Hull Number: DD-789
Launch Date: 01/08/1946
Commissioned Date: 05/10/1946
Decommissioned Date: 07/11/1973
Call Sign: NTMM
Voice Call Sign: Student Scalper (63-64), Newsboy King, Jolting Joe (57-61), Spurt (Korea)
Data for USS Gearing (DD-710) as of 1945
Length Overall: 390’ 6"
Beam: 40’ 10"
Draft: 14’ 4"
Standard Displacement: 2,425 tons
Full Load Displacement: 3,479 tons
Fuel capacity: 4,647 barrels
Six 5″/38 caliber guns
Two 40mm twin anti-aircraft mounts
Two 40mm quadruple anti-aircraft mounts
Two 21″ quintuple torpedo tubes
2 General Electric Turbines: 60,000 horsepower
Highest speed on trials: 34.6 knots
Namesake: JOHN THOMAS EVERSOLE
JOHN THOMAS EVERSOLE
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (Published 1963)
John Thomas Eversole, born 17 April 1915 in Pocatella, Idaho, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938, and after duty at sea received aviation training. On 7 May 1941, Eversole joined Torpedo Squadron 6 in Enterprise (CV-6), and with many others of his squadron, gave his life for this country in the opening phases of the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942, in an attack on Japanese carrier made through heavy opposition. Lieutenant (junior grade) Eversole’s determination in this action was posthumously recognized with the award of the Navy Cross.
Transferred to Turkey, as sale, on 07/11/1973 as GAYRET (D-352). Museum ship in Turkey.