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Welcome Aboard! is the premier source of the US Navy Destroyer USS Hanson DD832/DDR832. We are dedicated to preserving her history and the stories of the servicemen who once served faithfully aboard.

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January 27, 2023

Charleston Reunion Pictures (2023)

Roger Austin has shared some pictures from the Hanson's 2023 Reunion in Charleston, SC., you may view them here...


December 21, 2023

29th ANNUAL REUNION - 2024 Salt Lake City, UT

The attendees of the 2023 Hanson Reunion voted for the next Hanson Reunion to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Make your plans and look forward to reliving your Hanson days with your old shipmates. Preliminary plans are to have the reunion in the fall of 2024, more information will be posted later.

October, 2023

28th ANNUAL REUNION - 2023 Charleston, SC

The Hanson's 2023 Reunion was held in Charleston, SC from Monday October 2nd through Wednesday October 4, 2023. The venue and lodging were at the Town and Country Inn and Suites located at 2008 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC.
To all those that attended the reunion, thanks for participating and hope it was an enjoyable event for everyone. If anyone has pictures to share, please send us (administrator) an email so they can be shared with everyone.


Johnny Ray Swindle

Johnny Ray Swindle, RM3

Information needed on the late Johnny Ray Swindle who was on the Hanson until just before the 1964 FRAM I Conversion in San Diego.

Swindle, US Navy Radioman Third Class (RM3) was killed in San Diego1  along with his wife on February 5, 1964.

Did you know Swindle on board the Hanson? Where was the Hanson deployed during that time? Any aditional information is greatly appreciated. Please send any info to the administrator:  .


Ed McBain

Did you know?

While scouring through the internet for books or more information about the USS Hanson we found a special person that served aboard the ship. The subject's name is Salvatore Albert Lombino, or AKA  Ed McBain, the writer/screenwriter. He wrote his first murder mystery titled "Chalk" while serving on the Hanson. After receiving positive reviews form his fellow sailors he decided to become a writer.

In his memory, we have added him to our crew roster under his birth name. Salvatore Albert Lombino, 1926-2005.

More info: Wikipedia...; Google Books...

Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

USS Hanson Plaque

A plaque in proud memory of our departed shipmates of the USS Hanson has been placed at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Visit Mt. Soledad Memorial...

Contributors Needed

The information contained within the site is used as a reference by others around the internet. Around the web you will find references where this site is the source.

Many of you have contributed though the years by sending us your stories and experiences. Those stories are used by editors to paint a better and more complete picture of our history.

I wish to extent a thanks to all those who have contributed, and would like to see more stories come our way. No matter how unimportant you may think your memories are, we can let history decide that. So go ahead and sit down and start writing, or typing, or dictating to someone else. Your memories are not in the history books yet, this is your opportunity to get it out for the world to see it.

As always, thanks to all of you for your service and God bless.


Crew Email List

Now it's even easier to keep in contact with former shipmates. If you wish to have communicate with you, please fill out the registration form in the Crew section, or send us an email with your information. If you have changed your email, please let us know so we can update our records.

For security reasons no email addresses are displayed on the website to protect from unsolicited spam. All requests for emails are directed through the administrator and your email address will not be shared without your consent.

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