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USS Ranger (CVA-61) Deck Logs
For the month of November 1967


Commencing 0001 +8 Tango 1 November, 1967
at NAS Alameda, CA
and ending 2400 -8 Hotel 30 November, 1967
at Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines

Ranger's Escorts
USS Dale (DLG-19)
USS Hollister (DD-788)
USS Higbee (DD-806)

USS Constellation (CVA-64)
USS Enterprise (CVAN-65)
USS King (DLG-10)
USS Reeves (DLG-24)
USS Joseph Strauss (DDG-16)
USS Cochrane (DDG-21)
USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22)
USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836)
USS Rupertus (DD-851)
Other ships mentioned
USS Brister (DER-327)
USS Gudgeon ((SS-567)
USS Blueback (SS-581)
USS Virgo (AE-30)
USS Aludra (AF-55)
USS Peregrine (AG-176)
USS Delta (AR-9)
USS Skagit (AKA-105)

USS Winston (AKA-94)
USS Catamount (LSD-17)
USS Colonial (LSD-18)
USS Polk County (LST-1084)
Casinghead (YO-47)
Whipstock (YO-49)
USNS General William Weigel (AP-119)
USNS Longview (T-AGM-3)

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USS Ranger (CVA-61) 1968-'70, 1st and S-7 Divisions

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Wednesday 1 November 1967
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________     By ____
λ __________     By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier 3 North, NAS Alameda, California with 13 standard mooring lines 11 doubled, four storm pendants and 35 fathoms of chain at the waters edge to the port anchor. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Delta (AR-9), USS Virgo (AE-30) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0521 Lost electrical power. Report to follow.
0730 Mustered the crew at Hangar Deck Parade. Absentee report to follow.
                    D.G. Reuss, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0810 Loss of electrical power was due to loss of combustion air to #1A boiler. Electrical power restored on #1B boiler.
1100 Received daily muster report. New absentees - 3; Deletions - 8.
                    A.Johnson, WO1, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
                    W.R. Sechler, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    W.W. Wheeler, Jr., LT, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2000 Lost electrical power due to dropping of load on #5 Ship's Service Turbogenerator.
2004 Power restored.
2240 Received report from NAS Alameda Base Security that SA G.M. Morin, USN, SA R.R. Smith, USN and AQFAN Frank W. Ploof, USN, being held in Base Security's custody after having been apprehended by Oakland police on charges of disorderly conduct.
2310 The men being held by NAS Alameda Base Security were escorted back to the ship by the ship Master-at-Arms.
                    R.C. Nell, Ens., USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Thursday 2 November 1967
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier 3 North, NAS Alameda, California with 13 standard mooring lines, 11 doubled and 4 storm pendants and 35 fathoms of chain at the waters edge to the port anchor. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Delta (AR-9), USS Virgo (AE-30) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0430 Gutierrez, R.D., AN, USN, returned aboard having been UA since 0720 31 October 1967.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Set Material Condition X-ray.
                    J.F. Lydon, CWO4, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0920 Commenced receiving fuel. Draft forward 34' 3", aft 35' 11".
1000 Held Captain's Mast.
1004 Received report that Emerson, H.R., SA, USN, returned on board at 0950 having been UA since 0720 2 November 1967.
1012 Received daily absenteed report. New absentees - 8; deletions - 3.
                    R.C. Nell, Ens., USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
                    R.H. Larsen, WO1, USN

16-20 hours
Moored as before.
1645 Secured taking on fuel. Draft forward 37' 3", aft 37', mean draft 37' 2".
1903 Received report that Shaw, Thomas L., SN, 4th Div., received a ½" laceration above the left eye. The laceration was sutured and the man returned to duty by Sick Bay.
                    R.C. Christiansen, CWO2, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2045 Lloyd, James, RD3, OI Div., called from Landers, WY, reporting his return to the ship would be late because his scheduled flight has been delayed due to a snow storm.
2250 Received report from Armed Forces Police, Oakland, that Myers, Tony A., SN, 1st Div., received a wound on his head and was taken to Oakland Naval Hospital for treatment and confinement.
                    R.J. Burkhardt, Ens., USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Friday 3 November 1967
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier 3 North, NAS Alameda, California, with 13 standard mooring lines, 11 doubled and 4 storm pendants. 35 fathoms of chain at the waters edge to the port anchor. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Delta (AR-9), USS Virgo (AE-30) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station.
                    J.A. Posey, CWO2, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    D.G. Reuss, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0800 USS Virgo (AE-30) stood out of the harbor.
0845 Draft is as follows: Mean 37' 2"; forward 37' 0", aft 37' 3".
1130 Received daily absentee report. New absentees - 16; deletions - 7.
                    C.J. Nowling, WO1, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1200 LCDR P.J. Smith, USN, arrived aboard for TAD from OpTevFor.
1315 LCDR E.G. Smith, USN, arrived aboard from TAD from NavWeaServHQ, Wash. D.C., in accordance with BuPers order T-001964 of 30 Oct 67.
1344 RADM Bakutis, ComFairAlameda, arrived aboard for official visit. Broke his flag and rendered honors.
1400 LCDR T.R. Randall, USN, arrived aboard for TAD from ComFairHawaii, in accordance with verbal orders of ComFairHawaii.
1412 RADM Bakutis departed the ship. Hauled down his flag and rendered honors.
1442 Commanding Officer, Enterprise, arrived aboard for official visit. Rendered honors.
1516 Commanding Officer, Enterprise, departed. Rendered honors.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1600 Ens. John W. Dayoff, USNR, arrived aboard for TAD from Commandant 13th Naval District.
                    J.A. Lister, Ens., USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    W.C. Peterson, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
                    james L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Saturday 4 November 1967
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 36° 11.5' N    By 2
λ 122° 43.5' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 36° 29.0' N    By 2
λ 126° 00.0' W    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier 3 North, NAS Alameda, California, with 13 standard mooring lines, 11 doubled and 4 storm pendants. 35 fathoms of chain at the waters edge to the port anchor. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Enterprise (CVAN-65), USS Delta (AR-9), USS Virgo (AE-30) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station.
0230 Ens. H.F. Buchanan, USNR, having completed TAD with U.S. Fleet Anti-air Warfare Training Center, San Diego, California, returned aboard and resumed his regular duties.
                    R.N. Bergeron, Ens., USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0545 Johnson, R.P., SN, USN, returned aboard having been UA since 0720 3 Nov 67.
0720 Shafer, R.J., AN, USN, returned aboard having been UA since 0720 3 Nov 67.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Set Material Condition X-ray.
                    John R. Lydon, CWO4, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0900 Set special sea and anchor detail. Set Material Condition Yoke.
                    Bobby D. Legg, WO4, USN

0936 Late entries: 0931 Harbor pilot Captain W.M. Darrage and Bar pilot Captain D.G. Flint arrived on the bridge at 0934. The OOD shifted his watch to the bridge.
0957 Received draft report prior to getting underway: Draft forward 37' 5", aft 37' 1".
1000 Harbor pilot was given the conn. All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of Pier 3 North, NAS Alameda, California.
1015 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of San Francisco Harbor.
1030 Passed buoy #5 abeam to starboard.
1032 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
1033 Passed buoy #3 abeam to starboard.
1035 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard.
1051 Passed beneath the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1108 Passed Alcatraz Island Light abeam to starboard, distance 1100 yards.
1122 Passed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
1127 Executive Officer was given the conn.
1131 With Point Bonita Light abeam to starboard, distance 1600 yards and Mile Rock abeam to port, distance 1800 yards, entered international waters.
1144 Passed buoy #7 abeam to starboard.
1147 Passed buoy #5 abeam to starboard.
1149 Passed buoy #3 abeam to starboard.
1157 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard. Bar pilot departed the bridge.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1202 Passed San Francisco lightship abeam to starboard, distance 3800 yards.
Underway for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
Set course 243°, speed 23 knots.
1204 Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
1221 OOD was given the conn.
1330 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1333 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1445 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1500 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

