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' mm® the fighter ;DOANHl;»:M . .. ■«« £, !3 T the nineteen hundred and sixty-six FRANK. E. EVANS cruisebook presents and dedi- cates this record of our voyage to those left at-home with the hope that through this account the events experienced during that separation may be shared. " ' « I ' Mi A WestPac cruise is a special time for a ship ' s company. It is set apart from other periods by various factors: the sense of mission, the lack of personnel turnover, the port visits — and principally by the fact of do ins rather than just training. WestPac ' 66, the fourteenth such cruise for FRANK E. EVANS, was special for all these reasons. We had many demanding as- signments: we carried them out well and with a certain dash. We returned to Long Beach with the satisfaction that can only come from good performance. This book only records a part of the experiences of the cruise. It provides, how- ever, an outline of major events and a sampling of pictures. It will be the key for each of us in recalling the many ex- periences and sights that make WestPac ' 66 memorable. i ' -I RECOLLECTIONS Brigadier General Frank E. Evans, USMC, was born in 1876 in Franklin, Pennsylvania. He served in the Marines first as an infantryman in the Philippines during the Spanish- American War. After the war he entered Princeton University. Upon being graduated from Princeton, he accepted a commission as Second Lieutenant in 1900. During World War I he served in France with the Sixth Regiment of Marines as Regimental Adjutant and Commander of Camp Benicart and as Regimental Adjutant and Operations officer in the Toulouse sector where he participated in the Aisue Marne defensive. In recognition of his services in France, General Evans, an often decorated fighting man, was awarded the Navy Cross and a Meritorious Service Citation for his action against the enemy at Belleau Woods. His post war service included duty in Haiti where he commanded the Constabulary Detachment and was Chief of the Gendarmerie d ' Haiti. Retiring from active service December 1, 1940, General Evans made his home in Honolulu where he died at the Pearl Harbor Naval Hospital on November 25, 1941, twelve days prior to the beginning of World War II. His destroyer namesake 754 slid down the ways at the Bethlehem Steel Company yard, Staten Island, New York on October 3, 1944, with Mrs. Frank E. Evans, the general ' s widow and ship ' s sponsor present. On February 3, 1945, the ship was accepted by the Navy at commissioning ceremonies and turned over to her first commanding officer, Commander Harry Smith. After her initial shakedown cruise off the East Coast the ship steamed to Pearl Harbor and re- ported to Commander Third Fleet. Soon, FRANK E. EVANS headed West and was assigned as a fighter director ship in a radar picket station South West of Okinawa. It was there 754 performed her first two sea rescues. During her brief World War II duty FRANK E. EVANS earned one battle star on the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Medal for participating in the assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto between 24 and 30 June 1945. Following the close of the war the ship steamed to Manchuria to secure the release of U.S. Naval prisoners reported to be in that area then returning to Korea she supported the landings of the occupation forces. For these post war duties FRANK E. EVANS received both the China Service Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal. Upon completion of her Western Pacific duties 754 returned to the states, underwent pre -decommissioning overhaul and on July 7, 1947 was made a member of the Navy ' s Mothball fl Although recommissioned briefly in 1949 it was not until three months after the outbreak of the Korean War that FRANK E. EVANS returned to active duty. On January 2, 1951, the ship left for combat duty with the Seventh Fleet. As part of the fifty ship armada EVANSparticipated inthe longest sustained Naval bombardment in history. During one of eleven duals the ship engaged with enemy shore batteries at Wonsan FRANK E. EVANS was hit causing damage to