Monticello (LSD 35) - Naval Cruise Book

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CAPTAIN FRANCIS W. BENSON JR. COMMANDING OFFICER OCTOBER 1969 - NOVEMBER 1970 CAPTAIN BENSON Born in San Diego, California, on May 23, 1927, Captain Francis W. Benson Jr. is the son of Rear Admiral Francis W. Benson, USN (ret) and Dorothy Meade Benson. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and was commissioned an Ensign upon graduation in June 1949. Captain Benson has served primarily in the Pacific Fleet in destroyers and aircraft carriers. During his first sea tour he was assigned to USS SHELTON (DD-790), US S AIMTIETAM (CV36), USS SHANGRILA ' (CV-38), and USS POINT CRUA (CVE-119). On returning to sea in 1957 he served successively on the staff Commander Destroyer Squadron FIVE and in USS BRADFORD (DD-545). During his most recent sea tour he commissioned and commanded USS COCHRANE (DDG-21) until July 1965. He assumed command of the USS MONTICELLO in October 1969. His duty ashore has included two years on the staff. Commandant FOURTEENETH Naval District and Commander Hawaiian Sea Frontier; one year as a student at General Line School, U.S. Naval Post- graduate School, Monterey, California; one year as a student at the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; two years in the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington, D.C. in the Officer Distribution Division; two years in the office of the Chief of Naval Operations (OPNAV) and most recently, two years in the office of the Secretary of the Navy. Captain Benson is married to the former Virginia Swift Drees of Vallejo, California. They have four children and reside in San Diego, California. CDR LEE S. MARSH EXECUTIVE OFFICER 31 J A N U A R Y 1970 ALL HANDS TO aUARTERS FOR LE AWING HOME January 31 and we are off to the Western Pacific. IVIany of the crew have been there before, but for most of us it is the first time across. As we bid farewell to San Diego and our loved ones, we look forward to the excite- ment, demands, and adventures in a part of the world 7,000 miles from home. ' 1 I . JSP!SSTSSSSS!S_ EsassssasgcBBSB r- MONTICELLO consumed a lot of fuel and supplies during her 8 month deployment, A good amount of the fuel was received from support ships at sea. Underway replenishment and the transfer of personnel by highline demand precision ship- handling by the conning officer and navigation crew on the bridge. The LSD takes up station abreast of the support ship at 1 5 to 20 knots; only 25 to 40 yards separate the ships. Speed and distance must be maintained through constant jockeying; too much separation could snap the vital lines suspending personnel and fuel high above the churning sea below; not enough separation could drop the man into the water and might even cause a collision. The versatile MOIMTICELLO also has the capabilities of replenishing the fuel and fresh water supplies of ships in need. Cometh the Chaplain Denver makes her approach with all hands on deck. Waiting to come alongside Corpsman overlooks linesliooter: Take five? Forward station receiving oil DESTINATIOIl Da Nang. Set condition ONE ALPHA. , , ' ■ i Mil- ' ■ . Patrol the pier Patrol the harbor Get ' em Pappy! And this is all we came for? Keystone Bluejay Along uncharted coasts, in numerous harbors, bays, an(J estuaries, MONTI- CELLO ' s massive well is put to use transporting assault boats for the Vietnam Navy, monotonously rehearsing arduous amphibious assaults with the Marine Corps, charting peaceful coast- lines, performing massive sea-lifts of men and material from Vietnam to bases in Guam, the Philippines, Okinawa, Hawaii and California, and delivering jet fighters, mini-subs, and ammunition to those who remain in the combat i ' one. With each entry into a Vietnam port, the Sea and Anchor Detail is accom panied by 50. caliber machinogunners on deck and a well armed LCPL MK 11 afloat guards against attack from swimmers. The ballast detail feverishly pumps tons of water into third deck tanks, sinking the ship down to free our cargo of boats fiom their huge " dry dock " . " Set Condition Oiu, ' ALPHA " , and tens of able seamen man cranes, ramps, cat- walks, wingwalls, boats, and phones and the ship comes alive cautiously guiding assault craft in and out of the well as they take on or unload tanks, jeeps, howitzers, tractors, or even earth movers, LCM 6 assault boats, palletized cargo, ammuni tion, trucks, cranes, or just seachests from