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USS Estes History in Photos - 1948

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Submitted by Frank Baillie

I was aboard the Estes, homeported in Tsingtao, China, from 1948 until it was relieved by the Eldorado in 1949. We carried the Flag of VADM Oscar Badger, ComNavWesPac, title changed to 7th Fleet in later years.

Tsingtao, China
Tsingtao, China 1948-1949

 

Tsingtao, China
Tsingtao, China 1948-1949

Tsing Pag Pier
Tsing Pag Pier, 1948-1949

Frank Baillie & Bert Kline
Frank Baillie & Bert Kline

Leo Galang & Fred Farnsworth
Leo Galang & Fred Farnsworth

 


Submitted by John C. Clement

Clement, John C., SH-3 - S Div - 1948-1949 - - Submitted 3/16/07

I reported aboard Summer 1948 at Tsingtao, China where ESTES was flagship for Commander Western Pacific Forces. Never got underway until early 1949 when ESTES was relieved by ELDORADO AGC 11. I helped put her into mothballs at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard, San Francisco.

 

Capt-XO
At left, Commanding Officer W.B. Davidson, Captain, USN and Executive Officer J.A. Eastwood, Commander, USN
at Tsingtao football game.

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Coupon booklet for Enlisted Club at Tsingtao.


Submitted by Jackie Moore

Jackie Moore - - Submitted 8/7/13

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greeting from Tsingtao 1948


Submitted by Jamie Payne

James Hubert Payne, - - 1948 - - Submitted 11/15/16

James Payne
James Payne

Payne License
James Payne
Driver's License

Payne License
James Payne
Driver's License

James Payne & Buddy
James Payne with a buddy
aboard USS Estes

 


James Hubert Payne   1948 - - Submitted 11/20/16

I also have some of China vintage photos when the ship was there.

1948 Hong Kong
1948 Hong Kong

1948 Hong Kong
1948 Hong Kong

1948 Hong Kong
1948 Hong Kong

1948 Hong Kong
1948 Hong Kong


 


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