1553 cs to 25 kts
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1735 cc to 247°, cs to 23 kts
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1804 cs to 22 kts
1825 cs to 23 kts
1922 cc to 246°
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Sunday 5 November 1967
Passage from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 34° 38.5' N    By 2
λ 131° 01.0' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 33° 54.2' N    By 2
λ 123° 35.0' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 23° 22.0' N    By 2
λ 136° 16.0' W    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming independently from NAS Alameda, California enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule, 2nd quarter, FY 68.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is commanding officer USS Ranger (CVA-61).
Present course is 246°T. Present speed is 23 knots.
0019 cs to 22 knots
0033 cs to 23 knots
0052 cs to 24 knots
0214 cs to 25 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0500 Rendezvoued with USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806). OTC and SOPA shifted to ComDesRon 15 embarked in USS Dale (DLG-19). Destroyers took revised sector screen stations ahead.
0538 cc to 244°, cs to 24 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0831 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

0833 Set Material Condition Zebra.
0907 cs to 22 knots
0932 cs to 24 knots
1020 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1030 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1406 Received daily absentee report. New absentees - 8; deletions - 14.
1430 The Special Court-Martial, LCDR John M. Gilles, Senior member, appointed by CO USS Ranger (CVA-61), met in the case of Case, Dwight O., AN, USN.
1515 cs to 22 knots
1518 cc to 240°
1532 cs to 25 knots
1536 the Special Court-Martial, which met in the case of Case, Dwight O., SA, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

1515 at 1500 Moller, William C., AME3, USN, received lacerations on the forehead while performing duties on the flight deck. Disposition: Placed under observation in Sick Bay for 24 hours.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1817 Received report that Hester, B., AMH3, USN, received burns to his eyes from cleaning solution. Treated and released to duty.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with +9 Victor time zone.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2029 cs to 22 knots
2100 cs to 25 knots
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +9V Date: Monday 6 November 1967
Passage from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 29° 55.8' N    By 2
λ 140° 43.0' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 28. 00.0' N    By 2
λ 142° 13.5' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 27° 23.0' N    By 2
λ 144° 58.0' W    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from U.S. Naval Air Station Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor Hawaii.
OTC and SOPA and screen commander is ComDesRon 15 embarked in USS Dale.
Screen ships are in a UXZ Screen with Dale in station B ANS 2, and Higbee in T ANS 2, with USS Ranger (CVA-61) as guide.
Formation course is 240°, speed 25 knots.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
0238 cs to 20 knots
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0504 cc to 257°
0705 cs to 21 kts
0725 cs to 25 kts
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0914 cs to 22 knots
0940 cs to 25 knots
1030 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1254 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1257 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

1320 cs to 0 knots
1324 cs to 10 knots
1331 cs to 29 knots
1438 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1453 Secured from General Quarters
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

Late entry: At 1459 Stile, R.C., AN, USN, received lacerations of the left eyelid. Released to duty.
1500 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds.
1505 Manned starboard destroyer refueling stations.
1514 Completed flight operations for this date. cc to 180°, speed 12 kts for replenishment.
1525 Assigned Higbee to station L1 and Dale to station L4.
1536 Higbee commenced approach to stbd side of Ranger.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1545 USS Higbee (DD-806) on station along starboard side.
1544 Executive Officer assumed the Conn.
1552 First line over to starboard.
1610 Commenced fueling from starboard destroyer refueling stations.
1656 Secured fueling from starboard destroyer refueling stations.
1704 All lines clear to starboard.
1706 the OOD assumed the conn. Set course 243°, speed 29 knots.
1712 Secured starboard destroyer refueling stations.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1801 cs to 22 knots
1821 cs to 29 knots
1900 Retarded all clocks 1 hour to conform with time zone +10 Whiskey.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Tuesday 7 November 1967
Passage from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 25° 08.2' N    By 2
λ 149° 46.5' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 25° 08.3' N    By 2
λ 149° 11.5' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 24° 10.0' N    By 2
λ 151° 38.0' W    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
This ship steaming independently, course 243°, speed 29 kts. The destroyers are following astern at 30 miles.
Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OCT is ComDesRon 15 embarked USS Dale (DLG-19).
0003 cs to 22 kts
0045 cs to 29 kts
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0522 cc to 230°
0545 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. No new absentees.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0918 Received daily draft report. Draft forward 36' 4", aft 36' 6".
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1333 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

1336 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1446 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1514 Secured from General Quarters.
1520 Exercised the crew at Air Defense.
1532 Secured from Air Defense.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1900 Secured from flight operations for this date. Set course 247°, speed 25 knots.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2005 cc to 248°
2100 Exhanged calls with USNS Longview (T-AGM-3) enroute to San Francisco, bearing 220°, distance 11,000 yards.
2230 cs to 22 knots
2302 cs to 25 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Wednesday 8 November 1967
Passage from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 22° 25.0' N    By 2
λ 156° 33.0' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 22° 12.7' N    By 2
λ 157° 30.2' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 22° 09.0' N    By 2
λ 157° 25.8' W    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule, 2nd quarter FY 68.
This ship steaming with USS Higbee in plane guard station astern and USS Dale (DLG-19( steaming independently.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
OTC and SOPA is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61).
Course is 248°, speed 25 knots.
0308 cs to 22 knots
0331 cs to 25 knots
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0834 cc to 251°
0909 Rendevoued with and assumed tactical command USS Dale (DLG-19). Assigned Dale station ahead 2000 yards.
0911 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
0913 cs to 22 knots
0939 Higbee detached to steam independently and remain in visual range. Dale assigned plane guard station astern.
1000 cs to 25 knots
1001 Tested the general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1018 cc to 100°, cs to 10 knots
1030 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1330 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

1333 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1445 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1502 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1657 The Summary Court Martial, LT J.W. Lloyd, USNR, opened in the case of Payne, George W., BM3, USN.
1704 The Summary Court Martial in the case of Payne, George W., BM3, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 An EKA-3B aircraft, side number 722, BuNo 147656, from squadron VAW-13 rolled his nose wheel off the port side of the flight deck into the catwalk while landing. The pilot, LCDR J.E. Ostergren, and crew LCDR T.M. Mardloy, and LT(jg) J. Petersen received no injuries. Damage report to follow.
2100 Secured from flight operations this date.
2157 cc to 240°
2200 The OTC ordered a straight line formation with Dale as guide in station 1, Higbee in station 2 and Ranger in station 3. Formation course 230°, speed 15 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while maintaining station on the guide.
2302 Formation course changed to 229°.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Thursday 9 November 1967
Passage from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from NAS Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA, OCT and screen commander are ComDesRon 15 embarked in Dale.
Dale is guide with Higbee in station 1000 yards astern of Dale. Ranger is in station 3000 yards astern of Dale.
Base course is 230°, speed 15 knots.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to maintain station.
0214 Changed base course to 148°, speed 10 knots.
0231 Changed base speed to 12 knots.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0444 cc to 090°T
0540 Passed Barbers Point abeam to port, range 8½ miles.
0615 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail.
0625 Detached to proceed into por independently. cc to 020°T
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

0631 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
0650 Harbor pilot, Captain R.C. Wilson, arrived on the bridge.
0656 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
0704 Passed Diamond Head abeam to starboard, bearing 095°.
0708 Entered inland waters.
0712 Passed buoy #2 abeam to starboard.
0715 Passed buoy #4 abeam to starboard.
0718 Passed buoy #6 abeam to starboard.
0727 Passed Hickham water tower abeam to starboard, distance 875 yards.
0732 Passed buoy #20 abeam to starboard.
0733 Passed buoy #22 abeam to starboard.
0734 Harbor pilot was given the conn.
0737 Passed Hickham field control town abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0808 First line over to starboard. Moored starboard side to Pier Hotel 3 & 4.
0830 OOD shifted his watch to the Quarterdeck.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

0840 Harbor pilot departed the ship. USS Brister (DER-327) stood out of the harbor.
1021 Commenced fueling from the pier. Draft forward 36' 4", aft 36' 6".
Late entry: 0850 Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
1030 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
                    W.W. Wheeler, Jr., LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1215 USS Colonial (LSD-18) stood into the harbor.
                    W.W. Wheeler, Jr., LT, USN

