USS Diachenko (APD-123)










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Entry: 94064
Subject: CHENK CREW 64-68

Jim Hayman SR wrote on December 9, 2016


City and State: PAWTUCKET RI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Came aboard the Diachenko in 1964-65 in Long Beach as seamen and left as BM3. Served with Fletcher BM!, Browne BM2, Rasso,Weedman and Mac. Lost my cruise book loin for pis or how to have copy made. Also forgot Don Warden--Moose

Keywords: Did Nam, crossed Equator made Shellback great memories



Entry: 92098
Subject: FRIENDS OF JULIUS R. GOSSETT

Cathy Mitchell wrote on October 30, 2015


City and State:

Unit: USS DIACHENKO

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served on the Diachenko with my dad, Julius (Jerry) Gossett. I believe that he served on the Diachenko during the Korean War or maybe WWII. I would love to hear from anyone who might have crossed paths with him. We have many slides of his time in China (and maybe Korea). I wish we knew more. He passed away in 1997. Please contact me if you remember Jerry Gossett, BM1.

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Entry: 80293
Subject: DIACHENKO 1963 TO 1967

Russell Hughes wrote on September 7, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I just found this website. Have my sister helping
me. We were looking into filing new claim for agent
orange. I was diagnosed years ago for it and never
received any word on it. Found new info on internet
as of Aug. 30, 2011 on Veterans Adminstration
website, that more ships names were added to the
list. I have had
triple by-pass surgery, nerve damage and knee
replacement. Found Dowd and the mention of Weedman on
the blog. Would be happy to hear from some of my old
buddies; especially if any of you have had any
problems with the agent orange claims; anything would
be appreciated. My sister is the smart one with
computers; she's helping me. I was a BM 3rd Class,
Boat Captain and in charge of the boat deck, in
charge of wheel house for watches, lead helmsman for
refueling. I knew Weedman and Dowd. Haven't been
able to find the Diachenko listed as being a ship
that was listed as one for the Agent Orange
in Viet Nam; "Go figure that one"!!!!! Wasn't on that
updated list either, that I mentioned above. Hope to
hear from someone soon. God Bless to all my
shipmates!

Keywords: Diachenko APD-123, Viet Nam, Ray Dowd, Weedman, Agent
Orange, Enlisted 1963 to 1969 (Last date Approximate) 



Entry: 79697
Subject: APD123

Ray Dowd wrote on July 21, 2011


City and State: AMARILLO TX

Unit: USS DIACHENKO

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: was in deck force in charge of boat deck after weedman

Keywords: looking for shipmates from 65-68 



Entry: 78942
Subject: !944-1946 TAZEWELL 1946-1948 DIACHENKO

Everett C. Hadley wrote on May 17, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was born in East Blackstone Mass. and was Drafted in Mass. in 1944 I was in boot camp in Sampson. Everett C. Hadley

Keywords: APA209 USS Tazewell 1944-1946 Machinist Mate 3rd class Nick name: Professor
APD123 Diachenko 1946-1948  



Entry: 77804
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO FOR A VETERAN

Larry Nelson wrote on February 10, 2011


City and State: POTTER NE

Unit: RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Any information about his activities and friends, and places served would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

Keywords: I am seeking information on James A. Detrick. He was a Bo'sn on APD 123. He is in hospice care now. I am writing about him for the Veteran's History Project and need to fill in information.



Entry: 75790
Subject: S DIVISION

Ralph Reichmann wrote on August 14, 2010


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit: S DIVISION USS DIACHENKO APD 123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard the Diachenko form November 1947 until June of 1949. Came aboard right out of boot camp made the Alaska cruse then went to storkeeper school returned and made the China cruse then was transfered to the PCEC 882. My best friend on the Dicachenko was Bob Bickalew.

Keywords: Diachenko APD 123



Entry: 73166
Subject: DIACHENKO IN CHINA 1948 -1949

Ralph Reichmann wrote on January 18, 2010


City and State: FAIRBANKS AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to contact Bill Scott. He and I stayed at Port Facs in Shanghai with one other shipmate from the Diachenko to help with the evcauation of civilians in April of 1948. We rejoined the Diachenko in San Diego in September of that year.

