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USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Friday 1 December 1967
At Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________     By ____
λ __________     By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          14°  37.0' N    By 4
λ        119°  21.5' E     By 4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          14°  39.0' N    By 4
λ        118°  55.0' E     By 4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to Leyte Pier, US Naval Air Station, Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines with eleven standard mooring lines doubled and two storm pendants.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Dale (DLG-19), USS Higbee (DD-806), USS Hollister (DD-788) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is commander US Naval Base, Subic Bay.
Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
0025 Completed taking on NSFO from YO-116.
0140 Received report from the medical department that at about 2330 AA John A. Foor, V-1 Div., was assaulted by approximately 8 negroes while returning to the ship on a base bus. The assault was witnessed by AN Ralph Sullenburer, V-1 Div. AA Foor was placed on binnacle list due to multiple lacerations.
0145 Arthur B. McCoy III reported aboard as liaison representative for the Magnavox Company. Orders to follow.
0255 Commenced jacking over #1 and #3 Main Engines.
                    R.H. Normandin, WO-1, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0405 Received draft report prior to getting underway. Draft forward 36' 0", aft 37' 8".
0430 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0500 Stationed the special sea and anchor detail.
0530 The OOD shifted his watch to the Navigation Bridge.
                    R.C. Nell, Ens., USNR

0538 Received draft report prior to getting underway: draft forward 35' 10", aft 36' 6"
0540 CTU 77.7.1 was designated OTC by CTG 71.7.
0541 Commanding Officer and Navigator arrived on the bridge prior to getting underway.
0600 Harbor pilot, CAPT K.E. Hearsun, arrived on the bridge and was given the conn.
0609 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point, Republic of Philippines.
0624 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil standing out of Subic Bay.
0625 USS Neches (AO-47) standing out of the harbor.
0630 Harbor pilot departed the ship. Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
0634 Passed Alfa buoy abeam to starboard.
0653 OOD was given the conn. Passed Grande Island Aero Beacon abeam to port, distance 1400 yards.
0702 Passed Point Sueste abeam to starboard, distance 1450 yards.
0705 Secured the special sea and anchor detail. Set course 202°. Set speed 10 knots
0712 Passed USS Bellartrix (AF-62) abeam to starboard standing into the harbor.
0726 cc to 233°
0730 cs to 5 knots
0736 cc to 273°
0738 cs to 10 knots
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

0751 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees. Deletions: 6.
0756 cs to 5 knots
0758 cc to 210°
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0802 The Captain assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while assuming a station 2000 yards astern of USS Neches (AO-47).
0827 Commenced approach to port side Neches. Replenishment course is 230°, speed 12 knots.
0834 First lines over.
0841 Commenced transfer of fuel.
1006 Completed transfer of fuel.
1023 All lines clear to starboard maneuvering to clear port side Neches.
1031 The OOD assumed the conn. Set course 215°, speed 25 knots. USS De Haven (DD-727) assigned to plane guard station astern.
1028 cs to 27 knots
1032 cc to 270°
1050 cc to 315°
1115 Exchanged calls with the SS Chiyokawa Maru of Japanese registry enroute from Madrid to Chiea, Japan, bearing 185°, range 1 mile.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

1148 cs to 10 knots, cc to 105°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1201 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward 37' 0", aft 36' 2".
1207 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

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

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2120 Exchanged calls with USS Bellgrove (LSD-2), origin and destination unknown.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Saturday 2 December 1967
Passage from Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines to Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          14°  47.5' N    By 2&4
λ        116°  56.0' E     By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          14°  51.2' N    By 2
λ        116°  03.1' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          15°  03.0' N    By 2&4
λ        113°  08.0' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hollister (DD-788), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and USS De Haven (DD-727) enroute from Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines to Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The USS Hollister and USS De Haven are in 2SNX and 3SNX plane guard stations, respectively. USS Mansfield conducting ISE.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in the USS Hollister.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil conducting flight operations.
0026 Secured from flight operations. Set course 250°, speed 22 knots.
Screen commander established 3C3 screen with USS Hollister (DD-788) in Station 1, USS De Haven (DD-727) in Station 2 and USS Mansfield (DD-728) in Station 3. Screen axis is 250°.
0215 cs to 25 knots
0248 cc to 273°
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0700 Detached De Haven and Mansfield for ISE. Hollister assumed plane guard station astern.
0707 cc to 185°, cs to 22 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. No new absentees. Deletions: 1.
0723 cc to 045°, cs to 15 knots
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0840 Commenced flight operations this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0930 Secured flight operations this date. Set course 260°, speed 25 knots.
1007 cs to 27 knots
1107 cc to 273°
1140 Exchanged calls Japanese merchant Katsura Maru, bearing 270° at 8 miles.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1213 Exchanged calls with the Beduin, a merchant ship of Norwegian registry. Departure unknonwn, destination Japan. Bearing 210°, range 3000 yds.
1300 cs to 22 knots
1307 cs to 27 knots
1355 De Haven and Mansfield rejoined the formation. The screen commander formed a 4C3 bentline screen with De Haven, Mansfield and Hollister in stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
1357 cs to 25 knots
1444 cs to 27 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1638 cc to 282° and reorient screen axis to 282°
1647 cs to 22 knots
1701 cc to 220°, cs to 15 knots
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1746 cc to 285°
1748 cs to 22 knots
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1946 cc to 300°
1955 Exchanged calls with the USS Navaro (APA-215), bearing 263°, distance 9 miles.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2006 cc to 285°
2105 Exchanged calls with USS Windham County (LST-1170), bearing 355°, distance 7 miles.
2107 Exchanged calls with merchant ship Spyros of Greek registry enroute from Port Sweetenham to Canton, China, bearing 195°, distance 4 miles.
2240 Detached Mansfield and De Haven to steam independently.
2245 Received word from HM3 Sheffield that ADJ3 R.F. Dondero, VA-165, sustained JP-5 in both eyes in Hangar Bay #2. Treated in Sick Bay. Medical report to follow.
2330 Received word from HM3 Sheffield that ADJ3 J.B. Robinson, VA-165, sustained JP-5 in both eyes in Hangar Bay #2. Treated in Sick Bay. Medical report to follow.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Sunday 3 December 1967
Passage from Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines to Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          17°  06.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  21.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          17°  17.3' N    By 2
λ        108°  55.1' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          17°  14.0' N    By 2
λ        108°  21.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steamimg in company with the USS Hollister (DD-788) enroute from Subic Bay, Republic of Philippines to Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The Hollister is in a 4C3 screen at station thre.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course 285°, speed 27 knots.
0000 cs to 22 knots
0025 cs to 27 knots
0130 cc to 313°
0226 cs to 24 knots
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

