USS Towers
DDG 9 (Charles F. Adams Class)

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Builder:       Todd Shipbuilding, Seattle
Laid Down:     April 1, 1958
Launched:      April 23, 1959
Commissioned:  June 6, 1961

We are seeking information and photos of the USS Towers and her crews. All information and photos can be e-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into this page.

In addition to our website, you can find more info on the Towers website and the Charles Adams site.

The E-mail:

Subject: USS Towers DDG 9
Date: 27 Nov 1997
From: Gus & Lynn DeFore

Hi, my name is Gus DeFore in Camarillo Ca. I was on the USS Towers DDG 9 from 1963 to 1966. I served in Vietnam waters twice during that time. I would like to know how to contact shipmates. I was a Sonarman and took many pictures on board. My E-mail address is I look forward to hearing from you or anyone who can help me locate my shipmates.


Gus DeFore

Mike Ellis - Fantail watch (1970-71)
Fantail watch - Mike Ellis (1970-71)

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