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USS King Cruise Books

A Ship's Cruise Book was published for most of the USS King's deployments. If anyone would like to contribute their copy for digitization / scanning, please contact the Association Historian.

By hovering over the image of the cover, text will show with a description of the cruise book, provided by Richard W. Dillard, OSCM(SW), USN, Ret. Images of various book covers were provided by Chief Dillard. Click on here to read more about his chronicalling of the Cruise book.

USS KING DLG-10 Shake Down Cruise 1961 (cover).  Anon.  San Diego, California:  C & M Offset Printing Co., Inc., (1961).  Unpaged, blue hardcover with yellow printing.
1963-64, 10, WESTPAC (cover).  Anon.  N.p., (1964).  80 pp., black hardcover with black printing on gold piping, gold printing, and gold crown on blue arrow.
1965, WESTPAC, USS KING DLG-10 (cover).  Anon.  N.p., (1965).  Unpaged, blue hardcover with gold printing, gold star, gold compass rose, and gold outline of North Vietnam and China.
USS KING, 1966.  Cover: USS KING DLG-10, WESTPAC Cruise 1966.  Anon.  Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Company, (1966).  (94) pp., light blue hardcover with black image of a King playing card and black silhouette of the ship.
Eternal Father Strong to Save Whose Arm Hath Bound the Restless Wave.  Cover: USS KING.  LTJG Klinkhamer et al, eds.  Pischel, Inc., (1968).  85 pp., white hardcover with gold printing, blue and gold sketch of King Neptune clutching a trident and holding a helicopter, and blue silhouette of the ship.
USS KING DLG-10, WESTPAC 1969.  Anon.  Anaheim, California: Allen Publishing Co., (1969).  (80) pp., red hardcover with raised printing, raised piping, and raised ship’s crest.
USS KING DLG-10, 1970 WESTPAC Cruise.  Cover: WESTPAC Wanderings, 1970.  LTJG R.H. Westray et al, eds.  Tokyo, Japan: Daito Art Printing Co., Ltd., (1971).  Unpaged, blue hardcover with gold printing and gold outline of the Asian coastline.

Shakedown Cruise - 1961
(This was the first published
Cruise Book)

WESTPAC 62

(Text only) contributed by
Bill Parks EM2

WESTPAC 63-64

contributed by
Charles White BT3

WESTPAC 65

contributed by
Charles White BT3

WESTPAC 66

contributed by
Charles White BT3

WESTPAC 67-68

contributed by
Daniel White RD1

WESTPAC 69

contributed by
David Wood BT2

WESTPAC 70

contributed by
Steve Cuddihy BT2

To the Southern Cross, The Epic Journey of the USS KING (DLG-10), 1971-1972.  Cover: Steaming to the Southern Cross.  G.H. Sterlling and A.W. Brown, eds.  Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Company, (1972).  96 pp., blue hardcover with white printing, white outline of Australia, and white stars.
KING's Odyssey, The Ninth WESTPAC Deployment of USS KING (DLG-10), 2 October 1972 to 21 April 1973.  Cover: Cease Fire, 27 Jan - Vietnam, KING's Odyssey.  Arnold S. DeWalt, Michael J. Sare, and Myke L. Zipf, eds.  Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Company, (1973).  88 pp., dark blue hardcover with white printing, light blue ocean, white outline of the coast of North Vietnam, and white dove with gold crown.
USS KING DDG-41, MED Cruise ’79 (cover).  Blue hardcover with gold printing and embossed gold ship’s crest.
USS KING DDG-41, Top Hand, MED Cruise 1981 (cover).  Anon.  Marceline, Missouri: Walsworth Publishing Company, (1982).  96 pp., blue hardcover with silver printing, embossed silver ship's crest, and silver silhouette of the ship.
MIDEAST FOR '84 (cover).  Red hardcover with silver printing and embossed silver ship's crest.
Silver Anniversary, USS KING DDG 41, Mediterranean Cruise 1986 (cover).  100 pp., black hardcover with silver printing and embossed silver ship's crest.
 

WESTPAC 71-72

contributed by George Lawrence PC3

WESTPAC 72-73

contributed by
Terry Forsyth YN3

 

contributed by
Byron "Buck" Lindman BT1

 


UNITAS XXI 1980

contributed by
Bill Baumgartner EM2

MED Cruise 1981

contributed by
Bill Baumgartner EM2

MIDEAST 1984

contributed by
Robert D. Pacek Commanding Officer USS King (DDG-41

(This was the last published Cruise Book) contributed by
Mark Donovan FC1

 
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