Staten Island (AGB 5) - Naval Cruise Book

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I. 'A 3 x N -T H F ,A 'Q I S 1 ll ni 3 I N 'u K E M u. Z 1 :- 'P 5- 5 F 9 4 F' H F 4. 5 F: E X. 1 ' I A,,, 1958-59 s.s. STATEN ISLAND QAGB-51 if . ' OBERAT ION DEEPFREEZE IV CRUISE BOOK V COMMITTEE: . LT qgy J. c. Fneuuo, NARRATQR fi LT qgy D. neeov, Pl-loro eonon sus. R. A. scHMAsmcK, Business MANAGER nemzlc PHI PHOTOGRAPHY PHI PHOTOGRAPHY SN rHoToenAm-lv COMMANDING 0FElCER'S E MESSAGE I wish to dedicate this hook to the wives, families, and friends ofthe Ships Company who worked and waited for us during our long voyage south. I hope it will help them to know what we did and how we lived while we were gone from them. Commander Price Lewis, Jr., USNR THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER . Lt. Commander William B. Thompson, USNR HSM is 1' 1 -A l Wg ' -Qi' F uit ' " f?ZiJQ,5H"51-fl! if ' 4 ,-f- '1+,.fv.',' 2"':' f!'Q -V - I-E ,. ,.M-,,v..,W : ,Qi-13 -g 4-H+ 'X ,-. 1- ' 5, 3 'wh-V-.,-,Q 'L '35 ' fir' - Qzfflffrii' rff' -fgizj "Julia, fi .gf 93'i."g:':,, ff :n.5H,g'-Q.iQ?.f:.- "iq 2-fab . ,'E'i"?3S?::,' 1 ' I 3 3 11 -bW. wi , , I f . as the curious sensation that mzmy tliousamd vga: t i 'Q A , U . K T' lr LW ws-jst' 'H' ls' 1 1 T X ' I 4 f .gfd ' 'I 'div ' at if 4 I ' 'K K- ' 3 ' . 'old-'v,. I '4- fvil' . 1,1 1.7 .ffl iff?- of I Q . nik .gig in n ' -4 4 I i RE DEZVOUS WITH ANTARCTICA 3359Xil:xf'lJ:iJ1soAof dostiny .tllllf l1.iclm'scoi'c's lillc' on tht- momingr ini iqjgnicli in' CVlllCll?il that liright Octolwr made hzr HW--ID .pus USS S'IfA'l ISN. ISLAND KACB-53 the kisgm isl17l0Et1l'z1tioi1s lor gt-Hung -uuiiclviuiaiy. Amid ceming H1 tif? Si flu' lilSt-llllllllfi''lllStl'llL'llUllS con- lf, .lmlly car amd tho wlilspvn-cl words of 1' " aff ol, s 1 V ,pu 5 :Lf ,.,k:- ..,4, Wg, Q ,, ' 'mf milvs mvriy, imdcr a milky curtain of ice and snow, the ship had a strange rendezvous to keep-in a land that somc had sm-n hut no one rc-ally knew. And, inter- mingling with thc rcgrcts ut departure and the antici- pation of zulwntures ahead, was the clisquieting knowl- vdgc that tho icehrcnlccr would confront its fate alone. , 3 T f 'sf ,, , fig? , -'M' fy' L j I gy, L -in Q T' , Y f f, 5 . ,. ,r 1 4, yy , 1 ,il V ij L ,ig ,V .YM K my JL, ,MN 4, T T a H -I , I .., i ' 2 M iv 5 X -4- ' in V H- X Q ' -jim T .- f f'2.+i "rr ' - W...-"' if T' "' T "' " 'J gi -J .i-""'T" .nn-A-Dr-', 3 4 u 1 2 I . IIIIPVQHSKB. N ,. ,V .,,-qv""""' HOME BUT NOT FOR LONG: Nesllecl alongside Pier 9l in her home port of Seallle, Washington, USS STATEN ISLAND makes last-hour preparaiions for six inonlhs of DEEPFREEZE lV vw? H' 'iii U u PARTING OF THE WAYS: An already homesibk group of sailors gaze longingly from ihe flight deck at their friends and families on the pier as the brow is finally lifted off. 2 -any 55425, as 41- 'HIE I! g IIE ll!! I ... - -is ."EE! 555 is 'N MMIVlrnnwmni: The hour of farewell, a tender embrace for a new and unhappy mother and a baby i to learn to recognize its daddy half-a-year lever. hat will have ' ' -' 7:15 bv -if 1.8719 'Afihgi-5-7 ,, .... 0N THE ROAD After leaving Seattle on Uetolier ffird. S'l',Yl'liY lb- LAND navigated out the Straits of .Iuan de Fucgi and pointed her nose south for the first leg of the long journey. Loaded to the gunwales with food. supplies. spare parts and the thousand and one items that turn Supply officers' hair prematurely grey. the sturdy ice- breaker experienced a surprisingly peaceful trip down the XVest Coast. All hands busied themselves with the seemingly endless chores of a Navy ship, learning their new duties and attempting to make their winter home as comfortable as possible. STATEN ISLAND arrived at and departed San Diego on the same day, merely tarrying sufficiently to embark the officers, men, helos and spare gear of our unit from Helicopter Utility Squadron Une. ln the final hours of the hurried work of loading, the ship received an un- expected honor. ADMIRAL CAMPBELL, commander of the Pacific Service Forces, came aboard to wish all hands a pleasant and successful cruise. Then, a few 7 inches lower in the water, but with newly-acquired, far-probing "eyes" to guide our icy steps, the squat lady eased out of the harbor and struck out for the distant shores of New Zealand. lt would seem safe to remark at this point that, in the seven years since this ship was returned by the Russians tStalin only knows what went on before-and he'll never telllk, the round-bottomed, rolls-in-wet-grass vessel has never enjoyed quite so comfortable a cruise as that from San Diego to New Plymouth. Nary a coffee urn was overturned nor a recent recruit tossed from his rack: no flying missiles in the wardroom nor independent garbage cans on the mess deck marred our journey. Oh, it was hot enough, and perhaps BuShips didn't ex- actly design this mass of steel and cork for tropical oper- ations . . . But worship of the sun and that cool evening breeze, myriads of stars and-for once!-a relatively level platform, combined to make these weeks some- thing memorable. ISLAND IN THE SUN: STATEN, THAT IS: A moonliT cruise in The Tropics aT deTiniTely cuT raTes Tor The men of The icebreaker. An aerial view of STATEN ISLAND cuTTing a clean swaTh Through The endless waTers of The Pacific fahove, righll, while on The mess deck Those friendly meclicos, Dr. DUCKVVORTH and CHIEF HANNA, pierce The willing arms of SHEPARD, SN Copper leTTJ. A noon siesTa on The Torecastle under The Inroiling rays of old Sol lrighT, belowl was a daily musT, while aTTer dark The luxury of hammocks and rolling chocks was hard To beaT flower IeTTT. ,ggi ..,,3-, r'--Q.-- Q13 4... 6 3 Among thc numerous scientific projects aboard the icc- breaker was the study of cosmic rays emitted by the sun which was conducted by HUGH ANDERSON and DON BARELLI of Cal Tech. As the photos above graphically illustrate, their technique consisted in re- leasing helium-Hlled balloons from the ship at eighteen different latitudes between Seattle and Mcklurdo Sound. The balloons carried an ionizing chamber and radio transmitter to heights of 110,000 feetg during the flight, cosmic rays penetrated the chamber and ionized the argon gas within, causing a small electrical charge which was transmitted to the recorder aboard ship as a radio wave. It will be some time before the ultimate result of their research is known, but this and similar studies being conducted elsewhere will eventually play a con- siderable role in manis conquest of outer space. .... i -if . -,, ,, ' kit f - "- .r ,. '.:,v, s mu' , ' 1241.3 ,ag ' rs .f 'rt 4' .. if . . .4 L -- - V---is-fn. ec- . 1 it 15 Hgh., ,,,',s,ng,, A ,Q Q- 3- 4, . vu NEPTUNE HAS HIS DAY Slightly bloated from riotous living, but otherwise fit for a good day's vvorlc, King Neptune, Davy Jones and their rollicking courtiers arrived aboard STATEN ISLAND on schedule, and promptly proceeded to turn a worthless group of Pollyvvogs into loyal devoted Shellbacks and subjects of the mighty realm, A brief pre-equator up- rising by several disgruntled novices resulted in the tragic scene pictured above lrightj, but this was quickly quashed and Queen Schmaedick returned to proper status. A most rewarding drama unfolded in the scullery where LT. CHRISTENSCDN slavishly anointed cups and trays, was later ioined by ENS. PIZINGER for more domestic chores Cleft center and bottom rightj. Free medical care from Royal Doctor GOLDSMITH ll-ler Maiesty's representativel and assistant QUINATA, SN, was gleefully furnished lup- per leftl, while for those who perspired freely, a dunking vvas just the thing. ig- s Q.: vi- - at xtnegi if is .,,--rf -,kt . A gl' iff F' ll .4 'Ili W new yin, AND AWAY WE GOL Foster on llre Vlllfl -.-.' th ln W. EQFSP and nweaner than MIKE l-lANlMEl52, Roy wi Sherill DIQLRYM- PLE defends the honor' and lllllO'ff:'!1'Qf of Pnnicef: KOHLER againsf all corners luppe: Ie-ll, -.vlwalo cohort LAHUEK EMS ensures that DAVIS, C53 pum .ea prone: glow ow lhe ships bell lupper righll. The sweelnefls. and ligghf of-mnalecl lily 1. 