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uss MAGOFFIN FAR EAST CRU ( TYPHDQNS JCfVN Of ' AH S AAM KMieM CASLA dirrn IVY BA r Pats QlLbA A»vAy oPe-t. FeCDA V KA tAuiJC EMMA -fHetMA KATC Qi ' A : d o d 0 o C£ N V " i USA Si N Diego l l MAV l5u» „o y AwaiiAfsi s» jOMi root sN OWc In USS MAGOFFIN (APA-199) 1962 FAR EAST CRUISE histoiy with honor and respect to the men of the past, with trust and devotion to the men of the present, and with loyaUy and confidence to the men of the future. To all men vho have made us what we are.i ' ynd will continue to keep us free. THIS IS OUR STORY . . USS MAGOFFIN (APA-199) SHIP ' S HISTORY The USS MAGOFFIN (APA 199). named for Magoffin County. Kentucky, was built for the Mari- time Commission by the Kaiser Shipbuilding Company, Vancouver, Washington. On 25 October 1944 she was transferred to and commissioned in the United States Navy. She received her baptism under fire in April of 1945 during the violent land and naval action preceding the capitulation of Okinawa. She was de-commissioned in March 1946 and remained in resei-ve until the outbreak of the Korean War. Re-com- missioned in 1950 she has been an active member of the Pacific Amphibious Force for over 12 years. Highlights of her varied career include operations off Korea in 1952-53; the 1957 atom tests at Eniwetok; Laos in 1961. MAGOFFIN is presently a member of Amphibious Squadron FIVE and is homeported at San Diego. Rated at 10.000 ton displacement. MAGOFFIN is a heavy attack transport designed specifically for the task of amphibious warfare. Within her 450 foot length and 62 foot beam are located berthing, messing, and stowage facilities that enable her to sea lift 1570 completely equipped combat troops with 500 tons of their fighting equipment. As part of a well balanced amphibious striking force she can deliver her embarked elements to the high water line of an enemy-held objective area. Tlirough twenty-four or- ganic landing craft she can expel her assault troops on the enemy ' s shore in tactical units, in an efficient, timely manner. As the ground forces pick up the fight and expand rapidly into the lodgement area, she assists in insuring they have come to stay by backing them up with the tools of war stowed in her holds. CAPTAIN FRANCIS J. FITZPATRICK USN Captain Francis John Fitzpatrick was horn on February 3, 1916, in Salt Lake City. Utah. He studied at the University of Wyoming before attending the United States Naval Academy where he graduated and was commissioned an ensign in 1939. His first duty assignment was aboard the USS NEW MEXICO (BB40) in various junior officer billets in the Gunneiy Department. From July 1943 to July 1944, Captain Fitzpatrick attended the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School, and upon completion of his studies there, he sei-ved aboard the USS ALABAMA (BB 60) in the capacity of Communications Officer, and then was assigned to the staff of BB Division HI until April of 1946. His next tour of sea duty was Navigation and Operations Officer aboard the USS OAKLAND (CL 95). After sei-ving several tours of duty in school and staff billets. Captain Fitzpatrick, now a full Commander, served as Commanding Officer of the USS ISBELL (DD 869) during the Korean conflict, and was awarded the Bronze Star. Captain Fitzpatrick ' s next tour of duty at sea was as Executive Officer of the USS COLUMBUS (CA 74) and before taking command of the USS MAGOFFIN (APA 199) Captain Fitzpatrick served as Commanding Officer of the NROTC Unit at the University of Utah. COMMANDER OLNEY J. BRYANT USN Commander Olney Joseph Bnant was bom on March 11, 1923, in Chico, California. He attended the California Institute of Technology and the U.S. Naval Academy. He giraduated and was commissioned an ensign in June of 1944. After attending the Submarine School of New London, Connecticut, he sened aboard the LSS ELR - ALE (AS 22), and then aboard the USS PLAICE (SS 390) upon which he made one war cruise. Commander Bryant ' s next tours of sea duty were, aboard the USS CARP (SS-338), aboard the USS CHARR ISS 328) as Executive Officer, and ultimately as Commanding Officer of the USS THORN- BACK (SS 418) from August 1956 to May of 19.58. After a tour of duty in COM SUB Squadron IV staff. Commander Bryant attended two years as a student in the U.S. Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California, until July of 1961 when he reported aboard the USS MAGOFFIN ( APA 199) as Executive Officer. SUPPLY LCDR jMANARD R. RORERTS DECK LT THOMAS A. GIBRINS D E P A R T M E N T OPERATIONS LCDR JOEL R. PAINTER ENGINEERING LT REX G. HAMAKER MEDICAL LT CHARLES E. JENKINS H E A D S NAVIGATION LT(js) WILLIAM T. GOSSETT. JR. i; 9 ' DAMAGE CONTROL ASST ENS DAVID A. THOENNES " A " DIVISION CHIEF ENGINEMAN J. A. FOSTER " A " Division lives just aft of frame ]42 in a space called tlie lioat shop. These men are respon- sihle for the operation and maintenance of all our lioat engines, the diesel engines powering the emergency generators and fire-pumps, and the steering gear. Their joh is cut out for them, par- ticularly with the papa hoats. At hest these ])oats are cantankerous, hut due to gentle coaxing, a few choice words, and some well placed blows with a hammer or two, our hoats are constantly in operation. The enginemen man the hoats, refuel the boats, and repair the boats. Underway they stand watches in after steerine:. and life-boat engineer wr ches o!i the bridge. " And see if ihcv have anv ( ' (i|)eiiHapen? " " Back in ' 12. " B " DIVISION " B " DIVISION OFFICER ENS W. C. HOLLISTER CHIEF BOILERMAN L. A. DAVIS " B " Division forms another integral part of our engineering department, and is comprised of Boiler Tenders. These men operate the firerooni and boiler equipment; test and take inventory of fuels and water, and run around in circles during fueling detail. They serve as members of damage control parties, maintain and repair boilers, pumps and other assorted machinery. The boileiTnen stand their watches in the fireroom. The oil king is of this gang and his commission is to regulate the stowage of fuel oil, and feedwater and help maintain the stability of the ship. " M " DIVISION MAIN PROPULSION ASS ' T ENS M. M. STARK CHIEF MACHINIST ' S MATE R. P. DRUCE A friendly group of " snipes " called Machinist ' s Mates operate and maintain the engineroom of our ship. These men have various jobs in the engineroom (turbines, reduction gears, condensers) and such related auxiliarv ' equipment as pumps, compressors, generators, evaporators, valves, puri- fiers, lube oil coolers, governors and the propeller shaft. The MM ' s are also responsible for the maintenance of the refrigeration systems and the proper operation of the air conditioning. While on watch in the " bottomless pit, " they answer the engine order telegraph and RPM indicator, and oc- casionally ring up " ALL STOP " due to a loss of lube oil pressure. ' ' ' ■ ' Pill lif a aiuillifi carl ' .■ ' " " ■■|low.li,„iM I ki Ml I.- D.rk M A? " n DIVISION Follow a wire and find an Electrician; the ship ' s wiring is his job. " E " Division maintains all electrical equipment, the gyro compasses, and our efficient and clear-toned squawk boxes. The men of " E " Division spend their time overhauling, repairing and inspecting. They are also the " duty movie operators " giving many hours of delightful entertainment. When they are not too busy re- pairing fans and shifting electrical loads, " E " Division also keeps the running lights burning bright- ly, and insures that all the boats will start. They can repair any electrical trouble that arises, pro- vided that it is a blown fuse or burnt-out lightbulb. " R " DIVISION REPAIR OFFICER CWO E. T. WILLIAMS SENIOR CHIEF DAMAGE CONTROLMAN H. J. KRAFT A group of extremely talented and energetic Shipfitters and Damage Controlmen compose " R " Division. When the boats come back in splinters, it is " R " Division that repairs them, when a pipe is leaky or bursts, once again it is " R " Division that is called out. " R " Division does all of the weld- ing, cutting and fitting of metalwork on board. They maintain a constant security watch on all of the spaces, holds, voids, and bilges to insure complete seaworthiness. They take in job orders by the dozen, and construct almost any number of devices beginning from scratch. CO.MMUNICATIONS OFFICER LTJG W. E. ROSE SIGNALS OFFICER ENS R. J. CHAMBERLAIN CHIEF SIGNALMAN A. REICH RADIO LPO P. J. MACARDLE 4 OC " DIVISION The " OC " Division of the Operations Department is responsible for all communication functions of the ship. It is divided into three parts. First come the radiomen who are Ijrave enouoh to sit for seven hours at a time, and listen to an incessant blast of beeps and dit-dahs. Next come the signal- men. Possessing strong eyes and a very accurate ability to guess correctly, they handle the flow of visual communications both rapidly and correctly. To be a good signalman, you must be immune to any changes in the weather, have a hand which is quicker than the eye, and be able to distinguish the prep pennant from the absentee pennant. Last but not least are the ET ' s. Their job is to keep all the equipment in CIC and the radio shack operating at peak efficiency. In order to carry out his duties, the ET walks around