USS Rowan
DD 782 (Gearing class)

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Builder:        Todd Shipyards, Seattle
Laid Down:  	March 25 1944
Launched:       December 29 1944
Commissioned:  	March 31 1945
Decommissioned: December 18, 1976
Fate:           Stricken 1/30/76; To Taiwan 
                6/10/77, renamed Chao Yang; 
                Lost 8/22/77 while under tow 
                to Taiwan

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

The E-Mail:


Mark, My name is Loren R. Melton. I'm a retired FTCM USN, and I'm the secretary/Web master for the USS ROWAN DD782 Reunion Association. The URL for the web site is . We put out a newsleller, if you are interested I'm sure I could have a copy sent to Destroyers Online.

As you know my E-mail address is

I'm forwarding a copy of your e-mail to our Treasurer and our Historian

Keep up the good work, as I know the time it takes, o it must be a labor of Love.

Your Shipmate Loren

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