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CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1943-1945 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
LCDR JOHN AUSTIN COLLETT (1908-1942) (Edited by Frank Olderr)
LCDR JOHN AUSTIN COLLETT (From John Slater)
COLLETT FAMILY HISTORY (From John Slater)
NAVAL CAREER OF JOHN AUSTIN COLLETT (From the son of Paul LaFollette)
1940 CENSUS OF JOHN AUSTIN COLLETT IN HAWAII (from Lin Morgan)
COMMISSIONING CEREMONY INVITATION (From the son of Peter "Frank" Schuch)

COMMISSIONING CEREMONY INVITATION AND PROGRAM of 10 May 44 (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

WARTIME HISTORY OF THE USS COLLETT (From Ken Payne)
WW II HISTORY OF THE USS COLLETT (From Walker Dix)

FIRST ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM of 10 May 45 (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

FIRST ANNIVERSARY “BIRTHDAY GREETINGS” of 10 May 45 (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

COLLETT's 1ST ANNIVERSARY, 16 MAY 1945 (via Carl Coff)
1944 & 1945 SERVICE DIARY OF ARTHUR T. HILL, JR. (From Arthur's son Art Hill)
COLLETT's 2ND ANNIVERSARY, 16 MAY 1946 (via Carl Coff)
CHRISTMAS 1946 (via Carl Coff)

REMARKS ON COLLETT'S WW II SERVICE (From Alan Jepson in 1994 via Bob Kitt in 2010)

HISTORY OF THE USS COLLETT OF 1944-1946 (From Julious Windham)
DON VIEWEG'S USS COLLETT JOURNAL - 1944 (From Don Vieweg’s son Don Vieweg, Jr.)

ANTI-SHIPPING SWEEP OF DESTROYER SQUADRON 61 IN JULY 1945 (From Ken Payne)

19 AUGUST 1945 COLLETT NEWSLETTER (via Ken Perry)
COLLETT IN TOKYO BAY IN 1945 (by Don Moore, Correspondent for the Charlotte Sun Newspaper,via Lee Waldorf)

AFTER END OF HOSTILITIES, AUGUST 45 (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

HOMEWARD BOUND, 15 Oct 45 –Pearl Harbor to San Pedro (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

REPORT OF CHANGES, 26 Oct 45 (from the son of Paul LaFollette)

LETTER TO EDITOR OF NEWSPAPER FROM DON VIEWEG IN 1945 (From Don’s son Don Vieweg, Jr.)

 

CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1946-1949 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
OUR SHIPMATE ALTON MECKES WHO DIED AT SEA ON 6 JUNE 1946 (by Al Vernon and Julious (Windy) Windham)

THE 1946 NAVY DAY BOOKLET (from Perman Smith)

1947 CHRISTMAS DINNER BOOKLET WITH CREW ROSTER (Via Robert Wylie's daughter-in-law Mishael Wylie)
1948 PORTLAND NAVY DAY VISIT (From Robert O. Wylie (submitted by son Robert A. Wylie. and daughter-in-law Mishael Wylie))
 
CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1950-1955 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
1949-1952: MY TIME ONBOARD THE USS COLLETT (by Ed Shumer)

MAP OF 1950 KOREAN WAR CRUISE (Via Bob Whitt)

DESRON NINE AND THE "SITTING DUCKS" IN KOREA (by Joe Carrillo)
NAVAL ACTION IN 1950 - NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT DAILY NAVAL OPERATIONS OFF KOREA (Via Bill Kephart)

THE TRICK THAT WON SEOUL, AN ARTICLE FROM THE SATURDAY EVENING POST of 11 NOVEMBER 1950 (Via Jerry Alderman)

ARTICLE ON COLLETT’s PARTICIPATION IN THE INCHON INVASTION (via Howard Leazer)

1950 NAVAL COMMUNIQUE (via Frank Miller)

"SITTING DUCKS" SQUADRON QUEST FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION.  (From Chuck Kiesling)  NOTE:  You will need a free Adobe reader to view these files.

SHIPS OF THE COMMONWEALTH NAVIES THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE KOREAN WAR (From Roger Farmer)

1953 - SHIP'S COMPANY IN OCTOBER, A PHOTO (From Jim Brosseau's son Randy)

1953 - PHOTOS (WITH CAPTIONS) OF BROSSEAU'S PHOTO PF SHIP'S COMPANY IN OCTOBER (From Chuck Kiesling)
1953 CHRISTMAS MENU (Via Tom Briley)
1953-1954 PORTS OF CALL (From Chuck Kiesling)
1954 USS COLLETT 10th Anniversary (Via Gerald Gardner)
1955 CRUISE BOOK (Via Gerald Gardner)
 
CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1956-1959 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
1957 CRUISE BOOK (Via Ron Elliott)
27 MARCH 1957 - FOUR AMERICAN DESTROYERS ON VISIT - A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING (from Wayne Bessett)
1958 CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION IN OPERATION HARDTACK (From Ron Elliott)
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS FROM 1958-1960 (from Tom Craver)
1959 CHANGE OF COMMAND (Via Bill Brooks)
CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1960-1965 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
USS COLLETT (DD-730) – From FRAM II to 19 July 1960 (By Bill Brooks)
1MC ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR EVOLUTIONS (compiled by Frank Olderr)
1960  COLLISION WITH USS AMMEN ON 19 JULY 1960
HOW THE USS COLLETT GOT IT'S SHIP'S INSIGNIA  IN 1961(By Bill Wardell)
USS COLLETT INSIGNIA INFORMATION (From Andy Anderson)

COLLETT'S ASW EFFECTIVENESS - AUGUST 1961 (From Bob Kitt)

1962 COLLETT JOURNAL (Of Durward Mommsen)
1962 CRUISE BOOK (Via Arthur Horsch)
1962 CHANGE OF COMMAND (From Robert (Bob) Kitt)
POD FOR DECEMBER 9, 1962 (via John Slater)
EXCERPTS OF LETTERS FROM JOHN SLATER IN 1962 & 1963
1963 A VISIT FROM BILL BROCKETT'S FATHER (Via Frank Olderr)
PLAN OF THE WEEK - APRIL 8-12, 1963 (Via Carl Rotola)
POD FOR APRIL 8, 1963 (Via Carl Rotola)
"FAMILYGRAM" OF DECEMBER 1963 (By William Bischof via Carl Rotola)
POD for JANUARY 21, 1964 in Hong Kong (Via James Koranda)
CAPTAIN'S LETTER TO A SHIPMATE'S MOTHER (Via Pat Manion)

THE GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE OF MARCH 1964 AND MEMORIES OF BILL BROCKETT (By Joe Kozerski, Frank Olderr, Mike Kipper and Lin Morgan)

COLLETT HISTORY TO MAY 1964 (Via Carl Rotola)
"FAMILYGRAM" OF JUNE 64 (By William Bischof via Carl Rotola)
4 PODs FOR JULY 1964 (Via Carl Rotola)
PODs FOR JULY 25, AUGUST 6 & 10, 1964 (From Earl Mayer)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA NEWSPAPER CLIPPING OF AUGUST 7, 1964 (Via Carl Rotola)
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE OF COLLISION AND PLANS OF THE DAY FOR 7/25/1964 AND AUGUST 6 AND 10, 1964 via Earl Mayer
 
CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINES & SHIPMATES OF 1966-1970 (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
WESTPAC DEPLOYMENT 1966-1968 (From Swede Michaelson) 
USS COLLETT (DD-730) IN ACTION IN 1968 AS TRANSCRIBED BY Frank Olderr
USS COLLETT PARTICIPATION IN SAR RESCUE IN 1966 OFF NORTH VIETNAM (From Ken Burns of HS-6)
MY TOUR OF DUTY ON THE USS COLLETT (DD 730) 1966-1968 (From Steve Blanchard)
ABOUT OPERATION SEA DRAGON IN APRIL 1967 (From Bob Ross)
FRANK MADDEN RDC - APRIL 1967 (FROM BOB HALL VIA EILEEN HALL)
SHOOTING WAR 1967 - A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING (Via Ken Pistor)
DECK LOG FOR JUNE 6 AND 7 1967 (From James Brewer)
WELCOME ABOARD BROCHURE FROM 1967 (Via Steve Killen)
COMMAND HISTORY FOR THE YEAR 1967 (Via Andrew Bradick)
WELCOME ABOARD BROCHURE FROM 1968 (Via Steve Killen)
COMMAND HISTORY FOR THE YEAR 1968 (Via Swede Michaelson)
JR KEARNEY'S 1968 LETTER TO FAMILIES & FRIENDS OF COLLETT (Via Larry Berwald's son Lance)
CRUISE SUMMARY AND CRUISE BOOK FOR 1969-1970 (Via Bill Huffman)
DECOMMISSIONING CEREMONY, 1970 (Via the archives of the COLLETT Association)
COMMANDING AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS (Compiled by Frank Olderr)
THE USS COLLETT AS THE "PIEDRA BUENA" (From many sources)
JACK ANDERSON COLUMN RE: TRANSFER OF USS COLLETT TO ARGENTINA
CHRISTMAS GREETING: USS COLLETT, USS CORAL SEA, USS HOEL (From Bob Engblade)
 

USS COLLETT – SERVICE MEDALS AND BATTLE STREAMERS

Veterans Administration Department Web Contact Listing (From the Internet via Bob Kitt in 2011)