USS Fletcher DD-445 1963 History

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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

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