USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) ACTIVITY LOG

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

1-1-53 0325 COMPASSROSE, D.C., placed on report for violation of UCMJ, Article 116,

discharging fireworks in compartment C-203-L

0900 Liberty party returned with exception of CONNING, S.S.

1015 CONNING, S.S., reported aboard clean, sober and in uniform having been AWOL

one (1) hour and fifteen minutes

1210 CHAINLOCKER, F.L., returned aboard in custody of Hawaiian Armed Services Police (HASP),

having been apprehended by HASP Patrol and charged with Violation of article #134, UCMJ

Drunk and Disorderly -, CHAINLOCKEER, S.S., returned to this command for necessary action

1258 CGC FORSTER (WDE-434) unmoored from port side

1940 Held Evening Reports; all restricted men present

1-2-53 0000 Vessel in CHARLIE 24 status

0858 Underway standing out of Honolulu harbor enroute Pearl Harbor

0914 Honolulu Harbor Entrance Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard

0955 Pearl Harbor Entrance Buoy #2 abeam to starboard, close aboard

1013 Ran Pearl Harbor Degaussing Range

1034 Moored port side to Berth H2, Fuel Annex, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1102 Commenced fueling

1246 Secured from fueling, having received aboard 784 barrels (32928 gallons)

1300 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Exercised at Condition Watches

1419 Secured from drills

1448 Underway standing down South Channel enroute Berth A-14

1520 Moored port side to Berth A-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1545 Received aboard 20 Mk 10 projector charges, plaster loaded from

Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu, T.H.

1-3-53 0602 Received aboard commissary stores from Levys Bakery and from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0950 Received stores for general mess from Dairymans Assoc., LTD

1000 Received stores for general mess from Provision Co LTD

1035 Held ASW talker drill

1050 Held small arms instruction, Rifle M01, for deck force

1520 This vessel reported for Operational Control and training to ComFleTraGru and

Underway Training Element, Pearl Harbor, T.H., effective 050800W

2200 Lights out

1-4-53 0630 Reveille

0900 Liberty expired for the 2nd section, all returned on time

1000 Granted liberty to section one (1) to expire on board prior 0630 Monday, January 4, 1953

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

1-5-53 0745 Two (2) officers and seven (7) men departed for two (2) days TAD at U.S. Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, for instruction in course #346, as per training schedule FF 8-6/PH

0800 Reported for operational control to ComFleTraGru UWATE Pearl Harbor for training

0820 Sounded General Quarters drill

0900 Commenced gunnery and engineering instructions

1250 Held fire drill

1637 Held man overboard drill

1800 Set security watch

1940 Evening reports, mustered department heads, duty section and restricted men

1-6-53 0745 Enlisted personnel departed for modified Fire Fighting Course #441 and modified

Damage Control Course #401 at U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor,

in accordance with ref. FF0806 P11-1(02) serial

1130 Enlisted personnel reported aboard from Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

having completed Fire Fighting Course, #441 and Damage Control Course #401

1305 Radiomen and electronic technicians departed for FleTraGruUWATE for instruction

1500 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., placed on report for violation of

Art 92(1) UCMJ (Failure to obey order or regulation)

1535 Radiomen and electronic technicians returned aboard

1630 Two officers and nine enlisted men reported aboard having completed TAD

at Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out

1-7-53 0610 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Assoc. Ltd

0802 Held GQ (ASW) Drill

0820 Held GQ drill

0900 Received aboard commissary stores from Rico Ice Cream Company

0901 Secured from General Quarters

1102 Held Commanding Officers Mast on the following men:

CHAINLOCKER, F.L., action withheld pending further investigation;

CONNING, S.S., excused; COMPASSROSE, D.C., awarded 4 hours extra duty;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., awarded 4 hours extra duty

1130 CAMEL, W.F., placed on no duty status; diagnosis, influenza, acute

1250 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Exercises at the following drills:

General Quarters, Gun, CIC, ASW, Communication and Damage Control

1420 Secured from all drills

1435 Summary Court Case #1-53 in the case of CORDAGE, G.T., convened on board

1500 Received aboard commissary stores from U.S. Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor

1515 Summary Court Case #1-53 in the case of CORDAGE, G.T., adjourned

2107 Exercised at fire drill

2116 Secured from fire drill

1-8-53 0700 Making preparations to get underway

0732 II Section to mooring stations

0745 Underway leaving Pearl Harbor enroute operating area. Effective 070105Z,

COCKBILL, A.V., transferred administratively to 14th Coast Guard District

0812 Pearl Harbor sea buoy #1 abeam to starboard

0815 General Quarters

0830 Secured from General Quarters; conducting Damage Control, Signal, Gunnery, and CIC drills.

Services rendered by USS WANDANK (ATA-204)

1200 Underway on various courses and speeds in operating area Nan 1, conducting

radar fade chart calibration

1317 Held fire drill

1330 Secured from fire drill and radar fade chart calibration. Enroute anchorage #2 off Diamond Head

1407 Set anchorage detail, commence radar navigation exercises

1427 Let go port anchor in 45 fathoms water with 60 fathoms chain on deck. Anchor bearings:

Diamond Head L/H 0950, Aloha Tower 332.50 True

1436 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds enroute Pearl Harbor

1500 Man Overboard drill

1505 Boat #1 away

1522 Boat #1 aboard secured from drill

1550 Standing up Pearl Harbor Channel on various courses and speeds

1620 Moored port side to Pier ABLE-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1-9-53 0545 Reveille

0630 Liberty expired for Sections One (1) and Two (2) all returned on time except:

BOOTCAMP, S.E., KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., COMPANIONWAY, P.B., and COWLING, R.C.

0710 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except:

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. and COMPANIONWAY, P.B.

The above men returned aboard with the exception of COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

and placed on report for Violation of UCMJ Article 86 namely absent from the

CGC LANSING (WDE-488) without proper authority from 0630, 9 January 1953 to

0710, 9 January 1953, a period of forty (40) minutes

0715 All hands to mooring stations

0734 Underway standing down Pearl Harbor Channel

0750 Secured from mooring stations, set sea watches Section Three duty section

0751 Pearl Harbor sea buoy abeam to starboard distance fo seventy-five (75) yards

0755 Collision Drill

0756 Held fire, signal and damage control drills

0800 Underway, maneuvering on various courses and speeds to rendezvous with

USS TILEFISH (SS-306)

0811 Exercised at General Quarters ASW

0850 Rendezvoused with USS TILEFISH (SS-306). Commenced ASW runs with

USS TILEFISH (SS-306)

1200 Underway conducting ASW drills

1300 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., placed on report for Violation of Article 86 UCMJ

failing to go to Quarters on three occasions

1405 Secured from ASW General Quarters, having fired a total of two (2) 7.2, plastic loaded,

Mk 4, Mod 0 projector charges, exercises with USS TILEFISH (SS-306) completed

1415 Maneuvering to rendezvous with USS WANDANK (ATA-204)

1448 Commenced high line transfer drill with WANDANK

1505 Secured from high line transfer

1515 Maneuvering to take WANDANK in tow

1535 Commenced towing

1555 Secured towing and signal exercise with WANDANK

1600 Secured from all drills, maneuvering on various courses proceeding to Pearl Harbor

1630 BOWLINE, F.L., placed on report for violation of Article 92, UCMJ, in that

BOWLINE having knowledge of a lawful order to assist in securing lines from high-line transfer

and towing drills, an order which it was his duty to obey, did, on board the

CGC LANSING, on or about 1600, 9 January, 1953, fail to obey same

1647 Set special sea detail

1648 Pearl Harbor Channel sea buoy abeam to port, close aboard

1657 Proceeding to Berth A-14 for mooring

1715 Moored port side to Berth A-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1723 Secured from mooring stations

2200 Lights out

1-10-53 0753 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

AWOL one day, one hour, twenty five minutes

1000 Held Commanding Officers Mast on the following men: KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

for violation of Article 86, UCMJ on three counts, awarded 2 weeks restriction and

vacation of suspended sentence to Summary Court Martial case #3 reduction to the rate of PO2;

BOOTCAMP, S.E. and COWLING, R.C. for violation of Article 86 UCMJ: excused

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1105 Secured from inspection

1645 Exercised at fire drill

1652 Secured at fire drill

2200 Lights out

1-11-53 0630 Reveille

0815 Held quarters for muster, duty section all present or accounted for

0915 Mustered duty section all present

1940 Evening reports, department heads and restricted men to muster, all present

1-12-53 0545 Reveille

0555 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Association Limited

0630 Liberty expired for all hands, all present except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

who is AWOL three (3) days

0722 Set the special sea detail

0746 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out Pearl Harbor Channel

0809 Pearl Harbor buoy #One abeam to starboard close aboard enroute on various

courses and speeds for Pearl Harbor Operating Area #C-3

0931 Held Fire Drill

0955 Secured from Fire Drill

1000 Commence exercises with sleeve towing plane

1025 Commenced firing various scheduled gunnery exercises

1143 Complete all gunnery exercises with no casualties having expended the following ammunition:

390 rounds 20mm, HEI, HET and BL&P, Index N7623, Lot ZB-261-NFM-45, 524 rounds 40mm,

HET, BL&T and APT, Index N6967, Lot UV-1350-U-44 and 8 rounds 350, AAC,

Index N10138, Lot PJR-4-S-J-52

1147 Secured from General Quarters

1201 Fire in exhaust blower motor to steering engine room. All hands to GQ stations.

Fire extinguished upon securing power to motor. Cause of fire: motor froze, overheated

and insulation burned

1207 Secured form GQ stations

1215 Unable to pick up target sleeve; sleeve apparently sunk. Maneuvering on various courses

and speeds enroute to area South of Pearl Harbor in accordance with training schedule

1338 Quarters

1345 Held Prepare to Abandon Ship Drill, nearest land 3500 Mag, 17 Mi

1356 Secured from Abandon Ship Drill

1510 Exercised at emergency steering drill

1520 Secured from emergency steering drill

1533 Put #2 and #3 engines on line

1534 Set special sea detail

1545 Pearl Harbor Channel sea buoy abeam to port, close aboard, entered channel

1553 Buoy #6 abeam to starboard, close aboard

1611 Moored port side to Berth A-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1950 Received eight (8) dummy NK 10 hedgehog projectiles from USCGC RICHEY (WDE-485)

2200 Lights out

1-13-53 0545 Reveille

0630 Prepared for getting underway

0630 Liberty expired for second and third sections, no absentees

0700 Quarters for muster. All hands present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

now AWOL four (4) days thirty (30) minutes

0715 Set special sea detail

0728 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out Pearl Harbor Channel

0755 Sea buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard, proceeding to operating area Sub 10 & 11

0756 Secured special sea detail

0805 Held Fire and Rescue Drill for all hands

0818 Secured from Fire and Rescue Drill

0827 Held General Quarters

0835 Shifted to ASW General Quarters. Held signal and damage control drills

0855 Entered Submarine Operating Area S-10, commenced ASW exercises with USS CAIMAN (SS-323)

1235 Exercised at emergency steering

1243 Secured from emergency steering drill

1347 Secured from ASW General Quarters. Expended five (5) 7.2 projector charges,

head Mk 4-0 plaster-loaded, tail MK 5

1415 Exercised at breakdown status, hoisted signals accordingly

1425 Set special sea detail. Commenced approach on USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) for towing

and fueling exercises

1430 USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) maneuvering to put shot line out

1437 Shot line aboard, making preparations to be taken in tow

1444 Towing hawser aboard

1459 USS ELKHORN (AOG-7) commenced towing this vessel

1519 Cast off hawser, securing from towing operation. Commenced preparations for fueling exercise.

Proceeding to neutral operating area

1605 Commenced approach on port side of USS ELKHORN (AOG-7)

1615 Messenger aboard

1635 Fuel hose aboard and secured

1648 Secured from fueling exercise, cast off all lines. Enroute U.S. naval Station, Pearl Harbor

1720 Set special sea detail

1725 Pearl Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy #1 abeam to port, close aboard, entered channel

1749 Moored port side to Berth A-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out

1-14-53 0545 Reveille

0630 Liberty party returned on time

0700 Held Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.

0710 Set special sea detail

0729 Underway enroute operating area

0745 Pearl Harbor Channel Lighted Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard. Secured special sea detail

0835 Held Steering Casualty drill

0855 Held Fire Drill

0915 Commenced Engineering Casualty Drills in area south of Diamond Head

1200 Underway as before, enroute Pearl Harbor Submarine Areas S7 and S8 to rendezvous

with USS CABEZON (SS-334)

1220 Exercised at General Quarters ASW stations

1301 Commenced Hedge Hog attacks on CABEZON

1555 Secured from ASW Drills having expended 13, 7.2 plaster loaded projectiles.

CABEZON services completed

1616 Held General Quarters for Damage Control and Engineering personnel

1637 Secured from all drills underway for Pearl Harbor

1654 Pearl Harbor buoy #2 abeam to starboard, close aboard

1712 Moored starboard side to CGC VANCE (WDE-487) outboard of Berth A-14

1730 Liberty granted to Sections One (1) and Two (2) to expire on board prior to 0630 15 January 1953

1940 Evening reports, department heads and restricted men to muster, all present

1-15-53 0545 Reveille

0630 Liberty expired for Sections One (1) and Two (2), all returned on time except

COMPANIONWAY, P.B., who is now AWOL for six (6) days

0720 Set special sea detail and mooring stations

0730 Underway standing out of Pearl Harbor Channel on various courses and speeds

0753 Secured mooring stations and special sea detail

0756 Passed Sea buoy 1 to starboard distant 100 yds

0800 Underway as before enroute to operating area NAN #1

0820 All hands to general Quarters

0850 Maneuvering on various courses, commencing firing runs on surface target furnished by

USS WANDANK (ATA-204) making following type runs: Z-1-George, EP-2-George,

EP-5-George, EP-9-George and X-9-George

1150 Secured from firing runs and General Quarters. Secured USS WANDANK (ATA-204).

Following number of rounds and amount of ammunition expended: 67-350 AAC;

60 rounds 40mm-HET-APT-BLT; 40 rounds 20mm-HEI-HET-BLP

1200 All engines ahead standard, 340 RPM, enroute operating area VICTOR #1

1300 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speed to rendezvous with

USS SUNNADIN (ATA-197) in V-1 operating area

1310 Rendezvoused with USS SUNNADIN (ATA-197)

1312 Exercised at General Quarters. Commenced firing exercise Z-13-G against drone targets

1450 Completed firing exercises. Expended the following amount of ammunition: 12-3/50 AAC;

324 40mm HET, APT, & BL&T and 290 20mm HEI, HET, and BL&P

1510 Departed V-1 operating area, enroute Pearl Harbor

1515 Exercises at General Quarters for all engineering and damage control personnel

1608 Secured from General Quarters

1642 Set special sea detail

1645 Pearl Harbor Channel Buoy abeam to port, close aboard, entered Pearl Harbor Channel

1707 Moored port side to Berth A-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1925 Held evening reports

1-16-53 0545 Reveille

0630 Liberty expired, no absentees

0700 Quarters, all present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

AWOL seven (7) days and thirty (30) minutes

0720 Set special sea detail

0723 CAPT COLLETT, USN and UWATE observers aboard for battle problem

0729 Underway standing out of Pearl Harbor

0733 Placed all engines on line

0736 Sea buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard

0745 Secured special sea detail

0755 Exercised at General Quarters drill

0801 Commenced battle problem

0900 Checked magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal.

Checked and accounted for all small arms

0901 Secured from battle problem

0928 Set special sea detail

0937 Passed Pearl harbor Sea Buoy #1 abeam to port distant 100 yards, standing up

Pearl harbor Channel

0954 Set mooring stations

1001 Moored port side to Berth Able-14, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1015 Secured mooring stations and special sea detail

1015 Commenced the Battle Problem Critique conducted by CAPT COLLETT USN

1100 Adjourned from the Battle Problem Critique

1105 CAPT COLLETT USN and observers ashore

1245 Set special sea detail and unmooring detail

1310 Underway standing out of Pearl Harbor Channel

1329 Passed Pearl Harbor sea buoy #1 abeam to starboard distant 75 yards, enroute to

Honolulu Harbor

1418 Passed Honolulu Harbor entrance buoy #1 close aboard to port

1450 Moored starboard side to CGC RICHEY (WDE-485) at Berth KING, C.G. Base, Sand Island,

Honolulu, T.H.

1510 Secured special sea detail and mooring stations

1530 Liberty granted to Section One (1) to expire on board prior to 0900 18 January 1953 and

to Section Three (3) to expire on board prior to 0900 17 January 1953.

Ships complement paid this date.JOC

2230 In accordance with ComFleTraGruUWATE message 170048Z, completed training and reported

to CCGD 14 for operational control. Assumed status DOG

1-17-53 0000 CRADLE, S.R., returned aboard in the custody of the Hawaiian Aramed Services Police for

Violation of UCMJ Article 134: Conduct prejudice to good order and discipline of

the Armed Forces as per HASP report #705A

0630 Reveille

0630 CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., returned aboard in the custody of the Hawaiian Armed Services Police

for Violation of UCMJ Article 134: Conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline of

the Armed Forces as per HASP report #907

0930 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

who is now AWOL 8 days, 2 hours and 30 minutes

2200 Lights out

1-18-53 0630 Reveille

0815 Mustered duty section, all present or accounted for except COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

now AWOL for a period of nine (9) days, one (1) hour and (45) forty-five minutes

1-19-53 0200 SWITCHBOARD, E.P., placed on report for Violation of Article #134 UCMJ, in that

SWITCHBOARD did, on or about 0200, 19 January 1953, wrongfully appear on board

CGC LANSING without his uniform (in civilian clothes).

0415 Received commissary stores from Loves Bread Co

0520 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Assn

0600 Reveille for all hands

0745 Liberty expired for all hands; all present or accounted for except: COMPANIONWAY, P.B.,

now AWOL about ten (10) days

0850 COMPANIONWAY, P.B., reported aboard clean, sober and in uniform having been

AWOL since 0630, 9 January 1953, a period of ten (10) days, two hours and twenty minutes

0942 Set special sea detail

1013 Underway enroute to Hawaiian Dredging Co, Honolulu, T.H.

1030 Moored port side to Hawaiian Dredging Co, Ltd, Pier 41

1045 Secured special sea detail

2200 Lights out

1-20-53 0600 Reveille

0800 Quarters for muster, all hands present or accounted for

0810 Received commissary supplies from the Provision Co. Ltd, Honolulu, T.H.

1105 Received engineering spare parts from C.G. Supply Depot, Sand Island, T.H. as per

Fairbanks Morse & Co., Beloit, Wis. Invoice

1133 Received stores for general mess from Levys Bakery, Honolulu, T.H.

1300 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of the following named men:

CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., violation of Article 134 UCMJ, Case deferred pending receipt

of further information;

COMPANIONWAY, P.B., violation of Article 86, UCMJ, awarded: referred to

Summary Court Martial;

CRADLE, S.R., violation of Article 134, UCMJ, Awarded: Seven (7) days restriction

to the limits of the USCGC LANSING (WDE-488), such restriction suspended; and

SWITCHBOARD, E.P., violation of Article 134, UCMJ, Awarded: excused

2200 Taps, lights out

1-21-53 0600 Reveille

0800 Mustered all hands for quarters; no unauthorized absentees except

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. Subject man placed on report for violation of Article 134,

UCMJ, failure to make the 0800 muster

1300 All hands to Quarters, all present or accounted for except

DEGAUSSING, E.G., placed on report for violation of the

Uniform Code of Military Justice Article 134

2200 Lights out, silence below decks

1-22-53 1130 Captains Mast held in case of DEGAUSSING, E.G., for violation of UCMJ Article 134,

subject man excused

1250 Received commissary stores from NSC, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1430 Held Summary Court Martial in case COMPANIONWAY, P.B.

Court adjourned to await action by the convening authority

1630 Granted liberty to Sections One (1) and Two (2) to expire n board prior to 0745 23 January 1953

1-23-53 0600 Reveille. Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd

0745 Liberty expired for Sections One (1) and Three (3), all returned on time

0815 Quarters for Commanding Officers personnel inspection

1400 Inspection of Communication Department

2200 Lights out

1-24-53 0000 Moored port side to Pier 41, Hawaiian Dredging Co. Ltd, Honolulu, T.H., receiving fresh water

and telephone service from shore facilities. Vessel on operational status DOG

1-25-53 0630 Held Reveille, commenced carrying out holiday routine

2200 Lights out

1-26-53 1005 Special Court Martial #1-53 convened in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

1050 Special Court Martial #1-53 adjourned

1305 Held instruction on boarding, for all boarding officers and Petty Officers

1420 Secured from boarding instruction

2200 Lights out silence about decks

1-27-53 1819 Held fire drill

1940 Evening reports, department heads and restricted men to muster, all present

1-28-53 0330 Received commissary supplies from Levys Bakery

0845 Received commissary supplies from Ala Moana Produce Co

0852 Received commissary supplies from Dairymans Association LTD

0906 Received aboard commissary stores from Chun Chong Co Ltd

1-29-53 1005 A Special Court Martial #1-53 reconvened in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

1105 Special Court adjourned

1146 Received 20,000 rounds .22 caliber ammunition from C.G. Supply Center, Sand Island

1330 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of: CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., charged with

violation of Article #134, UCMJ, i.e. conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline

of the Armed Forces. Awarded: Restriction to the limit of CGC LANSING for a period

of two (2) weeks, such restriction to commence as of 21 January 1953

1345 Special Court Martial reconvened

1611 Secured Special Court Martial in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

1630 Liberty granted Sections One and Two until 0745, 30 January 1953

1940 Held Evening Reports, all restricted men present

1-30-53 0340 Received commissary stores from Levys Bakery

0600 Reveille for all hands

1900 Assumed status BAKER-two

2200 Lights outs

1-31-53 0600 Reveille

0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0745 Liberty party returned, no absentees

0810 Set special sea detail

0840 Underway shifting berth

0853 Moored starboard side to Berth MIKE, C.G. Base, Sand Island, T.H.

1000 Held Commanding Officers weekly inspection of the ship

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

2-1-53 0630 Reveille, commenced carrying out holiday routine

0800 Assumed radio guard duties Relieved USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434)

1030 Shifted ship from berth MIKE NAN to Marginal Wharf

2200 Lights out silence about decks

2-2-53 0000 Moored starboard side to Marginal Pier, U.S. Army Base, Sand Island, Honolulu.

Receiving fresh water and phone service from shore. Vessel in BAKER TWO (2)

status under operational control of Commander 14th Coast Guard District, Honolulu, T.H.

0856 Western Inspectors under command of CAPTAIN W.W. HARWOOD USCG aboard

0900 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal.

Checked and accounted for all small arms

0940 Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd

1000 Commanding Officer in company with the Western Area Inspector conducted

inspection of the ship

1225 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Association Ltd

1230 Set the special sea detail

1250 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out Honolulu Harbor

1301 Honolulu Harbor entrance buoys abeam close aboard

1324 Held fire drill

1345 Held man overboard drill, put #1 boat in the water

1431 Held steering casualty drill

1451 Held abandon ship drill

1530 Held General Quarters drill. Above drills held in area south of Honolulu

1615 Set the special sea detail

1630 Honolulu Harbor entrance buoy #1 abeam to port, close aboard

1647 Moored port side to Marginal Pier, U.S. Army Base, Sand Island, T.H., secured the

special sea detail

1659 Western inspection party under the command of CAPT C. W. HARWOOD USCG ashore

1705 Liberty granted to Sections Two (2) and Three (3) to expire on board prior to 0745 3 February 1953

1940 Held evening reports, restricted men and department heads to muster, all present

2-3-53 1045 Commenced Dock trial on #4 main engine

1134 Completed dock trial

1300 Liberty granted to the first and third sections to expire on board prior to 0745, 4 January 1953.

1335 Received aboard deck supplies from Coast Guard Supply Depot, Sand Island as per invoice

1940 Evening reports, mustered department heads and restricted men

2200 Lights out

2-4-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0900 Inspected Magazines and smokeless powder samples; Compartment A0404-M, A-406-M and

A0407-M are damp due to leaky main sprinkler valve. All small arms accounted for

1245 Quarters; all present or accounted for. Held Search and Rescue Instructions for all hands

1305 Received commissary stores from Naval Supply center per invoice

1345 Liberty granted section Two to Expire on board prior 0745, 5 February 1953

1430 Approximately 1 salt water found in bilges of compartment A0492-C (lower sound room),

source of water unknown. Damage Controlmen pumping out water to determine source

1640 Liberty granted section ONE to expire on board prior 0745, 5 Feb. 1953

2-5-53 0345 Received commissary supplies from Levys Bakery per invoice

0600 Reveille for all hands

0615 CROWSNEST, L.P., reported aboard in custody of Hawaiian Armed Services Police having

previously been apprehended for violation of Sec 11771.01 SLH 49 (Disorderly Person).

