Carlson, Christopher John, RD2

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
RD-0000-Radarman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Radarman
Primary Unit
1969-1969, USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
Service Years
1965 - 1969
RD-Radarman

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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Honolulu, HI
Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Date of Passing
Jun 03, 1969
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Military Association Memberships
In the Line of DutyUnited States Navy Memorial
  2015, In the Line of Duty [Verified]
  2015, United States Navy Memorial - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations
USS Gridley (DLG-21)USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
  1966-1968, RD-0000, USS Gridley (DLG-21)
  1969-1969, USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1969-1969 Vietnam War
  1969-1969 USS Frank E. Evans (DD-754) collision with HMAS Melbourne
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  Dec 30, 2015, General Photos1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

He was one of 74 Men Killed on the USS Frank E. E Evans in 1969 

On 3 June 1969, while operating with the Royal Australian Navy between Saigon and Spratly Island, Evans was operating in company with the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne. At flying stations, Melbourne signalled Evans, which was to port of the carrier, to take up the rescue destroyer position. The logical movement would be to make a turn to port and describe a circle taking up station on the carrier's port quarter. Inexplicably, instead of turning to port, Evans turned to starboard, cutting across Melbourne's bow and was cut in half in the ensuing collision. Her bow section sank instantly, taking 74 of her crew down with it. At the time of the collision Evans's captain was asleep. The officer of the deck (a junior officer who was not qualified to stand watch, having failed at his previous board) failed to notify him when he executed the station change as required by the Commanding Officer's standing orders. Evans was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 July 1969. The stern section was sunk as a target in Subic Bay on 10 October 1969. 

   
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