USS LST 1090

DECK LOG 

Provided by William Hagwood

 

1953

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1955

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January 1953

January 1, 1953 (Thursday)

 

USS LST-1090, LST Div. 34; Squadron 3; Flotilla 3; U. S. Pacific Fleet at Pier 5, U. S.

            Naval Station, San Diego, California.

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Officers on board

            David T. Hafner, LT. Commanding Officer

            D. R. Behrens, LTJG Executive Officer

            C. A. Jones, ENS. Operations Officer

            C. R. Halbach, LTJG Engineering Officer

            E. A. Ullman, LTJG First Lieutenant, Gunnery & Deck Officer

            E. F. Rogers, ENS. Supply Officer

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0001:   Poem by Ens. E. F. Rogers, USNR recorded from 0000-0100 hours watch.

            The USS Landing Ship Tank 1090

            Is held to pier five, so strong and mighty,

            By twelve parts manila and two parts of wire,

            With watch so alert to guard against fire.

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            She’s starboard side to the pier so good

            To give us the services it alone could.

            There’s steam and water, that’s really the best

            Their power and telephone give us the rest.

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            That’s the mooring status except the location,

            Is San Diego, U. S. Naval Station.

            The watch is the “Mid” and what do you bet?”

            Material BAKER is securely set.

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            SOPA’s ComAirPac, U. S. Naval Air Station

            Ships present are many, no exaggeration;

            They include yard and district and civilian craft too,

            But most, the Pacific Fleet of the Red, White and Blue.

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0800:   Cast off all lines; Underway to South Navy Pier.

0855:   Moored port side to South Navy Pier, San Diego, California

1635:   George E. Shannon, ETSN, USN 497-16-91 reported aboard for duty.

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January 2, 1953 (Friday)

1130:   L. L. Verble, BMC 337-29-18 USN reported aboard from the USS Bexar,

            APA-237.

1235:   Made preparations for getting underway to Naval Fuel Facility, North San

            Diego, California for fuel and ammunition. Moored port side to Navy Pier.

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January 3, 1953 (Saturday)

0800:   Took aboard for transfer to U. S. Naval Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H. for duty

            the following men: Vernon Range, Jr., TA; John W. Archer, TA; Jay B. Steel, TA

            Johnny N. Baldwin, TA; James L. Debruce, TA.

            To the USS Grasp, (ARS-24) for duty, the following men: Gary McCarrel, SA;

            Donald D. Edwards, SA.

            To RM School, COMFAIRHAWAII for FURAS: COMAIRPAC The following

            men: Ernest G. Richardson, SA; Cecil V. Beatty, SA; F. B. Moseley, Jr., SA;

            James M. Tuttle, SA; John R. Wyatt, SA; Thomas D. Jones, SA; Ronald J.

            Fertitta, SA; Joseph E. Fisher, SA; Bruce A. Greenwood, SA; E. J. Smejkal, Jr.,

            SA; John F. Peden, SA; Holyne A. Passman, SA; Andre W. Johnson, SA;

            Eddie O. Harrington, SA..

            For Transfer to U. S. Nav. Sta., Midway for duty, the following men: Norman W.

            Barnard, SA; Jack (n) Buffum, SA; Julian (n) Torres, SA; Billie R. Matheney,

            SA; Harvey H. Matheny, Jr., SA; James C. Myers, SA; Curtis D. Graue, SA;

            Lee M. Garcia, SA; Jay O. Mortensen, SA.

            The following embarked LST-1090 for movement to US Naval Receiving Station,

            Pearl Harbor, T. H. for further transfer tothe US Naval Receiving Station,

            Yokosuka, Japan: Russel W. Korman, SA; Homer (n) Brooks, TA; Roy L.

            Condrey, TA; Nathaniel Brown, SA; Leon M. Monroe, SA; Joe D. Breland, SA;

            Herbert E. Buhl, SA; Robert F. Johnson, SA; Gerald E. Doty, SA; Thomas J.

            Strain, SA.

1130:   Made preparations for getting underway.

1150:   Underway for Pearl Harbor, T. T. with Task Unit; LST-1090, LST-1101,

            LST-1073, LST-1084, LST-1122.

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January 4, 1953

0800:   Steaming with Task Unit. Guide Ship is this vessel with COM LST-Div-34 on

            board. LCDR R. D. McRea, USN, Commander LST Div. 34 embarked on LST-

            1090, speed is 10 knots.

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January 7, 1953

0450:   Suffered steering casualty, changed control to after steering. Dropped out of

            formation. Guide changed to LST-1084.

0930:   Steering gear repaired, shifted steering control to bridge.

1120:   Regained position in center of formation. Resumed formation course and speed.

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January 9, 1953

1900:   LST-1101 reported hearing a fog signal off her port bow.

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January 14, 1953 (Wednesday)

0410:   Sighted Molokai light. Distance approximately 38 miles.

1400:   Passed Pearl Harbor entrance.

1452:   Moored to starboard side to LST-1101 in Berth K-10. (Eleven days at sea.)

1610:   Set special sea detail and went underway to move inboard the LST-1101 in

            Berth K-10.

1709:   Now moored starboard to Berth K-10 US Naval Supply Yard, Pearl Harbor.

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January 17, 1953

            Transferred R. F. Johnson, SA, USNR to Tripler Hospital, Honolulu, T. H. for

            treatment. Took on diesel fuel, 30,151 gallons.

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January 18, 1953 (Sunday)

2015:   Received John (n) Montez Jr, SA; Billy D. Melton, SA; Robert M. Roberts, SA;

            and Leo D. Thompson, SA from custody of Pearl Harbor Shore Patrol.

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January 19, 1953 (Monday)

0900:   Transferred H. V. Corns, BMC to US Naval Reserve Training Center, Portsmouth

            Ohio for duty. Made preparations for getting underway.

1050:   Underway for Yokohama, Japan. (5 days in T. H.)

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January 24, 1953

1700:   Crossed International Date Line, 180 degree meridian, this date.

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February 1953

February 1, 1953

            Underway for Yokohama, Japan: Flag officers aboard are:

            R. D. McRae, LCDR Division Commander

            R. F. Larson, LT. Operations Officer

            E. L. Cashman, LT. Medical Officer

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February 6, 1953 (Friday)

1450:   Sighted land. Mirake Jima, distance 41 miles.

2215:   Sighted Towoshini Hana Light, distance 21 miles.

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February 7, 1953

0757:   Anchored off outer breakwater, Yokohama, Japan.

1125:   Anchors aweigh, underway entering Yokohama harbor.

1200:   Moored to buoy number 6, Yokohama, Japan by bow anchor chain.

1600:   Underway for center pier 2.

1632:   Moored port side to center pier 2, Yokohama, Japan. (19 days at sea.)

1900:   Commenced unloading cargo.

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February 9, 1953

0840:   Underway for Yokosuka, Japan.

1017:   Moored port side to LSM-125 at berth D-1 Yokosuka, Japan.

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February 11, 1953

1027:   Completed taking on fuel (14,508 gallons.)

1041:   Underway for berth 5 US Naval Shipyard, Yokosuka. Moored to starboard side

            USS LST-1101 at berth 5, US Naval Shipyard, Yokosuka, Japan.

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February 12, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters. W. C. Jones, BMSN was absent.

0825:   W. C. Jones, BMSN received on board from unauthorized absence since 0730.

            (55 minutes.) Received on board C. B. Harmon, EM3 for duty. Transferred from

            LST-1084.

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February 15, 1953 (Sunday)

0800:   Moored in Yokosuka, Japan. Senior officer present is Commander Seventh Fleet

            aboard the USS Missouri (BB-63.)

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February 16, 1953

1130:    Chinese Nationalist DE-24 was received to port.

1340:    J. H. Davis, SN was transferred to CO US Naval Medical School, San Diego,

            California for instruction.

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February 18, 1953

1635:   Transferred Junus E. Thomas, SD3 to US Naval Air Station, Alameda, California

            for duty.

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February 20, 1953

0800:   Received on board, W. N. Conrad, SA for duty.

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February 22, 1953

            Moored in Yokosuka. Chinese DE-24 and USS LSM-125 is moored to portside.

            SOPA is Commander Carrier Div. 5 embarked on USS Oriskany, CVA-34.

0950:   Underway for berth DOG-1 Yokosuka harbor. Moored portside to LSMR-527.

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February 23, 1953

0035:   Jesus (n) Delgado, RMSA delivered to ship by the shore patrol.

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February 24, 1953

            Nested with USS LSMR-527 and LSM-110

1430:   Transferred W. E. Couch, YN3 to USS Talladega, APA-208.

1645:   USS LST-1101 moored to starboard side.

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February 26. 1953

            Nested with LSM-110 to port, LST-1101 to starboard. Also in nest is USS Endicott,

            DMS-35 at berth D-1, bow anchor chain to buoy.

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February 28, 1953

0832:   USS LST-1101 got underway from starboard.

1340:   Transferred Bill E. Burnette, SA, USN to the Receiving Station, US Naval Base,

            Yokosuka, Japn for further transfer to CONUS for undesirable discharge from

            the naval service.

1445:   USS Endicott, DMS-35 got underway. E. P. Harris, GM3 was transferred to

            USS LSM-125 for duty.

1730:   The LST-1101 moored to our starboard side.

