Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Frank E. Evans Association
Title
USS Frank E. Evans Association Collection
Association
USS Frank E. Evans Association
Collection Number
514
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.5 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D055.5A, D060.1A, Photograph Collection, Museum Objects, Cold Storage Vault
Processed by
S. Todd, Feb. 2002[Updated: Jan. 2012 by A. Hooker]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Official investigations and testimonies, articles, deck logs, reunion information, meeting minutes, photographs, artifacts, and video document collision of the destroyer USS Frank E. Evans with the Australian Carrier HMAS Melbourne on 3 June 1969 and the subsequent activities of the USS Frank E. Evans Association.

Biographical Note

The USS Frank E. Evans was a USN Destroyer that collided with the Australian Carrier Melbourne on 3 June 1969.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Official investigation by USN and R.A.N. into the collision of USS Frank E. Evans and HMAS Melbourne in June 1969.
1
1
D055.5A
Article printed from the Internet - "A Wish for the Wall" by Robert Hite
2
Testimony Submitted for S 296 Fairness to all Fallen Vietnam Service Members Act of 2003 - Testimony submitted to US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee by USS Frank E. Evans Association
3
Program for Sage Brothers Memorial Relocation Dedication Ceremonies, May 31, 1999, Niobrara, Nebraska (2 copies)
4
The Final Chapter of the USS Frank E. Evans by Jan Thomas Igras
2001 Association Reunion information
U.S.S. Frank E. Evans, DD754 Memorial Honor Roll
E-Mail List and Roster for U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Association
2002 Association Reunion information
2003 Association Reunion information and correspondence
Certificates of Appreciation from the Association to the Staff of Long Beach Renaissance Hotel for the 2003 Reunion
13th Annual Reunion Photo Album: 23-25 September 2004
Memos and copies of a BBC script depicting the events surrounding the HMAS Melbourne / USS Frank E. Evans collision
5
Invitation and program for "A Night in Paris" June 4, 1953
USS Frank E. Evans, The Evans Report, June 2002
U.S.S. Frank E. Evans DD754 Yearbook, 1963-1964 - Westpac
6
Material from a scrapbook: mostly photocopied newspaper articles regarding Melbourne - Evans collision
7
Brief History of the Ship by Alan H. Arnold
8
The Might Evans (song lyrics)
Deck Log List of Officers aboard the Frank E. Evans (February - December 1945)
Deck Log List of Officers aboard the Frank E. Evans (February, August - September, and December 1945)
Correspondence
Reflections Gaming Room (Sydney, Australia) drink coaster with John Hannay, Secretary, HMAS Voyager Survivors Association, address on it
Certificate of Appreciation from the USS Frank E. Evans Assoiation presented to The Vietnam Center and Texas Tech University
9
Lubbock Area Veterans Memorial brochure
Invitation for the USS Frank E. Evans Association, Incorporated 14th Annual Reunion 9-11 June 2005
Schedule of Events for the USS Frank E. Evans Association, Incorporated 13th Annual Reunion 23-25 August 2004, Lubbock, TX
Minutes from the Business Meeting at the USS Frank E. Evans Association, Incorporated 12th Annual Reunion
Speech delivered by Captain Anthony Barnes of the Navy Recruiting Region Central at the USS Frank E. Evans Association Reunion in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on 11 June 2005 titled, "The Promise of the Future."
10
"They Must Be Remembered," Sunday Press-Telegram, Long Beach, California, May 27, 2001
2 (oversized)
1
D060.1A
"Survivor of Naval Disaster Wants to See Names on 'The Wall,' " The Jackson County Star, March 28, 2002
DESA News Vol. 21 No. 3 (May - June 1995) (Destroyer Escort Sailors Association)
The News Leader (January 16, 1970)
Photocopy of USS Frank E. Evans 754, The Fighter, patch
Contents of a scrapbook: mostly photocopied articles regarding the Melbourne - Evans collision and the subsequent inquiry
2
Lubbock Avalanche Journal newspaper article "Sailors gather to remember wreck of USS Frank Evans" (25 September 2004)
3

Separated Materials

Books
In the Wake: The True Story of the Melbourne - Evans Collision, Conspiracy, and Cover-up by Jo Stevenson.
Photographs
VA029254 - VA029258.

Six photos from a Frank E. Evans Reunion in St. Louis, Missouri in September 2002 that have yet to be labeled.

VA030956 - VA030969 VA030544, VA041500-VA041505.

VA035100 and VA035101 Two laminated phtotgraphs: one of damaged HMAS Melbourne, one of damaged Evans.
Museum Objects
514museum0701: Button, " 'Lest We Forget,' June 3, 1969".

514museum1060: A lacquerd plaque given to the USS Frank E. Evans Association by John Hannay, Secretary of the HMAS Voyager Survivors Association.

514museum1061: A small wooden plaque given to the USS Frank E. Evans Association by John Hannay, Secretary of the HMAS Voyager Survivors Association.

514museum1062: A small wooden plaque given to the President of the USS Frank E. Evans Association by the Donnellys, Australia, June 3, 1994.

514museum1063: USS Frank E. Evans DD 754 patch.

514museum1064: Korean War Veteran patch.

514museum1409: USS Frank E. Evans Pennant.

514museum1421: Mounted Congressional Tribute: To the Memory of the 74 Seamen Lost or Missing at Sea Aboard the USS Frank E. Evans June 3, 1969.
Electronic Media
514EM0121: The Sea Services in the Korean War, 1950-1953.

514EM0176: USS Frank E. Evans Association S296 Testimonies, June 3, 2003.

514EM0418: USS Frank E. Evans Association Website, January 9, 2008.
Moving Images
514VI0489: 7:30 Report HMAS Melbourne/Frank E Evans Collision NTSCVHS.

514VI0490: 7:30 Report HMAS Melbourne/Frank E Evans Collision NTSCVHS.

514VI0763: Speech by House Representaive Stephen Horn (Long Beach, CA) at the USS Frank E. Evans Association 2002 Reunion.

514VI1466: 5th Annual USS Frank E. Evans Reunion (October 17 - 20, 1996) Holiday Inn Emerald Beach, Corpus Christi, Texas.

514VI1467: The USS Frank E. Evans Annual Reunions 1992, 1993, 1994 and Collision Re-enactment.

514VI1468: I Relieve You, Sir.
Audio
514AU0433 and 514AU0435: Audio CDs - Lest We Forget: A Memorial for 74 Heroes (Two copies of 514AU0435).
Microforms
USS Frank E. Evans Muster Rolls 1945 - 1969 (17 reels): 514micro0400.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive