Fort Snelling (LSD 30) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1984

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USS FORT SNELLING LSD 30 Her Final Voyage ■ • L il I •t Jwt - ' Saint George Grenada The restful waters of the Caribbean And the plush foliage of the island Whispered of serenity and contentment. What a contradiction to this Marxist coup! Within a week, the takeover was oboted; The streets come alive again As the American flag rippled in the gentle breeze. Our mission was accomplished And tranquility was restored. ,le of Spice lives in peace, ks to Urgent Fury. 1984 Cruise Book Staff: SM2 Warren Sybrandt - photographer, dork roorr and advisor. GMG2 Lewis Rogers - photographer and ac J02 Thomas Hyott - photographer and advisor Commanding Officer Commander William I. Taylor, III was commissioned Ensign July 30, 1965. After his first four assignments, he reported to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 and served as Company Officer until 1977. He then attended the Naval War College in Newport, FU. He reported to USS Truckee (AO 147) in 1978 as Executive Officer and served until decommissioning in 1980. He then served as Executive Officer of Fleer Composite Operational Readiness Group Two at the Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, VA., until he reported aboard USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30) on December 18, 1981 and assumed duties as Commanding Officer. He served as the ship ' s commanding officer until he was relieved of these duties March 19, 1984. Commanding Officer Commander Richard J. McCarthy is a 1964 NROTC graduate of Notre Dame and was commissioned as an Ensign in August of that year. He received a degree from the University of Hawaii in 1971 and graduated from the United States War College in 1982. His assignments include: USS Dratfleboro (EPCER 852) as Damage Control Assistant; USS Dominant (MSO 431) as First Lieutenant and Minesweep Officer; USS Reedbird (MSC (0) 51) as Officer in Charge; Headquarters United States Forces Japan as an Aide and Protocol Officer; USS Vesuvius (AE 15) as Engineer Officer; Arotu Naval Base, Salvador, Brazil, os an Exchange Officer in the Brazilian Navy Ship Repair Facility; USS Conyngham (DDG17) as Engineer Officer. He served as Executive Officer on USS Nashville (LPD 13); and as Executive Assistant to the Director of Plans and Policy, rapid Deployment Joint Task Force United States Central Command. He relieved Commander Taylor March 19, 1984, as Commanding Officer of USS Fort Snelling (LSD 30). Executive Officer Lieutenant Commandet Bruce E. Dunscombe joined the U.S. Navy in March 1973 and served as Navigator aboard USS Knox (FF 1052). His next assignment was that of Executive Officer onboard USS Takelma (ATF 113). Following this tour, he acted as Operations Officer aboard USS Pharris (FF 1094). Upon completion of o tour as First Lieutenant aboard USS Manitowoc (LST 1180), he served as Flag Secretary for the Amphibious Group Two Staff. Department Heads LCDR Kelley First Lieutenant LCDR Briscoe Chief Engineer LCDR Gilchriest Operations Boss LT Segich Supply Officer LT Gigioli Navigator X Division YN5N Pringle PN2 Brock SN Suckiel: I ' ll never learn to like Navy paperwork becomes a fad. unless it MA1 Davis Navigation Ifs not my place to run the ship Or act as Captain ' s porter. As quartermaster I plot the course, But mine is nor an order. It ' s not my place to dock the boat Or even clang the bell. But let the darn thing go off course And see who catches Hell. QM3 Alexander: Thoughts of a wife and child back home can QMSN Heffron: Without Cathy Lee, these charts are really a lonely make even filing not so routine. task. QMSN Lindros Medical In the back, HM3 Davidson embraces his personal patient. When celebrities come to town, they receive medical attention at our facility. HMC Joyner HM2 Wesley Grenada Urgent Fury 10 Cookout 7 — • - r - - f " Signal Gang Signalmen stand watches on the signal bridge, send and receive messages by flashing light; maintain visual signal equipment; render passing honors to ships; display ensigns and personal flags; and repair flags, pennants, and ensigns, etc ... , SMSN Johnonnesom