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tH SIglftillSS CERRinC 00-710 iO-miDDLE EAST CRUISE Si • ' I % flff t-t t, ' M » KM I •«• ' «•« « " Ik- 1 L ■■■. ; f ' • -•• ' V ' He ■■™«r " ™»w«,r- ' . 1 01)eve h m hnn mairj tul)o )n }t iuatt h,but only n pecml hw l)nM iDmM for tl)C ( carin g to retiivn. it U iljc i Stw tljat p4 boolii affectionately h hicBtfjiJ. THE SIXTH FLEET You can compare the 6th Fleet to the cop on the neighborhood beat, a friendly guy who ' s liked by everybody and whose easy smile in no way indicates any softness towards any- one who would disturb the peace. " Our mission is peace, but we are prepared for any eventuality. " This is the way the former commander of the 6th Fleet, Vice Admiral C. E. Ekstrom, summarizes the task of the fleet. Specifically this means that the fleet has the responsibility to: — Help preserve the peace in the Mediter- ranean area. — Assure Mediterranean countries of the United States ' friendship and readiness to help them. — Protect and support United States citizens, interests, and policies in the Mediter- ranean area. — Be prepared to carry out such wartime as- signments as superior U.S. or NATO com- mands may order. — Provide realistic wartime training for ships and men of the U.S. Navy. — Perfect working relationships with our friends and allies. • — Familiarize U.S. Navy personnel with this strategic portion of the globe. Stated another way, the 6th Fleet has a twofold mission for peace first, and foremost, to maintain at all times a high degree of readiness and combat effectiveness ; and sec- ondly to spread and foster good will between the Mediterranean nations and our own. At sea the job of the fleet is to achieve and maintain a peak of combat readiness. In port the mission of the fleet is to promote good will, understanding, respect, and ac- ceptance, both through official contacts and through simple people to people relationships. Sports contests, ship teams, and local teams are a common feature of port visits. Church parties from ships worship in chui ' ches ashore. Exchanges of official calls and enter- tainment are a fixed part of all visits. Ships of the fleet are opened for public visiting all over the Mediterranean. Ship ' s bands play public concerts before enormous crowds. Bluejackets of the fleet can be found in all the great historic, or simply interesting, cities of Europe. 4 ■ Hi U.S.S. GEARING DD-710 The USS GEARING (DD-71()), prototype of her class, was built by the Federal Ship- building and Drydock Company of Poit Newark, New Jersey. The keel was laid Aug-ust 10, 1914, and on P bruary 18, 1945 the ship was launched. Named in honor of Commander Henry Chalfant Gearing, USN (1855-1926) ; Captain Henry Chalfant Gear- ing, USN (1884-1914); and Lieutenant Henry Chalfant Gearing, USN (1912-1942) ; the ship was sponsored by the daughter of the late Commander Gearing, Mrs. Thomas M. Foley, at commissioning ceremonies in New York City on May :3, 1945. Although built during Wcirld War II, GEAR- ING was commissioned too late foi ' combat service. She has, however, spent 15 busy years in the Atlantic Fleet, particijiating in many U.S. and Allied exercises. During this time GEARING has been sighted in such widely separated areas as the Arctic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Red Sea. Since 1951 she has sailed eight times with the U.S. Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean. The first homeport of the USS GEARING was Casco Bay, Maine. From this salty Downeast port she participated in Operation Frostbite, a cruise to Arctic waters in 1949, and, in early 1950, Operation Portrex, an Allied exercise in the Caribbean. In .January of 1951 the ship served her first tour of duty in the Mediterranean Sea. After this initial tour she returned in May to a new home port, Norfolk, Vii-ginia. Operating from Norfolk, GEARING has had a busy career. The summers of 1951, 1956 and 1958 h ave found her on midshipman ti ' ain- ing cruises. Among the ports visited were Barcelona, Belfast. Oporto, Copenhagen and Antwerp. Continuing to participate in the European i-otation plan, the ship has had Mediterranean tours in every year except 1956, visiting ports from Gibraltar to Istan- bul, and, in 1957, transiting the Suez Canal, calling at vai ' ious poi ' ts in the Red Sea. Early in 1954 GEARING joined the Atlantic Fleet Hunter Killer force to participate with other fleet units in Operation Springboard, and later, in Operation Novorock, which in- cluded Canadian Ships. Other exercises in which the ship jiarticiijated were the Joint Civilian Oi-ientation Cruise in the spring of 1957 and LANTFLEX 2-58 and 2-59. Dur- ing these exercises GEARING visited ports on the Eastern Coast of the United States and in the Caribbean. Between overseas deployments and fleet exercises GEARING has been engaged in shorter operations, maintaining herself cons- tantly prepared to carry out her wai ' time mission. The ship is capable of speeds over 30 knots and carries the latest electronic equipment to aid in her primary job of anti- submarine warfare. She employs two ahead thrown weapon mounts as well as depth charges against submarines, three 5-inch 38 caliber twin gun mounts against air, surface and shore targets, 40 millimeter machine guns against aircraft, and high speed tor- pedoes against surface shipping. GEARING, a unit of Destroyer Squadron Four, has officially made her home in Char- leston, South Carolina, since April 1, 1959. COMMANDING OFFICER, U.S.S. GEARING DD-710 t k Mi r-a f i f »?