to any and all that ever
served aboard during the period from 1943 through December 1st, 1960.
All officers and enlisted men are invited to join in. The primary
purpose of this organization is to plan and organize reunions for the
members and their significant others, to assist the members in locating
other shipmates and provide information from the V.A. and other sources.
For information on
membership, select the "Membership...
button on the left.
*** 2013 REUNION ***
Hope you all had a
available. Click the group image below for a "Slideshow" or see the
Photos... link in the left column for the photo version.
Select image for Reunion
Click here for Reunion
"Plan of the Day"
Select the 2013 Reunion button in the left column for a recap.
reunion? Do you have any photos you would like to contribute? Send them
to us and they will appear on the Photos & Videos pages. You
use the link at the bottom of the page for comments. Up to
three can be sent at a time. If you have more, use the same link to let
me know and I
will let you know how to send them.
Little McGowan History
The USS McGowan was
launched in November, 1943 and commissioned December 20, 1943
with Commander James B. Weller in command. After WII she was
decommissioned in 1946 then recommissioned in 1951. The McGowan
remained in service until December 1, 1960 when she was transferred to
Spain and became know as SPS Jorge Juan - D 25. She was stricken from
the Spanish Navy list on 15 November 1988, then scrapped.
For a more complete presentation of the USS McGowan history, see the
various links on the "McGowan History" page (link in left hand column).