USS LANSING (DER-388) ACTIVITY LOG

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

 

(In the interest of protecting their anonymity, ship’s company have been assigned aliases,

which have no correlation to their actual name)

 

 

1-1-61       0000    ‘Tis the first night of the New Year, and last of the old.

                              As we sit in Pearl’s Shipyard where it’s never very cold.

                              SOPA is CINCPACFLT, high on the heights (Makalapa),

                              While units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet show their lights.

                              And harbor and district craft make their rounds;

                              All is quiet at Bravo 16, we hear not a sound.

                              Modified YOKE is the condition we’ve set,

                              Which we wouldn’t break, not even on a bet!

                              The Port side is nestled close to the pier

                              And we with the duty, can’t even get a beer!

                              The old year has parted, a new decade we’ve started.

                              We pray for smooth sailing before it’s departed.

                  0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None.

                  1723    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, two petty officers left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for temporary duty

                  2130    Two petty officers returned from TAD as Shore Patrol

1-2-61       0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: NONE

1-3-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, C.S., FA, Absent without authority from muster

                  1217    The Commanding officer held mast, and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

                                       PILOTING, M.S., SR; Offense: Violation of Article 134, UCMJ;

                                       Punishment: 14 days extra duty.

                                       RIBS, F.S., FN; Violation of Article 134, UCMJ;

                                       Punishment: 14 days extra duty

                  1246    YO-78, moored alongside to starboard.

                  1321    Commenced fueling from YO-78, draft forward 10 ft, 11 inches, draft aft 11 ft, 2 inches.

                  1359    Fueling complete. Draft forward 11 ft, 2 inches, aft, 11 ft, 0 inches, having received

                                       9010 gallons fuel oil on board

                  1405    YO-78 maneuvered clear of starboard side.

                  1414    SNUB, C.S., FA, returned on board having been AWOL since 0700 this date

1-4-61       0600    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, C.S., FA, absent without authority from muster

                  0613    Commenced preparations for getting underway

                  0614    Shifted electrical load from shore power to No. One (1) and Three (3) Ship’s Service Generators

                  0630    Stationed the special sea and anchor detail

                  0648    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft forward 11 ft, 2 ins; Aft, 11 ft, 0 ins.

                  0700    Underway for Area G-42 in compliance with COMDESFLOT FIVE Mov-Ord 1-61 and

                                       COMFLETRAGRU Pearl Op-Order 1-61. Maneuvering to clear the pier.

                                       ENS O.S. SCUPPER is at the conn. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge.

                  0704    Steering various courses at various speeds standing out of Pearl Harbor.

                  0735    Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set the regular underway watch.

                  0741    Entered International waters. Base course 272, Base speed 17.5 kts

                  0810    Passed Barber’s Point Light abeam bearing 003. Range 4.5 miles

                  0846    C/s 15 kts. Took No. One (1) Main Engine off the line due to faulty injector.

                  0915    Placed No. One (1) Main Engine on the line.

                  0925    C/s 17 kts.

                  0930    C/s 17.5 kts.

                  1030    Went to General Quarters.

                  1039    Set Material Condition Zebra

                  1045    Set Material Condition YOKE

                  1054    Commenced steering various courses at various speeds for aircraft tracking exercise.

                  1154    Completed exercise, secured from General Quarters.

                  1221    Went to General Quarters.

                  1230    Set Material Condition ZEBRA. Commenced steering various courses at various speeds.

                                       Commenced Anti-Aircraft Exercise.

                  1254    Commenced Firing.

                  1325    Ceased Fire.

                  1405    Set Material Condition YOKE. Secured from General Quarters.

                                       Ammunition expended: 64 rounds 3:/50Cal. VT Non-Frag. Set Base course 000, speed 15 kts.

                  1409    C/s 16 kts

                  1410    C/s 17 kts

                  1413    C/s 16 kts.

                  1414    C/s 15 kts

                  1415    C/s 12 kts

                  1420    C/c 007

                  1510    C/s 15 kts

                  1512    C/s 16 kts

                  1514    C/s 17 kts

                  1555    C/c 355

                  1605    C/c 350

                  1800    C/c to 338. Took departure and set course for NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and COMDESFLOT FIVE MovOrd 1-61,

                                       with Kilauea Light bearing 038, Range 13.8 miles.

                  2211    C/s 1/3 Port Shaft, due to loss of lube oil pressure on Number Two (2) reduction gear.

                  2215    Casualty repaired. Resumed full speed on the Port Shaft.

1-5-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MovOrd 1-61 and

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60 on course 338, Speed 17 kts.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of readiness IV are set.

                                       Numbers 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split

                                       between No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service generators

                  0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, C.S., FA.

                  0806    C/s 17.5 kts.

                  1445    Suffered a ruptured gasket on lube oil pump in Baker 4. Commenced slowing the port shaft.

                  1450    Stopped the port shaft. C/s to 10 kts.

                  1459    C/s to 8 kts. Started the port shaft at 8 kts.

                  1502    C/s to 10 kts

                  1505    C/s to 15 kts.

                  1511    C/s to 17.5 kts.

                  1533    Exercised the crew at 1AS General Quarters.

                  1538    Set conditions ZEBRA throughout the ship

                  1540    Held abandon ship drill

                  1550    Secured from abandon ship drill, set 1AS General Quarters.

                  1552    Set condition YOKE throughout the ship.

                  1555    Secured from 1AS General Quarters.

                  1945    C/c 345

1-6-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos. One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. One (1) and Three (3) Ship’s Service generators.

                                       Base course 345, speed 17.5 kts.

                  0435    Sighted unidentified white light bearing 280, range 14,500 yds.

                  0437    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 274, Range 14,000 yards.

                                       Determined to be a small craft.

                  0453    Contact determined to be on course 072, speed 7 kts.

                  0459    Contact passed CPA bearing 224, range 8600 yards.

                  0522    Contact faded from radar bearing 167 range 15,800 yards.

                  0530    Lost sight of contact bearing 165.

                  0900    Winds shifted 300 to the left in the past hour. Velocity steady at 7 kts, seas 2 feet with swells

                                       from 340 at 5 to 6 feet.

                  1130    Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions: Normal.

                                       Made weekly inspection of magazines sprinkler system. Conditions: Satisfactory.

                  2044    Visibility decrease to ¼ mile due to rain and fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  2245    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  2330    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile due to rain and fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  2346    Visibility increased to 3 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

1-7-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-61

                                       and COMDESFLOT FIVE Message 031906Z of January 1961.

                                       Number One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Number One (1) and Three (3) Ships Service generators.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Base course 340, Speed 17.5 kts.

                  0100    Observed weather frontal passage. The winds shifted from 220 to 310, the seas shifted

                                       from 240 to 270. The barometer rose .02. 70 degrees of the wind shift occurred

                                       between 005 and 0105. Visibility increased to 6 miles.

                  0136    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 030, 20 miles. Contact determined to be

                                       on course 100, Speed 10 kts, opening.

                  0232    Radar contact faded, bearing 079, distance 25 miles.

                  1355    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 242, range 18 miles.

                  1403    Contact is at CPA bearing 230, range 17.5 miles.

                  1435    Contact faded on radar, bearing 193, range 21 miles.

                  1853    Visibility decreased to one mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2047    Visibility increased to 4 miles. Secured from sounding fog signals.

                  2100    Noted 1150 shift in wind 1000 shift in seas, drop in temperature and .04 inch rise in barometer,

                                       as frontal passage crossed ship’s track.

1-8-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-61

                                       and COMDESFLOT FIVE Message 031906Z of January 1961.

                                       Number One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Number One (1) and Three (3) Ships Service generators.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Base course 340, Speed 17.5 kts.

                  0043    Changed course to permit personnel to investigate unusual noise on Mt. 31

                  0046    C/s 15 kts

                  0050    Noise determined to be due to loose CO2 bottle.

                  0051    C/s 16 kts

                  0053    C/s 17.5 kts

                  0054    C/c 340

                  0346    Seas increased to over 20 ft. in height. C/s 16 kts.

                  0403    C/s 14 kts. The ship is pitching quite heavily.

                  0700    Heighth of seas has increased to 25 feet.

                  0810    Lost No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Stopped the starboard shaft

                  0811    Put the Starboard shaft on the line, C/s to 12 kts.

                  0820    Split the electrical load between No’s 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  0845    C/c to 330

                  0850    C/s to 10 kts

                  0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: SNUB, C.S., FA, AWOL since 0600, 4 January 1961.

                                       Declared a straggler this date

                  0904    Entered a small hailstorm which continued for about 10 minutes.

                  1023    C/s to 8 kts. Rolled heavily in seas of 35 feet throughout the watch, and

                                       took a great deal of water over the forecastle. Suffered no apparent damage.

                  1525    C/s 10 kts. Rolling and pitching moderately in 25 foot seas. No apparent damage.

                  1725    Ship took heavy pounding with 54 degree roll to starboard.

                  1800    Steaming as before. Due to heavy seas and winds up to 50 kts. ship rolls and pitches excessively,

                                       but with no apparent damage.

                  2000    Steaming as before. Ship occasionally rolls and pitches heavily.

1-9-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-61

                                       and COMDESFLOT FIVE Message 031906Z of January 1961.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No’s 1, 2, 3, and 4, Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is

                                       split between No’s 1 and 3 Ship’s Service generators.

                                       Base course 330, Base Speed 10 kts

                  0400    Steaming as before. Rolling violently in 35 to 40 foot seas.

                  0800    Steaming as before, rolling heavily in 35 to 40 foot seas, with 50 kt winds, gusting to 60 kts.

                  1030    C/c 3200T

                  1039    Encountered gusts of relative winds up to 65 kts. Entered into snow squalls

                                       and again at 1130 with visibility reduced to ½ miles.

                  1045    Ship rolled to 500 several times with some minor poundings.

                  1200    Wind velocity increased to 55 knots, with gusts to 60 knots.

                  1304    C/s 10 kts.

                  1315    C/c 130

                  1326    C/c 120 Course change necessary to place ship on a less hazardous course.

                  1351    Took No. Two (2) and Four (4) Main Engines off the line and placed them in immediate standby.

                  1352    C/s 12 kts. Due to heavy seas, the ship was diverted 80 degrees off course.

                                       Placed No. Two (2) and Four (4) Main Engines back on the line.

                  1403    C/s 17 kts

                  1505    C/s 10 kts

                  1515    Visibility decreased to Two (2) miles. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  1600    C/s 10 kts

                  1626    Ceased sounding fog signals. Visibility 4 miles

                  1627    C/s 15 kts

                  1630    C/s 10 kts

                  1707    C/s 15 kts

                  1710    C/s 10 kts. Rolling heavily in 40 foot seas. Winds are from 45 to 55 kts.

                                       Changes in speed were necessary to keep the ship out of a trough.

                  1942    C/c to 140

                  1944    C/c to 150

                  1946    C/s to 14 kts, on starboard shaft

                  1950    C/s to 12 kts. Rolling moderately in seas of 40 feet. Suffered no apparent damage.

                  2030    C/c 160

                  2040    C/c 280, C/s 8 kts

                  2045    C/c 285

                  2111    Taking water over the bow, no apparent damage. Taking violent rolls in 30 to 35 foot seas.

1-10-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to the Pacific Barrier Track Tango,

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. No’s 1, 2, 3, and 4, Main engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service generators.

                                       Base course 285, speed 8 kts. Rolling and pitching moderately

                  0400    Due to winds and seas. Ship pitching and rolling moderately.

                  0800    Mustered the crew at foul weather parade. Absentees: SNUB, F.S., FA.

                  0820    C/s 9 kts

                  0836    C/s 10 kts

                  0848    C/s 8 kts. Placed No. 2 and 4 Main Engines on fifteen minute standby.

                  1005    Stopped port shaft. Placed No. 4 Main Engine on the line. Took No. 3 Main Engine off the line.

                  1028    Entered a weather front. Winds increased to 50 kts.

                  1104    Entered snow squall. Visibility decreased to one (1) mile Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

                  1108    Stopped port shaft, placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line. Took No. 4 Main Engine off the line.

                  1116    Visibility increased to five (5) miles. Secured sounding fog signals.

                  1124    Entered snow squall. Visibility decreased to one (1) mile. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with international rules of the road.

                  1130    Visibility increased to seven (7) miles, secured sounding fog signals.

                  1139    P2V Aircraft side number VT 12 135590 made low pass port side aft to fore.

                  1142    Lost visual contact with aircraft. Weather during watch was snow, winds from 30 to 55 kts.

                                       waves 20 ft. Temperature dropped five degrees between 1000 and 1100.

                  1200    Steaming as before. The ship is pitching and rolling moderately.

                  1200    Changed operational control to COMBARPAC.

                  1257    C/s 11 kts

                  1331    C/c 255

                  1344    C/c 260

                  1400    C/c 305

                  1405    C/c 342

                  1426    C/c 332

                  1500    C/s 8 kts

                  1507    Entered snow squall. Visibility decreased to ½ mile. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

                  1517    Visibility increased to four (4) miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1947    C/c 320

                  2116    Visibility decreased to 200 yards, due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  2125    Visibility increased to four (4) miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  2156    Visibility decreased to 300 yards, due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  2212    Visibility increased to seven (7) miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  2315    Several large waves in succession broke over the bow causing the ship to pitch deeply and heavily.

                                       No apparent damage was noted.

1-11-61     0000    Steaming independently from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii enroute to Pacific NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       condition of readiness IV are set. Nos. 1 and 3 Main Engines are on the line with No. 2 and 4

                                       in 30 minute standby. The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 Ships Service Generators.

                                       Base course 320, speed 8 kts. There are frequent short periods of low visibility during

                                       snow and sleet squalls. During these periods fog signals are sounded in accordance with the

                                       international rules of the road.

                  0030    C/s 10 kts

                  0345    C/s 8 kts.

                  1005    C/s 10 kts

                  1006    C/c 0000 PGC

                  1010    C/s 12½ kts

                  1130    C/c 1300 PGC

                  1131    C/s 8 kts

                  1140    C/c 0000 PGC

                  1141    C/s 12½ kts

                  1312    C/c 1150 T

                  1420    C/c 0000 T

                  1648    C/s 8 kts

                  1651    Stopped the port shaft. Paced No. Three (3) Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  1656    C/c 330

                  1900    Retarded all ship’s clocks one hour to conform with (+11) zone time

                  2109    Took No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator off the line and shifted the electrical load to

                                       No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator

                  2150    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile due to snow. Commenced sounding fog ignals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2203    Stopped the starboard shaft, placed No. 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby. Commenced lying to.

                  2209    Visibility increased to 5 miles, ceased sounding fog signals.

1-12-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on. Main engine number one

                                       is in 5 minute standby, Number three Main Engine is in 15 minute standby. The electrical load

                                       is on Number one Ship’s Service Generator. Number 2,3,4, and the emergency generators

                                       are in immediate standby. Experienced short periods of low visibility due to snow squalls.

                                       During periods of low visibility fog signals were sounded in accordance with the international

                                       rules of the road

                  0605    Visibility was reduced to zero in snow shower. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0610    Placed No One (1) Main Engine on the line. Set course 320, speed 8 kts.

                  0625    Secured from sounding fog signals.

                  1245    C/c 2900 to launch a weather balloon.

                  1246    C/c 3000.

                  1533    Exercised the crew at Ditching at Sea Drill.

                  1545    Secured from Ditching at Sea Drill. Rolling lightly in 8 to 10 foot seas with light wind.

                  1615    Took No. 3 Main Engine out of fifteen minute standby and placed it in thirty minute standby.

                                       Place No. 4 Main Engine in fifteen minute standby.

                  1858    Commenced lying to.

                  1935    Placed Number one (1) Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  2020    Placed No. One (1) Main Engine in 15 minute standby. Experienced intermittent snow showers

                                       on which occasions visibility was decreased to zero. During periods of low visibility,

                                       fog signals were sounded in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

1-13-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. Underway with no way on. No. One (1) Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       No. Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4), Main Engines are in 30 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator

                  0937    Shifted the electrical load from No. One (1) Ship’s Service Generator to

                                       No. Four (4) Ship’s Service Generator. Placed No. Four (4) Main Engine in five minute standby.

                  1303    High temperature alarm sounded. Main Control and Duty Gunners were notified.

                  1310    Flooding was discovered in the Hedgehog magazine, Compt 01-43-1, cause unknown.

                  1516    All ammunition removed from Hedgehog magazine.

                  1519    Preliminary cause of flooding was determined to be a failure in the sprinkler system cut off valve.

                                       Ammunition in magazine was examined by the Gunnery Officer and found to be undamaged.

                  1537    All ammunition has been secured.

                  1909    Visibility decreased to One (1) mile due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  2100    Wind shifted from 1300 to 2750 and increased in velocity from 8 to 24 knots.

                                       Heavy snow showers continued throughout the watch.

1-14-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on.

                                       No. 4 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby and No. 1 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Experienced short periods of low visibility due to snow squalls.

                                       During periods of low visibility, fog signals were sounded in accordance with the

                                       international rules of the road

                  1600    Lying to in three (3) foot seas with twenty (20) kt winds.

                  1733    Storm squall passed over, wind increased to 26 kts, seas remained the same.

                  2015    Visibility decreased to one mile due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2024    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

1-15-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on.

                                       No. 4 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby. No. 1 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is carried on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Experienced short periods of low visibility due to snow showers.

                                       During periods of low visibility, fog signals were sounded in accordance with

                                       the international rules of the road

                  0955    Commenced snowing. Visibility decreased to one (1) mile. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

                  1007    Ceased sounding fog signals. Visibility increased to seven (7) miles.

                  1955    Placed No. 4 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  2000    Placed No. 4 Main Engine on the line. Set course 325, speed 8 kts.

                  2237    Visibility decreased to zero, due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2241    Visibility increased to 7 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

1-16-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. No. 4 Main Engine is on the line with No. 1 Main Engine in 15 minute standby and

                                       Nos. 2 and 3 Main Engines in 30 minutes standby. The electrical load is on No. 3

                                       Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 325, speed 8 kts.

                  0257    Commenced lying to. Placed No. 4 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  0800    Underway as before, seas calm, swell moderate, barometer falling slowly.

                  1055    Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1531    Exercised the crew at 1AS General Quarters.

                  1537    Set Material Condition ZEBRA

                  1544    Set Material Condition YOKE

                  1545    Secured from 1AS General Quarters.

                  2200    A series of three snow squalls passed averaging about 5 minutes in duration.

                  2344    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to snow and fog, commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

1-17-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Underway with no way on.

                                       Number Four (4) Main Engine is in 5 minute standby.

                                       Number One (1) Main Engine is in 15 minute standby. The electrical load is on

                                       No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV are set

                  0010    Commenced rolling 30 to 35 degrees. Seas picking up.

                                       Placed Number Four (4) Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0017    Placed Number Four (4) Main Engine on the line. Set course 320, speed 8 kts.

                  0035    Winds increased to 45 kts.

                  0040    C/c 350.

                  0106    Experiencing winds up to 50 kts. with seas to 10 feet and building.

                                       Placed Number One (1) Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0111    Placed Number One (1) Main Engine on the line.

                  0119    C/c 330

                  0240    Split the electrical load between Number Two (2) and Three (3) Ship’s Service Generators.

                  0400    Steaming as before. Experiencing wind gusts up to 65 knots, seas of 18 feet

                                       and visibility of ½ mile in blowing snow.

                  1115    Visibility increased to 3 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1156    C/c 000. Due to 20 foot seas, and winds at 50 kts, ship experienced moderate heavy rolls

                                       and light pitching.

                  1307    Took a 530 roll to starboard.

                  1310    C/s 12 kts.

                  1311    C/c 1800 in order to remain on station.

                  1315    C/s 8 kts. Rolling moderately, violently at times. Waves are of varying height,

                                       averaging 15 feet with occasional waves as high as 35 feet.

                  1315    Made inspection of ship for damages, found the following damage: Port lower section of windshield

                                       on Mount 31 cracked in many places. Washdown system broken at several locations,

                                       starboard side on the 01 level and 02 level port side aft, first aid box broken loose from

                                       hedge hog mount. Twelve inch crack in main deck port side frame 132.

                                       Three small cracks in service tanks No 454-2 and 454-1. Settling tank 4-57-2 has

                                       small crack and a 25 foot of vent duct broken loose 1-54-2.

                  1643    C/c 160

                  1725    Paralleled the electrical load between Two and Three Ship’s Service Generators

                  1742    Split the electrical load between No. Two and Three Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       The ship is rolling moderately in seas of fifteen to twenty feet

                  1800    Steaming as before, taking moderate rolls in 15 to 20 foot seas. Winds from 3100, 30 to 35 kts.

                                       Barometer increased .03 between 1700 to 1800.

