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THE COMMANDING OFFICER
Commander Wesley L. Larson, USN, a'vef,9,.gn
of 32 years naval service, assumed comman
STATEN ISLAND in August 1959 north of the
Arctic Circle. He was born in Goldfield, Colorado
in 1911. After formal schooling in Waterloo, Iowa
Commander Larson entered the Navy in 1929. The
early years were spent on the battleship COLORADO
where he had advanced to Warrant Bos'n by 1938,
At the beginning of World War H he was at Pearl
Harbor, the Officer of the Deck of a seaplane tender
TANGIER. Commander Larson was promoted to
Ensign in 1942 and saw much action in the
Asiatic - Pacific Theatre. He has been decorated
with the Bronze Star Medal and the Commendation
Medal both with the coveted combat "V", In Korea
Commander Larson was Commanding Officer of the
Military Department of the Transport JAMES OHARA
making landings at lnchon and Pusan. Married
since 1933 Commander and Mrs. Larson reside in
Seattle. They have two sons.
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Lieutenant Commander Paul J. Hoffman, USN, a
native of New York was born in Jamaica in 1922. r 1
He graduated from Jamaica High School in 1941 and
entered the Navy in 1942. Later selected for flight
training he received his Navy Wings and was com-
missioned an Ensign in 1944. Mr. Hoffman was
flying patrol missions from Curacao, Netherland's
West Indies until the end of World War II. During
the Korean Conflict he served on the staff of Com-
mander Carrier Division One as photo intelligence
officer. For his outstanding work in photo intelli-
gence he received the Commendation Medal. He
was also awarded the Navy Unit Commendation for
service in Korea. Mr. Hoffman earned his bachelor's
degree from the University of New Mexico through
the Navy's "Five Term" program. He was married
in 1946 and resides with his wife and four children
in Seattle, Washington.
CAP TAIN'S MESSAGE
Our participation in Operation DEEP FREEZE '61 was a challenge to each of us in
a different way. At one time or another we all experienced some hardships, frustrations,
and diSaPP0iHUH0Ilt, and yet there were also many humorous, enjoyable, and exciting
To some the mission of the STATEN ISLAND was dubious and unimportant, but tv
Ellie Navyf and to our country we knew it was vital and we worked together as a crew for 1
e satis action of accomplishing that mission. '
In the frozen world down d
I . un er we saw awe inspiring wonders of nature pass before y
us in unique and mammoth displays as few men before us have seen. Iknow W9 are
more mature and better men be '
cause of our experiences over the past seven months. t a f f
Q g .Now as orders take many of us to new duties 't ' d ' h th' book will ASQ., 115 .'.' C
STATEN ISLAND, a "Hind" class ice breaker
weighing over 6,000 tons is 269 feet long and 63
feet wide. She was constructed of individually
formed steel plating up to one inch thick, in San
Pedro, California. where the keel was laid in 1942.
When ready for sea in 1944 she was designated as
"Lend Lease" material and wa: loaned to the
To the Russians she became "Sei.erng.' Yeter",
F, "Q"-QMVW i .X Fr
meaning "North Wind". Her aeeignrtfent was with
the Northern Sea Router- C'uninnnd where Qhe Qerved
until 1951, when -he '.-.ae rfftumefi to the lfniteii
States in a ceremony at Brerrgr-rh-lien. fiwrnfiny.
Six officers and aixtf. fixf- enlurf-fl re: were her
crow as Hhf- :milf-ri inui Bfwtun In he r--fun-iitii1n+-'i
and comnii:-isinnf-fi into tif- VA. Yu.-. -ie VISXTPIN
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t'ruSh liirwugii ivy Qiwe-r 'M-fgjlttg viii vin viii-te pm-
gross, though slim, lfi1l'O'lLfiT ill Four ii'--. Her pro-
pulsion plant iwnrists ?l',W"H imrew it-over, :md n
ninximum speed of 16 knots. liv-r ftiel ind food
Stormie c:1P:u'il5' is Qiiffivierit to fer-fi her Q56 een
and officers for one year and circle the globe twice
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Preparations for DEEP FREEZE '61 consumed
many extra hours of hard work by all hands. Hun-
dreds of tons of supplies, provisions and special
sc-it-ntific apparatus were brought aboard before
ST XTICN ISLAND cleared Pier 91, Seattle, Washing-
ton. on 12 October 1960, enroute to San Diego,
falifornia. Each man underwent a rigid phySiCf1l
i-wamination to qualify for the venture which lay
ahead. lt would be rigorous and lonely duty.
