This ship’s log and excerpts were furnished by Eldon (Al) Irby and condensed by 

Bill Hagwood for use on the LST 1090.org web site.

The ship’s deck log addition begins on September 1, 1955 and runs to March 31, 1956.

The log is missing from April 1, 1956 until July 31, 1956. 

Then there is an entry for Wednesday August 1, 1956.

SHIP’S LOG EXCERPTS

U. S. S. LST 1090

1954, 1955, 1956


Deployments

1954

Oct | Nov | Dec

1955

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | July | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

1956

Jan | Feb | Mar | May | June | Aug

Ships Log

1955

Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

1956

Jan | Feb | Mar | Aug


DEPLOYMENTS

October 1954

11 October 1954     Underway San Diego to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

21 October 1954     Entered Pearl Harbor, Berth K-5 Naval Supply Depot

23 October 1954     Underway For Yokosuka, Japan

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November 1954

08 November 1954     Entered Yokosuka, Japan

18 November 1954     Wayland Irby Reported Aboard

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December 1954

02 December 1954     Underway For Incheon, Korea

05 December 1954     Entered Combat Zone As Defined In ALNAV 150-50

07 December 1954     Anchored In Incheon Harbor - Then Into Inner Harbor

09 December 1954     Underway For Tokchok-To Island Korea

09 December 1954     Anchored Tokchok-To Island Korea

11 December 1954     Underway From Tokchok-To Island For Incheon, Korea

11 December 1954     Anchored In Incheon, Korea

13 December 1954     Underway From Incheon, Korea For Fukuoka, Japan

15 December 1954     Entered Fukuoka, Japan

24 December 1954     Underway From Fukuoka, Japan For Incheon, Korea

26 December 1954     Anchored In Incheon, Korea

28 December 1954     Underway From Incheon, Korea To Tokchok-To, Korea

28 December 1954     Anchored Off Takchok-To, Korea

29 December 1954     Underway From Takchok-To, Korea To Incheon, Korea

29 December 1954     Anchored In Incheon, Korea

31 December 1954     Underway From Incheon, Korea For Sasebo, Japan

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January 1955

01 January 1955     Entered Sasebo, Japan

19 January 1955     Underway From Sasebo, Japan For Camp McGill, Japan

22 January 1955     Anchored Off Camp McGill, Japan. Married To Causeway

24 January 1955     Underway For Yokosuka, Japan

24 January 1955     Entered Yokosuka, Japan

26 January 1955     Underway For Kaneohe, Hawaii with LST’s 836, 1073 & 1101

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February 1955

12 February 1955     Beached At Kaneohe, T. H. Offloaded Vehicles And Troops

12 February 1955     Underway For Pearl Harbor Berth K-8 Naval Supply Center

22 February 1955     Underway From Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka, Japan12 March 1955 Entered Yokosuka, Japan

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March 1955

23 March 1955     Underway From Yokosuka, Japan To Incheon, Korea

27 March 1955     Anchored Incheon, Korea

28 March 1955     Entered Inner Harbor. Loaded Marine Vehicles & Aircraft Embarked 3 Officers & 87 Enlisted Marines.

                              Left Inner Harbor To Anchorage B-3 Incheon, Korea

29 March 1955     Underway from Incheon, Korea To San Diego, Ca. Via Great Circle Route 

                              With LST’s 836, 1101,1073, 1122, 1090 joined by LST’s 840 & 1084

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April 1955

16 April 1955     Commenced Towing LST 1122. She Lost Port Engine

21 April 1955     Detached LST’s 836, 840, 1073, 1084, & 110l to proceed to San Diego Independently With 836 In OTC

25 April 1955     Disengaged LST 1122. Entered San Diego NAS North Island

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May 1955

16 May 1955     Eldon Irby Made GM3

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July 1955

10 July 1955     Eldon Irby, James Calvert And D. V. Moore Re-Enlisted For Four More Years. 

                          Eldon and D. V. Went To Statesville, N. C. On Leave.

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September 1955

1 September 1955       Underway For Pearl Harbor, T. H. With LST’s 1090, 1073, 1084, ARL 30, & 1126

11 September 1955     1430 - 1615: Held Swim Call. LST’s 1138, 836, 1122 & 1101 Joined Task Unit 53.1.2

12 September 1955     Entered Pearl Harbor Berth K-10

14 September 1955     Underway For Yokosuka, Japan With LST’s 1138, 1101, 1090, 1073, 1084, 1126, 836 & 1122.

30 September 1955     Entered Yokosuka, Japan Berth 2 Naval Shipyard

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October 1955

19 October 1955     Underway For Kobe, Japan With LST 1122. Typhoon Opal

21 October 1955     Entered Kobe, Japan Berth “T” Pier 5

26 October 1955     Underway For Naha, Okinawa, Japan

29 October 1955     Entered Naha, Okinawa Berth 3

31 October 1955     Underway To Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Anchored White Beach

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November 1955

01 November 1955     Underway From Buckner Bay To Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa with LST’s 1101 & 1122

02 November 1955     Offloaded 10 DUKW’s To Land The Landing Force

02 November 1955     Backloaded DUKW’s. Secured Bow Doors. Underway From Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa

03 November 1955     Underway From Kimmu-Wan To Naha, Okinawa. Anchored Off Naha.

04 November 1955     Underway For LST Ramp At Naha. Beached At LST Ramp.

                                     Test Loading U. S. Army Ordnance And Associated Equipment. 

                                     3 Army 280 MM Atomic Cannons Filled The Tank Deck

05 November 1955     Underway From Naha, Okinawa For Beppu, Japan

08 November 1955     Anchored Beppu, Japan

11 November 1955     Underway From Beppu, Japan For Yokosuka, Japan

13 November 1955     Entered Yokosuka, Japan Berth 8 Fleet Activities, Yokosuka

25 November 1955     Underway For Camp McGill, Japan. Anchored Camp McGill

26 November 1955     Undereway For Pontoon Causeway At Camp McGill. Married To Causeway. 

                                     Loaded 120 Marines 13 Navy * 12 Marine Officers. Loaded 8 DUKW’s

28 November 1955     Underway For Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa, Japan. LST’s 1090, 1101, 1122, 1073, 1084 & 1157.

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December 1955

03 December 1955     Anchored Blue Beach 2 Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa. Offloaded DUKW’s. 

                                    Back Loaded DUKW’s. Underway For Sea Echelon Area.

04 December 1955     Underway From Sea Echelon Area For Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa Married To Causeway 

                                     Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa. Offloaded Vehicles. Underway From Pontoon Causeway 

                                     for Sea Echelon Area.

05 December 1955     Underway For Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa. Held Drills. Anchored Kinmu-Wan.

07 December 1955     Loaded DUKW’s. Loaded Pontoon Causeways Port & Stbd. Sides.

                                    Underway From Kinmu-Wan, Okinawa For Camp McGill, Japan

11 December 1955     Anchored At Camp McGill, Japan. Launched DUKW’s. Launched Causeways.

                                    Married To Causeway, Offloaded Vehicles. Underway For Anchorage.

12 December 1955     Underway From Cap McGill To Yokosuka, Japan. Entered Yokosuka, Japan Buoy D-7 And D-8.

15 December 1955     Underway For Hong Kong, China.

23 December 1955     Entered Hong Kong Harbor Buoy #6.

29 December 1955     Underway From Hong Kong, China For Sasebo, Japan

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January 1956

04 January 1956     Entered Sasebo, Japan. Anchored Quarantine Area Then To Buoy.

20 January 1956     Underway From Sasebo, Japan To Chinhae, Korea

22 January 1956     Anchored At Chinhae, Korea (ROK Navy Academy)

23 January 1956     Received 7 Officers and 79 Enlisted ROK Navy For Instruction

24 January 1956     Underway For Tae Kum Ri Beach For Beaching Exercise.

                                 Beached. Retracted, Returned To Chinhae, Korea.

26 January 1956     Underway From Chinhae, Korea To Sasebo, Japan

27 January 1956     Entered Sasebo, Japan, Buoy #2.

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February 1956

04 February 1956     Underway From Sasebo, Japan To Buckner Bay, Okinawa

08 February 1956     Anchored Buckner Bay, Okinawa B-211

09 February 1956     Loaded Marines, vehicles, DUKW’s. Held Visit & Search Drill

10 February 1956     Underway From Buckner Bay To Nakoda Jima With LST’s

                                  1090, 1101, 836, 1126, 1138, 1157, 1084, 1122, & ARS 39.

16 February 1956     Underway From Nakoda Jima To Iwo Jima, Japan. Arrived In Sea Echelon Area-

                                  Then Yellow Beach Launched 9 DUKW’s. Departed Sea Echelon Area.

18 February 1956     In NAVMARLEX 1-56 Off Iwo Jima Part Of TE 90.1.2.1

21 February 1956     Underway From Iwo Jima, Japan To Yokosuka, Japan

24 February 1956     Entered Yokosuka, Japan Berth 12 NRF

27 February 1956     Entered Dry Dock #1. Resting On Keel Blocks.

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March 1956

02 March 1956     Flooded Dry Dock #1. Left Dry Dock To Berth 14. Fueled.

03 March 1956     Loaded 12 LVT(A)s. Underway From Yokosuka, To Pearl Harbor.

18 March 1956     Entered Pearl Harbor, T. H. Berth M-2.

20 March 1956     Underway From Pearl Harbor to San Diego, Ca.

31 March 1956     Entered San Diego, Ca. U. S. Naval Station Pier 1 Berth 14

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May 1956

May 1956             Wayland Irby Left Ship For Corpman School At Balboa Hospital

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June 1956

June 1956             To San Francisco. Offloaded Ammo. Then To Tongue Point, Oregon For Overhaul.

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August 1956

01 August 1956     Eldon Irby Transferred To Lake Mead Base, Las Vegas, NV.


SHIP'S LOG

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September 1955

List Of Officers on USS Russell County, LST 1090

 

W. W. Allen, LCDR USN Commanding Officer

E. T. Connors, LTJG USN Executive Officer

W. G. Hentz, LTJG USNR Operations Officer

J. P. Neyland, LTJG USNR First Lieutenant-Gunnery Officer

A. W. DeWeese, ENS. USNR Engineering Officer

A. L. McNeill, ENS. USNR Supply Officer

W. J. Walker, ENS. USNR Unassigned

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September 1, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored starboard side to Pier #4 berth 41, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego,

          California. COMLSTDIV 32 is embarked in this vessel. SOPA is COMAIRPAC at

          The U. S. Naval Air Station, San Diego, California. Ships present include various

          Units of the U. S. Pacific Fleet, harbor and district craft.

0800: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees: Medlock, James F., FN, USN; Grant,

          Talmadge (n), FN, USN-U1; Philibeck, Alton J., EN3, USN-U1; Shortt, Edmond F.,

          FP3, USN-U1.

0910: Philbeck, Alton J. , EN3, USN-U1 returned having been AWOL since 0745, 1 Sept. 1955.

1030: Medlock, James F., FN, USN, and Shortt, Edmond F., FP3, USN-U1 returned having been 

          AWOL since 0745, 1 Sept. 1955.

1335: Set Special Sea detail.

1402: Underway for Pearl Harbor, T. H. as a unit of Task Unit 53.1.2. Guide is USS Askari, ARL 30.

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September 2, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor, T. H. with the following

          ships: USS Russell County, LST 1090; USS Outagamie County, LST 1073; USS

          Polk County, LST 1084; USS Askari, ARL 30; USS Snohomish County, LST 1126;

          USS Stueben County, LST 1138; USS Holmes County, LST 836; USS San Joaquin

          County, LST 1122. Formation guide and OTC is COMLANDSHIPRON 3 in USS

          Askari, ARL 30; COMLSTDIV 32 is embarked in the USS Russell County, LST 1090.

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September 3, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway as a unit of TU 53.1.2 enroute from San Diego, California to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0800: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

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September 4, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

 

September 5, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

 

September 6, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

 

September 7, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

 

September 8, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

 

September 9, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

 

September 10, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

 

September 11, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

 

September 12, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0610: Detached to proceed independently to assigned berth K-10, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

          Moored starboard side to LST 1122. 

          Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

 

September 13, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored starboard side to LST 1122. SOPA is CINCPACFLT

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

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September 14, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

0825: Commenced making preparations for getting underway from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka, Japan

0949: Departed Pearl Harbor

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September 15, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway from Pearl Harbor to Yokosuka, Japan

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

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September 16 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

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September 17, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

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September 18, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

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September 19, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

1101: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following non-judicial

          Punishment: Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN, Offense: Violation of Article 134 UCMJ,

          Unauthorized possession of (7) seven I. D. Cards Form DD2N, U. S. Navy (Active)

          Awarded: Summary Court Martial.

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September 20, 1955 (Tuesday)

Crossed the International Date Line Westbound.

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September 21, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

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September 22, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

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September 23, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

0905: The Summary Court Martial, LTJG J. P. Neyland, USNR opened in the case of Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN.

1130: Summary Court Martial in the case of Peede, Leonard E., SN, USN adjourned.

          Convicted Article 134 UCMJ, unlawful possession of Armed Forces Identification

          Card. Sentence: 30 days confinement.

1435: Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN was placed in confinement for 30 days by order of the

          Commanding Officer in execution of punishment assigned him by a Summary Court-Martial.

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September 24, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0845: Held quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none

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September 25, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

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September 26, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none.

1107: Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment on Huffman,

          R. D. SN, USN, of violation of Article 92, UCMJ, direct disobedience to an order on

          25 September 1955. Punishment: Extra duties of 2 hours a day for 14 days commencing this date.

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September 27, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

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September 28, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

1515: LCDR King received by high line transfer from USS Outagami County aboard this

          ship to conduct and observe engineering drills.

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September 29, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster, absentees, none

1437: Commenced Engineering casualty drills.

1525: Secured from all drills.

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September 30, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

1047: All ships detached to proceed independently to enter port.

1145: Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to enter Yokosuka Harbor.

1243: Commenced approach on berth 2 at Naval Ship Yard, Yokosuka, Japan.

1302: Secured Special Sea Detail. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 In USS Hornet, CVA-12.

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October 1, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored port side to Pier 3, Berth 2, U. S. Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

0905: Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN transferred to U. S. Naval Fleet Activities, Yokosuka,

          Japan for TAD to serve remainder of Summary Court-Martial sentence.

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October 2, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMDESFLOTWESTPAC in USS Frontier, AD-25.

1000: Mustered crew on stations; no absentees.

2000: SOPA set condition three typhoon warning.

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October 3, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees, none.

1000: Secured ship for heavy weather.

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October 4, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection: Absentee, Barnes, Edward C. SN, USN-U1.

1006: Secured from all heavy weather conditions.

2200: Barnes, Edward C. SN, USN-U1 returned aboard having been AWOL since 0700 This date.

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October 5, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0755: Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees, none

1410: The Captain held mast and imposed the following non-judicial punishment: Barnes, Edward G. SN, USN-U1.

          Violation: Article 86 UCMJ - AWOL 0700, 4 October 1955 to 2200 4 October 1955. A period of 15 hours. 

          Punishment: Summary Court Martial. Killman, Hosea H. SA, USN-U1. Violation: Article 92

          UCMJ, Dereliction in performance of duties. Punishment: Warning.

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October 6, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMCRUDIV 1 in the USS St. Paul, CA 73.

0755: Held quarters for muster, absentees, none.

1410: Ship Repair Facilities Mobile Crane (C-3_ dropped ship’s fork lift on port side of

          Ship near frame 28 while unloading it from Tank Deck. Damage to fire main riser,

          Ballast and fuel tank, Air Vents, Stanchion and life lines. Fork lift had hole opened

          In crank case and block. No personnel casualties.

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October 7, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1305: The Summary Court-Martial, LTJG E. T. Connors, USN, opened in the case of Barnes, Edward C. SN, USN. 

          Charge: Violation of UCMJ Article 86. Absent without authority was convicted. 

          Sentence: Fifty Five (55) days restriction to the limits of the ship.

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October 8, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before.

0930: Commenced Captain’s personnel inspection.

0945: Secured from Captain’s personnel inspection.

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October 9, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before

1000: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 10, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

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October 11, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none.

0825: Set Typhoon Condition One in accordance with SOPA Yokosuka message

1715: Secured from Typhoon Condition One.

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October 12, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

1000: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 13, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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October 14, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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October 15, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMFORMPATPAC in USS Kenneth Whiting, AV 14

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none.

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October 16, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before

1015: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

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October 17, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Hancock, CVA 19.

0700: Miller, P. G. GM3, USN, returned having been AWOL since 2400, 16 October 1955.

1245: Set Special Sea Detail

1259: Underway as a dead tow from pier 3, Berth 3 to Berth 11 assisted by U. S. Navy Tug

          No. 518 alongside port quarter, LHM 9 Alongside port beam and LHM along side port bow.

1319: Moored starboard side to Berth 11.

1445: USS Saline County, LST 1101 moored to port side.

1930: Peede, L. E. SN, USN was released from confinement and restored to duty, following completion 

          of the period of confinement adjudged by sentence of Summary Court-Martial.

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October 18, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Frontier, AD 25.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 19, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMPHIBGRUWESTPAC on USS George Clymer, APA 27.

0655: Pinkham, R. (N) SN, USN0U1 returned aboard having been AWOL since 2400, 18

0800: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

1245: Set Special Sea Detail. Underway from Berth 11, Naval Repair Facility, Yokosuka,

          Japan for Kobe, Japan. Proceeding in company with USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122.

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October 20, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway in company of USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Kobe, Japan.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

1000: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: Miller, Pascual G. 

          GM3, USN, Violation Article 86. Awarded: 2 weeks restriction. Pinkham, Robert (n), SN, USN-U1 

          Violation Article 86, awarded: 2 weeks extra duty.

1300: Manuevering on various courses and speeds to avoid damage during the passage of Typhoon Opal.

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October 21, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

1803: Set the Special Sea Detail.

2020: Moored starboard side to pier 5, Berth “T”, Kobe, Japan. SOPA is CTG 73.7 embarked in USS Ajax, AR 6.

2100: USS San Joaquin County moored alongside to port.

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October 22, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored Starboard side to Pier 5, Berth “T”, Kobe, Japan.

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1300: Commenced limited general visiting while participating in the Kobe Port Festival.

