The OZBOURN returned to San Diego on 11 March 1956 and entered Mare Island Naval Shipyard in April for a major
overhaul. Upon completion of the overhaul on 23 June 1956 she returned to San Diego for six weeks of intensive training.
In September 1956 the OZBOURN departed again for her yearly tour of duty in the Far East. The ship visited New Zealand,
Pago Pago, Manua Island and other ports normally visited while in the Far East. The ship returned to San Diego on 21
During the summer of 1957 the OZBOURN visited Portland, Oregon as a guest of the Portland Rose Festival. The ship then
visited Seattle, Washington to take part in the Seattle Sea Fair.
Commander TOULON was relieved as Commanding Officer by Commander Charles A. KUHL in September 1957. On 25
October 1957 the ship departed for Brisbane, Australia for a seven day visit. The ship then went to Japan for duty with the
Seventh Fleet. The OZBOURN returned to San Diego 23 April 1958.
From April to June 1958 the OZBOURN operated locally in the San Diego area. In June the ship went to Mare Island Naval
Shipyard for a three month overhaul.
In September 1958 the ship returned to San Diego for Refresher Training, and then departed for the Western Pacific on 17
December. While operating with the Seventh Fleet the OZBOURN participated in Exercise "SEADEMON", an exercise
conducted in April 1959 with members of all SEATO nations participating. Before returning to the UNITED States the ship
went southward to Australia to take part in the Coral Sea Celebration, visiting Adelaide, Perth and Darwin , Australia. The
OZBOURN returned to San Diego on 13 June 1959.
Commander KUHL was relieved as Commanding Officer by Commander William W. TURNER on 1 July 1959. The
OZBOURN conducted local operations in the San Diego area from June 1959 to February 1960. On 23 September
1959 the OZBOURN was privileged to serve as the flagship for Rear Admiral Luis Gomez, Commander in Chief of the
Navy of Ecuador while Destroyer Division 112 demonstrated Anti-Submarine warfare tactics.
In February 1960 the ship departed for duty in the Western Pacific. The ship returned to San Diego on 14 June 1960 and
operated locally in the San Diego area. In August 1960 the OZBOURN trained ten NROTC students from various colleges
through out the country for four weeks. In October 1960 the ship visited San Francisco to participate in the Pacific Festival.