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Entry: 91244
Subject: ROBERT ELLSWORTH ON THE BLACK 1952-53

Bob Ellsworth wrote on May 25, 2015


City and State: EAST BRIDGEWATER MA

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I knew my Dad was in the Navy during the Korean conflict, but recently found a journal and photo book that describes his experience in the May 1952-June 1953 tour of the USS Black (DD-666).

Guantanamo Bay Cuba 28MAY52 - 28JUL52
Haiti 28JUN52
Culebar 23JUL52
Puerto Rico 19COT52
Vieques 21OCT52
Virgin Islands 22OCT52
Bermuda 28OCT52
Panama Canal 14JAN53
Tijuana Mexico 22JAN53
San Diego California 23JAN53
Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii 30JAN53
Midway Island 03FEB53
Sasebo, Kyushu Japan 11FEB53 - 04MAR53, 16MAR53 - 26MAR53
Korea 04MAR53 - 16MAR53, 26MAR53 - 22APR53, 05MAY53 - 05JU53
Hong Kong China 11JUN53 - 12JUN53
Singapore, Malaysia 16JUN53 - 17JUN53
Colombo Ceylon 22JUN53
Photos include fellow shipmates Demsey, Wynn, Warren, Leopold, Dary, Terry, Hart, others.
Mostly photos of ports-of-call. Some of the ship itself. I'd be happy to share.

Keywords: Robert Ellsworth's USS Black World Tour 1952 1953
Guantanamo Bay Cuba 28MAY52 - 28JUL52
Haiti 28JUN52
Culebar 23JUL52
Puerto Rico 19COT52
Vieques 21OCT52
Virgin Islands 22OCT52
Bermuda 28OCT52
Panama Canal 14JAN53
Tijuana Mexico 22JAN53
San Diego California 23JAN53
Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Honolulu Hawaii 30JAN53
Midway Island 03FEB53
Sasebo, Kyushu Japan 11FEB53 - 04MAR53, 16MAR53 - 26MAR53
Korea 04MAR53 - 16MAR53, 26MAR53 - 22APR53, 05MAY53 - 05JU53
Hong Kong China 11JUN53 - 12JUN53
Singapore, Malaysia 16JUN53 - 17JUN53
Colombo Ceylon 22JUN53
Demsey, Wynn, Warren, Leopold, Dary, Terry, Hart,



Entry: 89267
Subject: KOREAN WAR

Lester Sanders wrote on July 4, 2014


City and State: FORT SMITH AR

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I WAS ON THE BLACK 51 TO 55

Keywords:



Entry: 86688
Subject: MY FATHER PAUL GENTRY SR SERVED ON THE USS BLACK 1948 DESTROYER

William Gentry SR. wrote on July 10, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: CRANSTON RI

Unit: VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My dad was a SN QUARTERMASTER ,AND I AM VERY PROUD OF HIM.

Keywords: My Dad Paul Gentry served aboard the USS Black during the Korean

conflict



Entry: 84859
Subject: PLEASE IF YOU SERVED WITH WALTER W. DEAN IN 68-70 OR71 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ANYTIME.

Christina Dean wrote on December 1, 2012


City and State: SAN ANTONIO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father would talk alot about being in the navy, he loved it, he even
got
my sister and brother in to the navy. I wasn't able due to personal
reasons. Anyway when my daughter was 3 years old he made her a
little
sailor suit by hand for when my sister came home on leave and even
taught
her how to put her hand up to her head in the right spot to welcome
her
home. Very cute!!!!! Dad talked also about alot of his shipmates but w/
my
memory I'm sorry I can't remember their names. Lately I have been
having
some strange dreams about being in the navy fighting w/Dad on
different
ships and as I said above I have never been in.Iwas wandering if maybe
somebody might be able to help me w/this if they know my
father.Thank
you very much for reading.Y'all have fun.

