Gearing (DD 710) - Naval Cruise Book

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DEPARTURE NEWPORT, R. I. PALMA, MALLORCA NAPLES, ITALY SFAX. TUNISIA GENOA. ITALY BARCELONA. SPAIN NAPLES, ITALY THEOLE, FRANCE CANNES, FRANCE VALENCIA. SPAIN RETURN NEWPORT, R. I. ,M 1. fa--,N I , .p....n 5 im ff fy 'E 'L Q -what . ,ggi U 5: ff, 'rr' , W u ' H Q 'um' ' Ji ,mm- 5 2 E 2 2 E V x 5 5 Q I 1 4 1 s E 2 5 5 2 i ! x USS GEARING CDD 7107 MEDITERRANEAN CRUISE 8 SEPTEMBER 1964 TO 30 JANUARY 1965 pm. .1 51 s 1 5-1 .QQ .,r fn, ff 4 W , A-fywfff-'f'M! ,, W ,W ' , ,VM wwf ' f X ,yi W f , ,jyfw ' fWf? 2' , ,ww ,f , 1 4 V ,f ,4Q?7ff47H" ,f V ff ' , , ,-.Q 7, Y zz 4 . YO iifwff ,, ,gp 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- 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 '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. 1 g.,,f?' . f EXECUTIVE OFFICER Lieutenant Commander Rodgers was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 12, 1930. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1952 and received his commission via OCS in january 1953. After five months at NAS Glenview, Illinois, he reported aboard USS MEREDITH CDD-890, for duty as CIC Officer. In 1956 he reported aboard USS DES MOINES QCA-134D for a 2 year tour, serving as 3" Battery Officer, Fire Control Officer, and Air Defense Officer, respectively. During this tour, DES MOINES was flagship of the U. S. SIXTH Fleet and participated in the jordan and Le- banon operations. From September 1956 until January 1957 LCDR Rodgers attended the Postgraduate School for Naval Intelligence in Washington, D. C. Upon graduation in june he was ordered to the USS MAT- TABESSET QAOG-525 as Commanding Officer. MATTABESSET was permanently deployed to the SIXTH Fleet with her homeport in Naples, Italy, and operated throughout the Mediterranean and Northern Europe during his two year tour. In August 1959 he reported to the Office of Naval Intelligence at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C- and was assigned to CNO Flag Plot, as a CNO Briefing Officer. The highlight of this tour was the Cuban Crisis, an operation that was historic for all participants. In August 1963 he reported aboard USS GEARINC QDD-7105 at Cagleari, Sardinia as she was ending her first SIXTH Fleet deployment since FRAM Conversion. In 1954 Lieute They live with their two sons in Middletown, Rhode Island. nant Commander Rodgers married the former Sally Taylor of Washington, D. C- a i A Message From The Captain I f ,L-L r . L . ,awww my L . L E V LCDRJ I HANSON LT E L BOYETTE LT C F AKE LTJG K L deCLERCQ, Long Beach, Cal jacksonvllle Fla Detrolt, M1ch Erlevxlle, N Y 73 LTJGC E LETOURNEAU Chatham Mass f'N l A A 2 R WITTMANN, JR , RMC 'XV D GIFFORD, YN1 '1 Mountain Home, Ark Maple H111, Kansas . ef 5 . 1, l 4 ,. it 3 E M iw A 17 LIL '1 . 1 wi l , , , 1. L W it dv , L 'fu faii' Absent: .. X. . - V, L L ' V. A. PALKA, YN1 a IF LL L ' I L ' Johnston, R. I. F. 1. BRAME, SD1 45. Indianapolis, Ind. L B. S. RIVIERA, SD3 Philippine Is. H. wb M 13. W. POOLE, YN2 L Wheeling, W. va. L , , .v if, I f ff ,. L L a"t A L L.. 7. . L L 395 , L L9 L L W f L .::.:, - a L re . . ..s L L ' Lt" ...Lt .ttt 't'LLL tt t - . L L f,,, f L QA I 1 I , . 1. 4 1,1 , f - 9 ' ' - . 5 ix gl f E5 Q fit .. , '- . L' xx 3 V4 4 X xx L 2 2 L 1 L Ln '- l '- fi gt 4 ,, .W m D I , ,I .:. I X . . .,L 'L LLP L I A , 1 L s X ' , F A A A I 255 . . if , . Li' ii f L . U lj Y , ,. fs. v 1 I , 3 N , ,fx J, 'Z H LY mb U .Mx c ,, 3 ' L ..,.- b W- ?'5y - . I if L: . 1+ 2. - 3 . fr 5 . li l L 1. A ' 0 Q F wmv- LT 1. E. PURSLEY Boonville, Indiana ASW Officer Ex-Dash Officer ASW DEPARTME T I Anti-submarine warfare, or ASW, is the primary function of the GEARING. The ASW Department includes the torpedo, ASROC, DASH, and Sonar Divisions. These various weapons together give the ship both a long and short range ASW capability in conjunction with the sonar gangis ability to ac- quire and maintain contact with underwater targets. Each of the ASW weapons involves the delivery of a torpedo, but the variety of the delivery methods is significant. The torpedo gang fires its torpedoes directly off the ship's torpedo deck just forward of the bridge, while the GMM's fire their torpedoes by means of an anti-submarine rocket. The DASH men utilize remotely controlled drone anti-submarine helicopters to carry their "fish,'. All men in the ASW Department must be highly skilled technicians, as the ship's equipment for these defenses is primarily new and complicated computer and control systems. With a nuclear capability in the ASW field, the GEARING plays an important and serious role in our nation's defense. D ash Officer Assistant ASW LTJG R. G. POTTER Terre Haute, Indiana Ex-ASW Officer Assistant F Div. Officer ' . ,Ag-' I " 'V 'fab 57 7? ffyf 9 X n 5 Q: . ' 1? S T' T HJ LTJG H, B, TULIDCH LTJG H. T. GRACE Lrjc R. 1. BRIDGEMAN ENS C. M. WIEDEIEMAYER Rushland, Penn. Somerset, Mass- South Orange' ' - Q - G. T. WATSON, STC Qu. if J . an Newport, R. I. Y C-is .... M -ies, 454. D. F. SIVER, EN1 Kenosha, Wis. GJ Now the BOOK says... 'U-'Nl X M , 3' 1 ' 1.1-I. SIDES,AD-I1 J. BUTLER, GMM2 L. S. FERGIJSOE, GMM2 Jasper, Ala, Monroe, La. Jamesvl C, - Y- x u - 'M' ' 4, ., " K 'R ff f K? ' Q9 . ' 4 fx RA s ' 2 i - if Q R W 2 ' S37 'aff 3 x, ,- ha f an V R R' f 4 , qfif, . eik I '5""" .s E. MORGAN, ATR2 X, is 'W W. H. THRASHER, STG2 Ngrfglk, Va, I W Savannah, Tenn. Riffs? , , A. "T V . . H K Ai? 'fx ' ., ,,, Vw 1, R s R' A 2 R f s n,,nn R ,., . W! I 5 my,-,fri-fl .M ,J ' V' ' S x , Nw . , H ,W gl ,Ng 'QF 1- V :iii , ffi f L. G. KR.-xsK.