Davidson (FF 1045) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1983

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COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFFICER CDR. FRANK C. FERDON CDR. JAMES D. BROTHERTON6 L S-"1 N ,. if CO MA DHSTORY USS DAVIDSON IFF-1045j, the Hrst ship in the United States Navy to bear the name, is the Hfth in the GARCIA class of frigates and the third to be built by Avondale Shipyard Inc. Westwego, Louisiana. Her keel was laid 30 September 1963 and she was christened 2 October 1964 by her sponsor, Mrs. Lyal A. Davidson, the widow of the ship's namesake. DAVIDSON arrived in Hawaii on 13 April 1966 to join Destroyer Flotilla FIVE. She sailed on her Hrst Western Pacific Tour KWESTPACQ on 18 April 1967 and saw her Hrst Vietnamese gunline action 12 September 1967. DAVIDSON saw continuous employment as naval gunHre support ship during her following deployments untill 17 October 1969. She recorded high marks for accuracy and amounts of ammunition expended, a record on May 1972 for shooting over 1200 rounds in one all-night bombardment. She was nicknamed "The Biggest Little Destroyer in WESTPACH. DAVIDSON earned Battle EfHciency UE" Awards in 1971 and 1972. DA VIDSON's gun mounts display permanent gold "E"s earned by being the most efHcient gunnery division for Hve years straight. DA VIDSON also displays the following awards: Combat Action Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Navy Expeditionary Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation I Cross of Gallantryj and the Vietnam Service Medal. ,, , ,...:,,,g... ..., ,P P, P P P ,, I P. ,Q ,P l P, g .2 ffff f. f . " A- 5 Q. . ' ' 5 ,... 'P P ' f Q 'f -.77Aaj7Jf5'?jXfZa'44kf fvffs C A ' I I ,ff .ff ' ' f f s , , . f ' jaw ' . fa f f . f ' I -, -. y fyfyyyf - .fwfffgw , sf K f f y!Jf.y!f,f-,.4,5.f,ff!J X . M .ffff ,s ,. ff ff f ff 1 X7 f ffZZfJ WWfZZ ,Wy , fcfigdfwiwfy mf W' 'Z f ff! f f , 7 W f a f fffffff ff J in ff ffffff by 1 ffff fX X fffff ffffffy-vffvff f aff f f2 Qaff 4 a.ff ,.a,f fffff f Ogfffwfgyff fy ffff ffff ,gffffwfif Z f Qff MK? 1 f WW f f ff ff ff ffffffvffwfff f MW fffbff f ! ffy, jZ,Z,Zf,ffQf,'Zf2??5Z5y,fffa if A W W, QWM... , ffjfff fwfwgafyafigfy fffffafffffafv ff 9 ff af ff jff Of fa fff f aff?Zff.Wfff 1 wwf aaa ff W My Zjgfffffffffyffaff ff ff L55 ' f 'C ,KW Q7 Maja! Vffqjffff aj' , W7 ffff ,fa 46 ff ff Z! 54591 ive A V if 4 A' ff f fyffff f gg! W X 7!Qjf7 fwyfffx ff .W W ,M 14 ,ff fi!! f if J X fQfW jf WWWW' W f QW, ,vyf WW awww fcftfwf f faazaaf f