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Entry: 92232
Subject: USS.BOLSTER

Elmer Fowler wrote on November 18, 2015


City and State: WAYNESVILLE OH

Unit: USS.BOLSTER ARS 38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: looking for shipmates that served 1952 to1955 anyone know about Dick Reeves or Billy Ray Smart. on the Bolster ARS 38.

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Entry: 91026
Subject: U S S BOLSTER ARS 38

Elmer Fowler wrote on April 22, 2015


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for shipmates 1951 to 1955 USS Bolster ARS 38

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Entry: 88496
Subject: U.S.S. BOLSTER (ARS-38) JULY 61 THRU MARCH 64

Dave Danker wrote on March 8, 2014


City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit: RADIOMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Best time I had was on board the Bolster. Loved the ocean and the many ports we entered. Had a great crew during that time as I'm sure others had. Liberties were great and memorable. Hard to believe it was just 50 years ago I left her for discharge.

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Entry: 83889
Subject: ARS-38-KOREAN WAR, ETC.

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 13, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Rescue and Salvage requires; masterful seamanship,
incomparable engineering, and absolute ingeniuty and
courage. The Bolster-Class ships are named
(disambiguation) for the broad and abstract concepts
of U.S.Navy rescue and salvage operations (the
Bolster, Conserver, Hoist, Opportune, Reclaimer, and
Recovery). Commissioned 1,May 1945, and sponsored by
the wife of Ens.Caswell A. Mayo III 95489, of Rhode
Island, who survived the sinking of the USS Houston-
CA-30, 1,March 1942, POW, died in a Japanese prison
camp. The USS Bolster-ARS-38, length 213', beam 43',
draft 13'. Her radio call sign was NHEW. In 1950
(Korean War) the skipper was Lt.Billis Lonzo Whitworth
. In 1950, the USS Bolster-ARS-38, a repair and
salvage ship, laid all of the 3,000lb.channel marker
buoys, and planted three morings off of Pyongyang in
the Daida-Ko estuary. In the 15,Sept.1950, Inchon
Invasion, ARS-38 was in Task Force-79-'Commander
Service Squadron-3'(Capt.Bernard L.Austin,USN), 79.4,
'Salvage and Maintenance Group'. ARS-38, in her
salvage operations, and repairing battle damaged
vessels in the Korean War attended the USS Brush-DD-
745(ship mined)on 27,Sept.1950, in Jan.1951, The Royal
Thai Navy Frigate 'Prasae' was beached and under
enemy gun fire, and in 1952, the cargo ship Meridian
Victory, with a cargo of ammunition, ran aground on a
reef at Suyong-Man,Korea. The USS Bolster-ARS-38
earned 7 Korean War battle stars, and 11 Vietnam
campaign stars. The crew's nickname of their ship was;
'Battle Star Bolster'. In Oct.1992, the USS Bolster-
ARS-38 became the 4th. U.S.Navy vessel to be commanded
by a woman. LCDR.Barbara(Bobbie)L.Scholley(a diving
officer) who had served as XO of the USS Hoist-ARS-40.
A private effort to save ARS-38 as a floating museum
failed. The ship was sold to Marine Metals,
Brownsville,Texas on 12,April 2011 for $462,223.31,
and is undergoing scrapping. Has anyone 'SAVED' the
ship's bell?? Photos and information of ARS-38 on;
www.nafts.net/bolster

Keywords: USS Bolster-ARS-38, Korean War, Inchon Invasion,
Lt.Billis Lonzo Whitworth, Ens.Caswell A. Mayo III,
(Disambiguation), USS Brush-DD-745, Prasae, Meridian
Victory, LCDR.Barbara(Bobbie)L.Scholley, Ship's Bell??
www.nafts.net/bolster



Entry: 83152
Subject: CREW MEMBER 1974-1976

Frank Heinemann wrote on May 27, 2012


City and State: SHEBOYGAN WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Enjoyed the westpacs, visiting Hong Kong, Fiji,
kapagamaranga atoll, Philippinnes, Korea, Taiwan.
Being station at Hickam air force base was great too.

Keywords: EM3
Looking for shipmates Rodney O rear, Eric Bush, Mike
Carmack, Sabino, Denecamp and anyone else from this
time period



Entry: 81389
Subject: FATHER SERVED FROM 51-55

Henry Baca wrote on December 20, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: My father is Pete Baca. He was on the Bolster from
51-55. He often tells me stories of what he did or
saw. The one we talk about the most is why he hates
salmon, one time the ship came across schools of
salmon ready to run upstream the guys in the machine
shop made some hooks and they went to town snagging.
They caught so much they ate it all the time. He
said he was so sick of it that at night when on KP
they would throw some overboard to use it up faster.
Another story is when on KP he had just
peeled/cleaned a bunch of vegetables to make soup or
stew. They were in a pot, the ship bounced on a wave
and the pot slid and dumped into the sink full of
dirty wash water. The cook looked at him and asked
you gonna peel some more, he used his hand and put
the veggies back in the pot. At chow time he told
his buddies dont eat the soup tonight. lol
feel free to e mail if you recognize his name. His
best fiend on the ship was also from Albuquerque,
Ervy Jackson.

Keywords: bolster, ars 38, Pete Baca, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ervy Jackson



Entry: 78134
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Raymond Diekmann wrote on March 9, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit: USS BOLSTER ARS38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to here from shipmates.1959-1962

Keywords: USS Bolster ARS 38



Entry: 77375
Subject: 1959 - 1960

Milo McNew wrote on January 7, 2011


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: DECK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Where is the Bolster today? 6 Jan 2011

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Entry: 69976
Subject: 1945-1947

Sarah Chace wrote on April 25, 2009


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My grandfather Harold L Chace served on the USS Bolster from 1945-1947, he was from Massachusetts. I was looking for nayone that knew him or had pictures. Thank you!



Entry: 66216
Subject: WRONG WEB ADDRESS

Scott Trogdon wrote on June 25, 2008

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The Bolster web address is

www.americanfleettugmuseum.org

Thank you.

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Entry: 66214
Subject: THE BOLSTER NEEDS OUR HELP!

Scott Trogdon wrote on June 25, 2008

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City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: USS BOLSTER ARS-38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: She needs our help! Bruce Martens of the Fleet Tug Museum has been working over the past five years to get the Bolster released from mothballs to become a museum piece. He is desperately seeking sponsorships for her restoration and has been lobbying the government to save her. Please visit his website, www.fleettugmuseum.com for more info.

Bolster was slated for destruction this past January and Bruce was able to get her a stay of execution for now, but the clock is still ticking. If there are any of you out there that may have a connection to request restoration sponsorships, please do all you can. Once she is gone, she is gone. From what I've read on these posts, she has left us all with some great memories and relationships. It's time to pay her back.

Keywords: Bolster ARS-38



Entry: 65631
Subject:

John LeJeune wrote on May 16, 2008


City and State: WALKER LA

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I know this update is past due. I'm finding more and more of my old crew members. I plan to get out and go see the old girl one more time. Looking at some of the Pictures taken of the crew quarters and engine room the GSB8 coopers were replaced with detroit diesels. There were so many great times to be had when we were all home ported out of Honolulu. Anyone please feel free to E-mail.

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Entry: 65352
Subject: ANYONE SERVE WITH CHUCK GOUGH IN THE LATE 40S?

Cindy Gough wrote on April 22, 2008

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City and State: ARLINGTON VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I was going through some of my Dad's old Navy records and pictures, and found out he served on the USS Bolster in the late 40s. Any shipmates of him still out there? If so, I would love to hear from you.

Thank you.

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Entry: 62741
Subject: JAMES (JIMMY) JOHNSON

Jim Johnson wrote on October 26, 2007


City and State: BARTLESVILLE OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am trying to find some of my old friends that served with me on the ARS-38 USS Bolster in 1953-1957.

Keywords: ARS-38 USS Bolster



Entry: 58256
Subject: BOLSTER SHIPMATES

Scott Trogdon wrote on July 28, 2006

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City and State: BAKERSFIELD CA

Unit: 1977 TO 1979

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just amazed to find so much info. Hope to hear from some old freinds.

