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: May 1, 1953, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia
and ending: May 31, 1953, Hampton Roads, Virginia

Friday 1 May, 1953

0000 to 0400
Moored starboard side to USS FREMONT (APA-44) pier 3, berth 33, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Ships present various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.   0110 Bickel, L.C. Jr., BM3, USN was returned to ship by Shore Patrol having been arrested for speeding on Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia.
A V Mitchell
Bosn., USN

0400 to 0800
Moored as before. 0745 The records, and effects of Mader, R.L. 901 07 50 SN, USN transferred to U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia, having been absent over leave from this Command since 0800 23 March, 1953.
A V Mitchell
Bosn., USN

0800 to 1200
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Britton, J.R. USN; Johnson, N.R. SN, USN; Johnson, S.0. MM3, USN. 0830 Johnson, N.R. SN, USN; reported aboard for. duty in a disciplinary status having been absent over leave from this command since 0720 27 April 1953. Authority: LSD-1 dispatch 29134lZ of April 1953. 1045 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order 51-53 Carter, J.E. 297 19 79 SH3, USN, was transferred-with transfer papers, records, and baggage to U S. Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, New Jersey, for temporary additional duty under instruction. Authority: ComPhiblant speed letter serial 5230-P dated 24 April 1953. 1100 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order 53-53 Farrell, L.C. 438 37 45 FP3, USN was transferred with transfer papers, records, and, baggage to U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth Virginia for treatment. Authority: NavMed for "G" dated l May 1953. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples, Conditions normal.
R. T. Peterson
ENS. USNR

1200 to 1600
Moored as before. 1300 Commenced Captain's inspection of lower decks. 1355 Pursuant to Commanding Officer' s standard transfer order 54-53 Bennett, H.L. 427 99 12 SN, USN,. was transferred under guard with transfer papers, records and baggage to U.S. Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, for treatment. Authority: NavMed form "G" dated 1 May 1953. 1530 Secured from Captain's inspection of lower decks. 1540 Pursuant to Commanding Officer U.S. Naval Hospital Portsmouth,. Virginia, standard transfer order 2232-53 Jarvis, H.H., 420 75 80 SN, USN returned aboard for duty having completed treatment at U.S. Naval, Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia. Authority: Article C-5205 Bupers Manual.
R. T. Peterson
ENS. USNR

1600 to 1800
Moored as before. 1630 Exercised the crew at fire-drill. 1637 Secured from fire-drill. 1640 Pursuant to Commanding Officer U.S. Naval School-Command, Norfolk, Virginia, Travis, H.G. 785 01 89 FP3, USN reported aboard for resumption of duties having conp1eted temporary additional duties under instruction at U.S. Naval School, Norfolk, Virginia. Authority: ComPhiblant speed letter 12297 of 9 December 1952.
A V Mitchell
Bosn., USN

1800 to 2000
Moored as Before.
R. T. Peterson
ENS. USNR


2000 to 2400
Moored as Before.
R. T. Peterson ENS. USNR

Saturday 2 May, 1953


0000 to 0400
Moored starboard side to USS FREMONT (APA-44) at pier 3, berth 33, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boilers 1 and 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engine's disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt,,Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H.B. Parker JR
LTJG USN

0400 to 0800
Moored as Before.
R.T. Peterson
ENS USNR

0800 to 1200
Moored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Britton, J.R. 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S.0. 317 78 98 MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and, smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

T.R. Bennett
ENS USN

1200 to 1600
Moored as before. 1433 Died fires under #1, Boiler. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes.
H.B. Parker JR
LTJG USN

1600 to 1800
Moored as before.
T.R. Bennett
ENS USNR

1800 to 2000
Moored as before.
H.H. Powell
CHCARP USN

2000 to 2400
Moored as before.
H.H. Powell
CHCARP USN

Sunday 3 May, 1953

0000 to 0400 Moored starboard side to USS FREMONT (APA-44) at pier 3, berth 33 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, 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. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present : various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

0400 TO 0800
Moored as before.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

0800 to 1200
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Britton, J. R. 750 04 94 SN USN; Johnson, S.0. 317 78 98 MM3, USN Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

1200 TO 1600 Moored as before. 1400 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order 56-53 Dudley, R.E. 635 94 93 .SN,USN and Lamb, P.B. SN USN were transferred with transfer papers, records and baggage to NavPhibBase; Little Creek, Virginia, for temporary additional duty undcr instruction. Authority: ComPhibLant dispatch 021836Z of May 1953.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

1600 to 1800
Moored as before.
H.H. POWELL
CHCARP, USN

1800 to 2000
Moored as before.
L.E. ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

2000 to 2400
Moored as before.
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

Monday 4 May, 1953

0000 to 0400
Moored starboard side to USS FREMONT (APA-44) pier #3, berth #33 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H.B. PARKER, JR
LTJG, USN

0400 to 0800 Moored as before. 0715 Pursuant to BuPers orders B1114-lrm-3 dated 28 January 1953, Ensign Joseph W. Eberhardt, JR., 516971/1105 USNR reported aboard for duty. 0730 stationed the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway.
H.B. PARKER, JR
LTJG, USN

0800 to 1200
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Britton, J. R. 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S. 0. 3l7 78 98 MM3, USN. 0953 YTB-533 secured to port bow. 0956 YTB-390 secured to port quarter. 0957 Pilot C. M. Hill came aboard. 1005 Underway from starboard side USS FREMONT (APA-44) at pier3, berth343 Naval Base, Norfolk Virginia, in accoardance with ComNavBase Norfolk, virginia, verbal orders, proceeding to middle of slip between piers 3 and 4 awaiting removal of USS FREMONT (APA-44) in order to moor starboard side to pier 3, berth 33, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Pilot at the conn, Captain, Executive Officer, and Navigator on the bridge. 1031 Moored starboard side to pier 3, berth33 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 6 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. 1043 YTB's 533 and 390 cast off the port side. 1044 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1045 Pilot left the ship. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H.B. PARKER, JR
LTJG, USN


1200 to 1600
Moored as before. 1225 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order 56-53 Carter, A.L. 296 96 47 CS3, USN was transferred with transfer papers, records, and baggage to U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia for treatment. Authority. NavMed form "G" dated 4 May, 1953.   1400 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting: underway.   1404 YTB's l77 and l50 secured to port side, and Pilot J.Q. Adams came aboard.   1410 Underway from pier 3, berth 33 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, proceeding to moor starboard side to pier 3, berth 31, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with ComNavBase, Norfolk, Virginia verbal orders.   Pilot at the Conn, Captain ,Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge.    1418 Moored. starboard side to pier 3, berth 31 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 6 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes.   Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs.  1430 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch.   Pilot left the ship.   1456 Pursuant to Commanding Officer Naval Station, Norfolk, Virginia standard transfer order #1120-53 Lashbrook, D.L. 346 32 67 SKGC, USNR reported, aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant speed letter serial 39891 of 3 April 1953.
T.R. BENNETT
ENS, USNR

1600 to 1800
Moored as before
H.C. FISHER, JR
ENS, USNR

1800 to 2000
Moored as before
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

2000 to 2400
Moored as before
R.T. PETERSON
ENS, USNR

Tuesday 5 May 1953

0000 to 0400
Moored starboard side to pier 3, berth 31 Nayal Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes.   Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and te1ephone.   Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs.   Ships present: various units of Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
R.T. Peterson
ENS USNR
0400 to 0800
Moored as before.
R.T. Peterson
ENS USNR
0800 to 1200
Moored as before.
0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Britton, J.P. 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S.O. 317 78 98 MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
R.T. Peterson
ENS USNR

1200 to 1600
Moored as before.
H.H. Powell
CHCARP USN

1600 to 1800
Moored as before. 173O Pursuant to Commanding Officer of U.S. Naval Receiving Station Norfolk, Virginia, standard transfer order.#3801-53 Rannabargar, J.K. 749 68 88 FA, USN and Pruitt, J.L. 967 51 17 FA, U5N and Pate, B.A. 452 34 43 FA, USN reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records, and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant dispatch 121545Z of April 1953.
L.E. Alexander
ENS USNR

1800 to 2000
Moored as before.
H.B. Parker, JR
LTJG USN

2000 to 2400
Moored as before.
H.B. Parker, JR
LTJG USN

Wednesday 6 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 6 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Receiving, the following services from shore.- fresh water and telephone. Sbips present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H H POWELL
CHCARP, USN

04 to 08
Moored as before. 0400 Pursuant to., Commanding Officer's' standard transfer. order Becke, R G 324 32 05 YNSN, USN reported aboard, for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage having completed temporary additional duty under' instruction at U S Naval Training Center, Bainbridge Maryland. Authority: ConPhibLant speed letter serial 2159-B. Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer USNTC Great Lakes, Illinois, Nizol, R E 433 48 99 EMFN, USN returned aboard having completed temporary additional duty under instruction. Authority: ComPhibLant Speed letter serial l2345 dated 10 December, 1952.
H H POWELL
CHCARP, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Britton J R, SN USN; Johnson S O,MM3, USN; Tremblay, G.A. SN, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H H POWELL
CHCARP, USN

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1305 Tremblay, G A SN, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 6 May l953.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

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

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

Thursday 7 May, 1955

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila 1ines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

