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  • DEPARTMENT OF T H E NAVY USS BUNKER HILL lCG 52) /

    FLEET POST OFFICE SAN FRANCISCO. CA 9666 1 - 1 1 72 IN REPLY REFER TO:

    5750 Ser PA0 096 25 Feb 87

    From: Commanding Officer, USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) To: Director of Naval History (OP-09BH), Washington Navy Yard,

    Washington, D.C. 20374-0571

    Sub j: COMMAND HISTORY (OPNAV 5750-1 )

    Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 5750.12D

    Encl: ( 1 ) BUNKER HILL (CG 52) Progress Reports Number One through Eleven

    (2) Biography/Photograph of Commanding Officer ( 3 ) USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) Fact Sheet and Ship's

    Characteristics (4) USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) Organization Chart (5) EDVR for USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) (6) Embarked aircraft statistics (7) Photograph of USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52)--(c@@) (8) Commissioning Brochure (9) Welcome Aboard Pamphlet--- (10) First edition of ship's familygram, "The S ordU ( 1 1 ) Crew orientation booklet, "Reef Points11, &%I

    1. The attached calendar year 1986 command history of USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52), a newly commissioned AEGIS cruiser, is forwarded in compliance with reference (a). As BUNKER HILL was officially commissioned on 8 September 1986, the chronology and narrative begin on that date. However, enclosure ( 1 ) provides a detailed account of all precommissioning activities which occurred from the formation of the Precommissioning Unit and Detachment in 1985 until official commissioning in 1986. Enclosures (2) through ( 1 1 ) provide additional background data on the command and its personnel.

    2. Inquiries regarding this history should be addressed to the ship's point of contact, LT Marvin S. Maschke, USN, Public Affairs Officer.

    G?(a_ P. M. QUAST

  • Command Composition and Organization

    1. Characteristics. USS BUNKER HILL is an AEGIS Guided Missile Cruiser of the TICONDEROGA class. However, it is the first ship of the class equipped with the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) for missiles (Standard Missile 2 Block 11, Tomahawk Cruise Missile) which sets it apart from predecessors delivered with the MK 26 Guided Missile Launching System. BUNKER HILL is the first combatant designed from the keel up to carry the Tomahawk Cruise missile. Sixteen hundred of twenty three hundred class design drawings were re-engineered to accomodate these changes in BUNKER HILL. Enclosures (3), (8) and (9) provide more specifics on the ship's design and characteristics.

    2. Missions. BUNKER HILL'S mission areas include:

    - Anti-Air Warfare (AAW) - Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) - Anti-Surface Warfare (ASUW) - Strike Warfare (STW) (Tomahawk) - Electronic Warfare (ELW) - Command, Control and Communications (CCC) - ~obiiity (MOB) - Naval Gunfire Support (AMW)

    3. Organization. Upon official commissioning 8 September 1986, BUNKER HILL came under the administrative control of the Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet and the operational control of Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet. On 22 October 1986, during transit to Pacific waters, the ship switched operational control to Commander, Third Fleet. Upon arrival at BUNKER HILL'S permanent homeport of San Diego, California, operational and administrative control shifted to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet throughout the remainder of calendar year 1986. Captain Philip M. Quast, USN, 393-34-6965/1110, lineal number 001793-30 assumed command of BUNKER HILL on 8 September 1986 and retains command at this time.

    4. Subordinate Commands. Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light 45, Detachment One was permanently assigned to USS BUNKER HILL upon commissioning. The detachment's parent squadron is based at Naval Air Station North Island California. The detachment's Officer in Charge is LCDR Larry E. Larson, USN. One aircraft, an SH-60B LAMPS MK I11 helo, nLonewolf 4011, Bureau Number 162134, was assigned with the detachment through the end of 1986. Further information on aircraft statistics can be found in enclosure (6).