CROWSNEST placed on report for violation of article #134, UCMJ, Conduct to the prejudice

and good order of the Armed Forces on the basis of Case Number; HASP 211, and

HPD F037304 of 4 February 1953

0900 Magazines inspected, conditions dry and normal except magazines A04940M, A-406-M,

A-407-M, are damp due to leaky sprinkler valve

1305 Commanding Officer held Mast in case of CROWSNEST, L.P., violation of UCMJ Article 134,

Conduct to prejudice of good order of the Armed Forces, awarded Summary Court Martial,

place on administrative restriction until Court convenes

2200 Lights out

2-6-53 0930 Mustered all hands on dock for Personnel Inspection, no unauthorized absentees

1050 Received commissary stores for general mess from Ala Moana Produce Co., Honolulu, T.H.

as per invoice

1253 Held inport collision drill followed by general quarters and gun drill

1640 Held inport Fire Drill

2200 Lights out all secure

2-7-53 0900 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition dry and normal

except for leak in magazine sprinkling system in Compartment A-407-MT

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

2-8-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Mustered duty section, all present and accounted for

1940 Held evening reports; mustered department heads and restricted men, all present

2200 Lights out, all secure

2-9-53 0410 Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co., Ltd

0504 Power failure to number one (1) generator, due to overload

0511 Switched to generator number two (2), regained power

0520 Power failure on number two (2) generator

0546 Regained all power

0600 Reveille

0903 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association Ltd as per bill

0921 Class A fire reported in B3

0922 Fire extinguished no damage

0930 Received aboard 3000 gallons of lubricating oil from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor

1320 Summary Court Martial in the case of CROWSNEST, L.P., convened on board

1430 Summary Court Martial adjourned to await action of convening authority

1530 Received aboard commissary stores from Shiraki Bros as per bill

2200 Lights out

2-10-53 0345 Received aboard commissary stores from Levys Bakery as per bill

0750 Set Special Sea Detail

0800 Received aboard commissary stores from Produce Distributor as per bill

0832 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of harbor enroute to position south

of Diamond Head Light to calibrate direction finder

0848 Honolulu Harbor Lighted Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard

0853 Secured the Special Sea Detail

0935 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to calibrate ships radio direction finder

1130 Secured from RDF calibration

1245 Holding boat drill number one (1) boat lowered away

1402 Secured from boat drill, number one (1) boat aboard

1430 Exercising at man overboard drill

1500 Secured from man overboard drill

1516 Honolulu Harbor entrance buoy #1 chose aboard to port, standing into Honolulu Harbor

1515 First line ashore to pier NAN, U.S. Army Base

1531 Moored Marginal Wharf, Pier NAN, Honolulu, T.H.

1630 Liberty granted Sections One and Two until 0745, 11 Feb 1953

1940 Held evening reports, all restricted men present

2-11-53 1405 Received on board commissary supplies from Ala Moana Produce Co. per invoice

1525 Received commissary supplies from Rands Produce Co. per invoice

2200 Lights out

2-12-53 0600 Reveille, commenced preparations for getting underway

0745 Liberty party returned, no absentees

0750 Quarters for muster, all hands present or accounted for

0810 Set Special Sea Detail

0855 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu Harbor, enroute to area

south of Oahu to conduct drills and compensate compass

0912 Sea buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard, departed channel, secured special sea detail

0926 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds in area South of Oahu. Exercised at Ditch

and Rescue Drill

0950 Boat #1 waterborne

1000 Boat #2 waterborne

1015 Tested 15 man rubber boats, exercises at lifesaving drills

1038 Secured from Ditch and Rescue Drill

1040 Held swim call

1200 Underway, drifting as before with engine rooms on immediate standby status

1205 Boat #1 hoisted aboard

1210 Underway, maneuvering on various courses and speeds to pick up Boat #2

1215 Boat #2 alongside, hoisted aboard

1255 Commenced swinging ship operation to compensate magnetic compass

1400 Held quarters for all hands, no unauthorized absentees

1448 Secured from compass compensation

1520 Set Special Sea Detail, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing

into Honolulu Harbor

1524 Honolulu lighted buoy #1 abeam to port, close aboard

1526 Set mooring stations

1535 Moored portside to Pier Nan, C.G. Base, Sand Island, T.H.

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

2-13-53 0800 Mustered all hands at quarters for Colors, no unauthorized absentees

1035 Inspection party with RADM PERKINS, CAPT CARLSTEDT, ENS MOUSBEY aboard

1045 Commenced Admirals personnel inspection

1105 Secured from Admirals personnel inspection

1115 Commenced Admirals ships inspection

1155 Secured from Admirals ships inspection

1300 RADM PERKINS, CAPT CARLSTEDT, ENS MOUSBEY departed ship

2200 Lights out silence about decks

2-14-53 1000 Liberty granted to Section Three (3) to expire on board prior to 0745 16 February 1953

2200 Lights out silence about the deck

2-15-53 0630 Reveille

0900 Liberty returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to the First Section to expire on board prior to 0745, 16 February 1953

2200 Lights out

2-16-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Assume operational status C-12

1200 DEADWEIGHT, D.B., failed to report from authorized leave, now considered AWOL

1400 Published finds of Summary Court Martial, Case #3-53, in the case of CROWSNEST, L.P.,

Spec 1, Chg 1 plea guilty, finding Guilty, sentence: To forfeit $50.00 per month for one month and

to be restricted to the limits of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter LANSING (WDE-488) for twenty days.

Action of the convening authority: Sentence approved and suspended for six months at which time,

unless the suspension is sooner vacated, the sentence will be remitted without further action

1405 Received GSK stores from Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor per invoice

1440 Received GSK stores from U.S. Coast Guard Supply Depot per invoice

2320 DEADWEIGHT, D.B., reported aboard clean, sober and in uniform having been AWOL for

eleven hours and twenty minutes

2-17-53 0855 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Assn per invoice

1045 Received commissary supplies from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1400 Liberty granted to the third section to expire prior to 0745, 18 February 1953

1630 Liberty granted to the second section to expire prior to 0745, 18 Feb 1953

2200 Lights out

2-18-53 0730 LTJG HATCH, LTJG DOOR, and ENS PUMP departed this unit for

U.S. Naval Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, Oahu for temporary additional duty of

approximately three (3) days duration in connection with instruction in Voice Radio, Course #710

0731 Nine (9) enlisted men departed this unit for U.S. Naval Training Center, Pearl Harbor, Oahu,

for temporary additional duty of approximately three (3) days duration in connection with

instruction in Voice Radio, Course #710

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters for Colors; no unauthorized absentees. Commenced

training indoctrination schedule for all hands

1000 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of DEADWEIGHT, D.B., for violation of Article 86,

UCMJ (Absent Over Leave) for a period of eleven (11) hours and twenty (20) minutes,

award: excused

1101 Assumed radio guard duties from USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434)

1130 USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434) relieve this vessel of radio guard duties

1300 Held quarters for all hands, no unauthorized absentees. Resumed training indoctrination exercises

1620 Secured from training indoctrination exercises. The following exercises were completed

this date including the number completed: Seamanship (8), Gunnery (9), Small Arms (4),

Damage Control (6), Chemical Attack (5), First Aid (6), Steering Engine Casualty (5),

Signal (10) and Military Etiquette

2200 Lights out, all secure

2-19-53 0800 Mustered all hands at quarters for Colors. Mustered Landing Force party, carried out

Infantry Drill. Relieved USCGC FORSTER (WDE)434) of radio guard duties

0905 Secured from Infantry Drill

1020 Received stores from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor as per invoice

1322 Held inport Collision Drill

1328 Secured from Collision Drill

1335 Held inport Fire Drill

1342 Secured from Fire Drill

2200 Lights out silence about deck

2-20-53 0000 Moored port side to berth NAN U.S. Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, Honolulu T.H.

receiving fresh water sand phone service from shore. Vessel in status

CHARLIE-(12) TWELVE under administrative and operational control of C14thCGC

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1145 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

1545 The following named men reported aboard from temporary additional duty,

U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T.H. in connection with course of instruction

number 710: LTJG HATCH, LTJG DOOR, and ENS PUMP

1630 Nine (9) enlisted men returned from three (3) day temporary additional duty at

U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. in completion of course #710

2200 Lights out, silence about the deck

2-21-53 0400 Received commissary supplies from Levys Baker per invoice and from Loves Biscuit and

Bead Co per invoice

0800 Assumed status DOG

0900 Inspected Magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal,

compartments #A-404, 406, 407-M still damp

1940 Held evening reports

2-22-53 0700 Reveille for all hands; carried out Sunday routine

1600 LCDR ADAMS departed for office COMWESTAREA, San Francisco, Cal. for TAD

2200 Lights out

2-23-53 0700 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0800 Colors, full dressed ship in compliance with C14CGD and C.G. Regs

1833 Sunset, secured from Full Dress Ship

2-24-53 0730 Five (5) officers and nine (9) men departed for U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor

for ASW Training

1130 ASW party returned from instruction course, USN Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1300 Held small arms instruction

1530 Received commissary stores for general mess from Naval Supply Depot, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

per invoice

2200 Lights out, all secure

2-25-53 0400 Received stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit and Bread Company, Ltd as per invoice

0600 Reveille

0800 Commenced ships indoctrination training program

0802 Relieved USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434) of radio guard duties

0810 Range party departed for pistol range, Sand Island, T.H. for indoctrination firing

0950 Range party returned from pistol range

1300 Held quarters for muster, continued ships indoctrination training

1320 Number three generator secured due to becoming air bound

1340 Number three generator back in operation

2200 Lights out silence below deck. The following drills and instructions were held this day:

Seamanship Instruction (11), Emergency Steering Drill (6), First Aid Instruction (6),

Signaling Drill (12), Damage Control Drill (20), Military Etiquette (6)

2-26-53 0600 Reveille

0600 Received ALERT on tidal wave from C14/CGD, making preparation for getting underway

0750 Alert on tidal wave secured

0800 Five (5) officers and six (6) men departed this unit for training at Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor

1140 All men attending U.S. Fleet Training Center this date returned aboard

1305 General Quarters; held collision drill and 3/50 cal loading drill

1400 Convened Narcotics and Alcohol Board; inventory taken; all alcohol and narcotics accounted for

2200 Lights out, silence about the deck

2-27-53 0400 Received commissary supplies from Levys Bakery on invoice

0410 Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit and Bred Co., Ltd on invoice

0530 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Assoc. Ltd on invoice

0915 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association Ltd as per bill

0925 All hands mustered on the dock for personnel inspection

0940 Secured from personnel inspection

1200 Received aboard commissary stores from the Ala Moana Produce To as per bill

1300 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Sailing date for Sangley Point P.I.

published tentatively as 1 April 1953

1330 Received aboard commissary stores from Shiraki Bros as per invoice

2200 Lights out

2-28-53 0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

2030 LCDR ADAMS reported aboard from temporary additional duty with

COMWESTAREA, San Francisco, Cal

3-1-53 0800 Assumed status BAKER-TWO

2200 Lights out

3-2-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for second and third sections, KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., failed to return,

now AWOL

0900 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., returned aboard clean, sober and in proper uniform having been

AWOL since 0745, 2 March 1953, placed on report for violation of UCMJ, Art. 86,

in that KNEEKNOCKER did, on or about 0745, 2 March 1953, without proper authority,

absent himself from his unit, to wit: USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) located at Berth NAN,

C.G. Base, Sand Island, T.H. and did remain so absent until on or about 0900, 2 March 1953.

1030 Held payday for all hands

1330 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., for violation

of Article 86, UCMJ; awarded: excused

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

3-3-53 0415 Received stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit & Bread Co., LTD as per sales slip

0600 Reveille

0730 LTJG HATCH, LTJG DOOR, ENS PUMP departed for approximately two (2) days

temporary additional duty at Emergency Ship Handling School, Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor

0815 CDR THOMAS, Western Inspector aboard

1450 CDR THOMAS, Western Inspector departed vessel

2200 Lights out, silence below decks

3-4-53 0730 Twenty-four (24) enlisted men departed for U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor,

to attend firefighting school

0745 Liberty expired for section one (1) and two (2). All hands returned on time except

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. absent over leave as of this time and date

0800 Commenced ships inport training program

0800 Relieved of radio guard by CGC FORSTER (WDE-434)

1615 Secured from in port training program

1640 Twenty-four enlisted men returned from US Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1645 LTJG HATCH, LTJG DOOR, and ENS PUMP returned from US Fleet Training Center

in completion of Emergency Ship Handling Course #607

2200 Lights out, all secure

3-5-53 0725 Twenty-four (24) enlisted men departed for temporary additional duty at U.S. Fleet Training Center

for Fire Fighting instruction

0745 Liberty expired for Sections Two 2) and Three (3); all returned on time except

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. now AOL for one (1) day

1200 Received aboard general supplies from Naval Supply center, Pearl Harbor per invoices

1500 CDR THOMAS, USCG, Western Inspector, aboard

1525 Received aboard commissary stores from Naval Supply center, Pearl Harbor per invoices

1535 CDR THOMAS, USCG, Western Inspector, ashore

1632 Twenty-four (24) enlisted men reported aboard from Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor

2200 Lights out

3-6-53 0435 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd as per bill

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

who is now absent without leave for a period of two (2) days

0910 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Assn per invoice

0940 Received deck stores from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, as per invoice

1045 Commanding Officer held ships inspection

1105 Secured from Rifle range training

1320 Rifle Range party departed for instructions

1530 Rifle Range party returned

2000 Held Evening Reports

3-7-53 0510 LINECROSSING, C.E., and CATFALL, O.A., reported aboard in custody of HASP

having been previously apprehended and charged with violation of Article 134, UCMJ (S1)

0630 Reveille for all hands

1140 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Assoc Ltd

2200 Lights out

3-8-53 0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0930 Liberty expired for the second section, all returned on time except for KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

who has been absent without leave for a period of four (4) days and one and one-half (1 ) hours

1000 Liberty was granted to the first section to expire on board prior to 0745, 9 March 1953

except for men designated for range party whose liberty will expire prior 0100 9 March 1953

2200 Taps, all secure

3-9-53 0100 Liberty expired for all men going to the range, all returned on time

0600 Reveille

0615 ENS PUMP departed for temporary additional duty of approx. five (5) days duration as

Range Officer, U.S. Rifle Range, Puuloa Point, Oahu, T.H. Twenty-three men departed

for temporary additional duty of approximately five (5) days duration for U.S. Rifle Range,

Puuloa Point, Oahu, T.H.

0745 LTJG DOOR departed for temporary additional duty of two (2) weeks duration in connection

with course of instruction Shallow Water Diving Equipment, U.S. Submarine Base,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. Two (2) men departed for temporary additional duty of approx. two (2) weeks

duration in connection with course of instruction Shallow Water Diving Equipment,

US Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters for Colors; no unauthorized absentees except

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., who has been absent without leave for a period of five (5) days

and fifteen (15) minutes. Assumed CHARLIE TWELVE (12) status

1315 Officers conducted small arms firing at Sand Island pistol range

1432 Officers secured from small arms firing

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

3-10-53 0320 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., returned aboard, out of uniform, in custody of HASP patrolman #443,

after being absent without leave for a period of five (5) days, nineteen (19) hours

thirty five (35) minutes

1055 Received aboard commissary stores from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor as per invoice

1130 One man departed for approximately 2 weeks temporary additional duty at

Shallow Water Diving School, Pearl Harbor

2200 Lights out

3-11-53 0555 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association Ltd as per bill

0600 Reveille

0850 Received aboard office supplies from 14th Coast Guard District Supply Depot per invoice

0930 Received commissary supplies from Nesbitt Bottling Co. of Hawaii as per invoice

0945 Received engineering supplies from the Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland as per invoices

1205 ENS PUMP returned from temporary additional duty at the US Rifle Range,

Puuloa Point, Oahu, T.H.

1300 Captains Mast held in case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., for violation of UCMJ Article 86,

referred to Summary Court Martial

1600 Boiler and evaporator instruction held this date

2200 Lights out

3-12-53 0745 Liberty expired for Sections One (1) and Three (3), all returned on time except DAVIT, C.M.

0930 DAVIT, C.M., reported aboard clean, sober and in uniform having been AWOL for one hour

and forty-five minutes

2000 Held Evening Reports all restricted men present

3-13-53 1030 Commenced Commanding Officers inspection of ship

1120 Secured from inspection

1300 Quarters, all hands present or accounted for except BOOTCAMP, S.E.

1305 Search of ship for BOOTCAMP, S.E., conducted, ascertained to be AWOL as of 1300,

13 March 1953, placed on report for violation of UCMJ Article 86

1315 Summary Court Martial convened in case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.

1435 Summary Court Martial adjourned to await convening authority action

1540 Twenty three (23) men returned aboard having completed TAD at U.S. Naval Rifle Range,

Puuloa Point, Oahu, T.H.

1743 BOOTCAMP, S.E., returned aboard in proper uniform having been AWOL since 1300 this date

2200 Lights out

3-14-53 0415 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery Co

0630 Reveille

1200 LTJG DOOR returned aboard from temporary additional duty, U.S. Submarine base,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. Three men reported aboard from temporary additional duty,

U.S. Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out, all secure

3-15-53 0800 This vessel relieved USCGC RICHEY (WDE-485) of radio guard duties

2200 Lights out silence about decks

3-16-53 0750 Twelve (12) men departed to report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training center,

Pearl Harbor, for telephone talker course C-3

0800 Assumed status DOG

1340 Received supplies from Hawaiian Gas Products LTD per invoice

1620 Twelve men returned from Fleet Training center, Pearl Harbor

2200 Lights out

3-17-53 0720 Twelve (12) men departred for Telephone Talker School, Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0900 Received aboard commissary stores from Chun Chong Co. as per bill and from

Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor as per invoice

1140 Received aboard commissary stores from Ala Moana Produce Co as per bill

1305 Exercises at General Quarters

1330 Secured from drills

1540 Received aboard laundry supplies from Mid Pacific Soap and Supply co as per bill

1615 Twelve men returned from Telephone Talker School, Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor

2200 Lights out

3-18-53 0650 Singled up all mooring lines, making preparation for getting underway

0815 Set Special Sea Detail

0847 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu Harbor

0904 Honolulu entrance buoy #1 abeam to starboard

1033 Exercises at General Quarters, conducted ASW, Gunnery, Damage Control, Signal and

Naval Maneuvering Drills

1155 Secured from General Quarters, set War Cruising Watches

1200 Underway in company with USCGC DURANT (WDE-489) OTC, carrying out

provisions of COM14CG Dist. Operation Order #21-53

1355 Commenced making preparations for high line transfer

1425 USCGC DURANT (WDE-489) close aboard to port, commenced high line transfer exercise

1432 Personnel transfer chair passed to CGC DURANT (WDE-489)

1445 Secured from exercise, completed COM14CG Dist. Operation Order #21-53

1541 Set Special Sea Detail

1549 Honolulu Entrance Buoy #1 abeam to port, close aboard

1609 Moored port side to Berth NAN, U.S. Coast Guard Base, Sand Island, Honolulu, T.H.,

resumed status DOG and Radio Guard

1940 Held Evening Reports all restricted men present. Summary Court Martial Case No. 4-53 re

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., held on 13 March 1953 approved and ordered executed this date

by Convening Authority Sentence: To forfeit $50.00 per month for one month and to be

restricted to the limits of the CGC LANSING for 20 days

3-19-53 0415 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery Co., LTD per invoices

0630 Three officers and five men departed for Pearl Harbor for one day temporary additional duty

0740 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Assn per invoice

0800 Quarters for muster all present or accounted for except KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.

A thorough search of the vessel made by MAA to no avail. KNEEKNOCKER now

considered AWOL

1302 Held locker inspection

1415 Exercised at breeches buoy drill

2200 Lights out

3-20-53 0210 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., reported aboard, clean, sober and in proper uniform having been

AWOL since 0800, 19 March 1953

0800 Quarters for muster, all hands present or accounted for except KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.

0805 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., located aboard, placed on report for violation of Article 86,

UCMJ, failure to make muster

1030 Held Commanding Officers ships inspection

1105 Received supplies from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with invoices

1300 Held quarters for all hands. Held boat drill (2). Commanding Officers Mast held in the case

of BOOTCAMP, S.E. for violation of Article 86, UCMJ, who did on or about

1300, 13 March 1953 without proper authority, absent himself from this unit.

Awarded: dismissed. An investigation was held in the case of

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., and subject man was placed in custody of Brig,

Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for safe keeping

1354 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., departed this unit in custody for Brig, Marine Barracks,

U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for safekeeping pending completion of investigation of charges

1436 Received commissary stores aboard from Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. as per invoice

1510 One officer and one man returned aboard after putting KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

in custody of brig Officer, Marine Barracks, US Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out, all secure

3-21-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Vessel assumed BAKER TWO status. Relieved USCGC RICHEY (WDE-485) of

radio guard duties

2000 Held evening reports. All present and accounted for

2200 Lights out silence about decks

3-22-53 1200 BOOTCAMP, S.E., placed on report for violating Article 91 UCMJ disobeying a petty officer

1942 Held fire drill

1947 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out

3-23-53 0400 Received commissary supplies from Loves Biscuit & Bread Co. Ltd

0525 Received commissary supplies from Dairymens Association, LTD

0950 Received aboard engineering supplies from CG Supply Depot as per invoices

1300 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Held ASW drill, telephone talker

instruction, and gunnery instruction

1550 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., delivered aboard from Marine Brig, Pearl Harbor

2200 Lights out

3-24-53 1105 Commanding Officer held Mast in case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.,

for violation of UCMJ Article 86, two counts and Article 134

1310 COMPANIONWAY, P.B., departed for CG Base, Sand Island, T.H. for

Board of Medical Survey and necessary test for chronic sea-sickness

2200 Lights out

3-25-53 0430 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery LTD

0600 Reveille, commenced preparations for getting underway

0700 Liberty party returned on time

0715 Set special sea detail

0732 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu Harbor

0751 Honolulu channel entrance buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard, departed channel

enroute to sub areas 7 & 8

0755 Exercises at BQ Drill

0810 Rendezvoused with USS CAIMAN (SS-323)

0946 Secured from General Quarters with exception of ASW personnel, conducting ASW exercises

with USS CAIMAN (SS-323), maneuvering on various courses and speeds

1225 Secured ASW exercises

1315 Exercised at General Quarters

1340 Rendezvoused with USS WANDANK (ATA-204), commenced maneuvering on various

courses and speeds to carry out gunnery firing exercise

1410 Commenced firing exercise SGD-3

1420 Completed firing exercise. Expended a total of ten (10) rounds of 3/50 AAC

ammunition (SPDN 3417, 10138) with no casualties

1505 Secured from general quarters, set sea watch

1600 Underway, maneuvering on various courses and speeds, standing into Honolulu Harbor

1624 Set special sea detail

1650 Moored starboard side to Berth KING-LOVE, USCG Base, Sand Island, T.H.

Vessel assumed BAKER TWO status

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

3-26-53 0800 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees. Relived

USCGC NEWELL (WDE-422) of all radio guard duties

0930 Received aboard commissary supplies as per invoice

1302 Held General Quarters Drill

1327 Secured from General Quarters Drill

1330 Held Abandon Ship Drill

1350 Secured from Abandon Ship Drill

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

3-27-53 0755 Relieved of radio guard by CGC NEWELL (WDE-422)

0758 All lines aboard, underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu Harbor

0800 Vessel assumed status CHARLIE TWENTY FOUR (24)

0830 All engines ahead standard 265 RPM enroute to US Navy Fuel Annex, Pearl Harbor

0847 Pearl Harbor entrance buoy #1 abeam close aboard to port, maneuvering on various courses

and speeds entering Pearl Harbor

0905 Crossed degaussing range, degaussing satisfactory

0921 Moored starboard side to Berth H-3, U.S. Naval Fuel Annex, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0935 Commenced taking on fuel

1005 Convened Summary Court Martial in case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W.

1035 Adjourned Summary court Martial in case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., pending action

of Convening Authority

1055 Secured taking on fuel, received 45,822 gallons

1134 All lines aboard, underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Pearl Harbor

1220 Pearl Harbor entrance buoy #1 passed close abeam to starboard. Enroute to Honolulu Harbor

1304 Honolulu Harbor entrance buoy passed close abeam to port

1318 Moored starboard side to Pier KING, Sand Island, in status CHARLIE-24

1422 Conducted personnel inspection of ships complement

2200 Lights out

3-28-53 0530 Power failure switching generators

0542 Regained power

0630 Reveille

1300 BOWPAINTER, S.B., placed on report for violation UCMJ Article 91,

willful disobedience to a petty officer and Article 86, leaving place of duty without proper authority

1310 BOWPAINTER, S.B., returned aboard having been absent from place of duty for a period

of ten minutes

1315 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Assn as per bill

2200 Lights out

3-29-53 1229 CGC RICHEY (WDE-485) moored to port side

2200 Lights out

3-30-53 0430 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery

0925 Received commissary stores from Chun Chong Co., LTD as per invoice

0950 Received commissary stores from Tai Hing Co as per invoice

1110 Received commissary stores from Ala Moana Produce Co as per invoice

1220 Received stores for general mess from Produce Distributor as per invoice

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters. Published departure date for Sangley Point, P.I. as

1330, 1 April 1953

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

3-31-53 0500 Received commissary stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co., LTD

as per invoice

0815 Received stores for general mess from Nesbitt Bottling Co. Of Hawaii as per invoice

1026 Held Ditch and Rescue Drill

1045 Secured from Ditch and Rescue Drill

1500 Gyro Error found to be 0 Ely, by azimuth of sun

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

4-1-53 1305 Mustered all hands at quarters; no unauthorized absentees

1310 Set special sea detail

1329 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu

Harbor, T.H. enroute Guam, Marianas, in accordance with CCGD/14 Operation Order #27-53

1345 Honolulu entrance lighted buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard

1348 USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434) abeam to port, close aboard

1449 Exercised a general quarters, gun and loading drills

1430 Barbers Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 2.2 miles

1455 Set Condition ABLE

1515 Exercised at emergency steering exercise

1530 Set Condition BAKER (Modified)

1542 Exercised at man overboard drill, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds

1612 Boat #2 waterborne

1615 Secured from man overboard drill

1630 Boat #2 aboard

1940 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out

4-2-53 0600 Reveille

0900 Magazines inspected, compartments A-404, A-406, A-407 damp from leak in sprinkler system,

all small arms accounted for

1000 Held drill in lowering boat

1055 Set speed of all ahead 300 RPM (17.1 kts)

1056 Secured from boat drill

1300 Held quarters for muster all present or accounted for, held resuscitation and seamanship instruction

Summary Court Martial #5-53 in the case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., approved by convening

Authority. Sentence, to be reduced in rating from DC2 to DC3,

ordered executed and published at quarters

1425 Exercised at Ditch and Rescue drill

1505 Secured from drills

1940 Held evening reports

2000 Retarded ships clocks one (1) hour to zone (+11) time.

2040 Degaussing turned on

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

4-3-53 1300 Held quarters, followed by seamanship, signal, radio, engineering, small arm, and CIC training

1410 Exercised at General Quarters

1422 Secured no. 2 main engine due to defective speed trip, reduced speed to standard 265 RPM

1427 All main engines on the line, increased speed to all ahead standard 300 RPM

1430 Carried out CIC instruction, telephone talker drill, signal drill, and gun drill and instructions

1452 Secured from all drills and training

2200 Lights out

4-4-53 0600 Reveille

1015 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1125 Secured from inspection

