, the Forrestal entered the Nor- folk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Va., for a post- shakedown repair period which included the installation of newer and larger external shafts. June 1, 1956, saw Captain Johnson relieved as Command- ing Officer of the Forrestal by Captain William E. Ellis, USN, and the Forrestal became the f1agship of Commander Carrier Division Four on June 20, when Rear Admiral Dale Harris broke his flag in the power- ful attack carrier. On July 1, 1956, CDR. Arthur J. Brassfield assumed duties as the Forrestal's Executive Officer. " After leaving the yards in late August, the For- restal operated between Norfolk and Mayport, Fla., gaining experience in joint exercises at task force strength. lt was during one of these exercises that the Forrestal, accompanied by a small but mobile task force was ordered to sea, supplied and readied for extensive operations. Rear Admiral Murr E. Arnold, USN, Commander Carrier Division Four, since relieving RADM. Harris on September 8, 1956, was in complete command of this movement which saw the Forrestal make her way slowly and steadily across the Atlantic. After operating extensively in the vicinity of the Azores, the small but compact task force was granted welcome liberty in Lisbon, Portu- gal, on Nov. 26, where a respite from the arduous duties of the sea was enioyed. On Nov. 30, with the situation in the Middle East abated, the Forrestal left Lisbon and returned home for Christmas leave which for awhile had been viewed with doubt. On Jan, 21, 1957 the Forrestal once again pre- pared for a long and extensive journey. This time she knew where she was going, and on Feb. 2, the gnarled summit of Gibraltar loomed out of the sea. The Forrestal, which has grown from infancy, quickly, and with a determined effort to prove her- self ready and able to operate with the best of them, has been granted the right to work with the U. S. Navy's mighty Sixth Fleet and has proven an asset to them. If If ,1.,g.c.- fr-,lf-1+1:1-Q,---vrtmfkfi 1 'ix-fx-fgfzm f:. Jiaztvw.-1m,,. '- ,," - ., - ,.,!4.',2g:eafff ' Lam ' -- - ,Q '.-l'r.:Z"zZ!'7"' -, :W -' 2 1-:Lf-'fiig :Q:1-1+ airs-:Ai1.5-:.SEf:2-2311:-221151112 3.iff?559.:L5'1:L1i'ffcgt :5ZEE.1f:f-rg--f,: 3, ,, :fn-, 61, ,244 . 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'lgs' 'f""'-'W' fr. . w DEDlcATlo This mighty aircraft carrier, which proudly bears the name of America's first Secretary of Defense, is an expres- sion of immense accomplishment, the sum of that great man's endeavor. A simile may be drawn between this ship, a positive contribution to peace, and that man whose life was dedicated to the advancement of American promi- nence. Both man and ship were greatly needed by our nation, and both fulfilled wholeheartedly our nations need. James Vincent Forrestal was born in Beacon, New York, on February 15, 1892. After studies at Dartmouth and Princeton Universities, he entered the banking business in 1916. During World War I, Mr. Forrestal served, as a Naval Aviator, both in this country and abroad. Returning to his banking ventures, he gained in eminence and in 1940 accepted the post of Administrative Assistant to President Roosevelt. In August of 1940, he became the first Under- secretary of the Navy, and at the height of the war was appointed Secretary of the Navy, where under his initi- ative, our Navy became a force of great potential. Mr. Forrestal accepted the oath of ofhce as the country's first Secretary of Defense in September of 1947. Soon after his resignation from this office, the Secretary fell ill, and the nations defense leader passed away 'on May 22, 1949, shortly after his entrance into the hospital. ln the sturdy passage of this great vessel, the widowed wife of that unparalleled statesman may see mirrored the stride of her illustrious husband. ltf is to this woman MRS. JAMES V. FORRESTAL, that this pictorial account is RESPECTEULLY DEDICATED. 2Q'fws2gW ,A E zz 4 ff.. ,, ' . , ' , V , . " , "',:w: . . , . Vp, ' ' ' AM., 'YM --,,T, Y-- , . K , , ., , N - . Y-. .,-,.,.. 1-.. 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For instance, berthing the Forrestal with its tremendous overhang is a herculean task, as is refueling and replenishing the mighty ship. Despite the difhculties involved, it is amazing to realize that these important and often hazardous undertakings are accomplished more rapidly and with greater efficiency than the nnaiority of carriers of smaller design. 8 ' ' s ' ' e 4' -2- -A f x .,,f:f V,-r ,-,:.:'f.3,-J -gg-gfe -'asv-E':' -1: .ETS-c:f,TJ--,,.-p. .Le-, 1--W . ..-L.- ,.-, . . . , 4 i y ffiw . ji, 4 , 2522 " .1 454152 in ff 3 fr -V . ,V 4 W , x. pf 2 N. M , L, fl, ,W . ,M 5' K r WV. ' Q 'ii 4 ,4 Qfyfz, 7 ,fy ww ,if ff, ' F., 1 - ,ww-:9W.,fnfsyZgs, ffm' .J you "' , fx -2 1 717 - 1 f ,, .K ,X f ?ff'lf!f ffgwsfswgdff If yi, X is 1 fff X f wax. If X ' ' , if-iffy 'WVJVX C " X154-'if f 'A WZ f 0259 X ' ,Jf4'ff4,27 M., , V 45559 f, JMX! f 9?W'Ae,f!A 4M'fff f T Tiffin . ' :Q 'Q"i5,i,Q34yfA2M' A 13, ,, . -Nav-4+-uw-y V J .. ... . 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TrocTors wiTh sTernTciced, buT youThTul drivers ore rgcing bock ond TorTh, plone in Tow, while cleverly orriving oT o cerToin posiTion c1T o cerToin Time. Well, iT seems soTe To move cicross deck now, os our friend, "The Demon" hos gone on his woy, leoving only his own heoT ond escaping coTo1pulT sTegm. IT we hurry we con moke iT To The smrboord coTwolk, Torword of The islond, wiTh- ouT being broiled by ci possing ieT. This vo1nToge poinT offords us' o bird's eye view of The nexT lounch. Up The deck, speeding direcTly for us, is The lorgesT plone To operoTe on o corrier. lT's The "sTrong boy" of Ncxvol Air, The A3D "Skywc1rrior," u I' V- -r -- -.f -.-- V , . V-kv ---.-,nm -- 5 v J N3 r,,. I "' fs W -Civ yiiseaivw-.pair . ,,.. .1 .nf - V . :eg V., rv F A,' ' -,L ',.,r - fu' fifng I - .-.'-'- . 5 43: 7 5-A Y --1 . lf,-f. T' W -.- . ,g,?'-5?igqq3f5.3?::V Q 5' looming up like some monsTrous bird, os iT unfolds iT's enormous wings in preporoTion Tor TlighT. The "COT" crew skillTully secures The immense bomber in o Tlosh. IT hovers dbove us, ond iT's Twin ieTs exude on explosive resononce, In The middle of The vdsT exponse of deck, The CoTopulT Officer coordinoTes wiTh orm moTions The reddiness of The big bomber wiTh his own boys in The CoTopulT Room by meons of The deck edge conTrol mon. When he Teels cerToin ThoT plone, piloT ond coTopulT ore reody, he brings his orm down in on circ ond poinTs Towdrd The bow of The ship. ln o second The 70,000 pound "Skywdr- rior" is hurled inTo The dir oT well over l00 miles on hour. Whomm, goes on FJ-3 "Fury" oFf The ongle deck's 553 "coT,' ond zoom, on FQF "Cougar" leoves 554, ForTher down The deck czmid I ,Wx ...5'xl:,f 5. N RX R. . 2 T-4. 1 fe be We. fc o g R .L T T . wi X V119 . .. on kgkk in ye-,xx sg- T. sei' Q7 f dew so-fx . 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In TruTh, This aircraff carrier handles The biggesf business in The world, The safeguarding of a nafion, our nafion. --'fllfl 4-'J vii- 'T-iffvf v-f91Ekei':52-r" 'r1r:f'-?iaf::?iiw.m'1.-qIf: fi-fffz GIBRALTAR 17 fx G TEWAY TO THE MED Scarred by the passage of time and Tooled by man into a formidable fortress, Gibraltar loomed into view on The morn of Feb. 2, to signify The completion of The Forrestal's Atlantic crossing. Protector and gateway to the Mediterranean, "The Rock," is literally armed to the teeth and as a naval base, commands a position of strategic importance. Beneath The surface of Gibraltar lies a labyrinth of man-made passages and natural caverns. The contents of many of these honey- combed caves is a British secret, however fossils have been removed giving evidence that Gibraltar was once inhabited by species of mammals, including the elephant and rhino- ceros. At present, the largest form of animal life on Gibraltar is the Barbary ape, whose antics are a constant source of amusement to tourists. Although the heavier population of Gibraltar is of Italian-Genoese descent and Spanish is The principle lan- guage, the legislative iurisdiction lies with England. l-lere, as in Britain, the direct arm of the law is the proverbial "Bobby." The word Gibraltar is a derivative of Jebel Tariq lmount Tariqj, so named for Tariq Ben Anid, who took possession of."The Rock" with his conquest of Andulusia in 7ll A.D. Gibraltar was held by the Spanish when besieged and captured by England in l7l3. Due to its position and tremendous fortifications, Gi- braltar is considered impregnable but until it withstands the resources of modern warfare, its invincibility will be in doubt, As The Forrestal continued into The Mediterranean and left behind this giant watchdog, a strange similarity could be seen. Behind was a natural formation carved into an effective guardian for the valuable Mediterranean waters, here was a latent weapon completely constructed by man and equipped with The latest in destructive mechanics. The resemblance is not to be seen in proportion, for "The Rock" is many times larger than the Forrestal, but the likeness was clearly visible in POTENTlAL. Q. . I , IA A l l-nl A11 . H- l--- -... FRENC RI IERA Cannes, the Riviera's most luxurious beach with its position so near the world famous Monte Carlo, is truly the "Playground of international Aristocracyf' From our anchorage off this famous resort, we held a vantage point for touring the very colorful countryside and enjoying the picturesque beauty of surrounding towns and villas ln the spacious harbor row upon row of lavish yachts and schooners their masts reaching skyward rocked gently in their berth along the sea wall To the tourist arriving from the bay the scene is one of luxury tempered with tranquility as the eye rooms over pure white palatral hotels rising behind the peaceful movement of the elegant cra t ln Nice the Queen of the Riviera one finds a large city lacking the glitter of the sea side resorts but sprinkled with the domestic flavor of parks boulevards and institutions of culture Crossing the Villefranche Road our tour arrived in Monoco where we enloyed a snack at one of the many colorful restaurants After a wholesome sandwich of boiled ham which seems to be an international favorite followed by a cup of strong French coffee we turned our attention to this scenic prlnclpallty Prince Rainier and his wife Grace Kelly renowned actress and Academy Award winner reign over this small sovereignty in peace and quietude from their handsome green shaded castle Located at the opposite end of a horseshoe shaped harbor from the castle is found the galety and abandon of Monte Carlo lt is said that tourists to this independently governed nation are of two types those who enloy the scenic beauty of the country and send post cards home and those who view the spendor of the casino and leave fortunes behind Our tour was lucky rn arriving at the castle in time to watch the changing of the guard who are stationed in pepperment striped shelters outside the palace wall Continuing higher into the Maritime Alps our tour arrived at a mountain top village in which was located the studio of a wood sculptor whose intricately carved crea tions interested and attracted us Upon our descent we visited the famous perfume factory at Grasse where a ma tronly madame swept us through the plant instructing us in the process amid the heady odors of costly aromas The Riviera is indeed malestic and no doubt the only spot in the world where dimpled darlings of the screen and dumpy dowagers with titular claims are found basking side by side in the sun of international prestige K rw i B . 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The Personnel Office may be termed the enlisted man's record library, tor in this space is contained the service record of each and every "white hat" and chief on the ship. Transfers, dependency claims, and advancements in rate are processed through this exacting unit. As an enlisted man nears the completion ot his enlistment, he invariably is called down to the Separation Office where he decides whether to reenlist and remain a part ot the Navy or be discharged and return to civilian lite. Wahl PERSONAL NEEDS HANDLED Ever heor of ci soilor vvho, during Tour yeors in The Ndvy, didn'T do onyThing wrong or do someThing righT, reod d book or seek o school, Try To odvcince or chonge his iob, dsk help or need guidcince, vvonT o vocoiTion or chdnge of commond, like To hove his picTure Token or see his nome in prinT? IT such d specimen ol The Americon moriner exisTs, he's os rore os The sober-TooThed Tiger. From The TirsT doy o "booT" dons The Novy blue, unTil his dis- chorge or reTiremenT, he needs cmd receives Troining, discipline, proTecTion, legol o1ssisTonce, religious help, publiciTy, enTerTc1inmenT, exercise ond c1 number ol oTher sundry iTems which ploy on imporTonT poirT in his menTol ond physicol vvell being. In regcnrding ond undersTonding The enormous Tosk involved in The hondling of o sc1ilor's needs os lisied obove, one orrives c1T The ineviTc1ble quesTion, "Who odminisTers These musTs ond helps o soilor obToin oll These Things, especiolly on o ship The size of The ForresTol'?" And The onsvver, The "EXECUTIVE STAFF." On The ForresTol, dll oT These services, no moTTer hovv minuTe ore mulTiplied by 3700, ond The impressive ToTdl is divided by The sevenTy-Tive men of "X" division, os The XO's sToFT is normolly colled. Mode up oT Yeomen, Personnelmen, PrinTers, LiThogrophers, Journoil- isTs ond The voiried roies of The IvlosTer AT Arms, "X" Division occom- plishes every Tosk in sincere ond inTelligenT regord Tor The needs of oThers, ond wiTh precise efhciency. Overoll supervision oT The mciny ond voried TuncTions of "X" division is The responsibiliTy of The ForresTol's ExecuTive Oiohcer. As The efTicienT execuTion of every division on The ship is of concern To him, he relies greoTly on The supporT of his sTofT in corrying o lorge porT of The odminisTroTive burden. His TrusT is noT misploced, ond in mony coses The midnighT oil burns so ThoT on ossignmenT is compIeTed by morning To ensure The expediTious execuTion of o proposed plcin. x l-londling the Forrestol's printing require- ments is o iob ot mctmmoth proportions, ond corries with it o lot ot responsibilities. The Forrestol print shop houses the most modern mochinery in o spoce equivdlent to thot of cn printing tlrm in o toir sized tovvn. Probobly the biggest single occomplishment turned out by the Print Shop is the photo oft-set printing of the ship's 8-poge, semi- monthly newspoper, the Fifty Niner. How- ever, whether it be nevvspoper, pomphlet, oltlce torms or posters, the Forrestol print shop turns out o neot, precise iob ot o ropid poce. Both the Coptoins Otftlce ond the Print Shop toll under the direction ot the Ships Secretory The Coptcuns Oljnce is responsible un der the Executive Ofhcer for the odmlnts trcttion ond occountobility ot the ships correspondence ond the odministrotion ond custody of olticer records They must mdlntoln o reference librory ot clll publlco tions normolly required tor the odministro tion of the ship Personnel Working in the Coptcnns oltlce must be thoroughly trcuned in the correct tormctt ond clerlcol occept obilrty of olttclol correspondence I through the Coptoins Othce thot othcers reporting ciboord or being detoched ore processed The Shlps Secretory octs os the Commending Othcers Writer ond with his stolt supervises the preporotion ot the Cop torn s personol correspondence ., . .. ., ., . . I I - . .. ., I ., . .tis 'I 'I . , . . . I I - 'I ,f ,ff f ,' X f ,f V, f f , 4 www 'f' ' 1 if 4 21:4 L 1-f pw wg, K x iswaq, ' 1' 5 N Q ' , , ' , iw? if Qfvi 'W K xa,wff.f f, 5 V49 5, 1 l , A' mf. I A , 4 'fl 5 ' l 4. P W qw X Ai ,.k.A....L ...Q- , X' ff 4 z ' fl f I 456645 .3 155' I , 2 g . 1 ' ,Z . ,Q 5437 I' Gnu f Mix X .xx , X 2 f W5-g if ' ' Q? f f MSN Q nw. , 'Wh Fifi Wff A ' ,. www Q.