Pocono AGC-16 - History

Pocono AGC-16 - History

Pocono

(AGC-16: dp. 13,910; 1. 459'; b. 63'; dr. 24'; s. 16 k., cpl. 490
a. 2 5"; cl. Adirondak)

Pocono (AGC-16), an amphibious force flagship, was laid down 30 November 1944 and launched 25 January 1945 by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Co., Wilmington, N.C. sponsored by Miss Mary V. Carmines of Messiek, Va. acquired by the Navy 15 Febrllary 1945, towed to Hoston for fitting out, and commissioned 29 December 1945, Captain H. A. Sailor in command.

Pocono departed Boston 18 March 1946 for Key West, Fla., en route to Guantanamo Bay for shakedown. The ship then proceeded to Washington, D.C., via Norfolk, and arrived in the nation's capital 7 May.

During the next few years, she operated off the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Trinidad. Early in 1948, she was flagship of Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, Commander Atlantic Fleet.

Pocono decommissioned at Norfolk 19 June 1949 and moved to Bayonne, N.J., where she entered the Atlantic ReEerve Fleet.

Pocono recommissioned 18 August 1951 to serve as flagship for Commander, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet. She operated in this capacity in the Caribbean and off the East Coast of the U.S. until 1956.

On 31 October 1956, during the Suez Crisis, the Commanderin-Chief, Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, embarked in Pocono, and remained on board until 13 December.

In September 1957 Pocono served as flagship for a 38-ship amphibious task force in NATO exercise "Deepwater" off the coast of Turkey.

In early 1958 Pocono served as flagship for operation "Packard X," an Atlantic Fleet amphibious exercise at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 23 June 1958 she departed the U.S. bound for the Mediterranean. She was diverted to Beirut, Lebanon, where she controlled the landing that assisted that nation. During her three month stay in Beirut, she performed such funetlons as air control and command eommutlications. Beeause of the Beirut Crisis the regular six-month Mediterranean deployment was extended to nine months, with Poeono returning to Norfolk 20 March 1959.

On 11 January 1960 Poeono again departed Norfolk for the Mediterranean where she participated in four amphibious l~nding exercises, including a joint NATO landing at Porto Seudo, Sardinia, before returning to Norfolk 14 June. She participated in Caribbean landing exercises in July 1960 and February 1961.

On 11 April 1961 she departed for the Mediterranean, and participated in several amphibious landings, including a joint rTATO landing at Saros Gulf, Turkey, before returning to Norfolk 12 October.

After an extensive overhaul she departed 10 April 1962 for the Caribbean, and 23 July for the Mediterranean. When the Cuban Crisis arose, Pocorzo was recalled to the United States. She carried the flag of Commander, Amphibious Forces, Atlantic, and remained in operational readiness in Norfolk.

For the rest of 1962, 1963, and through most of 1964 Pocono remained in the U.S. In early 1964 she participated in two landing exercises at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 11 October she deployed for "Steelpike I", which included an assault with helieopter landings at Huelva Bay, Spain. She returned to Norfolk 25 November.

Poeono departed Norfolk 21 May 1965 enroute to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to aid in the peace-keeping operation there. She provided the platform from which Vice

Admiral McCain directed the naval forces' support of this operation.

From late 1965 through early 1968 Pocono participated in further operations in the Caribbean and off the east coast of the U.S., returning to Norfolk 24 February 1968.


USS Pocono (AGC-16)

USS Pocono (AGC-16) was an Adirondack class amphibious force command ship named after a range of mountains in Eastern Pennsylvania. She was designed as an amphibious force flagship, a floating command post with advanced communications equipment and extensive combat information spaces to be used by the amphibious forces commander and landing force commander during large-scale operations.

Pocono, an amphibious force flagship, was laid down 30 November 1944 and launched 25 January 1945 by the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington, N. C., sponsored by Miss Mary V. Carmines of Messick, acquired by the Navy 15 February 1945 towed to Boston for fitting out and commissioned 29 December 1945, Captain H. A. Sailor in command.


Pocono AGC-16 - History

The USS Pocono (AGC-16) in June of 1970, colliding with the CGC Courier in the Chesapeake Bay.

