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There are some people who save fhear earnangs for a good parf of fheir luves wlfh
fhe Idea or dream of a European cruuse in mind. Sfill ofhers fo whom a summer or
perhaps longer nn Europe remains merely an infenfuon fhaf fhey never qunfe fulfill For
some reason almosf every American af some fame during has life has a sfrong deszre
fo fravel abroad perhaps fo some nf means vnslhng fhe famous sfages of hu fory
fhe bafflefnelds casfles cnfaes To ofhers uf means seemg famous worlcs of arf fhaf
mosf Ameracans merely sfudy or see an reproducflons Some slanf fheur nnferesfs foward
music or nahve dances some foward archnfecfure an shorf Europe offers mfrngue
charm beaufy and romance
We hope fo have capfured a lnffle of fhe beaufy a dash of fhe charm a measure
of lnfrngue and a buf of romance We wanf fhls bool: fo be a personal album of each
mans crunse fo Europe Through fhe combmed efforfs and collecfnve cameras of
many of fhe crew we have been able fo assemble fhus group of represenfafnve pac
fures and fn some cases ednforaal commenfs which we hope wall become a much read
addnhon fo everyone s lnbrary
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The Commanding OTTicer oT The USS NOA is Com-
mander George Henry ROOD, USN. A graduaTe oT The
UniversiTy oT Florida, class oT '39, Commander Rood was
commissioned Ensign in I94l and served his TirsT sea duTy
aboard The USS DEWEY lDD 3491. He was aboard The
DEWEY aT Pearl Harbor on December 7, I94I when The
Japs aTTacked. He remained on The DEWEY unTil I943.
Then served aboard The USS TWINING lDD 54Ol unTil I945.
During his warTime service .on desTroyers, Commander
Rood parTicipaTed in I7 major baTTles, and was awarded
The Navy-Marine Corps Medal.
ConTinuing in "Tin Can" Navy, Commander Rood
served aboard The USS SMALL lDD 838l as ExecuTive OT-
Ticer unTil I947. During This Time The SMALL was in The
European TheaTre wiTh The SIXTH FleeT.
ATTer aTTending The General Line School, Commander
Rood enTered George WashingTon UniversiTy's Law School
and compleTed The course in l95O.
ln AugusT I95O, he Took command of The USS RABY
lDEC 698l. Having held This command unTil March I952
during which Time he was promoTed To Commander, ll July
Commander George Henry Rood, USN
The exec. X, O. sorT oT a TloaTing DisTricT ATTorney. L.
C. BarTleTT calls Tampa, Florida his home. He ,came To The Navy
Trom The UniversiTy oT NorTh Carolina and was CO OT a YP on The
wesT coasT in l942. ln '43 he Took command oT an APC lThaT's a
l95ll. He Took command oT The NOA in April l952.
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Thai' sTern look usually reserved for The
coasTal TransporT . . . noT a pilll. He Took +he' TransporT Through The
Solomons campaign working wiTh The MoTor Torpedo BoaT squadrons.
From The Solomons he wenT To ASW school in Miami and Then re-
porTed aboard The NaTrona lAPA 2I4l as NavigaTor anld navigaTed
iT righT inTo The Okinawa operaTion. In I945 he was released To in-
acTive duTy and in l948 reTurned wiTh Two and a halT sTripes To
BuPers in WashingTon. In I952 he leTT his LMD lLarge Mahogony
Deskl in The bureau a.nd aTTended The CO-XO school in Key WesT
before reporTing aboard in April . . .The resT you know, '
The X. O. plus piloT.
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Firsl' Row: leff fo rigl1+: Mr. Mellencamp, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Parlrer, Capiain Rood, Mr. Brown, Mr.
Beggerly. Second Row: s+anding: Mr. Kingsberg, Mr. Wohlgemufh, Mr, Spry, Mr. Slwepardson, Mr.
Bohn, Mr.. Buzby, Mr. Grasberg, Mr. Michael, Mr. Blaclr, Back Row: Mr. Gurney, Mr. Gailher. No+
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shown: Mr. Bar+le++, Mr. Sfarlc, Mr, Collins.
Messrs. Brown and Parker aboui' +o painf
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Ens. Collins is welcomed aboard and
given "flue Bel+" . . . bu+ Sir!
ierdeclr well in hand.
and ii is wi'I'h a greai' deal of pride
Capt Barnes 'I'urns over +he NOA fo
Each has read his orders and made his
speech. Now, from iefi' +o Vrigh+: "I
STAND RELIEVED" and "l RELIEVE
Cap? Rood addresses +ho quash. officers and mon of +he NOA es Cap+ Barnes looks on
Isf Row I io r: Miclrel, SK3: Abarr, HMC: Mr. Kingsberg: Yonike, CSC: Roulon, SK3: Bloodsworih,
SK2: 2nd Row: Gaines, SD2: Jefferson, SDI: Holder, SN: Vance, SN: Krumbein, SN: Duca,p SN:
Errico, SN: Bragger SN: 3rd Row: Benry. SN: Bauiisfa SN:,Reynolds, SN: Nicole, SN: Tomlin, SN: Max
The S Division. The boys responsible for lhe
services aboard ship. They pay us, feed us, cul' our
hair, wrile our orders, sell us loolh pasfe and ciga-
relfes, wash our dishes and wash our cloihes. They
lake 'rhe brunl of The "friendly complaining" aboul
everylhing from laundry lo chow. Le+'s face if . . .
we couldn'l live wilhoul' 'em.
