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USS Bellatrix (AKA-3)


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Entry: 87606
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
CREWMAN BELLATRIX AKA3

ROBERT C. (BOB) WATKINS wrote on November 9, 2013


City and State: BASS LAKE CA

Unit: ELECTRICIANS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was aboard the Bellatrix during the rescue of the fishermen.I

remember the Typhon very well,I was in the engine room on switch

board watch when the storm hit,as I recall the ship was designed

for 39 degree roll and we were pulling 36 degrees,I thought that

we would never come out without rolling over.


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Entry: 75429
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
JULY 18, 1950 LANDING POHANG

JIM MILLER wrote on July 12, 2010


City and State: WINONA MN

Unit: HQS BTRY 99TH FA BN

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I've been writing about Korea and I recently wrote about the amphibious landing at Pohang Dong on July 18, 1950. I landed with the 8th Cav Regt as a Commo man with an FO party. We did the whole landing thing with the rope ladders and the small landing boats and all. I know we were on an AKA but I would like to know the name if possible. I also have a photo of the ship with the landing boats around it from one of the picture magazines I would share by e-mail.
Jim


Keywords: 8th Cav RCT landing at Pohang Dong on AKA


Entry: 71932
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
SHIPMATES, 1952-1954, USS BELLATRIX

KATHY WHITLEY wrote on October 12, 2009


City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the daughter of Bobby Gene Harper. I have a picture of the USS Bellatrix AKA3 that was given to me by my father years ago. He died in 2006. He told me lots of stories about his shipmates. The one I specifically remember is James T. Elrod. I look forward to hearing from you.

Keywords: friends of Bobby Harper


Entry: 69934
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)

CATHY COOK wrote on April 21, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Comments: Looking for shipmates that served on the USS Bellatrix from 1953 thru 1956. Particularly would like to find any one who might have known my father SN Francis Lee Perkins Jr.

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Entry: 67437
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
MAY 1952 - DECEMBER 1952

BOB VAN KEUREN wrote on October 6, 2008


City and State: WILLIAMSBURG KY

Unit: 2ND DIVISION (DECK)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Only aboard 7 months from May to December 1952

Keywords: Korean Service


Entry: 59691
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
PRIBLOFF ISLANDS

WILLIAM KISHBAUGH wrote on January 20, 2007


City and State: WINKELMAN AZ

Unit: USS BELLATRIX AKA3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the USS Bellatrix AKA 3 when she made the Pribloff Island run in 1953. It was one of the highlights of my 8 yr career at sea. We carried everything imaginable from Seattle to the Pribloffs, including burlap bags of coal. We backloaded fur seal oil and fur seal meal bound for the States. The smell of fur seal meal cannot be soon forgotten. I and some of my shipmates were shipwrecked for a few hours when our cargo barge went aground on the rocks and the outgoing tide left us high and dry. I have some photos taken of us in our artic gear. If you are interested I can e-mail. Now --over half a century later and I still swagger like a sailor--not from alcohol but from old age. (Ha)

Keywords: Bill Kishbaugh, Engineman 3rd Class


Entry: 55412
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
CHANGE OF ADDRESS

HARLEY WHITTEN wrote on January 26, 2006


City and State: GEORGETOWN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Change of Contact information.

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Entry: 53434
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
I WAS JUST ABOARD THE BELLATRIX

SUSAN BRAWLEY wrote on October 5, 2005


City and State: BIRMINGHAM AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: To anyone interested...I just spent several days aboard the Bellatrix, docked in New Orleans. I was there as a volunteer with the SPCA. We took pictures and I would be happy to email anyone once I have them on a disc. It's an old ship! but comfortable and the crew was very accomodating. I am so proud of our military!

Susan Brawley
Birmingham, Al


Keywords: USNS Bellatrix


Entry: 50536
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX AKA-3

KEN PEEPLES wrote on April 30, 2005


City and State: WARRIOR AL

Unit: USS BELLATRIX AKA-3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for shipmates that served on the USS Bellatrix from 1952 thru 1954. Particularly would like to find Barry Bigelow, James T. Elrod, and Ray McDaniel. Contact me at 205-647-1737 or email kenpeeples@hotmail.com

Thanks, Ken Peeples


Keywords: Shipmates


Entry: 49871
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
U.S.S. BELLATRIX

JERRY SULLIVAN wrote on March 30, 2005


City and State:

Unit: SUPPLY SK2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: SUPPLY OFFICE FROM JUNE 1953 TO JUNE 1955
SPENT LAST 6 MONTHS OF ENLISTMENT ON U.S.S.CREE ATF 84


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Entry: 45768
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES ON USS BELLATRIX AKA3

WALTER TRUITT wrote on September 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit: GUNNERY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to have information from men serving on the Bellatrix AKA3 who made the trip to the Pribiloff Island in '53 or anyone serving on this ship when we hauled the 1ST Calvary in '52. I served as a 3rd class gunner's mate from Aug 52 untill Aug 54.

Keywords: USS Bellatrix AKA3


Entry: 39282
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
BELLATRIX CREWMAN FROM 1954-55

WALTER MITCHELL wrote on December 19, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served aboard the bellatrix 1 year coming over from the Merrick aka97 after we returned from korean service. The Bellatrix made a few shorttrips after that until sailing to San Francico and Hunters point shipyard yo be mothballed.I was among the last to depart to my next ship which was the sperry as12 in San Diego.I Hope this info helps clear up aka3 finality.

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Entry: 39281
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
BELLATRIX CREWMAN FROM 1954-55

WALTER MITCHELL wrote on December 19, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served aboard the bellatrix 1 year coming over from the Merrick aka97 after we returned from korean service. The Bellatrix made a few shorttrips after that until sailing to San Francico and Hunters point shipyard yo be mothballed.I was among the last to depart to my next ship which was the sperry as12 in San Diego.I Hope this info helps clear up aka3 finality.

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Entry: 34039
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
NOW I HAVE AN E-MAIL

RICHARD (DICK) SARETTE wrote on May 7, 2003


City and State: DIAMOND SPRINGS CA

Unit: DIV 1 BM2

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for old friends

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Entry: 30316
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
INFRO ABOUT REUNIONS

BILLY ALLRED wrote on December 10, 2002


City and State: CROSSVILLE TN

Unit: USS BELLATRIX AKA3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to know infro about ship reunion or anyone serving on the ship at this time.

Keywords: Aboard the Bellatrix 1951 to 1953


Entry: 24734
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX AKA 3 (1952-53)

PHILIP W. RATHBUN wrote on April 14, 2002


City and State: WEST YARMOUTH MA

Unit: ET'S

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Bellatrix was my first duty assignment out of ET school. Reported aboard after recommissioning in 1953, went to the Craig yatds, then to Korea. Was home for christmas then went to the Yards in Pearl Harbor. This trip was unique ,in that both the crew's personal vehicles and families were transported to Hawaii for the period of the overhaul.
I had been accepted into the fleet NROTC program and left the ship inMay 1953 for Bainbridre NTC.
I understand that the final trip before decommissioning was to the Pribiloff Islands off Alaska to pick up a cargo of seal manure and return it to the lower 48.
It is hard to believe that all that happened nearly 50 years ago.
Phil Rathbun


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Entry: 24378
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX AKA3

MARION MORGAN wrote on March 29, 2002


City and State: BRADENTON FL

Unit: C DIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: served as radioman 3rd class po 1952 to june 1954

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Entry: 19636
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
1951-54

EWELL T. GUIDRY wrote on September 28, 2001


City and State: LAKE CHARLES LA

Unit: BELLATRIX AKA 3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I - T MATTE WAS ABOARD BELLATRIX FROM 1951 TO NOV 1954
LOOKING FOR SOME ONE THAT WAS ABOARD THE BELLATRIX WHILE I WAS ABOARD HER. PLEASE LET ME HEAR FROM YOU.
HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE. THANKS AGAIN
MATTE


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Entry: 18771
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX - AKA3

RONALD LENC wrote on August 17, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 17994
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
BELLATRIX CREWMAN

HARLEY WHITTEN wrote on July 15, 2001


City and State: LAGO VISTA TX

Unit: CREWMAN SK3

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have numerous pictures of the ship herself and activities aboard including the rescue at sea of the fishermen mentioned in the article out of "The Amphibian" 06DEC52. One of the injured fishermen had his throat cut nearly from ear to ear.

Keywords: Served abourd the Bellatrix.


