USS Gearing DD-710
2013 reunion,
Warwick, Rhode Island.

Photos and captions
from Faye and Bill Latta (PC3 65-67)





Mansion along Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI.



Wharf, Newport, RI.



Pier 2, former US Navy Destroyer Base, Newport, RI.



The super carrier, USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60) tied up to Pier 2, Newport, RI.
One of two ships bearing the name, this ship was one of four Forrestal Class
super carriers built for the US Navy in the 1950s.



Close-up of the super carrier, USS Saratoga (CV/CVA/CVB-60) tied up to Pier 2,
Newport, RI. One of two ships bearing the name, this ship was one of four
Forrestal Class super carriers built for the US Navy in the 1950s.



The original Shipbuilders’ model of the USS Gearing (DD-710)
on display at the US Navy Officers’ Club, Newport, RI.



Former crewmembers, their wives, and friends admiring
the original shipbuilders’ model of the USS Gearing (DD-710).



USS Gearing (DD-710) Association’s 2013 reunion luncheon
at the US Navy Officers’ Club, Newport, RI.



At the Officers' Club luncheon...
Front row center is Captain James W. Martin USN (Ret.)
Captain Martin was DD-710's Commanding Officer from July 1964 to April 1966.
Other shipmates in the photo served aboard the Gearing in those years.
Left to right...Front row: Larry Shongar (LTjg 63-65), Captain Martin,
Frank Goetschius (LTjg 63-65).
Back row: Bill Latta (PC3 65-67), Bob Witkowski (FTG3 65-66),
Dave Cooley (BT3 64-66) Dan Donohue (FTG3 65-66), Bob Perreault (QM3 64-66).



US Navy War College and Museum, Newport, RI.



Officers’ Club, Newport Naval Station, Newport, RI



Faye Latta standing beside a brass canon and in front of the Narragansett Bridge.



Goat Island at the mouth of Narragansett Bay with the Atlantic Ocean
on the horizon in the background. The USS Gearing (DD-710) and her
sister class destroyers passed many times through these narrows on
her way out to duty on the open seas.



The USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) at Battleship Cove
in Fall River, MA near Newport, RI, during a tour by the
USS Gearing (DD-710) Association members.



Former USS Gearing (DD-710) shipmates cross the brow of the
USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) with family and friends
to begin a tour of this historical Gearing Class destroyer.



Kathy Shongar and former USS Gearing Engineering Officer Larry Shongar
chat in the engineering spaces with current Navy officers during a tour
of the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850).



Ray Bento shares Navy memories with Dan Donohue and Faye Latta on the fantail
of the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) during a tour of the Gearing
Class destroyer at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA near Newport, RI.



The US Post Office on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850)
brings back memories of letters and packages from home
to the former crewmembers of the USS Gearing (DD-710)
during a tour of this historic Gearing Class destroyer.



Faye Latta discusses the history of the
USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850)
with Assistant Curator, Michael Angelini.



The USS Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.



Reading of the names and ringing of the bell on the USS Massachusetts (BB-59)
at Fall River, MA, during the annual reunion memorial service
for departed shipmates and spouses of the USS Gearing (DD-710).



Bob Harris prepares to toss the memorial wreath in memory of departed shipmates and
their spouses on the USS Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.



Former USS Gearing (DD-710) shipmate, Bobby Harris, tosses a memorial wreath
into the bay in honor and remembrance of the departed shipmates and spouses.



The memorial wreath floats slowly away, following the USS Gearing (DD-710)
Association’s memorial service for departed shipmates and spouses on board
the USS Massachusetts (BB-59) at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA.



The bridge of the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) brought back many memories
for former crewmembers of the USS Gearing (DD-710), during a tour of this historic
museum ship at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts.



The radar repeaters, vertical plot, and red lighting in CIC
(Combat Information Center) on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850)
brought back many memories for former shipmates of the USS Gearing (DD-710),
during their 26th annual reunion.



The OI (Operations and Intelligence) department’s enlisted crew compartment
immediately below the mess deck on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850).
It brought back many memories of trying to sleep while strapped in our racks
in rough seas and a friendly off-duty game of cards for former crewmembers
of the USS Gearing (DD-710) while on tour of the Kennedy.



The crew's mess decks on the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850) bring back
a lot of memories of meals served on the USS Gearing (DD-710) during a tour
of the Kennedy by former shipmates of the Gearing, their spouses, and friends.



The enlisted men’s steam line on the Kennedy
brought back many memories of good meals, or
not so good meals, for former shipmates of
USS Gearing (DD-710).



Faye Latta and Nancy Goetschius pose with a lion after a tour, during free time,
of the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport, RI.



Ladies display items brought and donated by members for the Ladies Auction,
a very popular and successful fundraiser for the Association.



Bidding gets very competitive for items during the Ladies Auction.