LOG BOOK OF THE USS ASHLAND LSD-1

COMMANDED BY: W. L. Phaler, Commander, U. S. N
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ATTACHED TO: Twenty-First LSD Division,

Second LSD Squadron,

Amphibious Forces, U.S. Atlantic Fleet,

Commencing January 1, 1953, at Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia,

and ending January 31, 1953, Pier #5, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia


Thursday 1 January, 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Steam, electricity, fresh and salt water, and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS DES MOINES (CA-134).
R.T. PETERSON, III
ENS, USNR

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

8 to 12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., EMFN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; BURROWS, W.G., SN, USN; LEE, R.J., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BREHONY, J.J., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN; HOSLEY, F.E., SA, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
R.T. PETERSON, III
ENS, USNR

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

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

18 to 20
Moored as before. 1915 Lighted off fire in #1 boiler.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

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


Friday 2 January, 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Steam, electricity, fresh and salt water, and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS DES MOINES (CA-134). Baking out boiler No. 1. 0115 secured fire under boiler No. 1, completed baking out fire box.
B.F. BRZOSTEK
LT. USN

4 to 8 Moored as before. KIDD, B.R., SN, USN, was delivered on board by shore patrol for disciplinary action, charged with fighting ashore.
B.F. BRZOSTEK
LT. USN

8 to 12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: JACKSON, R.L., SH2(T), USN; MCDOWELL, J.T., SH2, USN; MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., EMFN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; BURROWS, W.G., SN, USN; LEE, R.J., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BREHONY, J.J., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN; IVERSON, E.M, SN, USN. 0830 IVERSON, E.M., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 2 January 1953. 0900 JACKSON, R.L., SH2(T), USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 2 January 1953. 0900 MCDOWELL, J.T., SH3, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 2 January 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. 1109 pursuant to Commanding Officer's Standard Transfer Order number 235-52, BRATTON, R.F., BT1, transferred to USS CAPRICORNUS (AKA-57) for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage.
B.F. BRZOSTEK
LT. USN

12 to 16 Moored as before. 1345 ENS. H. C. FISHER, USNR, returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave. 1515 pursuant to Commanding Officer's Standard Transfer Order number 230-52 of 1 January 1953, CUMMINGS, R.A., GMC, USN, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to USNTC, Bainbridge, Maryland, for duty.
L.C. FAUST
CHELEC., USN
16 to 18 Moored as before.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

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


Saturday 3 January, 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire lines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Steam, electricity, fresh and salt water, and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS DES MOINES (CA-134). Baking out boiler No. 1. 0115 secured fire under boiler No. 1, completed baking out fire box.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

8 to 12 Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; BURROWS, W.G., SN, USN; LEE, R.J., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BREHONY, J.J., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN; CROOKS, W.G., CS3, USN. 0930 Commenced Executive Officer's inspection of personnel, berthing, and messing spaces. 1000 Secured from Executive Officer's inspection of personnel, berthing and messing spaces. 1107 Lighted fires under boiler No. 1. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

12 to 16 Moored as before. 1230 Cut in steam on No. 1 boilers. 1233 Secured the steam from the pier. 1350 Stationed special sea detail for dock side test of main engines. 1429 Tested annunciators satisfactory. 1421 Commenced test of main engines, port engine ahead 1/3, starboard engine back 1/3, left full rudder. 1446 All engines stopped; port engine back 1/3, starboard engine ahead 1/3; right full rudder. 1501 Test of main engines completed; test satisfactory, secured special sea detail.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

16 to 18 Moored as before. 1630 LTJG D. G. MCINNES, USNR, returned aboard from thirteen (13) days annual leave.
P.W. BEATY
ENS., 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


Sunday 4 January 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire ines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComCarDiv SIX in USS CORAL SEA (CVB-43).
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

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

8 to 12 Moored as before. Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; BURROWS, W.G., SN, USN; LEE, R.J., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BREHONY, J.J., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN; CROOKS, W.G., CS3, USN. 1030 BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN, returned aboard ship having been absent over leave since 0745 20 December 1952. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

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

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

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

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


Monday 5 January 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire ines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComCarDiv SIX in USS CORAL SEA (CVB-43).
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

4 to 8 Moored as before. 0430 CROOKS, J.G., CS3, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 3 January 1953. 0447 BURROWS, W.G., SA, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 16 December 1952. 0640 CHMACH R.E. CALLAHAN, USN, returned aboard from 12 days annual leave.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

8 to 12 Moored as before. Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; LEE, R.J., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BREHONY, J.J., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; REED, F.B., TA, USN, BRITTON, J.F., SN, USN; MADER, R.L., SN, USN; BARBIERI, R.J., SA, USN. 0910 Stationed the special sea detail for purpose of conducting dockside trials of boilers and main engines. 0928 Commenced dockside trials of boilers and main engines. 1026 Completed dockside trials of boilers and main engines, test satisfactory, secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1120 MEEDER, A.G., SN, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage having completed TAD under instruction at U.S. NavSchool, Newport, Rhode Island. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. BARBIERI, R.J., SA, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 5 January 1953.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

12 to 16 Moored as before. 1335 ROBERTSON, R.L., RMN3, USNR, was transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, for processing and release to inactive duty. 1405 The Captain held mast and awarded punishment as follows: CROOKS, J.G., CS3, USN; Offense: Absent over leave from 0745 3 January 1953 to 0430 5 January 1953. Awarded: Fourteen (14) days extra duty, two (2) hours per day. HALE, K.A., SN, USN; Offense: Cursing, threatening, attempting to strike shore patrol, resisting apprehension. Awarded: Fourteen (14) days extra duty, two (2) hours per day. DUDLEY, R.E., SN, USN; Offense: Direct disobedience of orders, shirking duty, sleeping in unauthorized spaces. Awarded: Fourteen (14) days extra duty, two (2) hours per day. BENNETT, H.L., SA, USN; Offense: Absent over leave from 0745 December 1952 to 1030 4 January 1953. Awarded: Further investigation.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

16 to 18 Moored as before. 1640 MADER, R.L., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 5 January 1953. 1740 LEE, R.J., SN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 22 December 1952.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

18 to 20 Moored as before.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

20 to 24 Moored as before. 2030 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USS HOWARD W. GILMORE (AS-16), MCMILLEN, L.A., GMSN, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR


Tuesday 6 January 1953

0 to 4 Moored starboard side to pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Berkley, Virginia with four (4) manila lines and two (2) wire ines. Receiving the following services from the shore: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various merchant ships and units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComDesRon SIX in USS CONE (DD-866), Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

