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Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign - NTTE

Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - SKI JUMP

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; Allis Chalmers Turbines, 2 screws
Speed, 36.8 Knots, Range 4500 NM@ 20 Knots, Crew 336.
Operational and Building Data
Laid down by Todd Shipyards, Seattle. January 18 1945.
Launched October 9 1945 and commissioned March 29 1946.
Completed FRAM upgrade December 1961.
Decommissioned and Stricken August 31 1979.
To Taiwan March 3 1983, renamed Shao Yang DDG-929.
Fate Scheduled for decommissioning June 1 2004 at Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Hollister 56kThe Hollister was named after three brothers lost in WWII. The first brother, Lyle E. Hollister, Radioman Second Class, served in the Sicilian, Italian and Salerno campaigns. In January 1944, he was reported missing in action when his ship was hit during a bombing attck. Richard and William Hollister enlisted and remained together during their brief but heroic Naval career. In November 1943, their ship was sunk as a result of enemy action in the South Pacific. William died of wounds received in action and Richard was reported missing in action.Wolfgang Hechler
Hollister 87kArtist's conception of the Hollister by the renowned graphic illustrator John Barrett with the text written by naval author and historian Robert F. Sumrall. Their company Navy Yard Associates offers prints of most destroyers, destroyer escorts, submarines and aircraft carriers in various configurations during the ship's lifetime. The prints can be customized with ship's patches, your photograph, your bio, etc. If you decide to purchase artwork from them please indicate that you heard about their work from NavSource.Navy Yard Associates
Hollister 106kUndated, location unknown.-
Hollister 59kUndated, location unknown.-
Hollister 120kUndated postcard.Mike Smolinski
Hollister 67kUndated, location unknown. USS Ozbourn (DD-846) and USS Hollister (DD-788).Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Hollister 106kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Hollister 136kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Hollister 126kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Hollister 59kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR (Ret.)
Hollister 190kCirca 1949, probably off the coast of California.Edward L. Hess
Hollister 246kFirst Division in July 1949 in San Diego. Ed's brother, James Richard Hess BM1, is to the immediate left of the officer in the front row.Edward L. Hess
Hollister 62kCirca 1950, underway replenishment from the USS Chara (AKA-58) for the USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) and USS Hollister (DD-788).Tracy White
Hollister 88kSan Diego, CA February 13 1955.Marc Piché
Hollister 141kUSS Hollister (DD-788),USS Isbell (DD-869), USS Osborne (DD-846), USS Frank Knox (DD-742) in Wellington, New Zealand in 1956.Bob Matthews
Hollister 49kUSS Hollister (DD-788) on 9 January 1962, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Hollister 144kAugust 19 1963.Ed Zajkowski
Hollister 266kDecember 5, 1963 photo of the USS Hollister (DD-788) and USS Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31) being refueled by the USS Kawishiwi (AO-146). US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 1996.488.038.050.Mike Green
Hollister 95kUSS Hollister (DD-788) and the USS Long Beach (CGN-9) in Subic Bay in June 1968.Walter F Loetell Jr.
Hollister 64kUSS Hollister (DD-788) underway in 1969, location unknown. United States Navy photo by PH1 E. L. Goligoski.Robert Hurst
Hollister 126kUSS Hollister (DD-788) with crew lining the rails, entering Vancouver BC on March 28 1969. Source: City of Vancouver Archives, Photo No. AM1506-S3-3-: CVA 447-5083, by Walter E. Frost.Mike Green
Hollister 90kGearing Class destroyer USS Hollister (DD-788) alongside the Spruance-class destroyer USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964), probably at San Diego, California, circa 1976. U.S. Navy photo from the USS Paul F. Foster (DD-964) 1976-77 cruise book.Robert Hurst
Hollister 9kOn the Columbia River in 1977 enroute to the Portland Rose Festival.-
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Welcome Aboard pamphlet - circa 1976 to 1977
Wolfgang Hechler
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The Decommissioning pamphlet of August 31 1979
Wolfgang Hechler
Hollister 201kThe decommissioned Gearing-class destroyers USS Southerland (DD-743) and USS Hollister (DD-788) docked at the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility, Puget Sound, Washington, on 1 July 1981. Hollister had been decommissioned in September 1979, Southerland on 26 February 1981. Photo by JO1 Callaghan, USN. U.S. DefenseImagery photo virin: DN-ST-82-01717.Robert Hurst
Hollister 42kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Hollister 44kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
Hollister 26kShip's patch.Mike Smolinski
On Taiwanese Service
Hollister 180kShao Yang in Zuoying, Kaohsiung, Taiwan 1991.aloma111
Hollister 110kUSS Johnston (928) and USS Hollister (929) in Keelung Harbor September 21 2002.Michael from Taiwan
Hollister 85kUSS Hollister (DDG-929) and USS Hanson (DDG-921) in Kellung April 2003.Michael from Taiwan
Hollister 102kHollister (929) and Hamner (927) in Keelung Harbor August 17 2003.Michael from Taiwan
Hollister 115kHollister in Keelung Harbor August 17 2003.Michael from Taiwan

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Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR William Tindall Samuels    Mar 29 1946 - Jul 18 1946

CDR Alfred Gustave Ward    Jul 18 1946 - Sep 21 1947 (Later ADM)

CDR Robert Earle Magoffin    Sep 21 1947 - Jan 1950

CDR George Harold Miller    Jan 1950 - Sep 1950 (Later RADM)

CDR Hugh Wyman Howard    Sep 1950 - Sep 1952

CDR William Rolston Crutcher    Sep 1952 - Apr 1954

CDR Grady Howard Lowe    Apr 1954 - Nov 1955

CDR John Howard Bowell    Nov 1955 - 1957

CDR Charles Clarence Wilbur    1957 - Jul 1959

CDR William Leo Fox    Jul 1959 - Mar 1961

LCDR Donald Evan Chapman    Mar 1961 - Sep 1961

CDR Autry Ward Clifton    Sep 1961 - Mar 1963

CDR Robert Franklin Stanton    Mar 1963 - Oct 1964

CDR Robert Carl May Sr.    Oct 1964 - May 1965

CDR Charles Wesley Cole    May 1965 - Apr 1968

CDR William August Knopp    Apr 1968 - Oct 1969

CDR Donald Lee Stephenson    Oct 1969 - Jul 1971

CDR William Henry Kersting    Jul 1971 - Dec 1972

CDR George Thomas Phelps    Dec 1972 - Jul 14 1974

CDR John Paul Cornell    Jul 14 1974 - Jun 19 1976

CDR James Ray Darwin    Jun 19 1976 - Jun 30 1978

CDR Henry Frederick Dalton    Jun 30 1978 - Jun 1979

LCDR James Earl Dilley    Jun 1979 - Aug 31 1979

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Casey Orr
Address: -
Phone: (319)651-9426
Next Reunion: 12-15 October 2022 at Branson, MO

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
USS Hollister Website
Tin Can Sailors Website
Destroyer History Foundation
Destroyers Online Website
Official U.S.Navy Destroyer Website

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