4 -v mv ' Y .ff- F2 ,ffl , -7' fl.lfxlQlfQHf"L!lElXJl, AGI, KOHLER, EM3, "Baby" YOUNGER, BMP and MONROE, BNN lahoye, rightl Turned info sav- age fury on the forecastle lahove, leffl, as The inifiation orogleegefl past The RoyalCour1lor'1he hapless individuals nkfurecl below. .4- 'Tri is ' .,-,.. , .... ,a tigfififeg t lit 3' IHELFHQE rf: 3 revies ' ' " ws,-in il NEW PLYMOUTH lf any ship ever reeeived at warmer reception than S'l'.'X'l'EN ISLAND did in New Plymouth, New Zealand, it has escaped our notiee. From the initial greeting at doelqside. complete with the traditional Maori dancers, to the throng many hundreds strong that waved us good-hye the loeal citizenry welcomed the Yankee sailors with open arms and all the gracious hospitality of their homes and families. The ieeln'ealier was the first U.S. naval vessel to put in at this small city on the western eoast of New Zi-aland's North Island, and for one week the routine life of its inhahitants was completely dis- rnpted. For most of ns who had never visited New Zealand be- fore, there were numerous tricks of the trade to become aware of. Any nnmlier of expressions had to he inter- preted. that brutal left-hand traffic rule required con- siderable adjustment. conversion from shillings to dol- lars and hack to hob taxed our mental prowess-but one thing was quite clear: here were people who really knew how to have a good time, and were anxious to see that we did too. And with Seattle almost a month behind, we were ready, willing and able. WARRIORS, WATCHMEN AND WHIRLY-BIRDS: "Welcome USS STATEN lSLAND" signs decorated every shop window in New Plymouth during the icebreaker's stay, and clearly depicting the amity existing between the two nations, a New Zealand "bobby" and our own law enforcement specialist, DALRYMPLE, GMC, clasp hands in friendship topper leftj. Meanwhile, MONROE, BMI was in the process of becoming an honorary Maori warrior, complete with ferr cious expression trniddle leftl. After taking the aerial view of the harbor pictured above trightl, the ship's heli- copters thrilled a generation of school children fleftl land- ing right in their own backyard. llv- g,,, , t . . 1' if MEAE E iifgiifiis E! MEILCEEIKEES r -ul-3'-'E ' "riff E 2 .. - f ,-,W .f f Q 5 ---1 Y E ' ' . W ' - -FJ... .-.ev , Y ,n ' , - ' k,,,.-.-----""'t . A 4 ft . ' 1- Y' .. -1 A ' ' ' ' 'V E 5 I Q ,f , , 1 P' , .7 - A , x if , I , - 40, 4, A 5 -4-s ' ""' --V-- 4 L ... gs f's " Y Aw - ' . I . ' - f - ,740 -A-"' V f' - Af 'M' ' , h ,I 1 - , -.. Q g its K 4 'W bn no N sa is 5 Z V . B 1 1' , f u A WEEK T0 REMEMBER 'l1llt'l't'XXl'l't'lll'ilXlilt'N g.llola- in Nun l"l-.inonth ,intl ill.- S'l'X'l'l':N lSl.XXlJ s.lilol's linl lhvii liivls. 'liln-iw' xml-N tront fishing in tht- xxorltl-I.nnons str--.nnw ntnlwx nil-l pl! lIlllIiS Ill lln' lbllkll Vllllllilv kill ,ismnll inn that nin- lllt'il'll'ill slope-s ol Xlt, lfginonl. lliwn- urns .i 'lint-v .il- IIIUSE l'X'l'l'y' night. .nnl oinw- xon '.'t-'iv .ililw to h'1ni-.- iznl thc- soim-xxlml vnrions lims, tht-iv was .in lllllllll inn- ol ln-x'z'l'iigv rt-lrt'slinn'nt. Xlainy ol' tlu- nivn wt-iv liillt-ti-il in pi'ix.itil horn--s outr- niqht. m'ntt'i'tanln-tl with lxnln-s :intl l.nnih .nnnsi-ni--i-ts. .Xlniost l'Yl'l'f'Ulll' hgul t-onntli-ss inxihitions in flinni-r or ull Spot ol' El'ilu aincl tlwn- uns no sliortlcgt- ol pil'-,.itw tl'anispoi'ta1tion. lin-n tht- hnsst-s wonltl not .illov-s ns to pan lol' our hn't's. annl it uns fhlln-nlt to l-ng toni' ovn ronncl in the local pnh. The invn ol tht- lt'i'l1i'm'gtlwi' wviw- tuillt-il npon lx-.nw to strnt their wzn'es, znnl this they tliil nith. il not lcim-N-. alt least snlfic-ivnt t-nthnsinsin. The first out-ttsion mis Ll pamlcle down the main street of tht- town. for mlm-li pmt-ticully the entire popnlnu' tnrnvcl ont. ll' 4nnonr' was out of step. :intl tlu-rv is some rtnison to ln-liifvix that perhaps this was the msc. it went nnnoticvtl in the generall hetllzim. Then tlivrc was tlit- softball gmnc he- tween thc crew and tht- oflievrs-eliivfs, playa-tl nntler the lights in at large- stadium, with all proceetls going to El local Charity. Several thonsuntl citizens watt-lietl in amused amazement us the two teams lost pop flies in the Hoodlumps, skiddccl on the wet grass going into second base, and chattered meaninglessly behind the pitcher. Cricket was never like that!! t ,ta-ji M , N' i l . , .,-4'--M Sl" nil PRIDE OF THE FLEET: A contingent of men from STATEN ISLAND marching through the downtown area of New Plymouth taboyel preceding a speech by the Captain to the assembled citizens tbelowl. ON DECK: Members of the crew softball team awaiting their turn at the plate, and the opportunity to join in on the eventual scalping of the officers and chiefs. IN MEMORIAMAAND IN STYLE: CDR. PRICE LEWIS, JR., Commanding Officer of USS STATEN ISLAND, lays a vvrealh on The nionunieni in rnernory of those New Zea- landers who died in World War II, while veterans of tha? war from STATEN ISLAND sfand and salule, Later, ar a parly given for the vererans, 3 laughing group surrounds suavely-garbed Cl-IBOSN SCI-IARER, who displays his prize nu, , -'in-..,.-A V' M., .4 L h .....,.. . cmali. Borrow row ll Io ri: GREEN GMC, COLE SKC, CASTLE- EIERRY CSC, Cl-IBCDSN SCHAPEI2, OIQMSBY EMI, SNOW ENI, WOOTEN SMCg second row Iseaiedlz NIXON SFC, MLIRPI-IY SFI, KALKOEEN YNC, DALRYMPLE GMC, CHRIS- TIANSCN RMQ, lop row: HAMILTON BMC, SAMPSON BMQ, SKELTQN Sl-II, I-IIGHLEY BMI, TALLON DCC. ing ,,-sl , . j -K3-.:f7 , f -"f up - -f , .V 'iifwif , 4- g., ,,-, Chiang. ' zxwxgx '21 LAY' wk .5 43 L KNGXW E ' 'A I KY! i'ks- ALL DRESSED UP: A r'e:fr'ee5H?ug Qfwffjfm Q, l."'JLi!"5iL 'QE' this page of the Maori Qirigerws of F-4-Q L 1 Traditionai garb and 5pwc+3:kfw:.n kan-3 BQL' JL wb. ' ISLAND being LIWSDGCTQCL 5 H + x ,, '- who is also sho-,wx refgirw 1 4 .I forecastie. , suxxxxx xii T111 ,, ' Lf fd A! Z, If X ff' 13 'ff 1: , 5 I I "...f " "'A ,J , t . 477 i .5 1 I. I , v as:-'un vas cv 10 K . h 'Qv"',. " M. . f4,,,. - Y- V . .. A M ..!.r,,4i,A 1 4+ A.----"" .4-ff - ' A --ali' ALL GOOD THINGS MUSF Cffbhii T13 Af-J EWU 'Neek VVBS upir1New p.y!'!1OUTh ,ff HQT EJLIAYJIPQ' H X ,A, Catholic services had been held cw rh e ' g., the backdrop of MT, Egmoflf , rcff' A ma f Ilia- ll-- fumecl out eariy Sunday rzwormifvcq fbelowj io new-foum! his ff. M fu' mouth went one betfeq cigfmii ff 1 f I , Q 14" i . out of the harbor, and ' ,fm - Nh, ,Q Under the wnfchful eye of POW W ff-' M 1 x fu- ff' --1 ""D 'R-'W' ' xc H-hp 9 . HA -1 1 ta 'QF S' 4. x' x 9 , i X v X ' .3 5' X ICEWARD BUUND After leaving New Plymouth on 23 November, we stop- ped briefly at Port Lyttelton, New Zealand, the harbor for the larger city of Christchurch. Here the fuel tanks were topped off, fresh provisions were loaded, and a team of New Zealand geologists were embarked for the journey south. And as the icebreaker stood out of the lovely harbor, the same waters that had been the jump- ing-oif spot for so many previous expeditions, the com- plexion of the cruise changed rapidly. We knew, for instance, that this would be the last con- tact we would have with civilization for many months: that we would no longer be able to enjoy the perfect weather that had eased our path, that we were finally down to real business, the reason for our existence and our presence in this distant portion of the globe. It didn't take long for things to start happening. Two days away from the South Island, the icebreaker ran into mountainous seas and high winds which tossed us about with reckless abandon. All the pent-up fury of the South Pacific exploded' upon the STATEN ISLAND as rolls up to fifty-five degrees were experienced and thi-.0 security of the ship was sorely tested. Some cargo on deck broke loose, the Greenland Cruiser squirmed an- grily in its skids, eating and sleeping became diiiicult if not impossible with the main concern being to stay upright-but somehow we weathered the storm. And then, glistening on the horizon with an other- worldly vividness, we saw the First iceberg. It was De- cember lst, and we knew it would not be long until the massive Ross Sea ice pack made its appearance. XXX- passed this silent sentinel of the Antarctic with awe and slight apprehension, and turned to our duties with re- newed vigor. As a unit of Task Force 43 and under the direct opera- tional control of CTC 43.1, we had our orders: rendez- vous with USS CLACIER in the vicinity of Coulman Island for fuel, personnel and mail transfer. STATEN ISLAND's role in OPERATION DEEPFREEZE IV, the Navy's contribution first to the International Ceo- physical Year and now the Continuing Antarctic Re- search Program, was about to get underway. Top: New Zealand geological party, under the leadership of Dr. H. J. HARRINGTON tpicturedl, break out some of their equipment on the dock of STATEN ISLAND, prepara- tory to hitting the trail. Members of the deck force attempting to lash that had broken loose during the onslaught route Port Lyttelton to the Ross Sea. Davis and GILLEN proud- CQnv1c1lon that "If it can Y-.,. L w. ou H66 tc- we OUCl'll: Dr. RAINER GOLDSMITH of London taking a nasal swab from a very unwilling SMULAN DT2 ltopl and a blood sample from a slightly more composed BJORSON SN labovel for Operation Snuffles, then performing some mystical alchemy Crightl with a couple of test tubes, and presto! lwe hopel a cure for the common cold. ii, V, -S gf,,,v"4-. 