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The Truman Year / Ship's Histories / USS ESTES AGC-12 / Christmas Dinner 1951

Christmas Dinner, December 25, 1951

   The crew and officers celebrated Christmas of 1951 while in Yokosuka, Japan. The following were listed on the menu.

ESPE, Carl F, Rear Admiral, USN, Commander Amphibious Group One

SEARS, N. W, Captain, USN, Chief of Staff

WOODS, R. W, Captain, USN, Commanding Officers

HOLCOMB, F. W, Lieutenant Commander, USN, TACRON Five Commanding Officer

CURRIE, J. P, Commander, USN, Executive Officer

ROESCH, R. D, Lieutenant, SC. USN, Supply Officer

CODY, H. L, CSC, USN, Chief Commissaryman

The Christmas Menu:

  • Sea Food Cocktail
  • Turkey Consomme with Saltines
  • Mixed Sweet Pickles
  • Assorted Olives
  • Roast Young Hen Turkey
  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce
  • Oyster Dressing
  • Giblet Gravy
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Buttered Asparagus Tips
  • Baked Hickory Smoked Ham
  • Snowflake Potatoes
  • Buttered Green Peas
  • Chilled Lettuce Hearts with Thousand Island Dressing
  • Chilled Celery Hearts
  • Parker House Rolls
  • Fresh Creamery Butter
  • Hot Mince Pie
  • Fruit Cake
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chilled Cocoa Milk
  • Hot Coffee
  • Assorted Candies
  • Mixed Nuts
  • Chilled Apples & Oranges
  • Cigars, Cigarettes

Menu courtesy, F. P. Clyde.
Scanned by the author.

Christmas Day 1951 - Dinner Menu front cover

Front cover of the Christmas day, 1951 dinner menu. Click on the photo above to see a full size photo.

Check out what the ESTES crew had for Independence Day dinner - sound familiar?


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