1230 Moored as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
                    W.r. Sechler, LT, USN

18-20 hours
                    D.W. Kohl, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
                    A. Johnson, WO4, USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Friday 10 November 1967
At Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 20° 25.5' N    By 2&4
λ 158° 32.3' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 20° 13.0' N    By 1&2
λ 158° 43.0' W    By 1&2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier Hotel 3 &4, US Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with thirteen (13) standard mooring lines, eleven (11) lines doubled and two (2) storm pendants. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition Yoke is set.
Ships present include USS Higbee (DD-806), USS Dale (DLG-19), USS Colonial (LSD-18) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0530 Commenced preparations for getting underway.
0602 Set Modified Condition Alpha.
0610 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee reports to follow.
0630 Checked the setting of Material Condition Yoke. Secured Modified Condition Alpha. Stationed the special sea and anchor detail.
0635 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Draft forward: 36' 6", aft 36' 2".
0650 USS Peregrine (AG-176) stood into the harbor.
0700 LT Robert T. Riker, USN, departed the ship for TAD with Director Naval Security Group, Pacific, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
0704 The OOD shifted his watch to the Navigation Bridge.
                    H.A. Schaepe, CWO2, USN

0705 Commanding Officer and Navigator on the Bridge.
0719 Harbor pilot, Captain R.C. Wilson, arrived on the bridge.
0734 Harbor pilot was given the conn. All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear Pier Hotel 3 & 4, Naval Staion, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Underway in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule, 2nd quarter FY 68.
0740 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of Pearl Harbor.
0746 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
0753 Passed buoy #29 abeam to port.
0755 Passed buoy #31 abeam to port.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0807 Passed buoy #21 abeam to port.
0810 Passed buoy #15 abeam to port.
0812 Passed Hickam Tower abeam to port at 1000 yards.
0814 Passed buoy #13 abeam to port.
0818 Passed buoy #9 abeam to starboard.
0820 Passed buoy #7 abeam to starboard.
0821 Passed buoy #5 abeam to starboard.
0823 Passed buoy #3 abeam to starboard.
0836 Entered international waters, underway for Operating Area (W-319).
0852 OOD was given the conn.
0856 Set course 215°, speed 21 kts
0859 Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
0901 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting Operational Readiness Inspection. Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
0903 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1038 Screen commander assigned USS Dale (DLG-19( as picket ship and USS Higbee (DD-806) was assigned station 2000 yards astern USS Ranger (CVA-61).
1054 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1114 Secured from General Quarters.
1145 Commenced Anti-Aircraft gunnery exercise.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1237 Complete gunnery exercise.
1248 cc to 090°, speed 17 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

1259 cs to 20 knots
1300 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1330 Received daily absentee report. New absentees - 3; deletions - 5.
1432 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1435 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    A.J. Summa., Ens., USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1650 Set Material Conditon Yoke.
1706 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Saturday 11 November 1967
At OpArea W319 Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 20° 15.5' N    By 2
λ 159° 06.8' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 20° 17.0' N    By 2&4
λ 158° 57.0' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 20° 13.0' N    By 2&4
λ 158° 55.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming with Task Group 178.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806). Operating in OpArea W319 Hawaii in accordance with ComFairHawaii Op Order 309-67.
The ship is in condition of Readiness III with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComFairHawaii embarked Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesRon 15 embarked Dale.
Dale is in plane guard station astern and Higbee is steaming independently.
Course is 090°, speed 15 kts
0109 Completed flight operations. Set course 270°, speed 15 kts.
Detached Dale to steam independently.
0520 cc to 090°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0455 cc to 270°
0630 Assumed tactical command of USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee; USS Higbee (DD-806) took plane guard station astern; USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned picket station.
0643 cc to 090°, cs to 20 knots
0700 Commenced flight operations this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0846 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

0849 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1026 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1047 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1245 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1248 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

1412 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1427 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

1514 Received report from Sick Bay that AN Louis E. Feig, USN, received first degree burn on forehead, upper right side of chest, left wrist when water in shower turned hot.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

Late entries: At 1328 directed USS Dale (DLG-19) to close USS Ranger (CVA-61) and assume plane guard station astern at 1530.
1458 Detached USS Higbee (DD-806) to proceed on duty as assigned.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1601 Received daily master report. No new absentees.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2235 Completed flight operations. Set course 070°, speed 10 knots.
2315 Dale released to remain within radar range.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Sunday 12 November 1967
At OpArea W-319, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 20° 45.5' N    By 2
λ 158° 20.2' W    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 20° 47.4' N    By 2&4
λ 158° 11.7' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 21° 22.5' N    By 2&4
λ 150° 24.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with TG 178.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19), and USS Higbee (DD-806) operating in OpArea W-319 Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness III with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComFairHawaii embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). The USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) have been detached for independent steaming exercises.
The ship's course is 070°, speed 10 knots.
0001 Pierce, Kenneth P., AEAN, VAW-115, received JP-5 burns in both eyes, was treated and released for duty.
0100 cc to 250°
0320 cc to 064°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0500 cc to 000°
0522 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
0525 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

0543 cc to 060°
0550 cs to 8 knots. Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0640 Exchanged calls with Easter City, of British registry, enroute from Houston, TX, to Kobe, Japan.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0829 Closed all Circle William fittings.
0947 Set Material Condition Yoke and opened all Circle William fittings.
1000 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

1036 Completed Operational Readiness Inspection.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

1159 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 034°, speed 25 knots.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1204 cs to 22 knots
1210 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees, no deletions.
1223 cs to 25 knots
1243 cc to 030°
1245 Set the special sea and anchor detail. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing into Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1325 Harbor pilot, Captain C.O. Yates arrived on the bridge.
1329 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
1332 Entered inland waters.
1341 Passed buoy #2 abeam to starboard.
1345 Passed buoy #4 abeam to starboard.
1348 Passed buoy #6 abeam to starboard.
1400 Passed buoy #20 abeam to starboard.
1403 Passed buoy #22 abeam to starboard.
1407 Passed Signal Tower abeam to starboard, distance 900 yards. Harbor pilot assumed the conn.
1417 Pased Arizone Memorial abeam to port, distance 140 yards.
1431 First line over. Moored starboard side to Pier Hotel 3 & 4, Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1441 The OOD shifted his watch to the Quarter Deck.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1730 Received draft report after mooring: Draft forward 32' 10", aft 36' 2".
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    C.D. Helton, Ens., USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Monday 13 November 1967
At Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Pier Hotel 3 & 4, U.S. Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with thirteen standard mooring lines, eleven doubled and two wires.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Strauss (DDG-16), USS Cochrane (DDG-21), USS Staddert (DDG-22) and various other units of the Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt embarked at US Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
0015 Recieved report from HM3 D.E. Taylor that ABEAR Handschumaker, G.R., was treated for injuries resulting from an assault by three unknown persons aboard ship.
0120 Recieved report from HM3 D.E. Taylor that AE3 Dennis P. Benedict was assaulted on the pier and treated for injuries.
0250 Walker, William R., and Williams, James H., Jr., SN, were released to the ship's Master-at-Arms by the Armed Forces Police and returned on board.
                    C.C. Silva, LT, USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0430 Garrett, W.F., ABE2, Illiam, D.V., AA, Knowlton, R.D., ABE3, Baxter, L., SN, returned on board and reported to Sick Bay after having been involved in an automobile accident. Medical report to follow.
0545 Received report of fire in #2 Main Machinery Room, 7-141-0-C, Class B fire. Called away the inport fire party.
0550 Received report that fire was under control.
0552 Received report that that fire was extinguised. Reflash watch was set.
0558 Secured the inport fire party. Cause of fire: Smoldering lagging under metal deck plates. Damage: Small amount of charred lagging.
0700 USS Gudgeon (SSR-567) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0859 Received report Williams, Jerry, W., AN, USN, received concentrated soap in his right eye. Report to follow.
0930 Commenced fueling on sponson 3, 7. Draft forward 33', aft 37' 2".
1015 Received daily absentee report. Absentees - 5, deletions - 1.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1300 Diver entered the water.
1310 Secured from fueling operations. Darft report to follow.
1335 Diver departed from water.
1457 Received drafter report taken at 1400 as follows: Displacement, 80,150 tons; Draft, mean - 36' 7", forward - 37' 0", aft - 36' 2"; list 1° port.
                    E.A. Kay, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
                    J.D. Hickman, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    R.J. Burkhardt, Ens., USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2034 ADM Curtis arrived on board with the Captain's party.
2035 ADM Felt (Ret.) arrived on board with the Captain's party.
2245 ADM Curtis and ADM Felt (Ret.) left the ship.
                    R.C. Christiansen, CWO2, USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Tuesday 14 November 1967
At Naval Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       36° 27.5' N    By 2&4
λ     125° 49.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-12 hours
The first page of the log for the 14th is missing.

