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USS ROGERS (DD-876 / DDR-876)

Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NBHM

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - BULLSEYE

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
Built by Consolidated Steel, Orange, Texas
Laid down 03 June 1944
Launched 20 November 1944
Commissioned 26 March 1945
Completed FRAM upgrade June 1964
Decommissioned 19 February 1981
To South Korea 25 July 1981, renamed Jeongju (DD-925)
Decommissioned 31 December 1999
Fate Museum ship at SapKoyohp National Sightseeing Resort, located at Dangjin-Gun, Chung Nam Province

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- Three brothers, Jack Ellis, Jr., Charles Ethbert, and Edwin Keith Rogers were lost in action on 30 November 1942 when an enemy torpedo ripped away the bow of the heavy cruiser USS New Orleans (CA-32) during the Battle of Tassafaronga in the Solomon Islands.Robert M. Cieri
USS Rogers (DD-876)
Rogers 24kUndated, location unknown.-
Rogers 54kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Rogers 60kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Rogers 169kAerial view of the USS Rogers (DD 876) date and place unknown. Photo from the collection of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Rogers 189kCirca World War II of Mare Island. Photo courtesy of World War II Photography.Bill Gonyo
Rogers 134kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Rogers 127kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Rogers 146kUndated, off Point Loma.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Rogers 111kStern view of USS Rogers (DD 876) off Mare Island on 24 January 1947.Darryl Baker
Rogers 73kBroadside view of USS Rogers (DD 876) off Mare Island on 24 January 1947. She was in overhaul at the yard from 30 Oct. 1946 to 3 Feb 1947.Darryl Baker
Rogers 90kBow on view of USS Rogers (DD 876) off Mare Island on 24 January 1947.Darryl Baker
990kUSS Rogers (DD-876) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, circa 1950. Photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum.Darryl Baker
Rogers 121kOff Korea in November 1951. From the N.A. "Stretch" Brown collection.Carol Edgemon Hipperson, author of Radioman: An Eyewitness Account of Pearl Harbor & World War II in the Pacific
Rogers 67kUSS Baussell (DD-845), USS Rogers (DD-876) and USS Agerholm (DD-826) at San Diego, July 1956.Everett Ellestad
Rogers 199kJuly 3 1957, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Rogers 165kUnderway replenishment (UNREP). Left to right: USS Rogers (DD-876), USS Kawishiwi (AO-146) and USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14). From the Ticonderoga's 1960 Cruise Book.Robert M. Cieri
Rogers 115kUSS Rogers (DDR-876), USS Brinkley Bass (DD-887), USS Preble (DLG-15), USS Mahan (DLG-11), USS King (DLG-10) and USS Coontz (DLG-9) lined up together at San Diego, 4 February, 1961.Robert Hurst
Rogers 93kAs above.Robert Hurst
Rogers 180kAs above.Brian N. Kroenung II EMC(SW)
Rogers 143kCirca 1966-1969 off the coast of San Diego.Dennis Petarde
Rogers 85kCirca 1969, USS Lynde McCormick (DDG-8) and USS Rogers (DD-876) at NavSta San Diego.Richard Miller, BMCS, USN (Ret.)
Rogers   Rogers   Rogers   Rogers
Alongside the USS Enterprise, April 1969.
David Powell
Rogers 69kYellow Sea, May 4 1969© Richard Leonhardt
Rogers 85kYellow Sea, May 4 1969© Richard Leonhardt
Rogers 202kPhoto taken while the Rogers deployed to the Far East in January 1969. In route she earned the Meritorious Unit Commendation for action in the Hawaiian waters on the 14th of January coming alongside the port quarter of the USS Enterprise (CVAN-65) with six fire hoses trained on the raging flight-deck fire while exposed to flying shrapnel from exploding bombs.Dennis Petarde/Bill Gonyo
Rogers 150kMay 18 1973 in the South China Sea. Photo by PH2 T. A. Daly, NPC 1156188.Ed Zajkowski
Rogers 159kHome Port, Portland Oregon Naval Reserve Center, circa 1975 to 1979 with Rogers alongside the pier.Lain
Rogers 63kHome Port, Portland Oregon Naval Reserve Center, circa 1975 to 1979 with Rogers dressed for a special occasion.Lain
Rogers 117kPortland Oregon, somewhere between 1975-1980?Andy Doty
Rogers 98kWaiting to refuel in the late 1970s. The carrier is the USS Coral Sea.Lain
Rogers 147kBreakaway after refueling in the late 1970s. The carrier is the USS Coral Sea.Lain
Rogers 52kOn the Columbia River, May 18 1980, with Mount St. Helens eruption in the background.Al Kaufman
Rogers 53kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Rogers 165kDestroyer Division 12 patch.Ed Velasquez
Rogers 282kShip's patch.Karen Smeltzer
Rogers 199kShip's patch.Karen Smeltzer
Rogers 46kSquadron 37 patch circa 1975-1981.Lain
Rogers 115kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
On Republic of Korea Service
Rogers 57kLeft : Hull No. 911 - ROKS ChungMu (DD-911) ex-USS Erben(DD-631), center : Hull No. 917 - ROKS DaeGu (DD-917) ex-USS Wallace L. Lind (DD-703) and right : Hull No. 925 - ROKS JeonJu (DD-925) ex-USS Rogers (DDR-876).Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Rogers 38kAs the ROKS JeonJu (DD-925) in port at Inchon.Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Rogers 54kAs the ROKS JeonJu (DD-925).Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Rogers 88kAs the ROKS JeonJu (DD-925) at SapKoyohp National Sightseeing Resort with ROKS HwaSan (LST-679) ex-USS Pender Country (LST-1080)..Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Rogers 32kAs the ROKS JeonJu (DD-925).Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Rogers 35kAs the ROKS JeonJu (DD-925) in Seatle August 1981.Marc Piché