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March 1953

March 1, 1953 (Sunday)

Officers on board are:

            D. T. Hafner, LT. Commanding Officer

            D. R. Behrens, LTJG Executive Officer

            C. A. Jones, LTJG Operations Officer

            E. A. Ullman, LTJG First Lieutenant, Gunnery & Deck Officer

            C. R. Halbach, LTJG Engineering Officer

            E. F. Rogers, LTJG Supply Officer

            W. W. Prentice, ENS. Unassigned

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Flag Officers are:

            R. D. McRae, LCDR Division Commander

            R. F. Larson, LT. Operations & Communications

            E. L. Cashman, LT. Medical Officer

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1100:   Received R. L. Belanger, GMM3 for duty.

            USS LST-1101 moored to starboard side, USS LSMs-125, 362, and 355 in the

            nest to port. SOPA is embarked on USS Bairoko, CVE-115.

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March 3, 1953.

            Nested with LST-1101 to starboard, LSMs-110, 125, 362 and 355 to port.

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March 4, 1953

0825:   Cast off all lines, underway for Camp McGill, Japan.

1258:   Anchored off Camp McGill for amphibious operations.

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March 5, 1953

0630:   Underway with LST-1084.

1630:   Anchored off Yokosuka, Japan.

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March 6, 1953

1355:   USS Romulus (ARL-22) moored to port side.

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March 7, 1953

1336:   Ensign William W. Prentice, USNR reported on board for duty from LST-1122.

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March 8, 1953 (Sunday)

0755:   Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: Zeola (n) Ellis, TN and Isaac C.

            Johnson, SN on unauthorized absence since 0015 March 8, 1953.

0758:   Ellis, Z. and Johnson, I. returned on board after a period of 7 hours and 43

            minutes.

1715:   Lieutenant R. F. Larson left the ship for temporary duty on board the LST-1141.

1800:   LCDR McRae of LST Div.-34 and staff left for LST-1122. Lieutenant Earl A.

            Ullman left the ship for temporary duty. Pennant and Division shifted to USS

            LST-1122.

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March 9, 1953

            SOPA is Rear Admiral V. D. King on board USS Los Angeles.

0804:   Cast off all lines. Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

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March 10, 1953

            Underway from Yokosuka to Sasebo, Japan. Steaming independently.

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March 11, 1953

1528:   James P. Loftus, SA received an injury to the little finger on left hand when the

            hatch to the bridge was jarred loose by rough weather. Was treated in sick bay.

            Injury was in the line of duty.

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March 13, 1953

0648:   Anchored in Ebisu Wan, Sasebo, Japan.

0815:   Transferred J. P. Loftus, SA to US Naval Dispensary, Sasebo, Japan for medical

            treatment.

1045:   Transferred V. E. Brown, EMFA to LST-758 for duty.

1608:   Underway for Pusan, Korea with LST-1148, LST-1090 and LST-758.

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March 14, 1953

            Steaming enroute from Sasebo, Japan to Pusan, Korea with Commander LST Div. 14 in

            company with the LST-1148 and LST-758. Port engine is out of commission and stopped.

            SOPA is    LCDR Melde, COMLSTDIV-14 in the LST-1148.

0930:   Anchored in anchorage A-3 Pusan, Korea.

1540:   Billy E. McDaniel, TN reported aboard for duty on staff for LST Div.-34.

2250:   Claude Aubrey Brown, TN transferred to USS George Clymer (APA-27) for duty.

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March 15, 1953

0610:   Anchors aweigh, underway on various courses.

0800:   Starboard engine repaired.

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March 16, 1953:

            Underway from Pusan, Korea with LST-1148, LST-758, LST-1090. SOPA is

            LCDR Melde in LST-1148.

1615:   Beached at Sokcho-Ri Beach, Korea and commenced loading Twenty Third

            Infantry Regiment, First Battalion, Medical Co. and Tank Company; 2-D

            Signal Company; Company A; B; C; D; and equipment.

0915:   Anchored in Sokcho Hang for short stay.

1615:   Beached at Sokcho Ri Beach, Korea and completed loading.

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March 17, 1953

            Underway off Sokcho Hang, Korea.

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March 18, 1953

            Underway to Cheju Do, Korea maneuvering to avoid fishing craft.

1408:   Anchored off Cheju Hang, Cheju Do Island; Underway to beach on Cheju Hang

            Harbor, Cheju Do Island and commenced unloading cargo.

1630:   Completed unloading then moored to USS Calvert (APA-32)

1920:   Commenced loading cargo from USS Calvert, APA-32. Received 73 vehicles and

            miscellaneous personal gear.

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March 19, 1953

0838:   Beached in Cheju Harbor and commenced unloading.

1030:   Completed unloading.

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March 23, 1953

            Beached as before. Loaded cargo. 10 M-4 tanks; 14 2-1/2 ton trucks; 7 3/4 ton trucks;

            1 jeep; 18 - 1 ton trailers; 1 House Trailer; 1 jeep trailer. Made preparations to get

            underway.

1550:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

1650:   Steaming with LST-887; LST-1148; LST-758; and USNS-530.

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March 24, 1953

            Anchored in Tong Sudo, Korea.

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March 25, 1953

            Underway to Inchon, Korea.

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March 26, 1953

1520:   Beached in slot 7, Inchon, Korea. Commenced unloading.

1605:   Completed unloading.

1610:   Underway for outer harbor in Sasebo, Japan.

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March 28, 1953

1805:   Anchored in Ebisu Wan, Sasebo, Japan. SOPA is RADM C. E. Olsen on

            USS Dixie, AD-14.

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March 31, 1953

            Moored with ROK (DE-86) and USS Endicott (DMS-35) and USS Hamul, (AD-20)

            at buoy 6, Sasebo, Japan.

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April 1953

April 1, 1953

 

Officers on board are:

            D. T. Hafner, LT. Commanding Officer

            D. R. Behrens, LTJG Executive Officer

            C. R. Halbach, LTJG Relief for Exec. Officer

            C. A. Jones, LTJG Operations Officer

            E. A. Ullman, LTJG First Lieutenant, Gunnery & Deck Officer

            W. W. Prentice, ENS. Engineering Officer

            E. F. Rogers, LTJG Supply Officer

            P. N. Glover, ENS. Unassigned

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Flag Officers are:

            R. D. McRae, LCDR Division Commander

            R. F. Larson, LT. Operations & Communications Officer

            E. L. Cashman, LT. Medical Officer

0001:   Moored to starboard side to ROK (DE-86) at buoy 6, Sasebo, Japan. USS

            Endicott, (DMS-35) and USS Hamul (AD-20) moored to starboard in the nest.

            SOPA is RADM. C. E. Olsen, CTF-95 embarked in the USS Dixie (AD-14)

1235:   Leslie Merle Crawford, EN1 was transferred to US Naval Receiving Station,

            Norfolk, Va. for duty. William R. Ward, SA reported aboard for temporary

            additional duty.

1725:   Cast off all lines to the ROK DE-86.

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April 3, 1953

1305:   J. A. Crouch, SA was transferred to the US Naval Dispensary for treatment.

            R. (n) Hlavka, RMSN and G. E. Shannon, ETSN were transferred to the USS

            Lenawee, (APA-195) for duty.

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April 4, 1953

0825:   Underway for lower anchorage, Sasebo Harbor. Anchored in Ebisu Wan,

            Sasebo Harbor.

1850:   Charles C. Hopes, SD3 reported for duty.

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April 6, 1953

1721:   Underway for Pusan, Korea. LST-758 accompanying.

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April 7, 1953

0738:  Anchored in berth A-1, Pusan, Korea north outer harbor.

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April 9, 1953

0840:   LTJG Donald R. Behrens, USN was detached this date and ordered to the US

            Naval Receiving Station, Washington, D. C. for temporary duty; ultimate

            destination to the USS Randolph, (CVA-15 for duty.

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April 10, 1953

1425:   Donald Lee Greene, EM3 was transferred to US Army Evacuation Hospital,

            Pusan , Korea for treatment.

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April 13, 1953

1316:   R. E. Shutters, IC3 reported for duty from USS Seminole, (AKA-104).

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April 14, 1953

0830:   Anchored as before. SOPA assumed by ComSeventhFleet in USS New Jersey,

            (BB-62).

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April 15, 1953

1718:   Underway for starboard side of LST-1096 at quay wall, Pusan, Korea.

1815:   Army and Korean personnel came aboard to rig for carrying POWs.

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April 16, 1953

0832:   R. A. Kelly, AF1 and G. D. Allen, PHAN Pacific Fleet Combat Camera Group

            and Oliver W. Lund, JO1 and Paul A Burkow, JOSN from COMNAVFE, Public

            Information Officer Team reported aboard for duty with ComLSTDiv.-34.

1230:   Underway for Koje-Do, Korea.

1731:   Beached in beaching area EASY, Koje-Do, Korea.

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April 17, 1953

0215:   Military police and medical detachment reported aboard as escort and guard of

            prisoners of war to be transferred to Pusan. Took on 500 POWs.

0443:   Underway for Pusan.

0932:   Moored bow to quay wall number 2, South inner harbor, Pusan, Korea.

0954:   Commenced unloading prisoners.

1102:   Completed unloading POWs having discharged 500 POWs and 30 guards and

            medical personnel.

1242:  Underway for Koje Do, Korea.

1725:  Beached at Koje Do Island.

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April 18, 1953

2143:   John A. Handte, QMSN was received on board from unauthorized absence since

            2130, a period of 13 minutes.

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April 19, 1953

0245:   Commenced loading prisoners.

0340:   Completed loading 500 North Korean prisoners and 34 guards; Underway for

            Pusan, Korea.

0920:   Beached at quay wall number 2, Pusan, Korea.

