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It all began 0900 April 27, 1965. USS
NAVARRO once again departed Long Beach,
California, to begin a normal tour of duty
in the Western Pacific as a Unit of Amphibious
Our first stop was in Pearl I-I arborfor
three days of rest and upkeep. We left Pearl
with two other ships of the Squadron, USS
BAYPIELD QAPA--333, and USS MATI-IEWS
QAKA-965. 12 May l 65 was a special day
or many of the men on NAVARRO, par-
ticularly the newer men who had not been
on a WestPac cruise before. On this day
we crossed the International Date line Ql80th
Eight days out of Pearl, NAVARRO
parted company with the other two ships
and proceeded to steam independently to
the destination as signed .... .lwakuni,
Japan. The trip from Pearl I-larbor to lwakuni
took thirteen days, but the monotony of
underway watch standing was broken by
lively participation in a cribbage and Acey
Ducey tournament. We departed lwakuni for
Chu Lai, Republic of Viet Nam, and after
five days of offloading cargo and KIOOPS,
we were once again underway and headed
due east for Subic Bay, Philippines.
The schedule change came on June 18
and NAVARRO was once again underway for
the coast of Viet Nam. The ship arrived in
Da Nang Bay on the afternoon of June 20.
NAVARRO'S purpose here was to act as a
hotel ship. or more officially, "Station Ship
Da Nang." QDa Nang I-Iiltony. Sunday morning,
l5 August, a very welcome sight appeared
on the horizon. Our relief ship USS
OKANOGAN QAPA-2205, was steaming into
Da Nang Bay. Renewed smiles were every-
where about the decks that morning.
On the morning of 21 August, a North-
easterly course was setg and on the morning
of 24 August under a cloudy sky, NAVARRO
steamed into I-long Kong Harbor. August 30
once again found the ship underway for Subic
Bay. Upon leaving Subic Bay, the ship re-
turned to her WestPac home port, Da Nang,
for another eighty-three days. Departing
Da Nang on l9 December was a joyous
occasion for all. After a visit to Japan
for rest, relaxation, and upkeep, NAVARRO
finally departed WestPac for CONUS after
the first of the New Year. The ship's arrival
in Long Beach ended another, but not normal,
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USS NA VARRO: ITS
At this critical period in history, the U.S.
Navy plays an ever-increasing role in the
defense of free nations. We must haveaNavy
that is ready to cope with any form of enemy
aggression. Small scale enemy offensives
must be stopped by the swift arrival of fully
equipped combat troops. The Amphibious
operations of Task Force 90 during the Korean
War, the amphibious landing of U.S. Marines
in Lebanon in 1958, the effective deterrent
provided by combat-ready troops embarked
with the Amphibious Force off Laos in 19595
and the landing of combat-ready Marines in
Thailand in 1962---these are but a few of the
incidents which point out the continuing need
for this type of Naval operation.
The primary mission of USS NAVARRO
is to transport troops to the scene of conflict
and land them on an enemy beach with a
maximum of surprise and striking power.
The "main armament" of NAVARRO consists
of her twenty-four boats, all of which can
be waterborn in approximately fifteen
USS NAVARRO was built in Richmond,
California in 1944. She is named after
NAVARRO County in northeastern Texas.
Early in 1945, NAVARRO went to Seattle,
Washington to load troops and equipment to
be transported to the South Pacific. Sailing on
MISSIUN 49: HISTURY
January 12, she called at the Hawaiian
Islands, Guadalcanal and finally, the Russell
Islands, where she carried out an intensive
rehearsal for the invasion of Okinawa.
NAVARRO arrived off Okinawa on Easter
Sunday 1945, the morning that U.S. forces
invaded the Island. The next two days were
spent in unloading at Okinawa, where
NAVARRO was one of the few ships to come
through with all her boats intact. The ship
then returned to the United States, picked up
another load of troops and equipment, and
carried them to Okinawa. She was in Ulithi
when news of the Japanese surrender was
After the Japanese surrender, NAVARRO
participated in the job of returning U.S.
troops home. Then, along with many other
ships, she was decommissioned' and put into
mothballs in Stockton, California, where she
remained until the Korean crisis generateda
requirement for the rapid expansion of
forces. Recommissioned on December 2,
1950, NAVARRO transited the Panama Canal
to join the Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet
where she operated for the next four years.
On January 5, 1955, she returned' to the
Pacific Fleet, with which she has operated
GUEST CAME AND PLAYED POR THE HAPPY NAV.
WALTON BM2 A SHORTIE BM2
THE MC POR THE DAY
INTERNATIONAL DATE LINE
Thousands pay homage to the men lost on the U.S.S. Arizona.
The S.S. Lurline - - -
some people have
Statue of Kamehameha,
the great Hawaiian king.
CAPTAIN ALBERT R. TROTTIER USN
COMMANDINC OFFICER 1964-1965
Captain Albert Roland TROTTIER was
born on 13 June 1921, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert N. TROTTIER, 173 Garden Street,
Lawrence, Mass. Upon completion of high
school, he enlisted in the Navy and after
completion of recruit training, served aboard
the USS HELENA QCL-505. He was ordered
to the U.S. Naval Academy in 1940.