with a screwdriver in one hand, an instruction manual in the other, a pocketful of resistors, condensers, tubes, and a volt meter, and constantly has a shocked look on his face. N Guess who aot orders? " Then Mr. Davis said " Is one enouch? " CIC OFFICER ENS C. B. CORNELL ASST CIC OFFICER ENS H. W. RACHEL EM OFFICER CWO R. E. DAVIS LPO I. C. HUFF, RD2 ttr m Ol " DIVISION Combat Information Center, the eyes and ears of the ship, is located in one little 10 ' by 10 ' compartment packed to the overhead with radarmen, electronic equipment, and the CIC Watch Offi- cer. It is the responsibility of the radarmen to plot all contacts, both surface and air, and also assist the Navigator with radar fixes during low visii)ility piloting. The radarmen sit in their dimly-lit cave and keep the OOD informed of all " skunks " and " bogies, " and if they are really on their toes, they will spot a contact before tlie lookouts beat them to it. Their main claim to fame is their coffee mess, which is the most popular corner of CIC. " This one ' s a dummv " Raise vou. two " Maxwell . . " Pull. Camphell. PULL ASST PERSONNEL OFFICER LTJG F. A. MACKENZIE SHIP ' S SECRETARY ENS R. E. SALLSTROM LPO W. L. JACKSON, PNl " X " DIVISION At any time of the dav or niglit the incessant jjounding of typewriters can he heard echoing down the passageways from the ship ' s office. Our yeomen toil over endless reports and endeavor to fmd sufficient space in the myriads of microscopic forms. When the whistle hlows at eight o ' clock, they are off and running until knock off ship ' s work sounds. They profess to l)e veiy competent, and to prove their worth, they always have the Plan of the Day out prior to 2400 of the day it is due. Above all, our yeomen are masters of patience under stress. ■ ' No« I ' NfiN 1hh1 switch . ihnliiilil. I.ukf " But you ' ve been aboard only one da . Chaplain! " " N " DIVISION " N " DIVISION OFFICER ENS F. C. MARCALUS LPO G. M. DAVIS, QMl Although it is the smallest division aboard the ship, " N " Division is charged with the important task of being able to ascertain our position at all times. Each day at sunrise and sunset the Navigator and his assistants can be seen mounting the ladder of the signal bridge to shoot stars. The crew never ceases to wonder at how through all of the mass confusion, great lists of numbers, and endless mistakes the navigation department can make three lines cross, and tell us that they have found our position. The quartermasters are responsible for the upkeep of the bridge spaces, after steering and assorted storage spaces. They also wind the clocks and stand quartermaster watches on the bridge and quarterdeck. ' Anolhor typhoon!? " " Never fiiifl me out here. " H " DIVISION MEDICAL OFFICER LT C. E. JENKINS CHIEF HOSPITAL CORPSMAN D. F. HABERKORN A completely equipped branch office of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgeiy is conveniently located aboard, with the primary mission of listening to various and sundry complaints, and occa- sionally treating a genuinely ill man. There are only two prerequisites which must be fulfilled be- fore making Sick Call; 1. You must be in worse shape than the duty corpsman, and 2. The malady must be sensitive to treatment with A.P.C. tal)lets. The maintenance of the good health of all hands, preventative medicine, and treatment of tlie sick are the responsibilities of the medical department. ' Never seen mic like that 1 " Next week. I ' ll do somethino:! " FIRST DIV OFFICER ENS W. R. DODSON SHIP ' S BOS ' N CWO " E " " J " CORBIN LPO R. L. WALTON, BMl 1 St DIVISION From the stem of the ship to frame 78, we find 1st Division turning to (most of the time). Wlien we anchor, it is 1st Division that is responsible for dropping " the hook, " by releasing the pelican hook, and manning the brake. When we get undei-way, it is from the foc ' sle tliat the word " anchor ' s aweigh " is passed. As with all of the deck department, 1st Division works many hours of the day, and often of the night in a constant effort to keep a taut ship. First Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the foc ' sle, 1 hatch, 2 hatch, 3 hatch, all of the deck gear in that vicinity, 1, 2 and 3 troop spaces. First Division also furnishes a buoy mooring party. ' F.vcrx uliorc. Mnrinr ' I " " Vi t " e ciiiiie to coriiplaiii about ttn Walt on s ashore. BOAT GROUP COMMANDER LTJG G. M. FULLER 2nd DIVISION OFFICER ENS L. M. RISING CHIEF OF THE BOAT GROUP R. E. ENGLEDOW, BMC 2nd DIVISION On our ship, boats and 2nd Division are synonymous. Second Division is comprised of the As- sauh Boat Coxswains, who man and operate our 19 LCVP ' s, 2 LCM ' s. 