LOG BOOK OF THE U. S. S. ASHLAND LSD-1
COMMANDED BY: Commander Edward F. Scott, Commander, U.S.N.
ATTACHED TO: LSD Division TWENTY-ONE Division,
Amphibious Forces Squadron,
Atlantic Fleet,
Commencing 1 April, 1951, at Long Beach, California,
and ending 30 April, 1951, at Maryland Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland

Sunday 1 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to Pier No. 3, Berth No. 32, U. S. Navy Shipyard, Long Beach, California, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh and salt water, steam and electricity. Ships present: various units of the Pacific Fleet. SOPA is ComCruDiv 3 in the USS Helena (CA 75).

4 to 8
Moored as before.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0850 YW 70 moored along port side. 0920 Simmons, W. W., 382 50 71, FPC., USN, left the ship for thirty (30) days annual leave. 1023 In accordance with ComPhibLant dispatch 291856Z, commenced loading sixteen (16) privately owned vehicles.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1220 Cast off YW 70, having received 9,000 gallons fresh water. 1440 Completed loading of vehicles.

16 to 20
Moored as before. 1600 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 2. 1702 Cut in Boiler No. 2 on the auxiliary steam line. 1804 Cut in No. 2 Generator. 1845 Discontinued shore power.

20 to 24
Moored as before.


Monday 2 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to Pier No. 3, U. S. Navy Shipyard, Long Beach, California, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 and Generator No. 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving following services from ashore: fresh and salt water. Ships present: various units of the Pacific Fleet. SOPA is ComCruDiv3 in the USS Helena (CA 75). 0345 Marsh, E. F.,316 25 17, CSC, USN, reported aboard from four (4) days annual leave.

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0530 Stationed special sea detail. 0545 Pilot, Mr. A. S. Teague, came aboard. 0600 Porter, A. N., 579 85 60, EN3, USN, and Gero, C. E., 718 19 14, FN, USN, reported aboard absent without leave since 1920, 1 April 1051, a period of ten (10) hours and forty (40) minutes. Kendall, J. A., 382 43 37, MRC, reported aboard absent over leave since 0500, 2 April 1951, a period of one (1) hour. 0605 Underway on various courses and at various speeds, conforming to the channel in compliance with ComTransDiv 13 dispatch 072220Z, the pilot at the conn, the Captain and the Navigator on the bridge, proceeding to explosive anchorage No. 3, Long Beach Harbor, California. 0623 Pilot left the ship; Captain assumed the conn. 0633 Arnold, R. E., 303 57 57, SA, USN, reported aboard absent over leave since 0500, 2 April 1951, a period of one (1) hour and thirty-three (33) minutes. 0702 Anchored in explosive anchorage No. 3, Long Beach Harbor, California, in 9 fathoms of water, sand bottom with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings: Stack, 073 , west tangent Long Beach Breakwater, 105.5 , west light Long Beach Breakwater, 243 . 0714 Secured special sea detail. 0738 Let fires die out under Boiler No. 1

8 to 12
Anchored as before. 0826 YD 87 come along side to starboard. 0838 YF 659 moored to YD 87. 0845 King, R., 376 45 34, GM2, USN, reported aboard, absent over leave since 0500, 2 April 1951, a period of three (3) hours and forty-five (45) minutes. 0923 Commenced loading ammunition.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1400 A deck court, Lieutenant R. P. Williamson, USNR, met to try the case of Gero, C. E., 718 19 14, FN, USN. 1420 The deck court which met at 1400 adjourned. 1550 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 1.

16 to 20
Moored as before. 1622 Cut in Boiler No. 1 on main steam line. 1818 Received from Ammunition Depot, Seal Beach, California, 105 rounds of 5" 38 cal. ACC, 105 rounds 5" 38 cal FCL(VT), 67 rounds of 5" 38 cal. Ser-FP, 178 rounds 5" 38 cal. SER, 2 rounds of 5" 38 cal. DISL-FP, 10 rounds of 5" 38 cal. 111, 25 rounds of 5" 38 cal. BL & T, 6348 rounds of 40mm HEIT-SD, 1270 rounds of 40mm APT, 1728 rounds of BL & T, 2400 rounds of 40mm HET-SD, 24,280 rounds of 20mm HET, 47,267 rounds of 20mm HEI, 4800 rounds of 45 cal. ball M1, 1584 rounds of 30 cal. ball M2, 20,500 rounds of 30 cal. AP M2, 1500 rounds of 30 cal. tracer M1, 9600 rounds of 30 cal. carbine ball M1, 400 rounds of 45 cal. blank, 200 rounds of 12 gauge #00 buckshot, 10,000 rounds of 22 cal. ball long rifle, 288 rounds of signal distress, 6 rounds of navy red light, 12 rounds of navy blue light, 150 rounds of very signal lights. 1840 Cast off YF 659. 1850 Cast off YD 87. 1856 Stationed the special anchor detail. 1930 Stationed the special sea detail. 1911 Underway on various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel proceeding to San Diego, California, in compliance with ComTransDiv 11 despatch 010117Z, with the Captain at the conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1934 With Los Angeles Harbor light abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards, took departure and set course 159 (t), 160 (pgc), 135 (psc), steaming at standard speed, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1947 Secured special sea detail. 1953 C/c to 156 (t), 157 (pgc), 133 (psc). C/s to 2/3 speed, 9 knots, 111 rpm.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2206 Changed course to 140 (t), 141 (pgc), 121 (psc).


Tuesday 3 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently enroute to Pier No. 5, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California, in accordance with AdComPhibPac despatch 310013Z. Steaming on base course 140 (t), 141 (pgc), 121 (psc), two-thirds speed, 8 knots, 98 rpm, using No. 1 and No. 2 Boilers. 0152 C/c to 139 (t), 140 (pgc), 019 (psc). 0153 Sighted Point Loma Light bearing 138 (t), distance 23 miles. 0308 C/c to 143 (t), 144 (pgc), 123 (psc). 0309 C/c to 146 (t), 147 (pgc), 122 (psc). 0324 C/c to 326 (t), 327 (pgc), 306 (psc). 0344 C/c to 147 (t), 143 (pgc), 121 (psc).

