Paul Payne's
1972 Mediterranean Cruisebook
Paul served on board the USS Columbus CG-12 as Postal Clerk from '72-'74
Read about Paul's cource to and on the "Tall Lady" HERE
Here is yet another great cruisebook with great pictures of CG-12 in here !!

Front Cover


Inside of Front Cover

In order to make the photos larger, most of the pages have been "trimmed".

Because some of the photos in the Cruisebook covered two pages. A few of the
"dual pages" were modified slightly so these photos could be seen as a whole.

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USS Columbus Mediterranean 1972 Cruisebook

Page 1
Opening Page
Nice Photo
Page 2
Ship's History, Pg1
Page 3
Ship's History, Pg2
Photos of CA-74 & CG-12
Page 4
"HER MEN"
5 Photos
Page 5
"Today"
Beautiful bow shot of
CG-12
Page 6
Photo - Comanding Officer
Captain Harold L. Carpenter
Page 7
Photo - XO
CDR Marcel B. Humber
Page 8
"An artificial habitat..."
Photo of a passageway
Page 9
"....brandishing a sword"
Photo of Port side?
ASROC being fired
Page 10
"powered by steam and
sweat..."
Good Photo
Page 11
"and men..."
4 nice photos
Page 12
"prepares for sea"
Photo of stern
Page 13
2 Photos of replenishment
Page 14
"A temporary"
Photo
Page 15
"Farewell"
3 Photos
Poem - "Sea Fever"
Page 16
Ports Of Call
Page 17
Photo
Page 18
Puerto Rico
Photo of Sister Ships
Page 19
Rota
3 Photos, 1 of CG-12
Page 20
Malaga
Photos
Page 21
Granada
Photos
Page 22
Barcelona
Page 23
3 Barcelona Photos
Page 24
2 Barcelona Photos
Page 25
Andorra
Photos
Page 26
Valencia
Photo
Page 27
3 Photos
Page 28
Toulon
Photos
Page 29
St. Tropez
Photos (My, My!!)
Page 30
Tangier
Photo
Page 31
2 Photos
Page 32
Athens
Great Photos
Page 33
3 Photos
Page 34
4 Photos
(Corinth)
Page 35
Corfu
4 Photos
(NICE!!)
Page 36
Rhodea
Photos
Page 37
4 Photos
Page 38
Trieste
Photos
Page 39
Venice
Photos
Page 40
Palma De Mallorca
Photos
Page 41
2 Photos
Page 42
Golfe Juan
Photos
(See Columbus ??)
Page 43
5 Nice Photos
Page 44
Lisbon
Photos
Page 45
4 Color Photos
Page 46
Gibralter
Photos(See Columbus??)
Page 47
Rota
turnover
and home sweet home
Norfolk
Photos
2 of CG-12)
Page 48
Emblem
Page 49
Shipboard Organization
Page 50
Executive Department
Page 51
X Division Officers
Page 52
X Division
Page 53
X Division
Page 54
X Division
Photos
Page 55
Chaplain
Photos
Page 56
Weapons Department
Great Photo
Page 57
Weapons Officers
Page 58
T-1 Division
Photo of TARTER being fired
Page 59
T-1 Divsion
Page 60
T-2 Division
Photo of TARTER
Page 61
T-2
Photos
Ah yes, playin' cards
the ol' past time
Page 62
T-3
Photos
Page 63
T-3 Division
Photo
Page 64
T-4 Division
Photo
Page 65
T-4 Division
Photo
Page 66
T-5 Division
Photo
Page 67
T-5 Division
Photos
Page 68
T-6 Division
Photos
Page 69
T-6
Photo
Page 70
T-7
Photo
Page 71
T-7
Photo
Page 72 & 73A
5th Division
Large Photo
Page 73B
5th Division
Photo
Page 74 & 75
6 th Division
Photo of Saluting battery
Page 75
Marine Detachment
Photo
Page 76
Marine Detachment
Photo
Page 77
Marine Detachment
Photo
Page 78
Operations Department
Photo
That is the aft 30 Radar Anntena
(I worked on it :-)
Page 79
Operations Officers
Photos
Page 80
OE Division
Photo
(Isn't that an R390??)
Page 81
OE Division
Photos
(Hum, looks like one of our old O-scopes)
Page 82
OE Division
Photo
(Is that the 10C??)
Page 83
OI Division
Photos
Page 84
OI Divisio
Photo
(Is that a SPA50 - on the bridge??)
Page 85
OI Division
Photo
Page 86
Communications
Department
Page 87
Communications Officers
Photo
Page 88
CS Division
Photos
Page 89
CR Division
Photo
Page 90
CR Division
Photo
Page 91
Sicily
CR Division
Photo
Page 92
Navigation Department
Nice Photo of Bridge!
Ship's Telegraph and Wheel
Page 93
Navigation Department
Photo of Chart Table
Page 94
Deck Department
Nice Photo of bow
Page 95
Deck Department Officers
Photo
Page 96
1st Division
Photo
Page 97
1st Division
Photo of Anchor Chain
Page 98 & 99A
2nd Division
Large Photo
Page 99B
2nd Division
Page 100
3nd Division
Photo
Page 101
3nd Division
2 Nice Photos
Page 102
Health and Dental
Photo
Page 103
Health and Dental
Photos :-(
Page 104
Engineering Department
Good Photo
Page 105
Engineering Officers
Photo
Page 106 & 107A
A Division
Large Photo
Page 107B
A Division
Page 108
B Division
Photo
Page 109
B Division
Photo
Page 110
B Division
Photo
Page 111
B Division
Photo
Page 112
B Division
Photo
Page 113
M Division
Photo
Page 114A
M Division
Page 114B & 115A
M Division
Large Photo
Page 115B
M Division
Page 116
R Division
Photos
Page 117
R Division
Photo
Page 118
Supply Department
Page 119
Supply Officers
Photos
Page 120
S-1 Division
Photo
Page 121
S-1 Division
Photo
Page 122A
S-2 Division
Photo
Page 122B & 123A
S-2 Division
Large Photo
Page 123B
S-2 Division
Photo
Page 124
S-3 Division
Photo of Ships Store and Barber Shop
Page 125
S-3 Division
Photo of Guidank??(sp)
Page 126
S-3 Division
Photo of Laundry and Candy Machine?
Page 127
S-4 Division
Photos - Pay Master?
Page 128
S-5 Division
Photo
Page 129
S-5 Division
Photo
Page 130
S-6 Division
Photo
Page 131
S-6 Division
Photo
Page 132A
MID SHIPMEN
Page 132B & 133A
MID SHIPMEN
Beautiful Photo of the Bridge!!
Page 133B
MID SHIPMEN
Page 134 & 135
UNDERWAY
Photo from the 09 Level
Page 136
VERTREP
"they prepare.."
"they come.."
Photos
Page 137
"we unload..."
"we wait..."
Photos
Page 138 & 139
Refueling
3 Nice Photos
Page 140 & 141
Flight Quarters
4 Nice Photos
Page 142 & 143
General Quarters
5 Good Photos
Page 144
Missle Exercises
Photo of TARTER being fired
Page 145
Beautiful Photos of Forward & Aft TALOS being fired
Page 146 & 147
NATO Exercises
5 Very Nice Photos
Page 148 & 149
Entertainment
5 Photos
(Hey!! They had TV!!!
A Cook Out!!
Say, they had a "Swim Call" too!!!)
Page 150
Visitors
3 Photos
1 Photo of Ship's Wheel
Page 151
Credits

Published by
Tiffany Publication

Page 152
Final Photo
"Loneliness" by T.M. McComack

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