Keywords: USS Diachenko APD 123



Entry: 72491
Subject: COMMISSIONING VET

Mike Nitzel wrote on November 24, 2009


City and State: NAMPA ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Everett Nitzel, was a crew member of the Diachenko, APD-123, at her commissioning and served aboard until the end of WWII. Dad finished the war as a gunner's mate having been assigned to the forward 40MM mount and forward 5-in mount. I am searching for any early pictures of the ship and/or crew. Any pictures or contacts would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: APD-123, Commissioning, WWII Vet



Entry: 72060
Subject:

Lynn Maxfield wrote on October 24, 2009


City and State: LAYTON UT

Unit: USS DIACHENKO APD 123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Paul Marten or Dennis Brown

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Entry: 70255
Subject: MIGHTY DIACHENKO

Harold Schumann SR. wrote on May 22, 2009


City and State: VAN ALSTYNE TX

Unit: ENGINEERS

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ANY OF MY MATES OUT THERE
WHAT A WONDERFUL CREW
AND SO FORTUNATE TO SERVE ON SUCH A SHIP
SHE MADE MANY MILES
WHERE IS PETE AND MACK AND PEACOCK TODAY?
MAY GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED ON THIS
VALIANT SHIP

Keywords: KOREAN CONFICT 52 AND 53



Entry: 63763
Subject: KOREA UDT-1 1ST PLATOON- AL WASHINGTON

Jill Burrus wrote on January 10, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: 1

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father is Al Washington and he has many fond memories of shipmates from his UDT units - many in unit 1 1st platoon. If anyone has pictures that may have him in them or information/memories they'd like to share or interest in speaking with him if they knew him, please contact me - I can put you in touch with him - he'd love to speak with fellow Frogmen!
Thanks!

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Entry: 62538
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Al Petersen wrote on October 8, 2007


City and State: CLEAR LAKE IA

Unit: USS DIACHENKO APD 123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Greetings shipmates, I'm looking for shipmates in the 1956 to decommissioning 1959 time frame, then we became shellbacks..

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Entry: 62211
Subject: MY FIRST NAVY SHIP

Gordon Pickett wrote on September 7, 2007


City and State: CLOVIS CA

Unit: ORG SURF DIV - 11-39

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served 2 wks ACDU for training as a Seaman Recruit aboard USS Diachenko in 1948, out of San Diego. I will never forget hanging over the side in a Bo'sn chair chipping paint, and the 3rd class PO saying, "If I hear that chip hammer stop...I'll let go!" Later, when I passed by and peeked into the the porthole of the Officer's Mess, I decided "that" should be my destiny...not chipping paint! That year Fleet Exams got me appointed to USNA. So, I thank APD-123, her crew, and that Petty Officer for a great 26 year Navy Career. I would love to hear from anyone who was aboard during that training cruise.

Keywords: PD-123



Entry: 62093
Subject: TO HEAR FROM 1951-1953 CREW

Harold Schumann SR. wrote on August 26, 2007


City and State: VAN ALSTYNE TX

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES

Keywords: KOREAN CONFLICT FIFTIES



Entry: 61828
Subject: USS DIACHENKO APD-123 1948-1952

Stephanie Brownell-Buttich wrote on July 31, 2007


City and State: NORTH WALES PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Francis J. Yovish served as a frog man on UDT-1 on the
Diachenko from 1948-1952. He is doing well with a wife, daughter, son
and 3 grandchildren in the Philadelphia area. I am just curious to see if
any of his shipmates are still around or if anyone knew him. i would also
love to see more pictures of his time on the ship.

i can be reached at sbrownell215@gmail.com

fondly,
stephanie

Keywords: APD-123, UDT-1, USS Diachenko



Entry: 61378
Subject: OUT OF BOOT CAMP

William Morgan wrote on June 23, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: She was my first ship after I finished boot camp in Oct 1965. I made one Viet Nam Cruse in 1966-67. I was a deck seaman but I made 3rd class boatsnmate and was transfered to the USS Washburn AKA 108. And became a mike boat coxwain. I have a lot of pictures of the Diachenko in my scrap books.......

Keywords: BM2



Entry: 61255
Subject: 1955 DIACHENKO SHIPMATES??

Richard Whitworth wrote on June 9, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: ARVADA CO

Unit: SHIP'S CREW, USS DIACHENKO APD-123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Email me if you were a shipmate.