«» JOHN R. HANKEY, CDR, USN CDR. J. R. Hankey was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1917. After attending local schools he graduated from the Boston Latin College in 1935, and Boston College in 1941, receiving an A.B. degree. Commissioned an Ensign in September of 1941, Captain Hankey reported aboard the USS RANGER (CV-4) in which he served from December 1941 to July 1944. In Sep- tember 1944 he reported to the USS RAN- DOLPH (CV-15), serving aboard her until July 1945. After World War U Captain Hankey at- tended General Line School and Post Grad- uate School. From April 1948 to April 1950 he served as Assistant Naval Attache in Helsinki, Finland. The following year Cap- tain Hankey saw service on the staff of CINCLANTFLT. Returning to sea duty in December of 1951, he reported to the USS HOLDER (DDE- 819) as Executive Officer. In August 1953 Captain Hankey assumed the duties of Executive Officer of the USS SHENAN- DOAH (AD-26). Leaving the SHENAN- DOAH in December 1954, he was on duty in Washington, D. C. for the next three and one half years. Captain Hankey has been Commanding Of- ficer of GEARING since August, 1958. He is married to the former Anne E. Devlin of Boston and is the father of two sons and a daughter. EXECUTIVE OFFICER, U.S.S. GEARING DD-710 k __ SAMUEL F. McMURRAY, LCDR, USN Lieutenant Commander McMurray was bora in Madisonville, Tennessee on 12 July 1926. He attended schools in Tennessee, California and Florida. After graduation from high school in 1943, Commander McMurray at- tended the University of Tampa foi- one semester and later attended Duke University under the Navy V-12 Program. On 20 February 1946, Commander McMur- ray was commissioned an Ensign, USNR and ordered to active duty aboard the USS COLUMBIA (CL-56). When the COLUM- BIA was decommissioned, Commander Mc- Murray served aboard the USS RANGER (CV-4) for several months. Leaving the RANGER for a tour of duty aboard the USS WRIGHT (CVL-49), Commander Mc- Murray then reported as Commanding Of- ficer of the USS HAWK (MSCO-17). In 1952 he reported for shore duty at the U.S. Naval Schools, Mine Warfare, Yorktown, Virginia, where he served for two years. Re- turning to the mine Force in 1954, he be- came Commanding Officer of the USS DOMINANT (MSO-431). He was relieved as CO of the DOMINANT in March of 1956 to take over as Commander, Mine Division 43. In August of 1957 Commander McMur- ray reported to Duke University for duty under instruction, receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering on 8 June 1959. Commander McMurray reported as Executive Officer of the GEARING in September of 1959. Commander McMurray is married to the former Virginia Taylor of Durham, North Carolina. They have three daughters, ages 11, 8, and 5. GUNNERY DEPARTMENT The mission of the Gunnery Department has not basically changed since man first put to sea floating on a log. The department is responsible for maintaining the ship ' s hull, decks, and topside equipment and machinery; and for the operation and maintenance of the ship ' s weapons systems. By far the most important equipment in the department ' s inventory is its men. The Boatswain ' s mates and seamen who main- tain the ship ' s deck gear, the gunner ' s mates who operate and maintain the ship ' s main and secondary batteries, the Sonarmen and Fire Control technicians who solve the fire control problems and operate the computers which directs the weapons, the torpedomen who maintain our AS ' weapons . . . these men are the heart of the department. The Gunnery Officer heads the Department and is responsible to the Commanding Of- ficer for all weapons, ordnance equipment, deck equipment, ammunition, and far the inspection, operation, and utilization of this equipment. His battle station is the flying bridge, where he is in overall control of the weapons and directs their use timely and effectively. The Gunnery Officer has three assistants; the ASW Officer, the First Lieutenant, and the Cx Division officer and Main Battery As- sistant. The ASW officer, heading the " F " Division, is responsible for the ASW wea- pons and fire control systems as well as the surface fire control systems. He conducts Anti-Submarine attacks from his battle sta- tion in the Sonar Control Room. The First Lieutenant is in charge of all deck seamanship equipment, the ship ' s boat, ground tackle, and is responsible to the Gun- neiy Officer for the proper maintenance of this equipment and the exterior of the ship. He heads the " D " Division, which is com- posed of Boatswain Mates and seamen. The " G " Division Officer and main battery assistant is responsible to the Gunnery Of- ficer for the maintenance and operation of the ship ' s 5-inch battery and 40-mm anti- aircraft mounts. He is in charge and re- sponsible for the proper stowage and main- tenance of the ship ' s ammunition allowance. His Division is made up of Gunner ' s mates and seamen. As you can see, the field which the Gunnery Department encompasses is large and de- versified. Nearly everything that can be seen from the exterior of the ship is under the cognizance of this Department. The men in t his department are responsible for main- taining the appearance of the ship and the smartness of seamanship evolutions. They have a high tradition to uphold in GEAR- ING. r ' ? ' ?? - 1 Htti ' ' P ' ■ k ' - : ' ' W-t GUNNERY OFFICER LTJG Albert L. Henry USNA 56 College Park, Ga. ASW OFFICER DIVISION OFFICER FIRST LIEUTENANT v ' S % ■ ' . LTJG Victor I. Fredda USNA 58 Matawan, New Jersey ENS John August Georg Maryland 57 Accident, Maryland ENS Ronald William Render USNA 59 Columbia, South Carolina Carl Leslie Pool, BMC Town Creek, Alabama George M. O ' Neil, FTC Salisbury, North Carolina William R. Nevling, GMC Coal Port, Penna. D DIVISION s H. L. Norfolk, BMl " Mike " Baltimore, Md. Jack S. Bradfield, BM2 Galveston, Texas ? ' - 1 A. Campbell, BM2 " Soup " Mobile, Alabama . y.y. Elsie Hood, BM2 " Baldv Plunker " Ebo City, Florida Edwin R. Moore, BM3 " Harvey " Ware Shoals, S. C. Paul F. Corcoran, SN " Corky " Scranton, Penna. 