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A navy is essentially and necessarily autocratic.... Whilst the ships sent forth by the congress may and must fight for the principles of human rights and republican freedom, the ships themselves must be ruled and commanded at sea under a system of absolute despotism.

John Paul Jones

Quoted from : Buckner F. Melton, Jr., A Hanging Offense, The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers , Free Press, 2003, New York, NY

Commanding Officers Timeline
 

In Command

Commanding Officer

Commissioning Place / Date

Retired as

17 November 1960

01 June 1962

Melvin Earl Bustard, CDR

February 21, 1942

CAPT

01 June 1962

Frank H. Sonntag, CDR

University of California at Los Angeles, 1943

CAPT

 
January 1963

Thomas E. Groves, CDR

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July 1963

30 January 1965

Edward Lull Cochrane, Jr., CDR

US Naval Academy, 1941

CAPT

30 January 1965

03 December 1966

Charles P. Tesh, CDR

V-12 Program, Midshipman School, University of Notre Dame, 9 July 1945

RADM

03 December 1966

03 August 1968

William L. Read, CDR

US Naval Academy 1949

VADM

03 August 1968

23 May 1970

John D. Scull, CDR

University of California at Los Angeles, 1951

CAPT

23 May 1970

23 October 1971

Dempster McKee Jackson, CDR

US Naval Academy 1952

RADM

23 October 1971

7 July 1973

Richard R. Tarbuck, CDR

US Naval Academy 1956

CAPT

7 July 1973

30 April 1974

Donald Ralph Anderson, CDR

Villinova, PA NROTC 1959

CAPT

30 April 1974

USS King Decommissioned for Anti-Air Warfare Modernization
Carlton W. Canaday, LCDR (EO) OIC

Boland Marine & Mfg. Co.
New Orleans, LA

LCDR

17 September 1977
CDR W. H. Stillwell was originally selected to be the new Commanding Officer of the USS King. After two months of hospitalization from hepatitus, CDR Stillwell died on 17 September 1977.

17 September 1977

17 June 1979

Grant Alexander Sharp, CDR

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RADM

17 June 1979

07 August 1981

Hiram Ward Clark, Jr., CDR

US Naval Academy 1964

ADM

07 August 1981

15 July 1983

John Scott Redd, CDR

US Naval Academy 1966

VADM

 

15 July 1983

19 July 1985

Robert D. Pacek, CDR

University of Wisconsin 1965

CAPT

19 July 1985

26 June 1987

Stephen R. Woodall, CDR

US Naval Academy 1967

CAPT

26 June 1987

10 June 1989

James W. Moreland III, CDR

Auburn University 1969

CAPT

10 June 1989

28 March 1991

Robert Edward Williams, Jr., CDR

US Naval Academy 1972

CAPT

 
28 March 1991

USS King Decommssioned Norfolk, Virginia

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15 April 1994

King sold as scrap to J&L Metals, Wilmington, NC

Amount of Sale: $274,467.30

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