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1200 Checked setting of Material Condition Yoke.
1201 Set special sea details.
1235 OOD shifted watch from Quarter Deck to Bridge.
                    W.D. Halsey, W-1, USN

1237 Late entries: At 1227 Harbor pilot, Captain R.C. Wilson, arrived on the bridge.
1329 Commanding Officer arrived on the bridge prior to getting underway.
1238 Received draft report prior to getting underway: Draft forward and aft 37' 3".
1258 USS Higbee (DD-806) stood out of the harbor.
1300 Completed all preparations for getting underway. Harbor pilot was given the conn. Maneuvering to clear Pier Hotel 3 & 4, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1305 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1307 USS Dale (DLG-19) stood out of the harbor.
1311 Commanding officer assumed the conn.
1314 Passed buoy #23 abeam to port.
1317 Passed buoy #25 abeam to port.
1319 Passed buoy #27 abeam to port.
1321 Passed buoy #29 abeam to port.
1331 Passed buoy #37 abeam to port.
1332 Passed buoy #39 abeam to port.
1334 Passed buoy #41 abeam to port.
1335 Passed buoy #21 abeam to starboard.
1336 Passed buoy #19 abeam to starboard.
1337 Passed buoy #15 abeam to starboard.
1339 Ran degausing range.
1341 Passsed buoy #13 abeam to starboard.
1342 Passed buoy #11 abeam to starboard.
1345 Passed buoy #9 abeam to starboard.
1346 Passed buoy #7 abeam to starboard.
1348 Passed buoy #5 abeam to starboard.
1359 Passed buoy #3 abeam to starboard.
1354 Passed buoy #1 abeam to starboard. Harbor pilot departed the bridge.
1401 Entered international waters. Underway for Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule, 2nd quarter FY 68. The OOD was given the conn.
1402Set course 163°, speed 15 knots.
1403 Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
Dale and Higbee joined and formed a revised sector patrol screen. Dale is in station B bearing 306°, range 2000 yards to 4500 yards with radius of 2500 yards. Higbee is in station T bearing 246°, range 2000 to 4500 yards, with radius of 2500 yards.
OTC and SOPA are ComDesRon 15. Guide is Ranger.
1410 cs to 20 knots
1421 cc to 276°
1425 cs to 22 knots
1449 Received report that Hoffman, F.C., AN, USN, received JP-5 in his eyes. Released to duty.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1646 Received report that Koopman, D.E., 1st Div., while working in the scullery received soap in his right eye and was discharged from duty until his eye is sufficiently healed.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with +11 X-ray time zone.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +11X Date: Wednesday 15 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       21° 54.0' N      By 2&4
λ     165° 00.0' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       22° 03.6' N      By 2&4
λ     166° 29.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       22° 23.0' N      By 2&4
λ     169° 53.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Dale (DLG-19), ComDesRon 15 embarked, and the USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The ship is in condition of Readiness III with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA, OTC and screen commander is ComDesRon 15.
The destroyers are in a revised sector patrol screen with USS Dale (DLG-19) in station B ANS 2 and USS Higbee (DD-806) in station T ANS 2.
Present course is 276° and present speed is 22 knots.
0307 Exchanged calls with USS Blueback (SS-581), bearing 249°, distance 8 miles.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0456 Exchanged calls with USNS William Weigel (AP-119), bearing 010°R at 6 miles bound from Subic Bay, Philippine Islands to Honolulu, Hawaii.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
1027 Received report that Harper, R.D., AO3, VA-147, received severe strain to right ankle after falling from flight deck onto catwalk. Harper was treated by medical department and admitted to sick bay for further observation and treatment.
1100 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees. Deletions - 5.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1330 Exercized the crew at General Quarters.
1333 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1345 Commenced slow firing to starboard for ranging purposes.
1457 Ceased firing.
1500 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1512 Secured from General Quarters.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1630 Received report that the Summary Court Martial, LT W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of AN Cliffore E. Ingram, USN, at 1525 and adjourned to await the action of the convening authority at 1540.
Received report that the Summary Court Martial, LT. W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of AA John C. Stewart, USN at 1541 and adjourned to await the actionof the convening authority at 1550.
Received report that Summary Court Martial, LT. W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of SN Robert C. Boldridge, USN, at 1605 and adjourned to await the action of the convening authority at 1622.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1813 Received the report of a fire in compartment 3-197-2-L, Class C fire. Called away the fire party.
1816 Received the report that the fire was extinguised.
1818 Secured the fire party.
1836 Exchanged calls with Plitvice, a merchant ship of Yugoslovian registry in transit from Tokyo, bearing 262° at 4500 yards.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform to +12 Yankee time.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2130 cc to 286°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +12Y Date: Thursday 16 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       30° 19.0' N      By 2&4
λ     173° 45.0' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       23° 33.3' N      By 1&2
λ     175° 00.4' W    By 1&2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       24° 28.0' N      By 1&2
λ     178° 02.9' W    By 1&2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and the USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The destroyers are in revised sector screen stations ahead.
SOPA and OTC is ComDesRon 15 embarked in USS Dale (DLG-19).
The ship is in condition of Readiness III with Material Condition Yoke set.
0122 Received report of possible man overboard starboard side. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while investigating suspect area. Screen destroyers USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) investigating as assist.
0137 Mustered the crew at man overboard.
0230 Received muster report: No absentees. Secured from man overboard. Set course 286°, speed 10 knots. Destroyers maneuvering to resume screen stations.
0253 Destroyers resumed screen station 3. cs to 22 knots.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0730 Dalw was given station astern in preparation for replenishing. Higbee was given life gueard station.
0743 Dale commenced her approach to starboard side Ranger. Replenishment course 286°, speed 15 knots.
0747 Dale assumed station alongside.
0750 First line over.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

