Helping to reset the dislocated hip of the DCA (LTJG Heavilin) after getting caught between a LARK and the ship at Heard Island.
Trying to talk to my wife by shortwave from the Antarctic and having the nurse at Bethesda say
no way‖, call back during normal hours. (Our first child was just born, and they wouldn‘t tell me anything!!) SW only worked at certain times of the day!!
Sitting in the Dry Dock in Wellington (between Christmas and New Year) to change the propellers after breaking one in the ice, while the rest of the crew was having a party ashore.
Groundings in the Antarctic & Thule, broken propeller in the Antarctic, evaporator breakdowns, stack fires and OOD never pulling up the pit sword before it got torn off in the first ice we hit.