Entry: 17824
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
FOUND BLANK PHOTO ALBUM

MARK STOLP wrote on July 7, 2001


City and State: EAU CLAIRE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: I was at a thrift sale recently and found a blank photo album of the USS BELLATRIX AKA 3. I am interested in it and don't know anything about it. Also, if anyone needs the album that served on it, I would be happy to send it to them.

MarK A. Stolp Sr.

stolpm@uwstout.edu


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Entry: 17592
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
ABOARD THE BELLATRIX

WILLIAM T. ( BILL) GURROLA wrote on June 26, 2001


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I reported on board at Craig ship yard Aug.4 1952
Long Beach Ca. First and last ship. One of the guys kept a diary log and I copied it, hope this is of some interest to the person who was trying to get information on his dads service.
Aug.13 1952 Left Craig shipyard, anchored in L.A.Harbor
15th Anchored in San Pedro Harbor, loaded supplies
17th Left for San Diago
18th Arrived San Diago, loaded some troops
20th Left San Diago headed for Japan
Sept 4, Arrived Yokosuka Japan
19th Left Yoksuka
20th Arrived Hochinoe, Japan loaded troops and cargo
24th arrived Chicasakie Beach and made a practice landing.
26th Left Chickasakie
27th Arrive Yokasuka
Oct 5 Left Yokasuka
7th Arrived Otura, Japan loaded troops from the 1st Cav.
9th Left Otura
12th Arrived 40 miles south of the 38th parrallel in Korea and made a practice landing
13th Left the practice area
14th Arrived in Kojo Korea and made a mock invasion
15th left Kojo
16th Arrived Pohang Dong Korea
18th Left Pohang Dong
20th Arrived Schiogama Japan
22nd Left Schiogama
23td Arrived Yoasuka
25th Left Yokasuka
26th Arrived Schiogama
Nov 1st Left Schiogama
3rd Arrived Chihchaske, left troops.
5th Left Chickasaki with a typhoon and tidal wave warning
6th Arrived Yokasuka
7th Made a practice landing at Chickasake
7th Left Chickasaki
7th arrived Yokasuka
10th Left Yokasuka
12 arrived Okinawa left off Army M boats
12th left Okinawa
12th, 13th, and 14th hit hard by Typhoon Bess
picked up ship wrecked pearl divers floating in
the ocean.
15th Arrived Hong Kong China
23rd Left Hong Kong
27th Arrived and left Okinawa returning the ship
wrecked crew home.
29th Arrived Yokasuka
Dec. 1 Left Japan and headed home.
6th crossed the international date line
I remained onboard going to Hawaii,Alsaka finally getting dischared Nov. 1953 Eng 3rd
Can any one tell me what ever happend to the Bellatrix?
I have photo's of the ship under way taken by a comercial photog from an airplane. I can probebly have them put on a cassette for any on wanting a copy.
BGurrola@aol.com







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Entry: 17590
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
ABOARD THE BELLATRIX

WILLIAM T. ( BILL) GURROLA wrote on June 26, 2001


City and State: STOCKTON CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 14102
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX AKA 3

JOHN WILKERSON wrote on January 5, 2001


City and State: BAY ST. LOUIS MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Im looking for any information or pictures of the Bellatrix. My Dad, John W. Wilkerson served on this ship in Korea.

Keywords: USS Bellatrix AKA 3


Entry: 11755
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS UNION AKA 106

WAYNE SUMMERS wrote on September 15, 2000


City and State: COLFAX CA

Unit: USS UNION AKA 106 ENGINEMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS UNION AKA 106 ENGINEMAN

Keywords: Interested in the History of the USS Union, in Korea,1951 to 1954.


Entry: 4077
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
USS BELLATRIX AKA 3 - US NAVY - FLEET

JOE GOLDWINE wrote on November 6, 1999


City and State: ENCINO CA

Unit: USS LSMR 412

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served on USS Bellatrix AKA 3 in Long Beach Calif. for one year mid 1953 to mid 1954 after one year in Korea. 2nd Class Electricans Mate

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Entry: 2996
USS BELLATRIX (AKA-3)
INFO WANTED

JAMES MCMAHON JR. wrote on April 25, 1999


City and State: EASTHAMPTON MA

Unit: USS BELLATRIX AKA 3

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Any information of interest on USS Bellatrix AKA 3 while on duty in Korea.

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