After graduation from the Naval Acad-
emy on 9 June 1943, Captain TROTTIER
attended U.S. Submarine School, and then
reported aboard USS PADDLE QSS-2635. His
duties have included Commanding Officer of
LSM-348, Naval Intelligence School,
Washington D.C,, and Executive Officer of
USS POMFRET CSS-3915. Captain TROTTIER
served on the Intelligence Division of
CinLantfCinLantF1t where he served five
staffs simultaneously. He next served as
Commanding Officer of USS CREVALLE
QSS-2935 and USS ANGLER fSS-2405 before
assuming the job of Ordnance Officer of
Submarine Base, New London, Conn. He also
served on ComCarDiv 19 staff, and as Com-
mander Submarine Division 72 before re-
porting to his last duty station on
ComASWForPac staff in Hawaii.
Captain TROTTIER has Submarine
Combat pin with 5 stars, American Defense
with star, Asiatic Pacific with 5 stars,
American theater, United Nations Medal,
Philippine Defense, with 2 stars, Korean
Medal, and world war ll Victory Medal.
Captain TROTTIER is married to the
former Ruby Norris, and has three daughters,
Deborah, Devon, and Dorace.
Captain John J. Love, Jr. was born on
10 October, 1915 in Birmingham, Alabama.
He received his Bachelor of Science degree
at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.
Captain Love was commissioned an Ensign
in the U. S. Nav and began his naval service
on 1 March 1945 after which he attended the
School of lndoctrination, Naval Training
Center, Fort Schuyler, New York.
Serving aboard USS SEA HORSE QSS 3045
from February 1944 to February 1946,
Captain Love received the Bronze Star for
five Submarine war patrols.
Captain Love's sea commands have in-
cluded USS ICEFISH QSS 3675, USS SPIKEFISH
SS 4045, and Commander of Submarine
ivision SIXTY-ONE. Other notable duties
CAPTAIN JOHN J. LOVE JR.
COMMANDING OFFICER 1965
include Polaris Weapon Systems Officer for
Commander Submarine Squadron
FOURTEEN in Holy Loch, Scotland, for
which he was awarded the Navy UnitCitation.
He also served as Chief Staff Officer for
Commander Submarine Squadron
FOURTEEN, and Commander S u b m a r i n e
Captain Love has received the following
C ampaign and Service Medals: Asiatic-
Pacific Campaign qwith silver stary,
American Campaign, China Service, Victory
QWWID, Navy Occupation Service fEuropej,
and National Defense Service.
Married to the former Beth Costantini,
Captain Love has three children, Sandra,
Susan, and John III.
COMMANDER W. O. BENNETT USN
Commander Bennett was born in Winston-
Salem, North Carolina on 2 September 1925.
He attended the University of North Carolina
under the V-12 Program QOfficer Procure-
mentj July 1943 to November 1944, Pre-
Midshipman School, Asbury Park, New
Jersey and Abbott Hall Midshipman School,
Chicago, Illinois from November 1944 to
May 1945 and commissioned as Ensign on
24 May 1945. He served his first duty aboard
USS LINDSEY QDM-325 as Assistant First
Lieutenant from November 1945 to April
1946. After serving as First Lieutenant for
two and one-half years aboard destroyers
USS BUCK QDD-7613 and USS HENDERSON
CDD-7855, he was selected for submarine
duty. Upon completion of basic submarine
officer school in New London, Connecticut
he was. assigned the billet of Gunnery Officer
aboard USS CABEZON QSS-3345 from January
1950 to October 1951. Prom November 1951
to December 1953, he served on board USS
MINGO QSS-2613 as Executive Officer, Engi-
neering Officer, Operations Officer, Navi-
gation Officer, serving his last seven months
on board as Commanding Officer. From
June 1956 to July 1957, Commander Bennett,
then a Lieutenant, served as Executive
Officer on board USS CUTLASS QSS-4785.
Shortly after his promotion to Lieutenant
Commander, he commanded the submarine
USS SARDA QSS-4885 from December 1957
to December 1959.
Commander Bennett was promoted to his
present rank on 1 July 1961, at which time,
he was attached to the, Staff of Commander
Military Sea Transporation Service,
Washington, D. C, as Director, Special Pro-
jects and Plans Division. Upon completion
of his tour of duty with COMSTS, he re-
ported aboard USS NAVARRO on 29 November
1963 as Executive Officer. Married to the
former Marilyn A, Leisk of San Pedro,
California, Commander Bennett currently
resides with his wife and two children at
6601 Lenore Avenue, Garden Grove,
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CAPT. J.B. LAKES, CCO
LT, W.W. ROSS, 1ST LT. QDQ LTQJGJ G.H. SCI-IUFF, 1ST LT
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ENS. J. J. SULLIVAN A A
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LTCJGy C.E. BARNUM LTQJGQ s.C. HELLER, BGC
BOTTOM ROW: KEMPE BMSN, WALTON BM2, WRIGHT SN,'O'NEIL SN, MCBEE SN, FACCI-IINI
ANGELOFF SN, JACKSON SN, DUNN SN, GARCIA SA, MISER BMl, LTQJGQ C. BARNUM.
