USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) ACTIVITY LOG

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

 

6-11-52 0800 This vessel now in full commission as USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) under the

command of LCDR William F. Adams USCG, who accepted command under

authorization #511691. Moored port side to at Berth #4-B-1, Pier #4, U.S. Naval Station,

Green Cove Springs, Florida, receiving water and electrical power from shore facilities

0840 CPCLK HATCH and guard departed this vessel for the Federal Reserve Bank,

Jacksonville, Florida

1220 CPCLK HATCH and guard returned

1448 Commissioning party aboard. Quarters for muster

1500 Commenced commissioning ceremonies. CAPT BROWN, USN;

CAPT LEGWEN, USN; CDR APPLEGATE, USCG; commissioning party.

Authority for commissioning: Commander Florida Group, Atlantic Reserve Fleet,

ltr dtd 4 June 1952, ser. 3046. CDR. APPLEGATE, USCG, Commissioning Officer.

1515 Secured from commissioning ceremonies

1520 Commissioning party departed

1945 Held evening reports

6-12-52 1110 CDR APPLEGATE aboard

1135 CDR APPLEGATE departed

1300 All hands to quarters for muster

1323 All hands take stations for abandon ship drill

1332 Secure from drills Turn to

1650 Secure from ships work

1700 Set uniform of the day

1929 Held evening colors. On mooring lights

1945 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out. All secure about the deck

6-13-52 0000 Moored port side to Berth 4B1, U.S. Naval Station, Green Cove Springs, Fla,

receiving fresh water and electrical power from shore facilities. Anchor and aircraft

lights burning brightly

0530 Reveille all hands

0740 St. Johns River Bar pilot, Mr. WADE aboard

0800 Morning colors. Ships draft 106 forward, 129 aft

0845 U.S. Navy Tugs YTB 547 (USS YANABA) secured forward and

YTB 544 (USS YATANOCAS) secured aft on starboard side

0900 Loaded Coast Guard jeep license No. T-9293 aboard

0910 Underway in tow of YTB 547 (USS YANABA) and YTB 544 (USS YATANOCAS)

0921 Cast off YTB544 (USS YATANOCAS) and YTB547 (USS YANABA), proceeding up

St. Johns River enroute Mayport, Florida, in company with

CGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491)

1310 Pilot away

1320 Departed St. Johns River

1812 Standing into St. Johns River Jetties, commenced maneuvering on

various courses and speeds

1835 Dropped the port anchor in 5 fathoms of water with twenty (20) fathoms of chain at

the waters edge on the following true bearings: St. Johns Light Ship 0920T,

Ribault Channel buoy #5 103.50T, Old Abandon Light House 2650T, and

Ribault Channel buoy #7 2500T. Anchored in Ribault Bay, Mayport, Florida

1840 CG 83463 along side

1920 CG 83463 departed

1928 Held evening reports, mustered department heads, all secure

1955 CG 83643 along side

2035 CG 83463 departed with liberty party

2343 CG 83463 alongside with liberty party. All men returned on time

2346 CG 83463 cast off

6-14-52 0525 Sunrise

0600 Reveille, commenced carrying out plan of the day routine

0615 Set special sea detail

0625 Commenced heaving around on anchor

0628 Anchor at short stays

0634 Anchors aweigh, standing out of Ribault Bay, Mayport, Fla

0658 No 3 Black can buoy abeam to starboard

0703 Red Bell Buoy #2 abeam to port

0714 St. Johns Light Ship abeam to port

0813 Commenced full power trial

0830 Commenced compensating steering compass

1115 Secured from compensating steering compass

1200 Underway as before, vicinity St. Johns Lightship

1505 Man overboard drill

1520 Secured from man overboard drill

1524 Standing in St. Johns River conforming to the channel, proceeding to

anchor in Ribault Bay

1549 Entered Ribault Channel

1601 Let go starboard anchor

1602 Anchored in Ribault Bay on twenty fathoms of chain to starboard anchor, in fifty feet

of water, on the following true Bearings: Ribault channel Buoy #5 0920,

Ribault channel Buoy #7 2510, Mayport tower 2660

1700 83463 along stb side with ships lifeboat

1905 Held Swim call

1921 Commanding Officer ashore

1928 Executed evening colors, Sunset, turned on deck truck and anchor lights

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered department heads, seamen of the watch.

No unauthorized absentees

2004 CG 83463 departed

2040 Commanding Officer aboard

2100 Liberty was granted. Commenced liberty boats according to schedule

2200 Taps

6-15-52 0000 Reported for duty to Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard via Dispatch 150500Z

0458 Ships boat departed for dock

0509 Ships boat alongside

0528 Sunrise. Out all anchor and aircraft warning lights

0700 Reveille Carrying out holiday routine

0800 Held morning colors

0930 Commanding Officer ashore

1030 Commanding Officer aboard, All hands to muster, all present & accounted for

1100 Chronometer wound

1230 Set special sea detail

1300 Commenced heaving around on anchor

1306 Anchor on short stay

1307 Anchors aweigh, underway, standing out of Ribault Bay, Mayport, Florida, enroute

Norfolk, Va. In company with USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491), maintaining a

position of 1000 yds astern of USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491)

1310 Ribault Channel Buoy #4 close aboard to port

1318 St. Johns River lighted Bell Buoy #9 close aboard to stb

1323 Secured Special Sea Detail, set sea watch

1331 St Johns Lighted Whistle Buoy #2 abeam to port. Entered North Atlantic Ocean

and International Waters

1340 St Johns Light Ship close aboard to port

2200 Lights out, all quiet about the deck

6-16-52 0000 Underway in North Atlantic Ocean enroute from Mayport Florida to

Norfolk Virginia. In company with CGC CHAMBERS O.T.C. keeping

guide on CGC CHAMBERS two thousand yards on his port beam

0455 Sunrise

0730 This vessel assumed guide position. USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) took

position 1000 yds astern this vessel

1030 Held fire drill

1037 Secured from fire drill

1125 USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) took position 1000 yds on starboard beam

1152 USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) assumed guide. Took position 1000 yds on

port beam of guide

1347 O and S Divisions sea bag inspection

1527 Maneuvering on various courses and speed conducting various exercises

1528 Man overboard drill

1630 Secured from man overboard drill

1743 Diamond Shoal Lightship abeam to port 3100T distant 7 miles

1745 Steering casualty drill

1828 Maneuvering to test emergency steering

1930 Sunset turned on deck and running lights

1946 Secured from steering casualty drill

2032 Hatteras Wreck Lighted bell Buoy abeam to port, range 7 miles

2148 Radar target buoy # TB abeam to starboard, range two miles

2215 USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) assumed guide position. This vessel 2000 yds

on port beam of USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491)

6-17-52 0446 Sunrise

0625 Took position 1000 yards astern of CGC CHAMBERS

0752 Chesapeake Lightship abeam to port 1000 yards

0815 Cape Henry approach lighted whistle buoy A2 abeam to port distant one half mile

0856 #2 Red Bell Buoy abeam to starboard

0902 Cape Henry lighthouse abeam to port distant one (1) mile, steering various courses

and speeds enroute to Norfolk Virginia via Thimble Shoals channel

1002 Red buoy #12 lighted buoy abeam to port. Set the special sea detail

1009 Thimble Shoals light abeam to starboard distance one half mile

1023 Old Point Comfort light abeam 3390 distance 1 mile

1035 Black buoy #1A abeam to port, entered Hampton Roads proceeding to

C.G. Base Berkley Virginia

1116 Approaching pier three (3) Berth 6 Coast Guard Base Berkeley Virginia

1125 Entered slip

1128 First line ashore

1141 Moored Pier 3, Berth 6, C.G. Base, Berkeley, Virginia

1300 Ships clocks advanced one hour to zone +4 time

2000 All department heads, Restricted men, duty section to muster, all present

and accounted for

2017 Sunset, executed evening colors

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

6-18-52 0545 Sunrise, turned off deck and anchor lights

0615 Reveille

0730 Liberty expired for first & third sections, all hands returned on time

0745 All hands to muster

0800 Executed morning colors

0803 Set special sea detail

0825 Underway standing out of South Branch of Elizabeth River enroute for

Anchorage, Hampton Roads, Va

0834 Secured Special Sea Detail

0848 Black lighted buoy #23 abeam to starboard

0902 Craney Island lighted Bell Buoy abeam to port

0921 Red lighted buoy #6 abeam to port

0939 Newport News Middle Ground light house abeam to starboard, range 700 yds

0941 Anchored in Fox Anchorage, Newport News Middle Ground in five fathoms of water

with soft bottom, twenty fathoms of chain at the waters edge on the port anchor

on the following true bearings: 0380T Newport News Middle Ground light house,

3450T Newport News point radio tower, and 2410T Pig Point Lighted Beacon

0953 CG 83493 along side commenced loading ammunition. Received the

following ammunition from NAD, St Juliens Creek, VA.: Sixteen (16) SDCP

Impulse Charges, NO 1; twenty-four (24) 3/50 A.A. 5825 C.R.-100-1-52,

CTG Case Mk 9-0, primer Mk 14-0, projectile Mk 27-3, TNT Booster Charge,

nose fuze MK 51-4, Aux. Det Mk 54-0; One-Hundred twenty-eight (128) 40mm

AP-T N9253, 110351; three-hundred sixty (360) 20mm HE-T N7682, 251611

1005 CG 83493 departed

1300 Quarters followed by general quarters drill

1321 Secured form general quarters drill

1527 Held fire drill

1533 Secured from fire drill

1618 CG 83493 moored starboard side to our port quarter

1620 CG 83493 departed this unit

1620 CGC CHAMBERS moored portside to our starboard side

1640 Smoking lamp is out throughout the ship

1700 Commenced transferring ammunition from LANSING to CHAMBERS.

The following ammunition transferred to CGC CHAMBERS for her structured firing

test: Eight (8) SDCP Impulse Charges, No 1; twelve (12) rounds 350 AA (N5825),

sixty four (64) rounds 40mm APT (N9253) and one hundred eighty (180) rounds

20mm HET (N7682)

1710 Secured from transferring ammunition

1744 Commenced transferring ammunition from CHAMBERS to LANSING.

The following ammunition components received from Naval Mine Depot, Yorktown, Va

via CGC CHAMBERS: Eighteen (18) Detonators, percussion MK 1-1;

Thirteen (13) Case, TNT, Depth Charge, MK 6-0; Thirteen (13) Booster,

TNT, Depth Charge, MK 6-2; Thirteen (13) Extenders depth charge MK 6-0;

Thirteen (130 Pistol, depth charge, MK 6-2; Eight (8) arbors, depth charge MK 7-3

1816 Secured from transferring ammunition

1833 CGC CHAMBERS departed this unit

1851 Smoking lamp on all deck except for fantail

1852 Set the special sea detail

1854 Commenced heaving around to short stay

1858 Anchor at short stay

1903 Anchors away (Ed. - spelling as per log). Underway one engine on both

shafts standing out Fox Anchorage Hampton Roads, Va for designated firing area

1902 Newport News Middle Ground Light House abeam to port distance 700 yards

1912 Secured special sea detail except for anchor detail and after steering engine room detail

1935 Entered Norfolk Ship Channel. Buoy #3 close aboard on stbd beam

2000 Held evening reports mustered department heads

2008 Thimble Shoals light abeam to port distant 300 yards

2026 Sunset. Turned on running lights

2102 Cape Henry light abeam to starboard distance one (1) mile

2107 Entered International waters

2205 Chesapeake lightship abeam to port distance one (1) mile

6-19-52 0000 Underway, North Atlantic Ocean enroute 500 fathom curve off Norfolk, Va.

Watch uneventful

0602 Held general quarters drill

0614 Secured from general quarters drill

0805 General quarters for structured firing tests

0815 Maneuvering conducting structured firing tests in accordance with Operations

Memorandum #49-51, and CincLantFlt Instructions 09111-1 (confi).

Expended twelve (12) rounds 3/50 A.A. (N-5825); Sixty four (64) rounds 40mm

AP-T (N-9253); One hundred eighty (180) rounds of 20mm HET (N7682);

and thirteen (13) assembled depth charges case TNT MK-6-0; and

eight (8) arbors; MK 7-3; and eight (8) SDCP impulse charges No. 1

0959 Completed structured firing tests. All bores clear, no casualties,

no major structural damage

1001 Set course for destination CG Moorings Berkeley, Norfolk, VA

1015 Secured from general quarters

1034 All engines stopped

1255 All hands to quarters

1300 Held quarters all present and accounted for

1428 Chesapeake lightship abeam to starboard distant four miles

1443 Red lighted buoy abeam to starboard, distant one half mile

1513 Passed red lighted buoy #2A abeam to starboard close aboard

1527 Thimble Shoals channel red lighted buoy #2 abeam to port, distance 150 Yards

1543 Thimble Shoals channel red buoy #6 to port, proceeding up Thimble Shoals

channel to Norfolk, Virginia

1609 Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, range 900 yds

1613 Entered Hampton Roads

1623 Old Point Comfort light abeam to starboard, range 2000 yds

1656 Craney Island Light abeam to starboard, close aboard

1730 All hands to mooring stations, set special sea detail

1736 Moored Berth 6, Pier 3, C.G. Moorings, Berkeley, Virginia

1745 Secured from mooring stations and Special Sea Detail

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered department heads

2027 Executed Evening Colors

2110 USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) moored starboard side to Berth #5, Pier 3,

C.G. Moorings, Berkeley, Va

2200 Taps, all secure

6-20-52 0547 Sunrise

0630 Reveille, carried out morning routine

0800 Executed morning colors

1006 CGC CONIFER (WAGL-301) moored to starboard side to remove vehicle #T-9293

1032 Vehicle #T9293 placed on dock

1035 CGC CONIFER (WAGL-301) un-moored

1305 Commenced preparations for getting underway. Vehicle #T9293 invoiced to

U.S. Coast Guard Garage, Berkley Moorings, Virginia

1334 Underway, standing up South branch of Elizabeth River, enroute

C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Maryland

1410 Craney Pt. Lt. Abeam to port, close aboard

1454 Thimble Shoal Lt. Abeam to port, close aboard

1455 Secured special sea detail, set sea watch

1516 Thimble Shoals Channel Lighted Bell Buoy #5 bearing 2700T, close aboard

1539 Tail of Horseshoe Shoal Lighted buoy #1 abeam to starboard close aboard

1716 Passed Wolf Trap Light abeam to port 2500 yards

1955 Passed Smith Point Lighthouse 2000 yds abeam to port

1932 Fire Drill

1942 Secure from fire drill

1948 Solomon Island light abeam to starboard distant five miles

2026 Proceeding to anchorage at Point-No-Point

2029 Sunset, turned on running lights

2045 Let go port anchor

2048 Anchored in six fathoms of water to 20 fathoms of chain at waters edge on port anchor

at Point-No-Point, Chesapeake Bay, on the following bearings.

