Fort Marion (LSD 22) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1964

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iHiimiriiij iiruwiUMnrtfTir TSnMJITMJMjM XCXOJ r ! i sttflHawitfMirtttOTTjffOT TiTtnTim»ilAVM fll I II III i ■»■ ■■ i ii ■— ii i mil l I. iim m mm UNDERWAY 1036, 14 JANUARY 1964 « ' i i OUR SKIPPER COMMANDER K. L. ANDERSON, USN a mi;ssa ;e from oik caitain To ill, ' OFFICERS ami MEN of FORT MARION One of the most enjoyable experiences for a man dedicated to the Navy is to serve in a fine ship kept l a fine crew. FORT MARIOft is that kind of shift. Her record ami the performance of the men who have huili her reputation meet ih high- est standerds of the Navy. This cruise look us to usual torts of call ami also to one or tiro other ports of unusual interest. It icas a continuation of the proud history of our ship. This service has contributed to the preservation of peace in tin- Far East ami Southern Asia ami to the promotion of mutual understanding ami cooperation between the peoples of East ami est. Both COMPHIBRON FIVE ami COMPHIBFORSEVENTH expressed their pleasure in our excellent performance of duty. Our personal experiences also have been rcry rewarding. To our families who have supported us in ttur dedication to the service and notched over our varied interests at home during this deployment we owe a special ileht of gratitude. To each man. each team, each division ami department, and to the ship ' s com- pany as a unit. I take sincere pleasure in extending a It ELL DONE. You have proved that you rati ' the E ' s ami Awards so proudly displayed on the bridge ami on the stacks. Utts u h.L. ANDERS ) Commander USN Commanding Officer USS FORT MARION LSD-22 USS FORT MARION is an LSD-Landing Ship Dock built from the keel up as an amphibious type ship and originally designed for assault operations in World ar II. The LSD is a unique ship combining the speed, maneuverability and endurance of other ships of her size with the ability to ballast and deballast like a floating drydock. The ballasting operation allows the ship to float landing craft and amphibious vehicles in the large well-deck. Thereby, the Navy ' s largest landing craft can be transported to the objective area and laun ched to proceed directly to the invasion beach. These craft include the LCI ' ( landing craft, utility), LOI (landing craft, mechanized), and LVT (landing vehicle, tracked). The LSD is also used as a boat haven or tender for landing craft and is equipped to repair limited numbers of these craft. She may, after debarking her cargo, serve as a control ship which guides landing craft to the beach by radar and radio. Other duties may include those of a hospital ship or a platform to launch and recover helicopters. The ship ' s storerooms, repair shops and fuel bunkers make it self-sustaining and capable of supporting the operations of amphibious craft and vehicles during extended operations. Her varied capabilities make the LSD the most versatile of naval vessels. USS FORT MARION is named after a famous fortification located at St. Augustine, Florida. which i the oldest defense work standing in the United States having been built bv the Spanish in 1672. FORT MARION was built by Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation in Chickasaw, Alabama with her keel being laid on 9 September 1944. FORT MARION was launched on 22 May 1945 and commissioned on 29 January 1946. FORT MARION is 457 9 " . It is powered by two (2) 9000 ILP. steam powered turbines with a maximum speed of I6V2 knots. Besides carrying its own ship ' s compliment of 247 enlisted men and 20 officers, FORT M VRION can also accommodate 175 enlisted men and 16 officer troops. Though commissiond too late for entry in World War II. FORT MARION saw a great deal of action in Korea. She served as flagship for the early phases of the daring Inchon landings and later participated in landings at W onsan, command raids and evacuation duties. m OUR XO LCDR. C. D. WILLIAMS, U. S. N. Aiding the Captain in his overall responsibility lor the ship is the Executive