The USS Taylor was stationed at Hunter’s Point, San Francisco, CA with her sister ship the USS Jenkins. The Jenkins was ready but the Taylor was not. We lived on board ship in nighttime but had to leave during the day so the workmen could do their jobs for 1–2 months. The Taylor was redesigned as a DDE from a DD and as such was designed to do 40-45 knots. During the recommission all super structure was changed to magnesium for lighter weight. Read More.