2/8/2016   If you severed on board the USS Walke DD 723 1940's  to 1970 and you are not a member of the Walke Association,     Join now.   Contact: Gene Hansen gene@ha1040.com      
Membership over 400 but we need to keep growing.  
    Many shipmates are listed on Hull.com, Tin Can Sailors and Destroyer on Line crew locator.  

Looking for shipmate  to take over website and historian duty.


Next Reunion will be in Asheville, NC   September   25-29,2016.   Watch here and the Newsletters for more information. 
    I went on line, many interesting things to do    and see in Asheville, NC

 For more information: Eugene Hansen, (67-69) Secretary/Treasurer    gene@ha1040.com


 

 

                                                                 

     

 


 


The first Walke(DD-34) was launched on 3 November 1910; sponsored by Miss Mildred Walke Walter, granddaughter of Rear Admiral Walke; and commissioned on 22 July 1911 at the Boston Navy Yard, Lieutenant Charles R. Train in command.  It was laid down on 5 March 1910 at Quincy, Massachusetts, by the Fore River Shipbuilding Company.
 
The second Walke(DD-416) was laid down on 31 May 1938 at the Boston Navy Yard; launched on 20 October 1939, sponsored by Mrs. Clarence Dillon, grandniece of the late Rear Admiral Walke; and commissioned on 27 April 1940, Lt. Comdr. Carl H. Sanders in command.

The third Walke(DD-723) was laid down on 7 June 1943 at Bath, Maine, by the Bath Iron Works; launched on 27 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Douglas Dillon; and commissioned at the Boston Navy Yard on 21 January 1944, Comdr. John C. Zahm in command. 





                         
                                                                     

                                                                                                                          


 
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