The Cooks lwifh rough wealher problemsl
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Lo+'s Have A Parfy
Vlncenl' Declrer Dnoll Bullock Marfemes Nol::le,Persegh.in
and Coppms lounge on 'rhe spacious affer promenade
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Yes, 'rhere were days when we sailed lhe peaceful blue walers of
The Allanlic and Medilerranean 'raking our leisure much as 'rhe
lourisl. These happy, carefree clays of laughing companionship and
comraderie . . . lhose days of quiel and res'r and . . . wha+'s 'rhe use
le'r's faceir There weren"r 'foo many of +hese days and +hey seldom
came a lull clay a+ a lime, bul' i+'s nice 'ro dream.. isn'1' if.
. . . Ancl This
A happy group of officers and men
share 'rhe privacy of +he fanlail.
The happy faces of Mogan, Carkionneau, Simula and Blalre
bear wifness +o +he gaiely prevailing among fhe members
of +he happy crew.
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I Liberfy, liberfy, liber'ry!!. We have more shore Jrime 'rhan sea
'rime. Seemed as 'rhough mosf of us ius'r came aboard +o eaf a li'r'rle.
sleep a liHle and ge+ our uniform pressed. We made liberfy in iusi'
abour every couniry in Nor+hern Europe, England and 'rhe Medifer-
ranean and 'brough+ back more picfures, perfume. clofhes, hangovers
and memories than any ship before us.
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Ailer six days of 'rwisling rhroughan angry Norlh
Arlanlic gale we finally sighr Iceland. I+'s a cold
and barren looking place bur land iusr 'rhe same
so we pile ashore +o look around. Have you ever
seen so many bIondes,bu'r lhere are olher Ihings
Io see,Ihey say. Tours 'rake us around rhe island buf
always seem Io end up ar The Borg. This akvavir is
some drink! We lake a Irip around lhe norihern
parlr of Iceland and across Ihe Arric Circle. Mr.
Black lay up 'ro lhe bridge . . . provide.
Care For A Shower?
A NOA Crossing The Arfic Circle
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Schoolcrafl, Rogers, Lopez lsiTTing and Thinkingl and New-
man iusT waTching The sea go by.
Now The Second Division lay oul' on The clock and . . ."
Here we are!! The Hscrappin' second" . . , The
grunT and groan boys . . .The sweepers and sweaTers
. . . The heave and haul gang , . . The chippers and
scrapers . . . The painTers and someTimes even The
drinkers. We boasT Newman and Rogers Tor comedy
. . . Foley and Emmolo Tor "sporTs" . . , Campbell
and Rhoades Tor real hillbilly "noise", We goT
Neighbors and Blaisdell doing The yelling and chief
BurT is behind iT all. You say you goT Troubles?
WanT some work done? Need some drinkin'
buddies? The "second" is ready and willing,
lsf Row I To r: Guay, Rogers, Campbell, Bryce, Lasher, Mr. Grasberg, Brochu, Druan, Ruclel.
Danao. 2nd Row: Ryan, lnfranco, Schoolcraf'r, Newman, Foley, Brock, Hepsoe, Neighbors, Wixfed,
Caron, Smifh. 3rd Row: Popofchulr, Carpenhar Rowner, Piccoli, Travers, Moncrief, Emmelo, Wells,
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NOA's Irish Home
This is one of our fwo-fime porfs. We make fhis
our firsf sfop in Norfhern Europe and whaf a wel-
come sighf fhaf famous green counfryside is fo our
sform weary eyes. We find ourselves among friends
and if's a delighfful Serenade our liffle red faced
friends gives us . . . a human luke box-fhaf's whaf
he is. One of our firsf venfures is a frip across fhe
border info fhe Irish Free Sfafe fo visif Buncrana.
Ireland lives up fo all advance billing . . .We have
a few lrishmen aboard you know. We liven fhings
up af fhe Capifal and Corinfhian, renf all fhe bi-
cycles in fown, loosen up our baseball arms, visif
fhe "Gianfs Causeway", fry ouf fhe golf courses.
and meef lvlr, Bushmill.
