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  • / DEPARTMENT OF THE NAW USS BUNKER HILL (CG 52)

    FPO SAN FRANCI$CO, 96661-1 172 IN REPLY REFER TO.

    From: Commanding O f f i c e r , uss BUNKER HILL (CG-52) 1 5 MAR 1989 To : Director of Naval H i s t o r y (OP 09BH), Wash ing ton Navy

    Yard, Wash ing ton , DC 20374-0571

    Sub j : COMMAND HISTORY (OPNAV 5750-1)

    R e f : ( a ) OPNAVINST5750.12D

    E n c l : (1) (2 )

    B i o g r a p h y / P h o t o of Commanding O f f i c e r USS BUNKER HILL Notice 1301 , N o t i f i c a t i o n of Ass ignmen t t o P r i m e r y a n d C o l l a t e r a l D u t i e s , Boa rds , C o u n c i l s , a n d Commit tees O r g a n i z a t i o n C h a r t EDVR for USS BUNKER HILL (CG-52) Embarked Aircraft Sta t is t ics C r u i s e Missile T a c t i c a l Q u a l i f i c a t i o n R e p o r t ( S e p a r a t e Cove r ) E n g i n e e r i n g Depa r tmen t a ) Main R e d u c t i o n G e a r s ( 1 a n d 2 ) - Message S y n o p s i s

    ( S e p a r a t e Cove r ) b ) R e s u l t s of Mob i l e Team T r a i n e r (MTT) IERA V i s i t

    7 t o 1 0 March 1 9 8 8 c ) R e s u l t s of MTT IERA V i s i t 3 0 November t o

    0 1 December 1 9 8 8 Change of Command Ceremony Program J a p a n e s e "Sea Powern Magazine , December 1 9 8 8 I s s u e Welcome Aboard P a m p h l e t S h i p 's F a m i l ygrams (The SWORD) S h i p ' s C r u i s e Book: WESTPAC 1987-1988

    1. The c a l e n d a r y e a r 1 9 8 8 Command H i s t o r y i s f o r w a r d e d i n c o m p l i a n c e w i t h r e f e r e n c e ( a ) . E n c l o s u r e s (1) t h r o u g h (12) a r e i n c l u d e d a s s u p p o r t i n g d o c u m e n t a t i o n .

    2. I n q u i r i e s r e g a r d i n g t h i s h i s t o r y s h o u l d b e a d d r e s s e d t o t h e s h i p ' s p o i n t of c o n t a c t , ENS Kevin E. P o l l o c k , USN, P u b l i c A f f a i r s O f f i c e r .

  • Command Composition and Organization

    1. C h a r a c t e r i s t i c s . U S S BUNKER HILL is a n AEGIS G u i d e d Missile C r u i s e r of t h e TICONDEROGA class. However, i t is t h e f irst s h i p of t h e class e q u i p p e d w i t h t h e MK 4 1 Vert ical L a u n c h i n g S y s t e m (VLS) for missiles ( S t a n d a r d Missile 2 B l o c k 11, Tomahawk C r u i s e Missile) which sets i t a p a r t f r o m p r e d e c e s s o r s d e l i v e r e d w i t h t h e MK 2 6 G u i d e d Missile L a u n c h i n g S y s t e m . BUNKER HILL is t h e first c o m b a t a n t d e s i g n e d f r o m t h e k e e l u p t o c a r r y t h e Tomahawk C r u i s e Missile.

    2. ~ i s s i o n s . BUNKER HILL'S m i s s i o n a r e a s i n c l u d e :

    - A n t i - A i r W a r f a r e (AAW) - A n t i - S u b m a r i n e Warfare (ASW) - A n t i - S u r f a c e Warfare (ASUW) - S t r i k e W a r f a r e (STW) (Tomahawk) - E l e c t r o n i c W a r f a r e (EW) - Command, C o n t r o l a n d Communica t ions - M o b i l i t y (MOB) - Nava l G u n f i r e S u p p o r t (AMW)

