The 23 1/2 year career of the USS Hassayampa (AO-145) came to and end at 1017 hrs. on the morning of 17 November 1978 as her Colors were struck and the once proud ship was decommissioned. The last watch was secured at 1020.
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Courtesy of Admiral Tom Church, USN and Captain Charles Creekman, USN (Ret) and the Naval Historical Foundation