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Entry: 58217
Subject: HELLO SHIPMATES

Mark Brigham wrote on July 25, 2006

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City and State:

Unit: DECK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: hello shipmates, didn't recognize any names in the correspodence but Neil Hansen mentioned some people I knew ~ I worked for Bosun Dunbar and remember chief Kruk when he was enlisted. How the memories fade but are easily recalled. Had many great times aboard the Bolster and her liberty ports..... It's nice to see some shipmates are still around! Was nice to say hello, hope this e-mail finds all of you in good health. Take care yourselfs......

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Entry: 56826
Subject: GERALD FRANCIS CASSIDY

Colleen Cassidy wrote on April 24, 2006


City and State: LAFAYETTE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am sorry to report that my father-in-law, Gerald Francis Cassidy passed away peacefully while sleeping on Friday April 21, 2006 at the Menlo Park, CA VA Hospital.

I am searching for a portrait of him in uniform so that his portrait can be placed on a memorial wall for long-time residents of the VA Menlo Park, CA facility.

Thank-yo very much,
Colleen and Patrick Cassidy

Keywords: Looking for military pix of Gerald Francis Cassidy



Entry: 56256
Subject: USS BOLSTER ARS-38 1961-1963

Allen Scott wrote on March 16, 2006


City and State: NORTH ROYALTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for others that were onboard same time as me. I went to her de-commissioning a few years ago.

Keywords: After falling off of the Pali Lookout in 1963 I spent 16 months in Navy hospital.



Entry: 54774
Subject: SHIPMATESUSS BOLSTER ARS 38

Elmer Fowler wrote on December 21, 2005


City and State: WAYNESVILLE OH

Unit: USS BOLSTER ARS 38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ship mates please contact me

Keywords: RED , korea , 1952-1955.



Entry: 52960
Subject: WHO IS SHE NAMED AFTER?

Scott Bolster wrote on August 31, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Just curious - anyone know who in particular the USS Bolster was named after?

My family has a long ocean-going history and there aren't many of us, maybe it's one of us.

thanks,
Scott Bolster

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Entry: 52565
Subject: I'VE NEVER BEEN IN THE NAVY, BUT I AM DOING SOME RESEARCH ON A ZIPPO LIGHTER ?????

Shawn Norwood wrote on August 11, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: zippo collector trying to find out info an zippo lighter, it has the ship name. does anyone know when it was made??? to think i have a lighter that might have lite cigarettes of someone in Pearl Harbour, vietnam, ect. fighting to protect our country make me want to know more about it's era. if anyone can help I'd appreciate it.

Keywords: U.S.S. BOLSTER ARS-38



Entry: 51823
Subject: BOLSTER ARS-38, SERVED 81-84

Mark Bullis wrote on July 3, 2005

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City and State: ST PAUL MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i made two west-pacs on the bolster and rode her to long beach for the reserve navy. i was an em3 and became a huge shitbird. drank alot of beer in every port and fell in love many times over seas. im back in the army reserves now as a first lt in the army nurse corp. any one out there know of a get together anywhere?

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Entry: 51560
Subject: 1969-1970

Larry Spencer wrote on June 16, 2005

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City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: AS38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served in Vietnam 1969 1970 anyone here from that era?
Skipper had a heart attack on the signal bridge, when we were pulling out for Manila and died.
conatct me if you wish, like to talk to some of the guys.
Larry

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Entry: 49512
Subject: USS BOLSTER CREWMAN

Robert Linkous wrote on March 11, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: USS-BOLSTER, ARS-38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am entering this on behalf of my father inlaw Harry Ben Crim, Engiman 2d Class DV, Salvage Diver. He served his entire time in the Navy on the USS Bolster -- 1952 until 1956. He would be interested in hearing from anyone who was abord the vessel during that time frame.

Keywords: bolster



Entry: 47513
Subject: BOLSTER ARS 38

Boyd Ricks wrote on December 14, 2004


City and State: UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was an Engine man on the Bolster 1-56 to 5-57 any one out there checkin like me?

