I was aboard the DD534 USS McCord during the typhoon. We and two other destroyers were able to at least partially fuel up off the battleship Iowa during the typhoon and avoided being sunk due to lack of ballast. Admiral Sprague or Admiral Burke had given the command to all ships to take on oil if they could but only the 3 of us were able to do so in the rough seas. Those who could not take on oil were told to pump water into their oil tanks because they would need the ballast to keep from rolling over and sinking during the typhoon.I remember seeing the Spence off our fantail portside while we were fueling up but never saw her again. She was great in battle and family members shouldbe aware of that! She had some bad luck,such as having a collision with the USS Thatcher which caused her some damage and she was also hit in one of the Phillipine battles.