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USS Alstede (AF-48)


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   USS ALSTEDE ASSOCIATION

   H. DEAN WALL

   TREASURER AND EDITOR





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Entry: 79640
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
EM2 1966 TO 68

JOHN PATTERSON SR. wrote on July 15, 2011


City and State: GRIMES IA

Unit: USS ALSTEDE AF48

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Hi old shipmates I would like to hear from you

Keywords: atf 156 and af48 


Entry: 73808
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
RONDLE PAYNE

RONDLE PAYNE SR. wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State: TISHOMINGO OK

Unit: 1ST DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: regaurding kd little i called shermansdale pa fire dept the person italked with informed me that kd had passed on 2 or3 yrs ago saidhe was out cutting wood@ they did not know if he had a heart attact or if atree hadhit him no autopsy was admitted


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Entry: 73807
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
RONDLE PAYNE

RONDLE PAYNE SR. wrote on March 5, 2010


City and State: TISHOMINGO OK

Unit: 1ST DIV

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: regaurding kd little i called shermansdale pa fire dept the person italked with informed me that kd had passed on 2 or3 yrs ago saidhe was out cutting wood@ they did not know if he had a heart attact or if atree hadhit him no autopsy was admitted


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Entry: 66895
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
SERVED 1965 - 1968

JESSE FLORES wrote on August 16, 2008


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: E DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Just want to say hi to some of my shipmates
Aguirre, Gonzales, Philyal, Patterson, Grant, Downs, Rodriguez,


Keywords:


Entry: 63017
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
TBERRY WILLIAMS SK3

TOMMY WILLIAMS wrote on November 14, 2007


City and State: JONESBORO GA

Unit: SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I served on the USS Alstede in 1968. I was in supply.
Also served on the USS Nipmuc ATF 157.
I don't remember anyone on this ship. I would love to attend the reunion next year, so please send any information available.
Looking forward to hearing from anyone.
Regards,
TBerry Williams, SK 3


Keywords: TBerry


Entry: 60330
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
MEMORIES

MARVIN HECK wrote on March 12, 2007


City and State: SPRINGFIELD OH

Unit: USS ALSTEDE AF48

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard when we were ramed by the USS NEWPORT NEWS

Keywords: Served aboard 56 and 57


Entry: 58517
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS ALSTEDE AF-48 ASSOCIATION

H. DEAN WALL wrote on August 15, 2006


City and State: MARION NC

Unit: BOATSWAIN MATE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: We have located some 700 former shipmates from 1945 to 1969. You may contact Dean Wall, SN 53/56 at
315 Old Clear Creek Road, Marion, NC 28752, or 828-724-4296 or alstede@charter.net for additional details. We have reunions every two years on the even years, the next is set for Sept. 7, 2006 in Branson, MO


Keywords: Reunions


Entry: 53476
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS ALSTEDE AF 48 1944-1946

ROMAN DE LA LUZ wrote on October 7, 2005


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER SERVED IN THE U.S. NAVY ON THE U.S.S. ALSTEDE AF-48. WE WERE CLOSE BUT NEVER TALKED ABOUT THE FREINDSHIPS HE MADE WILL OUT IN SEA. I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN HIM. HIS NAME IS RODOLFO DE LA LUZ. I HAVE PICTURES OF MY DAD ON THE USS ALSTEDE AF-48 FROM DEC 1946 AND DEC 1947. I WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIM DURING HIS TIME IN THE U.S. NAVY. THANK YOU

Keywords: I HAVE PICTURES OF MY DAD ON THE USS ALSTEDE AF-48 FROM DEC 1946 AND DEC 1947.


Entry: 53308
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE DECK DIVISION

GERARD DELISIO SR. wrote on September 26, 2005


City and State: KANEOHE HI

Unit: DECK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: served on the alstede while stationed at the Portsmouth ship yard June 1966. looking for other members of the deck division who might be experiencing hearing problems.

Keywords:


Entry: 52478
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
ALSTEDE 1966 TO 1968

JOHN COREY wrote on August 6, 2005


City and State: GRAND BLANC MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: just looking for anyone that might remember me and looking for my friend stan hoffman.

Keywords:


Entry: 52477
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
ALSTEDE 1966 TO 1968

JOHN COREY wrote on August 6, 2005


City and State: GRAND BLANC MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: just looking for anyone that might remember me and looking for my friend stan hoffman.

