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Contributed by Jim Byrd. The first transfer of live Terrier missiles at sea (this picture shows a Booster coming across). Contributed by Jim Byrd. 42k
contributed by Sam Burns. A Terrier missile arrives onboard. Contributed by Sam Burns. 41k
Contributed by Steve Cuddihy. A nest tied to the pier in what is probably San Diego in the 1960's containing (from left to right) USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and USS Coontz (DLG-9). Contributed by Steve Cuddihy from his USS King website. 58k
Contributed by Steve Cuddihy. A nest tied to the pier in what is probably San Diego in the 1960's containing (from left to right) USS Coontz (DLG-9), USS King (DLG-10), USS Mahan (DLG-11), and USS Preble (DLG-15). Contributed by Steve Cuddihy from his USS King website. 72k
Contributed by Bob Blatchley. CDR Fitz-Patrick and LT Blatchley on the Port Bridge wing. Contributed by Bob Blatchley. 26k
Contributed by Sam Burns. Preble refueling from USS Lexington (CVA-16). Contributed by Sam Burns. 36k
Contributed by Sam Burns. Mail Call! Contributed by Sam Burns. 27k
Contributed by Sam Burns. Taking a break while aloft - moored at Buckner Bay, Okinawa. Contributed by Sam Burns. 67k
Contributed by Sam Burns. CDR Stuart T. Sadler, USN relieves CAPT Edward G. Fitz-Patrick as Commanding Officer of USS Preble on 26 July 1961 while moored at Bucknet Bay, Okinawa.. Contributed by Sam Burns. 44k
Contributed by John Roddy. USS Preble leaving Naha, Okinawa.   Contributed by John Roddy. 34k
Contributed by Sam Burns. RADM Odale D. Waters, JR, COMDESFLOTONE, presents the Pacific Fleet (Destroyers) Battle Efficiency "E" to CDR Sadler. Contributed by Sam Burns. 50k
  Contributed by John Roddy. USS Preble at sea in November 1961.   Contributed by John Roddy. 26k
Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. Preble's first Missile "E" being painted on director 5 (furthest aft) by Brad Ruckman.  The award was the result of Preble shooting down the KD-8 drone with a telemetering head (no explosives). Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. 15k
Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. A picture of the foc'sle from  the MK57 gun director. Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. 25k
The picture of the T-SAM's ("pretty birds") was taken from on top of the missile house.  For the life of me I
can't remember why there were all those folding cots out there but they sure look ratty.  I do remember we were part of an "Operation Cedar City" which kept the Weapons Dept. on watch so much we took catnaps on cots but I don't think this picture was taken at that time. (Note the left bird is a BT(N) and the right bird is an HT for those of you that care - Tom) Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. 22k
Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. This was taken while PREBLE was in Buckner Bay off Okinawa in '61.  Note the
"bum boat" under the stern.  That was our garbage service. Contributed by Bruce Ruckman. 14k

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