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USS CHESTER T. O'BRIEN (DE-421) John C. Butler class in service 1944 to 1960

Primarily a Fleet Sonar School and Reserve Training ship

 

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USS MELVIN R. NAWMAN (DE-416) John C. Butler class in service 1944 to 1960

Primarily a Fleet Sonar School and Reserve Training ship

 

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Always Alert For Hidden Danger

 

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This looks very much like the same picture of a patch on Ebay right now?

notice the threads at 5 O'Clock. I apologize if I am mistaken but is this the patch on Ebay?

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USS TABBERER (DE-418) John C. Butler class in service 1944 to 1960.  Submarine Killer, she sank the I-41 & also rescued 91 sailors from the destroyers HULL, SPENCE & MONAGHAN lost during "Halsey's Typhoon" in December 1944.

 

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USS ROMBACH (DE-364) John C Butler class in service 1944 to 1958. WWII, Korea, Fleet Sonar School ship San Diego, CA

 

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USS CHAMBERS (DER-391) Edsall class n service 1943 to 1960. She had a diverse career, first as a WWII Atlantic Fleet convoy escort and some Pacific service. She was loaned to the Treasury Department and redesignated as USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) during the Korean War, and then converted to a USN radar picket in 1954

 

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Radar Picket patch "Watchdog of the Nation" circa 1954 to 1960

 

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Photo from Navsource USCGC CHAMBERS (WDE-491) Korean War commissioning 1952

 

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USS PETERSON (DE-152) Edsall class in service 1943 to 1973

WWII sub killer and Fleet Sonar School Key West vessel

 

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USS KOINER (DER-331) Edsall class U-Boat killer n service 1944 to 1968.  She was a DER Radar Picket from 1954 to 1968

Service in WWII, Korea (USCG), Pacific Barrier Air Defense & Vietnam Market Time/Gunline service

 

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USS MILLS (DE/DER-383) Edsall class radar picket in service 1943 to 1970

1950's oval patch style

 

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USS MILLS (DE/DER-383) Edsall class radar picket 1960's Gemsco

 

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USS EDMONDS (DE-406) Three war John C. Butler class in service 1944 to 1964

CRUDESPAC RESDESRON ONE - Cruisers Destroyers Pacific - Reserve Destroyer Squadron One

 

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Morotai, Leyte, Samar, Iwo Jima, Okinawa - Rescued the crew of the USS BISMARCK SEA (CVE-95)

 

Joining the U.S. 5th Fleet at Ulithi in January 1945, Edmonds screened escort carriers in the Iwo Jima operation in February. On 21 January Bismarck Sea was sunk after the crash of a Japanese kamikaze detonated the escort carrier's ammunition. Edmonds directed the rescue operations, saving 378 of the carrier's crew including the commanding officer, in spite of darkness, heavy seas, and continuing air attacks. Thirty of her own crew went over the side to bring the wounded and exhausted carrier men to safety.

 

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CRUDESPAC - RESDESRON ONE

 

Edmonds arrived at Portland, Oregon, in March 1959 for duty in the reserve training program. In September 1961, the warship began preparations for an overseas cruise with her reserve crew, ultimately sailing for the Far East on 22 January 1962. Arriving in Da Nang, South Vietnam on 18 February, the destroyer escort conducted training operations with the South Vietnamese Navy through 10 April, including exercises in the Gulf of Siam. After port visits to Hong Kong and Yokosuka and Sasebo, Japan, she steamed east to her new home port of Treasure Island, California, arriving there on 17 July. Edmonds spent the next two years conducting training cruises north to Canada and south to Mexico, with the occasional voyage to Pearl Harbor, until December 1964 when she began inactivation procedures.

 

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USS RHODES (DER-384) Edsall class radar picket in service 1943 to 1963.  01 December 1954: Reclassified DER 384, 01 August 1955: Recommissioned at Norfolk, Va., assigned to the Atlantic Fleet Destroyer Force as a unit of CortRon 18 at Norfolk, January 1956: Homeport reassigned to Newport, R.I. as a unit of the Atlantic Barrier Patrol

 

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USS RHODES (DER-384) THE EYES AND EARS OF THE NAVY

 

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Some years ago I was attending a USMC Logistics course at Coronado. Students were all Marine officers and we had a presentation on Naval ship types given by a fairly newly minted Ensign. After he went through his dog & pony a Marine Captain aviator raised his hand and asked him, "What about the BGBs and the LGBs? The puzzled Ensign said he didn't know what the Captain meant. The Captain replied, "You know, the Big Grey Boats and the Little Grey Boats." The room cracked up. The Ensign left with a red face. Semper Fi.......Bobgee

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USS COOK (DE/FF-1083) Knox class Destroyer Escort/Fast Frigate in service 1971 to 1992

 

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US made Orange version DE-1083

 

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US made Gold version DE-1083

 

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Redesignated as Fast Frigate USS COOK (FF-1083) in 1975

 

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Blue & Gold version Philippine made FF-1083

 

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US made Swiss Tex version FF-1083 circa 1975

 

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USS THADDEUS PARKER (DE-369) John C. Butler class in service 1944 to 1967.

Reserve training ship for NYC and Port Newark, NJ

 

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USS NAIFEH (DE-352) John C Butler class in service 1944 to 1960. WWII and Korean War service

 

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USS FORSTER (DE/DER-334) Edsall class destroyer escort in service 1944 to 1971. She also was in USCG service from 1951 to 1954 as (WDE-434).  She was "loaned" to the South Vietnamese Navy in 1971 along with the USCGC Squadron (many of which later escaped to the Philippines in 1975).

 

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The Vietnamese reclassified her as a frigate and renamed her RVNS Trần Khánh Dư (HQ-04). In 1974, she participated in the Battle of the Paracel Islands. In 1975 she was undergoing an overhaul in the RVNS shipyard and was captured intact in the fall of Saigon.  The communists renamed her VPNS Dai Ky (HQ-03),  The U.S. Navy wrote her off as “Transferred to Vietnam, 30 April 1975.”

 

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USS WHIPPLE (DE-1062) Knox class homeported at Pearl Harbor, in service 1970 to 1992. Redesignated FF-1062 in 1975

RESOURCES BEYOND CALCULATION

 

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USS WHIPPLE (DE-1062) AS (Anti-Submarine) Division Sub Killers

 

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