04 to 08
Moored as before.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: Britton, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN. 1038 A Summary Court-Martial, LCDR J J Phillips, USN, rnet to try the case of Johnson,N R, 750 45 46 SN, USN. 1100 The court which met at 1038 adjourned and published findings and sentence as follows: Offenses: Charge I: violation of UCMJ article 87; Charge II: violation of UCMJ article 86. Findings: guilty to both charges. Sentence: to perform hard labor for Forty-five (45) days and to forfeit twelve dollars ($l2) per month for one (1) month. 1130 the .Captain held Mast and awarded punishments as follows: Brehony, J J 750 28 32 SA; USN 0ffense: failure to salute an officer. Awarded 14 days restriction to the limits of the ship; Lee, R I 333 22 53 TA, USN Offense: violation of article 86 UCMJ. Awarded 10 days restriction to the limits of the ship. Bickel, L C 987 7l 93 BM3, USN. Offense: speeding. Awarded 7 days restriction to the 1imits of the ship. Tremblay, G A 752 66 13 CSSN, USN. Offense: absent over leave f,rom 0745 6 May 1953 to l305 6 May 1953. Awarded 14 days restriction to the limits of the ship. Winecoff, C R 790 02 13 ET3, USN. Offense: speeding. Awarded: warning. Made daily, inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

12 to 16  Moored as before. 1315 A Special Court-martia1, LT F H Gunkel, SC, USN, senior member, met to try the cases of Brehony, J J 750 28 32 SA, USN and Marshall, E B 420 03 86 TA, USN. 1520 The court which met at 1315 adjourned and published findings and sentences as follows: Brehony, J J 750 28 32 SA, USN. Charge: violation of Article 86 UCMJ. Findings: guilty. Sentence: to be confined at hard labor for a period of' 70 days and to forfeit $50 per month for 3 months. Marshall, E B 420 03 86 TA, USN. Charge: violation of UCMJ article 86. Findings: guilty., Sentence: to perform hard labor for a' period of 60 days.
T R BENNETT
ENS, USNR

16 to 18
Moored, as before. 1600 Cdr. W. L. Phaler departed the ship on three (3) days 1eave.
A.V. MITCHELL,
BOSN, USN.

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

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

Friday 8 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, with 6 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

04 to 08 Moored as before.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Britton, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples., conditions normal.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1235 USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored alongside to port. 1300 Commenced inspection of lower decks. 1440 Secured from lower decks inspection. 1507 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #58-53 dated 8 May 1953 Nyman, G H 421 74 04 FN, USN was transferred with transfer-orders; records and baggage to U S Naval Hospital Portsmouth, Virginia, for treatment. Authority: Navmed form "G" dated 8 May 1953.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

16 to 18
Moored as before. 1710 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order # 41-53 Hale, K A 347 65 23 SN, USN, and Stotz; V V 335 73 13 SN, USN reported aboard for resumption of duties having completed temporary additional duty under instruction at NavPhibBase, Little Creek, Virginia. Authority: ComPhibLant dispatch 091920Z of April 1953.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

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

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

Saturday 9 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored alongside to port. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

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

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Brittoon, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN. 0815 Mustered all hands at division parade for personnel inspection. 0855 Secured from personnel inspection. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.
Conditions normal. R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Moored as before.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

16 to 18
Moored as before
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

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

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

Sunday 10 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 U S Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored alongside to port. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 man engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

04 TO 08
Moored as before.
H C FISHER JR ENS, USNR

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Britton, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; Johnson, S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

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

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

18 TO 20
Moored as before.
D G MC INNES
ENS, USNR

20 TO 24
Moored as before.
D G MC INNES
ENS, USNR

Monday 11 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored alongside to port. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComAirWingsLant, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USN

04 TO 08
Moored as before. 0350 CDR W L PHALER returned aboard from 3 days leave.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BRITTON, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; JOHNSON S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN; SWEENEY W R 791 90 10 SN, USN. 1030 SWEENEY W R 791 90 10 SN, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 11 May, 1953. 1130 Pursuant to BuPers orders 23521 dated 2 April, 1953 Ensign PAUL W BEATY 516913/1105 USNR was detached and ordered to proceed and report to USS LST-983 for duty. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

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

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

18 to 20
Moored as before.
J W EBERHARDT
ENS, USN

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

Tuesday 12 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3, U S Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored alongside to port. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving fresh water and telephone service from pier. Both main engines disabled for repairs. Ships present: Various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComFairWingLant, Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN
04 to08
Moored as before.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BRITTON, J R, 750 04 94, SN, USN; JOHNSON, S O, 317 78 98, MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Moored as before.
L. C. FAUST,
CHELEC, USN

16 to 18
Moored as before. 1650 Medlicott, J T, 385 52 28, BM1, USN and Bruette, L J, 553 35 55, SA, USN returned aboard from Temporary Additional Duty under instruction having completed a two day gunnery course, number 174A under ComPhibTraLant, Dam Neck, Virginia. Authority: Telephone conversation with quota Control Officer from ComPhibTraLant on 5 May 1953. D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

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

20 to 24
Moored as before. 2015 Pursuant to Commander, U S Naval Base Little Creek, Virginia standard transfer order #3192-53, the following named men reported aboard for duty with records, transfer papers and baggage: Hoke, D L, 445 23 08, FA, USN; Klimaski, A T, 434 05 19, FA, USN. Authority: ComPhibLant representative, Little Creek dispatch of 161801Z of April 1953
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

Wednesday 13 May

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3, Naval Base Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS ARNEB (KA-56) moored a1ongside to port. Boiler number 2 in use for auxi1iary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComFairWingsLant, Naval Air Siation, Norfolk, Virginia.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

04 to 08
Moored as before.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BRITTON J R 750 04 94 SN, USN; JOHNSON, S O MM3, USN. 0900 Lighted fires under boiler #1. Exercised the crew at general quarters. 0925 Conducted fire drill while at general quarters. 0930 Secured from fire drill. 0935 Secured from general quarters and exercised at abandon ship drill. 1018 Secured from all drills. 1035 Died fires under boiler #2. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
D G MC INNES LTJG, USNR 12 to 16
Moored as before.
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

Friday 15 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfo1k, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boiler number 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs. Ships present: various units of U S Atantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
J W EBERHARDT
ENS, USNR

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

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: JOHNSON, S 0 317 78 98 MM3, USN; BRITTON, J R 750 04 94 SN, USN. 08l5 USS CAPRICORNUS (KA-57) moored along port side. 0830 exercised the crew at general quarters and atomic attack drill. 1017 Secured from all drills. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H H POWELL
CHCARP, USN

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

Saturday 16 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. CAPRICORNUS (KA-57) moored alongside to port. Boiler number 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore fresh water and telephone. Ships present: various units of U S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

04 to 08
Moored as before.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR
08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: BRITTON J R 750 04 94, SN, USN; JOHNSON S 0, 317 78 98, MM3, USN. Made Daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H C FISHER
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Moored as before. R T PETERSON
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

Sunday 17 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3 Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia, with 5 manila lines and 2 wire lines. USS CAPRICORNUS (KA-57) moored alongside to port. Boiler number 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Ships present: various units U S Atlantic fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Numbers 1 and 2 main engines disabled while undergoing repairs.

A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

04 to 08
Moored as before. 0300 MATTHEWS, R L 425 57 74, SN USN returned aboard by shore patrol, charged with being drunk and disorderly.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN
08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: BRITTON, J R 750 04 94, SN USN; JOHNSON S O 317 78 98 MM3 USN.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1417 Pursuant to Commander SubGruTwo, Charleston Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet standard transfer order #169-53, BALDWIN H E JR, 791 93 87, BM3, USN reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records, and baggage. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr FF4-16, Ser 1182X8120 of 28 April, 1953.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

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. 2015 WALTERS F L 303.50 60, MM3, USN returned aboard having been arrested by Marine Sentry, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. Violation: less of liberty card. 2245 Pursuant to orders of Commander, Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LT V S RADLINSKI, USN reported aboard for Temporary Additional Duty in connection with main engine trial runs.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

Monday 18 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, Pier 3, Naval Base, Norfolk; Virginia with 6 manila lines arid 2 wire lines. Boiler #l and generator #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Both main engines out of service for repairs. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt. 0240 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, SubGruTwo, Charleston Group, Charleston South Carolina, standard transfer order #74-53, GRIFFIN, E J, 229 17 43, BMSN USN reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records, and baggage. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr ser 1182Xl20 of 28 April 1953
. T R BENNETT
ENS, USNR

04 to 08
Moored as before.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: BRITTON, J R , 750 04 94, SN, USN; JOHNSON, S 0, 317 78 98, MM3, USN; CARMICHALE, L N, 884 56 21, TA, USN; MOORE, W D, 232 59 13, SA, USN; HEALY; A H, 282 95 12, FN, USN; DINSMORE, J H, 607 25 12, EN3, USN. Pursuant to Fleet Training Group, Chesapeake Bay, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia ltr FF8-6l, P16-4/1/les dated 15 May 1953 the following officers and men reported aboard for Temporary Additional Duty to assist the ship in its training: LT. John (n) TEED, 487137/1100, USN; LT. Austin B. CROUCHLEY, 475881/1105, USNR-R; ADAMS, A J, 262 71 13, FCC, USN; WYMER, C L, 321 11 69, FPC, USN. 0815 The records and effects of. BRITTON, J R 750 04 94, SN,USN were transferred to Bureau of Naval Personnel. Authority: BuPer Manual Article C-7805. 0840 MOORE, W D; 232 59 13, SA, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 l8 May 1953. 0930 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. 1040 Tested steering gear, test. satisfactory. 1100 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #60-53, THOMAS, P (n), 830 19 93, SDl, USN was transferred to U S Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia with transfer papers, records and baggage for duty. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr ser 12287X8120 dated 29 April 1953, ComPhibLant ltr ser 5650 dated 30 April 1953 and modified by ComServLant spd ltr ser 12871X8120 dated 6 May 1953. 1155 HEALY, A H, 282 95 12, FN, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 18 May, 1953.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1300 An inspection party from Fleet Training Group, Chesapeake Bay, Captain D B CUSHING, senior member came aboard to conduct arrival inspection prior to undergoing refresher training. BOORACK, P E, 400 94 31, ENC, USN absent without leave this ship as of 1300 l8 May 1953. 1345 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for conducting dock trials of main engines. 1400 Tested engine order te1egraph; starboard engine order telegraph tested satisfactory; port engine order telegraph tested unsatisfactory. 1402 Rocked main engine. 1407 Tested starboard engine with engine order telegraph, test satisfactory. 1410 Commenced dock trials. p/e ahead 1/3, Starboard engine back l/3. 1428 Starboard engine 1/3 ahead, port engine back 1/3. 1440 Starboard engine back 1/3, port engine ahead 1/3. 1500 All engines stopped. Starboard engine ahead 2/3, port engine back 2/3. 1535 All engines stopped. Starboard engine back 2/3, port engine ahead 2/3., 1552 Starboard engine ahead 2/3 port engine back 2/3.

