NameGerald R Gould
Retirement/Discharge DateSeptember 1966
Tour 1 DatesAugust 1963 - September 1964
Tour 1 Rank/RateRDSA
Tour 1 DivisionOI
NATO Mixed Manned CrewNo
CommentCame aboard right out of A School into OI Division just in time for a Med cruise, she was still the USS Biddle at the time. I was aboard for the decommissioning of the Biddle and commissioning of the USS Claude V Ricketts. I have been wondering if that makes me a plank owner??? I was transferred in Sept or Oct of 1964, hard to remember such details so many years later, to the USS Semmes DDG 18 out of Charleston SC
Other DDG-2 Class ships served on:USS Semmes DDG-18
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The Crews of DDG-5
USS Biddle (5/5/62 - 7/28/64)
USS Claude V. Ricketts (7/28/64 - 10/31/89)

Below are the names of the men that, together, made up the crews of the USS Biddle and USS Claude V. Ricketts during her 27 year career.  The names below represent those who have registered on this site and do no comprise the whole of the men who served on board the DDG-5 during her career.  It is estimated that at least 4000 men served on board the DDG-5 during her lifetime.  If you were a crew member of either the Biddle or the Ricketts and you have not yet done so, you can register here.
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