WESTPAC 63-64 m: H ■F w » 10 OCTOBER 1963 ■ m » n»jfiwf ' w?inw rvw v 9i.wimww -vv WM i w : [ gs7«v? DEDICATION This book is dedicated to the families and friends we left behind. It is hoped that through these pages they can share some of our experiences. ■ ;-y-:-;:-.. COMMANDER, DESTROYER SQUADRON 23 Captain Carl R. Dwyer, USN Captain Carl R. DWYER, COMDESRON 23, was born in Edgerton, Kansas. After an education that included an Associate of Arts degree in Engineering from Oklahoma A and M College, Commodore DWYER entered the United States Naval Academy. He was commissioned Ensign in the class of 1938. He then attended Submarine School and in 1942 was designated a submariner. During World War II , Commodore DWYER served on the USS SAURY (SS 189) and commanded the USS PUFFER (SS 268). When the war ended he went to the United States Naval Academy as an instructor in electronics. Since then he has commanded the USS REQUIN (SS 481), USS FISKE (DD 842) and USS ROOKS (DD 804). He has also served twice on staff duty with OPNAV and has been Commo- dore of DESDIV 132. In July 1963, Commodore DWYER assumed his present billet of Commander Destroyer Squadron TWENTY -THREE. Among his many medals and decorations, Commodore DWYER wears the Navy Cross, the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Combat Distinguished Device and Gold Star, the Letter of Commendation with Combat Distinguished Device and the Army Presidential Unit Citation. Destroyer Squadron 23 »Jo» ; M J il i ■p: — i i TV - !»3 ;:! ' :.: ■.. ' ' .■.! s COMMANDING OFFICER USS FRANK E. EVANS DD754 COMMANDER NELSON W. SANDERS, USN Commander Nelson W. SANDERS, USN, was born in Protec- tion, Kansas. He was commissioned Ensign in the Navy in 1943. During World War II he served on board the USS PENSACOLA (CA 24) where he saw combat in the Battles of Coral Sea, Midway and Santa Cruz. He served on three escort carriers during the late part of the war, filling a variety of billets which included assistant damage control officer, assistant gunnery officer and navigator. These carriers were the USS SOLOMONS (CVE 67), USS CHARGER (CVE 30) and USS POINT CRUZ (CVE 119). Since the war CDR SANDERS has had a wide variety of duties. He served for 22 months in the Korean combat area as first lieutenant on USS HELENA (CA 75) and as gunnery officer on USS TAUSSIG (DD 746). On another tour of sea duty he was the Executive Officer of USS BLUE (DD 744). In one tour of shore duty he was field officer and ordnance officer at the U. S. Naval Ammunition and Net Depot at Seal Beach, California. He also served a tour with the Alaskan Com- mand just prior to taking command of the EVANS. The EVANS is his third command. Previously he commanded the USS CURRIER (DE 700) and USS KNUDSON (APD 101). CDR SANDERS took command of the EVANS on her last cruise in October 1962. In June 1963 he led her to the Annual Ney Memo- rial Award for the outstanding mess aflo at. Some of the medals which CDR SANDERS wears include the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat V, the Purple Heart and the World War II and Korean service ribbons. CDR SANDERS, his wife, Mary, and their two sons, Wade and Stephen, reside in Long Beach. SHIP ' S v $xO 3E ■ - K r w . - | M EXECUTIVE LCDR J. F. DANIS, USN LCDR J. F. DANIS was our Executive Officer on the cruise until he was relieved at the end of January. He had reported aboard the EVANS during her last cruise in August 1962, coming from a year at the Naval War College in Newport, R. I. During his tour on board the EVANS he helped guide the ship to the Annual Edward F. Ney Award for the outstanding mess afloat in 1963. His last efforts on board were rewarded by a grade of Excellent for the ship ' s Annual Administrative Inspection. LCDR DANIS graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1949. As an Ensign he served on the staff of Commander SEVENTH Fleet on board the battleship MISSOURI, during the Korean War. Subsequent duty assignments took him to the Naval Postgraduate School at Monterey, California, where he received a degree in Engineering; and to OPNAV in Washington, where he worked with atomic energy ' s application to the Navy. He was also the main propulsion assistant on the USS HORNET (CVS 12). When he left the EVANS in February he was headed for a short school in Washington and then on to Paris, France, for duty on the staff of Military Aid and Assistance Group. Some of the decorations which he wears are the Bronz Star Medal, the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. OFFICERS LCDR C. H. LOHR, USN LCDR C. H. LOHR relieved as Executive Officer at the end of January. He came to the EVANS from the Staff of COMDES- RON 23 where he had been the Staff Material Officer. In 1953 LCDR LOHR was commissioned Ensign through the Regular NROTC program at Miami University of Ohio. His first assignment took him to the USS BORDELON (DDR 887) for duty as Damage Control Assistant. From there he went to Auburn University in Alabama as an NROTC Instructor. He taught Navigation and Engineering for two years, completing his tour in 1957. His interest in naval intelligence prompted him to seek it as a sub- specialty. First he attended the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California where he studied naval intelli- gence for two years. His next stop was Washington, D.C. . Here he served in the Counterintelligence Branch of the Office of Naval Intelligence before going to the Staff of COMDESRON 23. He also served as the Executive Officer of the USS ACME (MSO 508) from 1957 to 1959. It was there that he had a real chance to use the navigation he had taught at Auburn and to ac- quire the skill at which the EVANS ' quartermasters never cease to marvel. LCDR LOHR, his wife Jackie, and their three children re- side in Long Beach. OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT The Operations Officer, LT W. L. BRENNEN The Operations Officer, LT W. L. BRENNEN, heads a large, complex organization. The department consists of two divisions. Their personnel navigate the ship, care for her sick, handle her correspondence, send and receive all of her external communica- tions, operate her radars and maintain most of her electronic equipment. If it is not the largest department on this ship, it is certainly the most senior. With no less than 6 officers until LT (jg) D. I. O ' NEILL left in February, it had only two fewer officers than the rest of the departments combined. Added to The ET ' s, Top Row from Left to Right: LANDIN, D. W., ETNSN; ORTIZ, L. , ETR3; MILLER, R.M., ETNSNj and LUND, R.A., ETN3 . Bottom Row, Left to Right: KLIMKIEWICZ, J.W., ETRSN; GAUGL, E.P., SN; ROSCHKE, R.A., ETRSN; and