1306 Reduced speed to ahead 1/3, 165 RPM, 9 knots, with one engine on each shaft

1310 Exercised at boat drill

1325 Boat #1 away with ENS HATCH in charge of five men

1335 Boat #2 away with LTJG DOOR in charge of four men

1345 Boat #1 along side and hoisted

1350 All engines stopped

1407 Swim call

1452 Secured from Swim Call

1457 Maneuvering at various speeds to pick up Boat #2

1504 Boat #2 along side and hoisted

1510 Two engines placed on each shaft, all engines ahead 2/3, 210 RPM, 12 knots

1514 Increased speed to ahead standard, 300 RPM, 17.1 knots

1945 Evening reports. Crossed International Date Line (180th Meridian) at

latitude 19059. Ships clocks advanced (24) twenty-four hours

4-5-53 1945 Crossed 180th Meridian at latitude 19059. Vessel under operational control of COMWESTAREA

2200 Taps, lights out, all secure

2400 Retarded all ships clocks one (1) hour to conform to Zone (-12) time

4-6-53 0600 Secured radar watch

1514 Decreased speed to 265 RPM for standard, removed No. 4 main engine from the line

1542 All main engines on the line, increased speed to 300 RPM for standard speed

1800 Placed SU surface radar in operation

1945 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out

4-7-53 0600 Reveille, secured SU radar

0901 Took No. 1 MDE off line due to excess un-explained noise in vicinity

of engine. Reduced to 265 RPM (15.0 knots)

0911 Put No. 1 MDE on line, noise determined to be from hammering on hull

1300 Exercised at the following drills and instructions: semaphore, maneuvering, small arms,

engine casualty, first aid, and radio communication

1333 Turned on SU radar

1947 Fire Drill in B-4 engine room. General Quarters. All engines stopped

1950 Commenced steering 2510M from after steering

1956 All engines ahead 1/3, 165 RPM (9 Kts)

1957 All engines ahead 2/3, 210 RPM (12 kts)

2000 Increased speed to all ahead standard, 265 RPM (15 kts)

2003 Set Modified Condition BAKER, secured from General Quarters

2007 Shifted steering to bridge control

2220 Taps, lights out

2305 Gyro back in operation, commenced steering by gyro course 2580T & pgc, 2510 pstgc

4-8-53 0630 Secured SU radar

1300 Held quarters for all hands followed by instruction in Military Fundamentals, Loran Operation,

Radio Remote Control Systems, BT operation, and reduction gears

1545 Gyro compass inoperative, commenced steering course 2510 pstgc, 2580T

1800 Placed SU in operation

1825 Gyro compass operating satisfactorily

1945 Held evening reports

2237 Exercised at Ditch and Rescue Drill

2243 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds executing Plan Charlie

2320 Secured from Ditch and Rescue drill, all engines ahead standard 265 RPM, 15 knots

2400 Retarded ships clocks 1 hour to keep zone 11 time

4-9-53 0600 Reveille, SU radar placed on standby

1300 Exercised at Power Casualty Drill, and Emergency steering Drill

1310 Secured from drill, all power restored

1742 Power failure due to failure of #2 generator

1743 All engines stopped

1747 Power restored generator #3 on the line

1750 All engines ahead standard, 240 RPM (13.8 kts)

1945 Evening reports

2000 Increased speed to 265 RPM for standard

2200 Taps, lights out

4-10-53 0600 Reveille, secured SU radar

1404 Stopped starboard shaft

1409 All engines ahead standard 265 RPM

1428 Stopped port shaft

1433 All engines ahead standard

1530 Held Commanding Officers ship inspection

1622 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

1800 Placed SU in operation

1945 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out

4-11-53 0000 Reduced speed to ahead two-thirds 220 RPM (12.5 kts). Removed main engines #1 and #4

from the line

0600 Clocks retarded one hour to zone minus ten (-10)

0600 Reveille

0855 Placed #1 and #4 MDE on line

0908 Stopped port shaft due to loss of lube oil pressure in #3 and #4 MDE, starboard shaft

ahead standard, 265 RPM

0950 Set special sea detail. Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering to enter

Apra Harbor, Guam, Marianas

1012 Sea buoy abeam to port close aboard, entered outer harbor

1034 Entered inner harbor

1041 Moored starboard side to Berth TARE, U.S. Naval Base Guam, Marianas

1053 YOG-78 moored to port side for fueling

1130 Received commissary supplies from International Dairy Supply Co

1237 Received stores for general mess from O.S. Naval Supply Depot, Guam

1255 Secured from fueling, received 975 barrels (40950 gallons) of diesel oil. Navy YOG-78

departed ships side

1710 Received commissary stores from International Dairy Supply Co. Guam as per sales slip

1945 Held Evening Reports

2200 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for the first and third sections, all returned on time

4-12-53 0000 Moored starboard side to Berth TARE, U.S. Naval Operating Base, Apra Harbor,

Guam, Marianas, receiving fresh water and telephone services from shore facilities.

Vessel under operational control of COMWESTAREA, administrative control of CCGD/14

0630 Reveille

1000 Liberty granted to the first and second sections to expire at 2400, 12 April 1953

2200 Lights out

2400 Liberty expired, no absentees

4-13-53 0800 Commenced preparations for getting underway

1041 Underway, all lines aboard, steaming out of Apra Harbor

1111 Apra Harbor lighted sea buoy #1 close

1113 All engines ahead standard 240 RPM one (1) engine on each shaft,

enroute to Sangley Point, Philippine Islands via San Bernadino Straits

1800 Port engine stopped due to loss of lube oil pressure

1804 Port engine ahead standard, 240 RPM

1854 Exercised at Fire Drill in compartment B-3

1910 Secured from Fire Drill

1945 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out

4-14-53 0710 All four engines on the line, all ahead 2/3 210 RPM

0725 All ahead standard, speed 240 RPM

0800 Commenced increasing speed slowly to 385 RPM for full power trial

0900 Commenced full power trial at 385 RPM

1100 Completed full power trial, reducing speed slowly to 240 RPM

1123 One engine on each shaft ahead standard 240 RPM, 13.8 knots

1340 Rescue Survivors Drill, all engines stopped

1350 Boat #1 in water

1524 Secured from Rescue Survivors Drill

1600 Underway, drifting as before, engine rooms on immediate standby

1605 Secured from swim call

1610 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to pick up M/S boat #1

1632 M/S boat #1 hoisted aboard

2200 Lights out

2220 Reduced to ahead 2/3, 210 RPM (12.0 kts)

4-15-53 0600 Reveille

0630 Secured SU radar

0910 Stopped port shaft, placed two (2) engines on starboard shaft.

Starboard shaft ahead standard 265 RPM (15.0 kts)

2000 Ships clocks retarded one hour, now keeping zone 9 time

2328 Reduced speed to one-third (1/3) ahead on starboard shaft

2329 Increased speed to standard on starboard shaft 265 RPM

2340 Visibility less than two miles, commenced sounding fog signal

2345 Secured sounding fog signal

4-16-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Sangley Point, P.I., port

shaft on immediate standby, starboard shaft ahead standard 265 RPM 15.9 kts

0900 Starboard engine stopped, two engines on port shaft ahead 2/3, 210 RPM

0915 Two engines on port shaft ahead standard, 265 RPM

1505 All engines stopped

1523 Held swim call

1600 Underway, drifting as before, all engines on immediate standby

1620 Secured from swim call, port shaft ahead 2/3, 210 RPM two engines

1635 Port shaft ahead standard, 265 RPM, 11.6 kts

1918 Secured SU Radar for repairs

2140 SU radar in operation

2200 Lights out

2200 Retarded ships clocks one (1) hr. to conform with zone time minus eight (-8)

2200 Changed to one engine on each shaft ahead 210 RPM (12.0 kts)

4-17-53 0508 Bataq Island sighted bearing 2240, 22.6 miles

0745 Secured SU radar from repairs

0940 Commenced maneuvering on various courses standing into San Bernardino Straits

0955 San Bernardino Island lighthouse abeam to starboard

1120 Entered Ticao Pass

1515 San Miguel Light bearing 1800T, dist 1.8 Mi

1525 Held personnel inspection

1545 Secured from personnel inspection

1644 With Aguja Point bearing 0000T at 1.5 miles, changed course to 2900T

4-18-53 0000 Underway in Tablas Straits, Philippine Islands, inland waters, all engines ahead 2/3 220 RPM,

one engine on each shaft, enroute Sangley Point, P.I.

0035 Baltasar Island Light abeam to starboard, range 3700 yds

0358 Baco Chico Island light abeam to port, range 3 miles

0400 Underway, transiting Verde Island passage

0500 Reveille

0622 CGC VANCE WDE487 abeam to starboard, reported to CDR SAR group Sangley

0637 #1 boat away

0707 #1 Boat aboard. CAPT SNYDER aboard

1026 San Nicholas Shoal Light abeam to starboard, range 1 mile

1052 All engines stopped

1056 Port Director aboard from small boat

1057 All engines ahead 2/3, 210 RPM, standing in to anchorage on various courses and speeds

1058 Set the special sea detail

1115 CAPT SNYDER ashore. Anchored in Manila Bay off Sangley Point in 5 fathoms of water

with two shots of chain to the port anchor on the following true bearings;

Sangley Point Light 2400, 22 Fathom Wreck 1560, Cavite Point 1520.

Engines secured on two hour notice

1330 Liberty was granted to the third section to expire on board prior 0230, 19 April 1953

1530 Received stores for electronics department from Naval Supply Depot.

Carried out liberty boat schedule in accordance with ships schedule

2200 Lights out. Carried out liberty boat schedule in accordance with ships schedule

4-19-53 0000 Anchored in Naval Anchorage CHARLIE, Sangley Point, Manila Bay, Philippines on port

anchor with two (2) shots (30 fathoms) on deck in thirty (30) fathoms of water (rocky bottom)

on the following true bearings: Sangley Point Light 2420T, Aero Rotating W&G 0730T,

and Flashing W. Lt (Manila Area) 0260T. Vessel under operational control of COMSARGRU,

Sangley Point, P.I., administrative control of CCGD/14

0630 Commenced carrying out holiday routine

0830 Church party departed for Sangley Point in ships boat

0900 Church boat alongside

2200 Lights out silence about deck

4-20-53 0200 Two men returned from tour of shore patrol duty

0200 Liberty party returned on time

0600 Reveille

0800 All hands to muster, all present and accounted for

0950 RADM PERKINS, USCG, Commander 14 Coast Guard District, aboard for official inspection

1000 All hands to quarters for personnel inspection

1030 Secured from personnel inspection

1100 Commenced ships inspection

1135 Secured from ships inspection

1255 RADM PERKINS, USCG, departed having completed official inspection

1422 USS YO-196 moored to port side to deliver fuel

1430 Commenced fueling

1545 Water barge alongside

1548 Commenced receiving water

1557 Completed fueling, received 13,550 gal. of diesel fuel

1602 USS YO-196 cast off

1625 Completed taking on water, received 7,800 gals

1627 Water barge departed

1800 Two men departed for shore patrol HQ for duty

4-21-53 0000 Vessel in BAKER TWO status

1035 Received commissary supplies for general mess from U.S. Naval Station, Sangley Pt., P.I.

1525 Received medical stores from CCGD/14, Honolulu, T.H. in accordance with bill of lading

1630 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as shore patrol, Naval Shore Patrol Headquarters,

Sangley Point, P.I. in accordance with SOPA Instructions

1945 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads, no unauthorized absentees

2200 Lights out, all secure

4-22-53 0110 Two men returned aboard from temporary additional duty as shore patrol

0230 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time

0500 Reveille

0700 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees

0905 Water barge alongside. Holding underwater communication drill with

DE-414 (USS LERAY WILSON)

0920 Exercising at visual signal drill with DE-414 (USS LERAY WILSON)

0953 Water barge departed

0955 Held fire and rescue drill

1024 Secured from all drills

1415 Liberty granted to section two (2) to expire on board prior to 0230, 23 April 1953

1600 Liberty granted to section three (3) to expire on board prior to 2400, 22 April 1953

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

2400 Liberty expired for section three (3)

4-23-53 1100 Held signal drill with USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

1800 Two men departed for shore patrol duty

2400 Standby section returned on time

2400 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., failed to return from special liberty

4-24-53 0100 Two men returned from shore patrol duty

0230 Liberty expired, SCUTTLE, D.F., failed to return

0700 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., and SCUTTLE, D.F.

1000 Held Commanding Officers ships inspection

1010 U.S. Navy Water Barge (YWN-147) along side

1150 U.S. Navy Water Barge (YWN-147) departed ships side after having discharged 13,700 gals.

of fresh water

1323 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., and SCUTTLE, D.F., returned aboard sober, clean, and in the

uniform of the day after having been absent without leave for a period of

ten (10) hours and fifty-three (53) minutes

1405 Commanding Officers Mast in the case of the following names men for violation of

Article 92 UCMJ Failure to Obey Order or Regulation:

DEADHEAD, P.S.,

BOOTCAMP, S.E.,

DEADAHEAD, D.A.,

DAVEYJONES, L.P.,

DAMAGECONTROL, W.I., and

DECKTACKLE, H.D. All awarded: excused

1430 Liberty granted to the third section to expire on the Fleet Landing,

U.S. Naval Station, Sangley Point., P.I. at 2400 this date

1700 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as shore patrol,

Shore Patrol Headquarters, U.S. Naval Station, Sangley Pt., P.I.

2100 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time except LINECROSSING, C.E.

4-25-53 0004 Two men returned aboard from temporary additional duty as shore

patrol, Shore Patrol Headquarters, U.S. Naval Station, Sangley Pt., P.I.

0048 LINECROSSING, C.E., returned aboard clean, sober, and in uniform

after having been absent without leave for a period of forty-eight (48) minutes

0400 #1 boat aboard

0510 Commenced heaving round on port anchor

0515 Port Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses and speeds,

standing out of Sangley Point anchorage area

0640 Corregidor Island light abeam to port distant one and one half (1 ) miles

0800 Underway enroute to Subic Bay

0830 Steering various courses and speeds, entering Subic Bay

0843 Subic Bay light abeam to port, distant two (2) miles

0910 Port authorities aboard, LTJG NICHOLS and ENS HUDSON

0927 Standing into moor port side to USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

0937 Moored outboard, port side to USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

1030 Port authorities ashore, LTJG NICHOLS and ENS HUDSON

1200 Moored outboard, port side to USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414) berth Three ABLE,

U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay

1300 Liberty granted to section two (2) to expire on board at 0130, 26 April 1953

1600 Liberty granted to section three (3) to expire on board at 2400, 25 April 1953

1845 Held evening reports, mustered restricted men and security watch, all present and accounted for

2100 Lights out silence about deck

4-26-53 0000 Liberty expired for standby liberty section three (3), all hands returned on time

0130 Liberty expired for section two (2), all hands returned on time

0630 Reveille

0830 Mustered duty section three (3)

0830 Liberty granted to section one (1) to expire on board prior to 0030 27 April 1953

1300 Liberty granted to the second section to limits of base, to expire at 2400 this date

1900 DEADLIGHT, C.G., failed to return from special liberty

2040 DEADLIGHT, C.G., returned aboard having been AWOL for one (1) hour and forty minutes

2100 Lights out

2400 Liberty expired for second section, no absentees

4-27-53 0030 Liberty expired for all hands, DEACON, C.C., failed to return

0200 Commenced receiving water

0315 Secured receiving water, 2,500 gals received

0500 Reveille, commenced preparations for getting underway

0535 UTE observer reported aboard

0540 Set special sea detail

0601 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Subic Bay

0630 Secured special sea detail, departed Subic Bay for area BAKER to conduct exercises

0735 Exercised at General Quarters drill

0745 Commenced preparing to receive high-line from USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

0815 High line secured

0830 Secured from high line transfer drill

0846 Conducted casualty power drill, emergency steering drill

0850 Secured from General Quarters

0910 Held emergency steering drill

0911 Held collision drill, Damage Control drill, engineering casualty drill, all hands to general Quarters.

0935 Secured from all drills

0940 Making preparation to hold high line transfer with USS DOYLE (DMS-34),

CGC LANSING provide.

0950 Passed shot line to USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

0955 High line secured to USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

1005 Completed high line transfer

1013 Secured from drills

1200 Underway as before on various courses and speeds, maneuvering to take station 1000 yds astern

USS DOYLE (DMS-34) Guide and 500 yds astern of USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414).

Commenced carrying out maneuvering drills

1400 Exercised at flag hoist and flashing light drills, carried out gunnery instruction and loading drill

1520 Secured from maneuvering exercises.

1545 Commenced standing into Subic Bay, P.I., maneuvering on various courses and speeds

1615 Set Special Sea Detail

1633 Moored port side to starboard side of USS DOYLE (DMS-34), U.S. Naval Station,

Subic Bay, P.I. Assumed BAKER TWO status

1647 DEACON, C.C., reported aboard, clean, sober, and in uniform of the day from

Naval Receiving Station, US Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I. after having been

absent without leave for a period of sixteen (16) hours and seventeen (17) minutes

1725 Liberty was granted to the third (3rd) section to expire on board prior 0030, 28 April 1953

and to the first section (standby) to expire on board prior 2400, 27 April 1953

2400 Liberty expired for first section (standby), all returned on time

4-28-53 0030 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time

0600 Reveille

0730 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees except

DEGAUSSING, D.G.

0731 LT POWELL, USN, and MOATES, ENC, USN reported aboard for temporary additional duty

as observers in accordance with Commander Underway Training Unit, Subic.

0740 Set Special Sea Detail

0754 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Subic Bay, P.I.

0836 Held fire drill

0855 Secured from fire drill

0945 Held loading drill

1000 Secured from loading drill

1000 Held man overboard drill

1007 Held boat drill, #1 boat in the water

1012 #1 boat aboard, held resuscitation drill

1012 Secured from man overboard drill

1020 Held man overboard drill, exercises at life saving drill

1106 Secured from drills, enroute to center of area BAKER to rendezvous

with USS DOYLE (DMS-34) and USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

1248 Steering by Sinuous clock in formation with USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

and USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414), steaming in formation

bearing 2100 distant 700 yards from USS DOYLE (DMS-34), guide

1304 All hands to General Quarters

1315 Held signal drill

1317 Steaming in column on course 320 pgc & true, guide USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

bearing 3200 true distant 1400 yards

1320 Secured steering by sinuous clock

1320 Holding target acquisition and tracking drill

1512 Secured from general quarters

1530 Secured from all drills

1600 Commenced steering by sinuous clock

1635 Secured steering by sinuous clock

1640 Stopped all engines, placed same on immediate standby, commenced drifting

1815 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to rendezvous with

USS DOYLE (DMS-34) and USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

1830 Commenced carrying out night steaming exercises with USS DOYLE (DMS-34) and

USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414)

1920 Exercised at signal drill flashing light

1925 Held darken ship exercise.

1941 Secured from darken ship condition

1945 Held evening reports, mustered department heads, all secure

2000 Underway on various courses and speeds in North section operating area FOX

4-29-53 0600 Reveille

0658 Placed all four engines on line

0840 Held seamanship instruction

0915 Small boat from USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414) alongside

0932 Small boat from USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414) departed with LT POWELL, USN,

and MOATES, ENC

0935 Enroute to render assistance to SS HAWAII BEAR, aground off Maculabo Island,

all engines ahead 305 RPM

1332 Entered Verde Island Passage

1415 Maricaban Island abeam to port

1446 Escaricq Point light abeam to starboard

1449 Entered south pass.

1505 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds for rendezvous with

CG 34085 (JRF) aircraft

1517 All engines stopped, placed same on immediate standby, commenced drifting.

1548 Boat #2 in the water

1558 CG 34085 JRF aircraft in the water close aboard to port

1559 Boat #2 departed for aircraft

1605 CG 34085 airborne

1606 Commenced maneuvering to pick up #2 boat

1608 #2 boat aboard LTJG KING, USN, and ENS JACOBSON, USN, reported aboard

1841 Baltasar Island Light bearing 0250T

2200 Lights out silence below deck

2350 Aguja Point bearing 0000 distant 1.9 miles

4-30-53 0000 Underway in Masbate Pass, Philippine Islands enroute Maculabo Island, P.I. to

assist SS HAWAII BEAR

0045 Entered Ticao Pass

0225 Entered San Bernardino Straits

0330 Entered North Pacific Ocean

0400 All engines ahead 350 RPM (19.9 kts)

0410 Altered course to avoid steamer

0419 Resumed base course 0120 T

0600 Reveille

0631 Entered Maqueda Channel

0657 Departed Maqueda Channel

0809 Molar Rock abeam to port bearing 1980T distant 3 miles

0940 Butuanan Island abeam bearing 1970T distant 7 miles

1020 Matandumaten Rock abeam to starboard bearing 0170T distant 2 miles

1050 Angalan Island abeam to starboard bearing 0170T distance 1 mile

1132 Let go port anchor, anchored in fourteen fathoms of water, to four shots of chain to the

port anchor, off the southeastern end of Maculabo Island. Anchored on the following bearings:

Tailan Island light bearing 2850T, Right Tangent Maculabo Island bearing 3460T,

left tangent to Maculabo Island bearing 3240T

1145 Put number two (#2) boat in water

1153 Put #1 boat in water

1156 Away Damage Control party to SS HAWAII BEAR

1205 #1 boat with LTJG DOOR and crew of 4 away making sounding runs on west side

of Maculabo Island

1545 #1 boat along side with damage control party

1600 Starboard boat hoisted aboard

1655 Port boat returned upon completion of soundings astern of SS HAWAII BEAR,

tied alongside port side

1840 Held evening reports

2200 Lights out, all secure

5-1-53 0950 No II boat along and hoisted aboard

1310 Small boat #2 departed with LT KING USN and ENS JACOBSON

aboard to await CG Plane #4722 for further transfer to Manila

2100 Lights out

5-2-53 1000 Held Commanding Officers ships inspection

1310 Held Captains Mast in case of DEGAUSSING, D.G., excused.

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., awarded (14) fourteen hours extra duty.

LINECROSSING, C.E., excused.

DEADLIGHT, C.G., awarded four hours extra duty

2115 Lights out

5-3-53 0530 Reveille

1430 #2 boat aboard

1550 Commenced heaving up anchor

1600 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses and speeds standing out

of Tanas Pass, enroute area of grounding of SS HAWAII BEAR

1730 Boat #2 waterborne

1845 Boat #2 aboard, completed sounding

1855 Set course 0000, all ahead 1/3, 165 RPM

2000 Underway on course 1060, all engines ahead standard 305 RPM

5-4-53 0000 Underway enroute Subic Bay

0410 San Bernadino Light abeam to port, dist. 5 Mi.

0500 Reveille

0513 Calantas Rock bearing 0550T, dist. 3.0 Mi

0800 Entered Sibuyan Sea

1041 Bondoc Point abeam to starboard distance 13.3 miles

1151 Banlon Island abeam to port distance 9.1 miles

1845 Entered Manila Bay

1954 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds approaching anchorage Sangley Point Philippine Islands

2014 Anchored in four fathoms (fathom equals 6 feet) of water with three

shots (shot equals 15 fathoms) of chain to the port anchor on the

following bearings: Sangley Point light 2310T, Port District

Mast Light 0260T, Manila Bay, Sangley Point, P.I.

2025 Liberty granted to the second section to expire at Fleet Landing prior

2400 this date, and to the 3rd section to expire on board prior 2330 this date

2330 Liberty expired for the 3rd section, all returned on time

5-5-53 0148 Boat #2 aboard

0212 Anchor aweigh, underway various courses and speeds standing out of Sangley Point

0309 Entered north channel

0350 Corregidor Light abeam to port distance 3 miles

0559 Entered Subic Bay

0619 Sueste Light abeam to port

0625 Grande Island abeam to starboard, dist. 0.7 Mi

0633 Changed to various courses and speeds maneuvering to berth

0647 Set special sea detail

0755 Moored port side to U.S. Naval Station, Berth ABLE-1, ROGER-4

1430 Liberty granted to first section to expire on board at 0030, 6 May 1953

1800 Liberty granted to standby section to expire on board at 2400 this date

2100 Lights out

2400 Standby section liberty expired, no absentees

5-6-53 0030 Liberty expired for first section, no absentees

0500 Reveille

0625 BOWPAINTER, S.B., placed on report for violation Article 91, UCMJ, disrespectful

toward senior petty officer

0630 DEPTHCHARGE, E.C., placed on report for Violation Article 92, UCMJ, derelict in

performance of duty

0710 U.S. Navy YO-46 to starboard side

0712 Commenced receiving fuel

0825 Secured from receiving fuel, received 26,200 gal. of diesel fuel oil

0855 U.S. Navy YO-46 cast off

0900 Received commissary stores from general mess from U.S. Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

0950 Set special sea detail

1008 Underway on various courses and speeds clearing berth

1039 Let go port anchor in twenty-two (22) fathoms of water with 4 shots

of chain to the port anchor on the following bearings: Kalakan Point 2660T,

Mayauga Island 3380T, Right Tangent Grande Island 2050T

1055 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds for assigned berthing

1121 Moored port side to USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414), Berth ABLE 1 ROGER,

U.S. Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

1420 USS MARK (AKL-12) moored starboard side of this vessel

1610 Received supplies for general mess from Exchange, U.S. Naval Station,

Subic Bay, P.I. as per invoice

2100 Lights out, all secure

2330 Liberty expired for the 1st section, all returned on time

5-7-53 0030 Liberty expired for the 3rd section, all returned on time

0500 Reveille

0735 USS MARK (AKL-12) departed ships side

1310 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case DEPTHCHARGE, E.C.,

violation of Article 92 UCMJ referred to Summary Court Martial

1355 Commenced taking water on board

1515 Secured from taking on board water

1625 BOWPAINTER, S.B., departed under guard for confinement of one (1) month

in Marine Brig US Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

2100 Lights out silence about deck

2115 DIRECTOR, M.D., and DECON, C.C., found to be missing, AWOL as of this time and date

2300 DIRECTOR, M.D., and DECON, C.C., returned aboard after being

AWOL a period of one (1) hour and forty five (45) minutes

5-8-53 1300 Captains Mast held in case DECON, C.C., for violation of UCMJ

Article 92 failure to obey lawful order, Article 86 AWOL for

one (1) hour and forty-five (45) minutes, Article 134 breaking

restriction: awarded, fourteen (14) days restriction to the limits

of USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) to commence 1300, 8 May 1953.

