THE BLUE BONNET
OLONGAPO DRY DOCK
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again; it having been adrift again
when the BRUTUS' lines carried
away, during which time we drifted
100 miles back over our course toward
the United States."
Added to these worries was the
fear that their water and coal would
not last until they reached Port Said.
The real threat to the expedition came
when word was flashed from the
dock itself that her plates were opening
up due to the rivets rapidly becoming
loosened. Rather than run the
risk of the DEWEY being lost in mid
ocean the commander changed course
and put in at Las Palma, Canary
Islands, for repairs and supplies.
On April 7 in the eastern Mediterranean,
about 20 miles offshore from
Malta, a gale was encountered which
not only brought the worst weather
of the trip, but again setting the
dock adrift. For two days they rode
out the storm keeping the dock from
beaching by every vessel putting a
line over to her and towing under
full power seaward. They didn't move
a mile, but it kept the dock safe.
Transit of the Suez Canal was effected
with little trouble. After Singapore
was reached, there was but 1300
miles to go to Olongapo.
Subic Bay was sighted in the early
morning of July 10, 1906, and soon
the DEWEY was safely anchored.
A few hours later the towing ships
stood out for the return trip home,
with hearts glad to be on their way
back to home which they hadn't seen
in over half a year - and with no
dock to tow.
American men- of- war have not
been the only customers for the DEWEY.
Of the more than 1900 ships
docked in her basin, many have been
commercial ships of American registry
and also of nearly every other
nation except Japan. No trace of
Japanese ships having been docked
were in the Journal. There were German
ships even in 1918; French,
Dutch, English, and cruisel's from
several different navies have been
docked in this great servant of our
Once the dock sank when, on May
23, 1910, it was flooded to a coaling
barge level to make the coaling process
easier; workmen did not raise
it that night, since two destroyers
\ vere to be docked the next day and
it would have to be lowered again.
When they returned the next morning,
the DEWEY was on the bottom
SOME SHORT AUTO TRIPS
For those who would like to see
more of the scenic attractions of the
Philippines, renting a taxi is perhaps
the most desirable mode of transportation.
Roads are good, and taxis
may be engaged at surprisingly low
prices, especially when a carful of
people go together. We are passing
on the following information for those
who may be interested.
Make sure meter of car work.
Yellow taxis are O. K., as well as
others. Larger cars marked 15c &
5c carry 4 men. 15c is for first 9/ 16
mile; 5c for each 3/ 8 mile additional.
The cost of a trip to Cavite, one way,
from Manila Hotel to Navy Yard gate
is P3.00, about 22 miles.
Smaller cars marked 10c & 5c carry
3 men. 10c is for first lh mile; 5c
for each additional lh mile. Cost to
Cavite, one way about P2.30.
Larger cars charge 75c an hour for
waiting; smaller cars a little less.
The meter registers waiting time.
Return trip at double cost of one
way. If car returns empty, add $. 50
charge, from Cavite - you can return
by - ferry fl'ee.
To GUADALUPE RUI S, PATEROS
(" Ducktown," home of baluts),
and FT. McKINLEY- about 20 miles
round trip. Out Calle Herran to Route
109A, thence to Guadalupe Ruins,
and on to Pateros. This trip gives
one a fine opportunity to observe
the native life of the islands.
To MONTABAN GORGE and BAT
CAVES. 20 miles one way, bats fly
at dusk. Route 82.
To TAGAYTAY CITY A D
RIDGE. 38 miles one way to Tagaytay
City. Persons making this trip
should especially note the forests and
plantations along the way.
of the bay. Salvage operations began
immediately, but it was not until
June 29 that it was raised. Since
that time very strict supervision has
been exercised over its operation and
definite areas of responsibility e tablished
together with marine sentries
posted to keep guard over the dock.
Some years ago the DEWEY was
converted into an oil burner. She has
more than paid for her cost to the
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Lt. ( jg) J. D. Lamade has recently
been promoted to a full Lieutenant.
After graduating from the U. S. Naval
Academy in 1932, Lt. Lamade
served for two years as an Ensign
on the Maryland. He then went to
Pensacola for flight instructions,
leaving in 1935 to go to squadron
VS- 4 on the Langley, then operating
as an aircraft carrier. Mr. Lamade
has served on four of our aircraft
carriers, the Langley, Saratoga, Lexington,
and the Ranger. He then
went Asiatic, and was transferred
from the Augusta to the Houston
upon arrival on the Asiatic Station.
Congratulations LIEUTENANT Lamade.
Brown, BM 2c, coxswain of the
pulling whaleboat, almost had a mutiny
on his hands when he took the
whaleboat crew out that time at
Mariveles. It was just a little past
sunset, and the beach looked more
and more inviting in the red glow
of sunset, with its cool white sand,
tall cocoanut trees and all. " Let's
go ashore," they began saying, and
they pulled a little harder. " Stop!"
he cried, but to no avail. Just then
the boat went aground in the shallow
water, but still a long ways from
shore. Brown heaved a sigh of relief,
for their attention was diverted to
getting the boat back into deep water,
and the incident was over.
Callison, MAA, man. ag'er of the
boxing team, enjoyed the show at
the Santa Ana Turf Club where several
of the Houston boxers were perticipating
in a smoker. Rumor has
it that he liked the gala 15- act floor
show so much that he had to borrow
some money from one of the judges
to take the red- headed hula dancer
home afterwards. ( Ed.- Oh, for the
life of a boxer!)
WILD ANIMALS YOU SHOULD
THE LIO is called the King of
Beasts because that is the main thing
about him. He has tactile facial vibrissae
or whiskers provided with
large nerve- bulbs about the size of
peas. If you examine these closels
for several moments your time hasn't
come yet. The Lion is a generous
foe because he kills with one blow of
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