Point Lookout Light 1970T, St Jeromes Creek forward range light bearing 3120T,

Point-No-Point light bearing 0150T

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

6-21-52 0600 Commenced preparation for getting underway

0635 Underway standing out of anchorage area, enroute Curtis Bay, MD

0743 Cedar Island Lt. Abeam to port dist. 2.0 mi.

0802 Cove Point Light abeam to port distant 2 miles

0845 Passed Red lighted Buoy 18A close aboard to port

0936 Passed buoy 20A one mile abeam to port

0959 Bloody Point Light abeam to starboard distant one mile

1009 Passed Thomas Point Shoal Light 3000 yds abeam to port

1040 Passed under new Matapeake Bridge

1047 Sandy Point Light abeam to port 1000 yards

1100 Held ships inspection

1125 Secured from ships inspection

1149 Entered Craighill Channel, Red buoy 2C abeam to starboard.

Black buoy 1C abeam to port

1155 Passed Baltimore Light House abeam to port distant 1000 yards

1234 Seven Foot Light House abeam to starboard 400 yards distance

1342 Entered Fort McHenry Channel

1325 Ft Carral Light abeam to starboard distance 300 yards

1333 Entered Curtis Bay channel

1349 Set the special sea detail

1351 Entered Curtis Creek

1410 CG Tug 85009 alongside to starboard

1415 Moored Berth 5, C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Baltimore, MD

1451 C.G. Tug 85009 cast off

1430 Secured special sea detail

1945 Held evening reports

2036 Held evening colors

6-22-52 0800 Held morning colors

1000 Liberty party returned

1000 Regular liberty granted to the first section to expire at 0745, 23 June 1952

2000 Held evening reports

2037 Held evening colors

6-23-52 0815 CGB-50 (Coast Guard Barge, over 100 feet) alongside to starboard for

removal of diesel fuel oil

0900 Shifted to shore power

2000 Held evening reports, mustered department heads and seamen of the watch.

No unauthorized absentees

2036 Executed evening colors

2330 CGB-50 (Coast Guard Barge, over 100 feet) secured from receiving diesel fuel oil.

A total of 48,174 gals transferred this date

6-24-52 0000 Receiving fresh water and electricity and telephone services from shore facilities

0615 Reveille, commenced carrying usual morning routine

0755 First call to colors, mustered all hands

0800 Executed morning colors

0950 Commenced turning over main engines for dock trials

1116 Secured from dock trials

1130 Chronometers wound

1450 Tested ships general and chemical alarms

2000 Held evening reports

2037 Sunset, executed evening colors, turned on deck, truck, and anchor lights

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

6-25-52 0800 Executed morning colors

1515 Damage by fire of clothing owned by DOOR, W. T. SA, reported. Cause of

fire determined to be stray sparks from acetylene cutting torches being used in berthing

space. Damaged articles, 1 raincoat, 1 seabag.

1815 Held fire drill

1832 Secured from fire drill

1945 Held evening reports

6-26-52 0800 Observed morning colors

0830 All small arms checked and accounted for

0915 Fire in Compartment 13-103-E (Muffler space). Origin of fire determined to be from

sparks from acetylene torch being used by yard workman falling on cardboard cartons

stored in B103-E

0918 Secured Fire parties, Fire extinguished, no casualties, no apparent damage done to ship.

One and One half bottles of CO2 used

1822 Held Fire drill

1828 Secured from fire drill

1955 Duty section and restricted men to muster, all present and accounted for

2039 Sunset, executed evening colors

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

2250 Oil barge alongside, smoking lamp out throughout ship

6-27-52 0000 Coast Guard Barge #50 moored to starboard side

0615 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for first and second section, all hands returned on time

0800 Executed morning colors, all hands to muster, all present and accounted for

0900 Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition.

CPCLK W.T. HATCH USCG departed with guard for

Reserve Bank, Curtis Bay, Maryland

0925 CPCLK W.T. HATCH (25163) USCG returned aboard with guard from

Reserve Bank, Curtis Bay, Maryland

1630 Granted liberty to the 2nd and 3rd sections to expire on board for the 2nd

section prior 0900 28 June 1952; for the 3rd section at 0900 29 June 1952

1920 Held fire drill. CGB #50 departed after receiving 21,000 gals of diesel oil

from this vessel

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered all Department Heads and seamen of the watch.

No unauthorized absentees

2039 Executed Evening Colors

2200 Lights out taps

6-28-52 0605 Sunrise

0700 Reveille

0800 Executed morning Colors

1945 Held evening reports. All departments secure. No unauthorized absences

2040 Held evening Colors

2200 Lights out. All quiet about the deck

6-29-52 0910 All small arms checked and accounted for

1847 Violent windstorm, with rain squalls, winds force #6 (22 - 27 nautical mph

or 25-31 statute mph), with gusts to force #9 (41 - 47 nautical mph or 47-54 statute mph)

1849 Forward breast line parted. Piped all hands to take in slack on all line and

replace parted line

1900 Secured all hands, having taken in slack, replaced parted line, and doubled up

as necessary. Wind dropped to force #5 (17 - 21 nautical mph or 9-24 statute mph)

with light steady rain

6-30-52 0600 Sunrise

0615 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for all sections. All hands returned on time

0800 Morning colors. Muster. All hands present or accounted for. Turn to

0900 CGB-50 alongside to starboard

0820 Held fire drill

1832 Secured from fire drill

1940 Held evening reports

2051 Executed evening colors

7-1-52 0720 Received commissary supplies from Wodemans Bakery

0800 Quarters for muster, observed morning Colors

0948 CG Oil Barge #50 departed; smoking lamp lit

1905 Fire drill for duty section

1920 Secured from fire drill

2005 Held evening reports, all department heads and security watch to muster, all present and

accounted for

2036 Sunset, executed evening colors., turned on deck and anchor lights

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

7-2-52 0556 Sunrise

0615 Reveille

1935 Held fire drill

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept Heads and Seamen of the Watch,

no unauthorized absentees

2036 Executed Evening Colors

2200 Taps, lights out all secure

7-3-52 0615 Held reveille, Commenced carrying out usual morning routine

0800 Executed morning Colors

0830 Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

1945 Held evening reports. All department heads and seamen of the watch to

muster. All departments secure. Duty section all present and accounted for

2037 Executed evening colors

2200 Lights out. All quiet about the decks. Inspected ship throughout. All secure

7-4-52 0544 Sunrise

0700 Reveille

0800 Executed morning colors

1945 Held evening reports

2034 Executed evening colors

7-5-52 0800 Executed morning colors

2000 Held evening reports. All department heads and security watch mustered

2039 Sunset. Executed evening colors, turned on deck truck and anchor lights

2200 Lights out silence about decks

7-6-52 0000 Moored port side to Berth #5, Coast Guard Yard Curtis Bay, Maryland

0545 Sunrise, turned off deck, truck and anchor lights

0700 Reveille

0800 Executed morning colors

0900 Liberty party returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to third section to expire prior 0730 7 June, 1952

2000 All department heads and anchor security watch to muster, all present and accounted for

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

7-7-52 0547 Sunrise, turned off deck truck and anchor lights

0800 All hands to quarters, executed morning colors

0900 Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

1836 Held fire drill

1945 Held Evening Reports, mustered all department, restricted men, and seamen of the watch,

no unauthorized absentees

2036 Executed Evening Colors

2200 Taps

7-8-52 0545 HATCH, W. T. reported aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform after

being absent over leave for a period of twenty-two (22) hours and fifteen (15) minutes

1255 First call to quarters

1300 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for

1945 Held evening reports. Mustered all department heads and restricted men.

All present or accounted for. All departments secure

2036 Held evening colors

2200 Lights out. All quiet about the decks. Inspected ship throughout. All secure

7-9-52 0000 Moored port side to berth #5, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Md.,

receiving fresh water, electrical power and telephone services from dock facilities

0547 Sunrise

0755 Mustered all hands for colors

0800 Executed morning colors

0805 Commenced moving crew from CGC LANSING to Barracks Building #33, Yard, Baltimore, Md

0930 Completed moving crew to Barracks #33

1315 Commanding Officer held mast proceedings in case of the following: HATCH, W. T.,

AWOL twenty-two (22) hours and fifteen (15) minutes, two (2) week restriction

2036 Executed evening colors

7-10-52 0730 Quarters for muster

0800 Executed morning colors

0830 All small arms accounted for

1235 All hands to quarters, all present and accounted for

1945 Held evening reports, mustered cold iron and fire watches, all present and accounted for

2036 Sunset, executed evening colors

7-11-52 0530 William F ADAMS, LCDR USCG departed US Naval Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Fla

For temporary additional duty

0730 All hands to quarters for muster, all present and accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors

2000 Held evening reports, mustered duty section, restricted men and cold iron watch, all present

2035 Sunset, executed evening colors, turned on mooring lights

7-12-52 0605 Sunrise, turned off mooring lights

0800 Made morning colors

0900 Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

2000 Held evening reports, mustered duty section and watch standers and restricted men,

no unauthorized absentees

2034 Executed evening colors

2200 Taps

7-13-52 0800 Executed morning colors

0900 Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

0930 Liberty expired for the 2nd section, all returned on time

1000 Liberty was granted to the 1st section to expire on board prior 0730, 14 July, 1952

2000 Held evening reports, mustered duty section and watch standers, no unauthorized absentees

2033 Executed evening reports (should be colors)

7-14-52 0000 Moored portside to Berth #5, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland,

receiving fresh water, electricity and telephone services from shore facilities

0740 Mustered all hands, no unauthorized absentees

0800 Executed morning colors

1205 Singled up mooring lines

1230 Tug CG 85009 alongside

1240 Disconnected telephone, water and power connections preparatory to moving ship to drydock

1248 Unmoored and underway with no power with CG85009 on starboard quarter proceeding

from Berth #5 to drydock for repairs and other work in connection with conversion of ship

1305 Entered drydock

1315 Commenced pumping out drydock

1340 Receiving telephone, fresh water and electrical power form drydock facilities

1400 Completed pumping out dry dock

1600 All civilian yard workmen secured

1600 Liberty granted to 1st and 2nd sections to expire prior 0730, 15 July, 1952 at

Barracks Bldg #33, CG Yard, Curtis Bay, Md

1830 Mustered duty section and restricted men. All present or accounted for

2031 Sunset. Executed evening colors

2200 Lights out. All quiet about the decks

2345 Made inspection of ship throughout. All secure

7-15-52 0000 In Drydock, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Md, receiving fresh water,

telephone service and electrical power from drydock facilities

0549 Sunrise

0740 Approximately thirty-five (35) civilian yard workers aboard performing various jobs

in connection with conversion of ship

0745 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for

0755 First call to colors

0800 Executed morning colors

1530 Civilian yard workers departed

2032 Executed evening colors

7-16-52 0730 Civilian yard workers aboard

0745 Quarters for muster. All hands present and accounted for

0800 Observed morning colors

0900 CPCLK HATCH departed with guard for bank, Curtis Bay, Maryland

0945 CPCLK HATCH and guard returned from bank

1245 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

1545 All yard workers ashore

2000 Evening reports, mustered duty section and restricted men, all present

2031 Sunset. Executed colors, turned on mooring lights

7-17-52 0745 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Approximately thirty (30)

yard workmen aboard

0800 Made colors

1245 Held quarters for muter, all present or accounted for

1530 Yard workers departed

1610 Liberty granted to the first and second sections to expire at 0730 19 July 1952

2000 Mustered duty sections and restricted men. All present or accounted for

2032 Sunset. Executed evening colors

2200 Lights out. All quiet about the decks

7-18-52 0735 Approximately twenty (20) yard workers aboard

0745 Muster for quarters, all present or accounted for

0800 Observed morning colors

0900 Dry-docked as before

1300 All hands to quarters. USCGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482) moored portside to Berth #8

1530 All yard workmen ashore

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered duty section and watch standers; no unauthorized absentees

2030 Executed Evening Colors

7-19-52 0554 Sunrise

0800 Executed morning colors

2000 Evening Reports. Mustered duty section and restricted men, all present

2029 Sunset, executed evening colors, turned on mooring lights

7-20-52 0555 Sunrise, secured mooring lights

0800 Made colors

0930 Liberty party returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to the second section to expire on board prior to 0730, 21 July 1952

2000 Evening reports, mustered all duty section and restricted men, all present

2030 Sunset, executed colors, turned on mooring lights

7-21-52 0556 Sunrise, turned off mooring lights

0730 Regular liberty party returned on time

0745 Held quarters for muster. All present or accounted for. Approximately thirty (30) yard

workmen aboard

0800 Made colors

1245 Held quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for

1540 Yard civilian workmen secured

1635 Approximately nine (9) civilian yard workmen in drydock performing various welding

operations on ships bottom

1830 Evening reports. All duty section, watch standers and restricted men present or accounted for

2029 Evening colors. Turned on anchor and aircraft warning lights

2200 Lights out, all quiet about the decks

2320 Civilian yard workers secured from working on ships bottom

2340 Made inspection of ship throughout. All secure

7-22-52 0555 Sunrise

0740 Approximately thirty (30) yard civilian workers aboard performing various jobs

in connection with conversion of ship

0745 All hands to muster. All present or accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors

0930 All small arms checked and accounted for

1245 All hands to quarters for muster, all present and accounted for

1540 Yard workmen secured

1630 Yard workmen aboard

1830 Held evening reports, all present and accounted for

2028 Executed evening colors, turned on deck truck and anchor lights

2315 Yard workmen secured, made inspection of ship throughout, all secured

7-23-52 0558 Sunrise

0745 All hands to quarters for muster, Liberty expired for first & third sections.

All present and accounted for

0745 Yard workmen aboard

0800 Executed morning Colors

1245 All hands to quarters for muster. All present or accounted for

1945 Held evening reports. All present or accounted for

2027 Held evening colors. Turned on anchor and aircraft warning lights

2325 Yard workers secured. All secure about the ship

7-24-52 0559 Sunrise

0735 Approximately (35) thirty-five yard workers aboard

0745 Muster for quarters, all present or accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors

1245 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for

1525 Civilian yard workers secured

1630 Approximately nine (9) civilian yard workers aboard and in drydock,

performing various welding jobs in connection with conversion of ship

1830 Evening muster. All watch standers and duty section present or accounted for

2026 Executed evening colors

2330 Civilian yard workers secured

2345 Made inspection of ship throughout. All secure

7-25-52 0600 Sunrise. Turned off anchor and aircraft warning lights

0740 Approximately thirty-five (35) civilian yard workers aboard, performing

various jobs in connection with conversion of ship

0745 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for

0800 Morning colors

1100 Various professional books and papers and several items of clothing belong to the

C.O. were damaged by water due to temporary stowage in the Captains shower

1245 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

1600 All yard workmen ashore

1630 Six yard workmen aboard for night shift

2000 Evening reports, mustered duty section, all present or accounted for

2025 Sunset, executed colors, turned on mooring lights

2345 All yard workmen ashore

7-26-52 0600 Sunrise, turned off mooring lights

0800 Made colors

1830 Held duty section (3) to muster. All present or accounted for

2024 Executed evening colors. Turned on anchor and aircraft warning lights

2350 Made inspection of ship. All secure

7-27-52 0602 Sunrise. Anchor and aircraft warning lights turned off

0800 Executed morning colors

1945 Held evening reports. All present or accounted for

2023 Held evening colors turned on anchor and aircraft warning lights

2310 Made inspection of ship, all secure

7-28-52 0603 Sunrise, turned off anchor and aircraft warning lights

0745 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors. Approximately forty (40) yard workers aboard

1245 All hands to quarters for muster, all present and accounted for

1600 Yard workmen ashore

1700 Yard workmen aboard

2025 Executed evening colors

2330 Yard workmen secured

7-29-52 0603 Sunrise, turned off deck, truck and anchor lights

0740 All hands to muster, all present and accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors, yard workmen aboard

1245 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

1250 Secured sanitary system

1545 All yard workmen ashore

2000 Evening reports, mustered duty sections and restricted men, all present

2022 Sunset, executed colors, turned on mooring lights

7-30-52 0604 Sunrise, turned off mooring lights

0730 Liberty party returned on time

0745 Held quarters for muster. All present or accounted for

0750 Making preparations to undock

0800 Made colors

0810 Telephone disconnected, flood gates opened

0827 Flood gates closed due to leak around fathometer packing, compartment A-408-A

0948 Flood gates reopened, fathometer packing having been repaired

0958 Waterborne

1002 In tow of C.G. Mule

1013 Cleared Dry-Dock #1 in tow of CG mule and CG Tug 85009

1023 Moored portside to Pier #2, Berth #6, C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland

1245 Held quarters, all present or accounted for

1600 Yard workers departed

1610 Liberty granted to the second and third sections to expire at 0730, 31 July 1952

at Barracks Bldg #33, CG Yard, Curtis Bay, Md.