Our second sfay finds ,mosf of us affending fhe
Brifish ASW School for fwo weeks. During com-
bined operafions fhe NOA gefs fhe only submarine
kill of fhe exercise. We. have fwo ships parfies . . .
nuff said. We visif Belfasf and many ofher nearby
cifies filling our lockers wifh linen goods. The of-
ficers fhrow a cockfail parfy for fhe ASW school
When Does Liberfy Begin
Where else could This be buf Ireland?
and ifs goodbye Mr. Bushmill and Anne, .
Isl' Row l fo r Chief Sfowe Mr Mnchael Mr Parker Mr Wohlgem..l+h Flefcher 2nd Row Phlllups
Beclrenbaugh Tyson Wasson BenneH Wolfe Mohler Pembrolxe 3rd Row Blansdell Roberfs
Cuollmeffe Hafler Mullaney Sanders Vsriue
Those happy smxlung faces belong To lhe men of
Jr Isl Dzvnsnon and when I say Isl Fsrsl lo e
called on 'rhose long worlclng parhes hrsr lo be an
specled al znspechon fnrsl up on deck 'rhose cold
wer morrsngs hrs? oul of The rack on Those dark
plane guard nnghls flrsl well no+ always fnrsl on
lnberly we gol Dan Wllcox who plays a mean
pnpe Fle-'rcher who hes a mean lcnol Vzrlue who
wnelds a mean chuppung hammer and Ch1efS+owe
. Wanl +o ger wllh a hol ou+fn+7 See ya around
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Obviously, a Saiurclay morning
I say, a very charming visiT, indeed . . . Our
TirsT sTop in England and we Tind The BriTish more
Than Triendly. Bowling on The green, The hoe, Trips
To The moors, a spoT of Tea or an "arT and arf", and
Those swaying double deck buses . , . LoTs To see
and do. Here we Tind The IvIayTlower IvIonumenT,
you remember The chaps who seT ouT Trom here in
I4 hundred someThing-or-oTher on Their way To Tind
a rock To call Their own. We Tin-d we have much in
common wiTh The BriTish and grow accusTomed To
Their sense oT humor.
NOA in Full Dress
JusT One Big Happy Family
We sTop here again To Turn our iob over To our
reIieT beTore deparTing Tor The MediTerranean.
Again we inviTe groups oT BriTish sailors aboard Tor
dinner and movies. ITs so much more convenienT To
be Tied up insTead oT anchored ouT. IT is wiTh regreT
ThaT we leave our-Triends in England Tor They have
gone ouT oT Their way To ensure ThaT we have The
besT possible Time To be had. ITs back To work Tor
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Isl' Row l 'lo r Chief Kiel Bladow Mr Gaifher Meyer Pavlish Chief Duncan. 2nd Row: Jones,
Deano Dodge Hao Noble Dah Conslanhne Gaardsmoe 3rd Row: Murray, Hudson, Wilson,
The A Gang TA for Anonymousl The elecfricians
and The Ti++ers lShipl. This is The R Division. Kilroy
may have been Jrhere bu+ "we go+ Gaardsmoe,
berfer known lo his many Londonderry admirers as
"Ii++le boy yellow". We also have I-lio and Murry
for laughs and as our nominee for "Mis'rer Mos?
Unusual", we offer lhe incomparable Palmer Per-
singer. We Tix anylrhing +ha'r's busled . . . We lake
care of IC llniernal Communicarionsl . . . Bend
pipes . . . Unplug heads . . .Make sure The refriger-
alors are refriging, +he gyros are gyring, Jrhe lighl
bulbs are lighling, movies are moving and healers
are healing. In general. we're sor'r of a sick bay
for machinery . . . elecrric razor nor working? Bring
if down +o The elecfricians. Go? any froubles? Take
'em ro The R Division.
The "Uncalled-Four" sfrike a happy pose
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If lf's One Thing We Don'f Lilce
l+'s Ice Cream
Whaf a welcome . g . whaf a friendly fown. Hey Joe,
fhey have a lady mayor! We roll ouf fhe red carpef wifh
Mr. Gaifher and his "chesfy boys"irendering full honors fo
our disfinguished visifors . . , or should we say hosfs. We are
menfioned in Time magazine and Kafherine Hepburn furns
down an invifafion fo fhe NOA because as she says quofe
"Sailors are people and I don'f like peopIe". Acfually if is
a case of professional iealousy because fhe "NGA Hill-
billies" are playing fo far larger crowds from fhe NOA
fanfail 'rhan Kafie' is downfown. The capfain, who as fhe
saying goes "fakes nofhing from nobody. immediafely pro-
ceeds fo give fhe edifors of Time fhe 'rrue facfs of fhe sifu-
afion. We have one of our famous kids parfies for fhe
orphaned children of Newcasfle. This is a porf in which we
really gef around . . . 'rrips fo Scofland, fhe Roman wall.
counfry pubs, crickef mafches, and 'rhe Hexam Sfeeplechase
where Yonilce fallcs Davis 'ouf of fhe daily double. lfs up
anchor and goodbye fo England for awhile.