waiting barges, boats or piers; and vehicles of all types roar up and down ramps to their stowage positions on the mezzanine deck or superdecks. Wing wall crew eases LCM G mlo well with big assist from warping head. 10 Truck and howitzer climb ramp to mezzanine after delivery by LCM 8. " Ballast control on the line Amidships .50 on the line You nanne it, we got it. Two LCIVl-8 move foreward in well for lift to the Phillippines. M Fully loaded, one gunner waits for the swimmer-sapper detail to be secured as MONTICELLO steams out of Da Nang. Last phase of loading is bringing pre-loaded boats and amphibians into the well. 1511 ' - r ' lit Superdecks 50% loaded, deckhands begin to secure cargo for sea while waiting on last elements of load to arrive. Anchor detail and gunners await the word to secure as we steam out of Da Nang toward Cu Lau Re. 12 Too eager, a seaman throws the first heaving line toward the Hawaiian pier, but misses his mark. arines may leave, but little liberty awaits the sailors who must work throughout the night to off-load MONTICELLO ' s thousands of tons of cargo. Marine Corps band, military officials, and hula girls stand by to greet several hundred marines aboard MONTICELLO returning to their Hawaiian home from Vietnam. Marines stand-by lifelines and hand rails everywhere while MONTICELLO moors in Pearl Harbor. 13 After unloading cargo, the crew of the MONTI- CELLO found time to enjoy a little liberty by touring the tropical island paradise of sun, scenery, and surf. During the day, the sun-bleached beaches of Waikiki saw many sailors delighting in the pleasures of body surfing, soaking up sun, and taking a dip in the blue Pacific, while others visited Diamond Head or toured the isle of enchanting flowers. Nighttime flashing neon signs of downtown nightclubs attracted many of the crew; and some experienced the famous Hawaiian drink - a Mai Tai. The crew also enjoyed the steak and lobster dinners as well as the entertainment which was provided at the EM Club. Leary sailor volunteers for guillotine trick in downtown nightclub Queen Surf Garden at Waikiki Hawaiian surfer rides the crest at Diamond Head 14 STAsrsm Sasebo lured all the camera bugs ashore. Due to a need for engineering repairs, the MONTICELLO and her crew spent 18 days in Sasebo, Japan. Sasebo, a center of Japanese culture, offered to a sea-weary sailor many unusual sights and exotic experiences. Some of the more adventurous crew members took a tour to Nagasaki, the sight of a World War II A-Bomb. A museum containing ruins and relics of the devastation was a highlight of the tour. Another treat of the city was the open markets and sidewalk shops that line the downtown shopping arcade. After a hard day of touring the city and spending money on camera and stereo equipment, the sailors on liberty visited the restaurants and cocktail lounges. Many tasted Japanese culture by partaking of many Japanese dishes, including sukiyaki (fried beef and vegetables), sashimi (raw fish), tempura (deep fried shrimp and vegetables), not to mention fried rice, raw squid, and octopus tentacles. This small temple exemplifies Japanese architecture. The famous Japanese lotus blossoms. 15 High in the housing district we find Japanese cars go anywhere. .JH Ki ' i, Shrine in housing district Fresh squid in open market fl - .-1 ' ' ' .1.1 III Wf 16 Sasebo ' s mam street The open market Mother and child purchase silk Housewife works in garden Anyone for dried fish? 17 18 The market has a little bit of everything. I L.t " " " Townspeople come to see the ship as sailors head for town. Ilo Mo City has the reputation of being the friendliest city of the WestPac ports, and it is no wonder that this is true. While the MONTICELLO was tied up in the city ' s harbor, she held an open house, and 5000 of the city ' s populace came aboard to view the nooks and crannies of the " Mo " Boat. Although at first they were wary of the tables of cookies, the sightseers ate many delicious cookies which were baked by the ship ' s cooks. The MONTICELLO was the first naval ship in 12 years to visit the city. Many of the native children who came aboard wanted their picture taken, and their favorite phrase was, " Hey Joel You take one shot? " The stop in Ilo Ilo by the MONTICELLO served as a good will mission. Many of the crew painted a schoolhouse for Boys Town and donated a bell to the school. While some of the crew were busy painting, others were engaged in a torrid game of basketball with the local police, and still others of the crew were slugging it out with the cops on the baseball diamond, which closely resembled a cow pasture. Despite painting schoolhouses and participating in sports contests, many of the crew found time to tour the city in the colorful " jeepney " , or visit the homes of the people to enjoy the home-cooked native dishes. Busy intersection downtown -S- T S±x Local populace gather as the ship pulls in. Young girls pose with tour guide Spanish style church near the plaza Visitors swarm over the ship 20 New construction in housing area ' Ship ' s basketball team plays the police department at the plaza. The friendly Filipinos enjoy our hospitality. Snow cones or ice cream anyone? The only thing llo llo did not have was a bar district. Many sailors thought of bars like the Swallow in Sasebo. 21 Phillippino women do laundry near ship Members of the crew who painted the school at Boys Town 22 Modern jeepney HONG }im Again the bright lights and the lure of oriental life drew the crew of the MONTICELLO to the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong. In this oriental colony one can find people from every country in the world. Hong Kong offers a wealth of sights and entertainment to a sailor on liberty. After taking a " bum boat " , water taxi, from the ship to the fleet landing, the sailor usually succeeded in spending some of his hard earned money. Tours again seemed to be a main attraction. Some visited New Territories, the agricultural heart of the colonies, which is a few hundred yards from the Red China border. Another famous sight was the view from Victoria Peak, which is reached by way of tram car. The World of Suzie Wong in the Wanchai District also proved to be a highlight to the crew. Tiger Balm Garden, the Hong Kong " Coney Island " with its lifelike figures of alligators, mice, and tigers was the object of many MONTICELLO camera bugs. And, as always, a sightseeing sailor gets hungry while touring Hong Kong ' s scenic wonders. Aberdeen ' s Floating Restaurant, an old fishing village outs.ide the city, offered an authentic 10-course Chinese dinner, which included the sailor choosing his own fish from a live basket suspended in the bay. After a visit to Hong Kong, a shopper ' s paradise, many of the crew returned to the ship with empty pocketbooks. At the China Fleet Club they purchased stereo equipment and cameras. Or, a sailor bartered for a set of blues and usually ended up buying several pairs of pants, shirts, and even tailor made suits. An extra feature of the Hong Kong port was the visit to the ship by Marisue Enterprises. They painted the " Mo Boat " and sold cokes to the crew while the ship was anchored in Victoria Harbor. »-- TTr- 23 »_£££.■ Monticello moored In Victoria Harbor Meat market Old native of Hong Kong 24 Downtown Hong Kong with bum boat in foreground and Victoria peai in background. Man made water fall in the park M A N I L L A United States Ennbassy Fountains in the park 25 HOME AWAY FROM HOME As the largest city in the Philippines, Manila is greatly industrialized and United States dominated. Many of the crew felt that visiting Manila was like viewing a United States city. Thanks to the USO many of the MONTICELLO sailors found useful information concerning tours of the city as well as sports events and plays. " Hair " , an American Broadway play which satirizes the American ideals of freedom and way of life, was presented on stage, and many of the crew topk the opportunity to see it. Cock fights seemed to be the leading sports event of interest to the crew. J Fountains near the stadium Pigeons fmci a happy home in the park. 26 SWIMCALL COOKOUT Due to the success of MONTICELLO ' s first cookout at Da Nang, the seafaring crew enjoyed nnany more barbequed steal s, hamburgers, and hot dogs as well as the cool water of the Pacific during the cruise. i I 1 SINGAPORE Crossing the equator from Singapore was an experience which the crew, now all loyal shellbacks, will not forget. Singapore, a bntish Crown Colony which covers 32 square miles, has a treasure chest of scenery and oriental handicraft. As for sightseeing, the island offers such points of interest as botanical gardens, Tiger Balm Gardens, American rubber plantation, and alligator farm, (at which many of the crew purchased snake and alligator hide belts), the muddy Singapore River, and last but not least, the sandy beaches. How nice it was to relax sea-sore muscles on