Hi Phil. I think you are referring to John Crawford's build in the Model Gallery section of this site: http://www.steelnavy.com/ISWJohnson-ConeJC.htm
I agree it's a great build! He writes that he served on it in the late 1960s, while you write that your father served on it in the 1970s. Still, only Mr. Crawford will be able to answer if he knew your dad for sure, so I hope he finds this and replies.
Meantime, I very much enjoyed reading your recollections of your father and his service, and for pointing out this great build in the gallery. And I also appreciate you providing me this opportunity to also thank all our veterans for their service...Thank You one and all!
I hope you can get an answer from the builder, maybe run into some other folks here who might've crossed paths with your father, and that you enjoy posting here in the future.
hi all, i ran across a post that was about a model ship named the USS cone, dd866, my father served on that destroyer in the 70s, i was wondering if the builder may have known my father who is no longer living, dad also served on the James c owens dd776 and USS cook apd 180 , and a pcf swiftboat in vietnam out of cam rhan bay, i also wanted to let the builder know its a great looking model,a few things different from the one my dad served on but i think he served on a pre-fram model, i cant recall, but beautiful model, it reminds me of when i was a kid in charelston running around navy housing and going to pickup dad when he came home ,waiting on the dock,the cook was on west coast so that was before my time being born on the east coast and never traveled west , my sisters would be san diego and peugent sound seattle wash, all of course older than i lol, but its great to see that model and find this modeling forum, i hope to be able to chat more frequently if the enforcer permits, thank you all for your service, it is an honor to be able to say thank you to veterans,