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 Additionally,​ the crew’s quarters were completely renovated, including the installation of new laundry and galley facilities as well as a completely renewed mess decks. Upon departing from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 6 October 1964 KING could look back on an extremely successful overhaul with the overhaul completed on schedule, and all major equipments working satisfactorily,​ KING could point again with pride not only to her material readiness and freshly painted exterior, but to the green Operations Department "​E"​ on the bridge superstructure,​ a white Gunnery “E" on Mount 51, a red Engineering Department "​E"​ on her after stack and a white Missilery "​E"​ and hashmark on her missile launcher and missile radars. ​ Additionally,​ the crew’s quarters were completely renovated, including the installation of new laundry and galley facilities as well as a completely renewed mess decks. Upon departing from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard on 6 October 1964 KING could look back on an extremely successful overhaul with the overhaul completed on schedule, and all major equipments working satisfactorily,​ KING could point again with pride not only to her material readiness and freshly painted exterior, but to the green Operations Department "​E"​ on the bridge superstructure,​ a white Gunnery “E" on Mount 51, a red Engineering Department "​E"​ on her after stack and a white Missilery "​E"​ and hashmark on her missile launcher and missile radars. ​
  
-Since departure from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, KING has busied herself with the business of preparing for her next deployment, now scheduled in April, 1965. The Ship's Qualification and Assistance Team (SQAT) embarked in KING during late October and early November and during their stay KING successfully fired three of four Terrier missiles. During this period and continuing through early December KING additionally participated with units of the Marine Corps and Naval Air Force for evaluation of NTDS, MTDS and ATDS. Though now enjoying a Christmas leave and upkeep period, KING remains a busy ship. On 9 December she successfully passed her NTPI for fiscal year 1964, received an outstanding on 10 December during her annual medical inspection and is preparing for underway training, now scheduled for late February and March. The arrival in January, 1965 of Commander C. P. TESH, USN, who will relieve Commander E. L. COCHRANE, Jr. as Commanding Officer is also anticipated. ​+Since departure from the Long Beach Naval Shipyard, KING has busied herself with the business of preparing for her next deployment, now scheduled in April, 1965. The Ship's Qualification and Assistance Team (SQAT) embarked in KING during late October and early November and during their stay KING successfully fired three of four Terrier missiles. During this period and continuing through early December KING additionally participated with units of the Marine Corps and Naval Air Force for evaluation of NTDS, MTDS and ATDS. Though now enjoying a Christmas leave and upkeep period, KING remains a busy ship. On 9 December she successfully passed her NTPI for fiscal year 1964, received an outstanding on 10 December during her annual medical inspection and is preparing for underway training, now scheduled for late February and March. The arrival in January, 1965 of [[tesh|Commander C. P. TESH, USN]], who will relieve ​[[cochrane|Commander E. L. COCHRANE, Jr.]] as Commanding Officer is also anticipated. ​