"What I am about to tell you is clouded with 31 years of cobwebs, but I will tell you what I saw and remember as the best of my memory can recall. I was the leading signalman on duty the day we were returning to port. . . . . We were returning to port after doing local ops for a short duration, the time of day was around mid-day and it was a beautiful clear sunny day. We were approaching the Hampton roads channel and a Coast Guard ship [CGC Courier] was coming toward us from the other direction. The crew of the Coast Guard ship was in formation on the Forecastle and remained in formation right up to the moment of the collision (which I thought sort of comical as they all fell forward like bowling pins when we hit.) I think we (the Pocono ) were at fault. My lookouts informed the officer of the deck that we were on a collision course with the Coast Guard and I remember him telling us that we had the right of way and thanked us for the info. The Coast Guard ship sounded his whistle warning us but we never gave way or altered our course. At the last minute the officer of the deck hollered to sound the collision alarm and to brace for impact. The rest, as they say is history."


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1946� [ edit | edit source ]

Pocono departed Boston on 18 March 1946 for Key West, Florida, en route to Guantanamo Bay for shakedown. The ship then proceeded to Washington, D.C., via Norfolk, and arrived in the nation’s capital on 7 May.

During the next few years, she operated off the Atlantic coast from Newfoundland to Trinidad. Early in 1948, she was flagship of Admiral W. H. P. Blandy, Commander Atlantic Fleet.

Pocono decommissioned at Norfolk on 19 June 1949 and moved to Bayonne, N.J., where she entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet.

1951� [ edit | edit source ]

Pocono was recommissioned on 18 August 1951 to serve as flagship for Commander, Amphibious Force, Atlantic Fleet. She operated in this capacity in the Caribbean and off the East Coast of the U.S. until 1956.

On 31 October 1956, during the Suez Crisis, the Commander-in-Chief, Naval Forces, Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean, embarked in Pocono, and remained on board until 13 December.

In September 1957 Pocono served as flagship for a 38-ship amphibious task force in NATO exercise "Deepwater" off the coast of Turkey.

In early 1958 Pocono served as flagship for operation "Packard X," an Atlantic Fleet amphibious exercise at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 23 June 1958 she departed the U.S. bound for the Mediterranean. She was diverted to Beirut, Lebanon, where she controlled the landing that assisted that nation. During her three month stay in Beirut, she performed such functions as air control and command communications. Because of the Lebanon Crisis the regular six-month Mediterranean deployment was extended to nine months, with Pocono returning to Norfolk on 20 March 1959.

1960� [ edit | edit source ]

On 11 January 1960 Pocono again departed Norfolk for the Mediterranean where she participated in four amphibious landing exercises, including a joint NATO landing at Porto Scudo, Sardinia, before returning to Norfolk on 14 June. She participated in Caribbean landing exercises in July 1960 and February 1961.

On 11 April 1961 she departed for the Mediterranean, and participated in several amphibious landings, including a joint NATO landing at the Gulf of Saros, Turkey, before returning to Norfolk on 12 October.

After an extensive overhaul she departed 10 April 1962 for the Caribbean, and 23 July for the Mediterranean. When the Cuban Missile Crisis arose, Pocono was recalled to the United States. She carried the flag of Commander, Amphibious Forces, Atlantic, and remained in operational readiness in Norfolk.

For the rest of 1962, 1963, and through most of 1964 Pocono remained in the U.S. In early 1964 she participated in two landing exercises at Onslow Beach, N.C. On 11 October she deployed for "Steelpike I", which included an assault with helicopter landings at Huelva Bay, Spain. She returned to Norfolk on 25 November.

Pocono departed Norfolk 21 May 1965 en route to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to aid in the peace-keeping operation there. She provided the platform from which Vice Admiral John S. McCain directed the naval forces’ support of this operation.

From late 1965 through early 1968 Pocono participated in further operations in the Caribbean and off the east coast of the U.S., returning to Norfolk on 24 February 1968. Decommissioned on 16 September 1971, she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 December 1976. Pocono was sold for non-transportation use 3 December 1981 to Union Minerals & Alloys of New York, NY and scrapped.


Monroe County Historical Association


Original photo donated by the Mount Pocono VFW Post and is on display at the Mount Pocono Municipal Building.

