Lest We Forget

By Eric Wertheim

October 1962 marked an important milestone in the life of the Sirago , as she underwent an extensive overhaul and was given a new fiberglass superstructure and sail. Following this overhaul, she rejoined her antisubmarine warfare group and later that year deployed to the Middle East for CENTO exercise MIDLINK VI.

For nearly ten years, the Sirago took part in numerous training operations. She was reassigned to SubRon 12 at Key West, Florida, in July 1971. Less than six months later, however, she rejoined SubRon 6 in Norfolk, Virginia. She remained an essential contingent of SubRon 6 until her decommissioning on 1 June 1972. She was sold for scrap on 2 May 1973.


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