USS FREDERICK LST-1184 WESTPAC 1983 Almost All The Way Around The World 1 f " ruc « WlJCxiff ABOUT FREDDIE FREDERICK is the sixth of the new class of fast Tank Landing Ships and represents a complete departure from the previous concept of Amphibious Tank Landing Ships. The traditional bow doors, which have characterized LST construction since the first vessels of this type were built during World War II, have been replaced by a 40-ton bow ramp supported by two distinctive derrick arms. The conventional flat bottom hull has been redesigned to include a destroyer type bow enabling FREDERICK to attain speeds in excess of 20 knots. This feature enables her to operate with modern high-speed Amphibi- ous Forces The ship ' s mission is to load and transport cargo, vehicles of all types and troops to a combat area. It can launch amphibious vehicles via the stern gate, land vehicles on a beach or causeway over the bow ramp, operate helicopters from the helicopter deck, handle cargo with two ten-ton booms into boats or onto a pier and carry over 350 combat troops and their equipment. The insignia of USS FREDERICK is composed of distinguishable symbols of the sea, the am- phibious fleet, and the sponsoring city and country. The Danforth anchor, since the ori- gin of the LST ship, has been the symbol of this type, because of its use as a stern anchor during beaching operations. We have included the anchor in our insignia to signify the LST mission. The parted waves give a nautical theme and attempt to illustrate the bow wake caused by the new shape of this hull, and to stress the increased speed of our " SUPER LST " . The eagle encircled by a partial circle of stars is the seal of Frederick. Diagonally oppo- site the eagle are the famed " Clustered spires " of the city. The remainder of the crest is a portion of the coat of arms of the Third Baron of Balitimore. This design is part of the Mary- land State Seal and is incorporated into the Maryland State Flag. CDR FREDERICK K SMALLWOOD, CO Commander Frederick K. Smallwood, USN, graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, and received his commission via the NROTC program in 19e 4. His assignments have included Destroyer Escorts CALCATERRA (DER-390) and THOMAS J. GARY (DER-326), where he served as MPA and Chief Engineer respectively, Officer in Charge of PCF-78, a Swift Boat operating from DaNang and ChuLai, Republic of Vietnam, Executive Officer of the Ocean Minesweeper GUIDE (MSO-447), Amphibious Assault Ship INCHON (LPH-12), serving as Communications Officer, Commanding Officer of the Rescue Salvage Ship RECOV- ERY (ARS-43), Operational Test Director at Headquarters, Operational Test and Evaluation Force, and Executive Officer of the Combat Stores Ship WHITE PLAINS (AFS-4). CDR Smallwood reported to USS FREDERICK from WHITE PLAINS. Commander Smallwood is married to the former Kathleen Maltby of Huntington Beach, California, and they make their home in Santee. Their children, Bill, Mike, and Becky are firmly convinced their Dad ' s ship has been specifically named after him by the Navy. . LCDR I J RIVENES EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR J LYDIARD CHIEF ENGINEER s ■ m: LCDR J. SHIVE FIRST LIEUTENANT i LT F 5ABLAN OPERATIONS OFFICER LTJC W. KOTTMAN SUPPLY OFFICER v ' LT W. SMITH MAIN PROPULSION ASST. LT D. HINGTGEN DAMAGE CONTROL ASST LTJG F SCHWARZ CICO, E DIV OFFICER H Rr v i . . . V t LTJG G SKRADSKI THIRD DIV OFFICER LTJG K COTHERMAN E DIV OFFICER CICO LTJG W. ASHTON ADMIN OFF ASST FIRST LT ; ENS B. RAY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER ENS D. WOOD FIRST