1630 Six (6) yard workers aboard to perform welding jobs in connection with

ships conversion. Telephone installed. Now receiving fresh water,

electrical power and telephone service from shore facilities. Duty

section (1) held to muster. All present or accounted for

2021 Executed evening colors. Anchor and aircraft warning lights turned on

2330 Yard workers secured. Inspected ship throughout. All secure

7-31-52 0605 Sunrise. Turned off aircraft warning and mooring lights

0735 Approximately twenty-five (25) yard workers aboard

0745 All hands to muster. All present or accounted for

0800 Executed morning colors

1120 Checked and accounted for all small arms

1245 Held quarters for all hands, no unauthorized absentees

1530 All yard workmen ashore except for four (4) men

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered duty section, seamen of the watch, and restricted men.

No unauthorized absentees

2030 Executed Evening Colors

2315 All yard personnel ashore

8-1-52 0735 Approximately forty (40) yard workmen reported aboard

0930 Checked and accounted for all small arms

1550 Yard workers secured

1610 Small barge alongside, commenced pumping bilges

8-2-52 2018 Sunset. Executed evening colors. Turned on anchor and aircraft warning lights

8-3-52 0608 Sunrise. Turned off anchor and aircraft warning lights

8-4-52 0730 Mr WELLER, civilian engineer from Westinghouse Corp, aboard working in B-4 engine room

0800 Executed morning colors. Full dressed ship in observance of Coast Guard Day

1110 Mr WELLER of Westinghouse, secured and ashore

8-5-52 1225 Held base fire drill; mustered fire and rescue parties; all present or accounted for

1235 Secured from fire drill

8-6-52 0740 Approximately fifty (50) yard workers aboard

1100 Received engineering supplies from NSC, Norfolk, Va

8-7-52 0800 Executed morning Colors. Approximately forty (40) yard workmen aboard

8-8-52 1600 All yard workmen ashore

1610 Liberty granted to the second section to expire on board prior to 0930, 9 August 1952

8-9-52 0000 Moored port side to Berth #6, Pier #2, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland,

receiving fresh water, electricity and telephone service from shore facilities

8-10-52 1000 Liberty was granted to the 2nd section to expire on board at 0730, 11 August, 1952

8-11-52 0800 Executed Morning Colors. Approximately forty (40) yard workmen aboard

8-12-52 0735 Approximately thirty (30) yard workers aboard

1600 Yard workers secured

1610 Liberty granted to the first (1) and third (3) sections to expire prior to 0730 13 August 1952

8-13-52 0735 Approximately thirty five (35) yard workers aboard

1300 Held Captains Mat in the case of BROACHING, T.O., awarded one weeks deprivation of liberty

1550 All civilian yard workers ashore

8-14-52 0730 Approximately forty (40) yard workmen aboard performing various jobs in connection with

conversion of ship

1530 All yard workmen ashore except for four (4) men

2339 All yard workmen ashore

8-15-52 0730 Liberty expired for the 2nd and 3rd sections, all returned on time. Approximately forty (40)

yard workmen aboard

1300 Held Captains Mast in the case of HATCH, W. T. for violation Article eighty-six (86)

Absent Without Leave for a period of seven (7) hours and thirty (30) minutes. Subject man excused

1530 All yard workers ashore

1610 Three (3) yard workers aboard

1800 Five (5) burners and welders aboard

2200 Yard workers ashore

8-16-52 0930 Liberty party returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to the second section to expire on board prior to 0730, 18 August 1952

8-17-52 1959 Sunset, executed colors

8-18-52 0740 Approximately 40 yard workmen aboard

0803 HATCH, W. T. reported aboard sober and in clean uniform after having been absent without leave

for a period of 4 days, 20 hours, and 3 minutes

1630 Commenced pumping bilges

2325 Civilian yard workers secured

8-19-52 0745 Held quarters for muster. All present or accounted for. Approximately fifty (50) yard

workmen aboard

1300 Held Captains Mast on KNEE-KNOCKER, O. W., awarded twenty-eight (28) hours extra duty

1545 All civilian yard workers ashore

1630 Approximately twenty (20) civilian yard workmen aboard performing various welding and

burning operations in connection with conversion of ship

1800 KNEE-KNOCKER, O. W., completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twenty-six (26) hours

extra duty remain

2340 Civilian yard workers secured

8-20-52 0740 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard performing various jobs in connection with

conversion of ship

1502 Fire broke out on berth #6, Pier #2, caused by scrap iron severing acetylene and oxygen cord

1505 Secured, no damage done

1545 All civilian yard workers ashore

1615 Seven (7) civilian yard workers aboard

2310 Yard workers secured

8-21-52 0735 Approximately seventy five (75) yard workers aboard

1535 All yard workmen ashore

1620 Approximately six (6) yard workmen aboard

2330 All yard workmen ashore

8-22-52 0625 Sunrise

0730 Liberty expired for all hands; no unauthorized absentees

0740 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

0745 Quarters for all hands; no unauthorized absentees

1600 Duty section mustered and turned to

1610 Liberty granted to the first section to expire on board prior to 0945, 23 August 1952 and to

the second section to expire on board prior to 0945 24 August 1952

1630 Eight yard workmen aboard

2345 All yard workmen ashore

8-23-52 0745 Duty section mustered and turned to. Approximately thirty (30) yard workmen aboard

1530 Civilian yard workers secured

1600 Six (6) civilian yard workers aboard

2300 All civilian yardmen ashore

2330 Made inspection of ship throughout. All secure

8-24-52 0930 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SCUTTLE, D. F.

1845 Liberty card of OVERHEAD, D. G., missing. Subject man piped at barracks but not

report to OOD

2215 JOOD conducted search of barracks for SCUTTLE, D. F., and OVERHEAD, D. G.

Subject men not found

8-25-52 0740 Approximately sixty (60) civilian yard workers aboard

0745 OVERHEAD, D. G., reported aboard for duty having been Absent Without Leave for

a period of twenty-two (22) hours and fifteen (15) minutes.

SCUTTLE, D. F. reported aboard for duty having been Absent Without Leave for a period

of thirteen (13) hours. Subject men placed on report for violation of Article 86

(Absence without leave), U.C.M.J.

1330 BOWPAINTER, S.B. not aboard. Search of ship made with negative results.

BOWPAINTER logged as being AWOL this time and date

1555 All civilian yard workers ashore

1605 Approximately fifteen (15) yard civilian workmen aboard

2340 Civilian yard workers secured

8-26-52 0745 Approximately one hundred (100) civilian yard workers aboard performing various jobs in

conversion of vessel

0810 BOWPAINTER, S.B. reported aboard for duty clean, sober and in proper uniform having

been absent without leave a period of eighteen (18) hours and forty (40) minutes

1545 Yard workers secured

1620 Yard workers aboard, resume work

2330 Yard workers secured for night

8-27-52 1605 Approximately twenty five (25) yard workmen aboard

2330 All yard workmen ashore

8-28-52 0735 Approximately sixty (60) civilian workmen aboard

1525 Yard workers secured

1630 Ten yard workers aboard

1945 Held evening reports. All present or accounted for except WAVEGUIDE, R.R.

who is AOL seven (7) hours and forty-five (45) minutes

2230 Yard workers ashore

8-29-52 0130 WAVEGUIDE, R.R., returned from twenty days leave late thirteen (13) hours

and thirty (30) minutes

0735 Approximately one-hundred (100) yard workers aboard

1600 Civilian yard workers ashore

8-30-52 0745 Duty section mustered and turned to. All present or accounted for. Approximately

thirty (30) civilian yard workers aboard

2000 Yard workers secured for night

8-31-52 0000 Moored portside to pier #2 berth #6 at Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland

2000 Yard workers secured for night

8-31-52 0000 Moored portside to pier #2 berth #6 at Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland

9-1-52 0635 Sunrise

0800 Executed morning colors

1940 Sunset. Held evening colors

2200 Inspected ship, all secure

9-2-52 1610 Liberty granted to the 1st & 3rd sections to expire prior to 0730, 3 Sept., 1952

1630 Seven (7) civilian yard workers aboard

2330 Civilian yard workers secured

9-3-52 0735 Approximately one hundred twenty five (125) civilian yard workers aboard

1545 Civilian workers ashore

1610 Ten (10) civilian yard workers aboard

2330 Civilian yard workers ashore

9-4-52 0430 DRYSTORES, C.B., reported aboard in uniform in clean and sober condition after being

AWOL for a period of one (1) day and twenty one (21) hours

0735 Approximately one hundred twenty five (125) civilian yard workers aboard

1630 Approximately fifteen (15) yard workers aboard

2330 Yard workers secured. Made inspection about the decks, all secure

9-5-52 0735 Approximately one hundred twenty five (125) yard workers aboard

1330 Commanding Officers mast held in case of DRYSTORES, C.B., for being

AWOL 0730 9/2/52 to 0430 9/4/52, awarded fourteen (14) days restriction

1600 Yard workers secured

1615 Yard workers aboard

9-6-52 0000 Moored portside to pier #2 Berth #6 at Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay Md.

Receiving fresh water, power, and phone service from shore

0945 Duty section to muster. All present or accounted for except for SCUTTLE, D.F.

who is AWOL for a period of thirteen hours (13) and forty-five (45) minutes

1630 Approximately eight (8) yard workers aboard

2335 Yard workers ashore. Inspected ship, all secure

9-7-52 0640 Sunrise

0800 Executed morning colors

0900 LT HATCH USCGR departed for TAD in CIC team at US Navy Training Center,

Navy Building 495, Boston, Mass. For a period of two (2) weeks

1525 ENS BROWN USCG departed for U.S. Naval Fleet Training Center, U.S. Naval Base,

Norfolk, VA for assignment to temporary additional duty

1925 ENS DOOR U.S.C.G. reported aboard from temporary additional duty

U.S. Fleet Sonar School, Key West, Florida

1928 Sunset, executed evening colors

2200 Inspected ship, all secure

9-8-52 0740 Approximately 115 yard workers aboard

0800 SCUTTLE, D. F., returned aboard having been AWOL for a period of two (2) days and

twelve (12) hours

1540 Civilian yard workers ashore

1615 Approximately fifteen (15) civilian yard workers aboard

2240 SCUTTLE, D. F., place on report for violation of article (1 UCMJ,

Failure to obey a petty officer; and violation of Article 92, UCMJ, Dereliction in the performance

of his duty; and Article 121 UCMJ, Wrongful Appropriation by false statements

2340 Civilian yard workers secured

9-9-52 0730 Approximately one hundred and twenty-five (125) civilian yard workers aboard

2335 Yard workers secured

9-10-52 0730 Approximately sixty (60) civilian yard workers aboard

1418 Smoking lamp out in vicinity of galley

2325 Yard workers secured for the day

9-11-52 0735 Approximately seventy five (75) yard workers aboard

1530 Civilian yard workers secured

1605 LTJG HATCH USCG accepted appointment as LTJG for temporary service effective 8 August 1952

9-12-52 0740 Approximately one hundred and fifty (150) civilian yard workers aboard

0800 LT DOOR USCGR accepted appointment to Lieutenant. LT PUMP USCG accepted

appointment as Lieutenant for temporary service

2325 Yard workers ashore

9-13-52 0735 Twenty (20) yard workers aboard

0800 Morning colors. Duty section to muster, all present or accounted for

1600 Yard workers secured

9-14-52 1500 Received aboard approximately 750 gals. fog generating oil

9-15-52 0745 Quarters for muster. All present and accounted for except BULKHEAD, A.S. and

BUCKLER, B.F.

0830 BULKHEAD, A.S. returned aboard having been AWOL one (1) hour

0845 Mattress fire in C.P.O. Quarters from sparks from welding torch extinguished by fire watch

with use of CO2

0900 BUCKLER, B.F. reported aboard having been AWOL one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes

9-16-52 0000 Moored portside to pier #2, Berth #6, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay Maryland. Receiving

fresh water, electrical power, and phone service from shore

0730 Liberty expired for first and second section

0745 All hands to muster. All present and accounted for

0800 Executed morning Colors

1600 All yard workmen ashore except for ten (10)

1615 Liberty was granted to the second (2nd) and third (3rd) sections to expire on board

prior 0730, 17 September 1952

1620 Received commissary stores for general mess

1916 Executed evening Colors

1945 Held Evening Reports, mustered watch standers and duty sections; no unauthorized absentees

2100 LADDER, S.T., reported aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform from ten (10) days

leave after being Absent Without Leave for a period of nine (9) hours. Subject man placed

on report for violation of Art. 86 UCMJ this date

2330 Yard workmen secured

9-17-52 0800 Executed Morning Colors. Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

0900 A Commanding Officers Mast was held in the case of LADDER, S.T. Excused

1430 A Commanding Officers Mast was held in the case of SCUTTLE, D. F. Findings:

Guilty. Awarded: Restricted to the limits of the CG Yard, Curtis Bay, Md., for a period

of two (2) weeks, this restriction to terminate on 28 Sept. 1952

1550 All civilian yard workers ashore

1620 Approximately ten (10) civilian yard workers aboard

2330 All civilian yard workers secured

9-18-52 0735 Approximately one hundred (100) yard workers aboard

2330 Yard workers secured

9-19-52 0735 Approximately fifty (50) yard workers aboard

1545 Civilian yard workers secured

1630 Approximately five (5) yard workmen aboard

1908 Executed Evening Colors

2230 Civilian yard workmen secured

2300 Made inspection of ship. All secure

9-20-52 0745 Approximately fifteen (15) civilian yard workers aboard

0800 Executed morning colors

1530 Yard workmen secured

1907 Executed Evening Colors

2200 Taps, all secure about the decks

9-21-52 0900 Liberty expired for all men departing for school this date. No unauthorized absentees.

Mustered all men going to school

0930 Liberty expired for the 3rd section; all returned on time

1000 Liberty was granted to the 2nd section to expire on board prior 0730 22 September 1952

1030 ENS DOOR Jr USCG departed on temporary additional duty to Commanding Officer,

Fleet Air Defense Training Center, Dam Neck, Va. for purposes of observing ships

personnel in course of instruction #174A. Twelve (12) men departed for temporary additional duty

at the Fleet Air Defense Training Center for course of instruction #185A (40MM Quad).