2 LCPL ' s, and the MK IV. The maintenance of the boats is also their responsibility. The boats are our main batteiy. and prop- erly handled they constitute a prime offensive weapon. The men of 2nd Division are experts: they know their jobs well, and can make the boats perform at their peak, for maximum efficiency. Lest we forget, the 2nd Division duty section inport also is responsible for the all important liberty boat runs, which are by far our favorite. lill " fi lip. ' " ' " Vi ait till I iifl this one in the water. " Psssst. Mr. Sour " Did vou hear " em pass knock off work; ASST 1st LT LTJG J. M. DOLBEY THIRD DIV OFFICER ENS MARTIN H. SOURS LPO J. F. BISHOP. BMl 3rd DIVISION Third Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all deck spaces abaft the jjeam. At 1-Alfa they launch 6 boats from 4 liatch, the 2 LCM ' s from 5 hatch, and the 6 LCVP ' s from Blue 5 and Blue 6. Third Division operates tlie booms and rigging on 4 hatch, and the jumbo boom on 5 hatch. At fueling detail, 3rd Division secures and trips the span wire. The after troop spaces are also their responsibility. While undei-way, 3rd Division stands watches in after steering, after lookout, and on the bridge. It sure is tired out. ' ' Oiilv fifty more lifts, men I " " How did he pet his hand in there in the first place? ' 4th DIVISION The responsiI)ility for the guns falls on the shoulders of a few hardy individuals known as gun- ner ' s mates. Though the command of old . . . " fire on the up-roll " . . . has been returned to his- tory, their skill is just as great, and their work oft-times more laborious. These men maintain and supervise the operation of our defensive battery, our five 40 MM gun mounts. The gunner ' s mates must also maintain the various weapons in our ship ' s armory, ranging from the Roving Patrol ' s .45 caliber pistol to our .30 caliber Browning machine guns. First class info. Reveille to port. ' There must be some other way. " COMMISSARY OFFICER LTJG L. V. COVINGTON CHIEF STOREKEEPER L. E. RUST, SKC CHIEF COMMISSARYMAN D. R. LEWIS, CSC it S-1 " DIVISION " S-l " Division is the department store and fry-Qpok division on board. They furnish everything from office furniture to rain gear to nuts and bolts. Ahhough they don ' t like to admit it, the store- keepers can be called on at all hours of the day and night for issues. Supply Division is respon- sible for feeding the crew (cold cuts again), issuing gear at GSK (no credit card, no issue), operat- ing the ship ' s store (closed for inventoiy), maintaining the coke and candy machines (empty or out of nickels), and they operate small stores (semi-annually and during general drills). Supply depart- ment is the butt of many jokes, however, their job is always well done. " It ' s a pleasure. Ma ' ar ' This week we ' ll force feed ' em. Light and fluffv " S-5 " DIVISION DISBURSING OFFICER ENS G. F. THOMAS WR MESS CATERER CWO E. T. WILLIAMS " S-5 " Division is composed of the stewards, who maintain the wardroom, the wardroom galley, all of the staterooms and TOQ. The stewards prepare all of the officers ' (including the captain ' s) meals, and when we have Marine Officers aboard they must work double time to accomplish this task, but it is always well done. At one-Alfa the stewards man the steady lines on the hatches and davits, and at GQ they are ammunition passers on the gun mounts. The stewards do their utmost to provide good meals, for after all, they must eat their own cooking. m f J COMBAT CARGO OFFICER 1st LT W. W. McIVER THE MARINES JUNIOR COMBAT CARGO OFFICER ENS ORTON JACKHAMMER To insiiie that our Marine passengers will l e embarked, transported, and landed in a minimum of time and in an expeditious manner, we have been generously staffed with a Combat Cargo Officer. It is the duty of this particular officer to make adequate provisions for all matters regarding the troops. When we are not blessed with Marines, First LT Mclver is our Legal Officer. Also, as the senior Marine officer present and the only Marine member of the ship ' s company, he is the Commanding Officer of the Marine Detachment of the MAGOFFIN. To assist him in the performance of these duties, we have the Junior Combat Cargo Officer. This billet is expertly filled by ENS Jackhammer. Mr. Jackhammer reporteci aboard prior to deployment for WestPac, and departed the ship for TAD in Sasebo. To our knowledge he is still in the Sasebo Town Club. s.. Li - ' ia UNDERWAY FOR WESTPAC 11 June, and we were rigging; the ship for sea. Last farewells were fondly hid. the last letters mailed, and the last telephone calls placed. By 0830 the starboard rail was manned with waving