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Long Beach, Calif., 19 September, 1936 Number XXXVI
HMS APPOLO VI8. ITS SAN PEDRO
The HMS APPOLO, Flagship of
Admiral Robert Best, C. B., D. S. O.
MVO., commanding the Royal Navy's
American and West Indies station arrived
Thursday morning for a week's
visit to San Pedro. At present she is
tied up near the Navy Landing, San
Pedro, Berth 57.
The APPOLO, which was commissioned
at Devonport dockyard last
January, is first of the Royal Navy's
new six- inch- gun cruisers to visit
the Pacific. Displacing 6980 tons, she
carries a main battery of eight sixinch
guns, four four- inch anti- craft
guns and four three- pounders. She
is 550 feet long and carries a complement
of 550 oicers and men.
Upon her arrival the HOUSTON
as flagship of the SOPA rendered
appropriate honors for the US Fleet.
Official calls were exchanged by Admiral
Best and Admiral Tarrant and
the Wardroom Officers of the two
After leaving San Pedro this coming
Wednesday she will spend a short
time at Acapulco, Mexico, proceeding
thence to Bermuda, her home port. .. .,
WRESTLING HOPES BRIGHT
Under the able tutilege of Lt. ( jg)
Young, asisted by Wellbourne and
JuuI, our mat artists are rapidly
Many new faces are seen on the
squad, adding power and balance to
the nucleous formed by members of
former squads. We feel sure the
squad will reap well earned benefits
ENLISTMENT8. IN THE NAVAL
Since Class F- 2 of the Fleet Naval
Reserve has been abolished, the Bureau
desires to obtain as many enlistments
as possible in Class V- 4 of
the Naval Reserve.
To this end it is desired that commanding
officers insure that each man
eligible who has indicated his intention
not to reenist in the Navy upon
discharge, be informed of his privilege
of reenlistment in Class V- 4
of the Naval Reserve, and of the benefits
and obligations attached thereto,
as noted below in paragraphs 5 and 6.
To be eligible, a man must be a citizen
of the United States, honorably discharged
from the regular Navy, recommended
for reenlistment, and must
enlist in the Naval Reserve within
three months from date of discharge
from the regular Navy.
Enlistments may be effected on
board by the commandng officer of
a ship or station in a similiar manner
to enlistment in the Navy by execution
of Form N. Nav. 351, Shipping Articles.
On enlistment, service record,
Form N. Nav. 352 a supply of which
may be obtained from the Bureau,
should be prepared and forwarded to
the Commandant of the Naval District
in which the man's home address is
located. Instructions in Articles H- 1301,
1310, 1313, and 1315 Bureau , f
Navigation Manual should be noted
in this connection.
Information concerning Class V- 4
of the Naval Reserve.
A. - BENEFITS
( a) Not subject to draft in the
event of war, b~ lt is assured of service
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THE ATHLETIC PROGRAM
The official annual athletic competition
will start in earnest in the
next week or so. The general plan
was decided upon at a conference of
athletic officers last Monday. Detailed
schedules will be published very soon.
The following is a rougq outline of
the program for our unit which consists
of the Cruisers and Base Force:
Baseball- There will be two leagues,
the first composed of ships now
operating in this area, toe second of
ships absent in Navy Yards but expected
to return before spring. The
HOUSTON being in the first league
will enter the fall series which is expected
to start within ten days.
Basketball- There will be one league,
with all cruisers present represented,
season commencing about
15 November and continuing until
about 15 February.
Boxing and Wrestling- There will
be an elimination series so worked
out that both individuals and teams
will receive credit for winning bouts.
Ships will be paired for the first bout
and the winner in each weight will
meet the winner of an<.> ther pair of
ships and so on unti the unit ( Force)
championship is decided. The Scouting
Force champions will be entered
against the Battle Force champions
for the Fleet Championship belts.
Our first official bouts are expected
within three weeks and the Force
champions will be determined by 1
Rowing- There will be three separate
series of races; the first for
marine crews, will be held before
Christmas, the second for blue- jackets
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