  • 5 . Summary a f l o a t . I t E N T I R E C a r r S o v i e t a i r ,

    . B U N K E R HILL is t h e N a v y ' s m o s t c a p a b l e w a r s h i p p l a y s a d e f e n s i v e r o l e by p r o v i d i n g p r o t e c t i o n f o r a n

    i e r - B a t t l e G r o u p o r S u r f a c e A c t i o n G r o u p a g a i n s t t h e s u r f a c e a n d s u b s u r f a c e t h r e a t . I ts o f f e n s i v e s t r i k e

    c a p a b i l i t y is i m p r e s s i v e l y d e m o n s t r a t e d by i t s a b i l i t y t o s t r i k e t a r g e t s a t s e a a n d a s h o r e w i t h a l l t h r e e v a r i e n t s o f t h e Tomahawk c r u i s e m i s s i l e . F o u r LM2500 g a s t u r b i n e e n g i n e s p r o p e l t h e s h i p a t s p e e d s i n e x c e s s o f 30 k n o t s . T h e s t a t e - o f - t h e - a r t AEGIS c o m b a t s y s t e m p r o v i d e s t h e ULTIMATE i n t a r g e t d e t e c t i o n , a c q u i s i t i o n , t a r g e t i n g , a n d e n g a g e m e n t . The AN/SPY-1A p h a s e d a r r a y r a d a r c a n t r a c k o v e r 2 0 0 s u r f a c e a n d a i r t a r g e t s s i m u l t a n e o u s l y a t r a n g e s o v e r 2 0 0 n a u t i c a l m i l e s w i t h F I R E CONTROL A C C U R A C Y . A l l t h e s e c o n t a c t s a r e c h a n n e l e d t h r o u g h UYK-7 c o m p u t e r s t o t h e AEGIS D i s p l a y Sys tem (ADS) , c o m p r i s e d o f f o u r l a r g e s c r e e n a u t o m a t e d d i s p l a y s t h a t a l l o w t h e Commanding O f f i c e r a n d e m b a r k e d Commander t o q u i c k l y a n d e a s i l y a s s e s s t h e s t a t e o f t h e b a t t l e a n d make t i m e l y , a c c u r a t e command a n d c o n t r o l d e c i s i o n s . U s i n g " i f - t h e n m c o m p u t e r p r o g r a m l o g i c , d o c t r i n e s t a t e m e n t s c a n b e b u i l t i n t o t h e AEGIS s y s t e m a l l o w i n g i t t o b e o p e r a t e d i n f u l l a u t o m a t i c i n t imes o f s a t u r a t i o n o r o t h e r d e n s e t h r e a t e n v i r o n m e n t s . T h u s , t a r g e t s c a n b e d e t e c t e d , t r a c k e d , i d e n t i f i e d , e v a l u a t e d , a n d e n g a g e d a u t o m a t i c a l l y w i t h o u t human i n t e r v e n t i o n . T h e s y s t e m c a n a l s o b e o p e r a t e d i n s e m i - a u t o m a t i c o r n o r m a l m o d e s , g i v i n g g r e a t e r o p e r a t o r c o n t r o l i n l e s s t a c t i c a l l y d e m a n d i n g s i t u a t i o n s , o r a m i x t u r e o f a l l t h r e e modes may b e e m p l o y e d . A s t h e f i r s t AEGIS Tomahawk s h o o t e r , B U N K E R HILL a l s o p l a y s a m a j o r r o l e i n power p r o j e c t i o n a s h o r e . T h i s s o p h i s t i c a t e d c r u i s e m i s s i l e u s e s t e c h n i q u e s s u c h a s t e r r a i n c o n t o u r m a t c h i n g w i t h o n b o a r d c o m p u t e r i z e d "mapsw t o g u i d e i t s e l f t o l a n d t a r g e t s . B U N K E R HILL is a l s o a h i g h l y c a p a b l e a n t i - s u b m a r i n e w a r f a r e p l a t f o r m u t i l i z i n g t h e i m p r e s s i v e L i g h t A i r b o r n e M u l t i - P u r p o s e S y s t e m (LAMPS) M K I11 SH-60B w i t h i t s two-way v o i c e a n d i n f o r m a t i o n d a t a l i n k , a n d t h e s h i p ' s h u l l m o u n t e d SQS-53A s o n a r w i t h a u t o m a t e d P a s s i v e T a r g e t M o t i o n A n a l y s i s (PTMA).