Received draft report prior to refueling USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806). Draft forward 37' 3", aft 37' 1".
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0802 Commenced pumping fuel.
0830 Fueling completed.
0843 All lines and hoses clear. USS Dale (DLG-19) maneuvering to clear starboard side USS Ranger (CVA-61).
0846 Commanding officer assumed the conn. USS Dale maneuvering to take AAW picket station bearing 320°, range 40-80 miles.
0856 Commenced preparations for refueling USS Higbee (DD-806).
0855 USS Higbee commenced her approach to starboard.
0856 ComDesRon 15, Capt. O.E. McMullen, arrived onboard. Rendered honros.
0857 First line over.
0859 Navigator was given the conn.
0909 Commenced pumping fuel.
0934 Executive Officer was given the conn.
0935 Received the report that at 0900 the Summary Court Martial, W.A. Campbell, LT, USNR, opened in the case of ETFN Keith J. Glover. At 0915 The Summary Court Martial in the case of ETFN Keith J. Glover, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
0930 Fueling completed.
0948 All lines and hoses clear. USS Higbee maneuvering to clear starboard side of USS Ranger. cs to 22 knots.
0951 OOD was given the conn.
0952 USS Higbee maneuvering to take sector patrol station UXY 4Np-8.
1021 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1230 Sighted unknown merchant ship of Japanese registry, bearing 295°, distance 18 miles.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1644 Exchanged calls with British merchang ship Cape Clear enroute to Japan from Panama, bearing 308°, range 5 miles.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2008 Exchanged calls with vessel of Panamian registry, Millstrand, bearing 245° at 6 miles bound from Honolulu, Hawaii to Taiwan.
2149 cs to 23 knots
2200 USS Higbee (DD-806) assigned and maneuvering to assume station 2 of 3C2 bentline screen. Station 1 unassigned.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -12M Date: Friday 18 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       25° 35.0' N      By 2&4
λ     177° 33.5' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       26° 01.6' N      By 2&4
λ     176° 01.7' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       27° 00.0' N      By 2&4
λ     172° 36.5' E    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokisuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The Dale is in a picket station bearing 320°, 40 miles from Ranger and Higbee in in station 2 of a 3C2 screen.
SOPA is ComDesRon 15, embarked in USS Ranger. OTC and screen commander are Commanding Officer, USS Ranger.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Present course is 286°, speed 23 knots.
0000 Advanced all clocks 24 hours to conform with -12 Mike time zone. The time now is 180000M.
0133 cs to 20 knots.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0519 cs to 25 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0804 cs to 22 knots
0823 cc to 288°
0836 cs to 23 knots
0900 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
0906 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1026 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1036 Secured from General Quarters.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1348 Received the report that Idler, John C., EM3, E-1 Div., received an injury to the third toe of his right foot while engaged in his normal duties. He was treated and released to resume his duties.
1455 The Summary Court Martial, LT W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of AA Richard P. Johnson, USN.
1510 The Summary Court Martial in the case of AA Richard P. Johnson, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1721 cs to 22 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with -11 Lima time zone.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -11L Date: Sunday 19 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       27° 57.0' N      By 2&4
λ     168° 16.5' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       28° 11.5' N      By 2
λ     167° 18.7' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       28° 39.0' N      By 2&4
λ     165° 17.0' E    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
The Dale is in picket station bearing 320° 70 miles from Ranger and Higbee is in station 2 of a 3C2 screen.
SOPA is ComDesRon 15 embarked in USS Ranger. OTC and screen commander are Commanding Officer, USS Ranger.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Present course 286°, speed 22 knots.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0614 cc to 287°
0623 cs to 18 kts
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. No new absentees.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0819 cs to 15 kts
1040 Stationed USS Higbee (DD-806) 1000 yds astern.
1100 cs to 18 kts
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1511 cs to 15 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2152 Exchanged calls with British ship Martha Endeavour enroute Panama from Yokohama, Japan bearing 205°, range 4 miles.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +11L Date: Monday 20 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       29° 30.0' N      By 2&4
λ     162° 04.0' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       29° 35.8' N      By 2&4
λ     161° 05.9' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       30° 51.5' N      By 2
λ     156° 52.0' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with Task Group 17.1 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY 68.
Ranger is guide. Dale is in picket station bearing 332°, distance 75 miles from Ranger. Higbe is in station 1000 yards asternof Ranger.
SOPA is ComDesRon 15 embarked in Ranger. OTC and screen commander are Commanding Officer, USS Ranger (CVA-61).
The ship is in conditon of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Present course 290°, speed 15 knots.
1201 Late entry: At 2114 cc to 290°.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0425 cs to 17 knots
0441 cs to 20 knots
0618 cs to 22 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. No new absentees.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0831 Received draft report prior to transfer of fuel: Draft forward 35' 3", aft 36' 9".
0900 Manned all starboard destroyer refueling stations.
0915 cs to 15 knots
0942 cc to 340°, cs to 12 knots
0945 Higbee commenced her approach to starboard. Romeo Corpen is 340°, speed 12 knots. Executive Officer assumed the conn.
0954 First line over.
1001 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1014 Commenced transfer of fuel.
1052 Completed transfer of fuel.
1101 Higbee maneuvering to clear starboard side of Ranger.
1103 cc to 277°, cs to 27 knots
1104 OOD was given the conn.
1114 cs to 12 knots. Assigned Higbee to station 2 of a 3C2 screen.
1120 Received report that at 0855 the Special Court Martial, LCDR Kenneth R. Dickey, USN, senior member, appointed by C.O. USS Ranger (CVA-61), met in the case of Church, Ronald R., FN, USN. Received report that at 1105 the Special Court Martial which met in the case of Church, Ronald R., FN, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
1142 cs to 27 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1230 USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned and maneuvering to assume station 1 of 3C2 bentline screen.
1310 The Captain exercised his non-judicial powers at mast, convening this date.
1355 Received draft report following replenishment: Forward - 35' 3", aft 36' 1".
1415 cc to 288°
1440 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1442 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1550 Set Material Condition Yoke.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1601 Secured from General Quarters.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1811 cs to 27 knots
1840 USS Dale (DLG-19) took station 1 of a 3C2 screen.
1842 USS Dale (DLG-19) assumed screen commander.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with -10 Kilo time zone.
1800 Screen commander formed screen UXZ, screen axis 286°. USS Dale (DLG-19) in station KL ANS 1-4-2 and USS Higbee (DD-806) in station KR ANS 3-4-2.
1916 cc to 285°
1948 USS Higbee (DD-806) detached from station KR ANS 3-4-2 and given permission to reduce speed due to high sea state.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2215 Sighted unknown merchant ship of unknown registry bearing 276°, distance 15 miles.
2304 cs to 22 kts
2338 cs to 24 kts
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -10K Date: Tuesday 21 November 1967
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       31° 56.0' N      By 2
λ     151° 55.0' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       32° 19.5' N      By 2
λ     150° 16.0' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       33° 14.7' N      By 2
λ     146° 12.9' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with Task Group 77.7 composed of USS Ranger (CVA-61), USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComSeventhFlt 2nd quarter FY68 employment schedule.
Ranger is guide. Dale is in station KC ANS 1-4-2 of a UXZ screen. Higbee has been detached for independent steaming due to heavy weather.
SOPA is ComDesRon 15 embarked in Ranger. OTC is C.O. Ranger. Screen commander is C.O. Dale.
Condition of Readiness IV and Material Condition Yoke set.
Present course is 293°, speed 24 knots.
0158 cs to 20 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

0355 Central control reported buckling of bulkhead in compartment 2-44-4-L due to heavy seas.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0450 Identified merchant ship as Baron Inverforth, British registry, routed independently from Balboa to Nagoya. Passed Baron Inverforth abeam to starboard at 10 miles.
0540 cs to 24 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. No new absentees.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

0754 USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned and maneuvering to assume life guard station astern.
0755 cs to 15 knots
0758 Received daily draft report. Forward - 35' 1", aft - 36' 1".
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0850 cc to 286°
0856 cs to 24 knots
0857 USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned and maneuvering to assume revised sector screen station Charlie ANS 1.
1000 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarm. Test satisfactory.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1210 cs to 26 knots
1800 cc to 350°, cs to 10 knots
1307 cc to 286°, cs to 26 knots
1330 Exercised the crew at Operation Crew Cut.
1531 cs to 22 knots
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

1556 cs to 26 knots
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1607 Received report that at 1535 the Summary Court Martial, LT W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of AA Charles E. Favors, Jr., USN. At 1539 the Summary Court Martial in the case of AA Charles E. Favors, Jr., USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
1618 Secured the crew from Operation Crew Cut.
1627 cc to 310°
1631 cc to 286°
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with -9 India time.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 Received report of a Class "C" fire in compartment 3-162-1-A, Ship's Laundry. Called away fire squad.
2017 Received report fire was out. Secured fire squad.
2032 cs to 22 knots
2057 cs to 26 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Wednesday 22 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       34° 38.2' N      By 2&4
λ     140° 30.0' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Dale (DLG-19) enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Yokosuka, Japan in accordance with ComFirstFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The ship is in condition of Readiness III with Material conditon Yoke set.
SOPA is ComDesRon 15 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Dale (DLG-19).
USS Dale (DLG-19) is in a revised sector patrol screen station bearing 335°T, range 4000 yards.
Present course is 286°. Present speed is 26 knots.
0159 cs to 22 knots
0226 cs to 26 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

0708 Late entry: Exchanged calls with the USS Skagit (AKA-105), bearing 307° at 14 miles, USS Winston (AKA-94) and USS Catamont (LSD-17) bearing 316° at 11 miles.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0532 cs to 22 knots
0602 cs to 26 knots
0625 cc to 289°
Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Sighted Katsuara Point bearing 334°, range 35 miles.
0838 ComDesRon 15 departed the Ranger via helicopter and shifted his flag to the USS Dale (DLG-19).
0844 cc to 284°
0904 cc to 277°
0910 Assigned dale station Alpha, distance 2000 yds.
0918 Received daily absentee report: No new absentees or deletions.
0952 cc to 330°
0955 Detached Dale to proceed into port independently.
1000 Set the special sea and anchor detail.
1008 cc to 016°, cs to 15 knts
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