L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

16 to 18
Moored as before. 1600 The inspection party of Retraining Group Chesapeake Bay left the ship. 1610 a/e stop. A check of main engines showed #4 main bearing of #1 main engine to be hot. 1615 Secured from dock trials. Trial unsatisfactory.
L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR
18 to 20

Moored as before. 1825 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #61-53, ANDERSON, L S, 263 27 39, RD2, USN was transferred to U S naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois with transfer papers, records and baggage for Temporary Additional Duty under instruction in Electronic Countermeasure School. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr dated 24 April 1953.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR
20 to 24
Moored as before.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

Tuesday 19 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored starboard side to berth 31, pier 3, Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia with 6 manila lines and 2 wire lines. Boilers 1 and 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Receiving the following services from shore: fresh water and telephone. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H C FISHER
ENS, USNR

04 to 08
Moored as before. 0500 CARMICHALE, L N, 884 56 21, TA, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 0730 18 May 1953. Stationed the special sea detail for conducting dock trials of main engines. 0518 Commenced dock trials of main engines p/e ahead 1/3, s/e back 1/3. 0615 a/e stopped. 0616 p/e back 2/3, s/e ahead 2/3. 0620 BOORACK, P E 400 94 13, ENC, USN returned aboard having been absent over leave since 1300 18 May, 1953. 0646 a/e stopped. 0647 p/e ahead 2/3. s/e back 2/3. 0710 a/e stopped. 0713 s/e ahead, 2/3, p/e back 2/3. 0737 a/e stopped. 0747 p/e ahead 2/3, s/e back 2/3.
H C FISHER
ENS, USNR

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: JOHNSON, S O, 317 78 98, MM3, USN; DINSMORE, J H, 607 24 32, EN3, USN. 0817 a/e stopped. 0825 Secured from dock trials, trials satisfactory. Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1030 The following named men from the Thomas Marine Corporation of Norfolk, Virginia came aboard to observe the engines during sea trials of main engines: Cook, V. B; Cones, R.B.; Riggs, E. F.; Barber, W. R.; Adams, R. S.; and Gregory, T. E. 1150 Set the special sea detail and made all preparation for getting underway.
H C FISHER
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Moored as before. 1230 Pilot Treakle came aboard. 1301 YTB 177 secured to port bow. 1304 Underway from berth 31, pier 3, Naval Base, Norfolk, ,Virginia proceeding to Virginia Capes Operating Area to undergo sea trials of main engines in accordance with ComFleTraGru, Chesapeake Bay Event 136 of 19 May 1953. Pilot at the Conn., Captain, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Commenced backing on various courses and at various speeds proceeding slowly out of slip between USS THUBAN (AKA-19) to starboard, and USS CAPRICORNUS (AKA-57) to port. 1317 Entered Elisabeth River Channel ,and c/c to 0040 t, 0040pgc. c/s to 4 knots 56 rpm. 1330 Y,TB 177 cast off and Pilot Treakle left the, ship. 1332 c/s to 8 knots 98 rpm. Commenced maneuvering on various courses to conform with Elizabeth River Channel. 1347 Passed Old Point Comfort abeam to port, distance 1400 yards. 1412 Passed through net entrance. 1414 Entered Thimble Shoals Channel and c/c to 108t, 108pgc. 1417 s/e stopped to check bearings. 1421 Condition of bearings of starboard engine normal. c/s to s/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. p/e stop to check bearing of port engine. 1500 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular steaming watch. l508 exercised the crew at general quarters. 1520 c/c to 090t, 090pgc. 1525 s/e stopped to check bearings. 1527 Passed Cape Henry abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1529 Conditions of bearings normal, c/s to a/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1532 p/e stopped to check main bearings. 1536 Conditions of bearings normal, c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. l548 Entered International Waters. 1555 Set material Condition Baker.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

16 to 18
Steaming as before. 1601 Secured from general quarters and set the regular steaming watch. Set Modified Condition Baker. 1627 s/e stopped to check main bearings. 1632 Main Control reported numbers 2, and 5 bearings of starboard engine running hot. 1634 a/e ahead 13 knots, 173 rpm. 1637 p/e stopped to check bearings of port engine. 1642 Passed Chesapeake Bay Lightship abeam to port, distance 4500 yards. 1646 Main control reported bearings 3, 4, and 5 of port engine running hot, and number 4 connecting rod bearing also hot. c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Engineering Officer reported bearings 2, 5, and 6 of starboard engine decreasing toward normal. 1729 p/e stopped to check bearings of port engine. 1740 p/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. Engineering Officer reported bearings 3, 4, and 5 of port engine still hot, but some decrease in temperature noticed.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

18 to 20
Steaming as before. 1825 s/e stopped to inspect bearings. 1831 c/s to a/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. Main control reported conditions of bearings on starboard engine normal. 1832 p/e stopped for inspection of bearings. 1844 p/e ahead standard 12 knots, 156 rpm. Temperature of main bearings on port engine reported slightly higher than normal. 1930 c/c to 270t, 270pgc. 1937 p/e stopped for inspection. 1945 p/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1946 s/e stopped for inspection of bearings. 1950 s/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. Main Control reported bearings 2, 4, and 6 of starboard engine at higher temperature than normal. 1952 c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN
20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2022 s/e stopped, c/s on p/e to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2026 c/s on s/e to 12 knots, 156 rpm. No change reported in temperature of bearings of s/e. 2027 p/e engine stopped. 2030 p/e engine ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. No change reported in bearings of p/e. 2040 a/e ahead full, 14 knots, 190 rpm. 2054 p/e stopped, c/s an starboard engine to standard 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2057 p/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. No noticeable change in bearings temperature. 2058 s/e stopped. 2103 p/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. No change in bearing temperatures. 2107 c/s to a/e ahead full, 14 knots, 190 rpm. 2125 Sighted Chesapeake Bay lightship bearing 271t, distance 12 miles. 2129 p/e stopped, s/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2134 a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2135 s/e stop, p/e engine ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. No noticeable change in bearings temperature. 2132 c/s to a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. No noticeable change in temperature of bearings. 2140 c/c to 267t, 267pgc. 2157 Sighted Cape Henry light bearing 2610t, distance 20 miles. 2218 c/c to 264t, 264pgc, 273.5 pac. Chesapeake Bay light Ship abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards. 2238 c/s to a/e full, 14 knots, 190 rpm. 2239 c/c to 262t, 262pgc. 2245 Passed Buoy #R2 abeam to starboard, distance 450 yards. 2248 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm on s/e. 2249 p/e stopped, gasket blown on condensate pump and flooded condenser.. 2256 c/c to 090t, 090pgc. 2257 c/s to s/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2312 c/s to p/e ahead 8 knots, 92 rpm, s/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2319 c/c to 150t, 150pgc. 2330 p/e stop. 2330 c/c to 090t, 090pgc.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

Wednesday 20 May, 1953

00 to 04
Steaming independently under boilers 1 and 2 proceeding from Virginia Capes Operating Area to Norfolk, Virginia, completing river run trials of main engines in accordance with ComFleTraGru Chesapeake Bay Event 136 of 19 May. Base course is 270t, 270pgc; speed 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0010 Engineering Officer reported repairs completed port main condenser. 0030 c/s to l3 knots, 173 rpm. 0045 c/c to 284t, 284pgc. 0045 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. 0051 c/c to 279t, 279pgc. 0055 c/c to 217t, 217pgc. 0130 s/e stop, p/e ahead standard for check of starboard engine. 0135 Condition of starboard engine normal; c/s to a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0136 Passed Chesapeake Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 4000 yards. 0137 p/e stop to check port main engine. 0140 A check of bearings of port main engine indicated that temperature of bearings were slightly above normal. 0143 c/s to l2 knots, 156 rpm. 0145 Commenced working up to 201 rpm on both engines. 0146 Engineering officer reports that bearing temperatures of numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 main bearings of port engine above normal; temperature of bearings 1 and 6 normal. 0217 engines reported to be making 201 rpm. 0226 Entered Inland Waters. 0228 c/c to 277t, 277pgc. 0240 c/c to 272t, 272pgc. 0241 passed Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance 1800 yards. 0245 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to conform with Thimble Shoals Channel. 0247 Passed channel buoy #2 abeam to starboard, distance l00 yards. c/s to 12 knots, l56 rpm. 0258 s/e stopped to check bearings of starboard main engine. 0305 C6nditions of bearings reported normal; c/s to a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0311c/s to s/e ahead 8 knots, 98 rpm, p/e ahead 12 knots, l56 rpm. 0313 c/s to a/e ahead 4 knots, 56 rpm. 0315 c/s to 8 knots,98 rpm. 0316 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0316 Engineering officer report's conditions of both main engines to be normal. 03l8 c/s to 13 knots, 173, rpm. 0326 Passed buoy # 8 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 0339 Set the special sea detail. 0340 Passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 0346 Passed through net entrance. 0355 Passed Old Point Comfort Light abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards. 0356 Passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 1000 yards.
H B PARKER JR
ENS, USN