0355 cs to 22 knots
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0415 Received report that a Sidewinder missile mount mounted on F4B #106 had been damaged. EOD dispatched to the scene.
0421 EOD officer reported guidance and control package of Sidewinder missile damaged and missile jettisoned.
0450 Exchanged calls with the USS Telaviv (SSN-597), bearing 347°, 12 miles.
0454 Exchanged calls with the USS Neches (AO-47), bearing 253°, 8 miles.
0500 USS Hollister (DD-788) assigned plane guard station astern. Maneuvering on various course and speeds whil conducting flight operations.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0755 Recieved report that a Sidewinder missile mounted on plane #413, F4B, had been damaged. EOD dispatched to the scene.
0759 EOD officer reported Sidewinder missile has been jettisoned.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0918 Received the report that Morse, Stephen C., AN, suffered eye injuries by getting soap in his eyes while working in the aft galley. Morse was treated and released to duty.
0923 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1605 Exchanged calls with USS Pomfret (SS-391), bearing 319°, range 16000 yards.
1700 USS McCormick (DDG-8) and USS Damato (DD-871) reported for duty.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1825 ComDesRon 23, embarked in McCormick, assumed duties as screen commander and formed a 3C4 screen with Damato, De Haven, McCormick, Mansfield and Hollister in stations 1, 2, 3, 4 and pouncer, respectively.
1828 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course and reoriented screen axis to 313°, speed 16 knots. De Haven, Damato, Mansfield, McCormick changed stations to 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively. Commenced turn count masking.
1858 cc to 090°. Commenced ASW exercise. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds.
1902 Ceased turn count masking.
1935 Completed ASW exercise. Base course 310°, speed 16 kts.
1940 Released McCormick and Damato to proceed on duties assigned. ComDesDiv 92 resumed duties as screen commander and formed 3C3 screen with De Haven, Mansfield and Hollister in stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2200 cs to 12 knots
2224 cc to 295°
2230 Exchanged calls with USS Providence (CLG-6), bearing 300°, range 15 miles. cc to 265°
2306 cc to 325°
2335 cc to 295°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Monday 4 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  04.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  23.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  15.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  33.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  55.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  41.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hollister (DD-788), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and USS De Haven (DD-727) at Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The destroyers are in a 3C3 screen with the De Haven, Mansfield and Hollister in stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively. USS Providence (CLG-6), ComSeventhFlt embarked, is in station 4000 yds astern.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer, USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course 295°, speed 12 kts.
0005 cc to 205°
0157 cc to 115°
0309 cc to 353°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0440 cc to 205°
0454 Reoriented the screen. De Haven, Hollister and Mansfield changed stations to 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
0532 cc to 090°
0556 cc to 095°
0600 Hollister and De Haven detached for ISE. Mansfield assigne plane guard station astern. Maneuvering to take station.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
1010 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees.
1029 ComSeventFlt, VADM W.F. Bringle, arrived on board. Rendered honors.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1310 ComSeventhFlt departed. Rendered honors.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1830 Received report that Justice, L.A., ABE3, received a laceration on the scalp when struck by a brass flange. Disposition: Treated and released.
1900 Completed flight operations for this date.
1901 cc to 030°
1915 Assumed tactical command of USS Neches (AO-47). Replenishment course and speed is 150°, speed 12 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while assuming station 3000 yards astern of Neches.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as beore.
Late entry: At 1947 Captain assumed the conn.
2000 Commenced approach to port side of Neches.
2012 First line over to starboard. Hollister in life guard station astern.
2020 De Haven commenced approach to starboard side of Neches.
2024 Navigator assumed the conn.
2030 Commenced the transfer of fuel.
2050 De Haven maneuvering to clear starboard side of Neches. Screen commander formed 3C2 screen with De Haven and Hollister in stations 1 and 2, respectively, and Mansfield in life guard station astern.
2112 CDR McCallum assumed the conn.
2147 Executive Officer assumed the conn.
2329 Ceased transfer of fuel.
2343 All lines clear to stbd. Maneuvering to clear port side of Neches.
2349 OOD assumed the conn. Set course 330°, speed 10 kts. Destroyers formed 3C3 screen with De Haven, Hollister and Mansfield in stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
2351 Released Neches to proceed on duties assigned.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Tuesday 5 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  19.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  31.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  16.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  32.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  01.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  32.5' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hollister (DD-788), USS Mansfield (DD-728) and USS De Haven (DD-727) at Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The destroyers are in a 3C3 screen with the De Haven, Hollister and Mansfiel in stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively.
The ship is in a condtion of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDev 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course 330°, speed 10 knots.
0007 Detached Mansfield to proceed on duties assigned. Hollister and De Haven maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, repectively, of a 3C2 screen.
0141 Received draft report after refueling. Draft forward 37' 0", aft 36' 4".
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0546 cc to 130°
0600 De Haven assumed plane guard station astern, distance 2000 yds. Detached Hollister to steam independently.
Commenced flight operations this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0625 Received report that AN S.N Rodger, V-2 Div., splashed soap in left eye. Treated by medical officer and released to duty.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
1012 Received the daily absentee report. No new absentees.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1321 Sighted Russian trawler Gidrofon, bearing 310°, range 20,000 yards at Position 18°  18.5' N, 107°  32.0' E. USS Collett (DD-730) was observing trawler's movements.
1325 Trawler reached CPA, bearing 225°, range 900 yards.
1320 Trawler reached CPA on second approach bearing 205°, Range 700 yards.
1534 Canopy flew off A-7, plane number 314, injuring two personel on flight deck. Medical report to follow.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1625 Received report that ABH2 Don L. Strickland, and AE2 N.D. Hinkle, received injuries when the canopy flew off an A-7 aircraft, number 314. Treatment administered by the medical officer. Disposition: Both men placed on sick list. further details to folow.
1703 Helo #75 lost power and sank 100 yds off the starboard beam.
1705 Helo #39 from USS Oriskany (CVA-34) on the scene to assist in the rescue of the downed helo.
1717 Helo #39 from Oriskany on deck with all crew members of the downed helo. Medical report to follow.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1845 Manned all starboard replenishment stations.
1905 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 330°, set speed 22 knots.
1930 cs to 25 knots.
20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2004 Captain assumed the conn. Assumed tactical command of the USS Mauna Loa (AE-8).
Replenishment course and speed is 140°, 12 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil assuming station 2000 yarrds astern of Mauna Loa.
2030 Released destroyers to proceed independently to stations. De Haven assumed station A-2 ahead. Hollister assumed station as lifeguard astern.
2045 Commenced approact to port side of Mauna Loa.
2055 First line over.
2110 Commenced receiving ammunition.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Wednesday 6 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  17.0' N    By 1&2
λ        107°  43.0' E     By 1&2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  17.6' N    By 2
λ        107°  44.3' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  02.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  56.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) at Yankee Station in accordance with comSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Conducting underway replenishment with USS Mauna Loa (AE-8).
De Haven is in station Alfa, 4000 yards, and Hollister is in life guard station astern.
the ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Replenishment course is 140°, speed 12 knots. CDR Nealon has the conn.
0032 LT Masters assumed the conn.
0100 USS Providence (CLG-6), with ComSeventhFlt embarked, assumed station 4000 yards astern.
0245 Ceased receiving ammunition.
0254 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side of Mauna Loa to proceed independently on duties assigned.
Destroyers formed a 3C2 screen with De Haven and Hollister in stations 1 and 2, respectively.
0302 JOOD assumed the conn.
0321 cs to 25 knots.
0350 cc to 320°
0359 cc to 332°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0550 cc to 090°
0554 cs to 14 knots
0606 cs to 10 knots
0622 cs to 27 knots
0624 cc to 080°
Late entry: 0530 USS Hollister (DD-788) maneuvering to assume plane guard station 2000 yards astern.
0636 Commenced flight operations for this date.
0645 USS De Haven assigned and maneuvering to assume plane guard station 5000 yards astern.
0659 cc to 280°, cs to 22 knots
0717 cs to 25 knots
0730 Mustered crew on stations.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
1000 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1113 ComASWForPac arrived on board.
1133 ComASWForPac departed Ranger.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1431 ComASWForPac arrived on board.
1433 ComASWForPac departed Ranger.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1731 Assumed tactical command of the USS Neches (AO-47).
1745 Manned all starboard refueling stations.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1845 Completed flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while taking station astern Neches.
1849 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
1852 Received draft report prior to receiving fuel. Draft forward 36' 9", aft 34' 11".
1903 On station. Replenishment course 050°, speed 12 knots.
1905 Commenced approach.
1917 On station alongside port side of Neches.
1919 First line over.
1922 CDR Griffith was given the conn.
1935 Commenced receiving fuel.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

Late entry: 1930 USS Hollister (DD-788) alongside starboard side of USS Neches (AO-47).
1935 First line over to Hollister.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2005 USS Hollister (DD-788) completed refueling. Maneuvering to take life guard station astern. USS De Have (DD-727) maneuvering to take station alongside starboard side of USS Neches (AO-47).
2010 De Haven alongside Neches.
2015 First line over to De Haven.
2105 USS De Haven (DD-727) completed refueling. Maneuvering to assume station 280° at 3 miles as assigned by screen commander. USS Hollister (DD-788) assigned and maneuvering to assume station 000° at 3 miles.
2120 Received report that AE3 Willie H. Melton, VF-21, received eye injury while carrying trash. Treatment administered by medical department. Man was issued no duty chit.
2128 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side of USS Neches (AO-47).
2137 The OOD was given the conn. Set course 040°, speed 25 knots.
2142 cc to 230°
2146 cs to 18 knots
2152 cc to 150°
2245 Received draft report following transfer of fuel. Draft forward 37' 0", aft 36' 2".
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Thursday 7 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  07.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  21.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  18.2' N    By 2
λ        107°  31.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  16.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  46.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) at Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hollister is in station 000°T, 3 miles. De Have is in station 280°, 3 miles.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course is 150°, speed 18 knots.
0100 cc to 300°, cs to 11 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0729 Recovered one helicopter.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations.
0737 Launched on helicopter.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

0755 USS De Haven maneuvering to assume station 2SNX. Detached USS Hollister to steam independently.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0805 cc to 040°
0810 Received ship's draft report. Draft forward 36' 10", aft 36' 2".
0811 cs to 8 knots
0843 cc to 045°
0858 cc to 055°
0900 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0901 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0925 Received ship's daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1140 USS Hollister assumed plane guard station astern, distance 3000 yds.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1505 AN M.F. Hillsberry, V-2 Div., received progatone in left eye. He was examined by the medical officer and released to his regular duties.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2050 Received report that AE3 Patrick D. Newfield, struck his head while passing through the hangar bay. Received a 1" laceration on his head. Treatment administered by the medical officer. Four non-suture stitches. Disposition: Returned to his regular duties.
2115 Tail section of E-2A, aircraft #752, fell off upon landing.
2142 Completed flight operations this date. Set course 150°, speed 15 knots. Screen commander established a 3C2 screen with USS Hollister (DD-788) in station 1 and USS De Haven (DD-727) in station 2. Screen axis is 150°.
2224 cc to 205°, cs to 20 knots
2237 cs to 10 knots
2259 cc to 190°
2330 De Haven detached. USS Walke (DD-723) joined screen and was assigned station 2.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Friday 8 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          17°  55.5' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  20.5' E     By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  16.0' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  23.5' E     By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  08.7' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  20.0' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Walke (DD-723) at Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The USS Hollister (DD-788) and the USS Walke (DD-723) are in station 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 screen.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in USS Hollister (DD-788).
Base course is 190°, speed 18 knots.
0102 cc to 290°, cs to 10 knots
                    James A. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0510 cc to 345°
0515 Assumed tactical command of USS Mauna Loa (AE-8), assigned station 090° at 2 miles.
0530 Manned all starboard rearming stations.
0603 cc to 070°
0608 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to take station 2000 yards astern Mauna Loa.
0624 Released the destroyers to proceed independently to lifeguard stations.
0651 Commenced approace to stationon port side of Mauna Loa.
0704 First line over.
0722 Commenced transferring ammunition.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Report to follow.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0801 Ceased transfer of ammunition.
0813 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side of Manuna Loa.
0816 Released Manuna to proceed on duties assigned.
0819 OOD assumed the conn. Set course 000°, speed 10 knots.
0915 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1007 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1030 Walke assumed station 3SNX. Hollister is in station 2SNX.
1049 cc to 080°, cs to 15 knots.
1057 cc to 055°, cs to 12 knots.
1100 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1250 Exchanged calls with USS Philip (DD-498), reporting for duty. Screen commander assumed tactical command of USS Philip.
1320 Screen commander detached USS Philip to ISE.
1400 Walke detached to proceed on duty assigned.
1530 Philip assigned and maneuvering to assume station 3SNX.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2320 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 295°, speed 10 knots. Screen commander established a 3C2 screen with USS Hollister (DD-727) in station 1 and USS Philip (DD-498) in station 2. Destroyers maneuvering to take station.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Saturday 9 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  30.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  18.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  44.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  34.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  25.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  47.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Philip (DD-498) at Yankee Station in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hollister and Philip are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis is 295°.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is C.O. Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course is 295°, speed 10 knots.
0335 cc to 115°
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0418 AN Ralph C. Lelley, V-1 Div., received acute strain of right ankle while working on the flight deck. Treatment administered by medical department. Placed on sick list.
0530 cc to 195°
0546 Assumed tactical command of the USS Hassayampa (AO-145). Hassayampa assigned station 050° at 2 miles.
0645 Manned all starboard refueling stations.
0646 cc to 180°
0702 cc to 030°
0703 cs to 18 knots
0710 cc to 023°
0713 Executive Officer assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil approaching port side of Hassayampa.
0755 First line over to starboard.
Late entry: 0713 Replenishment course 030°, speed 12 knots.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

