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USS Woodrow R Thompson DD-721 COLLECTOR PIN
THIS PIN MEASURES 1 3/4 INCHES & HAS A DEEP POST BACKING!
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This collector pin is the most desirable of all Destroyer Pins & is considered the "crème de la crème" of ship pins as born out by the exceptional detail!
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This pin is worn & displayed proudly on the hats, uniforms, jackets, name tag, and equipment/duffel bags of NAVY DESTROYER personnel!
Giving a pin, with a unit's or individual's insignia is a military tradition intended to readily identify past and present. This is an impact award for immediate excellence. It does not have to go through a bureaucracy. Giving it to others is a sign of mutual respect...and shows pride in the individual and the Unit!
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YOU ARE BIDDING ON A RARE 1 3/4" COLLECTOR PIN OF THE GEARING CLASS DESTROYER PIN
THIS PIN HAS A DEEP SINGLE SPRING PIN BACKING.
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This great pin can be placed onto your jacket, blouse, or use it in a shadow box or display it as part of your military memorabilia collection.
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Early History: GEARING CLASS DESTROYERS
With the DD 692 SUMNER class continuing to be overloaded with anti-aircraft capabilities to protect the carrier forces, the resulting effect was a lack of speed and required range. By 1943, Adm. King accepted the BuShips recommendation that the SUMNER hull be lengthened by 14 feet so that an additional 160 tons of fuel could be carried resulting in an increase of range over the basic SUMNER by 30 percent.
The first ship to receive this new hull, was the GEARING (DD-710) and it became the lead ship of the 2,200 ton GEARING class destroyers.
Of the 98 commissioned GEARING class destroyers, 47 retained their DD classification prior to FRAM with three being disqualified due to having been modified for improved steam machinery testing (TIMMERMAN), advances in missile technologies (GYATT) and testing of an advanced propulsion system (WITEK). Of the remaining 44, ALL GEARINGS received the FRAM MK I reconstruction.
With the 14 foot extension provided in the middle of the ship, the added space proved vital in relocating some machinery for better balance whereas the Sumners were noted for being "Bow heavy". Other than the 14 foot extension, the SUMNERs and GEARING class destroyers were visually identical.
HOW FRAM EVOLVED For the GEARING class: By FY 1959, there remained 44 original GEARING class destroyers that had not been converted into either dedicated submarine warfare destroyers (DDE), hunter-killer destroyers (DDK), radar picket destroyers (DDR) or for specialized research. Further, several GEARINGS were simply not completed with their various parts going to other GEARINGs damaged in the course of operations (see "notes" below). The longer length GEARING class made excellent candidates for the FRAM program and while only 49 of ALL variants of GEARING class destroyers were scheduled for FRAM, that number eventually grew to include 80 vessels of the 98 commissioned. Of the remaining 18, 15 vessels received the MK 2 modernization.
The first GEARING to receive FRAM was the PERRY whose conversion commenced on 1 May 1959 and was completed on 1 April 1960 at the Boston Naval Shipyard. At a cost of $ 7,700,000, the FRAM MK 1 reconstruction level PERRY received set the level for all GEARINGS, except the WITEK.
This reconstruction included the installation of ASROC aft of the first stack, the DASH hangar and flight deck, the new SQS-23 sonar system and dome which had a detection range of 40,000 yards as well as either the SPS-29, -37 or -40 air-search radar which was needed to track the DASH helicopter in flight. Also included was the installation of two MK-32 triple torpedo launchers as well as a new superstructure with the main machinery either being replaced or overhauled. From the propellers to the shafts to the distilling plant to fuel systems, all machinery systems were either overhauled or replaced while maintaining below decks arrangement. The top deck however, with the installation of the DASH flight deck and hangar along with the ASROC launcher installed required a complete rearrangement.
The FRAM MK 1 reconstruction was somewhat different for the top deck arrangement of the GEARINGS. There were 2 variants of the FRAM MK-1 for the GEARINGS:
Here is a list of the Destroyers in the Gearing class....
GROUP A Ships: Removal of aft Twin 5 inch/38 caliber Gun mount (mount 53). GROUP A ships also received two MK10/11 Hedgehogs fitted on each side of the bridge at the O-1 level and had their MK-32 triple torpedo launchers aft of the second stack.
GROUP B Ships: They kept their more forward 5 inch mount (mount 51), lost the second mount (Mount 52) behind it and kept their aft 5 inch mount (mount 53). In place of mount 52, a practice 5 inch reloading machine was installed with the MK-32 triple torpedo launchers aft of the loader. Group B ships also received greater ASROC and torpedo storage areas next to the port side of the DASH hangar.