1600: Secured general visiting.

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October 23, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is CTG 73.7 in the USS Ajax, AR6

1010: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 24, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1036: USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 got underway from alongside this vessel and moored port side to Pier 6.

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October 25, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0640: Set the Special Sea Detail

0712: Underway from pier 5 to pier 6, Kobe, Japan

0812: Secured Special Sea Detail

0850: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 26, 1955 ( Wednesday)

0001: Moored port side to USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 at Pier 6, Kobe, Japan.

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

0945: Set the Special Sea Detail

1001: Underway from Kobe, Japan for Naha, Okinawa. Proceeding in company with San Joaquin County, LST 1122.

1026: Secured Special Sea Detail.

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October 27, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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October 28, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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October 29, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

1401: Stationed the Special Sea Detail

1448: Moored port side to Berth 3, Naha, Okinawa

1458: Secured Special Sea Detail

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October 30, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored port side to Berth 3, Naha, Okinawa. SOPA is Commanding Officer of USS Montrose, APA 212.

1100: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1430: Set Special Sea Detail

1506: Underway from Berth 3, Naha, Okinawa to Buckner Bay. In company with LST 1101 and LST 1122.

2012: Set the Special Sea Detail

2111: Anchored in assigned anchorage B159 in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in USS Hornet.

2114: Secured Special Sea Detail.

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October 31, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Anchored at B159 in Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

0655: Set The Special Sea Detail

0732: Underway to White Beach

0803: Anchored off White Beach

0806: Opened bow doors and lowered ramp to receive DUKW’s.

1006: Commenced receiving troops from DUKW’s on port and starboard nets.

1049: Completed transferring troops from DUKW’s. Received ten DUKW’s, four Marine Officers, 

          77 Marine personnel and one Navy Corpsman.

1401: Set Special Sea Detail

1414: Underway to shift anchorages from White Beach, Buckner Bay, Okinawa.

1434: Secured from Special Sea Detail.

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November 1, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Anchored at B 159 Buckner Bay, Okinawa. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in the USS Hornet.

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1440: Set Special Sea Detail.

1500: Underway from Buckner /Bay, Okinawa with LST 1101 and LST 1122.

1603: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

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November 2, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa

0714: Proceeding independently to assigned anchorage

0734: Anchored in assigned area in Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa.

0748: Land the Landing Force

0750: Secured the Special Sea Detail

1040: Commenced off-loading DUKW’s

1048: Completed off loading 10 DUKW’s.

1205: Commenced back loading DUKW’s.

1245: Completed back loading DUKW’s and personnel.

1250: Secured Bow Ramps

1315: Secured Bow Doors

1445: Held Quarters for muster; absentees, none.

1600: Transferred Baldwin, D. E. PFC US Marine Corps to USS Montrose, APA 212 for

          medical treatment.

1740: Set The Special Sea Detail

1755: Underway from Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa

1811: Secured the Special Sea Detail

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November 3, 1955 (Thursday)

0400: Underway As Before in vicinity of Buckner Bay

0703: Proceeding independently to assigned anchorages

0715: Anchored in assigned anchorage at Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa

0720: Secured the Special Sea Detail and main engines.

0805: Opened Bow Doors and lowered the Bow Ramp

1001: Off loaded 1 DUKW

1012: Off loaded 1 DUKW

1030 Ship went to general quarters set condition 1A

1044: Commenced off loading DUKW’s

1052: Completed off loading 8 DUKW’s

1105: Secured from condition 1A and set regular port watch

1125: Raised the Bow Ramp, secured the Bow Doors

1254: Set the Special Sea Detail. Made preparations for getting underway

1308: Anchors Aweigh. Underway from Kimmu-Wan, Okinawa for Naha, Okinawa.

1800: Set the Special Sea Detail

1823: Anchored off Naha, Okinawa

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November 4, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Anchored off Naha, Okinawa. SOPA is COMLSTDIV32 embarked this ship

0625: Lit off main engines

0650: Set the Special Sea Detail

0757: Beached on LST ramp at Naha, Okinawa. SOPA is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship

0759: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

0900: Beached as before. USS General J. C. Breckinridge, TAP 176 stood in and assumed SOPA.

0950: Commenced test loading U. S. Army Ordinance and associated equipment. 3 Army 280 MM Atomic Cannons.

1540: Completed loading US Army ordinance equipment and commenced off loading equipment and ordinance.

1645: Completed off loading ordinance and equipment.

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November 5, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Beached on LST Ramp at Naha, Okinawa. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS General J. C. Breckinridge, TAP 176.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

0930: Set Special Sea Detail

1117: Anchors Aweigh. Underway from Naha, Okinawa for Beppu, Japan

2115: Made rendezvous with LST 1101 , and LST 1122.

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November 6, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway from Naha, Okinawa to Beppu, Japan

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

 

November 7, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1005: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: 

          Crouch, J. A., SN, USN. Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 92.

          Punishment: Extra duties of two (2) hours a day for 14 days commencing 7 November 1955. 

          Huffman, R. D. SN, USN-U1. Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 121. Punishment: Awarded Summary 

          Court-Martial.   Moore, D. V. SN, USN. Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 134, Punishment: Extra duties 

          of two (2) hours a day for five (5) days commencing 7 November 1955. 

          Springfield, G. A. RMSN, USN-U1. Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 134. 

          Punishment: Extra duties of Two (2) hours a day for five (5) days commencing 7 November 1955.

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November 8, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0007: Set Bow Anchor detail.

0031: Anchored off Beppu, Japan

0035: Secured anchor detail and main engines. SOPA is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked in this ship.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none.

0930: USS George Clymer, APA 27 stood in and anchored.

1000: COMPHIBGRUWESTPACT in USS George Clymer assumed SOPA, Beppu, Japan.

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November 9, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Anchored off Beppu, Japan.

0810: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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November 10, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Anchored As Before

0800: Held quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none.

0845: LCDR Millard L. Fisk, COMLSTDIV 32 left the ship for temporary additional duty

          with the Third Marine Battalion at Middle Camp Fuji.

1038: The Summary Court Martial, LTJG E. T. Connors, USN, met in the case of Huffman, R,. D,. SN, USN. 

          Charged with violation of UCMJ Article 121.

1055: The Summary Court-Martial which met in the case of Huffman, R. D. SN, USN adjourned, finding guilty. 

          Punishment, 30 days hard labor without confinement.

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November 11, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Anchored As Before

0730: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

0802: Underway from Beppu, Japan to Yokosuka, Japan with LST 1122 and LST 1101.

          OTC is Commanding Officer USS Russell County

0833: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

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November 12, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway from Beppu, Japan to Yokosuka, Japan

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1120: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed the following non-judicial punishment: 

          Holt, W. R. SN, USN-U1, Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 134 and 108 on 10 November 1955. 

          Punishment: Extra duties of two (2) hours a day for fourteen (14) days commencing 12 November 1955. 

          Guerra, Feliz (n), SA, USN-U1, Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 134 on 10 November 1955. 

          Punishment: Warning.

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November 13, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

1147: Set Special Sea Detail

1227: Moored starboard side to USS Tortuga, LSD 26 at berth 8, Fleet Activities, Yokos Yokosuka, Japan. 

          SOPA is COMDESFLOT 1 in USS Frontier, AD 26.

1235: USS Saline County, LST 1101 moored to port side.

1240: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

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November 14, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1000: LCDR M. L. Fisk, USNR returned aboard, temporary additional duty at Camp Fuji having been completed.

.

November 15, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0900: Mustered crew at quarter, absentees, none.

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November 16, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0755: Held quarters for muster, absentees, Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN-U1. AWOL since 0700 this date.

0820: LTJG James P. Neyland left on temporary additional duty orders for Camp Fuji.

1515:Set the Special Sea Detail.

1532: Underway as a dead tow from Berth 8 for dry dock 4, Yokosuka, Japan

1620: Moored starboard side to dry dock # 4 Yokosuka, Japan.

.

November 17, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in USS Hornet, CVA 12

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection: 

          Absentees: Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN- U1, AWOL since 0700, 16 November 1955.

1940: LTJG J. P. Neyland, USNR, having completed temporary additional duty with the

          Third Marine Battalion at Middle Camp Fuji, returned on board and resumed his regular duties.

.

November 18, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMCARDIV 5 in USS Bennington, CVA 20.

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection.

          Absentees, Peede, Leonard E. SN, USN- U1, AWOL since 0700, 16 November 1955.

0900: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: Pitt, W, M. RMSN, USN, 

          Offense: Violation of Article 92, UCMJ. Punishment: Warning. Odom, A. E. SN, USN-U1, 

          Offense: Violation of Article 86 UCMJ. Punishment: Four days restriction. 

          Holt, W. R. SN, USN-U1, Offence: Violation of Article 86 UCMJ. Punishment: Four days restriction.

.

November 19, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before.

0830: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, Peede, Leonard E. USN-U1, AWOL since

          0700, 16 November 1955.

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November 20, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in USS Hancock, CVA 19.

0105: Pursuant to BUPERS letter B112-mam-1 of 13 September 1955, LTJG Donald A. Struyk, USNR, 

          reported on board for duty as LSTDIV 32 Operations Officer.

1100: Mustered crew on stations, absentee, none

.

November 21, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before.