Keywords: USS BLACK (666)



Entry: 84523
Subject: USS BLACK (DD-666)

Bernard E. Gregoire wrote on October 27, 2012


City and State: ASH FLAT AR

Unit: 2ND INFANTRY

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: looking for any crew member that remembers the uss
black being ramed by a south korea ammo carrier in
the sea of japan during a heavy fog and it was
necesary to lay over for repairs. i have pictures of
it being repaired by japanese ship workers.i was
being transported to the usa from korea. any info
date time place etc. would be appreciated

Keywords: uss black



Entry: 78256
Subject: HELLO, I SERVED ON THE USS BLACK D-666 JAN 1955-NOV 1956

James Malay SR. wrote on March 20, 2011


City and State: LA CROSSE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Still looking for my stolen Peacoat. Last seen in the storage locker.

Keywords:



Entry: 76779
Subject: LOST SHIPMATE

Edwin Holstead wrote on November 15, 2010


City and State: BLYTHEVILLE QR

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Trying to find any information on a charles Brawner

Keywords: crew menber US Black DD666



Entry: 74815
Subject: WALTER H ROBERTS ( JUNIOR )

Michael Roberts wrote on May 26, 2010


City and State: MAGNOLIA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for anyone who may have served with dad in Korea , Guam , Japan etc Hios name was Walter H Roberts but nick name was Junior from Baton rouge Louisiana

Keywords: korea , guam , japan , california



Entry: 73203
Subject: KNOW WHEREABOUTS OF JULES TUCKER

Jules Tucker wrote on January 20, 2010


City and State: NEW ORLEANS LA

Unit: USS BLACK 1ST CLASS ELECTRICIAN MATE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I belive that this is my uncle you are looking for. I saw the ad on the internet and contacted him to see if he served on the USS Black. He stated he did and that is why I am replying for him. Who ever this is he would like to hear from you. If this is the same Jules Tucker you are looking for he is 80 years old. I hope this is the right person and you do contact him. He is very excited to hear that someone may be looking for him from his pass. My name is Theresa McIntosh and he is my uncle.. Please feel free to contact me if I can help in anyway.

Thanks
theresa mcintosh

Keywords: USS BLACK
1ST CLASS ELECTRICIAN MATE



Entry: 66956
Subject: LOOKING FOR SAM PIEARCY

Russell Piearcy wrote on August 21, 2008


City and State: FRESNO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: IM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED WITH A SAM PIEARCY . MAYBE ON THE USS BLACK DD666



Entry: 65322
Subject: CREWMEMBER 1963-1964

Kenneth Brooks wrote on April 20, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROSWELL NM

Unit: USS BLACK DD666, RADIO SHACK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was aboard the Black during two tours in the South
China Sea and the Gulf of Tonkin. We were escorting the Kitty Hawk and providing offshore bombardment along with the rest of the Destroyer Squadron. On our
last tour (1964) we ran into the Asthabula (sp) and had to go into Subic Bay for repairs. I just want to
say hello to any and all that served aboard this fine
Destroyer.



Entry: 63717
Subject: DESTROYERS

John Reeder wrote on January 7, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: EMMETT ID

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: USS BLACK DD666 66 TO 69 DECOMMISIONING CREW

Keywords: USS MASON DD852,NRBS PHOENIX ARIZ.,USS BLACK DD666, USS HORNE DIG-30



Entry: 63647
Subject: USS BLACK DD666 WEBSITE

David Bailey wrote on December 31, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The USS BLACK DD666 website is back online at http://www.ussblack.com We hold a yearly reunion and welcome all former shipmates and family to join us. Visit the website for more information and a complete ships history.

Keywords: USS BLACK DD666 website reunion history



Entry: 62253
Subject: INFORMATION PLEASE

Debbie Leonard wrote on September 12, 2007


City and State: ALLENTOWN PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i am just looking for any information on anyone who knew my father--norman r allard. he served on the black between the years 55 and 56 i believe. my parents separated for a time and i lost contact with him. he passed away in 1987 and i just wanted to know if anyone remembers him.
thank you.

Keywords:



Entry: 62108
Subject: LOST BUDDY

Jim (little Bull) Huntington wrote on August 28, 2007


City and State: EFFINGHAM IL

Unit: USS BLACK DD-666

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking to Find/ Mike (n) Weber He was on the ship USS Black DD-666 from 54/59 TMSN His Home town was Ormond Beach Fl. His Home port was Long Beach CA. He would be about 70/71 years old.