Three (3) men departed for temporary additional duty to Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Defense

Training Center, Dam Neck, Va. for course of instruction #182A, (20MM Twin) 2 days duration

and thence report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, Va. for assignment to

course of instruction #134 (MK 14 Sight). One (1) man departed for temporary additional duty

to Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Defense Training Center, Dam neck, Va., for course

of instruction #174A, 2 days duration; and thence report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training

Center, Norfolk, Va, for course of instruction #134 (MK 14 Sight). One (1) man departed for

temporary additional duty to report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Defense Training Center,

Dam Neck, Va for course of instruction #174A (Mk 51). Nine (9) men departed for temporary

additional duty to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, Va. for course of

instruction #401 (Damage Control). Five (5) men departed for temporary additional duty to

Commanding Officer, Fleet Training center, Norfolk, Va in connection with the following courses

of instruction: #305 (CIC Basic), #326 (CIC Advanced), #520 (ASW Basic). Three (3) men

departed for temporary additional duty to report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training Center,

Norfolk, Va for course of instruction #401 (Damage Control), 5 days duration; and thence

report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Air Defense Training center, Dam Neck, Va for course of

instruction #180A (3/50)

1500 LT HATCH, USCGR reported aboard from temporary duty, C.I.C. team,

U.S. Naval Training Center, Bldg 495, Boston, Mass

9-22-52 0735 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

1115 Received aboard commissary supplies fro Maryland Biscuit Co

1610 CGB 50 moored to starboard side

1623 Commenced fueling

1905 Executed evening Colors

2005 CGB #50 cast off. Received 56.630 gal. diesel fuel oil

2030 Yard workers secured

9-23-52 0730 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

1550 Civilian yard workers secured

1600 Duty section to muster, All present

1902 Executed evening colors

1940 Muster. All duty section present

9-24-52 0440 Sixteen (16) men reported aboard from two (2) days TAD at Fleet Air Defense Training Center,

Dam Neck, Va

0655 Sunrise

0730 Liberty expired for the 1st and 3rd sections. All men returned on time

0740 Quarters for muster. All men present or accounted for

0740 Approximately seventy-five (75) civilian yard workers aboard

0800 Executed morning Colors

1230 ENS DOOR Jr USCG returned aboard from temporary additional duty,

Fleet Air Defense Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

1240 Mustered all hands for quarters; no unauthorized absentees

1600 All yard workmen ashore except four (4)

1901 Executed evening Colors

1940 Mustered duty section and watch standers. No unauthorized absentees

2200 All yard workmen ashore

9-25-52 0500 Two (2) men returned aboard from temporary additional duty, Fleet Air defense Training center,

Dam Neck, Va

0730 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

1630 Four (4) yard workers aboard

2340 Yard workers secured

9-26-52 0000 BITTEREND, C.R. AWOL this unit seventeen (17) hours and thirty (30) minutes

0740 Forty (40) yard workers aboard

1330 LCDR ADAMS USCG departed on TAD for C.G. Training Station,

Groton, Conn

1540 Received two typewriters from N.S.C. Norfolk, Va

1550 Yard workers secured

9-27-52 0300 Eight (8) men reported aboard from five (5) days TAD at Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, Va

0800 Observed morning Colors

0945 Liberty expired for the 3rd section. All men returned on time

1530 ENSIGN PUMP reported aboard from temporary additional duty at Fleet Training Center,

San Diego, Calif

1856 Evening Colors

2330 Made inspection of ship throughout. All secure

9-28-52 0200 Moved ships clocks back one (1) hour to conform to Eastern Standard Time (Z+5)

0558 Sunrise

0945 Liberty expired for the 1st section. All men returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to the 3rd section to expire prior to 0730, 29 September, 1952

1030 LTJG Warren W WAGGETT (4487) departed for TAD at Fleet Air Defense Trng. Center,

Dam Neck, Va

1030 LTJG HATCH departed for TAD under instruction at Fleet Training Center, NOB, Norfolk, Va

1030 Thirty one (31) men departed for TAD under instruction at Fleet Training Center, NOB, Norfolk, Va

1755 Evening Colors

9-29-52 0740 Approximately one hundred (100) civilian yard workers aboard

1415 Number two (2) main engine started for dock trial

1505 Secured number two (2) main engine

1540 Yard workers secured

1600 Three (3) yard workers aboard

1752 Sunset. Executed evening Colors

1940 Duty section to muster; all present or accounted for

9-30-52 0740 Fifty yard workers aboard

1130 Tested chemical attack and general alarm, results normal

1255 Commenced dock trials

1545 Secured from dock trials

1600 All yard workmen ashore

1751 Sunset, executed Colors, turned on mooring lights

1940 Evening reports, mustered duty section, all present

2200 Inspected ship, all secure

10-1-52 0000 Moored port side to Pier #2, Berth #6, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland,

receiving fresh water, telephone service, and electrical power from shore facilities.

Liberty party ashore.

0310 Fifteen (15) men reported aboard on time from TAD under instruction at Fleet Air Defense

Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

0602 Sunrise, secured mooring lights

0730 Liberty party returned on time

0735 Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

0740 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0800 Made Colors

1145 LTJG DOOR reported aboard from TAD under instruction at Fleet Air defense Training

Center, Dam Neck, Va

1240 All hands to quarters for muster. All present or accounted for

1301 Commenced dock trials of all engines

1545 Secured from dock trials

1600 Mustered duty section. All present

1750 Executed evening Colors

1610 Liberty granted to the 2nd & 3rd sections to expire prior to 0730, 2 October, 1952

1800 CLEAT, C. I., declared unfit for duty and placed on binnacle list until 6 October, 1952

1940 Held muster for duty section. All present

2330 Make inspection of ship throughout. All secure

10-2-52 0735 Approximately seventy five (75) civilian yard workers aboard

0740 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except BITTEREND, C.R. and

BLINKER, Y.A.

1330 BLINKER, Y.A. reported aboard after being six (6) hours Absent Over Leave

1530 Yard workers secured

1630 Yard workers aboard

2330 Yard workers secured

10-3-52 0730 Yard workers aboard

1000 Crew moved aboard ship

1030 Commenced dock trials

1120 Secured dock trial

1330 Tested ships siren and whistle, test satisfactory

1515 Commenced dock trial

1530 Secured dock trial

1550 All yard workmen ashore

1700 Approximately eight (8) yard workmen aboard

2200 ENS BROWN reported aboard from temporary additional duty,

US Naval Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, Va

2315 All yard workmen ashore

10-4-52 0345 Eight (8) men reported aboard from temporary additional duty Fleet Training Center,

U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va

0735 One man reported aboard from temporary additional duty Fleet Training Center,

U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va

0930 One man reported aboard from temporary additional duty Fleet Training Center,

U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va

1000 Liberty granted to the third section to expire on board prior to 0730, 6 October 1952.

Mustered duty section, all present or accounted for, duty section turned to

1015 ENS DOOR reported aboard from temporary duty at Fleet Training Center, Norfolk, Virginia

1130 Duty section secured

10-5-52 0612 Sunrise

0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

10-6-52 0615 Sunrise, secured mooring lights. One man reported aboard from temporary additional duty

Fleet Training Center, U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va

0720 One man reported aboard from temporary additional duty Fleet Training Center,

U.S. Naval Station, Norfolk, Va

0730 Liberty party returned on time. Approximately fifty (50) yard workmen aboard

0850 Commenced dock trials

1130 LCDR ADAMS USCG reported aboard having completed TAD at U.S.C.G. Tra. Sta.,

Groton, Conn. And at Fleet Training Group, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

1240 Secured from fire drill

1303 Started dock trials

1545 Secured dock trials

1555 Yard workers secured

1940 Held evening reports

10-7-52 0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0730 Liberty party returned

0740 Quarters for muster

0835 Unmoored proceeding on various courses and speeds enroute to area south of

Chesapeake Bay Bridge for engine trials

0920 Ft Carroll abeam to port, close aboard

1035 Passed under Chesapeake Bay Bridge

1058 Thomas Point L/H abeam to starboard 700 yds

1100 On various courses and speeds undergoing engine and electronic trials

1415 Secured from sea trials. Standing up Chesapeake Bay enroute U.S. Coast Guard Yard

1427 Passed under Chesapeake Bay Bridge

1553 Fort Carroll abeam to starboard, close aboard

1600 Maneuvering standing into Curtis Creek, Curtis Bay, Maryland

1627 Moored Berth #3-B, C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, MD

1830 Approximately ten (10) yard workmen aboard

2330 All yard workmen ashore

10-8-52 0000 Moored portside to Berth #3-B, C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland

10-9-52 0725 Received 50 lbs white bread from General Baking Co., Baltimore Md

1330 Received milk, meat and eggs per invoice from U.S. Army Supply Depot, Fort Meade, Maryland

1625 Approximately ten (10) yard workers aboard

2200 Lights out, silence about the deck

2330 Yard workers secured. Inspected ship; all secure

10-10-52 0530 Received forty (40) cans of pasteurized milk from the Annapolis Dairy Products Co

0745 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except BITTEREND, C.R.

and BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

1240 Officers call, all hands to muster, all present

1805 HATCH, W.T. cut index finger of right hand on milk can. Treated by Hospitalman

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

10-11-52 0945 Quarters for Section Two; all [present or accounted for

1000 Liberty granted Section One until 0730, 13 October 1952

1945 Evening Reports Duty section to muster; all present or accounted for

10-12-52 0000 Moored port side to Berth 3-B, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md. Receiving fresh water,

telephone and electrical power from shore. Vessel in status DOG

0700 Reveille for all hands; carried out Sunday routine

0945 Liberty party returned. Mustered duty section

1000 Liberty granted to the Second Section to expire at 0730, 13 October 1952

1940 Held evening reports

10-13-52 1245 Quarters for muster; all present or accounted for. Published Ships Orders One (1)

through Seven (7)

1530 Yard workers ashore

10-14-52 1255 Officers Call

1545 Yard workmen aboard

10-15-52 0630 Reveille

0730 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Made Colors, held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Approximately 40 yard

workers aboard

0905 Received the following ammunition from the CGC DUANE (WAGC 33) (High Endurance Cutter):

Twenty four (24) 7.2 projector charges, Body Mk4A, Tail Assembly Case Mk 2 Mod 0

SPDN 3624 and twenty-four (24) fuses MK 158

1000 Secured from loading ammunition

1140 Received commissary stores for general mess from Delvale Dairies, Baltimore Md

1400 Held dock trials

1445 Secured from dock trials

1940 Mustered duty section and watch standers for Evening Reports; no unauthorized absentees

2200 Taps

10-16-52 0540 Received commissary stores for general mess from Annapolis Dairy Produce Co.,

Annapolis, Maryland

0800 BITTEREND, C.R administratively transferred to the C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Md.

Having been Absent Without Leave since 0800, 25 Sept., 1952

0830 Singled up all lines

0850 Set the Special Sea Detail

0945 All hands to mooring stations

0956 Underway standing out of Curtis Creek enroute to Norfolk, Va

1011 Cleared Stahl Point R.R. bridge

1015 Cleared Curtis Creek Bascule Bridge (a drawbridge, counterbalanced so that when one end

is lowered the other is raised)

1035 Entered Fort McHenry Channel

1042 Determined Gyro error to be 00 by azimuth of the sun

1043 Entered Brewerton Channel

1120 Undergoing backing tests on engines

1132 Entered Craighill Channel

1143 Lowered Pitlog reading 197.5

1150 Baltimore L/H abeam to starboard approx 800 yds commenced maneuvering in area north

of Chesapeake Bay Bridge

1205 Secured special sea detail, set sea watch

1300 Quarters for muster

1307 Commenced calibration of DAK-3, Radio direction finder

1330 Magazines inspected, conditions dry and normal except for port water tank leak into

C-304-M, all small arms accounted for

1500 Completed calibration of DAK-3

1519 Sandy Point Lt. Abeam to stbd, close aboard

1526 Passed under Chesapeake Bay Memorial Bridge

1536 Set special sea detail. Commenced maneuvering into anchorage

1546 Anchored in Chesapeake Bay in six fathoms of water with fifteen fathoms of chain to the

port anchor on the following bearings: Sandy Point Light 0160t, South Radio Tower 256.50t,

Greenbury Point Shoal Lt 247.50t

1555 Secured special sea detail. Engines on one (1) hr standby. #2 Boat waterborne,

exercised at boat drill. Eight yard workmen ashore in #2 boat

1635 #2 boat returned and moored alongside

1923 Veered port chain to 30 fathoms on deck

1940 Evening reports, all departments secured for the night

2015 Motor life Boat #2 departed for shore with five (5) yard workmen

2110 Motor lifeboat #2 alongside

2130 Motor life boat #2 aboard and secured

2200 Lights out silence about decks

10-17-52 0000 Anchored in Chesapeake Bay in six (6) fathoms of water with thirty (30) fathoms of chain on decks

on the port anchor on the following true bearings: Sandy Point Light 0170,

Bloody Point Light 1770, Greenbury Point Shoal Light 2480, and South Radio Tower 2570.

Port and starboard shafts on one (1) hour standby

0600 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0618 Set special sea detail

0637 Anchor aweigh, underway standing out of anchorage

0649 Secured special sea detail

0710 Thomas Point Shoal Light abeam to starboard, dist. 0.8 Mi

0745 Popular Shoal Buoy 20A abeam to port, close aboard

0855 Inspected magazines, conditions dry and normal. Checked and accounted for all small arms

0905 Cone Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 2 miles

0945 Hooper Point Light abeam to port, distance 2.4 miles

1011 Point No Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 1.1 miles

1114 Smith Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 1.0 mile

1220 Passed Windmill Point Light abeam to starboard, distance three and one half miles

1308 Wolf Trap Light abeam to starboard distance three miles

1332 Steering various courses and speeds swinging ship to compensate compass

1540 Secured from swinging ship

1606 Commenced High Speed Turn test Diameter of turning circle ascertained to be

320 yds in 3.25 minutes

1626 Middleround Lighted Buoy #1 abeam to stb, dist 300 yds

1653 Set Special Sea Detail

1655 Commenced maneuvering standing into Thimble Shoal Channel for anchorage

1732 Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads in five (5) fathoms of water, muddy bottom, with 30 fathoms

of chain on deck on the following true bearings: Cape Henry Light 1110,

Little Creek Lighted buoy #2 251.50, and Lighted Red Radio Tower 2550

1741 Secured Special Sea Detail, placed all engines on an indefinite standby

1940 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads. Executed Evening Colors

10-18-52 0000 Anchored in Naval Anchorage L-A #25, Lynnhaven Roads in 6 fathoms with muddy bottom

to 30 fathoms of chain on the port anchor on the following true bearings:

Cape Henry Light 1110, Little Creek Harbor Jetty #1 251.50, Red Tower 2550.

Port and starboard shafts on indefinite standby

0614 Sunrise, turned off anchor and truck lights

0630 Reveille

0825 Held Pay Call

0830 Made daily inspection of ships magazines, condition dry and normal. Checked and accounted

for all small arms and ammunition

1030 Commenced Commanding Officers ships inspection

1130 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

1140 All Departments report ready for getting underway

1143 Set Special Sea Detail

1156 Commenced heaving around port anchor to short stay

1159 Anchor at short stay

1200 Anchor aweigh. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing out of

Lynnhaven Roads, Naval Anchorage

1207 Secured Special Sea Detail

1225 Entered Thimble Shoal Channel

1235 Set special sea detail

1248 Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, close aboard

1306 Old Point Comfort Light abeam to stbd., close aboard

1323 Entered Norfolk Harbor

1423 Moored port side to Pier two, Berth #4, Coast Guard Moorings, Berkeley, Virginia

1431 Secured engines and special sea detail

1430 Liberty granted to the second section to expire at 1000, 19 Oct and to the third section to

expire at 0700, 20 Oct, 1952

1940 Evening reports, all departments secured for the night

10-19-52 1000 Liberty expired for Section Two. All present and accounted for except SCUTTLE, D. F.,

now considered AWOL

1040 Liberty granted Section One until 0700, 20 Oct. 1952

1318 Received dispatch from SCUTTLE, D. F., requesting four (4) days emergency leave

no leave granted pending verification by Red Cross

1945 Evening Reports Duty Section to muster, all present or accounted for

10-20-52 0000 Moored port side to Pier 2, U.S. Coast Guard Moorings, Berkeley, Virginia.

Receiving fresh water from shore. Vessel in transit to 14th C.G. District (Honolulu).

