Long Beach (CGN 9) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1967

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" W-'flllllflliv '2x5JQ5'. :1'iV'1' in mir-R S' -' COMMANDING OFFICER CAPT. K. C. QALLACE, USN On August 23, 1966, Captain Kenneth C.Wallace, USN, relieved Captain Frank H. Price of command of the LONG BEACH, thereby becoming the third skipper ofthe 721-foot cruiser. Captain Wallace was born in New London,Connecticut on July 30, 1920 to Captain and Mrs. K.R.R. Wallace. He attended Coronado High School in Coronado, California, and entered the United States Naval Academ i y n 1939. Graduated and commissioned as Ensign on June 19, 1942. He subsequently advanced to the rank of Captain on July 1, 1962. Upon graduation from the Academy, he reported aboard USS PERRY CDMS-173 where he served as Engineer Officer, 1st Lieutenant, Communications Officer and Gunnery Officer. ln September 1944, he became Gunnery Officer and later Executive Officer aboard USSWADLEIGH CDD-6893 where he remained for the duration of WW ll, until May 1946. During the war Captain Wallace participated in nine campaigns. Captain Wallace attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School at Annapolis, Maryland for one year as an ordnance postgraduate student before attending M.l.T. in July of 1950. He graduated with a Master of Science Degree from M.l.T. in Electrical Engineering CFire Controlj in July 1952 and reported aboard USS MACON CCA-1321 for a 13-month tour as Gunnery Officer. ln August 1952 he assumed command USS GEORGE CDE-6973 for the duration 222352 :ridge ti Q, at is 2 gil 21:65 3 , l ,ef 324. 1 if if 1 si 5,3 4 , Zigi , i fi fvfi 1' Z f fi QQ 2. 8 of the Korean War. Captain Wallace was orderedtothe U.S, Naval Ordnance Test Station, China Lake, California as Assistant Ex- perimental Officer in September 1955.His nextassignment was as a student at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College for a period of one year, which was followed by a four month tour under instruction in the Polaris Weapon System to the Naval Inspector of Ordnance, Sunnyvale, California. ln July 1964, Captain Wallace reported aboard USS OBSERVATION ISLAND as Commanding Officer and was relieved in January 1965 to commence a one year course of instruction in Nuclear Power. He attended the Navy Nuclear Power School at Vallejo, California for six months followed by six months at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit at ldaho Falls, ldaho. Captain Wallace has the American Defense Service Medal, American Theater-WW ll Medal, World War ll Victory Medal, China Service Medal, Navy Occupafi0I'l Service Medal, Korean Theater Service Medal, united Nations Medal and others. Captain Wallace is married to the former MiSS Katherine Carroll of Washington, D.C. Mrs. W9-H9-09 served with the National Red Cross in New Guinea during l1NVCH'kTh9y have foursons:Kenneth, Jr., Robert, Th0maS, n o n.

