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USS Tingey (DD-539)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 86806
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
TO LET ALL MY BUDDIES ON THE TENGEY ..HI..

RICHARD TOMLINSON JR. wrote on July 24, 2013


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: ,I was on the tengey all the Korean war I came abord by hiline off theYarnell in
the Chine sea my com officer was MrGreen'your right we saw lots of actction. I
Injoyed our reunion,hete in san antonio years ago''godluck to all you guys


Keywords: My watch was in the DBM room and my GQ was mt40 fire control room


Entry: 86803
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
TO LET ALL MY BUDDIES ON THE TENGEY ..HI..

RICHARD TOMLINSON JR. wrote on July 23, 2013


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: ,I was on the tengey all the Korean war I came abord by hiline off
theYarnell in the Chine sea my com officer was MrGreen'your right we
saw lots of actction. I
Injoyed our reunion,hete in san antonio years ago''godluck to all you
guys


Keywords: My watch was in the DBM room and my GQ was mt40 fire control room


Entry: 86374
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SK3 JACK GERMAIN

DAVID GERMAIN wrote on May 30, 2013


City and State: SIERRA VISTA AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: My father, Jack Germain, was a Store Keeper assigned to both
the Tingey and the Quincy between 1950 and 1953. He passed away
on 23 May 2013. If anyone remembers him, I would be
appreciative of any stories or contacts. Thank you.



Keywords: Store Keeper, Tingey, Quincy, Guam


Entry: 86252
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
NAVAL RESERVE IN 1959

MARY ELLEN RHODES wrote on May 20, 2013


City and State: NEWARK OH

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My brother Robert Charles McDonald served on the USS Tingey
during 1959 as a Naval Reservist. He was a photographer when
active, not sure about Reserve. I know when active he was in
Quam, not sure where else. I was only 7 when he joined the
Navy. Just wondering if anyone might remember him. He died
serval years ago and I am trying to put together Military/Civil
Service family history to pass on to my children, grandchildren.


Keywords:


Entry: 81628
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
TINGEY /1951

JOHN WOOLARD wrote on January 5, 2012


City and State: PLANO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I WENT ABOARD THE TINGEY IN MARCH 1951. WE WENT TO
KOREA VIA PEARL HARBOR AND JAPAN. WE DID ESCORT DUTY
FOR CARRIERS. SHORE BOMBARBMENT ON BOTH COASTS.
SAILED THE COAST ON BLOCADE DUTY. SPENT A MONTH ON
FORMOSA PATROL. WENT INTO HONG KONG HARBOR FOR A
SHORT RAND R. OVERALL WE DID ABOUT EVERYTHING A DD
COULD DO. WE DID RESCUE OF DOWNED PILOTS WHO MADE IT
TO THE WATER. I WAS ON THE DECK FORCE AND ALSO
BECAME A RADARMAN IN THE PERIOD SOMETIME AROUND
AUGUST OF 1951. I TRANSFERRED TO THE USS LEWIS IN
JANUARY OF 1952.


Keywords:


Entry: 76581
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
HAVE POEM WRITEN BY TINGEY SAILOR 43-44

JOHN DENSON wrote on October 31, 2010


City and State: VIDOR TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: OTHER

Comments: T'was a sad day for sure in, (44?)
When the tin can Tingey sailed for foriegn shore;
As we pulled underneath the bridge and left Frisco bay,
I could see us sinking Jap ship as if it were play.

Now we pulled into Pearl one bright sunny day,
And for two goddamn months around those islands we did play;
We fired more rounds than all the ships combined,
But as for the score we made we might as well been blind.

Our first mission was a rough one, to the Johnson Island we went,
To pick up the Washington who was then badly bent;
As we pulled alongside over the loudspeaker they did say,
"Now all hands topside shift into the uniform of the day".

We left Pearl Harbor once again and for Majuro we were bound,
Of course Miner didn't say so but the scuttlebutt got around;
Now when you come in most ships, it means more rest and recreation,
But on this goddamn Tingey it means more work and dissipation.

