Operations – ASW Exercises

USS Taylor, as a Fletcher Class destroyer, was configured to hunt and kill submarines, no less a threat during the Vietnam War than any other. In early May 1967 Taylor and the USS Hornet (CV 12) Task Group conducted Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW) Exercises in the Sea of Japan with the Japanese Navy. During the exercises several Soviet ships appeared and began harassing maneuvers, leading to a collision between one of the Soviet ships and USS Walker (DD 517). See The Walker Incident.