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,

Commencing: January 1, 1953, Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5,
US Naval Base, Norfolk VA,

and ending: February 28, 1953,


Sunday, February 1, 1953

00-04   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various units of the US Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk, VA.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR.

04-08   Moored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR.

08-12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A.B., SA, USN. Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples.   Conditions, Normal.
A.V. MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

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

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

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

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


Monday, February 2, 1953

0 to 4   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk, VA
R.T. Peterson
Ens., USNR.

4 to 8   Moored as before.
R.T. Peterson
Ens., USNR.

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SN, USN. 0805 Landing Ship Dock Squadron TWO inspection party, Captain F.W. WAHLIG, senior member, came aboard to conduct Quarterly Administrative Inspection. 0810 All hands mustered at division parade on superdeck for personnel inspection. 0850 Secured from personnel inspection and commenced inspection of lower decks and administrative records. 0900 pursuant to COs Standard Transfer Order No. 4-53, the following named men were transferred to NavPhibBase, Little Creek, VA for temporary additional duty in order to take service-wide competitive examinations for Chief Petty Officer: MEDLICOTT, J.T,, BM1, USN; CANAN, R.W., BM1, USN; COCCO, W.N., MM1, USN; SLOAN, R.A., MM1, USN; WILLIAMS, A.J.,, MM1, USN; GARTY, S.G,, ME1, USN; BIRD, T.I., BT1, USN; HAYDEN, J.J., EN1, USN. Authority: ComPhibLant ltr ser 12244 of 19 Dec 1952. 1125 exercised crew at fire drill. 1133 secured crew from fire drill. 1135 exercised the crew at fire and rescue drill. 1145 secured from fire and rescue drill Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
RT PETERSON
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1515 administrative inspection completed and the inspection party left the ship.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

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

18 to 20   Moored as before.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

20 to 24   Moored as before.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN


Tuesday, February 3, 1953

0 to 4   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk, VA. 0345 SMITH, A.L., SN, USN, reported aboard in custody of HAMILTON (#63), Naval Base Police. Charge I: Having in possession intoxicating beverages in motor vehicle on naval base. Charge II: Having in possession motor vehicle without registration card for same. SMITH was placed on report and made a prisoner at large.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

4 to 08   Moored as before.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN; VOLRATH, M.L., SN, USN. 0950 pursuant to CO's Standard Transfer Order #7-53, COOPER, J.J., EMFN, USN, was transferred to US Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: NavForm "G". 1040 pursuant to CO's Standard Transfer Order #6-53 of 3 FEB 1953, HENDRICKS, R, FN, was transferred to Naval School, electrician's mate class "A", USNTC, GLAKES, ILL, for temporary additional duty under instruction. Authority: ComPhibLAnt spd ltr ser 757-P of 20 January 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless power samples. Conditions, normal.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1210 pursuant to CO's Standard Transfer Order #8-53, HUTA, F.J., BMC, USN was transferred to ComLCURon TWO, US NavPhibBase, Little Creek, VA, for duty. Authority, ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 1213 of 29 Jan 1953. 1250 pursuant to CO's Standard Transfer Order #9-53, BERNET, J.W., CS3, USN, was transferred to the US Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, for release from active duty. Authority: BuPers circltr 113-52. 1300 lighted fire under No 2 boiler. 1421 secured fires under No 1 boiler. 1425 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's Standard Transfer Order No 4-53, MEDLICOTT, J.T., BM1, USN; CANAN, R.W., BM1, USN; COCCO, W.N., MM1, USN; SLOAN, R.A., MM1, USN; WILLIAMS, A.J., MM1, USN; GARTY, S.G., ME1, USN; BIRD, T.I., BT1, USN; HAYDEN, J.J., EN1, USN, returned aboard for resumption of duties following temporary additional duty at NavPhibBase, Little Creek, VA.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

16 to 18   Moored as before. 1645 VOLRATH, M.L., SN, USN. reported aboard having been absent over leave since 0600, 3 February 1953.
A.V. MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

18 to 20   Moored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

20 to 24   Moored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR


Wednesday, February 4, 1953

0 to 4   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), at pier #5, berth #53, Naval Base, Norfolk ,VA, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk,
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

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

8 to 12   Moored as before. Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler system. Condition, satisfactory.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1310 pursuant to CO's Standard Transfer Order #8-53, PARKER, E.A., SN, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority, NavMed Form "G".
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

16 to 18   Moored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

18 to 20   Moored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

20 to 24   Moored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR


Thursday, February 5, 1953

0 to 4   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5, US Naval Base, Norfolk VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk,
R.E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH, USN

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

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN; NEARY, GR, EN2, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H.C. FISHER, JR.,
ENS, USN

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1255 pursuant to Commanding Officer's Standard Transfer Order No. 0-53, PARKER, E.A., SN, USN was transferred to US Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA, for treatment with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: NavMed Form "G". 1305 pursuant to Commanding Officer of US Naval Hospital, Bethesda, MD, Standard Transfer Order No 1186-53 of 4 Feb 1953, BEAN, C.B., ICC, USN, reported aboard for resumption of duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority, Article C-5205 BuPers Manual, 1948. 1545 LtJG A.L. Loftin SC, USN, departed on three (3) days annual leave.
R.E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH, USN

16 to 18   Moored as before.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

18 to 20   Moored as before. 1925 NEARY, GR, EN2, USN, reported aboard, having been absent over leave since 0745 5 Feb 1953.
P.W. BEATY
ENS, USNR

20 to 24   Moored as before.
H.B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN


Friday, February 6, 1953

0 to 4   Moored port side to USS Taconic (AGC-17), berth #52, Pier #5, Naval Base, Norfolk VA with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various units of the US Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS Norfolk, VA.
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: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN. 0900 lighted fires under Boiler #1. 1030 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting under way. 1044 Pilot C. H. Harris came aboard. 1055 Under way from pier 5, berth 52, Naval Base, Norfolk, VA, en route to Craney Island Branch Fuel Supply Center, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, VA, in accordance with verbal orders of ComNavBas, Norfolk, VA, Pilot at the Conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1055 commenced backing at various speeds from pier in order to enter Elizabeth River Channel. 1105 entered Elizabeth River Channel, and commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform to channel. 1111 Passed Channel Buoy #10 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 1122 passed Craney Island Light abeam to starboard distance 150 yards. 1124 US Navy tug YTB-533 secured to port side aft. 1145 Moored starboard side to east side pier CHARLIE, Craney Island Fuel Supply Depot, US Naval Supply Center, Hampton Roads, VA., with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. 1157 US Navy Tug YTB-533 cast off; Pilot C. H. Harris left the ship. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H.B.. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USN

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1505 Commenced unloading diesel fuel oil to the pier.
A.V. MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

16 to 18   Moored as before. 1605 Commenced off-loading gasoline to the pier. 1733 Commenced off-loading fog oil to the pier.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

18 to 20   Moored as before. 1825 commenced off-loading fuel oil to the pier. Draft fwd 14'6"; aft 18'6". 1855 pursuant to Commanding Officer, USNH, Portsmouth, VA, standard transfer order no. 711-53, COOPER, J.J., FA, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer orders, records and baggage. Authority: Article C-5205, BuPers Manual. 1857 secured from off-loading fog oil having delivered forty-three 55 gallon drums to the pier. 1910 completed off-loading diesel oil to the pier having delivered 5,586 gallons.
R.T. PETERSON,
ENS, USNR

20 to 24   Moored as before. 2020 Completed off-loading gasoline, having delivered 4400 gallons to the pier.
R.T. PETERSON,
ENS, USNR


Saturday, February 7, 1953

0 to 4   Moored starboard side to Pier "C", Craney Island Fuel Depot, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, VA, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Unloading Navy Special fuel oil to the pier. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS POCONO (AGC-16)

4 to 8   Moored as before. 0600 lighted fires under boiler #2. 0550 secured from off-loading Navy Special fuel oil having delivered 139,188 gallons to the pier. Draft fwd 14',10", Aft 16',8". 0720 delivered 6 barrels of fog oil to the pier. 0730 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting under way. 0752 Pilot R. C. Edwards came aboard.

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN; SWANN, T.A., TA, USN. 0804 underway from Craney Island Fuel Depot, Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, VA, proceeding to anchorage berth NH-13, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBase verbal orders. Pilot at the conn. Captain, and Navigator on the bridge. 0805 commenced maneuvering ship at various courses and speeds to leave pier and enter Elizabeth River Channel. 0809 entered Elizabeth River Channel and set base course of 351T, 351PGC. 0814 c/s to 4 knots, 51 RPM. 0815 pilot left the ship. 0822 passed channel buoy #11 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 0834 passed channel buoy #7 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 0835 commenced maneuvering on various courses and various speeds proceeding to anchorage. 0844 anchored in berth NH-13, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water, soft mud bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings Sewell Point Tank, 096; Grain Elevator, 145; Middleground Light, 253. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS POCONO (AGC-16). 0856 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 0903 fires died under boiler #1. 1029 commenced sounding fog signals. 1030 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1035 Pilot C. H. Harris came aboard. 1047 underway from anchorage berth NH-13, HAmpton Roads, Virginia, proceeding to berth 41, pier 4, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBAse verbal orders. Pilot at the conn. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. 1048 commenced maneuvering on various courses and various speeds proceeding to the pier. 1052 Tug YTB-365 secured to port bow. 1105 received orders from ComNavBase for pilot to return to NavBase due to poor visibility and unavailability of pier space due to fog. 1115 commenced maneuvering at various speeds and on various courses proceeding to anchorage. 1119 anchored in NH anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia in 5 fathoms of water soft mud bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. No anchorage bearings available due to heavy fog. 1120 Tug YTB-365 cast off port bow. 1123 Pilot left the ship. 1128 secured the special sea detail, and set the regular in port watch. 1130 LT. F. H. GUNKEL, SC, USN, departed ship on 11 days annual leave.
H.B. PARKER, Jr
LTJG, USN

12 to 16   Anchored as before. 1250 secured fog signals. 1515 commenced fog signals. 1530 secured fog signals.
H.G. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

16 to 18   Anchored as before.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

18 to 20   Anchored as before.
H.C. FISHER, Jr.
ENS, USN

20 to 24   Anchored as before.
HC FISHER, Jr.
ENS, USN


Sunday, February 8, 1953

0 to 4
Anchored in North How Anchorage, Berth no. 13, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. Boiler # 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComAirLant, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

4 to 8
Anchored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN.

12 to 16
Anchored as before.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

16 to 18
Anchored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

18 to 20
Anchored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

20 to 24
Anchored as before.
D.C. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR


Monday, February 9, 1953

0 to 4
Anchored in berth NH-12, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water, soft mud bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. Boiler # 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U. S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS POCONO (AGC-16).
R. T. Peterson,
ENS., USNR

4 to 8
Anchored as before. 0645 LTJG A. L. LOFTIN, SC, USNR, returned aboard from three days annual leave. 0630 lighted fires under boiler #2.
R. T. Peterson,
ENS., USNR

8 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 LT. B. F. BRZOSTEK returned aboard from nine days annual leave. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN; BOORACK, P. E., ENC, USN. 0845 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0905 underway from NH anchorage, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBase verbal orders. Captain at the conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to the pier. 0908 Pilot Sexton came aboard. 0914 Tug YTB-365 secured to the starboard bow. 0928 moored port side to berth 26, pier 2, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComAirLant, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. 0944 Pilot Sexton left the ship and YTB-365 left from alongside. 0946 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN

12 to 16
Moored as before.
R. T. Peterson,
ENS., USNR

16 to 18
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT,
vENS., USNR

18 to 20
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN

20 to 24 Moored as before.
R. T. Peterson,
ENS., USNR


Tuesday, February 10, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to berth 26, pier 2, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with four manila lines and two wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. SOPA is ComSecFlt,, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0610 lit fires under #2 boiler. 0700 mustered crew on stations, Absentees: BARNHART, A. W. , SA, USN.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 pursuant to Commanding Officer's Standard Transfer Order No. 9-53, BOYLE, J. O., SA, USN, was transferred to NavPhibBase, Little Creek, Virginia, for duty with transfer orders, records and baggage. Authority ComPhibLant spd let ser 1249 of 3o January 1953. Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0811 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-391 secured to the starboard bow. 0833 Pilot R. B. McCoy came aboard. 0822 underway from berth 26, pier 2, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, proceeding to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in accordance with ComPhibLant Quarterly Employment Schedule. Pilot at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0822 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform with channel. 0828 US Navy Tug YTB-391 cast off from starboard bow. 0833 Pilot R. B. McCoy left the ship. 0853 passed Fort Wool abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 0855 passed Old Point Comfort abeam to port, distance 1000 yards. 0902 passed through harbor net entrance. 0909 passed Thimble Shoals Lighthouse abeam to port, distance 800 yards. 1007 passed Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1010 passed Cape Charles Light abeam to port, distance 12 miles. 1012 secured the special sea detail and set the regular steaming watch. 1014 entered International Waters with Cape Henry bearing 255T, took departure and set base course 106T, speed 13 knots, 173 RPM. 1019 c/c to 121T, 120pgc. 1020 c/c to 091T, 090pgc. 1100 c/s to 14 knots, 190 RPM. 1107 passed Chesapeake Light SHip to port, distance 4 miles. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN.

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1200 c/s to 14.5 knots, 201 rpm. 1308 water reported in fuel oil; c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1314 resumed speed of 14.5 knots, 201 rpm. 1322 c/c to 038T, 039psc. 1330 water reported in fuel oil. 1337 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1403 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1427 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1505 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

16 to 18
Steaming as before. 1600 commenced full power speed run at 201 rpm. Moored as before.
D. G. MCINNIS,
LTJG., USNR.

18 to 20
Steaming as before. 1919 c/c to 044T, 045pgc. 1920 c/c to 052T, 053pgc. 1933 c/c to 037T, 037pgc.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN.

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2000 commenced gradual decrease in sped to 9.5 knots, 118 rpm. 2030 c/s to 9.5 knots. 2030 c/c to 001T, 004pgc. 2240 c/c to 271T, 270pgc, 279.5psc.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.


Wednesday, 11 February 1953

0 to 4
Steaming independently enroute from Norfolk, Virginia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, under #1 and #2 boiler in accordance with ComPhibLant Quarterly Employment Schedule. Base course is 270T, 270pgc, speed 8 knots, 98 rpm. SOPA & OTC is commanding officer this vessel. 0214 c/c to 304T, 303pgc. 0221 c/c to 316T, 317pgc. 0241 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm.
D. C. MCINNIS,
LTJG., USNR.

4 to 8
Steaming as before. 0459 c/c to 299T, 300pgc. 0500 passed Five FAthom Bank Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 9 miles. 0501 c/s to 14 knots, 173 rpm. 0555 c/c to 300T, 300pgc. 0608 c/c to 336T, 335pgc. 0608 passed Overfall Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 400 yards. 0612 c/c to 338T, 337pgc. 0612 entered inland waters. 0634 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform with Delaware River. )637 passed Cape May light abeam to starboard, distance 7 miles. 0659 passed Brandywine Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 1650 yards. 0721 passed Fourteen Foot Bank Light abeam to port, distance 1600 yards. 0731 c/c to 326T, 325pgc. 0743 passed Miah Maull Light abeam to starboard, distance 1200 yards.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN.

8 to 12
Steaming as before. 0749 passed Delaware River Channel buoy #27 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 0801 passed Cross Ledge Light abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0802 passed Delaware River Channel buoy #29 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0802 c/c 337T, 336pgc, 0338psc. 0810 passed Delaware River Channel buoy #31 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0815 c/c to 319T, 318pgc, 322psc. 0828 passed Delaware River Channel buoy #35 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0838 passed Ship John Lighthouse abeam to starboard, distance 600 yards. 0855 passed Delaware River Channel buoy #42 abeam to starboard, distance200 yards. 0914 c/c to 323T, 322pgc, 324psc. 0916 passed Liston Range buoy # 7-L abeam to port, distance 150 yards. 019 c/c to 321T, 0320pgc. 0926 c/c to 319T, 313pgc. 0930 passed Liston Range Buoy #1B abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0930 c/c to 356T, 355pgc. 0933 passed Baker Range Buoy #3B abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0936 c/c to 016T, 015pgc. 0936 passed Reedy Island Range Buoy #1R abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0943 passed Reedy Island Range Buoy #5R abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0950 c/c to 014T, 013pgc. 0953 c/c to 355T, 334pgc. 0958 passed New Castle Range Buoy #1N abeam to port, distance 50 yards. 1001 passed New Castle Range Buoy #3N abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1010 passed Pea Patch Island Light abeam to port, distance 400 yards. 1014 passed New Castle Range Buoy #7N abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1016 c/c to 016T, 015pgc. 1020 c/c to 043T, 043pgc. 1021 passed Deepwater Point Range Buoy # 1D abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1023 c/c to 040T, 039pgc. 1029 passed Deepwater Point Buoy #5D abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1033 c/c 036T, 035pgc. 1033 c/c 018T, 017pgc. 1034 passed Cherry Island Range Buoy # 1C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1033 passed under Delaware Memorial Bridge. 1042 passed Cherry Island Range Buoy #3C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1046 passed Cherry Island Range Buoy #5C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1051 c/c to 036T, 035pgc. 1051 passed Cherry Island Range Buoy #9C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1053 c/c to 034T, 033pgc. 1100 c/c to 038T, 037pgc. 1102 c/c 047T, 046pgc. 1102 c/c 054T, 053pgc. 1107 passed Marcus Point Range Buoy #1M abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1124 passed Chester Range Point Buoy #1M abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1124 passed Chester Range Point Buoy #1C abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1144 passed Tinicum Range Buoy # 3T abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1150 passed Tinicum Range Buoy # 5T abeam to port, distance 100 yards. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

12 to16
Steaming as before. 1200 set the special sea detail. 1213 steadied on course 081T, 080pgc and commenced lying to in channel off end of pier 5 awaiting tugs and pilot. 1231 Captain assumed the conn. 1240 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 secured to starboard quarter. 1241 Pilot D. A. Roman came aboard and assumed the conn; Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1242 commenced maneuvering with engines and rudder with tugs while approaching east side pier 5, U. S. Naval Base, Philadelphia, Pa. 1245 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-49 secured to starboard side amidships. 1300 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 departed. 1305 moored port side to east side pier 5, U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa., with four manila lines and two wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-YWO in USS PUTNAM, (DD-757). Ships present: various units of U. S. Atlantic Fleet. 1339 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-49 cast off. 1345 secured special sea detail, set regular in port watch. 1345 pilot left the ship.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN.

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

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

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

Thursday, February 12, 1953

0 to 4 Moored port side to pier #5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pa., with four manila lines and two wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-YWO in USS PUTNAM, (DD-757).
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0600 lighted fires under #2 boiler.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W. , SA, USN. 0805 engineering plant placed on thirty minutes notice to get underway. 0809 died fires under #2 boiler. 0905 set special sea detail. 0915 completed all preparations for getting underway; tested whistle, unsatisfactory; used pneumatic hand whistle. 0918 U.S. Navy Tug YTB-279 secured to starboard bow. 0918 J. A. Phillips, Pilot, came aboard. 029 underway from east side pier 5, U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, enroute to Naval Ammunition Depot, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA, in accordance with verbal orders of ComNavBAse, Philadelphia, PA. Pilot at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0930 a/e back 2/3; commenced backing into Delaware River Channel. 0932 a/e stopped. 0933 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm; left 15 degrees rudder. 0933.5 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm; U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 cast off starboard bow. 0935 commenced maneuvering on various courses to conform with channel. 0945 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 secured to port quarter. 0946 port engine ahead 1/3, right full rudder; commenced twisting ship with tugs to approach port side of pier #1, Naval Ammunition Depot, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA. 0947 moored starboard side to north side of pier #1, Naval Ammunition Depot, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA, with four manila lines and two wire lines. 0944 a/e stopped. 0949 U.S. Navy Tug YTB-279 secured to port bow. 0950.5 port engine ahead 1/3. 0951 a/e stopped. 1002.5 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 cast off port bow; U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 cast off port quarter. 1003 Pilot J. A. Phillips left ship. 1009 secured special sea detail, set regular in port watch. Main engines in condition to get underway immediately. No. 1 boiler in use for auxiliary purposes. Secured all radar and radio power on masts. 1120 commenced off loading all ammunition by crane to box cars on pier. Smoking lamp out throughout the ship. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. H. B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG., USN.