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irimming, ihe Engineers keep us going inside bui ' i
when ii comes +o ihe biie . . . we golf I+! We biie
wiih ihe S", 'rhe 4O's, Jrhe "ash cans", lhe hedge-
hogs and ihe iorpedoes. We're ihe guys who
docior ihe ieeih 'o This here Dog Dog . . . ihe
direciors, 'rhe ploifing room, +he mounis, +he racks
. . . 'rhaT's us.' Gunnies ihey cali us and gunnies we
are. We QO'l'il'1e irishmen oi lhe ouiiii: Sian Go'r-a-
mouse-ki, Threw-a-lace-off, Rum-n-ickie, Trickle,
Cover-Iaii-ski and oihers. You iake us 'ro where
+here's some irouble and we'lI "se++le" if for you. ,
v One fhai' "came back"
ls+ Row I fo r: Wafson, Golimowski, Thoralacious, Miller, Chief Davis, Mr. Parker, Chief Anderson.
Treakle, Be:noi+, Novak. 2nd Row I 'lo r: Cunningham, Hoine, Burbank, Carler, Ross, Cash, Powell,
Valleeu, Kron, Bennoif, E. M. Beck, Camossi. 3rd Row: Gillespie, Bullla, Boyle, Oller, Lay, Poirer,
Peabody, Reposo, Koenig, Romminicki, Risi, Kovalovski, Smi+h.
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R. E. WAGSTAFF, USN
The Commodore was graduafed from The Naval
Academy in I933 and reporTed aboard The old
Oklahoma for his TirsT Two year Tour of sea duTy.
ln '35 he wenT aboard The Desfroyer Upshur as
communicaTions and Torpedo'oTficer. In '38 affer a
year aboard an oiler he reporTed aboard The Min-
neapolis as senior assisTanT Engineer. From '4l To
'43 he was an insTrucTor in NavigaTion aT The Uni-
versiTy of Virginia afTer which he Took charge of a
new phase of Navy Training . . , ThaT of underway
Training for crews of LCl's, a subiecT wiTh which The
Navy was sTiII experimenTing,
ln I944 he moved up To planning officer for
Amphibious uniTs in The 8Th fleeT. l-le planned and
acTed as operaTions officer for The So'uThern France
landings in I945. He conTinued in Amphibs in '45
and '46 wiTh Phib group I and conducTed The firsT
large scale posTwar amphibious operaTion in The
Pacific wifh The 2nd lnfanTry Division.
ln '47 he Took command of The USS Fechfeler
and did The Chinese CoasT Cruise where he ef-
fecTed The rescue of 56 persons from a Typhoon-
wrecked Chinese ship wiTh no loss of life.
Back To college in '48 as execufive officer of The
NROTC uniT aT The U. of Texas. From Texas he
moved To planning officer for Phib Pac where he
parTicipaTed in The Korean "Police AcTion". Now
we see him every day and we know he's "DES DIV
62" . . . His wife and Two daughTers live ouT in lnyo
CounTy, California on his ciTrus ranch.
Dr. GriTTi+h, LT. S. M. Brown ands Dr. Greenlees round
The Commodore" . . . A pinT and a smile. ouT lno pun infendedj The sTaf'F of Com. Des, Div. 62. '
smn nv run Inspection
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These Triendly Swedes . . . we geT a IiTTle TasTe
oT small Town and village life in Sweden. We are
The TirsT US warship ever To sTop here and They
make iT an occasion we won'T soon TorgeT. A band
greeTs us and every civic group in Town holds some
evenT in our honor. Swimming, golTing, Tennis, sail-
ing .. . iusT name your sporT. Tours are held To
The glass TacTory, beer brewery, and poTTery TacTory.
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Swing your parTner Swedish sTyle
Every nighT The men are enTerTained wiTh dinner.
beer, and dancing in The park. IT They are as im-
pressed loy us as we by Them Then This has been a
mosT successful sTop. The sTandard of living here
is Tully as high as iT is aT home.
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Isl' Row l io r: Turville, Chief Rolh, Mr. Bohn, Mr. Sheparclson, Mr, Collins, Mn Spry, Chief
HaclreH', Sweeney. Zncl Row: Biggarf, Mcl.ear, Bachman, McGill, Brown, Gohin, Glazer, Lan+iegne,
Sims, Ulofh, Blake. 3rd Row: Gocheneur, Joyce, Seladino, Bowman, Rishlxo, Pren+iss.
play wilh colored flags, sleer The ship, lislen lo lhe dif dah
of +he radio gear. ln addilion, some of 'rhem iile, copy,
The Communicalions Division. These men wave lheir
arms al' passing ships, blink lighls in olher peoples laces,
compose, rewrile, slack, inlerprel, cur, shuffle and deal 'rhe or
lons of papers Jrhar pour aboard. They are +he moulh and is y
ears ol 'rhe ship, T
.- , . . A bunch of ihe boys were whoopin9
Ulofh, Riggs, Chief Rofh and Cosfa loolring unusually
"happy" aboul' somelhing, ..... .
