USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887)

Gearing Class Destroyer
Displacement 3460 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
Crew 336
Laid down by Federal Shipbuilding, Newark NJ. April 2,5 1945.
Launched November 24 1945 and commissioned July 12, 1946.
Decommissioned (?).
Stricken October 1, 1979.
Sold to Taiwan December 17, 1980, renamed ROCS Yun Yang.
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.
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USS Brinkley Bass Assn

My Duties with USS Brinkley Bass
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 interesting.

May 1972  I transferred to the SelRes crew of USS Implicit (MSO-455).

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