Get out of the way, Diana D, or you ' ll be sorry. SM2 Sybrandt: On the signal bridge SMSR Lewalskh An official log must be done In the proper attire. J SM2 Sybrandt: Darkroom specialist Radiomen Pi w i flod ' o Gong LTJG Mortemore RM2 Spotz RMSA Weaver RM3 Huff: I wonder what this wire does? RM1 Martin: I don ' t do windows, but I do paint doors. RMSN Ford RMSA Snow RMSN Miller 13 0 Division Our primary mission is to provide the organized collection, display, evalua- tion, and rapid dissemination of impor- tant tactical information and intelligence to command and control stations. CIC is responsible for keeping the Command- ing Officer or whomever he has delegated as his representative (ordinari- ly the Officer of the Deck) advised of the current tactical situation, enabling him to make a final evaluation. Honorable watch standing in Grenada i OS5R Garcia: In the 3rd race. Golden Mayer is the favorite OSSR Belcastro: In one ear and out the other ENS Gibson and LCDR Gilchriest: If we keep smiling, no one will know we glued our hands together. OS2 Glenn and OS2 White OE Division OE Division ' s technicians maintai and repair the ship ' s electronic equip ment. This equipment ranges from radar systems, communications systems, to navigational gear which includes satellite navigation. We also keep up auxiliary components for each major system. EW Hall: Yes, Gabon. ' Send over a pizza with everything on it. That ' s right . . . Beirut. f ET1 Gogan: The only problem with this MARS station is thatttdoesn ' t come equipped with an answermg semce. r 16 ET3 Turner ENS Byrd ET1 Brenner BINGO NIGHT I V 4 9 i g v T ■ " ? m ilfl . x-. UJ 3 u I- O Zj UJ lil n ' o - ■X 2 A O UJ tU g y. 18 First Division Firsf Division does ir wifh closs. Yes, rhis describes First Division perfectly. Every time the ship goes into ony evolu- tion, First Division is on the job corrying the load or hoisting the anchor. Underway replenish- ments ore our specialty, with First Division handling 4 of the 6 lines between ships. " All gain with no pain " as we do our job with all safety precautions observed. Well deck and crone operations occupy much of our rime while underway. Dos ' n Gray km SN Crile SA Hunter: I ' m just a cool dude; SN Cintron: " Sweepers, sweepers there ' s no question about it. ... " is my favorite time of day. SN Bosnight YN3 Hooker: Life in the deck office can be a bear. 21 Second Division Second Division is o group that ties up o lot of odds and ends. These doily work loads consist of preserva- tion, cleaning, and painting. We also have numerous evolutions such as mooring the ship, dropping our accommodation ladder, putting the strategical Seafox and Landing Craft VP-4 in the water, bringing alongside the patrol boats, replenishing them and other croft, operating the crane, and manning up special procedures such as boot operations in the well deck. SN Glvens 5N Jansen 03-5 ' DM2 Rogers: I ' m studying my chief qualifications. See . . . my cup. 22 DM3 Meyer WW. )yta tfMfi B 1 1 1- J V SN McRoe ML I II 5A Higgins flA C Porath: Can anyone direct me to the deck office? SA Coones and SA Spurlock DM2 Armistead: This is sooo exciting. 23 SA Massenburg 4H? • tfS m ■■£? 9 - " V ' SA Reeves IJ ' ' Ml of m HI ! H w fl M5 4 DoWs 24 5ft Simmons SN Doothe DM1 Johnson Third Division Gunner ' s Mares oper- ore, moinroin and repair all gunnery eq uipmenr and ore also responsible for handling and srorage of embark ed rroop ommunirion and missiles. SN Massey. A potatoe chip or two between flight quarters? GMG2 Gibson: Tote that barge, lift that bail. 25 GMGSN Twochtmann: Well, I ' m just as pleased as peach about all of this nonsense . . . yep. CPL McAllister and LCPL Williams Assault Craft Unit 27 " Commence Holiday Routine . . . 28 Now Flight Quarters, Flight Quarters . . . " i Ym 7 r 29 mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmamm Bob Hope ' s " Christmas In Beirut " Show Dixie Dooley and His Magic Act MM ■ - K ft i 37 Charlton Heston Haifa, Israel He ' s a bright lad. He ' s only been here one This way, Mr. Heston, to the sauna afternoon and is already a qualified Sound and and billiard rooms. Security watch stander. 