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She Was Named For . . . Commodore Joel T. Abbot who was Ijorn in Westford. Massachu- setts on 18 January 1793. Commissioned a Midshipman on 3 Novem- ber 1H12 he served in the War of 1812. Joel Abbot commanded the frigate Macedonian during the Japanese expedition of 1852 and was advanced to Chief of Staff for Commodore Matthew Perry before the expedition ended. Commodore Abbot died of malaria in Hong Kong on 11 December 1 8.55.
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CAPTAIN A. G. BARTON, USN COMMANDER DESTROYER DIVISION 202 On October 16, 1960, USS Abbot became the flagship of Destroyer Division 202. Everyone welcomed Captain A. G. Barton aboard, and it was indeed a pleasure to have him accompany us for the remainder of the cruise. His staff consisted of Lt Harrison, the doctor, and Ltjg Prather, Staff Operations Officer. Other members of his staff alleviated Abbot ' s workload in radio and on the signal bridge. LtjgR. I ' KAlllKH.SlaflOps • U.S.S. JOHN PAUL JONES (DD932) • U.S.S. ABBOT (DD629) • U.S.S. THE SULLIVANS (DD537) ,lr C. CKOSTON, Clia|i!.iiii 10
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ABBOT ATHLETES Softball team in Oporto, Portugal. Stantling: Mfier, Walker, Ltjg (. ' ,. T. Simmons, Athletic Ufficer, Knight, Sehren- ghost, Sheppard. Kneeling: Thompson, Petrie, Rogers, O ' Connell, Wisniewski, Tighe, Craven. Abbot ' s sports teams, hearled by coach Simmons, were always on the move. In Oporto. Portugal, the Softball team playefl the USS McGowan before some 2000 spectators. There was no real outcome since players from the consul intermingled and occasionally a young Portuguese player was given a chance at bat. The afternoon provided a real change of pace after twenty-eight davs at sea. SOFTBALL TEAM Craven Graulich Kaminski Knight Meier O ' Connell Petrie Rogers Schrenghost Sheppard Thompson Tighe Walker Wisniewski 12
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