USS BROUGH DE 148
"Photo was taken post war 1951 but pre 1960s, location unknown
perhaps some city in the New England area ( Newport, Boston, ?? )"
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Photo and information submitted by John N. Adriani
"I served on the USS
BROUGH (DE-148) as a radar striker from early
January 1963 to late June 1963. I was then transferred back to Great
Lakes, Il for Radar Class "A" School. After completion of Radar "A"
School, I was then transferred to the USS FORRESTAL (CVA-59) for
the remainder of my four year enlistment (August 1966). On April 15,
1966 the FORRESTAL went up the Elizabeth River to the Norfolk
Naval ShipYard, Portsmouth Va for a major overhaul. My sea detail
station was on the bridge, and while traveling up the river, I noticed a
group of moth balled ships on the port side (Norfolk Va). In that group
of ships was the DE-148, USS BROUGH. At first it brought back
memories and then sadness to see her there - no longer on active duty.
Reading the history on the BROUGH web site, I learned that the ship
was sold for scrap on October 13, 1966. John N. Adriani Sr., Shelton, CT."
Update 13 April 2004
"I received email from Bill Beckham who was on BROUGH after I left,
and I asked him if he was aboard when she was decommissioned.
He has given me some insight as to what happened to BROUGH, post 1963.
According to Beckham, Brough was in a hurricane (1964) off the east coast of Fla,
and was almost lost at sea during that storm. She was damaged with a 3 foot split in the hull
and that was why she went into moth ball status after dry dock evaluation".