Left: 1963 Postcard mailed from the Hyman regarding astronaut Gordon Coopers flight rescue.
ONE OF HYMAN’S SISTER SHIPS, USS PURDY DD-734
Below, Bum boat visting the Hyman hoping to sell stuff. Below left, Hymanship’s party at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Aft 5″ gun mount. The guy sitting on the fantail has red hair, and I think he was a snipe. (But maybe not.) The photo was taken between 1955 and 1958. Does anyone know who he may be? Below right, Snipe berthing quarters.
THE HYMAN PATCH. WHAT DOES IT MEAN? IS IT SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT SOMETHING? WHAT DOES A LION HAVE TO DO WITH A DESTROYER? WHAT DOES IT SAY ON THE SHIELD? IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE PATCH, SEND ME AN EMAIL AT : USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM AND I’LL POST IT HERE. JUNIOR (SEE DENNIS O’LEARY’S DESCRIPTION BELOW)