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USS EVANS (DE-1023) - a Dealey-class destroyer escort

In Commission 1957 to 1968

DE-1023 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1955 - Keel Date: 8 APR 1955
at Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Company
SEP 1955 - Launch Date: 14 SEP 1955
JUN 1957 - Commissioned: 14 JUN 1957
JAN 1959 - JUN 1959 Middle Pacific
JUN 1959 - JUL 1960 Dry Dock
JUN 1959 - Shellback Initiation - 18 JUN 1959 - Pacific Ocean
JUN 1960 - JUL 1960 Middle Pacific
JUL 1960 - AUG 1960 Sea Trials
MAR 1961 - SEP 1961 West Pac
NOV 1961 - MAY 1962 Dry Dock
SEP 1962 - MAY 1963 West Pac
FEB 1964 - DEC 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
FEB 1964 - DEC 1964 West Pac
APR 1964 - OCT 1964 West Pac-Viet Nam
APR 1966 - SEP 1966 West Pac-Viet Nam
JUN 1966 - Shellback Initiation - 6 JUN 1966 - Pacific Ocean

DE-1023 General Specifications

Class: Dealey-class destroyer escort

Named for: Ernest E. Evans

Complement: 170 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1270 tons

Length: 314 feet 6 inches

Beam: 36 feet 9 inches

Flank Speed: 25 knots

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping 16 August 1974


The third Evans (DE-1023) was launched 14 September 1955 by Puget Sound Bridge and Dredging Co., Seattle, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. H. Hendrickson; and commissioned 14 June 1957, Lieutenant Commander H. F. Wiley in command.

Evans arrived at San Diego, her home port, 4 August 1957, and began shakedown operations along the west coast. Her first lengthy deployment, from 21 January 1958 to 27 June, found her serving with Commander, Naval Forces Marianas, for duty in the administration of Pacific territories held by the United States in trust under the United Nations. She proceeded to visit Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, and to train with ships of the navy of the Republic of Korea.

During her second tour of duty in the Far East, from 8 January 1959 to 13 June, Evans hove to in Leyte Gulf 7 February to conduct memorial services for her namesake, Commander Ernest Evans. She exercised with the navy of the Republic of the Philippines, patrolled the Taiwan Straits, served briefly as station ship at Hong Kong, and joined in exercises off Okinawa during the remainder of her tour. On 14 April 1960, Evans again climaxed a west coast training period by sailing for the western Pacific on a tour of duty which continued until 21 July 1960. She then returned to operations off the coast for the remainder of the year.

[Note: The above USS EVANS (DE-1023) history may, or may not, contain text provided by crew members of the USS EVANS (DE-1023), or by other non-crew members, and text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships]