Taylor Crew 1951–1953
USS Taylor was placed in commission by the United States Navy twice. First as (DD 468) on 28 August 1942 at The Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, and again as (DDE 468) on 3 December 1951 at The San Francisco Naval Shipyard. Each time, the Officers and Men assigned to the ship became “Plank Owners”, that is, members of the first crew of a ship placed in commission. Being a Plank Owner is a long standing Navy tradition, and a great and enduring honor that is not soon forgotten.