4 to 8 Moored as before. 0415 BREHONEY, J.J., SA, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 29 December 1952. 0704 Lighted fires under No. 2 Boiler.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

8 to 12 Moored as before. Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; REED, F.B., TA, USN, BRITTON, J.F., SN, USN; BERNET, J.W., CS3, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN. 0830 Commenced test and preparations for getting underway. 0900 Set special sea detail. 0918 U.S. Navy tug YTB-227 along starboard quarter. 0920 Pilot I. L. Walton came aboard. 0925 Underway from pier #5, Norfolk Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Berkley, Virginia, enroute to Virginia Capes Operating Area, in accordance with ComPhibLant Quarterly Employment Schedule, THIRD QUARTER 1953, pilot at conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on bridge. 0925 Commenced backing with both engines, at various speeds. 0930 U.S. Navy tug YTB-227, secured to starboard bow. 0933 Changed speed to four (4) knots. 0934 Changed speed to 8 knots, 98 rpm; commenced maneuvering at various courses to conform with Elizabeth River channel. 0935 U.S. Navy tug YTB-227 cast off. 0945 Passed TOWN POINT LIGHT abeam to starboard, distance 150 yards. 0950 Passed HOSPITAL POINT abeam to port, distance 250 yards. 0951 Pilot I. L. Walton left ship. 1000 Passed buoy #10 abeam to port, close aboard. 1009 Set course 353°T, 352°pgc. 1020 Passed Craney Island Light, abeam to port, distance 250 yards. 1057 Passed buoy 1A abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 1107 Passed Fort Wool abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 1108 Passed OLD POINT COMFORT LIGHT abeam to port, distance 1200 yards. 1123 Passed Thimble Shoals light abeam to port, distance 1000 yards. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

12 to 16 Steaming as before. 1227 changed course to 117°T. 1227.5 changed course to 123T. 1228 passed Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1228 Changed course to 072T. 1246 Entered international waters. 1318 changed speed to all engines ahead 2/3, 8 knots. 1320 Changed speed to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1325 Changed speed to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1330 Commenced engineering drills: A-11-E, Lubrication Casualty, A-32-E, casualty to auxiliary machinery, A-72-E, shifting fuel oil suction. 1337 Changed speed to 2/3, 98 rpm. 1340 Secured from Engineering Drills. 1344 Commenced man-overboard drill. 1408 Secured from man-overboard drill, 1408 commenced abandon ship drill. 1409 changed speed to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 1418 set course 231T. 1425 Secured from abandon ship drill. 1436.5 changed speed to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1442 commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to conduct mooring exercises. 1540 secured from mooring exercises. 1542 changed speed to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1543 changed course to 256°T. 1546 Changed course to 250°T.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

16 to 18 Steaming as before. 1602 c/c to 250. 1609 Passed Cape Charles Light abeam to starboard distance 9 miles. 1629 Passed channel buoy #2 abeam to port distance 2000 yards. 1635 Stationed the anchor detail. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to assigned anchorage. 1718 Anchored in berth LA-18 Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia, with six fathoms of water, soft mud bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bears: Cape Henry Light 115°, Channel buoy #1 050°. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComTransConRon TWO in USS HOLLIS (APD-86. Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

18 to 20 Anchored as before.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

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


Wednesday, 7 January, 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in berth LA-18, Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia, in 6 fathoms of water with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Cape Henry Light 114.8°, Channel buoy #3 314.9°, 046°. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is COMTRANSCONRON TWO in USS HOLLIS (APD-86).
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

4 to 8   Anchored as before. 0625 Lighted fires under boiler #2.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

8 to 12   Anchored as before. 0730 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0752 underway from berth LA-18 Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia, proceeding to berth H-25, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant Quarterly Employment Schedule. Set base course of 310°, speed ten knots, 156 rpm. 0754 entered Thimble Shoals Channel and commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform with channel. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; REED, F.B., TA, USN, BRITTON, J.F., SN, USN; BERNET, J.W., CS3, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN. 0822 passed buoy #6 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0833 passed buoy #8 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0846 passed buoy #10 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0859 passed buoy #12 abeam to port, distance 150 yards. 0906 passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards. 0931 passed Old Point Comfort Light abeam to starboard, distance 1200 yards. 0932 passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 700 yards. 1024 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds proceeding to assigned anchorage. 1042 anchored in South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Berth H-25, in 4 fathoms of water, soft mud bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true bearings: Grain Elevator 114.5°, Sewall Pt. Tank 072°, Middleground Light 271°. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

16 to 18   Anchored as before.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

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


Thursday 8 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Berth H-25, in 4 fathoms of water, soft mud bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true bearings: Grain Elevator 114.5°, Sewall Pt. Tank 072°, Middleground Light 271°. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOS'N., USN

4 to 8   Anchored as before.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOS'N., USN

8 to 12   Anchored as before. Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: MILLER, L.E., MM2, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; REED, F.B., TA, USN, BRITTON, J.F., SN, USN; BERNET, J.W., CS3, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN. Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order no. 238-52 of 8 Jan. 1953, SIMON, A.(n) CSSN, USN, was transferred to USS LSMR-520 for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Made weekly tests of magazines sprinkler system; conditions satisfactory.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOS'N., USN

12 to 16   Anchored as before.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOS'N., USN

16 to 18  Anchored as before. 1600, FRAVIS, H.G., FP3, USN, was transferred to FP Class A School, Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia for TAD under instruction. 1710 Commenced sounding fog signals.
L.C. FAUST
CHELEC., USN

18 to 20  Anchored as before. 1845 BERNET, J.W., CS3, USN, returned aboard having been absent over lease since 6 January 1953. 1845 Pursuant to Commanding Officer USS CAPRICORNUS (AKA-47), KNEFEL, W.R., BTC, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. 1847 ceased sounding fog signals.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

20 to 24  Anchored as before.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR


Friday 9 January 1953

0 to 4  Anchored in anchorage H-25, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in four (4) fathoms of water, soft bottom, with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. No. 2 boiler in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is COMBATCRULANT in USS ALBANY (CA-123).
R.T. PETERSON
ENS., USN

4 to 8  Anchored as before. 0600 lighted fires under No. 1 boiler. 0700 commenced tests and preparations for getting underway. 0730 set special sea detail. 0746 Pilot G.H. Harge came aboard. 0752 underway from South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, to pier 4, berth 46, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComPhibLant Quarterly Employment Schedule, Third Quarter. 0753 pilot at conn, Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on bridge. 0754 commenced using engines and rudder to turn ship to starboard.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS., USN