-x, STG2 , E3 I , B, SERENQ, 31-G2 Cleveland, Ohio ' R , 3 , . in I 1 V . Go ahead, just DARE me to push it! Clarksburgx a , s A Absent: , , ' C.j.jENSEN - 4 - s.M.MYLENK1 i 'V ' 1, -,, , .. ,A , i , X ,s 1 SHL- WRIGHT, ADJ3 T. E. MATTINGLY, STG3 R. 1. PACKEY, TM3 lllCh1l1SOI1, Kansas St, 111-ands, Ky. Wamagh, N- Y. . .Ws In . . D 1 'fl U ' ,J M wi: 1, E. PARKER, YN3 Houston, Texas B. C. LITTLEFIELD, SN , Corinna, Maine K v ! B. A. PARNELL, SN Detroit, Michigan 'ff f'1 5. . :S- SM is j.j.DOWLING,STGSN Q R 'iai Madwon' Ohm Easy with that ASROC, boys! 'il .Mi-l+-R t 2 j..N. MARINELLA, SN 1. S. EAST, SN Stubenville, Ohio Long Bffachf Cal' it S. I Q B. G. SINKORA, SN Schenectady, N. Y. .. x',f1 , A I te P l R. C. AUCLAIR, SN Indian Orchard, Mass. 9 r I PJ. . I X7 . K. I 1. H. ACETO, SN Rochester, N. Y. R. E. FETROW, SN Spring Grove, Penn. LT J. T. DRYLIE, II rf, ff g Q. r , , ,M .,,,. ,, V, f ff 'm 5 ,X ffflf 'Ql2 C hA ,, . y X .1 Elmore, Alabama Department Head DECK DEPARTMENT The First and Second Divisions of the Deck Department tend to be mutually tagnoistic-the deck force ffirst divisionj is responsible for keeping the decks swept down, while the gunners mates and fire controltechnicians fsecond divisio-nj is respon. sible for littering the decks with spent brass. Under the cognizance of the boatswainmates the deck force manages all topside evolutions such as mooring and anchoring operations, underway refueling, transfers and replenishment at sea. While resting between these operations the "deck apes'l keep the sides and maindecks perpetually rust free. When anchored out, the 26 foot motor whale boat is operated by the deck force as our liberty launch. The gunners mates and FT's maintain and operate our air and surface defense weapons, two twin five inch 38-caliber gun mounts and related fire control system. The weapons "E" on the director and the proficiency "Ev on Mount 52 are indi- cative of their skills, practice firing sleds, sleeves, and hillsides has helped us earn T this distinction. lst DIVISIO .x. BRowN, BM3 Boston, Mass. 3 lv--.,,-X gym O EVANS Manhattan N Y Y? Q ,. f if 1 ' .' il?" I.l. ENS D. M. PROVOST D. SIMPSON, BMI i'c V.1,,, Mahwah, N- J- Newport, R. I. ,x T XXY, lst Division Officer I Y it .f,.. lfTWff'5?5i' , Us 53 lt' If 2 s X2 A ,, X. Y WX. . . ffm Elf' ' X B. P, BERTRAND if li Crowley, La. if V was L I MAUTER Canton Ohio .E k -f 43" N A iii Side palntmg is often hampered by the unexplainable presence of water 4 X ,l X cg i.. si, fi ,, X . .y X i -. f f ff: X Jef' ,Ml X ' - - ' ' 1 I 2 t - - X. , fe' .X ,g,X V is . ' s r,., A ,X 'L X t X. kkk, X, .krg i, i X ' . S. gg rlrs r . r 1 .,.r M -X ,'--' X XX X , , - X X.XX ' : " X ' e-kX 17 . E? if 1 r S s if.. X . . X X r .X X BTX-ig ' ' 4 . X rlll 5 iiii?i5liflQ ff , . . X . X X X X 1 K Ill 'P L X 4'1W4'i", 'V ' P',', ss,..lg'. , , iz . ,v'f ,numb ' X V ,-.L . I I 1 W. T. HOLMES Richmond, Va. E. F. GEORGE Annistion, Ala. ..-. W 1 A fi 1'-7" nw., 'ef -- ,yi-4 M1 . E. A. WATSON F airland, Ind. .YT X ' P, Kin uw 'Car' A sp T. L. JACKSON Cardinen, Maine Qu 451+ 2 is XX Y- ..,...... I. A. COOPER A. R. CUSHMAN Georgetown, S. Car. New London, Conn. i K l Q le Q 1 4' fd- ' V1-A 7 .1 is f if I Quo- , .."'5L. V, 'u 'Y gs." f ' Q s I 4- T 1 N I M.A.M1:sL1N O. C. LITTLE Utica, N' Y- Bay City, Michigan Nd:-ez., 'flip -13" APES AT PLAY!!! A ' ' A 1 ga- as, . iq.. 5: 115 1 'T - ' V 1 lllll w. N. RICHARDSON V R-J- RIORDAN Louisville, Ky, 75' BTOUX, N- Y- !,:'g':r N 25. J tl ,, .., ,V - .., .mga ., 4, la Q I if , 'hf' .. Y if I A Q lf' 1. M W. F. liING L. M. RIFE Canton, Ohio Donogofat IH' if 5 MER ip 1' M 4 5 R+ ,G l "' What would happen if I turned it loose? Y , Y Mtv R.E.BOUCHARD D.A.SPROUL F "" E. Hampton, Mass. Concord, Mass if 3 t ta Y K V,.,, . X ,A Absent: S5 M. CURRY, BMCA M 7 ' N. A. SORENSEN,BM3 5. F. THIBADEAU, BM3 1 .pp M W R. 13. FSTFS ' "F" NW'F D.L.PosNoT Y -F 1. F. GIFFIN c.H.HAsToN ma D. 1. LAMBERT 1. W. LYNCH T. W. MILES N. F. MURSZEWSKI C. H. REESE 1. F. STRATTON 1. H. TAYLOR All ahead flank! W. R. WALBERG D. R. HANDY Addison, Maine 2nd mvlslo gf, x il W. D. PERRY, GMSN Whitman, Mass. l A. R. KELLEY, SA Brooks, Ga. .iff-Y R ...A -1 ,APs mRqR -Q I 9 r I '1 Qi. i , - -'f H rv. ..-.....,, .. ids .R,, W 4 LTIG F. W. GOETSCHIUS Spring Valley, N. Y. 2nd Division Officer -X y I-".Q - vez! I A Y---W, .Q ir" 'EQ-rlp'5 'E f' . Q33 - f A 'V f - ' 'TV ' 'ff I fr'-Q l I Q x. . X4 gn-1 ' WAGUESPACK, GM Baton Rouge, La. .x V W x'A'v1il 'Q I .. .I , 3 s. xx J J , R. W. PERUSSE, GMSN x Tr? " f lx If 4 A f I I gf-A ., 11 "z i"'i..A..,. ' f Put him in here and nobody will find him . as 'li' ,id Amesbury, Mass. if ' 1 M? G2 I t Q ,-..Q xy' 1 R. G. BROWN, SN Wellesley, Mass. G. E. GILBERT, GMG3 Thomastown, Conn. M. Y . , I, I T. C. PARKER, FTCSN Detroit, M ich. .,. 5 3 , , .X ,sk , . l'V.,v ll, N it , it , B. ORTON, GMSN Buffalo, N. Y. l L. S. HANSEN, SN Bronx, N. Y. I. I..XXYliliNCli, l"'l'CSA N. Braddock, Pa. riva-. t vf iy w ' ,My . Og ' 1? if G. H. MOEHLE, FTG3 Burlington, Iowa J. A. VOGEL, FTC3 St. Louis, Mo. g , 4 ., 1. M. c:1.UN1a, FTGSN Mainster, M ich. X 'G rv Z f' B N ,, aff, p' rm S", ' if f ,Q 1 f9f,,j , -,Q - .4 M, 4 i fi' lg! J3---l'C' You think you,re I 1 confused?? . ,rx , Ti , E GI EERING DEP RTMENT The Engineering Department, responsible for the ship's power, propulsion and repair, is divided into two divisions. "M Division under the leadership ofthe Main Propulsion Assistant, is further divided into "B" Group, which operates and main- tains the boilers and fuel supplies, and "M" Group, which operates and maintains the shipis propulsion machinery, evaporators, and ship's service generators. "R" Division, directed by the Damage Control Assistant, establishes and main- tains an effective damage control organization, and repairs hull and auxiliary machi- nery. Within the structure of "RH Division are 3 groups, "R" Group. which main- tains all the damage control equipment and keeps the hull in a good state of repair. "E" Group which maintains all electrical and interior communications equipment, and "A" Group, which cares for all heating, refrigerating, and air conditioning equip- ment. The Engineering Department is a 24 hour a day outfit working with equipment much of which is as old as the hull itself. In spite ol' this they are always in a state of readiness to answer all bells from the bridge. LTJG C. A. FARRELL, IR. Providence, R. I. Engineering Officer U I as L A f? as-i ,L QQ 99 ' A '. U Ar V' - ', In . 