By Amy Leiser, Executive Director
Monroe County Historical Association

Although American Naval ships have been around since the late 1700s, it wasn&rsquot until May 3, 1819 that Congress formally assigned the task of naming ships to the secretary of the Navy. The first names were after states, but as more ships were built, the secretary needed to expand the types of names used. Navy ships came in a variety of classifications and functions, and the names were expanded to reflect the diversity of ships.

After running out of states&rsquo names, the secretary began to use names from a number of different origins, including: cities, such as Lexington and Houston animal and bird names, such as Porpoise and Raven celestial bodies, such as Jupiter individuals such as George Washington even native American tribes, Navajo. By the 1940s the secretary of the Navy started using names of American mountain ranges to identify ships.

On December 29, 1945, the USS Pocono was commissioned by the U.S. Navy. The USS Pocono was an Amphibious Force Flagship (AGC-16) that measured 459 feet and 2 inches long, 63 feet wide, and would travel at 16 knots. Hosting 130 officers and 1200 men, the USS Pocono&rsquos principal mission was to provide extensive communication (via radio and radar) for commanding amphibious operations.

For the first few years, the USS Pocono traveled along the Atlantic Coast from Newfoundland to the Caribbean the ship didn&rsquot do this for long, though, as it was decommissioned in 1949. In 1951, the USS Pocono was recommissioned and became an Amphibious Command Ship (LCC-16). The ship then became active in international affairs and traveled often between Norfolk, Virginia and other nations.

In 1956, the USS Pocono was in the Mediterranean during the Suez Canal Crisis, and in 1958, the ship assisted with the communication needs during the Beiruit Crisis. By 1962, the USS Pocono was again in the Mediterranean, practicing amphibious exercises, but was recalled to the United States with the start of the Cuban Missile Crisis. Through the mid to late 1960s, the USS Pocono returned to the Eastern US Coast, performing routine operations and not traveling further than the Dominican Republic to assist with a peace-keeping mission in Santo Domingo.

By 1971, the USS Pocono was decommissioned for the final time, and in 1976 the name was struck from the Naval Register. Although remembered, the USS Pocono is no longer active, having been sold for scrap metal on December 9, 1981.


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  • Ports of Call: St. Thomas , San Juan , Porto Scodo , Malta , Izmir , Ephesus , Athens Messina and Naples .
  • Brief History of the Ship
  • Ships Party
  • Divisional Group Photos with Names
  • Many Crew Activity Photos
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Pocono AGC-16 - History


Logo by: Pat Stephens, Webmaster, DESA

Concerning the official seal, it was a seal made of lead and used with an embossing tool, an item that allows a sheet of paper or the like to be inserted and then a lever/handle is pressed down and the seal is embossed on the paper. It does not use ink. It is normally maintained by the XO and is generally secured in his personal safe. A notary normally has the same type of device.
Concerning all the patches, they have no official meaning and are usually designed by a crew member. If approved by the CO (which he will do for morale purposes), they can be used on coffee mugs, patches, cigarette lighters, etc.

In September, 1950, Whitehurst was Re-commissioned for duty in Korea, supplying power to shore in Pusan. It was during this period that some imaginative sailor came up with the logo showing Reddy Kilowatt holding a Hedge Hog (a forward thrown anti submarine bomb). The emblem was immediately put on display in the Whitehurst Club, the crew's own beer lounge built on the pier at Pusan.

Patches Designed in the 1960s

The "Little Beaver Patch"
Story by Tim Lake GMC. Patch picture provided by Rodger Clement QM3

This patch was not worn on any official uniform but, usually, on dungaree jackets or civilian clothes above the left breast. TIM LAKE

As the Whitehurst was the flag ship at the time with George Fliflet as Commander and T. J. Skewes a four striper as the Commodore they got to paint the Little Beaver on the stack. It was still there when she was mothballed in 1967. Tim Dorgan.

June 2015 the Little Beaver Plaque Resurfaces.

Plaque image is 6.75" high. Base 7.25" x 10"
Story received from Harry Morris and Larry La Grandeur
and complied by Max Crow, Yeoman/Web Master,
USS Whitehurst Assn.