04 to 08
Steaming as before. 0403 c/s to l0 knots; 125 rpm. 0410 Commenced maneuvering on various courses, and speeds proceeding to anchorage. 0442 Anchored in anchorage berth H 26, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water; soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Middleground Light 263, Sewalls Point Tank 0790; Grain Elevator 1170. Boiler number 1 in use for auxiliary purposes. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 0456 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 0500 Died fires under boiler # 2. 0720 Mr. Frederick C. Kauffman Jr. field engineer for the Raytheon Manufacturing Company came aboard in connection with repairs to the radar equipment. 0730 Lighted fires under boiler # 2
H B PARKER JR
ENS, USN

08 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: JOHNSON, S O 317 78 98 MM3, USN; DINSMORE, J H 607,24 32 EN3, USN. 0925 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 0955 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1023 Underway from anchorage berth H-26, Hampton Roads, Virginia, proceeding to Virginia Capes 0perating Area in order to compensate magnetic compasses in accordance with ComFleTraGru Chesapeake Bay, event 136 of 19 May 1953. Captain at the Conn., Executive officer, and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 042t, 042pgc; speed 4 knots, 51 rpm. 1026 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1030 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to enter Thimble Shoals Channel. 1101 Passed Fort Wool abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 1102 Passed Old Point Comfort abeam to port, distance 1500 yards. 1125 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular steaming watch.
H B PARKER JR
ENS, USN
12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1200 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1206 c/c to 100t, 100pgc. 1218 c/c to 102t, 102pgc. 1226 Passed buoy # 1 abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. 1236 Passed Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance 3,000 yards. 1243 c/c to 100t, 100pgc. 1255 c/c to 085t, 086pgc. 1256 Entered International Waters 1327 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to calibrate magnetic compasses. 1408 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm.
R C FISHER
ENS, USNR

16 to 18
Steaming as before. 1754 Completed compensating compasses and c/c to 275t, 276pgc; c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 1757 c/c to 283t, 284pgc.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

18 to 20
Steaming as before. 1800 c/s to s/e ahead 13 knots, 173 rpm, p/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1523 c/s to p/e ahead 11 knots, 140 rpm. 1525 c/c to 292t, 293pgc. 1841 Passed buoy #RB abeam to port, distance 2 miles. 1559 Passed Cape Henry Light abeam to port, distance 2000 yards. 1901 c/c to 285t, 286pgc. 1908 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to conform with Thimble Shoals Channel. 1913 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1918 c/s to s/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1920 c/s to 11 knots, 140 rpm. 1955 passed buoy # 10 abeam to port, distance 25 yards.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2011 Passed buoy 71 12 abeam to port, distance 75 yards . 2013 Set the special sea detail. 2014 Passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard distance, 600 yards. 2020 Passed through net entrance. 2033 Passed Old Point Comfort Light abeam to starboard, distance 1400 yards. 2034 c/s to 8 knots, 95 rpm Passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 600 yards. 2035 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2054 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 2100 c/c to 219t, 220pgc. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to anchor. 2107 Anchored in anchorage berth H-26, Hampton Roads Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water, soft mud bottom with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Thimble Shoals Light 056, Sewa11s Point Tank 077, Grain Elevator 115. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS POCONO (AGC-16), Naval Base, Norfolk, Virginia. 2113 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USNR

Thursday 21 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in South How Anchorage, berth 26, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in five fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings: Thimble Shoals Light 056t, Sewall Point Tank 077t, Grain Elevator 115t. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. R E CALLAHAN CHMACH, USN 04 to 08
Anchored as before. 0623 Lighted fires under boiler #1. 0659 Tested annunciators, test satisfactory. 0715 Tested annunciators with main engines, test satisfactory. 0730 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0748 Set Material Condition Baker.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR
08 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: JOHNSON, S O, 317 78 98 MM3, USN; DINSMORE, J H, 607 24 32, EN3, USN. 0801 Underway from South How Anchorage berth 26, Hampton Roads, Virginia proceeding to Virginia Capes Operating Area in accordance with ComFltTraGru, Chesapeake Bay operation order to conduct exercises undergoing refresher training. Captain at the Conn., Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course 050t, 050pgc. Speed 4 knots, 56 rpm. 0810 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0829 c/c to 053t, 053pgc. 0831 Exercised the crew at general quarters. 0835 c/c to 062t, 062pgc. 0840 Passed Fort Wool abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards. 0854 Passed through Net Entrance, maneuvering on various courses to conform to channel. 0911 c/s to 12 knots 156 rpm. 0934 Secured from general quarters; and set. modified condition baker. 1003 c/c to 090t, 090pgc. 1004 Passed Cape Henry abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1010 Exercised crew at ,fire drill. 1023 Entered International Waters. 1045 Secured from fire drill. 1100 Shifted steering from Pilot. House to After Steering. 1110 Exercised crew at collision drill. 1121 Passed Chesapeake Bay Lightship abeam to port; distance 5000 yards. 1123 Secured from collision drill. ll27 Shifted steering from After Steering to Pilot House. 1130 c/c to 110t, 110pgc. 1144 c/c to 000t, 000pgc. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1303 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1313 Secured from fire drill. 1319 c/c to 090t, 090pgc. 1328 Shifted steering control to Secondary Conning Station, for test of steering gear. 1337 Shifted steering control to Pilot House. 1450 Conducted simulated drill, broken steam glass on #1 boiler. 1454 Repairs completed. 1455 Conducted simulated drill, loss of fuel suction on #1 boiler. Shifted suction from F411 to F423 to 1411. 1457 Conducted exercise, failure of gyro compass, loss of power supply. 1500 Power supply restored. 1505 Conducted simulated drill, failure ICM set. 1505 Secured from drill. 1510 Conducted simulated drill, loss of lube oil pressure. 1511 Secured from drill. 1520 exercised the crew at man overboard drill. 1544 Secured from man overboard drill. 1545 c/c to 270t, 270pgc 1546 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1545 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm.
T R BENNETT
ENS, USNR

1600 to 1800
Steaming as before. 1603 c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. 1610 Buoy 2R abeam to starboard, distance 2000 yards. 1611 Sighted Cape Henry light bearing 2600t, distance 12 miles. 1617 Changed course to 2650t, 265 pgc. l618 Commenced exercise A-41-C, f1ag hoist drill. 1634 s/e stopped p/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1635 Entered Inland Waters. 1639 s/e ahead standard, l2 knots, 156 rpm. l640 p/e stopped. 1643 p/e ahead standard 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1645 Man control commenced building up to 13 knots, 173 rpm. after inspection 0 all main bearings. Condition of bearings normal. l648 Passed Channel Entrance buoy #2 abeam to starboard, distance 800 yards. 1650 c/c to 276t, 276pgc. Completed exercise A-41-C, flag hoist drill. 1655 Passed, Cape Henry light abeam to port, distance 3000 yards. 1657 c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. Passed Channel Entrance Buoy CH abeam to starboard, distance 800 yards. 1704 c/c to 288t, 288pgc. 1711 Passed Channel buoy #4 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 1719 Passed Channel buoy #6 abeam to port distance 200 yards. l727 Passed Channel buoy #8 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. l732 p/e ahead standard 12 knots, l56 rpm, s/e stopped. l738 c/s to a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1738 Passed Channel buoy #10 abeam to port, distance 200 yards.. 1739 p/e stopped. 1744 p/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1745 c/c to 285t, 285pgc 1746 c/c to 270t, 270pgc. 1752 C/S to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1735 Passed Thimble Shoals light abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 1753 c/c to 264t, 264pgc. 1754 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm 1755 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. c/C to 262t, 262 pgc. 1756 c/c to 261t, 261pgc. 1758 c/c to 258t, 258pgc. 1759 Passed Buoy #15 abeam to Port, distance 200 yards. Set the special sea detail.
D.G. Mc Innes
LTJG., USNR

1800 to 2000
Steaming as before. 1800 Passed through Net Entrance. 1804 a/e stopped. c/c to starboard, temporarily, in order to blow tubes on starboard boiler using hard right. rudder. 1805 Shifted the rudder. c/s to s/e ahead 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1806 c/s to s/e ahead 13 knots, 173 rpm, p/e back 2/3. 1808 c/s to a/e ahead 2/3, 8 knots, 98 rpm, rudder amidships. 1809 c/s to p/e ahead, standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1811 s/e ahead 2/3. 1812 a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. c/c to 235t, 235pgc. 1813 c/c to 240t, 240pgc. 1816 Passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 400 yards. 1817 c/c to 222t, 222pgc. 1819 c/c to 210t, 210pgc. 1820 c/c to 235t, 235pgc. 1821 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to conform with channel. 1832 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1833 a/e stopped. 1834 c/s to back 1/3, 4 knots, 51 rpm, 1835 c/s to back 2/3, 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1836 c/s to back full to avoid ferry. 1837 a/e stopped. 1838 s/e ahead 1/3, 4 knots, 51 rpm. p/e ahead 2/3, 8 knots, 98 rpm. Commenced using engines and rudders to maneuver ship in approaching anchorage. 1843 c/s to a/e stopped 1845 c/s to a/e back 1/3. Anchored in South How Anchorage berth 26, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to starboard anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings: Grain elevator 115t, Sewalls Point Tank 077 T, Middle Ground light 268 t. 1847 c/s to a/e back 1/3.. 1848 c/s to a/e stopped. 1856 Secured special sea detail and set regular in port watch. Died fires under boiler #1 and secured main engines and anchor detail. 1915 Set the special sea detail. 1929 Underway from South How Anchorage, berth 26, Hampton Roads, Virginia shifting anchorage further from ferry lane astern. Captain at the Conn, Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 1930 s/e ahead 1/3. Set course 2100t, 2100pgc. 1934 s/e stopped. 1935 s/e ahead 1/3. 1936 s/e stopped. 1940 Anchored in South How Anchorage, berth 26, Hampton, Roads, Virginia in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings. Sewalls Point Tank 0760t, 0760pgc, Grain Elevator 1130, Middle Ground light 2680t 2680pcg. 1941 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. Secured main engines. 1950 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, U. S. Naval Experimental Facility, Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, B.W.I,, standard transfer order #199-53, Grove H. E., 250 90 98, RM2, USN reported aboard on duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComSerLant spd ltr ser 11229X8121 of 22 April 1953. ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 5171-P of 24 April 1953.
H.B. Parker
LTJG, USN

