USS Andromeda (AKA-15)


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Entry: 95332
Subject: KKA15

James Maxwell wrote on February 12, 2018


City and State:

Unit: SK2

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for shipmates

Keywords:



Entry: 90543
Subject: DON STEINER-YEOMAN 3RD CLASS

Don Steiner wrote on February 5, 2015


City and State:

Unit: YEOMAN 3RD CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on Andromeda ka-15. April 1948-August 1949

Don Steiner from Olympia, WA now living in Nebraska

Keywords: Served with: Seaman Don Smith, Ships Office Clerk. Yeoman Chief, Patrick J. Lowry



Entry: 88568
Subject: RICHARD HENRY, BOAT DIVISION, 25 DECEMBER 1951- JULY 1954

Richard Henry wrote on March 18, 2014


City and State: COLLINSVILLE OK

Unit: BOAT DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served 1951-1954. Made stops in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Hawaii, Alaska. I saw gurganus name on here. He bunked next to me. Feel free to contact me.

Keywords: Charles Dupree, Leland brown, jack Riley, gurganus



Entry: 87869
Subject: WILLIAM BRAUN CAPT

Kristin De Lissovoy wrote on December 5, 2013


City and State: MD

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather, Capt. William B. Braun was the commanding officer of the Andromeda from February 1953 to February 1954. I was wondering if anyone remembered him.

Keywords: Andromeda, Commanding Officer, Captain



Entry: 86830
Subject: VERNON H. SPARKS BMC US NAVY (1918-1998)

Steve Sparks wrote on July 27, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: DEPOE BAY OR

Unit: USS ANDROMEDA (AKA15) DAD'S KOREAN WAR DUTY STATIO

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: http://livingwithptsd-sparkles.blogspot.com/2013/07/dad-heads-

off-to-korean-war-in-august.html Honoring Korean War veterans.

My father, Vernon H. Sparks, served aboard the USS Andromeda

(AKA15) during the Korean War following WWII.

Keywords: USS Andromeda (AKA 15)



Entry: 84211
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Bobby G. White wrote on September 20, 2012


City and State: GOODRICH TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS A COOK/GUNNER.....SOME OF SHIPMATE NAMES:
CHEROKEE - ISAAC - CAPT. WHITE

Keywords: USS ANDROMEDA-TOOK BASIC TRAINING AT SAN DIEGO, CA.
ENTERED SERVICE IN SEPT. 1948, DISCHARGED JULY, 1952,
AFTER SERVING AN EXTRA YEAR WHEN THE KOREAN WAR BROKE
OUT



Entry: 82927
Subject: CAPT. WILLIAM WHITE

William White wrote on May 1, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was wondering if any of the crew remembered serving
with my dad?

Keywords: Korean landings



Entry: 82866
Subject: VERNON H. SPARKS BMC 1952-54

Steve Sparks wrote on April 25, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have Dad's Naval records showing he served aboard the
USS Andromeda during the Korean War as BMC.
www.livingwithptsd-sparkles.blogspot.com

Keywords: Bosn Sparks, Sparky, Vern, WWII Pearl Harbor USS West
Virginia, and USS Belle Grove, Asiatic Pacific Theater



Entry: 82589
Subject: ON THE ANDROMEDA 51TO54

Harold Eck wrote on March 26, 2012

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City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit: BOAT DIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just looking at old pictures quite a few From Korea and
other places that we hit over that way. along with some
from our trip to Point Barrow Alaske in Aug 52

Keywords:



Entry: 82415
Subject: LOOKING FOR FELLOW SHIPMATES 51-53

Charles Richie Dorsey wrote on March 10, 2012


City and State: KENOVA WV

Unit: AKA-15 USS ANDROMEDA / MACHINIST

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any shipmates that might remember me
to reconnect with. Please message me!

Keywords: uss andromeda, invasion of inchon, inchon, san diego,
1951, 1952, 1953, Richie Dorsey, Dorsey, Richie,
machinist



Entry: 79674
Subject: WW II

Frank Hicks wrote on July 19, 2011


City and State: SUGARLAND TX

Unit: ETM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the "Andy" in 45 and 46.

I have not run across anyone who remembers me.

There are none alive, I think.

Is there someone from that era ??

