USS Biddle DDG-5 (EX DD-955)
USS Claude V. Ricketts DDG-5
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Oct. 15, 2017

Good directory Michael. Wish there were two photos of Biddle, DDG-5, in higher resolution profile and 3/4 view versions that show off the graceful yet serious-business lines of the CF Adams Class. FYI to your readers with Ham Radio licenses who served aboard Tin Cans -- we have on-air meetings two days a week (Wed 1300Z and Sundays 2000Z).

Info is available at:

Thanks for maintaining this site.

Tom Pendarvis
St. Louis, Missouri
USS Biddle, DDG-51st Div., 1962-1963

PS - Favorite recent WWII or Vietnam sea action-centered book: "The Edge of Honor" by P. T. Deutermann.

Jan. 1, 2010

I served on the USS Biddle from 1963 to 1964.  Do you have a list of the crew members during that time. I was learning to be a signal man.

David Seibert

May 27, 2009

Thanks for the great pictures of the USS C. V. Ricketts DDG 5. I was a crew member 1981-1985 and during the shipyard overhaul that the pictures show.

EM1 Richard Turner
retired in Virginia.

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