The Cold War Years


Long Beach Retrofit

During the first 10 years, the Stoddards efforts were concentrated on the South China Sea-Taiwan Strait area because that was the major trouble spot for the United States in the Western Pacific. Although in 1961, the Laotian crisis brought her to the Southeast Asia area, where she would soon concentrate all her efforts before the Vietnam conflict.

In Dry Dock (48476 bytes)

In Dry Dock (43765 bytes)

Refit in Long Beach, California August 1961.


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