1 George D. Schack, SN Union City, New Jersey William D. Kennelly, SN " Whop " Avon, New Jersey y( ' James D. Wray, SN " Reb " Greensboro, N. C. J Lewie J. Jeffries, SN " Jeff " Lorain, Ohio Noel L. Munoz, SN " Chico " San Antonio, Texas S P : A Rov W. LeClaire, SN " Stinky " Granby, Conn. Daniel H. Barfield, SN Dillon, South Carolina John D. Beehler, SN " Kitty ' New York, New York Thomas E. Grinsell, Jr., SN " Jfr. Bear " BuflFalo, New York Douglas C. Elliott, SN Georgetown, S. C. D DIVISION George Whittington, SN " Rembrant " Flint, Michigan Robert B. Rullo, SN " Dino " Middleboro, Mass. James A. Gagner, SN Chicago, Illinois . Harold B. McKee, SN " McKee " Binghamton, N. Y. Billy C. Jadwin, SN Jadwin, Mo. Robert N. Jordan, SN " Jordan " Clifton Forge, Virginia V 5 Audie Cummins, SN " Wild Injun " Tulsa, Okla. Jon O. Stanley, SN Atlanta, Ga. William M. Appleton, FN Bill ' Canal Fulton, Ohio 1 Billy C. Brown, SN " Bill " Rockingham, N. C. Jerry D. Fawcett, SN " Spickett " Vidor, Texas Michael J. Kelly, SN Mike Roanoke, Virginia Charles M. Carter, SN David Wagnon, SN Jack M. Romero, SN Walter Formhals, SN " Carter Bill " " Alfalfa " " Skip " " Chic " Shelby, N. C. Fayetteville, Ark. Santa Ana, Calif. Colesburg, Kentucky F DIVISION 5v Ralph Ostby, TMl Superior, Wisconsin Gerald D. Davis, FTl " Dave " Cliffside, N. C. f Thomas Lenahan, Jr., SOI " Tom " Fair Lawn, New Jersey William J. McGrath, FT2 " Rocky " Washington, D. C. Samuel D. Curtis, Jr., S02 " Buddy " Newport, Vermont Donald G. McNair, FT3 " Mack " Irvington, New York Robert J. Underwood, S02 " Reds " Hanover, Penna. K Ulesia Burnlev, TM3 " Nick " ' Detroit, Jlichigan » • f Richard Poodry, S02 Basom, New York 3t s ' ' James L. Watkins, FT3 " Seaweed " Jackson, Mississippi Chris 0. Peters, FT2 " Pete " Sumner, Washington f John H. Ondrek, SOS " Sonny " Cairo, New York Ronald F. Guzmann, TM3 Chicago, Illinois James E. Bovvers, FT3 Waterloo, Iowa (f Clifford F. Ha - vood, FT3 " Hayseed " Millville, New Jersey Norman R. Harrison, SOSN " Harry " Bluefield, Virginia F DIVISION Kenneth R. Moyer, SN " Teddy " Holmes, Penna. SU William J. Hamian, 803 " Bill " Pottsville, Penna. Ronnye E. Jackson, SOSN Sylacauga, Alabama Vernon R. Engen, FTSN " Moose " Flint, Michigan Charles L. Musser, FTSN " Charlie " Cayucos, California Robert S. Carbauh, SN " Bob " Deale, Maryland Raleigh C. Hart, SOSN " Buddy " Ocala, Florida Myron Bishop, SN " Joe " Bradford, Vennont Brice R. Simmons, TMSA Hudson, New York G DIVISION Troy L. Hall, SA " Hall " Marion, N. C. Robert W. Huskey, SN " Horizontal " York, South Carolina Leonard A. Dancy, SA " Dan " Batesville, Mississippi Raymond D. Ben to, SN Danbury, Conn. G DIVISION Robert H. Kilpatrick, GMl ••Slim " Charleston Heights, S. C. Don Brooks, GMl Miami, Florida Herbert J. Gray, GM2 " Herbie " Worcester, Mass. I f Clarence E. Kipp, Jr., GM3 " John the Baptist " Flint, Michigan Luthei G. Tanner, GM3 ••Luke the Drifter " Hemingway, S. C. Jones A. Smoak, Jr., GM3 ••Bud " Columbia, S. C. Alger B. Kendrick, GM3 Boldman, Kentucky Russell W. Newton, GM3 Boaz, Kentucky John W. Radcliff, SN " Johnny Cash " Weston, West Virginia " • 2 W Robert L. Henold " Sweetpea " Toledo, Ohio r Billy J. Crawford, SA " Bob " Neelyville, Missouri " Charles Boone, SN " Gene " Greenville, S. C. 4; i; Kenneth Earl Sanders, SN " Kenny " Hemingway, South Carolina Ronald J. Fair, SN ••Ron " Wildwood, New Jersey John T. Martichuski, SN ••Ski " Detroit, Michigan Sam Maynard, Jr., SN ••Albino " Logan, West Virginia ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT The Engineering Department ' s primary mis- sion is propulsion, that is, the operation of the ship ' s main engines and boilers in order to give the ship the power to move rapidly and reliably. A secondaiy, but vital mission is the produc- tion of utilities, such as electricity, fresh water, refrigeration, and steam heat. " M " Division has the responsibility for the main plant. This division is made up of boilermen and machinist ' s mates. These men operate and maintain the four boilers and two main engines, which are the heart of the ship ' s engineering plant. In addition they operate and maintain the countless pieces of auxiliary machinery which are vital to the operation of the main plant. The responsibility of supplying the ship ' s utilities lies with " R " Division. This division, with its electricians, enginemen, machinery repainnen and numerous other specialists supplies the ship with refrigeration, steam for cooking and heating, fresh water and repair services for every conceivable type of breakdown or emergency. A warship has been defined as a mobile weapons system. Mobility for our weapons is supplied by the main plant. The GEAR- ING ' S two main engines are capable of pro- ducing 30,000 horsepower each from steam produced by the four high pressure boilers. The 60,000 horsepower delivered to the twin screws will drive the ship at speeds in excess of 30 knots for sustained periods of time. Reliability is the keynote of a Naval pro- pulsion plant. The complex machinery that makes a ship come to life must always be in perfect operating condition. In order to achieve this goal the men in the Engineering Department must carry out their jobs with a competence and lack of pretention that is in the highest traditions of the Naval Service. ENGINEERING OFFICER James Fairbanks Maine Maritime Academy 56 New York, New York Assistant Engineering Officer Patrick S. May Northwestern 57 Aberdeen, Md. DCA x H. Ronald Masnik William Mary 57 Forest Hills, N. Y. MPA Joe B. Dent South Carolina 59 Columbia, S. C. el Nelson D. Wade, MMC " Jeff " Hong Kong Charles W. Chandler, BTC " Peter " Charleston, South Carolina Nicholas E. Senella, MMC " Nick " Windber, Penna. Charles H. Lewis, MMl " Lou " Wilmington, N. C. Benjamin F. Rickey, MM2 " Ancient One " Max Meadows, Virg-inia V Daniel J. O ' Neill, BT3 " Dannv " New York City M DIVISION Yvonne E. Cope, BTl " Cramps " Samson, Alabama r 5 Billy G. Oxford, BT2 " Fat Boy " Greenville, Tenn. t Clarence E. Cannon, BTl " Splash " St. Louis, Missouri Robert A. Bartlev, BT2 " Bob " Martinsburg, West Virgina f m Garv L. Wipple, MMl " Whip " Matthews, N. C. W. L. Vogel, MM2 " Sleepy " Davton, Ohio Rawleigh N. Stanley, MMS Donnie " V " Tillery, Jr., MM2 James P. Scanlan, Jr., MM3 " Stan " " Big Bar " " Rice Head " Wanensville, North Carolina Montgomei-y, Alabama Gueydan, Louisiana Chester Read, BT2 " Chet " Hainesburg, New Jersey f!! ?