Staten Island (AGB 5) - Naval Cruise Book

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- 1 is my esire t at 15 you always l'Bl'U0l1'IlJBl' the inua .-.F +L:.. -U - - 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 moments. 1 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 dof HISTORY 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 Soviet Union. To the Russians she became "Sei.erng.' Yeter", S 'R F, "Q"-QMVW i .X Fr 1 1 ,.K 1 , 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 lSl.1NU. llvr hfintf- port '.-.fu lin-4:-fri iirifxi T955 when Hin- vin-1 trnn-ffl-rr'-fl rn S---i'tii', Wi-is 'tw Since H952 FTXTIQN l4l.'lNli F1-1 ii --'- 1 1 ti im' of the Xrvtir' 'wifi Xnr-irf":A- It?'T:,' ti'-'-. 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A if . r"t i' iii " 4.'N Q, 'Hex . pf wg, I .' ,,,a" Af Presidential Review, Son Diego FORWARD 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. ROLLING ON! 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. if-Q 1 J xr . -8 in i 'B -.., 'P' O lk? X 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. 2 Above: EVERY TRUE SH ELLBACK HAS KISSED THE ROYAL BABY'S NAVEL - SO, LOWLY POLLOWOG GET THEE DOWN. Below: NO! YOU CO A L L T H E W A Y A . -'v A 1 - fx Above: THE ROYAL DENTIST PERFORMS A VERY DELICATE TOOTH ADJUSTING M A N E U V E R 0 N FRIEND POLLYWOG. Below: CL EAN-UP OPERATION. T UT THROUGH. G ASP! - A' - 153- f. 1 z. ig, 33, X- if lx? " -A ..., ,. ,A 1 Q D! S. R- I finffiigirlff I ' ' -H PORTLAND 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 ' d Joi a. ea would not wait. On 24 November STATEN ISLAND de- parted for Christchurch, New Zealand, via Melboume Australia, I after a Thanksgiving feast of turkey and cranberry sauce. !I , 1 , 8 . lr' .a..... U! NEW ZEALAND 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 the Antarctic. .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. flower righlj. q . 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. ,,-, " hw g r ,.t. Q47 . , wa.- . - M U . I A ,mtv - . .. 0 - Q --iq... :- A 1 K , ,,-,fi . W-A ......, .-.- A. 'ii 'X- W 'W .Q-if 3-ns-""""9 -'lhgt ix 1 Spulling cliffs of white stand out, high, in beauty bold R , a y Mid young ice flees small and stout, die, her 5,5315 hold ,-. -equga, 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. xx 4 xl, 9 E E A LITTLE BLUES . H Ip A FEW SMILES. . . NEW YEAR'S BABY? 1 -4 J SANTA AND HELPER if 44 . Q, T., T .31 FATHER TIME ,...a..--i youu U CC W Our boss dow! Ill' : ls Commmtler T His Dill line f 1 , QQ, Q . in We if painfully easy li' I 150 usltlppefn is hop io ihis J mon con he l.Uson's his neue on . 4 M E , " 5? iff lock up o bit, then - it's Fell oheodg T' V Sf xg Rise up...n ia. ac., mi fhrough .na -qw amd. F 'fre eager tonighi ond you should QL whyf: K! stand-by Pod alot!! oo! sci rs are df f A lout" Q W uelg 1 ' into course is U Y U lorfy Hy fingers ore Condiiion "Yoke" on Smell ihe seal in B it's no .gfq ii i I four on the IW 1 iffgid' 3 .f F Main engines we We wheel house Cw,'W2'f8 mokingpiiefh whiaefilfe ,E J' .- Q 5 I -V F We're thinking of gi flume ond bright sequinig V 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". i..c. cons, LT., us:-I nie. , 9' 'T ' 2 E Q Z il in li, ,QM g I M' ,ggi-L E .4 g B 1 .,e.hf P K. . '14 9 ... .. 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 Antarctic. 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- tinent. 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. "DlVERSlON" 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. QHQYIEUR RQDYO Y 1 gg ,NW Plull izli' tm. su, ' ' f I X -Il .ffl 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. I' Q 'Sy' . lt. . , g t Xeayvg - 5 - V' 2. 1-n. T M 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. I! fr-W-,IJ Q Jn rc - " f .. r 'f 12- -f ' I - ' A' . , ' rf-5 ,A . 5 .7 I4 4 'Q T . ,. f rv ' N'--..,,......