    3. o r g a n i z a t i o n . U S S BUNKER HILL r e m a i n e d u n d e r t h e a d m i n i s t r a t i v e c o n t r o l of Commander, C r u i s e r - D e s t r o y e r Group ONE (COMCRUDESGRU ONE) u n t i l t h e c o m p l e t i o n of h e r d e p l o y m e n t o n 2 1 J a n u a r y 1 9 8 8 . On t h i s d a t e , a d m i n i s t r a t i v e c o n t r o l s w i t c h e d t o COMCRUDESGRU FIVE u n t i l t h e b e g i n n i n g of March 1988 ; whereupon COMCRUDESGRU ONE t o o k c o n t r o l . A d m i n i s t r a t i v e c o n t r o l s w i t c h e d to Commander, N a v a l S u r f a c e Group, Wes te rn P a c i f i c , o n 3 1 A u g u s t 1 9 8 8 (BUNKER HILL'S a r r i v a l d a t e t o h e r new home p o r t of Yokosuka, J a p a n ) where i t r e m a i n e d t h e r es t of t h e y e a r .

    4. s u b o r d i n b e e '&&nds. H e l i c o p t e r A n t i - S u b m a r i n e S q u a d r o n L i g h t 45, D e t a t c h m e n t S e v e n , w a s a s s i g n e d t o U S S BUNKER HILL i n t h e Summer of 1988 , p r i o r to t h e F o r w a r d Deployment to Yokosuka i n A u g u s t . The d e t a t c h m e n t ' s p a r e n t s q u a d r o n i s b a s e d a t N a v a l A i r S t a t i o n , N o r t h I s l a n d , S a n Diego, C a l i f o r n i a . The d e t a t c h m e n t s O f f i c e r i n C h a r g e w a s LCDR B i l l S teadman . One a i r c r a f t , LONEWOLF 5 1 , w a s a s s i g n e d to BUNKER HILL i n 1 9 8 8 a n d is now b a s e d o u t of A t s u g i , J a p a n . F u r t h e r i n f o r m a t i o n o n LONEWOLF 51's s t a t i s t i c s c a n b e f o u n d i n E n c l o s u r e ( 5 ) .

    5. Summary. BUNKER HILL is t h e Navy 's most c a p a b l e w a r s h i p a f l o a t . It p l a y s a d e f e n s i v e role by p r o v i d i n g p r o t e c t i o n for a n ENTIRE C a r r i e r - B a t t l e Group or S u r f a c e A c t i o n Group a g a i n s t t h e S o v i e t a i r , 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 . Its 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 b y i t s a b i l i t y to s t r i k e t a r g e t s a t sea 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 a n t s of t h e Tomahawk C r u i s e Missile. F o u r LM2500 gas 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 excess o f , 3 0 k n o t s . The 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 U L T ~ M A T E i n t a rge 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-IA 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 over 200 n a u t i c a l m i l e s w i t h P I R ~ - CONTROL ACCURACY. 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 S y s t e m , c o m p r i s e d o f f o u r l a r g e screen 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 the Commanding O f f i cer and e m b a r k e d Commander t o q u i c k l y and e a s i l y a s s e s s the s t a t e o f the b a t t l e and 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 " 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 be b u i l t i n t o the AEGIS s y s t e m a l l o w i n g i t t o be 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 i m e s o f s a t u r a t i o n or other 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 be 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 , and 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 be o p e r a t e d i n s e m i - a u t o m a t i c or 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 , or a m i x t u r e o f a l l three modes may be e m p l o y e d . D u r i n g 1 9 8 8 , BUNKER HILL a l s o d e m o n s t r a t e d a b r a n d n e w c a p a b i l i t y o f the AEGIS s y s t e m known a s "AAW QUICKFIX". W i t h t h i s new a d d i t i o n , BUNKER HILL c a n now u s e SPY-1A d a t a t o d e s i g n a t e a i r t a r g e t s t o the M K 8 6 Gun F i r e C o n t r o l S y s t e m , g i v i n g the Mk 4 5 5 " / 5 4 C a l i b e r Gun Moun t s a n A n t i - A i r c a p a b i l i t y . A s t he f i r s t AEGIS Tomahawk shooter, BUNKER HILL a l s o p l a y s a m a j o r role 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 "maps" 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 . BUNKER HILL i s 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 111 SH-60B w i t h i t s two-way voice and i n f o r m a t i o n d a t a l i n k , and the 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).

