USS Endicott (DMS-35)










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Entry: 91121
Subject: BRONZE STAR MEDAL & COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on May 4, 2015


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: LCDR. Louie Woodrow Barnard, USN, C O of the USS Endicott-DMS-35, was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal with Combat V, for heroic achievement or service during military operations
against enemy forces, 1, Oct. to 11, Dec. 1951.

Keywords: Korean War --- 01, Oct. to 11, Dec. 1951 --- USS ENDICOTT-DMS-35 --- Destroyed 14 Enemy
Mines - Songjin Inner-Harbor --- Ship's 5' 38 Guns blew up the Pusan Limited Train --- DMS-35
Hit by enemy 120 mm guns.



Entry: 83504
Subject: CONCORD

Ed Porter wrote on June 30, 2012

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City and State:

Unit: HMS CONCORD TEMPORARY DUTY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on Alacrity prior to my draft to Concord, I
served on Ceylon for a short period when Lord Alexander
the then UK Defensive Minister was aboard at Inchon

Keywords: Concerning Alacrity and Concord



Entry: 81648
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 7, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On Jan.3,1952, a F9F-2,Bu.No.127132 aircraft of
Squadron VF-111 off of the USS Valley Forge CV-45,
was hit by enemy AAA fire, and ditched in Songjin
Harbor. The pilot Ens.Earl R.Reimers was rescued by
the USS Endicott DMS-35. WELL DONE, USS ENDICOTT DMS-
35.

Keywords: Songjin Harbor-VF-111-USS Valley Forge CV-45-F9F-2



Entry: 76920
Subject: ENDICOTT AND HTMS PRASAE

Duncan Stearn wrote on November 25, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am an Australian journalist in Thailand who would love to hear from any sailors on the Endicott who were involved in the rescue of the Thai sailors aboard the stranded HTMS Prasae. I would like to find out as precisely as possible the location of the grounding of that Thai warship and the events that followed in January 1951. Thankyou.

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Entry: 68335
Subject: USS ENDICOTT (DMS-35)

John Parlapiano wrote on December 21, 2008


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: On board from 1947 to 1951
9 months 3 days combat in Korea.
the USS Endicott DMS-35 is the best ship with the best crew members that has ever wore the Navy uniform.
God bless each and everyone who has ever served on the USS Endicott DMS-35. i pray we will all meet again in heaven and we can talk all we want.
with much honor and respect,
John N. Parlapiano
565-71-47 GMSN

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Entry: 67647
Subject: TASK ELEMENT 95.22

Ed Porter SR. wrote on October 28, 2008

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City and State:

Unit: HMS CONCORD

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was on HMS Concord at the time as temporary radio staff
I had previously served in MHS Alacrity which had also come under fire from shore batteries at Inchon, Alacrity was hit by 37mm shells but thankfully sustained no casualties. I remember when Concord was hit, the 75mm shell missed the gun layer and I think one of the loaders was killed immediately, the shell hit the after superstructure and destroyed the sick bay, a severly injured shipmate was taken to our messdeck where the surgeon fought to save his life but his main artery had been severed and he died. Both were buried at sea,
the US Navy chaplain from one of the other ships in the group offered his services but our Captain respectfully declined.

Keywords: HMS Concord Inchon



Entry: 58475
Subject: KOREA 51-53 HMS CONCORD RN

James Owen SR. wrote on August 14, 2006


City and State: CLEETHORPES NE LINCS

Unit: ROYAL NAVY .DESTROYERS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: AGE MIGHT HAVE DIMMED MY MEMORY BUT I WELL REMEMBER
THAT ACTION IN INCHON BAY.
USS ENDICOTT WAS SWEEPING MINES IN THE BAY BEFORE THE LANDINGS TOOK PLACE AND CAME UNDER FIRE FROM SHORE BATTERIES. MY SHIP HMS CONCORD WENT IN TO LAY A SMOKE SCREEN AROUND HER AND WAS TARGETTED BY THE BATTERIES AND RECEIVED A HIT ON OUR AFTER GUN MOUNTING KILLING TWO GUN CREW AND INJURING FOUR OTHERS.
USS ENDICOTT AND HMS CONCORD WERE VERY CLOSE FRIENDS ESPECIALLY WHEN WE GOT ASHORE TOGETHER IN SASEBO JAPAN
YOURS WITH GREAT ADMIRATION
JAMES OWEN EX RN

Keywords: INCHON BAY USS ENDICOTT HMS CONCORD RN



Entry: 44974
Subject: USS ENDICOTT DMS-35

Bill Minick wrote on August 3, 2004


City and State: BOCA RATON FL

Unit: 1951 TO 1953

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from shipmates, anytime.