                  2026    C/c 340

                  2049    Took No. Four (4) Main Engine off the line and placed it in immediate standby.

                  2050    C/c 350

                  2054    Visibility decreased to 1 mile in rain. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2125    Placed No. Four (4) Main Engine in 5 minute standby. Secured from sounding fog signals.

                  2207    C/c 320

                  2217    C/c 330

1-18-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. No. One (1) Main Engine is on the line with No. Four (4) Main Engine in 5 minute

                                       standby. Nos. Two (2) and Three (3) Main Engines are in 30 minute standby.

                                       Base course 330, speed 8 kts. Ship is rolling moderately due to 12 foot seas and 40 kt winds.

                  0945    Visibility decreased to one-half (1/2) mile due to fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  0958    Visibility increased to five miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1050    The ship rolled moderately during the watch. The seas were 8 feet high, and winds averaged 38 knots.

                  1200    Barometer steady, seas confused 8 to 10 feet. Helmsmen holding course with little difficulty.

                  1607    C/c 3250T

                  1620    C/c to 3400T

                  1622    C/c to 3500T for an easier riding course

                  2148    C/c to 330. Height of seas decreased to four (4) feet during the watch.

1-19-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. No. 1 Main Engine is on the line with

                                       No. 4 Main Engine in 5 minute standby. The electrical load is split between Nos. 2 and 3

                                       Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 330, Base Speed 8 kts

                  0100    The wind shifted 35 degrees between 0000 and 0100, from 300 to 265 and

                                       increased in velocity 5 kts, from 26 to 31 kts.

                  0305    C/c to 310

                  0400    Steaming as before, taking occasional 200 to 250 rolls in 8 to 10 foot seas from 310 winds

                                       30 to 35 kts from 300. Barometer rising rapidly.

                  0535    Shifted the electrical load to Number 3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  0635    Split the electrical load between Number One (1) and Three (3) Ship’s Service Generator

                  0800    Steaming as before, rolling occasionally as much as 420 in 6 to 8 foot seas, and 30 to 40 kt winds.

                  0855    Experienced several rolls of 400 in winds of 40 kts and 8 foot seas

                  0930    Shifted from No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator to the emergency generator to exercise

                                       the emergency generator

                  1600    Steaming as before. Rolling in moderate seas

                  2130    C/c 310

1-20-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. No. 1 Main Engine is on the line with No. 4 Main Engine in standby. The electrical

                                       load is being carried on No. 1 Ship’s Service generator. Base course 310, Speed 8 kts.

                  0055    C/c 210 while launching weather balloon.

                  0111    C/c 285

                  0131    Observed bright white light flashing on horizon, bearing 320, seen by all topside personnel.

                                       Experienced several snow showers during which visibility was reduced.

                                       During periods of low visibility, sounded fog signals in accordance with the

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  0400    Steaming as before. Encountered several short periods of low visibility due

                                       to snow showers. During such periods, sounded fog signals in

                                       accordance with the international rules of the road.

                  0937    Shifted the electrical load from No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                  0942    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line. Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 30 minute standby

                  1105    C/c 255

                  1122    C/c 265. Experienced several snow showers during which visibility was reduced.

                                       During periods of low visibility sounded fog signals in accordance with the

                                       international rules of the road.

                  1600    Steaming as before, barometer rising slowly, seas moderate and building.

                  1735    Attempted to shift the electrical load to No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator, but

                                       the Generator was unable to hold the load due to trouble in the governor unit.

                  1755    Shifted the electrical load to No. 1 Ships Service Generator

                  1800    Steaming as before. Experienced several short snow squalls. Winds increased in intensity

                                       from 30 to 40 knots.

                  1957    C/c 270

                  1958    Visibility reduced to zero in snow flurry. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2001    C/c 275

                  2002    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

1-21-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. No. Two (2) Main Engine is on the line with No. Four (4) Main Engine in 15 minute

                                       standby and Nos. One (1) and Three (3) Main Engines in 30 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. Three (3) Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 275, Speed 8 kts.

                  0200    Reversed course to 090 to maintain station

                  0235    Commenced a period of frequent low visibility due to intermittent show showers.

                                       During these periods sounded fog signals in accordance with the international rules of the road.

                  0244    Gained surface contact on radar bearing 335, range 32 miles. Contact lost

                                       after several sweeps due to long range. Unable to plot contact's course and speed.

                  0800    Barometer rising slowly, seas moderate, snow squalls interrupting otherwise clear weather.

                  0815    C/c 0550 PGC

                  0832    C/s 10 kts to get back on course

                  0835    C/s 12 kts

                  0840    C/s 8 kts.

                  1003    C/c 0900 PGC

                  1305    C/c 110 to launch balloon. Determined gyro off about 250 Easterly by checking against

                                       magnetic compass. Commenced steering by standard compass.

                  1326    C/c to 0350 PSC

                  1404    C/c to 0450 PSC, for easiest riding course.

                  1404    Secured the gyro to check tubes.

                  1624    C/c 2500 PSC

                  1705    Placed gyro compass back on line. Conditions satisfactory. Unable to determine cause of gyro failure.

                  1950    C/c 208 PStgC

                  1953    C/c to 2500 PGC. Commenced steering by gyro compass.

1-22-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. Number Two (2) Main Engine is on the line. Number Four (4) Main Engine in 5

                                       minute standby. Number One (1) Ship Service Generator is carrying the electrical load.

                                       Base course 2080, Speed 8 kts. Experiencing occasional moderate rolls in 8 foot seas

                                       with winds from 210 to 25 to 30 kts

                  0300    Winds decreased to 16 kts, seas 6 foot.

                  0308    All engines stopped. Commenced lying to.

                  1200    Lying to in six foot seas. Rolling lightly.

                  1215    Winds veered approximately 750 to the West.

                  1737    Seas increased to eight feet. Placed Number Two (2) Main Engine on the line and got underway,

                                       speed 8 kts.

                  1740    C/c 240

                  1745    C/c 250

                  2304    Stopped No. Two (2) Main Engine and placed it in immediate standby.

                                       Commenced lying to in moderate seas.

                  2343    Placed No. Two (2) Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

1-23-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV

                                       are set. No. Two 92) and Four (4) Main Engines are in 15 minute standby. The electrical

                                       load is on No. One (1) Ship’s Service Generator. The ship is lying to in moderate seas

                  1200    Underway lying to as before. Barometer starting to fall.

                  1533    Exercised the crew at 1AA General Quarters.

                  1538    Set Material Condition ZEBRA

                  1544    Secured from General Quarters. Set Material Condition YOKE

                  1800    Placed No. Two (2) Main Engine on the line. Set course 200, speed 8 kts.

                  1920    C/s 11 kts

                  2330    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AO”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

1-24-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to NAVAID/SAR Station “AO”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. No. Two (2) Main Engine is on the line

                                       with No. Four (4) Main Engine in 15 minute standby. The electrical load is on

                                       No. One (1) Ship’s Service generator. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. Base course 200, Base speed 11 kts

                  0050    C/c to 210

                  0100    Set all clocks ahead 1 hour to conform to time zone + 10

                  0201    C/c to 200

                  0655    Placed number Four 94) Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0659    Port Engine ahead 1/3

                  0715    C/s 12 kts

                  1035    C/s 217 RPM for 12.5 kts

                  1040    The barometer fell 0.30 from 0800 to 1200 and the seas are building. Seas are now 8 ft.

                                       with winds from 25-35 kts.

                  1244    Placed No. Three (3) Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

                                       No. One (1) and Three (3) Ship’s Service Generator

                  1300    Noted a fall in barometer of .29 inches and an increase in winds to 50 kts, with seas to 20 ft.

                                       during 1200 to 1300 period

                  1345    Tripod on 03 level came loose due to heavy winds and seas.

                  1349    C/c 100. Sent three man working party topside to secure the tripod.

                  1355    Tripod secured, no apparent damage was noted.

                  1400    A barometer drop of .20 inches and an increase of winds to 60 kts and seas to 30 ft was noted

                                       during period from 1300 to 1400.

                  1420    Visibility decreased to 500 yards. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with the

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  1445    Seas increased to 35 ft. causing the ship to roll and pitch heavily.

                  1450    Placed No. One (1) and Three (3) Main Engines on the line.

                  1457    C/c 320. Necessary to use various speeds in order to change course.

                  1525    C/c 310. Ship now riding down seas providing a more comfortable course.

                  1543    C/s 10 kts

                  1545    Visibility increased to five miles. Ceased sounding fog signals. Noted that the seas shifted to

                                       130 and decreased to 25 ft.

                  1640    C/c 1300.

                  1710    C/s to 8 kts. Pitching moderately with an occasional pound. Seas are 30 feet with winds

                                       averaging 30 kts going as high as 50 kts. Taking water over the bow regularly.

                                       Barometer rising rapidly.

                  1951    Seas died considerably during the watch. Taking occasional water over the bow.

                  2000    Steaming as before in 20 foot seas from 130, winds from 130 velocity 30 kts.,

                                       rolling and pitching moderately to heavy.

                  2001    C/c 150

                  2004    C/s 10 kts

                  2014    C/s 11 kts

                  2215    C/c 165

                  2238    C/c 179

                  2256    Winds increased to 38 kts. Pitching moderately, in 15 foot seas with 25 to 30 foot swells

                                       off the port bow. C/s 10 kts

                  2330    Winds decreased to 27 kts. Seas to 12 feet.

                  2337    C/c 180

                  2345    C/c 200

1-25-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to NAVAID/SAR Station “AO”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. On course 200, speed 10 kts.

                                       No. One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) Main engines are on the line. The electrical

                                       load is split between No One (1), and Three (3), Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and condition of readiness IV are set

                  0007    C/c 205

                  0100    The wind shifted clockwise 75 degrees during the past hour.

                  0200    C/s 11 kts. The wind and seas continued to shift clockwise and to build in intensity.

                                       Rolling moderately in rough seas.

                  0255    During the past hour the ship took light pounding and moderate rolling in very rough seas.

                  0257    C/s 10 kts

                  0315    Noted wind gusts to 55 knots.

                  0750    C/c 1940.

                  0800    Arrived NAVAID/SAR Station “AO”.

                  0857    C/s 8 kts. Took starboard shaft off the line due to loss of fuel pressure.

                  0900    Chopped to operational control of COMDESFLOT FIVE.

                  0925    Placed starboard shaft on the line.

                  0930    C/s 10 kts

                  0939    C/s 13 kts

                  1015    Rolling moderately with an occasional pound.

                  1357    Took port shaft off the line due to a water line casualty to No. Four (4) Main Engine

                  1358    C/s 10 kts

                  1401    Put port shaft back on the line. C/s 14 kts

                  1409    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AO”, bearing 194, 30 miles.

                  1444    Visibility decreased to ¼ miles due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  1445    Experienced cold frontal passage. Temperature dropped 50, winds increased 12 knots

                                       with gusts to 55 kts.

                  1454    Visibility increased to 6 miles, ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1456    C/s 15 kts. During the watch the ship was rolling and pitching moderately. Waves averaged 10 feet.

                  1600    Underway as before, ship riding well in moderate seas. Weather clear with occasional squalls

                  1758    C/s 15 kts

                  1800    C/s 16 kts

                  1921    C/s 17 kts

1-26-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” to Midway Island

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-order 201-60.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos One (1), Two (2), Three (3), and Four (4) Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 194, speed 17 kts

                  0148    Obtained unidentified surface contact on radar. Bearing 074, range 18.5 miles.

                  0200    Arrived NAVAID/SAR Station “AB”.

                  0209    Contact determined to be on course 263, speed 14.5 knots.

                  0225    Contact is at CPA bearing 055, range 35,700 yards.

                  0330    Contact faded from radar, bearing 328, range 22 miles.

                  0600    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” bearing 202, range 30 miles

                  0800    Steaming as before, barometer steady, seas moderate, ship riding comfortably

                  0830    C/c 192 PGC

                  1430    Alerted to watch for AEW aircraft returning to Midway Island, with bad engine.

                  1500    Experienced gusts of winds up to 50 kts.

                  1624    Detected a leak in the First Class berthing space.

                  1625    C/s 8 kts, reduced speed to send men on forecastle to investigate source of leak.

                  1636    Small leak located in forward magazine. Leak patched immediately.

                  1640    C/s 15 kts

                  1649    An extremely large wave broke over the forecastle.

                  1655    C/c 030, C/s 8 kts. Maneuvered the ship to afford a smooth ride in order to

                                       investigate possible damage due to wave.

                  1710    Investigators report damage to ready service locker. Forward portion of

                                       stand for ready service locker was partially parted and top of locker was loose.

                                       Locker secured with line and small stuff.

                  1714    C/c 192. C/s 12 kts

                  1740    C/c 190. Ship encountered a frontal passage during the watch. Winds shifted from 155 to 220

                                       and seas shifted from 170 to 210. Cloud formations changed from stratocumulus to Altocumulus.

                  1800    Seas gradually diminished to height of six (6) ft., and wind velocity diminished to 25 kts during the watch.

                  1912    C/s 13 kts

                  1918    C/s 14 kts

                  1930    C/s 15 kts.

                  2301    C/s to 16 kts

1-27-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” to Midway Island

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-order 201-60. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       Condition of Readiness IV are set. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 190. Speed 16 kts

                  0031    C/s 17 kts.

                  0045    Sent in report upon leaving “AP”.

                  0500    Rolling and pitching moderately. Taking water over the bow quite frequently.

                  0800    Steaming as before. Weather clearing, seas moderate, barometer rising slowly.

                                       Ship taking spray over the bow and pounding occasionally.

                  1031    C/s 16 kts, due to excessive pitching.

                  1217    C/s 15 kts due to excessive pitching

                  1432    C/s 16 kts

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate seas and 20-30 Kt. winds

                  1853    C/s 17 kts. Rolling and pitching moderately

                  2000    Steaming as before. Wind shifting to the east, seas moderate on the starboard bow.

                                       Weather clear, ship riding comfortably

1-28-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR station “AO” to Midway Island

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load

                                       is split between number 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 193, base speed 17 kts.

                  0029    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 154, distance 48,000.

                                       Unidentified radar contact tracked and determined to be on course 273, speed 11 kts.

                                       CPA 198, distance 1.5 miles.

                  0132    Sighted unidentified contact, bearing 159, range 16,000 yds

                  0155    Contact at CPA bearing 198, distance 1.5 miles.

                  1057    C/s 15 kts

                  0200    C/s 16 kts

                  0203    C/s 17 kts

                  0340    Surface contact faded, bearing 325, distance 27,000

                  0637    Obtained radar contact with Midway bearing 175, range 39.5 miles.

                  0708    C/c 185

                  0824    Crossed the 100 fathom curve.

                  0815    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 140, range 10 miles.

                                       Contact determined to be on course 000, speed 3 kts.

                  0844    Contact passed CPA bearing 080, range 15,000 yards.

                  0931    Backed all engines 1/3.

                  0933    C/s 15 kts.

                  0940    Set the special sea and anchor detail. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

                                       The OOD has the conn. Commenced steering various course and at

                                       various speeds to conform to the Midway Islands channel.

                  1015    The Captain assumed the conn.

                  1023    YTB 412 (USS CONCHARDEE) came alongside to port.

                  1036    Moored portside to pier south two, U.S. Naval Station, Midway Islands with standard mooring lines

                  1113    Commenced taking on diesel fuel at forward and after stations. Draft forward 10’4”, draft Aft 10’2”

                  1500    Commenced preparations for getting underway.

                  1525    Placed numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines in immediate standby

                  1545    Stationed the special sea detail

                  1551    Placed Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines on the line

                  1605    Underway for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

                  1620    Passed buoys 1 & 2. Came to course 1800 PGC, speed 15 kts

                  1651    With Midway light bearing 3250T distance 6.5 miles, took departure from Midway Island

                                       enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, independently in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 251901Z. Captain at the conn, Navigator on the bridge.

                                       Maneuvering on various courses and speeds out of Midway channel

                  1700    C/s 17.5 kts.

                  1945    Obtained contact with the Pearl and Hermes Reef on radar. Bearing 0850T, range 20 miles.

                  2120    Sighted Pearl and Hermes Reef off the port beam. Bearing 300, distance 8 miles.

                                       Bearing drift to the left range opening.

1-29-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Midway island to Pearl Harbor in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE message 251901Z of JAN 1961. Material Condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Numbers 1 (ONE), 2 (TWO), 3 (THREE) and 4 (FOUR) Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between number 1 (ONE) and 3 (THREE) Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 109, base speed 17.5 kts.

                  0800    Steaming as before, seas calm, weather clear

                  1200    Steaming as before, seas clam, weather clear

                  1400    C/c to 108

                  1430    PART, B.R., SK3, USN suffered a gash in his lower lip while operating a skeet trap.

                                       Not due to his own misconduct. Treated by the hospital corpsman. Disposition: Returned to duty.

                  1915    Crossed 100 fathom curve. Commenced crossing over Raita Bank.

                  1940    Completed crossing over Raita Bank. Depth increased to 1000 fathoms.

                  2051    C/c 1060T.

1-30-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from Midway Island in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE message 251901Z of January 1961.

                                       Base course 106. Base speed 17.5 kts. Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between number 1 and 3 ships service generators.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. The sea is calm, weather clear.

                  0017    Obtained radar contact bearing 159, distance 13 miles. Contact believed to be

                                       GARDNER PINNACLES.

                  0020    Sighted GARDNER PINNACLES, bearing 155, distance 11 miles.

                  0050    C/c 105

                  0053    Passed GARDNER PINNACLES abeam to starboard bearing 192, distance 7 miles.

                  0127    Lost sight of GARDNER PINNACLES.

                  1145    Obtained radar contact with Neckers Island, bearing 175, range 42 miles.

                  1327    C/c 1080 PGC

                  1502    Lost contact with Neckers Island, bearing 142, distance 55 miles.

                  2118    Sighted Nihoa Island, bearing 150, distance 22 miles.

                  2120    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 057, distance 25 miles. Contact on course 300 speed 19 kts.

                  2151    Contact reached CPA bearing 022, distance 20.5 miles.

                  2209    Held Nihoa Island at CPA bearing 198, distance 15 miles.

                  2239    C/c 114

                  2245    Contact faded on radar bearing 329, distance 32 miles.

                  2250    Nihoa Island faded visually, bearing 235, distance 19 miles.

1-31-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from Midway Island in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE message 251901Z of January 1961. Base course 114.

                                       Base speed 17.5 kts. Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between number 1 and 3 ships service generators.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. The sea is calm, weather clear.

                  0005    Nihoa Island faded, bearing 2780, distance 52 miles.

                  0315    Obtained initial radar contact with Kauai Island. Bearing 1290, distance 74 miles and

                                       Nihau Island bearing 1550, distance 50 miles.

                  0535    Sighted loom of Kilauea Point light, bearing 1200.

                  0549    Sighted Kilauea Point light, bearing 1200, distance 20 miles.

                  0602    C/c 105. Obtained radar surface contact. Bearing 100, distance 14 miles.

                                       Determined to be on course 265, speed 15.

                  0603    Sighted surface contact range lights. Bearing drift is right. CPA 126, distance 2 miles.

                  0606    C/c 100

                  0624    C/c 105

                  0626    Contact at CPA bearing 180, range 2 miles. Identified as medium size freighter.

                  0706    Passed Kilauea Point light abeam to starboard. Bearing 200, distance 3 miles.

                  0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, F.S., FA, AWOL since 0600, 4 JAN 1961

                  0900    Made radar landfall on Oahu with Kaena Point light. Bearing 1230, 47 miles.

                  0940    Sighted Oahu visually. Bearing 115, distance 36 miles.

                  1133    C/c 123

                  1134    C/s 16.5 kts

                  1140    Sighted Barbers Point light, bearing 1180.

                  1300    Steaming at various speeds testing backing bells

                  1337    Entered inland waters

                  1340    Set the special sea and anchoring detail. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

                                       ENS SEAKEEPING at the Conn

                  1345    Steering various courses at various speeds to conform to Pearl Harbor channel

                  1414    LT QUARTERINGSEA is at the Conn.

                  1429    Moored Pier BRAVO, Berth 25.

                  1443    Underway from B-25.

                  1447    Moored Pier BRAVO, Berth 23.

                  1455    Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Moored starboard side with

                                       standard mooring lines. Set modified material condition YOKE

                  1725    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for temporary duty

                  2337    One petty officer returned aboard from shore patrol duty

2-1-61       0800    Mustered the crew at quarters, Absentees: SNUB, F.S., FA, AWOL since 0600, 4 JAN 1961.

