Mount Hood (AE 29) - Naval Cruise Book

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He understands that he was gone almost a year, and yet to recount all of that time seems impossible. There are physical marks, greying hair, weight gained or lost, eyes that can look to the horizon, but to the sailor nothing has changed. When the decision was made to print a cruise book, a group of us came together hoping to chronicle the events of what we thought was going to be an eight month deployment. Over a year has passed since that first meeting and in that time ma th' h h , ny ings ave c anged. Most of the original crew has left, and in their place a conglomerate of contributors has come t . . ogether. That eight month cruise became eleven months, ten days. And the cruise book became a Crew's Book. Herein then is a small presentation of the history and the crew of the MOUNT HOOD, from keel laying to April 1973. The Staff X is ix k' .Sf 14 L. u -Mx .va f-z"T 1 , ' A lx l 1' J 1 . -Q '-'r1 fwwhllv- .'-1 M-'11 I ,,,.z..1w..-sw-if ww: fm r .',, c. 1-1- ., My first glimpse of Mount Hood was in November 1970 at Bethlehem Steel Corporation located at Sparrows Point, Maryland. The construction of the ship was approximately eighty per cent completed. As l gazed at the massive silhouette, the myriad of problems and hard work associated with preparing a newly con- structed ship for commissioning and service became readily apparent. There would be innumerable trials and inspections, and prior to our departure for the Western Pacific, extensive refresher training. I am proud to say, throughout all of these highly demanding evolutions, all hands met the challenge and performed spendidly- When Mount Hood was called upon to deploy two and one-half months early, again everyone responded ad- mirably as they had in the past. The manner in which we carried out our missions during our long deployment and reputation established is well known and noted by all echelons of command. Professionalism in delivering ammunition both by the alongside method and helicopter - that was our trade mark. This top performance required dedication and self-sacrifice from everyone. To this end, I would like to express my sincere gratitude and deep appreciation to the officers and men of Mount Hood, Helicopter Detachment 101, and EOD Team 13 for your loyality, trust, and dedication and for a job well done. L. A. TAYLOR CAPT USN ,,.,,v i o l 4 l l l 1 i ..- N- --' he-4-an ' I' f f fffiff' f N If 1 , X Q ff ,, K., . Little can be added to the many good things which have been said about Mount Hood from her com- missioning to the end of the period covered by this "Crew's Book." Mount Hood has established an un- beatable reputation during her short but eventful lifeg she is off to a flying start in what is sure to be a long and productive life of distinction in providing service to the fleet. As we put the "Crew's Bookw to press and review the many pages of effort, achievements and fun too, we can hope and pledge that the next volume will be written and read with the same well earned sense of accomplishment as is this one. With the dedication to ex- cellence which has become the hallmark of the crew of Mount Hood, we can have every assurance that this pledge will become a reality. R. L. RASMUSSEN CAPT USN ,...-.........-unasn..-M ...UM .Y .. 4- A 1 i. W. . , .4 .- -A A ,MMF LCDR FRANK R. FORD, JR. USN, was born in San Diego, California, on 19 July 1935. As a "Navy Junior", he attended schools throughout the COUDUY before graduating from Anchorage High School in Anchorage, Alaska in 1953. H9 then entered the U.S. Naval Academy, as a member Of the C1335 Of 1957- Upon graduation, his first sea duty was on the USS NAVARRO tAPA 2153. From there he went to submarine school in New London, Connecticut.. Upon graduation, he was assigned to USS CHARR QSS-3283 earning his "Dolphins" in 1960. He next served as Engineer Officer in USS ARCHERFISH QAGSS-311, a hydrographic submarine that took part in the scientific