USS LANSING (DER-388) ACTIVITY LOG

(Excerpted from actual deck logs obtained from National Archives, Washington DC)

 

(In the interest of protecting their anonymity, ships company have been assigned aliases,

which have no correlation to their actual name)

 

1-1-57 0000 Moored starboard side to Pier #6.

While most of the crew are out getting their kicks.

Berth 62 at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

And the rest of the crew are standing guard.

Using all standard lines, each one double.

A peaceful night and no sign of trouble.

Modified condition BAKER is set.

Seems little reason to worry or fret.

Various services are being received from the pier.

All ships in the harbor have just welcomed the New Year.

Ships present include various fleet of the Pacific.

The U.S. Pacific and Reserve Fleets to be specific.

SOPA is present on the USS Roanoke.

So listen please for this is no joke.

While we wait on the good ship, USS LANSING.

For the return of the crew from their dining and dancing.

We take this moment hoping all will hear.

That we wish everyone a Happy New Year.

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees;

YOKE, B.R., SN, AWOL since 0745,1 January 1957.

YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0630, 26 December 1956.

0850 YOKE, B.R., SN, returned aboard having been AWOL since 0745, 1 January 1957

1-2-57 0000 Moored starboard side to Pier 6, Berth 62 , U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif.,

with standard mooring lines. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.

Condition BAKER is set. SOPA is ComCruDiv 5 in USS ROANOKE (CL-145).

Ships present include various units of U.S. Pacific Fleet.

0800 Mustered crew at quarters, absentees; YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0630, 26 December 1956;

YARN, R.S., SA, having been absent since 0745, 2 January 1957

0803 YARN, R.S., SA, reported aboard having been absent without leave since 0745 this date,

a period of about eighteen (18) minutes

1130 COMINPAC in U.S. Naval Station resumed duties of SOPA

1-3-57 0000 Moored starboard side to Pier 6, Berth 62 , U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif.,

with standard mooring lines. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.

Condition BAKER is set. Ships present include various units of U.S. Pacific Fleet. SOPA is

COMINPAC at U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach, California..

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN .

1-4-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

1-5-57 0700 Mustered the crew at foul weather parades: absentees:

YARDARM, S.L., ME1, AWOL since 0655, 5 January 1957;

YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL, since 0745, 26 December 1956;

YARD, M.M., EN3, and WORMING, L.P., MM3, AWOL since 0655, 5 January 1957

0715 Commenced preparations for getting underway.

0725 Set material condition BAKER

0730 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0800 The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the bridge

0811 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft: forward, 10 ft., aft 10 ft. 3 in.

0830 YARDARM, S.L., ME1, returned to the ship, having been AWOL since 0655 this date

0845 Pilot REED came on board

0854 Underway in accordance with ComNavShipYd, Long Beach, instructions. Captain and the

Navigator on the bridge, pilot at the conn. Commenced maneuvering to clear berth..

0900 Cleared berth, commenced maneuvering to clear harbor. OOD assumed the conn,

Pilot left the ship

0920 Long Beach Light abeam to starboard. Entered International waters, set

course 210, speed 10 knots, proceeding to Long Beach Op Area PP-15 and PP-16

0945 c/c to 180

0950 C/s to 18 knots. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various

speeds, while compensating ships standard and steering compasses.

1155 Completed compensating compasses, proceeding to area for test of boat davits.

1159 c/s to 10 knots

1219 c/s to 7.5 knots

1235 Set boat handling detail. Stopped all engines

1255 Secured boat handling detail. Commenced astern steering tests.

Executive Officer has the conn

1317 Completed astern steering tests. OOD has the conn

1330 Commenced streaming fanfare.

1335 Completed streaming fanfare. C/s to 20 knots

1341 Stopped all engines due to overheating of Nos. 3 and 4 Main Engines,

caused by improper performance of regulators.

1355 Starboard engine ahead 15 knots.

1415 Stopped all engines commenced test of main engines. Maneuvering at various speeds during test

1419 Completed test of main engines.

1435 C/c to avoid fishing craft

1450 Set the special sea and anchor detail.

1453 Passed Long Beach sea buoy abeam to port, 500 yds. C/s to 10 knots.

Steering various courses to enter harbor.

1457 Passed outer breakwater and entered inland waters.

1507 Passed channel buoy No. 3 abeam to port, 350 yds

1509 C/s to 7.5 knots. Passed channel buoy No. 4 abeam to starboard, 100 yds.

1512 Entered Long Beach Inner Harbor. U.S. Navy Pilot ALSAKER came aboard

and assumed the conn. Captain is on the bridge

1518 Stopped all engines

1520 Maneuvered at various speeds for mooring

1528 Moored to Pier 6, Berth 62, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif., with

standard mooring lines.

1535 Pilot ALSAKER left the ship. Secured the special sea and anchor detail

1545 Set the regular in-port watch

1630 Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier

1-6-57 0000 Moored starboard side to Pier 6, Berth 62 , U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California

with standard destroyer mooring lines. Receiving various services from the pier.

Modified Material Condition BAKER is set. Ships present include various units of the

U.S. Pacific Fleet, Reserve Fleet, and Harbor and District Craft. SOPA is ComMinPac in

the U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach, California

0800 Mustered crew on station, absentees: YARD, M.M., EN3, and WORMING, L.P., MM3,

having been absent without leave since 0655, 5 January 1957; and

YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

1-7-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters, absentees: YARD, M.M., EN3, and WORMING, L.P., MM3,

having been absent without leave since 0655, 5 January 1957; and

YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

1345 YG-1395 tied up to port side.

2300 WORMING, L.P., MM3, reported on board having been AWOL since 0655, 5 January 1957

1-8-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745,

26 December 1956, and YARD, M.M., EN3, AWOL since 0655, 5 January 1957

1-9-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956;

YARD, M.M., EN3, AWOL since 0655, 5 January 1957;

TRAIN, S.R., FN AWOL since 0745, 9 January 1957.

0930 Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment.

WORMING, L.P., MM3, offense: AWOL from 0655, 5 January 1957 to 2300, 7 January 1957,

a period of two (2) days, sixteen (16) hours, and five (5) minutes.

punishment: One (1) week restriction

1620 YARD, M.M., EN3, reported aboard, having been AWOL, since 0655, 5 January 1957, having been

absent for a period of about four (4) days and ten (10) hours

1-10-57 0700 Mustered crew at quarters, absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956.

0730 Started Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 main engines

0725 Commenced making all preparations for getting underway

0730 Set the anchor and special sea detail.

0740 Pilot HOLME came aboard

0747 Bilge Barge, YC-1395, underway from port side.

0749 YT-394 (USS WINAMAC) tied up along side port quarter.

0801 RADM HUFFMAN, Senior Member, Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific Coast Branch,

came aboard.

0810 Underway for OpArea PP-14 and 15 under orders of Commander, U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach,

California, to operate at discretion for InSurv Inspection. Pilot HOLME has the conn.

Captain is on the bridge. Using various courses and speeds to clear the harbor

0815 Pilot HOLME left the ship. Captain has the conn

0820 Passed inner breakwater.

0825 Passed channel buoy No. 4 abeam to port, 300 yds

0827 Passed channel buoy No. 3 abeam to starboard, 200 yds

0835 Passed outer breakwater. Entered international waters.

0837 Set speed at 19.5 knots for full power trials.

0851 Secured the special sea and anchor detail

0950 C/s to 10 knots. No. 3 main engine overheating due to improper operation of regulator valve.

1012 Stopped No. 3 and 4 main engines to effect repairs.

1049 Repairs completed. All engines ahead. 18 knots

1057 Resumed full power trials. C/s to 19.5 knots

1445 Commenced a continuous turn to starboard using two (2) degrees right rudder.

1457 Commenced crash stop ahead; all engines backing full.

1507 Completed crash stop test; commenced steering astern tests

1515 Completed astern steering test.

1519 Commenced crash stop astern test. All engines ahead flank.

1523 Completed crash stop test; commenced ahead steering test; all engines are ahead flank.

1530 Completed ahead steering test.

1533 Conducted boat davit test. Proceeding to return to port

1627 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1640 Long Beach harbor Light abeam to port, entered inland waters. Draft fwd 9 5, aft 10 5.

Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel

standing into Long Beach Harbor

1650 Pilot HOLME came on board and assumed the conn

1705 Moored starboard side to Pier 3, Berth 34, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif., with standard

mooring lines

1709 Pilot HOLME left the ship

1710 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the Quarterdeck

1800 Commenced receiving various services from the pier

1845 Mustered the duty fire party

1-11-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, AWOL since 0745, 21 December 1956.

Members of the Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific, RADM HUFFMAN,

Senior Member, reported aboard and continued inspection of the ship.

1148 RADM HUFFMAN and the InSurvBoard completed their inspection and departed the ship.

1-12-57 0758 TRAIN, S.R., FN reported aboard AWOL for a period of about eight (8) minutes

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN, absent since 0745, 26 December 1956

1-13-57 0317 WINDSHIP, T.S., SN, was delivered on board by the Shore Patrol, Long Beach, California.

offenses: Drunk and unable to take care of himself, obscene language to Shore Patrol,

refusal to sign rights under Article 31, UCMJ, and refusal to sign report slip.

0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

1-14-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentee: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

1300 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

YARD, M.M., EN3, offense: absent over liberty 4 days, 9hours, and 25 minutes from

0655, 5 January 1957 till 1620, 9 January. punishment: Two (2) weeks restriction.

TRAIN, S.R., FN, offense: Absent over leave for a period of about eight (8) minutes.

punishment: Seven (7) days extra duty.

YOKE, B.R., SN, offense: Failing to get up when repeatedly awakened by Division Reveille P.O.

on 14 January 1957. punishment: Warning

1-15-57 0800 Moored as before. Absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 26 December 1956

0915 Naval Air Station, Pensacola, msg 142112Z reports that YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since

26 December 1956 surrendered to Naval custody and is being held pending further disposition

of charges.

1-16-57 1919 While working in the Ships Galley, WILLIAM, badge number xxxxx,

yard worker, Shop 17, cut his left leg when he kneeled on a piece of

stainless steel. Administered first aid by placing compress on the wound.

1-17-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956;

WINDWARD, I.W., TE2, AWOL since 0745, 17 January 1957;

WINDLASS, E.D., END2, AWOL since 0745, 17 January 1957.

0903 WINDWARD, I.W., TE2, returned on board having been AWOL since 0745, 17 January 1957,

a period of eighteen (18) minutes.

0920 USS SURFBIRD (MSF-383) got underway from Berth 32 and stood out of the harbor.

1-18-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956;

WINCH, H.E., SN, AWOL since 1400 17 January 1957;

TRAIN, S.R., FN AWOL since 0745, 18 January 1957.

0810 TRAIN, S. R., FN returned on board having been AWOL since 0745 this date

1330 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WINDSHIP, T.S., SN, offense: Drunk on a public street and disrespectful language

toward shore patrol. punishment: Reduced to the rate of Seaman Apprentice.

WINDWARD, I.W., TE2, offense: AWOL from 0745 until 0902, 17 January 1957.

punishment: Warning

1334 Commenced dock side trials of main engines using various turns

1456 Completed dock trials.

1-19-57 0635 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0710 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN , AWOL since 0745, 26 December 1956

0715 Set material condition BAKER

0730 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0745 OOD shifted his watch to the bridge

0750 Pilot TEAGUE came aboard. Completed preparations for getting underway.

Draft 10 feet, 3 inches aft; 9 feet, 6 inches forward

0800 Singled up all lines

0802 Underway in accordance with previous instructions to conduct sea trials.

Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to clear berth

and proceed out of port. The Captain is at the conn. The Pilot and Navigator are on the bridge

0815 Cleared inner harbor; entered Long Beach channel. Maneuvering to conform to channel

0825 Passed through outer breakwater. Entered International Waters.

0830 The OOD was given the conn. C/s to 19.7 knots. Proceeding to op-areas PP 15 and 16

Commenced full power trial run.

1107 Reduced speed on starboard shaft to 2/3 ahead due to overheating of number 2 main engine.

1110 Casualty to number 2 main engine restored. Resumed full power on starboard shaft.

1234 Completed full power trial. Commenced crash stop test.

1255 Completed crash stop trials. Commenced maneuvering for radar calibration.

1332 Made B/T drop.

1339 Completed sea trials, set course 060, speed 18 knots. Proceeding to Long Beach Harbor

1415 Set the special sea and anchor detail. Commenced maneuvering to enter Long Beach Harbor

1412 With Long Beach Light abeam to port, entered Inland Waters. Draft: fwd 9 ft. 4 in. Aft: 10 ft. 2 in.

Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds, conforming to the channel,

standing into Long Beach Harbor

1440 Pilot REED came aboard and took the conn. Commenced maneuvering to moor in Berth 34.

1445 Moored starboard side to Pier 3, Berth 34, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach.

1450 Pilot left the ship. Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The OOD shifted his watch

to the quarterdeck.

1530 Commenced receiving services from the pier.

1703 Commenced receiving fresh water from the pier

1915 YAW, Z.Z., FN , reported on board under technical arrest orders, having been AWOL

since 0745, 26 December 1956, a period of 24 days, 11 hours and 30 minutes

1-20-57 0815 Mustered the crew on stations: Absentees NONE

1-21-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, AWOL since 0745 this date

0800 WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, reported on board, having been AWOL since 0745 this date,

a period of fifteen (15) minutes.

1004 Secured all electrical power.

1010 Restored all electrical power.

1310 Held Captains Mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WINDLASS, E.D., END2 Offense: AWOL from 0745, 17 January 1957 to

0145, 18 January 1957, a period of eighteen (18) hours. Punishment one (1) weeks restriction,

suspended for a period of four (4) months.

WIGWAG, F.S., FA Offense: Failure to obey a lawful order. Punishment: Warning

1-22-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: None

1-23-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none.

1-24-57 0800 Mustered the crew at foul weather parade; absentees: none

1412 Secured receiving electrical services from the pier

1620 Shifted from ship to shore power.

1-25-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

0915 The special court martial, appointed by the Commanding Officer, met in the case of YAW, Z.Z., FN .

1000 Made weekly test of magazine sprinkler and flooding system; conditions satisfactory

1145 The special court martial of YAW, Z.Z., FN adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.

1-26-57 0158 Lost power from the pier

0222 Power restored

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN;

WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957

1-27-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3, WHIPPING, E.L., FN,

and WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957

1-28-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN;

WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957.

WHEREAWAY, A.C., SN; AWOL since 0600 this date

0806 WHEREAWAY, A.C., SN, returned to the ship having been AWOL since 0600 this date.

Made daily inspection of magazines; conditions normal

1-29-57 0800 Mustered the crew at foul weather parade; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3;

WHIPPING, E.L., FN; WHERRY, P.B., FN, having been absent since 0745, 26 January 1957.

1320 The special court martial met in the case of YAW, Z.Z., FN , for the purpose of proceedings in revision

1415 The special court martial adjourned

1-30-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN;

WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957.

0900 ComCruDiv 3 in USS HELENA (CA-75) assumed duties of SOPA.

1-31-57 0734 Commenced preparations for getting underway, dead plant, to shift berths

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN;

WHERRY, P.B., FN, all AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957.

WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600 this date;

YOKE, B.R., SN, AWOL since 0745 this date

0804 Received YTB 397 (USS YANEGUE) alongside to port

0807 Received YTB 394 (USS WINAMAC) alongside to port. Pilot HOME came aboard

0808 Set the special sea and anchor detail, the officer of the deck shifted his watch to the bridge

0822 Underway in tow of YTB 397 (USS YANEGUE) and YTB 394(USS WINAMAC)

to moor in Berth 24, maneuvering to moor in Berth 24

0900 Moored starboard side to Pier 2, Berth 24, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California

COMCRUDIV hauled down his flag, COMDESFLOT 3 in USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36)

assumed duties as SOPA.

0916 YOKE, B.R., SN, returned to the ship having been AWOL since 0745 this date.

1117 Received YOG 36 alongside to port.

1122 Commenced receiving fuel from YOG 36. Made daily inspections of magazines.

Conditions as follows: high temperature alarm switch in 3-27-0-M grounded out.

Repairs in progress

1248 Completed taking on fuel having received 20,376 gallons diesel oil.

1252 YOG 36 underway from along port side

1315 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment:

YOKE, B.R., SN; offense: AWOL 0745 to 0916 this date. Punishment: restricted to the

limits of the USS LANSING (DER-388) for a period of one week

1500 High temperature alarm repaired

2-1-57 0707 Commenced preparations for getting underway. No. 1 and No. 2 main engines on the line.

Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees:

WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN; WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL

since 0745, 26 January 1957 and WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 31 January 1957

0725 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Set the special sea and anchor detail

0738 U.S. Navy Pilot, Captain ALSACKER, came aboard

0745 Singled up all lines. Draft forward 10 2, aft 10 7.

0750 Underway to explosive anchorage MIKE 5. Maneuvering on various

courses to clear the inner harbor. Captain has the conn

0753 Pilot left the ship. Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds for anchorage

0820 Anchored in explosive anchorage MIKE 5 in 54 feet of water, sand bottom,

with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following anchorage bearings:

Long Beach harbor light 2320, Long Beach east entrance light 2160, marker E-5 1510 and

beacon No. 6, 291.50.

0826 Secured special sea and anchor detail

0844 Received YFN 946 alongside, port quarter

0853 Commenced loading ammunition.

0930 COMPHIBPAC assumed SOPA in USS CAVALIER (APA-37).

1151 Completed taking on ammunition from U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Seal Beach, California,

YFN 946 in explosive anchorage three, Berth MIKE 5, having received 480 rds. 3/50 cal.

FCL (VT) smokeless powder, 160 rounds 3/50 cal. FCL (VT) flashless powder, 120 rds,

3/50. FCL (VT) non-frag-smokeless powder, 376 rds 3/50 cal. AP, flashless powder,

4 rds. 3/50 cal. short charge, 5940 rds. 20MM cart. BL & P; 150 hand grenades,

M3A2: 150 hand grenades fuze M206A1; 7200 rds. .45 cal. cart. ANMZ;

4,800 rds. .30 cal. cart. Carbine, 100 rds. 12 gauge shotgun shells;

200 rds. .45 cal. cart. Blank; 9 D/C MK9-3, complete; 2 D/C MK6-0, complete;

72 7.2 projector charge, H/H, plaster loaded; 1 very service box; 1 very reserve box;

24 signal pistol rocket, red; 1 signal pistol, ANM8.

1226 YTB 148 (USS WENONAH) came alongside to port to take YFN 946 in tow.

1230 YTB 148 (USS WENONAH) cleared the side to port with YFN 946 in tow.

1415 Lighted the smoking lamp in all authorized spaces

1426 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail

1428 Commenced heaving the port anchor in to short stay

1436 Commenced heaving in the port anchor

1439 Underway for Berth 12, Pier 1, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif.

1454 Commenced laying to in Long Beach Channel while awaiting tug and Pilot

to enter port. Maneuvering with engines to remain within the limits of the channel

1500 COMDESFLOT 3 in the USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36) assumed SOPA.

1519 Pilot ALSACKER came aboard from YTB 400 (USS OTOKOMI)

1520 The Pilot has the conn., the Captain and the Navigator are on the bridge

1521 Entered inner harbor, Maneuvering on various courses and at various

speeds while proceeding to berth 12, Pier 1, Long Beach Naval Shipyard.

1530 Alongside. Moored starboard side to Pier 1, Berth 12, Long Beach Naval

Shipyard, Long Beach, California using standard destroyer mooring lines

1536 Pilot ALSACKER left the ship

1543 Secured the special sea and anchor detail; set the regular in port watch. The OOD shifted

his watch to the quarterdeck

1800 COMCRUDIV 5 in the USS HELENA (CA-75) assumed SOPA. WHEEL, C.F., FN

returned aboard, having been AWOL since 0600, 31 January 1957

2-2-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN; and

WHERRY, P.B., FN, AWOL since 0745, 26 January 1957

0902 The following men were delivered aboard by the Long Beach Shore Patrol having been AWOL

since 0745, 26 January 1957: WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3; WHIPPING, E.L., FN;

WHERRY, P.B., FN

2-3-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations; absentees: none

2-4-57 0710 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WILDCAT, F.D., EM2 and WARNINGHOWLER, S.H., FN

both having been absent without leave Since 0655 this date

0712 WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, reported aboard, having been absent without leave since 0655 this date,

a period of about 17 minutes

0735 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0740 Made all preparations for getting underway

0756 YTB 148 (USS WENONAH) moored alongside to port. Pilot REED came aboard

0813 Underway for operating area in accordance with ComCruDesPac Op order no. 1-56.

No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 main engines in use for propulsion purposes. No. 1 and 3 generators

in use for auxiliary purposes. Captain on the bridge. Pilot at the conn.

0814 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to clear inner harbor

0826 Pilot REED left the ship

0827 YTB 148 (USS WENONAH) underway from along portside.

0830 Passed through inner harbor steadied on course 1290T, speed 10 kts.

0831 Passed No. 4 buoy abeam to port, distance 60 yards

0844 Passed through outer harbor. Entered International waters.

0850 Secured the special sea and anchor detail

0916 Sighted Point Vincente bearing 3100T, distance 4 miles.

0936 Commenced measured mile runs.

0942 Passed Point Vincente abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards.

1355 Completed measured mile runs; exercised the crew at general quarters.

1414 Set condition ABLE

1430 Set condition BAKER

1445 Secured from general quarters; set the regular underway watch

1449 C/s 20 kts. Proceeding to return to port and take berth previously assigned

1545 C/s to 15 knots. Set the special sea and anchor detail

1552 Entered Long Beach channel; entered inland waters. Maneuvering on

various courses and at various speeds to conform to the channel

1603 U.S. Navy Pilot HOME came aboard

1612 Pilot has the conn

1619 Moored starboard side to Pier 1, Berth 12, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach California with

standard mooring lines. Set modified condition BAKER throughout the ship.

No. 1 boiler and No. 3 generator are on the line for auxiliary purposes.

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2-6-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WARNINGHOWLER, S.H., FN AWOL

since 0655, 4 February 1957.

0915 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment:

WHEEL, C.F., FN; Offense: violation of Articles 86 and 89, UCMJ;

Punishment: 2 weeks of extra duty

2348 WARNINGHOWLER, S.H., FN, reported aboard having been absent without leave since

0655, 4 February 1957, a period of about two days, 16 hours, and 54 minutes

2-7-57 0710 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WARDROOM, O.A., EN2, having

been absent without leave since 0655 this date

0835 Set the special sea and anchor details. Pilot TEAGUE came aboard

0845 The OOD shifted his watch to bridge

0850 All departments reported ready for getting underway

0857 Received YTB 394 (USS WINAMAC) on port quarter.

0915 YTB 394 (USS WINAMAC) cleared to port.

0926 Singled up all lines

0927 Underway in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Op Order 1-56. Pilot at the conn.

The Captain and the Navigator are on the bridge. Maneuvering on various courses and

at various speeds to clear berth

0942 Entered Long Beach channel

0943 Proceeding from Long Beach channel to anchorage E-9 in outer harbor

0947 Let go port anchor; anchored in anchorage E-9, with 15 fathoms of chain at

the waters edge, in 41 feet of water, mud and sand bottom.

