USS LANSING (DER-388) ACTIVITY LOG

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

 

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

which have no correlation to their actual name

 

 

 

1-1-64 to 7-31-64        These logs were lost by the National Archives and copies are not available

 

 

 

8-1-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE
                                          and condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: none.
                  1010    Made daily inspection of magazines, conditions: normal
                  1330    Underway as before. Crossed equator, Lat 00-00N, Long 165-00W.
                                          Commenced shellback initiations.
                  1430    During initiation, HEAD, T. F., LTJG USNR, was accidentally struck on the head by
                                          a falling can. Injury: Superficial laceration of the scalp. Treated by
                                          HEADWAY, HMC, USN. Disposition: To duty.
                  1500    During initiation, KEEL, B. S., GMG2, USN, was accidentally struck on the head
                                          while trying to avoid the spray of a water hose. Injury superficial laceration
                                          of the scalp. Treated by HEADWAY, HMC, USN. Disposition: To duty.
                  1530    During initiation, HALYARD, L. U., ETCA, USN, was struck accidentally in the
                                          lower left back by a paddle board. Injury: Loss of motion and pain extending
                                          from the thigh and leg to numbness at the lateral aspect of the left foot. Treated
                                          by HEADWAY, HMC, USN. Disposition: Bed rest, local moist heat,
                                          propoxyphene HCL 64 mgm for pain, duty as tolerated, no strenuous activity.
                  1545    Secured from shellback initiation.
8-2-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0816    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
8-3-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0915    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
                  1120    While breaking out provisions, HALFMAST, H. H., CS1, USN, received laceration
                                          and possible fracture of the right metarsal (s) when an upright bin divider fell
                                          on his foot during a ships roll, at the time of injury he was wearing
                                          shower shoes. Treatment administered by the medical representative.
                                          Disposition: limited duty.
8-4-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          Nos 1, 3, and 4 main engines are in commission. No 2 main engine is
                                          out of commission. All ships service generators are in commission.
                                          Material condition YOKE and condition of readiness four are set.
                                          Conducting special operations
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1040    Placed nr two main engine in commission.
                  1130    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-5-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0906    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
8-6-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1045    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
                  1530    Set condition 1AS General Quarters for drills.
                  1534    Set material condition ZEBRA throughout the ship.
                  1630    Set material condition YOKE throughout the ship.
                  1633    Secured from General Quarters, drill.
8-7-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0937    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal. Conducted
                                          weekly test of magazines sprinkling and flooding system.
                                          Conditions satisfactory.
8-8-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1015    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-9-64       0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees; none.
                  1100    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal.
8-10-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0945    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-11-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1025    Made daily inspection of magazines. Condition normal.
                  1545    Set condition 1AA General Quarters.
                  1629    Secured from 1AA General Quarters drills. Set condition YOKE
                                          throughout the ship.
8-12-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission. The electrical load is split
                                          between nos 1 and 3 ships service generators. Material condition
                                          YOKE and condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special
                                          Operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; none.
                  1000    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-13-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0430    Set condition 1AA General Quarters to fight a class “C” fire on the
                                          forward stack.
                  0435    Fire extinguished. Damage: six inch section of transmission cable
                                          insulation burned.
                  0437    ZEBRA is set through out the ship.
                  0448    Set condition YOKE.
                  0450    Secured from General Quarters.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1015    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal.
8-14-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1055    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal. Made weekly
                                          tests of magazine sprinkler system. Tests satisfactory.
8-15-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0936    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-16-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission. The electrical load is split
                                          between nos. 1 and 3 ships service generators.
                                          Conducting special operations. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set.
                  0220    Placed the port shaft out of commission due to an oil leak in no 2
                                          reduction gear.
                  0230    Placed the port shaft back in commission.
                  0800    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none.
                  1000    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-17-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees. None.
                  1032    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal.
8-18-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1039    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
