USS Diphda (AKA-59)


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Entry: 95238
Subject: USS DIPHDA

Walter Doyle wrote on January 8, 2018


City and State: SANTA ROSA CA

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Walter j Doyle was a chief quartermaster on the USS Diphda.

Keywords: USS Diphda



Entry: 77427
Subject: 1945 IS WHEN MY FATHER KERMIT (JOHNNY) LEE HENSON

Tammy Bollinger wrote on January 11, 2011


City and State:

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone knew him and has pictures I would love to talk to you. I was 3 when he passed. Thank you, Tammy

Keywords: My father Kermit Lee Henson from Leslie, WV served on 2 ships. One of them was the USS Diphda in 1945. He passed in 1963. Nickname Johnnie



Entry: 74880
Subject: RAMMING THE MISSOURI?

Thomas Flynt wrote on May 30, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Thomas Edward Flynt was onboard from '50 to '52 and remembers ramming the Missouri when transferring ammo. I am reminded of this becuase I am currently watching 'Mr. Roberts'. My dad says swears that whoever wrote 'Mr. Roberts' had to have served on the Diphda.

Keywords: Diphda



Entry: 70045
Subject:

Peter Cody wrote on May 3, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHEVY CHASE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: History of the ship after I was transferred from it in January 1946

Keywords: USS Diphda, AKA 59



Entry: 69803
Subject: SERVED ABOARD 1951-1955

Fred M. Schwartz wrote on April 9, 2009


City and State: GLENEDEN BEACH OR

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have some pictures of the ship and some of the crew taken during the period of mid 1951-1955. I served in the deck gang at first and then as a Storekeeper.

Keywords: USS Diphda-AKA59



Entry: 60441
Subject: SERVED ON USS DIPHDA AKA 59

Lloyd Peterson wrote on March 23, 2007

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City and State: SULPHUR LA

Unit: USS DIPHDA AKA 59

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I came out of Boot Camp in San Diago at 16 years old in 1952 onto the old "Rust Bucket" and learned how to get "seasick", chip paint and paint. Also the cruises we made and what it was like for those that had relitives on her, I may have seen, ate with them or even known them.
The Diphda was built for WWII and scrapped about 1997.

Keywords: "Pete", Cruises, Stories, Places, of a 16 year old out of boot camp to first ship. 1952-53.



Entry: 52910
Subject: WANTED PICTURES FROM 51 - 52 MEN ON BOARD SHIP

Michael Backus wrote on August 29, 2005

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City and State: GIG HARBOR WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad Walter Russell Backus Was on board the Diphda in 1951-1952 I am looking for Pictures of the men on board ship hoping to find more of him if you have any Please Email them to me Thank you and GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS

Keywords: Walter Russell Backus



Entry: 52054
Subject: CLAUD N. HOLT ABOARD DIPHDA, C.51'-53'

Jonathan Holt wrote on July 16, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served aboard the Diphda during the Korean War. I have some photos, but know nothing about them. Would love to have them explained. Some are of places the ship went and some of shipboard life. Unfortunately my Dad passed away in 81' and cannot help me. I would like to speak with anyone who served with him.

Keywords: Inchon, Puson, Diphda, Claud, Holt



Entry: 46586
Subject: GRANDFATHER SERVED ON USS DIPHDA

Kris Mitchell wrote on October 31, 2004


City and State: FULTON IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Robert J. Halverson served on the USS Diphda from about 50 to 52. Anyone who served with him, who may have photos of him during this time or photos of the ship he served on please contact me at the e-mail address provided.

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Entry: 45913
Subject: CORRECTION

Allen Stamey wrote on September 20, 2004


City and State:

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: should read "early 50's"

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Entry: 45912
Subject: SHIPMATE

Allen Stamey wrote on September 20, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am searching for a shipmate that served with me in the early 1960's in the shipfitting crew. His name is David Lytle.

Keywords: "R" Division



Entry: 45035
Subject: FATHER SERVED

Ruthanne Grimsley wrote on August 5, 2004


City and State: HARLAN IA

Unit: UN SURE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father Leonard W. Grimsley was a radar operator on the USS Diphda. I am interested in hearing from shipmates who knew and remember him. He died on February 5, 1986.