its super structure and injuries to four of the crew. In the early months of our Naval blockade 754 left the comparative safety of Task Force Seventh-Seven and steamed along the enemy coast. This operation brought to the ship the nicknames " The Gray Ghost " and " Lucky Evans " . EVANS again entered into the enemy held harbor of Wonsan and with the cruiser and three other destroyers inaugurated a day night siege that was lifted only at the time of the Korean Armistice. On the fifth of bombardment enemy shore batteries took EVANS under fire from three sides. Ninety minutes later 754 ' s five inch guns silenced all batteries. After Wonsan, EVANS proceeded to the Communist held port of Songju. With two other United Nations destroyers the ship took the harbor under fire and rendered the harbor and supply center useless. In the closing months of her first Korean tour EVANS ranged the coastline conducting Naval gun fire missions at the bombline in frontline support of United Nations forces ashore. During this period, she coordinated clay and night bombing missions for allied planes, interdicted communist supply lines and sunk many sanpans and junks. Besides her devastating gunfire against the enemy, she aided in the rescue of six United Nations pilots off the east coast of Korea. FRANK E. EVANS then headed home bringing back with her the fighting nick- name, a reputation for luck that was largely earned excellence and a new collection of battle ribbons to add to her World War II awards. Within a year 754 returned to Korea. At this time she embarked Commander United Nations Blockade and Escort Forces. She returned to the enemies coastline and again became the avenging Gray Ghost in the eyes of the Communist who sighted her in rapid succession along the bombline and off Manchuria. During her tour she conducted off shore patrols and continuous bombardment of enemy strongholds at Hungnam, Sungjiu, Tanchon, Yongdon, Conjin, Wonsan, Kojo, and the front lines themselves. For her participation in the Korean conflict the destroyer earned the Korean Service medal with three engagement stars for participation in the first U.N. counter offensive, the Combat China Spring Offen- sive and the U.N. Summer Fall offensive. Since the Korean conflict FRANK E. EVANS has frequently operated in the Western Pacific area as a member of the Seventh Fleet. In 1954 she received world wide publicity when Pulitzer prize corre- spondent Homer Bigart acclaimed 7.14 for its single handed rescue of a Chinese personnel transport ship in the Taiwan straits. Again in 1960 she was nationally publicized for aiding five Okinawans who had been stranded at sea for ten days with- out food or water. Finally in 1965 FRANK E. EVANS was again called to duty in the war zone. It was during this 1965 Western Pacific tour that EVANS joined task force Seventv-Seven in the South China Sea as support for the United States commitments ia South Vietnam. As a result of this duty the ship was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal. It was with this heritage that FRANK E. EVANS and her men left on June 9, 1966, for the Western Pacific. CDR C. Thor Hanson Commander Hanson was born in 1928 at Amarillo, Texas, and later moved to Tucson, Arizona, where lie graduated from high school as Valedictorian of the class of 1945. After one year at the University of Arizona, he received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy, where he was graduated and commissioned Ensign on June 2, 1950. He served for a year as Communications Officer of the destroyer USS Taussing during the Korean conflict. In August of 1951 Commander Hanson was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship. He spent three years at Oxford University, earning a Master of Arts degree in philos- ophy, politics, and economics. In September of 1954 he began a 2 1 2 year tour of duty as Engineering Officer of the radar picket destroyer USS Hawkins. He received his iirst command, the coastal minesweeper USS idgeon, homeported at Sisebo, Japan, while still a Lieutenant. In April of 1959 Commander Hanson was ordered to the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, where