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Entry: 85685
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
LLOYD INGRAM

BRITTANY JONES wrote on March 13, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandfather served in the Korean War on the USS HAWKINS, was told he
was an MM1. Im now currently serving in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman
and would love to hear from anyone still out there who may know
him..thank you.


Keywords: Lloyd Ingram, MM1, KOREAN WAR


Entry: 79043
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
SEARCHING

JEARL D. REEDY wrote on May 27, 2011


City and State: CONWAY AR

Unit: 7TH FLEET

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: SERVED ON USS HAWKINS DDR873 4/1949 TTILL 12/1951 SHIPMATES ARTHUR WATTS (*OKLAHOMA) ED JAY CHESBRO,ARK. RS EASTMKAN WOODIE RING, ARK. SANCHEZ. ACKERMAN, THESE ARE A FEW OF SHIPMATES I REMEMBER IF ANYONE KNOW THEM GIVE A NOTE THANK YOU JEARL REEDY 


Entry: 75003
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
RICHARD DOBSON

BRUCE DOBSON wrote on June 7, 2010


City and State: WINTHROP MA

Unit: 1882 COMM SQ RVN

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother served on the Hawkins in the Boiler room. I do not remember him being near Korea. I think he was in the Mederterrian.
Does anyone remember him?? He lived in Revere, MA at the time..
Thanks, Bruce Dobson
Public Affairs
Vietnam Veterans of America
Lynn,MA


Keywords:


Entry: 73096
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
FRED FLICK MILLS CREW MEMBER 50-52 -USS HAWKINS

FRED MILLS wrote on January 12, 2010


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: fred mills-gmsn,has served aboard three tin-cans uss bausell dd845-uss myles c.fox ddr829-and the uss hawkins ddr873 and cruised with 7th flt.and 6th flt. p.s.my last wish,to write a book about my navy life ( I"ve been every where man,I BEEN every WHERRR !!!)

Keywords: bombarded enemey gun implacements,truck convoyes,bridges,trains and transported british comandos ashore at wonsan and hungyan n.korea,during 1951 spring offensive.after this we the uss hawkins ddr873 went on patrol in the formosa straits and continued our around the world cruise


Entry: 72833
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS ORIGINAL PLATE

MARK M. wrote on December 20, 2009


City and State: TLAQ. JA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I came into posession of the original ships plate. USS Hawkins. Measures about 12 inches by about 18 inches, solid brass. I am going to put it on Ebay but I though someone that was on the ship might appreciate it more. I assume it is worth a couple thousand from looking at prices on ebay. I had posted before and apologize if I didn't get back to you.

Keywords:


Entry: 70778
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS SAILOR

STEVEN SWARTZ wrote on July 2, 2009


City and State: SPRINGFIELD IL

Unit: ASROC

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I would consider traveling to a ship's reunion.

Keywords: Hawkins, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, ASROC, Lead petty officer


Entry: 69420
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DDR 873

WARREN MULDOON wrote on March 9, 2009


City and State: LOWELL MA

Unit: RADIO SHACK USS HAWKINS 1951-1952

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 69176
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)

FORREST REED wrote on February 18, 2009


City and State: GRANADA HILLS CA

Unit: USS HAWKINS DDR 873

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: where are you guys?

Keywords: Tex on the USS Hawkins: Sonarman


Entry: 68703
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
DDR-873

JEARL D. REEDY wrote on January 16, 2009


City and State: CONWAY AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: THE HAWKINS WAS A DDR SHIP WHEN I RODE HER FOR 4 YRS

Keywords:


Entry: 65373
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
SERVED FRON 1956-1960 ON THE USS HAWKINE- DEPLOYED TO LEBANON IN JULY 1958-

ALVIN VARRIALE wrote on April 23, 2008


City and State: SCOTIA NEW YORK

Unit: DESRON 8

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: i was in lebanan in 1958- i was assinged to the medical corps. with the uss Hawkins ddr 873-i was in the middle of the conflict- i was told that i was entilted to a medal for my services THANK YOU ALVIN VARRIALE USS NAVY SERVICE#474 69 75

Keywords: lebanan 1958


Entry: 63730
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
WORLD CRUISE-TASK FORCE77-N.KOREA 50-52

FRED MILLS JR. wrote on January 7, 2008


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 63520
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)

WARREN MULDOON wrote on December 24, 2007


City and State: LOWELL MA

Unit: C DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: went aboard sept 1951 until january 1953.was transferred to the uss fiske on the day we were leaving for the "MED" after coming back from christmas leave

Keywords:


Entry: 62440
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DDR 873

JEARL D. REEDY wrote on September 27, 2007


City and State: CONWAY AR

Unit: US NAVY = RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: ARE THER ANY ONE REMEMBERS ME

Keywords:


Entry: 62338
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DD 873 (53-56)

EDWIN HODDER JR. wrote on September 18, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Edwin F. Hodder Sr., sailed on the Hawkins DDR 873 from 1953 to 1956. He was a radio man third class. Does anyone remember him. He always had fond memories of his time on the ship.