SN. BACK ROW: CRABBE SN, NOBLETT SN,
Let it rain, let it pour
The Anchor Detail is ready for sure.
With the P, O,'s directing the shovv,
The NAVARRO will depart swiftly, you know.
But what can be said more of our mighty team 911,
Truly this is but the first of many jobs done.
Vehicles are needed out on the pier,
Number 2 hatch is manned, so none should fear.
There goes the pick-up, up and over the side,
With the yard and stay set, it really couldn't slide
Finally the carry-all is moved, without a dive
All safety observed for the Captain's smooth ride.
But what if a mike boat should appear,
Loaded with ammo and other gear,
It's "Set H1 boom swinging again,
We'll get it all aboard in the end."
HA HA YOU WANT ME TO CUT IT OFF
REMEMBER 27 APRIL 1965
A BOOT SECOND
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HOLIDAY ROUTINE '
FRONT ROW: PETERSON SA, RODRIGUEZ SN, MAYFIELD
EN3, GOULET EN3, ALLEN EN2, TATE SA, CABAMALAN
BM3, NORWOOD EN, TAYLOR BMI. SECOND ROW:TOGIA
BMSN, KING C. L. BMSN, MALONE BMSN, EENZ SN,
GEORGE BM3, BATES G. L. SN, BUDASKYEN2, WOOLNER
"Leave the driving to us" should be the
motto of boat group personnel. Their duties
include driving all the ships boats during
operations, manning the helm to keep the
ship on a true course when underway, and
.driving the captain's car when the ship is
in port. BG is also responsible for keeping
paint on the vvelin davits, and manning them
when boats are to be dropped into the water.
If a member of the crew should fall into
the sea, boat group will be on the scene
to man the davit, drop the ready lifeboat,
and pick him out of the Water.
During the WestPac cruise, LTJG
I-IELLER BGC, ENS KAISER ABGC, and
leading Petty Officer TAYLOR BMl, have
spent many hours keeping track of the 40
men and 24 boats while the NAVARRO has
been meeting various commitments.
MULLINS BMl, has contributed to the ef-
fectiveness of boat group with his quiet,
competent manner about the decks. Chief
FUNGE and his boat group engineers were
added to the Division before the ship deployed.
They have often worked into the Wee hours of
BMS, MILLER SN, ABEYTA BMS, MULLINS BM1, LTJG
HELLER. BACK ROW: LTJG KAISER, ALDESBERGER
EN3, GILMORE SN, SIESS SA, GAY SN, GRECH SA,
KATES SN, LYNCH YN3, CONNELLY SN, Moons BM2.
the night repairing bilge pumps, trans-
missions, and engines.
The Coxswains and Engineers have ac-
complished a great deal during our deploy-
ment. At times, the missions may have
seemed tedious and routine, but all have
added to the war effect in Vietnam. The
bombs, beans, and bullets hauled by NAVARRO
boat crews at Chu Lai and Danang have
already been used in the fight against the VC.
The daily boat runs, supply runs, extra
runs, and emergency runs also deserve
mention. The salvaging of an LST which
had run aground in Danang river is another
example of BG's versatility.
"Well sailors, let's play it by ear" is
an often heard comment made by leading
petty officer TAYLOR. lt is typical of the
"can do" spirit which prevail in the boat
group division. Even though the boats have
received 2 to 3 years Wear during the cruise,
they still remain as some of the best boats
in the Pacific Fleet. This is a tribute to the
fine work being done by Coxswains,
Engineers, and their Petty Officers.
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FIRST ROW: PETERSON SN, GARCIA SN, WTLLMS SN, SNOW SN, ENS BEER, SUTTON SN, TITUS SA, GRISHAM
DAVIS SN, OOODRIOH SN, MORELLI SN, OARDEMER SN. SN, PEREZ SA, WEST BM2 QLPOJ.
BACK ROW: DELONG SN, CONNELLY SN, NORQUEST SN,
THIRD DIVI IO
Third division is a highly successful
combination of one Officer, more or less
twenty-tWo Seaman and a maze of rigging,
Winches, hatches, boat skids, deck houses,
cargo holds, masts and booms. The reason
for its success is evident at first glance.
For a fine ship and crew, s ucces s is a
natural companion. ' ' '
. 'Outstanding men must have leaders of
similar caliber. Third division petty officers
WEST BMl, MOHR BM2, KIRKI-AND BM2,
and MUELLER BM3, are highly skilled
craftsmen both With seamanship and their
men- There iS, seldom bad day in the realm
of third division because of these petty
officers' ability to keep the human machine
The men of third division are of varied
background and interests, but they have
unity in their ability to Work, hope, and
play together. This cruise has provided each
man a chance to know himself and his ship-
mates a little better, and the opportunity
to practice understanding and cooperation.
The division is responsible for the main-
tenance of a sizeable portion of the ship
from frame 98 aft, and the Q2 deck on Which
the Captain's cabin is located.
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FRONT ROW: EDWARDS GMG3, PACHMAYR FTG3, KELLY FTGSN, GIBSON SN, GRECZAWSKI SN, CAPT. J.B. LAKES
GMG3, FITZWATER SN, YOUNGERMAN SN. BACK ROW: USMC.
