Hawks whips his crew into shape, intentionally becoming a martinet to ensure the frustrations of his rookie crew center on him, forging them into a concentrated unit. 19, USS South Dakota BB57 War Damage Report No. Reduction gears were washed and steamed and all gear teeth were wiped out. time her tow line parted for the second time. Beginning work with the main engines all machinery was dismantled and overhauled completely. 37. Large quantities of fuel oil flowed out on the water on the starboard side. As will be noted on plates III and IV, both of these ships have deep wing fuel oil tanks abreast the boiler rooms and fresh water tanks abreast the engine room. Steps shall be taken accordingly to insure that the report will be seen by those persons responsible for design, construction and repair of naval vessels, as well as for their operation, but by no others. The Executive Officer, who was on the port side of "C" deck just forward of the uptakes, reported. He was 85. Dad loved the movie, even while acknowledging it to be an overblown Hollywood production. But he smiled anyway throughout the movie. Fire followed the explosions immediately and, as stated above, was uncontrollable; all machinery being out of action and the heavy list making it hard to move around. To view this content, please use one of the following compatible browsers: The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Divers closed off the hole in bulkhead 80 on the No. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport (APA-22), launched late 1943 with regular-Navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. At 0720 USS COLE took off all hands but the salvage party, and at 1015, with her engine room flooded, ELECTRA was taken under tow by CHEROKEE (AT66). Fires were started by the hits and could not be controlled as there were no means available for fighting them. It appears that this was actually installed before the ship was torpedoed. This completed the flooding and brought the second deck about five feet below the waterline, the remaining freeboard at frame 113 being only about five feet. 53, USS Independence CVL22 & USS Denver CL58 War Damage Report No. Soon, they join the battle in Makin, in the South Pacific, where Hawks expects to set time and efficiency records. Noting Dave's anger, Hawks admits that he suffers blinding headaches and must have a competent replacement available. After two ambushes, Dave surveys the damage: twenty-six men have died, the ship has suffered extreme impairment and Hawks has received another head injury. With the captain almost comatose, Dave takes charge, ordering a hole patched in the Belinda 's hull. "Belinda", Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-Navy Captain Jebediah S. Hawks (Jeff Chandler) and ex-merchant Lieutenant Dave MacDougall (George Nader) as boat commander. The available facts are as follows: (1) At a 26 foot draft and with an assumed permeability of .80, both had a floodable length of only two compartments (margin line at main deck). The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Mourning his dead commander, Dave states that Hawks has made each of them a better soldier than they could ever have hoped. Jackson, who thinks he can arrange the gear "scientifically;" Gilbert Hubert, a filthy hillbilly who loves his job mulching garbage; and the executive officer, well-to-do naval reservist Commander Quigley. Fraser snubs Quigley for not volunteering to go, Dave asks Hawks why he was not chosen. Amphibious/Attack Transports were designed to sail to the site of amphibious operations carrying assault troops and support equipment. that there was a glow of short duration just abaft the uptakes following the first hit. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. Whip and vibration were apparent throughout the ship. Keith Andes, the tall, raw-boned actor who had a notable career in film, television and stage, died on November 11 at his home in Canyon Country, California. That same year, he made his film debut as one of Loretta Young's brothers in The Farmer's Daughter (1947). The summation of these effects, i.e., 6 feet of center of buoyancy rise minus 10 feet of loss in metacentric radius (BM) plus the 5 feet gained in BM equals the one foot increase in initial stability after flooding was completed. 1 deep tank. As they set sail, Hawks gruffly informs Dave that, although he recognizes the sacrifices Dave has made, he wants him to forget the past and accept Hawks as the ultimate authority. 35. (i) C.O. Boats continued in the vicinity of the ship until about 2030. 32, Destroyer Report - Gunfire, Bomb and Kamikaze Damage, Destroyer Report - Torpedo and Mine Damage and Loss in Action, Submarine Report - Vol. In less than 30 seconds the fireroom flooded with oil and water to a level at least four feet above the floor plates, and within five minutes the stern of the ship had settled so that the deck beading aft was not more than three feet above the water. They arrive in Japan, where a huge fleet of kamikazes immediately attacks. The anchor chain was slipped and the ship was allowed to drift toward the beach with the wind and tide. Away All Boats was based on the best-selling memoir of the same title written by Kenneth M. Dodson, a former executive officer of the naval attack transport the USS Pierce. 