Keywords:


Entry: 62120
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DD/DDR 873 REUNION!

ROBERT GATES wrote on August 29, 2007


City and State: ALTOONA PA

Unit: USS HAWKINS DD/DDR 873

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: The next USS Hawkins Reunion will be Sunday eve, April 13 thru Thursday morning, April 17, 2008 in
Norfolk, VA at Lake Wright Quality Suites and Sleep Inn Hotel. Tours, Banquet and Dance. Guest Speaker: CAPT Ken Clark, USNRet -- "Adventures on the USS Hawkins" Contact us for further information and a copy of the Newsletter "The Hawk".


Keywords: ALL Officers and Crewmembers of the USS Hawkins DD/DDR873


Entry: 57330
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DDR 873 '51-'55

WALLACE DONKER wrote on May 26, 2006


City and State: FORT LAUDERDALE FL

Unit: USS HAWKINS DDR 873

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I would like to see a roster of all crew members, officers and enlisted that served aboard the Hawkins DDR 873 during the period '52-'55 and know their current status. Does anyone know where and if this information is available.

Wallace Donker


Keywords: Sonarmen; Raymond Santucci, William S. Brown, Forrest Reed,Ed Shumate,


Entry: 52702
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
DD 873

RACHEL OCONNELL wrote on August 18, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for information about why my great grandfather would have a set of blueprints to the DD 873.I never knew him but the house he built he hide the blueprints in the attic with two letters from two of his friends.I don't know why but I am interested in finding out why.I looked at up his friend's name and he is deceased now since 1991 and the one who posted the info has apparently moved since then because the address that was left is no good.Anybody with anything PLEASE contact me.Maybe tell me how things worked back then or how he got the blueprints.My Great grandfather's name was Tommie H. Talbert and friend Joe Hillin of pinehill,Texas who is deceased,and Billy no last name from Durant,Oklahoma.Any help would be nice ,Thanks alot.

Keywords: personal friends,anyone who knows anything


Entry: 46929
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS DDR

KEVIN SMITH wrote on November 17, 2004


City and State: CANON CITY CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My grandpa served on the USS Hawkins DDR and I was wanting to know if there was a reunion coming soon for it. His name was Robert Smith.

Keywords: ships- Reunions


Entry: 42852
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS REUNIONS

ROBERT GATES wrote on May 6, 2004


City and State: ALTOONA PA

Unit: USS HAWKINS RADAR GANG 55-56

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We are the Official USS Hawkins Reunion Assoc. The last reunion was St Augustine FL March 21-25, 2004 with 60 attendees. GREAT TIME!!!
Next reunion is Boston, Sept 2005. Check with us for final dates, and the newsletters.
Dues: 10.00 annually.

We are ALWAYS looking for crewmembers -- PLEASE contact us.


Keywords: USS Hawkins Reunion Assoc.


Entry: 42851
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS REUNIONS

ROBERT GATES wrote on May 6, 2004


City and State: ALTOONA PA

Unit: USS HAWKINS RADAR GANG 55-56

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We are the Official USS Hawkins Reunion Assoc. The last reunion was St Augustine FL March 21-25, 2004 with 60 attendees. GREAT TIME!!!
Next reunion is Boston, Sept 2005. Check with us for final dates, and the newsletters.
Dues: 10.00 annually.

We are ALWAYS looking for crewmembers -- PLEASE contact us.


Keywords: USS Hawkins Reunion Assoc.


Entry: 41132
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
'TWO BOTTLES'

DONNA TURNER wrote on February 21, 2004


City and State: TAYLORSVILLE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My dear friend Clifton Russell was stationed aboard the Hawkins beginning Dec 1944 when it was all shiny and new! He was there when she was commissioned. Seems a captain went overboard at one time. He's 81 now. His nickname was "Two Bottles" because he couldn't hold his beer. Does anyone remember him? Does anyone know anything about the ship during the first years in her commission? Thanks!

