Designation changed to Radar Picket Escort Destroyer.
SAVAGE was employed as a Radar Picket Station Ship under Commander Naval Forces Western Continental Air Defense Command.
SAVAGE began operating as a part of the Mid-Pacific Barrier under COMBARPAC [Commander Barrier Pacific] as an operating unit of CORTRON [abbreviation for escort squadron] 5.
SAVAGE was assigned to Escort Squadron FIVE for administration, and operated under the operational control of Barrier Force Pacific COMBARPAC.
SAVAGE was transferred to the operational control of Commander SEVENTH Fleet for coastal surveillance off the coast of South Vietnam.
SAVAGE'S duties changed from Barrier Ship to assisting the Barrier Aircraft as Search and Rescue/Navigation Aid Ship (NAVAID/SAR).
South Vietnam and Operation Market Time (where she spent more time than any other DER).
Destroyer Escort /World War II.