                  0904    Received the YTB 142 (USS NOKOMIS) and the MENOQUET (YTB 256) alongside.

                                       Captain PAPE reported aboard to serve as pilot

                  0905    Set the special sea and anchor detail.

                  0915    Underway under tow by tug to NAD, Oahu, to off load ammunition. Pilot at the Conn.

                                       Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

                  1015    Moored starboard side to Pier WHISKEY, Berth 3, West Loch, U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot,

                                       Oahu with standard mooring lines

                  1024    Secured the special sea and anchor detail

                  1025    Commenced transferring ammunition.

                  1049    Completed transferring ammunition; having transferred to NAD, Oahu 40 3”/50 R.F. ctgs.,

                                       88 7.2” Projector charge, 4 torpedos MK32-2, 11 Depth Charges MK9 MOD 5,

                                       and various pyrotechnics and fuses.

                  1050    Set the special sea and anchor detail

                  1145    Moored starboard side to Pier BRAVO, berth 23, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       with standard mooring lines.

                  1154    Tugs YTB 142 (USS NOKOMIS) and the MENOQUET (YTB 256) with pilot departed port side.

                                       Secured special sea and anchor detail

                  1600    CDR LOWENTROUT, COMCORTRON FIVE, broke his flag in this vessel.

                  1745    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed the ship to report to

                                       the Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD.

                  1830    USS SAVAGE (DER 386) moored alongside to port.

                  2347    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD

2-2-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, F.S., FA, AWOL since 0600, 4 January 1961.

                  0900    COMCORTRON FIVE came on board and commenced Engineering Inspection.

                  0930    COMCORTRON FIVE completed Engineering Inspection.

                  1001    COMCORTRON FIVE left the ship.

2-3-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: SNUB, F.S., FA, was this date

                                       declared a deserter from this vessel, having been AWOL since 4 January 1961,

                                       a period of thirty days. PRODECK, D.F., FA, failed to return from annual leave

                  0900    Commenced Commodore’s Inspection of lower decks.

                  1105    Secured from inspection.

2-4-61       0830    Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FN.

                  0900    Commenced COMCORTRON FIVE’s Personnel Inspection.

                  0920    Secured from COMCORTRON FIVE’s Personnel Inspection.

                  0920    Commenced COMCORTRON FIVE’s Inspection of topside messing and berthing spaces.

                  1039    Secured from COMCORTRON FIVE’s Inspection of topside messing and berthing spaces.

2-5-61       0900    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA.

                  1605    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship

                                       to report to Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2145    One petty officer returned aboard from TAD on Shore Patrol

2-6-61       0900    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 0900,

                                       3 February 1961.

                  1211    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-judicial punishment as follows:

                                       PARCELLING, W.R., IC3. Offense: Improper performance of duty on 31 January 1961.

                                       Punishment: Reprimand.

2-7-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PARCELLING, W.R., FA,

                                       AWOL since 0900, 3 February 1961

                  1200    The Commanding Officer held mast on SMALLSTUFF, S.C., CSSN, and

                                       awarded the following punishment: SEVEN (7) days confinement in

                                       the Marine Brig at Pearl Harbor.

                                       Offense: Willfully disobeying a lawful command of a superior officer. Article 90, UCMJ

2-8-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL

                                       since 0900, 3 February 1961.

2-9-61       0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL

                                       since 0900, 3 February 1961.

                  0830    PARAVANES, T.S., EN1, USN sustained a bruised thigh, while performing

                                       duties in #1 Main Engine room when he was struck by a chain falling

                                       from overhead, due to a sprung beam clamp. In the line of duty, not misconduct.

2-10-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 3 FEB 1961

                  1007    Dumpster on pier is on fire. Called away the fire party.

                  1018    Fire is extinguished. Secured the fire party.

                  1100    Commenced Captain’s Messing, Berthing, and Head Inspection.

                  1120    PALMANDNEEDLE, S.T., FA, USN received first degree burns while

                                       taking a pan of hot pudding down a ladder. PALMANDNEEDLE was

                                       treated aboard ship. Injury sustained in line of duty, not misconduct.

                  1215    Secured from Captain’s Messing, Berthing, and Head Inspection.

2-11-61     0700    CINCPACFLT assumed SOPA in CINCPACFLT Headquarters, Makalapa Heights, Hawaii

                  0800    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 3 FEB 1961

2-12-61     0900    Mustered the crew on stations. One (1) absentee: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 3 FEB 1961

2-13-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 3 FEB 1961

                  0800    While coming out of a hatch in M Division Compartment, PAINTER, L.B., FN, USN,

                                       received contusion with laceration of left second finger when hatch fell on his hand;

                                       not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by ship’s Hospital Corpsman.

                                       Disposition: Returned to active duty.

                  1350    SMALLSTUFF, S.C., CSSN, was released from confinement and restored to duty by order

                                       of Commanding Officer

2-14-61     0700    Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 0900 3 February 1961

                  0740    YO-78 moored along port side of USS SAVAGE (DER-386).

                  0835    Commenced fueling from YO-78. Draft forward 10’5”, Draft aft 10’ 11”.

                  1230    Secured from fueling from YO-78. Draft forward 11’ 0”, Draft aft 11’ 1”.

                                       Received 30, 549 gallons diesel oil.

                  1240    YO-78 underway from alongside USS SAVAGE (DER-386)

2-15-61     0518    While loading deep fat fryer with grease, SHOREUP, P.R., SN, received second degree burns

                                       of right arm and hand; not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered

                                       by ship’s hospital corpsman.

                                       Disposition: relieved of galley duty, assigned to light duty.

                  0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 0900 3 FEB 1961

2-16-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 3 FEBRUARY 1961

                  1600    Commander LOWENTROUT, COMCORTRON FIVE, shifted his pennant to the

                                       USS FALGOUT (DER-324).

                  2300    PADRE, A.S., EN3, USN, illegally left the ship by jumping to the pier from the forecastle.

                  2335    The base police notified the ship that PADRE had been apprehended.

                  2355    PADRE was returned to the ship where he was put under guard for the remainder of the night.

2-17-61     0600    Commenced preparations for getting underway

                  0730    Set material condition YOKE

                  0800    Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 0900, 3 February 1961

                  0830    Set the special sea and anchoring detail.

                  0840    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: 11’ FWD, 12’5” AFT, 11’8 ½” MEAN.

                                       Captain and Navigator on the bridge; Executive Officer at the Conn.

                  0850    Underway breasting out from the pier alongside the USS SAVAGE (DER-386)

                                       with tug and pilot aboard SAVAGE..

                  0859    Underway from alongside the SAVAGE. Commenced maneuvering on various course

                                       and at various speeds to conform to the Pearl Harbor channel, enroute to pier WHISKEY ONE.

                  0942    Moored starboard side to Pier WHISKEY ONE, U.S. N.A.D., Pearl Harbor.

                  0950    Secured the special sea and anchoring detail. Set the ammunition loading detail.

                  0958    Commenced loading all topside ammunition.

                  1027    Completed loading topside ammunition; secured the ammunition loading detail.

                                       Set the special sea and anchoring detail

                  1101    Underway for barrier patrol. Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds

                                       while standing out of Pearl Harbor Channel. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

                                       ENS PULLS at the Conn.

                  1105    ENS SEAKEEPING at the Conn

                  1123    Discovered smoke coming from air vent amidships. Went to general emergency quarters.

                  1130    Passed buoys 1 and 2 on course 154, speed 14 kts.

                  1134    Determined cause of smoke to be a leak in the muffler on No. 1 Main Engine.

                                       Set a watch on the muffler; secured from general emergency quarters.

                                       Secured the special sea and anchoring detail; set the regular underway watch

                  1135    OOD Conning.

                  1139    Entered international waters

                  1141    C/c 267

                  1150    Stopped the starboard shaft to take No. 1 Main Engine off the line.

                                       Engineering status No. 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines on the line; electrical load split

                                       between No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators

                  1153    C/s 12 kts

                  1200    C/s indicating 210 RPM’s on starboard shaft and 246 RPM’s on port shaft.

                  1238    With Barbers Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 2 miles changed course to 313

                  1245    C/s indicating 265 RPM’s on port shaft, and 247 RPM’s on starboard shaft.

                  1422    C/c 338, with Kaena Point bearing 048, distance 17.4 miles. Took departure for

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE Op-Order 4-61

                                       and COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                  1450    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       PADRE, A.S., EN3. Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Article 86.

                                       Punishment: Reduction in rate to FN

                  1602    C/s port ahead 1/3, starboard stop in order to put No. 1 Main Engine on the line.

                                       Gradually built up speed to 17 kts at 1641.

                  1710    Shifted electrical load from 1 and 2 parallel to 1 and 3 split.

                  1739    Shifted electrical load from 1 and 3 split to 1 and 2 parallel because No. 3 s/s generator

                                       wouldn’t come up to speed.

                  1751    Placed No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator out of commission due to stuck injector rack.

2-18-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station from U.S. Naval Station,

                                       Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 4-61

                                       and COMBARPAC Op-order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       No. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators are paralleled. Base course 338, speed 17 kt.

                  0800    Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL since 0900, 3 February 1961.

                  0802    C/c 342 C/s 17.5 kts.

                  0925    Placed number 3 Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

                                       1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Placed number 2 Ship’s Service Generator in standby.

                  1311    Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

                  1320    Secured from General Quarters.

                  1327    After lookout reported fire in Fanfare winch cover. Investigation determined fire caused by cigarette.

                  1329    Fire was put out.

                  1508    Shifted the electrical load to No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators, split.

                  1715    Shifted the electrical load from 1 & 3 split to 1 & 2 paralleled. Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1817    Shifted from #2 s/s generator to #3 s/s generator. Split the load between Nos. 1 and 3 s/s generators

                  1856    Shifted from #3 s/s generator to #2 s/s generator. Paralleled load between Nos. 1 and 2 s/s generators

2-19-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 04-61. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is paralleled between Nos. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 342, Base speed 17.5 kts.

                  0800    C/c 340

                  0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee: PRODECK, D.F., FA, having been

                                       UA since 0900, 3 February 1961

                  1200    Steaming as before. Wind increased to 25 kt from 22.5. Seas 6 to 8 feet

                                       taking occasional 15 to 20 degree rolls.

                  2011    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 046, distance 18 miles.

                  2021    Unidentified contact tracked and determined to be on course 275, speed 12 kts.

                  2059    Sighted contact visually bearing 086, distance 12.5 miles.

                  2105    Held contact at CPA bearing 090, distance 12.5 miles.

                  2210    Contact faded bearing 142, distance 21.2 miles.

2-20-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 04-61. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is paralleled between Nos. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 338, Base speed 17.5 kts. Rolling heavily to starboard, moderately to port.

                                       Winds are from 30 to 40 kts, pounding occasionally.

                  0400    Steaming as before. Pounding occasionally in moderate seas.

                  0915    Shifted the electrical load from 1 & 2 generators paralleled to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators split.

                                       Secured No. 2 generator

                  1712    C/s 16.7 kts due to overheating of number 4 Main Engine.

                  1725    Casualty restored. C/s 17.5 kts.

2-21-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 04-61. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 s/s generators.

                                       Base course is 338, Base speed is 17.5 kts. Wind and seas are moderate

                  0315    Took No. 3 s/s generator off the line to repair gauge line.

                  1400    C/c 345

                  1531    Exercised the crew at ditching at sea drill.

                  1544    Secured from ditching at sea drill.

                  2151    Obtained USS DURANT (DER-389) on surface radar at CPA bearing 262, range 15 mi.

                  2224    USS DURANT (DER-389) faded from radar bearing 209, range 20 mi.

                  2300    Chopped to Operational Control COMBARPAC.

2-22-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 04-61. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       The weather is clear and clam with seas having a light ground-swell.

                                       Base course 345, speed 17.5 kt.

                  0002    C/s 16 kt.

                  0015    C/s 15 kt.

                  0030    C/s 12 kt.

                  0045    C/s 10 kt.

                  0100    Arrived on NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”. Assumed CTU 50.8.2. C/s 8 kt.

                                       Took No. 2 and 4 Main Engines off the line and placed in 15 minute standby

                  0200    C/c 338. Stopped the port engine. Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minute standby

                  0504    Visibility decreased to less than one fourth (1/4) miles, due to snow.

                                       Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

                  0511    Visibility increased to six (6) miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0925    Shifted the electrical load to No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator, placed No. 2

                                       Ship’s Service Generator in standby. Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator for repairs.

                  1036    Commenced swinging ship.

                  1136    Secured from swinging ship. Set course 090

                  1200    Underway as before in light winds and seas.

                  1306    C/c 0400T to facilitate launching of weather balloon. C/c 0570T

                  1340    C/c 0900T.

                  1355    Commenced steering various courses as directed by the Navigator while swinging ship.

                  1802    C/s 11 kt

                  1820    Shifted the electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Secured form swinging ship.

                                       Lost gyro. Gyro casualty suspected to be due to a slow electrical load shift.

                                       Set base course 250 PStgC, speed 8 kt.

                  2213    Placed gyro compass back in commission.

                  2240    Commenced steering by gyro compass on course 264.

2-23-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. No. 1 Main Engine is on the line and

                                       No. 3 Main Engine is in standby. The electrical load is on No. 3 s/s generator.

                                       Base course is 264, speed is 138 turns for 2 turns over 8 kts.

                                       The weather is clear to partly cloudy with moderate winds and seas.

                  0140    Shifted the electrical load form No. 3 to No. 1 s/s generator.

                  0220    Commenced steering 2500 magnetic due to gyro casualty.

                  0250    Secured the gyro to reset to correct the error.

                  0325    Commenced steering by gyro compass. Course 264.

                  0500    C/c 084.

                  1100    C/c 305

                  1115    Stopped all engines.

                  1116    Backed starboard engine.

                  1118    Let go the sea anchor with 25 fathoms of line.

                  1120    Stopped all engines. Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby

                  1531    Held fire drill. Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

                  1536    Set Material condition ZEBRA

                  1541    Secured from fire drill.

                  1542    Held abandon ship drill.

                  1550    Secured from abandon ship drill. Remanned all General Quarters stations.

                  1556    Set material condition YOKE

                  1559    Secured from General Quarters.

                  2000    Underway as before. Seas calm, winds moderate. Barometer falling, slowly.

                                       Ship riding comfortably to sea anchor.

2-24-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on, sea anchor is streamed.

                                       No. 1 Main Engine in five minute standby with No. 2, 3, and 4 in fifteen minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 s/s generator. The seas are moderate

                  0820    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0834    Visibility increased to 3 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1015    Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

                                       Condition – Normal. Made weekly inspection of magazine sprinkling system. Test: Satisfactory.

                  1335    Secured No. 2 control stand for repairs.

                  1425    Put No. 2 control stand back in commission.

                  1430    Commenced Captain’s Inspection of lower decks, holds, and storerooms.

                  1559    Secured from Captain’s lower deck inspection.

                  1625    Placed number one Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1632    Placed number one Main Engine on the line. Set course 215, speed 8 kts on the starboard shaft.

                  1700    USS SAVAGE (DER-386) assumed CTU 50.8.2

                  2033    C/c 245

                  2258    C/s 0 kts. Stopped all engines. Commenced lying to.

                  2300    Noted a 1300 shift in the wind from 260 to 130.

                  2320    Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

2-25-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on. No. 1 Main Engine

                                       is in five minute standby. No. 4 Main Engine is in fifteen minute standby.

                                       Nos. 2 and 3 Main Engine are out of commission.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator. The seas are about three feet.

                  0200    Visibility decreased to one fourth mile. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  0345    Visibility increased to six (6) miles. Secured sounding fog signals.

                  0528    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to fog and snow. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  0540    Visibility increased to 4 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0543    Placed No. 1 Main Engine on the line. Set course 325, speed 8 kts.

                  0550    Placed No. 4 Main Engine on the line.

                  0601    C/s to 10 kts on both shafts. C/s to 8 kts both shafts

                  0626    C/s to 10 kts

                  0627    C/c to 330

                  0640    C/s to 11 kts

                  0657    C/s to 14 kts with 275 RPM’s on the starboard shaft.

                  0710    Split the electrical load between Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators

                  0755    Reduced speed on starboard shaft to 247 RPM.

                  0759    Port engine stop,

                  0800    Placed #3 Main Engine on the line, port engine ahead 1/3. Commenced coming up to full speed.

                  0808    C/s port engine ahead 2/3

                  0813    C/s Port engine ahead standard, 243 RPM

                  0817    C/s 15 kts

                  0820    C/s 16 kts

                  0822    C/s 17 kts.

                  0835    Changed operational control to COMDESFLOT FIVE.

                  0930    Departed station enroute to Adak, Alaska, to obtain medical assistance for

                                       PALMANDNEEDLE, S.T., FA, USN, suspected of having acute appendicitis.

                  0935    C/s 17.5 kts.

                  1000    Commenced Captain’s inspection of heads, messing and berthing spaces.

                  1105    Secured from Captain’s inspection of heads, messing and berthing spaces.

                  1452    C/c 328

                  2052    Shifted the electrical load from No. 1 to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. The load is split

                                       between Nos. 2 and 3

                  2100    C/c 323, C/s 13 kts

                  2145    Obtained radar contact with Umak Island, bearing 354.5 range 61.7 miles.

                  2343    Obtained unidentified radar land fall bearing 330, range 81.25 miles.

2-26-61     0000    Steaming independently in route from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to Adak Island, Alaska

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 Msg 251948Z.

                                       Number 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       number 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 323, speed 13 kts.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness FOUR is set.

                                       Sighted Andreanoff Islands on radar bearing 333, range 74 miles.

                  0340    Sighted Andreanoff Islands bearing 350, 18 miles

                  0454    C/c 065; paralleling 100 fathom curve, looking for CHUGUL Pass.

                  0505    C/s 15 kts

                  0525    C/c 050

                  0540    C/c 025

                  0542    Fog observed to be closing in on islands.

                  0554    C/c 325, C/s 10 kts; commenced transit of CHUGUL Pass.

                  0555    Visibility decreased to 2 miles in snow; commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0606    Unable to sight CHUGUL Island light. C/c 145

                  0620    C/c 325

                  0621    Visibility increased to 4 miles; secured sounding fog signals.

                  0628    Visibility reduced to 500 yards intermittently in snow flurries; commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road during periods of low visibility.

                  0639    Radar fix held our position to the right of center of channel through pass; C/c 305.

                  0642    Although within 1 ½ miles of CHUGUL Island light, failed to see light; C/c 145

                  0705    C/c 325

                  0710    C/c 312

                  0723    C/c 302

                  0727    C/c 300

                  0730    C/s 12 kts

                  0745    C/c 307

                  0752    C/c 270

                  0755    C/c 268

                  0756    C/c 265

                  0808    C/s 15 kts

                  0809    C/c 261

                  0810    Sighted ASUKSAK Island light bearing 287, range 2000 yds.

                  0815    C/s 17 kts

                  0819    Passed ASUKSAK Island light abeam to starboard bearing 351, range 400 yd.

                  0825    Entering the BERING Sea.

                  0850    C/s 17.5 kts

                  0915    Set the special sea and anchoring detail

                  0922    C/c 249

                  0923    C/c 245

                  0924    C/s 12 kts

                  0927    C/c 249

                  0932    C/c 250

                  0935    C/s 8 kts. Passed breakwater to Sweepers Cove on Adak Island;

                                       commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds

                                       while making approach on Pier 10. YTB 139 (USS ALA) with

                                       advisory pilot aboard standing clear to port.

                  0947    Moored port side to Pier 10

                  0955    Moored with standard mooring lines; 35 knots of wind is setting ship on pier; surge is 4 feet.

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

                                       SOPA is CO, NavSta., Adak. Ships present include USS HITCHITI (ATF-103).

                  1020    PALMANDNEEDLE, S.T., FA, USN, departed ship in ambulance for

                                       medical treatment at U.S. Naval Hospital, Adak.

                  1021    Commenced taking on fuel.

                  1130    No. 4 line parted due to surge of ship. Put over a different No. 4 line.

                  1230    YTB 402 (USS PANAMETA) stood by our starboard bow with wire rope to hold ship away from pier.

                  1300    YTB 402 (USS PANAMETA) parted 2 successive heaving lines while

                                       holding us from pier in 25-35 knots of wind.

                  1305    Secured from taking on fuel having taking on 41,626 gals diesel fuel.

                  1315    Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AOL since 0900, 3 Feb. 1961.

                  1330    Set the special sea and anchoring detail

                  1349    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge;

                                       Captain Conning. YTB 402 (USS PANAMETA) standing by with wire rope to starboard bow.

                  1410    Cast off all lines.

                  1415    Moored; tug not familiar with our intentions.

                  1422    Underway breasting out from pier. Maneuvering with engines and rudder to

                                       twist out stern while YTB 402 (USS PANAMETA) is pulling out bow.

                  1428    YTB 402 (USS PANAMETA) parted wire rope to our bow and was waved clear of ship.

                                       Continued backing into basin.

                  1430    Commenced sharp turn into wind with all engines ahead full and right full rudder.

                  1432    Set course 070, speed 12 kts.

                  1440    OOD took the Conn.

                  1442    Secured the special sea and anchoring detail.

                  1450    C/c 081

                  1536    C/c 16 kts

                  1547    C/c 082

                  1601    C/c 083

                  1612    Passed ASUKSAK island light abeam to port, range 1.2 miles.

                  1616    C/c 080

                  1625    C/c 090

                  1627    C/s 17 kts

                  1655    C/c 148

                  1715    Took departure from Adak Island with Anagansik Island bearing 2910, range 3.7 miles enroute

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”. Base course 148, base speed 17 kts.

                  1724    Crossed the 100 fathom curve.

2-27-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Adak island, Alaska to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MSG 251948Z FEB 1961 and

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60 ON COURSE 148, SPEED 17 KTS.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split

                                       between No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set.

                  0313    Lost all gyro input to repeaters. Commenced steering 139 PStgC. Gyro casualty due

                                       to overheating and burning out of amplifier system.

                  0400    Commenced steering by gyro compass.

                  1130    Changed Operational Control to COMBARPAC.

                  1230    Arrived NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” C/s 10 kts

                  1245    C/s 8 kts

                  1300    Commenced engineering casualty control drills.

                  1317    Stopped the starboard shaft. Placed number 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                                       Placed number 2 Main Engine in 60 minute standby.

                  1327    C/c 090

                  1345    C/c 060

                  1352    Secured from engineering casualty control drills. Placed number 4 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  1533    Commenced ditching at sea drill.

                  1544    Secured from ditching at sea drill.

                  2039    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 15 minute standby. Took No. 1 Main Engine off the line

                  2052    Secured No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator. The electrical load is on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  2120    Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator

2-28-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 251948Z Feb. 1961.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. The electrical load is on

                                       No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. No. 3 Main Engine is on the line with Nos. 2 and 4 Main Engines

                                       in 15 minute standby. Base course 060, base speed 8 kts.

                  0101    C/c to 210

                  0400    Steaming as before; sea calm with light swell and winds. Barometer steady; visibility clear.

                  0718    Stopped all engines, placed #3 Main Engine in immediate standby and commenced lying to

                                       on a heading of 1700 PGC.

                  1532    Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

                  1542    Set material condition ZEBRA. Exercised damage control parties with simulated rocket hit forward.

                  1612    Set material condition YOKE.

                  1620    Secured from General Quarters.

                  1645    Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line. Set course 090, speed 8 kts on the port shaft.

                                       Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1703    C/c 080

                  2000    Steaming as before in 10 foot seas from 100, winds from 095 35 kts. The ship is rolling moderately

                                       15 to 20 degrees.

                  2020    Placed number 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  2022    Placed number 2 Main Engine on the starboard shaft at 8 kts.

                  2024    C/c 085

                  2033    C/c 090

                  2043    C/c 095

                  2045    C/c 085

                  2047    C/c 090

                  2052    Placed number three Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

                                       number 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators

                  2200    Seas increased to 12 feet, wind velocity increased to 40 kts. Experiencing occasional 25 degree rolls.

3-1-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 251948Z Feb. 1961.

                                       Base course 090, speed 8 kts. No. 2 and 3 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Ship is riding into rough seas and gale winds.

                  0137    C/c 270. Course change required standard bell on shafts to bring ship’s speed up to 8 knots

                                       through the water in order to reverse course. Maneuver required 13 minutes to complete.

                  0639    C/c 090

                  0808    Commenced steering by magnetic compass. Gyro error varies between 10 and 60.

                  0830    Seas continue to build. Height 15 feet.

                  1100    Fog and rain preceded the passage of a warm front.

                  1115    Wind shifted from 110 to 130. Seas shifted to 125, decreasing to 8 feet.

                  1323    C/c to 100 magnetic

                  1325    C/c to 115 magnetic

                  1333    C/c to 130 magnetic

                  1342    C/c to 140 magnetic

                  1355    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  1529    Commenced steering by gyro compass. Steering course 154.

                  1546    Stopped the port shaft.

                  1600    Steaming as before. Visibility ½ mile in heavy fog, barometer falling slowly, seas moderating.

                  1558    C/s port engine ahead 1/3

                  1630    Visibility increased to five miles; ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1715    Stopped the starboard shaft due to low lube oil pressure in #2 Main Engine.

                  1717    Placed #1 Main Engine on the line. C/s starboard engine ahead 1/3

                  1735    Low lube oil pressure in #2 Main Engine determined to be due to excess air

                                       in the lube oil system. #2 Main Engine now operating satisfactorily.

                  1810    Placed No. 2 & 4 Main Engine on the line.

                  1930    Obtained radar contact, bearing 190, range 17 miles. Contact identified as

                                       USS FALGOUT (DER-324). Determined to be on course 334, 12 knots.

                                       CPA 238, 21,800 yards.

                  1949    C/s 10 kts.

                  1954    C/s 12 kts.

                  1958    C/s 15 kts.

                  2000    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”.

                  2010    USS FALGOUT (DER-324) determined to be at CPA bearing 240, range 20,000 yd.

                  2100    C/c 160

                  2200    Changed operational control to COMDESFLOT FIVE.

                  2240    C/s 16 kt.

3-2-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute U.S. NAVSTA., Pearl Harbor, Hawaii from

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60

                                       and COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 251948Z Feb. 1961. Base course is 160, speed 15 kts.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Seas are moderate with winds of 25 kts.

                  0400    Steaming as before; visibility clear, barometer rising slowly. Ship riding comfortably,

                                       but taking spray and pounding occasionally in moderate seas.

                  0711    C/s 17 kts

                  0825    Suffered a loss of lube oil pressure to the port reduction gear due to a burst line.

                                       Commenced slowing the port shaft.

                  0828    Stopped the port shaft. Turning 14 kts. on the starboard shaft.

                  1210    C/s 8 kts on starboard shaft.

                  1211    Placed port shaft back on the line.

                  1226    C/s 12 kts.

                  1241    C/s 15 kts.

                  1259    C/s 16 kts.

                  1305    C/s 17 kts.

                  1326    C/s 17.5 kts.

                  1424    C/s 15 kts

                  1426    C/s 12 kts

                  1427    C/s port shaft ahead 1/3, starboard ahead 2/3.

                  1428    C/s port shaft stopped, starboard ahead 2/3

                  1430    C/s 14 kts on starboard shaft, port shaft secured due to lube oil leak.

                  1625    Repaired lube oil leak to the port reduction gear. Placed Nos. 3 and 4 Main Engines on the line.

                  1637    Brought port shaft up to 2/3 speed.

                  1658    C/s 15 kts

                  1711    C/s 16 kts

                  1716    C/s 16.5 kts

                  1720    C/s 17 kts

                  1725    C/s 17.5 kts

                  1732    Lost lube oil pressure to port reduction gear momentarily due to vibrating valve.

3-3-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60

                                       and COMDESFLOT 5 message 251948Z of February 1961.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 160, speed 17.5 kt.

                  0300    C/c 158

                  0352    Visibility decreased to 100 yards. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0359    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals

                  0400    Steaming as before. Ship riding comfortably with moderate seas and winds

                  0800    Steaming as before in light seas and winds; sky overcast, barometer rising

                  1346    Sustained recurrence of casualty to lube oil line in port reduction gear.

                                       Commenced slowing to take the port shaft off the line.

                  1355    Indicating speed 14.0 knots on the starboard shaft; port engines are stopped.

                                       Ship is in constant rain showers.

                  1731    C/s starboard shaft ahead 2/3

                  1732    Placed the port shaft back on the line at 1/3.

                  1733    C/s starboard ahead standard.

                  1742    C/s starboard shaft ahead full, port shaft ahead 2/3, indicating turns for 17 kts.

                  1754    C/s port shaft ahead standard.

                  1812    Brought port shaft ahead full.

                  1816    C/s 17.5 kts

                  2000    Steaming as before, in light wind and calm seas. Visibility clear, barometer rising

3-4-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60

                                       and COMDESFLOT FIVE MSG 251948Z of February 1961.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 153, base speed 17.5 kts.

                  0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PRODECK, D.F., FA, AOL

                                       since 3 February 1961. Declared a deserter this date.

                  0815    Commenced Captain’s Inspection of personnel

                  0825    Secured from inspection.

                  1012    Secured the gyro to correct 3 ½ 0 error. Commenced steering 1400 PStgC.

                  1200    Steaming as before in moderate to light winds and seas. Visibility clear, barometer falling slowly

                  1421    Commenced steering by gyro compass on course 1560 PGC

3-5-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 020800Z of March 1961.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 153, base speed 17.5 kts.

                  1330    C/c 155

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate winds and seas. Visibility clear, barometer falling slowly

3-6-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 MSG 020800Z of March 1961.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Number 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 155, base speed 17.5 kts.

                  0140    Obtained radar landfall on Kauai, Bearing 183, range 80 miles.

                  0500    Obtained radar landfall on the island of Oahu. Bearing 1440T, distance 75 miles.

                  0649    Sighted the island of Oahu. Bearing 1350T, distance 35 miles.

                  0805    Commenced slowing the port shaft due to a lube oil leak in the port reduction gear.

                  0818    Stopped the port shaft.

                  0819    C/s to 14 kts on the starboard shaft

                  0925    C/c to 140

                  0946    Sighted Kaena Point light, bearing 076, range 7.6 miles.

                  0956    Placed the port shaft on the line.

                  1003    C/s to 137

                  1024    Picked up radar contact. Bearing 1490, range 40.700 yards. Evaluated to be

                                       a formation of ships on course 2710 at 17 knots. CPA 2010 24,500 yds. at time.

                  1049    Sighted Barbers Point light, bearing 1220, 13 ½ miles.

                  1038    Obtained visual contact. Bearing 1600. Evaluated to be an oiler.

                  1047    C/c 140

                  1048    C/c 145

                  1050    C/c 160

                  1053    C/c 180.     Changing course to avoid fishing vessel and nets.

                  1058    C/c 130

                  1110    C/s 10 kts. Preparing to receive the USS NEWELL (DER-322) alongside

                                       our starboard side for a light line transfer. Captain is at the Conn.

                  1115    USS NEWELL (DER-322) made approach alongside starboard quarter.

                  1119    Transfer complete.

                  1121    OOD assumed the Conn

                  1147    Passed Barbers Point light abeam to port.

                  1230    C/c 342. Set the Special Sea and Anchor detail. The Captain and Navigator are on the bridge.

                                       ENS PULLS at the Conn.

                  1240    Entered inland waters. Steering various courses and speeds to conform with Pearl Harbor. Channel

                  1249    LT QUARTERINGSEA at the Conn.

                  1305    Moored port side to the USS O’BANNON (DDE-450) in nest with USS RADFORD (DDE-446)

                                       along side USS FRONTIER (AD-25) at berth “F”, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

                  1312    Secured the Special Sea and Anchor detail. Set the regular in port watch

                  1318    YO-78 moored alongside to starboard.

                  1333    Commenced taking on fuel. Draft FWD 10 feet 0 inches; AFT 10 feet 9 inches.

                                       Received 39,401 gallons of diesel oil at 600F.

                  1404    Ship shifted power to tender power.

                  1444    PRODECK, D.F., FA, AWOL from 0900, 3 February 1961 to 1145, 3 March 1961

                                       was delivered on board, under guard from the USS DURANT (DER-389).

                                       PRODECK was in civilian clothes

                  1625    Completed refueling from YO-78. Draft forward 11 feet 0 inches; AFT 11 feet 9 inches.

                  1700    Two petty officers departed ship for shore patrol duty pursuant to Commanding Officer’s orders.

                  2245    Two petty officers returned from shore patrol

3-7-61       0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  1330    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       PRODECK, D.F., ENFA; Offense: AOL from 3 February 1961 to 3 March 1961,

                                       a period of 28 days and missing movement.

                                       Punishment: Special Court-martial

3-8-61       0520    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to the

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for

                                       Temporary Additional Duty.

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: OVERHEAD, E.T., FA, and SHOREUP, P.R., SN.

                  0830    OVERHEAD, E.T., FA, returned on board, having been AWOL since 0730 this date

                  0830    SHOREUP, P.R., SN, returned on board, having been AWOL since 0730, this date.

                  1200    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to the

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for temporary additional duty

                  1330    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following Non-judicial Punishment:

                                       SHOREUP, P.R., SN: Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Article 86 and Article 91:

                                       Punishment: Extra duties for 14 days, commencing 8 March 1961.

                                       PAY, F.S., FA. Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Article 123 and Article 95.

                                       Punishment: Awarded Summary Court Martial.

                                       (Summary Court Martial – In the simplest terms, a court martial dealing with

                                       minor offenses in which the punishment will not result in discharge from the armed forces

                                       A Special Court Martial is the second level and then a General Court Martial)

                  1420    One petty officer returned to the ship, having completed temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol.

                  1704    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, two petty officers left the ship to report to the Senior

                                       Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for temporary additional duty

                  1757    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

3-9-61       0048    Two petty officers returned aboard after completion of TAD with shore patrol.

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: PHONETIC, S.L., GMSN.

                  0828    PHONETIC, S.L., GMSN, reported aboard having been AWOL since 0745, this date,

                                       a period of 58 minutes.

                  1640    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, two petty officers left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for TAD

3-10-61     0045    Two petty officers returned aboard after completion of TAD with Shore Patrol

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

                  0850    Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

                                       Condition – Normal. Was unable to make weekly test of the sprinkler

                                       system since valves were on tender for repairs

                  1334    The Special Court-Martial met in the case of PRODECK, D.F., FA.

                  1557    The Special Court-Martial which met in the case of PRODECK, D.F., FA,

                                       adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.

                  1650    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, two petty officers left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2250    Two petty officers returned to the ship having completed TAD

3-11-61     0000    Ships present include USS KEARSARGE (CVS-33) with COMCANCORTRON TWO embarked,

                                       HMCS SAGUENAY (DDE-206), HMCS ST LAURENT (DDE-205)

                                       HMCS OTTAWA (DDE-229).

                  0725    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

                  0746    YO-78 moored alongside to starboard to fuel the USS RADFORD (DDE-445)

                  0935    In the case of PRODECK, D.F., FA, the convening authority approved the following sentence:

                                       To be discharged from the service with a bad conduct discharge,

                                       to be confined at hard labor for four (4) months,

                                       to forfeit $50.00 per month for four (4) months, and

                                       to be reduced in rate to FR.

                  0955    YO-78 underway from alongside.

                  1025    PRODECK, D.F., FR, departed ship under guard for U.S. Naval Station Brig,

                                       U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, for confinement.

                  1030    The Summary Court Martial convened in the case of PAY, F.S., FA,

                                       adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.

                  1100    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed ship for

                                       TAD to Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

3-12-61     0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None

                  1650    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, two petty officers left the ship to report to

                                       Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

3-13-61     0025    Two petty officers returned on board having completed temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

                  0851    The sub-board of the Board of Inspection and Survey of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard came on board

                                       and commenced INSURV Inspection.

                  0920    Commenced preparations for breasting out.

                  0928    YTB-263 (NEOGA) and YTB-195 (YONAGUSKA) came along side to

                                       starboard and secured fore and aft.

                  0939    Underway, breasting out to permit the USS RADFORD (DDE-446) to get underway.

                  0958    Moored port side to USS O’BANNON (DDE-450), with standard mooring lines in a nest of

                                       three ships at pier FOXTROT, Berth ONE, U.S. Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Hawaii.

                                       Moored alongside to port are the USS O’BANNON (DDE-450), and

                                       the USS FRONTIER (AD-25).

                  1012    Completed breasting out, YTB-263 (USS NEOGA), YTB-195 (USS Yonaguska) departed the side

                  1257    YO-114 moored alongside to starboard and commenced taking fuel from the

                                       USS O’BANNON (DDE-450)

                  1602    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to the

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer for temporary additional duty

                  2317    YO-114 secured from taking fuel from the USS O’BANNON (DDE-450) and departed the side.

3-14-61     0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  0759    USS SAVAGE (DER-386) moored alongside to starboard with standard mooring lines

                  0821    Fire on signal bridge. Mustered the crew at quarters.

                  0824    Fire is out. Secured from quarters.

                  1037    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                  1500    OVERHAUL, S.B., SOG3, USN sustained wide laceration to left hand while in performance of duty.

                                       Injury not due to own misconduct. treated by ship’s hospital corpsman.

                  1945    One petty officer returned aboard having completed TAD as Shore Patrol

3-15-61     0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

3-16-61     0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

3-17-61     0000    Moored port side to USS O’BANNON (DDE-450) with standard mooring lines in a nest

                                       of five ships at pier FOXTROT, berth ONE (1), U.S. Naval Air Station, Ford Island, Hawaii.

                                       Ships in the nest include USS FRONTIER (AD-25), USS O’BANNON (DDE-450),

                                       USS LANSING (DER-388), USS SAVAGE (DER-386), USS TAWAKONI (ATF-114)

                                       in order. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, yard and district craft.

                                       SOPA is CINCPACFLT in CINCPACFLT Headquarters, Makalapa Heights,

                                       Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Modified condition YOKE is set.

                                       Receiving all services from USS FRONTIER (AD-25)

                  0530    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

                  1140    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  1400    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD Shore Patrol

                  1415    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       OVERHANG, P.S., FA: Offense: Breach of Peace.

                                       Punishment: Excused.

                                       PAYOUT, L.O., FN: Offense: Breach of Peace.

                                       Punishment: Extra duty for five days commencing 17 March 1961

                  1658    While working on a Main Engine, OVERALL, L.D., EN2, USN, received a simple fracture of the

                                       distal end of the 3 rd finger of left hand, when he hit it with a hammer.

                                       Not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by the Hospital Corpsman.

                                       Disposition: Returned to duty.

                  1844    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD Shore Patrol Duty

3-18-61     0800    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None

                  0930    Shifted the electrical load from the tender to #3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1028    Shifted the electrical load to #2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1249    Tested #3 and #4 Main Engines; test satisfactory.

3-19-61     0630    PENDANT, L.W., SN, was returned to the ship by Shore Patrol in civilian clothing for drunkenness.

                  0900    Mustered the crew on stations

                  1405    Energized the gyro in preparation to get underway.

3-20-61     0715    Shifted the electrical load from the USS FRONTIER (AD-25) to

                                       ships service generators No. #2 and No. #3 split.

                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

                  0800    Commenced preparations for getting underway.

                  0830    Set the special sea and anchoring detail.

                  0855    Shifted the watch to the bridge. Harbor tugs alongside USS TAWAKONI (ATF-114)

                                       with pilot aboard USS SAVAGE (DER-386).

                  0900    TAWAKONI and SAVAGE breasted out

                  0904    Hoisted aboard ship’s boat.

                  0905    Completed all preparations for getting underway; draft 11’ 1”, FWD’ 11’ 2”, AFT.

                                       Captain and Navigator on the bridge; ENS RELATIVEBEARING at the Conn.

                  0909    Underway in accordance with COMDESFLOT 5 Mov-Ord 9-61 and

                                       COMBARPAC OpOrder 201-60. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to conform with the Pearl Harbor channel

                  0937    Passed buoys 1 and 2 abeam on course 154, speed 15 kts.

                  0939    Secured the special sea and anchoring detail; set the regular underway watch; condition IV.

                  0940    Commenced slowing to 12 kts on starboard shaft while performing maintenance on port shaft.

                  0949    Entered international waters

                  0958    Placed port shaft back on line; commenced building speed to 15 kts.

                  1142    Set condition ZEBRA aft of frame 99.

                  1147    Off loaded 12 Mk 9 Mod 3 Depth charges.

                  1153    Set Condition YOKE.

                  1210    With Kaena Pt. Light bearing 070, distance 10.5 miles, took departure and

                                       set course 340. Speed 17.5 kts. for NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                  1251    C/s 13 kts

                  1259    C/s 17.5 kts

                  1447    C/s 13 kts

                  1457    C/s 17.5 kts

                  1532    Exercised the crew at 1AS General Quarters.

                  1538    Condition ZEBRA is set.

                  1545    Set condition YOKE. Secured from General Quarters.

                  1600    Steaming as before in light winds and seas

                  1648    C/s 13 kts

                  1707    C/s 17.5 kts

                  1800    Winds and seas are increasing.

                  1842    C/s 13 kts

                  1859    C/s 17.5 kts

                  2003    C/c 338

                  2034    C/s 13 kts

                  2100    C/s 17.5 kts

                  2253    C/s 13 kts

3-21-61     0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  1507    C/c 340

                  1541    Exercised the crew at 1AA General Quarters.

                  1546    Condition ZEBRA set throughout the ship.

                  1557    Held abandon ship drill.

                  1607    Secured from abandon ship drills.

                  1610    Condition YOKE set. Secured from 1AA General Quarters

                  1800    Steaming as before in light steady breeze, light swell and smooth sea

                  2000    Steaming as before. Seas are increasing slightly

3-22-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT 5 MOVORD 9-61 on course 340, speed 17.5 kts.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Gentle breezes and slight seas

                  1044    Secured gyro compass while correcting 3.40W gyro error. Commenced steering 328 PStg compass.

                  1602    Commenced steering by gyro on course 342

                  1930    The wind shifted 25 degrees from 210 to 185 and increased in velocity from 13 kts to 17 kts.

                  2000    Steaming as before in light steady breeze, calm sea and moderate swell. Visibility clear; barometer steady

3-23-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT 5 MOVORD 9-61. On course 342, speed 17.5 kts.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Light steady breeze. Calm seas with moderate swells

                  1224    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with the

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  1230    Visibility increased to 3 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1556    Visibility decreased to 500 yards intermittently. Commenced sounding fog

                                       signals in accordance with the International Rules of the Road, as necessary.