expedition f'Operation Sea Scan". Two years as Officer in charge of USS PARCHE CAGSS-3843, a reserve training ship, followed commencing in 1963. USS POMFRET CSS-3915 was his next duty station, where he served as Navigator and Operations Officer and qualified for command of a submarine. In July 1967, he reported to the Staff of the Submarine School in New Lon- don where he was Tactics Instructor and Weapons Division Director. In March 1969 he became Executive Officer of USS SPINAX QSS-4895 and served in that capacity until decomissioning. In November 1969, he then became Executive Of- ficer, USS MEDREGAL QSS-4801. In July 1970, LCDR FORD attended the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, Virginia, subsequently joining the precommissioning detail of MOUNT HOOD as prospective Executive officer. LCDR FORD,s permanent address is Torrance, California, but he and his wife, the former Beverly L. Brewer, and family call the San Francisco Bay Area their home. LCDR. JOHN ALAN SMITH, USN, enlisted in the Navy upon completion of graduation from Fort Lauderdale High School in Florida in 1955. He com- pleted tours of duty at Submarine School, served on board the USS NAUTILUS CSSN-5717 and completed schooling at the NAVAL ACADEMY PREP School at Bainbridge, Maryland. He then entered the U. S. Naval Academy in Annapolis as a member of the class of 1961. i Upon graduation, he attended ASW School in Ke West, F1015 onboard the USS NEW CDD-8183 as ASW Officer. Hg attended thceiaUanSi lslifveatl Destroyer School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1963 and Subsequentlyseived as Weapons Officer on the USS A. M. SUMNER QDD-6921 and as Operatigns Qf- ficer on COMMANDER DESTROYER DIVISION 82 Staff. In 1968 he completed two years of post- raduate edu ' ' - Marine Science, Miami, Florida where he wgs awarded a clViIlSCinDaeCgi'12:i3 iiislfgiugiecgl Oceanography. He then returned to the Naval Academy for a three year tg an instructor of ocean sciences, and upon completion attended the NavaluWZi College at Newport, Rhode Island. Upon graduat' h MOUNT HOOD in August of 1972 for duty as Exeiigtivee Oiffijsfified on board LCDR Smith is married to the former Jaki T Font ' ' . . . . - f Cl Hampshire and resides with his wife and son Peter at the allllaizsl W aremonti New in Concord. eapons Station wr . M H - -- . i. ' " . -, , .YH -fig", I V ' ' ' ff ' ' Q. fig s, ffi . M .. is if. I s .X X s .- .,, .,.,.i4f ..-...-.....,.4--144 -xx A HISTORY OF SHIPS NAMED MOUNT HOOD USS MOUNT HOOD CAE-295 is the second ship of the fleet to bear the name of an extinct volcanic peak in the Cascade Range of Oregon. The highest point in the state, it is 11,225 feet above sea level. The first MOUNT HOOD QAE-11? was laid down at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company of Wilmington, North Carolina, 28 September 1943 and she was launched 30 November 1943, under the sponsorship of Mrs. A. J. Reynolds, wife of Major Reynolds, USA, at that time serving with the 366th Fighter Group, Army Air Base, Wilmington, North Carolina. Built for the U.S. Maritime Commission KMC Hull No. 13563, she was named MARCO POLO. Acquired by the Navy on a Loan-Charter basis 28 January 1944, the ship was fitted out at Norfolk Navy Yard, renamed MOUNT HOOD and com- missioned 6 August 1944-, Commander H. A. Turner, USN, in command. MOUNT HOOD had an overall length of 459 feet, 2 inches, an extreme beam of 63 feet, a full load displacement of 14,110 tons, a maximum draft of 26 feet, 7 inches, and accommodations for 22 officers and 296 men. She had a maximum speed of 16.4 knots and was armed with one 5-inchf38 caliber gun, four 3-inch!50 caliber guns and two twin 40-mm anti-aircraft mounts. MOUNT HOOD conducted brief shakedown training at Norfolk and reported to Commander Service Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. She loaded ammunition and 21 August 1944, departed Norfolk for the Pacific in company with other ships of Task Unit 29.6.9 After transit of the Panama Canal, 27 August, she steamed for Finschaven, New Guinea, arriving 21 September 1944. She departed the same day and 22 September, anchored in Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Island. On the morning of 10 November 1944, MOUNT HOOD exploded by accident while at anchor in Seeadler Harbor. At 0855, an explosion, evidenced by flame and smoke, shot up from amidships to more than masthead height. Within a few seconds at the most, the bulk of the ammunition aboard the USS MOUNT HOOD was set off with a terrible explosion. Smoke mushroomed 7,000 feet into the air and obscured the ship and the surrounding vicinity for a radius of approximately 500 yards on all sides. When the smoke had lifted from the surface of the water a few minutes later, only small pieces of debris were to be seen. The ship and all personnel on board had disappeared. The force of the explosion blasted a trough in the ocean floor more than 100 yards long, 50 feet wide, and from 30 to 40 feet deep directly below the position of the USS MOUNT HOOD. No fragments could be found on the ocean floor larger than pieces of metal 16 feet by 10 feet. Pieces of metal and projectiles were hurled in all directions. Some fragments landed more than 2,- 000 yards from the anchorage of the USS MOUNT HOOD. The concussion and flying missiles caused casualties and damage to ships and small craft within this radius. Among the men assigned to MOUNT HOOD, one officer and 17 men ashore at the time survived, one man was known dead, and 295 were missing. On board the 27 other ships and craft in the area, there were 17 known dead, 32 missing, and 370 injured. MOUNT HOOD was officially struck from the Navy List 11 December 1944. .,-e HOOD AE-11 ORIGINAL USS MOUNT sift!" iiri 1 ' ,' ' . Q' Q5 - 'Lrg -f Q f-5-f THE USS MOU T HOOD OF TODAY USS MOUNT HOOD CAE-295 is the fourth of the KILAUEA class of ammunition ships to be built for the U.S. Navy. Her mission is to provide the missiles, bombs, rockets, projectiles, torpedoes, mines, and other GXPGU' dable ordnance required by the Navy's operational forces to secure the freedom of the seas. MOUNT HOOD possesses the most recent development in ammunition and missile handling equipment- The system is called STREAM, Standard Tensioned Replenishment Alongside Method. This system uses a ram- tensioned wire extended from ship to ship to safely and quickly transfer cargo between them while underwH5'- She also possesses the capability of carrying two Boeing Vertol UH 46-D jet-powered helocopters, which can tranSf9I' ammunition to other ships at up to one hundred tons of cargo per hour. Using her full capability MOUNT HOOD can rearm four ships simultaneously while steamin acting science of mobile logistic support of combat forces at sea. MOUNT HOOD is 564 feet in length, with a beam of 81 feet, and a full load draft of 28 feet She is fitted with special roll stabilization tanks to provide a steady platform for handling ammunition. Her three installed boilers are capable of developing 22,000 shaft horsepower, which can propel MOUNT HOOD to a top speed well in ex- f 20 k A l i cess o nots. se f-defense capability is provided by four twin 3750 dual purpose gun mounts and their associated fire control equipment. A modem, , r. , 1 f g 1 cet i normal compliment of 322 men and 16 officers, MOUNT HOOD is assigned to Commander, Service l'lOl'l'9- ll-S' Pacific Fleet. She is homeported in Concord, California, as a unit of Service Gro g in excess of 20 knots, a revolutionary development in the ex- partially air conditioned ship with spacious working messing 'ind livin f 1 in modutions for l19Y up One. i ,v it Q OO 4 ., Nia Q. ,... Q -- 1+ 2 ! ,nl 14 A 7 4 ""'---"" ' " 45' 4 74 7 W ffff - K , . - wf' f' -r' f W ,, , ,, Q, u We WQQWC1 9" A x , C 731 Ji. L l X' , 4 SUM- sl-ith SN.,-ta, 1501 WKY '3 In , 3, lx I , Ki ,-,, E11 Q-I ggi. - .1 ..,,., .,,.., . ,. .....and on 17 July 1968 USS MOUNT HOOD tasted salt water for the first time. Construction continued until in early 1968 a