0931:   Helicopter number 813 with Army personel was received on board.

0932:   Prisoner finger printing team came aboard.

0937:   Commenced unloading POWs.

0953:   Helicopter left the ship.

1040:   Secured from unloading POWs.

1045:   POW finger printing team left the ship.

1050:   Korean working party came aboard to clean up tank deck.

1154:   Korean workers secured cleaning detail and left the ship.

1251:   Underway for Koje Do.

1720:   Beached at Koje Do, Korea on beach EASY.

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April 20, 1953

1300:   Captain held Mast and assigned punishment as follows:

            J. J. Kuper, SN Reduced in rate to SA

            H. R. Johnson, SN Reduced in rate to SA

            W. T. Cooper, II, QMSN Warning

            R. B. Dowling, SN Warning

            A. R. Owen, CSSN Warning

            C. L. Gardner, SN Warning

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April 21, 1953

0515:   Military Police detachment reported aboard..

0555:   Commenced loading sick and wounded POWs for transfer to Pusan.

0635:   Completed loading prisoners. Loaded 500.

0740:   Underway for Pusan.

1322:   Moored bow to quay wall number 2, Pusan, Korea.

1337:   Commenced unloading prisoners.

1420:   Completed unloading prisoners having discharged 500 on the pier.

1452:   Underway from Pusan to Koje Do.

1916:   Beached at Koje Do.

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April 22, 1953

0245:   Commenced loading prisoners.

0435:   Secured from receiving prisoners.

0445:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

0859:   Moored bow to quay wall number 2, Pusan, Korea.

0915:   Commenced unloading prisoners.

1018:   Completed unloading 500 North Korean prisoners.

1130:   Underway to Koje-Do with LST-1096.

1618:   Beached in berth EASY, Koje-Do.

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April 23, 1953

0250:   Commenced embarking prisoners.

0347:   Completed embarking 499 North Korean POWs. Made preparations for getting

            underway.

0402:   Underway from Koje Do to Pusan.

0900:   Moored to quay wall number 2, Pusan.

0905:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1005:   Secured from unloading POWs.

1040:   Underway for Koje Do.

1527:   Beached at beach EASY, Koje Do.

2000:   POW working party came aboard ship.

2301:   POW working party left the ship.

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April 24, 1953

0339:   Underway for Pusan with 500 POWs on board.

0836:   Moored at quay wall no. 2 Pusan.

0905:   United States Ambassador to Korea came aboard.

1000:   The Ambassador left the ship.

1002:   Completed debarking prisoners of war. Having debarked 500.

1015:   R. S. Kolosowsky, ME3 was transferred to Commander Fleet Activities Pusan,

            Korea for further transfer to CO Naval Station, San Diego, Ca. for temporary

            additional duty under instruction.

1058:   Underway for Koje Do.

1530:   Beached at beach EASY, Koje Do.

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April 25, 1953

0200:   Military Police detachment came aboard.

0218:   Commenced loading POWs for transfer to Pusan.

0318:   Completed loading 500 POWs.

0410:   Underway for Pusan from Koje Do.

0901:   Earl H. Henneman, SN, received a cut on the upper lip in the line of duty when a

            fairlead snapped.

0902:   Moored bow to quay wall no. 2, Pusan, Korea.

0914:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1022:   Completed unloading 500 POWs.

1220:   Underway for Koje Do.

1700:   Beached on beach EASY at Koje Do.

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April 26, 1953

0230:   Commenced loading POWs.

0325:   Completed loading POWs and associated guards and medical personnel. Having

            loaded 499 POWs.

0410:   Underway for Pusan.

0850:   Moored bow to key two, Pusan, Korea

0907:   Commenced discharging POWs.

1015:   Completed discharging 499 North Korean POWs.

1105:   Underway for Koje Do.

1540:   Beached at beach EASY Koje Do.

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April 27, 1953

0105:   Commenced loading prisoners.

0250:   Completed loading 497 North Korean POWs.

0400:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

0852:   Ramp is over dock.

0905:   Started discharging prisoners.

1000:   Finished discharging POWs.

1115:   Received on board 360 Calvary Soldiers for trip back to Koje- Do, Korea

1133:   Underway for Koje-Do.

1204:   Steaming with LST-1101 in company.

1611:   Beached at Koje Do on beach EASY.

1620:   Commenced unloading Army personnel.

1628:   Secured from unloading Army.

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April 29, 1953

0003:   Commenced loading wounded and sick prisoners of war for transfer to Pusan.

0316:   Completed loading 436 POWs.

0421:   Underway for Pusan with LST-1101.

0910:   Moored bow to quay wall No. 2, Pusan, Korea.

0920:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1135:   Completed unloading POWs.

1325:   Loaded one bulldozer and miscellaneous gear for transportation to Koje Do.

1404:   Underway for Koje Do.

1909:   Beached at Koje Do EASY beach.

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May 1953

May 1, 1953

0140:   Commenced loading prisoners.

0250:   Completed loading 544 North Korean POWs.

0410:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

0909:   Beached at quay wall number 2, Pusan, Korea.

0925:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1050:   Completed unloading.

1105:   Underway for Koje Do Island.

1552:   Beached at beach EASY, Koje Do.

1615:   POW working detail came aboard to remove pens and clean up ship.

2130:   POW working detail left the ship.

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May 2, 1953

2202:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

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May 3, 1953

1306:   Anchored in Ebisu Wan lower anchorage, Sasebo, Japan.

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May 4, 1953

1202:   Ensign Philip N. Glovere reported for duty aboard the LST-1090.

2025:   The following men were received on board for duty:

            J. K. Villanueva, GM3

            J. A. Crouch, SA

            E. (n) Chavez, SK3

            H. (n) Langford, FT3

            A. O. Gerard, SK3

            P. (n) Joseph, SN

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May 6, 1953

1320:   Milton Logan Ridgeway, SA; reported aboard for duty.

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May 9, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters. Absentee: J. K. Villanueva, GM3 since 2300 May

            8, 1953.

1116:   Joseph K. Villanueva reported aboard over leave for a period of 12 hours and

            16 minutes.

1630:   The following men came aboard for 10 days TAD duty:

            Vincente Lopez, 1ST. Lt.; Norikazo Yamashita, SFC; Joseph Lovell, SGT; Albert

            Yaiser, SFC; Robert Zachos, PFC.

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May 11, 1953

1046:   W. C. Jones, BMSN received treatment for lacerations of the middle finger of the

            left hand. Injury received in line of duty.

1100:   Lt. Robert M. Weller, USNR and 21 others from UDT Team One reported aboard

            for temporary additional duty.

1800:   Underway for Mitsumi, Japan.

.

May 12, 1953

0602:   Anchored off Mitsumi, Japan.

1706:   Underway for Takasu, Japan.

.

May 13, 1953

1209:   Anchored off Takasu, Japan.

.

May 15, 1953

0659:   Underway for Beppu, Japan.

.

May 16, 1953

0715:   Anchored off Oita, Japan.

1750:   Underway to Beppu, Japan.

1823:   Anchored off Beppu, Japan.

.

May 19, 1953

0755:   Quarters for muster. Absentee: Charley C. Hough, SA.

0955:   Charley C. Hough, SA returned to ship having been AWOL 19 Hrs. 35 Min.

.

May 20, 1953

0340:   Underway for Oita, Japan.

0422:   Anchored at Oita, Japan.

0439:   Commenced loading 187th R. C. T. troops.

0459:   Completed loading troops. Loaded 571 men.

0514:   Underway for Moje, Japan.

1435:   Moored to quay wall Kokura, Japan.

1445:   Commenced unloading troops of 187th Regimental Combat Team, 3rd. Battalion.

1449:   Completed unloading.

1513:   Underway for Ashiya, Japan.

1750:   Anchored at Ashiya, Japan.

.

May 21, 1953

1254:   Underway for Fukuoka, Japan.

1627:   Anchored in Hakato Ko, Fukuoka, Japan.

.

May 22, 1953

0104:   E. H. Henneman, SN received on board from unauthorized absence for 1 Hr. and

            4 Min.

1000:   Captain held mast and assigned non judicial punishments as follows:

            C. C. Hough, FA 10 days restriction.

            E. H. Henneman, SN 6 hours extra duty.

1455:   Underway.

1533:   Moored at Fukuoka Inner Harbor Pier.

1615:   J. R. Olexa, YN2 and A. O. Gerard, SK3 left ship TDY as Shore Patrol.

.

May 23, 1953

2400:   Shore Patrol returned to ship.

0845:   LTJG Edward F. Rogers was detached from duty and departed from LST-1090.

0909:   Underway for outer anchorage, Fukuoka, Japan.

1154:   Anchored in Fukuoka outer beach anchorage.

1215:   Yamushita, N., SFC completed TAD orders and departed from ship.

1342:   Underway for Yokosuka, Japan.

.

May 25, 1953

2040:   Moored port side to LST-855 in Yokosuka Harbor.

.

May 27, 1953

1650:   H. R. Longbrake, FP3 left ship on TAD as shore patrol in Yokosuka.

.

May 29, 1953

1110:   Underway for berth 11, Yokosuka.

1134:   Moored starboard side to floating pier berth 11.

.

May 31, 1953

1055:   J. R. Keena, EN3 left ship on TDY as shore patrol, Yokosuka.

1615:   LTJG C. A. Jones left ship on TDY as shore patrol.

.

