USS Cowell (DD-547)










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Entry: 91196
Subject: USS COWELL DD#547

John Flynn SR. wrote on May 17, 2015


City and State: AUBURN NE

Unit: US ARMY RSV/USNAVYDDR874 DD547

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I'served aboard USS Cowell from Sept.1961 thru Feb 1964 trying to locate Thomas e. Skates, TM2 .I attended ships reunion 1993 in San Diego
a couple of years later they sent a list of Ph#s and address,s of all who attended the -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------reunion,my wife threw it out thinking it was an advertisment of some kind.i would like to comtact any one who has this list of #,s

Keywords: The USS Cowell played the cruiser Long Beach in Pearl harbor,at the ball fields at the sub base .we won the 7th naval dist. championship (fast pitch softball)1963.we also had a touch football team,i was injured in a game in Long Beach in feb. 1964,and was discharged while recovering on the hospital ship ,hope,which prevented me from going on the upcoming west pack cruise.the Cowerll had several incidents in pearl harbor,long APO Subic bay Philolipines koa chung ,formosa.(before it was Tiwan) ,we were station ship Hong Kong and was asked to leave there we were Des. div #192 the Black cat squadron.



Entry: 88678
Subject: WALTER L. ADAMS

Walt Adams wrote on April 4, 2014

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City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: OPERATIONS DIVISION/RM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the Cowell for the last cruise she made in 1957. I had been on Crudiv 5 staff and was transferred to Cowell to make a last cruise before being discharged on a kiddie cruise

I was in operations division..I was a radioman...believe third class

Walt Adams RMC/Ret

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Entry: 87280
Subject: USS COWELL DD-547

Louis Stewart wrote on September 25, 2013


City and State: CLAREMONT NC

Unit: SHIP FITTER

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on the cowell in the Korean war his name is Joe
Stewart rank sf. I have seen a lot of pictures during that time
when he was on board the ship. Dads still got a remember of that
time he was there. Your welcome to contact me

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Entry: 86368
Subject: USS COWELL, DD- 547

Richard Drew wrote on May 30, 2013


City and State: KANSAS CITY MO

Unit: FIRE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the Cowell from 1955-1957. Our home port was Long
Beach. We made two tours of the Far East, and we did the
fooosan Patrol on both.

Keywords: My nick name was Dick.



Entry: 75129
Subject: LOOKING FOR LOG BOOKS WITH PICTURES

Earl Payne JR. wrote on June 18, 2010


City and State: MILWAUKIE OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my dad did take me on the ship in the early 1970 as it came to portland oregon for the yearly rose festaval where he showed me where he scribed his enitionals in his gun turit he even siged tha log book as they would have when the boarded and unboarded

Keywords: all i know is my dad served on the uss cowell during korean war he had some books he recived from a reunion in florida i remember seeing pictures of him on the ship he was a gunner he had a friend his name was lee mainered they served together.the books were stolen i sure would like to get a copy if you have any info please e-mail me thank you



Entry: 71584
Subject: DECOMISSIONING

Gary Benefield wrote on September 11, 2009


City and State: KS

Unit: USS COWELL DD 547

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on the decommissioning crew. The last voyage was actually to Long Beach. The last time we were in Long Beach prior to the DeCom was following a REFTRA gunshoot. Some of our crew got into it with the USS England crew, a Tin Can vs Dumb ship thing. We won, I guess. Some of our guys took over their quarterdeck. This was the only domestic battle during Vietnam I am aware of by Navy folks. Of course I was not in the ruckus and I am sticking to the story. But, we were kicked out of Long Beach!

She was a good old boat. We had some of the highest gunnery scores in the Navy that year and received an "E" for operations.

Keywords: RD3, MA1, Cowell, Harold E. Holt, Horne, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait



Entry: 68267
Subject: LAST TRIP

David Banker wrote on December 15, 2008


City and State:

Unit: 601 MOBILIZATION DETACHMENT, PSF, SAN FRANCISCO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: The Cowell took our Army Reserve unit from Tresure Island to Monterey Bay (Fort Ord) on what we were told was the last trip for the Cowell before being stripped of all classified items and handed over to the Argentina Navy.

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Entry: 56955
Subject: USS CO\WELL DD547 -1955 / 1957

Garry Hawk wrote on May 2, 2006


City and State: SAINT LOUIS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Uss Cowell DD547 1955 / 1957 went aboard in Norfork VA and the ship was transferred to Long Beach --two trips to the far east

Keywords: I served on the Uss Cowell DD547 1955 / 1957 went aboard in Norfork VA and the ship was transferred to Long Beach --two trips to the far east



Entry: 56954
Subject: SERVED ON USS COWELL 1956 / 1957

Garry Hawk wrote on May 2, 2006


City and State: SAINT LOUIS MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I served on the Uss Cowell DD547 1955 / 1957 went aboard in Norfork VA and the ship was transferred to Long Beach --two trips to the far east



Entry: 53338
Subject: SIMMER RONALD, GUNNERSMATE E-4 1967

Ronald (Ron) Simmer wrote on September 28, 2005


City and State: LAKEWOOD CA

Unit: DD 547

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I was stationed In Treasure Island in SF bay in 1967 and served on the Cowell as a gunnersmate 3rd class. I visited many hours in a 5 inch mount... was in reserves at the time ...



Entry: 41162
Subject: DUAGHTER OF USSCOWELL VET.

