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TABLE OF CONTENTS
History of TELFAIR . . . 5
Engineering Department . . . .
Operations Department . . . .
Medical and Dental Department . . . .
Administrative Department . . . .
PHIBRON TWELVE undei-woy .. . .
The Med . .
Home . .
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HISTORY OF THE USS TELFAIR TAPA-210,
The keel of the USS TELFAIR
CAPA-2lOl was laid in the Richmond Ship-
yard No. 2 of the Permanente Metals
Corporation, Richmond, California, on May
The 537th vessel to slide down the
ways of the Richmond Shipyard, the
TELFAIR was launched on August 30th,
l944. The ship was sponsored and
christened by Mrs. J.D. Cauthorn, wife of
the President of the San Francisco News,
and was named in honor of Telfair County,
An attack transport ship's mission is
to load assigned combat troops and their
equipment, transport them and unload in
landing craft on enemy beaches in ac-
cordance with established doctrine and the
tactical plan of the Landing Force
Commander, to evacuate casualties and
prisoners of war, and to furnish medical
After a period of activity in the Pacific
waters, by directive dated January l947
the USS TELFAIR CAPA-2lOl was placed
out of commission, in reserve, attached
to the U.S. Pacific Reserve Fleet.
TELFAIR was reactivated for the
Korean emergency under the command of
Captain J. Andrews and reported for duty
with Pacific Fleet Amphibious Force on
September l2, l95O. She served in Japan
and Korea, transporting troops to Japan,
and returned to San Francisco with more
than l6OO troops in July l95l.
During World War ll and the Korean
Conflict TELFAIR won the followingawards
and ribbons: The Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon
with one star, World War ll Victory Ribbon,
Naval Occupation Ribbon, China Service
Ribbon, Philippine Liberation Ribbon,
American Campaign Ribbon, National
Defense Ribbon, Korean Service Ribbon
with three stars, United Nations Ribbon,
and the Korean Presidential Unit Citation.
ln l954 the TELFAIR participated in
OPERATION PASSAGE TO FREEDOM, in
which she transported Vietnamese refugees
from the Haiphong area in northern
Indo-China to the southern area, now known
as South Vietnam. The TELFAIR, as a
member of Task Force 90, received nu-
merous messages of commendation for
the iob "well done" during this operation.
TELFAIR operated until 28 February
i958 when she was decommissioned again.
On l July l96O she was turned over to the
Maritime Administration and reaquired by
the Navy on 24 August l96l .
On 22 November l96l she was re-
commissioned and ordered to report to the
Atlantic Fleet upon completion of underway
training at San Diego, California.
Since reporting to the Atlantic Fleet
the TELFAIR has completed four
Mediterranean Cruises, one Carribbean
deployment, and also took part in Operation
Steel Pike l, the largest amphibious as-
sault exercise since World War ll.
To all hands -
This cruise book provides a few pic-
torial highlights of your long, interesting
and most successful cruise. The keystone
to our success throughout the deployment
was your ready and willing attitude in
performing all our varied tasks. This, by
necessity, meant long hours and hard work,
but you were always well ahead of any
situation, never on the "backside of the
TELFAlR's remarkable readiness has
been a direct result of your individual
initiative, motivation and complete co-
operation, not only inter-departmental co-
operation, but the equally important
cooperation between Navy and Marine per-
sonnel. l am gratified and proud of our
NavyfMarine relationship. lt not only
served to effectively shorten time away
from home and loved ones by creating a
Lloyd William Moffit
pleasant atmosphere, but brought laurels
to TELFAIR from almost every ship or
command with whom we associated fe.g.,
TELFAIR set the Sixth Fleet replenish-
ment record with ALSTEDE, which l am
sure will remain on the books for a long
time to comel.
The world knows your capability by
the "E" patches on your arms and the
hashmarked "E's" and "C" painted on
the ship. You thoroughly deserve eve?
honor and recognition you have receive .
You have made this a taut and proud ship
and have proven yourselves completely
worthy of the Nation's trust.
l will never be prouder being a part
of or associated with any group oflofficers
and men than I am with-you and TELFAIR's
outstanding share of BLT 3f8. Well-Done!
