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Entry: 96612
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON MY GRANDFATHER

Adam Hebrank wrote on November 1, 2018


City and State: SPRING HILL TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I am looking for info on my Grandfather, Gene E. Hebrank, Gunner's Mate /Seaman (DOB: 9/29/1931-10/31/2001). He was originally from Port William, OH & he was stationed in San Diego, CA & was also aboard the USS Frank Knox in 1951-1952. From the newspaper article I found, the ship did patrol duty at Formosa and originally entered the Korean waters in the month of August with the 7th fleet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: Gene Hebrank, Gene E. Hebrank, USS Frank Knox, 1951, 1952, Korean War, Korean Conflict, 7th Fleet, Patrol Duty at Formosa



Entry: 96600
Subject: COMMANDING OFFICER N. GRKOVIC, CDR, USN

Charles Ritzel SR wrote on October 29, 2018


City and State: ORLANDO FL

Unit: MANY, MANY

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Looking for info about CO, Frank Knox when Reef indecent occurred. A Bio or Obit would be welcome. Worked for Cdr Grkovic 1969, 1970

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Entry: 88616
Subject: LOOKING FOR MAN WHO SERVED ON THIS SHIP

Patty Morris wrote on March 26, 2014


City and State: KETTERING OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Found photo of USS Frank Knox DDR 742 would like to find family of Donald G Hobbs, SN

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Entry: 88311
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATESSERVED 1950-1953

John W. Dugan wrote on February 12, 2014


City and State: PLAINVILLE KS

Unit: BOILER TENDER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would appreciate hearing from shipmates during this time, addresses, emails or phone
numbers. I have photos, do not have full names, any clues would be appreciated, upon
receiving information, I will get in contact with you.

Keywords: Nicknames Hegi Frankie Frisch-Gaylord Brock-Bacon-



Entry: 87449
Subject:

Darrel Hawk wrote on October 22, 2013


City and State: WELLSVILLE KS

Unit: FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: 12-04-1964 to 12-20-1966 sf3

Keywords: was called buzzard by shipmates



Entry: 84403
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX REUNION

Orville Krieg wrote on October 11, 2012


City and State: CLEARWATER FL

Unit: USS FRANK KNOX DDR-742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We have a reunion association founded by Bob O'Kon (deceased) I
am now President. We meet annually just completed 22nd reunion
at Seattle. Looking for former shipmates from WWII, Korea, Vietnam
1944 t0 1971. Contact me for further information
Orville Krieg

Keywords: 18 July, 1950 - 11 May, 1954 (3 yrs 09 mo 24 days) USS Frank Knox DDR-742 GM2



Entry: 82665
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES 68-70

Don Ricker wrote on April 4, 2012


City and State: SCOTTS VALLEY CA

Unit: USS FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 80559
Subject: ROBERT J. MARSH

David Sliffe wrote on October 1, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Trying to locate info on Robert Marsh, possibly
assigned between 1946-1966. He was possibly a navy
diver or demolitions expert. Received several
medals. I am told he also did some boxing. Any info
would be appreciated

thankyou

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Entry: 74615
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX KOREA

Jerry Davis JR. wrote on May 7, 2010


City and State: YELM WA

Unit: USS BELLEAU WOOD / USS ESSEX

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking to locate friends, shipmates, officers etc. Who knew my father during the Korean conflict on board the USS FRANK KNOX. I am unaware of his rate but believe he was assigned to deck force. He used to fight smoker on the ship in know that. I had a picture of him in the ring. I am not sure what other information that would be helpful I do know that they hit hawaii a few times (go figure) I am not sure where else. He passed in 1993 and I never really got to ask him the things I would now.

I have since served in the Navy as a radioman on board the USS Belleau Wood and the USS Essex. Both in Sasebo Japan. SEVENTH FLEET! Guess it runs in the blood.

Any help you guys can provide a fellow sailor I would appreciate it!!!!

IT2 (SW/AW) Jerry Davis USN Veteran.

Keywords: USS FRANK KNOX, DECK FORCE, BOXER, SMOKER, SWIMMER



Entry: 71204
Subject: LOOKIN FOR OLD BUDDIES

Rodrigo Ramos wrote on August 8, 2009

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City and State: SAN LUIS AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Im looking for old shipmates to have a renion from the uss douglas a munro so if you read this please look me up!!!!

Keywords: I was in the Korean war and im looking a Mr.Smitty and a Mr. Peterson and a Mr. Rogers in 1950 I boarded the uss frank knox and was transferred to the uss douglas a munro in 1951



Entry: 67327
Subject: FRANK KNOX 54-56

Frank Gattone SR. wrote on September 25, 2008


City and State: EVERGREEN PARK IL

Unit: DDR742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i was aboard from 54-57..don't remember too much..i worked in the engr office as engr officers yeoman..don't remember too many names but read larry bonners comments and i do remember him

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Entry: 66576
Subject: AFTER ENGINE ROOM 1958 TO 1961

Harold Cheetwood wrote on July 20, 2008


City and State: LAKE ELSINORE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Went to the Knox right out of boot camp in Sept 58. Worked and did my watches in the After engine room for the 3 years on board. Left the ship just before it finished the fram overhaul at Mare Island. Had a ball with the locals in vallejo. Cruise night every night of the week. Good times for sure, same thing in San Diego while I was going to A/C and R school.
Lot of good memories, the west Pac cruises and the trip to Australia. I just can't remember a lot of my shipmates names.
I do remember Dave Waddell an engine man EN 3,
The Wanlass brothers, both MM's,
Danny Oneal BT,
Tim Britz who ran the machine shop,
Bolinsky (SP) I think a BT. He and his partner run the slush fund,
Ketcham I think he was a BT 1,
there was also 2 other brothers out of Yuma, AZ. Maybe the Johnson brothers?? both MM's.
Went to MM school at Great Lakes (1959) and air conditioning and refrigeration school(1960) in San Diego while serving on the Frank Knox.
Have been in the HVAC business from the time of my discharge in 1962 until I retired last year. Thank you Navy for that.

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Entry: 66320
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX DD742

Charlie Fuller wrote on July 2, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I server abourd the Frank Knox from 1961 thru 1963. We were home based out of Japan. I was a radar man. Looking for some ship mates that served in that time frame.

Charlie Fuller RD3

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Entry: 63411
Subject: JIMMY (J.W.) GREGG

Jimmy (J. W.) Gregg wrote on December 15, 2007

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City and State: KEMAH TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on Frank Knox 1954-1958. Was ship welder - damage control. I'm in Houston/Galveston area now. Looking for others who served with me. Looking for DES PACK, FRANK KNOX, 1954-1958, Don Foreman, Iceman Walter Hanes, Don Foreman, Frank Cope, Schuler, Moose

Keywords: DES PACK, FRANK KNOX, 1954-1958, Don Foreman, