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Dear Mr. Corio,
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The deck logs you seek are closed for digitization. Please see the blog CLOSED - Vietnam War-era U.S. Navy & Coast Guard Deck Logs for Digitization Project for more information. We regret any inconvenience this may cause you.
We searched the Naval History and Heritage Command’s Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships and located an entry for the USS Somers, originally designated DD-947 and recommissioned as the DDG-34 in February 1968. The article states that the USS Somers served on the gunline in the Gulf of Tonkin, however it does not provide precise dates or details about enemy gunfire.
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USS Somers was on the gun line during the 1970, 1971 and 1972 Westpac cruises, the first single gun ship to do so. In 1972 we took fire on May 31, seven rounds, and June 1, six rounds, off the mouth of the Qua Viet River in the vicinity of Quang Tri. Somers response of June 1st earned us the Combat Action Ribbon award.
You might be interest in the Somers website, usssomers.com for more information including copies of the cruise books, history and crew.
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Have some Deck logs what dates are you looking for?