USS Fiske (DD-842)


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Entry: 78600
Subject: USS FISKE SKIPPER 1970-72

James Murphy III wrote on April 15, 2011

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City and State:

Unit: COMCRUDESLANT/NEWPORT,RI

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Captain Pettyjohn insisted the crew warp the ship
into the drydock at the shipyard, in deference to
old (uss Constitution) which was berthed
quite near to us. All hands including Chiefs and some of the jr. officers assisted. it was quite a happy
evolution. (remember those rough atlantic unreps?)
This was easy. As I recall the drydock had an inscription at its head: "commissioned during the administration of pres. John Quincy Adams, completed
during the administration of pres. Andrew Jackson."
Capt. Pettyjohn was an excellent skipper and related
well to the crew."remember men, you are warriors and
this is a warship" Tin can Navy forever!

Keywords: uss fiske (DD842) for BudHovestadt entry 66239
I served on fiske 1971-72. Skipper's name was
Pettyjohn, first name was William, I think. He was
indeed a good Capt. I was an RM and some of us printed
a weekly newspaper - 'The Binnacle' while underway.
We warped her manually into dryd alongside Constitution at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston



Entry: 78530
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO KNEW MY DAD

Melissa Cornell Graham wrote on April 10, 2011

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City and State: GHENT WV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY FATHER SERVED IN THE US NAVY FOR MANY YEARS. FROM 1952-1971. HIS NAME WAS CLARENCE H CORNELL. HE WAS ON USS FISKE (DD-842) APR 6,1970 TO DEC 15, 1971. HE WAS ALSO ON USS OAKRIDGE (LANTFLT, ROTA SPAIN) 1969-1970
PLUS OTHERS. I AM TRYING TO FIND SOMEONE WHO KNEW HIM. I AM 37 YEARS OLD AND MY FATHER PASSED AWAY IN 1982 WHEN I WAS 8. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE NAVY AND ALSO BE ABLE TO SHARE IT WITH MY CHILDREN.

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Entry: 76208
Subject: INCIDENT IN MOZAMBIQUE

Toni Osheku wrote on September 20, 2010


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Looking for someone who remembers a disturbance in Lourenco Marques involving crew members from the USS Noa DD-841 and USS Fiske DD 842.

Crew members from both ships were on liberty in the port of Lourenco Marques, Mozambique. Crew members were advised to wear white uniforms and some crew members were attacked in a bar by Portuguese military and civilian personnel. The situation quickly spilled out in the street and escalated into a major disturbance, resulting in a numerous injuries to crew members on both ships. This incident took place during the Red Sea Cruise for both ships in approx. 1973.

Keywords: duke, USS NOA



Entry: 68070
Subject: ANYONE SERVING BETWEEN 69 AND 71

Allen (Mac) McCullough wrote on November 28, 2008


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: just trying to locate friends on fiske between 69 and 71...... biehle,scotty,kirkland, blue etc.

Keywords: Mac



Entry: 66720
Subject: NAME OF CAPTAIN

Bernard (Bud) Hovestadt wrote on July 29, 2008

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City and State: OCOEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE FISKE THE YEARS I WAS ABOARD? 1970-72

Keywords: USS FISKE DD 842



Entry: 66719
Subject: NAME OF CAPTAIN

Bernard (Bud) Hovestadt wrote on July 29, 2008

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City and State: OCOEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WHAT WAS THE NAME OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE FISKE THE YEARS I WAS ABOARD? 1970-72

Keywords: USS FISKE DD 842



Entry: 66239
Subject: WHAT WAS CAPTAIN'S NAME IN 1970-72? HE WAS A MUSTANGER.

Bernard (Bud) Hovestadt wrote on June 27, 2008

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City and State: OCOEE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: ANYBODY REMEMBER THE NAME OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE FISKE DURING THE YEARS I WAS ABOARD 70-72? HE WAS A MUSTANGER AND USED TO VISIT US IN THE AFTER FIRE-ROOM AND SHOOT THE BREEZE WITH US. FUNNY HOW YOU CAN HAVE GAPING HOLES IN YOUR MEMORY ON THINGS YOU SHOULD REMEMBER. THE CAPTAIN WAS A GREAT GUY! HE USED TO BE ONE OF US!

Keywords: USS FISKE DD 842



Entry: 52476
Subject: CAPT. JOHN E. POND JR.

John Pond wrote on August 6, 2005


City and State: FAIR OAKS CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just thought that I would let the members know of the passing of my
uncle, Captain John Enoch Pond Jr. He was Captain of the Fiske from
25 Feb 1950 to 15 Sep 1951, during both the Korea involvement and the
circumnavigation of the world.

Keywords: USS Fiske 1950-1951



Entry: 49885
Subject: USS FISKE DD 842 1969 TO 1976

Jimmy Tworoger wrote on March 31, 2005

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City and State:

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: i am looking for info on the USS Fiske DD 842 from 1969 to 1976 if any body can help contac me at jimmyt2you@charter.net thanks Bm2 jim

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Entry: 47016
Subject: JOSEPH F. KUFEL

Sharon Leidheiser wrote on November 22, 2004


City and State: HILLIARD OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father, Joseph Frank Kufel, age 78 served on the USS Fiske, but I do not know the dates. He served 23 years in the Navy and retired in the mid sixties to go into teaching. He is still living and I wondered if anyone knows him. He was a chief petty officer when he retired. He resides lives in South Florida.

Thank You in advance for any information you can provide me.