' W.N. HEAD C.W. ALBAUGH S.R. SMITH
LCDR USN LT. USN LT USN
OPERATIONS DECK ENGINEERING
J.E. Eo STER
I EXECUTIVE OFFICER I
RJ. BOGOROWSKI N. GOTTEN J.-. R.K. 'BOLEN I
LCDRCSCI LUSN LT QMCJ USNR LT QDCD USNR
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Santella T. BIVI1
Calhoun J.P. BlVl3
Edgerson E.E. BNI3
Green U. BIVI3
Powell lVl.L. BIVIS
Thomas R.L. BlVI3
Amoroso T,N, SN
Arbogast J.A. SN
Baker C.P, SN
Barger J.F, SN
Bunger W.J. SN
Cochran R. SN
Dyshuk lVl.K. SN
Elliott DLIVI. SN
Estrada D,R, SN
Frazier C,E. SN
Gosnell P,D, SN
l-laeflinger J.lVI. SN
Hurst J.S. SN
Johnson R,E. SN
Larson C.L. SN
lVlcGarxLey G.A, SN
lVIcGinnis J.S. SN
lvleyer, J.lVI. SN
Ivloses W.L. SN
Ray T.C. SN
Reese G.W, SN
Richard D.A, SN
Smith B.C. SN
Stephens G.T. SN
Walker R.L. SN
Westberry H.L. SN
Williams I-l.L. SN
Wilson J.F. SN
Brewer L.A. SN
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Rosado l-l. BIVI1
Berrier C.E. BIVI3
Kraemer R.-J. BlVl3
Wuori P.lVl. BlVl3
Akers C.T. SN
Alonzo F,W, SN
Arrigo F.A. SN
Bonnett JR. SN
Boyd l-l.E. SN
Calhoun lVl.C. SN
Cardona L.J. SN
Campagne W. SN
Conlglio L.A. SN
Garcia E. SN
Helton K.D. SN
Hopkins C.J. SN
Horkun D.l-l, SN
Koenig J.C. SN
LaPerriere J.A. SN
Long D.G. SN
lvlacias A.C. SN
Nlarzan lVl.L, SN
Pogue T.D. SN
Pruitt J. SN
Reber W.A, SN
Rivera J.F. SN
Robeson R,P, SN
Root T,L. SN
Rose A.W, SN
Sanders K.J. SN
Shewcraft D. SN
St. Clair C.L. SN
Tustin J.C. SN
lVlullenix D.E, SN
Valle F. BIVI2 Cosens B.W. SN Levine W.S. BIVI3 Kelly W.F. SN
Riddle S.C. BIVI3 Ainsworth W.A. Barthouse l-LA, Leubka D.E. SN
Berry V.lVl. SN SN . SN Rhames F.C. SN
Delong IVl,D, SN Blake FLW, SN Brown J. SN Salinas O. SN
Hanley J.L, SN Fults PLS, SN German E,W, SN' Thomas C.J. SN
l-loshall J.L, SN I-lylleberg K.L.
King lVl.L. SN Laret J.W. SN
lvlays L.D. SN lVlcCool L.E. SN
Flidgway J.W. SN Rummel G.E. SN
Shelton C,VV. SN Strader W,W. SN
Toth lVl.J. SN Waldriff DR. SN
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Vincent Chandler D.B. SN Johnson TR. SN FTG2 FTG2
Alters l-LE. SN Morris RR. Nelson J.A.
The responsibilities of the Deck De-
partment are many and varied. Some of
these responsibilities date as far back as
the first sailing vessels and some are as
new as today's technology.
The Deck Department is comprised of
the First, Second, Third and Fourth
Division. They are responsiblefor the cargo
handling gear such as booms, winches,
masts and all the other fittings topside.
They man and maintain all the ship's small
craft, and stand bridge, quarterdeck,anchor
and fantail watches.
They are also responsible for the
ultimate safety of all hands during time of
war, because they maintain all the ship's
armament and defensive systems as well
as the ammunition storage spaces.