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The fwisfed remains of former submarine pens
greef us . . . A grim reminder of former mighf.
Throngs of people crowd onfo fhe dock fo give us
fhe "once over". Childrens parfies are never more
successful and fry fo fop fhe combinafion of ice
cream and lvliclcey Mouse. Tours fo fhe Zeiss llcon
Camera Facfory . . . soccer . . . The winfer garden
. . . auf weidersen . , . fhaf wonderful German beer
and food . . . pleasanf memories, buf perhaps fhe
mosf pleasanf of all . . . fhaf of being successful
salesmen for Uncle Sam.
Tall: abouf your living in a fish bowl.
Who saicl we're noi' in shape?
lsf Row l fo r: Marfenies, Vincenf, Bar-
ringer, Chief Carr, Mr. Cooper, Chief
Mai-fi-nef, Ruvio, Doherfy. 2ncl Row:
Daulfon, Coppins, Phillips, Sfevenson,
Hockenbury, Taylor, Bunney, Gore. 3rcl
Row: Hodneff, Runclall, Bullock, Dean,
Dingus, Johnson, Jackson, Godwin.
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B is for "Black Gang" and somefimes we're black. B is
also for Beggerly, Boilers, Eilges, Blowers. Burners . . . 'rha+'s
why fhey call us 'rhe "B" Division., Someiimes, on long days.
we see The lighf maybe 'rhree fimes a clay . . . for chow. The
weafher is consfanf where we come from . . . hof and muggy.
You mighf say we're chemisfs ofa sorf . . . we Turn oil info
"lvl" is for Machinery. . .should be "N" for noise. We
gof Turbines, generafors, fhroffles, pumps, sfrainers, sepa-
rafors and-many ofher "noisemakers". lf you gef fired of
your leisurely, quief life up 'rhere on deck drop down fo fhe
engine rooms for a liffle acfion, a liffle conversafion and a
liffle of fhe besf coffee on 'rhe ship. lf 'rhe "boiler boys"
are chemisfs fhen we're magicians . , . we furn sfeam info
mofion . . .fop fhafl
Isf Row I fo r: Hangen, Kane, Chief
Hopkins, Mr. Black, Shulfz, Mudcliman,
Cihy. 2ncl Row: LaHa,ie, Davis, J. B.,
Perse-ghin Sfroup, Haclley, Gilliland, Kar-
pacs, Messeinier. 3rd Row: Welichko,
VanHorn,' Hagen, Mayer, Fern, Goos-
man, Lawrence, Richards, Davis, J. .L
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The town of Karlskrona
wishes its A '
, merxcan guests
heartily welcome ith
warm hope that ygu will
have a good tlm
e in our
Bleklnge is mostly known
I 1 s natural lovellness.
town and the inhabitants
are, very see-minded. We
have the real 'cruising wa,-
st for sailing. The
own has obout 33 000
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The Mayor took nart In another tour of msoectlon on W ne
Escorted by Cant. R. E
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ltlere is fhe frip we've been looking forward 'ro
. . . a look af rural Germany from fhe ship , . . a
neaf frick. The locks leading fo fhe canal gef crowd-
Enfeflnq fhe canal . . . easy does if.
Typical rural scene.
ed and we receive a friendly nudge from fhe
Benham. The canal grows narrow as we meef large
ships going fhe ofher way buf we squeeze by . , .
quarfermasfer, answer fhaf dip! , . . Families work-
ing in fhe fields sfop fo wave us on pasf more farms,
under fhe beaufiful bridges, around bends and
finally on fo fhe locks af fhe ofher end of 'rhe canal.
!One of many bridges.
Leaving fhe canal.
Consul General Tumberlalze
A few of our hundreds of vnsnlors
HAMBIIRB, lilllllll Y
This is ill! Probably 'rhe besl liberly porl of lhe
cruise. l-lamburg offers an endless variely of enler-
Jrainmenr. We find Hamburg almosl complelely re-
builr . . . over 70,000 homes . . . a remarkable
'rribule lo +he German people. An enormous crowd
greels us and presenls no mean problem in golng
+o'and from 'rhe ship 'rhroughoul our stay. One of
'rhe foremosl "Combos" in Hamburg lurns our 'lo be
+he HNOA Hillbillies" who nigh+ly play fo hundreds
from +he lanlail. Our Srale Deparlmem' adds much
+o our slay wilh excellenl arrangemenfs and cooper-
alion. You name if . . , Hamburg has il!