1. 6 LTJG L. H. SCHONGAR Fairlawn, N. Main Propulsion Assistant it Y, A .. . ,ya 3 1 5 5 .3424 N 1 ,L l L . I j. S. STEWART, MM1 D. R. MIKESELL, MM2 Newport, R. I. Fall River, M ass. 'WP '13- it A 2 Q' ,- Q . Q . . T' . ' ' M. A. DOBRASKI, MM3 Syracuse, N. Y. f if P - t 1 A . 'fs -I " 3 Q f. W. P. WINTERS, MM3 Atlanta, Ga. K.. W9 LTIG P. M. ALTHOUSE W. I". CORLISS. MMI Neweport, R- I- Wilkes Barre, Pa. Damage ontrolAssistant :fi-L? VV 'R lv ' ff f .4 Ja, if 1 x 1,3 , st- sl- .,s'M, -0:1--" by' I , I 1 I Xt K t f p 'A e' H. A. BULLOCK, MM3 Cincinatti, Ohio ff 'QQ' t l in .g -js t fda ,L I R. D. HAYES, MM3 Baltimore, Md. .LI .FROIO, MM3 C ittenago, New York I L. D. SWOYER, MM3 Peckville, Pa. P. H. MECHEM, MM2 Claron, Iowa Q.. W. P. HARHICH, MM2 Buffalo, N. Y. it ,H an E up i ' . X l ,f.igQ" T. E. WILLIAMS, MM3 Richmond, Va. " I I j. F. MATTINGLY, FN St. Francis, Ken. 5. A ,I 14" 6 1 , 'at , J , L R. ., , ,. . in wa.. ,L W. V R. A. WRIGHT, MM3 Camden, N. j. .... ' A I 2 , T. RASPANTI, FN New City, N. Y. , 3.-W., 7-. .3 Rx i w 3 . wtf ......4.-vu Q . W. G. KIMBALL, MM3 Derry, N. H. Absent: EA. KERWIN, MMC . L. SULTZ, MM2 I. M. BAUER, MM3 3. H. GALLANT, MM3 . DAPOLITO ,. I.. F.XUI.KNICR XV. A. CRUS B. R. BAKER R C. rw Kit X ff P. .CONNELY, MM3 R- B- FISHER, MM2 estbrook, M aine Montpelier, Vermont I - . A 65 . I I . , ., -. .2 f. , I , , lx: fl - 'A 4 l'kl...f,,, f I 5 I T s 5: I t - R , , 1.4 I . fv"t' 7 ' -f "Af 4 f ff' 1 Q., ? , -a , 'xv ' 1 4 Q' Q , x 'I vu Q74 pf til 1 . x 4' . .Aw 'J f it All We always havetimeforaparty! ' 'N Q -.... 1 'ff I . G. J. CZERWONKA MM3 , , . A. UMPER, FN Rocky H111, Conn. Jsacgemento, Cal. H. A. WARNER, BTC Norwich, Conn. f e 1 L M. GHRIGSBY, BT2 Newport, R. I. S Q X A M, rl, , .J I J. D. TIPTON, BT2 Pawtucket, R. I. 1. B. JOHNSON, BT3 Cincinnati, Ohio j. M. YOUNG, BT2 D. E. HOOPER, BT1 Newport, R- I- M- L- AMES, BTC Old Orchard Beach, Maine Surry, Maine .Q r , v ., J fn.4,,.3,L Now please son, it's not done that way! W!! N: 1 R' WATSON' BT3 F H ROYSTER BT3 L'r ' , M ' . . , IC le ame Dorchester, Mass. J- P- PETREIKIS, BT3 Cazenova, N. Y. R. L. INGMIRE, BT3 Marengo, Ohio 1, I I ,fl x 'cs .. 5 1425 f. Ar, 1 ".Q'w Q Nr 1' j. M. LEACH, BT3 Newport, R. I. av? fr D. C. COOLEY, BTFN Lancaster, Wis. 5- X K i .1 Y ' p. if ---9-A 1 ' x ,A 4 . QI M. L. WAUGH, FA i ,!s--L a f1re and flushing pump, new Med lights, and four extra BT strikers." MANNING , HOF' s- an-Rau, rw X f 'Q -... .P R. j. DOTY, FN Alexandria, La. M. G. PUTNAM, FN Columbus, Ohio SUUOH, M355- X V Q . A '3 ' si A O A he we N ,, 7 ee .. l . .e,, , ' A"..r A 'R A .V 1 , 5 R' -L i"'i"'5fii1 w p p I ,,. M 5' is K. O. HOLMES FA PETRALIS .iw Tylortown, Mfss. C' D' STRATTON' FN Morrill, Maine R I, i l DIVISIO B- ..-.. lx LY! F. D. LOWERY, DCC Kannapolis, N. C. F. CUMMINGS, MM1 Augusta, Ga. W. P. ALLEN, SF1 Sarasota, Fla. ' 'Q' . L , , V.. ' ' A . gf' E. L. BECKER, EM2 Dearborn, Mich. . l l 1 "just 150 more connections to solder and these lights should be ready to go 1 on by about sunrise." t C. L. KISH, SF2 Cleveland, Ohio ffl Q iff' f 4 3 B l -- L Macon, Ga. t L V .. X T.g.VARGA,MM2 X jf 1.W.ARMsTRoNc,MR2 ' ast Gray, Ind. if . H. PRESCOTT, 1c2 T- C- CULE1 SF3 Clovis, New Mexico Green Island, N. Y. r ., Q . 6 ,L , ,P -,.-c.,l M. D. STEWART, IC3 Madera, Cal. F n E. M. HANDSCHKE, EN3 f R. A. DUBE, EM3 Nashua, N. H. .'-f' X I 'x'.,,u,,' .-,mv v 4 ' 1 to . ' 1 D. M. KANE, EM3 Floral Park, N. Y. 4. "Say, it was mighty nice ofthose Cruise Book Ipeople to let us use their dark room for a little whi e." R. L. WHITE, MR3 Gardner, Mass. Castile, N. Y. N. C. MONTANO, IC3 Anheim, Cal. jr .A J. F. REILLY, DCS Fitchburg, M2155- qew- 1 -ws ,Auf "" s,g3""' N921 - 2' 'H ks! 1 K f K .,.. -9- -42. xf R KELLEY EM3 L X x i i DODSON EM3 I F SHOEMAKER EM3 Tyndall S D Bristol Tenn Savonburg Kansas .. 1 Q x . ' W ' a V . . , . . , a ' - , . , I . ,mn 3 Q ,gif QQ . . I p. . D ' ff-1- X AA, I """ 1' , L A .l . A K ' ik , l , . ' A M A.YAN1CK,sN e 3 '4 Ser 1ton, Pa. Q Q - x ef' 0 , Q C.R.wH1TcoMB, SN . ' . y . Springfield, Mass. NN ,M es ,' qv' . e , GOELZ, FN uffalo, N. Y. J. C. TATE, ICFN Fair Haven, N. GVHEADLY, FN Q ' ,u-sn, -W Ex S est Creek, N. j. V- W, R. scoTT, EMFN Denver, Col. E3i15:.2" -4 ' R 1?-'1E4eI323f2' 2.5 . L P L -' 1 , 4 f' , 195i 22. i -liii ff-Q1 fx, 'Z wfr, 2- ' 5 f ' : ' f ,f ' .ir EX MU I-1:-fri L' -F 'L - - 1 R 1,5 A., A f -I .gg , 31, -an .115 ,. 