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0407 C/s to 1/3 speed, 4 knots, 55 rpm. 0411 C/s to 3 knots, 40 rpm. C/c to 152 (t), 153 (pgc), 132 (psc). 0452 C/s to 2/3 speed, 9 knots, 111 rpm. 0503 C/s to standard speed, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0505 C/c to 209 (t), 210 (pgc), 177 (psc). 0509 C/c to 189 (t), 190 (pgc), 160 (psc). 0511 C/c to 179 (t), 210 (pgc), 153 (psc). 0513 C/c to 159 (t), 160 (pgc), 125 (psc). 0517 C/c to 109 (t), 110 (pgc), 092 (psc). 0520 C/c to 089 (t), 090 (pgc), 077 (psc). 0521 C/c to 084 (t), 085 (pgc), 074 (psc). Stationed the special sea detail. 0525 C/c to 074 (t), 075 (pgc), 065 (psc). 0527 Passed Buoy 1 SD abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. Underway on various courses and various speeds conforming to the channel, the Captain at the conn, the Executive Officer and the Navigator on the bridge, proceeding to Pier No. 5, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California. 0536 Passed Buoy No. 5 SD, abeam to port distance 100 yards, entering inland waters. 0551 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0609 YTB 704 along port side. Pilot, Mr. Williamson, aboard. 0610 Cast off YTB 704. 0611 Pilot assumed the conn. 0638 Lying to, awaiting clarification of AdComPhibPac despatch 310013Z. 0725 Moored bow to Buoy No. 38, San Diego Bay, California, to maintain position, with one (1) manila line.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0804 Cast off bow line. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds proceeding to U. S. Naval Station. 0816 YTB 704 cast off all lines. 0818 Pilot Williamson left the ship. 0832 Pilot, Mr. Dewey, came aboard and assumed the conn. 0833 YTL 557 moored along port side, and YTB 539 moored along port bow. 0847 Moored starboard side to Pier No. 1, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. 0855 Pilot Dewey left the ship. YTL 557 and YTB 539 cast off all lines. 0916 AG 150 moored starboard side to our port side. 0917 Secured the special sea detail and set the in port watch. 0930 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 248 04 63, SN, USN; Cottrell, H. H., 329 07 34, BTG3, USNR; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 1035 Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh and salt water, steam and electricity. 1050 AG 150 cast off all lines. 1100 Ponteri, L. F., 890 84 18, FPB3, USNR, returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave. 1110 YON 91 moored along port side. 1140 Commenced to fuel ship. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1203 Secured Boiler No. 1, commenced taking steam from the shore. 1427 Completed fueling operations, having received 94,210 gallons of fuel oil. Draft forward 15' 2", draft aft 14' 0". 1540 YO 91 cast off from port side.

16 to 20
Moored as before. 1818 Pursuant to standard transfer order Pers 82-89 J 405990 of 3 April 1951, Maddox, N. J. D., 285 54 69, SN, USNR, reported aboard for duty with baggage, records and transfer papers.

20 to 24
Moored as before.


Wednesday 4 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored starboard side of Pier No. 1, Berth No. 15, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California, with four (4) manila and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following service from shore: fresh and salt water, steam, electricity. SOPA is ComAirPac, U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California. Ships present: various units of the Pacific Fleet. 0030 Pursuant to ComAdComPhibPac PO P-1125, dated 30 March 1951, Milone, J. F., Jr., 717 78 82, QMSN, USNR; Moon, P. H., 988 43 90, SA, USN; Phelps, T. E., 209 94 95, SKSN, USN; Tremblay, G. A., 752 66 13, FN, USNR, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records, and baggage.

4 to 8
Moored as before.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Downum, E. E., Jr., 356 36 88, MML1, USN, returned absent over leave since 0100, 4 April 1951. 0920 In accordance with AdComPhibPac dispatch 310013Z of 31 March 1951, commenced loading boats. 0936 Held quarters for muster, followed by Commander Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet, inspection of the crew and lower decks. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 248 04 63, SN, USNR; Cottrell, H. H., 329 07 34, BTG3, USNR; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 1050 YD 67 moored along port side. 1052 Commander Amphibious Training Command, Pacific Fleet, left the ship. 1133 Cottrell, H. H., 329 07 34, BTG3, USNR, returned absent over leave since 0730, 17 March 1951. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1340 Power failure from ashore. 1412 Lighted fires under No. 1 Boiler. 1500 Resumed receiving power from ashore. 1535 YD 67 cast off. 1545 Let fires die out under No. 1 Boiler.

16 to 20
Moored as before. 1650 Completed loading cargo (25 LCVP's). 1710 Pursuant to ComAdComPhibPac despatch 031944Z and ComSerPac message 020106Z, Scheller, R. S., 655 77 00, MML2, USNR, was transferred with transfer papers, records, and baggage to Commander San Diego Group, PacResFlt, San Diego, California, for duty. 1710 Pursuant to ComAdComPhibPac PO P-1125, dated 30 March 1951, the following named men were transferred to USS LSM 236 with transfer papers, records, and baggage for duty. Howdeshell, D. K., 735 35 51, SN, USNR; Loveland, G. R., 554 75 55, SN, USNR; Rukavina, J. J., 735 05 74, SN, USNR; Theobald, K. R., 368 86 30, SN, USNR.

20 to 24
Moored as before. 2010 Pursuant to ComAdComPhibPac despatch 042224Z of April 1951, Sanchez, R. A., 889 91 67, SN, USNR, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to Amphibious Training Base, Coronado, California, for duty.


Thursday 5 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to Pier No. 1, Berth No. 15, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California, with four (4) manila and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh and salt water, steam and electricity. SOPA is ComAirPac, U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California. Ships present: various units of the Pacific Fleet. 0305 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 1.

