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Destroyer skipper

Don Sheppard

Destroyer skipper

a memoir of command at sea

by Don Sheppard

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Published by Presidio in Novato, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sheppard, Don.,
  • United States. Navy -- Officers -- Biography.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDon Sheppard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsV63.S53 A3 1996b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 270 p. :
    Number of Pages270
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL988101M
    ISBN 100891415556
    LC Control Number96026259
    OCLC/WorldCa34990055

    That Gravely managed to become a destroyer skipper—and to revel in the experience—says much about the man and the changing mores of the naval service. He had an active role, by both his initiative and his performance on the job, in helping foster those changes and thus open the doors of opportunity for hundreds of other officers.   Officers can progress from destroyer command to Captain rank and then to flag rank if their performance warrants it. It's not a hard and fast rule - each Battlestar Group will usually have one destroyer whose skipper is a full Captain, and they'd be in line of succession to command the group after the Battlestar XO and the cruiser skippers.

    Zahm was an experienced destroyer officer who had recently been promoted from Commander and skipper of the destroyer WALKE and made commodore of DESDIV During the early morning hours of 2 December, Zahm was summoned aboard the flagship USS Portland (CA) anchored in San Pedro Bay, in the northwestern corner of Leyte Gulf. Douglas Harold Fox was born on 26 March in Walled Lake, Mich., the son of Rev. and Mrs. Joseph and S. Laura Fox. He attended Dowagiac High School in Dowagiac, Mich., prior to entering the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., from his native state on 8 August The Naval Academy’s Lucky Bag yearbook described Fox as “Big-hearted,” adding that he gave away everything.

    USS O’BRIEN was the 13 th SPRUANCE - class destroyer and the fifth ship in the Navy to be named in honor of Jeremiah O'Brien. The USS O'BRIEN was last homeported in Yokosuka, Japan. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on Septem , the O'BRIEN spent the following months berthed at the Inactive Ships On-site Maintenance Office, Pearl Harbor, HI., until she was . Radarman 3rd Class Gregory Sage and Seaman Recruits Gary Sage and Kelly Sage died together, along with 71 shipmates, on USS Frank E. Evans when the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne literally cut their destroyer in two at 3 o’clock on the morning of June 3, , in the South China : Historynet Staff.


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Destroyer Skipper: A Memoir of Command at Sea concludes Don Sheppard's trilogy of books (the others are Blue Water Sailor and Riverine) about his life in the Navy. This time out, Shappard details his adventures at the helm of a U.S.

Navy by: 1. Destroyer Skipper book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. A personal account of leadership lessons developed through his adventure 4/5. Destroyer Skipper: A Memoir of Command at Sea concludes Don Sheppard's trilogy of books (the others are Blue Water Sailor and Riverine) about his life in the Navy.

This time out, Shappard details his adventures at the helm of a U.S. Navy : In his book Destroyer Skipper, a Memoir of Command at Sea, the ship he was XO on was the USS Kramer. In reality it was the USS Arnold DD CDR Sheppard was the best officer I served with in my time in the military/5.

Destroyer Skipper: A Memoir of Command at Sea concludes Don Sheppard's trilogy of books (the others are Blue Water Sailor and Riverine) about his life in the Navy.

This time out, Shappard details. This book is the third in a series covering Sheppard's career in the Navy. It covers the period to when Sheppard was executive officer of one destroyer and captain of another. I found it particularly interesting because I was in the Navy from to /5(2).

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The fabulously wealthy widow of a Royal Navy destroyer skipper whose ship was sunk off Norway, she is a member of Special Operations Executive commissioned as a Royal Marine lieutenant. Captain ‘Geronimo’ Joe McKoy — claims to have been a scout for the US Calvary,a veteran of the charge up San Juan Hill and a former Arizona Ranger.

Stephen Ambrose has an account of this in his book D-Day: June 6, The Climatic Battle of World War II. He summarizes the work of the destroyers: “At Adm. Bryant, commanding the gunfire support group off Omaha, called all destroye.

Author Sheppard shows the development - including the rocks and shoals he hit along the way - of his leadership skills while serving as the new captain of a. Destroyer whose crew had grown sloppy and suffered from poor morale. Destroyer Skipper: A Memoir of Command at Sea by Shepard, Don. Presidio Press.

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Delivery confirmation on. Tin Cans book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Original title: United States Destroyer Operations in World War II I discovered that the scene from "In Harm's Way" that shows the launch trying to catch up with the rapidly departing destroyer so the skipper can get aboard was based on fact.

Theodore Roscoe /5. Official Privilege is the third novel by former destroyer skipper, destroyer squadron commander and Navy Captain PT Deutermann. This book does a Genre Shift from naval thrillers involving ships on deployment, to military themed crime fiction.

Some may find the books preachy, perhaps arrogant, but a man who pulled himself up from rating to commander of a nuclear-armed warship in peace time has that right in my book.

The three books are; Bluewater Sailor: The Memoirs of a Destroyer Officer Riverine: A Brown-Water Sailor in the Delta, Destroyer Skipper: A Memoir of Command at Sea. During his 30 year Naval career Mike Clarity of Punta Gorda, Fla.

was the skipper of a guided missile destroyer and the Port Commander at Pearl Harbor by the time he retired from the service. His love for the sea began years earlier growing up. i served on the bachi from to before leaving for shore duty;was qmc/command chief(sea) under great skipper and the cpo mess used his gig while on med deployment.

best memory taking fire truck to italy for great local relations. got to find photos i have and post them. thanks to ic1 gustafson (gus) who i see in. The Melbourne–Evans collision was a collision between the light aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the destroyer USS Frank E.

Evans of the United States Navy (USN). On 3 Junethe two ships were participating in SEATO exercise Sea Spirit in the South China am, when ordered to a new escort station, Evans sailed under Melbourne ' s bow Vessels involved: HMAS Melbourne (R21), USS Frank.

Looking for books by Don Sheppard. See all books authored by Don Sheppard, including Riverine: A Brown-Water Sailor In The Delta,and Bluewater Sailor: The Memoirs of a Destroyer Officer, and more on USS McKean (DD) was a Gearing -class destroyer of the United States Navy built by the Todd Pacific Ship Building Company in Seattle, Washington State.

3 External links. McKean, in The USS McKean was launched on 31 March and commissioned on 9 Junenamed after Commodore William Wister McKean, a squadron commander on the Speed: 35 knots (65 km/h; 40 mph). The Navy selects veteran destroyer skipper, Fred Schmidt, for a top-secret mission during the invasion of Cuba by an army of expats at the Bay of Pigs.

The invasion begins. Schmidt calls on Chief Gunner's Mate Mike Stafford and two others to go ashore, and direct naval gunfire. The book does a great job of telling the main story from many different points of view (mainly as an insider or an outsider) to the events described.

I'd also suggest "Whip" by Martin Caidin. It's about a B group that flies and fights against the Japanese in the pacific.The stress of the drawn-out conflict with the sub eventually causes the American skipper to snap.

The book was later made into a major motion picture, staring Richard Widmark (as the destroyer captain) and Sidney Poitier.

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