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USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Wednesday 1 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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00-04 hours
Moored starboad side to Pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants and single wires fore and aft.
The port anchor is veered out to the water's edge for painting.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readines IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Graffias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is RADM W.H. Groverman, ComWestSeaFron, embarked in Treasure Island.

          William D. Vail, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          Allan K. Yon, Ens., USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
Late entry: 0745 mustered the crew at quarters. Absentee report to follow. 6 new absentees. 1 deletion.
0900 Divers entered the water at this time.
1055 Divers secured.

          B.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1255 Commenced transfer of NSFO at Sponson #2.
1400 USS Canberra (CA-70) stood into the harbor.
1503 Held fire drill.
1516 Secured from fire quarters.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1605 Commenced receiving JP-5 at Sponson #8.
1705 Completed loading NSFO at Sponson #2.

          C.J. Nowling, Ens., USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2125 Completed transfer of JP-5 at Sponson #3.
2212 Received injury report on De Jesus, J.A., FA, caused by fighting. Diagnosis: Bruise left side of face. Disposition: Treated and returned to duty.

          G.R. Brown, LT, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Thursday 2 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants and single wires fore and aft.
The port anchor is veered out to the water's edge for painting.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readines IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Graffias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is RADM W.H. Groverman, ComWestSeaFron, embarked in Treasure Island.
0210 Received injury report on M.J. Hill, FN, who tripped and fell from ship's ladder. Diagnosis: Possible fracture of both elbows. Disposition: Transfer to NAS Alameda dispensary.

          G.R. Brown, LT, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          C.J. Nowling, Ens., USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0943 Received ships draft report: Draft forward 35'6", Draft aft 36'6".
0945 Divers commenced working at frame 49 portside.
1000 Tested ship's alarms from Deckhouse Number Four. Test satisfactory.
1106 Received ships daily absentee report. 6 new absentees. 7 deletions.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          J.T. Hickey, Ens., USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before
1630 Held fire drill.
1645 Secured from fire quarters.
18-20 hours
Moored as befoe.
1925 Received medical report that King, G., SA, USN, received scratches on the neck during a minor altercation. Treatment was administered by a medical officer. Disposition: Returned to duty.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours.
Moored as before.

          D.E. Johnson, CWO, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Friday 3 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants, and single wires fore and aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Graffias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59) and various other units of the Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron, embarked in Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.
0020 Operation Roadrunner called away.
0112 Operation Roadrunner called away.

          K.R. Allen, WO1, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          W.E. Maki, LT, USN

0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentee report to follow.

          F.E. Dyer, CWO2, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0830 Received ship's draft report. Draft forward 36'0", draft aft 36'4".
1000 Tested ship's alarms from the Quarterdeck. Test Satisfactory.

          F.E. Dyer, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1345 CWO2 J.B. Lentz, having been TAD at FAAWTC San Diego, returned on board and assumed his regularly assigned duties.

          D.R. McEwen, LT(jg), USN

16-20 hours
Moored as before.
1730 USS Baya (AGSS-318) stood into the harbor.
1738 Received report of fire in compartment 01-49-2-L. Called away the in port fire party.
1748 Received report fire was out. Secured in port fire party.

          J.L. Powell, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2245 Received report that Aubin, Kenneth T., FA, went berserk as he returned from liberty. He was subdued by base security men and taken to the base dispensery for treatment. Base security made above report to the ship and delivered his wallet and military I.D. card to the Quarterdeck. Injury report to follow.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Saturday 4 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to peir three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants, and single wires fore and aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59) and various other units of the Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron, embarked in Treasure Island, Naval Station, San Francisco, California.
0030 Received report that Douglas, T.N. AA, V-3 Division, threatened to commit suicide on the after brow. Man had to be restrained and was sent to sick bay. Disp. Suicidal tendencies and placed in the brig for safe keeping.
0050 Received injury report AG1 Kinzel, OA Div., Ass't JOOD, was injured while restraining Douglas, T.N. AA, V-3 Division. Diag: Sprained ribs. Disp. Released to duty.
0055 Received injury report that Douglas, G.A., R Division, fell down one of the ship's ladders. Diag: Received a 1½ inch laceration on the lower lip. Disp: Admitted to sick bay.

          T.D. Barker, WO1, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0745 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

0752 USS Salmon (AGSS-573) stood into the harbor.

          W.D. Gottschalk, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0820 Received daily draft report: draft forward 35'6", draft aft 35'10".
0830 Received report that Gates, M.A., 2nd Div. fell down a ladder at 2:00 3 October. Treated by the medical officer at 0800 4 October. Diagnosis: Low back contusion. Disposition: Released to light duty.
1120 Salmon stood out of the harbor.

          W.D. Gottschalk, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          D.S. Thomas, WO1, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1633 USS Baya (AGSS-318) stood into the harbor.

          P. Duffey, Ens., USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          G.J. Meriwether, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before

          Allan K. Yost, Ens., USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Sunday 5 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pennants, and single wires fore and aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked in Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco. California.

          P.L. Beebe, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          R.W. Maddox, LT, USN

0745 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0825 USS Baya (AGSS-318) stood out of the harbor.
1018 Received the ship's daily draft report. Displacement: 77,328. Draft mean: 35'7"; forward 35'6"; aft 35'8". List: ½° port.
1103 Held fire drill.
1120 Secured from fire drill.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1315 Received absentee report. 4 new absentees. 8 deletions.

          C.J. Howling, Ens., USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1715 USS Baya (AGSS-318) stood into harbor.

          R.J. Brown, Ens., USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          B.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          G.R. Brown, LT, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Monday 6 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants and single wires fore and aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Baya (AGSS-318) and various other units of U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked in Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          J.B. Lentz, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0730 J.F. Ross, LT(jg), USNR, departed the ship after completing TAD.
0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Muster report to follow.

          b.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0811 Received daily draft report. Displacement 76,954, draft mean 35'5", forward 35'6", aft 35'4", list ¾° port.
0857 USS Baya (AGSS-318) stood out of harbor.
1000 Tested ships alarms from deck house. One test satisfactory.

          W.E. Maki, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1355 Received the ships absentee report. 9 new absentees. 7 deletions.
1441 Held fire drill in compartment 3-192-0-L.
1500 Secured from fire drill.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1720 Received injury report from Oakland Naval Hospital on Douglas, T., SA, V-3 Division. Diagnosis: Depressive reaction. Disposition: Admitted to hospital.

          John T. Hickey, Ens., USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          John T. Hickey, Ens., USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          T.D. Barker, WO1, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Tuesday 7 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, four storm pendants and single wires fore and aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness VI with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Zelima (AF-49) and other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked in Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          A.E. Johnson, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          K.R. Allen, WO4, USN

0745 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.

          D.R. McEwen, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
1000 Tested ships general and chemical alarms; test satisfactory.
1120 Received ship's absentee report. 8 new absentees. 7 deletions.

          D.R. McEwen, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          E.C. Walters, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1630 Held fire drill.
1705 Secured from fire drill.

