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When's the last time you saw one of these?    


          Last All-Gun Destroyer In US History     
he belonged to the Forrest Sherman Class - the last Destroyer Class in US Naval History to sport 100% gun armament. The USS Hull was the last 'all-gun' destroyer in the Pacific to be decommissioned, earlier in 1982.

month later, the Mullinnix was the last 'all-gun' Destroyer anywhere to be decommissioned. The end of an era was complete with that decommissioning. The United States Navy will never again see a fighting ship with ALL guns.

          


There's Two Types of Ships:
Destroyers and the Destroyed

Back Cover - Mullinnix Commissioning Brochure

estroyer: A high-speed warship designed to operate offensively with strike forces, with hunter-killer groups, and in support of amphibious assault operations. Destroyers also operate defensively to screen support forces and convoys against submarine, air, and surface threats. Normal armament consists of 3-inch and 5-inch dual-purpose guns and various antisubmarine warfare weapons. Designated as DD.





          
Ship's Song from the 50/60's
(Colonel Bogey's March)

Ship's Song from the 70's
(Riders On The Storm)

Mux Tribute Video
(Courtesy Melvin Douglas)

          








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"Any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction: I served in the United States Navy."

John F. Kennedy
Remarks at the United States Naval Academy
1 August, 1963


All veterans deserve a parade - a chance for the nation to say thank you.
We didn't do that for Vietnam Veterans.


"Remember, it takes a MAN to ride a TIN CAN!"
Quote 'borrowed' from BT3 Joe Stanford, in the 'hole' on the USS Edson DD-946, somewhere on the 7 seas...

Best Commerical Ever
Don't you ever forget!
Greatest Movie Line Ever
Thanks for the memory, Bob!




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