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USS Hanson
Welcome Aboard! is the premier source of the US Navy Destroyer USS Hanson DD832/DDR832. We are dedicated to preserving her history and the stories of the servicemen who once served faithfully aboard. 

Website Cruise Log

Brochure July 18, 2016 - The 2016 USS HANSON DD/DDR 832 Annual Reunion will ne held in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday, October 18 to Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center.  Please download the brochure on the right for more information on costs and reservation form.

January 22, 2016 - The Winter 2016 Hanson Newsletter is here! In it you will find information on the upcoming Hanson 2016 Reunion.

November 7, 2015 - Hello folks! Somehow the pictures of the Cleveland 2014 Reunion were never published to the Hanson website. Good news! We managed to gather 78 photos for your viewing and hopefully will bring back some memories.
You may view in the  Photo Gallery...
As always, thanks to Carl Pearson for acquiring the pictures for us. Cheers, ~Ozzy.

November 2, 2015 - New pictures from the 2015 Hanson Reunion in Albuquerque, New Mexico have been uploaded to the site.  You may view here...


Crew Email List

Now it's even easier to keep in contact so please take advantage of this service. If you wish to have your email to the list please fill out the registration form in the Crew section, or send Carl Pearson an email with your information.
For your email security, all email addresses are encoded in a script that prevents web bots from scanning the address and send you unsolicited spam.
If your email is already listed, please take some time to make sure it is current and correct. Send Carl Pearson a request to update or correct your email address. ~Administrator

About the USS Hanson's web administrator

Carl Pearson Carl "Arkie" Pearson is our new administrator. Arkie served aboard the Hanson from April 53 to April 57 and was a CS2 when he was discharged.

After his discharge from the Navy, Carl enrolled and graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1962 and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in May 1963. He was called to the pastorate of the First Baptist Church, Danville, Arkansas until September 1969 when he returned to the Navy as a chaplain. While on active duty, he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA in Marriage & Family Counseling.

Carl retired from the Navy in 1995 with over 30 years of combined service to God and country.  In 1995 he was asked to serve as pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Milton, Fl and did until he again retired in 2004.