Gearing Class Destroyer
Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x
20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared
Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots
Laid down by
Federal Shipbuilding, Newark NJ. April 2,5 1945.
Launched November 24 1945 and commissioned July
October 1, 1979.
Sold to Taiwan December 17, 1980, renamed ROCS Yun
Reclassified as Guided Missile Destroyer DDG-927
Decommissioned December 16, 2003.
Sunk by Hai Hu (SS-794) as a target
off Ping Tung 0900 September 6, 2005.
My Duties with USS
Sept 1971 - Jul 1972
In Sep 1971 USS Brinkley Bass (DD 887) replaced the
USS Ulhmann (DD-687) as reserve ship in Tacoma WA. As a
member of the SelRes I
continued to drill every third weekend.
Sept 1971 I was
advanced to STG2 (E-5)
In the spring of 1972
a new reserve ship, an Ocean Mine Sweeper (MSO) was assigned
to Tacoma. The SelRes Commanding Officer (PCO) was
filling out the SelRes crew and invited me to join. I
knew nothing of mine sweeping sonar, but it sounded
May 1972 I transferred to the SelRes crew of USS Implicit