Keywords: Bolster ARS



Entry: 43800
Subject: CREW MEMBER 82-85

William Eastman wrote on June 14, 2004

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: just wonder if any fellow crew members where out there.some of the best times of my life where out to sea on the uss bolster

Keywords: uss bolster ars38



Entry: 41682
Subject: USS BOLSTER ARS-38

Kenneth Hix wrote on March 12, 2004

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City and State:

Unit: DECK HAND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I WAS STATIONED ONBOARD FROM SEPT 1972-DEC 1975 REINLISTED FOR POSTAL CLERK A SCHOOL. MADE 2 WEST PACS AND CROSSED THE EQUATOR. I REMEMBER RIDING A TYPHOON OUTSIDE OF TAIWAN?

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Entry: 40073
Subject: REVIVING USS BOLSTER...

Bruce Martens wrote on January 18, 2004

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City and State: SAN RAFAEL CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Dear sirs.... I am in the beginning stages of starting a floating maritime museum..AMERICAN FLEET TUG MUSEUM. I recently found out the the ARS-38 BOLSTER and the ARS-42 RECLAIMER have both just been designated "obsolete", meaning they will be made into forgine cars or razor blades!!!!! I an intent on getting one of the ARS's and hope to make it the BOLSTER. I would GREATLY appreciate receiving ANY information, ANY stories, ANY photos and a feeling of if there is ANY interest among you all relating to the restoration of the BOLSTER. You can Email me at TUGBRUCE@AOL.COM or call me at (707) 645-1377. My mailing address is BRUCE T. MARTENS
P.O. Box 3324 San Rafael, CA. 94912 Thank you

Keywords: To the BOLSTER crew!!!!



Entry: 39421
Subject: USS BOLSTER (ARS 38)

Neil Hansen wrote on December 25, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: BOLSTER was my first ship - after completing diving officer training and surface warfare officer school, I served on her from November 1980 to November 1982 - first as Communications Officer, then as Operations Officer.

I was already headed that way, but the experience completed my conversion to the inverterate "tug-thug" that I remain today. I well remember the tutelage I received from the wardroom - particularly Bosun (LT) Don Dunbar and Chief Engineer (LT) Ed Kruk - and from the chiefs and petty officers of Ops Dept.

A single WESTPAC showed me the wonders of Subic Bay, Hong Kong, Guam, and Chinhae Korea. I made my deepest dive on air (190 ft) in the process of recovering USS THOMASTON's 22,000 lb anchor from the clutches of truly massive coral heads.

All in all, two years well spent. I transfered to MDSU-1 the day BOLSTER departed Pearl Harbor for change of homeport to Long Beach CA, and transfer to the Naval Reserve Fleet - I cast of line No 2 from the pier and saluted smartly as I bid her farewell.

I remember fondly my days and shipmates on BOLSTER, truly a grand old lady.

Neil Hansen
Manama Bahrain

Keywords: BOLSTER, ARS 38, Pearl Harbor



Entry: 39412
Subject: USS BOLSTER

Raymond Diekmann wrote on December 25, 2003

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City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit: EN 3RD CLASS

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the USS Bolster from 1959-62. Looking to get in touch with others that I served with.

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Entry: 38890
Subject: USS BOLSTER (ARS 38) SAILOR (71-75)

Tim Stark wrote on December 2, 2003

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on Bloster as the Ships Bosun for 71 - 75. I had great times in WESTPAC and in and around Pearl. I have the greatest memories of all my Shipmates that I served with.

We all had great times [or so we think now] during Stand-by Salvage , DaNang, Salvage Training in Pearl, Subic and then training Korea and Kaoshung.

Gee, life was uncomplicated then. You woprked hard and then played hard.

Bolster was a very tight crew.