the warm wind-swept sands of the beach. Chopsticks proved to be a challenge when the crew visited a Chinese restaurant for an enjoyable 8-course meal. Of course the visit to Singapore was not unlike other port calls of the cruise in that the crew departed slightly poorer. Such items as wooden handicraft, Malaysian clothing and tapestry rugs were bought as momentos of a trip to Singapore. An interesting feature of the stop in Singapore was that MONTICELLO ' s shore steam was supplied by steam engines resembling those used in the United States on early 1900 locomotives. Heavy barge traffic on the Singapore River Even the snakei aie (nendly in Singapore. Camoidb in hand, everyone enjoyed the " instant Asia Show " . 28 Snake charmer entrances the deadly cobra Malaysian dancers Monkeys run free at Botanical Gardens Alligator farra Buddhist temple 29 Tiger Balm Garden Character of Budda Legendary dragon 30 mrnKM m Nif ®inii§ six m t M|A£ iii§wm 31 Royal Sheriff Cargo net holds slimy polywogs captive M! f%:l ■ , m , • . 1 .. Polywogs herded to Royal Baby! " " Kiss the Royal Baby! " " Kiss the Royal Baby! " Scummy polywog ponders his fate. 32 Trusty shellbacks plot their revenge Lowly Polywog enters freshly felled garbage shute. ' I think somebody lost something in here. " " And to think that was last week ' s chow. " Royal Judge pronounces his sentence — " Guilty! ' 33 Trusty shellback urges Polywog into coftm witli sh (?) HVi . dKdiijK MdHI " " ijS SHU Newly initiated shellbacks watch the action 34 " What are you? " - " Folvwuyl " Into the tank a polywog, out of the tank a wet shellback. AND We didn ' t know steaks could taste so good. c K U T S Any sailor is wary of the calm before the storm, but as is also true, he usually tries to take advantage of the calm. The day before pulling into Da Nang Harbor for loading operations the crew of the MONTICELLO was treated to a barbeque on the mezzanine deck, a swim call in the well deck, and entertainment on the heio deck featuring Colonel Crowley and the Hillbillies. Why can ' t the Navy cook like this everyday? ' Hey, O.B.! Mak e mine well done. " Captain Benson receives round of applause after speech of encouragement. " Clyde and the Hillbillies " perform such folk favorites " Four Walls " and " Okie from Muskogee " . 35 Rescue at Sea LCDR Sperry, as the only man aboard who speaks Japanese, tries to talk to the Japanese Assist Boat as both ships close each other just 4,000 yards off the south coast of Laysan Island, where a sister ship of No. 37 lies grounded and breaking-up on the beach. Neither ship was able to rescue the crew of the stranded fishing boat due to rough seas. Sister ship of fishing vessel. Captain Benson discusses the plight of the stranded fishermen with other members of the crew. Rescue was finally accomplished several days later by a Coast ' Guard cutter graced by calm seas. 36 The Korean Merchant Dai Young Ho aground on Royal Captain Shoal. Dai Young He ' s Captain boards MOIMTICELLO with his crew from LCVP-2. A much happier rescue for MONTICELLO ' s crew than was Laysan. Dai Young Ho ' s crew salvaged many of their ' personal effects. They now ready their belongings for transfer to salvage tugs waiting at Verde Island in the San Fernando Straits. Boatswain ' s Mates help Dai Young Ho ' s crew with transfer preparation. Two Philippine salvage tugs alongside to receive Dai Young Ho ' s crew and personal effects. Finally aboard the tugs Dai Young Ho ' s crew will make preparation to attempt to salvage their helpless ship. 37 HELD DETAIL " Now set the helo detail; Set the helo detail, " is the word passed over the ship ' s announcing system. All hands man their stations: Lowering whip antennas; hoisting signal flags; setting lights; donning asbestos suits; setting up emergency equipment in case of fire or crash; and the Bosun takes his to direct the helo down with handsignals. The helo detail is called away for fast transfer of personnel, men going on emergency leave, supply lifts, and also mail call. During extended operations, more often than not " Set the helo detail " means a letter from our loved ones at home. In case of fire, Taylor is standing by in asbestos suit. CWO Overly directs helo pilot Midshipmen scurry to board waiting helicopter 38 INTRAMURALS The " Mo Boat " was the scene of a smoker which saw Gee defeat Antone to become heavyweight champ; Wagner pin Shaw for the middle weight wrestling title; and the " Judge " triumph over " Muhammud