ST NTEN lSLAND's power plant also received much
attention and proved its capability by completing 11
full trial run prior to arrival at San Diego on 18
October. The ship became apart of DEEP FREEZE
'61 on 24 October.
Infomation about the Aurora, cosmic rayS,
solar activity, and radio wave propagation is in'
valuable to our nation's rocket and missle program-
Modern day pioneers are blazing a trail for trans-
Antarctic polar air routes, and discovery of p0SSibl0
sources of mineral resources, and of new food
supplies from the rich ocean bottoms around the
great ice-bound continent. ,
A team of 3000 men in 9 ships and 28 aircraft
were assigned to assault the "Frozen Continent"-
The GOAL: To increase man's knowledge of this
vast unexplored area of the Earth's atmosphere,
surface, underwater bodies and magnetic 56159-
With opportunities unlimited for adventure,
STATEN ISLAND departed San Diego's "Harbor 111
the sun" on 24 October with a highly trained CNW
and scientific specialists aboard. Two helicopb0l'S
with their crews from HUTRON ONE became part of
3hiP'S 00IDPBny, to serve as mobile reconnaissance
and rescue teams in ice operations.
STATEN ISLAND'S hull is round, shaped
like a football. This feature is useful when
operating in the ice, as it prevents the ship
from being crushed by pressuring ice floes.
Ice is diverted downward, and the ship pops
up. .-it sea the lack of stabilizing fins
causes the ship to roll an the lefiet provoca-
ti0n. STATES l3l.lNll eriilore tie Mery-
thing in eight very -efurelg. on gc-:ting
underway, antiripacinu the ncirrvi-il W-QU
degree rolls, and, whic-le gr-r. worn- -.ery Frist.
San Diego to Xuenrfilifi i4 fi 'llSf,:l.?H'f' of
7,200 milf-f-1. is Lirrtv- puff-fi it ni. ie lftfll Eu
believe we vu-re nl ei-:i. 'lbw zrlifii LiF'7i.'v:v
rolling was nzis-uns. Thi- 1--zz Luv like '1
mill pfmfl, with f'fLf'l: rlfif, rririrf- i-A+-rixitifhil Iixm
Lhf! last, and rm:-fi-fiunwllx 1 -5, --i- f.l4'!li'U'
Sunswl inn.-x li'l'ijH5,4'fl lui. Lili. 'dur-lv Yt'r'v- vi. '14
spent Hun lmthimf 'ind ri-lrwimf mgri iw. Ur'
COUYHI' all play Plnfl rm uuirl-. 'xiii-wha :lu is ri
dull boy qu mivh flziy ww fill.-I! uiiriw H mf.
Mflivltivs. ln iiflfilflfifi ru '-Uil'b,l'lg" r?:-- rwr-
mnl hours-i thvrf- vu-rf" wwitvl 'f-f 1 In in- ,f...ffl,
fltly flnfl night. blll"ll Klfzw- avi-a Sp--rw! 'wut-
Cising tht- vrms uf :Hrivril lilll!'f0"l'4 rv!
general drills, invluflmi: gunnf-rj. rwrrisxxw-.
Tlwre was ii 15 vfililwr piftnl 'IY'iff'li. ll'-l1-
Copwr ops'-ration-Q ww-iirrf-41 fr'-'im-n'lj. 'md
the cre-w was kr-pt in mp Jvip'-. Hr: T
Novvnihvr we siglmwl nur fire! lfmfl, Quin
lswlnnd of the Hnniunn Hlrxnfl group. 'l'uw-iw
days lntvr ww sirriwd in lhwrtlrmnil, Xu-:rr-rilzi,
after having been at 4--:L for ruwniy Qix dnl. 4.
