USS Frank E. Evans
DD-754 (Sumner Class)

Builder:        Bethlehem Steel, Staten Is.
Laid Down:      April 21, 1944
Launched:       October 3, 1944
Commissioned:   February 3, 1945
Decommissioned: July 1, 1969 (Stricken)
Fate:           Cut in half in collision with HMAS Melbourne
                off Luzon June 3, 1969. Bow section sank and
                stern section was sunk as target in 
                Subic Bay October 10, 1969

“USS F.E. Evans (754) 29 Nov 1945
at Whang-Poo River Shanghi China”
( Another View.)
Contributed by: Paul Hanson

We are seeking information on the USS Frank E. Evans and her crews. Files and photos may be emailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page. When enough information has been assembled we will then build the ship her own section.

Photo contributed by Carl Lenz


Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 09:31:45 -0600
From: KenJudy
Subject: U.S.S. Frank E. Evans

Dear Shipmates,

    The Captain of the HMAS Melbourne at the time of the accident was John Stevenson, his wife Jo has written several books and is in the process of writing another and wants to include some of the incidents that took place during and following the collision. They are quite anxious to receive some stories as they are nearing a deadline. Please contact them at and pass on some of your experiences. Again, as stated earlier, they are at a sense of urgency so please contact them as soon as possible.

Lest We Forget Them!
Ken Adams

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