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On 1/27/2017 at 7:14 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Fletcher class destroyer USS HAILEY (DD-556) In service 1943 to 1960

 

USS HAILEY (DD-556)

Full size and Ball cap size

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USS UHLMANN (DD-687) Three war Fletcher class destroyer in service 1943 to 1972

 

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"Ich Dien", I Serve - Both versions of her patch and a wardroom ashtray

 

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Photos from Life magazine archive: WAVES enroute to Hawaii aboard USS UHLMANN 1950

 

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USS UHLMANN (DD-687) Three war Fletcher class destroyer in service 1943 to 1972

 

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On 12/31/2016 at 8:56 PM, Bearmon said:

 

More USS GEORGE MACKENZIE (DD-836) Gearing class gunline veteran of Korea and Vietnam, in service 1945 to 1976

 

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Hilborn Hamburger version

 

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Cut edge Vietnam era

 

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I actually remember operating with some of those in the early '70s. My dad was on the Perkins '60-'61

 

She would have been a DDR radar picket when your dad served on her Steve, I don't have the patch but here's the plaque

 

USS PERKINS (DDR-877) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1973 - Watchdog of the Pacific

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On 10/11/2017 at 7:45 AM, Salvage Sailor said:

Gearing class USS CHARLES P CECIL (DDR-835) In service 1945 to 1979

 

1950's Gemsco (DDR-835) - She was a DDR radar picket from 1949 to 1963

 

Here's a different version which is not on Navsource

 

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USS CHARLES P CECIL (DDR-835) Gearing class In service 1945 to 1979

 

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She would have been a DDR radar picket when your dad served on her Steve, I don't have the patch but here's the plaque

 

USS PERKINS (DDR-877) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1973 - Watchdog of the Pacific

. Very nice. Yeah DDR-877. Thanks
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USS WALKER (DD-517) Three war Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1969

Escort Destroyer Squadron One, CORTDESDIV 11, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

 

In July 1951 WALKER joined the newly formed Escort Destroyer Squadron ONE based at Pearl Harbor, T. H., and there became the fourth member of Escort Destroyer Division ELEVEN.

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Korean War era patch above & Vietnam War era patch below
 

In November 1951, WALKER departed for the Western Pacific area and there joined the United Nations Blockading Force assisting our ground troops in the Korean War. She escorted the fast carrier task forces that were steaming up and down the hostile shores supporting our Army with strategic air strikes. The fourfold dangers from enemy mines, submarines, air attacks and the bitter cold were never too great for WALKER. More than once the ground forces found enemy fire threatening their advances and called WALKER in for call fire shore bombardment. She chalked up several artillery emplacements and railroad installations. March 1952 found CORTDESDIV 11 back in Pearl Harbor.

 

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Vietnam era Ace Novelty

 

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Vietnam era

 

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On 3/2/2017 at 1:31 PM, 10esee said:

USS ZELLARS DD-777

 

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USS ZELLARS (DD-777) Allen E. Sumner class in service 1944 to 1971

 

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Different version, 5" Japanese made Vietnam era

 

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USS HEWITT (DD-966) Spruance class in service 1976 to 2001, Motto 'Be Just and Fear Not'. Cold war and Desert Storm campaign

 

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This is her 1976 commissioning photo, rocker and Swiss Tex patch

 

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USS HEWITT (DD-966) Spruance class in service 1976 to 2001, Motto 'Be Just and Fear Not'. Cold war and Desert Storm campaign

 

On 1 September 1985, Hewitt and other members of Destroyer Squadron 31 became the first Pacific Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron. The squadron's basic mission was to locate and track submarines in the Eastern Pacific, to develop USW tactics and training, and to serve as a ready response force under Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet. From September 1985 to April 1987, Hewitt and the other ships in DesRon 31 set new standards of excellence in USW.

 

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Cold War Sub Killer patch

 

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Desert Storm - 1990's era patch

 

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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

 

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And the Ernest G Small DDR 838 Became a DDR in 1952, reverted in 1969 and Decom'd in 1970

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I still have a pile here for posting, just spacing them out over time.

 

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USS AMMEN (DD-527) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1960. Eight battle stars WWII, Atlantic service during the Korean War. Assigned to DESRON 18 when they were transferred to the Pacific Fleet (San Diego) in 1954 for service with the Taiwan Straits patrol (DESRON 18 became DESRON 21 - COMDESDIV 182 became COMDESDIV 212) Based upon her ships' logbook (posted online http://www.ussammendd- 527.com/day.htm )

 

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This is her final Westpac cruise patch from August 1959 to February 1960 during which she suffered several breakdowns and spent time in the SRF/Drydock (ship repair facilities) at Guam and Yokosuka.