  • PART I1

    CHRONOLOGY CY-86

    DATES

    01 Jan-06 Sep

    1 1 Mar-12 Mar

    14 May-22 May

    07 Jun-13 Jun

    07 Sep

    08 Sep

    09 Sep-14 Sep

    15 Sep

    16 Sep-19 Sep

    20 Sep

    21 Sep

    22 Sep

    23 S ~ P

    EVENT

    Precommissioning Training and Outfitting

    BUNKER HILL underway in the Gulf of Mexico for Ship- builder's Trial ALPHA (testing of ship's main propulsion plant). See enclosure (1 ) for details

    BUNKER HILL inport Pascagoula and underway in the Gulf of Mexico for Shipbuilder's Trial BRAVO (testing of the ship's combat system). See enclosure ( 1 ) for details.

    BUNKER HILL inport Pascagoula and underway in the Gulf of Mexico for Navy Acceptance Trials, Trial CHARLIE. The Board of Inspection and Survey, Pacific conducted the trial. See enclosure (1 ) for details.

    HSL 45 Det One (SH-60~ helo) embarks

    BUNKER HILL (CG 52) commissioned without ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagoula, MS

    Enroute Pascagoula, MS to Boston, MA

    Arrive Boston, MA

    Commissioning ceremony preparations at Boston, MA

    NARRATIVE NOTE #

    1

    USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52) Official Commissioning ceremony

    Guest ship for Boston area residents

    Depart Boston, MA enroute Newport, RI

    Port visit Naval Station, Newport, RI Naval War College VIP tours

  • 24 Sep

    25 Sep

    26 Sep

    27 Sep-28 Sep

    29 Sep

    30 Sep

    0 2 Oct-05 Oct

    0 6 Oct

    06 Oct

    06 Oct-08 Oct

    08 Oct-1 1 Oct

    1 2 Oct

    1 4 Oct-16 Oct

    17 Oct

    19 Oct

    19 Oct

    19 Oct

    Depar t Newport, R I e n r o u t e N o r f o l k , V A

    P o r t v i s i t Naval S t a t i o n , N o r f o l k , V A ( o v e r n i g h t s t o p )

    Depart N o r f o l k , V A ( am) / A r r i v e Annapo l i s , MD ( p m )

    S h i p anchored i n Chesapeake Bay o f f Annapo l i s , M D

    Depar t Annapo l i s , MD e n r o u t e F o r t L a u d e r d a l e , FL

    F i r s t V e r t i c a l Launching System Underway Replenishment w i t h USS DETROIT

    P o r t v i s i t F o r t L a u d e r d a l e , FL Docked a t P o r t Everg lades f o r crew R / R

    Depar t F o r t L a u d e r d a l e , FL e n r o u t e P a s c a g o u l a , MS

    Embarked U.S. Coas t Guard Law Enforcement Detachment f o r d rug i n t e r d i c t i o n o p e r a t i o n s

    Gas T u r b i n e Mobile Team T r a i n e r Phase I conducted aboard

    Docked a t I n g a l l s S h i p y a r d , P a s c a g o u l a , MS f o r upkeep

    Depar t P a s c a g o u l a , MS e n r o u t e Grand Cayman I s l a n d s

    P o r t v i s i t Grand Cayman I s l a n d f o r crew R / R . Anchored s o u t h of t h e i s l a n d

    Depar ted anchorage Grand Cayman I s l a n d e n r o u t e Rodman, Panama

    T r a n s i t e d t h e Panama Canal from A t l a n t i c t o P a c i f i c Oceans