  • DATES

    1-5 JAN

    6 JAN

    6-10 JAN

    11 JAN

    12-20 JAN

    21 JAN

    21 JAN-18 FEB

    7-11 MAR

    12-30 MAR

    26 MAR

    31 MAR

    01 APR

    2-6 APR

    7-8 APR

    13 APR

    26 APR

    7 MAY

    9-22 MAY

    23-26 MAY

    27-31 MAY

    1-3 JUN

    PART I1

    CHRONOLOGY - CY 1988

    EVENT

    Operational Control of Commander 7th Fleet; Enroute Pearl Harbor, HI

    Chopped to Operational Control of Commander 3rd Fleet

    Enroute Pearl Harbor, HI

    Inport Pearl Harbor, HI

    Enroute San Diego, CA

    Return from WESTPAC to Naval Station San Diego, CA - 32nd Street Leave and Upkeep period

    Immediate Superior In Chain of Command (ISIC) - Engineering Readiness Assessment (IERA)

    Upkeep period - San Diego

    Change of Command

    Dock Trial for the Number TWO MRG

    Sea Trial (For MRG); Underway in SO-CAL OPAREA

    Upkeep period - San Diego

    Underway for Missile Exercise Firing (TLAM/D)

    Aviation Assist Visit (AAV)

    COMNAVSURFPAC Boilers Inspection

    Flight Deck Certification

    Upkeep period - San Diego. Had following inspections: 9024, NWAT, Command

    Underway; Enroute San Francisco

    Port Visit San Francisco; 10,000 visitors

    Underway; Enroute San Diego

    NOTE

  • 4-26 J U N

    25-26 J U N

    27 J U N - 1 JUL

    14 JUL

    16 JUL

    5 AUG

    8 AUG

    9 AUG

    15-18 AUG

    1 8 AUG

    1 9 AUG

    20-30 AUG

    3 1 AUG

    01-20 SEP

    2 1 SEP

    30 SEP-1 OCT

    2 OCT

    13-17 OCT

    1 8 OCT

    23 OCT

    24 OCT

    1-3 NOV

    4 NOV

    Upkeep p e r i o d - San Diego . Had f o l l o w i n g i n s p e c t i o n s : 3-M, NWAI

    C r u i s e Missile T a c t i c a l Q u a l i f i c a t i o n (CMTQ)

    Underway i n SO-CAL OPAREA

    Dock T r i a l s

    S e a T r i a l s

    Dependen t s C r u i s e

    D e p a r t San D iego e n r o u t e new homepor t o f Yokosuka, J a p a n v i a P e a r l H a r b o r , H I

    TLAM Q u a l i t y A s s u r a n c e S e r v i c e T e s t (QUAST) ( 1 9 )

    I n p o r t P e a r l H a r b o r , H I (20

    Underway; E n r o u t e PMRF

    AAW Q u i c k f i x v a l i d a t i o n LAMPS MK I11 Torpedo E x e r c i s e

    E n r o u t e Yokosuka, J a p a n ( 2 3 )

    A r r i v e Yokosuka, J a p a n ( 2 4 )

    Standown. Conduc ted numerous t o u r s i n c l u d i n g : Commander 7 t h F l e e t , J a p a n e s e M a r i t i m e S e l f - D e f e n s e F o r c e (JMSDF), and Commander Task F o r c e 70 l u n c h e o n

    Underway f o r Olympic P r e s e n c e O p e r a t i o n s (FAAWC ( 2 5 ) f o r USS NIMITZ and USS MIDWAY F e d e r a t e d B a t t l e F o r c e )

    I n p o r t P u s a n , ROK

    Underway f o r ANNUALEX 63G / Haven O p e r a t i o n s

    I n p o r t Yokosuka, J a p a n

    Underway i n s u p p o r t o f USS MIDWAY R e f r e s h e r T r a i n i n g ; E n r o u t e S u b i c Bay, RP

