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|219k||22 January 1944: Hingham, Mass. - The future USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587) slides down the building way ramp into the water.||-|
|23k||1945: Hollandia, New Guinea - Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587), taken while she was at anchor. My father, then Lcdr. Claude S. Farmer, USNR, was her commissioning CO and was in command when she destroyed two Japanese midget submarine in August 1945.||Claude S. Farmer Jr.|
Commander, USN (ret.)
|293k||1950's: A radioman deep in thought aboard USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587). This photo was captioned "U.S. Navy sailor, a radioman, reading girly magazines." But
this poor guy's getting a bad rap. If you look closely you'll see he's actually reading "The Radio Amateur's Licensing Manual".
(Vintage photo from Robert T. Hendricks, a U.S. Navy Sailor who served in the attack transport USS Marathon [APA 200] in 1945)
Benton City, Wash.
|449k||27 July 1955: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587) lies off while preparing to moor at Vancouver.
(Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8445 by Walter E. Frost from the City of Vancouver Archives)
Port Angeles, Wash.
|116k||mid-1950's: San Francisco, Cal. - USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587) moored at the Treasure Island Naval Station.
[Photo by George R. Larson; USN (ret.) from the Old Blue Jacket web site of Warren Willis, CWO4, USN (ret.)]
|Chin Yu Chu|
South East Asia
|238k||Undated post-war view of Thomas F. Nickel underway.||Mike Smolinski|
|72k||1957: San Francisco, Cal. - Thomas F. Nickel, taken from Treasure Island.||Russell Cole|
|Thomas F. Nickel History|
|View the USS Thomas F. Nickel (DE 587) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
|View the official War History of USS Thomas F. Nickel as submitted by the ship at war's end.|
|Thomas F. Nickel's Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler
|Dates of Command||Commanding Officers|
|1.) 09 Jun. 1944 – .. Mar. 1946||Lcdr. Claude Smith Farmer, USNR (Comm. CO)|
|2.) .. Mar. 1946 – 31 May 1946||Lt.(jg) John J. Deasy, USNR (Decomm. CO) (San Francisco, Cal.)|
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