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MAGAZINE OF THE U. S. NAVY - 52nd YEAR OF PUBLICATION

SEPTEMBER 1975

NUMBER 704

ADMIRAL JAMES L. HOLLOWAY 111, USN
Chief of Naval Operations
CAPTAIN DAVID M. COONEY, USN
Chief of Information
CAPTAIN EDWARD G. McGRATH, USNR
Officer i n Charge, Navy Internal Relations Activity
LIEUTENANT COMMANDER D. McCURRACH, USN
Director, Print Media Division
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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Features
Soviet ‘Ships Visit
Boston
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U. S. NavyShipsVisit USSR .....................
A Look at the Soviet Navy ........................
A U. S. Sailor in the Soviet .......................
Second Time Around-U. S. Naval Officer
Revisits Leningrad ................................
Operational Test and Evaluation Force .....
The Sanctuary Experience ........................
Sequoia: Fitting Out the Presidential Yacht
Skinny Dragons of VP-4 ............................
Second Class Diving School, San Diego ....
Underwater Photography ..........................
Profile of a Ship and Her CrewUSS Compass Island .............................

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From the Desk of MCPON-“Changing the
Watch ... And Introducing” ...................
Naval War College-Off-Campus and
Correspondence Courses ......................
Navy News Briefs ....................................
Profiles of the Fleet .................................
Letters to the Editor ................................
Navy Humor ......................................
TaffrailTalk ............................................

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John A. Oudine Editor
Associate Editors
John Coleman News
LT JohnAlexander, USN Production
Ann Hanabury Research
Art
Michael Tuffli
Layout
E. L. Fast
WRITERS JOC Ken Testorff,USN; JO1 Tom Jansing, USN, 502 Dan
Wheeler, USN; RESEARCH: Edward Jenkins; ART AND LAYOUT:
502 Davida J. Matthews, USN; PHOTOGRAPHY: pH2 Terry C. Mitchell, USN.

Left: A Patrol Squadron 17 (VP 17) P-38 Orion patrol aircraft in flight in
the vicinity of the Soviet Fleet replenishment ship Vladimir Kolechitsky.
FRONT COVER: When U. S. Navy warships entered the port of Leningrad
and Soviet Navy warships entered the port of Boston on exchange visits,
viewers had the unusual experience of seeing the flags of thesetwo sea
powers flying together. For moreon these visits and a “Look
at the Soviet
Navy,” see the following pages.
BACKCOVER:Thedecorativepresentationfeaturingthethemeofthe
United States “Doing Business at theSame Location for 200 years” is
by ALL HANDS artist Michael Tuffli.

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scheduledbytheUnitedStatesandtheSovietUnionationas tocommemoratethe30thanniversary of theend of Beginning withreceptions in Bostonand a t theSouth it was an Weymouth Naval Air Station on theirfirst day in port. Admiral on 12 May for the first time since World War 11.bothKanin-class DDGs. mentsdesigned to givethemthebroadestpossible view which had arrivedthedaybefore. task Second the and Fleet. As theyarrivedtheyfriendlyrelations. local military po-and This exchange of ship visits was part of the activities litical dignitaries quickly dissolved into friendly relaxa full social scheduletookeffect. As such .SOVIET SHIPS VISIT BOSTON I L- Soviet warships made a port visit to the United States exceptionally smooth and successful operation. V-E Day.Commander of thecourtesy calls betweenRear Admiral A. Kalinin. the Soviet destroyers Boyky visit of warshipsbetweentwocountrieswhohave andZhguchy.Albanywasflagship of theAmericanway of life. "I While uss Leahy (CG 16) and uss Tattnall (DDG 19) look on this as a verynormal activity-an exchange were calling at Leningrad. commander. U. saying. In hisremarksuponarrival in Boston. Turner set the tone of the week's events. group S. M. Theformality of initial of ViceAdmiralStansfield Turner. World War I1 in Europe. steamedinto Bostonharborfor a six-daystay." exchangedsaluteswithanArmyNationalGuardbatteryTheSoviets'schedulewascrammedwithengageon CastleIslandandthenwith uss Albany(CG IO).

000 curious Bostonians. VADM S. visiting was extended two hours on the last day to accommodate the crowds. most ofwhichhad to be declined because of a hectic schedule. Dobrynin at the outset of the port call. Holloway 111. of Naval Admiral James L. I t was sustainedand intense. And above all. Turner. M. T.Their itinerary included tours of Boston's Freedom Trail. the Soviets weregrantedlibertythroughoutthe week which afforded complete exposure to the city of Boston. Invititions poured in fromlocalorganizations and citizens. S. Zhguchjr afid Albany permitted U. Boston University. I. The personal contacts with the public generatedby general ship visitingandSoviet in-port liberty seemed uniformly friendly and warm. Left: Members of the Messachusetts National Guerd stand by to flre salute as Soviet destroyer Boyky enters harbor. the Museums of Science and Fine Arts. provided extra interest by the area's media. Net effect of the sixday Boston visit was to provrue the visiting sailors and theirhosts with a valuable insight into each other's way of life . Below: The Commander Second neet.Virtually allmajor NewEnglandnewspapersandtelevision stations ran daily reports of the progress of the visit and local radio stations covered it almost hourly. rhroughout the week. Boyky and Zhguchy attracted an estimated 40. a continuing series of exchanges amongtheofficersand menof Boyky. Fewcouldhavepredictedthe interest thevisiting ships elicitedamongthe citizens of the city. the circus and a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. One tour busstopped at afast-food chain store where the visitors were treated to a free lunch. offering everything from barbecue dinners to chess matches. Duringthe 14 hours of total public visiting.. Chief Operations. The degree of popular interest in the Soviet ships ranparallelto that of themedia. the Soviet Faclng page top:Photographers film a Sovlet ullor onfantail of Sovlet guided missile destroyer Boyky. after which the visitors staged a display of traditional Sovietdances on Albany's fantail.:he Russians soon entered into the spirit of informality md personal contact which characterized their stay. M. paid a courtesy call on Rear Admiral Kalinin aboard his flagship. Nevertheless. This and the arrival of Soviet Ambassador A.waves as theSovletships make their departure from Boston harbor. the New England Aquarium. and Soviet navymen a unique insight into shipboard routine and living conditions of their counterparts. Highlight of these activities was a midweek dinner aboard Albany for a large contingent of the Soviet crews. In fact. sailors had numerous opportunities to observe local events and see places of interest at firsthand. Boyky.

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at Lenlwrad pier. The Americans also had close contact with the Soviets at officer and petty officer functions hosted by the Soviet Navy and at two afternoon volleyball a. former summer palace of the Romanovs. The uniform was the tlcket. as it is to all Soviet military personnel. The Soviets are lapel-pin collectors and display them profusely on their coats and jackets. Bottom left: US8 Leahy dock. from chewinggum to old petty officer rating badges. Tens of thousands of Leningraders lined thepier each day totalkwith the American sailors. Transportation by city buses and tramswas extended free to theAmericanNavymen.nd basketball games with students of Leningrad physical education schools. circus and popular music performances in Leningradhallsandauditoriums.number of tours. during twoafternoons of visiting. Toward the end of thevisitmany of theAmericancrewmembersbegan to look like war heroes. wasthehighlightofthefive days. Leahy and Tatnall providedtourson board. opera. where each ship received a souvenir hockey stick in an after-game presentation. For most Soviets and Americans. CO of US8 Leahy. This turned out to be the greatest mediumof communication between them and the Americans. . Below: Soviet honor guard for arrival of USS Leahy and Tattnai' in Lenlngrad. These highly negotiable items were traded for anything American. and a dinner reception was held aboard Leahy. including visits to the world-famous Hermitage Art Museum. in commemoration of the 30th mostofwhichwere anniversary of V-E Day. and Petrodvoretz-the baroque. a total of more than 13.and Moscow. a collective farm. festooned with dozens of pins. prepares for Russian visit. Special eveningentertainment for the crews included ballet.000 boarded the ships.Manywere also able to see an ice hockey game between Leningrad. meetingeach other Left: CAPT Alexander Sinclair.. civilian and naval schools.

and an end to absolute Bolshevik control. Today. the Navy found itself overshadowed by the Army’s needs and impotent against Germany. many Americansailors expressed a desire toknowmore about the Soviet Navy. a series of nationaleconomicplanswas begun which included rebuilding the Navy. it’s one of the biggest and best in the world. but no large ships would be built until the 1930s. including shipbuilding. Sailors were purged and the Navy was placed underthetightcontrol of politicalcommissars. Here is a brief historical report. Unfortunately. but Russian ambitions were generallyfrustrated by the more powerful British and French navies. Peter built his Navy. “ U I C glory and prideof the revolution. these frustrations. TheRussianssuffered overwhelming defeats in the 1904-1905 war with Japan. All that remained was one battleship. In the 275 years since. according to Lenin. Following the successful revolt. Peter I (The Great).A LOOK AT THE Followingtheexchangevisits of U. But it hasn’t always been so. In1928. Three battleships. Baltic Fleet sailors suppor theBolsheviks and were. this was the last great Russian sea victory for the next two and one-half centuries. Post-revolution economic and political problems deterred further navalbuild-up. two cruisers and several small craft were recommissioned by 1924. 6 “Every potentate whohas only ground forces has only one hand. There were some victories in the 18th century against the Turkish Navy. defensive ships werebuiltalong with five submarines from old German plans. defeated the Swedes and establishedRussia as the maritimenation in theBaltics. At the beginning of the 20th century. The Russian Navy rankedlast among the sea services of the world’s major nations. Navyships to Leningrad and Soviet Navy ships to Boston. has bc“ hands. Czar of Russ began to buildhis second handin the early 1700s to fight Sweden. Baltic Fleet sailors did a turnaround and demonstrated for free elections. begun in 1933. ” So saying. The Russian Navy’s brief moment of glory had ended. Other maritime activities. saw a sudden shift to large surface ships after Stalin had been convinced by some of his naval officers that he needed a large ocean-goNavy. Riots broke out and the “counter revolution” was ruthlessly suppressed. followed by a roundup account of the Soviet Navy as it looks today. The second phase. there was little relief from. i RLL nANVS . press. A decade later in WWI.” They played leading roles id breaking up the elected Constituent Assembly and in the Cheka. Destroyers and cruisers were launched. In1917. In the first phase several small. an organization set up by Lenin to eliminate Bolshevik enemies. yet whoever has a navy too. S. eight destroyers and some small craft. also stopped.theRevolution erupted andthenavyhad a brief shining moment. speech and land use. the Russian Navy has indeed become a strong second hand.

66 destroyers. Kuznetsov.” By the late 1940s. commander of the. Declaring that “cruisers and other bin war~ ~~ . and 218 submarines.” * ase abruptly ended when The final econo Hitler’s army invauGu Russia in June 1941. Industry was incapable of rebuilding and sailors were needed elsewhere to help get the country back in shape. Stalin declared that “the Sdviet people wish to see their fleet growstillstrongerandmore powerful. . withlittle understanding of the concept of seapdiwer. rather they. The Navy was at an alltimelow. In spite of the economic plans it consisted of threepre-WWI battleships. The third phase saw large ship construction go into full swing. Soviet Navy at the time. along with poor equipment and morale and demonstrated.were crippled. as well. wrote: “It was decidedto build battleships. and with him. WWIIhad devastating effects on Russia. As Admiral NikolaiG . Not excluded either was the construction of aircraft carriers. because of] the com warships of this class and -raft designed especially for them. a manof the. heavy cruisers. . were only postponed to the last year . Industry and the economy were in shambles. The’ rest ef the fleet was used mainly for coastal defense and to support land operations. Only 14 of the 24 light cruisers plannedbyStalinwere e!r completed. and their performance was often poor. shifted the emphasis to building submarines andmerchant ships. andnone of his large cruisers-or battleships was finished. and other classes of surface warships. the largest sub fleet in the world at the time. Generally. halfof them old. only two of whichwere new.ascended to Dower. whowere concerned withpolitical problems. A large number of submarines were also built. A third of the country had been overrun by German armies. the plans for the ocean-going Soviet Navy. Nikita Khrushchev. As the Soviets went into WWII. during WWII the Soviet Navy showed poor tactics.ities of construction of 1942. little aggressiveness. 20 millionhad been killed and millionsmore. 10 cruisers. Yet. with the help of German engineers from occupied territory and German technology. Only thesubs were active against the German Navy during the war. that is. The only bright spot was the river flotillas which played an important role in many land battles. In March 1953 Stalin died.IDUP . a big surface navy. three old battleships extensively modernized. Within months shipbuilding programs were cut back or canceled and new Soviet leaders. . the Soviets. land. their ocean-going Navy was far from impressive. [of the economic plans. had shipyards back in operation.

plus torpedo tubes. More thanone-third of these are nuclear powered. Victor is capable of speeds over 30 knots submerged. About 16of these were built during the early 1960s. compared to Germany’s 57. Some of the more important classes of Soviet submarines are: 0 Foxtrot class.existence. Within two years theSoviets had built that up to 218... the longest range missile in . Built as a follow-up to the Yankee class. A 285-foot-long.’ . plus torpedoes.. and some 55 are still in active service. . 0 Echo class. I . They have continuedto stress submarine development and today have over 300 subs in the active fleet.y I ”’ ’ . .’.Deve1oped as a foltowan to the November class. . plus torpedoes. . By 1967. A 295-foot-long. ‘a’. About 10 of them are now in . 0 Juliett class. listic missile (SSBN) submarine armed with 12 Wlistic . 0 Yankee class. 0 Hotel class. A 380-foot-long. This class wasoriginallybuilt to carry amissilewitha 350-mile range. . The Soviets’ firstmuclear-powered sub.&) SOVIET S . 0 Charlie class. nuclear-powered b a l . . ’”. she was probably underway in 1959. Under. plus torpedoes. and over 40 per cent of the total submarine fleetcarries missiles.between 1958 and 1%2. diesel-powered ballistic missile (SSB) submarine armed withthree Serb missiles with a range of about 650 miles. An improved Delta class sub with @Mr. I. nuclear-powered ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine armed with three Serb missiles... 27 Echo-11s were built. 0 Delta class. Fiveof these subs were. Nine of these boats were built . A 360-foot-long. Their greatest drawback is that they must surface to fire their missiles. A 280-foot. a larger Echo41 class was launched which has eight missile tubes. was completed during 1473 and is the largest submarine . plus torpedo tubes.diesel-powered attack ( S S ) submarinearmedwith 10 torpedo tubes. it had 185 subs. miles.. current SALT agreements they arq permitted a n h x i m q t of62 modernballisticmissile submarines with @O * : missiles. Twenty-two of this class were built between 1958 and 1962. 1_ yetbuilt by any Navy. In 1%3.built from 1%0 to 1%2. Ballistic missilesare pre-targetted for use against land targts. This antiship sub first weW to : sea in 1968 and about 10 of them have been built.nuclear-powered cruise missile (SSGN) submarine armed with eight underwater-launched missiles having a range of about 30. c‘urrent1. diesel-powered cruise four Shaddock missile ( S S G ) submarinearmedwith missile tubes. 0 Golf class.nuclear-powered ballistic missile (SSBN) submarine armed with 16 missiles which have a range of 1300 miles. when war broke out. The Soviets now have about 44 Yankee and Delta class submarines . A 320-foot-long. ( .plus torpedoes.ine soviet union nas been a wor~dleader in submarine forces since shortly before WWII.. the &st Delta . 0 November class. A 300-foot-long.. The modified Golf subs can fire their missiles while submerged. A425-foot-long. missiles with a range of4200 nautical miles.’.. In September 1939. but most were later modified for the longer range ones.’ missile battery is ‘believed to be under construction. plus torpedoes. 0 Victor class. nuclear-powered attpck (SSN) submarinearmedwitheight torpedo tubes. A 45O-foot-long. nuclear-powered antiship cruise missile (SSGN) submarine armed with six 400-mile-range Shaddock missile tubes (therange capability may vary).nuclear-powered attack (SSN) submarine armed with torpedoes. A BO-focit-long.carrying almost TOO missiles. [. This ‘‘Pohris’’ type sub had her initial sea trials in 1968 and 34 have been built. I . This class was introduced into tM fleet in the late 195Os. operation. but the official announcementwasnotmadeuntil October 1960.Fourteen of these subs were built between 1958 and 1963.

