USS Hanson
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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.
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Contributors Needed

Did you know the website is used as a reference around the internet? Just look at Wikipedia and search for the Hanson, you will find in the references where this site is the source.

Many of you have contributed though the years by sending us your little stories and salty tales. Believe it or not, those stories are used by website editors to paint the bigger picture of the history of not only the Hanson but history in general.

I wish to extent a thanks to all those who have contributed, and would like to see more stories come our way. No matter how unimportant you may think your memories are, we can let history decide that. So go ahead and sit down and start writing, or typing, or dictating so someone else. Your memories are not in the history books, this is your opportunity to get it out for the world to see it.

As always, thanks to all of you for your service and God bless.

~Ozzy Resto, administrator

USS HANSON DD/DDR 832 - 26TH ANNUAL REUNION *** Postponed ***

Branson, Missouri

Due to all uncertainties at this point, the steering committee has decided to reschedule our 2020 reunion in Branson.

The new dates for the reunion in Branson, MO will be May 13-16, 2021. A new Plan of the Day and registration form will be sent out after the first of the year when the show dates for 2021 are released.

Hope everyone is doing well, looking to see you in Branson.


Branson, MO
Branson, MO

July 12, 2020

Hanson Stories and Tales

Roger Chagnon has submitted another story for us all to enjoy. It is now available in the Stories and Tales page ("Outranked"). Many thanks to Roger for his contributions.


Ed McBain

January 12, 2020

Did You Know?

While scouring through the internet for books or more information about the USS Hanson I ran into a special person that served aboard the ship. The subject's name is Salvatore Albert Lombino, or AKA as Ed McBain, the writer/screenwriter. It so happens that he wrote his first murder mystery, "Chalk", while serving on the Hanson. After receiving positive reviews form his fellow sailors he decided to become a writer.

In his memory, we have added him to our crew roster under his birth name. Salvatore Albert Lombino, 1926-2005.

More info: Wikipedia...; Google Books...



Alexandria, Virginia

The crew of the USS Hanson celebrated their 25th annual reunion on August 30 to September 2, 2019.

Any reunion attendees that have pictures of the reunion and wish to share, please send the administrators a note with the pictures or a link to download.

USS Hanson PlaqueMt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial

A plaque in proud memory of our departed shipmates of the USS Hanson has been placed at the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Visit the Mt. Soledad Memorial page...

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.
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