June 1953

June 1, 1953

0740:   The following men left ship on TDY to attend Atomic Warfare School:

            C. C. Warren, BMG1; L. R. Conrad, DC2; H. R. Longbrake, FP3; H. F. Ayers,

            SN; and G. R. Robinson, SN.

1330:   William C. Jones, BMSN was transferred to Navy Barracks for further transfer

            for discharge.

.

June 2, 1953

1021:   E. Chavez, SK3 was transferred to Receiving Station, Yokosuka for further

            transfer to U. S. for discharge.

1310:   Donald Lee Greene, EM3 reported aboard for duty having completed treatment

            at Army Evacuation Hospital, Pusan, Korea.

1610:   The following men returned to ship having completed instruction in Atomic

            Defense Training: C. E. Warren, Jr., BMG1; L. R. Conrad, DC2; H. F. Ayers, SN

            and G. L. Robinson, SN.

.

June 3, 1953

0740:   R. M. Roberts, SA and L. D. Thompson, SN were received on board from Shore Patrol.

.

June 4, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters. Absentee: Rex A. Hale, BM3.

1415:   R. A. Hale, BM3 returned on board being on unauthorized absence since 2400,

.

3 June 1953.

1608:   The following reported on board having completed temporary additional duty at

            fire fighting school: F. D. Irby, FN; L. J. Goede, SN; W. E. Fowler, SN;

            L. L. Paden, FN; W. A. Williams, SN; P. Joseph, SN; T. L. Webber, FN;

            J. L. Overcast, SN; and D. F. Starr, SN.

1718:   D. D. Jones, RD3 left the ship for TAD Shore Patrol.

.

June 5, 1953

1305:   James P. Loftus, SA reported aboard for duty.

.

June 8, 1953

1020:   L. C. Berkholz, RMSN left the ship for transfer.

1133:   Underway for berth 5.

1215:   Moored starboard side to berth 5, Yokosuka, Japan.

1330:   R. E. L. Hough, SN was transferred to NAVRECSTA Yokosuka for discharge.

1730:   J. Villaneuva, GM3 left ship on TDY for Shore Patrol.

.

June 11, 1953

1620:   Louis E. Sanders, FN was transferred to Special Services Headquarters

            Support Fleet Activities, Yokosuka for TAD.

2130:   Carl J. Swensen, BM3 returned to ship having been AOL since 2000 hours

.

June 12, 1953

1705:   E. E. Miles, EN3 left ship for TDY as Shore Patrol in Yokosuka.

.

June 13, 1953

1604:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

.

June 16, 1953

1345:   Anchored in outer harbor, Pusan, Korea.

.

June 17, 1953

0648:   Underway for quay wall EASY, Pusan.

0800:   Korean workmen came aboard.

.

June 18, 1953

0445:   Underway for anchorage Able two, Pusan.

1230:   D. D. Jones, RD3 transferred to USS LST-1138.

1847:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

.

June 19, 1953

0948:   Anchored in lower anchorage, Sasebo, Japan.

.

June 21, 1953

1300:   H. C. Nielsen, EN3 left ship for TDY Shore Patrol, Sasebo.

1530:   Ensign Kim Bong Duck, ROKN reported aboard for 9 months.

.

June 22, 1953

1250:   A. R. London, SN transferred to RECSTA, Sasebo, Japan.

1833:   Underway for Oita, Japan.

1750:   Beached on quay wall in Oita Ko, Japan.

1805:   Commenced loading trucks and trailers of 187th RCT.

.

June 24, 1953

0600:   D. W. Rollings, RD3 from LST-1073 was brought aboard for treatment of

            scalp lacerations.

0907:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

June 26, 1953

1609:   Anchored in B-2 anchorage, Inchon, Korea.

1644:   Underway for LST slot No. 9.

1709:   Beached at Slot 9.

1711:   Commenced offloading vehicles.

1730:   Completed offloading.

1735:   Underway for anchorage.

1757:   Anchored in B-2 Inchon.

1907:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

.

June 28, 1953

1346:   Anchored in Ebisu Wan, Sasebo.

1510:   H. R. Longbrake, FP3 left ship TDY as shore patrol, Sasebo.

.

June 29, 1953

1415:   Rudolph L. Belanger, GMM3 transferred to receiving ship for further transfer.

.

June 30, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew. Absentee: L. J. Snider, CS3.

1300:   M. S. Maxwell, ENC transferred to CO LST-836 for duty.

.

July 1953

July 1, 1953

0753:   Mustered crew. Absentee: L. J. Snider, CS3.

.

July 2, 1953

0110:   H. R. Johnson, SN and C. C. Hopes, SD3 returned to ship having been AOL

            since 2300 July 1, 1953.

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters, Absentee: L. J. Snider, CS3.

1545:   L. J. Snider, CS3 returned to ship.

1800:   J. R. Keena, EN3 left ship for TAD as shore patrol, Sasebo.

.

July 3, 1953

0700:   Lt. E. L. Cashman, MC, left ship for releae from active duty.

1000:   Isaac C. Johnson, SK3 was transferred to USS Whetstone, LSD-27.

.

July 6, 1953

0923:   Underway for dry dock #3.

1020:   Moored in dry dock #3 in Sasebo, Japan with LST-836.

1720:   R. M. Ottman, GM3 left the ship for TDY with shore patrol.

.

July 7, 1953

0605:   D. A. Davidson, SN returned on board. Absentee since 2300 7/6/53.

.

July 13, 1953

0817:   Flooding dry dock.

0830:   D. W. Rollins, RD3 transferred to the receiving ship, USS Dupage for

            transfer to USS LST-1073 for duty.

1234:   Underway to lower anchorage, Sasebo.

1302:   Anchored.

1658:   Underway for Yokosuka.

.

July 16, 1953

1314:   Moored to LST-803 in Yokosuka.

1800:   Underway for Camp McGill.

2128:   Anchored off Camp McGill, Japan.

.

July 17, 1953

0800:   Underway for Camp McGill causeway.

0836:   Moored at causeway.

0850:   Commenced loading vehicles.

1415:   Finished loading ship.

1529:   Underway for Ulsan, Korea.

.

July 20, 1953

1306:   Beached at LST Beach #2 at Tung Muk Cove.

1311:   Commenced unloading.

1413:   Completed unloading personnel and vehicles.

1417:   Underway for anchorage in lower Ulsan Wan.

1453:   Anchored in Ulsan lower anchorage.

.

July 21, 1953

0601:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

1020:   Moored bow to quay wall # 2 berth George, Pusan, Korea.

.

July 22, 1953

0620:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

0755:   Mustered crew, absentee: W. R. Pilgrim, QMC

2127:   Anchored in Sasebo Ko, lower anchorage.

.

July 23, 1953

0900:   W. R. Pilgrim, QMC reported on board AOL for 26 hours.

1325:   Captain held mast. Punishment assigned: R. D. Delancey, SN - Warning;

            P. Joseph, SN - Warning; L. Sanchez, SN - Warning.

1330:   Captain held second mast and assigned the following punishment: G. G.

            Ledger, EMPFN, - 14 days restriction; J. W. Wells, SN - 14 days restriction.

.

July 25, 1953

0630:   LTJG Earl A. Ullman detached for transportation to US for release from active

            duty.

0850:   Ensign Martin B. Gantt reported for duty.

.

July 26, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew. Absentee: J. K. Villaneuva, GM3.

1205:   R. M. Roberts, SA and R. A. Hale, BM3 were injured while raising boat no. 3

            boat davit, extent of injury undetermined.

1207:   Underway for Cheju-Do, Korea.

1224:   Lowered injured men into small boat for transportation to base hospital

            Sasebo, Japan.

.

July 27, 1953

0715:   Anchored off Cheju City, Korea.

0755:   Mustered crew on stations. Absentee: J. K. Villanueva, GM3.

1002:   Underway for Cheju City quay wall.

1029:   Beached at Cheju-City, Korea.

.

July 28, 1953

0630:   Joseph Kayla Villanueva, GM3 was admitted to infirmary in Sasebo, Japan on

            26 July 1953.

0640:   Commenced loading prisoners of war.

1040:   Completed loading POWs.

1106:   Underway for anchorage.

1118:   Anchored off Cheju-City.

1440:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

July 29, 1953

1610:   Anchored in berth B-8, Inchon, Korea.

.

July 30, 1953

0545:   Underway for beach area, Inchon, Korea.

0615:   Beached at Inchon.

0630:   D. L. Green, EM3 left the ship, standard transfer. Commenced unloading POWs.

0710:   Completed off loading POWs.

0733:   Underway for anchorage.

0801:   Anchored off Inchon.

1008:   Underway for Cheju-Do.

.

July 31, 1953

1242:   Anchored off Cheju-City.

1255:   Started moving Army personnel ashore in small boat.

1335:   Finished transporting Army personnel.

1655:   Underway for Chokosui Do, Korea.

.

August 1953

August 1, 1953

0001:   Underway for Chokosui Do, Korea.

0503:   Anchored off Chokosui Do.

0540:   Underway to tie up along side USS Pasig (AW-3) to take on fresh water.

0727:   Underway for Koje Do, Korea.

1237:   Anchored off Koje Do.

.

August 3, 1953

1058:   Underway for beach Able, Koje Do.

1122:   Beached

2200:   Carl J. Swensen, BM3 left the ship after turning in his liberty card.

2215:   Carl J. Swensen, BM3 was returned to the ship under force by Earl S. Carter,

            END1, Master At Arms.

2240:   Thirty Nine (39) enlisted men and one (1) officer came aboard to guard prisoners.

.

