USS Forest B. Royal (DD-872)










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Entry: 93970
Subject: DID ANYONE KNOW MY DAD

Donald Kearns JR wrote on November 12, 2016


City and State: MIAMI FL

Unit: DD 872

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Wondering if anyone knew my Dad, Don Kearns who served on the USS Forrest Royal in the 50's. My brothers and I have found a few photos and remember the stories about an around-the-world cruise, surviving a typhoon and the Suez Canal. He was from Boston, MA. To this day I still have his blue Navy uniform hanging in my closet. He passed away in 1990 and I'd love to know more about his Navy career and shipmates.

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Entry: 86461
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO

Eric Bittell wrote on June 8, 2013


City and State: CUSTER CITY PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, my Grandfather was Robert J. Bittell and he served on the USS
Forrest Royal during the Korean War. My grandfather unfortunately
passed away three years ago and I am trying to find any and all
info about the time he was in the Navy. He told me a little while
he was alive but I know there was so much more and I hope there may
be someone out there that can help me. Any info and/or pictures
would be great. Thank you in advance to everyone for their help!

Keywords: DD-872



Entry: 85902
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES AND PICS FROM THE 50S

Kyle Shope wrote on April 6, 2013


City and State: ASHLAND KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: my father is lloyd ray shope,he served on DD_872 in the 50s. i am
looking for shipmates and lots of pics. if anyone knows him or has
pics, please email me or call..thank you

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Entry: 84558
Subject: OLD FRIENDS

June McCarty wrote on November 1, 2012


City and State: GARDENDALE AL

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Alvin Ray Pittman was my dad. Would like to find someone who
knew him in service. How he got his Purple Heart and maybe
pictures. Thank you

Keywords: Forrest Royal DD872
Register APD 92
Roi CVE 103



Entry: 84267
Subject: US NAVY FORREST ROYAL

Vincent Guerrero wrote on September 26, 2012


City and State: WOODLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Vincent is 81 years old and has kept in touch with a
few of his shipmates. We attended the funeral of one
of his shipmates two years ago.

Keywords: Honorman; USSN DD 872 Royal B. Forrester; Recruit
Company Commander; Chinampo River



Entry: 83416
Subject: CAN ANYONE HELP ME?

Christopher Jennings wrote on June 21, 2012


City and State: SYRACUSE NY

Unit: MATTYDALE AMERICAN LEGION

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am look for information of my father Fredrick Carl Jennings Jr. Or a
list of shipmates on the USS Forrest Royal # 872 thank you if
anyone
can help me I will appreciate it thank you Christopher Jennings

Keywords: CJ



Entry: 82642
Subject: ANY OLD MATES STILL AROUND

Carl Johansen wrote on April 1, 2012


City and State: E SANDWICH MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Still fishing and playing cribbage. Looking for
cruise books any help would be appreciated

Keywords: Served from 1957 to 1961



Entry: 79210
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON THE SHIP FOREST ROYAL

Mary Heininger Burg wrote on June 5, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information on the Forset Royal naval ship my father was on as a military personel.
He was active duty in the 1950's.

Keywords: Ernest Joseph Heininger Machinist 1St class 



Entry: 69757
Subject: DD872 CREW 1949/53

Keith Kovacik wrote on April 5, 2009


City and State: VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for a list of the command crew of the USS Forrest Royal from the
time of June 1949 to June 1952. I have an item that came from that ship
that was made by a member of that crew, it contains a list of names;
Albert Sikorski, Lupu, Woody, Roccosta, Tworek, Hickson, Donegan, Hefty,
and 21 others. I was wondering if this was the crew from that time. The
item is an ashtray made from one of the main gun shells with all the
names engraved on the bottom. if anyone knows for sure that this is the
names of the crew members of that time I would love to know.

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Entry: 68558
Subject: SERVED AS A I.C. TECHNICIAN FROM 06/1964 TO 08/1968. VIETNAM VETERAN

Blair Jamison wrote on January 6, 2009


City and State: PHOENIX AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: SERVED THE MED, AND BLACK SEA AREAS.
ALSO SPENT TIME IN GALVESTON, AND KEYY WEST.

