USS James E. Kyes (DD-787) Association

Album

YearPhoto NameDescription

1945

Kyes at Launch

Photo of the USS James E. Kyes during launch View Photo

1946

Kyes at Todd Shipyard

Photo of the USS James E. Kyes at Todd Shipyard after launch View Photo

1946

Kyes Sea Trials

Photo of the USS James E. Kyes during initial sea trials View Photo

1951

Kyes Returns from Korea

Photo of the USS James E. Kyes returning to San Diego
from tour in Korea. Donated by Troy Sheets.
View Photo

1952

Kyes Delivers Mail

Photo of the USS James E. Kyes from USS Winston AKA-94.
Contributed by Jack Butler. The Winston had gone 9 days
without mail so Jack has much affection for the Kyes.
View Photo 1
View Photo 2

1953

Battle Damage

Photos of battle damage at Wonson Harbor on
April 19 during the Korean War
View Photos 1 2 3 4

1953

Anchored in Hong Kong Harbor

Photo of USS James E. Kyes in Hong Kong.
Note the "bum boats" working along side.
The famous Mary Soo may be heading up a paint detail
View Photo

1958

Refueling from USS Midway

Photos taken from the USS Midway three years
before the FRAM 1 conversion. Good view of torpedo
tubes and 40 mm mount.
View Photos 1 2 3

1959

Highlining from USS Higbee

Slide photos taken by Gary Kuxhausen RD3, USS Higbee
(DDR-806) of a highline transfer while cruising to Pearl Harbor.
Donated by his son Kyle Kuxhausen.
View Photos 1 2 3 4
View Log 5

1960

Refueling from USS Kawishiwi

Spectacular photo taken of the USS Kawishiwi refueling
the USS James E. Kyes and USS Coral Sea.
View Photo

1961

Docked in Yokosuka

Aerial photo taken of the USS James E. Kyes and 10 other destroyers
being serviced by the USS Piedmont in Yokosuka
View Photo

1963

USS James E. Kyes after FRAM

Official photo after Fleet Rehabilitization and Modernization View Photo

1964

Docked in Yokosuka

Good photo of the bridge and forward gun mount View Photo

1965

USS James E. Kyes official photo

Official Navy photo View Photo

1965

Refueling from USS Kearsarge

Photo taken from the USS Kearsarge during heavy seas View Photo

1966

Alongside a Tender

USS James E. Kyes and 3 other destroyers being serviced by
USS Markab (AR-23) in Yokosuka, Japan
View Photo

1966

Drone on DASH Deck

A QH-50C Helicopter Drone sits on DASH Deck preparing for test flight View Photo

1966

Capt. John Strebel's video of his
years aboard the Kyes (66-69)

Watch his photo album and listen to great Navy tunes Watch Video

1967

Coming up for Refueling

USS James E. Kyes comes along side USS Kearsarge for refueling
during Operation "Silverskate"
View Photo

1968

Desron 23 in port

Ships from DesRon 23 pose for a family portrait.
Larson (DD-830), Walke (DD-723), Evans (DD-754), Kyes (DD-787)
View Photo 1
View Photo 2
View Photo 3

1969

Refueling a Helicopter

USS James E. Kyes refuels a HS-6 helicopter from the USS Kearsarge View Photos 1 2 3

1969

ASWGRU One & Desron 23

Ships from DesRon 23 join the USS Kearsarge. View Photo

1969

Manila Bay and
South China Sea

Ships from DesRon 23 join ships from Australia headed
for a Seato Exercise in the South China Sea.
Eight (8) days later, the USS Frank E. Evans was sunk.
View Photo 1
View Photo 2
View Video

We would like to fill this album with at least one photo for each year
the USS James E. Kyes was in service to the U.S. Navy.

If you have photos that you think will be valuable to Kyes shipmates,
please contact the Secretary (Roger Donnay)

Shipmate photos
YearPhoto NameDescription
2014

DD-850 Field Day Photos

Roger Donnay participated in an annual field day
aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy (DD-850).
DD-850 is a Gearing class destroyer which is nearly
identical to the Kyes. These photos will bring back
memories of days aboard the Kyes
View Album
1951-1953

Troy Sheets' and
Ralph Smith's Album

Photos of Kyes receiving fire from North Korea View Album
1951-1953

Clinton Evett's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1952-1953

James and Donald Picht's Album

Personal Memoirs View Album
1954-1955

James LePage's Album

Photos of from his Navy career View Album
1958

CDR Stephens Album

Presentation of CDR Walter Stephens Navy Career View Document
1963-1964

Kurt Volker's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1965

Jack Hart's Album

Photos of Kyes after Fram View Album
1965-1966

Montie Ocha's Album

Photos of Kyes during Westpac tour View Album
1965-1967

Fred Ebert's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1968

Bruce Taylor's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1969

Capt. John Strebel's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1969

John Landers Album #1

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1969

John Landers Album #2

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1968

Sam Macaluso's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1968

Dan Dale's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1966-1969

CDR Rollins Album

Photos of CDR Rollins View Album
1967-1968

Roger Donnay's Album

Photos of Kyes Westpac Deployments View Album
1969

Charles Robert's Album

Photos of F.E. Evans aftermath
and nurses from hospital ship
View Album
1969

Bill Burn's Album

Photos of F.E. Evans aftermath, Hong Kong,
Huey on Dash deck, Swift boat
View Album
1971

Jim Schumacher's Album

Photos of Kyes shipmates View Album
196x-197x

Miscellaneous Photos

Miscellaneous Photos contributed by Shipmates View Album
USS James E. Kyes 1:96 Scale model photos
Photo NameDescription

Video

YouTube video of the Finished Model View Video

Finished

Photos of the Finished Model
Individual parts made by Roger Donnay
View Photos

Hull Construction

Parts made by Wayne Donnay View Photos

Super-Structure Construction

Parts made by Wayne Donnay View Photos

Miscellaneous Military photos
Photo NameDescription

Awesome

Amazing photos taken by military personnel View Photos

Destroyermen

Life about a US Destroyer in 1970 View Video