Keywords: "Tex" "Shorty" 



Entry: 78319
Subject: LOOKIN FOR CREW MEMBERS

Bobby Tucker SR. wrote on March 24, 2011


City and State: HAMMETT ID

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: played guitar for the crew

Keywords: nickname chowhound personal friend: Earl Pyle



Entry: 69132
Subject: LOOKING FOR WILMOT OWEN COYLE 1942

Robert Richards wrote on February 15, 2009


City and State: MT. AIRY MD

Unit: USS ANDROMEDA (AKA 15)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 65504
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF DAVID N GURGANUS

Regina Gurganus wrote on May 5, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: WILMINGTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a picture of all of the shipmates dated February 10, 1952 with signatures. Also some smaller pictures of Inchon?, and uploading and various duties-fishing(?) Also, Dad's best friend from childhood was on USS Andromeda-James Linwood DeBose.
Just wondering if anybody remembers my Dad.
Sincerely,
Regina Gurganus

Keywords:



Entry: 65070
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MIGHT HAVE REMEMBERED CLARENCE (FRENCHY) DESCHAMPS

Noel DesChamps wrote on April 3, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Would like to contact anyone who might have served on the USS Andromeda during WWII with my dad and may remember him. The specific period of time was 1943-1944.

Thank you,

Noel DesChamps



Entry: 64182
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY DAD ROBERT RABAGO

Bathsheba Rabago-vervoorn wrote on February 6, 2008

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City and State: PRESCOTT AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad name is Robert Rabago and he was on the USS Andromeda , he was this photo album and there are a lot of black and white photos. he is still alive and lives in CA. if you have photos of my dad would you be kind enough and share them with me. my other 6 brothers and sisters would be thankful also.
Sheba

Keywords: rabago on the USS Andromeda (AKA-15)



Entry: 63748
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE OF ANDROMEDA

Roy Weant wrote on January 9, 2008


City and State: CHINA GROVE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from and chat back and forth with anyone aboard at the time that I was especially anyone in the navigation, radar or radio division. I left the ship in June of 1955.

Keywords: Aboard the Andromeda from 1953 until June 1955



Entry: 63734
Subject: SEEKING AKA-15 ANDROMEDA VETS

Jonathan Alter wrote on January 8, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIVERSIDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for anyone who was a shipmate of and( maybe even knew) Cecil M. Jones of Kansas. Jones was taken off the Andromeda in late July 1944, and transferred to a hospital ashore in Naples. Jones died in early August, and was buried in Naples Allied Cemetery. Finally, in 1948/1949 his remains were returned home to Topeka.

Keywords: AKA15 - ANDROMEDA IN NAPLES - JULY/AUGUST 1944



Entry: 61864
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATE OF ANDROMEDA

Roy Weant SR. wrote on August 4, 2007


City and State: CHINA GROVE NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from and chat back and forth with anyone aboard at the time I was especially anyone in the navigation, radar or radio division. I left the ship in June of 1955

Keywords: Served in Navigation division from 1953 till 1955



Entry: 60218
Subject: LOOKING FOR PAST SHIPMATES!

Robert Libby JR. wrote on March 4, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: DULUTH MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on Andromeda from 9/52 to 4/54 then transferred to submarine service USS Batfish SS310. Out of Navy 1956, back to Merchant Marine , retired Master of SS Charles M. Beeghly self onloading bulk freighter 8/06 x 75x 35.

Keywords:



Entry: 59850
Subject: LOOKING FOR DAD'S FRIENDS

Wendy Emery Case wrote on January 30, 2007

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City and State: DAPHNE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served around 1953 - have video of evacuating Inchon Harbour.
Would love to know if anyone remembers Lt JG William J Emery, Jr.

Keywords: Andromeda, Korea, Indochina



Entry: 58223
Subject: AKA-15 1951-1953

Steven Clements wrote on July 25, 2006


City and State: SOLANA BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I joined Andromeda in Oct 1951 and made various cruises to Japan, Korea, Pt Barrow, AL. Assigned to R Division and ran the Paint Locker. Left Andromeda and joined Telfair (APA-210) Presently working at JFK airport in NY and have a home in CA.

