Typhoon Evasion

After this operation with the five destroyers caught in a typhoon, Admiral Johnson directed me to use ‘UNIDIR’ (unless otherwise directed, we intend…..) which gave me great latitude in operating at sea.

I had the greatest respect for Admiral Johnson and it was a pleasure serving under him. 

 His letter was written on 13 November, 1973.  The typhoon underway replenishment occurred on 6 October, 1973.


Sending the hoses across.



Typhoon Evasion message.




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