PORTER, A.C., ETR2 these were two chief petty officers and seven first class petty officers. All this for only two divisions gives an idea of the importance of the job of the Opera- tions Department. OC Division looks at quarters like the Bureau of Missing Persons. LT (jg) G. A. CHAUNCEY, the Communications Officer, was also OC Division Officer during the cruise. He was assisted in various phases of his division ' s work by ENS S. A. BARCLAY who ran the Ship ' s Office and headed the navigation team. There are six different ratings Above are the radarmen from left to right. Front Row: HOWARD, W.H., RDSN; BOOMGAARDEN, D.E., RD1; H»DGS®N, G.B., RD1; and DOVER, F. W., RD2. Middle Row: PETRIK, J.J. , RDSN; DILLARD, D.G., RD3; MARLETT, G.C., RDSN; GALILEY, G.R., RD2; BOOHER, J. A., RDSN. Top Row: JONES, M.E. RD2; CAYA, G.E., RD3; COFFEY, J.D., SN; PAYNE, H.F., RD3; ANTHONY, T.D., RDSN; and CHILD, R.A., RD3 . " He ' s not here; may I take a message? " At the right: ENS M. H. WEST, Chief Radarmen CO. HOLSOMBACK and LTJG T. L. JOHNSON. How do you spell nots ? " " This set has a lousy picture " 11 I ' Z ■ »■ .-«■? LTJG G. A. CHAUNCEY and Chief Radioman M. D. SHAW represented in OC Division. " Doc " WILSON, HM1, ran a taut sick bay dur- ing the cruise. He was most popular when doling out shots of brandy to per- sonnel who had gotten wet and cold dur- ing an underway replenishment. This is similar to being a bartender when some- one cries " drinks for the house on me. " Then there was the ship ' s office. PURTZER, PN1, andSITNIC, PN2, handled service records, transfers, and swaps smoothly and efficiently. The Yeoman were OSTRANDER, YN3, and DELL, YN3. They typed volumes of letters, reports, plans-of-the-day, and kept the filing system. They were very valuable. No one could find anything in the office without them. OC Division personnel also do the ship ' s navigating. DAWSON, QM1 led a good group of quartermasters. WRIGHT, QM3, HUBER, QMSN, and RAGIEL, SN, completed his team. When not standing watches on the bridge or correcting charts (DAWSON prefers to call them maps) the quartermasters could be found reading " Playboy " in the chart room. The final two ratings in OC Division are responsible for the ship ' s external communications. These are the radio- men and signalmen. During the cruise Chief M. D. SHAW headed the RM ' s. He, along with FISHER, RM1, WOOD, RM2, MAC ARTHUR, RM3 - the list is too long to finish - typed incoming and outgoing messages, routed them and listened to the radios in Radio Central. From them we got the news at sea; but perhaps their most notable contribution was picking up the Army-Navy game so The Radiomen are: Top Row, Left to Right: GILBERTSON, G.D., RMSN; WOOD, R.J., RM2; HOLM, N., RM2 ; and MC ARTHUR, D.H., RM3; Middle Row: FISHER, J.K., RM1; HAYENGA, D.L., RMSN; SILVA, J.B., RMSN; and PORINCHAK, J., RM2; Bottom Row: SMITH, J. A. , RM3; PATTERSON, H.W., SN; and LEG ER, R.N., RM3. 12 The Signalmen, left to right are: JOHNSON, P.J., SM2; WHITNEY, G.H., SM3; DUNCAN, CD., SN; MOSCOSO, T.T., SM3; and NICHOLS, C.A., SN. " Now what? 1 UNAUTHOR PERSONNEL KEEP OUT Cxclusiot? AIR CONDITIONED SPACE KEEP CLOSED " It ' s 0800, where is my breakfast " " Get a repeat on the last hundred groups ' Need we add more ? " Dear Mom, this cruise is fun. " Signal Bridge aye " 13 u The Quartermasters, from Left to Right: DAWSON, K.A., QM1; HUMBER, C.G., QMSN; and WRIGHT, C.H. QM3. The Hospitalmen from Left to Right: YEAR WOOD, J.L. , SN; and WILSON, C.E., HM1. " All I see is a photographer " that Mr. BARCLAY and the other Roger Staubach fans could follow their hero to victory. Signalmen stood long, cold watches on the signal bridge. REGAN, SMI, was their leading petty officer. He was ably assisted by JOHNSON, SM2 , WHITNEY, SM3, MOSCOSO, SM3, and DUNCAN and NICHOLS, SN. Through them passed most of our operational traffic at sea. This kept them quite busy, making the long, cold, watches seem short and at times very hot. The other operations division has an equally mysterious name - 01 - but not as many different ratings. This division is the home of the Radarmen, Electronic Technicians and the ship ' s Postal Clerk, " Mighty fine brandy, Doc " CIC! 14 The Ship ' s Office from Left to Right: KROLL, K.T., SN; PURTZER, D.L., PN1; DELL, H.O., YN3; ENS S.A. BARCLAY; OSTRANDER, L.H., YN3; SEARLE, W.E., SN; and SITNIC, M.L., PN2. COTTINI, PCSN. As to why COTTINI was in 01, the rumor is that he got lost one morning on the way to DC Division quart- ers and LTJG T. L. JOHNSON, the OI Division Officer who was also the Postal Officer, grabbed him to add diversity to his all too undiverse division. Imagine having only two ratings as compared with OC ' s six. The Radarmen are a breed of men which inhabit a dark, smoke filled cave called " COMBAT " . They do a variety of things on their watches all of which are so important to the ship ' s operation that it causes them to smoke more than any other group on the ship. This is why combat is somke-filled. The reason it is dark is because the radarmen must see the many radar scopes that supply the in- formation they use to track contacts, as- sist the bridge in maneuvering and sta- tion keeping and so they can ' t see how smoke-filled it really is. Chief C. O. HOLSOMBACK was the leading radarman during the cruise. He had plenty of assistance from HODGSON, RD1, BOOMGAARDEN, RD1, DOVER, RD2, GALILEY, RD2, and JONES, RD2. Radarmen were chiefly known for the constant battle they waged with the bridge. Such courage in the face of adversity is one explanation of their excellent perfor- mance during the cruise. They can be proud of two grades of outstanding in the two competitive exercises they conducted. The electronics material officer, ENS M. H. WEST led the electronics technicians throughout the cruise. Men like PORTER, ETR2, LUND, ETN3, ORTIZ, ETR3, ROSCHKE, ETRSN, and LANDIN, ETNSN, repaired the radios and radars which are so vital to the ship ' s operations and which always seem to break down at the wrong times. It is difficult, to say the least, to work on a delicate piece of equipment while the ship takes 20 de- gree rolls; but these men did. Because of their efforts the ship had an excellent record of electronics readiness while in WESTPAC. When they weren ' t working they could usually be found in the ET shack. This is a small room with more HI FI equip- ment per square inch than Kanazawal ' s in Yokosuka. The ET ' s made good use of it, " Where are my orders! 0 «% 15 The Post Office, from Left to Right, COTTINI, S.D., PCSN. .