USS Burden R. Hastings

Shown here is USS Burnden R. Hastings (DE-19) with a good close-up of the DE bow. Note anchor stowage level with the upper deck. The white circles have been added to the photo to show new equipment added in refit. Note the large R/T aerial at the port yardarm, the cork life-nets stowed in bins by No 2 gun, and the mast ladder arrangement. The surface radar aerial in its protective housing and a HF/DF aerial at the masthead were standard, the latter a retrospecxtive addition. Note that the 'crazy quilt' camouflage pattern is different each side and does not continue round the stem (USN).

USS Burden R. Hastings
Bigbird, Jan 24, 2009
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