                  1739    Suffered salt water cooling casualty to No. 3 Main Engine. C/s 13 kt. Stopped port shaft.

                  1755    Casualty repaired by small plug. Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line.

                  1759    C/c 15 kt.

                  1800    C/s 17.5 kt

                  1955    Visibility increased to 3 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  2000    C/c 342

                  2030    Experienced weather front passage. Winds shifted from 225 to 285.

                                       Barometer increased from 29.68 to 29.73. The seas shifted from 230

                                       to 270. Temperature dropped 4 degrees.

                  2155    Placed number one Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

                                       number one and three Ship’s Service Generators. Placed number two Ship’s Service Generator

                                       in standby.

3-24-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT 5 MOVORD 9-61 Base course is 342, base speed 17.6 kts.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Visibility is clear; barometer steady. The ship is pitching easily with moderate winds and

                                       swell on the port bow.

                  0110    Obtained radar surface contact bearing 1200T, distance 10 miles. Contact designated skunk ALFA.

                  0120    Sighted skunk ALFA bearing 1600T, distance 7 miles.

                  0137    Skunk ALFA determined to be on course 2550T, speed 13 kts.

                  0141    Skunk ALFA at CPA, bearing 1100T, distance 13,500 yds.

                  0210    Lost visual contact with skunk ALFA, bearing 1690T, distance 10 miles.

                  0212    Skunk ALFA faded bearing 1730T, distance 11 miles.

                  0400    Steaming as before. Rolling and pitching moderately with an occasional pound.

                  0847    C/s 17 kts

                  1323    Commenced maneuvering to launch weather balloon.

                  1330    Returned to base course 342

                  1554    C/c to 335

                  1740    Obtained surface contact on radar bearing 266, range 11 miles

                  1744    Contact is sighted, bearing 246, range 10 miles.

                  1758    Contact determined to be on course 088, speed 11 kts.

                  1757    Contact is at CPA bearing 212, range 16,500 yds.

                  1830    Lost contact visually. Bearing 151, range 28,000 yds.

                  1905    Contact faded from radar scope bearing 120, range 40,000 yds.

                  1930    Shifted operational control to COMBARPAC.

                  1937    C/s to 15 kts

                  2030    C/s 12 kts

                  2105    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact, bearing 309, range 21 miles.

                  2130    Arrived on NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”. Commenced patrolling station in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Surface contact determined to be

                                       USS DURANT (DER-389) on course 197, 11.5 kts.

                  2201    USS DURANT at CPA, bearing 267, distance 16 miles.

                  2230    C/s 8 kts.

                  2300    C/s secured the starboard shaft and placed No. 2 Main Engine in fifteen minute standby.

                                       Also secured No. 4 Main Engine.

                  2305    USS DURANT faded from radar, bearing 168, range 30 miles.

3-25-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and condition of

                                       Readiness IV are set. No. 3 Main Engine is on the line with No. 2 Main Engine

                                       in 15 minute standby. The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 335, base speed 8 kts. Riding comfortably in moderate swells.

                  0400    Experienced a weak, warm frontal passage.

                  0717    C/c 160 to head towards station center.

                  0905    Placed the electrical load on No. one (1) Ship’s Service Generator

                  0930    Commenced Captain’s Inspection of lower decks, messing, berthing, and heads.

                  1000    C/s 0 kt. Commenced lying to. Placed No. three (3) Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1014    Placed No. three (3) Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1145    Secured from Captain’s Inspection.

3-26-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. The ship is lying to. No. 2 and 3 Main Engines

                                       are in 15 minutes standby and No. 1 and 4 Main Engines are in 30 minutes standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator. The ship is riding comfortably in

                                       seas having a light ground swell

                  0455    Obtained radar contact bearing 2140, range 15 miles. Designated skunk “A”.

                                       Determined to be on course 084, speed 12.5 kts. with CPA at 1600 10 miles

                  0500    Obtained skunk “A” visually.

                  0514    Obtained radar contact bearing 0420, range 15 miles. Designated skunk “B”.

                                       determined to be on course 2800, speed 12 kts. with CPA 0100 12 miles at time 0550.

                  0530    Obtained skunk “B” visually.

                  0536    Skunk “A” is at CPA bearing 1680, range 10.5 miles.

                  0545    Lost skunk “A” visually.

                  0610    Skunk “B” is at CPA bearing 3590, range 10.5 miles.

                  0622    Lost skunk “B” visually.

                  0633    Skunk “A” faded from radar bearing 1110, range 22 miles.

                  0720    Skunk “B” faded from radar, bearing 204, range 23 miles.

                  1600    Underway as before in calm seas and light breezes. Visibility, clear; barometer, steady.

3-27-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and COMDESFLOT 5 MOVORD 9-61.

                                       Ship is underway with no way on. No. 3 Main Engine is in 15 minutes standby.

                                       The electrical load is being carried on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator. Material condition

                                       YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. Light breeze and slight sea.

                  0306    Obtained radar surface contact at CPA bearing 358, range 17 miles.

                                       Contact determined to be on course 088, speed 14 kts.

                  0330    Noted winds increasing and shifting counter-clockwise during watch. Barometer fell -.06.

                  0408    Radar surface contact faded bearing 048, range 22 miles.

                  0435    The forward lookout, OUTOFTRIM, S.C., SN, USN, fell, striking his head on

                                       a sound powered phone stowage box. Not due to his own misconduct.

                                       Treated by the Hospital Corpsman and placed in bed.

                  0930    Shifted the electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Secured No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1029    Height of seas increased to 6 feet. Wind velocity increased to 30 kts.

                                       Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line. Commenced getting underway due to rough seas.

                                       Set course 010, speed 8 kts.

                  1030    Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1035    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  1202    Due to increasing seas, ship drifted 900 to the right of course. C/s 10 kt.

                                       Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line.

                  1218    Ship steady on course 010. C/s 8 kt. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1402    Ship drifted 800 to the left of course. C/s 10 kt. Placed No 2 Main Engine on line

                  1419    Ship steady on course 010. C/s 8 kt. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1440    Due to increase of seas to 12 ft. and difficulty in maintaining course,

                                       changed course to 1900. Ship now heading into seas for more comfortable ride.

                  1444    C/c 170.,

                  1446    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line.

                  1450    C/s 160.

                  1453    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1532    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1540    C/c 155. During the course of the watch experienced increasing seas up to 15 ft. and

                                       winds up to 43 kt. Barometer dropped 0.34 inches to 29.22 inches.

                  1637    C/s port ahead 2/3 indicating turns for 12 kts. Made a complete 3600 turn to the

                                       right to regain course 1550.

                  1711    C/c 1450 with nothing to right of 1500. Rolling heavily in 15 ft seas. Difficult to maintain course.

                  1805    C/s Starboard shaft ahead 1/3

                  1808    C/s Starboard shaft stopped

                  1912    C/s starboard shaft ahead 1/3 to get back on course

                  1917    C/s starboard shaft stopped

                  1934    Shifted electrical load to 2 & 3 Ship’s Service Generators split. During the watch,

                                       the ship was rolling heavily. The seas continued to build during the watch and

                                       are about 25 feet high. The winds averaged 40 kts. with gusts to 55 kts.

                  2010    Weather front passed. Wind shifted 80 from 175 to 255.

                  2058    C/c to 205

3-28-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Base course 2050 PGC, base speed 8 kts.

                                       on the port shaft. No. 3 Main Engine is on the line. No. 2 is in immediate standby.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship.

                                       The ship is pitching moderately and rolling heavily, pounding occasionally

                                       in heavy rolling seas from 2700T. The barometer is steady, visibility is clear,

                                       but marred by intermittent snow squalls.

                  0-440   C/c 225

                  0530    C/c 220

                  0605    During heavy rolling of the ship, SIDEBOYS, M.M., SN, USN, received contusion of

                                       left knee when loss of footing resulted in striking knee against bulkhead of pilot house.

                                       Treatment administered by the medical department representative.

                                       Disposition: Assigned to light duty.

                  0635    C/c 230. During course of watch, ship continued rolling heavily in 25 ft. seas from 270 to 250.

                                       Strong winds in excess of 45 kts. with gusts to 55 kts. are from 255.

                                       Barometer dropped .08 inches to 28.96 inches.

                  0800    Steaming as before in heavy seas from 250, height 25 ft. Winds from 265 at 45 kts.

                                       Barometer steady at 28.96.

                  0825    C/s 11 kts. port shaft

                  0900    A 30 to 40 foot wave broke over the bow. No apparent damage.

                  0903    C/s 8 kts. port shaft

                  0930    C/c 240

                  1109    Barometer increased .05.

                  1115    Experienced 63 degree roll to port; 55 degrees to starboard due to a 35 to 40 foot wave breaking

                                       forward of the starboard beam. No apparent damage.

                  1240    The ship took several large rolls of 50 degrees. High seas and gale winds continue.

                  1608    C/c to 250

                  1705    Placed the starboard shaft on line.

                  1710    C/c to 070, C/s to 11 kts

                  1713    C/s to 8 kts

                  1734    Stopped the starboard shaft. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby

                  1901    C/s to 11 kts

                  1904    C/s to 8 kts. Seas decreased to height of 6 ft. with swells to 12 ft. during the watch.

                  2004    C/c 325.

                  2112    C/s 11 kts. During course of watch wind remained constant from 305 at 30 kts.

                                       Barometer steady. Ship is rolling moderately due to 10 ft. seas from 280 with swells up to 20 ft.

                  2359    C/s 8 kts. on port shaft

3-29-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Base course 3250 PGC, base speed 8 kts.

                                       on the port shaft. No. 3 Main Engine is on the line. No. 2 is in 5 minute standby.

                                       Nos. 1 and 4 Main Engines are in thirty (30) minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 2 and 4 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set

                  0310    C/c 3150.

                  1040    Paralleled the electrical load between No. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1200    Steaming as before in fresh breezes and moderate seas. Visibility, clear; barometer falling slowly

                  1300    Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1345    C/s All stop

                  1347    Commenced lying to on a heading of 315 0 PGC.

                  1350    Placed No. 3 Main Engine in five minute standby.

                  1500    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following Non-Judicial Punishment:

                                       PADRE, A.S., ENFN, Violation of UCMJ, Article 91 and Article 134.

                                       Awarded: 2 weeks extra duty.

                  1536    Exercised the crew at ditching at sea stations.

                  1604    Secured from ditching at sea drill.

                  2106    Obtained radar surface contact, bearing 234, range 18 miles.

                  2114    Contact determined to be on course 088, speed 13 kts.

                  2246    Contact at CPA, bearing 160, range 8 miles

                  2230    Sighted contact visually, bearing 163, range 8 miles.

3-30-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. No. 3 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby

                                       with No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby. The electrical load is on No. 1 ship’s

                                       service generator. Underway with no way one.

                  0101    Unidentified radar surface contact faded, bearing 096, range 21 miles.

                  0349    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to snow. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0358    Visibility increased to 6 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0655    Placed No. 3 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0706    Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line. Commenced getting underway. Set course 330, speed 8 kts.

                                       Wind velocity increased to 28 kts. Seas are 4 feet in height.

                  0848    During routine BT drop, lost BT and approximately 300 ft. of cable.

                  1202    C/c 340

                  1306    C/c 3000

                  1310    Obtained radar contact bearing 1120, range 17 miles. Sighted contact visually.

                  1321    Determined contact to be on course 1680, speed 18 kts. CPA 1700, range 8 miles.

                  1328    Contact is at CPA bearing 1780, range 10 miles.

                  1340    Lot contact visually bearing 1800, range 10 miles

                  1410    A snow squall passed over. Visibility decreased to 3 ½ miles until squall passed.

                  1440    C/c 0400.

                  1451    C/c 3400.

                  1503    Visibility decreased to 1 mile due to snow squall. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

                  1505    Visibility increased to 7 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1545    Exercised the crew at 1AA General Quarters. C/c 1600.

                  1549    C/s 11 kts.

                  1550    Set condition ZEBRA.

                  1615    Set condition YOKE through out the ship.

                  1620    Secured from General Quarters.

                  1621    C/s 8 kts.

                  1909    C/s to 10 kts

                  1923    C/s to 8 kts

                  1954    C/c to 150.

                  2000    Steaming as before in moderate winds and seas. Ship is pitching and rolling easily.

                                       Visibility is clear; barometer steady. C/c 3150 PGC to place the seas on the bow

                                       and head towards station center.

3-31-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Base course 315, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. three (3) Main Engine is on the line with No two (2) Main Engine in 5 minutes standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. one (1) Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       The ship is rolling moderately in 10 ft. seas from 330.

                  0606    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 291, distance 15.9 miles.

                  0611    Unidentified contact tracked and determined to be on course 072, speed 9 knots. CPA 340,

                                       distance 7 miles.

                  0650    Sighted merchant vessel bearing 315, distance 9 miles.

                  0715    Lost sight of merchant vessel in snow squall.

                  0729    Regained sight of merchant vessel bearing 010. Contact closed to 4 miles, then resumed his track.

                  0758    C/c 110.

                  0801    C/c 120

                  0920    Visibility decreased to ½ mile; commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0922    Visibility increased to 7 miles; ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1025    Radar contact faded from scope bearing 059, range 21 miles.

                  1115    C/c 000.

                  1354    C/c to 340

                  1407    C/c to 330

                  1415    C/c to 350

                  1420    C/c to 355

                  1425    C/c to 330

                  2000    Steaming as before. Rolling and pitching lightly.

                  2103    C/s 11 kts on port shaft

                  2128    C/s to 8 kts on port shaft

                  2200    C/c 110.

4-1-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Base course 110, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. three Main Engine is on the line with No. two Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. one Ship’s Service Generator.

                  0133    C/c 110

                  0235    C/s 11 kts. on port shaft

                  0312    8 kts. on port shaft

                  0633    C/s to 11 kts

                  0649    C/c to 290

                  0653    C/s to 8 kts

                  0714    C/c to 275

                  0800    Steaming as before in light swells and fresh breezes. Visibility clear, barometer steady

                  1030    Commenced Captain’s Inspection of topside, messing, berthing and head facilities.

                  1055    Placed #2 Main Engine in immediate standby

                  1100    Placed #2 Main Engine on the line; C/s starboard ahead 1/3, port stop, 138 RPM

                  1101    Placed #3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby

                  1115    Detected leaking blow down valve in #2 Main Engine; commenced placing #1 Main Engine

                                       in immediate standby.

                  1130    Stopped the starboard shaft momentarily and placed #1 Main Engine on the line

                  1133    Secured from Captain’s Inspection of messing, berthing and head facilities

                  1210    Blow down valve on No. #2 Main Engine has been repaired. Placed No. #2 Main Engine

                                       in immediate standby.

                  1212    Fresh cooling water has excessively high temperature on No. #1 Main Engine.

                                       Took #1 Main Engine off the line and placed No. #2 Main Engine on the line.

                  1340    C/c 245. Ship riding comfortably in seas from 250 with a light ground swell from 310.

                                       Barometer is falling.

                  1650    C/s 11 kts on starboard shaft

                  1715    C/s 8 kts on starboard shaft.

                  1730    C/c 210

                  1800    Obtained unidentified surface radar contact.

                  1809    Contact determined to be on course 082, speed 18 kts.

                  1817    Contact is at CPA, bearing 167, 8 miles.

                  1900    Contact faded from radar 109, 10 miles.

                  2130    C/c to 050

                  2215    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 298, range 16 miles, course Easterly.

                  2257    C/s to 11 kts

                  2325    C/s to 8 kts

4-2-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. No. #2 Main Engine is on the line with

                                       No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minutes standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 050, speed 8 kts.

                  0002    Sighted unidentified surface contact bearing 268, range 14,700 yds.

                  0015    Contact determined to be on course 090, speed 8 kts.

                  0054    Commenced lying to. Place No #2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0102    Contact is at CPA bearing 218, range 8200 yds.

                  0115    Placed No. #2 Main Engine in 5 minutes standby.

                  0313    Surface contact faded on radar bearing 106, range 18 miles.

                  0500    Placed No. #2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0505    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line. Set base course 230, speed 8 kts

                  0730    C/c 050

                  0850    Commenced lying to. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1800    Underway as before in calm seas and moderate breezes. Visibility clear, barometer falling slowly.

                  2205    Obtained possible radar contact, bearing 095, range 18,000 yds.

                  2207    Contact determined to be on course 276, speed 30 kts.

                  2211    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby and No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  2215    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line. Base course 000, speed 8 kts.

                  2216    C/s 10 Kts. Radar contact closed to 2000 yds., but was not detected visually or by sonar.

                                       Radar contact evaluated as a possible ionized cloud. Visibility 7 miles.

                  2220    C/s 8 kts

                  2222    C/s 0 kts. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby and No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  2322    Obtained possible radar surface contact bearing 278, range 28,500 yds.

                  2325    Contact determined to be on course 070, speed 11 kts. During the course of watch obtained

                                       several possible surface contacts on 8A Height Finder Radar. Bearing approximately 270,

                                       range varying between 15 to 18 miles. No contacts on surface search radar, sonar, or visually.

                                       Believe false contact presentation due to unusual prevailing weather conditions..

4-3-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Number two Main Engine is in five (5) minute standby,

                                       number three Main Engine is in 15 minute standby and number 1 and 4 Main Engines are in

                                       30 minute standby. Number one ship service generator is on the line.

                                       Tracking unidentified radar contact determined to be

                                       on course 070, 11 knots, CPA 340, distance 6 miles.

                  0020    Sighted range lights of radar contact bearing 310, distance 8 miles.

                  0050    Surface contact reached CPA bearing 341, distance 6.5 miles.

                  0110    Lost sight of surface contact bearing 005, distance 8 miles.

                  0231    Surface contact faded from the radar bearing 048, distance 18.5 miles. Wind increased to 35 knots,

                                       height of seas increased to 6 feet. The ship is rolling 25 to 30 degrees every 2 to 5 minutes.

                  0241    Placed number 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  0243    Set course 050, speed 8 knots on the starboard shaft.

                  0407    Obtained unidentified surface radar contact. Contact determined to be on course 083, speed 15 kts.

                  0509    Contact is at CPA, bearing 177, range 21,200 yds.

                  0617    Unidentified contact faded from radar, bearing 129, 17 miles.

                  0714    C/c 080

                  0735    Placed port shaft on the line, secured starboard shaft due to casualty.

                  0855    Placed the starboard shaft on the line. Stopped the port shaft.

                                       Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minutes standby.

                  0910    Lost the gyro compass, commenced steering 070 magnetic.

                  0912    Shifted the electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Secured No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1300    Seas shifted from 060 to 110

                  1319    C/c 120

                  1321    C/c 080

                  1445    C/c 110

                  1502    C/s 11 kts

                  1530    C/s 8 kts

                  1755    C/c 180

                  1948    C/c 210

                  2310    C/c 230

4-4-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. No. 1 Main Engine is on the line with

                                       No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minutes standby. The electrical load is on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Base course 230, base speed 8 kts

                  0103    Commenced maneuvering to launch weather balloon,

                  0114    Launched weather balloon, returned to base course

                  0343    C/s to 10 kts

                  0344    C/s to 8 kts

                  0345    C/c to 240

                  0350    C/s to 10 kts

                  0353    C/s to 8 kts

                  0400    Steaming as before in heavy winds; heavy and building seas. Barometer is steady,

                                       visibility clear but obscured by occasional rain. Ship is rolling heavily and pitching moderately,

                                       with seas on the port bow.

                  0412    C/c 0500 PGC to bring the seas more off the port bow.

                  0455    C/s 10 kts

                  0500    C/s 8 kts

                  0530    C/s 10 kts

                  0533    C/s to 8 kts

                  0658    C/c 0700 PGC

                  0820    Split the electrical load between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Placed No 3 Main Engine in immediate standby, and No. 1 and 4 Main Engines in 15 minute standby

                  0832    A wave approximately 35 ft. in height, broke over the forecastle. No apparent damage noted at this time.

                  0833    C/s 10 kts

                  0910    Ship experienced a series of large rolls up to 580. Rolling caused by seas in excess of 35 ft.

                  1035    C/c 250. During course of the watch, ship encountered strong winds of 50 kts. From 230.

                                       Seas increased from 15 ft. to 25 ft. Barometer steady.