DIV OFFICER ENS A. WILKINS SECOND DIV ADMIN ENS R. DUNHAM DISBURSING OFFICER ENS C. BROVOLD SECOND DIV OFFICER ENS N. HOLDER M AND A DIV OFFICER O o% gr i9 ENGINEERING M DIVISION F to B: row 1: EN2 Farrar, BTFN Jefferson, ENFN Greer, ENFN Ring, EN2 Pendilla, row 2: ENC Jumper, ENl Henke, FN Martin, EN2 Todahl, BT3 Burrell, row 3: FN McLaughlin, FN Cook, FN James, MMFN Bentz, EN3 Welling, row 4: EN3 Rethamel, ENl Schneiderman, EN3 Jenkins, EN3 Dixon, ENS Holder 10 row 1: FN Baranowski, FN Borrego, EN2 Acayan, FN Whitted, BTC Anderson, row 2: ENS Holder, FN Lindstrom, EN3 Lucero, FN Crook, FN Stewart, FN Davis 11 A DIVISION row 1: ENC Gomez, ENl Simmons, row 2: EN3 Palomo, FN Mcllvain, EN3 Lewis, FN Ambrose, row 3: FN Johnson, EN2 Bowles, MR3 Cline, ENS Holder, ENFN Rayl, MM3 Beechey 12 R DIVISION row 1: HT2 Sanders, HTFN Hughes, HTFN Nelson, HT3 Eschenauer row 2: HT2 Nemanic, HTl Reichard, HTl Sahlin, HTFN Kelley 13 E DIVISION row 1: EMI Cristi, EMFN Ber- tulfo, EM3 Nieters, LTJG Schwarz, row 2: EM3 McKinney, EM3 Soloman, EM3 Mikkelsen, EM3 Paulsen, EM3 Mudd, FN Radona, EMFN Eckert ICC Gilmore, ICFN Tillen, ICFN Rainey, IC3 Quash, IC3 Higgins, ICFN Timm, LTJG Schwarz 14 YV V 1 V A DECK FIRST DIVISION 4 F to B: row 1: SN Hoffman, SN Guzman, SN Edwards, row 2: SN Dinella, SN Mir, SN Ohman, SN White, SN Clarke, BM2 Sayre, row 3: SN Grimes, SN Geenens, SN Daemmrich, SN Parks, SN Tenne, BM2 Huffman, BMl Torres, row 4: BM3 Candioto, BM3 Williams, BM3 Richardson 16 SECOND DIVISION row 1: SN Donnelly, SN Guerra, SN Jackson, SN Harrington, row 2: SN Hilliard, SN Weatherly, SN Merkelbach, SN Bailey, SN Mott, row 3: BM3 King, ENS Brovold, SN Ahern, SN Brown, SN Long, SN Wilcox, BM2 Ingram aj c: 17 THIRD DIVISION row 1: GMGC Edwards, GMG3 Viau, GMGl Foster, GMG3 Farris row 2: GMG2 Wilson, GMG3 Sergey, GMGSN Eldridge, GMGl Harpin 18 5 s ♦♦ OPERATIONS CIC row 1: OS3 Macdonald, OSSN Gillette, OS3 Harris, OSSN Reed, OS2 Kersey, row 2: LTJG Cotherman, OSSN Collins, OS2 Lopez, OS2 Smith, OSl Randall 20 RADIO row 1: RM3 Cunningham, RM2 McGourty, RMSN Walker row 2: RMSN Johnson, RMSN Brandt, RMSN Kubitza, RM2 Goodale, RMSN Ligon, RM2 Knowles 21 SIGS row 1: SM2 Gonzales, SMC McLaughlin, row 2: SMSN Eltringham, SM2 Tippett, SMSN Crabb, SM2 Watson 22 ET ' S ET3 Abshier, SN Barrett, ENS Sloan, ET3 Potteiger, ETl Towner, ETl Ford - r ; K a 23 X SUPPLY MESS SPECIALISTS row 1: MS3 Zacharias, MS2 Banks, MS2 Valesquez, MSSN Stone, row 2: MS3 Defelice, MSC Moore, SN Froese, SN Waddy, MS2 Williams, MS3 Branch, MSl Idio 25 SHIP ' S SERVICEMEN Am m. 7 jk row 1: DKl Dangca, SKSN Russo, SK3 Mack, SN Parsons, SHI Garner, row 2: SN Pierce, SH3 Young SH2 Fisher, SH3 Ramey, SH3 Littell, SK2 Carter, SKl Pineda SHIP ' S STORE, DISBURSING 26 X T t ADMIN SHIPS OFFICE row 1: SN Salkoskas, MAI Smith, row 2: SN Brewer, YN3 Fontenot, YN3 Shields, PCSA Filip, row 3: YNl Keys, NCl Kruzan, ENS Wilkins, ENC Rivera, YNSN Sterling, YNSN Smith HMl Scott, HM3 McKillips 28 PASS OFFICE PN3 Coleman, SN Ubaldo, PN3 Howard, PNl Harshman QMSN Stambaugh, QM2 Roberts, QMl Wright 29 FREDDIES FAST FREIGHT CO YOU CALL WE HAUL 30 ■ - --■ — " " »m== ! M WESTPAC CHRONOLOGY Underway from San Diego Inport Pearl Harbor Exercise Bell Volcano Exercise Valiant Blitz, Okinawa, Japan Inport Suhic Bay, Republic of the Phillipines Inport Hong Kong Inport Pattaya Beach, Thailand Exercise Cobra Gold, Gulf of Thailand Inport Singapore Indian Ocean Transit Exercise Bright Star, Berbera, Somalia Cross the Equator Inport Mombasa, Kenya Transit Suez Canal, Northbound Contingency Support Operations, Beirut, Lebanon Suez Transit, Southbound Inport Subic Bay, R.P. Inport Pearl Harbor Tiger Cruise Arrive San Diego, End WESTPAC 4 May 12-22 May le-20 May 4-12 June lt June-7 July 9-14 July 18-22 July 22-31 July 2-6 August 6-16 August 17-24 August 28 August 29 Aug. -2 Sep. 11 September 12 Sep. -10 Oct. 11 October 28 Oct.