Under operational control of COMEASTAREA

0720 Set special sea detail

0742 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute Hampton Roads Anchorage Fox

0750 Town Point Light abeam

0810 Craney Island Light abeam

0830 Newport News Middle Ground L/H abeam to starboard approx 200 yds

0845 Anchored in 4 fathoms of water in a blue mud bottom with 30 fathoms chain of the

port anchor on deck. Anchor bearings true: Middle Ground L/H 0710,

Newport News tank 3440, Pig Point eastern tank 2090

0945 U.S. Navy tug YTN 411 (USS Ponkabia) alongside to starboard

1009 U.S. Navy Barge YFN 795 moored to starboard side

1020 C.G. 40401 moored to starboard side

1048 Commenced loading of ammunition

1050 CG-40401 departed. Received pyrotechnics from NAD (80), St. Julian Creek, Va.,

150 MK2 Very signals, various colors; 33 Mark 1 Navy lights, 24 MK13 Distress Signals,

20 D/C Markers, and 2 MK13 Mod 0 flare projectors, 50 MK 20, Mod 0 flares

1347 Completed loading of ammunition having received aboard 366 rounds 3/50, 8848 rounds 40mm,

5400 rounds 20mm, 1152 primers, 34,800 rounds small arms, and 54 impulse charges

1453 US Navy Barge YFN 795 departed

1505 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering enroute York River

1559 Thimble Shoal Light abeam to port, distance 250 yards

1648 Entered York River channel

1727 Sunset, turned on running lights

1802 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds, coming to anchor in York River

1802 Let go port anchor in four fathoms of water to muddy bottom. Anchored with thirty fathoms

on deck, taking bearings on the following: The Marshes light 0870T,

Gloucester Point light 2940T, Lower Yorktown light 1890T

1940 Loss of ships electrical power due to generator failure

1950 Ships power restored

2000 Liberty granted to the 1st and 2nd sections to expire at dock landing prior

0700, 21 October, 1952. Lowered Boat #2, first liberty party departed. Held Evening Reports,

mustered Dept. Heads, all secure

2047 Boat #2 returned. Carried out scheduled boat trips throughout the entire watch

10-21-52 0135 Boat #2 moored to starboard side

0650 #2 Boat away to pick up liberty party

0700 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of BOATBOOM, B.S. and BOATFALL, T.B.

0735 #2 boat returned and moored along side to starboard

0745 #2 boat hoisted aboard

0853 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering various courses and speed proceeding up York River

0912 Passed beneath York River Bridge

0928 First line ashore to U.S. Navy Mine Depot, Yorktown VA

0931 Moored port side to Pier 2, Berth 4, U.S. Navy Mine Depot, Yorktown VA

1132 Commenced loading ammunition

1215 Secured from loading ammunition. Received the following ammunition from NMD, Yorktown, Va.

in accordance with BuOrd S/O No. 413002 and BuOrd AMSO # 539686: fifty six (56)

D/C cases MK 9-4, forty-three (43) D/C Boosters MK 6-4, fifty-one (51) Detonators Mk 1-1,

thirteen (13) D/C Boosters D/C Mk 6-2, Extenders, three (3) MK 6-0 and fifty-six (56)

D/C Extenders Mk 6-2, fifty-nine (59) D/C pistols MK 6-2; Mk 6-0;

One (1) D/C case Mk 7-4 (Empty) two (20 D/C cases, Mk 6-0 (Empty); three (3) D/C Booster

Mk 6-4 (Empty; three (3) Detonators Mk 1-1 (Dummy); thirty-two (32 D/C Arbors; Mk 7-3;

One (1) Box, red Mk 2-0, Complete; One (1) (unreadable) blasting, 10 Cap;

One tester, Circuit, Galvanometer; two-hundred (200) blocks, lb TNT; and

ninety-six (96) Cap, Blasting, electro, Army (unreadable) 49-20.

1354 Underway, maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing down York River

1423 Cleared York River Gate Vessels

1425 Entered York River Channel

1455 York Spit Channel Light abeam to port

1547 (Unreadable) FL Bell Buoy abeam to starboard

1610 Thimble Shoals Light abeam to starboard, close aboard

1623 Set Special Sea detail

1636 Approaching Newport News Middle Ground Anchorage Area

1653 Anchored in five fathoms of water with a muddy bottom, with thirty fathoms of chain to the

port anchor on the following true bearings: Sewall Point Light 0880, Middle Ground Light 2590,

Grain elevator (unreadable), Old Point Comfort 0320

1700 Secured special sea detail

1800 Liberty granted to the second and third sections to expire on the dock at the small boat landing,

NOB, Norfolk, Va. at 0730, 22 October 1952

1815 Boat #2 waterborne, to make hourly runs to fleet landing

1940 Held evening reports

2240 BOATBOOM, B.S., and BOATFALL, T.B., reported aboard from CG 40404,

sober and in clean uniform having been absent without leave since 0700, 21 October 1952

10-22-52 0025 Small Boat alongside

0058 Small boat departed for fleet landing

0123 Small boat alongside to starboard, secured for night

0630 Reveille, carried out morning routine

0715 Boat #2 departed for Naval Landing

0745 Boat #2 returned alongside. Liberty expired for 2nd & 3rd sections, all returned on time

0831 Set special sea detail

0854 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speed to run degaussing range

0901 Started degaussing equipment

0905 Commenced maneuvering, running degaussing range in Norfolk Harbor Channel

1034 Completed degaussing runs, secured equipment. Proceeding enroute to Craney Island, Va

1143 Moored North Pier Dog, Fuel Supply Depot, Craney Island, VA

1230 Commenced fueling

1300 Quarters for muster, general instruction drill aft

1328 Secured from general instructions

1500 Completed fueling of ship, received 938 barrels

(barrel = 42 gallons. 938 barrels = 39,390 gallons) of diesel fuel

1553 Underway standing up the Elizabeth River enroute C.G. Mooring, Berkeley Virginia

1617 Town Point Light abeam to port, close aboard

1630 Moored port side to Pier 2, Berth 4, C.G. Moorings, Berkeley VA

1730 Received aboard commissary supplies from N.O.B. Norfolk, Va and supplies for shipment to

CGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482), RICHEY (WDE-485), VANCE (WDE-487) and

DURANT (WDE-489) from C.G. Yard, Curtis Bay, Md

1940 Held evening reports

10-23-52 0530 Received commissary supplies from Copper (unreadable) Pie Co, Norfolk, Va

0650 Received commissary supplies from Nolde Bros Co, Norfolk, Va

0800 Liberty party returned with exception of BOATOARS, P.O.

0800 Quarters for muster. All present or accounted for except SCUTTLE, D. F.

1015 Received commissary supplies from Pine Grove Dairy, Portsmouth, Va

1127 Received commissary supplies from Southern Dairys Inc

1345 Received engineering supplies from Navy Supply Center, Norfolk, Va

1600 Received supplies for laundry from the Morris & Eckels Co

1940 Held evening reports

10-24-52 0100 SCUTTLE, D. F., returned aboard after being AWOL four (4) days, fifteen (15) hours and no minutes

0730 Liberty party returned on time.

0800 Quarters for muster. All present or accounted for except BOATOARS, P.O.

0816 Delivered empty brass to NAD, St. Juliens Creek, Va

0948 Conducted dock trials in preparation for getting underway

0952 Secured from dock trials

1022 Received aboard engineering stores from the Tide Water Supply Co., Philadelphia, Penn

1040 Set the special sea detail

1100 Singled up all lines

1105 Underway standing down Elizabeth River enroute Canal Zone in accordance with

Commandant (OFU) letter dated 7 October 1952

1200 Underway as before standing out of Norfolk harbor channel

1210 Sewell Point Light abeam to starboard, close aboard. Entered Hampton Roads Channel

1227 Fort Wood Light abeam to starboard, close aboard

1240 Secured Special sea detail, set the sea watch

1245 Thimble Shoal Light abeam to port close aboard. Entered Thimble Shoal Channel

1337 Cape Henry Light abeam to stbd, distance 1.25 miles

1338 Held abandon ship drill

1353 Turning buoy abeam to port close aboard

1357 Secured from, abandon ship drill. Held Seamanship and communications instructions

1435 Chesapeake Light Ship abeam to port bearing 0140T distance (unreadable)

1522 Sea Buoy bearing 0590T close aboard

1949 Changed course to avoid crossing vessel

10-25-00 0000 Underway North Atlantic Ocean enroute Norfolk, Va to Panama Canal

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1120 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

1306 Held General Quarters drill

1337 Set Condition Able

1414 Secured from General Quarters drill, set Condition Modified Baker

1430 Held casualty steering drill

1500 Secured from casualty steering drill

1543 Secured #4 engine

1809 #4 engine back in operation

10-26-52 0715 Power failure, gyro and steering casualty, steering by magnetic compass and

trick wheel in after steering

0730 Power restored, steering by wheelhouse control, gyro still out

0820 Gyro operative

1720 All personnel warned to stay clear of all weather decks

2015 Sighted San Salvador Light

2045 San Salvador Light abeam to starboard, dist 9 miles

10-27-52 0000 Underway in Caribbean Sea enroute Norfolk, Va. to Canal Zone

0025 Sighted Bird Rock Light, bearing 1680, dist. 18.5 mi

0143 Bird Rock Light abeam to port, dist 5.9 Mi

0332 Sighted Castle Island Light bearing 1540T, dist 18.5 mi

0446 Castle Island light abeam 075 distance 4 miles

1222 Cape Maysi Light abeam to starboard, dist 4.5 mi

1300 Quarters for muster. Held seamanship, communications and radio calibration instructions

1617 Holding man overboard drill, maneuvering on various courses and speeds

1729 Secured from man overboard drill

2113 Navassa Island abeam to port, distance 3 miles (in September 1996, the Coast Guard

ceased operations and maintenance of Navassa Island Light, a 46-meter-tall lighthouse

located on the southern side of the island)

10-28-52 0000 Underway in the Caribbean Sea enroute to Colon, Panama

1000 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the following cases: SCUTTLE, D. F.;

referred to Summary Court Martial. BOATBOOM, B.S. and BOATBOOM, B.S. ,

both awarded two (2) hours extra duty and two (2) days restriction to the limits of the ship

1035 Commenced swinging ship with degaussing on

1115 Finished swinging ship, degaussing left on

1309 Held general quarters drill

1315 Held fire drill

1320 Held casualty steering drill

1324 Exercised at flag hoist drill

1331 Held man overboard drill

1345 Held casualty power control drill

1356 Modified Condition Baker set throughout ship

1400 Secured from all drills

1412 All hands to quarters, followed by instruction: Deck Division; maintaining a proper lookout;

Engineering Divisions, Damage Control. Operation Division, instruction on plotting

10-29-52 0600 Reveille, up all hands

0828 Commenced maneuvering drills

1101 Secured from maneuvering drills

1310 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds conducting the following drills: General Quarters,

Fire, Tactical Maneuvering, Steering casualty, Damage Control

1345 Master gyro compass out of order

1350 Secured from General Quarters

1425 Secured from all drills

1628 (unreadable) Radar back in operation

1742 Commenced maneuvering on various courses

1820 Gyro Compass operative

1945 Held Evening Reports

10-30-52 0500 Sighted Point Manzanillo Light bearing 1600T, distance 27.6 miles

0550 Put all engines on the line

0816 First breakwater light, Colon, Panama, abeam to starboard

0820 Quarantine and Customs officials aboard

0829 Anchored in Limon Bay, Colon, Panama, on the port anchor in five (5) fathoms of water,

muddy bottom, with fifteen (15) fathoms on deck on the following true bearings;

Toro Point Light 2670, Coco Solo Tower 0930, West Breakwater Light 015.50,

Signal Station Pier 6, Cristobel 1510.

0840 U.S. Army 40 footer along side. The following passengers came aboard for transportation

to Balboa, C.Z.: MAJOR & MRS HAYTER, USAF; CAPTAIN & MRS HOOPES, USAF;

and MR. REISSFELTER

0845 U.S. Army 40 footer departed

0932 Quarantine and Custom Officials departed

1000 Made daily inspection of ships magazines and smokeless powder samples,

condition dry and normal. Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

1133 MR WHITE, Canal Pilot aboard

1138 Seven (7) Canal Seamen reported aboard

1147 Anchor aweigh, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing into

Gatun Approach

1227 Moored starboard side to Gatun Lock Dock

1303 Underway, entered Chamber #1, Gatun Lock

1324 Entered Chamber #2, Gatun Lock

1342 Entered Chamber #3, Gatun Lock

1359 Departed Gatun Lock, entered Gatun Reach, on various courses and speeds,

proceeding enroute Balboa, Canal Zone

1452 Entered San Pablo Reach

1511 Entered Gamboa Reach

1540 Entered Las Cassles Reach

1645 Entered Pedro Miguel Lock

1705 Departed Pedro Miguel Locks

1730 Moored starboard side to Miraflores Lock

1800 Entered Miraflores Locks

1837 Departed Miraflores Locks on various courses and speeds enroute to Pier #2, north,

U.S. Naval Base, Rodman, C.Z.

1905 Moored Pier #2, North, U.S. Naval Base, Rodman, C.Z. Receiving fresh water and

telephone service from shore facilities

1917 Pilot ashore

2000 Liberty granted to the second and third sections to expire on board prior to 0030, 31 October 1952

10-31-52 0030 Liberty party returned on time

0630 Reveille, carried out regular routine

0830 W.T. DOOR and 32 men departed on guided tour of city

1030 Commenced fueling from dock facilities, smoking lamps out throughout ship

1245 Completed fueling. Received 588.81 barrels

(barrel = 42 gallons. 588.81 barrels = 24,730 gallons), from U.S. Naval Station, Rodman, C.Z.

1300 Liberty granted to the first and third sections to expire at 0030, 1 Nov 1952

1940 Held evening reports

11-1-52 1035 Held Commanding Officers ships inspection

1100 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection, held pay call

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads; All secure

11-2-52 0000 Moored as before

11-3-52 0800 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0830 Panama Canal pilot MR HARRINGTON aboard

0858 Let go all lines. Standing out of Balboa Harbor enroute Acapulco, Mexico

0925 Panama Bay Buoy #1 abeam to port close aboard

0927 Pilot boat alongside and away with pilot

0933 Set the sea watch

0935 All engines on the line

1048 Bona Island Light abeam to starboard, range 6 miles

1329 Executed man overboard drill followed by First Aid Inst

1512 Cape Mala L/H abeam to stbd, range (one quarter) mile

1726 Morro Puercos Light bearing 0000, dist. 10.0 Mi

1915 Held fire drill. All hands to GQ stations

1933 Secured from fire drill

2000 Retarded ships clocks one hour to conform with Zone plus six (+6) time. Held evening reports

2100 Held man overboard drill

2110 Secured from man overboard drill

2115 Islia Juarita Light bearing 3530T distant eight miles

11-4-52 0600 Reveille, Commenced carrying out morning routine

1353 Held man overboard drills

1453 Secured from man overboard drills

11-5-52 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Acapulco, Mexico

1055 HATCH, W.T., suffered mild shock and lacerations on right elbow when he

came in contact with 117 volts in IC Room

1305 Held General Quarters drill for Surface and ASW attacks

1330 Secured from General Quarters

1410 Secured one engine on each shaft, maneuvering on various courses and speeds

for man overboard drill

1453 Secured from man overboard drill

1600 Put two engines on each shaft and increased speed to standard on all engines

11-6-52 0723 Secured No. 3 main engine to repair water leak

0844 #3 engine placed on the line

1302 Put one engine on each shaft

1310 Maneuvering at various speeds conducting boat drill with #2 boat

1511 Secured from boat drill. All engines ahead 2/3

1535 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to pick up life ring

1559 Picked up unidentified life ring

1630 Placed all four (4) engines on the line

1943 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads

11-7-52 0441 Sighted Roqueto (sp) Island Light bearing 0040T, range 26 miles

0735 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds. Maintaining station 6 miles off Acapulco, Mexico

0800 Underway standing in to Acapulco Harbor, Mexico

0835 Pilot SENR MUNOZ aboard

0840 Grifo Island L/H abeam to port at 1 miles

0855 Entered Santa Lucia Bay

0859 Anchored in Santa Lucia Bay, Acapulco, Mexico, in eleven fathoms of water with a sand

over mud bottom using 60 fathoms of chain of the port anchor at the waters edge.

