USS SPROSTON (DD-577) FAR EAST CRUISE 1961
斯普羅斯頓號(DD-577)民國50年(主曆1961年)東亞巡弋紀念冊《Black Water Museum Collections | 黑水博物館館藏》
Any sailor can tell of the empty feeling that comes as one sees his home port fading behind him. On the pier loved ones and friends wave their good-byes; ahead lays long months of steaming and occasional adventure. One by one we count off buoys, and then comes the open sea.
On October 17th SPROSTON took in the last line and headed westward, to take her place as a member of the mighty Seventh Fleet. When trouble brewed in South-East Asia, SPROSTON was early summoned to the scene among the first to arrive,among the last to leave. Other months brought wel- come liberty in Japan, the Philippines, and Hong Kong. The days passed by, sometimes eventful.More often occupied with the regular hours of ship's work but the work had a purpose.
SPROSTON Participated as "raider" force for Grand Republic of China amphibious operations. We get time for a quicky' liberty.