November 1965 to November 1966..
Melvin J. Carpenter USN
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TWO ALONG SIDE SHIPS BECAME DIVING REEFS - HMCS DDE-261 & HMCS DDE-262 like KAWISHIWI WILL SOON.
This log was sent to Patrick Bean 62-66, 9 months before the Captain Passed Away on July 9, 2010.
November 24 -26, 1965; Reported Aboard USS Kawishiwi AO-146.
The Captain looked over the shop, was impressed with her size.
November 27, 1965; Command of USS Kawishiwi AO-146 was changed
from Captain C. S. Tanner to Captain M. J. Carpenter.
November 28; 1965. Picked up Ammo and moved to Ops. piers.
The boilers have passed hydro tests and were lighted. They were underway.
November 30, 1965; Trying to catch task group.
December 1; seas are rough, the jungle deck is taking a beating.