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1535 lighted fires under no. 2 boiler. 1545 U. S. Navy tug YTB-149 secured to port quarter. 1550 Pilot C. A. Clark came aboard. 1553 made all preparations for getting underway. Test satisfactory.
H. B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG., USN.

16 to 18
Moored as before. 1605 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 secured to port bow. 1623 set the special sea detail. 1640 completed off-loading ammunition having delivered the following amount of ammunition to the Naval Supply Depot, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA: 18,400 rounds of 40 mm; 67,900 rounds of 20 mm; 300 5"38 projectiles; 302 cans 5"38 powder; 53,620 rounds of small arms; 38 boxes of pyrotechnics; 30 rounds of point detonating fuses and 120 rounds of lock combination primers. 1645 underway from pier #1, Naval Supply Depot, Fort Mifflin, Philadelphia, PA, enroute to U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA, in accordance with verbal orders from ComNavBase, Philadelphia, PA. Pilot at the conn: Captain, Executive Officer, and Navigator on the bridge. 1645 commenced backing at various speed into the Delaware River Channel; twisting ship to starboard.. 1652 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 1653 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 cast off port bow. 1655 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1656 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speed to conform with channel. 1710 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 secured to starboard bow. 1716 a/e stopped. 1716 left full rudder, commenced using tugs engines, and rudder to approach east side of pier 5, U. S. Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. 1722 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 cast off port quarter. 1727 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 secured to starboard quarter. 1729 moored port side to east side pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. with five manila lines and two wire lines. Ships present: Various units of the U. S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757). 1730 a/e stopped. 1730 observed sunset. Turned on all navigational lights. 1743 Pilot C. A. Clark left ship. 1744 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-283 cast off starboard bow. 1744 secured main engines; boiler #1 on for auxiliary purposes. 1746 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 cast off starboard quarter. 1749 secured the special sea detail; set regular in port watch.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.,
LTJG., USN.

18 to 20
Moored as before. 1833 commenced receiving fresh water from the pier. 1845 secured #2 generator.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

20 to 24
Moored as before. 2005 commenced receiving telephone service from the pier.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

Friday, February 13, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

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

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 0925 pursuant to Commanding Officer, NavRecSta, standard transfer order 179-52, REICHEL, A.S., BTFN, USN, reported aboard ship for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr serial 8333-P of 8 September, 1952. 1100 The Captain held Mast and awarded punishment as follows: AKEY, E.G.. SA, USN, OFFENSE: Refusal to carry out Petty Officer's orders. Awarded: fourteen (14) days restriction to the limit of the ship. NEARY, G. R. EN2, USN, OFFENSE: absent over leave from 0745 5 February 1953 until 1925 5 February 1953. AWARDED: Awarded: seven (7) days restriction to limit of the ship. BOORACK, P. E. , ENC, USN, OFFENSE: absent over leave from 0745 9 February 1953 until 1245 9 February 1953. AWARDED: warning. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USN.

12 to 16
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN.

16 to 18
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN.

18 to 20
Moored as before. 1815 secured fire under boiler #1 1820 Commenced receiving fire and flushing water and steam from the pier.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

20 to 24
Moored as before.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.


Saturday, February 14, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire and flushing water, steam, fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757) Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
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: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
H. C. FISHER, JR.,
ENS., USNR.

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

16 to 18
Moored as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK,
LT., USN.

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

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


Sunday, February 15, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, potable water, steam, electricity and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon 22 in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USN,

4 to 8
Moored as before.
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USN,

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USN,

12 to 16
Moored as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK,
LT., USN,

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

18 to 20
Moored as before.
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USN,

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


Monday, February 16, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, potable water, steam, electricity and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon 22 in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
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: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.; MITCHELL, E. J., FN, USN; PIERMATTI, D. A., FN, USN. 0930 PIERMATTI, D. A., FN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 16 February 1953. 0955 MITCHELL, E. J. FN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730, 16 February 1953.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN,

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1430 Pursuant to Commanding Officer Service School Command, Norfolk, Virginia, standard transfer order 439-53, BREEDEN, D. E., RDSN, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: BuPers dispatch 271650Z of January 1953.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

16 to 18
Moored as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN
18 to 20
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

20 to 24
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,


Tuesday, February 17, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, potable water, steam, electricity and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon 22 in USS PUTNAM (DD-757). R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

4 to 8
Moored as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 1020 Pursuant to Commanding Officer NavRecSta Philadelphia, PA, standard transfer order #er -1/2-09 (sic) of 13 February 1953, KREIDLER, E. D., CSR1, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant dispatch 121617Z of January 1953.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

12 to 16
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN,

16 to 18
Moored as before.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USN

18 to 20
Moored as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK,
LT., USN,

20 to 24
Moored as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN,


Tuesday, February 17, 1953

0 to 4
Moored port side to pier 5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, potable water, steam, electricity and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon 22 in USS PUTNAM (DD-757). 0300 commenced off-loading Navy Special fuel oil to fuel barge #YO-81.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

4 to 8
Moored as before. 0530 LT. F. N. GUNKLE, SC, USN, returned aboard from 10 days annual leave.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USN,

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 1100 ceased defueling having discharged 71,135 gallons of Navy Special fuel oil to the Navy Fuel Barge YO-81. Draft forward 13'2-1/2", aft 12' 9-1/2", mean 13'0".
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN, USN,

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1205 oil barge left from along starboard side. 1300 commenced disconnecting dock services in preparation for entering dry-dock. 1452 (sic) set special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway to drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. 1409 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 secured to starboard quarter and U. S. Navy Tug YTL-249 secured to YTB-279. 1410 Pilot J. R. Phillips came aboard. 1415 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 secured to starboard bow. 1422 underway from pier #5, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. proceeding into drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., in accordance with verbal orders of ComNavShipYd, Philadelphia, PA. 1429 first line over to pier. 1429 bow crossed sill of dry dock. 1435 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-149 cast off from starboard bow. 1440 Pilot J. H. Phillips left the ship. 1442 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 and YTL-249 cast off starboard quarter. 1443 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 pushing on stern. 1445 U. S. Navy Tug YTB-279 departed. 1450 stern of ship crossed sill of drydock. 1455 secured the special sea detail, except for line handlers and set the regular in port watch. 1510 caison secured. receiving steam and fresh water from dock. 1535 receiving electrical power from dock, secured electric diesel generator.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN,

16 to 18
1605 ship came to rest on keel blocks in drydock no. 2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
P. W. BEATTY,
ENS., USN

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN,

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. B. PARKER, Jr.
LTJG., USN,


Thursday, February 19, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, fresh water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. Ships present: Various unit of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757). R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #10-53, CUTLER, W.P., RMSN, was transferred with transfer papers, records, and baggage to Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA., for temporary additional duty. Authority: SOPA ltr of 18 February 1953.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1235 The Engineering Officer, Lt. B. F. BRZOSTEK, made an inspection of the ship's hull and noted the following discrepancies: Starboard propeller had minor nicks on tip of one blade, and one worn spot one-half inch in depth from tip of propeller blade. Port propeller had minor nicks on tip of one blade. Rudders were noted to be in good condition. The rope guards, propeller guards, intermediate guards and strut guards were excessively crimped on the port side. On the starboard side the intermediate rope guard was excessively crimped. These rope guards were believed to have been damaged in Northern trips by ice bergs. Diesel fire pump strainer was found to be missing. Rudder zincs were one-fourth decomposed; other zincs were badly decomposed. A dent in the hull plating, 3" by 4' in diameter was found forward of the port stern tube. Other than these discrepancies, the hull was found to be in good condition. 1342 A special Court Martial, Lt. B. F. Brzostek, USN, as senior member, convened to try the case of WILSON, R.A., YNSN. 1535 The court which met at 1342 adjourned to met again at 0830 20 February 1953.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1630 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1640 secured from fire drill.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USN.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1855 Pursuant to Commanding Officer of U. S. Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Florida, standard transfer order #75-53, FREEDMAN, H. A., SOSN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr ser 30092x813 of 12 December 1952.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.


