On the Bennington from 1958 to 1961, we got to do a good bit of time in San Diego, between deployments, and my time was occupied by fixing up our barren house area and, since our oldest joined the Boy Scouts, I got conned into being assistant Scout Master when I was available.
One of our favorite ports was the Japanese city of Yokosuka (usually pronounced “Yo-coo-ska” by us.) In those days it was the most important U.S. Navy port in Japan as it had a well-equipped ship yard.
My station during any “entering or leaving” port routine was up in the forecastle, where we had to be ready to drop the anchor at a moments notice, in case of loss of power or other emergencies.
VIEW OF THE STERN: Notice the “garbage chutes” on each side, where garbage (NOT trash) was thrown overboard for disposal, which usually attracted fish and seagulls!