Operation Strike Back

Operation Strike Back

Participate in NATO’s Operation strike Back in North Atlantic. wikipedia

Return to the Med

Returned to Mediterranean for duty with the Sixth Fleet.
Captain F. Julian Becton USN Becomes Commanding Officer

Captain F. Julian Becton USN Becomes Commanding Officer

Capt. F.J. Becton assumed command of the Iowa (BB-61) in December 1956 just prior to her final Mediterranean Deployment. Iowa served with the 6th Fleet from January to Mid-April of this year. Capt. Becton has also served in the Battleships Texas (BB-35) and Arkansas...