LOG BOOK OF THE U. S. S. ASHLAND LSD-1

COMMANDED BY: W. L. Phaler, Commander, U. S. N.

ATTACHED TO: Twenty-First LSD Division,

Second LSD Squadron,

Amphibious Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,

Tuesday 1 December 1953

0 to 4 Anchored in berth H-26, Hampton Roads, Virginia in 5 fathoms of water, mud bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Grain Elevator 115, Sewall Point Tank 076, Middleground Light 269. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinCLantFlt Compound.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

4 to 8 Anchored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

8 to 12 Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered Crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, W. W., SN, USN. 0935 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition: normal.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

12-16 Anchored as before
A.V. MITCHELL
ENS., USNR

16-18 Anchored as before 1645 Exercised crew at fire drill. 16:55 Secured from fire drill
A.V. MITCHELL
ENS., USNR

18-20 Anchored as before.
D. G. McINNESS
LTJG., USNR

20-24 Anchored as before.
D. G. McINNESS
LTJG., USNR

Wednesday 2 December 1953

0 to 4
Anchored in berth H-26, Hampton Roads, Virginia in 5 fathoms of water, mud bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Grain Elevator 115, Sewall Point TAnk 076, Middleground Light 269. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFltin CinCLantFlt Compound.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

4 to 8
Anchored as before. 0745 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, W. W., SN, USN 0755 Set the special sea detail and made all preparation for getting under way.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

8 to 12 Anchored as before. 0804 Pilot Edwards came aboard. 0815 Underway from berth H-26, Hampton Roads, VA proceeding to moor to pier #4, berth 45, US Naval Base, Norfolk, VA in accordance with CamNavBase dispatch 011715Z; commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds in order to conform with channel. 0817 Pilot Edwards at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0827 YTB 391 secured to port bow. 0828 commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds with aid of tug to moor to pier #4 0839 Moored to Pier #4, berth #45, US Naval Base, Norfolk, VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFltin CinCLantFlt Compound. 0845 YTB 391 cast off. 0846 Pilot Edwards left the ship; secured the special sea detail and set the regular inport watch. 1030 Naval Base personnel commenced replacing the after one-third of superdeck.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

12-16 Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

16-18 Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

18-20 Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

20-24 Moored as before
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

Thursday 3 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to Pier #4, berth #45, US Naval Base, Norfolk, VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinCLantFlt Compound
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.
ENS., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. 0955 Mr. Widman of BuShips and Mr. Restaino of US Naval Experimental Engineering Service came aboard to inspect the ship's boilers and filtration systems. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before 1530 Pilot Edwards came aboard. 1544 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1551 Underway from pier 4, berth 45 US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, proceeding to lie to in Hampton Rods, awaiting the USS THUBAN (AKA-19) to tie alongside to USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15) prior to mooring port side to the USS THUBAN (AKA-19) at pier 5, berth 52, US Naval Base, Norfolk, VA. 1532 a/e back 1/3 . 1553 p/e stopped. 1556 a/e back 1/3. 1558 a/e stopped, commencing to lying to in HAmpton Roads awaiting the USS THUBAN to moor alongside the USS ADIRONDACK.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Lying to as before. 1612 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds proceeding to moor port side to USS THUBAN at pier 5, berth 52, US NAVAL BASE, Norfolk, VA. 1619 YTB 391 secured to the starboard bow. 1641 Moored port side to USS THUBAN at pier 5, berth 52 with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving fresh water from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinCLantFlt Compound 1645 YTB 391 cast off starboard bow. 1650 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular inport watch. 1705 Pilot Edwards left the ship.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

Friday 4 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to USS THUBAN (AKA-19) Pier #5, berth #52, US Naval Base, Norfolk, VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. Boiler #1 in use for auxillary purposes. SOPA is VADM F. G. Fahrion, ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15) Ships present: various units of the US Atlantic Fleet.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.
ENS., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. 0810 Members of theArmed Forces Staff College tour commenced coming on borad for an informal tour and inspection of the ship. 1052 Mr. Widman of BuShips and Mr. Restaino of US Naval Experimental Engineering Service left the ship having completed their inspection of the ship's boiler and filtration system. 1145 Last ,member of the Armed Forces Staff College tour left the ship.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

12-16
Moored as before 1230 set the specail sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1252 Received word from the tug office that they would be unable to undock the ship until 1430. 1254 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular inport watch 1350 Exercised the crew at General Quarters 1402 Set condition Able throughout the ship.1407 Secured from General Quarters and set the regular inport watch. Set modified condition Baker throughout the ship. 1422 Pilot R. B. McCoy came aboard. 1423 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1427 Tug YTB435 secured to starboard bow. 1435 Underway from alongside USS THUBAN at pier #5, berth #52 proceeding to moor starboard side to USS WHITE MARSH (LSD-8) at pier #2, berth #21 US NAVAL BASE, Norfolk, VA. Pilot McCoy at the Conn, Captain, Executive Officer, and the Navigator on the bridge; commenced backing at 1/3 speed on various courses to pass out out of slip between piers 4 and 5. 1447 Entered Elizabeth River Channel and set base course of 184T, 184pgc., speed 4 knots, 56 rpm. 1456 commenced lying to awaiting USS WHITE MARSH (LSD-8) to secure to USS CADMUS (AR-14) at pier 2, berth 21. 1507 YTB291 secured to port quarter. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speed with aid of tugs to moor to USS WHITEMARSH (LSD-8). 1520 YTB 291 cast off. 1524Mooredd starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxillary purposes. SOPA is VADM F. G. Fahrion, ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15). 1536 YTB 435 cast off. 1544 secured the special sea detail and set the regular inport watch 1546 Pilot McCoy left the ship.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
D. G. McINNES
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
D. G. McINNES
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before. 2125 Commenced receiving electric power from USS CADMUS (AR-14). 2135 Secured fires under #1 Boiler and commenced taking steam from USS CADMUS. Engineering Department in excluded status.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

Saturday, 5 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water from the pier. SOPA is VADM F. G. Fahrion, ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15). Ships present: various units of the US Atlantic Fleet.
R. E. CALLAHAN,
CHMACH., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. E CALLAHAN, Jr.
CHMACH., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

Sunday, 6 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water from the pier. SOPA is VADM F. G. Fahrion, ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15). Ships present: various units of the US Atlantic Fleet.
H. C. FISHER,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER,
ENS., USNR

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Monday, 7 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water from the pier. SOPA is VADM F. G. Fahrion, ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC-15). Ships present: various units of the US Atlantic Fleet.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN.Pursuant to BuPers orders #26994 of October 1953, LTJG David G. McInnes, USNR, was detached this date and proceeded to US Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, VA, for release from active duty. 1130 Bennett, H.L., SN, USN was delivered on board under guard by Shore Patrol and was restricted to the limits of the ship, pending disciplinary action.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. 1240 Walter B. Cobb (APD-106) moored alongside to port.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

20-24

Tuesday, 8 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CincLantFlt Compound Receiving telephone service from the pier.
J. W. Eberhardt, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. 1100 The Captain held mast and awarded punishment as follows: Bennett, H. L., SN, USN; Offense: violation of UCMJ, article 86; Awarded: further investigation. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER,
ENS., USNR

> 20-24
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

Wednesday, 9 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. USS WALTER B. COBB (APD-106) moored alongside to portReceiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone service from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CincLantFlt Compound.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
J. D. McCLELLAND
ENS., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0815 Mustered crew at division parade on the superdeck for Captain's Personnel inspection . Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. 0943 Secured from Captain's Personnel inspection. 0945 Commenced Captain's Inspection of messing and berthing spaces. 1103 Secured from Captain's inspection of messing and berthing spaces. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. 1510 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1520 Secured crew from fire drill.
R. T. PETERSON
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER,
ENS., USNR