he served for two years in the Political-Military Policy Di- vision. During 1961 and 1962 he was Assistant Operations Officer for Commander Carrier Division 20. He then served for two years as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to Commander U.S. Taiwan Defense Command, and in this capacity earned the Joint Service Commendation Medal. In August of 1964 Commander Hanson returned to sea as Operations Officer of the guided missile light cruiser USS Galveston, a tour of duty which included a six-month patrol off the coast of South Vietnam. He assumed command of the destroyer USS FRANK E. EVANS in May of 1966. Commander Hanson is married to the former Miss Charlotte Ann Edens of Winnetka, Illinois. The Hanson- five children — Inge, Erica, twins Ivor and Lars, and Ursula. LCDR PETER JAMES DOERR EXECUTIVE OFFICER LCDR Doerr was born in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of Columbia Uni- versity in 1955, he entered the Navy through OCS, receiving his commission in Novem- ber 1955. In April 1956 LCDR Doerr reported to his first ship USS Newman K. Perry after attending several Naval schools. After a tour of duty on the Perry LCDR Doerr became Commanding Officer of USS Parrot (MSC-197). In September 1961, LCDR Doerr was ordered to Naval Intelligence School, upon completion of the school, served in the offices of the Chief of Naval Operations and the Defense Intelligence Agency. LCDR Doerr joined the FRANK E. EVANS as Executive Officer in May 1965 while she was in WestPac. LCDR Doerr is married to the former Miss Mary Clark of Omaha, Nebraska. The Doerrs have four children. DESTROYER SQUADRON 23 MEDICAL OFFICER LT Joseph C. Flynn Providence College DESTROYER SQUADRON 23 CHAPLAIN LT Ernest A. Mat son Wisconsin State University i •■ OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT LT JOHAN W. DeBOER IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT HEAD CIC COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATION 14 LTJG ROBERT R. SCHICK SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY CIC OFFICER LTJG JOSEPH R. WIGMORE FRANKLIN and MARSHALL COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER ENS RAY M. MESSINGER PURDUE UNIVERSITY ELECTRONICS MATERIAL OFFICER 15 01 DIVISION TOP L to R - FRANKLIN, TULLEY, STREICHER, WATSON, TOMLINSON, DELANEY, KOPPANG, LANDIN, WESSON, ALDINGER, RAE, KENNEDY. BOTTOM L to R - WIECZOREK, HODGSON, KYER, COLLINS, ANTHONY, STANDLEY, HARTMAN, POLZELLA, BRANDT, LYNN, STANISLOWSKI Survey show that 1 out of every 8 Radarmen are blind N? OC DIVISION TOP L to R - GRADY, SMYSOR, MURPHY, BUDLER, VINK, BRATLAND, MAHORNEY, SNYDER, RODMAN, CATRON, COTTINI, ELLIS, FORTUNATE, SHULTZ, WARSON. BOTTOM L to R - BURNSIDE, LITTLEJOHN, LEE, CALDWELL, MASCOSO, HARJO, MENDOZA, GAINES, FISHER, SCHUSTER, LUCK. Radio Central X.O. like me, he likes me not WEAPONS DEPARTMENT LT GARY E. WHITNEY UNIVERSITY OF MAINE WEAPONS DEPARTMENT HEAD ASW DECK GUNNERY ,» LT Edward R. Farrell, United States Naval Academy LT Farrell was Gun Boss for the first leg of our cruise. He subsequently received orders to become Commodore Of a Swift Boat Squadron in Vietnam. He left us in Tonkin Gulf. It ' s a bird, it ' s a plane, it ' s some crazy nut in his under- wear. r ENS M. DOUGLAS MORRIS UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY ASSISTANT GUNNERY OFFICER ENS PHILIP X. MURRAY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY FIRST LIEUTENANT LTJG RICHARD A. FICHTELMAN UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA ASW OFFICER . FIRST DIVISION TOP L to R - MASSEY, CHAVERS, JACKSON, OSNOE, YORK, RIKAL, BAYLESS, MOORE, EDWARDS, GRAY, YORK, WILSON, COLLEY, SAWYER. BOTTOM L to R - CROWSON, REEVES, ISM AY, VIDOR, BARRIOS, RUPERT, CULBERTSON, KENNAUGH, PROCTOR, BAKER, McMILLIAN Shakey: L to R - GARNER, DUFFY, HERNANDEZ, STONE, MARTENSEN SECOND DIVISION TOP L to R - MILLER, ADAMS, CHAMBERS, NORRIS, MILLER, BROWN, TIMMONS SIMONEIT, TAGGERT, ROBINSON, NICHOLSON, JONES, WARSON ' BOTTOM L to R - HOLSOPPLE, LANDOLT, DALTON, BLAIR, FOSTER, KELZER, JAKLE, SMITH, McGEE, COMEAUX, LABODA Now when I first came in the Navy The Board of Directors 