■ WEAPONS DEPARTMENT The Weapons Officer, LTJG M. J. BKUNO though. They set up a radio station and supplied the crew with music through the ship ' s entertainment system. As a result of their efforts, everyone on board can now tell the difference between Johnny Cash, Ernest Tubb and Eddie Arnold; and this is no small, achievement. The WEAPONS DEPARTMENT is headed by the Weapons Officer, LT (jg) M. J. BRUNO. He used to be the " gun boss " but they changed his title when the department stopped being the Gunnery Department and started being the Weapons Department. Why this happened, no one seems to know. It must be that the Navy is getting more sophisticated and " gun boss " seemed too old fashioned and crude. The Weapons Department has three divisions - not all of which are concerned with weapons. They can be easily remem- bered by their all too logical names - First Division, Second Division and Third Divi- sion. None of this means that First Divi- sion is the first division on the ship. It ' s just a name - like Weapons Officer. First Division is composed entirely of Boatswain ' s Mates. During the cruise they were led by the First Lieutenant (we won ' t discuss this title for obvious reasons), who was an Ensign, not a Lieutenant, Wayne CLIETT, known by everyone as " TEX " . He was very ably assisted by Master Chief Boatswain ' s Mate Paul ATTAWAY, TIMMONS, BM1, ALSTON, TIMMONS, R.L. , BM1; Master Chief Boatswain ' s Mate P.W. ATTAWAY: and ENS J. W. CLIETT. " Now this one goes this way, and this one goes here " Station the refueling detail " The Motor Whale Boat MARSH, and DOMINGUEZ , all BM2 ' s, and many other good men. First Division ' s job is to keep the ship clean and well painted, care of the motor whaleboat, and handle all the rigging for underway transfer of fuel, stores, etc. Throughout the cruise they performed their job in an outstanding manner. The EVANS has a reputation for being one of the clean- est destroyers in the fleet and on the cruise we were without a doubt the best destroyer for deck seamanship in the HUK Group and perhaps in the SEVENTH Fleet. The evi- dence of this was the countless " WELL DONE ' s " we received from the Captain of the replenishment ship ' s we went along- side. The Side Cleaners: From Left to Right: ROMERO, R.A., SN; MULLER, G.E., SN; FEULNER, A. E. , SR; and CANDILORO, F. J. , SN. Below from Left to Right: Front Row: STRELECKI, G.I., BMSN; O ' BRIEN, J. P., BMSN; THOMPSON, J.C., SN; DOMINGUEZ, J.J.,BM2; BYERLY, R.E. BM3; ALTSON, J.E, BM2; CATES, D.H., SN; PAYNE, L.L., SN; HUMPHREY, G.H., SN; and NEGRETT, C., SN. Middle Row: HURST, C.E., SN; CHRISTIAN, M.D., SN; STERRETT, R.R., SN; COLBY, G., SN; JOLLIFF, R.A., SN; GREEN- FIELD, J.L. , SN; FOSTER, A.O., SN; YORK, D. R., SA; STICKLES, J.D., SN; WILSON, J.L., SA; and SLUTSKIN, S., SN. Back Row: WAGON - SELLER, J.D., SN; MOORE, F., SN; BARRON, D. H., FA; WILLIAMS, J.T., SN; BRYANT, W.F., SN; HELMERS, H.F., BMSN; SPOOR, A.K., SN; VILLALOBOS, E., SN; GLASS, G.K., SN; SMITH, T.A., SA; and GASMIN, R.C., SN. v v v i • I Above the Gunners Mates: Top Row, Left to Right: JOHNSON, J.R. , GMG3; BOBER, R.M., SN; CHAMBERS, C.W., GMG3; KITTLE, R.P., GMG2; WALVER, B., GMG3; and HUME, Max " B " , GMG2. Lower Row: MORRIS, T.S., SN; COUNCIL, E. , SN; BOGGIS, L.T., SN; ALLEN, M.W., GMG3; LOTSPEICH, S.A., SN; and ROBINSON, R.J., SN. At the left, Chief Gunner ' s Mate B.H. BARNES and ENS J. L. BENSON. Below the Fire -Control Technicians: Top Row, Left to Right: LAY, W.V., FTG3; PERGL, J.W., FTG2; OGDEN, J. P., FTGSN; and WHEATLEY, C.E., FTGSN. Bottom Row: HARNELL, C.R., FTG2; DOYLE, W.R., FTGSN; EATON, B.H., FTGSN; and HENDRICKSON, J.R., FTGSN. Second Division is composed of Gunner ' s Mates and Fire Control Techni- cians. ENS J. L. BENSON was Second Division Officer. Chief Gunner ' s Mate B. H. BARNES and WARSON, GMG1 head- ed the gunner ' s mates while HARNELL, FTG2 and PERGL, FTG2 led the Fire Controlmen. Gunner ' s Mates can usually be found hanging around the " gun shack " when not busily checking magazine temperatures, cleaning guns and their mounts, and play- ing with the Jungle Jim assortment on the fantail called VDS. Fire Control Techni- cians are responsible for the fire control equipment - astounding logic! Since they don ' t have a Jungle Jim they have to use the gun director. When properly employ- ed this will turn ' round and ' round like a merry-go-round. Like First Division, Second Division had a fine record during the cruise. It was through their effort that we scored an outstanding on our long range surface shoot and were the only ship in our divi- sion to achieve a passing grade on the short range shoot. This success will soon be denoted by the " E " on the director. We receive ammunition, Shoot it, and clean it up. " I just love Condition III " 19 Our Sonarmen from Left to Right: BISHOP, G.L., SOG3; CLOPTON, W.C., SOG3; HAGGARD, G.W., SOG3; KOONTZ, D. M., SOGSN and HAZE, B.J., SOG3. Bottom Row from Left to Right: COPLEN, L.W. , SN; HARRISON, W.E., SOG2; MARRIOTT, F.D., SOG2 and WOOD, E. E., SN. Chief Sonarman W. M. DAGNAN and LTJG P. T. FINCH Our Torpedomen from Left to Right: WHITE, D.W., TMSN; WILSON, R.B. TM2 ; GRAMLICH, C.P., TM1, and GILLESPIE, W.H., SN. «CT " What do you mean we blew a fuse, it ' s not plugged in. " The Third Division in the Weapons Department is what else, but - Third Division. Composed of Sonarmen and Torpedomen with the Gunnery (not Weapons, but Gunnery) Yeoman thrown in because he has no place to go. This divi- sion is concerned with Anti-Submarine Warfare. The Division Officer , LT(jg) P. T. FINCH, had plenty of assistance (many argue that he needed it) from Chief DANGAN, GRAMLICH, TM1, and a little guy named " Slim " . Nevertheless Third Division copped its share of achieve- ments too. Several initial contacts and " kills " during ASW Exercises testify to the skill of both the Sonarmen and Torpe- doman. " MR. BENSON, I told you ' gun ' is spelled " " Hurry up, get a bucket. " " Good buy, cruel world. " " Please, I ' d rather do it myself. " " But Sonarmen don ' t have to wear hats. 21 ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT The Engineering Department was ably headed by the Chief Engineer, LTJG C. A. WEEGAR. He was assisted by the Main Propulsion Assistant (MPA) ENS G. D. Vaughan; the Damage Control Assistant (DC A) LTJG T. J. KILE; and the Assistant Damage Control Assistant (ADCA) ENS D. A. NESLAND. With all these assistants it ' s a wonder anything ever got done after one person reported to the next. But that ' s real organization - and it worked. During the cruise the engineers kept the ship running over thousands of miles of ocean. They supplied it with water (over a million and a half gallons), steam and electricity and, in so doing, burned over 2 million gallons of fuel. Thus they were very busy. The " snipes " as they are affectionately called by their shipmates are a complicated conglomeration of differ- ent ratings which are divided among three divisions. The Log Room Yeoman, ROSENBERGER, J. A., SN and the Oil King, BENISON, W.M., BM1. The Chief Engineer, LTJG C " M " Division containes the Machinest Mates who work in the Engine Rooms. They were led by Senior Chief C. E. KLINKHAMER and Chief B. CANTWELL. The Forward Engine Room was run by JONES, MM2. These people stand the hours of watches in the hot cramped spaces which are the source of the ship ' s propulsion, electricity and fresh water. " B " Division is made up of Boiler Tenders who are known as BT ' s. They were headed by Chief C. A. BELL and Chief F. N. BRUHN with the capable assist- ance of COUTEE, BT1 in the Forward Fire Room and SMITH, BT1 in the After Fire Room. Being a BT is a tough, dirty job. It means cleaning oily bilges, changing burners when the OOD forgot forgets he ' s at standard and not flank speed, and con- tinually watching to see that the ship ' s stacks are not smoking black or white. And incidentally, standing four hours at a time next to a boiler which is heating steam to 850 degrees F. is not much fun either. Yet men like ARNOLD, BT2, JACKSON, FA and DASHIELJL , BT3 took all this in stride and turned in consistently outstanding performances throughout the cruise. The other engineering division is not so easy to define. It is " R " Division. The " R " stands for repair or relaxation or something like that. This division cannot Forward Fire Room: Top Row from Left to Right: ARNOLD, A.H., BT2; NESBITT, L., FN; VERDUGO, R.R., BT3; BERRY, C.Y., FN; MC BRIDE, G.J., BT2; BATISTE, C, FN and MOSLEY, E.R., BT2. Bottom Row, Left to Right: CRIBB, D.J., FN; LYNN, F. V., BTFN; VAN DYKE, D.M., FA; COUTEE, H., BT1; DASKELL, J.W., BT3 and WIKEL, CD., FN. Chief Boilerman F. N. BRUHN; Chief Boilerman C. A. BELL; ENS G. D. VAUGHAN; Chief Machinest Mate B. CANTWELL and Chief Machinest Mate C. E. KLINKHAMER. After Fire Room: Top Row from Left to Right: PATTERSON, C. A. , FN; KAWEL- MACHER, S.L. , FN; MONTHE, R. E. , FA; LODER, W. C. , BTFN; MARTIN, L. B. , SA; and ADAMS, M. D. , FA. Bottom Row: Left to Right: PFAU, L. M. , BT3; NELSON, K. I. , BT3; HOYT, A. H. , BT2; SORG, E. W. , BT3 and GEORGE, J. L. , FA. The Forward Engine Room (above) Top Row, Left to Right: HART, J. W. FN; ROSE, C.S., MM2; WINDSOR, C. L. , MM3; HARRIS, E. O. , SN; MAPES P.C. , MM3 and CAYFORD, J. D. , FN. Bottom Row: MOHIN, M. D. , MM3; BLEDSOE, W. , MM1; PRICE, I. S. , MM2; PEARSON, E. , MM3 ' and SNELLGROVE, L. F. , MMl. The After Engine Room (below) Top Row, Left to Right: HABIGNORST, L.A. , MM3; SEALEY, R. L. , FA; GROTEMEYER, W.J. , MM2; PHILLIPS, T. S. , MM3; and JONES, R. J. , MMl. Bottom Row: MILLER, L. J. , FA; AUSTIN, D. L. , MM3; SNOVER, G. A. , FN; and PETERSON, H. B. , MMl. 24 " Turn valve 1 right and valve 2 left or was it .... ? " The heck with your pull-ups, we just lost the load " be catigorically divided into two or even three groups. It is much too complicated for that. Its personnel did a wide variety of tasks all of which are vital to the ship ' s mission on the cruise. First there are the electricians. Men like Chief N. E. DANIELS and MARTIN, EMI kept to a constant lookout for electri- cal safety hazards. They were responsible for the entire electric installation on the ship. This includes checking for grounds, replacing lights , standing main switch board watches and repairing the battle lanterns ( a full time job in itself). Close to, but not like the electricians, are the internal communications electri- cians. These men were led by YOUNG, IC 1 , who was followed by CASTRO , IC3, and SOUSA, ICFN. They obtain and show the movies, care for the gyroscope, and are responsible for all of the communica- tions within the ship, including the squwak box " which no one likes to hear tne Captain use. " How about that, die fire went out " " Take the bus, leave the driving to us " " Drop two, then add two, I wish that guy would make up his mind. " 25 . asi The Electricians Mates: Top Row: Left to Right: PAINTER, S.T. , EM2 ; HOLLAND, H. R. , EM3; ZENCHAK, L. W. , EM3 and FITZPARTICK, R. B. , EMFA. Bottom Row: Left to Right: FLAVIN, E. S. EMFA; VOYLES, T. G. , EM2; YAPP, J. , EM3 and CAUSE, H. A. , FN. ENS D. A. NESLAND; Chief Electricians Mate N. DANIELS and LTJG T. J. KILE. The EVANS Damage Controlmen and Shipfitters: From Left to Right: GOMEZ, R. " M " , SFP1; RALLO, F. , FA; BLUE, M. P. , SFP3; RICKETSON, A. L. , SFP3 and STOKES, H. H. , DC1. Our Inter-Communication Technicians: YOUNG, J.C. IC1; BELT, G. A. , IC3 and SOUSA, ICFN. The " A " Gang: Top Row: Left to Right: STOWE, G. W. , EN3; CROWELL, R. A. , FN; WARREN, J. P. , EN and STAUNING, F. E. , MRFN. Bottom Row: Left to Right: PHILMON, W. B. , MR1; CORBETT, J. P. , EN1; SALINAS, E. , MM1; ALLEN, H. C. J. , ENFN; and FELTY, F. R. , MM3. " ' A ' Gang " is also part of " R " Divi- sion. This group is composed of Engine- men, Machinist Mates (not to be confused with those in " M " Division) and Machinery Repairmen. The best place to find all of these people during the cruise was the Machine Shop. Here PHILMON, MR1 and STAUNING, MRFN manufactured brush- ings, sleeves and all sorts of parts to repair shipboard equipment. CORBETT, EN1 and STOWE, EN3 could also be seen here when not working on the emergency diesel generator, the boat engine or other engines. The machinist mates were not as frequently seen. Both SALINAS, MM1 and FELTY , MM3 were too busy with the after officers air conditioner - an all cruise job. When not working on this they took care of the ship ' s refrigeration plant, heating and air compressors. The final divisions in " R " Division are the Damage Controlmen and Shipfitter. GOMEZ, SF1 and STOKES, DC 1 each led his respective rating group. When not in- habiting the Shipfitter ' s shop the shipfitters were repairing the ship ' s plumbing facili- ties , welding or working on other jobs in- volving metal work, The Damage Control- men meanwhile would be working to ensure the ship ' s watertight integrity. This is a difficult task when one thinks of all the holes in the ship. But they did an excellent job because we are still floating. Thus " R " Division is a group of wide- ly divergent ratings working in widely divergent jobs. The division would be seen working as a team, though, on one recurring occasion throughout the cruise- in putting the ship back together after a gunnery shoot. No wonder sniper and decker sometimes don ' t get