Twining departing San Diego - abt 1958 - Point Loma in background.
Twining (DD-540) keel was laid down on 20 November 1942 at San Francisco, Calif., by the Bethlehem Steel Co.; launched 11 July 1943, sponsored by Mrs. Sanford B. Dole Wood; and commissioned 1 December 1943, Cmdr. Ellis Kerr Wakefield in command. She was decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on 1 July 1971 and was sold on 16 August 1971 to Taiwan for use by the Chinese Nationalist Navy under the name of;
Kuei Yang DDG 908
Final Pictures ?? (Maybe not! ) Updated Mar 10, 2003
Kuei Yang Memorial
Kuei Yang DDG-908 - naval reserved area in Kaoshiung - Taiwan --- Updated 16 Sept. 2010
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USS Twining Reunion 2014
San Diego, Ca. has been chosen as the location for the 2014 reunion. As details become known they will be posted here as well as Rita Murray's webpage listed below. I believe Joe Edd Jones, who co-ordinated the 2012 reunion, will be the co-ordinator who will be organizing this reunion in San Diego.
Rita Murray's Twining webpage.......
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A TINCAN SAILOR IN KOREA (Tentative Title) ( 1 Feb. 2012)
by Gordon Pelton
Hi shipmates. I am presently working on a book about experiences aboard the Twining during the period of the Korean War. I am tentatively calling it A Tincan Sailor in Korea. I was aboard the Twining from Nov 1952 through May 1954 when I left the ship for return to the US and discharge. I was a FireControl Technician.
I remember many things that happened during my time on the Twining. I am asking for your help, though, concerning events, dates, names, details, etc. for the entire period of the Korean War. Anything you remember that you think might be interesting. I intend to include personal stories, personal experiences, personal anecdotes – in short, exciting or fun things that happened to us both on liberty and on duty - at sea, tied up at a pier or anchored in the stream. If you remember any action or event that the Twining was involved in during the war or that you or your shipmates experienced, I would like to hear from you about it. If you have logs, diaries or letter to home that contain dates of certain events, let me know about them. You can help to confirm the details of things that I may remember but may not be clear about. Anything at all could make it into this book – and I will not mention the names of anyone who does not want to be identified. This can be totally anonymous.
USS Twining Cap and Patch - Revised; 3 March 2008
Pictures of Twining Reunion 2006 - San Diego, Ca.
10-20-06, Reunion pictures posted
Twining Scuttlebutt Lounge c- Feb 26, 2006
Leave a message for your old shipmates.
Navy Emporium Twining Guestbook - Linked 3 Apr 2010
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HqNEJpKMnzE -added 3 July 2008
TWINING VIDEO: At time 1:43 you will see the USS Twining DD540 pass briefly
in the background of the above Youtube video of the USS Los Angeles CA 135
WANTED: Does anyone have or know of film footage of the USS Twining DD540?
If so, please contact Glenn @ Emailfirstname.lastname@example.org
Twining RosterTwining Roster 1955 from cruise book (added 4 Feb. 2012)
1955 Cruise Book Pictures Added 10 March 2012
Twining Honor Roll - Shipmates who have departed on their Final Journey .
Twining Action Reports
Twining Sea Stories - Updated 5 Apr. 2011
Roger Myers Twining Diary - Updated 27 Dec. 2008
Bill Kauphusman Page
Frank Hudson Pictures- Twining Reunion 2002
Harold Minor Page
Harry Rinowski's Jacket
Mike Snavely Assignment 1963 - added 2 Apr 2010
Mike Snavely thought you might enjoy the following video;
An ObituaryNavy Links Page
Extensive List of USS Twining Links
Fletcher-class Destroyers Excellent coverage of the FLETCHER Class
Glenn Riley - Do you know this shipmate?