Nitro (AE 23) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1971

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' r 2 I A Yzx li, 5 wg , E l L4 I, MS I ,I 1 'nf 'ln'l O 'uv ' ' 5 'uvtr' .-' -29.15-': -Iliff- :Ill-QU L , .li I I 7 - if nf YB CONTENTS COMIVIANDING omcen EXECUTIVE orricen orncens SH P AT WORKS SHIPS HISTORY THE VOYAGE ESSAY ON PEACE THE CREW ADMIRAL ZUMWALT THE CREW SHIP AT WORK THE STAFF N 4 I IM A SP ' PJ5 6 8 I0 14 20 I 30 H 32 36 58 60 7'I 78 Captain Howe was born in Blue Field, West Virginia, on 2 December, 1924. Upon graduation from the University of Virginia in Januagf, 1946, having completed the NROTC Program, he was commissioned an Ensign and reported for duty to USS CLEVELAND CCL-555, following tours were on USS FRASER QDM-243 as Communica- tions and CIC Officer, CIC and Fighter Director School, USS TACONIC QAGC-171 as CIC Officer, USS GRAMPUS QSS-5235, and USS POMPON CSSR-2671. In 1956, after a tour in the Submarine Branch of the Bureau of Ships he reported for duty as Executive Officer, USS BLACKFIN CSS-3225. He was detached in 1959 to attend the Armed Forces Staff College, after which he commanded USS CUTLASS CSS-4785 until 1961. Following were tours in the Special Projects Office, Washington, D. C. , and on Submarine Flotilla SEVEN Staff at Yokosuka, Japan. In December, 1969, he assumed Command of USS MAZAMA QAE- 95 ln April of 1970 u n the . , po decommissioning of MAZAMA, Captain Howe reported on board USS NITRO as Commanding Officer. A Captain Howe has been awarded the following medals and citations: Bronze S ' ' ' tar, American Campaign Medal, World War ll Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Star, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Navy O . . . . . ccupatron Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, and the Armed Forces Expedi- tionary Medal. He is married to the former Mary O'Leary of Newton, Massachusetts. u 1 COMMANDING OFFICER ' USS NITRO IAE-231 5 May 1971 To the Crew: - In theyear of 1970 the word "sacrifice" seem to have passed out of common usage. Though many self-proclaimed A patriots are more than willing to assert that their fellow Americans are oppressed, drowned in pollutants and exploited by the politico-military-industrial Wconspiracyn, very few will jeopardize their comfortable positions in their noppressiven society by transmitting their loud rhetoric into positive action. , The real hero of 1970 is the fellow who quietly endures the hardship of long family separations, extended operating periods under difficult conditions, and.a working day that is liable to include twenty-four hours and a seven day week. He is the man whose vigilance and fortitude help to keep his country safe and free for everyone. He is every crew member of NITRO and his sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. 1 Thank you. Sincerely,, , Howe The USS NITRO's Executive Officer, Lieutenant Commander G. E. Mott III, re- ported on board in September of 1970, just prior to the Mediterranean deployment. He brought with him twelve years of Naval experience stretching from Antartic 1ce-break- ing to the office of The Joint Chiefs of Staff. Q The "X.O." is a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he was born on 3 December, 1935. He was graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1958, at which time he received his Navy commission as Ensign. His first duty station was the USS GLACIER where he served as Damage Control and CIC Officer. His next assignment was as Engineering Officer aboard the ALLEN M. SUMNER until 1962. From 1962-1964 he attended Naval Post Graduate School in Monterrey, Cali- fornia, where he received a Bachelor in Communications Engineering. Before joining the NITRO, he served with COMCRUDESFLOT TEN and the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Lieutenant Commander Mott has been awarded the following medals and awards: Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, National Defense Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Antartic Service Medal. He is married to the former Priscilla' Weedon of Alexandria, Virginia. U.S. S. NITRO CAE-233 ZCARE OF FLEET POST OFFICE NEW YORK. N. Y. 5 U!! 1971 To the Crew: Historian Douglas Southall Freeman once wrote, n 'Know your stuff. Look after your men. Be a nan." Simple fundamentals, but they are as applicable for us today as they were to the men who sailed the wooden ships with canvas sails. Time and technology have brought many changes to a sailor's life in the years since those words were written. Electronic equipment and computers have replaced top sails and belaying pins as tools of the trade. The mess decks now grumble about 'too mach roast beef' instead of the classical complaints about salt pork and hard tack. The liberty uniform has nearly disappeared and a crew-cut sailor is hard to find. But new dress codes and better chow are .only superficial benefits to the seagoing sailor. His computers have ll not taught the winds to be still or the seas not to boil into thirty foot swells of steaming spray. Long hours of hard work and little sleep are as uncomfortable to the liber- ated sailor of the 1970's as they were to hardnosed swabbies of 50 years ago. Navy life is still tough and probably always will be. I , Many began this cruise as inexperienced naive young men, fresh from the fam or the sandlot. Most will complete the trip as well-travelled, well-rounded sailors with a good knowledge of themselves and the ' world they live in. We've worked hard, played hard and learned from our -shipmates and the countries we have visited. For those leaving the ship, my best wishes for "fair winds and following seas." For those remaining, keep up the .good work! Sincerely, ' 19,2 G. E. Hott Executive Officer DECK Lieutenant Commander William N. Euans is the Nitro 's First Lieutenant. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, on 23 March, 1938. He is a graduate of Ohio State Uni- versity where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He joined the Naval Reserve in 1957 and received his commission in February of 1962. His pre-Nitro travels found him as the ASW Officer on the USS I. D. BLACKWOOD QDE-2195 and Weapons Officer aboard the USS I-IAMMERBERG QDE- 10155. As First Lieutenant, he is responsible for the supervision of deck seamanship operations and evolutions, for maintenance of the armament and ordnance equipment and for procurement, handling, stowage, and issue of ammunition and pyrotechnics He supervises loading, unloading and stow- age of cargo, and plans anchoring, moor- ing, fueling, and sea replenishment de- tails. V . Lieutenant Commander Euans has re- ceived the following Service Medals: Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Medal, Armed Service Reserve Medal. ENGINEERING Lieutenant Ralph H. Lord, the Nitro 's Engineering Officer, was bom on 9 October, 1921, in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Cranston High School, Crans- ton, Rhode Island. As Engineering Officer, he is respon- sible' forthe operation, care and mainten- ance of the Ship 's propulsion plant and the electric generators, hull repairs, and maintenance of the ship 's interior com- munications equipment. He supervises fire fighting and acts as technical assistant to the Executive .Officer in Nitro 's NBC de- fense procedures. W During Lieutenant Lord's Navy career, he has received the following medals: Navy Unit Citation Ribbon, Navy GoodsConduct Medal, American Service Defense Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacif- ic Campaign Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, World War Two Victory Medal, Antartica Service Medal, Amaed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal. OPERATIONS Lieutenant Robert I . Gould serves as Nitro 's Operations Officer and Navigator.. He was born on 19 February, 1934, in Prov- idence, Rhode Island. A graduate of James T. Lockwood High School, he has attended the University of Rhode Island. A former Chief Quarter Master, Lieutenant Gould was commissioned in July of 1963. As Ops Officer, he is responsible for the planning, scheduling, and coordination of Nitro's operations and logistic service. He collects, evaluates, and disseminates combat and operational intelligence infor- mation, supervises maintenance and repair 'of electronics equipment, and insures re- liable, secure and rapid external communi- cations. He obtains clearances and operat- ing area assignments incident to the move- ments and operations of the Nitro. Before service on the Nitro, Lieuten- ant Gould was stationed on the USS SALMONIE from 1963-1967, acted as a Naval Science Instructor at Officer Candi- date School in Newport, Rhode Island, and was the Nitro's First Lieutenant until assum- ing duty as Operations Officer. He is authorized to wear the following medals: Navy Good Conduct Medal, American Expeditionary Medal, European Occupa- tional Medal, National Defense Medal. SUPPLY Lieutenant David M. Santucci is the Nitro 's Supply Officer. He was born on 18 August, 1940 in Palmer, Massachusetts. He attended Monson High School and later the University of Massachusetts, where he grad- uated in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. The Supply Officer is responsible for "procuring, receiving, storing, issuing, shipping, transferring, selling, accounting for",the command 's stores and equipment, and feeding the crew. He also supervises the Disbursing Officer, the ship 's stores, the Welfare and Recreation Fund, coordi- nates departmental operating budgets, and supervises inventories. Before coming aboard the Nitro, Lieutenant Santucci spent tours on the USS LEONARD F. ,MASON-QDD-8525 and on the USS GRENADIER QSS-5255. He wears the following medals: National Defense Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Vietnamese Campaign Medal. i V l i u Y wu:."".:ni-" w':a""' 1' - ' -- -wr fv. . . M--A-if-'iww1ffs211:a:ws',?' ?mafa--,-WEP.f'f.x'EEz.k2i..1L-'ml-H.4-H.:-kv-wr ,--'M'--.1..,.... 1,...... , MM... . 