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USS.Taluga.AO-62
History: from Ships' Log
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HIGH LINE
Personnal Transfer
AT SEA



You may have seen or heard of ships exchange goods and people by cable out at sea. You can compare it with a ski lift over water. In the navy, this procedure is called a "transfer by High Line". When you hear a term like that, you get curious and want to know more about.



The High Line process has not changed to much from that used during WWII. Getting the first line over between ships is a change however. When the two ships are aligned properly, the delivery ship sends over the shot line with the messenger attached. In the 40's it was accomplished by heaving a bolo. This required human strength to hurl a weighted shot line for 100 feet or more. Now days a throwing rifle, shot the first line across. View/Download a Replenishment History file.

 PERSONS TRANSFERRED BY HIGH LINE ON USS TALUGA AO-62

Month


Week

Sets

Persons
Persons
 to date
January 45
February 45
March 45
April 45
April 45
May 45
May 45
One
Four
Four
One
Two
Three
Four
1
2
2
3
2
11
2
3
3
16
20
28
52
22
3
6
22
42
70
122
144
More to be added :)


April 6, 1945 - Wounded from USS Franklin CV-13 coming across from another oiler.
The log book says USS LCM-759
- but the photo says different.


Transfer on USS Lackawanna AO-40.
This oilers traveled with Taluga many times.


Tranferring man from USS Enoree AO-69 to Taluga; gets Salt Water Bath - going Home for discharge. August 1945.


"Heave Around Those Lines Me Lads..."
You Can Hear the Bos'n Shout
"Let's Haul in that High-Line and Ammo,
and Show'Em What It's All About."


As soon as the high line is set, it's pulled straight by 30 sailors. The number of 30 persons has been dictated by the Royal Dutch Navy. When the crew consists of male and female, the Dutch Navy regulation require a number of 35 people pulling the light jack stay.