USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) 1973-74 USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) Humpin’ & Pumpin’ Taking Command of USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) Taking Command. Crew at Change of Command, Pearl Harbor. Taking Command in Pearl Harbor. Welcome aboard from a crew member. (1) Welcome aboard from a crew member. (2) Departing for WestPac Cruise. Pearl Harbor pilot. Response to a “Family-Gram.” Welcome to WestPac (1). Welcome to WestPac (2). Welcome to WestPac (3). First WestPac Unrep with Coral Sea. Digging in. Typhoon Evasion message. Commander Service Group Three Letter. Headed to Middle East. Indian Ocean Deployment. Middle East Conflict. Operating in the North Pacific, 1974 WestPac Fitness Report (1) WestPac Fitness Report (2). Final deployment Family-gram. Note from a crew member’s family. Returning to Pear Harbor after WestPac Deployment. Inspecting the side of the ship. Reenlisting. The honor of promoting. Oldest & Youngest Happiness! Waiting to refuel On the bow help ops. Tight quarters Ready if needed Kawishiwi’s heavy weight champion, Siaki, winning the fleet boxing honors. The crew that got the job done! Around-Oahu Race. Kawishiwi outrigger crew practicing in Pear Harbor. Practicing for the ‘Around-Oahu race.’ Refueling the USS Constellation and escort off Hawaii. Replenishing the fleet off of Hawii. Secretary of the Navy visit in Pearl Harbor. Entering Pearl Harbor, Kawishiwi’s home port. Change of Command, Coronado. Change of Command, Coronado. A meaningful note from a crew member Change of Command, NAS Coronado. Cutting the cake. USS Constellation (CV-64) in background. An honor to serve with this crew. Loyal crewmen. The bond with the Philippines. Crew member farewell letter. (1) Crew member farewell letter. (2) Crew member farewell letter. (3) “Served with Honor” Always nice to praise a fellow shipmate. Preparing to come alongside. Departing Subic Bay in the Philippines.