USS LANSING (DER-388) ACTIVITY LOG

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

 

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

which have no correlation to their actual name)

 

 

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

As we sit in Pearls Shipyard where its 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 weve set,

Which we wouldnt break, not even on a bet!

The Port side is nestled close to the pier

And we with the duty, cant even get a beer!

The old year has parted, a new decade weve started.

We pray for smooth sailing before its 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) Ships 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 Barbers 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 Ships 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) Ships 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 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 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 ships 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 Ships 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 Nos 1 and 3 Ships 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.

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

split between Nos 1 and 3 Ships 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 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. Nos 1, 2, 3, and 4, Main engines are on the line.

The electrical load is split between No. 1 and No. 3 Ships 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 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 12 kts

1130 C/c 1300 PGC

1131 C/s 8 kts

1140 C/c 0000 PGC

1141 C/s 12 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 ships clocks one hour to conform with (+11) zone time

2109 Took No. 3 Ships Service Generator off the line and shifted the electrical load to

No. 1 Ships Service Generator

2150 Visibility decreased to 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator

0937 Shifted the electrical load from No. One (1) Ships Service Generator to

No. Four (4) Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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

Ships 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 Ships 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 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 Ships 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) Ships Service Generators.

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

and visibility of 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 Ships Service Generators

1742 Split the electrical load between No. Two and Three Ships 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

Ships 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 Ships Service Generator

0635 Split the electrical load between Number One (1) and Three (3) Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator to No. 2 Ships 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 Ships 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) Ships 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) Ships 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) Ships 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) Ships Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

No. One (1) and Three (3) Ships 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), Ships 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 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 104, draft Aft 102

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) Ships 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 Commodores 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 FIVEs Personnel Inspection.

0920 Secured from COMCORTRON FIVEs Personnel Inspection.

0920 Commenced COMCORTRON FIVEs Inspection of topside messing and berthing spaces.

1039 Secured from COMCORTRON FIVEs 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 Captains 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 Captains 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 ships 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 105, 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 ships 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, 125 AFT, 118 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 Ships Service Generators

1153 C/s 12 kts

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

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

1245 C/s indicating 265 RPMs on port shaft, and 247 RPMs 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

wouldnt come up to speed.

1751 Placed No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

1 and 3 Ships Service Generator. Placed number 2 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators, split.

1715 Shifted the electrical load from 1 & 3 split to 1 & 2 paralleled. Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator, placed No. 2

Ships Service Generator in standby. Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 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 Captains Inspection of lower decks, holds, and storerooms.

1559 Secured from Captains 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 Ships 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 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 RPMs on the starboard shaft.

0710 Split the electrical load between Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Captains inspection of heads, messing and berthing spaces.

1105 Secured from Captains inspection of heads, messing and berthing spaces.

1452 C/c 328

2052 Shifted the electrical load from No. 1 to No. 2 Ships 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 Ships 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 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator. The electrical load is on No. 3 Ships Service Generator.

2120 Shifted the electrical load to No. 2 Ships Service Generator. Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

number 2 and 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 ships 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 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 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Captains Inspection of personnel

0825 Secured from inspection.

1012 Secured the gyro to correct 3 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 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 OBANNON (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 Officers 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 OBANNON (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 OBANNON (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 OBANNON (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 OBANNON (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 ships 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 OBANNON (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 OBANNON (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 Ships Service Generator

1028 Shifted the electrical load to #2 Ships 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 ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators.

Light steady breeze. Calm seas with moderate swells

1224 Visibility decreased to 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 Ships Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

number one and three Ships Service Generators. Placed number two Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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) Ships Service Generator

0930 Commenced Captains 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 Captains 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator. Secured No. 1 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator. Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators.

Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 ships

service generator. Underway with no way one.

0101 Unidentified radar surface contact faded, bearing 096, range 21 miles.

0349 Visibility decreased to 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 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) Ships 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 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 Ships 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 Captains 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 Captains 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator. Secured No. 1 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator; secured #3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator on the line.

0859 Shifted electrical load from number one Ships Service Generator to number 3 Ships 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 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 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 Ships Service Generators to No. 2 Ships Service Generator

and the emergency generator. Secured No. 3 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator.