WARD GMG2, COTTON GMG3, THOMPSON FTG3, BOYLES
F0 RTH DIVISIO
The Fourth Division of the Deck Depart-
ment is the Navarro's "Gunnery and Ordnance
Division". It is normally composed of l
officer and l0 enlisted men, five gunner's
mates, and five fire control technicians.
This division's primary responsibility is the
operation, care, and maintenance of the
Navarro's five 40 MM gun mounts, including
the gun directors and other fire control
equipment. The 40 MM guns are primarily
anti-aircraft guns, but are effective against
surface targets as well. They are actually
heavy machine guns capable of a very rapid
rate of fire. It is a continuous job for the
fourth division to keep the gun mounts in
fighting condition, and to protect them against
the effect of salt air and spray.
Other duties of the Fourth Division
include, the procurement, handling, stowage,
and issue of ammunitiong the care, main-
tenance, stowage, and issue of the Navarro's
"small arms", that is, pistols, rifles, and
shotgunsg and the upkeep and preservation of
the ship's magazines and ammunition stowage
spaces. Often, members of the Fourth Divi-
sion act as instructors at Marine or Army
rifle and pistol ranges when other Navarro
crew members are undergoing instructions
there. When we are at sea and no ranges
are available, the division periodically su-
pervises the firing of small arms on the
To summarize the responsibilities of
the Fourth Division, we might say that it
is their job to keep the Navarro ready to
protect herself against any would-be ag-
gressor by keeping the guns and equipment
mechanically sound and the gun crews well
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Top photo: Night life in World's largest city is second
to none. Instead of "Gay Pareef, it's now "Terrific Tokyof'
Bottom photo: Japanese wrestlers - - pretty rough boys.
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One of the memorable sights of our
cruise was the size and majesty of
Japan,s famed Mount Fuji.
FRONT ROW: MITCHELL EN1 ROBINSON EN2, EN2, BACK ROW: LEE EN2, JOHNSON ENFN, GRIMM
REINSIMAR ENC, SKINNER EN3, RIDDLE PNSN, LAUCK ENFN, WILSON EN2, LTQJGJ F. PARSONS.
A DIVI I0
Every Navy ship has a vast amount of
equipment installed which does not come
under the control of closely related Division.
ln order to maintain these miscellaneous
equipments, the navy has provided all her
ships with an "A" division. On the Navarro,
A division's responsibilities reach from
the ship's Whistle to the steering engine,
from the garbage grinder to the diesel oil
purifier, from the laundry presses to the
emergency fire pumps, from the galley
equipment to the A, C, diesel generators,
etc,etc,etc, needless to say there has to be
a large variety of skills possessed by the men
of A division to accomplish timely and
So that our division will have some
semblance of organization, A division has
been divided into three sub-groups, each
one of these groups are made up of a
Leading Petty Officer and a small number of
men, who are in charge of specific pieces
of equipment. Reinsmar, ENC and Biglow
MMI are the leaders of the "Reefer Gang".
Their job is to keep 94 pieces of Refrigeration
Equipment in good running order. The
reefer gang also maintain the laundry
equipment, the galley, soda fountain, and
steam heating etc. These are some of their
sidelines, Lee EN2, and his three men keep
a steady flow of A.C. -electrical auxiliary
equipment. They may be found in the A. C.
diesel generator room, that's under the
Supply Living Compartment, at almost any-
time of the day or night. Mitchell, EN l,
and his three men maintain the ships steering
gear, emergency diesel fire pumps, portable
fire pumps, emergency diesel generator,
and the ship's vehicles, not much will be
heard of these men until times of .emergency
Remember, when you take a cool drink
of water, or eat a chilled salad with your
sizzling grilled steak onthe air condition
mess decks, A Division is fulfilling its
role in todays modern navyg and we like it.
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GAILEY BT2, WALLER BT2, MORRISON BT3, REVELE BT2, HARRIS BTFN, WILLIAMS BTFN, VAUGHN BTFN
BTFN, HOULIHAN BTC. BACK ROW: ENS HOLMES, NELSON BTC.
B DIVI I0
B Division is led by Chief Boilerman
Nelson. Chief Nelson is a young, hard-
driving leader. Thedivision has shown
constant improvement under his guidance.
Second in command is newly appointed Chief
Houlihan. I-Ioulihan is a veteran of four
years service aboard the Navarro. Much of
the improvement in the fireroom is due to
his knowledge and leadership. Currington
BTl, and Gailey BT2, are the working petty
officers. Under their competent guidance, the
work that must be done is organized, planned,
and completed in a highly efficient manner.
Randles BT2, is the oil king. I-le does an
excellent job in the performance of his
duties. At all hours of the day and night,
Randles can be seen taking soundings on
tanks, taking salinity readings on the boilers,
and pumping oil to make sure everything
is normal. The other eleven men are hard
working men that are proud of the job they
Although the "men from the hole", as
they are called, are often not given the
credit they deserve, they know the vital
job they do. Every piece of machinery and
every convenience of living is dependent
upon the fires in their boilers. The men
are proud of their machinery and their hard
work has paid off. Not one single major
casualty has occurred to B' division
machinery on this cruise. '
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FIRST ROW: POLLARD EM3, MILLER EM3, WEBSTER EM2, ALAMEDIDA FA, ROTAN EM2 QLPOQ MORRIS
EM3, HALSTENCARD EM3, LUX EM3. BACK ROW: EMC.
