Hamner (DD 718) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1958

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55 xx.u,.,xX-,,s..g X-...N NOX- -nw--xxxvxxxxexxx--NA I I LCDR R. G. WALLACE LT H. E. KARBACH, IR. fMCl LTIG G. W. BAUMANN, IR. LTIG D. A. GOITSCHALK LTJG R. M. IONES Executive Officer Q57 Squadron Medical Officer Operations CUM GUIIIIBW EHEIHCGTIHH Electronics 12151 LTIG E. L. SIKOROVSKY LTIG C. F. IDE LTIG R. G. BETHEL ENS W. D. HIATTT ENS C. E. WILLIAMS Supply Operations 12151-CIC l' First Lieutenant Damage Control Assistant Communications .41 Electronics 13157 - MPA l2l Missing from Pictures: LCDR I. CASTRO, Executive Officer lll LTJG D. T. WOLFE, Navigator MMD ENS D. I. PAINO, CIC Officer Q21 ENS T. CAMERON, JR., ASW Officer ENS G. L. BEIERLING, IR. ENS C. I. DAVIS, lll Assistant First Lieutenant Main Propulsion Assistant l2l A cup of strong coffee, a hearty sandwich and the warmth of a foul weather jacket all prime the sleepy O4-08 Officer of the Deck for his chilly hours on the bridge. Careful reading of the captain's night orders under the chart table's dim red light provides the relieving OOD with his basic orders before stepping out on the darkened bridge to adjust his eyes to the night. After memorizing the cruising information and viewing carefully the ship formation both visually and by radar, the exchange of "I relieve you, sir" and "I stand relieved" sends the weary OOD below and leaves the new OOD charged with the safety and proper operation of the HAMNER for the next four hours, the four hours that will unfold, with the break of dawn, the events of a new day. How well the HAMNER will do in the day's operations depends heavily on the foresight and preparations of this OOD and those who follow. Though it seems that we are always on the bridge while underway, watch standing is only one of the many and varied duties of the officers of the HAMNER. Trained specifically for administraton and more gener- ally in all the phases of HAMNER operations, each officer can expect his three years aboard to support a wide variance in duties assigned. He may be assigned to the gunnery department for one year, the engineering department the next and the last year may find him in operations. ln each job as either department head or division officer he is the man who handles the administration, coordinates the efforts of his men for most effective maintenance and training, and compromises the differ- ences between them and the other sections of the ship. Gathering around the wardroom table, the officers are frequently in conference as the captain's policies are dictated, the overall training schedules for the ship are formulated, conflicting personnel and materials of the divisions and departments are compromised or a new "volunteer" is selected for the position of wardroom mess treasurer. On the light side of life, 'the HAMNER's wardroom is one of the happiest in the Fleet. There is no contesting the superiority of the food served during the meal hours or available at any hour for snacks, and we all carry about ten extra pounds in attestment to this fact. Most of the wardroom officers prefer to go ashore together, sometimes in small groups and sometimes enforce. The jolliest times for everybody are those in which nine to ten of us gather in the club for a few rounds, with the dice deciding who pays. There have been evenings when the entire group, after going separate ways earlier, have gathered in the wardroom for a boisterous celebration to cap a good liberty. In Hong Kong we set all kinds of records for going broke, with most officers buying three times over their previously set limits. Most of us in the HAMNER's wardroom are reserve officers determined to give the Navy and our country three excellent years of service before returning to civilian ranks. Serving aboard the HAMNER provides us an excellent background in leadership and administration which will be invaluable in our future professions. The regular officers find the rugged three years aboard the HAMNER the best experience they can gain toward a well rounded ,naval career. Both types of officers know the HAMNER is their ship and their trust for the three-year tour of duty, and each officer strives to take with him from the HAMNER, when his tour is done, the satisfaction of a job "WELL DONE." li. :L "3-', 2 If H' - ' ,L ,I . semi'-h' .' , fX"'-kQ'x,'-lx'sH7 -'.'Q?'-fi-YQRS.-Wxx.s Fffiuli nf! ii i -hi F--- :N ' 'a.,x:Qw-xs-Q-v'1fv:'9"f-'f0"2' f"'f'i 'I A 'ef 1. ' 79-.ia Vi: J 5 .I ,, , xr, x'-. I x'-fi

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AND THE SECOND Instead of receiving a captain new to the ways of a destroyer, the HAMNER'S crew was delighted to discover that Commander Robert Richard DUPZYK was also a salted veteran of the destroyer navy. ln fact,'the Captain was almost blown off the destroyer ZELLARS in April,Yl5,during the Okinawan Campaign when a kamikaze plane crashed below the second mount and exploded its torpedo in the scullery to demolish everything below the bridge between the first mount and the forward fireroom. The Captain, recently accustomed to the formalities of carrier and staff duties, brought with him, for better or worse, a little more "regulation" than had been known on the HAMNER during the previous few years. His determination and careful guidance obtained for the HAMNER the tremendous results of the second Yokosuka availability, and his willingness to let the 00D's handle most of the various tactical maneuvers, even the one that almost hit the WILTSIE, inspires great confidence in these officers. To our Captain Dupzyk, the U.S. Navy is HIS navy, and the past 24 years of devoted service have borne this out well. Born 17 March, 1917, in Broderick, California, the Captain left Sacramento Junior College in September, 1934, to start his naval career in San Diego as a boot recruit. After two years of enlisted service he was sent to the Naval Academy, he was commissioned in 1940. He has skippered PT Boats, the MARSH IDE-6991, and THE SULLIVANS CDD-5379, served as Navigator of the CLEVELAND CCL-555 and the battleship MISSISSIPPI, and served as exec in the STRINGHAM CAPD-65 and the ZELLARS CDD-7775. Yes, he is a little more "regulation," keeps a tauter ship, demands more of officers and men. He is "all navy," tremendously enthusiastic about the HAMNER, proud to be shipmates with the officers and men of the HAMNER. How well the ship will fare in the ensuing months is hidden in the unforeseeable future, but if trends can be used as a guide, the Captain and the HAMNER will continue to mark up "E's" and acknowledge "Well Done's." Being assigned to a ship moored to a pier makes the'Captain restless, even though it allows plenty of time with his wife, Viola JoAnne, and their two children, David Patrick, 6, and Diane Elizabeth, 5, at their Coronado, California, home. For our Captain, the roll of a ship is his stabilizer, and the operations of the Navy, destroyer or otherwise, are his life.

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