DD 848 (Gearing Class)
USS Witek DD 848
Photo courtesy Dennis Rohde
Builder: Bath Iron Works Laid Down: July 16, 1945 Launched: February 2, 1946 Commissioned: April 25, 1946 Completed: April 25, 1946 Fate: Stricken September 17, 1968
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Displacement: 2,425 tons (3,479 tons full load) Length: 390 feet 6 inches Beam: 40 feet 10 inches Draught: 14 feet 4 inches (mean) Machinery: four Babcock & Wilcox boilers; 2-shaft G.E.C. geared turbines Performance: 60,000 shp for 35 knots Bunkerage: 740 tons Range: 4,500 nautical miles at 20 knots Guns: Six 5 inch DP; twelve 40 mm; eleven 20 mm Torpedoes: ten 21 inch in two mounts
Subject: Maybe you cn help me for my Father...
Hello, and thanx for posting sites like this for people like my father, Gerhard Elwert.
My father served during the Korean war on a Destroyer ship called the USS Witek DD 848. He was enlisted from August of 1948 to July of 1952.
Just the other day he asked me to pull up the Witek web site for him.
My father has always shown a intrest in history and things since past in
his personal life. My father has just turned 70 yrs old and seems to be
looking for fond memories from his youth and his Navy days if you help
me to locate information on former crew members or collectable information
for my father during the time he was enlisted that would be greatly appreciated.
It would put a smile on my fathers face.
Thank you for your assitance in this matter.
P.S. My father received some information about a reunion of former shipmates that
Subject: Attn: Witek EDD 848 or reunion Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2000 18:47:39 -0600 From: "Fernandes" "firstname.lastname@example.org" To: Destroyers Online My Dad served aboard the Witek during the Korean War and is active in the Tin Can Sailor Org. He is also active in planning reunions and would love to hear from shipmates. Contact me at "email@example.com" for details. Russ Fernandes Jr.
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