0755 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0807 Commenced transfer of fuel.
0811 Received draft report prior to refueling. Draft forward 35', aft 36' 6".
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0934 Completed transfer of fuel.
0940 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1003 Hollister commenced her approach to starboard side Hassayampa.
1037 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side Hassayampa.
1040 Hollister maneuvering to clear starboard side Hassayampa.
1044 OOD assumed the conn.
1045 Set course 185°, speed 22 knots. Destroyers maneuvering to form a 3C2 bentline screen with Phillip and Hollister in stations 1 and 2, respectively.
1112 Received dfraft report after refueling. Draft forward 36' 7", aft 36' 10".
1111 cs to 25 knots
1116 Received word that FN M.M. Rowley, suffered an injury to his left thumb while performing his normal duties. He was treated and released on a light duty chit.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

1155 cc to 120°, cs to 22 knots
                    r.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1215 Pursuant to ComNavAirPac Ltr. serial 3500.19C of 9 Dec, LT(jg) James L. Zeller, USNR, left the ship for TAD with ComTaskUnit 77.0.2.
1414 Set HERO Condition 2.
1429 Secured from HERO condition 2.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

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

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1820 FN C.K. Rosewall received sawdust in right eye. Washed by medical officer and returned to duty.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Sunday 10 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  30.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  23.2' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  30.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  23.3' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          17°  39.1' N    By 2
λ        107°  31.5' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Philip (DD-498) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The Hollister and Philip are in plane guard stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is C.O. Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollistering.
Manuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0026 Completed flight operations. Set course 055°, speed 10 knots.
USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Philip (DD-498), by direction of screen commander, maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 screen.
0132 cc to 250°. USS Hollister (DD-788) manuvering to take station 2, USS Philip (DD-498) manuvering to station 1 of the 3C2 screen.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

0601 cc to 185°
0700 Hollister and Philip Maneuvering to stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
0717 Hollister and Philip on station.
0720 cc to 045°
0730 Commenced flight operations for this day. Mustered the crew on stations. Muster report to follow.
0736 cc to 185°, cs to 8 knots
0739 Assumed tactical command of USS Mauna Loa (AE-8). Stationed Mauna Loa 060°, range 1 mile.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0809 cc to 005°
Commenced approach to port side of USS Mauna Loa (AE-8). Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching port side of Mauna Loa. Replenishment course 060°, speed 12 knots.
0829 Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
0840 UnRep delayed due to heavy seas. Ranger maneuvering on various courses and speeds while maintaining station 240°, range 2500 yards from Mauna Loa.
0842 The OOD was given the conn.
0901 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0954 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1130 Formation cc to 170°, speed 14.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1231 Set heavy weather condition 3 with the exception of equipment necessary for underway replenishment.
1351 USS Hollister (DD-788) assumed plane guard station 4000 yards astern.
1358 Formation cc to 160°
1417 cc to 040° to recover 4 aircraft.
1422 cc to 173° to take station on the Mauna Loa 2500 yards astern.
1425 cs to 20 knots
1516 cc to 030°, speed 8 knots cc to 040°
1532 Launched 1 aircraft.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

Late entry: At 1420 assumed tactical command of USS Castor (AKS-1).
1554 cc to 220°, cs to 10 kts
1555 cs to 15 kts
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1600 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching station 2000 yards astern of Castor. Replenishment course 200°, speed 12 kts.
1610 Captain assumed the conn.
1629 Commenced approach to port side of Castor.
1636 First line over to starboard.
1648 Commenced transfer of stores.
1650 Navigator assumed conn.
1719 Executive Officer assumed the conn.
1736 Released Mauna Loa to proceed on duties assigned. Unable to carry out replenishment from Mauna Loa due to heavy weather.
1738 Completed transfer of stores.
1742 All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear port side of Castor.
1746 OOD assumed the conn. Set course 000°, speed 10 kts. Destroyers maneuvering to form 3C2 screen with Hollister and Philip in stations 1 and 2, respectively.
1748 Released Castor to proceed on duties assigned.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1803 USS Hollister assigned and maneuvering to assume station A3 and USS Philip maneuvering to assume station 2SNX.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1942 Received draft report after replenishment. Draft forward 36' 2", aft 36' 2".
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2040 Detached Philip to proceed on duties assigned. Assumed tactical command of USS De Haven (DD-727). De Haven and Hollister assumed stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
2241 cc to 002°
2317 cc to 007°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Monday 11 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  27.2' N    By 2
λ        107°  27.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  27.7' N    By 2
λ        107°  30.6' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  31.5' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  22.3' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
De Haven and Hollister are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course is 007°, speed 10 knots.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0403 cc to 180°
Reoriented 3C2 screen. USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) maneuvering to take stations 1 and 2, respectively.
0617 cc to 050°
USS De Have and USS Hollister maneuvering to take stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
0707 USS Providence (CLG-6) maneuvering to take station on Ranger's port quarter, distance 3000 yards.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0733 Set HERO EmCon Condition II.
0747 Secured from HERO EmCon Condition II.
                    R.W. thompson, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0900 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0952 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1024 VADM Bringle ComSeventhFlt, arrived on board.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

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

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

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2045 Secured from flight operations for this date. Set course 210°, speed 22 knots.
2106 cs to 25 knots
2140 Assumed tactical command of USS Firedrake (AE-14).
2145 cc to 220°. Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
2146 cs to 20 knots
2149 cc to 230°
2153 cc to 000°
USS Hollister assigned and maneuvering to assume station A2 and USS De Haven assigned and maneuvering to assume lifeguard station astern.
2159 cc to 020°
2200 cc to 030°
2202 cc to 040°
2203 cc to 041°
2205 cc to 040°
2206 cc to 038°
2208 cc to 039°
2209 Commenced approach to port side of USS Firedrake. Replenishment course is 040°, speed 12 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching port side of USS Firedrake.
2216 First line over.
2226 Commenced receiving ammunition.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

2329 Assigned De Haven to investigate possible man overboard. Hollister assumed lifeguard station astern.
2330 Received draft report prior to rearming. Draft forward 36' 8", aft 34' 10".
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Tuesday 12 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          17°  20.0' N    By 2
λ        108°  20.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          17°  40.0' N    By 2
λ        108°  04.7' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  34.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  43.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Firedrake (AE-14), USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Ranger is alongside the Firedrake for rearming with the De Haven assigned to investigate a possible man overboard and the Hollister in lifeguard station astern. Replenishment course is 040°, speed 12 knots.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked Hollister.
0027 De Haven reassumed plane guard station astern after investigation. Negative results. Hollister reassumed station A2.
0226 Completed transfer of ammunition. Draft forward 36' 10", aft 35' 0".
0234 All lines clear to starboard.
0238 Maneuvering to clear port side of Firedrake. Set course 167°, speed 22 knots.
Hollister and De Haven maneuvering to assume stations 2 and 1, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
0245 Detached Firedrake to proceed on assigned duties.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0606 cc to 185°
0632 cc to 153°
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0732 cc to 130°, cs to 27 knots
0740 cs to 26 knots
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0802 VADM Bringle ComSeventhFlt departed
0844 cc to 110°
0910 cs to 20 knots, cc to 315°
0915 Detached USS De Haven (DD-727) to proceed independently to UnRep with USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
0920 USS Hollister (DD-788) assigned plane guard station astern.
0940 cs to 25 knots
1021 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

1148 cc to 090°, cs to 16 knots
1156 cs to 18 knots
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1256 Received the report that AN F.C. Hoerman, got JP-5 in both eyes while working on the flight deck. Treatment: Eyes washed out with solution by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duties.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

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

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2114 USS Providence (CLG-6) assumed station astern, 4 miles.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Wednesday 13 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  03.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  22.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  12.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  39.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  35.0' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  51.0' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment scheduel 2nd quarter FY68.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
Base course is 035°, speed 8 knots
Hollister and De Haven are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively. USS Providence (CLG-6) with ComSeventhFlt embarked is in station 3 miles astern.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
0017 Secured from flight operations for this date.
Hollister and De Haven assigned and maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
Set course 035°, speed 8 knots.
0050 cc to 235°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0503 cc to 155°
0524 cs to 12 kts
0527 cc to 180°
0545 Manned all stbd rearming stations.
0611 cc to 115°, cs to 18 kts
0620 Rendezvoused with and assumed tactical command of the USS Mt Katmai (AE-16), bearing 130°, distance 15 miles.
De Haven assumed lifeguard station astern. Hollister detached to rendezvvous with and refuel from the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0741 Commenced approach to port side Mt Katmai. Replenishment course 010°, speed 10 knots.
Received draft report. Draft forward 35' 6", aft 35' 8".
0753 First line over to starboard.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0831 All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear porside of USS Mt Katmai (AE-16) and to take station 1000 yards on her starboard beam.
0900 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0918 Received report that AN P.P. Peterson, V-4 Div., suffered pepper in both eyes. Injury not due to man's own misconduct. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.
0940 On station 1000 yards starboard beam Mt Katmai. Mt Katmai designated guide. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while maintaining station. Base course 065°, speed 8 knots.
Received daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
1005 Commenced ferrying ammunition from Mt Katmai to Ranger via helo.
1040 Received report that AN T.C. Hanson, VF-154, suffered cleaning solvent in left eye. Injury not due to man's own misconduct. Treatment administered by medical officer. Dispostion: Released to duty.
1117 Secured from starboard rearming stations.
1158 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as befoe.
1413 CruDesFlot 11, RADM Kinney, arrived on board.
1532 CruDesFlot 11 departed the ship.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1744 Completed Vertical ammunition replenishment. Released USS Mt Katmai (AE-16) to procede on duty assigned.
1942 Exchanged calls with the Russian merchant Nizhnudensk, bearing 140°, range 5 miles. On route from Vladivostok to unknown destination.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2025 Received report that Allen J. Elder, W Div., suffered silicone grease in both eyes while handling ordinance on forward mess deck. Injury not due to man's own misconduct. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.
2225 Received report that AN Harold B. Wank, V-1 Div., suffered injury of 1" laceration on head after striking head on wing of A-7A. 4 stitches were used on wound. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Thursday 14 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  10.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  13.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  49.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  26.1' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          19°  04.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  32.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd FY68.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations. Base course is 035°, speed 10 knots.
Hollister and De Haven are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
0017 Secured from flight operations. De Haven and Hollister maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Set course 226°, speed 10 knots.
0225 Hollister investigating sonar contact at 075°, 14000 yards from Ranger.
0238 Sonar contact reported as non-submarine. Hollister maneuvering to resume station.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0506 Assumed tactical command of USS Firedrake (AE-14).
0545 cc to 132°
0638 cs to 20 knots
0640 cc to 150°. Assumed tactical command of USS Mt Katmai (AE-16)
0645 cc to 110°
0658 CDR Griffith assumed the conn.
0705 cs to 16 knots
0709 cc to 115°
0713 cc to 026°
Hollister assigned and maneuvering to assume lifeguard station astern. De Haven assigned and maneuvering to assume station A.
0722 cc to 021°
0724 cc to 020°
0729 Commenced approach to port side of Mt Katmai. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while making approach to Mt Katmai. Replenishment course is 020°, speed 10 knots.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Muster report to follow.
0738 Received draft report before receiving ammunition. Draft forward 35' 1", aft 35' 5".
0739 First line over to starboard.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0810 Commenced receiving supplies.
0907 ComSeventhFlt arrived on board.
0917 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side of Mt Katmai. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching the USS Firedrake (AE-14). Replenishment course is 035°, speed 12 kts.
1000 First line over to starboard.
1006 Commenced receiving ammunition.
1020 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
1039 CinCPacFlt arrived on board.
1114 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear portside of Firedrake. Set course 025°, speed 20 kts.
1120 OOD was given the conn. Detached the Firedrake to proceed on assigned duties.
1130 cc to 340°. Hollister and De Haven assumed plane guard stations astern, 2000 yds and 3000 yds, respectively.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1215 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
< 1855 Assumed tactical command of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
1915 Stationed Ponchatoula bearing 200° from Ranger, range 2 miles. Ponchatoula maneuvering to station.
1935 Recieved draft report prior to taking on fuel. Draft forward 34' 3", aft 35' 7".
1955 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 240°, speed 20 knots.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2008 The Executive Officer was given the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) for underway replenishment.
2046 Alongside port side of Ponchatoula. Replenishment course 200°, speed 12 knots.
2051 First line over. USS De Haven (DD-727) making approach to starboard side of Ponchatoula. USS Hollister (DD-788) assumed lifeguard station astern.
2102 De Haven alongside starboard side of Ponchatoula.
2104 Commenced receiving fuel.
2142 De Haven completed transfer of fuel. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of Ponchatoula to assume lifeguard station astern.
Hollister maneuvering to take station on starboard side of Ponchatoula.
2150 Hollister alongside starboard side of Ponchatoula.
2229 Hollister completed transfer of fuel. Hollister maneuvering to clear starboard side of Ponchatoula to assume station as assigned by screen commander.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Friday 15 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  57.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  21.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  56.1' N    By 2
λ        107°  31.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  46.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  50.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788), USS De Haven (DD-727) and USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) conducting operations in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hollister is in station 1 of a 3C2 bentline screen. De Haven is in lifeguard station astern.
The ship is in presently alongside Ponchatoula receiving fuel.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
Base course is 200°T, speed is 12 knots.
0028 cs to 25 knots while maneuvering to clear port side of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
0031 Released Ponchatoula to proceed on duties assigned.
0032 De Haven maneuvering to assume station 2 of a 3C2 bentline screen. Hollister is in station 1.
0035 cs to 10 knots
0100 cc to 090°T
0201 cc to 010°T
0230 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward 37' 1", aft 35' 11".
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0555 De Haven and Hollister maneuvering to assume plane guard stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
0621 cc to 060°, cs to 15 knots
0629 Commenced flight operations. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0826 Received daily draft report. Draft forward 36' 10", aft 36' 2".
0912 Exchanged calls with USS Arlington (AGMR-2), bearing 182°, distance 12 miles.
0943 Received daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
Late entry: 0900 Testes ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1224 Detached USS Hollister (DD-788) for independent steaming.
1245 Vice Commander 7th Air Force arrived on board.
1257 ComSeventhFlt departed the ship.
1305 CinCPacFlt departed the ship.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1642 Vice Commander Seventh Air Force departed Ranger.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

1945 Received the report that AMS2 Ceasar (N) Harris, had an unknown foriegn body in his left eye. Harris was treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
0000 Secured from flight operations for this date. Set course 135°, speed 8 knots.
2018 cc to 155°
Hollister and De Haven maneuvering to stations 1 and 2 of a 3C2 bentline screen.
2040 cc to 160°
2109 cc to 155°
2315 Received the report that AN Joe E. Barnes, dislocated the forefinger of his left hand while working in the laundry. Barnes was treated by the medical officer and placed on the binnacle list.
2330 cc to 253°
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Saturday 16 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  18.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  16.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  55.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  27.7' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  43.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  21.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment scheduel 2nd quarter FY68.
Hollister and De Haven are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 screen.
Base course is 253°, speed 8 knots. Screen axis is base course.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
0223 cc to 195°
0250 cc to 245°
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0525 Assumed tactical command of USS Bellatrix (AF-62) and assigned her station 080°, 2 miles.
0700 cc to 080°
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to take station 2000 yards astern of the Bellatrix.
0708 Captain assumed the conn.
0711 Released the Hollister and the De Haven to proceed to their assigned stations. De Haven maneuvering to lifeguard station astern. Hollister maneuvering to replenishment station.
0734 Commenced approach to port side of Bellatrix.
Late entry: 0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Report to follow.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

Late entries: At 0740 First line over to starboard.
At 0743 Commenced receiving stores.
0744 Hollister commencing approach to starboard side Bellatrix.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0821 Hollister maneuvering to clear starboard side Bellatrix and to assume lifeguard station astern.
De Haven commencing approach to starboard side Bellatrix.
0825 CDR McCallum assumed conn.
0846 Ceased receiving stores. All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side of Bellatrix.
0850 OOD assumed conn. Set course 333°, speed 15 knots.
0900 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0903 cs to 10 knots
0918 De Haven maneuvering to clear starboard side Bellatrix and commencing ISE. Hollister maneuvering to assume station Alfa 2.
0923 Released Bellatrix to proceed on duties assigned.
0953 cs to 14 knots
0955 Received daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
1010 Hollister maneuvering to assume plane guard station 2SNX.
1020 cc to 040°
1023 cs to 22 knots
1028 Commenced flight operations. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1311 Sighted trawler Gidrofon abeam to starboard, distance 5500 yards.
1324 Received report that at 1130 AA G.D. Martin, received an acute backstrain while lifting bombs. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Admitted to ward.
1415 Received report that at 1135 EM1 G.W. Butler, received flash burns to both eyes while working on electrical cable which shorted and cause an arc flash. Accident occurred at 03-99-6-T. Treatment administered by medical officer. Dispostion: Released to regular duties at 1400.
1436 Sighted Russian merchant vessel, the October Revolution, bearing 110°, distance 1¼ mile.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Sunday 17 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  32.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  24.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          19°  01.8' N    By 2
λ        107°  31.3' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  42.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  16.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS De Haven (DD-727) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quaterly employment schedule 2nd quater FY68.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds whil conducting flight operations.
Base course is 050°, speed 18 knots.
Hollister and De Haven are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 92 embarked in Hollister.
0001 Secured from flight operations. De Haven and Hollister maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Set course 228°, speed 10 knots.
0217 cs to 11 knots
0235 Received report of downed Air Force aircraft at 214°, 78 miles.
0244 Hollister and De Haven maneuvering to assume stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively. cc to 040°
0254 cs to 17 knots
0303 Launched 2 combat air patrol aircraft to assist in SAR effort.
0313 cc to 221°
0334 Received report that pilots of Air Force aircraft were rescued.
0342 cc to 070° to recover combat air patrol aircraft. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0420 Recovery complete. Set course 228°, set speed 22 knots.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