August 4, 1953

0235:   Commenced loading prisoners.

0600:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

1046:   Beached at quay wall JIG, Pusan, Korea.

1115:   R-Adm. C. E. Olsen and R-Adm. W. E. Moore came aboard in connection with

            POW debarkation.

1125:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1145:   R-Adm. Olsen and R-Adm. Moore left the ship.

1305:   Completed debarkation of POWs.

2130:   Ivan H. Harris, EN3 returned aboard ship from shore patrol at Pusan.

.

August 5, 1953

1040:   Underway for Koje-Do.

1501:   Beached at beach ABLE, Koje-Do.

.

August 6, 1953

0230:   Commenced loading POWs.

0415:   Completed loading POWs.

0446:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

0950:   Anchored in North Outer Harbor, Pusan, Korea.

1049:   Underway for quay wall #2.

1115:   Moored at berth “J” quay wall #2, Pusan harbor.

1130:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1230:   Finished unloading POWs.

.

August 7, 1953

0945:   Underway for Koje-Do, Korea.

1408:   Anchored in berth #3 Koje-Do.

1553:   Underway for beach Able, Koje-Do>

1612:   Beached at ABLE

1614:   Commenced off loading vehicles.

1640:   Secured from off loading vehicles.

1645:   POW work detail came aboard ship.

1700:   POW work detail left ship.

1730:   POW work detail came aboard ship.

1800:   POW work detail left ship.

2021:   POW work detail came aboard ship.

2120:   Forty (40) Korean National Police women came aboard.

2140:   POW work detail left ship.

2230:   Commenced loading female prisoners of war.

.

August 8, 1953

0050:   Secured from loading female POWs.

0119:   Two (2) additional POWs brought aboard.

0200:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

1043:   Beached at beach JIG, Pusan.

1125:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1217:   Completed unloading POWs.

1325:   R. M. Roberts, SN returned to ship from USS Kermit Roosevelt (ARG-16) having

            been in US Naval Hospital, Sasebo, Japan.

1745:   T. T. Padgett, EN3 left ship for TDY shore patrol Pusan, Korea.

2040:   T. T. Padgett, EN3 returned to ship from shore patrol.

.

August 9, 1953

0823:   Commenced loading POWs.

0840:   Completed loading POWs.

0934:   Underway for Koje Do.

1427:   Beached at beach ABLE, Koje-Do.

1435:   Commenced unloading POWs.

1445:   Completed unloading POWs.

.

August 10, 1953

0515:   Commenced loading POWs.

0600:   Completed loading POWs.

0630:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

August 12, 1953

0539:   Anchored at Inchon, Korea.

0805:   John A. Handte, QM3 transferred for instruction in Underwater Demolition.

0825:   Completed unloading POWs.

0950:   Korean workers came aboard to clean tank deck.

1125:   Korean workers left the ship.

1309:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

.

August 13, 1953

1433:   LTJG Charles A. Jones was transferred to USS LST-1122.

1500:   Received six (6) men from LST-1122 for further transfer to LST-1073.

.

August 14, 1953

0753:   Anchored in Sasebo Ko, Japan lower anchorage.

1100:   Six (6) transit personnel left the ship for USS LST-1073.

1600:   Carl J. Swensen, BM3 left the ship on Shore Patrol Duty in Sasebo, Japan.

.

August 15, 1953

0110:   Carl J. Swensen, BM3 returned to ship from shore patrol.

0250:   M. L. Ridgeway, SA was returned to ship from shore patrol protective custody.

            No charges pending.

.

August 16, 1953

0720:   Billy E. McDaniel, TN returned to ship AWOL, a period of 8 hrs. 20 min.

.

August 17, 1953

1230:   Ivan P. Krouse, BT2 reported aboard for duty from USS Eldorado, AGC-11.

1315:   Lloyd D. Foutch, SN left ship transferred to Sasebo for transportation to US Naval

            Amphibious Training Unit, Coronado, Ca. for duty.

1930:   E. W. Paul, RD3 left ship for shore patrol duty, Sasebo, Japan.

.

August 18, 1953

0050:   Lee W. Nelson, RM2; Robert B. Bisha, RM3 reported aboard having been on

            unauthorized absence since 2300 August 17, 1953.

0115:   Everette W. Paul, RD3 returned from shore patrol duty.

0120:   Alan O. Gerard, SK3 and Charles C. Hopes, SD3 returned aboard having been

            absent since 2300 August 17, 1953.

1502:   Underway for Koje-Do.

.

August 19, 1953

0617:   Anchored in Koje-Do, Korea.

.

August 22, 1953

0900:   Commenced loading the troop guard.

0910:   Completed loading the troop guard receiving four (4) officers and seventy (70)

            enlisted men.

1057:   Underway for Choko Suido, Korea.

1643:   Beached at Charlie Beach Meishado, Koje-Do.

.

August 23, 1953

0546:   Commenced loading POWs.

0647:   Completed loading POWs.

0713:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

August 25, 1953

0652:   Anchored in berth Baker 7 inner anchorage at Inchon, Korea.

0745:   Started debarking POWs.

0825:   Finished off loading POWs.

1040:   L. D. Thompson, SN was transferred to USS Repose for medical treatment.

1210:   Commenced loading 400 ROK returnees plus 4 officers and 30 enlisted men.

1324:   Underway for Yong-Cho Do, Korea.

.

August 27, 1953

0732:   Beached at Yong-Cho Do, Korea.

0751:   Commenced unloading ROK Army personnel.

0828:   Completed off loading.

0833:   Underway for Koje-Do, Korea.

.

August 28, 1953

0001:   Anchored in berth four, Koje-Do, Korea.

.

August 29, 1953

1507:   Underway for beach ABLE Koje-Do.

1531:   Beached.

.

August 30, 1953

0552:   Started loading POWs.

0629:   Finished loading POWs. 599 taken on board.

0715:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

THE LOG IS MISSING FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 1953 TO 15 SEPTEMBER 1953:

.

September 1953

September 15, 1953 (Tuesday)

0001:   Beached at beach Charlie, Koje-Do, Korea.

0907:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

1857:   Anchored in berth A-2 Pusan, Korea harbor.

.

September 16, 1953

1159:   Underway for Mosul Po, Cheju-Do, Korea.

.

September 17, 1953

0834:   Anchored in Mosul Po, Korea.

.

September 18, 1953

0805:   Beached at slot 6 Baker beach Mosul Po, Cheju-Do, Korea.

0815:   Commenced loading Chinese repatriated POWs.

0835:   Secured from loading 481 Chinese repatriated POWs.

0907:   Underway for Inchon, Korea.

.

September 19, 1953

1737:   Anchored in berth B7 Inchon, Korea.

1925:   Lt. L. E. Bennett, Commanding Officer of USS LST-1073 came aboard.

.

September 20, 1953

0855:   Started off loading POWs.

0915:   Finished off loading POWs.

.

September 21, 1953

0223:   Underway for Mosul Po, Korea.

.

September 22, 1953

0916:   Beached at Slot 5, Baker Beach Musul-Po, Korea.

0922:   Off loaded army passenger personnel.

0930:   Underway for Pusan, Korea.

.

September 23, 1953

1007:   Beached at quay wall 2, Berth Easy, Pusan, Korea.

1015:   Unloaded lumber, gas grenades and rations.

1732:   Underway for Sasebo, Japan.

.

September 24, 1953

1017:   Anchored in Sasebo Ko lower anchorage.

.

September 25, 1953

0755:   Held muster and inspection. Absentee, Phillip O. Prey, SN.

.

September 26, 1953

0001:   J. L. Gast, SN returned to ship, AOL since 2300 September 25, 1953.

0755:   Mustered crew: Absentees were C. C. Hough, FA and P. O. Prey, SN.

2335:   Phillip O. Prey, SN returned to ship. Absent for 48 hours and 35 minutes.

.

September 27, 1953

0725:   Alan O. Gerard, SK3; John A. Nida, SN and Jesus (n) Delgado, RMSN

            returned to ship AWOL since 2300 September 26, 1953.

0755:   Mustered crew: Absentees: Milton L. Ridgeway, SA; Charley C. Hough, FA;

            Pete F. Couch, SN and Zeola Ellis, TN.

0950:   Pete F. Couch and Charley C. Hough returned to ship. Over leave since 2300

.

September 25.

1205:   Zeola Ellis, TN returned to ship being absent over leave.

.

September 28, 1953

0730:   M. L. Ridgeway, SA returned to ship AOL since 2300 September 26, 1953.

1435:   Captain held mast and assigned the following punishment:

            A. O. Gerard, SK3 14 Days restriction

            C. C. Hough, FA Summary Court Martial

            P. O. Prey, SN 10 Days restriction

            P. F. Couch, SN Reduced to SA

            J. A. Nida, SN Reprimand

            J. Delgado, RMSN 14 Days restriction

            Z. Ellis, TN Summary Court Martial

            M. L. Rigeway, SA 14 Days restriction

.

September 29, 1953: No Report

.

September 30, 1953: No Report

.

OCTOBER 1953

.

LIST OF OFFICERS FOR USS LST-1090

            D. T. HAFNER, LT. Commanding Officer

            C. R. HALBACH, LTJG Executive Officer

            J. D. FOLSOM, ENS. Operations Officer

            P. N. GLOVER, LTJG First Lieutenant, Gunnery Officer

            W. W. PRENTICE, LTJG Engineering Officer

            M. B. GANTT, JR. ENS. Supply Officer

.

LIST OF FLAG OFFICERS FOR LST DIV. 34

.

