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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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August 28, 2021

Alexandria Reunion Pictures (2019)

Roger Austin has shared some pictures from the Hanson's 2019 Reunion in Alexandria, VA., you may view them here...



The 2021 USS Hanson Annual Reunion was held in Branson, MO. Tom and Rada Givan were the hosts of this year's reunion, many thanks to them for their efforts. And, thanks to all those who were able to attend the reunion.

If anyone has pictures of the reunion, please send them to us to share in the website.


Branson, MO
Branson, MO

March 21, 2021

Stories and Salty Tales

Roger Chagnon has shared a new story from Operation Custom Tailor in 1972, it is listed in the Stories and Salty Tales. Roger has a good sense of humor, so go and read his story, or salty tale, you'll like it.

Got a story to share? We surely can use anything you have.


October 25, 2020

Hanson Ship Departments & Stories

In this new section listed under "The Ship" menu, we seek to capture the Hanson's departments and the sailors who served on them. We intend to showcase stories as it relates to how they functioned in the broad scheme of ship operations.
So to kick it off, Roger G. Chagnon, Jr. has contributed an awesome article titled "Signal Bridge and the Signalmen who worked it". More articles will be needed so please help us out. Tell us about your department on the ship, what you did, how it all worked.
Hope to hear from you soon.


Ed McBain Did You Know?

While scouring through the internet for books or more information about the USS Hanson I ran into a special person that served aboard the ship. The subject's name is Salvatore Albert Lombino, or AKA as Ed McBain, the writer/screenwriter. It so happens that he wrote his first murder mystery, "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...


USS Hanson PlaqueMt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

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

Contributors Needed

Did you know the website is used as a reference around the internet? Just look at Wikipedia and search for the Hanson, you will find in the references where this site is the source.

Many of you have contributed though the years by sending us your little stories and salty tales. Believe it or not, those stories are used by website editors to paint the bigger picture of the history of not only the Hanson but history in general.

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 so someone else. Your memories are not in the history books, 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.

~Ozzy Resto, administrator

Crew Email List

Now it's even easier to keep in contact so please take advantage of this service. If you wish to have your email to the list please fill out the registration form in the Crew section, or send Carl Pearson an email with your information.
For your email security, all email addresses are encoded in a script that prevents web bots from scanning the address and send you unsolicited spam.
If your email is already listed, please take some time to make sure it is current and correct. Send Carl Pearson a request to update or correct your email address.

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