                  1200    Steaming as before in heavy seas from 259, height 30 feet, winds 230 at 45 knots.

                  1405    Lost the AN/SPS 28 air search radar antenna and starboard anemometer over the starboard side.

                                       Winds 230 at 55 knots with gusts to 60 knots.

                  1410    Placed number 1 and 4 Main Engines in immediate standby.

                  1418    Placed number 3 and 4 Main Engines on the line. C/s 10 kts.

                  1419    C/c 080

                  1425    Unable to hold course. C/s 8 knots. Placed number one Main Engine on the line.

                  1428    C/s 10 kts.

                  1440    C/c 070.

                  1514    C/s 8 knots.

                  1531    C/s 10 knots.

                  1538    C/s 8 knots

                  1656    Unidentified surface radar contact was obtained bearing 2560, range 16 miles.

                                       Contact determined to be on course 104, speed 16 kts.

                  1705    A large wave broke over the ship, amidships on the port side and the following damage resulted:

                                       broke two after straps on starboard torpedo stowage rack,

                                       cover for P500 pump on port side of 01 deck came off and was bent,

                                       four gas cans for P500 pumps, two on fantail and two on 01 deck were demolished,

                                       torpedo davit securing pad eye ripped from the deck on the port side 01 deck,

                                       paint locker on 01 deck port side broke loose,

                                       intake vent (01-88-2) has broken support bar,

                                       port quarter deck phone was torn loose,

                                       heavy weather life line, 01 deck, portside was ripped loose.

                                       Also protective cover for forward post expansion joint torn loose and

                                       a 12” crack in skin of ship frame 61 was sustained.

                  1706    Lost electrical load forward.

                  1707    Regained electrical load

                  1711    Gyro compass out of commission. Steering course 058 magnetic. C/s starboard shaft stopped.

                                       Due to salt water in fuel. Port shaft ahead standard.

                  1714    C/s 195 magnetic. To put the seas 100 off the starboard bow.

                  1735    Placed starboard shaft back on the line.

                  1742    C/s 15 kts. C/c 050 magnetic to put the seas astern

                  1747    C/s 13 kts.

                  1751    Radar contact at CPA, bearing. 200T, 15,000 yds. During the watch, the seas averaged 30 feet.

                                       Winds were from 240, averaging 45 knots with gusts to 50 kts.

                                       The ship at times took heavy rolls and severe poundings.

                  1800    Radar surface contact passed CPA at 1751, bearing 200, range 15,000 yards.

                  1853    C/s to 11 kts. Took No. 2 Main Engine off the line due to an exhaust valve leak.

                  1854    C/s to 13 kts

                  1923    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line. C/s to 10 kts

                  1952    C/s to 14 kts. Throughout the watch the ship rode comfortably in heavy seas.

                  1958    C/s 11 kts

                  2004    C/s 8 kts

                  2046    C/c 210. Secured Nos. 1 and 3 Main Engines. Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                                       Seas diminished gradually from 25 ft. to 10 ft. During the watch, barometer rising steadily.

                  2340    C/c 225.

4-5-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Base course 225 PStgC, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. 4 Main Engine is on the line with N. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                                       No. 1 and 3 Main Engines are in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  0130    C/s 11 kts., speed increase facilitates cleaning of carbon and other foreign matter from Main Engine.

                  0140    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact. Bearing 026, range 26,000 yd.

                  0141    C/s 8 kts.

                  0207    Obtained surface contact visually. Contact determined to be on course 088, speed 13 kts.

                  0235    Surface contact is at CPA bearing 355; range 5,500 yds.

                  0300    Surface contact faded visually bearing 000; range 14,000 yds.

                  0320    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  0355    Surface contact faded from radar scope bearing 066; range 38,400 yds. The ship is rolling easily

                                       in rough seas with 13 ft. waves from 230. Strong winds from 230 continued during watch.

                                       Barometer is rising.

                  0805    C/c 235

                  1045    C/c 265

                  1046    C/s 275

                  1047    C/c 280

                  1112    C/c 330

                  1123    C/c 270

                  1359    Stopped the port shaft. Commenced lying to.

                  1410    Put No. 4 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1546    Exercised the crew at 1AA General Quarters.

                  1556    Set condition ZEBRA throughout the ship.

                  1600    Underway as before in calm seas and light breezes.

                  1620    Set condition YOKE throughout the ship; secured from General Quarters; set condition IV watch.

                  1621    Placed the electrical load on #1 Ship’s Service Generator; secured #3 Ship’s Service Generator

                                       to repair oil leakage.

                  1707    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 3210T, distance 21 miles.

                                       Contact designated skunk “ALFA”.

                  1710    Skunk ALFA determined to be on course 0700T, speed 8 kts.

                  1806    Sighted surface contact visually bearing 321, range 19,000 yd.

                  1825    Contact re-evaluated to be on course 110, speed 11.5 kts.

                  1841    Surface contact is at CPA, bearing 001, 13,800 yd.

                  1935    Lost contact visually bearing 051, range 11,600 yd. Ship is riding comfortably in seas

                                       having light ground swell from 335.

                  2030    Surface contact faded from radar bearing 060, distance 22 miles.

4-6-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Underway with no way on.

                                       No. 4 Main Engine is in five minute standby. No. 1 Main Engine is in fifteen minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1305    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact visually and on radar bearing 260, range 30,000 yd.

                  1310    Surface contact determined to be on course 085, speed 13.5 kts.

                  1312    Placed No. 4 Main Engine in immediate standby and No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                                       Contact closing on a collision course.

                  1344    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1351    Surface contact changed course to 110.

                  1403    Placed No. 4 Main Engine in 5 minute standby and No. 2 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  1406    Contact at CPA, bearing abeam to port, range 1,000 yd.

                                       Identified as the merchant ship WAVECREST under British Registry.

                  1508    Lost visual sight of contact bearing 088, range 30,000 yd.

                  1527    Contact faded from radar scopes bearing 089, range 39,000 yd.

4-7-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship.

                                       No. 4 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby; No. 2 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       The ship is riding comfortably in calm seas and fresh breezes.

                                       The barometer is falling slowly; visibility is clear.

                  0855    Placed number three Ship’s Service Generator on the line.

                  0859    Shifted electrical load from number one Ship’s Service Generator to number 3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1015    Placed number 2 and four Main Engines on the line.

                  1020    Set course 195; speed 8 knots

                  1046    C/s 10 knots

                  1055    C/s 12 knots.

                  1100    Seas increased to 6 feet from 200 winds from 220 at 25 knots.

                  1120    Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

                                       Conditions: Normal. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkling and flooding system.

                                       Conditions: Satisfactory

                  1125    C/s 13 knots

                  1250    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”, bearing 173, range 30 miles enroute

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” in accordance verbal authority COMBARPAC.

                  1732    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  1800    Steaming as before. Heavy fog continues

                  1958    C/c 200

4-8-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute NAVAID/SAR station ALFA OSCAR

                                       from NAVAID/SAR Station ALFA ALFA in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship. Base course is 2000T and

                                       base speed is 13 kts. No. 2 and No. 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       No.1 and No. 3 Main Engines are in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 2 and No. 3 s/s generators.

                                       The ship is steaming comfortably in moderate winds and seas.

                                       Visibility is ½ mile due to fog and fog signals are being sounded in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0430    C/s 8 kts

                  0447    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby; stopped the starboard shaft.

                  0502    Visibility increased to 2 miles in drizzle, ceased sounding fog signals

                  0522    Combat Information Center reported smoke coming through the vent

                                       system; sent sounding and security watch to investigate.

                  0529    Cause of smoke determined to be burnt bearing in No. 2 reefer unit.

                                       Secured same and commenced cooling down with CO2.

                  0530    Arrived NAVAID/SAR/ Station "AO"; commenced patrolling in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                  0741    Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line; secured No. 4 Main Engine

                  0824    Stopped the port shaft. Placed No. 3 Main Engine in immediate standby. Commenced lying to.

                  0930    Commenced Captain's Inspection of lower deck spaces.

                  0940    Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1016    Shifted the electrical load from No. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                                       and the emergency generator. Secured No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  1029    Secured from Captain's lower Deck Inspection.

                  1030    Commenced Captain's inspection of heads, messing, and berthing spaces.

                  1117    Secured from Captain's inspection of heads, messing, and berthing spaces.

                  1200    Underway as before in calm seas and moderate breezes.

                  1326    Lost the electrical load aft due to low fuel oil pressure to the emergency generator.

                                       Placed the electrical load on #2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1345    Split the electrical load between #2 and emergency Ship’s Service Generators.

                  1522    Shifted the electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators; took No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                                       and the emergency generator off the line.

4-9-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. No. 2 Main Engine is in 15 minutes standby

                                       and No. 3 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby. The electrical load is on

                                       No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Underway with no way one.

                  0715    Placed No. 3 Main Engine on the line. Set course 235, speed 8 kts.

                  0735    C/s 8 kts.

                  0840    C/c 210

                  0858    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in immediate standby

                  0915    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line.

                  0919    Stopped port shaft. Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  0930    C/c 200

                  1042    C/c 335

                  1737    Maneuvered to avoid plank in water.

                  1937    C/s to 11 kts

                  1938    C/c to 150. Placed all engines in immediate standby.

                  1951    C/c to 8 kts

                  2000    Steaming as before in moderate seas and breezes.

                  2004    Placed Nos. 3 and 4 Main Engines on the line. All engines ahead 1/3, 138 RPM.

                  2005    Stopped the starboard shaft momentarily to place No. 1 Main Engine on the line.

                  2030    C/s 12 kts

                  2031    Slowed starboard engine to 1/3 in order to properly synchronize Nos. 1 and 2 Main Engines.

                  2054    Brought starboard shaft back up to 208 RPM.

                  2100    C/c 2520 PGC

                  2115    C/s 15 kts

                  2130    C/s 16 kts

                  2140    C/s 17.5 kts

                  2215    Split the electrical load between Nos. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  2300    Departed NAVAID/SAR Station "AO"

4-10-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute to U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Base course 152, speed 17.5 kts. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the lines.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  0100    Change operational command to COMDESFLOT FIVE

                  0817    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 169, distance 17 miles.

                  0830    Tracked unidentified contact and determined to be on course 100, speed 6 knots. CPA 090,

                                       distance 1 mile.

                  0845    C/c 162

                  0857    CPA of unidentified contact 095, distance 3 1/2 miles at time 0925

                  0903    C/c 152

                  0911    Sighted merchant vessel bearing 136, distance 6 miles.

                  0925    Contact at CPA bearing 090, distance 3.8 miles

                  1034    Contact faded from radar bearing 009, distance 18 miles.

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate swell and breezes. Visibility clear, barometer falling slowly

                  1637    C/c 1500 PGC.

                  2049    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 095, range 15 miles.

                  2050    Sighted unidentified surface craft bearing 095, range 15 miles.

                  2058    Contact determined to be on course 270, speed 16 kts.

                  2112    Contact passed CPA bearing 023, range 6.3 miles.

                  2159    Contact faded from radar bearing 316, range 25 miles.

                  2303    Sighted red streak in sky bearing 348; lit up sky with bluish-white light for a period of about

                                       5-10 seconds. Position angle undeterminable due to short period of the flash.

4-11-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 148, base speed 17.5 kts. The ship is lighted.

                  0021    C/s 18.0 kts. The seas and winds are moderate.

                  1800    Steaming as before in light swell and moderate breezes.

4-12-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split

                                       between Nos. 2 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 145, base speed 18 kts.

                  0605    Observed water spout 1130T, range 7.5 miles

                  0800    C/c 148

                  0810    Commenced Captain's Personnel Inspection.

                  0830    Secured from Inspection

                  0931    Obtained unidentified surface contact visually and on radar bearing 152, range 26,000 yd.

                  0955    Contact determined to be on course 280, speed 16 kt.

                  0955    Surface contact at CPA bearing 216, range 12,000 yd.

                  1024    Lost contact visually bearing 276, range 29,000 yd.

                  1037    Contact faded from radar scope bearing 286, range 44,000 yd.

                  1157    Obtained unidentified radar surface contact bearing 112, range 26,000 yd.

                  1224    Contact determined to be on course 282, speed 10 kts.

                  1246    Contact at CPA, bearing 043, range 13,000 yds.

                  1325    Contact faded from radar bearing 331, 34,000 yds.

                  2000    Steaming as before in calm seas and gentle breezes.

                  2035    C/c 1500 PGC

4-13-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AO” to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No’s. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between 18 kts.

                  0255    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile due to rain squall. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road

                  0300    Stationed fog lookout forward on 01 deck.

                  0306    Visibility increased to five miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0552    C/s to 15 kts

                  0557    C/s to 10 kts

                  0617    C/s to 15 kts

                  0622    C/s to 18 kts

                  0810    Commenced Captains personnel inspection.

                  0823    Secured from inspection.

                  0755    Made radar landfall on Kauai, Hawaii, bearing 180, distance 108.5 mi.

                  1200    Steaming as before in moderate swell and fresh breezes.

                  1305    C/c 1550 PGC

                  1310    C/c 1500 PGC

                  1417    Obtained visual landfall on the island of Oahu, bearing 1460T, distance 44 miles

                  1540    Obtained radar surface contact bearing 1650T, distance 17 miles.

                                       Contact designated skunk ALFA. Obtained second radar surface contact

                                       bearing 1850T, distance 22 miles. Skunk BRAVO determined to be on

                                       a course of 2400T, speed 11 kts.

                  1558    Skunk ALFA determined to be on a course of 3030T, speed 11 kts.

                  1600    Skunk ALFA redetermined to be on course 168, 11 kts.

                  1605    Skunk BRAVO redetermined to be on course 320, 8 kts.

                  1610    Skunk ALFA sighted bearing 172, range 18,000 yds, (submarine).

                  1613    Skunk BRAVO at CPA, bearing 223, range 40,000 yds.

                  1621    Obtained unidentified surface radar contact designated as skunk CHARLIE

                                       bearing 140, range 11 miles. Determined to be on course 135, speed 17.5 kts.

                  1628    Skunk BRAVO faded from radar bearing 217, 23 miles.

                  1726    Skunk ALFA at CPA bearing 068, 2500 yds.

                  1833    Observed Coast Guard Cutter on steady bearing 140 decreasing range 3 miles

                  1843    Tested back bell

                  1848    Set the special sea and anchor detail. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge. ENS PROW at the Conn.

                  1858    Steering various courses at various speeds to conform to Pearl Harbor Channel.

                  1900    Entered inland waters.

                  1941    Moored starboard side to USS NEWELL (DER-322) with standard destroyer lines

                                       at berth BRAVO 22 ½ at US Naval Station Pearl Harbor Hawaii.

                                       Secured the special sea and anchoring detail.

4-14-61     0700    Set modified special sea and anchor detail. Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None

                  0702    The tugs YTB-139 (ALA) and MENOQUET (YTB-256) came alongside to port.

                  0729    Underway by tug for West Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Captain, Navigator and

                                       Pilot, Mr TAYLOR, are on the bridge.

                  0812    Moored starboard side to berth (W-3), West Loch, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with standard mooring lines

                  0820    Commenced off loading ammunition.

                  0850    Secured from off loading ammunition, having transferred 4 Mark 32 mod 2 torpedo,

                                       48 7.2" projectile charges, 12 D.C. pistols, 12 booster and miscellaneous pyrotechnics.

                  0905    Set the modified special sea and anchor detail.

                  0933    The tug MENOQUET (YTB-256) is alongside to port. Underway by tug for

                                       U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

                  1008    Anchored in the channel while shifting tug to the starboard side.

                  1020    Underway proceeding to pier BRAVO, berth 15

                  1023    Moored port side to pier BRAVO, berth 15, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       with standard mooring lines

                  1031    Secured the sea and anchoring detail; set the regular in-port watch.

                  1158    Commenced receiving steam, electrical, fresh water and telephone services from the pier.

                  1330    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       PENDANT, L.W., SN: Offense: Violation Article 134 – Drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

                                       Punishment: One week extra duty.

                                       SMALLSTUFF, S.C., CSSN: Offense: Violation Article 128 – Assault consummated

                                       to inflict bodily harm. Punishment: Twelve days restriction

4-15-61     0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None

4-16-61     0900    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None

4-17-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  2036    Pursuant to orders from the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2230    One petty officer returned aboard having completed TAD with shore patrol

4-18-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: RATLINE, S.L., RDSN.

                  0711    RATLINE, S.L., RDSN, returned aboard having been AWOL since 0700 this date;

                                       a period of eleven (11) minutes.

                  1724    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2228    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD

4-19-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  0900    Commenced Commodores informal topside inspection.

                  0930    Secured from Commodores informal topside inspection.

                  1740    Pursuant to the Commanding officers orders, one petty officer departed the ship for

                                       Shore Patrol Duty, Building 150.

                  2229    One petty officer returned to the ship from Shore Patrol duty.

4-20-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  1750    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2250    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD

4-21-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None.

                  1700    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2217    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD as Shore Patrol

                  2100    CINCPACFLT hauled down his pennant and departed Pearl Harbor.

                                       SOPA passed to COMASDEFORPAC, U.S. NAS, Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

4-22-61     0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None.

4-23-61     0900    Muster on station. Absentees: None

                  1630    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2215    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD

4-24-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  0719    The YO-78 came alongside to starboard

                  0800    Commenced taking on fuel; draft forward 9 feet – aft 9 feet 11 inches.

                  1500    Completed fueling: draft forward 10 feet 10 inches – aft 10 feet 11 inches.

                                       Total fuel received 86,396 gallons. Total fuel on board 96,642 gallons

                  1502    YO-78 got underway.

4-25-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  1215    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       RIGGING, L.S., EN3: Offense – Violation of UCMJ, Article 134: Illegal possession

                                       of another man’s I.D. Card. Punishment: Official Reprimand.

                  1537    Commenced fueling from Naval fuel truck. Draft forward 10’ 10”; Aft 10’11”

                  1906    Fueling completed. Draft Forward 10’ 10”; Aft 10’ 11”. Received 6475 gallons of diesel fuel

                                       (Total fuel on board – 103117 gallons)

4-26-61     0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; None. Commenced preparations for getting underway.

                                       Set material condition YOKE

                  0830    Set the special sea and anchoring detail

                  0845    Shifted the watch to the bridge. Captain and Navigator on the bridge; ENS PROW at the Conn.

                  0855    Completed all preparations for getting underway; draft 10’10” forward, 10’11” aft

                  0859    Underway for berth W-1, maneuvering on various courses at various speeds

                                       to conform to the Pearl Harbor channel.

                  0912    LTJG SHIPSHAPE assumed the Conn.

                  0940    Moored starboard side to berth W-1, U.S. N.A.D. West Loch, Pearl Harbor.

                                       Secured the special sea and anchoring detail; set the ammunition handling detail.

                  1002    Commenced loading ammunition.

                  1048    Secured from loading ammunition having taken on 4 Mk 32 torpedoes; 48 7.2 projector charges;

                                       11 Mk 9 Mod 4 depth charges; 3 boxes of projector charges, and miscellaneous pyrotechnics.

                  1049    Set the special sea and anchoring detail

                  1056    Captain and Navigator on the bridge; Captain at the Conn.

                  1059    Underway for NAVAID/SAR patrol in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 13-61

                                       and COMBARPAC Op-Ord 201-60; maneuvering on various courses at various speeds

                                       to conform to the Pearl Harbor channel

                  1101    ENS OUTBOARD assumed the Conn.

                  1122    While still in channel took No. 1 Main Engine off the line due to casualty.

                  1134    Passed buoys No. 1 and 2 abeam ton course 153, speed 14 kts.

                  1135    Secured the special sea and anchoring detail; set the regular underway watch. C/c 160

                  1136    C/c 215

                  1144    OOD assumed the Conn. Entered international waters

                  1149    C/c 267

                  1150    Shifted the electrical load from No. 1 and 3 generators split to No. 2 and 3 generators split.

                                       Engineering status include No. 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines on the line.

                  1206    C/c 273, C/s 10 knots

                  1210    C/s 15 knots

                  1215    Stopped the starboard shaft to place number one Main Engine on the line.

                  1224    C/c 313

                  1240    C/s 16 knots.

                  1247    C/s 17 knots

                  1358    With Kaena Point bearing 082, distance 8.8 miles took departure and set course 338 for

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station.

                  1433    C/s 15 knots

                  1434    C/s 13 knots

                  1445    C/s 15 knots

                  1446    C/s 17 knots

                  1521    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 016, distance 8.5 miles.