recognizable ship began to emerge from its cocoon of scaffolding .... X if ff I Mrs. Robert A. Frosch, the wife of the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research and Development at the time of commissioning. The Tradition Of The Sponser The origin of the christening ceremony for seagoing vessels goes far back into antiquity when the spirit ofthe person christening the ship was said to center the ship and remain there forever. Passing on to modern times as an inviolable tradition, the christening of modern ships and boats by a special person is still practiced by all nations in one form or another. Ships of the U.S. Navy were orginally christened by men until the middle of the 19th century. On 22 August 1846, the first woman ever to sponsor a United States Ship, Mrs. Lavina Watson Fanning, christened the sloop of war, GERMANTOWN, at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Since that time, the christening of a U.S. Navy ship has always been carried out by a woman. Even today, the sponsor continues to hold a special place in the hearts of the men who sail the Navy's Ships. . A, I H , 1 'su , , ,f f J, Wg, ,, fqmffyf, I ,, , ff, , f, ,ww Q -4' U. .I ,S V: ' A , 'wqqnww-f.i,wg1-.awe-eyf,,.5fe The Co III The Principal Speaker Honorable Mark O. Hatfield United States Senate, From The State Of Oregon ' Mark O. Hatfield was born on July 12, 1922 in Dallas, Oregon, the only son of C. D. Hatfleld, 3 railroad construction blacksmith, now retlred, and Dovie Odom Hatfield, a former school teacher. I-Ie received his BA degree from Willamette University in 1943 before becoming a midshipman in the Navy dur- ing WWII, where he saw action at Iwo Jima. and Okinawa. In 1948, after receiving his MA in Political Science from Stanford University, he became an Instructor of Political Science at Willamette Universi- ty, then Associate Professor, as well as Dean of students. From 1950 to 1954 he served in the Oregon State Legislature, as a State Representative, being first elected when he was 28. He then served in the State Senate from 1954 to 1956. In 1958 Senator Hatfield became Secretary of State of Oregon. Two years later he won the Republican nomination for Governor and went on to defeat the incumbent Governor. Four years later, Mark Hatfield became the first two term Oregon governor in the 20th Century. In 1966, Mark Hatfield was elected to the United States Senate. - He serves on the Interior and Insular Affairs Committee, Commerce Committee, the Senate Select Committee on small Business, and the Select Com- mittee on Equal Educational Opportunities. . . Captain L A Taylor takes command 5 53--mms. -W missioning arri L.QfWWf f, " f KMQMHWQZ! MW! hx' CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS ,f!., i 30 April 1971 Dear Captain Taylor, My best wishes to you and to your crew on the com issioning of MOUNT HOOD CAE-291. It is your privilege to command a high perfor- mance ship in our new Navy. MOUNT HOOD, embodying the most advanced equipment for the handling and transfer of ordnance, will significantly increase the fighting capability of the fleet. Using tech- niques developed in World War II, and greatly refined in recent years, the underway replenishment forces provide the fleet with the capability to carry out sustained combat operations wherever required. In such operations, demands on ships of your type will be particularly high in view of the greatly increased am unition usage rates of modern ships and aircraft. Every man in the ship's company now has the demanding task of developing to the fullest degree the readiness of MOUNT HOOD to carry out her vital role. Your selection as Commanding Officer of MOUNT HOOD is a tribute to your past performance and attests to your ability to meet the challenge of Command, the most cherished experience of a Naval career. You know the truth of Admiral Arleigh Burke's remark that any 5h1P iS 'good because of the people in her: without them She is an inert mass of steel.' Our need for highly