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USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931)

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USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) was launched 5 February 1955 by Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; sponsored by Mrs. Forrest P. Sherman, widow of Admiral Sherman; and commissioned 9 November 1955, Commander R. S. Crenshaw in command.

After a year of initial training and fitting out, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) arrived at her home port, Newport, R.I., 15 January 1957. On 3 September 1957, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) sailed for NATO Operation "Strikeback," screening a carrier striking group in exercises off Norway. She called at Plymouth, England, and Copenhagen, Denmark, before returning to Narragansett Bay 22 October. he patrolled the eastern Mediterranean through the rest of the month, then sailed to join the 7th Fleet in its operations off Taiwan in support of the threatened islands of Quemoy and Matsu. Sailing eastward to complete a cruise around the world, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) returned to Newport 11 November.

During the summer of 1959, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) joined in Operation "Inland Sea," the cruise of a task force into the Great Lakes in celebration of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Returning to Newport, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) took part in coastal exercises with the Atlantic Fleet, then underwent minor repairs and alterations in the Boston Naval Shipyard.

More training exercises began in 1960 for the destroyer, and on 21 March she sailed on a 7-month cruise to the Mediterranean and duty with the 6th Fleet. En route home in October, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) came to the aid of the Liberian freighter Allen Christensen who had a severely injured man on board. Taking off the patient in a motor whaleboat at night, USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) sped him to Bermuda, site of the nearest hospital. The destroyer arrived at Newport on 15 October and some 4 weeks later entered the Boston Naval Shipyard for major overhaul, lasting into 1961.

For a complete history of USS Forrest Sherman (DD-931) please see its DANFS page.