Tim Stark

Keywords: WESTPACs 71-72, 73 and 74



Entry: 38856
Subject: I WAS THERE

Frank Hillis wrote on December 1, 2003

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City and State: HARRISBURG AR

Unit: SALVAGE DEPT/DECK

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I REMEMBER BIG BERTHA AND --GQ--- AND OPERATION INSWEEP AND FOUR PT MOORINGS. THAT WAS SOME GOOD OLD DAYS. REMEMBER THOSE TIMES WE WERE GOING THROUGH TRAINING IN PI. AND IT WAS DURING THE TYPHOON SEASON. WE HAD NO DRY THINGS LEFT TO WEAR AND THE RAIN JUST DIDNT LET UP. BOY THAT WAS FUN . I WOULD LOVE TO LAY ANOTHER LEG OF BEACH GEAR. AND TAKE A STRAIN ON THAT OLD TOWING ENGIN. BREAK OUT THAT DEWATTERING GEAR AND RAISE A WRECK OR TWO , THEN GO AND TAKE A TOW TO SINGAPORE OR GUAM . LETS ALL JOIN UP FOR ANOTHER 20. THE BOLSTER WAS ABT. THE BEST DUTY STATION I REMEMBER AND THE BEST MEMORIES ARE THERE.HILLIS

Keywords: BEEN THERE DONE THAT AND OWN THE T--SHIRT--------TIM STARK, RON FULKERSON AND ALL THOSE OTHER DIVERS AND CREW MEMBERS BMCS DV HILLIS



Entry: 38811
Subject: LOOK FOR SHIPMATES USS BOLSTER ARS-38 1969-1972

John Tepper wrote on November 29, 2003

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for Viet Nam Era mates on the Bolster (ARS-38) touring out of Pearl. I am John Tepper, a cook aboard the ARS-38 on some missions to Guam and Da Nang and in Pearl Harbor in the late 60s and early 70s. Any one named Dunn? Robinson?? Any body rember Nina Dunn??

Keywords: Viet Nam Era, mates, Bolster, (ARS-38), Pearl Harbor, cook, Guam, Da Nang, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, Tepper, Dunn, Robinson



Entry: 38810
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ARS-38 1970-1973

John Tepper wrote on November 29, 2003

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for Vite Nam Era mates on the Bolster (ARS-38) touring out of Pearl. I was a cook aboard a couple of trips to Guam and Da Nang in the late 60s and early 70s.

Keywords: Viet Nam Era,, Bolster (ARS-38) Pearl Harbor, Guam, Da Nang, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972



Entry: 38520
Subject: USS BOLSTER ARS-38

Don Curran wrote on November 20, 2003


City and State: SEBRING FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the USS BOLSTER ARS-38 in 1948 and 1949. Was wondering whatever happened to her. I was sent to Radar school at Tresure Island and them transferred to the USS MAGPIE AMS-25. Any help about either ship will be appreciated. Don Curran

Keywords: USSBOLSTERARS-38 AND THE USSMAGPIE AMS-25



Entry: 37531
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Larry Nisbet wrote on October 13, 2003

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City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: USS BOLSTER ARS 38

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: JUst checking out there to see if any old shipmates are watching this site. Lets talk. I was a Radioman on the BOLSTER 1958-1961.
Larry Nisbet


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Entry: 36787
Subject: ON THE BOLSTER 1954-1956

Jack Blankenship wrote on September 7, 2003

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City and State: LA LUZ NM

Unit: USS BOLSTER ARS-38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello shipmates. I was on the Bolster from 1954 to 1956. I was an (Enginemen 2nd class) when I left the Navy. Any old pals out there, contact me at my email, blankenshipj1@yahoo.com

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Entry: 33847
Subject: BOLSTER FRIENDS

Vernon Short wrote on April 26, 2003


City and State: MEMPHIS TN

Unit: BOLSTER ARS38

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: COMSERVPAC, USS WARRICK AKA98, MBP1, ServCraft 4, USS APL30

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Entry: 28765
Subject: ARS 38 BOOKLET OF GENERAL PLANS

Tom Barber wrote on October 10, 2002

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

Comments: I am looking for Blueprints and specs for the Bolster class tug.
Would anyone have the booklet of General Plans that I could copy?
Thanks, ----- Ch. Engr. Tom Barber
E: lizntom@hotmail.com

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Entry: 28006
Subject: CREW MEMBER FROM 7/46 TO 2/48 USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Jerry Campbell wrote on September 3, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I also can recall many towing and salvage operations from Subic Bay to Samar, P.I. and Aleutian Islands I.E. Adak, Attu and Kiska

