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We have September 2002 pictures of the Dang Yang as she is being prepared for her new life as a fish farm.

These pictures were taken by members of the ROC Navy Veterans Association. This is a group of about 200 demobilized sailors and officers. "In Taiwan we have 2 years compulsory military service. So some of us went to the navy for just 2 years of service. Others took the Navy as a life career. Our ages range from the 20s up to the 60's." Alex Wu was a sailor aboard the ROCN DDG-921 (former USS Hanson) as a Gunner's Mate from 1996-1998. He is now living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Alex signed our guest book with information about the Lloyd Thomas / Dang Yang being prepared to be a fish farm and gave us access to these pictures and information. Click on a camera to see a group of photos.

"I have some Dang Yang photos which were taken on September 4, 2002 by one of my navy mates in a fish port of East Taiwan. It is known that the Dang Yang will soon become a man-made fish farm. You can see many holes drilled on her hull. Don't be too sad . . . for the Dang Yang will be living in our minds forever."

Photos taken 09/04/2002

September 18 Email . . . Once a Sailor, Always a Sailor . . . We feel sad to see these pictures . . . and there are 4 more Gearings on the fish farm list.

They are:

  • ROCN 915 (USS Herbert J. Thomas DD-833),
  • ROCN 920 (USS Shelton DD-790), and
  • ROCN 926 (USS Leonard K. Mason DD-852)

September 18 Email . . . These days many of our naval veterans went to visit your old LT. Now I can share lots more photos with you.

Site provided by my mate (He was aboard the ex USS Power. Sorry about the Chinese encoding . . ."

(We copied the next set of pictures from that site.)

Photos taken 09/13/2002
Thanks to Keiichi Morisata for sharing this last set of pictures with us ! Keiichi is a ROC Navy Veteran who served on a Knox class ex-USS FF-1073.
Photos taken 09/13/2002