DE 424 (John C. Butler class)
We are seeking information on the USS Haas and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.
I read the e-mail from William Helean, sent on 11/28/05, and I just wanted to say that I was also on that same cruise as a Naval Reservist in June of 1956 aboard USS HAAS DE424 to Ciudad Trujillo (now called Santo Domingo) in the Dominican Republic. I got the worst sunburn of my life while standing talker watch on the bridge-huge blisters the size of silver dollars on my shoulders. I was a lowly seaman recruit. It was my first time at sea.
When I later went on active duty I went to Class A Electronics school at Treasure Island in San Francisco and then served aboard USS HIGBEE DDR806. One memory of Ciudad Trujillo was that the then dictator of the Dominican Republic, Trujillos' yacht, Evangeline, was tied to the dock just ahead of the HAAS. A very beautiful yacht and very fancy.
I sailed the Haas from Algeirs to Callo, Peru via Kingston Jamica & the Canal Zone as a pre-boot camp Reservist, SR in the Summer of 1957, I still have my Shellback card from crossing the Equator at 80- degrees 58-minutes W. on 26 JUN 57.
It's good to find the web page.
Lindsey C. English
I was a Naval Reservist who made the reserve cruise from the 8th Naval dock in Algeres, LA. June 1956. aboard the USS HAAS DE 424. The photo [above] is of the HAAS as she was tied up to the pier of Cidudad Trillio, Domenican Republic.
I hope you can use the picture.
William P. Helean RD 2, USNR-R
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