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AV.-NST! YOU LOWLY POLLYWOGSE
Crossing the Equator on 3 November at 160 degrees
West longitude was a day of gala celebration for
the 622 embarked Shellbacks and the Court of Nep-
tunus Rex, who came aboard to officiate at the line
crossing ceremonies. There were 192 pollywogs,
new to the Royal Domain of Neptunus Rex, ruler of
the raging main. The STATEN ISLAND, her offi-
cers, crew, and three civilian scientists were in-
spected by Davey Jones and Neptunus Rex. Before
the day had ended, the pollywogs had been found
worthy to be numbered as trusty Shellbacks, and
were cluly initiated into the solemn mysteries of the
ancient order of the deep. Wacky costumes, silly
duties and a painful trip through Neptune's court of
honorable Shellbacks marked the day.
Above: EVERY TRUE
SH ELLBACK HAS
KISSED THE ROYAL
BABY'S NAVEL - SO,
GET THEE DOWN.
Below: NO! YOU CO
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A VERY DELICATE
M A N E U V E R 0 N
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Almost 8,000 miles from Seattle across the
Pacific to the southwest, STATEN ISLAND entered
the recently modernized harbor facility of Portland,
Australia, on 18 November 60. This thriving young
sea port town of 5,000 people was celebrating the
official opening of a new harbor, and STATEN
ISLAND was privileged to join in the festivities.
Portland is located on the southern coast of
Australia, a bit to the east. The expanded port will
serve a large farm and cattle area, making markets
closer and more economical. This fine harbor is an
example of a peoples faith in themselves and the
future growth and development of their community.
The crew had passed inspection and was ready
for port. The sun was shining as STATEN ISLAND
slid in alongside the H.K. Anderson Wharf to be
greeted by official representatives of Portland, including His Wor-
r ship The N1:i5-or. along with Hundreds of townspeople curious to see
the I, .N Navy lu-liresilier.
This was indeed 3 good port of call for STATEN ISLAND
sailors, as many new friends were made and the hospitality ofthe
people of Portland left nothing to be desired.
STXTI-IN ISIAND opened her gangway to the city of Portland
durim! her stay the-re and gave personal escort to more than 5,000
visitors. lloth the guides and visitors enjoyed the pleasure of
each others COWPZIDX.
The harbor was declared officially open on Saturday, 19 Novem-
ber, hy Sir Dallas Brooks, the Governor General of Victoria, Au-
stralia. Faptain Larson of STATEN ISLAND was an honored guest
of the official party.
During the visit a special meeting of the Portland Town Council
was held. during which gifts were exchanged between Portland,
lustralia and Portland, Maine. Mayor N.G. Nic0l,LL.B., presented
the captain with a copy of the book "Story of a Port", a history of
Portland, personally autographed by the author Mr. Noel Learmouth.
l Delparture from Portland, Australia, was a reluctant one, but the
Joi a. ea would not wait. On 24 November STATEN ISLAND de-
parted for Christchurch, New Zealand, via Melboume Australia,
after a Thanksgiving feast of turkey and cranberry sauce.
After spending the weekend of 25-27 November
at Melbourne, Australia, the Staten Island crossed
the Tasman Sea, rounded the southem end of New
Zealand, and arrived at Port Lyttelton on 3 Decem-
ber. During this first stop at Lyttelton, the crew of
Staten Island was kept busy loading aboard supplies
to be taken to NAF Mclfiurdo fphoto, lower leftj.
