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CHANGE OF COMMAND 7 JUNE 1982 AT SEA IN THE VICINITY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS COMMANDER HENRY A. LEVIEN Commanding COMMANDER KENNETH M. VIAFORE Relieving f 16
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USS JOHN YOUNG USS JOHN YOUNG (DD-973) is the eleventh SPRUANCE class destroyer and the ninth to join the Pacific Fleet. JOHN YOUNG is homeported in San Diego and assigned to Cruiser Destroyer Group One and Destroyer Squadron Two Three. Designed and built by Ingalls Shipbuilding Division of Litton Industries, Pascagoula, Mississippi, JOHN YOUNG is a member of the first major class of surface ships in the U.S. Navy to be powered by gas turbine engines. Four General Electric LM-2500 engines, marine versions of those used on DC-10 and C5-A aircraft, drive the ship at speeds in excess of 30 knots. Twin controllable-reversible pitch propellers provide JOHN YOUNG with a degree of maneuverability unique among warships her size. A highly versatile multi-mission destroyer, JOHN YOUNG is capable of operating independently or in company with Amphib ious or Carrier Task Forces. Her overall length is 563 feet and she displaces 8100 tons. JOHN YOUNG ' s primary mission is to operate offensively in an Antisubmarine Warfare role. JOHN YOUNG ' s sonar, the most advanced underwater detection and fire control system yet developed, is fully integrated in a digital naval tactical data system, providing the ship with faster and accurate processing of target information. Integration of the ship ' s digital gun fire control system into the NTDS provides quick reaction in the performance of the ship ' s mission areas of shore bombardment, surface warfare actions, and anti-aircraft warfare. LW.LV U ' LUTViL ILl lLcLLLS UblWW»SC L . UllTliL LUll inilUl lLtL 12 Ship ' s weapons include two MK 45 lightweight 5 inch guns, two triple-barrel MK 32 torpedo tubes, NATO Sea Sparrow Missile System, Harpoon Missile System, an antisubmarine rocket (ASROC) launcher, and facilities for embarkation of antisubmarine helicopters. Space, weight, and electrical power reservations have been allocated in the design of the ship to provide for the addition of future weapons systems and enable JOHN YOUNG to keep abreast of future technology. Although built for maximum combat effectiveness, crew comfort and habitability are an integral part of JOHN YOUNG ' s design. Berthing compartments are spacious and the ship is equipped with amenities not usually found among destroyers, including a crew ' s lounge, library, hobby shop, and gymnasium. Automated weapons and engineering systems permit operation of the ship, the size of a World War II light cruiser, by a reduced crew of 22 officers. 14 chief petty officers, and 250 enlisted men. JOHN YOUNG is one of the world ' s most modern destroyers, possessing advanced propulsion systems and a fully integrated combat system, with space and weight reservation to ensure a formidable seaborne platform well into the future.
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AWARDS AND REENLISTMENTS RECOGNIZING JOHN YOUNG ' S FINEST KKM30CMXMXK yOOOCXyOOOOC KKKMXKXKXK ■i» EMC Jones receives the Navy Achievement SMI Sayers. SM3 Wain, and SM2 Gore receive the Navy Medal. Achievement Medal.
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