contributed by Brion Boyles
Launched in ’44. retired from the US Navy in ’81, sold to S. Korea where she served another 18 years as ROKS JEON JU and became a museum ship in 1999….after 55 years’ service.
USS Rogers (DD-876) was a Gearing-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for three brothers — Jack Ellis Rogers Jr., Charles Ethbert Rogers, and Edward Keith Rogers — killed in action aboard USS New Orleans during the Battle of Tassafaronga in the Solomon Islands on 30 November 1942.