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US Navy Memorial, Ship’s Plaque

September 2, 2009

The funds required to sponsor a plaque commemorating our ship, The USS Arnold J Isbell, at the Naval Memorial in Washington DC. were collected at the San Diego Reunion 2006. The plaque has now been created and mounted at the Museum in Washington.

The Staff of the museum will conduct a 30 minute dedication ceremony Saturday, June 28,2008 at 11:00 AM. All shipmates, family, friends, or any one interested is welcome to attend. There will be a showing of the movie “At Sea” afterward at 12:00 Noon. This event is not in conjunction with any other event, and those who wish to attend must make their own arrangements for lodging and transportation.

If you have any questions, call or e-mail either Barry Dahlberg or the Navy Memorial at 2023800733 or e-mail


Man overboard!

August 21, 2005

manoverboardFireman third class William Buie goes over the Isbell’s side in 1959 (click image for larger version).

(Source: Time, Dec. 7, 1959)

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1955

August 17, 2005

Thanks to Alec McCaig for this newspaper copy.

Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1955

Four Destroyers Arrive

1,000 Men On Way to Far East


Did the Isbell really sink a yacht in 1968?

July 30, 2005

Did the Isbell really sink a yacht in 1968? Read this Letter to the Editor from the July-August-September 2005 issue of The Tin Can Sailor. (30 July 2005)


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

June 10, 2002

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.