    I n p o r t S u b i c Bay, RP

    Underway; Typhoon Ruby E v a s i o n

    I n p o r t S u b i c Bay, RP

    Underway. SM-2 Missile E x e r c i s e P o r o P o i n t , RP

  • 7 NOV

    11-16 NOV

    17 NOV

    21 NOV

    22-30 NOV

    23 NOV

    30 NOV

    30 NOV-2 DEC

    3-6 DEC

    7 DEC

    10 DEC

    12 DEC

    12-31 DEC

    Independent Steaming Exercise (ISE); Enroute Hong Kong

    Inport Hong Kong

    Underway; Enroute Yokosuka, Japan

    Arrive Yokosuka; Hosted VADM Kanasaki (CINCSDFLT JMSDF) and Shofu-Kai (Retired CINC's)

    Inport Yokosuka, JA

    Hosted RADM Yoshikawa (JMSDF) and RADM Sackett

    Hosted USS REEVES dependants for REEVES arrival from WESTPAC

    Underway for IERA

    Inport Yokosuka, JA; Ammunition Offload Preps

    Underway for Ammunition Offload of Torpedos and 5-in rounds. Offload complete - berth Yokosuka, JA

    Hosted members of the Japanese House of Representatives

    Underway for berth shift to wet dock - Yokosuka

    Ship's Repair Availability (SRA) (30)

  • Narrative

    1. A f t e r a f l a w l e s s p e r f o r m a n c e t h r o u g h o u t a l e n g t h y , s h o r t - n o t i c e W e s t e r n P a c i f i c / I n d i a n Ocean Deployment , f a i l e d gear t e e t h were d i s c o v e r e d on t h e u p p e r F i r s t R e d u c t i o n G e a r i n t h e Number Two Main R e d u c t i o n G e a r (MRG) w h i l e i n p o r t P e a r l H a r b o r , Hawai i . The g e a r was l o c k e d f o r t h e r e t u r n t r a n s i t to S a n Diego, C a l i f o r n i a .

    F i f t y - s e v e n " T i g e r s " ( m a l e f a m i l y members a n d f r i e n d s of B u n k e r H i l l p e r s o n n e l ) were p i c k e d u p i n P e a r l H a r b o r f o r t h e t e n d a y t r a n s i t to S a n Diego. B a s i c " Q u a l i f i c a t i o n S t a n d a r d s " were d e v e l o p e d for t h e r iders i n c l u d i n g v a r i o u s t a s k s s u c h a s o b s e r v i n g weapons f i r i n g , d o n n i n g a k a p o k l i f e j a c k e t , a n d o b s e r v i n g Combat I n f o r m a t i o n C e n t e r o p e r a t i o n s .

    2. BUNKER HILL r e t u r n e d from a s i x month W e s t e r n Pac i f ic Deployment . W h i l e i n t h e I n d i a n Ocean / G u l f of Oman a s pa r t of t h e J o i n t Task Force M i d d l e E a s t , BUNKER HILL s p e n t 1 0 1 c o n s e c u t i v e d a y s underway, a n d s u p p o r t e d t e n E a r n e s t W i l l Convoys.

    3 . On 1 2 F e b r u a r y 1 9 8 8 , a v i s u a l i n s p e c t i o n on t h e Number Two MRG w a s completed. Gear t o o t h damage was c o n f i n e d t o t h e u p p e r f irst r e d u c t i o n g e a r , a p p a r e n t l y d u e t o m i s a l i g n m e n t r e s u l t i n g from a m a c h i n i n g error. The High S p e e d G e a r set would b e r e p l a c e d w i t h a n I n g a l l ' s S h i p y a r d s p a r e .

    4. COMCRUDESGRU FIVE s p o n s o r e d t h e E a s t e r n P a c i f i c , M o b i l e Team T r a i n e r IERA v i s i t was c o n d u c t e d p i e r s i d e t o f a c i l i t a t e work o n t h e Number Two MRG. F o r r e s u l t s , see E n c l o s u r e (7b) . 5. C a p t a i n Rodney P. Rempt r e l i e v e d C a p t a i n P h i l i p M. Q u a s t a s t h e Commanding O f f i c e r of U S S BUNKER HILL. T h i s is C a p t a i n R e m p t l s t h i r d a t s e a command. H e came t o BUNKER HILL a f t e r a y e a r a s t h e Director of t h e Pre-Commanding O f f i c e r / P r e - E x e c u t i v e O f f i c e r D e p a r t m e n t a t t h e S u r f a c e W a r f a r e Officers S c h o o l Command i n Newport , Rhode I s l a n d . The Change of Command Ceremony was marked by r e m a r k s from R e a r A d m i r a l J o h n F. Shaw (Commander, C r u i s e r - D e s t r o y e r Group One) . 6. A Dock T r i a l t e s t i n g of t h e Number Two MRG was c o n d u c t e d w i t h s a t i s f a c t o r y r e s u l t s .

    7. A s a t i s f a c t o r y Sea T r i a l was c o n d u c t e d t h r o u g h 5 0 % a n d 1 0 0 % f u l l power . A post t r i a l i n s p e c t i o n i n d i c a t e d 1 0 0 % f u l . 1 - f a c e t o o t h c o n t a c t on a l l gear e l e m e n t s . Number Two MRG is c e r t i f i e d for u n r e s t r i c t e d o p e r a t i o n s b y NAVSSES, NAVSEACENPAC, a n d W e s t i n g h o u s e o b s e r v e r s . For more i n f o r m a t i o n on t h e Number Two MRG, see E n c l o s u r e ( 7 a ) .

    8. A Tomahawk Land A t t a c k Missile V a r i a n t D (TLAM-D), w a s f i red from t h e a f t v e r t i c a l l a u n c h e r a f t e r a n a m m u n i t i o n o n l o a d a t Pier B r a v o N a v a l A i r S t a t i o n , N o r t h I s l a n d . R i d i n g t h e s h i p was M r . H o r a c e Chambers from N a v a l S h i p Weapon S y s t e m s E n g i n e e r i n g S t a t i o n (NSWSES)

  • and some camera men who s h o t f o o t a g e of t h e l a u n c h . C o n d i t i o n I was set o n e h o u r p r i o r t o l a u n c h a s t h e s h i p maneuvered to t h e l a u n c h p o s i t i o n . A t 0900, l a u n c h o c c u r r e d a n d t h e missi le f l e w t o i ts c o n c l u s i o n w i thou t error.

    9. COMNAVSURFPAC A v i a t i o n A s s i s t V i s i t (AAV) was upgraded to a n A v i a t i o n R e a d i n e s s E v a l u a t i o n (ARE) fo r t h e t h i r d c o n s e c u t i v e yea r .

    10. A COMNAVSURFPAC b o i l e r i n s p e c t o r , BTCS Adams, c o n d u c t e d a Waste Hea t Boiler I n s p e c t i o n . A l l t h r e e Waste Hea t Boi lers were judged to be i n S a t i s f a c t o r y u m a t e r i a l c o n d i t i o n . For t h e Boiler I n s p e c t i o n R e p o r t see E n c l o s u r e (712).

    11. BUNKER HILL was t h e first COMNAVSURFPAC s h i p t o have a n A v i a t i o n T e c h n i c a l A s s i s t upgraded to a F l i g h t Deck C e r t i f i c a t i o n by t h e Naval A i r E n g i n e e r i n g C e n t e r .

    12. P a s s e d N u c l e a r Weapons T r a i n i n g (9024) , N u c l e a r Weapons A s s i s t Team v i s i t , a n d Command i n s p e c t i o n w i t h no m a j o r d e f i c i e n i e s .