Anchor Bearings true: Grifo Island L/H 1920, Las Dos Piedras 2720, S.E. Fiscal Wharf 3430

0907 Lowered boats #s 1 and 2

0915 Pilot away

0926 CAPT KIRK, U.S. Naval Attache and SENR PELLEGER aboard

1015 Commanding Officer and party ashore to make official visit on the

senior Mexican Army and Naval Officials of the area and the Mayor of Acapulco

1108 Commanding Officer and party aboard returning from official visits

1153 Mexican Army and Naval Officials and the Mayor of Acapulcos representative aboard to

make an official visit on the Commanding Officerrepresentative aboard to make an

official visit on the Commanding Officer.

1223 Mexican authorities departed

1236 CAPT KIRK and SENR PELLEGER away

1300 Liberty granted Sections one and three until 2400 this date. Commenced running

scheduled liberty boats

1600 Anchored as before, maintaining scheduled liberty boat runs

11-8-52 0000 Anchored in Santa Lucia Bay, Acapulco, Mexico. Vessel in status Able,

modified Condition BAKER. Under operational control of COMWESTAREA,

administrative control of CCGD14. Maintaining scheduled liberty boat trips

0140 BOOTCAMP, S.E. and BOWPAINTER, S.B. placed on report for violation of

Article 92, ECMJ, to wit: failing to obey a lawful order

0209 Last liberty boat alongside, all hands present or accounted for

0210 KNEEKNOCKER, O. W., placed on report for violation of Articles 112 (Drunk on Duty)

and 134 (General Article), UCMJ, and BOWSPRIT, W.H., placed on report for

violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave).

0630 Reveille for all hands

0744 Commenced liberty boat trips

1030 Carried out Commanding Officers Inspection

1100 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of the following names men:

KNEEKNOCKER, O. W. Violation of Articles 112 and 134, UCMJ.

Awarded Summary Court Martial; BOOTCAMP, S.E. and

BOWPAINTER, S.B. Violation of Article 92 (Failure to obey order)

Awarded Restriction to limits o ship during remainder of stay in Acapulco, Mexico

1300 Liberty granted to the 1st and 2nd sections to expire on the docks at 2400 for all

non-rated men and 0100 for all petty officers. Carried out scheduled boat trips throughout watch

2000 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads and restricted men. All secure.

Carried out scheduled boat trips throughout watch

11-9-52 0000 Anchored in Santa Lucia Bay, Acapulco, Mexico in eleven (11) fathoms of water,

sand over mud bottom, with sixty (60) fathoms of chain on the port anchor at the waters edge.

Vessel in status Able, modified Condition BAKER, under operational control of

COMWESTAREA, administrative control of CCGD/14, maintaining scheduled liberty

boat trips. Anchor bearings: Roqueta (Grifo) Island Light 1920T,

Las Dos Piedras White Rocks 2720T, and S.E. Corner of Fiscal Wharf 3430T.

0000 Liberty expired for all non-rated men of the 1st and 2nd sections, all returned

on time except BOWLINE, F.L. and BRIGHTWORK, M.W.

0100 Liberty expired for all petty officers of the 1st and 2nd sections, all returned on time

except for BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

0145 BOWLINE, F.L. returned aboard sober and in proper uniform after having been

Absent Without Leave for a period of one (1) hour and forty-five (45) minutes

0700 Reveille

0800 Executed Morning Colors. Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees

except BRIGHTWORK, M.W. who has been Absent Without Leave for a

period of eight (8) hours and

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B. who has been Absent Without Leave for a period of seven (7) hours

2041 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B. returned aboard clean, sober and in uniform after being

AWOL for nineteen hours and forty one minutes. BRIGHTWORK, M.W. returned aboard clean,

sober and in uniform after being AWOL for a period of twenty (20 hours forty one (41) minutes

2200 Lights out silence about deck

11-10-52 0000 Liberty expired for all seamen, all returned on time except BOATHOOK, W.S. and

CAISSON, D.D.AWOL as of this time and date

0100 CAISSON, D.D. returned clean, sober and in uniform after being AWOL a period of one (1) hour

0130 CAMEL, W.F. placed on report by Ensign BROWN USCG, senior shore patrol officer

for Direct Disobedience to orders: drinking while on shore patrol duty

0200 BOATHOOK, W.S. returned aboard in uniform having been AWOL a period of two (2) hours

0600 Reveille

0745 All hands to quarters for muster, all present and accounted for

0817 Underway standing out of Acapulco Harbor, Mexico

0833 Grifo Island L/H abeam to starboard at 2500 yds

0925 All four main engines on the line at 265 rpm enroute San Diego, California

1000 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the following cases: BOWSPRIT,

W.H., CAISSON, D.D., and BOWLINE, F.L.; Violation of art. 86 UCMJ all excused;

BOATHOOK, W.S., Violation of Art 86 UCMJ, Awarded: two (2) hours extra duty:

BRIGHTWORK, M.W. and BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., Violation of Art. 86 UCMJ

Awarded: Restriction to the limits of this vessel for a period of 2 weeks, such restriction to

commence upon arrival in San Diego, California

1221 #1 engine taken off the line for repairs

1305 Exercised at General Quarters

1345 Secured from General Quarters. Commenced training exercises

1430 Secured from training exercises

1806 All four (4) engines placed on the line

1830 Held Darken Ship Drill, secured all running lights

2000 Secured from Darken Ship Drill, turned on running lights

2242 Point Telmo Light sighted bearing 3340T, dist 20.0 Mi.

2340 Point Telmo Light abeam to starboard, dist. 14.0 Mi

11-11-52 0420 #4 main engine taken off the line for repairs

0604 #4 main engine back on the line

1000 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of CAMEL, W.F., Violation of arts 90

(Willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer)and 134 (All disorders and neglects

to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature

to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital),

UCMJ, Awarded: Restriction to the limits of this vessel for a period of two (2) weeks;

such restriction to commence upon arrival in San Diego, Calif.

1300 Held quarters for all hands, all present or accounted for Carried out Holiday Routine

2121 Took #1 main engine off the line reduced speed to 265 RPM

2213 #1 Main engine on the line, increased speed to 300 RPM Standard speed all engines

2400 Retarded clocks on hour to zone +7 time

11-12-52 1032 General Quarters; steering various courses and speeds for battle problem

1142 Secured from General Quarters, set War Cruising Watch #3 Section

1343 Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering for War Cruising Watch battle problem

1524 Secured War Cruising Watch battle problem

1945 Evening reports all department heads to muster

11-13-52 1311 Exercised at Man Overboard Drill on various courses and speeds

1405 Secured from all drills

1700 Reduced speed to 2/3 (210 RPMs), placed one engine on each shaft on standby

2400 Retarded ships clocks one hour to conform with Zone +8 time

11-14-52 0835 Various courses and speeds standing into San Diego, California

0847 Point Loma L/H abeam to port

0849 Standing up San Diego Channel

0927 Moored port side to outer end of B Street Pier #1, San Diego California

0937 Customs agent W SMITH aboard

1016 Commenced taking on fresh water from shore

1023 Customs agent W SMITH departed

1045 Received commissary stores from Golden State Dairy Co

1300 Received commissary stores from Haces Dairy

1310 Received aboard 150 loaves bread from Snowflake Baking Co

1630 Liberty granted the Third Section to expire 0730, 15 Nov and the First Section

to expire 0800, 16 Nov 1952

2030 Held evening reports. All restricted men present

11-15-52 0000 Moored port side to outer end of B Street Pier #1, San Diego California. Receiving fresh water

from shore. Vessel under operational control of ComFltTraGru, San Diego, Cal. and

administrative control of CCGD 14

1202 USCGC VANCE (WDE-487) moored alongside to starboard

1530 USCGC VANCE (WDE-487) cast off

1940 Held evening reports

11-16-52 0100 BOWPAINTER, S.B. complained of possible broken left hand.

Reported aboard prior to midnight with no complaints at that time

Treated by Hospitalman from CGC DURANT

0130 CANBUOY, M.B. reported finding lock to door on reefer vestibule had been forced open

0800 BOWPAINTER, S.B. placed on report for violation of Uniform Code of Military Justice,

Article 92 (Failure to obey order or regulation), Article 108 (Loss, damage, destruction

or disposition of military property of the United States), Article 134 (All disorders and

neglects to the prejudice of good order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct

of a nature to bring discredit upon the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital)

11-17-52 0001 BOWPAINTER, S.B. failed to return aboard from Special Liberty which expired at 0000 this date

0540 Received supplies aboard for general mess from the Royal Pie Bakery, San Diego, Calif

and Bowie (sp) Pie Company, San Diego, Calif

0740 One (1) officer and fifteen (15) men departed to NavScolFleGun and Torp for training.

Two (2) officers and five (5) men departed to CICTeamTraCen for training.

Twenty-one (21) men departed to FleTraCen for training. Two (2) officers and five (5) men

departed to FleSonarScol for training. One (1) man departed for FlacTraCen for Training

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters; no unauthorized absentees except CASEMATE, A.E.

0810 Received stores for general mess from Coast Citrus Distributing, San Diego, Calif

0830 Naval Inspector and party aboard

0830 Naval Supervisor and staff aboard

0900 Received stores for general mess from Union Fish Co

1022 USN tug #6 alongside for garbage disposal

1030 Received supplies for general mess from Rideout Produce Co

1049 Navy Tug #6 departed

1307 Received supplies from Naval Supply Depot, Norva

1605 UWATE officers ashore

1615 Personnel returned from various schools

1705 Liberty granted to the 1st and 3rd sections to expire 0630 Tuesday, 18 November 1952

1945 Held evening reports, mustered department heads and restricted men; all present and accounted for

11-18-52 0745 Officers and men departed for various schools

0750 Received commissary stores from Golden State Co

0800 All hands to muster; all present or accounted for except CASEMATE, A.E.,

now AWOL thirty two (32) hours

0815 BOWLINE, F.L. placed on report for violation of Article 92 (Failure to obey order), UCMJ

0830 U.S. Navy UWATE inspector aboard

1321 Machinists (2) from Marine Construction Co aboard for engine repairs

1515 Commenced taking on commissary stores from U.,S. Naval Supply Depot, San Diego

1620 All commissary stores aboard

1622 E Division exercised at General Quarters

1630 Engine repairs completed, both civilian machinists ashore

1700 E Division secured from General Quarters Drills

2025 Fire discovered in #2 generator in B2

2027 Fire due to backfire in #2 generator extinguished. Carried on with fire drill

2035 Secured from fire drill

11-19-52 0745 Officers and men concerned departed for training schools

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except CASEMATE, A.E.,

now absent without leave, for a period of 56 hours

1615 Officers and crew returned from Navy Training schools; all present or accounted for

1950 Evening reports, department heads, restricted men to muster. All departments secure for the night

11-20-52 0735 Officers and men departed for various schools in accordance with ComFltTraGru UWATE,

San Diego, Cal dated 10 October 1952

0800 All hands to quarters, all present or accounted for except CASEMATE, A.E., now

AWOL for a period of 80 hours

0900 Received stores for general mess from Union Fish Company, San Diego, Calif

0945 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples.Conditions dry and normal.

Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition

1035 Received stores for general mess from Sunbeam Bread Company, San Diego, Calif

1225 Received supplies from USCGT Air Station, San Diego, Calif. For USCGC VANCE (WDE-487)

1615 Officers and enlisted men attending Navy Training schools returned aboard

1805 Held General Quarters Drill

1825 Secured from drills

1830 Liberty granted to the first and third sections to expire at 0630, 21 November 1952

2000 Held evening reports

11-21-52 0630 Liberty party returned with exception of CAPSTAN, V.B. and CARGONET, H.S.

0800 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for except

CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL four (4) days and eight (8) hours,

CAPSTAN, V.B., AWOL one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes and

CARGONET, H.S., AWOL one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes

0940 Received Exchange Store stores form C&R Transfer Co

1000 Received commissary stores from Admiral Sales Co

1028 Received commissary stores from Golden State Dairy Co

1510 Received Exchange store supplies from C&R Transfer Co

1525 Received Engineering Stores from U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, California

1545 Received commissary stores from Heffels Bakery and from Los Angeles Nut House

1600 In accordance with U.S. Naval School Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo Naval Station

Letter dated 20 November 1952, the following names men placed on report for

unauthorized absence from U.S. Naval School Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo Naval School;

HEDGEHOG, D.P., from 1220 18 November 1952 to termination of course and

REDLEAD, P. B. from 1220 18 November 1952 to 0810 19 November 1952 and

0930 19 November 1952 to termination of course. All men returned

from TAD in accordance with ComFltTraGru UWATE Naval Speed

ltr dated 10 Oct 1952 at various schools except HEDGEHOG, D. P. and REDLEAD, P. B.

1645 Received stores for ships exchange from Lester Hatcher

1912 REDLEAD, P. B. reported aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform.

Subject man placed on report for violation of U.C.M.J. Article 86 (Absence without leave)

& 90 (Willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer)

1940 Held evening reports. No unauthorized absentees

11-22-52 0000 The following named men are AWOL:

CASEMATE, A.E., CAPSTAN, V.B., BOOTCAMP, S.E. and CARGONET, H.S.

0530 Received stores for general mess from Royal Pie Bakery

0555 Received stores for general mess from Bowies Pies

0600 Reveille

0700 Thirteen men placed on report for failure to observe reveille

0700 SWITCHBOARD, E.P., placed on report for violation of Executive Officer memorandum 12-52

0800 All hands to quarters, no unauthorized absentees except CASEMATE, A.E.,

now AWOL for a period of five (5) days and eight (8 ) hours, CAPSTAN, V.B.,

now AWOL for a period of one (1) day one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes,

CARGONET, H.S., now AWOL for a period of one (1) day, one (1) hour and thirty (30) minutes,

and BOOTCAMP, S.E., now AWOL for a period of three (3) days nineteen (19) hours

and thirty (30) minutes

0815 Received stores for general mess from Snowflake Baking Co

0830 BOWPAINTER, S.B. and BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., returned aboard, clean, sober,

and in civilian clothes in custody of Naval Shore Patrol, San Diego, California,

after being AWOL while in a restricted status, subject men placed on report for violation of UCMJ

Articles 86 (Absence without leave) and 134 (All disorders and neglects to the prejudice of good

order and discipline in the armed forces, all conduct of a nature to bring discredit upon

the armed forces, and crimes and offenses not capital)

1504 Held inport fire drill

1515 Secured from inport fire drill

1930 Held evening reports, mustered duty section and all restricted men, all present and accounted for

2200 Lights out silence about decks

11-23-52 0000 The following named men AWOL:

CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL six (6) days no (0) hours,

CAPSTAN, V.B. and CARGONET, H.S., one (1) day and seventeen (17) hours, thirty (30) minutes;

BOOTCAMP, S.E. one (1) day eight (8) hours

0800 CATFALL, O.A., AWOL as of this time and date

2105 CAPSTAN, V.B. and CARGONET, H.S., returned aboard having been AWOL for

a period of two (2) days fourteen hours and thirty-five (35) minutes.

Subject men place on report for violation of UCMJ Article 86 (Absence without leave)

2300 CATFALL, O.A., returned aboard after having been AWOL for period of fifteen (15) hours.

Subject man placed on report for violation of UCMJ Article 86 (Absence without leave)

2310 CATAPULT, L.A., KNEEKNOCKER, O. W. and CAULKOFF, S.S.

placed on report for violation of UCMJ Articles 80 (Attempt to commit an offense punishable

under the code) and 134 (General Article)

11-24-52 0630 Set Special Sea Detail in preparation for unmooring ship

0640 Officers and enlisted men from Underway Training Element, San Diego, Calif aboard

0650 Set Mooring Stations

0710 CHAINLOCKER, F.L, .returned aboard having been AWOL one (1) hour and ten (10) minutes

0718 Underway standing out North San Diego Bay

0740 Secured Special Sea Detail, set Anchor Detail

0750 Ballast Point Light abeam to starboard distance approximately 150 yards

0756 Point Loma Light abeam to starboard distant approximately 1000 yards

0800 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Diego Channel

0850 Commenced maneuvering to carry out radar calibration exercises with

U.S. Navy AO-54 (USS CHICASKIA).