m0tlVated, experienced personnel has never been greater- I urge you to be keenly aware of the welfare of your men There is no substitute for a crew who is well informed and whose talents are recognized. I encourage you to delegate responsibility down to the lowest level and in know will be' one of our Navy's finest fighting unite On behalf of the Navy, I welcome MOUNT HOOD to the fleet- MBY every success be yours. Sincerely, if 42, Uiiiiif JR. Aamir' 1, u.s. Navy so doing develop a real sense of being part of, what I i 2 1 viii LCDR F. R. Ford sets the first watch. THE COMMISSIONING OF A NAVY SHIP The commissioning of a naval ship marks the end of its long journey to become a member of the Operating Forces of the United States Navy. At the moment of the breaking of her commissioning pennant, MOUNT HOOD becomes U.S.S. MOUNT HOOD. Simultaneously Captain Leslie A. Taylor becomes her first Commanding Officer, who, together with the ship's officers and men, has the duty of making and keeping MOUNT HOOD ready for any service required by our nation in peace or war. The origin of the commissioning pennant is believed to date back to the Dutch War of l653-4 when the Dutch were fighting the English. The Dutch Admiral Van Tromp hoisted a broom at his masthead to indicate his intention to sweep the English from the seas. The gesture was soon answered by the English Admiral Robert Blake who hoisted a horsewhip to indicate his intention to overpower and defeat the Dutch. The British succeeded in fulfilling their boast, and ever since the narrow. or coachwhip, pennant tsymbolizing the original horsewhipl has been the distinctive mark of a ship of war adopted by all nations. Finally the ship becomes a vital living emnity as her crew comes aboard for the first time. .1..........-...-,- A, 13 , K ,,,...,,.v.,',f . A..-,ow-'wg'-1-ww -- wk' ' lm' wfnuuuwm f ,f f' .w4m.l.-w.WW-A M . 4 www 'EW The first helicopter to land on MOUNT HOOD prepares to Med-Evac T. H. Arensdorff to Norfolk. ' , E TH:-Lay, 1 fl l arf ' 1 1 A ,N JU.. FFQQ. wg ,, A , Vil' A ,. ' 1 M , 1 f 3 - ffl '97 Q Kg V M3 K 4 E Q5 I N o , "VL Q' H X, , U Y AA-1 ir" ' 'ls Sl! At Gatun Locks MOUNT HOOD is eased slowly into the first chamber, to commence her 85-foot climb to the Pacific Ocean level. 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N X .N N.x- Christmas 1972 ffm " 4 ti ,P I ,,qm,,. ,,,-,,M-....,.,--f,-nw-f,-fs Midwatch Deck Log Entry 1 January 1973 It's six nights since Christmas In the South China Sea At our New Years party They're serving iced tea We're steaming alone So our own Captain Razz Is OTC And all that jazz Our boss still remains Seventy-three decimal five We've been out here eight months Man what a jive We're steering a course of zero-eight-eight Heading for Subic to keep a hot date Comseventh's orders in this quarters OP SKED Told us to keep the Hood on this head It's the third quarter Of fiscal year seventy three The number one teams on deck Chief Sweet, Ens. Rhodes and me Steaming along making turns for twenty Une and two boilers are making steam aplenty Old number two is the SSTG Providing the lights by which we all see We're steering by starboard And doing our best To see the port unit Gets a well deserved rest The ship is all darkened except you will learn Thereis four lights above and one on our stern The range light is tall the mast light is short A green light marks starboard a red light marks port The condition is yoke The crew is in four The fighting's behind us We need nothing more Next New Years we hope We're still not at sea Weid like to be home Just our mommas and we Submitted by LTtjgJ Mitchell ENS. Rhoades CHIEF Sweet I f -- r Us 1" f . DEPARTMENT CF THE NAVY Uss MOUNT Hoon CAE-295 EPO SAN FRANCISCO 96601 THURSDAY, ii JANUARY 1973 THE PLAN OF THE DAY Daily routine will be in accordance with Appendix A, Section I, of the SORM CMOUNTHOODTNST 5UOO.lD, except as modified below: A Y R A R x x Y N R Y x Y A R N R x R Y A x Y x Y R Y R R x R Y x R 96 lMHi A 52 0700 Reveille: Up all Pollywogs. 