4 4 -rg' fr, -,gs mg :Wm ,. N' 1, fr '-3-V .J :.f,W4f,1 ,f fx., ' gy'y3,f-f k , f 7 5 -v ff' . .4 1" - s f ' ,, ,,-wg., 3- .4 f .. A- y - , , 'f1 '.. ,-- 2 I infyi ZLL! .V 142422, .,Qp?:.i'J' LTIG F. W. CLARK Philadelphia, Penn. Operations Officer QQOC99 Us I :X ,W H. if ' I 'Q C. ROMANO, jr., QIM1 Providence, R. I. J. W. PEARCE, YN2 Statesville, N , C, ,M .. OPER TIONS DEP RTME T The Operations Department, often referred to as "the eyes and ears of the ships, is divided into OC and OI divisions. Radio central is the home of OC division. The Radiomen with the assistance of the men of the signal bridge keep the GEARING .in touch with the outside world by means of voice radio, coded word, radio teletype, flashing light, semaphore, and pony express Q yes, even today The quartermasters, keepers of the time, logs, and ship's position are also part of OC division. F OI division inhabits "Combat" in the performance of its duties. Radarmen and Electronics Technicians operate and maintain equipment which aids the Officer of the Deck on the bridge in keeping abreast of the tactical and navigational situation, Electronics countermeasures gear operated by radarmen enables us to detect and analyze electronic emissions from outside sources, to boost our defenses. S -,,:,, A Wwe Y M- i ,fi 1 f ., ' 5 5' 1 1' 3 . '41 ,AZ is ' f Q e p ,.,. gm R 2, 'LM 1' if fi.-Q .... f ,.. .Av Q . . .., 4 1 5 is 1 4 1 ,Q Q g ' U LTJG W. W. WESTON Walpole, Maine Division Officer 5 ,.v , f 1 f . 9' . .f ' f"" - .X F ,.,..sf 2. ijg. .' 4 1' VER? V t t E. 1. KETTNER, SM2 Newport, R. I. nf! fvivtv I 52' .,- I if Fifa... j. M. MALONEY, RM2 Boston, Mass. G SMITH PN1 LHC R. M. METT R. . , Raleigh, N. C. ilwaukee, Wis. Navigator j M,..,.,f'i W, t a x O A' ANDRUS. RM3 D. A. PATTERSON, YN3 ens Falls, N- Y- Pittsburgh, Penn. ,f Q . 1 X lt, , . 'i Pi W 1, ...Q . T .D f 1-.14 , f ., an FA' " , ,. 1 1952? ' ., ' 3 1. ORLOVSKY, RM3 C. A. DEW, RM3 S. HUNTER, RMSN Garfield, N. J. Thomastou, Conn. wg. .w 'M' ,, 3 I, . R. F. KLEBER, RMSN Lowell, Mass. !'e 9. S fs.,-V RW. N T. 1. BALTES, RMSA Warrensville Hts., Ohio .", 4"1' , K . I V. v' K W' l tg WF T S 3' ' ' 5 ., ' "T ,-9' C. T. CUNTER, SN R. F. PERREAULT, QMSN S050, Miss, S. Boston, Mass. Chicago, Ill. sf ' Qu." ' Sm X J. A. JOSEFOWITCH, RMSN Chelsea, Mass. l "3 X . D. W. VASSILY, QMSN Boston, Mass. I 'N .zu ,,, 5 1' X.. 9 -M R. l'. l'lUl,l, linfield, Conn. ENS. K. M. VIAFORE Tacoma, Wash. CIC Officer , if R. I. KARCHER, RDC Newport, R. I. E, 1. SANCHEZ, ETR2 Bronx, N. Y. R THOMPSON RD3 Grand Raprds Mxch OI DIVISIO ,f gf Sssg. t X' .33,1'1,,,-' ' . o No I C ' wavy, E 3 .- K . ig , is WW- , ,VV f V N. YQAS, , Z., X ' I , -5 AX., B xr 1 ' sf Q, a' Y ,A - . fi'-fe' f K C225 - f f 'f -Q"'- M-f f" f.. , ,. '-'K1'!..lff' K .. Bridge, Combat, Newport, Rhode Island bears 330f 3545.6 miles, steady bearing decreasing range." , ...' ' 4 '-. .. W' ,N ,K . l , G. SHETTERLY, RD1 Newport, R. I. ENS. W. W. SCH Buffalo, N. YIYHTT Electronics Material Officer ', f 3 f 1 . M lk, , f , , K4 , Q' , :iff I, , I L. SAUER, RD1 I Shawano, Wis. 'wgg erafi Qre , W. HEINE, ETR2 , , I I rl '35 KK 'Gif K DRAKE RD3 LaPorte Ind Manchester, Conn. r-"'Q,w Q viwiii R DRAKE RD3 LaPorte Ind Q K O an 13' C I ' I ,,," 3, - LV 1 Ve., - 5 ' -X x 'ik 'A Vv xfsygy it 5 ex, g . t A -155. as .X . . V: V vvv, 1 r. I- E WR .M Q C r ' v I , . G . . C Q . , . 9 . . , , . f5x"-alwzgfl f' 9 Ml r, aa Qi! D , f' i I on ' X 0. 4 X N ' ' A 1. GIBSON, RD3 A. BIRCHLER, SN E. KUBISEK, ETRSN Weymouth, Mass. janettown, Penn. Fall River, Mass. 'I 4 f K3 " ' 3 l' - la 'ls le, W -S 1 1 C? psf is. I 4 2 I S , V gi ON S""" ' L..- . ,S 4 'N 'XX . A , I- B X ',.x R. ALFEROFF, SN ul f WJGRIFFIN' SN StatenIsland,N. Y. In 1aHaP011S, Ind- ,-3! f 0 9 if 2 Y' '53 V fl ' A gl Q J ' -is 6- ,aj , Q, X V. V K , - 'xxx ,, A X g . BLOOMER, SA C- SMITH, SA We can always blame it on the RD's. J Troy, N, Y, San Diego, Cal. Q8 F3 'is .. D. KEISTER SN A. ACKLEY, RDSN E. PACHTER, RDSN Williamsport, Penn. Bangor, Mame Brooklyn, N. Y. L'l'jG R. F. MAYNE Roseville, Cal. Supply Officer r-'-'sg 'ik E. L. CHRISTENSEN, SKC Tyler, Minn. SUPPLY DEPART E T "Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow...the replacement part you ordered six months ago probably won't be here," is often said to be the fight song of the Supply Department. This unearned, igominious reputation of Supply reflects the average GEARING sailor's need for a whipping boy, something upon which to unload all his pent up hostility. Fact is, we are fed, paid, given laundry, barber, ship's store services and sup- plied with thousands of replacement parts and consumable items over each fiscal year by an organization unrivaled in efficient management of the process of dis- tribution. While in the Mediterranean, lights were on in the Supply Office nearly 24 hours a day, not only keeping the ship combatready, but also providing the ship's company with the opportunity to buy foreign merchandise at extremely low prices fsay, does anybody want to buy some French wire baskets? I have a couple of extras, see, and...j , ,..,..p 5 f f 1 .v.,, ,,,,. , nei' lf . f j 3 , 7 j.jENKINS,SDCS y , I2 Lexington Park, Md. , A uma..--I ,IQ ' ' , , . I L 1 I Mwlrsi j -- 8.1. ROBINSON, SHCA W. L. RANDOLPH, CS1 I QPU g 5 Portland, Maine Perth Amboy, N.J. i I M I ' X, 'e L ,l 2 I ,, '-1 like vvp- , s , ,,', 4Qif,f 5 ml F1 ' T ' I " K 5 b"A"'1, W Weds Y D.L.TEAGUE,DK2 D.G.KUHLMANN,SK3 Now just a dash of Salt! Bufliflgwn, N. C. Ricketts, Iowa ,QM 'Lf Eff- 11.4. 'N iff S 'Pk 11? pg... 4 ly. ,ii , . 2' D, 1, BAILEY, SH3 4- I' Melrose, M ass. W. Y. POORE, SN Colonial Heights, Va. l. ' JB B. ACOSTA, SN Philippine Is. R. L. COSTEN, SA Long Island, N. Y. i -2. . -1 s an Nbr, X.. 1-is R. R. MOORE, SKSN E. H. WHITE SN R BUESINK SN Mecklenburg, N. Y. Brooklyn, N. Y. J. Fredonia, N. "No, I do NOT want any cameos, piano, transistor radios or gidunk...I do want my change...please." Absent: R. BLANKS, SD2 E. T. HAYNES, SD3 D. F. TEASE, SH3 I. C. RUBEL, CS3 T. V. MOFFITT, CS1 R. G. GASPAR, TN M. M. ZARRA, TN W. R. CLARE, SN O. POWELL, SN R. M. LAFLUER, SN J. S. CORBIN, SN D. A. DECARLO, SN W. G. HULL, SN P I ff 1. vb 1 L. PADRO, SN New York, N. Y. ,,,! R. DE LAS ALAS, TN Philippine Is. W. C. HULL, SA Philadelphia, Penn. ENRQUTE... The word was passed, "All lines clear," and the USS GEARINC was underway. The day was 8 Se tember 1964 and the crew was fille with mixed, emotions-some of the men were looking forward to the new and exciting adventures to be found on forei n soil, and others were saying a silent rayer that their families and sweethearts would ,be safe and cared for during our absence. The first month was spent entirely at sea in oint U.S.