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Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates||Campaigns and Dates||Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
23 September to 7 October 1969
30 to 31 October 1969
11 to 17 December 1971
20 to 21 December 1971
1 to 7 January 1972
30 January to 5 February 1972
7 to 9 February 1972
14 to 15 February 1972
23 February to 4 March 1972
9 to 12 March 1972
21 to 29 March 1972
|Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
1 to 13 November 1969
24 December 1969 to 28 February 1970
|Vietnam Ceasefire Campaign
30 to 31 March 1972
12 to 20 April 1972
30 April to 11 May 1972
20 to 29 May 1972
8 to 17 June 1972
19 to 28 January 1973
4 to 12 February 1973
19 to 23 February 1973
24 to 28 March 1973
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
30 July to 12 August 1970
29 August to 9 September 1970
15 to 17 September 1970
24 September to 6 October 1970
22 October to 3 November 1970
15 to 25 November 1970
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|326k||White Plains (AFS-4) fitting out at National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, circa 1967. Note the amphibious transport dock ship
USS Ogden (LPD-5) underway in the background.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Identifier 6928653, U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships photo 19-NN-AFS-4 White Plains-17458.
|69k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway in 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
|261k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) during an underway Vertrep (vertical replenishment) with USS Anchorage (LSD-36), circa 1971-72, location unknown.||Photos by Joe O’Loughlin, USS Anchorage, 11/23/70 to 4/6/72; Electronics Material Officer & CIC Officer|
|146k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) during an underway Vertrep (vertical) replenishment with USS Oriskany (CVA-34), circa 1972-73, WestPac.||Photo by Joe Martens, contributed by Bob Canchola|
|114k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) replenishes the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga
(CVS-14), not visible, and a Knox-class frigate (barely visible behind White Plains). Ticonderoga, with assigned
Carrier Anti-Submarine Air Group 53 (CVSG-53), was deployed to the Western Pacific from 17 May to 29 July 1972.
U.S. Navy photo from the USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14) 1972 cruise book
|123k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) is in the far distance of this photo of USS Mispillion (AO-105) conducting an underway replenishment with USS Anchorage (LSD-36), circa 1973.||Derick Hartshorn, courtesy Del Loewe|
|61k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way during a VERTREP with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974. A USS White Plains UH-46 Sea Knight helicopter ascends after unloading supplies on Mount Vernon's helicopter pad.||Photo by M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|59k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way during a VERTREP with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974.||Photo by M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|83k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way during a VERTREP with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974.||Photo by M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|108k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way during a VERTREP with USS Mount Vernon (LSD-39) in the Gulf of Thailand, January 1974.||Photo by M. J. "Doc" Sanchez HM2 (FMF) USN Ret.|
|30k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo
|92k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway in the Pacific Ocean, 1 May 1974. Photo was taken from the aircraft carrier
USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63).
Photo by DonTaylor50. Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.
|112k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway, circa in the late 1970s or early 1980s, after she was fitted with TACAN URN-25 but before the addition of
U.S. Navy photo
|79k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway at sea, in 1979. A Knox-class frigate is visible in the background.
Marion Doss. From USS Midway (CV-41) 1979 Cruise Book
|70k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way in the Indian Ocean, 15 March 1980.
Department of Defense Visual Imaging Center photo
|224k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway off Guam, 11 April 1984.
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # L45-305.06.01 by PH3 Slaughenhaupt
Crew members pose for a photo on the bow of USS Midway(CV-41), 16 December 1987, in the Arabian Sea. The photo was taken during the carrier's deployment to the Western Pacific and the Indian Ocean, 15 October 1987–12 April 1988. Various aircraft of Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 5 are visible on deck.
Ships in the battle group pictured are, left to right the ammunition ship USS Kilauea (T-AE-26), USS Midway (CVA-41), the combat stores ship USS White Plains (AFS-4), the fleet oiler USNS Mispillion (T-AO-105), and the frigate USS Knox (FF-1052).
Photo by PH3 William Holck, USN. US Defense Imagery photo VIRIN: DN-ST-88-02563
|Bob Canchola, BT, USS Oriskany 1971–73|
|114k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway, date and location unknown.||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.|
|222k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway off San Diego, CA., date unknown.
|159k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) underway, date and location unknown.||Nicholas Tiberio|
|87k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way, date and location unknown.||Tom Langford|
|103k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) under way with a Boeing-Vertol UH-46D Sea Knight of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron 3 on the flight deck aft, location unknown.||Robert Hurst|
|1276k||Weehawken (YTB-776) foreground and another tug maneuvers USS White Planes (AFS-4) back toward the water after she ran aground at Polaris Point, Apra Harbor, 30 August 1992. USS White Plains dragged her anchor across Apra Harbor and ran aground after heavy winds broke the vessel free from her moorings when Typhoon Omar passed through the area on August 28th.
DVIC photo # DN-SN-93-00088 a US Navy photo by PH2 John Gay, USN, now in the collections of the Defense Visual Information Center.
|Defense Visual Information Center|
|97k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) moored pierside at Naval Station Guam, date unknown. The floating drydock is unidentified.||Tommy Trampp|
|33k||USS White Plains (AFS-4) ship's plaque.||Tommy Trampp|
|Commanding Officer s|
|01||CAPT. Brenner, Thomas Bachelder, USN (USNA 1947)||23 November 1968 - 10 December 1969|
|02||CAPT. Gormley, Robert Hugh :RADM||10 December 1969 - 28 July 1971|
|03||CAPT. Barker, Raymond H.||28 July 1971 - 10 October 1972|
|04||CAPT. Schulte, Richard Joseph||10 October 1972 - 15 August 1973|
|05||CAPT. Chambers, Leon||15 August 1973 - 13 January 1975|
|06||CAPT. Arnold, John Elwin, USN||13 January 1975 - 13 January 1977|
|07||CAPT. Johnson, Philip Edwin||13 January 1977 - 11 May 1978|
|08||CAPT. Owens, Robert Spencer (Rupe) :RADM||11 May 1978 - 1 September 1979|
|09||CAPT. Munsey, Malcolm Harvey||1 September 1979 - 1 October 1981|
|10||CAPT. Kerr, Daryl Lee||1 October 1981 - 1 April 1983|
|11||CAPT. Carlsen, Kenneth Leroy :RADM||1 April 1983 - 10 August 1984|
|12||CAPT. Newman, William Edward, USN (USNA 1961) :RADM||10 August 1984 - November 1985|
|13||LCDR. Whitaker, Charles Edmund, USN (USNA 1970)||November 1985 - 27 December 1985|
|14||CAPT. McWhinney, John Loren||27 December 1985 - 26 February 1988|
|15||CAPT. Tracy, Robert Nottingham||26 February 1988 - 31 August 1989|
|16||CAPT. Patton, Bernard W.||31 August 1989 - 30 August 1991|
|17||CAPT. Weber, Robin Yank||30 August 1991 - June 1993|
|18||CAPT. Lang, Thomas C.||June 1993 - 17 April 1995|
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