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 60s" 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 the picture to see a larger size.
"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. "
These pictures are on another site.
"You can see it's so rusty on the LT's upper body (especially the bridge).
It is because she was used as a missile target. Poor her .... suffering so much !! "
Aft Boiler Aft Engine Front Boiler Front Engine Stern Berth
Hit by Missile Mount 52 Officers' Berth
September 18 Email . . . . Once a Sailor, Always a
" 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)
ROCN 926 (USS Leonard K. Mason DD-852
September 18 Email . . . These days many of our naval
veterans went to visit your old LT.
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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 following pictures from that site.)
These pictures were taken on September 13, 2002
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