Schell " in a boxing exhibition. And in the realms of other sports, the MONTICELLO was well represented. The Putney Equatorial Tournament was a thrashing ground for divisional competition in both basketball, with Operations capturing first place, and volleyball. ' . . Gulbronson outjumps Lyies Coordination strikes every 33 seconds u. Wagner prepares for the pin Two points! Muhannnnud loses glove in bout Commander Schell prepares for his boxing debut A mild thud shuddered through the ship, we must have passed over a big wave, it felt like something just fell off the forklift in the mezzanine deck, but no - " Sound the collision alarm! " , yells the OOD, and it was soon confirmed by all hands: we had just collided with USS KAWAISHIWI AO-146 during alongside replenishment. The narrow margin of 25 yards had quickly and inexplicably closed to 10 yards and then on a slight roll the two ships met and KAWAISHIKI ' s mount 33 cut into our port side like a knife carving a 150 feet long gash 3 to 5 feet wide. We sped away at 20 knots to clear the oiler. i i 1 I J Ik . jlPS HI HH mm ' •R ?BiiilHli W " •Ml!!};, ' . 40 COLLISION AT SEA A brief survey of damage revealed the task ahead. Shipfitters and damage controlmen must work day and night. First they cut away the ripped frames, plates, pipes, and cables and shored up sagging overheads. Then they began replacing the cut-away shell plating and frames. The task provided a spectacular fire works display through- out the night for the three ships steaming in company with us. Temporary repairs complete, R Division celebrated with a cake to honor this achievement. Their untiring effort earned numerous letters of commendation and medals. M N T I C E L L G A T R S Chief McCain fires a strike in COMNAVSTAPHI L Tournament The Monticello Gators opened their highly successful season in Hawaii and concluded it at the San Miguel COMNAVSTAPHI L Tournament. During the season the team took every opportunity to play ball in each port we visited. The Gators played inter-fleet teams coming from submarine, carrier, oiler, tug, destroyer, repair, and landing. The team also played foreign civilian teams such as the Ho llo City Police Department and the South China Seas All Star Team out of Hong Kong which they defeated by a score of 3 to 2. Behind the strong pitching of McCain and McCown the Gators slugged their way to victory in Pearl Harbor, Okinawa, Hong Kong, Sasebo, and the Philippines. The highlight of the season was the three day tournament at San Miguel where the best teams in the Pacific meet, the winner going to the All Navy Tournament at Norfolk. Unfortunately the Gators were eliminated by two shore based teams. The team ended the season with a 25 and 8 record. IVlonticello Gators pose with llo llo City Police Department after hard-fought contest. BINGO To break the monotony of a long homeward cruise, the MONTICELLO held nightly games of chance known as Charlie ' s Cash Bingo. Such bingo games as straight, Texas T, squares, angles, corners, and black out could be played for a cost of $1.00 per card and each player had a chance to win $10.00 per game. In blackout the winner could collect as much as $100.00 if he " blacked out " within a set limit of numbers. The seven nightly games netted a sizeable profit which was presented to charity. ■■0-69 " " Bingo is now being played on the starboard mess deck. " Happy sailor wins on Texas T " B-13 and I blackout. " 43 LAS VEGAS NIGHT Blackjack, crap tables, and roulette wheels were the order of the day for Las Vegas Night. In order to raise money for charity the crew decided to have a little fun at it. So, with the help of R Division, who built the crap table and roulette wheel, and a pay day, the nights proceedings got underway. Gamblers from every crook and cranny of the ship gathered on the mess decks to win a pocket full of money and after a few hours it looked like they were doing it for the house had all but busted. Later, after some eight hours of straight gambling, the tide had turned and the house pursed over a grand for charity. Although most of us lost our gambling allotment, we really didn ' t lose it for it all went to charity. CWO Ewers collects bets at the roulette wheel. Lt. Bowman and Mandich stare at Peling ' s roll. 44 Place your bets! Lt. Commander Overhaulser deals a round of blackjack. " Hit me! " " Come on, baby! " Herrera and " Hawl IVlan " Ponder tlieir losses Monticello ' s own roulette wheel 45 23 S E P T £ M B £ R 1970 " HOME IS THE SAILOR - HOME FROM THE SEA... rr 46 bearded " twins " anxiously await flight home. Auxilary Enginemen and Machinery Repairmen mal e up A Division. The Enginemen aboard the MONTI- CELLO maintain all the ship ' s air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. They also handle the ship ' s laundry and galley equip- ment, boat, and vehicle engines. The enginemen stand watches in aftersteering where they check the operation and maintenance of the machinery used in steering the ship. The Machinery Repairmen run a complete machine shop where they manufacture shafts and gears and do precision tooling of ail types. If a machine part cannot be found in supply, the MR ' s can make one. 47 Bilton EN3 Britain EN3 Harbin EN2 Miller EN3 Oxford ENC Villa EN1 Wirtz EN3 48 Peek FA Boat Shop MR ' s Jenkins MRS Hamlin at the lathe MR Shop accommodates anyone? Johnson FN Hamlin MR2 Precision Drilling Meddler FR Walters FA 49 Repair LeeSFP3 Liquor SFP3 Blunt SFM3 Anderson SFIVI3 laeger DCCS R Division is composed of Damage Controimen and Shipfitters. The Damage Controimen are the ship ' s carpenters and fire fighters. They run a modern woodworking shop and do all the ship ' s carpentry. The five repair lockers which contain firefighting and NBC warfare equipment are maintained by the damage control- men. They stand sound and security and DC Central watches. The Shipfitters are the ship ' s plumbers. They have a modern welding, sheetmetal, and pipefitting shop. During the cruise they made fast and efficient repairs to the ship after the collision. Working around the clock, they worked in two shifts, the blue and gold, for three days to return the MONTICELLO to full operating capacity. They also helped make repairs to the Washtanaw County after her collision in Hong Kong. The Shipfitters stand the same watches as the Damage Controimen. Safety counts SF LawSFP2 " ThK ouqhta work. Jenson SFMFN " I didn ' t do nothin ' 50 DC Gee DC2 Beebe DCS " Craptable? Out of the question! " Okuna FN McMillin DCFN " Smokev Bear " Topnes FN Weber FA Myers DCFA Beebe does paperwork at DC Central 51 " Yep! The DCs build a fine craptabie. " Hf ' k Pence in action? A Liquor modifies life rack r 1 ' RO 3135 JSN . . .Whew! ' 52 Go Gettum, Go IVlac! Waslien BT3 Engineering The engineering log room is the scene of many activities. All of the ship ' s blueprints and engineering logs are filed there. It is also the maintenance data collection system center where all ship ' s work requests and job orde rs are sent. If one is lucky enough to visit the log room at the right time he may even be treated to a drum solo. Pesek FN Lieutenant Wliite breaks for coffee. CWO Smith consults Webster Waslien and Pesek typing engineering reports. 53 Cecero MMC Machinist Mates Slothower MM3 The Machinist Mates of M Division on board the MONTICELLO are responsible for the main propulsion plants of the ship ' s power and lighting which is provided by the ship ' s service generators. All the good fresh water, as well as feed water for the boilers, is provided by the low pressure distilling plants. The hole snipes are also responsible for the ballast pumps that are a major part of the ship ' s function. Adkins MM3 Sears IVIIV13 Kenny IV1M2 Gentry WliVll Smith MM2 Crew of the forward engineroom Manager IV1IV13 54 Brink MM3 CoMings MIVI3 Deignan IV1M3 Ewan IV1IV13 Flaherty IV1M3 Mazulo MMFN Byrd FN Kunz FN Keeping watch over the gauges Preservation in the " hole " Manager at the controls Shue FA Shaw FA Jones FA Chunn FA Lindsey FN Siemiat Kaska FN Snyder FN Wegner FN Beaty FA 55 McKenny BT2 BOILER TENDERS The chief function of the MONTICELLO ' s Boilertenders is operating and maintaining the ship ' s two boilers. The men of B Division stand watches over numerous gauges and boiler water levels in both the forward and after fire rooms. The boilers of the MOIMTICELLO consumed over 3,600,000 gallons of fuel during the cruise. B Division ' s oil king periodically checked the fuel and fresh water viscosity and salt water content. Salt water was the BT ' s worst enemy. If any salt water got into the boiler, the boiler had to be emptied, shut down, cooled, and cleaned before re-use. The hard-working Boilertenders spent many liberty hours in port replacing sections of the fresh water economizers and repairing the force draft blowers. Demoulln BTC Farina BT3 Gaines BT3 Chief Demoulin hard at work Hopewell 8T3 Refueling detail topside 56 Easterwook BTFN