Duxbury Bay (AVP 38) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1955

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' if T ' we u. s. s. ouxsum' BAY IAVP-381 t 'ffl Care of Fleei' Posf Office . J- ' V S4Vl New York, New York Bolvigg It was late in August 1954 when our good ship, the U .S.-S. DUXZURYBAY' ' CAVP-382 was released to the Atlantic Fleet by the Portsmouth Naval ,Ship Yards A . I like all ships coming out of the Naval Yard, the "G needed grooming and training before as'-Sunngng ' ies. She was not exactly clean or ' ly six-ty-five percent wer aboard, one-h Per ' alloping Ghost", 4 her lmpending' responsibilitf- V ship-shape and of her crew, approximate-f f e new men and officers. Of the old timers fistill ' t"- - alt' were slated for transfer before her departure to theff. sian Gulf. After a brief few days to prepare for sea and load all , A aflvnnnition and stores, the USS DUXBURY BAY was underway on a months train- ing cruise to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. At Guantanamo all hands turned to with a will to prepare forthe coming V cruise to the Middle East and to weld Ship and crew into a single- proficient Unit. The hours were long and the tasks tedious, but not without compensation, the first consisted of two good liberty ports - Santiago, Cuba and Port-au- Prince, Haiti. These interesting cities provided pleasant and well-earned ' relaxation and recreation. The greater reward, however, was a knowledge that as we returned to Norfolk we had become an efficient Ylhit of the Atlantic T Fleet.' The "DUX" was now clean, orderly and ship-shape, capably manned by a r pr0ud and experienced crew. After a week at Norfolk with friends and loved ones we put to sea for the start of a seven months' cruise. It soon became evident that the value of this cruise had to be measured by more than the training of a fighting Unit or the visits to strange and exotic portsg it must also include the value of the friendships established g on board. In seven months one learns the mea-ning of the term "shipmnte" and comes to rely on the association with the friends and companions with whom he lives so closely. It is such friendship that make the lonely watches pass .more quickly and add interest to the routine of shipboard duties. Moreover, it is such friendship that adds imneasurably to the enjoyment and pleasure of the liberty parties in ports far from home. It is the purpose of this cruise book to help preserve the pleasant memories of the l954-1955 cruise, and to strengthen and perpetuate the fond friendships which came into existence during this time. Althwgh transfers will separate many shipmates, the cherished memories will remain and later on in life we can live again, through this book, our trip to the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. UQSQ NaVy Commanfiilng Office I'



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