8 to 12  0800 changed course to 078(T). Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; REED, F.B., TA, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN. 0802 continued maneuvering at various courses and speeds to approach south side pier #4, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. 0814 tug 500 came along port quarters. 0814 tug 330 secured to port side. 0821 moored port side to berth 46, pier 4, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler no. 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from pier: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. 0829 tugs 500 and 330 cast off. 0834 Pilot left ship. 0835 Secured the special sea detail. 0843 died fires under #2 boiler. 1016 commenced fueling, draft fwd 14'8", aft 17'10". Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H.C. FISHER, JR.
ENS., USNR

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1240 Completed fueling ship having taken aboard 74, 852 gallons.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

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

18 to 20  1828 PERSINGER, C.E., SN, USN, returned aboard for resumption of duty having completed TAD under instruction at NavSchool, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. 1845 WILSHIRE, B.R., FN, USN, reported aboard for resumption of duty with transfer orders, records and baggage.
R.E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

20 to 24  Moored as before. 2210 REED, F.B., TA, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730, 5 January 1953. 2210 BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN., returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 27 December, 1952.
R.E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN


Saturday 10 January 1953

0 to 4  Moored port side to berth 46, pier 4, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler no. 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from pier: Fresh water and telephone. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia.
P.W. BEATY
ENS., USN

4 to 8  Moored as before. 0730 Set special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0747 Tug no. YTB 535 secured to starboard bow. 0748 Pilot R.B. McCay came aboard. 0753 Underway from Pier #4, Berth 46, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia proceeding to South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia. Pilot at the conn. Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge.
P.W. BEATY
ENS., USN

8 to 12  Steaming as before. 0800 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds proceeding to assigned anchorage. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; WELCH, F.R., SA, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN; WILKEN, R.A., SN, USN. 0804 Pilot R. B. McCay left the ship and tug left from alongside. 0821 Anchored in South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Berth 32, in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Grain Elevator 112°(T); Sewall Point 075°(T); Middle Ground Light 266°(T). 0825 Secured special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. Made daily inspection of magazines and powder samples; conditions normal.
P.W. BEATY
ENS., USN

12 to 16  Anchored as before. 1245 Set special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1304 Underway from South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, Berth 32, proceeding to Moorhead City, No. Car. In accordance with CTG 42.9 restricted dispatch `01546Z of January 1953. 1304 P/E ahead 1/3. 1304.5 Commenced sounding fog signals. 1315 Steady on course 036°(T). 1316 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to proceed out of channel. 1327 Passed Newport News Channel Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, 30 yards. 1331 Passed Newport News Channel Buoy #2 abeam to port, 50 yards. 1353 Passed Channel Buoy #1A abeam to starboard, 75 yards. 1521.5 Passed through net entrance. 1529 Passed Buoy #15 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 1536 Passed Buoy #13 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 1538 C/c to 105°(T). 1540 Passed Thumble Shoal Light abeam to port, distance 2000 yards. 1545 C/c to 110°(T). 1550 Passed Buoy #11 abeam to starboard, 25 yards.
H.C. FISHER, JR.
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1631 Passed Buoy #9 abeam to starboard, 100 yards. 1705 Passed Buoy #8 abeam to port, distance 25 yards.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR


18 to 20   Steaming as before. 1810 Passed Buoy #3 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. 1811 C/c to 099°(T). 1826 C/c to 109°(T). 1831 C/s to 6 knots, 73 RPM. 1835 Passed Buoy #2 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards; left Thimble Shoals Channel. 1836 C/s to 8 knots, 98 RPM. 1840 C/s to 12 knots, 156 RPM. 1845 Ceased sounding fog signals; visibility 2000 yards. 1848 Passed Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1859 C/s to 13 knots, 173 RPM. 1901 Entered international waters; with Cape Henry Light bearing 256°(T); took departure and set base course of 109°(T), speed 13 knots, 173 RPM. 1913 Sighted Chesapeake Bay Lightship bearing 071(T), distance 10 miles. 1946 Passed Chesapeake Lightship abeam to port, distance 3000 yards.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

20 to 24   Steaming as before. 2019 C/c to 159°(T). 2024 C/s to 182 RPM, 13.5 knots. 2040 Sighted radar reflector Buoy “T” bearing 152°(T), distance 12 miles. 2115 Sighted Carrituck Beach Light bearing 220°(T), distance 23 miles. 2145 Sighted radar reflector Buoy “TA” bearing 120, distance 15 miles. 2152 Passed Aurrituck Beach Light abeam to starboard, distance 20 miles. 2240 Passed Buoy #6 abeam to starboard, distance 10.5 miles. 2259 C/c to 158°(T). 2310 C/s to 8 knots, 98 RPM.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOS'N., USN


Sunday 11 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming independently under boilers nos. 1 and 2 enroute from Norfolk, Virginia to Moorhead City, N.C. in accordance with CTG 42.9 restricted dispatch movement order 101546Z of January 1953. Base course is 160°(T). Speed is eight (8) knots, 98 RPM. 1207 changed speed to 13.5 knots, 182 RPM. 1225 sighted flashing green light abeam to port, distance 16,800 yards. 1235 changed course to 160°(T). 0101 passed Bodie Island Light abeam to starboard, distance 18,000 yards. 0218 changed course to 158°(T). 0225 passed radar reflector buoy abeam to port, distance 16,000 yards. 0309 changed course to 204°(T). 0324 green flashing lighted buoy abeam to starboard, distance 6,600 yards. 0335 changed speed to 8 knots. 0336 entered fog, stationed fog lookouts and commenced sounding fog signals at 2 minute intervals.
H.B. Parker, JR.
LTJG., USN

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0438 changed speed to 12 knots. 0525 changed speed to 13 knots, 176 RPM. 0530 changed speed to 13.5 knots, 182 RPM. 0538 changed course to 225°(T). 0606 passed Diamond Shoals lightship abeam to starboard, distance 11,000 yards. 0730 changed course to 235°(T). Ceased sounding fog signals.
P.W. BEATY
ENS., USNR