            R. D. McRAE, LCDR Division Commander

            R. F. LARSON, LT. Operation & Communications Off.

            K. K. MATSUMOTO, LTJG Medical Officer

.

October 1, 1953

0001:   Anchored in Sasebo, Japan.

0547:   Underway from Sasebo to Yokosuka, Japan in company with LST-1101.

.

October 3, 1953

0929:   LTJG P. N. Glover met to try the case of C. C. Hough, FA.

0940:   Court dismissed.

0943:   LTJG P. N. Glover met to try the case of Z. Ellis, Jr., TN.

0950:   Court dismissed.

.

October 4, 1953

0925:   Moored at buoy DOG-2 Yokosuka, Japan port side to USS LSM-488.

.

October 6, 1953

0120:   Pete F. Couch, SA returned to ship having been absent without leave for 1 hour

            and 20 minutes.

0803:   Underway for area Charlie.

2211:   Anchored in Tateyama Wan, Japan.

.

October 7, 1953

0814:   Underway for Yokosuka, Japan.

1152:   Anchored in outer anchorage, Yokosuka, Japan.

1400:   Underway for mooring buoy D-3, Yokosuka, Japan.

1443:   Moored fore and aft between D-2 and D-3 buoys.

.

October 9, 1953

0800:   Jimmy L. Wilkinson, SN returned aboard ship AWOL 1 hr. and 15 min.

.

October 11, 1953

1130:   Underway for berth no. 3 by tugs.

1209:   Moored alongside LST-1073 at berth # 3.

.

October 15, 1953

0755:   Muster at quarters, Absentees: J. D. Kuper, SN; J. A. Nida, SN and

            R. M. Roberts, SN.

0855:   J. A. Nida, SN returned on board.

0920:   J. D. Kuper, SN and R. M. Roberts, SN returned on board.

.

October 18, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at stations, absentees: Ivan P. Krouse, BT2.

0955:   Ivan P. Krouse, BT2 returned to ship 2 hrs. and 30 min. late.

.

October 19, 1953

0605:   Ensign Kim Bong Duck, ROKN, transferred to COMDESDIV. 12 for TAD.

1953:   O. C. Walthall, ME3 reported aboard for duty.

.

October 21, 1953

0650:   Tres V. Rogers, SN returned to ship being absent over leave since 2400 hours

.

October 20, 1953.

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters, Absentee: J. L. Siegers, SN.

1120:   J. L. Siegers, SN returned to ship AOL for 11 hours and 20 minutes.

1515:   LTJG P. N. Glover left the ship on thirty days emergency leave.

.

October 22, 1953

0608:   Underway for Camp McGill.

0755:   Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees: J. L. Siegers, SN and Z. Ellis, TN.

1043:   Moored to pontoon at Camp McGill, Yokosuka, Japan.

1130:   Received 22 prisoners aboard for transportation to the United States for prison

            confinement and 3 enlisted and 1 Chief Petty Officer to act as guards.

1500:   J. L. Siegers, SN and Z. Ellis, TN returned to ship having being absent over leave

            for 15 hours.

1805:   Underway for Yokosuka, Japan.

2135:   Anchored in anchorage B-136 Yokosuka, Japan.

.

October 23, 1953

0617:   Underway for Pearl Harbor, T. H. with LST-1073 and LST-1084.

0828:   Turned back to return to Yokosuka due to port main engine.

1155:   Moored to buoy DOG 3 Yokosuka, Japan for repairs to blower of port main

            engine.

1515:   New blower for port main engine brought aboard.

1915:   Completed repairs on port main engine.

2004:   Underway for Pearl Harbor, T. H.

.

November 1953

November 1, 1953

0001:   At sea. Steaming enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. with

            LST-1073 and LST-1084.

.

November 9, 1953

1723:   Moored to berth King 11, Pearl Harbor Naval Base.

2001:   Twenty Two Navy and Marine prisoners left the ship for safekeeping in

            Naval Station Brig.

.

November 11, 1953

0801:   Underway for San Diego, California.

.

November 22, 1953

2037:   Moored starboard side to Broadway Pier berth 800, San Diego, Ca.

2055:   Transferred 22 PALs to Marine guards on deck.

.

November 24, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: D. L. Crowley, RDSN.

0818:   Underway for ABC beach.

1004:   Bow ramp secured to causeway at Charlie Beach, commenced off loading

            cargo for construction battalion.

1845:   Completed unloading cargo.

.

November 25, 1953

0859:   Underway for buoys No. 12 and No. 13.

1015:   Moored port side to USS LST-758 at buoy 12 and 13.

.

November 28, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: J. A. Crouch, SN.

0916:   Underway to buoys No. 30 and No. 31.

0953:   Moored port side to USS Atlas, ARL-7 at buoys 30 and 31.

.

November 29, 1953

0755:   Mustered crew on stations; Absentee: J. A. Crouch, SN.

.

November 30, 1953

0755: Mustered crew on stations; Absentee: J. A. Crouch, SN.

.

Missing Logs

December 1953 LOG IS MISSING

January 1954 LOG IS MISSING

February 1954 LOG IS MISSING

March 1954 LOG IS MISSING

April 1954 LOG IS MISSING

May 1954 LOG IS MISSING

June 1954 LOG IS MISSING

July 1954 LOG IS MISSING

August 1954 LOG IS MISSING

September 1954 LOG IS MISSING

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October 1954

October 1, 1954

0001:   Anchored in Beach Lane # 5 Coronado Roads, San Diego, California.

0310:   Underway to off load LVT’s on Beach Lane # 5.

0342:   Anchored in Beach Lane # 5.

0640:   Underway to Naval Fueling Docks.

0833:   Moored to Fuel Docks, San Diego, Ca.

1155:   Underway for BM 14 and 15.

1511:   Moored port side to USS Romulus, ARL-22 at buoys 30 and 31.

.

October 2, 1954

.

0805:   Mustered crew at stations; Absentees: None.

0855:   L. E. Peede, YNSN reported for duty with COMLSTDIV-32.

.

October 4, 1954

0750:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: C. E. Morris, SN

.

October 5, 1954

0750:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: C. E. Morris, SN.

1322:   Underway for the National Steel Corporation Pier # 2, San Diego, Ca.

.

October 6, 1954

0750:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: C. E. Morris, SN.

1315:   Captain held mast. R. H. Stanford, SN was awarded 2 weeks extra duty.

.

October 7, 1954

0750:   Mustered crew at quarters; Absentee: C. E. Morris, SN.

0915:   C. E. Morris returned on board AWOL for 3 days, 2 hours and 15 min.

1715:   LT. Myer J. Micklin, MC reported aboard for TDY for 5 weeks.

.

October 8, 1954

1305:   Underway to Navy Pier.

1403:   Moored to starboard side West Navy Pier in San Diego.

.

October 9, 1954

0800:   Mustered crew on stations; Absentee: George E. Roth, EM3.

1159:   George E. Roth, EM3 returned to ship AOL for 4 hours and 14 min.

.

October 11, 1954

1216:   Underway to Kaneohe, T. H. with LST-1084; LST-1073; LST-1101; and

            LST-1122. OTC is COMLSTDIV-32, LCDR R. D. McRae.

.

October 21, 1954

0701:   Beached at Naval Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, T. H.

0834:   Retracted from beach. Underway for Pearl Harbor.

1422:   Moored starboard side to Pier K-5, U. S. Naval Supply Center.

.

October 23, 1954

1158:   Underway to Yokosuka, Japan.

.

October 27, 1954

0915:   Casualty, George, Roy R., FA. Boiler room diagnosis, possible fracture of the

            left knee. Negligence not apparent.

.

October 28, 1954

2359:   Advanced all clocks 24 hours to conform to International Date Line.

.

October 30, 1954

1441:   Fire reported in paint locker.

1448:   Fire under control.

1455:   Fire out. No damage. Caused by spontaneous combustion among paint and

            thinner and soaked rags.

.

November 1954

November 1, 1954

            Underway from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka, Japan. LST-1101, LST-1084,

            LST-1122 and LST-1090 with COMLSTDIV-32 aboard in convoy.

 

LIST OF OFFICERS FOR USS LST-1090

.

            W. W. Allen, LT. Commanding Officer

            E. T. Conners, LTJG Executive Officer

            M. B. Gantt, LTJG Operations Officer

            J. P. Neyland ENS. First Lieutenant - Gunnery Officer

            W. W. Prentice, LTJG Engineering Officer

            P. E. Clemens, ENS. Supply Officer

 

FLAG OFFICERS FOR LST DIV. 32

 

            R. D. McRae, LCDR Commodore for LSTDIV-32

            R. F. Larson, LT. Operations & Communications Officer

            M. J. Micklin, MC LT. Medical Officer

.

November 8, 1954

0856:   Moored starboard side to pier 3, Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.

.

November 9, 1954

1446:   Captain held mast and assigned punishment to Jack (n) Chambers, SA

            10 hours of extra duty.

1455:   Ensign Suh Wha Seoh, ROK Navy reported aboard for TDY.

.

November 10, 1954

1000:   LT. W. W. Allen transferred to US Naval Hospital for treatment.

1300:   Under tow as a dead tow from Berth 3 to dry dock 6, Berth 14.

.

November 11, 1954

0838:   Underway as a dead tow for pier 3, Yokosuka Naval Shipyard.

.

November 18, 1954

1559:   Underway as a dead tow to berth 2 of pier 3.

.

November 23, 1954

1000:   LT. W. W. Allen reported aboard for resumption of duty.

