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									        Transcribed by Bob Sales

        Declassified by authority: NND 004029
        BY: JW
        NARA Date 1/21/04

Note:   Names marked with an asterisk (*) are assigned aliases.

        Tuesday, 1 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with Task Group 77.7 composed of USS CONSTELLATION (CVA-64), USS
0400    COGSWELL (DD-651) and USS ORLECK (DD-886), operating at sea in the Gulf of Tonkin in
        accordance with CTF 77 Op-Order 201-68. This ship in plane guard station 3SNX astern of
        CONSTELLATION. COGSWELL in station 2SNX. Formation course 275°, speed 22 knots.
        SOPA and OTC is COMCARDIV 5 in CONSTELLATION. Screen Commander is Commanding
        Officer COGSWELL. Condition of Readiness III and Material Condition YOKE set. Ship
        darkened except for standard navigation lights. Maneuvering on various courses at various
        speeds while conducting carrier flight operations.
0225    Completed carrier flight operations, set course 180°, changed speed to 25 knots. Secured the
        plane guard detail.
0340    Changed course to 220°.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
0415    Changed course to 245°.
0423    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0430    This ship has been detached from the formation and will remain within visual range of the
        OTC.
0455    Changed course to 020°, changed speed to 12 knots.
0745    Mustered the crew at quarters, absentees: none.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0824    Changed formation course to 200°, changed formation speed to     20 knots.
0839    Changed formation course to 180°, changed formation speed to     24 knots.
0852    Changed formation course to 160°.
0926    Changed formation course to 200°, changed formation speed to     15 knots.
1109    Changed formation course to 200°, changed formation speed to     15 knots.
1114    Changed formation speed to 10 knots
1116    Changed formation speed to 20 knots.
1122    Changed formation speed to 23 knots.
1130    Changed formation course to 020°, changed formation speed to     15 knots. Proceeding at
        various courses and speeds to plane guard station 3SNX, astern   of USS CONSTELLATION (CVA
        64).
        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
1209    Detached to investigate floating life jacket bearing 260°, distance 1500 yards.
1234    Life jacket recovered. Set course 210°, changed speed to 22 knots. Maneuvering to resume
        station.
1246    On station 3SNX.
1300    Detached from CTG 77.7. Made rendezvous with CTG 77.5, composed of USS HANCOCK (CVA
        19), USS DECATUR (DDG 31). CTG 77.5 took tactical command of this ship.
1325    Maneuvering to take station astern of DECATUR while following in the wake of HANCOCK.

1345    Maneuvering to remain within visual signaling distance of HANCOCK.
1410    Took station abeam to HANCOCK at 10,000 yards.
1425    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while maintaining station.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
1600-   Underway as before.
2000
1736    Proceeding to station ahead of the guide. On station the guide will bear 240° at 2500 to 4000
        yards. The guide is the USS HANCOCK (CVA 19). Base course is 060°, speed 20.

1806    Changed course to 230°.
1815    On station.
1822    Changed course to 070°, changed speed to 23 knots.
1850    Changed course to 230°, changed speed to 15 knots. Formation joined by USS MARS. Her
        station 040° at 2500 yards from the guide. The USS DECATUR is in station ahead of the
        guide.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2010    Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to assume station 3SNX, astern of the HANCOCK.

2025    Assumed life guard station, 1000 yards astern of the guide, USS HANCOCK (CVA 19), course
        040°, speed 12 knots.
2215    Set the replenishment detail.
2304    Commenced approach on USS MARS (AFS 1).
2310    First line over amidships and aft.
2315    First load on deck.
2347    Last load on deck.
2354    All lines clear to port.
2354    Changed speed to 22 knots to commence breakaway from alongside USS MARS (AFS 1).

2356    Secured replenishment detail. Proceeding at various courses and speeds to station astern of
        the USS HANCOCK (CVA 19).
        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
        Wednesday, 2 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with Task Group 77.5, composed of USS HANCOCK (CVA 19), USS
0400    DECATUR (DDG 31), and USS ORLECK (DD 886). Operating at sea in the Gulf of Tonkin in
        accordance with CTF 77 Op Order 201-68. This ship maneuvering to take station sectors Mike
        and November of a patrol area sector screen, axis 000°. Formation course 170°, speed 12
        knots. SOPA and OTC is COMCARDIV NINE in HANCOCK. Screen Commander is Commanding
        Officer DECATUR. HANCOCK is guide, bearing 040° to 080°, distance 3000 to 5000 yards.
        DECATUR in station sectors Kilo and Lima. Condition of Readiness III and Material Condition
        YOKE set. Ship darkened except for standard navigation lights.
0035    On station. Commenced patrolling sector, maneuvering on various courses, speed 14 knots.

0215    Changed formation course to 232°.
0231    Changed formation course to 220°, changed speed to 15 knots.
0240    Changed speed to 17 knots.
0340    Maneuvering to take station sectors Alfa and Bravo of sector area patrol screen. Guide bears
        180° to 220°, distance 3000 to 5000 yards. DECATUR station sectors Charlie and Delta.

        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
0408    On station.
0419    Changed speed to 12 knots.
0426    Changed course to base course 030°.
0523    Proceeding to new area patrol station. On station the guide will bear from 240° to 280°, from
        3000 to 5000 yards. Base course is 230°.
0540    Changed base course to 100°, speed 15 knots. Proceeding to plane guard station, 1500 yards
        astern of the guide.
0610    On station.
0611    Changed base course to 330°, changed speed to 22 knots.
0624    Changed course to 350°.
0650    Changed base course to 210°, changed speed to 15 knots.
0744    Changed base course to 010°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0833    Changed formation course    to   190°,   changed   formation   speed   to   20   knots.
0915    Changed formation course    to   005°,   changed   formation   speed   to   21   knots.
0955    Changed formation course    to   190°,   changed   formation   speed   to   20   knots.
1045    Changed formation course    to   015°,   changed   formation   speed   to   20   knots.
1130    Changed formation course    to   210°,   changed   formation   speed   to   20   knots.
        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
1210    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while conducting flight operations.

1530    Assumed station 2SNX, astern of HANCOCK, 1200 to 2500 yards.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
1600-   Underway as before.
2000
1745    DECATUR took station Alfa, bearing 055°, distance 2500 to 4000 yards from HANCOCK.
1802    Changed base course to 055°, changed base speed to 26 knots.
1803    Changed base course to 250°.
1824    Changed base course to 065°.
1850    Changed base course to 010°, changed base speed to 20 knots.
1854    Set the Refueling Detail.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1600-   Con't. Underway as before.
2000
1903    USS KAWISHIWI (AO 146) is the guide.
1916    Captain assumes the conn.
1917    Commencing approach on USS KAWISHIWI (AO 146). Replenishment course is 040°, speed
        12 knots.
1920    Alongside KAWISHIWI to port. First line on deck fwd, amidships, and aft.
1929    Receiving NSFO fwd and aft.
1945    Secured pumping fwd.
1951    Secured pumping aft. 99% NSFO on board.
1955    All lines clear to port.
1959    Commencing breakaway from alongside KAWISHIWI. Maneuvering at various courses and
        speeds to take lifeguard station 1000 yards astern of the guide.
        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2008    Stationed the lifeguard detail.
2125    Changed formation speed to 20 knots. Maneuvering to take station 1500 yards astern of USS
        HANCOCK (CVA 19).
2128    Changed formation course to 210°.
2130    Changed formation speed to 12 knots. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take
        assigned station in sector patrol screen. The guide is USS HANCOCK (CVA 19), who is in the
        center of the formation. When on station, the guide will bear from 000° to 040° at 3000 yds.
        to 5000 yds. Base course is 210°, speed 12 knots.

        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
        Thursday, 3 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with Task Group 77.5, composed of USS HANCOCK (CVA 19), USS
0400    DECATUR (DDG 31), and USS ORLECK (DD 886). Operating at sea in the Gulf of Tonkin in
        accordance with CTF 77 Op Order 201-68. This ship in station sectors Kilo and Lima of patrol
        area sector screen, axis 000°. Formation course 210°, speed 12 knots. SOPA and OTC is
        COMCARDIV NINE in HANCOCK. Screen Commander is Commanding Officer DECATUR.
        HANCOCK is guide bearing 000° to 040°, distance 3000 to 5000 yards. DECATUR in station
        sectors Mike and November. Condition of Readiness III and Material Condition YOKE set. Ship
        darkened except for standard navigation lights. Maneuvering on various courses to patrol
0058    assigned sector take station sectors Hotel and Juliet.
        Maneuvering to station, speed 13 knots.
0105    On station. DECATUR took station sectors Kilo and Lima.
0110    Changed formation course to 180°. Guide bears 140° to 180°, distance 3000 to 5000 yards.

0335    Maneuvering to take plane guard station Alfa, bearing 270°, 4000 yards to HANCOCK.

0345    Stationed the plane guard detail.
0349    Changed course to 090°, changed speed to 26 knots. Commenced carrier flight operations.

        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
0412    Changed course to 310°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0511    Changed course to 050°, changed speed to 27 knots.
0557    Changed course to 240°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0637    Changed course to 005°, changed speed to 26 knots.
0653    This unit is now detached from formation and is steaming independently while remaining
        within visual range of the OTC.
0739    Changed course to 200°, changed speed to 22 knots.
0745    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0852    Changed formation course to 200°, changed formation speed to 24 knots.
0909    This unit is detached from Task Group 77.5 to proceed on duty assigned.
0928    Changed course to 110° to proceed to Kaohsiung, Formosa, in accordance with
        COMSEVENTHFLT Quarterly Employment Schedule, Second Quarter, Fiscal Year 69.
0930    Changed speed to 22 knots.
        R. H. PFUND, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
1426    Changed course to 090°.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1600-   Underway as before.
2000
1826    Observed sunset, darkened ship. Set standard navigation lights.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2114    Commenced test firing 81 MM mortar.
2144    Ceased test firing 81 MM mortar. Ammunition expended: 8 rounds 81 MM illumination.

        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
        Friday, 4 October 1968
0000-   Steaming independently enroute from the Tonkin Gulf to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in accordance
0400    with COMSEVENTHFLT Quarterly Employment Schedule, First Quarter, Fiscal Year 1969. SOPA
        and OTC is Commanding Officer this ship. Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition
        YOKE are set. The ship is darkened except for normal navigation lights and EMCON Condition
        ECHO is set. The night is clear and the sea is very calm. Presently on course 077° at 22
        knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
0610    Changed course to 070°.
0630    Changed course to 053°.
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters. New absentees - none.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0816    Maneuvering to conduct man overboard drill.
0820    MWB lowered to water.
0829    "OSCAR" recovered.
0833    MWB hoisted clear of water.
0838    Set course 053°, changed speed to 22 knots.
1113    Commenced turn up on DASH.
1142    Secured DASH turn up.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
1600-   Underway as before.
2000
1602    Changed speed to 10 knots, changed course to 073°.
1605    Changed speed to 22 knots.
1609    Changed course to 053°.
1610    Changed speed to 18 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2042    Changed course to 074°.
2102    Changed speed to 10 knots.
2104    Changed course to 053°.
2112    Changed course to 051°.
2140    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2230    Changed speed to 10 knots.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
        Saturday, 5 October 1968
0000-   Steaming independently enroute from the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam, to Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in
0400    accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT Op Order 201-68. Base course 051°, speed 10 knots.
        SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this ship. Condition of Readiness IV and Material
        Condition YOKE set. Ship darkened except for standard navigation lights.
0100    The Junior Officer of the Deck mistakenly sounded the General Quarters Alarm instead of the
        After Steering Alarm while conducting steering casualty drills.
0110    Captain's sea cabin flooded as a result of securing a four inch sewage drain in number one fire
        room.
0140    Changed course to 061°. Maneuvering to avoid small fishing vessel bearing 100°, distance
        3500 yards.
0146    Changed course to 051°.
0312    Sighted O'Laump Light bearing 067°.
0326    Changed course to 035°. Maneuvering to avoid small fishing contact.
0344    Changed course to 051°.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
0400    Changed course to 270°.
0530    Changed course to 084°.
0709    Changed course to 079°.
0728    Changed course to 065°.
0730    Commenced preparations for entering port.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
0400-   Con't. Underway as before.
0800
0740    Stationed the Special Sea Detail.
0753    Changed course to 108°. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0800    Completed preparations for entering port.
0802    Captain assumed the conn. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds
        while standing into the outer harbor, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
0805    Passed port breakwater light abeam to port, distance 300 yards. Draft: fwd - 13' 6"; aft - 14'
        6".
0816    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while coming alongside USS
        CUNNINGHAM (DD 752).
0830    Moored starboard side to CUNNINGHAM with standard mooring lines doubled. CUNNINGHAM
        moored for and aft to buoys 21 and 22, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
0848    Secured the Special Sea Detail.
0945    Stationed the Special Sea Detail. Commenced preparations for getting underway.
1005    Completed preparations for getting underway. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.