BELCHER SN, BAKER EM3, QUICK ICFN, SHERMAN
E DIVI IO
During the 1965 WestPac Cruise,
Echo Division had a total of six of
thirteen men advanced in rate. Five
men are making their third WestPac
Cruise, with the remainder of the
division making first.
The majority of work accom-
plished by the division is limited
to maintenance and upkeep of electri-
cal equipment, but several new instal-
lations have been made. The instal-
lation of an intercom system for the
Supply Department has greatly de-
creased its work load. Installing a juke
box and hi-fi speakers on the mess
decks has resulted in a big morale
boost for the entire crew. Echo Divi-
sion has also provided its share of
boat engineers in meeting our com-
mitments during the cruise.
Rotan EM2, was nominated by the
division for "WHITE I-IAT OF THE
YEAR", and went on to win the Ship's
nomination to represent the entire
crew. I-laving no First Class EM on
board, Rotan has had all the lead-
ing petty officer responsibilities
which he has carried out in an
Since commencing this WestPac
Cruise, Echo Division has had three
division officers. Two of them have
returned to civilian life, while the
present division officer, LTQJGg
Cherin, came aboard from the US
POINT DIFIANCE QLSD-319 in August.
The efficiency of Echo Division
during the cruise has proved the old
adage that quality of personnel can
and does overcome quantity.
MY DANANG TRUE LOVE
MAC, YOU'LL PLAY END!
BEND STEEL WITH HIS BARE HANDS
I TOLD CHIEF HOULIHAN WE SHOULD HAVE COME
BOTTOM ROW: CANNON MMI, REYMER MM3, ROBINSON SIAS MRFN, BARNEY MMI, BICNER, MRI, HERZOG
MM3, BIGLOW MMI, ATKINSON MM3 , HERRINGTON ' MM3, ELEK MM3, MUNN FN, DUROSS MM2, BRODRICK
MMFN, O'BRIEN MMFN. BACK ROW: REFUERZO MMC, MM3, ENS B.L. HOLMES.
M DIVI I0
M Division can best be described under
two general areas--the leading Petty Officers
and the performance of the machinery.
The division is led by Machinist Mate
Chief Jose P, REPUERZO, called "Joe"
by his men. He is a young, dedicated,
knowledgeable chief with ten years of Naval
service. He has by example and teaching
installed a pride of doing a good job into
his men. The engineroom is led by First
Class Machinist Mate Dan BARNEY. BARNEY
is thought to be very demanding at times
by his men, but each will admit that no
matter how hard he works them BARNEY
will spend many more hours on the job than
do they. The evaporator gang is led by
First Class Machinist Mate Pat CANNON,
CANNON is a dedicated, career-motivated
Petty Officer who takes great pride in his
work. He took over the evaporators shortly
after deploying. During the cruise the re-
quirements have been extremely demanding,
but in every instance the "Happy Nav" water
department has met the challenge. While
serving as station ship in DaNang for sixty-
two days, over two and one-half million
gallons of water were made. A discussion
of Petty Officers wouldn't be complete with-
out mentioning Pirst Class Machinery Re-
pairman Jake BICNER, Time after time he
has been given difficult jobs to do. Many
times, working around the clock, he has
turned out important parts of high workman-
ship to keep vital machinery operating.
As one walks into the engineroom, it
becomes quickly evident that long, hard
man-hours of work have gone into getting
the space into the material condition that it
Keeping the machinery operatingis a
never-ending job. The nineteen men in'M
Division are proud of the fact that during
the cruise there has not been a single,
major machinery casualty. We th1nk.W6
have the cleanest, most dependable engine-
room and evaporators in the squadron. Our
performance has proved it.
BoTToMRow:s1MMERs SF2, GRAM sR2, MCFARLAND SR3, BACK ROW: FULLER SF3, WILLIAMS 3122, GORE SFC,
BROBERG DC2, ENS R. J. SAGE.
The Repair Division is composed of
men from the ratings ofDamageControl-
man and Shipfitter. Their job is the main-
tenance and repair of., the ship, it's hull
and hull fittings, such as water-tight doors
and hatches. The many hundreds of feet
of piping that make up the damage control
systems are the fire main, main drainage,
ventilation, fresh water, and the plumbing
drains. The maintenance and upkeep of the
many types of fire-fighting equipment is a
never ending task, plus emergency and
special equipment in the damage control
lockers, such as radiac equipment, special
clothing, and protective mask for N,B.C.
The Damage Controlman is the ship's
carpenter, and his duties require the main-
tenance and repairs of the many Wooden
hulled LCVPQ landing craft. This includes
the caulcing, renewing of planking, and
making battle repairs, such as the install-
ation of soft patches for quick efficient
repairs as required in times of emergency.
