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    Emergency generator room...

    On the starboard side just aft of the mess deck is a compartment not often mentioned in DD recitals.
    The Diesel generator room located at A-305-1E caught my attention several months back when reading the account of Halsey battling typhoons in the Pacific and unable to refuel his DD's that already had short legs in the a big ocean.

    One of the accounts mentioned the blending of diesel fuel with bunker oil to extend the running time between unreps.
    I wonder what and where the diesel was used and then connected the dots.
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    DD-652.... sinkex ...

    Postcard recital explains everything....
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    DD-652-launched ....

    A perfect PR photo of the bottle broken across the bow of the USS Ingersoll DD-652.
    This Fletcher Class-DD named after ADM Royal Rodney Ingersoll a Civil War veteran.
    His grandson Royal Rodney Ingersoll III, (KIA) Battle of Midway serving aboard the USS Hornet.

    I hope the woman didn't get any of that on her ....????
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    Square bridge ....

    This builders photo of the Ingersoll viewed from the Port quarter forward offers the simply graceful form of a Fletcher-DD sans guns.
    The preinstalled gun version with 51& 52 mounts and 40 mm Bofors missing provides a clean view of the superstructure.
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    A sinkex target ....

    Long faded glory as the USS Ingersoll is moored to an anchor buoy off the California coast awaiting its journey to the bottom.
    Note the 51 gun has been removed as well as the dual 3-inch guns and the radar arrays aloft the tripod mast.
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    USS Ingersoll DD - shipmates

    Casting bread upon the waters....

    Mannville N.J., Onorga, IL, Duluth, MN or Taylorville, IL

    4-crewman from the USS Ingersoll, if you know these families here's a picture, no year or date....
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    Date & place ...

    One picture .... trying to figure out the place and time frame..... any ideas???
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    October 1952, Venice Italy. Just prior to Operation Longstep.

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    I got the first part. Definitely Venice in front of Saint Marks. But, the second part, clearly experts like DonBelt have that one nailed.

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    Great resources ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Builder 2010 View Post
    I got the first part. Definitely Venice in front of Saint Marks. But, the second part, clearly experts like DonBelt have that one nailed.
    The thread is fortunate to have "eagle eyed" followers.... and here is another view of the Ingersoll underway in the Philippine Sea... and a B & W profile photo off the east coast ???
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    Brown water DD ..... with barrel erosion issuses...

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    The thread is fortunate to have "eagle eyed" followers.... and here is another view of the Ingersoll underway in the Philippine Sea... and a B & W profile photo off the east coast ???
    Interesting....

    The experience gained from Ingersoll’s performance as Gun Ship Da Nang set the foundation for the Naval Gunfire Support Group. Ingersoll is believed to be the only destroyer to perform combat missions in the “Brown Waters” of South Vietnam (Da Nang Harbor and Saigon River).

    The Department of Veterans Affairs published an Addendum Compensation & Pension Service Bulletin, Volume 1, Issue 7 on July 31, 2007. The Bulletin authorized “Herbicide Exposure Presumption Extended to USS Ingersoll Crewmembers”, as set forth below.

    “The USS Ingersoll (DD 652) operated as a Navy destroyer gunship providing fire support for military ground operations along the Vietnam coast during 1965. In addition to coastal duty, the USS Ingersoll traveled up the Saigon River on October 24th and 25th of 1965 to fire on enemy bases. C&P Service has reviewed the ship’s deck logs, located at the National Archives and records Administration, and confirmed this service in the “inland waterways” of Vietnam. As a result, the presumption of herbicide exposure, as described in 38 CFR 3.307(a)(6)(i), should be extended to any crewmember who served aboard ship during October of 1965. This presumption is authorized by M21-1MR section IV, ii.2.C.10b. Regional offices should reevaluate any disability claim based on herbicide exposure from one of these veterans that has been denied.”

    A total of twenty-four (24) combat missions were fired against 116 enemy targets during this deployment. This resulted in firing of over 60,000 rounds of 5” 38 ammunition. All four (4) gun barrels were replaced in early 1966, due to excessive wear and erosion of gun barrel rifling.

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    USS LUCE on eternal patrol ...

    USS Luce was sunk by Japanese Kamikaze Aircraft off Okinawa May 4 1945.
    This photo has a date of May 1945 from Navsource.
    I like this photo because it shows the DD underway with 40mm's covered.
    A very clear B&W photo with the depth charge racks visible. (Photo credit Ed Zajkowski )
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