HOME PORTED IN MAYPORT, FLORIDA (JACKSONVILLE).

Keywords: BOBBIE TURNER, BLUEBAUGH



Entry: 68299
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER BOB LOWE WAS CHIEF PETTY OFFICER

Chuckie Lowe JR. wrote on December 18, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: UNKOWN

Unit: SEA CADETS MASS MARITIME

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: Charlie



Entry: 68298
Subject: MY GRANDFATHER BOB LOWE WAS CHIEF PETTY OFFICER

Chuckie Lowe JR. wrote on December 18, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: UNKOWN UN

Unit: SEA CADETS MASS MARITIME

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 67253
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES OF MY DAD

Shari Mello wrote on September 19, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: MCFARLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER HIM? HE ALWAYS HAD SO MANY STORIES OF THE TIME HE SERVED ON THE SHIP and ACTIVE DUTY! HE WAS FRIENDS WITH ALL!

Keywords: uss forrest royal boiler-tender aboard ship.
his is thomas blanchard jr. from chowchilla ca. and served in 1954
toured to korea, guam and other islands but don't recall now.



Entry: 66533
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY GRANDFATHER'S SHIP

James Powers JR. wrote on July 17, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: HI,

I saw a 2003 post from a Frank Reilly who talks about a bad storm damaging the ship he was on. I have heard a story of my grandfather (James Powers) on a destroyer that was surveying where to put the Texas Towers sites when a bad storm came up and almost sank the ship. He was a radar operator but was forced to do double duty of radio and radar do to lack of crew.
Any information would be much appreciated.

Thank you
James Powers Jr.

Keywords: Frank Reill, Atlantic storm, Texas Towers, Destroyer, radar



Entry: 65571
Subject: PICTURES OF DD872

Francis DePaola SR. wrote on May 11, 2008


City and State: CHARLOTTE NC

Unit: 5TH INF. DIV.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have a black and white picture of DD 872. if you need it for anything i will be more then happy to mail it
to whom ever.

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Entry: 63400
Subject: 2007-12-14

Jim Mellen wrote on December 14, 2007

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE 9TH REUNION OF THE USS FORREST B. ROYAL DD872

WILL BE HELD JUNE 19-22, 2008 IN LOMBARD, IL.

(CHICAGO SUBURB)

INFO FROM RON LARSEN

Keywords: USS FORREST B. ROYAL DD-872
YEARS 1962 TO 1965
LOOKING FOR ED. McCALLISTER, BN



Entry: 50579
Subject: 8TH REUNION

Ron Larsen wrote on May 3, 2005


City and State:

Unit: USS FORREST ROYAL DD872

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: 8th Reunion to be held in Norfolk, VA on June 22-25, 2006 at the Airport Hilton.

Keywords: Reunion contact



Entry: 48627
Subject: FORREST ROYAL

Robert Barefoot wrote on February 1, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHIPLEY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: my husband was on the ship in the middle '50. I would appreciate anyone knew him to e-mail me.
he died in 2001.

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Entry: 48443
Subject: LOOKING FOR JOHN HALL OF ARKANSAS, FOREST ROYAL, BOSTON, 1951-1953

Leona McCarthy-Cook wrote on January 27, 2005


City and State: BOSTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hope someone can help me. I'm looking for John Hall from Arkansas. His mother"s name was Ruth. He was stationed on Forest Royal in Boston, Ma.1951-1952. My mother"s name is Rose McCarthy, I know that she knew some of his shipmates. Hoping someone out there remembeers. Please contact me with any info. Would be greatly appreciated. Maybe even a photo. Thanks in advance, Leona McCarthy Boston, Ma. email is, lcook51051@aol.com

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Entry: 41450
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO NEW MY GRANDFATHER

Staci McGirr wrote on March 2, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for anyone who may have served with my Grandfather on the USS Forest Royal it would have been before 1967. Many of his family members never got to know him as he was killed in a train wreck in New York City on May 22, 1967. As for all of his grandchildren and greatgrandchildren, we never knew what type of man he was. Other than stories we have heard from our grandmother. My father was only seven years old when his father died, his sister 13, and his two younger brothers were just babies. If anyone out there may know him, please contact me as I would love to hear any stories you may have to tell, and if you have pictures, I know many of times you all take pictures when you are on deployment, I would love to have copies, I don't have many pictures of my grandfather, only about 3 0r 4.

