USS CONYNGHAM DDG-17 History Collection
Dave Suckow, Association Historical Officer
and assisted by:
The following pages are pictures of what we have in our history collection. In the photo above you can see
how we set up the main display The 3 leaf binders contain, the Ship Command Book and other paper, and
pictures. from commishing up to decommishing that has been donated to the Association. We have a set of
prints from the shipyard, we have manuels, Commishing booklets, decommishing booklet, some Change of
Command booklets, menu's from holiday meals, Newspaper articles of stories about the ship, A sote awy,
assist in the rescue of the USS SHARK, fire about our ship, many picture of the ship at different locations.
We have 8 cruise books and a Yard Book, some copied and put in 3 ring binders. We have the Quater
Deck ship's name, we have our 1964 Battle "E" plaque
Some of the items need to be seen to appreciate it being in the history.
Hand made chest and picture display (fits in box alonng with most of the items on display
Cruise Books on Hand,
2-87 (Possible 2 cruises this year?)
1-89 (Possible 2 cruises this year?)
Sillor Statute standing with rifle
Ship's Gang Plank name sign
Granite Carving, made by shipmate, Rodney Bohl
Ship's Quarter Deck Bell
Small statuute from World Trade Center Building 9-11-01
Large flag from 9-11-01
photo books from different reunions
Some certificates from the Mayor's Office from cities we had reunion at.
here we have 3 jackets from different cruises and t-shirts and
jackets from some of the baseball teams the ship had. A cap that
was sent to a shipmates dad back in the 80's, put up and never
Bottom Wall Banner, (which will stay with association at this time)
as will the DD 371 banner.
Life ring, was given to CO Shafer, 68-70 at Change of Command party by his Wardroom Officers, donated
to the association
Picture on left is from DD 371, it will go with their items
On the right, a plaque from a Forgien Navy we Operted with
A ship's ashtray
Pictures of USS CONYNGHAM DDG 17
Ship'[s Crest plaque
Words to song played when pulling away from resupply ship
"The Wearin' O' the Green"
Ribbons awarded to ship and Crew through the years
We have the complete manual
A block of Quartz carved by a shipmate, Rodney
Bohl, BT2 63-66 of the front hull with number.
Carved on the back the numbers 58 and 371 for
the other 2 ship's named for CONYNGHAM
A cigartte box, given to the Chief Engineer when he left the ship by the
Wardroom Officers, TO LT. Rodney Wing He was a Plank Owner.
(sorry it needs to be polished up) it is in great condition