-1,w,.fp QQ M575-v X 'f fx' 4 1 fy mdww Q, ff fx A 7' The ForresTal lnTormaTion and EducaTion Oflice is The scene of an unbroken chain oT men seeking To elevaTe Their learning and increase Their knowledge. lnnumeraTing The many iobs underTaken and handled compeTenTly by The l84E Office would Till many pages in This book. They are primarily concerned vviTh processing applicanTs Tor various service schools, making avail- able correspondence courses and adminisTering U.S.A.F.l. exams. No doubT The mosT Time consuming Task performed by ISTE Takes place Twice a year vviTh The advancemenT in raTe exams during February and Augusf. The Legal Otzhcer and his men are conscien- tiously concerned with the interpretation and application ot the Unitorm Code of Military Justice, Manual ot Courts Martial, and other sources ot military lavv, for the maintenance ot discipline and the administration ot iustice aboard the Forrestal. Technically, the above is their iob, and they perform it with a high degree ot know-hovv, but a sailor with a legal problem, no matter hovv small, provides the human moti- vation behind their endeavors. A member ot the lviaster at Arms has a pretty thankless iob, but a very important and necessary one. ln essence, the Master at Arms torce ot the Forrestal are responsible for seeing that regulations are observed, and conduct aboard the ship is of the highest order. 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Since The day of her Commissioning, The Forresfal has been one gianT news feafure affer anofher. f The Public lnformafion Officer and his sfaff are respon- sible for conducfing visifors on Tours of The ship, supplying informafion and sTaTisTics on The ship for guesT phofog- raphers and wriTers, and releasing phofographs, news worfhy copy and Timely shipboard happenings To The press and oTher media. While in The Mediferranean, The Forresfal played hosT To numerous foreign dignifaries, sfolfesmen, and high ranking milifary officials. lf was The responsibilify of The Public lnformarion OlTTce To see Thar These guesTs received informafion concerning The ship and were conducfed on a Thorough Tour of The Forresfal. Anofher phase of Their work in The Med, was in seffing up press conferences for The convenience of foreign publicisfs. Their consTanT day To day work involves compiling and edifing The Morning News received from Main Communi- cafions and disTribuTing if To The crew, as well as selecfing, wriTing and edifing sfories of shipboard inferesf for use in The Fiffy Niner, The ForresTal's semi-monfhly newspaper. 311 32 T' V 11 1 1 , , 1 - ' , 1 1 . 'T f,--fr -'1-L':,: -1:2 1l-- :-:'5l1.31Z?.f--fir.-fi''T'-'g-:Tg"1?.i"5y1,1f3',,CSTiff:fffi'-f,'15L:'iilffii-f 'Zi1"fi'j" Vg - 'r - ' ' Basketball, volleyball, Tennis or skin diving, you name ii. The Special Serv- ices Deparrmeni. Oiher Than handling Tours in for- eign porrs, Special Services is also charged with The management of The ship's radio sfation W.F.O.R. To be a member of Special Ser- vices if helps To be a disc iockey, inferior decorator and physical ed instrucior. 33 qq.-If-'-rpm 1.31-.1-fy .L-.f.....,. -Qi 35, wi.,-., Q K .f Us winge- ,,,.., . LCDR. Robert M. Harrison, who shep- herds the Forrestal's Protestant crew- members, is seldom without a smile. Chaplain Harrison is never minus a word of humor, but can be equally consoling and understanding to those discouraged and disconsolate. Many a sailor with a Troubled heart has sought his guidance and counsel and left his office satisfied, his problem solved. Chaplain Harrison entered the Navy in September l945, and had the inter- esting experience of viewing the atomic bomb "Crossroads" test at Bikini Atol in i946. l-le has served as chaplain at the Naval Disciplinary Barracks, San Pedro, California and while attached to the l4th Naval District in Pearl l-larbor had a tour of duty in China. The Forrestal's Protestant spiritual di- rector reported to the ship's Pre-Com- missioning detail from the Third Marine Aircraft Wing, Miami, Florida. DIVI E - - ' 4 f ' ' -":"- ' ".:,2 '.".:.',..:.L7.L....-.1:..1il1g..,..J.5-.Lwpf.Z.,., 51.1, .,,..,,-.Q-5,L-.-Y.ifi-,4.k.-14-,,g:1,1s:f-gfggf ,,--:3f5f:a':"2 lr ll SERVICES Captain Francis L. McGann is the For- restal's Catholic Chaplain. Father Mc- Gann, whose triendly attention is any- one's for the asking, has rnany times been called upon to act in the bapacity of a consoling parent. The Chaplain's iob on any ship is never an easy one, but on a ship operat- ing tar trom home, spiritual pitfalls become multiplied, as men tend to forget or become lax in their religious obliga- tions. l-lovvever, Catholic crewmembers on the Forrestal receive guidance, good counsel and constant reminders trom their spiritual mentor. - Chaplain IvlcGann entered the Navy in July ot. l94l, served with the Marines in i942 in the Solomons and aboard the USS Intrepid CVA-il, during the inva- sion ot Okinawa near the end ot World War ll. Father lvlcGann reported to the For- restal several months before Commission- ing from the Othce of the Chief of Chaplains. A sailor may skillfully adjust an electronic tube with the hands that God gave him and put to use the gift of intelligence by following an intricate schematic. However, in lifting a gifted voice in praise and honor to that same God there is completed a most perfect cycle of charity. Directed by Dick Anthony and composed of 30 sailors, the Forrestal's Protestant choir adds true expression at Sunday Services. There are close to 30 sailors numbered in the Catholic choir, under the direction of Edward McMahon. Men from various divisions throughout the ship who join together at Sunday Mass render praise, thanksgiving and love to their Creator through his gift of song. 36 Rome is a city ot fountains, maiestic monu- ments, and beautiful churches, a city of im- pressive editices constructed to honor Gods, and man, a city which clasps to it's bosom the treasured paintings ot the masters, a city whose heart beat has quickened and slaclcened in keeping with the passage ot time and the exuberance ot the varying periods. Rome, foundation ot Christianity, is truly the "Eternal City." ln Taranto, Italy and again vvhile in Naples, Forrestal sailors by the hundreds, took advan- tage ot existing transportation to travel to, and tour, this beautitul city so rich in history, priceless paintings and architectural wonders. For access into the city's past, you need not rush about attempting to cram the heritage of every arch and monument into your mind. Let the city come to you, and in touring it, let it envelope you in it's mantle ot beauty, taking you into the dusty corridors ot time, Gain en- trance in this manner into the very lives ot the pagans and see the splendor ot these people. Follow them into their lavish baths, sit with them there while they discuss the news ot an empire. 37 See again the pageantry of the Circus Maximus, hear the roar of the thronging spectators, urging home their favorite chario- teers. Marvel at the staging wonders per- formed by the early Romans in their now crumbling Colosseum. Rest in the ruins of the Roman Forum and watch the walls rise up once more. Here the Temple of Vesta, with it's never dying fire, tended by virgins dedicated to serving the Goddess of the Hearth. There the Arch of Titus, monumental -of that Emperior's tri- umphant capture of Jerusalem. Statesmen may be imagined entering the stately senate house fronted in decorative marble. Down the cobbled streets legions march through milling populace, their mounted captains canter proudly before them. Rome, alive once more, the crumbling ruins erect and marbled, elegantly displaying the power that was then so prevalent. Rome is however, more than ruins, more than a living history text, Rome is advance- ment. A bridge between the past and the present? Yes. A city bordering on an anti- quity? No. Let's emerge from the reverie of ancient culture and see the city of the present. One of the first impulses in touring Rome is to visit the well know Fountoin of Trevi, ond throw o coin into it's sporkling vvoters. This oct, occording to superstition, will ensure our return to the "Eternal City." Mode tomous by it's oppeoronce on Him ond populor through song, the Fountoin ot Trevi is now C1 centrol stopping ploce for tourists Whose coins ore reflected from beneoth the rippling surfoce of it's virgin vvoters. You con't trovel very for in Rome without goining o position from which the mighty dome of St. Peter's Bosilico is cleorly visible. lt is this eye cotching poloce of God, of which it hos been soid, "Christ's mighty shrine obove His mortyr's tomb." St. Peter's is more thon o church ot enormous size, it is o vvoy of lite ond hos been colled the Senate l-louse of Popol Civilizotion ond the Copitol ot Western Christiondom. Housed in this immense Bosilico ore the greotest occomplishments of the most tomous orchitects ond mosters, whose contributions record the possoge ot time in their vcxrying design, meoning ond composition. One of The mosT impressive ond beouTiTul monumenTs To be Touncl in Rome is The gloring vvhiTe eoliTTce consTrucTed To honor ViCTor Emmonuel, who vvos responsible for The uniTTcoTion of lToly ond vvos The firsT king of UniTecl lToly. The mounTed sToTue of The king is of bronze onol is locoTed miolwoy up The sTeps leoding To The monumenT. IT choroderizes sTrengTh ond d'eTerminoTion. The Romon version of The TrighTening "Bogey Mon" is represemecl by This circulor moon Toce wiTh iTs clispleosing look of evil. When children in Rome were noughTy, Their moThers ThreoTened Them Tor cenTuries vviTh The clreooled ToTe of hoving Their honds ploced in The hideous mouTh oT The "Moon Mon." 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The basilica is a must on any traveler's agenda, for it is beyond description and should be seen to be tully appreciated. This last is true of all ot Rome, for mere words and paper are inadequate in capturing the tleeting thoughts and musings one feels in viewing the panoramic splendor ot the "Eternal City." Hav- ing once visited Rome, the traveler tinds himself hoping that the superstition connected with the Fountain of Trevi is true. lt is apparent from the very first that Rome was not built in a day and truly is the com- bined glory ot every period since the time ot Romulus. EL 1-.W LocoTed In The Trolon Forum is found The very rmposnng Trolon Column AT one Tlrne This closslc sTruc:Ture so well preserved conTo1ned The golden coffin of The Emperor Hod rron wrfhln TTS bose Over ThurTy meTers hugh There ore T85 winding sTeps oscendung vv1Th1n E rf L HB5 on fl f X11 ng T f-f n? . .--.-- qs.-TJ-1 3 -Y.-'1- Y ,- A L u N P 170--vw'-gr -v- it v- ,' - The restaurant and cate lite ot Rome is amusing and lively The tood and vvine even in the smaller dining places is delicious and varied Tourists many times miss one ot the most enioy able experiences ot travel by not dining in the quaint native restaurants Through tear ot language difficulties in ordering and paying their bill of fare, travelers prefer to eat in the larger hotels and restaurants which cater to the tastes ot visitors. ln Rome as in other European cities the outdoor restaurants with their colorful surroundings may be found and enioyed in the warmer seasons. , www' S me HY f MANY' W! X W wwffl' f Qff of MV f ZW f X ffffwff f ff Wa' THE ME BEHI D THE PLANES The flight deck of the USS FORRESTAL is not exactly the safest nor the most comfortable place in the vvorld lt can get pretty cold up there when the ship is speeding along at 30 knots and having a let breathing dovvn your neck will send the temperature soaring in the opposite direction The men in the multi colored lerseys aside from battling the ele ments and being on the move around the clock must also be alert and fast on their eet. Youll find Air Department men pushing planes onto the elevators to be taken to the flight deck positioning them on the catapults and securing them there for launching disen- gaging the arresting wire from the landing hook of a let fighter or dodging the let blast of an A3D while wearing sound powered phones hauling hoses and refueling lets in record time while others bring rockets and bombs from the magazines to the waiting planes They Work in arresting gear machinery spaces air craft control stations on the elevators and are assigned repair parties The addition of time saving devices and machinery may have improved the handling of aircraft and speeded it up but the pages of this book will be yellow before a replacement is found for the strong arms and quick hands of the airmen and airmen apprentices vvho are so instrumental in safeguarding our nations security. i I Q 'N MWWMV NNN V-l Division of The ForresTal is primarily con- cerned vviTh The carrier's massive TlighT deck. Under The direcTion of The AircraTT I-landling OTTicer and The FlighT Deck Oflicer They are responsible Tor The handling and spoTTing of aircraTT on The TlaTTop. This large assignmenT involves The movemenT of close To TOO planes inTo various posiTions which are required in The many launches and recoveries en- counTered during a day aT sea. Aside from The manual movemenT of aircraTT, V-l assumes responsibiliTy for driving The many TracTors or "mules" used in Towing aircraTT, as vvell as handling The operaTion oT The deck edge elevaTors from Topside. Numbered among Their duTies is man- ning The sound-povvered phones in Primary Fly 47 1 fe 1 ij ' I si X 1 ' 2 ' 1 85 ' 1231 W ,, 1 IW 5 1 4 , 1 , i E 1 I 1 1 1 ' -1 1 1 1 I 1 E I ii Pi W V I 1 L lm ,, -1 c-YQ-wfwgff-Zgy f ' 5- ' W k f ' ' MQW? fffqyfgyfg- M , M, f-V24 f -, wfyq 4.41.:s.,..ySz3f . 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V-2 men are responsible tor the correct control at valve pressure which must be changed with the landing ot aircraft of ditterent weights. V-2 may be termed the Forrestal's pitcher and catcher. Z -QW? U, -,ingrfx--gg..-X7-V.3554311-.5-Wff--y:fr:x.-.,1........- -,- ,-H... f...-...,......T, vas, ,,.. , . r ' 3. z ' .,,,w,-,...f-gy:-paw-hy,1-.3-1:--5-:va-.11xs'rr3.x1q'f:v:f -r-f-1,71f-,----:fimbfvraqgfy-.51-.,-1--. .g-1-":-9 . "fi I " ' ' " -' r' fe 2 Q X 5 ai Z 3 1- ML A f fi y Z ' ,,,V..W-12Wf1'kZY?fMZd1ff , .,,,,k,,-,gy --kl - 7 X 52 5 'f ,, Q , ff 'f,V' f -.... ..--..-....,. 'mf ff .f One of The mosf imporTanT facTors in expediTing flighT deck operaTion is The phase of aircrafT han- dling accomplished on The Hangar Deck. The ForresTal's V-3 Division underfakes This viTal Task of correcTly posifioning aircrafT on The Hangar Deck, for easy accessibilify To The elevafors and hence To The flighf deck. They are also responsible for supervising The performance of The deck edge elevaiors from below on The Hangar Deck, and securing The various aircrafT To The elevaTors before They are IifTed To The FIighT Deck. Anofher duTy assigned The V-3 Division is The correcT posiTioning of aircrafT over The Special Weapons elevaTors. Also numbered high among Their dufies is overall 53 direcTion of Hangar Deck Confrol, in which is con- Tained a meTal plaTe designed To resemble The Hangar Deck and spoTTed vviTh replicas of'The air- crafT in The exacf posiiion as Their larger counfer- paris. V-3 men are assigned To all of The Hangar Deck fog foan insTallaTions, so viial in combaTing danger- ous fires occuring on The Hangar Deck. Perhaps The key word in describing This efTlcienT and hard vvorking division is movemeni, In correcTly posiTioning The many aircrafT from Their arrival below on The elevaior unTil Their fufure need indicaTes purposeful movemenf. A1 5 in N Hangar Deck ConTrol conTains a meTal board designed To resemble The acTual hangar deck. Upon This design are placed pasTeboard replicas of The various Type aircraTT on board and Their exacT posifion indicaTes The same locaTion aT which Their larger counTerparTs may be found. A big help in The expediTious movemenT of planes. 4 I .53 N, Q R, 5, 3 9 X H 5 Q w I v x x w X X X Y we sys-XYNXX,Af,N Eg-N3-1gX!,fsl.Xs i X 1, fi K Xsqr., .XX Q swcos. X1:,qf.s,.a,.Xf s.s.X,X.. if XX: W los?-Wg, 5-psi. f,Xfff,,s v.s'.1gtX.5Q X X e S fi X X XX is X X X X X X in Xsc,sXX.,.c .X,s.,c.,c.,s,s s..,s.,. Y, .X . A -aw, :, - Q-X1 is ss.iG"q.