-Canadian operations in the North At- lantic and NATO operations in the Norwegian sea. We missed etting a blue nose for crossing the Arctic Circle gy less than 60 miles. During this underway period the "boots" were transformed into capable and reliable seamen. The daily routine was a concentrated dose of general quarters, refuelinlg, and highlining. The frinlge winds of Hurricane Et el and other rough weat er com- mon to the North Atlantic in the autumn rovided the new sailors a chance to et their sea llegs, and for the old salts to get theirsgback into shape after a summer of calm seas. Although spare time was almost nil, the er- sonal boredom of this time at sea was broken periodically b popcorn, movies, and bin o on the mess decks. Vfllhen we weren't refueling oniundays, there was time for prayer and meditation at divine services, conducted by a chaplain delivered by the "Holly Helo" from the carrier. any egos were boosted Qand some deflated, by the bear growing contest, won by Jim Renner, QMSN, over a lot of good competition. Operations Masterstroke and Teamwork were our prime concern, however, and as we crossed the Atlantic to join the Sixth Fleet in the Mediter- ranean we reflected that this was but a preparation for the real thing if it should ever be necessary, and at the end we knew we were repared. As we passed the rock of Gibraltar headlln for our first port, the Spanish vacation paradise ciPalma, Mal- orca, we also knew we had earned our liberty. DA YS AND A WAKE UP. W' There must be some white paint here somewhere!! X 3 Y 7 Ji ff., K All hands fall into quarters for leaving port i Lets just wait gee T ' We XA xiii 1 .1 -pg x A 4 -,fx f 1' .5 1 Sv sr ! , Q 3 .- 4. DESRON 20 - Arriving i' 7? ,. 'A' ?l1'iis 'rl 'L' X-...I ,, I X f K J U I A 9 X . t SEREN0 Qrunner-upjg BAILEY gmost unusualjg RENNERQwinner jg COLE Q est effortj. And they said I was too OLD to grow a beard . Q ff 'KKK-, ,411 5,1 Divine services 1 3 DITIW N T E T K 4 A month to grow it and all I get is S5 fn I I I wouldn't call it Blackmail, Commander Norm al underway routine X ' 1 v vfy l ,-QQ ' V 1 Y I I in aff ng' 'LSO long Charlie"fChar- lie is back agzxinj X. N1 QW. -V f U. S. Mail - Outgoing sl 4 - P v ,I " A , V fc A at - 7 fri, qt, ':, Af' 4.1 4' ,. .1, 1 f x 'W M ,,ff ,I f E 3 ,, J f Q a, l-.1ga,- 4 vw .7',"'m Q ' 'Whiz'--.,,f1'Q, ,W 2 1 5 ' n VffL M ,A ,,,, , Q 4 is R PA R M I NU VERTICAL REPLENISHM ENT Has anyone seen the mail buoy??? x PALMA, MALLORCA 5-I2 OCTOBER After twenty-eight days at sea, the GEARING ulled into Palma, de Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain, for our first liberty port. This port, Palma, one of the world's most famous resort towns, proved to be a lively ort of call. The entire crew spent their liberty hours sight-seeing gre interestin sights of this port, buying Spanish souvenirs for themselves or sneir loved ones back home, and visiting "Blood Alley" and "jimmyis". Surely these names will remain with all of us for many years to come. Ialwas here that many saw their first bull fight, an adventure for a . The city of Palma, with a population of some 150,000, stands at the head of Palma Ba , on the southern coast of the Island. The incomparable beauty olrthe Island has made it known through- out the world as the Island of Light, the Golden Isle, the Tranquil IF' X "Q N. i . v Lake, and the Pearl of the Mediterranean. Atpart from its beauty, l A its attractive beaches, its mountains, unspoile folklore, hospitable Q 'X people, and splendid tourist services, Mallorca boasts yet another , + advantalge-the climate. While we were in port, the weather was - "t' ' h C 1, unbeata le, with an average temperature of about 72 0, -'DBX ' ty g Operating schedules have to be met, so on 12 October 1964, ' kg Q42 ' " T I amid a how ing thunderstorm, we departed Palma and sailed for . P at I it ar 5, Naples, Italy, leaving many new-found riends on the shore. il -'iffy . 1 F . S ft.-:A Q . "'ffQ""v , - z A .gs xg! E I Q. ' f n ' f rf 1 if ff I I 1 V - Gee, she doesn't have to cry!!! r 'P s 'f 'xml ' Q 1,3 I1 -,pr LV an f ' 5 'g 's . X , K ! flight-...L. Vt N ' , it 1 I "em ' I ,f . W ? S mn l X X 4 I R Ei 'K I I5 fl But I GOTTA hit the beach! Think we could get back out? ,,,,.fn Qian!- --.1 I 1 in A full scale exibition of Spanish pageantry...Cost but a few pesetos. wa ,4d'??Q Think we can hitch a ride? Entering the Caverns during Palmatour fi th 1 I P I .zu cc rn . a ma. , .,.,,r" l 1 I 4 1 I A I 1 I 2 F 9 I t n I I is 1 L h , III '1 -B fl q-s V if , , F .. ,. WI i D .--' fume' t - V .M 3' . ' b 4, . A 5 t N A we: 1 , si K In A Q I M L . V! ' 2--4.1 9 A -1 Q. Q . L I ' .X ' 'rf'nf5'Yf f' 9 Underway - Tourist style Sift? 'A ,' H, - s 4 3- 0. Y U ll "No, Poore, we will not mp for up I think it says "Bullfight today." 2 'Q ,NNN Q. ., K ,v . gfsj,-R. -1 ,,,-A fi -Im? - . , ' Q...