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USS Foss (DE-59)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 84245
USS FOSS (DE-59)
FRIENDS OF MY GRANDFATHER

PAUL HUMBLE wrote on September 24, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather Jack Humble was an officer on the USS Foss
DE59, i would very much like to get in touch with anybody
who may have served with him. He did something with the
guns, though im not quite sure what. Im not solid on what
years he was aboard, but he served in WWII and Korea.


Keywords: DE59 Foss Navy JackHumble Destroyer Escort Korea


Entry: 50850
USS FOSS (DE-59)
NAVY SHORE PARTY HUNGNAM, NORTH KOREA

LEWIS LEES wrote on May 14, 2005


City and State: HENDERSONVILLE NC

Unit: NAVY SHORE PARTY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was one of 5 naval officers "drafted" in Tokyo to land with 42 enlisted men, elements of the US 1st Marine Division and the British Royal Marine Commandos in Hungnam, North Korea. We were in first wave ashore in Hungnam from US President Jackson. No opposition. Stayed in Hungnam to run port and surpervise evacuation of wounded Army, Marine, Gooks and Chinese to hospital ship.

Had power from Chosin Resevoir until Chinese intevention. Then called in USS Foss DE 59 to provide power for the port, critical during the evacutaion of the wounded, the dead, tanks, trucks, artillery and civilians.

I was made a member of the Chiefs' group aboard the Foss by verbal acclamation when I gave them a gallon of alcohol which we had squirreled away for an occasional nip. We slavaged all government property we could when we evacuated on Christmas Eve 1951, but I thought the men who had brought us power deserved a little treat.


Keywords: Hungnam, North Korea


Entry: 50031
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS FOSS

LOU BARNES wrote on April 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: E-mail me if you knew Roscoe Breedlove Jr.

Keywords: My grandpa was on the USS Foss he recently died on Febuary 20th of 2005 R.I.P Roscoe Breedlove Jr.(Poppy) A.K.A.(Roscoe P. Coal Train)


Entry: 42613
USS FOSS (DE-59)
WILLIAM MORGAN WALTERS

AMANDA WALTERS wrote on April 26, 2004


City and State: AKRON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Granfather who recntly passed away was sationed on this ship during WWII. He always told us stories and was always wondering what ever happened to it. If any one could tell me It would be greatly appriciated. His name was William Morgan Walters.

Keywords: Gunner's Mate


Entry: 41114
USS FOSS (DE-59)
BILL BEAVER

DEE LINDVAY wrote on February 20, 2004


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: Looking for Bill Beaver who was in Florida in 1958-59. He would have known Carolyn Williams and her sister Lois. Carolyn is deceased and I have information to be passed on to Bill. Please email me. Mr. Beaver was in the Navy. thank you.

Keywords: Bill Beaver, Carolyn Williams, Florida, 1958, 1959, Navy


Entry: 28235
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS FOSS DE59 1955/57

HARVEY B. COFFEY wrote on September 13, 2002


City and State: NOBLE OK

Unit: USS FOSS DE59

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

I was on board from Oct. 1955 thru Oct. 1957.I would like to visit with anyone who was on board then.


Keywords: QUARTERMASTER


Entry: 26431
USS FOSS (DE-59)
CHINNAMPO NORTH KOREA

JOHN W. SMITH wrote on June 21, 2002


City and State: PARK HILLS MO

Unit: ARMY BOAT UNIT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i was coxswain on a army lcm at chinnampo in nov 1950,our thanksgiving diner was cooked on board a hospital ship and we had our diner in a old school buildng.we departed chinnampo on the 2nd or 3ed i can not remember for sure,we were on a lst with a japanese crew.went to inchon. john w smith u.s.a ret.

Keywords: army boats chinnampo


Entry: 24614
USS FOSS (DE-59)
PASSENGER ON FOSS -YOKOHAMA TO CHINNAMPO

WILLIAM CLOWER wrote on April 8, 2002


City and State: LIBERTY MS

Unit: FLEET ACTIVITIES GROUP ONE KOREA

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Fleet Activities Group One was assembled at Yokohoma Naval Station and caught the Foss to Chinnampo, set up house keeping, established Harbor control and general fleet activities operations. There was only one radioman in the group, Me. I taught two seamen our CW callsign. When they heard our call they would fetch or wake me up. We left on two LCVP's when the Chinese came over the thirty eight parallel. We caught a merchant ship (North Wind) The ship could not handle the small boats. The Group was loaded by way of a cargo net hung over the side. The last time I saw the LCVP's they were full ahead in the Yellow Sea. Looking back toward Chinnampo one could see a huge black cloud of smoke. The army had set fire to all.

Very respectful,
William E. Clower LCDR USN Ret.

PS. In the write up on Chinnampo, the author wondered what happened to the LCVP's at Chinnampo.
Please send him a copy of this note.


Keywords: Fleet Activites Group One Korea


Entry: 23518
USS FOSS (DE-59)
WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ROY BEERS MR3

RICK VINES wrote on February 26, 2002


City and State: PEARL IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 18023
USS FOSS (DE-59)
KEY WEST/KOREA

DANIEL J. DUFFY wrote on July 17, 2001


City and State: WALL NJ

Unit: USS FOSS DE-59

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The Foss was a great ship with a great crew. Most memoriable character was Gerry Isabel. He could make you laugh at your mother's funeral! Worked the New York Times cross-word puzzles, all entries either all horizontal or all vertical. Also a great pinochle player.(The national sport in the C Division.

