USS ASHLAND (LSD-1)

1954 AND 1955 MEDEDITEREAN CRUISE

 

From the diary of:  Jerry Gow EMFN 1954-1955

 

1954
07 Sept       Underway from Norfolk to Lisbon, Portugal
22 Sept       Arrived at Lisbon
27 Sept       Underway for Oran, Algeria and maneuvers at sea
02 Oct        Arrived at Oran
07 Oct        Underway for LaSpezia, Italy and maneuvers
13 Oct        Arrived at LaSpezia
21 Oct        Underway for Gulfe Juan, France and maneuvers
27 Oct        Arrived at Gulfe Juan
04 Nov       Underway for Salonika, Greece and maneuvers
11 Nov       Arrived at Salonika
17 Nov       Underway for Istanbul, Turkey
18 Nov       Arrived at Istanbul
22 Nov       Underway for Naples, Italy and maneuvers
30 Nov       Arrived at Naples
07 Dec       Underway for Toulon, France and maneuvers
17 Dec       Arrived at Toulon
27 Dec       Underway for Genoa, Italy
28 Dec       Arrived at Genoa

1955
03 Jan         Underway for Cartagena, Spain and Maneuvers
08 Jan         Arrived at Cartagena
15 Jan         Underway for maneuvers in the Gibraltar area
18 Jan         Officially relieved and underway for Morehead City, North Carolina
29 Jan         Arrived at Onslow Beach, North Carolina, unloaded Marines and   
                   their equipment, picked new skipper as passenger and underway for
                   Norfolk
30 Jan         Arrived at Norfolk