                  1545    Set condition 1 A/A General Quarters for drills.
                  1550    Set condition ZEBRA throughout the ship.
                  1640    Set material condition YOKE throughout the ship.
                  1643    Secured from General Quarters drill.
                  2211    Placed no. 4 main engine out of commission to replace stuffing.
8-19-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          Nos 1, 2 and 3 main engines are in commission, no 4 main engine
                                          is out of commission while replacing stuffing.
                                          All S/S generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0750    Placed nr 4 main engine back in commission.
                  0836    Made daily inspections of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-20-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; none.
                  1038    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-21-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0915    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal. Made weekly test of
                                          magazine sprinkler system. Conditions; normal.
8-22-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All ships service generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0830    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
                  1400    Commenced Captains messing and berthing inspection.
                  1546    Secured from Captains messing and berthing inspection.
8-23-64     0000    Underway independently in accordance with CTF 92 MovOrd 2-65.
                                          All four main engines are in commission.
                                          All S/S generators are in commission. Material condition YOKE and
                                          condition of readiness four are set. Conducting special operations.
                  0323    Sighted Barbers Point light, bearing 008, Distance 25 miles.
                  0717    Set the special sea and anchor detail. OOD conning, Captain and Navigator
                                          on the bridge.
                  0721    LT HIGHSEAS assumed the conn.
                  0735    Entered inland waters with Diamond Head light bearing 098
                                          Distance 9.8 miles. Draft forward 11’, aft 10’.
                  0739    Passed Buoys 1 and 2. Commenced steering various courses at various
                                          speeds conforming to Pearl Harbor channel.
                  0800    Changed operational control from CTF 92 to COMDESFLOT FIVE
                                          in accordance with CTF 92 Op-Plan 160-64.
                  0804    LT HALFHITCH assumed the conn. Commenced approach on MIKE Piers.
                  0822    Moored starboard side to Berth MIKE 3.5, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor,
                                          Hawaii. Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
                  0937    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal.
8-24-64     0000    Moored Starboard side to Berth M-3.5. U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor,
                                          Hawaii, with six standard destroyer mooring lines doubled. Receiving
                                          miscellaneous services from the pier. The electrical load is on number
                                          3 ships service generator. Material condition YOKE and condition of
                                          readiness four are set. Ships present include various units of the U.S.
                                          Pacific Fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is CINCPACFLT with
                                          Headquarters at Makalapa Heights.
                  0615    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Set the special and
                                          anchor detail.
                  0644    Underway for Berth F-1. Steering various courses at various speeds to
                                          make landing alongside USS RENSHAW (DD-499). The Captain and the
                                          Navigator are on the bridge.
                  0715    Moored Port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) in a nest of four ships at Berth F-1.
                                          U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with standard destroyer mooring
                                          lines doubled. Ships in the nest from port to starboard are. USS ISLE
                                          ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499) and
                                          USS LANSING (DER-388). Receiving all services from the ISLE ROYALE (AD-29).
                                          Material condition YOKE is set.
                  0717    Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
                  0755    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0859    U.S. Navy tug YTM 195 (USS YONAGUSKA) came alongside to starboard to deliver YD-82.
                              (EDITORS NOTE- YD-82 is a floating crane with 100 ton capacity)
                  0909    YTM-195 (USS YONAGUSKA) departed starboard side. YD-82 is secured alongside to starboard.
                  1000    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
                  1105    The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following
                                          non judicial punishment:
                                          HALFDECK, P.D., SN, USN. Offence:
                                          Violation of UCMJ, article 92, sleeping on watch.
                                          Punishment: 15 days restriction to ship and 30 days extra duty.
8-25-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) with standard mooring lines
                                          doubled in a nest of four (4) ships at Berth Foxtrot one (1), Pearl
                                          Harbor, Hawaii. Ships in the nest include from port to starboard
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499),
                                          USS LANSING (DER-388). Receiving various services from the
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29). Ships present include various units of the
                                          U.S. Pacific fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is CINCPACFLT with
                                          Headquarters located at Makalapa Heights. Condition of readiness four
                                          and material condition YOKE (modified) are set.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1000    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal.
8-26-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) with standard destroyer mooring
                                          lines doubled in a nest of four ships at Berth F-1, US Naval Station
                                          Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ships present in the nest from port to starboard are:
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499),
