USS ROGERS (DD-876)

contributed by Brion Boyles

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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.

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