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Schultz lVl.C. EN2
Simon RR. EN2
Laughlin FIR. EN3
Martin R.P. EN3
Obrecht W.G, EN3
Burke D,A. FN
Carr S.E. FN
Collucci G.C. FN
Halstead RP. FN
l-lilberer G.F, FN
l-luntsberger Fl. FN
lVluIlins D'.S, FN
Palermo Fl.lVl. FN
Partch N,A. FN
Bowser C.F. FN
Severin R. I.. ENFN
Thomsen J.F. ENFN
Tyner RJ. FN
Peterson P.lVl. FN
Gunter FU.. Gross T.C. Brawner S,T.
BTC BT2 BT2
Bevans DR. Cooney E,W, Daelke D.J.
BT3 BT3 BT3
Grothe VV.S. Wills D,A, Van Dyke D.L.
BT3 BT3 BTFN
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Crump DR. FN
Gordon LR, FN
Graham B.W. FN
Hartz D.L, FN
Hines E.J. FN
Horn J.F. FN
Rickard IVl.J. FN
Titus GR. FN
Tooley P.S. FN
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Clarke .1.E., FN
Drolet GR., FN
Elsen R.W., FN
Frei L.J., EIVIFN
Huffman T.W., FN
Jacobi C.W., ENI3
LTJG J.B. Lakin
Fox LA., FN
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Hartnett J.P,, IVIIVIFN
Johnston lVI.D., IVHVI FN
Kelly D.W,, IVIIVIFN
Powers A.G., IVIIVI3
Willis P,F., Wurts G,L,, Zylstra FLD., Copeland
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Jankowics Perez J.lVl., Streeter J.lVI., Weaver
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Fisher l-I P FC
Page D,L,, DC1
Gray J,E., SFP3
Hunt D.G., SFIVI3
Gould ef., FN
Heal K,A., FN
Lewis J.lVI., D03
Wardwell K,E,, Bates L E Farrell P lvl
Baily E,F., FN Sakacsl S J , Trushaw
The Engineering Department is comprised
of A, B, E, M, 8. R Divisions. Thesedivisions
are responsible for the maintenance of
Telfair's interior workings, powerplants, and
R Division is responsible for damage
control during combat, such as patching,
plugging, watertight integrity, and fireifighting.
A Division's tasks include the distillation
of fresh water, maintenance of the diesel
powerplants and compressors for refrigera-
tion, and other auxiliary equipment.
The boilers, feed water, fuel oil, steam,
and forced-draft blower systems are the
assigned items of B Division.
M Division maintains and operates the
'main engines. Their iobs incorporate such
items of equipment as turbines, lube oil
pumps and purifier, generators, drains, feed
water and steam systems, gauges, main shaft,
and the screw.
The main concern of E Division is the
ACfDC motors, generators, and lighting sys-
tem circuits aboard ship. This division in-
cludes the IC electrician who maintains the
inner-ship phone circuit and gyro Compasses.
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Dosdourian lVlcKenna J.S. Strauss FLSN
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Cochran E,W, Perez FRA, Schafer S,A, Ketcham K,D.
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Shaw FLC. SIVl3 Washburn G.W. Buss RH. Hayes A- SIVI3
Fearis RA, RM3 RIVIQ Nlilburn D,B.
CYNSN Gormley FLB, Jacobs WJ-I. RIVISN
Stewart J. RIVIB SM3
FTMSN Wiseman CLI., Combs H.L. SN
Maloney J.E. Richardson
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Drisco FLA. SN Edwards K.J
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Ducey VV.T, RD3
Koose E.S. RD3
Nelson HD, SN
Andrews L.B. Chamberlin
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Ens F? J Murphy Ahrens Ft N Weaver D E Roach J.D.
Wolinski E A
The Operations Department is charged
with the responsibility for the proper col-
lection, evaluation, and dissemination of com-
bat, tactical, and operational information for
the assigned tasks of the ship. The discharge
of these responsibilities lies within the cog-
Taizance of the operations officer. The "Ops"
Officer is aided by the various divisions
responsible for visual and radio communi-
cations, tactical and navigational information.
Within the scope of the Operations -Depart-
mental duties are the collection, analysis,
and dissemination of intel ligence information,
the control of classified publications, and
repair and upkeep of shipboard electronics
ecluipment. The "Ops" officer is also respon-
si le for Officer training and instruction,
and the assignment of the various officers
to specific watch positions such asp OOD in
port or underway, CIC watch officer, or
JOOD. Once at sea the Operations Depart-
ment is responsible for the only links of
communication between the ship and' the
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Garrett E.A. SKC
Wooten W.F. CS2
Hobbs P.lVl. SH3
Proctor PLN. SH3
Merino D.J. SN
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SH1 Robinson G.G.
Shanklin B. CS2
SH2 lVlilIer D.G.
Clark D.l.. SK3 CS3
Wheeler J.l., Terrell J. SN
CS3 Holder J.I.. SN
Rubin IVl.l-I. SN
Knapp ED, CS1
Buell W.C. SN
Balser W.S, SN
Cook V.C. DK1
Able J.C. CS3
Heinz L.J. SK3
Bagley L.D. SN
Brock FLG. SK3
Bickham L. SH2
Brown A, SH3
James H. CS3
Teague P.E. SN
Wolff J.B. SN
Nlotil L.Q. TN
Functional responsibilities ofthe
Supply Department and its personnel
are to provide ship's departments
with the materials required in their
assigned functions, to subsist and
pay personnel, to make available
articles of uniform clothing, personal
necessity and luxury items from the
ship's store merchandise, and to
maintain prescribed financial records
and render required reports and ac-
counting statements. ln addition, laun-
dry and tailor services are provided
as well as the officer's messing and
berthing services under the Steward's
Simply the departments exists to
serve the ship. The degree and man-
ner for service provided have a vital
effect upon the mission accomplish-
ment and upon the well-being and
morale of its personnel.
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, The medical department ofthe USS
TELFAIR is responsible for the health
and physical well being of every man
aboard. These responsibilities include
the inspection of all food brought aboard,
chlorination and culture of all water,and
inspection ofliving spaces, galleys, troup
spaces to insure cleanliness and sani-
tation for all hands. Sickbay facilities
include a complete laboratory and
pharmacy, x-ray department, 28 bed
ward, isolation ward, and a complete
operating room. The dental office pro-
vides care for all hands with facilities
for prosthetics repair as well as general
dental work. The administrative office
handles all medical records, corres-
pondence, instructions, and directives
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lVIcDaniel Thrasher ENCIVI
Thibeault FLW. Bamforth FR, Ingram A,W,
BIVI1 PN2 BlVl2
Wolf P.A. PC2 Jones A,L. McAnich L,B,
Rosenow J.F, SN
Clayton D.lVl. SN
Edwards L,L, SN
Laskowski NIR. SN
Snyder GJ-I, SN
Roberts C.S, SN
The Admin Department is the
work tool of the Executive Branch on
board ship. Found within the radius
of its duties are: handling of all in-
coming and outgoing correspondence,
maintaining both officer and enlisted
records, the reenlistment, transfer
and separation of enlisted personnel,
handling of leave, annual and emer-
gency, humanitarian problems, and
other general clerical tasks encoun-
tered in the execution of ship's
Inclusive in the department,also,
are the Ship's Post Office and Master-
at-Arms Force whose responsibil-
ities are, respectively, the handling
of all ship's mail and shipboard
Also with the department and
found only on amphibious warships
is the Marine Combat Cargo Officer.
He is the coordinator between all
ioint Navy and'Marine operations.
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USS TELFAIR APA-210 USS FREMONT APA-44
USS YANCEY AKA-93 USS SPIEGEL GROVE LSD-32
USS RUSHMORE LSD-14 USS wooo COUNTY LST-1178
UNNY POI T
The USS iTelfair, Fremont, and Yancey, load up with lVlarines and thousands of tons of supplies.
"So that's what a ship looks like."
At Sunny Point Pl-IIBRON 12 embarked the troops and
equipment of BLT. 318. Telfair receivedabout 490lVlarines
and officers plus nearly six-hundred tons of supplies and
equipment. In less than a day approximately 135OlVIarines,
including their supporting gear, were settled in their
sea-gong homes. T ' T
Captain Taylor, CO oftroops
qualifies as helmsman.