          J.L. Powell, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2000 Commenced loading ammunition.
2245 Completed loading ammunition.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Wednesday 8 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59), and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          F.E. Dyer, CWO, USN

0745 Mustered the crew at quarters. Absentee report to follow.

          D.G. Thomas, WO1, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
1000 Tested the general and chemical alarms from the Quarterdeck. Test satisfactory.
1055 Commenced loading ammunition.
1105 Received absentee report. 4 new absentees. 6 deletions.

          D.S. Thomas, WO1, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          W.D. Vail, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.

          P. Duffey, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          Allan K. Yost, Ens., USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          P.L. Beebe, CWO, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Thursday 9 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Vega (AF-59), and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          P. Duffey, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          A.J. Meriwether, LT(jg), USNR

0745 Mustered the crew on stations, absentee report to follow.

          C.J. Nowling, Ens., USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
1000 Tested the General and Chemical alarms from deckhouse #4. Test satisfactory.
1000 Commenced zone inspection.
1030 Received daily draft report, draft is as follows: Forward 36'5", Aft 37', Mean 36'8½", displacement 80,600 tons, List 1¼° stbd.
1045 Commenced loading ammunition.

          C.J. Nowling, Ens., USN

1150 Received absentee report. 3 new absentees. 4 deletions.

          W.E. Armstrong, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1400 Secured from loading ammunition.
1531 Commenced fire drill, simulated class "A" fire in compartment 3-29-0-Q Emergency Generator Room Number One.
1557 Secured from fire drill.

          W.E. Armstron, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.

          J.B. Lentz, CWO, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          J.B. Lentz, CWO, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          G.R. Brown, LT, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Friday 10 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
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4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
Ship in condition of Readiness IV, Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Vega (AF-59), USS Zelima (AF-49), USS Grafias (AF-29), and various other unitsof the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked in Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          B.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

04-08 (cont)
0745 Mustered the crew on stations. Muster report to follow.

          K.R. Allen, WO, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0815 Commenced loading aircraft of VF-21, VF-154, VA-56 and VA-93.
0900 Pursuant to BuPers order 000834 LT(jg) Richard R. Aboir, USNR, was released from all active duty and departed the ship.
0900 Pursuant to ChNavPers MSE 1923057 of Sept 69, (BuPers order Nr 013306(1)) LT Kenneth E. Cole, USN, reported aboard for duty.
1110 Received daily muster report. 4 new absentees

          K.R. Allen, WO, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1501 USS Procyon (AF-61) stood into the harbor.
1530 Completed loading aircraft for this date.

          W.E. Maki, LT, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1615 USS Blackfin (SS-322) stood into the harbor.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          J.T. Hickey, Ensign, USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Saturday 11 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
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00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Procyon (AF-61) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.
0110 Received report that Torson, L.L., SA, and Masterson, H.R., AR, had been taken to medical at 1930, 10 October 1960, after having been beaten in the brig. Diagnosis: Multiple contusions. Treated by the medical officer. Disposition: both men released to the brig.
0315 Engineering Officer of the Watch reported that a quantity of NSFO had been pumped by accident over the port side. NAS Alameda boats and docks were notified.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0520 at approximately 2300, 10 October 1969, while on authorized liberty in Oakland, California, Mahar, Thomas E., AN, V-2 Division, was struck with a pool cue and suffered a 2 inch laceration at the vortex of the skull and a 3 inch hematom of the left ribs. Injury not due to his own misconduct. Mahar was taken to U.S. Naval Hospital, Oakland, California where treatment was administered. He was then returned to Ranger. Disposition: Returned to duty.

          D.F. Waits, LT, USN

0745 Mustered the duty sections on stations. Muster report to follow.

          W.E. Armstrong, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0812 USS Blackfin(AGSS-322) stood out of the harbor.
0928 Received daily draft report, draft is as follows: Forward 37', Aft 35', Mean 36'; Displacement 78,600 tons; List ½° port.
1000 Tested the general and chemical alarms from the Quarterdeck; test satisfactory.

          W.E. Armstrong, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1230 Received report from Com 8 that Weideman, S.T., ASM2, USN, was shot and killed by his wife, Sandra, at or around 2345, 10 October 1969 in West Monroe, Louisiana.

          A.B. Harrison, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1600 Received daily muster report. 11 new absentees. 3 deletions.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          T.D. Barker, WO1, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Sunday 12 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
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2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving Miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Procyon (AF-61) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          F.E. Dyer, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0745 Mustered the crew on stations.

          A.B. Harrison, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Moored as before.

          R.W. Maddox, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          D.S. Thomas, WO1, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.

          R.W. Maddox, LT, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          D.L. Beebe, CWO, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          W.D. Vail, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Monday 13 October 1969
At U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, single wires fore and aft, and four storm pendants.
The ship is in condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Procyon (AF-61) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.
0015 Received report from medical that Murphy, M.R., FA, USN, suffered contusion of left jaw and that Holman, D.D., FA, USN, suffered contusion of left side of face and possible broken nose.

          A.K. Yost, Ens., USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          W.D. Gottschalk, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
Late entry: 0755 Received draft report as follows: Displacement 79,900 tons, forward 37', aft 36',mean 36'6", list ½° port.
1037 RADM Ferris, Commander Fleet Air Alameda and RADM Outlaw, USN (Ret) came on board to visit the Commanding Officer.
1115 Commenced loading ammunition.
1130 Received muster report. 22 new absentees. 13 deletions.
1147 Completed loading ammunition.

          W.G. Norcross, LT, USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.

          J.B. Lentz, CWO, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.

          F.B. Rippetoe, LT, USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
1850 Raised elevators 1, 3 and 4 approximately a foot and a half to avoid damage at extreme low tide.

          F.B. Rippetoe, LT, USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
1927 Latte entry. Commenced taking on NSFO.
2305 Secured pumping NSFO at this time.
2310 Received injury report that W.F. Brown, AN, G Division, sprained right foot. Disposition: Released to light duty for 24 hours.

          B.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +7T Date: Tuesday 14 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       36° 27.5' N    By 2&4
λ     125° 49.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier three south, Naval Air Station, Alameda, California, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled single wires fore and aft and four storm pendants.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include USS Grafias (AF-29), USS Vega (AF-59), USS Procyon (AF-61) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is ComWestSeaFron embarked at Treasure Island Naval Station, San Francisco, California.

          A.B. Harrison, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0505 Loutzenhiser, L.E., and Carnes, J.J., V-3 Division, were returned to ship by shore patrol for creating a disturbance ashore. Reported incident to ship MAA nad V-3 Division office. Report to follow.
0130 Pursuant to CO Fleet Tactical Support Squadron Thirty orders DTD 13 October 1969, Tango NR E-11408, William J. Barsz, LT, USNR, reported on board for a period of about 10 days in connection with COD pilot duties.

          W.E. Armstrong, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
0900 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
0930 Shifted the OOD watch from the Quarterdeck to the bridge.

