USS Whitehurst Logo by: Pat Stephens, Webmaster, DESA

Whitehurst’s Last
  Change of Command Ceremony.

USS Whitehurst DE-634

Cruiser Destroyer Forces
United States Pacific Fleet

2030 hours 18 October 1968
Base Theater
Naval Supply Center Puget Sound, Seattle Div.

Invocation, Chaplain Vernon E. Awes
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of
Captain R. S. Evetts COMRESDESDIV 13ND

Presentation of Thirteenth Naval District
Anti-Submarine Warfare Award to

LCDR C. F. Bryant
COM 13 Representative

Reading of Orders
LCDR C. F. Bryant




Reading of Orders
LCDR P. V. Paterson
reads his orders
and assumes command of USS Whitehurst

Benediction, Chaplain Vernon E. Awes

Cake Cutting and Reception at the rear of the room

A Brief History

 We are indebted  to Charles Bryant, son of LCDR C. F. Bryant, who supplied the material  for this article.  It is the only record we have of a Change of Command Ceremony.       mc

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