|10 - 11 Jun 88||Sitrah anchorage for upkeep|
|12 - 16 Jun 88||SOHWPA patrol, conducting AAW and ASUW surveillance|
|17 Jun 88||RPS patrol, conducting AAW surveillance|
|18 Jun 88||Sitrah anchorage for upkeep|
|19 - 20 Jun 88||RPS patrol, conducting AAW surveillance|
|21 - 29 Jun 88||CPG/Escort, AAW surveillance and escort operations|
|30 Jun 88||OPS outside Straits|
|01 Jul 88||CPG (E)/SOHWPA/SOH/FUJAIRAH|
|02 Jul 88||FUJAIRAH/SOH/SOHWPA, AAW and ASUW surveillance|
|03 Jul 88||CPG (E)/SOHWPA, AAW and ASUW surveillance|
(IO Exhibit 159).
(19) (U) USS Vincennes had not experienced combat prior to 3 July 1988. (IO Exhibit 159, Redacted per FOIA (b)(6), (b)(7)(C) p.816).
b. Watch Organization
(1) (U) USS Vincennes' Battle Doctrine (VincennesINST C3510.1) was signed by Capt G.N. Gee, USN, the Commanding Officer USS Vincennes just prior to Capt Rogers, on 1 May 85. This document has subsequently been used as a baseline for Pacific Fleet AEGIS cruisers. (IO Exhibit 160, and Redacted per FOIA (b)(6), (b)(7)(C) p.809).
C U) CO USS Vincennes Standing, Steaming and Battle Orders were signed on 9 Jan 1988 by Capt Rogers as a modification and sub-doctrine to USS Vincennes Battle Doctrine. These Standing Orders state that only the CO/TAO have weapons release authority on USS Vincennes. Specifically, weapons release authority is not delegated to those watchstanders standing force CWC duties, i.e. FAAWC/GW. (IO Exhibit 163, Redacted per FOIA (b)(6), (b)(7)(C) 818).
(3) (U) USS Vincennes' watch organization during pre-deployment training was in accordance with CO’s Battle Doctrine and Standing Orders. (IO Exhibit 160, 809).