          W.J. Laby, CWO, USN

Late entry: 0831 Received draft report prior to getting underway. Draft forward 36'9", draft aft 36'9".
0930 Bar pilot Captain Divine arrived on the bridge.
0935 Harbor pilot Captain Barragh arrived on the bridge.
0956 The Captain assumed the conn.
0957 All lines clear to stbd. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while clearing pier 3 south NAS Alameda, Alameda, California. Underway in accordance with ComFirstFlt 2nd Quarter fiscal year 1970 enroute to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1016 Passed buoy #5 abeam to stbd 140 yds.
1019 Passed buoy #3 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
1023 passed buoy #1 abeam to stbd 155 yds.
1035 Passed directly beneath the Oakland Bay Bridge.
1050 Passed Alcatraz Island Light abeam to stbd 850 yds.
1105 Passed directly beneath the Golden Gate Bridge.
1110 Passed Point Diablo Light abeam to stbd 700 yds.
1115 Entered international waters with Point Bonita Light bearing 325°T 1450 yds.
1127 Passed buoy #7 abeam to stbd 300 yds.
1130 Passed buoy #5 abeam to stbd 300 yds.
1133 Passed buoy #3 abeam to stbd 300 yds.
1136 Passed buoy #1 abeam to stbd 300 yds.
1143 The bar pilot departed the bridge and was transferred to the pilot boat.
1152 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.

          A.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1153 cc to 260°
1154 cs to 21 kts
1159 cc to 241°

          T.G. Sanford

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1215 Received muster report. 16 new absentees. 27 deletions.
1442 Commenced man overboard drill, maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting drill.
1521 Returned to course 241°, speed 21 knots.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1753 cc to 220°
1802 cc to 241°
1845 Received injury report that P.A. Caldwell, ADJ2, VF-21, foreign body in right eye. Disposition: Returned to duty.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with Plus Eight Uniform time.
1802 cc to 275°
1814 cc to 241°
1850 cc to 260°
1900 cc to 241°

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2326 cc to 260°
2346 cc to 240°

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Wednesday 15 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       34° 30.5' N      By 2&4
λ     130° 07.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       33° 53.4' N      By 2&4
λ     131° 34.4' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       32° 22.0' N      By 2&4
λ     134° 42.9' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming independently enroute from Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt 2nd quarter fiscal year 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer, USS Ranger.
Base course is 241°, base speed is 21 knots, present course is 240°.
0030 cc to 231°.
0042 Conducted steerinng casualty drill.
0046 Completed steering casualty drill.
0130 cc to 241°

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0421 cc to 250°
0440 cc to 239°
0510 cc to 241°
0612 cs to 23 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0801 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Captain and navigator are on the bridge. Material Condition Yoke is set.
0919 cs to 21 knots
0927 cc to 310°
0937 cc to 320°
0949 cc to 235°
0953 cs to 24 knots
0958 cs to 23 knots
1000 Secured from General Quarters.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1231 Received daily absentee report. No new absentees.
Deletions as follows: TRF NavSta T.I. SFran, Gleason, R.L., SA, USN; McLellan, D.N., AN, USN; Sanborn, P.A., BT3, USN; McAllister, G.E., ABH2, USN; Holen, G.E., ADJAN, USN; Murray, T.W., AA, USN; Cobis, J.E., FA, USN; Ensley, J.H., SA, USN; Garcia, J.E., SA, USN; Fitzell, B.A., SA, USN; Evans, M.F., SN, USN; McCrory, S.J., SA, USN; Stone, B.P., FN, USN; Thomas, R.R., SA, USN; Strimple, R.L., SA, USN; Doss, C.P., HA, USN; Foutty, K.W., SA, USN; Madden, D.L., FN, USN; Fillmore, L.H., FN, USN; Stites, S.T., AN, USN; Layton, B.W., SA, USN; Farmer, R.C., AN, USN; Skaros, T.L., CS2, USN; Adkins, R., FA, USN; Masi, R.W., AA, USN; Wiley, M.D., FN, USN; Beck, B.A., MM3, USN; Smith, T.M., BTFN, USN; White, G.N., FN, USN; Wiggins, B.E., FN, USN; TRF Comm Three New York, Climent, P.K., SA, USN; TRF Comm Six S. Carolina, Richbourg, W.W., SA, USN; Hudia, J.R., SA, USN, Re 0950 14 Oct 69; Kelley, E.L., SA, USN, Re 1130 14 Oct 69; Kelley, W.E., SA, USN, Re 1130 14 Oct 69; Schilling, R.D., FA, USN, Re 0500 14 Oct 69; Mustered in error: Pass, D.H., AN, USN; Johnson, J.T., FN, USN; Reynolds, W., SN, USN.
1320 cc to 325°
1326 cs to 22 knots
1335 cc to 235°
1345 cs to 23 knots
Late entry: 1320 Assumed tactical command of the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7).

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1605 Clark, R.F., EMC, E Division, received second degree burns of the face and hands while fighting a fire. Disposition: Treated by medical officer.
1731 cs to 10 knots
1732 cc to 330°
1755 cs to 21 knots and cc to 241°
1822 cs to 23 knots
1900 Retarded all ships clocks one hour to conform with Plus Nine Victor time zone.
1815 Harris, Thomas W., BTFN, P-1 Division suffered from heat exhaustion while working the Number One Maine Engine Room. Treated by medical officer. Disposition: Admitted to binnacle list.
1859 cs to 21 knots.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2255 cs to 8 knots
2300 cc to 330°
2318 cc to 236°
2323 cs to 21 knots

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +9V Date: Thursday 16 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       30° 27.1' N      By 2&4
λ     138° 44.4' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       29° 54.5' N      By 2&4
λ     140° 00' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       28° 54.5' N      By 2&4
λ     142° 16.8' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) from NAS Alameda to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt 2nd Quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condtion Yoke set.
SOPA ande OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Wilson is in a sector patrol screen 320°T to 260°T at 4 to 6 miles.
Present course is 236°. Base course is 241°. Base speed is 21 knots.
0136 cc to 241°, cs to 23 knots.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

0300 cs to 21 knots

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0459 cs to 15 knots.
0500 cc to 290°
0523 cc to 236°, cs to 21 knots
0730 Musterred the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0815 cc to 241°
0911 cs to 7 knots
0940 cs to 15 knots
1005 cs to 21 knots
1100 Tested ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.
1130 cc to 264°

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 cc to 241°

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USNR

1300 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Captain and navigator are on the bridge.
1304 Set Material Condition Zebra.
1330 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1458 Secured the crew from General Quarters.
1500 cc to 240°

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1515 cs to 12 knots
1525 USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching starboard side USS Ranger. First line over to starboard. Replenishment course 240° speed 12 knots.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

1547 The Commanding Officer assumed the conn.
1548 cc to 270°. Replenishment course 270° speed 12 knots.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1613 Commenced transferring fuel.
1615 Received ship's draft report prior to transferring fuel. Draft forward: 35'9" draft aft: 36'9"
1719 Completed transferring fuel.
1732 All lines clear to starboard. USS Wilson maneuvering to clear the starboard side of USS Ranger.
1736 The officer of the dec was given the conn. cc to 235° cs to 15 knots.
1758 cs to 20 knots
1800 USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) maneuvering to assume sector patrol from 220° to 260° at 4 to 6 miles.
1850 Received ship's draft report after fuel transfer. Draft forward: 35'9" Draft aft: 35'11".