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791, .-tj '2 9-4 a s H 'FND Q 'Q W'Zh M - , CAPT. PA Captain Paul Roth, USN, was born on June 15, 1921 in New York, New York where he attended Peter Stuyvestant High School and Queens College. He was graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York and the United States Naval Line School at Monterey, California. Upon graduation from Kings Point in January 1944, he was assigned to the Fleet Oiler USS RAIVIPOCAO-121' participating in operations in the North and Central Pacific. Following World War ll, Captain Roth served as Engineering Officer of the USS TURNER CDD-8341 and as Executive Officer of the experimental EPCER 857 which was engaged in research and development work in sound, oceanography, and electronics. During the Korean Conflict, Captain Roth was assigned as Executive Officer of the USS HEED CMSF-1001, then as Commanding Officer of USS DEVICE CMSF-1285 and later as CommanderMinesweeper Division 31 engaged in Combat Minesweeping Operations. In 1957, hewas orderedas Com- manding Officer of USS MALOY CEDE-7915 engaged insonar' research and development work for the Underwater Sound Laboratory. In his Staff assignments he served as instructor of Naval Science atKings Point, in the Logistics Plans Division of the Staff of Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet with ad- ditional duty in the NATO Staff of Commander in Chief, CHIEF or STAFF U L ,raft aes QW sw w'fs6?'i5's it Wi ffl RUTH, USN Western Atlantic, and most recentlyas the SurfaceMaterial Readiness Officer in the Office ofthe Anit-Submarine War- fare Readiness Executive to the Chief ofNavaI Operations. In December 1961 he reported to New York Ship- building Corporation, New Jersey, under orders to Com- mission and Command BIDDLE CDDG-53. Upon completion of his tour as Commanding Officer of BIDDLE Captain Roth was orderedto NavalShip Missile Systems Engineering Station in December 1963 as the technical director where he remained until ordered as Chief ofStaffto Commander Cruiser-Destroyer FLOTILLA NINE in September 1966. Since assuming his present duties, Captain Roth has been intimately involved in organizing and planning for COMCRUDESFLOT NlNE's deployment to the SEVENTH Fleet and to the USS LONG BEACH. - Commencing in January this year as Chief of Staff for COMCRUDESFLOT NINE AND CTG 70.8 Captain Roth has been responsible for planning and execution of surface operations in support of CTF 77 and SEVENTH Fleet including the Sea Dragon operation and expansion thereof to include the present concepts as they pertain to the CRUDESGRU Commander CCTG 70.8 and CTG 77.03. Captain Roth is married tothe former UrsulaReynolds of New York. Captain and Mrs. Roth have five children: Elizabeth, Marilyn, Martha, David and Barbara.

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, gg. XI V N , "..' x X f f ,i 'llll QW Jlllffflfm. . EXECUTIVE OFFICER con. ROBERTZS. sivimi, USN Commander Robert S. Smith was born in Gary, Indiana, on August 4, 1925. He attended the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in June 1946, Commander' Smith's first tour of duty was aboard the USS BLUE CDD-7445 where he served as Torpedo Officer. In 1947 he went to the staff of Escort Division One and in 1948 he reported aboard the USS PERKINS CDDR-8773 with duties in Communications, Gunnery and Engineering. In 1950 he attended the Navy Special Weapons Unit in Albuquerque, N, M. as a student and served two years as that unit's Nuclear Officer in the USS FRANKLIN D, ROOSEVELT CCVA-429 and the USS ORISKANY CCVA-335. Commander Smith took command ofthe USS LUZERNE COUNTY CLST-9023 in October 1953 and after two years as Commanding Officer was made Flag Lieutenant on the staff of the Commander Amphibious Force Pacific. From June 1956 through May 1959 the LONG BEACH Executive Officer was at the Navy Nuclear Power Unit, Idaho Falls, Idaho, serving as a student, power plant operator, and unit Executive Officer during that time. He then reported aboard the nuclear carrier ENTERPRISE CCVACNJ65J for a four year tour as Chief Engineer. In 1964 Commander Smith got his own command again, li 3 2 i l fl 's ,E V 2 Eli I z Q 5, it 5 i i. 6 ka 1 Z S, ,I lg' if ti 'a ,. all 3 ls I -e 1 I i 1, fl gl 5 I r 597 I i i this time the USS HOLDER CDD-8193. He stayed with the HOLDER until being assigned to theSecretaryofthe Navy's Personnel Retention Task Force, Washington, D. C., in August 1965. Commander Smith reported aboard as LONG BEACH's Executive Officer April 16, 1966. Duties of the Executive Officer include the co- ordination of all administrative functions of the ship, such as the Personnel Office, Captain' Office and Public Affairs Office. Commander Smith also headedX CExecutiveJ Division whose members man the Post Office, Photo Lab, Print Shop, Chaplain's Office, Ship's Entertainment System, Personnel Office, Captain's Office and Public Affairs Office. Commander and Mrs. CRamonaJ Smith have four daughters. The LONG BEACH Executive Officer's decorations include the Korean Unit Citation and the Seventh Order of Yun Hui Ccloud and bannerj. His medals include the Korean Service Medal with two stars, the United Nations Service Medal, the China Service Medal, the National Defense Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal CCubaJ, and Navy Expeditionary Medal CCubaJ. Commander Smith was relieved by Commander J,D, Watkins in April.

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