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USS Tortuga (LSD-26)


Photo by Hal Barker. Copyright 1989.




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Entry: 80281
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
ANY TORTUGA 26 SHIPMATES

KIRK STRICKFADEN wrote on September 6, 2011


City and State: LYNCH STATION VA

Unit: TT 26 ASSOC. WEBMASTER

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone that may have personal phots
while on board the TT26, years and dates don't
matter, I was recently asked to take over as the
webmaster for the Assoc. as my father was a crew
member. I am in need of any photos that used to be
on the website before July 2011. in the transfer of
files from my laptop to the site after remodeling the
site the images seemed to have vanished. anything
will help. Thank you in advance and most of all,
thank you for your service and welcome home.


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Entry: 69511
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)

LOUIS COLEMAN wrote on March 16, 2009


City and State: ATLANTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments:

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Entry: 66911
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
UPDATING E-MAIL AND CURENT ADDRESS

WAYMAN STANLEY wrote on August 17, 2008


City and State: RIDGEWAY SC

Unit: QM 2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN

Comments: Served on Tortuga 1954-1957

Keywords: USS Tortuga LSD 26


Entry: 43336
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
LSD-26 TORTUGA

RAY FARLEY wrote on May 29, 2004


City and State: WISCONSIN RAPIDS WI

Unit: EMP3-ELECTRICAL DIV.

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Eighteen months pleasure cruse 1950-1951. Saw photograph on T.V. of the Tortuga as part of a man made sunken reef for marine life off of Florida last year, 2003.

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Entry: 41178
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
UPDATE ON USS TORTUGA LSD 26

DAVE GONZALES wrote on February 22, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: President Duane Panter E mail pantboats@gtme
Vice President Jack Shimizu E mail jacia@ite.net
Secretary Marvin Miller E mail mejammcj@netins.net
Treasurer,Newsletter Ed.,Membership Chairman,Keeper of the Roster,Historian,Jack Hammond E mali smokearrow@aol.com.
Newsletter Co-Ed,Kepper of the TT,Photo Album,
Georgia Hammond E mail Geomham@aol.com
Chaplain,Long Beach Reunion 2004,Coordinator,
Larry Fay lalofay@dslextreme.com
Ship Store Keeper Thomas Hamlin E mail xsmall2@comcast.net
TT Assoc.Web-page Ed. Chuck's Home Port.Chuck Westbrock. E mail ttwmaster@aol.com
Trustee 2004 Bill Brashears E mail bus9761@aol.com
Trustee 2005 Carl Palmer Lsd 46 E mail dockmaster
7@hotmail.com
Trustee2006 Jesus Valasquez No e mail
Web Master LSD 46 Ens.Ernest Jessop E mail
jessope@tortuga.navy.mil or ejessop@cox.net
TT Assoc.Founded in 1990 By Tom Evens BM3
E mail plowboy@net-link.net
Thank You


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Entry: 34353
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
WHO WAS THE COMMANDER OF THE TORTUGA

CARLA LAMONTE wrote on May 23, 2003


City and State: PINE GROVE CA

Unit: CHECKING FOR MY BOYFRIEND WHO GOT A COMDRS CAP FRO

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: my boyfriend worked with the comdr of the ship in Pebble beach ca, the cmdr gave him a cap. He has many pictures of the Uss Tortuga and is building a library to it's memory. Can you give me his name again? I don't want to embarass myself by asking my boyfriend again, but I think he would like to give the comdr a gift as a thank you.

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Entry: 34064
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
SON OF EXEC

HENRY TELLER wrote on May 8, 2003


City and State: PALESTINE TX

Unit: FATHER WAS EXEC. DURING KOREA/INCHON

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My father was exec. during Korean conflict, LCDR Henry de Peyster Teller, USNR, the CO was CDR Edmund Busk, (later captain) Have numerous photos of amphib ops in Korea, including the Inchon Invasion.

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Entry: 33034
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
OPERATION PASSAGE TO FREEDOM

WAYMAN STANLEY wrote on March 24, 2003


City and State: MT. PLEASANT SC

Unit: OPERATIONS DIV. QM / SM 2

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Photos of Passage to Freedom. Indo China 1954

Transportation of French Foreign Legion; Vietnameese refugees from Honoi to the south.

For inclusion in Family Military History.


Keywords: Tortuga


Entry: 32824
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
USS TORTUGA 26 1945/1946

ALAN (AL) INNES wrote on March 16, 2003


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Member of the commision crew in 1945, in the starboard engine room on USS Tortuga (LSD) 26. Interested in info on reunion etc of crew members.

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Entry: 25857
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
FATHER.S PICTURES MANY 51-53 KOREA OF LSD-26 AND SHIPMATES .

GERARD (JERRY) PLUMB JR. wrote on May 28, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: maybe you would like to use some of these pictures
for your site. it would have made him happy! you
should here the stories he used to tell me.


