USS Fechteler
DD 870 (Gearing class)

 Robert Ontiveros Em3 (USS Preston)
Photo taken from USS PRESTON during
a break in ASW off Hawaii. 1959

Builder:        Bethlehem Steel, S.I., NY 
Laid Down:  	April 12 1945
Launched:       May 19, 1951
Commissioned:  	September 19, 1945
Decommissioned: (?)
Fate:           Stricken 9/11/70; Sold 6/28/72 
                and broken up

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

The E-Mail:


Good to see that there is info about the old girl online. I was aboard her on the Pacific cruise in '68-'69. I still have my cruise bood and can share it with anyone interested. It would be great to hear from some other crew memebers.

Walt (Skip) Kennick

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