"Set the special sea and anchor detail." Telfair is ready to get underway.
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1st division waits for another load of supplies.
Engineers hitting it hard.
The Telfair's propulsion system has the record of being the best
maintained and operable plant inthe squadron. The credit for this
record goes to the personnel ofthe engineering department
as shovvn above.
Supplies pile up on alt four as Telfair takes on C-rations.
Every other Thursday the disbursing
office becomes the most important
part of the ship, Above DK1 Cook
is hard at work."
Not exactly a working shot but Chiefs Troup
So this is where its recycled' and Alverson enjoyed it.
After a hard day of loading
supplies into if four, third
division cleans up and finishes
off the remaining details.
Just a little bit of R 34 R.
lVlind your helm!
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"R" Division strikes again.
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During the past six
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along with the other ships of
Phibron i2 conducted amphib-
ious landings at:
Lovo Santo, Corsica l
Porto Scudo, Sardinia
Ghain Tuttieha Bay, Malta
Timbakion Bay, Crete
Aranci Bay, Sardinia
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alone off loaded the Following
quantities oFMarine personnel
5 tons of Food rations
3 tons of ammunition
3 lf2 tons ot repair parts
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Just a few blocks from Fleet
Landing, the ancient battle-
ments of Castel Nuovo rear
in to the sky.
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From Naples many of the crew took
advantage of the tours offered by the
ship to Rome. Above is a view of St.
Peter's in the center of the Vatican.
Tours of various local sights of in-
terest were met by enthusiastic
response from all hands. Above, the
ruins of Pompeii provided quite an
attraction to the crew.
Carol Baker arrives for a Christmas visit.
Carol Baker and her sugar daddy.
Christmas dinner Navy style.
The cooks and their labor of rl
love - Christmas dinner.
Naples harbor aglow from the lights of Navy ships.
The CINTRA was the first stop for many, the only f0l' Some-
In central Marseille, is the All Saints Church,
visited by few, remembered by none.
Liberty call, Marines and Sailors hit
the beach together, who knows what
Cor whomj they might hit next.
The inner harbor of Marseille presents a
picturesque scene for entering visitors. '
All hands rememberthis viewofanew French
highway, as liberty was cancelled on three
days. High winds and white water had washed
out any hopes of liberty, and nearly meant
a dented fantail, as Telfair was almost
hit by a roving tanker, which had broken
loose from its anchor.
Spending three days alone intropical
Palma took its toll: no time for
pictures and smaller libertyparties
One of the most beautiful sights in
Palma is the Cathedral in the city.
Patrai, a guiet little, out-of-the-way village which provided us
with a jumping off point for Athens.
Athens, as seen from the Acropolis, presents a SPfaW'in9
city with many varieties of entertainment.
On the way to Athens many of Telfair's tourists
stopped at the Corinth Canal. For over a hundred
years this canal has been providing a transit way
from the Agean Sea to the Gulf of Corinth.
A classic picture of the Acropolis from anearby hill.
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the air. As one of the most heavily bombed cities of 1200 air raids. l
While in Malta,
Telfair had a tender
During our stay Tel-
fair was able to have
much of her repair
work completed. Lib-
personnel were able
to tour a historic is-
land. Subject to the
most intensive bomb-
ing raids of the war,
Malta even today bears
the imprint of the past
USS FREIVIONT gets a helping hand as she
prepares to leave Grand l-larbor. 1
Telfair takes to the high seas. With our tender availability
behind us, we leave for our next port of call.
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After extensive operations off the island of Crete, Telfair city in the heel of Italy, Bari offers many varied oppor
slowly enters the small harbor of Bari. The largest tunities for entertainment toaweary crew.
B RI ITALY
While in Bari Telfair was host to manydistin-
guished guests. Above, the Commandant of the
22nd Military Zone, along with his Chief of
C C Staff, have paid a visit to Captain lvloffit.
From our vantage point in the harbor, Bari presents a clean,
quiet, appearance to her guests.