sailors, and at 0900 we took departure from San Diego, hound for the Far East. Laden with Marines and heavy hearts, hut cheered with the lure of the Orient, we secured the special sea and anchor detail and set the regular under- way watch. Hawaii hound. HAWAII Eight days and 2200 miles after we bid fare- well to San Diego, we entered Pearl Harbor. While making our approach to the island of Oahu, we passed the islands of Hawaii, Molokai and Maui. We were all veiy impressed by their beauty and splendor. We were tied to a pier directly across from the rusting hulk of the USS Arizona, which is the grave of 1167 men. This furnished a very grim reminder of our duty to Countiy. During our lil)erty hours, we joined the hordes of tourists, by day lazing in the sun at Waikiki Beach, and by night visiting the fabulous, exotic and expensive night clubs. Many of us toured the island, and we departed with a deep appreciation for our newest state. ' aikiki Beach. Tourist?? Beside the resting place of Ernest Pyle. Pali Point. Downtown Honolulu. OKINAWA During our stay in West-Pac, we stopped in Okinawa at frequent occasions. It was our first stop after we crossed the Pacific, from Hawaii, and a welcome sight after seeing nothing but water for two weeks. By the time we left for home we were well versed about Okinawa, all of us knowing where White Beach, Number 3 Village, Namenoue. Koza, Cadena and our own favorite spots were. Most of our time in Okinawa was spent onload ing and offloading Marines and equipment. Vesas of the Orient. Into the taxi On the wav Here we are SUBIC BAY, PHILIPPINES We steamed into Subic Bay on a bright and sunshiny morning, and that was the last we saw of the sun for the next 30 days. It rained, and it rained, and it rained. In one month it rained 56 inches. The paint peeled from the decks, and we were all used to putting on wet shoes at reveille. One consolation in the midst of our dampened spirits was the town of Olon- gapo (when the gate was open). In no other port of call had we spent so little money and had so much fun. We also sampled, approved of, and sampled even more of San Miguel beer. While in Subic Bay, we participated in a Search and Rescue Mission for a downed air- craft, ran away from three typhoons, and made shuttle iims between Okinawa and Subic carry- ing Marines. o L O N G A P O I- ki ' pl llii-iri ill liiisiiicss. Out of bound?. Friendly natives? On Sept. 8, we tied up in Sasebo, Japan, for 7 hours and 27 minutes, to load 167 armed forces personnel and dependents for an R R cruise to Hong Kong. The entire crew noted with complaisant curiosity the arrival of our passengers. The gentlemen and particularly the ladies were graciously welcomed aboard, and the crew were all smiles. N N For the next three weeks the Magoffin became a full-fledged Attack Ocean Liner. The decks were filled with steamer chairs, the wardroom had three settings, and the messdeck ' s tal les had table cloths on them. The crew enthusi- astically lent a hand explaining the various functions of the ship, and insuring that our guests were kept comfortal)le and happy. The pas- sengers were greatly pleased with the crew and ship. ■J M HONG KONG, B.C.C. On September 12, MAGOFFIN arrived in Hong Kong, B.C.C. Immediately following the offloading of de- pendents, liberty call was sounded, and from then until September 17, MAGOFFIN liberty boats cut a continuous wake to and from Fenwick St. Pier. Hong Kong is an interesting and intriguing city, offering something for eveiyone, including recreation, sightseeing, and shopping. We ran the gamut of places to go and things to do. We rode tlie tram to Victoria Peak, which provided an unmatched view of one of the busiest harbors of the world. We visited the fascinating and colorful Tiger Balm gardens, went on to beautiful Repulse Bay, and then to the floating restaurant palaces in Aberdeen. We toured Happy Valley and the shopping centers of downtown Hong Kong. At the China Fleet and at several other clubs in the area, we made an acquaintance with Tiger Beer, certainly one of the finest in the Far East. We took the Kowloon Ferry and browsed through thousands of shops and stores, purchasing Chinese silk, cameras, hi fi equip- ment, and of course, a good number of suits and clothing from the myriad of tailors in the area. In the midst of all this, Mary Soo repainted the sides and boot-topping. It was with empty pockets and drawn faces that we took departure from Hong Kong bound for Sasebo, loaded with dependents and purchases. SEE FELMS M . DAV S ismY So BAO Ai.v Whompa Sam ' s Taxi Sci ict Downtown Hong Konp. Hong Kong orphans welcomed aboard. Orjjlians man the guns. . beideen. Wanchai District. On the day prior to our arrival in Sasebo, our passengers composed a talent show to exhibit their apprecia- tion for our outstanding cooperation and gentlemanly behavior. A good deal of time was spent writing, arrang- ing and rehearsing the show. The cast gave two performances to full houses, and constantly had the audiences reeling in laughter. TALENT SHOW As an extra added attraction, the show featured " Honey Bun, " Walton, BMl, who amazed us with her hidden acting talent. The passengers ex- pressed warm thanks and told us how soriy they were to be leaving. On Sept. 23, we bid them goodbye and returned to our original role as an attack transport ship. SASEBO, JAPAN Our arrival in Sasebo was anxiously awaited as an upkeep and recreation peri- od. After holding special pay to refurbish our empty pockets, we headed for down- town Sasebo. Magoffin sailors were seen all over Sasebo, visiting shops and bars, sightseeing and dodging taxi-cabs. We had all of our booms and davits tested, and purchased $7656.57 worth of merchandise through the ship ' s store-afloat. We spent 10 days in Sasebo, and each was enjoyed by all. Mount Fuji. NUMAZU, JAPAN Think of a flat, pebljly Ijeach, black in color with Mount Fuji standing behind it, and you will have Numazu. We made three trips to Numazu, each time for the purpose of loading or unloading Marines. To us. Numazu means long hours of loading and unloading, and sighs of relief at setting the sea and anchor detail. None of us will forget the splendor of Fujiyama at sun- rise, the snow-cap glistening a pristine white from the rising sun. Although it was drudging hard work, the time spent at Numazu both exercised and helped us maintain our state of readiness. Landino; area. Dry ramp on the beach. Assault Area. Beginning Oct. 13, Magoffin took part in a large scale amphibious operation, at Oki- nawa, Operation Lone Eagle. Hampered by heavy seas, strong winds, and driving rain we labored all day and often through the night to accomplish our objective. Several of our boats were damaged, one of them sunk, to be retrieved tvvo days later. Although we had a rough time, it was with this operation we proved that we could meet the challenge and come out with flving colors. Landinir. SPORTS Basketball team. Softball team. Bowlins; team. For the sports-minded of the crew we fielded softhall, basketball, and bowling teams. Although we spent a good deal of time at sea, we utilized every opportunity to exercise the teams. The bowling team highlighted itself Ijy winning 4 out of 5 games. Intramural bowling was organized among the divisions, and Subic Bay was the scene of some fierce competition. With the progression of the season our softball team improved in each game, and as a climax defeated the Paul Revere nine. Our basketball team just entered the new sea- son, and shows promise of upholding our record. ITINERARY 11.|im( 1962 rV|);irl( ' (l Saii Dicfio. California, for I ' rail il.irlpor. Hawaii, with 1200 ip- |il.icfmt ' nt Maiin( ' cmliaikfd. 18 Jmu ' iiivoil IVarl Hari)or: participated in Opi ' iatioii ■ " Kiviiiji Ui c. " 27 June Departed Pearl for Naha, Okinawa. 11 July .Arrived Naha, offloaded Marines. 1. ' ? July Underway for Suhie Hay. Philippines. 16 July Arrived Sui)ic; conducted voyage repairs. 9 Au : . ' orlied from Subic to evade Typhoon " Patsy " via Palawan Passage. I 1 Aug Kclurncd to Suhic. II Aug I nderway for Buckner Ray. Okinawa. 17 Aug Arrived Buckner. 18 Aug Departed Buckner for Suhic with BLT 2 3 for tran it. 21 Aug Arrived Suhic. offloaded BLT 2 3 and onloaded BLT 1 3. 23 Aug Undenvay for Buckner with BLT 1 3. 26 Aug Arrived Buckner. 27 Aug L ' nderway for Nuniazu. Japan, w ith elements of 1 2th Marine Regiment. 30 Aug Arrived and offloaded Marines at Numazu. 31 Aug Departed Numazu for Naha with BLT 1 3 embarked via Typhoon " Amy " evasion route. 6 Sep Arrived Naha ; offloaded Marines. 7 Sep Undenvay for Sasebo. Japan. 8 Sep Arrived Sasebo and loaded 167 Armed Forces Personnel and Dependents for R R Cruise to Hong Kong. B.C.C. Departed same day. 12 Sep Arrived Hong Kong. B.C.C. 17 Sep Departed Hong Kong for Sasebo. 23 Sep Arrived Sasebo; offloaded passengers and commenced 12-day upkeep period. 4 Oct Departed Sasebo for Buckner Bay — evaded Typhoon " Gilda " on the way. 7 Oct Arrived Buckner. 13 Oct L ' ndei-way with other ships of PhibRon 5 for operation " Lone Eagle " off the coast of Okinawa. 18 Oct Captain A. F. Rawson relieved Captain F. J. Fitzpatrick as Commanding Officer at anchor, Kimmu Wan. Okinawa. 21 Oct Returned to Buckner. 23 Oct Alerted to proceed to Numazu w ith L SS Skagit and USS Fort Marion. 