22 THIRD DIVISION TOP L toR - CULVERHOUSE, GATTERDAM, MAZZA, MILLER, SUTTON, BRYAN, MTDGLEY, BENEDICT, RIEDBERGER. BOTTOM LtoR- HIGGINS, BOGGESS, CONRAD, GARDNER, ASSADURIAN, HILL, CHICK, SONDAG Benedict, Assidurian, and Hill with the tool of our trade ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT LT WILLIAM C. FRANCIS NORTH TEXAS STATE COLLEGE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT HEAD MAIN PROPULSION REPAIR LTJG ROGER G. STRUTHERS DRAKE UNIVERSITY MAIN PROPULSION ASSISTANT ENS RONALD T. DOMBROWSKI NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY DAMAGE CONTROL ASSISTANT B DIVISION TOP L to R - BENISON, LODER, BURNINE, BERRY, GRUBER, DIAS DE LEON, MOSLEY, KITE, WARD, MARTINEZ, LALLI, TAYLOR, WARSTLER, McBRIDE, SCHOCKE, SLOAN The Oil King The clock over here says 1400 chief . ' ■ M DIVISION TOP L to R- FOLK, FOUST, JONES, JONES, WICK, SILVERS, LOERTSHER, CANTWELL. BOTTOM L to R - ALVERDES, JONES, WHITTEAKER, MURPHY, BOE, LARSON, KASPER, CARROLL Ralph - let ' s go through it again R DIVISION - ' - t- £ ffiiRiiiiS l: to TOP L to R - WILSON, POWELL, FLAVIAN, SCHLUETER, HANSON, WHITEAKER, SIMMONS, SMITH, MARTIN, MOWREY, BAXTER, ALLISON, BARE, KEMP. BOTTOM L to R - LUCAS, OWENS, DeMALLIE, SHOREY, WRIGHT, RODDY, CUNNINGHAM, BLEDSOE, WOODWARD, BAILEY, BRANDON Good night, David ' ■•■ hello world MEDICAL DEPARTMENT HM1 ROBERT FLOOD ..,«•» Doc and his assistant Fortunate with the Chinese fishermen . ■ SUPPLY DEPARTMENT ENS DENNIS C. MAKARAINEN CORNELL UNIVERSITY SUPPLY DEPARTMENT HEAD COMMISSARY STEWARDS STOREKEEPER DISBURSING LAUNDRY S DIVISION TOP L to R - FIELDS, BROGDON, JACKSON, TALLEY, COURTRIGHT, BOLETZ, RINGO, CLARK, FLEENER, HARJO, WILLIAMS, CARRIERO. BOTTOM L to R - STEWART, MOORE, JONES, SCHMIDT, GASCON, VIRAY, FIECK, MALILAY, VIRAY, FELIPE Come on Talley, just one more Sorry sir, those sideburns have to go CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS fn RIEDBERGER, BENTZ, CANTWELL, W ARSON, MERRIWEATHER Chief Rogers up to his ears in work Coffee is a chiefs best fi lend A Deadeye W arson n % a i. ' SHIFT COLORS 1 " I took leave of those of my friends who came to see me off, and had barely opportunity for a last look at the city and well - known objects, as no time is allowed on board for sentiment . . . In a short time everyone was in motion, the sails loosed, the yards braced and we began to heave up anchor, which was our last ... r : «W hold upon Yankee land ... At length those peculiar, long-drawn sounds which denote that the crew were heaving at the windlass began and in a few moments we were underway . . . and we had actually begun our long long journey. " (TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST) Famous King Kamehameha HAWAII We came to Hawaii primarily for our operational readiness evaluation. However, liberty hours afforded the crew the opportunity to tour the island, surf at Waikiki and investigate the many and varied night clubs of Honolulu. Rodman is known for his native ability He and I couldn ' t be thinking of the same place! ■■■■■■■■■WMilliHMHMIHii War Memorial in the Punch Bow] Diamond Head Would you like us to flex Will the real Dick Weber please stand up " ? ORE The Operational Readiness Evaluation was the final check to insure our prepa- ration for WestPac was complete. This accomplished, our stores replenished and our air conditioning in- stalled, EVANS sailed past the Arizona Memorial and headed West. ' .M Let me see -- strawberries for the captain Somebody lost the cools A reminder of the past MIDWAY It was Sunday morning when we arrived at Midway for a short four hour refueling stop. The island was quiet except for the ever present Gooney bird. This picture is not meant to reflect upon the background of the bird «f I resemble that remark • t ' • Well Ron, I do have trouble putting socks on. Underway for Japan Tell me kid, what is Brophy Stroganoff " ? It ' s Toykyo Rose again ;r - 1 ■ JAPAN Our first stop in Japan was Yokosuka. Our stay here enabled the men to take advantage of the many tours. Sightseeing, the theatre and a fine Japanese dinner were the ingredients of the Tokyo tour. ■ 2 SEA OF JAPAN anti-submarine