Keywords: USS Forest Royal



Entry: 40315
Subject: DOES ANYONE KNOW TERRY MORT?

Erik Mort wrote on January 26, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: If anyone knows Terry Mort please e-mail me.

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Entry: 40251
Subject: USS FORREST ROYAL

Hubert Smith wrote on January 25, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: VA. BEACH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I AM THE SON IN LAW OF Cmdr. CHARLES W. FOX. MY FATHER IN LAW WAS Cmdr on th FORREST ROYAL..I AM FASINATED OVER HIS STORIES WHILE CMDR OF THIS SHIP..I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER HIM...I DO KNOW HE WAS A TOUGH OLD COOKIE..HE IS NOW 72 YEARS OLD AND STILL KICKING

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Entry: 36551
Subject: USS FOREST ROYAL DD 872

Arthur Folli wrote on August 28, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Was Supply Officer on the Forest Royal between 1951 to 1954. CO was CDR J . Philips.

Any info on shipmates and any reunions would be appreciated.

Keywords: USS Forest Royal September 1951 to June 1954



Entry: 34021
Subject: LOST CONTACT WITH RON LARSEN

Nat Holman wrote on May 6, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CEDAR KEY FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Ron Larsen, we have lost your url and need to get in touch with you.
If anyone can help us please write.
Also looking to get in touch with A.G. Taglan(d) who served on the Royal in mid to late 40's.
Greatfull for any help we can get.

Keywords: USS Forest Royal Reunion



Entry: 33998
Subject: SERVICE DATES-----04/52---12/53

Frank Reilly wrote on May 5, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH PORT FL

Unit: OPS. DIV.--SONAR F. ROYAL DD 872

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Med.cruise in 1952.Huge storm in North Atlantic in 1952 on way back to Newport, R.I.--WE WERE DIVERTED to the Brooklyn Navy Yard in New York to be repaired after the storm.---Would be interested in hearing from any shipmates or anyone who served on the Royal.

Keywords: WitzelWard, Hampton,Inman,Meuller,Joe Suit,MCNALLY,Sullivan,Maloney,"jOLLY Fat"Brown Dan Winnegar,Thompson ---All of the above in operations div. 1951,1952 1953.



Entry: 32685
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO SERVED 51-53

Kristoffer Brown wrote on March 11, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My Grandfather was QM Roger L. Brown of Moline, IL I was just wondering if there is anyone who might have served with him Please let me know if you remember him. Thank you for time

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Entry: 32606
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES YEARS 1958-1961

Carl Johansen wrote on March 8, 2003


City and State: EAST SANDWICH MA

Unit: FIRE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

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Entry: 32006
Subject: BLOCKADE

Chad Cox wrote on February 14, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father served on the USS Forest B. Royal during the blockade of Cuba. His name is Tommy Cox. I'm lloking for photos of the ship.

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Entry: 31666
Subject: LOOKING TO HERE FROM ELECTRICIANS WHO SERVED DURING 55 TO59

Robert Perkins wrote on February 2, 2003


City and State: WILMINGTON MA

Unit: US NAVY FORREST B ROYAL DD 872

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: looking for bill waller

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Entry: 30108
Subject: FORREST B ROYAL INFO

Charles Morel wrote on December 3, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: KAILUA HI

Unit: FORREST B ROYAL

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the Royal from 1966-1967. Looking for any shipmates during that time. You may e-mail me direct.

Keywords: USS Forrest B Royal, DD-872



Entry: 30063
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Pamela Williams wrote on December 1, 2002


City and State: OZARK AL

Unit: USS FOREST ROYAL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Mt father James E Fain better known as "Pete" Fain
last served on the USS Forest Royal sometime around the early 60's then went on to retire after seving in the guard unit while working at Fort Rucker ALabam. I am looking for information concerning the ships whereabouts and anyone that may have served with him that remembers him. My father is still in good health and recently retired and I am compiling a book on our family history. Thanks Pamela "Fain" Williams.

