1970 - 1973
 
Year Date    
1970 2/2 4/21 Sixth Street Pier, HOBOKEN, NJ
  4/21 5/15 BROOKLYN, NY for Dry-dock
  6/25 7/29 GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA for Refresher Training
  10/28 11/18 Returned to GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA for Modified Refresher Training
  11/30 12/7 Integrated Task Group Operations off NORFOLK
  12/7 12/31 BAYONNE, NJ  for Stand down and Holiday Leave
       
       
       
       
 1971  1/1 1/4 Inport MOT Bayonne, NJ
1/5 Underway Newport, RI
1/6 1/14 Tender availability Newport, RI
1/15 Underway New York Harbor
1/16 1/28 Inport New York Harbor, final cruise preparations
1/29 2/6 Puerto Rico OP Areas, Operation Springboard 71
2/6 2/9 Port visit Charlotte Amelie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
2/10 2/11 Underway for Rota, Spain. Ship DIW due to Spring Bearing causality. Returned to Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico under tow from USS Umpqua (ATA-209)
2/12 2/21 Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico for repairs
2/21 3/3 Sea Trials, Underway Rota, Spain
3/3 3/5 Rota, Spain take on fuel and ammunition 
3/5 Cartagena, Spain ammunition transfer, Underway Augusta Bay, Sicily
3/9 Augusta Bay, Sicily ammunition offload and onload
3/10 Underway Barcelona, Spain
3/12 3/17 Port visit Barcelona, Spain
3/17 Underway Naples, Italy
3/21 4/1 Port visit and tender availability Naples, Italy
4/2 4/13 Underway cargo, refueling and surveillance operations
4/14 4/18 Port visit Marsaxlokk, Malta
4/19 Underway Athens, Greece
4/22 5/4 Athens, Greece Port visit and tender availability 
5/5 5/12 Underway Soudha Bay, Crete and Task Group Operations
5/13 5/15 Port visit Soudha Bay, Crete
5/16 Underway Antalya, Turkey
5/17 Port visit Antalya, Turkey
5/18 Underway Rhodes, Greece
5/19 5/20 Port visit Rhodes, Greece
5/21 5/29 Underway  Argostoli Bay, Greece,  Task Group operations and  logistics replenishment
5/30 Argostoli Bay, Greece anchorage training, Underway Venice, Italy
6/1 6/7 Port visit Venice, Italy 
6/8 6/14 Underway Corfu, Greece operations Task Group 60.2
6/15 6/21 Port visit Corfu, Greece
6/22 6/24 Underway Soudha Bay, Crete replenishment operations
6/25 6/28 Port visit Soudha Bay, Crete and ammunition transfer 
6/29 Underway Athens, Greece
6/30 7/5 Port visit Athens, Greece
7/6 7/8 Underway  Augusta Bay, Sicily replenishment operations
7/9 Ammunition transfer Augusta Bay, Sicily
7/10 7/12 Underway Gibralter, B.C.C.
7/13 7/15 Port visit Gibraltar, B.C.C.
7/16 7/24 Underway NAD Earle, NJ
7/25 9/14 NAD Earle, NJ standown and leave period
9/15 Underway Yorktown, VA
9/16 9/19 NWS Yorktown, VA ammunition transfer
9/20 Underway Bayonne, NJ
9/22 9/29 MOT Bayonne, NJ
9/30 Underway Newport, RI
10/1 10/21 Newport, RI tender availability and Administration Inspection
10/21 Underway Earle, NJ
10/22 10/24 NAD Earle, NJ ammunition transfer
10/25 10/28 Underway VACAPES OP Area for sea operations
10/29 11/7 NAD Earle, NJ
11/8 11/12 Underway San Juan OP Area sea and replenishment operations
11/12 Port Visit Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico take on water
11/13 Underway San Juan OP Area sea and replenishment operations
11/14 11/16 Port visit Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas, Virgin, Islands
11/17 11/22 Underway NAD Earle, NJ
11/22 11/24 NAD Earle, NJ ammunition offload
11/24 1/6/72 Shifted berths to MOT Bayonne, NJ for standdown, leave and RAV 
       
