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Entry: 85401
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
I KNOW BOB VAN ROSSUM

FILBERT VIALPANDO wrote on February 8, 2013


City and State: RATON NM

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords: c


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USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
OPERATION BLUE STAR MARCH 1960

CHARLES WALSH wrote on June 22, 2012


City and State: ENGLEWOOD FL

Unit: 3RDMARINES

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN

Comments: Seeking people from the USS Renville who were involved
in Operation Blue Star that were involved in that
operation


Keywords: Operation Blue Star attempted landing and casualties


Entry: 82125
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SHIPMATES

WILLIAM BOTTORF JR. wrote on February 14, 2012


City and State: LOMITA CA

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: JUST CHECKING TA SEE IF ANYONE'S STILL AROUND WHO WAS
ON THE OLE GIRL FROM 1952 TA 1957


Keywords: FRIENDS


Entry: 82093
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
CONTACT

WILLIAM BOTTORF JR. wrote on February 11, 2012


City and State: LOMITA CA

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE STILL AROUND THAT USED TO BE
ABOARD HER FROM 1952 TO 1957....I WAS IN THE
3RD.DIV.AND MY NICKNAME WAS LEACH, AND I ALSO HAD A
DOG.


Keywords: USS RENVILLE APA 227


Entry: 75559
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USS RENVILLE 1954 - 1957

CARL JOHNSTON wrote on July 24, 2010


City and State: LONGMONT CO

Unit: USS RENVILLE CIC - ELECTRONICS

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Wondering if anyone still around who was on the Renville 1953 to 1957.

I was an electronic tech.


Keywords:


Entry: 69746
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
I HAVE A GREAT PHOTO OF THE OFFICERS AND CREW ON THE U.S.S. RENVILLE 1959. EMAIL IF INTERESTED....

ERIC RINGSTROM wrote on April 3, 2009


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 67884
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USS RENVILLE 1960 TO 1963

RICHARD NEWLAND wrote on November 15, 2008


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: USS RENVILLE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Looking for shipmates who served aboard the USS Renville from 1960 to 1963 I was a 1st Div.deck hand for two years,And A 4th Div.Gunners Mate 3rd for one year.Lot's of memories

Keywords: Home port San Diego--worlds fair--west pac - Hawaii-Japan-Okanawa-Philipines-Hong Kong -Panama-Hatti-San Juan Portrico-


Entry: 67807
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
MY FATHER (BOBBY)VAN ROSSUM59-63AMPHIBIOUS TRANSPORTER

MICHAEL VAN ROSSUM wrote on November 10, 2008


City and State: LANCASTER CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: did u know bobby van rossum in 59-63?

Keywords: have pictures of my father (bobby)van rossum and friends 59-63?he operated the amphibious boats(beach and surf salvage)


Entry: 62740
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)

ROBERT BROWN wrote on October 26, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: MASANTOL, PAMPANGA

Unit: BOATS-2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:
Trying to locate some friends I ship with 1958.



Keywords: Robert or Bob.
USS Renville APA 227 1958-1959



Entry: 61239
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
WESTPAC 59-60

ADAM RETHLAKE wrote on June 7, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: Looking for anyone that served with my father MG Rethlake during westpac 59-60 Would love to hear anything about him, bad or good.

Adam


Keywords:


Entry: 59810
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR DAD'S SHIPMATES

DARYL THOMAS wrote on January 26, 2007

Email Update Needed

City and State: FAIRLAND IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for shipmates of Dewey Thomas. Dad served aboard the Renville during the Korean War from '53-
unsure when he left her. I believe she was his first assignment.I think he was assigned as a coxswain's mate, however I am unsure of what division he served in and am curious of what his duties were. He had told me at one time he had something to do with one of the 40mm AA mounts when under way, but during landing operations was coxswain in a LCVP. Any one that knew him is welcome to contact me. My son is asking questions I have no real answers to. Dad passed away in 1991 after an accident in the home.


Keywords: USS Renville APA227


Entry: 57354
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
CUBAN MISSLE CRISIS

JESSE MARCEL JR. wrote on May 27, 2006

Email Update Needed

City and State: HELENA MT

Unit: 1/189TH ATTACK HELICOPTER BAT

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: I was on the Renville during the Cuban Missle Crisis of 1962 as the ships doctor. Capt. Lowe was our C-O and Commander Hansen was the X-O. I just came home in November of 05 after spending 13 months in Iraq with an attack helicopter unit. Just wondering if any of my shipmates are around.... Jess Marcel Col USA Retired.

Keywords:


Entry: 53687
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
WESTPAC1959 TO1960

CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN wrote on October 21, 2005


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Under Construction
http://photobucket.com/albums/b66/RenvilleAPA227/


Keywords: APA-227


Entry: 53252
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
PICTURE'S ??

CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN wrote on September 21, 2005


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/NavyShips/Renville2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/NavyShips/PortSidePortHoleRenvillechartroom.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/NavyShips/APA227USSRenville.gif


Keywords: APA-227


Entry: 53246
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SHIP SPEC'S

CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN wrote on September 21, 2005


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit: N DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: APA / LPA-227 Renville
Laid down, 19 August 1944 as a Maritime Commission type (VC2-S-AP5) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MCV hull 673) at Kaiser Company Inc. Vancouver, WA. Launched, 25 October 1944 Acquired by the US Navy from the Maritime Commission under loan-charter Commissioned USS Renville (APA-227), 15 November 1944 Decommissioned, 30 June 1949, at Mare Island Naval Shipyard Vallejo, CA. Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet Recommissioned, 5 January 1952 Decommissioned, 23 April 1968 Transferred to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. Redesignated Amphibious Transport (LPA-227), 1 January 1969 Struck from the Naval Register, 1 September 1976 Final Disposition, disposed of by MARAD, 19 February 1982, fate unknown Renville received one battle star for World War II service, two for Korea, and four for Vietnam
Specifications:
Displacement 6,873 t.(lt) 14,837 t.(fl)
Length 455'
Beam 62'
Speed 19 kts.
Complement 56 Officers 480 Enlisted
Troop Accommodations 86 Officers 1,475 Enlisted
Cargo Capacity 150,000 cu. ft, 2,900 tons
Boats 2 LCM, 12 LCVP, 3 LCPU
Armament 1 5"/38 dual-purpose gun mount, 4 twin 40mm AA gun mounts, 10 single 20mm AA gun mounts
Propulsion 1 Westinghouse geared turbine, 2 Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 1 propeller, design shaft horsepower 8,500

Comments: Nielsen - 19 Dec 1958 to 15 Apr 1959 SA: 16 Apr 1959 to 15 May 1961 SN: 16 May 1961 to 16 Jan 1961 QM3: Three years and 28 days aboard Renville


Keywords: APA-227


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USS RENVILLE (APA-227)

CHRISTOPHER NIELSEN wrote on June 3, 2005


City and State: HONOLULU HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Nielsen - 19 Dec 1958 to 15 Apr 1959 SA:
16 Apr 1959 to 15 May 1961 SN:
16 May 1961 to 16 Jan 1961 QM3:
Three years and 28 days aboard Renville


Keywords: USS Renville APA 227



Entry: 49932
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR ELMER HARVEY LAWSON

PAMELA BENSON wrote on April 2, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State: DALTON GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who might have served or known Elmer Harvey Lawson who served on the Renville sometime in 44 or 45. One of his twin daughters who is my mother in law is looking for information on him and needs to know when exactly he served on the ship. Elmer passed away a couple of years ago and this would really mean alot to her. Thanks for any information you might have.
Pamela Benson


Keywords: Elmer Harvey Lawson ss# 355-14-6101 During years
1943-1945 New Father of twins



Entry: 49231
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
DID YOU KNOW RALPH TAYLOR

JOHN BRIDGEMAN wrote on February 26, 2005

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: uss san francisco,uss renville


Entry: 48730
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

DAVID WILLIAMS wrote on February 6, 2005


City and State: CONNEAUT OH

Unit: SHIPFITTER

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: One shipmate I remember a shipmate very well from Benton Arkinsas HA Steele.Some of the places the Renville went to was Japan home port Yakuska.
BU we also went to Korea Puson Inchon Korea and Wonson where we dropped off troops that we picked up from Puson. After we left Korea tHE Renville had a short trip to Hong Kong then to Subic Bay Philippine Islands. Then on trip back to Japan we stopped off at Oakinawa.Then back to Japan and Back to theU.S.A. With a stop at Hawaii.


Keywords: I don't remember the dates very well. But I went aboard the Renville in Sand Diego in 1952 and was on the ship until August 1954 where I was discharged.


