USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. DD850 Destroyer Museum
at Battleship Cove, Fall River, Massachusetts.
The Gearing class Destroyer
The ultimate World War II destroyer and the backbone of the post-war
navy was the Gearing class destroyer. Operating as ASW, AA, and fire
support platforms throughout the world , and even to the present day,
reveals the versatility and worthiness of this class ship.
This section will provide a brief history of each ship.