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shipyards and related industries had to be retooled for the work and. actual' construction hadto 'be done. Onenew class which entered the fleet in 1 9 i O has been called "ton for ton. complete with satellite communication devices.. Thesetwo givethe Soviets the capability for improved command and controlin remote areas such as the Indian. the heaviest armed and most effective destroyer afloat. bristling with arms. $y the early 1960s. antiship missiles. aircraft carriers. Their main armament is eight Shaddock missile tubes."This405-foot-longKrivak-class destroyer is. There are currently about 30 cruisers in the active Soviet fleet.Shaddock was replacedby25-mile-range. Kresta-IIalso carries advaned antiaircraft missiles and electronics equipment. 'A larger Kresta-IZ soon followed. still the560-foot-long Karaclass. On% Soviet leaders werecpmmlttedtobuilding a surface Navy in themid-I950s. whichwasbigger than any modern missileequipped cruiser yet built by thi Soviets.second antiaircraft missile launcher and an ASW helicopter wereadded. Most of them have retained their all-$un armament. ThefirstwereKynda-class"rocket cruisers" designedspecificallyto counter U. smaller than many western destroyers withless armament. S . after four Kynda cruisers were built. six torpedo tubes. hot1. In 1973. It wasn't until late 1962 thatthefirst ships of the new Soviet Navy went to'sea.theywent at it with a will. be drawn. Kyndas are capable of 35-knot speeds. operating range was increasedreflection of the Soviet global Navy strategy. Along with cruisers. In addition to these new classes. Two of these cruisers have been altered to act as command ships. Whether they've achieved their goalof making it the biggest and best is. the Shaddock tubes were reduced from eight to four. and with the larger size. and they also have a twin antiaircraft missile launcher. In this ship. finally. All these' weapons are crammed into a 465-foot hull. buttheydo agree the Soviets havemade remarkable achievements. the Soviets began building some new destroyers and frigates. but a. . another new missile cruiser was launched. They first had 'to decide what kinds of ships they wanted. The shift to these much shorter range missileswas apparently in linewith a change in the Soviet Navy's mission from purely anticarrier to general use and sea control. Six of these 520-foot-long ships were built since 1970. several older Sverdlovclass cruisers which were builti n the late 1950s have been kept on the active list. . antisubmarine rocket launchers and four 76mm guns. plans then had to.y debated among Navy watchers. Their success didn'tcome overnight. but one' has a twin long-range antiaircraft missile launcher in place of a 6-inch gun turret. Improvements inlweapons weremadi. Ocean and South Atlantic. like most of the new Soviet ships. a slightly larger Kresta-I class began buitding.

Eachcarries four missile launchers for the 25-mileStyx missile.Theirtop speed is over 32 knots. two twin launchers for the latter. The200-foot-longshiphas an antiaircraft missilelauncher forward and a twin 57mm gun mount aft. Her main battery is six 150-milerange antiship missile tubes. surface-to-surface missiles and all have a heavy allowance of electronics gear. Kashin frigates are most notable for beingtheworld’sfirstlarge gas-turbinepoweredwarships. four 76mm guns and mine rails. These 470-foot-long “antisubmarine. the majority of the Soviet destroyer fleet is made up of older ships fromthe 1950s and 1960s. This page: A Russian-built Egyptian OSA class missile boat a SovietamphiMous underway. Kresta-class guided missile armed destroyer leader off the coast of Hawaii. These efficientengines can push themto speeds above 35 knots. than the rest of the world’s navies combined. The small sizeandlimitedcapabilities of the Om boats led to the introduction of the larger Nanuchkaclass missile ship in1970. There are currently about 10. Krivak also has antisubmarine weapons. along with their conventional guns. Nanuchka is one of the heaviestarmedwarships of thissize in any Navy. They also havetworapid-fire twin30mm guns. are now armed with antiship and antiaircraft missiles. A few havebeenfittedwith shortrange. Many. the Soviets havealsobuilt about 20 Kashin-class frigates. Sverdiovtiass crulser at anchor. Over 100 of these and olderescort ships are now in operation along the Russian coast and in the open seas. ships” are armedwithtwolarge antiaircraft missile launchers. Since 1963.Nanuchka-classmissileboat. more. the Soviets have about 450 ASW. ship of the Aliigator-type. During the past few years a modernization programfor these ships has been underway and more advanced weapons are being added. Soviet antisubmarine helicopter carrier Leningrad in the Indian Ocean. The MirkaandPetya classes of escort shipsfirst appeared in1963. torpedo and patrol craft. however. as their Marines are called. Perhaps the best knownof the Soviets’ small craft is the 130-foot-long Osa-class missile boat. makingthemthe world’s largest gas-turbine-powered ships. Her advanced electronics systems include hull-mounted and variabledepth sonars. four 76mm multipurposegunsand minelaying gear. 1 It is the world’s smallest warship having both antiship and antiaircraft missiles-four tubes for the former. About 135 guidedmissilepatrol boats are in service. guided missile armed destroyer of the Krlvak-class. There are now about 80 frigates and destroyers in the Soviet fleet.Opposite pago top to bottom: A Kyndatiass Soviet cruiser. eight torpedo tubes. They displace over I O 0 0 tons. five torpedo tubes. In addition to these two classes of missile boats. whose job includesnotonlyamphibious I SEPTEMBER 1975 11 . anda Soviet K a s h i d a s s destroyer. in fact. and about 270 minesweepers in service. The Soviets also have a vast array of small combat craft.OOo naval infantry. Amphibious forces and ships havereceivedadded emphasis by the Soviets in recent years. antisubmarine rocket launchers. Although they have some new classes. The success of gas turbines in Kashin frigates prompted the Soviets to putthemin Kara-class cruisers.

with tongue-in-cheek. S . the Soviets completedtheirfirst aviation ship.1 aircraft wrrkr now under constructkn and exp. Besides these AGIs which openly collect intelligence. was underway the following year. Above:Artlst’sconcept of thonow SovI. Leningrad. They are mannedbyNavy crews and fly theRussiannaval ensign. 10 torpedo tubes and four 57mm antiaircraft guns.landings. thkse ships can also be used as task force and fleet flagships. and Allied. Apra Harbor. the forward cruiser half. militaryandcivilianmissile launches. In1967. A secondgeneration aircraft carrier isnow being completed by the Soviets. S . from his carrier to ask a trailing AGI if she needed to be refueled. At theconclusion of one exercise. They also have advanced radar. but has an island superstructure to starboard and an angledflight deck aft. In. uss George Washington.88 guldod mlulh destroyer.but also “prolongedriver crossings” and naval base defense. 1 1 I . a British admiral signaled. . Also a variation. hull-mounted and variabledepth sonar and electronic countermeasure equipment. “Not if you maintain your original schedule. Guam.background. The 600-foot-long flight deck does not have catapults or arresting gear. for example. and one was on hand when the first Polaris submarine. 1960.O O tons. there are about twelve 375-foot-long Alligator-class tank landing ships (LSTs). sailors. more than sixty 245-foot-long Polnocny-class medium landing ships (LSMs) and about 25 other miscellaneous landing ships of 200 feet or more in length. Holy Loch. and the ship will probably carry about 20 helicopters andabout a dozen V/STOL aircraft. halfhelicopter carrier.d to k more than 900 foot long anddisplace some 4 O . Spain. aggressivenessandefficiency are legendaryamong U. and Charleston. another was nearby when uss James MhdisonfirstfiredthemultiwarheadPoseidon missile in August 1970.akcraR carrler USS CoralSea (CVA 43) and her mcort shlp8 In the . S . The second of these 625-foot-long antisubmarine cruisers. Scotland.Alsoshown Is a Krlvakcl. Probably the most famous of their intelligence c o l lectors are the unarmed trawler-type AGIs.and often sail into the center of operating formations. A second ship of this class isnow under construction. The trawler replied.: ‘I . C.. antisubmarine rocket launchers. a radicallydesigned half-cruiser.” The original schedule was classified. Closely allied with the buildup of warships has been the increase of surveillance and intelligence ships. S . The larger ships are armed with rocket launchers and antiaircraft guns. they are armed with two twin antiaircraft missile launchers. Soviet amphibiouscapabilities are expected to increase in the coming years. no one knows for sure how many of the Soviets’ large research and fishing fleetare also engaged in that work.ct. and the entire aft halfof the ship is a flight deck. They have watched hundreds of U.Some 50 AGIs are presently in setiriceandkeep a close watch on important U. M o w :The &vkt Intoll~nce trawler Wrofon underway In the aulf of Tonkln wlth the attack . In addition to their ASW role. Moskva. Their boldness. the 900foot-long Kievis a cruiser forward. To transport naval infantry. j 72 ALL HANDS .Each carries about 20 ASW helicopters. testedhermissilelaunching system in April. AGIs regularly shadow and monitor Allied fleets in theMediterraneanand South Pacific. Navy bases such as Rota.

Strategic Air Command) are fitted to attack ships. S.In addition. Some 290 Badgers are assigned this task. indicate that more importance is being placed on naval aviation. Antisub missions are flown mostly from shore bases and concentrate on coastal defense. . Antisubmarine. including about SO May-class turbo-prop planes (similar to our P-3 Orion) and about 100 Mail-class twinengine flying boats. These planes are fitted with antiship missiles whose ranges vary from 55 to over 300 miles. Soviet ASW planes carry a variety of detection equipment and antisubmarine bombs and torpedoes. S. Support Aircraft. the equivalent of fleet admiral. except for helicopters and VISTOLS. B47s) and a fewsupersonicBlinder Besides long-range reconnaissance and ocean surveillance. fourengine.SOVIET NAVAL AIRCRAFT Soviet naval aviation has about 1200 planes. About 350 tanker. turbo-prop Bear-D planes. About 50 of this numberare assigned to trainingmissions. All these strike aircraft have in-flight refueling capability.Thismissionisachievedwith about 50 large. about 50 twin-jet Badger aircraft (roughly equivalent jets: to U. howRight: A Soviet TU95 Bear-D bomber. and is expectedeventually to replace theBadger. Soviet naval aviation has four basic missions: 0 Reconnaissance. some of these planes are equippedtoprovide mid-courseguidance for antiship missileslaunched from surface ships. S . Below: Two U. Aircraft are organized into squadrons whose commanders report to each of the four combatfleet commanders. A new variablesweep-wingsupersonic jet isnowbeingput into service for this mission. most of which are based ashore. Navy F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft and a Soviet TU16 Badgerbomber In flight In the vlcinlty of the attack aircrafturrler USS Kitty Hawk (CVA 63). transport and utility planes are assigned to the Soviet Navy. helicopters fromtheMoskva-class cruisers and the Kiev carriers will certainly get into this work. ever. some bombers of Soviet Long-Range Aviation (counterpart of the U. 0 Antiship strike. submarines and other aircraft. The construction of aircraft carriers and the promotion of the naval air commander to Marshalof Aviation. A large force of some 400 fixedwing aircraft and helicopters are assigned this mission. This until you consider that the numbermayseemsmall Soviet Air Force handles all basic and advanced flight training and most ofthe airborne logistic support for the Navy.

