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501st Harbor Craft Company


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.

Makeup of unit



On Fri, 19 Mar 1999
John Cowden Email address wrote:

The 501st Harbor Craft Company was a Transportation Corp unit
comprised of about 120 vaious floating vessels including Tug Boat,
Tankers, Q Boats, landing craft, floating cranes etc.








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Entry: 84287
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
MEMBER DECEASED

CHUCK BARBER wrote on September 28, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Vincent Bacaring a US Army veteran of the Korean conflict has
passed away. I was a friend who listened to his stories of the 501st
Harborcraft. He said he served on various vessels around Pusan
with a SSgt named Kennedy. He said he spent a lot of time near
Yong Do Island.


Keywords:


Entry: 77510
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
501ST HARBORCRAFT PUSAN

ROBERT TRUDEAU SR. wrote on January 18, 2011


City and State: CT

Unit: 501ST HARBORCRAFT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served in the 501st harborcraft unit in pusan as a tugboat dispatcher 1954 and 1955. If anyone remembers say hello.

Keywords:


Entry: 57835
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
KOREAN WAR, 1951-1953, 501ST TRANSPORTATION HARBOR CRAFT COMPANY

RALPH TARNAVA SR. wrote on June 26, 2006


City and State: SEGUIN TX

Unit: 501ST TRANSPORTATION HARBOR CRAFT COMPANY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I am looking for anyone who was assigned to the 501st THC from Aug 1951 to Feb 1953. Anyone who remembers me and the fire boat send off when I left in Feb 1953. I remember alot of young faces but cannot put names to them. Would appreciate hearing from you. Capt Stacy was the Company Commander and Lt Lindsey was in the Operations Office at the boat docks.

Keywords: Nickname - Shorty or Chi Si, Assigned to Pusan Harbor, YongDo Island, Old Shipyard, Friends - Fred Strange, Fred Ferro, Nick "the greek", Albert Braun, Officers - Capt Stacy, Lt Lindsey


Entry: 56759
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
Q-643

CHUCK TEEGARDEN wrote on April 21, 2006


City and State:

Unit: LAND SOUTHEAST IZMIR TURKEY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the Q-643 in Izmir Turkey in 72 and 73. What happened to the boat? Did it get turned over to the Turks?

Keywords: CWO Rudisell, Skipper


Entry: 49437
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
MAINTENCE

RICHARD CARPENTER wrote on March 8, 2005


City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords: I was a member of the 501st Harbor Craft between 1952-1954. In 1953 I went overseas. I am looking for anyone who might remember me or anyone is our group. Dominic Reichio, Louie Vento, Ray Hyman, Bill Conaway, Bill vasada, Joe Gaxneau


Entry: 48049
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
Q-628 AND Q-630 AT FT. ORD, CA.

PHIL MASON wrote on January 9, 2005


City and State: FALLON NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:
I served as operator(civilian employee) of the Q-630 from 1981 to 1993, when the beach ranges were closed. the boat was given to a sea scout unit in the SF bay area.
the Q-628 was given to the Berkeley sea scouts about 1990. renamed St. Ambrose, i think.
they were probably the last Q-boats in the army's inventory. i have some photos if anyones interested.


Keywords:
Q-628 and Q-630 (beach range patrol boats at
Ft. Ord, ca.)



Entry: 47938
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
POST WAR VET

JERRY TESTA SR. wrote on January 5, 2005


City and State: KISSIMMEE FL

Unit: 501 HARBOR CRAFT CO.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was shop foreman for Shipwrifgt shop under Capt
Garvase White 1954-55.


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Entry: 46012
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
501ST HARBORCRAFT CO PUSAN YONGDO IS

DAN SAMEL wrote on September 26, 2004


City and State: HAMPSTEAD NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would enjoy contact by members who served in the 501st Harborcraft and Marine Maintenance Company Sept 1951 Feb 1952.


Keywords: NCO Club Canbarge


Entry: 45964
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
SEARCHING FOR INFO ON 501ST TRANS HARBOR CRAFT CO

CATHY BECKER wrote on September 23, 2004


City and State: NORTH CANTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who knew my uncle, George Bowker. He served on a tug he referred to as Little Toot sometime between 1951-1954 (??). He was from Syracuse New York. Please email me at cathyb954@aol.com if you have any information about the tugs or knew (of) my uncle. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Cathy L. Becker


Keywords: Little Toot - Tug


Entry: 30897
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
U S ARMY TUG 1988 -PUSON HARBOR

JAMES (JIM) WELCH wrote on January 2, 2003


City and State: COLUMBUS GROVE OH

Unit: 501HARBOR CRAFT (STATESIDE 369TH EBM)

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Left Hudson point, WA, late 1951 for Korea.
Served on Tug boat,a J boat (patrol boat),LCM's and Q boat. (detatched service)
Was returned to U.S. in Nov. 1952.
Would like to hear from anyone who served in the 501st. during the above stated time.