r> 18-20
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER,
ENS., USNR

> 20-24
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

Thursday, 10 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. USS WALTER B. COBB (APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone service from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CincLantFlt Compound
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0815 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. 0943 .0830 ComTransDiv, 24 Captain R. H. Speck, came aboard to attend change of command ceremony. 0845 All hands fell to at division parade in well deck for change of command ceremony. 0850 ComPhibGru TWO, RADM H. P. Smith came aboard to attend change of command ceremony. 0855 ComPhibGru FOUR, RADM C. W. Wilkins came aboard to attend change of command ceremony.0910 CMD W. L. BAROWS read his orders before the assembled officers and crew and relieved CDR W. L.Phaler as Commanding Officer of this vessel.0915 ComPhibGru FOUR, RADM C. W. Wilkins left the ship. 0935 ComPhibGru TWO, RADM H. P. Smith. and ComTransDiv, 24 Captain R. H. Speck. left the ship. 0940 Pursuant to BuPers orders 36275 of 4 November 1953 ELEC H. R Spann, USN, reported for duty. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. 1430 Pursuant to BuPers orders 44578 of 17 November 1953 CDR W. L. Phaler, USN, was detached and ordered to report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Sonar School, Key West, FL, for temporary additional duty.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN,
CHMACH., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN,
CHMACH., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN,
CHMACH., USN

Friday, 11 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS Walter B. COBB (APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
A. V. MITCHELL,
CHBOSN., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
CHBOSN., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN. Bruette, L. J., SN, USN; Burrows, W. G., SA, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before. 1650 Bruette, L. J., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 11 December 1953.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN
ELEC., USN

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Saturday, 12 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS Walter B. COBB (APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. R. SPANN
ELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN
ELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN; Burrows, W. G. SA, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
H. R. SPANN
ELEC., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

Sunday, 13 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS Walter B. COBB (APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0430 Lost electrical power from USS CADMUS (AR-14). 0530 Commenced recieving electrical power from Emergency Diesel Generator.
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Thompson, WW, SN, USN; Burrows, W. G. SA, USN. 0840 Secured emergency diesel generator and commenced receiving electrical power from USS CADMUS (AR-14).
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before. 1810 THOMPSON, W. W.,SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 20 November 1953
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

Monday, 14 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN. 0900 The Captain held mast ands awarded punishment as follows: Thompson, W. W. SA, USN;offense Violation of UCMJ, article 86; awarded: further investigation. Bruette, L. T., SN, USN; offense:Violation of UCMJ, article 86; awarded: further investigation 0915 The special court-martial appointed by Commanding Officer, USS ASHLAND ltr A17-2 of 10 December 1953 met in the case of BENNETT, H.L., SN, USN. 1133 The special court-martial in the case of BENNETT, H. L., SN, USN, adjourned and published findings and sentence as follows: Findings: guilty; sentence: to be discharged from the service with a Bad Conduct Discharge and to be confined at hard labor for a period of three (3) months. 0950 Made steering gear test. Test: Satisfactory. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

Tuesday 15 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS WALTER B. COBB,(APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G., SA,USN; MARSHALL, E. B., TA, USN. Made weekly inspection of magazine sprinkler system. Condition: Satisfactory with exception of A-305-M, l.Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

12-16
Moored as before. 1300 The Captain held mast and awarded punishment as follows: Perry, F. E., TA, USN;offense: disrespect to a commissioned officer; awarded: further investigation. Permattei, D. S. A, FN, USN; offense: disorderly and failure to obey orders of Shore Patrol; awarded: further investigation.
M. A. SIRAVO
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

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Wednesday 16 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS WALTER B. COBB,(APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G., SA,USN; MARSHALL, E. B., TA, USN; Hower, H. O., SN, USN; Diddier, R. L., SN, USN. 0915 Hower, H. O. and Diddier, R. L., returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 16 December 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions normal. 0940 lit fires under #1 boiler.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
E. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
E. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

Thursday 17 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS WALTER B. COBB,(APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
E. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
E. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G., SA,USN; MARSHALL, E. B., TA, USN. 1014 The summary court-martial appointed by the Commanding Officer, USS ASHLAND ltr dated 18 March 1953 met in the case of Piermattei, D. S. A., FN, USN. 1045 The summary court-martial in the case of Piermattei, D. S. A., FN, USN adjourned and published findings as follows: Findings: Guilty; Sentence: To forfiet forty-five (45) dollars and to be restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of thirty (30) days and to be admonished. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions normal.
E. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