Officer. He reports directly to the Captain and is responsible for the execution of his orders. He is charged with maintaining the upkeep, good ordei efficiency of both vessel and crew. id OUR OFFICERS FIRST ROW : LTJG Moye, LT Zivich, LCDR Williams CDR Anderson, LT Anderson, LT IMazurek. LTJG Eischen. SECOND ROW: LTJG Schaag, LTJG Blankenfeld, Midshipmen Thompson, ENS Foster, Midshipman Pyrdybasy, ENS Tighe, LTJG Casey. THIRD ROW : LTJG Magnnson, LTJG Reece, ENS Wesson, ENS Shemper, LTJG Warren. The officers that serve on the FOKT MART ON have maiiv vaired duties hut their primary duties are to insure that the " FORT " is always ready to accomplish the commitments that are assigned by higher authority. Tht five department heads. Operations. Deck Engineering, Navigation and Supply report directly to the 0 on all matters pertaining to their respective departments. In turn, each department head has division officers who handle most of the every day problems that arise on the ship. Furthermore, the officers stand OOI) watches underway and in port. As officer of the Deck, an officer is the direct representative of the Commanding Officer. OOD ' s are responsible for the lives of some 250 men and the safety of a multi-million dollar ship. Theirs is a big job, but one that is handled competently by the officers of the FORT MARION. OUR CHIEFS SEATED: Murray. SEC: Fuller. MRC; Matlock, MMCS; Schroader, MMC; Bower. BTC: SI A I)I (, Bertino, KMC ; Uurling, Ej C ; Letko, BMD : Spielman, SKC : Swiney, ENC. Tlic twelve chief pett officer who served on hoard FORT MARION during her last cruise can call on 20. years combined naval experience in almost any situation. In field ranging from the clerical to the mechani- cal these chiefs contributed their " know-how " , helping the FORT maintain her " can do " reputation. Aside from things technical, this salt encrusted group was on hand with 205 years of sea stories an ever present cup of JOE to sec that life didn ' t get too placid for the " new " sailors Those with less than 10 years service) . FIRST DIVISION ? ®y0 g-4 V ■ V! |, V 1 ji gj -4 • ' J Ua- t t i £. Front row (1 to r) : Wilkes BM3, Richardson BM3, Dempewolf BM, LTJG Casey. Middle row (1 to r) : Pettigrew SN, Connell SA, Rhodes SA, Bettison SN, Shellv SN, Hamhriek SA Back row (1 to r) : Hilsted SN, Salcido SN, Hinds SA, Shuhin SN, Sherwood BM3 As a part of the Deck Department, the First Division is concerned primarily with maintenance and preservation of the weather decks, specifically those forward of Frame 50. Additional res- ponsibilities in this area include mooring, ground tackle, bi-line, and reple ni s hin g at sea. The division is also in charge of the bos ' n locker, paint locker and the motor whaleboat. First Division is also responsible to insure that our troop compartments are always ready for the embarkation of troops. Draw ! ' Once upon a time »! ' I V r i " " " o vmbb SECOND DIVISION ? IZ r I i -¥i v 7 i i Front row (1 to r) : Lane SA, Kerley SN, Truley SN, Moore BM3, Mcintosh BM2 Middle row (1 to r) : Letko BMC, ENS Foster, Grissett SA, Sterba SA, Hall SA, Kitson SA, ickersham SA. Ilaidcn S V. S I BM3, ENS Wesson Baek Row (1 to r) : Grant SN, Schaller SA, Wamble SA, Poper BMSN, Thornton SA, Barker SA, Loftv SN The Boatswain Mates and men of Second Division are sailors in the finest sense of the word. They handle lines, rig for refueling at sea, maintain and operate the Captain ' s GIG and LCVP and man the mounts for General Quarters. These men put in many Long hours maintaining the wLngwalls, the cranes and all the deck equipment aft of frame 50. All too often the men still have a chipping hammer or a steadying line in their hand when " Liberty Call " goes down. But this doesn ' t daunt the men of Second Division because they know they have a big job to do and it has to be done. 2ND DIVISION HARD AT WORK ?! -M t .1 bM - I J] r h This FLIGHT QUARTERS i how and these are the clowns that do it I m [t ' s done. THIKI) DIVISION 4 4 s tf u ' =£ ji : 8y Front row (1 lo r): Bennett GMG1, ENS tester. Coupland GMG1 Second row (1 