0730 Breakfast for ALL Pollywogs in the messdecks. Messcooks as per note CED. 0800 Station the Pollywog watches in accordance with enclosure CID. ll00 All pollywogs not actually on watch assemble on the 0l level forward of the superstructure to await arrival of the Royal Party. CAll Pollywogs will be in 2 ranks, tallwogs forward, shortwogs aftb. lll5 8'sideboys, as listed in note 3, and BMC SESSLER muster at the Port Quarterdeck. ll30 . Caboutl Royal Party arrives CNOTE: King Neptune rates 8 bellsb. ll35 Formal welcome to Royal Party by Commanding Officer. llA5 Coffee for the Royal Party on thermessdecks, Cmesscooks servers as listed in note AD, l200 Royal Party proceeds to flightdeck. l205 Royal Court in session - All Pollywogs desiring to be initiated into the Ancient 0rder of the Deep lay to portside of main deck in vicinity of the MAA Office, Uniform for the initiation is long trousers. All persons not participating stand clear of the Flightdeck area. lM00 A CaboutD Royal Court adjourns. lA30 Revert to POD put out by Senior Pollywog named SMITH. --. .-.,-.-..-,1,-....-1.-.111,..,,..1,--,.- -, NOTES: I l. 2. UNIF One This POD supercedes the one put out by a Pollywog named SMITH. Messcooks for breakfast are as follows: LTJG MITCHELL BMC TURNER EMCS HARDMAN LTJG STAHL LTJG KUNDSEN ENS DICK LT ANDERSON LTJG LAMKIN ETC MILLER RTCS COSTELLO ENS JQHNSQN ORM: Wash Khaki Trousers CLOngD, White Shirt with A inch tie. C15 white 5009, ODS C15 black shoe, with messcook hat. ,,m,-M' I 1 Sideboys for King Neptune's arrival are as follows ENS ENS ENS ENS KULP HOECKER WINDE CIRICOLA GMGC SIMMONS BMCM LAWLESS HMC FRANKLIN SKC THIELE UNIFORM: White trousers, Khaki shirt and tie on backwards, brown shoes, black socks, blue blouse on backwards, combination cap on backwards. Servers of coffee for Royal Party. LT THOMAS RTC ST. GERMAIN LT LINGO SDC MOYA LT ROBINSON LCDR SMITH UNIFORM: Same as note CED. The Pollywog Breakfast will consist of the following Mildewed Sea Slugs Gangreened Sand Pebbles Smoked Baby Pollywogs Rancid Whales Milk For HI al Majesty R. L. RASMUSSEN ,, ,M I , 4-Fr' 35911, It was a cool rainy afternoon when the slimy pollywogs met their fate at the hands of the Royal Shellbacks. Davy Jones and King Neptune presided over the pollywogs agony, as the Royal Barber gave his special "Shampoo," The sound of shillelaghs whizzing through the air was punc- tuated by yelping. Some took it worse than others. There was little or no mercy for the timid. The slopchute was truly a gourmets feast and no meal could be completed without a good dose ofthe Royal Immunization Fluid. On our backs we rolled in the Royal Bath and emerged as Noble Shellbacks - it was all too much - - .rr c .4-,,,,,,!5?jr A an ,,, I . .Mr- K' Y W. saw., 3 -'Lf ,,-3, 'uw 9' Q Q The very deep did rotg O Christ! That ever this should be! Yea, slimy things did crawl with legs Upon the slimy sea. SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE 19" ff ,A,. Ng "- 53f?,a,'i -u'3U" M-,,,,pn0" 0 4 ' ' ' X . . ' pi. of F A f fl F r . p I- in 0.0 ggnnvig dpa:sanulQ!iIo:D-Al0'ill!ll0lia""" Q' . 'J "."""" qi QQ' ' an 1:, if Q. fi Q , f ' Iii , . : . ' ff - O Q " 0 5 - 0 - Q ' F -11' ...Ig Ik..l OwOl.!b.h.Q1 . '. J 8 QS.. A ' . ,ml Q .. ' a . .1 w +- iffig .ii f 5 .3 . 1: 5 4: -, 5 ,fn z Q rg Q-sez' f,. ' Q.-j.. A 17 , . " A Q4 ii'- jffijff "" gl L,--.ji , ' 3 35. I 4: -wg ,,, if R G E',,,A" A+. 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"You paint your stateroom yellow." 66 You remember your anniversary, but not your wifes name." 66 You try to haggle down the price of tooth paste in the ships storef' g'Bob Hope starts greeting you personally at Christmas." 