Keywords: Joseph F. Kufel-my father



Entry: 46734
Subject: 1949-1952

Amy (Despault) Gillilan wrote on November 9, 2004

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City and State: EAST FAIRFIELD VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Lawrence "pitt" Despault was aboard the USS Fiske from Feb 1949-May 1952. I am looking for anyone who remembers him or just someone aboard at that time with some stories. My grandfather is still alive and I would love to present him with any info I receive.

Keywords: USS Fiske 1949 - 1952



Entry: 43485
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON WM.KNAPP

Vergean Knapp-Jurs wrote on June 3, 2004

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City and State: JANESVILLE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Trying to locate information for his children

Keywords: David Rose



Entry: 38952
Subject: USS FISK 1953-57

Allen Karst wrote on December 4, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for crew members fron 1953-55 for my father-in law.

Keywords: Bill Taylor



Entry: 38438
Subject: HATS

John Evans wrote on November 16, 2003


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: USS FISKE DDR 842

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: johb evans called jj or govenor

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Entry: 28600
Subject: MY FATHER....

Ron Wood JR. wrote on October 2, 2002

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City and State: PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: N/A

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: none

Keywords: USS FISKE



Entry: 28262
Subject: COMMANDER'S GRANDSON

Patrick Griffin wrote on September 14, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: MY GRANDFATHER, CY GRIFFIN, WAS COMMANDER OF THE USS FISKE DURRING THE KOREAN TOUR. HE TELLS ME STORIES BUT I'D LOVE TO SPEAK WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN TELL ME ANYTHING REGARDING MY GRANDFATHER AND/OR THIS VESSEL. STORIES, PICTURES, ETC WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

Keywords: USS FISKE



Entry: 24833
Subject: THANKS FOR HELP

Sherry Gillooly wrote on April 19, 2002

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City and State: THORNTON CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Thanks to all who have provided me with valuable information. I was able to present the pictures and stories of things he had long forgotten. It was very much appreciated. From a grateful daughter, I thank all of you for fighting for my freedom and prosperity. I cannot ever say this enough. May God bless all of you who have loved ones who were declared KIA/MIA/WIA for my father was one of them WIA in Korea. May you all find the answers you are looking for.

Keywords: USS Hawkins/USS Kyne/USS Fiske/USS Fox



Entry: 22629
Subject:

Sherry Gillooly wrote on January 25, 2002

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City and State: THORNTON CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: **UPDATE** These four ships traveled together during the time my father served in Korea. Dad advised me that the designation for them may have been A73. They sailed from Rhode Island all through the Mediterranean such as Greece and Italy on their way to Korea. My dad managed to make good friends with the cook (if you knew him you would know why he did that) and several of him and his buddies from the Hawkins would end up in a brawl of one sort or another on the mainland. Dad was from PA (Montrose, Brackney, Choconut) and they all traveled to Binghamton, Johnson City and were pulled over by the police in this instance and managed to talk their way out of being arrested for speeding and general rowdiness. If any of you remember any of this vaguely sounding familiar, please feel free to contact me via mail or e-mail. I would love to hear these stories from another perspective. Thanks from a grateful daughter to all of you who served. A special thanks goes out to those of you who forwarded information on to me about the Hawkins, that was very much appreciated by me and my dad.

Keywords: USS Hawkins; USS Fiske; USS Kyne; USS Fox



Entry: 21212
Subject: GENERAL INFORMATION RE: FISKE DDR 842

Richard Vogel wrote on December 4, 2001


City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: E. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard U.S.S. Doyle DMS 34 (A high speed mine sweeper, subsequwntly used in the filming of THE CAINE MUTINY) in Jan 1950. I was sent to the Naval Station for discharge three daysbefore the Doyle was sent to Korea. I was discharged, but re-called to duty in October '52 and sent to Boston, where the U.S.S. Fiske DDF842 (decommissioned at the time) was in drydock being overhauled and recommissioned as U.S.S. Fiske DDR842. She was subsequently sent to Gitmo for shakedown. While there U.S.S. Wisconsin arrived on a mid-shipman cruise. 20 of us from Fiske were lucky enough to board her for an extended weekend cruise to Port au Prince Haiti. Thence back to Boston for minor repairs and radar equipment up-date. Thence to Newport, Rhode Island, our home port. Operation Mariner, to Greenland and Iceland introduced us to heavy weather sailing, and related damage. Back to Newport. I was transfered to U.S.S. Braine DD630 in Boston, awaiting discharge in October '54.
Salt water does get in your blood, and there is no cure. My children will tell you, and now my grandchildren will suller the same auditory assault!

P.S. I'm not really an admiral, but it was my nickname in grammer school.

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Entry: 19473
Subject: USS FISKE DD842

Bill Ryan wrote on September 17, 2001


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: USS FISKE DD842

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 15111
Subject: USS FISK

Rita Blare wrote on February 19, 2001

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City and State: PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'M LOOKING FOR ANY IMFORMATION ON THIS SHIP OR ANYONE THAT WAS ON IT. MY FATHER SERVED ON THIS SHIP BETWEEN 1954-1958.HIS NAME IS RONALD U BLARE. ANY IMFORMATION WOULD BE WONDERFUL.
THANK YOU, RITA BLARE

Keywords: USS Fisk DDR 842



Entry: 12726
Subject: KOREAN TOUR

John Beidler wrote on November 4, 2000

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City and State: INVERNESS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I think you had better check your dates as to when the tour of duty took place. I had just finished boot camp at the great lakes in june of 1950,when I was immeadiatly put aboard the Fiske, we had no leave after boot camp. I went aboard and we were headed for korea right away. We took a short jaunt to newfoundland ,and that was it . your dates are wrong!!!!!

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