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USS MULLINNIX DD-944

           The Navy's Finest
              1957




Picture above is her first "cruise" from builders yard in Quincy to Boston Naval Shipyard, across Boston Harbor, in preparation for fitting out and commissioning ceremonies (1958). Note Beth Steel flag from yardarm, ensign at aft mast, and lack of crew.


Mullinnix was one of many ships named after US Naval Aviators.
For a complete list go to Ships Named for Naval Aviators










All Hands - August 1957







Planning was already being made for the "next generation" of destroyers.
They would be called The Shermans!"





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