66 You put in a request chit for 30 days leave in Subic City" Lampers RM3 "Your favorite brew is San Miguelu Lampers RM3 "Your afraid to sleep for fear of missing SKED changes" ETC Miller. HDK1 Howe gives up cigars, and starts going out" Warner PC3 S5 You think Concord is just another liberty portl' Warner PC3 "You start entering 'You Know Youlve Been In WESTPAC Too Long' Contests" Date: 27 MARCH 73 From: Commander Task Force SEVEN THREE To: USS MOUNT HOOD SAYONARA 1. As MOUNT HOOD Departs the Western Pacific after an extended eleven month tour with the Seventh Fleet Mobile Logistic Sup- port Force, I take this final opportunity to com- mend your officers and men for a job well done. You have been one of our true stalwarts. Arriv- ing shortly after the North Vietnamese offen- sive began, you provided combat support until the cease fire to the highest tempo of OPS ex- perienced in the Seventh Fleet in recent times. MOUNT HOOD passed almost 32,000 tons of ammo, a superb quantity alone, but you went beyond this by making excellent use of your helos to transfer large quantities of fleet freight, mail and passengers. This additional support was very significant and it went a long way toward enhancing MOUNT HOOD's fine reputation and the reputation of the service force in general. Be assured that I know that the job you have done has not been as easy as you have made it look. Your contribution to the Navy's efforts in SE Asia during the critical period of your deployment was most significant. We were indeed fortunate that MOUNT HOOD was in Westpac when we needed her the most. Signed: Rear Admiral Cole 29 March 1973 From: COMMANDER SERVICE FORCE U.S. PACIFIC FLEET TO: USS MOUNT HOOD AE-29 Welcome home! As you sail homeward after a deployment of almost eleven months I wish to express my deepest appreciation to Captain Rasmussen, the officers and enlisted men of MOUNT HOOD for successfully completing an arduous WestPac tour. You have been a most valuable asset to the Mobile Logistic Support Force in Southeast Asia. The dedica- tion, professionalism and cooperation of the Men of MOUNT HOOD has been gratifying. It is a pleasure to have you in the force. I wish you a warm and happy homecoming with families and friends in CONCORD. Signed: REAR ADMIRAL P. B. ARMSTRONG 23 March 1978 From: Commander Task Group 73.5 To: USS MOUNT HOOD AE-29 Sayonara, As Mt. Hood sets sail for home after an eleven month deployment I commend you for your highly professional performance while a part of Task Group 73.5. The competence and dedication exhibited by you during all evolutions, have been exemplary and earned for you a reputation as an exceptionally hard- working crew, versatile and professional. You can be justly proud of your contribution to the Westpac Mobile Logistic Service Force during one of its most demanding periods. We have been fortunate to have MOUNT HOOD as one of our team. To DETACHMENT 101 of HELICOPTOR COMBAT SUPPORT SQUADRON-3, Your superb support throughout the deployment greatly enhanced MT. HOOD'S and TASK GROUP 73.5,S flex- ibility. I extend my sincere well done to all Hands and my best wishes for a smooth journey eastward and a most Happy Homecoming. Signed: COMMODORE F. B. BROMLEY 1 APRIL 1973 From: Commander Service Group One To: USS MOUNT HOOD QAE-291 As you cross the line from Western Pacific to Eastern Pacific waters let me extend a hearty and long awaited welcome home to the officers and men of MOUNT HOOD after a very successful deployment. It is difficult to add t0 the plaudits already received by MOUNT HOOD, but I want all hands to know that the many and varied accomplishments of MOUNT HOOD'S crew has been more than amply demonstrated by your record of service and Support to our forces in the Far East. Yours has been an outstanding record of accomplish- ment, contributing greatly to the readiness Of the Seventh Fleet Forces, and the attainment of an honorable conclusion to the war in Viet- nam. Well done. May the remainder of y0l1I' journey to homeport be smooth and fast and YOUI' long awaited reunion with families and loved ones an occasion of much joy. Signed: COMMODORE BOWLING - ,L in if 151-17 l it .v..-.1 v ln.. "'- - Q' -... 4- Q , I- ,' - 'K f ----my ..-of """'J Q , - - r ""' , ..,- ...- vw. n.Qr"" 'K , "" ' 1-4' Q., ' .q,.:I- . 