0946 Completed calibration exercises

1029 Commenced exercising on various engineering casualty drills

1042 Engine Order Telegraph Casualty

1053 Engine Order Telegraph operative

1100 Commenced AA tracking exercises with training plane

1200 Secured from all drills

1355 Exercised at General Quarters, held Sample Battle Problem

1458 Secured from General Quarters

1645 Entering San Diego Channel

1655 Point Loma Light abeam to port distance one half mile

1733 Underway Training Unit departed ship in naval launch

1940 First line ashore to B Street pier

1945 Moored B Street Pier North side

1956 Held General Quarters drill

2000 Secured from General Quarters for Instruction

2050 Leak discovered in Hull overboard discharge pipe fitting for Boiler and evaporator cover,

port side frame 82 in B-2 engine room. Leak temporarily plugged with soft patch

2100 Secured from all Instructions

2200 Lights out silence about deck

11-25-52 0800 All hands to quarters for muster, all present except CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL a period of

eight (8) days, eight (8) hours and BOOTCAMP, S.E., AWOL a period of

three (3) days sixteen (16) hours

0922 Held inport Fire Drill

1000 Exercised at in-port Collision Drill

1150 Set material Condition Baker

1245 UWATE personnel aboard for Battle Problem

1250 Received misc. stores for ship from USCG YARD, Curtis Bay, Md

1301 All hands to General Quarters, commenced Training Readiness Battle Problem

1400 Secured from General Quarters

1507 All UWATE personnel ashore

1509 Set special sea detail

1522 Underway, standing out of San Diego Harbor, enroute U.S. Naval Fuel Annex

1608 Moored starboard side to U.S. Naval Fuel Annex

1635 Commenced fueling from dock

1743 Secured from fueling operation. Received 37,128 gals of diesel oil

1805 Underway standing down San Diego Harbor enroute rendezvous with

USS LOFBERG (DD-759) and USS JOHN W THOMASON (DD-760) in OpArea YY1

1830 San Diego Sea Buoy abeam to starboard, dist mile

1851 CIC & Bridge Personnel exercised at various drills

1855 Entered training area YY1

1900 Commenced maneuvering various courses and speed to take station on

USS THOMASON (DD-760) and USS LOFBERG (DD-759), USS THOMASON being OTC

1953 Held evening reports, mustered dept heads and restricted men, no unauthorized absentees

2000 Underway on various courses and speeds ships in column with USS THOMASON guide

and USS LOFBERG OTC, keeping station 1800 relative three thousand (3000) yards from guide

2200 Lights out silence about decks

11-26-52 0000 Underway on various courses and speeds, in North Pacific Ocean in operating area YY1

off San Diego, Cal., in station 1800 relative, dist 3000 yds. from USS THOMASON (DD-760),

guide, in company with USS LOFBERG (DD-759), OTC, with all engines on line

0530 Departed company of USS THOMASON (DD-760) and USS LOFBERG (DD-759)

to carry out basic orders

0555 Removed one engine from each shaft

0600 Reveille

0630 Made visual contact with USS CHIKASKIA (AO-54)

0710 Commenced maneuvering to take fueling station on USS CHIKASKIA (AO-54)

0816 First line aboard

0828 Conducting highline transfer drill

0828 Oil hose aboard

0830 Secured from high line transfer drill

0834 Secured from fueling

0844 Oil hose away

0850 All lines away

0854 Secured from fueling at sea drill

0900 Clear of USS CHIKASKIA (AO-54)

0955 Held General Quarters drill for tracking aircraft

1134 Secured from General Quarters drill

1253 Held General Quarters Drill for A/A. tracking and air control, maneuvering on various courses

1420 Secured from General Quarters drill, all engines ahead standard, 340 rpm

1533 Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering to enter San Diego Bay

1541 Set anchor detail

1542 Secured one engine on each shaft

1610 U.S. Navy boat alongside, UWATE observers departed

1627 Moored starboard side to B Street Pier, North side, San Diego, California

1629 Secured special sea detail

1730 Liberty granted to the first section to expire at 0900, 27 Nov. 1952 and to the second section

to expire at 0600, 28 Nov 1952

1940 Held evening reports

11-27-52 0900 Liberty party returned

1940 Held evening Reports. All restricted men present except:

KNEEKNOCKER, O. W., and CENTERLINE, S.L.

2000 Boatswain Mate of the Watch conducted a thorough search of the ship for the above men

without success. Informed Naval Shore Patrol, San Diego, and requested these men be apprehended

11-28-52 0750 Quarters for muster

0800 All present except: CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL eleven (11) days and eight (8) hours;

BOOTCAMP, S.E., AWOL six (6) days and sixteen (16) hours;

KNEEKNOCKER, O. W. and CENTERLINE, S.L., AWOL sixteen (16) hours,

CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., CHARLEYNOBLE, G.S. and CHOCKBLOCK, T.B. now AWOL

0803 Let go all lines, underway standing out of San Diego Bay

0822 Small boat alongside, Underway Training Unit (UWATE) aboard

0856 Sea Buoy abeam to starboard, proceeding to Area (VV6)

1200 Underway on various courses and speeds, in area VV6, running the measured mile

1250 Held GQ drill for A/A target designation and acquisition and air control

1450 Secured from GQ drill

1530 Secured one engine on each shaft

1600 Underway on various courses and speed in area MM19

1645 Set Condition BAKER Darken Ship

1735 Made visual contact with USS WASHBURN (AKA-108). Commenced screening exercises

with USS WASHBURN (AKA-108) OTC, USS BEXAR (APA-237),

USS JOHN W THOMASON (DD-760) and USS LOFBERG (DD-759).

Took station 4000 yd, 2950 relative from USS WASHBURN (AKA-108)

1745 Held General Quarters Drill for CIC personnel

1832 Held General Quarters Drill

1929 Secured from General Quarters, set War Cruising Watches

1940 Held Evening Reports, mustered Department Heads, all secure

2000 In formation course 1800, formation speed 10 Knots, Area MM14 & 19 USS LOFBERG (DD-759)

& USS THOMASON (DD-760) OTC. USS THOMASON bearing 0000

relative three thousand (3000) yards

2118 Secured War Cruising watch, set regular sea watch

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

11-29-52 0400 Underway on various courses and speeds in operation area MM14 & MM19 in company with

the USS THOMASON (DD-760) guide, & OTC, USS LOFBERG (DD-759)

0846 Held casualty steering drill

0925 Held man overboard drill

1004 Held collision drill

1030 Held casualty power failure drill and emergency radio drill

1032 Secured from all drills

1200 Underway on various courses and speeds, one engine on each shaft, enroute to operating area TT1

1245 Held GQ drill. Exercises at A/A coordination and A/C control drills

1400 Secured from GQ drill

1425 Held engine over speed drill

1455 Set anchor detail

1504 Point Loma Light abeam to port, dist. 1.5 Mi. Commenced maneuvering on various courses

and speeds, entering San Diego Bay Channel

1510 Ballast Point Light abeam to port, close aboard

1518 Navy boat FS54 alongside, UWATE observes departed

1528 Set mooring detail

1552 Moored starboard side to B Street Pier, North side, San Diego, California

1635 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of the following named men:

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave), UCMJ,

referred to Summary Court Martial;

BOWPAINTER, S.B., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave), UCMJ,

referred to Summary Court Martial;

CAPSTAN, V.B., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave) UCMJ,

awarded one (1) weeks restriction, administration of restriction to count;

CARGONET, H.S., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave) UCMJ,

awarded one (1) weeks restriction, administration of restriction to count;

CATAPULT, L.A., violation of Article 80 (Attempts), UCMJ, awarded loss of one (1) liberty;

CAULKOFF, S.S., violation of Article 80 (Attempts), UCMJ, Excused;

CATFALL, O.A., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave) UCMJ,

awarded loss of one (1) days liberty;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., violation of Article 81 (Conspiracy) UCMJ, awarded Warning;

CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., violation of Article 86 (Absence without leave) UCMJ,

awarded loss of one (1) days liberty;

CHAINLOCKER, F.L., Article 86 (Absence without leave) UCMJ,

awarded two (2) hours of extra duty

2000 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., ascertained to be absent from the ship, placed on report for breaking arrest

11-30-52 0900 Mustered duty section and restricted men, all present and accounted for except:

CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL thirteen (13) days nine (9) hours;

BOOTCAMP, S.E., AWOL eight (8) days seventeen (17) hours;

CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., AWOL two (2) days one (1) hour;

CHARLEYNOBLE, G.S., AWOL two (2) days one (1) hour;

CENTERLINE, S.L., AWOL two (2) days seventeen (17) hours;

CHOCKBLOCK, T.B., two (2) days one (1) hour;

KNEEKNOCKER, O. W., two (2) days seventeen (17) hours;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., AWOL thirteen (13) hours

2200 Lights out silence about decks

2350 CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., returned after being AWOL three (3) days three (3) hours fifty (50) minutes;

CENTERLINE, S.L., returned after being AWOL three (3) days three (3) hours fifty (50) minutes;

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., returned after being AWOL three (3) days three (3) hours fifty (50) minutes

12-1-52 0455 CHARLEYNOBLE, G.S. returned after being AWOL for two (2) days nineteen hours

five (5) minutes

0800 Quarters, all hands to muster, all present and accounted for except

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., AWOL a period of one (1) day twelve (12) hours;

BOOTCAMP, S.E., AWOL nine (9) days sixteen (16) hours;

CHOCKBLOCK, T.B., AWOL three (3) days;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., AWOL as of this time and date;

CASEMATE, A.E., AWOL a period of fourteen (14) days eight (8) hours

0850 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal.

All small arms checked and accounted for

0945 Received deck supplies from Naval Supply depot, San Diego, California

1400 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the cases of the following named men:

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., Violation of UCMJ Articles 80 (Attempts), 86 (Absence without leave),

and 134 (General Article);

CENTERLINE, S.L., Violation of UCMJ Articles 86 and 134, case referred to a

Summary Court Martial;

CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., Violation of UCMJ Article 86, awarded two (2) weeks

restriction to the limits of the ship

1445 CHAINLOCKER, F.L., placed on report for violation of UCMJ Article 91

disrespectful in language to a petty officer

1525 Received from Naval Supply Depot, San Diego, California, twenty-nine (29) barrels of lubricating oil

1940 Mustered duty section and restricted men, all present or accounted for

2200 Lights out, silence about the deck

12-2-52 0530 Received commissary supplies from Royal Pie Bakery

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for the 2nd & 3rd section

0800 Quarters, all hands to muster, all present except:

BOOTCAMP, S.E., now AWOL ten (10) days, sixteen (16) hours;

CHOCKBLOCK, T.B., now AWOL twelve (12) hours;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., now AWOL one (1) day;

CASEMATE, A.E., now AWOL fifteen (15) days, eight (8 hours);

CARGONET, H.S., and CLOSEHAULED, C.W. AWOL from this date

0938 The following named men departed for NSPHS Relief Station, San Diego, Cal.

for medical examination prior to departing to U.S. Navy brig;

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., CENTERLINE, S.L., BOWPAINTER, S.B.

0945 Received commissary supplies from Growers Marketing Co, San Diego, Cal

1030 Received commissary supplies from Sam Marinos Co, San Diego, Cal and from

Sunbeam Bread Co. San Diego, Cal

1040 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., CENTERLINE, S.L., and BOWPAINTER, S.B.,

reported aboard from USPHS Relief Station, San Diego, Cal

1101 Held Commanding Officers Mast proceedings in case of: COCKBILL, A.V., Violation of UCMJ,

Article 134, out of uniform, awarded warning

1310 Received commissary supplies from Rideout Produce Co, San Diego, Cal

1340 The following men departed for U.S. Naval Receiving Station, Naval Station, San Diego, Cal,

under protective custody to be confined for safe keeping, Authorization,

Commandant, 11th Naval District letter; KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

BOWPAINTER, S.B., and CENTERLINE, S.L.

1430 Received engineers supplies from U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, Cal

1630 Completed pumping aboard 1537 gals of NSO #9250, lubricating oil

1940 Held evening reports

2350 CASEMATE, A.E., reported aboard unassisted, clean, sober and in proper uniform,

having been absent without leave fifteen (15) days, twenty-three (23) hours and fifty (50) minutes

12-3-52 0135 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., reported aboard unassisted, clean, sober, and in proper uniform,

having been absent without leave for one (1) day, seventeen (17) hours forty-five (45) minutes,

under orders from C.O., Barstow Annex, Marine Corps Depot of Supplies,

San Francisco, Cal dated 1 Dec 1952, ref. C.O. Marine Corps Supply Annex,

Barstow, Cal. dispatch 011900Z (Dec)

0600 Reveille

0600 Received commissary supplies from Bohemian Bakery Co, San Diego, Cal.,

and Golden State Col., San Diego, Cal

0745 Liberty expired for 1st & 3rd sections. All returned with exception of

COCKPIT, W.S., COFFERDAM, F.O. and COMPANION, Q.D.

0745 The following men AWOL the times indicated: CLOSEHAULED, C.W., one (1) day;

CHOCKBLOCK, T.B., five (5) days;

BOOTCAMP, S.E., eleven (11) days, sixteen (16) hours;

CARGONET, H.S., one (1) day;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., three (3) days, twelve (12) hours

0830 Received commissary supplies from Union Fish Co, San Diego, Cal

0920 Received commissary supplies from Hoges LTD

0925 Received commissary supplies from Bay City Produce Co

1000 Received commissary supplies from Coast Citrus Distributors

1445 COCKPIT, W.S., returned aboard, clean, sober and in the proper uniform AWOL seven (7) hours

1515 BELETTI SK1 reported aboard for further transfer to the CGC DURANT (WDE-489)

upon arrival at Honolulu, T.H.

1735 COFFERDAM, F.O., returned, clean, sober and in the proper uniform AWOL

nine (9) hours and fifty (50) minutes

1945 Held evening reports. All departments secured. All restricted men present

12-4-52 0200 BOOTCAMP, S.E., reported aboard clean, sober and in the proper uniform after

being absent without leave for a period of twelve (12) days, ten (10) hours

0330 COMPANION, Q.D., reported aboard clean, sober and in proper uniform after being

absent without leave for a period of nineteen hours (19) and forty-five (45) minutes

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for all hands; all present except the following:

CARGONET, H.S., CLOSEHAULED, C.W., both absent without leave for a period of one (1) day

and twenty-three (23) hours and forty-five (45) minutes;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., absent without leave for a period of four (4) days eleven (11) hours

and forty-five (45) minutes and

CHOCKBLOCK, T.B., absent without leave for a period of five (5) days twenty-three(23) hours

and forty-five (45) minutes

0830 Set special sea detail in preparation to getting underway

0905 The following named men returned aboard from confinement for safe keeping at

U.S. Naval Receiving Station, San Diego, California:

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., CENTERLINE, S.L., and BOWPAINTER, S.B.