The Shipfitters are the ship's skilled
Welders, plumbers, sheetmetal Workers and
layout men, and are kept busy with requests
for repairs from the open bridge to the engine
room, Where the acid like salt air and sea
water vent their malice by constantly eating
away at the metals and piping with rust and
corrosion to A make work for these men.
There is also the battle of the unseen
enemy to be fought-the battle withqembarked
personnelj to keep the health and comfort
services open and free-flowing to provide
the ship's community of men with all the
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,IACKS OF ALL TRADES
MORRIS EMC RUDASILI. MMI RADFORD BM3 GOODALL BM3
MORRIS EMC CMAA
LCDR. R.. M. STAFFORD
LT. R. H. WAONER.
OPERATIONS OFFICER 4135
LTJG H. D. KIRKLAND
ASST. OPERATIONS OFFICER 4135
ENS. R.S. CAREY, CIC OFF.
ENS. .I.T. FRAZIER,
ENS. F.R.H. WITHERBY, .IR
Although "OC" Division is composed of
two separate and distinct rates, it takes
the Radiomen and Signalmen working as a
team to ensure that the NAVARRO's com-
municating is reliable, secure, and fast.
For these people the day starts early and
In main-comm the mid watch is about
to be relieved. Schoonover, while typing
a message, tells Stiller he hears beeping
and wonders if anyone is there. In the mean-
time, Mueller is tending to his housework
on the O-3'level. Shorkey comes in to relieve
the watch and checks to make sure all the
teletype gear is working properly. Hansen
staggers in a few minutes later, but is
soon busily at work. With Liptak, Hoyt, and
Rowe waiting on the 0-4 level, everyone is
ready for a new day. After quarters, Chief
Schmidt begins checking the fox broadcast
always alert for a "CROT", of which he
has found quite a few. From in the back
room, while checking traffic, we hear
Mckeithen say "WHAT THE OVER,
HERE'S ONE FOR THE GRIDLEYJ' During
the day, Liptak is busy making things, Rowe
is working a CW circuit, and Hoyt is snowed
by J AFPUBS.
Meanwhile, we find the day beginning on
the signal bridge with Morris cleaning up
after the snipes and their nightly routine of
blowing tubes. He has "swabbed down" so
much he thinks he is a BM striker rather
than a Signalman. Even during quarters, there
is action on the bridge. A light is spotted
and Wells and Hamm. leave formation to
take the message. During the day, everyone
pitches in to keep the message traffic flow-
ing, or seeing that the bridge is shipshape.
Thanks to Countee's marlinspike seaman-
ship, the signal bridge has taken on a'De-
stroyer-like appearance. The newest addition
to the signal gang is Kneavel, who was
transferred to us from the Bayfield. He
doesn't say much, but does an excellent
job. Blackburn is our most accomplished
signalman, and as such is used to best
advantage training the other signalmen. Chief
Beckham keeps things running smoothly,
and constantly keeps a sharp eye peeled for
shapes, qlxlavigational shapes, that isp.
During any operational period "OC"
Division is working 24 hours a day. but
that doesn't mean we don't know how to
have fun. When the work is over and liberty
commences you can always find some fun
loving "OC" personnel on the beach.
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Some of us enjoyed local culture in colorful Philippine musical.
Top photo: Great originality is used in painting
local taxicabs. Bottom photo: "Where there's life,
there's San Miguel."
T ical rural scene near Subic - Fili ino farmer , 1
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and smiling daughter, Water buffalo and rice field.
FRONT ROW: GOODSPEED RD2, GRUBAUGI-I RD2, WILSON RD3, COLLINS RD2, MAJORS YN3, LTJG R.S. CAREY
RD3, ASHBROOK RD3, BACK ROW: WILDER RD3, SEVERS USN.
MOI" DI VISION
Our departure in April was notable for
the absence of all but one of the "old guard"
who had been replaced by boot Seamen an
even two Reserves and a box of cookies
from Carole Wilder. The boots shaped up
into the most competent Radarmen in the
Squadron so fast it made heads spin and the
cookies disappeared even faster. After 5
years of spreading hate and discontent
throughout the otherwise "Happy Nav CIC",
John Collins left us in DaNang for GCA
school, but we expect to hear from him
over the circuit from Chu Lai any day.
His place as Boss I-Ioncho was taken by
Steve Goodspeed, a transplant from the
"BumFink," who proved to have more sea
stories Qof less veracityy than a First Division
Bos'n Mate. But that's all very well on the
Then there's Mike "Terror" Wilson,
who, after recovering from the San Fran
Shakes, showed how much of a terror he
was as soon as we cleared the Long Beach
Breakwater. Given his own bucket, he soon
settled down -- until Subic, but that's another
story. Don "Shutter" Wilder, the only RD
with fO.9 pupils, spent his time embroiled
in a morass of camera specs, drawing
inflammatory cartoons for the NV news,
and stencilling flushometers for R Division.
Larry Ashbrook griped as usual, but avoided
fights over slights to his native State, so
he could stay a Third .long enough to buy
a fantastic array of camera and stereo
gear which he promptly spread out all over
the place, providing a major improvement
over the lMCg the profits on those DaNang
berets must have been real good? Frank
"Pappy" Grubaugh kept everybody turning to
if only to prevent overpopulation of CIC.,
Grubes could be called prophet without-
honor. After all, how many of us are con-
cerned with the prevention of over. . . . .?