Whenever we got ready for recreation, in the boat there wasn't room,
Cause everybody made liberty just to shoot craps with Johnnie Grooms;
Now everybody says he's got plenty, but me I never say,
But judging from the way he talks, I'd say it was the other way.

From there, we went across the equator, to New Guinea I am told,
It seemed to me with all those Japs, we were rather bold;
At Truk our planes did 4.0, they all hit their goals;
The San Franscisco hit here to when she shot us full of holes.

On the way back we hit Ponape, where we met part of the Jap fleet,
The way those sandpand eluded us, proved for them a mighty fleet;
Now the ship was on the shit list and the Captain must have had flat feet,
For all he done on that trip out was pack mail for the fleet.

Now we've hit Marcus and Wake Islands and we were at Saipan too,
And according to the rotation plan we still have a year to do;
There's one thing that has me in doubt as yet, something that I must tell,
"That is will we ever fire on the enemy before they blow us all to HELL".


THE END


Keywords: My dad was A O Denson or Red or old Joe on the USS tingey DD 539


Entry: 74371
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY COLLISION AT SEA

JOHN WIDTFELDT wrote on April 16, 2010


City and State: AUBURN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, John Widtfeldt, describes witnessing the filming of
shipboard scenes for the Don Knotts movie "The Incredible Mr Limpit"
on the Tingey around 1962-63.

Dad was serving on the Tingey when it was broadsided at sea on Aug
1, 1963, by the USS Vammen off of San Diego. It was not deemed
economical to repair and was assigned to be sunk during a fleet target
exercise. An ocean-going tug towed it into position and obtained
permission to practice fire its 50 mm cannon before the fleet arrived.
Unexpectedly, the tug sank the Tingey and earned the distinction of
being the only tug to sink a warship and have the silhouette of a
destroyer painted on it.


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Entry: 71095
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY WW2

STEVE BERRY wrote on July 31, 2009


City and State: HUNTLEY IL

Unit: TOPEDOMAN 3C USS TINGEY

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for a roster and any battle history for my father Torpedoman 3c Robert T. Liberty USS Tingey 1943 to 1947.
Need conacts before his birthday 8/6/2009.
Please e-mail pics, history ,names and contacts before then.


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Entry: 66907
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
1943-46 CREW OF USS TINGEY

WALLY CAVINESS wrote on August 17, 2008


City and State: BELLINGHAM WA

Unit: 1/37TH ARMORED BATTALION, 4TH ARM. DIV.

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN

Comments: shipmates of the USS TINGEY 19430-46

MY BROTHER BOB WILL BE 83 YEARS OLD ON 9 SEPT. 2008

I WOULD LIKE TO SURPRISE HIM WITH BIRTHDAY CARDS, TELEPHONE CALLS OR EMAILS FROM HIS SHIPMATES WHO HE SERVED WITH ON THE USS TINGEY FROM 1943 TO 1946.

YOU CAN TELEPHONE HIM AT:

303-366-0379

OR WRITE HIM AT:

BOB CAVINESS
24459 E. BAYAUD
AURORA, CO. 80018

OR YOU CAN EMAIL HIM AT EITHER HIS SON CRAIG OR HIS DAUGHTER MARLA:

CRAIG-ccaviness5@msn.com
303-426-9265

MARLA-mkcaviness@hotmail.com
303-266-7495

I would appreciate any comments on this email.

Wally Cavines
360-733-6233
emuwally@yahoo.com


Keywords: SHIPMATES OF MY BROTHER ROBERT ( BOB ) FRANKLIN CAVINESS, GUNNER'S MATE E-5


Entry: 64525
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY

J. MARINO GRANDA wrote on February 28, 2008


City and State: ADDIEVILLE IL

Unit: USS TINGEY KOREAN WAR

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I SEE ONE OF YOUR ENTRIES IS A MAN CALLED H.W.SMITH WHO SERVED SAME TIME AS I. HE DIDNT LIST HIS E-MAIL ADD, BUT WOULD LIKE FOR HIM TO CONTACT ME IF POSSIBLE. I KNOW HE SERVED IN THE FIRE ROOM ,BELIEVE HE WAS FROM STATE OF WASHINGTON. H W IF YOU RECIEVE THIS E-MAIL ME AT flogranda@netzero.net WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

Keywords: SERVED ABOARD USS TINGET 1950 MOTHBALLS THRU 1954, WAS WATER KING LAST 2 TRIPS TO KOREA.


