USS Hamner
DD 718 (Gearing class)

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Builder:        Federal Shipbuilding, Newark NJ.
Laid Down:  	April 25, 1945
Launched:       November 24, 1945
Commissioned:  	July 12, 1946
Decommissioned: ?
Fate:           Stricken 10/1/79; To Taiwan 
                12/17/80, renamed Yun Hang. 
                Reclassified as DDG-927; 
                Still active in Taiwanese Navy 
                as of 5/98. 

We are seeking information on the USS Hamner and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.

The E-Mail:


Hello Mark,

My mother is 82 years old. Her name is Joan Hamner. This ship was named after her brother, Henry Rawlings Hamner, but every one called him "Pete." I have printed off as much as I could for her and she will be thrilled to see this web site.

Do you know the name of the first Captain of the Hamner? I am thinking it would be great if he had a web site so she might communicate with him, if at all possible.


Bill Tuthill

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