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|324k||Walter S. Brown and a sister ship at anchor. The tender in the background, behind what appears to be two four-pipers, is the USS Webster (ARV 2). It was, I think, the tender for Div 5.||John W. Keiter|
|205k||Brown at sea|
|204k||Looking over Brown's stern at Gibraltar|
|223k||Believed to be the USS Dobler (DE 48), taken from Brown|
|Lt. E. S. Keiter Photos (from his son, John W. Keiter)|
Delivering mail to Brown.
The ship's mascot.
The engine room gang working on a diesel.
Lcdr Wayne L. Hill, Sr. (1912-1997), Engineering
Officer, overlooks the work being done.
Painting the flying bridge.
Dinner in the wardroom.
Brown's crew at movie call.
Inspection at sea.
An appendectomy being performed on a
sailor from another ship in the wardroom.
The incident was mentioned in the log.
Officers on the bridge.
Off duty officers relaxing. John's dad,
Lt. E.S. Keiter is lying on the cot.
Refueling, notice the PT boat with
torpedos on the oiler's deck.
|MM1 Christopher J. Schmitt Photos (from his son, Chris Schmitt)|
looking up at
another view of the oiler
transporting PT boats
Chris's Dad, MM1 Christopher J.
Schmitt after working on a diesel
Christopher's Dad and his friend
Benny sitting on a depth charge rack
a French coastal escort vessel
getting ready for liberty?
Christopher's Dad getting a
shoeshine in Casablanca
highlining between ships
highlining (another shot)
working on the mast
fresh fruit was a real treat
relaxing on the crowded fantail
|Walter S. Brown History|
|View the USS Walter S. Brown (DE 258) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View a short article on the design and development of the Evarts Class DE submitted by Bob Sables.|
|Walter S. Brown's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 25 Jun. 1943 - 14 Oct. 1943||Lcdr. William L. Harmon, USN (Comm. CO)|
|2.) 14 Oct. 1943 - .. Feb. 1944||Lt. Thomas Handasyde Perkins Whitney, USNR|
|3.) .. Feb. 1944 - 11 Mar. 1945||Lcdr. Lester C. Burdett, Jr., USNR|
|4.) 11 Mar. 1945 - 04 Oct. 1945||Lt. Arthur H. Connolly, USNR|
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