Mast held in case of DIRECTOR, M.D., for violation of

UCMJ Article 86 AWOL for one (1) hour and forty-five (45)

minutes awarded (14) fourteen days restriction to the limits of

USCGC LANSING (WDE-488) to commence 1300 8 May 1953

1430 Liberty granted to section One (1) to expire on board prior to 0030 9 May 1953

2100 Lights out

5-9-53 0520 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0535 Set the special sea detail

0555 Set mooring stations

0607 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Subic Bay

0800 Underway in company with USS DOYLE (DMS-34) OTC and guide,

and USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414) enroute rendezvous with forces of Operation Mushroom

0815 Took station on starboard beam of USS DOYLE (DMS-34), range 3000 yards, speed 15 knots

1302 Held fire drill

1332 Secured from fire drill, held General Quarters drill ASW

1417 Held man overboard drill

1427 Secured from man overboard , held abandon ship drill

1440 Secured from all drills

1600 Taking station on USS DOYLE (DMS-34), dist. 3300 yds

5-10-53 0000 Underway in the South China Sea enroute Operation Mushroom under the

operational control of ComNavPhil

1652 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to join Mushroom Convoy

1800 Joined Mushroom convoy

1817 Set Special Sea Detail, commenced maneuvering on various courses

and speeds to come alongside USS DOYLE (DMS-34), starboard side

1835 Shot line aboard

1839 Received guard mail from USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

1846 Secured from mail transfer

1917 Set Darken Ship Condition

1940 Assumed position bearing 2410T from guide, distance 6800 yds

2200 Lights out

5-11-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea engaged in Operation Mushroom

0500 Reveille

0714 Held General Quarters ASW

0745 Secured from General Quarters ASW

0820 Changed to various courses carrying out zig zag plan

1320 Summary Court Martial convened in the case of DEPTHCHARGE, E.C.

1405 Summary Court Martial adjourned to await action of Convening Authority

1449 Carried out various Zig-Zag plans throughout watch

1630 Held General Quarters ASW

1705 Commenced steering sinuous course

1720 Secured from ASW General Quarters

1850 Set Darken Ship Condition

2200 Lights out

5-12-53 0800 Underway on course 0200T & pgc, 0180 pstgc, both shafts ahead 150 RPM maintaining

position on guide USS DOYLE (DMS-34), 1000 yds bearing 1100T to guide

1403 Increased speed to 210 RPM

1927 Reduced speed to 170 RPM

1840 Held evening reports, all departments secure

2100 Lights out silence about deck

5-13-53 0400 Underway in company with USS DOYLE (DMS-34), USS LERAY

WILSON (DE-414), and F.S. COMMANDANT AMYOT DINVILLE (F-738).

1047 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to take station with HMS WHITESAND BAY

1240 Commenced steering Zig-Zag plan #3

1300 Ceased Zig-Zap. Assumed new station with guide, USS DOYLE (DMS-34)

bearing 2100T, 6000 yd

1335 Assumed new station with guide bearing 2000T, 6000 yd

1342 Resumed Zig-Zag plan #3

1400 Ceased Zig-Zag

1920 Exercised at General Quarters ASW

1955 Secured from ASW General Quarters

2100 Lights out

5-14-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea on course 3100T & pgc, 3080 pstgc,

both shafts ahead 175 RPM in company with USS DOYLE (DMS-34),

USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414), P.F. WHITESAND BAY (F-633),

guide, P.F. CONCORD (D-03), F.S. COMMANDANT AMYOT DINVILLE (F-738),

maintaining station 1000 yds astern of USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414).

Vessel member of CTG 35.1 under operational control of ComNavPhil,

administrative control of CCGD/14

1505 Held General Quarters ASW

1700 Secured from General Quarters ASW

2100 Lights out, all secure

5-15-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Sangley Point, R.P. in

company with USS LERAY WILSON (DE-414). Vessel under

operational control of ComSarGru, Sangley Point, R.P.

0942 Let go port anchor in four and a half fathoms of water, two shots on

deck, taking bearings on Sangley Point Light 2400T, Wreck 1570T,

anchored in area CHARLIE, Sangley Point

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1430 Liberty granted to third section to expire at Fleet Landing, Sangley Point at 0130, 16 May 1953

and at Fleet Landing Manila at 0100, 16 May 1953

1444 YO-196 alongside

1453 Commenced receiving fuel

1540 Completed fueling, received 16,266 gals. of diesel fuel oil.

1610 USS YO-196 cast off

1630 Two men departed for shore patrol duties

1800 Liberty granted for standby section to expire on board at 2400 this date

2400 Liberty expired for standby section, no absentees

5-16-53 0010 Shore patrol returned aboard

0030 Liberty expired, no absentees

0500 Reveille

0700 Quarters, all hands present or accounted for

1020 USS YWN-147 along side to discharge water

1030 Held Commanding Officers personnel inspection

1045 Liberty granted to the 2nd section to expire at Fleet Landing, Sangley Point, R.P.

prior 0130, 17 May 1953 or at Fleet Landing, Manila, R.P. prior 0100, 17 May 1953

1107 YWN-147 departed ships side

1630 Two men departed for routine Shore Patrol Duty

1800 Liberty granted to the 3rd section of limits of Naval Reservation, Sangley Point, R.P.

to expire on board LANSING (WDE-488) prior 2300 this date

2100 Lights out, all secure about the decks

2400 Liberty expired for the 3rd section, all returned on time

5-17-53 0045 Two men returned aboard from Shore Patrol Duty

0130 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time except: DOLPHIN, C.P., DOLDRUMS, B.E.,

DOGWATCH, T.H.

0340 DOLDRUMS, B.E., AND DOGWATCH, T.H., returned aboard clean, sober, and

in proper uniform after being absent without leave for a period of two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes

0630 Reveille

0835 DOLPHIN, C.P., returned aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform after being

absent without leave for a period of seven (7) hours and five (5) minutes

1300 Liberty granted section two (2) to expire 2400 this date

2100 Lights out silence about deck

5-18-53 0030 Liberty parties returned on time

0500 Reveille

1030 USS YWN-147 alongside, commenced receiving water

1045 Received commissary supplies from Naval Supply, Sangley Point, R.P.

1100 USS YWN-147 departed, received 4700 gals of water

1300 Quarters, all present or accounted for. Held following drills Ditch and

Rescue, electrical safety and personal hygiene lectures

1430 Liberty granted to third section to expire at 0030, 19 May 1953, Fleet

Landing, Sangley and 0100 Fleet Landing Manila

1510 Received commissary supplies from Naval Supply, Sangley Pt, R.P.

1630 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duties

1800 Liberty granted to standby section to limits of Naval Station to expire

on board at 2400 this date.

1845 Held evening reports, all departments secure, restricted men present

2115 Lights out

2400 Liberty expired for standby section, no absentees

5-19-53 0015 Shore Patrol returned aboard

0030 Liberty expired for third section. All returned except CASEMATE, A.E.,

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., and DAVEYJONES, I.P.

0315 DAVEYJONES, I.P., returned aboard having been AWOL two hours and forty five minutes

0500 Reveille

2100 Lights out silence about decks

5-20-53 0030 CASEMATE, A.E., and BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., now twenty four hours AWOL

as of this time and date

0200 CASEMATE, A.E., returned aboard after being twenty five (25) hours

and thirty minutes AWOL

0910 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of the following named men:

CASEMATE, A.E., violation of Article 86, UCMJ awarded: dismissed,

amended to two (2) weeks restriction commencing this date;

DAVEYJONES, I.P., violation of Article 86 UCMJ, awarded: excused,

amended to two (2) weeks restriction commencing this date

1045 U.S. Navy YWN-147 alongside to discharge water

1212 U.S. Navy YWN-147 departed ships side after discharging 6210 gals of fresh water

2120 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., returned aboard clean, sober and in proper uniform after being

absent without leave for a period of one (1) day twenty (20) hours and fifty (50) minutes

2100 Lights out, all secure

5-21-53 0030 Liberty expired for the 1st section, all returned on time except for

SCUTTLE, D.F. and CANBUOY, M.B.

0455 SCUTTLE, D.F. and CANBUOY, M.B. reported aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform

after being absent without leave for a period of four (4) hours and twenty-five (25) minutes

0500 Reveille

0643 Set special sea detail

0705 Underway for ditch and rescue drills with C.G. Air Detachment, Sangley Point, R.P.

0807 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to port, dist 1.0 Mi

0845 Corregidor Island Light abeam to starboard

0935 Changed to various courses and speeds, exercising at ditch and rescue drill with CG 4722

1100 Secured from ditch and rescue drill, secured CG 4722

1327 Held man overboard drill

1332 Boat #2 waterborne

1332 Secured from man overboard drill, set special sea detail, maneuvering to anchorage

1347 Anchored in anchorage CHARLIE in four and one half fathoms of water with thirty fathoms

of chain to the port anchor on following bearing: Sangley Point Light 2400T, Wreck 1600T,

Aero Beacon 0750T

1353 Secured special sea detail

2100 Lights out

5-22-53 0910 Held Captains Mast in the following cases: CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., violation of Article 86 UCMJ,

absent without leave 1 hr and 30 min on 21 May 1953, case dismissed;

CANBUOY, M.B., violation of Article 86, UCMJ, absent without leave 3 hr and 55 min on

21 May 1953, excused;

SCUTTLE, D.F., violation of Article 86, UCMJ, absent without leave 3 hr and 55 min

on 21 May 1953, awarded 8 hours extra duty;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., violation of article 86, UCMJ, absent without leave for a period

of 44 hrs and 50 min, restricted to limits of the ship pending further investigation

1515 YWN-147 along side to starboard to deliver fresh water

1600 Received aboard 20 barrels of aviation oil from barge #11

1625 YWN-147 departed having delivered 8100 gal of fresh water

2100 Lights out

5-23-53 0030 Two men reported aboard for transportation to Tarumpitao, Palawan Island, R. of P.

0500 Reveille

0650 Set the Special Sea Detail. #2 boat hoisted

0705 Commenced heaving around on anchor

0709 Anchor away (aweigh), maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing out of

Manila Bay enroute Tarumpitao, Palawan Island, Republic of Philippines

0715 Set the sea watch

1030 Commanding Officer's inspection of ship

1300 Quarters followed by Collision drill

5-24-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Tarumpitao Loran Station, Palawan Island, R.P.

0600 Reveille

0810 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing into anchorage at Tarumpitao Point,

Palawan Island, R of P

0940 Set the special sea detail

1012 #2 boat away

1100 Let go port anchor in 7 fathoms with sandy bottom, 2 shots of chain on deck on the following

true bearings: Tarumpitao Point 0520, Malikabay Point 2000, Buoy 31, 3450, Buoy 32 2740

1330 Liberty granted to section (1) one and two (2) to expire on board prior to 1900 this date

1900 Liberty expired, no absentees

2100 Lights out, all secure

5-25-53 0500 Reveille

0610 Two U.S. Army men departed ship after receiving transportation from Sangley Point

1300 Quarters followed by following instruction: communications, landing

force and engineering

1430 Liberty granted to third section to expire on board at 1900 this date

1900 Liberty expired, no absentees

2130 Lights out

5-26-53 0740 Commanding Officer held Mast in case of the following: DIPROPE, O.C. and

DOGVANE, S.S., violation Article 134 UCMJ, awarded: excused;

DOG, B.N., violation Article 134 UCMJ, referred to investigation

0830 Liberty granted to second and third sections to expire on board at 1900 this date

1900 Liberty Party returned on time

2100 Lights out

5-27-53 0500 Reveille

0700 #2 hoisted, set the special sea detail

0711 Commenced heaving around on port anchor

0717 Anchor away (aweigh). Underway on various courses and speeds enroute

Talanpalan Island, R. of P.

0745 Secured the special sea detail

1030 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to avoid reefs

1416 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speed to put target in water

1422 Target in water

1427 Held General Quarters, maneuvering on various courses and speeds for gunnery firing runs

1443 Commenced firing run for Gun#22

1444 Ceased firing Gun #22

1446 Commenced firing run for Gun #21

1450 Ceased firing Gun #21

1455 Commenced firing run for guns #22, 42, 43

1458 Ceased firing on Guns #22, 42, 43

1501 Commenced firing run for Guns 321, 41, 43

1503 Secured from gunnery firing runs. Completed Gunnery Firing Exercises AGD 20&40, SGD-20,

SGD40. Expended the following ammunition with no casualties: Forty (40) rounds of

20MM HET, SPDN 7623; eighty (80) rounds of 20MM HI, SPDN 5437; and

thirty-six (36) rounds of 40MM HET, SPDN 6967

1514 Secured from General Quarters, picked up target

2200 Lights out

5-28-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute to Talampalan P.I.

0600 Reveille

0806 Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering into anchorage,

approaching Talampalan Island, R.P.

0930 Set special sea detail

0947 Boat #2 waterborne

0958 Anchored in twelve fathoms of water with forty-five fathoms of chain

to the port anchor, on the following bearings, rt. tangent

Talampalan Island 1400T, left tangent Talampalan Island 1800T, right tangent, 2910T

1000 Secured special sea detail

1330 Liberty granted to the first section to expire on board prior to 1900 this date

1900 Liberty expired for section one (1) all hands returned on time

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

5-29-53 0500 Reveille

1400 Liberty granted to the 1st and 3rd sections to expire on board prior to 1900 this date

1405 Summary Court Martial held in the case of DOG, B.N.

1500 Summary Court Martial in the case of DOG, B.N., adjourned to await action of Convening Authority

1815 Anchor aweigh maneuvering on various courses and speeds enroute Sangley Point

5-30-53 0152 Sighted Capra Island Light bearing 0400T, distance 17.4 miles

0325 Capra Island Light abeam to starboard, distance 4.9 miles

0724 San Nicolas Shoal Light abeam to starboard distance one (1) mile

0745 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds approaching anchorage EASY, Sangley Point

0818 Small boat #2 lowered away

0847 Let go port anchor, anchored in six (6) fathoms of water, two shots of

chain to the port anchor on the following true bearings:

Obstruction buoy 3360T, Wreck 1790T, Sangley Point light 2400T

1402 Water Barge alongside

1449 Water Barge away

1700 Two men departed for routine tour of shore patrol duty

2100 Lights out, silence about deck

2255 DECON, C.C., placed on report for violation of Article 108 (Loss,

damage, destruction or wrongful disposition of military

property), 116 (Riot or breach of peace), 134 (General Article)

of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

2400 Liberty expired for section three (3) all hands returned on time

5-31-53 0050 Two men returned from routine tour of shore patrol duty

1138 Boat #1 waterborne

1313 Boat #2 aboard

2100 Lights out

6-1-53 0500 Reveille

1020 Assumed typhoon Condition III

1100 Received stores for general mess from US Naval Station, SangleyPoint, P.I.

1130 Summary Court Martial #7-53 in the case of DOG, B.N., approved and ordered executed

by Convening Authority; Sentence: to forfeit fifty (50.00) dollars per month for a

period of one (1) month and to be restricted to the limits of the USCGC LANSING (WDE-488)

for a period of twenty (20) days

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters followed by instruction in damage control, CIC, communications,

radio, and engineering

1600 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as shore patrol, Shore Patrol Headquarters,

USNS, Sangley Point, P.I.

1755 U.S. Navy YO-196 along side for fueling

1835 U.S. Navy Water Barge YWN-147 alongside

1904 U.S. Navy YO-196 departed ship's side. Received on board 16,632 gals. of diesel oil

1917 U.S. Navy Water Barge (YWN-147) departed ship's side. Received 7,080 gals of

fresh water aboard

2130 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for the 1st section, all returned on time

6-2-53 0000 Two men returned aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0030 Liberty expired for the 3rd section, all returned on time except

COCKPIT, W.S., and CHAINSTOPPER, S.L.

0225 COCKPIT, W.S., and CHAINSTOPPER, S.L. returned aboard clean, sober, and in uniform

of the day after being absent without leave for a period of one (1) hour and fifty-five (55) minutes

0500 Reveille

1730 Two men departed on routine tour of shore patrol duties

2100 Lights out, silence about deck

6-3-53 0030 Two men returned from routine tour of shore patrol duty

0345 #2 boat aboard

0417 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing out of anchorage

0425 Secured special sea detail

0445 Set course 2350 (pgc & true), 2380 psc, one engine on each shaft ahead standard, 265 RPM,

enroute Catanduanes Island

0515 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to port, distance one mile

0520 All engines on line, increased to all ahead 280 RPM

0601 El Fraile Island bearing 1310T, dist 1.4 Mi

0602 Reveille

0802 Starboard engines stopped due to engine casualty

0828 Cape Santiago Light abeam to port, range 1.5 mile

0830 Entered Verde island Passage

0850 Engine casualty repaired, all engines ahead standard 280 RPM

1002 Changed course to 1180T & pgc, 116 psc with Escarceo Point Light abeam to starboard,

range 1.2 miles

1045 Baco Chico Island abeam to starboard, range 1.1 miles

1300 Entered Tablas Straits

1315 Baltasar Island abeam to port, distance 1.6 miles

1402 Elefante Island abeam to port, distance 2.4 miles

1415 Entered Sibuyan Sea

1930 Aguja Point abeam to port distant 1.2 miles

2018 San Miguel Light bearing 1800T, dist 1.5 Mi

2200 Lights out

2210 Reduced to various speeds, entered San Bernardino Straits

2320 Departed San Bernardino Straits

6-4-53 0500 Reveille

0506 Binorong Point, Catanduanes Island, P.I. abeam to port bearing 2700T, distance 5.3 miles

0620 Panay Island Light abeam to port, distance 6 miles

0706 Set Special Sea Detail, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds for anchorage

0755 Anchored near Babaguan Bay off Macaritan Point, Panay Island in thirteen (13) fathoms

of water with three (3) shots of chain on deck to the port anchor on the following bearings:

right tangent Panay island - 0900T, small island - 1200T, and mountain peak 1740T

0759 Secured Special Sea Detail, set inport port

0805 Boat #1 and #2 away to sound water in and around Panay Island

1300 All hands to quarters all present and accounted for. Held signal drill for deck force and

quartermaster and CIC personnel, Engineering instruction for E division

1400 Boat #1 aboard. Set special sea detail

1410 Boat #2 aboard

1428 Anchor Aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds, departing anchorage,

enroute Naulo Loran Station

1432 Secured special sea detail

1845 Held evening reports, all departments secured for the night

2000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, all engines ahead standard 310 RPM - 17.7 kts

2100 All lights out, all secure

6-5-53 0000 Underway in the Pacific Ocean enroute Naulo Loran Station, P.I. steering course

3380T & pgc, 3360 psc, all engines ahead standard (310 RPM).

0315 Reduced speed to all ahead 1/3 (165 RPM), visibility reduced, commenced sounding fog signals

0335 Visibility increased to 3-5 miles, secured fog signals

1200 Underway in Babuyan Channel on course 2600T &PGC

1400 Centinela Point abeam to port, distance 3.6 miles

1446 Commenced sounding fog signals - International - due to decreased visibility

1508 Secured from sounding fog signals, visibility increased to three (3) miles

1945 Held evening reports, department heads to muster

2145 Put #1 engine on line

2200 Lights out

2220 Put #3 engine on line

6-6-53 0000 Underway in the South China Sea enroute Naulo Point Loran Transmitting Station

0730 Bolinao Point Light, Luzon, abeam to port, distance 16 miles

0755 Experienced power failure throughout ship, shifted to hand steering using magnetic heading of 1490

0800 Underway in South China Sea, with no ship's power

0805 Ships power restored

1030 Held Commanding Officer's ship's inspection

1350 Changed to various courses and speeds, entered Subic Bay

1435 Set special sea detail

1503 Moored port side to Berth ABLE three, U.S.N.S, Subic Bay, P.I.

1720 BOWPAINTER, S.B., reported aboard having completed one (1) month confinement

at U.S. Marine Barracks, U.S.N.S. Subic Bay, P.I.

2230 Liberty expired for second section. All returned except DEVILCLAW, S.I.

6-7-53 0005 DEVILCLAW, S.I., returned aboard having been AWOL since 2230,

6 June 1953, placed n report for violation Article 86, UCMJ

0630 Reveille

0830 Liberty granted to the first and third sections to expire on board at 0030, 8 June 1953

1845 Held Evening Reports mustered Dept. Heads, security watches, and restricted men;

no unauthorized absentees

2100 Lights out, all secure

6-8-53 0900 Inspected magazine and smokeless powder samples condition dry except in compartment

A-404-M, A-406-M, A-407-m, C-310. All small arms accounted for

0915 HMTS BANG KEDU moored alongside

1030 HMTS BANK KEDU departed from alongside

1305 Held Commanding Officer's Mast in case of: DEVILCLAW, S.I., violation of

Article 86, UCMJ, excused.

COCKPIT, W.S., CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., violation of Article 86, UCMJ,

awarded, excused.

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., VIOLATION OF article 86, UCMJ,

awarded - two weeks restriction to commence as of 20 May 1953,

COMPASSROSE, D.C, violation of Article 92, UCMJ and Article 86, UCMJ, awarded

withheld, restricted to limits of vessel, pending final action by Commanding Officer

1840 Held evening reports mustered restricted men and security watches, all present and accounted for

2100 Lights out, silence about deck

6-9-53 0945 Received supplies from U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, P.I.

1032 Completed receiving lube oil

1107 YTB-496 (USS CHAHAO) moored to starboard side

1330 Held Commanding Officer's Mast in case DIHEDRAL, L.C., violation Article 134, UCMJ,

to wit: out of uniform, disobedience of orders, using profane language; awarded: excuses;

in case of SWITCHBOARD, E.P., violation Article 134, UCMJ, to wit: possessing a forged

Armed Force Liberty Pass Card, awarded; action postponed, restricted to limits of

LANSING, pending final action

1835 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

1845 Held evening reports, all departments report secure, restricted men present

2100 Lights out

6-10-53 0030 Shore Patrolmen returned aboard

0700 USN YTB-496 (USS CHAHAO) cast off

0743 USS MCCORD (DD-534) moored to starboard side

1020 Received stores for general mess, Commissary Center, US Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

as per invoice

1100 USS MCCORD (DD-534) departed ship's side

1400 Received stores from Navy Exchange, USN Station, Subic Bay, P.I. as per invoice

1810 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, US Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

1845 Held Evening Reports, mustered dept. heads, security watches and restricted men,

no unauthorized absentees

6-11-53 0015 Two men returned aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0800 DITTYBOX, S.W., placed on report for violation of Article 134, UCMJ (General Article) unlawful

entry into CPO quarters

0910 Navy ship LSIL-1017 moored to starboard side

1800 Two men reported for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, U.S. Naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I.

1845 Held evening reports, mustered restricted men and security watches. All present and accounted for

2100 Lights out, silence about the deck

6-12-53 0015 Two men reported aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0500 Reveille

1300 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of DITTYBOX, S.W., violation Article 134,

UCMJ, unlawful entry into CPO quarters, awarded one (1) weeks restriction to

commence 12 June 1953

1820 Two men departed for shore patrol duty

2100 Lights out

6-13-53 0700 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0801 Set special sea detail

0812 Underway in Subic Bay enroute Batan Island, P.I., on various courses and speeds

0857 Sueste Point Light abeam to starboard, distance 0.7 miles

0913 Entered South China Sea

1025 Held Commanding Officers ships inspection

1100 Capones Island abeam to starboard distance 5 miles

1920 Lost bridge steering control, shifted to after steering control all engines stopped

1924 Commenced steering from bridge control

1928 All engines ahead 1/3

1930 All engines ahead standard 280 RPM

1945 Held evening reports, mustered department heads

2200 Lights out

6-14-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Batan Island, P.I. on course 0170T, pgc, pstgc.

All engines ahead standard 300 RPM

0040 Cape Bojeador Light abeam to starboard distance 10.4 miles

0630 Reveille, carried out holiday routine

0947 Set special sea detail. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds entering Mahatao Harbor,

Batan Island. R.P.

1007 Let go port anchor in 10 fathoms of water to three shots of chain on deck;

taking bearings (T) on the following: Chawa Point 0550T, Church Tower 1140T, Mabutui Point 2180T

1010 #2 boat in water

1012 Secured special sea detail

1230 DORSAL, G.A., placed on report for violation Article 91, UCMJ, disobedience of lawful

order of petty officer and Article 91 UCMJ, disrespectful in language toward a petty officer

1340 Three men reported aboard from CGC KUKUI (WAK-186) for transportation to

ComPhilSect, Sangley Point, R.P.

1345 Set special sea detail

1406 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds to take Navy LCM #5 in tow

1415 Navy LCM #5 in tow, secured special sea detail

1430 Four Navy personnel aboard for transportation to USS LSI(L)-1017

1430 Boat #2 aboard

1600 Underway in Luzon Straits with navy LCM #5 in tow on course 2120T & pgc, 2140 pstgc,

all engines (#2 & #3) ahead 2/3 190 RPM

1620 Pit log inoperative

1747 Pit log operative

1800 Entered Balintang Channel

2200 Lights out

6-15-53 0400 Gyro failure commenced steering 2140 psc

0600 Reveille

0648 Cape Bojeador Light abeam to port, dist 5.0 Mi

1011 Bacloc Island abeam to port distance 2 miles

1100 Pinge Island abeam to port, distance 1.6 miles

1130 Salomangue Island abeam to port distance 2 miles

1300 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for. Carried out shipboard training

1947 Port engine stopped

1815 All engines ahead, 165 RPM

2048 Altered course to avoid steamer 2350 pstgc, 2360 psc

2151 Pedra Point Light bearing 0900T dist. 4.7 mi

2200 Lights out

6-16-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Subic Bay, P.I. with navy LCM #5 in tow with

300 ft of towline. Pit log and SU radar inoperative

0104 Hermana Major Island abeam to port distance 7.9 miles

0600 Reveille

0738 Changed course to 1510T with Capones Island Light abeam to port, 2 miles

0937 Subic Bay Light abeam to port.

0958 Lowered #2 small boat, with Navy personnel aboard

1015 LANSING relieved towing LCM#5 by other Navy LCM

1022 #2 small boat aboard

1030 Standing out of Subic Bay Harbor

1044 Subic Bay Light abeam to starboard distance 1.5 miles. Enroute Sangley Point, R.P.

1255 Corregidor Light abeam to starboard distance two (2) miles, entered Manila Bay

1337 San Nicholas Shoals lighted buoy abeam to starboard distance one (1) mile.

Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing into

Naval Anchorage, Sangley Point, P.I.

