The Wicked Witch should still be sailing today. Those duties in support of the 7th Fleet continued until 6 November when she departed Yokosuka to return to the United States. You would like to have high resolution digital images of one of the cruise books listed here? In addition, the diversity of Fore Rivers products was due to the fact that Watson desired to employ as many friends as possible, the Panic of 1893 brought a new era to the company, as the depression limited the Fore Rivers possibilities. They also coordinated the United Through Reading program, allowing deployed personnel to reach out and bond with their children at home through the reading of children's books. Following stops at San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and after transiting the Panama Canal, she arrived at Long Beach, Calif.
Wichita spent the next six months engaged in operations out of her home port. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Service stars are authorized for the following United States expeditionary medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Service stars are also authorized for the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal effective February 9,2015 retroactive to September,11,2001. She conducted two or three replenishments a day during the final phase of American combat operations in Vietnam. The replenishment oiler commenced her first western Pacific WestPac deployment when she departed Long Beach on 9 November. In their online store you can find out of print cruisebooks from years past, as well as currently working cruisebook projects. The ship engaged in training exercises and underwent inspections into the summer.
I had a great time on the Wicked Witch. Please do not ask me for any other cruise books than the ones listed on this page. My own books are not for sale and I'm not able to help you locating old Cruise Books. She concluded the deployment at Alameda, Calif. A major difference compared to today's cruise books is that the early log books, as they were called, covered a period of up to two years which was the common period for a standard deployment at that time.
Wichita remained in the United States only long enough to allow for the usual month of post-deployment leave and upkeep and to conduct some major repairs at. Three crewmen were lost at sea in the Gulf of Oman on 16 July 1980. For other ships of the same name, see. Two more line periods followed in November and early December. Yeager; and commissioned on 7 June 1969, Captain Robert R. In this incarnation it was a simple system, guided by a manually aimed radar illuminator.
In 1994, 7th Fleet was assigned the responsibility as Commander. While the Navy was developing expensive long-range fighters like the Douglas F6D Missileer, most ships were left with older weapons, the introduction of sea-skimming missiles dramatically increased the threat against these ships. They also support medical evacuations in and out of theater, coordinate support and case management services to host-nation facilities as well as coordinate selected advanced medical training evolutions. Wichita was my favorite duty of my military time. En route, she collided with during a towing exercise, but neither ship suffered damage curtailing her primary mission capabilities.
We can also reproduce any reference material that is held in the Navy Library general files. Also the ships rescue swimmer. The ships were designed for underway replenishment using both connected replenishment and vertical replenishment. The ship concluded her first deployment when she arrived back in Long Beach on 2 February 1971. On 6 September 1973, her home port was changed to. She was transferred to United States Maritime Administration on 18 December 1998 and laid up in the at Suisun Bay, California.
Navy muster rolls and associated reports of changes for U. We can make this promise because we know you will be pleased with the final product. On 4 August, the ship arrived in Subic Bay. Wichita spent the next six months engaged in operations out of her home port. During this, her third WestPac tour, Wabash had steamed over 35,000 miles, conducted 100 underway replenishments, and had been at sea nearly 65 percent of the time. On 24 January 1975, her home port was changed from Long Beach to San Francisco.
The Wabash was named for the , a river that rises in , near and meanders westward across until it reaches at a point just southwest of. Various names have applied to the conflict. Departing Japanese waters on 10 November, Wabash arrived at her home port one day before. On 7 August, she departed Long Beach for her second tour of duty with the 7th Fleet. She settled into a more normal routine alternating peacetime operations with the 7th Fleet with routine duties along the west coast of the United States.
After adjusting her load at Subic, she got underway for her first line period in support of the combat ships operating off the coast of Vietnam. Those duties in support of the 7th Fleet continued until 6 November when she departed Yokosuka to return to the United States. A silver star is worn instead of five bronze stars, a service star is sometimes mistaken for a Bronze Star or Silver Star. This is based on the number of scans, not on the number of actual pages in the book. Wabash sailed for the west coast on 5 January 1972, called at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; transited the bleak Strait of Magellan; and visited Valparaiso, Chile; Callao, Peru; and Acapulco, Mexico, before arriving at her home port, Long Beach, Calif. Great memories from the Portland Rose festival. As of the summer of 1979, she was completing that overhaul.
I was happy to see Chief Elliott later on, and had become Senior Chief! Rather, the subscriber can view individual cruise book pages online, and then download or print these pages. These included the usual type training and operational readiness exercises as well as port visits to American and Canadian ports. Bray; and commissioned on 20 November 1971 at the , Capt. Yeager; and commissioned on 7 June 1969, Capt. She also helped to train naval reservists.