I was a Gun Fire Control Technician. Actually, since we didn’t have guns on the boats. I was a Torpedo Fire Control Technician. I took care of the computers that aimed and fired the torpedoes.
We did a pretty good job, too. The Canopus, the Washington, and the Vallejo each earned the Battle Efficiency “E” Award while I was aboard. The Vallejo also won COMSUBLANT’s “Super E” for 1979. Now, we just call it “Bottom Gun.”