USS James E. Kyes
DD 787 (Gearing class)

Contributed by: Rocci Ratay

Builder:        Todd Shipyards, Seattle.  
Laid Down:  	December 27, 1944
Launched:       August 4, 1945
Commissioned:  	February 8, 1946
Decommissioned: ?
Fate:  		    To Taiwan April 18 1973, renamed Chien Yang 
                Decommissioned sometime after 1998  ???
				
				

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Heading home to San Diego, 1946. We were first plank owners on the Kyes.
Pictured are Cabrera, Shanon, Hempel, Roberts, Brown, Coull, Myars, Carlson & Ski.
Contributed by: Wally Cabrera


Wally Cabrera and John J. O'Connor Contributed by: Wally Cabrera

© Sam Macaluso


More Photo's:

Photo 002 Sasebo Japan, February 1964 (right-to-left): James E. Kyes, USS Walke (DD-723) and USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) obscured © Kurt Volker (1963-65)

Photo 003 March, 1964: USS James E. Kyes takes it "green" in the Sea of Japan. © Kurt Volker (1963-65)

Photo 004 E - gang. Photos taken during a Westpac in 1967 or 68. Jack Martin

Photo 005 Hi To all This picture was taken in 1967 or 68 on the James E. Kyes DD787. I jokingly posed and stopped but one of shipmates said to do it so I did. Nice looking back at the great physical condition I was in. Of course time does change that. Ha ha. I have more pictures of me and two other fellows free diving at Grande Island instead of boozing it up. I still keep in contact with one of them, Lyle Freiberg in Wisconsin. From that experience I got heavy into scuba diving and free diving in California and I still do it at the age of sixty one. We had a great adventure both on and off the ship. If you want to see a couple Grande pictures just email me. Thanks, Sam Macaluso

Photo 007 Radar gang 1967 Contributed by: JOHN E LANDERS

Photo 008 Off the coast of Nam, 1967 after giving supplies to one of the swift boats. (Point Cypress CG 82326) Contributed by: JOHN E LANDERS

Photo 009 Frank Ratay aboard the Kyes in 1953 Contributed by: Rocci Ratay

Photo 011 Torpedo practice, 1946 Contributed by: Wally Cabrera

Photo 013 I sent these photo’s a while back. They were taken by my father P.R. (Bob) English while aboard the Kyes in Korea in 1953. The ship was hit by North Korean fire from shore. I have more pictures if you want them. My father is still alive and I’ll ask him for more details.
Contributed by: Capel English

Photo 014 Battle Damage: Same as #13 (above)
Contributed by: Capel English


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