Keywords: USS Forest Royal



Entry: 27259
Subject: LOOKING FOR DADS SHIPMATES

Roger Heard wrote on July 31, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am helping my dad find out about ships reunions.He has never been to one and would like to hear from anyone that may have served Korea.
Henry Heard 2div gunners mate> you can email me thanks.

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Entry: 26211
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES

Robert Schlorff wrote on June 12, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAMERON MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WAS ON BOARD FROM AUG. 1952 TILL SEPT 1954. WAS FP2 IN SHIPFITTERS SHOP. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. THANKS!

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Entry: 26104
Subject: PLANK OWNERS

Nat Holman wrote on June 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CEDAR KEY FL

Unit: DECK

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for fellow shipmates of the USS Royal. I would also like to have information on the Jacksonville Florida Reunion this month.

Keywords: Nat. I was with the USS Royal from commissioning, at Brooklyn Naval Shipyard, on June 30, 1946 till Dec. 2, 1947.



Entry: 25086
Subject: REUNION

Mary Key wrote on April 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I need info on the reunion to be held June 26-28 in Jacksonville, FL.

Keywords: Gerald W. Key



Entry: 24782
Subject: USS FORREST B ROYAL DD872

Melissa Amra wrote on April 16, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who may have any information on my step-father.... he served on the USS Forrest B Royal DD872 from ? - May 10, 1952 when he was injured during some sort of battle....his name was Howard A "Rocky" Rockwood.... For those who knew him, sorry to inform you, he passed away in June of 1994..... Thank you.........

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Entry: 20483
Subject: MEDICAL

Robert Borwege wrote on November 10, 2001


City and State: FARIBAULT MN

Unit: MEDCAL CORPMEN

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: was on the royal, on it last criuse around africa,until it was given to the turish govt, it also had a small part with apollo 13 . 1969 to 1970 jidda, s a .. the whole crew ended up being golden shellback

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Entry: 20105
Subject: CREW MEMBER OF FORREST B. ROYAL DD-872

James Murphy wrote on October 23, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SHELBY AL

Unit: 2ND DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Royal from Sept., 1950 to Mar., 1954. I would like to here from any ole shipmates.

Keywords: Forrest Royal



Entry: 18174
Subject: FROM 1948 THRU JUNE, 1952

Glenn Platt wrote on July 22, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: USS FOREST B. ROYAL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANY OF THE SHIPMATES, ON THE USS FORREST B. ROYAL.

Keywords: WAS ON THE USS FORREST B. ROYAL, FROM 1948 THRU JUNE, 1952.



Entry: 14723
Subject:

Ed Pierce wrote on January 31, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: SOUTH FULTON TN

Unit: 21816

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to know where the ship USS Forrest B
Royal DD872.Also if there is going to be a reunion any time soon.Anyone on the ship during
the Korean War during 1950-1954.Would like to hear from any shipmate.
Thank You
Ed Pierce

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Entry: 14439
Subject: INFO ON THE FORREST ROYAL

Gregory R. D'Angelo wrote on January 19, 2001

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City and State: MONROE TOWNSHIP NJ

Unit:

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

Comments: I served on the Forrest Royal from
commissioning to Pensacola. Love to hear
from anyone who served during this period
and to know the history of the life of the ship.

Keywords: USS Forrest Royal
Gitmo. Cuba
Shakedown Cruise



Entry: 11922
Subject: USS FORREST ROYAL DD872

Earl Elliott wrote on September 23, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: IN

Unit: USS FORREST ROYAL DD872

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: David Patrick Harrington better known as Peter Hickey, are you still in Boston?
Claude Steorts, Ohio?
Teddy Zavalick from Simsbury how about you?
Kenny Vance, the mail man?
Joe Cornett from Oregon?
Don Kearns?
E. J. Jackson?
Any one else?

Keywords: SERVED ON USS FORREST ROYAL February 1952thru Oct 1955,2nd class YN at release from active duey



Entry: 8704
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON FORREST B ROYAL

Kevin Horan wrote on May 16, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: BOSTON MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Fredrick A Horan Jr was a boiler tech on the Forrest B Royal during the Korean War.He died back in December of 1997.I just wanted to see if I could find some history on his ship or if anybody knew him.

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