Editors are Ens. Dick Layton and Ray Serna with the help of Robert Reemesnyder, Thomas Miller, Don Smith, Steve Blasdell, Wally Payne, Frid Jaramillo, Dave Korenke, Fred Hess and Dave Kappes.
Ray Serna was the staff photographer.
USS Kawishiwi AO-146
..This Book is deticated to the principles which
further brotherhood in the hope that one day
all men will love one another. Scuba Diving Personnel Transfer
Photos at Sea
documents KAWISHIWI's seventeenth deployment off the coast of
Asia from Janurary to October in 1972. Since many naval ships
required to stay at sea for thirty days or more patroling off the coast
of Vietnam, they relied heavily on service force ships like the KAWISHIWI
for fuel and supplies. The highly specialized evolution of underway
(UNREP) can be carried out during the daylight hours or under the cover
While steaming alongside one, and sometimes two other sjips, KAWISHIWI has transfered dry cargo, mail, passengers, food provisions and even ammunition. After 256 days of deployment, the "Special K" and her crew had steamed 47,700 miles, "UNREPED" 234 SHIPS and transferred 46 million gallons of fuel, 225 tons of fleet freight and 31 tons of mail.
Although we spent 103 days in the combat zone of Vietnam coast, we also spent 100 days inport sightseeing, drinking SAN MIGUEL beer, and repairing and reloading the ship.
Commanding over 280 Personnel
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