■ Don R. Smith, BTSN " Butch " Doubs, Mai ' vland Charles A. Samson, Jr., MM3 " Buggs " Lisbon, Maine Kenneth G. Hook, BT3 " Charlie " Kansas City, Missouri M DIVISION Richard E. Perry, FN " Dick " Fort Meyers, Florida John E. Rose, BT3 " Greek " Merrill, Michigan Richard J. Marinelli, MM3 " Wop " Bangor, Penna. Derry L. Mount, FN " Baby Huey " St. Louis, Illinois James M. Gresgston, BTFN " Hode " Duncan, Oklahoma J. E. Sandlin, MMFN " Joe " Surpure, Wis. Jack E. Hubbard, MM3 " Chink " Lansing, Michigan Charles Phykitt, FN " Eater " Babylon, New York 4 Charles E. Scott, BT3 " Scotty " Canton, Illinois Larry R. PancerofF, MMFN " Pan-cer-ofF " Pice, California William V. Fetrow, MMFN " Skidrow " Lewisberry, Penna. " ' % Raymond L. Howe, Jr., FA " Butch " Claremont, New Hampshire Norman D. Lubianski, FN " Ski " San Antonio, Texas Gordon A. Dietzler, MMFN Golman, Wis. William C. Davis, MMFN " Sammy " Columbia, S. C. James H. Apple, FN " Bambino " Little Rock, Ark. M DIVISION $ Troy B. Fisher, FN " Slow Poke " Smithfield, West Va. 1 Patrick J. Carey, MMFN " Winner " Chicago, Illinois V . Warren Dale Reynolds, FN " Lightning " South Bend, Indiana Richard L. Harland, FN " Harley-Babe " Texarkana, Texas ,t a Tony M. Pissos, FN " Sick Bay Billy " Wheeling, West Va. Joe C. Robertson, MM3 " Robby " Gainesville, Ga. be Gregory G. Shively, FN " Shine " Freedom, Penna. Fred Schlientz, FN " Tex " Fort Worth, Texas 4 Alfred W. Hurlbut, FN " Al Capone " Cleveland, Ohio Alvin E. Fai-mer, FN " Farm Boy " Joelton, Tenn. Robert L. Kimbler, FN " Gregory the Greek " Big Lake, Minnesota ffi- s V ' _ Paul D. Kelley, MMFN " Pizza Face " Brooklyn, New York 4- Jerry R. Crews, MMFN Lawrencebui-g, Tenn. €r: William J. McMahon, FN " Atlas " Madison, Wisconsin James H. Biresch, BT3 " Bed Bug " Revere, Penna. f5 Michael Boggi, Jr., MMFN " BB Eyes " Scarsdale, New York R DIVISION William Wright, EMI " Red Eye " Rossville, Geor a Harold P. Adams, SFP2 " Sonny " West-Alton, Missouri Durwood J. King, MMl " Bug ' s " Carilou, Maine o I Richard Chmielewski, IC3 " Ski " Pittsburgh, Penna. Alan B. Paul, DC2 " A-Bee " Derby, Maine In Thomas L. Tillery, SFP3 Blytheville, Arkansas Robert J. Noller, EM2 " Noll " Phoenix, Arizona .t Wallace G. Yates, SFM3 " Slick " Paragould, Arkansas M DIVISION • « K fr («!• it " id M. Wakeley, MMFN Omer J. Perkins, FN Donald K. Dunn, FN Eugene D. Parkerson, MMFN " Hippless " " Omey " " Miss Dunn " " Sonny " Bradlyville, Missouri Campbell, Mo. Antigo, Wisconsin Elmira, Oregon R DIVISION e " V Emory L. Clark, MRS " Chief " Mobile, Alabma V . Paul L. Cuny, EMS " Zip " Butler, Penna. f .. Donald J. Hentges, EMS " D. J. " Dubuque, Iowa if V Royce D. Ryan, IC3 Chickasaw, Alabama ■. - % Phillip E. Bruno, SFP3 Butler, Penna. Leo N. Vollman, Jr., EMFN " Heinrich " Evansville, Ind. C. M. Wrig-ht, EMFN " Buck " Central City, Kentucky o • t K Billy H. Morgan, EN.3 " Gus " Leeds, Alabama Aaron R. Luck, FN " Dude " Capitan, New Mexico Ronald S. Warnecke, SN " Sylvester " Ottawa, Ohio ' •,-4? ' ' - f W. F. Harkness, Jr., SFMFN Robert F. Gaboury, FN Fremont, Ohio " Bob " Woonsocket, Rhode Island W « f Carl B. Grimmett, FN Baltic, Conn. William C. Clark, FN " Face " Henderson, N. C. Joseph A. Gross, FN " Curley " Philadelphia, Penna. u otto Bankhardt, FN New York ( Michael G. Shoemake, SMFN " Cod ' s " Ripley, Tenn. Camelo Ayala " Hoops " New York ' ■ Bif. William L. Anderson, EMFN Charles E. Haddock, EMFN " Andy " " Chuck " Jamestown, New York Phoenix, Arizona Leo M. Lemoine, FN " Desie " Springfield, Mass. Robert W. Stocker, ICSA " Bob " East Grand Forks, Minn. I i Sam J. Colafi ' anceseo, DC2 " Sal " Birmingham, Ala. I Hi«- OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT The Operations Department of the ship serves as a nerve center for the direction of the ship ' s activities. Utilizing information which is obtained through various com- munications media, it is the responsibiUty of the Operations Officer, supported by de- partment personnel, to recommend action to be taken by the ship to fulfill its missions. Once the ship has reported for any particular job, a different phase of the departmental duties takes precedence. This is the job of assisting the Commanding Officer and the Officer of the Deck by supplying recom- mendation from the Combat Information Center. Combat, as CIC is usually called, is well equipped with the tools to carry out their job. Radar, Electronic Countermeasure equipment, and various electronic systems to aid in identifying an enemy are becoming in- creasingly important in the concept of mod- em warfare. Highly trained personnel are required to operate and maintain these complex elec- tronic aids. The radarmen and electronic technicians that operate and maintain this equipment are constantly endeavoring to im- prove the efficiency of this highly special- ized team of men and equipment. Numberwise, the department is the smallest on the ship, but the size of the job they must accomplish is far from trivial. Air Defence, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Gun Fire Support for invasion forces, radar navigation — all these are within the daily capabalities of the department. Even while these more special- ized functions are being carried out routine information such as the locations of mer- chant shipping and courses and speeds to carry out formation maneuvers is simultane- ously being computed and revised to keep the bridge informed of the entire situation. The men in the Operations Department are continuously on the alert, gathering pieces of seemingly insignificant information that, when evaluated, will give the ship the neces- sary forewarning to defeat any enemy, from wheresoever he mav come. Operation Order CTG 237 No. 1-59 Destroyer Forces Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea 237 Fleet Flagship At Sea 21 September 1959 Task Organization: a. 237 Destroyer Striking Force 237.1 Anti Submarine Unit 237.2 Anti Aircraft Unit 237.3 Gunfire Support Unit 1. SITUATION. Tliis operation order provides for the cun-ent noncombat operations and training of forces assigned to tlie operational control of CTG 237. a. Enemy Forces. None b. Friendly Forces. (1) Red Sea Fleet under CINCSUEZ (2) Persian Gulf Fleet under CINCKUWAIT (3) Arabian Sea Fleet under CINCADEN c. Attachments and Detachments. (1) USS Gearing (DD 710) 2. MISSION. This Fleet will : a. Conduct operations to maintain a high state of readiness in support of the Mediterranean Fleet; b. Schedule and carry out training exercises and minor combined exercises ; in order to: Maintain a ready capability. 