Keywords:


Entry: 44516
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
FOUND OLD PIC OF A U.S.S. MERCURY PHILA STUDIO

MARY ANNA ERB wrote on July 15, 2004


City and State: PEACH BOTTOM PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I BOUGHT AN OLD FRAME AT A YARD SALE WITH BLACK and WHITE 10 X 8" PIC OF A YOUNG MAN IN A U.S.S. MERCURY (I GUESS YEAR BOOK PIC) I ASKED IF HE WAS OR IS A RELATIVE BUT, THEY BOUGHT IT FOR THE FRAME ALSO AND NEVER USED IT. I JUST WONDER WHO HE IS AND WHY ANYONE WOULD GET RID OF THIS GREAT PIC , MY BROTHER IN-LAW WAS IN THE NAVY AND THOUGHT IT'S A MERCHANT MARINES UNIFORM.THERE IS NO DATE OR NAME BUT LOOKS LIKE A BUTTON ON RIGHT SIDE AND A WHITE PATCH ON RIGHT SLEEVE OR SHOULDER. THANKS,
MARYANNA


Keywords: U.S.S. MERCURY LUEDECKE STUDIO WEST PHILA.


Entry: 39167
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ON USS WHITESIDE AKA 90 FROM 1-55 TO 3-58

JIMMIE DEAN WILSON wrote on December 14, 2003


City and State: COLLEGE PLACE WA

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: BOARDED IN SASEBO, JAPAN, BUOY 22, JANUARY 26,55
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT MIGHT REMEMBER MY SMASHING MY FINGERS IN THE WALK-IN REFER ON BOARD USS WHITESIDE HEADED FROM JAPAN TO US


Keywords: MACHINERY DIVISION (MM)WALTER NEFF, ZANE GOODIN , RITTER, ISRAEL, ABBE, EVENS, WILLIAMS,


Entry: 34284
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
OLD SHIPMATES

KENNETH LITTLE wrote on May 20, 2003


City and State: SHERMANS DALE PA

Unit: DECK DIV 1ST

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for o donnell efaw hilston palchesko sayre

Keywords:


Entry: 30869
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
REUNION OF USS MERCURY AKS20

CHARLIE ERICKSON wrote on January 1, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: looking for any information on reunion of uss mercury aks-20

Keywords:


Entry: 27425
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
SHIPMATES

KENNETH LITTLE wrote on August 6, 2002


City and State: SHERMANS DALE PA

Unit: DECK DIVSION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for shipmates who served aboard between 1961 and 1963

Keywords: uss alstede af48


Entry: 27424
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
SHIPMATES

KENNETH LITTLE wrote on August 6, 2002


City and State: SHERMANS DALE PA

Unit: DECK DIVSION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for shipmates who served aboard between 1961 and 1963

Keywords: uss alstede af48


Entry: 27421
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
DECK DIV

KENNETH LITTLE wrote on August 6, 2002


City and State: SHERMANS DALE PA

Unit: USS ALSTEDE AF48 DECK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 24742
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
8201935

ROBERT THAYER wrote on April 14, 2002


City and State: WEST NEWTON IN

Unit: GUNNERY DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Did enjoy my time on the Alstede. Especially the Med Cruises

Keywords: USS Alstede AF48 55-56


Entry: 24727
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS ALSTEDE

ROBERT THAYER wrote on April 13, 2002


City and State: WEST NEWTON IN

Unit: GUNNERY DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I remember all the trips to the Med for replenishing. But best of all the Velencia Liberty and Barcelona. Almost every where

Keywords: served aboard the Alstede From Jan.1 1955 to May 1956 In the Gunnery Div.


Entry: 23899
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
SERVED ON BOARD 1957-1959

AL SCHNEIDER wrote on March 13, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 21479
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
REUNION ASSOC

H. DEAN WALL wrote on December 14, 2001


City and State: MARION NC

Unit: USS ALSTEDE AF-48

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WE HAVE HAD GOOD ATTENDANCE AT OUR REUNIONS SINCE
THE FIRST ONE IN 1994, AND EVERY TWO YEARS SINCE.


Keywords: USS ALSTEDE- LOOKING FOR FORMER MEMBERS FROM 1946 TO 1969. WE ARE HAVING REUNIONS. NEXT ONE IN HAMPTON, VA


Entry: 20324
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
REUNION 2002

H. DEAN WALL wrote on November 2, 2001


City and State: MARION NC

Unit: SECOND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: OUR NEXT REUNION IS SET FOR HAMPTON, VA, SEPT 26-29, 2002. WE ARE LOOKING TO HAVE OVER 225 IN ATTENDANCE.

CONTACT H. DEAN WALL, ALSTEDE@ICU2.NET



Keywords: BULKHEAD


Entry: 17613
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS MERCURY ASKS )

BILLY RAY GODWIN wrote on June 27, 2001


City and State: DUNN NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for shipmates who served on the Mercury Aks 20 from Nov. 1955 until June 1957. I was a SK3 when I left in 1957. Alotof good memories on the Mercury.