.

November 24, 1954

1535:   Commanding Officer held mast: Assigned punishment as follows:

            Willie R. Holt, SN Summary Court Martial.

.

November 26, 1954

1000:   Summary Court Martial met in case of W. R. Holt, SN.

1508:   The Summary Court Martial adjourned: Findings: Guilty;

            Sentence: To perform hard labor without confinement for 45 days.

.

December 1954

December 1, 1954

.

LIST OF OFFICERS

.

            W. W. Allen, LT. Commanding Officer

            E. T. Conners, LTJG Executive Officer

            M. B. Gantt, Jr. LTJG Operations Officer

            W. W. Prentice, LTJG Engineering Officer

            J. P. Neyland, ENS. First Lieutenant & Gunnery Officer

            P. E. Clemens, ENS. Supply Officer

            C. Z. Leedom, Jr. ENS. Unassigned

.

December 1, 1954 (Wednesday)

0800:   Moored port side to Berth 2, Pier 3, U. S. Naval Repair Facility, Yokosuka,

            Japan. The USS LST-1073 is moored to starboard. SOPA is

            COMSEVENTHFLT in the USS Helena, CA-75.

1028:   Underway for dry dock # 6, berth 14, Yokosuka, Japan to load cargo.

1046:   Moored in dry dock # 6, berth 14.

1115:   Commenced loading cargo.

1600:   Completed loading 40 L/T cargo.

.

December 2, 1954

1046:   Underway for Inchon, Korea independently.

.

December 7, 1954

0349:   Anchored in anchorage B-8, Inchon, Korea.

1431:   Underway to Tidal Basin, Inchon.

1542:   Moored port side to Berth # 3, Tidal Basin, Inchon, Korea.

1545:   COMLSTDIV-32 shifted his pennant to this ship.

1900:   Opened bow doors and lowered ramp. Commenced unloading cargo.

.

December 8, 1954

1338:   Completed off loading tank deck cargo.

1342:   Underway from berth # 3 to anchorage A-4 in Inchon, Harbor.

1600:   Commenced loading LVTs through bow.

1705:   Completed loading LVTs.

.

December 9, 1954

1220:   Underway from anchorage A-4 Inchon, Korea to Tokchok-To Island, Korea.

1724:   Anchored off Tokchok-To Island.

.

December 10, 1954

0811:   Commenced embarking troops.

0835:   Commenced launching LVTs.

0942:   Land the landing forces.

1009:   Secured from embarking troops.

1046:   Secured from launching LVTs.

1230:   Commenced back loading LVTs.

.

December 11, 1954

0820:   Commenced embarking troops.

0835:   Commenced launching LVTs.

0934:   Completed embarking troops.

0945:   Land the landing forces.

1492:   Commenced back loading LVTs.

1615:   Secured from back loading.

1702:   Underway from Tokchok-To to Inchon, Korea.

2153:   Anchored in anchorage A-4 in Inchon, Korea.

.

December 12, 1954:

0830:   Commenced launching LVTs.

.

December 13, 1954

0807:   Underway from Inchon, Korea for Fukuoka, Japan, LST-1101 and LST-1122

            formed column.

.

December 15, 1954

0800:   Moored starboard side to berth 4, NISHI pier, Fukuoka, Japan.

.

December 17, 1954

0755:   Mustered crew at quarters. Absentees: J. (n) Delgado, RM3 and

            D. L. Crowley, RDSN.

0915:   J. Delgado, RM3 and D. L. Crowley, RDSN returned to ship AOL since 0730.

.

December 19, 1954

0750:   Mustered crew on stations: Absentee: Edward C. Barnes, SN.

1519:   Edward C. Barnes, SN returned aboard being AOL since 0730.

.

December 21, 1954

0755:   Quarters for muster and inspection. Absentees: James E. McCosh, SA and

            G. E. Ruth, EM3.

0815:   Ens. P. E. Clemens left the ship for TDY at Sasebo, Japan on welfare and

            recreation matters.

0820:   James E. McCosh, SA returned aboard having been AOL since 0730.

1125:   G. E. Ruth, EM3 returned on board having been AOL since 0730.

.

December 22, 1954

0750:   Held quarters for muster and inspection. Absentees: D. V. Moore, SN and

            A. Nelson, SN.

0845:   A. Nelson, SN returned aboard having been AOL since 0730:

0900:   D. V. Moore, SN returned aboard having been AOL since 0730.

.

December 23, 1954

0750:   Held quarters for muster and inspection. Absentee: G. E. Roth, EM3.

0751:   G. E. Roth, EM3 returned aboard having been AOL since 0730 this date.

.

December 24, 1954

0801:   Cast off lines, underway from berth 4, Nishi Pier, Fukuoka, Japan for

            Inchon, Korea.

.

December 26. 1954

1000:   Anchored in anchorage A-6 in Inchon, Korea.

.

December 27, 1954

1445:   The Commanding Officer held mast and assigned punishments as follows:

            George E. Roth, EM3 Five days restriction.

            Theodore R. Bailey, DC3 Fourteen (14) hours extra duty.

.

December 28, 1954

0655:   Underway from Inchon to Tokchok-To, Korea.

1059:   Anchored off Tokchok-To, Korea.

.

December 29, 1954

0730:   Commenced launching LVTs.

0815:   Received Land the Landing Force. Commenced embarking troops.

0900:   Operation cancelled. Secured from launching LVTs and secured from

            embarking troops.

0949:   Received one Marine casualty by helicopter transfer.

1020:   Closed ramp and doors.

1055:   Underway from Tokchok-To, Korea to Inchon. This ship is guide ship with

            LST-1073 and LST-1122.

1501:   Anchored in anchorage B-9, Inchon. Korea.

1545:   Commenced unloading Marine personnel in MIKE boat.

1630:   Debarked all Marine personnel.

1730:   Commenced loading LVTs.

1755:   Secured loading LVTs.

.

December 30, 1954

0800:   Underway from anchorage B-9 in Inchon to anchorage A-5 in Inchon, Korea.

0832:   Anchored in anchorage A-5.

1205:   COMLANSHIPRON-3 shifted his flag from LST-1122 to LST-1090.

.

December 31, 1954.

1259:   Underway from anchorage A-5 in Inchon, Korea for Sasebo, Japan.

.

January 1955

January 1, 1955 (Saturday)

0001:   W. W. Prentice, LTJG, Duty Officer made this entry in ship’s log.

The good ship LST-1090 is underway,

from Inchon, Korea to Japan, in Sasebo Bay;

In accordance with CTF90 of 090119Z Dispatch to heed,

Steering base course 185 T&G, all ahead full, 10.4 knots is the speed.

.

COMLANSHIPRON-3 and COMLSTDIV-32

are taking the trip,

With material condition BAKER (modified)

set throughout the ship.

.

Now here to all men

Wearing the Navy Blue,

A Happy New Year is wished,

To All of You.

.

List of Officers on LST-1090

.

            W. W. Allen, LT. Commanding Officer

            E. T. Conners, LTJG Executive Officer

            M. B. Gantt, Jr., LTJG Operations Officer

            J. P. Neyland, ENS. First Lieutenant

            W. W. Prentice, LTJG Engineering Officer

            P. E. Clemens, ENS. Supply Officer

            A. W. Deweese, III, ENS. Unassigned

.

January 2, 1955

0848:   Anchored in anchorage 40 in Sasebo, Japan.

0910:   COMLANDSHIPRON-3 shifted his flag to LST-1110.

1334:   Underway from anchorage 40 Sasebo, Japan to buoys 14 (n) and 14 (s).

1407:   Moored port side to LST-1101 in nest of 4 LST’s and 1 ARL at buoys 14 (n)

            and 14 (s). Nested together is LST-1090; LST-1101; LST-1138; LST-1110

            and USS Askari, ARL-30.

1550:   COMLANDSHIPRON-3 and staff came aboard.

1600:   COMLANDSHIPRON-3 left the ship with staff.

.

January 10, 1955

0755:   Quarters for muster and inspection; Absentee: Louis N. Dunne, TN.

0930:   Ens. P. E. Clemens left the ship for TAD with Senior Flight Surgeon, Itasukia

            Air Force Base, Fukuoka, Japan.

.

January 11, 1955

0750:   Held quarters for muster and inspection; Absentee: L. (n) Dunne, TN.

2115:   Ens. P. E. Clemens returned to ship from TAD from flight physical at

            Fukuoka, Japan.

2215:   L. (n) Dunne, TN returned to ship AOL for a period of 1 day and 23 hours

            and 45 minutes.

.

January 12, 1955

1200:   While on a working party aboard the USS Whiteside, AKA-90, Wayne E.

            Fowler, QMSN received a contusion, severe of the right clavicle when a hatch

            cover dropped causing the injury; not due to own misconduct. Treatment

            administered by the Medical Officer, and then released to this ship.

            Disposition: Placed on Binnacle list.

1400:   The Captain held mast and assigned the following non-judicial punishment.

            L. (n) Dunne, Jr., TN, for AWOL 1 day and 23 hours: Restriction for 15 days.

.

January 14, 1955

0835:   Republic of Korea Ens. Chang Dai Jeong reported aboard for TAD for training.

1330:   Ens. Suh Wha Seok, ROK Navy was transferred to Fleet Activities, Sasebo Japan

            for further transfer to Korea.

.

January 16, 1955

0030:   Edward C. Barnes, SA reported aboard being absent over leave since 2300 hours

            15 January 1955. A period of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

.