    1800 h o u r s - B r i e f s t o p f o r f u e l a t Naval S t a t i o n Rodman, Panama

    Debarked Key West Coas t Guard Law Enforcement Detachment

  • 20 Oct

    2 2 Oct

    27 Oct

    27 Oct

    27 Oct

    28 Oct-02 Nov

    03 Nov

    03 NOV-06 N O V

    06 Nov

    08 Nov

    08 Nov

    08 NOV-09 N O V

    10 Nov-14 Nov

    15 Nov-16 Nov

    Embarked U.S. Coas t Guard Law Enforcement Detachment San Diego a t Rodman, Panama f o r d rug i n t e r - d i c t i o n o p e r a t i o n s

    B U N K E R H I L L l e f t t h e o p e r a t i o n a l c o n t r o l of Commander, Naval S u r f a c e Force , U.S. A t l a n t i c F l e e t and chopped t o Commander, Th i rd F l e e t

    A r r i v e d a t homeport, San Diego, C A Moored a t Naval A i r S t a t i o n , North I s l a n d . O p e r a t i o n a l c o n t r o l s h i f t e d t o Commander, Naval S u r f a c e Force , U . S . P a c i f i c F l e e t

    HSL 45 Det One 's h e l o , "Lonewolf 40" f l e w o f f f o r s h o r e b a s i n g a t p a r e n t s q u a d r o n , NAS North I s l a n d , C A

    U.S. Coas t Guard Law Enforcement Detachment San Diego debarked

    Upkeep, ma in tenance and i n p o r t t r a i n i n g a t San Diego, CA

    Depar ted San Diego, C A f o r o p e r a t i o n s i n t h e S o u t h e r n C a l i f o r n i a o p e r a t i n g a r e a s

    Gas Turb ine Mobile T r a i n i n g Team Phase I1 conducted aboard

    ( p m ) A r r i v e d a t Naval Weapons S t a t i o n , S e a l Beach, C A f o r ammo on load (5"/SM2-Block I I / T o r p e d o s )

    (am) Depar ted S e a l Beach, CA e n r o u t e San Diego, C A

    H S L 45 Det One 's "Lonewolf 40" f l e w aboard t o r e j o i n de tachment

    S h i p a t anchor i n Coronado Roads o f f San Diego, C A t o conduct R e f r e s h e r T r a i n i n g p r e p a r a t i o n s

    S h i p conducted f i r s t week of a t s e a 1 2 R e f r e s h e r T r a i n i n g w i t h F l e e t T r a i n i n g Group San Diego, C A i n t h e Sou the rn C a l i f o r n i a o p e r a t i n g a r e a s

    S h i p moored a t Naval Air S t a t i o n , North I s l a n d , CA c a r r i e r p i e r s a s a h o s t s h i p f o r t h e C i t y of Coronado, C A C e n t e n n i a l C e l e b r a t i o n

  • 22 NOV-30 NoV

    01 Dec-05 Dec

    06 Dec-09 Dec

    10 Dec-12 Dec

    13 Dec-15 Dec

    16 Dec-18 Dec

    19 Dec-31 Dec

    Ship conducted second week of at sea 13 Refresher Training including the Underway Replenishment Ship Qual- ification Trials in the Southern California operating areas

    Upkeep, maintenance and training inport San Diego, CA

    At sea for Gas Turbine Mobile Team Trainer Phase I11 in the Southern California operating areas

