1960 - 1964
 
Year Date Time  
1960      
       
1961      
       
       
       
       
Year Date Time MED Cruise & Cuban Blockade
1962 1/1  

Anchored Berth Yankee 6, Napoli Bay, Naples, Italy

  1/3 0815

Underway

    1613

Commenced UNREP with USS Atair (AKS-32)

  1/4 1701

Commenced refueling with USS Canisteo (AO-99)

  1/6 0855

Commenced highline transfer of personnel from USS Ault (DD-698) for further transfer to USS Barton (DD-722)

    1024

Commenced rearming with USS Springfield (CAG-7), USS Vesole (DD-878)
USS Weeks (DD-701), USS Perry (DD-883), USS Dyess (DD-880), USS Saratoga (CVA-60) and highline transfer of personnel to USS Barton (DD-722)

  1/7 1010

Commenced rearming USS Pierce (DD-753)

    1607

Commenced highline transfer of personnel with USS Elokomin (AO-55)

  1/8 0806

Commenced rearming with USS Keith (DD-775), USS Barton (DD-722), USS Greene (DD-711), USS Intrepid (CVA-11), USS Dupont (DD-941), USS Henley (DD-762), USS Putnam (DD-757), USS Bordelon (DD-881), USS Purse (DD-882)

  1/10  

Moored Buoy A-1, LaSpezia, Italy

  1/22 0705

Underway

    0832

Commenced refueling with USS Canisteo (AO-99)

  1/25 1241

Moored ammunition pier, NATO Ammunition Depot, Souda Bay, Crete

  1/30 0900

Underway Augusta Bay, Sicily

  2/1 0935

Moored NATO Ammunition Pier, Augusta Bay, Sicily

  2/4 1145

Underway

  2/5 1124

Commenced refueling with USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)

    1259

Commenced highline transfer of personnel to USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)

  2/6 0650

Commenced rearming USS Intrepid (CVA-11)

    0830

Commenced rearming USS Henley (DD-762), USS Bordelon (DD-881), USS Putnam (DD-757), USS Boston (CAG-1), USS Furse (DD-882), USS Keith (DD-775), USS Gyatt (DDG-1), USS Haynsworth (DD-700)

    1039

Received highline transfer of personnel FFT to USS Gyatt (DDG-1)

    1109

Completed highline transfer of personnel to USS Gyatt (DDG-1)

    1434

Received highline transfer of personnel from USS Caloosahatchee (AO-98)

    1507

Commenced UNREP with USS Altair (AKS-32)

  2/8 0756

Commenced rearming USS Adams (DDG-2), USS Perry (DD-883), USS Ault (DD-698), USS Wren (DD-568), USS Barton (DD-722), USS King (DDG-3), USS Farragut (DLG-6), USS Saratoga (CVA-60), USS Pierce (DD-753), USS Vesole (DD-878), USS English (DD-696)

    1615

Commenced highline transfer of personnel with USS Mississinewa
(AO-144)

  2/9 0825

Commenced rearming USS DeSoto County (LST-1171), USS Springfield (CLG-7), USS Terrebonne Parrish (LST-1156), USS Taconic (AGC-17), USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30), USS Capricornus (AKA-57), USS Rock Bridge (APA-208), USS Monrovia (APA-31)

    1445

Commenced refueling and highline transfer of personnel with USS Mississinewa (AO-144)

    1521

Underway Golfe Juan, France

  2/10 1440

Anchored Golfe Juan, France

  2/16 0845

Underway Cartegena, Spain

    1030

Commenced refueling with USS Elokomin (AO-55)

  2/19 0829

Moored Anchor Buoy 2, Cartegena, Spain

  2/20 0650

Underway Rota, Spain

  2/21 1009

Moored Rota, Spain

    1256

Underway. Set course 260 degrees T, enroute Bayonne, NJ

  2/27 1038

MMC Bolton transferred from ship by helicopter

  3/10 1356

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  3/11 0058

Called away duty fire party. Dispensary engulfed in steam and smoke from burning paint and melting metal as a result of distilling gear running out of water.

  3/21 0758

Underway Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ

    0936

Moored Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle NJ

  3/26 1552

Underway Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

    1735

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  4/2 1355

Underway to shift berths

    1426

Scraped alongside USS Wisconsin (BB-64) causing superficial damage to forward port gun tub

    1439

Moored Nacal Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  4/4 0833

Underway Norfolk, VA

  4/5 1455

Commenced rearming with USS Randolph (CVS-15)

  4/6 0747

Anchored Hampton Roads, VA

    1545

Underway Navy Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

    1624

Moored Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

  4/27 0800

Underway Yorktown, VA

    1227

Moored Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA

  4/28 0803

Underway Navy Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

    1242

Moored Navy Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

  4/30 0740

Fire in paint locker electrical switch.

