HELP SOLVE THE MYSTERY OF THESE PHOTOS...
The photos below were forwarded to USS Gearing Association's Dan Donohue in 2015 by Fred Petersen
(LT, 1957-1960). Although Fred recalls that he took the photos, we need some help from shipmates who might
remember this incident and to pinpoint what ship this is, or when, where and how it got damaged. Assuming the
pictures were taken from the deck of the Gearing then this must be a DD other than the Gearing, and an
incident occurring sometime during Fred Petersen's time on board DD-710... between 1957 and 1960.
In that time period our 28 Year History Recap mentions only storm damage repairs in 1957 and a collision with
a merchant ship off of Norfolk in 1959. DD-710 was damaged on the starboard side forward of the break.
Our mystery photos show the DD being damaged on the port side by Mount 53.
Has our ship's history omitted some history?
Does it need some amending?
Help solve the mystery of these photos...
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