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I-ler predeces- sor, decommissioned in 1945 after twenty-five years service with the fleet, established a proud tradition towhich the present Nitro falls-heir. The first Nitro was built in Bremerton, Washington, just after the First World War and her stacks bore combat flags from both theatres of operation by the time V-J Day ended the sec- ond global conflict in 1945. She was part of the mighty fleet which supported the Normandy in- vasion on D- Day, as well as taking an active part in the invasion of Southern France. In the Pacific, she listed in her service record the re- armament of the fleets which took Okinawa and Iwo Jima and recaptured the Phili ines. ' The 5 PP end of the war found the first USS Nitro on her way back to the States for much needed repairsg she was decommissioned shortly thereafter. Ammunition ships have been traditionally named after volcanoes or terms associated with ammunitiong but Nitro was made more appropriate ' by the fine combat record established by the Wold Nitro. The present Nitro's design grew out of the T experience gained in replenishment in World War y Two and the Korean Conflict. Speed and safety are the ideas behind her ammunition' handling facilities. , The second Nitro was built by Bethlehem Steel Corporation at Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc. , Sparrows Point, Maryland. Her keel was laid on May 20, 1957, and she was christened on June 25, 1958, by Mrs. Randolph McCall Pate, wife of the then Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps. The Nitro is 512 feet long, has a beam of '72 feet, a maximtun draft of 29 feet, and a full load displacement of 17, 000 tons. Her geared steam turbines develop 16, 000 horsepower to drive the single screw which propels her through the water at 20 knots. Following delivery ' of the Nitro to the Navy at Norfolk, Virginia, she was commissioned as United States Ship on May 1, 1959. i s 4 1 I r. n , , i After a near record outfitting time, Nitro loaded ammunition for the first time and headed for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for extensive under- way training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 1961 shakedown cruise followed by the Nitro's first welcome to its home port at Davisville, Rhode Island. Final acceptance trials and a post shake- down yard period in Boston were completed late in 1959. In February, 1960, USS Nitro deployed for the first time to the Mediterranean to join the Sixth Fleet. ln September there followed a ten week yard period in Boston, three weeks of under- way training at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1961, and another Mediterranean deployment in the summer of 1961. Seven months and fourteen ports later, Nitro returned to Davisville. During April and May of 1962, Nitro operated with the Second Fleet in various LANTFLEX and CONVEX exercises in the Caribbean. After a tender avail- ability in Norfolk, Nitro departed for an opera- tional and good will visit to Northern Europe. In the fall of 1962 Nitro engaged in the quarantine of Cuba. Another Med deployment followed from February to September of 1963. ln November Nitro was awarded the Battle Efficiency "E. " Also in November, Nitro steamed into Tood Ship- yard, Brooklyn, New York, for the installation of a prototype FAST fFast Automatic Shuttle Trans- ferj system. Nitro traveled, once again, to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in March of 1964 and departed in July for the Mediterranean where she participated in the Cyprus Patrol. The ship returned to Davis- ville in January, 1965. November brought another cruise with the Sixth Fleet which lasted until March of 1966. Nitro was placed "In commission, in re- serve" from May 17, 1966, to August 31, 1967. ln the Maryland Shipbuilding and Drydock Com- pany, Baltimore, Maryland, she underwent a major overhaul and conversion to a permanent FAST system. The FAST system enables the Nitro to safely transfer at sea, at high speed, the deadly guided missiles of the United States Navy. To preserve and protect the vast arsenal of muni- tions beneath her decks, an environmental control system was installed. To the 280 members of her crew, this meant that the ship was completely air- conditioned. A helicopter flight deck was added over the fantail to provide vertical re- plenishment capabilities. The Nitro could thus land, refuel, and launch helicopters. With the Nitro 's four FAST system stations and total of ten replenishment stations, she can transfer ammuni- tion, fuel, freight, mail and passengers underway at high speeds, with a ship on each side. Thus on October 16, 1967, it was a new Nitro that re- joined the Atlantic Fleet and returned to her home port for the first time in a year and a half. After Fleet Refresher Training in Guantana- mo Bay in early 1968, she conducted an evalua- tion of vertical replenishment operations and, once again, deployed to the Mediterranean for six months. February and March of 1969 found the Nitro back in Davisville for a few weeks of well de- served leave and upkeep. After making several trips to the Caribbean Sea and contributing to a major Second Fleet Exercise, Nitro deployed in July, commencing her seventh Med. cruise. While in the Mediterranean, she offered services to various units of the U. S. Sixth Fleet and con- ducted exercises with British, French, and Greek forces. Leaving six months of hard work and interesting liberty ports behind, Nitro returned home to enjoy the Christmas holidays with family and friends. February of 1970 found the Nitro again traveling to the Caribbean Sea. While partici- pating in a RIMEX there, Nitro carried out the largest transfer of missiles in the history of the U. S. Navy using the STREAM system. Just prior to a later RIMEX in June, Nitro spent two weeks of Selected Refresher Training in Guantana- mo Bay, Cuba. The summer saw the Nitro in- volved in one more RIMEX in the Caribbean as well as local operations and load out procedures in Yorktown, Virginia, and Earle, New Jersey. The Nitro began its eighth Mediterranean deploy- ment in October of 1970 and returned to the States in early May. The United States Ship Nitro provides her "Service to the Fleet" by delivering ammunition to the ships of the United States Navy. Upon the high seas and narrow waters of the world, in fair weather and foul, by day and by night, we proud- ly share the responsibility of our Navy to preserve and strengthen the security of the United States of America. 