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2136 cs to 096 RPM for 20.5 knots
2200 cc to 241°

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +8U Date: Friday 17 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       26° 54.4' N      By 2&4
λ     146° 13.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       26° 23.0' N      By 2&4
λ     147° 22.4' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       25° 03' N      By 2&4
λ     150° 04' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) from NAS Alameda to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt Second Quarter FY 1970 Employment Schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger.
Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Wilson is in a sector patrol screen 220°T to 260°T at 4 to 6 miles.
Present course is 241°. Base course is 241°. Base speed is 20 knots.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0601 cs to 15 knots. cc to 236°
0620 cs to 20 knots. cc to 243°
0746 cs to 18 knots.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
0801 cc to 241°

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

0803 Set Material Condition Yoke.
0922 cc to 260°
0932 cs to 10 kts
0946 cs to 18 knts
0951 cc to 240°
1004 Secured from General Quarters.

          H.L. Van Duesen, CDR, USN

1150 Received daily absentee report. No new additions or deletions.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1801 Wilson maneuvering to assume station 240°T, 40 miles
1845 Received injury report that Davis, James L., AA, V-1 Division, received first and second degree burns while taking a shower, due to a malfunction of the shower. Treated by medical officer at 1835 and returned to duty.
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with +10 Whiskey time zone.
1845 cs to 16 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2030 Received report that Castlati, N., AN, USN, received JP-5 in both eyes while working on a fuel line. Treated by medical officer. Disposition: Returned to duty.
2230 cc to 241°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Saturday 18 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       32° 26.2' N      By 2&4
λ     152° 47.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       22° 50.9' N      By 2&4
λ     153° 53.2' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       22° 06' N      By 2&4
λ     155° 44.5' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry b. Wilson (DDG-7) from NAS Alameda to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 Employment Schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is commanding officer USS Ranger.
Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Wilson on station 240°T at 40 miles.
Present course is 241°. Base course is 241°. Base speed is 20 knots. Present speed is 16 knots.
0207 cc to 242°
0238 cs to 17 knots

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0434 cs to 18 knots
0442 cc to 241°
0553 cc to 240°
0647 cc to 120°
0652 cs to 13 knots
0645 cs to 16 knots
0700 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Captain and navigator are on the bridge.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

0804 Set Material Condition Zebra.
0945 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1011 Secured from General Quarters.
1014 Completed flight operations for this day. Set course 245° speed 21.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1039 cs to 24 knots
1042 Tested the ship's general, chemical, and collision alarsm; test satisfactory.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1229 cs to 15 knots
1430 Manned all air defense stations.
1435 Wilson assumed station 220°T to 260°T, 4 to 6 miles.
1511 Received injury report that Perry, Thomas E., AMS3, VF-21 at 1300 reported to sickbay with cleaning fluid in left eye. Treated by medical officer and returned to duty.
Late entry: 1455 Commenced firing main batteries.
1518 Ceased firing main batteries with 24 rounds of semi-fixed ammunition expended. Secured from air defense stations.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
cc to 185°
1615 cc to 245°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2016 cs to 20 knots
2051 cc to 243°
2158 Received injury report that Moore, Bruce, AA, V-4 Div. at 1700 received a laceration in the left leg while playing with a knife. Disposition: Placed on binnacle list for one (1) day.

          T.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Sunday 19 October 1969
Passage from U.S. Naval Air Station, Alameda, California to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 36.4' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 15' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 23.2' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 39' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 11.7' N      By 2&4
λ     159° 18.8' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) from NAS Alameda to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is commanding officer USS Ranger.
Screen commander is DomDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson assigned sector station 220°T to 260°T at 4 to 6 miles.
Base course is 243°. Base speed is 20 knots.
0059 cs to 16 knots
0100 cc to 228°
0112 cc to 230°
0146 cs to 15 knots
0148 cs to 14 knots
0149 Received injury report: Sanford, J.O., FA, R-3 Division, received welding flash burns to both eyes. He was treated by the medical officer. Disposition: Placed on medical list at sickbay.
0239 cc to 228°
0247 cc to 238°
0314 cs to 16 knots
0336 cc to 226°
0345 cs to 17 knots

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

0345 cs to 17 knots

          H.H. Taylor, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0438 cs to 15 knots
0505 Assumed tactical command of USS Hassayampa (AO-145). Assigned her station 165° Rel at 3000 yards.
0510 Commanding officer assumed the conn. cs to all engines stop.
0513 cs to all engines back 23
0514 cs to all engines back full
0515 cs to all engines ahead 13
0516 Officer of the Deck was given the conn.
0518 cs to 16 knots
0541 cc to 270°
0550 cs to 12 knots
0605 USS Wilson assumed station 270° at 3000 yards.
0636 Maneuvering at various courses and speeds to take waiting station astern USS Hassayampa. Replenishment course is 090° at 12 knots.
0643 Assigned USS Wilson lifeguard station astern.
0654 Commenced approach to port side of USS Hassayampa.
0702 along port side of USS Hassayampa. First line over to starboard. Received draft report prior to receiving fuel. Draft forward: 33' 6". Draft aft: 35' 8".
0711 Ordered USS Wilson along starboard side of USS Hassayampa.
0718 USS Wilson commenced approach.
0721 USS Wilson along starboard side of USS Hassayampa.
0722 Commenced transferring fuel.
0730 Mustered crew on station. Absentee report to follow.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0807 Wilson maneuvering to clear starboard side of Hassayampa and assumed lifeguard station astern.
1012 Ceased transfer of fuel.
1015 Received the ship's daily muster report. No new absentees or deletions.
1024 All lines clear.
1025 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to clear port side of Hassayampa.
1030 Set course 120°, speed 12 knots.
1034 cc to 180°
1043 Hassayampa detached to proceed to duties assigned.
1045 cs to 27 knots
1049 cc to 160°
1100 Commenced flight operations this date. Set course 169°, speed 27 knots. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations. Assigned USS Wilson station (2) Two SNX.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1649 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward: 36' 0"; Draft aft: 37' 0".

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2157 Completed flight operations for this date.
2159 cc to 300°, speed 10 knots.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Monday 20 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 14.9' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 44.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 09.8' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 05.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 10.0' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 08.1' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7), operating in Hawaiian Operational Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in USS Henry B. Wilson.
USS Henry B. Wilson is assigned to independent steaming exercises.
Base course 300° at 10 knots.
0026 cc to 240°
0058 cc to 300°
0230 cc to 060°
0335 cs to All Engines Stop.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

0355 Dead in the water for engineering repairs.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0505 cs to 10 knots. Set course 350°.
0549 cs to 12 knots
0608 cc to 349°
0612 cs to 18 knots
0630 cs to 12 knots
0644 Wilson assumed lifeguard station astern.
0645 cc to 000°
0651 Received the ship's daily draft report. Displacement: 78,902. Draft, mean: 36' 2"; forward: 35' 1"; aft: 37' 3". List: even keel.
0655 cc to 160°
0715 Wilson maneuvering out of lifeguard station astern to track weather balloon.
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
0732 Received report of Class C fire in compartment 2-79-2-L, Forward Mess Decks. Called away fire squad.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