-. -ng'-, -N, - Matador Picadof NAPLES, ITALY 14-23 OCTOBER 5-I1 DECEMBER Luigi, the barber, provided service with atmosphere. We arrived in Naples amid heavy winds and rain. During our stay, however, the weather was nothing short of outstanding. Naples, the third lar- gest city in Italy occupies one of the most magni- ficent sites in all of the Mediterranean. As a liberty port, Naples gave many of us the opportunity to visit the ruins of Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri, while others took this chance to take a tour to the ancient city of Rome. It was during this in-port period that many GEARING crew members devoted their time and effort in the re-decoration of an orphanage HS Part of the ship's people-to-people program. We departed Naples exactly the way we ar- rived-amid heavy winds and rain. Our second Naples visit was our last opp01" tunity to buy Christmas presents for mailing home. With the shopping season at full tilt great bafgains were found and most presents and cards sent home had an Italian styling. F FL ' f l f it K ,- I " - 'A 'fi , .1 i i i , me Q a f ' 1 V gi fe ' g V ,f 1 mia' ffl fgwjiyf l g ,W 'Q . 1 W' if t . 411- . 1 '-4' u H wig 1 44 :W , if 611 17, H ' ' X ' , W ' 3 Q2 - I A, l ii H Q t f f . ' 1 While at the "Bluebird", drinking... g g .Q- Q. ,WN K v g . ...or just thinking, were popular past times. Regard- ? g , Q' less of choice, the Italian and American sailors 9 H were constant companions in spite ofthe language ' V .Yjj 3, ,. 235 barrier. A ig-7, . ' 3 1, ft, .A L . ,, Q, ,I I 1-1-iii , A me M 7 ip. gh 'A D -5' t .ui f 4 I !n'Q'Q-LM-ff.1ff.ff' e . t . Q' Y , F A e f Y Y v ,, .-Q.--Q W W-m""".w Q . ,Ai-nur' l, ,4 ,M ., 7 K U' , A i A iz-C1 . --- ' ' M-fr" -W-I - -1... t H -fe 'Airing' .rlf-5-m,.!l.Ll .-tix:-ll ' U 'T i X .-if -' A ' The Naples tender period made for a long working day. ' lf. is Q' : ll 3 n 5 k' LAK? Q I ' V V fn 'inf Sggffiffji' J!" ,A l ' If 2 -fy .il y F - 1 .i gd . n ggi ,H -ja ga. , 1' ', ', , ..g,r '.f.A'.4' 1. X 5 5, . ,g,"fjq,V --.t.- -gmc - ' - , 3. 7 'HJ an ,' C we . ' .3 t t s i 3 Q "' - 1 if "lists 'rp' ' ' Q 6 'I ga 'Ai' I nf' .. M--A . a.q.g.ra au.. u The Pompeii tour is a "must" for visitors to Southern Italy. Through 15 foot seas in the Bay of Naples the GEARING made it to safety behind the breakwater. Minutes before the GEARING ar- rived, this Dutch freighter did not. Passengers and crew were highlined to safety by personnel from the destroyer tender USS Shenandoah. vi. m,r:,Mef,v5?fQs',.M, 1 s ' , 5 f l , Cameo makers never failed to fascinate potential buyers. This vendor sold everything from oil paintings to walnuts. Yi SFAX, TUNISIA 26 OCTOBER 2 NOVEMBER From the very start, Sfax, Tunisia spelled adventure. GEARINC was the first American warship in over 15 years to visit Sfax and we were as curious about the Tunisians as they were about us. In a city in which cameras were not permitted, GEARING sailors explored thoroughly in order not to forget the fas- cinating sights. Best remembered of all was the ancient walled Casbah where you could shop side by side with the veiled Moslem women. Tunisian beer was quickly found to be quite potent. Souven- iers were cheap and plentiful. The tour to the ruins of Taparura pro- vided some impromptu camel rid- ing. 'The hospitable Tunisian government, obviously knowing what goes on in the mind of the average sailor, staged a folk fes- tival of exotic local dances at the town auditorium. This event proved less revealing than was anticipated, although top gradetal- ent made the day a very educa- tional one. In return for their favors, the CEARING staged a three day open house aboard ship. More than 8,000 curious Tunisians now had a chance to find something out about us, touring the ship while a tape recorded "welcomeaboard" talk was played back over the IMC in French and Arabic. The climax of the visit was our presentation of Operation Handclasp materials to the school children of Sfax. Tunisian folk dancers mas er p P P Y , ,., is Q 'T 1 ' , ' fri? 1. 6' 14? X X I A quiet Q Pl game of baseball aroused Tunisians b f 455.5 who had never seen the game before. it Q, 11 vl tg , F 1 663311 four---" "...just wait 'til I get him at Captain's Mast." XS . ollev Wkgtciozggx 'A C S YNYQQQCEQXXS 09' jk 30 : . Sw 1 . ocfb' 1 5 0226 5 T . QS t,,, H it , . 1296 awwc' V . defvove ft!-53b1"3" sr" W' 14, BF" D W ,,.i-ww 23-fav And making headlines in Tunisian newspapers was just a part timejob. W 6 They came by the thousands Qand while they battled to get aboard we were grateful to get ashore, Z" .Nt ,fry I K XF7? S XQN f' Q-all-f 11" P r hge? X 'N An official visit was paid by Governor Bellamine of the Province of Sfax... :fi Krissy. M fr-ew, 41,-sa-L I - - ' ' Q-wifi: 1 l Throu h Ca tain Bonner, our interpreter, f ' A Ee sais he liked what he saw. fig?" - 'if . X0 A1 In sur lk MQ! 'f Understanding came easily once the language barrier was hurdled 'aX Wmmm Q 1 'Q ,A hum YV .143 Commodore Rubel and Captain Martin receive gold and silver trays, a gilt from t e school children of Sfax. 19 M -ur' vi Eaii+ "' 2' we W tw N' The reluctant departure NNY , Y., , Aw., e f" it H , ' f V . 212 Q 1 1 Iss. , 7523? 1, , - 3 , is Z .P P e X . fknii ' W R ' ' ff' f " " i X' x if , ' ' i y ,, 1, 'Zjfi?gf: 5 5 1 ' , ,. .5 ' Q K K as - f., :A 'f .. fe 1, L ,g X it-S, " ' ' uf?-'W W ., gs, A. , M V .Af Vg g T . A! 5 ,fr - fe X- -- is --rv ,. , . , M , ., ,. ' " ' Q , 'M f- f 'mi , ' , . - - - .L , X: X' -. . 9: ff ,W ,Q .,' is A "kim gf 5, I 'S 'A ivnjfvgf: ' A 'f jj" ij f- we ' if L K I 5 E " ' 11 a .if . iw, ' f ,-fe . W '51 nf -,I ' ' TI li 32 ,. X ...ft I i X , A L f M ex 5 ,V iq V 4, , I Y Q , .1 'wuz -5 I :fn ,he it 35 1 R v X4 ,. - - ' I ' K, rs , ': fl '- ,,,. ,, Y V I - A A . KV, V , gil ,I , L x J ia A K , t V e .F .gi if ,, W-'lr . t K V. Q5 e, it M Q L ' ' fl-My e - 91-'fi'-i ll A 2 W "fl", Y-11 :, ,, - ' , ' 'fiefssw '-r '-'mf' -' f--.f.t?',:ge,' 'pw V we ,-1, . , ,., 1 ' ' u V . - ' 1 F- :Q wi-LQ:,.gf,,-Q,.-.L-1 if-i-vi ' ',v'f.:,g'i"L-T"f.