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X , l X X X , XXX. ff XXX f x X f M W . x 1 . X , , H , f XXXf !f,,, X , f f M NXFXX ff f X! X .. , f X f X + X X X X S , X ,l V , 1 1 X X i ' A X 1 X5 X , - , X Xl,U .,,V X lux X J f ' ffff XmA' 6 ' A X XX f A , X f, X' Xf f X , , 5 XX. XX 1 2 X X X X X X X X XX XX ,..,,, 5, fgmafiix wpgwffi- lm f..,.. ...,.. A 4 4. ,XXX 5-ZX Xl 2-fig" ' V ,- 1, X X ' , V W X , if f X f X ff ' cffiayfff H f f , XA '7,fia7WM ,W f ff THE CRUISE The 28th of October, 1970. Underway for the Mediterranean. People on the dock at Davis- ville getting smaller and smaller as Nitro heads into Narragansett Bay. Feelings of loneliness mixed with the exhilaration of travel. And no one could figure out just how long six months would be. But we were sailing. America fell off the horizon and became a memory. From Narragansett Bay into the Atlantic for the crossing , , , there were vague recollec- tions of "sea legs" as the ship rocked and the crew rolled. The first few days out were filled with readiness drills and the establishment of the routine we were to work in. The USS Pawcatuck was the first of our alongside visitors as she ap- proached for STREAM training. We were to see a lot ofthe "Singing Indian" in the next several months. Our first stop was in Rota, Spain for turn- over. Palm and orange trees, flowers in Novem- ber, coastal flat lands. Europe. After reac- quainting ourselves with Spanish money, we left Rota and started steaming for Palma, Mallorca. We arrived in Palma for a three day stay on November 12. A bustling island during the sum- mer tourist season frequented by young Europeans the activity was somewhat wound down when Nitro arrived, 'but the crew delighted in the isl land 's beauty and its night life. .From Palma we sailed to Naples, Italy, where we conducted operations with NATO units. Next was a short stay in Augusta Bay, Sicily, and a rearming of the USS John F. Kennedy, marred by a lost mine and a cargo drop reel failure. The Thanksgiving holidays found the Nitro anchored in Malta for its turkey dinner. Our next assignment was to refuel the Pur- vis and the Roan on December 10 and 11. During this active two day period we also conducted a vertical replenishment with the USS Sylvania, the Sixth Fleet 's floating Stop and Shop. Load after load of victuals for the crew were passed from the Sylvania to the Nitro via helicopter. The boxes of Grade A U.S. inspected steak were handled with particular care. And the usual grunts were heard for the endless supply of the Navy staple, roast beef. We visited the-island of Crete for an over- night stay in Soudha Bay where we did bottom research and received a fresh supply of fuel. A brief return to Malta was next on the agenda. On the 13th of December a group of Maltese youngsters visited the ship and requested pictures and patches. The history of Malta is written along its seacoast. The scars of bomb craters, fortresses, and caves dot its cliffs, - a' testament to the continual barrage of Malta in World War Two. The empty husks of bombed out cathedrals and the shards of houses present a unique blend of history living in the present. And the crew was learning how to get to Valetta. On the 16th of December, Captain Bartlett QCOMSERVFORS- SIXFLTJ spent the night on board and observed readiness drills the next day. On December 17th, the Nitro conducted a consolidation with'the USS John F. Kennedy who received an early Christmas gift - the Nitro returned a missile to her wrapped in Christmas trimming. Soudha Bay and the Bob Hope show aboard the Kennedy. Christmas time, sailors lonely for home and the seemingly peren- nial Bob Hope. And the bevy of beautiful girls. There is no need to do any more than mention Ursula Andress. Good humor and well wishes from America's top comic. No snow in sight., On December 21, the Nitro arrived in Athens, Greece, for the holidays. Sixteen mem- bers of the crew flew back to the States to be re- united with their families for Christmas, and other crewmen had their dependents flown to Greece on a special charter flight, part of Ad- miral Zumwalt's new plan to ease the burden of separation. Athens provided a beautiful setting for sightseeing, trips to the Acropolis and Placa, purchases at the Flea Market, tours to Delphi, and a leisurely respite from sea duties. We ushered in the New Year in Athens, and prepared to leave January 6th, On the fifth, however, six of the personnel who flew to the States missed connections on flights. MM1 Ferland aided the six while in transit at Rhein Mein Air Base and as- sisted them in securing alternative reservations for a flight to Naples, and they joined the crew in time for the departure from Athens. Ferland received a Letter of Commendation for his meri- torious service. After eight days at sea and an overnight stay at Augusta Bay, Sicily, for