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0345 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 2. 0530 Stationed the special sea detail. 0551 Pilot, Mr. N. L. Steinhouser, come aboard. 0600 Mustered crew on station. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 243 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0610 Underway on various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel, pilot at the conn, Captain and Navigator on the bridge, proceeding to Balboa, C. Z. in compliance with AdComPhibPac Speed Letter 32A4-3-0362 of 23 March 1951. 0640 Pilot left the ship. Captain assumed the conn. 0730 Secured special sea detail. 0754 With Point Loma Light bearing 028 (t), 030 (pgc), 011 (psc), 5.7 miles, set course 221 (t), 223 (pgc), 195 (psc), standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm., steaming standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0821 C/c to 238 (t), 240 (pgc), 220 (psc). 0827 C/c to 228 (t), 230 (pgc), 200 (psc). 0834 C/c to 221 (t), 223 (pgc), 193 (psc). 1016 C/c to 160 (t), 162 (pgc), 140 (psc). Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1400 The commanding officer held mast and assigned punishments as follows: Cottrell, H. H., 329 07 34, BTG, USNR. Offense: absent over leave from 0730 17 March 1951, a period of about 18 days, 4 hours, 3 minutes. Punishment: thirty (30) days deprivation of liberty. Downum, E. E., 368 36 88, MML1, USNR. Offense: absent over leave from 0100 4 April 1951, a period of about seven (7) hours. Punishment: excused. Gero, C.E., 718 19 14, FN, USN. Offense: absent without leave from 1920 1 April 1951, a period of about ten (10) hours, 40 minutes. Punishment: deck court martial. Porter. A. N., 579 85 60, EN3, USN. Offense: absent without leave from 1920 1 April 1951, a period of about ten (10) hours, 40 minutes. Punishment: deck court martial.

16 to 20
Steaming as before.
20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Friday 6 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951, on base course 160 (t), 162 (pgc), 141 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm, steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 248 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0817 Exercised at fire quarters. 0819 First stream at scene of fire. 0830 Secured from fire quarters. 0832 Exercised at general quarters. 0900 Exercised at abandon ship stations. 0914 Secured from abandon ship stations and general quarters and set regular steaming watch. 1111 Exercised at collision quarters. 1137 Secured from collision quarters. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Made weekly test of magazine flood cocks and tested operating gear. Condition satisfactory.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1319 Exercised at general quarters. 1328 Secured from general quarters. Exercised at abandon ship stations. 1338 Secured from abandon ship stations. 1345 Exercised at fire quarters. 1352 Secured from fire quarters. 1355 Secured from general drills.

16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2300 Changed course to 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 120 (psc).


Saturday 7 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-S-036Z of March 1951. Steaming on base course 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 125 (psc). Standard speed is 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0050 C/c to 075 (t), 075 (pgc), 050 (psc). 0057 C/c to 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 198 (psc). 0114 C/c to 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 120 (psc).

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0830 Mustered crew at quarters, followed by Captain's inspection of the crew and upper decks. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 348 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 1007 Secured from Captain's inspection. 1023 Exercised at general quarters. 1029 Exercised at fire quarters. 1031 First stream at scene of fire. 1036 Secured from fire quarters. 1045 Held man overboard drill. 1052 Secured from man overboard drill. 1054 Exercised at abandon ship stations. 1102 Secured from abandon ship stations. 1105 Secured from general drills. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before.

16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2250 C/c to 040 (t), 040 (pgc), 021 (psc). 2300 C/c to 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 121 (psc).


Sunday 8 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently using Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951. Steaming on base course 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 122 (psc). Standard speed is 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0100 Advanced clocks one (1) hour to plus 7 zone time.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.
8 to 12
Steaming as before. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before
16 to 20
Steaming as before.
20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Monday 9 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951; on base course 137 (t), 137 (pgc), 123 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0815 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 248 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0848 Secured from general quarters. Exercised at gun drills; fifty (50) rounds of twenty 20MM expended. 0942 Secured from gun drills. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 1050 A deck court, Lieutenant Commander, Charles K. Latus, USNR, met to try the case of Porter, A. N., 579 86 60, EN3, USN. 1058 The deck court which met at 1050 adjourned. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before.

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1645 C/c to 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 100 (psc). 1715 Published the findings and sentence in the case of Porter, Jr., A. N., EN3, 579 86 60, USN, tried by deck court for absence without leave. Finding: guiley; sentence: to lose pay amounting to ($45.00), and to perform extra police duties for thirty (30) days. Approved by convening authority.

20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Tuesday 10 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951; on base course 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 100 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0805 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 348 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 280 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0855 Secured from general quarters. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazine and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before.
16 to 20
Steaming as before.
20 to 24
Moored as before


Wednesday 11 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951; on base course 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 101 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0200 Advanced clocks one (1) hour to plus 6 zone time. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, (H), 248 02 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 208 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0842 Secured from general quarters. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0917 Exercised at gun drill. 0923 Secured from gun drill. Ammunition expended; 43 rounds of 20MM. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1300 Exercised at general quarters. 1350 Secured from general quarters. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

16 to 20
Steaming as before
. 20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Thursday 12 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, C. Z., in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951. Steaming on base course 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 102 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Kidd, H. (n), 248 04 63, SN, USN; Frank, R. H., 230 53 43, MM3, USN; McGrew, W. C., 379 62 02, SH2, USNR. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0843 Exercised at gun drills. 0907 C/c to 147 (t), 147 (pgc), 134 (psc). 0910 C/c to 174 (t), 174 (pgc), 158 (psc). 0911 C/c to 170 (t), 170 (pgc), 154 (psc). 0914 C/c to 203 (t), 203 (pgc), 187 (psc). 0917 C/c to 110 (t), 110 (pgc), 098 (psc). 0920 C/c to 160 (t), 160 (pgc), 146 (psc). 0923 C/c to 110 (t), 110 (pgc), 089 (psc). 927 C/c to 030 (t), 030 (pgc), 026 (psc). 0929 C/c to 279 (t), 279 (pgc), 268 (psc). 0933 C/c to 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 102 (psc). 0946 Secured from gun drills. Ammunition expended: five (5) rounds of 5"/38 cal. ILL, fifteen (15) rounds of 5"/38 cal. AAC, 502 rounds of 40MM, 1397 rounds of 20MM. 1003 Secured from general quarters. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 12 to 16
Steaming as before.
16 to 20
Steaming as before.
20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Friday 13 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, Canal Zone, in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951, on base course 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 103 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0848 Exercised at gun drills. 0855 Secured from gun drills. Ammunition expended: 40 rounds of 40MM, 120 rounds of 20MM. 0857 Exercised at steering casualty drill. 0901 Shifted steering control to after conn. 0902 C/c to 130 (t), 130 (pgc), 119 (psc). 0903 C/c to 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 103 (psc). 0909 Shifted steering control to after steering. 0910 C/c to 090 (t), 090 (pgc), 087 (psc). 0912 C/c to 112 (t), 112 (pgc), 103.5 (psc). 0915 Shifted steering control to pilot house. 0920 Secured from all general drills. Set modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0927 Shifted from port to starboard steering telemotors. 1030 Deck court, Lieutenant Commander, C. K. Latus, USNR, met to try the case of Gero, C. E., 718 19 19, FN, USNR. 1040 Deck court which met at 1030 adjourned. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Made weekly inspection of magazine sprinkling systems. Condition unsatisfactory.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1300 The Commanding Officer inspected lower decks.

