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USS Hanson
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USS Hanson Deployments

As told by Robert M. Coquillette
I was assigned from Norfolk as a part of the commissioning crew and came to Boston and the ship about the first of April 1945. After the commissioning, John Calhoun Parham, USN, commanding, we had the usual sea...
Cruise Log Courtesy of Louis DeLancey
This log contains 18 ports (name of port, date of arrival, date of departure)
Cruise Log courtesy of Louis DeLancey
This log contains 28 ports (name of port, date of arrival, date of departure)
As told by Allen Norby
The Following Information is from the 1963 Cruise of the USS Hanson DD 832. Using what memory I have left, (and it's fading quickly) I have attempted to put together some of the high points of the 1963 cruise for the Hanson history page.
Cruise Log courtesy of William Riley
The following information is from the 1965 Cruise book of the USS Hanson DD832.
Commanding Officer CDR Ardwin G. Franch - Oct 64.
Contributed by Larry Aycock
The following log contains "Curtain's Letter", "UPI Report" "Hanson Report", and "170 Rounds".
Cruise Log courtesy of Don Bryant, Brandon, MS
The Following Information is From the 1968 Cruise Book of the USS Hanson DD 832.
Editor, Ens. R.F. Schlegel, Jr. USN
Contributed by Joe Colombo, 25 Jan 1999
Sir, I was attached to the Hanson 1970 - 1971 My name is Joseph M. Colombo, I was a DK2 when...
Contributed by Marty Sullivan
The 1972 Westpac deployment (her seventh to Westpac) was the high point of her distinguished career. In April 1972, Hanson departed San Diego with only three days notice upon news of the second Tet offensive...

Filling-in the gaps
As you can see, we still have a long way to go before we can account for the ship's full story. If anyone has any stories, or records they wish to share with us, please feel free to contact us and share your story, no matter how irrelevant you think it is every piece of history counts. Don't let the memories go away forever.