Entry: 48680
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
JEROME OBRIEN WW2

CRAIG OBRIEN wrote on February 4, 2005


City and State: MPLS MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for anyone who knew my dad ww2

Keywords: looking for anyone who knew my dad jerome obrien ww2


Entry: 48231
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
'E' DIVISION 4/52 - 9/53

RICHARD ATWATER wrote on January 18, 2005


City and State: WAKEFIELD NH

Unit: USS RENVILLE APA227

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would like to make contact with shipmates from this time period on Renville...Also possible see at next re-union.

Keywords: Looking for R.O. Town, Fergie(Texas), Ski, Fishback, "Red" and Mahoney(from Peabody Ma.) I was from Beverly, Ma. Made trip to West Pac then transfered to Sub duty..Did 20 years and retired.


Entry: 46282
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
1956-57

JOE SCHERFFIUS wrote on October 13, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was a Seaman pay grade 3, (Deck Hand) served for 1 year 9 months and 27 days, on a 2 year enlistment.

Keywords: Served aboard USS Renville March 1 1956 through Dec. 27 1957 Tour of Duty in Korea, China, and Japan.


Entry: 44108
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
MY GRANDPA WAS A SAILOR ON THE RENVILLE

KIRK VANDER LINDEN wrote on June 28, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandpa was a sailor on the USS Renville. His name was Leo Gambrel. If you have any more information about the ship and it's history and any other info about battles or deployment, I would be interested in hearing about them. Thank you in advance.

Keywords:


Entry: 42762
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SERVED ON THE RENVILLE -RADIO MAN 1944-1945

ROBERT (BOB) PORTER wrote on May 2, 2004


City and State: BURIEN WA

Unit: RADIO

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Transrerred from USS Kane DD 235 to the Renville
APA 227 Commissioned Renville and left her in 1945. Most of the Pacific Island wars 1942=45

Would like to hear from anyone on the Renville durring World War Two Bob


Keywords: Bob Porter- PP USS Kane and USS Renville


Entry: 42761
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SERVED ON THE RENVILLE -RADIO MAN 1944-1945

ROBERT (BOB) PORTER wrote on May 2, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 42531
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

CHARLES D. (DON) WRIGHT wrote on April 22, 2004


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: R-DIV

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: looking for all old shipmates

Keywords:


Entry: 40972
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USS RENVILLE APA227

MERRIT RICKMAN wrote on February 17, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CANDLER NC

Unit: SHIPSERVICEMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 38729
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
INFORMATION ON MEMBERS SERVING FROM 1953 TO 1955

WILLIAM GIBSON wrote on November 26, 2003


City and State: TUSCALOOSA AL

Unit: 2ND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Renville Warriors

Keywords:


Entry: 37398
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR ZEKE

BILL BOYD wrote on October 6, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: CEDAREDGE CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Here's one of the guys you're looking for Zeke. I just sent you an email. Hope you respond... would be interesting to catch up. Bill

Keywords: USS Renville APA 227


Entry: 35977
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SHIPMATES OF DAD

KENNY HOFFPAUIR wrote on August 1, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Preston J. Hoffpauir, served on the Renville during WW II. Is there anyone out there who knew him? He was from Texas, the Beaumont area.
Kenny Hoffpauir


Keywords:


Entry: 34942
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
RENVILLE REUNIONS

CHARLES D. (DON) WRIGHT wrote on June 18, 2003


City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: R-DIV.USS RENVILLE

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am Looking for any shipmates ,that served on the Renville at any time to add them to the ships roster

Keywords: looking for Al Jackson,Jim Fitzgerald


Entry: 34628
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USS RENVILLE APA 51 TO 55

BILL STUBBS wrote on June 4, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Would like to contact some of Dad's buddys from his Navy days. We lost him to cancer March 23rd 2003. I'm very proud of my Dad and want o keep his memory alive for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He spoke highly of his friens and commrads of the USS Renville.

Keywords: Dad served on the Renville sometime between 1951 and 1955


Entry: 34247
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
CREW MEMBERS 1960-1961

J.M. FORD wrote on May 18, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am loking for anyone who served with my father-in-law, Lindon Walton Ford on the USS Renville Apa 227 during his tour of duty from Aug 1960 to April 1961.

