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Photos of USS Frank E. Evans Collision (DD 754) ~ June 3, 1969
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HMAS MELBOURNE R-21 with HMAS PARRAMATTA following
USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) aft section after collision with MELBOURNE
HMAS MELBOURNE damage to bow after collision with FRANK E. EVANS
Crew of FRANK E. EVANS at muster after collision w/MELBOURNE
USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) aft section adrift
Aft section of FRANK E. EVANS secured to USS EVERETT F. LARSON (DD 830)
FRANK E. EVANS being made ready for towing to Subic Bay, PI by USS TAWASA (ATF 92)
Last remains of USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) at Subic Bay, PI prior to being sunk as target
Dedication plaque at Admiral Nimitz Museum, Fredricksburg, Texas, 1946
1945 Commissioning Program
1945 - 18 Feb Sea Trials
1945 -  18 February Sea Trials
Shakedown February 1945
First cruise to WESTPAC, docked  Whang Poo River, Shanghai, China, 29 Nov 1945
Tsingtao, North China, 1946
Recommissioning  15 September  1950 San Diego, California
Commissioning Ceremony w/Mrs. Frank E. Evans & CDR Louis Christie 15 Sept 1950
1950 Pt Loma Shakedown
Mount 52 5 inch 38
Returning from Korea, November 1952
Refuel at Midway Island, 1954
Riding High, 1953 from Doug Legg
Operation Decoy, 1952 from Doug Legg
Captain's gig
Evans at sea
The Little Beavers Desron 23, circa late 1950's
Little Beaver Squadron
At sea
At sea
WESTPAC Tour, 1962
Torpedo tube and captain's gig
Homecoming - Pier 17, Long Beach, CA (the mole)
USS Frank E. Evans refuelling from USS Kearsarge
1969 - ASW Ships in formation
USS Kearsarge (CVS 33)
Last known photo of USS Frank E. Evans taken from HMAS Melbourne, 1969
USS Frank E. Evans, USS Mars, USS Kearsarge
Vietnam gunfire support, 1969
Sea Spirit - New Zealand destroyer HMNZ Blackpool , May 1969
Sea Spirit - British destroyer HMS Cleopatra, May 1969
USS James E. Kyes DD-787, part of Sea Spirit Operation, May - June 1969
USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) 5th Annual Memorial Service 40th Anniversary
Hawthorne High School JROTC
Pete Peters, Director, Survivor Relations
Family, Survivors, Shipmates & Friends
Welcome
Survivors read the names of the Lost 74
MM3 Peters, EM3 Schaller, MM3 Conley, Bugler SGT Vermer USMC, MMFN Clark, ADR3 Richmond, SM2 Kraus, FTG3 Burke, FT2 Wyse
Flyby 1
Flyby 2
Flyby 3
SM2 Steve Kraus, VP USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) Association
Relatives - Tim Wendler (Son RD2 Ronald Thibodeau, Fred Kerr (Brother SA James Kerr), Ken Norton (Brother ENS John Norton), Dale Brandon (Brother LTJG Robert Brandon), SM2 Steve Kraus VP, Mary Botto & Frances Camagna (Mother & Sister YN3 Andrew Botto), Janice Lehman (Widow RD1 Eugene Lehman)
"LEST WE FORGET"
40th Commemoration Ceremony - Long Beach 
40th Commemoration Ceremony - Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) A Brief History
3 June 2009 Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
"74 Lost" Their Names Live" Bundamba Memorial Park, Bundamba, Queensland, Australia
Ipswch Memorial Program
Welcome by Ron Baker RAN
Welcome by Eddie Ruska, Representing the Yuggera People of Australia
Shipmates, Relatives & FriendsR
RAN Band
RAN Vocalist
Joshua Olm - Message from Australian Prime Minister
Judith Fergin U.S. Council General Sydney - Letter from President Obama
Jack Sheehan FEE Association and Ron Baker RAN
Reverend Canno G. Ott Chaplain RAN
Blessing the Plaque
Unveiling of the Plaque
The Plaque with RAN & USN Representatives