91 OPERATION SNUFFLES 4 . .: -, J l'i-iw 'iw tlii- llltl'wl llil4'l'1'sllliLf mul iiltiiiiaitvlx' must vuln- l IS fill- xiii-iilillv xliuly i-fiiimlilm'i1'cl illNl1lI'il S'l'.iX'l'ElN K - l XXI? 1-it Ul'lCllX'l'lUX lJl'IlCl'l'ilil2lCZE IV was tlu- iiiigi ini ffl 'IllfNllllllLfll'ill t'r'sc'a11'c'l1 into ilu' virus C011- l l iiiilwl villa tlif- 1-miiiiimi c-filml, piipnliirly known as "lip:-iqitiiviiSiiiilllrwql71's.XYll,l,l,XNlSl,.NlJlQNul l0ln1S Xllrlll l llll lliii'-lxiiiw lAlllXl'l'Sllf :mil lillxlfll CLULIDSA 1 Tl ' W? ' "'w-vwt. , , , .M at rf ,., ., ov", , , i -X ,uf Y... , . .ff -I J. ..', SEA SAMPLES: Mr. ROBERT STARR of the Hydrographic Office, here pictured tending his faithful oceanographic winch frightl and analyzing his findings for posterity fabovel. the Medical Research Council, London, England. con- ducted the experiments. Before leaving Seattle. blood samples were obtained from the entire crew. During the operation regular blood samples and throat and nose swabs were taken from a group of Hfty volunteers representing every division aboard ship. These speci- mens were kept in two special deep freeze units at a temperature of 700 below zero for laboratory analysis upon completion of the cruise. All persons suffering from cold symptoms reported to Snuffles, and the data thus collected, plus that from the regular control group and the wintering-over personnel at the various Antarctic stations, will be examined and analyzed inpan attempt to isolate the common cold virus. Concurrently with this research, Drs. SLADEN and also made various behaviorial and physi- studies of penguins and other forms of animal Antarctic 1 OCEANOGRAPHIC PROGRAM An intensive and varied oceanographic program was conducted aboard STATEN ISLAND during this opera- tion by ROBERT STARR from the Hydrographic Of- fice and four enlisted assistants. From the time the ship departed San Diego until its return continuous sonic soundings were taken over 23,500 miles. Over a thousand bathythermographic drops were made and 20 oceano- graphic stations were obtained. Bottom samples were collected, measurements of current, temperature and salinity were made, and diverse species of sea life cap- tured, all of which information will find its place in mans continuing investigation into the seas that sur- round us. wid : fi' 'ec' i :X-': I . .221 3 , I u W nt. V l , l. i l ji T Tun: HOME AT LAST The most famous picture taken of STATEN ISLAND on this cruise one which made the mayor wire services, and showing the ship, ice, penguins, a heli- copter, Coulman Island, in short, the all-inclusive, perfect photo. '1 Q I 3 X at . ' . .,,.--.-rat-Av '- 1 gy CQ MORE ICE THAN YOU COULD SHAKE A SWIZZIE STICK AT... On the 2nd of December, USS STATEN ISLAND re- turned at last to her natural element. Plnwing easily through small belts of scattered brash, the icebreaker sought out the main bulk of the pack, which was con- tacted the following day. Scores of Antarctic newcomers crowded the fo'c's'le to watch the small Hoes disinte- grate under the unerring pressure exerted by the ship. Nighttime disappeared suddenly, and the sun never set. With everyone's hours being disoriented by this abrupt change, it was not unusual to find the mess deck or passage-ways bustling busily at three in the morning. And as far as the eye could see, a white blanket covered the silent sea. Actually it was a tremendous relief fol- lowing the storm-swept trip down from New Zealand, for in ice the STATEN ISLAND rides as smoothly as the Queen Mary Cthat is, except for an occasional jolt as a tough Hoe is jabbed asidel. But now the going was getting rougher, as the pressure thickened and the open water areas became few and far between. L li-u-.. i--..- 'Gr NEW ROUTINES: Life changed swiftly aboard STATEN ISLAND once the ship entered the Ross Sea ice pack. The most popular recreation was undoubtedly "Penguin hunt- ing" as practiced Irightl by willing assistants to "shuffles" doctors. For officers of the deck, the pose illustrated by LCDR THGMPSON, XO of STATEN ISLAND, Cleftl became a familiar one. And then finally there was the long-await- ed rendezvous with the GLACIER Ibelowl in the ice-iarn- med area around Coulman Island. 1 ' . .V Eg. .f lofi? '7 - ' 'r j fr. J H g aa- , K PENGUINS AND After a few days banging her way including one episodeiof TNT when the give way-STATEN ISLAND made her the GLACIER on 7 December. CAPTAIN NICDOZNALD, CTG 43.1, broke his Hag on our and the transfers of fuel and mail took place. But meanwhile, the pack had been consohdatmg around the two ships, and when we got underway for Mclvlurdo r Sound the going was tougher than it had been earlier. 6 Even the vaunted GLACIER, with twice Olll' horse- ' power, was unable to make much progress against the assemlulecl forces of nature, playing the game in their -s own backyard. it 'W' li' 'fir' 'N I' '. , , ' .. ,, , ., I I ' 'L t ' A t 'K 1- - ' 4 i were is fair .fs "-' for r ... is fbi, 7 , ' Y 'Lit ts" l M all o'l1l -.I A l - 141 ,J ,... -'ffiix , l -Y., is During the time that the STATEN ISLAND and GLACIER were in the vicinity of Coulman Island, a small party of intrepid explorers, including the "Snuffles" doctors, New Zealanders and our own ace photographer, PREMZIC PHl, made an overnight sortie to the island to observe a vast icy slopes. A the helicopters men, all over in a two-man worth, seeing Emperor penguin rookery nestled along its change in the weather, however, prevented from returning until the third day, and six six foot, were forced to spend two nights tent! Cleft, belowl. But the sights were 17'-4 -6 chicks, and of Cmiddlel, thousands of the large birds and course an occasional lone wolf hop, leftl. - i."QcI -A "!' up Q ""'i. 'nguoi' - AND MORE PENGUINS: Not only were there penguins here and there and everywhere, including the vicinity of the photographer's tripod for those who were real hams Crightl, but they were even aboard ship, brought up the side by such as SANDS, FN, tbottom leftj and penned in a small corral aft of the LCVP's ttop leftj to the chagrin of the second division. TROUBIES A-PLENTY The attempt to break into Terra Nova Bay to dehark the New Zealand geological party was a fruitless one, and finally had to be abandoned. The ice Hoes were large and under terriiic pressureg and once broken, there was no place for the hrash to go. The venture was quitg, costly at any rate, since the GLACIER broke two blades off her screws andhent the other four, and was vir- tually helpless. STATEN ISLAND finally hroke loose from the sur- rounding pack and managed to ease the pressure a- round GLACIER, permitting her to get free. But the damage had heen done, and the hig icehreaker was forced to proceed hack to New Zealand for drydoeking. 1' The result of this was that STATEN ISLAND was now left with two johs to do-hoth her own and CLACIEIi's -and the Coast Cuard NORTI-IXVIND would not he down to assist for several weeks. The Task Croup stall' transferred to the Seattle-hased ship, as she headed slowly southward. It was a grim moment, for the fate of the entire operation depended on whether she could accomplish the task of hreaking the channel into Mc- Nlurdo for the cargo ships and tankers-all hy herself. The hest-laid plans of mice and men could not have prefigured this deyelopmentg never hefore had the chan- nel heen caryed out solely hy a wind-class icehreaker. But a new and resolute spirit was emerging among the old hands and first-timers ahoard STATEN ISLAND as she picked her way down the narrow leads and hroke across the thick ridges en route to the Naval Air Facility. lf it was possihle, and there was reason to helieve it was. we were sure we could accomplish it, after all, we had emerged undainagecl from the worst the Antarctic had to offer. it Th -i n--ii? ' vi J There were twenty miles of bay ice to go through, an hroken olf could move out with the wind, which mean middle left. required Ll running sturt, full power and then the sudden lt wus difficult tedious work hreaxking this channel. lt 1 izr of ri home lot would disenuuge itself from the rest ot , the intiss. Then hack again und repent the process over und over, striking first ut one spot, then another, hgilxlinq oil' the nreu in hetween-auul hoping the wind would eontiuue to hlow hard from the south to clean the deluis. sun ill lol the jolt was Qettinti it done. .-'tnd ut lust cznne th it tl ix ulnn we departed the ehnnnel to rendezvous ix ith tln support loree, lenviiig signs us ai monument to .nu uhnxtiutut tlmeloxx l. " "" 'f ,vu ' ,. : - H w rn .1 Liu P33 .-.k::-- j- U, Q ,i S .X ,- I-All 4 " 'sag ph! SLIPPE , ew- VI-IEN wks- VET ' '-Q-...-., - -gr. - --wwT:w11L'4 , , , U . V 4 . , , .. ,J V ,:,q,,u,. Z 1. - , . -I , ',, ' Q 52 ,V , V Etbtkf. . ' ,A , xg.. - ,. .V M , 4 isp. .,H. . V 43, 375 Arriving ut Nlchllurdo Sound on 14 December, STATEN ISLAND quickly set to work at her appointed task. d 1 verv rigid de-ldline the arrival of the resupplv force .it tht beginning of the New Hear. The channel had to he wide enough so that the pieces of ice which were I at tunnel-shaped nlluir narrowing to about 200 yards tsee jolt us we hit und stuck, whereupon at chunk the s ' lint sloxxlx our th.innel lmegun to tuke shape, uhout il thu, .uid the sh.1pe in the distance th it xx is llut lonit .ind onl ohjtttut st.uttd to tome into lotus. Xloikine sttndily .uound thc clock, with no 1- sl lor the tireless diesels, the ieelueukei' that wus too A BAD BREAK Things happen quickly in the Antarctic, and this was no exception. No sooner had we cleared the channel, than there was a sudden shift of the wind and everv stray piece of ice in the Antarctic decided that was where it wanted to go. Not only did the channel become completely clogged, but the pressure in the vicinity of Beaufort Island was terrific. XVe made our rendezvous with USCG NORTHXVIND, USS XVYANDOT and USS NESPELEN, but that was all for a few days. XVe just had to sit and wait for things to improve. However, seabee personnel and certain vital items of ccpnpment were needed at the base immediately, so the STATEN ISLAND and NORTHVVIND helicopters fashioned a round-the-clock emergency airlift, ferrying back and forth between the ships and Mehflurdo. Thus was spent the last few days of eventful 1958, and to some it was a reminder of the ll days at the beginning of 1957 when STATEN ISLAND and XVYANDOT were beset in the Xlleddell Sea. Eventually conditions improved and the ships were able to move into the channel and moor to the berths STATEN ISLAND had carved earlier to oftload their precious cargos. lt was a momentous occasion for the personnel at Nlc-Rlurdo, and there was a great feeling of satisfaction for the men aboard the icebreaker, who had done their job and done it well. But new items were on the agenda, and without even allowing the engines to cool, our ship was underway again. -w..,.h Shortly after arrival at McMurdo STATEN ISLAND un loaded the gear for the New Zealand trail party onto the bay ace fabove and lower leftl While the channel was be-:ng broken preparations were made To receive The cargo ships under the direction of CAPTAIN LEWIS here shown with puck in hand under the ship s anchor Crop lefillh 4' .-71 A gf' ' :Af , vr' P ff 'A' ' 5 '-1 k al' J, 6 L, f,,g-rl Q-,ggplfu MEN AT WORKL An Qmieliemr rf H1 1 413- 5 " IU lhlh 1 f J' sf- "V" channel and its Cl'E?dTUI' hw N E' rg xv . 1 th JI: 'NJN 5 1fQ' square yards. Arcorvfpliahfff-3 1 'OYIIWII 1 lv I yuf!-f' casualty to the -acrv-,v,4 7 . 1 1 - ' 5 l-uw! wrx 1.l,E'W'l excellent iob clone hy tht, fall. nal my , 1 f ARD SN high! CQHTCH, hmm Yfwkmg uf- ff Tw hrqgwn-,' an the icy winds and f!'F't2.'lll7:-I We-ffiwvrv Ships have to moor, eva-rm ro my ,Vvi PM ws sw:-" QU hw! by 7hG USC of deildrwwguv Trfwhffrf. ?w5,'f-ww ww? 2 'hi' M +2 'lf Shown digging the hole- for vw- mf h - 1 ANDEP3 SN Crop righw. When the fargo shim -.w,1:.- wncvlwiv my emgf the Chamwel GT fir3T1 dI1x11IIitY X.-,',n'f.,,',11r1N, ' ?w f:,'q-www" viml suppliesinfo1het m1ef1'r,vp lg-hw Elsa? L'-I ."-'inf is aww . 'if ,ul AA ky, 'r - ' f .1 5-Q., r I ii J 4 A 3,1 X 'X ,T- 'Y' L. qui, - J gs. USS.S:i'DATENl .,, I ki Christmas Eve was mainly musical in the crevv's mess hal! with entertainment furnished by LTJG FREUND Cabovej, GATES EM3 Crop righft and COMMODORE MCDONALD fmiddle rightj among others. And getting into the act is the ever-present penguin as CHBOSN SCHARER, SHEP- ARD SN and MELGAARD CS2 pose vveariiy by their handi- work. - 3 snfnhncc ISL CHANNEL. 'f "Egfr ,Y V , . if, E -,rw , . 4 3 .V K K, , V M CHRISTMAS MOSTIY WHITE Christmas came to the Antarctic minus stars or mugi hut undeniably white. Homemade decorations hright- ened the crew's mess hull and the wurdmoin. mic-cs blended in the familiar czirnls, i'cfreslnnci'its rind limi Cross gift packages were clistrihuti-il. 'I'lii-migliuiit thi- Christmas Eve party, liowi-ver. thi- riunhling ul' huge diesels :incl the sudden impact ut sta-cl ilu ici- wiiiiiiili-il the men that their task wus flu' lfruni i-imiplcti-. Church services were hclcl Cliristiints iuiiriiiug. lulliiut-il hy ll supcrll tiirlccy clim'u'r. .Xu hnur liiti-1' thi- ship stup- pad for ai few inmni'nts iuiil sixti-i-ii liimly siiuls x-xiis turetl Over thc sich' tin wiiiipi-tv in thi- ci-iitiii'y's lirst lcv Bowl classic. 'liigi-rs xi-rsus thi- lli-.irs. it was in pzirlczis und inulxlulas im-r thi- slit-L ii-i-, cliitsinq .i ill-- Haiti-cl split-rnirl. with the- siili- sin-1-l.iliir ii lil-xxilili-ri-il ,Mlm-lic pi-iiguin, in mu- ul thi- stiningi-st liiutlrill .illn- numis mi iwcriril illii- Tig:-rs slsiilili-il ruiil shiggitri-il tu ai 6-2 triuinplii. 'l'liz1t night lmii'ti-vii liirtiui.it1- iuili- viiluiils wi-rc iilili- lu ci'mt.u-t tlivir liiiinvs iuiil liuiil 'iriv- vizl the ships uui.ili'iu' iuuliii i-iiuiiuiii-iii. ll i.i, .is liii' 1-vc-ii thi- must siiul, ai ifliiisliiris tlu-x uiiiilil life unlilwly to lunrgcl iii llii- lhiituri-, ai 5 1 I if I, r n ski-fir Ci-lEERf FLINT SN, PEDRO YNl, BRELAND DC3 and FEGUR- SUR SN Llett to right, belowl carefully trim the tradi- tional yule in preparation for the Christmas Eve party, ,ifhile others scrutinize their Red Cross gifts tabovel. Faces visible iriclucle ll to rl WAUGH FN, CCOK SN, LONG- DYKE SN, RODGERS SN, REIFF SN and JETER SN. yt RX . ul r 1 ..-vl+""" L. , 6... rf is H i 1 TWO PASTIMES: For Those who favor The more sedentary forrns of recreation, a party on the ice was iust The Thing. The seven seamen in the Top picture are ll To rl MONSON, RODGERS, WHITE, SEIDLING, JETER, REIFF and KILLEEN while The six chiefs mugging forthe camera include fl To rl COLE, KALKOFEN, MOYER, WOOTEN, DALRYMPLE and HAMILTON fmiddle rightj. Others went in for more active occupations occasionally, and below are the Tigers and Bears grimacing across The scrimmage line with referees LTJG PEACOCK and CAPT. MCDONALD checking Tor off- sioles. i" . L' 4--h '-Ni.-, 1' .,,,, ,,,. T. wh A page of miscellaneous photos showing STATEN ISLAND and WYANDGT in The channel Cupper lefty, the transfer of mail from HMNZS ENDEAVOR To STATEN ISLAND Cup- per rightj, McMurclo's helicopter carrying The "ice saw" into the channel Uovver lefrl and the proud lady in her natural habitat flower rightl. .-J- f.,'51:-3 .hr 1 - K ' f " H li I L 'F I, if 1.7"'f 'T 'Ii'-'T "f'f'5-7"-25591-"' if -"lie A " ' ' - r .r V- A 1 ff?,Q,., .. V r Y f fr ff - if rf ,Q ,fs ..,,.1i..m.ghktq. A! 1 :' ' si .Hu 2111 ff., .L"f5-1"- 'i .J 1" . ', Vi ' iii' :I 3 " ' 2 'V . 5. Q. Q ."'M'5'-2'if'iQ-'r,ff,,, .3 ,w,a1f:,,- , , , -fu- he 1, , , . - '. , A . . ff ef' , ' , ""lv+.-,6:,, iii: Q him YX5 YT is :ri we L 29. I I I I I I I SIGHTS WERE plentiful in McMurdo Sound, and one of the most historic was Shackleton's hut nestled amid the penguin rookery on Cape Royds Cbelowl. IAIso see fol- lowing pagel. But Crightl Dr. GOLDSMITH was more in- terested in taking the temperature of each of seven layers of clothing on LTJG REEDY Iat leftj as part of his physio- logical studies on the effectiveness of various types of cold-weather gear. A - .-A.,..:v4' -1' 4- 113' , -..- .,..,.- ,, v-v v- -- ga., 'iv 4 .Av . .1.,.,....