Keywords:


Entry: 33145
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
45-46

JOE PARISH wrote on March 28, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: ODESSA TX

Unit: RADIOMAN 3/C 45-46

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the shop when she was commissioned, we were stationed in Seattle, Washington, tokk the ship in Astoria, Oregon, and were scheduled to make the invasion of Iwo Jima, the ship struck a log on the way to Long Beach California and we had to Dry Dock there to repair the Screw. We all suffered from Pollywog to Shellback on the trip to Guadalcanal to pick up the 3rd Marines to make the invasion of Okinawa. Renville made that landing at Yellow Beach 3. Put the Marines ashore in the 3rd wave. It was something. Joe Parish. 45-46

Keywords: Nickname "skin" Made invasion Okinawa Easter Sunday 1945. Was in touch with Robert D. O'Neill who lived in Minneapolis Minn. Still write his wife, he died some time back. Wondering about J.J. O'Brien of that same period, a radioman, also Tommy Ross of Texas. I have a picture of the Renville taken in 1945. Also have the book given us when we left. I was told that the ship was in mothballs, didn't know about the information form the 50's. Will correspond with anyone interested. Thanks Joe Parish


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USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
45-46

JOE PARISH wrote on March 28, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: ODESSA TX

Unit: RADIOMAN 3/C 45-46

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Nickname "skin" Made invasion Okinawa Easter Sunday 1945. Was in touch with Robert D. O'Neill who lived in Minneapolis Minn. Still write his wife, he died some time back. Wondering about J.J. O'Brien of that same period, a radioman, also Tommy Ross of Texas. I have a picture of the Renville taken in 1945. Also have the book given us when we left. I was told that the ship was in mothballs, didn't know about the information form the 50's. Will correspond with anyone interested. Thanks Joe Parish

Keywords:


Entry: 32119
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR MEMBERS OF THE RADAR GANG ON THE USS RENVILLE 1954 - 1958

CLARENCE HAMILTON wrote on February 17, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: MANY LA

Unit: RADAR GANG

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the USS Renville from 1954 to 1958. I came aboard as a seaman radarman and left as 2nd class radarman. The last few month's I was division petty officer in the radar shack.

I would like to have any information about some of the guys who serve with me there. Ray Gallager, Delucke, Mouser, Red, Hausechild, Garcia.


Keywords:
USS Renville, APA 227 1954 - 1958



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USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
JIM RASMUSSEN

VAL BUSHNELL wrote on January 22, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad served on the Renville in 1952-54. I believe he was a navigator. He never talked much about his experiences, and mom doesn't have too many tales to tell. He died in 1988. It would be great for my brothers and me if anyone out there had any stories. I have a son and daughter who are both in the Navy Junior ROTC through their high school and it would be a great thrill for them as well. My son's planning to take the ASVAB
and do his enlistment (as an E-3) in the Air Force
any day now, as he'll graduate this year. So it would mean a lot to us if anyone has any memories. Thanks!


Keywords:


Entry: 31110
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USMC TROOPS

GORDON GILLIS wrote on January 9, 2003

Email Update Needed

City and State: RACINE WI

Unit: 3RD MARINE DIVISION

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Ileft sandiego october 1954 on the uss renville
on the way to kobi japan with about 400 marines
i ended up at north camp fuji japan I liked the ship It took 21 days to reach japan. Thank you sailors who did a great job


Keywords:


Entry: 30157
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
WHAT WAS I DOING ON BOARD SHIP?

NICHOLAS BERNHARDT wrote on December 4, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: ROWLEY MA

Unit: POSTAL CLERK

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I WAS ON THE USS RENVILLE IN 1964, AND WAS SICK. I SUFFERED SEVEERE HEADACHES AND ENDED UP HAVING BRAIN SURGURY. ALL I REMEMBER ABOUT THE SHIP IS THAT I PASSED OUT WHILE ON WATCH. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT I DID ON BOARD? I DONT REMEMBER ANYTHING. THANK YOU.......... NICK BERNHARDT

Keywords:


Entry: 30003
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LT. JG E. WAYNE HAMILTON

RANDY HAMILTON wrote on November 29, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have known my dad Lt.jg E. Wayne Hamilton or anyone who knows Lt.jg Randall Keith Barron who I was named after.

Keywords: Randall Keith Barron, Randy Barron


Entry: 28931
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
BILL COPELAND '51-'55

BILL COPELAND wrote on October 18, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My dad was on the Renville from 51 - 55. His name was Bill Copeland (Jr.). He boxed on the Renville, and operated landing crafts in the Korean War.
He passed away from cancer a few years ago. I found some pictures of him and some of his pals on the ship. I would like to talk to some one who served with him and knew him. It would be great if someone could help me identify some of the people in the pictures.

