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A Gearing Class Destroyer

From her Pacific Seabottom point of eternal rest Duncan echoes to her crew ---

"They called each other 'Captain,' 'Sir,' 'Executive Officer,' 'Departments,' and 'Crew,' but to me they were all my lovers --- The Duncaneers --- Who else but a people with such deep affection would have taken such tender care of me?"

USS Duncan (DDR 874) Launched
February 25, 1945 in Orange, Texas

USS Duncan DDR 874 Gunfire Mission off Vietnam Listen!

Audio tape of sound powered telephone traffic when the Duncan engaged the N. Vietnamese shore batteries in 1967. Listen!

USS Duncan mission actions and ordinance expended with results for the period 1967 - 1970 can be read Here!

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Duncan Alongside Samuel Gompers AD37, Subic Bay, P.I.

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by Gompers former crewmember John M. Evans.

This photo was taken by the PAO photographer from the USS Samuel Gompers AD 37, while standing on one of the destroyers at the Subic Bay Piers. I was stationed aboard the Gompers from 68-72, during a time when gun barrel replacement was the order of the day, and we replaced many. FYI, ships to port are USS Coontz DLG 9, USS Hopewell DD 681, USS Duncan DDR 874, and the USS Hubbard DD 748. It was an honor and a privilage to provide support services to this great group of veteran destroyers. Though many of these ships are now gone, our memories of them will always endure. Fair winds and following seas, John M. Evans

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The Duncan Crew

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Ship Newsletter "The Duncan Draft"
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The following individuals have graciously provided the loan of cruisebooks, photos, documents as well as personal recollections and stories for this website. It is with deep appreciation that their names are listed here for due credit.

Peter Buenz, Peter Murray, Tom Lathrop, John Bonner, Ronald Halbreigh, Milton Baker Jr., Charlie Kappas, Bill Maslak, Ron LeMasters, Harry Hinton, Paul VanLeunen, Joseph Retcho, Joe Sissom, David Birch, Dave Morgan, Glenn Travis, Les Beyer, Patrick McKenna, Bernard Drury, Brian Blair, Edward McGinty, David Cummings, Don Summit, John Pelleriti, Ralph Holland, Jim Hall, Thom Springer, Robert Ellis, Ken Hicks, Joe Gregory, John Brooks, Glenn Schmidt, Harold Tuberville, Fred Hoeppner, Harry Layne, Milton S. Baker, Jr., Richard Gillet, David Walrod, Jack Zydonik, Mike Eckard, Jack and Diane Golden, Capt. Alexander G. Monroe, USNR(Ret.), Ted Herr, Joe Rice, Jim Toole, Francis Mino, W. Clark Smith, Harold Smith, Brian McRill Black and Capt. William Bruce Althoff, USN (Ret.), Nate Barsky, Bill Blasdell, Ron Boaz, Ray Hartman, Harvey Foster, Doug Quinn, Dee Schuyler, T.J. Pate, Roy Boehm, Jim Mead, Gary Jaacks, Eugene McLaaughlin, Ed Truitt, Winston Caldwell, Oscar DeSilver, Terry Snyder, John White, Darwin Saylor Tim Murphy, John M. Evans, Ray Young, and Rebecca Livingston an archivist with the Old Navy branch of the National Archives.

Additional names will appear here as material is donated and placed on the site. Many thanks - Webmaster.

Valiant Service in three Pacific Conflicts

World War II, Korea and Vietnam

Group is dedicated to restoring Orleck destroyer

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