Commanding Officer

Executive Officer

LCDR Charles E. Gurney
( Rear Admiral Ret. )
Change of Command
LCDR Ben Gardner

The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 returns from her second WestPac tour of duty to San Diego, California, 6 February 1965. The USS Lynde McCormick DDG-8 spends the remainder of the year conducting coastal exercises and successful competitive firing of her missiles.

In July of 1965 she was awarded the Destroyer Squadron Seventeen Battle Efficiency E for her gunfire control system, and an ASW A for excellence in competitive anti submarine warfare exercises

After a short midshipman’s cruise to Hawaii, the USS Lynde McCormick DDG 8 was sent to the shipyard in Long Beach, California, for extensive repair and maintenance work was accomplished on the Tartar missile launcher and the engineering plant.

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