-F'--ii sawn? sw-X ,. . gs XXXQWX, WXQ .gsQ.S,X,XiXX0X,, Q X x X X X X X X 1 -V, .fguss ,, sf,s',Aifggf,.w vig ' ik, it RW, X,v,Xf,Qff,,X QQ A Q55 VXNHSW X'4gVf.,9"ivS LSU Nw' vw-ww vv-Q? XX,w.Xw,XT XwX,s. s.X'fX.X5XwsfX, sac- 7 si .s is WzwXX, N552 QN- fn N' X XX X X ., X-s.usX.XyXIMMXXZswQsXX,s,.s.f.X "Fill'er up" may be a popular phase when your auto runs out of gas and you merely have to pull into a service station, but on a carrier operating on a tight flying sched- ule vvith close to a hundred aircraft to be refueled, it's a little diFferent. V-4 Division of the Forrestal, despite the inadequacy of the above slogan, somehow manage to distribute petrol to this large group of assorted aircraft inside of U2 hour. These flamable liquid dispensers are charged with the entire aviation fueling system, which incorporates near 800,000 gallons of iet HEAF and 400,000 gallons of regular aviation fuel. Aside from the actual gasoline, they are also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the fuel tanks, pumps, motors, piping, fittings, and hoses. Of maior importance in handling aviation fuel is keeping constantly on the alert to regard existing safety regulations, as the slightest infraction of the rules may cause serious damage to equipment and bodily iniury to personnel. V-4 Division have v vp 1 uw. - ,nf ,FII -- 1--,,.-W. fwfr- .v- -.,.,-..-- '22, 1,5 Z i M7 L ,,x,, A ,,,,,, If egg f :4 ,f '-ff ?:i ' ': I s- si I ,M 1 I 5W'fT- . - fit:,','5:',-'rf-vlzsia'-Q--P'21..,:3-1.-2 iii., 2:31531 51:5gk?-'Q-1-?52E5T':1gfe1Qvq7si:v:g375-3-wi 4'EQ'i1:jfygi -Q-.,r5f-1fHj5gv-5-fgtgg11.qh':Qfgjlfirzwhfiffmfi..:ji-371.92sf-337:-S-2+---:3"3g'::,j!f-15'i'g53 .7 . -'H , . , ,-..--1... ..., -1, .-f.-f. f., .. ...,, 1 1 - , Jn. . . . . ,. .. , .. .ff 'sax i, men stotioned ot over 27 fire Hghting instol- lotions on the I-longor Deck ond Flight Deck during emergencies. During prolonged exercises, where the oircroft ore operoting oll night, V-4 repeots the tiring process of hoiuling hoses countless times both doy ond night. Although these ore the men who con be lolomed in most cdses for the "out" condition of the smoking lomp, they ore the some men who perform one of the most importont functions required in keeping our first line of defense in redd- iness. E a L 5 ,. 1 . im 4' ff Mfg ff J . df f XWQJ., 41 F13 f fi ,, ff X .7 A Z A-, -' f. Y ki -Q-if! fi fa ff v.,fr, I ' f , M , , XL V., Mn we .44 , ,MTX f W' . fi! Q5 , 4.. , Wiifwf fxf ff- , 1' W. 4!5VZW,. K X f ,f i , ,fy 4 wi, Q ,f vffzkw , if K. f If V 4 .f. A -fn , , , , M! N , 'ww 1 2 n , ,,,f'.,,,, ,. 4, W f 'iwfw-M, 1, -D f. fm, H, , ,- ,v -' ! .f.....u,Lz- ,fax -W SAK ,-. GI ! 2 1 i 5 I E 'rflrf-zlifltii '9475-'QE5757l'E55.1:lZS75?E.i'5i"?f: 5f'315E'3lEQ3f3i?5::3iii :LT-:Z 11E?fE"?31Z711'-Hilfe-'Ari'--3',.fT7:f7:1'FTf " V 1- , '- Y, . 21- "LC:-v-an-:2.42-J1-.21rszf.:fu-rss-.azaesf:.Q.ggaQssgqnfszaif 5f '5g::L3a1LiE,jlK 3F15-2g5,1eLj,,g gigi 5 L-2' , 54 Y . M15 A A -fa V K 1, AviaTion mechs, ElecTricians, ElecTronic Technicians and ParachuTe riggers are all parT of V-6 on The ForresTal. V-6 men can be Tound engaged in many various occupaTions from The servicing of a ieT engine To changing a Tire on The CapTain's car. Under The direcTion of V-6 personnel, a siring of shops are mainTained and manned such as The parachuTe loTT, oxygen shop, aviaTion meTal shop, aircraTT elecTronics and aircraTT engine shop. lT's plausible To say ThaT V-6 men are concerned wiTh The mainTenance and performance of all rolling equipment They are responsible for The upkeep and proper funcTion of The ship's cars, Trucks, TracTors and uTiliTy planes. As well as assisTing The embarked Air Group in repairing engine and body casuliTies, V-6 operaTes and insures The proper TuncTion of The jeep energizing uniTs, so viTal To The accuraTe performance of our ieT Aircraft Probably one of The mosT imporTanT TuncTions of V-6 elecTricians is compleTe responsibiliTy for repair and proper operaTion of The valuable Landing Mirror SysTem. An. fu. .r Another duty performed by these all-around task-masters and one ot great service to the Air Group is the upkeep and custody of a tech- nical library containing pertinent publications concerning up to date data on aircraft rnainten- ance and structural composition. V-6 holds dovvn a vvhale ot a iob, but ac- complishes it etticiently and rapidly, A vast amount ot varied responsibilities are incorporated in the diFFerent rates tound in V-6, and the rnen wearing these rates torrn a nucleus of activity with tenacles reaching into every part of this vast carrier. 7 . s CT 9 gy 1 2 T yi, 0 v 1 T3 13 iff fi f AMT sy, 3 - faawf gp f , ,Q im l new 134 pf? 6.2 M - a ,Z par, vc wryfzfmf S, 4, f -f- sr,-1 f, 4 lw 4 M1245 4 rg 1, i T LA DI G sic- AL MIRROR Probably one of The biggesT boons To Naval Aviafion has been The advenf of The Landing Mirror sysTem of aircrafT recovery. The mirror iTself is concave or curved. ATT on The flighT deck and approximaTely T50 feeT in fronf of The mirror are four amber colored lighTs mounfed hori- zonTally abouT a fooT off The deck. These lighTs focus on The exacf middle. of The mirror, which resulTs in an amber blob of lighT referred To as The "IvleaT Ball." ProTruding from each side of The mirror are four blueflighfs which are called The arms or daTum lighTs. On making a proper approach The piloT musT have The "meaT ball" lined up horizonfally wiTh The dafum lighTs, while sTaying on The cenTer line of The angle deck. lf The "meaT ball" is higher Than The arms, The piloT is Too high. Conversely, if The "meaT ball" is below The arms, The piloT knows he is Too low. The Landing Signal Officer conTrols The mirror from his plafform, and signals The piloT To cuT his engines or To go around again. The cuT is accomplished by The LSO manipulaTing Two green lighTs aTop The mirror. In The case of ieTs however This merely means To Touch down, for a jef musT mainTain his speed in The evenT of missing The wire Four red lighTs on eiTher side of The mirror give boTh prop and ieT Type aircraff The signal To go around 9 N , 5 . T T i 1 N . L2 X 'bflx ,MW xw. The city of Athens takes her name from Athena Parthenos, the ancient goddess of wisdom, love and war. The goddess Athena must have given freely to the city of all of these gifts, for Athens produced some of the world's finest philosophers, poets, dramatists and soldiers. The antiquities of Rome may be more ornate, those of Paris more romantic, but the ruins of classic Athens must ever remain unrivalled for the highest beauty of conception and perfec- tion. This was evidently seen by Forrestalmen as they anxiously ascended into the Acropolis, the home of the mythical Greek Gods, seeking a view of the classic ruins of which Athenian culture evolved. Located on a high hill overlooking the entire city and visible for many miles, the Acropolis revealed the remains of the "glory that was once Greece"-the Parthenon, Erechtheum icolumns of dancing girls on the Porch of Caryatidsl, Propylaea, Theater of Dionysus, Odeum of I-lerodes Atticus, and the Temple of Athena Nike. The Parthenon and the most famous of Acropolis edihces, was a creation symbolizing the world outlook of the Greeks, a perfect balance between matter and spirit. sw 4 Q . , r- T i 'i f 'J E 5' ,f L... 1 ,s A i , 4 .. 517 ij I f' gl .W , 'I ill -' i KJ. l S , .14 3 ' , .... , X ' git. if bxzpf, ' fzfffei- ' Q ff., , I: 5 by 'V K j I , I ' I Q 2 i,i?,'l -52 5 rg'fA,-521323.11,ifxqggezsf 3 , ...M- l l If ff! 16" fff fniw Q+y,-,m13 QQ ZZQQ The most predominant characteristic of Athenian cul- ture has remained in the customs of the Greek people. The Greeks are a nationality of people devoted to their historical past. They respect and honor the King and his royal court. ' Adhering to tradition, a "switch of the palace guards" was a common sight seen outside the famous throne of honor. Forrestalmen stopped and gazed in vvonderment at the actual procedure. Simultaneously, at four guard posts situated around the royal palace, guards Who were dressed in their colorful costumes, departed from a sentry box and relieved guards standing watches, This procedure was done in both a military and dignitary way to create a royal finesse. The palace guards were a delightful contrast to the beautiful palace, offset by the loveliness of the surround- ing scenery. Other sights which the tourists enjoyed on their pano- ramic tour of Athens was the sight of steel helmets worn by the Greek traffic policemen. -R, N. Haig ,J-4 .f ,f.. 2' ,,.,,,.,.,.,,.. ,-.1 ,.-., ,,-.--Q. .M w,:-1-f-v vm-33-'Nrf' 'H M :....4....f U.. .5 Q, ,, -.,,,--,uZv.,.-1-,,,,.,--1 ,M J- "' f' A ,-1 .1 , ff, pc, f N ,.. W., x :: , z' ,:::. -.A,:'a-,gf ..,- ':,:9.,: -A: 1-,-:gg5q1r,iggg:5:, ' n ew fit , - 1-pf ' '1 ... -" '7 " aff 1. Y- -rf .-, . . 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Their knowledge and inTerpreTaTion of boTh The classical arTs and hisTory of The ancienT ruins provided an accuraTe accounT of The famous sTrucTures. Trips To inTeresTing spoTs and archaeological siTes included visiTs inTo The Acropolis, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, The famous TheaTer of Dionysius, The Palace of The King of Greece, The NaTional HisTorical Museum, and The STadium where The TirsT Olympic games were played in l896. c .,.. f zf I i 3 X N., xx'-,, i Efficiently treating about an average of 1400 patients every month, the Dental Department is constantly striving to satisfy the patient's dental needs. Enforcing this operation, three skilled doctors and six capable general technicians, on call 24 hours a day, work continuously and competently at simple fillings to complicated surgical operations, for the crew. 0 I General aches and pains are remedied by consulting the Dental Ofhce for an appointment. The office is open throughtout the morning and afternoon for.the creW's con- venience, sick call is from 0800 until 0900. After a patient is examined and classified according to essential dental needs, a Dental officer is appointed to complete the treatment. Within the Dental Department, general dentistry, con- sisting of oral prophylaxis lcleaning of the teethi, small restorations, extractions, arid maxial facial treatment, is per- formed with skill and perfection. is 72 Prosthetic dentistry, the supplying of substitutes tor missing teeth, is competently constructed for patients by the Dental De- partment. It a patient needs a dental appliance, a partial or full denture is made. First, a measurement ot the tace is taken, and an impression is made. The framework is constructed, fitted and processed. The re- sults are then ready tor final insertion into the mouth. X 'Q xr . 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Located on a strategic gateway to the East Istanbul is bounded by two continents, Europe and Asia, and two seas, the Black Sea and the Sea ot Marrnara. ig.-li-i f Z: .,.. lstanbul, the possessor of several hundred mosques, vvas a photographer's delight. Camera enthusiasts, trying vainly to recapture the beauty and pagentry ot the historical palaces, snapped pictures every chance that they could on the tours to the many mosques. The largest, called "Cami," bears the names of sultans, ot members ot their family or ot the dignitaries vvho built them. A score or so ot the mosques were ancient churches converted to the Mohammedan taith. Two ot the three mosques visited by the touring parties were: the tamous Blue Mosque, and Aye Sophia lSt. So- phial, both real marvels ot workmanship, art and wealth. l ii K , 5. The mosT predominanT influence of American culTure in lsTanbul was The presence of The fabulously designed lsTanbul l-lilTon l-loTel, where hoards of crewmembers congregaTed during The evening hours. DedicaTed To The comTorTs of TourisTs, The l-lilTon was The scene of silenT aTmosphere, modern archiTecTural design, and gay amusemenT. Complying To The TasTes oT American visiTors, a Turkish hosTess oTTered Tor sale, buf To liTTle avail, cups of Turkish coTTee The naTional beverage of a proud and exquisife land From sTem To sTern, from keel To mosT, The Engineering DeporT- menT does business. Engineering personnel ore involved in The repC1lV, moinTenonce ond operoTion of vorious equipmenT for every dePC1VT' menT on The ship. The miles ond miles of Wiring ond cobling ThoT 90 inTo The loyouT of The elecTricol sysTem on o ship The size of The ForresTol is Tremendous ond requires o Thorough knowledge in de- ciphering inTricoTe schemoTics To deTermine Where o cosuolTy is Gnd hovv To correcT iT. Equolly oliFHculT is tending ond repoiring The mon- sTrous shc1TTs found on o ship The like of The EorresTol. And hovv ObOUl The gigonTic boilers ond evoporoTors, os well os The coordinoTi0H needed To successfully conTrol domoge ThroughouT The ship from Cen- Trczl ConTrol. Then There is The sTeom furnished for The ForresTol's Tour power- Tul ond oll imporTonT coTopulTs, o sysTem requiring The combined GHOVTS of The Air DeporTmenT ond The Engineers. You con find on engineering crew hondling The hydroulic end of The ship's four deck edge elevoTors, cmd performing The repoiir ond moinTenonce needed To keep The Qlcml onchor vvindloss TuncTioning properly. AnoTher viTol phose of Tlielf duties is complete responsibility for the perfect operotion of the ship's in- terior communicoting devices such os desk phones, inter-com systems, ond sound powered phone circuits. Every single solitory electricol outlet or fuse box requires the services of o mon from engineering. There iust isn't ony where you coin go on the ship without coming foce to foce with on item tolling within the responsibilities of the Engineer- ing Deportment. The Forrestol oir conditioning unit is on undertoking of immense proportions ond ploys on importont port in the comfort of the crew, os does ci hot shower ot night ond o Iomp by your bunk, or ci heoted comportment when the ship is operoting during winter months. Everyone likes hot food ond sterile utensils, cleon loundry ond pressed uniforms, but without mointenonce ond replocement when needed, the piping system, so vitol in supplying the boiling woter insuring oll these con- veniences, would soon prove foiulty. They ore enormous, ond oppeor everywhere, but the toslcs ore under- token every doy, 365 doys o yeor, ond performed occurotely ond ropidly. From the yeomon in the log room with his poper work to the pipehtter with ci leoky foucet, the engineers support the Forrestol. r li if 4 + 1 1 I 5 is i A si x I 1 ii: e ? 2 3 5 rl 2 2 31 3 3 , 5 'ifli vw? fe-:ig Q13 gi? i I W f E 4 E K I E 2 2 i ff ,mcg -, ll - -. ., A man in the Forrestal's "Aux- iliary" or more commonly referred to "A" Division may find himself Working on an entirely different iob from day to day. "A" Division personnel have responsibilities throughout the ship, in occupations as varied and unassociated as the repair of the coke machines to the servicing of the engine in the Cap- tain's "Gig," The ship's "A" Division is charged with the material and operating readiness of the airplane crane, cargo vvinches, anchor vvindlass, main steering units and all the deck edge elevators. These pieces of machinery all come under the hydraulic phase of "A" Division vvork. Also numbered among their varied duties is seeing to the proper function of all steam oper- ating equipment located in the Tailor shop, laundry, galley and scul- leries. They make The necessary repairs To The caTapulT sysTem as well as cuTTing in The sTeam Tor powering The ForresTal's Tour launchers. ln This Work They co- ordinaTe vviTh The Air DeparTmenT. Servicing The engines of The ship's moTor boaTs is anoiher phase oT Their work, as is The repair oT all The For- resTal's diesel engines locaTed in The diesel generaTor rooms. All repair and mainienance performed in The Machine Shop comes under The surveillance of "A" Division, as vvell as The upkeep oT The Machine shop equipment V ' - W sr is . ' f' -. fo- ., . . . 7. L, K ff'f?4f w: ' .Q fm V 4 .-fm gg f kg Q-NN, I . in g., ,. .?,',': V 151.4 ,-4'-wx, Af.-,.i4,4., L A If ' X 'V 'Y , ff . U . f .K-',s',s'Q.r'Wj :lj ZZ 3' .,,.. .f V. 