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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
5 to 23 May 1967
27 to 28 March 1968
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
5 to 28 June 1967
18 to 31 July 1967
17 to 31 August 1967
25 September to 17 October 1967
24 to 31 October 1967
6 to 8 December 1967
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|469k||"The North Carolina Shipbuilding company, fo[u]r years old yesterday, marked the day by launching the U. S. S. Diamond Head, its 200th vessel. In the top photograph is the launching party. Left to right, they are: Winder Harris, of Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Kenneth S. Brown, Norfolk; Miss Ann Harris, Norfolk; Mrs. Aungus Echols, Norfolk; Mrs. Joseph Harris, Norfolk; Miss Florence Harris, maid of honor; Captain Roger Williams, president of the shipbuilding company; Miss Betty Harris, maid of honor, and Mrs. David Bill, of Norfolk, sponsor. The lower left picture shows Mrs. Bill smashing the champagne against the bow of the vessel, and lower right, the new ship slides down the ways toward the Cape Fear river." The Sunday-Star News, Wilmington, N.C. Sunday February 4, 1945.||Michael Mohl|
|117k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) departing her conversion yard, Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Shipyard at Baltimore, MD., 10 August 1945,
a day after completing conversion and commissioning. A Baltimore harbor tug is assisting.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM, photo # 19-N-87311, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archive, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|136k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) under way at NOB Norfolk, VA., circa 1963. She is being assisted by the tug
US Navy photo
|Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|112k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway off the Virginia Capes, August 1964||© Richard Leonhardt|
|123k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway off the Virginia Capes during an underway replenishment exercise, August 1964||© Richard Leonhardt|
|84k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) moored pierside at NOB Norfolk, VA, August 1964||© Richard Leonhardt|
|185k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|91k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) at anchor, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine December 1964.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.|
|1184k||Personnel transfer via high-line between USS Diamond Head (AE-19) and USS Chikaskia (AO-54) while underway in the Mediterranean Sea, 1965
Photo from the collections of HM1 John Wagner, RADM E. L. Feightner, BM2 Charles Peterman, and LCDR Al Gordon, compiled and edited by BM3 David Zanzinger.
|Al Gordon, Secretary USS Chikaskia Reunion Organization|
|126k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) being assisted by Okmulgee (YTB-765) as she is coming alongside USS Amphion (AR-13) (not shown) for repairs in January 1967 at the "Army Piers" (Norfolk International Terminal), Norfolk, VA. To accommodate Diamond Head alongside the repair ship USS Plymouth Rock (LSD-29) is being moved by an unidentified tug, just visible in the far right side of the photo.||George McLeer USS Amphion 1966-68, R-4 Div Electronics Repair Shop|
|73k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway during a replenishment at sea with USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692), circa 1967, location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|69k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway during a replenishment at sea with a destroyer, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|181k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) underway at Hampton Roads, June 1968.
Photo courtesy of Atlantic Fleet Sales, Norfolk, VA., ©Nobe Smith.
|82k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) at anchor, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|75k||USS Diamond Head (AE-19) moored pierside, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|LT. Guyon, Elmer Edward, USNR (Ferry Command Crew # 1)||10 March 1945 - 14 March 1945|
|Decommissioned||14 March 1945 - 9 August 1945|
|01||LCDR. Snow, Franklin Charles, USNR||9 August 1945 - 23 August 1946|
|Decommissioned||23 August 1946 - 9 August 1951|
|02||CAPT. Smiley, Clare Brown, USN (USNA 1932)||9 August 1951 - October 1952|
|03||CAPT. Veasey, Alexander Craig||October 1952 - October 1953|
|04||CAPT. Taylor, Robert Lee||no dates|
|05||CAPT. Sunderland, Morton, USN (USNA 1932)||September 1955|
|06||CAPT. Scott II, James, USN (USNA 1935)||December 1956 - ?|
|09||CAPT. Swanson, Chandler Waterman||August 1959 - 8 September 1961|
|10||CAPT. Hingson, James Monroe, USN (USNA 1939)||8 September 1961 - 19 September 1962|
|11||CAPT. Lacouture, John Edwin (Tiger One), USN (USNA 1940)||19 September 1962 - 12 August 1963|
|12||CAPT. James Palmer||12 August 1963 - 14 August 1964|
|13||CAPT. Ruiz, Charles Kenneth (Ken), USN (USNA 1943)||14 August 1964 - 29 July 1965|
|14||CAPT. Yeich, Lloyd George, USN (USNA 1944)||29 July 1965 - January 1967|
|15||CAPT. Knott Jr., Zebulon Vance (Zeb)||January 1967 - 14 March 1968|
|16||CAPT. King, Herbert Thomas||14 March 1968 - 28 August 1969|
|17||CAPT. Snead II, Leonard Alexander (Swoose) :RADM||28 August 1969 - 11 September 1970|
|18||CAPT. Lyon, Henry J. USN (USMMA 1942)||11 September 1970 - 24 March 1972|
|19||LCDR. Long, Charles Woodfern, USN||24 March 1972 - 1 June 1972|
|20||CDR. Harris, James Wesley||1 June 1972 - February 1973|
|21||LCDR. Ablowich, Dean Allen, USN (USNA 1960)||February 1973 - 1 March 1973|
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