David Hemming Hendrickson
Courtesy David Hendrickson, USCG, Aleutian Islands.
The USS Albuquerque (PF-7), commissioned in 1943, became home for David during his service in the Aleutians. The Albuquerque provided escort, patrol and life saving services in the Bering Sea. David authored two books about his experiences in the Aleutians and the "Forgotten Fleet" of patrol frigates: Cold Sea, Lonely Sea: A Bering Sea Odyssey Aboard a Patrol Frigate in World War II and The Patrol Frigate Story-the Tacoma Class Frigates in World War II and the Korean War 1943-1953.
Did You Know?
The waters around Unalaska Island are one of the few places in the world to find the rare whiskered auklet.