Hamner (DD 718) - Naval Cruise Book

 - Class of 1955

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HISTORY OF THE HAMNER NAMED IN HONOR OF LIEUTENANT HENRY RAWLINGS HAMNER, USN, A HERO OF WORLD WAR II WHO WAS KILLED IN ACTION OFF OKINAWA WHEN HIS SHIP WAS TAKEN UNDER ATTACK BY JAPANESE KAMIKAZES THE UNITED STATES DESTROYER HAMNER WAS CONSTRUCTED BY THE FEDERAL SHIP BUILDING AND DRYDOCKING COMPANY OF PORT NEWARK NEW JERSEY. LAUNCHED IN NOVEMBER I945 SHE OFFICIALLY BEGAN HER CAREER AS A COMMISSIONED VESSEL OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY AT THE BROOKLYN NAVAL SHIP YARD ON JULY I2 I946. AFTER A SHAKEDOWN CRUISE IN GUANTANAMO BAY CUBA THE HAMNER WAS ORDERED TO THE PACIFIC FLEET VIA THE PANAMA CANAL PRIOR TO THE OUTBREAK OF THE KOREAN WAR THE HAMNER MADE TWO TOURS IN THE FAR EAST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE NORTH KOREANS INVADED SOUTH KOREA THE HAMNER AS PART OF DESTROYER DIVISION III WAS ORDERED TO KOREAN WATERS LER IDD 7I7I AND USS CHEVALIER IDDR 805I WAS THE SECOND DESTROYER DIVISION TO ARRIVE IN THE COMBAT AREA THIS DIVISION WHICH INCLUDES USS WILTSIE IDD 7I6I, USS THEODORE CHAND-

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