0915 All hands to mooring stations

0926 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute to Naval Fuel Docks

1007 Moored port side to dock, Naval Fuel Annex, San Diego Cal.

1010 WENGROCKI, SA, reported aboard from C.G. Air Station, San Diego, Cal

for TAD and future transfer to CGC DURANT (WDE-489) at Honolulu, T.H.

for disciplinary action and resumption of regular duties

1028 Commenced taking on fuel

1100 The following men, being AWOL, were transferred C.G. Air Station, San Diego, Cal

in accordance with Personnel Circular 32-46:

CARGONET, H.S., CLOSEHAULED, C.W., BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., and CHOCKBLOCK, T.B.

1215 Secured from fueling, received fourteen thousand, seven hundred seventy seven gals (14,777)

1240 Let go all lines

1244 Underway various courses and speeds standing down San Diego Channel

1255 Ballast Point Light abeam to starboard distance one hundred fifty yards

1303 Point Loma Light abeam to starboard distant one half mile

1317 San Diego sea buoy 15D close aboard to starboard

1320 Set course 253T all engines ahead two thirds 210 RPM enroute to Honolulu T.H.

1325 All engines ahead Standard 265 RPM

1352 Increased speed to 300 RPM for Standard

1400 All hands to General Quarters

1410 Set Condition ABLE

1436 Set modified condition BAKER

1440 Secured from General Quarters, carried out drills and instruction in telephone talking,

knot tying, and flag hoist

1555 Secured from all drills and instructions

1940 Held evening reports

2115 Crossed one thousand (1000) fathom curve

12-5-52 1000 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the following cases:

CHAINLOCKER, F.L., Violation of Article 91, UCMJ disrespect toward his superior

petty officer. Awarded: eight (8) hours extra duty;

BOOTCAMP, S.E. Violation of Article 86, UCMJ AWOL from on or about

1220 11-18-52 to 0200 12-9-52. Awarded: Reduction in rating from PO3 to SN;

COMPANION, Q.D., Violation of Article 86, UCMJ; AWOL from on or about

0745 12-3-52 to 0330 1204052. Awarded: One (1) weeks restriction to commence upon

arrival in Honolulu, T.H.;

COCKPIT, W.S. Violation of Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL from on or about

0745 1203052 to 1445 12-3-52, Awarded: Excused;

COFFERDAM, F.O. Violation of Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL from on or about

0745 12-3-52 to 1735 12-3-52. Awarded: One (1) week restriction upon

arrival in Honolulu, T.H.;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., Violation of Article 85, UCMJ, (1) failed to go at the prescribed time

to his appointed place of duty, to wit: 0000 to 0400, boiler watch, and

(2) did on or about 2400 11-30-52, absent himself from his unit without proper authority.

Awarded: Referred to Summary Court Martial;

CASEMATE, A.E. Violation of Article 86, UCMJ AWOL from on or about

2400 11-16-52 to 2350 12-2-52. Awarded: Referred to Summary Court Martial

1100 Held Instructions in Notices to Mariners for all Quartermasters

12-6-52 1010 Commenced Commanding Officers Personnel and Ships Inspection

1115 Secured from Inspections

1130 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal;

All small arms accounted for. Tested Magazine sprinklers test satisfactory

1310 Decreased speed to all ahead 2/3 (210 RPM), lowered BT (Bathy-thermograph)

1330 Raised BT, increased speed to all engines ahead standard (300 RPM)

1747 Reduced speed to ahead 2/3, 210 RPM, lowered BT

1750 Raised BT, increased speed to standard ahead, 300 RPM, on all main engines

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

12-7-52 0000 Underway in the North Pacific Ocean, enroute Honolulu, T.H., on course 253T,

all engines ahead standard, 300 rpm, material condition, modified BAKER, set throughout ship

0400 Retarded ships clocks one hour to conform with Zone plus nine (+9) time

0800 Entered 14th Coast Guard District

1203 COMPANIONWAY, P.B., treated for multiple, self-inflicted, superficial lacerations of

both wrists, requiring simple antiseptic treatment and dry bandages

1404 Reduced speed to 2/3, 210 RPM, lowered BT

1415 Raised BT, increased speed to standard ahead, 300 RPM

1429 Changed course to 2810T, 2800 pgc, 2650 psc, rendering right of way to privileged vessel

1438 Resumed course 2510T, 2500 pgc, 2310 psc

12-8-52 0930 Held Sea Bag and Locker Inspection

1100 Held QM instructions

1300 All hands to quarters, maneuvering on various courses and speeds to launch gunnery target

1310 Launched gunnery target, sounded General Quarters

1315 Retrieved gunnery target, exercised at General Quarters

1325 Condition ABLE set throughout ship

1356 Set modified condition BAKER

1404 Secured from General Quarters

1645 Launched surface gunnery target

1715 All hands to General Quarters stations

1717 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds

1730 Commenced surface firing exercises

1900 Completed firing exercises SGD-3, GGD-40, SGD 20 and SGD-3-40.

The following ammunition expended: 350 A.A. SPDF 10138, ten (10) rounds,

350 illumination SPDN 5847, five (5) rounds, 40mm BL&T, SPDN 7805,

sixty four (64) rounds, 20mm BL&P, SPDN 7501, eighty (80) rounds. No casualties

1915 Retrieved target

1920 Retarded ships clocks one (1) hour to conform with zone plus ten (10) time

2200 Lights out

12-9-52 0900 A Summary Court convened in the case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.

0955 Court adjourned

1000 A Summary Court convened in the case of CENTERLINE, S.L.

1040 Court adjourned

1300 Quarters, followed by Ditch and Rescue Drill

1337 Secured from Ditch and Rescue Drill

1400 A Summary Court convened to try cases of following named men:

BOWPAINTER, S.B., CASEMATE, A.E., and CLAMPDOWN, S.D.

1630 Summary Court adjourned

2000 Held evening reports, all departments secure

12-10-52 0310 Molokai light bearing 2250T distance twenty (20) miles

0530 Reveille

0648 Makapuu Point Light bearing 0000T, distance 5.0 Mi

0720 All hands to quarters

0721 Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering to enter Honolulu harbor

0729 Set special sea detail

0800 Underway on various courses and speeds approaching Honolulu Harbor,

Honolulu harbor entrance lighted buoy #1 abeam to port, close aboard

0829 Moored starboard side to moor extension pier #2, Honolulu, T.H.

1006 Underway proceeding to Sand Island Coast Guard Base

1020 Moored starboard side to Sand Island Coast Guard Pier, Berth King

1250 BELETTI, SK1 departed this unit to report to C.O. USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

for resumption of regular duties

1300 Quarters for muster. Liberty granted to the 2nd & 3rd sections to expire on board prior to

0745 11 December 1952

1940 Held evening reports. Mustered department heads and restricted men, all departments secure

and all restricted men present

2200 Lights out, silence about the deck

12-11-52 0000 Moored starboard side to pier KING, Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, Honolulu, T.H.

receiving fresh water and telephone service from shore facilities

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for the 2nd and 3rd section, all hands returned on time

0800 Quarters for muster, all present

1300 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Liberty granted to the first section to

expire on board prior to 0745, 12 December 1952

1445 COAMING, R.F., placed on report for violation of UCMJ Article 134

2200 Lights out

12-12-52 0550 Received aboard commissary stores from Levys Bakery

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0900 Made weekly inspection of Magazine sprinkler systems and a small leak was

discovered in C-310-M

1400 Commanding Officer held inspection of ship

1515 Secured from inspection

12-13-52 0700 Reveille for all hands; carried out holiday routine

1015 Received commissary supplies fro Dairymens Association ltd, Honolulu, Hawaii

1822 Held fire drill

1940 Held evening reports all restricted men present

2200 Lights out

12-14-52 0700 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0930 Mustered new duty section, Section two (2) all present or accounted for

1800 Held fire drill

2000 Held evening reports, all restricted men present

12-15-52 1050 USCGC VANCE (WDE-487) SOPA departed Pier K for dry docks; LANSING designated SOPA

1340 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of COAMING, R.F. Violation of

article 134 UCMJ Wearing of improper uniform Awarded four (4) hours extra duty

to be performed at the rate of two (2) hours/day

1449 CGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482) moored Pier K

1455 CGC DURANT (WDE-489) moored along port side of this vessel. DURANT assumed SOPA status

1500 Received stores for general mess from Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1530 COCKBILL, A.V., placed on report for violation of article 91, UCMJ Insubordinate conduct

towards noncommissioned officer Direct disobedience of orders

2200 Lights out

12-16-52 0000 Moored starboard side to Berth K, C.G. Base, Sand Island, Honolulu, T.H.,

receiving fresh water and telephone services from shore facilities. USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

moored to port side of this vessel. Maintaining radio guard in accordance with

SOPA instructions (CGC DURANT)

0340 Received stores for general mess from Levys Bakery

0600 Reveille, carried out morning routine

0800 Relieved of Radio Guard duties by CGC DURANT (WDE-489)

1255 Officers Call, all hands to quarters

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

12-17-52 0745 Liberty expired for all hands. All hands returned on time except

CORDAGE, G.T., absent without leave as of this time and date

1030 WENGROCKI, SA, detached and departed to report to Commanding Officer,

CGC DURANT (WDE-489) in accordance with HQ message 250232Z November 1952

1405 COCKBILL, A.V. placed on report for violation of ECMJ Article 90(2) in that he

willfully disobeyed a lawful order of a superior officer. COCKBILL, A.V. was found

to be physically qualified to stand the duties of his rate by medical examination

by the proper authority this date

2200 Lights out

12-18-52 0430 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association

0800 Assumed Radio Guard. Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except

CORDAGE, G.T. who is now absent without leave for a period of one (1) day and

fifteen (15) minutes

1005 Held Captain Mast in the case of COCKBILL, A.V., charges with violation of Articles 90

(Willfully disobeying superior commissioner officer) and 91 (Insubordinate conduct toward

warrant officer, noncommissioned officer, or petty officer) UCMJ Awarded: Seven (7) days

confinement in the Brig

1513 COCKBILL, A.V. transferred to U.S. Marine Corps Brig, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

to carry out award of Commanding Officers Mast

12-19-52 0625 CONNINGTOWER, A.S., placed on report for failing to turn to at reveille

0735 CGC DURANT (WDE-389) unmoored from port side

0745 Liberty expires for the First and Second Sections. All present and accounted for except

CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL two (2) days

1940 Evening reports, department heads and restricted men to muster; all present

12-20-52 0345 Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co., Ltd

0545 Received commissary supplies from Levys Bakery

0930 Mustered duty section, all present or accounted for except

CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL three (3) days, one (1) hour, forty five (45) minutes

2200 Lights out, silence about the decks

12-21-52 0700 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0930 Mustered duty section.

CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL four (4) days, one (1) hour, forty five (45) min

2200 Lights out

12-22-52 0605 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Association Ltd., Honolulu, T.H

0800 Quarters for muster. All present or accounted for except

CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL five (5) days and fifteen (15) minutes

0915 Carried out telephone talker drill and lookout instruction

1110 Received commissary stores from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1300 Quarters, no unauthorized absentees. Held General Quarters and Gun Drill

1645 Held Fire Drill

12-23-52 0800 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees except

CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL six (6) days, fifteen (15) min.

Relieved of Radio Guard duty by USCGC. RAMSDEN (WDE-482)

1300 Quarters, all hands to muster. All present and accounted for, carried out

phone talker instruction and repair party drills

1400 Secured from drills and instructions

1455 Received from Naval Supply Center, supplies as per invoice

1540 Received supplies as per invoice

1840 Held fire drill

1850 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out silence below decks

12-24-52 0800 All hands to Quarters for muster, all present except

CORDAGE, G.T., AWOL a period of seven (7) days and fifteen (15) minutes

1050 Received commissary supplies from Mokulaia Ranch. Received exchange supplies

from Coca Cola Bottling Co

1118 CGC FORSTER (WDE-434) moored alongside to port

1545 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., reported aboard for assignment to duty and disciplinary action from

14th C.G. District order #515440 dtd 12/24/52. Subject man placed on administrative restriction

1600 Moored as before. Assumed BAKER-2 status

1630 Received GS&K supplies from Pearl Harbor Supply Depot, Honolulu, T.H.

2020 Held fire drill

12-25-52 0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

2200 Lights out

12-26-52 0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0815 Held Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except CORDAGE, G.T.,

who is now absent without leave for a period of nine (9) days and thirty (30) minutes

1813 Held fire drill on the dock

1822 Secured from Drill

1940 Evening Reports, all restricted men present

12-27-52 0450 Received commissary stores from Levys Bakery

0600 Reveille for all hands

0745 Liberty expired for all hands, all present except: CORDAGE, G.T., now AWOL for ten (10) days

0815 Received commissary stores from The Provision Co

0825 Received commissary sores from Dairymens Assn, Ltd

1000 Held Commanding Officers personnel inspection

1030 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B. placed on report for violation of UCMJ, Article 86

(Absence without leave), Article 87 (Missing Movement), and Article 134 (General Article)

1125 CORDAGE, G.T., reported aboard clean, sober and in proper uniform, having been

AWOL ten(10) days, three (3) hours and forty (40) minutes

12-28-52 0819 Held fire drill

1620 Received phone call from CCGD/14(o) alerting this vessel for possible rescue operations

rescue operations

1645 Notified by CCGD/14(o) via phone to prepare to get underway for rescue operation

1650 Notified by CCGD/14(o) via phone of cancellation of alert

2050 Transferred Seventy-five (75) lb Demolition Charges with Detonators and associated gear

to CGC BASSWOOD (WAGL-388) in accordance with CCGD/14

Dispatch via phone 290459Z Dec., 1952

2102 HATCH, W. T. GMC, departed for temporary additional duty on board the

USCGC BASSWOOD (WAGL0388) for approximately two (2) day duration for the purpose

of demolition work in accordance with verbal authority from CCGD/14(p)

2200 Lights outs

12-29-52 0000 Moored starboard side to Pier K, Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, T.H., receiving fresh water

and telephone services from shore facilities, keeping Zone +10 time on operating status

BAKER two hour standby. USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434) moored to port side of this

vessel. Vessel under operational and administrative control of CCGD/14

0600 Reveille, Commenced carrying out plan of the day

0655 USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434) departed for NAD Pearl Harbor, T.H. Slight damage

sustained forward by this vessel as a result of departure of CGC FORSTER

1000 Held Mast in case of CONNINGTOWER, A.S., awarded two (2) hours extra duty;

CORDAGE, G.T., referred to Summary Court Martial;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., referred to a Summary Court Martial

1000 Held First Aid instruction

1030 Secured from First Aid instruction

1308 Held At Sea Fire Drill

1327 Secured from fire drill

1334 Held At Sea Fire Drill

1358 Held abandon ship drill

1405 Secured from all drills, carrying out departmental instructions: Lookout Training for lookouts,

Engineering casualty instructions for Engineers, 40mm Indoctrination for gun crew,

Flag Hoist drill for Quartermasters, Towing gear indoctrination for Deck force,

Combat Information and ASW instruction for CIC personnel

1600 Secured from all instructions

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

12-30-52 0800 All hands to quarters, all present and accounted for

1040 Held first aid instruction on the dock

1135 Received commissary stores from Tai Hing Co

1300 Held collision drill

1340 Secured from general drill, carried out the following departmental instructions: engineering,

damage control; gunnery, ASW drill;, semaphore drill, seamanship

12-31-52 0225 C.G.C. FORSTER (WDE-434) moored to portside

0410 Received commissary supplies from Levys Bakery, Honolulu, T.H.

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for sections One (1) and Two (2), all returned on time

0800 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0900 QMs held flashing light drill

1020 Received aboard lb demolition charges and associated gear from

CGC BASSWOOD (WAGL-388)

1130 Received aboard commissary supplies from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1300 Held GQ and GQ (ASW) drills

1404 Held man overboard drill

1431 Secured from all drills

1435 Liberty granted to the second section to expire at 0900, 1 Jan 1953, and to

third section to expire at 0745, 2 Jan 1953

1752 Held fire drill

2200        Lights out

 

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