Keywords:



Entry: 60837
Subject: HMC DROSDAHL

Jim Drosdahl wrote on April 29, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father, HMC Arnet Drosdahl, was stationed aboard the Diachenko around 1958. Dad retired in 1962 after 22 years in, and passed away in 2003. Would like to hear from any old shipmates who remember serving with 'Doc Dros'.

Keywords: Diachenko Dros 1958 Drosdahl HMC APD123



Entry: 60774
Subject: WOULD LIKE A PHOTO OF USS DIACHENKO

John L. Andrews wrote on April 23, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: USS DIACHENKO APD 123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was an electrician mate third class on the Diachenko after the Korean War and we carried UDT teams to destinations overseas. I was on board during the decommissioning in San Diego in 1959. I do not have a photo of the ship and would like to have one if there is one available.

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Entry: 55432
Subject: DIACHENKO

Phillip Brown wrote on January 27, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: COOKEVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: ship



Entry: 55050
Subject: SHIP'S YEOMAN 1948-50

Jeffery Meaux SR. wrote on January 7, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: ABBEVILLE LA

Unit: USS DIACHENKO 123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I served as ship's yeoman from 1948 to June 1950. I foundly recall friends on board while going to China, Hawaii, Alaska. I wonder if anyone ever found out who stole the totem pole in Juneau and brought it aboard ship? What about those trips up the Yangtze River and the embassy personnel taken aboard with some of their possessions? I still recall Captain Purdue's sea sick dog, looked like a rug you'd find in a hunter's cabin. Other great memories, not enough room to write about all of them. Jeff



Entry: 54599
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Vic Vattuone wrote on December 12, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY REMEMBER A FELLOW NAMED FRED BUTTERFIELD WHO WAS INVOLVED WITH SETTING OF THE DEMOLITIONS ON HUNGNAM IN DECEMBER OF 1950
FRED IS EXTREMELY ILL AND NEEDS MEDICAL ATTENTION
FRED NEEDS TO PROVE TO THE VA THAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN COMBAT DURING HIS KOREAN PERIOD
HE WAS ALSO A VETERAN OF WWII AND WAS RECALLED TO ACTIVE DUTY AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF HOSTILITIES IN KOREA
IF ANYONE OUT THERE WAS ALSO INVOLVED IN THE DEMOLITON OF HUNGNAM AND CAN SHED SOME LIGHT ON FRED'S INVOLVEMENT PLEASE CONTACT ME
HIS RECORDS ARE TYPICALLY INCOMPLETE OR NON EXSISTENT
FRED ALSO SAID THAT AFTER THE DEMOLITION WAS SET THERE WAS NO WAY FOR THEM TO LEAVE THE PORT AS ALL BOATS AND SHIPS HAD ALREADY DEPARTED WITHOUT THEM AND THE DEMOLITON PARTY HAD TO USE A DELAPIDATED BOAT THEY FOUND FLOATING NEAR BY AND WORK TO GET IT OPERATIONAL SO THEY COULD GET THEMSELVES OUT TO SEA AND REUNITE WITH THE REST OF THE FLEET
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED
VIC VATTUONE

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Entry: 54523
Subject: WILLIAM B FARNSWORTH

Kenneth Dunipace wrote on December 7, 2005


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: APD-123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Bill,
This is a reply to your message 22393. I think I relieved you as Communications Officer. If you see this, send me an e-mail address and I'll expand on it.
Ken Dunipace

Keywords: ROK East Coast, Wonsan, etc. 1951-1953



Entry: 54058
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON EVERETT PARKER

Jeff Parker wrote on November 11, 2005


City and State: IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Everett Parker served in a UDT unit on board the USS
Diachenko in Korea. He passed away in March of 2005, and although
he spoke very seldomly about his time in Korea, he included his UDT
service in the obituary he wrote. It was obviously very important to
him. I would appreciate any information anyone has about my father's
time in Korea - memories, photos, etc.

Keywords: UDT, Diachenko, Everett Parker



Entry: 51128
Subject: HAROLD CARRUTHERS

Julie Wills wrote on May 27, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBUS OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Searching for anyone who might have any information on Harold G. Carruthers who was in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean war. member of VFW Post 2529 Sandusky OH.

I have information regarding a son of his who was placed for adoption in 1967.