    Upkeep, maintenance and training inport San Diego, CA

    Gas Turbine Operational Propulsion Plant Examination conducted aboard

    Upkeep, maintenance and training inport San Diego, CA

    Surface Warfare Training Availability 16 inport San Diego, CA

    Holiday leave and upkeep period inport San Diego, CA

  • l a r r a t ire

    1. The Precommissioning Unit BUNKER HILL (PCU) was established in August 1985 at the Ingalls Shipbuilding Division in Pascagoula, Mississippi. The primary missions of the precommissioning unit were to establish the administrative framework of the ship's organization, monitor the progress of ship construction, and train/familiarize the crew with BUNKER HILL. The Precommissioning Detachment BUNKER HILL (PCD) was established in March 1985 in San Diego, California at the 32nd Street Naval Station. Its primary focus was to serve as a training ground for newly reported personnel by funneling them through a myriad of required FTC and NTC schools. The precommissioning unit was disestablished upon commissioning; the precommissioning detachment was previously disestablished and transferred all its personnel to the precommissioning unit on 4 September 1986. Enclosure (1) provides more detail on the activities of both the precommissioning unit and detachment.

    2. BUNKER HILL was one of the first AEGIS cruisers to bring its LAMPS MK I11 helicopter detachment aboard early in the ship's life to allow full integration into the ship's workup and training process. Detailed description of detachment organziation and capabilities can be found in enclosures (6), (8) and (9), and in Part I of the basic document.

    3. BUNKER HILL (CG 52) became an officially commissioned U.S. Navy ship on 8 September 1986. The traditional ceremony was postponed until arrival at Boston, Massachussets on 20 September in order to capitalize on the recruiting and public relations benefits from the event, as well as the involvement of the original BUNKER HILL (CV 17) Association.

    4. BUNKER HILL'S commissioning ceremony took place at 1000 hours at the Old Navy Yard (piers four and five), Charlestown, Massachussets. Over 10,000 military and civilian invited guests were in attendance including approximately 500 members of the USS BUNKER HILL (CV 17) Association (an organization of former crew members of the World War I1 aircraft carrier, BUNKER HILL). Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) was the principal speaker. Music was provided by the Northeast Navy Band and the Naval Academy Glee Club. Platform guests for the event included:

    Captain George W. Dowell, USN Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Pascagoula, Mississippi

    Captain Richard G. Anderson, USN Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Conversion and Repair Boston, Massachussets

    Mr. R. Gene Shelley President Ratheon Company

  • Mr. Thomas G. Pownall Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Martin-Marietta Corporation

    Mr. William V. Goodwin RCA Division Vice President and General Manager

    Mr. Jerry St. Pet President, Ingalls Shipbuilding Division

    Mr. Fred OtGreen Chairman of the Board, Litton Industries

    Rear Admiral Richard K. Chambers, USN Commander, Naval Base Philadelphia

    Rear Admiral John R. McNamara, CHC, USN Chief of Chaplains

    Rear Admiral John F. Shaw, USN Program Manager, AEGIS Shipbuilding

    Rear Admiral Admiral Wendell N. Johnson, USN Director, Logistics Plans Division Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

    Vice Admiral George W. Davis, Jr., USN Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet

    Vice Admiral Joseph Metcalf, 111, USN Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Surface Warfare

    Vice Admiral James R. Hogg, USN Director, Naval Warfare Division Office of the Chief of Naval Operations

    Vice Admiral William H. Rowden, USN Commander, Naval Sea Systems Command

    Honorable Walter T. Skallerup, Jr. General Counsel to the Secretary of the Navy

    Mrs. Paula Skallerup Osborn Ship Matron of Honor

    Mrs. Walter T. "KittyTT Skallerup Ship Sponsor

    The onboard ceremony was followed by a reception for invited guests at the World Trade Center, Boston. Futher information concerning the commissioning ceremony, the historical impact of the event, and the names/pictures of all plankowners may be found in enclosure ( 8 ) .