Lyttelton, the main seaport for Christchurch and
for the Advance Headquarters of CS. Naval Support
Force, Antarctica, is situated within a rim of vol-
canic hills. The rugged beauty ofthe harbor later
proved to be a welcome sight on rf-turn visits frort
.lfter working hours, rcany of the crew found tirif- to
visit Christchurch and to Cf-0 the neighboricg C0-inlrjsiile
fupper rightj. Cathedral 4l'iLlfxl'l' frniddlt- rizhti. if tie he-ir:
of Chrif-1tf:hurr'h's business -li-Itrif-r., l"f--'1r'-+- ri fzif-iiiir
landmark and mf-r-tins around fur sailors :isifirf-. Kiwi.-
formerl friends among thv- New If--ilsm-'l+-rs. 'vw' e w-.--rw rilvlf-
tn visit mrirc- mitljying :ir--fb sm Smit? l'l'1."?ll, :fi-'lu-iirig
Mount Cool-: nnfl tht- niftgnifiw-nf Nrittf-rc XE:--.
Thr- ship rc-visits'-fl tim- fllristf-lrurvl. :in--L Ffw- T H- in
Jnnunry, for rf-fiuppli. :md r--liwifiorz fills-.u'f,1 W-r 'ir-t
trip to the hYll.IlI'l'Ufl. lluriny rlpi- wi--ir, tu-.fi 'uf'-'--+si',--
Hlllfllfl pflrfil-s, f-milillnr' 'mil uf rf-H lr'--A bi ttf!-fzi, avr--
hr-ld nt the l'.5. Navi. ltnll-QI,---l Nl--H5 f'l-ii '1' ll'iri---.-mil
-lirport, nnfl were lmth W-ry 4'fllHlv7LlPl".
ll fhirrl stop :it Puri l.ytf.o-Item wpi-1 P117 -1i1-'wrt im T lprzl,
four days uftvr nrrivril, when the 5l':lfl'li I+! mf! ww -1- -rd--r---l
underway to tnkf- up nn iw---in -ftritifm tr nifv- il., for -.-.Q--ul..-r
0l7R0rVM.l0n. Thi' lnfiirrl-nllnn gfzilrii-fl '-L L-- 'i -'fl iw 1+-Ji-Y in
tht- evacuation of the l'.9.5. lfflif-to .mil -"--rtiy iff--rwfiril.
gf 3 Ruseiinn ru-it-ntisr wlus new-il--il lp-'Vlilih-fl r's---livml
HLl.9ntlOn. llt'!,ul'nifi1g frurr: this rwfs-au-uk fllilh, li--r' flTl'll
participation in De-4-pfre-f-ze '61 -u'fiwiri+-+, the -Liv spf-nt
three rlilys Visiting llvllingtlm, 'S--iw ff-'iirml's -'gipzf-il.
ROSS SEA EXPEDITION
STATEN ISLAND departed McMurdo Sound 19 December to conduct a series of oceanographic tests iii
the Ross Sea. Thirty one ocean stations were successfully completed by' 1 January- Seven Scielltists
representing the physical, chemical, meteorological, biological, and geological branches ofoceanography,
assisted by STATEN ISLAND personnel made the survey, the first such systematic survey to be com-
pleted in Antarctic waters, Studies were made on the properties of sea water, such as temperature,
salinity, oxygen, and inorganic phosphate content. Water and bottom sediment samples were taken to
determine Organic Carbon Cdiitgnt, which will help to determine the marine life this particular region will
support. It is interesting to note that marine life is abundant in Antarctic waters and ranges from the
microscopic drifting plankton to the blue whales, which are the worlds largest mammals. Meteorologists
studied the interaction between the sea and atmosphere, probing for facts concerning the origin of
weather. A study of topography of the continental shelf and the character of its sediment may lead to
valuable information on the structure of the continent. Streaming astern of STATEN ISLAND was a
magnetomcter, an instrument measuring the earth's magnetic field, from which an interpretation of the
underlying geologic structure of the ocean floor may be made. Having spent Christmas and New Year's
day in tho Ross Sea, ST.-X'l'FlN ISL XND returned to New Zealand on 7 January, bringing back over 300
gallons of sea water samples, taken from i :trying depths down to 6000 feet, for the Study of Carbon 14
content by the Le Monte Geophysical Institute of Columbia University.