Arron Willis proved himself to be the bane
of the Navigator's existence by translating
Japanese place names into Georgian over
the JW phones ---. Frank "Arrow" Severs
impressed all of us by his daily object
lessons in moral guidance -- with only a
few exceptions -- and survived the Navy's
numerous slights to his individuality with
aplomb and goodlq?j Finally, our in absentia
member qmore absentia than inp, Johnny
Majors gave good account of himself per-
forming yeoman service in the Ops Office
and even better on the beach in Hong Kong,
DaNang, Subic Bay, ad infinitum.
LTQJGJ I-LD. KIRKLAND, KAY ETRSN, MANN ETR3,BUCKINGI-IAM ETR3, JOHNSON ETN2, CUBETIS ETN3
OE DIVI I0
Chief Bizub, our recently acquired
Electronics Material Officer, handles OE
division'sadministrative: work. His decided
affection for inventories brings cries of
dismay from the throats of his already
Rick Johnson, the ET gang honcho,
assigns the various repair jobs and assists
the men in their completion. Johnny's hair,
which hangs out of his hat occasionally, has
sparked numerous discussions with the Chief,
the result being Johnny's hair remaining
about the same, but the Chief's turning a
little more grey.
Jack Kay, OE division's odd-job man,
is our expert in everything from Public
Relations to engraving. If you can't get
what you need from Supply, check Jack's
key ring. lt's probably there! He even gets
a little ET work done in his spare time.
Dick Buckingham, our ace radar tech-
nician, spends a large portion of his time
T.A.D. to the Navigators repairing their
Loran and Fathometer. Buck is OE division's
prime example of a clean-cut American
boy. lf you don't believe us, just ask him.
Ed Mann, whose delicate appetite is well
known throughout the division, handles a
good portion of the Navarro's communication
problems at sea. In port however, his biggest
problems seem to be ladders, uniforms
and the Umorning after."
Bob Cubetus, who lucked out and drew
shore duty in D, C., was the Navarro's
other ace radar tech. Our happly little
Italian was an outstanding technician and we
really hated to see him go. Good Luck at
your next duty station Bob.
Bill Hickman, is OE division's newest
ET. Before coming to the Happy Nav, he
spent some time on the USS Carter Hall.
However, we won't hold this against him.
He is a hardworking, energetic fellow, but
we hope he will overcome this bad habit
and be like the rest of us.
DI VISI 0
Consisting of six to seven men, N
division is a small but elite group charged
with the interesting responsibility for safe
navigation of the ship. We have been accused
many times of being lost, but to the relief
of our navigator, Ltjg Randels, and with
the aid of a few home bound sea gulls
we have always found our way to the barn
Each man persists in telling the navi-
gator that he has a specialty in the field
of navigation though we all claim to be well
rounded in our duties. Oldfield, QM2, and
leading petty officer, claims the LORAN as
his own, but the Navigator and the rest of
us have often felt that his real talent lies
in the music he so soothingly strums on
Workman, QMS, follows Oldfield and is
noted for a good eye when it comes to
celestial navigation and a taut, well dis-
ciplined watch. Ray,,QMSN, is a quiet shy
type who has lately become attached to
radar navigation. I-Iis favorite is the air
search Q he says that he likes to play with
Davisson, QMSN, qbetter known as "Dis-
appearing Dave"j is best known for his
activities ashore primarily because of the
difficulty he sometimes has arriving back
at the ship when liberty expires. Davisson
also mans the helm with skill and ,authority
known to all. Franczak, QMSN, takes the
log on all special details and maintains a
detailed explanation of all that has occurred.
Of one thing we are all centain, Franczak
has probably never been rattled, no matter
what the circumstances.
Gone since this cruise began, but
remembered, are Scott, QMl, best known
for his instant positions C'Of course I know
where we areg we're on the starboard wing
of the bridge"j, and McShane, QM2, known
as the best sea lawyer above the maindeck.
FRONT ROW: FRANZAK QMSN, RAY
QM3, DAVISSON QMSN, BACK ROW:
LTJG RANDELS, WORKMAN QM3,
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MR. RANDELS SAID FOR CNE OF THE STRIKERS TO
GO SHOOT THE STARS!
DR. ROX. CARL
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DR. R.E. CARL M
A CD D DR. R. A. BULLOCK QMCQ R
DR. B.M. STEWART QDCD D
DR. T. T. HAMPTON qncp R
SICK CALL 0899-99529 DAILY
Life As An Officer Unboard The Happy New
HOW DOES THAT SOUND, SIR?
DR. CARL AT WORK
OK MR. BIGGER, PARADE REST!
ENS. ROBERT D. PACEK
I JUST CAME EOR THE PICTURE
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LCDR R. J. TANNONE
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AS T. SUPPLY OFFICER
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ENS. D.N. WINDAU, SC
BOTTOM ROW: JAPSON TN, ABINSAY TN, ESPERANZA GERONIMO SD3, CALAYO TN, PULLIDO TN, VALENCIA
SD3, SABLAN TN, HINA TN, LTCJCB EJ-I. NICHOLS. TN, GATES SDI, BONILLA SDC.