710 Gearing 711 Eugene A. Greene 712 Gyatt 713 Kenneth D. Bailey714 William R. Rush 715 William M. Wood 716 Wiltsie 717 Theodore E. Chandler 718 Hamner 719 Epperson 742 Frank Knox 743 Southerland 763 William C. Lawe 764 Lloyd Thomas 765 Keppler 782 Rowan 783 Gurke 784 McKean 785 Henderson 786 Richard B. Anderson 787 James E. Kyes 788 Hollister 789 Eversole 790 Shelton 805 Chevalier 806 Higbee 807 Benner 808 Dennis J. Buckley 817 Corry 818 New 819 Holder 820 Rich 821 Johnston 822 Robert H. McCard 823 Samuel B. Roberts 824 Basilone 825 Carpenter 826 Agerholm 827 Robert A. Owens 828 Timmerman 829 Myles C. Fox 830 Everett F. Larson 831 Goodrich 832 Hanson 833 Herbert J. Thomas 834 Turner 835 Charles P. Cecil 836 George K. MacKenzie 837 Sarsfield 838 Ernest G. Small 839 Power 840 Glennon 841 Noa 842 Fiske 843 Warrington 844 Perry 845 Baussell 846 Ozbourn 847 Robert L. Wilson 848 Witek 849 Richard E. Kraus 850 Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. 851 Rupertus 852 Leonard F. Mason 853 Charles H. Roan 858 Fred T. Berry 859 Norris 860 McCaffery 861 Harwood 862 Vogelgesang 863 Steinaker 864 Harold J. Ellison 865 Charles R. Ware 866 Cone 867 Stribling 868 Brownson 869 Arnold J. Isbell 870 Fechteler 871 Damato 872 Forrest Royal 873 Hawkins 874 Duncan 875 Henry W. Tucker 876 Rogers 877 Perkins 878 Vesole 879 Leary 880 Dyess 881 Bordelon 882 Furse 883 Newman K. Perry 884 Floyd B. Parks 885 John R. Craig 886 Orleck 887 Brinkley Bass 888 Stickell 889 O'Hare 890 Meredith
Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
This is a list of destroyer classes of the United States Navy.
- Bainbridge class — 13 ships, 1900–1902
- Truxtun class — 3 ships, 1901
- Smith class — 5 ships, 1908–1909
- Paulding class — 21 ships, 1909–1912
- Cassin class — 8 ships, 1912–1913
- O'Brien class — 6 ships, 1914–1915
- Tucker class — 6 ships, 1915
- Sampson class — 6 ships, 1916
- Caldwell class — 6 ships, 1917–1918
- Wickes class — 111 ships, 1917–1919
- Clemson class — 164 ships, 1919–1921
- Farragut class (1934) — 8 ships, 1934–1935
- Porter class — 8 ships, 1935–1936
- Mahan class — 18 ships, 1936–1936
- Gridley class — 4 ships, 1936–1938
- Bagley class — 8 ships, 1936–1937
- Somers class — 5 ships, 1937–1938
- Benham class — 10 ships, 1938–1939
- Sims class — 12 ships, 1938–1939
- Gleaves class — 66 ships, 1938–1943
- Benson class — 30 ships, 1939–1943
- Fletcher class — 175 ships, 1942–1944
- Allen M. Sumner class — 58 ships, 1943–1944
- Gearing class — 98 ships, 1944–1946
- Mitscher class — 4 ships, 1952
- Forrest Sherman class — 18 ships, 1956–1958
- Farragut class (1958) — 10 ships, 1958–1960
- Charles F. Adams class — 23 ships, 1959–1963
- Spruance class — 30 ships, 1973–1979
- Kidd class, a modified Spruance class — 4 ships, 1979–1982
- Arleigh Burke class — 36 ships, 1989– (further ships are being constructed or planned)
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I thought that hat looked good on the web it is awesome, thanks man!!! I have been retired almost 16 years and am always looking for quality Navy stuff because I'm proud of my service and proud of the Navy. You represent everything that is good about shopping with other veterans. Service was prompt the hat is excellent it arrived in perfect condition & the sticker & business card was a totally unexpected treat. I will be a multiple repeat customer & I will turn my buddies onto your e-bay store. I regret you only get 80 characters to leave feedback on ebay. I did my best there for you! You deserve it! Tanks Again Brother. Norm Copeland FTCS/SS USN RET.
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