The 1950's


JPK refueling from BB63

Head on

Highlining at Sea


Almost broadside

DD850 awaiting shakedown trials

DesRon 8 Change of Command, 1951*

Alongside pier

Closeup

Genoa, Italy in 6 May, 1954

Chicago 1959; St Lawrence Seaway Opening

Chicago 1959; St Lawrence Seaway Opening




Note for DesRon 8 photo above: * "Recently returned from Korea, Commander Destroyer Squadron Eight, Captain E.S. Von Kleeck, Jr., reads his farewell address on board the USS J. P. Kennedy, Jr., as officers and men of Destroyer Division 81 stand-by to receive their new commander." Captain Von Kleeck was relieved by Captain J.J. Laffan. Probably taken at Newport, Rhode Island, soon after 8 August 1951, when DesDiv 81 returned from a Korean War deployment. Ships present are (from right to left): USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD-850); USS William R. Rush (DD-714); USS Fiske (DD-842); USS Hawkins (DDR-873); and an unidentified escort destroyer (DDE).