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Tin Can Sailors
Destroyer Histories

Since July 1996, Tin Can Sailors has been developing its own set of destroyer histories. These histories were written for our newspaper, The Tin Can Sailor. We now post them here on the web site.

Please note that these are copyright articles. They may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without written permission from Tin Can Sailors.

Ship histories are posted on the site a year after they appear in our newspaper.

 

Ship Name Class Issue
USS Aaron Ward (DD-483) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
Jan 02
USS Aaron Ward (DM-34) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Adams (DM-27) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Abercrombie (DE-343)   July 09
USS Alfred A. Cunningham (DD-752) Allen M. Sumner July 00
USS Allen (DD-66) Sampson July 01
USS Allen M. Sumner (DD-692) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Amesbury (DE-66)    April 06
USS Ammen (DD-527) Fletcher April 01
USS Anderson (DD-411) Sims April 00
USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51) Arleigh Burke Oct 91
USS Arthur W. Radford (DD-968) Spruance Jan 12
USS Ault (DD-698) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Aylwin (DD-355) Farragut July 96
USS Babbit (DD-128) Tattnall Jan 06
USS Bagley (DD-386) Bagley Jan 97
USS Balch (DD-363) Porter Oct 96
USS Baldwin (DD-624) Gleaves Oct 06
USS Ballard (AVD-10, ex DD-267) Clemson July 13
USS Bancroft (DD-598) Benson Jan 02
USS Barry (DD-933) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Barton (DD-599) Benson April 05
USS Belknap (AVD-8, AVD-34, ex DD-251) Clemson Dec 13
USS Benham (DD-397) Benham Oct 98
USS Benson (DD-421) Benson July 97
USS Bigelow (DD-942) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Black (DD-666) Fletcher Jan 07
USS Blandy (DD-943) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Blue (DD-387) Bagley April 97
USS Borie (DD-215) Clemson Oct 01
USS Borie (DD-704) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Braine (DD-630) Fletcher Jan 03
USS Bristol (DD-857) Allen M. Sumner Jan 02
USS Brownson (DD-868) Gearing April 01
USS Buck (DD-420) Sims April 00
USS Buck (DD-761) Gearing Oct 00
USS Ballard (DD-267) Clemson July 13
USS Case (DD-370) Mahan April 98
USS Cassin (DD-372) Mahan April 98
USS Charles Ausburne (DD-570) Fletcher Oct 81
USS Charles F. Hughes (DD-428) Benson July 97
USS Charles P. Cecil (DD-835) Gearing April 90
USS Charles S. Sperry (DD-697) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Charrette (DD-581) Fletcher Jan 05
USS Chevalier (DD-451) Fletcher Jan 98
USS Clark (DD-361) Porter Oct 96
USS Claude V. Ricketts (DDG-5) Charles F. Adams May 80
USS Cochran (DDG-21) Charles F. Adams Jan 01
USS Compton (DD-705) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Conner (DD-582) Fletcher April 84
USS Conway (DD-507) Fletcher Sept 83
USS Cony (DD-508) Fletcher July 04
USS Conyngham (DD-371) Mahan April 98
USS Cooper (DD-695) Allen M. Sumner July 98 & Jan 05
USS Coontz (DLG-9) Farragut July 07
USS Craven (DD-382) Gridley Jan 97
USS Cummings (DD-365) Mahan Oct 97
USS Cushing (DD-376) Mahan April 98
USS Dale (DD-353) Farragut July 96
USS Daly (DD-519) Fletcher Oct 01
USS Damato (DD-871) Gearing April 11
USS Davis (DD-395) Somers July 00
USS Davis (DD-937) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Dealey (DE-1006) Dealey Jan 13
USS Decatur (DD-936) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS DeHaven (DD-469) Fletcher Oct 05
