Ticonderoga Apollo Recovery (CVS 14) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1972

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Welcome Aboard! Above: Top: LT H.P. Johnston, LT B.J. Martin, CDR M. Artuso. Center: Top Row: C. Coler, P. Mion, L. King, C. Hunt, C. Filley, F. Jones, J. Jacobs. Bottom Row: D. Jones, T. Moorman, P. Chaput, R. MacMillin, M. Heflin. Bottom: P.E. Matheson- CGEJ, A.J. Shapkus CGEJ, L.H. Garrison QGEJ, A. Trey, Jr., CGEJ , H.A. Reese, CAPT USN QRetJ CWUIJ, C. Geolllge QWUD, D.B. Nelson CCOMSA J, Pastor O. Iniestra KGEJ . fr , ww., Ms, - 'ff ' ,, 1 - ,f 4-iw, hw, . f f W , . 4.s,,,,M X...

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Z 0 . .. preparatlons begin. As always, there were the many details and tasks that had to be given attention and completed. Load-out for the Apollo 16 recovery mission was just about the same as for a regular cruise, but with a few new twists. Special equipment suddenly appeared on the pier to be loaded aboard TICONDEROGA. Among some of the more interesting objects were the Television and Radio Pool vans that were set up in hangar bay number 2-an unusual sight on TICO. Another interesting item was the Mutual Broadcasting Systems van which was placed adjacent to and outboard of the island structure. Later on, many of TlCONDEROGA's men would be quite fond of this piece of equipment, for it furnished many telephone calls home. Western Union International was in on the mission. Their piece of equipment consisted of "the Bubble", which was the transmitter unit used to cover the last 9 Apollo recoveries. "The Bubble" is capable of live television transmission from 94 per cent of the Earth's surface. On splashdown day, the television signal was transmitted 22,300 miles to Intelsat III-F4 hovering in orbit above the Pacific Ocean. From this satellite, the signal was transmitted to Jamesburg, California, from there to NASA, in Houston, and then to New York where the signal was distributed across the nation, the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, parts of Africa, the Near East, Japan, Hawaii, and Australia. It was all falling into place, special equipment and special people. TICONDEROGA and her crew were no exception.



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' M YA I , wg, , Q , f .... X ybmdzsi' N H me 'iff-iffy is-nf 1 T-3 6- 23 March Farewell of Tico Sailors T MINUS 36 DAYS . .. Our departure from San Diego brought sadness to our hearts. You were being left behind . . . As we stood there on the pier while preparations were being made for "Getting Underway," your tender squeeze of my hand reassured me of your love. The mistl saw in your eyes caused a now familiar tightness in my throat as we parted once again. Very soon, the pangs of loneliness would again dominate our thoughts, and we will equally yearn for my speedy return. You cautioned me to "Take care" and tried to appear lighthearted for the children's sake, but I sensed your feelings of sadness and felt a need to hold you in my arms one more time. All around us, other wives and children were openly crying, but you drew upon that inner strength which is so much a part of your natural beauty, and it was then thatl knew you really understood . . . lt's because l love you and the children so much, thatl must leave you often. The security, peace, and tranquility you know here at home is because of a protecting shield of U.S. ships out there on the oceans. lt's strange really, what a contradiction life can be. l never want to leave you or the children, butl have job to do. Sometimes it's not a pleasant job . . . the hours are long, and the conveniences are few. But, because I, and other men like me, are willing to do a very necessary job in the Navy, you and the children are safe and secure here at home. Write often! Those long days at sea are always made happier and seem shorter by your faithful letters. Even the tropical nights appear more beautifully lighted because of the happy memories you have given me. l go now to the South Pacific to recover men returning from the Moon. How exciting it must be to travel into the star-lighted space and walk upon the Moon. But you know what? I'll always be contented to sit quietly holding your hand on a clear Summer night and just observe from the earth the stars and the Moon in their true splendor. -W0-l C. Fortier-

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