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RESCUE 81 DELIVERY
Isolated Xntarctica communities like
this United States-New Zealand scientific
station at Cape Hallett, are completely
staffed and sell' sustaining. Occasionally
though. the going can get tough and assist-
ance may be necessary. ST-NTEN ISLAND
was called upon to evacuate a "Seabee"
who had suffered a stroke. The big HR-S
along with the ship's doctor accomplished
the nfisaion in short order. Immediately
:iftf-r the "Helo" settled down on deck the
pfitif-nt was xxlileln-il away to the Ship'a sick
irq for rw-et and treatment.
VI ITIYN ISLXNIW arrived at Mclvlurdo
S-wifi-l. irit:irt-tit-si, on 16 December. The
iw- P-rv-:ilwr plow-ti hvr may through the thick
ww in tlr-1 aouml until sho roavhod a point
-eo"-- wx nil'-Q from thi- IHS. Naval Air
I"-ivilxtj.. it this point the ship was an-
.-Mir--tl ri- rlw- ivv :mtl -ill tons of supplies
tml v'l':i,w ofl'hristxn:w pzicknges were off-
lwifl-'1l. Il"l'i4lillllll'l frutil lllt' .-Ill' Facility
lir:w'.-- our ru flat- ahip in trrivtors and trucks
f-v'-img' long! trfiinf of all-ds which wort- uf-ted
to rrr1n4p'irt fha- vrtrgu tu thf' station. Thirty
wi. uf r?'-- huge of Vhriatrnas packages were
ff-r flw- hr lffudlity, the rf-st lining distri-
hufell In tht- other ILS. stations in Antarc-
tivri. ST X'l'l'fY ISI. NND also rfarrierl mail to
'iinirirlaor I'.F4. we llI'f'fll'Cf'l", the USS GLACIICII,
'-.hir-F had prof-r-fic-d it to Mcrlliliirdo Sound.
A LITTLE BLUES .
A FEW SMILES. . .
NEW YEAR'S BABY?
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into course is U Y U lorfy
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Buf all that we se sky, ice and block penguins. i"h.'4
Ice bergs olabuncl oheocl the clozenl,
We-'re moking 10 knots good and thats really buzzing.
lts honl to be ioviol ond full ol good cheerg
So - .lust for the heck ol it "HAPPY,,HEW YEAR".
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OFFICER OF THE DECK
Distances are great in reference to operations in
the vicinity of the great lce Age Continent. By I8 Jun.
uary, when STATEN ISLAND departed New Zealand for
her second penetration of the forbidding ice locked
Antarctic waters, a total of l7,524 miles had been
logged since leaving Seattle, Washington. Of this total,
almost 7,000 miles had been below the Antarctic circle.
Now, the destination was Thurston Peninsula which
separates the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas some
2,900 miles away. The first proiect was to collect
oceanographic data in the Amundsen Sea and to conduct
preliminary reconnaissance for the forthcoming expedi-
tions. To accomplish this STATEN ISLAND penetrated
almost l20 miles into the Amundsen Sea ice paclc. On 5
February STATEN ISLAND rendezvoused with USS
GLACIER to form the Expedition Task Group under the
command of Captain Edwin A. McDonald, USN. The
objective: penetrate and study the here to for unexplored
Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas. The two ship
expedition moved southward into sea ice up to thirty
teet thick. Many huge ice bergs were sighted, and pro-
gress at times was difficult and slow. Occasional
"leads" of open water made transit nearer the coast
much easier. On 9 February STATEN ISLAND, with
Captain NcDonald aboard, made its way to the South-
easternmost point of penetration for the expedition, 72
degrees - 28' S, 9l degrees - 43' W". This was unex-
plored territory, areas never before seen by man. Much
time was conducting oceanographic research. Five new
peaks and two new lslands were discovered as the ships
steamed through a channel bordered on the north by
great tabular ice bergs and on the south by an unnamed
ice shelf. Helicopters from the two ice breakers carried
scientific parties ashore to explore the coastal areas
and establish geographical reference points.
