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Entry: 84069
Subject: ANY MEMBERS ABORD THE USS ABBOT DD629

Louis Adabahr wrote on September 2, 2012


City and State: ROCHESTER NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: AM INTERESTED IN CONTACTING THOSE THAT WERE ON THE
ABBOT BASED OUT OF NEWPORT RI WE BROUGHT THE SHIP
AROUND FROM THE WEST COAST TO BE AT THAT SITE MEMEORIE
SSTILL LINGER FROM THE FORWARD ENGINE ROOM TAKE CARE
LOUIE, MM3/C AT DISCHARGE

Keywords: LOUIE



Entry: 75991
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1954WORLD CRUSEBOOK. LOST MINE

Bertram Farrell JR. wrote on August 31, 2010

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City and State: WARNERS NY

Unit: U SNAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I lost the uss abbot 1954 world cruse book.i will pay
what ever cost it takes to get a copy of the book

Keywords: USS abbot 629



Entry: 60921
Subject: U.S.S. BLACK

Reid Tucker wrote on May 8, 2007


City and State: KELLER TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone know or remember serving with Jules Tucker on the U.S.S. Black?

Keywords: U.S.S Black, 1st class electrician mate,



Entry: 55207
Subject: FOUND ONE

Ralph Gray wrote on January 16, 2006

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City and State: N. MASSAPEQUA NY

Unit: USS MANATEA AO26

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Found a George Clark Yeomen aboard theabbot around 53/54 Is alive and lives in Penn. Phone# 1 724 929 8458 Acall from a shipmate would make his day

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Entry: 54741
Subject: REFIT CHANGES

Norman Morgan JR. wrote on December 19, 2005


City and State: BRIELLE NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Im looking for information on the abbots refit and changes after ww2 pictures would be great.My father inlaw served on the abbot in the 50's i am building a model of the ship as a suprise birthday gift the ship is 3ft long and i want it to be right.Since it is a surprise i cant ask him.I know the foward torps were taking off but did they put 40mm or 3"50 back and was the ships patch or emblem painted or hung anywhere.My father in laws name is RICHARD DOOCHACK thanks any help will be graetly appriciated.

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Entry: 54581
Subject: BYRON D.J.

Ralph Gray wrote on December 11, 2005

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City and State: N. MASSAPEQUA NY

Unit: AO 26

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HELLO DWYANE MY NAME IS RALPH WE WENT THROUGH BOOT CAMP TO GETHER .I HOPE? IHAVE A PITCHURE IF I AM RIGHT. COMPANY 341 CAMP MOFFIT GREAT LAKES.I FOUND YOUR ADDRESS FROM THE ABBOT.MY BROTHER INLAW SERVEDON BOARD. PASS AWAY NICK. PALAZZOO

Keywords: ABBOT AND BOOT CAMP



Entry: 53660
Subject: FORMER SONARMAN USS ABBOT/DESDIV 242

Don Schwartz (Skylar) wrote on October 18, 2005

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City and State: TYLER TX

Unit: DESDIV 242

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Was pitcher on fastpitch ships softball team, Sonar-man, World cruise, mediterranean, carribean cruises, lastly, ships photographer. You can reach me at skyty@bfeweb.net. Served from 1952-55.

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Entry: 53360
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER WAS A PROUD SAILOR

Stephanie Biron wrote on September 30, 2005

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City and State: MANCHESTER NH

Unit: ABBOT 629 (1943-1946)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for infomation about my grandfather Emile A. Pelletier. He served about 1943-45, I believe he was on the uss abott 629, It would be great to hear from anyone who can remember him. He also served with his cousin Roland Pelletier. He passed away December 7 1969 Inever got the pleasure of knowing him but, when i found out he was in the navy I started to search in more depth and want to Know as much as I can. I would really love to hear from any of his shipmates. Thank you and God Bless Everyone.
Stephanie (Pelletier) Biron

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Entry: 53011
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

John Williams wrote on September 5, 2005


City and State: YORK PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I SERVED ONBOARD USS ABBOT 1958-1962.I WAS A GUNNERSMATE.MOUNT CAPTAIN OF 3INCH 50 AFT GUN MOUNT.MOST OF MY BUDDIES WERE SNIPES.MY BEST FRIEND WAS STAN KNIGHT FROM LONG ISLAND N.Y.
ANY OF YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE RAN AGROUND IN MAYPORT,FLA.
HOW ABOUT THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVALS.

