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Offline Mark D

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New Year's Deck Log
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2005, 13:22:34 PM »
I don't know the history behind the New Year's Deck Log entry, but I know it goes back quite a while. Maybe some of you can fill that part in.

What I do know is that the Quarterdeck Watch had to come up with a poem of some sorts for the 00 to 04 initial deck log entry. Here is the first New Year's Deck Log entry for the USS King from January 1, 1961:

Moored starboard side to pier five berth C
at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington for all to see
with six standard mooring lines doubled
and four spring wires so we won’t be troubled.
The conditions set are readiness V, modified YOKE.
At least for a while there’ll be no black smoke.
Receiving all services from the pier
(at PSNS you need never fear).
Units present include many ships of renown.
SOPA hangs out on the mighty YORKTOWN.
The temperature is low the sky is clear
and with a cup of coffee we toast the new year.

FC1(SW), WF / CF Division, 1986 - 1990
USS King (DLG-10/DDG-41) Association Historian

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