In early June 2015, I received e-mail from Navy veteran, Harry Morris of Wooster, Ohio,
asking if I'd be interested in a the Little Beaver Plaque which was awarded to Whitehurst.
He was not trying to sell it. He realized that the Plaque represented a significant bit of
Whitehurst History and just wanted to give it to the group of veterans who can
appreciate it most.

Harry Morris


Harry Morris BM3, served on the USS Pocono AGC-16, Communications and Command
ship of Admiral John McCain, after which he was transferred to an LST in a Squadron of
COMLANSHIPRON Two in Sasebo, Japan, for operations in Vietnam along with
CDR Larry La Grandeur. Although Harry is not a Whitehurst vet, he served with
CDR La Grandeur, who, later, served on Whitehurst during the last two years before it
was struck from the Navy's Ship List. Larry and Harry remained in contact though Harry
lived in Ohio and Larry lived in Washington state.

A "few years ago" La Grandeur, who had collected a fair amount of Navy memorabilia, offered to send
some of the mementos to Harry because he was "downsizing". When the box arrived, Harry found
the Whitehurst's Little Beaver Plaque among other plaques in Larry's collection. La Grandeur had
been serving as a Department Head on Whitehurst. The Plaque was given to him when he left the ship.

I'm sorry we don't have a photo of CDR La Grandeur. We certainly owe him our appreciation for
preserving this bit of Whitehurst history and for passing his mementos on to Harry Morris, who
was dedicated to returning the items to veterans who had some association with them.

Harry searched the Internet, found the the Whitehurst Web site, my e-mail address, and contacted
me to offer the Little Beaver Plaque Plaque. In a very short time, the plaque was in my hands. It
will be photographed, shared, and storied among Whitehurst vets, several of whom were onboard
when it was awarded. Some of them may have participated in painting the image on the stack.

Bravo Zulu to you Harry. Our thanks and appreciation go out to you for your determination
to put the plaque "back onboard". You can say with pride, "Mission accomplished!" mc

The story posted earlier on the Little Beaver Patch indicates that other ships serving in the reserve
training mission may have also received similar plaques with their ship's name and number, however
in multiple searches of the Internet, I have not been able to find any such record. If any of our
readers have additional information on the Little Beaver Award, please write to me.
[email protected] Web master, USS Whitehurst Assn.

Shortly after story of the Little Beaver Plaque was posted, Harry Morris contacted me again
to send a link to and e-bay item that he had just uncovered.

It appears that our plaque, on the left, may be a replica of the plaque seen in the e-bay ad.
This begs the question, "who made the replica?". We know it was displayed on Whitehurst in
the 1960s. Perhaps some day a reader will contact us with the rest of the story.

We are also left to wonder where the plaque on e-bay came from. There is, perhaps, a clue
in the ad. The plaque is offered by Portland Antiques. The memento could have been from an
estate sale. The last Commanding Officer of the Whitehurst lived in Portland and he died a
few years ago. Of course this is just a possibility. It was both natural and common for men
to take memorabilia from a ship they had worked on and devoted years of their lives to.
When a ship is struck from the Navy List, it is usually sold for scrap, sent to a foreign
Navy, or just left to rust in an inland river somewhere. Items taken for memories' sake
have no value to anyone except the men who worked around them during their service.
Could the e-bay plaque actually be the one presented as an award? Perhaps. mc

"Navigational Guesser" Patch

By Rodger Clement QM3, served aboard Whitehurst in the early 60s

Special thanks to Ron Bravo, crewmember of USS Brannon 63-64, who provided these patch images and the impetus for building this web page. max crow site author

During the 60s, DEs Whitehurst, Brannon, McGinty, and Watts, a DD, were used as reserve training ships operating out of Seattle's pier 91 and Tacoma . They were DesRon 27.