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1900 Published the findings and the sentence in the case of Gero, C. E., 718 19 19, FN, USNR. Tried by deck court for absence without leave. Finding: guilty; sentence: reduction to the next inferior rating, and to perform extra police duties for a period of sixty (60) days. Approved by convening authority.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2100 C/s to 11.1 knots, 142 rpm. 2200 C/c to 093 (t), 093 (pgc), 085 (psc).


Saturday 14 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, Canal Zone, in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951. Steaming on base course 093 (t), 093 (pgc), 086 (psc). Standard speed 11.12 knots, 142 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 11.12 knots, 142 rpm. Ship is in modified condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0820 C/s to 11.54 knots, 149 rpm. 0900 Held quarters for muster, followed by the Commanding Officer's inspection of the crew and living spaces. Absentees: none. 1145 Secured from the Commanding Officer's inspection. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1135 Sighted Isla Jicarita, bearing 058 (t), distance 34 miles. 1345 Sighted Isla Jicarita Lighthouse bearing 045 (t), distance 21 miles. 1453 Passed Isla Jicarita Lighthouse abeam to port, distance 20 miles.

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1935 C/s to 11 knots, 140 rpm.

20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Sunday 15 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Balboa, Canal Zone, in accordance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32-A4-3 036Z of 23 March 1951, on base course 093 (t), 093 (pgc), 087 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed eleven (11) knots, 140 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0100 Advanced clocks one (1) hour to plus 5 zone time. 0145 C/c to 015 (t), 015 (pgc), 015 (psc). 0250 Sighted Cape Malo light bearing 000 (t).

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0453 Passed Cape Malo abeam to port, distance 7 miles. 0515 C/c to 019 (t), 019 (pgc), 021 (psc).

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none. 0803 C/s to twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. 0833 C/c to 025 (t), 025 (pgc), 026 (psc). 0915 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 0945 Sighted Isla Bona and Isla Otoque bearing 005 (t), distance 16 miles. 1027 Sighted Chame Island, Taboga Island and Taboquille Island bearing 001 (t), distance 20 miles. 1105 Passed Isla Bona and Isla Otoque abeam to port, distance 5 1/2 miles. 1148 Passed Chame Island abeam to port, distance 7 1/2 miles.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1203 Passed Taboga Island abeam to port 395 (t), distance 6.5 miles. 1218 C/c to 321 (t), 321 (pgc), 322 (psc). 1230 Stationed the special sea detail. 1244 C/s to standard ten (10) knots, 125 rpm. 1249 C/s to 2/3 speed, eight (8) knots, 98 rpm. 1252 C/s to 1/3 speed, five (5) knots, 62 rpm. 1254 Passed black light bouy abeam to port, distance 50 yards. On various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel standing into Balboa, Canal Zone. 1258 Pilot, W. c. Hearon, and W. A. Wood, customs and immigration inspectors and W. H. Herbert and A. D. Measurer from the Port Captain's office, Balboa, Canal Zone, came aboard. 1303 Pilot assumed the conn, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 1317 Inspecting party left the ship. 1417 Moored port side to Pier No. 1, U. S. Naval Station, Rodman, Canal Zone, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 and Generator No. 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. 1443 Pilot left the ship. 1458 Secured the special sea detail. 1459 Receiving fresh water from the shore.

16 to 20
Moored as before.
20 to 24
Moored as before.



Monday, 16 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier No. 1, U. S. Naval Station, Rodman, Canal Zone, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 and Generator No. 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving following services from ashore: fresh water. Ships present: U.S.S. Lion Fish (SS 298). SOPA is Commandant Fifteenth Naval District.

4 to 8
Moored as before.
8 to 12
Moored as before.

12 to 16
Moored as before. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

16 to 20
Moored as before.
20 to 24
Moored as before.


Tuesday, 17 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier No. 1, U. S. Naval Station, Rodman, Canal Zone, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh and salt water. Boiler No. 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: U.S.S. Lion Fish (SS 298). SOPA is the Commandant of the 15th Naval District, RADM, E. D. Bledsoe.

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0630 Stationed the special sea detail. 0645 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Martin, R. H., 339 94 24, BT3, USN. 0646 Tug, U. S. Arraijon come alongside starboard bow. 0653 Tug, U. S. Gatun, come alongside starboard fan tail. 0704 Pilots, W. E. McRedman and H. E. Falk, come aboard. 0725 Cast off all lines. 0726 Underway for Coco Solo, C. Z., in compliance with ComAdComPhibPac speed letter 32 A4-3-036Z of 23 March 1951, Pilot Redman at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge, standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm, standing out of West Bank, Naval Station, Balboa, Harbor on various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel. 0730 Tugs cast off all lines.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 1814 Receiving lines from Miraflares Lock. 0821 Bow over sill of first chamber of Miraflares Locks. 0836 Bow over sill of second chamber of Miraflares Locks. 0856 Left chamber and entered Miraflares Lake, course 341 (t), 341 (pgc), 337 (psc). 0915 Received lines at entrance of Pedro Miguel Lock. 0922 Bow over sill of Pedro Miguel Lock. 0940 Standing out of Pedro Miguel Lock, entering Gillard cut on course 314 (t), 314 (pgc), 311 (psc). C/c to 297 (t), 297 (pgc), 290 (psc). Entering Paraiso Reach. 0954 C/c to 307 (t), 307 (pgc), 304 (psc). Leaving Paraiso Reach and entering Cucaracha Reach. 1002 C/c 325 (t), 325 (pgc), 322 (psc). Leaving Cucaracha Reach and entering Culebra Reach. 1012 C/c to 303 (t), 303 (pgc), 300 (psc), leaving Culebra Reach and entering Empire Reach. 1020 C/c to 340 (t), 340 (pgc), 336 (psc). Leaving Empire Reach and entering Los Cascadas Reach. 1039 C/c to 331 (t), 331 (pgc), 328 (psc), leaving Los Cascadas Reach and entering Bas Obispo Reach. 1048 C/c to 279 (t), 279 (pgc), 275 (psc), leaving Bas Obispo Reach, and entering Camboa Reach. 1107 C/c to 231 (t), 231 (pgc), 224 (psc). Leaving Camboa Reach and entering Mamie. 1110 C/c to 281 (t), 281 (pgc), 277 (psc), leaving Mamie and entering San Pablo Reach. 1120 C/c to 168 (t), 168 (pgc), 161 (psc), leaving San Pablo Reach and entering Tabermilla Reach. 1133 C/c to 310 (t), 310 (pgc), 307 (psc), leaving Tabermilla Reach and entering Bureno Vista Reach. 1144 C/c to 251 (t), 251 (pgc), 246 (psc), leaving Bureno Vista Reach and entering Bohio Reach. 1154 C/c to 299 (t), 299 (pgc), 296 (psc), leaving Bohio Reach and entering Pena Blanca Reach. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1208 C/c to 359 (t), 359 (pgc), 004 (psc), leaving Pena Blanca Reach and entering Gatun Reach. 1240 Received lines from Gatun Lock. 1320 Bow over sill of first chamber of Gatun Locks. 1338 Bow over sill of second chamber of Gatun Locks. 1355 Bow over sill of third chamber of Gatun Locks. 1426 Standing out of Gatun Locks entering Gatun approach on course 188 (t), 188 (pgc), 012 (psc). 1437 C/c to 000 (t), 000 (pgc), 005 (psc), leaving Gatun approach and entering Limon Bay Channel. 1457 With white light No. 1 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards, proceeding on various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel to Berth "C", Pier No. 1, U. S. Naval Station, Coco Solo Canal Zone. 1515 Moored port side to Pier No. 1, Berth "C", U. S. Naval Station, Coco Solo, Canal Zone with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh water. SOPA is Captain L. L. Koepke, USN. 1545 Secured the special sea detail. 1526 Let fires die out under Boiler No. 2.

16 to 20
Moored as before.

20 to 24
Moored as before. 2150 Secured No. 1 Generator.


Wednesday 18 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier No. 1, Berth "C", U. S. Naval Station, Coco Solo, Canal Zone, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh water. Boiler No. 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is Captain L. L. Koepke, USN. 0305 Lee, B. (n), 342 61 42, BTG2, USNR, returned absent over leave from 0030, 18 April 1951 to 0225, 18 April 1951.

4 to 8
Moored as before.

8 to 12
Moored as before. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1211 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 2. 1218 Tested steering gear. Condition satisfactory. 1330 Stationed the special sea detail. 1340 Pilot, Mr. J. W. Anderson, aboard. 1343 The tug, U. S. Gardenas, made up on the starboard bow. 1355 Underway on various courses and various speeds conforming to the channel, the pilot at the conn, the Captain, the Executive Officer and the Navigator on the bridge proceeding in compliance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3, Serial 1926 of 15 March 1951. 1402 Tug, U. S. Gardenas cast off. 1414 Tug, U. S. Gardenas, along portside. Pilot left the ship. 1415 Cast off tug, U. S. Gardenas. 1419 Passed red lighted Buoy No. N2 abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards. 1423 Secured the special sea detail. Set modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 1424 Took departure from Limon Bay, Canal Zone, with Toro Point Light bearing 225 (t), distance 2.7 miles. Set course 028 (t), 028 (pgc), 030 (psc). Set standard speed, twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm.
16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2252 Changed course to 010 (t), 010 (pgc), 012.5 (psc). 2300 C/c to 065 (t), 065 (pgc), 066 (psc). 2306 C/c to 028 (t), 028 (pgc), 030.5 (psc).


Thursday 19 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951. Base course 028 (t), 028 (pgc), 030.5 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0843 Secured from general quarters. Exercised at gun drills. Set material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0855 Secured from gun drills. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1315 C/c to 033 (t), 033 (pgc), 035 (psc). 1425 Published the findings and sentence in the case of Pettigrew, J. L., 347 96 97, SA, USN, tried by summary court martial for absence over leave. Finding: guilty; sentence: Solitary confinement on bread and water with full ration every third (3rd) day for a period of fifteen days, to perform extra police duties for a period of two (2) months and to lose ($30) thirty dollars per month of his pay for a period of three (3) months, total loss of pay amount to ninety (90) dollars. Approved by convening authority 6 April 1951, and Immediate Senior in Command 16 April 1951.

16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Friday 20 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951. Base course 033 (t), 033 (pgc), 037 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0651 C/c to 040 (t), 040 (pgc), 044 (psc).

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0830 Exercised at general quarters. 0852 C/c to 120 (t), 120 (pgc), 117 (psc). 0855 Exercised at gun drills. 0859 Secured from gun drills. Ammunition expended: twelve (12) rounds of 40MM, 120 rounds of 20MM. 0902 Secured from general quarters. Set modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Made weekly inspection of magazine sprinkling system. Condition unsatisfactory.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1251 C/c to 050 (t), 050 (pgc), 052 (psc). 1509 C/c to 018 (t), 018 (pgc), 023 (psc).

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1648 C/c to 005 (t), 005 (pgc), 012 (psc). 1832 C/c to 040 (t), 040 (pgc), 043 (psc).