Keywords: I was in the 380th then army changed us to 369th EBM company at Fort Warden, Port Towsend, WA


Entry: 27819
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
MSG. WILLIAM GOMEZ A CO 52ND AVN RGT

PEDRO JAVIER FLORES GOMEZ wrote on August 25, 2002


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: A CO. 2D 52D AVN REGT, CAMP HUMPHREYS

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MSG.GOMEZ SERVED IN KOREAN WAR FROM 22 AUGUST 1952 TO 27 JULY 1953 WERE HE WAS AWARDED THE BRONZE STAR FOR VALOR IN SAVING MILITARY FINANCE RECORDS FOR 20,000 SOLDIERS.

Keywords: Looking for anyone who served with my grandfather MSG. William Gomez
A Co. 2d 52d AVN REGT, CAMP HUMPHREYS



Entry: 24698
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
6 MONTHS BEFORE THE END

JERRY RODDIN wrote on April 12, 2002


City and State: SALINAS CA

Unit: 501ST HARBORCRAFT CO PUSAN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a member of this unit from 6 months before
thw war ended, until 10 months after the close.


Keywords:


Entry: 22512
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
KOREANWAR.ORGHTML/UNITS/501HARBOR.HTM

NICK TRUNZO wrote on January 22, 2002


City and State:

Unit: 501 HARBOR CRAFT, U.S. ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for info, technical data on "Q - boats," that operated out of this unit. Engine sizes; types; number of engines; size of boat; crew; speed; weight etc. I do have some photos of Q-958???

Keywords: FMS??? - floating Machine shop Pusan Harbor


Entry: 19926
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
WAS IN 501ST AUGUST 1950 TO NOV1951

JAMES LOWERY wrote on October 13, 2001


City and State: ROCKLEDGE FL

Unit: 501 HARBOR CRAFT CO ON FS - REF.BARGE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Like to hear from anyone who was with 501st
from August 1950 to November 1951.


Keywords: Was assigned to Army FS witch was latter turned
over to Korea under lend lease latter US Navy took
the FS equiped it as surveyance ship.Was then
transfered to refrigeration Barge I was SFC in charge with staf sargent and Corpal with 22 Japanese crew.



Entry: 17795
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
U S ARMY TUG ST1366

JOHN W. SMITH wrote on July 6, 2001


City and State: PARK HILLS MO

Unit: 501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO IN 1951

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to hear from any one who was`in the 501st

Keywords: i was mate on army tug st1366 in pusan in 1951


Entry: 16211
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
LOOKING FOR BUDDIES

BURT KUSHEL wrote on May 1, 2001


City and State: TAMARAC FL

Unit: 501ST HARBOR CRAFT

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on the Q578 at the 501st Harbor Craft company from Sept. 1952 to Jan, 1954. Hoping some "old" buddies might remember this "Brooklyn Kid"

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Entry: 12295
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
Q-622 BOAT

HENRY OLSEN wrote on October 12, 2000


City and State: KRISTIANSAND

Unit: Q622

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: After returning from Korea in April 1954, I went back to Chicago. There I got a job as a deckhand on a privat yacht, which was a rebuilt Qboat just like the one we had in Korea. We sailed down the Missippi river and over to Miami Beach. Then I went back to Chicago. There I married norwegian girl and we returned to Norway 1967 with 3 children. We are planning on visiting Florida next March (2001)

Keywords: I was stationed on Q622, Would be nice to hear from any one who served on that Qboat.


Entry: 4713
501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO
ANYONE IN UNIT

JOHN B. COWDEN wrote on November 11, 1999


City and State: ALTO NM

Unit: 501ST HARBOR CRAFT CO, PUSAN

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I would like to contact anyone who served in the 501st Harbor Craft Co in Pusan or the outports.


The 501st Harbor Craft Company was a transportation Corp unit comprised of about 120
various floating vessels including Tug Boat,
Tankers, QBoats, landing craft, floating cranes etc.



Keywords:



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