to r): Draeger GMG3, Cochran SN, Rhodes FI 3, Beard 1 S Baek row (1 to r): Keinecker SA, Batulis SN, Froegel GMG3, Martin FTG3 Third Division may be small in manpower but they have a big job to do. They are in charge of the four 40 MM mounts and their associated equipment. Furthermore they maintain all the small arms that are carried aboard the FORT MARION. „ The Gunners Mates and Fire Controlmen dwell in their knowledge of the " Hows and lns of the ship ' s armament and associated compoments whose inner workings are a subject ot Loth curiosilv and awe to the uninitiated. Many hours are spent keeping the guns ... top mechanical condition readj to give evidence that we know how to get on target and stay there. f 4 •J 4 S " ! w8 ►ji A DIVISION Front row (1 to r): Myers EM, Arnold ENFN, Harvey ENFA, Harris EN3, Haskins FN, Chapman EN2, Fuller MRCA Back row (1 to r): Durling ENCA, Steiner MRFN, Currier EN2, Sager EN3, Honeycutt EN3, ENS Tijjhe The primary purpose of the " A " Division aboard ship is to keep all auxiliary machinery and equipment in a high state of readiness at all times, such as the ships boats which are diesel driven. The ship carries 6 spare engines in the engine overhaul shop for use in ease of engine failure on amphibious operations. " A " Division has the maintenance and upkeep of emergency diesel generator, emergency diesel fire pumps. 2 portable deek welders, steering gear, anchor windlass, refrigeration units, laundry and galley equipment, steam heating and machine shop lathes, milling machines etc. " A " Division has 13 highly trained men to take eare of any emergency that may occur. 3 15 DIVISION W ft Front row 1 to r): Rhodes FN, Rhode BTFN, Peel FN, Mcgrane BT2, Harrison BT3, Hillis BT2 Mi. Idle row (1 to r): ENS Shemper, Stemple BT3, Purscelley B 12. Orr FN, Ferree BT3, Stone FN, Bower BTC Baek row (1 to r): Hill FN, Amend FA, Sisk BT2, Sanders BT.i, Hinchcliff FN Missing (1 to r): Johnson BT2, Huffman BTI, Movie FA. Gray FN rort Marion ' s two boilers which suppl) steam to the main engines, generators and other auxi- liary equipment, are maintained by " B " Division. Standing watch round the clock in the sweltering (ire rooms, this division is made-up of dedicated men. Disregarding the grime and toil of cleaning lire sides and the constant danger of hot steam lines. " B " Division keeps the " Fort " on the mo e. Replenishment underwa) and in port is directed by the boiler lenders. Through their line work in this respect and the ship ' s gift of popcorn to each oiler that ser es us. the Fori Marion has become well-known throughout Wespac. " B " Division points with pride to the red " K " for Engineering on its stacks, and expects to add another hash-mark before our next cruise. This couldn ' t be the long, hot days work. Could it? " B " Division men take a little time out to relax after a long, hot days work. E DIVISION • - , 3 i |) - ; r ■ ' |p ' c Front row (1 to r): Eagan EM3, Futz FN, Deicli IC2, West ICFN, Wilson EM3, Linebarker FN, Bray EM] Back row (I to r): Swiney EMC, Davies EM2, Campbell EM3, Cantor EM2, Alston EM3, Durham EM 3, Foreman KM. ' i, ENS Tighe Vlmost every function involved in the operation of a naval ship depends upon electric power for its accomplishment. Electric power trains and elevates the rinis. the rudder, runs auxiliary machinery, runs ventilation motors, operates the interior communications and (ire control sys- tems, energizes the radar, and navigation equipment and through the radio provides communi- cation with other ships and shore. " E " Division operates and maintains all of this equipment with the exception of fire control sys- tems, radar, and radio equipment. M DIVISION •- v ». - . I ' M r 1 j M% y -•. . v " k i-xl— » Bottom row (1 to r) : Van Gundy FN, Hubeat MM3, Stowers FN, Walker MM2, McKinne) MM2, Cagle FN Second row: Matlock MMCS, Schroader MMC, Evans MM2, Richardson FA, Johnson FN, Brooks FA Cain MM2, Bridges MMFN, Lopez MMFN, Kutled-e MM I. LTJG Warner Back row: Greene FN, Sieler FN, Waid MM2, Fulghum MM3, Housknecht MM IN. Jacob MMFN, Catrou MMFA, Murphy