RICH (DDE 820)
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
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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