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Captain Steven L. Turner, anative of Danville. Virginia, served as an Ensign aboard
USS CONWAY CDD-5075 after graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy in 1961 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. He then attended
the Naval Destroyer School and upon completing his tudies, reported to USS
HOLDER CDD-8425 as Engineer Officer. 1 ' A
Following his tour on HOLDER, Captain Turner earned his Masters Degree in
Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina while teaching
students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps KNROTCJ program. He was
then assigned as Commanding Officer of USS COCONINO COUNTY QLST-6033,
and later as CommandingOfficer of USS OUTAGAMIE COUNTY CLST-10735.
both homeported in Guam, operating almost. exclusively in the rivers and along the
coast of Vietnam. - ' ., W n ' .
In 1970. Captain Turner entered the naval War College and upon completion of
training. served as Executive Officer and later as Commanding Officer in USS
BRUMBY CFF-10445. After hisiitour on BRUMBY, he attended Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute from 1973 to 1974 and earned an MBA. A tour at the Naval
Sea Systems Command followed. prior to assignment as Commanding officer of USS
FISKE CDD-8423 . . ' A 1
Following his duty on FISKE, Captain Turner graduated from the Industrial College
of the Armed Forces before serving three years as Engineer Officer of USS MIDWAY
CCV-415. just rior t ' ' - I
p o assuming command of USS YELLOWSTONE CAD-415-'
Cawptain Turner served briefly on the staff of the Command of the Naval Material
Command. . c ,
gaptlain Turner's personal .awards include the Legion of Merit, the MeritoriouS
ervice medal and two Navy Commendation Medals. - 1
Captain Turner is married to the former Louise Mougeot of Montreal. Canada. They
have three daughters: Melanie, Natalie and Suzanne. A M
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The first YELLOWSTONE Coriginolly nomed Wor Boy? wos o steel hulled, single screw freighter,
commissioned in September, 1918. During o brief coreer neor the end ond shortly ofter World
Wor l, YELLOWSTONE wos decommissioned ond returned to the Shipping Boord for use. Her
subsequent tour wos short lived due to running oground in the Azores. Although listed os
"stronded" ond o totol loss, oll 45 of her crew wos sofe.
The second YELLOWSTONE CAD-275 wos commissioned in Jonuory, 1946. For 28 yeors she tended
the destroyers of the Atlontic Fleet. During this period she eorned o reputotion of dependobility
ond reliobility, the niclsnome "Old Foithful" ond the coveted bottle efficiency "E" oword ten
times. She wos decommissioned on September 11, 1974.
The present YELLOWSTONE CAD-415, commissioned on June28, 1980, is the first tender to be
equipped with o destroyer refueling rig copoble of sending refueling probe, robb ond NATO
refueling couplings to other ships.
YELLOWSTONE hos porticipoted in severol multi-notionol novol exercises, providing mobile
repoir ond logistics support. During the NATO exercise Oceon Venture "81", the Repoir
Deportment, under simuloted wortime conditions, completed over 100jobs during o three doy
onchoroge in Scopoflow, Scotlond. During United Effort!Teomwork "84", YELLOWSTONE
completed over SOO jobs, sending Tiger Teoms of repoir personnel to other ships ond providing
logistic support by tronsferring repoir ports ond supplies ond pumping fuel ond woter to ships
of the tosls force.
First YELLOWSTONE CWor Boy?
Second YELLOWSTONE CAD-275 USS YELLOWSTONE CAD 413
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MESSAGE TO THE CREW
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I have seen old salts descend upon ancient warships clutching cruise books that they
kept for a quarter century. They were eager to see how things had changed. And I
ber a few years ago, how several "time capsules" were filled and placed in vaults in
around the country with much publicity and ceremony. Such things as a copy of s
Magazine, a campaign button, a copy of a newspaper, and coins were inserted into
sealed chambers to rest for 100 years, then be openedby curious descendentson some
occasion. These capsules will be like a letter from their ancestors to those who 0
the contents. They will provide tangible clues about life in the past. V
fLike artifacts in a time capsule, events and faces are recorded in this cruise book. The
is not intended to be a letter to be delivered in the distant future, but perhaps one
25-30 years down life's road. After the initial scanning, these books will wind
a shelf somewhere to rest until that time. So, if you -are reading this in the year 2016.
to youshipmate! Remember when we were in "the Med"? ' T
book will always remind you that this was ia most successful and enjoyable cruise.
the first Destroyer Tender toldeploy to the Mediterranean in five years, and we V
our job magnificantly. We were a team, known as a friendly and very capable
We worried about Khadafy, we went sightseeing, and we finally came home to
completing as fine a cruise as any ship ever undertook. Hopefully, the good ship
ONE will undertake many equally successful deployments, but none will '
the achievements of this cruise, and no crew will exceed this one, whose individual p
collective effort, drive, skills and devotion to duty added up to excellence of a a rare
With Warmest Regards, l
s. L. TURNER
CAPT USN R
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