-- r A 1, GATI-IERED TOGETHER for one moment on the flight deck of STATEN ISLAND are most of the scientists who per- formed such valuable research during OPERATION DEEP- FREEZE IV. Familiar faces in photo at bottom of page in- clude Istandingl Dr. DUCKVVORTH tfirst on Ieftl, Dr. SLADEN Cthird from Ieftl, CAPTAIN LEWIS Isixth from leftl, SIR RAYMOND PRIESTLY, RICHARD PENNY and ROBERT STARR Cseventh, eighth and ninth from leftlg and kneeling, Dr. GOLDSNIITH Cfourth from Ieftl. Q - A TRIPODS AND TOURISTS: Pictured at the left is one of our rnost noted passengers, EMIL SCHULTHESS, world-famous Swiss photographer, who shot many a photo to be in- corporated later in a book on the Antarctic, while below, resplendent in bulky A-l gear, CHELEC DUNHAM ex- anwines a plaque on Scott's hut at Cape Evans, built in 1910 and still very much standing, thank you. STRICTIY IN COMMISSION Perhaps the outstanding fact concerning STY1 EN IS- LAND on DEEPFREEZE IV was that there were no major casualties to her engineering plant throughout the operation which could not be repaired by the ship's able and ready crew. This borders on the unbelievable when you catalogue all the ditlieulties experienced by other ships in the land of ice and snow, when you realize the tremendous strains placed upon the engines by hour after hour of rigorous ice-breaking. Constant vigilance and preventive maintenance of uni- formly high standards was the key to this performance, and not enough credit can be awarded the men who are responsible in very large measure for the success of our cruise. But this was no one-man or single-department effort and our praise must be lavished over the whole of STATEN ISLAND's complement: To the Supply Department, who helped make things infinitely more comfortable for all hands, and whose astute planning omitted nothing and provided for every eontingencyg To the Operations Department, for providing up-to-date and valuable information in so many areas, and keeping us constantly in touch with the remainder of the task forceg To the Deck Department for consistently excellent watch-standing, quick and efficient handling of cargo and the thousand and one tasks that keep an ice- breaker seaworthyg To the Air Department for keeping its ln-los in a con- stant state of readiness and performing a variety of missions with great dispatch and not even the hint of a casualty. , """f""'V' , Top right: COLEMAN EMI and OGBORN EM3 shown re- winding the tire and bilge pump motor in the Electric Shop. Bottorn right: A short break for the camera by MOELLER EM3, ENFINGER EM2, SVVANSON EM3, DERN EM3 and Ci-IELEC DUNHAM after re-insulating No. 6 Main Engine Generator. Bottom left: Progressive maintenance as ably performed by ROBINSON FN, HUBER EN3 and DACUS FN. If ' F x in H N A fp' QT A J' ON THE JOB: MARKS MR? 5-fveafmg over a hot lathe Cabovej whife CHAVEZ FN, WEEKS EN2, ROBINSON FN and HARRIS EN3 Crop righfb, goimed by VVILLETT EN3, MACH REDWINE and TOMES ENC below reassemblimg a repaired NO. 3 mam emgme MGR.-.'ef'. ,.H- 33 if 'F' L vs t . 1.,, , A, at +3 1:1 ' r' , Ir,-'.'-qua' .zygi-. . I I it -r' t 1- ' ' vv.":ah if - 'I' f t wi 5 -' E 5,1 ff xx 'gf " D if A ' 'ci -A IM' L ,VVV 'LM L 5 S '1' ji . i , A- , .T 1 --,-t- - . ,. , t 1 1- . -- - I - M 'YZ .H f 'T 5 I . " - All Q u '. .' rl :4 LITTLE AMERICA The new year began on an international note as STAT- EN ISLAND once more departed the channel, Lhig time to assist Her Majesty's New Zealand Ship ENDEA4 VOR whose destination was McMurdo's next-door neigh. bor, Scott Base. There was a special sense of satisfaction in this task for the crew of the icebreaker, since amid her cargo ENDEAVOR carried forty bags of mail from home. ENDEAVOR was berthed safely the same day, but there was no rest for the weary. On january 2nd the pride of the Service Force departed McMurdo for Little America V, along the massive Ross Sea ice shelf. With the thermometer hovering around zero and icy winds screaming in from the pole, STATEN ISLAND evacu- ated personnel and cargo, in a few hectic hours, as the historic site rapidly took on the appearance of a ghost community. No one awake for that night will ever forget the scene as the vehicles and sleds came rolling down the hill to the mooring site, a site which threatened at any minute to break away and head for sea. It was a race against time and the bitter cold, but once more the icebreaker emerged on top. THE HISTORIC site at Little America, established by AD- MIRAL BYRD, and here shown occupied by LTJG MC- KASKLE, LTJG SIRP, DENNIE AD3 and LTJG ROBERTS Uoplg and by CDR LEWIS, SIR RAYMOND PRIESTLY, and CAP- TAIN MCDONALD Cmiddlel. A CLOSE-UP shot of the Ross Sea Ice Shelf ibottom rightl from which giant bergs break off every year, and the ice- littered forecastle of STATEN ISLAND Cbottom leftl. 'Q '11 99' K.:- ANOTHER SHUT of the fovepmr I ' X of Nw H+:-breaker difer- a bout with freezing stormy seas fkjwlo-NT, L13 Above, GRAY SN Ueftj and NICOLO SN Mighty orc shown fn We daily chores. S .-J' -'--a.,.- vgm... ,- 1: 'X a-1 3 Y 1 1 X. 411 A S . , . W- 4, K s L.. Yli W t FH' ' I 4 1' J jg F. f , .-N-. -K c H ' x .Q -wx, , .. - -. - 4 ? V- J ? A G U . SV, 3 f' 3. ' 1: A ' 7- L ,pne- ,,,... .. J il, 8 . A it '1 I Q ' V HQ 5 - -S I q I' 'S-"Jn 7 ' " Q . mg: .. ,, W . I Ls .Haw 1 H ., .- -5 V, -K. . . -.-7- ,mtg 'V E F .W W -n A NIGHT T0 REMEMBER. lITTI.E AMERICA V Q .w . 'flftl I ,, ' 'E wif? fef' E: ',- . ' ,V A , ' , Q L ' I - I I -.' jajrf I1 pi 1 -M,,,.. Tk G . - KR - t cf! A. xi-S l fb? I V ,fp di ,Q 1 is--. One of the supreme personal recreations on DEEP- FREEZE IV was the nurturing and cultivation of all manner and shape of beards. Bushy and stringy, fancy bluff, hairy growths sprouted from a majority of d, surviving for various periods usually di- to the amount of irritation produced. best examples of STATEN ISLAND will- 2-bw 1 5 i A power are reproduced above by Couter ring, -clockwise from 12 o'clockJ MARCHMENT AGI, LAROQUE DKSN, COLEMAN EMI, FOSTER SK3, MOYA RMS, SULLIVAN RM3, SWANSON EM3, MARTINEZ DoBBs FN, B1oRsoN SN and or-:MPSEY sicig may linner circle, clockwise from 121 STYVE EN 1, LAS AG2, PBEMZIC PHI and SAULS SN. A ' " , , - , rx - U., 'isp f -F-i, 22-Lius....o1:. an W' 11,1 nf' ' CAPE HAHETT: GARDEN SPOT OF THE ANTARCTIC After a short stop at McMurdo to transfer Little Ameri- ca acquisitions, the icebreaker was off once more, lead- ing the now empty NESPELEN out the channel, through the pack that hugged Beaufort Island and into open water. After a days steaming, STATEN ISLAND then made its rendezvous with the cargo vessel AHNEIS fahove leftj and headed for Cape Hallett. Of all the magnificent and other-worldly vistas to he viewed in the Antarctic, there is little douht that Cape Hallett is the most breathtaking. It is ringed hy jagged mountains and picturesque hergsg glaciers and icefalls abound, and with every passing hour the Antarctic sun changes the shadows and glinting colors in a glorious panorama. if .A ' 514,11 ., .,,,-.M--,.x f 15' K .4 i T. :J -L f -. rf . ws. qgiplpizun V' ' - .5 Q, Suv!-i"i l ',,J 'fl --K 1 W -e -fF'i'5r, -9 t i M. - , ,- , -4 ,ylfm Q' gain r W V- Q F, 4- , Half the day the harhor at Hallett is clogged with ice of all sorts and description, and then, like clockwork with the ehhing tide, the Hoes and bergs and growlers move out once again. During these periods off-loading operations took place via the ARNEB LCM's, while STATEN ISLAND experienced a few days of well- earned rest. The hase at Hallett is nestled in the shadow of a high cliff, and its principal feature is a large and unruly penguin rookery which sprawls for acres in every direc- tion. A numher of the parent hirds were out at sea during our visit. hut there were chicks galore, and their antics provided constant amusement. To the various scientists aboard, though, this was serious business, and penguin I I 1 ,v W M, ' ti' lt""' ' gf '59-E y i .' l4S41d.??.fe.