1345 Split the electrical load between #2 and emergency Ships Service Generators.

1522 Shifted the electrical load to No. 3 Ships Service Generators; took No. 2 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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.

Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line. The electrical load is split between 18 kts.

0255 Visibility decreased to 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 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 mans I.D. Card. Punishment: Official Reprimand.

1537 Commenced fueling from Naval fuel truck. Draft forward 10 10; Aft 1011

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 1010 forward, 1011 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 Nos. 1 and 3

Ships Service Generators. Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 4 Main Engines are on the line.

Base course 338, base speed 17 kts.

0120 Visibility decreased to 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 Ships Service Generators.

Nos 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 Ships Service Generator.

Placed number two Ships 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 Ships Service Generators.

Nos 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 Ships Service Generator.

1628 Shifted the after electrical load from No. 3 to No. 2 Ships Service Generator.

Paralleled the electrical load between No. 1 and 2 Ships Service Generator.

1712 Leak repaired on No. 3 Ships Service Generator. Split the electrical load

between No. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators.

Nos 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 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 Nos 1 and 3 Ships Service Generators.

Nos. 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 Ships Service Generators split to No. 3 Ships Service Generator.

Secured No. 1 Ships Service Generator.

0614 Placed number one Ships Service Generator on the line. Shifted the electrical load from

number three Ships Service Generator to number one Ships 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 Ships Service Generator on the line. Paralleled the electrical load between

No. 1 and 2 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators paralleled to

No. 2 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Captains inspection of lower decks.

1000 Secured from Captains inspection of lower decks; commenced Captains inspection

of messing, berthing, and heads.

1056 Secured from Captains 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 Ships Service Generator.

1429 Shifted the electrical load from No. 2 Ships Service Generator to No. 3 Ships 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 Nos. 1 and & Ships Service Generators.

Placed number three Ships Service Generator in standby.

2243 Visibility decreased to 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 Ships Service Generator. Base course 255, base speed 8 knots

Visibility is 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 Ships Service Generator to No. 3 Ships Service Generator.

0835 Radar surface contact faded bearing 0260, range 18 miles

1228 Visibility decreased to 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 Ships 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 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 Ships Service Generator on the line. Split the electrical load between

number one and three Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator to No. 2 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Captains Inspection of Messing, Berthing and Head Areas.

1050 Secured from Captains 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 ships 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 Ships Service Generator.

Material condition YOKE and condition of Readiness IV are set.

0115 Noted that brushes were arcing on No. 2 Ships Service Generator. Shifted

the electrical load to No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships Service Generators.

0050 Placed No. 3 Ships Service Generator on the line.

0056 Split the electrical load between No. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Captains personnel inspection

0840 Secured from Captains 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 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 Ships 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 911, aft 100, 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 110, aft 110. 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 Captains Inspection of Messing, Berthing and Heads.

Commenced Captains Inspection of Topside spaces.

1210 Secured from Captains 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 LSTs 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 Captains 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 ships 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 Ships 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 Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Ships Service Generator off the line. Split the electrical load

between No. 2 and No. 3 Ships 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 Ships 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 Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 focsle 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 Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 Captains 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 Nos. 1 and 3 Ships 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 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 Ships Service Generator off the line.

0345 Visibility increased to 4 miles; ceased sounding fog signals.

0405 Visibility increased to 7 miles

0425 Obtained unidentified radar contact bearing 342, distance 21 miles. Contact determined to be

on course 100, speed 12.5 kts. CPA bearing 033, distance 13.5 miles at time 0507.

0510 Radar contact at CPA bearing 034, distance 13.9 miles.

0555 Radar contact faded bearing 086, distance 22 miles

0722 C/c 280

0727 C/c 270

0800 Mustered the crew at foul weather parade. Absentees: None

0828 C/s 0 kts Stopped the starboard shaft and placed No. 1 Main Engine in 5 minute standby.

Commenced lying to.

1000 Commenced Captains Inspection of topside, messing, berthing, and heads.

1107 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.

Conditions: Normal. Conducted weekly test of magazine sprinkling and flooding systems.

Conditions: Satisfactory

1125 Secured from Captains Inspection.

1800 Underway as before in calm seas and gentle breezes. Visibility is slightly restricted by light fog.

Barometer steady.

6-11-61 0000 Steaming independently patrolling NAVAID/SAR Station AA in accordance with

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