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The men of boTh "B" ond "M" Divisions work Tor below The ForresTol's woTer line, omidsT The hiss of sTeom ond The dull groon of The spinning shciTTs, Responsible Tor The mein propulsion oT The ship, These Two divisions ore concerned wiTh per- hops The loirgesT ond TTnesT engineering equiprnenT in The Novy. Working TogeTher like Their well oiled mochin- ery, The Boiler Tenders ond MochinisT MoTes Torm on unbeoToible combinoTion. Folshioned in The bowels of The ForresTol is o moze of pipes, gouges, boilers, compressors, evc1poroTors ond insTrurnenT ponels copoble of supplying heo1T, oir ond woiTer for o srnoll rneTropolis. In Toking eoch division seporoTely we Tlnd The Boiler Tenders concerned , fr'fZQff 1 wif' - . - ' .. ' '-'.'i'11itj':,,'arEf'f-.1.i3"-iQ.ijEi',:1- S55-LSLEIE1' ' -41? '-ei..-Q ' -'.eS:::e.'.:. ' -i . -- - - -- '- :.,:. .::,::,.a.m......,-..... ,.,..-., ,,m.f:.1,ff-.59 .-,Y-we-,f 1-we-11-no mainly with the function and maintenance of the ship's eight boilers and four evaporators, which have an out-put of 200,000 gallons of fresh water daily. Through their efforts in utilizing this machinery, the crew enioys the comfort of a hot shower with a minimum of restric- tion. The tremendous supply of water needed by the boilers to power the shafts is taken directly from the sea by the evapor- ators. Aside from fresh water for use of the crew and feed water for the ship's propulsion, a great amount of steam is drawn from the boilers for use in the operation of the Forres- tal's four catapults. Switching to "lvl" Division, we find the task of servicing the powerful generators and main engines of major consequence. "lvl" is charged with a tremendous responsibility, for they are concerned with the operation and repair of all the machinery in the propulsion plant. The fact that the Forrestal has lived up to her propulsion expectations is a tribute to the know how and ehiciency of these two excellent Engineering Divisions. fx. f f f , Vfffif WMf,'Wf W fjffvy f f C,,f4,,f',w f' MW! ,frfff-,, 7' T mf,f3,,jf 4, H V, f 4, f f VjW'hQfQ,f,Qf fl jf, 77 Aff My ,, , jfzfjw ,V ' f I ' Wjiffyyw, mf, 4 fi jf ff 4 ,f yy ,fp fy. iff, yfwys--fwfWf,,, ,W To X ,fa ff, f Q , -fy lfwyr vffmf .Q ,f 4 X f 1 UW XT- "Kim Qf WW! f4f QQw,'fgg , 1,4 . X ., f. M .,.. One of The divisions wiTh ci very viTc1l posiTion in The correcTTTuncTioning of The ForresTc1I is The ElecTricol cind In- Terior CommunicoiTion Divison of The Engineering DeporTmenT. The direcT responsibiIiTy of "E" division is The moinTe- nonce ond servicing of eIecTricoI ond cornmunicoTion uniTs ThroughouT The ship. The division is broken down inTo sepci- rc1Tely TuncTioning shops ond working spoces. The LighT shop is responible Tor oll IighTing circuiTs, coffee moking uniTs, H5 volT circuiTs, HighT deck lighTing, onchor cind running lighTs ond The rigging of oil gongwoy IighTs. The Power shop mc1inTc1ins venTiIoTion rnoTors ond services The elecTricol phcise of The ship's oir condiTioning sysTem. Down in The Forvvord InTerior Communicohons room They ore ,X ' 2 "i , f ' X, f 95 concerned with the ship's 2,300 service phones, as Well as loud speaker apparatus, tlre alarm svvitchboards and all sound powered circuits. An- other phase of their work is handling all 400 cycle generators, emergency diesel generators and machinery space power light circuits. "E" Division, although divided into separate units, works indirectly as a team to expedite the proper function of the Forrestal's light and com- munications system. 96 ffff X15 fxninf sggiiiwsfz , fl ' Jr Mm, X' Q , 0 'Q 4 f 4 my .Y QQ , ,. .4 Y A ' 1 1 2 I if 5 Q, 2 I 'f 11 .-A W, , ,S ji.. 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'P nd propel' Qpgr IS dire fo Q fOOm Corpent STOHONS ef Sho ' 'mme P- Om VOUs 9 er funcfion 'Ire mom i s Include dn nstollqfgons 'fecfion and Of The P03111 loqke r, mefcxlsmgfh Shop O d U the Q TVOHS fer' Sho P. 4 1 "".4L :"n,...-.-.- The This This Sive in Cfly T7 """F"llvu-..,,h,Q 'Wm ' Lf' fm., 1 Mi YS 'S -flxig 1 5 Nfl- ,Z ,f I s?- i During General Quarters R Dlvnsnon mans the magortty of tlre tlghtlng untts and ns ln durectuon ot all repalr partnes Located tn the Damage Control section ot Central Control are dlagrams and Communncatuon means for speed In the locatron lsolatuon and repaur of maternal damage control of stablllty and the correctuon of lust and trnm Each and every man IH this versatile ollvtslon IS capable of working rn any of the places tor which the ollvtslon as responslble The Forrestal may be big and strong but even the strongest need reparrs a times so It s reassurung to have a dlvnslon as etcflclent and with the all around hugh calibre as the men of R Dlvlsron on the Forrestal t - nl1--- 1 I I . . ., . 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EvidenTly Apollo sTill loves Rhodes even To This day, because visiTing crevvmen from The ForresTal so enioyed The Rhodian climaTe as Well as The picTuresaue and delighTTul surroundings of The well-preserved medieval Tovvn, ThaT There almosT was a fairy Tale aualiTy abouT Them. As ForresTalmen ascended Trom The IiberTy launches onTo The Rhodian shores, some paTrolled The beach, some renTed bicycles and rode inTo The scenic counTryside, while oThers relaxed auieTly aT sidewalk cafes To absorb The sereniTy and grandeur of The ancienT sea. l Q Q lx " 'X . CT gr'xlr"l' I N8 , is gp ,53 4 Q A, w h, '. 0 M 0 M 0 . 5 Q 9 x 3 n. ' WJ , , 'W . I ,, .W Yx '7,- gy fx If 'N V X' x N S X . . r v v x' 1 g 9 X 'vp X 0 9 kk 1 0 6 Wfywlyrff, ,, y I I f M ff , f f ff! f 7 .M T The mdior posTime which vvos enjoyed by oll honds during The plec1sonT visiT To Rhodes were bicycle excursions Through The oncienT ciTy ond czcross The colorful counfryside. ForresTdI cyclisTs, remembering The ioys of Their youTh, "lived in The posT" iusT Tor The purpose of enioymenT, omuse- menT ond reloxo1Tion. Riding goily post The Collochium, The vvolled ciTy of Rhodes where The Poldce of The Grdnd MosTer sTood so vvell preserved, The visiTors ocTuc1lly goT o TruThTul picTure of The Middle Ages. When iT come Time Tor o "breok" beTween cycling, The crewmembers enioyed choTs vviTh boTh young ond old. They olso were omozed CJT The people Themselves who were dressed in cloThing reminiscenT of Times gone by. Fishermen were o common sighT ThroughouT The Town since Tishing is o populor occupoTion of The Rhodions. 107 The prestige ond prosperity thot Rhodes hcid enioyed prior to the coming of Christ diminished during successive inversions by Rome, ltoly, Jeru- solem ond Turkey. Following these invosions there remciined on influence thot hos withstood time ond is evidenced todoy in Rhodion orchitecture, customs, religions ond languages. Promenoding ciround Rhodes, the crewmembers visited the Grondmoster's Poloce, the Rhodes Ivlu- seum, Turkish mosques, the Temple ot Apollo, the Knight's Poloce, Our Lody of Philerimos, ond the Temple ot Komiros. E T Q X X X hiv 1,5 Y,NQ Pvt-f v' ' s i Q' X3 T X3 fa? ,,, f l 1 5 fig'-T Q 9 M 9 M 9 9 M ' Rt The loirgest of the twelve Dodeconese lslonds, Rhodes hos ci very historicol bcickground perti- nent to the composition of its present stote, thot ot religious churches, mosques, ond medievol costles. Well known os one of the most beoutitul towns of the oncient period, Rhodes enioyed o period ot prosperity in the centuries before Christ when it wos both on ortistic ond culturol center, high- lighted by the Colossus ot Rhodes, oi gigontic structure done in bronze ond known cis one of the Seven Wonders ot the World. ..1.4., .f pv-V.,-..,,.. 1, .V ,uf-mn-' f -1 1. 9- ,-1,---f -,- nv ..-.-..-yn,- 1---r -Y'---' v-0' '11 .4 W7 Mx V1 1 4' fig www: f 4-W ,417 M ff ff 1 f f ,4- ,- , :-.Y .:,,f..,:1,,:: .1-413,figr,-waz:-2:11-1:1::f..L49ig,i,gE-5.53:N- ',.5.3:..,x: wg-gf 4-""""f ""' SATA V 75'--wl " .. 1,.::, 115,515 - gi,.L22I,g '.'.,gygg:.:, fff"""'1'f'1"" - A'-1 -f-'IFS1 3:51- - Q:-iii 121133-'l-T:-.1 '-b-f'-"1-Jef.-fsfrk. feet:-T.1qe?fff:-1 fl: 1116-E if-1,i'1Z 5 ET'-'Z ?ti2:f'-2:-,j-i-5137 215-331-2125?1412112572-3 .E y 7' ,.f ff" figuf, Q f ' .ff 1 9 ' Q U-V1 , V ' V, ,,, M I V ' , by f 45 '-. ,K K fg 7 i 2 6,77 M ,., V, L7 .. 41 f f " W f 2 , M 245' , V A ' f W , , C E , in 'Z v 0, X . X , 4 , 4 1 wk' -.0-f .A . ATmosphere ond hillbilly music vvos The seTTing beneoTh The Rhodion Povillion Where groups of ForresTol blueiockeTs Hchovved down" oiT The Con- Teen, enioying on ossorTmenT of luncheon meoTs, cookies, ond coillee. T There wos locoTed oT The ConTeen, o TourisT's curio shop Where ForresTolmen purchosed giTTs To be moiled home To Their loved ones. The Tovvn iTselT vvos o core for TourisT Trodeg crewmembers purchosing onyThing Trom o fine English coshmere To O1 solTen imoge of Apollo. Perhops The mosT populor spoTs in Rhodes were The sidevvolk cofes Where crevvmen were seen sipping Those Hollond beers ond gozing quie-Tly inTo The lovely seTTing oT The sun, Thinking of The reTurn Trip home. I ' 110 Rawls 1 I I V 1. L 5 g at 5 ,J 1 3 3 , Q x W I I 1 X Q i L I gi 1 f 2 il ip 4 I 4 3 1 z M"""'4-w.,.., ,,,,A -+..,,,,hW The men of The "lsT" Division, on The For- resTal focus Their aTTenTion on The care of per- haps The Two largesT anchors and anchor chains in The vvorld. WiTh each link weighing in The neighborhood of 360 lbs. and each anchor Tipping The scales aT 30 Tons, sTopping Their forward moTion proved a serious problem for engineers. This difTiculTy was remedied by The insTallaTion of a mechanical brake vviTh a hy- lb? DW HH. LE 02-'N'U'0 draulic boosTer, capable of sTopping Their Tor- ward drive in an insTanT. BUT despiTe labor saving devices, a considerable amounT of Work is required each and every Time The mam- moth Twins are dropped, or drawn up. The cleanliness of The ship's TorecasTle is a TribuTe To The conscienTious inTeresT The men of The "lsT" have in Their work. WWW riff i i I mil- , ,17g,!f5q..:- ' ' ff' i - W- f' i Rigging plays an important part in the every day work of the Forrestal's deck divi- sions, and torms an essential phase of the ship's daily operations. The "2nd" Division, due to having num- erous refueling and replenishing stations employ this age old art no doubt more ex- tensively than any division on the ship. A hard working group ot Boatsvvain Mates and their strikers, they are charged with over one hundred cleaning stations, other than their responsibilities during replenish- ment. No matter what time ot the day or night, when the ship retuels or takes on supplies, you will tind the men ot the "2nd" up hours before, preparing the scene. They are also responsible for operating and maintaining tvvo boat booms, tour sponsons and two accommodation ladders. The skills of the Boatsvvain Mate are an integral part of the Navy and play a vital role on the Forrestal. 115 1:---fl M" ' "" ' l 'Y N ,, K X X , VX lx K X, H 2 , . l 'LTA'-' Y The "3rd" Division of the Forrestol performs on essentiol tunction in dll refueling ond replenish- ment operotions, Sponson NC. 5, used during the retueling of Destroyers, is the responsibility ot the "3rd" Division Bootsvvoin Ivlotes. Other respon- sibilities undertolcen by the "3rd" include the hondling ot three lines during docking, direction ond operotion ot dll the ship's incinerotors ond gorboge disposol units. They ore completely in charge ot preporotion, operotion ond direction ot elevotor if-L3 during refueling ond replenishing. Men ot the "3rd" Division ore either Bootsvvoin Motes or Bootswoin Mote strikers ond the seomen must leorn the tundornentols ot seornonship be- fore undertoking the more skilled orts ot the oncient moriners. Through the guidonce ot their leoding petty othcers, the seomen ond seornen dpprentices ore tutored in their rote slowly, leorn- ing it in the best woy possible, experience. J , -f .A .4 A-.4 :Q .,45f,,.-........s..f" ...1 f .W 1 1 -.,.,.f...... ,-f.v,,,.,,.,,-.- 1 5 jg- Y, .1 m.. 7, ,..1..,,..,, ,M,,,,,..,, 1 . -- ,.-rfvvnaaaf ,-'- ! x ,- 11 l .X 'f BT wx - - fr-ff -,-f. ..,.-..f+ . 1.-A3.f,.q,.-.',--I ..,,,. f,-,,,.- .-, Y . -1 ,,,1-.--.-h.: N, . 1 The,ForresTal's "4Th" Division is The direcT source of "LiberTy" many Times To The ForresTal crewmembers. They are responsible for The repair, operaTion and safe navigaTion of all The ForresTal's liberTy launches. ln The many monThs following The ForresTal's Commis- sioning, The men of The "4Th" have ferried milifary and civilian dignifaries of varying rank and posifion, presidenTs of foreign counTries and heads of sTaTe. They have been praised highly for Their skill in The excellenTly handling of Their boaTs in all kinds of weaTher. Crewmembers of The Forresfal have ofTen been overheard To say "we have The besT boaT crews in The Navy." Ofher funcfions of The "4Th" include The care of all The ship's rafTs locaTed along The cafwalks, cleaning numerous spaces and handling refueling and replenishing sTaTions. The upkeep and cleanliness of The FanTail is anoTher phase of The "4Th" Division's work. The "4Th" Division is proud of Their boaT-handling, and The Forresfal is proud of The "4Th." 121 -- .1--. - 'ff 1- ., . i v .3 3 : ' , I , X fn I ,f "9 1 I A g if a I ,J w l I 2 if 35' w .,,. E Q x ,M 4 1 122 H A . ! Ll l , . . M 'W . ,..'.:.:..,14,...,r"' ..L.M.' I 'J' F' ' "YF - -H ' 7231" ' " --1-F?--'TTT-".:',----. -.-, ,faj25.-ff,-524-ffm--?q,b-..V., ,y- ,,-,., , ,,. , , . , A , , 4 ,, lf, , , , , 3 ' " fp .W ,yWW?f'w , ay, f ff X f f ' fda 2 f' gm f ,, . 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Also falling within their responsibilities are insuring the security of all ord- nance equipment, material, and assigned spaces capable of being sprinkled for protection from fire. These few lines can't stress the importance of the Fifth Division's Work. lt means daily attendance to the mounts which must be ready in the event of enemy attack. 125 1 W ' W W 4 W 5 W QW W W WW WW iW 5, W ,, E a g W fs V W 2 E W W W W W W W W I W W W W W W W ' 1 E I I W I Y W W W W W 3 W W I . I .M...-W... ......, -.,-,7,,, 4 W 1 E3 W W 5' W ,z W 1 W f 126 i W W W W W W One of The mosT guarded spaces on any ship are The highly explosive magazines. In compleTe charge of sTovving The ForresTal's ammuniTion are The men of The SixTh Division. All magazines locaTed below The TourTh deck are The responsibiliTy of The SixTh. The Ordnance Tool Issue room, as well as landing force lockers Tall under Their surveillance. One of Their more responsible dufies is The mainTe- nance, preparaTion and firing of The ForresTal's saluTing baTTeries which were puT To consTanT use in honoring visiTing digniTaries nearly everyiime The ForresTal pulled inTo porT. During Ammo-loading The men of The SixTh Division are liTerally loaded vviTh work and responsibiliTies, for in These periods They are on The go 24 hours a day, boarding, handling and sTowing every biT of proiecTile Type ammuniTion. The handling and proper sfovvage of The 5" proiecTiles plays a maior role in The proper mainTenance of our ship's secondary line of defense. IT is enough To say ThaT The Tire power of The ForresTal 5" guns lies in The hands of The SixTh Division. ,fi ,gf ,449 fifiil , 771 ,,,, 2 ,, uf f Mx 'WV I 11711 '36 I-rx...-?3 sq1:w...f .mf W.. :..up:.,.,: '.,g,ggg-sir:-M. g.g.1 ' 5,- iw 7 ff , Q, ' f 1? fps, an fa a nfl 2 I 474 , Qqlj 4 ,fjL 6f! 7Qa wr 1 ix 7 1g2L f Lf5TL f ff X , ff' Cf' f, ' , , X5 ,yf V, f X fi ff f , , VW, 1 f f M f ? i? i Q g 51' , ' f ff 1 fy? fff 'QW ff! f fx N X f-S W x X A .Q S, li l ,wc , 4 li fl X f,,4if2f2-kc f ,W ,X W,Mw.f 'JV ist X X X X X X X X XX X X X X 'X X X X X X x -X A X X X f ,X XX: X X X XX 'XZXFXX X'XX'X'Xf X X -' 'gX,X:X,XXt X X X X f XXX X X' X X X X XXXX XXXX X X X 4 XX XX X XXX XXX XX X X X X X X XX X XXX X XXX X X X X X XXX XXX X XX X X XX X X X X X XXX X X X X X XX XXXX X X The Forrestal's Fox Division is primarily concerned With the maintenance and correct function ot all ire control installations on the ship. This rather broad statement brings into light four units of both Director Radar detection, electronic Gunar and the intricate Target Designation System. The lvlark 56 or director spotting, radar tracking system of ire control, incorporates visual location by the director, tracking and locking on by the radar, with accurate Hring induced by the computer. The Gunar system of the other hand is completely electronic in finding, tracking and computing. ln the event ot mass attack the ship's Target Designation System which incorporates CIC in locating the mass movement directs the tiring ot the various mounts on the planes closest in their line ot tire. To the men of Fox Division, the reading ot tech- nical schematics and the deciphering of the sensitive computer evaluations poses a small problem, due to the extensive schooling they have received. The For- restal has some ot the best trained and most skilled technicians the Navy has to offer. f , ' . M ..