Keywords: USS Mercury Aks 20


Entry: 17611
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS MERCURY ASKS )

BILLY RAY GODWIN wrote on June 27, 2001


City and State: DUNN NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for shipmates who served on the Mercury Aks 20 from Nov. 1955 until June 1957. I was a SK3 when I left in 1957. Alotof good memories on the Mercury.

Keywords: USS Mercury Aks 20


Entry: 15897
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
196667

JOE KIERNAN wrote on April 11, 2001


City and State: WAPPINGERS FALLS NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments:

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Entry: 15645
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
PICTURES OF ALSTEDE

HARRY JENNINGS wrote on March 27, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I served on the Alstede in mid 60's out of Norfolk. I would like to know if anyone has any pictures of the ship or anywhere I might locate some.

Keywords: Pictures of U.S.S Alstede AF48


Entry: 15541
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
1955-1956 USS ALSTEDE

LYNN LOWE wrote on March 20, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: My dad was in the service from 8/52 to 7/56, serving on the USS Alstede in '55/'56. He is looking for some shipmates.

Keywords:


Entry: 14377
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS ALSTEDE AF-48 ASSOCIATION

H. DEAN WALL wrote on January 17, 2001


City and State: MARION NC

Unit: AFTERDECK SN 2/53-2/56

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: For more information about our association, contact H. Dean Wall at above addresses or 828-724-4296.
We have found mates from 1946 thru 1969, when the Alstede was decommissioned and sold.

I also served on the USS WHITESIDE AKA-90 FROM 1952 TO 1953 in the Gunnery Division.


Keywords: The Association was formed in 1994 at our first reunion in Myrtle Beach, SC, reunions are held every two years on the even years. We have located some 550 former shipmates.


Entry: 13595
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
1957-1958 LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

LARRY COHEN wrote on December 12, 2000


City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: WE HAVE A REUNION EVERY TWO YEARS;. LAST ONE WAS IN BRANSON, MO. PRIOR TO THAT WE MET IN LAS VEGAS,NASHVILLE, MYRTLE BEACH. WE HAVE BEEN AVERAGING ABOUT 180 SHIPMATES AND WIVES TO EACH OF OUR REUNIONS. IN BRANSON, WE HAD MORE THAN 30 SHIPMATES AND WIVES WHO SERVED ON BOARD THE BEST SHIP IN THE FLEET FROM 1946-1950. PLEASE CONTACT ME SO THAT YOUR NAME CAN BE ADDED TO OUR MAILING LIST. OUR NEXT REUNION WILL BE DURING THE SUMMER OF 2002. WE PROMISE THAT YOU AND YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER WILL HAVE THE BEST TIME OF YOUR LIFE. LETS REKINDLE OLD FRIENDSHIPS WITH OLD SHIPMATES.

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Entry: 13061
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
USS ALSTEDE AF 48

LARRY MAY wrote on November 17, 2000


City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a boilerman 3rd Class (server as the Oil King and evaporator operator) under Chief John R. Goss. Goss had been on the Alstede for 11 years. The Asst. Chief Eng. was CWO 4 Balfore under the Chief Eng. LtJg Tanner. Another Boillerman was BT 1st Class H>H> Rainer( who got busted down to BT 3 for cutting another man in Vailejo, CA. THe Alstede carried 666,666 Gal of black oil and 6000 gal of desiel fuel. 40,000 gal of Distilled water for the Boilers and 64,000 Gal. of fresh water. Charles Smith was a MM 2nd Class.

Keywords: served aboard the USS Alstede AF 48 1952 to March 1955.


Entry: 5792
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS AND SHIPMATES

KEITH BRYHAN wrote on December 23, 1999


City and State: LANCASTER WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 5775
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
REPLY TO H. STRICKLAND

KAREN SMITH wrote on December 22, 1999


City and State: SYLMAR CA

Unit: USN CARGO HANDLING BATT. 2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: WE WERE ASSIGNED AS TEMP. SHIPS CO. FOR REPLENISHMENT OPS. IN THE SEA OF JAPAN OFF THE COAST OF KOREA. WE WERE USN CARGO HANDLING BATT.2.
STATIONED IN SASEBO, JAPAN. MOST NOTABLE SHIPS WE REPLENISHED WERE CARRIERS VALLEY FORGE AND ANTIETEM.


Keywords: SERVED ABOARD USS ALSTEDE IN WINTER '52-53


Entry: 1889
USS ALSTEDE (AF-48)
1950-53

HOWARD STRICKLIN wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: VINCENNES IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: WOULD LIKE INFO ON USS ALSTEDE AF48 1950 1953



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