Photos by Allan Mason.
CSC Correspondent Allan Mason traveled to Jacksonville, Florida for an awesome carshow which didn’t happen… So, there was this cool ship outside the hotel window. Mason said, “the nostalgia rush was worth the trip”.
Named after Lieutenant Joseph Orleck, Commanding Officer of USS Nauset, killed in action on 9 September, 1943 during World War II, & posthumously awarded the Navy Cross. Gearing Class Destroyer, keel laid in 1944, launched on 12 May ‘45, & Commissioned 15 September, 1945. The “Top Gun” of Vietnam, fired 11,000+ rounds earning the nickname ”Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast” & netting an astonishing 14 battle stars throughout the war.