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

Friday 22 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in berth U-26 Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 5 fathoms of water, soft bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Thimble Shoals light 056, Sewalls Point Tank 077, Grain Elevator 115. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U.S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComPhibLant in USS POCONO (AGC-16). D G MC INNES LTJG, USNR 04 to 08 Anchored as before. 0600 lighted fires under boiler #1. 0645 Tested annunciators, Test satisfactory. 0700 Tested engines with annunciators. Test satisfactory. Q725 Tested steering engine. Test satisfactory. 0730 Set material condition Baker. Set the special sea detail and all preparations for getting underway. Mr. Frederick C. Kauffman, field engineer of Raytheon Manufacturing Company, came aboard in, connection with repair of radar equipment.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

08 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations: Absentees: JOHNSON; S 0 3l7 78 98 MM3, USN; DINSMORE, J H, 607 24 32 EN3, USN; VOLRATH, M. (n). 303 79 49 SN, USN. 0802 Underway from anchorage ,berth H-26, Hampton Roads, Virginia, proceeding to Chesapeake Bay Operating Area Dog to conduct exercises in accordance with ComFleTraGru Chesapeake Bay event 136, restricted serial 895of 19 May, l953. Captain at the Conn., Executive Officer, and Navigator on the bridge. Set base course of 035t, 035pgc; speed 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0219 Commenced maneuvering on, various courses arid at various speeds to enter Thimble Shoals Channel. 0824 Exercised the crew at general quarters. 0833 Passed Old Point Comfort Light abeam to port distance 1500 yards. 0841 Passed through net entrance. 0845 c/c to 110t,~ ll0pgc. 0847 Passed Thimble Shoals light abeam to port distance 1000 yards. 0850 Entered Thimble Shoals Channel and commenced maneuvering, on various courses and at various speeds to conform with Channel. 0908 Main Control reported simulated loss of vacuum on starboard engine. c/s to s/e stop, p/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0911 Secured from engineering drill; c/s to a/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0929 p/e ahead 1/3, engineering department conducting drill simulated jamming of thrott1e of port main engine. 0930 c/c to 065t, 065pgc. Exercised the crew at fire drill. 0934 Secured from fire drill. 0952 Secured from general quarters and set the regular steaming watch. 1003 Engineering Department secured from all drills. c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. 1026 c/c to 322t, 322pgc. 1031 c/c to 328t, 328pgc. 1046 c/c to 352t, 352pgc. Received message from ComNavBase, Norfolk, Virginia, granting permission to return to Hampton Roads, Virginia, to conduct exercise of mooring to buoy. 1050 c/c to 172t; 172pgc 1057 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform with York River Channel. 1110 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1115 s/e stopped to check condition of bearings. 1120 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Main control reports condition ,of bearings on starboard main engine normal. 1121 p/e stopped. 1125 c/s to l2 knots, 156 rpm. Main control reports condition of port main engine bearings to be normal. 1128 c/s to 13 knots 173 rpm. 1134 c/c to 171t, 171pgc. 1150 c/c to 280t, 280pgc.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

12 TO 16
Steaming as before. 1207 c/c to 288t, 288pgc. 1213 Passed Thimble Shoals Channel Buoy #8 abeam to port, distance 1000 yards. 1223 c/c to 283t, 283pgc. 1232 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1234 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1238 Passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 1400 yards. 1239 c/c to 260t, 260pgc. 1245 Passed Old Point Comfort abeam to starboard, distance 1200 yards. 1257 Passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 800 yards. 1302 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to mooring buoy H-24 in anchorage berth H-24, Hampton Roads, Virginia. 1348 moored to mooring buoy H-24 in anchorage berth H-24, Hampton Roads, Virginia on the following true bearings: Sewalls Point Tank 069, Grain Elevator 118, Middleground Light 270. 1419 Secured the Special Sea Detail and set the regular in port watch. 1432 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order 62-53 LEVRAULT, R G 204 43 46 MMLC, USNRF-6 was transferred with transfer records and baggage to U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia for release from active duty. Authority: BuPers Instructions 1910.5A dated 19 March, 1953. 1428 Died fires under Boiler #1, boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Mr. Frederick C. KAUFFMAN, civilian field engineer of Raytheon Manufacturing Company left the ship.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

16 TO 18
Moored as before. 1630 the Navigator made weekly inspection of steering gear. Condition was found to be satisfactory.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

18 TO 20
Moored as before. 1735 Pursuant to Commanding Officer U S NavRecSta Bainbridge, Maryland, standard transfer order 3420-53 LEE, R C 464 68 84 SA, USN reported aboard for duty with transfer papers, records, and baggage. Authority: ND Pers-11. Pursuant to Commanding Officer of U S Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, Virginia, Standard transfer order 2555-53 FARRELL, L C 438 37 45 FP3, USN returned aboard for duty having completed TAD undergoing treatment. Authority NavMed form "G". 1815 Made weekly test of degaussing system. Test satisfactory.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

20 to 24
Moored as before. 2030 Pursuant to BuPers c/1 103-52 and U.S. NavRecSta, Norfolk, Virginia, transfer order D-775-53 Dinsmore, J.H. 607 24 32 EN3, USN was returned in a disciplinary status having been absent over leave since 0730 18 May, 1953.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

Saturday 23 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored to harbor Mooring Buoy, Berth H-24, Hampton Roads, Virginia with 25 fathoms of the port anchor chain. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: Various units of U. S. Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt; Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
H H POWELL
CHCARP, USN

04 TO 08
Moored as before
T R BENNETT
ENS, USNR

8 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: TREMBLAY G A, 752 66 13; CSSN, USN; CROOKS, J G, 417 02 47, CS3, USN; JOHNSON S 0, 317 78 98, MM3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. Made-weekly inspection of magazine sprinkler system. Conditions, satisfactory. 1145 JOHNSON S 0 317 78 98, MM3, USN was returned aboard by the Shore Patrol for disciplinary action charged with being absent over leave from this command since 0730 1 May 1953. Johnson was made a prisoner at large pending further investigation.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

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

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

Sunday 24 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored to harbor mooring buoy, berth H-24, South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia with twenty-five fathoms of the port anchor chain. Boilers l and 2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 0645 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, U S Naval Receiving Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania standard transfer; order #Pers 82-29, VOLRATH, M L , 303 79 49, SN USN reported aboard for resumption of duty with transfer papers. Authority USS ASHLAND (LSD-1) Leave Authorization dated 15 April 1953.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

04 TO 08
Moored as before.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

08 TO 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13, CSSN, USN; CROOKS, S G 417 02 47, CS3, USN. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

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

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

Monday 25 May, 1953

00 to 04
Moored to harbor mooring buoy H-24, Hampton Roads, Virginia with 25 fathoms of the port anchor chain. Boiler #2 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

04 to 08
Moored as before. 0645 KIDD, B. R., 297 l9 8l, SN, USN returned aboard in custody of boat Coxswain for disciplinary action having been arrested by Shore Patrol. 0700 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #63-53, COOPER, D. E., 438 65 44, FN, USN was transferred to ComTexGruLantResFlt, Orange, Texas with transfer papers, records and baggage, for duty. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr ser 2251X8121 of 18 May 1953. 0730 Set the special Sea Detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0750 Set Material Condition Baker.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