26 Oct Arrived and departed Numazu with BLT 12 3 for Naha. 30 Oct Arrived Naha. offloaded BLT 12 3 and onloaded BLT 3 9. 31 Oct Departed Naha for Numazu w ith BLT 3 9. 4 Nov Arrived Numazu, offloaded 3, 9. 7 Nov Undenvay from Numazu to Subic. 12 Nov Arrived Subic for 4 days upkeep. 16 Nov Undenvav for CONUS via Pearl Harbor. CHANGE OF COMMAND ' ' ' !■ - |U ' ■ ' ; ' .j j« ;S = Oct 6i _ Captain Fitzpatrick bids farewell. Captain Rawson charges the crew. On 18 Octolier. during Operation " Lone Eagle " at anchor in Kimmu Wan, Captain Fitzpatrick bid us farewell and expressed his regret at leaving such a fine ship. A recitation of orders, a firm handshake, and we had a new Captain. A parting handshake. WELCOME ABOARD! CAPTAIN ARTHUR F. RAWSON, JR. USN Captain Rawson was born in Roanoke. Virginia, on Marrli 26. 1919. He attended Roanoke College in Salem. Virginia, prior to entering the Naval Academy in June 1938. Upon his graduation shortly after Pearl Harbor in 1941. Captain Rawson ' s first commissioned service was in the destroyer USS Lea (DD- 118). In August 1942. he was ordered to the submarine S-11. remaining aboard until April 1944. His next assignment was on the pre-commissioning detail of the new submarine l SS BOARFISH as Engineering Officer and then he was assigned to the USS HAMMERHEAD at Perth. Australia, where he became Executive Officer. After a tour of shore duty as Assistant Director of Training on the Staff of Commandant NINTH Naval District he returned to sulimarine duty in June 1950 as Executive Officer of the USS CABEZON sennig in the Korean and Ear-East Areas. In December 1951. Captain Rawson took command of the submarine CON- GER at New London, Connecticut. This duty was followed by a course at the Armed Forces Staff College and then duty on the NATO Staff of Admiral Jerauld Wright. A short tour of sea duty as Operations Offi- cer on board the USS IOWA, one of two remaining battleships, was followed by a most interesting tour in command of the USS STRIBLING. While on shore duty with Admiral Smedberg in the Bureau of Naval Personnel he was selected for Cap- tain and subsequently ordered to the Joint Alternate Command Element in the organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Following this tour, he returned to sea to take command of the USS MAGOFFIN. OFFICERS CAPT Francis J. Fitzpatrick CAPT Arthur F. Rawson. Jr. CDR Olney J. Bryant LCDR Mavnard R. Roberts LCDR Joei R. Painter LT Thomas A. Gibbins LT Charles E. Jenkins LT Rex C. Hamaker 1 LTWerner W. Mclver LTJG James M. Dolbey. Jr. LTJG William T. Gossett. Jr. LTJG Lawrence V. Covington LTJG Georse M. Fuller LTJG William E. Rose EN.S Frederick A. Mackenzie ENS Marshall M. Stark ENS Channinii B. Cornell. Ill ENS William W. Drewry, III ENS George F. Thomas ENS David A. Thonnes ENS David A. Cobb ENS William R. Dodson ENS Frederick C. Marcalus ENS Harold W. Rachel ENS Richard J. Chamerlain ENS Lvnn M. Rising ENS William C. Hollister ENS Martin H. Sours ENS Richard E. Sallstrom CWO Earsell T. Williams CWO Robert E. Davis CWO " E " " J " Corbin CWO Michael A. Nolan FIRST DIVISION R. L. Walton. BMl R. A. McCune. BM2 J. W. Dick. BM2 A. T. Rarretta. BM3 T. L. Ferrington. BM3 E. W. Mouai. BM3 J. V. Thompson. BM3 A. Salinas. BM3 J. E. Crabb. SN C. A. Halverson. SN M. G. Grove. SN R. P. Huntress. SN J. R. Nanneman, SA D. L. Wallis. SN T. E. Henerson. SN A. S. Romeo. BMSN R. C. Flores. SN E. B. Brvant. SN P. A. Miller. SN R. C. Keller, SN K. E. Wallis, SN B. D. Anderson. SN J. D. Davis. SN M. E. Bilow. SN J. L. Tanner. SN R. C. Cooper, SN D. W. Bobbitt. SN SECOND DIVISION R. F. Engledow. BMC D. F. Bare. BM2 S. E. Harrison. BM2 V. L. Barker. BM3 K. D. Humphrey. BM3 R. M. Kellosg. BM3 C. 0. Singley. BM3 J. A. Amacker, SN R. L. Berryman. SN P. W. Reichen. SN T. W. Campbell. SN W. W. Harvey. SN L. M. Wright, SN R. J. Champoux. SN C. B. Lovett. SN G. H. Ide. SN D. E. Ours. SN M. D. McGraw. SN L. W. Willis. SN W. R. Wellman. SN J. F. Martin. SN W. G. Hermanscn. SN J. C. Jaco. SN G. L. Hardy, SA J. T. Billone. SA B. L. Mahoney. SN D. E. Animons. SA M. S. Strohman, SA THIRD DIVISION J. F. Bishop. BMl R. J. McCurdy. BM2 W. Hawkins. BM2 C. A. Rawls. BM2 J. K. Boles. BM3 R. Diaz. BM3 W. A. Hulit. BM3 B. W. Kimberlv. BM3 B. B. Clifton. BM3 G. E. Honebein, BM3 C. S. Beck. SN T. A. McMillen. SN S. A. Stephen. SN M. S. Basore. SN J. L. Hill. SN G. L. Riedel. SN A. R. Graham, SN D. B. Buckley, SN D. Baumhardt. SN D. C. Anderson. SN G. A. Miller. SN C. L. Fritzler. SN J. B. Faiss. SN G. A. Isler. SN M. M. Effinger. SN S. E. Tocher, SA D. L. Bailey. SA E. W. Frank. SA D. R. Bicknell. SN FOURTH DIVISION D. A. Cravcraft. GMGl