On l2 February a field party of four men was just
setting up a camp site about 35 miles from ships when a
blizzard began to blow. With winds up to 70 knots at
sub-freezing temperatures, this was the beginning of o
three day test of man against the elements. Tents were
blown away and ice axe handles snapped off in the shdfp
biting wind. The party buried themselves in the snow to
wait it out. Rescue would not come until the winds sub-
sided to permit launching of a helicopter. This WGS
three days later. Mean while the two ice breakers were
anchored side by side to a heavy ice shelf. Anchor!
pulled loose, lines broke, and power of about 6 ltlwfi
was necessary to hold the ships against the wind didn
driving snow. At 200 yards apart you could onlyqocca-
sionolly see the other ship. -A in
The day following the rescue, STATEN lSLAND's
largest helicopter, a Sikorsky HRS-3, caught tire and
made an emergency landing on an ice capped island en-
route to the camp site. The two pilots and two pass-
engers escaped iniury. The aircraft was damaged, and,
due to its inaccessable location, was abandoned to the
STATEN ISLAND scientists completed 4l additional
oceanographic stations in this region of the unknown,
including temperature, current measurements, salinity,
carbon and oxygen analysis, bottom cores, and geomag-
natic readings. STATEN lSLAND set a new record for
the number of oceanographic stations made from one
ship during an Antarctic operation by conducting a
total of 79 in the seas surrounding the Antarctic con-
With the ice pack continually shifting because at
wind and current, the tvio ice breakers were once again
trapped in the iaws of pressuring floes and were made
immobile tor tour days. On 7 March GLACIER using
several tons of high explosives was able to make the
lost twenty five yards to an open lead that separated her
from STATEN ISLAND by aiew miles. Making the lead
GLACIER began hammering away into the heavy floes
which had imprisoned STATEN ISLAND about 500 yards
away. With both ships working by search light the ice
was subdued by 6 o'clock the following morning. Bath
ships steamed northward in newly formed leads heading
for the open sea and home, with scheduled stops at
Valparaiso, Chile, Lima, Peru, and San Diego, California.
With weather usually being the deciding factor in Antarc-
tic operations the trip to Valparaiso ended four days
before arrival. An urgent message received at 3 o'clock
in the moming ot l4 March diverted STATEN lSLAND
from her homeward trail to retum to Mchiurdo, 3000 miles
away, to rescue a YOG loaded with aviation gasoline.
The ice breaker EDISTO was later diverted to the YOG
rescue and the STATEN ISLAND retumed to Port Lyttle-
ton, due to a shortage of fuel for the operation, having
been at sea for a period of 68 days. After refueling
STATEN ISLAND departed New Zealand to take station
at 60 degrees S, 'l60 degrees W to provide much needed
weather information for EDISTO and for a flight to be
made into Antarctica by a C-130 Hercules transport
Plane. Operations ended on retum to Wellington, New
Zealand on 14 April with a total of 29,240 miles having
been steamed and 6,522 miles remaining, via Hawaii, to
Seattle and home.
lce Breaker hours are long and arduous,
requiring a high expenditure of both
mental and physical energy. Times must
be set asicle for moments when thoughts
and actions are on other things. The
soda fountain and movies do a land
office business. "Happy hours" are
very popular, and penguin watching, on
intriguing sport. Night rations brings
out all hands.
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Above: As part of the overall evaluation of accom-
plishments of the cruise, Chief Petty Officers Topp,
Sewell, and Baldauf inspect beards for form, body,
and texture. Their verdict: Beard Contest prizes go
to Killeen lgoateel, Wright ffull beardj, Shaffer lscrag-
gliesti, and Craft lmustachel.
Below and right: Northward bound, the Staten Island
enters Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for a weekend of sun-
shine and relaxation. Her eager sailors are greeted
with hula rhythms.
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9 May l96'l - Home again!
As U.S.S. Staten Island is moored once more at Pier
91 in Seattle, Navy families crowd the gangway, eager
to he re-united after the long seven months.