FN, Cox FA, Gomez 1 The primary mission of " M " division, as the crow on tlie arm indicates, is to keep Un- screws turning. This entails upkeep and maintenance of all main engines, s s generators and the ship ' s evaporators. Whether we are steaming underway or on anxilliarv inport. " M " divi- sion men are on watch 24 hours a day insuring that we have the service we need to run a ship. s the " FORT " record indicates, the work hard and when the time comes they pla hard. PIMIRj UWMWMi 1 ! R DIVISION 1 ' ' ' o ■ j ■ ► - - im i f Front row (1 to r) : Siekkotter DC1, Davis DC3, Jorgensen SFM3, Leal FN, Slebodnik SFP2, Baumgardt FN, Dennis FJN Back row (1 to r) : Shaffer SF1, Fife SFP2, Zaragoza SFM2, Gutzman SFP3, Murray SFC, LTJG More, Seal SFM3, Deanda FM, Fox FN The " R " Division (Repair Division) is the backbone of the ship. There are manv technical kills and specialities involved in acomplishing the job. The primary job is the ballisting of the ship so that we can load and off load small craft. This a responsibilitv of all l{ Division personnel. The specialities and technical skill used in repair work cover welding, cutting, b the Shipfitter ' s. The Damage Control Men are responsibile for the battle readiness of the ship. This covers water tight integrity, material Damage Control, Carpentr) and repair of small boats. The job of the U Division is one of continuous effort striving for the goal of battle readiness at all times. —I P N HW8 vip ps r i n S 1 I ' U t nfirrnrpl hero am 1 ? N DIVISION mmm [ I ■ » t- s I V ' 1 V I - £i I ■ ' ■ : " ' ' : j -V -jy- vJ - 1 Front row (1 to r) Hill: I ' M:}. Mayers SN. Bailey SN. Shffield QM3, Freber YNN3, Taylor PM Back row (1 to r) : Richardson YN3, Elmore SN, Crawford SN, LTJG Eisehen, Powell QM3, QM3, Sueed PC3, Ingle QM2 The Navigation Department consists of the ship ' s office personnel, Quartermasters, and Postal Clerk. The veomen and Personnelmeii are charged with the all important responsibility of compiling and sifting the mvriad fragments of data which make vip our files and records. The (Quarter- masters, in addition to standing bridge watches and correcting charts, provided valuable assis- tance to the Navigator in keeping track of our position in over 25,000 miles of WESPAC steam- ing. Last but not least is the mailman, whose conscientious efforts kept us in touch with our friends and loved ones throughout the cruise. « k ,, :,,. A O DIVISION 1 ■ 5 § r v S o f • ... ' If Front row (1 to r): LTJG Magnuson, Mcjunkin RDSN, Bickley ET3, Wilson KM1, Kipp SMI, Hegemeyer SN, Crockett RDSN, Daley KD2 Middle row (1 to r): LTJG Schaag, Hon ET2, Myers SN, Harbor SN, Lindsey SM3, Marston HM3, Harris SM2, Wood SN, Fields RMSN, Reec ' e LTJG Back row (1 to r) : Bcrtino RMC, Harris RM1, Heltman HM2, Atkins RD1, Slovak RD3, Dcmav RDSN, Fox SN, Dctrick SM3, LT Anderson The Operations Department is the vital nerve center of the hip. From the signal bridge to the ET shack, from radio central to Combat Information Center falls the burden of keeping the FORT in on the " Big Picture " . " No rest for the weary " is the theme of the Radarmeii in C1C whose many tasks include tracking and evaluating air and surface contacts, low visibility piloting, and positive control of amphibious assualt waves as they hit the beach. Working side by side with these radarmcn are the Electronics Technicians who keep all the delicate electronics equipment in top working order and are on call ■■■ «r li t and day for emergency repairs. Me it tactical maneuvers or an amphibious landing, rest assured the Signalmen and Radiomen will be on hand ith their parti- cular knowledge of communications to keep the bridge informed. These men make up the team on which the " FORT " depends to do her job. tjr 4, V 4 - ; y S DIVISION j v , ■ % -4 i v s ' K Front row (1 to r): Damaso SD3, Miranda SHI, Hurt SH2, Hurt SH2, Abutin SK2, Spielman SK C Middle row (1 to r): LT Mazurek, Cuthbertson SK3, Adrian SN, Bidder SN, Gustidio DK2, Steen SN, Coddington CS3, LTJG Blankenfeld Back row (L to r) : Weber SN, Blanebard SK3, Schindele