       
 
 
 
Year Date Time    NATO Purification run, GITMO REFTRA, Med Cruise  
1972 01/01   Moored Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ
  01/07 0841  Underway
  1016  Moored Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ
  01/17 1230  Underway
    1726  Lost steering control
  1800  Starboard boat boom dragging in water
01/18 0405  Lost DC power and casualty to No. 1 forced draft blower
01/19 1911  Casualty to No.2 forced draft blower and loss of fire under No.2 boiler
01/21 2352  High water casualty to No.1 boiler
  01/24 1155  Secured surface search radar due to faulty bearing in antenna pedestal
    2339  Fire reported on Mess Decks
    2340  Fire extinguished, minor damage
  01/25 0402  High water casualty to No.1 boiler
  01/27 1229  Moored NATO Ammunition Depot, Glen Douglas, Scotland
  01/31 1203  Underway
    1441  Moored NATO Fueling Pier, Loch Striven, Scotland
    1826  Underway
  02/05 1108  Received distress call from Spanish ship Socogui, experiencing steering casualty. Proceeded to scene to render assistance.
    1300  Heavy seas broke over Forecastle, line reel and 2 ready service lockers broke loose, 6 feet of flooding reported in Forward Magazine
  02/06 1641  Moored US Naval Station, Rota, Spain
  02/09 0700  Underway
  02/14 0833  Moored NATO Ammunition Pier, Souda Bay, Crete
  02/18 0232  Electrical fire in Engine Room, auxiliary circulating pump motor
    1148  Underway
  02/20 0809  Anchored Augusta Bay, Sicily
    0952  Shifted berth to pierside NATO Ammunition Pier
  02/28 1126  Underway
  03/02 0759  Anchored Cartagena, Spain
  03/05 0909  Underway
  03/06 0916  Anchored Palma, Mallorca
  03/15 0628  Underway to shift anchorage
    0645  Anchored
    1145  Underway
  03/17 0831  Moored US Naval Station, Rota, Spain
  03/18 1349  Underway
  03/19 1222  Moored NATO Ammunition Pier, Lisbon, Portugal
  03/22 1546  Underway
  03/31 1247  Moored US Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ
  04/12 0821  Underway
    1100  Moored Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ
  05/03 1715  Flooding reported No. 4 Hold
  05/08 0758  Underway
    1006  Moored US Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ
  06/16 1449  Underway
  06/17 1200  Moored US Naval Base, Newport, Rhode Island
  06/29 1601  Underway
  06/30 0904  Moored Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ
  07/12 0753  Underway
  07/16 1746  Commenced Change of Command Ceremony
    1753  CDR R. D. Buchwald assumed duties as Commanding Officer
    1909  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    1932  Capt. P. W. Rohrer departed
  07/19 1027  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1617  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/20 0629  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1746  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/21 1115  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1733  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/24 0730  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1759  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/25 0729  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1223  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/26 0700  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1439  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  07/27 0657  Underway local OP Area for REFTRA drills
    1327  Moored US Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
    1951  Underway
  07/28 1430  Casualty to hydraulic steering gear
  07/31 1547  Moored Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ
  08/14 0755  Underway
    0939  Moored US Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, NJ
  08/18 1328  Underway
  08/28    Moored US Naval Station, Rota, Spain
  08/31    Underway
  09/03 1316  Moored buoy Bravo 4, LaSpezia, Italy
  09/05 0847  Underway
  09/06 1001  Anchored Naples, Italy
  09/08 1411  Underway
  09/09 0835  Moored NATO Ammunition Pier, Augusta Bay, Sicily
  09/10 1641  Underway
  09/12 0827  Moored Souda Bay, Crete
    1548  Underway
  09/14 0806  Anchored Athens, Greece
    1819  Underway
  09/15 0617  Commenced VERTREP with USS San Diego (AFS-6) via helicopters No. 17 and 8
    0625  Sighted helicopter No. 8 down in the water due to engine casualty
    0626  Helicopter No. 8 is out and clear of water
    1239  Commenced refueling from USS Milwaukee (AOR-2)
  09/16 0858  Moored Souda Bay, Crete
  09/17 1615  Underway
  09/19 0006  Commenced rearming USS F. D. Roosevelt (CVA-42)
    1810  Anchored Mykonos, Greece
  09/26 1903  Underway
  09/27 0854  Anchored Athens, Greece
  10/04 1227  Underway
    1345  Commenced rearming USS Barry (DD-933)
    1601  Commenced rearming USS Springfield (CLG-7)
    2153  Anchored Athens, Greece
  10/07 1534  Underway
  10/10 0712  Commenced refueling with USS Canisteo (AO-99)
    1100  Moored Augusta Bay, Sicily
  10/11 0113  Underway
  10/14 0922  Commenced VERTREP with USS Sylvania (AFS-2) and USS San Diego (AFS-6)
  10/15 2218  Anchored Athens, Greece
  10/20 1847  Underway
  10/21 1142  Commenced air to surface SEPTAR exercise with various planes from USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  10/22 2040  Commenced refueling with USS Canisteo (AO-99)
  10/23 0808  Moored Souda Bay, Crete
    1645  Underway
  10/26 0925  Launched SEPTAR boat for gunnery exercise
    1322  Commenced rearming USS Albany (CG-10)
    2255  Commenced rearming USS Forrestal (CVA-59)
  10/27 1237  Commenced towing SPAR astern for air to surface gunnery exercise
  10/28 0852  Moored NATO Ammunition Pier, Souda Bay, Crete
  10/30 0811  Underway
  11/01 1004  Anchored Naples, Italy
  11/06 0955  Underway
  11/09 0208  Commenced refueling with USS Neosho (AO-143)
  11/10 0834  Moored Augusta Bay, Sicily
  11/12 0740  Underway
  11/18 2353  Anchored Souda Bay, Crete
  11/19 0641  Shifted from anchorage to pier
    0800  Moored
  11/20 0721  Underway
  11/21 0838  Commenced ammo transfer to and receiving fuel from USS Seattle
(AOE-3)
  11/24 0847  Anchored Monaco
  11/28 0952  Underway
    1529  Commenced ammo transfer from USS Albany (CG-10)
  11/29 1054  Anchored Barcelona, Spain
  11/30 0651  Underway
  12/01 0055  Suffered loss of radar antenna due to high winds and seas
    0210  Fantail watch reported possibility of man falling overboard from fantail
    0218  Mustered crew at quarters, no absentees
  12/02 0853  Anchored Rota, Spain
  12/03 1826  Underway to shift from anchorage to pier
  12/09 1818  Underway
  12/22 1557  Moored Military Ocean Terminal, Bayonne, NJ
      (Editors Note: This marked the end of what would be the last deployment made by the USS Great Sitkin (AE-17)
 
 
 
Year Date      Decommissioning   
1973 1/11/22 Bayonne, NJ standdown and upkeep
  1/22 1/23 Underway Yorktown, VA                          
1/22 1/25 NWS Yorktown, VA ammunition offload
  1/25 1/26 Underway Earle, NJ
  1/26 1/31 NAD Earle, NJ ammunition offload
1/31 Shifted berths to MOT Bayonne, NJ
1/31 4/1 Bayonne, NJ 
4/1 7/2 Bayonne, NJ preparation for inactivation
7/2 USS Great Sitkin decommissioned and removed from U.S. Navy Active Ship Roster
       
       
       
 
 
 
 
 
 

Last up-dated: 11/01/04