1020 cc to 020°
1027 Received draft report prior to entering port. Draft forward 34' 4", aft 35' 2".
1029 cc to 016°
1050 Passed Uka Saima Light abeam to starboard, distance 6050 yards.
1053 cc to 011°
1107 Harbor pilots, CAPT W.J. Adkins and CAPT D.L. Osburne, arrived on the bridge.
1111 cs to 10 knots
1114 Commanding Officer assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing into Yokosuka harbor.
1116 Passed Ajika Jipa Light abeam to Port, distance 4180 yards.
Passed buoy #1 abeam to port.
1133 Passed Kannon Saki Light abeam to port, distance 2790 yards.
1125 Passed buoy #2 abeam to port.
1146 Passed buoy #3 abeam to port.
1147 Passed Fort #1 abeam to starboard, distance 3100 yards.
1149 Passed Fort #3 abeam to port, distance 1550 yards.
1153 Passed Fort #2 abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards.
1155 Passed buoy #4 abeam to port.
1157 Harbor pilot, CAPT D.L. Orsburne, was given the conn.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1211 Passed East Breakwater Light abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards.
1212 Secured from flight quarters.
1221 Passed buoy #6 abeam to starboard.
1223 Passed buoy #8 abeam to starboard. Transitted the degaussing range.
1228 Navy pushboats came alongside to port and starboard.
1258 Stern passed over sill of the dock. Docking officer assumed the conn.
1333 First line over to starboard. Moored in drydock #6, US Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan.
1347 OOD shifted his watch from the Navigation Bridge to the Quarter Deck.
                    J.W. Lloyd, LT, USNR

1347 Moored stbd side to drydock #6, US Naval Station Yokosuka, Japan, rigging 12 standard mooring lines, 11 doubled and one wire aft.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include the USS Constellation (CVA-64), USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836), USS Hollister (DD-788), USS Rupertus (DD-851) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is CAPT J.M. Thomas, Commanding Officer, USS Constellation (CVA-64).
1535 USS Reeves (DLG-24) got underway from anchorage and stood into the harbor.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
Late entry: 1400 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Harbor pilots left the ship.
                    W.D. Halsey, W-1, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
1845 Pursuant to OINC NAESU ENG DET PAC LTR 12000/636 of 17 Nov 1967 and endorsements thereto, FSRB Troy W. Somerford reported aboard as liason representative for LTV Aerospace Corporation.
                    R.H. Normandin, AvOrdTech, W-1, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2100 Transferred Joyce, E.H., PH2, USN, to US Naval Hospital, Yokosuka, Japan for treatment. Diagnosis: Acute appendicitis.
2145 Commenced fueling from USS Whipstock (YO-49). Draft forward 33' 6", aft 35' 9".
                    L.F. Humes, Ens., USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Thursday 23 November 1967
At Yokosuka, Japan
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to drydock #6, Yokosuka, Japan with twelve standard mooring lines, eleven doubled and one wire. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Constellation (CVA-64), USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836), USS Hollister (DD-788) and various other units of the US Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is CO, USS Constellation.
Presently receiving NSFO on sponson #3.
                    C.D. Heaton, Ens., USNR

0345 Secured receiving NSFO. Draft report to follow.
                    J.P. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0627 Commenced receiving NSFO. Draft report to follow.
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0820 Received draft report prior to taking on NSFO. Forward 33' 6", aft 36' 5".
0850 USS King (DLG-10) stood into harbor and moored in berth #10.
0910 Dietz, Leonard, FN, admitted to Sick Bay. Report to follow.
1002 USS Polk County (LST-1084) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
1035 Helicopter 17 launched to NAS Atsugi.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1200 Ceased receiving fuel oil.
1300 YO-47 cast off all lines and departed the ship.
1430 Received report that Evans, J.L., ACC, USN, OC Div., was struck in the back while at shore patrol headquarters. Examination by medical officer revealed a contusion of the thoracic spine. Disposition: Place on sick list.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1605 USS Aludra (AF-55) got underway and steamed out of the harbor.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
1830 Commenced receiving NSFO. Draft report to follow.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2303 Secured bringing NSFO. Draft report to follow.
                    A.E. Johnson, WO1, USN

Late entry: 1100 Received daily muster report. New absentees - 11, deletions - 1.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Friday 24 November 1967
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________      By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 33° 28.0' N      By 2
λ 136° 57.0' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored stareboard side to drydock #6, Yokosuka, Japan with twelve standard mooring lines, eleven doubled, and one wire. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Constellation (CVA-64), USS George K. MacKenzie (DD-836), USS Hollister (DD-788) and various other units of the US Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is C.O. USS Constellation (CVA-64).
0200 HarrisonMichael R., AO3, USN, was delivered on board by Yokosuka Armed Forces Police, accused of destruction of private property.
                    R.N. Bergeron, Ens., USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0604 Commenced receiving NSWFO from YO-49.
0700 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0703 USS Higbee (DD-806) stood out of the harbor.
0709 USS MacKenzie (DD-836) stood out of the harbor.
0730 USS Rupertus (DD-851) stood out of the harbor.
0735 LT Brian E. Gray, USNR, reported onboard for TAD in accordance with ComCarDiv 5 orders.
0745 LT(jg) John A. Flanders, USN, returned on board from TAD.
0745 LT(jg) John A. Flanders, USN, departed on TAD in accordance with Commanding Officer's order #003/67 to NAS Atsugi, Japan and FFT to NAS Cubi Point, PI.
0800 EM2 Earl Chambliss, USN, reported on board having missed USS Higbee (DD-806) movement.
0800 USS Constellation (CVA-64) stood out of the harbor.
                    C.J. Nowling, WO-1, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0805 Completed loading ammunition.
0806 USS Constellation (CVA-64) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
0850 Sisco, Clifton W., AO3, USN, returned onboard having been UA since 0630 this date.
0900 Set Material Condition Yoke.
0905 USS Holister (DD-788) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
0915 Fueling completed. Draft forward 37' 5", aft 36' 10".
McClure, Gerald, ADJ3, USN, returned onbaord having been UA since 0630 this date.
Late entry: 0900 Set the special sea and anchor detail.
0935 OOD shifted his watch to the bridge.
                    S.M. Shelton, LT, USNR

0936 Late entries: 0902 Set Material Condition Yoke.
At 0914 Commanding Officer and Navigator arrived on the bridge prior to getting underway.
At 0923 Received draft report prior to getting underway: Draft forward 37' 5", aft 36' 10".
0939 Harbor pilots, CAPT W.J. Adkins and CAPT D.L. Orsburne, arrived on the bridge.
0945 USS Dale (DLG-19) stood out of the harbor.
1000 Completed preparations for getting underway.
1018 All lines clear of drydock #6, US Naval Base, Yokosuka, Japan. Docking officer assumed the conn. Maneuvering to clear drydock #6.
1023 Received daily absentee report. New absentees - 2, deletions -13.
1039 The stern of the ship cleared the seal of drydock #6. Harbor pilot, CAPT D.L. Orsburne, assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of Yokosuka harbor.
1050 Ran degaussing range.
1100 Passed East Breakwater Light abeam to port, distance 550 yards.
1105 Executive Officer assumed the conn.
1106 Passed Monkey Island abeam to starboard, distance 2900 yards.
1114 Harbor pilots departed the ship.
1118 Passed Fort #2 abeam to port, distance 1640 yards.
1121 Passed Fort #3 abeam to starboard, distance 1200 yards.
1123 Passed Fort #1 abeam to port, distance 2200 yards.
1141 Secured the special sea and anchor detail.
Present course 194°, present speed 20 knots.
1143 Passed Aijka Jima abeam to starboard, distance 3000 yards.
1145 cc to 190°, cs to 25 knots
1148 cs to 22 knots
1149 cs to 25 knots
1151 cc to 194°
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