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hav und0ly. 15 . Soviet warships have visited more ports in more nations than ever before. antiaircraft carrier and amphibious landing operations. particularly in the Atlantic. . trade. (2) Sea control and denial. and the merchant marine for projection overseas-Cuba in 1%2. . Current trends indicate that this will remain the Soviet mission in the future. the Soviet Air Defense Force andLong-Range Air Force also participated with simulated attacks against enemy ships. aircraft carriers and’ theirnuclear attack capabilities in the mid-l950s. The buildup of the large attack submarine fleet following W I I was intended to deter Allied use of shipping lanes. Presence hasbeen a natural by-product of the expansion. well-planned mission to spread thepoliticalgoals of the’communist Party through use of the Navy. missile-carrying surface ships with increased capabilities.Shipbuilding. but it is also a conscious. Mediterranean. modern. the Soviet Union has relied on its Army for projection into land areas adjacent tothe USSR. estimated that more than 265. SQVIET NAVY MISSIONS .000 people work in the tool to the most complex computer-controlled machine before. ocean-goingamphibious ships. Pacific and IndianOceans. bas.upkeepanddesign are technology andevery resource is shared throughout the controlled by one single ministry. In the past few years. The Soviet Navy has now assumed an overseas projection role.ngedfrom coastal defenses following W I I . for their resoufces. Naval and merchant industry. The sea controlmissionhas also caused the Soviets to expand their operating areas from just theBalticand North Atlantic to areas farther away from the Soviet landmass. to a more offense-oriented one’today. is the use of the military to project a nation’s power into remote sea and land areas. (3) Presence. Naval presence increases in importance as morenationsbedomemore dependent onthe sea SEPTEMBER 1975 1 . Rbht:Tho Sovkt ocoanographlc risoarch ship o. . during wartime. thelargestpeacetime naval exercise in history. S. shlp a n mportodiy stay at HI for 0 hys. All equipment is standardized andtheMinhand time organization actively support one another. The final mission. and (4) Seaborne projection. projection. the Med. Each calls for a large. Expanded operations in all oceans. theKiev-class carrier and a large. This shift broughtthebuildupof modern. These included antisubmarine. The whole exercise was apparently coordinated from Soviet Naval Headquarters in Moscow. istry must approve every piece of it from a. Traditionally.and all a giantpuzzle. .vrll&r(t. Th. In the late 1960s. Later anticarrier and anti-Polaris forces expanded the sea’denial mission. shipbuilders freely exchange construction methods: Every aspect of shipbuilding in the Soviet Union is The whole Soviet maritime scene fitstogetherlike controlled by theMinistryofShipbuilding. I . for example. 1 The aoviet Navy s rnlsswrl I I ~ >cha. Land-based naval aircraft.it can be used by any yard. All aspects of this mission are closely related. simple . to deterring U. This includes four tasks: (I) Nuclear strike and deterrence. . Ships of each mariindustry.wt: A Ruulqn “fish bnso ship” with. Soviet ‘Navy and merchant ships simultaneously conducted maneuvers in the Atlantic. well-balanced fleet. . for example. sea control also became important. technologically advanced fleet indicate this.snulkr wssois go-. . the buildup of naval infantry.y. Proof that the Soviets havethisandcan now carry out their mission was dramatically demonstrated by the recent worldwide “Okean” exercises. political interests and military security.

gunnery. When his initial enlistment expires. These organizations have close ties with the military. Aviationand Fleet (the WSAAF). little leave and somewhat severe disciplinewhen necessary.As with every Navy. the equivalent to the U. Currently.This is a privilegeusually reserved for sons. these schools have become the naval officer prep schools. and successful completion of the entrance exam-usuallyby age 17-theofficer candidate enters one of 11 Soviet higher naval schdols. this includes training in seamanship. Naval Academy. They appe-- ALL HANDS . The young Soviet’s military career begins at about age 15. he continues his professional train- 78 ing and liberal doses of political indoctrination. The Soviet Union has compulsorymilitary service and men are drafted into theNavy as well as the other services. Young Soviets also receive military training through the Komsomol (Young CommunistLeague) or the Volunteer Society for Cooperation with the Army. Morale is high and the retention rate seems to be about the same as in the . Soviet enlisted men have few privileges. Once at sea. the enlisted man is offered a new military status if he ships over. During their first enlistment. S . a m munications and naval discipline. the most important asset the Soviets have is their sailors. about 475. Those chosen for the officer corps often begin their naval training at age seven by entering the Nakhimov school system.S . during his last two years of compulsory education in public school when he gets training in military regulations. andnearby bases send active duty sailors to give lectures and conduct semitechnical classes. the Soviet sailor becomes a member of the most popular branch of the armedforces. First assignments are ashore for further training with advanced equipment and. For those entering the Navy. topography. Fewenlisted menin the Soviet Navybecome officers. but probably fill clerical and support positions. and political lessons are also included. antitank grenadethrowing and marching drill. Navy. Originally established to educate sons of deceased naval officers. grandsons or nephews of party officials or naval officers. including small arms competition.000 officers and enlisted menare on active duty. political and military training. Sports. In return for his service.shipboard simulators. Upon graduation. .U. Benefits increase considerably and privilegescompare favorably wi* what he could expect in civilian life. Boys there get academic. By the time a young man begins his three-year obligated service he hasbeenthoroughly prepared to fit into the system. armed forces. Women are not drafted. they are not considered a part of the . receives great respect from the civilian community and has a chance to see many different and interesting parts of the world.

Left: Sovkt uliors ride a Ilberty boat from their Karhin-olarr guided mjrriie armed destroyer. Schlesingerhadthis tosaylastyear. havelargelybeen overcome by ship deploy- shot” Navy-a strong initial strike power with relatively littleleft after that. “As we look ahead we see a Soviet Navy that is becoming increasinglycapable of overseasdeployment. Soviet naval officers are highly intelligent and well educated. hewillbe rotated for seven-year tours between sea and shore duty and will probably attend graduate and joint service schools and SOVIET NAVAL LIMITATIONS For allits assets. Right: Crew member8 of the Soviet Kanintlasr guided missile dertroyer Bipyky. modern merchant fleet and new underway replenishment ships are solving this. A summation of a report from Secretary of Defense James R. it has apparently been carefully developed for the future in whatthe Soviets believe wouldbe short-duration conflicts of days or even hours. well as intensivepoliticalindoctrination.Virtually all Soviet navalofficers are naval school graduates.with their considerableantishipcruisemissilecapability.could . A sufficient number’of all-weather ports is a problem.: A Sovlet Navy officer. Enlisted men are disciplined andwell trained. Upongraduationthe student iscommissionedand receives orders to a ship or aviation unit. Old problems of gettingthroughcontrolled straits. The few non-Nakhimov graduates who are selected for the must attend a preliminarysixto highernavalschool eight weeks of basic training. The Soviets are trying to solve it with surface-to-air missile systems. This “limitation” however. but the large. Later.highly motivated and extremely proud of their service. and whosesurfacecombatants. theSoviet equivalent of our Naval War College. All Soviet navymen are dedicated.whose submarines could pose a significant threat to free world shipping. The undergraduate course is four years long. the Soviet Navy is notwithout limitations. is notsomethingthat just happened. Students are trained as line officers or in a specialty such as engineering or electronics. to offer both undergraduate and graduate education.D. butthishasbeenpartially overcome by using icebreakers and covered building and repair ways in northern ports. A lack of air cover for ships operatingfar from home is another problem. During this first tour of duty he will attend special training courses andtechnical schools. Open ocean replenishment has also been something of a problem. Soviet officers can earn advanced degrees up to the Ph. such as theDanish Straits intotheBalticandthe Turkish Straits from theBlack Sea into the Mediterranean.the Naval Academy. in naval sciences.. or six for engineering officers. shore-based air power operating from overseas bases. Above. and-now-seabased aircraft operating from the new Kiev-class aircraft carriers.

Mythswereshatteredas traffic lights.neonsigns.”) New sights and sounds constantly assaulted my senses.notinfrequently. Arena Stage of Washington. the modern. what’s Russia really like?” Without fail. only two blocks from the oinnacle of 20th centurv Russian architecture. I saw the Kremlin. From repertory companies across the country. visible to the west. “Inherit the Wind” and Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town. by avocation he’s a part-time member of Arena Stage and. Basil’s in Red Square. D. a part-time artist. he and the actorsof Arena Stage were 08 on a whirlwind tour (18 days were spent in travel)whichincludedperformances of twoAmerican classics in Moscow and Leningrad. C. I wasgreeted by freeways. Clark is a full-time journalist attached to the Ofice of theChief of Information. These thoughts were dispelled themoment our 68-membercompany. Standing on the tiny balcony. C. unique in character. adept with both brush and pen. arranging for laundry service and the like.and I was included for several understudy assignmentsin “Inherit the Wind. and to the east was oneof five of the tallest skyscrapers in Moscow. waspicked. After long negotiations.Arenaplayedto selloutcrowdswholavishedsustainedstandingovationsupontheperformancesand. two American classics. deliveredflowersandgifts a t curtaincalls.Simultaneous translations of the productions by an interpreter detractedsomewhatfromtheplays’luster.“Venice other city I’ve seen. 2000-room glassandsteelho (Russia). Inconsistency is the noun one uses to label the vast differencepresentedbyMoscow’soniondomed.two ton-sof scenery and one live stage monkey-arrived a t the Sheremetyevoairport in Moscow. He took an extended leave. Noteworthy in Rossiya was the multitude of “desk clerks. yet modern-and overcrowded. of theNorth.Byzantine St. His reaction to his Russian visit is illustrated in words pictures and on page these merican sailor in Soviet Russia. Their second function . as part of a wereacceptedtorepresentthe cultural exchange program between the two countries. li country I’ve ever visited. I was one of the more fortunate who drew a room with an excellent view of the southern part of thecityfromacrossthe“Moskva”(Moscow)river. an apartment building built in Lenin’s time.-based Arena Stage.Journalist William G.(“Inheritthe Wind”concernsthe 1925 Scopes“MonkeyTrial. less. white and varying hues of gray. both productions must be labeled overwhelming successes.” In bothLeningradandMoscow. this is the most frequent question asked of me sincevisitingMoscowandLeningrad as a member of the Arena Stage touring company.gaining Navy approval to visit a restricted country.” Every floor had several a t various points and theirprimaryfunctionwasthat of any such clerkpick-up point and repository for room keys. S. D. Clark’s response whenhe was included in a group invitation to visit Russia this past year-the group beingmembers of the Washington. also..televisiontowersand mmerous modern buildings.neverthe.” is like no AndLeningrad. “What’s it like. Rossiya’s rooms were small. Russia was I had envisioned a country done up in austere black.Following a briefing by the State Department.” U .

” the Moscow and Lenchangedoesnotbelongtohim.theLeningradSymphony. five of us ventured to a large restaurant to sample local fare-the main course wa: chicken. and sang out.“When I die. as ball the same ocean. S. “Kofe. I managedto nce it fromanative’sooint station myself at the front of the line at the store’s door 1-3 p. I raced in. and provide for home and Ministry of Culture.Moscow.“Humannature is liketheocean. ~only the one show. director of the Gorki Theater and one thattheSoviets had madeaconcentratedeffortto greatartists. it was no Our time in MoscowandLeningradwasspentresurprise to discover that Russian foodis a kaleidoscope hearsing. sketchbook in hand. Clark.five meals. I met on thetourwerecourtearssittingdown.”St.Whenoneconsidersthatonceaperson agedtoattendtheopera. the play.“Carmen. people. allowing me to take advantage of ferent from anyone else’s-the right to live comfortmost of thetoursandeventsarrangedfor us by the ably. tomorrow’stempest-but it’s In the free moments I couldgrab in any fashion.” TheRussianpeople friendly.andtours or warden.. I plantospendthe first 1OW that the local citizenry stayed out of the hotel. with theexceptionthattheservingswereslightly Emaller than are received a t home. Below: Southeast corner of the Kremlin.seemed to be maintaining social decorum and ensuring wearily swung into a chair at the dining room table one ning.Leftbelow Clock Tower.” The I pointedtotheredclerksignaled. performing and trying to see everything.“Whatkind’?’’ labeled container. Tovstonoof the USSR’s Catherine’s summer place. I manis family. today’s calm. two bottlesof wine and a bottle of vodkawas $34 ( U .whether itbe waiter ingradcircuses. Bottom: “Song ofStone.theHermitageand and desires can be more easily understood. Man ventured into the streets. Russian meals of theArenacompanyreflectedourmoodwhen he provided a t the hotels were tasty and nourishing. During our two-week tour. One afternoon I decided to brave the congested groery store and purchase a can of coffee. arrange a successful cultural expose of the country.Basil’s. even concerned. I i as he was. then the challenge presented by such goals of theKremlin. The clerk wrote out a ticket that I I Opposite page top: Awaiting departure from Dulles International. It became apparent to me gov.” With widevariations in all categories. Sketches by the author.Lenin’stomb. JOC William G. In Moscow one night.). just to experiof view. always will be.servedwithchoppednutsandblueberrries.said. tipping is one of the few western customs that has yet to arrive in the Soviet Union. do meaningful work. Total cost for appetizers. One of eating habits of many nationalities. Fortunately. Their desires and ambitions appeared little I was one of the lucky ones who performed ir. unchanging. The which was just opening after the door opened. Left above: lvar theTerrible’s Bell TowerbehindtheKremlinWall. 19 . “Bolsheviks. break.” a t theBolshoi assignedajoborprofession in Russia his rightto theater. not unlike many of our st of the company was involved in both produc.m.

a bell rang and a large portion crowd dispersed. Right: Behind the stage. even by our standards. the butcher. and the overall quality is inferior. everyone uaranteed a place to live and emergency situations betakencare of within a fewdays. Prices are high. Jr. Pushkintheater.the k of violent crime was evidenced by the large of the of peoplefoundwalkingthestreets all hours of the night.Crowdedconditionsare not Just confinedto“necessity”stores-youfound all them in the streets.. talkswith a Soviet sailor duringarecentvisitto Leningrad by the guided missile cruiser USS Leahy (CG 16).meatat so on.whospokeEnglish. 1 finally reached the counter and picked up my “kofe. per month. When one considers the cated a specific amount of living space and living rters are assigned accordingly.this longhand. Granted. An engineer. Nevsky Prospect. the Russians tell a joke on themselves regarding their crowded main street.).Ireceivedasecondticket. and Although my pound of coffee was considered a bargain at 60 cents (U. “Who is doing the work?” In. tafdf~t “What do the people do when they aren’t walking up are walking down cluedtoattenua pon arrival at the lobby.Leningrad. After 20 minutes of limited progress mass of humanity.and between matinee and evening performances one day. neither are there any dangers apartment. Since all stores are government-owned and all prices are state controlled. One cannot expect to move to larger quarters simply because he can afford it.Leningrad.Oppositepage: CDR WilliamManthorpe. S. there is thatwhile are n o bargains. That’s imposI met sible.” a small It is inconceivabletoimagineamotherwith child or twoundertakingthefamilymarketingunder these awesome conditions. it takes about two years to get an p: Guests in Rossiya Hotel. and he and I went walking and talking to kill the time. With thepeopleonthestreets.tooktothecashierandpaid. stores and cinema alike.Theredeemingfeature one cannot locate a sale. which I took and continued battling my way through . He disclosed that he and his wife worked and together theyearnedtheequivalent of about $400 U. butunder inary conditions.Russia is not a shopper’s paradise.Ifrequentlyfoundmyself wondering. Thev didn’t pay taxes. Then there is the fact that fish must be obtainedfromthe fish market. medical and dental care everywhere.the throng of pushing and shoving shoppers. 20 ALL HANDS . Moscow.who in usedanabacus. s. fruit at the fruit store. With numerous jabs at watches dtothescheduleovertheticketwindow.Fromthecashier. I thought I g my ticket.

hisvisit toLeningrad in the military.“butjust a yearago by two U.” he said.”hesaid. Manthorpe. Returning was like seeing an old friend.”said time I mademorethan with his counterp. S. Jennifer. S. Navy warships to Leningrad in commem-I exchange w x virtuallyimpossible ” oration of the end of World War I1 in Europe.rder to the Pacific theBarentsSea. “There are few cities I know be:!zr.” He stated that for most of the three years the opportunitytobringabouttheexchange of ideasbetween the American and Soviet navies was quite limited.Jr.accompanied uss Leahy (CG 16) toserve interpreter and aid in cnnrdinating activities during t visit.thecommanderand of family hadopportunity ample to SE I ’ . a countrystrivingtoequal TheyfoundRussiatobe liam H r J.Manthorl who is assigned to the Office of the Secr fense.” During his tour. “1 spentthreeyears in theSoviet U n i w (I971 -74) United The commander said his rece asAssistantNavalAttache in Moscow. their elder daughter. talk and exchange ideas 50 tripstoLeningrad. Judith.Duringthat him the opportunity to meet. Of his three-year assignment in Moscow. Jennifer attended the Anglo-American School and Kimberly.. He conducted a series of orientatlon lectures for ship’s crew on the Soviet Union and the city of Ler grad. ‘‘I wasabletoparticipate in “However. joined the family in Moscow for the final year after completing school in England. CI Manthorpesaid. “I foundthedutychallengingand interesting. NavytotheSoviet Union. personally as well as professionally. arrangingexchangesbetweentheAmericanandSoviet 1 Incidents-at-Sea delegations. I was therepresentative of theU. his wife.” grad area. Because of hispreviousexperience in the So\ Union and his abilityto speak the language. lived in Moscow’s diplomatic community. industrial and agricultural strengtt May was no exception. CDRManthorpewasparticipating in thefive-dayvisit“It’samazing.--*c in the Soviet I\r-\/y in the Le ’ CDR Manthorpe. his While serving as attache. and their younger daughter.

