USS Hanson
USS Hanson 832
In Memory of Those Who Have Gone Before

Others went out on the sea in ships... They saw the works of the LORD, his wonderful deeds in the deep. For he spoke and stirred up a tempest that lifted high the waves. They mounted up to the heavens and went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits' end. Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.
~Psalm 107:23-30


**Indicates former commanding officer.

Name Location On Hanson Date of Passing
Adair, Ken Crawfordsville, IN 1952-56 -
Alderman, Tom - 1960-62 2013, April 28
Allen, Lonnie Baltimore, MD 1951-53 2014, Jun 19
Anderson, Charles Fitchberg, MA 1948-52 1994
Anderson, Don Moorhead, MN 1956-57 1991, Aug 7
Anderson, John James - - -
Arndt, Henry Pottstown, PA 1948-50 2008, Apr
Ash, Ralph Davison, MI 1950-52 2004, Oct 9
Ashton, James Reno, NV - -
Bangs, Carrol Ed Ellenton, FL 1950-52 2008, Apr 24
Barnette, Edward N. San Jose, CA 1956-58 1994
Bates, Bill NA, NA 1951-56 -
Beach, Robert Buffalo, NY 1945-47 2007, Nov 13
Beamguard, David Clover, SC 1953-56 2012, Aug 13
Beck, Jerry Grand Island, NE 1959-62 2009, Dec 17
Belcher, Carroll Anna, IL - 2014, Apr 4
Bennett, Howard F. Birmingham, AL 1948-50 1995
Bennett, Kenneth Milwaukee, WI 1962 1983, Jun 15
Benson, Bill NA, NA 1945-48 -
Begeron, Gerald Houma, LA 1959-60 2010, Jul 1
Bishop, Charles - 1965-66 1980
Bogue, Arthur Florissant, MO 1953-55 1996, Feb 16
Brack, Wilbur R. McCracken, KS 1945 2006, Jun 25
Braswell, William Surf City, NC 1950-53 2015, July 7
Brinkley, Vernon E. St. Petersburg, FL 1945-46 1995, Feb 9
Brown, Clifford Brown Mill, NJ 1949-52 1988, Dec 28
Brown, Harold F. Fairfax, VA 1945-46 1984, Dec
Brown, William Charlotte, NC 1950-52 2004, Jul 9
Brownlowe, William E. Frederick, MD 1952-53 1979, Dec
Bryant, Willie Mars Hill, NC 1944-45 2000
Buettner, William Winchester, VA 1957-59 2003, Aug 13
Bullock, James Millersbury, PA 1949-52 2016, Oct 3
Bullard, Sam Salem, IL 1957-58 -
Burris, Wendell Blandburg, PA - 2005, Feb 10
Busik, William Annapolis, MD 1956-57 2005, Oct 16
Caldwell, Richard Chagrin Falls, OH 1947-49 1999, Oct 23
Campbell, Wayne Malvern, OH 1945-48 -
Cappetta, Saverio Upper Marlboro, MD 1947-52 2003, Jan 12
Carl, Charles Harrisburg, PA 1958-60 1998, Oct 9
Carlson, Phil Lapeer, MI 1956-58 2003, Sep
Carragher, John - 1945 -
Carrington, Jim - - 2009, Jun 1
Cartwright, Charles Cadiz, KY - 2015, Nov 11
Casey, John Baltimore, MD 1949-52 1999, Jan 20
Cason, William Baltimore, MD 1949-52 2017, Mar 15
Chapman, Charles Everett, WA 1968-69 1989, Oct 31
Cheek, Henry Click Winston Salem, NC 1955-56 1999
Ciszek, Frank Cumming, GA 1968-70 2016, Dec 20
Clamp, Robert Webster, NY 1947-51 2003, Apr 28
Clasen, Herbert Mulvane, KA - 2008, Feb 1
Clifton, Donald E. Orleans, MA 1946-49 -
Cobuzzi, Eugene Framingham, MA 1945-46 2007, Jan 4
Cocales, William Missoula, MT 1950-53 2002, Apr 17
Coe, James - - -
Conerby, Robert T. Heilwood, PA 1949-51 1990, Feb
Copeland, Luther - 1951 -
Cross, Sammy Joe - 1966 1968, Nov 10
Crowell, Sid Lexington, TN 1952-56 1995, Jun 17
