USS Duncan (DDR - 874)

" Galloping Ghost of the Korean Coast ".

USS Duncan {The Early Years: 1945-49}

1948 USS Duncan First Day Cover.

(Purchased on EBay by Peter Murray as gift to Duncan Association.)

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USS Duncan DD-874 crewmen shown here on the ship's commissioning day, February 25, 1945.

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Duncan refuels from Battleship Wisconsin during her maiden western pacific duty in 1945. .

(Courtesy of David Birch, son of Cdr. Stanley W. Birch, former Duncan Commanding Officer.)

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Duncan visits China shortly after the close of World War II

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1947 picture of Duncan in her original configuration.

Photo courtesy of Thomas Gumpf.

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March 1948, a gas explosion aboard duncan proves deadly!

SC3 Joseph Retcho's Sea Locker

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Joe and buddy "Funk."

(Photos supplied by Joseph Retcho.)

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USS Duncan visits Shanghai, China.

GM3 Harold Smith's Sea Locker

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Harold Smith aboard Duncan in 1945.

(Photos supplied by Harold Smith.)

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Two Liberty Cards from 1945.

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Duncan's first mascot named Whiskey in 1945.

Chief Shipfitter William A. Black's Sea Locker

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Three photos of Duncan WWII crewmember Shipfitter First Class and later CPO William A. Black
from 1945 and 1946. Chief Black pased away in May of 2000.

(Photos courtesy of his son, Brian McRill Black).

Miscellaneous Duncan Views (1945 - 1946)

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Duncan deck seaman Eugene McLaughlin (1945 - 46) contributed the table of images above. They present
several (to date) yet unidentified early Duncan crewmembers during Duncan's maiden western pacific cruise
following the end of World War II.

All Duncan Plankowners, put your memory caps on and help us put names to the faces above.

USS Duncan patroling Japanese Islands - 1946)

USS Duncan (DDR 874) off Japan's Myoka Oshima Islands in February 1946.

Photo courtesy of George D. Russell, USS Duncan Plankowner.

Duncan 1949 Division Photos

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L-R: Communications Division, CommDiv Crew Signatures, and Second Division.

Photos courtesy of George Giguere, and obtained with the assistance of Paul White and Darwin Saylor.

All Duncan 49ers, put your memory caps on and help us put names to the faces in the above photos.

Valiant Service in three Pacific Conflicts

World War II, Korea and Vietnam

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