1418 Set special sea detail

1427 Anchored in Manila Bay, off Sangley Point, P.I. in 6 fathoms of water with three shots

of chain on deck to the port anchor, on the following bearings: Wreck 1580T,

Sangley Point Light 2360T, and Barge 1980T. Vessel assumed BAKER TWO status

1432 Navy Port Director Boat alongside

1435 Three Navy personnel departed for US Naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I. after having received

transportation from Batan Island, P.I. by this unit

1437 Port Directors Boat departed ships side.

1448 U.S. Navy YO-196 along side to fuel

1500 Liberty granted to the 3rd section to expire at Fleet Landing, Manila at 0100 17 June 1953

and at Fleet Landing US Naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I. at 0030, 17 June 1953. Gyro compass

inoperative

1600 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, US Naval Station,

Sangley Point, P.I.

1650 U.S. Navy YO-196 departed ships side after discharging 25, 944 gals of diesel oil

1800 Gyro operative. Liberty granted to the 1st section to expire on board prior 2400 this date

2100 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for the 1st section, all returned on time

6-17-53 0040 Two men returned aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0500 Reveille

0700 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees

0820 U.S. Navy Water Barge YWN-147 along side

1100 Received commissary stores from Sangley Point Supply Depot as per invoice

1115 Two Navy personnel reported aboard for transportation to Hong Kong BCC

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters, all hands present or accounted for

1310 Commanding Officers Mast held this date in the case of DORSAL, G.A., violation of

Article 91 UCMJ. Awarded: action postponed

1420 One Navy officer reported aboard for transportation to Hong Kong BCC. Two Navy

personnel reported aboard for temporary additional duty in connection with transportation

to Hong Kong

1440 All hands mustered at quarters, all hands present or accounted for

1442 Special sea detail set in preparation to get underway

1451 Number one boat hoisted aboard

1503 Anchors aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds, standing out Manila Bay

enroute to Hong Kong, BCC

1518 Standing out Manila Bay, all main engines on the line, 210 RPM

1540 All engines ahead 265 RPM

1556 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to port distance (3) three mi. Increased speed to 300 RPM

1600 Underway in Manila Bay on course 2500 T, both shafts ahead 300 rpm

1637 Corregidor Island Light abeam to port, dist 2 mi

1752 Increased speed to both shafts ahead 340 RPM

1830 Changed to various courses and speeds, entered Subic Bay

1854 LCM alongside. DORSAL, G.A., departed on thirty (30) days emergency leave

1858 LCM cast off

1859 Proceeding out of Subic Bay

1717 Departed Subic Bay, set course 2410T, both shafts ahead 300 RPM

1945 Held evening reports, all departments report secure

2000 Underway in South China Sea on course 3230T, all engines ahead standard 300 RPM

2030 Capones Island Light abeam to starboard distance 4.9 miles

2200 Lights out, all secure

2318 Removed #2 main engine from the line due to casualty to water cooling system.

Reduced speed on starboard shaft to 265 RPM

6-18-53 0025 Engine 2 placed on line, all engines ahead 300 RPM

0900 Magazines inspected, compartments A-404, 406, 407 and C-310

damp, sprinkler system test unsatisfactory. All small arms accounted for

1300 Held quarters, followed by general quarters, fire, collision, abandon ship, gun drill,

damage control instruction

1415 Secured from all drills and instruction

1516 Special Court Martial convened in the case of DECON, C.C.

1620 Engines 1 and 3 taken off the line

1632 Special Court Martial in the case of DECON, C.C., recessed until 1900

1800 Ships clocks advance one hour, now keeping zone time (-9)

1900 Special Court Martial reconvened in the case of DECON, C.C.,

1940 Held evening reports, all departments secure

2123 Special Court Martial in the case of DECON, C.C., adjourned until the morning of 19 June 1953

2200 Lights out

2232 Increased to 265 RPM

6-19-53 0432 All four (4) engines on the line

0600 Reveille

0625 Increased speed to 340 RPM

0640 SU radar inoperative

0645 Reduced speed to 250 RPM placed one engine on each shaft

0700 Sighted Li-Ma Chun Islands dead ahead, distance 31 miles

0718 SU Radar operative

0855 Special Court Martial reconvened

0920 Wang Lan Light abeam to port ditance 1.8 miles

0940 Special Court Martial recessed

0950 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case CLAMPDOWN, S.D., violation of Article 92

UCMJ. Awarded: four (4) hours extra duty

0958 Set special sea detail

1000 Entered Tathong Channel, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds,

standing into Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong, BCC

1103 Boat #2 in the water

1105 British Boat TAMAR (T-19) alongside, LT DREWE, RN, aboard

1107 Commenced approach on mooring buoy #5

1113 Moored to Buoy #5, Naval Anchorage, Kowloon Harbor, Hong Kong, BCC, with

one (1) shot (15 fathoms fathom = 6 feet) of chain to buoy

1121 LCM #201 along side, U.S. Naval Boarding Party aboard

1147 LT DREWE, RN, departed on British Boat TAMAR (T-19)

1300 Liberty granted to the port section to expire at Fleet Landing, Blakes Pier, Hong Kong, BCC,

prior to 2400 this date. U.S. Naval Boarding Party ashore on LCM #201

1400 Three men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, Shore Patrol Headquarters,

Office of Royal Navy Provost Marshall at HMS TAMAR (T-19), Wellington Barracks,

Hong Kong, BCC

2400 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time. Three men returned aboard from temporary

additional duty as Shore Patrol

6-20-53 0500 Reveille

0700 Quarters for muster, no unauthorized absentees

0730 Boat #2 in the water

0830 Special Court Martial reconvened

0900 Held Commanding Officers inspection

0930 Special Court Martial adjourned

1000 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire prior to 2400 this date

1230 Water Barge alongside

1255 Water barge departed

1300 Three men departed for tour of Shore Patrol duty

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

6-21-53 0000 All hands returned from liberty on time

0900 Church services secured

1000 Liberty granted to the port section to expire at Fleet Landing, Blakes Pier, Victoria,

Hong Kong, BCC prior 2400 hours this date

1400 Three men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, Victoria, Hong Kong, BCC

1945 Evening Reports, department heads, security watches, and restricted men to muster;

no unauthorized absentees

2200 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for the port section, all returned on time. Three men

reported aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

6-22-53 0806 Special Court Martial reconvened

1030 Special Court Martial in case of DECON, C.C., adjourned to await action of Convening Authority

1310 Two men departed on tour of Shore Patrol

2230 Lights out, silence about deck

2400 Liberty party returned on time

6-23-53 0000 Moored to buoy #5, Man-of-0War Anchorage, Kowloon Harbor, Hong Kong, BCC

0035 Two men returned aboard from routine tour of Shore Patrol

0500 Reveille

0700 Quarters, all present and accounted for

1046 Water Boat from Union Water Boat Co., LTD alongside

1124 Water Boat departed after discharging 9,450 gals of fresh water

1300 Three men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, Victoria City,

Hong Kong, BCC. Liberty was granted to the port section to expire at Fleet Landing,

Blakes Pier, Hong Kong, BCC, prior 2400 this date

1826 Two Navy personnel reported aboard for transportation to U.S. naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I.

for further transfer to the USS CHAUNCEY (DD-667) due duty

1940 Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads and security watches, all secure

2225 Lights out, all secure

2400 Liberty expired for the port section, all returned on time

6-24-53 0015 One USAF SSGT reported aboard for transportation to US Naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I.

Three men reported aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0050 No. 2 Boat hoisted aboard

0500 Reveille

0730 One Navy AD3 reported aboard for transportation to US Naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I.

in accordance with CDR, US Navy Forces, Philippines letter

0845 Set the Special sea Detail

0858 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Kowloon Harbor

0950 Secured the Special Sea Detail

0955 Cleared Kowloon Bay, set course for Sangley Point, R. of P. 1240T. All engines ahead 265 RPM

1019 Increased speed ahead on all engines to 300 RPM

1305 Exercised at General Quarters drill

1355 Secured from General Quarters

1404 Reduced speed to 245 RPM

2200 Lights out, all secure

6-25-53 0800 Quarters for muster, all present or accounted for

0812 Took #2 engine off line, put #1 on line

0900 Magazines inspected, compartments A-404, 406, 407, and C-310 damp, tested sprinkler system,

test unsatisfactory

1300 Quarters, followed by General Quarters, Gun Drill, and Damage Control instruction

1420 Commenced steering by sinuous clock courses

1505 Removed #1 main engine from line due to casualty, replaced same with #2 main engine

1705 Made landfall West Coast of Luzon bearing 0950T

1807 Secured from sinuating, resumed base course

1900 Retarded ships clocks 1 hour keeping zone 8 time. The time is now 1800

2016 Changed course to 1660 pgc, 167T, 1680 psc with Hermana Major Light bearing 0760T range 5 miles

2347 Changed course to 1460 pgc (per gyro compass), 1470T, 1450 psc (per steering compass)

reduced speed to 165 RPM. Capones Island Light bearing 0900T, range 5 miles

6-26-53 0058 Los Frailes Rock bearing 0900T, dist. 2.1 miles

0445 La Monja Light abeam to starboard, distance 1 mile

0458 Corregidor Island Light abeam to starboard, distance 1.6 miles

0535 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to starboard, distance 2 miles

0610 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds for anchorage

0624 Anchored in anchorage CHARLIE, Manila Bay, P.I. in four fathoms

of water with three (3) shots of chain on deck to the port anchor

on the following bearings: Sangley Point Light 2400T, Barge 2030T, Wreck 1640T

0645 Boat #2 in the water

0745 Six Navy and one Air Force personnel departed after having received

transportation from Hong Kong, BCC to Sangley Point, P.I. in accordance with basic orders

0850 Water barge alongside

0934 Received aboard commissary stores from U.S. Naval station, Sangley Point, R. of P

1020 One Navy officer departed having received transportation from Hong

Kong, BCC to Sangley Point, R. of P. in accordance with basic orders

1420 #2 boat hoisted aboard

1503 Anchor aweigh, maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing out of Manila Bay

1518 Secured the special sea detail.

1605 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to port, dist 0.6 Mi

1646 El Fraile Island bearing 1210T, dist 1.4 Mi, entered South China Sea

1737 Fortune Island abeam starboard, dist. 3 miles

1832 Cape Santiago Light bearing 1050T, dist 3.6 Mi.

1840 Held evening reports, all department report secure

2005 Escarcio Point Light abeam to starboard distance 1.4 miles

2015 Verde Island abeam to port distance 1.3 miles

2020 Entered South Pass

2034 Baco Chico Island abeam to starboard distance 1.2 miles

2200 Lights out, all secure

2205 Entered Tablas Straits

2251 Baltasar Island abeam to port distance 1.6 miles. Elefante Island abeam to port distance 1.4 miles

6-27-53 0000 Underway in Sibuyan Sea enroute Panay Island, R. of P.

0320 Sighted Bugui Point Light bearing 1420T, 15 miles

0415 Changed course to 0670T with Aguja Point bearing 0000T, distant 1.8 miles

0457 Changed course to 1210T with San Miguel Island bearing 1800T, distant 1.8 miles

0600 Reveille

0654 Changed course to 0660T with Calantas Rock Light bearing 3150T

0702 Passed Tatoog Point Light to starboard distant 1.7 mi

0812 San Bernardino Island Light abeam to starboard, dist. 3.6 mi

0930 Ungay Point Light abeam port, dist 7.2 Mi

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1247 Licteir Point, Catanduanes Island abeam to port distance 3.1 miles

1334 Lolong Point, Panay Island abeam to port distance 2.8 miles

1410 Stopped all engines, commenced drifting

1425 Underway, maneuvering various courses and speeds to pick up LCM tow

1425 Navy LCM # in tow, 300 ft. of towing hawser

1440 Boat #2 in the water

1450 Boat #2 hoisted aboard. One Navy SN and one Navy FN, crew of Navy LCM#9 reported

aboard for transportation to U.S. naval Station, Subic Bay, P.I. in accordance with

Standard Transfer Order

1830 LCM #9 settling slowly, port shaft stopped

1843 Starboard shaft stopped

1849 #2 boat away with crew of 6 and damage control equipment

1926 #2 boat along side and hoisted

1932 #2 boat away with additional damage control equipment

2000 Underway on course 1610T, maneuvering with various speeds, towing LCM #9 astern.

Damage control party aboard LCM #9 attempting to stop flooding

2146 #2 boat hoisted aboard. Damage control party aboard

2210 USN LCM#9 cast loose, and capsized and sank in 400 fathoms of water position

130 06N 1240 05E

2230 Lights out

2252 Commenced one mile square search for LCM#9

2322 Completed search. Negative results

2331 Increased speed to 265 RPM

6-28-53 0000 Underway in the Philippine Sea enroute Subic Bay, R.P.

0153 Ungay Point Light abeam to starboard, 11.5 Mi

0320 San Bernardino Light abeam to port, dist 4.1 Mi

0400 Underway in San Bernardino Straits

0408 Teclin Island Light abeam to starboard distance 2.4 miles

0437 Calantas Rock Light abeam to starboard distance 2 miles. Entered Naranjo Pass

0458 Entered Ticao Pass

0630 Reveille

0645 San Miguel Light abeam to port distance 1.6 miles

0657 Entered Masbate Pass

0737 Aguja Point abeam to starboard distance 1.8 miles

1535 Changed course to 2980T with Baltasar Light bearing 0140T range 2.8 miles

1837 Baco Chico Island abeam port, dist. 1.0 Mi

1931 Escarcio Point Light abeam port, dist. (?)

2024 Changed course to 3020T, Maricaban Island abeam to starboard distance 2.1 miles

2050 Port shaft stopped, placed on immediate standby, starboard shaft making 220 RPM

2200 Entered South China Sea, Cape Santiago Light abeam to starboard distance 1.2 miles.

2230 Lights out, all secure

2300 Calatagan Point abeam to starboard distance 2.5 miles

6-29-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Subic Bay, R. of P.

0005 Changed course to 3060T with Fortune Island Light 3 miles abeam to port

0634 Sueste Point Light abeam to port distance 1.1 miles

0652 Steering various courses and speeds standing in Olangapo Channel

0715 Set the anchor detail

0730 Set the special sea detail. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds

for mooring berth

0804 Moored port side to USS YON-144, moored to buoy #22, Subic Bay, R.P.

0835 One Navy SN and one Navy FN, crew of LCM #9, departed auth.

Standard Transfer Order #697-53

0845 USS YO-46 moored to starboard side

0900 Commenced receiving fuel from YO-46

1010 Completed fueling, received 22,000 gal. of diesel fuel oil

1025 YO-46 cast off

1255 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Subic Bay

1528 Entering north channel Corregidor Island

1627 San Nicholas Shoal Light abeam to starboard

1712 Let go port anchor, anchored in six (6) fathoms of water, three shots of chain to port anchor

in anchorage CHARLIE, Sangley Point, on the following true bearings:

Wreck bearing 1560T, Sangley Point Light bearing 2400T. Boat #2 in the water.

1825 Liberty granted section three (3) to expire on board prior 2400 this date, section two (2) to

expire on Fleet Landing Sangley Point prior 0030, June 30 1953

1825 Two men departed for routine tour of shore patrol duty

2200 Lights out silence about deck

2400 Liberty expired for section three (3). All hands returned on time except BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.,

AWOL as of this time and date

6-30-53 0000 Two men returned from routine tour of Shore Patrol duty

0030 Liberty expired for section two (2) all hands returned on time except

BROACHING, T.O., and DERELICT, A.V., both AOL as of this time and date

0515 BROACHING, T.O., returned aboard clean, sober and in uniform after being AOL a period

of four (4) hours forty five (45) minutes

0700 All hands to quarters for muster, all present and accounted for except

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., absent without leave for a period of seven hours,

DERELICT, A.V., absent over leave for a period of six hours thirty minutes

1430 Liberty granted to the first section to expire at 0030, 1 July 1953 at Fleet Landing, Sangley Point

and in time to return on the 0100 boat from Manila Fleet Landing, 1 July 1953.

1700 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

2110 Lights out

2240 U.S. Navy YWN #17 moored to starboard side

2400 Liberty expired for second section, no absentees

7-1-53 0013 DERELICT, A.V., returned aboard, placed on report for violation

Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL from 0030, 30 Jun 1953 to present, a

period of twenty-three (23) hours and forty-three (43) minutes

0013 Shore patrol returned aboard

0015 Secured from receiving water. Received 8000 gals. U.S. Navy YWN317 cast off

0030 Liberty expired for first section, all returned except BOATHOOK, W.S.

0125 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., returned aboard, place on report for violation of Article 86, UCMJ,

AWOL from 2400, 29 June 1953, to present, a period of one (1) day, one (1) hour

and twenty-five (25) minutes

0455 DERELICT, A.V., returned aboard, place on report for violation of Article 86, UCMJ,

AWOL from 0030 this date to present, a period of four (4) hours and twenty five (25) minutes

0500 Reveille

0800 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., placed on report for violation Article 134, UCMJ, being disorderly

in that he struck engineman CANBUOY, M.B., his superior petty officer

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees. Carried out the following drills

and instruction: general quarters, fire, gun, ditch & rescue, signal (flag hoist), radio, coding, and

telephone talker drills, and damage control instruction.

1645 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, Naval Station, Sangley Point, P.I.

2130 Lights out, all secure

7-2-53 0010 Two men reported from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

0030 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time except DINGHY, F.O.

0700 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees except DINGHY, F.O., who has been

absent without leave for a period of six (6) hours and thirty (30) minutes

0947 DINGHY, F.O., returned on board having been AWOL for a period of

nine (9) hours forty three (43) minutes

1000 Held Captains Mast in cases of: DERELICT, A.V., AWOL (23) twenty-three hours

(43) forty-three minutes, awarded eight (8) days restriction to limits of LANSING;

BROACHING, T.O., AWOL four (4) hours and forty five (45) minutes Excused;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., AWOL twenty five (25) hours twenty five (25) minutes

awarded two (2) weeks restriction to limits of the LANSING;

BOATHOOK, W.S., AWOL four (4) hours twenty five (25) minutes Excused;

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., disorderly Voided.

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

7-3-53 0815 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of DINGHY, F.O., AWOL nine (9) hours

(17) seventeen minutes, awarded two weeks restriction

0817 USN water barge alongside

1605 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-4-53 0030 Shore Patrol aboard

0030 Liberty expired all returned except COCKPIT, W.S., DUNNAGE, L.M., and DUNGAREE, B.W.

0500 Reveille

0740 COCKPIT, W.S., and DUNNAGE, L.M., returned aboard, placed on report for violation

Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL from 0030 this date to present, a period of seven (7) hours

and ten (10 minutes

0830 Held Commanding Officers personnel inspection

0850 Liberty granted to third section to expire at 0030, Fleet Landing, Sangley Point or

0100 Fleet Landing, Manila

1650 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, U.S. Naval Station,

Sangley Point, P.I., prior 0130 5 July 1953

1800 Liberty granted to the 1st section to expire at Fleet Landing, U.S. Naval Station,

Sangley Point., P.I.

2330 DUNGAREE, B.W., returned on board, clean, sober, and in proper uniform, after having been

absent without leave for a period of twenty three (23) hours. Subject placed on report for violation

of article 86, UCMJ (unauthorized absence from unit).

7-5-53 0200 Two men returned from routine Shore Patrol duty, Sangley Point, P.I.

0630 Reveille

1710 Two men departed for routine tour of Shore Patrol duty

2200 Lights out silence about decks.

2400 Liberty expired section three (3), all hands returned on time.

7-6-53 0025 Two men returned from routine tour of Shore Patrol duty

0100 Liberty expired for sections two (2) all returned on time except CONNING, S.S.

AWOL as of this time and date

0500 Reveille

0515 CONNING, S.S., returned clean sober and in uniform after being AWOL a period of

four hours and fifteen minutes

0700 Quarters, all present and accounted for

0801 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Manila Bay enroute

Subic Bay, R.P.

0858 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to port, distance 0.7 miles

0948 Corregidor Island Light abeam to port distance 0.9 mile

1042 (unreadable) Point abeam to starboard, distance 2 miles

1257 Held man overboard drill

1300 All engines stopped

1302 Boat #1 in the water

1307 Held general quarters drill, maneuvering on various courses and speeds, standing in Subic Bay

1345 Secured from general quarters

1348 Set the special sea detail

1407 Moored port side to Berth A-2, U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, R.P.

1412 Secured the special sea detail

1848 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-7-53 0015 Shore Patrol returned aboard

0720 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of CONNING, S.S., violation of Article 86, UCMJ,

awarded excused;

COCKPIT, W.S., violation Article 86, UCMJ, awarded warning;

DUNNAGE, L.M., violation Article 86, UCMJ, awarded warning;

DUNGAREE, B.W., violation Article 86, UICMJ, awarded two (2) weeks restriction

to limits of this unit

1300 Held quarters followed by instructions in boat; gunnery, navigation, seamanship, telephone talker

and damage control. Board of Inspection convened, LCDR, USCG president

1415 Board of Inspection adjourned

1740 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, USNS, Subic Bay, R.P.

7-8-53 0021 Two men reported aboard from temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol

1300 Held quarters followed by Seamanship instruction, damage control instruction, lookout

& telephone talker instruction

1833 Two men departed for routine tour of Shore Patrol

2345 Two men returned from routine tour of Shore Patrol

7-9-53 0500 Reveille

0834 Last line aboard, underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Subic Bay

0906 Held fire drill

0922 Held collision drill. Carried out the following drills and/or instruction: steering casualty,

damage control, fire fighting, casualty power, signal, radio, crypto board, gunnery, telephone talker

1025 COMPASSROSE, D.C., placed on report for violation of Ships Order #Four (4),

smoking during general quarters

1035 Secured from general quarters, set ASW general quarters

1042 Secured from ASW general quarters

1045 Held abandon ship drill

1100 Secured from all drills

1304 Changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering off of Los Frailes Bombardment Range

to conduct SGD-3 and SGD-40 gunnery exercises

1320 Commenced exercise

1440 Completed exercise, secured from general quarters. The following ammunition expended;

twenty (20) rounds 3/50 cal. AA No. SPDN 3417, ninety-six (96) rounds 40mm HET,

No SPDN 6967, no casualties

1515 Changed to various courses and speeds entering Subic Bay

1543 Set special sea detail

1555 Moored port side to Berth Able-2, U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, R.P.

1820 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-10-53 0005 Shore Patrol returned aboard

1018 Received stores from general mess from Navy exchange, USNS, Subic Bay, P.I.

1108 Received 1007 gals of lube oil from U.S. naval Base, Subic Bay, P.I.

1300 Held quarters followed by the following training: seamanship, gunnery, damage control,

telephone talker, navigation instructions

1445 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of the following named men:

COCKPIT, W.S., violation of Article 134 UCMJ Disorderly on U.S. Naval Station,

Sangley Point, R.P. on or about 0225 4 July 1953 Awarded: restricted to limits of

LANSING for a period of seven (7) days;

DUNNAGE, L.M., violation of Article 134 UCMJ Disorderly on or about 0225, 4

July 1953 at US Naval Station, Sangley Point, R.P. Awarded: Seven (7) days restriction

to the limits of the LANSING;

DRYDOCK, B.R., violation of NavSta Sangley Point R.P. notice #1620 Out of bounds

Awarded: excused;

COMPASSROSE, D.C., violation of Ships Order #4 smoking during general drills and

instruction Awarded: excused with warning;

DOWSE, T.I., violation of Article 91 UCMJ disobeyance of lawful order

Awarded: ten (10) hours of extra duty to be performed at the rate of two (2) hours per day

1800 Liberty granted to the first section to limits of USNS, Subic Bay, R.P. to expire on board

prior 2400 this date.

1825 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, USNS, Subic Bay, R.P.

7-11-53 0016 Two men returned aboard from duty as Shore Patrolmen

0500 Reveille

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection of ship

1100 Vessel assumed ready status on fifteen (15) minutes standby

1200 Vessel secured from fifteen (15) minute standby assumed regular BAKER-TWO status

1815 Two mend departed on routine tour of shore patrol

7-12-53 0110 Two men returned from tour of shore patrol

1300 Liberty granted to second section to limits of Naval Station to expire aboard, prior to 2400 this date

1835 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

2230 DISTRESS, F.S., placed on report for violation Article 89, UCMJ, disrespect to superior officer

and Article 90, disobedience of orders

7-13-53 0010 Shore Patrol returned aboard

1020 Received stores for general mess from US Naval Station, Subic Bay, R.P.

1305 Set Condition Modified BAKER

1314 Set special sea detail

1330 Underway in Subic Bay, enroute mooring buoy #12

1345 #2 boat waterborne

1359 Moored to mooring buoy #12, Subic Bay, P.I. on the following

bearings; Kalaklan Pont Light 0000T, Magauga Island Light 3100T, Luzon Point 1110T

1800 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, USNS, Subic Bay, R.P.