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it emphasizes that DT&E attempts to optimize all conditions and evaluates hardware only. "Thehydrofoilwouldhave to detect the target. under typical fleetconditions and against a simulated enemy who fights back. The PHMwould closethetarget at maximum speed. If the shot missed because of a personnel error among the crew. would be loaded in thePHM'slauncher a month or two before the firing test and subjected to the normal shipboard environment of high seas. "The Harpoon firing would take place at the end of a typicalfive-daymissionprofile at sea." According to DoD Directive 5000. even though the Harpoon itself performed well.vibration. 0 Be planned by COMOFTEVFOR."ForDT&E. includingthe men in theloopandthe interfaces with other systems.Theshipwouldhave other tasks to perform (such as gun firing. no engineers or contractor reps would be allowed aboard.3. contact reporting. 0 Have the actual testing supervised by COMOPTEVFOR. Theadmiralbegan. both for operation of the equipment and for maintenance. gun firing and perhaps even paint chipping in port. Several Harpoon missiles. rather than by the developing agency. The PHMwould probably steer a steady course and speed at a predetermined range and would launch a missile at ananchored targethulk. the destroyer USS Hull (DD 045). "the T&E bible. and finally.' "Nowwe'll consider the 'operational' aspects of test and evaluation. navigation) during the run-in. the PHM andthe Harpoon missile would be handled only by the ship's regular crew." in order to be classed as OT&E. some aspects. testing must. in good weather. the shot would properly be labeled a 'no test. hopefully in poor weather. also with technicalpeople aboard. fire themissile. would sortie specifically for this test. sun and spray. 0 Be conducted by fleet-type personnel. If a member of the contractor's launch teim made a personnel error. in terms of making on-the-spot decisions. Facing page: The Navy's ma1Fr &inch caliber lighiwelght gun is test-fired for the first time from a ship. using zigzag courses to avoid simulated return fire. "Althoughthisexample is somewhat overdrawn. equipped with remote-control chaff launchers SEPTEMBER 1975 and expendable defensive electronic countermeasures (DECM) equipment to counter the Harpoon.Above: F-4 Phantom ii fighter aircraft of Air Development Squadron Four (VX 4) in flight. selected at random. He would preselect a missile for firing and peak and tweak it with field engineers and contractor reps doing most of thework. assess theeffect of the shot andmake decisions on subsequent action411 of which would be part of the evaluation. the firing would be evaluated a failure in. The entire effort at COMUkTEVFOR is to save time and . make tactical decisions on engagement. The target might be a high-speed Septar. Be carried out at sea. whereasOT&T attempts to create combat conditions ind evaluates the entire system.thedeveloping agency would properlyoptimize all conditions. by COMOFTEVFOR. identify it. "For OT&E. 0 Be reported independently to the CNO by COMOPTEVFOR.The PHM. .

you workfroma“movingdesk. Monell. 40 or even keepingup-to-datesimultaneously 50 pieces of equipment.000 air miles in two and one-half years at OPTEVFOR. 21 I at the end of 1972.AdmiralMonroe hundreds once they are says.” all project officers and coordinators are on a one-to-one basis among themselves.intricateanddemandingprocess. OPTEVFOR had 362 CNO-assigned projects for T&Eof futuristic hardware. Richardsonand STCS J. the fight will never be won.LCDR J. there has been a steady increase. Responsible officers then plan the evaluation. Walters.” It necessitatesyour “keeping a bag packed” at all times. J . OPTEVFOR projectofficersand Forthemostpart. Although generally senior types themselves. They and others agree. and analyze test results. and is reliable. This represents a vast growth since the end of calendar year 1970 when the command had a totalof 139 projects assigned. All projects assigned to OPTEVFOR by CNO initially gothroughadministrativeprocessingandthenare assigned by Operations andPlans to a warfare division. enlisted ALL HANDS . conduct the tests at sea. A major consideration is the amount of travel involved. rewarding and exciting. evaluations of test results are provided CNO by COMOPTEVFOR for a decisionon operational effectiveness and operational suitability of equipment for the fleet. This sounds relatively simple and clear-cut. F. Following this. “What we’re talking about here is fleet readiness. and to save money by fixing one modelbeforeproduction.ratherthanretrofitting in the fleet. with 187 projects at the end of 1971. Thisbringsupapointwhich sets OPTEVFOR apart from most if not all other commands in the Navy. Since that time. money. the “expert” is expected to take a firm stand on.” At the end of April 1975. coordinators welcome the opportunity to view and learn firsthand about ‘all the latest proposed pieces of equipment for the fleet. C. the points which he deems vitally important to the subject. Richardson. develop test plans. of the enlisted Whether the “expert” is an officer or one men. C. He has logged about 125. 248 at the end of 1973 and 324 at the end of 1974. he is required to keep “up to speed” o n any project assigned to him and be prepared to make a full report o n a moment’s notice. but as resident “experts” at OPTEVFOR headquarters. as well as the fact that an individual assigned a project is labeled the “expert. this is an absolute must. then we have a fighting chance of digging our way out of the readiness hole. assistant for advancedintegratedmissilesystems.surfacewarfare division. But if the new equipment has as many problems as the old. Due to the uniqueness of its role. evenif it means taking an opposing view to a senior man. that the work is “challenging. members of COMOPTEVFOR staff. OT&E gives the Navy the only measure it has as to how the equipment will perform in the fleet and it provides this in time to decide whether to produce or fix. but any of the 22 OPTEVFOR project officers and coordinators interviewed for this article will readily tell you it is a 24 time-consuming.”. According to Lieutenant Commander. H. however. assistant for medium range missilk systems. a s well as with the admiral. says Lieutenant Commander G. It could become a bit mind-boggling on 30. If thenewequipmentarriving in the fleet will do its job. rather than by being to testcritical forcedintolast-minuterescheduling aspects of new equipment. Anytime a project is being discussed. ranging from missiles to shipboard sewage systems. to save time by planning.

there is little time for anything All asotherthanbusinessduringtheworkingday.butmostimportant. as one becomes thoroughly indoctrinated with TEVFOR'S workings.disagreeingwith officers. it's any component box of a system. That was the most common remark by all interviewees at the command. 4 0 1 K. signed personnel agree on this. at speeds in excess of 40 knob during a test. Wash. Millerputit. on occasion. and tasked to ensure that each one is fleet ready. it's a little command doing a big and extremely critical job. so. OPTEVFOR is manythings. . S. All thosehundredsandthousands of "blackboxes" that command personnel deal with daily represent potentially great investmentsof taxpayers' dollars.' Navy Surface Effect Ship (SES100s) speeds across the water duringa test run.thisnewway of doingthings is accepted without hesitation. so they mustbescrutinizedverycarefullybeforeproduction begins. bad or otherwise. just as they do one other major point and that is the extremely high job satisfaction derived from work ato ~ E V F O R ." OPTEVFOR is the sceneof constant activity. Testorff Above: U. What's a "black box"? Very simply.personnel assigned to OFTEVFOR readily admit that adjustment to this sort of working relationship presented certain inner conflicts in the beginning. Below: Guided Mlssiie Patrot Hydrotoil Pegasus (PHM 1) skims thewaters of Puget Sound. called because it is painted black.. As Chief SonarTechnician F. In time. howevOPer. When the initial inner reoff. "They always listen to us here. A history of OPTEVFOR follows. With more than 300 projects on the line. enlistedmen find themsdlves luctancehasworn easilydiscussingand. whether our opinion is good.

to expartd test and evaluation capabilities and to form a subordinate command within the Pacific Fleet. of the 0p. Changes were 'also made in the organizational structure. In the early 1970s. I1 ended. In addition to these duties.ratknol TOI 'I Brief Historical Sum ' COMOPTEVFOR traces its origin to the final months of arose for an effective WorldWar I1 whentheneed means to combat Japanese kamikaze attacks. . with policy direction. OFTEVMIR is a two-oceanoperationalfleetcommand . . the Tactical Development Group was formed and became part of OPDEVFOR. OFTEVFOR was an operational command reporting to CINCLANTFLT. From inceptionuntiltheearly 1970s.to Congressionaland Secretary of Defense iniliiatives aimed at improvingthe defense material acquisition process. . however. tion decision. This move was in response . Lee and consisted of miscellaneous types of combatant ships with supportingaircraft and drone control groups. but in the summerof 1949. :' moved OITEVFOR'S participation ahead of the prodtlc. in 1952. U. including operationaltest and evaluation and development of tactics. : . and has remained there since. also serves as Director. the Composite Task WhenWorldWar Forcewasconsolidated with other fleetunitsdoing development work and. ed the Navy's sole independentagent for operational test and evaluation. '. ' ' . In keeping with these new responsibilities. Accordingly. thecommandmoved ashore to headquarters at the Norfolk Naval Base. Its mission was primarily concerned with fleet introduction of new weapons systems. . Test and Evaluation Division (OP-983). theCompositeTask Atlantic Fleet. This force was commanded by Vice AdmiralW. RADM Robert R. changes . . independent assessments of operational effectiveness and operational suitability during the research and development (RLD) process. COMOPTEVFOR reports . For operational control of fleet units. During the ensuing years. For example. WMOi k *mmander and Evaluatlon Force. in May1959. Headquarters then -was moved to Camp Allen ' in Norfolk. Force. technical and procedural guidance andfinancial support coming from CNO. the ForceCommander now reports directly' to the Chiefof Naval Operations (CNQ) as Assistant Director for Operational Test and Evatuation (OP-098C). thecommandwas renamed Operational Test and Evaluatioe Force (OFTEvFOR) to reflect more accurately its increased responsiWties. RADM Monroe . . whioh . COMOPDEVFOR flew hisflag in uss Adirondack(AGC 15). . S . A. to ' . was redesignated the OperationalDevelopment Force (OPDEVFOR). The force retained its former responsibilities and added the new ones of making early. Inthe early years.were made to the mission and tasks to provide wider responsibilities in operational test and evaluation. was formed to develop tactics and evalequipment uate to counter the kamikazes.'. in 1 9 6 0 .1. OFTEVFOR was desigtyt. thus giving T&E a strong focal poinF within OPNAV. On 2 Jul 1945. in December 1947. ..

to On 1 Jul 1974...surfacewarfare division and ocean surveillance division.. air warfare division..>:?.ChinaLake. The are under COMOPTEVFOR'S operational co 11 only. a major new division was created andNewLondonTestandEvaluationDetachment coordinateoperationalevaluation of newclasses of (NLONTEVDET). development work. Also in 1974. . CINCLANTFLT provides administrative ~ . Calif. He adminisTo permit COMOITEVFOR to carry out his mission. coordinates and supervises projects being prosecuted in the Pacific Fleet areas as directed by COMOPmust closelyfollow all R&Dprograms of theNaval TEVFOR and prepares proposed project plans and Material Command and the Office of Naval Research. comZINCPACFLT. following is a n outline of headquarters organization at administrative control remains with)he*$pprc . C I N C U S N A V E U R provides lotype. in response to increased emphasis.PatuxentRiver. Moffett Field.. OREVFOR opment test and evaluation programs. ship evaluation division.NewLondon. The three air squadrons and was retitled the Ocean Surveillance Division.~$. reportsasrequired.located in San support for headquarters staff and logistics services for Diego.heads of Pacific shoreactivitiesengaged DArFLT provides logistic services for Pacific Fleet rations.k L lary Of COMOPTEVFOR - mandandcontrolsystemsdivision. CNO accordingly has authorlzed direct liaison between he renders assistance for Pacific Fleet assist projects. (VX-5).:.!p:.. MU@.and Air TestandEvaluationSquadronFive which their divisions have cognizance. NavalWeaponsCenter. CINCLANTFLT and. These includeAir Test of warfare ( V X .Md. TheDeputy COMOPTEVFOR. maintains three aircraft squadrons and two detachments The staff of COMOITEVFOR is organized along flexible which assist in OT&E programs. experience in the type of equipment or warfare over Calif. he ters. Pacific.functionalandsupportcommandersand. ships.Whenrequested by CINCPACFLT. develIn additiontothedeputycommander.Pt. maintains liaison with CINCPACFLT.Evaluation tion. including contractors.. and Sunnyvale Test and Evaluation Detachment (SUNthe Special Operations section was given divisional rank TEVDET). COMOITEVFOR and the heads of developing agencies for all technical matters relating to Navy research. Naval Air Station. FortTrumbull.when gisticservicesforSixthFleetoperationsand CINCin directed. administrative division. .Calif.Conn. Air TestandEvaluation and systems is carried out by personnel with operational SquadronFour (VX-4). when necessary. ate type the close of 1974: comptroller. Naval Air Staand Evaluation Squadron One lines that give primary consideration to types of equipment andprojectadministration. operations and plans division.I ) .: commander. Pacific Fleet Atlantic Fleet operations. underseas warfare division. CINXSNAVEUR.