along. " Looks like the Officers burned out another bulb in their projector. " " Ouch, my finger is black and BLUE. " ' That Shadow is too much. " " OK, what ' s NEXT on the list? " " Feeding this mouse once a week is a pain in the neck. " " Get a bigger hammer, that ought to do it. " 28 Supply Officer, LTJG R. L. HAHN a; Typical spread on the Mess Decks. SUPPLY DEPARTMENT LTJG R. L. HAHN, our Supply Officer during the cruise, headed the smallest department on board. But without it the other three could not operate. The supply department personnel cook the crews food, cut its hair, sell it cigarettes, pay it, do its laundry and supply it with repair parts. Just the cooking and paying would be e- nough to justify the department ' s claim to importance. However, the supply department had another unique claim to fame. It was the only department on board with two offices. The other three departments had only one each. The in-port office was located just outside after officers on the starboard side. It has typewriters, filing cabinets and everything an office should have. The other office was used only on special occa- sions - at sea, sea state over 1. There are five ratings represented in the supply department, Chief J. J. VILEMARETTE was the department ' s leading petty officer. He also led the storekeepers, one of the five ratings. Other storekeepers on the cruise were DIERKS, SKI, CAMORAS, SK2, ROSS, SK3 and KELLER, SKSN. These men handled the 19,000 spare parts on board, . 1 m 3 y a . ' - m To the left, Top Row: From Left to Right: Our Ship ' s Barber, ROSSI, M. A. SA, and Ship ' s Servicemen, KUYKEN- DALL, W. S. , SN and GAHR, H. W. , SN. Bottom Row: Left to Right: COURTRIGHT, D. C. , SH2 and SCOTT, W.C. , SH2. " Sorry, we ' re all out of beer. " parts on board, and when these were not sufficient, they obtained what were needed. They were on call night and day to break out the parts for the technicians who worked on the ship ' s equipment. The stewards take care of the officers. This is no easy job because officers need a lot of care. GUNDAYOA, SD3, PASTOR, SD3, VIRAY, TN, JANE, TN, and RAVELO, TN, usually gathered in the wardroom pantry when not cleaning staterooms or preparing the delicious meals which kept most of the officers promising to start their diets " next week " . Being on the ship flying the official Ney Award Flag for 1963 the comissarymen had quite a tradition to maintain on the cruise. With GROSS, " Oops, now I know why they keep the first aid kit near. ' You ' re missing ALL your buttons this time? " 30 The EVANS Stewards Mates: From Left to Right: JANE, J. A. , TN; VIRAY, A. A. , TN; GUNDAYO, SD3 and RAVELO, N. M. , TN. CS1 and MARCHBANKS, CS2, leading them, men like EDWARDS, CS3, and KNIGHTEN, SN , prepared three meals a day to feed the 250 man crew. A ship at sea is very dependent on her cooks. As goes the food so goes morale. Every- one looks forward to meal time because there is nothing else to look forward to. Thus the fact that the EVANS boasted an outstanding record at sea during the cruise speaks very well for her cooks. In addition the ship again was chosen to represent the squadron in the competition for the New Award. GASCON, DK2 was the only disbursing clerk on board. He kept the over 250 pay records up to date. This included calcu- lating each man ' s pay once every two weeks, filing allotments , deducting in- come tax and social security, figuring pay raises and turning out the W-2 forms for each man ' s income tax return. He and LTJG HAHN paid the crew over 150,000 dollars in cash on the cruise. The ship ' s servicemen were led by SCOTT , SH2. He along with COURT- WRIGHT, SH2, and KUYENDALL, SN, ran the ship ' s laundry. This was an around the clock job both at sea and in port. Washing and ironing clothes for 250 men is no small job. Another ship ' s service job is cutting hair. On the cruise ROSSI, SN, accom- plished this herculean task. He was most happy around inspection time. He usually ended up cutting the whole crews hair in " 1500 ' s carrying late sleeping a little too far " MIIMMUtD uATE SLEEPERS " I ' ve tried Comet, it doesn ' t work " ' 31 Our Commissarymen: Top Row: Left to Right: GARZA, G. L. , SA; HILL, W. R. , SA; MARCHBANKS, E. W. , CS2 and EDWARDS, S. K. , CS3. Bottom Row: Left to Right: KNIGHTON, L. L. , SN and GROSS, S. P. , CS1. Below are some of our Mess Cooks, From Left to Right: FEDRIK, B.C., SA; ADAMS, M. D. , FA; LOERTSCHER, D.L. , FA; GILLISPIE, W. H. , SN; WHEATLEY, C. E. , FTGSN; HAYINGA, D. L. , RMSN and COFFEY, J. D. , SN. " If you want a sandwich, go to Main Control- ' two days. When one inspection was can- celled two weeks in a row he almost cut his throat. A final job of the ship ' s serviceman is running the ship ' s store. GAHR and AUSTIN both SN handled this task. Three times each day the store opened at sea. The most popular items were cigarettes and candy. Radarmen bought most of the former while MARRIOTT, SOG2 pur- chased most of the latter. The coke mach- ine on the mess decks also came within the cognizance of the ship ' s store. When it was working, which was occasionally, it was overworked. Thus the Supply Department provides services and supplies for the rest of the crew. Although it has very little to do with the actual naval operations of the ship, without it, there would be no such operations. This department ' s chief concern is the everyday necessities of the ship. Its effort make living on board possible. Merry Christmas . ■ Our Disbursing Clerk, GASCON, A. C. , DK2. Our Chief Supply Clerk, Chief J. J. VILLEMATETTE and our Chief Commissaryman D. R. MARQUEZ. Our Supply Clerks: Top Row, left to right: HOWARD, W. E. , SKSN; AUSTIN, R. F. , SN AND CASANOVA, SN. Bottom Row: left to right: ROSS, F. A. , SK3; CAMORAS, D. R. , SK2 and KELLER, T. K, SKSN. " Let ' s see. . . $1 MPC=$1 U. S. =360 Yen= $5. 65 H. K " 33 -iun j I A B e mcf e went v i — 11h -12h An° c | List -Mayao oSeymchar v_ • Mogochao Dzhelinda Ulan-Ude °ULAAN-BAATAR G L I A .