gf ffl WW f ff M, aff! f' .W ,J , f WM ,ff y ff fini f' f , ff?Z6ZfZ,f 4'5" f fiy , X f gjiffeff W! X f X' ff ff I 2 K Vijay WW sf' ,.fZ,,,gafff,f4ff5,5f , i , ,Q 7g,,Q vig W f ffffffffff iffy- f nfff! ff ff hgf' f 6 6 fmwfwfv .Liz f Wg' C flfif ff! f f f ff 1 ff ff 'f?77f fff X46 0 duff FHM '9 W4 ff f 'ffffvf wi fwfwv ffaaafaffafwffaffff W2 if ff m QW Wa f f f at f ff 2 A . . . . .2 - . .7 . fl A' - ,, 2-:,....a..,,-,, 1Q'f'f.7' I f ww. I ' f ff - 5 A is if f- - A yWu,.a.:f.w .am .1 .... 'WM--11' ,,.f-2-1-H f.,f,' .A A A . . , .A 5 -f Hxffj- J a4 ' . ', c fr V - .f 'f A , fn' ...c. ., 'uifggggg' wzhawzai.. , MW' W We .AW "Cf, 2, . fgaf- s ': -of-.71 vgw' - - 5'-H+ .ff L .' f - -,fi,.w .- - 24 " -f Zfryfff ffff ' ' ' fax ff ,f f' . ' 5 t .73 . jf X 4 g - f -' -f . 904 . fffaffff f fy-...ff J, ,,.,. f, .f .Off M .2.!. 1 . . ,ff 1 J , x ff!! M. , ', S if f -Qff f fy ff - A . ff' f - Pj - ' Y' A A f I ' Wff Q.. ,jf ff .1 My if ia. Wffif. aw f ff. f ,f f , I " - ff-4 ' ' . .2 - . c -' 1 , , , , ff - 1, V- ' y-wiw f- K. , 1, 'jf I 5 . 15421542 f . :. .:,.,..1:.::.Li?" ' M JM ..,:ffff'z:fKWf , . ff ff-4' K WH ef ,ff can ff: -,f -t, 1-wif. , v t.mn..,.,,g" 1 g f' A -V ,W.W,Wf4, .ff .1 w'f4mww2fvffffZ .ffwfwmvi zyffff f f M f 7- . f 149 .9 ' f rw-- fy.,,1,.f-,fh,f,.,-Q fjnqff ,pn Q -, 4 , .fa , 4. I af 1 4. .. - -, ...M - -f f .fff af., ,h A , f 4 ffl a,-We .5 4, A Q. .f . - rf, - . .ff .of Q K . -' f " , I .' 'Q "t""1 0 ff cf-.f-,JK4 cr 1.544 ' 4.. f fr' , ' - 'lffff yf. 6 vfy- Q . f 'ff MW: -, We .wwf QMS,-fffgz Mfyy., V " A , - we f- . ,gfgf fy v 1 9- - yffffw f . .sfdwx fft W 1. . . - QW an fy W . Af ' ' I ' ff fyfmf. ,W ' x'-gy? fg",g,2-' -' ' , I , . , - ' f . - ff mm.-...W mf fzfff.avf'4'?? - . . , I f ,' ff f " , ' I ' f ' if J .,,,f,., -V.-,n1,,,' 0, -ff..a,g.ff.f:5zu, 2 -fit -A I 1 ' ' 2 f X , . ,ggi " V ggamww .. V571 t P , PP. P ,P PP P ,P,, P P P , W ,APP W,7,.,,7,,,, ,,,, , ,.... P P ,ff 71. .. ' f '12 ' ' ' -f.,-ai ., ..,f.,,,g4- 2, M, . ..,v ., .,1,1...,, .u .f ., , W-f V W"-if K4 3 ' .1 - f .7 4 .- f ' e : sf ' Y X. ' ,. M -ra A - -fix!! 4 X V, fw.fa,'M Kaz' 9- - vs - is -' A .fZ41f"" V6. 1 A. If Mfwwff ,Wk ff. -' :V V 3, , ' 2 fff ,nf , ff X. , .. H P! .f,,,,,,w,. . 4. Af,-1, w,g!6xe4z.a,2.f,. W, ,,,fq. f .,, Q fav! X , .- f . f. ,': q 5 - ,Q ,-,ffm Cf: 2. f. . . , ' J 1. 2, . ,. 2 -ff'-'asv 1 ' f2:,.f,f.. Ffh' .vubf ,AWE ,af PA 'Jfg 4, My 54 5. 5 Q .1 :ff ,mf 9.45, Zgjifilff 54 . 5,1 ,iff -Q Agxgxf S 1 - I Vfawfig of f -25 -N

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