Entry: 64100
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
RADIOMAN

EUGENE (GENE) BOSTOCK wrote on January 31, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: As a Radioman Second Class (USNR) recalled to active duty, I was assigned to the USS Tingey (DD-539)and sent to Long Beach, Cal. to help get it our of the mothball fleet and ready for sea duty. The skipper at that time was Commander Wade C. Wells. I have two colored pictures of the ship. I served until sometime in 1951 when I went home on emergency leave. I don't remember any names but if someone recognizes the time, I would like to hear. Thanks, Gene.

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Entry: 62503
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMBER OR SAILOR SERVING ON THE USS TINGEY AROUND AUGUST 1943

TRISH IGLESIAS wrote on October 4, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Is there any family member or service personnel that may have served on the USS Tingey DB539 around August 1943? My brother served on it around August 1943. His records are not that clear. I'm making a scrapbook for him for Christmas and would appreciate any info I could collect. He was a radio man.

Keywords: USS TingeyDB 539 in August 1943


Entry: 61299
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY 539

LESLIE PAINE wrote on June 13, 2007


City and State: MT HOLLY SPRINGS PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Father,Lester Leroy Vaughn, was on the Tingey. I am not sure what he did or what years he served on it (I think in the mid to late 50's). If there is anyone out there that remembers him or has pictures of him, I would love to hear from you!!!

Keywords:


Entry: 60562
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY DD 539

GERALD ( JERRY) PLUMRIDGE wrote on April 5, 2007


City and State: SEMINOLE FL

Unit: TINGEY DD 539

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: ABOARD THE TINGEY 1955-56 AFT ENGINE ROOM ANS WATER KING IN FORWARD ENGINE ROOM.

Keywords: PATROLED KOREAN STRAITS


Entry: 58210
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SERVED 1954-1957

GERALD SUMNERS wrote on July 24, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 56975
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY

DAVID GAMBILL wrote on May 4, 2006


City and State: NEWPORT COAST CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father Del Gambill was a Lt on the Tingey during the Korean War and served as a forward artillery observer. I am looking for anyone who might have know my father or who might have a picture of him with his shipmates. After he was out of the Navy he suffered with some P.T.S.D. and never really elaborated much on his military career. He passed away recently and I am trying to piece together some family history for posterity. Any information would be welocmed. Thanks in advance

Keywords: USS Tingey, Delbert Gambill


Entry: 54698
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SIGNALMAN MCWHIRTER

BRIAN MCWHIRTER wrote on December 17, 2005


City and State: CONROE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: I was a Quartermaster Signalman on the Tingey from 1956 to 1959. Great Ship! Great Captains and Shipmates. Where are you guys?
Brian McWhirter


Keywords: USS Tingey DD-539


Entry: 53830
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
LOOKING FOR PICTURES OF THE TANGY AND MORE

YVONNE TOLSON wrote on October 29, 2005


City and State: LEXINGTON KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords: my dad was on the Tingey dd539 and I am looking for some pictures or news about the Tangy. Maybe even some
people who served with him



Entry: 48513
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
51-53

WILLIAM O'MORRISSEY wrote on January 30, 2005


City and State: LOGANVILLE GA

Unit: USS TINGEY DD 539 (1951-1955)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 47552
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
JOHN W DIGH

JOHN DIGH wrote on December 16, 2004


City and State: LINCOLNTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served aboard the USS Tingey from 1954 to 1957 as the ship's cook (CS3).

Keywords:


Entry: 47266
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SMALL ARMS

GRADY CHRISTIAN wrote on December 3, 2004


City and State: PANAMA CITY FL

Unit: GUNNER

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Wade C used alot of small arms keeping in practice.
I scared Meechy one time when I straped a 45 on him He told Hedlund I was going to get him killed.
I shot several Mines and O'Morrissey did also.
Any one going after mail had to have a gun strapped to them also.
I Was on the Tingey 1950-1954 and if I have to go back I want all of you with Me. I SERVED WITH BRAVE MEN I THANK GOD FOR WHAT EACH OF YOU MEAN TO ME AND MY FAMILY THEY THINK YOU ARE OUR FAMILY. Grady Christian ALABAMA BOY


Keywords: I took care of the Small Arms and Field packs.
All Boarding Party Gear.



Entry: 41477
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SHIPMATES KOREA 1951-1955

WILLIAM O'MORRISSEY wrote on March 3, 2004


City and State:

Unit: USS TINGEY DD539

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Reunion 2004 San Diego, CA Nov 11-14 callme

Keywords: Sonarman


Entry: 41050
USS TINGEY (DD-539)

H.W. SMITH wrote on February 19, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: the bow of the tingey was removed and put on the uss Brinkley Bass after a collisoon with the waddell in 2/66 in the gulf of tonken. It was then sunk of
san Diego during target practice May 1966. Stubborn to the end, it had to be scuddled.


Keywords:


Entry: 41049
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY DD539

H.W. SMITH wrote on February 19, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I SERVED IN THE FORWARD FIREROOM OF THE TINGEY FROM 1951 THROUGH 1954. I HAVE A COPY OF THE 1951 KOREAN CRUISE BOOK WITH THE NAMES OF ALL ABOARD AT THAT TIME.

Keywords:


Entry: 36939
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
DS 52 USS TINGEY DD 539

WILLIAM T. HINKLE wrote on September 15, 2003


City and State: KANSAS KS

Unit: USS CHILTON APA38

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: his name is Bob Campbell

Keywords: USS Chilton APA 38==Looking for a veteran friend in WW2. To see what happened to his DD539


Entry: 36469
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SEARCHING FOR NIEMCZYK

FONDA THOMAS wrote on August 24, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: My friend, Jim Ruth, has asked that I help him locate fellow shipmates of the USS Tingey, especially a fellow of the last name of Niemczyk who he believes to have been from Minnesota. Jim served aboard the USS Tingey in 1956-57 and he is interested in obtaining a "shipbook" or "cruise book". Can anyone tell me how to go about that? I appreciate any information anyone can offer.
Sincerely,
Fonda Thomas


Keywords: James (Jimmie) Lee Ruth served aboard the USS Tingey DD539 1956-57


Entry: 35283
USS TINGEY (DD-539)

DONALD BLICKLE wrote on July 5, 2003


City and State: WOODLAND CA

Unit: 1951

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was the ship sunk as a target in the atom bomb tests?

Keywords:


Entry: 35282
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TINGEY?

DONALD BLICKLE wrote on July 5, 2003


City and State: WOODLAND CA

Unit: 1951

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 35276
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
RADAR ROOM

DARLA BACA wrote on July 5, 2003


City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: RADAR ?

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: Looking for any information concerning my dad (Edward Conn, Jr) while he was on the Tingey working in the radar room during the Korean War. I came across some of his old photos and documents. He passed away in August of 1993 and I was interested in learning of his Navy experience in Korea to pass on to his grandchildren.

Thanks,
Darla


Keywords: Edward Conn Radar


Entry: 34248
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
MY TOUR OF DUTY

ROBERT DELONG wrote on May 18, 2003


City and State:

Unit: RADIO

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the USS Tingey DD 539 in 1954 and 1955

Keywords: Radioman 3rd class


Entry: 28177
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
USS TINGEY DD539

JERRY (LOUIS) SEELIE wrote on September 10, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: My dad served on the USS Tingey from about 51 to 54. He is looking for a list of the crew that served on the ship at the same time. If anyone has any information on this matter I would really appreciate it if you could send me an e-mail with this information. Thank you.

