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My Tour of Duty on the USS COLLETT (DD 730) 1966-1968

by Steve Blanchard

 Where                                          When

 

USA                                               28 May 66

Hawaii                                            01 June 66

Yokosuka, Japan                            14 June 66

Minimota, Japan                              04 July 66

Yokosuka, Japan                            11 July 66

Gemini 10 Recovery                        17 July 66

Yokosuka, Japan                            25 July 66

Okinawa, Japan (refueling)              29 July 66

DaNang, Viet Nam coast                 02 Aug 66

SAR (Search & Rescue) station       03 Aug 66

Okinawa, Japan                             10 Sept 66

Yokosuka, Japan                           13 Sept 66

DaNang, Viet Nam coast                 03 Oct 66

SAR (Search & Rescue) station       06 Oct 66

DaNang, Viet Nam coast                 30 Oct 66

DaNang, Viet Nam gunfire support   01 Nov 66

Subic Bay, Philippines                     15 Nov 66

Hong Kong                                     19 Nov 66

Okinawa, Japan                             28 Nov 66

Yokosuka, Japan                           02 Dec 66

ASW (Anti-Sub Warfare) exercise   11 Dec 66

Yokosuka, Japan                           15 Dec 66

Okinawa, Japan                             31 Dec 66

 

DaNang, Viet Nam coast                 05 Jan 67

SAR (Search & Rescue) Station      06 Jan 67

Okinawa, Japan                             10 Feb 67

Yokosuka, Japan                           16 Feb 67

Okinawa, Japan                             07 Mar 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                    11 Mar 67

Okinawa, Japan                             25 Mar 67

Yokosuka, Japan                           27 Mar 67

Okinawa, Japan                            12 Apr 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                    17 Apr 67

DaNang, Viet Nam

   (picked up news media)               23 Apr 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                    26 Apr 67

Okinawa, Japan                            08 May 67

Yokosuka, Japan                          13 May 67

Okinawa, Japan                            03 Jun 67

DaNang, Viet Nam coast                07 Jun 67

SAR (Search & Rescue) Station     09 Jun 67

Hong Kong                                    06 Jul 67

Yokosuka, Japan (dry dock)          16 Jul 67

USA (home leave)                         01 Aug 67

Sea Trials (two weeks)                 01 Sep 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                  19 Sep 67

Yokosuka, Japan                         16 Oct 67

Beypu, Japan                               04 Nov 67

Okinawa, Japan                           08 Nov 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                  12 Nov 67

DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone)

   Viet Nam coast                         24 Nov 67

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)                  26 Nov 67

Subic Bay, Philippines                  05 Dec 67

Yokosuka, Japan                        16 Dec 67

 

Sasebo, Japan                            23 Jan 68

Korea

   (day after Pueblo hijacked)       24 Jan 68

North Korea near DMZ

   (DeMilitarized Zone)                 04 Feb 68

Subic Bay, Philippines                 19 Feb 68

Gun Shoot (3 days)                    27 Feb 68

Subic Bay, Philippines                 30 Feb 68

Viet Nam Coast

   (w/ USS Enterprise)                03 Mar 68

South Viet Nam

   (Gun Fire Support)                  04 Mar 68

Viet Nam Coast (w/ Carrier)       14 Mar 68

Okinawa, Japan                        19 Mar 68

Yokosuka, Japan                       21 Mar 68

Okinawa, Japan                        06 Apr 68

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)               09 Apr 68

Hong Kong                               02 May 68

ASW

   (Anti-Sub Warfare) Exercise  10 May 68

Sea Dragon Operations

   (off North Viet Nam)              13 May 68

Okinawa, Japan                       24 May 68

Yokosuka, Japan                     26 May 68

Subic Bay, Phillipines               23 Jun 68

Hong Kong                             15 July 68

Viet Nam Coast (w/ Carrier)    27 July 68

Okinawa, Japan                     29 July 68

Yokosuka, Japan                    31 July 68

Transferred to

   USS Rupertus (DD850)        02 Aug 68