PHC RalphWarmer and PHC Ronald J.The sanctuaq ExDeHence Federal law today prohibits women from serving on board vessels of the Navy other than hospital ships and transports.Historically. 28 . Marquer.Navynurses first servedaboardthe transport ships uss Mayflower and Dolphin in 1913. In August of 1972 a program began with the purpose of studying the pros and cons of women at sea in other than medical billets. a limited number of women officers and enlisted members were assigned to I I Above:Sanctuarycrewmembers at chow. Ollver. and first served aboard the hospital shipuss Relief in August 1920.Infact. As a result. Photos by LCDR T.Right:Crewmember at bow of ship. Facing page: Women on the job aboard Snnctuary.womenofficers of theNurse Corps and Medical Service Corps have been assigned to the medical departments of hospital ships for many years.

the commanding officer gaveasummary of hisobservationsandrecommendations as they related to the experiment. approximately 23 women officers (including five line and Supply Corps officers and 18 nurses) and 97 enlistedwomenwereassigned to uss Sanctuary. and assignment to general quarters stations and repair parties. a highly special- 1 I . It is emphasized that these generalizations and recommendations apply only to uss Sanctuary (AH 17). with as many as 69 of these Navy women being on board at the same time (total ship’s company was about 400).withwomen crewmembers expressinga greater need for privacy and habitability than did the men.ship’s company of USS Sanctuary (AH 17) inapilot program to gain experience regarding the employment of women at sea in a nonmedical environment. the Navy pilot program came to an end and its capability to assign women to sea no longer exists. however. have been of Sanctuary valuable. During the pilot program. navigation. Both men and women among the crew generally hadthesamekind of commentsand/orcomplaints concerningshipboardlivingconditions.andperformedsuchtasksasdeckseamanship. The lessons learned from this pilot program. Some of the findings: 0 The women aboard uss Sanctuary performed their assigned duties with expertise equivalent to their male counterparts. Women worked in all departments except engineering. Namely. With the recent decommissioning of uss Sanctuary. They were also assigned watches and other military duties comparable to their ratings and on an equal basis and rotation with men.

a success. They caused no major shipboard problems.combatstoresships (AFS). The conclusion of the CO’s observations was that women aboard uss Sanctuary performedtheirduties well. women to ships other than hospital or transports. U. (The to problems of designingadestroyer. Crewno problemwiththestrength of membersreported women personnel. 0 The male members aboard ship (about 83 per cent of the crew) seemed to be either pleased with or indifferent to having women aboard ship. Difficult jobs were accomplished through mutual assistance of men andlor women personnel. If the legal restrictions-that is. Code. accommodate a male-female crew staggers the imagination!) ’ I .Hedeemedthe pilot program. For example. or amphibious ships (LHAs and LPHs). of Section 6015-which prohibit the assignment Below from left to right: LT Peggy Harlow. ammunitionships(AE). Preparations for going ashore bring on a bit of teasina from shiamates. what would the Navy be expected to do? It is probable that the Navy would first assign women to serve on large auxiliaries such as tenders (AD). expertise. fast combat support ships (AOE). LT Mary Anne Gardner and LTJG Bonnie Latsch.) These points were madein the summary report: 0 There was no special qualitative screening of men andwomenpersonnelbeforemakingassignments. Members of one sex were not allowed in the berthing or sanitation areas of the others. Above fromiefl to right: Before assignment to Sanctuary. since no major changes in habitability for women aboard ship wererequired.Antagonismwasminimal. before attempting their assignment to other combatants.ized ship with features and functions unlike those of other navalvessels. The morale of the ship’s crew was high.forexample. Linehandlers on deck of Sanctuary.within its set limits.aweakerperson(manorwoman)wasaided by a stronger person to accomplish a specific task. women went through damage control school at Treasure idand. it wastheonlyshipin theNavywithaccommodationspermittingsuchan experimenttobeconductedwithoutextensivealterations. S . generally believed that having women in the Fleet had some beneficial effects. Officers and enlisted men.(Indeed. however.indicatingthatwomenperformed their assignments with equal ease. were to be removed. 0 The women performed their assigned duties in an excellentmanner. Most of the ship’s crew appeared to have mature attitudes about the relationshipsbetweenindividuals. replenishment oilers (AOR). Title IO. and dedication a s their male counterparts in the same assignments. only single women without dependents were assigned. including personnel both experienced and inexperienced with sea duty.

11 Based'upon the possibility'of such a contingency ai somefuturetime.thepilotiprogramresulted in a number of recommendations. 0 IniQally. a cadre of esperiqnced (seagoing) senior ratedenlistedwomenwould be available to provide leadership example and standards for the maintenance of good order and discipline. Therecommendationssuggestedmodifications of .

” LTJG Latsch echoes that with her own impression: “It was no big deal. nurse provides some tender. If women went to sea as a matter of course.” LT Harlow says of the men’s first ’‘i reactions.’ 1 i !.’:.! tenantMaryAnneGardner. We’re new. LT Harlow remarked.&nctuary for treatment. ALL HANDS .Above: During Unitas vlslt to SouthAmerica ports. male crewmembers offered little resistance. The fourth officer who sailed in Sanctuary is Lieu. Faclng page top:A woman of the Navy takes part In a tralnlng session atdamege control schooh Faclng page bottom: Navy woman makesit “on the double” to her nextshipboard assignment. While i3 prior Navy experience proved invaluable. Below: Liberty-bovnd lady bids farewell to duty watchstander. Below center: Femele phone-talker on bridge of ship. aboard Sanctuary in non-corps billets woreoff. it’s i a visible difference. “We’re different.. “people would just get used to each other.She is anurseand staff J:: member at NETC’S Officer Indoctrination School. she “learned.” she says of women going to sea. To a large extent. loving cereto young patlent who was brought aboard .

LT Gardnerherself had a health problemto copewith during shipboard assignment. in small part. k ’ e s and adoptees often ‘became personaWhat Bonnie Latsch had to say while a swos student stillholds true: “I’m not tryingtoprovesomething.” LTJohnsagrees. possibly the only one in the Fleet.more in the first three months aboard ship than in her previous three-year tour at the naval hospital in Bethesd.“Nurseshavebeen going to sea for a long time.” he says. “It got past the pointof being an experiment because it worked. she is forced to agree with LT Johns’ comment that some women at sea may have a penchant for water. But in an era which has its share of controversial subjects here is one more to add to the agenda.a. saying. I’m not a women’s libber. included those found in America. “When 1 finally had maneuvered myself into position to get into the tub. Whilein Haiti she fell and injured her back. is the Sanctuary experience.” LT Harlow contends. “We’ve proved that ‘we could do it. A doctor ordered her to soak in hot water.” to Colombia and Haiti in 1973. Many became “sea mothers” and adopted male crewmembers into their families. she managed to negotiate Sanctuary’s brow and ladders to the area whete$W:WpoSed:. This is like orders to anywhere else in the Navv where I have a job to do.” Healthproblemsencounteredduringthegoodwill cruise. “Operation Handclasp. LTJG Latsch agrees.andLT Gardnerpointsoutonceagain.” Navy wives reacted to the situation of women serving aboard Sanctuary with considerable aplomb. 33 r . plus specific cases that involved parasitic diseases and birth defects. It does . LT Johns feadded. .“Absolutely. Consequently. Able to move only with great difficulty.not mean that women will be sailing in Navy ships in the not-too-distant future. a.” So rnat. Md. allowing them to share techniques. Host country doctors and nurses jointly staffed shipboard clinics with their American counterparts. blue bathtub.a big.” she recalled. Inevitably. the question of sending women to sea is moot. “I felt guilty!” As far as the four officers are concerned. Comment from the Fleet is expected-and invited.

I BEWOIA: Fitting out Presidential Yacht .

SEPTEMBER 1975 1 35 . Right: Sequoia rests in a slip off the Potomac River after coming out of drydock.~~ ~ Not many me.Johnsonwasthelast President to use her on an overnight cruise. attached istrative Unit. and the Barbara Anne-Honeyfitz-Patricia. Built by the Mathis Shipbuilding Company and launched in 1925. three other boats served Potomac. Above: One of the oldest marine railways in theUnitedStatesisstill in operationattheWashingtonNavy Yard where Sequoia is overhauled. Sequoia was christened Savarona and wasoriginallyowned by Mr. replanked approximately one-third of the at the hull of Sequoia.one vesselwith three names. Tex.. Johnson and Nixon. then she was converted for by the Secretary of the Navy. Sequoia again became one of the Presidential vessels and her hull designation was droppedfromNavyrecords. before replanking and repainting by Navy Administrative Unit. April-October. Cadwallader of Philadelphia. DesignatedAG-23." buta small contingent of sailors in Washington did get such orders. Under President Johnson. she served Presidents Hoover and use Roosevelt until 1936.n today receib/e tain to"replankthe hull. The Cadwalladers sold her to theSequoiaPetroleumCompany of FortWorth. During the period 1936-68.andMrs. TheDepartment of Commercepurchasedthe 104foot. Kennedy. She kept the name Sequoiu and in 1933 was transferred to the Navy for use as one of the Presidential yachts. in which Presidents Truman and Eisenhower rode. Nixonused Facing page: Sequoia. to the Naval AdminLast winter.Theyincluded whichservedPresidentRoosevelt.Richard M. the men. Sequoia is used by the President on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers during the sailing season. the Presidential yacht. that served Presidents Eisenhower.the Williamsburg. seven-inch boat in 1931 for use as a patrol vessel. in1928 and she was rechristened Sequoia. theCommander in Chiefs. Berthed Washington Navy Yard.

AI1 in all. Working in their own sail loft. Sequoia’s enlisted boat captain. Below deck. they can handlethat.” Most of the wood topside is teak. her for brief respites from the rigors of office. Siostek . ” 5 0 2 M.as expected. Sequoia’s crewmakesallitsownwindscreens. the President sits in front of a replica of the Presidential Seal. In addition to replanking of the hull and upkeep on the engine. the men can fashion canvas andclothinto many functionaland decorative designs. madehis first cruise aboard Sequoia as the nation’s chief executive. “We train all our own men and do all thework ourselves. curtains and canopies. Sequoia’s hull. Topside are the pilothouse. Whoeverrode Sequoia thisyearfoundher shipshape and ready to cruise at a moment’s notice. thePresidentialcabin is finished in walnut paneling. the captain’s and two guestrooms.. And. This is due to the dedication of the men charged with her upkeep and the fact that all Sequoia’s maintenance is performedsolely by members of the administrative unit. While in drydock she rests on one of the oldest operational marine railways in the United States. facing a portrait of George Washington. A small cedar closet is built into one corner of the cabin and two prints of Seminole Indian chieftains hang on the cabin’s walls. Normally.whichwas once made entirely of juniper wood. The crew’squarters and dining area are finished in teakwood paneling. which is covered with paintedcanvas. it is the men of the unit that are preserving thisvestige of our’nation’s historyandallowing our President to enjoy a few briefmoments of restand solitude. are finished in ash wood paneling. As many as 22 persons can be served dinner at a single sitting in the main salon. if any of the upholstery needs repairing. too. . explained: “The reason for choosing firis its availability and cost. This season President Ford. a maximum of 40 people can be entertained buffet style in both the main and after salons. “The entire ship is madeofwood and during overhaul we replace all deteriorated wood. Fromhisvantagepoint quoia’s captain can keep‘in full view two Coast Guard boats that always accompany the vessel whenever the President is aboard. We only accept knot-freebecauseknotscould cause seepage. For largergatherings. Chief Hull MaintenanceTechnician Joseph Brunner. andmainand atter in the pilothouse. Sesalons. Senior Chief Boatswain’s Mate Lynwood Claytor. one of the few HTs in the Navy today who still works with wood. Meals are prepared and then served by the seven-man crew. is now 80 per cent douglasfir. built in 1865.” he said. supervises her upkeep and maintenance. Three other cabins. ALL HANDS . including the cap boards anddeck. All the handrails are mahogany and the bright work is chrome.” Each year Sequoia is pulled into drydock and overhauled.

