Photo by Gilbert Fessler

Thanks to Paul Gerg we now have the correct info for this picture.  Originally I was told that this happened in Mayport but it happened in Tampa.  Paul tried to scan the newspaper article but couldn't get a good copy, so he re-typed it.

The Tampa Tribune, March 4,1964  { 1 inch banner headline] Navy ship Rams Barge by Paul Wilder, Tribune staff writer.  A 390 foot Navy radar picket destroyer rammed into a 260 foot sulphur-laden barge near Egmont key at the entrance of Tampa Bay in an early morning fog yesterday. No one was injured. The U.S.S. N.K. Perry limped into Tampa with a 20 foot long gash in its bow just above the water line. She was towed by the Hillsborough Towing Co.