USS Burlington (PF-51)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 94927
Subject: USS BURLINGTON PF-51

Ethan Harris wrote on August 26, 2017


City and State:

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard Goju Itchi (51) from December 1950 till March of 1951. Burlington was twin screwed with triple expansion steam engines, she did 21.5 knots with the joe pot on line in the boiler room. Her main armament was three 3-50 gun mounts. We would very often go up to Gascap on a Whiskey run to keep the NKs awake with an hour of shore bombardment. Another duty was escort for the Task Force-77 replenishment group around Ullung Do Island in the Sea of Japan, we were also Harbor Entrance Control Vessel for Wonsan harbor and once had to challenge New Jersey entering harbor.. All of this when we could get underway because the ship had manifest mechanical problems. I was a QM striker and the bridge and wheelhouse were my duty stations. My nickname was Wheelhouse Harris. I'd be happy to hear from any crew members still kicking.

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Entry: 91623
Subject: LT. JG IRA WESLEY RIMEL

Patricia Druckenmiller wrote on July 27, 2015


City and State: DAVENPORT IO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: 1120 W. 46th St
I remember when my father left for the Korean conflict. He was the supply office on the USS Burlington.
The ship was in dry dock in Nagasaki for a while and my dad had foot surgery during that time.
He often said most of the men on board called it The Caine Mutiny/ Mr. Roberts ship.
I'd like to hear any stories from anyone who knew my dad or anything about this ship.
Dad died a year ago at 93.
Dad said they dropped spies off the coast of Korea before the conflict officially started. Sometimes, they picked the spies up a day or two later; other times, nothing. They never knew whether the missing men were captured or actually spies for the Chinese/North Koreans.

Keywords: 1120 W. 46th St
Burlington
Mr. Roberts/Caine Mutiny
Nagasaki



Entry: 90710
Subject: KOREA-L950-1952

Ron Burt wrote on March 2, 2015


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: For Bob Parker: I served on the USS BURLINGTON from December 10, 1950 til
sometime in July 1951. I am the seaman (was log room yeoman) that you got me into PN school. I believe I recall you had premature white hair, which runs in your family. After PN school, I went onboard the USS SHELTON DD790 in November 1951, and was on the SHELTON when we were hit on Feb 22, 1952. Remember when the BURLINGTON took our seriously wounded late that day.

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Entry: 89696
Subject: LOOKING FOR DICK SCHRADER

Jeff Jordan wrote on September 22, 2014


City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Dad was Hamilton Jack Jordan, he was aboard the uss burlington 1950-52.
he passed 3-5-2104.

did anybody know my dad, would like to hear from you. thanks

jeff jordan-son

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Entry: 74342
Subject: USS BISBEE PF-46

Laurel Morales wrote on April 14, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: HELLO. I CAME ACROSS APROX. 200 PHOTOGRAPHS FROM SOMEONE WHO SERVED ON THE USS BISBEE. THE PICTURES ARE DATED 1950 AND 1951. ALL WERE TAKEN IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS DURRING THE KOREAN WAR.THERE ARE PICTURES OF SHIPMATES AND THE SHIP ALONG WITH VAIROUS OTHER SHIPS AND ACTIVITES.I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THESE PHOTOS TO ANY FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE RELATED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER. HIS NAME IS ROBERT J. AVIN. ANYONE WHO CAN GIVE ME INFO ON THIS PLEASE EMAIL ME. THANK YOU.

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Entry: 72498
Subject: SERVED 09/50 TO 6/54

Lonnie Hollingsworth SR. wrote on November 24, 2009

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City and State: LUBBOCK TX

Unit: USS BURLINGTON PF-51 AND USS LOS ANGELES CA-135 AN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for Doyle Wayne Thomas Jr. who served with me. Also, Bob Summa, and Cam Davies

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Entry: 70657
Subject: HELLO FORMER SHIPMATES FROM I.W.(WES)RIMEL LT.J.G. SUPPLY CORP.

Deve Rimel wrote on June 21, 2009

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City and State: PRINEVILLE OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father asked me to post this for him as he does not have a computer. Hello to all former shipmates from I.W.(Wes)Rimel Lt.J.G. supply corps. aboard U.S.S.Burlington 50/51.

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Entry: 65882
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON ANTIQUE

Luke K. wrote on June 1, 2008


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for some info on something I got from my deceased grandmother. I have a brass 12 inch by 6 cylinder with a screw on top. It says ss burlington on it and looks maybe to be a flare or distress kit.
It has a tag on the side of it and says coston distess kit.
Just looking for some info.