8 to 12   Steaming as before. 0938 changed course to 233°(T). 1022 commenced blowing tubes on #2 boiler. 1028 completed blowing tubes on #2 boiler. 0800 mustered crew at stations. Absentees: WILSON, RA, SN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; WELSH, R.F., SA, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; HARRIS, R.(n), FP3, USN. 1110 Sighted Cape Lookout Shoals buoy #14 bearing 273°(T), distance 3 miles. 1112 changed course to 243°(T). 1117 changed course to 263°(T). 1130 Passed Cape Lookout Shoals Buoy #14 abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1131 changed course to 280°(T). 1133 sighted Cape Lookout Shoals Buoy #14”A” bearing 304°(T), distance 3 miles. 1142 passed Cape Lookout Shoals Buoy #14”A” abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards.
12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1207 changed speed to 8 knots, 98 RPM. 1220 changed course to 357°(T). 1224 changed speed to 12 knots, 98 RPM. 1354 sighted Cape Lookout Light bearing 020°(T), distance 6 miles. 1322 changed course to 337°(T). 1342 passed Cape Lookout light abeam to starboard, distance 8 miles. 1352 set special sea detail. 1401 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to approach anchorage berth G-4, Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina. 1416 anchored in Beaufort Inlet, Moorhead City, N.C., berth G-4 in 8 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, 75 fathoms of chain to starboard anchor in accordance with CTG 42.9 Movement Order 1-53, restricted dispatch 101546Z of January 1953 on the following true anchorage bearings: whistle buoy no. 1, 100.5°(T), channel buoy no. 4, 043.5°(T), radio tower, 005°(T). Ships present: USS SARASOTA (APA-204) and USS LST 1330. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99). 1435 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch with engineering plant on one hour notice for getting underway.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

16 to 18   Anchored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS.., USNR
18 to 20 Anchored as before.
B.F. BRZOSTEK
LT., USN

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

W. L. PHALER, CDR., USN, COMMANDING
R. T. PETERSON, III, ENS., USN, NAVIGATOR


Monday 12 January 1953

0 to 4    Anchored in Beaufort Inlet, Moorhead City, North Carolina, Berth G-4, in 8 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain to starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Whistle Buoy #1, 100°, Channel Buoy #4, 043°, Radio Tower 005°. Boiler #1 in used for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is CTU 42.92 in USS ROLETTE (KA-99).
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

4 to 8   Anchored as before. 0700 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0735 Underway from anchorage berth G-4, Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina, proceeding to Cape Lookout Bight, North Carolina, in accordance with CTU 42.92 dispatch. Captain at the conn, Executive Officer, and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 098°(T); speed 12 knots, 156 RPM.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

8 to 12   0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Foster, R.L., SN, USN; Welch, R. F., SA, USN, Nalley, A.H., SN, USN, Harris, R.(n), FP3, USN; Wilson, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN. 0818 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to assigned anchorage. 0832 Anchored in Cape Lookout Bight, Cape Lookout, North Carolina, in 5 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true bearings: Cape Lookout Light 088°, Wreck Point Light 124°, Buoy #2 253°. 0834 Commenced ballasting. Draft forward 16’ 10”; aft 17’ 8”. 0937 LCU 1330 entered the well deck. 1000 LCU 664 entered the well deck. 1020 Commenced deballasting. Draft forward 25’ 6”; aft 26’ 0”. 1134 Underway from Cape Lookout Bight, Cape Lookout, North Carolina, proceeding to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in according with Commanding Officer USS ROLETTE (KA-99), operation order 1-53. Captain at the conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 310°(t); speed 12 knots, 156 RPM. 1153 C/c to 158°(T). 1159 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular steaming watch.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1224 C/c to 156°. 1250 Ceased deballasting; draft forward 18’ 0”; aft 17’ 6”. 1300 With Cape Lookout Light bearing 355°(T) took departure and set base course of 156°T, speed 13.5 knots, 182 RPM. 1300 Exercised the crew at general quarters. 1304 Commenced exercise A-4-E, feel water control failure. 1310 C/c to 150°T. 1312 Assumed guide in formation 92R. 1330 Commenced exercise A-31-E, salt water leak in main condenser. 1345 C/c to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1349 Completed exercises A-31-E and A-4-E. 1402 Secured from general Quarters and set the regular steaming watch.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

18 to 20   Steaming as before.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

20 to 24   Steaming as before. T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

Tuesday 13 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming in company with TU 42.90.0 under boilers #1 and 2 enroute from Morehead City, North Carolina to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico in accordance with Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99), operation order 1-53. Base course is 150°T, speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. Steaming in formation 92R, guide is USS ASHLAND, formation intervals 1000 yards. OTC and SOPA is Commanding Officer USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0624 c/c to 180°T. 0851 c/c to 150°T.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12   Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Foster, R.L., SN, USN; Welch, R. F., SA, USN, Nalley, A.H., SN, USN, Harris, R.(n), FP3, USN; Wilson, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN. 0830 Commenced exercise A-43-C, uses of signal publication. 0915 Salt water leak in main condenser. 0930 Completed exercise A-43-C. 0949 C/s to port engine stop, starboard engine ahead full, 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1007 SU radar reported out of operation. 1001 Commenced man overboard drill. 1008 Secured from man overboard drill. 1146 SU radar back in operation. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1300 Exercised the crew at general quarters. 1310 Port main condenser back in operation. 1314 Commenced exercise W-1120-1, running jumpers, ruptured fire main, frame 35, port main deck. 1323 c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 1328 Secured from drill W-1120-1. 1334 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm; c/c to 147°T; changed formation axis to 147°T. 1350 Secured from general quarters and set the regular steaming watch. 1400 Commenced exercise A-40-C, semaphore signaling. 1414 Salt water leak in starboard main condenser. 1445 Exercise A-40-C completed. 1454 c/s to starboard engine stop, port engine ahead full, 14 knots, 190 rpm. H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1740 Starboard main condenser back in operation. 1745 c/s to all ahead full, 14 knots, 190 rpm.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

18 to 20   Steaming as before.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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


Wednesday 14 January 1953

0 to 4 Steaming in company with TU 42.90.0 enroute from Morehead City, North Carolina to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with CTU 42.90 Operation Order 1-53. Base course is 147°T. Speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. Boilers #1 and #2 on the line. Formation is 92R; distance 1000 yards. ASHLAND is guide. OTC is USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0643 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0643.5 c/s to a/e stop. 0644 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

8 to 12   Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Foster, R.L., SN, USN; Welch, R. F., SA, USN, Nalley, A.H., SN, USN, Harris, R.(n), FP3, USN; Wilson, R.A., YNSN, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1320 fire reported in anchor gear locker. 1325 fire extinguished, fire party secured. 1300 commenced exercise A-41-C (rapid handling of flags and hoists) and A-43-C (use of signal publications). 1413 c/c to 144°T.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1600 USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) commenced opening to 15 miles on same bearing, USS SARASOTA commenced opening to 15 miles on same bearing in accordance with CTU 42.98.0 dispatch of 132257Z. 1605 Commenced exercise Z-141-S, making smoke. 1611 ceased exercise Z-141-S. 1632 surface radar reported inoperative. 1647 surface radar reported back in operation.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

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


Thursday 15 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming in company with TU 42.90.0 enroute from Morehead City, North Carolina to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with CTU 42.90 Operation Order 1-53. Base course is 144°T. Speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. Boilers #1 and #2 on the line. Task Unit is steaming independently, maintaining same relative bearing as in formation 92R. ASHLAND is guide. OTC is USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

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

8 to 12   0800 Mustered crew at quarters. The records of the following named men were transferred to Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, and dropped from the ship’s role of absentees: WELCH, R.F., SA, USN; NALLEY, A.H, SN, USN, HARRIS, R.(n). FP3, USN; LAVAGLIO, M.J., FN, USN; WILSON, R.A., YNSN, USN; FOSTER, R.L., SN, USN. 0800 passing from plus 5 to plus 4 time zone and advanced clocks by one hour. 0920 Exercised crew at fire drill. 0932 Secured from fire drill. 0947 commenced exercise A-91-E. 0952 commenced exercise A-204-D (decontamination of radiological and bacteriological hazards). 0953 commenced exercise A-84-E (flooding in machinery spaces). 1005 secured from exercise A-84-E. 1010 secured from exercise W-204-D/ 1010 commenced exercise A-81-E (ruptured piping). 1035 commenced exercise A-96-C (CIC casualty procedure). 1021 secured from exercise A-81-E. 1042 secured from exercise A-96-C. 1047 exercised crew at abandon ship drill. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 1105 secured from all drills. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler system: Conditions, satisfactory. H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1336 a Summary Court Martial, LCDR J. J. PHILLIPS, USN, convened to try the case of BRITTON, J. F., SN, USN, offense: Violation of UCMJ, Art. 86. Finding: guilty. Sentenced to forfeit $19.00 per month for one month and to be restricted to the limits of the ship for eighteen days. 1334 Summary Court Martial which met at 1336 adjourned. 1336 a Summary Court Martial, LCDR J. J. Phillips, USN, convened to try the case of BREHONY, J. J., SA, USN. Violation of UCMJ, Art. 86. Sentence: To forfeit $26.00 a month for two months and to be restricted to the limits of the ship for forty-five day. 1352 Summary Court Martial which convened at 1336 adjourned. 1353 a Summary Court Martial, LCDR J. J. PHILLIPS, USN, convened to try the cause of BENNETT, H.L., SN, USN. Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Art. 86. Finding: Guilty. Sentenced: To forfeit $18.00 per month for two (2) months and be restricted to the limits of the ASHLAND for thirty-two days. 1359 the Summary Court Martial which met at 1353 adjourned.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1700 commenced forming column formation 1000 yards astern of USS ROLETTE (AKA-99). USS ROLETTE assumes guide. 1700 changed course to 120°T; changed speed to 13.5 knots, 175 rpm. 1702 changed course to 110°T. 1703 changed base course to 144°T. 1707 changed speed to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

18 to 20   Steaming as before. 2000 changed course to 156°T; changed speed to all engines ahead 2/3, 10 knots.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

20 to 24   Steaming as before. 2331 changed speed to all engines ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2350 sighted Cape San Juan Light, bearing 182°T, distance 29 miles.
H.B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.


Friday 16 January 1953

0 to 4  Steaming in company with TU 42.90 less USS SARASOTA (APA-204) enroute from Moorhead City, N., to Vieques Island, Puerto Rico in accordance with Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) Operation Order 1053. OTC is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE, (AKA-99) Base course is 156°T, speed 10 knots, 125 rpm. Task unit is in column formation, distance 1000 yards. USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) is guide. 0017 c/c to 125°T. 0108 passed Cape San Juan Light abeam to starboard distance 9.8 miles. 0240 c/c to 165°T. 0300 passed radar reflector buoy #4RA abeam to starboard, distance 4 miles. 0304 c/c to 180°T. 0327 passed Aero Beacon Light on St. Thomas Island abeam to port, distance 11.5 miles. 0332 passed Culebrita Light abeam to starboard, distance 3 miles. 0345 passed Sail Rock light abeam to port, distance 4 miles.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0418 c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0435 c/c to 217°T. 0432 passed East Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 5 miles. 0431 sighted Puerto Ferro Light bearing 295°T, distance 13 miles. 0505 c/c to 270°T. 0535 c/c to 287°T, maneuvering independently at various courses and speeds in order to stand in toward assigned anchorage, anchorage #6, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico. 0545 Set special sea detail. 0621 anchored in Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, 60 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Puerto Ferro Light, 285°, Point Conejo 028°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 005.5°. 0630 Commenced ballasting, draft fwd 15’10”, aft 17’6”. 0652 secured the special sea detail. 0707 LCU 768 left the well deck. 0727 LCU 664 left the well deck. 0750 LCU 1330 left the well deck. 0752 ceased ballasting, draft fwd 25’, aft 25’6”. 0755 commenced deballasting, draft fwd 25”, aft 25’6”.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12   Anchored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: WELCH, R.F., SA, USN; NALLEY, A.H., SN, USN; HARRIS R.(n), FP3, USN; 0918 ceased deballasting, draft fwd 15’, aft 19’. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

12 to 16   Anchored as before.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Anchored as before. 1600 Captain held mast and awarded the following punishments: REED, F.B., TN, USN, AOL from 0745 5 JAN 1953 to 0735 8 JAN 1953, a period of 3 days. Sentence: Awarded 14 days extra duty. BAGLEY, C.H., GM3, USN, AOL from 0745 27 DEC 1952 to 0745 8 JAN 1953, a period of 12 days. Sentence: Awarded further investigation.
A.L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

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

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


Saturday 17 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with Commanding Officer USS ROLETTE (KA-99) operation order 1-53. Anchored in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, 60 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Puerto Ferro Light, 285°, Point Conejo 028°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 005.5°. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of Task Force 42.9. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer of USS ROLETTE (KA-99).
T. R. PETERSON
ENS., USNR

