DD(Dad’s Diary) 74

My next cruise while at HSL-35 in San Diego , was on the USS-Lockwood( FF-1064), a frigate in the carrier group . It had 2 small hangars , as they were outfitted for  2 H-60 helicopters , and since we were an H-2 we just 1 helicopter , deployed for a 9 month western pacific cruise . The extra hangar was used for storage , but since we were just visitors the ships company had first dibs on the space! The ship had a small berthing area just behind the small hangar , and it is usually used for nicer things , so it had several bunk beds , and its very own bathroom ,  we had always had to share them with others , so this was big deal! Not only was it a luxury , but closer for us to get to the hangar too! Our tiny hangar was just big enough for our Helicopter , and spare parts were also stored in cages near the helicopter.

More next time…