                                          and USS LANSING (DER-388). Ships present in port include various units
                                          of U. S. Pacific fleet, yard and district craft. Receiving miscellaneous
                                          services from the pier and USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29). SOPA is
                                          CINCPACFLT with headquarters at Makalapa Heights. Material
                                          condition YOKE is being maintained throughout the ship. Condition
                                          of readiness IV is set.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  0915    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
8-27-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) at Berth F-1, Ford Island, U.S.
                                          Naval station, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with standard destroyer mooring lines
                                          doubled in a nest of four ships. Ships in the nest from port to starboard are:
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499),
                                          and USS LANSING (DER-388). Receiving miscellaneous services from the
                                          Tender. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific fleet,
                                          yard and district craft. ROKS KANG WON (DE-72), RCNS TAI KANG (DE-21)
                                          and HMNZS OTAGO (F-111) SOPA is CINCPACFLT with headquarters
                                          at Makalapa Heights. Material condition YOKE and condition
                                          of readiness four are set.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; none.
                  0925    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal
8-28-64     0000    Moored portside to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) at Berth F-1, U.S. Naval station,
                                          Ford Island, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with standard destroyer mooring lines
                                          doubled, in a nest of four ships, from inboard USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29),
                                          USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499), and USS LANSING (DER-388)
                                          Receiving all services from the USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29). Material condition
                                          YOKE and condition of readiness four are set. Ships present include various units
                                          of the U.S. Pacific fleet, yard and district craft. SOPA is CINCPACFLT with
                                          headquarters at Makalapa heights.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
                  1030    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions normal. Made weekly tests
                                          of magazine sprinkler system. All tests satisfactory.
8-29-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) with standard destroyer
                                          mooring lines doubled, in a nest of four (4) ships, to Berth FOXTROT one (1)
                                          at the U.S. Naval station, Ford Island, Hawaii. Ships in the nest from port to
                                          starboard include USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446),
                                          USS RENSHAW (DD-499) and USS LANSING (DER-388). Receiving all services
                                          from the pier. SOPA is CINCPACFLT with headquarters located at Makalapa
                                          Heights. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific fleet, yard and
                                          district craft. Condition of readiness four (4) with material condition YOKE
                                          (modified) are set.
                  0745    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none.
                  1046    Made daily inspections of magazines. Conditions normal.
                  1418    USS SAVAGE (DER-386) moored alongside to starboard with standard destroyer
                                          mooring lines doubled.
8-30-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) with standard destroyer mooring lines
                                          doubled in a nest of five ships at Berth F-1, U.S. Naval station, Pearl Harbor
                                          Hawaii. Ships present in the nest from port to starboard are
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29); USS RADFORD (DD-446); USS RENSHAW (DD-499);
                                          USS LANSING (DER-388) and USS SAVAGE (DER-386).
                                          Receiving miscellaneous services from the tender and the pier.
                                          Ships present in port include various units of U.S. Pacific fleet,
                                          yard and district craft, plus ROKS KANG WON (DE-72); RCNS TAI KANG (DE-21);
                                          HMNZS OTAGO (F-111). SOPA is CINCPACFLT with headquarters at Makalapa
                                          Heights. Condition of readiness IV is set. Material condition YOKE is being
                                          maintained throughout the ship.
                  0730    Mustered the crew on station. Absentees: none.
                  0915    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions: normal.
8-31-64     0000    Moored port side to USS RENSHAW (DD-499) with standard destroyer mooring lines
                                          doubled in a nest of five ships at Berth Foxtrot 1, Ford Island, U.S. Naval station
                                          Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ships in the nest from port to starboard are:
                                          USS ISLE ROYALE (AD-29), USS RADFORD (DD-446), USS RENSHAW (DD-499),
                                          USS LANSING (DER-388) and USS SAVAGE (DER-386). Receiving miscellaneous
                                          services from the tender. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific
                                          fleet, yard and district craft. ROKS KANG WON (DE-72), RCNS TAI KANG (DE-21)
                                          and HMNZS OTAGO (F-111). SOPA is CINCPACFLT with headquarters at
                                          Makalapa Heights. Material condition YOKE and condition of readiness four
                                          are set.
                  0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees; none.
                  0932    Made daily inspection of magazines. Conditions; normal.
                  1730    SOPA passed from CINCPACFLT to COMASWFORPAC with headquarters at
                                          Ford Island.


9-1-64 to 12-31-64            These logs were lost by the National Archives and copies are not available