- Y., ,,,-,,,,,,. .,.,....3-1' L-.J-A-7 -LW.:--5--SEQ-pi" , Er:-5-645511-3 -f-rr-"" f""" V' M D' I H K ,vu , . g,.w...,.. .,,..:,:-,,,.:,7,,-,....-,,......-5-7-q'1- rg . ,V-. 1, ,,f,,.-7.5-y,'1,k,-.:,-, I.-., ,...-5 ...M ,-.w,, , .. Y, ,. 4. W -. . -- I i 1 l l 1 ,, E 3 I 1 3 W na- , ' e 4 9 i 5 1 2 2 S J ff 1 3 2 , A , ., . i. I 5 5 3. i 2: Q , 3 L' 4 V I v 1 A 7 4 N i 1 4 132 X ff -rfffffy f ,ff ,M , ,r ,c rw, f ff f A Unifed STaTes "sea going" Marine is probably The sharpesf looking individual in any service and iT's hard To find a sharper looking group of men Than The ForresTal's Marine defachmenf. ForresTal Marines wear Their uniforms wifh pride and, whaTever Their dufies, are always neaTly dressed. On This ship Their responsibilifies are similar To Those per- formed on oTher carriers, wiTh The possible excepfion ThaT They are required To sfand guard over a few more Special Weapons spaces. Marines can be found acfing as orderlies for The Capfain, ExecuTive Officer, or any visifing officer equivalenT To The rank of Navy Capfain, or higher. They acT as honor guard every Time The Forresfal enfers a foreign porT, for The benefif of miliTary leaders and heads of sTaTe. Probably Their ToughesT fob is overall charge of The ship's "brig," where They musT be hardboiled in order To mainTain proper dis- cipline. During General Quarfers, The ForresTal Marines have sTaTions in The handling rooms down in The magazines, alThough some of The senior men serve in The capaciTy of Gun MounT Capfain. Forming a nucleus for The ship's landing parfies, The Marines musT be on The ball in field maneuvers in order To Train and seT an example for The unTried sailor. AT alrnosf every available opporTuniTy, The marines leave The ship in baffle gear and prac- Tice Their landing operafions. Parf of The proudesT organizaTion in The world, The Forresfal Marines are a credif To ThaT praiseworfhy service. A , .:,.fG-Affqxf-v-f.,:f -uffp,-.:Q.:..W.:1,,.1.,-9,,.,....1.....,,...:.-f--,.., ,.....,,.w ..Q,...,.-.g.:i.- .'-- ' p.,4..4f.'-.--'gl - ' - -,,, .... .U - ..,.- . f- ,. ,,.,, V f- - ,x,,, -U : -v- 5,--, ,- A431 .A-mn J ...,-x-.....,Nfm,x,.,,.-.-mfr..-, ww .MJ ,H ,..,..- ,-L .,,,,,,,- 5,4 , ,f,,,-- 9-.'.,.,.:, .1 V. , , -- , , . 1zlgltzjgjfg-g,2,,f.Q,', ':21'f-.V L: fa, - ' ' ' f' 'f-2 8 " 5 f-:azEf,f?i21f?i:t-f5'?1':i 2--: -f-,-:-1T1f11f,- -4 -::,2f3-2.173 Z.:x5f:::1,'f:'2LE-,'-33.:f1j'-:Q Q-rg :ii 'zf Wy sf' 'H fn 1 1 4 f w 4 I A 4 x f :E Q 4 , w wv-4 yawn mm w J i 4 i 1 136 rw: Z-'22 A-...J 4.1 "" 6 : - : -f . 4 k .. f?iZ'., 1fZ'i5:.,., ' ' " 1 I T i T T l l L l. l. 1 i 2 Q 1 'z A p T l l 1 ,. 'i T is 3 The mysTery men of The ForresTal are Those highly skilled and mosT TrusTecl group of sailors referred To as The Special Weapons UniT. There isn'T very much To say abouT These secrecy shrouded weapons workers, for liTTle is known concern- ing Their acTiviTies. The classified nafure of The work They perform precludes any descripTion of Their general funcfions, buT quife a few can TesTify To Their willing- ness To work long and unusual hours. Through Their parTicipoTion in The ship's aThleTic pro- gram They have become well known and liked by The crew. Their spiriT of cooperaTion in The ship's affairs makes Them a welcome addifion To ship's company. They have been assigned To The Forresfal from The Naval Air STaTion, Norfolk, Va. The ship's SVVU per- sonnel are quieT, nondescripf men who perform a very imporTanT funcTion, always shrouded in secrecy. SVVU spaces are Taboo To all buT Those having The highesT securiTy clearance, and due To The work They perform This is viTally essenfial. Much of Their work is performed aT nighT, buT day or nighf, in porT or aT sea, a waTch is mainfained by Marines, who check The clearance card of all personnel desiring To enfer. Special Weapons play a greaf role in The preserving of our Nafional Defense. 5:r::.:..1:: . 1,,1,vf,,5fv?:'.,., , rgi piam. :gags , T AM,., , .Q Y-:T E3F':A4'i4if7'f'4'2'v-.:..- 33363 3 52.2'2f25lrf755 : 1: ,T T' ., ,, ' "r: mg, :-1.21 sc' 5 1 Qs- ai,-1-7.1.-s, 3, .g,,:f p 1:,11'r-T'-C-are srl' IGI? , iw "Lag 'Tabor " as ' ' rw. ,y3 a,.3gf:-rg-fs sg :T ff , ,'f f :g,rg,,, V 1 J 5 N r P N W g BEIRUT Beirut, the capital city ot Lebanon, is a land of legend and history, beauty and chiv- alry, poetry and art, health and recreation. Bounded by Syria on the north and east, and Israel on the south, Beirut is the Gate- way to the East and a thriving focal point of banking and commercial enterprise, as well as an academic center to whose uni- versities tens ot thousands of students come for their education. Forrestalmen came to this prominent in- tellectual center during the beginning of Spring to enjoy the superb climate which Lebanon enioys, and be entertained by the mysticism that made this Near-Eastern coun- try famous. Some members of The ForresTal were able To Take a Tour To Baalbek one of The mosT imporTanT hisforic siTes of The Roman period. ' I-lighlighTs aT The ruins in Baalbek were: The Temple of JupiTer which was supporfed by huge columns of sTone- The Temple of Venus a giff To The Lebanese by The Romans To show friendship in an age long pasT- and The fallen pillars of The Temple of Bacchus considered To have been The finesf example of ancienf archiTecTure. Many crewmembers became Arabs Temporarily as They donned Lebanese aTTire for Their heads To creafe more of an afmosphere and charm To The Tour. Passing caravans of camels and donkeys The TourisTs were inTrigued aT The sighT. AT The conclusion of The Tour The Forresfalmen each wenT Their merry way depending upon vvhaf enTerTainmenT suifed Their fancy- The gay and excifing enTerTainmenT of The famous nighT spoT The Kit KaT Club or The conso.laTion of congregaTing in groups aT The canfeen where charming hosTesses provided a delighTful evening of conversaTion and dancing. Beirut in- deed vvas a fascinaTing porT of enfry. MYKQVM-rw' I M it K yin! M ,, , N, ,M f 'M' . ,, ,..,,,, f. f gf 142 HIPBOARD E TERTAINMENT The ForresTaI held a "Happy Hour" which Turned ouT To be iusT ThaT during her brief sTay in BeiruT, Lebanon, wiTh a show ThaT proved a Tonic To The crew's morale. Chaplain Harrison acTed as MasTer of Ceremonies Tor The much enjoyed varieTy show, direcTed by promising singer and composer, Seaman Dick AnThony. The baTon of Chief Szlaga, MUC, led The ForresTaI aTTached ComAirLanT Band Through The popular sTrains of The ST LOUIS BLUES MARCH, To head a show ThaT produced a galaxy of IaTenT TaIenT. Jim McDermoTT gave voice To THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE, accompanied by The TaIenTed band. Changing The rhyThm sIighTIy, The ForresTaI Hillbilly Band, iumped inTo ROSE MARIE wiTh Bill Bailey, To TONS, WALTZ OF THE ANGELS and RUNNING WILD. Combos, organisTs and solos paced The show while boTh bands popped Through wiTh sTirring melodies. Michael SanTesse, CS3, made such an auThenTic inTer- preTaTion oT Elvis Presley, ThaT The cheering sailors broughT him back Tor an encore. While The ForresTal was anchored off TaranTo, lTaly, which is one of The cenTers of lTalian AdmiralTy, Miss Sandra Milo vis- iTed The ship. Novv, There is noThing ex- plosive abouT The lasT senTence, There was however, a deTiniTe disTurloance visible on The Forresfal quarTerdeck when This same Miss by The home of Milo presenTed her TighTly clad feminine pulc:hriTude on board. An up and coming lTalian Movie queen, Miss Milo, vviTh The enThusiasTic help of half The Crew Took a Tour of The powerful carrier. Some of The highesT ranking miliTary leaders of our day have boarded The For- resTal, receiving full honors, buf noT near as much aTTenTion. 1-1 1 -Am-e-1--f ei--'.-If 'Q JESS! I-J. -5,4 -1 T-f.iII.,,L,.i.i.l,. fl: 12,31 ii lijffilflilffifgj : ff 6:2 BLUE MOON wos sung by .lim Feggins followed by mimic Ed Eorris who pulled The professionol voices of ArThur Godfrey, Johnny Roy ond Al Jolson ouT of The oir. DirecTor AnThony rendered A WOMEN IN LOVE wiTh The help of Szlogcfs boys. The Com- AirLcinT Bond hod feeT sfomping in The wonning minuTes when They gove ouT wiTh STOMPIN' AT THE SAVOY ond WHEN Tl-IE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN, vocoilized by Mc1rTy lnfield. ln puTTing on o complefe show Teamwork is on essenTiol requirement The EorresTol "l-loppy Hour" wos o success due To The cooporoTion of dll deporf- menTs. The men gove iT dll They had ond puT on o Terrific show, which wos Thoroughly enioyed by dll. ' "' ' The pulsating strains of Latin American music such as the Mambo, Flamenco and Calypso, sup- plemented with the ever popular Charleston pre- vailed in Hangar Bay 55252 aboard the Forrestal, on April 6. Causing this unusual cadence to exude from the interior ot a "Man ot War" was the splendid stage shovv put on voluntarily by performers from the famous "Kit-Kat" club ot Beirut, Lebanon. z:s.e.1-if22,4w:.'.f:-fa-Lair.:-ie1?, 55,3-,Lees-,-,J, ..g+2.-Mn I 5' Q' if V E w a U, ML Operating coherrantly in all phases of medi- cal operations and functions dedicated to the physical fitness of the sick and iniured personnel on board Forrestal is the Medical Department. This department, manned by ive officers and 4l enlisted men also render assistance in cases of emergencies both on the ship and into any areas the ship may be required to go. Operations are performed skillfully by our medical officers, assisted by hospital corpsmen, who handle routine and emergency surgical operations. Many patients are received from smaller ships by highline transfer or by heli- copter. A man who can be considered a "co-pilot" in the Medical Department, as far as the pilots are concerned, is the Flight Surgeon. This man is the medical examiner who analyses the pilots both mentally and physically for flying fitness, with special attention focused on perfect eyes, heart and lungs. X-ray technicians and registered pharmacists are also included in the department, making our Medical Department one of the finest in the Fleet. - ' Cleanliness, a disease preventive, is a requisite which is remedied through constant inspections ot galleys, compart- ments and Washrooms. There are three sick calls per day, one at 0800, i300 and i800 with emergency cases taken care ot anytime. The Medical Department maintains an 84 bed hospital 24 hours a day. For isolation purposes, there is one isola- tion ward and two "quiet" rooms, separating the "contagious" patients from the rest. I f i i i I I I I 1 I 2 1 I I I I I I I l I ' I 2 I I I Z , g PUHS, the capital of France and the center of French affections, will forever be admired for its beauty, quaintness, historical monu- ments, and not iust for the night spots. Parisian nights.. .gay and exciting revues. . .promenades along the. famous Champs-Elysees. . .a trip to Napoleon's Tomb in the ln- valides...gazing with amazement from the towering structures of Eiffel and the Arc of Triumphe. . .an afternoon at Versailles. . .THIS was Paris! Q 1 Eighty seven crewmembers were fortunate to have seen these highlights and many more in their brief, two-day stay in "Gay Paree" in late April. IN The Paris tour was dented by two things which brought discom- fort and incomplete memories of the capital city. First, the Forrestal and part of the Sixth Fleet were sent to the Eastern Mediterranean to the rescue of Jordan which was on the verge of chaos, confusion, and attempted revolt. This was a security 'move by the United States to back the Eisenhower Doctrine. Second, the Paris tour was cancelled and the Parisian tourists were put into further transfer on the USS YELLOVVSTONE KAD-275 and the USS EVERGLADES CAD-243 on route to the Forrestal. ln spite of all this disruption, the two days on Paris were well spent by the sailors who -accepted the French way of life similar to their own. 153 ill 1 l i E 1 i it '-i it 1 S ,S il f ? 4 2 l . 1 5. ' 2 l l l 3 2 5 it , :it i it iii 2 2 Q 2 g il Q , April in Paris was dampened with those "ever lovin"' April Showers during the first day ot the organized tour. Disregarding the unpleasant weather conditions which pre- vailed the Parisian scene, camera enthusiasts took numerous photos ot the famous avenues, night spots and historical monuments. Anyway, the rain had a most interesting ettect upon photography, creating a misty background and blend- ing it with contrasting characters Qndfor structures. i i ii l gl -l 4 w ,, tl ,i TI 6 I 1 l i i E li il gi l il i g ' l ig i f tl t il ' l lar ri ii rl ,M , , c,i , c , use N if f- ifinsii wg i J Li IJ W ill Rl' E J MM .i i ft! 165 I ll is LF! Crewmembers, fatigued from a restless evening on a train from Cannes to Paris, via Marseilles, were rather glum to see the mist and rain hamper their chances of mak- ing their stay in Paris an enjoyable one. Obediently they trodded to the hotels as- signed them by a competent officer in charge of the tour. After they were checked into the hotel rooms and had finished eating breakfast, it was time to prepare for the first excursion in the proposed tour of Paris. The schedule of events for that dreary day included a well-planned sight-seeing tour of Paris by bus, via the Champs-Elysees, the most highly-rated district of all Paris. Cinemas, sidewalk cafes, and lovely women -whims of a day-graced this wide avenue which lead through heavy traffic to the Arch of Triumphe. The Arch of Triumphe, completed in T836 is one of the best known places in Paris. Twelve avenues radiated from this monu- ment, made for an Imperial epoch, Na- poleon Bonaparte, who ordered this gigantic arch to be constructed but never saw it completed. This famous edifice houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Every evening at 6:30 PM French people pay homage to this tomb in memory of their loved ones killed during the past wars. A trip to Napoleon's Tomb in the ln- valides which was located across the wind- ing Seine and its bridges, impressed the visitors. The maiesty of the edifice befitted the great Emperor. The site chosen for his monument was centralized within the great church. 1 . .X ff Us in fgx x l . XX! N l A i V i -l-fl Xfl lll E li l Xwli, 56 Nopoleon's love tor his country ond people wcis evidenced in The Twelve colossol figures ot his brothers ond fellow othcers who died or fought beside him in his moior compoiigns tor world conquest. The entronce to The crypt was behind o conopy. Above The bronze door was engroved Nopoleon's tomous words: "I wish my bodyrto rest neor the bonks of The Seine, in the midst ot the French people l loved so weIl." Perhops the most exciting site seen on the tirst tour wos The universolly best-known con- struction in Ports, the Eiffel Tower. The sum- mit ot The tower is 984 teet. The visitors stonding between the piers ot the tower, seeing betore them the extroordinory network of beoms rising skywords, were impressed by The stronge quolity of The construction. T I 2 4 1 V v 6' Night life along the Champs-Elysees and Pigalle attracted a maiority of the Forrestal- men. Some took prolonged walks up and down the avenues, relaxing at sidevvalk cafes and absorbing French vvines, foods and tasty pastries. Others accepted organized tours to the intimacy of the Lido Club, the sight of the gorgeous can-can girls of the most-popular Follies Bergere and the luxurious entertain- ment at the Moulin Rouge. Taking advantage of the cultural oppor- tunities, some sailors attended LA BOHEME at the worlds largest Opera l-lOUSe, While others savv the play, "Tea and Sympathy" starring Ingrid Bergman. : fggzfy, MMV 4 . A if i, .. U Z: f , ,,,. f xii! ,, ,,yW,5,,.Vf I ,V I, ,, , , ,, ,y X ,ps ,,,, , . , , 5. ,,,,',, .,,,. ., 1 I In W f ' X ff 4. , f , xlib' ii.a - . ,.f ft ', ",' ' ' 1 k ' . .Ang , ,c.i , , iiici,i . M , ' W7 f W I M , f M 1 W W My MMM , , , My W-,M ff , Huff f fi K. . fgvjx' 3 Age s .. . J z Qi:17,,.,.f,gf 1, 4 fl llll N F , Lllfsvi ' y ,df i at Q 4 xr I V if 5 i i'i"'t i H6 Cla . iw- L fl .dp R. I i 1 l , f X l - 4 5 ll I5 x., "' DM IT-, if The second day of the tour was a bright and sunny day. . .ideal for a trip to the Pal- ace of Versailles and its lovely gardens. Riding to Versailles, located outside .city limits, the tour party savv many interesting shops and monuments on the way. . .the store of Christian Dior, famous dressmaker, the luxurious Plaza Athena, the Statue of Liberty, given to the French people in 1889, and the famous book and painting stalls. Versailles' l-lall of Mirrors, the Royal Suites, the Small Apartments, the ground floor rooms vvhich are the works of the great artists of that century and the statues and fountains in the gardens, astonished the crewmembers. Concluding the trip to Paris was the tour through Notre Dame Cathedral, the rnOST beautiful religious building in the capital city. Even some are planning a return trip, n'est- ce pas? , X L ff M . 