McCandless (FF 1084) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1988

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THE SHIP F-1084 , d in honor of USS MCCANDLESS QF 5 Halle Rear Aa- M C dl ss, USN, and is son, I Commgdore 11?!lldC1dndl:esSnUSN is the first U.S. warship to iinirilthigufisme. Built by Avondale Shipyafdsf Inc" of West' wi-lo, Louisiana, the keel was laid on June 4, 1970, launched on March 20, 1971 and Commissioned in Boston, Massachu- M h 18, 1972. settS'1?1?e 3131515 designed to locate and destroy enemy Sub' marines and can screen a carrier task force STOUP 01' act as escort McCANDLESS is equipped with the latest Ziirrialiieil a 5-inch 54 caliber rapid fire gun mount, f0l1T t0rped0 tubes in twin mounts, an ASROC CAnti-Submarine Rocketl launcher and facilities to operate with an embarked ant1-sub- marine helicopter detachment. Newest capabilities include the "HARPOON" Surface to Surface Missile System, ANf SLQ-32 QVQJ Electronic Warfare Suite, SRBOC tSuper Rapid Blooming Off-board Chaffl and the ANfSQR-18AiVl1 Tactical 'I' owed Array Sonar CTACTASD and the VULCAN- PHALANX Close in Weapons System CCIWSD. McCANDLESS completed her first of several major de- ployments, a six month deployment to the Middle East Force, in August 1973, and a two month deployment to the North Atlantic to participate in the NATO exercise "Northern Merger" in November 1974 followed with participation in a joint Canadian-United States exercise, MARCOTCANUS 77. ln September 1977, McCANDLESS changed homeports to Philadelphia to commence her first major overhaul since commissioning in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards. Follow- ing ten months of industrial work ending in July 1978 and two months of Refresher Training in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, McCANDLESS returned to her homeport of Norfolk, Virginia. In June 1979 McCANDLESS again deployed to the Sixth Fleet for six months of operation in the Mediterranean, Red and Black Sea. Returning in December 1979, McCANDLESS under- went a restricted availability at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard where the Tactical Towed Array Sonar System QTACTASD was added to her ASW suite and in September 1930 McCANDLESS again departed Norfolk, Virginia enroute to her fourth major deployment since commissioning returning in February.1981 after five and one-half months of operations in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. Following participa- ion in several fleet exercises including READEX 1-82 eparted Norfolk on February 1982 begin, McCANDLESS d :ig will 111310: d9Dl0yt'nent, again to the Mediterranean i ASW ..E.Q ,F Ret ' -QP Oyment as well as several Departmental ... Q urning to Norfolk in July 1982, the ship enje ed Zgrrifrliive and upkeep period prior to departing in Septgm- Baltic exe:-fciideloghg of Operation in the North Atlantic and S t d E .82 and ASW patrlgr ff0rt, Northern Wedding, Baltops M CAND C, . Brooklin'Newliifscglglalggidhhgplieport 1ndMarch 1983 to ' er secon major overhaul 2 after which she returned to fleet operations 3 - ASW patrols in the North Atlantic early in 1 March and April McCANDLESS satisfactorily her post-deployment inspections and departed May for three months of advanced ASW testing in mas and Refresher Training at Guantanamo Bay August, final preparations were made for her sixth, ployment with participation in READEX 2-85 ing in October for operations in the Mediterranean Arabian Seas. McCANDLESS returned in 1985 for a brief leave and upkeep period preparing fleet tasking. In April, McCANDLESS conducted exercises coast of South Carolina and near Bermuda with QFF-10805 and USS MILLER QFF-10915 and later wmi submarines, preparing for the next deployment to Eurol waters. McCANDLESS was selected by the Commandgph, Chief, Atlantic to represent the United States at "Kiglg Woche," CKEIL WEEKD, an International Maritime Celelmf tion in Kiel, West Germany, and Aalborg, Denmark fortlii annual Fourth of July celebration. McCANDLESSdepa1iii Norfolk 10 June 1985 and was welcomed to Kiel, Westilii- many by the German Navy Band. In Keil MCCANDLN assumed duties as flagship for the Deputy Commander-it Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe, Vice Admiral Schoultzfmt hosted several dinners and a reception, attended by S9lliQ German and NATO Commanders and Civilian Officials! well as Admiral McDonald, U.S. Supreme Allied C01l'tmlllll er, Atlantic. McCANDLESS proceeded on the remainderi her North Atlantic deployment making port visits andpatif ipating in ASW operations. USS McCANDLESS deparlf the North Atlantic OP Area in August and returnedtolftg ginia for a two month Selected Restricted Availability wha she was upgraded with ANXSQR 18AtVJ1 system. Sea trials were completed on 1 November 19851 25 November McCANDLESS got underway for Lg l forcement Operation with the Coast Guard until De Op Areas during the time period were off the coast of bi , ' 9 ' 9 ailll a South America J amaica and off the coast of Cl After a brief period of leave, upkeep and tr Participated in CNO Project 1-86. MCCANDLESSB nal preparations for her seventh major depl0YmentW ticipation in Readex 2-86 and Mod Fleetex before df Norfolk in August 1986 for Operations in the Medlwl Following six months of operations in the Mediterraf cluding numerous ASW patrols, McCANDLESS! homeport and began a one month leave and od. She conducted three weeks of ASW 0Pe1' coast of Virginia in July, 1987 and then ed Restricted Availability in Norfolk which 1218 November following sea trials. Following in Guantanamo Ba Cuba in March 1983 ya 9 ' , commenced preparations for her eighth H1310 ations

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