08 to 12
Moored as before. 0800 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: TREMBLAY, G A, 753 66 12, CSSN, USN; CROOKS, J G, 417 02 47, CS3, USN. 0811 p/e back 1/3. 0812 Underway from berth H-24, South How Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Virginia enroute to Virginia Capes Operating Area14 in accordance with ComFltTraGru, Chesapeake Bay restricted serial, #1043 of 22 May 1953. Captain at the Conn., Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering on various courses in order to conform with, Thimble Shoals Channel. 0813 a/e ahead 2/3. 0814 p/e stopped. 0815 p/,e ahead 2/3. 0825 c/s to a/e ahead 1/3, 4 knots, 51 rpm. 0826 c/s to 8 knots, 156 rpm. 0541 Exercised crew at general quarters. 0843 c/s to 10 knots125 rpm. 0845 Passed Fort Wool abeam to starboard, distance 400 yards. 0848 Set Material Condition Able. 0850 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0851 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 0856 c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0859 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Passed through Chesapeake Bay Submarine Net. 0900 Continued maneuvering at various ,course and at various speeds in order to conform with Thimble Shoals Channel. 0904 Passed Thimble Shoals buoy #3 abeam to starboard, distance 475 yards. 0905 Passed Thimble Shoa1s Light abeam to port, distance 400 yards. 0915 Simulated torpedo hit port- side frame 22. Engineering Department commenced the following drills:EC-2, High water in boiler; EC-3 Loss of fuel pressure, EC-9 Major fuel oil leak in boiler supply line; EC-11, oil in fuel oil heater drains. EC-l9 Loss of vacuum in SS generator; EC-49 Electric fire in machinery spaces; EC~53 Loss" of ventilation; EC-55 Loss of Electric Power; EC-58 Loss of power to main, secondary and 40MM batteries. 0920 Passed Lighted bell Buoy #9 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0921 c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 0926 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Passed lighted bell buoy #7 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 0945 Passed lighted bell buoy #3 abeam to port distance 200 yards. 0952 Shifted steering control from Pilot House to Secondary Conn. Executive Officer in Secondary Conn. 0954 Comp1eted damage control drills and simulated torpedo attack. 1002 Shifted steering control from Secondary Conn. to Pilot House. 1003 Passed Cape Henry abeam to starboard distance 2800 yards. 1010 Set Material" Condition Baker. 1011 c/c to 111t, 111pgc. 1013 Secured from general quarters and set the regular steaming watch. 1015 Set modified condition baker. 1016 Entered International Waters. 1020 Engineering Department secured from all drills 1029 c/c to 108t, 108pgc. 1042 exercised crew,, at fire and rescue drills. 1101 Secured from fire and rescue drills. 1105 c/c to 075t, 075pgc. 1106 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1225 c/c to 080t, 080pgc. 1303 c/c to 120t, 120pgc. 1310 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to take station bearings 355t, 6000 yards from guide USS LST 400 on course 120t, 120pgc, speed 8 knots 98 rpm for conducting Fleet Training Group Exercise RCM-1 with one aircraft of Utility Squadron FOUR furnishing services. 1335 Commenced FltTraGru Exercise RCM-1 with captain at the conn. 350t right 15 rudder. a/e ahead standard. 1352 Commenced maneuvering to avoid two minesweepers on starboard beam. 1357 c/c to 110t, 110pgc. 1358 Commenced maneuvering on various, courses to regain station on guide. 1422 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1430 Commenced maneuvering to gain station bearing 210t, 2000 yards from guide; guide is LST 400 on course 300t, 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1437 Set course 300t, 300pgc. 1440 Commenced FltTraGru Exercise CIC-11, Double Echo Radar Range OCE is Commanding Officer of this vessel. 1522 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1533 c/c to 274t, 274pgc to open range on guide. 1535 c/s to 8 knot., 98 rpm. c/c 300t, 300pgc to conduct another radar range check. 1540 c/c to 273t and 273pgc. 1543 Commenced conducting Engineering casualty exercises in starboard fire room. 1558 Completed FltTraGru exercise CIC-11.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

16 TO 18
Steaming as before. 1545 Conducted Exercise EC-2, High Water in Boiler. 1547 Restored normal water level. Exercise EC-2 completed. 1549 Conducted Exercise EC-9, Major leak of Fuel Oil in burner Supply Line. 1552 Exercise EC-9 completed. 1553 Conducted Exercise EC-3, Loss of Feed Pressure. 1555 Exercise EC-3 completed. 1557 Conducted Exercise EC-11, Oil in fuel oil heater drains. 1558 Exercise EC-11 completed. Secured from all radar exercises. 1600 Conducted exercise EC-16 Forced draft blower fails. 1603 Exercise EC-16 completed. 1612 Conducted exercise EC-55, Loss electrical power on #1 generator, shifted load to #2 generator. Entered inland waters. 1615 Lit off #1 generator. 1623 Exercise EC-55 completed 1624 c/c to 278t 278pgc. 1626 Conducted exercise EC-23, Water in Lubricating Oil (main engine unit). 1628 Exercise EC-23 completed. Conducted Exercise EC-35, Excessive main shaft vibration. 1630 Slowed down starboard engine to 100 rpm. 1632 Casualty restored, exercise EC-35 completed. 1636 Resumed speed to 156 rpm on starboard engine. 1638 c/c to 288t, 288pgc. 1639 Conducted Exercise EC-25, Lube oil pump discharge pressure increases suddenly. 1642 Exercise EC-25 completed. 1643 Engineering Department secured from all drills. 1656 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to anchor. 1719 Anchored in anchorage berth LA33, Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia in 4 fathoms of water, hard bottom with 45 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Little Creek Light 222, Radio tower 189, Thimble Shoals Channel Buoy #5 330. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. 1727 Secured the main engines and secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

18 TO 20
Anchored as before.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

20 to 24
Anchored as before.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

Tuesday 26 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in berth LA-22, Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia in 6 fathoms of water, hard, bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings. Cape Henry Light 113, Little Creek Light 238, Thimb1e Shoals Channel buoy #3 008. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComPhibGru Four in USS PROSPERITE (APL-21)
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

04 TO 08
Anchored as before. 0459 Tested Engine order telegraph, test satisfactory. 0512 Tested main engine with engine order telegraph, test satisfactory. 0530 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 0553 s/e back 1/3. 0554 a/e stopped. 0555. Underway from berth LA-22, Lynnhaven Roads anchorage, Little Creek, Virginia enroute to Virginia Capes Operating Area 14 for ComFltTraGru Chesapeake Bay event 87 in accordance with ComFltTraGru Chesapeake Bay restricted serial 1043 of 25 May 1953. Captain at Conn., Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0556 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds in order to conform with Thimble Shoals Channel. Set course 188t; 188pgc. 0609 c/c to 105t, 105pgc. 0611 c/s to l2 knots, 156 rpm. 0612 c/c to 120t, 120pgc. 0615 Passed Thimble Shoals Channel buoy #3 abeam to port, distance 50 yards. 0616 c/c to 107t, 107pgc. 0620 c/c to 096t, 096pgc. 0625 Passed Cape Henry Lighthouse abeam to starboard, distance 2200 yards. 0635 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0649 Passed buoy RB abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards. 0650 Entered International waters. 0716 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0727 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds in order to maneuver in to take LST 400 in tow.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

08 TO 12
Steaming as before. 0500 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13, CSSN, USN: CROOKS, J 0, 417 82 47; CS3, USN. 0005 Secured towline and commenced towing USS LST 400. 0510 Commenced sounding fog signals, one prolonged blast and two short blast on whistle every 2 minutes, Visibility 400 yards. 0813 c/s to 3 knots, 40 rpm. 0517 c/s to 2.5 knots, 31 rpm. 0826 Prepared to break tow. 0830 Cast off tow line. 0831 c/s to stop. 0839 Heaved in tow line. 0854 LST 400 reported all lines clear. 0856 Tow Cable reported clear. Commenced sounding one prolonged blast every minute, fog signal for vessel with way on. 0900 Commenced sounding two prolonged blasts on whistle, fog signal for vessel 1ying to. 0907 p/e ahead 1/3. 0907 Commenced swinging to starboard to approach USS LST 400. Commenced sounding one prolonged whistle blast for vessel underway in fog. 0909 Set Anchor Detail. p/e ahead 2/3. 0910 Maneuvered on various courses at various speeds to close range to USS LST 400. 0935 Anchored in Virginia. Capes Operating Area with 45 fathoms of chain to port anchor, hard bottom, on the following radar range and bearings: Chesapeake Bay Lightship,058t distance 11000 yards. Ships present: USS LST 400 bearing 000t, distance 500 yards. SOPA is Commanding Officer of this vessel. 0935 Secured main engines. Engineering plant under one hour notice to get underway. 0936 Ceased sounding fog whistle signals, commenced rapid rings of ships bell with 5 seconds duration at 2 minute intervals. 0938 Directed cessation of towing exercises until visibility clears. 1002 Secured. the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1003 Called away the fire and rescue party for drill purposes. 1015 All divisions reported mustered fire and rescue party stations. 1020 USS LST 400 boats alongside starboard quarter to disembark fire and rescue party from USS LST 400. 1023 ASHLAND LCVP #2 lowered into water with fire and rescue party from this vessel proceeding to USS LST 400. 1057 Fire, simulated, reported out on USS LST 400. 1122, LST 400 fire and rescue party reported fire, simulated, out on this vessel. 1123 LST 400 fire and rescue party left the, ship. Made, daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition, normal. 1130 ASHLAND fire and rescue party returned to the ship. Secured from fire and rescue drill. 1140 Set special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. 1158 Underway within Virginia ,Capes Operating Area maneuvering to take stations to be towed by USS LST 400 in accordance with exercise S-7
H B PARKER
LTJG, USN

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1229 Commenced sounding fog signals every 2 minutes, visibility 800 yards. 1239 Delayed towing exercise S-7 unti1 visibility improves. Set anchor detail. 1244 Anchored off Chesapeake Bay Entrance in 7 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor with radar bearings to Chesapeake Bay lightship 061, distance 11000 yards. 1250 Commenced ringing ships bell due to fog. 1258 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1230 Exercised crew at fire drill. 1338 Secured from fire drill. 1342 Set the special sea detail. 1344 Commenced heaving in to short stay on port anchor. 1402 Underway from anchorage Chesapeake Bay Entrance to resume towing exercise S-7, with USS LST 400. 1442 USS LST 400 commenced towing this vessel. 1449 Left 10 rudder. 1459 p/e back 1/3. 1901 a/e back 2/3, right 10 rudder. 1502 p/e stopped. 1503 Completed towing exercise S-7 with USS LST 400 towline clear of ship. 1515 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to get clear of USS LST 400. 1521 Set base course 150t, 6 knots; 73 rpm. to conduct fueling exercise with USS LST 400. 1522 p/e ahead 2/3, 8 knots, 73 rpm. 1529 c/s to a/e ahead 6 knots, 73 rpm. 1543 Commenced fueling exercise with USS LST 400
H C FISHER
ENS, USNR.

16 to 18
1600 Fuel line connected to USS LST 400. 1609 Commenced simu1ating pumping fuel. 1610 stopped simulating pumping fuel. 1627 Completed fueling exercise with this vessel simulating pumping to US LST 400. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds in connection with the exercise of the USS LST 400 simulating pumping fuel to this vessel. 1705 Commenced fueling exercise with the USS LST 400 simulating pumping fuel to this vessel. 1712 Fuel line connected to this vessel. 1715 Commenced simulating pumping fuel. 1717 Stopped simulating pumping fuel. l723 All lines disengaged. 1705 Completed exercise with USS, LST 400 of simulating pumping fuel to this vessel. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds in connection with taking position for next exercise. 1755 Commenced the following exercises; Simulated receiving Guard Mail from USS LST 400, simulating passing freight and ammunition to USS LST 400.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

18 to 20
Steaming as before. 1800 Received simulated guard mail from USS LST 400. 1811 Passed freight to USS LST 400. 1017 Passed ammunition to USS LST 400. 1829 Secured from freight exercises. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds in connection with commencing the exercise of sending simulated guard mai1 ,and receiving freight and ammunition from. the USS LST 400. 1910 First line over from USS LST 400 to forecastle of this ship. 1905 First line over from this vessel to the stern of the USS LST 400. 1910 Commenced exercise of sending simulated Guard and receiving freight and ammunition from the USS LST 400. 1930 Completed present exercises. 1936 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1937 Set course 058t, 058pgc. 1945 c/c to 130t ,130pgc. 1955 c/c to 350t, 350pgc. 1956 c/c to 058t, 058pgc.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2003 c/c to 055t, 055pgc. 2015 Passed Chesapeake Lightship abeam to port, distance 6 miles. 2130 c/c to 052t, 052pgc. 2145 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. Set the special sea detail and commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds approaching anchorage. 2214 a/e stopped. 2226 Anchored in 16 fathoms of water, sand bottom, Virginia Cape Operating Area 10-C with 90 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor. 2235 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch 2235 Secured fires under #2 boiler.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

Wednesday 27 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in Virginia Capes Operating Area lOC in 16 fathoms of water, sand bottom, with 90 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the fol1owing radar bearings: Chesapeake Lightship 252t, distance l8 miles. 0110 Wind increasing, set anchor watch on forecastle.
R E CALLAHAN
CHMACH, USN

04 to 08
Anchored as before. 0422 Tested engine order telegraph, test satisfactory. 0430 Rocked main engines, rocked satisfactory. 0446 Tested steering engine, test satisfactory. 0454 Tested main engines with annunciators, test satisfactory. 0500 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting under way. 0509 SU Radar reported inoperative. 0510 commenced heaving in on starboard anchor. 0524 Underway from Virginia Capes Operating Area lOC in accordance with ComFltTraGru Chesapeake Bay's restricted letter serial #1043 of 22 May l953 to conduct exercises. Captain; Executive Officer, and Navigator on the Bridge. Set course 054t, 054pgc. a/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 0530 c/c to 050t, 050pgc. 0548 Secured the special sea detail and set the regu1ar steaming watch. 0615 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds while conducting gunnery exercises: HMG firing at Pyramid target. 0632 Set material condition Baker throughout the ship. 0711 Commenced firing starboard side. 0718 Ceased firing starboard side. 0740 Secured from gunnery exercises, HMG firing at Pyramid target. 0742 SU Radar reported back in operation.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

08 TO 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13 CSSN, USN; CROOKS, J C, 417 02 47, CS3, USN. 0811 Commenced exercise 94, AA tracking and, firing. Commenced firing runs. 0948 Completed gunnery exercise, Exercise 94, AA tracking and firing. 0950 c/s to l2 knots, l56 rpm., Secured from general quarters, set the regular steaming watch. 1004 c/c to 140t, 140pgc. 1026 c/c 331t,331pgc. 1045 c/c to 250t, 250pgc. 1055 Held collision drill, frame 4 starboard side. 1056 a/e stopped. lO58 s/e ahead 1/3. 1102 a/e ahead 2/3. 1115 secured from collision drill. 1118 a/e stopped. 1121 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds in order to pick up net in water. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions, normal.
T R BENNETT
LTJG, USNR

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1203 a/e stopped. Picked up net in water. 1215 c/c to 285t, 285pgc. c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 1219 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1225 c/s to 13 1/2 knots, 180 rpm. 1330 a/e stopped to check main bearings. 1335 Conditions of bearings reported normal. a/e ahead 2/3. 133S p/e ahead standard; s/e ahead standard. 1341 c/c to 105t, 105pgc. 1345 Exercised crew at genera1 quarters. 1347 Captain assumed the Conn. 1352' c/c to 230t, 230t. 1353 Set material condition Able throughout the ship. 1411 Simulated underwater Atomic Explosion on the starboard bow, distance 2000 yards; c/c to 045t, 045pgc. 1412 Navigator assumed Conn. from Captain, conning ship from pilot house. 1434 c/c to 215t, 215pgc; 200t, 200pgc. 1440 Secured from Atomic Attack drill. 1446 Simulated shell hit forward frame 20 starboard side. 1449 Simulated all gyro compasses inoperative due to gyro failure, steering by magnetic compass. c/s to 10 knots, 125 rpm. 1451 Simulated class A fire in compartment A-309-A. 1452 Simulated fire in, A-309-A reported under control. 1453 Simulated fire in A-309-A, extinguished, no damage. 1455 Simulated gyro compass back on line. 1456 c/c' to 260t, 260pgc. 1457 Simulated fire in A-l0l-L, reported: class A fire. 1501 Simulated bomb hit, well deck, frame 70, starboard side. 1502 Simulated compasses, gyro and magnetic are inoperative. Captain conning by sun. Simulated fire in A-l0l-L reported extinguished. 1505 Simulated lost of oil pressure on port main engine. Simulated loss of steering control in pilot house, after steering took over steering control. 1507 Simulated class C fire, starboard side frame 70. 1507 c/s to s/e ahead standard; p/e ahead 1/3. 1508 Main Control reported switch board simulated inoperative, #2 switch board. 1510 #2 switch board reported back on line. 1510 Simulated fire in #1 pump room. 1512 p/e back 2/3. 1514 p/e stopped. 1515 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm! . 1516 Pilot house assumed steerage. 1517 Simulated skip bomb hit frame 60, starboard side; all engines stopped. 1518 #1 boiler simulated out of operation. 1519 After steering port Cable for manual steering parted. 1520 Port engine ahead 1/3. Starboard engine room reported simulated 1000 gallons of water coming in per minute. 1521 Simulated shell hit starboard fire room, all hands killed. 1522 Starboard engine room reported simulated afire and out of Commission. s/e stopped. 1523 Simulated fire on port wing wall, frame 70. 1525 p/e ahead 1/3. 1535 Simulated starboard engine room abandoned, simulated securing all fuel and steam lines to starboard engine room. Simulated no means of communication to starboard engine room. l538 exercised crew at abandon ship drill.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

16 TO 18
Steaming as before. 1622 secured from abandon ship drill. 1625 Set material condition Baker. Started lighting fires under #1 boiler. C/c to 300t, 300pgc. 1631 c/s to 1/3 ahead 4 knots, 56 rpm. 1634 Secured from general quarters. 1645 a/e ahead 2/3, 8 knots, 98 rpms. 1718 c/s to 4 knots, 56 rpm. 1734 Commenced lowering #2 LCVP into the water. 1736 Sent #2 LCVP to pick up pyramid target from LST 400. 1739 s/e back 1/3. 1740 s/e back 2/3. 1743 p/e ahead 2/3. 1745 a/e stopped. 1749 p/e ahead 2/3. 1751 s/e back 1/3. 1752 a/e stopped. 1758 s/e ahead 1/3
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

18 to 20
Steaming as before. 1807 Hoisted pyramid target on board. 1818 Hoisted #2 LCVP aboard 1820 s/e stopped. p/e ahead 2/3. 1821c/s to 4 knots, 56 rpm. 1826 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm 1830 c/c to 135t, 135pgc. 1901 c/c to 175t, 175pgc. 1908 c/c to 185t, l85pgc. 1915 c/c to 135t, l35pgc. 1920 c/c 125t, 125pgc. 1923 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1931 c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. c/c to 055t, 055pgc.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USN

20 to 24
Steaming as before. 2000 c/c to 040t, 040pgc. 2008 c/c to 069t, 069pgc. 2015 c/c to 055t, 055pgc. 2020 c/c to 045t, 045pgc. 2027 c/c to 053t, 053pgc. 2036 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 2037 c/c to 045t, 045pgc. 2039 c/s to 14 knots, 190 rpm. c/c to 030t; 030pgc. 2044 c/c to 028t, 028pgc. 2048 c/c to 060t, 060pgc. 2053 c/c to 028t, 028pgc. 2205 Stationed anchor detail. 2208 c/s to 4 knots, 51 rpm. 2212 a/e stopped. 2223 Anchored in Virginia Capes Operating Area, berth C-10 in 15 fathoms of water, with 90 fathoms of chain to the port anchor. 2240 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. Secured the main engines. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

Thursday 28 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in Virginia Capes Operating Area 10-C in 15 fathoms of water, sandy bottom with 90 fathoms of chain to the port anchor. No anchorage bearings available due to distance from shore. Boiler # 1 in use for auxiliary purposes.
L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

