Departed San Diego March 1973
Subic Bay, Philippines
Sea of Japan (SOJ)
Northwest Pacific (NW PAC)
Returned to San Diego November 1973
Drum's first WESTPAC deployment was the longest, 8 months.
Deployment extended due to the heightened international tensions
caused by the Arab-Israel Yom Kippur War in October 1973. Drum crewmen
returned home to find gas lines and rationing.
Revised: November 22, 2008