I uss XBLAC u s s B L A C K 1962 Westpac Cruise The BLACK was built by the Federal ShipbuifaYng and Drydock Company in Kearny, New Jersey, and launched on 28 March 1943. She is named for the late LCDR Hugh David BLACK, USN, Commanding Officer of the fourstack destroyer U. S. S. RUBEN JAMES which was torpedoed by a submarine in the North Atlantic in the fall of 1941. Upon commissioning and completion of shakedown, the BLACK reported to the Pacific Fleet for duty. During World War Two, the BLACK took part in operations in the Marianas, Marshalls, Solomons, and Philippines. After ling a most impressive record of action, the BLACK was sent for a ro month overhaul in San Francisco, to lick her wounds. The BLACK gain sailed for the Western Pacific and from then until the end of the —ar, operated in waters off the coast of Japan. Jn mothballs from 1946 to 1951, the BLACK again returned to service during the Korean Campaign. She has since been serving with Destroyer Divisions 92, 191, and 192, making yearly deployments to the Western Pacific. ribbons. The BLACK displays on her bridge replicas of the following battle • (1) ASIATIC-PACIFIC THEATER RIBBON-6 CAMPAIGNS. (2) PHILIPPINE REPUBLIC PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION (3) NAVY OCCUPATION SERVICE MEDAL (4) KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL (5) KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION. ■■ I Commanding Officer R. E. Bondy, Jr. CDR USNR Commander Bondy is a graduate of ihe U. S. Merchant Marine Academy. Following his graduation in March 1945 he has been assigned duty in destroyer types with tours in the U.S.S. Hilary P. Jones (DD-427), U.S.S. Jenks (DE-665), U.S.S. Carpellotti (APD-136), U.S.S. Gatling (DD-671,) U.S.S. Steinaker (DDR-863) and as Executive Officer of the U.S.S. Strong (DD-758). During a period of broken service he sailed for the Socony Mobil Oil Co. serving in S S Tatarrax, S S Mobilfuel and S S Magnolia. Tours of duty ashore have included duty as Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Training Center, Gulfport, Mississippi and an assignment at the Bureau of Naval Personnel as Reserve Enlisted Plans Officer. Commander Bondy, his wife Katherine Ann and children Robert E. Ill, ' ' ■liam D. and Ann McD. reside in Long Beach, California. Executive Officer O.K. Hallam LCDR USN M ' MJlfc, LCDR O. K. Hallam, U. S. N. received his commission in 1946 at the University of Texas NROTC Unit. His tours of duty have included the U.S.S. RANGER (CV-4), COMSERVLANT Staff, U. S. S. RENSHAW (DDE-499), U. S. S. ACHERNAR (AKA-53), Command of the U.S.S. PINNACLE (MSO-462) and Chief Staff Officer COMINRON Seven. He is a graduate of General Line School, Monterey, California and U.S. Navy Postgraduate School-Mine Warfare Cur- ricula. Prior to becoming Executive Officer of the U. S. S. BLACK (DD-666) LCDR Hallam was Mines Officer on the Staff of Commander Mine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet. U. S. S. BLACK (DD-666) C O FLEET POST OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO. CALIFORNIA 11 5er 467 1Q Oct 1°62 t ifK ; ' • ■ . ' : t m: Commanding • Ffic r, ; ' . ' . The Crew of the U.S. S. BLACK (DD ' : : c Cruise, 1962 v st six months :J has been ' r oleasure bo command the CK on 3 " ruii u the estem ] aej Pic ■ " pea. In tl - Is o riod the PI ' amed al 01 .00 ' ' " : ; " , re lend shed at sea innumerable times, and ' . ' ■■ ' -• heri ' waHmis H ■ . ' • iises • • " owit - , n«s a+fo+fV ; n » -T-™ such uest " Lcn ■ or] « •• ,T rv ' bed g Ln st c 3 ■ " 1 n ■ i st countri ■ Let of not only a n en. b it is a ' Cold " ar 1; 1 ii ' .f " g g | p) 1 ct - " i (■» for the mj nds )ut at anytime could 1 scorae an active Le ' . ' ' " " ■ 3 ' our adversaries ever felt ir o were ' •e. ' - and not a1 all bimes cei ' ' bo defend cur way of life. For bhis reason, in order to storj the s ' ead of Communism throughout bhe World, and in o ir case in the Pacific , we must oaintain a strong Milit ■ ' orce bhal Ls ready to meet force lywhere in th World. " h€ ei utra] - v - friendly countrd 3 ■ 1 ■ ■ ace, 1 ' ■ • ter I ' ( enac 3 t ur eople. b is every an s righl I responsibility to me ke bhe • ■ • Li der 1 ' oteel eritage, • r of ] i r e, and bly c ■ " ■ ' . b us always remember our s onsj - ■ to our Country d] ' cr: ' ice rm ■ ' 1 ke. It was ' i ' ■ cc , Lt any 1 - ' - ' ' , ' bra- t ' Lntment, ut this boo] 1 srvi • Lnd ' ! ' • any j 1 • e have had, ' ■ • ' n : • a.v visited, hat a] was no1 rk. nrc with ; rm, bhe ' fic rs and Ken 1 : e FLACK. ' or ut , " ' " ; , " ' sel " sac i " ' c Is of ' VCK, e» bhanl yov, for you: id Lenc ' bl many it] ire absenl from h e. OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT OFFICERS %y £W £b: |P V ?» " If. 7. £. Cowan Lf g. Holmes Ens. W.M. Debruhl Ens. Price Ens. 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" M Division Gallentine mm2 1 1 Kroupa mm3 Wiseman mm3 Hill mm3 " JH €9?» « £ r v Cue mm3 Benson mm3 Hunter mm3 Allen fn Wyaff fn Zimmerman fn Nichols fn Weston fn Cochrane fn Schutter fn Hines fn 17 B Division Mcfarland bt2 Murray bt2 Martin bt2 Dean bt2 Pangle bt3 Hoffman bt3 Brown bt3 Farrall bt3 Mcfarland bt3 Von Ruden bt3 S? Graf fn Garrett fn Cook fn Do on fn Westfall fn Baxter fn Fergurson fn Nost fn Smith fn H -f ! A Singleton fn Sadler fn Bristow fn Labarge fn Eaves fn R Division ' ' i 3oofh en2 White dc2 Roeder sf2 G ' vens em2 Brown mr2 Devou t ic2 Champ on em3 Dursteler em3 Orr em3 «jf f»f. U»t ifS v ' Akers rf3 UWAT DID TUE SUU RTTE " f w TUINK. OF vooa SO GtSTtON, SIR.? Rogers sffn Snyder emfn Magee emfn Hoskins fn Sm fh fn Andrade fn 19 Shine that brass boy CO ine , z% c - What chu looking at man ??? 6 ■ y e ?e Hey guys lights again. Cleanest engineroom in the Pacific ??? Stop me, I ' m gonna jump. ' sm 3 • Holy cow . ' . ' Charile Brown. What ' s thai word??? Supply Department Offi cer Ens. R. W. Peterson Chief: Car i e skc Don ey she Brown sdc 1st Class ,t - 3arnes s c Vidal csl 3 S 1 Division Carrol sk3 Palasios dk3 Vender Wood sn Psoitis sn S 2 Division Cox cs2 Bailey cs3 r a It! Moore cs3 Cavanaugh sn Zimmerman sn S 3 Division Roy sh2 Sanchez sh3 Johnson sh3 Hall sn 5 UPPv_Y S 4 Division r «1 Landry tn Quijado tn Lopina tn 23 MESS Cooks WW Greene sn W MW Bileyu etsn Zeoman so r - - = 4 - ] 8 Taylor sn " . Ozze o fn i v r Bur ey sn Robinson sn Dugan sn Deafon fn IA dim AT PLAY c n T x t r The Winners . " Hi 77ie 8 ack Hawks 26 BLACK BOWLERS 2 DEPART GOFNUS Well!! Almost??? HAWAII Not Again 28 Pineapples anyone ? YOKOSUKA JAPAN One more B.J. -your limit. Milk Please!!! Meanwhile, back at the ranch Right foot first, Jimmy ! NOMG KONG 11} twl m ■ _ J-rt« .r P Arrival Hong Kong Prepare To Board ! sjkskS 35 PHILIPPINES STATES fsj A V A l_ BASE S U O I C E 0L-0NGcAF O r r L ;— «K Mi nC !.» ■. ««£l • ! m?$r ' :, tftic- ' b $ .. gg ' jf ; i SEES 37 A A IN fU " ! ! ' % £g pSp • d « « » u. « « in ii I ! fi ; w. _ J | I ' H Vfl " Tr.? wi r r k= TOKYO IBHHi KAMAKURA Vi " ,- ■■■%: ' AROUND JAPAN 45 OPERATIONS " ' •■ •■ ' ■ ) --•k- ' -.j -I. ,»• • FT o II TOB ! 13IB2-22 ! . ■ ' i i ,; i ! ■ ' p |EM fcV , — UNCLASSIFIED " »iVjl " « 50 -, j TGOIHC VIA U FLASH I »0 LIGHT " wkoimuss buck, an ,.neT«.. ■ ' ««■, " " " • " " " " USS BLACK J OESDtV 192 I M BOH H o UMCLAS. 1. OUB CASRE ' T! A DtNJO SO I (www «w» i • • : m L " E UST 00. S ' JT e« ( ' ' . „ , ., t CITY. KEEPS . ' I •,ir .-»TF B T nu KEEO 17 HOST, SO " r ' i D O h ,0 i USS SLACK - ' " can;,,. l,. ' " Sj; ' «, ' " ■ ' »o i„ C ' «•„„, " I ' Hi ,, „ 5 " » toe, . • Ir » r. A,- ' WfO r 8 . ... UNCLASSIFIED 5 ' 1 REMEMBER??? 52 57 Budai Mowery Barnes Weeks LaBarge Hanks Advisory Editorial Financial Photography 59 Our Heavenly Father, we thank Thee for the opportunity which was provided for the safe completion of this cruise. We are grateful for the fond memories we have had of the places we have seen and the people we have met. Especially do we thank Thee for the understanding and unity we have had with our friends and shipmates. May we not forget those who are the victims of poverty and disease in the world. Forgive us for taking our way of life in the United States for granted, and make us more aware of Thy goodness to us. May we also be concerned about the Eternal values in life and ever keep our sights on life ' s Eternal Port. 1
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