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Entry: 52592
Subject: NEW STUFF AT ABBOT WEB SITE

Walter Baranger JR. wrote on August 13, 2005


City and State: FAIRFIELD CT

Unit: USS ABBOT

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If you haven't visited the USS Abbot web site, please do.

It's at www.abbot.us

We're currently adding WWII and 1950s muster rolls. If you are looking for someone, their name might pop up there. We also added the 1958 cruise book.

cheers,

walt

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Entry: 52445
Subject: MY DAD WAS PROUD TO BE IN THE NAVY

Barbara Farmer wrote on August 4, 2005


City and State: MARIETTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I want ya'll to know that my dad was proud to serve in the Navy, he is since then gone home to be with the Lord. Pass away in December 26, 1994 and had the honors of being buried at Arlington Cemetary. I do have a picture of the destroyer he was on, if anyone would like to have a copy I can try to get one to you. From his daughter, proud to be a Navy daughter.

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Entry: 50929
Subject: EDWARD ADAMS

Debra Adams wrote on May 17, 2005

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City and State: BAY MINETTE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I AM SEEKING ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH EDWARD A ADAMS ON THE USS BULLARD IN POSSIBLY 1940-45. PLEASE EMAIL ME, HE IS A BROTHER WHO I NEVER KNEW HE DIED IN WINDHAM MAINE IN 1989

Keywords: EDWARD A ADAMS



Entry: 50489
Subject: USS ABBOT GROUP CRUISE

Don Cook wrote on April 28, 2005

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City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Call us today and join the gang on this great trip to the eastern caribbean. Wife's, girlfrinds, traveling companions and families are welcome to join in the fun.

Keywords: Come Join the USS ABBOT Travel Group as they travel in style about the NEW COSTA CRUISE SHIP "MAGICA" from Ft. Lauderdale January 22 - 29, 2006 to San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thamas and St. Johns, U.S.V.I. Catalina Island and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Nassau, Bahamas. Best Inside Cabin = $761.88 Best Window Cabin = $911.88 Best Balcony Cabin = $961.88 All prices are per person out-the-door pricing including; all taxes, fees, meals, entertainment and sleeping accommodations.



Entry: 49024
Subject: ABBOT REUNION

Bill Beavers wrote on February 18, 2005


City and State: CAROL STREAM IL

Unit: U.S.S. ABBOT DD629

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: U.S.S. Abbot will be having a reunion as part of DesRon 48 at Indianapolis,Ind. on Aug.23-28,2005.
Contact Bill Beavers for information. ALL FORMER CREWMEN are welcome.

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Entry: 48998
Subject: DID YOU KNOW HIM?

Treasure Lindahl wrote on February 17, 2005

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City and State: AUBURN ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I've been trying to locate my grandfather and any information concerning him. All I know is that he serve on the USS Abbott and his name was William Edward White. If you any information please contact me. Thanks

Keywords: William Edward White



Entry: 48157
Subject: THIS WAS MY FATHER'S SHIP

Bruce Winkworth wrote on January 14, 2005

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City and State: RALEIGH NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father, Ralph Winkworth of Syracuse, N.Y., was an Ensign and later a Lieutenant JG aboard the Abbot during World War II. He joined the crew in Pearl Harbor in 1943 and remained with the ship until after the battle of Leyte Gulf. At least, that's my best recollections of his retelling of his experience during the war.

I don't know if anyone who remembers him from the Abbot is cruising these boards, but if you are, this is for you. After leaving active service, my father stayed in the Naval Reserve until 1970, retiring with the rank of Captain. He spent several years as company commander of the Raleigh Naval Reserve Unit, and always spoke fondly of the Abbot. I honestly believe that he loved that ship more than he loved Syracuse University, his alma mater. Of course, he had many more life-altering experiences aboard the Abbot than he did in college. Judging by the way he spoke about the Abbot, I can only assume that the ship and crew were very special.

Anyone who remembers Ralph Winkworth from the Abbot, please feel free to contact me at bruce_winkworth@ncsu.edu. I would love to hear from you.