1024    Underway to shift berths in accordance with verbal orders from SOPA Admin., Kaohsiung.
        Captain conning. Maneuvering to clear the CUNNINGHAM.
1034    Stopped all engines. USS SEMINOLE (AKA 104) passed abeam to starboard, distance 100
        yards.
1036    Maneuvering to go alongside USS L. F. MASON (DD 852).
1043    Moored port side to the MASON with standard mooring lines doubled. MASON moored port
        side to the USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). PRAIRIE moored fore and aft to buoys 1 and 2, Kaohsiung
        Harbor, Taiwan.
1113    Secured the Special Sea Detail.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0800-   Con't. Moored as before.
1200
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
1305    ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM (DD 752) moored alongside to starboard.
        F. B. GAVIN, RDC, USN
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
        D. E. McCAIN, GMGC, USN
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
        G. E. SEIGENTHALER, SM1, USN
        Sunday, 6 October 1968
0000-   Moored portside to USS LEONARD F. MASON (DD 852) and outboard side of USS PRAIRIE (AD
0400    15) with standard destroyer mooring lines doubled. #3 boiler and #2 generator on the line.
        SOPA: Commanding Officer USS SEMINOLE (AKA 104). Material Condition YOKE is set in
        condition of readiness.
        J. D. MELTON, SK1
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
0745    *Strilger, R. L., PN2, returned to the ship having been UA since 0730 this date.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
0800-   Moored as before.
1200
0825    *Leanto, SF1, returned to the ship having been UA since 0730 this date.
0830    Mustered the crew on station. New absentees: none.
        J. C. MANGELS, ENS, USNR
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
        G. E. SEIGENTHALER, SM1, USN
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
1600    SOPA shifts to Commanding Officer USS LEONARD F. MASON (DD 852).
        M. H. CARSTENS, LTJG, USNR
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
        V. J. GROVES, JR., FTC
        Monday, 7 October 1968
0000-   Moored port side to USS LEONARD F. MASON (DD 852) in a nest of three destroyers alongside
0400    the USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). The USS CUNNINGHAM (DD 752) is outboard. PRAIRIE is moored
        fore and aft to buoys 1 and 2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This ship has standard destroyer mooring
        lines doubled to the MASON with a wire forward and a spring lay aft to the PRAIRIE. Ships
        present include various units of the Taiwan Navy and merchantmen of the world. SOPA is
        Commanding Officer of the MASON.
        E. F. SUGRUE, RD1, USN
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters. New absentees: none.
        J. L. MEREDITH, ST1, USN
0800-   Moored as before.
1200
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
        J. A. WILKERSON, ENS, USNR
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
1830    USS ALFRED A. CUNNINGHAM (DD 752) departed nest, standing out of Kaohsiung Harbor.

        M. F. HELMER, ENS, USNR
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
        S. C. VINZON, SH1
        Tuesday, 8 October 1968
0000-   Moored port side to USS LEONARD F. MASON (DD 852) in a nest of two destroyers alongside
0400    USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). PRAIRIE is moored fore and aft to buoys 1 and 2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
        This ship has standard destroyer mooring lines doubled to the MASON with a wire forward and
        a spring lay aft to the PRAIRIE. Ships present include various units of the Taiwan Navy and
        merchantmen of the world. SOPA is the Commanding Officer of the MASON.
        S. D. BRECKENRIDGE, GMG1
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters.
        E. E. ARNOLD, EN1, USN
0800-   Moored as before.
1200
0816    Underway, breasting out to enable USS MASON (DD 852) to get underway.
0829    Moored port side to USS PRAIRIE (AD 15) with standard mooring lines doubled.
0900    Commanding Officer USS ORLECK (DD 886) was designated SOPA.
        V. P. SIMMONS, ENS, USNR
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
        F. B. GAVIN, RDC, USN
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
        D. E. McCAIN, GMGC, USN
        Wednesday, 9 October 1968
0000-   Moored port side to USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). The USS PRAIRIE is moored fore and aft to buoys
0400    #1 and #2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This ship is moored with standard destroyer mooring lines
        doubled to USS PRAIRIE with a wire forward and a spring lay aft to the USS PRAIRIE. Ships
        present include the USS STODDARD (DD 566), USS CAMP (DER 251), various units of the
        Taiwan Navy, various merchantmen of the world, and various types of yard and service craft.
        Condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition YOKE set. SOPA is Commanding Officer this
0045    ship.
        GROVES, Victor John, Jr., FTGC, returned to the ship from Beach Guard.
0045    Shore Patrol Detail with HUDWELL, Kenneth Allen, QM2, in charge, returned to the ship,
        having completed TAD.
0055    USS STODDARD (DD 566) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
        G. E. SEIGENTHALER, SM1, USN
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: none.
        J. D. MELTON, SK1
0800-   Moored as before.
1200
0917    Oil barge alongside to starboard.
0935    Commenced taking on fuel.
1010    Ceased taking on fuel.
1025    Oil barge away to starboard.
        JAMES E. MENGELS, ENS, USNR
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
1253    Water barge alongside to starboard.
1410    Water barge away to starboard.
        M. H. CARSTENS, LTJG, USNR
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
        R. B. DALAGAN, DK1
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
2305    Lost power throughout the ship.
2307    Power restored aft.
2325    Power restored throughout the ship.
        HAROLD V. GOULD, SK1, USN
        Thursday, 10 October 1968
0000-   Moored port side to USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). The USS PRAIRIE is moored fore and aft to buoys
0400    #1 and #2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This ship is moored with standard destroyer mooring lines
        doubled. Ships present in the harbor include USS CAMP (DER 251) and the USS ALBATROSS
        (MSC 289), various units of the Taiwan Navy and various merchantmen of the world. SOPA is
        Commanding Officer this ship. Steaming #1 boiler and #2 ship service generator. Condition
        of Readiness IV with Material Condition YOKE set.
        R. LONG, MR1
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
        V. J. GROVES, JR., FTC
0400-   Con't. Moored as before.
0800
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentees: *Estovers, H. J., STGSN, USN, UA since 0100 this
        date.
        J. A. WILKERSON, ENS, USNR
0800-   Moored as before.
1200
0830    *Estovers, H. J., STGSN, USN, returned to the ship, UA since 0100 this date.
0909    Received USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL (DD 869) alongside to starboard.
0935    Commanding Officer USS ARNOLD J. ISBELL assumed SOPA.
        J. A. WILKERSON, ENS, USNR
1200-   Moored as before.
1600
1300    *Estovers, H. J. discovered missing from ship. Declared an unauthorized absentee.
1307    Civilian water barge came alongside port bow.
1400    Commenced taking on fresh water.
1530    Completed taking on water. Water barge cast off.
        C. K. FOX, LTJG, USNR
1600-   Moored as before.
2000
        M. F. HELMER, ENS, USNR
2000-   Moored as before.
2400
        S. D. BRECKENRIDGE, GMG1
        Friday, 11 October 1968
0000-   Moored port side to USS PRAIRIE (AD 15). The USS PRAIRIE is moored for and aft to buoys
0400    #1 and #2, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. This ship is moored with standard destroyer mooring lines
        doubled and starboard side to USS A. J. ISBELL (DD 869). No. 1 generator and No. 1 boiler
        on the line and are receiving no services from the tender. SOPA is in USS A. J. ISBELL (DD
        869). The CO is aboard.
        E. ARNOLD, EN1, USN
0400-   Moored as before.
0800
0400    Commenced making all preparations for getting underway.
0640    Stationed the Special Sea & Anchor Detail.
0642    Shifted the OOD Watch to bridge.
        J. W. HICKS, MMC
0400-   Con't. Moored as before.
0800
0705    Set Material Condition YOKE.
0715    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft: fwd 13' 10", aft 14" 7".
0724    Underway, breasting out from the PRAIRIE, made up to the A. J. ISBELL. Captain and
        Navigator on the bridge.
0731    Cast off all lines to the ISBELL. Captain has the conn. Maneuvering to clear the ISBELL.
        Underway for II Corps Tactical Zone, Vietnam, in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT Second
        Quarter FY 69 Employment Schedule.
0733    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while standing out of
        Kaohsiung Harbor.
0739    Passed red breakwater light abeam to port, distance 100 yards.
0748    Took departure for II Corps Tactical Zone, set course 233°, speed 15 knots.
0755    Changed speed to 22 knots.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0800    Secured the Special Sea Detail. JOOD was given the conn.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0800-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0831    Changed course to 232°.
1003    Changed course to 260°.
1004    Changed course to 250°.
1005    Changed course to 232°.
1015    Changed speed to 18 knots.
1056    Changed course to 222°.
        C. K. FOX, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
1600-   Underway as before.
1800
1622    Changed course to 235° to avoid small fishing craft.
1625    Changed course to 222°.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
1800-   Underway as before. Enroute to rendezvous with USS HARWOOD (DD 861) for transfer to this
2000    ship of NGFS turnover material.
1833    Maneuvering to take station astern of HARWOOD.
1859    On station, transfer course 045°, speed 10 knots.
1900    Commenced approach. Captain at the conn.
1914    On station, alongside starboard side of HARWOOD.
1915    Changed base speed to 12 knots. First line on deck.
1920    Commenced receiving turnover material.
1926    Transfer complete.
1929    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of HARWOOD.
1932    Clear of HARWOOD. Set course 200°, speed 22 knots. Enroute rendezvous with USS
        CACAPON (AO 52) in II Corps Tactical Zone, RVN.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2111    Changed course to 205°, changed speed to 23 knots.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
        Saturday, 12 October 1968
0000-   Steaming independently enroute from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to II Corps Tactical Zone, Republic
0400    of Vietnam. Engineering plant set up as follows: 2 and 3 boilers, 1 and 2 ship's service
        generators, plant split, 850° superheat. Base course is 205°, speed 23 knots. Condition of
        Readiness IV and Material Condition YOKE set. Ship darkened except for navigational lights.
        SOPA is Commanding Officer this vessel.
0230    Changed speed to 22 knots.
0255    Changed speed to 23 knots.
        C. K. FOX, LTJG, USNR
0400-   Underway as before.
0800
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0400-   Con't. Underway as before.
0800
0740    Mustered the crew at quarters. New absentees: none.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
0800-   Underway as before.
1200
0837    Changed course to 234°.
0903    Changed speed to 23.5 knots.
1132    Changed course to 236°.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1600-   Underway as before.
1800
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1800-   Underway as before.
2000
1806    Changed speed to 22 knots.
1835    Changed speed to 23.5 knots.
        C. K. FOX, LTJG, USNR
2000-   Underway as before.
2400
2015    Changed course to 235°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
        Sunday, 13 October 1968
0000-   Steaming independently enroute from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, to II Corps Tactical Zone, Republic
0400    of Vietnam, on course 235°, speed 23.5 knots. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this
        ship. Ship is darkened with the exception of normal navigation lights. Condition of Readiness
        IV and Material Condition YOKE are set.
0028    Held Hon Tre Light bearing 302°.
0055    Changed speed to 22 knots.
0115    Changed course to 195°.
0140    Held visual contact bearing 230°, about 4 miles.
0145    Contact identified as the USS CHEMUNG (AO 30).
0149    Stationed the refueling detail. Commenced preparations to rendezvous and refuel from the
        CHEMUNG. Changed course to 230°.
        R. J. GRAY, LTJG, USNR
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0400
0200    Changed course to 235°. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to
        take station 1000 yards astern CHEMUNG.
0214    On station, replenishment course 025°, speed 12 knots.
0219    Commenced approach, JOOD conning. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0222    On station, alongside the starboard side of CHEMUNG.
0225    Received first line.
0233    First hose on deck.
0240    Commenced receiving fuel.
0313    Completed fueling.
0326    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear the starboard side of CHEMUNG.
0328    Secured the Replenishment Detail. Set course 010°, speed 15 knots.
0400    Changed course to 015°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0400-   Underway as before.
0600
0507    Changed speed to 10 knots.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0600    Changed course to 255°.
0607    Changed course to 265°.
0620    Changed course to 270°.
0628    Changed course to 271°.
0631    Changed course to 275°.
0639    Changed course to 278°.
0641    Anchor Detail manned and ready, starboard anchor ready for letting go.
0659    All engines ahead 1/3.
0700    Port engine back 1/3.
0703    Let go the starboard anchor.
0704    All engines stop.
0706    Stopper passed on starboard anchor.
0719    Secured guarding valves and engaged jacking gears on #1 and #2 main engines.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1741    Set the Anchor Detail.
1743    Commenced heaving in the starboard anchor.
1750    Anchor is aweigh.
1752    Anchor is clear. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage.
1758    Set course 126°, speed 22 knots, proceeding to new anchorage to wait for NGFS assignment.

        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1803    Steady on course 126°.
1812    Changed speed to 25 knots.
1816    Changed course to 160°.
1822    Changed speed to 20 knots, changed course to 340°.
1825    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1836    Anchor Detail manned and ready, port anchor ready for letting go.
1838    Changed course to 304°.
1851    Changed course to 308°.
1852    Changed course to 310°.
1856    Changed course to 314°.
1900    All engines ahead 2/3.
1901    All engines ahead 1/3.
1902    Changed course to 314°. All engines stop.
1903    All engines back 1/3.
1905    Let go the port anchor in 14 fathoms of water with mud and sand bottom. All engines stop.
        60 fathoms of anchor chain on deck. Anchor ranges: Hon Mui - 5900 yards; Hon Mot - 5400
        yards; Hon Tam - 4900 yards; Rocky Point - 4900 yards.
1914    Passed the stopper.
1915    Secured guarding valve and engaged jacking gear on #1 and #2 main engines.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Monday, 14 October 1968
0000-   Anchored in Corps Area II off the coast of South Vietnam, near Quan Cam Lam Point. The ship
0400    is waiting for a NGFS mission. Condition of Readiness II is set with mount 51 manned and the
        ship darkened. Material Condition YOKE is set. The engineering plant is split with #2 and #3
        boilers and ship's service generators #1 and #2 on the line. Jacking gear is engaged on both
        main engines. The ship is anchored in 14 fathoms of water with mud and sand bottom. 60
        fathoms of port anchor are on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Hon Mui - 5400 yards; Hon Mot -
        5400 yards; Hon Tam - 4900 yards; Rocky Point - 4900 yards. SOPA and OTC is the
        Commanding Officer this ship.
0050    Set the Anchor Detail.
0052    Commenced heaving in the port anchor. Main engines test satisfactory.
0055    Anchor is aweigh.
0054    Anchor is clear. Proceeding to new NGFS mission, approximately 80 miles north.
0101    Set course 090°, speed 15 knots.
0148    Changed course to 019°.
0430    Changed course to 000°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0700    Changed course to 285°.
0708    Changed course to 281°.
0750    Changed course to 030°.
0751    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0811    Changed course to 210°.
0836    Changed course to 030°.
0911    Changed course to 210°.
0941    Changed course to 030°.
1021    Changed course to 210°.
1037    Changed course to 227°.
1048    Changed course to 030°.
1055    Changed course to 010°.
1102    Changed course to 030°.
1127    Changed course to 210°.
1156    Changed course to 030°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1242    Changed   course   to   210°.
1315    Changed   course   to   030°.
1347    Changed   course   to   210°.
1432    Changed   course   to   010°.
1520    Changed   course   to   210°.
1549    Changed   course   to   030°.
1624    Changed   course   to   210°.
1652    Changed   course   to   030°.
1737    Changed course to 210°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1803    Changed course to 030°.
1811    Changed course to 050°.
1821    Changed course to 030°.
1837    Changed course to 210°.
1901    Changed course to 030°.
1947    Changed course to 210°.
2013    Changed course to 030°.
2052    Changed course to 210°.
2118    Changed course to 025°.
2153    Changed course to 210°.
2155    Changed course to 300°.
2200    Changed course to 275°.
2202    Changed course to 274°.
2205    Anchor Detail manned and ready.
2213    Changed course to 277°.
2217    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2221    Changed course to 278°.
2223    Changed course to 280°. Rung up maneuvering combination 555.
2229    Changed course to 279°.
2230    Changed course to 276°. All engines ahead 2/3.
2231    All engines ahead 1/3. Changed course to 283°.
2232    All engines stop. Change course to 287°.
2233    All engines back 1/3.
2235    Let go the port anchor in 16 fathoms of water off Tuy Hoa Run. There are 60 fathoms of port
        anchor chain on deck. There is a mud and sand bottom. Anchor ranges are: Loa Dua - 3600
        yards; Hon Chua - 4800 yards; breakwater - 6500 yards; mountain -8100 yards.

2238    Passed the stopper.
2240    Secured the Anchor Detail.
2325    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
2330    Secured guarding valves and engaged jacking gears on #1 and #2 main engines.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Tuesday, 15 October 1968
0000-   Anchored in Corps Area II off the coast of South Vietnam, near Tuy Hoa. The ship is firing a
0400    "H" and "I" NGFS Mission at this time. Condition II is set with mount 52 manned and firing to
        port. The ship is darkened. Material Condition YOKE is set. The engineering plant is split with
        boilers #2 and #4 and ship's service generators #1 and #2 on the line. The ship is anchored
        in 16 fathoms with mud and sand bottom. 60 fathoms of port anchor chain are on deck.
        Anchorage ranges are: Lao Dua - 3600 yards; Hon Chua - 4800 yards; breakwater at Tuy Hoa -
        6500 yards. Maneuvering with various rudder and engine combinations to maintain firing
        position. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
0157    End of mission. 60 rounds expended. Ceased firing.
0205    Set the anchor detail.
0207    Commenced heaving in the anchor.
0214    Anchor is aweigh.
0215    Anchor is clear, proceeding to clear the anchorage. Set course 084°, speed 10 knots.

0300    Changed course to 195°.
0317    Changed course to 030°.
0355    Changed course to 210°.
0420    Changed course to 030°.
0514    Changed course to 230°.
0545    Changed course to 030°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Steaming as before.
1200
0607    Changed course to 210°.
0621    Changed course to 030°.
0636    Changed course to 040°.
0642    Changed course to 030°.
0647    Changed course to 020°.
0655    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0656    Changed course to 030°.
0712    Changed course to 210°.
0743    Changed course to 030°.
0834    Changed course to 210°.
0910    Changed course to 030°.
0952    Changed course to 210°.
1025    Changed course to 030°.
1119    Changed course to 210°.
1126    Changed course to 220°.
1148    Changed course to 030°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1228    Changed course to 210°.
1255    Changed course to 030°.
1337    Changed course to 220°.
1410    Changed course to 030°.
1454    Changed course to 210°.
1522    Changed course to 030°.
1600    Changed course to 210°.
1630    Changed course to 025°.
1712    Changed course to 210°.
1738    Changed course to 030°.
1752    Changed course to 270°, changed speed to 15 knots, proceeding to anchorage.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Changed course to 278°, 11800 yards to anchorage.
2400
1807    Changed course to 286°
1810    Anchor Detail manned and ready. Port anchor ready for letting go.
1811    Changed course to 290°.
1816    Changed course to 292°.
1817    Changed course to 295°.
1818    Run up maneuvering combination (555). Changed course to 297°.
1824    Changed course to 286°. Changed course to 270°. All engines ahead 1/3.
1826    All engines stop. All engines back 1/3.
1828    All engines ahead 1/3. All engines back 1/3.
1829    Let go the port anchor in 15 fathoms of water off Tuy Hoa, RVN, with a mud and sand bottom.
        There are 60 fathoms of port anchor chain on deck. Anchor ranges are: Hon Chua - 4450
        yards; Mountain - 8150 yards; and breakwater - 6700 yards.
1831    All engines back 1/3. All engines stop.
1835    Passed the stopper and secured the anchor detail. Commenced twisting the ship to starboard
        with P/E ahead 1/3, S/E back 1/3 to position the ship for gunfire.
1853    Set the anchor detail and commenced heaving around the port anchor.
1855    Ceased heaving around on the port anchor.
1900    Passed the stopper. Secured the anchor detail.
1905    Commenced firing mount 52 off the port quarter.
1956    Stopped twisting the ship for positioning purposes.
2000    Ceased fire, end of target, end of mission, 65 rounds expended. Set the anchor detail.

2007    Anchor detail manned and ready.
2009    Commenced heaving around to short stay.
2012    P/E ahead 1/3, S/E back 1/3.
2015    Anchor aweigh.
2017    P/E ahead 1/3, S/E back 1/3. Coming to course 090°.
2020    All engines ahead 1/3. Secured the anchor detail. Changed speed to 10 knots.
2029    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2037    Changed course to 115°.
2115    Changed course to 130°.
2120    Changed course to 150°.
2121    Stationed the refueling detail for underway replenishment with the USS CACAPON (AO 52)

        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1800-   Con't. Underway as before.
2400
2125    Changed course to 155°.
2131    Commenced maneuvering to take station astern CACAPON. Captain and Navigator on the
        bridge. Replenishment course 350°, speed 12 knots.
2159    On station astern CACAPON, JOOD conning.
2203    Commenced approach on CACAPON.
2206    On station, alongside starboard side of CACAPON.
2210    First line over.
2216    First hose on deck.
2222    Commenced receiving fuel.
2245    Completed fueling.
2300    Commenced receiving fleet freight amidships.
2319    Commenced receiving fresh water aft.
0003    Completed receiving fleet freight and water.
0017    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of CACAPON.
0019    Clear of CACAPON. Set course 240°, speed 15 knots.
0020    Changed speed to 20 knots. Secured the replenishment detail.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
        Wednesday, 16 October 1968
0000-   Underway in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operating Schedule. This ship is
0600    proceeding to station to await a NGFS Mission after completing refueling from the USS
        CACAPON (AO 52). Condition of Readiness II and Material Condition YOKE are set. Mount 52
        is manned. The ship is darkened except for normal navigation lights. The engineering plant is
        split: boilers #2 and #4 and ship's service generators #1 and #2 are on the line. SOPA and
        OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship. Base course is 240°, speed 20 knots.
0036    Changed   course to 230°.
0100    Changed   speed to 10 knots. Changed course to 165°.
0137    Changed   course to 340°.
0218    Changed   course to 140°.
0250    Changed course to 030°. On station, awaiting NGFS Mission. Changed speed to 10 knots.

0315    Changed course to 000°.
0345    Changed course to 210°. Patrolling off the coast of South Vietnam near Tuy Hoa.
0420    Changed course to 030°.
0504    Changed course to 215°.
0531    Changed course to 030°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0609    Changed course to 210°.
0644    Changed course to 030°.
0730    Changed course to 210°.
0740    Changed course to 220°.
0806    Changed course to 030°.
0849    Changed course to 210°.
0925    Changed course to 030°.
1007    Changed course to 210°.
1016    Changed course to 220°.
1042    Changed course to 030°.
1052    Changed course to 020°.
1125    Changed course to 210°.
1158    Changed course to 030°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1235    Changed course to 210°.
1303    Changed course to 030°.
1342    Changed course to 228°.
1414    Changed course to 030°.
1430    Changed course to 153°, changed speed to 20 knots. Proceeding to new operation area near
        Mui Dinh for NGFS assignment.
1525    Changed course to 190°.
1639    Changed speed to 25 knots.
1730    Changed speed to 20 knots.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1927    Changed course to 270°.
1940    Changed course to 284°.
2014    Changed course to 230°, changed speed to 10 knots.
2040    Changed course to 050°.
2144    Changed course to 230°.
2230    Changed course to 050°.
2330    Changed course to 230°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Thursday, 17 October 1968
0000-   Underway independently near Mui Dinh, off the coast of South Vietnam, in accordance with
0600    COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operating Schedule. Condition of Readiness II and Material
        Condition YOKE are set. Mount 52 is manned. The ship is darkened except for dim navigation
        lights. The engineering plant is split with boilers #2 and #4 and ship's service generators #1
        and #2 on the line. The ship is patrolling a track to seaward off Mui Dinh awaiting NGFS
        assignment. OTC and SOPA is the Commanding Officer this ship. Base course is 230°, speed
        10 knots.
0007    Changed course to 050°.
0112    Changed course to 230°.
0155    Changed course to 050°.
0302    Changed course to 241°.
0345    Changed course to 050°.
0452    Changed course to 230°.
0517    Changed course to 240°.
0530    Changed course to 050°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0625    Changed course to 230°.
0626    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0647    Changed course to 220°.
0648    Changed course to 230°.
0706    Changed course to 050°.
0810    Changed course to 230°.
0830    Changed course to 350°.
0839    Changed course to 355°.
0842    Changed course to 010°.
0849    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0852    Changed course to 020°.
0908    Changed course to 000°, changed speed to 5 knots.
0922    Changed course to 016°.
0926    Changed course to 040°.
0935    Changed course to 050°.
0945    Changed course to 060°, changed speed to 10 knots.
0950    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0957    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1023    Changed speed to 10 knots.
1026    Changed course to 230°, changed speed to 5 knots.
1031    All engines stop, rung up maneuvering combination (555).
1032    All engines back 1/3. All engines stop. PBF 82 alongside to deliver passenger, FTCS G. A.
        CARINS.
1035    PBF 82 way from starboard quarter.
1036    Changed speed to 10 knots, changed course to 060°.
1037    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1041    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1059    Changed course to 000°.
1116    Changed course to 284°.
1123    Changed course to 315°. Set the anchor detail.
1125    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1126    All engines ahead 2/3.
1128    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1131    Changed course to 323°.
1134    Changed course to 333°.
1135    All engines back 2/3.
1136    All engines back 1/3. All engines stop.
1142    Let go port anchor in 38 fathoms of water off Cam Rahn, RVN. There is a mud bottom. There
        are 75 fathoms of port anchor chain on deck. Anchor ranges are: Hon Long Doc - 7100 yards;
        Hon Des - 5800 yards, CNO 293 - 5100 yards. Commenced firing mount 51 to port at 1155.

        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1330    Ceased firing. End of mission. 108 rounds expended.
1500    Received second NGFS mission.
1518    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
1638    End of mission. Ceased firing. 175 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
2141    Disengaged jacking gear and opened guarding valve in #1 and #2 main engines. Tested main
        engines. Engines test satisfactory.
2142    Set the anchor detail.
2145    Anchor detail manned and ready.
2148    Commenced heaving in to short stay.
2155    Anchor aweigh.
2157    P/E ahead 1/3, S/E back 1/3, coming to course 190°.
2158    All engines stop.
2200    P/E ahead 1/3, S/E back 1/3.
2202    Anchor hawsed.
2204    P/E ahead 2/3.
2206    All engines ahead 2/3.
2212    Anchor secured for sea. Secured the anchor detail. Changed speed to 23 knots.
2247    Changed course to 213°.
2341    Changed course to 236°.
2350    Changed course to 226°.
2356    Changed course to 213°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Friday, 18 October 1968
0000-   Underway independently in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operation Schedule.
0600    The ship is enroute to refuel with the USS PLATTE (AO 24). Base course is 245°, speed 23
        knots. Condition of Readiness II and Material Condition YOKE are set. The engineering plant
        is split with #1 and #4 boilers and ship's service generators #1 and #2 on the line. The ship
        is darkened except for normal navigation lights. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer
        this ship.
0132    Changed speed to 20 knots.
0155    Set the Refueling Detail.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0200    Commenced preparations for refueling from USS PLATTE (AO 24).
0215    Maneuvering to take station astern PLATTE.
0221    Completed preparations for refueling. On station. Replenishment course 066°, speed 12
        knots. Captain on the bridge, Navigator conning.
0224    Commenced approach.
0227    On station, alongside starboard side of PLATTE.
0233    First line over.
0235    Received first fuel hose.
0244    Commenced receiving fuel.
0301    Fueling completed.
0308    Commenced receiving ammunition.
0449    Completed receiving ammunition, having received from PLATTE: 277 rounds 5"/38 AAC
        projectiles, 117 rounds 5"/38 nonflashless and 39 rounds 5"/38 flashless charges.

0500    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of PLATTE.
0502    Clear of PLATTE. Set course 300°, speed 15 knots.
0504    Secured the replenishment detail.
0548    Changed course to 310°.
0550    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0555    Changed course to 315°. Relieved the USS O'BRIEN (DD 725) on NGFS station.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0620    Set the anchor detail. Changed course to 320°.
0624    Changed course to 316°.
0625    Rung up maneuvering combination (555).
0629    Changed course to 318°.
0635    Changed course to 315°.
0637    All engines ahead 1/3.
0639    All engines stop.
0640    All engines ahead 1/3.
0641    All engines stop. All engines back 1/3.
0643    Let go the port anchor off Vung Phan Shift in 7 fathoms of water with a sand bottom. There
        are 30 fathoms of port anchor chain on deck. Anchor ranges are: Hon Lao - 11350 yards; Hon
        Rom - 4750 yards; Hon Nghe - 7600 yards.
0643    All engines stop.
0649    Secured the anchor detail.
0702    Commenced twisting the ship to starboard with port engine ahead 1/3, starboard engine back
        1/3, to position ship for firing.
0704    All engines stop, ceased twisting the ship.
0720    Commenced firing mount 52 to port (off the quarter).
0748    Secured guarding valve and engaged jacking gear on #1 and #2 main engines.
0829    Cease fire, end of mission, 57 rounds expended.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1340    Set the anchor detail.
1345    Tested main engines satisfactory. Commenced heaving in on port anchor.
1359    Anchor aweigh.
1400    Anchor is clear. Proceeding to clear the anchorage and move approximately four miles NE to
        new anchorage.
1406    Set course to 070°, speed 15 knots.
1414    Changed speed to 10 knots.
1424    All engines stop, maneuvering to anchor.
1426    Let go the stbd. anchor. Anchored in 9 fathoms of water with sand bottom. 30 fathoms of
        stbd. anchor chain on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Mui Nhio - 5650 yards; grid coordinate BN
        17199 (prominent point) - 6350 yards; Hon Nghe - 10900 yards.

1707    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
1730    End of mission, ceased firing, 45 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
2019    Opened guarding valve and disengaged jacking gear on #1 and #2 main engines.
        Commenced twisting ship with port engine ahead 1/3, starboard engine back 1/3 to position
        the ship for firing from mount 52.
2032    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
2041    Ceased twisting ship to starboard.
2052    Shifted firing to mount 51. Commenced twisting ship to port with port engine back 1/3,
        starboard engine ahead 1/3.
2057    Ceased twisting the ship to port.
2112    Commenced firing mount 51.
2144    Secured guarding valve and engaged jacking gear on #1 and #2 main engines.
2323    Cease fire, end of mission, 53 rounds expended.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Saturday, 19 October 1968
0000-   Anchored off the coast of South Vietnam near Nui Binh Nhon in 9 fathoms of water with sand
0600    bottom. 30 fathoms of stbd. anchor chain out on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Mui Nhio -
        5650 yards; Grid coordinate BN 17199 (prominent point) - 6350 yards; Hon Nghe - 10900
        yards. The ship has just completed a NGFS mission. Condition of Readiness II and Material
        Condition YOKE are set. Mount 51 is manned. The ship is darkened. The engineering plant is
        split. Boilers #1 and #4 and ship's service generators #1 and #2 are on the line. SOPA and
        OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
0013    Set the anchor detail.
0016    Commenced heaving in the starboard anchor.
0018    Main engines test satisfactory.
0020    Anchor is aweigh. Underway in accordance with Commanding Officer's verbal orders.
        Maneuvering to clear the anchorage.
0021    Anchor is clear. Set course 130°, speed 10 knots.
0102    Changed course to 220°.
0204    Changed course to 040°, now patrolling a track 7 - 10 miles from our NGFS station.
0300    Changed course to 240°.
0410    Changed course to 050°.
0414    Changed course to 045°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0530    Changed course to 230°.
0605    Changed course to 235°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0603    Changed course to 235°.
0632    Changed course to 030°.
0735    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0853    Changed course to 227°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0925    Changed course to 230°.
1050    Changed course to 245°, changed speed to 15 knots.
1053    Changed course to 235°.
1059    Changed speed to 20 knots.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
1130    Changed course to 238°.
1131    Changed course to 235°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1330    Changed course to 285°.
1401    Stationed the anchor detail for purpose of entering Vung Tau Harbor.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1200-   Con't.
1800
1428    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while conforming to Vung Tau
        Harbor channel.
1453    Passed Vung Tau Harbor Light abeam to starboard at 4 miles.
1504    Received Vung Tau Harbor boat alongside to starboard for transfer of FTCS CARINS (MOTU 13
        TechRep), FFT Subic Bay.
1506    Harbor Patrol boat departed with FTCS CARINS embarked.
1550    Passed Buoy #2 to port at 700 yards.
1630    Anchored at Vung Tau Harbor Anchorage B-16. Nine (9) fathoms of water, mud bottom. 45
        fathoms of chain on deck. Anchorage ranges: Pt. Gohn Rai - 3150 yards; Ka Long Son - 6450
        yards; Pt. Gangio - 8000 yards.
1636    Secured the anchor detail.
1649    Lowered away the motor whale boat.
1652    Motor whale boat underway, enroute USS TUTUILA (ARG 4).
1735    Motor whale boat returned to the ship.
1740    Motor whale boat secured on board.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
1800    Set the anchor detail.
1805    Anchor heaved around to short stay.
1814    Anchor is aweigh. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds while conforming to Vung Tau
        Harbor channel. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
1841    Passed Vung Tau Light abeam to port at 4.5 miles.
1857    Clear of Vung Tau Harbor, set course 140°, speed 10 knots.
1905    Secured the anchor detail.
1907    Changed course to 145°.
1912    Changed course to 160°.
2140    Changed course to 270°.
2205    Changed course to 090°.
2220    Changed course to 092°.
2230    Changed course to 095°.
2232    Changed course to 220°.
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1800-   Con't. Underway as before.
2400
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Sunday, 20 October 1968
0000-   Underway in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operating Schedule. The ship is
0600    steaming independently off the coast of South Vietnam near Vung Tau. Condition of Readiness
        II (relaxed) and Material Condition YOKE are set. The ship is darkened with the exception of
        normal navigation lights. The engineering plant is split with boilers #1 and #4 and ship's
        service generators #1 and #2 on the line. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
        Base course is 270°, speed 10 knots.
0013    Changed course to 090°.
0200    Changed course to 270°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0407    Changed course to 090°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0604    Changed course to 270°.
0716    Changed course to 090°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0726    Changed course to 055°.
0740    Mustered the crew on station. New absentees: none.
0858    Changed speed to 20 knots.
0902    Changed course to 065°.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0600-   Con't.
1200
0920    Changed course to 055°.
1001    Changed course to 065°.
1002    Changed course to 055°.
1048    Changed course to 320°. Set the anchor detail.
1100    Anchor detail manned and ready, starboard anchor ready for letting go.
1112    Changed course to 335°.
1118    Changed course to 000°.
1120    Changed course to 005°.
1122    Rung up maneuvering combination (555). Changed course to 020°.
1124    Changed course to 050°. All engines ahead 2/3.
1125    All engines ahead 1/3, all engines stop.
1126    All engines back 1/3.
1128    Let go the starboard anchor in 6½ fathoms of water on a sand bottom off Pointe Vinay, RVN.
        There are 35 fathoms of anchor chain on deck. Anchor bearings are: Ruins - 318°; Hon Lao -
        077.9°; Light House - 288°.
1128    All engines stop.
1134    Passed the stopper, secured the anchor detail with exception of phone talker.
1147    Secured guarding valves and engaged jacking gears on #1 and #2 main engines.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
1829    Secured jacking gears and opened guarding valves on #1 and #2 main engines. Main engine
        test satisfactory. Set the anchor detail.
1835    Anchor detail manned and ready, commenced heaving around to short stay.
1840    Anchor aweigh.
1841    All engines ahead 1/3.
1842    Changed course to 205°.
1844    Stopper passed, anchor secured for sea.
1845    Secured the anchor detail.
1850    Changed speed to 18 knots.
2009    Changed course to 235°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1800-   Con't. Underway as before.
2400
2040    Set the replenishment detail.
2052    Changed course to 230°. Commenced preparations for refueling and rearming from USS
        CHIPOLA (AO 63).
2054    Changed course to 225°.
2058    Commenced maneuvering to take station astern CHIPOLA.
2104    Completed preparations for refueling and rearming from CHIPOLA.
2107    On station, replenishment course 055°, speed 12 knots.
2113    Commenced approach, Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
2117    On station alongside starboard side of CHIPOLA.
2120    First line on deck.
2127    First hose received.
2133    Commenced receiving fuel.
2148    Fueling completed.
2153    Commenced transferring ammunition.
2204    All fuel hoses clear.
2344    Completed transferring ammunition, having received from USS CHIPOLA: 274 rounds 5"/38
        high explosive controlled variable time projectiles; 379 5"/38 flashless; and 73 5"/38 non-
        flashless charges.
0030    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear the starboard side of CHIPOLA.
0034    Clear of CHIPOLA. Set course 020°, speed 20 knots. Secured the Replenishment Detail.

        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
        Monday, 21 October 1968
0000-   Underway in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operation Schedule. The ship is
0600    steaming independently, proceeding to anchorage after completing unrepping from USS
        CHIPOLA (AO 63). The anchorage chosen for NGFS (H & I) mission is off the coast of South
        Vietnam, near Nui Binh Nhon Mountain. Condition of Readiness II and Material Condition YOKE
        are set. Mount 51 is manned. The ship is darkened except for dim navigation lights. The
        engineering plant is split with boilers #1 and #4 and ship's service generators #1 and #2 on
        the line. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship. Base course is 028°, speed 20
0106    knots.
        Changed speed to 15 knots.
0110    Changed course to 041°.
0123    Changed course to 030°, set the anchor detail.
0131    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0134    Changed speed to 5 knots.
0135    All engines stop. Maneuvering to anchor.
0137    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored off coast of South Vietnam near Nui Binh Nhon in 47
        feet of water with sand bottom. 60 fathoms of starboard anchor chain out on deck.
        Anchorage ranges are: Hao Lao - 16700 yards; Hon Ron - 10100 yards; Hon Nghe - 7950
        yards; Mui Nhio - 8800 yards. Darkened ship.
0232    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
0558    End of mission. Ceased firing. 58 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0612    Anchored as before.
0740    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
1012    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
1016    Disengaged jacking gear and opened guarding valve in #1 and #2 main engines. Tested main
        engines. Engines test satisfactory. Commenced twisting the ship to port to position the ship
        for firing.
1050    Ceased twisting ship, secured guarding valves and engaged jacking gear on #1 and #2 main
        engine.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1218    End of mission. Ceased firing. 144 rounds expended.
1405    Set the anchor detail.
1416    Commenced heaving in on starboard anchor.
1426    Anchor is clear. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage.
1429    Set course 075°, speed 20 knots. Proceeding approximately 22 miles north to rendezvous
        with patrol boat to pick up MOTU Technician and parts.
1522    Changed course to 035°, changed speed to 15 knots.
1527    Maneuvering to receive patrol boat to stbd.
1529    All ahead stop.
1531    Patrol boat alongside to stbd. FTCS CARINS is aboard.
1537    Patrol Boat PCF 44 is clear. Proceeding back to NGFS anchorage. Set course 230°, speed 18
        knots.
1540    Set DASH Flight Quarters.
1604    Changed course to 264°.
1616    Changed course to 268°. Secure from Flight Quarters.
1638    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1644    Changed speed to 10 knots.
1646    Changed speed to 5 knots. Maneuvering to anchor.
1649    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored near Nui Binh Nhon in 46 feet of water with sand
        bottom. 60 fathoms of starboard chain on deck. Anchorage bearings: BN 179199 (Prominent
        Point) - 354.9°; Mui Nhio - 042°; Phan Ri Cua - 314.1°.
1700    Secured main engines.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
2159    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Tuesday, 22 October 1968
0000-   Anchored off the coast of South Vietnam near Nui Binh Nhon (mountain) in 46 feet of water
0600    with sand bottom. 60 fathoms of stbd. anchor chain out on deck. Anchorage bearings are:
        Grid Coordinate BN 179199 (prominent point) 354.9°; Mui Nhio 042°; Phan Ri Cua 314.1°.
        The ship is in process of firing NGFS (H & I) mission. Condition of Readiness II and Material
        Condition YOKE are set. The ship is darkened. Mount 51 is manned and firing to port. The
        engineering plant is split with boilers #2 and #4 and ship's service generators #1 and #2 on
        the line. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
0645    End of mission. Ceased firing. 70 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Anchored as before.
1200
0714    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0935    Accident on Dash Deck. Drone overturned while turning up. One personnel injury. LTJG. R.
        W. PERKINS, USNR, 715303/1105, received laceration under the right eye. Dash Fire
        Party on scene.
0939    Drone fire out.
0955    Set the Helo Detail to receive helo for medical evacuation of LTJG. PERKINS.
1012    Helo on deck.
1013    Helo departed ship with LTJG. PERKINS aboard.
1023    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
1136    Cease fire, end of mission, 75 rounds expended.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1318    Medivac Helo approaching the ship. Set the Helo Detail.
1317    Helo on deck. LTJG. PERKINS returned to the ship.
1320    Helo clear. Secured the Helo Detail.
1440    Shifted boilers forward. #1 and #4 boiler now on the line.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
2201    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Wednesday, 23 October 1968
0000-   Anchored off the coast of South Vietnam near Nui Binh Nhon (mountain) in 46 feet of water
0600    with sand bottom. 60 fathoms of stbd. anchor chain out on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Hon
        Nghe - 7600 yards; Grid Coord. BN 179199 (prominent point) - 5600 yards; Mui Nhio - 8400
        yds. The ship is in the process of firing NGFS (H & I) mission. Condition of Readiness II and
        Material Condition YOKE are set. Mount 51 is manned and firing to port. The ship is
        darkened. The engineering plant is split with boilers #1 & #4 and ship's service generators #1
        & #2 on the line. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
0542    End of mission. Ceased fire. 60 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Anchored as before.
1200
0730    Received daily muster report, new absentees: none.
0825    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
0927    End of mission. Mission consisted of three targets. 80 rounds expended.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
1943    Set the anchor detail. Made all preparations for getting underway. Disengaged jacking gears
        and opened guarding valves on #1 and #2 main engines. Main engine test satisfactory.

1946    Commenced heaving around to short stay.
1952    Port engine back 1/3, starboard engine ahead 1/3.
1955    All engines stop.
1959    Anchor aweigh.
2000    Port engine ahead 1/3, starboard engine back 1/3, coming to course 180°.
2004    Anchor hawsed.
2005    All engines ahead 1/3.
2006    All engines ahead 2/3.
2009    Anchor secured for sea. Secured the anchor detail.
2014    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2046    Changed course to 235°, changed speed to 20 knots.
2145    Changed course to 230°.
2150    Changed course to 225°.
2202    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2206    Changed course to 175°.
2209    Changed course to 172°.
2212    Changed speed to 10 knots, changed course to 230°.
2214    Changed course to 210°.
2217    Changed course to 235°.
2224    Changed course to 053°.
2255    Commenced maneuvering with various courses and speeds to take station 1000 yards astern
        of USS MANATEE (AO 58).
2258    Stationed the refueling detail.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Thursday, 24 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with USS MANATEE (AO 58) and USCGC WINNEBAGO (WHEC 40) in
0600    replenishment formation off the coast of II Corp Tactical Zone, RVN, in accordance with
        COMSEVENTHFLT Second Quarter FY 69 Employment Schedule. This unit is station L5,
        WINNEBAGO in station L4. Formation and replenishment course 048°, speed 12 knots. USS
        TAYLOR (DD 468) is clearing the starboard side of MANATEE. OTC and SOPA is Commanding
        Officer, MANATEE. MANATEE is guide, bearing 048°, 500 yards. Condition of Readiness II and
        Material Condition YOKE are set. Ship darkened except for running lights.
0025    Change replenishment course to 080°, speed 12 knots.
0032    Commenced approach. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0038    On station alongside starboard side of MANATEE.
0044    First line over.
0046    Received first fuel hose.
0051    Commenced receiving fuel.
0104    Commenced transferring ammunition.
0111    Fueling completed.
0117    All hoses clear.
0143    Experienced trouble with gyro, steering 080° PSTGC. Secured transferring ammunition.

0230    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of MANATEE.
0231    Clear of MANATEE, set course 300° PSTGC, speed 20 knots. Secured the replenishment detail.

        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0300    Changed course to 240° M.
0316    Changed course to 300° M.
0322    Changed speed to 10 knots. Changed course to 068° M.
0410    Changed course to 248° M.
0500    Changed course to 070° T.
0514    Gyro functioning normally.
0555    Changed course to 250°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0554    Changed course to 250°.
0620    Changed course to 240°.
0622    Changed course to 250°.
0651    Changed course to 070°.
0703    Changed course to 315°, set the anchor detail, changed speed to 15 knots.
0706    Starboard anchor ready for letting go.
0707    Changed course to 310°.
0709    Changed course to 309°.
0711    Changed course to 307°.
0713    Changed course to 306°.
0715    Changed course to 307°.
0721    Changed course to 308°.
0727    Changed course to 311°, rung up maneuvering combination (555).
0728    All engines ahead 1/3.
0729    All engines stop.
0730    All engines back 1/3. Port engine ahead 1/3. Starboard engine back 1/3.
0731    All engines back 1/3.
0732    Let go the starboard anchor in 7 fathoms of water off Mui Nhio, RVN, on a sand bottom. There
        are 45 fathoms of starboard anchor chain on deck. Anchor bearings are: Hon Nghe - 7300
        yards; Binh Nhow - 5250 yards; Mui Nhio - 8800 yards. All engines stop.

0735    Passed the stopper.
0737    Secured the anchor detail.
0750    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
0803    Starboard engine ahead 1/3, Port engine back 1/3 to twist the ship to port.
0837    End of mission, three targets fired on, 60 rounds expended.
0842    Secured the guarding valves and engaged the jacking gears on #1 and #2 main engines.

1127    Commenced firing mount 51 to port.
1128    End of target, 12 rounds expended. End of mission.
1155    Set the Anchor Detail.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
1230    Set the Anchor Detail. Tested the main engines satisfactory.
1232    Commenced heaving in the starboard anchor.
1245    Anchor is aweigh.
1246    Anchor is clear. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage.
1248    Set course 205°, speed 20 knots. Proceeding to rendezvous with patrol craft to pick up MOTU
        Technician.
1303    MOTU Tech. is not in the area, returning to anchorage. Changed course to 025°, changed
        speed to 15 knots. Set the Anchor Detail.
1311    Changed speed to 10 knots.
1317    Changed course to 035°.
1319    Changed speed to 5 knots.
1338    Changed course to 050°.
1349    All engines stop. Maneuvering to anchor.
1350    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in 46 feet of water with sand bottom. 60 fathoms of
        starboard chain out on deck. Anchorage bearings are: Hon Nghe - 315.7°; Nui Din Nhon -
        003.9°; Moi Nhoi - 043°.
1535    Shift boilers aft. #1 and #3 now on the line.
1543    Set the Anchor Detail.
1548    Main engines test satisfactory. Commenced heaving in on anchor.
1555    Anchor is aweigh.
1556    Anchor is clear. Maneuvering to clear the anchorage.
1601    Set course 203°, speed 20 knots.
1615    Changed course to 230°.
1629    Changed course to 260°.
1631    Changed course to 205°.
1639    Changed course to 230°.
1652    Changed course to 275°.
1711    Changed course to 030°, changed speed to 10 knots.
1725    Changed course to 035°. Proceeding into new anchorage to await NGFS assignment.

1742    Changed course to 050°.
1757    Changed course to 058°, changed speed to 5 knots.
1759    All engines stop. Maneuvering to anchor.
1800    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in 7 fathoms of water with sand bottom near Xa-Phan
        Thiet. 60 fathoms of chain out on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Hon Lao - 10,400 yards; Mui
        Da - 5,550 yards; Xa-Phan Thiet - 11,800 yards.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
1840    Set the Anchor Detail.
1844    Anchor Detail manned and ready.
1847    Commenced heaving around to short stay.
1851    Port engine back 1/3, starboard engine ahead 1/3.
1852    All engines stop.
1853    Port engine back 1/3, starboard engine ahead 1/3.
1859    Anchor aweigh.
1900    Port engine ahead 1/3, starboard engine back 1/3. All engines ahead 1/3.
1904    Anchor hawsed. All engines ahead 2/3, changed speed to 10 knots.
1906    Changed course to 160°.
1907    Anchor secured for sea. Secured the Anchor Detail.
1908    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1910    Changed course to 155°.
1912    Changed speed to 17 knots.
1918    Changed course to 130°.
1933    Changed speed to 20 knots.
2000    Changed course to 125°.
2011    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2018    Changed course to 165°.
2027    Station Replenishment Detail.
2032    LTJG. MILLARD, USN, assumed the conn.
2033    Changed course to 150°.
2036    LT. ISAACSON assumed the deck.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Friday, 25 October 1968
0000-   Underway independently IAW COMSEVENTHFLT's Quarterly Operation Schedule. The ship is
0600    off the coast of South Vietnam, proceeding to anchorage near Xa-Phan Thiet, after completing
        replenishing from the USS ZELIMA (AF 49).
0034    Changed course to 000°.
0037    Changed course to 005°.
0049    Changed course to 050°.
0051    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0055    Changed course to 055°.
0058    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0105    Changed speed to 5 knots. Maneuvering to anchor.
0109    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored in 7 fathoms of water with sand bottom, near Xa-Phan
        Thiet, off South Vietnam. 60 fathoms of starboard anchor chain out on deck. Anchorage
        ranges are: Hon Lao - 9,750 yards; Mui Da - 7,600 yards; Xa-Phan Thiet - 14,150 yards.
        Condition of Readiness II and Material Condition YOKE are set. Mount 51 is manned. The ship
        is darkened. The engineering plant is split with #1 and #3 boilers and ship's service
        generators #1 and #2 on the line. SOPA and OTC is the Commanding Officer this ship.
0131    Commenced firing mount 51 to port in reply to NGFS (H & I) assignment.
0541    End of mission. Ceased fire. 50 rounds expended.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Anchored as before.
1200
1104    Received daily muster report, new absentees: none.
1153    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Anchored as before.
1800
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Anchored as before.
2400
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1800-   (Con't.)
2400
2305    Commenced preparations for getting underway.
2320    Completed all preparations for getting underway. Commenced heaving in on the starboard
        anchor.
2326    Anchor is aweigh.
2327    Port engine ahead 1/3. Starboard engine back 1/3. Right full rudder.
2333    Changed speed to 5 knots.
2334    Changed speed to 10 knots.
2336    Changed speed to 15 knots. Changed course to 180°.
2343    Secured Anchor Detail.
2353    Changed course to 090°.
        C. K. FOX, LTJG, USNR
        Saturday, 26 October 1968
0000-   Underway independently in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT Second Quarter FY 69
0600    Employment Schedule. The ship is enroute from NGFS station to rearm from the USS MT.
        KATMAI (AE 16). Condition of Readiness II and Material Condition YOKE are set. Mount 51 is
        manned. The ship is darkened with the exception of navigation lights. The engineering plant
        is split with boilers 2 and 4 and ship's service generators 1 and 2 on the line. SOPA and OTC
        is the Commanding Officer this ship. Base course is 090°, speed 15 knots.
0150    Changed course to 055°.
0228    Set the Rearming Detail.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0229    Commenced preparations for rearming from USS MT. KATMAI.
0249    Changed course to 060°.
0255    Maneuvering to take station astern MT. KATMAI.
0303    On station, replenishment course 055°, speed 12 knots. Completed preparations for
        rearming.
0500    Commenced approach, JOOD conning. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0504    On station alongside port side of MT. KATMAI.
0510    First line over.
0520    Commenced transferring ammunition.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0604    Completed transferring ammunition.
0648    Commenced personnel high-line transfer.
0707    Completed personnel transfer. All lines clear.
0709    Maneuvering to clear the port side of MT. KATMAI.
0710    Clear of MT. KATMAI. Set course 250°, speed 20 knots.
0713    Changed course to 245°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0735    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0740    Mustered the crew on station. New absentees: none.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0819    Changed course to 260°.
1033    Changed course to 250°.
1131    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1147    Changed course to 245°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
1200-   Underway as before.
1600
1226    Changed course to 290°.
1236    Set the Anchor Detail.
1237    Changed course to 284°, changed speed to 10 knots.
1241    Changed speed to 5 knots. Changed course to 090°. Maneuvering to anchor.
1245    Let go the starboard anchor. Anchored near Xa-Phan Thiet in 7 fathoms of water with sand
        bottom. 60 fathoms of starboard chain out on deck. Anchorage ranges are: Pt. Vinat - 8100
        yards; Ikega - 9200 yards; Phan Thiet - 5400 yards.
1304    Commenced heaving in on the starboard anchor.
1309    Anchor is aweigh.
1311    Anchor is clear. The ship has been ordered to proceed north to relieve the USS LEONARD F.
        MASON (DD 852) on Sea Dragon Operations. The ship is lying to awaiting permission from II
        Corps Area NGLO to leave station.
1335    Permission received from NGLO. Proceeding north. Base course 120°, speed 15 knots.

1343    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1350    Changed speed to 25 knots. Changed course to 090°.
1358    Changed course to 055°.
1427    Changed course to 072°.
1500    Changed course to 080°.
1552    Changed course to 040°.
1645    Changed course to 028°.
1719    Changed course to 033°.
1747    Changed course to 028°.
1752    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1754    Changed course to 000°, changed speed to 15 knots. Stationed the Anchor Detail.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1815    Changed course to 005°.
1836    Changed course to 310°.
1840    Changed course to 300°.
1843    Changed course to 310°.
1848    Changed speed to 18 knots.
1850    Changed course to 350°.
1851    Changed course to 000°.
1856    Changed course to 055°, changed speed to 10 knots.
1902    All engines stop.
1904    All engines back 1/3. All engines stop.
1941    ETC JOHNSON and Technical Representative WINCHESTER came aboard via PBR from
        USCGC WINNEBAGO.
1943    Starboard engine ahead 2/3.
1945    Starboard engine ahead standard.
1946    All engines ahead 2/3. Changed course to 230°.
1952    Changed course to 180°.
1958    Changed course to 100°, changed speed to 15 knots.
2013    Changed course to 050°, changed speed to 20 knots.
2015    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2016    Anchor secured for sea. Changed speed to 18 knots.
2017    Changed speed to 25 knots. Secured the Anchor Detail. Set Condition III watches.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1800-   Con't. Underway as before.
2400
2100    Changed course to 010°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Sunday, 27 October 1968
0000-   Steaming independently in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT Op Order 201-68, enroute from
0600    II Corp, South Vietnam, to the contiguous waters of North Vietnam. Base course 000°, speed
        25 knots. SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer this ship. Condition of Readiness III
        (modified) and Material Condition YOKE set. Ship darkened except for standard navigation
        lights.
0015    Changed course to 345°.
0040    Sonar contact bearing 073°, range 11060 yards.
0230    Changed course to 320°. Made rendezvous with USS WALLER (DD 466).
0234    Commenced preparations for light line transfer. Set course 020°, changed speed to 12 knots.

0300    WALLER alongside for light line transfer.
0316    Transfer complete.
0320    All lines clear.
0325    Changed course to 343°, changed speed to 25 knots.
0421    Changed course to 355°.
0449    Changed course to 335°.
0455    Changed course to 343°.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0624    Changed course to 334°.
0634    Changed course to 332°.
0801    Changed speed to 27 knots.
0802    Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0811    Condition ZEBRA set.
0848    Condition YOKE set. Secured from General Quarters.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0851    Changed course to 322°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1524    Changed course to 328°.
1526    Changed course to 335°.
1552    Changed course to 340°.
1557    Changed course to 335°.
1558    Changed course to 340°. Changed course to 335°.
1610    Changed course to 330°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Con't. Underway as before.
1800
1622    Stationed the Replenishment Detail. Commenced preparations for refueling from USS
        MISPILLION (AO 105).
1626    Maneuvering to take station astern MISPILLION for light line personnel transfer.
1640    On station. Replenishment course 330°, speed 12 knots. Completed preparations for going
        alongside.
1644    Commenced approach. Captain conning. Navigator on the bridge.
1649    On station, alongside starboard side of MISPILLION.
1651    First line on deck.
1655    Commenced personnel transfer.
1701    Completed personnel transfer.
1703    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of MISPILLION.
1704    Commenced maneuvering to take lifeguard station 1000 yards astern MISPILLION.
1709    Secure the Replenishment Detail. Set the Lifeguard Detail.
1710    On station 1000 yards astern MISPILLION in lifeguard station. Maneuvering at various courses
        at various speeds to maintain station.
1738    Set the Replenishment Detail.
1747    Commenced approach on MISPILLION. Navigator conning. Captain on the bridge. Secured
        the Lifeguard Detail.
1751    On station alongside starboard side of MISPILLION.
1753    First line over.
1755    Received first fuel hose.
1759    Commenced receiving fuel.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1834    Fueling completed.
1841    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of MISPILLION.
1836    Clear of MISPILLION. Set course 192°, speed 22 knots.
1842    Secured the Replenishment Detail.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
        Monday, 28 October 1968
0000-   Underway in company with USS BERKELEY (DDG 15) and USS LEONARD F. MASON (DD 852),
0600    operating at sea off the coast of Route Package I, North Vietnam, in accordance with
        COMSEVENTHFLT Second Quarter FY 69 Employment Schedule. This ship is guide in station 2
        of a column of three ships. Formation course is 143°, formation speed 18 knots. BERKELEY is
        in station 1, MASON is in station 3. SOPA is COMDESDIV 192 in BERKELEY. OTC is
        COMDESDIV 192 in BERKELEY. Condition of Readiness I and Material Condition ZEBRA are
0004    set. Ship is darkened.
        Commenced firing.
0011    Ceased firing.
0012    Changed course to 090°.
0013    Changed speed to 25 knots.
0015    BERKELEY assumed the guide.
0016    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while taking station 4000
        yards astern of the guide.
0038    On station.
0039    Changed formation course 168°, formation speed 22 knots.
0042    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while keeping station.

0102    Set Material Condition YOKE.
0107    Secured from General Quarters. Ammunition expended: 4 rounds 5"/38 HE-CVT and 21
        rounds 5"/38 Hi-Capacity projectiles and 25 rounds flashless powder cartridges with no
        casualties.
0115    Changed formation course 138°, speed 22 knots.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0000-   Con't. Underway as before.
0600
0128    Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Set Condition ZEBRA.
0142    Set Condition YOKE.
0143    Changed course to 138°.
0145    Secured from General Quarters.
0210    Changed course to 335°, changed speed to 15 knots. Took station 4000 yards astern of USS
        BERKELEY (DDG 15).
0213    Changed course to 045°, changed speed to 22 knots.
0215    Changed speed to 15 knots. Changed course to 120°.
0235    Changed course to 345°. Proceeding to rendezvous with USS MASON (DD 852) for highline.
        Highline course is 345°, speed 12 knots.
0238    Maneuvering to take station 500 yards astern of MASON.
0240    Set the Highline Detail.
0245    On station.
0256    Commenced approach on USS MASON. OOD has the deck and conn. The Captain and
        Navigator are on the bridge.
0304    Alongside. First line on deck.
0331    First load on deck.
0430    Last load on deck.
0438    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear the MASON.
0440    Clear, proceeding to station 4000 yards astern of USS BERKELEY. Base course is 180°, speed
        12 knots. Secured the Highline Detail.
0513    On station.
0553    Changed course to 000°.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Underway as before. Changed speed to 12.5 knots.
1200
0628    Changed speed to 12 knots.
0631    Changed course to 036°, changed speed to 15 knots.
0632    Changed speed to 20 knots, changed course to 048°.
0635    Changed course to 053°.
0638    Changed course to 040°.
0639    Changed course to 015°. Changed course to 000°.
0640    Changed speed to 12 knots.
0641    Changed speed to 12.2 knots.
0644    Changed speed to 12 knots.
0656    Changed speed to 11.5 knots.
0657    Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0658    Changed course to 359°.
0700    Changed course to 322°.
0702    Changed course to 320°.
0711    Changed course to 318°.
0718    Changed course to 322°.
0722    Changed course o 000°.
0723    Changed course to 358°, changed speed to 12 knots.
0726    Changed speed to 12.5 knots.
0729    Changed course to 000°.
0732    Changed course to 240°.
0733    Changed course to 236°.
0737    Changed speed to 12 knots, changed course to 240°.
0739    Changed speed to 12.5 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0739    Went to General Quarters. Changed course to 151°. Set Material Condition ZEBRA.
0745    Changed speed to 22 knots. Changed course to 240°.
0748    Changed speed to 25 knots. Changed course to 198°.
0754    Changed speed to 17.5 knots. Changed course to 196°.
0758    Changed course to 180°.
0800    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while setting up for firing run
        with BERKELEY on highway segment.
0818    Set course 135°, speed 19 knots.
0824    Commenced firing.
0834    Changed course to 315°.
0843    Changed course to 022°.
0847    Ceased firing. Changed course to 090°.
0850    Changed course to 055°. Changed course to 060°.
0855    Stationed the Helo In-Flight Refueling Detail. Changed course to 000°, changed speed to 19
        knots.
0858    Helo alongside port quarter. Commenced transferring to helo.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0922    Completed transferring to helo.
0925    Helo away to port.
0926    Secured Helo In-Flight Refueling Detail. Set course 095°.
0928    Changed speed to 22 knots. Proceeding to station on the port quarter of the BERKELEY for
        light line transfer.
0930    Set Material Condition YOKE.
0933    Changed course to 148°. Secured from General Quarters. Stationed the Light Line
        Replenishment Detail.
0934    Changed speed to 12 knots. On station on the port quarter of the BERKELEY. Replenishment
        course 150°, speed 12 knots. Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0943    Commenced approach.
0945    On station alongside starboard side of the BERKELEY.
0950    First line over.
1026    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear the BERKELEY.
1034    Maneuvering to take station 4000 yards astern the BERKELEY. Base course 210°, speed 15
        knots.
1042    On station.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
1047    Changed   course to 212°.
1048    Changed   course to 210°.
1052    Changed   course to 212°, changed speed to 15 knots.
1056    Changed   course to 213°.
1104    Changed   course to 212°.
1119    Changed   course to 208°.
1132    Changed   course to 150°.
1137    Changed   course to 153°.
1138    Changed   speed to 15.5 knots.
1140    Changed   course to 150°.
1141    Changed   course to 148°.
1145    Changed course to 145°.
1148    Changed course to 140°.
1149    Changed course to 142°.
1158    Changed course to 140°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1203    Changed course to 139°.
1209    Stationed the DASH Fire Party.
1228    Changed course to 130°.
1229    Changed course to 330°.
1236    Changed course to 320°.
1237    Changed speed to 16 knots, changed course to 305°.
1239    Changed course to 310°.
1240    Changed course to 307°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Con't. Underway as before.
1800
1248    Changed course to 320°, changed speed to 15 knots.
1251    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1304    Changed course to 140°, changed speed to 10 knots.
1310    Changed course to 125°.
1322    Maneuvering to take station ahead of BERKELEY, distance 2000 yards. Base course 140°,
        speed 15 knots.
1421    This ship assumed guide.
1440    Maneuvering at various courses and speeds while conducting DASH Operations.
1559    DASH launched.
1734    Recovered DASH. Secured DASH Fire Party.
1739    Maneuvering to take station 4000 yards astern of BERKELEY.
1749    On station. Guide is BERKELEY, bearing 190°, distance 4000 yards.
1752    Changed course to 145°, changed speed to 12 knots.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1803    Changed course to 147°, changed speed to 11.5 knots. Commenced maneuvering on various
        courses at various speeds while station keeping.
1855    Changed base course to 090°.
1905    Changed course to 280°.
1930    Changed course to 325°. Assumed the guide.
1935    Changed base speed to 18 knots.
1937    Changed speed to 12 knots.
1957    Changed course to 000°, changed speed to 17 knots.
2000    Changed speed to 21 knots.
2003    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while conducting WBLC
        search.
2222    Commenced firing at possible WBLC.
2226    Ceased firing.
2230    Retiring from firing course. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds
        continuing WBLC search.
2350    Set course 340°, maneuvering for H & I firing run.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
        Tuesday, 29 October 1968
0000-   Underway in company with USS BERKELEY (DDG 15) operating off the coast of Route Package
0600    I, North Vietnam, in accordance with COMSEVENTHFLT Second Quarter Fiscal Year 69
        Employment Schedule. SOPA and OTC is COMDESDIV 192 in BERKELEY. The ship is darkened
        and Condition of Readiness I and Material Condition ZEBRA (modified) is set. EMCON
        Condition ECHO is set. The ship is in position for an H & I firing mission with the BERKELEY as
        support ship.
0002    Batteries released.
0003    Commenced firing mount 52 to port.
0014    Cease fire, end of mission. 30 rounds expended.
0015    Changed course to 125°.
0016    Changed course to 220°.
0029    Changed course to 150°. Commenced making a WBLC sweep with ORLECK as firing ship and
        BERKELEY as support ship. Firing ship station is 14 to 17 thousand yards from the shore line
        on a track from 17'55" N to 17'30" N. Support ship station is 4 to 6 thousand yards astern the
        firing ship and 14 to 17 thousand yards from the shore line.

0030    Changed   speed to 17.5 knots.
0036    Changed   course to 210°.
0039    Changed   speed to 18 knots.
0041    Changed   course to 160°.
0043    Changed   course to 155°.
0047    Changed   speed to 17 knots.
0048    Changed   course to 120°.
0053    Changed   speed to 20 knots.
0058    Changed   course to 217°.
0103    Changed   speed to 18 knots.
0107    Changed   course to 133°.
0110    Changed   speed to 17 knots.
0117    Changed   speed to 17.5 knots.
0120    Changed   course to 115°.
0125    Changed   course to 225°.
0130    Changed   course to 155°.
0132    Changed   speed to 18.5 knots.
0136    Changed   course to 120°.
0148    Changed   speed to 17 knots.
0149    Changed   course to 240°.
0156    Changed   course to 090°.
0157    Changed   course to 120°.
0211    Changed   course to 280°.
0218    Changed   course to 340°.
0220    Changed   speed to 18 knots.
0227    Changed   speed to 20 knots.
0229    Changed   course to 010°.
0231    Changed   speed to 17 knots.
0234    Changed   course to 270°.
0242    Changed   course to 040°.
0243    Changed   speed to 17.5 knots.
0251    Changed   course to 305°.
0254    Changed   speed to 18 knots.
0311    Changed   course to 015°.
0312    Changed   speed to 17 knots.
0314    Changed   course to 090°.
0315    Changed   speed to 18 knots.
0323    Changed course to 290°.
0324    Changed course to 022°. Changed speed to 20 knots.
0328    Changed course to 005°.
0336    Changed course to 357°.
0342    Changed course to 349°.
0343    Changed course to 007°.
0349    Changed course to 000°. Changed speed to 18 knots.
0353    Changed speed to 19 knots.
0354    Changed course to 003°.
0355    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0357    Changed speed to 17.5 knots.
0402    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0408    Changed speed to 20 knots. Changed course to 040°.
0413    Changed speed to 21.5 knots. Changed course to 020°.
0417    Changed speed to 15 knots. BERKELEY commenced firing at H & I target.
0421    Changed course to 320°.
0423    Changed speed to 17 knots.
0425    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0426    Changed speed to 20 knots.
0433    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0435    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0436    Changed course to 160°.
0438    Changed course to 135°.
0440    Changed course to 138°.
0445    Changed course to 160°. Changed speed to 15 knots.
0447    Changed speed to 15.5 knots.
0453    Changed speed to 16 knots.
0456    Changed course to 180°. Commenced WBLC sweep. BERKELEY firing ship, ORLECK support
        ship.
0503    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0516    Changed speed to 20 knots.
0523    Changed speed to 17 knots.
0533    Changed speed to 21 knots.
0535    Changed speed to 21.5 knots.
0542    Changed speed to 19 knots.
0547    Changed course to 185°.
0549    Changed course to 145°. Changed speed to 19 knots.
0553    Changed speed to 22 knots.
0558    Changed speed to 20 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0603    Changed course to 325°.
0607    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0619    Changed course to 340°. Changed speed to 12 knots.
0634    Changed course to 020°.
0645    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0716    Stationed the DASH Fire Party.
0729    Commenced turning up DASH.
0741    Changed course to 190°.
0819    Changed speed to 17 knots.
0830    Changed course to 010°. Changed speed to 15 knots.
0839    Changed speed to 12 knots.
0859    Changed course to 190°.
0900    Completed DASH turn up.
0933    Changed course to 010°.
1032    Changed course to 110°. Changed speed to 15 knots.
1034    Flight Quarters. Commenced preparations to receive helicopter.
1039    Changed course to 130°.
1040    Received helicopter.
1047    ETC JOHNSON transferred to helicopter.
1048    Helicopter clear of ship. Set course 080°. Changed speed to 15 knots. Maneuvering to regain
        station.
1049    Secured Flight Quarters.
1052    A tactical signal was improperly relayed to the bridge. Upon trying to clarify the situation,
        BERKELEY turned to port. This ship turned immediately to continue regaining station. The
        Commanding Officer personally relieved LT. A. G. BALIAN of the deck and the conn.

        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before. Ship is proceeding to station 4000 yards to seaward of the USS
1200    BERKELEY, who is the guide. On station the guide will bear 215° at 4000 yards.

1112    OOD assumed the deck and conn.
1155    On station. Changed speed to 20 knots.
1141    Changed course to 172°.
1144    Proceeding to station 4000 yards astern of the guide.
1152    On station. Base course 170°, speed 20 knots.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1220    Changed course to 150°.
1241    Changed speed to 12 knots.
1320    Changed course to 330°.
1330    Changed course to 010°. Maneuvering independently, remaining within 5 miles of USS
        BERKELEY.
1340    Changed course to 150°.
1409    Changed course to 000°.
1426    Changed course to 300°.
1514    Changed course to 000°. Proceeding back to station 4000 yards astern of USS BERKELEY.

1558    On station, base course is 010°, speed 12 kts.
1604    Changed base course to 190°.
1648    Changed course to 010°.
1657    This ship assumed guide.
1730    Changed course to 310°. USS BERKELEY assumed guide.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
1200-   (Cont.) Underway as before.
1800
1739    Changed course to 314°.
1744    Changed course to 310°. Changed speed to 11.5 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1800-   Underway as before. Positioning the ship for H & I mission with BERKELEY as firing ship and
2400    ORLECK as support ship. Support ship station is 4000 yards astern of the guide.

1824    Changed course to 335°. Changed speed to 12.5 knots.
1832    Changed course to 340°.
1844   Changed speed to 12 knots.
1846   Changed course to 145°.
1849   Changed course to 147°.
1850   Changed speed to 11 knots.
1852   Changed course to 280°.
1854   Changed speed to 15 knots.
1857   Changed course to 305°.
1902   Changed speed to 17 knots.
1903   Changed course to 318°.
1907   Changed course to 300°.
1910   Changed course to 280°. Changed speed to 15 knots.
1912   Changed course to 350°.
1914   Changed course to 345°.
1918   Changed course to 340°.
1922   Changed course to 335°. BERKELEY commenced firing H & I.
1925   Changed course to 350°.
1926   Changed course to 170°.
1930   Changed speed to 16 knots.
1936   Changed speed to 17.5 knots.
1939   Changed speed to 15 knots.
1945   Changed speed to 22 knots. BERKELEY ceased firing. Commenced WBLC sweep with
       BERKELEY as lead ship and ORLECK as support ship. Support ship station is 4000 to 6000
       yards on a northerly bearing from the guide and 15000 to 18000 yards from the coast.

1951   Changed   course to 197°.
1955   Changed   speed to 22.5 knots.
1958   Changed   speed to 17 knots.
2011   Changed   course to 150°. Changed speed to 21 knots.
2021   Changed   course to 130°.
2023   Changed   course to 125°.
2025   Changed   course to 130°.
2028   Changed   course to 170°.
2035   Changed   course to 135°.
2042   Changed   course to 140°.
2044   Changed   course to 135°.
2048   Changed   course to 140°.
2051   Changed   course to 347°.
2053   Changed   speed to 18 knots. Changed speed to 19 knots.
2055   Changed   course to 340°. Changed course to 330°.
2101   Changed   course to 347°.
2103   Changed   course to 165°.
2105   Changed   speed to 17 knots. Changed course to 180°.
2106   Changed   course to 196°.
2110   Changed   course to 206°.
2111   Changed   speed to 20 knots. Changed course to 010°.
2114   Changed   speed to 25 knots. Changed course to 349°.
2117   Changed   course to 344°.
2123   Changed   course to 348°.
2150   Changed   course to 330°.
2154   Changed   course to 351°.
2156   Changed   course to 347°. Changed speed to 15 knots.
2203   Changed   course to 344°.
2205    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2207    Changed course to 000°.
2209    Changed speed to 18 knots.
2212    Changed course to 350°.
2213    Changed speed to 19 knots.
2216    BERKELEY commenced firing.
2218    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2246    Changed course to 205°. Changed speed to 16 knots.
2249    Changed course to 190°.
2252    Changed course to 090°.
2254    Changed course to 095°.
2307    Changed course to 180°.
2310    Changed speed to 17 knots.
2311    Changed speed to 18 knots.
2315    Changed course to 181°.
2318    Changed course to 230°.
2325    Changed course to 250°.
2327    Changed course to 225°.
2329    Changed course to 180°.
2331    Changed course to 185°.
2335    Changed course to 000°.
2336    Changed speed to 16 knots.
2337    Changed speed to 15 knots.
2338    Changed speed to 12 knots. Changed course to 350°.
2339    Changed course to 340°.
2341    Changed speed to 16 knots.
2345    Changed speed to 17 knots.
2347    Changed speed to 18 knots. BERKELEY commenced firing.
2357    Changed speed to 17 knots.
2359    Changed speed to 16 knots. Changed course to 335°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
        Wednesday, 30 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with Task Unit 77.1.2, composed of USS BERKELEY (DDG 15) and USS
0600    ORLECK (DD 886). Operating at sea off the coast of North Vietnam in accordance with CTG
        77.1 Op Order 322-68. This ship in station on a line off bearing, 4000 to 6000 yards to the
        guide. Formation course 190°, speed 17 knots. SOPA and OTC is COMDESDIV 132 in
        BERKELEY. BERKELEY is guide, bearing 180°, distance 4000 to 6000 yards. Condition of
        Readiness III (modified) and Material Condition YOKE set. Ship darkened.
0015    This ship assumed guide.
0020    Commenced coastal sweep and waterborne logistics craft interdiction operations. BERKELEY
        assumed station astern at 6000 yards.
0042    Changed course to 197°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0052    Changed course to 220°, changed speed to 18 knots.
0059    Changed course to 150°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0109    Changed course to 169°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0130    Changed course to 164°, changed speed to 21 knots.
0135    Changed course to 130°.
0149    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0155    Changed course to 135°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0207    Changed course to 165°, changed speed to 21 knots.
0215    Changed course to 330°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0235    Changed course to 330°, changed speed to 19 knots.
0243    Changed course to 355°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0257    Changed course to 295°.
0304    Changed course to 000°.
0316    Changed course to 290°.
0320    Changed speed to 18 knots.
0327    Changed course to 005°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0339    Changed course to 295°.
0345    Changed course to 005°.
0347    Changed course to 050°.
0354    Changed course to 255°.
0400    Changed course to 180°.
0411    Changed course to 000°.
0412    Changed speed to 17 knots.
0415    Commenced preparations for H & I mission. Set course 029°, changed speed to 15 knots.

0418    Commenced firing H & I mission.
0440    Changed course to 000°.
0444    Changed course to 025°, changed speed to 20 knots. Ceased firing H & I mission. Expended:
        21 rounds AAC, 5"/38 and six rounds of CVT, 5"/38. BERKELEY assumed guide.

0448    Maneuvering to take station astern of BERKELEY at 4000 yards. Base course 120°, speed 15
        knots.
0502    On station. Set course 120°, changed speed to 15 knots.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0810    Set the Refueling Detail.
        J. D. RUBY, LT, USNR
0600-   Con't.
1200
0811    Commenced preparations for refueling from USS CHEMUNG (AO 30). Maneuvering to take
        station astern of USS CHEMUNG (AO 30).
0836    On station. Replenishment course 330°, speed 12 knots.
0840    Commenced approach.
0846    On station alongside starboard side of CHEMUNG.
0848    First line over.
0853    Received first fuel hose.
0858    Commenced receiving fuel.
0922    Fueling completed.
0940    Commenced personnel transfer.
0941    Received GMG3 KING, USN, from CHEMUNG.
0942    Transferred SN David FARBSTEIN, USN, to CHEMUNG for further transfer to USS NEW
        JERSEY (BB 62).
0945    Transferred SN Steven GUCKER, USN, to CHEMUNG for further transfer to USS NEW JERSEY
        (BB 62). Completed personnel transfer.
0954    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of CHEMUNG.
0955    Clear on CHEMUNG.
0956    Secured the Refueling Detail. Set the Helo Detail. Maneuvering to obtain favorable wind for
        helo operations.
1009    Steering course 134° at 15 knots.
1015    Received 9 bags mail from helo. LT. John D. RUBY, USNR, transferred to helo.
1016    Helo transfer complete. Secured the Helo Detail. Set the Rearming Detail. Commenced
        preparations for rearming from USS MOUNT KATMAI (AE 16). Maneuvering to take station
        astern USS MOUNT KATMAI (AE 16).
1044    On station. Replenishment course 330°, speed 12 knots.
1045    Commenced approach.
1047    On station alongside starboard side of MOUNT KATMAI.
1050    First line over.
1055    Commenced loading ammunition.
1106    Completed transferring ammunition, having received from USS MOUNT KATMAI (AE 16) 96 HE-
        HC of 5"/38 cal. projectiles and 78 5"/38 caliber flashless charges.
1110    All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of MOUNT KATMAI.
1113    Clear of MOUNT KATMAI. Maneuvering to take station astern USS BERKELEY (DDG 15). When
        on assigned station, the guide, USS BERKELEY (DDG 15), will bear 150°, range 2000 yards.

1120    On station. Base course 150°, speed 18 knots. Changed base course to 230°. Secure the
        Rearming Detail.
1200    Station the Highline Detail. Commenced preparations for personnel transfer from USS
        BERKELEY (DDG 15).
        W. J. MILLARD, LTJG, USN
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1202    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to take station 1000 yards
        astern BERKELEY.
1218    On station, set course 231°, speed 12 knots. Completed preparations for highline transfer.
        Transfer course 230°, speed 12 knots.
1226    Commenced approach on BERKELEY.
1231    On station alongside starboard side of BERKELEY.
1235    First line on deck.
1240    Commenced transfer of personnel and light freight.
1300    Completed transfer.
1302    All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of BERKELEY.
1306    Clear of BERKELEY. Set course 298°, speed 23 knots.
1315    Changed speed to 25 knots.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
1200-   Con't. Underway as before. Changed course to 300°.
1800
1337    Changed speed to 12 knots, changed course to 330°.
1448    Changed course to 140°.
1503    Changed course to 150°.
1508    Changed course to 180°, changed speed to 15 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   (Cont'd.) Underway as before.
1800
1514    Went to General Quarters. Changed speed to 12 knots. Set Material Condition ZEBRA
        throughout the ship.
1518    Changed course to 190°.
1523    Changed speed to 20 knots.
1524    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while conducting a firing run
        on the beach.
1553    Commenced firing.
1618    Ceased firing.
1637    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to take station 4000 yards
        astern of the guide, BERKELEY.
1734    Set Material Condition YOKE throughout the ship. Secured from General Quarters.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1824    Changed course to 330°.
1834    Changed course to 000°.
1837    Changed speed to 10 knots.
1838    Changed course to 090°.
1859    Maneuvering to close BERKELEY for boat transfer.
1903    Made rendezvous with USS HUGH PURVIS (DD 709). Maneuvering on various courses, speed
        5 knots while remaining within vicinity of BERKELEY.
2157    Received small boat to starboard. COMDESDIV 132 embarked and shifted his Flag to this ship.

2210    Maneuvering to take station on a line of bearing 345°, distance 8000 yards from the guide.
        BERKELEY is guide.
2318    On station, set course 317°, changed speed to 17 knots.
2335    Changed course to 185°, changed speed to 12 knots.
2349    Entered Sea Dragon Gun Envelope. Commenced maneuvering on various courses, speed 17
        knots while conducting WBLC interdiction. BERKELEY standoff ship providing support to
        seaward.
2354    Changed course to 185°.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
        Thursday, 31 October 1968
0000-   Steaming in company with Task Unit 77.1.2, composed of USS BERKELEY (DDG 15), USS
0600    HUGH PURVIS (DD 709), and USS ORLECK (DD 886). Operating at sea off the coast of North
        Vietnam in accordance with CTG 77.1 Op Order 322-68. This ship is in station on a line off
        bearing 165°, 8000 to 10000 yards to the guide, which is BERKELEY. SOPA and OTC is
        COMDESDIV 132 embarked in this vessel. Condition of Readiness III (modified) and Material
        Condition YOKE are set. The ship is darkened and EMCON Condition ECHO is set.
0015    Changed course to 300°.
0020    Changed course to 345°.
0028    Commenced firing night H & I.
0032    Changed course to 000°, changed speed to 14 knots.
0037    Changed course to 150°, changed speed to 20 knots.
0038    Changed course to 145°. Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to
        maintain station on the guide.
0115    BERKELEY detached from TU 77.1.2 to proceed on duty assigned.
0129    Changed base course to 020°, base speed to 20 knots.
0136    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0143    Changed base course to 170°, base speed 20 knots.
0216    Changed base course to 330°, speed 20 knots. Changed formation to a column with PURVIS
        the guide, in station 1. This ship is station 2, 4000 yards astern.
0247    Changed base course to 035°, changed base speed to 15 knots.
0310    Changed base course to 005°. Ceased fire, having expended 12 rounds 5"/38 Controlled
        Variable Time projectiles, 11 rounds 5"/38 High Capacity projectiles and 23 rounds 5"/38
        flashless charges.
0327    Changed course to 090°.
0340    Changed speed to 20 knots.
0341    Changed course to 325°.
0401    Changed base course to 235°.
0415    Changed course to 155°.
0448    Changed course to 185°.
0456    Changed course to 150°.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Underway as before.
1200
0610    Changed   course   to   330°.
0613    Changed   course   to   335°.
0621    Changed   course   to   330°.
0623    Changed   course   to   326°.
0627    Changed speed o 19.5 knots.
0631    Changed course to 328°.
0633    Changed course to 330°.
0636    Ship received Counter Battery from the beach.
0637    Changed course to 090°, changed speed to 25 knots.
0638    Set General Quarters.
0639    Changed course to 080°. Changed course to 100°.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0641    Commenced firing, returning fire to the coastal defense site.
0643    Set Material Condition ZEBRA.
0644    Ceased firing, having expended 23 rounds 5"/38 High Capacity projectiles and 23 rounds
        5"/38 flashless powder charges.
0655    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0700    Changed course to 140°.
0705    Set Material Condition YOKE.
0707    Secured from General Quarters.
        R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN
0600-   Con't. Underway as before.
1200
0731    Changed course to 010°.
0732    Changed speed to 10 knots. Received daily muster report. New absentees: none.
0733    Changed course to 035°.
0735    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0736    Changed course to 032°.
0743    Changed course to 140°, changed speed to 17 knots.
0745    Changed speed to 17.5 knots.
0746    Changed course to 137°.
0748    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0750    Changed course to 135°.
0757    Changed course to 320°.
0759    Changed course to 315°.
0804    Changed speed to 16 knots.
0806    Changed speed to 15 knots.
0807    Changed course to 320°.
0828    Stationed the Helo Detail.
0831    Changed course to 090°.
0834    Changed course to 100°. Changed course to 110°.
0835    Helo over fantail.
0837    Helo away to port.
0839    Secured the Helo Detail.
0840    Changed course to 060°.
0841    Changed course to 080°.
0847    Changed course to 325°.
0855    Changed speed to 10 knots, changed course to 330°.
0858    Changed course to 323°.
0859    Changed course to 320°.
0906    Changed course to 285°.
0908    Changed speed to 13 knots.
0911    Changed speed to 11 knots, changed course to 265°.
0916    Changed speed to 10 knots.
0918    Changed course to 260°.
0920    Changed course to 285°, changed speed to 13 knots.
0924    Changed speed to 14 knots.
0929    Changed course to 140°.
1024    Changed course to 320°.
1026    Changed course to 337°.
1031    Changed course to 325°.
1037    Changed course to 350°.
1038    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1045    Changed course to 325°.
1046    Changed speed to 11 knots.
1049    Changed course to 315°.
1050    Changed course to 310°.
1053    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1056    Changed speed to 14 knots.
1058    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1059    Changed course to 321°.
1108    Changed course to 322°.
1108    Changed speed to 11 knots.
1121    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1126    Changed speed to 11 knots.
1129    ORLECK assumed the guide. Changed course to 140°, changed speed to 13 knots.
        C. E. AAKER, LTJG, USNR
1200-   Underway as before.
1800
1212    Changed course to 135°.
1240    Maneuvering independently to conduct DASH Operations.
1244    Changed course to 320°.
1251    Changed course to 281°, changed speed to 25 knots.
1313    Changed course to 335°.
1353    Changed course to 080°.
1358    Changed course to 145°.
1406    Changed course to 135°.
1442    Changed course to 325°.
1515    Changed speed to 13 knots.
1537    Changed course to 145°, changed speed to 17 knots.
1547    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while maintaining a patrol line ten miles off
        the coast.
1653    All DASH Operations complete. Maneuvering to take station on a line of bearing of 165° from
        HUGH PURVIS. Base course 000°, speed 15 knots.
1711    On station. Guide bears 345°, distance 4000 yards. Set course 000°, changed speed to 15
        knots.
1727    Maneuvering to take station abeam to starboard of HUGH PURVIS.
1759    On station. Commenced preparations to conduct in-flight drone transfer with HUGH PURVIS.
        Set course 000°, changed speed to 15 knots.
        A. G. BALIAN, LT, USN
1800-   Underway as before.
2400
1803    Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds to take station on USS HUGH
        PURVIS (DD 709).
1824    Set course 005°, speed 18 knots.
1822    Have control of DASH.
1823    Changed speed to 15 knots.
1824    Changed course to 300°.
1826   DASH on deck. COMDESDIV 132 in this ship assumed Tactical Command of the formation.

1830   Changed course to 275°, changed speed to 22 knots.
1832   Changed course to 280°.
1835   Changed speed to 25 knots.
1847   Changed course to 290°.
1858   Changed speed to 17 knots.
1900   Changed course to 310°.
1912   Changed course to 175°. Commenced approach leg of firing run on Coastal Highway
       Segment.
1921   Commenced firing.
1926   Changed course to 205°.
1940   Ceased firing, having expended 24 rounds 5"/38 High Capacity and 6 rounds 5"/38 Controlled
       Variable Time projectiles and 30 rounds 5"/38 flashless powder charges. Changed course to
       110°, changed speed to 20 knots.
1945   Changed course to 180°.
2007   Commenced maneuvering on various courses at various speeds while transiting the coast line
       conducting WBLC search.
2335   Set course 013°, speed 22 knots. Commencing approach leg for night H & I firing.
2345   Changed course to 331°, changed speed to 15 knots.
2350   Commenced firing.
       R. T. ISAACSON, LT, USN

       Examined By: P. M. KING, LT, USN, Navigator
       Approved By: R. O. GOODEN, CDR, USN, Commanding Officer

								
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