                  1532    Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

                  1537    Sighted small fishing boat bearing 016, distance 5 miles.

                  1539    Condition ZEBRA is set

                  1547    C/c 005

                  1547    Set Condition YOKE. Secured from General Quarters.

                  1554    C/c 338

                  1620    C/c 248, C/s 13 kts. For a smoother course to facilitate sending a man up the main mast.

                  1640    C/s 10 kts

                  1645    C/s 12 kts

                  1730    C/s 15 kts, C/c 338

                  1736    C/s 17 kts

                  1933    C/s 13 kts. To make a "BT" drop.

                  1936    C/s 14 kts

                  1947    C/s 15 kts

                  1949    C/s 17 kts.

                  2128    Shifted the electrical load to 1 & 3 generators split. Secured No. 2 generator.

4-27-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 13-61. material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3

                                       Ship’s Service Generators. No’s. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       Base course 338, base speed 17 kts.

                  0120    Visibility decreased to ½ mile due to heavy rain. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  0130    Visibility increased to five miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0904    C/c 230, C/s 12 kts. Change in course and speed made to give ship more

                                       comfortable ride and reduce rolling for men working on foremast and mainmast.

                  1052    C/c 250

                  1123    Men secured from working aloft. C/s 17 kts. C/c 350.

                  1532    Went to 1AS General Quarters.

                  1537    Set material condition ZEBRA

                  1539    Held abandon ship drill.

                  1559    Set material condition YOKE. Secured from 1AS General Quarters.

4-28-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 13-61.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       No’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. Base course 345, base speed 17.5 kts

                  1535    Exercised the crew at ditching at sea drill

                  1547    Secured from ditching at sea drill.

                  1910    Casualty to fuel line to number three Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Placed number two Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Placed the electrical load in parallel.

                  2025    Completed repairs to #3 s/s generator. Took #2 s/s generator off the line

                                       and split the load between #1 and #3 s/s generators.

                  2247    Sighted vessel bearing 030, distance about 5 miles.

                  2318    Observed contact at CPA bearing 108, distance 4350 yds. Contact on course 275, speed 4 kts.

                                       Unable to identify contact.

4-29-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC

                                       Op-Order 201-60 and COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 13-61.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       No’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. Base course 340, base speed 17.5 kts.

                                       There is a surface contact bearing 1800, 12 miles on course 275, speed 4 kts.

                  0016    Lost surface contact visually bearing 1860 15 miles.

                  0043    Surface contact faded from radar bearing 1860, range 19 miles

                  1000    Commenced Captain's Inspection of Lower Deck spaces.

                  1100    Secured from Captain's Lower Deck Inspection; commenced Captain's Inspection

                                       of Messing and Berthing spaces.

                  1130    Secured from Captain's Inspection of Messing and Berthing spaces.

                  1305    Sighted large freighter bearing 263, range 11 miles. Contact determined to be

                                       on course 086, speed 12 kts.

                  1327    Contact is at CPA bearing 221, range 17,000 yds.

                  1329    C/c 340

                  1414    Contact faded on radar bearing 158, range 19 miles.

                  1615    Discovered lube oil leak in No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1628    Shifted the after electrical load from No. 3 to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Paralleled the electrical load between No. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1712    Leak repaired on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator. Split the electrical load

                                       between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Ship is riding comfortably on smooth seas with light ground swell from 325.

4-30-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 and

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 13-61.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       No’s 1, 2, 3 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. Base course 340 and base speed 17.5 kts.

                  0137    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 062, distance 15 miles.Observed to be at CPA and opening.

                                       Unidentified contact determined to be on course 077 and speed 15 knots.

                  0155    Contact faded bearing 064, distance 17.5 miles.

                  1057    Visibility decreased to ½ mile; commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  1107    Visibility increased to 7 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1330    C/c to 345

                  2130    Shifted operational control to COMBARPAC.

                  2330    C/s 8 kts. Arrived on NAVAID/SAR Station "AA". Commenced patrollingstation in accordance with

                                                    COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60

                  2345    Secured No. 1 and 3 Main Engines.

5-1-61       0000    Patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       No’s. 2 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. Base course 345; base speed 8 kts.

                  0230    C/c 340. Stopped the port shaft. Placed No. 4 Main Engine in fifteen minute standby.

                  0240    Shifted the electrical load from 1 & 3 Ship’s Service Generators split to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Secured No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  0614    Placed number one Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Shifted the electrical load from

                                       number three Ship’s Service Generator to number one Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Placed number three ship service generator in standby.

                  0708    Stopped the starboard shaft. Commenced lying to.

                  0715    Placed number two Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  0730    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 155, distance 17 miles.

                  0805    Unidentified contact determined to be on course 063, speed 20 knots.

                  0812    Contact faded bearing 125, distance 18 miles.

                  1530    Placed No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Paralleled the electrical load between

                                       No. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  1538    Exercised the crew at 1AA General Quarters.

                  1541    Set material condition ZEBRA. Conducted battle problem. Exercised ship's damage control parties.

                  1607    Set condition YOKE.

                  1613    Secured from General Quarters.

                  1620    Shifted electrical load from No. 1 and No. 2 Ship’s Service Generators paralleled to

                                       No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                  2053    Placed No. 2 Main Engine on the line. Set course 150, speed 8 kts.

                  2054    C/c to 120

                  2111    Stopped the starboard shaft. Commenced lying to. Put No. 2 Main Engine on 5 minute standby.

5-2-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Ship is underway with no way on.

                                       No. 2 Main Engine is in 5 minutes standby. No. 4 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Weather is clear and cold. Ship is rolling easily in gentle winds and light ground swell.

                  0908    Secured No. 4 Main Engine. Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

5-3-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. The ship is underway with no way on.

                                       No. 3 Main Engine is in 5 minutes standby. No. 2 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       Nos. 1 and 4 Main Engines are off the line. The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Weather is clear. Sea is calm

5-4-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. The ship is underway with no way on.

                                       Number two Main Engine is in 5 minutes standby, number three Main Engine is

                                       in 15 minute standby. The electrical load is on number 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. The weather is clear,

                                       the seas are from 170 height 4 feet, the wind is from 170 at 11 knots.

                  0900    Placed No. 4 Main Engine in 15 minutes standby, and placed No. 3 Main Engine in one hour standby.

                  1104    Placed the emergency generator on the line and split the electrical load

                                       between No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator and the emergency generator

                  1448    Shifted the electrical load from split between No. 2 and the emergency generator to

                                       No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1455    Sustained casualty to ships gyro compass

                  1456    Placed No. 2 and No. 4 Main Engines in immediate standby.

                  1507    Set course 1650 magnetic with speed 8 kts.

                  1508    C/c 1620 magnetic

                  1519    Stopped port shaft to repair lube oil line.

                  1525    Placed port shaft back on the line.

                  1533    C/s 11 kts

                  1535    Exercised the crew at man overboard drill. Steering various courses at various speeds.

                  1559    Secured from man overboard drill. Set course 1620 magnetic. Speed 8 kts.

                  1609    Stopped the port shaft due to fresh water line casualty

                  1624    Placed the port shaft back on the line, a/a 1/3 8 kts. Commenced steering gyro 177T.

                  1950    Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds while conducting

                                       man overboard recovery drills.

                  2015    Secured from maneuvering drills; set course 177, speed 8 kts.

                  2018    Took No. 4 Main Engine off the line and placed it in 15 minute standby.

                  2045    Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                  2134    C/c 210

                  2302    C/s 0 kts. Commenced lying to.

                  2317    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby, No. 4 Main Engine in 30 minute standby.

5-5-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. The ship is underway with no way on.

                                       No. 2 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby. The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set. The ship is rolling moderately

                  0946    Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

                                       Conditions: Normal. Made weekly test of magazine sprinkling and flooding system,

                                       conditions satisfactory

                  1700    Put No. 2 Main Engine on the line. Set course 255, speed 8 kts.

5-6-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 2 Main Engine is on the line with No. 4 Main Engine in 30 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 255, base speed 8 kts.

                  0100    C/c 075

                  0805    C/s 0 kts. Took No. 2 Main Engine off the line and placed it in 5 minutes standby.

                  0900    Commenced Captain’s inspection of lower decks.

                  1000    Secured from Captain’s inspection of lower decks; commenced Captain’s inspection

                                       of messing, berthing, and heads.

                  1056    Secured from Captain’s inspection of messing, berthing, and heads.

                  1106    Visibility decreased to 1/3 miles as fog patches closed in from the southwest.

                  1326    Ship experienced a warm frontal passage. Visibility increased to seven miles.

                                       Temperature increased six (6) degrees to 480. Barometer is rising. Winds shifted from 250 to 150.

                  1413    Unusual noise detected in No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1429    Shifted the electrical load from No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Noise in generator determined to be due to misaligned cam shaft.

                                       Ship is rolling easily in smooth seas with a light ground swell from 300.

                                       Light variable breezes are present. Weather is cloudy, with sun obscured.

                  1924    Shifted the electrical load to No’s. 1 and & Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Placed number three Ship’s Service Generator in standby.

                  2243    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile due to fog. Commenced sounding fog signals

                                       in accordance with the International Rules of the Road

                  2259    Placed number two Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  2300    Placed number two Main Engine on the line. Set course 255, speed 8 knots on the starboard shaft.

5-7-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship. No. 2 Main Engine is on the line

                                       with No. 4 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Base course 255, base speed 8 knots

                                       Visibility is ¼ mile and fog signals are being sounded in accordance with the

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  0040    C/c 265 to check hydrophone effects. Determined to be own ship

                  0043    C/c 255

                  0232    Visibility increased to (4) four miles. Secured sounding fog signals.

                  0500    C/s 0 kt.

                  0520    Placed No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby

                  0657    Visibility decreased to one mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0714    Visibility increased to three miles. Ceased sounding fog signals

                  0744    Obtained radar surface contact bearing 3580, range 12 miles. Determined to be on course 0970,

                                       speed 15 kts.

                  0745    Contact is at CPA bearing 0040, range 12 miles.

                  0834    Shifted the electrical load from No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  0835    Radar surface contact faded bearing 0260, range 18 miles

                  1228    Visibility decreased to ¼ mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

5-8-61       0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE andcondition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 2 Main Engine is in 5 minute standby withNo. 4 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                                       No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator is on the line.The ship is lying to. Visibility is 300 yds.

                                       Sounding fog signals in accordance with theInternational Rules of the Road

                  0400    Underway as before in calm seas and light breezes. Barometer is falling slowly.

                                       Visibility restricted due to heavy fog.

                  0506    Visibility increased to 2 ½ miles; ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0815    Placed number two Main Engine on the line. Set course 195, speed 8 kts. in order to rendezvous

                                       with the USS WILHOITE (DER-397).

                  0844    Place number four Main Engine on the line.

                  0858    C/c 171

                  0902    C/s 10 kts.

                  0907    C/s 11 kts

                  0915    C/s 12 kts

                  0930    Visibility decreased to one mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  1011    Visibility increased to one and a half miles. Discontinued sounding fog signals

                  1059    C/s 13 kts.

                  1131    Placed number one Ship’s Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

                                       number one and three Ship’s Service Generator

                  1247    C/c 186 to launch weather balloon.

                  1249    C/c 171

                  1433    C/c 157

                  1725    Placed No. 1 and 3 Main Engines in 5 minute standby

                  1814    C/c 130

                  1825    C/c 100

                  1826    Obtained radar contact bearing 1060, range 26,000 yards. Evaluated contact to be the

                                       USS WILHOITE (DER-397). Steering to rendezvous with USS WILHOITE (DER-397)

                                       for light line transfer

                  1832    C/c 110

                  1843    C/c 095

                  1845    C/c 080

                  1848    Sighted visually the USS WILHOITE (DER-397), bearing 1400, range 3000 yards.

                                       C/c 070. Set the light line transfer detail

                  1851    The Captain assumed the Conn.

                  1900    The USS WILHOITE (DER-397) is making an approach on our port quarter for light line transfer.

                  1924    Completed light line transfer. Secured the light line transfer detail.

                  1927    C/c 340

                  1928    C/c 130

                  1930    Departed station AA; proceeding to station AB.

                  1931    OOD assumed the Conn. C/s 12 kts. C/c 200

                  1940    C/c 230. Placed No. 1 and 3 Main Engines in 30 minute standby.

                  2000    Steaming as before in calm seas and light breezes. Barometer is steady, visibility 6 miles.

                  2013    USS WILHOITE (DER-397) faded, bearing 3500T, distance 18 miles.

5-9-61       0000    Steaming independently from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Nos. 2 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 230, base speed 12 kts.

                  0001    The Commanding Officer, USS WILHOITE assumed CTU 50.8.2

                  0648    C/c 145

                  1308    Exercised the crew at man overboard drill. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds during drill

                  1316    Secured from drill

                  1319    Returned to base course 195. C/s 12.5 kts

                  1342    C/c 190.

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate seas and breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  1810    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 083, distance 8 miles.

                                       Determined to be on course 260, speed 12 knots. CPA 042, distance 6 miles.

                  1815    Sighted unidentified merchantman bearing 077, distance 8 miles.

                  1836    Surface contact at CPA bearing 044, distance 6.5 miles.

                  1915    Commenced steering by sinuous course clock.

                  1943    Ceased steering by sinuous course clock.

                  1943    Commenced man overboard drills.

                  1959    Secured from man overboard drills.

                  2200    C/c 185

                  2215    C/s 11.5 kts

                  2220    C/c to 199 RPM for 5 turns over 11.5 knots.

                  2225    C/s 12 knots.

5-10-61     0000    Steaming independently from NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” to

                                       NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       No. 2 and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between

                                       No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators. Base course 185, speed 12 kts.

                                       Ship is riding comfortably in seas with light ground swell from 350.

                  0530    Took the starboard shaft off the line. Placed No. 2 Main Engine out of commission.

                                       No. 1 and 3 Main Engines are in 15 minute standby. C/s 8 kts.

                                       Arrived on NAVAID/SAR Station “AB”.

                  0548    Shifted the entire electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator

                  0800    Steaming as before in light seas and breezes. Visibility is clear; barometer is rising slowly.

                  0825    Stopped the port shaft due a dumped clutch in #4 Main Engine

                  0827    Placed #1 Main Engine on the line, starboard ahead 1/3, 138 RPM.

                  0845    Casualty to #4 Main Engine determined to be due to burned out lube oil pump

                  1159    C/c to 150

                  1240    Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds in order to launch a weather balloon.

                  1250    Launched weather balloon, returned to base course and speed.

                  1259    Exercised the crew at man overboard drill. Commenced maneuvering at various course and speeds

                                       while conducting man overboard recovery drills.

                  1334    Secured from man overboard recovery drills. Commenced lying to. Placed No. 1 Main Engine

                                       in immediate standby.

                  1340    Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

5-11-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship. No. 1 Main Engine is

                                       in five minute standby and Number 3 Main Engine is in fifteen minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       The ship is riding comfortably in calm seas and gentle breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  0414    Sighted merchant vessel bearing 284, distance about 14 miles.

                  0430    Merchant vessel determined to be on course 086, speed 15 knots. CPA 355, distance 1.5 miles.

                  0456    Placed number one Main Engine on the line. Set course 185, speed 8 knots on the starboard shaft.

                  0515    Merchant vessel reached CPA bearing 340, distance 2.7 miles. Stopped the starboard shaft.

                  0507    Placed number one Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  0614    Lost sight of visual contact bearing 068, distance 10.7 miles.

                  0926    Shifted the electrical load from No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator to No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  1257    Placed No. one (1) Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1302    Placed No. one (1) Main Engine on the line. Set course 080, speed 8 kts.

                  1356    C/c 270

                  1400    C/c 280.

                  1523    C/s 0 kt. Stopped the starboard shaft. Commenced lying to.

                  1532    Placed No. one (1) Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1533    The Commanding officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       PASSAGEWAY, C.H., SN, Offense: Violation of Article 134, UCMJ –

                                       Sleeping in an unauthorized space.

                                       Punishment: Extra duty for two (2) hours a day for five (5) days commencing 11 May 1961.

                  1536    Exercised the crew at General Quarters

                  1541    Set Material condition ZEBRA

                  1542    Commenced battle problem.

                  1559    Set Material condition YOKE

                  1610    Secured from General Quarters.

                  1739    Obtained radar contact bearing 1480, range 11 miles. Sighted contact visually.

                                       Contact designated skunk “ALFA”

                  1800    Underway as before in calm seas and gentle breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer rising.

                  1750    Skunk “ALFA” determined to be on course 2860T, speed 15 knots; CPA, bearing 1860T,

                                       distance 20,500 yds at time 1806.

                  1752    Skunk “ALFA” evaluated as a freighter with the following configuration: cruiser bow,

                                       raised 2, mast, kingpost, stack, kingpost.

                  1809    Skunk “ALFA” is at CPA, bearing 1920T, distance 22,000 yds.

                  1837    Lost visual contact with skunk “ALFA”, bearing 2160T, distance 12 miles.

                  1908    Skunk “ALFA” faded, bearing 2440T, distance 18 miles.

                  2004    Placed No. 1 Main Engine on the line. Set course 065, speed 8 kts.

                  2300    C/c to 286.

                  2343    Obtained unusual radar surface contact bearing 256, range 96 miles.

                                       Contact obtained due to ducting in atmosphere.

5-12-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 on course 286, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. 1 Main Engine is on the line with No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is being carried by No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of readiness IV are set.

                  0300    C/s 0 kts. Took No. 1 Main Engine off the line and placed it in 5 minute standby.

                  0844    Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 15 minute standby and No. 2 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

                  1200    Underway as before in choppy seas and moderate breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer falling slowly.

                  1414    Commenced placing #3 Main Engine in immediate standby.

                  1416    Placed #3 Main Engine on the line, port ahead 1/3, 138 RPM.

                  1422    Set course 1700 PGC to place relative wind in a favorable position for launching weather balloon.

                  1435    C/c 1600 PGC

                  1441    C/c 0700 PGC to bring the seas astern and head for station center.

                  1830    C/c 240

5-13-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. On course 2400, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. 3 Main Engine is on the line. No. 1 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                  0100    Attempted to change course to 130 by coming left; was unable to come past a heading of 2000.

                                       Made a 2900 turn right to come to course 130 for a balloon launch. C/s 11 kts.

                  0135    C/s 8 kts.

                  0155    Unable to hold course 1300. Ships heading approximately 1800.

                  0242    Visibility decreased to one half mile due to rain Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       International Rules of the Road.

                  0300    Balloon launch is completed; returned to course 240.

                  0400    Steaming as before in strong winds and moderate to heavy seas. The ship is rolling moderately

                                       and pitching occasionally. Visibility is limited by fog and rain; barometer falling slowly.

                  0517    Visibility increased to 4 miles; ceased sounding fog signals.

                  0845    C/c to 250

                  1000    Commenced Captain’s Inspection of Messing, Berthing and Head Areas.

                  1050    Secured from Captain’s Inspection of Messing, Berthing, and Head Areas.

                  1242    C/s 11 kts

                  1305    C/s 8 kts

                  2000    Steaming as before in moderate seas and winds. Barometer is rising; visibility restricted

                                       slightly by light fog.

                  2225    C/c 0600T to head towards station center.

5-14-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60 on course 060, speed 8 kts.

                                       Number three Main Engine is on the line. Number one Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on Number two ship’s service generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                  0145    Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 075, distance 13 miles.

                  0156    Unidentified contact tracked and determined to be on course 285, speed 15 knots.

                                       CPA 005, distance 1.9 miles.

                  0216    C/c 120.

                  0219    Sighted contact bearing 049, distance 3.5 miles. New CPA determined to be 000, 2.5 miles, time 0229.

                  0227    Contact at CPA bearing 003, distance 2.5 miles

                  0230    C/c 045

                  0244    C/c 050

                  0245    C/c 055

                  0254    Lost sight of contact bearing 303, distance 4 miles.

                  0320    Contact faded from radar bearing 275, distance 15 miles.

                  1150    Placed No. 1 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  1212    Obtained radar contact bearing 3230, range 10 miles.

                  1214    Sighted contact bearing 3260, range 16,200 yds. Determined contact to be on course 010, speed 15 kts

                  1225    Lost contact visually due to fog. Visibility is 3 miles.

                  1233    Contact is at CPA bearing 1710, range 7,900 yds.

                  1257    C/c 1850.

                  1311    C/c 1500.

                  1315    C/c 2350. Course changes are for balloon launch.

                  1328    Contact faded from radar bearing 0800, range 14 miles.

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate winds and seas. Visibility is clear; barometer rising slowly.

                  1734    C/c 2550 PGC

                  1923    C/c to 275

5-15-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Base course 275, speed 8 kts.

                                       No. 3 Main Engine is on the line and No. 1 Main Engine is in 15 minute standby.

