USS PROVIDENCE MARINES
UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
The ship covered 345 miles while the Leathernecks made 289 trips around the deck to cover the 50 miles in 14 hours and 47 minutes. (4/12/63)
April 12, 1963
..Ten U.S. Marines finished an unusual 50 mile "on deck" hike while the Providence was steaming across the equator between Sumatra and Borneo.