0800: Held quarters for muster, absentees, none.

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November 22, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Held quarters for muster, absentees, none

1055: Set the Special Sea Detail

1119: Cast off all lines, underway from dry-dock 4 as a dead tow to enable USS Cocpa, ATF 101 to clear dry dock.

1230: Commenced return to dry dock

1303: Secured Special Sea Detail

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November 23, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

0810: Set the Special Sea Detail.

0843: Underway from dry dock 4 to buoy five (5) Yokosuka, Japan

0911: Moored to buoy five (5) Yokosuka, Japan.

0920: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

.

November 24, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored to buoy five (5) Yokosuka, Japan

1000: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

November 15, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before

0515: Mustered the crew on stations; absentee, none.

0530: Set The Special Sea Detail

0602 Underway from Buoy 5 Yokosuka, Japan to Camp McGill, Japan

0617: Secured Special Sea Detail, Set regular underway watch

0915: Anchored at Camp McGill, Japan

0923: Secured Special Sea Detail

0955: Commenced side loading pontoon causeways

1245: Side loaded pontoon causeways on starboard side.

1500: Loaded pontoon causeway on port side.

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November 26, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Anchored at Camp McGill, Japan. SOPA is COMLANSHIPRON 3 in USS Terrell County, LST 1157.

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

0942: Set the Special Sea Detail

1027: Underway to marry to pontoon causeway at Camp McGill, Japan

1052: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Lowered bow ramp to causeway

1100: Commenced loading vehicles topside.

1150: Raised truck ramp. Commenced loading tank deck.

1218: Set the Special Sea Detail

1227: Completed loading 46 vehicles, 120 Marine enlisted men, 13 Navy enlisted men, 12

          Marine officers and 1 Naval officer.

1233: Underway for unassigned anchorage, Camp McGill, Japan

1307: Let go stern anchor

1310: Let go bow anchor

1313: Secured the Special Sea Detail, set the regular in port watch

1330: Commenced loading DUWK’s

1440: Completed loading 8 DUWK’s.

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November 27, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Anchored at Camp McGill, Japan. SOPA is COMLANSHIPRON 3 in USS Terrell

          County, LST 1157.

0815: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

.

November 28, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Anchored As Before

0620: Made preparation for getting underway. Set Special Sea Detail

0648: Underway from Camp McGill, Japan for Kinmu Wan, Okinawa. Ships in company include LST 1157, LST 1073. LST 1084, LST 1101, LST 1122, and LST 1090.

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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November 29, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1500: Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: Aiken, M. H. SN, USN-U1. 

          Offense: Violation of Article 91, UCMJ. Punishment: Warning.

.

November 30, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on station; absentees, none.

.

December 1, 1955 (Thursday

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

.

December 2, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 3, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0620: Anchored at Blue Beach 2 in Kinmu Wan, Okinawa

0635: Commenced off loading DUKW’s

0653: Completed off loading 7 DUKW’s

0645: Underway for causeway launching area

0655: Bow Ramp reported inoperative due to broken hoist shaft. Hoisting by emergency rig.

0700: Simulated launching causeway

0704: Let go stern anchor to back load DUKW’s

0808: Underway for administrative anchorage.

0824: Anchored in administrative anchorage, Kinmu Wan, Okinawa to backload DUKW’s

0840: Commenced back loading DUKW’s

0915: Completed back loading DUKW’s

1635: Set the Special Sea Detail

1700: Underway from Kinmu Wan, Okinawa to the Sea Echelon Area

1727: Secure the Special Sea Detail. Set the regular underway watch.

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December 4, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway as a unit of TU 90.72 in the Sea Echelon Area in the vicinity of Kinmu Wan, Okinawa.

0610: Opened Bow Door and lowered ramp.

0620: Anchored in unassigned anchorage at Blue Beach Two, Kinmu Wan, Okinawa

0635: Commenced launching DUKW’s

0646: Completed launching DUKW’s

0653: Underway from anchorage to causeway launching area

0706: Launched pontoon causeways

0727: Proceeding from causeway launching area to Sea Echelon Area

0730: Secured condition one able. Set the regular underway watch

0755: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

1200: Perwuant to the Reserve Officer Personnel Act of 1954 and by authority of 

          SECNAV lrt. Serial Pers-B821/bab of 8     November 1955, ENS Artemus L. McNeill, 

          USNR, accepted the appointment as temporary Lieutenant Junior Grade 

          in the United States Naval Reserve to rank from this date.

1321: Departed Sea Echelon Area for causeway

1352: Set Special Sea Detail. Made preparations to marry to causeway.

1420: Anchored in Kinmu Wan, Okinawa

1511: Underway for causeway

1557: Married to causeway, Kinmu Wan, Okinawa

1555: Secured Special Sea Detail. Set regular in port watch

1601: Commenced off loading vehicles

1617: Completed off loading vehicles.

1624: Retracted from causeway at Blue Beach Two

1638: Underway from Pontoon causeway for Sea Echelon Area

1053: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set the regular underway watch

.

December 5, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

1245: Set the Special Sea Detail. Proceeding to assigned anchorage, Kinmu Wan, Okinawa.

1301: Anchored in assigned anchorage. SOPA is CTG 90.7 COMPHIBRON 3 

          embarked in USS George Clymer, APA 27.

1306: Secured the Special Sea Detail.

.

December 6, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Anchored in Kinmu Wan,Okinawa

0755: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

.

December 7, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Anchored As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

1920: Commenced heaving in bow anchor.

1922: Underway from Kinmu Wan, Okinawa for Camp McGill, Japan

.

December 8, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway from Kinmu Wan, Okinawa to Camp McGill, Japan

0155: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees; none

.

December 9, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 10, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

.

December 11, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

1024: Set the Special Sea Detail

1047: Anchored off Camp McGill, Japan

1048: Launched causeways

1102: Commenced launching DUKW’s

1115: Completed launching DUKW’s

1129: Underway from anchorage to causeway

1136: Married to causeway

1146: Commenced off loading vehicles

1155: Completed off loading

1342: Underway from causeway to anchorage off Camp McGill, Japan

1408: Anchored off Camp McGill, Japan

1411: Secured Special Sea Detail

2100: While returning to ship, LCDR W. W. Allen fell on unlighted dock at Camp McGill,

Japan and suffered undetermined injuries to chest and leg.

.

December 12, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Anchored off Camp McGill, Japan. SOPA is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked in this Ship

0745: Set the Special Sea Detail

0759: Underway from Camp McGill, Japan to Yokosuka, Japan

0802: Secured the Special Sea Detail

1100: Set the Special Sea Detail

1108: Formation dissolved to proceed independently to assigned buoys

1157: Moored forward to buoy D7

1208: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set the in port watch

.

December 13, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored forward to buoy D7-N. SOPA is COMDESFLOT 1 in USS Hamul, AD 20

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 14, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none

 

December 15, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before

0745: Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees: Eblen, L. L. SN, USN-U1; Maitland, J. P.

          ET 3, USN; Mims, K. W. FN, USN-U1; Schmidt, M. J. FN, USN-U1 all AWOL since

          0600 this date.

0830: Made preparations for getting underway

0840: Set the Special Sea Detail

0917: Mims, K. W. FN, USN-U1 and Schmidt, M. J. FN, USN returned to ship having

          Been AWOL since 0600, 15 December 1955

0955: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan for Hong Kong, China in company with USS Steuben County, LST 1138.

1016: Secured Special Sea Detail.

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December 16, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan for Hong Kong, China in company with the USS

          Stueban County, LST 1138.

0755: Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees, Eblen, L. L. SN, USN-U1 since 0600, 15

          December 1955 and Maitland, J. P. ET 3, USN, AWOL since 0600, 15 December 1955.

.

December 17, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations, Absentees: Maitland, J. P., ET 3, USN and Eblen,

          L., SN, USN-U1 since 0600, 15 December 1955.

.

December 18, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 19, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 20, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0755: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

.

December 21, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750 Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 22, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 23, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations, absentees, none. Set the Special Sea Detail.

0852: Moored to buoy #6 Hong Kong, China. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in USS Bennington, CVA 20.

0856: Secured Special Sea Detail. Set the in port watch.

0940: Officer from H. M. S. New Castle came aboard to pay an official call on the Commanding Officer.

.

December 24, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Moored in Hong Kong, China

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 25, 1955 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before

0835: Commenced Catholic Church Services.

0930: Secured from Catholic Church Services

1015: Commenced Protestant Church Service

1125: Secured from Protestant Church Service

1130: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

.

December 26, 1955 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

.

December 27, 1955 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

.

December 28, 1955 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMTRANSDIV 32 in USS Bayfield, APA 33.

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

1300: COMCRUDIV 1 in USS Bremerton, CA 130 assumed SOPA.

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December 29, 1955 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before

0730: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

0740: Set the Special Sea Detail

0803: Underway from buoy #6 Hong Kong, China to Sasebo, Japan in company with

          LST 1101 and LST 1138.

.

December 30, 1955 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Hong Kong, China to Sasebo, Japan.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations: Absentees, none.

1555: The Captain held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: Holt, W.

          R. SN, USN-U-1. Offense, Violation of UMJ Article 92, Drinking aboard ship on

          December 25, 1955. Punishment: Reduced to next inferior rate.

.

December 31, 1955 (Saturday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; Absentees, none.

.

January 1, 1956 (Sunday)

0000: Poem by ENS. A. W. DeWeese, USNR recorded from 0000-0100 watch.

          As 1955 rocks out and 1956 rolls in,

          We’re riding an LST instead of having to swim.

          Underway for our next port of Sasebo, Japan,

          From Hong Kong, China in a flat-bottom Sampan.

          Speeding at 10.5 on course 038

          In company with LST 1101 and 1138.

          Formed in a line abreast, the Saline County to port,

          And the Steuben County to starboard to complete the fort.

          700 yards divides us all,

          As over the China Sea we haul.

          12-55 is the Plan of the Day,

          For it’s the Commodore’s order all the way.

          The Steuben County is guide with Radar guard to keep,

          Maintaining our line and guiding us on the Ocean deep.

          With BAKER modified set throughout,

          COMLSTDIV 32 is our OTC we shout.

0400: Underway as before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees, none.

.

January 2, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; Absentees, none

..

January 3, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered crew on stations; Absentees, none.

.

January 4, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0519: Formation dissolved, all ships proceeding independently to assigned anchorages.

0520: Set the Special Sea Detail

0604: Anchored in quarantine anchorage #20, Sasebo Harbor, Japan

1447: Moored starboard side to USS Saline County, LST 1101.

1449: Secured main engines

1455: Secures Special Sea Detail. Set the regular in port watch

1500: Maitland, James P., ET3, USN and Eblen, Leonard L. SN, USN-U1 returned having

          been absent without leave from this command since 0630, 15 December 1955, and

          by order of the Commanding Officer were restricted to the limits of the ship.

.

January 5, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Moored starboard side to USS Saline County, LST 1101 to buoy #2, Sasebo Harbor,

          Japan. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Firedrake, AE 14.

0730: Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees, none.

0743: Seth the Special Sea Detail

0805: Cast off all lines

0806: Underway from Buoy #2 for Buoy #6 port side to USS Kermit Roosevelt, ARG 16, Sasebo, Japan.

0820: Commenced approach to starboard side of USS Kermit Rossevelt, ARG 15.

0832: Moored port side to USS Kermit Roosevelt at buoy #6, Sasebo, Japan

0836: Secured main engines and Special Sea Detail. Set regular in port watch.

0840: Made preparation to receive USS Saline County, LST 1101 alongside to starboard.

0843: LST 1101 moored alongside to starboard

0925: Pursuant to BuPers Ordes #20983 of 25 Oct. 1955, LTJG William J. Walker, USNR was detached from 

          COMLSTDIV 32 Staff with orders for release from active duty.

.

January 6, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Moored as Before. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Manchester, CL 83.

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection; Absentees, none.

1100: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as

          followers: Pinkham, Robert (n) SN, USN-U-1. Violation of Article 92, UCMJ.

          Awarded: Summary Count Martial. Moore, Douglas V. SN, USN-U1, violation

          of Article 92, UCMJ. Awarded: Summary Court Martial. Eblen, Leonard L., SN

          USN-U1. Violation of article 86 and 87 UCMJ. Awarded: Special Court Martial.

          Maitland, James P., ET3, USN, violation of Article 86 and 87 UCMJ. Awarded:

          Special Court Martial.

.

January 7, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before

0755: Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees, none

0900: Commenced personnel inspection by COMLSTDIV 32.

0915: Secured from COMLSTDIV 32 personnel inspection.

.

January 8, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before

1000: Mustered the crew on stations; Absentees, none

.

January 9, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; Absentees, none

0845: Commanding Officer of USS Chara, AKA 58 assumed SIOPA.

.

January 10, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection; Absentees, none.

.

January 11, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; Absentees, none

0902: The Special Court Martial, LT. David D. Work, USN, Senior Member appointed by the Commanding Officer 

           series 17 of 10 January 1956 met in the cases of Mailtand, James P. ET 3, USN and Eblen, Leonard L. SN, USN-U1

0915: Lt. David D. Work, USN Senior Member was challenged premportorily and was relieved as Senior Member 

          by LTJG Charles W. Streightiff, USN.

1150: The Special Court Martial which met in the cases of Maitland, James P. ET 3, USN

          and Eblen, Leonard L. SN, USN, recessed to meet again at 1300 this date.

1300: The Special Court Martial reconvened in the cases of Maitland, James P. ET 3, USN and Eblen, Leonard L. SN, USN.

1402: The Special Court Martial adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.

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January 12, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

0915: The Summary Court Martial, LTJG E. T. Connors, USN opened at 0915 in the cases of Moore, Douglas V. 

          SN, USN and Pinkham, Robert (n) SN, USN and adjourned at 0935 to await the action of the convening authority.

          1009: Maitland, James P. ET 3, USN was convicted on 11 January 1956 by Special Court Martial of violation of Article

           86 and 87, UCMJ. Sentence: To be reduced to the grade of Seaman, be restricted to the limits of the USS Russell 

          County, LST 1090 for 1 ˝ months, to perform hard labor for 45 days. The Commanding Officer as convening 

          authority approved and ordered executed only so much of the sentence as provides for reduction to the grade 

          of Seaman and restriction to the limits of the USS Russell County, LST 1090 for 1 ˝ months. Eblen, Leonard L.

          SN, USN was convicted on 11 January 1956 by Special Court Martial of violation of Article 86 and 87, UCMJ.

          Sentence: To be reduced to the grade of Seaman Apprentice, to be restricted to the limits of the USS Russell County, 

          LST 1090 for 1 month, to perform hard labor for 40 days. The Commanding Officer as convening authority 

          approved and ordered executed the sentence as adjudged.

1345: Moore, Douglas V. SN, USN and Pinkham, Robert (n) SN, USN, were convicted on this date by Summary Court 

          Martial of violation of Article 92 of the UCMJ. Sentence: To perform hard labor without confinement for 30 days. 

          The Commanding Officer as convening authority approved and ordered executed the sentences as adjudged.

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January 13, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; Absentees, none.

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January 14, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew on stations,; Absentees, none.

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January 15, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Moored As Before

1000: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

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January 16, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Moored As Before

8000: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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January 17, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored As Before. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 in USS Ajax, AR 6.

0800: Mustered crews at quarters; absentees, none.

0805: USS Saline Conty, LST 1101 underway from starboard side.

1536: Set the Special Sea Detail.

1555: Underway cold iron from starboard side of USS Kermit Roosevelt, ARG 16 at buoy 6 for port side 

          USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 at buoy X-2, Sasebo, Japan.

1633: Moored starboard side to USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 at buoy X-2, Sasebo, Japan. 

          USS Saline County, LST 1101 is moored outboard to starboard of San Joaquin County.

1655: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set the regular in port watch.

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January 18, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored to Buoy X-2 in a nest of three ships. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3, in USS Ajax, AR 6.

0800: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

1315: Pursuant to COMLANSHIPRON 3 orders, serial 22 dated 17 January 1956, 

          LTJG Richard L. Treiman, MC, USNR reported aboard on temporary additional duty orders.

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January 19, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

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January 20, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Moored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

1240: Set the Special Sea Detail

1315: Underway from port side of USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122.

1351: Secured the Special Sea Detail

1415: Receiving and launching Navy Helicopter, UP 23.

1443: Secured Helicopter operations Helicopter detail

1710: Formation C/C to 085 to join in search of survivors of Japanese fishing craft in the area of Hoage Iwa Rock.

1745: Arrived in area of search and commenced searching area on various courses and speeds. 

          USNS Petaluma also searching area.

1800: Proceeding to USNS Petaluma to transfer doctor to check condition of survivors.

1820: Doctor and Corpsman away in LCVP to USNS Petaluma.

1840: LCVP returned to ship with doctor and corpsman

1855: Search discontinued.

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January 21, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway from Sasebo, Japan to Chinhae, Korea via Area “G” for gunnery exercise. In company with the 

          USS Saline County, LST 1101. OTC is COMLSTDIV 32 in this ship with tactical control delegated to 

          Commanding Officer.

0505: Arrived area GEORGE.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

0815: Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Set Material Condition ABLE.

0913: Commenced Firing exercise.

1006: Secured from firing exercise. Ammunition expended: 298 40MM; 260 20 MM with no casualties.

1310: Exercised the crew at General Quarters

1330: USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 joined formation for gunnery exercises.

1350: Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds in approach to simulated mine target 

          for gunnery exercise S-30-G.

1500: Completed surface gunnery exercise Z-30-G.

1512: Commenced anti-aircraft gunnery exercise Z-6-G and Z-8-G.

1550: Completed anti-aircraft gunnery exercises Z-6-G and Z-8-G

1556: Secured from General Quarters. Rounds expended: 454 40 MM, 355 20 MM. No casualties.

1602: Retrieved Sleeve

1606: Underway As Before

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January 22, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway from Sasebo, Japan to Chinhae, Korea.

0750: Mustered ethe crew on stations; absentees, none

0827: Set the Special Sea Detail

0855: Anchored at Chinhae, Korea

0900: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set regular in port watch.

1000: LTJG W. G. Hentz, USNR, having completed temporary duty with USS Saline County, LST 1101, 

          returned on board and resumed his regular duties.

1037: U. S. Military Advisory Group at Chinhae, Korea came aboard.

1159: Advisory Group left the ship.

 

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January 23, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Anchored at Chinhae Harbor, Korea. Ships present include USS Saline County, LST 1101, 

          USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122, this ship and various units of the ROK Navy, and harbor and district small craft.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

1340: Received 79 enlisted, 7 officers of the ROK Navy and Marines for practical Instruction.

1445: ROK Navy and Marine personnel left the ship upon completion of instructions.

2010: Ensign L. D. Peters, USNR, having completed temporary additional duty with COMFLTACTS, Yokosula, 

          Japan, returned on board and resumed his regular duties.

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January 24, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Anchored As Before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none.

0810: Stationed the Sectional Sea Detail, Section three.

0830: Republic of Korea Navy observing party came aboard.

0835: Commanding Officer of USS Saline County,. LST 1101 accompanied by members of his inspecting party 

          came on board and commenced operational readiness inspection.

0850: Underway from assigned anchorage, Chinhae, Korea to conduct battle problem off Chinhae, Korea in 

          accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 OpOrder 1-56.

0907: Secured the sectional sea detail; stationed the regular underway watch.

0919: Exercised the crew at general quarters.

0930: Commenced battle problem

1019: Battle problem completed. Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch; 

          maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing into Chinhae.

1040: Stationed the Special Sea Detail

1052: Anchored in assigned anchorage, Chinhae, Korea

1056: Secured the Special Sea Detail; stationed the regular in port watch

1115: Republic of Korea observing party left the ship

1150: Commanding Officer, USS Saline County and his inspecting party left the ship

1220: Stationed the Special Sea Detail.

1250: Republic of Korea observing party came aboard to observe beaching and retracting demonstration.

1257: Underway from assigned anchorage, Chinhae, Korea fro Tai Kum Ri beach, Korea for beaching exercises 

          in company with LST’s USS Saline Conty, LST 1101 and USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 in accordance

          with COMLSTDIVE 32 OpOrder I-56.

1304: Secured the Special Sea Detail; Set the regular underway watch.

1311: Formed column formation with this ship as guide.

1412: Set condition 1 A for beaching

1439: Let go the stern anchor

1440: Beached at Tae Ku Ri, Beach, Korea

1441: Commenced retracting

1457: Secured from Condition 1 A.

1516: Underway from Tae Ku Ri Beach, Korea to Chinhae, Korea in company with LST’s 1101 and 1122.

1527: Secured the stern anchor detail

1715: Stationed the Special Sea Detail

1724: Anchored in assigned anchorage, Chinhae, Korea.

1727: Secured the Special Sea Detail; Set the regular in port watch.

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January 25, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Anchored in assigned anchorage off Chinhae, Korea

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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January 26, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Anchored in anchorage assigned in Chinhae, Korea. SOPA is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1445: In accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 message, LTJG William G. Hentz, USNR left the ship to report to the 

          USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 for TAD.

1510: In accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 message, LTJG L. H. Case, USNR reported aboard for TAD from 

          USS Saline County, LST 1101

1545: Set the Special Sea Detail

1601: Underway from assigned anchorage Chinhae, Korea for Sasebo, Japan in company with USS Saline County, 

          LST 1101 and USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 in accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 OpOrder 1-56.

1515: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set the regular underway watch.

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January 27, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Chinhae, Korea to Sasebo, Japan along with USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 and 

          USS Saline County, LST 1101. OTC is COMLSTDIV 32 in this ship.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

0805: Commenced gunnery tracking exercise.

0840: Completed gunnery tracking exercise

1436: Set the Special Sea Detail

1441: Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to enter Sasebo harbor

1527: Moored to buoy 2 Sasebo, Japan. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 in the USS Jason, ARH 1. Secured the 

          special sea detail. Set the regular in port watch.

1608: In accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 message, LTJG L. H. Case, USNR left the ship after completing TAD.

1700: LTJG William G. Hentz, USNR returned aboard after completing TAD aboard the USS San Joaquin 

          County and assumed his regular duties.

1715: LTJG Richard L. Treiman, USNR left the ship after completing TAD to report to the USS Steuben County, 

          LST 1139 for transportation to COMLANSHIPRON 3 Staff in accordance with COMLANSHIPRON 3 letter, 

          Serial 22 of 17 January 1956.

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January 28, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored As Before to buoy #2, Sasebo, Japan. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 in the USS Jason, ARH 1.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none

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January 29, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Moored as Before

1000: Mustered crew on stations: absentees, Holt, W. R. SA, USN-U1 returned to the ship having been AWOL

          since 0900 this date.

1030: Set the Special Sea Detail

1220: Secured the Special Sea Detail

1240: Set the Special Sea Detail

1241: Underway shifting berths from buoy 2 to buoy #1 starboard side to USS Jason, ARH 1.

1252: Moored starboard side to USS Jason, ARH 1 at buoy #1

1314: Secured the Special Sea Detail; Set the regular in port watch.

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January 30, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Moored starboard side to USS Jason, ARH 1 at buoy #1, Sasebo Harbor, Japan in a nest with four destroyer 

          escorts moored to port of the USS Jason. USS Carpenter, DDE 825, USS Radford, DDE 446, USS Fletcher, DDE 445, 

          USS O’Bannon, DDE 450. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 in the USS Jason, ARH 1.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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January 31, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored starboard side to USS Jason, ARH 1

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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February 1, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Moored As Before.

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

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February 2, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Moored as Before

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

0800-01200: The Summary Court Martial, LTJG W. G. Hentz, USNR opened in the case of Barnes, Edward C. SN, 

          USN-U1 adjourned to await the action of the convening authority. Charges: Article 91, UCMJ. 

          Findings: Guilty; Sentence: Perform hard labor without confinement for 1 month, forfeiture of $82.00.

1215: Commenced preparations for getting underway

1235: Set the Special Sea Detail

1258: Underway shifing berths from buoy #1 to buoy # X2, Sasebo Haror, Japan

1327: Moored port side to USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 at buoy X2 Sasebo, Japan. USS Saline County 

          moored outboard of San Joaquin County.

1330: Secured Special Sea Detail. Set regular in port watch.

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February 3, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Moored portside to USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 at buoy X2, Sasebo, Japan. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 

          in USS Jason, ARH 1.

0800: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none.

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February 4, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored port side to the USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 in a nest of three LST’s at boy X2, Sasebo, Japan. 

          Along with USS Saline County, LST 1101, and USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122. SOPA is COMSERVRON 3 

          in the USS Jason, ARH 1.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1500: LTJG William G. Hentz, USNR left the ship for temporary additional duty aboard the USS Saline County, 

          LST 1101. LTJG Artemas L. McNeill, USNR left the ship for temporary additional duty aboard the 

          USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122.

1535: LTJG C. W. Streightiff, USN reported aboard for TAD from the USS Saline County, LST 1101.

1537: Set the Special Sea Detail

1605: Underway from Sasebo, Japan to Buckner Bay. Okinawa in accordance with COMLSTDIV 32 operation order 1-56.

1638: Secured the Special Sea Detail. Set the regular underway watch.

1845: Underway as before from Sasebo, Japan to Buckner Bay,. Okinawa. Formation executed form 50, 

          USS Russell County, LST 1090 in station 11, USS Saline County. LST 1101 in station 12, USS San Joaquin Conty, 

          LST 1122 in stations 13, USS Holmes County, LST 836 in station 21, USS Snohomish County, LST 1126 in station

1845: 22, USS Steuben County, LST 1138 in station 23, distance and interval 700 yards.

1920: USS Holmes County assumed formation guide.

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February 5, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway from Sasebo, Japan for Buckner Bay, Okinawa

0750: Musterd the crew on stations; absentees, none

0800: Exercised the crew at General Quarters

0813: Commenced firing exercise

0926: Secured from firing exercise. Ammunition expended: 432 rounds 40 MM HEIT, 32 rounds 40 MM BLET; 

          322 20 MM HEIT, 114 rounds 20 MM HET; 12 rounds 20 MM BLET with no casualties

0938: Secured from General Quarters.

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February 6, 1956 ( Monday)

0001: Underway from Sasebo, Japan to Buckner Bay, Okinawa as before.

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

1320: Exercised the crew at General Quarters to conduct general drills.

1425: The port shaft stopped momentarily when the propeller hit a Black Fish or Small Whale, several having been 

          seen in the area shortly before the casualty.

1426: Dropped out of formations to determine any possible damage.

1434: Secured from General Quarters. Set the regular underway watch.

1436: A slight vibration in the port shaft and the port engine maximum rpm’s reduced to 255 was reported as a result 

          of the port propeller colliding with a Black Fish or Whale.

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February 7, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0610: Commenced testing No. 1 main engine; test satisfactory. Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 8, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Musterd the crew on stations; absentees, none

1353” All ships released to proceed independently to Buckner Bay

1420: Set the Special Sea Detail

1436: Anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa. SOPA is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship

1517: LTJG C. W. Streightiff, USN, left the ship after completing TAD aboard this ship.

1604: LTJG William G. Hentz, USNR and LTJG Artemas L. McNeill, USNR returned to this command from 

          TAD aboard the USS Saline Conty, LST 1101 and USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 respectively.

1612: Commanding Officer, USS Winston, AKA 94 assumed SOPA.

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February 9, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Anchored in berth B 217, Buckner Bay, Okinawa. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Winston, AKA 94.

0720: Stationed the Special Sea Detail

0734: Let go the stern anchor

0736: Bow anchor aweigh. Secured the bow anchor

0739: Walked out 300 feet of anchor wire to the stern anchor.

0750: Held quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none

1105: Commenced loading Marine personnel and vehicles.

1125: Completed loading Marine personnel and vehicles; nine DUCK’s and seventy three Marine personnel onboard.

1445: Received visit and search party from USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122. Conducted visit and search drill.

1540: Secured from visit and search drill.

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February 10, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Anchored in Buckner Bay, Okinawa at berth B 211. SOPA is Commanding Officer, USS Renville, 

          APA 227. COMLSTDIV 32 is embarked this ship.

0800: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1650: Set the Special Sea Detail.

1702: Underway from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Nakodo Jima as a unit ot TE 90.6.1.2 in accordance 

          with COMPHIBGROUONE OpOrder 2-56.

1734: Secured Special Sea Detil, set regular underway watch.

1840: Underway As Before. Formation changed to formation 50, composed of the following ships: USS Holmes 

County, LST 836; USS Snohomish County, LST 1126; USS Steuben County, LST 1138; USS Terrell County, LST 1157; USS Polk County, LST 1084; USS Conserver, ARS 39; USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122; USS Saline County, LST 1101. This ship in station 31 with COMLSTDIV 32 embarked.

 

February 11, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Nakado, Jima as before.

0750: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 12, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 13, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway as a unit of TG 90.6 enroute from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Nakado, Jima.

          In accordance with COMPHIBGRUONE OpOrder 2-56. SOPA is COMTRANSDIV 32 in the USS Balduck, 

          APD 132. OTC and CTU 90.6.1 is COMLANSHIPRON 3 in the USS Terrell County, LST 1157. 

          COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1330: Task Group 90.6 formed.

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February 14, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway As Before from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Nakodo Jima.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1010: Went to General Quarters

1032: Secured from general quarters

1300: Exercised the crew at general drills.

1450: Secured from all drills

1500: ENS. A. W. DeWeese III, USNR accepted temporary appointment to Lieutenant Junior Grade in the 

          US Naval Reserve to rank from this date in accordance with Pers B821/ak 534890 of 11 January 1956.

1825: Exercised the crew at general quarters.

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February 15, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway as a unit of TG 90.6 enroute from Buckner Bay, Okinawa to Nakado Jima.

0350: TG 90.6 dissolved. TG 90.1 formed

0515: Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds

0728: Went to general quarters

0745: Simulated atomic air burst reported from OTC

0826: Secured from general quarters. Set the regular underway watch

1320: Went to general quarters

1700: Commenced sortie from Nakado Jima in accordance with COMPHIBGROUONE OpOrder 2-56

1825: Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds.

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February 16, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway as a unit of TG 90.6 enroute Nakodo Jima to Iwo Jima in accordance with COMPHIBGRUONE 

          OpOrder 2-56. SOPA is COMTRANSDIV 32 in USS Balduck, APD 132.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1405: Exercised crew at general quarters.

1420: Secured from general quarters.

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February 17, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Okinawa to Iwo Jima

0420: CTU 90.6.1.2 arrived in sea echelon area and deployed to assigned positions.

0915: Launched 9 DUKW’s in beach area.

0936: Departed beach area for sea echelon area

1150: Arrived sea echelon area

1305: Departed sea echelon area.

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February 18, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway on various courses to remain in sea echelon area off Iwo Jima engaged in NAVMARLEX 1-56 

          as a unit of TE 90.1.2.1

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 19, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before. OTC and SOPA is CTF 90 embarked in USS Mount McKinley, AGC 7.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

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February 20, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway in sea echelon area of Iwo Jima as before.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1500: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as follows: Killman, H. P. SN, 

USN U-1, Offense: Violation of UCMJ Article 134, Punishment awarded: Summary Court-Martial.

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February 21, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway in sea echelon area off Iwo Jima participating in NAVMARLEX 1-56 as a unit of TE 90.1.2.1.

0500: Departed sea echelon area. Proceeding to administrative anchorage T-27

0640: Anchored in administrative anchorage “aT-27” off Iwo Jima. SOPA is CTF 90 in USS Mount McKinley, AGC 7.

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

1241: Set the special sea detail

1300: Underway in accordance with COMPHIBGRU 1 Operation order 1-56 from Iwo Jima to Yokosuka, Japan

1330: Secured the special sea detail. Set the underway watch.

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February 22, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway from Iwo Jima to Yokosuka, Japan. This ship in station 1.5252 formation guide is USS Chittenden 

          County, LST 561. Radar guard is USS White River, LSMR 536. OTC and SOPA is TE 90.6.1.1 

          (COMLANSHIPRON3) in Chittenden County. COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship.

0750: Mustered crew on station; absentees, none.

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February 23, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway from Iwo Jima to Yokosuka, Japan as before

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, None.

1350: The Summary Court Martial, LTJG E. T. Connors, USN, opened in the case of Killman, H. D. SN, USN-U1, 

          on charge of violations UCMJ Article 134.

1410: The Summary Court-Martial in the case of Killman, H. P. SN, USN, adjourned. 

Findings: Guilty as charged. 

Punishment: Thirty (30) days hard labor without confinement; reduction to next inferior rate.

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February 24, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Iwo Jima to Yokosuka, Japan as before

0750: Musterd the crew on stations; absentees, none

1200: Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to enter Yokosuka Harbor

1824: Moored port side to USS Steuben County, LST 1138, berth 12, Naval Repair Facility, Yokosuka, Japan 

          in a nest of 4 ships composed of USS Snohomish County, LST 1126, USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 and USS

          Holmes County, LST 836.

1828: Secured the special sea detail, set the regular in port watch.

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February 25, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored port side outboard in a nest of five ships in berth 12, Ship Repair Facility, Yokosula, Japan. 

          SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in USS Bennington, CVA 20

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 26, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Moored as before

0940: Set the special sea and anchor detail

1025: Underway from berth 12 to buoy D-7, Fleet Activities, Yokosuka, Japan

1103: Secured the special sea detail

1108: Mustered the crew on stations. 

          Absentees: Crouch, John A. SN, USN absent without authority since 0001 26 February 1956.

1135: USS San Joaquin County, LST 1122 moored to starboard side

1200: Crouch, John A. SN, USN returned aboard having been absent since 0001 26 February 1956.

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February 27, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Moored as before to buoy D-7

0800: Musterd crew at quarters; absentees, none

1305: Broke anchor chain and stern wire from buoys in preparation for getting underway to Dry-dock #1

1315: Set the special sea detail

1430: Underway as a dead tow from Buoy D-7 to Dry-dock # 1, Yokosuka, Japan.

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February 28, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Resting on keel blocks in dry-dock No. 1, Yokosuka, Japan

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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February 29, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Drydocked as before

0800: Held quarters for muster and inspection; absentees, none.

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March 1, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Resting on keel blocks in dry-dock 1, Yokosuka, Japan

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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March 2, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Resting on keel blocks in dry-dock 1, Yokosuka, Japan

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

0835: Started flooding the dry dock

0920: Ship afloat in dry dock

1002: Secured all shore services

1015: Set the special sea detail

1043: Underway as a dead town for berth 14, Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan

1122: Moored starboard side to berth 14

1155: Secured the special sea detail. Set the regular in port watch

1437: Pilot O’hara came aboard, set the special sea detail

1438: Stern Anchor aweigh

1440: Underway from berth 14 to buoy DOG 1

1500: Moored port side to USS Polk County, LST 1084 in a nest of 4 ships. Other ships of the nest are 

          USS Outagamie County, LST 1073, USS Polk County, LST 1084 and

          USS Hillsborough County, LST 827.

1507: Secured the special sea detail, set the regular in port watch.

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March 3, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Moored port side to a nest of 4 ships to buoy DOG 1. SOPA is COMCARDIV 1 in SS Bennington, CVA 20.

0430: Floating Crane alongside to starboard

0500: Barge with 7 LVT(A)’s alongside floating crane

0532: Commenced loading LVT(A)’s

0710: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

0825: Completed loading 12 LVT(A)’s

0900: Set the special sea detail

0921: Underway from alongside the USS Polk County, LST 1084 at buoy D1, Yokosuka,

Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. in accordance with COMLANSHIPRON 3 movement order 1-56.

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March 4, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. OTC is COMLANSHIPRON 3 in the USS Terrell County, LST 1157. COMLSTDIV 32 is embarked in this ship.

0750: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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March 5, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway as before

0750: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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March 6, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway as before

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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March 7, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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March 8, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0755: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

1130: USS White River, LSMR 536 left formation due to starboard engine casualty

1210: USS Terrell County left formation to tow the USS White River

1310: Exercised the crew at general quarters

1332: Secured from general quarters

1340: Commenced abandon ship drill

1350: Secured from abandon ship drill

1400: COMLSTDIV 32 embarked in this ship assumed duties of OTC during the absence of the 

          USS Terrelll County from the formation.

2130: USS Steuben County, LST 1138 dropped out of formation to secure port LCVP which broke loose.

2145: Steuben County secured boat and returning to station

2220: Steuben County regained station.

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March 9, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. in accordance with COMLANSHIPRON 

          3 movement order 1-56. OTC is COMLSTDIV 32 embarked in this ship. This ship is guide in station 11. 

          USS Terrell County, LST 1157 with COMLANSHIPRON 3 embarked is astern of formation towing 

          USS White River, LSMR 536.

0750: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none. 

          USS Steuben County, LST 1138 assumed formation radar guard.

1500: Commenced Captain’s Material Inspection.

1620: Secured from Captain’s Material Inspection.

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March 10, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. as before.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

1240: USS Snohomish County, LST 1126 assumed formation guide. This ship dropped out of formation 

          to repair starboard main engine casualty.

1320: Completed engine repairs returning to station

1550: Regained station 11 in formation.

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March 11, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway As Before

0635: Sighted unidentified contact bearing 100 distance 10 miles.

0722: Small fishing boat (M61-38) passed down starboard side distance 500 yards.

1130: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1427: This ship detached from formation to rendezvous with USS Terrell County, LST 1157 for personnel 

          highline transfer. Commenced maneuvering at various courses and speeds to rendezvous area.

1443: Captain at the Conn

1548: Secured the starboard engine to change fuel injectors.

1654: Completed repairs starboard engine.

1704: Commenced approach on USS Terrell County, LST 1157 for transfer of personnel.

1720: First line received y Terrell County.

1800: Completed highline transfer. All lines clear.

1903: Secured starboard main engine to investigate excessive exhaust temperatures

1935: Starboard engine back on line. Speed 11.

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March 12, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H. Steaming independently

          To rejoin formation approximately 7 miles ahead on course 107, speed 11 knots.

          USS Terrell County, LST 1157 COMLANSHIPRON 3 embarked has been detached

          To proceed independently to Midway Island. USS White River, LSMR 536 steaming independently approximately

          50 miles astern to rejoin formation.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

1134: OTC assumed by COMLSTDIV 32 embarked this ship

1155: Rejoined formation in station 11 on course 107, speed 10 knots, formation guide is

USS Snohomish County, LST 1126 bearing 197, distance 1000 yards.

2028: Sighted USS Terrell County, LST 1157 bearing 041, distance 7.5 miles.

2200: USS Terrell County assumed station 24, 2000 yards astern of USS Steuben County, LST 1138.

2300: COMLANSHIPRON 3 in USS Terrell County assumed OTC.

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March 13, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway as before

0305: USS White River, LSMR 536 rejoined formation in station 34.

0800: Mustered crew at quarters and inspection; absentees, none

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March 14, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1900: Nicosia, Joseph (n) FA, USNR slipped and injured left wrist while on duty.

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March 15, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none.

0920: Hauled out of formation to transfer injured personnel to USS Terrell County, LST 1157.

0959: Commenced approach on LST 1157

1020: First line over

1029: Nicosia, Joseph (n) Jr. FA, USNR-R transferred to LST 1157.

1031: Cote, D. H. HM1, USN returned from temporary additional duty aboard LST 1157 To this ship

1035: High Line transfers completed, all lines clear.

1039: Returning to station 11 in formation 50 on course 189, speed 11 knots.

2038: Sheered out to port to keep clear of formation. Unable to maintain signaled speed

          Due to water in fuel oil.

2150: Water cleared from fuel oil, regained station.

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March 16, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

0843: Left formation temporarily to effect repairs to generators. Cause of trouble

          Determined to be water in fuel oil causing intermittent power failure.

0900: Commenced maneuvering to resume assigned station

1100: Rejoined formation in station 11.

1506: This ship assigned station 13, USS Terrell County, LST 1157 station 11, USS Polk

          County, LST 1084, station 33, USS Steuben County, LST 1138, station 24, USS

          White River, LSMR 536, station 22, USS Holmes County, LST 836, station 32, USS

          San Joaquin County, LST 1122, station 23, USS Saline County, LST 1101, station

          31, and USS Outagamie County, LST 1073 assigned station 12.

1525: Assumed station 13.

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March 17, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway from Yokosuka, Japan to Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none.

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March 18, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway as before

0355: Sighted Barbers Point Light bearing 082T, distance 20 miles

0430: Sighted Diamond Head Light bearing 090, distance 19 miles.

0452: Sighted Honolulu Light bearing 076, distance 15 miles.

0605: Set the special sea detail

0614: Ship’s released to enter harbor independently

0615: Entered inland waters

0638: Captain assumed the Conn

0716: Moored port side to berth M-2 at Pearl Harbor.

0723: Secured the special sea detail. Set the regular inport watch.

0800: USS White River, LSMR 536 moored alongside to starboard. 

          Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

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March 19, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Moored port side to berth M-2, Pearl Harbor, T. H. SOPA is CINCPACFLT at Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees: Gibson, D. E., ME 3, USN.

1655: Gibson, C. E. ME 3, USN, AWOL since 0730 this date was delivered on board by the Hawaiian 

          Armed Services Police and was restricted to the limits of ship pending

          Disposition of arson charges.

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March 20, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Moored port side to berth M-2, U. S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

0800: Mustered crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

0856: Set the special sea detail

0938: Underway from berth M-2, Pearl Harbor, T. H. to San Diego, California.

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March 21, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway from Pearl Harbor, T. H. to San Diego, California. OTC and SOPA is

          COMLANSHIPRON 3 in USS Terrell County, LST 1157. COMLSTDIV 32

          Embarked in this ship.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

1050: Sighted USS White River, LSMR 536 bearing 281, distance 11 miles

1149: USS Snohomish County, KLST 1126 assumed formation radar guard.

1310: Commenced flag hoist drill

1355: Secured from flag hoist drill

1500: The Commanding Officer held mast and imposed non-judicial punishment as

          Follows: Huffman, R. D. SN, USN-U1. Offense: Violation of article 92 failure to

          Obey a lawful order. Punishment: 3 days confinement on bread and water.

1522: USS White River, LSMR 536 joined formation and took station 0.5240.

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March 22, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway from Pearl Harbor, T. H. to San Diego, California. OTC is

          COMLANSHIPRON 3 in USS Terrell County, LST 1157. COMLSTDIV 32 is

          Embarked this ship.

0800: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none

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March 23, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters for inspection; absentees, none

1600: Huffman, R. D. SN, USN-U1 was released from confinement and restored to duty

          By order of the Commanding Officer, the remaining period of confinement having been remitted.

1605: Secured from Captain’s Material Inspection

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March 24, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

0115: USS White River, LSMR 536 left formation to conduct highline transfer with

          USS San Joaquin County, LST 122.

1050: White River completed highline transfer and returning to station

1129: White River regained station.

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March 25, 1956 (Sunday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered crew on stations; absentees, none.

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March 26, 1956 (Monday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered crew at quarters; absentees, none

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March 27, 1956 (Tuesday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

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March 28, 1956 (Wednesday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none

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March 29, 1956 (Thursday)

0001: Underway as before

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

1600: Made preparations for transfer of movies

1620: Captain assumed the Conn

1623: Commenced approach on USS Outagamie County, LST 1073. Steering various

          Courses and speeds

1644: First line over

1648: Transfer completed

1650: Proceeding to assigned station

1721: Arrived on station.

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March 30, 1956 (Friday)

0001: Underway as before.

0800: Mustered the crew at quarters; absentees, none.

2147: Sighted China Point light bearing 344 range 17.2 miles. Sighted Pyramid Head Light bearing 354 range 16.6 miles.

2245: USS Snohomish County, LST 1126 detached from the unit to proceed independently.

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March 31, 1956 (Saturday)

0001: Underway as before from Pearl Harbor, T. H. to San Diego, California.

0350: Sighted Point Loma light bearing 072, distance 16.5 miles.

0450: C/c to 075 to avoid fishing boat.

0455: Resumed base course.

0643: Formation changed to single column formation

0800: Mustered the crew on stations; absentees, none

0829: Sighted buoy 1 S D earing 075, distance 6 miles.

0855: Passed Los Coronados to starboard bearing 175, distance 5 miles.

0903: Passed buoy 7 D D to port bearing 355, distance 2000 yards

0905: Passed Point Loma abeam to port; distance 8000 yards. This ship detached by OTC

          To proceed independently.

0921: Maneuvering on various courses and speeds standing in to San Diego Harbor.

0950: Captain has the Conn, Navigator on the bridge.

1025: Mr. Procoda, USN Pilot came aboard.

1042: Moored port side to Pier 1, Berth 14, U. S. Naval Station, San Diego, California.

1050: Pilot left the ship

1110: USS Outagamie County, LST 1073 moored to starboard side.

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Log is missing from May 1, 1956 to July 31, 1956

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August 1, 1956 (Wednesday)

0000 - 0400 Resting on keel blocks in ARD 30 at pier 7, South, U. S. Naval Station,

          Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon. SOPA is Commander Columbia River Group,

          U. S. Pacific Reserve fleet at U. S. Naval Station, Tongue Point, Astoria, Oregon.

0720: Held quarters for muster; absentees, none.

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Commanding Officer: LT A. M. Hazen, USN

Navigator: LTJG E. L. Willever, USN

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