USS DeHaven (DD-727) Allen M. Sumner Oct 11
USS Delphy (DD-261) Clemson Jan 13
USS Dewey (DD-349) Farragut July 96
USS Dixie (AD-14)    Jan 88
USS Douglas H. Fox (DD-779) Allen M. Sumner April 01
USS Downes (DD-375) Mahan April 98
USS Drayton (DD-366) Mahan Oct 97
USS Drexler (DD-741) Allen M. Sumner Jul 05
USS Duncan (DD-485) Gleaves Jul 05
USS Dunlap (DD-384) Mahan/Dunlap Oct 00
USS Dupont (DD-941) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Eberle (DD-430) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Ellett (DD-398) Benham Oct 98
USS Elliot (DD-967) Spruance July 12
USS Ellyson (DD-454/DMS-19) Gleaves Aug 87
USS Endicott (DD-495) Gleaves Jan 01
USS English (DD-696) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Epperson (DD-719) Gearing Jan 99
USS Ericsson (DD-440) Gleaves July 01
USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711) Gearing Jan 99
USS Evans (DD-552) Fletcher July 94
USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) Gearing Jan 02
USS Fanning (DD-385) Mahan April 01
USS Farenholt (DD-491) Benson April 02
USS Farragut (DD-348) Farragut July 96
USS Farragut (DLG-6) Coontz Jan 06
USS Fletcher (DD-445) Fletcher Jan 98
USS Flusser (DD-368) Mahan Oct 97
USS Forrest Royal (DD-872) Gearing Oct 02
USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Frank (DD-554) Fletcher Oct 00
USS Frank Knox (DD-742) Gearing Apr 12
USS Fred T. Berry (DD-858) Gearing July 01
USS Fullam (DD-474) Fletcher Jan 01
USS Gainard (DD-706) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Gearing (DD-710) Gearing Jan 99
USS George E. Badger (APD-33, AVP-16, AVD-3, ex DD-196) Clemson Oct 13
USS George K. Mackenzie (DD-836) Gearing Oct 00
USS Gleaves (DD-423) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 97
USS Glennon (DD-840) Gearing Oct 01
USS Glover (AGDE-1) Glover Oct 04
USS Goldsborough (AVD-5, AVP-18, ex DD-188) Clemson July 13
USS Grayson (DD-435) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Gregory (DD-802) Fletcher Jan 83
USS Gridley (DD-380) Gridley Jan 97
USS Gwin (DD-433) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Gwin (DM-33) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Gyatt (DD-712/DDG-1) Gearing Jan 99
USS Gyatt (DDG-1) Gearing Jan 99
USS Haggard (DD-555) Fletcher Jan 02
USS Halligan (DD-584) Fletcher Jan 94
USS Hammann (DD-412) Sims April 00
USS Hamner (DD-718) Gearing Jan 99
USS Hank (DD-702) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Haraden (DD-585) Fletcher July 01
USS Harlan R. Dickson (DD-708) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Harmon (DE-678) Buckley Jan 12
USS Harry F. Bauer (DM-26) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Harwood (DD-861) Gearing Oct 07
USS Hawkins (DD-873) Gleaves July 01
USS Haynsworth (DD-700) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Helm (DD-388) Bagley April 97
USS Henderson (DD-785) Gearing July 95 & July 06
USS Henley (DD-391) Bagley April 97
USS Henry A. Wiley (DM-29) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Herbert J. Thomas (DD/DDR-833) Gearing July 12
USS Hilary P. Jones (DD-427) Benson July 97
USS Higbee (DD-806) Gearing July 95
USS Howorth (DD-592) Fletcher July 01
USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Hughes (DD-410) Sims April 00
USS Hull (DD-350) Farragut July 96
USS Hull (DD-945) Forrest Sherman Jan 01
USS Hunt (DD-674) Clemson Oct 90
USS Huse (DE-145) Edsall May 88
USS Hyman (DD-732) Allen M. Sumner Oct 02
USS Ingraham (DD-694) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Irwin (DD-794) Fletcher May 82