-2 Nov. 14-16 November 16-22 November 22 November 31 AROUND FREDDIE looking around fc 33 th. men 34 35 FREDDIE AT WORK L f4fX - T 36 BB 37 —m r K- , v __: - ' g .. " ■ ■ " pit hi - ■- eSb -JT. ' - ■ i " ;J J " g 7 38 w 5:«5 ?£1 ' , 39 FREDDIE AT PLAY . . cookouts 40 . .I.O. Olympics 41 42 crossing the line 43 44 . .tigers : ■ 1 m K ma n l H HUJ.i ■ -m m d M V eg: y i 4 ■ 1. H 45 VIPS . . . Congresswoman Byron, from Maryland 46 CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS 47 FREDDIE VISITS OVERSEAS I PEARL HARBO R 12-15 May SUBIC BAY 16 Jun-7 Jul HONG KONG 9-14 Jul PATTAYA BEACH 18-22 Jul SINGAPORE 2-6 Aug BERBERA 23-24 Aug MOMBASA 29 Aug-2 Sep SUEZ CANAL 11 Sep BEIRUT 12 Sep-10 Oct 48 PEARL HARBOR ;, - v k 49 SUBIC BAY S 50 M •»«-» • ifcitflrif- 51 52 53 A PATTAYA BEACH 54 SINGAPORE 55 BERBERA ■ 56 MOMBASA »- l fW 57 58 SUEZ CANAL 59 BEIRUT 60 The following is excerpted from a proposed news article concerning the deployment of Phibron One in 1983: Westpac Deployment: A phrase that conjures many different meanings. To wives, children and family, it is a long, empty period punctuated with letters and packages. To those not familiar with the Navy, a " cruise " conjures visions of exotic Far Eastern ports. To more knowledgable sailors, it is the realization o f sixteen hour days and a variety of missions. The fact is no deployment is routine and that of Amphibious Squadron One was even more varied and challenging than usual . . . Phibron One ships maintained high levels of operational and material readiness throughout their deployment while participating in internationally im- portant joint exercises from Korea and Thailand in the Pacific to the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean. Arg Alfa with 31 Marine Amphibious Unit embarked, participated in a historically significant deployment when on 2 September 1983, just prior to beginning the homeward bound transit from Mombasa, Kenya orders were received to conduct Contingen- cy Operations in the Eastern Mediterranean in support of the U.S. Multinational Peace- keeping Forces in Beirut, Lebanon . . . Arriving off the coast of Beirut 12 September at a critical point in the Lebanese conflict, Arg Alfa made a quick transition to Sixth Fleet operations and for the next thirty days provided invaluable tactical and logistics support to the forces afloat and ashore. On 10 October 1983, Arg Alfa was detached from Eastern Mediteranean Contingency Operations and returned to Seventh Fleet via the Suez Canal. Having spent 78 of 82 days at sea, Arg Alfa made a brief upkeep stop in Subic Bay, R.P. prior to continuing their delayed homeward transit. The Navy-Marine team of Phibron One Arg Alfa can take pride in their accomplishments as the " Cutting Edge of The Pacific. " 61 FREDDIE COMES HOME m 62 63 CRUISE BOOK STAFF EDITOR ENS B.A. RAY PHOTOS MAJOR CONTRIBUTORS ET3 ABSHIER, LTJG SCHWARZ LTJG ASHTON SMSA ELTRINGHAM AND ENS RAY OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO JOSTEN ' S REPRESENTATIVE ED SHOEN WE EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION TO THE CREW FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SUBMITTED AND PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING WHILE WAITING FOR THIS BOOK TO BE PUT TO PRESS. 64
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