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Open to the free northern Adriatic, Trieste is yet only a twenty-minute
drive from communist Yugoslavia.
From Trieste tours were offered to Venice, many per-
sonnel took advantage ofthe inexpensive one-day tours.
To the right is a picture, taken on one of those trips,
of Saint lVlark's Cathedral in central Venice.
Nloored side by side the Telfair and
Yancey make an imposing picture of
US naval power in Trieste.
TELE IR' APS
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"l'll trade you four crates of oranges "All this fgronecrate of Cabbage"
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Ready and waiting, third division
man's number four hatch. Soon tons
of supplies will swing across the rig,
which will mean fresh fruit, meat,
and vegetables ,for the crew.
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Fastest Burton in the Sixth Fleet.
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The newest late-late movies arriving on board.
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Supplies aretemporarily stored
on number two hatch.
During our five underway replenishments in the IVIed
pounds of butter
gallons of milk
pounds of apples
pounds of oranges
pounds of meat
pounds of bread
Seen inthe distanceour reliefs Sitting at anchor Sandoval and Uvalde prepare to
present Q pretty picture. relieve Telfair and Yancey.
Turnover completed, our reliefs
head for G reece.
Turnover is a simple affair. Sixth
Fleet Operation orders and other pertinent
instructions are given to the relieving
squadron. The ships then that have been
relieved head West for the Straits of
Gibraltar and home. No sooner were
we relieved than the Greek Army decided
to overthrow the Greek Government.
For three days we steamed around in a
big circle in the vicinity of Sicily in
anticipation of being ordered to Greece
to evacuate American Nationals. For three
days we steamed not knowing if things in
Greece would turn intoaCivilWar similar
to that of l948. At the end of the third day
peace once again prevailed in Greece,
and we were released to proceed to
Morehead City and then to Norfolk.
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A pie eating contest between Marine and Navy
contestants on number 2 Hatch.
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Heavy seas at times hindered our progress home.
A musical interlude to break the boredom of the long trip
Relaxing in the library passes the time.
After twenty days at sea the first buoyand sights of land.
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Off go the Nlarines.
Off go the vehicles.
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first, leaves falter
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The Bay Bridge Tunnel provides a most welcome sight
to all hands as it draws closer . . .
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Men have always roamed the
sea in ships. For trade, travel,
war and peace, the sea has been
a highway. Within a steel hull
the lives of men, temporarily
thrown together, are intermin-
gled. From the strength, the
hopes, the needs, the sufferings,
the joys of her men, emerges
the spirit ofa ship.
On these pages is the spirit
of the USS Telfair. When this
name is spoken, it is of these
men one thinks.
These pages mark the end
of an exercise in the security
of the United States. For six
months men and machinery have
been a part of each other. ln
the passage of time some have
grown, some have diminished.
No one has remained the same.
As they have molded the spirit
of the ship, so has the ship
molded their spirit as men.
Not recorded here but of
equal importance are the faces
and experiences of families,
wives, children and sweethearts.
Their story is also a part of this
spirit. ln spite of distance and
time, their influence has been
As this record is closed for
the men, for the families, and
for the ship, we thank God for
our safety and for the fulfillment
of our mission.
There will be other cruises,
other ships, other faces, and
another spirit. To these may we
take the spirit expressed in this
book. May we be generous. Give
and not count the cost, work and
not seek for gain, fight and not
fear to die.
LT. Robert J. Ecker
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After hours the library was the scene of intense
Work progresses slowly, allhands take care to prevent
mistakes. The work can be long and dull, but the final
- results will be worth the effort.
Top level conferences on the cruise book were necessary to
meet production deadlines.
This last page of the cruise book is dedicated to
those personnel who gave a great deal of time and
effort to this project. Many liberty nights were given
up, and numerous movies missed due to the pressing
demands of this book.
We ofthe cruise book staff realize that this book
has a number of shortcomings, but we have tried to
capture the complete picture of the cruise on these
pages, and hope that the book is acceptableto the crew.
ulheqmphed is Bound by
Some members of the staff found it a bit rugged
to keep up the pace. Seen above is one of the
casualties before he went beserk.
"The cruise book staff is now meeting in the
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