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Henry Chalfant Gearing, Jr.
Henry Chalfant Gearing, III
|Henry Chalfant Gearing (9 June 1855 - 16 August 1926) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1876. Gearing served on various ships of the Navy during his early years, including Lackawanna, Tuscarora, and Essex. He spent tours of duty at the Naval Academy and on board Glacier. After being promoted to Commander in 1905, Gearing commanded the naval stations at Cavite and Olongapo, Philippines, until his retirement in 1909. He died 16 August 1926 in Charlottesville, Virginia.|
Henry Chalfant Gearing, Jr., (22 January 1887 - 24 February 1944) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1907. He served on California, Illinois, and other ships besides commanding a long list of destroyers, among them Woolsey, Dobbin, and Maury. He was appointed Captain in 1934. Subsequently, he commanded Destroyer Squadron 4 and Naval Training Station, San Diego, California before his death 24 February 1944 in San Diego Naval Hospital.
Henry Chalfant Gearing III, (16 August 1912 - 13 November 1942) was born in Vallejo, California, and graduated from the Naval Academy in 1935. After serving several ships as a young officer, he joined Juneau as a Lieutenant in 1942, and was lost with his ship when it was sunk.
USS Gearing (DD-710) was named for these three generations of naval men.
|154k||Artist's conception of the Gearing as built in a cutaway view by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.||Navy Yard Associates|
|42k||Undated, location unknown.||-|
|115k||Undated, location unknown.||-|
|73k||Undated, the Gearing class was the ultimate wartime design series of ships. Their weapons were the same as the Sumner class, but with a lengthened hull. As designed, the aft 5" mount was expected to fire over the bow, at long ranges, with high barrel elevations.||-|
|37k||Undated postcard Copyright © Arnold Art, Newport, RI.||Mike Smolinski|
|54k||Undated, location unknown.||David Buell|
|168k||May 21 1945, right after commissioning and not yet fully outfitted. from the collection of Chris Wright.||Ed Zajkowski|
|155k||As above.||Ed Zajkowski|
|121k||Starboard side to, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, March 10 1947. Tied alongside (from inboard) USS Gearing (DD-710), USS Gyatt (DD-712), USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711). The ships were returning from Montevideo, Uruguay where they represented the United States for the Inaugrataion of President Thomas Berrata. (Additional information provided by S. Lukacinsky)||Robert Norville/Scott Guthrie|
|166k||USS Gearing (DD-710) picture taken from USS Boston (CAG-1) during gunnery shoot in the Atlantic, June 1961.||Roy Williams|
|87k||Malta April 9 1963.||Marc Piché|
|115k||USS Gearing (DD-710) underway circa 1964, location unknown. Photo U.S. Navy from the 1964-65 Edition of Jane's Fighting Ships.||Robert Hurst|
|159k||Genoa, Italy on Vovember 8 1964.||Carlo Martinelli|
|84k||January 27 1967, location unknown.||Fred Weiss|
|172k||June 24 1968 in the Mediterranean Sea. Photo by PH1 Sorensen, NPC K-51204.||Ed Zajkowski|
|80k||USS Gearing and USS Trumpetfish (SS-425) in Valetta, Malta harbor circa 1969.||Michael Mohl|
|37k||Ship's patch.||Mike Smolinski|
|93k||Ship's patch.||Mike Smolinski|
|81k||DesRon 4 plaque, USS Gearing (DD-710), USS Eugene A. Greene (DD-711), USS Robert H. McCard (DD-822), USS Vogelgesang (DD-862), USS Harold J. Ellison (DD-864), USS Dyess (DD-880), USS Bordelon (DD-881) and USS Furse (DD-882). Courtesy of Foro 11a Escuadrilla de Escoltas (http://www.destructorchurruca.es.vg/).||Francisco Javier Santos Vazquez|
|100k||Ship's patch.||Gerd Matthes|
CDR Thomas Henry Copeman May 3 1945 - Nov 16 1945 CDR George Evalt Theodore Parsons Nov 16 1945 - Nov 4 1947 CDR Charles Edward Thurston Jr. Nov 4 1947 - Dec 17 1948 CDR Draper Laurence Kauffman Dec 17 1948 - Jul 27 1950 (Later RADM) CDR Owen Blair Murphy Jul 27 1950 - Jul 25 1951 CDR Maurice Ferrara Jul 25 1951 - Feb 4 1953 CDR John Foster Maynard Feb 4 1953 - Jul 24 1954 CDR Mark William Woods Jul 24 1954 - Jul 25 1956 (Later RADM) CDR Edward Augustus Lane Jr. Jul 25 1956 - Sep 3 1958 CDR John Robert Hankey dep 3 1958 - Sep 16 1960 CDR Jack Elzey Tingle Sep 16 1960 - Dec 1 1961 LCDR James Owen Saul Dec 1 1961 - Jul 27 1962 CDR Thomas Willard Lyons Jul 27 1962 - Jul 30 1964 CDR James Whitney Martin Jul 30 1964 - Apr 25 1966 CDR Russell Alfred Marcellus Apr 25 1966 - Jul 1 1967 CDR Alfred Charles Leis Jul 1 1967 - Mar 1 1969 CDR Allen Sidney Jefferis Mar 1 1969 - Sep 17 1970 CDR Lennart Gustaf Holmberg Sep 17 1970 - Feb 17 1972 CDR Webster Web Grewe Feb 17 1972 - Feb 9 1973 LCDR William Morgan Ross Jr. Feb 9 1973 - Jul 2 1973
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