0950 Secured special sea and anchor details; set the inport watch on the bridge

0958 The Pilot left the ship

1000 Detached by COMNAVBASE, Los Angeles, California, to report to CINCPACFLT for

duty in CRUDESPAC and for shakedown training.

1243 Set the anchor detail. Commenced preparations for getting underway

1259 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd 10 9, aft 10 2

1300 Underway from anchorage E-9 in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Op Order 1-56.

Captain and Navigator on the bridge, Officer of the Deck at the conn. Maneuvered to

clear anchorage and enter channel

1302 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at 10 knots, conforming to the channel,

standing out of Long Beach Harbor

1313 Passed Long Beach light abeam to starboard, distance 75 yards, entered

International waters, took departure, set course 150, speed 20 knots.

1319 Secured the anchor detail

1326 Reported to CINCPACFLT for duty with CRUDESPAC.

1440 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment:

WARNINGHOWLER, S.H., FN, Offense; AWOL from 0655, 4 February 1957 to 2348,

6 February 1957; Punishment: reduced to the rate of Fireman Apprentice

1514 Stopped all engines, commenced Electronic Interference Survey.

1530 Started engines, set speed 10 knots.

2030 Completed Electronic Interference survey.

2225 Shifted to two engine operation, 2 and 4 engines.

2-8-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute San Diego in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Op-Order 1-56.

0412 C/c to 1100 to avoid contact

0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WARDROOM, O.A., EN2, AWOL

since 0655, 7 February 1957

0850 Set the special sea and anchor detail. Commenced maneuvering, conforming to the channel,

standing into San Diego Harbor.

0905 Passed buoy 5 abeam to port. Entered inland waters, draft fwd. 10 4, aft. 10 6

0926 Commenced maneuvering to make approach to fueling pier

0930 Moored port side to Naval Fuel Pier, San Diego, California with standard

mooring lines. SOPA is COMAIRPAC at Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California

0932 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The OOD shifted his watch to the quarter deck

0955 Commenced receiving fuel, draft fwd. 10 4, aft. 10 6

1120 Set the special sea and anchor detail. The OOD shifted his watch to the bridge. Commenced

preparations for getting underway

1148 Completed fueling, having received 20,797 gallons diesel fuel.

1200 Underway for Buoy No. 19. Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to conform

to San Diego Harbor.

1243 Moored to Buoy No. 19 with 7 fathoms of chain to the buoy, San Diego Harbor,

San Diego, California. No. 1 boiler, No. 2 generator are on the line for auxiliary purposes

1253 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the normal in-port watch

1415 The Commanding Officer left the ship to call officially on COMCRUDESPAC.

1455 Mustered the crew at quarters for Captains Personnel and Upper Decks Inspection

1521 The Commanding Officer returned aboard from an official call on COMCRUDESPAC.

1555 Secured from inspection

1626 WARDROOM, O.A., EN2, reported on board after having been AWOL since 0655, 7 February 1957

1845 Held fire drill

1855 Secured from fire drill.

2046 The summary court martial opened in the case of WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3

2110 The summary court martial in the case of WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3 adjourned to

await the action of the convening authority

2139 The summary court martial opened at 2114 in the case of WHIPPING, E.L., FN

and adjourned at 2139 to await the action of the convening authority

2200 The summary court martial opened at 2139 in the case of WHERRY, P.B., FN

and adjourned at 2200 to await the action of the convening authority

2352 Secured No. 2 generator. No. 1 generator on the line.

2-9-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

0930 WIDEBERTH, P.C., EN3 was convicted on 8 February 1957 by summary court

martial of charges of violation of Articles 86 and 134. Sentence: to be

confined at hard labor for one month and to be reduced in grade to

Fireman Apprentice.

WHIPPING, E.L., FN was convicted on 8 February 1957 by summary court martial of charges

of violation of Articles 86 and 134. Sentence: to be confined at hard labor for one month and to

be reduced in grade to Fireman Apprentice.

WHERRY, P.B., FN was convicted on 8 February 1957 by summary court martial of charges of

violation of Articles 86 and 134. Sentence: to be confined at hard labor for one month

and to be reduced in grade to Fireman Apprentice. All sentences ordered

executed by the convening authority

1035 The Commanding Officer left the ship to call officially on COMCRUDESPAC.

1120 The Commanding Officer returned aboard.

1333 Received the USS DURANT (DER-389) to port.

2-10-57 0000 Moored in a nest of two ships to Buy #19, San Diego Bay. Alongside to port is the

USS DURANT (DER-389).

1130 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

2-11-57 0710 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

0800 COMFIRSTFLT assumed SOPA in the U.S. Naval Air Station, North Island, San Diego, California

0827 Received YW 113 alongside to port.

0845 Commenced taking on fresh water.

0925 Secured taking on 11,000 gallons of fresh water.

0950 YW 113 shoved off from the nest.

2-12-57 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0710 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

0730 Set the special sea and anchor details

0732 The OOD shifted his watch to the bridge

0750 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd: 10 ft. 6 in., aft: 10 ft. 9 in.

0757 Underway in accordance with ComCruDesPac Op Order 1-56; enroute to op areas in

accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 7-57. Captain at the conn.

The Navigator is on the bridge. Maneuvering to clear berth and proceed out of port

0804 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the outbound traffic route in San Diego Bay

0825 Passed Ballast Point; entered degaussing range.

0836 Passed Channel Buy #5 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards; entered International waters.

0843 Passed Sea Buoy #1SD abeam to starboard, distance 150 yards

0845 The OOD was given the conn, set course 270, speed 10 knots. Proceeding to area

MIKE MIKE 15 along boundary lines

1040 Entered area MIKE MIKE 15; set condition ABLE forward of frame 70. Manned the H/H projector.

1105 Commenced firing hedge hogs for structural test.

1140 Set condition BAKER. Completed structural tests having fired 48 service charge 7.2 hedge hogs.

1236 Proceeding to San Diego Degaussing Range.

1315 Set the anchor detail

1337 Passed Buoy 1SD abeam to port

1347 C/s to 10 knots. Passed Buoy #5 abeam to port, entered inland waters. Commenced

maneuvering on various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel standing

into San Diego Harbor

1408 Made first degaussing run.

1410 Reversed course to make second degaussing run.

1423 Completed second run. Reversed course.

1442 Commenced third run.

1520 Completed third degaussing run. Reversed course, made fourth run.

1534 Completed fourth run, standing out of San Diego harbor.

1559 Passed Buoy #5 abeam to starboard, entered international waters. Visibility decreased to

one mile, commenced sounding fog signals, posted lookout in the eyes of the ship.

1620 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1626 Condition ABLE set throughout the ship

1702 Condition BAKER set throughout the ship

1714 Secured from general quarters.

1733 Secured sounding of international fog signals.

2020 Lost power to master gyro compass.

2225 Regained power to master gyro. Commenced steering by gyro

2-13-57 0608 Conducted steering casualty drill.

0645 Conducted steering casualty drill.

0755 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

1012 Proceeding to op area MIKE MIKE 18

1250 Exercised crew at general quarters.

1256 Condition ABLE set

1336 Commenced firing to port.

1337 Ceased fire.

1347 Commenced firing to starboard.

1351 Ceased fire.

1403 Set material condition BAKER

1404 Secured from general quarters. Ammunition expended 12 rounds 3/50 AP,

flashless powder, 180 rounds 20 MM HET, 4 rounds 20 MM BL & P.

1535 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1541 Passed Buoy #1SD abeam to port, distance 500 yards

1550 Passed Buoy #5 abeam to port, distance 100 yards. Entered inland waters

1551 Passed Buoy #6 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. C/s to 12 knots

1552 Passed Buoy #7 abeam to port, distance 150 yards.

1557 Passed Buoy #10 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards

1600 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port. Maneuvering to conform to inbound traffic route in San Diego Bay

1607 C/s to 7.5 knots

1620 Stopped all engines, maneuvering to lay off Buoy #19 while lowering motor whaleboat into the water.

1622 Motor whaleboat is in the water

1629 Moored to Buoy #19, San Diego Bay, San Diego, California, with 7 fathoms of port anchor

chain to the buoy

1640 Secured the special sea and anchor details. Set the regular inport watch.

The OOD shifted his watch to the quarterdeck

2-14-57 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0650 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WHARF, W.E., RM3, AWOL since 0645, 14 February 1957

0707 Pilot PREGODA came aboard

0710 Set the special sea and anchor details

0712 WHARF, W.E., RM3, returned aboard having been AWOL since 0645, 14 February 1957

0715 Set material condition BAKER

0720 Completed preparations for getting underway

0727 Underway for the U.S. Naval Degaussing Facility Deperming Crib, Ballast Point,

San Diego, California. The Captain at the conn. The Pilot and Navigator are on the bridge.

Maneuvering to clear berth and proceed to deperming crib. Maneuvering on various

courses and at various speeds to conform to outbound traffic route for San Diego Bay

0804 Pilot PREGODA was given the conn

0807 Maneuvering to enter deperming crib

0842 Moored in deperming crib, U.S. Naval Degaussing Facility, Ballast Point, San Diego, California,

with a 6 head line to starboard to a dolphin forward and a 6 stern line to port to a dolphin aft.

0853 The Pilot left the ship

0855 Set the special sea and anchor details. Set the inport watch on the bridge

0900 COMAIRPAC in the USS ESSEX (CVA-9) assumed SOPA

1000 Commenced wrapping the ship with deperming cable

1016 Put a forward bow spring out to starboard to a dolphin

1030 Put head and stern lines to buoys to port

1050 Commenced maneuvering by use of lines to breast out to port and center ship in crib.

1120 Ship centered in crib

1205 Commenced deperming.

1305 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WAKE, T.T., SH1;

WALKBACK, G.H., SH3;

WARP, M.V., SN, for violation shipboard regulation 4230. Punishment: warning

1500 Completed deperming

1557 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1613 Underway from deperming crib. Enroute Naval Repair Base, Berth 23, Pier 2.

1614 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to conform with the channel

1712 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389) at Berth 23, Pier 2,

U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, California with standard mooring lines.

1724 Secured the special sea and anchor detail

1845 Exercised the crew at fire drill.

1850 Secured from fire drill.

1923 Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier

2-15-57 0800 Mustered the crew on station; absentees: none

1330 Commenced preparations for getting underway

1430 Set the special sea and anchor detail, the OOD shifted his watch to the bridge

1454 Completed preparations for getting underway

1518 Underway in accordance with NAVPORTCO San Diego instructions to shift berth.

Captain and Navigator on the bridge, Captain at the conn. Maneuvered to clear Berth 23.

Commenced maneuvering to approach Berth 12

1530 Moored port side to Pier 1, Berth 12, U.S. Naval Repair Facility, San Diego, California.

1541 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The OOD shifted his watch to the quarterdeck

1550 Received USS DURANT (DER-389) alongside to starboard.

2-16-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

1600 Held fire drill

1610 Secured from fire drill

2-17-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

2-18-57 0717 WARP, M.V., SN, AWOL from 0600 this date, returned aboard, AWOL a

period of approximately one (1) hour and seventeen (17) minutes

0755 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WARRANT, C.R., FN, AWOL since 0700 this date

0759 WARRANT, C.R., FN, reported aboard AWOL since 0700 this date, a period of

approximately fifty-nine (59) minutes

2-19-57 1852 In accordance with Commanding Officer LANSING Orders of 13 February

1957, the Commanding Officer departed for two days temporary additional duty,

under instruction, at Fleet Sonar School, San Diego, California.

LT C. P. THWART, assumed duty as Acting Commanding Officer

2-20-57 1750 WATCH, P.D., EN2, tore a cartilage in lower left chest cavity while engaged in

shipboard athletics. Injury not due to own misconduct. Treatment administered by the duty

Medical Officer, U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, Dispensary. Disposition: returned to duty.

2-21-57 1612 Commanding Officer having completed temporary additional duty at Fleet

Sonar School, San Diego, California, returned on board and resumed his regular duties

2-22-57 0715 WHEEL, C.F., FN, reported aboard having been AWOL since 0600, 22 February 1957

0800 Mustered the crew on station; absentees: none. Full dressed ship in honor

of National Holiday, George Washingtons Birthday.

0900 USS DUNN COUNTY (LST 742) stood into port and took Berth 14.

2-23-57 0735 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0745 USS DURANT (DER-389) underway from alongside.

0755 Made all preparations for getting underway

0803 Underway from alongside Pier #1, Berth #12, U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, California.

0804 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to conform to harbor channel

0841 Moored to Buoy #8, San Diego Harbor, San Diego, California, with 10 fathoms of chain.

0933 USS DURANT (DER-389) moored alongside to starboard.

1052 Exercised crew at general quarters

1101 Set condition ABLE

1159 Set condition BAKER

1202 Secured from general quarters

1330 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WATCHCAP, K.W., EN3, offense: Out of uniform, punishment: Warning.

WHEEL, C.F., FN, offense: AWOL from 0600, 22 February 1957 to 0715, 22 February 1957,

a period of one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. punishment: Extra duties of two (2) hours

a day for fourteen (14) days commencing 23 February 1957

1830 Set storm condition II. Put out additional lines as follows: Line #1, 6 inch manila doubled;

after breast, 6 inch manila doubled; line #6, 6 inch manila doubled.

Engineering Department on thirty (30) minute standby for lighting off main propulsion plant.

2-24-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations: absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600 this date

1400 Secured from storm condition II

2-25-57 0740 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

1200 Set condition I in all engineering and communication spaces. Set condition III in all remaining spaces.

1230 Fleet Training Group Observing Team came aboard to administer and observe training

readiness battle problem.

1255 Sounded general quarters for battle problem.

1256 Set condition ABLE throughout the ship

1306 Commenced battle problem.

1336 Completed battle problem.

1348 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters; set the regular inport watch

1520 Fleet Training Group Observers left the ship

1525 Set the special sea and anchor details

1530 The OOD shifted his watch to the bridge

1537 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft; fwd: 10 6, aft: 10 3.

1546 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 9-57.

Maneuvering to clear USS DURANT (DER-389) and proceed to

rendezvous with the USS COLUMBUS (CA-74), USCGC TANEY (WPG-37), and

USS DURANT (DER-389) in center of western boundary areas MM19 for

event 5 of COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 9-57

1553 Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to stand out of San Diego Harbor

1626 Passed Point Loma Light abeam to starboard, distance one mile, entered

international waters. Set course 176, speed 15 knots

1641 Secured the special sea and anchor detail, set the regular steaming watch

1704 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to make rendezvous with, and

to take station 1000 yards on starboard beam of USS COLUMBUS (CA-74)

1730 Set condition III watch

1740 On station set base course 290, base speed 8 knots. Commenced

maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while conducting

tactical exercises, Commanding Officer, COLUMBUS, OCE, other

ships in company, TANEY and DURANT

1800 Darkened ship

1905 Completed tactical exercises, detached by COLUMBUS to proceed with

DURANT on duties assigned. Formed column of two ships; this

vessel in station I and the guide; DURANT in station II, distance 1000 yards, on base course 045,

speed 12 knots, proceeding to Op Areas MM19 and YY3 for night steaming

1913 Lighted ship

1934 Set condition IV watch

2-26-57 0000 Steaming in company with USS DURANT (DER-389) in San Diego Op-Areas MM19 and YY3.

0700 Commenced sounding fog signals

0723 Ceased sounding international fog signals

0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

0802 Directed USS DURANT (DER-389) to proceed independently for events 125 and 127.

0910 Exercised the crew at general quarters for test firing the 3/50 battery.

0919 Set condition ABLE

0931 Commenced test firing.

1009 Enroute area MM16 for ISE.

1010 Completed test firing. Ammunition expended: 7 rounds 3/50 AP ammunition, index SPCG #10476.

1015 Exercised the crew at abandon ship drill.

1030 Completed abandon ship drill.

1038 Secured from general quarters, set the regular underway watch

1239 Made rendezvous with USS TOLOVANA (AD-64)

1302 Commenced approach to TOLOVANA for refueling exercise

1308 Received first line

1348 Disengaged all lines, completed exercise, cleared TOLOVANA, set course 090, speed 12 knots

1354 Secured the special sea and fueling details, set the regular steaming watch

1415 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds, proceeding to

rendezvous with USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12) for tactical exercises.

1615 Rendezvoused with T.U. 54.1.6 and took designated station number III in

column with guide in USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12). Formation course 300, speed 10 knots

1621 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1631 Condition ABLE set

1700 Commenced zigzagging in accordance with plan 1-R

1726 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters.

1730 Ceased zigzagging.

1741 Darkened ship.

150 C/c to 270. USS DURANT (DER-389) designated guide, bearing 270, distance 1000 yards

1800 This ship designated guide

1815 USS DURANT (DER-389) designated guide, bearing 315, distance 2000 yards

1817 Formed diamond formation. Guide bears 270, distance 2000 yards

1830 Ceased exercise. Proceeding independently enroute areas SS1 for night steaming

1915 Lighted ship

2002 Entered Op-Area SS1, commenced steering various courses to remain within area SS1

2-27-57 0100 Gyro casualty, commenced steering 123 magnetic

0149 Gyro casualty repaired.

0640 C/c to 319. Proceeding to northeast corner of area II-3 to rendezvous with

USS DURANT (DER-389) for event 231

0730 Conducted steering casualty drill.

0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

0816 Cancelled scheduled exercise, commenced swinging ship to compensate steering

and standard compasses.

1200 Completed compensating compass.

1240 Stationed the special sea and replenishment detail

1301 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while

approaching fueling station, port side USS TOLOVANA (AD-64)

1312 Fuel hose connected.

1324 Fuel hose disconnected.

1335 Commenced approaching along port side USS TOLOVANA (AD-64), for high line transfer drill.

1408 Secured from high line transfer drill.

1411 Secured the special sea and replenishment detail

1438 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1445 Set condition ABLE

1611 Rendezvoused with USS WORCESTER (CL-144), and USS COLUMBUS (CA-74),

for event 205

1621 Commenced ship control exercise 41-CC(I)

1628 USS COLUMBUS (CA-74), in station .5090 and USS WORCESTER (CL-144),

in station .5270. Formation course and axis 060. Formation speed 12 knots.

Proceeding to take station 1 in bent line screen 2C8.

When on station, guide will bear 250, distance 4500 yards. Guide is

USS COLUMBUS (CA-74). OTC is Commanding Officer, USS COLUMBUS (CA-74).

OCE IS Commanding Officer, USS WORCESTER (CL-144)

1655 On station

1714 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Set condition III, watch I

1732 Commenced zig zag plan 21S

1740 Ceased zig zag plan

1748 C/c to 135. Rotated screen axis to 240. Reorienting the screen by method COKE.

Proceeding to take station 8

1808 On station

1833 Proceeding to take station 2 in bent line screen 2C2. When on station, guide

will bear 015, distance 2500 yards

1852 On station. Guide is USS WORCESTER (CL-144), in station 0. USS COLUMBUS (CA-74)

is leaving formation. Commanding Officer, USS WORCHESTER (CL-144),

assumed tactical command

1857 Ceased exercise. Secured from condition III watch; set the regular underway watch

1900 Remaining within visual distance of USS WORCESTER (CL-144) to conduct Nancy drill.

1930 Nancy drill completed. Detached to proceed on duty assigned.

2000 Exercised engineering personnel at general quarters. Commenced casualty control drills.

2156 Secured from engineering general quarters.

2-28-57 0400 Steaming as before. Steering various courses to remain within boundaries of Op-Area MM-19

0615 Exercised the watch with steering casualty drill.

0630 Completed drill, regained steering control on the bridge.

0815 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

0820 Set condition ABLE

0848 Commenced surface firing exercise 21-G.

0852 Ceased fire.

0923 Commenced firing.

0930 Ceased fire.

1034 Commenced firing exercise 28-G.

1040 Ceased fire.

1055 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Ammunition expended: 46 rounds 3/50 cal.

1057 Set condition III

1212 Commenced sounding fog signals; visibility 2 miles.

1216 Secured fog signals; visibility 10 miles.

1258 Commenced sounding fog signals

1305 Secured fog signals; visibility 10 miles

1328 Commenced tactical maneuvers and flaghoist drill with the USS DURANT (DER-389)

1405 Secured from tactical maneuvers and flaghoist drill. Released USS DURANT (DER-389)

to conduct ISE.

1411 Conducted man overboard drill.

1434 Secured from man overboard drill. Proceeding to rendezvous with aircraft

for event 332, COMFLETRAGRU SDiego Op-Order 9-57.

1500 Event 332 cancelled due to weather. Proceeding to return to port and take

berth previously assigned.

1538 Sighted North Coronado Island bearing 128, distance 14.8 miles.

1618 Sighted 1SD bearing 055, 3 miles, C/s to 12 knots

1622 Set the special sea and anchor detail. Maneuvering on various courses and

speeds to conform to the channel

1641 Entered inland waters. Commenced sounding fog signals, passed Buoy 5 abeam to port

1643 Passed Buoy 6 abeam to starboard

1645 Passed Buoy 7 abeam to port

1646 Passed Buoy 8 abeam to starboard

1648 Ceased sounding fog signals.

1649 Passed Buoy #10 abeam to starboard

1650 Passed Buoy #11 abeam to port

1652 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port

1701 Commenced sounding fog signals.

1706 Ceased sounding fog signals.

1711 Moored to Buoy #8, San Diego Harbor, San Diego, California, with 10

fathoms of the port chain to the buoy

1743 Received the USS DURANT (DER-389) alongside to port. Set modified condition BAKER.

Set the in port watch. SOPA is COMAIRPAC in USS PINE ISLAND (AV-12)

3-1-57 0625 Mustered the crew on stations: absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

0640 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0645 Set condition BAKER

0653 Completed preparations for getting underway

0706 USS DURANT (DER-389) got underway from alongside

0713 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU SDiego Op-Order 9-57. Enroute Op-Area SS-5.

Captain at the conn. Maneuvering to clear berth and stand out of San Diego Harbor

0740 Passed Ballast Point abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards

0747 Passed Point Loma abeam to starboard, distance 1500 yards

0750 Passed Buoy #5 abeam to starboard; entered international waters

0800 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular steaming watch

0825 Visibility decreased to one mile, commenced sounding fog signals, posted

lookouts in the eyes of the ship.

0847 Visibility increased to five miles, ceased sounding fog signals, secured

lookouts in the eyes of the ship.

1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment and

commendations:

WEATHERDECK, M.F., FN; offense: violation of the UCMJ,Articles 91 and 92;

punishment: two weeks extra duty.

TAFFRAIL, R.S., SN,

TAILON, T.H.,SN, AND

TOWINGSPAR, S.T.,SN;

commended foroutstanding performance of duty.

