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-====== Command History for 1961 ======+====== Command History for 1962 ======
  
-1. Ship'​s ​History Report ​for the USS KING (DLC-IO) for the period ​ending 31 December 1961 is submitted herewith. ​+###1. Ship'​s ​history report ​for USS KING (DLG-10) for period ​1 Jan 62 to 15 May 1962 is submitted herewith. ​
  
-aAt 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+2The USS KING spent the first two weeks of 1962 berthed in San Diego at the Naval Repair Facility
  
-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+3Several at sea periods followed the Christmas holidays to evaluate the [[NTDS]]/​HICAPCOM equipment installed aboard the KING. 
  
-cWhile in San Diego, ​KING successfully completed Qualification Tests including ASROC and Terrier firings+4On 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
  
-dUpon completion ​of Qualification Tests, 11 February 1961, KING proceeded to Pearl Harbor and the Equator on her Shakedown Cruise+5During 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, [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Operational_Test_and_Evaluation_Force|COMOPTEVFOR]]
  
-KING returned to San Diego28 March 1961 and commenced underway Training. Underway Training was ompleted with an overall grade of Excellent+6. Since 27 April the KING has been in port preparing for Operation Pork Barrel, and then employment in WestPac.### 
  
-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+Back to [[1961]] 
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 +Forward to [[1964]]