1 lla , lfwiwll L ' i f i ' iii : Q X Sb raft'-f W? I-'M-.-we I. lf v F 3 if l N it 1' .A l S K P V E 0 ! 1 1 I EM 2 7 ,e ? 4 fi 5 4 1 y W , 1 f 3 2 x 1 N x 1 I 1 - W Pi 32 af .rw Q xii.. , ? 2 ': 1 1 , A, z : as s I E , 3, 3 U N 1 ix 3 A 5 4 5 gi A , .-.-,...T.zzL...TE.. ...,. - . . . . ,. ,, X .,, .. . . ., .-. . .,., . X 7, , -W , LQJX-r' M, f MW M. Opposite the ongled deck of the Forrestol stonds, highly erect ond tirm, the "island in the sky," commonly referred to os the bndge.VVHhHithB Hbmnn mochmen ometound mghhhefv cient othcers, with or without Hscrombled eggs" on their visors, ond compewnt quowennoyem, wHh one obpctin nnnd-40 novigote the ship through the vvciter by the opplicotion of novi- gohonol devkes such os pHoHng ond deod reckomng,long rongeondcdewmlnowgohon Within this towering superstructure, the Olticer of the Deck ond his subordinotes, receive orders from the Coptoin ond the Novigotor. The Novigotor is olso the protocol oFHcer, in chorge ot rendering honors ond ceremonies to visiting dignitciries. Besides this, he is to moke certoin, prior to leoving tor foreign ports thot the noitionol ensigns of countries to loe visited ore on the ship ond reody to be hoisted upon orrivol ot o foreign port bythe Novigotion Deportment. A novy dup con never be unoHended,therehme, oH im- portont stotions concerned with Novigotion must be odequotely monned. 161 X, X, 1 .... - A,-- . -- - .. V. ,-.,. Af,E1,7x--v-A-5'-vv '-v,-- f-.3:vg.- - 1-1:3775-7:54 v-2:3353 -S,-4.-f in .7-5,-7-,Tv 193: 1 ,g.,,g.,X1 . Tv: Ex,,,,1.,uiT:g.-.iQ..,..5,iQf-:-vvgg..Q.,lx,..:. .,:...f.......,, -791,5 I. f ..Q.L -.4,,,,--..,..'- . 71 ' - , f , , ,,, ,fff f ,f,f ,ww -.nw-1-0 ff :iifixei i 1 -s:.:m5EL.. ...I-E vs. -..:'51."E. 'EZ -ff. -v 5 Leif:-f:-11: 1 5 W, L fl IT' u E gg.: ,,1,--.g:.....-3.,+.,Q,gcp::'.4.4. .--W , The Photographic Laboratory on board the Forrestal, which is provided with the newest, most advanced technical equipment in Naval Aviation, still functions with the time proven theory that one picture is worth ten thousand words. A part of the Operations Department, the Laboratory operates, percentage wise, in seven categories. . . TSMPIO, 22? Progress Reports lthis includes photos of RUDM's, which are reports of unsatisfactory or damaged materialsi, 25W Aerial Reconnaissance, lock for lD cards, lock for mo- tion pictures, CSM for general purpose pictorial views, and TOLM, for supervised training. A round-the-clock schedule is maintained in the Photo Lab. during Flight Operations. Eight men are assigned to the flight deck at all times taking motion pictures and stills of every plane that takes off and lands. These pictures are processed and are made available for the pilots to look over for possible mistakes and to check air flying tech- niques prior to the next day's flight. Skilled in the latest techniques, the photo per- sonnel shoot, develop, process, edit and dis- seminate or file all motion picture or still film in either black or white or color. Two vital divisions of OP are Air Intelligence Ofhce and Operations Department Ofhce. Al provides air intelligence and photo interpretation services for ship, Flag, and squadrons, while the Operations Department Otufice is responsible for all clerical and administrative traffic for the entire Operations Department. ff- ' ' 1 5 'ia ig 13 fi 3 . , , ,, ,. A ,., . ,.,,,--.,. ....-.-.qflm .. ,,.,.-,,,...,--,...,y ,, ...,.,.,,..-........,,....,.,, - ,,.,,,:,, v .,,,...v:., f.,... ,-M ,.,,.,..- " . . .- , ,. . , 1,.A ,.,.,.,, ,-- .,,.. f5Fv,.,.-i V-U ,-71 , ALJ. 7- fl,-f!5'J5"-5--' eg - I--'Lf-5 'L-?'f-?.Z'?fZ'!"i..':". ,. ' B -"TI:-if? One of the most important factors affecting air operations is the weather. The Forrestal's Aerographers, in addition to using the general available information on weather forecasts, maintain their own weather station in the OA Division. Part of a world-wide weather reporting network of both surface and upper air, the Aerological Office forecasts for local and long distance aircraft operations. Men of the OA Division don't depend on their bunions to indicate when it will rain. Instead, they use such instruments as the barometer, thermometer, anemometer, clinometer and psychrometer to gather the valuable weather data. From this information, the Aerographer can pre- pare weather charts, compute ballistic wind, and determine the density of the upper air which is necessary for more accurate surface and anti- aircraft firing. ' 1 swf, I 1 4-'55, MM Q Jw f4,cf f gpm, A., vw, vm-m-f ffl? X "f'f'iz-5 ' A H ,, ,,.4.,f ,aww if- ,, . 7-,,,.., .-W V ywmg-,if f,-gf, f ff 11 f f mg .f ., ., , . ,,,.. , X ,,-,. , ,,.. M, WZ: -m-yf?- Q. fmsfa 4 fw, V fs-7 f' 2 v - ,, , ffufw Q, .- , 4,94 W 4sm,,m. fgf-Zsvx-Q1-wg,M1-M,e'if.-ziyfw.. ---' 4 'f M ,af mxiwx-f 4494-4. M39175e.fW,5Myf-9 Vim: -X -W.-2:1 -W K-2 K 4 1 1 18 The OC Division of the Operations Department is concerned vvith the planning of flights, scheduling of aircraft, coordination of flight missions, dissemination of flight information necessary for pilots, briefing, and monitoring of oil airborne aircraft. Some of the neces- sary information passed to the ready rooms via the teletype machines are: position of intended movement of the ship, weather ground the ship and at nearby diversionary fields, bearing and distance to diver- sionary fields, status of navigational aids, and any other pertinent information requested by the pilotsj The Air Operations Center is manned by competent and qualified air controlmen during all periods that flight operations are in progress Normally the per sonnel man the center at least one and one half hours prior to launching of aircraft and remain on duty for a period of about one hour after termination of air operations During periods of fleet exercises per sonnel are on duty constantly for as many as five days In addition to control of combat type aircraft the Air Operations Center monitors and controls carrier on Board CCODD flights and helicopters COD air craft services the Fleet by making deliveries to and from the shore bases personnel transfers distribution of US Mail and delivery of cargo and necessary materials The functions of the helicopters are to serve as rescue plane guard in events of ditched aircraft and to further distribute to other ships mail passen gers and cargo . , ' . I ' " 1 1 I . . , 1 1 ' mf TZ'f.5-37511255 f'x 4 Q dy y' NANQQQQ y nw yy? Q Q ff! 044 ,gif 2 Afwf 0,59 QKZA ffwff X , f QMXX4 VQOWQWQM ,X ,f --" as if A fy! W 7' ww' Wag iy uf, Q1.W,fv,Q 2 1 ' we .f-490Qz,f14wf Kffmf wp, 1,-ng 13,43 K,-f ff FA f-ff M- Q, if 51,1 .i.-fm:--vf,-7,56 .--- iffy, Mfffffff 0 4 V -wfzzairffiilz.24.:'4.mw1:Q-wif:-w3'.fgX fyii.iiM:pf7 M-gy-,Wj4f k,f'm:1 4-g b. fu .5 fyw, fy 1, X-Q.-f - ,-,H ,Q A zu The OE Division, which has a normal complement of 38 men, is charged with the responsibility ot maintenance of all electronic equipment, exclusive of gun- fire radar. Visualize one compartment, like Main Radio, with 20 or 30 receivers, or the six individual UHF CUltra High Fre- quencyl radio rooms with a large amount of equipment and CIC with numerous "scopes," and you realize that the Electronic Technicians are spread pretty thin. In spite of this, the OE Divi- sion has received excellent and out- standing marks on all inspections since the initial inspection at Guantanamo Bay. The Combat lnformation Center is a dimly lighted space, haunted by Ol Division Radarmen who main- tain an endless vigil against air attack, both at sea or in port. l-lere, radar information and tactical in- formation by radio from other ships is displayed and evaluated before being disseminated to the Flag and the Bridge. From this space, also are the ship's first Weapon, it's aircraft, both directed and controlled. The surface tactical picture is maintained in the Commanding-Officer's Tactical Plot, located high in the superstructure of the ship. On this plot, radarmen keep a constant flow of information on all surface objects going out to the ship and other units in company. This information is provided by lookouts, radar and radio, at all radarmen positions. ln ClC the air and surface tactical pictures are displayed on status boards for reference. These plastic boards of the polar coordinate type, are placed in such a manner that the radarmen of the Ol Division may stand behind them to record the information. All writing is done backwards to provide an unob- structed view of the boards for the CIC Omalicer. Guiding aircraft safely to the deck under poor weather conditions is the job of the Carrier Controlled Approach, a section of the Ol Division. Utilizing radar capable of picking up weather obscured aircraft, the CCA gang is always ready to render assist- ance to any pilot bringing him dovvn through heavy weather and placing him in a position to land on deck. Over one thousand approaches have been conducted in this manner since October i956. This unit is manned at all times when aircraft are airborne and are on thirty minute notice at other periods. Rv"-2' '. 4, ,-A,- .-1 .-,f.---, .., +V R 'F'-:Jim-g!?:g2fv,: 1: 4,. 3 142,35 -1j1:.,,,,,, -0. 3-,....L...,..,.Q.1..,..,,..... k... . ...M 'Ii "'f7"'E YIIM44 I7u ,..,- rv: A Y - ' 'if-T?-' -fu: 'mqg 311:-:., 2? , J Jfjax .N u,........4....:1. ....-.Q.,-4-..,.ML,L..x - . 1 ', 4 , , 4 .3 f , ' ' i f 2 L 2 , 4 y ff ,.3 f , 7 V, Z f f I , y 1 f ff f fr, ' Communicotions is the key-note ot the OR Division. In this division Rcidiomen ond Telemen hondle oll sorts ot moil, reorns ot dispotches, ond press copy. Emergency telegroms cindfor per- sonnel messoges ore tronsmitted ond received through the OR Division. The Rodio Division ot OR is concerned primorily with externol communications, originoting from C1 conglomerotion of wires which coniugcite from o "nerve center," Moin Communications. ln Mein Communications, messoges ore re- ceived cind processed to divisions concerned. This function is performed by rodiomen. Whether it be in the tciscimile room lvvire photol, hcindling of morse code, rodio teletype, or voccil communi- cotions, every phose is undertolcen ond completed with skill ond speed. When there is mochine tciilure, the ET's lelec- tronic technicicinsl lend ci helping hond. f f 1 fff QE HMMQV fnf :fx 4 "Mail Coll" on The bodTswc1in's pipe wos perhcips The mosT cidhered To sound To The ecirs of blueicickeTs owcly from home. As soon os The coll wcis sounded, wheTher in porT or oT seo, division rnciilmen rushed hcisTily To The posT oFHce ond crewmembers roced merrily To clciim IeTTers from Their loved ones. There wos d Time when weeks ond even monThs of woiT- ing were involved before leTTers were received oboord ship. BUT during The Med. Cruise, iT wos only o moTTer of doys beTween done of mdiling in The STc1Tes ond receipT oboord ships of The SixTh FleeT. The overoge Time Tor on dir moil leTTer To reoch The ForresTc1l wos cibouT seven dcxys. However, if wds possible Tor o leiiel' moiled in New York To be reoid by o soilor in Ccxnnes Tour dcxys loTer. - All This convenience ond comTorT for The crew con be oTTribuTed portiolly To The fine work done by The Telemen in The POST Olllice. These men worked diligenTly ond quickly To soTisfy The demonds of boTh oFlTcers ond enIisTed men in The purchosing of sTomps, ordering of money orders, ond mciiling of leTTers ond pockciges To oll porTs of The world. 7 9 The Forrestal was the central distribution area ot mail when the ships were engaged in Flight and Sea Operations. Therefore, when the ships were underway, all mail brought to the Forrestal tor smaller ships ot the Fleet, was sent either by highline Transfer or helicopter. l During a three-month period. the Post Otlice handled lO0,000 pounds of mail, both incoming and outgoing, seven thousand money orders, totaling approximately one-quarter million dollars, and flSl6,000,000 worth ot stamps. This showed that the Forrestalmen were writing home practically every chance they had. A iob well done bythe men who might be called, "Mail- men ot the Mediterranean," the men from the OR Division. Before "Mail Call" was sounded over the PA system, the postmen and his six mailmen were busy sorting the mail and preparing to distribute it to the mail petty otticers. Mail was brought on board the For- restal by COD's, planes used to bring mail and VlP's on board the ship while at sea, which arrived from the Mail Dis- tribution Center, Naples, Italy. The max- imum mail load that the COD delivered to the ship during the Med. Cruise vvas 4,000 pounds. In port, mail was brought on board the Forrestal by utility boats. The maximum amount of a load was l5,000 pounds. ,WW ,Z , X. H S r 4 , f .,VV If ,,5,,g.,,., ,,,. . 5 2 , 't L 4. f. -, f gf ,'V,w.,5w,:f35,7,j I ' 7 I, ' ' i ! 5 f 2 ii , ' . ' 'r f ' - f 42 rbbv ' , r "-"-,2.-: V X Wu ' , f' f 'Wi n 4, A ..., , 1 , sf' , I, M i 7 f t ff1i55'f i f ,M Q4 180 ,f f f -W fry, f yy, C62 K My 1 'if ,. I V , Q . ' " 'L MW' ff la yi? f ., f ,2f,f1'Z'iz' w ,zr r , Mm' A ' A ' The Signalman rate has iust returned into Navy iob rates. For the past eight years this rate had been combined with the Quartermaster rate, but novv it is no longer a "prodigal son." The Signalmen constantly undergo training of procedure, recognition, and all phases of visual communication. Working on the signal bridge, located in the superstructure of the ship, the men from OS Division handle communications for both ship and Flag. They also cover administrative trattic and tactical maneuvers tor ships involved in the Task Force. This is accomplished by transmission using lil flashing light, C23 flag hoist and l3l semaphore. Flashing light communication is visual assistance used mostly tor transmission ot administrative messages to ships of the Fleet, accomplished by transmission and receiving ot morse code. Flag hoists are used primarily for the maneuvering ships ot the Task Force and tactical formations. It you have wandered on the tlight deck dur- ing the mornings or afternoons, you probably have seen Signalmen transmitting messages from the Forrestal to other ships by the use of Sema- phore-a more rapid means ot communication- while in port or while the ship is alongside an- other ship. In port or at sea, the Signalmen stand watches throughout the day and night, constantly trans- mitting and receiving messages. So when you see that inconsistent Hash ot light headed in the direction ot our ship, you can be certain that wherever there is communication, the Navy iob is being done. I Q., A 4 ,1 ff eh ef . W ,,,fw"'Wv' Y 'SW - K 4. X, M - 1, ' f . f Mm QA H' WM" 1. 2 I mmwmv e I 1 3.,3..,,,..........:..-.. 'Q 1 ,-, J I Y v C v r e 1 Q 3 V P -1.z'1?E-5agni??.iff1:-4:7-' :1 Y-,-1, if-. -:, 1 M 1 4.Z,L:::,-5Q':.L,-:fQI..i1'5A if-2gZ,f.'r:Q11.21 111,72 ' I ' 1 f2?.':1'3-1?i1:1':+3,-zzz .mv-,mmm 2-.7.w-fry.-pg, ,i.Z..11..2i. M-1:41, T Procurement ond stovvoge of stores, repoir ports, and oviotion supply ports ore controlled through the S-i Division, one ot tive divisions within the Supply Department. ' Within the Stores Ottice CGSKD, conscientious store- keepers ore busy compiling doto on present stock on hond, checking items needed, ond mointoining on occurote occount of stock to be procured tor oll divi- sions through the "miracle of replenishment." 