BACK' ROW: LCDR R. J. TANNONE, STROMAS SD2,
S-5 DIVI I0
The work of the stewards, cooks, and
stewardsmen, is an important factor in the
morale of the officers. It is also true that
the morale of the officers has a direct effect
on the morale of the men. For this reason,
it is essential that the S-5 Division do their
Aboard Navarro, the job is done well.
Chief Bonilla has given each man a fair
share of thework. Stromas, and his partner
Calayo, are the wardroom cooks. They do an
excellent job in the galley, especially in the
preparation of curry, a dish that is always
After breakfast, the normal workday
starts. Valencia, goes below to the provision
issue room to draw whatever is needed in
the galley. Sablan, goes topside to the 02
level and Abinsay, Hina, and Hines, start
working on the Ol level. Below in the ward-
room, Esperanza, Pullido, and Ronquilla
begin their work.
Geronimo, at this time is working in the
Captain's cabin, however, every' morning he
is usually able to stop by the pantry and
engage in a little scuttlebut.
J apson has not been working in the usual
places lately. He has recently become the
ship's barber and therefore spends most of
his time happily clipping away in the barber
Gates has recently been transferred to
another ship. There he will be the leading
steward and as such he will do the same
outstanding job that he did aboard NAVARRO.
HINA TN, JAPSON TN
ESPERANZA SD3 GATES SD1 AND STROMAS SD2
FRONT ROW: JOHNSON SH3, PERKINS SK3, WORKMAN BENJAMIN CS3, FRENCH CSC, LTJG S.B. ISOLA. THIRD
SK3, FERGERSON CS3, MCCALLISTER CS3, LUCE CS2, ROW: LCDR R.J., TANNONE, BROWN SK3, ANDREWS
MORTEL SKI, LTJG E. H. NICHOLSQ SECOND ROW: SH3, ATKINS SHSN, ALEXANDER SHI, CLICK SK3,
MARTINEZ SKSN, DWYER CSI, BURKE DK3, VIDAL SK2, BURDETTE SN, HAMILTON SK3, LAWSON SHSN, TAYLOR
EUGENIO SKI, FONTIMAYOR SH2, HULSING' SN, CS3. BACK ROW: ENS D. N. WINDAU.
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FN, KELLY FN, ANGELOFF SN, REVELE FN, OAKMAN BROYLES FN, CONNALLY SN, OGG BMI, LTQJGQ S.B
SN. BACK ROW: LCDR R.J. TANNONE, BELSER CS2, ISOLA.
Hong Kong - The Pearl of the Orient!
Central district of Hong Kong as seen from "The Peak?
Top photo: 'The Sea Palace," floating restaurant. Bottom
photo: Refugees from Red China prefer to live as "Squat-
ters" here rather than behind the Bamboo Curtain.
Many Hong Kong gals reminded us
of our sisters at home.
FRONT ROW: HAMILTON YN3, MARTINEAU PN3, BLANKENSHIP PC3. BACK ROW: CHOATE PN2,
COURTNEY YN3, DEAN PNSN, MANANQUIL YNC, ENS A. E. BECKER. I
X -DI VISION
Three yeomen and three personnelmen
comprise the Ship's Office team. Yeomen
specialize in administrative and legal work
such as the routine of incoming mail to the
appropriate departments concerned and
maintenace of the central files. The most
challenging and difficult tasks assigned to the,
yeomen are investigations and courts -
Chief MANANQUIL, 'fl-I o n c h o"'A, spends
many working hours filling his position and
Ship's Secretary and general supervisor of
the clerical field. HAMILTON YN3, can be
found hard at work with the many chores
assigned to him as correspondence yeoman,
Or in the office tiding up his desk.
Yeoman 3rd Class COURTNEY HCALIF.
FATS" spends much of the days time with
the many technicalities. which arise much-
too-often as legal yeoman.
' The personnelmen maintain the
personnel service records up-to-date. Any
changes effecting their pay allowances, such
as promotions to the next higher grade or
rate, marriages, births in their families,
etc., are appropriately recorded in their
service records and the ship's diary.
CHOAT E PN2, commonly referred to by
his men as "Pappy", has spent over twenty
years of his life serving his country honor-
ably. His job as leading personnelman is
being filled quite adequately.
Personnelman Seaman "Tex" DE AN,
although newly assigned to the Ship's office,
quickly grasped a working knowledge of the
personnelman rate. He handles the issuing
of I.D. Sz liberty cards, entries of completed
training courses, plus other miscellaneous
entries in the personnel service records.
"Mouse" MARTINEAU PN3, who is third
member of the personnelmen gang, handles
the receipt and transfer of incomingfoutgoing
personnel. He also computes the daily ration
report and handles the ship's diary.
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"POUCH MOUTH", "MOUSE","TEX"
BYSTANDER, HAMILTON YN3, AND "TEX".
THE YOUNGEST YNC ONBOARD
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OUR OVERSEAS HOMEPORT,
DANANG, VIET NAM
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POLISH ALL TOPSIDE BRIGHT WORK . . .
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