exercises. During our journey we ran into an unexpected visitor, a Russian submarine. It was our pleasure to play tag with her. Later on she was joined by a small friend. Leaving Yokosuka we joined both the Japanese and Korean Naval forces in the Sea of Japan. Here we conducted joint ■ - Mama Bear Baby Bear Japanese CDR Hyakutaro, an observer during the Sea of Japan transit, enjoying trap shooting. wm JK3? ' Upon completion of the Sea of Japan transit, the ship pulled into Sasebo, Japan. Sasebo, the Westernmost city of Japan lies on the South shore of the Northwestern tip of Kyushu guarding the important narrows between Japan and the East China Sea. The men divided their liberty here be- tween the port city and Nagasaki which lies inland. I think you ' re going to like this one. Operation A Go Go ;•: «3 ■ Statue of Peace putting the heat on SOUTHBOUND AT LAST Pull • 1 You have a green deck, todays flavor is Chinese chocolate. Throughout the cruise our most fre- quent visitor was the helicopter. From her, we received mail, personnel, and the Chaplain on Sunday. From us she received outgoing mail, fuel, and ice cream. The thirsty helo The hungry helo, to her we gave ice cream The Holy Helo A ■iiironmiTui ' iiwiini iin ihiiii ni ' ii im in ii 1 1 mi ii iii¥iiffnnpnwMiTiiTTfflwninwn ' TOriii)iir door to door delivery front door delivery the most precious cargo of all IP 47 Replenishment at sea is an all hands job. Coordination at all stations is neces- sary for this evolution to go smoothly. In the 44,000 miles we travelled during the cruise, over 90% of our fuel, stores ammunitions were received at sea. How about two bucks worth Indicate turns for 12 knots 85BS 8 That ' s 49,000 gallons of regular or high test captain movies and mail at midships Stoney ' s stormtroups at work BEARDFORALL After Sasebo we went to sea for forty days. This long at sea period gave us the opportunity for a " Beardforall " contest. Officers and enlisteds alike joined in the " shave-in. " an wardroom whiskers forty days later 50 IMllUWWJJiSfflfiHJTCSflBMftiWrtitflKmKja the judges the captain toasts the winners ' you got an anchor in your ear " four guns, two donuts GUN LINE Gunfire support is the primary mission of the destroyers while on duty in the Tonkin Gulf. In the forty days at sea 754 got her chance along the gun line. our eyes on the gun line - the spotter buttons for Victor Charlie ' s pajamas BsaaMffifflfflfflmMmfflmMM SBNWtt l ] n «« l«m a ■ 1 TO al | 1 H|T ' rT T■TTr ' ' , ■■ " ' l ' " THE Best seat in the house manned and ready B • ' message has been sent and receipted for V w f 1 u ' I J 53 Commander Alan A. Hensher, British Royal Navy VISITORS While on the gun line we were subject to many visits both expected and unex- pected. We steamed into Danang Harbor and embarked Commander Alan A. Hensher, British Royal Navy, who rode us several days as an observer while we fired. We also had several small gun boats make our side for briefings and ice cream. A Swifties and South Vietnamese gun boats made our side. ' w im tiPHmt,f£ ' HHur.u if mu u. ' mvH iuw ice cream for the small boys the South Vietnamese and their U.S. advisor Victor Charlie on washday RESCUE DESTROYER Upon completion of her gun fire support mission EVANS was assigned rescue de- stroyer duties with the USSOriskany. With- in hours of EVANS being on station, LTJG Harding J. Meadows III of Fighter Squadron 111 was catapulted off the Oriskany in his F8 Crusader on a midnight mission against the enemy. Moments later due to mechan- ical malfunction Meadows was forced to " punch out " . EVANS lookouts spotted his flare and inside of 10 minutes had LTJG Meadows on board. the F8 Crusader i KHttHBMBOHnHam LTJG Harding J. Meadows with his sur- vival gear • LTJG Meadows with Captain Hanson prior to his helo transfer back to Oriskany . Upon detaching from Task Force 77, the " fighter " headed for Subic Bay, Philippines. The few days straight steaming gave the men a chance to unwind and enjoy the tropical weather. Barbecues, sunbathing and pay day were among the many activities. J Vm mamam »SJMW)«M , MliaVtH1!MaHffifl«1UU]I!li Commander Destroyer Squadron 