- banding parties, observation groups and the like roamed the premises. The Coast Guard icebreaker NORTHWIND was also at Hallett, but a change of plans diverted her to assume the tasks of the GLACIER, leaving STATEN ISLAND to finish up NORTHVVIND3 work, which consisted of completing the evacuation of Little America V. So back to the other end of the Ross Sea went STATEN ISLAND and ARNEB, and the last remaining personnel and sup- plies were taken aboard, the remnants being left to the wind and snow. The familiar sight of Bit. Erebus in Nlchlnrdo Sound greeted us once more, as the icebreaker got in a few more licks at lengthening the channel. Finally she was relieved by NORTHXVIND, and the long voyage out of the Ross Sea and around the continent to the Indian Ocean side-and XVilkes Station- was about to begin. CLEVER l.lTTl.E BIRDS: NICHOLAS AG2 topper rightl RICH- ARD PENNEY flower leftl and RAINER GOLDSMITH llovver rightl civilians, all have their moments at Hallett with the clever little creatures who make this Antarctic paradise their summer headquarters Cmiddle rightl. all 1 x- QQ X A In 0' -ga ."'f .- -. '--s.- 4',---ww 55' ,aff 1 ' ' ' ' , ..- ru ., Q 4 I , ', ' ' "--if Y . - ' ' . ' 4 - V ,V .L . ,. . Lt... , . , . I - ,--.- -, .. I-x,. A , - Q- . .. . x . "rf "1 . J ' t ' i if I Eff V in -'li' 1Ahf"fL Q. N -lf FM" ' .L - ' J ' 5- , -J?-i,2,f.' ,ff ' 'rg .-Q-.I - 4 f fi -t.-. -f ISM., -5-'f - 'M HY.: ery!" king? .61 Q A . la D? ss at - , A 5 A ., Q,-- . ., .7 N, 45-3 ,gh A, .Al-sho. ' "1 line. ' ig X goliixgl' agp, f - :vs .-. J 'I .,'Q1 t sei' ., 1, ke. '- a, V . . ,gi gi as , Av if- -'WV' 'L.-l..-- quid-f""'fl7' ' S bf, 39 7-:WM ,4-'ft "' A -- -f-"Lf "f'f 493' -A U K Mk EN ROUTE T0 WILKES The trip around to Wilkes was not a dull one as the xx exe several diversions worthy of notlce The first these conceined the desire of an Antarctic veteran to see h15 old home SIR RAYMOND PRIESTLEY of England fpictuied leitj xx IS one of our most notable guests during OPEP -XTION DEEPFREEZE IV This years recipient of the Founder s Med il of the Roy il Geographical Society SIR HAXNIOND has many years of efcplorlng and scien- tific work in distant places belnnd him including serv- ice with the Shackleton and Scott expeditions to the Antarctic shortly after the turn of the twentieth century. f Among his adventures are included spending an entire Antarctic winter in a cave of ice with a few weeks pro- visions, augmented by seals and penguins, waiting foi? the ship that never camel One winter, however, SIR RAYMOND remained in the Antarctic in relative comfort, at Cape Adare, the north- western corner of the Ross Sea. His hut is still standing tsee helowl as we found out when we stopped at Cape Adare briefly, although damaged and with the roof blown away. XVhile in Robertson Bay, oceanographic studies were conducted, and the 50 year-old campsite visited. .X second stop was made for several days at the Balleny Islands, discovered in 1830 by a British sealer, but virtually unexplored since that time. A group from the icebreaker became the first on record to land on Buck- ley Island, the largest of the five volcanic heaps which comprise this landmark. Oceanographic and cartographic studies were made dur- ing this time, considerable amounts of rock and marine algae specimens were collected, five Adelie penguin rookeries were newly discovered and numerous photo- graphs including aerial shots were taken. Not only was it difficult landing the LCVP's on the current-swept beaches of the Ballenies but it was also touch-and-go conning the icebreaker itself through waters abounding with jagged pinnacles climbing peri- lously close to the surface, any one of which could have torn a gaping hole in the hull. . ,,,g."Ye " Z'- j' '..iu.. 4" W' 4' X 4. . I' +'9..'Q 1:4 Above: SIR RAYMOND PRIESTLEY and the Commanding Officer inspect the remains of SIR RAYMOND'S former winter quarters on Cape Adare. Upper right: Constant maintenance on the helicopters was necessary to keep the whirly-birds in operating trim. Lower right: ANDERSON SN gazing at the photographer as another landing party goes ashore for scientific and tourist-style endeavors. Finally it was on to Wilkes. En route we sighted Iapan- ese, British and even Russian whaling vessels plying their trade in the calm waters off the continent, the tiny whalers scurrying around chasing the mammoth beasts and the large factory ships handling the abund- ance of tasks involved in making the Moby Dicks com- mercially valuable. Little ice was encountered on this journey, but there were icebergs galore, all shapes and sizes, and a con- tinuing delight for shutterbugs. There were also some of the most beautiful sunsets ever witnessed, as the ship had progressed far enough north so that night became more than just a name once more. l I . . sd,-" s U, f'. .. f 'Q' 77 .... wi . s-.ff .V . V Hg W-is 5 ab' 41 e 'n W WY Aug . -kk X i 3 WILKES IN TERLUDE A final burst through a city of icebergs and some scat- tered pack Csee photos this pagej, and the STATEN ISLAND had reached Wilkes Station. XVe were pre- ceded by the MACC-A DAN, a Danish merchantman chartered by the Australian Government to convoy rep- resentatives from Down Under to this distant outpost. The purpose: to accept control of XVilkes from the Americans for the forthcoming years. 4, --- -W r H Ja- A - -.- Q ,- ' c A ' 4 ' A :vp Ky jk -' xl- - - A, 'T ...F-J, .. ' ,,, , -N , ,,,,, 1. ., a Q v Q .ix--V af A 3 my ,- "J ,Q-N 'L' ia' . , . I , E ' -. i A A S+?--' Cargo unloading progressed swiftly through the use of Australian amphibians, and by 3 February backloading had also been accomplished. The entire American com- plement of the base had to be embarked for the trip to Australia, and the already crowded icebreaker work- ed overtime to find room for the new arrivals, so anxious to return to civilization after the long cool winter. D ' ' ,,..,, fe p- BV1 O 'f-1-wmL.Z.5,'1""'?"'35V.A :.--7'fff"'f--f-f' ' .-4. - .. ' A , , M- - 1 ,., A -- ' .... -- Q- "-A---' P -- 7- -- - T 1- df" 1 ef - ' 43, A - . . - 'r-4 -4-- In ,':',, - g -? Jul -. 5 'Q-his-...f 0- 1,4 A., -,, , 4 5165 5 Q - Y V- .-. , .. . ---ani--,- . ' ' "F" ' . A L T' f Vw ,v 5 f ..""!"Z"f1. - - - V . . ' A- -1a:i,.w. 3?, 35-.' , A ""f"'f41-wifi-I-SiLl'f.2"""2' , v- , . -1-.. w , 5' " ' ' 'QL ,Af V I 'ah igtiwg-M 3""!'..4fT'V' ' - ji nf U, U Si -4, s. fp i r Af- , 43"""3f Above left: CAPTAIN LEWIS Iseconcl from lettl conters vvith Dr. PHILIP LAW of the Australian party Clettl, Dr. SPARKES American leader ot Wilkes Station Crightl and an unidentified Australian prior to the turnover cerennonies. i In i i is ff -fi.-f -A :fr "4 - L - "P p...4' 4 f ,l...,4a,5,,-- .. -1 1 ' of if" . -v-' " ' ' 7' ,,"x. , -r , If -f""""'-1"5S" ' '- ' .- K - .. buf- pf . Af- r.-if -',k,.4',g..f,,.f -A Il-ifg .n..- ' T 'fini' ' 'A' T- ..2"1 ' ,If.,..g.n:'.':'ti Above right: The Danish merchantman MAGGA DAN, veteran ot many a polar sojourn, and painted a bright recl tor quick identification, lies at anchor in Vincennes Bay. Below: The Southern Cross and Stars and Stripes flutter in the Antarctic breeze atop the Wilkes administration building, - N, S. I cl I s Af., -.,4-1' Q- . 1- 'f HQ- 5 ' 4 -.-P4 .. A - - ". - a I 1. - i I -f, I - -, ' ' fl Q V, 'V' b I, 4 ' Q, - . . V "' 4 A X , I A 1' I , ,rg ,ll 'N 1 'N I 'g . ,h Q , ,, . .- ,N VA Q , ' Vg ,wx J- I, ' "I , ' " 'L '-' . 7 - Q FE- 7' 4- ,-, 14' 11" as-K i.:Q Above and top right: CDR PRICE LEWIS, JR., representing the United States government officially turns over the administration of Wilkes Station to the government of Australia, flanked by Dr. PHILIP LAW and LCDR THOMP- SON. Dr. LAW represented the Australian government. Bottom left: Dr. RICHARD MILLER, marine biologist from Long Beach State College, California, shown with BRE- LAND DC3. Bottom right: Dr. GOLDSMITH and CAPTAIN LEWIS apply the knife to a trussed-up Antarctic seal, preparatory to making an autopsy to determine what goes into that huge stomach. On 5 February COMMANDER PRICE LEWIS, IR., senior United States governmental representativepres- ent, turned over administration of NVilkes Station to the Australians in a short but impressive ceremony. The Antarctic is a fertile breeding ground for inter- national amity, let there be no doubt of that, and this was one more example of cooperation between nations in a scientific venture that vitally concerns all. fElls- worth Station in the XVeddell Sea, which STATEN IS- LAND estahlished during DEEPFPIEEZE II, was trans- ferred to Argentinian administration this year also.l LIX IU ' I 1 -X- rf- : 115' --F '2"5'T?,y f lr? 'hi 's 3 BEER BUST: Men of the STATEN ISLAND swarm ashore for a warm-hearted, if cold-blooded party, on the shores of Wilkes Station. Recognizable are Crop centerj LAMUTH SN and NICHOLAS AG2g ffop right, I to rl MOELLER EM3, ENFINGER EM2, MELTON FN and DERN EM3. Throughout the short stay at XX'illccs the S'l'.