Davis, Llyod Bybee, TN 1947-49 1999, Dec 2
Davisworth, Jimmy L. - 1949-50 1950, Dec 6
Dawson, Chuck Atoka, TN 1968-69 1999, Jul 15
DeLancey, Lou Newport, PA 1956-58 2014, Feb 23
DeNapoli, Thomas J. Medford, MA 1948-49 2005, Oct 22
DeSouza, Manuel R. - - 2000, May 5
Destin, Michael Destin, FL 1951-54 2001, Feb
Dinwiddie, Alvin W. ** - 1948-50 -
Dixon, Bruce R. Provo, UT 1945 2005, Oct 17
Donaldson, John Washingtonville, NY 1945-46 2011, Oct 4
Drew, Karl Eugene, OR 1945-46 -
Duffy, Richard Hemet, CA 1955-58 2007, Jan 27
Dutcher, C.E. - - 1963
Dysert, Jack Dunkirk, OH 1945-47 2006, Dec 3
Eckhert, Rick Columbus, IN 1952-56 -
Eckman, Jim Bettendorf, IA 1945-46 2012, Mar 18
Eidson, George San Diego, CA 1961-63 2003, Dec 16
Elliott, Bill Bellefontaine, OH 1968-71 2009, May 2
Fink, Francis Milford, DE 1956-58 1979
Fisher, Carl Cincinnati, OH 1957-60 -
Fleeson, Richard ** McLean, VA 1969-71 2001, Sep
Flippo, Hugh Adrian, MI 1946-49 2002, Jul 12
Fox Jr., Jimmy Lee Warner Robins, GA 1965-69 2000, Oct
Franch, Arden G. ** - 1964-66 2000
Frank, Melvin PA 1957-62 2017, April 30
Fredrickson, Richard Omaha, NE 1964-68 2004, Dec
Friedman, Harold Cleveland, OH 1945-46 -
Fulton, Lester Las Vegas, NV 1949-51 2008
Gable, Roy Alton Atlanta, GA - 1987, Jun 21
Gaddy, Robert Bernard, NC - 1992
George, Eugene Birmingham, AL 1946-47 2002, Dec 25
Gentle, Leslie Oroville, CA 1952-54 2002, Dec 10
Gentle, Richard Sacramento, CA 1952-54 1998, Feb 2
Getzik, Edward Cannonsburg, PA 1946-47 1995, May 13
Gilbert, Richard H. Madison Heights, VA 1948-50 2006, Jul 28
Goff, William Inkster, MI 1948-52 2003, Jan 18
Gonzolas, Speedy - 1963-66 2012,
Grzeskowiak, Anthony Willoughby, OH 1951 1998
Gutierrez, Philip Chula Vista, CA 1962-68 2004, Apr 12
Hale, Jack Died on board 1954-55 1955
Hart, CDR Edward Murrieta, CA 1950-53 2015, May 7
Hammond, Murray Magnolia, TX 1946 1997, Aug 19
Hands, Howard - - 2011, Apr
Heinecke, Walt Coronado, CA 1964-66 2014, May 24
Hendrickson, - - 1956-57 -
Helbert, Bob Smiths Station, AL - 2005, Dec 27
Heller, Stephen Washington, DC 1948-49 2005, May 7
Hicks, Marion Cookson, OK 1952-53 2010, Sep 22
Higgins, Robert Winston-Salem, NC 1951-55 2009, Oct 12
Hill, Leonard Lindsay, OK 1951-53 2008, Nov 24
Hines, John Longview, TX 1949-54 2014, Jun 14
Himmelberg, Henry Glasgow, MO 1946-47 2009, Mar 2
Hirschi, Maum Bountiful, UT - 2002, Dec 16
Hoffman, Gail San Diego, CA 1961-62 1999, Aug 19
Holbrook, Morris Yuma, AZ 1945-46 2005, Aug 13
Holtzman, Robert St. Clair Shores, MI 1946-47 2003, Mar 24
Holder, Luther - 1966-68 -
Horning, Wilbur Westlake, OH 1945-46 2002, Jan 20
Horton, Frank Claremont, NH 1947-50 2000, Apr 24
Hull, Eldon L. Dalton Gardens, ID 1969-71 2011, Mar 14
Howell, Curtis Ozark, MO 1951-55 2005, May 16
Hulslander, John Tuscon, AZ 1965-66 2015, Jan 26
Jacobs, Bill Webster, SD 1970-72 2001, May 1
Jacobsen, Arnold Concord, NH 1947-48 2003
Johnson, Leslie W. Richland, WA 1960-62 2002, Aug 14
Johnson, William Mesa, AZ 1950 2007, Dec 27
Judis, Billy F. CA 1959-61 1993
Kearcher, Jack Jeannette, PA 1957-58 2017, Feb 23