4 to 8   Anchored as before. 0545 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0710 Underway from anchorage berth Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with CTG 42.9 dispatch 171055Z of January 1953 enroute to Roosevelt Roads and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Captain at the conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 255°T; speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. 0739 c/c to 270°T.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12    Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: None. 0810 C/c to 351°T. 0832 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to enter Ensenda Honda channel. 0850 Entered Ensenda Honda channel and commenced maneuvering in various courses and at various speeds proceeding to anchorage. 0853 Passed Buoy 1A abeam to port, distance 75 yards. 0858 Passed buoy #4 abeam to starboard distance 100 yards. 0900 Dropped starboard anchor in Ensenda Honda Harbor Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, in 5 fathoms of water. Experienced casualty to the starboard wildcat and starboard anchor would not play out. 0902 Let go the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Range Light 323°, Buoy #4 088°, End of Pier 004°. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS CADMUS (AR-14). 0920 Forecastle reports anchor chains crosses. 0930 Commenced swing the ship to port and starboard in an effort to unfoul anchors. 1015 Underway from Ensenda Honda Harbor, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, proceeding out of channel to seaward in order to untangle ship’s anchors in deeper water. 1021 Passed channel buoy #1A abeam to starboard distance 100 yards. 1031 Passed channel buoy #1A abeam to starboard distance 50 yards. 1035 c/c to 124°T. 1059 c/c to 210°T. 1141 Commenced cutting port anchor chain. 1142 c/c to 205°T. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1246 c/c to 180°T. 1325 Completed cutting port anchor chain and secured anchors for sea. 1337 c/s to 8 knots, 96 rpm, c/c to 093°T. 1359 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1404 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1414 c/c to 057°T. 1531 c/c to 055°T. 1534 Passed East Point Light abeam to port, distance 4 miles.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1626 passed Sail Rock abeam to port distance 7500 yards. 1621 c/c to 057°T. 1655 Set special sea detail. 1659 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1704 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1706 C/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 1707 a/s stopped. 1709 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds standing toward channel entrance to St. Thomas harbor. 1725 passed Muhlenfels Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 1729 set course 351°T. 1732 anchored in Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in 5 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Signal Tower 107°; Range Light 344°; Muhlenfels Point Light 050°. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSubGru 202. 1751 secured special sea detail and set the regular in port watch.
H. B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG., USN

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

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


Sunday 18 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in 5 fathoms of water, sandy bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Signal Tower 197°; Range Light 344°; Muhlenfels Point Light 050°. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSubDiv 202.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USN

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

8 to 12   Anchored as before.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USN

12 to 16   Anchored as before. 1259 lighted fires under boiler #1. 1345 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: None. 1413 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1428 underway from inner harbor anchorage, Charlotte Amalie Harbor, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, proceeding to Vieques Island anchorage, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico in accordance with CTG 42.9 dispatch 171055Z of January 1953. Captain at the conn. Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding out harbor channel. 1435 Passed channel buoy #6, abeam to port, distance 50 yards. 1438 passed channel buoy #1 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 1439 left harbor channel and set base course of 235°T, speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1449 passed Water Island Tower abeam to starboard, distance 750 yards. 1454 secured the special sea detail and set the regular steaming watch.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1630 passed East Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 3000 yards. 1642 set the anchor detail. 1700 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds in order to stand in to anchorage assigned. 1717 anchored in anchorage #7, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Puerto Ferro light 288°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 034°, Right Tangent Point Conejo 012°. 1729 secured the anchor detail, set the regular in port watch.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

18 to 20   Anchored as before.
L. C. FAUST
CHELEC., USN

20 to 24   Anchored as before.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR


Monday 19 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored at Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Puerto Esta Light 066.5°, Puerto Ferro light 288°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 034°, Right Tangent Point Conejo 012°. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
H. C. FISHER, JR.,
ENS., USNR

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

8 to 12   Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR

12 to 16    Anchored as before. 1525 A special Court Martial, LT. F. H. GUNKEL, SC, USN, as senior member, met to try the case of BURROWS, W.G., SA, USN.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Anchored as before. 1622 the court which met at 1525 adjourned and published findings as follows: Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Article 86. Findings: Guilty. Sentence: To forfeit $35.00 per month for three (3) months, to perform hard labor for forty-five days, and to be restricted to the limits of the ship for forty-five days. 1631 a Special Court Martial, LT F. H. GUNKEL, SC, USN, as senior member met to try the case of LEE, R. J., SN, USN. 1653 The court which met at 1631 adjourned to meet again at 1300 20 January 1953.
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR

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

20 to 24   Anchored as before.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN


Tuesday 20 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in anchorage berth #7, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) operation order 1-53, in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings; Puerto Ferro light 288°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 034°, Point Conejo 012°. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
R. T. PETERSON
ENS., USNR

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

8 to 12   Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

12 to 16   Anchored as before. 1300 The court which met at 1300 19 January 1953 reconvened.
H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

16 to 18    Anchored as before. 1620 Commenced ballasting; draft forward, 14’4”, draft aft, 18’6”. 1653 The court which met at 1300 adjourned and published finds as follows: Offense: Violation of UCMJ articles 86 and 92. Findings: Guilty to both charges. Sentence: To forfeit thirty-five ($35) per month for four (4) months, to be restricted to the limits of the ship for sixty (60) days, and to perform hard labor for forty-five (45) days.
L. C. FAUST
CHELEC., USN

18 to 20   Anchored as before. 1819 LCU 768 entered well deck. 1903 LCU 664 entered well deck. 1830 Ceased ballasting; draft forward 18’, draft aft 26’. 1830 Commenced deballasting; draft forward 18’, draft aft 26’.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

20 to 24  Anchored as before. 2035 Ceased deballasting; draft forward 18”, aft 17”4”.
H. C. FISHER, JR.
ENS., USNR

Wednesday 21 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in anchorage berth #7, Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, in accordance with Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) operation order 1-53, in 14 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings; Puerto Ferro light 288°, Left Tangent Island Chiva 034°, Point Conejo 012°. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

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

8 to 12 Anchored as before. Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: None. 1002 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1040 underway from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, enroute to Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with CTG 42.9 dispatch 190412Z of January 1953. Captain at the conn. Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 090°T, speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1051 c/c to 091°T. 1102 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1119 c/c to 050°T. 1127 passed East Point Light abeam to port, distance 3000 yards. 1146 c/c to 020°T, to 010°T. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.
Conditions normal.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG, USNR

12 to   16 Steaming as before. 1205 c/c to 000°T. 1214 Sail Rock abeam to starboard, distance, 10,000 yards. 1218 Culebrita Light abeam to port, distance 5000 yards. 1240 c/c to 334°T. 1245 buoy #4RA abeam to port, distance 800 yards. 1300 with Sail Rock bearing 149°T and Culebrita Light bearing 183°T, took departure and set base course of 334°T, speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1305 c/c to 314°T. 1316 c/c to 334°T.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR.