Keywords: USS Diphda, Radar Operator



Entry: 43611
Subject: 1952-1954 SERVED ON BOARD THE USS DIPHDA AKA 59

Rodney Burda wrote on June 6, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone that Served Aboard the USS Diphda AKA 59 Between 1953-1954 Please Email me, It Concerns Rodney F Burda, who's alive and well lookin for past shipmates to reminesce or perhaps offer information
Grandson
Dave Burda

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Entry: 43586
Subject: AKA 59 USSDIPTHDA WW II

Sandra Golden wrote on June 5, 2004

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City and State: FRIENDSHIP NY

Unit: DAUGHTER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for any surviving members from WW II, who served on the Diphda AKA 59 with my father, Karl L. Butler, who was a Radarman 1st Class. I am looking for specific information on where the ship went during the war. My father passed away Aug. 2000 from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Sandy Golden

Keywords: AKA 59 USS Diphda WW II Liberty Ship



Entry: 39331
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTO OF DIPHDA

John Bailey wrote on December 21, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm hoping some one has a picture of the Diphda that they would be able to email to me. My father, John H. Bailey Jr. served on the Diphda.
Thanks,
John Bailey III

Keywords: Diphda photo



Entry: 38814
Subject: CREW MEMBER PASSES ON

Robert Burdick wrote on November 29, 2003


City and State: PAYSON UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My Father, Robert A. Burdick served as store keeper on board diphda 4-46 thru 11-46 he passed away 4-03 . I give him a picture of his ship about a year prior to his death. He sobbed like I have never seen him do. He said it was the greatest gift anyone had ever given him. Diphda lives on thru me his son, Robert B. Burdick

Keywords: uss diphda aka 59



Entry: 30137
Subject: USS DIPHDA

Dee Roberson wrote on December 3, 2002

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City and State: GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Hughdon Lamar Roberson, served as gunner on the USS Diphda. He was called Robbie by most of his friends. I am in search of anyone that might have known my father. I know that there was time spent in Japan and there was a visit to California (for repairs I believe). Please if you have any info, feel free to contact me. I am very interested in that part of Dad's life and I know sooo very little about it.

Keywords: Nickname: Robbie
Friend: Joe for Louisiana
Ship: USS Diphda



Entry: 29970
Subject: DO YOU KNOW HUGH DON ROBERSON (USS DIPHDA APPROX 1949-1953)

Sharon Copeland wrote on November 27, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served in the Korean War and I would like to talk to folks who may have knew him. His name was Hugh Don Roberson, from Georgia, and was called Don. He served on the USS Diphda. He passed away almost 7 years ago and now that I am old enough to want to know more, it is too late.I would love to talk to anyone who knew him.

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Entry: 27437
Subject: SERVED IN 1954 TO 1956

Ricardo Valerga wrote on August 6, 2002

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City and State: WESTWOOD CA

Unit: BM.SM. 1ST DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: would like to find crew members that served in 1954 to 1956

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Entry: 27436
Subject: SERVED IN 1954 TO 1956

Ricardo Valerga wrote on August 6, 2002

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City and State: WESTWOOD CA

Unit: BM.SM. 1ST DIVISION

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

Comments: Would like to find crew members from 1954 to 1956

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Entry: 24327
Subject:

Dan Mathers wrote on March 27, 2002

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City and State: URBANDALE IA

Unit: ELECTRICIAN/IC

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the ship from 1953 - 1956.

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Entry: 24050
Subject: REUNION IN DENVER JUNE 21-23, 2002

Ronald A. Campagna wrote on March 18, 2002


City and State: SILVERDALE WA

Unit: USS DIPHDA AKA-59

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 20503
Subject: LOOKING FOR RUBEN LEONARD ARE ANYONE ELSE WHO SERVED ON DIPHDA FROM 1955 --1956

Willard Frazer wrote on November 11, 2001

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 20489
Subject: LOOKING FOR RUBEN LEONARD 1955 ----1956

Willard Frazer wrote on November 11, 2001

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 19764
Subject: SERVED ON DIPHDA IN WW 2

Thomas Foster wrote on October 5, 2001


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER, WILLIAM FOSTER SERVED ABOARD THE USS DIPHDA FORM 1943 TO 1945.

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Entry: 18306
Subject: DIPHDA PICTURES ANY

Carl Valdrow wrote on July 28, 2001


City and State: DAVIS CA

Unit: USS DI[PHDA AND USNH CORONA, CA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any pictures of Crew and of activities
on board. from 1052 50 1953.

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Entry: 18136
Subject: 1952-1956

Pete Noble wrote on July 21, 2001


City and State: NEWPORT BEACH CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for C.E. Cameron F.E Starr, and. D.A Tribbey. L Whitmore, R.T Snipes if anyone knows where they might live,, please contact me

Keywords: aboard the USS DIPHDA 1952-56



Entry: 15969
Subject: ANYONE AKA 59 OCT 50 JUNE 52

Phillip W. (Red) Bissonnette wrote on April 16, 2001

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City and State: TYNGSBORO MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to correspond with anyone who served aboard from oct. 1950 to june 1952 also any reunion info

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