Friday 18 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS WHITEMARSH at pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines.USS WALTER B. COBB,(APD-106) moored alongside to port. Receiving Electric power and steam from USS CADMUS (AR-14) Receiving fresh water and telephone services from the pier. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0745 USS WALTER B. COBB, (APD-106) cast off. 0750 Set the special sea detail and mad all preparations to get under way. YTB 533 secured to port bow.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Burrows, W. G., SA, USN; MARSHALL, E. B., TA, USN. Pilot McCoy came aboard. 0818 Underway from pier #2, berth 21, US Naval Base Norfolk, VA in accordance with verbal orders of ComNavBaseNorfolk, VA proceeding to Berth 29, South How Anchorage area, Norfolk, VA. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds in order to back ship out of slip between piers # 2 and #3, and conform with channel proceeding to anchorage in berth 29. 0830 Pilot left the ship and tug cast off. 0838 Passed Sewalls Point Tank abeam to starboard, distance 700 yards. 0857 Gyro repeaters on the bridge reported out of commission. 0904 Port anchor reported temporarily stuck. 0904.3 Anchored in berth 29 South How anchorage area, Norfolk, VA, with 20 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor in 19 feet of water, mud bottom, on the following true bearings: Sewalls Point Tank, 061.8, Grain elevator, 110. 0910 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1026 Set the special sea detain and made all preparations to get underway.1028 Checked out Gyro repeaters with master gyro. 1045 Underway from berth 29, South How Anchorage, Norfolk, VA, proceeding to moor alongside USS GLYNN (APA-239), pier 2, berth 23, US NAVAL BASE, Norfolk VA in accordance with verbal orders of ComNavBase, Norfolk, VA.; commenced maneuvering various courses and speeds in order to conform with the channel. 1055 Received YTB 533 alongside to starboard quarter. 1056 Pilot Adams came aboard. 1057 YTB 533 cast off. 1109 Tug YTB 533 secured to port bow. 1127 Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (APA-239), pier #2, berth 23, US NAVAL Base, Norfolk, VA with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxillary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt compound. 1134 YTB 533 cast off; pilot Adams left the ship. 1140 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions normal.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
M. A. SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

Saturday, 19 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
A. V. MITCHELL,
CHBOSN., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. E CALLAHAN, Jr.
CHMACH., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshal, E. B.,TA, USN, Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

Sunday, 20 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. E CALLAHAN, Jr.
CHMACH., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN, Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

Monday, 21 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Barrier, F. (n), SN, USN. 0907 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W.W.,SA, USN appointed by Commanding Officer letter A17-2 of 18 December 1953 convened. 0920 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.0955 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN recesses..
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, opened. 1359 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, recesses. 1401 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, opened. 1409 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, recesses. 1423 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, opened. 1424 The special court-martial in the case of Thompson, W. W., SA, USN, adjourned and published findings and sentence for violation of UCMJ, Article 86; Findings: Guilty; Sentence; To forfeit twenty-five (25) dollars per month for four (4) months, to perform hard labor for sixty (60) days, and to be restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of fourteen (14) days
M.A.SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
M.A.SIRAVO,
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
CHBOSN., USN

Tuesday, 22 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0545 Barrier, F. (n), SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 21 December 1953.
H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Hartwell, A. A., SN, USN. 0900 made weekly test of magazine sprinkler systems. Condition: Satisfactory with the exception of C-305-M; Sprinkler valve operates stiff from remote station due to condition of valve. New valve is now on order. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 1030 Hartwell, A. A., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 22 December 1953..
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. 1239 Lite fires under # 1 boiler. 1248 shifted auxiliaries to # 1 boiler. 1352 secured fires under #2 boiler. 14430 The captain held mast and awarded punishments as follows: Hartwell, A. A., SN, USN; Charge: Violation of UCMJ, article 86; awarded 13 days restriction to the limits of the ship. Barrier, F. (n), SN, USN; Charge violation of article 86, UCMJ, awarded 5 days restriction to limits of the ship
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER
LTJG., USNR

Wednesday, 23 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Jessop, R. G.,SN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0940 The special court-martial appointed by Commanding Officer's letter A17-2, dated 18 December 1953 met in the case of Perry, F. E., TA, USN. 1056 The special court-martial in the case of Perry, F. E, adjourned and published sentence findings and offenses follows: Offense: Violation of UCMJ, article 89; Findings: Guilty; Sentence: to be discharged from the NAval Service with a bad conduct discharge.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

16-18
Moored as before. 1620 The commanding officer departed the ship on four (4) days annual leave.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

Thursday, 24 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Jessop, R. G., SN, USN. 0845 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

16-18
Moored as before. 1555 Jessop, R. G., SN, USN returned aboard ship having been absent over leave since 0730 22 December 1953.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
A. VC. MITCHELL,
CHBOSN., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
A. VC. MITCHELL,
CHBOSN., USN

Friday, 25 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

r> 4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Thro, E. R. SN, USN. 0950 Thro, E. R. returned aboard ship having been absent over leave since 0730 December 25 (sic) December 1953.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

Saturday, 26 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt in CinClantFlt Compound.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 1020 ENS. M. A. SIRAVO, USNR, departed the ship on seven (7) days annual leave.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
LTJG., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

Sunday, 27 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLAnt in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC )
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN, Crooks, J. S., CSSN, USN. 1015 Crooks, J. S., CSSN, USN.returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 27 December 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

12-16
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN

Monday, 28 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLAnt in USS ADIRONDACK (AGC )
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN, 0830 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal. 0900 Made test of After Steering, test, satisfactory. 1005 Commenced taking on fuel from pier. Draft forward 16'0"; Aft 16'4"; mean 16'2". 110 The commanding officer held mast and awarded the following punishment as follows: Jessop, R. G., SN, USN; Offense Violation of UCMJ, article 86; awarded 20 hours extra duty at 2 hours per day..
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN

12-16
Moored as before. 1400 CHELEC L. C. FAUST, USNR was detached and pursuant to BuPers Order 36449 was to report to Commander Sub Group One, Philadelphia Group, US Atlantic Reserve Fleet. 1445 Ceased fueling ship. having received 167456 gallons of Navy Special Fuel Oil. Draft forward: 16'9"; Aft: 16'6"; Mean: 16' 7-1/2"
H.H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
H.H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

Tuesday, 29 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK.
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Staples, W. P., SN, USN. 0818 Shifted auxiliary purposes to #2 boiler. 0819 Secured #1 boiler. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
B. F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

12-16
Moored as before. 1210 Staples, W. P., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 29 December 1953.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

16-18
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG, USN

20-24
Moored as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG, USN

Wednesday, 30 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

4 to 8
Moored as before.
H. R. SPANN,
ELEC., USN

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN; Hamilton, G. A., SN, USN. 0830 Hamilton, G. A. SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 28 December 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
T. R. BENNETT,
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before. 1230 The Disbursing Officer departed the ship to pick up ship's money at the Norfolk Bank of Commerce. 1305 The Disbursing Officer returned aboard with $31,00.00 in United States money from the Norfolk Bank of Commerce, Norfolk, VA.
T. R. BENNETT,
LTJG., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

18-20
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

20-24
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN

Editor's Note: The original log had the weekday as " Tuesday",

Thursday, 31 December 1953

0 to 4
Moored starboard side to USS GLYNN (PA-239) at pier #2, berth 23, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA, with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS ADIRONDACK.
T. R. BENNETT,
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT,
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Burrows, W. G.,SA, USN;Marshall, E. B.,TA, USN, 1110 The Commanding Officer departed the ship on three(3) days annual leave. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokless powder samples. Conditions: Normal..
T. R. BENNETT,
LTJG., USNR

12-16
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

16-18
Moored as before.
J. W. EBERHARDT, Jr.,
ENS., USNR

18-20
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
LTJG., USNR

20-24
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
LTJG., USNR