In 2012, PADUCAH LIFE Magazine brought you Dr. Rob Robertson's story of the USS Paducah, the US Navy gunboat serving during both World Wars.

 

The story eventually made its way to Randall Haines, great grandson of Frank Gibble, a seaman who spent a year of his life aboard the vessel.  Here is a link to stories from the USS Padcuah Gunboat, as published by Paducah Life:

 

http://paducahlife.com/stories-uss-paducah