U.S.S. RICH (DDE 820)
PLAN OF THE DAY

MONDAY        
14 March 19XX

UNIFORM OF THE DAY                                                    OOD WATCH BILL

ENLISTED: Undress Blue Baker

OFFICERS & CPOs:  Service Dress Blue Baker                      1600-2000 - ENS MACFARLAND

                                                                2000-2400 - ENS VAN OVER

COMMAND DUTY OFFICER - LTJG LAVIN                               0000-0400 - AKRIDGE, QMC

OPERATIONS DUTY OFFICER - LTJG LAVIN                            0400-0800 - ENS MACFARLAND

GUNNERY & DECK DUTY OFFICER - ENS MACFARLAND

ENGINEERING OFFICER - ENS VAN OVER

DUTY MAA - WOOD, GM1

LIBERTY SECTIONS - I & II

DUTY SECTION - III

 

0600 - Reveille.

0615 - Turn to.

0645 - Mess gear.

0700 - Breakfast.

0800 - Quarters for muster.

0810 - Turn to.  Prepare for entering Port.

0830 - Pay Day for Crew in Crew's Mess Compt.  All men must bring I.D. cards.

1115 - Mess gear.  Knock of ship's work.

1130 - Dinner.

1230 - Turn to. Sick call. Pipe sweepers.

1600 - Arrive Norfolk.  Moor to USS SHENANDOAH.

1630 - Liberty commences for 1st and 2nd Sections to expire on board at 0730

       Tuesday 15 March 1955.

1645 - Muster the inport fire party.

1650 - Muster the fire and rescue party and Security Patrols - Instruct.

1715 - Mess gear.

1730 - Supper.

1915 - Muster all PALS and restricted men.

1930 - Eight o'clock reports.

2000 - Movie call.

2200 - Taps.

 

NOTE 1.  The following officers will inspect the crew's meals today"

BREAKFAST - ENS MACFARLAND - DINNER - ENS VAN OVER - SUPPER - LTJG LAVIN

 

NOTE 2.  The ship will get underway on 28 March 1955.

 

NOTE 3.  DESLANT basketball team defeated PHIBLANT 94 -75 in two overtime periods

for LANTFLT Championship.

 

NOTE 4.  ODE TO SMALL BOYS OF HUK FOUR

        The screen is skippered by a great guy named Scott

       Who in his day has been through quite a lot

       He sank many Japs and was ornery and mean

       He can still be this way as he reorients the screen

 

       Captain Ashford is an officer who hails from the deep south

       You can tell this the minute he opens his mouth

       We all agreen no finer gentleman was born

       He speaks in soft tones and he lays off the horn

 

       Here's to the outfit known as the NEW

       From skipper on down they're true blue thru and thru

       Give them a job and they're off like a start

       The assignment is finished before you can fart

 

       Another fine creft goes by the name of HOLDER

       You seldom will find one more stout or more bolder

       They like it best when the going gets rough

       For a would-be enemy it sure would be tough

 

       Another good can is know as the RICH

       Who has a tendency on occasion to moan and bitch

       They're at their best when crying for leave

       It is then often necessary to give them the ho and the heave

 

       PUTNAM and crew is a dolid fine team

       Who keeps this small boy right smack on the beam

       With Dave at the helm they're a dream to survey

       As they wind up their task like a farmer in hay

 

       HENLEY is skippered by a man named Raphael

       Whose crew would follow thru high water or hell

       The way they go whipping about on the sea

       You just know they are sweating another fate

 

       Dennis the Menace has run into a jinx

       Bailing wire now holds together this nautical minx

       But when small boys stand up and are counted in line

       In spite of his ruptures we think he's just fine

 

       You joined us in October

       The various seas to roam

       You leave us now for the last time

       As we all head for home

 

       The spirit shown by all of you

       In weather good and bad

       Is warming to the lot of us

       Who know the load you've had

 

       We think you are a splendid group

       Of team mates to have around

       The skill you've shown time after time

       Will pay off when the chips are down

 

       So as you head for Norfold town

       And home and all its fun

       We bend you off with heartfelt pride

       And praise for tasks well done.

 

NOTE 5. Reply to Note 4 from RICH: INVICTUS or IT IS BETTER TO HE HATED THAN IGNORED

 

       Initiative he has who makes it work

       But insubordination when it flops

       We make noises like an angry turk

       Yet we still think that HUK GROUP FOUR is tops

       This Med cruise we consider has been fun

       Would like to join you for another one.

 

NOTE 6.  On the occasion of the disbanding the Navy's finest hunter killer group

       I commend you all for your great performance of the past two months.  You

       are combat ready and are top notch ambassadors of good will.  The spirit,

       know how, and can do attitude which you have displayed will stand you in

       good stead wherever you go as teams or individuals.  My appreciation and

       best wishes to you and your loved ones.  Godspeed.  COMMODORE SEARS

 

                                        

                                            W. L. LARSON

                                           LCDR USN

                                           Executive Officer

 

NOTE 7.  Liberty will not be granted until Customs Officials have cleared the ship.

                                              

 

[Contributed by Bob Harbert, FP1, 54-55]


 
 

 
     

     
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