U.S.S. McKean Sea Stories

Sonar Alert Russians?

I served on McKean for about 6 years as a reservist. I made RMC in 1980 on board McKean. I recall a transit up the coast from San Dog to Seattle. Off San Francisco the sonarmen detected something. A submarine shot off some flares but were not the color that they should have been. For about a day we floundered around barely making headway keeping tabs on whatever it was. I recall a lot of formatted classified radio traffic. Some time later I heard that McKean had found some thing that should not have been there. Nothing more specific than that. Apparently the sonar really did work. Many good memories of the Mighty Mac. RMC Tom Koch