3. EXECUTION. a. Anti Submarine Unit will : (1) Maintain maximum convoy defense. b. Anti Aircraft Unit will : (1) Develop and maintain tactics to effect the defense of the fleet against airborne threats. c. Gunfire Support Unit will : (1) Wlien directed, carry out sucli measures as are necessary to support waterbome operations. X. Coordinating Instructions. (1) Tills order is effective upon receipt. (2) USS Gearing CHOP CTG 237 on 1 November, CHOP Mediterranean Fleet 14 December. (3) USS Gearing maintain close and cordial relations with naval, military, and govern- mental authorities of Middle East. OPERATIONS OFFICER David E. Zweifel Oregon State 57 Loveland, Colorado CIC OFFICER Dorsey Thomas Mears, Jr. Penn State 57 Cranford, New Jersey ELECTRONICS MATERIAL OFFICER LTJG David L. Davidson Rice 58 Beaumont, Texas LEADING RADARMAN Hubert N. Webster, RDl " Bert " Springville, Alabama Robert D. Scouten, ETl " Scotty " Gushing, Ottlahoma John E. Doherty, ET2 " Jack " Hinsdale, Hlinois Wilbur Mooring, RD2 " Will " Kinston, North Carolina Ol DIVISION Flovd J. Raymond, ETR3 " Ray " Saginaw, Michigan Raymond L. Watson, RD3 " Ray " Spartanburg, S. C. Ernest A. Doherty, RD3 " Wort " Woonsocket, Rhode Island Michael Slapinski, RD3 " Ski " Grand Rapids, Michigan Raymond C. Southard, SN " Skip " Washington, D. C. i William V. Casey, RD3 " Bill " Newcomerstown, Ohio v3 fe -r Ronald Weiss, RD3 " Ron " Wyoming, Minnesota James R. Heglar, SN " Buck " Humboldt, Tenn. John E. Daniel, ETSN " Johnny " Cairo, Ga. ' -i e Bailey Pryor, RDSN " BP " Muncie, Indiana m Robert G. Hillman, RDSN " Bob " Minneapolis, Minn. Paul J. Carrigg, RDSN " P. J. " East Pittsburgh, Penna. 1 Willard G. Johnson, RDSN Ronald C. Ducombs, SN " Johnny " " Redbone " Ovid, Idaho New Orleans, La. Michael R. Smith, SN " Smitty " Barre, Vermont COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT One of the toughest jobs in the Navy is keep- ing the ship in contact with other commands. This job falls to the Communications De- partment. In June of 1959, COMDESLANT established the Communications Officer as a Head of Department making him directly responsible to the Captain. The Department is divided into four divis- ions: The Signal Gang, as the name implies, takes care of all communications of a visual nature. Although flaghoist, semaphore, and flashing light are familiar terms to everyone on the ship, there are few who are able to under- stand these languages with any proficiency. During periods of radio silence, the load placed on the signalmen is extremely heavy. The men in the signal gang have to be on their toes to do their jobs effectively. They seem to enjoy the strain and always come through when the chips are down. The Radio Gang has the job of maintaining contact with other commands beyond visual range. To remain in communication with other tactical units requires constant practice in order to turn out satisfactory results. Practice makes perfect and our radio gang comes about as close to being perfect as a ship can get. To the Quartermasters fall the task of check- ing the ship ' s position, maintaining weather logs, keeping the ship ' s charts up to date, caring for the chronometers and compasses, and checking the gyro compass error. In the Quartermaster ' s Notebook the events which occur during the day are faithful recorded, forming a peraianent record of the ship ' s histoiy. During ship ' s evolution which re- quire precise control of the ship, it is the Quartermaster who takes the helm. To the men of the Ship ' s Office falls the tre- mendous task of preparing, answering and routing all correspondence; keeping all pub- lications up to date; assisting in legal mat- ters; maintaining ship ' s files; preparing shipboard instructions and notices and main- taining the service records of the personnel aboard. Despite this heavy load the men are always willing to pause for a few minutes and cheerfully answer all questions brought to them by their shipmates. eh S - ,. -.. " " !. . vh(-.V— - : CVl ' -K-i " " - o , V " 6 (kft, .-- " ■ ' .JC Cue. ' ' ' il ,.. ' -■ ' as :jk,„. - SRO( f « , „.,.?.!■ ; ' - ,.r - • ' ' ' ' ' R0 . £° COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER LTJG John R. Eggleston OCS 58 Jacksonville, Florida ASST. COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER I. SHIP ' S SECRETARY LEADING SIGNALMAN ENS William W. Kehl Harvard 59 Kittery Point, Maine Charles F. Reed, YNC Charleston, South Carolina Fred E. Schneider, SMC " Eddie " Biloxi, Mississippi v Roy J. Fluker, QMl Selma, Alabama W. Norman Jones, RMl " Jonesey " Milwaukee, Wisconsin Charles R. Janulis, RM2 Charleston, South Carolina OC DIVISION 3 ,ir Phillip M. Maver, SM2 " Phil " " California George D. Magill, PNA3 " Magi " Richmond, Virginia Harry S. Sims, SMSN " Baldy " North Platte, Nebraska John A. Tobias, RM3 " Jack " South Portland, Maine V .. Robert J. Honer, SN " Bob " Philadelphia, Penna. 