12. Timbers and cargo in the holds were thrown about, and a man in No. 45, USS New Orleans CA32 War Damage Report No. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) -- story of Los Alamos atomic bomb project Left Column --Attack Transports numbered APA-1 through APA-99: APA-1: Doyen (1943-1946), originally AP-2; APA-2: Harris (1940-1948), 2 deep tanks were open for ventilation, the water immediately flooded up into No. According to studio press materials, Universal's vice-president in charge of production, Edward Muhl, bought the screen rights to the novel in March 1954. 47, USS Enterprise CV6 War History 1941 - 1945, USS Franklin CV-13 War Damage Report No. Investigation showed that all panel boxes secured to bulkhead 80 on the starboard side were out of commission. This is the intimate and heroic story of the attack transport Belinda. Sump tanks were pumped, refilled with fresh water, pumped and wiped dry. The book became a best seller. The USS Fremont played a minor roll in the making of this movie. 25. RUTLEDGE was at anchor in the transport area off Fedala, French Morocco, riding to the port anchor in 23 fathoms of water with 60 fathoms of chain. The film was produced by Universal Pictures. The ship was unloading to the beach with all boilers on the line and engines ready for immediate use. 1, War Damage Report No. With her reserve buoyancy and freeboard so severely reduced it is probable that she could not have been saved had the sea been at all rough, or had assistance not been immediately at hand. 26, USS Saratoga CV3 War Damage Report No. Fragment damage to the third deck in way of the hit is also visible. She remained with her stern awash for some time and then began to sink slowly until the rudder apparently hit bottom. JOSEPH HEWES, Action report dated 16 November 1942. She then slowly turned over to starboard, the stern coming up and the bow going down until the keel was practically level with the water. With twice as much work, the men complain bitterly, but soon finish the magnificent Albatross . Both were hit near the quarterpoint and both had more than two compartments flooded - thus bringing the main deck under the water and causing the ships to sink from progressive loss of buoyancy. The captain (Jeff Chandler) of the attack transport USS Belinda inspires his crew to bravery against kamikazes. A patch for the large hole on the starboard side was constructed from the steel hatch covers and hatch beams from No. In late 1943, former Merchant Marine captain Dave MacDougall accepts a demotion to lieutenant in order to join the Navy and fight in World War II. Bureau of Ships (c) C.O. Flooding directly due to the hits was apparently limited to the immediate vicinity of the machinery spaces as one officer reported that about 20 minutes after the torpedoing no water could be seen in holds 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 or 8 as viewed. 56, USS Houston CL81 War Damage Report No. Flooding in No. This period of negative stability existed for only a short period of time after which the ship came back to the upright position and remained so until flooding stopped. The ship heeled sharply to port, then rolled to starboard about 40° and finally settled on a list of about 200 to starboard. Apparently, neither ship developed an excessive list immediately after the damage, although RUTLEDGE did list to starboard as a result of unsymmetrical rapid flooding as indicated on plate II. U.S.S. 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After one month of production in the Caribbean, the company returned to California to shoot the remaining scenes at the San Diego Naval Base and the Universal lot. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. 16. There have been other cases which pointed out the danger of extending flooding through shaft alley doors, (see Bureau of Ships War Damage Report No. The fragment attack on bulkhead 113 opened large holes into No. 29. U.S.S. At about 1930 all remaining officers abandoned the ship as there was no hope of rescuing those still trapped inside. On Thursday evening, 12 November, 1942, U.S.S. If Andes lacked the star power to be a consistent Hollywood lead, he certainly had no problems with television. 36. 3 hold thus took place quickly from both sides. 6 cargo hold. (b) C.O. 2 hold near the forward bulkhead and about 10 to 15 feet below the waterline. ELECTRA - looking forward and to starboard at the inside of the patch over the torpedo hole. (e) C.O. 3 hold and on 12 December 1942 this large patch was placed over the side and secured in place with hogging lines, (see photo No. 13. It is possible, however, that the concussion of the second hit literally blew the fire out. Almost laughable incompetence gradually improves, but the crew remains far from perfect when the ship sees action, landing troops on enemy beachheads. 