USS Fletcher DD-445 1963 History
U.S.S. FLETCHER DD-445
℅ Fleet Post Office
San Francisco, California
In reply refer to: DD445/me, 5213, Ser: 148, 27 JAN 1964
From: Commanding Officer, U.S.S. FLETCHER (DD 445)
To: Chief of Naval Operations (OP-291SH)
Subj: Ship's History for 1963; annual revision to
Ref: (a) OPNAV INST 5750.7
1. Pursuant to reference (a) the following information is submitted:
a. During April, FLETCHER participated in Project MERCURY as a capsule recovery vessel. From mid-July to mid-October, FLETCHER was at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for a routine overhaul. At the end of this period, the ship underwent five weeks of refresher training, during which time a visit to the old whaling town of Lahaina was made.
Captain C. R. LANGER commanded FLETCHER for the entire year and was promoted to his present rank on 1 September 1963.
/s/ C. R. LANGER