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The USS Hanson 832 website is going through an update so please be patient while we complete the transition to our new layout. We are making the site mobile friendly for easier access from your phone or tablet.
This home page gives you a preview of what the rest of the site will look like. We hope you all enjoy it.

April 14, 2018

What: Hanson Reunion
Date: September 16-18, 2018
Location: San Diego, CA
Ben and his Committee have been working hard preparing for our San Diego visit. When we receive the complete information ready for publication it will place here on the Hanson website. Plan now to meet with your former shipmates and family in San Diego on September 16-18.

USS Hanson PlaqueMarch 17, 2018

A new page has been added to the site for the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial where a plaque in proud memory of our departed shipmates of the USS Hanson has been placed. Mt. Soledad Memorial page...

March 13, 2018

*** Admiral Stansfield Turner, USN (retired) ***
The funeral for ADM Stansfield Turner, USN (ret.) will be held on May 1, 2018 at the U.S. Naval Academy Chapel at 11:00am. Immediately following the service, Admiral Turner will be interred with full military honors at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery.
A reception will follow interment at the N* Star Room located inside the Naval Academy Football Stadium. Due to extremely limited parking at the Academy, all guests are requested to park at the Naval Academy Football Stadium, 511 Taylor Avenue, Blue Lot, Gate 5. Announce you are attending the Turner Funeral and you will be directed to the parking area where buses will commence shuttling guests at 10 am to the Chapel. Following the service, buses will be available to shuttle guests to the gravesite, and the reception. All are welcome to attend the reception in the N* Room.
If you require overnight accommodations, a block of rooms has been reserved at the hotels listed below. Mention “Turner Funeral” when making the reservations.

The Westin Annapolis, 100 Westgate Circle, Annapolis; (410) 972-4300
Loews Annapolis Hotel, 126 West Street, Annapolis; (800) 526-2593

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Admiral Stansfield Turner Endowed Scholarship Fund, U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 291 Wood Road, Beach Hall, Annapolis, MD 21402.

All are welcome to attend. Kindly contact Pat Moynihan at with any questions, or to indicate your intention to attend.

Admiral Turner served aboard the USS Hanson as a Lieutenant in 1952-53.

December 24, 2017

Just posted a fresh set of WestPac 1956 pictures in the Gallery. Many thanks to Arkie Pearson for sharing with everyone.
Keep them coming everyone. Put them old paper pictures in the scanner and send them to us to post here. History only happens once.

June 4, 2017

A new set of pictures of the 2007 Reunion in Jacksonville, FL has been published in the Picture Gallery for your enjoyment. Thanks to Roger Austin for sharing them with us.

May 30, 2017

The USS HANSON DD/DDR 832 Annual Reunion for 2017 will be held in Nashville, TN.
For more information download the Newsletter...

In Memoriam

In loving memory of our friend and shipmate Jack Kearcher...

August 20, 2016

The 2016 Annual Reunion was held in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 18 to Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center. Brochure...

January 22, 2016

The Winter 2016 Hanson Newsletter is here! In it you will find information on the upcoming Hanson 2016 Reunion.

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