SEPTEMBER 1975 .Right:Sequoiaather mooring after replanking and repainting. A cluttered main salon is transformed into a formal dining area by the crewmen. Sequoiais repainted andmade shipshape for sailing.it into an awning. During each periodic overhaul.Facing page from top to bottom: Two Sequoia crewmen measure canvas before cutting and sewing. wherethePresidentcanrelaxaftertherigors Above:Sequoiadinnersetting. Top of page: Sequoia’s fantail is a place of ahard day.

is an outstanding shipmate who will go forward in pursuit of the best interests of our country.. None of these changes cameeasily.?:+ Navy usually requires endless hoursof discusenlisted community as the Chief of Naval Opera. . two Chiefs of Naval Operations. e. I feel sure that my successor will also sense a feelingof fulfillment and purpose.i3. I decided to make the Navymy career.. at the Bureau of Naval Personnel. R.9 per cent for fiscal year 1975.M a sChief t e r Robert J. currently 'Changing the Watch' serving as COMNAVAIRLANT Force Master Chief. My naval career since leaving Cranston.6 per cent in fiscal year 1971 to 39..$ Two other improvements which I consider to be my country during wartime. and the implementatioh of the E-7 Selection Board process and the Quality Review Board. I attribute many of the advances in our sysin 1943has taken me to every corner of the world &?. II. . I looked forward to the challenges of sea service.".. of the utmost significance were the implementaPetty Officer of the needs itscitizens'support.& .< portunity. . While there have been a few difficult times. and our enlisted community. human goals programs. which include equal opMACM John D. ziti 38 ALL 1 ! . tern to two major factors: Teamwork and im$ communications. Walker.-... my feelings remain the same. and difficult decisions concerning p$?$: the details of any proposed alteration to the SyStions' senior enlisted advisor. Under the leadership of these men.n Partly because of these challenges and oppor. race When I first joined the Navy during World War relations training and leadership management. l&%h$!ij tern. .. ~ t~ ri:. Any contributionsthat the MCPON Office orted the most important and rewarding phase of my given career and has left me with memories of people. During my tour I have been fortunate enough to serve with three Secretaries of the Navy.. tunities. our Navy. and three Chiefs of Naval Personnel.. These changes have had a significantly positive effect on the enlisted community as is reflected in retentionfigures which have risen from 11. '$...-vi. the new Enlisted Records Review Roo.!: Fleet/Force/Command program and. -. I leave the MCPON billet with no reluctance... places. Being The Navy works well because people make it Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navyhas been work well. Other significant progress was made in sealshorerotation policies.. The new ~ c ~ o ~ . Uavy Imiforms.<>. One aspect of the MCPON job that Master Chief Walker will surely enjoy will be his frequent contact with the highest levels of naval leadership. I have witnessed many beneficial and necessary changes within the Navy's enlisted structure.: .sion.%>-. tion of the MasterChief @. Whlttet .orget. .. Change in and I dreamed of becoming a respected profesa technical operating organization such as the sional sailor... Paramount among these changes were a BEQ management system. the rewards of service and the privilege to serve far outweigh any disappointments. and has allowed me to work closely with some $.Dlanning. I was proud to have the opportunity to serve ?:!.. Three decades and ' : G . drug andalcoholrehabilitation. All of these men have worked diligently for their country and the Navy and have consistently provided the high level of leadenship and inspiration necessary to maintain our Navy as the world's greatest. ~ !$>$ . the enlisted evaluaticIn system and the $y~. and events that I snail Now that the time has come to change the watch.I ::.. . from thedeskof'the Maeter Chief Petty Officer of the Navy 1 1 L_ .proved of ourcountry'sfinest men and women.'.. But.>i-. more rethree wars later. . never did I dream that one day I would have the chance to represent our entire .:. when a country really . ~. cently.

we have worked together as a NaVy team. The input I received from you during my travels was instrumental in providing counsel to our navalleaderswhose responsibility it is to make ch'angeswhen necessary in ourregulations and policies. most of all. Walker L 39 . The immediate family plays' a . &$. the best of luck during their tour. But. YN2 Catalina Lopez. . SEPTEMBER 1975 . $ p'& ' I:@ OSCM Robart J.. and 'J02 Steve Maddox. such as the entire human goals program and the proposed sea pay proposal. Some of 'the recent changes are now institutionalized and their benefit to the system already evident.. That is why only the most skilled and highly recommended individuals make . new thinking. 'I thank each of them for their loyalty.-.and I'm sure that he will receive the same cooperation from the fleet that I have enjoyed.most important role in the career of anyNavymember. I wish him and his lovely wife. I have also received valuable assistance and counsel over the years from past staff members YNC Jerry Traver. whose serviceshave been exceptional. my shipmates in the United States Navy. My current staff includes YNC BobFerris(office manager andadministrative assistant). to my shipmates everywhere. I never traveled to a ship or stationwhere I was not greeted warmly.*:. Frances. dedication. Each of these has contributed greatly to any success we have enjoyed during my tour by providing invaluable input and counsel. dadication. And. and support of'everyone in the Navy. and unforgettable years.. exciting. I will always be thankful that I had the opportunityto work andserve with the world's finest men and women. I also want to thank the men who have served as Master Chief Petty Officers of the Fleet and Force.'.us the assistance required to encourage fresh. I believe these and all Navy members realize that such accomplishments can only be achieved with the cooperation. I wish you Godspeed. I know that your new Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy will continue to pursuethese areas. I have been fortunate to have had support from my wife Helen. and devotion to duty. which have brought us three children and six grandchildren. Loyalsupportandadministrative assistance have been particularly notable duringmy tour as MCPON by my office staff. much work remains to be done. I want'to thank you-my shipmates-for your sustained support. In other areas.and Introducing The varied responsibilities associated with the position as Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) demandtheutmostscrutiny of candidateswhenthe time comes to pick a new one. as well as the current Master Chief of the Command for PersQ UTCM Bob Evans. YN2 Barbara Williams (clerk-typistand caseworker). For nearly 30 years. Helen continually asserts with pride that she is a Navy wife and a Navy mother. now the hour is at hand to pass the watch to Master Chief Walker.y. I can assure them they are in for four wonderful. So. and YN2 Bob A b w t t (journalist and caseworker).

Walker. National Board of Governors. Strictly speaking. Atlantic. NCCM Charles H. Jr. The morelogical or meritoriousthe case. The third Navymantoholdthis title. he depends entirely on strength of argument and reputation of his office. 18. at the time of his selection as the new MCPON. has direct access to the CNO and CNP. by virtue of his office. Even though theMCPON has direct access to theCNO. call his office at autovon 224-4854 or commercially at (202) 694-4854.Force. He reasons on behalf of the enlisted community. four Navymenwere in the running during final considerations. In additionto his advisory functions. the parties involved are notified immediately. National Defense Service Medal. charity drives and Navy Wives Club functions. Frances. request. the new MCPON is involvedwith civicleagueaffairsandchurch-related activities. He is an advisor who. uss John E Kennedy.and it to the final rounds of selection procedures.. Fleet Reserve Association (liaison). 12. The age span of these veterans was 38 to 46 and their active service ranged between 19 and 27 years. the MCPON is not a decision-maker. Inhis spare time. he keeps abreast of current thinking and has an opportunity to learn what’s really happening throughout the Navy. these men represented the best of the Navy. Hemay advise. These included UTCM Robert L. have four children: Robert. He can’t always help. for which he earned the Navy Commendation Medal for meritorious service. and from Pensacola to Saipan. Master Chief Walker was serving as Master Chief Petty Officerof the Force. Navy Relief Society Advisory Board (member). Y. In themost recent search. 12.. Atlantic.. discharge. His prior service includes assignments in Korea during which he earned the Korean Presidential Unit Citation. and Michael. Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal. The job of MCPON requires extensive travel throughout the fleet. to secure a humanitarian transfer. he does not bypass the chainof command by consulting the CNO every time a sailor has a personal problem. Normally. Walkerholdsthe China Service Medal. having participated in little league clubs. he relieved MCPON John D. Teri. Evans of BuPers. Norfolk. Griva of ComNavSurfPac. for more urgent matters. Walker assumed many duties other thanSeniorEnlistedAdvisortothe Chiefof Naval Operations (CNO) and Chief of Naval Personnel (CNP). All letters addressed to hisoffice are answered. there can be only one winner andfor MCPON it was Master Chief Operations Specialist Robert J. If it can’t be resolved at command level-most problems cad-the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy stands ready to render assistance.Introducing . Navy Wives Club of America (liaison). When the McPON goes to bat for a Navy person or a cause common to all Navy personnel.MasterandSenior Chief SelectionBoard (advisor). US0 (member). In this travel.but he always makes the effort. for example. the more favorable the consideration is likely to be.Rating ReviewBoard (voting member). butis not at liberty.His duty stations have ranged from McMurdo Sound in the Antarctic (two tours) to Port Hueneme. includingQualityControlReview Board (advisor). Whittet in September.NavyFederalCredit Union (advisory panel). Commander Naval Air . Uniform Board (voting member). With his new position. for whichhe earnedtheNavyAchievement Medal while serving as SeniorEnlistedAdviser. His office may bereached after working hours by dialing the same numbers and recording a message on the code-a-phone. He and his wife. PNCM Joe D. however. N. urge or recommend. 15. suggest.. Michele. Walker of ComNavAirLant. andthe Fleet Combat Direction Systems Training Center.problems acted uponhavebeenroutedto him via thechain of command or are of concern to most Navy men and women. In a sense. Nonappropriated FundBoard(votingmember). he is called upon to testify before Congressional committees and subcommittees. As is true in most competition. If you have a problem. National Naval Reserve Policy Board (advisor). A native of Oxford. You may write or. and Enlisted Advisory Boardto the Chief of Naval Operations (chairman).. check first with yoursupervisor or leading petty officer. Navy ResaleSystem Advisory Board(member). He also serves in an advisory capacity on various boards. or cut a set of special orders. In addition to his other awards. If favorable action cannot be taken. His wife is also an active community worker. Va. Pierce of CNATRA and OSCM Robert J. comment. Navy OccupationService Medal. .

area. C.. call . orlglnal bulldlngs ol collogo. nsw undor construo tkn-has not yet boon namod. Lorresponaence courses are recognized as enhancing a naval officer’s career as evidenced by the followingquotation from the March 1974 m e r Personnel Newsletter (NavPers 15892): “ Reporting seniors are encouraged to document.. Thls Isan artkt’s concmptkn d tho Naval War Collogo. R. in the comments section of fitness reports.” The 36-week off-campus course given in the Washington. area is limited at this time to Strategy and Policy.. D.undor con- structlon.” Let us explain. except for the phone number. centering around the word “degree. C. C. Can I get a Naval War College Degreethrough nontraditional means? A. 47 . . to those students who undertake courses by correspondence or to those attending the Washington. . however. Yes. . I. The Naval War College does not grant a degree to graduates of its resident course of studies. there is an extenslon course offered at night in theWashington. Advertising is sometimes a boon to both students and educational institutionsbut the seven short lines in ALL HANDShave generated a significant reader response based on printed misinformation. off-campus course. C o l k r t PIazs-at wator’s currently In m o . currontly In use: plaza ktwoon rww and old bulldlngs. The Chief of Naval Personnel has. M to r l g k Howon WM.. Nowport.Suchdocumentation should include correspondence courses from various service colleges . currently In uao. . matter.this off-campus graduate seminar study program. and a complete correspondence course package offered by the Naval War College. D. recognized completion of the resident curriculum as the prof. If the question on page 34 were to read: “Can I study Naval War College courses through non-traditional means?’ . The Naval War College Center for Continuing Education parallels resident courses by offering a onediploma Naval War College correspondence curriculum of approximately loo0 hours of study. A NavalWar College certificate of completion acknowledges that a student successfully passed . one of the three core areas studied in both residence and in the correspondence courses. This information is important to Navy Department personnel managers and is often an item of consideration by selection boards. individual efforts at‘self-improvement.NAVAL WAR COLLEGE Off-Cambus and Corresr>ondence Courses The June 1 Y 7 5 issue ot AIL HANDS contained a estions and Answers feature on pages 32 through On page 34 the following question and answer . they are encouraged to considerthe . Spruanco Hall. The number for this purpose at the Naval War College is A/V 948-3751. odgo. the answer would be correct. For further information.essional military counterpart of an academic master s degree and it is so considered for officer personnel management purposes. by Anthony *no. D.Conolly Hall. Q. . Although students are not obligated to pursue the entire diploma program.

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however. This allows the council to fulfill the twofold purpose envisioned-to address and study real and perceived problems. relieving pressures before they can build up. and to provide an improved flow of information.thecouncilwasreorganizedintofour teams. the squadron’scommanding officer. the command underwenta human resources availability assisted by the Pearl Harbor Human Resources Management Center.” says CDR Messegee. “In a very real sense.members.thisgrouphasdifferences in levels of enthusiasm. “We’vegot a good. environment. both up and down. Underthisneworganization. drugs and alcohol.Hawaiia long tradition of based Patrol Squadron Four have operational excellence. Composed of 24 . and E-4 and below. it was concluded that the existing group wasn’t fully effective as a tool of leadership or in responding to needs of squadron personnel.” VP-4’s council. while the teams maintain one-to-one contacts with individuals in the shops and air crews. including the CO. . They work at it . The “command atmosphere” survey 47 ‘I . all levels of thechain of commandarerepresented. but they also pride. At regularly scheduled council meetings. department heads and interested division officers. but all agree their effbrts are worthwhile. Messegee. VP-4’s human relations council reinforces the chain of command.F7 VP-4 A The“SkinnyDragons” of BarbersPoint. didn’t always function as effectively. while leaving. In the fall of 1974. themselves on an effecfive human relations council. “the council is a safety valve. all members o f the teamsarevolunteersandeachteamhasanofficer sponsor to assist.contro1 of activities to the members. effective council because we’ve got good people in the program.” About the time VP-4 was reorganizing its program. each with specific responsibilities in the areas of race relations.XO.Thus. In the words of Commander James A. .

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” According to council member YN3 R.conducted in the availability provideda broad statistical information base which was immediately used to pinpoint areas needing attention. The environment team.C. . M. L.equadronHuman Relations Officer. communications officer.” The primaryeffect of VP-4’s human relations council Facingpagetop left: LTJGJ. B. R. For fiscal year 1975. A. A. Our council has dedicated.Bottomleft:LTJG J. line division. reports SN D. Klmmey. andsomeDroefess has been made in things likewatchstanding and the general atmosphere at the BEO. and Environment Team sponsor. a member of theRaceRelationsTeam. “That’s a big improvement over the old council. We didn’t have much credibility . August. T. Kerr adds. Now we’ve learned what it takes to get changes made in the command and people have more confidence in us . but it also has scored some concrete achievements as well. Michelaen.” This is evidenced in several squadron statistics. there was a feeling that the command lackedsensitivity to minor problemsor petty grievances . A centrally located bulletin board was devoted to pictures and names of members of each team. Rightmire. people didn’t trust us and some of us didn’t trust the chain of command. Top right: M82 V. . Woodhead -Photos by P H I W. W. 100 per cent of participating personnel passed the examinations and 77 per cent were promoted. “People are aware of us now.Below: AX2 0. the members made a special effort to circulate more and introduce themselves. “assisted in getting a vacuum cleaner donated by squadron wives to the men living in bachelor enlisted quarters. The people make the program. Youngs. Bottom of the Race right: AN D. the squadron received the Arnold J. “When we started out. Kerr. . In the August 1974 promotion cycle. . Also in 1974. B. . and member Relations Team. determined people and it’s been goodfor squadron operations and the command as a whole.” r-“” “Story by JOCM K. In addition.” says AMs3 J. “The only waywe can be effectiveis if every individual contributes something and believes in what he’s doing. Isbell Trophy as the Pacific Fleet VP squadron demonstrating the “greatest degree of professionalism and effectiveness during operational ASW missions. One of the first concerns was to makecommand personnel aware of the council and the special teams.” AX2 G . they know who we are. maintenance department. and member of Race Relations Team. Dobson. so far has been in the area of improved awareness and communications. A. Francisco. VP-4 has averaged 54 per cent firstterm reenlistments. Fair 1 SEPTEMBER 1975 49 . . .