Mayor of Newcasile mspecfs you mnghf have
lady mayor home wise guyl
lwonor guard Many of us scoff a+ +l'1e
buf Huey soon force us fo 'rake ll' all b
Jrhen some They are slsghlly 'rerrn
premiere al' Reylqavlk Iceland and gro
lime +l'1ey perform You can imagine lw
l-lonor Guard adds +o 'rhe appearance
as Jrlwey sland so smarlly al aHen+lon w
:ng dngnnlarues arrive aboard We go
say Jrhar llwe NOA Honor Guard ns Jrlwe
seen on an American Desiroyer an Euro
We 'rake grear pride un presenhnc
Isl' Row l fo r: Gillespie, Salfzman,
Tice, Mr. Gaiiher, Heine, Rudel. 2nd A
Row: Wasson, Vance, Phillips, Caron,
Tolman, Venne, Lay. 3rd Row: Carpen-
fer, Raposo, Brochu.
RHAVl, GERMA l
Jusl' e place fo eel and sleep.
We find our main Porl ol Embarlealion for
Europe here and renew supplies. Sollball enlers The
piclure and we make lull use ol excellenl sporls la-
cililies. The beer is slill as good as ever and camer-
as are lhe big buy. The liner America moors ahead
of us , . . how small can you look. This ends our
German slay . . . in relrospecl a monlh ol excellenf
liberly during which we learn much aboul 'lhe Ger-
man people and. 'rhe problems lhey lace.
. . . There is no ioy in Mudville . . .
An example' of powerful Ger-
Casey af fhe Bef
"Shor1'y" fhe pilof . . . Debonneire.
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And wifh all boilers on ilfe line leave flue "Queen
of flue Sees" in our welre.
We sighi ihe Uniled Siahs
Mayor of Soufhend giving official welcome.
Ande close-up . . . no Bluebirds7
Soufhend amusemenl' pier . . . Longesl' in 'Phe world.
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Here we are in lhe Coney lsland ol England . . .
Soulhend, a summer resorl localed aboul an hours
Train ride from London. We pass lhe while cliffs of
Dover enroule and anchor oil lhe longesl pier in
The world. ll so long one has lo lalce a 'rrain ride
lo gel' lo 'rhe lool ol lhe pier. Many of us spenl
lhe Fourlh ol July in London and we cheer Maureen
Connelly on +o viclory in lhe Wimbledon, Wilh a
couple of miles ol amusemenls concessions localed
a+ 'rhe fool ol lhe pier 'rhere is no laclc ol 'rhings 'lo
do . . . in lacl lor a lhin shilling we can lalce a boal
ride around lhe American Deslroyer NOA and
whal a booming business lhal' is. Groups of school
children are enlerlained and how lhey love il.
While Cliffs of Dover
Q?meTlnnd Qui when under H1059 Edinburgh casfle overlooking Princess nwinnieu lives here'
Jlwuz 6011! 431 H Juan
Sound familiar? We wen+ on more 'fours +han Cook and his boys ever
lhoughf of. We 'roured casiles, farms, wineries, periumeries, glass faclories.
public buildings, churches, ruins, rocks, miliiary insiallaiions, li++le cilies, big
cifies and medium sized cilies. ln addilion 'ro lhe porls we hir we made 'rrips
'ro London, Edinburgh, Buncrana, Dublin, Galway, Malaga, Seville, Nice.
Ephesus, Kiffisia, La Linea, Algeciras and many olhers. We came off of 'rhis
cruise wifh 'rhe classiiicalion of "exper+ four-is+".
Tower of London . . . fhurnb screws
and "+he rack".
Buckingham Palace . . . fhe Queen and all,
Changing fhe guard . . . limey sfyle.
Wha+'s wifh lhe haf, Mac?
lce Cream Here I Come.
WW -rg, in-rf
Sign Us On Mr. Barileif.
The high spoi of our cruise and a mosf heari-
warming experience . . . 'rhe children's pariies. We
hold ihese in every pori we can and hundreds of
children lake advaniage of ihem. Whar a +hrill if
is io give The children a small 'rouch of America.
The dream ol: American shines brighily in Their
eyes and we do noi lei 'rhem down ,,.we all gei in
Jrhe ac'r.Who can make a beifer children ambassador
'rhan The boys in blue? ln reiurn 'fhe lilile people
send us le-Hers and giiis as well as leaving iheir
brighiesl smiles behind. '
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We're Really Living, Sis.
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b Any Seconds, Please, Mr. Joe.
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n The Long Trip Home.
Easy Does I+.
Wasn'+ Donald Duck Funny!
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Jusl like in lhe insurance poslers, The Big Rock
lhal lhey say lhings are as solid as. Gibrallar was A
bolh arrival poinl lor The Med and deparlure poinl
from lhe Med. Gibrallar, a lillle bil of England
and a lol of Spain. Probably our mosl indelible
memory is of lhe shops. The shops allracled us all
and we slulled our lockers wilh silk paiamas, ivory
carvings, rolls razors . . ,
We weni' fo ihe bull fighis as is Jhe Sunday
cusfom in Spain. If was iusf like we'd read-almosf!