SKSN, Roberts, SN, Howard ! H2 A ship at sea, especially in WESPAC, must be able to sustain itself. Its crew must be fed, paid, given haircuts and laundry service. Thousands of items must be ordered, stocked and issued to keep the ship in operation. This is the mission of the Supply Department and " Service " is their motto. FORT MARION is particularly noted for its fine services. Its ship ' s Store and Soda Fountain rank among the best in the squadron. The Disbursing Office is always available with friendly and timely financial assistance. The Commissarymen keep the gaUey working twentj four hours a day to provide the crew with balanced, nutricious and well prepared meals. The Stewardsmen perform the same task for the officers and insure that the wardroom quests are well cared for. The Storekeepers order the needed materials, insuring that no requisition goes unfilled. Let us not forget the Ships Servicemen, who put in many long, hard hours operating the laundry and barber shop. Supply on the Fort is truly R. F. S. DECK LOG - ROUGH REMARKS SHEET UK 1 TED STATES SHIP (Dayj Watt) (Honthl . . . . - — ZteU te 1 - . I . ' ' . r ' ; s - - £24 -.. _. : • ■- :_, ,_ . j . ,_ . EXAMINED: U. S. N. COMMANDING tftf-gutAt " - U. S. N. NiVI ATOR DECK LOG - ROUGH REMARKS SHEET imiTFI) STATFS SHIP lOavi {Date) (Month ' , „ I ! 7 c Tt J 1 .AS- -v Z e I y £xs y crp t y -ge-pL it- - • ' y " 7) £tU £ t44S — EUMIKED: U. S. M. COWUHDIHG , , U. S. K. KAVIMTOR r fi -- -i » • i . ■ . " ■ ' ' " " " I ' M! " " " -r- r Qt V v -♦.,,_ i » awan I ! x - i w !■«■ iMwiwwi apan Tokyo Kamakura Kyoto Nara m A m I aiwan W v - iLia:i;3j v »«i-i t- ong KonO «■■■■„, " - . HONGKONG HILTON | ■■■■■■■■■■■■■BIIIIRDIBC ■ li»inn I ni 1»:tpl ' r3 7 ' ' —™ ' Wm } Administrative Inspection Once each competitive year all ships in PhibRonFive are given an administrative ms- pection. On Monday morning, 25 May 1964, the inspectors from PhibRonFive descended upon us. ' They inspected our records and dug through our files. Then they made a complete inspection of the ship from stem to stern and from the bilges to the yardarms. No tears were shed when the inspectors departed late that afternoon. But, bright and early Tuesday morning the Commodore arrived to take a good look at us for himself. What were the results? " Excellent, " said the Com- modore and his staff, as a matter of fact, a very high excellent. i J I 1 ■ v ' ' ' J ' Captain ' s Inspection Loading and OSS loading The famous popcorn ship r 9 ■ { 1 1 i : ' tt -9-e- - ,1 Refueling ' ii t ; ■ ' 1ii - ' % : ' • u £J s c£ iz0 ¥ H " ' J I V-« , V Sj ■Mi ' -jf l - JK ; ' k JjB y vs s I i rT. ( General Quarters P if " P ' i S -i . ' ,!• i L V People to people Program I r Operations Back-Pack Beach party OKINAWA ■s ? ' W ' ... 1 1 tti w j " Time oil ' from lianl work to relax a little A I j Mi l rats Tourist UU¥fH«« v lv- m m 8 I ii-iiccl ion -liinc Boatswain ' s mate fanc work n " old sail " " departs tii.- anil oik " OUR THOU!) FATHERS Tliese men reenlisted on hoard during our cruise and are com- monly referred to as " THE LIFERS " ' ■ftr. T- I ■ " Vr . — - __ rf ly k ■ X • " MEN ON THE WAY UP " Tliese men were all advanced in rating liile we were in West Pae " Ol It IIONOK MEN " • Kurd quarter one man is picked from ili - crew and i- designated ' • HONOB MEN FOR THE QI XKTIK " . To receive this honor, a man has to exhibit outstand- ing qualities l leadership ;ui l professional skill. Fifi, SFP2 and Arellano, SII2 i " « ' - - i « ' l llii award while we were in West Pac. " OUR FUTURE OFFICERS " The five Midshipmen that made their cruise with the Fort Marion this year hud a I »i fi job. Their ' s is lu learn the ways of shipboard life and the man} duties of being a junior officer. Cruise book staff CROCKET, SN: RICHARDSON. S ; ENS FOSTER: KITSON, SA DEMPE- WOLF, BM1, was not present for this picture. I ■■ " " ■■..,.»» I. IOII1 I.. lTnTTT1.ini. .TT T . r.TIirTlllUI »-L» r »I ». VV V TJTU X TATTTt .TJ I. »U I.»T lIlJ. J ,UA ..T.T.TU.l.. ».-r T.T, 1111 MIJ ..... i,w-,„. .. t.,— .

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