8. D fl lp-V M n , v 1-in V S -, -- ' - 1- Q, J' ' 1 L... ""f' ... .... ' -,M 511' 'E - . V-ll "' il . -.1 - ah" R. n gig! , I Sh .MW N 5 A sk"-X .KN Vs ...,.- ,,. -f 4,1 - ,Ns Ni ,. 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Kulp, MM1 Jennings, MM3 Jones, MMFN Kelly, MMFN Garrett, MM3 Elliot, MM3 Frick, MM2 Ortiz, MMFN Stone, MM3 Jarvis, Front row: MMFN Teed, MMFN Low. MM3 Dearrnan, MMFN Frazier, MMFN West, MMFN Townsend, MM3 Adams. 3 ,f -1, A R R55 ,M fi? 1-snr l 82 LJ NJ U I 1 l 4 l I i 19551 ky ,J B D 1v1s1on Back row: Ens. Kulp, BTFN Smith, BTFN Danielson, BTFA Cruz, BTFA Briggs, BTFN Bechtel, BTFN Mason, BTFN Schnider. Front row: BT3 Wheaton, BTI Whitlock, BTFN Vandehey, BTFA Parker, BTS! Heptic, BT2 Derringer, BTFN Freeman, BT3 Bishop I B- - Q 2 VW 'N ' if fl i Mk i , - 1 to r: EM1 Cox, EM3 McKee, EMFN Funston, EMFN Williams, EMFR Davis, EMFA Freeman, EM3 Ball, EMFR Hearndon, EM3 Lanham, EM3 Ward, EMFA Martinez, EMFA Adams, EMFN Uramkin. 1 E Division Back row: EM IC3 Raab, ICQ Yee as f i mmm-any -nu.-,-4.--m.....,,,..,... ,, . 5 , - CS Hafdmflfh ICQ! Sweet, ICQ! Lu Douceur Front, r0W- E245 r i I I 4 . i hr, XUK fl r ff !-txllig' 1 7, u re Back row: HT1 Payne, HTFN Birdnow, HTFA House, HTFA Archuleta, HT3 Leitheiser, FA Meeker, FA Halstead, HTFN Brown, ENS. Dick. Front row: HT2 Bautista, FA Albert, HT3 Chavarria, HT23 Wilkens, HT23 Clark, FA Repp l 1 l R D1V1s1on A 18" H Top: SA Jamison, SA Hendricks, FA Herden, MMI Elliot, SA Bell, FA Yoder, SA Kelch, FA Hepp, SA Griffin, FA Smith. Bottom: FA O'Brien, SA Brummet, SA FA Lawshe Supply R DK1 Howe, SH1 Flynn, ENS. Jonnoon, DKSA Moore, SN Flanagan -,l 1 l S ' i lg Jlwfisf 'JA Z CS3 Slattery, CSC Miller, CSSA Shilsor1,CS2 Stewart, DK3 Cataulin, CS3 Esperitu, CSSA Polehna, CSI Smith SDSN Gaerlan, SD2 Corpuz, SD3 Mauricio, SDSN Estrella, SD2 Salazar, SDC Moya, SDSN Valencia l 1 i l R 1 l z v s B7 , E l 2 s l l 1 ...Y 4-"" ,.,, "" "" " Mm- MNA . f i i i Standing: SK1 Nicarry, SKSN Berghg Sitting: SK2 Harkovitch, SKC Thiele, SKSN Wilson, SK2 Hooker qu:- Nutz Standing: SN Davis, SH3 Johnson, SH3 Johnson, SN Woodfordg Sitting: SN Mitchel SH1 Flynn SN G01-zach SN Dykes , ' ' V lin - S - - - .. Q 1 Kneeling: L. to R. GMGC Simmons, SA Robertson, GMGSN Spitzer, SA Kinder, YNSN Markel, GMG3 Cramer, GMGI Williams, FTGSN Wolgamott. Standing: SN McCurdy, SN Laursen, FTGSN Lundgreen, SA Crutchfield, GMG3 Oelke, SN Gavigan, SA Schmidt, FTG2 Newton, FTG3 Morgan, FTG3 Buchholz, GMG3 Saunders, GMG3 Hoffman, CWO2 Joriman, GMG3 Arrowood. Third Division ,,reQ,f ,,4,..Q - rw ' f ip 'C , 0, t "' 1 . f : N E 3 'DFI rag-ir r , Top: SA Filler, SA Cromer, SA Cambell, SN Peninno, SA Robinson, SN Johnson, SN Cone, SA Brown, SN Wallace, SA Griffey, SN Palago, SA Chambers, SA Geyer, SA Freund, SN Gullick, SN Gilliland, BM1 Vargo Bottom: BMC Sessler, BM3 Ausborn, SN Ocker, BM3 Goodale, BM3 Case, Ens. Hoecker, SA Brummet, SN Alevins, SN Brooks, SA Caoilio. l r l i 1 l l l , First Division l 1 l I ex'-3574 -.L L 2 .. -4. S Q Top: BMC Romero, SA Moody, SN Ricks, SA Turpin, SN Clark, SA Charlet, SN Haran, SA Turner, SA Hamilton, SA Mitchell, SA Priger, SA Strange, SN Kirchoff, SN Schultz, SA Speed, BM3 Cormican. Bottom: SA Sennett, SN Palone, SN Snider, SA Unites, SA Howe, SN Stewart, LTJG Mitchell, SA Archabique, SA Benson, SA Curry, SA Hampton, BM2 Ruede Second Division gf, gp ll si 4 1 Z l l 1 1 w A 4 A 1 x l l SA Egger, PN3 King, YN2 Chaplin, PN1 Riggs, YN1 Sylvester, PC3 Rundquist, ETCS Sweet, SN Martin, PNSN Warwick, LTJ G Herbst Ships Office 5 Master at Arms + lx. in li A 1 u vi iii l .l ,ll If iw. ,gil M 1 ,wa ' a if' T Me d1cal M , - BM1 Hansen, FTCS Costello, MMi Ellick 9 l Q HM3 Fagaly, HM3 Hammons, HMC Franklin l 1 lu f 92 f l I 'F Wx Front: Peluso RM2, Heart RMl, Hansen RM2, Arnold SA, Whitney SMSN Thoman, SMSN Jorden, SMSA McCormick, SMC Flores RM3, Wilson RMSN, Swanson RMSN. Standing: Woodward RM3, Ens. Winde, Lampert RM3, Mox RM3, Dewald SN, Jagoda RM3, Herbert RM3, Milner RM3. 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