7-14-53 0055 Two men returned from Shore Patrol duty

0500 Reveille

0730 Hoisted #2 boat, #1 boat waterborne

1300 Held quarters followed by Gunnery instruction, seamanship instruction, Damage Control

and Engineering instruction, telephone talker and lookout instruction

1425 YW 123 alongside commenced taking on water

1520 Secured from taking on water, YW 123 away

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

7-15-53 0500 Reveille

0730 Held Commanding Officers Mast on DISTRESS, F.S. awarded eight (8) hours extra duty

1550 Garbage scow alongside

1605 Garbage scow departed

1800 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

2115 Lights out.

7-16-53 0045 Shore Patrol returned aboard

0500 Reveille

0700 Held pay call

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters, followed by training: seamanship, signaling (blinker), seamanship,

navigation, gunnery instruction

1420 YW-123 alongside to starboard

1455 YW-123 departed ships side discharged 8100 gals of fresh water

1800 Two men departed for temporary additional duty as Shore Patrol, Subic Bay, R.P.

2145 Lights out, all secure

7-17-53 0044 Two men returned aboard from Shore Patrol duty

0500 Reveille

1120 Received stores aboard from US Naval Station, Subic Bay

2100 Lights out, silence about deck

7-18-53 0500 Reveille

0945 Set special sea detail

1002 Cast off from buoy #12, underway on various courses and speeds enroute to Alava dock

1020 Moored port side to USS ORCA (AVP-49), berth ONE-ROGER, U.S. Naval Station,

Subic Bay, R.P.

1035 Secured special sea detail

1810 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-19-53 0115 Shore Patrol returned aboard

0600 Reveille

1755 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-20-53 0005 Two men returned from routine Shore Patrol duty

1300 Quarters followed by Signal drill, Seamanship instruction, gun drill, D.C. instruction,

Engineering drill, telephone talker and lookout instruction

1750 Two men departed on Shore Patrol duty

7-21-53 0040 Two men returned from tour of Shore Patrol duty

1300 Quarters, all present or accounted for. Held training

1900 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

2115 Lights out

7-22-53 0740 USS YD-115 alongside

0810 USS YD-115 cast off

0845 Set Condition Modified BAKER

0915 Set special sea detail

0923 Underway enroute Sangley Point

1020 Commenced sounding fog signals in accordance with International Rules of the Road.

Visibility reduced

1100 Secured fog signals

1213 Due to decreased visibility, commenced fog signals as before

1232 Luzon Point abeam to port distance 1.6 miles

1240 Secured fog signals

1300 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees; held instruction in engineering,

telephone talker procedure, and navigation

1322 La Mouja (sp) Island abeam to starboard, distance 1.2 miles

1337 Corregidor Island Light abeam to starboard distance 1 mile

1425 San Nicholas Shoals Light abeam to starboard distance .8 mile

1510 Set special sea detail

1515 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds for assigned anchorage

1525 Anchored in Manila Bay, Sangley Point, R.P. in 4 fathoms of waterwith three (3) shots of chain

to the starboard anchor on the following bearings: Sangley Point Light 2400T, Wreck 1670T,

Barge 2030T

1529 #2 Boat in water. Vessel assumed BAKER TWO status

1800 Two men departed for routine Shore Patrol duty, Sangley Point, R. P.

7-23-53 0010 Two men returned aboard from routine Shore Patrol duty

0500 Reveille

0915 US Navy YW 148 alongside, taking on water

0950 Secured from taking on water. YW-147 departed

1012 Convened Summary Court Martial in case of DUNNAGE, L.M.

1300 Held Quarters followed by Signal drill, Gun drill, Seamanship instruction,

Damage Control instruction, Engineering instruction

1410 Summary Court Martial in case of DUNNAGE, L.M., adjourned

1730 Two men departed for routine tour of Shore Patrol

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

7-24-53 0010 Two men returned from tour of Shore Patrol duties

0030 Liberty expired for section two (2) all hands returned on time except DEVILCLAW, S.I.

0500 Reveille

0500 DEVILCLAW, S.I., returned aboard after being AWOL a period of six (6) hours and five (5) minutes

0700 Quarters all present except DISPLACEMENT, W.W., who failed to muster

1310 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of DISPLACEMENT, W.W., violation Article 86,

UCMJ, AWOL, failure to make muster; awarded, excused

1600 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

7-25-53 1035 CAPT, USCG, Commander Philippine Section, Sangley Point, R.P. reported aboard for

official visit. Mustered all hands at quarters, carried out personnel inspection

1100 Secured from personnel inspection, carried out ships inspection

1145 Secured from ships inspection.

1300 CAPT, USCG, ComPhilSect, departed ship after official visit

1700 Two men departed for routine duty as Shore Patrol, USNS, Sangley Point, R.P.

1837 U.S. Navy YW0147 along side to starboard to discharge water

1920 U.S. Navy YW0147 departed ships side after delivering 9180 gals of fresh water

2100 Lights out, all secure

7-26-53 0010 Two men returned aboard from routine Shore Patrol duty

0130 Liberty expired for the 3rd section and all hands, all returned on time except

DOUBLEUP, S.S., CHAINSTOPPER, S.L.,

BROACHING, T.O., DOUBLEBOTTOM, W.S. and

DOUBLEBANKED, T.M.

0515 DOUBLEBOTTOM, W.S., returned aboard, clean, sober and in proper uniform after having

been absent without leave for a period of 3 hours and forty-five (45) minutes

0600 Reveille

1700 Two men departed for tour of Shore Patrol duty

1720 DOUBLEBANKED, T.M. and DOUBLEUP, S.S., returned aboard after being AWOL

a period of sixteen (16) hours fifty (50) minutes

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

7-27-53 0000 LINECROSSING, C.E., taken to Infirmary, Sangley Point Naval

Station for treatment of dislocated knee;

BROACHING, T.O., and CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., now AWOL twenty two (22) hours

and thirty (30) minutes

0030 Liberty expired for section two (2) all hands returned except BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

AWOL as of this time and date

0700 Quarters, all present and accounted for except BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., and

CHAINSTOPPER, S.L.

0900 Fuel barge alongside

0912 Commenced receiving fuel

0913 Water barge alongside, commenced receiving water

1000 Completed receiving water, received 5270 gals

1025 Completed fueling, received 16239 gallons diesel fuel oil

1030 Fuel barge departed

1310 Commanding Officers Mast in case of following men:

DOUBLEBOTTOM, W.S., violation Article 86 UCMJ, AWOL from 0130, 26 July to

0515 26 July 1953, Awarded, excused;

BROACHING, T.O., violation Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL, from

0130, 26 July to 0030, 27 July 1953, Awarded, restricted to LANSING till 2 Aug 1953;

DEVILCLAW, S.I., AWOL from 0030, 24 July to 0635 24 July 1953, Awarded,

restrict to LANSING till 2 Aug 1953;

DOUBLEUP, S.S., and DOUBLEBANKED, T.M., violation Article 86, UCMJ, AWOL

from 0130, 26 July to 1720, 26 July 1953, Awarded, restricted to limits of LANSING until

2 Aug 1953; BOATHOOK, W.S. and

CATFALL, O.A., wearing civilian clothes aboard ship, referred to investigation

1431 Anchor aweigh, underway maneuvering to new anchorage position

1437 Let go starboard anchor, anchored I four and one half fathoms of water with thirty fathoms

of chain on deck, on following bearings: Sangley Point Light 2390 pgc, Wreck, 1520 pgc,

Barge 1990 pgc

1700 Two men departed for Shore Patrol duty

2101 BOWPAINTER, S.B., returned aboard, liberty card in custody of base Shore Patrol

7-28-53 0030 Liberty expired for first section, all returned except DUNGAREE, B.W.

0500 Reveille

0700 Quarters, all present or accounted for.

0801 Held Ditch and Rescue Drill

0820 Held at sea collision drill and fire drill

0846 Secured from at sea collision drill and fire drill

0851 Held at sea fire drill

0900 Secured from fire drill

0900 Carried out the following instruction: Atomic Defense, Engineering, Signaling and C.I.C.

0905 Held Summary Court Martial in the case of DEADHEAD, P.S.. Adjourned to await action

of Convening Authority

1011 Secured from fire drill

1015 Held in-port fire drill

1033 Secured from fired drill

1037 Held fire and rescue drill

1046 Secured from fire and rescue drill

1051 Held general quarters followed by gun drill and the following instructions:

Biological & Chemical Defense, C.I.C., engineering and signaling

1630 BOWPAINTER, S.B., absent without leave as of this date and time having failed to return

from special liberty

1700 Two men departed for routine Shore Patrol duty, USNS, Sangley Point, R.P.

2100 Lights out, all secure

7-29-53 0050 Two men returned aboard from routine Shore Patrol duty.

CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., returned aboard clean, sober, and in

proper uniform after having been absent without leave for a

period of two (2) days, twenty-three (23) hours and twenty (20) minutes

0500 Reveille

0810 USN YWN-147 along side to port to discharge water

0855 USN YWN-147 departed ships side after delivering 6700 gals. of fresh water

1301 Held instruction in Gunnery, Seamanship, Gunnery, Damage Control;, Biological and Chemical

Defense.

Commanding Officers Mast held in case of CHAINSTOPPER, S.L., violation of Article 86,

UCMJ, action suspended, temporarily restricted to limits of CGC LANSING (WDE-488)

1820 BOWPAINTER, S.B., reported aboard after being AWOL fifteen (15) hours and

twenty (20) minutes,

DUNGAREE, B.W., reported aboard after being AWOL for a period one (1) day

seventeen (17) hours and twenty (20) minutes

2135 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., returned aboard having been AWOL a period

of two (2) days, twenty (21) hours and five (5) minutes

7-30-53 0815 DIRECTOR, M.D., and DECKTACKLE, H.D., returned on board

after being AWOL seven (7) hours and forty five (45) minutes

0805 Water barge alongside

0850 Water barge departed

0900 Commenced preparations for getting underway

0915 Set Modified Baker

0945 Set special sea detail

0950 Boat #1 aboard

0958 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses and speeds, standing out

of anchorage, enroute Lingayen Gulf on search and rescue mission

1005 Secured special sea detail

1030 Engine No. 3 developed fuel pump casualty, took #3 off line

1047 San Nicholas Shoal Light abeam to port, 2.5 mi

1102 Engine #3 back on line, both shafts ahead 365 rpm

1120 Corregidor Island Light abeam to port

1143 Entered South china Sea

1210 Luzon Point abeam to starboard distance 1.2 miles

1323 Los Frailes Island abeam to starboard distance 1.7 miles

1359 Capones Island abeam to starboard distance 1.7 miles

2200 Lights out silence about deck

2347 Reduced to ahead 165 rpm, commenced expanding square clockwise search, 2 Mi spacing

2350 Took #2 & #4 MDE off line

7-31-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea carrying out clockwise two (2) mile search plan for possible

survivors and wreckage of U.S. navy PBM. Vessel in company with

USS ORCA (AVP-49) OTC and various aircraft.

0157 Tested high altitude flare mortars expended two (2) high altitude flares

0949 Sighted object in water, changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering to investigate object

1005 Object determined to be a cardboard carton

1053 Sighted object in water, changed to various courses and speeds, maneuvering to investigate object

1100 Object determined to be a wooden carton

1945 Evening reports mustered department heads all secured about ship

2041 Ordered to discontinue search by OTC, USS ORCA (AVP-49) msg 311232Z

2200 Lights out

2206 Changed course to 0730 pgc, enroute Honolulu, T.H.

2210 Put all four engines on line

2220 Increased speed to both shafts ahead standard 265 rpm

8-1-53 0000 Underway in South China Sea enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 0520 PGC & T, making

265 rpm on both shafts.

0203 May(unreadable) Point Light abeam to starboard distance 5.2 miles

0319 Pala Point Light abeam to starboard distance 6 miles. Entered Babuyan Channel

0600 Reveille

0700 Reported to ComWestArea for operational control

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

8-2-53 1600 Underway in Pacific Ocean on course 0810 pgc & T, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1945 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads, all secure

2200 Lights out

8-3-53 0000 Underway in the Pacific Ocean enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 0810T &pgc,

both shafts ahead 265 rpm, under operational control of ComWestArea and administrative

control of Commander, 14th Coast Guard District

8-4-53 1000 Held request mast.

1300 Quarters, held following instructions, damage control, first aid, emergency steering and military etiquette

1434 Increased to both shafts ahead 290 rpm

1610 The following names men appeared before Commanding Officers Mast this date:

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., violation of Article 86 UCMJ Absent without leave from

0030, 7-27-53 to 2135, 7- 29-53, Awarded: seven (7) days confinement at hard labor, to

commence on day of return to Honolulu, T.H.;

BOWPAINTER, S.B., violation of Article 86, UCMJ absent without leave from 1630 28 July 1953

to 1820, 29 July 1953, violations of Article 109, UCMJ, destruction of private property, and violation

of Article 134, UCMJ, out of uniform, Awarded: seven (7) days confinement

at hard labor to commence on day of return to Honolulu, T.H.;

DUNGAREE, B.W., violation of Article 86, absent without leave from 0030, 28 July 1953

to 1820, 29 July, 1953 Awarded: extra duty for a period not to exceed two consecutive weeks;

and not to exceed two hours per day, holidays included;

DIRECTOR, M.D., violation of Article 86, UCMJ, absent without leave from 0030 30 July 1953

to 0815 30 July 1953, Awarded: six (6) hours extra duty, not to exceed two hours per day; and

DECKTACKLE, H.D., violation of Article 86, UCMJ, absent without leave from 0030, 30 July 1953

To 0815, 30 July 1953, Awarded: eight (8) hours extra duty, not to exceed two hours per day

2200 Lights out

8-4-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 0890 pgc, T, 0860 psc,

both shafts ahead 290 rpm

1800 Advance all ships clocks one (1) hour to 10 zone time

2200 Lights out

8-5-53 1055 Placed following men on report for violation of Article 92 (Failure to obey order), UCMJ,

EASEOFF, S.U., DOGWATCH, T.H., CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., CANBUOY, M.B., EBBTIDE, C.T.

8-6-53 1100 Commanding Officer held Mast in the following cases: EASEOFF, S.U., DOGWATCH, T.H.,

CLOTHESSTOP, C.L., CANBUOY, M.B., EBBTIDE, C.T., all for violation of Article 91,

UCMJ failure to turn out at late sleepers call. All awarded 2 hours extra police duty as

non-judicial punishment

1300 Quarters, all present or accounted for, held following instructions: first aid, damage control,

gunnery, military etiquette, signals

2200 Lights out

8-7-53 0130 ELEVATOR, T.P., while on lookout watch, received slight head injury from metal cover to

sight on MK 52 director, which was shaken loose by heavy pounding of ship

0600 Reveille

0656 Commenced fog signals due to low visibility

0701 Secured fog signals

0831 Both shafts stopped due to lube oil casualty

0833 Both shafts ahead 290 rpm

2200 Lights out

8-8-53 0600 Reveille

0634 SU radar inoperative

0808 SU radar back in operation

1030 Held Commanding Officers material inspection

1109 Secured from inspection

2200 Lights out

8-9-53 1300 Advanced clocks one(1) hour to conform with zone minus twelve (Sunday) time

1940 Held Evening Reports, all Dept. reported secure

8-10-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course

(Monday) 0880 pgc, T, 0760 psc, both shafts ahead 290 rpm

0500 Crossed 180th Meridian at 220-22N, retarded all ships clocks twenty-

four (24) hours to conform to zone +12 time. Entered Western Hemisphere

8-9-53 1257 Held fire drill

(Sunday) 1302 Changed course to 0940 pgc, T, 0800 psc

1305 Carried out following instruction: resuscitation, damage control, emergency steering, gunnery,

C.I.C., signals, telephone talker, engineering

1405 Held Ditch and Rescue Drill

1430 Held man overboard drill

1445 Held Collision drill

1500 Secured from all drills

1850 Held Ditch & Rescue Drill

1857 Commenced night illumination drill, Gun #2 firing

1905 Secured firing, expended a total of five (5) rounds of 3/50 illuminating projectiles SPDN 5847.

There were no casualties

1906 Secured from Ditch & Rescue Drill

1940 Held Evening Reports, all Dept. heads reported secure

2200 Lights out

8-10-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 0940 pgc, T, 0800 psc,

both shafts ahead 290 rpm.

1300 Quarters, all present or accounted for

1335 Increased to 340 rpm

1339 Decreased to 320 rpm

1400 Advanced clocks one (1) hour to conform with zone plus eleven (+11) time

2112 Reduced rpm on both shafts to 290

2200 Lights out

2300 Reduced rpm on both shafts to 165 rpm

2302 Changed course to 0600T & pgc, 0450 psc

2310 Increased rpm on both shafts to 265, changed course to 0940 T & pgc, 0800 psc

8-11-53 0025 Put no. 4 main engine back on line, increased to 290 rpm

0030 Increased to 320 rpm

0600 Reveille

0631 Reduced speed to 290 rpm

1240 Took no 4 engine off the line, port shaft ahead 265 rpm

1301 Increases starboard shaft to 320 rpm

1450 Placed No. 4 engine on line, both shafts ahead 320 rpm

8-12-53 0600 Reveille

0627 Increased speed to 340 rpm

0635 Increased speed to 350 rpm

0820 Increased rpm on both shafts to 365 rpm

0930 Sighted Oahu bearing 0750 T, 50 miles

1300 Advanced clocks one (1) hour to conform to zone plus ten (+10) time

1403 Barbers Point light bearing 0000 T, dist. 5.0 Mi., changed course to 0700 pgc, T, 0530 psc

1405 Reduced to ahead 265 rpm

1445 Set special sea detail

1450 Changed to various courses and speeds, entering channel to Pearl

Harbor, Oahu.

1553 Moored starboard side to Berth HOW-three, Navy Fuel Depot, Pearl Harbor, Oahu

1630 Commenced taking on fuel

1640 Liberty granted to the second and third sections to expire on board prior to 0755, 13 August 1953

1818 Finished fueling, having received 71106 gallons of diesel fuel

1945 Held evening reports, all departments secure.

8-13-53 0755 Liberty party returned on time except BOOTCAMP, S.E.

0800 Making preparations to get underway

0840 Set condition BAKER

0850 Set the special sea detail

0902 Underway on various courses and speeds, enroute Sand Island, Oahu

0947 Secure special sea detail

0950 Set course 1300 pgc, T, 1150 psc, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1009 Changed to various courses and speeds, entering Honolulu harbor, T.H.

1010 Set special sea detail

1039 Moored starboard side to Berth DOG, CG Base, Sand Island, Oahu

1053 Secured the special sea detail, set in-port watch

1315 Liberty granted to the first section and third section to expire at 0745, 14 August 1953

1430 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery

1610 Received commissary supplies from Chun Chong Co.

2200 Lights out

8-14-53 0415 BOWPAINTER, S.B., returned aboard in custody of HASP, placed on

report for violation Article 134, UCMJ, drunk in public

0440 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery

0545 Received Commissary supplies from Dairymens Assn

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired, all returnee except BLOCKBUSTER, A.B.

0800 Quarters, all present or accounted for except BLOCKBUSTER, A.B. and BOOTCAMP, S.E.

0900 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal

except in compartments A-406-M, A-494-M, A-407-MT, C0304-MT, C-310-M which are damp

due to leaky sprinkler valves. Checked and accounted for all small arms and ammunition.

Make weekly test of magazine sprinkler system, test unsatisfactory

0932 Received commissary stores for general mess from Dairymens Assoc. Ltd

1515 Received commissary stores for general mess from Ala Moana Produce Co., Honolulu, T.H.

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-15-53 0000 Vessel in CHARLIE TWENTY-FOUR status. The following names

men now absent without leave for the periods indicated:

BOOTCAMP, S.E. one (1) day, sixteen (16) hours and fifteen (15) minutes;

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B. sixteen (16) hours and fifteen (15) minutes

0430 Received commissary stores for general mess from Loves Bread and Biscuit Co. LTD

0600 Reveille

0800 Assumed radio guard duties from USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

1000 Liberty expired for section one (1), all hands returned on time

1000 Liberty granted section three to expire prior 0755, 17 August 1953

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

8-16-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Relieved of radio guard by CGC IROQUOIS (WPG-43)

2200 Lights out

8-17-53 0115 BOOTCAMP, S.E., returned aboard sober and in clean uniform after

having been absent without leave 3 days, 17 hours, 30 minutes

0415 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Bread and Biscuit Co

1305 DOUBLEUP, S.S., placed on report for violation of Article 92, UCMJ violation Ships Order #9.

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

BOOTCAMP, S.E., violation of Article 96 UCMJ absent without leave period

0755, 13 Aug 0115 17 Aug 1953 Awarded: fourteen (14) days restriction to

limits of USCGC LANSING (WDE-488);

BOWPAINTER, S.B. violation of Article 134, UCMJ Drunk in public Awarded:

four (4) days restriction to limits of USCGC LANSING (WDE-488)

1600 Held pay call

1630 Liberty granted to the 1st and 2nd sections to expire on board prior 0745, 18 August 1953

1940 Held Evening Reports, mustered Dept. Heads and restricted men, all present or accounted for,

all secure

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-18-53 0000 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., now absent without leave for a period of three (3) days, sixteen (16) hours

and fifteen (15) minutes

0600 Reveille

0800 Assumed radio guard duties from USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

1305 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of DOUBLEUP, S.S. awarded one (1) hour extra duty

1750 Held in port fire drill

1800 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out, silence about decks

8-19-53 0000 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., now absent without leave for a period of four (4) days, sixteen (16) hours

and fifteen (15) minutes

0600 Reveille

0800 Relieved of radio guard by CGC DURANT

2315 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., reported aboard sober and in clean uniform

after having been absent without leave for a period of 5 days, 15 hours, and 30 minutes

8-20-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Assumed radio guard

1045 Received commissary stores for general mess from NSC, Pearl Harbor, T.H. as per invoices

1050 Received stores from K.Y. Lellie Co, Honolulu, T.H. as per slip

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-21-53 0435 Received commissary stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit & Bread Co, LTD

0600 Reveille, commenced making preparations for getting underway

0745 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time. Mustered all hands at quarters,

no unauthorized absentees. Set special sea detail

0807 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of Honolulu Harbor enroute Pearl Harbor

0820 No. 1 channel buoy close aboard to starboard

0823 Commenced shifting ammunition, smoking lamp out

0853 Pearl Harbor channel buoy #2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. Commenced maneuvering

on various courses and speeds standing into Pearl Harbor Channel.

0945 Moored starboard side to Berth WILLIAM-1, Pearl Harbor Naval Base

1015 Commenced unloading ammunition

1425 All hands secured from unloading ammunition with all ammunition having been transferred to

Naval Ammunition Depot, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, T.H.. Draft 10 5 fwd 11 9 aft

1442 Departed ammunition dock on various courses and speeds enroute to fuel docks, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1516 Moored starboard side to Berth HOW-3, Pearl Harbor, T.H. Assumed DOG status

1600 Liberty granted to second section to expire on board prior to 0900 22 August 1953 and

section three to expire on board prior to 0900 23 August 1953

1615 Commenced unloading fuel, smoking lamp out above deck on starboard side

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-22-53 0000 Vessel in DOG status under the operational and administrative control of CCGD 14,

guarding 2716 KCS

0115 Secured pumping fuel ashore to the fuel docks, Pearl Harbor, T.H. Transferred 67,290 gals fuel.

Draft reading 9 fwd, 11 6 aft

0630 Reveille

2200 Lights out, silence about deck

8-23-53 0630 Reveille

1940 Evening reports all departments secure, restricted men present

2200 Lights out

8-24-53 0715 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Company as per bill

0745 Set the special sea detail

0803 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute Berth B-21

0819 Moored port side to Berth B-21, U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0930 Reported to U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for availability

8-25-53 0550 Received commissary stores for general mess from Dairymens Assoc, LTD, Honolulu, T.H.

as per sales slip

0600 Reveille

0900 Boilers secured, steam provided from shore

1315 Received aboard commissary stores Ala Moana Produce Co as per invoice

1610 YSR-8, Shop 72 moored along starboard side

2200 Lights out, all secured

8-26-53 (First page missing)

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-27-53 0600 Reveille

1945 Held Evening Reports, all departments secure, restricted men present

2299 Lights out

8-28-53 0600 Reveille

0630 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co as per bill

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0900 Received commissary stores for general mess from Dairymens Assoc LTD as per sales slip

0945 Received commissary stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit & Bread Co as per invoice

1306 Received stores for general mess from Ala Moana Produce Co as per invoice

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-29-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Liberty expired for the 3rd section all returned on time

1000 Liberty granted to 1st section to expire on board prior to 0745 30 August 1953 and to the 2nd

section to expire on board prior to 0745 31 August 1953

1630 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., AWOL

1830 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., reported aboard AWOL 2 hours 9 minutes.

BOOTCAMP, S.E., returned aboard AWOL approx 30 minutes

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-30-53 0630 Reveille

0900 Liberty expired for section one (1), all returned on time

1000 Granted liberty to section three (3) to expire on board prior to 0745 31 August 1953

2200 Lights out, all secure

8-31-53 0730 One officer departed for five (5) days temporary additional duty at U.S. Fleet Training Center,

Pearl harbor, for training course in C.I.C. Plotting and Fundamentals. One man departed

for five (5) days temporary additional duty at U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor,

to attend M.P.O. school

2200 Lights out

9-1-53 0600 Reveille

0800 Commenced preparations to enter drydock

0834 U.S. Navy tug 142 (USS NOKOMIS) and 455 alongside to maneuver vessel

0834 Cast off, underway maneuvering to enter drydock

0840 Bow crossed sill of AFDL(L)-35

0845 U.S. Navy tugs 142 and 455 cast off

0848 Secured in AFDL(L)-35

1300 Commanding Officers Mast held this date in the case of the following named men:

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., violation of Article 86, UCMJ absent without leave for a period

of two (2) hours and nine (9) minutes, violation of Article 134, UCMJ, absence from unit while

in restricted status, awarded: seven (7) days confinement in brig;

BOOTCAMP, S.E., violation of article 86, UCMJ absent without leave for a

period of ten (10) minutes, violation of Article 134, UCMJ, absence from unit while in

restricted status, awarded: ten (10) hours extra duty

1500 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., departed in custody for seven (7) days

confinement in Brig, Marine Barracks, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out, all secure

9-2-53 0000 Drydocked in AFDL #35, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. Receiving both fresh

and salt water, electricity, steam and telephone services from shore facility. Vessel in DOG status,

under operational and administrative control of CCGD/14, Honolulu T.H.