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

18 to 20   Steaming as before.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

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


Thursday 22 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming in company with TU 42.92.0 enroute from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk, Virginia. USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) is guide. OTC is in USS ROLETTE (AKA-99). Base course is 334°T, speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. Boilers nos. 1 and 2 are on the line. Task Unit is in column formation, distance 1000 yards. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS ROLETTE (AKA-99). 0130 commenced Nancy Drill. 0200 completed drill. 0331 SU radar reported inoperative. 0332 lost steering control. C/s to 8 knots, 96 rpm. 0333 switched steering control to after steering. 0335 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 0337 USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) assumed radar guard, FOX and GEORGE.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0403 shifted steering control to pilot house having renewed fuse on switch board feeding power to steering telemotor. SU radar back in operation.
H. B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG, USNR

8 to 12  Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0827 USS ASHLAND (LSD-1) assumed formation guide. 0830 exercised crew at general quarters. 0840 commenced exercise A-2-E. 0846 completed exercise A-2-E. 0851 commenced exercise A-11-E. 0909 commenced exercise W-32-D. 0917 completed exercise W-32-D. 0922 completed exercise A-11-E. 0930 secured from all drills and general quarters. 0939 shifted steering control to after steering. 0941 shifted steering control to pilot house. 0955 commenced sounding fog signals. 1029 ceased sounding fog signals. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
12 to 16   Steaming as before.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

16 to 18   Steaming as before.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

18 to 20   Steaming as before. 1900 set all clocks back one hour to confirm with zone plus 5 (roger) time. 1922 ship’s electrical power load lost due to water in fuel oil line on no. 1 boiler; turned on emergency breakdown lights and emergency gyro compass power. 1925 started emergency diesel generator; regained electrical power. C/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm, turned off emergency lights. 0930 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1933 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1936 surface radar out of service. 1940 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 1959 surface radar back in operation.
H. B. PARKER
LTJG., USN

20 to 24 Steaming as before. 2200 commenced exercise A-47-C and A-48-C. 2210 completed exercises.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN


Friday 23 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming in company with T.U. 42.92.0 enroute from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk, Virginia. Base course is 334°T, speed 14 knots, 190 rpm. Boilers #1 and #2 on the line. ASHLAND is guide; USS ROLETTE is on starboard beam, distance 1000 yards. OTC is Captain Wakefield in USS ROLETTE.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0642 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0645 c/x to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0701 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0705 x/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

8 to 12 Seaming as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: None. 0803 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0830 commenced exercise A-41-C, Rapid handling of flags and hoists. 0920 completed exercise A-41-C. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H. B. PARKER
LTJG., USN

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1300 commenced exercise A-46-C. 1400 completed exercise A-46-C. 1500 USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) left formation to conduct exercise A-1-CC, and other independent exercises to return to formation 241300R.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1640 exercise A-1-CC completed.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

18 to 20   Steaming as before.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

20 to 24   Steaming as before. 2148 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN.


Saturday 24 January 1953

0 top 4   Steaming in company with T.U. 42.92.0 enroute from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk, Virginia. USS ASHLAND is guide. OTC is USS ROLETTE (AKA-99) on starboard beam, 15, 000 yards. Base course is 334°T, speed 14 knots, 190 rpm, boilers nos. 1 and 2 on the line. SOPA is Commanding Officer USS ROLETTE (AKA-99).
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

4 to 8   Steaming as before.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12   Steaming as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none. 0915 commenced Captain’s inspection of personnel, messing and berthing spaces. 1135 secured from Captain’s inspections. 1148 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1243 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1243 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1245 directed by CTU 42.90.0 via radio released to proceed independently to port. 1539 c/c to 331.°T, 331°PGC, 334.5°PSC. 1542 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm.
H. B. PARKER, JR.,
LTJG., USN

16 to 18   Steaming as before. 1701 commenced sounding fog signals. 1714 ceased sounding fog signals.
P. W. BEATY
ENS., USN

18 to 20   Steaming as before. 1809 c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. 1816 c/c to 000°T. 1855 c/c to 350°T. 1909 c/c to 015°T. 1927 c/c to 010°T. 1940 c/c to 350°T.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR


20 to 24   Steaming as before.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

Sunday 25 January 1953

0 to 4   Steaming independently under boilers nos. 1 and 2 enroute from Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, to Norfolk, Virginia. Base course is 350°; speed is 13 knots, 173 rpm. 0010 c/c to 301.5°T.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG, USN

4 to 8   Steaming as before. 0650 c/c to 291.5°T.
A. L. LOWTHER
BOSN., USN

8 to 12   Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none. 0818 commenced maneuvering at various courses and at various speeds in order to stand in toward Thimble Shoals Channel. 0902 passed Chesapeake Light Ship abeam to starboard, distance 5000 yards. 0902 sighted Cape Henry Light House, distance 18,000 yards, bearing 274°T. 0958 passed lighted bell buoy #2 abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards. 0958 entered inland waters. 1010 passed lighted bell buoy #2A abeam to starboard, distance 600 yards. 1019 passed Cape Henry Light House abeam to port, distance 4000 yards. 1020 commenced ballasting; draft fwd 15”6”, aft 18”9”. 1024 passed lighted bell buoy #CH abeam to starboard, distance 600 yards. 1031 passed channel buoy #2 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 1031 passed channel buoy #1 abeam to port, distance 150 yards. 1045 passed channel buoy $4 abeam to starboard, distance 125 yards. 1045 passed channel buoy #3 abeam to port, 100 yards. 1059 passed channel buoy #5 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. 1059 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm, in order to off-load LCU’s. 1121 LCU #664 left well deck. 1130 ceased ballasting. Draft fwd 21’, aft 26’. 1132 LCU 768 left well deck. 1135 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to conform with Thimble Shoals Channel. 1135 commenced deballasting; draft fwd 21’, aft 26’, mean 23’6”. 1154 passed channel buoy #7 abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

