USS Ellyson (DMS-19)


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Entry: 89494
Subject: USS ELLYSON (DMS-19) SHIPMATES

Anne Riopel wrote on August 12, 2014


City and State: THREE RIVERS MI

Unit: FOREWARD FIREROOM

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Husband Ronald Riopel was a Boiler Tender aboard this ship from 1951-1955. We are trying to locate shipmates. He has often told me about Rabbit, though I do not know who that is. Many other men and memories that he would like to share with our son. He would like to communicate with anyone who served with him. Is anyone aware of a reunion for this crew?

Please email me so I may share with him.

Thank you. Anne Riopel

Keywords: Rabbit, New York leave, Jackie Gleason



Entry: 70682
Subject: USS ELLYSON

Randy White wrote on June 23, 2009


City and State: FLORENCE AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my uncle phill paul white serves on the ellyson,was going to make a career of the navy,when he found out us was giving (HIS) ship to japan he did not re-up.

phil gave me a full color picture of her at sea,with her battle ribbons.

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Entry: 62899
Subject: SHIP MATE MAY 1951 TO JULY 1954

Joseph Perri SR. wrote on November 8, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State: STATEN ISLAND NY

Unit: USS ELLYSON DMS 19- AFTER ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Four of the greatest years of my Life

Previously lived in 176 34th Street Brooklyn NY

Keywords: Boot Camp Newport Rhode Island October 10th 1950
Approx Jan 1951 Great Lakes Machinist Mate School
Approx May 1951 Aboard USS Ellyson in Charleston S.C.
until Discharged July 1954



Entry: 61140
Subject: PLEASE ADD MY FATHER!

Julie Morse wrote on May 29, 2007


City and State: PIONEER OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: RONALD ARTHUR MORSE b. JULY 18, 1934. MEADVILLE,PA...d. FEBRUARY 14, 1974. LAS VEGAS, NV. AND BURRIED IN KINGMAN, ARIZONA. HE WAS STATIONED IN CHARLSTOWN, SOUTH CAROLINA. HE WAS A COOK ABOARD THE USS ELLYSON DMS 19, AND WAS ON SEVERAL MEDITERIANIAN CRUISES. DISCHARGED IN 1953. HIS GRAVE IS NOT MENTIONED IN THE VETERAINS GRAVESITES, NOR LISTED AS A NAVAL VET; I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO GET HIM LISTED AS SUCH? SINCERELY, JULIE MORSE (DAUGHTER)

Keywords: USS ELLYSON DMS 19 - HONORABLE DISCHARGE IN 1953.



Entry: 60646
Subject: USS ELLYSON

Julie Morse wrote on April 12, 2007


City and State: TOLEDO OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER WAS ABOARD THE USS ELLYSON, USS PLOVER, AND THE USS VERDIN DURING HIS YEARS IN SERVICE. DISCHARGED IN 1953. SERVICE NUMBER WAS 3277445, CS3, NAME -RONALD A. MORSE.

Keywords: HE LOVED BEING THE COOK! MADE WHAT HE LIKED TO EAT AND PROUD OF IT. LOL



Entry: 17974
Subject: ON BOARD,1951 AND 1952

Bill Sharkey wrote on July 14, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: hi to my shipmates

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Entry: 5088
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 18, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.


USS ELLYSON (DMS-19)


(DD-454: dp. 1,630; 1. 347'10"; b. 36'1"; dr. 15'8"; s. 38 k.; cpl. 208; a. 4 6", 5 21" tt., 6 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Benson)


“...served in the Mediterranean with the 6th Fleet...”


Ellyson (DD-454) was launched 26 July 1941 by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., Kearny, N.J.; sponsored by Miss Gordon Ellyson, daughter of Commander Ellyson; and commissioned 28 November 1941 Lieutenant Commander L. B. Rooney in command. She was reclassified DMS-19, 15 November 1944.


Attached to Mine Force, Atlantic Fleet, Ellyson continued to operate from Charleston on training duty along the east coast and in the Caribbean. She served in the Mediterranean with the 6th Fleet in 1949, 1951, and 1953. On 4 May 1954 her designation reverted to DD-454. She was decommissioned 19 October 1954, and transferred to the Japanese Government 20 October 1954 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program. She serves in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force as Asakaze.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, BENSON CLASS, MEDITERRANEAN, 6TH FLEET, ATLANTIC FLEET, MINE FORCE,







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