Subic Bay Harbour Departed Norfolk, goto Hawaii to pickup helo squadron for Operation End Sweep clearing mines from North Vietnam major harbors and coastal waterways. Relieve USS Tripoli on Subic Bay as she was having Engineering problems at the time.
Partition of Cyprus detached from US 6th Fleet in Mediterannean and ordered off Cyrprus to support and if neccesary evacuate US Nationals in aftermath of Turkish invasion of the island. Operated in support of USS Forrestal. HMM-162 and HMH-362 embarked.
until May96 conv to Mine Countermeasures Command and Support Ship