Keywords: Captain White (CO) Ens YoungR Div Officer) ChCarp Wagner, R Division. Coleman FP3, Gordon Hoey, YN3



Entry: 55180
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Frank Wichman JR. wrote on January 14, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAUCIER MS

Unit: COMPANY 642

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I AM TRYING TO FIND ANYONE WHO WAS ON THE ANDROMEDA WITH ME. PLEASE CONTACT ME.
SINCERELY,
FRANK WICHMAN

Keywords: CARL SPEED, ENGINEMAN FIREMAN, HOYT CHANCE, CAPT. WILLIAM WHITE, 1ST COMMANDER, ROBERT COPKA, MORRIS WEBB, 1952-1954,STEVE TILLAMN, CHARLES "CHUCKY" RAY



Entry: 54688
Subject: JUST LOOKING AND HOPIG TO LOCATE SHIPMATESH

Harvey Thompson SR. wrote on December 16, 2005

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City and State: SEALY TX

Unit: SHIPSERVICE/BARBER -LAUNDRYMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to hear from those of you who have "good" memories of me .(big smile)

Keywords: Uss Andromeda 7/1952 to 7/1955



Entry: 42640
Subject: USS ANDROMEDA AKA 15

Sydney Klenk wrote on April 26, 2004

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City and State: WA

Unit: COMM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Sailed on Andy from 1953 thru 1956. Went to her from Boot Camp (any one remember Camp Elliott?)there was Lt. Whitman QMC Lipsey,QM1 george wright,QM2 (evades me) QM3 Wilson,QM3 Klenk some of the others elude my memory skivvie wavers all. we went to Korea (pusan) hauled a Marine unit and tons of mortar shells. Some idiot liberated a Mrines colt 45, every one restricted until it turned up. Had been in the oil pan of a mike boat. Sailed to Indo China (viet Nam) hauled refugees from north to south, sailed to Hong Kong,Nagasaki,Kuri,yokosuka, first Naval ships to call at Hokkaido since Admiral Peariea Great White Fleet. On to Alaska, through Bering straits,Played bAse ball at Pt. Barrow Lost our rudder to an ice flow and was towed to Queen Victoria island (makes me a blue nose). The Ice Breaker East wind was towing us. We got towed back to pt, Barrow where the tuf ATF 105 the Mollala towed us several thousand miles to Seattle Washington, from there I was transferred to the USS Estes AGC 11 as the Andy was slated for decommisioning. As I recall Capt T.D.F. Langen was the skipper. Cheers

Keywords: Syd the Kid



Entry: 38794
Subject: 52-53

Ray Beaver wrote on November 28, 2003

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City and State: PALATKA FL

Unit: U.S.S. ANDROMEDA AKA-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: SERVED FROM 1952 THROUGH 1955-DISCHARGED AS A YN 2-MADE THE KOREA, PT. BARROW, HONG KONG, AND VIET NAM PORTS WHEN WE TRANSFERRED PEOPLE FROM THE NORTH TO SOUTH VIET NAM. USED TO LIVE IN ILLINOIS BUT RECENTLY MOVED TO FLORIDA. IF YOU WANT TO CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL, USE MY FRIENDS ADDRESS, JAMESM@ON-NET-NET AND HE WILL PASS THE WORD ON TO ME-THANKS

Keywords: "J" "C" LEWIS, HOYT CHANCE, RAY MARTIN, GORDON HOEY, AND ENSIGN JACK RISING



Entry: 38793
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Ray Beaver wrote on November 28, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PALATKA FL

Unit: U.S.S. ANDROMEDA AKA-15

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FRIENDS AND GET UPDATED

Keywords: LOOKING FOR: "J" "C" LEWIS, HOYT CHANCE, RAY MARTIN, GORDON HOEY, AND ENSIGN JACK RISING



Entry: 32636
Subject: AUG. 1953 TRIP TO JAPAN

Francis (Frank) Hoffman wrote on March 9, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I came on board the day before the ship departed for Japan in August 1953. We returned in September and shortly went to Mare Island for an overhaul. I got off the ship in February 1954 after it returned to San Diego. I like to get in touch with anyone that made this trip.

Frank Hoffman

Keywords: USS Andromeda AKA-15



Entry: 31977
Subject: NORM FERDIG

Arthur Grady wrote on February 12, 2003

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City and State: MECHANIC FALLS ME

Unit: USS ANDREMEDA 'H' DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS ABOARD THIS SHIP WHEN YOU WERE. MY E-MAIL IS ATTACHED. GIVE ME A BUZZ

Keywords:



Entry: 31716
Subject: ANYONE STILL THERE

Brennon Newell wrote on February 4, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAINES OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just looking for anyone out there that still remembers me, and is willing to talk about the good 'ol days. Write or call me!

Keywords: friends, buddies, all the good people.



Entry: 28855
Subject: 53-56

Arthur Grady wrote on October 15, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MECHANIC FALLS ME

Unit: USS ANDROMEDA AKA 100

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: "Hi"

Keywords: Was aboard Ship from 9/6/53 to 6/6/55







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