USS Thorn

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    Was just scouring the net and i discovered that there was an American Destroyer by the name of USS Thorn. (im interested because Thorn is my surname) All I know whas that it was decommissioned in August 2004; does anyone have pictures or information on it? Thanks.
     
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    Is this enough?

    If you want to read it, it's at www.destroyers.org/bensonlivermore/647hist.html
     
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    Wow great! Thanks! 8)
     
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    The USS Thorn decommissioned in 2004 was not the WW2 destroyer of the Benson class, but DD-988 of the Spruance class

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    #6 DaughterofThornEnsign, Aug 7, 2011
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    Had a typo above. Didn't mean to put WWI. My father was an Ensign on the USS Thorn during WWII. I have the journal he kept during his deployment as described in detail in the other post above. I also have many photos during this deployment including their celebration crossing the Equator. In his journal he describes the terrible storm they endured and how many sailors got sick. Very interesting journal and amazing photos of the ship. It references "Sticker" and I have a photo of the dog. He mentions in his journal how the dog liked to chase the cat and they think either the dog chased it off the ship or it somehow fell into the sea.
     
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    My father was an Ensign on the USS Thorn during WWI. I have the journal he kept during his deployment as described in detail in the other post below. I also have many photos during this deployment including their celebration crossing the Equator. In his journal he describes the terrible storm they endured and how many sailors got sick. Very interesting journal and amazing photos of the ship.
     
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