    13. E n r o u t e San F r a n c i s c o from San Diego BUNKER HILL c o n d u c t e d a l i v e C l o s e I n Weapons S y s t e m (CIWS) f i r i n g a g a i n s t a a i r b o r n e towed t a r g e t . The t a r g e t was s h o t off t h e w i r e on t h e first r u n by t h e STBD CIWS Mount (Mount 2 1 ) . 14. On 1 3 J u n e 1988, a v i s u a l i n s p e c t i o n of t h e Number ONE MRG ( d u r i n g follow on i n s p e c t i o n to t h e p o r t MRG r e p a i r s ) d i s c o v e r e d u n s a t i s f a c t o r y t o o t h c o n t a c t s . Naval Sea C e n t e r P a c i f i c (NAVSEACENPAC) c o n f i r m e d t h i s f a c t on 1 5 J u n e 1988, a n d recommended t h a t t h e s t a r b o a r d MRG n o t b e o p e r a t e d u n t i l f u r t h e r i n v e s t i g a t i o n r e v e a l e d t h e c a u s e of t h e problem. On 2 3 J u n e , t h e h u l l was c u t open a n d work on t h e Number ONE MRG began i n e a r n e s t .

    I n l a t e J u n e 1988, BUNKER HILL p a s s e s t h e N u c l e a r Weapons Acceptance I n s p e c t i o n (NWAI) w i t h t e n o u t s t a n d i n g s a n d o n e e x c e l l e n t i n t h e v a r i o u s a r e a s cove red .

    15. BUNKER HILL p a s s e d t h e C r u i s e Missile T a c t i c a l Q u a l i f i c a t i o n (CMTQ) i n a n u n p r e c e d e n t e d 31 h o u r s . F o r t h e o f f i c i a l r e p o r t see

    E n c l o s u r e (6) . 16. On 0 1 J u l y 1988, a n i n s p e c t i o n of t h e Number ONE MRG r e v e a l e d a l l measurements a r e i n c o n c u r r e n c e w i t h t h e m a n u f a c t u r e r ' s specifics t i o n s . 17. A 0 7 J u l y c h e c k of t h e t o o t h c o n t a c t , l o a d s h a r i n g a n d t i m i n g of t h e Number ONE MRG y i e l d s s a t i s f a c t o r y r e s u l t s . NAVSEA a u t h o r i z e s r ea s sembly of t h e MRG. A s a t i s f a c t o r y dock t r i a l was c o n d u c t e d on 1 4 J u l y and s e a t r i a l s comple t ed on 1 6 J u l y , c o n f i r m e d t h e s a t i s f a c t o r y o p e r a t i o n of t h e s t a r b o a r d MRG.

    18. Before l e a v i n g for J a p a n , BUNKER HILL had a D e p e n d e n t ' s C r u i s e for f a m i l y a n d f r i e n d s . The d a y a t s e a c o n s i s t e d of: a h igh-speed run , F ive - Inch Gun a n d C l o s e I n Weapon S y s t e m f i r i n g s , a n d a LAMPS

  • M K I I I demonstration.

    19. BUNKER HILL conducted a TLAM Quality Assurance Systems Test m i s s i l e shot o f f t h e Southern Cal i forn ian coas t . I t was c a r r i e d out s i m i l a r t o t h e 8 Apri l TLAM-D shot except t h i s was p a r t o f a coordinated land a t t a c k w i t h t a c t i c a l a i r bombers.

    20. While i n p o r t Pea r l Harbor, a sof tware change (Baseline 2 .1 .4 ) was i n s t a l l e d . T h i s new improvement t o t h e warf ight ing c a p a b i l i t y of BUNKER HILL al lows AN/SPY-1A da ta t o des ignate a i r t a r g e t s t o the MK 86 Gun F i r e Control System. The new c a p a b i l i t y i s known a s A A W Quickf ix .

    21. BUNKER HILL conducted t h e AAW Quickfix v a l i d a t i o n on the P a c i f i c Miss i le F i r i n g Range (PMRF). The exe rc i se included f i r i n g a Standard Missi le II a t a high speed, high d iv ing t a r g e t while simultaneously having a 5"/54 Cal iber Gun engagement i n the system.

    22. LONEWOLF 51 (BUNKER H I L L ' s embarked LAMPS MK III h e l i c o p t e r ) conducted an extremely successfu l torpedo f i r i n g e x e r c i s e working i n coordinat ion w i t h USS FIFE'S LAMPS helo - LONEWOLF 50. Attack c r i t e r i a was reached w i t h a sonobuoy b a r r i e r pene t ra t ion by a MK 30 mobile t a r g e t , and a MK 4 6 Mod 5 a i r drop e x e r c i s e torpedo was de l ivered 850 yards from t h e t a r g e t .

    23. BUNKER H I L L steamed t o i t s new home p o r t of Yokosuka, Japan w i t h t h e USS FIFE (DD-991). The two s h i p t r a n s i t included numerous ship-maneuvering exe rc i ses and weapons f i r i n g s .

    24. BUNKER HILL a r r i v e d i n Yokosuka, Japan jo in ing t h e forward deployed U.S. Seventh F l e e t a s p a r t of the Overseas Family Residency Program (OFRP) . A t l e a s t twelve h e l i c o p t e r s , 0wr~ed o r cha r t e red by Japanese news media, followed t h e s h i p from Tokyo Harbor ent rance t o the p i e r i n Yokosuka. Upon t h e s h i p ' s a r r i v a l p i e r s i d e , BUNKER HILL was gree ted by many well-wishers ( m i l i t a r y and c i v i l i a n ) , f a m i l i e s o f crew members, and approximately 80 Japanese r e p o r t e r s and photographers. See Enclosure (9) f o r a sample o f t h e Japanese media coverage o f BUNKER H I L L ' s a r r i v a l t o Japan.

    25. Wi th only th ree days no t i ce , BUNKER H I L L was underway f o r Olympic Presence Operations w i t h t h e USS N I M I T Z and USS MIDWAY. The s h i p ' s d u t i e s a s Force A n t i - A i r Warfare Coordinator f o r t h i s Federated B a t t l e Force were heralded by a l l p a r t i c i p a n t s i n t h e l a r g e operat ion.

    26. ANNUALEX 63G is a major Anti-Submarine Warfare Exercise conducted each year i n con junct ion w i t h t he Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). During t h e exe rc i se , BUNKER HILL prosecuted 5 submarine con tac t s w i t h numerous simulated torpedo f i r i n g s over the s i d e , and torpedo drops by LONEWOLF 51.

    Haven Operations were conducted al lowing BUNKER HILL t o use i t s AN/SPY-1A radar t o d e t e c t and t rack a i r t a r g e t s flyimg a t t a c k p r o f i l e s overlarid on the e a s t e r n c o a s t of Japan. T h e opera t ion was a complete success w i t h good de tec t ion ranges.

  • 27. BUNKER HILL c o n d u c t e d a l i v e missile f i r i n g o f f Poro P o i n t , R e p u b l i c of t h e P h i l l i p i n e s . T h e t a r g e t was a l o w f l y i n g , h i g h s p e e d d r o n e d e s t r o y e d by a s h i p ' s S t a n d a r d Missile II o n A u t o - S p e c i a l engagement .

    28. Commander, N a v a l S u r f a c e Group, W e s t e r n Pac i f i c s p o n s o r e d a n E a s t e r n P a c i f i c M o b i l e Team T r a i n e r IERA v i s i t i n a n d a r o u n d t h e o p e r a t i o n a l a r e a of Yokosuka, J a p a n . For r e s u l t s see E n c l o s u r e ( 7 d ) .

    29. BUNKER HILL h o s t e d M r . I c h i r o Masuoka, S e c r e t a r y , J a p a n e s e House of R e p r e s e n t a t i v e s a n d s i x r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s of t h e P o l i t i c a l S u p p o r t e r s A s s o c i a t i o n of M r . Has ime Funada . A s u c c e s s f u l t o u r of t h e s h i p was c o n d u c t e d r e c e i v i n g i m m e d i a t e p o s i t i v e f e e d b a c k from a l l members of t h e g r o u p .

    3 0 . BUNKER HILL commenced a n a m b i t i o u s S h i p ' s R e p a i r A v a i l a b i l i t y (SRA) to f i n i s h a n e v e n t f u l y e a r . Jobs t a c k l e d b y S h i p ' s Force a n d t h e S h i p ' s R e p a i r F a c i l i t y (SRF) Yokosuka i n c l u d e d r e f u r b i s h m e n t of many h a b i t a b i l i t y s p a c e s - t h e g a l l e y a n d b e r t h i n g s p a c e s t o name a f e w .

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