0424 cs to 22 knots
0437 cs to 25 knots
0445 Assumed tactical command of USS Frank Knox (DD-742), USS Orleck (DD-886) and USS Thompson (DD-760) and assigned stations 1, 2 and 3, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
0515 Manned all starboard ammunition replenishment stations.
0530 Assumed tactical command of USS Mt Katmai (AE-16).
0535 cs to 20 knots
0537 USS De Haven (DD-727) detached to proceed on duties assigned.
0541 The Navigator was given the conn. cc to 240°
0546 cc to 020°
0550 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching port side of Mt Katmai.
0621 Alongside port side of Mt Katmai. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while maintaining station. Replenishment course 050°, speed 12.
0627 First line over to starboard.
0638 Commenced transfer of ammunition.
0644 USS Thomason (DD-760) assumed screen command. USS Hollister (DD-788) released to proceed on duties assigned.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
0827 USS Frank Knox assumed waiting station astern of Mt Katmai.
0855 Frank Knox commenced approach to starboard side of Mt Katmai.
0858 Manuvering to clear port side of Mt Katmai. cs to 25 knots, cc to 045°
0906 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0913 Screen commander in Thomason assigned the Thomason to plane guard station astern. The Orleck and Frank Knox were released to steam independently within visual range.
0930 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds.
1005 Frank Knox manuvering to clear starboard side of Mt Katmai and proceeding on duties assigned.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1301 Temporarily suspended flight operations. Manuvering at various courses and speeds while assuming station 2000 yards astern Mt Katmai. Replenishment course is 230°, speed 12knots.
1317 Assumed tactical command Mt Katmai.
1319 Captain assumed the conn.
1329 Commenced approach to port side Mt Katmai. Orleck manuvering to assume station A. Thomason maneuvering to assume lifeguard station astern.
1345 First line over to starboard. CDR Nealon assumed the conn.
1357 Commenced transfer of ammunition.
1415 Captain assumed the conn.
1448 Ceased transfer of ammunition. All lines cloear to starboard.
1449 Manuvering to clear port side of Mt Katmai. Thomason and Orleck resuming stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
1452 OOD assumed the conn. Set course 040°, speed 18 knots.
1501 Resumed flight operations. Maneuvering at various courses and speeds.
1514 Temporarily suspended flight operations.
1515 Captain assumed the conn. Commenced approach to port side of Mt Katmai. Replenishment course 230°, speed 12 kts. Orleck and Thomason assumed stations A and L4, respectively.
1539 First line over.
1541 Navigator assumed the conn.
1548 Commenced transfer of ammunition.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1611 Completed receiving ammunition. All lines clear to starboard.
1612 cc to 045°
1615 cs to 16 knots
1618 Released Mt Katmai to proceed on duties assigned.
1630 Recommenced flight operatoins. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2258 Completed flight operations this date. Set base course 120°, speed 10 knots.
2305 USS Thomason (DD-760) and USS Orleck (DD-886) maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Monday 18 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  40.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  12.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          19°  00.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  37.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  48.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  33.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Thomason (DD-760), USS Orleck (DD-886) and the USS Frank Knox (DDR-742). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventh Fleet Quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Thomason and Orleck are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 screen. Screen axis is base course. Frank Knox is presently conducting ISE.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen commander is Commanding Officer Thomason.
Present course is 120°, speed 10 knots.
0031 cc to 247°
0212 cc to 234°
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

0533 cc to 050°
0710 Thomason and Orleck maneuvering to assume stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Muster report to follow.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0814 cs to 18 knots
0817 cs to 20 knots
0820 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0932 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1137 Pursuant to Commanding Officer USS Ranger orders dated 17 Dec 67, AE2 W.J. Gardenhire departed the ship for TAD at NAS Cubi Pt., Phillipines.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1435 Frank Knox, after completeing refueling from Hassayampa, assumed plane guard station 4000 yds astern. Thomason departed plane guard station to refuel from Hassayampa.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1625 Sighted the Alexandria, of Russian nationality, bearing 028°, range 9000 yards.
1653 Sighted the Russian trawler Gidrofon bearing 195°, range 10300 yards. USS Abnaki (ATF-96) in close proximity.
1702 gidrofon and Abnaki passed close aboard to port.
1705 cc to 235°.
Late entry: At 1600 cc to 205°, speed 22 kts.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1945 Assumed tactical command of USS Hassayampa (AO-148) assigned to remain with three miles of this unit.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 Manned all stbd refueling stations.
2136 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 240°, speed 25 knots.
2157 Commenced approach to port side Hassayampa. Maneuvering on various courses and speed while approaching the Hassayampa. Replenishment course 200°, speed 12 knots.
Orleck and Thomason assumed stations 1 and 2 of a 3C2 bentline screen. Knox assumed lifeguard station astern.
2233 First line over to starboard. Draft forward 34' 3", aft 35' 11".
2250 Commenced refueling.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Tuesday 19 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  00.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  41.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  19.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  43.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  13.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  48.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Orleck (DD-886), USS Thomason (DD-760), USS Frank Knox (DDR-742) and the USS Hassayampa (AO-145). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while replenishing from the Hassayampa. Orleck and Thomason are in stations 1 and 2 of a 3C2 bentline screen. Frank Knox is in lifeguard station 1000 yards astern.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger. Screen Commander is Commanding Officer Thomason.
Base course is 200°, speed 12 knots.
0015 Detached Thomason to proceed on duties assigned. Frank Knox assigned as screen commander. Orleck assumed station 4000 yards ahead.
0149 Feuling completed.
0155 All lines and hoses clear. Maneuvering to clear port side of Hassayampa.
0204 Clear of Hassayampa, course 200°, speed 10 knots.
0235 Orleck and Frank Knox maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, 3C2 bentline screen.
0300 cc to 290°
0301 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward 35' 9", aft 35' 1".
0356 cc to 090°
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0435 cs to 25 knots
0445 cc to 100°
0535 cc to 160°
0543 Commanding Officer assumed the conn. cc to 120°
0537 cc to 060°
0601 cs to 15 knots
0604 USS Frank Knox (DDR-742) and USS Orleck (DD-886) maneuvering to take stations B-1 and B-2 astern, respectively.
0620 Assumed tactical command of the USS Mt Baker (AE-4).
0633 cc to 358°
0637 cs to 20 knots
0709 cs to 10 knots
0711 cc to 010°
0715 cc to 005°
0721 cc to 330°
0725 Navigator was given the conn.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0735 USS Frank Knox and USS Orleck maneuvering to take stations 2SNX and 3SNX respectively.
0737 cs to 27 knots
0739 Commanding Officer assumed the conn. cc to 290°.
0748 cc to 190°
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

0756 cs to 23 knots. OOD was given the conn.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0801 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0812 Commenced receiving ammunition by VertRep from Mt Baker.
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarm. Test satisfactory.
1030 Received daily absentee report. No new absentee or deletions.
1045 Manned all starboard AE replenishment stations.
1107 Received report that FN Q.I. Litikis, received 1st and 2nd degree burns to his left foot. Treament administered by medical officer. Disposition: Placed on binnacle list.
1147 Commanding Officer assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while taking station 1000 yards astern of Mt Baker.
1152 On station, commenced approach to port side of Mt Baker. Romeo Corpen 315°, speed 12 knots.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1201 On station along port side Mt Baker.
1206 First line over. Detached Knox to proceed on duty assigned. Assumed tactical command of USS Hamner (DD-718). Assigned Hamner to station 2SNX.
1208 Executive Officer was given the conn.
1213 Commenced transfer of ammunition.
                    J.A. Lister LT(jg), USNR

1306 Completed transfer of ammunition.
1307 All lines clear to starboard.
1308 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to clear port side of Mt Baker.
1309 Set course 305°, 20 knots. Draft report following UnRep: Forward 37' 0", aft 36' 0".
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

