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Welcome Aboard

Welcome aboard the USS Furse DD/DDR 882. The Furse was a Gearing class destroyer named after John H. Furse.
The ship was commissioned in 1945; decommissioned in 1972; sold to Spain in 1975 and scrapped in 1991. You can read more about the Furse under the history tab.   If you have  information that would be helpful with the ship's history,  email me at  

2018 Reunion Site  

The USS Furse Reunion Association holds a reunion each year in the fall at various locations throughout the U.S.  The 28th reunion will be held in Jacksonville, FL. Oct. 10-14. Details will be in the April newsletter.

Facebook Page

Woody Woodward, now deceased, served on the USS Furse during the Vietnam War. Woody's nephew, Kevin, has created a Facebook page that features Woody's many photos taken when he was aboard 1968-70. The Facebook link is.

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