23 Captain Lewis E. Davis Trap shooting; was the sport on 754 during the cruise. Awards were given for each contest. On our trip to Subic Bay, the Commodore heloed to us for lunch and an afternoon of shooting. Captain Hanson takes a crack at it RD3 Standley was consistently first W nmf _ 4 f ' 1 Captain Hanson presenting RD3 Rae with his prize SUBIC BAY After forty days at sea we moored at Subic Bay. Rest, relaxation, repair and upkeep were the main reasons for the stop. Due to the torrential seasonal rainfall, however, only a small portion of any of these could be accomplished. •fes » I,. JP v G 6 AMINOS PUBLIC MAR ■foftirumwvwi ! fnnATiUMtw.v WTnfuxuuinnMCMWftj. 1 Even 754 ' s tour to the thousand islands located just north of Manila had an unfortunate experience. Due to the rainfall, the roads from the thousand islands were washed out and the tourists were unable to return to the ship before it departed for Taiwan. They finally returned 14 days later in Kaoshung, Taiwan. Chief Basobas in a reunion with his sisters at Olongapo ' d v .... TAIWAN PEOPLE TO FRANK E. EVANS arrived in Taiwan for patrol duty in the straits. During one of her in port periods at Kaoshuing, 25 men of EVANS, officers and enlisted, armed with tools, paint, and medicines traveled into the Pingtung mountains, east of Kaoshuing to aid a tiny aborigine village. It was clean up, paint, fix up day at the native village. Speaking through a mission- ary interpreter, Doctor Flynn and Doc Flood instructed the villagers in personal hygiene. Speaking through practical appli- cation, the men instructed the native in the cuts of carpentry, masonry, and painting. 0$ M3W6IK PEOPLE Lucky To Come Across ' lucky Evans ' USS Frank E. Evans, DD 754. was nicknamed " Lucky Evans " during the Korean War because of her many successful sea rescue operations. Apparently, - this spunky ship, operating as a unit of the U.S. Seventh Fleet Patrol Force in Western Pacific waters, is living up to its name. On Oct. 3 she accomplished her second rescue at sea in two months. The thin Chi Lung, a fishing craft out of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with nine crew mem- bers aboard, had been adrift for two days in the Taiwan Strait because of engine failure when a Frank E. Evans lookout spotted the craft wallowing in the high seas. Barrier Broken In the tradition of the sea, the Destroyer Squadron 23 ship closed the boat immediately to gi e aid. At this point, the com- manding officer of the Frank E. Evans, Commander C. Thor Hanson, called upon Lieutenant Commanders Liang Feng-hsiu and Lee Tse-hsia of the Repu- blic of China ' s Navy, embarked as naval observers, to act as in- terpreters. The language barrier was soon broken. Hung Ching-tien, captain of the fishing craft, told the officers that his boat was taking on high water because of heavy seas and that he had no radio, and that his crew had not eaten for 36 hours. Frank E. Evans took the boat in tow, hoping to make Makung Harbor in the Penghu Islands, some 16 miles away. It soon became apparent that the al- ready water-logged boat would probably founder in the heavy seas. Accordingly, preparations were made to off-load the nine crew members by passing life jackets and making ready a rubber raft. Craft Sinks Just three miles from the safety of the Penghus Islands, these preparations were justified because the craft filled with water and sank. The Frank E. Evans make a quick recovery of the crew who came aboard wet but unharmed. After a heavy meal, hot showers and a fresh set of cloths, donated by the " Lucky Evans " crewmembers, the survivors, were transferred to a Chinese Navy tug and taken ashore. The other recent rescue by the Evans involved a midnight search for a downed navy pilot in the Tonkin Gulf. The time, the Evans located the pilot and had him on board within minutes. The Evans has also participated in naval gunfire support and surveillance duty in Vietnam waters. No Stranger Upon completion of its duties in the Taiwan Strait, the ship will visit Kaohsiung for a brief period of maintenance and then rejoin the Seventh Fleet. Commander Hanson is no stranger to this area. He served two years as aide to Vice Admiral Charles L. Melson, commander U.S. Taiwan De- fense Command, from 1962-1964, and he has many friends among the Chinese people of Taipei. 