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

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

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2058 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 100°, speed 10 knots.
Hamner and Orleck maneuvering to assume stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 screen.
2250 cc to 107°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Wednesday 20 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  21.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  10.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  43.1' N    By 2
λ        107°  27.6' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  13.0' N    By 2&4
λ        107°  48.0' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hamner (DD-718) and the USS Orleck (DD-886). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
The Hamner and Orleck are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis is base course.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is Commanding Officer Hamner.
Base Course is 107°, speed 10 kts.
0001 cc to 234°
0217 cc to 221°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0408 Assumed tactical command of the Mt Katmai (AE-16). Assigned Mt Katmai station 050°, distance 3000 yds.
0545 Manned all stbd rearming stations.
0558 cc to 090°
0612 Hamner and Orleck assigned lifeguard stations astern 2000 yds and 4000 ydes, respectively.
Mt Katmai assigned station 000°, distance 3000 yds.
0633 cc to 350°, cs to 12 kts
Commenced approach to port side Mt Katmai. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching the Mt Katmai. Replenishment course 350°, speed 12 kts.
0705 First line over to starboard.
0708 Commenced receiving ammunition.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0814 CDR Hrimmel was given the conn.
1010 CDR Doan was given the conn.
Received daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
1022 Completed transfering ammunition.
1025 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering on various courses to clear port side of Mt Katmai.
1029 Secured all stbd rearming stations. cc to 340°
1030 Hamner and Orleck maneuvering to take planeguard stations astern 2000 yds and 3000 yds, respectively.
1033 cc to 350°
1034 cc to 110°
1037 OOD was given the conn.
1039 cs to 20 kts
1130 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1258 Received the report that ADJ3 D.C. Medler, Jr., received foreign matter in his right eye while cleaning aircraft. Medler was treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
1341 Sighted Chinese national fishing boat, junk type, bearing 172°, 1000 yards.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    A.J. Summa, LT(jg), USN

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

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2242 Completed flight operations for this date. Destroyers maneuvering to assume 3C2 bentline screen with Orleck and Hamner in stations 1 and 2 respectively.
Base course is 140°, speed 8 kts.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Thursday 21 December 1967
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  34.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  42.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  53.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  03.4' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  07.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  01.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hamner (DD-718) and USS Orleck (DD-886). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Orleck and Hamner are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis is base course.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Hamner.
Base course is 140°, speed 8 knots.
0000 cc to 240°
0046 cc to 255°
0115 cc to 075°
0119 cs to 15 knots
0126 cc to 290°
0127 cs to 8 knots
0326 cc to 035°
0330 Received report of a Class C fire in compartment 2-241-1-A. Called away the fire squad.
0340 Secured from fire quarters. No material damage reported.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

0348 cs to 10 kntos
0357 cs to 7 knots
                    K.R. Mastreandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as befoe.
0608 cc to 110°
0622 cc to 043°
0652 cc to 110°
0653 cs to 12 kts
0702 cc to 043°, cs to 7 kts
0724 cc to 220°
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
0723 cc to 340°, cs to 20 kts
0737 cs to 25 kts
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0743 Received daily draft report. Draft forward 35' 9", aft 35' 9".
0821 cs to 8 knots
0830 Released the screen to maneuver as necessary for best reception of the Bob Hope Christmas show being transmitted from Ranger on KRAN TV.
0837 cc to 030°, cs to 5 knots
0847 cs to 15 knots
0858 cc to 000°
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0925 Received daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
0940 cs to 5 knots
1010 cc to 240°, cs to 8 knots
1023 cs to 12 knots
1045 cs to 10 knots
1100 cc to 260°
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1232 cc to 090°
1336 cs to 060°
1340 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1705 Assumed tactical command of USS Cacapon (AO-52).
1709 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 160°, speed 18 knots.
1719 CDR Griffith assumed the conn. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds while maneuvering to station 4000 yards astern of Cacapon.
1729 On station 2000 yards astern of Cacapon. Commenced approach to port side Cacapon.
Late entries: 1749 Alongside port side of USS Cacapon (AO-52). Replenishment course 120°, speed 12 knots.
1751 First line over to starboard.
1757 USS Orleck (DD-886) alongside starboard side of Cacapon. USS Hamner (DD-718) assumed life guard station astern.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1800 Commenced receiving fuel.
1840 USS Orleck (DD-886) maneuvering to clear starboard side of USS Cacapon (AO-52) to assume lifeguard station astern.
1842 Received draft report prior to transfer of fuel. Draft forward 35' 10", aft 35' 6".
1851 USS Hamner (DD-718) alongside starboard side of Cacapon.
1915 Orleck detached to proceed on duties assigned.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2000 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to clear port side of Cacapon. Hamner maneuvering to assume station 180°R at 1 mile.
2014 cs to 8 knots
2016 cc to 230°
2052 cc to 160°
2100 Received draft report after refueling. Draft forward 37' 3", aft 35' 9", mean draft 36' 6".
2110 cc to 320°
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Friday 22 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  53.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  25.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  41.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  24.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  26.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  41.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hamner (DD-718). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hamner is in station 2SNX.
Ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger (CVA-61).
Base course is 320°, speed 8 knots.
0126 cc to to 300°
0130 cs to 12 knots
0145 cc to 320°
0158 cs to 8 knots
0236 Received injury report. At 0205 ABHAN W.G. Sheridan, suffered a wire in left eye while working in spud locker. Disposition: Treatment administered by medical officer and released to duty at 0235.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0500 cc to 140°
0606 cc to 350°
0700 cc to 090°
0711 cc to 180°
0724 cc to 105°
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

0757 cc to 180°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0900 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1016 cc to 000°
1029 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1044 Assumed tactical command of the USS Orleck (DD-886). Assigned Orleck plane guard stations astern, distance 3000 yds.
1103 cc to 350°
1118 cc to 335°
1132 cc to 140°
1150 cs to 25 knots
1155 cs to 22 knots
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

1158 cc to 145°
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1431 Received report downed A-7A aircraft, side number 313, in the vicinity of 20° 44' N, 106° 50' E. Pilot has ejected. North SAR helo #73 conducting search. Aircraft was piloted by LCDR James Hickerson, USN. LCDR Hickerson's aircraft was hit by a SAM. He was captured and spent 5 years in the North Vietnamese prison system. He was released on 14 Mar 73.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.                     A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Saturday 23 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  21.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  05.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  47.2' N    By 2
λ        106°  58.6' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  28.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  34.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hamner (DD-718) and USS Orleck (DD-886). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hamner and Orleck are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectfully, astern.
The ship is in conditon of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger.
Base course is 135°, speed 8 knots.
0009 Completed flight operations for this date.
0013 Hamner and Orleck maneuvering to take stations 1 and 2, respectfully, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis is base course.
0130 cc to 250°
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0445 cs to 12 kts
0501 Exchanged calls with USS Mt Katmai (AE-16), bearing 245°, range 18 miles. cs to 8 kts.
0536 Assumed tactical command of Mt Katmai. Assigned station 100°, range 2 miles.
0617 cc to and reoriented screen axis to 030°.
0630 Changed formation course to 150°.
0635 Orleck maneuvering to assume station 2SNX.
0644 Commenced launching helos.
0650 Hamner released to proceed on duties assigned.
0711 Mt Katmai maneuvering to assume station 340°, range 2 miles.
0729 Executive officer assumed the conn. cc to 340°, cs to 18 kts.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Muster report to follow.
Commenced maneuvering to take station 2000 yards astern of Mt Katmai prior to commencing approach for replenishment. Replenishment course 340°, speed 12 kts. Orleck is in lifeguard station astern.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

0753 cc to 340°
0745 cc to 341°
0755 Commenced approach to port side of USS Mt Katmai (AE-16). Replenishment course is 340°, speed 12 knots. Maneuvering on various course and speeds while making approach to port side of Mt Katmai.
0759 Received draft report before taking on ammunition. Draft forward 36' 9", aft 35' 7".
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0802 First line over to starboard.
0811 Commenced receiving ammunition.
0932 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1019 Completed transfer of ammunition.
1044 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear port side Mt Katmai.
1047 OOD was given the conn. Set course 155°, speed 10 knots.
1126 cc to 100°, cs to 15 knots
Late entry: At 11 Mt Katmai released to proceed on duties assigned.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

1141 cc to 150°
1153 cs to 18 kts
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1215 Assigned Orleck to scree Russian trawler bearing 085°, distance 500 yds.
1304 Man overboard port side.
1313 Man overboard recovered by Ranger helo #5.
1315 Received report that man overboard was escaped brig prisoner AR K.W. Kruse, VF-21. Kruse was taken to Sick Bay.
1500 Assigned planeguard station astern, distance 3000 yds.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1710 Received report of injury to AO2 William J. Gill. Received JP-5 in both eyes. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Returned to duty.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Sunday 24 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  06.0' N      By 2
λ        107°  24.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  30.0' N      By 2
λ        107°  35.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  21.5' N      By 2
λ        107°  35.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hamner (DD-718) and USS Orleck (DD-886). Operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Hamner and Orleck are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX respectively.
The ship is in conditon of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Hamner (DD-718). Ranger is guide. Presently maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
Base course 140°, speed 25 knots.
0001 ComCarDiv 5 (CTF 77) aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) assumed Yankee Station commander (CTG 77.0).
0032 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 145°, speed 22 knots.
0033 cs to 10 knots
0036 cc to 265°
0054 Received report of fire in 3-49-2-Q, #5 bomb elevator.
0055 Received report that Class C fire in #5 bomb elevator was out.
0118 Received report from medical department that PTAN E.A. Arnholm, OP Div., received conjunctual abrasions as a result of wearing contact lenses. Arnholm was treated by medical officer and placed on sick list.
0245 Hamner and Orleck maneuvering to assume stations 2 and 1, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
0300 Hamner and Orleck on station.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0456 Received report of a Class A fire in compartment 03-99-16-L. Called away the fire squad.
0520 Secured from fire quarters.
0603 Assumed tactical command of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) and directed her to steer course 070°, speed 12 knots.
USS Orleck and USS Hamner maneuvering to take stations 2SNX and 3SNX respectfully.
0605 Manuvering on various courses and speeds to assume station 2000 yards astern Ponchatoula.
0622 Captain assumed the conn.
0622 Released destroyers to proceed independently to stations. Hamner manuvering to take life guard station astern. Orleck manuvering to proceed to starboard side ponchatoula.
0706 Received daily report. Draft forward 35' 10", aft 35' 8".
0711 First line over.
0722 Commenced transfer of fuel.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0810 Orleck maneuvering to clear starboard side Ponchatoula, assuming life guard station astern.
0815 Hamner commencing approach to starboard side Ponchatoula.
0840 Ceased transfer of fuel.
0849 CDR Nealon assumed conn.
0858 Hamner maneuvering to clear starboard side Ponchatoula and to assume station 3SNX.
0906 all lines clear to starboard.
0907 Maneuvering to clear port side Ponchatoula. Orleck maneuvering to assume station 2SNX.
0911 Set course 335°, speed 10 kts.
0913 OOD assumed conn.
0914 Released Ponchatoula to proceed on duties assigned.
0916 Received report that on 23 Dec 67 at 1900 SN Victor M. Gonzales suffered possible skull fracture. X-rays found negative. Treatment administered by medical officer. Injury not due to his own misconduct. Admitted to binnacle list.
0930 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
0950 Received daily muster report. No new absentees.
0954 cc to 090°
1017 cc to 300°
1026 cs to 20 knots
1040 cc to 060°
1044 cs to 10 knots
1045 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1119 RADM Cousins, ComCarDiv 5, arrived on board for official visit.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1222 Major General U.S. Air Force departed.
1434 ComTaskFor 77 departed.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