1300 Exercised crew at general quarters.

1308 Set condition ABLE

1450 Set condition BAKER

1556 Secured from general quarters.

1600 Choped to COMCRUDESPAC.

1703 Set the special sea and anchor detail. Proceeding to enter San Diego Harbor.

Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to stand into San Diego Bay

1713 Passed Channel Buoy #5 abeam to port; entered inland waters

1716 Passed Point Loma Light abeam to port.

1722 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port

1728 The ship is laying off Fleet Sonar school while disembarking FLETRAGRU observers.

1733 FLETRAGRU boat received on port quarter; disembarked observers

1737 Commenced winding ship to proceed out of port.

1741 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to stand out of San Diego Bay

1755 Passed Ballast Point abeam to starboard

1805 Passed Buoy 5 abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. Proceeding to Long Beach, California,

in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Op-Order 1-56.

2235 Sighted Pyramid Head Light bearing 310, distance 21 miles

3-2-57 0026 Sighted Wilson Cove Light bearing 291, range 20 miles

0105 Passed Pyramid Head Light abeam to port, distance 8 miles

0202 Sighted Church Rock Light bearing 343, distance 21 miles

0205 Passed Wilson Cove Light abeam to port, distance 17 miles

0540 Sighted Los Angeles Light bearing 356, distance 14 miles.

Sighted Pt. Vincenti Light bearing 316, distance 17.5 miles

0740 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0802 Passed Long Beach sea buoy abeam to port

0807 Passed through outer breakwater of Long Beach Harbor; entered Long Beach Channel.

Entered inland waters. Maneuvering on various courses and at 10 knots

while conforming to Long Beach Channel

0823 Passed through inner breakwater. C/s to 0. Received Pilot REED from

YTB 703 (CANARSEE) on starboard quarter.

0825 The Pilot ha the conn. The Captain and Navigator are on the bridge.

Maneuvering with the aid of YTB 703 (CANARSEE) on the port bow

to moor starboard side to the USS HOWARD F CLARK (DE-533),

Berth 64, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California.

0839 Moored. SOPA is COMINPAC in the U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach, California

0843 The Pilot left the ship

0857 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular in port watch

3-3-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations, absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, having been absent

without leave since 0600, 24 February 1957

3-4-57 0910 Received two exercise torpedoes from the USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-23).

3-5-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, having been

absent without leave since 0600, 24 February 1957

3-6-57 1200 During normal course of work in the ships store, WEATHERDECK, M.F., FN,

received a laceration of the second finger of his rt. hand while closing

the door; not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by

the hospital corpsman. Disposition: returned to regular duty.

3-7-57 1400 Commenced inspection of lower decks, holds and storerooms

1540 Secured from inspection

3-8-57 1340 Mustered the crew at quarters for Captains inspection of personnel and upper decks

1527 Secured from inspection.

3-9-57 1715 While carrying trash can to fantail WEATHEREYE, B.A., SN, received an

injury to right ankle not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered on

USS HAVEN (AH-12). Disposition: returned to duty.

3-10-57 1500 The USS JOHN C BUTLER (DE-339) stood into port and moored port-side

to the USS GRADY (DE-445) at the net pier, U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach, California

3-11-57 0700 Set material condition BAKER. Commenced preparations for getting underway

0735 Set the special sea and anchor details

0752 Pilot TEAGUE came aboard

0755 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft; FWD 10 3 AFT 10 9

0756 Underway for San Diego Op areas in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU

SDiego Op Order 11-57. Pilot at the conn. The Captain and Navigator

are on the Bridge. Maneuvering to clear berth and proceed out of port

0803 The pilot left the ship

0823 Passed Long Beach light abeam to starboard, distance 50 yards. Entered

international waters. Took departure. Set course 185, speed 16 knots.

Secured the special sea and anchor detail, set the steaming watch

0845 Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal

1300 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1307 Set condition ABLE

1405 Set condition BAKER

1419 Secured from general quarters.

1420 Commenced swinging ship.

1552 Completed swinging ship, set course 270

1602 Exercised the crew at Man Overboard Drill. Maneuvering at various courses

and speeds for shipboard recovery.

1616 Secured from man overboard drill.

1620 Commenced steering casualty drills

1639 Secured from steering casualty drills.

1820 Made rendezvous with USS WORCESTER (CL-144) and USS DURANT (DER-389)

for tactical exercises. Formed column of three ships, WORCESTER, guide, in station 1,

this vessel station 2, DURANT station 3, distance 1000 yards on base course 270,

speed 15 knots. Commenced maneuvering while conducting tactical exercises, OTC

Commanding Officer WORCESTER.

1930 Commanding Officer DURANT assumed duties as OTC

2015 Formed in a line abreast to starboard guide is in USS WORCESTER (CL-144)

bearing 040 distance 2000 yards.

2023 Commanding Officer USS LANSING (DER-388) designated OTC

2100 USS WORCESTER (CL-144) assumed OTC.

2101 Completed tactical exercises on signal from OTC commenced operating independently

2102 Set course 068 speed 20 kts. in company with USS DURANT (DER-389)

proceeding to San Diego Harbor

2212 Sighted No. 1 S.D. Sea Buoy bearing 046 distance 6 miles

2220 Passed No. 1 S.D. Sea Buoy abeam to port distance 100 yards.

2224 Set the special sea and anchor detail

2227 Passed Buoy No. 5 abeam to port distance 50 yards. Entered inland waters

2230 Passed buoy No. 6 abeam to starboard distance 75 yards

2235 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to conform

to San Diego Harbor channel enroute to buoy 10

2301 Moored to buoy 10, San Diego Harbor, San Diego, California with 10

fathoms of chain from the starboard anchor in 28 fathoms of water

2335 USS DURANT (DER-389) moored alongside to starboard.

2358 Secured the special sea and anchor detail, set the regular in port watch.

3-12-57 0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway. Set material condition BAKER

0620 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

0640 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the bridge.

0655 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd: 10 ft. Aft: 10 ft. 9 in.

0658 DURANT underway from alongside

0703 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU San Diego Weekly Op-Order 11-57.

Maneuvering to clear the buoy. Captain and Navigator on the bridge, the Navigator at the conn

0707 Steering various courses at various speeds, conforming to the channel, standing out of San Diego Bay

0735 Entered international waters. Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set

the normal steaming watch

0741 The Officer of the Deck was given the conn

0855 Rendezvoused with USS REDFISH (SS-395) for events 12, 13, and 14 of

Commander Fleet Sonar Training Group weekly Op-Order 11-57.

0916 Set condition 1AS for ASW exercise

0920 Set condition ABLE

0926 The USS REDFISH submerged; commenced ASW exercise, 30-U(A).

0947 Set condition BAKER

1100 Control of the REDFISH given to the USS DURANT. Proceeding to clear

the area while remaining in Area SS-5

1103 Secured from condition 1AS.

1150 Proceeding to take control of the REDFISH for exercise 32-U(A). C/c to 326. C/s to 18 knots

1156 C/s to 15 knots. Commenced exercise.

1319 Completed exercises with REDFISH. Maneuvered to clear area of exercises

1400 Maneuvered to rejoin USS DURANT.

1410 Commenced dual ship attacks with DURANT, REDFISH target.

1555 Completed anti-submarine exercises, secured ASW attack stations personnel.

Ammunition expended: 13 plaster loaded hedge hogs, 8 offensive hand grenades.

Commenced steering various courses at various speeds to rendezvous with

USS WORCESTER (CL-144) and USS DURANT (DER-389) for tactical exercises.

1610 REDFISH surfaced bearing 300, distance 2100 yards. Detached REDFISH

to proceed as previously directed.

1706 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1712 Set condition ABLE

1725 Rendezvoused with USS WORCESTER (CL-144), and took designated

station number 10 in formation 368 with guide in USS WORCESTER (CL-144)

1738 Steering casualty due to loss of electrical power.

1741 Steering casualty repaired.

1742 Commenced maneuvering to get on station.

1800 Secured from general quarters. Set condition III watches

1810 Reoriented the screen axis to 115

1811 Maneuvering while conducting tactical exercises

1930 Ceased tactical exercise. Proceeding to areas SS5 and SS7 for night steaming

2145 Commenced maneuvering with various rudder angles while collecting tactical data.

2210 Completed collecting tactical data.

3-13-57 0000 Steaming independently in Area SS-7.

0436 Enroute to rendezvous with USS DURANT (DER-389)and USS REDFISH (SS-395).

0547 Rendezvous with USS DURANT (DER-389)and USS REDFISH (SS-395).

0553 Maneuvering on various courses to remain within visual range of the USS DURANT (DER-389)

during ASW exercises

0720 Set condition 1-AS commenced single ship ASW exercises.

0728 Condition ABLE set

0744 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters except ASW stations.

0900 Commenced dual ship attacks on REDFISH with DURANT.

1100 Completed dual ship attacks, set course 090, speed 10 knots clearing area of submarine.

Secured from ASW general quarters.

1151 Set condition 1AS c/c to 000 proceeding to resume attacks on REDFISH.

1201 Commenced exercise 50CC.

1300 Completed exercise 50CC.

1301 Commenced exercise 54CC.

1415 Completed exercise 54CC.

1432 USS REDFISH (SS-395) surfaced bearing 280T distance 1700 yards.

Expended during exercises 18 plaster loaded hedgehogs and 18 hand grenades with fuses.

1542 Sighted No. 1 S.D. Buoy bearing 029 distance 7 miles

1605 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail

1609 Maneuvering to conform to San Diego channel

1613 Passed Point Loma abeam to port, distance 1500 yards.

1614 Entered inland waters

1618 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port, distance 200 yards. Maneuvering to conform to

the inbound traffic route in San Diego Bay

1626 Maneuvering to make buoy #10. Captain at the conn. The Navigator is on the bridge

1638 Moored to buoy #10, San Diego Harbor.

1641 Starboard anchor chain secured to buoy #10 with 10 fathoms on deck

1709 The USS DURANT (DER-389) moored alongside to port.

1715 Secured the special sea and anchor details. Set the regular inport watch, San Diego Bay,

San Diego, California

3-14-57 0700 Set the special sea and anchor details

0712 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft; fwd: 10 ft. aft: 10 6

0721 Underway for Op-Areas SS1 and 2 in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU

SDiego Op-Order 11-57. Maneuvering to clear berth and proceed out of port

0723 Maneuvering to conform to outbound traffic route for San Diego harbor

0740 Passed Ballast Point abeam to starboard, distance 150 yards

0749 Passed Channel Buoy No. 5 abeam to starboard; entered international waters

0745 Passed Point Loma abeam to starboard, distance 1500 yards

0754 Secured the special sea and anchor details. Set the regular underway watch

0840 Set replenishment at sea and highline detail.

0853 Commenced exercise Z-26-S with USS DURANT (DER-389) as delivering ship

0936 Commenced approach to port side USS DURANT (DER-389) for exercise Z-26-S.

Set course 230 speed 12 knots

1013 Completed exercise all lines clear.

1014 Secured the replenishment at sea and high line detail.

1015 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1027 Set condition ABLE

1134 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters.

1205 Commenced exercise Z-31-U(A) with USS REDFISH (SS-395).

1257 Completed exercise Z-31-U(A). Turned control of the REDFISH over to the

USS DURANT (DER-389). Secured from ASW general quarters.

Set the regular underway watch

1317 Proceeding to join the USS DURANT (DER-389) for exercise Z-33-U(A), dual ship

ASW exercise. Maneuvering on various courses at 15 knots while conducting the exercise

1326 Stationed all ASW general quarters stations. Commenced exercise.

1410 While observing H/H firing during ASW exercises ENS C. L. TEND, received a

blow on the forehead when the tail piece of a fired hedgehog struck his forehead;

not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by the chief hospital corpsman.

Disposition: resumed normal duties.

1500 Completed exercise: surfacing the submarine

1506 Surfaced the USS REDFISH (SS-395).

1513 Set condition ABLE for depth charge firing exercise.

1530 Dropped two depth charges from the stern rack.

1537 Set condition BAKER. Secured from ASW general quarters. Set the regular underway watch

1605 Sighted Point Loma bearing 020, distance 17 miles

1636 Sighted buoy 1 SD bearing 018, distance 5 miles

1645 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1651 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel,

standing into San Diego Harbor

1656 Passed buoy 5 abeam to port, distance 100 yards, entered inland waters.

Draft: fwd 9 ft 9 in, aft 10 ft 5 in

1723 Commenced maneuvering to make approach to buoy 10.

1730 Moored to buoy 10, San Diego Harbor, San Diego, California, with 10

fathoms of the starboard anchor chain to the buoy.

1757 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted watch to the Quarterdeck

1759 Received the USS DURANT (DER-389) alongside to port.

3-15-57 0555 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, having been absent

without leave since 0600, 24 February 1957.

TRAIN, S.R. FN; WARRANT, C.R., FN; WAIST, A.P., CS3; WHEREAWAY, A.C., SN,

AWOL since 0515 this date

0615 WAIST, A.P., CS3; WHEREAWAY, A.C., SN; TRAIN, S.R., FN; WARRANT, C.R., FN,

returned aboard having been AWOL since 0515 this date, a period of about one hour.

0616 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail

0620 Made all preparations for getting underway

0629 USS DURANT (DER-389) underway from alongside.

0633 Underway from buoy 10 San Diego Bay, San Diego, California, enroute

operating area in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op-Order 11-57

0634 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to conform

to channel. Captain at the conn. Navigator on the bridge

0705 Passed Buoy No. 5 abeam to starboard distance 20 yards. Entered international waters

0940 Held fire drill

0944 Completed fire drill. Remained at general quarters for air target designation and acquisition exercise.

Commenced steering various courses at various speeds while conducting exercise

1130 Completed exercise. Commenced battle messing. Commenced conducting various engineering drills.

Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: normal.

Made weekly tests of magazine sprinkler systems. Tests satisfactory

1205 Completed engineering drills.

1248 Completed battle messing.

1251 Set condition BAKER

1253 Secured from general quarters, set condition IV

1500 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1535 Commenced maneuvering enroute to anchorage

1603 Anchored in berth 171, Coronado Roads, California, in 10 fathoms of water, sand and mud bottom,

with 30 fathoms of chain to the starboard anchor on the following bearings:

Coronado Hotel 020, Point Loma 304.2, North Island Aero Beacon 001.8, Ballast Point 326.9

1613 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Weekly Op-Order 11-57

1625 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel, standing into

San Diego Harbor. Entered inland waters, draft fwd: 9 ft. 9 in., aft: 10 ft. 4 in.

1656 Commenced maneuvering to make approach on USS DURANT (DER-389).

1714 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389) with standard mooring

lines in a nest of two ships at buoy 10, San Diego, California.

1722 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the quarter deck

1757 Put out 10 fathoms of the starboard anchor chain to the buoy.

3-16-57 0800 COMAIRPAC, SOPA, shifted his flag to USS KENNETH WHITING (AV-14)

(Saturday) Mustered the crew on stations, absentee: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600 24 February 1957

3-17-57 0400 Moored as before

3-18-57 0718 Set condition BAKER

0725 Mustered the crew at quarters: Absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957;

WEATHER, W.R., AWOL since 0630, 19 March 1957; and WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2

AWOL since 0630, 19 March 1957.

0740 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0803 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op-Order 12-57 proceeding to

operating area SS-1.

0804 Commenced maneuvering to conform to channel

0844 Passed Buoy 5 abeam to starboard distance 50 yards. Entered international waters

0848 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Exercised crew at General Quarters. Set condition 1AA.

0853 Set course 248, speed 20 kts

0855 Set condition ABLE

0910 Commenced exercise 2-G(A)

1000 Completed exercise 2-G(A)

1010 Set condition BAKER

1012 Secured from General Quarters and condition 1AA. Set condition IV.

1101 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WARRANT, C.R., FN; WHEREAWAY, A.C., SN; WAIST, A.P., CS3; and

TRAIN, S.R., FN. Offense: AWOL from 0515, 15 March 1957 to 0615, 15 March 1957,

a period of one (1) hour. Punishment: one (1) weeks restriction.

Sentence suspended with a period of six (6) months probation

1352 Commenced exercising at engineering casualty drills.

1419 Secured from engineering casualty drills.

1421 Went to General Quarters.

1426 Sec material condition ABLE

1452 Set material condition BAKER

1453 Secured from General Quarters.

1555 Rendezvoused with USS WORCESTER (CL-144) for exercise.

1603 Commenced event #5, tactical maneuvering drill, with USS DURANT and USS WORCESTER,

Commanding Officer USS WORCESTER OCE. Maneuvered on various courses at

various speeds while conducting exercise

1648 Set condition of readiness III; ship control and CIC stations.

1810 Secured from condition III. Set condition IV. Secured from tactical

maneuvering drills proceeding to area II3, II9 and MM18 for night steaming

2103 On station for exercise 24-CC

2205 Completed exercise 24-CC

2340 Commenced steering magnetic compass courses due to gyro casualty.

3-19-57 0000 Steaming in company with USS DURANT (DER-389), in San Diego Op-Areas I13 and 9.

0300 Completed repairs to master gyro compass, commenced steering by gyro

0321 c/c to 035 to avoid surface contact

0545 Master gyro casualty, commenced steering by magnetic steering compass

0800 Mustered the crew on stations: absentees: WHEEL, C.F., FN, AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957,

and WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2, AWOL since 0630, 18 March 1957

0847 Proceeding to return to port due to gyro casualty.

1002 Set the special sea and anchor details

1006 Passed buoy 1SD abeam to port. Maneuvering to conform to San Diego Channel

1013 Passed buoy #5 abeam to port, entered inland waters

1024 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port. Proceeding to moor to buoy 10

1049 Moored to buoy 10, San Diego Harbor. Choped to COMCRUDESPAC.

1057 Secured the special sea and anchor details. Set the regular in port watch

1100 Stationed the special sea and anchor details. Commenced preparations for getting underway

1112 Completed preparations for getting underway

1116 Underway for pier 3, berth 31, Naval Repair Facility, San Diego, California, in accordance with

COMFLETRAGRU, San Diego, msg 191736Z. Maneuvering while proceeding to berth 31

1147 Pilot FARROW came aboard

1150 The Pilot has the conn. The Captain and Navigator are on the bridge

1203 Moored starboard side USS GILLIGAN (DE-508), at pier 3, berth 31, U.S.

Naval Repair Facility, San Diego, California, with standard mooring lines.

1210 Pilot left the ship. Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The officer of the deck shifted

his watch to the quarterdeck.

1211 YTL-557 underway from alongside.

1847 WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2, returned to the ship having been AWOL since 0630, 18 March 1957

3-20-57 0250 WHEEL, C.F., FN, returned on board having been AWOL since 0600, 24 February 1957

0500 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0520 Set material condition BAKER

0535 Mustered the crew on stations, absentees: WATCHQUARTER, L.C., EM1, AWOL

since 0500 this date

0540 Set the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the bridge

0550 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd: 10 ft., aft: 10 ft. 7 in

0603 Underway for local Op-Areas in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU San Diego Weekly

Op-Order 12-57. Captain and Navigator on the bridge, Captain at the conn.

Maneuvered to clear berth and to enter channel

0612 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel,

standing out of San Diego Harbor

0715 Passed buoy 5 abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards. Entered international waters.

Took departure, set course 203, speed 20 knots.

0720 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the normal steaming watch

0800 Choped to COMFLETRAGRU SDIEGO. Proceeding to Op-Area SS3 to search for missing

submarine in submiss exercise.

0804 Choped to COMSUBRON 3

0825 Maneuvering to investigate surface contact.

0850 Maneuvering to investigate sonar contact.

0853 Contact classified as fish

0907 Released from exercise. Choped to COMFLETRAGRU SDIEGO. Proceeding to area II2

1100 Took station 1000 yards astern of the USS DURANT to steer in her wake due to gyro failure.

1130 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non judicial punishment.

WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2; offense: AWOL for a period of twenty-six (26) hours and

forty-five (45) minutes. Punishment: two (2) weeks restriction

1250 Went to General Quarters. Set material condition ABLE

1325 Commenced exercise Z-6-G.

1430 Completed exercise.

1435 Proceeding to San Diego to effect repairs to master gyro compass.

1441 Set material condition BAKER

1445 Secured from General Quarters. Ammunition expended during exercise: 20 rounds 3/50 cal.

VT fuzed cartridges, smokeless powder and 140 rounds 20 MM HE cartridges.

1625 Set the special sea and anchor details

1630 Choped to COMCRUDESPAC.

1636 Passed buoy 1SD abeam to port

1637 Maneuvering to conform to San Diego Channel

1642 Passed buoy #5 abeam to port. Entered inland waters

1652 Passed Ballast Point abeam to port.

1706 Received Fleet Training Group boat on port quarter. Disembarked FLETRAGRU observers.

1716 The Captain has the conn. Maneuvering to conform to inbound traffic route

for San Diego Harbor while proceeding to take berth 32, pier 3, at the U.S. Naval Repair Facility

1745 Received YTB-511 (CARASCAN) on the starboard bow. Maneuvering

while proceeding to take berth

1820 Moored portside to USS DUNCAN (DDR-874), pier 3, berth 32, U.S. Naval Repair Facility,

San Diego, California, with standard mooring lines

1821 YTB-511 (CARASCAN) underway from alongside.

1830 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted

his watch to the Quarter Deck

1955 WATCHQUARTER, L.C., EM1, was delivered on board having been AWOL since 0500 this date

3-21-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters: Absentees: None

0925 Set condition BAKER

0956 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1001 Set condition ABLE

1134 Secured from general quarters. Set modified condition BAKER

1907 Called away the duty damage control party to the 01 level to put out fire in

insulation on lead wire to antenna couplers on AN/SRT 15-2 transmitters.

1915 Secured the duty damage control party; fire extinguished. Minor damage to insulation.

3-22-57 0613 Set condition BAKER

0615 Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees: None

0640 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0650 The OOD shifted his watch to the bridge

0655 Completed preparations for getting underway

0657 Underway in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC 212148Z, enroute Long Beach

Naval Shipyard for restricted availability to effect repairs to gyro compass.

Maneuvering while conforming to outbound traffic route for San Diego Bay

0750 Passed Ballast Point abeam to starboard. Distance 200 yards

0753 Passed Buoy #5 abeam to starboard; entered international waters

0800 Passed Buoy 1SD abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. Took departure, set course

320T, 306 psc, speed 17 knots. Secured the special sea and anchor detail.

Set the normal steaming watch

0925 c/c to avoid surface contact.

0953 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment:

WATCHQUARTER, L.C., EM1, offense: AWOL from 0500 20 March to 0730 20 March 1957.

Punishment: to be restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of (1) one week

1150 Sighted Point Fermin bearing 312T distance 19.5 miles

1300 Sighted Long Beach Buoy bearing 343 distance 3 miles

1315 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1318 Passed Long Beach Buoy abeam to port distance 200 yards.

1323 Entered inland waters

1336 Pilot HOLMES came aboard

1337 Commenced maneuvering to conform to harbor channel enroute to pier 1

Long Beach Naval Shipyard

1351 Moored starboard side to pier 1, berth 12, Long Beach Naval Shipyard,

Long Beach, California. SOPA is COMCRUDIV 5 in USS ROCHESTER (CA-124)

1356 Pilot HOLMES left the ship

1400 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular inport watch

1420 Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier

1825 Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one man left the ship

to report to Senior Shore Patrol Officer, Long Beach, Calif., for TAD

1850 Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one man left the ship to

report to Senior Shore Patrol officer, Long Beach, Calif., for TAD

3-23-57 0400 Moored as before

3-24-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None

3-25-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, AWOL since 0745 this date

1130 COMDESFLOT 3 in USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36) assumed duties as SOPA.

3-26-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: WATERWAY, S.D., SK3, AWOL since 0745 this date

0806 WATERWAY, S.D., SK3, reported aboard, AWOL from 0745 this date, a period

of about twenty-one (21) minutes.

