The Falls of Clyde was built as a fine sailing ship. To illustrate, the dining room was large and featured, bird’s-eye maple and mahogany panels and pilasters, polished brass hardware, a marble sideboard, and an ornate skylight. Cabins for officers and passengers lined the dining room, while the master's stateroom stood behind it.(1)I've read several histories of the Falls of Clyde, but a history written by the Friends of the Falls of Clyde(2) is clear and concise. Go to their website to read about this wonderful four-masted sailing ship. The National Park Service report goes into more detail.
(1) Delgado, James. Falls of Clyde National Historic Landmark Study, 1988.
(2) History of the Falls of Clyde on their website
Photograph taken by webmaster (sorry it isn't a better shot)
In "Killer at Sea" (Season 6), McGarrett, Danno, and Duke pursued crooked business manager Vincent Gordon (Keene Curtis) and crooked entertainer Frank Fallon (William DeVane) aboard a steamship bound for San Francisco - the SS Monterey. The photograph above shows the Monterey in its Pacific Far East Lines livery.
The SS Monterey began life in 1952, as a C-4 mariner. It was built for the US Maritime Commission (the Merchant Marine) by Bethlehem Steel of Quincy, Massachusetts. the new ship was christened the Free State Mariner and went to work serving the military during the last years of the Korean War.
In 1955, the Free State Mariner was sold to Matson Lines, headquartered in Honolulu, and renamed the SS Monterey in homage to a ship of the same name, which Matson had owned and operated before World War II. The new Monterey's bare bones military configuration was replaced with all the luxurious accommodations required of a passenger ship. Soon, she set sail on Matson's long-established San Francisco - Los Angeles - Honolulu - South Pacific - Australia route. This link will take you to a photograph of the Monterey in its Matson Lines livery: http://www.ssmaritime.com/matson-mariposa-monterey-2.htm.
In 1970, Matson sold the Monterey to the Pacific Far East Line (named more than once in "Killer At Sea"). Pacific Far East used it until 1978, when it was laid up for undisclosed reasons.
In 1988, after being laid up for ten years, the SS Monterey was acquired by Aloha Pacific Cruises, which rebuilt it into a full-time cruise ship. Passenger shipping was a dying trade in those days, and within a year, Aloha Pacific was bankrupt.
Two years later, the Monterey was chartered and then purchased by Star Lauro (later, Mediterranean Shipping Cruises), which used it successfully in the Mediterranean until 2006. This link will take you to a picture of the Monterey in its MSC livery: http://www.ssmaritime.com/matson-msc-monterey.htm. As you scroll down the page, you will see the Monterey transformed from its Matson / Pacific Far East appearance and to its Aloha Pacific appearance. Notice that, here, the "M" on the funnel (smoke stack) stands for "Monterey" and not "Matson," as it did in its earlier livery.
In 2006, serious boiler problems caused the Monterey to be withdrawn from service, sold for scrap, and sent to Dubai under the name SS Monte. It was beached at Alang in November of that year.
Matson Lines / Pacific Far East Line. SS Mariposa / SS Monterey. http://www.ssmaritime.com/matson-mariposa-monterey-2.htm
StarLauro / MSC Cruises. SS Monterey. http://www.ssmaritime.com/matson-msc-monterey.htm
It is interesting to note that the SS Monterey that we saw in “Killer at Sea” was not the original cruise ship of that name. In 1931, a luxury ocean liner was built by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation at the Fore River Shipyard. It entered service in 1932 with Matson Lines as the third of four ships in Matson’s “White Fleet.” For the next ten years, it served in the Pacific, between San Francisco, California, and Auckland, Australia. She had the distinction of carrying supplies to Admiral Richard Byrd’s second expedition to the South Pole. Before the outbreak of war in 1941, the SS Monterey carried 150 Chinese, Korean, and Japanese missionaries and US citizens home to the mainland.
During World War II, the SS Monterey was used as a fast troop carrier under the name USAT Monterey. On December 16, 1941, it sailed to Hawai`i with 3,349 troops, then returned to the Mainland with 800 casualties of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The SS Monterey went on to move troops all around the world. In 1943, it saw action off Cape Bougaroun, Algeria, when twenty-five aircraft attacked the convoy in which it was sailing. Although merchant mariners managed to shoot down an enemy bomber, its radio mast was torn away before the plane went into the water. Another ship in the convoy, the Santa Elena, was torpedoed and began to sink. The Monterey rescued 1,675 of its occupants and took them to Naples.
The SS Monterey returned to passenger service after the war, changing hands several times before it took on water and sank while being towed fifty miles off Cape Town, South Africa, in October 2000.