1155 Passed Tsurugi Light abeam to starboard, distance 7000 yards.
                    J.M. boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1206 cc to 240°
1210 Passed Suno Saki Light abeam to port, range 10,250 yards.
1306 cc to 208°
1310 LT(jg) Boylan was given the conn.
1410 cc to 226°, cs to 22 knots. Took departure from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philipines with Mikomoto Jimo bearing 315°, 7.3 miles.
1415 Assumed tactical command of USS Dale (DLG-19), USS Higbee (DD-806) and USS Hollister (DD-788).
1420 Received the report that Gray, Charles E., SN, USN, 3rd Div., suffered an eye injury while sanding the deck on sponson #5. Gray was treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
1449 cc to 050°, cs to 8 knots
1500 Commenced flight operations for the date. Maneuvering on various courses andspeeds while conducting flight operations.
1513 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 240°, speed 22 knots.
1515 Exercised the crew at General Quarters and Crew Cut drill.
1518 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1525 Screen commander established UXZ screen, screen axis 240°. Screening units maneuvering to take stations as follows: USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned station A4-2, USS Higbee (DD-806) assigned station D3-2 and USS Hollister (DD-788) assigned station R3-2.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1643 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1644 Secured from General Quarters.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

1725 cs to 23 knots
1752 Secured from Operation Crew Cut.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2250 cs to 22 knots
2320 cs to 23 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Saturday 25 November 1967
Passage from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L 31° 12.8" N    By 2&4
λ 132' 28.0' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L 31° 11.3' N    By 2&4
λ 132° 27.8' E    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L 29° 25.8' N    By 2
λ 131° 17.0' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Dale (DLG-19), USS Higbee (DD-806) and USS Hollister (DD-788) enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
SOPA and screen commander is ComDesRon 15 embarked in Dale.
OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61).
The destroyers are in a revised sector patrol screen with the Dale, Higbee and Hollister in stations A4-2, D3-2, R3-2 respectively. Screen axis is 240°.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Base course is 240°, speed 23 knots.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steamin as before.
0448 cs to 22 knots
0517 cs to 25 knots
0710 cc to 210°
0730 cc to 242°
Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0820 USS Dale (DLG-19) and USS Hollister (DD-788) were detached for ISE. USS Higbee (DD-806) assigned plane guard station astern.
0823 cc to 065°, cs to 8 knots
0837 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1119 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees. Deletions - 2.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1332 Screen commander established UXZ screen. Screen axis 215°. Screening units maneuvering to take stations as follows: USS Dale (DLG-19) assigned station A4-2, USS Higbee (DD-806) assigned station D3-2 and USS Hollister (DD-788) assigned station R3-2.
1341 Exchanged calls with Americah merchant Philipine Bear bearing 160°, range 3000 yards, in route from Yokohama, Japan to Hong Kong, BCC.
1354 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 215°, set speed 23 knots.
1430 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1447 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1543 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1546 Secured from General Quarters.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1800 Received reports that Rodriguez, R.K., MM3, USN, received two inch lacerations of the first and secon metacarpal on the left and right hands. Treated and released to duty; that Gatti, George, ADCS, USN, received a laceration of the left side of the forehead. Treated and released to duty; and that Webster, Lee, ABE1, USN, received a foreign particle in the left lower arm. Treated and released to duty.
1820 Exchanged calls with the norwegian merchant ship Ganja enroute from Kobe, Japan to Bangkok, Thailand, bearing 260°, distance 10 miles.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2008 Received the report that Brooks, B.L., BM3, sustained a knife wound in the left shoulder. He was treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
2014 cs to 22 knots
2034 cs to 23 knots
2108 cc to 211°
2137 Received the report that Dale experienced a boiler casualty. Maximum speed available 15 knots. Dale maneuvering to avoid formation.
2225 Dale maneuvering to reassume station A4-2.
2336 cc to 221°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Sunday 26 November 1967
Passage from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Phillipines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       26° 04.9' N     By 2
λ       128° 11.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       25° 16.0' N      By 2
λ     127° 22.0' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       24° 56.7' N      By 2
λ     127° 12.5' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Dale (DLG-19), USS Higbee (DD-806) and USS Hollister (DD-788) enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Phillipines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
SOPA and screen commander is ComDesRon 15, embarked in Dale. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61).
The destroyers are ina revised sector patrol screen with the Dale, Higbee and Hollister in stations A4-2, D3-2 and R3-2 respectively. Ranger is guide. Screen axis is 221°.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Base course is 221°, speed 23 knots
0222 cc to 231°
0321 cc to 219°
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0433 Exchanged calls with merchant Clearwater Victory of United States registry, bearing 034°, range 5000 yards, in route from Yokosuka, Japan to Suyka.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Set Material Condition Yoke.
0736 cc to 231°
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
0949 Secured from weapons loading drill.
1114 ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister assumed duties as screen commander.
1115 Released Dale to proceed on duty assigned. cc to 060°, speed 18 knots
1130 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds. Hollister assumed plane guard station astern.
Higbee detached on ISE to remain within visual range.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 Exchanged calls with Norwegian Merchant Ganja, destination unknown, bearing 085°, range 7 miles.
2359 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 250°, speed 18 kts.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9I Date: Monday 27 November 1967
Passage from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       23° 48.1' N      By 2
λ     123° 52.2' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       23° 20.5' N      By 2
λ     122° 58.0' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       22° 54.2' N      By 2
λ     123° 28.5' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Higbee (DD-806) and USS Hollister (DD-788) enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
the destroyers are assigned and maneuvering to form a 4C2 bentline screen: Higbee and Hollister in stations #1 and #2 respectively.
Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61).
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
0003 cs to 22 kts
0041 cs to 24 kts
0052 Exchanged calls with Japanese merchant Toba Ta Maru enroute to Kharg Island, bearing 000°, range two miles.
0105 Exchanged calls with Liberian merchant Olympic Pegasus enroute to Kobe, Japan, bearing 340°, range two miles.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0500 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with -8 Hotel time.
0451 cs to 22 kts
0500 Manned all starboard refueling stations.
0511 cs to 24 kts
0530 cs to 18 kts
USS Hollister and USS Higbee are maneuvering to assume standby refueling and lifeguard stations astern, respectively.
0550 Hollister commenced her approach to starboard side Ranger.
0554 Executive Officer assumed the conn.
0600 First line over to starboard.
0614 Commenced transfer of fuel. Draft fwd 37' 6", aft 35' 6".
0657 Completed transfer of fuel.
0707 All lines clear to starboard. Hollister maneuvering to clear starboard side Ranger and assume life guard station astern.
0711 Higbee commenced her approach to starboard side Ranger.
0718 First line over to starboard.
0729 Commenced transfer of fuel.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0807 Completed transfer of fuel.
0815 All lines clear to starboard. Higbee maneuvering to assume plane guard station 2SNX.
0820 cc to 270°, cs to 24 knots
0820 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil conducting flight operations.
0904 The Summary Court Martial, LT W.A. Campbell, USNR, opened in the case of Bagwell, Danny R., AN, USN.
0914 The Summary Court Martial in the case of Bagwell, Danny R., AN, USN, adjourned to await the action of the convening authority.
0925 Received daily absentee report: No new absentees.
1004 Tested the ship's general, collision and chemical alarms. Test satisfactory.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1435 Commenced streaming bombing spar for aerial bombing practice.
1457 Spar streamed to 2800 feet.
1500 Aircraft commenced bombing spar.
1555 Secured from bombing spar.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1633 Recovered aerial bombing spar.
1635 USS Hollister (DD-788) maneuvering to take station 2SNX.
1700 Both destroyers on station.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1815 Received report that Davis, R.P., EMFN, USN, received flash burns in both eyes due to a dropped fuse. Was treated and released to duty.
1907 Exchanged calls with merchant ship Melinda, of Liberian registry, bound from Japan to India, bearing 030° at 12 miles.
1925Secured from flight operations this date. Set course 226°, speed 22 knots.
1926 Hollister and Higbee assigned and maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2 respectively of a 4C2 bentline screen.
                    S.T. Amborse, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2008 cs to 24 knots
2330 Ranger, Hollister and Higbee maneuvering to assume stations 1, 2 and 3 respectively of a column, double standard distance, with Ranger as guide.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Tuesday 28 November 1967
Passage from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       19° 14.5' N      By 2
λ     120° 40.1' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       19° 23.3' N      By 2
λ     120° 05.5' E    By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       17° 05.0' N    By 2
λ       119° 43.1' E    By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Holister (DD-788) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Ranger is guide in station 1, Holister is in station 2 and Higbee is in station 3 of a Formation I double standard distance.
SOPA and OTC is C.O. USS Ranger.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
0042 Exchanged calls with merchant freighter Uikara, of Norwegian registry, enroute from Madras to Kawasakai, bearing 326°, 7 miles.
0050 cc to 206°
0143 cs to 22 knots
0156 cs to 24 knots
0213 Exchanged calls with merchant freight Poly Doros, of Greek registry, enroute from Singapore to Shanghi, bearing 146°, 6 miles.
0257 Exchanged calls with Merchant freighter Kavodoro, of Greek registry, enroute from Durean to Japan, bearing 116°, range 3 miles.
0315 cs to 20 knots. Holister and Higbee assigned and maneuvering to stations 1 and 2 respectively of a 4C2 screen.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0410 cs to 24 knots
0632 cs to 20 knots
0711 cc to 208°
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Called away Operation Crew Cut drill.
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0858 Sighted Mayraira Point, Island of Luzon, bearing 330°, range 30 miles.
0919 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
0949 Secured from Operation Crew Cut.
0959 cs to 15 knots
1005 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1315 cc to 000°, speed 22 knots
1323 cc to 005°, speed 25 knots. Commenced air operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds.
1403 Exercised the crew at man overboard.
1425 Secured from man overboard drill.
1430 Completed air operations for this date. Set course 194°, speed 16 knots.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1615 Late entry: 1415 James, Gerald E., AN, V-4 Div., USN, received a laceration on top of his head whil running through the passageway 03-99 starboard side during a man overboard drill. Injury was not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Admitted to sick bay at 1535 this date for observation.
Also, Patterson, T.L., RD1, USN, OI Div., received a six centimeter laceration on his forhead while running through passageway 03-100 port side during man overboard drill. Injury not due to his own misconduct. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Admitted to sick bay this date for observation.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
1942 cs to 17 knots
2300 Screen commander ordered a 3C2 screen. Screen axis 194°. USS Higbee (DD-806) maneuvered to take station 1. USS Hollister (DD-788) maneuvered to take station 2.
2313 cc to 166°
                    A.J. Summa, Ens., USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Wednesday 29 November 1967
Passage from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Higbee (DD-806) enroute from Yokosuka, Japan to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The destroyers are in a 3C2 bentline screen with Higbee and Hollister in stations #1 and #2 respectively.
SOPA and OTC are the Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Ranger is guide.
the ship is in conditon of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Base course is 166°, speed 17 knots.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0452 cc to 057°, speed 13 knots
Task Group formed Formation I at double standard distance with sequence of USS Hollister (DD-788), USS Ranger (CVA-61) and USS Higbee (DD-806). Formation guide is USS Ranger (CVA-61).
0513 cs to 120°
0518 cc to 090°
0555 Destroyers detached to proceed independently to berths previously assigned.
0600 Set the special sea and anchor detail for entering Subic Bay, Philippine Islands.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