The bull didn'+ get 'Phe word fhaf ihe
fighi' was fixed.
Thinks. anyway-I'lI sfick 'ro plnochle.
wjlwm will Q d,SI7'l.0A.Q!2
Some said if coulcln'+ be done on a desfroyer
some said +l'rere wouldn'+ be room . . . buf we had our
'lTrs+ smoker in GIB ' h f ' '
wif our boxing boufs, music, comedy,
food and movies.
Tice lrighll decisioned Bryce in fha evenings
The smoker was a mileslone lor The old NOA
boar. ln addilion lo Jrlme boxing bculs we scraped
logellwer a lillle Jralenl in llwe form of llie HNOA
lvloosnlminersf' who slrumm
Welch oui' Mr. Mellencamp! Tyson and Carfer mix if up
in one of fha oulsfanding boufs.
ed, picked, pumped and
blew Jrlweir way lhrouglw some line musical numbers.
Mr. "Sam Slade" Buz and Mr. "lv1os+ Decoraledn
Gurney provided 'flue comedy and -'rhe cooks and
mess cooks provided Hue relreslwmenls. All in all il
was a memorable evening and our lirsl smoker was
delinilely a success.
Panfina and Virfue in fhe corner
Pan+ina.goes clown buf nof ouf. He comes back +o
Fighi' 'lo a draw.
ll you can sland +his heal you can sland any-
lhing. The "bargaining boys" have a 'lielcl day . . .
Guilars, Mandolins, Cigarelle Boxes . . . you speak
Joe! The beach offers +he only escape from The
heal . . . lhal is unless you dare go around in
diapers like Sally Rood. Do we go by car or by
horse? The calacombs are a cool place buf do l
look like a mummy? .
Firsl' Sighl' of Palermo
Hollywood in Palermo
GQ-Those +wo magic lellers Thai send over 300 il
men scurrying around lhe ship lo gun mounls.
engine spaces, direcfrors, repair lockers, radio, com-
loal and 'rhe bridge. We go lo GQ anylime we
have 'ro fire our weapons or defend our ship. ll
seems as Jrhough we were always al GQ when we
were al sea. We became a really polished group in
lhe arf of donning a life-iaclcel.
"Ac+ion +o Por+!!"
li's A Li'r+le Wei' Back Here -'gre Oneiy-
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The ul+ima+e in Teamwork, perTecTion in Timing,
polish in rouTine . . . you've goT To have These when
youve goT l9,5OO Tons OT me+aI and machinery
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liTeline , . . Yessir, This is Tricky business and serious
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of +l'1e sonar gear, walch for brighl spols on 'l'l'lG
Navy's answer +o TV-Radar, fix Jrlwe eleclronics gear
when i'r's busfed. In sl'ror'r Jrlwey operale 'rlwe nerves.
eyes and unclerwaler ears of Jrhe ship. '
lsf Row I fo r Muller Waddull Mr Mellencamp, Mr. Buzby, 'Ones+o, Geary, Porcelon. 2ncl ROW!
Conger Werf Hugar Velfla Thompson Kensmoe, Rose, Raihburn, Osborne. 3rd Row: Megan.
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We make our lirsl liberly willi +l'ie enlire Sixlli
Fleer al This llalian Naval Base . . , we're spoiled
for sure bul soon will be on our own again. We gel'
some badly needed lender aloailaloilily and renew
supplies again. We leave +l'ie ship emply--handed
buf relurn willn Borselino l'laTs, Bara Gloves and
Cameos. On every liberly we encounler 'fliflle
helpers" , . , wlwere is my gun . . , more llwan ready
lo guide us lo all llne wonders of llwe oily. We
spend 'evenings leisurely parlaking of 'rlwe resulls of
llalian culinary skills, learning lo be a connoisseur
ol wine, drinking beer in lhe sidewalk Taverns, or
. . , you name il.
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beach and spend mosl ol our liberiy lime lhere.
The highlighr of rhis slop is our 'rrip io a well lcnown
winery loca+ed a few miles our oi Parras. We
wonder if Jrhey are slill giving our freesamples. We
+ry a new wrinlcle in showing movies +o 'rhe children
loy using rhe por+ side of 'rhe NOA for a screen.
Will you ever liorgel lhe "Worlds Worsl Bandi' on
rhe head of +he pier or ihe sighl of rhe ciry square
filling wilh people immediaiely eller sunsel.
