USS Whipple FF-1062

WESTPAC 1980-1981 Cruise Book


WESPAC 80-81
Itinerary

27 October 1980 Departed Pearl Harbor
2 November 1980 Crossed International Dateline, Lose one day
11November 1980 Observed Veteran's Day, special formation and gun salute
13 November 1980 Arrive at Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines (R.P.)
17 November 1980 Underway (U/W) for amphibious landing exercise VALIANT BLITZ
25 November 1980 Return to Port (RTP) Subic Bay, R.P.
28 November 1980 U/W for MULTIPLEX off Okinawa (ASW Exercise)
7 December 1980 Arrive at Sasebo, Japan
9 December 1980 U/W for Pusan, Korea
10 December 1980 Arrive at Pusan, Korea
15 December 1980 U/W for TAE KWON DO XXIX, Joint U.S./Korean Naval Exercise
21 December 1980 Enroute to Subic Bay, R.P.
24 December 1980 RTP Subic Bay, R.P. Commence UPKEEP
3-4 January 1981 Ships Party at White Rock Beach
17 January 1981 U/W for Sea Trials
18 January 1981 RTP Subic Bay, R.P.; moored at the Naval Magazine
19 January 1981 U/W for ASW Exercise 81-2
23 January 1981 RTP Subic Bay, R.P.
24 January 1981 U/W for transit to Hong Kong
26 January 1981 Arrove at Hong Kong
30 January 1981 U/W for Phattaya Beach, Thailand
3 February 1981 Arrive Phattaya Beach, Thailand
7 February 1981 In port Phattaya Beach, Thailand ... commence Operation Propulsion Plant Recertification Examination at 0800
7 February 1981 U/W for Subic Bay, R.P.
11 February 1981 RTP Subic Bay, R.P. Helo Detachment disembarks
23 February 1981 U/W for Naval Gunfire Support Exercise off of Tabones Range
26 February 1981 Search and Rescue Mission at crash site of U.S. Air Force C-130, RTP Subic Bay, R.P. at 1100
28 February 1981 U/W for rendezvous with Task Group 75.3 to Korea
5 March 1981 Arrive Chinhae, Korea
8 March 1981 U/W in Korean OPAREAS for Valiant Flex/Team Spirit 81 and Tae Kwon Do XXX
15 March 1981 Arrive at Chinhae, Korea
16 March 1981 U/W for Kure, Japan
18 March 1981 Arrive at Kure, Japan
20 March 1981 U/W at 0800 enroute to Okinawa for refueling
21 March 1981 Arrive at Okinawa at 1600 ... U/W for Manilla, R.P. at 1900
24 March 1981 Arrive at Manilla, R.P.
27 March 1981 U/W for Subic Bay, R.P.
28 March 1981 RTP Subic Bay, R.P., commence UPKEEP
13 April 1981 Move to Naval Magazine for ammo off-load ... U/W in Subic OPAREAS
15 April 1981 RTP Subic Bay, R.P.
16 April 1981 U/W for transit to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, United States of America
17 April 1981 Rendezvous with USS RANGER Battle Group, enroute to Pearl Harbor, HI
25 April 1981 Cross the International Dateline, Pick up lost day
28 April 1981 Long Awaited Aloha ... arrive at Pearl Harbor, HI mooring at pier B-23 at 0900 ... ending USS WHIPPLE's sixth WESTPAC

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