4 William D. Aman, SN " Bill " Plymouth, Michigan Jim H. McVicker, SM3 " Mac " Ashland, Kansas Tommy A. Cooper, SN " Dock " Greenville, South Carolina William M. Pillow, QMSN " Billy " Mt. Vernon, Ohio Ronald A. Makos, YN3 Aberdeen, Washington Charles B. McCall, SN " Tex " Houston, Texas Larrv N. Freeman, SN Pittsfield, HI. e Robert P. Laba, SN " Ski " Massena, New York Lavon Butler, RMSN Savannah, Ga. LeVere E. Klewin, SN Beloit, Wisconsin Ronald T. W -man, RMSN " Ron " New Castle, Penna. .« Ramon A. Duron, SN " Ray " Galitzin, Penna. John F. Miller, RMSN " Moocher " Wauseon, Ohio Henry M. Garlick, SN " Hank " Springboro, Penna. Clarence E. Hudgins, SN " Hudge " Jacksonville, Alabama 4 V Donald R. Kochevar, SN " Duck " Joliet, Illinois Thomas W. Elliott. SN " Tweet " Mt. Eaton, Ohio Earl W. Eberwein, Jr., SN " Luckey " Philadelphia, Penna. James T. Christian, SN " Doc " Portsmouth, Va. i il ■Li - i,i»- 4. " ' i M SUPPLY DEPARTMENT SERVICE OUR MOTTO-SPEED OUR FAME ' The Supply Department operates as a serv- ice organization. It is the mission of the Supply Department to furnish the needed items of materials and services when needed, and where needed in the fastest and most efficient way possible. Aboard GEARING it could be the Store- keepers issuing a repair part which will keep a vital piece of equipment operating, the preparation of a big holiday meal by the Commissarymen ; the Ship ' s Servicemen operating the barbershop; laundiy or ship ' s store, which holds the 1959 DesLant quar- terly sales record ; the preparation for ward- room guests by the Stewardmen; or payday on the 15th and 30th — praise be to the Dis- bursing Clerks. Not to be forgotten are the men behind the scenes, the men who keep up with the paper- work, insuring that a requisition will not go unfilled because of a delay in ordering or a mistake in handling. Service is their motto, but when General Quarters is sounded, they take their place at their battle stations ready to do their part in making the ship a real fighting team. SUPPLY OFFICER 5» «. Robert W. Eaves, Jr. North Carolina 58 Washington, D. C. LEADING COMMISSARYMAN Leslie L. Alexander, CSC Memphis, Tenn. LEADING STEWARD Enoch W. Clark, SDl Bowling Green, Kentucky CORPSMAN Richard J. Besneatte, HMl " Doc " Detroit, Michigan ft V Marvin J. Forbes, CSl " Josh " Georgetown, S. C. Harry W. Stover, SKI " Smokey " Dunbar, West Virginia William Gollie, SHI " Pop " New Orleans, Louisiana William R. Rice, CS2 " Bill " Pensacola, Flniida Thomas Hicks, CSS Hartsville, S. C. Joseph L. Wills, SK3 " Joe " Hertford, N. C. c Terrance V. Murphy, SN " Terry " Cincinnati, Ohio S DIVISION Edward L. Burnett, SD2 Florence, S. C. T ' Andrew Hoskins, GM3 " Andy " Pineville, Ky. Fred A. Dunbar, SK3 " Doodles " Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Fred D. Eddie, TN Diana, Texas Winford O. White, SH2 Virginia Beach, Va. Hance Hicks, BM3 Wab, West Virginia Thomas R. Link, SN " Tom " Pittsburgh, Pa. .,S( Larry J- Brendle, SN " Little Doc " Detroit, Michigan John L. Bailes, DK2 Norfolk, Va. ,1 John W. Hoiton, Jr., SH3 " Preacher " Richmond, Va. Terrence V. Leighton, SN " Terry " Bristol, Penna. « i9r«» Jlelvin D. GriflFv, SN " Dal " Sylvester, West Va. Jack Allbee, SN Leclaire, Iowa Thomas J. Brown, SN Youngstown, Ohio Willie Jenkins, SN " Buster " Savannah, Georgia Donald L. Howard, SN " Don " Alderson, West Va. Edward J. Mead, SN " Jingles " Des Moines, Iowa Redell D. Pickens, TN Chattanooga, Tenn. Mark A. Volrath, SN " Duke " Princeton, Iowa Clodualdo V. Amaranto, TN " Claudy " Cavite City, Philippines John V. Cotter, SN " Cot " Toledo, Ohio Roy Lee Clark, TN Fulton, Kentucky D DIVISION Walter A. Bennett, SN " Ben " Rochester, New York Charles J. Pavur, FN " Chuck " New Orleans, La. SQUADRON CHAPLAIN ASST. SUPPLY OFFICER Chaplain Roy A. Propst Shelby, North Carolina SQUADRON DOCTOR ENS. Thomas B. Irwin Duke 59 Nashville, Tenn. Doc Graham PEOPLE TO PEOPLE PROGRAM When a ship of the United States Navy crosses the Atlantic to operate with the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean, she assumes a twofold responsibility. She becomes a guard- ian of democracy for all the countries in the ai ' ea, a deterent force to any idea of armed aggression against one of our allies. Sec- ondly she becomes a good will ambassador, a small part of the United States visiting each port. This second responsibility is the basis for the ship ' s Public Information Program overseas. Not long ago, to emphasize our job as good will ambassadors, President Eisenhower instituted the People to People program for personnel in the armed forces overseas. Essentially this program is concerned with the harmonious social relations between our sailors, soldiers, and airmen and the citizens of the country in which they are stationed or are visiting. It proposes that we get to know our hosts. And conversely, that we always have our best foot forward when with them so that Americans will be well thought of by the people of that countiy. To carry out the People to People program the GEARING did a number of things while visiting the countries of the Mediterranean and Middle East. Besides the friends that we made by just going ashore, some of the moi ' e popular ways of gaining friends were the childrens parties held for oi-phans, the general visiting days, and performances by the ship ' s band. Sporting contests between the ship ' s softball team and basketball team and the local teams also proved to be an enjoyable way to meet new friends overseas. On the following pages we would like to tell you a little about our visits to the countries of Europe and Asia. VIEW UJ- KUCK FROM SPAIX GIBRALTAR GIBRALTAR ROCK APE It was a lonely and disheartening September 21st when we got underway for Gibraltar and a six month Med deployment. Although the happy faces of the crew of the DASHIELL, the sliip we relieved, didn ' t help much when we arrived in Gibraltar, things soon began to brighten up. Gibraltar, situated at the entrance to the Mediter- ranean Sea, is among the most historic and stra- tegically important fortresses in the world. The Rock itself contains a completely self-sufficient mili- tary