40 CPO Mess: Charlton Heston quickly learned that the biggest entertain- ment in the chiefs ' mess was staring at the walls. Look, Chief, a new IC striker. Awards Re-ups 41 Ship ' s Party in Israel . MARINE BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! S l Division ■ ■ SKSN Lofgren: This is an eviction form. You guys are behind in your rent. S-2 Division MS3 McCullen: A moment ' s rest before feeding the masses. MS3 Martin MS2 Wilk jL - l MB 1 ,; ■ i 1 MS3 Dalzanelli and SHSN Warner: A toast . . . to the good life. MSSN McAllister S-3 Division The busy efforts of the men in 5-3 Division resulted in quality and timely laundry services, a well stocked ship ' s store, tantalizing tidbits for the tummy in the ship ' s " geedunk, " a variety of cold sodas available in the vending machines, military haircuts for one and all, and very impressive profits from the retail outlets to enhance the ship ' s welfare and recreation fund. SH5N Warner and SH1 Johnson SHSN Warner S-4 Division S-5 Division EVACUATION 50 r r vv- x, ' , SUM ,-» Marine Redeployment T A Division A Gong is assigned the task of providing oir conditioning to all of the berthing comportments and to some vital equipment spaces. Also, A Gang manages to keep all refrigeration equipment cool. Another task of ours is care of all the hydraulic equipment, such as after steering, the two 50-ton cranes, and the stern gate. During engineering casualties, A Gang is within seconds of manning the two emergency diesel genera- tors. We also take care of the small boots onboard and provide assistance to all the embarked croft. A GANG FN Adams B Division DTFN Cooney DT3 Anderson DT3 McCarthy DTFA Nance DT1 Osgood FA Bivins BT2 Carnation DT3 Smith BT3 Barber E Division The Electrician ' s Mates and the Interior Communications Electricians work together to form what is known as E Division. The EMs service and operate the following systems and equipment: ship ' s service and emer- gency generators, power and light- ing distribution, controlers, various types of test equipment, and electrical motors. The IC men operate and maintain the following systems: ship ' s control, ship ' s entertainment (closed circuit television and radio), gyrocompass, ship ' s navigation and plotting, alarm warning and indicat- ing, closely regulated power supply, and a large number of internal ship ' s communication systems servicing various command and control centers. EMC Don nemo EM1 Bourgeois: Life as an LPO is difficult. EM2 Hustad: They sure don ' t make ' em the way they used to. 60 ICC Stems ICO Sorenson ICO Rittle EM FN Mulford 61 ICFA Call M Division The hole snipes of M Division work in rhe main machinery spaces. The rare held by personnel in M Division is rhe MM raring or Machinist ' s Mare. Machinist ' s Mates operare and mainrian ship propulsion machinery and associated equipment such as pumps, distilling plants, compressors, valves, oil gears, steam turbines, shafrs, and shaft bearings. In general, we are the crew that turns the screw. ■ MM 2 Morton CW04 Newman: Where ' s that going- away cake I was promised? LT Sibley: A loaf of bread and a gallon of milk? Yes. Sweetheart. 63 ■,- w " ' MM3 Brown: Just doing a little house-keeping MM3 Dipace: Why doesn ' t this wheel turn? V Pv r T fe j v MM3 Hernandez MM2 Petty MMFN Fredeloke MM2 Atwater 66 j ' ; MMFN Decoteau MM3 Mayville: Buddies to the end. m A FN Coffee MMFA Cook R Division HT1 Cooper: Who said you can ' t have your cake and eat it, too? HTC Stone: One push of the button and out comes a picture. 67 a t ySB B Jnfl B JHL I ( ■ ? r wr2 Worf . ■ U l HT3 Inscho and ENC Pernice: Like father, like son. HT2 Gould HT3 Novotny HTFN Stewart 68 HT2 Stein HTFN Miller GENERAL KELLEY VISIT Change of Command J " % ' ■■ : i J H f MP§ H : £ w " ' W T7 »«; i 71 Miscellaneous Everyone ' s favorite: Condition III gun mount watches Don ' t shoot- they ' re our allies. Some champagne with your caviar? A sumptuous beast for the Christmas feastl •HAM NEU) YfeAH ! Jacks or better to open, gentlemen. Now lay your chips on the On second thought, cancel my hotel reservation for Beirut, table. Look familiar? Who said we didn ' t get a picture of Diana D? 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