Best regards,

Bill Copeland III


Keywords: LCP


Entry: 26499
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
USS RENVILLE

JERRY PETERS wrote on June 24, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I WAS A B.T. ON THE RENVILLE FROM 1957 TO 1959. I PALLED AROUD WITH TOM(WHITY)HOWSER,WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN EITHER ONE US.

Keywords:


Entry: 24996
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
1952-57 BAKER-COOK

BERNARD CROOMS wrote on April 26, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MACON GA

Unit: USS RENVILLE APA 227

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: SERVED AS BAKER/COOK. BERNARD L. CROOMS AND BROTHER WILMER ELLIS CROOMS SERVED TOGETHER. ELLIS WAS A COOK ALSO. FRIEND I HAVE HEARD BERNARD MENTION ARE THEO BUTTRUM AND "BLUE" NOT SURE OF SPELLING. MY MOTHER SAID THAT SHE HAD HEARD SOME CREW MEMBERS CALL BERNARD "BARNEY". SHE IS NOT SURE IF THEY GOT AWAY WITH THAT OFTEN OR NOT. MY MOTHER IS TRYING TO SURPRISE MY FATHER. THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO JOG HIS MEMORY WITH A TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE. IF WE COULD LOCATE OTHERS WHO COULD HELP-WOULD BE NICE.

Keywords: 1952-1955 USS RENVILLE APA 227


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USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS WHO SERVED 1952-1955

BERNARD CROOMS wrote on April 26, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State: MACON GA

Unit: USS RENVILLE APA 227

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: TRYING TO GET THIS INFORMATION AS A SURPRISE FOR MY FATHER AT MY MOTHER'S REQUEST. IF YOU KNOW ANY THING THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL PLEASE RESPOND. THIS HAS BEEN REWARDING FOR US TO HELP FIND THIS INFO. FOR MY FATHER.
THANKYOU,

VICKIE M. CROOMS


Keywords: SOME CREW MEMBERS GOT AWAY WITH CALLING HIM "BARNEY". WAS A COOK AND BAKER AT TIMES. BROTHER WILMER/ELLIS ALSO SERVED ON SHIP. FRIEND- THEO BUTTRUM, IN RADAR, AND"BLUE" ANOTHER FRIEND.


Entry: 22442
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SERVED FROM APRIL - NOV 1960

HARRY MAGAN wrote on January 20, 2002

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Served during and shortly after Yard period at Portland. Made HM1 onboard. Would like to contact any shipmates.

Keywords: Doc Magan


Entry: 20205
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
THIS IS FOR MY GRANDFATHER

NOEL EHRESMANN wrote on October 28, 2001


City and State: TX

Unit: USS RENVILLE APA 227

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am searching for anyone that remembers serving with my grandfather Noel Ehresmann E-3 on the USS Renville APA 227.

Keywords: USS Renville APA 227 1952-1955


Entry: 19503
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES WHO SERVED 52 - 55

ROBERT R. HALL wrote on September 20, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: NORTHPORT AL

Unit: BOAT DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I would like to locate M. W. McKinney. Last known residence Texas. Also, it would be great to hear from any of the shipmates who served with me.

Keywords: Nickname; Railroad Hall


Entry: 19341
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
SEAMAN , RENVILLE 52-54

JOHN BOGLE wrote on September 9, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State: HESPERIA CA

Unit: BOAT DIV

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 19263
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

RONALD J. (ZEKE) ZIECKER wrote on September 6, 2001


City and State: SPRINGVILLE NY

Unit: MACHINIST MATE (ENGINEROOM)

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I am looking for shipmates from the Renville who served from 1959-1960 (2 years). Anyone who knew Ed Sapiano, George Cota, George Riley,"Pappy" Ward, Jim Larsen, Bill Boyd,etc. Let me know on the e-mail. Thanks, Ron

Keywords: Served aboard the USS Renville, APA 227, in 1958-1960 as MM3. Nickname was Zeke


Entry: 19244
USS RENVILLE (APA-227)
I WAS ON THE RENVILLE APA-227 IN 1952 AND 53. I WAS A COOK, MY NICKNAME WAS 'TINY'

DOUG (TINY) TURNER wrote on September 6, 2001


City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: COMMISSARY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm so sorry I don't remember names. I do remember a gunners mate that beat the crap out of me one night after returning to the ship in San Diego, his name i'm quite sure was Cox. I remember hauling refugees in what they called the Passage to Freedom. I remember our trips to Hong Kong. The girls that painted our water line for our garbage. The troups we hauled from Puson to Hokkaido for R and R, what cold trips those were.

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