3-27-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, Absentees: None

0900 The Special Court Martial, appointed by Commanding Officer, met in the case of WHEEL, C.F., FN

1130 The Special Court Martial which met in the case of WHEEL, C.F., FN,

recessed to meet again at 1300 this date

1300 The Special Court Martial reconvened in the case of WHEEL, C.F., FN

1346 The Special Court Martial which met in the case of WHEEL, C.F., FN, adjourned to await

action of the convening authority

3-28-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: none

1310 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, offenses: AWOL from 0745, 25 March 1957 to 0755, 25 March 1957,

a period of 10 minutes. Conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the

Armed Forces. Punishment:

Restriction to the limits of the ship for two weeks commencing this date

3-29-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

0900 COMINPAC in the U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach, California, became SOPA

1440 Mustered the crew at quarters for Captains inspection

1535 Secured from Captains inspection

3-30-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: None

1100 Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, LTJG W. P. TAMPION, left the

ship to report to Commanding Officer, FADTC, San Diego, Calif., for TAD

1343 Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, ENS C. L. TEND, left the

ship for temporary additional duty at the Air Defense Training Center, San Diego, California

3-31-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations; absentees: none

4-1-57 0705 Mustered crew on stations; absentees: None

0715 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0730 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0800 Completed preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd; 9 ft. 8 in., aft 10 ft. 7 in.

0812 Received YTB-400 (OTOKOMI) alongside to port. Yard Pilot TEAGUE came aboard

0817 Underway for local Op-Areas in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Or-Order 1-56.

Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Pilot at the conn. Maneuvered to clear the berth

and to enter the channel

0820 Entered channel, commenced steering various courses at various speeds

conforming to the channel, standing out of Long Beach Harbor

0825 The Captain took the conn, the Pilot left the ship. YTB-400 (OTOKOMI) underway from port side.

0841 With Long Beach light abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards, entered

international waters, took departure, set course 195, speed 15 knots

0846 The Officer of the Deck was given the conn

0848 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the normal steaming watch

1100 C/c to 270, c/s to 10 knots. Made daily inspections of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

Conditions normal

1210 Commenced steering 254 psc due to gyro casualty.

4-2-57 0144 Sighted China Point Light bearing 097.5T, distance 10 miles.

0205 Sighted Pyramid Head Light bearing 067T, distance 11.2 miles.

0815 Exercised crew at general quarters. Set condition 1AA

0827 Set condition ABLE

0855 Commenced exercise Z1G.

0953 Completed exercise Z1G.

0958 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Ammunition expended

149 rounds 3/50 VT Frag with no equipment casualties.

ENS G. D. TAPER while acting as safety observer for Mount 31,

received a perforated left ear drum as result of concussion from gun fire;

not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by hospital corpsman.

Disposition: Returned to normal duty.

1245 Went to general quarters for AA firing exercise Z3G. set condition 1AA

1252 Set material condition ABLE

1337 Commenced exercise Z3G.

1417 Ceased firing; completed exercise.

1425 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch.

Ammunition expended: 122 rounds 3/50 VT Frag with no casualties.

1425 Maneuvering on various courses and at various speed while recovering sleeve.

2150 Sighted San Nicolas Island, Aero Light bearing 290T, distance 32 miles.

2349 Sighted San Clemente Island Light bearing 146, distance 14 miles.

4-3-57 0052 Sighted Church Rock Light bearing 060, distance 10 miles

0134 Passed Church Rock Light abeam to port, distance 6 miles.

0825 Commenced box knocking drill. Maneuvering while conducting drill

0947 Secured from box knocking drill. Enroute Long Beach, California.

1256 Set the special sea and anchor detail. The Captain took the conn

1306 With Long Beach Light abeam to port entered inland waters. Draft fwd 9 ft. 6 in., aft 10 ft. 1 in.

Commenced steering on various courses at various speeds proceeding to anchorage M7,

Long Beach outer harbor

1345 Anchored in Berth M7, Long Beach, California, in 45 feet of water, mud and sand bottom with 50

fathoms of chain to the port anchor on the following anchor bearings: Hotel 325,

Pier A Light 273, Breakwater Tripod 193, East Breakwater 238

1357 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the quarterdeck

4-4-57 0745 YFN-955 moored alongside to starboard.

0750 Commenced off loading ammunition.

0912 Completed off loading ammunition.

0952 YFN-955 underway from alongside. WEATHEREYE, B.A., SN, while handling lines to

cast off YFN-955suffered lacerations of second and third fingers of his left hand.

Treatment: first aid byhospital corpsman. Disposition; transferred to USS HAVEN (AH-12)

for further treatment

1220 Received YOG-87 alongside to port.

1320 Commenced transferring diesel oil to YOG-87

1450 Completed transferring fuel to YOG-87, having transferred 18,800 gallons.

1500 Set the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the deck shifted his watch to the bridge.

1518 YOG-87 underway from alongside.

1526 Underway for Pier 1, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California, in accordance with

COMCRUDESPAC Op-Order 1-56, Captain and Navigator on the bridge,

Captain at the conn. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to enter the channel

1554 Stopped all engines, awaiting Pilot and tug. Maneuvered to remain in channel

1648 Received YTB alongside to starboard. Yard Pilot ALSAKER came aboard and took the conn

1655 Commenced maneuvering to approach Pier 1

1700 Moored port side to Pier 1, Berth 11, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California,

with standard mooring lines

1708 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the quarterdeck.

4-5-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: YAW, Z.Z., FN , absent since 0745 this date.

1325 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1348 YTB-255 (KENNESAW) moored along side to starboard.

1351 YTB-400 (OTOKOMI) moored along side to starboard.

1400 Pilot JORGENSON came aboard

1410 Underway to shift berths to pier 2, berth 22A.

1428 Moored portside to pier 2, berth 22A, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California, with

standard mooring lines

1432 Pilot JORGENSON left the ship

1435 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular in port watch

1510 Commenced receiving services from the pier

1511 YAW, Z.Z., FN , returned to the ship having been absent without leave since 0745 this date,

a period of about seven (7) hours and twenty-six (26) minutes

4-6-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none

4-7-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none

4-8-57 2000 COMCRUDIV 3 in USS COLUMBUS (CA-74) assumed duties as SOPA.

4-9-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentee: WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN, AWOL since 0730 this date

0815 WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN, reported on board having been AWOL since 0730 this date.

1400 The Commanding Officer held meritorious mast for STAY, P.R., FA, for

outstanding performance of duty.

The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

YAW, Z.Z., FN , Offenses: AWOL from 0745, 5 April 1957 to 1510, 5 April 1957, and

conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon the Armed Forces.

Punishment: Reduction in rate to fireman apprentice.

4-10-57 0000 SOPA is ComCruDiv 3 in USS HELENA (CA-75)

1030 COMDESFLOT Three in the USS BRYCE CANYON (AD-36), assumed duties of SOPA

4-11-57 1900 COMINPAC assumed duties as SOPA Los Angeles area.

4-12-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None. Made daily inspections of magazines:

Conditions normal. Made weekly tests of magazine sprinkler systems. Tests satisfactory

4-13-57 0655 Pursuant to Commanding Officers orders, ENS N. S. TAUT, left the ship for temporary

additional duty under instruction at Fleet Air Defense Training Center, San Diego, California

1730 Pursuant to Commanding Officers orders, ENS T. C. TARPULIN, left the ship for

temporary additional duty at Fleet Air Defense Training Center, San Diego, California

4-14-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: None

4-15-57 0800 Captain departed on 10 days leave

4-16-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

4-17-57 0400 Moored as before

4-18-57 0400 Moored as before

4-19-57 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines; conditions normal. Made weekly test

of magazine sprinkler and flooding system; conditions satisfactory

4-20-57 1600 LTJG W. P. TAMPION, reported on board, having completed temporary additional duty under

instruction at Fleet Air Defense Training Center, San Diego, and resumed his regular duties

4-21-57 0000 Moored as before

4-22-57 0000 Moored as before

4-23-57 0000 Moored as before

4-24-57 0000 Moored as before

4-25-57 1820 TELEPHONE, M.M., FN, while removing bilge pump from engine room injured his left hand;

not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by Medical Officer,

USS HAVEN (AH-12). Disposition: retained by USS HAVEN (AH-12) for further treatment.

4-26-57 1845 ENS B. T. TALKER and ENS C. L. TEND, having completed TAD at Fleet Air Defense

Training Center, San Diego, California, returned on board and resumed their regular duties

4-27-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: WATERTIGHT, K.S., FA, AWOL since 0745 this date

0845 WATERTIGHT, K.S., FA, returned on board having been AWOL since 0745 this date

4-28-57 0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to conform with +7(T) Zone Time

4-29-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN, AWOL since 0730 this date

0806 WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN returned on board having been AWOL since 0730 this date

1143 Pursuant to BUPERS msg. 181403Z, April, LTJG P. T. TAKEATURN, was detached

from this ship with orders to report to Preflight Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida

4-30-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2 and VOID, E.S., SM3

0828 STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2 and VOID, E.S., SM3, returned on board having been AWOL

since 0730, this date

5-1-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN, AWOL since 0730 this date

0752 WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN, returned on board, having been AWOL since 0730 this date

0945 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

VOID, E.S., SM3 and STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2, violation of article 86, AWOL,; warning

5-2-57 0745 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: TRAIN, S.R., FN, having been absent since 0730 this date

0815 TRAIN, S.R., FN, returned aboard having been AWOL since 0730 this date,

a period of about 45 minutes.

0930 Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN. Offense: AWOL from 0730, 1 May 1957 until

0752, 1 May 1957a period of about 22 minutes. Punishment: restriction to the limits

of the ship for seven (7) dayscommencing 2 May 1957.

5-3-57 0930 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded the following non-judicial punishment:

TRAIN, S.R., FN Offense: AWOL 0730 to 0815, 2 May 1957. Punishment: Restricted to

the limits of the ship for a period of one (1) week.

5-4-57 0735 Mustered the crew on stations: absentees: none

1600 Pursuant to Commanding Officer serial 1316, ENS G. D. TAPER left the ship for temporary duty

with FADTC, San Diego, California

5-5-57 0815 Mustered crew on stations: absentees; none

5-6-57 0745 Mustered crew at quarters: absentees: VERYSIGNAL, N.S., PN1, having been absent

since 0730 this date

0812 VERYSIGNAL, N.S., PN1, returned on board, and was place on report for alleged violation of

Article 86, UCMJ, having been absent a period of forty-two (42) minutes

2130 WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN returned on board having broken punitive restriction and

having been AWOL since 1950 this date

5-7-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

1430 Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non judicial punishment as follows:

WATERLOGGED, S.W., SN Offense: Violation of Article 86 and 134. Punishment:

Reduction to rate of SA, suspended for a period of four (4) months

5-8-57 0856 Summary Court-Martial opened in the case of VERYSIGNAL, N.S., PN1

0937 The Summary Court Martial in the case of VERYSIGNAL, N.S., PN1 adjourned

to await action of the Convening Authority

1415 LTJG I. R. THIMBLE returned to the ship with $24,500.00, in United States currency

1630 In accordance with C.O. LANSING orders serial 1375, the Commanding

Officer departed for Hamilton Air Force Base for 1 day TAD.

In accordance with C.O. LANSING orders serial 1374, LTJG W. P. TAMPION departed for

Hamilton Air Force Base for 1 day TAD.

In accordance with C.O. LANSING orders serial 1373, ENS B. T. TALKER

departed for Hamilton Air Force Base for 1 day TAD

5-9-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-10-57 0008 Commanding Officer, LTJG W. P. TAMPION, and ENS B. T. TALKER having

completed temporary duty at Hamilton Air Force Base, San Rafael, California, returned on

board and resumed regular duties

1007 TENDER, V. S., SN, while cleaning sides of the ship, slipped and fell causing rope burns on his right

hand. Treatment administered by hospital corpsman. Disposition: returned to normal duty.

1828 ENS N. S. TAUT having completed temporary duty at Fleet Air Defense Training center,

returned on board and resumed his regular duties

5-11-57 1420 ENS T. C. TARPULIN having completed TAD at Fleet Air Defense Training center, San Diego, Calif.,

returned on board and assumed his regular duties

5-12-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

5-13-57 1118 Received YOG-36 along side to starboard.

1140 Commenced receiving diesel fuel. Draft fwd: 95; aft: 910

1340 Completed fueling having received 52,406 gals., draft forward, 106; aft, 101

1345 YOG-36 underway from along side.

5-14-57 0745 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-15-57 0745 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-16-57 0600 Commenced making preparations to get underway

0645 Mustered crew on stations; absentees: none

0650 Set condition BAKER

0700 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0736 U.S. Naval Pilot JORGENSEN came aboard. Singled up all lines

0741 Underway in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC dispatch 071713Z May. Enroute to

OpArea KK13. Pilot has the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds

to conform to the channel

0749 The Captain has the conn

0750 Pilot left the ship

0755 Passed inner breakwater

0757 Passed buoy 4 abeam to port, 500 yds

0800 Passed buoy #3 abeam to port, distance 500 yards

0811 With Long Beach Light abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards, entered international Waters.

Took departure, set course 238, speed 20 knots

1125 Commenced radar surveillance tests.

1358 Completed radar surveillance test.

1615 Commenced making preparations for entering port

1635 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1637 C/s to 10 kts. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the channel

1640 Passed LB sea buoy abeam to port, 40 yards

1650 Captain assumed the conn

1654 Passed buoy No. 3 abeam to port 200 yards

1657 Passed buoy No. 4 abeam to starboard 75 yds

1701 U.S. Naval Pilot JORGENSEN came aboard and assumed the conn

1717 Moored portside to pier 2, berth 22A, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California,

with standard mooring lines

1724 Pilot left the ship

1730 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the normal in port watch

1820 Commenced receiving all services from the pier

5-17-57 2300 COMCRUDIV 5 in USS ROANOKE (CL-145) assumed duties as SOPA LOSA

5-18-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: VEER, P.C., FA, AWOL since 0745 this date

0933 VEER, P.C., FA, returned on board, having been AWOL since 0745 this date

5-19-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

5-20-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-21-57 0630 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0630 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: UNDERCARRIAGE, L.G., FA, AWOL since 0630 this date

0704 UNDERCARRIAGE, L.G., FA, returned to the ship having been AWOL since 0630 this date

0705 Set the special sea and anchor detail. The Officer of the deck shifted his watch to the bridge

0720 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd. 10 ft. 6 in.; aft 10 ft. 6 in

0840 Singled up all lines

0846 U.S. Naval Pilot REED came aboard. Pilot took the conn

0852 Underway in accordance with NAVPORCO Dispatch 132039Z for anchorage N-7.

Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the channel.

YTB-703 (CANARSEE) on the starboard bow.

0858 YTB-703 (CANARSEE) cast off. U.S. Naval Pilot REED left the ship.

Captain has the conn. Passed mole pier abeam to starboard 100 yards

0923 Anchored in Explosive Anchorage N-7 in 7 fathoms of water with 50 fathoms of chain out

to the port anchor in a sand bottom on the following true bearings: Tank 2990, Beacon E-3 1380,

Hotel 3250, and East Breakwater Beacon 2240.

0925 Secured the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail. Set the regular in port watch

1220 Received YOG-36 alongside to starboard.

1235 Commenced taking on fuel.

1245 Received YFN-821 alongside to port.

1325 Completed taking on fuel having received 19,011 gallons of diesel fuel.

1326 YOG-36 cast off.

1335 Commenced loading ammunition.

1535 YTB-703 (CANARSEE) removed YFN-821 from the port side.

1658 Completed loading ammunition, having received from NA & ND, Seal Beach, California,

420 rounds 3/50 VT smokeless, 150 rounds 3/50 VT flashless,

120 rounds 3/50 VT non-fragmentary, 60 rounds 3/50 HC, 40 rounds 3/50 HE-PD,

60 rounds 3/50 BL & P, and 4 rounds 3/50 short projectiles, 100 rounds 12 Ga. Shotgun shells,

10,000 rounds 22 cal. rifle, 2,400 rounds 30 cal. blanks, 6,000 rounds 45 cal.,

200 rounds 45 cal. blank. 15,840 rounds 30 cal. M2, 6,000 rounds 30 cal. M1.,

150 Hand Grenades, 150 fuzed grenades, 25 practice grenades, 50 chg assemblies,

50 fuzes for practice grenades, 1 demolition outfit, 5 blasting caps, 1 crimper,

12 DC TNT cases, 12 DC TNT boosters, 12 DC booster extenders, 12 DC pistol, MK 6-2,

12 percussion detonators, 120 7 PT 20 P.C. hedgehogs, 11 7 PT 20 P.C. plaster hedgehogs,

120 rocket fuzes, 1 Very Service Box, 1 Very Reserve Box, 1 Signal and Pistol rocket M-1,

24 red smoke rockets, 132 distress signals. Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail

1710 Underway in accordance with NAVPORCO dispatch 132039Z for Pier 2,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California. Captain has the conn.

Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the channel

1737 Passed buoy No. 4 abeam to starboard, 30 yds

1741 Passed Inner Breakwater abeam to starboard, 100 yds. U.S. Naval Pilot REED came aboard

and assumed the conn

1742 Received YTL-450 on the starboard bow.

1755 Moored starboard side to Pier 2, Berth 22, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California,

with standard mooring lines

1800 Pilot left the ship. YTL-450 cast off.

1806 Secured the Special Sea and Anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

5-22-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-23-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

5-24-57 0625 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0710 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0720 The Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the bridge

0725 Received YTB-255 (KENNESAW) alongside to port.

0727 Yard pilot ALLISEGRO came aboard

0729 YTB-255 (KENNESAW) underway.

0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: UNDERTOW, S.C., EN1,

WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2, UNDERWAY, V.S., FA, all absent since 0630 this date

0730 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 10 9, aft 10 7

0736 Underway in accordance with COMCRUDESPAC Op Order 201-56 for anchorage N-7,

outer harbor Long Beach, California. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

Pilot has the conn. Maneuvered to clear berth

0740 Cleared berth, commenced maneuvering on various courses at various

speeds conforming to the channel standing out of Long Beach inner harbor.

0741 Captain took the conn

0745 Pilot left the ship

0808 Commenced maneuvering to approach anchorage

0810 Anchored in eight fathoms of water in berth N-7 outer harbor, Long Beach California with

fifty fathoms of chain to the port anchor. Sand bottom on the following anchor bearings:

beacon 6 2830T, beacon E3 1830T, hotel tower 324.60T, east breakwater beacon 2240T.

0815 Secured the special sea and anchor detail

1018 Received 6 Mk 32 torpedoes.

1030 Set the special sea and anchor detail

1036 Underway for berth 22, Long Beach Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, California.

Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Captain has the conn

1037 Maneuvered to clear anchorage commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds.

Conforming to the channel standing into the inner harbor, Long Beach, California

1110 Received YTB-148 (WENONAH) alongside

1111 Yard pilot TEAGUE came aboard

1112 YTB-148 (WENONAH) underway. Captain and Navigator on the bridge. Pilot has the conn

1116 Commenced maneuvering to approach berth.

1120 Moored starboard side to pier #2, berth 22, Long Beach Naval Shipyard,

Long Beach, California. Using standard destroyer mooring lines.

1135 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Officer of the Deck shifted his watch to the quarterdeck

1507 ENS G. D. TAPER having completed temporary duty with FADTC, San Diego, California,

returned aboard and resumed regular duties

5-25-57 0800 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2 having been

absent since 0630, 24 May 1957

5-26-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2, having been

absent since 0630, 24 May 1957

5-27-57 0535 WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2 reported aboard having been AWOL since 0630, 24 May 1957,

a period of about 2 days and 23 hours.

0615 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: WINCH, H.E., SN, having been AWOL since 0600 this date

0630 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0635 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail

0645 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 10 6, aft 10 11

0646 WINCH, H.E., SN, reported aboard having been AWOL since 0600 this date,

a period of about 46 minutes

0700 Singled up all lines

0703 Navy Pilot Captain TEAGUE came aboard. Pilot has the conn

0706 Underway from berth 22, pier 2, Long Beach, California in accordance with

COMCRUDESPAC message 172737Z for Pearl Harbor, T. H.

Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the channel

0711 U.S. Naval Pilot Captain TEAGUE left the ship. Captain has the conn

0716 Passed inner breakwater abeam to starboard, 100 yds

0728 Passed outer breakwater abeam to starboard, 75 yds

0732 Set course 220

0733 Set speed 18 kts.

0736 C/c to 230

0738 C/c to 250

0740 C/c to 260

0742 C/c to 220

0743 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular underway watch

0819 Commenced radar radiation survey.

0851 Completed survey. Set course 258, speed 19 knots

1800 Set ships clocks back one hour to conform to +8 zone time

2003 c/s to 12 kts. To make B/T drop.

2021 Completed B/T drop and c/s to 19 kts.

5-28-57 0000 Steaming independently as task unit 52.3.5 enroute from Long Beach, California to

Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0800 Mustered the crew on stations: absentees, none

1300 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1308 Set material condition ABLE

1330 Set material condition BAKER

1337 Secured from general quarters.

1348 Commenced man overboard drill

1403 Secured from man overboard drill. Set course 257, speed 17 kts

1800 Set clocks back one (1) hour to conform to +9 (V) time zone

1930 USS DURANT (DER-389) on station 1000 yds astern. C/s to 18 kts

5-29-57 0000 Steaming as a unit of task unit 52.3.5 enroute to Pearl Harbor, T.H. inaccordance with

CTU 52.3.5 Op-Order 1-57. This vessel is guide in station one of a two ship column,

USS DURANT (DER-389) in station two, on base course 252, speed 17.

SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this vessel. Material condition BAKER is set

0715 Gyro repeater failure. Commenced steering by magnetic compass 2380M

0820 Gyro repeater casualty repaired. Ceased steering by magnetic compass

1300 Exercised the crew at collision drill and general quarters.

1306 Set material condition ABLE

1325 Set material condition BAKER

1330 Secured from general quarters.

1335 USS DURANT assumed guide. Commenced maneuvering to take station 1000 yards

astern of DURANT

1355 On Station, the guide bears 252, distance 1000 yards

5-30-57 0815 Maneuvered to take station #1 in column. This ship assumed guide

1800 Set ships clocks back 1 hour to conform to +10 zone time

5-31-57 0820 USS DURANT assumed the guide. Proceeded to new station 1000 yds

astern the guide, bearing 245, distance 1000 yards

1100 Resumed normal station. C/s to 17 knots

1300 Exercised crew at fire drill and general quarters.

1310 Set condition ABLE

1316 Commenced firing to port.

1320 Ceased fire.

1330 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Ammunition expended: 12 rounds

3/50 smokeless VT.