a mine loadout, we had a harrowing experience. We were re- ceiving fuel from the Pawcatuck and making preparations to break away when the Pawcatuck suffered a rudder casualty and lost her spanwire. Good work by the deck gang on the Nitro pre- vented any injuries and we resumed our course for Valencia, Spain, thankful for teamwork and safety. Valencia offered inexpensive shoes and boots, a city mingling new apartment buildings and old squares, and quality Spanish rum. The month of February was a busy one. We spent most of the month underway. After another port call to the now familiar Malta, we churned into Soudha Bay to pick up ,a firetruck for transport to Augusta Bay, where we unloaded the broken Cap- tain's gig. Then we began training for Mini-Na- tional Week, -four days of combat condition train- ing which were to be held the 11th through the 15th. Our Ally was to be the Pawcatuck. On the 15th the Nitro, so accustomed to delivering mis- siles to other ships, delivered three missiles in a decidedly different manner. Three jet planes, attached to us for the games, served as our mis- siles as we launched an attack on the FOIIGSI31' After the games the Forrestal and the Nitro re- sumed their friendship. The 23rd of February found the Nitro tucked in the harbor in Naples in the shadow of smoky, dormant Mount Vesuvius. We were treated by access to Pompeii, Capri, and Rome through ship 's tours. Rome was no more than a European train ride from our mooring. It was easy tO S66 the pride Italian people have in living, -in ele- ganceQ in friendship, and in family. The splen- dor of its statuary, the elegance of its cathedrals and the many offerings of its art world added to make Naples a most enjoyable port. h After receiving fleet freight, we left Naples on the lst of March. Once again to . Augusta Bay, and then to a rendezvous with the Brumby, Rush, Talbot, and Pawcatuck on March 3. For the -next three days, the Forrestal came alongside for cargo transfer. 'And the brass band played and we were dwarfed alongside this sea- going airfield, our bridge barely reaching to the Forrestal 's flight deck. Our next visit was to Antalya, Turkey. Amidst the turmoil of recent weeks in Turkey, the crew was somewhat uneasy about their re- ception, but found Antalya a unique city, older and poorer than what we were accustomed to, devoid of night life, yet intriguing in its Eastern orientation. Minarets, the Moslem prayer tow- ers, were visible throughout the city, open markets clogged the alleyways, and horsedrawn carriages served as taxi cabs. The outer fringes of Antalya found bands of Nomads camped in tent clusters and camels angling down dirt roads. The Governor of the Province and the Mayor of Antalya paid visits to the Nitro. The basket- ball team from the ship even engaged a local high school team in the sport, and the Turks proved that they have assimilated our sport well as they trounced our band of sailors, 52-30. The crew conducted itself in a most mature manner and we left Turkey after an incident free visit. Another series of underway replenishments in the next several days as we refueled the Roan off the coast of Egypt, received fuel from the Pawcatuck, and serviced the Forrestal. On the ' 17th of March we returned to Athens for eleven 1 days, and then it was another replenishment with Q the Forrestal. The first five days of April found us in Naples accompanied by heavy seas which 1 prohibited liberty. Many people, hoping to pur- chase some stereo gear at the discount prices of- fered by the NATO base, spent their shopping ' time playing pinochle in the crew's lounges. a And cursing. On the 6th of April, while steam- ing for Barcelona, we ruptured tubes in our ffl boiler and momentarily lost power. Heavy, A black patches of smoke were spewing out of our stack as we glided to a stop in the water. The boiler technicianspatched our injured boiler and the Nitro found Barcelona on the 7th of April. I ! H We were faced with having to replace the damaged tubes before attempting the rapidly ap- proaching Atlantic crossing, and on the 13th of April we moved pierside, amidst all the luxury liners, for repair. The Spanish enginemen and our own 'black-gang' worked extra hours to avoid delay in our outchop time. Meanwhile the rest of the crew was enjoying walks along the Ramblas, a misplaced Big Ben's, lbullfights, and a zoo that featured the world 's only captive albino gorilla. And the thrills of an international Grand Prix, with the world's greatest drivers touring a course set atop a hillside guarded by a fortress. Bar- celona is also the sight of a Picasso museum and an excellent maritime museum, as well as a replica of Columbus' Santa Maria. It was easy to sympathize with our latter day sailing predeces- sors after seeing the ship that discovered Am erica r - it was about the size of our helicopter deck. The ship offered a ski trip to Andorra, a tiny mountain country tucked in the Pyrennes between i Spain and France. Last minute shopping, over- due souvenir buying, and exchange of collections of currency, and we left Barcelona under full power on the 24th of April. Rota, Spain. We had seen the same base six months earlier, but l v i . rl it looked much, much better this time. The Suribachi, AE-21, looking mighty good moored in Rota. Our relief. Turnover. Goodbye to Europe. At 0955 on the 27th of April we de- parted from Rota for the United States. Home to Earle, New Jersey, home to Davisville and brass bands and family. Home. 