U.S.S. TOWERS (DDG-9)
FLEET POST OFFICE
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
96601

DDG9:CLM:hrj

5750

Ser: 03/51
1 Feb 1965

From: Commanding Officer, USS TOWERS (DDG-9)
To: Chief of Naval Operations (Op-291SH)

Subj: Ship’s History; annual revision to

Ref: (a) OPNAVIST 5750.7

1. In accordance with reference (a) the following annual revision to the ship’s history is hereby submitted.

  1. From 1 January to 15 May TOWERS followed a routine schedule of operations in the San Diego area and commenced preparations for a mid-year overhaul. The ship satisfactorily completed her INSURV inspection, held on 17-18 February.

  1. On 16-17 May TOWERS visited the inland port of Stockton, California playing
host to a local orphan’s home tour and providing general visiting hours for
2000 San Joaquin Valley citizens.

  1. The ship experienced her first overhaul during the period 19 May – 21 September. During this time TOWERS operational capabilities were increased with the addition of first-class air control modernized communication equipment.

  1. The remainder of the year was spent in refresher training, holiday leave periods
and in preparation for a January 1965 deployment.

  1. On 23 December, CDR H.C PENNY, USN relieved CDR C.E. SWALLOW, Jr. as Commanding Officer.

H.C. PENNY

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