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Entry: 87238
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK KOREA

KAPPIE GABLE JONES wrote on September 19, 2013


City and State: JACKSON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that will remember my father Jimmy Roy
Gable,from Bruce Miss. He served on the USS Carmick from 1951
thru 1953. Dad was 18 years old when he signed up,I believe he
was classified as a fireman. I am posting this again because my
e-mail has changed since last posting. Any help would be
appreciated.


Keywords: Uss Carmick Korea Mine Sweeper


Entry: 87019
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK KOREAN WAR

KAPPIE JONES wrote on August 17, 2013


City and State: JACKSON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers my father jimmy Roy Gable, from

Bruce Miss. He served on the USS Carmick from 1950 or 1951 till

1053 or 54. Dad was classified as a fireman on the Carmick.


Keywords: uss carmick minesweeper


Entry: 87018
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK KOREAN WAR

KAPPIE JONES wrote on August 17, 2013


City and State: JACKSON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who remembers my father jimmy Roy Gable, from

Bruce Miss. He served on the USS Carmick from 1950 or 1951 till

1053 or 54. Dad was classified as a fireman on the Carmick.


Keywords: uss carmick minesweeper


Entry: 83358
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK

JOSEPH BRAIM wrote on June 15, 2012


City and State: NORWOOD PA

Unit: USS EPPING FOREST

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Unit: USS EPPING FOREST

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father served on the Thompson and the Carmick
during operations in Korea from 1950 to 1952. . He was a
storekeeper, and was transferred back and forth between the two
ships whenever needed. He related stories to me of the ship
being under attack from shore batteries and of the crew members
being killed. Anyone who knew Joe Braim, please email me with
any info that you remember. He died in 1982.

Keywords: USS Thompson, USS Carmick, Korea, Minesweeper,


Keywords: USS Thompson, USS Carmick, Korea, 1952 Storekeeper.


Entry: 81869
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK

FRANK MCCULLOUGH JR. wrote on January 25, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: Hello,
My Dad, Francis FRANK McCullough died in 2000. He was
engineering officer during the Korean Conflict.
Frank, Jr.


Keywords:


Entry: 81683
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
KOREAN WAR DETAINEE WHILE SERVING ON USS CARMICK

RACHELLE SANTIAGO wrote on January 9, 2012


City and State: RANCHO CORDOVA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad, Emeterio Valdez or AKA Val, has always told
of his experience while being held by the Koreans as
a detainee after the ship experienced some kind of
attack. Him and at least 5 others were held for a
short period of time before later being surrendered
over to a Canadian troop and then back to American
forces. Does anyone know of such an experience?? Id
love to know more about this from maybe someone who
also has a family member who shared the same
experience. Please contact me if you know anything
that may lead me to some anwers as to what happened.


Keywords: on USS Carmick in Korean War, became a detainee,
Emeterio Valdez AKA Val



Entry: 75024
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
ANYONE KNOW BM1 CALVIN

GARY CALVIN wrote on June 10, 2010


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: USS ORLECK, USS SOMERS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: ANYONE REMEMBER MY DAD, BM1 ED 'CAL' CALVIN WHO SERVED AROUND 49-52 ON MINE SWEEPING EQUIPMENT BEFORE
TRANSFERRING TO USS DEVASTATOR AS BMC. DAD RETIRED IN 1958 AND PASSED AWAY IN 1978 OF CANCER.



Entry: 73734
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
FIREROOM PERSONEL 1951 TO1954

HERMAN PORET wrote on February 27, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

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Entry: 72786
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
VAN HARRALD - BOATSWAIN MATE

LINDA RAY wrote on December 15, 2009


City and State: MABLEVILLE AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Hi, my father passed away in September and I would like to write a book about his experience on the USS Carmick during the Korean War. He was a boatswain mate and he was in charge of the locker that was nicknamed "Tokyo Bar." He sewed bells into his Levy's and once saved a degaussing boat during a typhoon. Can anyone give me more details about their time on board and names of the ship mates. He passed away before I could get more information.

Keywords: USS Carmick DMS 33, Van Harrald, Korean War


Entry: 59005
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR INFO ON KENNETH RINGSTROM QMC

ERNST ST. JERNBERG wrote on September 24, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for anybody who may have known Kenneth Ambrose Ringstrom. He served on USS Carmick from 11/22/50 to 1/6/51 and from 2/27/51 to 11/24/51. Kenneth's Rank/Grade: QMC.

Keywords:


Entry: 58724
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
WILLIAM CORCORAN

LEE-ANN CORCORAN-MCKNIGHT wrote on September 3, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for anyone who knew my dad, William "Corky" Corcoran. He served on the USS Carmick, as well as the USS Rankin. Please e-mail me if you knew my dad. He passed May 31, 1997 for those of you who knew him. Thanks for responding.

Keywords: William Corcoran, Corky, USS Carmick, USS Rankin (1947)


Entry: 55364
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR FRIENDS

GEORGE BURGE wrote on January 23, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: WEST JORDAN UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to find some old friends who were on the carmick in korea the second time.