- ' J Petropavlovsk hensk PEl PING o w o I T ' len-ching o , N Ch ' mg tai Mys Olyutorsk Ostrov Karaginskiy O Komandorsk.ye Q CY , f " " Near Is I ys Lopotko Ostrov Paramushir . Ostrov Onekotan Korsakov Otrev Simusfc Ostrov Iturup ' Osfrov Kunoshir I - ndai DKOSUKA |Tanega Shima Yaku Shima |0 Jimo . Shim a . su Jima " Q . | ■Ton Shima ' Sofu Gan ■ Amami-6 Shima £, S ' I ■ RVTIK-Y1 Is .. Ch,ch ' § himo BOMN % KYI KM IS Okmowo Jimo . • " Sakishima Gunto T l (WAV Pointe de Co Mou yon Is e Engano Nishino Shima J , c • , v r c _i HahoShimaJ ISLANDS 3 • (Cito-io Jima lo Jtmo ■ ' Minomi-io Jima VOLCANO ISLANDS Marcus Island ■ Parece Vela -lOh PHILIPPINE SEA Farollon de Pojaros Asuncion Island EZl IN CITY I e PHILIPPINES « (Soma — Leyte • Pogon Guguan ' c n j ■ -,i ; M RIANA rarallon de Medimllo ■ I Tinian ■ So.pan ISLANDS I ■ Roto ' Guam Bolabac • SI SEA N Borneoy Sgpja anO Brune _J i»Tawito ' B Mindanoo I I Yop- " PALA1 IS -9h CAROLINE ISLANDS Faraulep W Fayu Fayu P A ( Wake -12h ■ Taongi Entwetok : -12h Rongelap Hall Islands Bikor Toko Wotho Meiil Kwojaiein _ MARSI ISLAM Lamotrek Ujoe Moloelap CELEBES SEA i Sonsorol jPuloupulou •. p u|o A „ na S " Tolaud ' ■ I „ . T °b ' ' ■ , BORNEO Bangka ' — 7h 30m O Bel.tung w _• . Makasar x, " ' 1 A ' ■ Asio-eilonden (dO Holmahero ., Xf i Mapia-eilonden CELEBES | 4?. — 8hl30m - i Seo Puiusuk Mortlock Islands Moiuro Arno Truk Islands 0r0 | gL losap ...Ponape 1 1 h ' p,n 9 el °P Jaluit Kusaie ' Namorik ' KiU Ebon Hi Nukuoro 11h Makin- ' I I Abaiang Matakei • Kopingamarang, — H h 30m Tarawa Admiralty Is «, Mussou «°- kj BISMARCK New Ireland s UlCH RabduljO) } G ' een Island S( ,|,, N „ |N - y- Bougainirille Nauru- . Nonouli- Ocean Island ' Jarvis Island PHOENIX ISLANDS lirnie ■ .Canton 1 • Enderbury • Phoenix Maiden Island C San Lucas I C Cornent Islas de Revillogigedo Islci Clarion I -o c° J ClippeHon ■ ■onmng 4 c : : and the things we did _. . . . were many and varied during this WESTPAC cruise. With an " all back two- thirds " from our Captain and three short blasts from the whistle we were under- way from Long Beach at 1000 on 10 October 1963. There were not many dry eyes on the pier that morning as sailors said good -by to family and friends whom they would not see again for six long months. For some this would be their seventh or eighth cruise; for others it would be their first. Our first stop was San Clemente Island where we picked up two anti- submarine drones for transport over- seas. But this did not take long. And then we were on our way 36 to visit Hawaii Surfers, surfers The Blow Hole and more surfers The Punch Bowl Memorial Cemetery We spent a month in Hawaii. Surf and sand were the most popular acti- vities on the weekends. Many men took tours of the island paradise. They saw such sights as the " blow hole " , the Punch Bowl, the Pali, Waikiki and the world famous Diamond Head. 37 " Mfd X3 % ,. The windy Pali Honolulu suburbs The proverbial Hula Dancer . V rttLEMAM) PINEAPPLE STAND Sailor enjoying indigenous gedunk The ARIZONA Memorial 38 During the weekdays we were in- volved as a unit of the HUK Group in advanced ASW Training. This group was composed of the carrier HORNET, DESDIV 231 and DESDIV 252. In four weeks we participated in exercises which covered every facet of anti-submarine warfare. When we finished we were considered ready in all respects to become a member of the WESTPAC HUK Group- all respects save one: OUR EVAPORA - TORS COULDN ' T MAKE WATER. So while the HUK Group sailed for Yokosuka, we stayed behind in Pearl Harbor for repairs. Three days later with repairs complete, we hoped, we set sail to join our group in Yokosuka. On the way we stopped at Midway Island for fuel. For those interested, and there probably aren ' t very many, Midway is a small atoll located about 1100 miles northwest of Hawaii. It has been a United States possession since 1859 and a naval base since 1941. Most people remem- ber Midway for the famous naval battles fought there in 1942. The men of the EVANS who visited Midway pre- fer to forget it. But in spite of our- selves, we cannot help remembering the large, fat, lazy GOONEY BIRDS which covered the island and the com- missary store which we almost bought out. Some argued that we took on more gedunk than fuel in the short 2 hours we spent there. It was between Midway and Yokosuka that we heard the tragic news of President Kennedy ' s assasination. Each man felt a deep loss with the death of his Commander-in-Chief. It wasn ' t until the cold, dreary morning of the 25th of November that we saw dry land again, Yokosuka, Japan, the land of the rising sun. There was little time for sightseeing or much of anything else; because we had just caught up with our group which was getting underway for operations at sea. So almost before we finished our delicious Thanksgiving Dinner we were at sea again. 39 After 10 hectic days of HUK operations we stopped at Iwakuni, Japan, for a brief rest. Iwakuni is located near Hiroshima on Japan ' s Inland Sea. The entrance to Iwakuni proved to be one of the most scenic sights of the cruise. As we threaded our way around one large freighter and through the hundreds of tiny islands and inlets which dot the chart of the Inland Sea, we could not help but be enthralled by the beauty of this ancient green land against the calm blue water. Anchored off the Iwakuni Naval Air Station we struggled with scarce liberty boats and endless taxi rides to a not so well lit " thieves alley " . But Iwakuni by virtue of its geographic locale, did offer an exciting opportunity to visit Hiroshima, the first atomic bomb tar- get. Highlights of the tour were a visit to Memorial Museum at ground zero, brousing through the modern downtown shopping district and a never-to-be-forgotten visit to the ancient religious shrines at Miju Jima. Our next port was Sasebo, Japan. After 10 more days of HUK Operations we arrived there to spend the Christmas holidays. We didn ' t exactly have a white Christmas but it rained a lot. Yet , despite the fact that we were away from loved ones the Christmas spirit soon became evident throughout the ship. Christmas trees were gaily decorated on the mess decks and in the wardroom. The post office was flooded with packages from home. Each night the ship glowed from stem to stern with multi-colored lights. Under the circumstances it was as nice a Christmas as we could expect and it was highlighted by a delectable Christmas dinner. The ship ' s party . . . was perhaps the most memorable occasion during the holidays. It was held on two nights to allow all three duty sections to attend. Free booze, and chow, prepared by the ship ' s cooks, were consumed in huge quanti- ties by the ship ' s company and their forty beautiful, young, charming, in- digenous companions. The guest of honor, Commodore DWYER, COM- DESRON 23, visited the party on both nights. IVAN When we left Sasebo on 3 January we headed northwest into the Sea of Japan. During our ASW Operations we were visited by a Russian destroyer which we nicknamed IVAN. He was very friendly or at least indicated that he was by steaming to within 500 yards of us several times. It was strange to see Russians studying us just as we were studying them. One morning he flashed over " good morning " on his signal light. We also saw a Russian