1 4 » !?WJ SNi«i«ffii«iiai(™ram ItlHNHflMMHWMtMNBIiV ■ : WL I •m US Destroyer Saves Kaohsiung Ship While towing the Chinese craft there was some concern as to the condition of our port shaft. LT DeBoer, LT Francis, and LTJG Struthers investigated, found and dis- lodged a wire that was inhibiting the shaft. t Captain Hanson on behalf of the crew receives the thanks from the Chinese Fisherman ' s Association for the rescue of the nine fisherman (A, LCDR Liang Feng-Hsiu and LCDR Lee Tse-Hsia of the Nationalist Chinese Navy Doctor Flynn, X.O. and LT Farrell brought a do- nation to Sister Mary Timothy, Kaoshung mis- sionary and were treated to lunch Sr 31 Marshall Dillon SHIP ' S PARTY The ship ' s party was held in Keelung, Taiwan at Nancy ' s Harbor Hotel. For two nights there was wine, women and song — and an occasional belly dancer. ' fm - " n o tr • " •V - " " the committee ?l i 1 67 niiiiia m ii tl—PTT How do you spell unfortunately Taiwan Patrol having been completed and the upkeep period in Kaoshuing over, 754 headed back to Tonkin Gulf to rejoin Task Force 77. Man that Honoi Hattie plays the coolest H It says, if you can read this you ' re too darn close. The Shadow Our first assignment with Task Force 77 was to shadow a Russian Trawler that had been in the Tonkin Gulf for some time. This temporary duty was assigned to us while her regular " shadow " went into Danang for upkeep. ■.■■• The small spec in this picture is our whale- boat on a mail run with the submarine. After being relieved of her shadow duty, the " fighter " joined ASW Group 5 for anti- submarine operations in the Gulf. Midships receiving exercise torpedoes in preparation for the ASW operation Mr. Whitney and Mr. Morris doing some fishing 70 Dr. Gaal and Mr. Cornyn with on board survey coordi- nator LTJG Fiehtelman. In coordination with ASW Group 5 operations, Dr. Robert Gaal and Mr. William Cornyn of TRW Systems Inc. were on board FRANK E. EVANS conducting hydro- graphic surveys of the Tonkin Gulf with the hope of improving upon the submarine detection capability of Navy ships. Many strange devices ere used accomplishing the task of the survey. SHOTGUN 754 left ASW Group 5 and headed Northwest to join the USS Chicago for shot- gun duty in the northern gulf. While serving as shotgun, RADM Goodfellow and RADM Babumberger, COMCRUDESPAC both high- lined it to the EVANS for an inspection and talked with the crew. Captain Hanson giving RADM Baumberger a hand with his life jacket. RADM Baumberger and the men f i f M Methinks the spirit was willing but the flesh too weak Chicago afforded us the opportunity for some small arms target practice while on station. fe For her last assignment on Yankee Station, FRANK E. EVANS was again called to the gun line. For six days and nights 754 was called on continuously for fire support both from ground and air spotters. The results were excellent. A job well done wi th which to end our tour. It was during these gun fire duties that LT Farrell left FRANK E. EVANS to assume command of his squadron. Along with LT Farrell went Chief Basobas who after nearly twenty years service retired from the Navy. 7 •:. HAPPINESS IS .... sstffifcjffltra GOIN ' HOME Y |i». .Ji ' HHWIllWUHMIIIW— ' W ' HIHMI the bird is the word Gee captain, I haven ' t seen a strawberry in weeks Hungry, who ' s hungry? Z { I the turkey shoot " nooner " • HONG KONG To many of us, Hong Kong was cer- tainly the highlight of the cruise. With maximum liberty afforded all, shops, night clubs, and the city itself got the utmost exposure from the crew. With Christmas just around the corner, the helo hangar and every other available space was filled with goodies for the home folks. Finally on December first we began our journey back. ■ . Take me to my Hong Kong tailor One thing you can say for that boat, it has a good oar. What kind of men read All Hands 8) This is lifejacket, I have the conn liy.m. ' awi ■ ■ ■■

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