0600 Reveille

0625 Received commissary stores for general mess from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd as per invoice

0643 BOATHOOK, W.S., was returned aboard in custody of HASP for violation of Article 134,

UCMJ drunk in public, subject man placed on report for above violation

0745 Liberty expired for all hands; all returned on time

0800 Mustered all hands for quarters, all present or accounted for except

FAIRTIDE, T.R. Subject man placed on report for violation of Article 92, UCMJ violation of

ships general order failure to make quarters

0935 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Association, Ltd as per invoice

1025 Received deck supplies from U.S. Naval Supply center, Pearl Harbor as per invoice

and engineers stores as per invoice

1135 Received commissary stores from Shuaki Bros as per invoice

1150 Received commissary stores from Chun Chang Company Ltd as per order

1220 Commanding Officers Mast held this date in the cases of the following named men:

FAIRTIDE, T.R., violation of Article 92 UCMJ, failure to obey lawful ships regulation,

to wit: failure to attend quarters, awarded: excused.

BOATHOOK, W.S., violation of article 134, UCMJ, Drunk in public; awarded, excused

1500 Received commissary stores from Sunset Produce Wholesale Company as per invoice

1600 Liberty granted to the 2nd and 3rd sections to expire on board prior to 0745, 3 September 1953

1730 Secured electricity to ship

1732 Electricity power restored

2200 Lights out

9-3-53 0900 Received commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd as per invoice

1420 Received aboard quarterly stores as per invoices

1940 Held evening reports, mustered all department heads, all secure

2200 Lights out

9-4-53 0600 Reveille

1000 Held Commanding Officers Ships Inspection

1015 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co, Ltd as per delivery slip

1035 Secured from inspection

2200 Lights out

9-5-53 0630 Reveille

0640 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit & Bread Co as per delivery slip

0800 Mustered duty section, all present or accounted for

1300 Held fire drill for duty section

1308 Secured from fire drill

1940 Held evening reports, all departments report secure.

2200 Lights out

9-6-53 0630 Reveille

0715 BOOTCAMP, S.E., taken to Tripler Hospital, diagnosis gastroenteritis acute

2200 Lights out

9-7-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Mustered duty section, no unauthorized absentees

2200 Lights out

9-8-53 0715 EMBARK, B.S., departed on five (5) days temporary additional duty to U.S. Fleet Training Center

for Motion Picture Operators school, course #892 in accordance with Commanding Officers

letter dated 4 September 1953 Serial 1153.

ENDON, S.G., departed on five (5) weeks temporary additional duty to U.S. Fleet Training Center

for Teletype Printer Maintenance School, Course #728 in accordance with Commanding Officers

letter dated 7 September 1953

1030 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association, Ltd as per delivery slip

1100 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., returned aboard having completed 7 days confinement at U.S. Marine Brig,

Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1520 Received aboard commissary stores from Naval Supply center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. as per invoice

2200 Lights out

9-9-53 0530 Received aboard commissary stores from Levys Bakery as per bill

0600 Reveille

0635 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd as per bill

0720 ENS E. B. FAIRLEAD and ENS F. P. EYES departed on temporary additional duty at

U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. in accordance with CO LANSING

ltr dtd 8 September 1953

0830 EVENKEEL, F.L., placed on no duty status, diagnosis undetermined

1000 EVENKEEL, F.L., departed for in-patient treatment Tripler Hospital

1105 Received commissary supplies from Sunset Produce Co. and from Chun Chang Co

1130 Received commissary supplies from Ala Moana Produce Co

1220 One officer and seven men departed for Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for

Attack Teacher training

1615 All personnel attending Attack Teach training returned aboard

1835 Held fire drill

1842 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out

9-10-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired, no absentees

2200 Lights out

9-11-53 0600 Reveille

0625 Received commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Company Ltd as per bill

0930 Received on board commissary stores from Dairymens Association as per invoice

1000 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co Ltd as per ticket

1014 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1025 Secured from inspection

1500 ENS E. B. FAIRLEAD returned on board from three (3) day temporary duty at

U.S Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1605 ENS F. P. EYES returned on board from three (3) days temporary additional duty at

U.S. Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out

9-12-53 0630 Reveille

1940 Held evening reports, all departments secure

2200 Lights out

9-13-53 0630 Reveille

2200 Lights out

9-14-53 0600 Reveille

0622 Received commissary supplies from Loves Bakery Ltd

0730 FIRECONTROL, G.T., departed on temporary additional duty at U.S. Navy Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, Motion Picture Operators Course

0730 ENS F. P. EYES departed on temporary additional duty at U.S. navy Fleet Training Center,

Pearl harbor, T.H., Damage Control course

0745 Liberty expired for first and second sections, all returned except

KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. and LINECROSSING, C.E.

0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except

BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., conducted search of ship, negative results

1135 KNEEKNOCKER, O.W. reported aboard, absent without official leave

three (3) hours fifty (50) minutes

1220 Received aboard supplies form Lewers and Cooke, Ltd as per invoice

1247 Secured electrical power in forward part of ship

1252 Electrical power restored

2200 Lights out

9-15-53 0515 Received commissary stores from Dairymens Association ltd as per invoice

0740 Two officers departed for two (2) days temporary additional duty at U.S. Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0805 Received commissary stores from Dairymans Association, Ltd

1100 Commanding Officer departed on twenty two (22) days regular leave to expire at 0800 8 October 1953.

1105 Received on board commissary stores from Shiraki Bros, Honolulu, as per invoice

1210 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of KNEEKNOCKER, O.W., violation of

Article 86 UCMJ, awarded four (4) days restriction to the limits of this vessel

1900 LINECROSSING, C.E., reported aboard, sober and in clean uniform, being absent without leave

one (1) day, eleven (11) hours and fifteen (15) minutes

2200 Lights out

9-16-53 0600 Reveille

1225 One officer and seven men departed to report to Commanding Officer, U.S. Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, for temporary additional duty

1610 ASW team returned aboard from Fleet Training Center in accordance with basic orders

2200 Lights out

9-17-53 0450 BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., reported aboard sober and in clean uniform having

been absent without leave for a period of 68 hours and 50 minutes

0600 Reveille

2200 Lights out

9-18-53 0600 Reveille

2200 Lights out

9-19-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Mustered duty section, all present or accounted for

0900 Liberty party returned on time

1200 SCUTTLE, D.F., AWOL as of this time and date, failure to return from thirty (30) days leave

2200 Lights out

9-20-53 0630 Reveille

0900 Liberty party returned on time

2200 Lights out

9-21-53 0800 Held quarters for muster, all present or accounted for except SCUTTLE, D.F., who is absent

without leave a period of 44 hours

1200 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., violation of Article 86,

UCMJ punishment deferred pending receipt of medical report subject man placed in a restricted

status to limits of the ship

2200 Lights out, all secure

9-22-53 0600 Reveille

0615 Received commissary stores for general mess from Dairymens Assoc LTD in accordance with invoice

0745 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters for colors, no unauthorized absentees except

SCUTTLE, D.F. who is absent without leave for a period of sixty-eight (68) hours

1000 Received aboard electrical stores from U.S. Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1215 Received commissary supplies from Chun Chong Co Honolulu, T.H. and from Ala Moana Produce Co

1300 Held Crypto board drill

1520 Received commissary supplies from Sunset Produce Co., Honolulu, T.H.

2200 Lights out

9-23-53 0745 Three officers and five men departed for U.S. Navy Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. for TAD in course No. 501

1115 The above named men attending U.S. Navy Fleet Training Center course no. 501 returned on board

1430 SCUTTLE, D.F., reported aboard, sober and in clean uniform having been

absent without leave for a period of ninety-eight (98) hours and thirty (30) minutes, his

thirty days (30) regular leave having expired 1200, 19 September 1953

1520 Fire reported and extinguished in compartment C-203-L, at frame 133. Cause of fire was a

spark from welding in the compartment; following personal effects of FENDER, C.W.,

were burnt by fire: one (1) white jumper, three (3) white trousers, two (2) chambray shirts,

one (1) dungaree pants and one (1) shaving kit

2200 Lights out

9-24-53 1205 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of SCUTTLE, D.F., violation of Article 86 UCMJ,

absent without leave and of Article 92 UCMJ, failure to obey lawful order. Awarded

two (2) weeks extra duty to be served at the rate of two (2) hours per day

2200 Lights out

9-25-53 1055 DUNNAGE, L.M., placed on report for violation of article 92, UCMJ, failure to obey lawful order

to wit CGC LANSING Ships Order #35, civilian clothes

1105 Held Crypto Board training

1200 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of DUNNAGE, L.M., for violation of Article 92,

UCMJ: Awarded 3 days restriction

9-26-53 0630 Reveille

2200 Lights out

9-27-53 0600 FATHOM, U.M., returned aboard in custody of Hawaiian Armed Services Police (HASP) for

violation of article 134, UCMJ Drunk in Public Place, to wit: Armed Forces YMCA Hotel.

Subject man placed on report for above violation

0630 Reveille

2200 Lights out

9-28-53 0600 Reveille

0700 Five men departed for temporary additional duty to report to Commander, Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, T.H.

0730 COMPANION, Q.D., was placed on report for violation of Article 91, to wit: disobeying a

lawful order of senior petty officer

0745 Commenced flooding drydock

0820 Ship waterborne

0830 Underway in tow by U.S. Navy Tug to Berth 17 , BAKER Dock

0852 Moored starboard side to BAKER Dock, Berth 17-1/2, outboard of USS CURRIER (DE-700),

U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H., receiving fresh water, steam, electricity and phone service

from shore facilities; draft fwd 9.1 ft, draft aft 11 feet

2200 Lights out

9-29-53 1240 Commanding Officer held Mast in case of COMPANION, Q.D. violation Article 134, UCMJ,

awarded warned

1245 DISTRESS, F.S., placed on report for violation Article 91, UCMJ, disrespectful to his

superior petty officer

2200 Lights out

9-30-53 0420 CROWSNEST, L.P., reported aboard without I.D. card and liberty card

1215 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of the following:

COMPANION, Q.D., violation of Article 91 UCMJ, Disrespectful in language and actions towards

a superior petty officer. Awarded three (3) days restriction to the limits of this vessel to

commence 30 September 1953

2200 Lights out

10-1-53 0745 Liberty party returned on time

1400 Held Crypto board training

2040 Exercised at fire drill

2050 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out

10-2-53 1000 Commanding Officer returned aboard on time from sixteen (16) days regular accrued leave

as granted by CCGD/14(p)

1030 U.S. Navy tugs #142 (NOKOMIS) & 166 alongside to port, Yard Pilot aboard

1038 Underway in tow of tugs shifting berths

1051 Moored starboard side to berth Baker seventeen (17), U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.,

receiving fresh & salt water, steam, electricity and telephone services from shore facilities

1110 Received stores from general mess from Nesbitt Bottling Co as per invoice

1545 Held Commanding Officer's Ship's Inspection

2200 Lights out

10-3-53 0900 USS NICHOLAS (DDE-449) moored starboard side to outboard of this vessel

10-4-53 0000 Moored as before

10-5-53 0800 Quarters, all present or accounted for

2200 Lights out

10-6-53 0745 Two officers departed for U.S. Fleet Training Center for one (1) day temporary additional duty

course #C-423 Basic Atomic Defense Indoctrination

1210 Held Commanding Officer's mast in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., for violation of article 86,

UCMJ, referred to Summary Court Martial

2200 Lights out

10-7-53 0745 Two officers and six men departed to report to Commanding Officer, Fleet Training Center,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. for temporary additional duty

1120 Two officers and six men returned aboard after completing temporary additional duty at

Fleet Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1350 Held Summary Court Martial in the case of BLOCKBUSTER, A.B., for violation of Article 86,

UCMJ. Action awaiting further considerations of Convening Authority

2200 Lights out

10-8-53 0810 Commenced taking aboard lube oil

0850 Received commissary stores aboard from Tai Hing Co as per invoice

1015 Received commissary supplies from Shiraki Bros Co., Honolulu, T.H. on invoice

1040 Received commissary supplies from Ala Moana Produce Co Honolulu, T.H. on sales slip

1115 Commenced dock trials of main engines

1150 Secured from receiving lube oil, received four thousand (4000) gals

1300 Received commissary supplies from Chun Chong Co. Ltd. Honolulu, T.H.

1330 Secured from dock trials

1843 Shore power failed

1853 Power restored

1912 Shore power failed

1918 Power restored

2200 Lights out

10-9-53 1300 Held Commanding Officer's ships inspection

2200 Lights out

10-10-53 0830 Received stores for general mess from Rico Ice Cream Co, Ltd as perinvoice

1045 FEATHER, T.B., returned aboard having completed two (2) weeks course in shallow water diving

and free ascent training at U.S. Naval Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

2200 Lights out

10-11-53 0000 Moored starboard side to Berth B-17 U.S. Naval Shipyard Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T.H.,

receiving fresh and salt water, steam, electrical power and telephone services from shore facilities.

The USS NICHOLAS (DDE-449) moored outboard to portside. Vessel in status DOG under

administrative and operational control of CCGD14

10-12-53 0555 Received aboard commissary stores from Love's Biscuit and Bread Company, Ltd. as per bill

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

2200 Lights out

10-13-53 0000 Moored as before

10-14-53 0550 Reveille

0620 USS NICHOLAS (*DDE-449) cast off from port side

0730 Set Modified BAKER

0742 Set special sea detail

0800 Assumed status C-24

0800 Underway on various courses and speeds, enroute West Loch

0846 Moored starboard side to berth WILLIAM-3, U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, West Loch,

Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T.H.

0858 Secured special sea detail, smoking lamp out

0930 Draft readings: 9'-7" fwd, 11'-6" aft. Commenced loading ammunition

1430 Secured from loading ammunition, draft readings 10'-2" fwd, 11'-4" aft.

The following new ammunition was received on board: 72 - 3"/50 Ill. Projectiles,

powder index #N3381; 88 - 3"/50 AP, P.I. #F-10164; 64 - 3"/50A.P., P.I. #N5825;

3 - 3"/50 AA, P.I. #N5825; 192 - 40mm HET, P.I. N6135, N4738, N5174; 64 - 40mm APT,

P.I. #N7252; 16 - 40mm BL&T, P.I. #N4274; 360 - 20mm HET, P.I. #N6565;

180 - 20mm HEI, P.I. #N5707; 48 - 7".20 Projector Chg Head & Tail Assembly,

Plaster-loaded, SPDN 3674 in accordance with BuOrd AMSO No. 534171, 547619, 548295.

Received 72 - 7".20 Projector Chg Head & Tail Assembly, TNT loaded SPDN 3575 and

72 - 7".20 Fuzes Mk 158 from USCGC IROQUOIS (WPG-43) in accordance with verbal

authority, Commander, 14th CG District, Honolulu, T.H.

1430 Mr. WILSON, Navy Pilot aboard - Set special sea detail & mooring stations. US Navy tug along side

1500 Underway on various courses and speeds, standing down West Loch Channel, enroute

U.S. Naval Fuel Depot, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

1535 Moored starboard side to Berth HOW-THREE, U.S. Naval Fuel Depot,

Pearl Harbor, T.H. Vessel assumed CHARLIE-TWENTY-FOUR status

1545 Mr. WILSON, Navy Pilot ashore

1600 Liberty granted to the 2nd and 3rd sections to expire on board prior 0730, 15 October, 1953.

1605 Commenced taking on fuel

1816 Secured from taking on fuel - received 69,762 gals of diesel oil

2200 Lights out, all secure

10-15-53 0804 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of East Loch

Channel, for compass compensation. Draft readings: 12' fwd, 11'-6" aft

0900 Underway as before, all engines ahead 240 rpm, enroute neutral area south of

Diamond Head Light to adjust compasses

0920 Changed to various courses and speeds, commenced adjusting compasses

1000 Magazines inspected, conditions dry and normal, all small arms accounted for, tested

sprinkler system, test satisfactory

1220 Completed adjusting compasses

1302 Enroute CG Base, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H.

1406 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. Vessel

assumed CHARLIE TWENTY-FOUR status. Draft readings 11'-8" fwd, 12'-3" aft

1500 Commenced receiving fresh water

2200 Lights out

10-16-53 0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

1030 Received damage control supplies from Hawaiian Gas Products Ltd Honolulu, T.H. on invoice

1100 Commenced dock trials

1115 Secured dock trials

1302 BuShips barometer #N-15913-42 taken to U.S. Weather Bureau for calibration

1940 Held evening reports, all departments report secure

2200 Lights out

1515 Commenced dock trials

1545 Secured dock trials

10-17-53 0630 Reveille

1200 FAKEDOWN, C.D., ascertained to be absent without leave after a thorough search of ship

2200 Lights out

10-18-53 0630 Reveille

0800 Mustered duty section, all hands present or accounted for except SCUTTLE, D.F., and

BOATHOOK, W.S. reported AWOL after a thorough search of the ship. Assumed radio guard

from USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

0925 FAKEDOWN, C.D. returned aboard, clean, sober, and in proper uniform, after having been

absent without leave for a period of twenty one (21) hours and twenty-five (25) minutes

2200 Lights out, all secure

10-19-53 0130 SCUTTLE, D.F., and BOATHOOK, W.S. ascertained to be on board after having been

absent without leave for a period of seventeen and one half (17) hours

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees. Published sailing date as

0900 20 October, 1953. Relieved of Radio Guard duties by USCGC WINNEBAGO (WPG-40)

1345 Commanding Officer held personnel inspection

2200 Lights out

10-20-53 0903 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute to calibration area for Radio Direction Finder

0920 Honolulu sea buoy no. 4 on port side close at hand

1003 Diamond Head Lighthouse bearing 0000T, commenced calibration of Radio Direction Finder

1200 Underway on various courses and speeds, carrying out calibration exercise for Radio Direction Finder

1306 Held General Quarters

1325 Secured calibration exercise

1336 Held Ditch & Rescue Drill

1356 Held Abandon Ship and ASW Drills, Gun Drill and Damage Control Instruction

1440 Barbers Point Light House abeam to starboard, distance 3.1 miles

1615 With point of departure for Ocean Station Queen, Kaena Point bearing 0900 pgc, 0910T,

distant 5 miles, changed course to 3400 pgc, 3410T, 3330 pstgc

1637 Reduced speed to all ahead 1/3

1646 Increased speed to all ahead standard, 256 rpm

1652 Reduced speed to all ahead 1/3, 165 rpm

1700 Increased speed to all ahead standard, 265 rpm, made bathythermograph observation

2050 Reduced speed to all ahead one-third, made bathythermograph observation

2200 Lights out

10-21-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute OWS "QUEEN" on course 3410T, 3400 pgc, 3330 pstgc,

both shafts ahead 265 rpm. Vessel under the operational control of ComWestArea,

administrative control of CCGD/14, Honolulu, T.H.

0514 Reduced starboard shaft to ahead 165 rpm to adjust stern tube packing

0525 Resumed base speed, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

0600 Reveille

0900 Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powders samples, conditions dry and normal

with the exception of C-310-M which was damp. All small arms checked and accounted for

0910 Stopped starboard shaft to repair lube oil strainer

0927 Resumed base speed, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1104 Increased speed to both shafts ahead 290 rpm

1309 Held man overboard drills

1353 Held fire drill

1700 Made BT observation

1804 Pit log inoperative

2257 Made BT observation

10-22-53 0750 Made BT observation

0800 Made BT observation

0928 Pit log in operation

1100 Made BT observation

1309 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds, commenced boat drill

1500 Completed fourth boat drill resumed base course 3390T, 3380 pgc, 3270 pstgc

1954 Made BT observation

2200 Lights out, all secure

2300 Made BT observation

10-23-53 0453 Made BT observation

2200 Lights out

10-24-53 0600 Reveille

1002 Changed course to 3550 pgc, 3560 T, 3400 pstgc

1110 Relief offered

1115 Relief accepted

1115 Relieved USCGC VANCE (WDE-487) of Ocean Station QUEEN duties in grid VICTOR JIG

1314 Rendezvoused and passed mail to USCGC VANCE (WDE-487)

1547 Entered grid UNCLE JIG, beacon changed appropriately

1725 Entered grid TARE JIG, changed beacon accordingly

1857 Entered grid ROGER JIG, changed beacon accordingly

1957 Entered grid QUEEN JIG

2110 Entered grid QUEEN ITEM

2120 Entered grid PETER ITEM

2200 Lights out

2325 Entered grid NAN ITEM

10-25-53 0117 Entered grid MIKE HOW (MH), beacon changed accordingly

0325 Entered grid LOVE HOW (LH), changed beacon accordingly

0400 Underway on course 3360T, 3350 pgc, 3210 psc, in grid MIKE HOW with engines 2 and 3 on line,

starboard shaft ahead one third (1/3) 165 rpm, port shaft on immediate standby

0515 Entered grid KING GEORGE

0630 Reveille

0712 Entered grid OBOE GEORGE

0920 FIELDDAY, S.C. placed on report for violation of Ship's Order #23 - Entering restricted area

without proper authority

1018 Entered grid JIG GEORGE

1247 Entered grid ITEM HOW

1317 Entered grid JIG HOW

1352 Entered grid JIG ITEM

1400 Made BT observation

1420 Entered grid ITEM ITEM

1530 Entered grid ITEM JIG

1640 Entered grid HOW JIG

1659 Entered grid ITEM JIG

1825 Entered grid JIG JIG

1915 Navigational fix ascertained vessel to be in grid JIG SUGAR

1925 Entered grid OBOE SUGAR

2000 Made BT observation

2053 Entered grid KING SUGAR

2200 Lights out, all secure

2221 Entered grid LOVE SUGAR

2242 Entered grid KING SUGAR

10-26-53 0022 Entered grid OBOE SUGAR

0200 Made BT observation

0240 Entered grid JIG SUGAR

0325 Entered grid OBOE SUGAR

0400 Underway on course 1800T, 1790 pgc, 1670 psc, with number one (1) main engine on the starboard

shaft ahead one third (1/3), 165 rpm. Remaining engines on immediate standby status

0449 Entered grid KING SUGAR

0600 Reveille

0725 Entered grid OBOE SUGAR

0812 Made BT observation

0858 Entered grid "JS"

0901 Change course to 1900T and pgc

0913 Entered grid "OS"

1100 Made BT observation

1232 Entered grid "LS"

1335 Entered grid "OS"

1400 Held Commanding Officer's Mast in the case of FIELDDAY, S.C., violation of Article 92, UCMJ,

awarded: four (4) hours extra duty. Made BT observation

1500 Entered grid "KS"

1700 Made BT observation

1720 Entered grid "OJ"

1825 Entered grid "JJ"

1830 Visibility reduced to 1000 yards, commenced fog signals

2000 Made BT observation

2136 Entered grid "OJ"

2200 Lights out

2202 Secured fog signals

10-27-53 0000 Entered grid "KJ"

0200 Made BT observation

0253 Entered grid "OJ"

0326 Entered grid "OS"

0450 Entered KS

0540 Entered JK

0600 Reveille

0637 Entered IK

0744 Entered IL

0816 Changed course to 2200 pgc and T

0820 At LAT 430 27'N, LONG 1660 38'W lost one BT (2BS) #8356

0903 Entered IK

1030 Entered JK

1139 Entered JS

1245 Entered grid OS

1305 Commenced shipboard drills

1417 Secured from drills

1451 Entered grid KS

1515 Entered grid KJ

1604 Entered grid "OS"

1801 Entered grid "JK"

1930 Entered grid "IK"

1952 Entered grid "IL"

2003 Entered IK

2025 Entered JK

2200 Light out

2203 Entered JS

2237 Entered OS

2357 Entered OJ

10-28-53 0057 Entered grid "KJ"

0200 Entered grid "KI"

2200 Lights out, all secure

10-29-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station 'QUEEN" grid OK

1300 Held General Quarters followed by the following instruction: CIC, Gunnery (Safety precautions),

Boiler & evaporator, casualty power, engineering

1402 Secured from all drills and instruction

10-30-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean - Ocean Weather station "QUEEN" in grid "OJ"

1600 Commanding Officer's Mast held in the case of SCUTTLE, D.F. for violation of article 86, UCMJ,

absent without leave for a period of seventeen (17) hours and thirty (30) minutes;

awarded: two (2) hours extra duty

2200 Lights out

10-31-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station "QUEEN" in grid "OS"

1030 Held Commanding Officer's Ships Inspection

11-1-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean Ocean Weather Station Queen in grid KJ

on course 0450 pgc & T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm.

1940 Evening reports, all departments secure

2000 Navigational fix ascertained position to be in grid OS

2200 Lights out

11-2-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN in grid OL,

on course 2900 T & pgc, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1300 Held General Quarters, held instruction in the following; damage control, C.I.C., gunnery and signaling

1340 Gyro compass failure, steering casualty

1345 Gyro compass in normal operation, normal steering assumed

1410 Secured from general quarters

1450 Navigational fix ascertained position to be in grid KK

2299 Lights out

11-3-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN, in grid OJ

on course 3000T and pgc, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

0830 With visibility less than 2 miles, commenced fog signals in accordance with International

Rules of the Road

1601 Secured fog signals

2200 Lights out, all secure

11-4-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Station QUEEN in grid OS on course

1400 pgc & T, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1230 Aircraft beacon inoperative

1245 Aircraft beacon operative

1413 Pit Log inoperative

2200 Lights out

11-5-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN, grid KK on course

0500T & pgc, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0327 FAIRWAY, O.C., suffered multiple wounds on left hand when quick-acting door (2-47-2)

was accidentally slammed on his hand. Subject man treated for wounds and

fourth finger left hand was splinted

0600 Reveille

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accountef ror

1305 Commenced drills, held general quarters; team training and instruction carried out in the following:

damage control, resuscitation, CIC, gunnery, and visual communication

1400 Secured from drills

1420 Man overboard drill

1435 Secured from man overboard drill

1525 Casualty steering drill

1550 Secured from casualty steering drill

2200 Lights out

11-6-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN in grid JS,

starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm, on course 2950T and pgc

0600 Reveille

0943 All engines ahead 2/3 210 rpm, commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds

to carry out ASW run

1050 Secured from ASW runs, stopped port shaft, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1401 Held man overboard rill and ship handling drill

1545 Secured from drills

2200 Lights out, all secure

11-7-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean on Ocean Station QUEEN, grid OS, course 1400 pgc & T,

starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1030 Commanding Officers inspection

2000 Loran Fix ascertained position to be in grid JS

2200 Lights out

11-8-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather station QUEEN, grid OS

on course 0200T & pgc, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0640 Power failure occurred due to salt water in fuel

0646 All engines on the line

0707 Changed course to 0800 pstgc

0810 Set course 2700 pgc, t, various speeds testing starboard shaft

0900 Magazines inspected, conditions dry and normal, all small arms accounted for

0930 Set speed, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

1806 Changed course to 3000 T & pgc, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm, stopped port shaft

2200 Lights out

11-9-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN, in grid MH

on course 3000T and pgc; starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1340 Instruction held for CIC, quartermasters, communication and deck force

2200 Lights out, all secure

11-10-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Station QUEEN in grid OJ, course 3150 pgc, 3160 T,

starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1102 Visibility reduced to less than two miles, commenced sounding fog signals

1300 Held quarters for all hands followed by damage control and coding instruction

1515 Sounded fog signals throughout watch in accordance with International Rules of the Road

1550 Secured fog signals due to increased visibility

2200 Lights out

11-11-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, Ocean Weather Station QUEEN grid JM

on course 2500 pgc, 2510T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

1000 Held CIC and quartermaster instruction

1050 Visibility reduced to two miles, commenced fog signals

1140 Secured fog signals

1157 Commenced fog signals

1314 Visibility increased to four miles, secured fog signals

1355 Visibility decreased to three thousand yards, commenced fog signals

1905 Secured fog signals due to visibility of three miles

2200 Lights out

11-12-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, ocean Weather Station QUEEN in grid OJ

on course 2410T, 2400 pgc, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1300 Quarters, all present or accounted for. Held following instruction: radiomen; quartermasters,

damage control, crypto-board

1340 Repositioned, now in grid JK

2200 Lights out, all secure

2325 Stopped starboard shaft, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

11-13-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean on Ocean Station QUEEN, grid OS,

course 2200 pgc & T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1008 Held fire drill

1020 Secured from fire drill

1307 Changed course to 3150 pgc, T, stopped port shaft, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1940 Evening reports, all departments secure

2200 Lights out

11-14-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean n Ocean Station QUEEN in grid JS, on

course 2500 pgc, T, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

0900 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal.