  5/4 0722

Underway

  5/5 0915

Commenced practice rearming with USS Forrest Sherman (DD-9310, USS Van Voohris (DE-1028), USS J. K. Taussig (DE-1030), USS Keller (DE-419), USS John Willis (DE-1027), USS Hammerberg (DE-1015), USS Dealey (DE-1006), USS Courtney (DE-1021), USS Lester (DE-1022, USS Harris (DE-447), USS Hartley (DE-1029)

  5/8 1445

Commenced practice rearming USS Kankakee (AO-39)

  5/9 1013

Commenced rearming USS T. Parker (DE-369)

    1419

Underway Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  5/10 1446

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  5/16 1405

Fire in Seabag Locker

  6/1  

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  6/4 1000

Underway

  6/5 1330

Rendezvoused with USS Darby (DE-218), USS Hazelwood (DD-531), USS Angler (SS-240), USS Entremador (SS-340), USS Tusk (SS-426)

    1554

Commenced torpedo attack drill

  6/8 1056

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  6/15 1510

Underway

  6/17 1007

Commenced highline transfer of Chaplain Griffin to USS Darby (DE-218)

    1140

Commenced highline transfer of Chaplain Griffin from USS Darby

  6/19 0854

Commenced rearming USS Hartley (DE-1029), USS Cromwell (DE-1014), USS Roberts (DD-823), USS Courtney (DE-1021)

    1419

Commenced highline transfer of personnel with USS Mauna Loa (AE-8)

  6/20 1529

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  6/25 0908

Underway

    1049

Moored Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ

    1201

Commenced ammunition onload

    1512

Underway

  6/27 1112

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  7/6 0928

Underway

  7/7 0519

Commenced rearming USS Boston (CAG-1), USS Goodrich (DDR-831), USS Baily (DDR-713), USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Fox (DDR-829), USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)

  7/9 0825

Commenced refueling from USS Pawcatuck (AO-108) and highline transfer of personnel to and from her.

  7/10 0850

Commenced rearming USS Witer (DDF-848), USS Deally (DE-1006), USS Cromwell (DE-1014), USS Taussig (DE-1030), USS Mitscher (DL-2), USS VanVoorhis (DE-1028)

  7/11 1908

Commenced rearming USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Fox (DD-829), USS Baily (DDR-713), USS Boston (CAG-1), USS Farragut (DLG-6), USS Turner (DDR-834), USS Goodrich (DDR-831)

  7/13  

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  7/18 1040

Capt. T. G. Burley Jr. relieved Capt J. P. Weinel as Commanding Officer, USS Great Sitkin

  8/7 0942

Underway

    1129

Moored Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ

  8/8 1700

Underway

  8/9 1220

Commenced rearming USS Lloyd Thomas (DDE-764), USS Berry (DDE-858), USS Moale (DD-693), USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)

  8/10 1022

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  9/4 0931

Underway

    1110

Moored Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ

    1530

Underway local OPS Block Island

  9/7 1003

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

  9/10 1103

Underway Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA

  9/11 1005

Moored Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA

  9/12 0809

Underway Norfolk, VA

    1245

Moored Naval Supply Center, Norfolk, VA

 

9/17

0100

CPO Head ransacked, locker door and towel rack ripped off and salt water valve turned on resulting in about 2" of water on the deck

 

9/21

0808

Class B fire in Galley oven

 

10/4

1116

Underway Yorktown, VA

 

 

1753

Anchored Explosives Handling anchorage, Yorktown, VA

 

10/5

0800

Underway Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown, VA

 

 

0851

Moored

 

 

1533

Underway Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

 

10/6

1444

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

 

10/15

0820

Underway Narrabay Op Areas

 

10/16

0825

Commenced rearming USS Purdy DD-734), USS The Sullivans (DD-537), USS Calcaterra (DER-390)

 

10/18

0953

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

 

10/22

1258

Underway

 

10/23

0835

Commenced rearming USS Weeks (DD-701), USS J.P. Kennedy (DD-850)

 

10/24

 

Underway with Task Group 136.3 IAW COMSECONDFLT MSG 212206Z

 

10/27

 

Steaming independently enroute Sector 1

 

 

1654

Commenced light-line transfer to USS Stickel (DD-888)

 

10/28

 

Steaming independently transiting quaratine barrier line

 

 

0928

Commenced refueling and highline transfer of personnel with USS Neosho (AO-143)

 

10/29

0559

Commenced highline transfer of personnel to USS J.R. Pierce (DD-753)

 

 

0614

Commenced rearming USS J.R. Pierce (DD-753)

 

 

0805

Commenced highline transfer of personnel and freight to USS Leary
(DDR-863)

 

 

1549

Commenced transfer freight and small arms ammunition to USS Steinaker (DDR-863)

 

10/30

1702

Helicopter transfer of personnel to USS Randolph (CVA-15) for medical care

 

10/31

0604

Commenced rearming USS Eaton (DDE-510), USS Randolph (CVA-15)

 

 

1321

Commenced refueling USS Willard Keith (DD-775)

 

11/2

1026

Navy Tug YTM-746 alongside for personnel and freight transfer

 

11/3

1141

Moored Fernandez Duncas pier, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

 

1425

Received 35 personnel aboard for transfer to ships at sea

 

11/4

0522

Underway

 

11/6

1012

Commenced highline transfer of 35 enlisted personnel and 3 officers to USS Essex (CVS-9)

 

11/8

1425

Commenced rearming USS Newport News (CA-148)

 

11/10

0955

Moored starboard side to USS Vulcan (AR-5), Fernandez Junctos Bravo, San Juan, Puerto Rico

 

11/15

1102

Underway

 

11/16

0841

Commenced highline transfer of personnel to USS Nitro (AE-23)

 

11/18

1025

USS Wrangell (AE-12) alongside for phone line communication

 

 

1319

Commenced freight transfer and refueling with USS Kankakee (AO-39)

 

11/19

0814

Commenced rearming USS Roan (DD-853), conducted emergency breakaway due to downed plane from USS Independence (CVA-62)

 

 

1006

Commenced receiving ammunition from USS Wrangell (AE-12)

 

11/21

0632

Commenced rearming USS Corry (DDR-817)

 

11/22

0634

Commenced rearming USS Cecil (DDR-835), USS Rush (DDR-714)

 

11/23

0923

Commenced rearming USS Pierce (DD-753), USS Adams (DDG-2)

 

 

1317

Commenced refueling with USS Kankakee (AO-39)

 

11/24

0640

Commenced rearming USS Enterprise (CVN-65), USS Stickle (DDR-888), USS Hawkins (DDR-873)

 

11/27

1109

Commenced highline transfer of personnel to USS Mazama (AE-9)

 

11/28

1643

Commenced refueling with USS Pawcatuck (AO-108)

 

11/29

0813

Commenced rearming USS J.P. Kennedy (DD-850)

 

12/1

1060

Anchored Ocho Rios Bay, Jamaica

 

12/3

0603

Underway Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

 

1359

Fire in Forward Magazine blower motor

 

 

1625

Moored US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

12/5

1858

Underway

 

12/8

1012

Ship touched Pier Victor northwest corner damaging 3 pilings and denting ship frames 105 to 106

 

 

1030

Moored US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

12/9

2028

Underway

 

12/10

0603

Commenced rearming USS Perry (DDR-883), USS Bordelon (DDR-881)

 

 

1013

Commenced rearming USS Saratoga (CVA-60)

 

 

1402

Anchored berth DH7, US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

12/12

0705

Underway

 

 

1100

Commenced rearming USS Dyess (DDR-880)

 

 

1545

Anchored berth E, US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

12/13

1334

Moored US Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

 

12/16

0758

Underway Bayonne, NJ

 

12/20

0931

Moored Naval Supply Center, Bayonne, NJ

 

12/23

1720

Duty fireparty mustered and instructed to standby for short notice assistance to USS Mauna Loa (AE-8). Mauna Loa had a Class A fire.

 

 

 

 

       
       

Year

From

To

 
1963 2/8 2/11

MAYPORT, FL

  3/11 3/22

Dry-dock in HOBOKEN, NJ

  3/22 5/25

Repairs in BROOKLYN, NY

  7/1 7/19

GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

  7/19 8/6

NEW YORK

  8/6  

Underway to MEDITERRANEAN

  8/18 8/19

NATO Exercise RIPTIDE in BAY OF BISCAY

  8/22 8/25

Joined Sixth Fleet in ROTA, SPAIN

  8/31 9/7

MENTCH, FRANCE

  9/7 9/14

Underway

  9/14 9/18

NAPLES, ITALY

  9/18 9/30

Underway

  9/30 10/7

BEIRUT, LEBANON

  10/7 10/15

Underway

  10/15 10/20

SALERNO, ITALY

  10/20 10/28

Underway

  10/28 11/4

NAPLES, ITALY

  11/4 11/9

Underway

  11/9 11/18

GENOA, ITALY

  11/18 11/29

Underway

  11/29 12/4

CARTAGENA, SPAIN

  12/4 12/11

Underway

  12/11 12/14

LIVORNO, ITALY

  12/14 12/21

Underway

  12/21 1/4

GULF JUAN, FRANCE

     

 

       
       
     

 

1964 2/24  

Joined Second Fleet

  4/5 4/15

Operation QUICK KICK

  5/6 5/13

Operation CANUS SILEX

  9/9 9/14

Operation MASTER STROKE

  9/14 10/23

Operation TEAMWORK

     

 

       
       
 
 
Last updated: 11/1/06