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 ====== Command History for 1961 ====== ====== Command History for 1961 ======
  
-1. Ship's History Report for the USS KING (DLG-IO) for the period ending 31 December 1961 is submitted herewith. ​+###1. Ship's History Report for the USS KING (DLG-IO) for the period ending 31 December 1961 is submitted herewith. ​
  
-a. At the beginning of 1961, KING was at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard completing her fitting out period. While at Bremerton, KING was attached to Commandant THIRTEENTH Naval District. ​+a. At the beginning of 1961, KING was at [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Puget_Sound_Naval_Shipyard|Puget Sound Naval Shipyard]] completing her fitting out period. While at Bremerton, KING was attached to Commandant ​[[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Thirteenth_Naval_district|THIRTEENTH Naval District]]
  
 b. KING departed Bremerton 14 January 1961 and reported to Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, for conduction of Ship Qualification Tests and Shakedown Cruise. ​ b. KING departed Bremerton 14 January 1961 and reported to Commander Cruiser-Destroyer Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet in San Diego, for conduction of Ship Qualification Tests and Shakedown Cruise. ​
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 c. While in San Diego, KING successfully completed Qualification Tests including [[ASROC]] and [[Terrier]] firings. ​ c. While in San Diego, KING successfully completed Qualification Tests including [[ASROC]] and [[Terrier]] firings. ​
  
-d. Upon completion of Qualification Tests, 11 February 1961, KING proceeded to Pearl Harbor and the Equator on her Shakedown Cruise. ​+d. Upon completion of Qualification Tests, 11 February 1961, KING proceeded to Pearl Harbor and the Equator on her Shakedown Cruise. 
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 +<box 425px round blue center | USS KING in dry dock, Pearl Harbor, HI - March 1961 //(from Gerry Cook, Plankowner)//​ > {{ :​196103xx-cook-drydock01.jpg?​400x272 }} </​box>​
  
 KING returned to San Diego, 28 March 1961 and commenced underway Training. Underway Training was ompleted with an overall grade of Excellent. ​ KING returned to San Diego, 28 March 1961 and commenced underway Training. Underway Training was ompleted with an overall grade of Excellent. ​
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 Upon successful completion of Underway Training KING proceeded to Bremerton, arriving 21 May 1961 and commenced Post-shakedown Availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. During the availability,​ [[NTDS]] was installed and some minor alterations accomplished for accommodation of Commander Cruiser¬-Destroyer Flotilla THREE. ​ Upon successful completion of Underway Training KING proceeded to Bremerton, arriving 21 May 1961 and commenced Post-shakedown Availability at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. During the availability,​ [[NTDS]] was installed and some minor alterations accomplished for accommodation of Commander Cruiser¬-Destroyer Flotilla THREE. ​
  
-g. Upon completion of the Availability and Sea Trials ~ October 1961, KING returned to San Diego and commenced [[NTDS]] evaluation which continued through 31 December 1961. +g. Upon completion of the Availability and Sea Trials ~ October 1961, KING returned to San Diego and commenced [[NTDS]] evaluation which continued through 31 December 1961.### 
  
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