Keywords: Burge


Entry: 54469
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
SERVED ON CARMICK 1948 TO 1950

JOHN DENNY SR. wrote on December 2, 2005

Deceased

City and State: MANNING SC

Unit: RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: radiomen at that time were lockman,kerr,petite,schrock. radarman v.m. marks. seamen bryson biehn and gene islas

Keywords:


Entry: 49239
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
HARRY LEE

LINDA MOODY wrote on February 26, 2005


City and State: HOT SPRINGS AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I was looking for information on Harry Lee that was aboard the USS Carmick in March of 1952. Anything would be appreciated. Harry died on ship.

Keywords: Friends


Entry: 48547
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE THAT WAS ABOARD CARMICK FROM NOV 51 TO FEB 53

HARLEY TATE wrote on January 31, 2005


City and State: GRUETLI LAAGER TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 47174
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
KOREAN VETERAN

D'WAINE MAYOVSKY wrote on November 29, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: BENTON CITY WA

Unit: USS CARMICK DMS-33

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the USS Carmick from June 1949 till Nov 1951. Would be willing to comment on anything we did during the Korean War. I do have some pictures I took during the time I was there.

Keywords: USS Carmick DMS-33, Sonarman 3rd Class,


Entry: 47098
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES AND PICTURES

VICKIE HAYWOOD wrote on November 26, 2004


City and State: WAGRAM NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am the daughter of CPO George Harrell who served on the USS Carmick during the period of 1950 to possibly 1954........he was a fire control technician.........the family was clsoe to the family of Pappy Rupp
I am looking for ship mates or pictures of this time period.........
vickie Haywood


Keywords:


Entry: 39111
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS PHOTOS DURING THIS TIME FRAME 1950-1953

BERNARD NAAS wrote on December 12, 2003


City and State: WHEAT RIDGE CO

Unit: USS CARMICK DMS 33

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: anyone know Dean Schiva, Herb Stubbers, Les Melichar. Where are they now? LT. Anderson and Comander Margetts??

Keywords:


Entry: 37792
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMIC (DMS 33)

HENRY ANDERSON wrote on October 25, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: BRAWLEY CA

Unit: USS THOMPSON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was assigned to the USS Carmicm from 4 July 1950 until April 1952, when I was transferred to her sister ship the Thompson (DMS 38) In readying this page there are a couple of things that I do not see. When we lef San Diego going over to Japan, the deoured our course to Wake Island, where we patroled around the Island for a couple of days. It was not until we left that we found out the President Truman and General McArthur had been meeting there and that is why we divered. We spent allof November 1950 sweeping the big harbour of Chinnampo. The harbour was so big that we only made one pass in, and then had to ancor for the night right in the middle of the minefield. No one got any sleep
I remember our CO, a LT Commander by the name of Marqets (?) On newyears 1950 we were in Inchon harbour, and the CO had the gunners mate bring up 5 gallons of 190 grain alchol. They put it into the big coffe ern in the galley and put tomatoe juice and grapefruit juice in it, and the old man got on the loud speaker and wished us a happy new year. Another thing that I do not see anywhere is where we got rammed. We had taken on stores and ammo all morning, as we had been out a long time and were out of everything. The Admiral on a Cruiser, I think it was the St Paul wanted to go into Sasebo, and as we were one of the fastest ships in the pacific fleet he had us lead the course, 1000 yards in front of the cruiser. It was very foggy. About 2 hours into the trip I was admid ships and the siren, foghorn, bells and everything starte blaring. I looked on the port side and about 30 feet from me was a ship about to his us. It hit us midships and tore the quad 40 MM off it landing. As best as I can remember it was a US Friget, and I think it was the USS Glendale. We went into to Wonsong harbour and repair ships came along side and welded steel to our side so we would not sink. We limped into Sasebo and went into drydock there. Boy that was good duty. Ashore every morning by 10 up at moma sons house. I have no idea on the dates of this. I was a 3rd class PN, and some of by good friends were 3rd class FC James Shanahan (now lives in Tachappi), 3rd Class BM Bill Mantoff (who became police chief in Tachappi and was shot and died), and BMSN Don Dahlstrom (my cousin) who lives in Fresno. It really was a roudy crew, and I thnk most of us wore Levis.


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Entry: 33901
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
CARMICK AND THE SEAPLANE TENDER

JOEL HENDERSON wrote on April 30, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father served during the Korean war and told of an event when the carmick was nearly run down by a seaplane tender, the ajax i think he said. quick thinking and quick manuevers was able to prevent a disaster. can anyone confirm this event for me, not sure about the dates.