1719 Completed flight operations this date. Set course 050°, speed 8 knots.
1751 cc to 250°, cs to 10 knots
1755 cs to 20 knots
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1818 cc to 270°
1842 cc to 170°
1848 cc to 185°
1857 Received report of possible injury. FN P.T. Dayton, A Div., received injury in left eye. Treatment administered by medical officer. No foreign objects found. Disposition: Released to duty.
1912 cs to 8 knots
1928 Orleck and Hamner maneuvering to take stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis is base course.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2101 cc to 355°
Hamner and Orleck maneuvering to takes 1 and 2 respectively of a 3C2 screen. Screen axis 355°
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Monday 25 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  35.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  33.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  23.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  43.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          18°  12.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  36.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Hamner (DD-718) and USS Orleck (DD-886) operating in the Gulf of Tonkin in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quaterly employment schedule 2nd quater FY68.
Hamner and Orleck are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Hamner (DD-718). Ranger is guide.
Base course 355°, speed 8 knots
0128 Man overboard port side reported by AN D.R. Arends, V-2 Div., USN. Eyewitness AN J.A. Cummings, V-2 Div.
0145 Man taken aboard Hamner. Man overboard reported to be ABH1 John A. Bartley, V-2 Div.
0152 cc to 040°. Launched E-2A.
0155 cc to 150°
0310 Secured from man overboard. Assigned destroyers to original stations.
0315 cc to 210°
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0546 cc to 095°
0552 cs to 23 knots
0600 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0630 USS Black (DD-666) reported for duty. Proceeding to station 3SNX as assigned by screen commander.
0638 USS Orleck (DD-886) detached to proceed on duties assigned.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0825 ABH1 John A. Bartley, V-2 Div., was returned on board from USS Hamner (DD-718).
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1354 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 140°, speed 8 knots.
1359 USS Hamner released for ISE. USS Black maneuvering to assume station 2SNX.
1416 Maneuvering on various courses while adjusting magnetic compass.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

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

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
Detached USS Black (DD-666) to refuel with the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
Assumed tactical command of and assigned USS Hamner (DD-718) to plane guard station astern, distance 2000 yds.
1924 cc to 180°
1944 cc to 330°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

Late entries: 1618 Completed maneuvering on various courses while calibrating magnetic compass. Set course 340°.
1712 cc to 220°
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2042 cs to 10 knots
2159 cc to 215°
2310 USS Black (DD-666) assumed plane guard station astern, 3000 yards.
2336 cc to 337°
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Tuesday 26 December 1967
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  26.5' N    By 2
λ        107°  38.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  24.3' N    By 2
λ        107°  37.1' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          17°  45.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  38.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hamner (DD-718) and the USS Black (DD-666). Operating in the Tonkin Gulf in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
USS Hamner and USS Black are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX respectively.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Hamner.
0043 cc to 170°
0044 Received report of a JP-5 leak in compartment 3-69-0-T.
0045 cs to 24 knots
0100 Commenced flight operations on this date. Manuvering various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0104 Sighted Russian trawler Gidrofon, bearing 143°, range 19000 yards.
0111 CPA on Gidrofon 085°, 2200 yards.
0312 Received report that the JP-5 leak in compartment 3-69-0-T was due to an open recirculating valve.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0847 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1047 Received report that SN William L. Jones, 2ndDiv., suffered a pulled muscle in the back. Treatment administered by medical department. Placed on sick list.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1239 Assumed tactical command of USS Mt Vesuvius (AE-15). Directed her to steer course 170°, speed 15 knots.
1330 Completed flight operations for this date and commenced manuvering on various courses and speeds to take station 3000 yards astern Vesuvius.
1335 CDR Nealon assumed the conn.
1336 Released destroyers to proceed to replenishment stations. Hamner manuvering to take lifeguard station 2000 yards astern. Black manuvering to take lifeguard station 4000 yards astern.
1341 Commenced approach to port side of Vesuvius.
1356 First line over.
1358 Commenced transfer of ammunition.
1519 Hamner released to proceed ISE. Black manuvering to take lifeguard station 2000 yards astern.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1626 Completed transferrin ammunition.
1628 All lines clear. Maneuvering to clear port side of USS Mt Vesuvius.
1630 Clear of USS Mt Vesuvius. Set course 350.
1631 cs to 8 knots
1633 Released Mt Vesuvius to proceed to assigned duties.
1654 Maneuvering on various courses while checking for residual error of magnetic compass.
1740 Ceased maneuvering on various courses. Set course 350°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

1757 cc to 345°, cs to 12 knots
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1827 cc to 160°
1849 cc to 165°
1855 cc to 170°
1858 cc to 175°
1927 cs to 8 knots
1938 cc to 300, cs to 20 knots
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 Received report that FN John E. Cotter, B Div., suffered 2nd degree burns on his right foot and ankle. Treatment administered by medical officer. He was admitted to side bay.
2033 cc to 355°, cs to 15 kts
2043 Received report that AN Gary D. Martin, VA-147, received 1st and 2nd degree burns to face and right hand while cleaning a MAV-9 ejector. The container exploded when his digarette was dropped inside. Treatment administered by medical officer. Martin was admitted to Sick Bay.
USS Hamner (DD-718) assumed plane guard station astern, distance 3000 yards.
2216 cc to 315°.
2241 cc to 300°
2253 cs to 18 kts
2323 cc to 020°, cs to 22 kts
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -9H Date: Wednesday 27 December 1967
At Yankee Station
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          18°  37.0' N    By 2
λ        107°  29.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          18°  32.7' N    By 2
λ        107°  48.0' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          17°  30.0' N    By 2
λ        109°  04.0' E     By 2
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Hamner (DD-718) and the USS Black (DD-666). Operating in the Tonkin Gulf in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
USS Black and USS Hamner are in stations 2SNX and 3SNX, respectively.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Hamner.
0037 cc to 135°
0039 cs to 12 knots
0045 Commenced flight operations on this date. Manuvering various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0306 Assumed tactical command of the USS Perkins (DD-877). Assigned her screen commander, assigned station 3SNX. Detached USS Hamner (DD-718) to proceed on Duties assigned.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0900 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1021 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1237 Assumed tactical command of the USS Zelima (AF-49).
1245 Manned all starboard stores replenishment stations.
1310 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 330°, speed 22 knots.
1322 The Commanding Officer assumed the conn. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching the port side of USS Zelima (AF-49).
1345 USS Perkins (DD-877) maneuvering to take station alongside starboard side of USS Zelima (AF-49).
1349 Alongside port side of USS Zelima (AF-49). Replenishment course 130°, speed 12 knots.
1354 First line over to starboard.
1355 USS Perkins (DD-877) alongside starboard side of USS Zelima (AF-49).
1411 Assumed tactical command of the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148), bearing 130°, range 2000 yards.
1438 USS Perkins (DD-877) maneuvering to clear starboard side of USS Zelima (AF-49) and take station alongside starboard side of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
1445 Manned all starboard refueling stations.
1455 USS Perkins (DD-877) alongside starboard side of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
1536 USS Perkins (DD-877) maneuvering to clear starboard side of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148) and assume lifeguard station astern of Ranger.
USS Black (DD-666) maneuvering to assume station alongside starboard side of USS Ponchatoula (AO-148).
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Black commenced approach to starboard side of Ponchatoula.
1552 All lines clear to starboard. Manuvering to clear port side of Zelima.
1557 Released Zelima to proceed on duties assigned.
1558 Commenced approach to port side Ponchatoula.
1615 First line over.
1628 Commenced transfer of fuel.
1638 Black manuvering to clear starboard side of Ponchatoula.
1645 Black proceeding to station A-2 assigned by screen commander embarked on Perkins.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1818 DC3 James F. Bronson, received a ½" laceration on the left knee. Admitted to Sick Bay.
1835 Completed fueling.
1843 All lines clear to starboard. Maneuvering to clear starboard side of USS Ponchatoula.
1845 Clear of USS Ponchatoula. USS Black and USS Perkins maneuvering to take stations 1 and 2, respectively, in 3C2 bentline screen. Screen axis 130°. Set course 123°.
1850 Released USS Ponchatoula to proceed on duties assigned. cs to 20 knots.
1854 cc to 130°
1908 cs to 25 knots
1920 cc to 090°
1943 cs to 22 kts
Late entry: At 1920 reoriented screen axis to 090°.
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2006 cs to 25 knots
2015 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward 38' 0", aft 35' 0".
2201 Exchanged calls with USS Annapolis (AGMR-1), bearing 021°, range 14 miles.
2314 Exchanged calls with USS Castor (AKS-1), bearing 067°, range 11 miles.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Thursday 28 December 1967
Passage from Yankee Station to Subic Bay, Philippines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L          17°  24.5' N    By 2&4
λ        113°  52.0' E     By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L          17°  24.8' N    By 2
λ        115°  25.5' E     By 2
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L          16°  21.0' N    By 2&4
λ        117°  30.0' E     By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Black (DD-666) and the USS Perkins (DDR-877) enroute from Yankee Station to Subic Bay, Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Black and Perkins are in stations 1 and 2 of a 3C2 bentline screen, respectively.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Perkins.
Screen axis and base course is 090°, speed 25 knots.
0002 cs to 22 knots
0019 cs to 25 knots
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0430 cs to 22 knots
0456 cs to 25 knots
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow. Exercised the crew at General Quarters and Operation Crewcut.
0733 Set Material Condition Zebra.
                    A.J. Eikren, LT(jg), USNR
08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0852 Set Material Condition Yoke.
0901 Secured from General Quarters.
0902 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Report to follow.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