Captain Elis R. Johanson, Master of the USAT Monterey, was awarded the Merchant Marine Distinguished Service Medal for remarkable service in action with the enemy. On November 6, 1943, a troop ship, the SS Santa Elena, was torpedoed while carrying almost 1700 men. The night was dark, it was raining and windy, and the waves were buffeting. According to Merchant Marine reports,
Captain Johanson located the sinking transport, held his own ship close aboard, and, by means of his lifeboats, scramble nets, man-ropes and ladders, evacuated her crew and passengers in an outstanding display of seamanship and efficiency. The abandonment of the troopship and the rescue of her survivors were carried out with such dispatch that Captain Johanson's ship was able to clear the scene of action well before daylight, thereby avoiding further jeopardy from enemy aircraft or submarine.
Operations were carried out without loss of life or injury attributable to the rescue. Bravo to Captain Johanson and his remarkable crew!
There really is a Cape Corwin. We saw her in countless episodes, including "Heads, You're Dead" (Season 8), when she pursued the hijacked yacht, Sea Sage, on its route to Hong Kong.
The 95-foot patrol boat was laid at the United States Coast Guard Yard in Curtis Bay, Baltimore, Maryland, and entered service in 1958. She is a C-class boat, meaning she was equipped to serve in search-and-rescue (SAR) and law enforcement (LE) operations. That she did out of Honolulu from 1958 until 1982, when she went in for a major renovation. In 1983, she was sent to Maui, where she served in SAR and LE operations.
The Cape Corwin enjoyed an admirable career, rescuing crews from floundering ships at sea and carrying out medical evacuations in addition to her usual patrol assignments. She was awarded unit commendations after recovering a hijacked yacht in 1971 and engaging in extensive LE and SAR patrol operations in 1984 and 1985. In 1989, she helped recover debris lost from United Airlines Flight 811 when a cargo door failure resulted in a rapid decompression of the cabin with a loss of nine lives.
The Cape Corwin left US Coast Guard service in April 1990 and entered service with Micronesia in September of that year. Still in active service, she now is known as the Constitution.
The USS Knox is seen on maneuvers off the coast of Waikiki and Diamond Head.
In "Murder - Eyes Only" (Season 8), McGarrett reported for reserve duty aboard the USS Knox before he was called back to Pearl to discover who was responsible for the death of a Naval Intelligence Agency commander.
The USS Knox was the prototype and leader of the Knox-class of destroyers, even though she later was classified a frigate. Built by Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Washington, she was laid down on October 5, 1965, launched on November 19, 1966, and commissioned on April 12, 1969.She was named for Dudley Wright Knox, a US Naval Academy graduate and US Navy officer, who served as a navy historian after his retirement from active duty.
The USS Knox performed search and rescue operations and provided evacuation, blockade, and surveillance support for the Pacific Fleet, and participated in the evacuation of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She was decommissioned on February 14, 1992, and sunk as a target on August 7, 2007.
Jeff Bosworth, webmaster for the USS Knox Reunion Association, wrote that the USS Knox was the first ship he served on. He went on to say,
"Knox" in Dictionary of American Fighting Ships. Washington, DC: Naval History and Heritage Command. http://www.history.navy.mil/danfs/k5/knox-ii.htm
USS Knox Reunion Association on their website.
USS Knox (FF 1052) on Wikipedia.
Many thanks to SG, who isolated and helped to identify this ship.
When McGarrett received a call to meet with the admiral, who assigned him to the murder investigation in "Murder - Eyes Only" (Season 8), he was transferred by highline to the USS Cochrane.
The USS Cochrane was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile armed destroyer. Built by the Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company in Seattle, Washington, she was laid down on July 31, 1961, launched on July 18, 1962, and commissioned on March 21, 1964. The Cochrane was named for She was named for Vice Admiral Edward Lull Cochrane, who served as the Navy's supervisor of shipbuilding during World War II.
Heavily armed for combat, the Cochrane spend only 39 days of her 26 years of service in the States; the rest of the time, she was overseas. She participated in the evacuation of Saigon and rescued more than 100 Vietnamese refugees at a point east of Saigon. She was decommissioned on October 1, 1990, and sold for scrap on November 14, 2000.
USS Cochrane (DDG-21) on Wikipedia
Ships History : USS Cochrane (DDG-21) on the Cochrane's website.
Many thanks to SG, who isolated and helped to identify this ship.
* USS Berkeley (DDG 15). The USS Berkeley was a Charles F. Adams-class guided missile destroyer. Built by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, New Jersey, she was laid down on June 1, 1960, launched on July 29, 1961, and commissioned on December 15, 1962. She was designed to provide long-range anti-aircraft cover for ocean-going task forces and served in Asia. She was decommissioned on May 1, 1991, and sold to Greece on October 1, 1992.