0623 cc to 015°
0629 cc to 014°
0641 cs to 10 knots
0646 Passed Sueste Point Light abeam to port, distance 1975 yards
0648 Received draft report prior to entering port: Draft forward 34' 9", aft 36' 3".
0650 cc to 019°, cs to 8 knots
0653 cs to 5 knots
0659 Passed Grande Island Tower, distance 11, 500 yards.
0700 USS Orleck (DD-886) standing out of the harbor.
0703 cc to 050°
0705 USS Intrepid (CVS-11) got underway for anchorage #29.
0707 Completed preparations for entering port. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing into Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
0722 OCT detached the USS Higbee (DD-806) to proceed independently into port.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0735 USS Mattaponi (AO-41) standing out of the harbor.
0740 Harbor pilot, CAPT C.G. Leonard, arrived on the bridge.
0741 Commanding officer assumed the conn.
0742 Harbor pilot assumed the conn.
0749 Passed Alfa buoy abeam to port.
0755 Passed buoy #8 abeam to starboard.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0801 USS Mansfield (DD-728) standing into the harbor.
0819 First line over to starboard. Moored starboard side to Leyte Pier, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
0827 USS Terrell County (LST-1157) standing out of the harbor.
0844 OOD shifted his watch from the bridge to the Quarter Deck.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

0827 B.D. Legg, WO2, and five enlisted men departed the ship for TAD at NAS Cubi Pt., pursuant to orders of Commanding Officer.
0845 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
0900 Received report from Sick Bay that Boyd, R.E., AN, USN, was treated for a foreign object in his left eye, and released to duty, cause unknown.
0904 USS Caroling County stood out of the harbor.
0915 Secured from special sea and anchor detail.
0950 Harbor pilot departed the ship.
0959 Received daily draft report: Displacement - 76, 126; mean draft - 33' 6"; draft forward - 34' 9"; draft aft - 36' 8"; List ¾° stbd.
1010 ComCarDiv 3 broke his flag in this ship.
1020 USS Surfbird (AOG-383) stood out of harbor.
1025 ComDesDiv 92 arrived on board for official visit.
1040 USS Tanner (AGS-15) stood out of the harbor.
                    E.A. Kay, LT(jg), USNR

1141 Recieved report from Sick Bay that Tison, J.M., AN, received cut on scalp whileon commissary working party. Treated and released to duty.
1150 Received report of Class "C" fire in compartment 03-98-2-Q. Called away the inport fire party.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1210 Secured from fire quarters. Investigation showed fire resulted from electrical equipment over heating.
1216 USS Ponshatoula (AO-148) stood out to anchorage.
1225 Commenced taking on ammunition.
1235 USS Conflict (MSO-426) stood into harbor
1237 USS Implicit (MSO-455) and USS Persistent (MSO-491) stood into harbor.
1240 LT J.H. Buliffson, USN, departed for TAD as shore patrol in accordance with CO USS Ranter LTR serialized 1630 of 29 Nov 67.
1303 USS Hollister (DD-788) stood in harbor.
1330 In accordance with CO USS Ranger (CVA-61) LTR dated 29 Nov 67, PNC Edgar C. Pador, USN, departed the hip in charge of a shore patrol party totaling 94 men.
Late entry: At 1155 ComDesDiv 92 departed the ship.
1515 USS Neches (AO-47) stood into harbor.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1718 USS Reeves (DLG-24) standing out of the harbor.
1740 USS Tunny (APSS-282) stood into the harbor.
                    D.G. Reuss, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    R.J. Burkhardt, Ens., USNR

1935 Received report that AN Roger L. Miller, USN, V-1 Div., was attempting to jump from the flight deck round down, port side. AN Miller's attempt was thwarted. AN Miller was taken to medical prior to being confined for safe keeping.
                    R.C. Christiansen, CWO2, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2212 Secured from taking on ammunition. Draft forward 33' 6", aft 36' 4", mean draft 34' 11".
2220 Commenced taking on JP-5.
2245 Commenced taking on NSFO.
                    R.C. Christiansen, CWO2, USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +11X Date: Thursday 30 November 1967
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Subic Bay, Repulic of the Philipines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________      By ____
λ  __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L  __________      By ____
λ  __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L  __________      By ____
λ  __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Leyte Pier, U.S. Naval Air Station Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines with eleven standard mooring lines, two doubled.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Intrepid (CVS-11), USS Firedrake (AE-14), USS Dale (DLG-19) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is Commander, U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
0245 Secured taking on NSFO.
                    R.H. Larsen, WO1, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0500 Commenced fueling NSFO from YO-257.
0659 USS Henry Turner (DD-875) stood out of the harbor.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Set Material Condition X-ray.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0830 Received daily muster report. Absentees: 6, deletions: 2.
0910 Secured pumping NSFO.
1051 Secured pumping JP-5.
Pursuant to the order of OinC, U.S. Fleet Weather Facility, Yokosuka, Japan, LT Jack J. Jensen, USN, reported aboard for TAD.
                    John F. Lydon, CWO4, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1235 Received daily draft report. Draft as follows: Displacement - 78,950; draft mean 36' 2", forward 34' 4", aft 38' 0".
                    W.C. Peterson, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1700 Tested the ship's whistle. Test satisfactory.
Late entry: 1220 USS Intrepid (CVS-11) got underway and stood out of the harbor.
                    W.D. Hulsay, W1, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2030 Persuant to Commanding Officer, U.S. Naval Magazine, Subic Bay, orders dated 30 Nov 67, W-1 Philip E. Dechene, USN, reported aboard for TAD.
2045 Commenced taking on NSFO from YO-116.
                    J.G. McDonell, LT, USN