Manatee (AO 58) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1969

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y?ar Each fiscal one of the mostco for efficiency, that represents t tiveness, smartness reviewing records operational profi MANATEE compe ed as the winner proudly displays black Battle " E " patches on MANATEE is a proul attitudes, excell The display of th It " . BATTLE " E " FOR MANATEE the Command ir Service Force Pacific Fleet bestowsr ted awards a l ' aval ship can recieve, the Battle " E " ?his commendation recognizes one ship out of each class le highest standardly uf Proficiency, readiness, effec- ts and reliabality in th i previous years schedule By of committments, amount ;ency, the ship with the Eff i :iiency of services rendered, and highest rating is determined. ies against ten other AO -22 class oilers and was select- or the fiscal year ending 30 June, 1969. She now he white lette r " E " on 1 ler bridge and the red and Pennant I from her main truck. Her sailors wear thfcir uniforms. These " E " ' s serve notice to all that ship manned w th a crew who demonstrate positive nt leadership An d MtaapiLaBff nnrf wpma nce of duty. ; " E " reinforces the ship ' s motto, " MANATEE Can Hack

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participating in the Third Fleet Op- erations against the home islands of Japan. These operations often took MANATEE close to the Japa- nese Coast and she continued these operations until the end of the war. Following the war MANATEE was assigned the Formosa Straits Patrol. In carrying out these oper- ations, she was sent to Keelung, Formosa, Hong Kong, China and the Pescadores Islands. When not assigned to the straits patrol, she was sent to combat areas for re- plenishment operations. Since the close of the Korean conflict MANATEE has served with the U.S. Pacific Fleet, having made eight WESTPAC deployments in the last eleven years. MANATEE has played a key role in supporting ships off the coast of Vietnam since the escala- tion of the Vietnam conflict. She deployed on 26 July 1969 on her fifth Vietnam support mission. After arriving in Sasebo, Japan and briefly servicing the Task Force operation south of Korea, MANATEE arrived in Subic Bay, her WESTPAC " Homeport " for seven months of arduous service. 155 ships were replenished by MANATEE during 10 line trips. She earned praise from the ships she serviced and plaudits from her Operational Commander for her consistently excellent performance. MANATEE has proven herself re- liable and efficient in spite of over 25 years of continuous service.



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CHANGE OF COMMAND On August 23, 1969 Captain C. E. FAAS relieved Cap- tain J. F. GILLOOLY as Commanding Officer of MANATEE. The ceremony took place while MANATEE was in Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, shortly after her arrival from Japan. Present for the change of command was Rear Ad- miral R.L.J. LONG Commander Service Group Three, who delivered the keynote address. Since the change of com- mand, Captain GILLOOLY has taken command of the aircraft carrier, WASP. Captain FAAS reported from the staff of Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Force Pacific. He assumed command as MANATEE prepared for her first line trip of the 1969 deploy- ment. He had previously commanded the destroyer USS INGRAHAM. Captain GILLOOLY commanded MANATEE from April 1968 through a WESTPAC deployment and major overhaul. Prior to assuming command of MANATEE he served as direc- tor of the Policy Division, Bureau of Personnel. Designated as Naval Aviator in 1948, he served with ASW Patrol Squadron 21, Electronic Countermeasures Squad- ron One and the Staff of Commander Naval Air Force, Pacific Fleet and the Commandant, Naval War College. He served as Operations Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer of Air Anti-Submarine Squadron 36 on the USS RANDOLPH (CVS-11). For his service during MANATEE ' s 1968 deployment he was awarded the Bronze Star. The change of command ceremony was concluded with music from the Naval Base Band.

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