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Entry: 75087
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
USS CHAMPLIN (DD-601)

THOMAS E. (T.E.) MOORE wrote on June 15, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: THE USS CHAMPLIN-DD-601, A BENSON-CLASS DESTROYER, WAS
NAMED FOR STEPHEN CHAMPLIN, AND COMMISSIONED AT QUINCY,MA, ON 12,SEPT.,1942, LCDR.C.L.MELSON IN
COMMAND. ON 12,MARCH,1943 THE USS CHAMPLIN SANK THE
GERMAN SUBMARINE U-130 WEST OF THE AZORES. THE U-130
HAD SUNK 24 SHIPS (162,015 TONS)INCLUDING "WHILE UNDER
THE COMMAND OF ERNST KAL (KNIGHTS CROSS MEDAL)" THE
USS EDWARD RUTLEDGE-AP-52, THE USS TASKER H.BLISS-AP-42, AND THE USS HUGH L.SCOTT-AP-43,ALL ON 12,NOV.,
1942. ON 12,MARCH,1943, U-130 WAS UNDER THE COMMAND OF
SIEGFRIED KELLER, ALL 53 U-130 CREW WERE KILLED. ON
7,APRIL,1944, THE USS CHAMPLIN-DD-601 RAMMED THE STERN, AND SANK THE GERMAN SUBMARINE U-856. U-856 WAS
OUT 44 DAYS ON IT'S FIRST PATROL. IT HAD NOT SUNK OR
DAMAGED ANY SHIPS. U-856 WAS UNDER THE COMMAND OF
FRIEDRICH WITTENBERG. THE U-856 HAD 27 OF IT'S CREW
KILLED, AND 28 SURVIVED. IN THIS COMBAT THE USS CHAMPLIN'S COMMANDING OFFICER, CDR.JOHN J.SHAFFER III,
WAS WOUNDED BY SHRAPNAL, AND DIED THE NEXT MORNING.
IN JULY,1945 THE USS CHAMPLIN DD-601 WENT TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN, AND LEFT PEARL HARBOR FOR THE ATTACK ON
WAKE ISLAND IN AUG.,1945, THEN ON TO OKINAWA, AND TWO
TRIPS TO JAPAN, THEN BACK TO THE U.S.A. THE SHIP WAS
OUT OF COMMISSION ON 31,JAN.,1947, AND SCRAPPED. THE
DESTROYER EARNED SIX BATTLE STARS FOR WORLD WAR II. THE SHIP WAS NOT IN THE KOREAN WAR.--------------


Keywords: SHIP'S NAME--USS CHAMPLIN-DD-601-------"NOT" USS CHAMPLAIN---THE USS LAKE CHAMPLAIN WAS AN AIRCRAFT
CARRIER----THE USS CHAMPLIN WAS A DESTROYER.------



Entry: 71934
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
MY FATHER LLOYD E MASSEY SD3 S-5

CHRISTOPHER MASSEY wrote on October 13, 2009


City and State: LANCASTER SC

Unit: SUPPLY S-5DIVISION SD3 COOK

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: LAKE CHAMPLAIN 1957 HAS MED CRUISE HAS HE'S NAME IN IT PLEASE FOR GOD SHAKE HELP ME TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM .MAY GOD KEEP YOU WELL P.S E-MAIL thack you all ill kept u in my parys


Entry: 53652
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
SEARCHING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW CLINTON PEOPLES JR.

ANDREA PEOPLES-MARWAH wrote on October 18, 2005


City and State: KINGSTOWNE VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If there is anyone out there who served on the USS Champlain, USS Boxer or USS Randolph from 1962-1966, please contact me. My father(Clinton Peoples Jr. from Akron, Ohio), served on these vessels during that time. He was also a part of the Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron NAS, Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

Keywords: Clinton Peoples Jr. (a.k.a. Peeps and Monty) from Akron, Ohio served on the USS Champlain, USS Boxer and USS Randolph from 1962-1966. Personal friends names that we could remember are Earl Pisque, Wisdom A. Pittman.


Entry: 36170
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
CREW MEMBER

ELLEN THOMPSON wrote on August 10, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: HIXSON TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father served on the USS Champlain,he was an aviation electrition that worked on the helicopters,that picked up the first manned space capsule out of the sea..in 1961,he served in the Koreon and Vietnam wars..he retired after 30yrs in the navy. His name was Mickey Arlen Thompson..he died in 1980.

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Entry: 35930
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO SERVED WITH MY DAD

MICHELE BROCKMEYER-BOONE wrote on July 29, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: EDGEWOOD MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served on the USS Champlain in the Navy he was very young in his late teens during the Korean War. He was known as The Painter at one time, for he was always drawing. He were told he was MIA at one time but came back. His name was Michael Brockmeyer. I am trying to find any information about him, I am told by the navy his records were lost. I was young when he died and never really asked him about his time in the war and now would like to know.

Keywords: USS Champlain - The Camp
Michael Brockmeyer



Entry: 33328
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
INFO REQUEST

JACKIE EVANS wrote on April 2, 2003


City and State: KITTANNING PS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If anyone out there served with my Dad, I would love any info you could give me of your service time with him. Also, we found some pics of a Mediterranean tour, and a gentleman's name in the back of the photo album. It was Don Phelps, 4111 Vermaas Ave., Toledo, OH. There are only a few, far away pics of my Dad, and I would love to give these pics to Mr. Phelps or family members.

Keywords: deceased father, Ron, fireman, served '50-'54


Entry: 7580
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
INTERESTED IN REUNIONS

ADRIAN STANLEY wrote on March 20, 2000

Email Update Needed

City and State: HAVELOCK NC

Unit: OA DIVISION - PHOTO LAB

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: OA DIVISION - PHOTO LAB

Keywords: Flown to the Lake Champlain from Hawaii, 1953, en route to Korea. Served aboard until May, 1955.


Entry: 3125
USS CHAMPLAIN (DD-601)
CREW MEMBER

ROBERTA CROSS wrote on May 11, 1999

Email Update Needed

City and State: MINNEAPOLIS MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: My father (Fred Cross) was abord the USS Lake Champlain. He does not have internet access so I am here trying to get some contacts for him.

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