Joel Henderson


Keywords: events


Entry: 32364
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
USS CARMICK/HMS ST BRIDES BAY

ERIC WYATT wrote on February 27, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: PLYMOUTH UK

Unit: ST BRIDES BAY ASSOCIATION

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Although I was on St BB at a later date A lot of members of our association have many memories of the period. Unfortunately although St Brides Bay was scrapped in 1961 it was only the year2000 that the Association was formed

Keywords: I am enlarging a History of HMS St Brides Bay and have found several entries of the ships working together during Korean War Have you anything I can Add


Entry: 31019
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
BERNARD 'BUTCH' VANYO

MICHAEL ANDERSON wrote on January 7, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Bernard"Butch"Vanyo is my grandfather. If anyone can give me any info about him or his time on the Carmick would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords:


Entry: 28768
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
CARMICK DDS 1946 SAN FRANCISCO

R.W. THOMPSON wrote on October 10, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: USNR

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 16128
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)

DON BUELL wrote on April 25, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: PORT ANGELES WA

Unit: USS CARMICK DMS-33

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: [1950 thru DECOM at PACRESFLT San Diego, Ca ]
OE Division, Electronics Tech Second Class.


Keywords:


Entry: 15032
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR INFO. ON KENNETH E. WHITNEY

CHRISTINA OVERSTREET wrote on February 16, 2001


City and State: MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for any other relatives or anyone who served with my Grandfather. Please contact me with any information you have.

Keywords: USS CARMICK DMS33
#6270331



Entry: 14320
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
DMS 33 USS CARMICK 1948-1952

DEAN DANAHER wrote on January 15, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: LAFAYETTE IN

Unit: SHIPFITTER 3RD CLASS ON USS CARMICK

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I have been trying to locate Keith Eugene Williams and have been unsuccessful. Any one with any information on him or his family would be appreciated. I would love to hear from the other shipmates, too.

Keywords: Nickname= Danny
Patrolled coast of Korea;spent time in Wonson Harbor;friends were: Keith Eugene Williams, Omar Houseworth, Gary Hawhee; DMS 33 USS Carmick



Entry: 11816
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW HOWARD CHAPIN

PAUL CHAPIN wrote on September 18, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father, Howard Chapin, died in an accident in 1966 when I was 7. I would like to correspond with shipmates of his during his service on the USS Carmick during its tour of duty in the Korean theater. Did any one know him? He was an ensign and a lieutenant out of NROTC at Oregon State.

Pls let me know who you are (if you knew him) so I can learn more about his service.

Paul Chapin, Spokane, WA


Keywords: USS Carmick Destroyer Minesweeper


Entry: 8001
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
WILLIAM S. SALLY (DMS 33)

SEAN SHANAHAN wrote on April 15, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: William Steven Sally was my mothers cousin who passed away 1990. Served from 48-52. Served on the USS Carmick DMS-33 as second class radioman.

Keywords: carmick dms-33


Entry: 7949
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

HARLEY TATE wrote on April 13, 2000


City and State: GRUETLI LAAGER TN

Unit: CARMICK DMS 33

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i went aboard the carmick in dec. 51 would like to here from some one same time frame.

Keywords:


Entry: 5105
USS CARMICK (DMS-33)
SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

CRAIG ROTHHAMMER wrote on November 18, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:


USS CARMICK (DMS-33)


(DD-493: dp. 1,630; 1. 348'4"; b. 36'1"; dr. 13'5"; s. 35k.; cpl. 208; a. 4 5", 5 21" tt.; cl. Bristol)


“...she patrolled off both coasts of Korea...”


Carmick (DD-493) was launched 8 March 1942 by Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Co., Seattle, Wash.; sponsored by Mrs. H. L. Merrill, and commissioned 28 December 1942, Commander W. S. Whiteside in command.


On 10 June 1945, she entered Philadelphia Navy Yard for conversion to a high speed mine sweeper, and on 23 June 1945, she was reclassified DMS-33.


On 27 August 1945, Carmick cleared Norfolk, Va., for the Pacific, arriving at Okinawa 15 October for minesweeping operations in the Yellow Sea. She remained in the Far East to support the occupation until returning to San Francisco 20 April 1946. With San Diego as her home port, Carmick made one tour to the western Pacific in the summer and fall of 1947, and conducted local operations until the outbreak of the Korean War.


She cleared San Diego 4 October 1950 for duty in United Nations' efforts in Korean waters. Operating with TF 95 out of Yokosuka, Japan, she patrolled off both coasts of Korea, providing fire-support and minesweeping operations.


From 29 October to 3 December, she penetrated the dangerous harbor at Chinnampo to sweep mines, and carried out this difficult assignment so well as to earn the Navy Unit Commendation. She returned to San Diego 21 November 1951 for overhaul and training.


Carmick cleared San Diego 7 May 1952 for her second Korean tour, during which she patrolled off Yang Do Island, bombarded the rail center at Songjin, and provided gunfire support for minesweepers through February 1953. She returned to Long Beach, Calif. for overhaul 14 March, and in June resumed a schedule of exercises and services to the Fleet Sonar School at San Diego.


After pre inactivation overhaul at San Francisco Carmick was placed out of commission in reserve 13 February 1954. She was reclassified DD-493 on 15 July 1955.


USS Carmick received three battle stars for World War II service, and the Navy Unit Commendation and five battle stars for Korean War service.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Keywords: MINESWEEPER, BRISTOL CLASS, TF 95, CHINNAMPO, YANG DO, SONGJIN,



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USS Carmick (DMS-33)