-iiflf2QvE1+ef1:wuf fi ., , .. --- ff, my-me .I - 1, W. K -I .V I ' ' i e e r r ' We "' - 2 N . n. . , 1 L I l 2 2 GENOA, ITALY ' 7-17 NOVEMBER The first sight of snow on our cruise was the morning of 7 November as the Maritime Alps to the northwest of the city appeared shining in the light of dawn. We had completed a journey which took us from the warmth of Tunisia northward through the Strait of Messina to meet the cold rains of the northernmost reaches of the Medi- terranean Sea. The great size and industrial complexity of this, Italy's chief seaport was a psychologicaljoltg the GEARING having been the center of attraction in Sfax, was now reduced to the insignificance of being just another ofthe scores of visit- ing ships. But the American sailor's adventurous spirit was not deterred. Leave takers ranged as far north as Switzerland and Southern Germany to take advantage ofthe first skiing of the season. Shorter trips to Venice, Florence, Piza, Porto- fino, and Rapallo were made by enterprising tourists. For the majority who stayed on in Genoa, the historical attrac- tions and busy night life occupied most of their time. Most remembered will be the hillside funiculars, Colum- bus' birthplace, the Texas Bar, and the immortal Lisa at the Zanzibar. , i '- 4 Q ,1. 'f'lf'H'l I' :sl , NIQLAHND L..J :st -c e, galil' il ..l ' " -ff T4 t n . uugdwj H , , H rmgllur rlstmr, .iff 'xiii v," 'lf' ff 5 4 . - V J 4 9. Posse warns intruder away from popular Genoa pub I gi l '71 - - ,Y ,. ww-ai-iv. - - M - A - ' p . - f'- ' 'fri' - f' - 211.2 ' . 'W - - . 1 z--. '- fl" . ' .c 3 ' rat - 1 R , i , ,. , .li-LS-I ' I ,, Q. I :: , H,a g . ,- ,L - ' rf ' - ' - 5-ff . ' " " , fi. 4 115. ' Entering Port ' , f ,.,.. . .-r"- -' g , - wk vi! Pl 1 pf hi X , rj V, Y ""-ww--Q-.. ,,,, nw- K Genovese dock workers gaze in awe at proficiency of Gearing sailor After 3 dry weeks the shxp received a shnpment of mxlk m Genoa f U 99 . ' I l . I R Ancient cloisters of Santa Eulazia Cathedral While there were few genuine tourist attractions in Barcelona at that time of year, the general con- sensus was that we should have stayed longer. The prices of everything in this Spanish port averaged 30 per cent lower than anywhere else in the Mediterranean. For the first time since leaving Newport we were able to hail a cab without fear of being taken to the cleaners. Barcelona is a modern city, with broad avenues and many fine parks. It is characterized by strik- ing new business and shopping districts which ex- tend outward from the port area and the old sector with narrow streets and bargain shops. We stayed too short a time to fully explore the town and see the surrounding countryside, but what we saw we liked and remembered well. BARCELONA, PAIN 28 NOVEMBER I DECEMBER .HW v-any .V Y A J 4 'Q 'Q , n .5 Q, i ' 1.8 K. iig- ff Curious crowds preferred U.S. Navy ships to the N.S. Savannah docked a few piers away. I , 1- Tl '1,:n t . "7':f""l ' .. :S:f'f1..:Q is .3 ., ,,..iX.,, If RESTAUQQINTE QD ,V -5. ' ..,,l':ffzxMoN1.1u1cH .tl r P 5 . 5- vi' V. :-.: -L, N l A R .Q W ' 4 'E' b y :mst l . 1 1 ' Q 'IF M K The Kentuclay B813 SCCHC of the two ay deck de- r partment party to end all parties ...which it probably did. Church of the Sacred Heart 0- . The 14th Century Cathedral of Santa Eulacia G, Nw 'llrs...- X hx. tl it ""-in xr pgs- .,q.,,'.,A,,,-.,s. .e.z:7""b-f?.i,. ,iw THEOULE,FRANCE 21-27 DECEMBER Wt t li ,ir - Jil While waiting for the boat, the Marco Polo Gla- cier Bar was the popular hangout. Where else could waves break over the roof in rough weather? GEARING dropped anchor in Theoule, her first visit to a French Riviera port this year. Theoule is a small, sum- mer resort town situated on the southern coast of France, about 4 miles west of Cannes. We arrived after the tourist season was over, so our visit was a little more subdued than visits to French Riviera ports usually are. Highlights of this port visit were a visit from the mayor, a Christmas party for the children ofthe town and a fashion show fFrench stylej for the crew. We celebrated Christmas day here and were surprised by a visit from Santa Claus- it was good to know that good, old St. Nick didn't forget us. Transportation was provided to and from Cannes for the crew as we took optimum opportunity to celebrate the Yule season. :ft Q25 Q fklz.,-1 ' ' y, , Z We-.-tl f' The Mayor of Theoule and the local schoolchildren were welcomed aboard. ul 'ILIE um nn ma 5. t my A t if ,t ff? "6 , fg ,, V I . Wk" Q ,+-- QQ ? A ,,,,,,,.-..-Q , I VV ,V,, K '51-gg KVf'h Nj ef .H These fishing boats shared the harbor with fabu- lous pleasure craft wintering on the Riviera Christmas show at the U.S.O. Club in Nice. CANNES, FRANCE 30 DECEMBER - 6 JANUARY The city of Cannes, ideally situated in the heart of the French Riviera, is one of the most fashion- able resorts of the world. From Cannes we were within bus distance of Golfe-juan, Nice, Villefrance and Monaco. Many of us took this opportunity to visit the reknowned "Monte Carlo". A tour to Paris was scheduled and many GEAR- ING men visited this fascinating city for the Hrs! time. While in Cannes, we also had a chance to visit the French Alps Qvisible from our anchor sitej and do a little skiing and relaxing. During our stay in Cannes, we were greeted by the arrival of 1965 and celebrated it French style. Cannes was one of the highlights of our Med cruise and also signified the end of it. One more stop in Valencia, Spain for turnover and we'd be homeward bound. My , ,H , r -.V. .gM 1 .- A Q, Q' I ', -la' Quin.. .K .- F v'f.4 N4 . - A .t -mm si--1 A Q -. 'xxx ' "ir .- - . . 5 . 'N The libert boat run was lon but the Forrestal Y S added runs for Gearing sailors. iv 4 . --., , 'Yi -Q.,- Qksfffbfz glam Some fine examples of French feminine beauty paraded for the ships compan gnc afternoon in Theoule. Expensive bikinis and other womens wears were shown ln opgg that we would buy. Few did but the turnout was unprecedented. 