                                       The electrical load is on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator.

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                  0115    Noted that brushes were arcing on No. 2 Ship’s Service Generator. Shifted

                                       the electrical load to No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator.

                  0200    C/c 100

                  0658    C/c 280

                  0800    Steaming as before in moderate seas and breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  0940    Lit off #2 Main Engine for testing.

                  1038    Placed #2 Main Engine on the line. Stopped the starboard shaft, port ahead 1/3, 138 RPM.

                                       Placed #3 Main Engine in 5 minute standby and #1 Main Engine in 30 minute standby.

                  1311    C/c 290

                  1314    C/c 300

                  1324    C/c 080

                  1545    The Commanding officer held mast and imposed Non-Judicial Punishment as follows:

                                       ORLOP, L.D., SN, Offense: UCMJ, Art. 92: dereliction of duty on 14 May 1961.

                                       Punishment: 14 days extra duty commencing 15 May 1961.

                  1858    C/s 11 kts

                  1900    C/c 290

                  1909    C/c 300

                  1914    C/s 8 kts

                  1952    C/s 11 kts

                  1953    C/c 120

                  2001    C/s 8 kts

                  2024    Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 5 minute standby. Split the electrical load between

                                       No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  2026    C/s 11 kts C/c 3000 course changes and speed changes are to keep the ship from rolling and pitching

                                       excessively while men are removing AN/SPG-50 radar antenna from mount 31. Seas are 12 ft.

5-16-61     0000    Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Base course 3000 PGC, base speed 8 kts

                                       on the starboard shaft. No. 2 Main Engine is on the line; No. 3 Main Engine is in

                                       15 minute standby. The electrical load is split between No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set throughout the ship.

                  0040    Lit off No. 1 and No. 4 Main Engines for testing.

                  0045    Detected ruptured salt water line in No. 4 Main Engine. No. 1 Main Engine tested satisfactorily.

                  0100    C/c 1450 PGC

                  0103    C/s 10 kts. to facilitate turning

                  0105    C/s 8 kts

                  0110    Repairs completed to No. 4 Main Engine. No 4 Main Engine tested satisfactorily.

                  0142    Placed No. 3 and No. 4 Main Engines on the line. Stopped the starboard shaft.

                                       Port ahead 1/3, 138 RPM. Placed No. 1 and No. 2 Main Engines in immediate standby.

                  0150    Starboard ahead 1/3, 138 RPM.

                  0150    Placed No. 1 and No. 2 Main Engines on the line. Starboard ahead 1/3, 138 RPM

                  0155    Stopped the port shaft briefly to repair minor casualty in the port reduction gear.

                  0230    C/s 12 kts.

                  0245    C/s 15 kts.

                  0300    C/s 17 kts. Departed NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” bearing 1370T, distance 37 miles,

                                       enroute to U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                  0500    Changed operational control to COMDESFLOT FIVE.

                  0653    C/s to 17.5 kts

                  1600    Steaming as before in moderate breezes and light following sea. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  2200    C/c 143

                  2335    Took No. 3 s/s generator off the line due to a faulty voltage regulator.

                                       Paralleled the electrical load between No. 1 and No. 2 s/s generators..

5-17-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” to

                                       U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-61

                                       Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

                                       Base course 143, speed 17.5 kts. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is paralleled between No. 1 and 2 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  0050    Placed No. 3 Ship’s Service Generator on the line.

                  0056    Split the electrical load between No. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generator. The ship is riding

                                       comfortably in seas with light swells from 0000. The weather is cloudy with a few stars.

                  0400    Steaming as before in calm seas and light breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  0759    C/c to 137

                  0810    Commenced Captain’s personnel inspection

                  0840    Secured from Captain’s personnel inspection

                  1332    C/s 18 kts.

                  1800    Steaming as before in moderate winds and light swell. Visibility is clear, barometer steady

5-18-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” to

                                       U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in accordance with

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Material condition YOKE and

                                       condition of Readiness IV are set. Base course 140, speed 18.0 kts.

                                       Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Nos. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       The ship is riding comfortably in light seas and about 20 kts of wind.

                  1600    Steaming as before. Encountered brief intermittent rain showers

                  1800    Steaming as before in moderate seas and approximately 30 kts of wind

                  2000    Steaming as before in moderate winds and light swell on the port beam.

                                       Visibility is clear, barometer rising slowly.

                  2047    C/c 1450 PGC

5-19-61     0000    Steaming independently enroute from NAVAID/SAR Station “AB” to

                                       Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in accordance with COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Base course 145, speed 15 kts. Number 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between Number 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Material Condition YOKE and Condition of Readiness IV are set.

                  0008    C/s 12 kts. to make a bathythermograph observation.

                  0015    C/s 15 kts

                  0020    C/s 18 kts.

                  0151    C/s 15 kts.

                  0156    C/s 12 kts made bathythermograph observation.

                  0200    Obtain Kauai Island on radar bearing 164, distance 85 miles.

                  0202    C/c 15 kts

                  0207    C/s 18 kts

                  0352    C/s 15 kts

                  0357    C/s 12 kts. Made bathythermograph observation.

                  0548    Sighted Kauai bearing 178 distance 26 miles.

                  0554    C/s 12 kts to make a bathythermograph observation.

                  0615    Sighted Kilauea Point light bearing 193 distance 21 miles

                  0712    Passed Kilauea Light abeam to starboard, distance 14 miles.

                  0758    Reduced speed to 12 kts for a “BT” drop.

                  0803    Obtained radar surface contact bearing 1400 range 8 miles.

                  0804    Obtained contact visually, bearing 1400 range 8 miles

                  0808    “BT” drop complete. Increased speed to 18 kts.

                  0826    Surface contact is at CPA, bearing 2100 range 5,500 yds.

                  0845    Contact faded from radar bearing 2700 range 8 ½ miles.

                  0926    Sighted Oahu visually bearing 1100 range 40 miles.

                  0950    Reduced speed to 12 kts to make a “BT” drop.

                  1002    “BT” drop is complete, increased speed to 18 kts.

                  1200    Steaming as before in calm seas, and moderate breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady

                  1210    Took No. 1 Ships Service Generator off the line. Split the electrical load

                                       between No. 2 and No. 3 Ships Service Generators

                  1248    C/c 0870 PGC. Passing ATA 197 (SUNNADIN) and tow to port.

                  1318    Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail. ENS SEAKEEPING assumed the Conn,

                                       the Captain and Navigator are on the bridge. Steering various courses and

                                       speeds entering Pearl Harbor Channel.

                  1333    Entered Inland waters.

                  1335    Passed Buoys #1 and #2.

                  1403    Moored starboard side to Pier BRAVO, Berth 22, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

                  1416    Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail and shifted the watch to the Quarterdeck.

                                       Standard destroyer mooring lines are doubled up.

                  1425    Pursuant to BuPers Order #055272, ENS G.M. OILSKINS reported on board for duty.

                  1455    Shifted from Ship’s power to Shore power. Receiving all services from the pier

                  1727    USS VANCE (DER-387) moored alongside to port

5-20-61     0800    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None.

5-21-61     0000    Moored starboard side to Pier BRAVO, Berth 22, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                                       with standard destroyer mooring lines doubled up. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier

                                       Modified Material Condition YOKE is set. The USS VANCE (DER-387) is moored

                                       outboard to port. Ships present include units of the Pacific Fleet, Harbor, and District craft.

                                       SOPA is CINCPACFLT in CINCPACFLT Headquarters, Makalapa Heights,

                                       Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Machinery out of commission Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines,

                                       No 1 Fire and Flushing Pump, No. 4 Reduction Gear Lube Oil Pump, No. 1 Ships

                                       Service Generator, No. 1 Air condition Salt Water Pump. Machinery on the line,

                                       No. 2 Fire and Bilge Pump, Nos. 1, 2, and 4 Air conditioning units,

                                       Nos. 1, 2, and 4 Chill Water Pumps, No. 1 Reefer Unit, No. 2 Fresh water pump,

                                       and No. 2 Feed and condensate Pump.

                  0900    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None

5-22-61     0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  0816    Commenced fueling from Fuel Barge YO 78. Draft forward 9’11”, aft 10’0”, before fueling.

                  1225    USS VANCE (DER-387) underway from our portside

                  1236    YO 78 alongside to port, commenced taking on fuel.

                  1415    Completed fueling, draft reading; forward 11’0”, aft 11’0”. Received total of 79608 gallons of diesel oil.

                  1415    YO 78 underway from port side.

                  1546    USS VANCE (DER-387) moored alongside to port.

                  1733    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer left the ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                  2000    One petty officer returned to the ship having completed TAD as shore patrol

5-23-61     0722    USS VANCE (DER-387) got underway

                  0735    VANCE standing out.

                  0800    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

5-24-61     0700    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None.

                  1300    USS NEWELL (DER-322) moored alongside to port

                  1555    OCCULTINGLIGHT, O.W., ICFN, USN, returned on board with an injured hip,

                                       resulting from a baseball game at Richardson Center, not due to his own misconduct,

                                       and was taken to the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for treatment.

                  1753    Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed the ship to report to

                                       the Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for

                                       Temporary Additional Duty as Shore Patrol

                  2210    One petty officer returned aboard having completed Temporary Additional Duty as Shore Patrol

5-25-61     0615    USS EPPERSON (DDE-719) passed astern and moored pier BRAVO, Berth 21.

                  0700    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None

                  1105    The Commanding Officer held Mast and awarded the following Non-Judicial Punishment.

                                       RUNNINGLIGHTS, L.R., EN3, Violation of Art. 134, UCMJ.

                                       Punishment: Awarded Ten (10) days Restriction.

                                       OARLOCK, D.C., FN, Violation of Art. 92, UCMJ.

                                       Punishment: Awarded Five (5) days Extra Duty.

5-26-61     0645    USS NEWELL (DER-322) got underway from alongside

                  0700    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None

                  0830    Assumed the flagship for Commander Escort Squadron FIVE

                  1030    Commenced Captains Inspection of Messing, Berthing and Heads.

                  1100    Secured from Captain’s Inspection of Messing, Berthing and Heads.

                                       Commenced Captain’s Inspection of Topside spaces.

                  1210    Secured from Captain’s Inspection of Topside spaces.

                  1600    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2227    One petty officer returned to the ship from TAD as Shore Patrol

5-27-61     0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None

                  1600    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2000    CINCPACFLT departed Pearl Harbor. COMHAWSEAFRON assumed

                                       SOPA with Headquarters at U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

                  2300    One petty officer returned to the ship from TAD as Shore Patrol

5-28-61     0900    Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees: REEVE, P.E., GMSN.

                  1718    Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, one petty officer departed ship to report to

                                       Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii for TAD

                  2350    One petty officer returned to the ship from TAD as Shore Patrol

5-29-61     0626    REEVE, P.E., GMSN, returned on board having been AWOL since 0900 28 May 1961,

                                       a period of approximately 21 hours and 26 minutes.

                  0700    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: None

                  1130    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows:

                                       REEVE, P.E., GMSN, Offense: Violation of UCMJ, Article 86 (Absence without leave)

                                       Punishment awarded: Seven (7) days restriction.

5-30-61     0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: None. Observed Memorial Day

                                       by Dressing Ship and Half Masting Colors and Jack.

                  1220    Closed up the Colors and Jack.

5-31-61     0700    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None.

                  1110    Indonesian ships RAKATA (ATF-928), NASANIVE (LST-1), AND RADJA (LST-2),

                                       stood into the harbor

                  1410    Took on 1000 gallons of lube oil.

6-1-61       0700    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None

                  2025    CINCPACFLT arrived Pearl Harbor and resumed duties as SOPA

6-2-61       0000    Ships present include 3 ships of the Indonesian Navy: 2 LST’s and 1 ATF.

                  0700    Mustered crew at Quarters. Absentees: RATLINE, S.L., RD3.

                  0752    RATLINE, S.L., RD3, returned on board having been AOL since 0700 this date.

                  1000    COMDESFLOT FIVE arrived on board and commenced inspection of the ship

                  1122    COMDESFLOT FIVE left the ship.

                  1300    Commenced Captain’s Personnel Inspection

                  1332    Secured from inspection.

                  1600    COMCORTRON FIVE shifted his pennant from this vessel to the USS WILHOITE (DER-397)

                  1656    USS VANCE (DER-387) is moored outboard along side to port

6-3-61       0726    USS VANCE (DER-387) underway from alongside to port.

                  0800    Mustered the crew. No absentees.

                  1126    USS VANCE (DER-387) moored along side to port

6-4-61       0800    Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: None

6-5-61       0000    The ship’s gyro is energized in preparation for getting underway

                  0010    Conducted a test of the ships boilers.

                  0730    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None

                  0745    Set material condition YOKE

                  0812    USS VANCE (DER-387) got underway from alongside

                  0834    Set the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail

                  0846    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Shifted the watch to the bridge.

                                       Captain and Navigator on the bridge

                  0902    The Captain assumed the CONN.

                  0904    Commenced maneuvering to clear the berth.

                  0910    Underway, commenced maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to conform to

                                       the Pearl Harbor channel.

                  0915    OOD assumed the Conn.

                  0944    Passed buoys 1 and 2 on course 157, speed 15 kts. No. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators

                  0945    Secured the Special Sea and Anchoring Detail; set the regular underway watch, condition IV

                  0953    Entered international waters.

                  1216    With Kaena Point light bearing 0860, range 9 miles set base course 3380 and took departure

                                       for NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOVORD 18-16 AND COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                  1225    C/s 15 kts for BT drop

                  1426    C/s 14 kts for BT drop

                  1626    C/s 12 kts for BT drop

                  1820    Commenced slowing for “BT” drop. C/s 14 kts.

                  1823    C/s 11 kts.

                  1830    C/s 14 kts

                  1833    C/s 17 kts

                  2028    C/s 13 kts. for BT drop

                  2226    C/s 15 kts. Commenced slowing for “BT” drop

                  2244    C/s 17 kts

6-6-61       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOV-ORD 18-61 and COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Condition of readiness IV andmaterial condition YOKE are set.

                                       Main engines 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 340. Base speed 17 kts.

                  0800    Mustered the crew at Quarters. Absentees: None.

                  1200    Steaming as before in calm seas and moderate breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  1303    C/c 3420 PGC

                  1420    Took #1 Ship’s Service Generator off the line. Split the electrical load

                                       between No. 2 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                  1531    Exercised the crew at 1AS General Quarters.

                  1536    Set condition ZEBRA

                  1537    Executed quiet ship bill

                  1547    Secured from quiet ship bill

                  1559    Exercised the crew at Abandon Ship Drill.

                  1600    Steaming as before. Seas are calm, winds are moderate.

                  1600    Shifted the electrical load to No. 1 and No. 3 Ship’s Service Generators split.

                  1609    Secured Abandon Ship Drill and remanned 1AS General Quarters.

                  1617    Set condition YOKE. Secured from General Quarters.

6-7-41       0000    Steaming independently enroute to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOV-ORD 18-61 and COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Condition of Readiness FOUR andMaterial Condition YOKE are set.

                                       Main engines 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 342. Base speed 17 kts.

                  0400    Steaming as before in calm seas and moderate breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  1304    Conducted man overboard drill

                  1309    Secured from man overboard drill

                  1600    Steaming as before. Ship is riding comfortably in smooth seas. Visibility is clear with cloudy weather

                                       Barometer is falling slowly.

                  2000    Steaming as before in calm seas and light breezes. Visibility is clear, barometer steady.

                  2307    Detected unidentified radar surface contact bearing 0260T, distance 30 miles

                  2330    Contact at CPA bearing 0470T, distance 57,000 yds.

                  2335    Contact determined to be on course 1260T, speed 15 kts.

6-8-61       0000    Steaming independently from Pearl Harbor to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” in accordance with

                                       COMDESFLOT FIVE MOV-ORD 18-61 and COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60.

                                       Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE are set.

                                       Main engines 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 340. Base speed 17 kts. The seas are calm, the winds are light.

                                       The barometer is steady. Radar holds Skunk “A”, bearing 0810, range 37 miles.

                  0112    Obtained possible radar surface contact bearing 3580, range 120 miles.

                                       Determined to be roughly on course 116, speed 18 kts. designated

                                       Skunk “B”. Experiencing ducting causing excessive range capabilities on radar

                  0113    Experienced cracked fuel line on No. 1 Main Engine.

                  0123    Commenced reducing speed to take No. 1 Main Engine off the line. C/s 13 kts.

                  0149    Placed No. 1 Main Engine back on the line. C/s 17 kts.

                  0153    Skunk “A” faded from the radar. Bearing 1300, range 62 miles. Barometer is falling.

                                       Skunk “B” faded, bearing 000, 106 miles.

                  1230    Visibility decreased to one (1) mile due to fog. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  1244    C/c 340

                  1254    C/c 338

                  1358    C/c 335

                  1413    Visibility increased to three (3) miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1537    Commenced ditching at sea drill

                  1552    C/s 15 kts

                  1600    Steaming as before in light seas and moderate breezes. Visibility is reduced due to fog,

                                       barometer falling. Steering various courses for ditching at sea drill.

                  1605    C/c 1550 PGC.

                  1611    C/c 1000 PGC. C/s 12 kts.

                  1612    C/c 0800 PGC, C/s 8 kts.

                  1613    C/s 12 kts

                  1614    Returning to base course and speed; C/s 15 kts., C/c 3350 PGC.

                  1615    C/s 17 kts. Secured from ditching at sea drill.

                  1705    Visibility reduced to 1 mile. Commenced sounding fog

                                       signals in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  1930    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  2155    Visibility decreased to zero; commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  2157    Stationed a fo’csle lookout.

6-9-61       0000    Steaming independently from Pearl Harbor to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MOV-ORD 18-61 and

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Condition of Readiness IV and

                                       Material Condition YOKE are set. Main engines 1, 2, 3, and 4 are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Base course 335. Base speed 17 kts. Visibility is less than 1000 yds. due to fog.

                                       Ship is sounding fog signals in accordance with the International Rules of the Road.

                  0300    Noted shift in wind from 230 to 300; velocity steady at 8-10 kts. Barometer is falling

                                       Ship is riding comfortable in seas with swells from 275.

                  0400    Steaming as before. Thick fog continues

                  0800    Steaming as before in calm seas, light swell, and moderate breezes.

                                       Visibility is greatly reduced by heavy fog, barometer steady.

                  0818    Visibility increased to 4 miles, secured fog signals.

                  1000    Commenced Captain’s inspection of lower decks

                  1117    Secured from lower decks inspection

                  1156    Visibility decreased to one (1) mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  1158    Visibility increased to 5 miles. Secured sounding fog signals.

                  1400    The Summary Court-Martial opened in the case of PADRE, A.S., ENFN.

                  1419    The Summary Court-Martial in the case of PADRE, A.S., ENFN, adjourned

                                       to await the action of the convening authority. (Summary Court Martial –

                                       In the simplest terms, a court martial dealing with minor

                                       offenses in which the punishment will not result in discharge from the

                                       armed forces. A Special Court Martial is the second level and then a

                                       General Court Martial)

                  1556    Visibility decreased to 2 miles. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  1559    Visibility increased to 7 miles. Ceased sounding fog signals.

                  1945    Obtained unidentified surface radar contact bearing 309, range 40,000 yds

                  1950    Contact determined to be on course 265, speed 9 kts.

                  2008    Contact at CPA bearing 285, range 35,000 yds.

                  2040    Contact faded, bearing 268, distance 40,000 yds

                  2226    C/s 15 kts.

                  2230    Changed operational control to COMBARPAC.

                  2233    C/s all ahead 1/3. Took Nos. 2 and 4 Main Engines off the line and placed in 30 minute standby.

6-10-61     0000    Steaming independently from Pearl Harbor to NAVAID/SAR Station “AA”

                                       in accordance with COMDESFLOT FIVE MOV-ORD 18-61 and

                                       COMBARPAC Op-Order 201-60. Base course is 3400 PGC. Base

                                       speed 13 kts. Material Condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set

                                       throughout the ship. Nos. 1 and 3 Main Engines are on the line.

                                       The electrical load is split between No’s. 1 and 3 Ship’s Service Generators.

                                       Visibility is clear with occasional patches of fog.

                                       Seas are calm with light swell. Barometer is falling

                  0030    Arrived at NAVAID/SAR Station “AA” with station center bearing 3500T, distance 30 miles.

                                       Assumed CTU 50.8.2.

                  0035    Visibility reduced to ½ mile. Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with

                                       the International Rules of the Road.

                  0130    C/s 8 kts. Port engine stop. Placed No. 3 Main Engine in 15 minute standby.

                  0154    Took No. 1 Ship’s Service Generator off the line.

                  0345    Visibility increased to 4 miles; ceased sounding fog signals.