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Tactical Voice Radio Call Sign (circa 1968) - WALTER

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
Laid down by Bath Iron Works, Bath ME September 4 1944.
Launched January 28 1945 and commissioned April 6 1945.
Reclassified DDR-830 March 18 1949, reverted to DD-830 November 30 1962.
Completed FRAM upgrade January 1963.
Decommissioned October 30 1972.
Stricken June 2 1975.
To South Korea October 30 1972, renamed Jeong Buk.
Fate Decommissioned by Korea December 1999 and now a museum in Kangwando, Korea.

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Larson 82kEverett Frederick Larson was born on 3 September 1920 in Stamford, Connecticut. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve on 13 January 1942. Serving on Guadalcanal, Private First Class Larson was killed in action on 8 October 1942, while attempting to swim the Matankiau River under heavy enemy fire to rescue a wounded comrade. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star Medal for this selfless courage, and shared in the Presidential Unit Citation awarded his division for its actions on Guadalcanal.Gene M. Maresca
Larson 64kUndated postcard Copyright © Marine Photos, San Diego, CA.Mike Smolinski
Larson 98kUndated, location unknown.Robert M. Cieri
Larson 145kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Larson 176kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Larson 138kUndated, location unknown.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Larson 118kUndated, off Long Beach.Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Larson 145kUndated, alongside the USS Ticonderoga (CVS-14).Richard Miller BMCS USNR RET.
Larson 72kLaunch at Bath Iron Works, 28 January 1945. Photo postcard by Douglas.Dave Wright
Larson 113kPhoto #: NH 98647. USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) commissioning ceremonies on the destroyer's after deck, 6 April 1945. Taken at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Larson 125kPhoto #: NH 98648. USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) the National Ensign is raised during the destroyer's commissioning ceremonies, 6 April 1945. Taken at the Boston Navy Yard, Massachusetts. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.Tony Cowart
Larson 113kSixth Fleet warships anchored off the city, during a "good will" visit, 2 March 1950. Note Navy personnel on the landing at left centre, with United States and Turkish flags flying nearby. Ships present are from left to right: USS Glennon (DD-840); USS Charles R. Ware (DD-865); USS Newport News (CA-148); USS Everett F. Larson (DDR-830) and USS Midway (CVB-41). Photo No 80-G-413452.Robert Hurst
Larson 115kUSS Gherardi (DMS-30), USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DD-713), USS Murray (DD-576), USS Benner (DD-807) and USS Everett F. Larson (DDR-830) in Algiers May 20, 1954.Larry Bohn
Larson 262kAugust 1957, location unknown.Ed Zajkowski
Larson 130kPhoto #: NH 51054. USS Everett F. Larson (DDR-830) underway in May 1958. U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.Tony Cowart
Larson 253kOctober 5 1960 at Pearl Harbor, photo NPC 1078747.Ed Zajkowski
Larson 174kJuly 14 1966, (L-R) USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830), USS Markab (AR-23), unidentified destroyer, USS Radford (DD-446) and USS James E. Kyes (DD-787).Ed Zajkowski
Larson 410kUSS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) comes alongside USS Mispillion (AO-105) to refuel, during operations in the Gulf of Tonkin, October 1967. Photographed by PH1 Don Grantham, USN. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 98645. Tony Cowart / Robert Hurst
Larson 104kUSS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) underway off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii, 16 April 1969. Photographed by PH2 G.W. MacDonald, USN. Naval History & Heritage Command photo Photo #: NH 98644. Tony Cowart
Larson 85kUSS Frank E. Evans's stern section tied up alongside USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830), after she was cut in two in a collision with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. The ships were participating in Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation exercises in the South China Sea when the collision occurred, 2 June 1969. Photographed by PH2 J.C.Borovoy, USN (Photo No NH 98659).Robert Hurst
Larson 123kSH-3 Sea King helicopters from USS Kearsage (CVS-33) join rescue operations over the stern section of the USS Frank E.Evans (DD-754), as USS Everett F.Larson (DD-830) stands ready to offer assistance (at right). A RAN frigate is also present (Photo No NH 98649).Robert Hurst
Larson 49kThe stern section of Evans secured alongside USS Everett F. Larson (DD 830).Fabio Peņa
Larson 444kNewspaper clipping of the collision.Rich Hoffner
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Ron Reeves collection of the collision of the HMAS Melbourne and the USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) which happened on June 3 1969. The USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) provided assistance to the Evans.
Ron Reeves
Larson 802kUSS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) fires her forward 5"/38 guns while supporting South Vietnamese troops in Vietnam's Military Region One, 1972. Photographed by PH1 C.R. Pedrick, USN. This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in May 1972. Naval History & Heritage Command photo NH 98646. Tony Cowart / Robert Hurst
Larson 51kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Larson 64kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Larson 26kShips patch.Mike Smolinski
Larson 177kShips patch.Tommy Trampp
On Republic of Korea Service
Larson 79kROKS Dae Gu (DD-917) ex-USS Wallace L. Lind and ROKS Jeong Buk (DD-916) ex-USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830).Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Larson 87kROKS Dae Gu (DD-917) ex-USS Wallace L. Lind and ROKS Jeong Buk (DD-916) ex-USS Everett F. Larson (DD-830) at National Security Experience Park, Jeongdongjin, Gangwon-Do.Kyeong Weon, Cheon
Larson 62kNovember 28 1981, location unknown.Robert Hurst
Larson 170kAuckland, New Zealand December 4 1981.Chris Howell
Larson 145kAs above.Chris Howell
Larson 142kROKS Jeong Buk (DD-916, ex-USS Everett F. Larson, DD-830) as a museum ship at the Gangneung Unification Park, Gangneung, South Korea, on 1 November 2007.Robert Hurst

USS EVERETT F. LARSON DD-830 / DDR-830 History
View This Vessels DANFS History entry at the Naval History & Heritage Command website
(Located On The hazegray Web Site, This Is The Main Archive For The DANFS Online Project.)

Commanding Officers
Thanks to Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves

CDR Horace (Iron Mike) Myers    Apr 6 1945 - Feb 19 1946

CDR Francis Alvin McKee    Feb 19 1946 - 1947

CDR Kenneth West    1947 - May 1949

CDR Kenneth Leroy Veth    May 1949 - Jul 1950 (Later RADM)

CDR Harold Patrick Lair    Jul 1950 - 1952

CDR Arthur Herbert Bryant    1952 - 1953

CDR Paul Gress Adams Jr.    1953 - May 1955

CDR Douglas Caufield Plate    May 1955 - Aug 1957 (Later VADM)

CDR Adelbert Ray Evers    Aug 1957 - Mar 1958

CDR Thomas Crockett Harbert Jr.    Mar 1958 - 1960

CDR Dale Vernon Schermerhorn    1960 - Dec 1961

CDR Robert Dale Wood    Dec 1961 - Jul 1963

CDR Carl Raymond Quanstrom Jr.    Jul 1963 - Nov 1964

CDR Donald Roy Schaffer    Nov 1964 - 1966

CDR John Gilbert Palmer    1966 - 1968

CDR Alexander Wolfgang Rilling    1968 - 1970

CDR Harvey Philip Rodgers    1970 - Dec 27 1971

CDR Lee Oran Smith    Dec 27 1971 - Sep 6 1972

LCDR James Clinton Toland    Sep 6 1972 - Oct 30 1972

Commanding Officers under Republic of Korea Command
Thanks to Gene Maresca

CAPT Han Pong Kyu    Oct 30 1972 - ?

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: Arthur Colson
Address: 17 Maple Ave., Eliot, ME 03903
Phone: 207-439-2123

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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