fortress. Besides offering many sightseeing treasures, Gibraltar is a British free port, where goods from the world over may be traded at un- believable low prices. Leaving the following day, after completing the turnover procedure and going ashore for a short visit, we set our course for Suda Bay, Crete. ROCK OF GIBRALTAR AND CITY •» J m j UB tf i. -7 JiSiJ . ♦•A ' -f Sierra and Company Suda Bay SUDA BAY, CRETE Suda Bay is one of the most protected natural bays in the Med. Located between rugged mountains on the island of Crete, it is the site of a large (Ji ' eek Naval Base. We arrived on the 7th of October for a two-week tender period with the SIERRA. •..j..:«i , City ol " Canea, Crete Being away from any large population cen- ters, Suda Bay gave us a leisurely oppor- tunity to visit the Greek people in one of the most colorful and characteristic regions of their rugged country. On the 20th we weigh- ed anchor for Beirut, Lebanon. Local Softball Fans I Our New Bat Boy Pigeon Rock Beirut was our first glimpse of tlie East. Truly an inter- national city, Beirut is the crossroads of the Middle East. Nearly any product from tiie Eastern countries can be found in its markets, with exotic entertainment of equal variety readily available. From Beirut tours were avai able to Jerusalem, a hig-hlight of any cruise to the Eastern Mediterranean. Sauit (jfiiigL ' Hutt ' l BEIRUT, LEBANON Resort Hotel Area JERUSALEM Garden of Gethsemane PHiiii ai iSf Old Jerusalem Tour Group and Guide River Jordan SUEZ CANAL On the : ' Oth day of October we departed Beirut for the Suez Canal and the " Myster- ious East " . The trip tlu ' ouKli the Canal re- quii-ed most of the waking hours and some of the sleeping hours of the ? lst. It was an exceptional experience to travel through the heart of one of the most rugged and primitive regions of the world. We put in to Massawa, Eritrea, after leaving the Gulf of Suez, for a days relaxation. Lo- cated on the coast of Africa, Massawa was as close as we came to the " Dark Continent " . The 7th of November found us at another British free port, Aden, Saudi Arabia. We stopped here ovei-night for fuel and a short shopping trip, leaving the next day for Ka- rachi, Pakistan. Cv Illllllll, . Illl.ll ' •. " ' i« ' i, ' .!|IJ- »•• ■: . »,. City of Suez Signal Station, Great, Bitter Lake -■ i :. J5ftl£, ; fe - fekL.. Canal Entrance MASSAWA, ERITREA The Oasis, Massawa H Ship ' s Party Massawa 6 89 For Those Who Prefer Modem Transport How Do You Stop It? During most of oui; stay in Karachi we were engaged in a SEATO training exercise with the Pakistani, British, Turkish, and Iranian Navies. Karachi is the capital of Pakistan as well as being the country ' s principal seaport. It has been the gateway for millions of Moslem refugees seeking a home in this newly independent country. Besides gaining knowledge in the operating methods of some of our allied Navies during our stay in Pakistan, the country offered us some of the most stimulating and interesting sightseeing experiences of the cruise. Gardens Camel Market nP KARACHI, PAKISTAN III »iit«i 111 aiiii ' 11- 11111 ' ir li " II itlHf 111111111 ■ IflllHIK ; IIIIUI " ! :f 11I1111II ' ir iiiiinin 111 iiiiiiidi III !!•• ' ' ■C i ,: ' x_ I, Hey, Don ' t Spill My Beer We left Karachi on the 4th of December to thread our way back to the Mediterranean. We stopped at Massawa, Beirut, Picareus and Naples for fuel before finally arriv- ing in Monaco on the 22nd of December. i JW WTrTf . - ■■ft Nice Camel! Ship ' s Party, Karachi Wonder If My Camel Saddle Will Fit This One? Hot? j " ■«v--i- ' «5Sfr MONACO Monaco rates high on the list of places to spend a Christmas away from home with most of us. The atmosphere of the Riveria predominates even during the holiday season. Highlighting our visit was the Captain ' s invitation to Christ- mas Dinner at the Royal Palace and Princess Grace and Prince Ranier ' s return visit to the Commadore of DesDiv 322 and our Captain. For those of us who allowed our tastes to run a little above our incomes, there was the Monte Carlo Casino and the Hotel de Paris. A fortunate few of us were able to spend Christmas in Paris, certainly a lifetime memory. Royal Palace SS-SBiF ' SrlPjnSTv - View of Monaco and Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, Game Room -r I Casino Gregory Ratoff Visits Gearing This Looks Easy, or Does It? r % PALMA, MAJORCA Harbor of Palma Leaving Monaco, we operated with the Sixth Fleet during training exercises before putting into Palma, Majorca on the 13th of January. One of the most pictui ' esque islands in the Mediterranean, Palma offered an opportunity to enjoy one of Europe ' s most popular resort areas as well as a chance to pick up many shopping bargains. Leaving Palma we took a short trip to the opposite side of the island to Polensa Bay. Here the senior officers of the Sixth Fleet conferred on the state of readiness of the fleet and on new- developments which might strengthen the fleet in its role in the Mediterranean. Cathedral and Wiiidmills BARCELONA, SPAIN After a sortie from Polensa Bay we again operated with the fleet before entering the port of Barcelona for a two week tender availability alongside the YELLOW- STONE. Barcelona was two weeks of hard work, but there was time to enjoy the warm hospitality of the Spanish people. The Bullfights and Flaminco Dancers were high on the entertainment list, but the fine Spanish food at moderate prices was really something worth re- membering. This Spanish city is abundant with art and historical museums. It was here that King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella received Christopher Columbus upon his return from discovering the new world. Cathedi ' al Downtown, Barcelona The Bull Ring View from Cathedral Spii ' es We were all a little reluctant to leave Barcelona, but we were soon with the fleet again and off to Golfo de Palmas for another series of high level conferences. We sortied from Golfo de Palmas on the 16th of Februaiy to set our course for La Spezia, Italy. La Spezia, located in Northern Italy, is one of the largest Italian Navy Bases in Italy. Also located here is the NATO ASW research center, just recently established. Besides being interesting from the professional standpoint, the city is in close proximity to Pisa, Florence, Milan, and Genoa; offering the tourist a variety of sightseeing material. LA SPEZIA, ITALY Gulf of La Spezia Church Dome, Pisa ,.,,f-r«.r ' «,».