Nearly 230 people are expected to attend the USS Hector reunion today through Sunday at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center at Antietam Creek.
Approximately 130 of those attending the reunion are former sailors.
"We started in 1988 in Sacramento, Calif.," convention co-host and former USS Hector sailor Don Muffle said. "Since then, we've held reunions in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Harrisburg, Pa., Salt Lake City, Utah, Virginia Beach, Va., Buena Park, Calif., Kissimmee, Fla., Branson, Mo., and Albuquerque, N.M."
The USS Hector was built in California and was commissioned Feb. 7, 1944. It was involved in repair jobs during World War II, then participated in the Inchon Invasion during the Korean War.
In late 1964, the television series "Convoy" was filmed aboard the ship. In 1980, the ship received a major overhaul and became one of the first ships in the Pacific Fleet to have female officers report aboard.