USS Albuquerque (PF-7)










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Entry: 95380
Subject: DO YOU REMEMBER ROBERT DOWLER

Gary Dowler wrote on February 26, 2018


City and State: SPOKANE VALLEY WA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on PF-7 during Korea. I was just reading some of the posts by others who also served aboard her, and one that caught my attention was from Danial Mohnkern. I contacted the site and was provided a phone number for him, but the number is disconnected.
Danial, your battle station was the same as my father. You were passing the loaded ammo on the aft 3, he was catching the ejected empties. Dad was aboard from '51 to decommissioning in '53.
He told me once of a story mentioned by Mr Mohnkern where he referenced getting lost in a typhoon. Dads job was navigation/helm and was on duty during this storm. This was his secont time to ride out a typhoon at sea, the first was on the transport carrying him to Japan. At one point she dove into a particularly large wave and shipped a lot of water over the bow, so much that water dripped down the voice tube to the open bridge. Being young he leaned over and announced up snorkel. The rather gruff reply of that will be ALL the smartass remarks was returned by the officer of the watch, who had taken the brunt of that wave.

If anyone on the site served aboard PF-7, I would appreciate hearing from you. Especially if you recall Robert Dowler. He remained in the reserves until retirement in 2/88 as a Master Chief.

Keywords: PF-7 Albuquerque



Entry: 59976
Subject: DID YOU KNOW MY DAD?

Kevin Dowler wrote on February 9, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am interested to find out if anyone knew or remembers my Father. His name was Robert "Bob" Dowler, he served on the Albuqurque during the Korean War. At the time he was probablly only around 20 or so. Dad never talked to me about it at all, please help me get to know this side of him if you can. He passed last Nov. after batteling cancer for about 4 years.
God Bless You all for your help and for all You did for our Country.

Kevin Dowler

Keywords: USS Albuqurque PF7, Korean War



Entry: 50263
Subject: QUESTION

Ken Williams wrote on April 18, 2005

Email Update Needed



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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for someone that might have known my father.
Kenneth Edward "Red" Williams

Keywords: Kenneth Edward "Red" Williams



Entry: 38948
Subject: USS ALBUQUERQUE PF-7 WEB SITE

Karl Albritton wrote on December 4, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: The USS Albuquerque PF-7 has a web site. www.ussalbuquerquepf7.org

Keywords: USS Albuquerque PF-7



Entry: 30587
Subject: USS ALBUQUERQE

Eugene Crist wrote on December 23, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALEXANDER AR

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was originally assigned to the Albuquerqe in early August, 1950 where she was laid up after being returned from Russia on the Lend Lease program. I had been transferred from an APA and thought this was my chance at the real navy. A Chief Machinist Mate (I cant renenber his name) and I were the only two assigned to the engine room at the time and we spent many hours crawling through the bilges tracing out lines trying to get the engines ready.
The ship was a mess then and I remember the guys that worked in the galley saying the Russians had left food in the hoppers which, of course, had rotted. This may have been the origin of the rats and roaches that Dan Mohnkern wrote about.
Anyway I was as happy as a kid wuth a new toy
and knew this was the place for me.

We were staying in the barracks and before we got her in commission I went in at noon and saw that I was being transferred (you guessed it) to an APA. I went screaming to Capt. Lowe and he said he would intervene and get that reversed.(at this time the crew was still small enough that the Capt. knew us all by our first names) He returned about two hours later he returned and told me it seemed I had some kind of critical MOS in my records as a landing craft engineer and something big was being planned and he stop my transfer. I never forgot Capt. Lowe,s effort. I went to the Cavalier the to Boat Group One where we made the Inchon and Wonsan landings then back to the Cavalier where I served out my enlistment two years later.

I neber knew what happened to the Albuquerqe after I left but I was thrilled to see she finally made it to sea.

Would like to hear from any one who might remember me.

Keywords: PF 7



Entry: 30305
Subject: USS ALBUQUERQUE

Bill Schlosser wrote on December 10, 2002

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City and State: BLUE ASH OH

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the USS Albuquerque l952-3 as a radioman. I remember Sasebo well. Bill

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Entry: 27785
Subject: LINWOOD LIDE GANDY

Tina Nesteby wrote on August 23, 2002

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City and State: TIGARD OR

Unit: USS ALBUQUERQUE/TASK FORCE NINETY-FIVE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm interested in knowing about my fathers part in the Korean War, what he did, what his rank was, and so on. I tried talking to my dad about it, but he never wanted to talk about the Korean War. I'm sure the memories were too painful. He passed away July 11,1984 but I'm still very much interested in his role as a Korean War Vet. I know that he was on the ship USS ALBUQUERQUE. If you knew my dad please write. Sincerly, Tina Nesteby

Keywords: Lin Gandy. Florence,SC. Sept. 12,1950 through Aug. 1951, Presidential Unit Citation



Entry: 27638
Subject: MY DAD WAS ON THE USS ALBUQUERQUE-PF-7

Emerson (Johnny) Johnson wrote on August 17, 2002

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City and State: AUGUSTA GA

Unit: QM-3 I THINK

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK IF YOU WAS ON THE SHIP USS ALBUQUERQUE-PF-7 WITH MY DAD

Keywords: MY DADS NICKNAME IN THE NAVY WAS JOHNNY



Entry: 17302
Subject: USS ALBUQUERQUE PF-7

Robert Basinger wrote on June 13, 2001


City and State: AUSTIN TX

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was assigned to the USS Albuquerque PF-7 right out of Radio school in April 1952. I remember no one in radio school knowing what the Albuquerque was. Everyone said it was a cruiser, but did not know what the PF-7 stood for. I sailed to Japan on an old Liberty ship and flew to Manila in an Air Force plane and a Navy PBM took me to Subic Bay where I boarded.
I was on the Albuquerque PF-7 until it was decomissioned in 1953.

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Entry: 8886
Subject: USS ALBUQUERQUE PF7

Daniel Mohnkern wrote on May 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: HORSE SHOE NC

Unit: USS ALBUQUERQUE PF7

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I want to correct my E-mail address; I'll be keeping this one. Also, it pleases me to see that Charlie Toler corrected some of the incorrect data I had in my first post last November.

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