20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Saturday 21 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951. Base course 040 (t), 040 (pgc), 044.5 (psc). Standard speed is twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0000 C/c to 020 (t), 020 (pgc), 024 (psc). 0003 C/c to 035 (t), 035 (pgc), 039 (psc). 0008 C/c to 040 (t), 040 (pgc), 044.5 (psc). 0223 Sighted Punta Coleta light bearing 315 (t), distance 25 miles. 0235 Passed Punta Coleta light abeam to port, distance 20 miles. 0317 C/c to 020 (t), 020 (pgc), 026 (psc). 0320 Sighted Cape Maysi light, bearing 335 (t), distance 16 miles. 0325 C/c to 025 (t), 025 (pgc), 031 (psc). 0326 C/c to 030 (t), 030 (pgc), 036 (psc). 0328 C/c to 040 (t), 040 )pgc), 044.5 (psc). 0340 Passed Cape Maysi light abeam to port, distance 14 miles.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0444 C/c to 332 (t), 332 (pgc), 338 (psc).

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0900 Held quarters for muster, followed by commaning officer's inspection of the crew, berthing and messing spaces. Absentees: none. 0934 C/c to 022 (t), 022 (pgc), 026 (psc). 0935 C/c to 332 (t), 332 (pgc), 338 (psc). 1030 Secured from commanding officer's inspection. 1045 Exercised at general quarters. 1100 Secured from general quarters. 1105 Exercised at fire quarters. 1108 First stream at scene of fire. 1116 Secured from fire quarters. 1120 Held man overboard drill. 1130 Secured from man overboard drill. 1148 Held man overboard drill. 1151 Secured from man overboard drill. Set modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1214 C/s to 12.5 knots, 165 rpm. 1435 Sighted Cay Verde Island, bearing 266 (t), distance 16 miles. 1440 C/c to 020 (t), 020 (pgc), 029 (psc).

16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2245 Sighted Dixon Hill light on San Salvador Island, bearing 340 (t), distance 18 miles. 2258 C/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2338 C/c to 030 (t), 030 (pgc), 038.5 (psc). 2351 Passed Dixon Hill light on San Salvador Island abeam to port, distance 12 miles.


Sunday 22 April, 1951 0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951, on base course 030 (t), 030 (pgc), 039 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III. 0117 C/c to 359 (t), 359 (pgc), 008 (psc).

4 to 8
Steaming as before.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1322 C/c to 008 (t), 008 (pgc), 017 (psc).
16 to 20
Steaming as before.
20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Monday 23 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951, on base course 001 (t), 001 (pgc), 010 (psc). Standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0614 C/c to 180 (t), 180 (pgc), 176 (psc). 0622 C/c to 001 (t), 001 (pgc), 013 (psc).

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0805 C/c to 353 (t), 353 (pgc), 007 (psc). 0826 Exercised at general quarters. 0830 Exercised at gunnery drills. Ammunition expended: 5 Ill. 5'38" and 10 AAC 5'38"; 1,560 HEI 20MM and 780 HET 20MM; 636 HET 40MM. 1023 Secured from general quarters. Set modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war, III. 1100 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1346 Held man overboard drill. 1357 Secured from man overboard drill.

16 to 20
Steaming as before.

20 to 24
Steaming as before.


Tuesday 24 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951, on base course 359 (t), 359 (pgc), 013 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, readiness for war, III.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0632 C/s to 2/3 speed, 10 knots, 125 rpm.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0808 C/c to 012 (t), 012 (pgc), 028 (psc). Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1259 C/c to 020 (t), 020 (pgc), 036 (psc). 1444 C/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1448 C/c to 000 (t), 000 (pgc), 018 (psc). 1459 C/c to 020 (t), 020 (pgc), 045 (psc).

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1600 C/s to 6.8 knots, 83 rpm. 1715 Captain held mast and awarded punishment as follows: Caruthers, C. E., 351 80 06, FN, USN., offense; insolence to a petty officer; punishment: warning: Luna, G. (n), 885 88 40, MML2, USNR: offense; neglect of duty; refusal of duty; punishment; seven (7) days extra duty.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2033 C/c to 310 (t), 310 (pgc), 329 (psc). 2040 C/c to 290 (t), 290 (pgc), 295 (psc). 2049 C/c to 265 (t), 265 (pgc), 267 (psc). 2114 C/s to 7.5 knots, 91 rpm. 2115 Jackson, F. D., 269 27 40, SN, USN, was injured while not at work, sustaining a laceration on the forehead. The patient fell, struck his head against a ladder while running along a passageway, not a result of own misconduct. The wound was closed with three silk stitches, an anti-bacterial ointment applied and the wound dressed. There were no indications of fracture or other complications.


Wednesday 25 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2 enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant speed letter FF4-14/A4-3 serial 1926 of 15 March 1951, on course 265 (t), 265 (pgc), 276 (psc), 2/3 speed, 8 knots, 98 rpm. Steaming at 2/3 speed, 7.5 knots, 91 rpm. Ship is in modified material condition BAKER, condition of readiness for war, III. 0000 Sighted Cape Henry light, bearing 292 (t), distance 25 miles. 0005 Sighted Cape Charles light, bearing 265.5 (t), distance 28 miles. 0030 C/c to 258 (t), 258 (pgc), 256 (psc). 0105 C/s to 1/3 speed, 4 knots, 51 rpm. 0205 C/c to 270 (t), 270 (pgc), 273 (psc).
4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0404 C/s to 5 knots, 56 rpm. 0420 C/s to eight (8) knots, 09 rpm. 0424 C/c to 288 (t), 288 (pgc), 295 (psc). 0448 C/c to 290 (t), 290 (pgc), 297 (psc). 0452 Entered inland waters. 0500 Stationed the special sea detail. 0505 Pilot, Mr. D. C. Broad, came aboard and assumed the conn. On various courses standing up harbor to Naval Operation Base, Norfolk, Virginia, Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 0524 Passed Chesapeake Bay channel Bouy No. 1 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0636 Passed Old Point Comfort light abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 0707 Pilot, Mr. C. Hill, came aboard. 0710 Pilot, C. Hill, assumed the conn. YTB 252 made up on starboard bow. Proceeding on various courses to Berth No. 46, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va. 0722 Moored port side to Pier No. four (4), Berth No. forty-six, (46), U. S. Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, using four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. 0740 Pilots left the ship. Ships present: various units of the Atlantic Fleet.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0830 Pursuant to BuPers ltr. E-324 CSW, Gilberson, K. L., 632 41 19, DCW1, USNR, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to the Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, for discharge. 0900 YFN 647 moored along starboard side. Pursuant to ComAdComPhibPac PO # P-1172 of 3 April 1951, Larson, C. J., 385 42 12, RMNC, USNR, reported aboard with transfer papers, records, and baggage for duty. 1030 Commenced unloading ammunition to YFN 647; draft forward 15 feet, aft 15 feet. 1100 Williams, A. J., 969 12 45, MM1, USNR, left the ship for thirty (30) days annual leave. 1130 Hurley, W. L., QMS1, 287 59 37, USNR, left the ship for twenty-one (21) days annual leave. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1325 Pettigrew, "J" "L", 347 96 97, SA, USN, transferred to Camp Allen, Norfolk, Virginia, for fifteen (15) days confinement.
16 to 20