Small arms checked and accounted for

1030 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1120 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

1400 Navigational fix ascertained position to be in grid PK

2200 Lights out

11-15-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean on Ocean Station QUEEN in grid NI, on

course 3250 pgc, 3270T, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

0630 Reveille (Sunday)

2200 Lights out

2250 Changed course to 1650 pgc, 1670T.

2321 Secured starboard shaft; port shaft ahead 165 rpm

11-16-53 0000 Underway in grid OK, Ocean Station Queen, North Pacific Ocean on course

1650 pgc, 1670T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

1845 Held darken ship drill

1920 Secured from darken ship drill

2050 Port shaft stop due to engine failure; starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

2054 Starboard shaft stop, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

2200 Lights out

11-17-53 0000 Underway in the North Pacific Ocean on ocean Station QUEEN, grid LS,

course 2100 pgc, 2120T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0600 Reveille

0830 Repositioned in grid PS

0920 Commenced fog signals

0926 Secured fog signals

1150 Commenced fog signals

1305 Held following instructions: CIC, Communications, Quartermaster and Seamanship,

Engineering Instructions

2200 Lights out

11-18-53 0000 Underway in grid NK, Ocean Station QUEEN, North Pacific Ocean, on

course 2900 pgc, 2920T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm

0802 Repositioned to grid MS

0859 Changed to starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1253 Commenced fog signals due to reduced visibility

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for. Instruction was held in the following:

CIC, communications, gunnery, engineering, damage control, seamanship,

commissary, quartermasters

1825 Visibility increased to over 3 mi, secured fog signals

1835 Stopped starboard shaft

2200 Lights out

11-19-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean, ocean Station QUEEN, grid PK, on course

0000pgc, 0020T, port shaft ahead 165 rpm. Vessel under operational control of

ComWestArea, administrative control of CCGD14

0900 Repositioned in grid KL

0950 Visibility reduced to two miles, commenced fog signals

1005 Secured fog signals

1021 Port shaft stopped, starboard shaft ahead 165 rpm

1055 Changed course to 1600 pgc, 1620T, increased speed to both shafts ahead 210 rpm

1130 Increased to both shafts ahead 240 rpm

1202 Increased speed to both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for. Instruction was held in the following:

Tactical Maneuvers, seamanship, Radio, CIC, Quartermaster, Semaphore; gunnery and engineering

1445 Entered grid NM. Commenced fog signals

1457 Secured fog signals

1510 Changed course to 1620 pgc, 1640 T, increased speed to both shaft ahead 290 rpm

1527 Entered grid PN

1607 Entered grid QN

1647 Entered grid QP

1725 Entered grid TP

1815 Entered grid VP

1900 Entered grid VQ

1930 Departed Ocean Station QUEEN

2200 Light out

11-20-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 1620 pgc, 1640 T,

both shafts ahead 290 rpm

0136 Departed 17th C.G. District, entered 14th C.G. District at LAT 400 00N, LONG 1650 03W

0345 Port shaft ahead 240 rpm, fuel injector casualty on #3 main engine

0350 Port shaft ahead 290 rpm

0600 Reveille

0915 Visibility reduced to 1000 yards, commenced fog signals

1113 Changed course to 1450 pgc, 1470 T

1140 Both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1200 Underway on course 1450 pgc, 1470 T, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1318 Gyro compass inoperative due to switch of power to different generator

1415 Gyro compass steering resumed

1455 Secured fog signals due to increased visibility

2048 Changed course to 1500 pgc, 1520 T

2148 Power failure due to failure of number three generator, shifted to emergency steering

2150 Power resumed

2200 Lights out

11-21-53 0035 Changed course to 1600 pgc, 1620 T

0750 Changed course to 1680 pgc, 1700 T

0840 FALSEKEEL, T.C., placed on report for violation Article 91, UCMJ, in that

FALSEKEEL was disrespectful in language to DOGWATCH, T.H., his superior petty officer

0858 Increased speed to both shafts ahead 290 rpm

0926 Changed course to 1650 pgc, 1670 T

1025 Held Commanding Officers inspection

2200 Lights out

11-22-53 0000 Underway in North Pacific Ocean enroute Honolulu, T.H. on course 1650 pgc, 1670 T,

both shafts ahead 290 under administrative control of CCGD14 and operational control

of ComWestArea

0303 SU Radar inoperative

0400 SU Radar operating

0630 Reveille (Sunday)

1310 All engines stopped, maneuvered to launch gunnery target

1331 Launched target; manned General Quarters stations, commenced gunnery exercises; commenced

maneuvering on various courses and speeds. The following ammunition was expended with

no casualties: 10rounds 3/50 AP SPDF 10164, 16 rounds 40mm BL&T SPDN 4294,

16 rounds 40mm BL&T SPDN 8751, 32 rounds 40mm HET SPDN 5074, 16 rounds

40mm HET SPDN 6135, 40 rounds 20mm BL&N SPDN 7501, 40 rounds 20mm,

40 rounds 20mm HEI SPDN 6571, 20 rounds 20mm HET SPDN 8517.

The following gunnery exercises were held: SGD-3, SGD-40, SGD-20, AGD-1

1547 Secured from gunnery exercises, secured from general quarters

1615 Increased to both shafts ahead 340 rpm

2200 Lights out

11-23-53 0340 Changed course to 1230 pgc, 1250 T

0450 Changed course to 0850 pgc, 0870 T

0459 Changed course to 1470 pgc, 1490 T

0500 Changed course to1430 pgc, 1450 T

0501 Changed course to 1440 pgc, 1460 T

0507 Kaena Point Light abeam to port

0510 Reduced speed to both shafts ahead 210 rpm

0600 Reveille

0620 Barbers Point Light abeam to port, 3.3 miles

0640 Barbers point Light bearing 0000T, changed course to 0730 pgc, 0750 T

0710 Changed course to 0350pgc, 0370 T

0720 All engines stopped

0730 Set the special sea detail

0736 Changed course to 3330 pgc, 3350 T.

0740 Both shafts ahead 165 rpm

0742 Pearl Harbor channel buoy No. 2 abeam to starboard, close at hand

0800 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute to Fuel Docks, Pearl Harbor

0815 Moored starboard side to Berth HOW 3 Naval Fuel Docks, Pearl Harbor

0843 Commenced taking on fuel, draft forward 106 aft 112

1010 Secured fueling, received on board 64,386 gallons diesel fuel as per requisition,

draft forward 116 aft 120

1015 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of FALSEKEEL, T.C., violation of UCMJ

Article number 91. Awarded: dismissed

1049 Underway on various courses and speeds enroute Sand Island, Oahu, T.H.

1241 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. Vessel assumed BAKER SIX status

1300 Liberty granted to the second section toe xpire on board prior to 0745 24November 1953,

and to the third section to expire on board prior to 0745, 25 November 1953

1325 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and bread Co Ltd as per invoice

1415 Received aboard commissary stores from Rico Ice Cream Co. Ltd as per slip

1450 Received aboard commissary stores from Loves Biscuit and Bread Co. Ltd as per invoice

1800 Received aboard commissary stores from Dairymens Association Ltd as per invoice

2200 Lights out

11-24-53 0000 Moored portside to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. receiving fresh water and

telephone service from shore facilities. Vessel in BAKER-6 status, under the operational

and administrative control of CCGD 14

0030 DOLPHIN, C.P., brought aboard by Hasp

0420 Received aboard commissary stores from Snowflake Bakery Co. as per slip

0500 FANTAIL, S.S., brought aboard in custody of HASP

0500 CATFALL, O.A., and DECON, C.C., brought aboard in custody of HASP,

report to CCGD14 to follow

0530 DECON, C.C., placed on report for violation of UCMJ Article 134, possession of two ID cards

0600 Reveille

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Mustered first and second sections, all present or accounted for except BOOTCAMP, S.E.

1035 CATFALL, O.A., placed on report for violation of Article 134, UCMJ-51, drunkenness, and

for violation of Article 128, UCMJ-51, assault and battery, the above violations

committed on or about 2140, 23 November 1953

1250 CLAMPDOWN, S.D., placed on report for violation of Article 91, UCMJ-51

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for except BOOTCAMP, S.E.

1320 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the cases of the following men:

CATFALL, O.A., violation of Articles 128 and 134, UCMJ-51, awarded:

twelve (12) hours extra duty, to be performed at the rate of two (2) hours per day

except Sunday and restriction to the limits of the ship for a period of two (2) weeks,

such restriction suspended.

CLAMPDOWN, S.D., violation of article 91, UCMJ-51, awarded: twelve (12) hours extra duty

to be performed at the rate of two (2) hours per day except Sunday.

DECON, C.C., violation of Article 134, UCMJ and possession of two liberty cards,

awarded: referred to Summary Court Martial

2200 Lights out

11-25-53 0130 BOOTCAMP, S.E., returned aboard, sober and in clean uniform after being

absent without leave from this unit for a period of seventeen (17) hours and thirty (30) minutes.

FLASHPLATE, P.M., brought aboard in custody of HASP

0600 Reveille

0745 CROWSNEST, L.P., returned from liberty in civilian clothing; liberty expired for third (3rd) section;

all returned on time except FLAGBAG, S.F., who is absent without leave from this unit

fifteen (15) minutes.

Assumed radio guard from USCGC WINNEBAGO (W40)

0945 Vessel alerted for tidal wave, made preparations for getting underway

1100 Commissary stores returned to Dairymens Association Ltd as per order

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for with the exception of BOOTCAMP, S.E.

1314 FLAGBAG, S.F., returned aboard clean, sober, and in uniform, having been absent this unit for

a period of five (5) hours and fourteen (14) minutes

1355 Secured from tidal wave alert

1357 Liberty granted to the second section to expire on board prior to 0745, 27 November 1953

2200 Lights out

11-26-53 0630 Reveille

0745 Liberty expired for section one, all hands returned on time except FIELDDAY, S.C.

0800 Mustered section one and three, all hands present or accounted for except SCUTTLE, D.F.

and FIELDDAY, S.C.

1200 FIELDDAY, S.C., returned aboard, clean, sober, and in proper uniform after

being absent without leave for a period of four (4) hours and fifteen (15) minutes

2200 Lights out, all secure

11-27-53 0745 Liberty expired for all hands, no unauthorized absentees except DIRECTOR, M.D.

0920 DIRECTOR, M.D., returned on board having been AWOL one (1) hour, thirty five (35) minutes

0950 DIRECTOR, M.D., placed on report for violation of Article 86 UCMJ

1200 RADM KENNER, CCGD14 and party aboard

1300 Held personnel inspection

1310 Held ships inspection

1401 Secure from inspection, RADM KENNER and party ashore

2200 Lights out

11-28-53 0000 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. receiving fresh water and

telephone service from shore facilities. Vessel in BAKER-6 status, under operational and

administrative control of CCGD14

11-29-53 0000 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in BAKER-6 status, under operational and

administrative control of CCGD14

11-30-53 1030 Held Commanding Officers Mast in the case of the following named men:

FLAGBAG, S.F., violation of Article 86, UCMJ (AWOL 5 hrs 14 mins) awarded: excused;

DIRECTOR, M.D., violation of Article 86, UCMJ (AWOL 1 hr 35 min), awarded: excused;

SCUTTLE, D.F.,violation of Article 86 UCMJ (failure to make muster), awarded:

four (4) hours extra duty; and

FIELDDAY, S.C., violation of article 86, UCMJ (AWOL 4 hrs 15 mins), awarded:

six (6) hours extra duty

1305 Held Commanding Officers Mast in case of the following named men:

BOOTCAMP, S.E., violation of Article 86, UCMJ-51, awarded: referred to Summary Court Martial;

FANTAIL, S.S., violation of Article 134, UCMJ-51, awarded: excused;

DOLPHIN, C.P., violation of article 134, UCMJ-51, awarded: four (4) hours extra duty;

CROWSNEST, L.P., violation of Article 92 UCMJ (Ships Order #35), awarded: excused

12-1-53 0745 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time

0800 Mustered all hands at quarters, no unauthorized absentees. Assumed status DOG

1000 Summary Court Martial convened in the case of DECON, C.C.

1040 Summary Court Martial adjourned in the case of DECON, C.C. to await action of Convening Authority

1330 Summary Court Martial convened in the case of BOOTCAMP, S.E.

1340 Summary Court Martial in case of BOOTCAMP, S.E., adjourned to await action of Convening Authority

1806 Held fire drill

1818 Secured from fire drill

2200 Lights out

12-2-53 1600 Held Ditch and Rescue drill and CIC drill

1830 Held collision drill

1843 Secured from collision drill

12-3-53 0800 Relieved of radio guard duties by USCGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482)

1105 One hundred one helium bottles transferred from this vessel to Naval Supply Center

at Pearl Harbor, T.H. as per invoice

1300 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for except DISPLACEMENT, W.W.

2200 Lights out

12-4-53 0800 Assumed radio guard from USCGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482)

1330 Held Commanding Officers Ships Inspection

2200 Lights out, all secure

12-5-53 0800 Relieved of radio guard duties by USCGC RASMDEN (WDE-482)

2200 Lights out

12-6-53 0000 Moored portside to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. receiving fresh water and

telephone service from shore facilities. Vessel in DOG status under operational and administrative

control of CCGD14

0630 Reveille

12-7-53 0800 Vessel assumed status CHARLIE TWELVE (12)

1305 Held Commanding Officers Mast for DISPLACEMENT, W.W., for violation of Article 86;

awarded excuses

2200 Lights out

12-8-53 0800 Assumed radio guard from USCGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482)

2200 Lights out, all secure

12-9-53 0800 Relieved of radio guard duties by USCGC RASMDEN (WDE-482)

0805 Held fire drill for duty section

1840 Held collision drill

1848 Secured from collision drill

2200 Lights out

12-10-53 0700 Received aboard commissary stores from Mothers Doughnuts as per invoice

1307 Held fire and rescue drill

1315 Secure from fire and rescue drill

1830 Held fire drill

1840 Secured from fire drill

1940 Held evening reports, all departments secure

2200 Lights out

12-11-53 0800 Assumed radio guard from USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

1400 Held Commanding Officers inspection

1420 Secured from Commanding Officers inspection

2200 Lights out

12-12-53 0600 Reveille; FANTAIL, S.S., failed to return from liberty on time

0800 Relieved of radio guard by CGC RAMSDEN (WDE-482)

0945 FANTAIL, S.S., returned aboard clean, sober, and in proper uniform after being absent without leave

for a period of three (3) hours and forty five (45) minutes

2200 Lights out, all secure

12-13-53 0000 Moored portside to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in CHARLIE TWELVE (12) status under operational and

administrative control of CCGD14

12-14-53 0600 Reveille

0635 Received aboard commissary stores from Mothers Doughnuts as per invoice

0745 Liberty party returned on time

0800 Quarters, all present or accounted for. Draft forward 108, aft 125

0800 Assumed status BAKER 2

0805 District Material Inspection Party aboard, CDR LOWE, USCG senior member

0900 Set mooring stations

0909 While getting underway, this vessels stern collided with the stern of the USCGC Vance (WDE-489).

Damage was sustained to both vessels port depth charge tracks

0911 Underway standing out of Honolulu Harbor for full power trial

0935 Honolulu Harbor Buoy #1 abeam to starboard, close aboard

0936 Conducted anchoring tests

0957 Conducted emergency steering drills

1007 Set course 2600 pstgc, 2700 T, all engines ahead 265 rpm

1010 All engines ahead 265 rpm

1035 Increased speed to 365 rpm

1043 Increased speed to 385 rpm

1045 Barbers Point Light abeam to starboard, distance four (4) miles

1048 Changed course to 0790 pstgc, 0900 T

1055 Commenced full power trial

1155 Decreased speed to 265 rpm. Secured from full power run

1156 Stopped all engines

1158 All engines back 165 rpm

1159 All engines stopped. Port engine ahead 210 rpm, set course 2640 pstgc, 2750T

1201 All engines stop

1204 Port shaft ahead 265 rpm

1224 Diamond Head Light abeam to starboard

1235 Changed course to 2890 psc, 3000 T

1257 Both shafts stop

1320 Changed course to 0150 psc, both shafts ahead 210 rpm

1327 Set special sea detail

1335 Honolulu Harbor Buoy #1 abeam to port

1346 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H.

1400 Inspection party ashore

1800 Held Fire and Rescue Drill

1815 Secured from Fire and Rescue drill

1800 Assumed status DOG

2200 Lights out

12-15-53 0700 Commanding Officer departed for temporary additional duty of three days to Commandant,

14th Naval District, Naval Base, Pearl Harbor for instruction in Special Weapons Orientation Class

1300 Held Commanding Officers Mast for FANTAIL, S.S. for violation of Article 86, UCMJ,

awarded four hours extra duty

1620 Received alert for distress call from CCGD 14.

1630 Secured from distress alert

1725 Vessel ordered to depart base to scene of distress by CCGD 14.

1730 Made all preparations to get underway, liberty expired immediately, recalled all available personnel

1745 Set condition modified BAKER throughout the ship

1818 Relieved of radio guard by CGC RICHEY (WDE-485)

1841 Underway on various courses and speeds in Honolulu Harbor

1900 All engines ahead standard 265 rpm set course 2450 psc

1906 Increased speed to 295 rpm

1912 Increased speed to 320 rpm on both shafts

1950 Barbers Point Light bearing 0000 dist 4.7 miles changed course to 2690 pstgc

2105 Maneuvering at various speeds on various courses to reach distress scene

2118 Stopped engines, rendezvoused with CG-40493, assumed OTC

2203 Sighted disabled boat. Boat alongside, commenced taking aboard.

12-16-53 0000 All engines stopped, retrieving abandoned boat; vessel under operational and

administrative control of CCGD14

0005 Both shafts ahead 165 rpm

0010 Increased speed to both shafts ahead 320 rpm, set course 0890 psc

0042 Changed course to 0990 psc

0121 Changed course to 0880 psc

0133 Barbers Point Light bear 0000 T, 5.4 mi., changed course to 0660 psc

0145 Reduced speed to both shafts, ahead 270 rpm

0202 Reduced speed to both shafts ahead 165 rpm

0212 Changed course to 0450 psc

0225 Commenced steering various courses and speeds entering harbor channel

0243 Honolulu Harbor channel buoy No. 1 abeam close aboard

0256 Moored port side to Berth GEORGE, Sand Island, Oahu, T.H. Assumed radio guard from

CGC RICHEY (WDE-485), receiving telephone service from shore facilities

0630 Reveille

0800 Held quarters, all hands present or accounted for

0810 Relieved of radio guard by CGC RICHEY (WDE-485)

2200 Lights out, all secure

12-17-53 0220 FLAGBAG, S.F., DAVEYJONES, L.P., and DIHEDRAL, L.C., ascertained

to be absent without leave while in a duty status after a thorough search of the ship had been

made for subject mens presence.

Automobile accident on Marginal Wharf in vicinity of Berth HOW & ITEM, C.G. Base,

Sand Island, T.H. involving the following named men:

FLAGBAG, S.F., DAVEYJONES, L.P., DIHEDRAL, L.C., LINECROSSING, C.E.,

and DEADHEAD, P.S.

0300 The above named men were admitted to Tripler Army Hospital, Honolulu, T.H. as a result

of accident at 0220 this date. Above named men for inpatient treatment

0810 Held collision drill for duty section

1730 Commanding Officer returned aboard from three days temporary additional duty instruction

in Special Weapons

2200 Lights out

12-18-53 0725 Held fire drill

0735 Secured from fire drill

1400 Commanding Officers inspection

2200 Lights out

12-19-53 0000 Moored port side to berth GEORGE, sand Island, Oahu, T.H., receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in status BAKER 2 under operational and administrative

control of CCGD14

12-20-53 0000 Moored port side to berth GEORGE, sand Island, Oahu, T.H., receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in status BAKER 2 under operational and administrative

control of CCGD14

12-21-53 0745 Liberty expired for all hands, all returned on time except FLASHBURN, B.R.

0800 Assumed CHARLIE TWENTY-FOUR status

1005 FLASHBURN, B.R., returned aboard after being absent without leave for a period of two (2) hours

and twenty (20) minutes, placed on report for violation of Article 86, UCMJ

1700 DEADHEAD, P.S., returned aboard from inpatient treatment at Tripler Army Hospital

2200 Lights out

12-22-53 1045 The following men, all in inpatient status at Tripler Army Hospital were administratively transferred

this date to C.G. Base, Sand Island, Honolulu, T.H.:

FLAGBAG, S.F., DAVEYJONES, L.P., and DIHEDRAL, L.C., authorization section 4-B-26,

Personnel Manual CG-207 and District Circular No 8-53

1320 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of DAVIT, C.M., violation of Article 92 UCMJ-51;

awarded: excused and four (4) hours extra duty; and in the case of

FLASHBURN, B.R., violation of Article 86, UCMJ-51; awarded: excused

2200 Lights out

12-23-53 0810 Assumed radio guard from USCGC DURANT (WDE-487)

1930 DECON, C.C., was returned aboard by HASP for violation of Article 128, UCMJ, to wit:

Assault and Battery

1632 Relieved of radio guard by CGC DURANT (WDE-487)

12-24-53 0725 Held collision drill

0745 Liberty expired, no unauthorized absentees except FLAP, H.S.

2200 Lights out, all secure

12-25-53 0630 Reveille

0750 Assumed radio guard duties from USCGC FORSTER (WDE-434)

2200 Lights out

12-26-53 0800 Relieved of radio guard by USCGC VANCE (WDE-487)

2200 Lights out

12-27-53 0800 Moored port side to berth GEORGE, and Island, Oahu, T.H., receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in status

CHARLIE 24, under operational and administrative control of CCGD14

12-28-53 0000 Moored port side to berth GEORGE, and Island, Oahu, T.H., receiving fresh water and telephone

service from shore facilities. Vessel in status CHARLIE 24, under operational and administrative

control of CCGD14

1807 Held fire and rescue drill

2200 Lights out

12-29-53 0530 Reveille

0700 Liberty expired on board for the first and second sections. No unauthorized absentees except for

CAULKOFF, S.S. and FLASHBURN, B.R.

0715 Set the special sea detail

0720 Completed preparations for getting underway

0727 Underway on various courses and speeds out Honolulu Harbor for West Loch, Pearl Harbor

0743 Cleared Honolulu Harbor passing buoy No. one abeam close aboard to starboard

0842 Moored Berth WILLIAM-TWO, starboard side to

0849 Secured special sea detail

0850 Smoking lamp out throughout the ship. Draft aft, 10 feet, forward, 12.5 ft

0900 Commenced off loading ammunition

1030 Commanding Officers Mast held in the case of DECON, C.C., in violation of Article 89 UCMJ,

disrespectful language to an officer, Awarded: five (5) days confinement to Marine Brig

1257 Completed offloading ammunition. Draft fwd. 10.2 feet, aft 12 ft

1317 Underway standing out Pearl Harbor on various courses and speeds

1347 Pearl Harbor Channel buoys #1 and #2 abeam to starboard and port respectively, set course

1550 psc, both shafts ahead 265 rpm

1409 Commenced on various courses and speeds standing in Honolulu Harbor

1431 Moored portside to USCGC KUKUI (WAK-186), Honolulu Harbor, T. H.

1455 CAULKOFF, S.S., reported aboard this unit after being AWOL seven (7) hours fifty five (55) minutes

1558 Completed loading automobiles belonging to following men: LTJG WAGGETT,

ENS STRYFFELER, BONVILLE RMC, DEANER RDC, WONG TN

1605 Departed KUKUI enroute Berth GEORGE

1610 Moored Berth GEORGE, C.G. Base, Sand Island, T.H.

1940 Evening reports, all departments secure, restricted men present

2200 Lights out

12-30-53 0800 Assumed radio guard from USCGC DURANT (WDE-489)

0830 DECON, C.C., departed for Marine Brig, U.S. Naval Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. in custody

1126 The following men were placed on report for violation of Article 86, UCMJ-51:

CAULKOFF, S.S., FLEMISHDOWN, C.L., FLASHBURN, B.R.

2200 Lights out

12-31-53 0750 Held collision drill

0755 Secured from collision drill

0800 Held quarters; all hands present or accounted for

2200 Lights out

3/4/2001