Captain Paul Sherbo, USNR (ret.) of Lakewood, Colorado has written a book about the USS Frank E. Evans titled, Unsinkable Sailors:The fall and rise of the last crew of USS Frank E. Evans. Using official documents, it is the first comprehensive American review of the tragic 1969 collision at sea where an American Destroyer was cut in half by an Australian Aircraft Carrier. Sherbo's book describes in chilling detail, the historical events that led up to the at-sea collision, the accounts of what was happening during the collision and the events in the aftermath, quoting entirely from naval records, interviews with surviving witnesses (both on the Evans and the Melbourne) and researching the Record of Proceedings transcripts investigating the accident.
The USS Frank E. Evans (DD-745) Association is raising public awareness of the incident and is petitioning the United States Secretary of the Navy to inscribe the names of the 74 casualties on the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Unsinkable Sailors can be pre-ordered online at paulsherbo.comor patriotmediainc.com
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