submarine; and, yes, our evaporators went out AGAIN. As we headed toward Yokosuka for re- pairs, the Engineering Officer, Mr. Weegar, was seen on the fantail shaking his fist in the direction of Pearl Harbor where they were supposed to have been fixed. By the time we arrived in Yokosuka everyone was calling us the " Rank Frank " . We had plenty of water to drink but showers were scarce. Again! Pearl ' s back there, somewhere 42 mrarrr- 051786 TOKYO TOWER OBSERVATION TICKET NIPPON TELEVISION CITY CORPORATION Most of the month of January was spent in Yokosuka. It is the largest and most important U.S. Naval Base In Japan. Located on Tokyo Bay, it is only a short train ride from Tokyo, Yokohoma, Kamakura, and Mount Fujiyama. During our three week stay, there was plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping. Every weekend m embers of the crew invaded the Navy Exchange to purchase hi-fi equipment, toys, fabrics, china, cameras and the countless other bar- gains that we went broke saving money on. Those more interested in touring than buying went to Tokyo where they saw the Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, the famous Ginza shopping district and the Japanese Diet Building. All the latest American movies were there and for those who were more " cosmopolitan " the Kokosai Dancers offered a delightful treat. Kamadura was another target for our tourists. It is here that the world famous Buddha has sat for almost Imperial Palace Park in Tokyo This picture needs no caption 43 a thousand years. Hokone National Park was also close by for those who wanted rest and relaxation in a scenic resort-type atmosphere. On the business side we underwent our annual adm inistrative inspection. The crew put in many long hours of work for this , but we were rewarded with a grade of excellent and a compli- ment from the commanding officer of the inspecting ship that the EVANS was the cleanest destroyer he Rice fields near Sasebo Getting ready for the Admin had ever seen. We also welcomed aboard our new executive officer, LCDRC.H. LOHR and said good-bye to the old one, LCDR J. F. DANIS. Then we left Yokosuka for Sasebo and Hong Kong. Sasebo is the other U. S. Naval Base in Japan and is located on the island of Kyurku near Nagasaki. There was little time for sightseeing on the short visit. However, during Christmas the crew had already taken in the many interesting sights offered by Sasebo and its vicinity. There were tours to Nagasaki. These featured visits to the Atomic Museum and Peace Park and Madame Butterfly ' s House. The Guard Neither does this one 44 A Chinese familv on its sanrnan home A liberty boat Takashima Pearl Farm was another interesting place nearby. Here visitors were shown how cultured pearls are cultured. From Sasebo we headed south but were delayed briefly to search for two HORNET pilots who were killed in the crash of an S2D air craft near the southern end of Kyushu. It was a tragic accident, but it was the only serious one sustained by the HUK group during the cruise. The EVANS, along with the other ships of Anti-Submarine Warfare Group THREE , arrived at Hong Kong, British Crown Colony, shortly before noon on 22 February. Our dressed ships presented an impressive sight to those ashore, but this sight was no more impressive than the view we saw of Hong Kong and Kowloon. We were anchored in the harbor about one-half mile from Hong Kong. The harbor was a continual maze of traffic; boats, sampans, water taxis and ferries darted in and about day and night. A rickshaw stand The Stan Ferry E nr " Ninnim -. -t • A floating restaurant at Aberdeen Mary Sue ' s girls meet the crew. While in Hong Kong there were five scheduled tours -three of the island (Hong Kong) and two of the mainland (Kowloon). The tours included stops at the world famous Tiger Balm Gardens, a tram ride to the top of Victoria Peak and a visit to Aberdeen. We also got 6 glimpse of Red China, the country that doesn ' t exist. Hong Kong is a " free port " and we took full advantage though the things we bought were hardly free; the tailor-made clothes and shoes; and the multitude of cameras, elec- tronic equipment, silks, ivory goods, jade. . . emptied our pockets and filled our holds and every empty rack on the ship. And so we leave Hong Kong, richer yet poorer, as always. The country that doesn ' t exist . . . and paint the ship COUTEE ' s bicycle shop 46 After Hong Kong our group participated in a huge amphibious exercise off Formosa. Our job was our specialty - ASW. Most of the 7th Fleet was in- volved in the exercise. The number of ships totaled over 80. In providing ASW protection for all these ships, the HUK Group boasted a perfect record for which it received the congratulations of COMSEVENTHFLT. From here it was back to Yokosuka for a short rest before our last operating period. This period was marked by several gunnery shoots. Our 5 inch gun crews loaded and fired over 500 rounds of ammunition during these shoots. After putting the ship back together and policing the empty brass, it was back to Yokosuka for a final cleanup before going home. And clean up we did. This last inport period saw us painting out the ship and polishing up our spaces. It was a time for last minute shopping. and for presentation of awards and for shipping over . . . ♦ . ♦ and a final personnel inspection • . . . . . and winding up our sports . . . Below: Team No. 5, No. No. 2, No. 6, No. 4, No. ?, No. ??. No. 10, No. 7, No. 9. The Basketball KOONTZ MACARTHUR LUND DELL SEELEY KROLL ANTHONY DILLARD CLOPTON PURTZER During her six month employment in WESTPAC the EVANS participated in a myriad of athletic events , and lived in every contest in which they participated. Opponents at Pearl Harbor, the first port of call on the cruise, saw the EVANS field three excellent teams, one in flag football, one in softball, and a bowling team. The most successful of the three was the flag football team, which won seven out of eight games played, best- ing elevens from the LARSON, WALKE, KYES, H.M.C.S. SKEENA, before losing to the SKEENA in a hard fought rematch, 12-6. The foot- ball team changed complexion frequent- ly, but always played with the same enthusiasm characteristic of the way in which the EVANS goes about any task. The " regular " members of the team were LT (jg) JOHNSON, quarter- back; LT (jg)KILE, end; CLOPTON, S0G3, end; KOONTZ, SOGSN, end; LOTSPEICH, SN, flankerback; ADAMS, FN, guard; MARRIOTT, SOG2, center, YEARWOOD.SN, end; HAZE, SOG2, tackle; and HURST, SN, guard. These able players were backed up by a host of their shipmates and were respon- sible for the athletic prowess the Fighter demonstrated in