We were steaming off the coast of
I called down to both Mt 51 & 52 "Surface action port" Both gun mounts trained to port and pointed right at the tanker. The tanker changed her course as soon as we trained at her. I was quite pleased with my self, however the CO didn't seem to share my feelings. The next thing I heard from Fire Control was, "Mt 51, Mt 52. Ready surface," "Secure from General Quarters, Petty Officer Caldwell, lay to the bridge." I won't go into detail, but I think I lost about 5 Lbs. of ass that afternoon.