Keywords: USS Black DD-666 Little Bull



Entry: 60922
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 during the Korean War

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



Entry: 59870
Subject: LOOKING FOR DIZ CARLISLE

Rollyn Phillips wrote on January 31, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALDEN KA

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Radarman aboard the Black 59 to 61
nickname RJ



Entry: 59869
Subject: LOOKING FOR DIZ CARLISLE

Rollyn Phillips wrote on January 31, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALDEN KA

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Radarman aboard the Black 59 to 61
nickname RJ



Entry: 58759
Subject: AFTER ENGINE ROOM 1965--1967

Frank (Ed) Furrow wrote on September 5, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SWOOPE VA

Unit: U.S.N.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for shipmates who worked in the after engine room on the U.S.S. Black from 1965 to 1967. Who were involved in the yard overall repairs in late 1965. We all may have gotten asbestosis if any others are still alive. also would just like to talk with old friends. I'm happy to still be alive even with the breathing problems.

Keywords: U.S.S. Black and U.S.S. John R.Craig.

I was called [reserve] for obvious reasons.



Entry: 55889
Subject: SHIPMATE

Jim Huntington SR. wrote on February 20, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: EFFINGHAM IL

Unit: USS BLACK DD-666 55/59 GM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: You Florida Guys help me out he live there a long time

the name is Mike Weber Ormond Beach, FL

Keywords: Looking for Mike Weber was on the Black from 54 59 TMSN.

Home Town Ormond Beach, FL 68/or 69 Years old.



Entry: 55511
Subject: SERVED ON THE BLACK 1958-1959 RADARMAN

Joe Mitchell wrote on February 1, 2006


City and State: SGT. BLUFF IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 52493
Subject: LIETENANT COMMANDER JACK MAGINIS

Dave Vraa wrote on August 7, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Jack Maginis was my great uncle. I'm looking for info on him or people that may have known him or served with him. He was the first commander of the USS Black. Thanks, Dave

Keywords:



Entry: 52390
Subject: HELP NEEDED FOR CLAIM FOR PTSD

Al Hughes wrote on August 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am assisting a Korean War Veteran who has claimed trama due to a incident in which a Chinese ship rammed the USS Black and the crew had to rescue some of the Chinese who were in the water...

Any factual ship logs or other items that could colobarate his story will be helpful

Thanks for your service in the BEST Damn Country in the world!

Keywords: USS Black, Korea, Chinese Ship ramming, the
USS Black?



Entry: 48740
Subject: LOOKING

Panther Vengeance wrote on February 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Im Looking for any one that Might Have Known My Grand Father Art A. Marceca.
He Was A Doc. or Maby Some One That Gave Shots. This Is About All The Info I Have. Not Even Sure The Info I Have About The Ship He Was On. Is Correct.
Thanks

Keywords: Art Marceca



Entry: 48736
Subject: SHIPMATE SEARCH

Curtis Craig wrote on February 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: GOREVILLE IL

Unit: YEOMAN 3RD CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard the USS BLACK DD 666 at Long Beach, California 1955 to 1956. Me and Charles Todd drove from LBEACH,CALIF to ILL in 1956. He caught a greyhound bus at Cairo, ILL. Good friends. His Last known address was Culbreth, GA. I owned a 1951 Green Mercury, he helped me drive. Worked with Melvin or Marvin Clements, Romig, Charles Todd, Landreth or Landrum in Ship-s Office. Todd was a Personnelman.

Keywords: Clements, Charles Todd, Romig, Landreth, office personnel. Captains W. Hill, Bruggemann. Landrum.



