Hamner (DD 718) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1961

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I I I I S 'i I S J F1 I 2 3 E I I Ii I 5 E I I Ii I I AI -I CENT WHILE ENROUTE TO HER HOMEPORT AT SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA HAIVINER VISITED EVERETT, WASHINGTON . FOR THE 1958 COMPETETIVE YEAR HAIVINER WAS AWARDED THE BATTLE EFFICIENCY HEI' BY COMCRUDESPAC FOR COMPETITION WITHIN DESTROYER SQUADRON ELEVEN. PLUS THE FOLLOWING AWARDSz THE ENGINEERING RED "E", OPERATIONS GREEN MEN' THE ASW MEN' THE TORPEDO IIEI' AND EIGHT GUNNERY "EIS" . QN 22 NQVEMBER 1953 HAIVINER PROUDLY WEARING HER THIRTEEN BATTLE EFFICIENCY IIEISII COMMENCED HER TENTH WESTERN PACIFIC CRUISE WITH DESTROYER DIVISION III- ENROUTE TO THE WESTERN PACIFIC I-IAMNER VISITED 'PEARL HARBOR, T.H. AND MIDWAY ISLAND AND ARRIVED IN YOKOSUKA, JAPAN ON 10 DECEMBER 1958. HAMNER AGAIN OBSERVED CHRISTMAS IN YOKOSUKA AND WAS UNDERWAY ON 26 DECEMBER FOR KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN, ARRIVING ON 31 DECEMBER 1958, FOR SIX WEEKS DUTY WITH THE TAIWAN PATROL FORCE. THIS CRUISE SAW OPERATIONS AS A MEMBER OF TASK FORCE 72, AND WITH THE NEWEST CAR- RIER IN THE FLEET, USS RANGER , AS A MEMBER OF TASK FORCE 77. STOPS IN HONG KONG, YO.. KOSUKA, SUBIC BAY, AND BUCKNER BAY DO'I'I'ED THE CRUISE. THE RETURN TRIP SAW HAMNER HEAD SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR FOR MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA, TO HELP THE AUSTRALIANS CELEBRATE CORAL SEA WEEK IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLE WHICH SAVED AUSTRALIA FROM INVASION DURING THE EARLY STATES OF WORLD WAR II . THE NORTHBOUND TRIP INCLUDED STOPS IN THE I:IJI'S AND AT PEARL HARBOR. SAN DIEGO WAS REACHED IN LATE MAY 1959, AND A MONTH LATER ENTERED LONG BEACH NAVAL SHIPYARD FOR ANOTHER OVERHAUL. 5 REFRESHER AND TYPE TRAINING FOLLOWED THE OVERHAUL AND HAMNER DEPLOYED ON 19 JANUARY 1960 FOR HER ELEVENTH TOUR IN WESTPAC. AFTER TWO MONTHS OF CARRIER TASK FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE VICINITY OF JAPAN, WHICH INCLUDED VISITS TO YOKOSUKA, KOBE AND SASEBO THE SHIP VISITED HONG KONG. HAIVINER AND IVIORTON ESCORTED BON HOIVIIVIE RICHARD TO BOMBAY, INDIA IN APRIL.. THE TASK GROUP CROSSED THE EOUATOR IN THE INDIAN OCEAN ON THE RE- TURN TRIP AND STOPPED IN SINGAPORE FOR TWO DAYS ENROUTE TO YOKOSUKA . HAMNER RETURNED TO SAN DIEGO WITH DESTROYER DIVISION 111 ON 31 MAY. THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR WAS SPENT IN TYPE TRAINING AND LOCAL AREA EXERCISES WHICH INCLUDED PARTICIPATION IN THE SINKING OF TI-IE BELLE ISLE CEX1-AKS-213 WITH TORPEDO AND GUNFIRE. DURING HAMNERIS ELEVEN FAR EASTERN CRUISES, SHE HAS BEEN AWARDED T'I-IE CHINA SER- I VICE, NAVY OCCUPATION WITH ASIA CLASP, KOREAN SERVICE. MEDAL WITH FIVE COMBAT STARS, THE WORLD WAR II VICTORY MEDAL, THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE UNITED NATIONS SERVICE MEDAL AND THE KOREAN PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION. A COIVIIVIANDING OFFICERS AND THE PERIOD SERVED DATES NAME 12 JULY 1946 - UNKNOWN CDR JOSEPH B. SWAIN USN g UNKNOWN . II UNKNOWN UNKNOWN MAY I950 25 SEP 51 CDR JACK J. HUGHES, USN 26 SEP 1951 22 SEP 52 CDR ROBERT D, LOWTHER, USN 23 SEP 1952 17 JAN 54 CDR WILLIAM S, F'lNN, USN 18 JAN 1954 28 OCT 55 CDR JOSEPH E, THOMPSON, USN 29 OCT 1955 05 DEC 57 CDR PHILLIP H. TEETER, USN O6 DEC 1957 26 JUN 59 CDR ROBERT R . DUPZYK, USN 'Q 27 JUN 1959 PRESENT CDR HAROLD E. STEWART, USN ,:.f...,.g::. :...,g.