0736 Secured from fire quarters.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0847 cc to 020°
0853 Launched one E2A.
0857 cc to 220°, cs to 12 knots
0910 USS Wilson assumed 2 SNX.
0917 cc to 240°, cs to 7 knots
0920 cc to 115°, cs to 12 knots
0934 cs to 18 knots
0939 cc to 110°
0943 cc to 290°, cs to 12 knots
1000 Tested general, chemical and collision alarm from Navigation Bridge, test satisfactory.
1003 cc to 110°
1007 cs to 17 knots
1010 cc to 090°
1014 cc to 085°
1019 cs to 19 knots, launched F4J.
1020 cc to 240°, cs to 14 knots
1030 cs to 12 knots
1032 cs to 10 knots
1039 cc to 260°
1107 cc to 080°
1108 cs to 22 knots
1111 Tested general alarm from Navigation Bridge, test complete.
1114 cs to 25 knots
Late entry: 1109 cc to 088°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

1146 cs to 15 knots
1154 cs to 8 knots

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1202 cc to 075°
1206 cs to 5 knots
1223 cs to 10 knots
1224 cc to 150°
1233 Commenced flight operations this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations. Exercised the crew at General Quarters. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

1304 Set Material Condition Zebra, Second deck and below.
1446 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1457 Secured from General Quarters.
1530 Received injury report, Horman, G.E., EM3, E-3 Division, received electrical flas in both eyes. He was treated the the medical officer. Disposition: Place on binnacle list for 24 hours.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1730 Received injury report. Collins, W.H., ABH3, V-1 Division, received 1½ inch cut to scalp while on hangar deck. Treated by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before. 2332 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 295°, speed 10 knots.
2339 Released the USS Henry B. Wilson to ISE.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Tuesday 21 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 30.3' N      By 2&4
λ     155° 04' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 25.3' N      By 2&4
λ     159° 05.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 21.5' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 30.3' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) operating in Hawaiian Operational Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in USS Henry B. Wilson.
USS Henry B. Wilson is assigned to Independent Steaming Exercises.
Base course 295° at 10 knots.
0218 Commenced sounding fog signals.
0227 Secured sounding fog signals.
0315 cc to 198°

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

0351 cc to 320°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0613 cc to 318°
0644 cc to 317°
0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

0737 Received daily draft report. Draft fwd 34' 6", aft 37'.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

0804 Set Condition Zebra.
0810 cc to 243°
0827 Launced one helicopter.
0828 cs to 21 knots
0921 cc to 270°
0931 Commenced gunnery exercise.
0938 Set Material Condition Yoke.
0941 cs to 10 knots
Late entry: 0921 Wilson assumed station 2 miles astern.
0947 Secured from General Quarters.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

0957 Ceased gunnery exercise.
1003 cs to 16 knots, cc to 280°
1024 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

1140 USS Wilson assumed station 2 SNX.
1147 cc to 090°
1148 cs to 21 knots
12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Manuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

2348 Received report of flame out of Raven 301, bearing 076°T, range 71 miles. Pilot was seen to eject.
2349 Launced SAR helo.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Wednesday 22 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 15.5' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 24.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 13.5' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 08.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 18.5' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 20.8' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7), operating in the Hawaiian Operation Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is DomDesDiv212 embarked in Wilson.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations. Wilson in station 2SNX.
At 2348, 21 October 1969, A-7 type aircraft, BuNo 154546 crashed into the sea at Lat. 20° 40.0' N, Long. 157° 02.6' W. Pilot was seen to eject.
0034 Pilot was sighted by search craft.
0045 Pilot recovered by SAR helo.
0100 Completed flight operations. Set course 270° speed 18 knots.
0105 Wilson released to ISE.
0126 Received report of fire in Number Four Elevator Pump Room.
0136 Fire determined to be smoking electrical panel. Secured from fire quarters.
0201 Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting EM Log calibration.
0219 Received report that LT John A. duglas, USN, was treated for minor abrasions resulting from ejecting from his aircraft. Treated by medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.
OTC is Commanding Officer Ranger.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

0353 cs to 8 knots

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0406 cs to 7 knots
0421 cc to 270°
0456 cc to 180°
0502 cs to 12 knots
0510 cs to 10 knots
0525 cc to 000°
0554 cs to 11 knots
0647 cc to 180°
0740 cc to 270°

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0815 Wilson assumed station 2000 yards astern.
0830 Commenced gunfire exercise.
0953 Completed gunfire exercise.
1000 cc to 090°
1001 Received ship's daily absenteed report; no new absentees or deletions.
1002 cs to 12 knots
1008 Received ship's darft report prior to transferring fuel; draft forward 36' 6", draft aft 37' 2". Romeo Corpen is 090°, speed 12 knots.
1015 Wilson commenced approach to starboard side of Ranger.
1017 First line over.
1028 Commenced transferring fuel.
1110 Completed transferring fuel.
1120 Wilson manuvering to clear starboard side of Ranger.
1125 cc to 140°, cs to 8 knots
1131 Wilson assumed station 2SNX.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

1150 cc to 110°, cs to 18 knots

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1429 Received ship's darft report after the transferring of fuel. Draft forward 33' 3", Draft aft: 36' 9".

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1727 Received report of class charlie fire in compt 03-84-5-A. Called away the fire squad.
1734 Secured from fire quarters.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2203 Received report that Graff, J.J., AR, USN, received one inch cut on left foot while working on flight deck. Treated by medical officer. Disposition: Released to light duty.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Thursday 23 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 46' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 43.2' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 14.5' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 28.2' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 02.2' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 57.3' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) operating in Hawaiian Operation Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is Commanding Officer USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in USS Henry B. Wilson.
USS Henry B. Wilson is in plane guard station astern.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0027 Completed flight operations. cc to 200°, speed 8 knots
0045 cc to 315°
0119 cc to 313°
Late entry: 0027 Released the USS Henry B. Wilson to ISE.
0328 cs to 12 knots
Late entry: 0042 cs to 20 knots.
0332 cc to 281°
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while swinging compass.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0706 Completed swinging compass. Set course 335°.
0710 cs to 20 knots.
0731 cc to 100°
0739 cc to 165°

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

0754 Wilson maneuvering to assume station 2SNX.
Late entry: 0730 Mustered the crew on stations. Absentee report to follow.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0845 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0912 ADM J.J. Hyland, CinCPacFlt, arrived via helo.
0945 Received ship's daily absentee report: No new absentees or deletions.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before. 1235 ADM J.J. Hyland, CinCPacFlt, departed via helo.
1351 Received report of a class charlie fire in compt. 03-247-0-L. Called away the fire party.
1354 Called away General Quarters.
1358 Set Material Condition Zebra.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

1525 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1536 Secured from General Quarters.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2031 Received injury report from Medical Department. Hanna, M.E., BM3, 1st Division, received cut and contusion on the forehead. Slipped on a ladder. Disposition: Was treated and released to duty.
2118 Completed flight operations for this date. Course 110°. Speed 20 knots.
2119 cc to 170°
2145 cc to 330°
2336 Released the Wilson to ISE.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Friday 24 October 1969
Passage from NAS Alameda to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming enroute to Pearl Harbor in company with the USS H.B. Wilson (DDG-7) in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA and OTC is commanding officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson. Wilson has been released to ISE.
Base course is 205°, base speed 13 knots.
0200 cc to 160°
0220 cc to 190°
0235 cc to 346°
0241 cs to 16 knots
0308 cc to 348°, cs to 18 knots