Football. The softball team which represen- ted " The Fighter " was also a bright star on the athletic horizon during the cruise. This fine team, made up of men from every division on the ship, compiled a 9-3 record, the best in the division, and lost the intro- division championship only because they failed to play as many games as the winner. Although various members of the ship ' s company re- presented the team on different occa- sions, some of the regulars were GRAMLICH, TM1, catcher; WARSON, GMG1, pitcher; MARRIOTT, SOG2, pitcher; CAYA, RD 3, 1st base; HOWARD, RDSN, 2nd base; GALILEY, RD2, 3rd base; DILLARD, RD3, short stop; ANTHONY , RDSN , right field; LT (jg) JOHNSON, center field; CLOPTON, SOG3, left field; and KOOTZ, SOGSN, left field. Others who played often were HAYENGA , JACKSON, HODGSON, and HAZE. 49 The bowling teams participated in only one tournament while in Pearl Harbor, and although they failed to win, did serve notice that they were a team to be reckoned with as they later clearly demonstrated. Upon arrival in Japan, football and softball faded from the scene, and the crew of the EVANS concen- trated on basketball and bowling. The basketball team which repre- sented the EVANS made up with hustle for what they lacked in height and won twelve games while losing seven. It is significant, however, that five of the seven losses were to large com- batants, and within DESDIV 231, the " FIGHTER " lost only to the USS WALKE (DD723), a loss which she later avenged. This team, composed of MC ARTHUR, CLOPTON, DILLARD, DELL, KOONTZ, SHEELEY, YEAR - WOOD, LT (jg) JOHNSON, ADAMS, and MOORE, was expertly coached by PURTZER, PN1, and devoted many hours to representing the ship in the manner to which " The Fighter " has become accustomed. In bowling, the EVANS, went all out, and was represented by three teams, " The Fighting Cocks " , com- posed of MARRIOTT, HODGSON, MARSH, GALILEY, HOWARD, and DIERKS; the " Banty Roosters " , made up of GRAMLICH, ROBINSON, SCHMIDT, SITNIC, ROSE, FLAHERTY, and ROSS; and the " Gold Braids " , with Captain SANDERS, CDR LOHR, LT BRENNEN, LT (jg)WEEGAR, LT (jg) HAHN, ENS BENSON, and Chief CANTWELL chalking up the strikes. All three teams competed well, and the " Fighting Cocks " proved to be the best in theHUK Group, bringing home the Commodore ' s Trophy. . . . and bidding fairwell to the mobile canteen. The Bowling Team: From left to right, top row: KLEMKIEWITZ, GALILEY, MARRIOTT; front row: MARSH, HOWARD, HODGSON. So we left Yokosuka for Long Beach on the morning of 2 April. During the long two weeks transit we did all the things we had been doing at sea throughout the cruise. We refueled . . . Forty-eight times we went along- side an oiler or the HORNET to take on the fuel which kept us going. Re- fueling at sea is a tough and dangerous evolution. It requires precision ship- handling by the conning officer. It demands experienced seamanship on the part of the deck technicians. It requires the entire crew to be especi- ally alert and safety conscious. It is an all-hands job. Throughout the cruise, the men of the EVANS performed this job bet- ter than any other crew in our task group. We had countless compliments on both our station keeping (this amounts to keeping the ship between 90 and 120 feet from the fuel ship for an average period of 30 minutes) and our seaman- ship (this amounts to pulling over an eight inch hose, uncapping it, securing it so that 100 pounds of pressure will not loosen it, and send- ing it back all in a period of 6 minutes. ) With Chief ATT AW AY at the for- ward station, TIMMONS , BM1 at the after station and GRAMLICH, TM1 , WARSON GMG1 and Chief BARNES at the amidship ' s station, we had an outstanding team which practiced almost impeccable seamanship. There was no serious accident during refuel- ing on the entire cruise. Our rig and unrig times were good enough to garner us a mention on the front page of the monthly WESTPAC Replenishment Re- port as being one of the three WEST- PAC ships to maintain outstanding times. and transferred personnel . . . ♦ ♦ ♦ and replenished our stores . . . r Replenishment of stores, like refueling, is an all hands evolution. When the replenishment detail was set men hur- ried to their stations fore and aft. They had to be in life jackets, and they had to be careful. The ship depended on underway re- plenishments for a large percentage of her food. Thus it was important that the crew do a good job. They did. Transferring stores consisted essen- tially in stringing a maze of lines between the stores ship and us and then sending across nets packed with cartons, crates, boxes and bundles of all shapes and sizes. You could always tell when the eggs were coming because of steady stream of yolk would be pouring from the bottom of the net. It was a wonder that we ever had eggs at all. But we did. . . . and recovered drones . and attended church services . . and transferred mail . . and enjoyed holiday routine . Casualty on the Foc ' sle " Where is that waiter anyway? " " We ' re not quite out of paper yet " Snipes have the best chow, and entertainment too Two turning to Snipes don ' t wear hats Snipes come up for air occasionally 56 and stood watches ' S " Just what does a snorkel look like anyway? " " Steady THREE SIX ZERO, Sir " " This is Byerly, I have the Deck and the Conn " " Wright, that was right full rudder, right? " " I like Miss February better " They told me to use DASH in my automatic 57 ' !J . . . and finally we got home. JL . 00 m l WO 58 These are the places we went and the things we did . . . . . ♦ but a cruise is really the people who made it 59 " Let me know when he gets to 100 yards " Some other old men Tareyton smokers would rather fight than switch The Old Man and the Sea I don ' t know were it goes, do you? " How did Trenary get in this picture? ML 1 60 " It ' s hard to say ' cheese ' with this stick in my mouth " " I don ' t think string will hold " " M. . N. . O. . P. Ah, Ptomaine Poisoning. Calf Roping - EVANS ' Style The Bobbsie Twins I - i " Where ' s the brandy? ' Kittle, you ' ll just have to wait " ' Whar did you git that new fangled hat? " " Bikini bearing. . . " Fanatic editor at work Sayonara " Let ' s see. . .June ' 58? " 62 He didn ' t mean anything personal, Dominguez " We got nominated for the Ney award, again? " ' So what if it ' s 06001 " We all have our evaporators to bear Fleet Gym " Bell? What bell? Who heard a bell ? " 63 " I don ' t know how he sleeps standing up, ask him " There ' s always the 1% who never get the word WET Radio Linus and blanket £ ,+ f?- -. ■» -T T4 • « , I
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