  • 5 . T h e m a y o r o f A n n a p o l i s , M a r y l a n d , Mr. D e n n i s C a l l a h a n , was e m b a r k e d f o r t h e s u b s e q u e n t t r a n s i t a n d was p r o v i d e d t o u r s a n d b r i e f i n g s o n A E G I S . A f i l m c r e w f r o m W J Z - T V B a l t i m o r e a l s o f i l m e d a f e a t u r e o n B U N K E R HILL f o r " E v e n i n g M a g a z i n e w d u r i n g t h e t r i p . A d d i t i o n a l l y , 35 U n i t e d S t a t e s N a v a l Academy m i d s h i p m e n e m b a r k e d f o r t h e t r a n s i t t o A n n a p o l i s .

    6 . T h e p r i m a r y r e a s o n f o r o u r p o r t c a l l t o A n n a p o l i s was t o p r o v i d e a n o p p o r t u n i t y f o r t h e S u r f a c e W a r f a r e o f f i c e r s a n d m i d s h i p m e n o f t h e N a v a l Academy t o e x p e r i e n c e t h e n a v y ' s n e w e s t AEGIS c r u i s e r f i r s t h a n d . S p e c i a l t o u r s were o r g a n i z e d t h r o u g h o u t t h e w e e k e n d f o r t h i s p u r p o s e .

    7 . B U N K E R HILL c o n d u c t e d a n a t s e a r e a r m i n g e x e r c i s e w i t h USS DETROIT t o d e m o n s t r a t e t h e c a p a b i l i t y o f a VLS e q u i p p e d s h i p t o r e c e i v e t h e new VLS c a n i s t e r v i a c o n n e c t e d r e p l e n i s h m e n t . S e v e r a l c a n i s t e r s were t r a n s f e r r e d b e t w e e n s h i p s a t f o r w a r d , a m i d s h i p s a n d a f t r e p l e n i s h m e n t s t a t i o n s , t h e n d e c k h a n d l e d a l o n g t h e w e a t h e r d e c k s , a n d f i n a l l y l o w e r e d i n t o t h e V e r t i c a l L a u n c h i n g S y s t e m u t i l i z i n g t h e VLS s e l f - e r e c t i n g c r a n e . V a l u a b l e l e s s o n s l e a r n e d w e r e a c c u m u l a t e d a n d t h e g r o u n d w o r k was l a i d f o r m o r e i n - d e p t h t e s t i n g i n t h e f u t u r e . BUNKER H I L L p r o v e d d u r i n g t h i s e x e r c i s e t h a t VLS c a n i s t e r s c o u l d b e s a f e l y a n d e f f e c t i v e l y t r a n s f e r r e d a t s e a , a c r i t i c a l r e q u i r e m e n t d u r i n g a n y e x t e n d e d w a r t i m e o p e r a t i o n away f r o m t h e n o r m a l N a v a l Weapon S t a t i o n r e a r m i n g f a c i l i t i e s . The e x e r c i s e was c o n d u c t e d i n t h e V i r g i n i a C a p e s o p e r a t i n g a r e a s o f f N o r f o l k , V i r g i n i a a n d l a s t e d a p p r o x i m a t e l y f o u r h o u r s .

    8. T h e C o a s t G u a r d Law E n f o r c e m e n t D e t a c h m e n t , Key Wes t g r o u p , e m b a r k e d 5 O c t o b e r t o c o n d u c t d r u g i n t e r d i c t i o n o p e r a t i o n s i n s u p p o r t o f t h e c o o p e r a t i v e a g r e e m e n t b e t w e e n t h e D e p a r t m e n t o f D e f e n s e a n d t h e U.S. C o a s t G u a r d . U t i l i z i n g t h e SH-600 h e l o a n d t h e s h i p ' s s o p h i s t i c a t e d r a d a r s y s t e m , s u s p e c t v e s s e l s w e r e t r a c k e d d u r i n g t h e t r a n s i t t h r o u g h known i l l e g a l d r u g t r a f f i c i n g r o u t e s a n d s e v e r a l v e s s e l s w e r e b o a r d e d by t h e C o a s t G u a r d d e t a c h m e n t f o r i n s p e c t i o n . A l t h o u g h no c o n t r a b a n d was d i s c o v e r e d d u r i n g a n y o f t h e b o a r d i n g o p e r a t i o n s , m u t u a l l y b e n e f i c i a l t r a i n i n g was r e c e i v e d by b o t h s h i p ' s company a n d C o a s t G u a r d d e t a c h m e n t . T h e Key West g r o u p d e b a r k e d i n Rodman, Panama t o b e r e p l a c e d by t h e S a n D i e g o , C a l i f o r n i a d e t a c h m e n t f o r t h e r e m a i n d e r o f t h e t r a n s i t t o h o m e p o r t .

