1. Ship's History
Report for the USS KING (DLG-10) for period 1 Jan 62 to 15 May
62 is submitted herewith.
2. The USS KING spent the first two weeks of
1962 berthed in San Diego at the Naval Repair Facility.
3. Several at sea periods followed the Christmas
holidays to evaluate the NTDS/HICAPCOM equipment installed aboard
4. On 15 March the KING was given an NTPI by
the staff of CRUDESPAC and received a merit of 98.17, the highest
ever received by a ship of Cruiser Destroyer Force Pacific.
During the month of April the NTDS evaluation was completed
with KING again being acclaimed the "Most
Outstanding NTDS Ship During the Evaluation" by RADM BERGIN,
6. Since 27 April the KING has been in port
preparing for Operation Pork Barrel, and then employment in
M. E. BUSTARD