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To the memory of all sailors who ever served aboard the Destroyer USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754). 

A special commemoration to the Crew who sailed with her on that fateful morning, June 3, 1969 when USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) collided with the Australian Aircraft Carrier HMAS Melbourne (R21) and was cut in half. The forward section of USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) sank in 1100 fathoms of water within two minutes. Seventy-four lives were lost. USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754) was struck from the Navy Register in 1969. 

To learn more about the collision, click here, "I Relieve You Sir."
For official movies, click here
May we never forget the ship,
The men who proudly sailed with her,
And those who paid the ultimate price in service
Aboard USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754).

ENSIGN ALAN HERBERT ARMSTRONG

SEAMAN JAMES ROBERT BAKER

YEOMAN THIRD CLASS ANDREW JAMES BOTTO

RADARMAN THIRD CLASS THOMAS BELUE BOX

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS JAMES FRANKLIN BRADLEY

ENSIGN ROBERT GEORGE BRANDON

SEAMAN APPRENTICE HARRIS MELVIN BROWN

BOILER TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS WILLIAM DANIEL BROWN II

CHIEF HOSPITAL CORPSMAN CHARLES WILLIAM CANNINGTON

RADARMAN SECOND CLASS CHRISTOPHER JOHN CARLSON

SEAMAN MICHAEL KALE CLAWSON

SEAMAN DANNY VICTOR CLUTE

YEOMAN THIRD CLASS JAMES RICHARD CMEYLA

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS LARRY WAYNE COOL

SEAMAN PATRICK MICHAEL CORCORAN

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JOE EDDY CRAIG

ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN (RADAR) THIRD CLASS JAMES WILBURN DAVIS

SEAMAN APPRENTICE LEON LARRY DEAL

SEAMAN JAMES FRED DYKES III

SEAMAN APPRENTICE RAYMOND JOSEPH EARLEY

GUNNERS MATE THIRD CLASS STEVEN FRANK ESPINOSA

SEAMAN APPRENTICE STEPHEN DONALD FAGAN

SEAMAN APPRENTICE WILLIAM DONALD FIELDS

SEAMAN APPRENTICE ALAN CARL FLUMMER

SEAMAN APPRENTICE HENRY KENNETH FRYE

SEAMAN FRANCIS JOSEPH GARCIA

SONAR TECHNICIAN (SURFACE) THIRD CLASS MELVIN HOLLMAN GARDNER

SEAMAN APPRENTICE DONALD EUGENE GEARHART

BOATSWAINS MATE THIRD CLASS PATRICK GENE GLENNON

SEAMAN APPRENTICE KENNETH WAYNE GLINES

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JOE LUIS GONZALES

SONAR TECHNICIAN (SURFACE) THIRD CLASS LARRY ALLAN GRACELY

SEAMAN APPRENTICE DEVERE RAY GRISSOM, JR.

SEAMAN APPRENTICE STEVEN ALLEN GUYER

RADARMAN THIRD CLASS TERRY LEE HENDERSON

CHIEF ELECTRICIANS MATE EDWARD PHILIP HESS

RADARMAN SECOND CLASS GARRY BRADBURY HODGSON

SEAMAN APPRENTICE DENNIS RALPH JOHNSTON

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JAMES WILLIAM KERR

CHIEF BOATSWAINS MATE WILLIE LEE KING

CHIEF RADARMAN GEORGE JOSEPH LA LIBERTE'

RADIOMAN SECOND CLASS RAYMOND PATRICK LEBRUN

RADARMAN FIRST CLASS EUGENE FRANCIS LEHMAN

SEAMAN APPRENTICE ISAAC LYONS, JR.

SEAMAN APPRENTICE DOUGLAS ROY MEISTER

SEAMAN APPRENTICE ANDREW MARTIN MELENDREZ

SEAMAN FREDERIC CONRAD MESSIER

SEAMAN APPRENTICE TIMOTHY LYNN MILLER

ENSIGN JOHN TOWNSEND NORTON, JR.

ENSIGN GREGORY KOICHI OGAWA

SEAMAN APPRENTICE MICHAEL ANTHONY ORLIKOWSKI

INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIAN SECOND CLASS LINDEN RUSSELL ORPURT 

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE DWIGHT SCOTT PATTEE

SEAMAN APPRENTICE CRAIG ALLEN PENNELL

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JEROME PICKETT

YEOMAN SECOND CLASS EARL FREDERICK PRESTON, JR.

BOILER TECHNICIAN THIRD CLASS LAWRENCE JOHN REILLY, JR.

RADARMAN SECOND CLASS VICTOR THOMAS RIKAL

BOATSWAINS MATE SECOND CLASS GARY LOREN SAGE

RADARMAN THIRD CLASS GREGORY ALLAN SAGE

SEAMAN APPRENTICE KELLY JO SAGE

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JOHN ALAN SAUVEY

BOILER TECHNICIAN FIREMAN APPRENTICE ROBERT JAMES SEARLE

FIREMAN APPRENTICE GERALD WAYNE SMITH

SEAMAN THURSTON PERRY SMITH, JR.

SONAR TECHNICIAN SECOND CLASS JOHN RAYMOND SPRAY

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JON KENNETH STEVER

SEAMAN APPRENTICE THOMAS FRED TALLON

RADARMAN SECOND CLASS RONALD ARTHUR THIBODEAU

RADARMAN THIRD CLASS JON WAYNE THOMAS

SEAMAN APPRENTICE JOHN THOMAS TOLAR

QUARTERMASTER THIRD CLASS GARY JOSEPH VIGUE

RADARMAN THIRD CLASS CON WESLEY WARNOCK

SEAMAN APPRENTICE HENRY DENNIS WEST III




























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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.