 

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She was intended to go to the Reserve fleet in 1960 but was scrapped due to a massive collision at sea with USS COLLETT

 

At the end of February 1959, the destroyer began her overhaul at San Francisco. Repairs complete, she resumed active duty late in June. In mid-August, Ammen departed San Diego for operations between Pearl Harbor and Guam. At the end of September, she returned briefly to the California coast at Long Beach. Early in October, the destroyer embarked upon the final western Pacific deployment of her career. She returned to the west coast from that tour of duty early in 1960. Later that spring the warship began preparations for inactivation.
 
On 19 July 1960, while making the transit in a heavy fog between Seal Beach and San Diego for decommissioning, Ammen was struck by Collett. The collision killed 11 Ammen sailors and injured 20 others. The USCGC Heather (WAGL / WLB-331) participated in the assistance effort. Ammen was initially towed into Long Beach by USS GEAR (ARS-34) and, later, from there to San Diego where she was decommissioned on 15 September 1960. Ammens name was struck from the Navy List on 1 October 1960, and she was sold to the National Metal and Steel Corporation on 20 April 1961 for scrapping.
 

 

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End of the USS AMMEN (DD-527) - July 27th 1960 Collision with USS COLLETT (DD-730) off of Long Beach, CA
 
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DECK LOG:  USS AMMEN (DD-527) ACTUAL - ENTIRE DAY - 7-19-60
 
00-04 Moored in explosives anchorage L-6 Long Beach outer harbor, Long Beach California in 9 fathoms of water sand and gravel bottom with 45 fathoms of chain out to the starboard anchor in the following Bearings: Long Beach light 2560T, Marker E3, 1990T and east end of breakwater light 1010T. Ships present include various units of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, harbor and district craft, SOPA is COMDESFLOT 3 in USS FRONTIER AD-25. Boiler #1 and generator #1 are on the line for auxiliary purposes, Material Condition YOKE is set throughout the ship.
 
W. J. McBURNEY
LT., USN
 
4-08 Anchored as before.
0502 lighted fires under #4 boiler.
0515 Fog closed in reducing visibility to 200 yards. Commenced signals for ship at anchor.
0620 visibility increased to one mile, ceased fog signals,
0710 generator #2 put on line, split electrical load.
0719 stationed the special sea detail.
0730 mustered the crew at stations, Absentees: PHILLIPS, Jerry W., 350 28 71, USN UA since 0730 18 July 1960 and McClean Charles E., 315 52-51 USN UA since 0730 18 July 1960.
0735 commenced heaving in to short stag.
 
W. J. McBURNEY
LT., USN
 
08-12 Anchored as before.
0802 anchor aweigh, Captain at the conn, Navigator and OOD on the bridge. Initial course 060, engines ahead 1/3, draft fwd 12'6" aft 13'6" mean 13'. 0803 c/c to 070. 0809 c/o to 095. 0811 c/c to 100, c/s to 10 Kts.
0816 c/c to 120.
0818 c/c to 130.
0819 c/c to 140.
0820 c/c to 144.
0821 c/c to 150.
0822 passed eastern end of Long Beach. Breakwater abeam to starboard 400 yards distant. Entered international waters.
0824 c/s to 12 Kts.
0826 lighted off superheat in boilers #1 and #4.
0827 c/s to 1440T.
0828 OOD assumed the Conn, Captain and Navigator on the bridge.
0829 visibility reduced to 1000 yards in fog. Commenced sounding fog signals for vessel underway in international waters.
0830 secured the special sea detail, set the regular steaming watch. Posted two extra lookouts in the eyes of the ship Visibility reduced to 800 yards.
0835 secured superheat in boilers #1 and #4.
0843 c/s to 5 kts.
0904 distant fog signal heard on starboard quarter.
0911 fog signal heard on port side abeam.
0912 small passenger boat sighted passing abeam to port 1000 yards distant
0920 fog signal heard off starboard bow.
0921 c/s to 12 Kts.
0928 fishing boat passed CPA off port bow distance 600 yards.
0930 c's to 15 kts.
0931 lighted off super heaters in #4 boiler.
0939 c/s to 12 knots,
0940 c/s to 1800T.
 