Keywords: USS Foss/Chinnanpo/Chungsenpo Dong (Spelling?)


Entry: 15937
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS FOSS DE59

CHARLES EVERLEY wrote on April 14, 2001


City and State: HERSHEY NE

Unit: COOK

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: would like to find a fellow shipmate ROSS F. KEYES. he was from wisconsin.

Keywords: i was aboard from mar. 53 to feb 56 as a commissaryman


Entry: 15537
USS FOSS (DE-59)
KIMBER WHITE

JACK L. JACKSON wrote on March 20, 2001


City and State: CELINA OH

Unit: USS OKANOGAN APA 220

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I had been out of Navy for 49 yrs and never spoke with anyone (Outside my shipmates) who ever heard of Chinnampo. Then I read an article by Kimber White in the Graybeards. He spoke of Chinnampo. I obtained his address and the correspondence flew back and forth for over a year. He sent me copies of the Lighthouse (The Fosses newsletter) I sent him articles from Sea Classic Magazines. It was a great relationship with a man I never met personally. I can only say, I would have loved to worked under this officer while in the Navy. I hope you Foss Mates felt the same. You have truly lost a ship mate to be proud of.
I would also like to thank Neil Campbell who kept me on Kimber's updated E-Mail list.
I was an EN2 on the USS Okanogan APA 220 the night we evacuated Chinnampo with 2400 Koreans aboard.


Keywords: Chinnampo, Korea


Entry: 13608
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS FOSS DE-59 1956-58

CHRIS LARSEN wrote on December 13, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad (Larry Larsen, from Iowa) served on the Foss as an MM3 from 1956-58. Looking for people that may have served with him in the engine room and thereabouts.

Keywords:


Entry: 13210
USS FOSS (DE-59)
LOOKING FOR CREWMATES

CHARLES A. (CHUCK) ELLIOTT wrote on November 23, 2000


City and State: CULPEPPER VA

Unit: USS FOSS DE59

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served as Radioman on Foss 48-51. Noted Kimber

Keywords: Portland Me. '48, Keywest 48-50, Korea 50-51


Entry: 8847
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS FOSS (DE 59) KOREAN SERVICE

KIMBER L. WHITE wrote on May 22, 2000


City and State: NEWPORT NEWS VA

Unit: USS FOSS DE 59

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: The USS Foss (DE 59) had ship to shore electrical capacity. Furnished electricity to Army at Chinnampo, Korea (Sea port for North Korea capital) until Chinese invaded; ordered to Inchon for refueling thence to Hungnam, on the Eastern Coast to support withdrawal of trapped marines at Chosin Reservoir; moored to dock across "street" from Gen Almond's headquarters; St. Paul and Rochester fired over us into hills; left Hungnam Christmas day, went to Ulsan, remained until 8/18/51,thence to Masan,Korea, and finally Japan and back to Uncle Sugar.

Keywords: Chinnampo, Korea 16 Nov.1950,
Hungnam, Korea 09 Dec 1950
Ulsan (Chang Sung Po Dong) 01 Jan 1950-18 Aug 1950



Entry: 7442
USS FOSS (DE-59)
LOOKING FOR CREWMATES

ELLIS TOY wrote on March 12, 2000


City and State: KITTANNING PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My father was on the ship U.S.S. Foss DE-59, a man with the first name of Blaine wrote to him. The letter has been lost and he would like to reply. He has not been in the best of health, and can not remember what happened to the letter. Please e-mail me or write to him again.
Sincerely,
Connie (Toy)Fair


Keywords: My father was a flagman on the escort vessel Foss de-59 in the mid 50's. I am looking for a list of crewman that were stationed on this ship.


Entry: 6267
USS FOSS (DE-59)
LOOKING FOR OTHERS THAT WERE ON SHIP 1950-1954

NALTY L. BLACKWELL SR. wrote on January 17, 2000


City and State: BAKER LA

Unit: ELEC

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: THIS IS LYNN'S SON. DAD HAS RETIRED. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY DAD IN THE WAR.I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO FIND OUT WERE THE USS FOSS 59 IS TODAY.

Keywords:


Entry: 4886
USS FOSS (DE-59)
WESLEY ROSS YATES

WESLEY ROSS YATES wrote on November 13, 1999


City and State: HENDERSON NV

Unit: USS FOSS DE-59

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS FOSS DE-59

Keywords: USS Foss
DE-59
Masan, Korea
1951-52



Entry: 4763
USS FOSS (DE-59)
U.S.S. FOSS DE59 1950-1954

PAUL CAMPBELL wrote on November 11, 1999


City and State: DONNA TX

Unit: MACHINIST MATE

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: Would like to contact old ship mates 1951-1954
Would like to know about reunions.


Keywords: Andy Fistinich
Jody Lumkin
Bud Paul
Bill Beaver
Paul Bonar
Chief Lambert
Captain Stanley



Entry: 3807
USS FOSS (DE-59)
USS BAIROKO

M.C. MORGAN wrote on October 30, 1999


City and State: FRIONA TX

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: would like to contact anyone who served on either of these ships 1950 - 1954

Keywords: u.s.s.bairoko cve-115 and u.s.s.foss de-59



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