-f' .Pl First Row Left to Right- LT R L Carruthers DC LTJG J W Ch d LT , . . . , , . . i sey, B.R. Levinfhal, MC, LTJG LJ Muncy, CDR W.L. Larson, LCDR P.J. Hoffman, ENS J.R. Kfeldgaard, LT L.R. Redwine, CHELEC J.F. Loftus CHBOSN n.s. Hr-ry. ' Second Row: ENS PJ. Epperly, SC, LT .l.F. Campbell, LT W.B. McFarland, SC LT L.C. G LT , ore, JG R.:-1. Franks, LTJG J.c. Thorpe, LTJG R.A. srrrrrrrrraarsr, LTJG w.L. Fluke, LTJG A.K. Walfers, LTJG F.R. Power officers LT W.B. McFarland, CHBOSN D s. Hrry, con w.L. Lrrrrrrrr, LT . ff! JG A.K. Walfers, and LT B.R. A ..r E Levinthal relax in the warclroom, XY, Q 5 playing bridge. C r Aff ' 'NTWWUU 'W 75 w-.J 1- shui' i. -5- K V I I L J' 11 Front, lei? fo rigiwfz A..i. Ackerman, SKC5 A.B. Corrcff, RMCQ .i.J. Smifiw, EMC5 .i.W. Topp, QMC5 D.K. Hoiiomun, 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 ff- sr 16- ix N Crossing the tropics: Chiefs Doiy, Z, . oA Tapp, Hollomcn, Siwell, Pifamilton and , 1, Ii Garrett of the CPO lounge . x V I 'bs X N five Q i F 'c v4 Y i Front Row, Left to Right: J.C. Bachman, SN, J.E. Kiniry, SN, G.L. Morgan, GMI, DJ. Tyson, SA, F.L. Clapa, SA. Bock Row: L.W. Wilson, Oceanographer, L.K. Lepley, Bathymetrist, J.Q. Tierney, Oceanagrapher, R.H. Evans, Oceanographer, D.D. Roberts, Geophysicist. D I D.D. Roberts prepares to stream magnetometer, an instrument used to record Earth magnetic field intensities. scientific group I I "M" I , ..-n-if' , V' wide! R.H. Evans makes salinity tests H.R. Stevens determines organic on water samples, using electri- carbon content from water and cal conductivity method. sediment samples. H 'u - Q' ' 'lv 'if 31' ' - 5 ' 'Y fi ' Y .M ' M. -, qi.. 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Kelly BM2. first division Kelly, BM2, applies canvas cover to a life 1' - -' line 4 Y ,fi . Q., wi T? if P 45' Q ll fr Briggs, BMI, Supervises fhe foc'sle holy stone crew. 1 X JJ.. JJ?" v .4f'1. ...U 'S Kneeling, Leif io Riglwf: l....L. Ford, SN, l....l. Henderson, FT'l, R.S. Douglass, SA, F. Sampson, BM2, E.l... 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. second division Shields, BM2, and Thames, SN, fabricate wafer- proof covers. steel cable. 1 ' .' '1 Ford, SN, and Demarmels, SN "Eye splice" a Y, - A " - el. M -, I r F - -- 1 ciffr V M ill rr f-.fd , V - I c -fi J." . T' ' ' . 4 'J .V v 4 Y. 4' T I A' ' l ' l 1- '-vi' , 'wr .F ' 5' - l 4 H' ',QP'x 'I 4 ' 1. , 'I ' A 5 9 - .sw .f.-1.-Q---. - 4" 1 A I lk c Xu '-A.. X '11 wi Froni Row, Left to Right: D.A. Nickless, FN, VLA. Nay, EM3, F'.D. Beverage, EM2, W.R. Blechschmidt, lC2,J J. Smirh, EMC, CHELEC ..l.F. Lofius, E.W. Smifh, FN, 0.0. Wilson, FN, O.C. Berkley, EM3, l. Cohen, EMFN, R A. Schwarz, EMl. Back Row: M.P. Oglesby, FN, W.E. Haulc, ICI, R.D. Norkeri, EIV2, R.D. Parker, EM3, L.H. Jordy, EM3, .LC Moeller, EM2, .l.N. Long, FN, W.F. Bowser, EMFN, C.E. Haugen, FN, D.A. Mcphadlen, EM3, LW. Frosf, EMFN . . B EMFN. wc e"""""' R.D. Marker., EM2, w. R. Blechschmidf, lC2, it 0 3 5 0.D. Wilson, FN, get the "Word" from W.E. Houck, lCl, on master gyro compass inspeciion and maintenance. W.F. Bowser, EMFN, J. C. Moeller, EM2, and R. D. Parker EM3 fake weekly grouncl readings. ,Lif 1- Eli gf. L .ng Nr, W- mm Tl. I I' X .. ei. 1 X , v in A fl, Ali 9 2 1 2-755' W3 - mr. ,, xv' 1 li Q 7' It 1 20- 5 f fr 5 73 K V -V U' fy, 5 we Nff , 1,3921 25? 'F A.R. Mitchell, QM2, instructs .l.R. Greer, 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 sextant. F3 2' operations department '?'ii-iii .. 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- terpret and chart information from the radar console. fi 51 A ,L A. 4 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 . e'. U9 0 COMP el 9 CCTNHIC outside world almost daily from crrcurt. radio central. lx o as Y elf 1 t A' P,- . fu-:I iff, 31' 'wg f :gif ' 5 I 1' " 'ly-, - - .1L:.4Q.,, Q CRAFT, CS2, COOK, SN, and DUNAWAY, SN relax in the galley between meals. supply division DESIMONE, SH3, with his liarcl working laundry crew De-WITT, SN, WADDELL, SN, and WIL- LIAMS, SH3. W-I Q "Ns-...,. .. -f"'Z1 ff' ---an "1-Y' ' 'f,Te2f?i?Mf' Q- 113 .. .-.-ax 1 5 W' ' .a .if-"1-' ,Aiwa -.-4 ' CHASSEY, FN, makes a purchase from SEIU LING, SN, the sl1ip's store operafor. NICOLD, SN, JETER, SN, BUSCOMBE, SN, mtl RIDGEDELL, SN, keep the siorerooms ready ii for business. K ron? row scoff.-cll lv-P10 rvglwt 2' N. Cwlvorn SFT EJ V lrr o SH2 G L Whale SN L A Cuberg SH3 H E S Utslmonf' H3 NL. Sir-llnrvl S M A Nqynnqo SK3 FJ NICOIQ N Middle row alan N A N Ash:-, SCT A A rn-cm SKC ENS P .l Epperly L W Carr CSC L F cr SN R oolv. 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