USS Ernest G. Small
DD 838 (Gearing class)

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Builder:        Bath Iron Works, Bath ME 
Laid Down:  	January 30, 1945
Launched:       June 14, 1945
Commissioned:  	August 21, 1945
Decommissioned: ?
Fate:           Stricken (USN) 11/13/70; 
                To Taiwan 4/13/71, renamed Fu Yang. 
                Sunk as a target 10/8/03

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

The E-mail:


Dear Mr. Roberts,

My grandfather served on the U.S.S. Small and was aboard when the bow was blown off by a mine in Korea. He later recieved the Purple Heart for being wounded during the incident. If you are needing information please feel free to email me. His name is Aurthur Alex Knopp born, raised, and currently residing in Fredricksburg, Texas. My email address is

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