7 Yes, t.hat's one of ours in the middlev -rf",, ,rxl,,je.ep o ,X ...ff 1 Ar-W-wi A---...,,.,,,,-N Some fast working sailors dated the models after the show. .41 A Y , , ffl lim 1. ,., , .,- ww S 5 i I I. tl l , 1 s 1 ! 1 it I x 1 l 1 X , l ! 3 I I J 1 Q l I i fl 1 lf Qi V 'K ,- lx N, I .fl ,,,. - ' Jf' ' ,4r""' 4. ,,A-" xy b A 1' I In L A 'ly ' , - -J x 1 J- I' a v V V M irjll ' fm-.. -' rf ' 3 ' i I E, , rr 2 W g x J . - ' f A-4 ,,,z4-"',YV 1 , Lf., 1 . ff-V ,fy-f" '.,.., ., nl A .,--f" wg.,--r"' r, . - ' T ' kfr-,af , ' 1' 1, a 'ali '-- ,ff 'f ' " 'W' '+- ' 'Nikki I6 vw. , ,,'.g:1f.:..ffll. ,pw fr. 'f w 1' Dinner for the crew, or movie call would not have drawn as big a crowd. -155 M..-V 5 ii pm-u'v42f..ff .4 ,.,.-ff ,f x 2 S JE ',.,f . , ' 1 then lured into C.P.O. quarters F i 5 Fraternizing with the crew ,.,. .,.f- R I.-WIIH .r ,,..,-ff-T 'M VALENCIA? SPAIN 16-18 JANUARY Our two day stop in Valencia for turnover gave each duty section a chance to get ashore or one day. Generallg' speakingl there was not time to see the sig ts or muc of the city either. But just to toast Europe and the Med a farewell until we return again. On the last day ashore thoughts were al- ready of the arrival home and of the good things waiting just 11 days hence. Finally after stocking up on Fine Valencia oranges we departed for Newport, Rhode Is- land, on 18 january, and after a fairly calm and uneventful Atlantic crossing along the southern route, CEARING reached home at 0900 30 january 1965. L .N, . 'eff - -513 1.41 'A 0 . , A t A-A Q The GEARING sailor at work and play-H Skeet shooting , , - tm .., sz ug 4 f , Nylon lines can be hazardous E' ...a random sample. .uf G. Q. -its First officer to catch butt patrol ,f V11 iq. V 'ur - A , , u u 3,'lf4A-.,.. cp- 'fe 5.4, J' f f u W' 1' '5:::1 ....., !!!:'. :mu :ill- ix' I QL! Human fenders in Sfax 3 K J Mail call ,xx , dl -, W 5 u Q M 545 Q- 1 -if 3 -""" ff., 1 9 Tv 4' 2 lf' N16 I Sunday routine IJ 4" 1 1 1 it 54 ll 1 4 4 i I t i t K 3 I L 2 a i E i 1 fs fi Zi ci if i Z 3 fiwfmzzx 027121 7964 The fine Christmas turkey brought to mind the Thanksgiving turkeys lost overboard during re- plenishment. I In E iz -gif' fs On Thanksgiving we had ham jumping the gun. IW! 1,0 'fYf lf 1-1 4316 'C- A-41 ' V--up f . 1? f x 5 QLL. XX , "Bmw XX' 'Qi fn xv, x ig. 1-,., l, Graft in ships office Red hot signahnen can overdo it sometimes 5 2 Possible candidate for star program skilled in painting SIHIS 1 , 5 V I fJL..J ff Q aw- 1: YP' A Chow will be delayed until... N I XFN X "Ax"-"QxxhK- 'Z if - '1 Q"?: -. , 3 i KQQ 1,4 l 4. ,-.4' 4 ff ,f-1' And: If -,, li,-..,. .- i...,.. . 'Ya X. .f ff -www -X 4 1 3 xyfmqi Q Z A 52: Q -1 Qgifd .. .2 T-4'5" ' i M fl o A1 ft -Q - ff ' 5 F W ,,..-- XX ti -1 ' if fx 355' ' tw.-o .' . gtg M -, ' ,Y . - Q, A 1 w t That's funny, the line just went slack. 'www--nw ' yfw' , 437, Q ,, ,, ,, 7' 4: ,,,, Mpgfx, f ' 11 . ,W,,,pg7 51 ' Vxzf ' 'Vf' " " ur- I . 1 5, ,.V V,,, , V, Now testing the IMC , ,,', 5,419 4 98 P lot house, radio V FJ' T ff f sf VS o o XQAW 5 I . hn,.,, 2,1 2' , if . 'I K Q .. '94 X5 . if Q . L . , ,grab V, 'ff if -,15,3,. 'f -" fy Ii V I 1' ' ""' V ff' . R717 - 4' 91121 '-91N f . ' n 'Kl- .L,. I ., .2 fs' -47' Ilighline teamwork Whafs the exchange rate after lunch? I J' Knit one purl two Mock court set up miss., i ,,, if N 577 f nffbf 13' 15 0171 H577 ' I iw it 1 is 1 1 ,IW-gwwywagfff 'ff' L01-I7 U' .fa ,Wa , ,, V ,W ws-1 fl 'ii ' uw, Boot for a day The responsibility overwhelms me " Q ,, Outstanding meal was eaten from a trough ,- . ' I The Supply Officer clidn't laugh when he had to pay the fine. ARRIVAL NEWPORT ' 30 JANUARY 1965 4. f T A 5 degree above zero grffding . 5, 6 ii 5 1-'li-we-n-.-Q-.., Liza r -- 2 ,,, H sm. The tugs weren'l needed lylulle -up s .Ph , . 'Vv A ""T2'i I! .--vi qw ' 1 " ' First line over 4- A shouted hello CL- Rigging the brow ! v-- v 1 i A 'A 0, ,4 ri . an 7 3, ... A , 5 Qu, ' '11 -Q ,. .1 . 1 ,O - 'LQ- u s . ' I H" F' '33 3 ml A . 513.3 ' n nf, F' S Q ., S ,. A, H. 1 .5 'J X' Wgy' 5 5,5 ' I I I PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY LISKEY LITHOGRAPI-I CORPORATION NORFOLK, VIRGINIA 'S a I OF HOME AGAIN So, with this scene ourlcruise doth end. And now the Poet must grasp his pen, With humb1e'd words our thoughts to blend, Of Horne again, of home again. w , ,Q n an 'A 2 2 ,, , if ' ww , M I cfm 45 www' ,ff.- g, I ' ' " if 1. , ,HV M f A I VW' A Q, If . , :,,,.,,.g , W an g ig P if 4 gl ,V X f , Ayly if , 14, fe-' I f ggi H, My wwwwlx aafkfuiiff 'SM mf, M Z: an gf' 'fa - f .. i -uw ,- u O We set to sail, the Seas to soar. Through storm and calm, from shore to shore. With much to see, and much to knowg Yet, thoughts, return as evermo'ore, Of Home again, of home again. J' ' Q To Sea again. we'll happily go- As only men who sail can know. Our hearts will sing. as spray doth ily: .X ship alive with creak and sigh. Yet o'er it all, our hearts wiliyearii. ' X .-, Oi Home again, oi hotle againi C haplain joyette K 4-- if t i 1 . I' U Eg 4 , it Rl ' and A-1. Lg I , 1 Q t I Q 3 li it-,, i Ga Q ,L ll Qnhg V .V if x ,x ll , g,,,3,.i t 1 WSF Q si " pn-f -9-Q f .1 -.av - 1 ..' A in ' is' 1,-1 '- 1 -Q Q,-Q + " NLQ r 'L "V ' H kms 1- A ' i 1-lb - -' " C -.... 1 : in-v"'i A -' e- Neal? , i if? " I . ns... A wb 'P .M 'wht 'ke " ""' "" I ' , f --ni A ' .,,..l- Q .ln i "'. Q. is - 1" ati sg 5 , time M A -sa, ' "' '-. 11- -f ' - 2 'u-- "' ,, --...L if ' ,,..,-.4 HNQGL ' gl 0 ' lr L ' -' , s HP' ,. v:n,,,f'v2-Q ,, 5' 'Wa Q

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