Friday, February 20, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: Fire and flushing water, fresh water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before. Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order no. 11-53, ANDERSON, K. W., BM1, USN, was transferred to U. S. NavRecSta, Philadelphia, PA., for processing and release to inactive duty. Authority: BuPers circ ltr 113-52.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 0905 the Special Court Martial which adjourned 1535 19 Feb 53 reconvened in the case of WILSON, R. A., YNSN, USN. 1025 LCDR J. J. PHILLIPS, USN, departed the ship on 12 days annual leave.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before. The Special Court Martial which met at 0905 in the case of WILSON, R. A., adjourned and published the following findings and sentence as follows: Charge i, violation of UCMJ, Article 91 - not guilty; Charge II, violation of UCMJ, Article 86, guilty. Sentence: To be restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of 60 days, to perform hard labor for a period of 60 days, and to forfeit fifty dollars ($50) per month for a period of 4 months.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1630 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1640 secured from fire drill.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL
BOSN., USNR.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.


Saturday, February 21, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: Steam, electricity for lighting and power, compressed air, potable water, fire and flushing water, and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.


Sunday, February 22, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: steam, electricity, fire and flushing water, potable water, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
T. R. BENNETT,
ENS., USNR.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

20 to 24 Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK.
LT., USN.


Monday, February 23, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
ENS., USN.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. C. FISHER, Jr.,
ENS., USN.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.


Tuesday, February 24, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. MCINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1220 pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #12-53, HORNE, J. W., SDG1, USN, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to USS CHILTON, (APA-38) for duty. Authority : ComPhibLant dispatch 192037Z of February 1953. 1345 pursuant to Commanding Officer. U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, standard transfer order #520-53, UILLIAM, D. E. ,SN, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: Article C-5205 BuPers Manual. 1485 (sic) pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #13-53 AKEY, E. G. SA, USN, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to US Naval Receiving Station, Brooklyn, NY for further transportation to Harbor Defense Unit, Balboa, Canal Zone for duty. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 1849-P. 1535 pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #14-53, DEMPSEY, L. E., SN, USN, was transferred to U. S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, for treatment. Authority: NavMed Form "G".
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC., USN.
18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.


Wednesday, February 25, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0725 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN; MADER. R. L. , SN, USN
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1020 MADER. R. L. , SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0720 24 February 1953
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

16 to 18 Resting on keel blocks as before.
B. F. BRZOSTEK, LT., USN.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.


Thursday, February 26, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0725 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN;
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before.
A. V. MITCHELL,
BOSN., USN.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USN.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. E. CALLAHAN,
CHMACH., USN.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before. 2146 pursuant to Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Reserve Training Center, Tulsa, OK, standard transfer order #45-53, FORD, D. L. RMSA., USNR, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: BuPers spd ltr b2118CP dated 13 January 1953.
R. T. PETERSON,
ENS., USNR.


Friday, February 27, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0725 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN;
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0920 pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #17-53, JAMES, O. B., RD3, USN, departed ship on TAD under instruction to U. S. Naval School Recognition Instructor, U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, VA., with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 2180-P dated 20 February 1953.
P. W. BEATY,
ENS., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. McINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. H. FISHER., Jr.,
ENS., USNR

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. McINNES,
LTJG., USNR.


Saturday, February 28, 1953

0 to 4
Resting on keelblocks in drydock #2, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA. Receiving the following services from shore: fire, fresh and flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air and telephone. SOPA is ComDesRon TWENTY-TWO in USS PUTNAM (DD-757).
D. G. McINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

4 to 8
Resting on keel blocks as before.
D. G. McINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

8 to 12
Resting on keel blocks as before. 0800 BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN having been absent over leave for a period of thirty (30) days was dropped from the role of absentees. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none. 0910 pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #16-53, of 28 February, PHILLIPS, H. N. , BT3, departed ship on TAD under instruction to Automatic Combustion Control School, U. S. Naval Base, Philadelphia, PA., with baggage, records and transfer papers.. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 2176-P dated 20 February 1953.
D. G. McINNES,
LTJG., USNR.

12 to 16
Resting on keel blocks as before.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN.

16 to 18
Resting on keel blocks as before. 1620 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1628 secured from fire drill.
H. H. POWELL,
CHCARP., USN.

18 to 20
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR.

20 to 24
Resting on keel blocks as before.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR.

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