Gearing (DD 710) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1965

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I Captain David M. Rubel COMMANDER DESTROYER SQUADRON 20 On 21 Au ust 1964 Ca ta1n Davxd M Rubel took command of Destroyer Squadron 20 consrstlng of the ships CEARINC QDE 7105 ZELLZSRS CDD 7775 N K PERRY CDD 8835 C P CECIL QDD 8355 BEATTY CDD 7565 M C FOX QDD 8295 and NORRIS CDD 859D The Commodore and hrs staff are embarked aboard the GEARING Commodore Rubel was born 1n Fargo North Dakota on 2 December 1917 He attended grade schools rn San Dxego and graduated from Herbert Hoover Hrgh School and the Boydon Preparatory School m San DlCg0 Captahn Rubel was appointed to the Unlted States Naval Academy rn 1937 by Senator Johnson Cahfornla Whlle a M17 shxpman he was a varsrty Lacrosse player for several years He graduated and was commlssroned an Ensmg on February 41 After graduatron Captam Rubel Jomed the destroyer USS GRIDLEY He served rn varrous theaters of operatron durlng World War II OH the destroyers USS GRIDLEY USS HOBBY and USS AARON WARD and ln 1945 commanded the destroyer USS LAUB In 1946 he reported to Olllf Task Force ONE for the conduct of the Atomlc Bomb tests at Klkllll After servrce on the staff he was ordered as Alde to Commander 1n Chlef U S Naval Forces Eastern Atlantrc and Medlterranean From 1948 1950 Captam Rubel served on the Staff ofthe Secretary of Defense In 1950 he commanded the destroyers USS GEORGE and USS CHANDLER He partrcrpated rn two years of the Korean War In 1954 he was ordered to the U S Naval MISSIOH ln Peru and ln 1956 r6p01'fCd to the Offrce of the Chlef of Naval Operatlons 1n Washmgton for duty 111 the Plans and Pohcy D1v1s1on He served as Executnve Offlcer of the heavy crulser USS DES MOINES the flagship of the SIXTH Fleet from 1953 59 He was statroned at the U S Naval Academy pr1or to reportmg rn uly 1962 as the Chref of Staff and Arde to Commander Cruxser Destroyer Fl0Ul la SIX He commanded the USS NORFOLK prror to assuming command Of Destroyer Squadron TWENTY Captam Rubel holds the followmg decoratlons and awards Navy Cl'055v onze Star Commendatlon Medal Presldentarl Unrt Crtation Asratrc P216 fxc Campaxgn Medal 12 Battle Stars European Afrrcan Mrddle East Cam p rgn Medal Amerrcan Campargn Medal Amerrcan Defense Servrce Medal World War II Vlctory Medal Natnonal Defense Service Medal Chma Ser vrce Medal Korean Servlce Medal Unxted Natrons Servlce Medal Navy Expert Plstol Shot He and Mrs Rubel the former Shlrley Joann Cane of Northfield Mill nesota have two chxldren Carol Lynn and Wllllam Rrchard It ' . . , . - , - , , , - , . . ' 9 9 ' a J 0 - - ' . 9 9 ' . n . . . . . o 0 ' .- . . C y 0 0 ' I 7 ' V I . . .. . . . . . s j . I I ' ', . . . . , . D .. . . 0 I U ' - . , , - ' . ... . . 'k I V ' . - , 1- . , I , .J . . . u . . . . , , . . A . . . . . - ', i. . ' Br 9 3 9 . . C , , , lv ' ' .V . . , , . ' , 3' s , , ' 5 . ' 1 ' a 9 A ' ' 0 1 I s , 9 7 0 , . , . ' ll U 9 9 u