Keywords: Nickname "Two Bottles"


Entry: 38428
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS UNDERWAY PHOTO

JIM CONVERSE wrote on November 16, 2003


City and State: KANSAS CITY

Unit: USS INTREPID CVS-11

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have an aerial photo of the USS Hawkins DD873, being replenished underway along with the USS Kearsarge CVA-33. Also a replenishment ship, #62, cruiser and another DD in photo waiting their turn alongside. Let me know if you'd like this photo e-mailed to you, part of the USS Kearsarge's Task Force 77 deployment to the Far East as the Korean Conflict was ending.
Best wishes, Jim Converse, for my Dad, Bill Converse AMC (retired 1960) who was on the Kearsarge during this time.


Keywords: USS Hawkins, Photo, Aerial, Underway Replenishment with USS Kearsarge CVA-33, circa 1952-53


Entry: 38426
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS UNDERWAY PHOTO

JIM CONVERSE wrote on November 16, 2003


City and State: KANSAS CITY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 37862
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS REUNION

MIKE SKURA wrote on October 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: USS Hawkins Reunion; St. Augustine, FL March 21 - 24, 2004. Holiday Inn. Contact Pauline Butterworth,4260 Jones Rd. Macon GA. 31206-0144 478-788-9339

Keywords:


Entry: 34262
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
INFORMATION

KEVIN SMITH wrote on May 19, 2003


City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Does anyone have any idea when or where there will be a reunion for the USS Hawkins DDR. I would appreciate it if you would call or write to my house adresws only. If anyone was aboard that ship dduring the Korean war then give me a call so I can have you get a hold of my grandpa (Bob "Robert" Smith) he would really aprreciate it. Thanks. Remeeember, no emails please. Thanks

Keywords: Uss Hawkins DDR


Entry: 34261
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
INFORMATION

KEVIN SMITH wrote on May 19, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 31749
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
SHIPS PLATE

MARK M. wrote on February 5, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have recently aquired the Brass Name (info) plaque (Plate) from the USS Hawkins, is anyone interested in purchasing it???

Keywords:


Entry: 27303
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
INFORMATION ABOUT MY DAD

BOB KOENIG JR. wrote on August 1, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am interested to learn or hear any information about my dad's service aboard the USS Hawkins. Robert R Koenig. Served approx from 1955 to 1959 and was a fire control tech.
Thank you.


Keywords:


Entry: 24417
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
USS HAWKINS PICTURE

DON COLE wrote on March 31, 2002


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I have found a picture of the USS Hawkins in my garage, don't remember where it came from. It was handpainted by a guy named Francis in the year 1964. I would like to get it to Mr. Francis or anyone who is interested, no charge I just think someone from the ship should have it.

Keywords: USS Hawkins DD873


Entry: 23177
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
INFO ON 1958 USS HAWKINS SERVICE

NORMAN E. (NORM) TREDWAY wrote on February 15, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am trying to find out if the USS Hawkins, DD-873, was deployed to Lebanon in 1958. I am trying to gather info for the family of a deceased sailor who served during this time period.

Keywords: DD-873, USS Hawkins, Lebanon 1958, Med duty


Entry: 22378
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
INFO ON DAD - PURPLE HEART

SHERRY GILLOOLY wrote on January 17, 2002


City and State: THORNTON CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: If anyone has any additional information on my dad or the Hawkins, please contact me. I wish to know more about his experiences on board as he will not discuss most of it.
Thank you for providing this site as a way for all of us to communicate with each other and discover more about America's Forgotten War. It's not forgotten to me and I am very proud of my dad and tell everyone about his service in Korea.


Keywords: My father was in Korea and was awarded the Purple Heart while on duty in the Navy. He was on board the USS Hawkins a destroyer that also traveled with the Fiske and the Kyne.


Entry: 21434
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)

BOB SWANKE wrote on December 12, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Hi ,Iwould like to get a history of the ship. Thanks ,Bob

Keywords:


Entry: 12677
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
WANTED INFORMATION

KEVIN LIVELY wrote on November 1, 2000


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like to gather some information on my grandfather Jack Francis Murphy. I had never had a chance to meet him in person. His "recruiting day was in San Diego, CA. And I have been told that while on the USS Hawkins he was asked to peirce ears and cut hair (if that can help you remember him). This is most of the information I have on his Navy Days. Please send me information on him available. Thank you.

Keywords: USS Hawkins, 1951, Destroyer Division 1, Welcome Home on Augest 8,1951, Destroyer Force, Alantic Fleet, Under Command of Captain E. S. Von Kleeck,


Entry: 10762
USS HAWKINS (DD-873)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF MY FATHER

PAUL BAKER wrote on August 1, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: lOOKING FOR ANY INFO ON THE HAWKINS FOR MY FATHER.

Keywords: USS HAWKINS, POPEYE, KOREA , BOILER ROOM



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