Euriclc and Doherfy
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Jus+ Taking H' Easy
T Parr of California Crew
The famous resor+ isle of The Easlern Medifer-
ranean . . . il more Than lives up 'ro all 'rhe rravel
ad claims. An -added a'r+rac+ion is 'rhe yach+ Cali-
fornia lying up alongside. This is 'rhe yachl Thai has
been on an aroundJrhe4world cruise for 'rhe lasf
four years and is crewed by five young, aufhors . , .
four men and a woman . . . all so inleresling 'ro 'ralk
+o. Beach parries are +he order of lhe day and we
have a daily swimming call aboard ship. Many ven-
'rure inland on 'fours +o 'rhe Bullerfly Valley and fhe
ancienl' ci'ry of Lindos. We find friends from home
on +he Coasl Guard Ship Courier which is in lhe
harbor beaming our +he Voice of America broad-
cas+s. We all have a fine lime and now boasf Med-
Siar of S+ars
NOAs chain Gang . . . loolung for fhe missing
. . . Lei' Go Affer Fells . . .
Look, Ma! "Red" Salmon
Smar+, chic and comfy lounging clo+hes for leisure momenfs during
our happy cruise as modelled by Decker, Venne and Consianiine.
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One of ihe ones ihai' came back.
All hands fo baiflesiaiions . . .
Johnson, Jackson and Seiferi' come up
for a look af daylight
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Izmir is Jrhe mosl imporlanr seaporr on rhe Aegan
Sea, lhird largesl ci+y in Turkey, and now +he mosr
imporlanl NATO base in rhis parl of lhe world.
The ciry fans our like a huge amphirhealre wirh
brown parched hills in 'rhe background and beyond
., . Jrhe Iron Curlain.
Tours lake us io Ephesus, l-lome of Mary, lhe
Refurning Korean Velerans
lvlolher of Jesus. The famous inlernalional fair is
in progress and whar a variery of color, culiure and
characrers. l-lave you picked up your puzzle rings
and meershaum pipes yel? We see Turkish soldiers
receive a heroes welcome upon relurn from Korea.
The number of new American cars on Jrhe road is
complerely amazing. Whar a ci+y of con+ras+s!
AThens, ancienT ciTy oT The beginnings oT hisTory. AThens, The
cradle oT wesTern civilizaTion. The Acropolis, probably The worlds
mosT Tamous "hill." For The camera TanaTic and lover oT archiTecTure
This was The spoT. The liTTle sail boaTs darTing across The bay and
The Tishing TleeT bobbing in The choppy waTers exempliTied The
easy liTe of AThens. The "Tavernas" wiTh Their singing cusTomers A
, , . The sTreeTs, where every nighT seemed like a chinese new
year celebraTion. There musT have been l00,000 people iusT walking
The sTreeTs Trom dusk unTil way pasT midnighT. The language, prob-
ably The mosT diTTiculT we encounTered , . . iT was all Greek To
me.. . really! I
The ThirTeen columns of The Temple of JupiTer.
AnoTher view of one of The many Temples on The T A
The TheaTre of Dionysus
The Greek Palace Guard
if 'T ,ff
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f 'Q 1 lsii f ' f A A
AThens as viewed from The Acropolis. NoTe The Temple of AT The FooT of The Acr0P9ll5'
Jupifer in The cenTer.
Beach Scene aT Cannes
Perfume Capifal of The World
ExTending Trom Cannes To MenTon, a region
synonymous wiTh gaieTy and romance. This sTreTch
ol shoreline includes such vacaTion wonderlands as
Golle Juan, AnTibes, Nice, Juan Les Pins, Ville-
Tranche and MonTe Carlo.
lvlonTe Carlo wiTh iTs casinos where TorTunes
blaze or spuTTer aT The Turn oT a card or TwisT of
a wheel. Nice shelTers a crowd oT baThers who lie
on iTs rocky beaches or swim in iTs azure waTer in
The Bay oi Angels. The promenade swarms wiTh
TourisTs who sTroll along in uniTorm, more specific-
ally shirTs, shorTs and cameras.
Golfe Juan, AnTibes and Juan Les Pins are dil-
TerenT . . . more vivid. l-lere young beauTies scanTily
aTTired in Bikini baThing suiTs gaTher on The beaches,
dip in The warm waTer and reTurn To The sandy
beach To dry.
Cannes is somelhing else again. Anojrher lvlonTe
Carlo buT more airy, humming wiTh sailboaTs, moTor-
boaTs and celebriTies of all naTions.
WhaT a TesTival in color, This Riviera wiTh The
brick red rocks oT The mounTains, The dark ever-
greens, The maiesTic palms, mulTi-colored villas and
sTaTely hoTels and The shimmering, clear waTer wiTh
The crescenT-shaped beaches crowded wiTh baThers.
Everyone swings inTo The spiriT in shorT order en-
joying The wonderTul beaches, Parisian nighT clubs
and FiTTh Avenue shops. Numerous Tours are made
oT The area, moToring inTo The surrounding mounTain
counTry. Grasse, The perTume cenTer, is one oT The
sTops oT inTeresT and everyone comes back heavily
laden wiTh The scenT.
Ari' al' MonTe Carlo
S+ree+ Scene el' Cannes
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