Keywords: USS Bolster (ARS-38)



Entry: 28005
Subject: USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Jerry Campbell wrote on September 3, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard Bolster ARS-38 7-46 till 2-48
Rank: SK3, freind of Andy Faria, Uzal Mills, Harold Brown, and others Feel free to contact me at Husky2500rider@aol.com

Keywords: USS Bolster (ARS-38)



Entry: 25974
Subject: CREW MEMBER

J.W. McClure wrote on June 2, 2002

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City and State: MUSCLE SHOALS AL

Unit: 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 25928
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES

James Evans wrote on May 31, 2002

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City and State: WACO TX

Unit: USS BOLSTER 1959-1962

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

Comments:

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Entry: 25740
Subject: USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Walter Cheshire wrote on May 25, 2002

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City and State: YOAKUM TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS BOLSTER ARS-38;
Friends: James Brinson, Opecinsky(radio man)

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Entry: 24373
Subject: USS BOLSTER ARS 38

James Givens wrote on March 29, 2002

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City and State: GAFFNEY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 20375
Subject: SEARCHING FOR CREWMEN

Bob Schroeder wrote on November 5, 2001

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who served on the Bolster from Sept. 1945 thru July, 1946 in Youkasuka or Tokyo Bay. We pulled us sunken Japanese vessels and disposed of them at sea. Lookin gforward to hearing from you. Bob Schroeder

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Entry: 16802
Subject: FATHER SERVED ON USS BOLSTER 1952-1954

Daphne Tippen Smith wrote on May 27, 2001


City and State: WIMBERLEY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My fater served on the Bolster in 1952-54, he is looking for a few shipmates and friends, he was a diver and was working in the engine room and with the water systems, he also served on the Repose for a while. We are looking for friends and reunions of those there at the same time. I have always enjoyed the stories of dives and rough times on the sea. It was nice to find a web site for the great ships.My father is Charles (Chuck) Ray Tippen he is now 71 yrs old and lives in Sulphur Louisiana, 337-583-2750. Give him a call if you were there too. Thanks Daphne

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Entry: 15083
Subject: EARLY 60S

Troy Holland wrote on February 18, 2001

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City and State: MAGNOLIA AR

Unit: USS BOLSTER

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: It's good to find this page about the uss bolster.I served as a enginman(EN3)on her from feb 60 to may 63,I have a lot of fond memories of her.I was on it for the trip to brisbane,australia and new zealand.crossing the equator as a polywog was a day to remember.I enjoy reading the history of the ship and her korean days.i would also like to hear from shipmates.hearing things about the bolster just makes me prouder of her and I am proud to have served on her.

Keywords: uss bolster



Entry: 12660
Subject: CREW MEMBER OF THE BOLSTER 66

Richard Greenwood wrote on November 1, 2000

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City and State: KENT WA

Unit: USS BOLSTER

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I was lucky enough to make one westpac cruse with the ship before being transfered to USS Benewah APB 35. After the westpac trip I went home to get married and when I came back the ship was out to sea. When they came home I helped with the lines. At the bow line they said I had orders to Little Creek VA. The stern line said I was going to Phili. buy the time I got to the gang plank they said I was going to Vietnam. They were all correct. What a way to start a marrage.

Keywords: USS Bolster       



Entry: 11259
Subject: SHIP'S CREW EARLY 50'S

James H. McCoy wrote on August 24, 2000


City and State: MUNCIE IN

Unit: USS BOLSTER (ARS 38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the USS Bolster (ARS-38) 1952-53. I started out as a seaman under Chief Getty. Then I became Log Room Yeoman, and then Ship's Yeoman. I remember a day in the outer Wonson Harbor when we were transferring our Exec (Glen ?)to a ship that was returning to Japan. A shore battery opened up and hit close enough to us that I picked up shrapnel from the shells on the bridge. I never talked with the exec but they were coming pretty close to him, too. Anyone remember?

Keywords: Chief Getty; Liberty in Yokuska; Doc; Wonson Harbor; Sam Pan duty; Glen Short;






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