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#576 Bearmon

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 12:40 PM

USS Harwood DDE 861  still on the GEMSCO card

 

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Posted 05 October 2018 - 01:23 PM

Great one!



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Posted 05 October 2018 - 07:04 PM

Thanks 10esee.



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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:31 PM

USS Harwood DDE 861  still on the GEMSCO card

 

 

Nice one Bearmon,

 

Thanks for the ID as a Gemsco on that one.  Here's the same DDE-861 with the reverse side

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:36 PM

Here's her DD-861 patch too.

 

USS HARWOOD (DD-861) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1973.  She was designated as DDE from 1950 to 1963 and met an unfortunate end in 1973 just after being sold to the Turkish Navy.

 

Harwood was transferred to the Turkish Navy on 17 December 1973, and renamed TCG Kocatepe (D 354). The ship was sunk in error by Turkish Lockheed F-104 Starfighter aircraft on 22 July 1974, mistaking it for a Greek vessel during Turkish landings on Cyprus (some publications claim 21 July 1974). Sixty-seven Turkish marines and members of her crew were killed in the incident.

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 06:39 PM

USS HARWOOD (DD-861) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1973.  She was designated as DDE from 1950 to 1963 and reverted to DD-861 from July 1963 to her decommissioning in 1973

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Posted 10 October 2018 - 07:03 PM

USS HEERMAN (DD-532) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1957.  Heerman was one of the famous Fletchers from Taffy 3 at the Battle of Samar, The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors. 

 

Heermann was the only Taffy 3 destroyer to survive the battle and her damage was repaired after the Battle of Samar.  For his skillful maneuvering and leadership Heermann's Commanding Officer, Commander Amos Hathaway, was awarded the Navy Cross.  She continued her service and in 1945 participated in the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa, ending up in Tokyo Bay.  After being placed in reserve in 1946, she was recommissioned for the Korean War.  This is a Gemsco from her 1951-1957 service time.  (note:  Gemsco card photo from Navsource)

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 10 October 2018 - 07:07 PM.
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Posted 16 October 2018 - 11:33 AM

USS Arnold J Isbell DD 869   Two patches smaller is 3 inches and the larger is 5 inches  I have never seen this style before.  Both cut from a deck jacket which was in worse shape than the patches   I am afraid to remove them from the Jacket material 

 

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:17 PM

It's getting pretty tough to find ones which haven't been posted. I think I have two
First up the USS Eugene A Greene DDR 711 She was a DDR from
1952 to 1963 before and after she was a DD decom'd in 1972

attachicon.gifUSS Eugene A Greene DDR 711 (2).jpg

 

Bearmon,  (Killer Isbell patches btw)

 

The GREENE patch you have is the 1950's Gemsco version

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 03 November 2018 - 01:29 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:22 PM

This is the Gemsco version along with a different cut edge DDR-711 and the Gemsco DD-711 from the 1960's

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Edited by Salvage Sailor, 03 November 2018 - 01:25 PM.


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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:24 PM

USS EUGENE A. GREENE (DDR-711)  Gearing class in service 1945 to 1972.  She was redesignated DDR-711 on 18 July 1952.  Greene reverted to DD-711 on 15 March 1963

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Posted 03 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

USS EUGENE A. GREENE (DD-711)  Gearing class in service 1945 to 1972.  She was redesignated DDR-711 on 18 July 1952.  Greene reverted to DD-711 on 15 March 1963

 

Gemsco Cold War/Vietnam Era 1960's

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