Entry: 45538
Subject: REUNIONS

Edward Nunes wrote on August 31, 2004


City and State: SALUDA VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 42059
Subject: USS BLACK DD666

John Morris wrote on April 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: KANE PA

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from someone. I was onboard from sept 52 until mar 56

Keywords:



Entry: 41116
Subject: GEORGE ARNOLD HENDERSON

Kathleen Bell wrote on February 20, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the USS Black between the years of 1951 and 1952 under the Commander Nunn. I know nothing of my father during these years and whether he was respected. I'm sorry, I don't even know what his rank was or what he did. He died in 1984 from cancer with his family nearby. Please help me to put the pieces of his life together as best as possible, but only the truth. Thank you and God Bless.

Keywords: George Henderson middle name Arnold nicknamed Rat for a tattoo he had served under Com. Nunn
1951 1952
Steered Ship? was in a note



Entry: 39171
Subject: USS BLACK 51/54

Richard (Mac) Mc Donald wrote on December 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: FERNLEY NV

Unit: GUNNERS MATE 3RD

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Julian Blais
R.f. (red) Turner
Ens. Dave Roberts

Keywords: Great Ship during great time of my life.



Entry: 36820
Subject: LOOKING FOR QM'S WHO WERE ABOARD JULY 1955 TO JUNE 1956

George A. (Don) Ellwood wrote on September 9, 2003


City and State: PENDLETON IN

Unit: USS BLACK'S QM GANG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I reported aboard the BLACK on 4 July 1955 from the USS WATTS (DD-567) and stayed aboard until I was discharge on June 1956 in the Phillippines . The ship was going overseas again in June 1956 and alto I had 2 weeks before end of enlistment, I had to go with the ship from Long Beach before letting me off the ship. My operations officer was Lt. Jackson and I think my QMC was Donald Sanderson.I would like to contact these 2 men if anyone knows their whereabouts. I enlisted in the Reserves in Long Beach in Jan. 1958 and remained in the Reserves for 25 yrs and retired as a QMCS in 1983.

Keywords:



Entry: 33969
Subject: USS BLACK 02/55-09/56

Byron Southerland wrote on May 3, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 33955
Subject: GRANDDAUGHTER/GREATGREAT GRANDSON

Jennifer Hausdorf wrote on May 2, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: SEABECK WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I too like my brother was brousing the internet and was showing my 8 year old son some history of the family and Pearl Harbor. He is very interested in the military and his great grandfather in the Navy. We are so proud.

Keywords:



Entry: 33729
Subject: USS BLACK DD-666 (NOV.10 1954-NOV.5 1958)SS BLACK DD-666

Lela Vervaet wrote on April 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, my father (Billy Dee Cox) served on the USS BLACK and was very proud of the fact. I am his daughter. I heard every navy story he would tell to his daughters. He passed away resently and I miss his stories. Please let me know if you knew him and tell me some stories. Thank you and GOD BLESS...

Keywords: Billy Dee Cox Boilermen General; E-6 BT2



Entry: 33728
Subject: USS BLACK DD-666 (NOV.10 1954-NOV.5 1958)

Lela Vervaet wrote on April 20, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, my father served on the USS BLACK and was very proud of the fact. I am his daughter. I heard every navy story he would tell to his daughters. He passed away resently and I miss his stories. Please let me know if you knew him and tell me some stories. Thank you and GOD BLESS...

Keywords: Boilermen General; E-6 BT2



Entry: 32512
Subject: FIND BEST FRIEND.

James Stump wrote on March 5, 2003


City and State: LAKELAND FL

Unit: VF-91

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My best friend was on the USS Black in Korea when I was on the Phillipine Seas, 1952-1953.
His name is JACK DIBBLE or DIBBEL.
Sir name could be JOHN..
WE JOINED NAVY TOGETHER IN 1951.
My #235-95-37 - his should be one number difference.
I was in Air Group 9---VF-91 Please helpme find Jack....Thanks......

Keywords:



Entry: 31925
Subject: SHIP MATE DD666 51- 54

James (Jim) Duncan wrote on February 11, 2003


City and State:

Unit: USS BLACK DD666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking For George Shields Gm2

BRHolbert Gm3



David Krug Cs2

Any one else who served with me

Keywords:



Entry: 31559
Subject: MY UNCLE

Linda Clements wrote on January 29, 2003


City and State: CORDELE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Freeman Lee Hall served on the USS Black. I am unsure as to what dates he was on board before being transferred to the Higbee. If anyone know please respond.

