My 1st ship, USS Vogelgesang DD-862 (1945-1982) The USS Vogelgesang was a Gearing-class destroyer, was laid down on August 3, 1944, by the Bethlehem Steel Company of Staten Island, New York, and launched on January 15, 1945. Her sponsor was Miss Senaid Vogelgesang. She was officially commissioned on April 28 at the New York Navy Yard.

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