* USS Ouellet (FF 1077). The USS Ouellet was a Knox-class frigate. Built by the Avondale Shipyard in Westwego, Louisiana, she was laid down on January 15, 1969, launched on January 17, 1970, and commissioned on December 12, 1970. Based at Pearl, she served in the western Pacific ocean. She served as the flagship for the Commander-in-Chief of the Pacific Fleet at the US Navy's 200th birthday ceremonies. In the 1980s, she served in the Middle East before returning to the Pacific. From the 1980s and into the 1990s, she served in policing operations under a Coast Guard flag. She was decommissioned on August 6, 1993, and transferred to Thailand to serve as the Phuttaloetla Naphalai.
See notes from the webmaster of the USS Ouellet Association's website under USS Whipple, below.
* USS Whipple (FF 1062). See separate listing.
USS Ouellet (FF-1077) on Wikipedia
Many thanks to SG, who isolated and helped to identify these ships.
The USS Whipple (FF-1062) and the USS Ouellet (FF-1077) moored side by side on Midway Island, January 1972 (Photograph taken by and used courtesy of Master Chief Clyde Raines, USN. Arranged by Jim Anez, Webmaster, USS Ouellet Association)
Known as the "John Haskell" in "Follow the White Brick Road" (Season 4), the USS Whipple was a Knox-class destroyer (DE 1062) before being redesignated a fast frigate. It was built by Todd-Pacific Shipyards in Seattle, Washington, and was laid down on April 24, 1967, launched on April 12, 1968, and commissioned on August 22, 1970. She was named for Commodore Abraham Whipple of the US Continental Navy.
Upon entering service and leaving Seattle, she sailed to Pearl Harbor. Her first assignment was to assist in the at-sea filming of "Follow the White Brick Road."
Based at Pearl Harbor, the Whipple conducted weapons trials and sea trials in addition to her local duties. She investigated an unidentified submarine off the Barking Sands Missile Test Range, Kaua`i. In 1972, she participated in the multi-national SEATO exercise "Seahawk," including simulated convoy escort operations.
She served as Positive Identification and Radar Advisory Zone ship in the Gulf of Tonkin, performed plane-guard duties for the aircraft carrier USS Hancock, and provided gunfire support for the South Vietnamese Army's Third Division. For her service in Vietnam, she received two battle stars.
After the Vietnam War ended, she served in the Philippines and Okinawa before returning to Hawai`i for a major overhaul and refresher training. Then, she returned to the Western Pacific, where she operated in various operations over a number of years.
The USS Whipple was decommissioned on February 14, 1992. On April 10, 2002, she was transferred to Mexico, where she became known as the ARM Mina.
Here's an interesting note from the webmaster of the USS Ouellet Association (www.uss-ouellet.org):
The USS Ouellet did make an appearance in "Murder - Eyes Only" (Season 8).
If you've wondered how to pronounce "Ouellet," Webmaster Anez said it is pronounced "WOOL-et." Even crew members tend to mispronounce it, calling it OH-let. Now, we know better. Mahalo nui loa, Jim.
Anez, Jim. E-mail message date 15 November 2012.
USS Whipple (FF-1062) on Wikipedia
USS Whipple: Resources Beyond Calculation : History on their website
Many thanks to SG, who helped to identify this ship.
In "Follow the White Brick Road," McGarrett was ferried out to the "John Haskell" aboard a medium harbor tug named the USS Wahpeton. The Wahpeton was acquired from the US Army in 1968 to serve the 14th Naval District, Pacific Fleet. She was sold in 1974, and became a commercial tug called the Lynne.
USS Wahpeton (YTM 757) on Wikipedia
Many thanks to SG, who helped to identify this ship.
* USS Rathburne (FF 1057). The USS Rathburne was a Knox-class frigate. Built by Lockheed Shipbuilding and Construction Company of Seattle, Washington, she was laid down on January 8, 1968, launched on May 2, 1969, and commissioned on May 16, 1970. The USS Rathburne was decommissioned on February 14, 1992, and sunk as a target during a fleet training exercise on July 5, 2002.
* USS Charles Berry (DE 1035). The USS Charles Berry was the third of four Claud Jones-class destroyers. Named after Marine Corporal Charles Berry, a hero in the Battle of Iwo Jima, she was built by the Avondale Marine Ways of Avondale, Louisiana. She was laid down on October 29, 1958, launched on March 17, 1959, and commissioned on November 25, 1959. She was decommissioned on January 13, 1974.
USS Rathburne (FF 1057) on Wikipedia
Many thanks to SG, who helped to identify these ships.