USNS Dutton TAGS-22
Oceanographic Detachment/Unit Two

Ship's Documents

Commanding Officer's Letter
November 1966

A letter from LCDR William M. Kelly, Jr. to each crewmember's home. Apparently he thought we weren't writing home as often as we should. It offers some interesting insights into the workings of the ship.

Courtesy of Rick Hollis.

Dutton Information Booklet

An undated booklet of information about the ship and OcUnit for new crewmembers. The booklet would probably have been distributed to Navy crew only.

Although the information is undated, the equipment configuration in NIC places the NIC diagram 1964-1969.

Courtesy of Henry Alubowicz.

Dutton General Information
Early 1969

An informational letter sent by the CO of OcUnit 2 in early 1969 to prospective crewmembers.

All the info contained in this letter was equally appropriate for OcUnit 1 back to 1966. The letter is unsigned, but LCDR Wayne N. Rauch was OcUnit 2 CO during this period. The original was a barely legible mimeograph, transcribed by Ron Walker for this presentation.

Courtesy of Ron Walker.

OcUnit 2 Change of Command Booklet
September 4, 1979

The 1979 OcUnit 2 change of command took place in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on September 4th. LCDR John V. Rowney was relieved by LCDR Michael A. McCallister.

Courtesy of Henry Alubowicz.

Shellback Summons
June 10, 1985

Bill Truslow's summons to appear before the royal court of King Neptune upon Dutton's crossing the equator. Note the heinous crime committed that was added to Bill's summons.

Courtesy of Bill Truslow.

Dutton Deactivation Ceremony Booklet
September 12, 1989

Commemorates the deactivation of USNS Dutton at Gulfport, Mississippi. Includes photos of the ship's officers and a short history of the ship and its mission. The ship's deactivation is incorrectly referred to elsewhere as a decommissioning.

Courtesy of Channing Zucker.

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