1430 The summary court-martial opened in the case of WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2

1445 The summary court-martial in the case of WAYENOUGH, S.S., EN2 adjourned

to await the action of the convening authority

1455 The summary court-martial opened in the case of WINCH, H.E., SN

1550 The summary court-martial in the case of WINCH, H.E., SN, adjourned to await

the action of the convening authority

1845 Sighted surface contact bearing 228, distance 10 miles.

1903 Passed surface contact, USS GUDGEON (SS-567) abeam to port, 3500 yds

1914 Sighted surface contact bearing 250, distance 18,500 yds.

1928 Sighted floating light in wake of USS DURANT. Captain has the conn. All

engines back full. Stopping to investigate light.

1951 Set course 2450, speed 20 kts. to regain station

1952 OOD has the conn.

6-1-57 0812 On signal from OTC, USS LANSING (DER-388) assumed guide in column

formation with USS DURANT (DER-389) in station 2. Formation speed 12 kts

1840 Sighted Mt. Haleakala bearing 200, distance 96 miles.

6-2-57 0135 Sighted Molokai Light bearing 193, distance 22 miles

0332 Sighted Makapuu Point Light bearing 255.5, distance 28.5 miles

0400 Sighted Laau Point Light bearing 188.50, distance 17.6 miles

0500 Passed Laau Point Light abeam to port, distance 14.4 miles.

0618 Passed Makapuu Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 15.7 miles.

0735 Set the special sea and anchor detail

0745 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while approaching channel

0759 Passed Buoy No. 1 abeam to port, passed Buoy No. 2 abeam to starboard

0800 Steering various courses at various speeds conforming to the channel,

standing into Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii.

0828 Commenced maneuvering to approach berth

0837 Moored starboard side to B dock, berth B-24, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.,

with standard mooring lines. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet

and service craft. SOPA is CINCPACFLT in U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0850 Secured the special se and anchor detail. The officer of the deck shifted his watch to the quarterdeck

0853 Received USS DURANT (DER-389) alongside to port.

6-3-57 0755 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees, none

1020 Commenced taking on fuel from YO-78. Draft fwd 11 0, aft 9 11.

1200 Completed taking on fuel. Draft fwd 10 8, aft 10 7 having received 35,568 gals.

6-4-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: VERYWELL, O.S., ENFN,

absent without leave since 0730 this date

0940 VERYWELL, O.S., ENFN returned aboard having been AWOL for a period of two (2) hours and

ten (10) min

6-5-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

VERYWELL, O.S., ENFN, Offense: AWOL from 0730, 4 June 1957 to 0940, 4 June 1957,

a period of about 2 hours, 10 mins. Punishment: Restriction to the limits of the ship for one week,

suspended for a period of two months commencing 5 June 1957

1200 Commenced preparations for getting underway dead plant

1240 Set the special sea detail

1256 YTB 262 (ONEYANA) and YTB 410 (ALLAMAKEE) alongside portside

USS DURANT. Harbor pilot aboard the USS DURANT

1318 Underway dead plant for berth B-23 with the USS DURANT alongside to port.

1330 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth B-23, U.S. Naval Station,

Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard mooring lines, the USS DURANT alongside to port

1348 YTB 262 (ONEYANA) and YTB 410 (ALLAMAKEE) cast off from the DURANT.

1359 Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier

6-6-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

6-7-57 0720 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none

1000 Captain PATE, COMFOURTEEN NavDist representative came on board to

return the official call of the Commanding Officer

1030 Mustered the crew at quarters for Captains inspection of personnel and upper decks

1219 Secured from Captains inspection of personnel and upper decks

6-8-57 0822 In accordance with BuPers Orders serial B11350JT-3 LTJG A. P. STERN was

detached from this ship with orders to report to the U.S. Naval Submarine School

in New London, Conn

6-9-57 0900 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

6-10-57 1015 While marking brooms for the mess deck, UPOARS, R.O., SN, lacerated his left

index finger when the knife which he was using slipped; not due to his

own misconduct. Treatment administered by Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Dispensary.

Disposition: returned to normal duty.

6-11-57 1050 Received 13 plaster loaded hedgehogs from Ammunition Depot, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

6-12-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

6-13-57 1515 While distributing the plan of the day, THOLEPIN, P. F., YN1, received a laceration of the scalp

when he struck his head while walking through a door; not due to his own misconduct.

Treatment administered by PHNSY dispensary. Disposition: returned to duty.

6-14-57 1300 Mustered the crew on the pier for Captains Personnel Inspection.

1408 Secured from inspection. Commenced lower decks inspection.

1505 Secured from inspection.

6-15-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

6-16-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

6-17-57 0816 USS MONROE (DE-422) underway from portside USS DURANT (DER-389).

0820 USS DURANT (DER-389) underway from portside.

0830 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0850 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0925 Singled up all lines

0927 Underway from pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

for local Op Area Sub 7 and 8, in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU PEARL

Op Order 25-57.Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to the channel

0958 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard

1002 Secured the special sea and anchor detail

1130 Exercised the crew at general quarters. Condition 1-AS. Commenced maneuvering

during ASW exercises.

1249 Secured from general quarters except ASW general quarters teams. Set condition BAKER

1400 Commenced exercise Z-33B-U.

1623 Completed exercise. Commenced surfacing submarine.

1629 Sighted white flare from submarine.

1631 Submarine, USS CARP (SS-338), surfaced.

1636 Secured from 1AS general quarters.

1852 Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1AS.

1928 Commenced exercise Z-44B-U

2008 Secured from ASW general quarters

2025 USS CARP (SS-338) surfaced bearing 098, distance 1500 yards.

2041 On signal from OTC formed column in normal order sequence numbers

USS LANSING (DER-388) as guide, USS DURANT (DER-389) station 2,

distance 1000 yards. Base course 230 speed 10 kts. SOPA and

OTC, Commanding Officer of USS LANSING (DER-388)

6-18-57 0820 Exercised crew at general quarters.

0826 Set condition ABLE

0858 Commenced firing exercise Z-4-G.

1043 Completed firing exercise Z-4-G. Ammunition expended: 61 rounds 3/50 VT non-frag,

6 rounds 3/50 VT frag.

1045 Set condition BAKER

1106 Secured from general quarters. Set course 270, speed 15 kts

1430 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1438 Captain assumed the conn. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to

conform to the channel

1532 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

with standard mooring lines

1545 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch

1555 USS DURANT (DER-389) moored alongside to port.

6-19-57 0645 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none

0700 Made all preparations for getting underway

0710 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail

0729 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Harbor Op Order 25-57

0730 Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to clear Pearl Harbor channel

0804 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard, passed buoy #2 abeam to port. Entered international waters

0808 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

1000 Commenced maneuvering while acting as target in exercise Z-13-CC.

1107 Secured from exercise Z-13-CC.

1108 Formed column in normal order of sequence numbers, USS LANSING (DER-388), guide,

USS DURANT (DER-389), station 2

1250 Exercised the crew at general quarters for gunnery firing exercise.

1316 Commenced gunnery exercises.

1332 Completed gunnery firing exercises, having expended 30 rounds VT non frag and

33 rounds of VT frag ammunition. Set condition BAKER. C/s to 18 knots.

Proceeding to area 2 miles south of Barbers Point to search for man overboard reported

on distress frequency.

1337 Secured from general quarters, set the regular underway watch, condition IV

1350 Resumed normal exercises.

1515 USS DURANT (DER-389) detached to proceed independently.

1539 Commenced making preparations for entering port

1553 Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform with the

channel. Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1605 Passed buoy #2 abeam to starboard, buoy #1 abeam to port. Entered inland waters

1639 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389), at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard mooring lines

1649 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

6-20-57 0715 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none. Commenced preparations for getting underway

0730 Set the special sea detail

0758 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Op Order 25-57. Material condition

BAKER is set. Maneuvering to conform to the channel. LT C. P. THWART has the conn

0827 Passed buoy #2 abeam to port, passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard. Entered

international waters. Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0841 TILLER, S. P. , FTSN, while cleaning a scuttlebutt received a laceration of the

forehead. Treatment administered by hospital corpsman. Disposition, returned to duty.

0900 Conducted man overboard drill.

0907 Secured from man overboard drill.

0910 Commenced conducting engineering casualty drills.

0954 Received a steering casualty and gyro failure due to loss of electrical load.

Commenced steering by magnetic compass.

1000 Steering casualty and gyro compass failure repaired. Commenced steering by gyro compass.

1015 Secured from engineering casualty drills.

1307 Formed column with USS LANSING (DER-388) as guide, USS DURANT (DER-389) in station 2.

1552 Released USS DURANT (DER-389) from formation to proceed independently into port

1615 Set the special sea and anchoring detail. Maneuvering to conform to the channel

1640 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to port and buoy no. 2 to starboard. Entered inland waters

1713 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389), at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

1722 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

6-21-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

6-22-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: WIGWAG, F.S., FN absent since 0745 this date

1232 WIGWAG, F.S., FN returned aboard having been AWOL since 0745 this date

6-23-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations, absentees: none

6-24-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; none

0750 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0818 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Op Order 26-57.

0821 Commenced maneuvering to clear Pearl Harbor channel

0852 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard and buoy #2 abeam to port

0853 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular underway watch.

Set course 153, speed 12 knots

0925 Made bathythermograph drop.

0930 Set condition 1AS

1006 Commenced ASW exercise, single ship attacks with USS BLUEGILL (SS-242) acting as target

1050 Secured from condition 1AS.

1225 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1230 Set condition ABLE

1232 Commenced ASW dual ship attacks with USS DURANT (DER-389), USS BLUEGILL (SS-242)

acting as target.

1300 Set condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters except ASW teams.

1440 Detached USS DURANT (DER-389) from exercises to proceed into port.

1449 USS BLUEGILL (SS-242) surfaced bearing 022, distance 2000 yards.

1518 Secured from ASW drills

1545 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1552 Captain has the conn

1600 Buoy 1 abeam to port, buoy 2 abeam to starboard. Commenced

maneuvering to conform with Pearl Harbor channel

1639 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389), at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard mooring lines

1646 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail, set the regular in port watch

6-25-57 0715 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

0720 Made all preparations for getting underway

0721 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0745 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Op Order 26-57.

0746 Commenced maneuvering to clear Pearl Harbor channel. The Captain has the conn

0826 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard and buoy #2 abeam to port

0828 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular underway watch.

Set course 208, speed 20 kts

0933 USS DURANT on station 1000 yds. astern

0937 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1041 Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch

1215 Set condition 1AS.

1228 Commenced dual ship attacks with USS DURANT (DER-389), USS BLUEGILL (SS-242)

acting as target.

1230 Commenced maneuvering

1405 Detached USS DURANT (DER-389) to proceed into port.

1447 USS BLUEGILL (SS-242) surfaced bearing 128, distance 1000 yards.

1448 Secured from condition 1AS

1450 Set course 309, speed 18 kts

1517 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1519 Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor channel

1527 Passed No. 1 buoy abeam to port, passed No. 2 buoy abeam to starboard

1528 Commenced maneuvering enroute to pier BRAVO, berth 23

1600 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389), at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard destroyer mooring lines

1608 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Commenced receiving

miscellaneous services from the pier.

6-26-57 0710 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none. Commenced preparations for getting underway

0720 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0748 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Op Order 26-57.

Material condition BAKER is set. Steaming at various courses and speeds to conform

to the channel

0838 Formed column formation, double standard distance. USS LANSING in station 1, USS DURANT

in station 2, CO, USS LANSING is OTC

0945 Commenced compensation of steering compass.

1046 Completed compensation.

1205 Set the special sea and anchoring detail.

1206 Entered inland waters. Commenced steering to conform to the channel

1214 Passed buoy #1 abeam to port and buoy #2 to starboard

1225 Captain has the conn

1244 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

with standard mooring lines

1251 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

6-27-57 0630 Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None

0640 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0700 Underway from berth 23, pier BRAVO to OpArea C8 in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU

Pearl Op Order 26-57. The Officer of the Deck has the conn. Maneuvering to conform

to the channel

0736 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular underway watch. Executed column

formation with USS DURANT (DER-389) in station 2, 1000 yds astern. LANSING is the guide

0905 Exercised the crew at General Quarters for gunnery exercises. Set condition ABLE

0915 Commenced gunnery AA firing exercises.

1056 Completed gunnery firing exercises having expended 134 rounds 3/50 frag and

11 rounds 3/50 non-frag, a total of 145 rounds.

1057 Set condition BAKER

1058 Secured from general quarters, set the regular condition IV steaming watch

1716 Set the special sea and anchoring detail. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1721 LT C. P. THWART has the conn

1735 Entered inland waters

1741 Passed buoy #1 abeam to port and buoy #2 to starboard

1801 Captain has the conn

1815 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389), at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard mooring lines

1825 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

6-28-57 0735 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none

6-29-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

6-30-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

7-5-57 1300 Mustered the crew on the pier for Captains Personnel Inspection.

1341 Secured from Captains Personnel Inspection.

1350 Commenced Captains Upper Decks Inspection.

1430 Secured from Upper Decks Inspection.

7-9-57 1552 Commenced taking on fuel. Draft forward: 10 9; draft aft 10 9

1645 Completed taking on fuel having received 19,906 gallons. Draft forward 1010; draft aft 11

7-10-57 0725 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

7-11-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

7-12-57 1820 The summary court-martial opened in the case of UNCOVER, R.H., ENFN

2000 The summary court-martial in the case of UNCOVER, R.H., ENFN adjourned to

await action of the convening authority

7-13-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

7-14-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

7-15-57 0710 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: UNIFORMDAY, U.P., FA, AWOL since 0700 this date

0745 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0812 Singled up all lines. LT C. P. THWART, has the conn

0823 Underway from pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.,

enroute to picket station 5, lat 420-00 N, long 1310 20 W in accordance with

COMDESFLOT Five msg 032213Z. Maneuvering to conform to the channel

0859 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard and buoy no. 2 to port

0900 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular underway watch, condition IV

0902 LTJG W.P. TAMPION, assumed the conn

0908 Entered international waters

0920 ENS C.L. TEND, assumed the conn

0935 Passed Diamond Head Light abeam to port, 3 miles.

1615 c/s to 10 kts to make bathythermograph drop.

1625 c/s to 20 kts.

7-16-57 1203 c/s to 10 kts. To make bathythermograph drop.

1211 c/s to 20 kts.

1605 Received accident report of TRUCK, F.C., SA, USN. While working on hatch

cover on main deck, TRUCK blacked out and fell into First Division comp. and received a back

injury; not due to his own misconduct. Diagnosis: unknown. Treatment was administered by the

Medical Representative. Disposition: placed on sick list.

2007 Completed B/T drop.

2350 c/s to 10 kts for B/T drop.

7-17-57 0755 c/s to 10 kts to make bathythermograph drop.

7-18-57 2050 Sighted ship bearing 342, distance 7 miles.

2120 All engines stopped.

2126 Resumed speed 17 knots.

7-19-57 1803 Sighted unidentified contact bearing 082, distance 7 miles.

1820 Passed unidentified ship abeam to port, distance 1500 yards.

2217 Relieved the USS VANCE (DER-387) and commenced patrol of Continental Air Defense Picket

Station Five.

7-20-57 2335 Lost all ships power due to failure of ships service generator #2.

2342 Regained ships power.

2345 Commenced steering 1550 PSC, due to gyro failure.

7-21-57 0000 Steaming independently on CONAD Picket Station 5 in accordance with ComNavWesCONAD

Op-Order 1-56.

0050 Gyro casualty restored.

0435 Sighted cargo type vessel bearing 1500 T about 7 miles.

0455 Identified vessel as USS CAVALIER (APA-37)

7-25-57 0830 Exercised at general drills.

0918 Secured from general drills.

7-29-57 1500 Sighted unidentified merchant ship bearing 1830 T, range 14,000 yards.

7-30-57 1943 Fire discovered coming from the AN/SRT 15 #1 antenna on the starboard side of the 01 deck.

Sounded the general emergency alarm.

1945 Fire extinguished. Antenna connection cable damaged. Secured from the general emergency condition.

8-1-57 0000 Steaming independently on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESTCONAD Op Order 1-56. Base course 1800T. Speed

of advance 5 knots. Material condition BAKER is set

1100 c/c to 000

1629 c/s to 9 kts

1840 c/s to 340

1853 c/c to 010

1906 c/c to 003

8-2-57 0100 Set clocks ahead 1 hour to conform to +8 time zone

0831 Exercised at atomic defense drill.

0925 Secured from atomic defense drill.

2030 While on duty as starboard lookout, TOGGLE, W. M., SN, received a head injury and twisted

right ankle when he lost consciousness and fell to the deck; not due to his own misconduct.

Treatment administered by chief hospitalman. Disposition: placed on sick list.

2336 Relieved from CONAD Station #5 by USS HAVERFIELD (DER-393).

Steaming independently in accordance with ComDesFlot Five message, date time group

260141Z. Set course 123, speed 16 knots. Enroute to San Francisco

**** This editor questioned. Toppinglift, L. U. ETN2, if the reason for the trip to San

Francisco CA was that it was closer than Pearl Harbor and fuel was

needed. Herewith his answer: Affirmative, we ran out of fuel at the end of

our very first DEW line patrol and guess where the nearest gas station was

that would take the captains credit card?. It was a great liberty stop. Every

man on the crew made it ashore. The duty watch was individually relieved

by drunks coming back from shore. After 2200, nobody bothered to exit via

the quarterdeck. They just jumped over the side near the fwd galley hatch

and took off. No one was left behind when we cast off in the morning - all

hands were aboard. It was a great example of teamwork.

8-3-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute to Treasure Island, San Francisco, California in accordance

with COMDESFLOT FIVE message date time group 250141Z on course 123,

speed 16 knots. Material condition BAKER is set.

0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to conform to +7 time zone

8-4-57 0435 Set the fog lookout watch on the forecastle.

0453 Picked up Farallon Islands on radar, bearing 1320, range 32 miles.

0628 Passed Point Reyes abeam to port, 5.5 miles.

0653 Picked up San Francisco lightship on radar, bearing 115, range 16 miles.

0717 Passed South Farallon Islands abeam to starboard, range 9.5 miles

0818 Passed San Francisco lightship to port.

0834 Passed buoy #1 abeam to port. Commenced steering to conform to the channel

0853 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0900 Passed Point Lobos abeam to starboard

0901 Entered inland waters, passed Point Bonita abeam to port.

0911 Passed under Golden Gate Bridge

0925 Passed Alcatraz Island abeam to port.

0927 Pilot RODE came aboard

0934 Pilot has the conn. Captain and Navigator on the bridge

0937 Maneuvering to go alongside pier

0945 Moored starboard side to pier 17, U.S. Naval Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California.

1000 Pilot left the ship. Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

8-5-57 0545 Received YO-197 alongside to port.

0606 Commenced receiving fuel. Draft forward 10 1. Draft aft 10 0

0732 UPPERDECK, P.D., EM2 returned on board having been absent since 0700 this date

0750 WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, returned on board having been absent since 0700 this date

0815 Completed fueling, having taken aboard 74,874 gals. fuel. Draft fwd. 10 9, aft 10 11

0822 YO 197 cast off

1030 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1104 Singled up all lines

1105 Underway from pier 17, U.S. Naval Station, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California

in accordance with ComDesFlot Five msg 260141Z July.

Captain has the conn. Maneuvering to clear the harbor

1154 Entered international waters

1155 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch, condition IV

1158 Set course 250, speed 15

1627 c/s to 10 knots for B/T drop.

1638 Completed B/T drop. c/s to 15 knots.

8-6-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE

message 260141Z on course 247, speed 15. Material condition BAKER is set

0200 USS WINDHAM BAY (T-CVU-92) passed abeam to starboard, range 2 miles.

1950 c/s to 10 kts for B/T drop.

1957 Completed B/T drop.

2353 c/s to 10 kts for B/T drop.

8-7-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from San Francisco, California to Pearl Harbor, T.H.

in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 260141Z July, on course 247,

speed 10. Material condition BAKER is set.

0000 c/s to 17 kts

1206 c/s to 10 kts to make bathythermograph drop.

1216 c/s to 17 kts.

1555 c/s to 12 kts to make bathythermograph drop.

1605 c/s to 17 kts.

1900 Set all clocks back one (1) hour to conform to +9(V) zone time

8-8-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from San Francisco, California to Pearl Harbor, T.H.

on course 2400, speed 17 kts. in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 260141Z.

Condition BAKER is set.

0010 c/s to 10 kts for B/T drop

0018 c/s to 17 kts. upon completion of B/T drop

0355 c/s to 12 kts. for B/T drop

1545 c/s to 10 kts for B/T drop.

1553 Completed B/T drop.

8-9-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute Pearl Harbor, T.H. from San Francisco, Calif. in accordance with

COMDESFLOT 5 message 260141Z July. Material condition BAKER is set.

Base course 2380T, speed 17 knots

0356 c/s to 12 kts to make B/T drop

0805 c/s to 12 kts to make BT drop

0810 c/s to 15 kts.

0900 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, Offense: AWOL from 0700 to 0750, 5 August 1957,

a period of fifty (50) minutes. Punishment: reduction in rate to EM3.

UPPERDECK, P.D., EM2, Offense: AWOL from 0700 to 0732, 5 August 1957,

a period of thirty-two (32) minutes. Punishment: warning

1330 c/s to 10 kts to secure #2 and #4 main engines

1900 Set all ships clocks back one hour to conform to WHISKEY (+10) zone time

8-10-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from San Francisco, California to Pearl Harbor, T.H.

in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 260141Z, July, on course 235,

speed 13. Material condition BAKER is set

1954 c/s to 12 knots for B/T drop.

2010 c/.s to 13 kts upon completion of B/T drop.

8-11-57 0123 Sighted Molokai Light bearing 170, range 22 miles

0208 Sighted Makapuu Light bearing 248, range 28 miles.

0250 Sighted Maaui Light bearing 179, range 18 miles

0314 Sighted Molokai Aero Beacon bearing 125, range 20 miles

0330 Sighted Koko Head visually bearing 255, 17 miles.

0415 Sighted Diamond Head Light bearing 275, distance 8 miles

0428 Passed Makapuu Light abeam to starboard, distance 5 miles

0526 Passed Diamond Head Light abeam to starboard, distance 3 miles.

0620 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0642 Entered inland waters

0627 Commenced maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor channel. Captain has the conn

0711 Moored starboard side to Pier BRAVO, Berth 17, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

with standard mooring lines, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0725 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0830 Commenced receiving all services from the pier

0900 UNIFORMDAY, U.P., FA returned aboard having been AWOL since 0630, 15 July 1957,

a period of about 27 days, 2 hours, and 30 minutes

8-12-57 0730 Mustered crew at quarters: absentees: none

8-13-57 0809 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0824 YTB-410 (ALLAMAKEE) came alongside port quarter.