January 17, 1955

1300:   COMLSTDIV-32 shifted pennant to LST-1122. Underway from buoys 14 (n) and

            14 (s) Sasebo, Japan for unassigned anchorage in Ebisu Wan, Sasebo.

.

January 18, 1955

1125:   Anchored in anchorage 36, Sasebo, Japan.

.

January 19, 1955

1652:   Underway from Sasebo to Camp McGill, Japan with LST-1073 and LST-1101.

.

January 22, 1955

1122:   Anchored in Katawa Wan, off Camp McGill, Japan.

1159:   Underway from Katawa Wan, Camp McGill, Japan.

1230:   Moored to pontoon causeway Camp McGill, Japan.

1300:   Commenced loading Marines and equipment.

1400:   Ensign Dai Chang Jeong, ROK Navy was detached and directed to report to

            USS Mispillion, AO-105 for duty and training.

1750:   Completed loading equipment.

.

January 23, 1955

0658:   Underway from Pontoon causeway to anchorage in Katawa Wan, Camp

            McGill, Japan.

0714:   Anchored.

.

January 24, 1955

0759:   Underway from Camp McGill, Japan for Yokosuka, Japan.

1117:   Moored to buoys D-1 (n) and D-1 (s) in Yokosuka Harbor, Japan.

.

January 26, 1955

0838:   Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Kaneohe, T. H. with LST-1101; LST-1073;

            and LST-1090 has the guide. COMLSTDIV-32 embarked on this vessel.

.

January 27, 1955

0530:   LST-836 joined the Task Unit.

.

February 1955

February 10, 1955

1020:   Commanding Officer held mast on Tonsillitis Jackson, TN. Charged with

            violation of Article 91. Punishment: Two weeks extra duty.

.

February 11, 1955

1359:   John A. Novitzki, EN1 fell down engine room ladder sustaining contusion on

            the back, puncture wound of the head. Not due to own misconduct.

            Prognosis: Excellent. Disposition: To Duty.

.

February 12, 1955

0758:   Beached at Kaneohe, T. H.

0806:   Commenced off loading vehicles and troops.

0958:   Completed off loading troops and vehicles.

1027:   Underway from Kaneohe Beach, T. H. to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

1645:   Moored starboard side to King 8 Berth, Naval Supply Center, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

.

February 13, 1955

1328:   Underway to shift berths from K-8 to B-7 at Pearl Harbor, T. H.

1346:   Moored starboard side to LST-1134 at berth B-7, US Naval Shipyard, Pearl

            Harbor, T. H.

.

February 14, 1955

1600:   Captain held mast and assigned the following non-judicial punishment:

            G. A. Springfield, RMSN: Two weeks extra duty for being derelict in

            performance of his duties.

.

February 18, 1955

1345:   Underway from berth #B-7 for berth K-5 Naval Supply Depot.

1401:   Moored starboard side to Berth K-5.

.

February 19, 1955

0815:   Commenced loading automobiles on tank deck as cargo.

0830:   LTJG William J. Walker reported aboard for duty with COMLSTDIV-32 Staff.

1045:   Completed loading.

.

February 22, 1955

0725:   While hoisting LCVP, the after cable on number one davit parted dropping the

            stern ten feet to cement pier. No personal injuries incurred. The following

            material damage sustained: Rudder twisted from gudgeons. Keel split 8 feet

            forward of propeller. Propeller and shaft bent and pushed through strakes.

            Starboard fuel tank punctured. Strut twisted. Frames 24 and 25 broken and 8

            strakes broken. Cause: Defective boat fall.

0845:   Commenced repairs to No. 1 davit.

1025:   Completed repairs to No. 1 davit.

1044:   Underway from berth K-5, Pearl Harbor, T. H. for Yokosuka, Japan. Steaming

            with LST-836, LST-1073, and LST-1101. COMLSTDIV-32 is embarked in

            this vessel.

.

February 26, 1955

1010:   The Commanding Officer held mast on James Elmo McCosh, SA. Offense:

            Violation of Article 92 UCMJ, insubordination to a Petty Officer. Punishment:

            To be placed in solitary confinement for three days on bread and water with a full

            ration every third day.

.

February 28, 1955

            Day Not Observed - Crossed International Date Line - (Westbound).

.

March 1955

March 1, 1955

            Underway from Pearl Harbor, T. H. to Yokosuka, Japan.

.

March 2, 1955

1005:   James Elmo McCosh, SA was released from solitary confinement, having

            completed the period of 3 days solitary confinement and was returned to duty.

.

March 5, 1955

1912:   Fire reported in the galley.

1915:   Galley fire extinguished. Cause of fire: Grease container spilled over the galley

            range. No damage.

.

March 6, 1955

2203:   Cracks reported in main deck due to heavy seas. Damages: Frame 24 port side;

            18 inch crack athwartships. Frame 25 port side; 8 inch crack athwartships.

.

March 12, 1955

0411:   Anchored in unassigned quarantine anchorage in Yokosuka Harbor.

0900:   Underway from quarantine anchorage Tokoyo Bay to drydock No. 5, U. S.

            Naval Repair facilities, Yokosuka, Japan.

0943:   Moored starboard side to dry dock No. 5.

1310:   LTJG Leslie H. Pihlblad left the ship for TAD with Commanding General First

            Marine Division.

.

March 13, 1955

1445:   Commenced unloading 38 privately owned automobiles from the tank deck.

1900:   Completed unloading automobiles.

.

March 15, 1955

1528:   Underway to shift to inner berth dry dock # 5.

1616:   Moored to starboard side to inner berth of dry dock # 5.

.

March 17, 1955

1308:   Cast off lines and commenced shifting berths in dry dock # 5 as a dead tow.

1337:   Moored port side to dry dock # 5.

.

March 19, 1955

1708:   Ensign Alvah Watson DeWeese, III reported aboard ship for duty.

.

March 23, 1955

0952:   Underway from dry dock # 5 Yokosuka, Japan for Inchon, Korea with

            LST-836, LST-1101, LST-1073 and LST-1122.

.

March 27, 1955

2032:   Anchored in berth B-3, Inchon, Jorea.

.

March 28, 1955

0754:   Underway to enter tidal basin.

0903:   Beached in tidal basin, Inchon, Korea.

1230:   Commenced loading Marine vehicles and aircraft.

1330:   Completed loading vehicles and aircraft. Embarked 3 officers and 87 enlisted

            men of USMC for transportation.

1707:   Underway from tidal basin, Inchon, Korea for anchorage B-3.

1811:   Anchored in anchorage B-3 Inchon, Korea.

            March 29, 1955

1915:   Underway from Inchon, Korea to San Diego, California with LST-836, LST-1101,

            LST-1073 and LST-1122.

.

April 1955

April 1, 1955 (Friday)

            Underway from Inchon, Korea to San Diego, California. COMLSTDIV-32

            in this ship.

.

List Of Officers on LST-1090

            W. W. Allen, LT. Commanding Officer

            E. T. Conners, LTJG Executive Officer

            M. B. Gantt, LTJG Operations Officer

            J. P. Neyland, LTJG First Lieutenant

            W. W. Prentice, LTJG Engineering Officer

            P. E. Clemens, ENS. Supply Officer

            A. W. DeWeese, III ENS. Asst. Engineer Officer

            W. G. Hentz, LTJG Unassigned

.

April 21, 1955

0001:   Traveling with LST-1122 in tow due to disabled port engine in the LST-1122.

            LST-1122 is 150 yards astern of the LST-1090. LST-836, LST-840, LST-1073,

            LST-1084 and LST-1101 in circular formation approximately 26 miles ahead of

            LST-1122 and LST-1090.

0008:   LST-836, LST-840, LST-1073, LST-1084 and LST-1101 were detached to

            proceed to San Diego, California with Commanding Officer of LST-836

            assuming OTC.

1255:   LST-1122 in tow with 790 feet of stern anchor wire connected to 45 fathoms

            of bow anchor chain of LST-1122. Traveling at 10.8 knots, LST-1122 is

            making 290 rpm on starboard engine.

.

April 25, 1955

1215:   Commenced maneuvering entering San Diego Harbor.

1223:   Disengaged tow line to LST-1122.

1332:   Moored starboard side to LST-836 at pier J., U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego.

1427:   LTJG William G. Hentz reported aboard for duty from the USS Pickaway,

            APA-222.

.

April 26, 1955

1300:   LT. W. W. Allen was sworn in as a Lieutenant Commander, USN (for

            temporary service.)

1821:   Completed unloading all cargo.

.

April 27, 1955

0752:   Underway for buoys 55 - 56 San Diego Harbor.

0903:   Moored in San Diego Bay, California at Buoy 55 and 56.

.

April 28, 1955

0750:   Mustered crew at quarters: Absentee: Pete F. Couch, SN.

0800:   LCDR Millard L. Fisk reported aboard as relief for COMLSTDIV-32

            embarked in this vessel.

1115:   Captain held mast and assigned punishment as follows:

            John T. Then, YN3: To be reduced in rate to YNSN held in abeyance for

            period of eight (8) months.

.

April 29, 1955

0800:   Quarters for muster and inspection. Absentee: Pete F. Couch, SN.

0950:   LTJG Leslie H. Pihlblad was detached from COMLSTDIV-32 staff with

            orders to report to nearest appropriate activity for temporary duty in

            connection with separation processing.

1854:   Pete F. Couch, SN returned on board having been absent without authority

            since 0800 28 April 1955 and was restricted to the limits of the ship by order

            of the Commanding Officer.

.

End