Kellems, John Watseka, IL 1965-67 -
Kennedy, Paul Dalton, GA 1945-46 2008, Sep 30
Kerr, Bill Garden Grove, CA 1969-72 2009, Sep 31
Key, Ted Roanoke, VA 1945-46 -
Kilpatrick, James Long Beach, CA 1954-57 1960
Knauer, Robert Colorado Springs, CO 1963-64 -
Korfias, Manuel Henry, IL 1960-62 1985, Dec 10
Krewson, Alfred G.M. Portland, OR 1965-69 2006, Jan 24
LaGree, Russell Newton, KS 1954-58 1984, Dec 21
Lambruschi, Reginald Croton-on-Hudson, NY 1950-52 1999, Sep 12
Langwell, John Paul -
LeBlanc, Leslie Livingston, TX 1957-5 2013, Oct 28
Libby, Calvin - 1951 -
Lewis, John J. Baltimore, MD 1945 1972, Nov 13
Little, Doug Murray, UT 1957-60 2012, Jan 15
Loeb, Ralph Austin, TX 1945-46 2014, Nov 27
Losch, Paul - 1952-56 1980
Long, Sam West Chester, PA 1948-50 2017, May 15
Lovata, Albert Walnut Creek, CA 1949-50 2006, Sep 30
Love, James Brownville, CA 1954-57 2002, Dec 13
Lynn, David Corrales, NM 1952-55 2003, Apr 11
MacLeod, Lester L. - 1966 1966, Oct 19
Marks, Fredrick R. - 1954-56 2012, Oct 19
Matarrese, Leonard Lombard, IL 1952-55 2007, Jul
Matthews, Jerry F Winlock, WA 1954-58 2016, Mar 24
Mattison, David Shaftsbury, VT 1947-51 1999, Sep 22
McClure, Charles Tacoma, WA 1955-59 2003, Jun 9
McCutchan, Leon Belknap, IL 1953-57 -
McDonald, Billie Beaumont, TX 1951-54 2008, Nov 16
McLay, William "Bill" Warminster, PA 1945-46 2014, Jun 17
McLeod, John D. Edgewater, FL - -
McNeill, William Lumberton, NC 1945-46 1998, Dec 17
Milborn, Jimmy Lee Kansas City, MO 1955-56 2004, Oct 15
Mitchell, Jerry Spring Arbor, MI 1955-56 2005, Sep 13
Moore, John Wills Point, TX 1964-67 2002, May 5
Morgan, George Kerrville, TX 1945 1994
Morris, Robert Indianapolis, IN 1952-56 1999, Sep 20
Murphy, Floyd E. Northborough, MA 1945-46 2007, Dec 20
Murray, Phil Cincinnati, OH 1945-46 2009, Sep 8
Narkiewicz, Robert DeLand, FL 1949-53 2013, Oct
Needham, Richard Viola, IL 1960-64 1970
Neuhalfen, Vernon A. Hartington, NE 1951-55 1999, Jul 5
Nixon, Bruce Provo, UT 1945 2005, Oct 17
Norman, Jimmy Longview, TX - 1961
Oksen, Ralph Salinas, CA 1955-59 2006, Jan 15
Olsen, Gary - 1955-57 -
Orndoff, Jerry Sulphur, LA 1945-46 2007, Apr 13
O'Toole, John C. Reseda, CA 1948-51 2007, Sep 7
Parham Jr, John C. ** - 1945 -
Pastour, Harold Palos Heights, IL 1957 2003, Oct 27
Patterson, Bill Greenville, TX - 2012, Apr 7
Paxton, Jim High Springs, FL 1952-54 2003, Jul 25
Perry, James Imperial Beach, CA 1971-73 2012, Mar 17
Pherigo, Lester Loves Park, IL 1949-52 1981
Pigula, Jerry Pensacola, FL - 2011, Sep 2
Pisca, Paul Phillips, WI 1952-56 1998, Apr
Plante, Stanley San Bruno, CA 1953-54 2008, Nov 26
Ponce, Tony Yuma, AZ 1954-58 2008, Oct 20
Pondekas, Gregory Trenton, NJ 1945-46 -
Powell, Judd Chula Vista, CA 1960-63 2005, May 7
Pugh, Gerald Jacksonville, FL 1951-55 2011, Jul 22
Purser, Rudolph - 1968-72 2013, Aug 21
Pye, Marion - 1950-53 1997
Rawling, Dan "Smiley" Sheboygan, WI 1970-72 2005, May 17
Reckstine, Jack Prattsville, AL 1955-58 2008, Oct 29
Render, George - 1960-61 -
Rich, Robert Lancaster, NH - 1990, Aug 21
Richards, Allen IA 1953 1985
Richardson, Walter Andalusia, AL 1952-53 -
Robinson, John Naubinway, MI 1948-52 2013, Mar 5
Roe, Wally Geneva, NE 1951-55 2008, Jan 16
Roth, Gordon Cannon Country, CA 1957-58 2005, May 6
Rudd, Gary Anaheim, CA - 2012, Jun
Ruffa, William - - 2001, Nov 12
Saucerman, Richard Rockport, IN 1949-50 1984
Salega, Peter - 1945 1987
Sands, Richard Burbank, CA 1958-59 -
Sara, Raymond Strongsville, OH 1945-46 2002, Nov 20
Schimpf, Harvey Thousand Oaks, CA 1955-59 1965
Sedwick, John W. ** - 1957-58 -
Shadwick, Warren Vancouver, WA 1970-73 2004, Feb 21
Sigurdson, Sigurdur E. - 1951-55 1983, Mar 28
Simpson, John P. Houston, TX 1949-52 2015, Feb 17
Skenadore, Artley M. - 1946-48 -
Stake, Kenneth - 1970 2008, Mar 31
Steetman, Charley SC 1951-55 -
Stephenson, Robert Ward, AL 1947 2009, Mar 4
Stockton, Kenneth Pasadena, CA 1945-46 1992, Jun 16
Stoffel, R.W. Evergreen, CO 1952-53 2008
Storms, Bennie L. Clarkton, SC 1950-54 2011, Mar 2
Smith, Bobby Newton, KS 1956 -
Smith, Ted - 1947 2000, Jul
Steakin, Cornelius Bronx, NY 1949-51 -
Stewart, Brook L. Gonzales, LA 1947 2004, May
Stewart, Milton E. - 1959-61 -
Stoffel, Robert Evergreen, CO 1952-53 2009, Jun 12
Stroud, Louis S. Lake Charles, LA 1946-47 1968, Oct
Stutsman, Fred Grants Pass, OR 1954-55 2000, May 5
Sueston, Dan Colorado Springs, CO 1966-71 2005, Feb 20
Swartz, James St. Joseph, MO 1949 -
Swift, Charles San Diego, CA - 2006, Aug
Swint, Frank Died on board 1945 1945
Sykola, Samuel Sharpsville, PA Plank Owner 2017, Feb 5
Thompson "Red", William Greenwood, SC 1970-72 2014, Jun 11
Thurlow, Frank Atlantic Beach, FL 1952-56 2007, Sep 27
Titterness, Peter - 1950-51 1988
Tobsig, Henry Garnerville, NY - -
Trostle, William Denver, CO - 2000
Trunk, Hollis Brookpark, OH 1945-46 1999, Oct 29
Tryon, Henry A. San Antonio, TX 1950-51 2006, Nov 7
Twomey, John Chesapeake, VA 1948-52 1998, Jan 17
Updegrave, Henry - - -
Veller, Ernie Centralia, IL 1945-46 2004, Jun 8
Wagner, Richard W. Milwaukee, WI 1950 2009, Nov 25
Walth, Jacob - - -
Warchol, Andrew Lodi, NJ 1945-46 1999, Feb 18
Wass, Harry Mariposa, CA 1949-53 2005, Mar 26
Watson, Ian M. ** San Diego, CA 1971-73 1998, Dec 31
Watson, Jim Rutherfordion, NC 1966-70 2010, Mar 20
Weatherly, Aubrey Pine Hill, AL 1945 1993, Jul 11
Weatherwax, Hazlett P. ** - 1946-47 -
Weber, Joseph Moro, OR 1960-64 2006, May 10
Webster, Paul Marblehead, MA 1945-48 1998, May 2
Wehner, Robert Fremont, NE 1946-47 2014, Jan 23
Welte, Cecil R. ** - 1950-51 1991
Wicker, Leslie San Diego, CA 1951-55 2005, Mar 6
Wilder, Philip New Oxford, MA - 1989, Dec 29
Wilyard, Robert Edgewater, FL - 2004, Aug 2
Williams, Glenn Forsyth, MT 1967-72 2004, Sep 13
Whittle, Henry Danville, VA 1946-48 1999, Oct
Willis, Darrell Marion, OH 1948-49 2001, Mar 11
Willoughby, James Athens, GA 1968-69 1975
Wist, Nils Burlington, MA 1952-54 2005, Jul 13
Wolfe, Donald E. Aberdeen, MD 1947-51 2005, May 26
Wood, Bob Gainesville, TX 1960 2007, Apr 16
Wright, Asbury Powell, TN 1945-46 2010, Jun 8
Wyatt, Stephan C. Hicksville, NY 1966 1999, Sep
Young, Robert Darien, CT 1945-47 2004, Apr 3