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0437 cs to 16 knots
0500 cc to 334°
0529 cs to 13 knots
0558 cc to 300°, cs to 10 knots
0600 Stationed the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
0602 cc to 230°

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

0608 cc to 150°
0616 cc to 320°
0626 cc to 325°
0627 cc to 333°
0630 Captain Wilson, Harbor Pilot, arrived on the bridge. Released Wilson to proceed independently into port.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while proceeding into port.
0642 The Captain assumed the conn.
0643 Entered inland waters.
0653 Passed buoy #2 abeam to stbd 200 yds.
0655 Received draft report prior to entering port; draft forward 31' 2", aft 37 ' 6".
0658 passed buoy #4 abeam to stbd 150 yds.
0702 Passed buoy #y abeam to stbd 110 yds.
0707 Passed Iriquois Point abeam to port 350 yds.
0710 Passed Hickam tower abeam to stbd 840 yds.
0714 Passed buoy #20 abeam to stbe 100 yds.
0716 Passed buoy #22 abeam to stbd 100 yds.
0725 Passed USS Arizona Memorial abeam to port 322 yds.
0742 First line over to stbd. Moored stbd side to pier Hotel Three and Four, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
0749 The OOD shifted his watch from the bridge to the Quarter Deck.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

08-12 hours
Moored starboard side to pier Hotel 3 and 4, Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with eleven (11) mooring lines doubled and single wires fore and aft.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt.
0830 Commenced receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
1000 Tested ship's general and chemical alarms from the Quarter Deck. Test Satisfactory.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

1125 Commenced taking on NSFO at Sponsons three and Five.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1200 Received injury report that Elley, R.C., ABH3, V-1 Division, was in a fight on the Mess Deck. Elley received a 3 inch laceration on the left side of the nose and a contusion of the left eye. Treatment was administered by the medical officer. Disposition: Returned to duty.
1224 Received ship's daily draft report: draft forward 31' 0" draft aft 36' 6".
1520 Completed taking on NSFO.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1600 USS Hassayampa (AO-145) stood into the harbor.
1705 In accordance with BuPers order number 024473, CDR Edward G. Ogden, USN, reported aboard.

          J.T. Hickey, Ens., USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.
Commenced diving operations off Sponson 1.
1853 Secured diving operations.
1900 Secured pumping JP-5.

          W.D. Gottschalk, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          J.C. Block, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Saturday 25 October 1969
At Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________     By ____
λ __________     By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 37.5' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 24.0' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 16.8' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 24.8' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier Hotel 3 and 4, Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, one wire forward, one wire aft.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier. The ship is in Readiness Condition IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Ships present include USS Ponchatoula (AO-148), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11), USS Ernest G. Small (DD-838), USS Carpenter (DD-825) and various other units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt.

          W.J. Lary, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0630 Set Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
0714 Officer of the Deck shifting watch from the Quarter Deck to the Navigation Bridge.

          b.A. Plunkett, LT(jg), USNR

0718 USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) stood out of the harbor.
0719 Harbor pilot Captain Wilson arrived on the bridge.
0728 All lines clear to stbd. Under way in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 Op schedule and ComFairHawaii Op Order 307-70.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of the harbor enroute to Hawaiian Ops Area for ORI.
0751 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
0757 Passed buoy #40 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
Late entry: 0641 Received draft report before getting underway; draft forward 35' 9", aft 36' 9".

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0800 Passed buoy #21 abeam to stbd 75 yds.
0803 Passed buoy #15 abeam to stbd 75 yds.
0806 Passed buoy WL abeam to stbd 95 yds.
0807 Passed buoy #13 abeam to stbd 95 yds.
0813 Passed buoy #9 abeam to stbd 70 yds.
0815 Passed buoy #7 abeam to stbd 55 yds.
0817 Passed buoy #b abeam to stbd 60 yds.
0819 Passed buoy #3 abeam to stbd 80 yds.
0824 Passed buoy #1 abeam to stbd 70 yds.
0832 Entered international waters.
0854 With Diamond Head bearing 085°, 19,100 yds, took departure for Hawaiian Ops Area. Set course 150°, speed 10 knots.
0856 cs to 24 knots, cc to 216°
0907 CDR Van Dusen was given the conn.
0910 Took tactical command of Wilson, ComDesDev 212, embarked. Assigned ComDesDiv 212 screen commander.
0914 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
0916 Commenced sinuous course steering.
0927 Ceased sinuous course steering.
0928 Resumed course 216°
0957 cc to 280°
1000 cc to 090°. The Captain assumed the conn.
1006 cs to 10 knots
1008 CDR Van Dusen was given the conn. cc to 216°
1025 Locked #3 shaft.
1039 cs to 21 knots
1100 Secured from General Quarters.
1115 cs to 18 knots

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1125 USS Wilson assumed station 2SNX.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

1146 cs to 18 knots
1150 cc to 085°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Commenced flight operations for this date. Commenced manuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1245 Manned air defence stations.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

1302 Received injury report from medical that Gross, William E., FTG3, struck his head on a hatch and received a 1½" laceration to his scalp while in a duty status. Treatment administered by medical officer; disposition: returned to duty.
1315 Received ship's daily absentee report: 4 new absentees.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

1505 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1509 Set Material Condition Zebra. Captain and Navigator are on the bridge.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1734 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1735 Secured from General Quarters.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Sunday 26 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 14.2' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 43.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 23.5' N      By 2&4
λ     159° 00.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       20° 09.5' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 43.5' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) operating in the Hawaiian Operation Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule and ComFairHawaii OpOrd 307-70.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is CTG 178.1 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
0041 Completed flight operations. Released Wilson to ISE. Set course 145°, speed 15 knots.
0050 cc to 260°
0112 cs to 10 knots
0123 cc to 330°
0125 cs to 15 knots
0130 Maneuvering at various speeds while conducting engineering casualty drills.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
Completed engineering drills.
0418 cs to 10 knots
0445 cc to 180°
0610 cc to 178°
0645 cc to 340°
0709 cc to 345°
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.
Late entry: 0725 cc to 310°
0710 Called away air defense.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

0755 cc to 270°

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0815 Commenced gunnery exercise.
0848 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

0850 cs to 15 knots
0851 Set Material Condition Zebra. Received report that gunnery exercise was secured after expending 30 rounds.
0902 cs to 24 knots
0954 cs to 21 knots
0956 cc to 120°
0959 Commenced flight operations this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.
1046 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1104 Secured from General Quarters.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1300 Exercised the crew at General Quarters.
1457 Set Zombie Alert Condition Three, Air Defense Condition Three.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1510 Secured from Hero EmCon Condition One (1).
1520 Received injury report that Rodgers, David L., EM3, had hatch fall on his ankle in the Forward Mess Decks at 1500. Treatment administered by a medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty. Received injury report that Emrock, P.M., SN, received 1½" laceration on left forearm at 1500 in Repair Locker #(3) Three. Treatment administered by a medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

