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USS EVERSOLE (DD-789)


Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NTMM

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - JOLTING JOE

CLASS - GEARING As Built.
Displacement 3460 Tons (Full), Dimensions, 390' 6"(oa) x 40' 10" x 14' 4" (Max)
Armament 6 x 5"/38AA (3x2), 12 x 40mm AA, 11 x 20mm AA, 10 x 21" tt.(2x5).
Machinery, 60,000 SHP; General Electric Geared Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Todd Shipyards, Seattle. February 28 1945.
Launched January 8 1946 and commissioned May 10 1946.
Completed FRAM upgrade February 1963.
Decommissioned July 11 1973.
Stricken September 21 1973.
To Turkey July 11 1973, renamed Gayret.
Stricken in 1995.
Fate Preserved as a museum at Izmit Turkey.

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Eversole 100kJohn Thomas Eversole, born 17 April 1915 in Pocatello, Idaho, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1938, and after duty at sea received aviation training. On 7 May 1941, Eversole joined Torpedo Squadron 6 in Enterprise (CV-6), and with many others of his squadron, gave his life for his country in the opening phases of the Battle of Midway 4 June 1942, in an attack on Japanese carriers made through heavy opposition. Lieutenant (junior grade) Eversole's determination in this action was posthumously recognized with the award of the Navy Cross. He was also the recipient of the Purple Heart. (Photo from the USNA yearbook Lucky Bag - Class of 1938)
Navy Cross Citation: "For extraordinary heroism and courageous devotion to duty while piloting an airplane of Torpedo Squadron Six in action against the enemy Japanese forces in the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942 participating in vigorous and intensive assault against the Japanese Invasion Fleet, Lt. (j.g.) Eversole pressed home his attack with relentless determination. In the face of terrific barrage of anti-aircraft fire the unprecedented conditions under which his squadron launched its offensive were so exceptional that it is highly improbable the occasion may never recur where other pilots of the service will be called upon to demonstrate an equal degree of gallantry and fortitude. His extreme disregard of personal safety contributed materially to the success of our forces and his loyal conduct was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Force."
Bill Gonyo
Eversole 110kUndated postcard.Mike Smolinski
Eversole 104kUSS Eversole (DD 789) in San Francisco Bay date unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Eversole 87kNavy Photo 9829-7-51, forward plan view of USS Eversole (DD 789) at Mare Island on 6 July 1951. USS Shelton (DD 790) and USS Higbee (DD 806) are aft of her.Darryl Baker
Eversole 81kNavy Photo 9831-7-51, aft plan view of USS Eversole (DD 789) at Mare Island on 6 July 1951. She was in overhaul at Mare Island form 29 March to 6 July 1951.Darryl Baker
Eversole 35kDocked at Midway in 1954.Robert Lee McClure, (1950-1955)
Eversole 275kDated September 14 1956 by the photo lab aboard USS Dixie (AD 14). Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Eversole 116kPortside shot after FRAM II in 1960s.-
Eversole 41kUSS Henry W. Tucker (DDR-875) and USS Eversole (DD-789) at Midway in May 1960. Photo by Tucker sailor Bill Miller.Bradley Miller
Eversole 110kPort side view after FRAM conversion, early 60's.YNCS K. Dupree, USN(Ret)
Eversole 175kUSS Eversole (DD-789) with the USS O'Brien (DD-725) astern. on May 15 1968 off Hawaii. Photo NPC 1132501 by PH2 T. F. O'Sullivan.Ed Zajkowski
Eversole 150kJuly 3 1971 in Wellington, NZ.Chris Howell
Eversole 106kAs above.Chris Howell
Eversole 52kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Eversole 45kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
On Turkish Service
Eversole 44kUndated, in the Black Sea at the entrance of the BosphorusMurat Kurtulmus
Eversole 135kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 128kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 148kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 19kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 15kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 15kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 26kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 22kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 44kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 17kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 29kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 89kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 14kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 28kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 66kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 107kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 152kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 102kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 153kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 75kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 48kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 57kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 128kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 137kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 113kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 100kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 117kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 179kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 160kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 175kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 88kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port with the TCG Hizirreis S-342 (ex USS Gudgeon SS-567) alongside.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 249kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port with the TCG Hizirreis S-342 (ex USS Gudgeon SS-567) alongside.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 176kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port with the TCG Hizirreis S-342 (ex USS Gudgeon SS-567) alongside.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 153kUndated, as a museum at Izmit Port with the TCG Hizirreis S-342 (ex USS Gudgeon SS-567) alongside.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 82kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 68kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 253kUndated, location unknown.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 187kUndated, Agean Sea exercise firing ASROC missile from the trailing USS Forrest Royal (DD-872/Adatepe (D-353).Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 224kUndated, Istanbul visit. The fireboat in front is the Russian (Project 14611) TCG A1543 Söndüren.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 136kUndated, Istanbul visit.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 119kUndated, Istanbul visit.Cüneyt Demir
Eversole 245kUndated, NATO Anti-submarine warfare hunting group underway, location unknown. Ships are from bottom to top: the destroyer USS Peterson (DD-969); the Turkish destroyer TCG Gayret, D 352 (ex-USS Eversole); the Italian frigate MM Alpino, F580; and the Royal Navy frigate HMS Active, F171. Royal Navy Museum photo from "Safeguarding The Nation - The Story of the Modern Royal Navy" by John Roberts.Robert Hurst
Eversole 89kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 71kUndated, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 53kCirca 1973, location unknown.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 129kTCG Gayret (D-352, ex-USS Eversole) at her moorings at the Gayret Museum near Izmit sailing club, on July 12 2007. photo courtesy Kerem Barut.Robert Hurst
Eversole 101kA series of images of the Eversole in Istanbul during August 2008.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 100kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 106kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 135kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 107kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 122kA series of images of the Eversole in Port Izmit during December 2008.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 110kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 111kAs above.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 124kApril 19 2009 at Izmit.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy
Eversole 34kShip's patch.Yucel M.Umar, CPO (Ret.) Turkish Navy