(i,jj ,,,,., View from Leaning Tower of Pisa Leaning Tower of Pisa ' .• ' TSlLLtv.i •F " ' J - Caracciolo Street and Merg-ellina The Anjou ' s Castle Once more we were underway. leaving La Spezia on the 29th of February for Istanbul, Turkey, with a short stop at Naples. Naples gave some of us a chance to visit the ruins of Pompeii, others a chance for some plain old enjoyable liberty. ISTANBUL, TURKEY Arriving in Istanbul on the 9th of March, we were just in time for the coldest month of the year in this city. This, however, did not prevent us from taking advantage of the highlights of this cosmopolitan crossroads of Eurasia. Such sites of interest as the Blue Mosque and the Golden Horn attracted many of us. Istanbul is abundant with ruins of the former Ottoman and Byzantine Empire. Port of Istanbul View of Bosphorus Golden Horn Leaving Istanbul on the 14th of March we steamed back down the Dardenelles and once more into the Aegean Sea, enroute to Athens, Greece. Hotel Instanbul Hilton Tlie Acropolis Temple of Jupiter Olyinpien ATHENS, GREECE Arriving in Athens on the 16th for a one week stay was a fitting end for our Med deployment. The granduer of the Acropolis was another of the many, many highlights of an extraordinary cruise. Leaving the ancient center of the Greek Empire, we sailed west- ward to Rota, Spain, where we completed our turnover to our relief, relinguished our place in the Sixth Fleet and set a very straight course for home. Leaving the Med brought a twinge of sad- ness to some of us, but the thought of re- turning home liad the same joyous effect on us all. Tlie memories of this cruise will be with us for years to come, and no doubt in the future our memories will bring back nostalgic visions of a particular moment dur- ing our six month stay, but for every one of us, there is no place like home. The Academy The Thesion .. Miffs ' - Irifc a.. The Stadium Now tliat you have seen the places we visited while we were away, let us show you around the ship that toolc us there. The following pages are devoted to life aboard the GEARING ; how we work, how we go to battle, and how we spend our spare time . . . V - Say Cheese — w Marbles Anyone? . I r W W .ry Our Mail Man There ' s the Long Glass Chief Observer Who ' s Manning the Flagbag? ' mli ' " ' iit!lir iria Supervisors Cold Maybe? ■■W0W I Wonder If Vacuum Tubes Dry Out Heres Warnecke Mr. Fairbanks Ship ' s Party, Charleston A I Tourists at,.— Anybody Can Catch One With a Glove Eddy on Station 9 ' -A- I 1 Dinner at Giro ' s Which Window Who Needs a Shot? Harvey There He Goes! Time for Captain Video Wait Til the Captain Sees This Get the List Off Supply Types OH, WHERE DID THE RED SLED GO G. D. DAVIS FT-l We have a lad within our crew, Who says there ' s nothing he can ' t do. He turned us to with hammer and nail, To make a sled that would not sail. We made it long but not so wide ; He looked at it with beaming pride. When morning came and we turned to, We launched that sl ed on the ocean blue. To take a bow, this lad stepped up. But his sled was floating wrong side up. WTiile up on deck a roar was heard, Then came the Captain ' s final word : " We ' ll give the Red Sled one more try ; These Weights Will Make It Float Right Side Up " Where Did It Go? Over the Side This time it must be do or die " . With trembling iiands and fear filled face, He brought it aboard and bound in place Two bunk frames and a powder flask. Hoping this would do the task. When all was ready once again. We proceeded with the original plan. The rail was manned, the sled was raised. Our lad stood ready to be praised. At first we thought he was going to w eep As he watched his sled sink beneath the deep. Oh ! Where did the Red Sled go? Can I Eat It All ? Coffee Bi-eak in Red Sea Engineering Types What! No Green Stamps? UPON THE SHOULDERS OF THESE MEN RESTS THE PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD Navy Hymn Eternal Father, strong to save, Whose arm doth bind the restless wave, Who bidd ' st the mighty ocean deep. Its own appointed limits keep; hear us when we cry to Thee For those in Peril on the Sea. L5!L5? " Saj s yjBi ' y H i LisbonQBarce Cadi; Gibraltar ' Atlantic Ocean Karachi Colomb 21 Sept.- Enroute, Charleston, S. C. to Gibraltar 1 Oct. 1-2 Oct. Gibraltar 2-7 Oct. Enroute, Gibraltar to Suda Bay. Crete 7-20 Oct. Suda Bay 20-24 Oct. Enroute, Suda Bay to Beirut, Lebanon 24-30 Oct. Beirut 30 Oct.- Enroute Beirut to Massawa, Eritrea 4 Nov. via Port Said, Suez Canal Port Suez 4-7 Nov. Massawa. Eritrea 6-7 Nov. Enroute. Massawa to Aden, Saudi Arabia 7-8 Nov. Aden 8-13 Nov. Enroute Aden to Karachi, Pakistan 13 Nov- Karachi, Pakistan 4 Dec. 4 Dec- Enroute Karachi to Massawa 10 Dec. 10-11 Dec. Massawa 11-22 Dec. Enroute Massawa to Monaco via Suez Canal, Beirut. Athens. Naples. 22 Dec- Monaco 4 Jan 4-13 Jan Enroute Monaco to Palma, Majorca 13-21 Jan Palma 21-25 Jan Polensa Bay, Majorca 25-30 Enroute Polensa Bay to Barcelona, Spain 30 Jan - Barcelona 13 Feb. 13-15 Feb Enroute Barcelona to Golfo de Palmas 15-16 Feb Golfo de Palmas 16-19 Feb Enroute Golfo de Palmas to La Spezia, Italy 19-29 Feb La Spezia 29 Feb- Enroute La Spezia to Naples 2 Mar. 2-5 March Naples 5-9 March Enroute Naples to Istanbul Turkey 6-14 Mar Istanbul 14-16 Mar Enroute Istanbul to Athens, Greece 16-21 Athens 21-29 Enroute Athens to Rota Spain 29 Feb- Rota 1 April 1-10 April Enroute Rota to Charleston. S. C. i

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