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Muncy, CDR W.L. Larson, LCDR P.J. Hoffman, ENS J.R. Kfeldgaard, LT L.R. Redwine, CHELEC J.F. Loftus
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Second Row: ENS PJ. Epperly, SC, LT .l.F. Campbell, LT W.B. McFarland, SC LT L.C. G LT
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ENC. Buck: P. Sewell, RDC5 U.C, Horniifon, BMC, J.F. Boiciouf, HMC5 J.E. Egan, ENC5 L.W. Carr, CSCQ
D. Nixon, SFC.
chief petty officers
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Bock Row: L.W. Wilson, Oceanographer, L.K. Lepley, Bathymetrist, J.Q. Tierney, Oceanagrapher, R.H. Evans,
Oceanographer, D.D. Roberts, Geophysicist.
D.D. Roberts prepares to stream
magnetometer, an instrument used
to record Earth magnetic field
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on water samples, using electri- carbon content from water and
cal conductivity method. sediment samples.
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CHBOSN D.S. Hay, G.A. Koegel, SN, W.l"l. Reis, SA, U.K. Lai, SN, S. Kawalia, SN, G.G. Weber, SA, V. Smith, SAi
Back Row, A.F. Ross, BM3, C.F. Pugliese, SN, R.C. Post, SN, L.R. Hadley, SA, J. Baies, SN, L.M. Jorcly, SN
W.R. Swain, SN, K.D. Webb, SN, LL. Uoiy, SN, C.T. Kelly BM2.
Kelly, BM2, applies
canvas cover to a life
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fhe foc'sle holy stone
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Brewer, SN, M.K. Albam, SN, D.l... Keller, SA, .l.N. Weber, SN, R.E. Loomis, BM3, E.E. Conneff, SA, .l.E. Kiniry,
SA, D..l. Smiili, SA, N.G. Shields, BM2, Morgan, Qlvll. Standing: E.C. Kocberniclc, SA, R..l. Pcrlcins, GM3, R.R.
Larson, GM3, HJ. Steinbach, SA, .l.C. Bacliman, SA, .l.T. Brown, SA, W.G. Lonsberry, SA, L.T. Pugeselc, SN,
DJ. Tyson, SA, E.E. Hansen, SA, U.C. Hamilton, BMC, A.L. Bcclcers, SA, J.E. Wriglwi, BML .l.W. Thames, SN,
ENS .l.R. Kielclgaarcl, L.D. Bledsoe, Glvll, .l.L. Wasson, SA, R.D. Powell, GM3, R.G. Fielder, SN, P.F. Demar-
mels, SN, C.T. Dominicks, FT3, RJ. Bamett, SA N.V. Zagoinofi, SN.
Shields, BM2, and Thames, SN, fabricate wafer-
proof covers. steel cable.
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Houck, lCl, on master
gyro compass inspeciion
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C. Moeller, EM2, and R.
D. Parker EM3 fake
weekly grouncl readings.
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SN, M.S. Davenport, QM3, T.W. Thomp- 5'
son, SN, J.W. Leadford, SN, R.W. Domi-
ney, QM3, on the finer points of using a Q
P.l.. Marshall, RD3, M.R. Moore, SN,
P.G. Sewell, RDC, LT .l.F. Campbell,
and K.l'l. Asay, RD3, in "COMBAT" in-
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Duty, YNC, handles the mail. R-l-- Bake' ETN3f G-M- MCVBYI F.T. Smith RM3, and L.B. Doug-
Egzws UQ? MM- FICIUYCT- ETL las, RMSN, make contact with the
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crrcurt. radio central.
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relax in the galley between meals.
DESIMONE, SH3, with his liarcl working laundry
crew De-WITT, SN, WADDELL, SN, and WIL-
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LING, SN, the sl1ip's store operafor.
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RIDGEDELL, SN, keep the siorerooms ready ii
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Wallace SK2 Ackerman SKC and Valerie, SHI,
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