USS Jenkins
DD 447 (Fletcher class)

contributed by: Danver Tarin

Builder:         Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny NJ.
Laid Down:  	 November 27, 1941
Launched:        June 21, 1942
Commissioned:  	 July 31, 1942
Decommissioned:  May 1, 1946
Recommissioned:  November 2, 1951
Decommissioned:  1969 (?)
Fate:            Sold 02/17/71 and broken 
                 up for scrap. 

We are seeking information on the USS Jenkins and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

April Reunion

January 27, 2006


My name is Beverly and I’m with “Vegas Club Deals” here in Las Vegas. We are an on-line reservation and VIP service company specializing in limousine services, golf outings, tours, show tickets, airline reservations, hotel reservations and bachelor/bachelorette parties. We also offer VIP hosted entry into the upscale night clubs in town. No waiting in line, one of our hosts will walk the clients right through the front door. In the near future, we will also be offering private jet services. If you need assistance with any of these details, please contact us so we may be of service to you while you are here in town.

In addition, we would like to treat you and your fellow conventioneers to a free one hour open bar party at Treasures Gentlemen’s Club here in Las Vegas. It would give you an opportunity to relax after a long day and visit with your friends and new acquaintances. Treasures is an absolutely beautiful club and I think you will be impressed with both the interior and exterior. We also have a 4 star steak house located inside the premises. Please e-mail me or give me a call if you would like to participate in this event so I can begin making a reservation for you and your group.

You may also view our website at and see what types of packages we have to offer. I am usually in the office Monday through Friday, 9:30 to 5:30 pm. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards,

Beverly Grau
Vegas Club Deals

The E-mail:


Hello, Mark,

I received your email and would like to let you know that I was a pipe fitter, 3rd class on the Jenkins 447 in 1958 and 1959 at Pearl Harbor, Hi with Des253 Pineapple fleet. It consist of about 12 destroyers. Made one 6 month west pack cruise. Went to one reunion for the Jenkins in 1993 in Indiana. Haven't been to any others, tho. Would you please take the time to notify me if you hear from anyone else who was on the ship at the same time? I would love to hear from them.

Thanks for your input to the Destroyers Online.

Charles E Langford, Sr

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