USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)
Destroyer of the Allen M. Sumner class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Class||Allen M. Sumner|
|Built by||Bethlehem Steel Corp. (Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||7 Aug 1942|
|Laid down||21 Apr 1944|
|Launched||3 Oct 1944|
|Commissioned||3 Feb 1945|
|Lost||3 Jun 1969|
USS Frank E. Evans (Cdr. Albert Sydney Mclemore, USN) was cut into two after a collision in the South China Sea with the HMAS Melbourne. Melbourne was steaming in company with destroyers of DesRon 23. The Evans was hit between the stacks while maneuvering into plane guard formation. Unfortunately, she cut right across the bow of Melbourne. This collision resulted in 74 of her crew being killed.
Commands listed for USS Frank E. Evans (DD 754)
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|1||T/Cdr. Harry Smith, USN||3 Feb 1945||16 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Frank E. Evans include:
18 May 1945
USS Frank E. Evans arrived at Pearl Harbor.
24 Jun 1945
USS Frank E. Evans arrived off Okinawa.