409' we Replenishing, procurement of supplies by highline from one ship to another, was very prevalent among ships on the Mediterranean Cruise. It was a necessity which required the toil and sweat of practically all-hands during long hours ot work. The General Stores and Supply Repair usually were replenished every two or three weeks, with GSK receiving about 55 tons ot supplies from supply ships. Items of an emergency nature were ob- tained through COD tiights while at sea. FASTLANT, emergency delivery, requiring planes tlovvn from the States to Port Lyautey to Naples, via COD flights to the Forrestal, was sometimes feasible in emergency cases, usually an aviation supply order. Aviation Supply includes procurement ot aircratt parts, catapult and arresting gear parts, and special equipment from either replenishment or FASTLANT service. i r 1 u K "ZWf7fff 0297 ffff K W f ff V 9 f ff' Wf Zfffffhff ' f , V, ,WW ,vyvwf-vp -7 fm wfyyfvy: 74-wQw7Avf71Wwfm'wYv f ff f f f f f , , f , f , f f f , Cff'52wZW4fXfffi5 7 fvff X544 ff fiiff ,fiff , fffgfff ffyfffffff J yfvfp 4 iff k f4ffOVff!ff7fff4 f f fff fff ff? f fy 7 VMZZWO ff!fZ4fXf ,Off f f y 4 Q X2 X ?4fff'i 7Qf4f ff ff 'Ky fp W ffh ff W ! 1 jvawb ff ff ,vwfff ,J fvfff ff iff 0Af,f,fwffWf , Q9 ,mv , f 75ff,ff4'fM!,!fff?y f ,XQA , ff , 1 f Qnff fx f ,,,, ZZ??!Q40Z22!kWJ ffl yygymf X ffgma f W fZZ?fffW.5?27f!f ffm A, fi f ff! f , A I , 1 if' '. - 4 afi 3 I ? 5 A ,f11'Zi:. J:Ji.?1Iiiigl1E.QgLIi :,:??5:E?5iI.L:E7,:1:l?.3i, "C '35 1EE?l'1f'-f'5f,e5?.I1!-5?f.T5'1', 4595 I , I '-' 1'3" "7- "Chow" is not the name ot an oriental sailor but it may have been a Chinese war cry some time ago. Anyway, this cry is repeated three times a day over the PA system ot the Forrestal by the obnoxious, sustained, and shrill sound on the boatswain's pipe proclaiming that "dinner is served." Acknowledging this standard proclamation are the gourmets and gourmands who amble hastily trom all parts ot the ship to the hangar deck in order to take their place in the chow-lines. The meals are served, as well as prepared, in the two separate galleys, one in the forward part of the ship and the other in the after part. Both galley crews, consisting ot cooks, bakers, butchers, and stockmen, operate independently ot the other, still serving the same menu. ., .,.,,., Y, .W - ,fgrf-rg?-5,777 AVYYL3, mf ,,,,.,,,2, I ,KW ff, rw ,. P if 11 'HW 4, 4 7 W,..f,f-A , fy f rf ' ' , 0 0, 5 - -W 6 . ,,., X HA s ' ,fx fl S f., g ' ' One ot the biggest operations on board the Forrestal is the feeding of 3,000 en- listed men three times a day. A normal day's food consumption totals approximately six tons. One meal, a Sunday dinner, for example, will include tried chicken, mashed potatoes, green peas, hot rolls and c:oFfee. To prepare this, means the ship's commis- sarymen will start with two tons of chicken, three quarters at a ton ot peas, over one ton ot potatoes, 600 rolls, 650 pies, and 2l0 pounds of coftee. Replenishing SOO to 350 tons ot toool supplies every month from retrigerotor ond supply ships is o iob for oll-hcnncls. Sometimes, while ot o port ot coll, fresh fruits, vegetobles ond milk ore brought on boord the ship tor the crevv's consumption. Besides preporing ond serving oloily meols, the commissorymen onol messcooks mointoin night ro- tions. Anol os o speciol treot, o birtholoy coke, with o tull-course meol ot hlet mignon onol trench tries, is preporeol for oll crewmembers celebroting their birth- doys, The S-2M Division of the Supply Department is com- prised of non-rated men repre- senting every division on board the ship. These "mess cooks," who are temporarily assigned this duty for a period not to exceed three months per year, Work from sunrise through sun- set serving tood to the crevv- members, and cleaning both the galleys and messes. Inspec- tions are held before every meal by the Mess Deck Master- At - Arms Force who insures cleanliness habits as well as discipline among messmen. X ff AA Everydoy needs ond comTorTs for The For resTol s 3 500 mon crew ore provided by 23 soles cenTers locc1Ted ThroughouT The ship ond monned by Ships Service personnel Under The odmmlsTroTlve conTrol of The ships Supply DeporTmenT The men from S l Dlvlszon operoTe Tour reTcnl sTores Three TounTolns Two cloThlng ond smoll sTores Three borber shops o smoke shop o dry cleomng plonr o loundry o Tollor shop o Cobbler shop ond o hobby shop Four reToll sTores one especlolly seTos1de Tor The sole of foreign merchondrse sTock numerous luxury 1Tems IH oddlTlon To o sTondord supply of ToileT olrTicles TounToin pens, poper, ink, ond oTher sundries. The Three sodd founroins ore geored To Turn o-uT goodies C"geedunks"i in o ropid-Ere order. They sell ice creom, TruiT iuice, cookies, condy, ond conned specic1lTies. During The Med Cruise, o compiIoTion of Hgures wos drown up To reveol The omounT of geedunks which were sold in o one-rnonTh period. They were: 680 gollons of syrup, consumed in The vending rnochines C8160 goilons per yedri, 97,874 condy bdrs CT,T68,488 bors per yeori, ond 87,066 cor- Tons of cigoreTTes 11,044,792 cc1rTons per yeori. Q in e.-1 -, ,5,g,'-511' if5t:13,1ri3sEgf'f51:S.:35g1gqpg 3,EgvQ:?53i:1z5Eg:iQf r,g51.2:53. , 'I-rf 1: .1 .,,,,, .... .. ....,. . . ...-,,.... .,, ., ,., ,,v, , ,,,.,s..........:.,.L,,m.?,Z,,,,,El A million dollor business is mc1inToined Through The ll reToil ouTleTs of The Supply DeporTmenT on boord The ForresTol. The proTiTs mode from This business C5 To loyv on mosT iTemsl, is puT inTo The Welfore ond RecreoTion Fund ond is uTiliZed To ope-roTe The dry cleoning pldnT, loundry, hobby shop, ond The moTion picTures seen nighTly Throughoui' The ship. The modern equiprnenT seen ThroughouT The shops ond sTores of The S-3 Division is evidenced by The dry cleoninq pIonT, which con hondle i5O suiTs o doy, uTilizing o non- Tlornmoble solvenTg The loundry room, ougmenTed by Two receiving rooms, ond The cobbler shop, which repoirs c1bouT 500 shoes per rnonTh. 1 r R X F, .12 1 ,ifqitzcxilfsfj-'2! TLYL,g ,gg Y x X 33,1-N awk 'N if f f "7" :-'ff .4 F?-W1 " f f "fl - .-VT,-'1'7-'T 'Vf5Tf7?f if fr srss s ,L-' ' SK , f 55 5Zir?2S'?15'?l5?:2? f ' A "' -x 4. f,: -ws During The sudden deploymenT of The SixTh FIeeT To Jordon in April, The crewmembers prodicolly "monned The roll" of The reTurn of srronded ond TronsienT ForresTol- men CThe Disbursing Ofhcer vvos omong The "Pensions" ond he was The only person who knew The com- binoTion of The ship's sofe-D. The evenT. . .The enTire crew Wos "vviTh- out greenbocksn ond PAYDAY was one doy behind! Twice a monTh, usually on The i5Th and 3OTh, The Disbursing Office handed ouT Si70,000 To boTh officers and enlisTed men on The ForresTal. WiThin a maTTer of days, approximaTely 65W of The money handed ouT in The pay lines was reTurned To The Disbursing Office Through money order purchases, "geedunk" and foreign sTores sales, eTc .... Obediemly The sailors "passed in review" before Three disbursing personnel To claim Their hard-earned salary. The Disbursing Ofifice handled all pay rec- ords, Travel allowances, pay lines, and ex- changes of currency while The ship was aT a porT of call. Throughoui' The Med Cruise There were mony promi nenT roycil dignnories correspondenTs TV cornero men, ond Novol OTTic:ers who were guesTs oT The ForresTo1. Cc1Tering To The necessiTies ond comTorTs of These Very ImporTonT Personnel CVIP'sJ wols The S-5 Division. This division, supervised by one oFTicer ond Three chief peTTy oTTicers, rncnde cerToin ThoT These guesTs were provided wiTh procTicoIly oil The comTorTs of ci Tomous HilTon HoTeI. STevvords, consisTing of Filipinos, PuerTo Ri- cons, cmd Negroes, performed oll The dufies vvifh TocT, courTesy ond diplomocy in order To occommodovre These guesTs, os well os officers of The ForresTol. Doily, The sTewords cleoned Their sToTe rooms lfhe ForresTol hos obouT 265l, provided cleon linens, cleom loundry, ond quick-service dry cleoning To suiTs ond shirTs, ond fed Them in one of The Tour wordrooms, Three for Ship's Compony Officers ond one Tor The Flog STQTT ond Their speciol guesfs. ia' 1' , ' di? f' -zfg rkflfgfqfkp -xi-?21:'f3" ac1'3:P-Ti:-:Q 'Wiryf' Flie- ,ewan 136: 2, if f fn-1 ww' - "-' f':..f agf-f vlfw ,12ffv':4Sf,:51sig1 .U W.,-.-1 01 M.. -Wy. C" " - ' ' -"-"- -1-f I--vw N1 Y, Lyn:-':-' . , Va'-1-rl,-'ttf-ya--1.-,Q-if I I x ' ' ' L 4, w L f N y ,W 7 V4 ' XV , 5 f f ,A l ,Q f ' ,WW ' , 5 X B A , 4 Q ' - 3 f ' 1,1 , X 5 i i l l l l i l l l i : v l l i i 1 9 l l Drciped over lovv hills overlooking the boy, Naples hos been voriously described os the goyest city in the world ond the richest in con- trost. With its stotely Son Corlo ond Civic Opero Houses, its pciloces ond churches, ond its restouronts tinkling with music, Naples is considered o fine liberty tovvn. Most ot the liberty in Noples, however, vvos contined neor Fleet Lonoling. Within thot vicin- ity, soilors reloxed ot the Novymen's Enlisted Club, cite ond donced ot the USO Conteen, ond ottended the Civic Opero House. Returning to Fleet Londing, they bought silken goods, comeos, trinkets ond sondvviches from Itolion peddlers. R l H ffl lil 1. f. El sms -- A -L.-Q3 . L I l i xi 1 in ll 4 . i 3- 5 1, v i l lr l i 0 l ,LL s PCDMPEII . Highlights of The eighT-day sTay in Naples were The organized Tours To The famous lsle of Capri, The ancienT ruins of Pompeii and a ride in a cable car up The mounTain of Vesuvius. The ruins of The ancienT ciTy of Pompeii resembled Trodding grounds of a Na- 'rional Park, according To The crew- members who visiied This hisTorical ciTy, Through The auspices of The Special Serv- ices DeparTmenT. However, hisiory was well represenTed and evidenced in The fine examples of Pompeian life: The Houses of VeTTi and The Dancing Faun, The ciiy Forum and Basilica, The Roman BaThs, and The very unusual Happy Houses. Some sailors even picked up a Trinker or Two while deparTing from The ancienT ruins. f ffffr X W, ,, if A VZ. :f i Driving To The second largesT summiT of MounT Vesuvius was The second Tour offered by The American Express Company of Naples, along wiTh The visiT To Pompeii. Reaching This summiT, The sighT-seers Then venTured a Trip To The highesT summiT, a craTer, riding in cable cars. AT The Top of The mounT, one could see for miles and miles around, The ciTies of Pom- peii, Naples and smaller villages. Some sailors even dared The Trip down The paTh leading To The craTer's mouTh. Within The TwenTieTh cenTury, Vesuvius erupTed Two Times, once in 1906 when if wiped ouT an enTire Town, and again in 1944, a minor erupTion. g The mosT famous erupTion of Mount Vesu- vius occurred in The year 79 A.D. when iT annihilaTed The ciTy of Pompeii and iTs in- habiTanTs. ThroughouT The years, The ancienT ciTy remained buried unTil archeologisTs began excavaTions of The ancienT meTropolis in The beginning of The nineTeenTh cenTury. Now iT is a garden spoT for sighT-seers who are eager To beho-ld The glory ThaT was once a greaT ciTy. ,M .X,,, M,,.c,,W is CAPRI . . The romantic Isle of Capri, acclaimed the most beautiful island in the world, is located about l7 miles from Naples. Forrestalmen, boarding The steamer Santa Maria, from Naples, had little regard what wonderous beauty awaited them as they as- cended onto the luxury liner which afforded comfort, relaxation and sun basking. The first glimpse of Capri with its lofty rocky cliffs rising amidst The dark verdure of oak woods out of the surrounding unbelievably trans- parent blue waters and The mysterious little coves along The coastline, offered crewmembers an entrancing vision of almost inconceivable beauty far surpassing all possible expectation. Trodding from The steamer to motorboats, the sailors began a journey to the famous cave Blue Grotto which is located on the North side of Capri and is the island's most popular excursion. There they admired the uniquely beautiful sight of the Grotto's unusual blue lights, a reflection from the two mouths ofthe cave. Returning from the Blue Grotto, sailors dis- embarked the motorboats at The Marina Grande, the small port, under the lee of Mount Tiberius, with its picturesque hshermen's dwellings. I I .ff f sd? Q , wiv, .-, ,Q cd, W - F? ie ,T 9 V,,, I 'bp , f f Q Q The Town of Capri was reached by bus on a Tunicular railway which wound iTs way up The sTeep hillside among perfumed geraniums and vineyards. The railway cul- minaTed inTo a spacious Terrace overlooking The bay of Naples. The highlighT of The Tour of Capri was evidenced in The wondermenT of ForresTal- men as They rode, individually, on cable cars To The Top of The Isle or "Piazza." The Train of sailors boTh ahead and behind was indeed a picTure and a sight To see. As The ForresTal pulled ouT of The Bay of Naples, sailor's faces seemed To wear The eTiecT of lTalian folklore and cusToms. Their hearTs were back in Napoli, dear old Napoli! fwfr K , N L DIRET . w4TllEl -fulfill A VISIT OF ROYALTY Memories were made of this. That statement became a reality during the beginning of June when Monaco Royalty visited the Forrestal. His Highness Prince Rainier, Princess Grace, and Princess Antoinette of Monaco caused much activity on board the Forrestal when they went to sea on the aircraft carrier to witness a flight demonstration by Carrier Air Group One. Boarding the ship by boat in the morning, the Royal Party was received with tull military honors, full guard and band, and rUl:llGS and tiourishes. Enlisted men manned the rail as the party GP' proached the carrier. On arrival aboard the Forrestal, the Royal Party was greeted by Vice Admiral Charles R. Brown, Commander Sixth Fleet, Rear Admiral Murr E. Arnold, Commander Carrier Division Four, and the Forrestal's commanding otticer, Captain William E. Ellis. In a full day of activity, the Royal couple shunned royalty for a little While and donned a Mae West tor a tlight in a helicopter. Returning once again to the flight declc, the Prince and PrinCeSS went to the bridge to observe an aerial demonstration. Disregarding a barrage of crewmembers flashing camera lighTS in their passage, the Prince and Princess began a tour ot the ship'S galley and mess deck areas, vvardrooms, sick bay and an interesting ride on an escalator, prior to departing the ship. The Royal Party debarked by boat tor the picturesque coast- line and cloud-capped mountains ot Monaco late in the afternoon, as Forrestalmen again manned the rail. 208 V' i1vs7'fV7QZ+Q7 f7T'QfW?"7'fVfJ'v W WWYWQVW f4'!'-VW ffl?-'-w"f,W:'vH' Ms"-r mv-M' few' fn 'N-f 1.-A-v ff, .-N W... ff ..- f ,. A. 'Vs' W ff V W f f W4 f f W 7 .4 ,, , .mf W9 WW fwfr: A ,. WM Qs W" Ls f f ' far Z K'-Q Q fgsfi . ,3.. ww W Qsismwlff f f M 'Q Mwz.-f,fz.K yfwyg ff, f ff fy fi 442 4 , , V , W '-M541 is 7 gyms, ' wwf., x-GND' 2 74xfc.Ii2 74,41-X'f ' 5 QWZGM W J sf, 4 CNW 5 .Ag-Q W wr We fm A ,f , ""Wf5WW7W' f 1 if? fw ffgf' M14 ,:.ff',1m' 'z 9- Me . .. . , . ,,... ..,, , wwewwfywwipwhd-QWww MMM !MzJ,,faK M.. MMMJ M Z f , , , RADM Murr E. Arnold, Commander Car- rier Division Four lComCarDivFourl and his staff was on board the Forrestal during the Med Cruise. This Flag Stall was responsible for the actual planning and carrying out of operations of Task Force 60, often called, ot the Sixth Fleet. "The Sunday Punch" Day by day administration and comple- tion ot mission of Task Force 60 was con- Plot. trolled from the Flag The total load of administrative which included communications, intelligence, as well as personnel were handled com- pletely by the members of the respective Flag Divisions. functions ' 4 1 P Q , 1 , i I I . i , 1 ! i . 