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SS Black DD666
The USS BLACK QDD666j was built in Kearny,
New jersey, and commissioned on 21 May 1943 at
the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York. The
ship is named after Lieutenant Commander Hugh D.
BLACK, the Commanding Officer of the USS JACOB
JONES fDD15Oj, who was lost at sea when the ship
was torpedoed and sunk in the Northern Atlantic on
the morning of 28 February 1942.
From the fall of 1943, when she reported to the
Pacific Fleet, until the summer of 1946, the destroyer
BLACK operated in the Western Pacific from the
Philippines to japan. In August 1946, she was inacti-
vated at San Pedro, California. She was recommissioned
on 18 July 1951 for the Korean conflict and was or-
dered to the Atlantic Fleet where she operated until
1953. During this period the ship was refitted at the
Naval Shipyard, Norfolk, Virginia. Un 10 January
1953 She joined Destroyer Division 281 for an around
the world cruise. On this cruise BLACK saw her first
combat since August 1945 when she took part in harass-
ing shore bombardments off the coast of Korea. At
the close of the conflict she continued her round the
world good will tour, returning to Norfolk in Decem-
ber 1953. She remained a unit of the Second Fleet un-
til january 1955 when she was transferred to the Pa-
cific Fleet, transiting the Panama Canal on 16 january
1955. From 1955 to the present time BLACK has
operated as a unit of FIRST and SEVENTH Fleets in
the Pacific. She has served in Vietnam with distinction.
During her 1965 WESTPAC cruise, BLACK saw her
first combatant action since Korea. That year she
shelled Viet Cong strongholds on the Vietnamese coast
in addition to serving at "Yankee Station" and being
one of the first ships on Dperation Market Time - the
Navy's infiltration surveillance mission. During
BLACK'S 1966 WESTPAC cruise she served at both
"Yankee Station" and "Dixie Station" in support of
operations against the Viet Cong, as well as conducting
extensive shore bombardment against the enemy on the
coast of Vietnam and up the Saigon River.
This is BLACK'S third deployment to Vietnam and
eleventh WESTPAC cruise.
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RDC Arthur W Soule USN
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Commander K. C. REYNOLDS was born on Feb-
ruary 5, 1928 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from
Norwood High School in Norwood, Ohio in June of
1945 and attended the University of Cincinnati until
his entry into the Navy for active duty. He enlisted in
the U.S. Naval Reserve as an Apprentice Seaman QV-5j
in September 1947 and commenced active duty as an
Aviation Midshipman at Pensacola, Florida in june
1948. He was designated a Naval Aviator in March
of 1950 and commissioned Ensign in june of the same
year. His lirst duty was with aircraft squadrons as-
signed to the PACIFIC FLEET where he was designat-
ed a Patrol Plane Commander. In 1955 Commander
REYNOLDS transferred to non-flying duty.
Commander REYNOLDS completed his under-
graduate education while on active duty when he
graduated from UCLA in 1957 with a Bachelor of Arts
Degree. Subsequently he received a Master of Science
degree from the George Washington University. In
addition, he has attended various Navy schools in-
K. C. Reynolds
U. S. Navy
cluding the Fleet Gunnery School, the Advanced Un-
dersea Weapons School, the Surface to Air Guided
Missile School, and is a graduate of the U. S. Naval
War College. He has served in destroyer, cruiser, and
amphibious type ships. He has served ashore as a gun-
nery instructor at the Fleet Training Group, San Diego
and as an instructor and Head of the Weapons Depart-
ment at the U. S. Naval Destroyer School, Newport,
R. I. While serving as Executive Officer of USS
JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. fDD850j during the
Cuban Blockade he was the Boarding Officer of the
Soviet chartered ship SS MARUCLA.
In 1950 he married the former Elizabeth E. MOTT
of Coronado, California. Mrs. REYNOLDS is a gradu-
ate of the Coronado High School and attended the
University of Southern Califo-rnia before her marriage.
They have two daughters, Nancy Ann and Pamela Sue,
and a son Jeffrey Mark. Commander REYNOLDS and
his family maintain their home in Coronad-o.
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