High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing
Page 7 text:
U . if QM'
" I '15, 'nf
I 6 '
41 ' if
n , "
5 I ll! '
-ff: Ig ,
Page 6 text:
CSI Q QQ Q S
USS KING DLG 10
1970 WESTPAC CRUISE
- Us IN ..
X DLG-lO X X
C . f x' E
A - x Q5 Q
A 5:-53' Q
6' v CDO
Page 8 text:
HISTORY OF USS KING CDLG-101
KING was authorized by Congress in the 1956 Shipbuilding Program. Her keel was laid on
1 March 1957 at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington. KING was
launched on 6 December 1958, commissioned on 17 November 1960, and proudly took her
place in the Navy as the first ship named after Fleet Admiral Ernest J. KING.
Fleet Admiral KING was born in Lorain, Ohio on November 23, 1878. He attended the
United States Naval Academy, graduating with distinction in 1901 to commence a long and
distinguished career in the service of his country and the United States Navy. Fleet Admiral
KING served in USS SAN FRANCISCO as a Naval Cadet in the Spanish American War. He
was awarded the Navy Cross for distinguished service during World War I as Assistant Chief of
Staff for the Commander-in-Chief, U. S. Atlantic Fleet.
In 1927, Admiral KING completed flight training at Pensacola, Florida and was designated
a Naval Aviator. There followed tours of duty in various aircraft squadrons and command of
the aircraft carrier LEXINGTON in 1930. He was promoted to the rank of Vice Admiral. He
later served as Commander-in-Chief, United States Fleet. This job was combined in 1942 with
that of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Senate confirmed his appointment to that post
for a term of 4 years in March, 1942. On December 15, 1944 Admiral KING was promoted to
the highest grade in the Navy - the five star rank of Fleet Admiral.
The guided Missile Frigate is designed to provide Fast Carrier Striking Forces with
anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defenses. In order to accomplish this mission, KING is
equipped with the latest technological developments in air search radars and sonar to detect
the enemy, together with the most advanced anti-aircraft and anti-submarine missiles with
which to destroy him. Additionally, KING is one of the first ships to be equipped with the
Naval Tactical Data System CNTDSJ, a high speed digital computer complex which has
revolutionized the concept of anti-air warfare.
KING is 512 feet long and has a beam of 52 feet. Fully loaded, she displaces 5600 tons
and with her high pressure steam turbines is capable of speeds in excess of 30 knots. She
possesses the latest habitability features designed for the comfort of her crew.
KING's main armament is her TERRIER missile system. The TERRIER is a surface-to-air,
supersonic, solid propellant missile capable of intercepting and destroying any present-day
aircraft. The missiles are backed up by four 3"f50 caliber guns and one 5"!54 caliber gun for
defense against enemy air and surface units.
KING's anti-submarine capability consists of the potent ASROC CAnti-Submarine Rocketj
system and two, triple-tube torpedo launchers. These weapons systems, combined with the
ship's speed, maneuverability, and underwater detection equipment give KING a formidable
anti-submarine warfare potential.
KING has served in six deployments to the Western PacificfSoutheastern Asia area since
commissioning, the latest having been completed in December 1969. She has earned the
Meritorious Unit Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary
Medal, the Viet Nam Service Medal, and the Republic of Viet Nam Medal during these tours
of duty. While serving in these deployments KING was an integral part of the U. S. SEVENTH
KING is currently commanded by Commander Dempster M. JACKSON, U. S. Navy, who
is the eighth Commanding Officer to take KING "down to the sea", having assumed command
on 23 May 1970.
Suggestions in the King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book collection:
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today!
Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly!
Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.
Material on this website is protected by copyright laws of the United States and international treaties.
No protected images or material on this website may be copied or printed without express authorization.