Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1954

Thanks to Chuck Ehaney for this newspaper copy.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1954

6 Warships Dock at P.H.

Pearl Harbor was busy as in its World War II days yesterday as two cruisers and a destroyer division docked there from the West Coast. The cruisers Toledo, commanded by Captain W.A. Cockell, and the Helena, commanded by Captain F.M. Adamson, are en route to the Far East. The four arriving ships that make up Destroyer Division 112 are the destroyers Ozbourne, the flagship for Commander E.G. Gardner, division commander; the Hollister and the Arnold J. Isbell and the radar picket destroyer Frank Knox. They are also on their way to the Orient. The Toledo, one of the first ships to serve in the Korean War zone, is en route to her fiftth tour of duty in the Far East. Since no other cruiser has participated in more than three Far Eastern cruises since that time, the vessel is on the way to breaking her own record.


The Helena, a veteran of four tours of duty in the Orient, was the ship which brought President Eisenhower to Pearl Harbor in December, 1952, after his historic review of troops on the front lines of Korea. During the Korean hostilities, the large vessel supported front line troops by roaming off the coasts of Korea shelling Communist trains, bunkers, emplacements and positions.


Destroyer Division 112 escorted 15 landing ship tanks during the transfer of 14,000 Chinese prisoners from Inchon to Formosa. The operation took six days. For her Korean action, the Toledo received the Korean Presidential Unit Citation from Syngman Rhee, president of the Republic of Korea. All six ships will operate in the Hawaiian area before continuing on the the Western Pacific.


2 Responses to “Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1954”

  1. Roger Says:

    Is there somewhere I can post a pic of the 112 Destroyer Division?

  2. Dan Says:

    You can post it on the Isbell’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1481387162171163/

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