HERMITAGE CHRONOLOGY 1972

3 January..............Effective 1 January, HERMITAGE is transferred from PIBRON TWO to PHIBRON SIX
7 February............Underway for Onslow Beach for troop landing exercises
10 February..........Commenced "OPERATION SNOWY BEACH":  A salvage operation in Maine
24 February..........Returned to home port
20 March..............Underway for Moorehead City and Guantanamo bay to rotate Marine Tank Equipment
5 April..................Returned to home port
10-12 April...........Underway for local ops
14 April................Underway for one-day dependent's cruise
18-21 April...........Underway for local ops
1 June...................Underway for CARIB CRUISE 1-72
13 July..................Returned to home port
29 July..................Underway for "OPERATION HIGH BOOTS"
3 August...............Returned to home port
16 August.............Underway for "RESLEX 1-72"
18 August.............Returned to home port
30 August.............Vice Admiral ADAMSON, USN makes an inspection visit
12 September........Underway for CARIB CRUISE 2-72
27 October............Returned to Home port
20 November........Vice Admiral BELL, USN makes an informal visit to HERMITAGE


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NARRATIVE -- EXTENDED UNDERWAY PERIODS 1972

CARIB 1-72............1 June - 13 July

Liberty Ports -
12-13 June...............St. Croix
14 June....................Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico

17-19 June...............St. Johns, Antigua
27-30 June...............Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
3-4 July....................Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
7-9 July....................Port Everglades, Florida

CARIB 2-72............12 September -27 October 

Liberty Ports -
20-23 September.........Limon, Costa Rica
24-26  September........Cartagena, Colombia
1-2 October.................Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
11-16 October.............San Juan, Puerto Rico
18-19  October............Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
23-24  October............Nassau, British Bahamas

MAJOR OPERATIONS

ESCORT TIGER - 10-11 June
DORIA SALUTE IV - 3-8 October - A Joint U.S. - Netherlands Operation


From scrapbook compiled by Michael Sheehy. Courtesy of C.J. and Julene DeHart.


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