Hamner (DD 718) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1959

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'Me I' ' a6HA 40 ' Miles - 35,893 Paid to the crew - 515-4,433-58 Haircuts - 2640 Cigarettes - 22,362 cartons - 223,620 packages I Cokes - 65,202 Teletype paper - 225 rolls - 342,500 feet Potatoes - 28,150 lbs. Coffee - 3,350 lbs. - 50,250 cups Units of penicillin - 36,000,000 5" shells expended - 1352 3" shells expended - 931 Hedgehogs - 152 7.2 plaster load type Torpedoes - 2 mark 15 Depth charges - 2 mark 6 Cigars - 6,613 Duration of cruise - 6 mo. 6 days By late fall Happy began to tire of local OpAreas and lower Broadway He began to think remlniscently of WestPac of .lapan Hong Kong Ha- waii Kaohsiung - well maybe he didn tthink so much about Kaohsiung Anyway on exactly 22 November 1958 he sniffed the freshenlng breeze and finally made up his mind This was the perfect day to sail for Hawaii Colncldentally ComCruDesPac had precisely the same idea o n u 0 I I I as n Q 7 n I I I ' n o I I I o o o a s no u o o a 1 a I o Some of Happy's friends on the ship didn't share his enthusiasm, but they decided to be good sports about it all. There were women and chil- dren watching from the USS DIXIE IAD-141 as the HAMNER got underway who didn't share his enthusiasm either. Happy pretended not to notice. Instead he listened to the CruDesPac band play "China Night," and "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now," and "Somebody Stole My Girl." Real morale builders, he thought to himself. A .5-Q.T..,,,.,-Y. .-f., -W ,, . I I I I I 1 + 15. . :WV

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Honolulu, Woikiki, wov- ing polms, whot could be better in lote November? Then Midwoy lslond where Hoppy got sond in his shoes ond crossed wings with o gooney bird ond morvelled ot the blue, blue seo. Every- where wos the sound of clicking comeros ond clocking birds os the U.S. Novy ond the gooney populotion developed some bosic conflicts. As the islond slithered over the horizon, Hoppy over- heord ci debote on the relotive merits of the is- lond os o duty stotion loll porticiponts hod ot leost three more yeors of seo duty ciheod of theml. After only eight doys out seo, Hoppy muttered dis- gustedly to himself. Hop- py wos ineligible for Shorevey.

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