CAPT Stevenson, Jack Sheehan, Joe Mulitsch, Chuck Huber
Memorial Plaque
RAN Parade Rest
Royal Australian Army Salute
RAN Band
Honors, Ron Baker RAN
Honors
Chris & Bob Winston RAN Survivor
Taps
Flag Lowereing
Memorial with 30 Wreaths
Judith Fergin & Jack Sheehan
Goodna Sub-Branch RSL Services Club
Shipmates & Survivors at the Club
Shipmates & Survivors at the Club 2
40th Anniversary Memorial Reunion
Jack Sheehan & Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale
Plaque from City of Ipswich to USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) Association
Jack Sheehan & Joe Mulitsch
Chuck Huber, Judith Fergin, Joe Mulitsch, & Jack Sheehan
Ron Baker Receives Plaque from USS FRANK E. EVANS Association Joe Mulitsch
Ron Baker, Chuck Huber, & Judith Fergin
Ron Baker
Major Players in the 40th Anniversary Memorial
Tim, Chuck, Ron & a Friend
USS FRANK E. EVANS (DD 754) Association Representatives to Ipswich, Queensland, Australia June 2009
Reunion Photos from 1992-2007
1992 1st Reunion Dallas TX Small Group
1992 1st Reunion Dallas TX Large Group
1993 2nd Reunion Granbury TX 1950s
1993 2nd Reunion Granbury TX 1960s
1993 2nd Reunion Granbury TX Large Group
1994 3rd Reunion Las Vegas NV Collage
1995 4th Reunion Charleston SC 1940s
1995 4th Reunion Charleston SC 1950s
1995 4th Reunion Charleston SC 1960s
1996 5th Reunion Corpus Christi TX 1940s
1996 5th Reunion Corpus Christi TX 1950s
1996 5th Reunion Corpus Christi TX 1960s
1997 6th Reunion San Diego CA 1950s
1997 6th Reunion San Diego CA 1960s
1997 6th Reunion San Diego CA Survivors
1997 6th Reunion San Diego CA Collage
1998 7th Reunion Alexandria VA 1940s Arlington National Cemetery
1998 7th Reunion Alexandria VA 1950s Arlington National Cemetery
1998 7th Reunion Alexandria VA Survivors Arlington National Cemetery
2000 9th Reunion Aurora CO 1950s
2000 9th Reunion Aurora CO 1960s
2000 9th Reunion Aurora CO Survivors
2000 9th Reunion Aurora CO Shipmates
2001 10th Reunion Aurora CO Shipmates
2002 11th Reunion St. Louis MO 1940s
2002 11th Reunion St. Louis MO 1950s
2002 11th Reunion St. Louis, MO 1960s
2002 11th Reunion St. Louis MO Survivors
2003 12th Reunion Long Beach CA 1940s
2003 12th Reunion Long Beach CA 1950s
2003 12th Reunion Long Beach, CA  1960s
2003 12th Reunion Long Beach CA Survivors
2004 13th Reunion Lubbock TX 1950s
2004 13th Reunion Lubbock TX 1960s
2004 13th Reunion Lubbock TX Shipmates
2004 13th Reunion Lubbock TX Survivors
2005 14th Reunion Milwaukee WI 1940s
2005 14th Reunion Milwaukee WI 1950s
2005 Milwaukee 60s Shipmates
2005 14th Reunion Milwaukee WI Survivors
2006 15th Reunion Excelsior Springs MO 1950s
2006 15th Reunion Excelsior Springs, MO 1960s
2006 15th Reunion Excelsior Springs MO Survivors
2007 16th Reunion Excelsior Springs MO 50s
2007 Reunion 16th Reunion Excelsior Springs MO 1960s
2007 16th Reunion Excelsior Springs MO Survivors
2008 17th Reunion Charleston SC 1940s
2008 17th Reunion Charleston SC 1950s
2008 17th Reunion Charleston SC 1960s
2008 17th Reunion Charleston SC 1969 Survivors
2010 18th Reunion San Diego CA 1960s
2010 18th Reunion San Diego CA 1950s
2010 18th Reunion San Diego CA Families of the Lost 74 - Lehman Norton Thibodeau Messier Sage Brothers
2010 18th Reunion San Diego CA  Family Members of BMC Willie L. King Lost 1969
2010 18th Reunion San Diego CA 1940s
Welcome to the Official Website of the 
USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) Association, Inc.
This website is dedicated to the men who served aboard  the USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754), including those who were lost on 
3 June 1969, and to the families and friends of those fine sailors.