Asiatic-Pacific Raids -- 1944 Palau, Yap, Ulithi, Wolei raid -- 30 March - 1 April 1944

Consolidation of the Solomon Islands, Consolidation of the Northern Solomons -- 15, 22 June - 26 October 1944

Hollandia Operation (Aitape, Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay) 26 April -29 May 1944

Western New Guinea Operations Toem-Wadke-Sarmi area operation 17-21, 23-25 May 1944 Biak Island operation -- 27 May - 7 June 1944

First anti-submarine assessment (pacific) 28 October 1944

Leyte operation Leyte Landings -- 21 - 30 October, 12-26 November 1944

Okinawa Gunto operation Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto -- 25 March - 15 April 1945

For eligibility, a form will be mailed out upon request, which will include name, rank/grade, SS#, name of organization or unit, date of service and date of discharge. Present address and phone # and next of kin. Authenticated copies of discharge papers, certificate of awards, DD214 or other service records which detail service in the Philippines during WW II.

Letters have been mailed out to Veterans of Foreign Wars offices in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the VA Hospital, to Charles Sykes a radio personality and various community organizations in Milwaukee to solicit the widest participation as possible.

His Excellency, Ernesto M. Maceda, Philippine Ambassador to the US, will come to Milwaukee to present the awards. For veterans residing in Wisconsin, please request forms from P. Emraida K. Kiram, Philippine Center, 3195 S. Superior Street, Milwaukee, WI 53207 or call 414-229-277.


The Purple Heart is a United States military decoration awarded in the name of the President to those wounded or killed, while serving, on or after April 5, 1917, with the U.S. military . With its forerunner, the Badge of Military Merit , which took the form of a heart made of purple cloth, the Purple Heart is the oldest military award still given to U.S. military members. from the Wikipedia. mc

Web site for ordering Navy WWII Medals

Some of the Ribbons worn by Whitehurst WWII Veterans


Ens. Fred Mielke in 1944 and circa 2005

Korean War Era Medals Earned by Many Whitehurst Vets

For her Korean Service Whitehurst earned the Korean
Service Medal (21 February-19 September 1951) with
Three Battle Stars for the following engagements:

First U.N. Counter Offensive --25 February - 21 April 1951--

Communist China Spring Offensive --22 April - 8 July 1951--

U. S. Summer Fall Offensive -- 9 July - 13 September 1951--

National Defense and Korean Service Medals

I was a crewman, Torpedoman 2 nd , during 1961-1962. In February of 1962 Whitehurst was underway for WestPac along with Escort Division 71. For about 60 days we operated officially in the South China Sea and the Gulf of Siam. In reality we were on "junk" patrol along the coast of Vietnam and were conducting training of Vietnamese naval officers.

See the following link, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal , and you'll agree that Whitehurst did indeed earn at least one medal for the Viet Nam Era.


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USS Pocono AGC 16

1962 Mediterranean Cruise Book

Bring the Cruise Book to Life with this Multimedia Presentation

This CD will Exceed your Expectations

A great part of Naval history.

You would be purchasing an exact copy of the USS Pocono AGC 16 cruise book during this time period. Each page has been placed on a CD for years of enjoyable computer viewing. The CD comes in a plastic sleeve with a custom label. Every page has been enhanced and is readable. Rare cruise books like this sell for a hundred dollars or more when buying the actual hard copy if you can find one for sale.

This would make a great gift for yourself or someone you know who may have served aboard her. Usually only ONE person in the family has the original book. The CD makes it possible for other family members to have a copy also. You will not be disappointed we guarantee it.

Some of the items in this book are as follows:

  • Ports of Call: St. Thomas, San Juan, Porto Scodo, Malta, Izmir, Ephesus, Athens Messina and Naples.
  • Brief History of the Ship
  • Ships Party
  • Divisional Group Photos with Names
  • Many Crew Activity Photos
  • Plus Much More

Over 280 Photos on Approximately 983 Pages.

Once you view this book you will know what life was like on this General Communications Vessel during this time period.

Additional Bonus:

  • 6 Minute Audio of " Sounds of Boot Camp " in the late 50's early 60's
  • Other Interesting Items Include:
    • The Oath of Enlistment
    • The Sailors Creed
    • Core Values of the United States Navy
    • Military Code of Conduct
    • Navy Terminology Origins (8 Pages)
    • Examples: Scuttlebutt, Chewing the Fat, Devil to Pay,
    • Hunky-Dory and many more.

    Why a CD instead of a hard copy book?

    • The pictures will not be degraded over time.
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