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Summary of USS DAVIDSON's 3rd WESTPAC Deployment

26 May 1970

Underway for WESTERN PACIFIC deployment

26 May – 6 June

Enroute to Subic Bay , Phillipines as a unit of Task Force 17.5

7 June – 9 June

Upkeep period at U.S. Naval Station Subic Bay, Phillipines.

10 June

Departed Subic Bay , Phillipines for Yankee Station

10 June – 20 June

Operated as a unit of TG 77.5 providing plane guard/escort services to the USS ORISKANY CVA-34

21 June – 2 July

Assigned NGFS in Republic of Vietnam in I, II and III corp as an element of TU 70.8.9

3 July – 4 July

Enroute to Kaohsiung , Taiwan .

5 July – 9 July

Upkeep in Kaohsiung , Taiwan

10 July – 16 July

Operating as TU 77.5.2 providing plane guard/escort services to USS ORISKANY CVA-34

17 July – 22 July

Operating as an element of TU 77.0.1 on North SAR Station shotgun for USS CONTZ DDG-9

23 July – 29 July

Joined TG 77.3

30 July – 1 August

Enroute to Yokosuka , Japan

2 August –11 August

Upkeep in Yokosuka , Japan

2 August – 14 August

Enroute to Yankee Station with USS BON HOMME RICHARD CVA–31

14 August

Developed HP/LP crossover piping casualty while refueling from USS BON HOMME RICHARD CVA-31

15 August

Enroute to Subic Bay , Phillipines to effect repairs on crossover piping

16 August – 18 August

Inport U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay , Phillipines to effect emergency repairs on HP/LP crossover piping

19 August – 20 August

Enroute to Yankee Station to join USS BON HOMME RICHARD CVA-31

21 August – 31 August

Operating as a unit of TG 77.3 – plane guard/escort USS BON HOMME RICHARD CVA-31

1 Sept – 3 Sept

Enroute to Singapore with TG 77.3

4 Sept – 8 Sept

Inport Singapore for port visit

9 Sept – 12 Sept

Enroute from Singapore to Subic Bay , Phillipines

10 September, 1970

Cross Equator at 00'N, 106 degrees 42'E at 0400

13 September

Upkeep at Subic Bay , Phillipines

14 Sept – 15 Sept

Enroute to Hong Kong , B.C.C.

16 Sept – 21 Sept

Inport Hong Kong , B.C.C.

22 Sept

Enroute to Subic Bay , Phillipines

23 Sept

Upkeep at U.S. Naval Base, Subic Bay , Phillipines

24 Sept – 25 Sept

Enroute to Paracel Islands

26 Sept

Conducting special ops around Paracel Islands

27 Sept

Joined TG 77.3 on Yankee Station

27 Sept – 4 Oct

Operating as a unit of TG 77.3 as plane guard / escort

5 Oct

Enroute to military region III and IV for NGFS assignment

6 Oct

Relieved USS ROBERSON DDG-12 of NGFS duties

6 Oct – 21 Oct

Assigned to III and IV Military regions to conduct NGFS Assignments

21 Oct

Inport Da Nang Harbor , Republic of Vietnam for CTU 70.8.9 turnover

21 Oct – 22 Oct

Enroute to Subic Bay , Phillipines

23 Oct – 27 Oct

Inport U.S. Naval Station, Subic Bay , Phillipines to effect voyage repairs

28 Oct

Enroute to Pearl Harbor , Hawaii

7 November, 1970

Arrive U.S. Naval Base, Pearl Harbor , Hawaii

7 December, 1970

Docked in drydock #4, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Pearl Harbor

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