USS Gwin
DD 772 (Sumner class)

Contributed by: the Son of MMFN Dobson

Builder:        Bethlehem Steel, San Pedro. 
Laid Down:      October 31, 1943
Launched:       April 9, 1944
Commissioned:   September 30, 1944
Decommissioned: Completed as Minelayer DM-33, Reclassified MMD-33 
                January 1, 1969. Decommissioned April 3, 1958
Fate:           To Turkey August 15, 1971. Renamed Muavenet,  
                Heavily damaged by Sea Sparrow Missile fired by 
                accident by USS Saratoga CV-60 during NATO exercise 
                on October 2, 1992. Stricken and broken up for scrap.

We are seeking information on the USS Gwin and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed 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.

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Here is a photo of the Gwin.

My dad was on the ship 1952-54. Next to his name on the caption, it has the initials MMFM.

I have a few more interesting things I have scanned concerning the Gwin, things he'd saved over the years. If you like, I can send them right on down to you.

My dad died late last year, and I have been going thru his photos, and thought I could help add some pictures to the site you've got here. I scanned the bottom of the ship photo, showing the ribbons, ports of call, planes downed, suicide planes, and invasions. Also, a pamphlet from the recommisioning of the ship July 8, 1952. A newspaper clipping from about a decade ago concerning the ship being accidently shot with a missile and being finally scrapped because of the damage.

Let me know if you want the other scans,

Joe Dobson

Picture taken in 1954 from. USS New Jersey
Hull #33 very clear in original.
Submitted by Bob Johnson

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