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Entry: 89393
Subject: USS COLONIAL-LSD-18, KOREAN WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on July 27, 2014


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The USS Colonial-LSD-18, was named after the Colonial National Park, on Jamestown
Island in Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America, Williamsburg,
the colonial, and first State capital of Virginia, and Yorktown, scene of the surrender of
the British, in the Revolutionary War. The ship was commissioned on 15, March 1945, at
Norfolk, Va. The LSD-18, was a Casa-Grande-class dock landing ship. Length; 458 ft.,
beam, 72ft., draft 16 ft. 2 in. aft loaded, speed 17 knots, two Skinner Uniflow Reciprocating
Steam Engines, ship complement; 17 officers, 237 enlisted men. The ship was built too
late for WW-II. In the Korean War, the ship was at the 15,Sept. 1950, Inchon Landings,
the 1950 Wonsan Landings, and the Hungnam Evacuation in Dec.1950. LSD-18 earned
7 Korean War Battle Stars, she was also in the Vietnam War. The ship's Korean War
commanding officers were; Cdr. Greene, Cdr. Brown, and Cdr. McFadden. Cdr. Thomas J.
Greene, USN, C.O. LSD-18, was awarded the Legion Of Merit Medal, with Combat V, for
heroism in the Korean War. LSD-18, was decommissioned in 1970, at Vallejo, Ca, and
struck from the Naval Register on 15, Oct. 1976, transferred to (MARAD) in 1992, sold for
scrapping on 8, Sept. 1993, for $353,725 to California Imports and Exports, towed to
Shanghai, China for scrapping, the end of a great naval war vessel.

Keywords: 7-Battle Stars-Korean War--Vietnam War--Inchon-Wonsan-Hungnam.-----------------
Skipper CDR. Thomas J. Greene,USN, LEGION OF MERIT MEDAL -COMBAT V.
LSD-18, Commissioned 15, March 1945---Decommissioned 1970.--------------------



Entry: 73269
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DADDY'S FRIENDS

Mitzi Webb wrote on January 24, 2010


City and State: COOKEVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am looking for any one that knew my Daddy. He has passed on over 11 years now. I was wondering what the SK3 ment. Please if you have information and would share please contact me. He was the greatest man I ever knew. and I truly miss him I want to find others that knew him as well. Thank you for your time.

Keywords: All I can tell you he was on the U.S.S Colonial (LSD-18). His name was Aaron "C" Webb SK3. He was on the ship I know in 1953 thru 1956



Entry: 68790
Subject: ON-BOARD-1963-1965

Jerry Barth wrote on January 22, 2009


City and State: GENOA WI

Unit: GUNNERY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was onboard as a 3rd Class Gunner's Mate 1963-1965. I am interested in any re-union or shipmates of those same years. After 44 years, I finally returned to San Diego and today took a boat cruise around San Diego harbor and visited Point Loma and the U.S.S. Midway. It was quite moving. San Diego sure has changed! Hoping to hear from some of you! Where is the USS. Colonial now?

Keywords: Gunner- Bill Harvey-Friend



Entry: 67680
Subject: I SERVED ABOARD 1964 TO 1966 A DIV

Hampton (Ed) West wrote on October 30, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: EDEN TX

Unit: A-DIV. OVER REFRIGERATION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I had a good experance aboard for 2 and half years

Keywords: Ed



Entry: 53018
Subject: 2005 USS COLONIAL REUNION

Marley Graham wrote on September 5, 2005


City and State: GOLETA CA

Unit: ELECTRICAL DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The 2005 Reunion is scheduled for Nashville, TN Sept. 14 - 17.
Contact:
Vernon Kinchen: vgkin@cox-internet.com
Loren Kerby: kerbyplatte@aol.com
Bill Hicks: billkist@gmail.com

or visit www.usscolonial.org

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Entry: 52606
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Donald C. Weiss wrote on August 13, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the Colonial 1949-51. I worked in the personel office and later assigned as yeoman to the Captain.

If you think you remember me, please contact me.

Keywords: Hungnam Korea, Inchon Korea



Entry: 41536
Subject: RUSSIAN MINE. R-MYAM

Edward Gard wrote on March 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NY

Unit: COMINRON THREE (SUMMER OF 52)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Question?

A Russian Mine was apparently recovered 11 March 1952 by COMINRON Three mine disposal team and members of the Underwater Demolition Team.

The mine- a very small shallow water anti-boat mine, three chemical horns. Two men could easy pick the mine up by U shaped lifting eyes located 180 degrees apart on top hemisphere. Est weight eighty pounds or less. Any pictures? Eye witness? Where was the mine recovered from?

Thanks..Ed Gard. USN EOD.

Keywords: Mine Disposal Team aboard Comstock and Fort Marion.



Entry: 41535
Subject: RUSSIAN MINE. R-MYAM

Edward Gard wrote on March 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: NY

Unit: COMINRON THREE (SUMMER OF 52)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Question?

A Russian Mine was apparently recovered 11 March 1952 by COMINRON Three mine disposal team and members of the Underwater Demolition Team.

The mine- a very small shallow water anti-boat mine, three chemical horns. Two men could easy pick the mine up by U shaped lifting eyes located 180 degrees apart on top hemisphere. Est weight eighty pounds or less. Any pictures? Eye witness? Where was the mine recovered from?

Thanks..Ed Gard. USN EOD.

Keywords: Mine Disposal Team aboard Comstock and Fort Marion.



Entry: 26750
Subject: JOHN MONORE FISH

Herbert (Herb) Fish wrote on July 5, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: FLORENCE CO

Unit: US NAVY USS COLOLINAL

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Brother: Herbert L. Fish
Sister: Allice Knox
Niece: Connie Fordham
Please contact any of the family with information pretaining to John Monore Fish.....Thank You and God Bless you.

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Entry: 26525
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Jack Nielsen wrote on June 25, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: GENOA IL

Unit: VS-27 / USS INTREPID CV-11

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Anyone knowing where abouts of or how to contact Howard Boseland Nielsen, stationed aboard USS Colonial in very early fifties, please contact me at 815-784-6131, or e-mail Jack_Nielsen@SBPT.com

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Entry: 19304
Subject: USS COLONIAL - WHAT BECAME OF HER?

Marie (Kane) Eckard wrote on September 8, 2001


City and State: SUNRISE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, John E. Kane, relieved LCDR George P. Sotos, USN as Executive Officer on board the USS Colonial (LSD18) from approximately January 1950 through November 1951.

I am sure it was long ago decomissioned, but does anyone know when?

Also, I have an official Navy color photo of the ship, along with much assorted paperwork associated with my dad's Naval career, some of it directly related to the Colonial. I don't know what your project entails, but if you think copies would help your project, please let me know.

Keywords: LCDR John E. Kane, USNR; USS Colonial (LSD-18)



Entry: 18422
Subject: 52-54

Lee R. Hoskins wrote on August 2, 2001


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: U.S.S. COLONIAL LSD 18 1952 T0 1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES. FRANK WATSON-- L. JONES
--CHESTER MUIR-- THOMAS JOHNSON-- VENABLE--BELL--
HARPER---ROBERTSON--- RICE-- TUBBS--SHOLES AND OTHERS

Keywords: U.S.S. COLONIAL LSD 18 FROM JAN. 1952 TO SEPT. 1954



Entry: 6924
Subject: THANKS FOR THE CALL

Jim Alexander wrote on February 12, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: EASLEY SC

Unit: M-DIV. 53-54

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I just recieved a call from James Roberts of Nashville, tn. telling me of the upcomeing reunion in st. louis this Sept. We're going to try to make it.

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