Entry: 50556
Subject: OLD SHIPMATES

Harold Schumann wrote on May 1, 2005


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: 1952 AND 1953

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear e-mail old shpmantes of 52 and 53..... particluarly engineering

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Entry: 39274
Subject: E-DIVISION

Thomas J. Paulsen SR. wrote on December 19, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: ABILENE TX

Unit: E-DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on board this ship in 1961 and 1962 in vietnom area.

Keywords:



Entry: 32028
Subject: BOB BARTON (OZZIE)

Bobby Barton wrote on February 14, 2003


City and State: ST. CHARLES MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i am looking for information on my father during his time with udt's in korea.he was wounded in wonsan harbor and sent to hawaii to recover and then discharged.he has passed away and spoke to me of his time in korea only once,the night before i left for basic in orlando.his name was Oswald Robert Barton and he was a good man. thanks, bobby

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Entry: 30279
Subject: USS DIACHENKO (APD-123

Mike Schmitt wrote on December 9, 2002


City and State: BROOKLYN PARK MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served during the Korean war and was a part of UDT3 stationed aboard the APD123 - 1950, his name is 2nd Lieutenant Robert A Schmitt. I've recently read through his service record and saw your name listed on one of the documents… My father is still alive and well and he's interested in any information regarding the status of the men he served with.. Do have records that reference the men from UDT3 ?

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Entry: 23419
Subject: LOCATING

Mary Meeker wrote on February 24, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: RIDGEFARM IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi
I'm trying to locate any information on the amphibious craft that was found by the USS Diachenko(APD123) in Dec, 1953. The captain called for an Army crane to lift out of water and found all occupants on board.(MIA)What can you tell me about that day?-------mary

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Entry: 22902
Subject: 1950-51

William B. Farnsworth wrote on February 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WELLESLEY HILLS MA

Unit: USS DIACHENKO (APD-123)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: 1950-1951 USS Diachenko (APD-123), UDT-1, UDT-3,
MineDiv 31

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Entry: 22393
Subject: USS DIACHENKO PEOPLE

William B. Farnsworth wrote on January 18, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WELLESLEY HILLS MA

Unit: USS DIACHENKO (APD-123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: As above, would like to hear from either ship's
company or UDT 1 or UDT 3 or 5th Marine Div.
folks we carried from August 1950 through De-
cember 1951.

Keywords: Pusan perimeter, Inchon, Wonsan, Iwon, Sonjin,
Hungnam, etc. 1950-1951



Entry: 22110
Subject: SERVED IN DIACHENKO 8/50-12/51

William B. Farnsworth wrote on January 7, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: WELLESLEY HILLS MA

Unit: USS DIACHENKO (APD-123)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from any and all shipmates
from 8/50 through 12/51, Inchon invasion,
minesweeping at Wonsan, Sonjin, Iwon, Hungnam,
troop evacuation at Hungnam Christmas Eve 1950,
etc.

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Entry: 15827
Subject: WOULD ANYONE LIKE PHOTO

Richard (Dick) Conner wrote on April 7, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 14334
Subject: PHOTO OF SHIP I HAVE

Dick Conner wrote on January 15, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: SERVERED 1958 TO 1961 DURING DECOMMISION AND RECOMISSION

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Entry: 13445
Subject: CLARENCE ANDREWS DIACHENKO APD

Clarnece Andrews III wrote on December 4, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: my e mail address has changed to 49puppy@cableone.net in regards to the message about clarence andrews on the diachenko in korean
action

Keywords: diachenko apd



Entry: 12589
Subject: DO YOU KNOW ANY INFO ON THIS MAN

Andrea Etzel wrote on October 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information on mygrandfather his name is Byron Renner, he may have been knows has Pete to others. He was stationed on the USS Diachenko during the Korean War. He served from 1951 to 1955. He was a Navy frogman on the UDT 11.
I would like to know any information any one might know either on him or the ship or UDT 11 of that time. It is very important to me and my family.
Thank you

Keywords: Byron (Pete) Renner , Navy Frogman, UDT 11



Entry: 11679
Subject: LOOKING FOR LEROY TARTE

Albert Chandler wrote on September 12, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLEBURNE TX

Unit: CREWMAN ON BOARD APD123

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: CREWMAN ON BOARD APD123

Keywords: USS Diachenko APD 123
Shipmate







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