King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1970

Page 9 of 105


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1970 Edition, Page 9 of 105
Page 9 of 105

King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1970 Edition, Page 8
Previous Page

King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1970 Edition, Page 10
Next Page

Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!

Your membership with provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures
  • 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 9 text:

, , -. , - - , ' , , 1211 . I 1 ,qw ,. 'i . ,. 1 ,. I7 I. . x 1 I. u I r Q, r 4 a I 5 i 4, 1

Page 8 text:

SHIPS HISTORY 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 Fleet. 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.

Page 10 text:

'YP Commander Dempster Nl. JACKSON. a native of Southern California. attended the United States Naval Academy and was commissioned an Ensign in the U. S. Navy upon graduation in 1952. During that year he was a member of the Navy crew representing the United States at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Finland. Commander JACKSON's first tour of duty was aboard the USS DEHAVEN CDD-7271 serving as Main Propulsion and Damage Control Officer during the Korean cont1ict. His next assignment was CIC Officer and Regulus Missile Guidance Officer on the cruiser USS HELENA QCA-751. Using his guided missile experience, C mmander JACKSON then served as the Navy Liaison Officer to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville. o Alabama functioning as the Inertial Guidance Officer on the first FBM tJupiter1 Launch Team. Continuing in the missile field, he next was assigned to the Bureau of Ordnance in Washington. D. C. in 1957 as Test Ofticer for the Polaris Project. Commander JACKSON assumed command of the USS SUMNER COUNTY tLST-11481 in June 1958. His two years of command were followed by a tour at the Navy Post Graduate school at Monterey. California where he studied Underwater Acoustics Engineering. Returning to sea in 1963. as Executive Officer and Navigator of the USS MADDOX CDD-7371. Commander JACKSON was award- ed the Navy Commendation Medal with Combat "V" when North Vietnamese motor-torpedo boats attacked that American destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin on 2 and 4 August 1964. D Commander JACKSON assumed command of the USS CHARLES BERRY IDE-10351 in February 1965 serving in that post for two years. For this service he was awarded his second Navy Commendation Medal. From March 1967 to March 1968. Commander JACKSON served as Operations Officer of the Naval Support Activity in Danang. Republic of Vietnam. For his timely action during the critical 1968 Tet Offensive. he was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat "V". Prior to his tour as Commanding Officer of KING. Commander JACKSON was Deputy Director of Systems Engineering at the Anti-Submarine Warfare Project Office in Washington, D. C.

Suggestions in the King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book collection:

King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1961 Edition, Page 1


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1966 Edition, Page 1


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1968 Edition, Page 1


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1972 Edition, Page 1


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1973 Edition, Page 1


King (DLG 10) - Naval Cruise Book online yearbook collection, 1970 Edition, Page 42

1970, pg 42

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
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? 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? 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. will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.