USS Thomason
DE 203 (Buckley Class)

Photo courtesy Lee Miller

Builder:        Charlston Navy Yard
Laid Down:      June 5, 1943
Launched:       August 23, 1943
Commissioned:   December 10, 1943
Decommissioned: May 22, 1946
Fate:           Stricken June 30, 1968 - Sold

We are seeking information on the USS Thomason 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.

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Contributed by: Mike McGuire

The Sailor on the right is my father, Jack McGuire who served on the USS Thomason, DE 203. I do not Know the other 2 Sailors or the Lady in the photo, hopefully some one might. I think the photo was taken in San Diego. The writing on the back of the photo has:

    "Oct 27/45
    First night back in the States, just back from the Pacific (hell hole)"

Photo courtesy Gordon P Brown
Seaman 1st Class, Joseph A Hughes 1943 -1945

Here is a Picture of a Crewman. Seaman 1st Class, Joseph A Hughes 1943 -1945. Do you know the full extent as to all of the Awards that were awared to the Crew of the USS Thomason during the war. Joe is currenty in a Nursing home in Huntsville AL. Tut Van Veterans Nursing home.

Gordon P Brown
IA Engineer @ BAE Systems
GMD Component

[Above] you will find a photo of Charles Teer; my grandfather. He served aboard the USS Thomason her entire short life during the war.

After the war he returned to Hartford City, Indiana and worked 50 plus years at the Overhead Door Company. He still lives there today with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He is enjoying a healthy life of retirement with family.


Jeffrey D. Fuller
USS Carl Vinson CVN70
Grandson of Charles Teer

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