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USS Rodman (DMS-21)


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Entry: 78737
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
USS RODMAN, DMS 21, 1950 TO 1954

JOSEPH (NOW LINDA) BEDORE SR. wrote on April 27, 2011


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit: USS RODMAN, DMS 21

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords: Joseph E Bedore, Pipefitter 1st class. Witness to the sinking of the USS Hobson, DMS 26.
Transgender Veteran.



Entry: 69525
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
USS RODMAN 49/53

JOSEPH (NOW LINDA) BEDORE SR. wrote on March 16, 2009


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I am prowd of my service but all the time I was in the Navy I was fighting another battel of my own. I was born a transgender person. I live my life as a man and did my best to be the man my family expected me to be. Knowing all of the time that I was suposed to be female. I worked very hard to hide this from everyone.At times I felt that I should just end it all but I held on,worked hard and was a goog seaman. Finally, at the age of 73, I decided that it was now time for me to be happy and made the change.
I an now a transgender Veteran, and get help from the VA Hospital here in Phoenix with several other Vets. I an extreemly thankful for that. I will never forget my time served on the Rodman and sincerly hope that all of my old shipmates will not think badly of me. I am not ashamed of being myself and I do hope to attend the next reunion with honor. Ms Linda J Bedore


Keywords: I was on board the night of the coulision between the Wasp and the Hobson. I rember helping scrub the oil off of the Hobson duty radar man after he was picked up by our boat,and giving him my bunk on that terrible night. He told me what a merical it was that he was saved.


Entry: 68697
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
THOMAS H CLARY INFO

PENNY KUHANECK wrote on January 16, 2009


City and State: NEW SMYRNA BEACH FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad passed away on 05/19/07. He was killed in an accident. I meant to notify Norman with the Rodman news letter. But I never did. Sorry. Tom is at peace now! Penny

Keywords:


Entry: 43201
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
I SERVED ON THE USS HBSON 1946/47 CORPSMAN

ATWELL SCHOLL wrote on May 21, 2004

Email Update Needed

City and State: CANYON LAKE TX

Unit: DMS/26 USS HOBSON

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: IF I CAN HELP WITH ANY IMFORMATION REGARDING DMS\21 THRU 26 CONTACT ME.

Keywords: DMS\26 USS HOBSON DOC!


Entry: 42855
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
DO YOU KNOW MY FATHER?

CATHY THOMPSON wrote on May 6, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was telling me about his navy days and i was wondering if there is anyone there that served with him between 1944 and 1946 he was on the Rodman, Macomb, Hobson, Ellysyn and the Hambilton. I would love to here from anyone who remembers him. Cathy

Keywords: ships


Entry: 15607
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
1953-1954

BILL KENNEDY wrote on March 25, 2001

Email Update Needed

City and State:

Unit: USS ROPDMAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served aboard the Rodman 1953-1954. Was an EM3. Anybody aboard at that time give me an e-mail.

thamnks


Keywords:


Entry: 5092
USS RODMAN (DMS-21)
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

Comments:


THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.


USS RODMAN (DMS-21)


(DD-456: dp. 1,630; l. 347'10"; b. 36'; dr. 14' (mean); cpl.270;a.4 5'', 4 1.1'', 5 20mm.,5 21'' tt.,6 dcp 2 dct;cl. Gleaves)


“...tours with the 6th Fleet...”


Rodman (DD-456) was laid down 16 December 1940 by the Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N. J.; launched 26 September 1941; sponsored by Mrs. Albert K. Stebbins, Jr., grandniece of Admiral Rodman, and commissioned 27 January 1942, Comdr. W. G. Michelet in command.


Emerging from the yard as DMS-21 on 16 December, she sailed for Norfolk the following week and on 1 January 1945 got underway for the Pacific.


For the next 3 years, she operated along the U.S. east coast, ranging from Newfoundland to the Caribbean; then, in September 1949, deployed to the Mediterranean.


There for only 2 weeks, she resumed her western Atlantic operations and during the next 6 years sailed twice more to the Mediterranean, both times for 5-month tours with the 6th Fleet, 2 June to 1 October 1952 and 19 January to 17 May 1954. Reclassified DD-456 on 15 January 1955, she decommissioned 28 July 1955 and was transferred the same day to the Republic of China to serve as RCS Hsien Yang (DD-16).


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships



Footnote: USS RODMAN rescued the survivors of the USS HOBSON (DMS-26), after she collided with the carrier USS WASP (CV-18) and sank off of the Azores in April 1952. She was sliced in two by the big carrier, and lost 176 souls, including her commanding officer.


Keywords: MINESWEEPER, GLEAVES CLASS, 6TH FLEET, MEDITERRANEAN,USS HOBSON (DMS-26), USS WASP (CV-18),



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