USS ROGERS DD-876 / DDR-876 History
View This Vessels DANFS History entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Clare Brown Smiley    Mar 25 1945 - Aug 1946

CDR Robert Bube Heilig    Aug 1946 - Oct 1947

CDR George Lissant Conkey    Oct 1947 - Dec 1949

CDR Horace Virgil Bird    Dec 1949 - Feb 11 1951 (Later RADM)

CDR Robert William Clark    Feb 11 1951 - Oct 1952

CDR Scott Lothrop    Oct 1952 - Oct 1953

CDR Thomas Francis Saunders Jr.    Oct 1953 - Sep 1955

CDR Harry Frederick Fischer Jr.    Sep 1955 - Jul 1957

CDR George William Ringenberg    Jul 1957 - May 1959

CDR Douglas John Jackson    May 1959 - Mar 1961

CDR Charles Stuart Ely Jr.    Mar 1961 - Nov 1962

CDR James Irwin Moore    Nov 1962 - Jul 1963

LCDR Daryl Orville Maxwell    Jul 1963 - Aug 1963

LCDR Robert Haley Laighton    Aug 1963 - 21 Apr 1964

CDR Richard Allen Bihr    Apr 21 1964 - Jul 3 1965

CDR Carroll Doyle Clark    Jul 3 1965 - Oct 1967

CDR George Louis Hart    Oct 1967 - Aug 1969

CDR James Eugene Woolway    Aug 1969 - Jul 1971

CDR Leo Albert Rauch    Jul 1971 - Jan 1973

CDR John Diamond Holland Jr.    Jan 1973 - Jul 20 1974

CDR Lucian Charles Evans    Jul 20 1974 - Aug 1976

CDR Kent Wilber Larabee    Aug 1976 - Aug 1978

CDR Carlysle John Thomas    Aug 1978 - May 22 1980

LCDR Richard Ernest Seaman    May 22 1980 - Dec 1980

LCDR Frank Wilder Hudson Jr.    Dec 1980 - Feb 19 1981

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Billy Rice
Address: 20 Hillcrest Drive, Paris, KY 40361-1131
Phone: (859)987-0112
E-mail: None

Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.

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