Keywords: USS Tingey


Entry: 27407
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
RECENTLY FOUND DAD'S SHIP INFORMATION

CHRIS BILLIOT wrote on August 5, 2002


City and State: NEW ORLEANS LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Dad, Charles J. Billiot, Sr. Served on Tingey during Korea, at least during 1955. During his tour, the ship shelled a friendly island, and at some point Charlie's fingers on his right hand were severed. He was transfered to a hospital ship where the four fingers were successfully re-attached. That's all I know about right now. I'm trying to put together some information for him for Christmas. Any friends or birthmates names could help.

Keywords: "Billy", or "Charlie". Tahiland Port in 1955.


Entry: 27131
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
INFO RE RICHARD HOGSETT

MATTHEW HOGSETT wrote on July 25, 2002


City and State: DENVER CO

Unit: NOT APPLICABLE

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 26348
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
TINGEY SAILOR

DAN HIERS wrote on June 18, 2002


City and State: RICHMOND HILL GA

Unit: USS TINGEY 539

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the USS Tingey 539, sailing out Calif.

Keywords: Dan L. Hiers from Boston, Georgia...........


Entry: 21632
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
INFO. ON MY DAD

MARGIE LEWIS wrote on December 19, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I would like any info. on the crew, shipmates and whatever as a Christmas present for my dad. His name is A.E. Benson Jr. and was on this ship around 1952, 53...I know this because my mom saw him off in No. Calif. while she was preg. with my big sister who was born 10/53. Thank you in advance.

Keywords: Tingey DD 539 (my dad on this ship for 3 yrs.


Entry: 17695
USS TINGEY (DD-539)

JOHN (JACK) BROWN wrote on July 2, 2001


City and State: JOHNSTOWN PA

Unit: USS TINGEY DD

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


Entry: 17691
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
LOOKING FOR HERBIE SHADBOLT

JOHN ( JACK) BROWN wrote on July 2, 2001


City and State: JOHNSTOWN PA

Unit: USS TINGEY DD

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served aboard USS TINGEY between 1952 to 1955.
Assigned to aft engineroom


Keywords:


Entry: 11055
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
SERVED ABOARD THE TINGEY 1951-1954. I. C. ELECTRICIAN

JACK CLAY wrote on August 16, 2000


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served with Bill Bolton from 1951 until we were both discharged in 1954. Bill passed away Mar.1997 after a series of maladies including diabetes, heart trouble(had a by-pass). Bill was a pastor for several years.

Keywords: Friend of Bill Bolton


Entry: 7592
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
LOOKING FOR MIKE POWERS

JULIUS MARINO GRANDA wrote on March 20, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: If you know of MICHAEL POWERS who served aboard the USS TINGEY DD539 during the years of 1952 thru 1955, please contact Julius Marino Granda, 7500 Stone Church Rd Addieville Illinois 618-243-6630, or e-mail me at dandjg@midwest.net
Have been trying to contact him for 5 or 6 years now. We want to see him come to our reunion

Thanks


Keywords: Looking for MICHAEL POWERS who served aboard the USS TINGEY DD539 from 1952 till 1955 in the enginnering Div.


Entry: 6276
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
LOST SHIPMATE

ROBERT MARTELL wrote on January 17, 2000


City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit: USS BADOENG STRAITS CVE 116

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: USS BADOENG STRAITS CVE 116

Keywords:


Entry: 6241
USS TINGEY (DD-539)
EDGAR LEE BOLTON 1952-55

LENORA MILLIGAN wrote on January 16, 2000


City and State: MIDWAY UT

Unit: DD 539

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father, Edgar Lee Bolton, died from service related aspestosis lung cancer on Jan. 1989; he was 54. He was exposed to the aspestos while serving on board the Tingey as the boiler maker. He lived the majority of his life in Colorado and enjoyed the outdoors. He was self employed as a mechanic. He is survived by his father, wife, four children and six grandchilren.

Keywords: U.S.S. Tingey DD 539
Boiler King




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