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Entry: 46756
Subject: PING PUSSY'S

Craig Powers wrote on November 10, 2004


City and State: MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: Hi guys,
Would like to know if there are any other old timers surfing the web rather than the atlantic. Sonar school 1956-Abbot 1957-1960 . I still have contact with my shipmate and buddy Ed Wilson. I know play war games like Ghost Recon,Call of duty etc. As well as Cribbage.
Cheers

Keywords: USS Abbot 629 1956-1960 sonar



Entry: 41634
Subject: DESRON48 REUNION

Raymond Sanders wrote on March 10, 2004

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City and State: ST. JOSEPH MI

Unit: USS ABBOT DD629

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS Kidd Assn. DESRON 48 is having a reunion on august 3-8 2004 in Covington Kentucky. The following ships make up DESRON 48 USS KIDD DD661, USS KIDD DDG993,USSABBOT DD629 USS WALKER DD517, USS ERBEN DD631, USS HALE DD642,USS STEMBEL DD644, USS BULLARD DD660, USS BLACK DD666 USS CHAUNCEY DD667. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT ED MILLS 3909 SW 20th PLACE CAPE CORAL FL. 33914-5563 E-MAIL DesRon 48 @aol.com PH. 1-877-238-1205 HOPE TO SEE YOU IN KENTUCKY.

Keywords: I was aboard the Abbot 2-53 until 55 I was a MM and also logroom yeoman. I tansfered to the USS Yellowstone in 55 to go on the Med cruise. Then I was discharged in May 1956.



Entry: 38676
Subject: WE SITE IS GROWING

Walter Baranger wrote on November 24, 2003


City and State: FAIRFIELD CT

Unit: USS ABBOT (DD629)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: In case you haven't visited it yet, the Abbot web site is at http://abbot.us/

I'm interested in adding recollections and photos from both WWII and after.

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Entry: 38329
Subject: ABBOT WAS THE BEST!

Bob Smith wrote on November 13, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: .........

Comments: Had tours on four "tin-cans", Abbot was the best.
I was LPO SO-Div from Jun-61 thru May -63, Newport Engineering School ship along with the O'Sullivans. Abbot did outstanding during the ORI at Gitmo after refit in Boston Shipyard. Regards to all former Abbot crewmen.

Keywords: ABBOT DD-629



Entry: 37114
Subject: SHIP MATES

Jack Greer wrote on September 23, 2003

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City and State: BRAWLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My grandfather (Virgil Beall, Machinist Mate 3C) served on the Abbot during WWII. I am looking for anyone who may remember him from this period. He passed away in 1999. I am also looking for information about the ships history during WWII, preferably from someone with first hand experience.

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Entry: 36166
Subject: HELLO SHIPMATES

Ted Cummings wrote on August 10, 2003

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City and State: PINE HILL NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am sorry to say that I only served on Abbot as a Reservist on a cruise from Philadelphiain the late fall of 1964. A sailor never forgets his first ship and I am no exception. My many memories are mostly good ones about the ships Regular company, and all good ones about Abbot herself. Before the cruise I looked up her history and was very proud to serve on such a combat veteran of the South Pacific. For years my most treasured possession was a Zippo lighter with "USS Abbot DD629" and the ships sillhouette embossed on it. Sadly it "went missing" while on active duty in Viet Nam a few years later. I felt as if someone had stolen my wedding ring! About ten or eleven years ago I was working on a job (I am a retired construction Electrician) and talked to a carpenter that was on Abbot as Ships Companyfor that same cruise. While our paths never crossed (that we remembered)while on that cruise, we formed an instant friendship when it was found out that we were shipmates from a very long time ago in our pasts. I would like to say Hey Sailor! to one and all who ever served aboard Abbot, because we were fortunate to be there.

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Entry: 33770
Subject: LOST AND FOUND

Rick Morin wrote on April 22, 2003

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City and State: NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Found a Zippo lighter at the bottom of Boston harbor. Both case and fluid reservoir have the name "Bond" scratched into them. Front of lighter has a picture of the ship U.S.S.Abbot DD629,the back of the lighter has the ships emblem. I would like to return this to the original owner, or his family, if possible. If this description sounds familiar and if anyone has information about locating the owner, please contact me.

Keywords: Looking for "BOND" relatives.