Moored as before. 1600 Keel, J. P., 273 01 32, BM2, USN, returned aboard from twenty (20) days annual leave and eleven (11) days temporary duty at the U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 1610 Sloan, R. A., 316 49 79, MM1, USN, returned aboard from thirty (30) days annual leave and four (4) days temporary duty at the U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 1612 Bissonnette, J. S., 717 65 89, DC3, USN, returned aboard from thirty (30) days annual leave. 1615 Milne, C. A., 381 14 05, BM1, USN, left the ship for thirty (30) days annual leave. 1715 Completed off loading all ammunition. 1740 Parker, J. H., Jr., 936 56 52, QMS3, USNR, returned aboard from twenty-one (21) days emergency leave and twenty-three (23) days temporary duty at the U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

20 to 24
Moored as before.


Thursday 26 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier 4, Berth 46, U. S. Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia, using four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 1 steaming for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is COMS ECFLT. Ships present: various units of the Atlantic Fleet.
4 to 8
Moored as before. 0503 Lighted fires under Boiler No. 2. 0530 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0630 Stationed the special sea detail. 0708 Pilot, Mr. R. C. Edwards, came aboard. YTB 730 made up on port quarter. 0711 Got underway for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in obedience to COMPHIBLANT 252016Z of April 1951, standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm, standing out of Hampton Roads on various courses conforming to the channel, pilot at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer, and Navigator on the bridge. 0720 Captain assumed the conn. Pilot left the ship. YTB 730 cast off all lines. 0737 Passed Old Paint Comfort light abeam to port, distance 700 yards. 0755 Entered Thimble Shole Channel.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0806 Buoy No. 9 abeam to starboard, distance 35 yards. 0816 Buoy No. 7 abeam to starboard, distance 35 yards. 0833 Buoy No. 3 abeam to starboard, distance 10 yards. 0845 Buoy No. 1 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 0850 Secured the special sea detail, set condition of readiness for war III. 0901 Entered international waters. 0908 Changed speed to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0918 With Cape Henry light bearing 277 , distance 6 miles, took departure from Norfolk, Virginia, enroute to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, steaming independently on course 110 (t), 110 (pgc), 112.5 (psc). Standard speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. Steaming at 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0934 Changed course to 068 (t), 068 (pgc), 079 (psc). 1029 Passed Chesapeake light ship abeam to port, distance 2 miles. 1040 Changed course to 033 (t), 033 (pgc), 045 (psc).

12 to 16
Steaming as before.

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1644 C/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1700 Set modified condition BAKER. 1811 C/c to 000 (t), 000 (pgc), 016 (psc). 1820 Stationed special lookouts. 1928 C/c to 050 (t), 050 (pgc), 063 (psc). 1942 C/c to 000 (t), 000 (pgc), 016 (psc).
20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2025 C/c to 304 (t), 304 (pgc). Sighted five fathom light shoal bearing 029 (t), distance 10 miles. 2030 C/c to 298 (t), 298 (pgc), 308 (psc). 2130 Sighted Cape May light bearing 355 (t), distance 10 miles. 2134 C/s to 1/3 51 rpm, 4 knots. 2151 C/c to 315 (t), 315 (pgc), 322 (psc). 2213 C/c to 335 (t), 335 (pgc), 336 (psc). 2220 C/c to 330 (t), 330 (pgc), 333 (psc). 2221 Commenced using various speeds and courses approaching to Delaware Bay. 2230 Pilot Orton aboard. 2232 Pilot Orton took the conn; Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge.


Friday 27 April, 1951

0 to 4
Steaming independently under Boilers No. 1 and No. 2, enroute to Philadelphia, Penn., in accordance with ComPhibLant dispatch 252016Z on various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel. Standard speed is twelve (12) knots, 156 rpm. 0031 Leaving Brandy Wine Range and entering Liston Range. 0043 Passed Beacon No. 35 abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 0053 Passed Ship John Light abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 0110 Passed Light No. 42 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 0133 Passed Light No. 6L abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 0200 Passed Light No. 2B abeam to starboard, distance 150 yards. 0208 Passed Light No. 2R abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. Leaving Liston Range and entering Reedy Island Range. 0233 Passed Light No. 1N abeam to port, distance 75 yards. 0237 Passed Light No. 3N abeam to port, distance 100 yards. Leaving Reedy Island Range and entering Newcastle Range. 0248 Passed Peapatch Light abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 0255 Passed Light No. 7N abeam to port, distance 30 yards. 0257 Leaving Newcastle Range and entering Bulkhead Range. 0258 Passed Light No. 2B abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 0300 Passed Light No. 4B abeam to starboard, distance 120 yards. 0307 Leaving Bulkhead Range and entering Deepwater Range. 0309 Passed Light No. 4D abeam to starboard, distance 60 yards. 0326 Passed Light No. 1C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 0330 Leaving Deepwater Range and entering Cherry Island Range. 0345 Passed Delaware Creek Light abeam to port, distance 150 yards.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0413 Leaving Cherry Island Range and entering Bellevue Range. 0446 Leaving Bellevue Range and entering Marcus Hook Range. 0519 Leaving Marcus Hook Range and entering Chester Range. 0533 Leaving Chester Range and entering Eddystone Range. 0538 Leaving Eddystone Range and entering Tinicum Range. 0601 Leaving Tinicum Range and entering Billingsport Range. 0610 Stationed the special sea detail. 0613 Leaving Billingsport Range and entering Mifflin Range. 0634 Pilot, Mr. C. A. Clark, came aboard. 0636 Pilot, Mr. C. A. Clark, assumed the conn. 0637 YTB 359 made up on the starboard bow. 0653 YTB 359 shifted to port quarter. YTB 279 made up on port bow. 0706 Moored starboard side to Quay Wall between dry docks No. 4 and No. 5, U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, using four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. 0755 Secured the special sea detail and set the inport watch. Ships present: various units of the Atlantic Fleet.