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Entry: 40334
Subject: USS ENDICOTT DD 495

William Wright wrote on January 27, 2004


City and State: BUNKIE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: On the Endicott from 1946-1950. Looking for other shipmates.

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Entry: 17304
Subject: USS ENDICOTT DMS 35 2ND KOREAN TOUR

Howard Mathieson wrote on June 13, 2001

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City and State: BARSTOW CA

Unit: USS ENDICOTT DMS 35

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Endicott DMS 35 2nd Korean Tour Under CDR Bernard

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Entry: 17301
Subject: 1950 - 53

Howard Mathieson wrote on June 13, 2001

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City and State: BARSTOW CA

Unit: USS SYMBOL AM123, USS ENDICOTT DMS 35

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: 1950 t0 1953Mine Sweepers Where the fleet goes we've been

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Entry: 16868
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP MATES USS ENDICOTT DMS

Marion K. Baker wrote on May 28, 2001


City and State: MUNCIE IN

Unit: USS ENDICOTT D.M.S.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Ship Mates
From June 1950 until 1953

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Entry: 10755
Subject: USS LUZON

Philip J. (Phil) Healy wrote on August 1, 2000


City and State: DEARBORN MI

Unit: USS LUZON ARG 2SA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: name of dms in drydock with large hole in starboard side near amidships

Keywords: sasebo drydock summer 1951spring 51



Entry: 5096
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

Comments:


USS ENDICOTT (DMS-35)


(DD-495: dp. 1 630; 1. 348'4"; b. 36'1"; dr. 13'6"; s. 35 k.; cpl. 208; a. 4 5", 5 21" tt., 6 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Bristol)


“...she rescued the crew of the grounded Siamese frigate Prase...”


Endicott (DD-495) was launched by the Seattle Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp., Seattle, Wash., on 5 April 1942, sponsored by Miss Bettie L. Rankin, and commissioned 25 February 1943, with Lieutenant Commander W. S. Heald, in command. She was reclassified DMS-35 on 30 May 1945.


In June 1950 she weighed anchor for the coast of Korea where she screened carriers Badoeng Strait (CVE-116) and Sicily (CVE-118). Steaming to Chinhae Wan in August, she lent direct fire support to the U.N. troops and on 15 September escorted a Korean LST in a feint attack against Chang Sa Dong. When the LST broached, Endicott stood guard until help arrived.


She continued her harassment of the enemy following the Inchon landings, cruising along the east coast of Korea and, supporting the minesweeping force. For the remainder of the year she afforded sweeping assistance at Wonsan and then at Hungnam prior to the evacuation of troops forced by the penetration of the Chinese Communists.


In January 1951 she rescued the crew of the grounded Siamese frigate Prase and stood guard until the latter had to be destroyed. Early in February she led a minesweeping force in bombarding the port of Wonsan and sweeping to the northward.


An overhaul in San Diego was succeeded by Endicott's second tour in Korean waters. She reported to Commander Naval Forces in October and returned to shore bombardment and patrol. During the first half of 1952 she cruised on the Songjin Patrol and devoted the last 4 months of the year to overhaul at Long Beach.


Early in 1953 she again sailed for the Far East to patrol and provide gun support for minesweepers operating in the Korean area.


Endicott received repairs at Long Beach in August and thereafter conducted individual and fleet exercises in local waters. On 17 August 1954 she was decommissioned and placed in reserve at San Diego. Endicott was reclassified DD-495 on 15 July 1955.



From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, BRISTOL CLASS, USS BADOENG STRAIT (CVE-116), USS SICILY (CVE-118), CHINHAE WAN, WONSAN, HUNGNAM, PRASE, SONGJIN PATROL,







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