USS Isherwood (DD-520) Fletcher April 91
USS J. William Ditter (DM-31) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Jarvis (DD-393) Bagley April 97
USS Jeffers (DD-621) Gleaves July 00
USS Jenkins (DD-447) Fletcher Jan 98
USS John A. Bole (DD-755) Allen M. Sumner Oct 10
USS John Paul Jones (DD-932) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS John D. Edwards (DD-216) Clemson Jan 01
USS John D. Ford (DD-228) Clemson April 02
USS John Hood (DD-655) Fletcher July 11
USS John S. McCain (DL-3/DDG-36) Mitscher April 02
USS John W. Weeks (DD-701) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS John Willis (DE-1027) Dealey Oct 09
USS Johnston (DD-557) Fletcher Apr 05 & Oct 12
USS Jonas Ingram (DD-938) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Jouett (DD-396) Somers July 00
USS Kearny (DD-432) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
Jan 85 & July 99
USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713) Gearing Jan 99
USS Kidd (DD-661) Fletcher May 87
USS Kidd (DDG-993) Kidd Oct 12
USS La Vallette (DD-448) Fletcher Jan 98
USS Laffey (DD-459) Benson Oct 04
USS Laffey (DD-724) Sumner July 10
USS Lamson (DD-367) Mahan Oct 97
USS Lang (DD-399) Benham Oct 98
USS Lansdale (DD-426) Benson July 97
USS Leary (DD-879) Gearing Oct 95
USS Leonard F. Mason (DD-852) Gearing Jan 01
USS Lindsey (DM-32) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Livermore (DD-429) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Lowry (DD-770) Allen M. Sumner Jan 89
USS Ludlow (DD-438) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Lyman K. Swenson (DD-729) Allen M. Sumner Nov 79
USS Macdonough (DD-351) Farragut July 96
USS Madison (DD-425) Benson July 97
USS Mahan (DD-364) Mahan Oct 97
USS Manley (DD-940) Forrest Sherman Oct 99
USS Mansfield (DD-728) Allen M. Sumner May 89
USS Massey (DD-778) Allen M. Sumner Oct 01
USS Maury (DD-401) Gridley Jan 97
USS Mayo (DD-422) Benson Mar 79 & July 97
USS Mayrant (DD-402) Benham Oct 98
USS McCaffery (DD-860) Gearing Sept 84
USS McCall (DD-400) Gridley Jan 97
USS McCalla (DD-488) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
April 02
USS McDougal (DD-358) Porter Oct 96
USS Melvin (DD-680) Fletcher April 06
USS Meredith (DD-434) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Meredith (DD-726) Allen M. Sumner Oct 05
USS Meredith (DD-890) Gearing April 01
USS Mertz (DD-691) Fletcher Jan 02
USS Mitscher (DL-2/DDG-35) Mitscher April 01
USS Moale (DD-693) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Moffett (DD-362) Porter Oct 96
USS Monaghan (DD-354) Farragut July 96
USS Monssen (DD-436) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Morris (DD-417) Sims April 00
USS Morton (DD-948) Hull Oct 92 & Oct 11
USS Mugford (DD-389) Bagley April 97
USS Mullinix (DD-944) Forrest Sherman April 01
USS Mustin (DD-413) Sims April 00
USS Myles C. Fox (DD-829) Gearing July 95
USS New (DD-818) Gearing Jan 10
USS Newman K. Perry (DD/DDR-883) Gearing Jan 01
USS Niblack (DD-424) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 97
USS Nicholas (DD-449) Fletcher Jan 98
USS Noa (DD-841) Gearing July 11
USS Norris (DD-859) Gearing Jan 07
USS O'Bannon (DD-450) Fletcher Jan 98
USS O'Brien (DD-415) Sims April 00
USS Ordronaux (DD-617) Benson Oct 00
USS Osmond Ingraham (DD-255/AVD-9/APD-35) Clemson Sept 89
USS Parsons (DD-949/DDG-33) Hull/Forrest Sherman Oct 01
USS Patterson (DD-392) Bagley April 97
USS Perkins (DD-377) Mahan April 98
USS Perry (DD-844) Gearing Oct 01
