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.
USS McGowan Annual Reunion
in Gettysburg, PA.
See the 2014 Reunion link left for a recap of the adventure.
Photos available soon.
Select above photo for the Album
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).