04 to 08
Anchored as before. 0500 Lighted fires under boiler #2. 0525 Tested annunciators, test satisfactory. 0527 Tested steering gear, test satisfactory. 0606 Tested main engines with annunciators, test satisfactory. 0645 Set the special sea detail and made all preparations for getting underway. Set material condition Baker. 0723 Underway from Virginia Capes operating area l0-C to conduct events 90 and 93 AA tracking and firing and surface firing at pyramid target, in accordance with ComFltTraGru Chesapeake Bay letter restricted serial l043 of 25 May 1953. Captain at the Conn. Executive Officer and Navigator on the bridge. 0729 exercised the crew at general quarters. 0739 Set condition Able. 0754 Commenced firing to port side on floating target. 0755 Ceased firing.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

08 to 12
Steaming as before. 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13 CSSN, USN; CROOKS, S G 417 02 47 CS3, USN. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds while conducting exercise of firing at pyramid target. 0807 Commenced firing to port. 0808 Ceased firing to port. 0833 Commenced firing to starboard. 0835 Ceased firing to starboard. 0842 Commenced firing to port. 0844 Ceased firing. 0857 Commenced small arm firing to starboard in order to sink floating target. 0902 Ceased firing small arms. c/s to 8 knots, 98 rpm. 0904 c/c to 200t, 200pgc. 0905 c/c to 240t, 240pgc. 0930 c/c to 180t, 180pgc. 0956 commenced event 90, AA tracking and firing together with USS LST-400. Commenced firing to port at sleeve towed by aircraft. 0957 Ceased firing. 1002 Commenced firing to starboard . 1003 Ceased firing to starboard. 1021 c/c to 020t; 020pgc. 1030 Commenced firing to starboard. 1031 Ceased firing. 1037 Commenced firing to port. 1038 Ceased firing. 1059 Commenced firing to port. 1100 Ceased firing. Secured from event 90, AA tracking and firing at pyramid target. 1104 C/s to 12 knots, l56rpm. 1105 c/c to 290t, 290pgc. 1110 Secured from general quarters and set the regular steaming watch, set modified condition Baker. 1126 c/c to 060t, 060pgc. 1134 c/s to 14 knots, 195 rpm. 1139 c/c to 270t, 270pgc. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powders samples. Conditions normal.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

12 to 16
Steaming as before. 1220 c/c to 250t, 250Pgc. 1223 c/c to 240t, 240pgc. 1245 Sighted Chesapeake Bay Lightship bearing 261t, distance 11 miles. 1308 c/c to 245t, 245pgc. 1312 c/c to 240t, 240pgc. 1318 c/c to 245T, 245pgc. 1320 Sighted Cape Henry Light bearing 270t, distance 17 miles. 1326 c/s to 13 knots, 173 rpm. 1328 c/c to 271t, 271pgc. 1339 Passed Chesapeake Bay Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 4 miles. 1340 c/c to 275t, 275pgc. 1346 c/s to 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1351 Stopped starboard engine for check of main bearings. 1353 c/c to 277t, 277pgc. 1355 c/s to a/e ahead 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1356 Port engine stopped for check of main bearings. 1402 Engineering Officer of watch reports condition of both engines normal. c/s to- a/e ahead standard, 12 knots, 156 rpm. 1440 entered Inland waters. 1445 c/c to 290t, 290pgc. 1505 Passed Cape Henry Light abeam to port, distance 3000 yards. 1517 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to conform with Thimble Shoils Channel. 1521 Passed Channel buoy # 2 abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 1533 Passed Channel buoy # 4 abeam to port, distance 150 yards. 1545 Passed channel buoy # 6 abeam to port, distance 100 yards. 1556 Passed channel buoy # 8, abeam to port, distance 50 yards.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

16 to 18
Steaming as before. 1621 Passed Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 800 yards. 1628 Passed through channel net entrance. 1638 Passed Old Point Comfort abeam to starboard, distance 1250 yards. 1639 Passed Fort Wool abeam to port, distance 500 yards. 1641 c/c to 228t, 228pgc. 1645 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds proceeding to anchor. 1724 Anchored in berth H-39, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 4 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following true anchorage bearings: Sewalls Point Tank 075, Grain Elevator 107, Middleground Light 2700. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. 1738 Secured the special sea detail and set the regular in port watch. 1742 Died fires under boiler # 2. Boiler # 1 in use for auxiliary purposes.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

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

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

Friday 29 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in berth H-39, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 4 fathoms of water, hard bottom; with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings: Sewalls Point Tank 075t, Grain Elevator l07t, Middleground, Light 275t. Boiler #1 in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present; various units of U S Atlant1c Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

04 TO 08
Anchored as before.
T R BENNETT
LTJG, USNR

08 TO 12
Anchored as before. 0800 mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Tremblay, G A, 752 66 13, CSSN, USN; CROOKS, J G, 467 02 47, CS3, USN. 0840 Pursuant to Commanding Officer's standard transfer order #64-53, Anderson, G E, 711 16 97, CS3, USN was transfer to U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Norfolk, Virginia with transfer papers, records, and baggage for release from active duty. Authority: BuPers cirltr 113-52. 0843 Exercised the crew at man overboard drill. 0849 Secured crew from man overboard drill. 0902 Exercised the crew at general quarters. 0914 Prepared for Atomic Attack. Set condition purple II. 0921 Take cover. 0943 Secured from Atomic Attack drill. 0945 Simulated bomb hit in pilot house. Simulated gyro compass failure. 0956 Simulated class A fire in A-0101-L. 0957 Fire reported under control. 0958 Fire in A-0l0l-L reported out. 1000 No simulated damage. 1044 Secured from all drills and general quarters. 1046 LTJG A L LOFTIN, 574400, USN left the ship with $500 in U. S. Currency to proceed to Naval Base, to pick up change. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal. 1140 LTJG, A L LOFTIN, 574400, USNR, SC returned to the ship with $500 in change.
T R BENNETT
LTJG., USNR

12 to 16
Anchored as before. 1210 Fuel Barge Y0-69 moored to port quarter. 1300 Commenced taking on fuel oil from fuel barge YO-69, draft forward; 16ft 6in, Aft; 18ft 7in. 1310 YW119 moored to port quarter. 1321 Commenced taking on potable water from YW119. 1500 Ceased taking on fuel oil, having taken on 2897 barrels at 60f temperature, draft forward; l6ft 8in, aft; 18ft, 9in. The Navigator made weekly test of, Steering Gear; test satisfactory.
A V MITCHELL
BOSN, USN

16 to l8
Anchored as before. 1626 Completed taking on fresh water having received 40000 gallons, CDR W L PHALER, Commanding Officer departed from ship on two (2) days annual leave. Pursuant to Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Amphibious Base, Little Creek, Virginia #661-53, the following named men reported aboard for resumption of duty: DUDLEY, R E, 635 94 93, SN, USN; LAMB, P R, 288 39 98, SN, USN. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 55341-P of 3 May 1953. 1640 Made weekly test of. Degaussing system: test satisfactory.
R T PETERSON
ENS, USNR

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

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

Saturday 30 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in berth H-39, Hampton Roads Virginia in 4 fathoms of water, hard bottom, with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following true anchorage bearings, Sewalls Point Tank 075, Middleground Light 275t, Grain Elevator 107t. Boiler #l in use or auxiliary purposes. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet, SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia. Stores Barge YO-752 tied to port side.
R E CALLAHAN
CHMACH, USN

04 TO 08
Anchored as before.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

08 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. : Absentees: JOHNSON, M (n) 304 39 91 QM3, USN; TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13, CSSN USN; CROOKS; J G, 417 02 47 CS3 USN. 0830 JOHNSON, M (n) 304 39 91 QM3, USN returned aboard haying been absent over leave since 0730, 30 May 1953. 0925 Stores Barge YO 752 cast off, port side towed by Naval Base tug. 1005 MCQUATE, H. (n) 422 38 43, SK2, USN was injured while stowing sores through hatch to A-304-E when hatch accidentally fell on patients head. Diagnosis: lacerations. Treatment: wound cleaned and dressed. Responsibility: negligence not. apparent. l020 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, U S Naval Station, Argentia, Newfoundland standard transfer order #251-53 WARBLE, H L, 627 74 64, BMC-A(t), USN reported aboard for duty with transfer records and baggage. Authority: ComServLant spd ltr ser-l3240X8l2l of 21 May, l953. 1030 Pursuant to Commanding 0fficer, U. S. Naval Receiving Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania standard transfer order #f0d checkage Pers 82-24 the following named men reported aboard having been absent over leave since 0730, 23 May 1953, TREMBLAY, G A, 752 66 13, CSSN USN; CROOKS; J G, 417 02 47 CS3 USN, and were placed under arrest pending investigation. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.
H B PARKER JR
LTJG, USN

12 to 16
Anchored as before. Made weekly inspection of magazines and sprinkler system. Condition satisfactory.
D G MC INNES
LTJG, USNR

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

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

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

Sunday 31 May, 1953

00 to 04
Anchored in berth H-39, Hampton Roads, Virginia, in 4 fathoms of water, hard bottom with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor, on the following true bearings: Sewalls Point Tank, 075t, Middleground Light 275t, Grain Elevator 107t. Boiler #l in use for auxiliary purposes. Ships present: various units of U S Atlantic Fleet. SOPA is ComSecFlt, Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia.
L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

04 to 08
Anchored as before. 0650 Pursuant to Commanding Officer, USS Missouri, (BB-63) standard transfer order #54-53, LOPEX R J, 719 22 12, GMSN, USN reported, aboard for duty with transfer papers, records and baggage. Authority: ComPhibLant spd ltr ser 6683 of 15 May, 1953.
L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

08 to 12
Anchored as before. 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none. 0900 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions, normal.
L E ALEXANDER
ENS, USNR

12 to 16
Anchored as before.
L C FAUST
CHELEC, USN

16 to 18
Anchored as before.
H C FISHER JR
ENS, USNR

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

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