4. An officer stationed on the port side of the stack reported that it was "like a volcano" right after the hit. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." ELECTRA - port side looking forward and showing the small patches over fragment holes. 3 hold (cargo loading (reference (j)) shown on plate V). There were 11 large holes and numerous smaller ones in the port side. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty with which to deal as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown". This is an authentic 1954 printing of Kenneth Dodson's book Away All Boats. 3 hold was then pumped out and patches were concreted from the inside (see photos 3 and 4). One day, inexperienced Ensign Twitchell identifies approaching planes as Japanese, and Quigley must quickly save the planes, which are actually American, from friendly fire. The next morning, Dave notes examples of the unskilled crew, including "Sacktime" Riley, a lazy deckhand; Lieut. 32. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. She is a World War II Victory Class Attack Transport who main battery, as the Captain said, are her boats (we carried 26). EDWARD RUTLEDGE, War Diary. The story of U.S.S. This was largely due to the fact that the density of the cargo was high and the hold was therefore practically open. In such a helpless condition and with the heavy list, it was necessary to abandon both ships to the progressive flooding which finally caused them to sink. Brush riggings were cleaned and studs and insulation renewed as necessary. 26. APA/LPAs had the capacity to hold a full battalion of troops, including all facilities for troops including, berthing, messing , medical and dental care, and recreational facilities. U.S.S. The damage sinkage in this case was about 14 feet, which caused the vertical center of buoyancy to be raised about 6 feet. 2. During the early stages of flooding, the stability losses due to the free surface exceeded the initial stability so that a condition of negative stability resulted which listed the ship. The diesels for the two main generators were badly damaged. At sea days later, the crew practices their landing maneuvers, proving themselves awkward and slow. 21. 54, USS Capella AK13 & USS Alhena AKA9 War Damage Report No. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." From the engine room the water entered the shaft alley through a leaky door and through unpacked glands around electric cable, and when the shaft alley was flooded, the water entered the after magazines from the shaft alley through an electric cable hole in the deck of the handling room. 14. to SecNav of 23 November 1942. The present policy of the Bureau in this matter for new conversions is to blank off the shaft alley at the engine room with bolted plates where there is other access to the shaft alley and where there is no machinery in the shaft alley. He reported passing twice along the port passageway next to the uptakes and that he got blisters on his hands from fires in the uptakes. Find something to watch or recommend about The USA strikes back. (d) C.O. Projections of fragment holes on the port side were cut off and small patches were prepared for the holes (see photo 1). This increase in initial stability was caused by the combination of two factors: (a) The freeboard before damage was great enough to permit the ship to sink a large amount without submerging the bulkhead deck. Just then, however, Dave is informed that the propeller has broken, leaving them drifting aimlessly. It also caused the cabin and adjacent rooms under the bridge structure to collapse, apparently from the weight of plastic protection installed above them. (g) C.O. The steering engine room reported "violent vertical whipping" and the forward 3" gun group reported "severe vibration". 27, USS Chincoteague AVP24 War Damage Report No. The Bureau had instructed SCOTT in a letter dated 5 September, 1942 to keep wing tanks full - at least to the waterline. No. 27. Parts were washed down with fresh water, followed by a steam jet, wiped dry and sprayed with lubricating oil. Hawks once again insists that he needs Dave on board, and mentions that Quigley also wanted to go but was refused, raising Dave's estimation of the executive officer. Flames, smoke, oil, water and debris were thrown up abreast the stack and came down over the ship as far forward as the end of the upper deck. 3 hold side with a patch of timber and mattresses and on completion of this patch the engine room was pumped dry. Mission of the Shark (1991) -- dropped off key parts for the atomic bomb, then sunk June 1945 and attacked by sharks. He appears stronger than ever after a mine threatens the ship and then is detonated by one of the Belinda 's sharpshooters, but back in his cabin, Hawks studies his shaking hands. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. The ship slid under and disappeared at 1848, approximately 1-3/4 hours after the torpedoing. 3 hold and was followed immediately by two smaller explosions, probably caused by bangalore torpedoes in the cargo. 4. This can readily be the margin which saves or loses the ship. 11. If the attack transport you want does not have an active link on this page, contact the Photographic Section concerning other research options. While the men struggle to fix the hole, the ship begins to list, but they miraculously finish the patch before the ship sinks. 1 deep tank from above. In view of present material shortages, particularly special treatment steel, however, the use of plastic protection as a substitute must be accepted in many cases. The Commanding Officer of SCOTT recommended that use of "concrete" (plastic) protection for bridge structures be discontinued. 1. 2 hold and No. generator and two 300 k.w. Although Dave wants to go, Ensign Kruger is assigned instead, and while Lieut. The story of USS ‘Belinda’, Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. 31. 61, USS Northampton CA26 War Damage Report No. The immediate large list to starboard unquestionably was caused by the quick unsymmetrical flooding of starboard tanks and the refrigeration spaces just abaft the engine room on "F" deck combined with a considerable loss of initial stability due to the free surface created. When it became apparent that nothing could be done to save the ship, the Commanding Officer ordered the ship abandoned. She therefore took over the tow and RAVEN continued pumping until about 2245, at which time she cleared ELECTRA's side and trailed her into Casablanca. No other information is available concerning the extent of the flooding. 38, USS North Carolina BB55 War Damage Report No. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. (1) At a draft of 30 feet and with an assumed permeability of .85 at the ends and .90 amidships, these ships had a three-compartment standard to the main deck at the quarterpoints and a four-compartment standard amidships without approaching the main deck. 2 holds immediately and No. HUGH L. SCOTT (AP43) After reading this story, those that have been at war will say, "this is how it was". from the main deck, although the bottom of each was thickly covered with fallen timbers. USS STANSBURY (DMS8) commenced towing at 1350 and towed with difficulty until 1640, at which. 6 and 7 holds. In both SCOTT and BLISS the loss of power could not be helped. Fresh water pumps were stopped but the main engines were operated until the lubricating oil pumps stopped and water was level with the main engine operating deck. 8. The Commanding Officer attempted to slip the anchor chain and back the ship onto the beach, but the excessive trim by the bow placed the forecastle under water and backing the engines did no good as the propeller was out of water. As a matter of principle, however, wing tanks should be kept full, at least to the waterline, whenever possibility of underwater damage exists. 2 engine were installed in No. On his new amphibious attack transport ship, the Belinda , Dave is awakened in the middle of the night to meet the newly arrived captain, Jebediah S. Hawks. Certainly, her chances of survival would have been much improved. The list, however, bears investigation. Attack transport is a United States Navy ship classification for a variant of ocean-going troopship adapted to transporting invasion forces ashore. Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." 23. 62, USS Quincy CA39, Astoria CA34 & Vincennes CA44 War Damage Report No. And few anticipate the challenges in store at Okinawa... May Salvage operations were undertaken immediately and divers from CHEROKEE made temporary patches which permitted pumping of No. … All insulation was coated with air-drying insulating varnish. Back on the ship, Quigley calls for volunteers to find a passage through a treacherous lagoon in order to rescue a trapped troop. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. The searchlight platform shook and guys to the stack were snapped. Jebediah S. Hawks is in charge of USS Belinda, an attack transport readying itself to take the war to the Japanese in the Pacific. BLISS never received similar instructions because acquisition was made by the Navy just prior to this operation and time did not permit a stability analysis or investigation. (j) C.O. USS Sanborn APA-193 (1944-1960) The USS Sanborn was a Haskell class attack transport that carried up to 1,500 combat troops and their equipment including landing craft, patrol boats, and small submarines. Reconditioning the engine room proved to be a major job. The story of USS Belinda, Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with a regular-navy captain and ex-merchant captain as boat commander. Both of these ships remained afloat for some hours after the damage was sustained, but both listed heavily to starboard immediately upon being hit. Joseph Hewes (APA22), Edward Rutledge (APA24), Hugh L. Scott (AP43), Tasker H. Bliss (AP42) & Electra (AKA4) - War Damage Report No. The crew assembles the boats with unprecedented efficiency, and eventually the safety of the nearby island is within sight. Shortly after the torpedoing of RUTLEDGE and SCOTT at 1732, TASKER H. BLISS was hit simultaneously on the starboard side by two torpedoes. It is known, however, that she was engaged in unloading cargo to the beach at Fedala on 12 November, 1942. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. You can browse by time period. 6 hold, resulting in complete darkness. Released in United States on Video May 5, 1988, Released in United States Spring May 1956. Hawks struggles to his feet to see with his own eyes that the Belinda is out of harm's way, after which he finally allows himself to collapse. Army." Despite personal friction, the two have plenty to deal with as the only experienced officers on board during the "shakedown." Includes reunion information, links to command associations and crew contributed photos. All Rights Reserved. It is to be noted that this is almost identical with the torpedoing of HUGH L. SCOTT. At 1732, 12 November, about one minute after the first torpedo hit EDWARD RUTLEDGE, two torpedoes hit SCOTT on the starboard side. For vessels now in service, a swinging type watertight door is required. 7. 5. 32, Transports Torpedoed Off Fedela, 11-15 November 1942. The refrigeration spaces probably flooded all the way across in a short time and nearly all of the final list thus is attributable to the flooding of wing tanks. Noting Dave's disappointment, Hawks states that he also wanted a better assignment, and plans to make the Belinda a flawless fighting unit in order to earn a place on a cruiser. Hawks appears coldly harsh in his reprimand, but in private, labors under the heavy burden of ensuring the safety of his large group of untrained men. The engine room was abandoned at about 0700 and continued to flood. Upon reaching the beach, the soldiers suffer many losses and tensions between officers escalate. Here, his stalwart presence and commanding baritone made him more than servicable for television through three decades: (Goodyear Theatre, Playhouse 90, The Ford Television Theatre); '60s: (Perry Mason, The Rifleman, Star Trek, The Outer Limits, Glynis); and '70s (Cannon, The Streets of San Francisco). Binding is tight pages are secure an unmarked. 6 hold filled and the main deck aft was soon awash, the list gradually decreasing to not more than 3° as the ship settled. At 0030, the BLISS was observed from shore to be burning fiercely from stem to stern and ammunition was exploding every few seconds. All spring bearings were rolled out and thoroughly cleaned. The entire cast and crew boarded in St. Thomas and filmed aboard the USS Randall, renamed the Belinda for the film, and shot deck and aerial photography of the Navy's maneuvers. Sign Up now to stay up to date with all of the latest news from TCM. Actually, the net result was such that ELECTRA was in a rather dangerous condition where the slightest error in the handling of the ship might have resulted in her loss. No machinery or electrical derangements occurred in the plant throughout the return voyage, which speaks well for the promptness and thoroughness of the repair measures undertaken by the ship's force. It was reported that wooden bulkheads throughout the ship collapsed (reference (c)). Even though initially tight at the builder's yard, bulkheads must be checked by the ship's force at frequent intervals. All U.S. Navy Attack Transports (APA) in commission during WWII listed by class; with descriptions and links to individual ship pages. in education from Temple University in 1943, he pursued a stage career in earnest, and in 1947 scored a triumph in the Broadway musical The Chocolate Soldier, where he won a Theatre World Award for his performance. At 1140 CHEROKEE went alongside to attempt to pump out the engine room, and at 1215 USS RAVEN (AM55) went alongside to assist in pumping, using all available portable pumps including some borrowed from destroyers in the screen. The engineer force was split into three sections and worked three shifts 24 hours a day and seven days a week. At about 0640, 15 November, while proceeding to Fedala and about 17 miles off the coast, ELECTRA was struck. He reported that for the next hour the list seemed to increase gradually and objects kept sliding across the deck. SCOTT and BLISS present a somewhat different picture. The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. The ship that served as the "Belinda" in the movie was a sister ship to the one I served on in the Pacific Amphibious Force in the 1960s. U.S.S. 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