16-20 hours
Steaming as before.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2246 Completed flight operations for this date. Released USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) to ISE. Set base course 240°, speed 10 knots.
2315 cc to 000°

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

2353 cs to 11 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Monday 27 October 1969
At Hawaiian Operational Area
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       20° 16.4' N      By 2&4
λ     158° 16.9' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       20° 34.5' N      By 2&4
λ     157° 48.8' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) operating in the Hawaiian Operation Area in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 1970 employment schedule and ComFairHawaii OpOrd 307-20.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
SOPA is CTG 178.1 embarked in USS Ranger (CVA-61). Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7).
Base course is 000°, speed 11 knots.
0013 cc to 358°
0101 cc to 000°
0113 cs to 8 knots
0125 cc to 210°
0210 cs to 10 knots
0255 cc to 020°
0315 cs to 15 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0457 Commenced flight operations for this date. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while conducting flight operations.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

0722 Received injury report that Leaton, Delmar, FA, P-1 Division, at 2100, received a 2nd degree burn on the left forearm. Disposition: Treated by medical officer and returned to duty.
0743 Exercised the crew at Broken Arrow and General Quarters.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

0752 cs to 20 knots
0757 Set Material Condition Zebra.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0947 Set Material Condition Yoke.
1059 Secured from General Quarters.
1102 Secured from Broken Arrow exercise.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1211 Completed flight operations for this date. Set course 348°.
1232 cs to 27 knots
1238 Received ship's daily draft report prior to entering port. Draft forward 35' 0", draft aft 35' 2".

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

1349 Set the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.
1353 cc to 342°
1358 cs to 28 knots
1407 cc to 334°, cs to 15 knots
1411 cs to 10 knots. The Captain assumed the conn. cc to 345°
1414 Captain Gillen, harbor pilot, arrived on the bridge.
1415 Entered inland waters. Maneuvering on various courses and speeds while entering Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
1425 Passed buoy #2 abeam to stbd 85 yds.
1428 Passed buoy #4 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
1430 Received report that Bibb, O.J., AEAN, VF-154, received a 3 centimeter laceration on the scalp, treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
Passed buoy #6 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
1443 Passed Hickam tower abeam to stbd 835 yds.
1444 Passed Iriquois Point abeam to port 275 yds.
1446 Passed buoy #20 abeam to stbd 60 yds.
1448 Passed buoy #22 abeam to stbd 70 yds.
1458 Passed USS Arizona Memorial abeam to port 300 yds.
1515 First line over to stbd. Moored stbd side to pier H Three and Four, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt at Ford Island.
1525 The OOD shifted his watch to the Quarter Deck.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

16-18 hours
Moored as before.
1645 Commenced taking on NSFO on Sponson Three (#3).

          J.K. McColloch, LT(jg), USNR

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          D.S. Thomas, WO1, USN

20-24 hours
Moored as before.
2057 Completed taking on NSFO on Sponson Three (#3).
2230 Received draft report after receiving fuel. Draft forward: 33' 6"; draft aft 37' 6".

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Tuesday 28 October 1969
At Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier Hotel Three and Four, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with eleven standard mooring lines doubled, one wire fwd and aft, three storm pennants.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt at Ford Island, Hawaii.
Ships present include the USS Ponchatoula (AO-148), USS Hassayampa (AO-145), USS Johnson (DD-821), USS Tombigbee (AOG-11) and various other units of the Pacific Fleet.
Receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.

          F.E. Dyer, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.
0518 Received report of sulphur fumes in compt. 01-49-0-Q. Called away the fire part.
0600 Secured from fire quarters.
0647 Received the ship's daily draft report. Displacement: 76,500, draft, mean: 35' 3"; fwd: 33' 6"; aft 37' 0". List: ½° port.

          W.E. McGee, LT, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.
1100 Received ship's daily absentee report: 11 new absentees.

          W.D. Vail, LT(jg), USN

12-16 hours
Moored as before.
1214 Secured from receiving JP-5 on Station #7.
1230 Received report from medical that Dolman, G., SA, USN, 4th Division, had reported back on board.
1445 Perkins, P.O., SA, 2nd Division, was treated by medical for a ½" scalp abrasion, and released to duty.

          Allan K. Yost, Ens., USNR

16-18 hours
Moored as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

18-20 hours
Moored as before.

          P. Duffey, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Moored as before.

          F.B. Rippetoe

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +10W Date: Wednesday 29 October 1969
At Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L __________     By ____
λ __________     By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L __________    By ____
λ __________    By ____
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       21° 39.3' N      By 2&4
λ     161° 11.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Moored starboard side to pier Hotel Three and Four at US Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with eleven standard mooring lines, one wire forward and aft and three storm pendants.
SOPA is CinCPacFlt, embarked in US Naval Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV, with Material Condition Yoke set and receiving miscellaneous services from the pier.
Ships present include the frigates Argonaut and Vampiria, USS Ponchatoula (AO-148), USS Hassayampa (AO-145), USS Johnson (DD-821), USS Wilson (DDG-7) and various other units of the Pacific Fleet.

          J.B. Lentz, CWO, USN

04-08 hours
Moored as before.

          P.L. Beebe, CWO, USN

08-12 hours
Moored as before.

          R.W. Maddox, LT, USN

Late entry: 0755 Received daily draft report: Draft forward 33' 6", aft 37'.
1025 Received draft report before getting underway: Draft forward 35' 6', aft 36' 9".
1037 The OOD shift his watch to the navigation bridge.
1054 The harbor pilot, Captain Wilson, arrived on the bridge.
1100 All lines clear to stbd, underway in accordance with ComFirstFlt OpSchedule 2nd quarter FY 1970. Enroute from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. The Captain assumed the conn, maneuvering on various courses and speeds while standing out of Pearl Harbor.
1129 Passedf buoy #40 abeam to stbd 110 yds.
1132 Passed buoy #21 abeam to stbd 80 yds.
1134 Passed buoy #WL abeam to stbd 145 yds.
1138 Passed buoy #13 abeam to stbd 135 yds.
1139 Passed buoy #11 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
1140 Received report that Counts, D.C., FN, P-2 Div., reported to sickbay at 1115 with 1" abrasion on the back of the head. Treated by the medical officer and released to duty.
1143 Passed buoy #9 abeam to stbd 150 yds.
1145 Passed buoy #7 abeam to stbd 90 yds.
1146 Passed buoy #5 abeam to stbd 80 yds.
1147 The harbor pilot departed the bridge.
1148 Passed buoy #3 abeam to stbd 125 yds.
1153 Passed buoy #1 abeam to stbd 60 yds.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1200 Entered international waters.
1202 The OOD was given the conn.
1220 Secured the Special Sea and Anchor Detail.

