The Walker Incident – Sea of Japan
While transiting the Sea of Japan with USS Hornet (CV 12), USS Davidson (DE 1045), and USS Walker (DD 517) in early May 1967, Taylor and the other ships were harassed by several Soviet ships trying to approach Hornet. Despite the Russians’ dangerous close-quarter harassing maneuvers, the U.S. destroyers successfully screened Hornet. Although the Soviet ships scraped Walker’s hull twice, there were no casualties and negligible damage.
View the map and deck logs from 9–12 May 1967 for details about the incident. Read first hand Taylor accounts of the incident by LTjg Jim O’Neill, RM1 Joe Kuhar, as well as an incident similar to The Walker Incident.