-X'l'liN ISLAND scientific program wus in hill swing. lilootl samples uncl throat swubs from XYilkt-s Station personnel. fish specimens from the fertile seas mul iuiotlier tlocls of penguins were typical cxaunples. 'P ,'s x..h .y -4-i"!"' .-Xt lust. on 6 Feln'uary, all passengers and gear were nbonrcl and the icebreaker was ready to leave the Ant- arctic behind for good. lt had been ll busy eventful few months, but no one was too sorry to be heading home, and that six-clay liberty' coming up in Melbourne really sounclecl goocl. l'p clone the anchor and around swung the nose of the ship to the nortli-mission complctccl safely and suc- cesslnlly. , . 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Y ?"d f' -rr-H-.. - u - Top left is the Ist Division: front row Cl to rl MONSON, MOONEY, PUGESAK, KEBODEAUX, McCOOLg second row: YUNGER, SHEPARD, REIFF, KILLEEN, WILLIAMS: third row: DUNGCA, OLSON, WHITE, SAULS, RENCH, HIGHLEY, fourth row: FEGURGUR, HELPINGSTINE, LONGDYKE, SUD- LOW, LINGO, fifth row: CHBOSN SCHARER and HAMIL- TON, BMC. Below them is the second division, kneeling, HENDERSON, WASSON, SAMPSON, LAHUE, SHIVELEY, JETER, FLINT, first row standing: MONROE, NICOLO, VARNUM, SCHUERGER, RODGERS, WAINWRIGHT, BIND- ER HARVEY second row MCCRACKIN POWELL LEON ARD SPATH OBERG LOOMIS REIDBURN COOK back row ANDERSON VINSON THAMES SEIDLING BLECH SCHMIDT . ' Q ..- f , 'Y ,f ef, ,M or .- l --.4 - Y , V .- -.sw , ' ..s L- ' W .. ,- . Mf, -. - ,-...h: - MELBOURNE: A VERY SHORT VISIT Alter a smooth and uneventful trip north, STATEN IS- LAND finally arrived at Melbourne on 13 February, inorc than ll weeks after its last contact with civiliza- tion. All hands were fully prepared for a week they would always remember, After an inspection by the Commanding Officer, liberty call went down and the quarterdeck was swarming with people. Suddenly the entire complexion of things changed abruptly. An urgent message had just been received from Coininander, Naval Support Forces Antarctica, ordering ST.-XTEN ISLAND to depart Melbourne the following morning. return to Lyttclton, pick up sup- plies. and-of all places-head back for Mckilurdo. XVith NOlirl'lnlNX'lND diverted to the Palmer Peninsula, there was no other icebreaker available to make the final run llilkklll. lt was a hard blow to take alter so long in the ice, and with Melbourne beckoning and Seattle not far awayg but once more the icebreaker responded to the call- and with a single nights hectic liberty under our belts, we stood out across the Tasinan Sea to New Zealand. The first view of Melbourne we had was the vessel pic- tured ltop rightl, which carried our pilot out to meet us. After berthing, the Commanding Officer spoke to the assembled crew on the flight deck lbottom rightj. And the Deck Department posed prettily for their pictures. I Q r E I ' ' - 1 I I ' ' i I , I I I - . . 46 , ,115-iegp. ,g K - . ! , 'Fl' 'I -, rv-"wi" l fir r , , , , f , A ' if V-N5 -'tb 41?J2,Qf:f'f:,4UiBll fx 'STA Qwdh P' BUSY BROW: Following the inspection labovel the center of activity in Melbourne was the ciuarterdeck area. Two of the most prorninent passengers carried on STATEN ISLAND are shown departing flower leftj over the normal route, after a rapid ntaturation from the baby Emperor Penguin chicks taken at Coulrnan Island, bound for the friendly confines of the Melbourne Zoo as a gift from the icebreaker. Unfortunately they don't rate the sideboys that the Australian Naval Officer in Charge, Victoria, was furnished with flower rightl. f 3? 'lb ,xi5,fTr"'.:"?,5.r:g gs- L gi L , as ' A . -l 4. -- -V --- as-9 vi 'D T- :' , " 4 , 7- 1- . I A , Wm , f-L 'hh' ' il 7. AT ORK Upper left: MARTINEZ SH3 with helpers PRESCOTT, REN- TERIA and GUIDRY, all seamen, baling out The laundry after a small catastrophe that was merely routine to This group. Upper right: Although never fired in anger for even for practicej AO mm's require constant maintenance and this they received from The capable gun crews. Lower left: MARCHMENT AGT in his office, whence came all sorts of information and predictions about the weather, which proved highly accurate and very useful. Lower center: Clipping the curly locks of TOMES, ENC, is the busy ship's barber, FERNANDEZ SH2, whose job con- tinued no matter what the weather or scenery outside. Lower right: Senior man in terms of service aboard STAT- EN ISLAND, SAMPSON BM2 concentrates hard in the sail locker, thinking of those days when the ship was returned from Russia. 48 X .. ya M.. ,. v . lb-gjjlfiaz V 4' i .1 BINDER GMSN sfraddles gums. MARTIN QM3 Sgfmis -xm- ofher ship while POWER RM3 Qopies The Hee? of o3c i :a5r during the working day, but after hows its relaxanom in The crew's lounge for STATEN ISLAND crew members, fr- -i-151, ii, ' v , ,-8 L, r ' , ,, A . Vo ' jf ' 5 -'f,2. if 2. .yy , s " ,t ., H :X J lb.. I ...f-' X Sn ."w. 'XA gi' X ' 4' ,A I lv' XX li BACK AGAIN l Wie arrived at Lyttelton on February 19th, and spent three days the1'e taking on supplies, passengers and mail for the return trip to the ice. At last all was in readiness and we pointed the bow south once more. There was one stop along the way this time, at a tiny New Zealand weather outpost on Campbell Island to deliver mail and some supplies. The voyage down was rough once more. and added to the seas there was thick fog to hamper our movements. But navigating by feel and sixth sense, we managed to reach our destination at McMurdo Sound on the 2nd of March. All the ice had departed for parts unknown, but the thermometer had dropped below zero and an icy wind blew down the slopes we unloaded our mail and provisions. Passengers were embarked, and then the toughest task of all came: to move two YOC's around Hut Pt. to the lee side. W'hat could have been a simple towing job was compli- cated enormously by the freezing weather, the shallow bottom and the huge amount of ice still frozen to the YOG's. YVhen it was found that the LCVP and Green- land cruiser could not accomplish the movement, the icebreaker had to go in close to the treacherous beach to take the first YOG in tow. It was slow frigid work, but finally the YOG was safely around to the other side. But now the seas and wind increased, and opera- tions had to be suspended for the day. As night came on, the anchored STATEN ISLAND was in danger of broaching, and, with a deadline to meet back at Lyttel- ton, she was forced to leave McMurdo and head for Hallett. Two views of Campbell Island tbelovvi and offloading operations by LCVP at McMurdo during below zero Weather Cabovej. if S' MOVING THE YOG around Hut Point Itop right and bee Iowj was an exciting and difficult task, requiring the Ut- most in seamanship and patience A section of the icebreakefs O2 deck frightl snowing . the effect of heavy spray and freezing teniperatcires. 'T '4-+ . :gi t'-'. 'C 43 . x . I ' .lk ol -'Hi-me- ,.,.., K , -wa -fine.-:'Q, ' - e., ' ' . ' l I - D I A kv --q,-. Q . -1 ,Q A QYSDX- . . - Vx! M' ' A-t""'v. x 'M 'A' . P -fr SI-,, ' A. -fnfj, ' 'V ...L '4- Iv-hm 'HI 1 .f 'car 146,64 ,,, 1. I g A 'Q A i .tb I -as P in V L I 4 W by .Qi gy ' - .f sf-.iw -A f V A I v '- l ,, b 1 Cl' ' 5' ' E' ,,i.,,.. AA, -- -M.r,r,g fi, 'TJ N f -v ' ,frm TQ limfb: . y 'S' X l The Honorable F. H. RUSSELL, United States Ambassador to New Zealand is welcomed aboard the STATEN ISLAND bythe captain with full honors. NEW ZEALAND, HERE WE COME ST ATEN ISLAND arrived at Hallett on 5 March, only XVellington was perhaps the most pleasant liberty pOff encountered on this cruise. It is a most cosmopolitan city, quaint and modern at the same time, and altogether to find that the LCVP landings were clogged with ice and inaccessible. lt was necessary to offload cargo bv helicopter using cargo slings, but the men were in a hurry to leave the Antarctic and we were finished and off the same day. New pancake ice was forming fast as we headed north, and we knew that in a few weeks that part of the Ant- arctic would begin to seal itself off for another winter. The voyage to Lyttelton was rough as usual, and the fog hung low for several days. But we were heading home-- eventually-and it didn't seem to matter as much. VVe arrived at Lyttelton on March 11th and spent the next few days there, taking in the sights of nearby Christchurch. Scheduled to return to New Plymouth, we were informed that they had no berth available for us after we had already gotten underway, so a neat diver- sion was made to the capital city of Wellington. enjoyable. It was here too that the American AmbaS- sador to New Zealand paid a visit to STATEN ISLAND fsee photol. lust prior to departing Wfellington, the American EIU- bassy got wind of an urgent situation developing fm Niue Island, a tiny isolated New Zealand dept-3I1d811CY in the South Pacific. It seems the islanders had been struck by a brutal hurricane some time earlier, and beside doing a great deal of damage, the storm hilt-l depleted the food supply to an emergency level- Niue had no airstrip and the next ship was not chile ill for some time. So the services of STATEN were volunteered to transport some much meat to the island on her way home. A L 4-I-sdaiiik-tw Above: A stranger in town! at her berth in Wellingtorfs rurbov P Center: The STATEN ISLAND ll ssengers ot W r 5, loading a truckload of corneal mutton rd rt for the Niue Islanders. Bottom right: Under the watchful eye of Boatswaun s Mate UTAH HAMILTON the New Zealand delncacles are brought aboard for further transfer to the strscken Island A ,gg . . .1 W 253, :i,aQ,,, mggylgf' 'x:.7j- , 5. '7' 3 1 t F ,,.A .fff "Q 1 '- -...,, r ' v fffi' ff 4 eff ' ce NIUE ISLAND This proved to be a most diverting stopover, which broke up the long cruise to the States very opportunely. The natives and New Zealand commissioners were un- doubtedly gratified to welcome the sailors of the mercy icebreaker, and much entertainment was provided. The boys and girls of the island put on dancing exhibitions, ending with an invitation for the sailors to dance with Niuean maidens which was accepted in fine spirit-and resulted in the most fantastic combination of hula, fox trot and rock-and-roll. Finally we were off once more, and this time-at long last-our destination was actually the continental United Bottom, left and right: The landing party, like the emer- gency supplies was carried ashore by the versatile lighter. "'x ' z Z ----aan States. San Diego looked awfully good as we entered the harbor April 7th to oitload our helicopters. Com- mander Service Squadron Une, CAPTAIN B. M. DOD- SON, USN, came aboard at Ballant Point to ride STAT- EN ISLAND into North Island-and offer his congratu- lations on a job well done. After a short stay, we began the last leg of our journey, running into heavy seas off Northern California and Oregon, which delayed our arrival in Seattle until April 1-ith. But what a happy day that was as the icebreaker rounded XVest Point and stood into Pier 91. The biggest thrill for the Niue Islanders was watching and, tor the lucky ones, riding in the "big iron birds." ,gm 1 , S 1 l, v in 1 , J' 5 exp lg? - ...1 uf a 1 gl' 2 F' Q. -' l .Rl Jie. i '29 tn It . .J Above: Refreshments. Top left and right: A group of Niue's sociable population and an example of their handiwork. Center right: Dexterity was necessary to negotiate the trip ...-km .lk V -e I ,4 2 1 1 L i ,. 5? JH 4 fm 2 ii " M ,.. Q'-17? ,I J ,., -' FH: , s . , ..,,' A A, dun.-4 rw f .. J :ig-5,1 : T' :Q H y U 'L 6 il '-V' fl .,-,, f S- Q' T'g" F' c 11-3 M v 5 . , 'f. . 'L ' L, -'qw vi 'Q if . ,lJ-I A 'W' ' sv an A-Y z- 'MW5-fd 4 K- ,Q 3- ! , ' Lv XX 6 I. i. . lr K 'CPF' ki: 105 U Qllll iidilili' '44 .pat -C I w 1' 9 ,,.. f-P-i"t::il"!'l'l.J: ,i gn-I XVives and sweethearts lined the pier, and a Navy hand broke into the familiar strains. Reporters and camera- men swarmed aboard as the hrow went over: the return of the icehreaker was big news. Men saw small children they had never seen hefore, hrought into the world during the five and one-half months we had heen away. It was a reunion en masse, and if felt very good. And as the general pandemoninm suhsided. we were Top center: Pier 91, band, rain and all to welcome Us back to Seattle. Bottom: Everyone was there to greet us Cbottom leftl almle to draw up a final balance sheet on our accomplish- ments. It was indeed a favorable one. Many thousands of miles away, we had encountered our special ene- mies-ice, hitter weather, uncertain seas-and we had emerged victorious. XVe were still strong and very much in commission. XVe had completed all missions assigned in the face of very special difficulties. XVe had, indeed. kept our rendezvous with Antarctica. CO of the Naval Station, Cbottorn rightj COM SERVRON ONE and tcenterl another new girl for UTAH HAMILTON BMC. V. f f -f 1 . .1-1 -4 1-', 'D 91 UISE ROSTE SUPPLY DIVISION if if-'51 H, .i V' 5 -lf 4 ., f ' . 1, 1-3 . ff T.-. 1 W . J -1 R. 5 K A WS - , ':- I ,. . T 'N 2 ' 09 .1-1 4 1 .1 s T Ffa is . K .1 . l .T ,K R V R, EQQQV.-,QE .311 -' I if "'',7 I I I avi - 3 1, . ., fi' gt- T 'I' ffu - Y Y 'L 7 1, n. i' YA: A I A X 1 . , V. , ,WU 5 if .1-R , 5, fi, ' . . A , CW if 7 "A" " 1 1 I '5 I Q35 First Row Second Row A. B. DACUT, SD2 L. UNDERWOOD, JR., SK3 R. L. SKELTON, SHI R. P. GOGUE, SD3 T. J. OVERALL, SDCA J. R. DAVIS, CS3 A. J. CASTLEBERRY, CSC E. R. FOSTER, SK3 T. L. REVIS, CSI L. K. MARTINEZ, SH3 F. R. FERNANDEZ, SH2 L. LAROCQUE, DKSN L. C. VOGTSBERGER, SN Fourth Row J. G. RENTERIA, SN D. C. ACIERTO, TN J. A. QUINATA, SN . C. P. ROWELL, SN Not Pictured LTJG E. PHELPS D. D. GILLEN, JR., SN R. v. AURELIO, TN A. c. GUIDRY, SN w. B. TURNER, TN F. o. ANDERSON, sica Q, '... I D. A. HOWELL, SN R. L. MELGAARD, csz Third Row K. R. LOVE, SN J. B. LANUZGA, TN C. W. PRESCOTT, SN C. C. BALAN, TN R. G. RUIZ, TN D. G. MOYEDA, SN J. L. JIMMERSON, SN LT R. D. CHRISTENSON V sfcoun Division -I L' Q V 'H' K b ., s . '12, 1 ,.. :T 'F' J, -A A .Q .. 1 M . . 5. w iff ,J T -ff Firsf Row Second Row Third Row Fourth Row J. F. SAMPSON, BM2 A. L. LAHUE, BM3 G. R. WHOLK, SN B. H. VINSON, SN W. C. MONROE, BMT L. F. JETER, SN J. W. THAMES, SN R. D. POWELL, JR., SN J. E. DALRYMPLE, GMC R. A. WAINWRIGHT, SN G. L. VARNUM, SN F. J. NICOLO, SN L. J. HENDERSON, FT1 R. COOK, SN R. W. LOEFFLER, SN R. l. BINDER, SN R. W. WASSON, GM2 J. E. LEONARD, SN H. K. OBERG, SN A. F. MCCRACKIN, SN Fifth Row Sixth Row Nor Pictured T. E. BLAISDELL, SN R. G. STEWART, SN BLECHSCHMIDT, SN J. P. BIGLEY, SN S. E. REIDBURN, FTASN SEIDLING, SN D G. B. RODGERS, SN A R. ANDERSON, SN LOOMIS, SN Q A . D. A. SCHUERGER, SN W. C. SPATH, FTASN LTJG J. L. REIFSCHNEIDER, .T L Emo. HARVEY, SN D. D. sHiveLY, SA JN First Row R. A. SUDLOW, SN C. L. RENCH, BM2 CHBOSN H. J. SCHARER U. C. HAMILTON, BMc J. A. YUNGER, BM2 R. A. LONGDYKE, SN B D P. F A B. D FIRST DIVISION ani xt. if ' I , Second Row Third Row F. A. MOONEY, SN L. F. LINGO, JR., SN E. O. SAULS, SN E. A. KEBODEAUX, SN L. T. PUGESEK, SN G. L. WHITE, SN T. M. OLSEN, SN J. E. MONSON, SN R. F. FEGURGUR, SN L. G. SMITH, SN L. M. HELPINGSTINE, SN R. O. WILLIAMS, SN HHICOPTER DEPARTMENT Not Available for Pictures W. ROBERTS, LTJG E. SIRP, LTJG L. MCKASKLE, LTJG D. BERKEBILE, AMS2 J. DENNIE, ADR3 L. SNEED, ADI R. TERRY, ADR3 L. SHUEY, ADRAN D. Booiceii, AEI3 G. Bum, Ara mi LEMON, AN Noi Pictured J. KILLEEN, SN J. M. DUNGCA, SN O. E. REIFF, SN E. W. HIGHLEY, BMI P. MCCOOL, SN A 53 , ,4 . . 31545 L 'I L- . , , "M " DIVISION 995 -'VN I . 4. 1 , I fu A Q .. ' jf' 1 .Q .v-1 ,, . - ' I-5. ' ' 1 Tlx' 1 T ..,, ' ' ' V . X Z.. ' I 1 . A F25 l l f Ju- ? .iff-L .- ' - L . l ..,:.1 . - - ww -J IIYI il , 3- I ' 'Q fi P .25 y, mi. :YZF ' I za ' at 'Z ':'t3f+5.! L fr' f - 'Q -' A fwf -I i - ' ' 4 lf. 4 ff xy fvfj .QTY , f I' I . f, ,Lf A 'L x L "' if - I s. A . 5 -- 1- " Fr 3 I ZZ'-lf" A L Z First Row V. L. TOMES, ENC MACH L. R. REDWINE D. NIXON, SFCA Second Row A J. . MURPHY, SFI R. O. STYVE, ENI T. H. FICKE, ENI B. R. WEEKS, EN2 D. E. WARREN, EN2 J. N. DUNHAM, EN2 C. R. MOORE, SFM2 K. R. MARKS, MR2 LTJG D. A. REEDY w. K. TALFION, occ Third W. H. BRELAND, DC3 D. H. BAUMGART, FP3 A. C. CHRISTENSEN, BT3 J. L. WILKERSON, EN3 G. E. GEIST, EN3 Row J. T. CAMPBELL, FN R. L. HARDY, ENFN D. G. FLATLAND, EN3 R. L. DANIELS, FN L. E. LAMBETH, FN Fifth Row G. E. HANSON, EN3 H. T. POOL, EN3 R. F. COLE, FN D. E. RESMONDO, EN3 K. R. HARRIS, FN J. D. ROBERTSON, FN Fourth Row A W. I. PETRO, YN3 W. R. WILLETT, EN3 R. J. WALDRON, BTFN J. D. HALL, EN3 M. L. JOHNSON, FN E. R. KAINO, SFP3 C. F. BRAXLEY, JR., FN R. HARRIS, JR., EN3 Not Pictured NELSON, SFPFN M. E. MOCK, EN3 R. K. STEELE, FN J. J. BUCHHEIT FN E '. s-I .3 :v l vu L'- .f Sixth Row R. KRELS, FN J. s. NEARY, FN L. G. HENKEL, FN R. E. WALJGH, FN R. s. JAMES, FN c. L. GREEN5 ENFN R. R. LOWES, FN F. 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