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|82k||21 May 1944: San Francisco, Cal. - USS Vammen (DE 644) is launched at the Bethlehem Steel Co. shipyard.||Paul Rebold|
|294k||07 August 1944: Builder's photo taken by the Bethlehem Steel Co., San Francisco Yard||George Wilson|
B Div., 1961-1963
|251k||undated wartime image|
(from the National Archives Collection)
|76k||15 February 1952: Mare Island Naval Shipyard - Photo of the re-commissioning ceremony aboard USS Vammen (DE 644) at Mare Island.
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-644-12011-2-52)
PNCM, USNR (ret.)
Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum
|76k||01 March 1952: Mare Island NSY - Forward plan view of Vammen at Mare Island.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-644-12158-2-52)
|76k||01 March 1952: Mare Island NSY - Aft plan view of Vammen at Mare Island. She was under conversion at the yard from 31 May 1951 to 15 March 1952.|
(U.S. Navy photo #DE-644-12156-2-52)
|392k||undated: Post-war aerial view of the destroyer escort USS Vammen (DE 644) underway.
(U.S. Navy photo #L45-294.03.01 from the Naval History and Heritage Command)
|76k||03 December 1957: off San Francisco||-|
|43k||undated postwar image||J. Stacy|
|135k||1957: San Francisco Bay
(© Allied Photographers, San Francisco, Cal.)
|Robert M. Cieri|
|88k||undated, looking aft on Vammen (caption on back of photo reads "Looking for the torpedo")||J. Stacy|
(Ted Stone Photo; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1958 - 59")
England, United Kingdom
|95k||date / location unknown|
|122k||circa 1959: USS Vammen (DE644) underway. (U.S. Navy Photo, from "Jane's Fighting Ships" 1960-61)|
|105k||undated: Long Beach, Cal. - Vammen and USS Haven (AH 12) provide the background for a pin-up photo being taken aboard an unidentified ship at Long Beach Naval Station.||Richard Miller|
BMCS, USNR (ret.)
|88k||1958 - 1959: Vammen was the ship used for the filming of "Don't Give Up the Ship", a comedy directed by Norman Taurog and starring Jerry Lewis. It was filmed from 21 October 1958 to 30 January 1959, and released on 3 July 1959 by Paramount Pictures. Click on the thumbnail to see a series of movie photos.||Tommy Trampp|
Benton City, Wash.
|245k||circa 1960: USS Vammen (DE 644) underway.
(Photo courtesy of Mr. W.H. Davis; from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1966-67")
England, United Kingdom
|133k||1962: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Ship's portrait of Vammen, with her crew at quarters for entering port, shot from Hospital Point at the Pearl Harbor Naval Station.||George Wilson|
|41k||1962: Pearl Harbor, Hi. - Another portrait of Vammen with her crew at quarters for entering port.|
|37k||August 1963: A photo of Vammen's bow following the "fender bender" with USS Tingey (DD 539) that cut short the August 1963 SelRes cruise to Hawaii. She's tied up inboard of USS Diachenko (APD 123).|
|706k||09 August 1968: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - USS Vammen (DE 644) arriving for a port visit to this Canadian city.
(Photograph by Walter E. Frost) (Photo #AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-8778 from the City of Vancouver Archives)
|206k||undated: USS Vammen passing Point Loma on her way to sea from San Diego.|
(Photo © Marine Photos and Publishing Co., Spring Valley, Cal.)
|Page from Sep. 1962
All Hands Magazine
|Ship's Plaque at the Nat'l
Museum of the Pacific
|View the USS Vammen (DE 644) DANFS history entry located on the Naval History and Heritage Command web site.|
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