September 20, 2009

The following is a record provided by Norm Eberle who was onboard the USS Murray first arriving on October 15, 1953, leaving on May 3, 1956.

The Murray was in Dry Dock at the time of my arriving.
January 12, 1954 left New York City
January 13, 1954 arrived Norfolk, Va.
January 15, 1954 left Norfolk, Va.
January 18, 1954 arrived Key West, Fla.
February 2, 1954 left Key West, Fla. For Gtmo
February 5, 1954 arrived Gtmo. Cuba
March 6-7, 1954 in port at Cape Haitian, Haiti
March 24, 1954 left Gtmo for Culbra
March 26, 1954 arrived Culbra at 4 AM-Gunnery practice
March 26, 1954 left Culbra at 7:45 PM
March 29, 1954 arrived Norfolk, Va.-3:15 PM
March 30, 1954 went into Radio Gang
May 3, 1954 went to Radio School-Norfolk-ship left for Med, Cruise
August 9, 1954 left Radio School
August 9, 1954 went aboard US Sierra AB 18
October 8, 1954 left Sierra and went back to the Murray
December 4, 1954 left Norfolk for Mayport, Fla.
December 6, 1954 arrived Mayport, Fla.
December 19, 1954 arrived back at Norfolk
February 4, 1955 left Norfolk for Springboard Operation
February 7, 1955 arrived Springboard-San Juan
February 12-13, 1955 Ciudad Trujillo, Dom. Republic
February 19-20, 1955 St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
February 25-28, 1955 San Juan, Porto Rico
February 28, 1955 Left San Juan for Norfolk
March 4, 1955 arrived Norfolk
July 6, 1955 left Norfolk for NPT-can not remember were
July 7, 1955 arrived NPT?????
July 25, 1955 left NPT for Bermuda
July 26, 1955 arrived Bermuda
August 5, 1955 left Bermuda area
August 6, 1955 arrived Norfolk
September 7, 1955 left Norfolk for Lisbon, Portugal
October 3, 1955 arrived Lisbon
October 10, 1955 left Lisbon for Norfolk
October 23, 1955 arrived Norfolk
January 23, 1956 left Norfolk for local operations
January 26, 1956 returned from local operations
February 13, 1956 left for Springboard operations
March 3, 1956 arrived St.Thomas V.I.
March 7, 1956 arrived Coco Solo, Panama
March 16, 1956 arrived Gtmo, Cuba
March 19, 1956 started for Norfolk
March 23, 1956 arrived Norfolk

This is where my duty aboard the USS Murray ended, I know that I have kind of explained my time while aboard but it may come in handy in the future if anyone is looking for time and places, hope this give you some idea of where the ship was during these times. Hope to see you next year at the reunion.