You are about to go on a cruise. Not an ordinary cruise, but a special one. For this is USS WHIPPLE's sixth Western Pacific (WESTPAC) deployment.
Frozen in time, historically preserved, and presented to you in black and white and full color layouts, USS WHIPPLE's 1980-1981 WESTPAC becomes an exciting adventure.
Experience the excitement of travel to exotic shores without the boredom of the long journey. Feel the cooling sensation of sea-spray on your face without feeling seasick. Taste the delicious foods of the orient, without the worries of dysentery.
You will come to know USS WHIPPLE's captain and crew. You will get a chance to meet them in their work spaces as they go about the job of keeping USS WHIPPLE among the finest in Destroyer Squadron 33 and the Pacific Fleet.
The itinerary is set, the boilers are up to steam, all lines are singled and USS WHIPPLE is ready with her "Resources beyond Calculation" to take you on the cruise of a lifetime. So turn the page and take in number one line to begin WESTPAC 80-81. Aloha.