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X XX QM xv - w X XX 19 Speed and safety are the key ideas behind NITRO's am- munition handling facilitiesg spa- cious open decks for easy passage of cargog modern, mechanical cargo handling equipment to move large amounts of ammunition quickly and carefullyg and depend- able efficient booms and winches, which are reeved with over five miles of line and wire. The new- est cargo-handling addition is the helicopter flight deck, where helos can land for transfer of stores or refueling. This vertical replenish- ment QVERTREPJ capability is be- coming increasingly important in fleet underway replenishment operations. Equally important are NlTRO's living spaces which con- tribute much to morale during ex- tended cruises. Crew accomoda- tions include individual reading lamps and air conditioning outlets for each foam rubber bunk, pleas- ant lounges for relaxing and watch- ing TV, and a modern Ship 's Store and Soda Fountain. -, . ..-.,X ,..f..,.1-.c.. , .v an ,' 1.. W' ' f- 1 f Y ---"-141-'di-v7s' 7' f 1- --vufirfnnnnx-X---+5 Y' 'Q' Hp' xl' W Y '. "v'--1- gf..-. n'f.4.fl':-,1.' . L-1.0-.. , .. --A - - 1 munnnivs, ri -- T .. .. ,,.- - "" -wsu-4':4J:u1-U.,-2-114 . van- '!JZ.1,!ITI.If?f4!.! ' ' 'D' ' "' 5'..'!g:v!?!:.".'.':r:v:', -L41 --'.,.....-...- 00 ...und un H32 2895 fl v gg nil fur the' 1 X Q I .-T-11 I 4',.,- iiiiiii I pw of" lr' i -Qi ? l 24 Cct1'770 5 Ney 1971 T 40' 'Y 4W""" ' "' ' ' ' ' 'A " A" "'f' 1 1. -i---... ILJAII fl 1 'X "ff, A+-.. .3 , . . e-exe ..k,-.L Un.-rl ' 'jim4.bhiH,i?JA,m3Ei??53Q HHEE5Ei.'m2t:if,i:?2rt'+??H35z1!1EE5E:5:2m!53?-Q9 nfnher, fir ' ecliferrnnxeun 532 v 5' 20' 25' 30' 35' .7--.---1 X, 'z 1 1 1 1 1 1 j 1 r 1 1 ' 1 1 1 1 1 1. iz 1 1, 'H 1, i t A .1 41 1 1 1 'I 1 5 9 ? 11 p il 3 1 f 1 1 1 1 3 1 E' ,' R T' - 91 i 1 5, 4 F if l 1' 1 1 3 1 .ua , AN ALTERNATIVE The bones of the twentieth century tell of two world wars and two undeclared wars. They tell of racial violence and political derision. They tell of a metal and neon light world of im- personality where progress has outstripped man 's evolution as a cultured being. In a century where sleek rockets have expanded the world beyond the earth, people mourn the death of human concern and uncover pockets of hunger and squalor untouched by the world's money. Man has provided alter images of life - the sub- stance of the moon is no longer a matter of spec- ulation through a telescope. Yet man has turned a deaf ear to the cries of brothers. For the sake of cosmic expansion we have lost some sight of life's details, perhaps of life itself. In essence, we have learned to collar science and energy but we have not learned to live with the people next door. Peace. We all know what makes us peaceful. The course of the sun from rise to set, the in- evitability of the tides, the sounds of new life, the comfort of love. Good things. Things which reassure us in their recurrence. Things which challenge us to meet their beauty with 'beauty in our own lives. But also the beauty in a cry of pain, the beauty in the chancres of life. There is a world picture fuller than that of science, a world picture to which our eyes and ears are not sensitive. There is a world of . people trying to live together. And failing. We have accepted peace as simply the absence of war. Within this negative stance we have reached a malaise which prohibits posi- tive action. We are intent on maintaining a steady, forceful balance between people not reconciled to sharing the earth. Rather than recognizing the universal man in each of us, we recognize the national separateness which divides us. Peace trancends a merely political orienta- tion. Its scope includes the unison and harmony each man searches for within himself. Man has frequently turned to nature for metaphors for peace and union. The balance of the seasons, the cycles of life. In nature's repeat ing patterns we can find an internal harmony, a blend of life elements, a peace. Within each tree nature bears herself. What we need to see is that in each man lies the same potential, all of life springing like a fountain from each man. By simply changing the focus of our observations, people become not handsome or ugly, liberal or conservative, black or white, but life sharers. The same life. Bearers of the same legacy, .the inheritance of the earth to preserve for others or to destroy. The bones which stand as temples to our century are made of bits of each of us. Peace is the responsibility everyone shares to add the flesh of life to these bones, to plant a seed in the world 's body. 32 d The Catholic Faith has a ceremony in its Mass called the handshake of peace. Each of the parishoners offers his hand to another in a greeting, a wish for a peaceful day. A congrega tion of offerings and the extension of one to an- other that they may find the peace each of us is seeking. The individual natures blend into a common votive. It is a small communion. As everything valuable in life, peace is achieved only with risk, the risk of self and the risk of selflessness. Life's tree can grow in our world, but it can become a larger and more brilliantly full tree if we make it prosper. If we allow the limbs of all