2 1 210 5, My Port after port, ComCarDivFour carried out their com- bined social and diplomatic mission. Usually the first day in port was spent in making formal calls on dignitaries ashore. On the second day the local olticials repay the Admiral's call. On hand to help Carrier Division Four with its protocol were the members of ComAirLant Band Unit loo, who were assigned to Flag Staff. This ine band, led by Chief Musician Andy Szlaga, not only played for visiting dignitaries but for concerts, dances at USO, and different servicemen clubs in the ports of call. ' 'Q.,.d5,i. Commander, Carrier Air Group One a derJohn S HHI USN xl fr 4 J- XQ f 1 -. v-J' W ffffmwf C W CVG- I 1 l T V l + llll ' The oircroft oboord the Forrestol for the ship's first deployment were flown by the pilots of Corrier Air Group One KCVG-ll, composed of five squodrons ond three detochments. The Air Group vvos commonded by CDR John S. Hill, who wos relieved on June 20, 1957, by CDR Williom C. Bryon. The home port for the Air Group is the Novol Air Stotion ot Cecil Field, Floridol. CVG-l cloims the distinction of being the first to deploy with "Demon" ond "Skyworrior" squodrons. Together with the "Skyrctiders," ond ougmented by o "Fury" ond ci "Cougor" squodron from ATG-T82 ond the photo, oll-vveother- ottock ond AEVV detochments, the Air Group boosts the most powerful single cclrrier bosed force in Novol history. Flying the Navy's newest, most powerful, and largest iet heavy attack aircraft, Heavy Attack Squadron One QVAH-ll brought to the Sixth Fleet a high performance plane capable of delivering a special weapons pay-load to any spot within a tremendous radius of action from the Forrestol. VAI-l-l, commanded by CDR J. F. Dorrington, and commissioned November l, l955, at NAS, Jacksonville, Florida, was the first squadron in the Fleet to receive the huge tvvin-iet A3D "Skywarrior." 215 A 'a ,., ,.,.,,,..:.fg -.W-.1 ..-v,,-.-.1,'gQ....-1--:H --- ,q-'far'-W-W,-ff 1' su "' - ' - In SepTember, l956, Two A3D's launched from The USS Shangrila off The Oregon coasT, Tlew non- sTop To Jacksonville via The Oklahoma CiTy air show aT an average speed oT 606 mph, winning The Doug- las Trophy. Honors were shared by COMHATVVING ONE, CapT. Tom Blackburn and CDR C. T. Frohne. During Fleef exercises aboard The ForresTal in mid- OcTober, Prince BernhardT of The NeTherlands became an honorary squadron member by riding Through an ASD carrier landing, and he also helped record The firsT "Royal BolTer" in Naval hisTory. When The Suez crisis developed in OcTober, 1956, VAH-l spliT inTo Two deTachmenTs and boarded The Two largesT carriers in The world, USS ForresTal and USS SaraToga, prepared Tor immediaTe acTion. T ...i-A ln mid-January, l957, VAI-l-l re- embarked on The ForresTal for The TlrsT carrier deploymenT of an en- Tire heavy aTTack squadron and The TlrsT regular deploymenT of The A3D, DespiTe many problems, such as lack of spare parTs, and iusT plain "being new," The squadron made an impressive show of sTriking power in The several FleeT exercises. Due To The greaT size and weighT of The ASD, several unusual prob- lems developed in maTTers of deck handling, caTapulT posiTioning, eTc. AlTer a week or Two of air opera- Tions, however, The flighT deck crews and plane handlers had goTTen used To The idiosyncrasies of The ThirTy Ton ieT. By The Time ThaT LT VV. F. Whalen and CDR lvl, H. Frohne logged The 9000Th and ll,OOOTh landings aboard, round- The-clock all-weaTher operaTion of The ASD had become rouTine. The sighT of The giganTic, swepT- winged, ieT-bomber riding down The groove onTo The broad TlighT deck of The ForresTal was Truly seeing a dream of Naval air power come True. ' -N - 1 fir' Q FN! fag isp Q Y Jw SN? X5 . fi X 1 N V S 'l qu, H F 1 x I i c I 'E W 1 4 1 1 l 1 1 w X u Fighter Squadron Fourteen CTophattersl IS the worlds oldest carrier based squadron It was born ln 1919 as part of the Arr Detachment Aurcraft Battle Force Paclt1c Fleet under the command of Captain l-l C lvlustm one of Naval Avratlon s outstanding ploneers Operating from the USS LANG l.EY In 1926 as VF 1 squadron pnlots were the flrst to establush the race track traffic pattern for carriers The squadrons Tophat Insignia dates back to 1927 when the skipper was Lieutenant Commander Arthur W Radford an off1cer destined to become Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff With Commander Walter Roach Jr as its skipper the Tophat Squadron vvas the t1rst fleet unut to be equipped with the Navys first all weather rnterceptors the supersonic Mc Donnell F31-l QN Demon Several VF 14 pilots partlclpated In the Fleet lndoctrlnatlon Program for the new plane and the squadrons operations from the Forrestal during the Med Cruise proved Its powerful capabllltles - E 1 l ,N X Mm' w M! 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VF-l4's primary mission is the interception and destruction ot enemy air- craft during darkness or inclement weather, although they are very effective as day fighters, too. An intercept is usually made with long-range surface radar directing the "Demons" until they can pick up the target on their own shorter range radar and "lock-on" tor the kill. The "Demons" are equipped with 20 millimeter guns and "Sidewinder" air-to-air missiles. World War ll saw the Tophatters in action in both oceans, from the invasion of North Africa to strikes on shipping in Norway, and from the Philip- pine landings to the first Naval air strikes on Tokyo. For their strikes on Pacific "battlegrounds," the squadron was awarded three Presidential Unit Citations. ,1lT'Q7' ,, KZ I mf7'X, 1047 5 ,Q ,Y . UW, ,N . fa- wwf- ww Q--w-sf rs:-wavw 'f"'fS7"r's'US'i' X-7fl9'VS'f"'6 f.5"455"'5 fr- 'f A 'IN 2.6 W .X yy 37 y K "W .H ' Il' 'XS . . .,ff,jQ I W "'hKb" f . ' - K . 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Ellis, Jr., ond flying North Americon FJ-SM "Furies," the squodron provided the protective oir defense umlorello over the Tczsk Force during doylight hours. While flying combot oir potrol hops over the Fleet, mdny successful intercepts were mode ogginst high flying ond high speed oircroft. g I Q s 1 2 W- 1 L if D Commissioned on July l, 1955, VF-84 begun iTs shorT buT busy his- Tory. DeploymenT loegon QT GuonTo- nomo Boy, Cubo, Tolloweol shorTly ThereofTer on The oircroTT corriers, Loke Chomploin oncl SoroTogo. In December l956, The squoolron re- ceived Word To boord The ForresTc1l. 230 Aafjlirilg L- 7 7 W ff W "" a "lv ff? 44 JW E f J ? 421 ff if 2 ,4 , 3 1 4 f'TY..i El f MU ,, 'gl .Q,9?4g 5431 22' 1' In choosing on emblem Tor Their squodron, The "FighTing SpiriTs of SevenTy-Six" lVA-76D chose o cocked hoT ond muskeT, symbols of The Americon RevoluTion ond The "MinuTe Men," who were reody To TTghT ogoinsT oll odds. During The Med Cruise, The squddron proved in boTh corrier ond NATO ex- ercises ThoT They hod chosen The righT emblem. The huge, ongled deck of The ForresTol TTrsT goT ocquoinTed vviTh The low-level oTTock F9F-8B "Cougorsf' of VA-76 during The TirsT crisis in The Middle EosT. ln o quick re-shuffling of Novel UniTs, The squodron wos chosen To ioin Air Group One on boord The ForresTol. AT ThoT Time VA-76 vvos oT GuonTonomo Boy, Cubo, oboord The corrier, USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN. The move from GTmo Boy To The ForresTol vvos compleTed in T8 hours, showing The squodron's reodiness. During This shorT deploymenT To ATlonTic vvoTers, LTJG J. G. Kunz mode The 6,000Th londing oboord The ForresTol. , wi T l 1 2 Commissioned on June i, T955 under The command of CDR F. J. Gibson, VA-76 once again ioined Air Group One on board The Lake Champlain in early January 1957. Then anoTher reshuFHing of The cards broughT The squadron back To The ForresTal and a Compleie Mediferranean Cruise. This Transfer To The ForresTaI was designed To increase The effecriveness of boTh aTTack carriers of Carrier Task Force 60, under The command of RADM Murr E. Arnold, Commander Carrier Division Four. The "Cougar" airc:raTT of VA-76 has special Weapon capabiliTies, as well as being used Tor low-level aTTack aT high speeds. ,VV ,-: aff ff-4 ,- -1 ,L ff 1 .V , - , , , , ,, ,, ,, , f fu gwzv- w--Q, ,..,,,:..-..: ' "':.:'-'--::- ' tj-f'-12' - -- - -f fe. .... if .L 1.1- , 4 , ,, Q, L l 21,1 . - f f- '--:'- :Yf sf-1.3.--q: :f,.,1 V1 ----- . .. 1 - M- -- ":":'.qf.1ff'g,2-'.f,L-,"2:.-L,g11.'-:,1:c..-..f'g4?',Z4':L--fu,4 A- ..171-gferg-ga-gfgpv-'gn-,gxm-?-,,.-,,.-,-,,.... ' - - gg -N---H -' A-'H Y--,. --.Q 71: :4 ...-JJ., Q.. ,-,A-A-' ,L-1 ' "' H " '- --- -11 If Y- -f:':v? ,,f.-,-Q ,W -,-, -:I TC-.g-1:-71:21-,,-L 5,-15:24 ff-: L-?:'?f,iQi':'-? i'a'::3ff:- -.wg--4,-I-xg?-Y.-L-,-,m.,.g, ,, ""' " " ' '-I" -1'-U ""4-"f-'-T- 41'f""1f- ':-'1i'i---''j.:::m"-52:1-I-S-sf-c , - A . ' '0' HG ' E10 ve. fn 1427 rg f ., ..,, f,f,,1.,, L, f ff f' H .gfc-f.9z,ff-M-W.,Lf f f , ..,.w .. , f.::af,.:p1fy-M774 V-f ff,-,0.,qf,'1 - W fsw wffffxff- yszyqq, ,f M ' " . q, -Q... -vnu' u-av' ,mf-fffe . W- 4 f W A ,W wb- M., g ?'ft2Ws7'W"7'7iWV' X ff.-w-vepg Krie g ,5fsr2.f,-1:5-w,f2.4,--2 si. wh 3 M, 4, ANNA Ai.sK,,.,fky,-,,fx 4,1 ,Q C, ffcf A X Af Q14 4, fzfw 4, msffsw..-fe,c. ,MM fsfffc-94.-W.-M., rf, Www, -W-mf ,-me, X. wswc-,sxavfe-Q4 M, yff.c4w..f:f,wg6w fsy-mlm--7,-v ws-ritasqy gwsgis emxwfs.g,vkwf,15faef Attack Squadron Fifteen was the For- restal's propeller-driven power punch dur- ing the Med Cruise. Commanded by CDR L. B. Jennings, VA-15 flew the AD6 "Slcyraider," some- times referred to- as the "backbone" of the Sixth Fleet's atomic and conventional weapons capability. The AD6 is a single engine attack plane which can carry its own weight in bombs off the flight deck. lt is sometimes referred to as the "weight-lifting champion" of the propeller class aircraft. To illustrate the versatility of the AD6 aircraft, one aircraft can strafe, shoot rockets, drop bombs and napalm, as well as being a standard atomic weapon de- livery plane. Unlike their jet pilot brothers, the VA-15 ovi- otors never discussed vvhot hoppened ot 40,000 feet, ond the speed ot sound with them vvos lust convention. Insteod, their mission colled tor lust the opposite. They tlevv lovv, slow ond long. Dur- ing the Med deployment it vvos not unusuol to vvotch the ADo's come oboord the Forrestol ot night oltter o ten to twelve hour lovv level hop. Just osk one ot the pilots the procedure ot such o trip, os he climbed vveorily out of the cockpit, ond he would hove most ossuredly replied, "lust routine." VA-15 is one of the plank-holding squadrons of the original Air Group One at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Commissioned in 1942, VA-15 saw action in the North African, North Atlantic, and Pacific areas when it flew both SBD's and TBM's. In 1948, the squadron received its first "Skyraider." Since 1948, VA-15 made several visits to the Med area on board the Midway class carriers. Previous to the Med Cruise on the Forrestal, they made a round-the-world Cruise aboard the USS Midway and participated in the Tachens evacua- tion off the China coast. xp Mun,-uv Provided with the night attack version of the venerable All Weather Attack Squadron Thirty Three leads a varied and interesting existence. The four aircraft are configured to provide night and all-weather attack capabilities to an attack carrier but with other capabilities unique to them among the air group. They are able to more than hold their own even in such powerful modern swept- wing company as is found in Carrier Air Group One. The two crewman seats and the capability of carrying and monitoring sonobuoys have determined the extra missions. They found themselves the anti-submarine war- fare squadron of the air group and the ready means of rescuing stranded personnel and aircraft in various coun- tries and islands throughout the Mediterranean. The ADSN is also equipped with radar, search-lights, and electronics countermeasure equipment. AD "Skyraider," the ADSN, Detachment Forty Two of ,ll Formed in the early summer of i956 and qualitying on the FDR and Forrestal both day and night, the de- tachment deployed with the Forrestal during the Suez Crisis and visited Lisbon. Then, after Christmas leave at home, once again the tour "Nans" were hoisted on board tor the extended Med Cruise. With all its various missions, Det. 42 has consistently outflovvn the re- mainder of the air group in average hours per plane and pilot day and night, as well as total night hours. All five pilots assigned have become Forrestal Centurions, and upon return- ing to the parent squadron in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the officers and enlisted men will look back on a record for which they may be iustly proud. i - ,,, ,.,, ,,, I -ff 'Q 47 Carrier Atrborne Early Warntng Squadron Twelve Detachment Forty Two CVAW l2l was formed tn early September of 1956 under the able guidance ot LCDR L W lZtpl Za borskl After extensive tra mng tn Instrument tlylng antlsubmarme war fare anrborne early warnmg and atr control the pilots proceeded wlth carrier qualtflcatlons on board the USS Leyte KCVS 321 The air controllers con tlnued tralnlng with other ptlots Whale the mauntalnence department readled planes tor the qualification cruise with the Forrestal .1' After axial-deck paddles qualification, The Team of VAVV-T2 detached from their parent squadron to Mayport, Florida. There the pilots had their first training on the mirror "meaTball" landing system, Qualifications on the mirror-angled deck were completed in October of '56, After resting for two weeks at the home station of Quonset Point, Rhode Island, the team deployed on what later proved to be the "Lisbon Cruise." The high polish with which the team operated on the Med Cruise with the Forrestal was obtained during the latter stages of that emergency deployment. During the Mediterranean Cruise, VAW-T2 broke many squadron records. The number of hours flown in the ADSW "guppy" aircraft, a plane used in anti-submarine warfare, almost doubled any number set by a previous detachment. i 246 V ' ,,f' MSW ,N ZW 2 4 549, '7 xw ' ' v ,dwg VFP-62, Detachment 42, under the Officer-in-Charge, LCDR Art Hacker, flew four photographic-configured F2l-l "Banshee" aircraft. The Detachment was composed of four pilots, a photo- interpretation officer, leading chief, and twenty-seven men. 1 In a combatant situation their mission would have been: ill to co-nduct aerial photographic reconnaissance in support of Fleet operations, and CQD to possess the capability of providing first phase photographic interpretation reports and damage assessment information. The "photo Banshees" are capable of carrying, simultaneously, cameras of three different focal lengths. All of these cameras can be rotated to various positions and operated independently or together. Changes of mounts allow further variety of camera configuration to the planes, giving effective photog- raphy at altitudes from 300 to 50,000 feet and speeds up to 500 knots. A single plane can bring back as much as 1200 feet of exposed film from one sortie. The parent squadron of the phofo defachmenf is based at NAS, Jacksonville, Florida. Commissioned in l949, The squadron has grown from its original size of I3 officers and 88 men To i'rs present size of lOO olalicers and over 500 men. During This eight-year history, over eighfy de- Tachmenis have deployed onto over tvvenfy diflerenf air- craft carriers. -. i A x 1 N I c, .Wfff4,,, , V ,,, W ., - , V ,, x WWWWQTW V ,..,,4.W,g, X .,,,,.N,,M7ff47:" I ,WM,W-w"""""' f-414677 1' ,,,,.,w'W'W l The Helicopter Detachment, manned by two pilots and seven crewmembers, had an ardurous and im- portant function aboard ship during the Med Cruise. They provided plane guards for rescue purposes, as well as enabling indispensable mail and pas- senger service between ships while underway. Ac- commodations were made in helicopter flights for VlP's, TV cameramen, news correspondents, and our own photo personnel to take aerial pictures of the Forrestal and its activities while serving in the Medi- terranean. - During the Cruise, many crewmembers wondered why the helicopter flew so low off the flight deck during initial take-offs. The reason was to accelerate quickly to a safer airspeed with a mimimum of high power from the engine, as well as to move into less turbulant air as soon as possible. At the conclusion of the Cruise, the Helicopter Detachment returned to Norfolk, Virginia, and its parent squadron, Helicopter Utility Squadron Two, Detachment One. 253 , , i,,V. 4 , rf VV V ,.VV., ,QV , ,V ,, ,,,V,Vk,,,: ,V -f ,, V, ,aff-4 , ,,V,.,fe,.t,,, :fb 'W IV, 4,7,y,V,3V,,r,", ,, f , V: YQ VfVf-tf41r5y.M5:i,,g9,,,3 fiwyf f ,n, nj: M ,QVyt"f' 2,51 yy f-Vt! 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