    9 . T h e Gas T u r b i n e M o b i l e Team T r a i n e r P h a s e I is t h e f i r s t o f t h r e e l e v e l s o f t e c h n i c a l a n d t r a i n i n g a s s i s t a n c e p r o v i d e d t h e command l e a d i n g t o t h e O p e r a t i o n a l P r o p u l s i o n P l a n t E x a m i n a t i o n , o r O P P E , w h i c h q u a l i f i e s t h e s h i p t o o p e r a t e t h e e n g i n e e r i n g p l a n t s a f e l y a t s e a . P h a s e I c o n c e n t r a t e s on a d m i n i s t r a t i v e p r o g r a m s w i t h i n t h e E n g i n e e r i n g D e p a r t m e n t .

    1 0 . A s d e s c r i b e d i n p a r a g r a p h 8 , t h e S a n D i e g o C o a s t G u a r d Law E n f o r c e m e n t d e t a c h m e n t e m b a r k e d t o c o n t i n u e d r u g i n t e r d i c t i o n o p e r a t i o n s . A l t h o u g h n u m e r o u s v e s s e l s w e r e b o a r d e d , n o c o n t r a b a n d was r e c o v e r e d . The S a n D i e g o d e t a c h m e n t d e b a r k e d upon a r r i v a l a t h o m e p o r t .

  • 1 1 . As previously described, the second level of training assistance by the Gas Turbine Mobile Training Team was conducted during this at sea period. The primary focus during this phase was shipboard casualty control drills to ensure the ship was ready to respond to engineering plant casualties.

    12. This Interim Refresher Training exercised, trained, and evaluated all aspects of the ship's preparedness to perform its mission at sea, with the primary emphasis on sound Damage Control procedures. The Refresher Training spanned a two week period with a break at midpoint (15-16 Nov); during this weekend the ship hosted visitors in conjunction with the Coronado Centennial. BUNKER HILL successfully completed all training requirements and received grades of Outstanding in most categories.

    13. In addition to the training described in paragraph 12, during this second week of Refresher Training technical representatives from the Naval Ship Weapons Engineering Station at Port Hueneme, California came aboard to evaluate BUNKER HILL'S capability to conduct replenishment at sea including refueling, reprovisioning, rearming and personnel transfer. All possible underway replenishment rigs were set up and tested. The ship was fully qualified to conduct underway replenishment as a result of this trial.

    14. The final phase of the Gas Turbine Mobile Team Training simulated the actual Operational Propulsion Plant Examination which the ship would receive in December. All aspects of Engineering Plant operations were successfully tested and evaluated.

    15. The Pacific Fleet Propulsion Examining Board was embarked to qualify the ship to safely operate the engineering plant. This examination was the culmination of all the prior training and preparation conducted during the Mobile Training Team visits. The OPPE was successfully completed by BUNKER HILL and qualification was received to operate in an unrestricted manner at sea.

    16. This training availability was conducted onboard by ship's company personnel to allow those individuals working toward qualification as Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialists (ESWS) and Surface Warfare Officers (SWO) an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in such areas as deck seamanship, navigation, communications, CIC operations and food service. A large number of officers and crew members took advantage of the event to obtain PQS points and valuable training.

  • Supportin8 Documents

    1. Enclosures ( 1 ) through ( 1 1 ) comprise the supporting documents for the command history.

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