0824 YTB-142 (NOKOMIS) came alongside port bow.

0825 Singled up all lines

0826 U.S. Naval Pilot, Capt TAYLOR came aboard

0831 Underway from berth 17.5 to berth 18, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.,

with a dead plant. Pilot has the conn

0840 Moored starboard side to USS WHITEHURST (DE-634) at berth 18, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

Pearl Harbor, T. H. with standard mooring lines

0845 YTB-142 (NOKOMIS) cast off

0845 Pilot left the ship. YTB-410 (ALLAMAKEE) cast off.

0900 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail.

1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal

8-14-57 1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

UPOARS, R.O., SN, Offense: violation of articles 134 and 92, UCMJ. Punishment: reduced to SA.

WATERWAY, S.D., SK3, Offense: violation of articles 91 (Insubordinate conduct),

92 (Failure to obey order) , 107 (False official statements) and

117 (Provoking gestures), UCMJ. Punishment: reduced to SN suspended for 4 months.

UPBEHIND, C.P., SN, Offense: violation of article 134, UCMJ. Punishment: 1 week extra duty.

8-15-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2, having

been absent without leave since 0715 this date

1040 STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2, returned on board having been absent since 0715 this date

8-16-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

8-17-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: UPANCHOR, H.U., EN2, AWOL since 0745 this date

0818 UPANCHOR, H.U., EN2, returned on board having been AWOL since 0745 this date,

a period of approximately thirty-three (33) minutes

8-18-57 0800 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) standing in. Commander, Escort Squadron Seven embarked.

8-19-57 0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

8-20-57 0-725 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

8-21-57 0715 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none. Set material condition BAKER

0735 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0802 Underway from berth BRAVO 18 to berth M-1, Merry Point, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor.

Maneuvering to conform to the channel. Captain has the conn

0817 Moored portside to berth M-1, Merry Point, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor,

with standard mooring lines.

0830 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0905 Commenced fueling. Draft fwd. 10 8, aft 10 1.

1033 Secured from taking on fuel, having received 30,361 gal. diesel fuel. Draft fwd 10 5, aft 10 4

1230 Commenced making preparations for getting underway. Draft fwd. 10 9, aft 10 11.

1310 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1331 Underway in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MSG 200217Z from

berth M-1, Merry Point, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H. to lat 240-30N long 1580-00W.

Maneuvering to conform to the channel. Captain has the conn

1413 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard and buoy no. 2 abeam to port

1415 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

1419 Set course 250, speed 12

1423 Entered international waters

1725 c/c to 007

8-22-57 1030 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

VERYSIGNAL, N.S., PN1, offense: violation of article 121 (Larceny and wrongful

appropriation), UCMJ and USS LANSING INSTRUCTION 4248.

Punishment; charges dismissed.

TWOBLOCKED, T.B., FTMSA, offense: violation of article 92, UCMJ.

Punishment: two (2) weeks extra duty

1536 Completed Barrier exercise.

8-23-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from Lat 240-30 N long 1580-00 W to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0315 Sighted Makapuu Point Light bearing 199, approximate range 26 miles

0400 Sighted Pyramid Head Light bearing 234, range 16 miles.

0520 Passed Pyramid Head Light abeam to starboard, bearing 305, 15 miles.

0533 Pass Makapuu Point Light abeam to starboard bearing 305, 7 miles.

0543 Sighted Diamond Light bearing 278, 13 miles.

0721 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0725 Captain has the conn

0727 Passed buoy No. 1 abeam to port, 75 yds. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

0759 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 22, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

0920 The special court-martial convened in the case of UNIFORMDAY, U.P., FA

1025 The special court-martial in the case of UNIFORMDAY, U.P., FA adjourned to

await convening authoritys action

8-24-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

8-25-57 0815 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

8-26-57 0804 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0806 Pilot HANNUS came aboard

0818 Underway in accordance with COMNAVBASE msg 212139Z. Pilot has the conn.

Captain on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering enroute to ammunition depot

0904 Moored starboard side to pier W, berth 2, U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot

with standard mooring lines

0926 Commenced off loading ammunition.

0945 Completed off loading ammunition, having off loaded 119 rounds 3/50 AP

0946 Commenced loading ammunition.

1000 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

1015 Completed loading ammunition having loaded 200 rounds 3/50 VT non frag,

170 rounds 3/50 VT frag, 24 rounds of 7.2 plaster loaded hedge hogs.

1016 Set the special sea anchoring detail

1037 Pilot RIFE came aboard

1038 Underway enroute pier BRAVO, Pilot has the conn, Captain on the bridge.

Commenced maneuvering enroute to pier BRAVO

1130 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 22, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1134 Pilot left the ship

1145 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

8-27-57 0705 Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none

0715 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0740 Set special sea and anchoring detail

0757 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: forward 10 ft. 6 in., aft 10 11.

0810 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 35-57.

Captain has the conn. Navigator on the bridge

0814 Steering various courses standing out of Pearl Harbor

0817 Navigator was given the conn

0845 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch

0850 Entered international waters. Set course 205, speed 12 kts.

0910 Exercised at general drills.

0950 Secured from general drills.

1010 Exercised the crew at man overboard drill.

1020 Secured from man overboard drill.

1300 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1310 Secured from general quarters.

1325 Commenced engineering casualty drills.

1343 Secured from engineering casualty drills.

1557 Entered inland waters

1558 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1601 Captain has the conn, Navigator on the bridge

1603 Commenced steering various courses at various speeds conforming to Pearl Harbor channel

1634 Commenced maneuvering to go alongside USS JOYCE (DER-317)

1644 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 22, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines. Draft forward 10 6, aft 10 12

8-28-57 0600 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees; none

0612 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0630 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail

0650 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: forward 10 4, aft 10 10

0654 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 35-57.

Captain has the conn, Navigator on the bridge

0700 Steering various courses at various speeds standing out of Pearl Harbor

0729 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch

0740 Set course 180, speed 15 kts. Entered international waters

0930 Commenced surface tracking drill.

1035 Completed surface tracking drill.

1051 Commenced engineering casualty drills.

1106 Commenced steering sinuous course CAM #1 base course 0350.

1125 Completed engineering casualty drills.

1127 Ceased steering sinuous course and set course 0350

1258 Set the special sea and anchoring details

1304 Passed buoy 1 abeam to port

1305 Passed buoy 2 abeam to starboard. The Captain has the conn. The navigator is on the bridge.

Maneuvering to conform to the channel

1332 Commenced maneuvering to go alongside USS JOYCE (DER-317)

1338 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 22, U.S. Naval Shipyard,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard destroyer mooring lines

8-29-57 0715 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0745 Fifty-nine explorer scouts came aboard for one day cruise. Set the special sea and anchoring details

0815 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 35-57

and COMCORTRON SEVEN msg 272050Z enroute to local op areas.

Maneuvering to conform to the channel

0847 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard, 50 yds and buoy no. 2 abeam to port, 75 yds.

Passed through Pt. XRAY of opposed sortie. Captain has the conn. Set course 204

0850 Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1AS

0855 Commenced maneuvering on barrier patrol station No. 1, bearing 204, range 6000 yds.

from Pt. XRAY

0940 c/s to 18 kts, c/c to 100, to take station in screen 204, composed of USS LANSING, station 1,

USS BRISTER (DER-327), station 2, USS JOYCE (DER-317), station 3,

USS FESSENDEN (DER-142), station 4. Screened element and

guide is USS STRICKLAND (DER-333).

0946 c/c to 153, base course and c/s to 15 kts, base speed. Commenced steering by

sinuous course clock, Cam No. 1

1025 c/s to 7.5 kts. Ceased steering by sinuous course clock

1036 Secured from general quarters, condition 1AS. Set the regular underway watch. Condition IV

1048 c/c to 105, heading for station in a multiple line formation. When on station the guide,

USS BRISTER (DER-327), will bear 063, 100 yds

1116 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) assumed the guide, bearing 016. Range 1500 yds.

1157 USS LANSING (DER-388) assumed the guide

1318 Set the replenishment at sea detail.

1324 Commenced light freight transfer exercise with USS FESSENDEN (DER-142), as transfer ship.

1337 Secured the replenishment at sea detail.

1341 Formed concentric circular screen. This ship in station 3. USS STRICKLAND (DER-333)

designated the guide bearing 307, distance 1200 yds

1345 Commenced maneuvering while conducting tactical exercises

1510 Changed stations with USS JOYCE (DER-317) TO STATION 4. formed line of bearing

3000 yards from guide

1537 Detached from formation to proceed into port.

1538 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1545 Entered inland waters

1549 Commenced maneuvering enroute to pier BRAVO, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1631 Moored starboard side to USS BRISTER (DER-327) at pier BRAVO, berth 22,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

8-30-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

8-31-57 0750 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-1-57 0815 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-2-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: TURRET, H.A., SH3, AWOL since 0800 this date

1845 TURRET, H.A., SH3, returned on board, AWOL since 0800 this date, a period of

approximately ten (10) hour and forty-five (45) minutes

9-3-57 0705 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, AWOL since 0705 this date

0715 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0736 WILDCAT, F.D., EM2, returned on board having been AWOL since 0705 this date,

a period of approximately thirty-one (31) minutes

0745 Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail

0824 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 36-57.

Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform to harbor channel

0914 Entered international waters on course 160 speed 15 kts

0933 On signal from OTC formed line of bearing of 248. USS JOYCE (DER-317) as guide,

USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) in Station 2, USS LANSING in Station 3, OTC is

ComCortRon 7 in USS JOYCE (DER-317), base course 180 speed 15 kts

0959 Changed formation line of bearing to 278

1004 Commenced maneuvering while conducting tactical exercises.

1146 On signal from OTC detached from formation c/c to 185 c/s to 10 kts

1300 Reformed formation, USS FESSENDEN (DER-142), Guide, in Station One,

this Ship in station Three. Base course 080, speed 13 kts

1318 Exercised crew at General Quarters

1323 Set condition ABLE

1425 Commenced firing to port.

1427 Ceased firing to port.

1442 Commenced firing to port.

1444 Ceased firing to port.

1507 Secured from General Quarters; ammunition expended: 10 rounds 3/50 VT non-frag.

1508 c/c to 308 by Corpen maneuver (wheels the formation, course is altered

but the arrangement of ships is not)

1757 Entered inland waters

1758 Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail

1800 Detached by signal from OTC to proceed into port independently and moor as previously directed.

1802 Commenced maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor Channel. LTJG W. P. TAMPION has the conn,

Captain and Navigator are on the bridge

1828 Captain has the conn., commence maneuvering to moor alongside USS BRISTER (DER-327)

1842 Moored starboard side to USS BRISTER (DER-327) at pier BRAVO, berth 22,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1850 Secured the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail. Set the regular in port watch.

Draft forward 104 aft 107

9-4-57 0715 Commenced making preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 10 2, aft 10 11

0725 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

0745 Set the special sea and anchoring detail.

0824 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 36-57. Maneuvering to

conform to Pearl Harbor channel. The Captain and the Navigator are on the bridge

0855 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard. Secured the special sea and anchoring detail.

Set the regular underway watch

0900 Entered international waters

0902 Set course 245, speed 12 kts

1015 Set condition 1-AS for exercise Z-33b-U.

1030 Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds for ASW exercise

with USS RENSHAW (DDE-499).

1217 Secured from dual ship ASW exercises. USS RENSHAW (DDE-499)

detached to proceed as previously directed.

1220 Commenced single ship ASW exercises with USS STICKLEBACK (SS-415)

1221 Commenced maneuvering while conducting exercises.

1418 Completed ASW exercises.

1432 USS STICKLEBACK surfaced bearing 194, distance 1400 yards.

1434 Detached USS STICKLEBACK to proceed as previously directed

1435 Secured from general quarters.

1612 Entered inland waters. The Navigator has the conn.

1613 Set the special sea and anchoring detail. Commenced steering to conform to the channel

1618 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to port, 50 yards, and buoy no. 2 abeam to starboard, 50 yards

1652 Moored starboard side to USS BRISTER (DER-327) at pier BRAVO, berth 22,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1702 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch

9-5-57 0710 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0715 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0748 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 36-57.

Commenced maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor channel

0821 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard

0826 Formed line of bearing 290, USS JOYCE (DER-317) the guide in station 1,

USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) in station 2, USS LANSING (DER-388) in station 3,

base course 120, base speed 17 kts

0840 Entered international waters

0850 Maneuvering to take life guard station 1000 yards astern USS HASSAYAMPA (AO-145).

0920 Set lifeguard detail

0949 Set replenishment at sea detail.

0955 Commenced approach on USS HASSAYAMPA (AO-145) for refueling and rearming exercises.

The Navigator has the conn

1031 Completed refueling and rearming exercises.

1032 Formed column open order, LANSING in station 2, base course 063, base speed 12.5 kts.

Guide is USS FESSENDER (DER-142) in station 1

1038 Secured the replenishment at sea detail and set the regular underway watch.

1100 Formed diamond formation, LANSING in station 2. Base course 063, base speed 12.5 kts.

Guide is USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) in station 1

1203 ENS C.L. TEND has the conn

1251 Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1-AA, for gunnery exercises.

1253 ENS G.D. TAPER has the conn

1256 Formed column on base course 069 at standard distance. Guide is USS FESSENDEN (DER-142)

in station #1. USS LANSING in station #2, and USS JOYCE (DER-317) in station #3.

Guide bears 069, range 500 yards

1404 Guide is USS JOYCE (DER-317) bearing 242, range 500 yards

1500 Completed gunnery exercises, having expended eleven (11) rounds of 3/50 cal

VT non-frag ammunition. Reversed order of ships in column on

base course 245, speed 18.5 kts. USS FESSENDERN (DER-142)

assumed the guide, bearing 245, range 500 yards, in station #1, USS LANSING in

station #2 and USS JOYCE in station #3

1510 Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch, condition IV. Set condition BAKER

1753 Entered inland waters

1759 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1800 Detached to proceed independently into port.

1801 Commenced maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor channel

1820 The Captain has the conn. The Navigator is on the bridge

1841 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389) at pier BRAVO, berth 22.5,

U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard destroyer mooring lines

1849 Secured the special sea and anchoring details; set the regular in port watch

9-6-57 0630 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0700 Set the special sea and anchoring details

0733 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 36-57.

The Captain has the conn. The Navigator is on the bridge.

Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

0808 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular underway watch, condition IV

0810 Set course 180

0813 Entered international waters. Formed column formation with the guide, the

USS JOYCE (DER-317) in station #1 on base course 158, speed 18.

USS LANSING in station #2, and the USS FESSENDERN (DER-142)

in station #3. Guide bears 158, range 500 yards when on station. OTC

is COMCORTRON SEVEN in the USS FESSENDEN.

0823 On station

0834 c/c to 180. Guide bears 180, range 500 yds

0920 c/c to 147. Guide now bears 147, range 500 yds

0936 Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1-AA, for gunnery exercises.

1205 Secured from gunnery exercises, having expended 25 rounds of 3/50 cal. VT non-frag ammunition

1206 Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch, condition IV. Set condition BAKER

1210 Directed to proceed independently for individual ships exercises.

Commenced maneuvering to remain within 2000 yards of USS FESSENDEN (DER-142)

1304 Exercised the crew at general quarters for gunnery exercises, in a column formation.

USS LANSING is the guide in station #1, USS JOYCE in station #2,

USS FESSENDEN in station #3 on course 180, speed 10 kts

1335 USS JOYCE designated guide, commenced maneuvering to take station #3.

USS FESSENDEN in station #2. Guide will bear 180, 1000 yards when on station.

1345 On station. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the movements of the guide

1410 USS JOYCE release to proceed independently into port. USS FESSENDEN

assumed the guide. Guide now bears 180, range 500 yards

1453 Set condition BAKER

1455 Secured from firing exercises, having expended 31 rounds of 3/50 cal. VT non-frag ammunition.

Secured from general quarters set the regular underway watch, condition IV

1501 USS LANSING assumed the guide in a column formation in station #1

USS FESSENDEN in station #2

1831 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1834 Entered inland waters. Detached to proceed independently into port.

Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1839 Passed buoys no. 1 and 2 abeam to port and starboard, respectively

1916 Moored starboard side to berth HOTEL 3.5, U.S. Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

with standard mooring lines

1928 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch

1930 ENS P.V. TOW reported on board for duty

2008 Commenced fueling.

2108 Secured from taking on fuel, having received 20,769 gallons of diesel fuel oil.

Draft on completion of fueling: forward 106, aft 110

9-7-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0930 Set the special sea and anchoring details

0958 Underway in accordance with COMCORTRON 7 dispatch 070635Z. The

Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform with the channel

1036 Moored starboard side to the USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO,

berth 23.5, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard destroyer mooring lines

1047 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) moored alongside to port.

1355 The summary court-martial opened at 1355 in the case of WILDCAT, F.D., EM2

1425 The summary court-martial in the case of WILDCAT, F.D., EM2 adjourned to

await the action of the convening authority

9-8-57 0900 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside.

9-9-57 1300 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

1330 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1358 Underway from berth 23.5, pier BRAVO, for station OSCAR in accordance

COMAEWWGPAC msg 040100Z Sept for lat 25-32N long 157-30W.

Captain has the conn. Maneuvering to conform to the channel

1430 Passed buoy no. 2 close aboard to port. Set course 124, speed 18 kts

1434 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular underway watch, condition IV

1540 Sighted Makapuu Point Lighthouse bearing 007, range 4 miles.

9-10-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, T.H. to barrier patrol at 250-30W,

in accordance with COMAEWWGPAC msg 040100Z, on course 003, speed 18 kts.

Material condition BAKER is set

0730 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to maintain station of a 1 mile

radius about Point OSCAR, lat. 25 32N, long 157 30W.

1600 Maneuvering on various courses for barrier exercise.

1650 Completed barrier exercise.

9-11-57 0000 Steaming independently between longitudes 1570 09W and 1570 52W on latitude 250 32N

in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 202-57. Base course 100, speed 10 kts

0035 Launched weather balloon

0800 Commenced maneuvering for barrier exercise.

0825 Ceased exercise. Set course 120

0953 Commenced maneuvering for barrier exercise.

1640 Completed barrier exercise. C/c to 180. c/s to 18 kts, enroute to Pearl Harbor

2350 Fire discovered in muffler space 01-81-0-Q. Manned general quarters stations.

9-12-57 0000 Steaming independently from lat 25-32N long 157-30W to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with

COMBARPAC message 040100Z. Setting material condition ABLE and

condition of readiness ONE

0001 Fire reported out in muffler space 02-81-0-Q. Minor damage to paintwork

on inside bulkhead and overhead in muffler space. No personnel casualties.

0006 Set fire watch on muffler space, 01-81-0-Q

0043 Secured from general quarters, set the regular steaming watch

0525 Sighted Makapuu Point Light bearing 202, 30 miles

0654 Passed Pyramid Rock light abeam to starboard, 11 miles.

0850 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0851 Entered inland waters

0855 Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel, ENS N.S. TAUT has

the conn. Captain and Navigator on the bridge

0920 Captain assumed the conn

0921 Commenced maneuvering to moor alongside USS JOYCE (DER-317)

0931 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) with standard mooring lines at pier

BRAVO, berth 23.5, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

Draft forward 10 4, aft 10 6

0939 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail, set the regular in-port watch

1027 ENS F.T. TRACKING reported on board for duty

9-13-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: none

9-14-57 0700 CDR SHAMER, COMCORTRON 7 broke his pennant in this vessel.

9-15-57 0910 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

9-16-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

9-17-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: TURNTURTLE, C.S., DC3, absent since 0715 this date,

WATERBREAKER, W.C., DC2, absent since 0600, this date

0820 TURNTURTLE, C.S., DC3, returned on board having been AWOL since 0715 this date.

WATERBREAKER, W.C., DC2, returned on board having been AWOL since 0600 this date

9-18-57 0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0900 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

TURNTURTLE, C.S., DC3, Offense: violation of UCMJ, Art. 86, AWOL from

0715, 17 September 1957 to 0820, 17 September 1957, a period of one (1) hour

and five (5) minutes. Punishment: restriction to the limits of the ship for seven (7) days

commencing 18 September 1957.

WATERBREAKER, W.C., DC2, Offense: AWOL from 0600, 17 September 1957 to

0820, 17 September 1957, a period of two (2) hours and fifteen (15) minutes.

Punishment: restriction to the limits of the ship for seven (7) days

commencing 18 September 1957.

1414 Stationed the sectional special sea and anchoring detail to facilitate

breasting out from the inboard ship of the nest.

1520 YTB 159 came alongside to port

1600 YTB 159 cast off

1605 YTB 290 (CANOCAN) came alongside to port

1615 YTB 159 came alongside to port

1620 YTB 290 (CANOCAN) and YTB 159 cast off, the breasting out having been completed.

1630 The sectional special sea and anchoring detail was secured

9-19-57 0000 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines.

Modified condition BAKER is set. Ships present include various units of the

U.S. Pacific Fleet, Chinese Nationalist Navy, harbor and district craft.

SOPA is CINCPACFLT in CINCPACFLT Headquarters,

Makalapa Heights, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

9-20-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: none

9-21-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-22-57 0835 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-23-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

9-24-57 0730 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

9-25-57 0645 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0717 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 39-57

with Commander, Escort Squadron SEVEN embarked. Commenced

maneuvering to conform to the channel. The Captain has the conn

0730 The Navigator assumed the conn

0748 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard, 100 yds.

0751 Set course 202, speed 15 kts. secured the special sea and anchoring detail.

Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1-AS.

0757 Commenced maneuvering on crossover barrier patrol station bearing 180, range 5000 yds.

from Pt. XRAY, a point midway between channel buoys no. 1 and no. 2.

0855 Formed 2C3 bent line screen. This ship screen guide in station 1. USS DURANT in station 2,

USS JOYCE in station 3, USS FESSENDEN formation guide in station 0,

base course 245, speed 12 kts. OTC is COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel

0900 c/s to 16 kts. Commenced steering sinuous course, Cam 1.

1050 Sighted exercise torpedo bearing 255.

1051 Commenced maneuvering in order to locate exercise torpedo for retrieving ship.

1130 Formed circular screen 2C2, USS JOYCE as guide, USS FESSENDEN in station 1,

this ship in station 2, screen axis 010, speed 10 kts

1157 c/s to 18 kts. Commenced steering sinuous course, Cam 1

1202 c/c to 0600, ceased sinuating

1210 c/c to 0900. Commenced steering sinuous course, Cam one

1221 Sighted torpedo wake bearing 0120, flare from submarine sighted bearing 0120,

maneuvering while avoiding torpedo and conducting dual ship attack exercises.

1300 Sighted flare from submarine bearing 2400.

1310 Rejoined formation as guide, commenced steering sinuous course, Cam one, base course 2000.

1314 c/s to 18 kts, ceased sinuating

1359 c/s to 14 kts, commenced steering sinuous course, Cam one, base course 0200.