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0942 USS COLLETT (DD-730) appeared out of the fog, broad on the port bow 800 yards distant closing fast. Ordered left full rudder. As the ship started to swing, the COLLETT's bow struck this ship at frame 116, portside at an angle of about 300 holing the AMMEN below the waterline and smashing the superstructure area surrounding the Supply Office causing the Mk 56 director to topple into the wreckage below. The COLLETT slid down the port side and disappeared into the fog astern, her bow observed to have massive damage. Sounded the general alarm, set Material Condition ZEBRA. Large quantities of steam escaped from the after stack.
 
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Bow crushed on USS COLLETT (It was mostly left in the AMMENS port side, bodies from AMMEN were found inside the COLLETT)
 
0943 ordered all engines stopped. All hands ordered into life jackets
0945 anchored in 20 fathoms of water with 40 fathoms of chain out to the starboard anchor at 33 33.9N 117 59 W.
0950 shipping water in the after fire room and after engine room. The after electrical switchboard was stripped and fires extinguished in #4 boiler before the crew evacuated their engineering spaces. The Executive Officer, Engineering Officer and Prospective Engineering Officer at the scene established flooding boundries at the forward bulkhead of the after engine room frame 148 and the after bulkhead of machine shop C202E frame 157 the port shaft alley was flooded by this time.
0951 Distress message receipted by USS KEARSARGE CVA-33.
0954 Preliminary reports indicate four dead 6 injured.
1000 listing 60 to port.
1003 listing 70 to port,
1006 commenced pumping potable and feed water overboard from port tanks.
1007 listing 80 to port.
1050 Oil leaking overboard in damaged area. Water level within 6 feet of overhead in after fire room and after engine room. USS EDSON (DD-946) anchored between this ship and COLLETT,
 
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Photo:  USS EDSON (DD-946) provided assistance until Rescue/Salvage ship USS GEAR (ARS-34) arrives on scene.
 
1058 listing 50 to port as liquid transfer righting ship. All flooding boundaries holding. Flooding of holed compartments completed to waterline.
1107 Coast Guard cutter CG 83452 alongside.
1119 transferred remains of following dead to cutter 83452 for transportation to Long Beach: MOUZON, Waldon D. Jr., 933 68 34 SK2, USN; LINDEMANN, Gary E., 466 37 97, ET3 USNR; ESPINOZA, Jesus P., 484 45 30 SN USN; LILES, Wilbur L., 519 15 00 SA USN; and GILBERT, Robert K., 456 77 98 MM3 USN.
1120 Transferred following injured to Orange County District boat #3 and Orange County Sheriffs boat for transportation to Newport Beach for hospitalization. HALE, Gerald E., 339 10 67 DK2 USN; ENS Gilbert S. Brown 589313 (SC) USNR, LARSON, Leonard M., 638 53 98 YNC USN; DANIEL, John L. Jr.; 636 93 66, BM1 USN; WILER, Charles D., 533 78 28, MMFA USN and JONES, Royce A., 541 03 37 FA USN.
1137 Received report that following personnel received minor injuries in the collision. GARLAND, Charles Everett, 521 93 41 USN; MILLER, Charles T., GM3, 499 27 00 USN, LITTLE, Robert Dean, GM3 373 29 45 USN, and SIMPSON, Gary Duane YN3 486-89 52 USN.
1147 USS GEAR ARS-34 come close aboard the bow and made preparations for towing this ship to port. Commenced heaving in anchor.
1157 anchor aweigh underway under tow by USS GEAR with about 300 yards 1 3/4 wire rope.
 
W. J. McBURNEY
LT., USN
 
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12-16 Underway as before.
1217 Identified following dead trapped in wreckage of supply office : LONG, Roy 351 19 19 SK1 USN, DANIELS, Delmar L. 535 28 97 SA USN and WOOLEY, Thomas A, 518 72 69 SK3 USN. Received notification that the body of PERKINS, James L., 466 52 92 ET2 USN is trapped in the wreckage of the bow of USS COLLETT.
1234 Draft read by tug crew 14 ft. fwd and 19 ft.aft. Ship riding nicely under tow at about 5 kts.
1437 Sighted Long Beach Breakwater 100 to port 2 miles distant.
1454 Entered inland waters.
1514 YTB 397 came alongside to starboard and made up. Pilot TEAGUE aboard.
 
W. J. McBURNEY
LT., USN
 
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Photo: Rescue Salvage Ship USS GEAR (ARS-34) and Yard Tug (YTB-397) keeping AMMEN afloat while rigging for towing
 
16-20 Underway as before.
1609 YTB 266 made up on port beam.
 
