DANFS has her
Recommissioned from mothballs at SF 10 May 51
Captain Frances Busey in command and operating out of Boston
Decommissioned 10 Nov 1952 at Bremerton for modernization
Recommissioned 10 Jan 1955
Does not make a lot of sense for her to go to the Atlantic for six to eight weeks as your dates would suggest only to return to the Pacific for her redo.
I think the answer might be that there were other things going on at the time Korea, a build up against European contingencies, testing of the steam cats, and the final design work on the 125 redo. Don't know. What I do know is the 16 and 38 went to Bremerton within 5 or 6 months of each other, while 31 was getting the same work done at SF about the same time work started on 38.
I believe DANFS is correct. I just cant find any photos during that period to prove it.
: TERZIBASCHITSCH says reserve NOV 47 ,
: reactivated MAY 51 east coast training,
: SCB27C/125 JULY 51
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: and the dates are questionable too...
: in Reserv e fleet ? Traci White is the
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