Foster FN Hernandea FN McGinness FN Phillips FN Hamilton BT2 Poker chips are stashed away while BT ' s look over snapshots. iler steam pressure must be maintained constant level. McKenny and Seifert standing a tignt i b -. u unaerway watch. Hamilton tests oil viscosity Martin BT2 Lungulow BT3 Nunskey BT3 Rodriguez BT3 Siefert FN Uthe FN Warrington FN DeCapp FA WIcGinness FA 57 Martinez EMC The MONTICELLO ' s Electricians and Interior Communications Technicians comprise E Division. The Electricians control the distribution of all AC and DC electricity throughout the ship. They main- tain all portable electric tools and ship ' s lighting facilities. The IC men sustain the ship ' s gyro, telephones, soundpowered phones, and alarm systems, as well as operating the ship ' s entertainment system and showing movies to the crew. E Division personnel stand watches on the gyro and main AC switchboard. Peling EMI Fanny EM3 McKenzic EM3 Cannady FN Wenzil EM2 Bradford EM2 58 Filing is so much fun Electricians hard at work Vanderhoek IC3 Billings FN Miller EM3 Sing EM3 Smith EM3 • ' m ' , Bell FA Repairing sound powered phones Doney FA Running ground check ' s 59 DECK Half of the MONTICELLO ' s deck force is made up by the men of First Division, About sixty per cent of their time is spent on preservation of the forecastle and wingwall. Other duties include operation and maintenance of the starboard crane, Mark XI and VP-1. The men of First Division are also responsible for underway lookout, phonetalker, boatswainmate, and messenger watches. At generai quarters the personnel of First Division man LSO and loaders on the gun mount. Armstrong BMCS Albin BM3 Cash SN Cleel SN Desamber SN Cradling the crane Dich SN Erb SN Sure IS a long way down! Gallagner SN 60 Jackson SN Leidich SN Lewis SN Staneley SN Truit SN Williams SN Foster SA Jadryev SA Montgomery SA i f Carr SA No holy-stones required Hinkle SA But we still use chipping hammers .5. - 1% 2 Line handlers " take five " in Vung Tau. Leal SA Oglesby SA Parfitt SA Pate SA Simpson SA Spruill SA Thompson SA p. Greer BM2 Harmon BM3 Stewart BM3 LylesSN Huennke BM3 Sail locker r 01 i2 7 2(1 m) ijiv 127 _ I33 Greer hard at work The three stooges Two pots red lead; one pot haze gray. 62 Hunnington SN Johnson SN Sonnenberg SN Washburn SN Armendariz SA Bailey SA Behm SA Calderon SA Carr SA ElaszSA Starboard crane is put to worl We sweep, swab, chip, paint, and skate. No skylarking here ' I ' m getten short! ' Galvan SA Holzwart SA Jones SA Leki SA Padilla SA « PikeSA Robinson SA Smith SA 63 ' tk i Gunnersmates and fire control technicians make up Third Division. The gunners operate, maintain, and shoot MONTICELLO ' s big 3-inchers. They also sustain an armory and several magazines in which all the ship ' s ammunition is stored. Third Division personnel stand helm and aftersteering underway watches. 3 R D WEAPONS 64 Holland SN Baker GMG3 Gwin GMG3 Bigg GMG2 1» £3 ilk ' N " Moby Dick ' Campbell GMG1 mL ' Shaw GMG2 Bussard GMG3 ReckSN 50 Calibre 65 Easley FTG2 Fire Control Techniques " Gull, " " Chief, " " George, " " Ease " " Pugsly, " " Owie, " ' Snoopy " Radke FTCS ■• M ' - i K.xJB ' -- 66 Biftel FTG3 Snoop at the wheel 9 o o o Q ©■ «M ( ' -. . • c i ' .I Cit I A " " Robinson CS1 The Commissary Department of S Division includes cooks, messcooks, and stewards. Cooks and messcooks cater to the crew while the stewards serve the officers. Although many complain about the Navy chow, one can always find a long line of sailors waiting to be served. During the cruise the commissarymen served over 96,000 rations. Cruickshank SN Snnith SN Perry SA ' $ ■r 5i r Diamonds kitchen Mo boat style 68 Brown SA MDMAA helps out Cherry pie for supper " Yeah, Secure the messline. ' CPO messcook Diamartino MR3 Dishwasher gets a little attention Otto SN Soares SN Bantilan TN IVlayo TN IVlayo decorates wardroom for homecoming Silverco TN 69 Payton SHI Lewis SHI Hicks SH2 Reyes SH2 Craig SH3 ' I run stock cliecks " ' I process 1250 ' s " ' m a soda jerk " ' And I make out your pay! 70 Freetage SA Jones SA Louk SA Evans SIM FInley SN Mcintosh SN " We wash clothes " Sanchez SIM " I cut hair " Stackpole SIM Rudy and George, proprietors of Rudy ' s Tailor Shop and George ' s General. ' I dry clothes. " Cozine SK2 Downing SKSN 71 Foshee YN1 Martin YNC Stagner YN3 Krupp YN3 Colvin SN Yeomen, Personnelmen, and Postal Clerks comprise X Division. The VeometT manage the Ship ' s Office, which is the center of iShip ' s administration and correspondence. They handle officers ' service records, legal and public affaii s papers, and mast reports. The ship ' s Personnelmen take care of all enlisted men ' s service records and ha ll request chits as well as educational courses sucri USAR, and courses for rating requirements. « , - IIZIZ - The postal clerks are responsible for the complete postal service of the MONTICELLO, as well as the ship ' s library. Lacombe does it again Chief Martin happy at work I E office yeoman Cross and Stackpole in the library 72 IMichaus SN Taylor SN Mr. Christianson— division officer NAVIGATION The Quartermasters of N Division are responsible for the safe navigation of the ship. During the cruise they charted the MONTICELLO over 48,000 miles of the high seas. Celestial and loran navigation, computing azimuths at sunrise and sunset, regular maintenance, and watch standing filled the quartermasters ' days of the deployment. " " If QM ' s preserving bulkhead McCain QMC Officer of the deck Junior officer of the deck Adkisson QMC Cuilor QM1 Dean QM3 McCain QM3 Plotting our course at Sea Detail Clementson SN PloessI QMSN Farmer QMSN 73 CORPSMAN Bruning HM3 Tournoux HM3 The corpsmen of H Division provi de the crew members with limited medical services. They furnish cures for common ailments as well as treating cuts, burns, abrasions, and complete operating facilities for the treatment of battle wounds. Kettlehut gets ready for liberty Shack, our friendly corpsman Vaughn HM 74 Marines took advantage os sickbay, or is that the other way around? The Electronic Technicians repair, calibrate, and maintain all radio receivers, transmitters, crypto, loran, fathometer, and the ship ' s air and surface radars. The ET ' s control all test equipment and elec- tronic Cosals. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIANS Ruenzel ET1 ' It ' s fired " Gardley SN 75 Herncane RD2 The Radarmen are the fog eyes of the ship. They track and plot courses and speeds of other ships and planes in the area. During General Quarters and condition lA, the RD ' s advise the officer of the deck as to the ship ' s maneuvers and control traffic for planes and landing craft. Radar- men handle ship operation pub- lications and orders. They stand underway watches on the PPI scope in Combat Information and assist navigation on Sea and An- chor Details. Johnson RD2 Jones RD3 " Did I mal e myself clear? " VanAlstyne RD3 Plotting approaching ship ' s course and speed. 76 Wixted RD3 Funk RD3 Golden RDSN Cook RDSN Hardy SN Jones stands a tight watch on the PPI. Johnson looks over combat " I ' d walk a mile to be a radarman. Pitcher RDSA 77 RADIOMEN McCown RMC OC Division, comprised of Radiomen and Signalmen, is the communications hub of the MONTICELLO. Ninety-eight per cent of all messages to and from the ship are handled by OC Division. During the cruise, the Radiomen processed and routed an average of 23 messages per day. This means that 690 messages per month, 5,000 for the entire cruise, were processed, routed and distributed through the MONTICELLO. A radioman ' s job includes maintaining, tuning and operating 18 different types of transmitters and 28 various receivers. PLEASE SHOW YOUR I. D. CARD HERE SECORIIY AREA KEEP OUT HUTHORIZtO PtRSONHtl ONLY Shinn RIVI2 Wedesstrandt R1VI2 ■BE Welcome to radio Vulgamore RMS Wonders never cease " Wolfman weder on FUBAR " 78 Kearse CYIM3 Benjamin RM3 Funk RM3 Marchand RMSN Dirck RMSN - v " Look, I ' m a radioman. " Workhorse of the Radiomen. Captain Milkshake 1 r .V " Turn what? " " I know they go in here somehow. " " How is this for a working pose? " You gotta be kiddin ' me. " Radiomen ham it up 79 SIGNALMEN The signalman must be able to read lights, semaphore, flaghoists, and sound communications. For example, our rescue of the crew of the DAI YOUNG HO was made easier due to the fact tiiat our signalmen were able to converse with the stricken ship, in spite of the language barrier. The Captain is kept informed of the nationality, type, and size of many ships which passed the MONTICELLO on the horizon, due to the efforts of the signal gang. Hughes and Dodson send fiaghoist Sending messages by flashing light Cox SMC 73-78 ., B 1 mmm L K ' -.nj M f-- " mS - i Signalmen are a happy lot Cardoza heads up to the signal budge Cardoza SMI Murray SM2 Hughes SM2 80 Galvan and Wilson send semaphore Phillips SA Dodson SMSN Siemens SN m J T - '

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