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Histories for USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8




17 Jun Operation Praying Mantis (Leland Carr)
In April 1988, The President ordered the Enterprise Battlegroup which consisited of 10 ship's and subs, special intelligence spooks and special warefare SEALS to neutralize several Iranian oil platforms. Most were burned so bad that they could not drill oil again. Navy Seals went aboard several... More
31 Mar 1969
In January, 1969, the USS Lynde McCormick shows America what a she was capable of doing during her fifth WESPAC tour of duty as the flagship for COMDESDIV 172 in company with destroyers USS Richard S. Edwards DD 619, USS Frank Knox DD 742, and USS Black DD 666. The USS Lynde McCormick meets... More
31 Mar 1968
The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 saw extensive action on the gunline and in patrolling the Vietnam coastline. Thousands of rounds of 5-inch ammunition were expended at enemy emplacements and supply lines, in aid of U.S. troops and other Allied troops ashore. The USS Lynde McCormick happened to... More
31 Mar 1967
The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 is notified in January that she had been awarded the honorable distinction of her second consecutive Battle Efficiently E award. She is also awarded a second Operations Department Excellence award, a second ASW A award, and a third Missilery E award. The USS... More
11 Nov 1968 (David Newham)
The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 saw extensive action on the gunline and in patrolling the Vietnam coastline. Thousands of rounds of 5-inch ammunition were expended at enemy emplacements and supply lines, in aid of United States and other Allied troops ashore. She returned to San Diego, California, 6... More
11 Nov 1967 (David Newham)
The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 is notified in January that she had been awarded the honorable distinction of her second consecutive Battle Efficiently E award. She is also awarded a second Operations Department Excellence award, a second ASW A award, and a third Missilery E award. The USS... More [+1 pictures ]
11 Nov 1966 (David Newham)
After antisubmarine exercises with the Canadian Navy in January 1966, The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 prepared for a third tour of duty in WestPac. She left San Diego, California, 1 March 1966 in force with the USS Hopewell, USS Morton, USS Richard S. Edwards and 1 month later was shelling Vietcong... More
11 Nov 1965 (David Newham)
She returned to San Diego, California, 6 February 1965. The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 spent the remainder of the year conducting coastal exercises, a successful competitive firing of her missiles. In July of 1965 she was awarded the Destroyer Squadron Seventeen Battle Efficiency E for her... More
11 Nov 1964 (David Newham)
All-encompassing refresher training followed overhaul and modification at Hunter's Point, San Francisco, California, early in 1964 increasing her anti air warfare capabilities. A high state of readiness had been achieved when the Tonkin Bay incidents of 2 august 1964 and 4 August 1964 escalated the... More
11 Nov 1963 (David Newham)
The USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8 returns to San Diego, California, 15 June 1963. She proceeded to Sacramento to help initiate its new deep water port.



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