Somers Photos


I am always looking for more great photos of the Somers. If you have access to a scanner, you can send me the photo as an attachment.
If you don't have a scanner, but would like to put some pictures on the page, again let me know, and I'll give you my snail mail address. I'll scan them with the utmost of care and return them to you immediately. If you don't want to part with the pictures, have them scanned onto a CD at a Wal-Mart, Walgreens, and send me the CD, and I'll Put them up. Thanks to all who have donated photos.

Photos 1-18 are courtesy of Kurtis Heinen.

Picture 1: The Somers in drydock, 1973 or '74.

Picture 2: Another drydock shot.

Picture 3: A rear drydock shot

Picture 4: ASROC AWAY!!!

Picture 5: The Somers off the coast of Hawaii.

Picture 6: A wider angle shot of the focsle.

Picture 7: At anchor in Hong Kong, 1973 or '74

Picture 8: Another shot of the Somers at anchor in Hong Kong

Picture 9: Hong Kong at night, with what looks like an LST in the background.

Picture 10: The Jumbo Floating Restaurant in Hong Kong.

Picture 11: The "civillian fleet" in Hong Kong

Picture 12: More of the civillian fleet.

Picture 13: Downtown Hong Kong

Picture 14: Hong Kong skyline

Picture 15: Another shot of the skyline

Picture 16: A great side photo at anchor in Hong Kong

Picture 17: One more shot off the coast of the P.I.

Picture 18: This is how the poor people lived in Hong Kong

Picture 19 DD 947 at sea, (Photo courtesy of Charlie Fatum)

Picture 20: A great heavy weather shot. (Photo Courtesy of Joe La Voie)

Picture 21: DDG-34 at sea. (Notice the carrier in the background.)
(Photo Courtesy of Brian Phillipi)

Picture 22 "A selection of photos from Westpac 1969-70".
(Courtesy of Michael Goebel)

Picture 23: The USS Somers rescuing the crew and passengers of the Philippine ferry MV Basco, 18 August 1961.
(Photo courtesy of Jim Andreas).

Picture 24: Another nice shot of DD-947 at sea.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 25 An overhead shot of DD-947. Notice the special greeting from the crew.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture26 An overhead shot from the starbord side.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 27 An overhead shot from the port side.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 28: Ships taking part in the Landings at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, May 1965.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 29: Chu Lai: Marines and equipment being offloaded from the USS Vernon County, LST 1161.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 30 The exploded gun barrel, which resulted in the death of Seaman Jimmy Stinnett, May 1965.
(Photo courtesy of Dick Lindenauer).

Picture 31 Westpac 81-82: The "Starving Artists USO troupe performing abourd the Somers.

Photos 32-46 are courtesy of Mr. Somers Blackman.

Picture 32 Official photo, Uss Somers DD-947

Picture 33: Another great shot of the Somers at sea

Picture 34: DD-947 Dockside

Picture 35: The Commissioning of DDG-34, 10 February, 1968, Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA

Picture 36: Another shot of the commissioning.

Picture 37: A placque, depicting all of the ships that have borne the name "Somers."

Picture 38: Mr. Somers Blackman, presenting the placque to the crew of DDG-34

Picture 39: Coming into San Francisco California, June, 1981.

Picture 40: Arriving at Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco.

Picture 41: Coming up on the Golden Gate Bridge.

Picture 42: Going under the Golden Gate Bridge

Picture 43: Captain Siepel, hard at work.

Picture 44: Snipes, keeping the ship running in "The Hole."

Picture 45: Another shot inside "The Hole."

Picture 46: The Coronado Bridge, San Diego, CA.

Picture 47: Coming into San Diego.

Picture 48 A model of the U.S. Brig Somers.

Picture 49: Renovation of the Queen Mary in Long Beach, seen from the deck of the Somers.
(Photo courtesy of George White).

Picture50: This is a picture of a drone we were suppose to shoot down. When they launched it, It never started and It fell like a rock. We chased it for about three hours of the coast of port Hueneme. We all got sea sick because of the ground swells. It looked good when we got there but tore the hell out of it bringing it abroad. A helicopter came by to pick it up. We dumped it in the water for him to hook on to it and it sunk in a heartbeat. That was the end of the drone.
(Photo courtesy of George White).