R. H. Barr, GMG2 M. G. Wincins. GMG2 L. Cowan. GMG2 L. G. Savre. GMG2 J. E. Gailo. FTG2 S. A. Baton. FTG3 R. J. Rudloff. FTG3 J. L. Jones. SN J. R. Grace. SA J. C. Long. SN F. L Majors. S A " A " DIVISION J. A. Foster. ENC T. E. Christensen. ENl E. D. Campbell. EN2 R. D. Bennett. EN2 E. A. Ashbaugh. EN2 L. Wartchow. EN2 R. C. Bowden. EN3 R .D. Slates, EN3 J. C. Rhoden. ENS R. P. Roval. EN3 S. Morin. EN3 L. D. Johns, EN3 R. Wuckowitsch. ENFN W. M. Blaisdell. ENFN R. J. Derouin. ENFN J. M. Kidwell, ENFN W. L. Lackner. ENFN L. V. Jeffries. FN R. L. Cooper. FN J. T. Shillidav. FN D. C. Allen, FN " E " DIVISION D. Pittman. EMC C. W. Holland. EM2 T. G. Ball. EM3 J. M. Miller. EM3 C. K. Roberts. EM3 E. J. Maksin. EMFN W. W. Wagnon. EMFN J. P. Marnin, FN G. W. Ruby. IC3 J. H. Bryant. IC2 G. K. Anderson. IC3 E. W. Bussean, IC3 J. I. Dea. FN J. S. Bodger. FN " R " DIVISION H. J. Kraft. SFCS G. F. Kn.pacck. SFl A. n. Jones. SFP.H W. I. i.h..las. SFP.? R. A. llii,luMi.T. SFM-2 H.W. W.Hul. I)C2 D. F. K.-|)hart. I)C;? A. H. Romans. SFM.? R. H. Sohl. FN L. F. h ant. FN D. L. Rn.wn. FN J. II. Houselv. FN J. R. Colt-man. FN T. G. Ilarman. FN •R " DIVISION L. A. Davis. RTC J. H. Ratten. RTl J. R. Edwards. RTl J. G. Railev. RT2 J. E. Clark. RT2 D. R. Marcum. RT3 J. R. Phelps, rt; L. I. Dunnuck. FN W. Choate. FN R. Choate. FN L. Rrewer. FN R. R. Rrewer. FN R. J. Rjork. FN R. n. Ruffum. FN I). W. Riessing. FN A.J. R bin. FN " M " ' DIVISION R. P. Druce. MMC R. J. Johnson. MMI J. P. Refuerzo. MMI L. E. Druce. MM2 C. J. Ebben. MM2 E. C. McDowell. MM2 R. E. Sprinkle. MM2 R. L. Dennis. MM3 J. E. Donnell. MM3 J. L. Faure. MM3 K. R. Lackev. MM3 G. Rivera. MM3 C. K. Grav. MMFN G. M. Harris. MMFN J. A. Stivers. MMFN R. L. Sherrick. MR2 M. E. Lowenstein. FN L. D. Kane. FN E. R. Vonesh. FN J. C. Ramsev. FN A. L. Hopkins. FN R. 0. Ronnett. FN " N " DIVISION G. M.Davis. QMl H. I.. R.nson. QM2 T. I.IUill. OM " . J. F. Sullivan. (,)M3 T. D. Rurnam. SN F. A. Simmons. QMSN K. L. Stanley. SN " H " DIVISION I) y. IJMberkorn. HMC F. H. K..berts. HM2 (;. J.Casprli.b. HM2 R. C. Rertrani. HM3 S. G. Creason. HM3 T. J. Little. HM3 C. A. Dietrich. SN M. P. Stein. SN " OC " DIVISION R. J. McArdle. RMl J. R. Renaud. RM2 G. L. Fischer. RM2 R. B. MrElrov. RM3 P. W. White. RM2 T. L. Miistead. RM2 W. D. Witham. RM. ' . T. W. Mackev. RM3 C. B. Burkett. SN W. S. Batson. RMSN R. E. Derheim. RMSA R. H. Funk. RMSA A. Reich. SMC E. Mounts. SMI E. Scott. SM2 J. P. Files. SN A. Bejarano. SN W. R. Raleigh. SN L. E. Eakin. SMS D. P. MacConnell. ETR3 M. R. White. ETR3 T. T. Tov. SN L. R. Wolf. ETNSN M. S Thomas. ETNSN R. I. Ste. Marie. ETNSN R. D. Hermansen. SN " 01 " DIVISION I. C. Huff. RD2 G. G. Kuhn. RD2 M. C. Banks. RD2 D. A. Murri. RD2 D. A. Maxwell. RD3 W. T. Su22. RD3 R. M. Canadv. RD3 L. W. Rouse. RDSN J. L. Saeuding. SN S. W. Campbell. SN H. L. Scheniman. RDSA " X " DIVISION W. I.. Jackson. PNl C. R. Bucher. PCI W.J. Lopez. Y 2 II. W. Slollar. YN3 1). Lukens.iw. YN3 R. C. Smith. P 3 J. L. Pitcher. PC3 R. E. O-bornc. S P. H. Bcrkner. YN3 P. Lnndi.li... GMGC " S-l " DIVISION L. E. Rust. SKC D. R. Lewis. CSC W. A. Dehring. CSl M. J. Billips. CS2 M. S. Overfelt. CS2 T. E. Pitts. CS2 N. A. Capling. CSS R. R. Moore. CSS C.J. Rrunner. SHI G. N. Kerper. SH2 C. D. O ' Rrien. SH2 A. Greenidge. SIIS I. Ladrido. SHS L. G. Smith. SHS A. E. Steele. SHS L. Aiumu. DK2 E. Dalton. SK2 R. N. Lambert. SK2 C. N. Reecher. SK3 J. F. Crillev. SK3 B. Huerta. SK2 R. J. Lahti. SN M. E. Lance. DK3 G. D. Graves. SN T. R. Sanchez. SN W. R. Clark. SN G. E. Webb. SN " S-5 " DIVISION B. B. Yambao. SDC J. Martinez. SDl J. F. Davis. SD2 H. Clark. SD3 F. C. Ostip. SDS M. Thomas. SD3 P. Garcia. TN R. G. Luis. Jr.. TN C. H. Murphv. TN R. S. Pamoti. TN G. E. Platero. TN S. P. Tala. TN R. G. Natividad. TN N. G. Catudioc. TA E. Watson. TN F. R. Arrocena. TN We steamed: FACTS AND FIGURES 31,602 miles We used: 1,525,000 gallons of fuel oil 3,670,000 gallons of fresh water We consumed: 10,180 dozen eggs 7,281 lbs. of chicken 38,788 lbs. of beef 48,537 lbs. of potatoes 99,273 candy bars 125.256 cokes 48.537 gallons of milk We smoked: 2,243,180 cigarettes We handled: 4,638 messages We received : $204,490 in wages We carried: 8,153 Marines We were undenva : 123 out of 180 days CRUISE BOOK STAFF Editor: Art and Layout: Sales: Cover Design: Photography : Advisor: John E. Sullivan. QMS Michael E. Lance. DK3 Howard W. Wood. DC2 James R. Nanneman, SA Ship ' s Company LKjgl William T. Gossett, Jr. 7rt M .« » ARMED FORCES PUBLICATIONS iLlSHING COMPANY C i : " p " o d 0 X? % o C£ N USA •VtlbuiRV isui mO jO iMSre» I sbAMO '


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