12 to 16   Steaming as before. 1216 passed channel buoy #12 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 1222 passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards. 1235 set special sea detail. 1241 passed Old Point Comfort Light abeam to starboard, distance 800 yards. 1242 passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 800 yards. 1252 c/c to 217°T, to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1259 c/c to 222°T. 1300 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 1306 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1308 a/e stopped. 1310 a/e back 2/3. 1310 ceased deballasting; draft fwd 14’6”, aft 17’6”. 1311 anchored in South How anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, berth 25, in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Sewalls Point Tank, 071.9°; Grain Elevator, 113°; Middle Ground Light, 272.5°. 1311 a/e stopped. 1318 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1318 died fires under #1 boiler.
H. B. PARKER
LTJG., USN

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

18 to 20   Anchored as before
P. W. BEATY
ENS., USNR

20 to 24   Anchored as before.
P. W. BEATY
ENS., USNR

Monday 26 January 1953

0 to 4   Anchored in South How anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia, berth 25, in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Sewalls Point Tank, 071.9°; Grain Elevator, 113°; Middle Ground Light, 272.5°. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG, USN

4 to 8 Anchored as before.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

8 to 12   Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. 0845 Oil barge YD-72 tied up along port quarter. 0924 commenced receiving fuel oil. Draft fwd 15’2”, aft 16’4”. 1000 Pursuant to Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Station, Orange, Texas, BOSN. A. V. MITCHELL, USN, reported aboard for duty. 1105 completed fueling having taken aboard 99,456 gallons of Navy Special Fuel Oil at 60°F. Draft fwd 16’6”, aft 16’6”. 1126 YD-72 left from along port quarter. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H. B. PARKER
LTJG., USN

12 to 16   Anchored as before. 1317 Lighted fires under boilers #1 and 2. 1335 Commenced making preparations for getting underway. 1345 Set the special sea detail. 1408 underway from South How Anchorage, berth 25, Hampton Roads, Virginia, enroute to berth 45, pier 4, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBase dispatch 261810Z of January 1953; Captain at the conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1410 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds proceeding to pier. 1427 Pilot R. B. McCoy came aboard and assumed the conn. 1430 Tug YTB-533 secured to port bow. 1437 Moored starboard side to berth 45, pier 4, 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. Ships present: Various elements of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. 1455 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1500 YTB533 left from along port bow and Pilot left the ship. 1515 VARGA, M.J., CSG3, USNR, was transferred NAS, Norfolk, Virginia for release to inactive duty, with transfer papers, records and baggage. 1515 HAWKINS, J. W., GMC, USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USS LST-1143, FRYE, T.R., SDCA(T), USN, reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USNTC, Bainbridge, Maryland, GATES, P.J., GMSN, USN, reported aboard with for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USNTC, Great Lakes, Illinois, COOPER, J.J., EMFA, USN, reported aboard with for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USNAVSchools Command, Norfolk, Virginia, KING, W.C., RDSN, USN reported aboard with for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USNAVSchools Command, Norfolk, Virginia, DODA, V.P., MEFA, USNR reported aboard with for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Moored as before.
H. C. FISHER, JR.
ENS., USN

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

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


Tuesday, 27 January, 1953

0 to 4  Moored starboard side to berth 45, pier #4, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 on the line for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is VADM Stump, ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. Receiving the follow services from shore: Fresh water and telephone.
D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

4 to 8   Moored as before. D.G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A. W., SA, USN. 0848 electrical fire in ship's libarary, compt. A-205-A, frame 4; smoke from vent set. 0850 fire reported secured. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
L.C. FAUST
CHELEC., USN

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

16 to 18   Moored as before.
P. W. BEATY
ENS., USNR

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

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


Wednesday, 28 January, 1953

0 to 4  Moored starboard side to berth 45, pier #4, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 on the line for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. Receiving the follow services from shore: Fresh water and telephone.

H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

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

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN. 0925 0925 the following named men returned on board for resumption of duty having reported into the Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, from leave status awaiting arrival of the ship in Norfolk, Virginia: MCDOWELL, J.T., SH3, USN; CUMBIE, B.A., SKSN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
H. H. POWELL
CHCARP., USN

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1500 pursuant to Commanding Officer, U. S. NavRecSta, U. S. Naval Base, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, FRIKART, R.K., FN, USN, reported aboard for resumption of duty.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

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

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

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


Thursday, 29 January, 1953

0 to 4  Moored starboard side to berth 45, pier #4, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 on the line for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. Receiving the follow services from shore: Fresh water and telephone.
T. 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., SN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
T. R. BENNETT
ENS., USNR

12 to 16   Moored as before.
D. G. MCINNES
LTJG., USNR

16 to 18   Moored as before. 1633 BOSN A. L. LOWTHER, USN, was detached and ordered to report to Commander Sub-Group ONE, Norfolk Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, for duty.
H. C. FISHER, JR.,
ENS., USNR

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

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


Friday, 30 January, 1953

0 to 4  Moored starboard side to berth 45, pier #4, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 4 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 on the line for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. Receiving the follow services from shore: Fresh water and telephone.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

4 to 8   Moored as before.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: SWANN, T., TN, USN; BARNHART, A.W., SN, USN. 0845 set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0929 Pilot R. B. McCoy came aboard and YTB-533 secured to port bow. 0941 underway from berth 45, pier 4, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBase verbal orders of January 1953. Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0942 commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds in order to stand in to berth 52, pier 5, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. 0954 moored port side to USS TACONIC (AGC-17), berth 52, pier 5, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. No. 1 boiler in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. 1000 Pilot R. B. McCoy left the ship. 1005 secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch, section 1. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler systems. Conditions, satisfactory. Made daily test of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
L. E. ALEXANDER
ENS., USNR

12 to 16   Moored as before. 1315 all hands mustered at division parade on superdeck for Captain's personnel inspection. 1450 secured from Captain's personnel inspection.
P. W. BEATY
ENS., USNR

16 to 18   Moored as before. 1650 LT. B. F> BRZOSTEK, USNR, departed the ship on nine days annual leave.
H. B. PARKER, JR.
LTJG., USN

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

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


Saturday, 31 January, 1953

0 to 4  Moored port side to USS TACONIC (AGC-17), berth 52, pier 5, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 4 manila and 2 wire lines. No. 1 boiler in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, NAS, Norfolk, Virginia. Receiving the following services frm shore: Fresh water and telephone.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

4 to 8   Moored as before. 0600 Swann, T. A., TN, USN, returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0745 30 January 1953.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

8 to 12   Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BARNHART, A.W., SA, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
R. E. CALLAHAN
CHMACH., USN

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

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

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

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


W. L. PHALER, CDR., USN, COMMANDING
R. T. PETERSON, III, ENS., USN NAVIGATOR