people the life of the same tree. The idea is as simple as one voice repeating a song, joined by other voices, joined by all voices. The same song, the same voice. lt is in the singing that peace is to be found. A century of death has taught us that war is not the answer. Nor is merely the lack of war. The beginnings lie within all of us: to see that we all share the sun, the tides, birth and death, love. The distinctions which barricade people must be seen as human barriers, walls we have built. To level these walls we must relate our whole self to other men in honesty. We can make every day and every Life a hand- shake for peace. The answer is the will of man, the need he must eventually Q to save his world for others to live in, to share with all peo- ple. Peace is the song all of us were meant to singl The words are life, the music is truth, thesinging is the wor1d's voice, the unity is man. The seeds can grow from a handshake, from sharing, from living together. The seed must be planted. "But it is not only at outward forms that we must look to find the evidence of a nation 's hurt. We must look as well at the heart of guilt that beats in each of us, for there the cause lies. We must look, and with our own eyes, see the central core of defeat and shame and failure which we have wrought in the lives of even the least of these, our brothers. And why must we look? Because we must probe to the bottom of our collective wound. As men, as Americans, we can no longer cringe away and lie. Are we not all warmed by the same sun, frozen by the same cold, shone on by the same lights of time and terror here in America? Yes, and if we do not look and see it, we shall be all damned to- gether. " Thomas Wolfe, You Can 't Go Home Again. And if we do not look and see it . . . There is an implication of responsibility in these words. Whatever we do we must examine our own failures, expiate our own guilt, and establish a direction in our life which will lead to harmony. We must repair our wounds. So the first step then is one of self- recognition and self-discovery. Peace for us is the completion of a form, the form of our life. The process winds down to a simple fact. Peace will be achieved from the very weather of our lives. It will be won when we can say, individually and collectively, that we are all warmed by the same sung that we are guilty of the peace that is most often merely the absence of war, but as we are guilty of it we are also capable of achieving its counterpoint, peace as a positive entity. AQ" .ff . , 2 i' ' aff ,. 31 f, w- -My ff ,f 5, nw .. W: 4 - ff 44 i f '. 13,11 ' W MN .2-A ' 4:1 -QM, ,M .,V, 7 f-W x lf Hg? 13, I 6 SN JAMES T. ANDROSS SA MICHAEL L. BONNELL BMC GERALD E. BM3 ROBERT E. DUB OIS ACKERMAN SN LARRY M. SN PETER F. BEARMAN BLASI SA JOHN H. GARTWRIGHT CLARK SA FRANK L. SA KENNETH I. BA DGLEY I BM3 DONALD O. BUMGARDNER SN JOHN D. SA HOWARD L. SA HOWARD B. SN WILLIAM I CRIDER CUNNINGHAM DODD DOLBY SA DANIEL P. SA PATRICK D. - SA THOMAS A. SA THOMAS P DR-UMM GLENN HASHEM HIGGINS SA JAMES T. SA DA VID E. SN JAMES W. SA ROBERT I. 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GMGSN IAKIE L SMITH FN SAMUEL F. LINCOLN MM3 MICHAEL W. ROBINSON FN CHARLES D. MR2 JOHN L. HARMON HOLBROOK MM2 STEPHEN D. ' FA RICKY D. MAYNARD MILLER MMs GEORGE A. MMFN SAMUEL A, WA LKER WOQDS M122 THOMAS A MacDONALD EN3 ROBERT S. THOMPSON FN WILLIE F. I ONES ' x FN CARTER M . KELLY FA BILLY R. LEWIS SN LAWRENCE E, BT2 DUANE s' I E FN MARK w BT3 - . CHARLE LOVELY MILLER S E ROACH scoTT FN DAVID E. SHAW BT2 CHARLES D, SEYMORE FA DONALD A. BT3 EDWARD G SULLIVAN EMCS ALDEN R. GAINEY WILLOUGHBY FN WES LEY I . ANDERSON EM1 DONALD L. SI-IENK IC3 GARY M . BARDELLI EM3 MICHAEL B. . CANNON SN ROBERT E. EM3 JAMES R., - BLALOCK BOWEN FN ROBERT W. FN BERNARD F. DINGLER DORIS EM3 MICHAEL D BARNHARDT EM3 STEPHEN P. DELLA IRA EM3 JAMES P. FN RUSSELL K, DUNLEA VY ERICKS ON EM3 DA VID R, EM3 DAVID E. IC3 MICHAEL A FERRETTI LESSO PETERSON EM3 JOE A, ICQ ROYCE E, EM2 JEFFREY A PRICE RICHMOND WILLIAMS MMC NORMAN D. FA DAVID R. FN DOUGLAS W- CUMMINGS ANNIS DESSERICH FN NATHAN G, MM3 GARY C. I DUDLEY GREENLEE MM2 VINCENT F. FA ROBERT D. FA RAYMOND P IANNARELLI ' KENZIG LANOUE SA ROBERT H. MMFN CARL G, MADARY NILSON MWA JAMES 1- MMS IEFFRY L. MMFN RANDALL c PETERS PRICE RIGGS MM3 MARK EA. - MM3 JAMES E. MM3 ROGER T. MMFN WALTER I. ROS SI SEPESI . SHERWOOD SC HW ORM FA JEss1 FN DONALD I. MM2 JACK W' SIMMONS JR. SZERENCITS ZIMMERMAN R 1608462 APR 71 PM COMSIXTHFLT ' TO USS NITRO INFO CINCUSNAVEUR CINCLANTFLT COMSERVLANT COMSERVFORSIXTHFLT COMSERVRONTWO BT UNCLAS PERFORMANCE OF NITRO 1. IT IS A PLEASURE TO COMMEND NITRO FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE OF DUTY DURING HER DEPLOYMENT TO SIXTHFLT. YOUR ABILITY TO RESPOND TO SHORT FUZE REQUESTS FOR ORD- NANCE, SPECOPS, REFUELING, AND PMC MOVEMENT REFLECTS A HIGH LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM AND COMPETENCE. ALSO THE LACK OF DISCIPLINARY PROBLEMS DURING MEDITERRANEAN PORT VISITS INDICATES A HIGH LEVEL OF MORALE AND ESPRIT DE CORPS AMONG NITRO 'S HARD WORKING CREW MEMBERS. I AM PLEASED TO ADD, ALONG WITH YOUR INDIVIDUAL CUSTOMERS MY UNQUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT OF YOUR MISSION ACCOMPLISHMENT. 