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Picture 51
Provided by James R. Kelly Capt. USCG ret.,
Starboard quarter view of the USCGC VANCE (W-487) entering San Diego harbor, November 1952. VANCE underwent a 2-week shakedown / refresher training period with the Navy Fleet Training Group. At the end of this period of mid/late November VANCE departed San Diego enroute to her homeport, Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii.
The skeleton structure on the fantail was used as a framework on which we rigged our awning (to keep the ship cool) when in port -- there was, of course, in those days no air conditioning anywhere in the ship. Note the quad 40mm gun mount on the 0-1 level aft and the two depth charge tracks extending beyond the transom. Also note the K-guns on the main deck level aft.
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Starboard quarter view of the USCGC VANCE (W-487)  w487_272.jpg

Picture 52
Provided by James R. Kelly Capt. USCG ret.,
VANCEs re-commissioning ceremony as a Coast Guard Cutter in the Philadelphia Navy Yard [It was at Green Springs Cove, FL] spring/early summer 1952. Note that VANCE is still sporting a "battle ship gray" hull but is showing her new Coast Guard hull number -- (W-487).
In the background the stack and bridge of another W is visible -- I believe it's the Coast Guard Cutter DURANT (W-489) which was also in the Philadelphia Navy Yard [It was at Green Springs Cove, FL] for overhaul and recommissioning as a Coast Guard Cutter.
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re-commissioning ceremony as a Coast Guard Cutter at Green Cove Springs, FL spring/early summer 1952  w487_372.jpg

Picture 53
Provided by James R. Kelly Capt. USCG ret.,
Starboard beam view of the USCGC VANCE (W-487) entering San Diego harbor,November 1952. I believe the aircraft in the photo is a Coast Guard P5M sea plane from Coast Guard Air Station San Diego that flew out to greet VANCE as she entered San Diego.
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USCGC VANCE (W-487)  entering San Diego harbor, November 1952  w487_172.jpg

Picture 54
Provided by Richard Leonhardt, borrowed from,
navsource.org
DE-1035 Charles Berry (a new DE), DER-334 Forster, DER-387 Vance, Bravo Pier Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, December 1968.
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Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 1968 de-387~1.jpg

Picture 55
Provided by Richard Leonhardt, borrowed from,
navsource.org
DE-1035 Charles Berry (a new DE), DER-387 Vance, DER-334 Forster, Bravo Pier Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 1968.
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Pearl Harbor Hawaii, December 1968 de-334~1.jpg

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