0918 Test of the general, chemical and collision alarms report satisfactory.
1000 Secured from Operation Crewcut.
1100 USS Perkins (DDR-877) maneuvering to tak station 2SNX.
1142 cs to 10 knots, cc to 060°.
1145 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses andspeeds while conducting flight operations.
                    R.W. Thompson, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1446 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 125°, speed 20 knots.
Black and Perkins maneuvering to stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
                    J.A. Lister, LT(jg), USNR

Late entry: 1500 The Commanding Officer exercised his power at non-judicial mast.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
                    James L. Zeller, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1741 cs to 22 knots
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2148 cs to 20 knots
2205 cc to and reoriented screen axis to 123°
                    R.H. Halsey, LT(jg), USN
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Friday 29 December 1967
Passage from Yankee Station to Subic Bay, 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 Black (DD-666) and USS Perkins (DDR-877) enroute from Yankee Station to Subic Bay, Philippines in accordance with ComSeventhFlt quarterly employment schedule 2nd quarter FY68.
Black and Perkins are in stations 1 and 2, respectively, of a 3C2 bentline screen.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is ComCarDiv 3 embarked in Ranger. OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is Commanding Officer USS Perkins.
Screen axis and base course is 123°, speed 20 knots.
0130 cc to 120°
0329 Sighted Capones Island Lighthouse bearing 095°, range 26 miles.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR

0359 cc to 124°
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0410 Received report that AA R.D. Sorenson, V-1 Div., received acute conjunctivitis chemical (soap) in both eyes. Treatment adminsitered by medical officer, admitted to Sick Bay.
0500 cc to 090°, cs to 20 kts
0501 Received report that AN J.J. DeMartino, V-1 Div., received acute conjunctivitis chemical (soap) in both eyes. Treatment administered by medical officer, admitted to sick list.
0513 Assigned Black and Perkins to proceed to stations ahead 2000 and 4000 yds, respectively.
0516 cc to 095°
0525 Detached Black and Perkins to proceed to port independently.
0545 Set the special sea and anchor detail.
                    K.R. Mastrandrea, LT(jg), USNR

0600 Received draft report prior to entering port. Draft forward 35' 4", aft 36' 10".
0607 cc to 015°
0628 cc to 014°
0633 Passed Sueste Point Light abeam toport, distance 22 yards.
0638 cc to 015°
0645 Passed Grande Island Light abeam to starboard, distance 1190 yards.
0654 Harbor pilot, Captain Hersham, arrived on the bridge.
0655 Harbor pilot was given the conn.
0704 Passed buoy #6 abeam to starboard.
0712 Passed buoy Alpha abeam to port.
0716 Passed buoy #8 abeam to starboard.
0745 First line over to starboard. Moored starboard side to Leyte Pier, NAS Cubi Point, Republic of the Philippines.
0753 OOD shifted his watch from the Navigation Bridge to the Quarter Deck.
                    D.R. Masters, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0815 Harbor pilot departed.
0830 Special sea and anchor detail secured.
1028 USS Lowe (DER-325) standing out of harbor.
Late entry: 1021 No. 4A boiler lit off.
1048 USS Mt McCunely (AGC-7) standing out of harbor.
1104 Commenced receiving NFSO on station #3.
                    W.R. Sechler, LT, USN

1150 USS Coontz (DLG-9) standing into pier 2A and 3A.
                    W.R. Sechler, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1214 Secoured 1A, 3A and 3B boilers.
1347 USS Tillamook (ATA-192) standing into pier Lava 8.
1406 Secured from pumping of NSFO on station #3.
1500 Ens. D.A. Denby, USNR, left the ship for TAD with EOD team, NAVMAG, Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
                    R.N Bergeron, Ens., USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1635 Pursuant to orders of the Commanding Officer, LCDR G.R. Vezina, left the ship for the Armed Forces Police Headquarters, U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay, R.P. for TAD as shore patrol officer.
                    W.W. Wheeler, Jr., LT, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
                    D.W. Kohli, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
                    S.T. Ambrose, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Saturday 30 December 1967
At Subic Bay, Republic 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, NAS Cubi Point, Republic of the Philippines with 12 standard mooring lines and 3 storm pendants. Receiving miscellaneious services from the pier.
Ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present are USS Dewey (DLG-14), USS Cone (DD-866), USS Owens (DD-776), USS Orleck (DD-886), USS Johnston (DD-821), USS Finch (DD-328), USS Black (DD-666), USS Perkins (DD-877), and various other untis of the US Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is RADM Wienel, ComCarDiv 3, embarked in this vessel.
0030 Received report that SH3 Herman L. Shirley, S-3 Div., and Robert L. Mask, VA-165, were returned aboard by Shore Patrol at 2330 28 Dec 67 suffering from possible drug ingestion. Treatment administered by medical officer. Disposition: Admitted to Sick Bay.
0135 LCDR G.R. Vezina returned onboard from TAD with Armed Forces Plice Headquarters, U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay, Philippines.
0230 Received report that SN Robert F. Goodwin, CS Div., suffered laceration of forehead above right eye. Treatment administered by medical department. Disposition: Placed on binnacle list.
0255 Received report that AA James H. Chee, VA-22, suffered lacerations on face and a chipped tooth. Treatment administered by medical department. Disposition: Placed on binnacl list. Full report to follow.
                    C.J. Nowling, WO-1, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
                    A. Johnson, WO-4, USN

Late entry: 0745 USS Finch (DDR-328) standing out of the harbor.
                    R.J. Burkhardt, Ens., USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0800 USS Rowan (DD-782) standing into the harbor.
0920 Commenced onload of ammunition.
1000 Tested the ship's general and chemical alarms. Test satisfactory.
1012 Completed onload of ammunition.
1020 Received daily absentee report. New absentees: 6; No deletions.
                    R.J. Burkhardt, Ens., USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1220 USS Taluga (AO-62) moved from anchorage to Lava Pier.
1310 USS Mt Katmai (AE-16) stood into harbor.
1330 Commenced RVAH-6 Change of Command ceremonies in Hangar Bay 1. CDR C.C. Smith is relieving CDR W.S. Thompson.
1400 Secured from Change of Command ceremonies.
                    EA. Kay, LT(jg), USNR

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

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

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
                    J.M. Boylan, LT(jg), USNR
USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone -8H Date: Sunday 31 December 1967
At Subic Bay, Republic 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, NAS Cubi Point, Republic of the Philippines with 12 standard mooring lines and 3 storm pendants. Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present are USS Dewey (DLG-14), USS Cone (DD-866), USS Owens (DD-766) and various other units of the US Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComNavBase Subic Bay, embarked at NavSta Subic Bay.
0015 Received report that EM2 Simon Subirias, Jr., E-2 Div., suffered a fracture and dislocation of right elbow. X-reays were taken aboard and Subirias was sent to US Naval Hospital Cubi Point for treatment.
0153 LCDR E.J. Rice, USNR, returned to Ranger having completed TAD as Shore Patrol Officer with the Armed Forces Police, US NavBas Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines.
                    R.C. Christiansen, CWO2, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0711 USS Park County (LST-1077) stood into the harbor.
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.
                    J.A. Posey, CWO2, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
                    L.F. Humes, Ens., USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
Received daily absentee report. New absentees: 2; Deletions: 2.
                    C.D. Heaton, Ens., USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1630 Pursuant to the orders of the Commanding Officer, LCDR L.R. Sale and LT B.E. Stanley left the ship to report to Senior Shore Patrol Officer, U.S. NavBase Subic Bay, R.P. for TAD.
1730 Set Material Condition Yoke.
                    J.F. Lydon, CWO4, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
1920 Received report that AN S.K. Zimmerman fell on some coral cutting his ear while at Dungaree Beach. Disposition: Treated by medical and released.
                    W.C. Peterson, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2130 Received the report that ABF1 Lee Webster and AE3 Dennis P. Benedict were being held by base security for violation of article 0625, U.S. Navy Regulations. Further reports to follow.
                    R.C. Nell, Ens., USNR