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Entry: 25258
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26) DUTY TOUR

WILLIAM BLANTON wrote on May 5, 2002


City and State: MERCED CA

Unit: U.S. NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would be nice to hear from anyone else serving on board at that time.

Keywords: Served on the USS Tortuga (LSD-26) from May 1953 to November 1956.


Entry: 24256
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
USS TORTUGA LSD-26

EDDIE MONTES wrote on March 26, 2002


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit: USS TOTUGA LSD-26

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: We were an Amphibious Ship, who carried the Marines and their equipment, at different Korean Beaches, Army too. We were in the POW exchange at the end of the war. We went to Korea 3 times.

Keywords: @nd invasion of Inchon February 1951. Remained overseas for a year, in the Far East Area, aboard the USS Tortuga LSD-26.


Entry: 22275
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
WONDERFUL JOB ON THE WEB PAGE

JOHN FINLEY wrote on January 13, 2002


City and State: SALEM OR

Unit: A DIVISION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the Tortuga from Nov. 1950 to Jan. l952 during the Korean war. Sure do appreciate the work the fellows have been doing on Assc. web and etc. The officers on down. Sure hated to miss the Seattle reunion but things happen! Maybe I'll make the next one?? Calm seas and smooth sailing to you all. John

Keywords: Boat engineer on LCVP, and Captains gig Duty stations boiler room. EN/FN


Entry: 21883
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
LCU DIV-31

DON BROWN wrote on December 30, 2001


City and State: OLIVE BRANCH MS

Unit: LCU-1451/LCU DIV-31 FLAG

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Questions about evacuation of North Vietnam (Indo China)1954 from Haiphong to Saigon

Keywords: USS TORTUGA LSD-26 WAS MOTHER SHIP TO OUR DIVISION ALONG WITH THE USS WHETSTONE LSD-27 1953/1955


Entry: 20535
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
KOREA

TONY BRILLO wrote on November 11, 2001


City and State: GREENFIELD IN

Unit: U.S. NAVY

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the commissioning crew in 1945 on the
Tortuga. #l Boat Crew (engineer) A kid named
Dyer was the Coxswain. I left the ship in 1946 in Korea. The USS Tortuga was stationed in N. China and all up and down the China coast before we went to Korea.



Tony R Brillo


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Entry: 13620
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE SERVED ON USS TORTUA

WALTER E. (GENE) SWANSON wrote on December 14, 2000


City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: R DIVISION USS TORTUGA LSD-26

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Landed Small craft and troops February 8,1951, Inchon Harbor .

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Entry: 8655
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
TORTUGA INFORMATION AMPHIBIOUS FORCE

EARL J. STRAND wrote on May 13, 2000


City and State: SUPERIOR MT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I served on the Tortuga from the last part of 1949
and 1950. Would like to hear from people that served on it at that time. Thank You, Earl J Strand


Keywords: USS Tortuga LSD 26


Entry: 7828
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
AUG. 1950 TO APR. 1954.

EDDIE MONTES wrote on April 5, 2000


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit: USS TORTUGA LSD-26

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: USS TORTUGA LSD-26

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Entry: 4758
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
CREW MEMBER, ET3

WILLARD (BILL) CARTER wrote on November 11, 1999


City and State: PHELAN CA

Unit: USS TORTUGA, LSD26

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm very pleased to find this site.

I caught up with The Turtle in Inchon Harbor, Dec. of '51. A couple weeks after the second landing at Inchon.
Chased her from Washington DC. Served aboard untill late March '53.

I have some pictures from that time. Bow on shot of her in drydock at Hunter Point, during her overhaul. Some of the stuff we carried in the well deck from 'Frisco to San Diego. Etc.

W.R. Carter, ET3
US Navy, 1946-1953



Keywords: "The Turtle" , Inchon Harbor


Entry: 3830
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
KUDOS

CHUCK WESTBROOK wrote on October 31, 1999


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: USS TORTUGA LSD-26

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: I would like to commend all the volunteers who have contributed thier time and expertise to make this great web site possible.
Just checking in to see if the USS Tortuga LSD-26 and the USS Gonston Hall LSD-5 had been added to your list of Amphibious ships that played a vital role in the Korean conflict.
Keep up the good work, and a 'Well Done" to all!

Chuck Westbrook


Keywords: This is an updated URL for the USS Tortuga LSD-26

http://members.tripod.com/turn2/



Entry: 3815
USS TORTUGA (LSD-26)
CREW MEMBER

VICTOR CASSANO wrote on October 31, 1999


City and State:

Unit: U.S.S TORTUGA

Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: I helped take the USS Tortuga, LSD 26, out of
mothballs in mid 1950 in San Diego. I am not
surprised that there are no record of it. We were
all sort of non enities at that time. I have a
sort of history of the ship 1950-1951 that the exec made up for us. In it it gives all the
details of the time I spent on it.


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