8 to 12
Moored as before.
12 to 16
Moored as before. 1235 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's NavMed Form "G", dated 27 April 1951, Nicholson, D. A., 303 54 71, SA, USN, was transferred with transfer papers, orders and records to the U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for treatment. 1245 Receiving the following services from ashore: fresh water. 1350 Pursuant to the Commanding Officer's NavMed Form "G", dated 27 April 1951, Maddox, N. J., 285 54 69, SA, USNR, was transferred with transfer papers, orders and baggage to the U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for treatment. 1505 Secured Generator No. 1.
16 to 20
Moored as before.

20 to 24
Moored as before.


Saturday 28 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to Quay Wall between dry docks No. 4 and No.5, U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with four (4) manila and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving following services from ashore: fresh water. SOPA is Commandant Fourth Naval District..

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0515 Delaware River Pilot, Mr. E. C. Kelly, came aboard. 0530 Set special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0602 Dock Pilot, Mr. J. A. Phillips, came aboard. 0605 Pilot Phillips assumed the conn. 0611 Underway on various courses and at various speeds conforming to the channel, pilot at the conn. Captain and Navigator on the bridge, proceeding to Baltimore, Maryland, via the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal in accordance with ComPhibLant dispatch 252016Z. 0625 Pilot Kelly assumed the conn. 0627 Pilot Phillips left the ship. 0632 Entered Miflin Range, c 234 (t), 234 (pgc), 232 (psc). 0640 Entered Billingsport Range, c 250 (t), 250 (pgc), 250 (psc). 0655 Entered Tinicum Range, c 270 (t), 270 (pgc), 272 (psc). 0709 Entered Eddystone Range, c 244 (t), 244 (pgc), 249 (psc). 0717 Entered Chester Range, c 231 (t), 231 (pgc), 229 (psc). 0728 Entered Marcus Hook Range, c 237 (t), 237 (pgc), 233 (psc). 0748 Entered Bellevue Range, c 215 (t), 215 (pgc), 213 (psc).

8 to 12
Underway as before. 0802 Entered Cherry Island Range, c 232 (t), 232 (pgc), 198 (psc). 0824 Entered Deepwater Point Range, c 222 (t), 222 (pgc), 216 (psc). 0830 Entered Bulkhead Bar Range, c 187 (t), 187 (pgc), 180 (psc). 0842 Entered New Castle Range, c 154 (t), 154 (pgc), 153 (psc). 0911 Entered Reedy Point Anchorage No. 3. 0915 Anchored in Reedy Point Anchorage No. 3, Delaware River, Reedy, Delaware, in 5 2/3 fathoms of water with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings; Reedy Point Light 291 , North Jetty Bell Buoy 307 , Buoy No. 3N 218 . 1039 Underway on various courses and speeds conforming to the channel. Pilot at the conn, Captain and Navigator on the bridge, proceeding to Baltimore, Maryland. 1045 Entered Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1323 Pilot, L. C. Schmidt, assumed the conn. 1325 Pilot, E. C. Kelly, left the ship. 1439 Entered Chesapeake Bay with Turkey Point Light bearing 162 (t).

16 to 20
Steaming as before. 1618 Entered Brewerton Channel Eastern extension with Bell Buoy No. 1 abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1640 Entered Brewerton Channel with Buoy No. 14K abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. 1726 Red Buoy No. 18M abeam to starboard, distance 30 yards. 1733 Pilot, J. Oppal, assumed the conn. 1752 Moored port side to Pier No. 5, Maryland Drydock Company, Baltimore, Maryland, with four (4) manila and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: USS Lindenwald (LSD-6), and USS Alsea (ATF97) and various merchant vessels. SOPA is commanding Officer of USS Lindenwald. 1835 Pilots, L. C. Schmidt and J. Oppal, left the ship.

20 to 24
Moored as before.

Sunday 29 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier No. 5, Maryland Dry Dock Company, Baltimore, Maryland, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 steaming for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: USS Lindenwald (LSD-6); USS Alsea (ATF97). SOPA is the Commanding Officer of the USS Lindenwald (LSD-6). 0200 Advanced ship's clocks one hour to conform to daylight saving time.
4 to 8
Moored as before.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 1105 Griggs, C. M., 976 60 26, QMQ3, USNR, left the ship for twenty (20) days annual leave.

12 to 16

Moored as before.

16 to 20
Moored as before.
20 to 24
Moored as before.


Monday 30 April, 1951

0 to 4
Moored port side to Pier No. 5, Maryland Dry Dock Company, Baltimore, Maryland, with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Boiler No. 2 steaming for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: USS Lindenwald (LSD-6); USS Alsea (ATF97). SOPA is the Commanding Officer of the USS Lindenwald (LSD-6.
4 to 8
Moored as before.

8 to 12
> Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Levy, G. C., 418 85 74, SA, USN.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1307 Edwards, R. B., 601 50 84, MM3, left the ship on twenty (20) days annual leave.

16 to 20
Moored as before. 1705 Receiving electric power from the shore. 1710 Secured No. 2 Generator. 1715 Receiving steam from the shore. Secured No. 2 Boiler.

20 to 24
Moored as before.