Entry: 33009
Subject: CREW MEMBER PASSING

Chris Nies wrote on March 22, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm sorry to inform you that the Abbot has lost another fine sailor. My God father and oldest brother of my father's was laid to rest today. Hie name was Joeseph Chris Nies. He was a radio man on the Abbot in "54" If any of you new my uncle Joe and or have a picture of him or the boat, please let me know.
Warmest Regards
Christpher J. Nies

Keywords: USS Abbot 1954



Entry: 32408
Subject: WHERE ARE THE PRESTONS?

Diane Fonseca Vega wrote on February 28, 2003

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City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: MY DAD DANIEL FONSECA WAS IN THE NAVY AROUND 1945
AND SO. HE WAS IN THE NAVY TRAVELED AROUND THE WORLD IN THE DESTOYER " PRESTON " IF YOU KNOW OF THE PRESTON PLEASE WRITE ME E- MAIL HE WAS AT NEWPORT, I THINK THAT IS WHERE THE DESTOYER WAS DOCKED AND IN FRISCO AND SAN DIEGO. HE LIVES IN WEST SACRAMENTO AND HAS A COUPLE OF HIS NAVY BUDDYS OUT THERE TOO.

Keywords: PRESTON



Entry: 32259
Subject: MY DAD SERVED ON THE U.S.S. ABBOT

Mike Shields wrote on February 21, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad (SSM 3/c Bernard P. Shields) served aboard the U.S.S. Abbot in WW2, 1943-45. He worked in the ship's laundry. I'd appreciate hearing from anyone that served with him.

Thanks,

Mike Shields

Keywords: U.S.S. Abbot DD629



Entry: 32168
Subject: SPLENDID SHIP

John Bugler wrote on February 18, 2003


City and State: BOHEMIA NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: A SPLENDID SHIP. SEAWORTHY IN EVERY WAY.
I WAS PRIVILEDGED TO SERVE ON HER 1955-1957.

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Entry: 29685
Subject: FYI

Charles Angevine wrote on November 18, 2002

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City and State: LAKE CITY FL

Unit: USS ABBOT DD629

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: A WW II vet looking for others who were on board during WW II. Be happy to hear from any and all.

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Entry: 29658
Subject: USS MCDORMIT

Pierre Desocio wrote on November 17, 2002

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City and State: LIVERPOOL NY

Unit: ???????

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 24908
Subject: SHIP PICTURE

Bertram Farrell wrote on April 23, 2002

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City and State: WARNERS NY

Unit: ANY ONE FROM SECOND DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I LEFT THE SHIP IN NAPLE ITALY,(1954)DEATH IN
FAMILY.THE SHIP WAS ON WORLD CRUISE.IT BEEN 48
YEARS.IT IS HARD TO REMENBER NAMES.ANYBODY WHO
REMENBERS BERT FARRELL I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM
YOU.I AM 68 YEARS OLD NOW.IF ANY ONE HAS A PICTURE
OF THE USS ABBOT,AND A COPY OF THE WORLD CRUISE
BOOK.I LOST MINE YEARS AGO.I WILL PAY ANYONE WHO HAS ONE OR BOTH SHIP AND BOOK.PLEASE GET IN TOUCH
WITH ME MY EMAIL IS BFARRELLO@AOL.COM
THANK YOU . BERT

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Entry: 10848
Subject: QUEST FOR CREW MEMBERS

Bill Beavers wrote on August 6, 2000


City and State: CAROL STREAM IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for all former members of the Abbot crew.

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Entry: 5370
Subject: SHIP'S NAME CORRECTION

Gilbert N. Nelson wrote on November 30, 1999

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please note: The "USS Abbot" (not "Abbott") DD629
is incorrectly spelled in the listing of U.S. Navy
destroyers. Correction would be appreciated.

Thanks- and lots of success.
Gil Nelson

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Entry: 4599
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER ME ?

Douglas L. (Doug) Waldrop wrote on November 8, 1999

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City and State: EAST FLAT ROCK NC

Unit: U.S.S. ABBOTT DD 629

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm widowed , retired, and play golf most of the time.

I served Aboard the Abbott from June of 1951 to June of 1954.

I'd like to contact any one who served in first div.
Hoping i"m not the only one still living .

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