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THE GEARING .... A BRIEF HISTGRY The USS CEARING CDD-7101 is one of the best known ships of the Navy, not because of her war record fshe has nonej, but because she was the prototype of what became known as the Gearing Class destroyer, a svelte product of late World War II naval architecture designed for longer cruising range and greater firepower. The keel was laid without fanfare on August 10, 1944, and working with speed which will never again be witnessed in a shipyard, the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company sent the CEARING down the ways at Port Newark, New jersey on February 18, 1945, in just 192 days. For 17 years the CEARINC bore and used efficiently her anti-submarine and anti-air weapons-two ahead thrown weapon mounts, depth charges, torpedoes, three 5-inch 38 caliber twin gun mounts and five 40 millimeter machine gun mounts. In the early 1960's however, GEARINC and other ships in her class began to show signs of age and obsole- sence, and in the extensive Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program she was reborn and saved from razor blades for an estimated eight more years. Today she sports only two 5-inch 38 caliber gun mounts but has been given a greater anti-submarine capability in for form of anti-submarine rockets C.-XSROCj and drone anti-submarine helicopters QDASHQ in addition to two three tube torpedo mounts forward of the bridge. The GEARING has spent her entire lifetime in the Atlantic Fleet. Casco Bay, Maine was her first homeport and her early years kept her mainly in Arctic waters. It was not until january of 1951 when she sailed to Mediterranean waters for the first time, and she returned to a new homeport of Norfolk, Virginia. Always an active participant in allied opera- tions she sailed nine times with the Sixth Fleet in the "Med" since 1951. Out of Norfolk, midshipman training cruises highlighted GE.-XRINC'S career. Northern European ports and the Red Sea alternated with the "Med" as cruise routes. In 1954 she became part of the Atlantic Fleet Hunter Killer Force to participate in the now infamous annual affair known as Operation Springboard. Between 1957 and 1959 the GEAR- ING exercised in Operation Novorock with the Canadians, the joint Civilian Orientation Cruise, and LANTFLEX 2-58 and 2-59. Port visits were concentrated on the East Coast of the S. and the Caribbean. As a unit of Destroyer Squa- dron Four her homeport became Charleston, South Carolina in 1959. In the summer of 1962 the FRAM I conversion gav-e CEARINC a new silhouette and she made Newport, Rhode Island and Destroyer Squadron 20 her new home. From Newport she has visited the Mediterranean twice, Montreal, Canada once, and the Caribbean three times. The Commander Destroyer Squadron 20 has been embarked aboard the GEARINC since june 1964. 1-



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'mit x i 'lx' 1 ,, I K 5 Commander James W. Martin COMMANDING OFFICER Commander Martin was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, February 23, 1926. He was graduated from Lowell High School in 1942 and entered Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts, in Feb- ruary, 1943. He enlisted in the Navy in March, 1943 and was called to active duty in july 1943, at which time he was ordered to Holy Cross College under the V-12 program. In November 1944, he reported to the U. S. Naval Reserve Midshipman's School, Fort Schuyler, New York, where he received his commission in March 1945. After attending General Line Officers School, Hollywood, Florida and 82 Gunnery School, Wash- ington, D. C., in july 1945 he was ordered to USS SAN FRANCISCO ICA-381 in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater where he served as Division Officer in the Gunnery Department and junior Turret Officer. In April, 1946, he was released to inactive duty and returned to Holy Cross College from where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in june 1948. Commander Martin returned to active duty in January, 1951 during the Korean Conflict. From january, 1951 until September, 1952, he served as Gunnery Officer on board USS MALOY CEDE-791j. From October, 1952 until November, 1954, he served as Operations Officer on the Staff of Commander Destroyer Division 602. In November, 1954, CDR Martin was ordered to duty as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to the Commandant, First Naval District with Headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served until july 1957. During this tour of duty, Commander Martin transferred from the Naval Reserve to the Regular Navy. From August, 1957 until june, 1958 he attended the U. S. Naval War College, Newport, R.I. as a student in the Command and Staff Course. From july 1958 until December, 1959, he was Exe- cutive Officer of USS NORRIS QDDE-859j. In january, 1960 Commander Martin was ordered to duty as Commanding Officer, USS SELLSTROM QDER-255 Q, in which billet he served until 24 june 1960 when SELLSTROM was decommissioned and transferred to the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. Com- mander Martin assumed command of USS THOMAS 1. GARY CDER-3261 on 4 August 1960, where he remained until being ordered to the Staff, U. S. Naval Destroyer School in july 1961. In july 1962, he was ordered to the Staff, U. S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island which was his last duty station prior to reporting as Commanding Officer, USS GEARING QDD-7101 in july 1964. Commander Martin has been awarded the following medals: Naval Reserve, American Theater Campaign, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Campaign, World War II Victory, Navy Occupation with Asiatic Clasp, China Service, National Defense and the Phillippine Liberation. In 1953, Commander Martin married the former Lois A. Renahan of Malden, Massachusetts. They live with their five children at 42 Dudley Avenue South, Middletown, Rhode Island.

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