USS Henderson
DD 785 (Gearing class)

Courtesy of former CO Robert E. Karas


Builder:       Todd Pacific Shipyards
Laid Down:     October 27, 1944
Launched:      May 28, 1945
Commissioned:  August 4, 1945
Fate:          Stricken October 1, 1980

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


Subject: Post Fram Gearing Destroyers e.g. USS Henderson
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003
From: Robert E. Karas
To: DestroyersOnline.com

Mark,

I have a question that has been bouncing around during our recent reunion and a number of e-mails since then.

Would you know the NSFO fuel capacity of the Gearings after Fram??

I've tried to find out but so far the numbers just don't add up.

If you have a number it would be greatly appreciated, If not then thanks for trying.

Warm Regards,

Bob-Karas
CO, Henderson (71-73)


List of C.O.'s:

04 AUG 45 - 11 OCT 46  CDR. H. A. KNOERTZER, USN  (FIRST CO)
11 OCT 46 - 12 JUN 48  CDR. C. F. BAILEY, USN
12 JUN 48 - 01 APR 50  CDR. T. W. SAMUEL, USN             
01 APR 50 - 28 JUL 51  CDR. W. S. STEWART, USN
28 JUL 51 - 16 APR 53  CDR. J. C. MATTHEWS, USN
16 APR 53 - 22 JAN 55  CDR. H. G. KIRKPATRICK, USN
22 JAN 55 - 20 NOV 56  CDR. J. K. WILLIAMS, USN
20 NOV 56 - 08 APR 58  CDR. B. T. DOUGLAS, USN
08 APR 58 - 22 JUL 59  CDR. D. H. BAGLEY, USN
22 JUL 59 - 26 JUN 61  CDR. R. F. MERRILL, USN
26 JUN 61 - 03 FEB 62  CDR. J.    BAER, USN
03 FEB 62 - 13 JUL 63  CDR. J. E. RAWLS, USN
13 JUL 63 - 22 JAN 65  CDR. D. T. POE, USN
22 JAN 65 - 24 AUG 66  CDR. E. J. BROWN, USN
24 AUG 66 - 07 NOV 67  CDR. J. S. ELFELDT, USN
07 NOV 67 - 06 AUG 69  CDR. P. V. BORLAUG, USN
06 AUG 69 - 23 JUL 70  CDR. R. A. MESLER, USN
23 JUL 70 - 22 OCT 71  CDR. R. H. SULLIVAN, USN
22 OCT 71 - 29 JUN 73  CDR. R. E. KARAS, USN
29 JUN 73 - 29 JUN 76  CDR. W. M. CROWE Jr, USN
    (Ship Enters Naval Reserve Fleet)
29 JUN 76 - 07 OCT 78  CDR. G. E. SHRADER, USN
07 OCT 78 - 30 SEP 80  CDR. J. R. SIEMER, USN (Last CO)



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