1420 Maneuvering while conducting dual ship attack exercise.

1432 Stopped attack, formed single column formation, normal sequence on base course 0200.

Base spd 14 kts. This ship is guide

1438 Secured from general quarters 1AS

1442 Sighted yellow flare from submarine

1545 Opened formation to double standard distance

1550 Passed #1 buoy abeam to port, 75 yds. Maneuvering to conform to channel

1553 USS JOYCE (DER-317) and USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) ordered to

proceed independently into port. Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail

1555 Passed from international to inland waters

1600 Maneuvering to conform to Pearl Harbor channel

1617 Captain has the conn. The Navigator is on the bridge

1628 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth B23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard destroyer mooring lines

1637 Received USS JOYCE (DER-317) alongside to port.

1650 Secured the special sea and anchoring details, set the regular in port watch

9-26-57 0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0705 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: TURNTO, B.W., ENC

0730 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail. Draft readings; forward 10 0, aft 10 10,

mean 10 5

0745 Completed preparations for getting underway

0752 TURNTO, B.W., ENC, reported aboard having been AWOL since 0700 this date

0816 USS JOYCE (DER-317) underway from alongside.

0825 Underway in accordance with FLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 39-57.

Captain has the conn. Maneuvering to conform to the channel

0831 LTJG W.P. TAMPION assumed the conn

0856 Passed buoy No. 1 abeam to starboard, 75 yds

0858 Set course 135, speed 15. Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set

the regular underway watch, Condition IV

0917 Exercised all repair parties at general quarters.

0920 ENS F.T. TRACKING assumed the deck and the conn

0923 Commenced maneuvering while conducting engineering casualty drills.

1135 Gyro compass indicates 120E error caused from loss of power. Commenced

steering by magnetic compass

1138 All engineering casualties restored. Secured from all engineering drills.

1453 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1458 Entered inland waters. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1506 Passed buoy No. 2 abeam to starboard, 50 yds

1525 Captain assumed the conn

1537 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth B23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard mooring lines

1547 Received USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) alongside to port.

1550 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

9-27-57 0600 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees; none

0618 Received draft readings. 10 0 fwd. 10 9 aft

0630 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0708 USS FESSENDEN underway from alongside to port.

0714 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op-Order 39-57

with Commander, Escort Squadron SEVEN embarked. Captain has the conn.

Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

0746 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard, 30 yds. Set course 212, speed 20 to take station,

in a column formation, USS JOYCE (DER-317) is the guide in station 1,

USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) in station 2, USS LANSING in station 3

0750 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch, condition IV.

Commenced maneuvering to take station

0825 On station. Guide bears 202, 1000 yds

0835 Rendezvoused with USS DURANT (DER-389)

0845 c/s to 8 kts. c/c to 255. USS DURANT in station 4, 500 yds astern

0918 c/c to 065. Guide bears 245, 1000 yds. Exercised the crew at general

quarters., condition 1-AA for gunnery surface firing exercises.

1009 USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) assumed the guide in station 1, LANSING in station 2,

DURANT in station 3, USS JOYCE detached to proceed independently to port.

Guide bears 245, range 500 yds

1046 Assumed the guide in station 1, USS DURANT in station 2, USS FESSENDEN

detached to proceed independently to port

1058 Commenced firing run.

1102 Ceased firing.

1115 Commenced firing run

1119 Completed firing exercises, having expended 24 rounds 3/50 cal. BL&P.

1127 Set condition BAKER

1128 Secured from general quarters. Set the regular steaming watch, condition IV

1159 c/c to 065. USS DURANT assumed the guide in station 1. LANSING in station 2.

1230 Assumed the guide. Maneuvering to exchange stations with USS DURANT

1400 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1407 Entered inland waters

1412 Detached from formation to proceed into port independently

1413 Commenced maneuvering to conform to harbor channel. Captain has the conn.

Navigator on the bridge

1445 Moored starboard side to the USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1417 USS DURANT (DER-389) moored alongside to port.

1450 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

1500 Commenced receiving services from the pier

9-28-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-29-57 0815 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

9-30-57 1030 Commenced taking on fuel.

1135 Completed fueling, having received 28,388 gal. diesel fuel. Draft fwd. 10 6, aft. 10 10

10-1-57 0000 Moored starboard side to USS JOYCE (DER-317) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. Modified condition BAKER is set.

Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, harbor and district craft.

SOPA is CINCPACFLT in CINCPACFLT Headquarters,

Makalapa Heights, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

10-2-57 0530 TURNBUCKLE, M.A., EN2, was returned aboard by the Hawaiian Armed Services Police,

accused of drunk and disorderly conduct.

0725 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: WINDWARD, I.W., TE2

0952 WINDWARD, I.W., TE2, reported on board having AWOL since 0715 this date

10-3-57 0930 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

WINDWARD, I.W., TE2, Offense: AWOL from 0715, 2 October 1957 to 0952,

2 October 1957, a period of two (2) hours and thirty seven (37) minutes.

Punishment: restriction to the limits of the ship for two (2) weeks.

TURNBUCKLE, M.A., EN2, Offense: Conduct of a nature tending to bring discredit on the service

Punishment: warning

10-4-57 1300 Mustered the crew at quarters for Captains Personnel Inspection.

1348 Secured from Captains Personnel Inspection.

1400 Commenced Captains Inspection of Upper Decks.

1445. Secured from inspection.

10-5-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

10-6-57 0915 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentees: none

0953 Made preparations for getting underway

1033 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1100 USS DURANT (DER-389) underway from alongside.

1107 Underway in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 202-57. Captain has the conn.

Navigator is on the bridge. COMCORTRON 7 embarked.

1108 Commenced maneuvering to clear channel

1135 Formed column with USS DURANT (DER-389) as guide. This ship in station 2,

USS JOYCE (DER-317) in station 3, base course 1140, speed 15 kts.

OTC is COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel

1114 (1144?) Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

1209 Entered international waters

1225 Passed Diamond Head Light abeam to port. 1600 yds.

1305 USS DURANT (DER-389) and USS JOYCE (DER-317) detached to proceed as previously directed.

1318 Passed Makapuu Point Light abeam to port. 3.5 miles.

1340 c/c to 0600 to avoid fishing boat.

1348 Set material condition ABLE in all engineering spaces

1400 Commenced 16 kt. Economy run.

1820 Received gyro compass casualty.

1938 Gyro compass back in normal operation.

2000 Secured from 16 kt economy trial. Set material condition BAKER in engineering spaces

2024 C/s to 14 kts, on port shaft due to engineering casualty to No. 3 main engine.

2250 c/s to 18 kts. on starboard shaft

10-7-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute to barrier patrol station at Point OSCAR,

lat 25-32N long 157-30W in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 202-57.

OTC is COMCORTRON 7 IN THIS VESSEL.

Condition of readiness IV, and material condition BAKER are set

0635 Arrived Point OSCAR. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at

12.6 kts to remain within 2000 yds of station, counterclockwise rotation.

2350 Ceased maneuvering around Point OSCAR. Changed course to 0000.

10-8-57 0600 Commenced maneuvering to remain within one mile of Point OSCAR, lat. 25-32N, long 157-30W.

1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishments as follows:

WATERTIGHT, K.S., FN Offense: violation of article 92, UCMJ, failure to obey a lawful order

or regulation. Punishment: warning.

TURBINE, H.S., TN, Offense: violation of article 86, UCMJ, AWOL from 1300, 3 October 1957

to 2300, 3 October 1957, a period of about ten (10) hours.

Punishment: one (1) week extra duty

1115 The following named man received a laceration on his right elbow, when a wrench being used

to remove a tap from no. 10 cylinder on no. 3 main engine slipped.

Not misconduct. Man was returned to duty after treatment: TACKLE, P. C., FN.

2215 Completed Barrier Exercises scheduled for this date.

10-9-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute to station HARRY on course 320, speed 13 kts.

OTC is COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel.

0551 On station HARRY, 250 32 N, 1570 07.8 W. Commenced maneuvering on

various courses to maintain station, on barrier Patrol Exercise Station Point HARRY.

0917 Exercised the crew at general quarters, condition 1-AA for damage control battle problem.

1118 Secured from general quarters.

2305 Completed barrier patrol exercises for this date. Changed course to 140

10-10-57 0601 On station HARRY. Commenced maneuvering to remain within 2000 yds of station.

2235 Ceased rotating around station HARRY. BARPAC exercises completed for this date. C/c to 1400.

10-11-57 0625 Commenced maneuvering on various courses to maintain station one mile from Point HARRY.

0715 Commenced barrier patrol exercises.

0830 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

1040 Secured from general quarters.

2215 Completed PACAIRBEX. Set course 185 enroute from Barrier Patrol Station HARRY

to Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2315 c/s to 18 kts

10-12-57 0745 Set general quarters in all engine room spaces.

0900 Commenced full power run.

0940 Sighted island of Oahu, bearing 212, range 54 miles.

1107 Sighted Molokai Island bearing 148, range 42 miles.

1300 Completed full power run. Set condition BAKER in engineering spaces.

Secured from general quarters.

1340 Sighted the USS DURANT (DER-389), distance 11 miles

1420 Formed column with USS DURANT as guide, this ship in station 2. OTC is

COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel. Base course 270, speed 18 kts

1509 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail

1510 Entered inland waters

1511 Commenced maneuvering to conform to harbor channel. Detached from

formation to proceed into port independently.

1601 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1610 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

1658 Received draft readings: fwd 10 5, Aft 10 5

10-13-57 1900 Commander SHAMER, COMCORTRON 7, hauled down his pennant and departed on 5 days TAD.

10-14-57 0936 ENS MARTEN, SC, reported aboard for temporary duty for a period of about seventeen (17) days.

10-15-57 0720 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

10-16-57 0730 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

10-17-57 0628 Captain SHAMER, COMCORTRON 7, returned from temporary additional duty

and broke his flag in this vessel.

0807 YO 87 moored alongside to port

0820 Commenced receiving fuel, draft forward 108, aft 100

0922 Completed fueling, having received 29,878 gallons, draft forward 106, aft 110

1036 Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

WHERRY, P.B., FA, Offense: violation of art. 86, UCMJ.

Punishment: awarded summary court-martial.

TRUCK, F.C., SA, Offense: violation of art. 128 (Assault), UCMJ.

Punishment: two weeks extra duty.

TRIP, L.G., FN Offense: violation of art. 128, UCMJ. Punishment: warning.

TRIM, A.H., SA Offense: violation of art. 134, UCMJ. Punishment: warning

1207 YO 87 underway from along side.

10-18-57 0725 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

10-19-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

10-20-57 1119 The summary court martial in the case of WHERRY, P.B., FA, convened

1144 The summary court martial in the case of WHERRY, P.B., FA, adjourned to

await the action of the convening authority

10-21-57 0710 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2, AWOL since 0710 this date

0731 STATIONBILL, W.D., SM2, returned on board AWOL since 0710 this date,

a period of approximately 21 minutes

0827 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 43-57.

COMCORTRON 7 embarked as OTC. Captain has the conn,

navigator on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering to clear channel

0900 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0901 Formed column with USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) as guide. This ship in station 2.

OTC is COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel. Base course 174, speed 15 kts.

0904 Entered international waters

0941 USS LANSING assumed guide of formation

1032 Conducted fire drill and exercised crew at general quarters.

1044 Condition ABLE set

1100 Commenced exercise Z-4-G

1102 Commenced maneuvering while conducting exercise.

1214 Completed anti-aircraft firing exercise, expended 59 rounds VT non frag.

1218 Secured from general quarters.

1230 This ship assumed guide

1530 Commenced preparations for entering port

1554 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail

1556 Entered inland waters

1558 Maneuvering to conform to channel

1600 Detached to proceed independently into port

1622 The Captain assumed the conn

1633 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard mooring lines

1643 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) came alongside to port. Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

Set the regular in-port watch

10-22-57 0605 Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: none

0615 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0620 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0651 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside.

0657 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 43-57.

Captain has the conn, Navigator on the bridge. COMCORTRON 7 embarked.

Commenced maneuvering to clear channel

0724 Formed column formation with USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) as guide.

This ship in station 2, OTC is COMCORTRON 7 in this vessel. Base course 174, speed 18 kts

0730 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0950 Exercised the crew at general quarters.

0956 Set material condition BAKER. Secured from general quarters. Detached

USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) for ISE

1002 Maneuvering while conducting anti aircraft tracking drills.

1135 Secured from general quarters. Detached USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) for ISE.

1222 Conducted lost steering control drill. Shifted steering to after steering.

1225 Shifted steering control to the bridge.

1241 Assumed the guide of a column formation in sta. #1. USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) in sta #2,

500 yards astern

1244 Exercised the crew at general quarters for gunnery firing exercises.

1252 Commenced exercise 7-Z-G.

1254 Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to unmask the batteries.

1404 Secured from gunnery firing exercises having expended 15 rds VT frag and 64 rds VT non-frag.

1406 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) assumed the guide in sta. #1. Commenced

maneuvering to gain sta. #2 in a column formation

1412 On station. The guide bears 135, range 500 yards

1418 Secured from general quarters. Set the regular steaming watch

1430 USS LANSING assumed the guide in sta #1. USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) in sta #2.

c/s to 18 kts

1847 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1850 Detached from formation to proceed independently into port

1855 Captain has the conn

1856 Commenced maneuvering to conform to channel enroute to berth 23

1948 Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DER-389) at pier BRAVO, berth 23

with standard mooring lines at U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

10-23-57 0550 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0620 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0650 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333), underway from alongside. Draft 11 ft. aft, 10 ft. 4 in. fwd

0657 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 43-57.

Captain has the conn. COMCORTRON 7 embarked.

0658 Commenced maneuvering to clear channel

0729 Passed into international waters

0729 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0730 Formed column, guide is USS STRICKLAND in station ONE, this ship is station TWO.

Guide bears 1740, 500 yards. Base course 1740, base speed 18 kts

0951 Exercised the crew at general quarters for gunnery firing exercises.

1015 Commenced exercise Z-4-G.

1125 Completed gunnery firing exercises, having expended 51 rds of VT frag ammunition.

1129 LANSING assumed the guide in sta. #1. USS STRICKLAND in sta. #2 of a column formation.

Secured from general quarters. Set the regular steaming watch, condition IV

1135 USS STRICKLAND commenced to take station bearing 270, range 8 miles

1314 Exercised crew at general quarters for competitive damage control exercises.

1318 Set condition ABLE. Commenced damage control battle problem.

1521 Set condition BAKER. Secured from damage control exercises and general quarters.

1522 Detached USS STRICKLAND to proceed independently into port

1545 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1548 Captain has the conn

1548 Entered inland waters.

1549 Commenced maneuvering to conform to channel enroute to pier BRAVO, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1627 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard destroyer mooring lines

1635 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) moored alongside to port. Secured the

special sea and anchoring detail

10-24-57 0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0730 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0759 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside. Draft 10 ft. 11 in. Aft, 9 ft. 11 in. Fwd.

0811 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU Op Order 43-57. Captain has the conn

0812 Commenced maneuvering to clear channel

0845 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0855 Entered international waters

0856 Set condition ABLE in all engineering spaces.

0900 Commenced 12 knot economy run.

1500 Completed 12 knot economy run.

1520 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail. Entered inland waters

1523 Maneuvering to clear channel

1603 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

using standard mooring lines

1614 Received the USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) to port. Secured the special

sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch

10-25-57 0725 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

10-26-57 0800 Mustered crew on stations; absentees: none

10-27-57 0830 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

10-28-57 0835 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside.

1232 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) moored alongside to port.

10-29-57 0730 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside this vessel.

1640 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) moored alongside to port.

10-30-57 1600 Pursuant to BUPERS Orders, ENS MARTEN was detached from this ship

with orders to report to USS JOYCE (DER-317) for duty, temporary duty completed

10-31-57 0732 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: TURNTO, B.W., ENC, absent without authority from muster

0748 USS STRICKLAND (DER-333) underway from alongside.

2245 TURNTO, B.W., ENC returned on board, having been AWOL since 0715 this date

11-1-57 0600 Pursuant to BUPERS ltr, LT A.D. TOPSIDE, was detached from this ship with orders

to report to Commander, Escort Squadron seven for duty on his staff

1200 COMCORTRON 7 shifted his pennant from this vessel to USS FESSENDEN (DER-142)

1340 Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WIGWAG, F.S., FN, offense: Illegal breakage of a window of a private automobile.

Punishment: Reduction in rate from E-3 to E-2 suspended for a period of six months

11-2-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters: absentee: WATERTIGHT, K.S., FN, AWOL since 0745 this date.

0813 WATERTIGHT, K.S., FN, returned on board having been AWOL since 0745 this date

0814 Draft reading 10'10" aft, 11' forward

0830 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0908 Underway in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 msg 232047Z Oct 1957

and COMNAVWESTCONAD OpOrder 1-56.

0909 Maneuvering to clear the channel

0944 Set course 1250T, speed 18 kts

0945 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail

0955 Entered international waters

1020 c/c to 081

1130 c/c to 041

11-3-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from Pearl harbor, T.H. to Continental Air Defense Picket Station 5,

lat 420 00N long 1310 20W in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE

msg 232047Z Oct 57 and COMNAVWESTCONAD Region Op-Order 1-56 on course 041,

speed 16.5 kts. Material condition BAKER is set

0715 Commenced steering by magnetic compass

0730 Commenced steering by gyro compass

11-4-57 1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WATERTIGHT, K.S., FN, Offense: AWOL from 0745, 2 November 1957 to 0813,

2 November 1957, a period of twenty-eight (28) minutes.

Punishment: one week extra duty.

TRICK, P.T., TN, Offense: Failure to obey a lawful order. Punishment: one week extra duty

1536 Commenced maneuvering to launch balloon.

1537 Returned to base course 0450T

1700 While going through hatch during the course of his duties as mess cook,

WEATHEREYE, B.A., SN, received lacerations of right second finger and left third finger

when a hatch closed on his hand; not due to his own misconduct.

Treatment administered by medical representative. Disposition: returned to duty.

1844 Obtained radar contact bearing 011, range 22 miles, on course 227, speed 9.5, CPA 317, 13 miles.

11-5-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, T.H. to lat 420-00'N long 1310-20'W,

in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 msg 232047Z Oct. '57 and

COMNAVWESTCONAD Region Op-order 1-56. On course 0450, speed 16 kts.

Material condition BAKER, and condition of readiness 4 are set.

11-6-57 1840 The Summary Court-Martial opened in the case of TURNTO, B.W., ENC

1904 The Summary Court-Martial in the case of TURNTO, B.W., ENC, adjourned to

await the action of the convening authority

11-7-57 0100 Set all clocks ahead one (1) hour to conform to +8 (UNIFORM) Time Zone

1024 Sighted USS WILHOITE (DER-397) bearing 0600 at 11,100 yds.

1030 On station 5 in accordance with COMNAVWESTCONAD Op-Order 1-56,

maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to close the WILHOITE for light line transfer.

1035 Stationed the special sea and replenishment details

1056 Commenced light line transfer

1121 Completed light line transfer.

1202 c/s to 7.5 kts on #1 main engine only

11-8-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 002, base speed 6 knots.

11-9-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 1900, base speed 7.5 knots.

11-10-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 300, base speed 10 knots.

11-11-57 0245 Obtained radar surface contact bearing 143, range 22 miles; course 240, speed 8,

CPA bearing 200, range 12 miles.

11-12-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 0450T, base speed 7.5 knots.

11-13-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 1350, base speed 10 knots

11-14-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 0450, base speed 10 knots

11-15-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 170, base speed 5 knots

11-16-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 3500, base speed 8.5 knots

11-17-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 1800T, base speed 8.5 knots

11-18-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 350, basespeed 9 knots

11-19-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 190, base speed 7.5 knots

11-20-57 0000 Steaming on CONAD Picket Station #5 in accordance with

COMNAVWESCONAD Op-Order 1-56. Base course 020, base speed 8.5 knots

2148 Relieved by USS SAVAGE (DER-386) from patrol on CONAD Station #5.

Reported to COMNAVWESTSEAFRON for operational control.

2202 Set course 232 for Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2204 c/s to 17 kts

11-21-57 0000 Steaming independently on course 2320 at 17 kts. Enroute from CONAD

Radar Picket Station FIVE, to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with

COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 232047Z October 1957. Material

condition BAKER, and condition of readiness FOUR are set

1800 Turned all ship's clocks back one hour to conform to +9 (VICTOR) time zone

2110 Sighted vessel bearing 182, range 15 miles, on course 275, speed 21.5. CPA

bearing 250, range 9,700 yds.

11-22-57 0000 Steaming independently on course 228 at 19 kts. Enroute from CONAD

Radar Picket Station FIVE, to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with

COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 232047Z October 1957. Material

condition BAKER, and condition of readiness FOUR are set

11-23-57 0000 Steaming independently on course 2280 at 17.5 kts. Enroute from CONAD

Radar Picket Station FIVE, to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with

COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 232047Z October 1957. Material

condition BAKER, and condition of readiness FOUR are set

1800 Set all clocks back one (1) hour to conform with +10 (W) time

11-24-57 0000 Steaming independently enroute from CONAD Radar Picket Station FIVE,

to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE msg

232047Z October 1957, on course 224 at 17.5 kts. Material

condition BAKER, and condition of readiness IV are set

11-25-57 0000 Steaming independently on course 2110 at 16.5 kts. Enroute from CONAD

Radar Picket Station FIVE, to Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with

COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 232047Z October 1957. Material

condition BAKER, and condition of readiness FOUR are set

1340 Sighted Diamond Head Light bearing 2680 at 9 miles

1418 Diamond Head light abeam to starboard, range 4 miles.

1420 Commenced preparations for entering port

1443 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1447 Completed preparations for entering port

1448 Entered inland waters

1450 Commenced maneuvering to conform with the channel

1524 Moored starboard side to USS FESSENDEN (DER-142), pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1526 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail; set the regular in port watch

11-26-57 1530 YO-78 alongside to port. Commenced taking on fuel Draft forward 9' 4", draft aft 9' 8",

mean draft 9' 8"

1840 Secured from taking on fuel, having received 75,583 gal. diesel fuel. Draft forward 10' 10", aft 10' 6"

11-27-57 0800 Commenced making preparations for getting underway

0830 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0901 ADM CURTS, USN, Deputy CINCPACFLT, came on board, broke the

flag of the Deputy CINCPACFLT.

0908 Underway from alongside the USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) enroute to sea

in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE msg 270015Z Nov 1957.

Captain has the conn. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

0939 Passed buoy no. 1 abeam to starboard, 100 yards. Set course 153 and speed 15 kts

0943 Secured all unnecessary personnel from the special sea and anchoring detail.

Commenced making preparations for conducting a burial at sea ceremony.

0948 Entered International waters. C/c to 270

0953 Assembled all hands not actually on watch on the fantail

0954 Commenced the burial at sea ceremony.

0956 Stopped all engines.

1000 Committed the ashes of Mr. Kenneth B CARNEY to the deep.

1003 Completed the burial at sea ceremony. C/c to 005. c/s to 15 kts

1008 Stationed the special sea and anchoring detail. Entered inland waters.

1015 Passed buoy no. 2 abeam to starboard, 75 yds. Commenced maneuvering to

conform to the channel

1047 Moored starboard side to USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring line

1054 Deputy CINCPACFLT departed; hauled down the flag of Deputy CINCPACFLT.

1057 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in port watch.