USS Phelps (DD-360) Porter Oct 96
USS Philip (DD-498) Fletcher Oct 00
USS Plunkett (DD-431) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Porter (DD-356) Porter Oct 96
USS Power (DD-839) Gearing April 10
USS Preston (DD-379) Mahan April 98
USS Pringle (DD-477) Fletcher April 01
USS Radford (DD-446) Fletcher Jan 98
USS Ralph Talbot (DD-390) Bagley April 97
USS Reid (DD-369) Mahan Oct 97
USS Remey (DD-688) Fletcher Oct 95
USS Renshaw (DD-499) Fletcher July 00
USS Rhind (DD-404) Benham Oct 98
USS Richard E. Byrd (DDG-23) Charles F. Adams Oct 08
USS Richmond K. Turner (DLG/CG-20) Leahy July 01
USS Robert A. Owens (DD-827) Gearing Jan 09
USS Robert H. Smith (DD-735/DM-23)   April 93
USS Robert H. Smith (DM-23) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Robert K. Huntington (DD-781) Allen M. Sumner Jan 11
USS Roberts (DE-749) Cannon Jan 10
USS Robison (DDG-12) Charles F. Adams April 09
USS Roe (DD-418) Sims April 00
USS Rogers (DD-876) Gearing April 11
USS Rooks (DD-804) Fletcher April 02
USS Rowan (DD-405) Benham Oct 98
USS Rowan (DD-782) Gearing Jan 01
USS Rupertus (DD-851) Gearing July 00
USS Russell (DD-414) Sims April 00
USS Sampson (DD-394) Somers July 00
USS Schenk (DD-159) Tattnall April 04
USS Selfridge (DD-357) Porter Oct 96
USS Shannon (DM-25) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Shaw (DD-373) Mahan April 98
USS Shea (DM-30) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Sigourney (DD-643) Fletcher Jan 01
USS Sims (DD-409) Sims April 00
USS Smalley (DD-565) Fletcher Oct 02
USS Smith (DD-378) Mahan April 98
USS Snowden (DE-246)    Jan 91
USS Soley (DD-707) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Somers (DD-381) Somers July 00
USS Southerland (DD-743) Gearing Apr 08
USS Sproston (DD/DDE-577) Fletcher Jan 01
USS Spruance (DD-963) Spruance Jan 09 & Apr 12
USS Stack (DD-406) Benham Oct 98
USS Stanly (DD-478) Fletcher Jan 05
USS Sterett (DD-407) Benham Oct 98
USS Stribling (DD-867) Gearing Oct 10
USS Strong (DD-758) Allen M. Sumner Oct 01
USS Tattnall (DD-125/APD-19) Tattnall Jan 04
USS Theodore E. Chandler (DD-717) Gearing Jan 99
USS Thomas E. Fraser (DM-24) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Thompson (DD-627) Gleaves Oct 06
USS Timmerman (EDD-828/EAG-152) Gearing Jan 92
USS Tolman (DM-28) Destroyer Minelayers
(Allen M. Sumner)
April 99
USS Trippe (DD-403) Benham Oct 98
USS Tucker (DD-374) Mahan April 98
USS Turner (DD-648) Gleaves Jan 05
USS Vance (DE/DER-387)    Apr 08
USS Varian (DE-798)    Oct 95
USS Vesole (DDR/DD-878) Gearing July 93
USS Voge (DE-1047) Jan 05
USS Vogelgesang (DD-862) Gearing April 09
USS Wainwright (DD-419) Sims April 00
USS Wainwright (DLG-28) Belknap July 07
USS Waddell (DDG-24)   July 09
USS Waldron (DD-699) Allen M. Sumner July 98
USS Walke (DD-416) Sims April 00
USS Walke (DD-723)</a> Allen M. Sumner Jul 06 & Jan 11
USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) Allen M. Sumner Jan 00
USS Ward (DD-139) Wickes Jan 92
USS Warrington (DD-383) Somers July 00
USS Weeden (DE-797) Buckley April 10
USS William M. Wood (DD-715) Gearing Jan 99
USS William R. Rush (DD-714) Gearing Jan 99
USS Willis A. Lee (DD-929) Mitscher Oct 07
USS Wilson (DD-408) Benham Oct 98
USS Walter X. Young (DE-715/APD-131)    July 10
USS Wiltsie (DD-716) Gearing Jan 99
USS Winslow (DD-359) Porter Oct 96
USS Woodworth (DD-460) Benson July 00
USS Woolsey (DD-437) Gleaves
(also known as Livermore)
July 99
USS Worden (DD-352) Farragut July 96

 

 

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