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Side Launch BAY CITY, MI

time: 1250 - date: 22 April 1959 First DDG hits the water

At the moment of the breaking of her commissioning pennant, the USS H. B. Wilson DDG-7
became the responsibility of Captain L. D. Caney (ret) who, together with the ships company,
then had the duty of making and keeping her constantly ready for any service
demanded by our Country in peace or war.

Plank Captain Caney - Passed Away - 20 November 2009

Commissioned 17 December 1960

Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston Massachusetts

SUBSEQUENT COMMANDING OFFICERS OF THE
USS HENRY B. WILSON DDG -7
 

2nd Commander D. C. Redgrave
3rd Commander W. C. Harris
4th Commander E. L. West
5th Commander Edward M. Cocke
6th Commander Eugene I. Finke
7th Commander Henry C. Mustin
8th Commander Charles G. Farnham
9th Commander Robert L. Jensen
10th Commander J. Michael Rodgers
11th Commander R. T. S. Keith, Jr.
12th Commander Eugene S. Dvornick
13th Commander William J. Hill
14th Commander C. van der Schroef
15th Commander John T. Gilmartin
16th Commander Thomas H. Berns
17th Commander N. Glen Berree
18th Commander David L. Johnson

Decommissioned 2 October 1989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A link to Captain Caney's  -  his fathers favorite's from WW I era
"Smiles"
http://www.usgennet.org/usa/mo/county/stlouis/ww1-music/smiles.htm

Lyric by J. Will Callahan, 1874-1946
Music by Lee S. Roberts, 1884-1949
Published 1917:  Jerome H. Remick & Co, New York
MIDI file courtesy Benjamin Tubb

 

      
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