          H.L. Van Dusen, CDR, USN

1231 With Barber's Point Light bearing 010°T 7 miles, tood departure for Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines. Set course 278°T, speed 22 knots.
1238 cc to 279°
1325 Held man overboard drill, starboard side.
1354 USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) assumed sector screen station, range 8,000 to 9,000 yards, bearing 259° to 299°.
1404 Received ship's draft report after getting underway: displacement 78,950, draft mean: 36' 2", forward 35' 6", aft 36' 9", list 1° port.
1408 Secured from man overboard drill.
16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1613 cc to 278°
1649 cs to 21 knots
1655 cc to 200°, cs to 12 knots
1719 cc to 281°
1720 cs to 21 knots

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

1741 cs to 22 knots

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1900 Retarded the clocks one hour to conform with Plus Eleven X-Ray time zone.
1812 cc to 283°
1820 cc to 285°
1830 cc to 283°

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 cs to 10 knots
2020 cc to 210°
2039 cc to 285°
2045 Locked Number Three (3) shaft.
2049 cs to 18 knots
2207 Wilson maneuvering to assume picket station 320°T, 40 miles.

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +11X Date: Thursday 30 October 1969
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Subic Bay, Repulic of the Philipines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       22° 38.5' N      By 1,2,3,4
λ     164° 26.6' W    By 1,2,3,4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       23° 42.5' N      By 2&4
λ     165° 17.8' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       26° 33.5' N      By 2&4
λ     166° 43.5' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) in transit from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Subic Bay, Republic of Philippine Islands in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 70 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
Wilson is maneuvering to assume picket station 320°T, 40 miles.
SOPA and OTC are Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Base course is 285°. Base speed is 18 knots.
0021 cc to 287°
0230 cc to 220°, cs to 10 knots
0239 cc to 230°
0245 cc to 285°
0313 cs to 18 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0620 cc to 320°. Commenced rendevous with USS Takelma (ATF-113) to enact medical evacuation.
0653 Ordered USS Wilson (DDG-7) to take station 320°T, 40 miles.
0717 cc to 318°
0730 Mustered crew on station. Absentee report to follow.

          W.C. Courtney, LCDR, USN

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0820 cs to 21 knots
0912 cs to 9 knots
0941 cs to 14 knots
0944 cs to 17 knots
0946 cs to 21 knots
0947 Received ship's absentee report. No new absentees or deletions.
1010 cc to 320°
1021 cs to 24 knots
1106 cc to 330°

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1217 Received ship's daily muster report for 29 Oct. 4 new absentees. 16 deletions.
1401 cc to 334°
1425 cs to 21 knots
1450 cs to 24 knots
1527 Received injury report from medical that Monpeaux, N.J., AN, V-2 Division, was admitted to sickbay at 1315 with a foreign body in his eye. Treatment administered by the medical officer. Disposition: Released to duty.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1848 cs to 21 knots

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

1940 cs to 24 knots
1941 cs to 25 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2015 cs to 15 knots
2035 cs to 10 knots
2055 Locked #4 shaft due to steam leak in #4 Main Engine.
2056 cs to 13 knots
2245 cs to 20 knots

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

2357 cc to 333°
2359 cs to 18 knots

          W.C. Courtney, LCDR, USN

USS Ranger (CVA-61) Zone +11X Date: Friday 31 October 1969
Passage from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Subic Bay, Repulic of the Philipines
Position       Zone       Time
0800
L       29° 57.1' N      By 2&4
λ     168° 35.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
1600
L       31° 18.5' N      By 2&4
λ     169° 23.5' W    By 2&4
  Position       Zone       Time
2000
L       30° 44.0' N      By 2&4
λ     172° 54.0' W    By 2&4
 
Legend:        1 - Celestial     
2 - Electronic  
3 - Visual         
4 - D.R.            

00-04 hours
Steaming in company with the USS Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) in transit from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii to Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippine Islands in accordance with ComFirstFlt second quarter FY 70 employment schedule.
The ship is in a condition of Readiness IV with Material Condition Yoke set.
The Wilson is in picket station 320°T, 40 miles.
SOPA and OTC are Commanding Officer USS Ranger. Screen commander is ComDesDiv 212 embarked in Wilson.
Base course is 335°. Base speed is 20 knots.
Wilson and Ranger enroute to USS Takelma (ATF-113) for emergency medical evacuation.
0041 cs to 20 knots
0338 cs to 9 knots

          W.C. Courtney, LCDR, USN

04-08 hours
Steaming as before.
0411 cs to 14 knots
0416 cs to 17 knots
0418 cs to 21 knots
0455 cs to 24 knots
0538 cc to 332°
0614 cc to 330°
0730 Mustered the crew on station. Absentee report to follow.

          T.G. Sanford, LT(jg), USNR

08-12 hours
Steaming as before.
0909 cs to 21 knots
0935 cs to 24 knots
1100 Tested the ship's general, chemical and collision alarms. Test satisfactory.

          J.E. Pendergrast, LT(jg), USNR

1150 cc to 270°
1158 Received injury reports from medical dept. Teneyck, A.E., AO3, VF-21, received injury when door on flight deck slammed open when he opened it, pinning his left arm at 1120. Reported to Sick Bay at 1125. Diagnosis: Contusion to left elbow. Disposition: X-rayed left arm to rule out fracture. Arm put in sling and released to light duty for 24 hours.
Shewfelt, M.C., ABFAN, V-4, received injury to left eye while cleaning overhead in flight deck area at 1115 when cleaning solution dropped in eye. Reported to Sick Bay at 1120. Diagnosis: Irritation to left eye. Disposition: Treated by medical officer and released to duty.

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

12-16 hours
Steaming as before.
1205 Helo number 004 and 006 airborne on route to USS Takelma (ATF-113) for pickup of patient with appendicitis attack.
1226 Assigned Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) to station L4.
1257 cc to 250°
1258 Released USS Takelma (ATF-113) to duties assigned.
1320 Helo 004 and 006 on deck after patient pickup from USS Takelma (ATF-113).
1324 cc to 270°
1335 cs to 12 knots
1349 Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7) commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds while approaching starboard side USS Ranger (CVA-61). Replenishment course is 270° speed 12 knots.
1352 First line over to Henry B. Wilson (DDG-7).
1406 Commenced transfer of fuel.
1412 Received draft report prior to transfer of fuel. Draft forward 35' 6", draft aft 35' 8".
1436 Received ship's daily absentee report. No new absentees. 6 deletions.
1514 Completed transfer of fuel.
1524 USS Wilson (DDG-7) maneuvering on various courses and speeds while clearing starboard side USS Ranger.
1528 cc to 255°. Wilson maneuvering to assume picket station 320° at 40 miles from Ranger.
1533 cs to 21 knots

          H.H. Taylor, CWO2, USN

1547 cc to 210°
1555 cc to 257°

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

16-18 hours
Steaming as before.
1607 cs to 24 knots

          J.A. Celmer, LT(jg), USN

18-20 hours
Steaming as before.
1802 Received ship's draft report after delivering fuel. Displacement: 76, 571. Draft, mean: 35' 3", forward: 35' 5", aft: 35' 1". List 1° port.
1808 cc to 256.5°
1900 Retarded all clocks one hour to conform with +12 Yankee time zone.

          M.E. Woerther, LT(jg), USNR

20-24 hours
Steaming as before.
2131 cs to 21 knots
2154 cs to 24 knots
2215 cc to 255°

          W.C. Courtney, LCDR, USN