Thanks
bighoglk@yahoo.com

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Entry: 61792
Subject: PF BISBEE INFORMATION

Paul Burket wrote on July 28, 2007


City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: USS BISBEE PF-46

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the Bisbee from August 1950 until April 1951.
I remember that we blew up a mine when we were Harbor Entrance Control Vessell at Wonson, was probably November or early December 1950. We left Wonson dragging anchor when they lost the port and then we went to Hungnam until just before Christmas 1950. After Inchon landing we went to Sasebo for repairs and then to Manilla where I left for the states in May 1951

Paul Burket

Keywords: PF-46 Bisbee 1951



Entry: 52016
Subject: PF 51, BURLINGTON

Edward T. Dunn wrote on July 13, 2005

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City and State: YONKERS NY

Unit: COM. DIV - POINCH, AT TIME OF D.COM, 1952

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I thought we got the sonar dome knocked off when we were practicing with the hedgehogs. They went off sooner than we the officers thought, our chart was measuring in meters, they figured it was fathoms. Did notcount the rounds we fired back at them in Wonson. How about the trip up to "Songin" when we dropped of the ROK marines behind North Korean lines, early 52.

Keywords: Sparks



Entry: 46969
Subject: I KNOW A PF-51 CREW MEMBER

Walter Olker wrote on November 18, 2004

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I'm a friend of Jim Kramer, a crew member on PF-51 during the
Korean War. He told me about his time on the ship. The part I
remember best is his saying that it appeared as if the Russians
kept cattle on the ship from the shape it was in while being
refurbished.

Keywords: USS Burlington (PF-51)



Entry: 41947
Subject: INFORMATION

Bennie Glasscock wrote on March 23, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for sailors on the Uss bengington 1950-1951

Keywords: Bennie Glasscock



Entry: 35783
Subject: PF BISBEE INFORMATION

Jack Garvey wrote on July 26, 2003

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City and State: BENTLEY KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for information on the date the USS Bisbee encountered a large Chinese mine, in the shipping lanes between Japan and the Phillipines. It was approximately the week that America invaded Korea, in 1951. I am needing specific or general dates. Thank you.

Keywords: PF46 Bisbee, 1951



Entry: 35161
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William B. (Bill) Schuerman wrote on June 29, 2003

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City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I remember sitting in Wonsan Harbor when a quartermaster read the blinkers comeing from a DD.
Suposedly the message said, "If you remember how you
got there, back out the same way. You are in an unswept mine field." True or not??? I don' know but
I sure started praying.

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Entry: 35160
Subject: SCARED S---LESS

William B. (Bill) Schuerman wrote on June 29, 2003

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City and State: EL PASO TX

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 31157
Subject: SASEBO DRY DOCK

Francis M. (Frank) Hartley wrote on January 11, 2003

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City and State: STERLING HEIGHTS MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We were towing a sampan that looked suspicious. It broke up from the speed. Heck we could do 17 knots if we got the wind at our back. After trying to sink it with 40MM, Hand grenades etc (couldn't hit the stupid thing)We backed up and rammed the Damn thing. That tore off the sonar dome so we spent some time in Sasebo Yea gojueachi. You talk about Mchales navy. we wrote the book.

Keywords: BTN Forward boiler room (only had one)



Entry: 30412
Subject: PF'S DURING KOREA 1951-52

James Siers wrote on December 15, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the USS Bisbee PF-46 from 1951/August until she was decommissioned, then went to the USS Burlington PF-51, I served on her till decommissioning and remember training part of a Thai crew and always thought that was where she went but now find out she went to Colombia, same as the Bisbee. I have many fond memories of PF duty, the comment about the main battery brings back memories in Wonsan harbor where upon recieving counter battery fire we replied with 272 rounds in 3 minutes with the shells landing anywhere from 500 or so feet from shore to 1500 feet up the mountain, not much for accuracy but we did burn the paint off all three 3" 50's. Could go on and on but better not

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Entry: 21249
Subject: BURLINGTON SHIPMATES SEARCH

Richard Creek wrote on December 6, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: To any sailors of the USS Burlington;

I am searching for any former sailors of the Burlington who served aboard the ship in 1950,51.
I am doing this for my father, Richard Creek, who at the time was from Eagle Grove, Iowa. Please contact me at my e-mail address if you can help. It would be greatly appreciated.
Sincerely,
Richard Creek, Jr.

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Entry: 16365
Subject: USS BURLINGTON

Earl Knight wrote on May 6, 2001


City and State: CHEYENNE WY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS BURLINGTON, JAMES DAUGHERTY,

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