.the diver . which thediverreceives through his headgear. Primarymeans communication is voice.I “Red diver! Topside! Lie9nyourback!”The instructor’s order is relayed by a student through a metal box which. seconds later. the’breastplate and helmet. He responds to each command as he performs the ordered task.The majority of all Navy divers get their traininghere. crackles. Hardhat refers to the outfit wornby the diver-I90 pounds of equipment from headgearto shoes. After five weeks the hard-hat divers are ready to don their suits and take a test dive in the IO-foot trainitjg tank. an annex of Service School Command. . offers a four-week scuba course and a IO-week hard-’hatdiving course. I I . . The bargewhichhousesthisSecondClassDivingSchool is docked at theNaval Station San Diego pier. The school. outfit. alohg with theArmy. Marine’ Corps andsome civilian divers. finally. 54 to 64 pounds.is lowered into the tank the instructor of begins with simple instructions. They must be helped into the outfit. “Red diver! Lying on my’back!” “Yellow diver! Roll overonyourleft side! Then stand up on the workbench!” Wiqd’ whistles over the deckandthewaterlaps against the sides of the 3500-gallon training tank. San Diego Naval Training Center. Once . Air Force. The student is getting an idea ofhow to maneuver whichhasbuoyed considerably himself in the. starting with the shoes17% pounds each-tothe84-poundweight belt and.

althoughhe is discouraged from using this means of control on his first dive. -Story -Photos by by Laura Beach PH2 Douglas Cunningham I .” Entrance requirements for the Second Class Diving School are stiff. C. the better the product we can turn out. ship repair. Brereton. the Navy has plenty of work for the second class diver. and Washington. with a lot of competition for entrance. In case the talk or voice system should fail. There are onlytwomaster divers at this school-Chief Petty Officer Frank J . reconnaissance work and salvage diving. Since more than one diverusesthetank ata time! students are givencolor codes so that theinstructor can identify each when giving orders. Except in special circumstances. The more we can individualize instruction. D.. discontinued its second class diver training. It’s a tough course. “The Second Class course is bookedupuntilnext fiscal year. Once the course is completed. “An ideal class wouldbe IO to 14 students. There are usually 20 to 30 students in a class and a new group starts every fourth week. A secondary means of communication is the hand signal systemonthelifeline and airhosewhich students are very familiar with before they take the test dive. There are four instructors per class. There hasbeenevenmore competition for entrance to this school since Key West closeditsdiving school. But quite a few men apparently find theidea of a diving career worththe challenge. Two or three classes are goingonallthetime. School director is Lieutenant Commander Richard G. divers must be age 30 or under to start the course. Buski and Senior Chief William A. The diver can also control his own buoyancy with a valve. There is a rigorousphysical test and an indoctrinationdive which discourages manywould-be divers. the diver could be signaled back to the surface by tugs on the hose. Gholson. including searches. All instruction at the schoolisgivenby first class or masterNavy divers.” saidBuski. “These classes are really too large. according to Buski.” said Buski. The student is obligated to at least 18 months of service and most have served in a ship for a year or more before coming to San Diego.in the water-it now “weighs” only 20 to 30 pounds.

When the average person thinks of a photographer,
he usually visualizesa person with camera in hand and
feet planted on solid ground. But the visualizations of
nine sailors assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Combat
Camera Group (AFCCG) are somewhat different. They
think of a person with camera in hand, with scuba tanks
and swim fins to propel him through the dark depths
of the ocean.
The nine men assigned to the Norfolk-based unit’s
Diving Locker specialize in underwater photography.
They have all attended Navy photo school in addition
to a variety of diving schools.
Underwater photography is demanding and requires
a special breed of man, one with a unique blending of ’
courage, strength, intelligence, and an artistic eye.
Chief Photographer’s Mate Richard Johnson, a qualified 1st Class Diver (hardhat and mixed gases), who
heads the diving locker, has these qualifications.
Johnson says, “When we are underwater we’re in
an alien environment andnotonlymustwe
concern
ourselves with the many thingsthat allow usto survive,
but also we must keep in mind proper focus, exposure
and composition of photographs.”
He said that of the more than 2500 photographers
in the Navy, there are only about 25 who specialize
in underwater photography.
Johnson and his men do both still and motionpicture
photography, using a wide variety of cameras installed
in specially
designed
underwater housings.
Photography accomplished by divers covers a wide range
of subjects such as ocean floor surveys, salvage operations, cavitation studies and ship hull surveys.
Like other divisions of AFCCG, the diving locker is
mobile, with men and equipment ready to deploy anywhere in the world in a matter of hours. Chief Johnson,
a veteran of 22 years’ naval service, 12 as a diver, said
that their variedassignments carry himandhismen
from the ice-covered waters of the arctic to the tropics.
The diving and photographic equipmentin the inventory includes inflatable, outboard-powered boats; electric-powered swimmer propulsion units; and the latest
in scuba, camera and underwater lighting equipment.
In addition to knowing how to operate a wide range
of equipment, the men can also perform maintenance

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and field repair.“Wehavetobeabletorepairour
equipment,” said Johnson, “because one day we might
find ourselves with a defective piece of gear while we
are lo00 miles from the nearest repair point. The success of an operation depends on our being able to dive
and get desired photographs on schedule.”
Physicalfitness is a must for divers and those assigned to AFCCG keep in peak condition with a minimum
of 30 hours spent each month in strenuous exercise.
Johnsonsaidheandhismendogrouprather
thal
individual exercise because it develops team spirit a m
comradeshipessentialinoperationswheresafety
is
dependent on the buddy system.
Although the nine men assigned to the diving locker
come from widely different backgrounds and have wide
age differences, they all have two things in common:
their love for diving and interest in photography.
-Story by
PHC Arnold A. Clemons
”Photos bv PHI Steve Waterman

:”*

Facing page: Taking a break fralri”’
his photographic tasks, Chief Photographer’s Mate Richard Johnson
feeds
several
curious
groupers.
Above: Inthewaters
off Andros
Island in the Bahamas, divers work
oversunkenhulk of Navylanding
craft. Right: Armed with underwater
camerasandlightingequipment,
divers photograph sunken hulk.

SEPTEMBER 1975

53

Crossroads
“You might say I standatthecrossroads,”said
Yeoman 2nd Class John D. Adkins. “If not where the
rubbermeetstheroad,then,wherethepapermeets
the file folder.”
Could he be serious?
Then a smilelights up thecorners of his eyes; it
movesdownandbreaksacrosshisface.That’sthe
humor of Adkins,averyhumanperson,determined
totreatpeople
as people in an age of dehumanizing
technology.
Adkinsisservingaboardthenewlycommissioned
nuclear submarine USS L. Mendel Rivers (SSN 686). For
his ship’s 120 officers and men, he and his b o s s r h i e f
Yeoman Gene Simpo-help with the details, large and
small, of military careers.
John is seriouslyinterested
in “hispeople,”
all
aboard the nuclear submarine. H e gets deeply involved
in thedetails of individualreenlistments,schoolrequests, medals-awards, and even pinch-hits as a career
counselor.
His typewriter sounds like
a replay of the gunfight
at OK Corral. In the carriage you’ll find anything from
a piece of correspondence,toan
anawardrequest,
explanation of a new reenlistment program. H e deals
in career-moulding items.
“Being on board a sub is independent duty of sorts,”
he said. “The men really depend on you for
so many

things and I owe it to them to let them in on everything
that might benefit their careers.
“We all kid about every action starting with a piece
of paper but there’s a great deal of truth in that. The
job is challengingbecause all theship’soperations
orders,instructions,notices,plans,correspondence
and service records come this way.
“Althoughthebuckdoesn’tstopatmydesk,you
might say it pauses there to be processed.”
John and his wife, Georgia, are both Navy juniors,
off
andsubmarinejuniorsatthat.Hisfatherretired
USS Trigger as a chief electrician’s mate in 1966. Georgia’s dad is a retired chief electronics technician-Emmitt J. McPhearson-who served aboard the fleet ballistic missile submarine
uss Patrick Henry.The Adkinses
metinCrotonandmarriedinNew
London-where
else?
As a second-generationsubmariner,Johnisproud
of his work and the challenge and satisfaction that such
a life offers.
a
“For acareer
in administration,there’shardly
better assignment. You have a chance to work
in virtually every area of your field. Thiskeepsmealert,
gives me a chance to learn time management skills, and
develops my abilities to the fullest,” says Adkins.
-Story by JOC Scott Hessek
-Photo by PH2 Karl Simon

an expert from Tokyo observes exhibitions showing how well the student has mastereda set seriesof techniques. “Aikido” (pronounced AH-EE-KEE-DOH) is a relatively newnameforanancientJapanesemethod of selfas “harmony. “I haven’t even landed on it!” Chief ParkerplanstoattendSophiaUniversityin Tokyo later this year to improve his Japanese language and develop further in aikido. If that’s so. from which the proper attitude should follow.withabout tions. Parker of Yokosuka’s Naval Communications Station.”hesaid.” Unlike judo.” but who knows the graceful moves of “aikido?” One man who doesis Navy Chief Radioman Amos L. karate or kung fu. only two days after arriving inJapantoworkwith U.” The 38-year-old chief took his first lesson in Yokosuka’s Thew Gym in 1963. aikido-expert Parker is also a Western master of meeting the East and enjoying it. As Chief Parkerexplainedit. In the style of aikido that Chief Parker studies.” he said. “which in aikido means no fighting. and a lot of practice in balance and position. There are 10. Although he’s only used the art oncein an emergency (asa shore patrolman).” defense. Combining an American drive for being the tops in his field with Oriental patience and dedication to discipline. Western Pacific Detachment. 200-pound NavymanhasstudiedtheYoshinkaiform of aikidoover 12 yearstobecomeone of onlytwo people outside Japan with a fourth-degree black belt.” he said. He now teaches about 10 students on Monday and Wednesday evenings in the same gym.OOO variaabout 150 basictechniques. Eventhoughhehasachievedexcellence in aikido.” he continued. he called aikido a great help in keeping his SEPTEMBER 1975 good health and peaceful disposition.thischiefpetty officer is one of themostaccomplishednon-Japanesepractitioners of thismartial art in theentireworld. “The movements are smooth and circular. “He said he still felt that he had not even scratched the surface.” he said.” “mind.Instead. We use no jabs or punches. S. He recalled the story of the old master who had earned the highest degree of blackbeltandcouldtakeon 18 opponents at once at the age of 72. NavalBeachGroup. -Story & photos by JOSN Tim Carney . “We try to relearn what people have forgotten from their childhood: being rigid can be a weakness.“andtheobject become one with the opponent. we don’t initiate them. “ I reallylookforward to talking easily with my Japanese friends and fellow students.Thesix-foot. Its name translates and“way. aikido students do notadvancethroughcompetitionssincetheuse of strengthanddiscordaredeemphasized. We simply redirect opposing forces. The chief feels that the years he spent learning aikido have influenced him in all aspects of his life.”Itsbasicpremise: to follow the path of least resistance. “This is definitely a passive art.Chief Radioman Amos Parker Masters Aikido All sorts of Americans are dancing the “kung fu” and even children know how to fake a karate “chop. “Beginning students sometimes getdiscouragedwhenthey find themselves‘dancing’ instead of throwing people around. not to oppose him. “You always have to start with the basics. Chief Parker is not smug or self-satisfied. Asamatter of fact.aikidodiffersfrom other martial arts in style as well as philosophy.” the chief laughed.” he said. the basic stances are taught first. “I’ve learned to flow with the stream. with an emphasis is to oncorrectbalance.

to putting a fresh bandage on a wound. . she hasn’t any plans except to be involved in medicine in some way the rest of her life. to assisting the doctor in the treatment roomwhen it is necessary. where children through the ages of 13 years receive care.profession that I thoroughly enjoy. Hospitalman Hines.” he says.. and sports. Fla. particularly basketball. he winds a musicboxandplaces it in the crib next to a wide-awakechild. Kathyplans to enter thismonth.Ala. Willie enjoys reading. feed or diaper-change a baby.remains uppermost among Kathy’s immediate goals. lacking appetite. especially in her chosen career field. Williewent to college for a time andthendecided to enlist in theNavy to have the educational benefits of the G . heis verylikely in pain. He admits to having a fascination for learning about diseases of the blood and he wants to learn allhe can about the subject. Bill when his four years end. USN Above: Hospitalman Willk Hinos measures 8 now pmtknt WQM: HN Kathy Boulton take@a blood sample. The worldof children is not an entirely new one to Hines sincehe often cared for his four younger brothers and sisters before he came into the service.received permission to enroll in the Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic School.As for the future. I. ALL HANDS . stationed at the Naval Regional Medical Center at Charleston.” Willie talks as he feeds his young patient and takes its temperature. Upon graduatingfromHayes High School in Birmingham. His duties rangefromthenot-so-glamorous-butvery-necessarydiaper-changing to checking vitallife signs of the infants andchildrenassigned to him. S . “The Navy isteaching me a . and justifiablyconfused. Willie is now hoping to receive further medical training at Oakland. Calif. has been working for the past seven months in the pediatrics ward of the hospital. in 1973. “I have to try to make them feel at home. one that I’ll be able to use the rest of my life. Kathy.”’ is the way Hospitalman Kathy Boulton describes herwork at theRegional Medical Center at Naval Air Station. ~~ ~~ ~~ “Rewarding and fulfilling.” she says. Having . Hines feels one ofhis mostimportant jobs while working with the children is helping them make a smooth transition from home to hospital. “ P H 3 Patti Phillips. is assigned to the psychiatric andneurology department where she’s getting experience and developing medical skills while working in the Center’s emergency room.. with subjects-ranging from mystery to medical books. Jacksonville. he won’t be able to plead ignorance whenitcomestime to hold. He goesout ofhisway to retrieve a stuffed animal from the floor and return it to its owner. During his off-dutyhours. unaccustomed to hospital personnel and routine.. Her pursuit of education. C. When a child enters the hospital. Consequently.Hines & Boulton If Hospitalman Willie Hines ever settles down to a wife and family. a medical technician. to become a lab assistant. “Kids are in a strange land here.

you may request an official application form from the President’s Commission on 1900 E Street. D. WashWhiteHouseFellows. “I now have a much better understandingofhigh level leadership andmanagement. His report was part of a briefing for former HUD Secretary James T. ington. 20415. After just four days on the job. It has been both broadening and maturing.. C. last fall seeking solutions to housing problems. It’s difficult to generalize about the assignments given to WhiteHouseFellows. talking with heroinaddicts enrolled in the methadonemaintenanceprograms. exacting work and the capacity to learn quickly.Cdr Robinson ‘Vhite House Fellow I Secretary of Housingand UrMn mvetopment w r l a HIII amcusses an assignmentwlthWhlte House Fellow Commander George Roblnson. Duringtheir one-year assignments as assistants to cabinet officers or White House staff members. Fifteen Fellows wereselected in 1974 from more than 1300 applicants. before a conference with more than700 Indian leaders.butalldemandflexibility. Selection of Fellows is made the following May for a Fellowship of one year beginning September 1976..andsearching for answers to the poverty of Appalachia. the Fellows travel to other countries. the 1974/ 75 Fellows selectees made a trip to Canada andrecently visited Alaska where they talked with government and business leaders. Ariz. In additionto their regularduties. cabinet members and others. The application period opens 1 Augustand continues through 1 Dec 1975.” In just sevep months. N. Fellows become involved with the leadership in America. White House Fellows have SEPTEMBER 1975 dealt with many problems. “Story 1L photos by J03 Kerri Childress 57 I I . Robinson was tasked with organizing presummit conferences on housing and construction costs. sharing the0800 to 2400 schedule with D. During the past 11 years.C. patrolmen.” “Even though my job does not reallycorrespond with being a Civil EngineerCorpsofficer in the Navy. For further exposure to national and to international affairs. W. as a prelude to the President’s conferences oninflation last October. the program aims to “tap all their resources. Robinson had discussed national housing problems at all levels of society ranging fromIndian chiefs to the Secretary of Housingand Urban Development (HUD). Robinson andother White House Fellows meet three times weekly. Ifyouwould liketo enjoy experiences similar to those ofCDR Robinson. business and world leaders and members of the press. Lynn. Robinson was one of them-only the third Navy man to be chosen since the program began. walking the streets in the big city ghettoes. Rather than fit the Fellows to their pre-Fellowship specialties. Additionalinformationconcerning prestigious this program promulgated been has in BuPersNote 1560 of 16 Jul 1975.” Robinson said. Commander George S. in offthe-record discussions with prominent government officials. theWhiteHouseFellowsprogramhas provided gifted and highly motivated young Americans rith firsthand experience in national government. Military applicants should be at least 29 years old but not older than 36 by 1 Sep 1976. Since 1964. He also had an opportunity to talk with President Ford. Robinson toured Indian huts ‘nearPhoenix. and toured Eskimo camps.” Robinson said. “I’ve been totally involved with the program since my first days as special assistant to the secretary of HUD.

. They were pounding brass down there not so long ago-lots of it.in the Washington.Fac1ng pbge. and San Francisco. operating in the Norfolk.nderous winds that old “sparks ” came into his own.of Defense radio stations as part of the Armed Forces Day Exercise.Swamp area before you find the quiet litth town o f Northwest. .. “ham” operators assisted the Navy i n the operation of a short-wave station aboard uss Seattle (CA 11) during a cruise to LEFT: ET1 WaltBairon.You have to go a lot south and some east in Virginic.” Above:Young Bobby Allenspinathedlal of one of NAM’sradloteletype riwlverr while his father. Manual Morse was the language of communications back then. This annual event has been going on for 26 years. C. and NAM and NPG. These stations are WAR and AIR . rlght: C h k f WarrantOfficerDave Haasall. Calif. thousands of United States radio amateurs usingtheirownFCC-approved frequencies and call signs exchange signal reports with several Department . Each year. It was out there on the high seas with. and you knew a man by his sending “fist”-the swing of his key. Chief Sid Allen. llke manyother hams. operated NAM on Ms own tlme “Just for the fun of It. to the Dismal. organizer of the 1975 communlcalona exerclae at radlo staUon NAM. It is no wonder that calls like N S S and NAA were blazened into the logbooks and hearts of wireless men of an age upon which the sun now sets. D. Va. aupervlsaa. but some of the earlier naval communications with radio amateurs date back to 1925 when U: S.darkened skies and thu. ‘ AI1of these memoriesreturnedwhensome of the modern-day CW men gathered at NavalCommunications Station NAM to participate in this year’s Armed Forces Day Communications Exercise. area. There used to be a lot more brass-pounding man there is now.

Although NAM transmittedvoicesingle-sideband and radioteletype signals. While guest amateur radio “ham” operators manned these special consoles. For thoseof who were fortunate enough to have been there. Following the Morse Code translation of the special Armed Forces Daymessage to all radio amateurs at 25 words per minute. 7. Just as an era of naval communications had been closed with the silencing of NSS.the South Pacific with stopovers in Australia. itisused to develop and test emergency and backup communications procedures and facilities at the Armed Forces stations. known as W4NFG to his ham radio friends around the world. message traffic could be passed. normalNAM station activities proceededwithout interruption. (wife) issues an unquestioned kitchen pass-the SEPTEMBER 7975 Armed Forces Day Exercise and the Dayton Hamvention!” Visitors to NAM. at theNavy’sNorthwest(Virginia) Receiver Site. so we had written a smalllineonthepages of history with the debut of NAM in the Annual Armed Forces Day Communications Exercise. and 14 MHz frequencies) for about 12 hours. Another radio “ham” drove down from Ohio. John Wilemanand a small crew of technicians. -Peter Hurd. USN. it allows both the Armed Forces stations and amateur radio stations to verify their signal effectiveness. we shalllongremembersigningondah ditdit dahdah dah. As some tired. Thus ended an unusual day of radio operations at NAM. were run at one KW to simulateemergencypower operation levels. but happy. About 30 miles away. Lou Amstutz(W8YNL) whowas overheard Heis saying. LTCOL. The purpose of this annualexercise is twofold: First. USAF. Va. it was the CW (Morse) positions whichfavored the attention of guest amateur radio operators such as ClayHanson of Alexandria. employedinstead of thehigherperformance Navy ship-to-shore high frequency receivers. S. assisted by Mr. Second. Look for more of the same next year. the 1975 exercise was terminated.Flawless operation of the simulatedemergencyequipmentnettednearly IO00 contacts with . ham radio operator Lon Massie and his crew of 1 I men maintained close watch over the technicalperformance of four of NAM’s transmitters which operated almost continuously (on3. 35 .amateur radio stations duringthefirst eighthours of operation. backup amateur radio receivers were U. “There are twoannual events for which my XYI. while being capable of generating nearly 40 kilowatts (KW) of radio frequency power. near the town of Driver. were most favorably impressed by the special operating facilities designed and installed for the exercise by Chief Warrant Officer Dave Hassall. hamsheadedhome. These transmitters. For example.. to ensure that in case of natural disasters.the station crew ofNAMbegan another “normal” duty shift. many of whom are professionally involved in communications.

Right:ET1 Frank Bannon compares calibration data withET1 Wayne Danner. That’s when uss Compuss Island (AG 153) arrived in her new home port after 18 years operating from Brooklyn. was first placed in service as a fast cargo merchant vessel. S.commanding officer. ETN2 Rick Hawthorne checks out a printedclrcuit board for breaks. she’s at sea conducting navigation equipment tests for the Below left: USS Compass Island (AG 153). Facing page top to bottom: Launching magnetometer sensor. DataAnaiysi. In the 1960s. i I ~ i ou HANDS 1 ALL . Maritime Administration after a decision that a fast“Mariner-class” hullwouldmake the best test platform for precision navigation equipment being evaluated for Fleet use. Only months after being commissioned. the ship played a key role in the development of Poseidon. Facing pageleft: ETN2 Randy Downs checksout equipment with aid of ET1 Wayne Dannerand ETN2 FrankMoscato.Prcfileof a ship and its crew uss Irl Lompass Island An AG? Other than Aerographer’s Mate. Y. 1956. an experimental navigation ship. Center bottom: LCDR JlmHowell. the Navy acquired the ship from the U. she was underway for tests to evaluate inertial navigation equipment for useinwhatwas to becomeknown as the Polaris program. Currently.Center. In December.’s an AG? Thatwasnotanuncommonquestionaround the Charleston Naval Base last summer. N. Civilian engineers at work In ET1 RickDrownwatches ETN2 ship’. Center top: CDR Jim Mace. The “CI” (as she’s called by her crew). KennyKnowlesreviewNavigationAidsDivision’stestas8ignments for the day. special projects department head. what.

somealmost-emptycargo holds have made possiblea wide variety of recreational activities. During her conversion. CompassIsland normally carries approximately 30 civilian engineersand technicians during at-sea periods.usually to operating areas off the Atlantic coast. including a full-court basketball gym. For the menof Compass Island. On board. In addition to the Navy crew. “Story by LTJG James Bullock -Photos by PH2 Robert Holzhauer I SEPTEMBER 1975 67 . a band room.Compass Islandwas specially equipped with roll-stabilizerfins (when similarships are rolling 20 degrees. CompassIsland is proud of the role she has played in the development of the navigationsystemwhichis so important to our strategic missile submarine force. many of whom are speciallytrained electronics technicians assigned to the ship’s “Special Projects” Department. a weightlifting room. A uniqueshipinmanyways. in the same seaway Compass Island will roll only about two degrees). deployments are periods of intensive data collectionmixedwith other periodswhen there istimein which to relax. Normal operations consist of short but frequentdeployments. Navy and civilian alike.SSP0 in support of the Trident system. Theship is 564 feet longand carries a crew of 15 officers and 225 enlisted men. a library and a live ship’s radio station.

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Noh that distribution is based on the authorized number d members attached. butitisstillthesameNavyandthesame spirit and loyalty and tradition. Heboughtseverallittlegoldfish that anyone can get in a five-anddime store. calling together the members for annual reunions. The fish not only did the cleaning. published for the informaiion and interest of all members of the MWI SON ice. Started in1962.” Chief Morris began his service as a 14-year-old Apprentice Boy in Newport. Reference to regulations. Marine Corps. . Father took the picture. subscriptbn price is $19. Normally.r as nwssary to provideadequatedistribution onthis basis.drintendent of Documents.” Of the 14. wherespecialcircumstances warrant sendingdirecttosub-activiiies. a veteran of the Great White Fleet of 1907 and an enlisted man with one of. “They eat algae deposits in a freshwater tank weuse for cooling the tubes of aircraft radar antennas. 2221Jefferson Davis Highway. the thingto do Is Bryan Jacob. Jacobs. Sound fishy? You’re absolutely right. copies for Navy activitii are dutributed only to those on the Standard Navy Distribution L i t (SNDL) in the expectation that such activiiiea will make further distributionas necessary. U. two or three years.” he concluded. CrystalPlaza No. The most recent he called the “last muster. D. 64 . Tho Navy Internal Relations Activity ( N I W invitor reqwsts for additional c0pi. served his last tour in San Diego as liaison between theshore patrol and the local police. Requests from Marine activities should be addressed k tkm Commandant. S. report they have found a rather simple way to do just that. orders and directives is for information only and does not by p u b l i i t i o n herein constitute authority for action.Washington. he was ordered to Pearl Harbor shortly after the 1941 attack which signaled America’s entry into WorldWar 11. He noted he experiments with goldfish growth projects at his Mission Hills residence. according to Harold McClelland. Chief Morris last served as chairman of the Great White Fleet Association. the ordinary goldfish certainly has a potential for that kind of growth.65 per copy. . The chief.000 who took part in the famous world cruise only about 80 survive. of 20360. Office of the C h U of Information.NlRA should be informed. This California site is using goldfish to do muchof the dirty work around the station’s secret radar antennas. Some are nowmorethan a foot longand at least one weighs about four pounds. “When I look back through the years I wishwehad the chances and opportunities of today.” McClelland added.75 foreign. passed away on the West Coast on 29 June at the age of 87. now retired. All originalmaterial maybe reprinted. 203 Issuanceof this publicationis apptwin accordam with Department of the Navy Publkations and Printing Regulations. DISTRIBUTION:ALLHANDS is distributed on the basis of one copy for a p proximately six n6val officers and enlistedpersonnal onactive duty. the longest active duty careers (55 years). A veteran diver.The magazine is PERSONAL CO&: for sale by Sup.All In this age when everyone is concerned with ways to save the proverbial “buck. In one of his letters to ALL HANDShe said.00 a year. Entitled to weartheFigure of Eightknot denoting a former Apprentice Boy. Department of the Navy. nutritious diet. Limiteddistribution to Marine Corps a c t i i e r is effeeted by the Commandant U. son of JOl Joel E.Subscriptionsareaccepted for one. Of that duty he said. of course. R. S. is issued monthly by the Navy Internal Relations Activity. Room 2E329. Opinions expressed a n not necessarily those ofthe Department of the Navy. this project wasthebrainchild of employee Cliff Carter. NAVEXOS P-35. S. Iowa. “Given plenty of space.Washington. chairmanof the GoldfishSociety of America. I. but multiplied over the years and increased in size. Washingte. 6. C. Calif. “An electric generating plant in Boone.he served in a total of 41 ships.Room 1044. U. D.. “The idea of using goldfish to clean algae is not really new.” explained Gerry Boling. C. NARF’S public affairs officer. I mestic (including FPO andAI address for overseas mail). “It’s sort of my life’s work to attempt to keep Navymen out ofall sorts of trouble and this job gives me the chance. a super-oxygenated atmosphere and a good. * * * ALL HANDSwas saddened to learn that Chief Torpedoman’s Mate Harry Morris. a- - I I Wlnklngandexhibitingthat amugness of one having auperlor knowiadga that “00 (Ing) Navy” i. His first was the old Alliance of Revolutionary War fame-then on the Navy rolls along with Constitution and Constellation. NlRA should be kept informed of changos in tho numberof copies required and if th. Navy. ORIGINALARTICLES and information generalinterestmay be forwarded addressed to the Editor.” McClelland said. 20402.The rate for ALL HANDS is $1. Growth of that magnitude is no fish story. to help raise the battleships uss West Virginia (BB48)and California (BB 44). usedcarp-they are related to goldfish-in the 1920s to keep freshwater tanks clean. Navy Internal Relations Activity.” officials at Naval Air Rework Facility (NARF) in North Island. who retired on 1 Feb 1958. D. Pentagon.Remittancesshould be made payable to the Superintendent of Doc uments and forwarded directly to the Government Printing Office at the aboveaddress. C.ALLHANDS. Carp and goldfish are great scavengers. $23. Gokrnment Printing fice.” uams kana Of th. full number is not mceived regularly.

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