Mobile (LKA 115) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1991

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The amphibious cargo ship MOBILE is the fourth U.S. Naval vessel to bear the name MOBILE. The first was the sidew heel steamer, originally named Tennes- see, captured in New Orleans and then operated as part of Admiral David Farragut ' s fleet during the Civil War. The second was a German merchant vessel held in port and used briefly as a troop transport during the first World War. A light cruiser was the third to carry the name. Con- tracted to Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in July 1940, MOBILE ' S keel was laid on 14 April 1941. She was christened on 15 May 1942 and commissioned on 24 March 1943. Following a short training period, the cruiser turned toward the Pacific. MOBILE participated in her first ac- tion against the enemy in a carrier strike on Marcus Is- land on 31 August 1943. From then, until the end of hos- tilities, she saw no fewer than thirteen " star " actions, but through alertness, excellent seamanship and good for- tune, she managed to avoid any combat damage. The cruiser, seldom idle, alternated between bom- bardments of enemy held islands, amphibious opera- tions, acting as a radar-reporting vessel and service with the fast Carrier Task Forces. She participated in such famous battles as Tarawa, Wake Island, the Marshall and Gilbert Islands, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, Guam, and the Philippines. Following the war, MOBILE was placed in the re- serve fleet at Bremerton. In 1959, she was sold and scrapped along with several other famous Newport Newsbuilt warships, including the venerable AUGUSTA. The USS MOBILE (LKA-115) became an integral part of a balanced, mobile and modern 20 knot amphibi- ous force of the U.S. Navy on 20 September 1969 when she was commissioned and became a unit of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. MOBILE ' S keel was laid on 1 5 January 1 968, and the ship was launched on 19 October 1968. An LKA, amphibious cargo ship, is designed to transport and land combat equipment and material, with attendant personnel, in amphibious assaults. Navy car- go ships such as MOBILE have a most impressive record of achievement in providing support for forces ashore and afloat. MOBILE perpetuates such a proud heritage. Armed with 11 assault boats and improved cargo handling systems, the 575 foot, 20 knot MOBILE pos- sesses a powerful capability for supporting amphibious assaults that is beyond the reach of older LKA type ships. Her " Mike 8 " boats, capable of landing 60 ton tanks, are the largest landing craft now hoisted aboard a Navy ship. Her improved cargo handling systems in- clude 1 2 booms, of which 2 have a 70 ton lifting capacity; special elevators; and an enlarged helicopter platform. The engine room can now be handled by 5 or 6 men in- stead of 14 because of the automated system. Air conditioning aids comfort throughout the ship, including roomy living quarters for a 330 man crew and 226 troops, recreation rooms and library. Besides wartime victories, LKA ' s have accom- plished significant peacetime achievements. They have been visible symbols of " power for peace " statesman- ship in times and places of crisis; they have brought med- ical care, food and supplies to persons stricken by hurri- canes, floods and earthquakes; they have rescued sea- farers in peril on stormy oceans; and they have been goodwill emissaries to other nations.



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Captain Guy E. Myslivy was born in South IVIilwaukee, Wisconsin, raised in Southern California and graduated from Army-Navy Academy, Carlsbad, California. Appointed to the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. Regular Pro- gram, at the University of New Mexico, he graduated and was commissioned in June 1967. Upon completion of Flight Training and designation as a Naval Aviator in November 1968, Captain Myslivy ' s first assignment was as a Flight In- structor with VT-2 NAS Whiting Field, Florida. Captain Myslivys ' initial sea tour began with VS-33 aboard the USS Tl- CONDEROGA (CVS-14) and USS KITTY HAWK (CV-63) flying the S-2E aircraft completing deployments to the Western Pacific, Mid-Pacific and Indian Oceans. In October 1 973, Captain Myslivy reported to VS-41 as an initial cadre Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) instruc- tor in the S-3A making his first Viking flight in March 1 974. In December 1 976 Captain Myslivy reported to Commander Carrier Air Wing ONE as Staff ASW Operations Officer. During this tour, CAG ONE embarked in USS JOHN F. KENNEDY (CV-67) making two Mediterranean deployments. Captain Myslivy then reported for duty to S-31 with Airwing SEVEN in April 1 979, consecutively serving as Squad- ron Operations Officer, Administrative Officer, the Maintenance Officer. The squadron embarked in USS DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER (CVN-69) which deployed to the Mediterranean in 1979 and a record 252 days at sea during the 1980 Indian Ocean deployment. In May 1981, he reported to VS-28 as Executive Officer. VS-28 deployed with Airwing SIX aboard USS INDEPENDENCE (CV-62) to the Mediterranean Sea, in June 1982. Captain Myslivy assumed command of VS-28 on 1 November 1982 and led the squadron through the remainder of the Mediterranean deployment. During 1983 84, the squadron conducted predeployment training and a highly suc- cessful deployment which included operation Urgent Fury off Grenada, support of the Multi-National Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon, and a major NATO Exercise North of the Arctic Circle. He also recorded his 400th S-3 Viking carrier arrested landing during the deployment. After change of command in May 1 984, Captain Myslivy reported aboard USS SARATOGA (CV-60) as Air Officer. His tour was highlighted by the SARATOGA-led capture of the Achille Lauro hijack- ers and initial retaliatory strikes against Libyan Naval Forces. In July 1986, Captain Myslivy reported to Naval War Col- lege, Newport, Rhode Island for studies where he also earned a Masters Degree in Management. Captain Myslivy re- ported to Chief of Naval Operations Air Warfare Staff in June 1987 as Head, Budget and Legislation section. Captain Myslivy has over 6,000 flight hours, which includes 4,000 in the S-3A Viking. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal and various unit and service commendations. Captain Myslivy is married to the former Mary Caroline Strong residing in Fairfax, Virginia, with their three sons Jason, Brian and Aaron.

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