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-- ::.:"T-I I 54 fa isturg uf this rui IZ THE OFFICER OF THE DECK REPORTED ROUTINELYTO THE CAPTAIN THAT ALL PREPARATIONS WERE COM- PLETE FOR GETTING UNDERWAY BUT 3 APRIL 1961 WAS NO ROUTINE MORNlNGg THE USS HAMNER WITH DESDIV 111 CLESS WILTSIED WAS DEPARTING FOR THE WESTERN PACIFIC. THE HAIVINER COMMANDED BY COMMANDER HAROLD E STEWART, U S NAVY., IS NO NEWCOMER TO WESTPAC THIS IS THE TWELFTH DEPLOYMENT SINCE 1946 I WHILE ENROUTE HAMNER STOPPED IN PEARL HARBOR AND MIDWAY, AND PAUSED FOR VOYAGE RE- PAIRS AT GUAM , M.l . DURING THE TRANSIT BETWEEN GUAM AND KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN , THE DIVISION WAS DIVERTED TO SUBIC BAY FOR ADDITIONAL BACK--UP OF SEVENTH FLEETTS SOUTH CHINA SEA FOR- CES. HAMNERIS PARTICIPATION INCLUDED CARRIER OPERATIONS WITH THE USS CORAL SEA CCVA-433. AFTER THE TENSION SUBSIDED IN LAOS, THE HAMNER PROCEEDED TO KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN, ARRIV- ING 12 MAY AND ASSUMED PATROL DUTY IN THE TAIWAN STRAITS . UPON BEING RELIEVED OF PATROL DUTY ON 12 JUNE, DESDIV 111 SET COURSE FOR YOKOSUKA, JA- PAN FOR A TENDER AVAILABILITY, AND FURTHER ASSIGNMENT TO TASK GROUP 77.5 , INCLUDING USS MIDWAY CCVA-415. I If I ON 30 JUNE THE DIVISION DEPARTED YOKOSUKA TO JOIN USS MIDWAY FOR CLOSE SUPPORT OF Ex- TENSIVE CARRIER AIR OPERATIONS. DESDIV A111 WAS REDESIGNATED DESDIV 52 ON 1 JULY. NEAR THE END OF JULY, TASK GROUP 77.5 STOPPED AT SASEBO, JAPAN FOR A RECREATIONAL VISIT. I THE VISIT WAS SUDDENDLY INTERRUPTED ON 30 JULYIBY TYPHOONS HELEN AND IDA, WHICH WERE HEADING DIRECTLY FOR SASEBO. MOST NAVAL UNITS INCLUDING TASK GROUP 77,5 GOT UNDERWAY AND SUCCESSFULLY EVADED THE TYPHOONS, RETURNING TO SASEBO ON 2 AUGUST . I , SUBSEOUENTLY, OPERATIONS INCLUDED ANTI-SUBMARINE AND ANTI-AIR WARFARE EXERCISES AND ON 19 AUGUST THE TASK GROUP STEAMED INTO-YOKOSUKA HARBOR , I I I, II THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DEPLOYMENT FOR DESDIV 52 WAS A FOUR DAY ASW AND COMMUNICATIONS , EXERCISES WITH UNITS OF THE JAPANESE MARITIME SELF-DEFENSE FORCE. I I THE HAMNER BID SAYONORA TO YOKOSUKA FOR THIS CRUISE AND STEAMED TO HONG KONG, I3 .C.C. FOR A SHORT RECREATIONAL VISIT BEFORE RETURNING TO THE STATES . THIS VISIT WAS ALSQ INTER- I RUPTED BY TROPICAL STORM OLGA AND DESDIV 52 CLESS CHEVALIERD GOT UNDERWAY ON 9 A SEPTEMBER AND RETURNED THE NEXT DAY. I-2' 1, HAIVINER SAILED FROM HONG KONG ON I2 SEPTEMBER WITH THE USS MIDWAY CCVA-413 DES- Y DIV 52, USS TOPEKA QCLG-85, USS MC CAIN CDL-35 AND THE USS PREBLE QDLG-ISI, RE- I TURNING TO SAN DIEGO THE LATTER PART OF SEPTEMBER 1961, 5, I I I """" TT' S U Ti

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