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USS Henry W. Tucker
DD 875

 

 

 

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Class: Gearing
Displacement:
2,425 tons
Length: 390'6"
Beam: 41'10"
Draft: 18'6"
Speed: 35 knots
Complement: 355
Armament: 6 5"/38, 8 40mm., 2x5 21" torpedo tubes
Power Source: High-pressure super-heated boilers, geared turbines with twin screws, 60,000 h.p.

 

 

 

Launched:
29 May 1944
Consolidated Steel Corp.
Orange, TX

 

 

 

Commissioned:
DD 875
12 March 1945
Orange, TX

 

 

 

First Commanding Officer:
Comdr. Bernard H. Meyer

 

 

 

Reclassified:
DD(R) 875
Radar Picket Destroyer
18 March 1949

 

 

 

Reclassified:
DD 875
15 March 1963

 

 

 

Decommissioned:
3 December 1973
San Diego, CA

 

 

 

Highlights:
> Aided in post-World War II occupation of Japan and repatriation of Japanese nationals
> Patrolled Pacific Ocean in connection with US atomic tests
> Hit by six enemy shells on 28 June 1951 as she steamed into Korea's Wonsan Harbor (two men injured and extensive damage to radar gear)
> Awarded seven battle stars for her participation in the Korean conflict
> First US ship to provide naval gunfire support against enemy targets in Vietnam on 16 May 1965

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran Information

from

Jim Alvarez

 

 

 

 

Jim Alvarez (GMG1, 69-70) is a VFW Post Commander and State Field Service Officer in California.  His particular interest is the difficulty in veterans getting VA disability, especially for Vietnam era exposure to Agent Orange.  He has been sending news items on a regular basis.  We feel it is important enough to create a special page just for the articles, legislation, etc. he sends us.  As Jim sends new information, it will be posted here.  Please check back often.

 

Please click on the links below.  They are listed by date, newest items first to the oldest.

 

30 Nov 07        VA Retro Pay Project Update

08 Nov 07        NVS Weekly Update

17 Aug 07        VA Rejects Proposed Fixes for Case Backlog

15 Aug 07        Wounded Vets Get Triple the Compensation When they

                        Get Help

13 Aug 07        NVS Weekly Update

13 Aug 07        Update Hypertension Herbicide Exposure

17 Apr 07         Blue Water Vets Must Wait Some More

08 Apr 07         New Trend Reveals Alarming Trend, Vets Disabilities

                        Being Downgraded

14 Mar 07        VA Hospital In Loma Linda Awaits Boxer’s Staff

25 Sep 06        Agent Orange – VA to Pay Vietnam Vets

25 Sep 06        Agent Orange (Haas vs. Nicholson) Decision

18 Aug 06        Agent Orange Decision

13 Aug 06        Update:  Hypertension Herbicide Exposure

26 Jul 06          Personality Disorder – Deliberate Misdiagnosis to avoid

                        Veterans’ Health Care Costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Henry W. Tucker
DD 875