2. THE SIXTH FLEET LOSES A DEPENDABLE AND HARD WORKING TEAM MEMBER WITH YOUR DEPARTURE, YOUR RECORD OF PERFOR- MANCE IN EVERY UNDERTAKING HAS ESTABLISHED A MARK WHICH WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO THE NEWER TYPES OF AE'S WHICH FOLLOW. PLEASE EXPRESS MY SINCERE APPRECIATION TO ALL HANDS IN NITRO ALONG WITH MY BEST WISHES FOR A IOYOUS HOMECOMING. ADMIRAL KIDD BT 'K R 1917482 APR 71 FM CTG SIX ZERO PT ONE TO USS NITRO INFO CTF SIX THREE UNCLAS BON VOYAGE . THROUGHOUT THE PAST THREE MONTHS IT HAS BEEN MY PLEASURE TO HAVE SERVED WITH THE FINE OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE NITRO DURING THAT TIME YOUR ENTHUSIASM PROFESSIONALISM AND FLEXIBILITY HAVE BEEN IN KEEPING WITH TI-IE' HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE SERVICE FORCE THE ACRONYM "FAST" REFERS NOT ONLY TO YOUR GEAR BUT TO YOUR PERFORMANCE . ALL OF TG 60.1 WISHES YOU SMOOTH SAILING HOME AND HAPPY REUNION WITH YOUR FAMILIES REAR ADMIIUXL TA LLEY In a military organization, 'discipline is considered a prime requisite in training men for the responsibility of fighting and dying. Amidst the anti-war clamoring of recent years, leaders in the service branches concede that there is a growing need to make the military relevant to society's demands. In lieu of this, the Navy has selected Admiral Elmo Zumwalt as its latest Chief of Naval Operations. Admiral Zumwalt came to his new position from the service as Commander of the United States Naval Forces in Viet Nam, where he distinguished himself as a leader interested in men, men more than hard- , ware. He has brought this compassion for in- dividual rights with him. ln an extensive series of missives directed at relieving the boring busy work and petty rules aimed at creating "disci- pline, "Admiral Zumwalt has scored successes for the often ignored voice of the enlisted man. In short, he has begun a radical drive to human- ize military life. The onset of the 1970's carries the prospect of an all volunteer military establishment as ear- ly as 1973. Coupled with re-enlistment figures that have dipped to their lowest level since 1955, and a society that is turning away from tradition- al American attitudes toward the military, there is a need to make military life appealing enough that an all volunteer force will be feasible. Con- vinced that life in the Navy must be reshaped to include concern for dependents and the root causes for unrest among sailors, Admiral Zum- walt has lodged an attack on the useless regula- tions and the "demeaning and abrasive" rules p which have led to increased disenchantment in the ranks. In Z-gram 47957 the message was, bluntly, that "Mickey Mouse" and "chicken a regs" must be abolished. Naval Commanders were instructed to alter their grooming standards to conform with changing fashions, and the hair length standards have been relaxed to accommodate neatly trimmed longer styles as well as beards and mustaches. Motorcycles are now allowed on base, and civilian clothes are being authorized for a growing ntimber of enlisted men. One of the more important aspects of the Zumwalt regime has been the increased oppor- tunity for communication between the lower ranks and the senior administrators in the service. The CNO personally insures this with visits to se- lected commands with question and answer peri- ods. At several bases, telephone hot lines have been established so that beefs can be aired and worked out rather than shuttled into paper obli- vion. The thrust of Admiral Ztunwalt 's efforts is clear - if you treat people like people, they will work for you. If this does not come to be true, the military can only expect the retention problem to continue. With the new freedoms, those affected are challenged to accept responsi- bility and to exercise adult behavior in all quart- ers. ' The fine line of discipline that enables a force to be ready at a moment's notice to face combat conditions cannot be dispensed with. Some individual commanders have reacted queasily to recent increases in individual rights. Concern has been expressed that the new free- doms will lead to a laxity that will make impos- sible the discipline needed to insure combat readiness. However, Admiral Zumwalt found in his Vietnam tour that " , . . I have yet to be shown how neatly trimmed beards and sideburns or neat- ly shaped Afro haircuts contribute to military delinquency or detract from a ship 's ability to carry out its combat function." The NavyI's new look is, like so many parts of the American historical experience, an experi- ment. lf Admiral Zumwalt's regime succeeds in revamping it so that happiness and effectiveness exist side by side, then the experiment will prove fruitful. The fulcrum of the program is that free- dom and responsibility are compatible, and the Navy's old timers and its young people have to find a common ground built on mutual respect for the beliefs of both age groups. Tradition must make way for more responsi ble attitudes toward the world 's problems. Ad-E miral Zumwalt 's new grooming standards apply not only to the people in the Navy but to a pro- gressive new image for the Navy as an institution The belief is that the Navy can let its hair down and remain neatly trimmed. SMC ROLAND R. SMC GERALD W. HMC BOBBY H GILCHREST RD2 BILLIE G, ALVIS CARLS ON DIC KINSON RM1 STEPHEN A. ETR3 HECTOR JACOBS ACOSTA IR. QM3 MICHAEL A. D HM2 GEORGE J. 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