Keywords: BMC Freeman Lee Hall



Entry: 30322
Subject: USS BLACK DD - 666

Lehmer Henderson wrote on December 11, 2002


City and State: FREDERICKSBURG VA

Unit: USS BLACK DD - 666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Went aboard the Black in 1953 at Norfolk Va.
and left her in 1956 at Long Beach Ca.

Keywords: FTSN - Nickname Hendy



Entry: 30284
Subject: CLETUS LONG POSTED 12-09-02

Cletus Long wrote on December 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit: USS BLACK DD 666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to corrspond with anyone who served with me during 1952-1955.

Keywords: BMSN 1952-1955



Entry: 29851
Subject:

Rodney Conrader wrote on November 24, 2002


City and State: MELBOURNE FL

Unit: FIRST DIV USS BLACK DD 666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: After Boot Camp We were assigned to the USS Black Three of us went to the ship and broke the Seal on the Hatch and went below. It was March or APRIL The Black Was Re born 18 July 1951 I Stayed on board till 30 nov 1954.

Keywords: Nickname Rader



Entry: 27787
Subject: CORPSMAN 1952-1953 KOREA

Robert J. (Bob) Hoffman wrote on August 23, 2002


City and State: ANDERSON SC

Unit: U.S.S. BLACK DD-666

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Look foreward to reunion someware on east coast.

Keywords:



Entry: 27375
Subject: LOOKING FOR MIKE WEBER

Jim Huntington wrote on August 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: EFFINGHAM IL

Unit: USS BLACK DD-666

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Trying to Mike Weber Home Port was Long Beach Ca. Ship USS Black DD-666 His Age 66

Home Town Ormond Beach FL.

Thanks Jim. Huntington

Keywords: mike weber 54-58 uss black dd-666 last home add. ormond beach FL.



Entry: 26848
Subject: MY DAD

Norman Bobczynski wrote on July 9, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: PISMO BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on these ships and others. Any stories that anyone has concerning him would be appreciated

Keywords: USS Archerfish, USS Black, USS Arneb



Entry: 26065
Subject: SHIPMATE OF DD-666

Bob Luce wrote on June 6, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to corrospond with anyone that served with me in 1955, 1956 ,or 1957.

Keywords: electrican mate 1955-1957



Entry: 25804
Subject: E-MAIL UPDATE

David Krug wrote on May 27, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BARTOW FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Servied 1948-53
On USS Black DD 666 52-53 as CS2

Keywords:



Entry: 25440
Subject: GRANDSON

Hugh Black wrote on May 14, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: POULSBO WA

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I just came across this site, The Black was named after my Grandfather. I am interested to meet, or correspond with people who served on her.

Keywords:



Entry: 24406
Subject: DD 666 PLANK TO SCRAP

Patrick Cowan wrote on March 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: THORNTON CO

Unit: CDR TE COWAN ENGINEERING/OPS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If you want information on the next reunion in Reno, Nevada (I do believe) the man to get in touch with is Osborn York. Or get on the reunion page. Look forward to seeing you there. Last year in Oklahoma City we had a blast.

Keywords:



Entry: 24391
Subject: GEORGE NIEDERRITER, MARCH 30, 2002

George Niederriter wrote on March 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLARION PA

Unit: AFTER ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a Machinist Mate on the Black from 1953-54. Is there any reunions scheduled in the future? If so, I would like the information.

Keywords:



Entry: 23152
Subject: 1953-54

Philip Saller JR. wrote on February 14, 2002


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to correspond with anyone who served with me in 1953-1954.

Keywords: Sigmund A. Bobczynski, Capt; Bobby E. Boney, Exec;Dave Roberts; James (Pat) Donner



Entry: 20763
Subject: U.S.S. BLACK DD666 KOREA

Martin Day wrote on November 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on the Black DD666 from August 1951 to October 1954 as a Radioman.
Let me hear from someone.

Marty Day

Keywords: U.S.S Black DD666






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