1130 Received draft readings. Forward 10' 6", aft 11' 0"

11-28-57 0815 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

11-29-57 1000 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples;

conditions normal. Conducted weekly test of magazine sprinkling system; test satisfactory

11-30-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: none

12-1-57 0000 Moored starboard side to USS FESSENDEN (DER-142), pier BRAVO,

berth 23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines.

Modified material condition BAKER is set. Ships present include various units

of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, harbor and district craft. SOPA is CINCPACFLT

in CINCPACFLT Headquarters, Makalapa Heights, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

12-2-57 0755 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none

12-3-57 1000 The Commanding Officer held meritorious mast and commended

WORMING, L.P., MM3; TACKLE, P.C., FN; and UPANCHOR, H.U., EN2

12-4-57 0800 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: none

12-5-57 1006 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

TRICE, H.U., SA, Offense: Conduct of a nature prejudicial to good order and discipline.

Punishment: One (1) week restriction to the ship

12-6-57 0755 Quarters for muster and inspection. Absentees: none

12-7-57 1505 While repairing dogs on a hatch WATERBREAKER, W.C., DC2, received

laceration on his left thumb; not due to his own misconduct.

Treatment administered by the medical representative. Disposition: returned to duty.

12-8-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees; none

12-9-57 0710 Commenced making preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 10' 6", aft 10' 7"

0720 Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees: TRANSOM, A.T., RM2, absent since 0700 this date

0800 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0805 TRANSOM, A.T., RM2, returned on board having been AWOL since 0720 this date

0820 U.S. Navy Pilot, CAPT TAYLOR came aboard

0825 Received YTL-235 on the port bow.

0831 Underway from berth B23 to berth W-2 in accordance with COMNAVBASE, PEARL

msg 090530Z Dec. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel. The pilot has the conn

0832 YTL-235 cast off

0850 Entered West Loch, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0859 Received YTL-235 on the port bow.

0910 Moored starboard side to pier W, berth 2, West Loch, NAD, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard mooring lines singled

0913 The pilot left the ship. YTL-235 cast off.

0914 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch

0926 Commenced loading ammunition.

0948 Completed loading ammunition, having received from the Naval Ammunition Depot,

West Loch, Pearl Harbor, T. H., 200 rounds 3/50 VT non-frag;

90 rounds 3/50 VT frag; 6 markers, depth charge MK1 Mod 2, day use;

and 6 markers, depth charge, MK2, Mod 0, night use.

1015 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1037 Received YTL-235 on the port bow.

1040 Underway from berth W-2 to berth B-23, Pearl Harbor, T.H. The Captain has the conn.

Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1043 YTL-235 cast off

1117 Moored starboard side USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1120 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch

1500 USS HARVESON (DER-316) in approaching BRAVO pier 22, U.S. Naval Station,

Pearl Harbor, T.H., hit the USS LANSING (DER-388) port bow with

depth charge rack making an eight (8) inch indentation into the peak tank.

No other apparent damage except scraped paint. No personnel casualties.

12-10-57 0750 Mustered crew at quarters: absentees: TRAINER, G.C., CS1, AWOL since 0745, 10 December 1957

0830 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0859 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, Pearl Op Order 50-57. Navigator has the conn.

Captain is on the bridge. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

0906 LT W.P. TAMPION, has the conn

0933 Passed buoy No. 1 abeam to starboard, 100 yds. Set course 165, speed 15 kts

0935 Secured the special sea and anchoring details, set the regular underway watch

0940 Entered international waters

0941 ENS N.S. TAUT, has the conn

0953 Exercised the crew at General Quarters, condition 1-AS.

1000 Secured from ASW General Quarters, except for ASW-attack teams.

Condition ABLE is set below the main deck.

1010 Commenced maneuvering while conducting ASW multi-ship exercises, in

company with USS EPPERSON (DDE-719). OCE, C.O., USS EPPERSON

1205 Ceased the exercise and directed by OCE to proceed as previously directed

1206 Secured the ASW attack team. Set course 340 at speed 15 kts. for Pearl Harbor. T.H.

1244 Entered inland waters

1245 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1250 Passed buoy No. 2 abeam to starboard, 50 yds. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1323 Moored starboard side USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

12-11-57 0108 TRAINER, G.C. CS1, reported aboard in custody of Base Police, having been

AWOL, since 0745, 10 December 1957

0130 TRAINER, G.C., CS1 left the ship in the custody of ENS C.L. TREND, and after

leaving the confines of the U.S. Naval Station, TRAINER, G.C., CS1, escaped from custody

0705 Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: TRAINER, G.C., CS1, AWOL since 0130,

11 December 1957; TRANSOM, A.T., RM2, AWOL since 0700, 11 December 1957

0730 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

0740 TRANSOM, A.T., RM2, returned on board, AWOL since 0700, this date, a period

of approximately forty minutes

0750 USS HARVESON (DER-316) cast off from alongside to port.

0812 Underway in accordance with COMFLETRAGRU, PEARL OP ORDER 50-57.

Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel. Captain is on the bridge.

LT C.P. THWART, has the conn.

0849 Passed buoy No. 1 abeam to starboard, 100 yds. set course 153, speed 18 kts.

0850 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch,

Condition IV. LT W.P. TAMPION, assumed the conn

0855 Entered International waters

0903 Exercised the crew at General Quarters, Condition 1-AS in preparation for multi-ship ASW exercises,

with USS DURANT (DER-389) and USS BLACKFIN (SS-322).

0912 USS BLACKFIN submerged.

0920 USS BLACKFIN reported at 150 feet. Commenced ASW exercise Z-336-U.

Commenced maneuvering on various courses at 15 kts. while conducting the exercise

1236 Secured from ASW exercises. Secured the ASW attack team. Set the

regular underway watch, Condition IV. ENS F.T. TRACKING,

assumed the deck and the conn. USS DURANT assumed control of USS BLACKFIN

1347 Set the special sea and anchoring detail. Captain is on the bridge

1356 LT W.P. TAMPION, assumed the deck and the conn

1400 Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1434 Moored starboard side USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) at pier BRAVO, berth 23,

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with standard mooring lines

1442 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch.

1500 Draft readings Forward 10' 6", Aft 10' 10"

1509 RADM WOOD, USN, Commander, Cruiser Destroyer Forces, U.S. Pacific Fleet,

came aboard to pay an official call. Broke the flag of COMCRUDESPAC.

1521 COMCRUDESPAC departed. Hauled down the flag of COMCRUDESPAC.

12-12-57 0705 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: TRAINER, G.C., CS1, absent

since 0745, 10 December 1957

0800 At about 0700 TRAINER, G.C., CS1, turned himself into the U.S. Naval

Shipyard Dispensary for treatment and notified this command

1300 ENS M. S. SWINGSHIP reported aboard for duty in accordance with BuPers orders

12-13-57 0845 Quarters for personnel inspection by COMCORTRON SEVEN.

0906 CAPT SHAMER, COMCORTRON SEVEN, accompanied by members of his staff and

inspecting party from USS STRICKLAND (DER-333), came on board and commenced

administrative inspection. Broke pennant of COMCORTRON SEVEN.

0917 Secured from personnel inspection.

0918 Commenced lower deck inspection.

1148 Secured from lower deck inspection.

1400 COMCORTRON SEVEN, members of his staff and inspecting party left the ship.

COMCORTRON SEVEN broke his pennant in USS FESSENDEN (DER-142)

1410 Secured from inspection.

12-14-57 0720 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

0815 Received draft readings. Forward 10' 6", Aft 10' 10"

0930 Set the special sea and anchoring detail

1000 Underway in accordance with COMCORTRON SEVEN Memorandum dated 12 December 1957

for dependents cruise. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel.

Captain has the Conn. Navigator is on the bridge

1007 LT C.P. THWART, has the conn

1032 LT W.P. TAMPION, has the conn

1035 Passed Buoy No. 2 abeam to port, 100 yds

1038 Commenced maneuvering to take station in a column formation. OTC is COMCORTRON SEVEN

in USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) in Station 1, LANSING in Station2,

USS DURANT (DER-389) in Station 3, and USS HARVESON (DER-316)

in Station 4. Base course is 115; base speed, 11 knots.

Guide is USS FESSENDEN, bearing 115, 500 yds

1057 Commenced maneuvering to reverse order of ships in column to starboard.

USS HARVESON assumed the guide. When on Station guide bears 115, 1000 yds.

1100 Entered International waters

1108 On station

1114 All ships detached to operate independently. C/c to 090.

1117 c/c to 270

1300 Commenced maneuvering to take station in a column formation. The guide is the

USS DURANT in Sta. 1, LANSING in Station 2, USS HARVESON in Sta. 3,

USS FESSENDEN in Sta. 4. When on station, guide will bear 285, 500 yds.

Base course is 285, speed 11 kts.

1310 Entered inland waters.

1317 On station

1320 Detached to proceed independently into port

1326 Set the Special sea and anchoring detail

1329 LT W.P. TAMPION, has the conn. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge

1331 Passed Buoy No. 2 abeam to starboard, 100 yds. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the channel

1355 LT C.P. THWART, has the conn

1409 Moored starboard side to pier BRAVO, Berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

with standard mooring lines

1419 Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the regular in-port watch.

1442 Draft readings. Forward 10' 4", Aft 10' 9"

12-15-57 0000 Moored as before. USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) alongside to port.

12-16-57 1020 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

TRANSOM, A.T., RM2, AWOL from 0700 to 0740, 11 December 1957,

a period of about forty (40) minutes. Awarded: Five (5) days restriction

12-17-57 1000 The Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

VERYWELL, O.S., ENFN Offense: Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation.

punishment: Reduction in rate to E-3

12-18-57 0725 Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none

12-19-57 1020 Commanding Officer held mast and awarded non-judicial punishment as follows:

WATERLINE, S.S., FN, Offense: Violation of art. 134, UCMJ, out of uniform.

Violation of Art. 92, UCMJ, failure to obey a lawful order. Punishment:

Restricted to the limits of the ship for a period of one (1) week commencing this date.

12-20-57 0900 The Captain departed on three (3) days leave.

0930 Made weekly test of magazine sprinklers; test satisfactory

12-21-57 0807 Mustered on stations. Absentees: none

12-22-57 0800 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none

12-23-57 1605 The Commanding Officer returned on board from three (3) days leave

1806 Received standby notice from Commander, Hawaiian Sea Frontier to get

underway for SAR mission to search for U.S. Navy WV-2 aircraft

reported overdue with last known position at Lat. 22-10 N. Long. 157-56 W.

Commenced making preparations for getting underway.

1858 Commander Escort Squadron Seven came aboard.

1859 Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail

1921 Underway from Berth 23, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, TH to Lat. 22-10 N. Long. 157-56 W.

in accordance with COMHAWSEAFRON msg 240550Z Dec 1957.

Captain has the conn. The Navigator is on the Bridge. Commenced maneuvering

to conform to the channel

1945 COMCORTRON SEVEN shifted his pennant from USS FESSENDEN (DER-142) to this ship.

Broke the pennant of COMCORTRON SEVEN.

1952 Passed buoy No. 1 abeam starboard, 75 yds. Set course 245, speed 20 kts.

1955 Secured the Special Sea and Anchoring detail. Set the regular steaming watch

2005 No. 4 Main engine cracked a piston. C/s to 15 kts

2010 c/c to 265

2014 Starboard engine ahead flank port engine ahead standard. No. 4 engine reported out of commission.

2031 c/c to 325

2050 c/c to 331

2104 Sighted Kaena Point light bearing 341, range 14 miles

2110 Mustered the crew on stations. 82 men and 12 officers on board.

2158 Passed Kaena Point light abeam to starboard, 2 miles. C/c to 033

2217 Sighted white flare bearing 028.

2234 COMCORTRON SEVEN embarked in LANSING designated by

COMHAWSEAFRON as On-the-Scene Commander. Other ships in the are included

the SS HAWAIIAN FARMER, USCG Cutter BERING STRAIT (WAVP-34), and

2 Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station AVRs (Aircraft Rescue Vessel).

These units were at the scene of debris and lights found by U.S. Air Force aircraft and were

proceeding with the search and recovery of debris and survivors.

2253 Sighted four white flares bearing from 020 to 025.

2300 c/c to 030

2315 Sighted white flare bearing 028.

2330 c/c to 344

2332 c/c to 030

2343 c/c to 070. Sighted flares bearing 070.

12-24-57 0000 Steaming independently on course 070, with starboard engines ahead flank and port engines

ahead standard enroute from Pearl Harbor, T. H. to Lat. 22-10 N. Long. 157-56W.

in accordance with COMHAWSEAFRON msg 240550Z Dec. 1957 to aid in search and

rescue mission. Commander Escort Squadron Seven, On-the-Scene Commander,

embarked in this ship. Other ships present include the

USCG Cutter BERING STRAIT (WAVP-34), SS HAWAIIAN FARMER, and

2 MCAS AVRs. Condition BAKER is set, and all Rescue at Sea details are standing by.

0000 c/c to 020

0010 c/c to 013

0043 c/c to 025

0045 Sighted flares bearing 350.

0046 Received notice that one of the AVRs recovered 4 survivors and 2 bodies in the area of debris.

Commenced search for additional survivors.

0052 c/s to all engines ahead standard

0055 c/c to 015

0056 Marked datum at Lat. 22-16 N. Long. 158.00.8 W. c/c to 000. Commenced maneuvering

to search the area with a counterclockwise expanding square search

0120 c/c to 270

0135 c/c to 180

0200 c/c to 090

0210 Sighted faint bobbing white light bearing 140. c/c to 140

0214 c/c to 120

0215 c/c to 125

0217 c/c to 120

0219 White light determined to be the masthead light of USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) entering the area.

0225 c/c to 000

0235 c/c to 032 to avoid the CGC BERING STRAIT (WAVP-34)

0240 c/c to 000

0245 Sighted debris in water. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to investigate

and recover. Debris sighted was determined to be floating wood, paper plates,

one closed parachute pack or lift raft and one open parachute. Recovery was delayed

at this time to continue search for survivors.

0326 All engines ahead one-third. Set course 000

0415 All engines ahead standard

0436 c/c to 270

0517 c/c to 180

0602 c/c to 134

0615 USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) with Commander, Destroyer Flotilla Five arrived on the scene

with the USS FLETCHER (DDE-445) and assumed the duties as On-the-Scene Commander.

0620 c/c to 039

0638 c/c to 037

0650 c/c to 065. Commenced maneuvering to take station in a scouting line of four ships on

base course 270, speed 10 kts. distance between ships 3000 yds.

USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) in Sta. 1, USCGC BERING STRAIT (WAVP-34)

in Sta. 2, LANSING in sta. 3, and USS FLETCHER (DDE-445) IN Sta. 4

0658 c/c to 270, on station

0707 c/c to 000

0710 c/s to 15 kts. USCGC BERING STRAIT (WAVP-34) detached to proceed to port.

LANSING now in Sta. 2, FLETCHER in Sta. 3. Commenced maneuvering to gain station.

The Guide is USS CARPENTER

0713 c/c to 350

0715 c/c to 280

0717 c/c to 270

0723 c/s to 12 kts.

0727 c/c to 180

0735 Commenced working with helicopters. This ship assigned No. 9.

0735 c/s to 17 kts

0736 c/c to 190

0742 c/c to 180

0745 Commenced maneuvering to recover sighted parachute and other debris.

0800 Mustered the crew on stations, absentees none, except the men who

unavoidably missed the ship on sailing.

0819 Helicopter sighted life raft.

0821 Detached to pick up life raft. C/c to 280 all engines ahead standard

0829 Life raft sighted ahead, 2500 yds.

0830 c/c to 270, c/s to all engines ahead two-thirds

0831 Commenced maneuvering to recover life raft.

0850 Recovered life raft.

0851 Set course 100, all engines ahead two thirds

0922 All engines ahead standard proceeding to investigate debris sighted by Helicopter.

0952 Life Jacket sighted in water. Commenced maneuvering to recover life jacket.

1000 Life jacket, inflated, recovered.

1000 All engines ahead one-third

1004 Set course 200

1009 c/c to 220

1010 Commenced maneuvering to recover debris.

1020 Recovered fuel dip-stick.

1054 All engines ahead one third, steadied on course 220

1056 c/c to 200

1059 c/c to 260

1104 Commenced maneuvering to regain station in scouting line

1115 Regained station. C/c to 270.

1124 c/s to 13 kts

1313 c/c to 000

1315 c/s to 17 kts

1325 Commenced maneuvering to gain station 2 in a line formation on base course 000.

CAPENTER in Sta. 1, LANSING in Sta. 2, FLETCHER in Sta. 3, on station

1340 c/c to 090

1415 c/s to 14 kts

1547 c/c to 135. c/s to 13 kts

1550 c/c to 140

1553 c/c to 163, all engines ahead one-third

1600 c/c to 125

1610 c/s to 15 kts. Maneuvering to maintain station

1621 c/c to 140

1628 c/c to 135

1631 c/c to 315

1641 c/s to 14 kts

1642 c/c to 300

1646 c/s to 14 kts

1651 c/s to 12 kts

1713 The Guide shifted to USS FLETCHER (DDE-445). Guide now bears 030, range 1500 yards

1800 Steaming as before.

1945 c/c to 120

2000 Steaming as before

2245 c/c to 300

12-25-57 0000 Steaming in company with Commander, Destroyer Flotilla Five embarked in

USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) and the USS FLETCHER (DDE-445) on an

SAR mission, in accordance with COMHAWSEAFRON Msg 240550Z Dec 1957.

OTC and On-the-Scene Commander is COMDESFLOT FIVE.

Commander, Escort Squadron Seven is embarked. Steaming in a line abreast

scouting formation on base course 300, base speed 12 kts, distance 1500 yards.

Guide is the USS FLETCHER bearing 030, distance 1500 yds. This ship in Station 2

and the USS CARPENTER in Station 3. Condition BAKER is set.

Condition of readiness IV with extra lookouts is set. Rescue at sea

details are standing by

0020 USS LANSING assumed the Guide

0110 USS DURANT (DER-389) joined the formation in station 4

0342 Detached to investigate a light sighted by search aircraft. C/c to 240, c/s to 15 kts

0350 c/c to 230

0410 c/c to 200

0435 c/c to 180

0440 c/s to 10 kts

0445 c/c to 320

0447 c/s to 15 kts

0520 c/c to 305

0525 c./c 299. Maneuvering to pass through datum and commence a clockwise expanding square search

with a 2 mile sweep width.

0538 c/c to 270. Commenced search.

0543 c/c to 000

0552 c/c to 090

0610 c/c to 180

0630 c/c to 270

0645 c/c to 090 to take station 4 in a line abreast scouting formation on base speed of 10 kts,

base course 090. The Guide is USS FLETCHER (DDE-445) in Station 1.

USS CARPENTER in Station 2 and USS DURANT in Station 3,

distance between ships 2000 yds.

0715 c/c to 095 to gain station with distance expanded to 3000 yds. USS DURANT assumed the Guide.

When on station, the guide will bear 000, range 3000 yds

0743 On station

0745 c/c to 090

0750 c/s to 15 kts

0800 Mustered the crew on stations, absentees, none, except those who unavoidable missed ship on sailing

0955 c/c to 180 by search turn

1020 c/c to 270 by search turn. This vessel assumed the Guide

1021 c/s to 14.5 kts

1215 c/c to 180 by turn movement

1235 c/c to 270 by turn movement

1255 c/c to 180 by turn movement

1325 c/c to 110 by turn movement. USS FLETCHER (DDE-445) assumed the Guide

1402 c/c to 105 by wheel. USS DURANT (DER-389) assumed the Guide. Guide now bears 015, 3000 yds

1445 c/c to 090 by wheeling. Guide now bears 350, 9000 yds

1545 c/s to 10 kts

1556 c/c to 090. USS CARPENTER (DDE-825) assumed the Guide bearing 000, 6000 yds.

1619 Sighted object in water on port beam. Commenced maneuvering to recover

1625 Object identified as wooden crate. Commenced maneuvering to regain station

1630 c/s to 10 kts. Formation commenced changing course by search turn to 180.

Maneuvering to take station 4. USS FLETCHER assumed the Guide.

When on station Guide will bear 090, 2000 yards. USS DURANT in station 1,

USS CARPENTER in Station 2, USS FLETCHER in Station 3

1633 c/c to 000

1636 c/c to 180

1639 c/s to 7.5 kts

1651 c/s to 10 kts

1652 On station

1655 Formation commenced changing course by a search turn to course 300.

USS DURANT assumed the Guide.

1702 c/c to 300. Guide now bears 030, 6000 yards

1756 Detached to proceed independently into port, and released from SAR mission.

1758 c/c to 200, speed 17 kts. Proceeding from area to Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2311 Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail. LT W.P. TAMPION has the conn.,

Captain and Navigator on the Bridge

2322 Entered inland waters

2330 Commenced steering to conform to the channel

2341 Captain assumed the conn

**** The following article appeared in the Honolulu Star Bulletin on December 24, 1957.

2 Dead, 17 Missing Drill Said Crash Cause; Navy Silent. A

surviving officer was reported to have said a Navy Super Constellation with

23 persons aboard was holding a fire drill at 1500 feet when all four

engines suddenly stopped yesterday and it crashed into the ocean. The

crewmen were not available for direct interview by the press, however, and

the Navy first denied, then refused to confirm or deny the report. It was not

known whether the engines stopped operating or because someone

accidentally shut them off for some other reason. Early reports from the

rescue scene indicated the plane exploded on impact with the water. But

Rear Admiral L. B. Southerland of the Airborne Early Warning Wing said

he didnt believe the plane exploded on impact, but may have caught fire.

The plane was a RADAR-loaded WV-2 from the VW14 attachment of

Barrier Squadron 2 of the Airborne Early Warning Wing stationed at

Barbers Point. Survivors Listed. Four survivors and two bodies have been

found. The 17 others aboard are still missing. The Survivors are: 1

Commander Guy Howard, the Executive Officer of the Airborne Early

Warning Squadron to which the lost plane was attached. He was aboard to

check on the pilot during the training flight. 2 Lieutenant (jg) John

Thomas Kline, reported to be the man who said the engines cut out while a

fire drill was in progress. 3 Lieutenant (jg) Richard L Rentschler. 4

Franklin A Henry, an Aviation Electronics Technician, third class.

Howard, 41, lives in Oakland California. Kline, 25 and his wife Barbara

live at 2961 Kalawao Place, Honolulu, Rentschler, 22, is from Lincoln,

Nebraska and Henry, 22, is from Kankakee, Illinois. The survivors were

brought to the Kaneohe Marine Corps Air Station in the crash boat from

that base that picked them up. Henry and Rentschler were taken to Tripler

Army Hospital. Indications were that Howard may have sustained a skull

fracture. In Washington, D.C., Navy Officials said the casualty list from the

plane will not be ready until tonight and that it will be made public as soon

as the next of kin of the men were notified. The big plane went into the

water yesterday afternoon about 25 miles North of Kahuku Point,

westernmost tip of Oahu. Search planes and surface craft are concentrating

on a 13,500 square mile area centered 90 miles easterly and 90 miles

westerly. The Coast Guard Cutter Bering Strait reported sighting what was

believe to be part of the skin of an aircraft, and the Destroyer Escort