USS MULLINNIX DD-944

                      1961
Mediterranean
                      



Second Trip to "The Med" by Mullinnix
2 February 1961 to 28 August 1961



Mullinnix arrives in Malta on 10 April 1961




The Mullinnix sailed on a Med cruise from 2 February 1961 and returned home on 28 August (208 days) having steamed 48,300 nautical miles and burning 3,202,000 gallons of fuel oil. Read the brief overview of the cruise penned by Captain William H. Shaw.

On 5 June, vaudeville returned when George Jessel took time from his vacation on the French Rivera and performed a 45 minute show on the torpedo deck.


L to R: Jack Webb, Peggy Lee, George Jessel

Ports of Call
2 February ---------------------------- Depart Norfolk, VA
11 February --------------------------- Rota, Spain (refueling only)
13 February ------------------------ Pollensa Bay (ammo from USS Davis only)
16-17 February ------------------------ Pollensa Bay, Island of Mallorca
24 Feb - 2 March ---------------------- Naples, Italy
2-6 March ----------------------------- Cannes, France
25 March ------------------------------ Eregli, Turkey
27 March ------------------------------ Samsun, Turkey
30 March - 2 April -------------------- Istanbul, Turkey
3 April ------------------------------- Athens, Greece (briefly)
10-14 April --------------------------- Malta
17 April ------------------------------ Palma, Mallorca
19-25 April --------------------------- Barcelona, Spain
3-6 May ------------------------------- Taormina, Sicily
15-22 May ----------------------------- Athens, Greece
Early June ---------------------------- Cannes, France
5 June -------------------------------- George Jessel performed on the ship
22 June ------------------------------- Augusta Bay, Sicily (briefly)
26 June-1July ------------------------- Gaeta, Italy
1-5 July ------------------------------ Naples, Italy (Naples Invitational Softball Tournament)
3 July -------------------------------- COC (Commander Shaw relieved Commander Hill)
10-22 July ---------------------------- La Spezia, Italy (tender availability - USS Shenandoah AD-26)
29 July - 7 August -------------------- St Jean, France
15-16 August -------------------------- Golfo di Palmas, Sardinia (turnover ceremony to DuPont DD-941)
28 August ----------------------------- Norfolk, Virginia



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Mullinnix Track Chart for 1960-62. Courtesy Robert Hall


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