USS EVERSOLE DD-789 History
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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Bruce Percy Ross    May 10 1946 - Jul 14 1947
CDR Bennett Charles Oelheim    Jul 14 1947 - Oct 14 1948
CDR Hylan Benton Lyon    Oct 14 1948 - Sep 21 1949
CDR Charles Edwin Phillips    Sep 21 1949 - Jul 10 1952
CDR Victor Delano    Jul 10 1952 - Jul 22 1953
CDR Robert Maxwell Hill    Jul 22 1953 - May 13 1955
CDR Keith Thomas Shortall    May 13 1955 - Aug 30 1957
CDR Frank Maxim Romanick    Aug 30 1957 - Jan 10 1959
CDR Tyrus Carroll Chapman    Jan 10 1959 - Sep 18 1960
CDR James Woodleigh Short    Sep 18 1960 - May 17 1962
LCDR Robert R. Broilette    May 17 1962 - Aug 31 1962
LCDR Richard Roland Pohli    Aug 31 1962 - Dec 10 1962
CDR Patrick Francis Hussey    Dec 10 1962 - Oct 2 1964
CDR John Edward Renn    Oct 2 1964 - Jul 29 1966
CDR Harold Homer Freeland    Jul 29 1966 - Aug 1968
CDR Richard Roland Pohli    Aug 1968 - Mar 19 1970
CDR Carl Casmir Kaczmarek    Mar 19 1970 - Nov 5 1971
CDR David West Farnham    Nov 5 1971 - Jul 11 1973

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Tom Trainham
Address: 218 Whistle Way, Locust Grove, GA 30248
Phone: (770)320-7511
E-mail: tjt1958@yahoo.com


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