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POCAHONTAS YTB-266
 
1616 Moored starboard side to berth 21 1/2 pier 2, U.S. Naval Shipyard, Long Beach, Calif. With lines #1 #2 #3 and #6 doubled.
1752 Remains of WOOLLEY, Thomas A., SK3 removed from ship.
1754 Remains of LONG, Roy SK1 removedfrom ship.
1810 Let fires die under #1 boiler.
1815 Remains of DANIELS, Delmar L, SA removed from ship. Received notification that DANIEL, John L., Jr., 636 93 66 BM1 and HALE, Gerald E., 339 10 67 DK2, USN had died enroute to the hospital.
1843 Diver inspecting underwater damage.
1913 divers inspection complete.
 
W. J. McBURNEY
LT., USN
 
10-24 Moored as before. 2050 All personnel berthed in after living compartments moved ashore to Bks. 139 U.S. Naval Station, Long Beach Calif.
 
P. D. LOCKHART
LTJG., USN
 
 
19 IND A full size Sikorski HH-19 SAR helicopter from NAS Miramar with 2 doctors crashes on small helo pad on COLLETT.
 
20 Long Beach, CA IND Alone in drydock # 3 Long Beach, CA
 
IND 7/27/60 - Memorial Service on AMMEN
 
AUGUST 1960
2 LEAVE/ARRIVE San Diego, CA IND Towed to San Diego by tug KOKA ATA-185
3 San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier
| San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier - 19th - LCDR Mortimer Stevens takes command
31 San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier
 
SEPTEMBER 1960
1 San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier
| San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier
13 San Diego, CA IND Alone at Mole Pier
14 San Diego, CA T / U CREON ARL-11 - at pier 6
15 San Diego, CA T / U CREON ARL-11 - at pier 6 - DECOMISSIONED
 
OCTOBER 1960
1 San Diego, CA AMMEN struck from the Navy list
 
APRIL 1961
20 Terminal Island, CA Sold to National Metal & Steel for $61,166.00 - for scrap

 

 

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Impact area on USS AMMEN (note COLLETTS anchor left in wreckage)

 

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Topside damage on AMMEN

 

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Memorial Service for 11 Sailors lost on July 19th, 1960

 

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USS COLLETT (DD-730) Allen M. Sumner class in service 1943 to 1970. Six battle stars in WWII and six battle stars for Korean service.

 

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Recent LA Times article on the collision on July 19th, 1960 http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/opinion/tn-dpt-me-0430-reader-report-20160429-story.html

 

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Commanding Officer of USS COLLETT in 1960

 

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Photo: USS COLLETT (DD-730) After slicing into the port side midships of the AMMEN at 17 knots. When she collided with the USS AMMEN she had just had her bow replaced weeks before.....

 

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Photo:  USS Collett (DD-730) in port, following her 19 July 1960 collision with USS Ammen (DD-527).
Naval History Heritage and Command photo NH 105936.

 

 

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I didn't see this one posted after scanning the entire thread... DD-655 USS John Hood. From my Dad's collection, although he served on the Grand Canyon AD-28 tender. I suspect the Canyon was tending this destroyer at some point and he wound up with a patch... New patch; removed from the Gemsco bag for these photos.

 

 

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Different version USS NEW (DD-818)

 

USS NEW (DD-818) Gearing class in service 1946 to 1976

 

Swiss Tex decommissioning patch circa 1976

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On 12/2/2016 at 10:48 AM, 10esee said:

 

Nice DDR patch 10esee, She was DDR-829 from 1949 to 1960 when she reverted back to DD-829

 

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Here's the 1960's DD Version of USS MYLES C. FOX (DD-829) Gearing class in service 1945 to 1979

 

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USS HOPEWELL (DD-681) Three war Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1970

 

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USS AULT (DD-698) Allen M. Sumner class in service 1944 to 1973 - She was named for Commander William B. Ault, air group commander aboard Lexington. Commander Ault was declared missing in action on 8 May 1942 after leading an air attack in the Battle of the Coral Sea and was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for his action in the battle.

 

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USS INGERSOLL (DD-652) Fletcher class in service 1943 to 1970

 

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US made Ready Now shield version, 1950's

 

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Have Steam Will Travel blue and gold version

 

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Have Steam Will Travel red white and blue version

 

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On 12/2/2016 at 2:46 PM, Salvage Sailor said:

Fletcher class destroyer USS PRICHETT (DD-561) In service 1944 to 1970

 

Her DESRON 19 patches including her 'Around the World' patch

 

Yet another version of USS PRICHETT (DD-561)

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