Michelle Robertson wrote on February 22, 2004

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City and State: COCONUT CREEK FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served 1951 to 1953 his name is Carl D. Robertson(robbie)he is very sick and lives in Boston MA.I would like info. about any reunions coming to or near boston this is something he always talks about and has always wanted to attend he is to sick to travel far. Any info.would truely be appreciated.....I have listened to his "War Stories" for 30 yrs.some very funny some not,but i could listen for a thousand more all served have my deepest respect and admiration .Korean war gone but not forgotten....
Sincerely,
Daughter of Korean War Vet. Michelle Robertson

Keywords: Gone But Not Forgotten



Entry: 39882
Subject: USS COWELL DD547 1951-1952

John Ferguson wrote on January 10, 2004

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City and State: ODESSA TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I went on board the Cowell in drydock at San
Pedro for re-commission in August 1951. We
commuted from terminal island (Long beach)
daily until the ship was commissioned on 9/21/51.
We moved the ship to San Diego on oct 11 1951.
We left San Diego on JAN 4, 1952 ON ROUTE
Through the Panama canal to Norfolk Virginia
arriving there on Jan 19. I transferred to the
USS Gordius ARL36 on March 21, 1952. I think the
Cowell Had orders for Korea at near that time.

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Entry: 39392
Subject: RICHARD G. CALQUHOUN

Russell Cameron wrote on December 24, 2003

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City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for persons who served on the USS Cowell around Jan. 1965 to Dec. 1966. My wife's father is Cmdr. Richard G. Colquhoun who was the skipper of the Cowell around this time period. This is the second marriage for both of us and I never got the chance to meet Richard. He passed away in 1989. I am interested in researching his Naval histor for his grandchild. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Entry: 26451
Subject: COWELL INFORMATION

Dennis Heisey wrote on June 22, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Step Father Edwin Harris served aboard the Cowell during the Korean war. I am not sure of the exact dates but I have several cruise books, picture album and some othe epherma that I would be happy to share with others. Feel free to contact me as I too am looking for information on the Cowell (other than what I have) and on the USS Ringness APD100 from WWII. My uncle served on the Ringness when they rescued the survivors of the Indianapolis.

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Entry: 25724
Subject: 1956 - 1958

Larry Ball wrote on May 24, 2002

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City and State: LINCOLN NE

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I did not serve during Korea, but did serve on the USS Cowell from Jan or Feb 1956 to August 1958. We made to Far East cruises during that time and each time made the Formosa Patrol. Is there anyone else out there that served aboard the Cowell during that time?




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Entry: 24546
Subject: USS COWELL DD 547 - US NAVY - KOREAN WAR PROJECT

Seong Il Pyo wrote on April 6, 2002

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City and State: SEOUL

Unit: ROK MND

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I WANT TO GET SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE PARTICIPATION OF US NAVY DURING THE KOREAN WAR.

Keywords: CAPTAINPYO



Entry: 21128
Subject: 1952 -1954 TF 77

Ted Eugene Wilbanks wrote on December 1, 2001

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City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: USS COWELL DD547

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: OPERATIONS:TASK FORCE 77

Keywords: 1952 -1954 USS COWELL DD547 TASK FORCE 77



Entry: 20482
Subject: MOM RELATED TO LT. COWELL

Jim Fagan wrote on November 10, 2001


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My mother was related to Lt. Cowell whose name was used to name the USS Cowell.

Can you give me any data for her scrap book. She is 93 years old.

Thanks,

Best regards,

Jim Fagan
14953 Newport Road
Clearwater, FL 33764
Phone: 727-535-1374
Fax: 815-364-2828







Keywords: USS Cowell, DD547



Entry: 20108
Subject: CAME OF COWELL IN 1946

Raymond E. Davis wrote on October 23, 2001

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City and State: PORT CHARLOTTE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i was on the uss cowell in 1945 got off in 1946
my name is raymond e davis,we tow back the bon homey richard aircraft carrier. any one remember this e-mail me i would like to talk about old times.

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Entry: 18714
Subject: USSCOWELL

Boyd Carlton wrote on August 15, 2001

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City and State:

Unit: USSCOWELLDD547

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served aboard the cowell from oct.58 thru sept 60
elect.3rd class would like to hear from from anyone from that time period

Keywords: USS Cowell DD547



Entry: 15915
Subject: USSCOWELL DD547 SHIPS COMPANY

Jack Smith wrote on April 13, 2001


City and State: HOT SPRINGS AR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for list of ships company fro 1956, 1957, where are shipmates William John Gineau'Garry Hawk,Carl Wayne Fosnot,and others?

Keywords: uss cowell dd547 1956 - 1958



Entry: 9096
Subject: USS COWELL

Ed Arnold wrote on June 1, 2000

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am not sure where you got your info from on the Cowell. I served aboard the Cowell from Jan 1956 until Feb 1957. She was a Fletcher Class Destroyer. Her pennant number (hull number) was DD-547. She was armed at that time with four single 5" 38's, twin 3" 50's, Five torpedo tubes and depth charge roll racks of the stern. When I went aboard she was in Vallejo (Mare Island) for complete overhaul. When we went on a speed run under the Golden Gate about April of 1956 she logged 39.9 kts. She was the fastest can in the Pacific Fleet when she did that. She was later sold to Argentina. Ed Arnold USNR ICFN
PS The Cowell does have reunions on the East Coast as the ex-shipmate that organizes such reunions lives there. His name is Smalley, but I have lost any other info on him. If you respond maybe I can have more on him. The Cowell was named after a Lt Cowell who died as a result of wounds recieved aboard the old USS Essex in the war of 1812 off Valpariso.

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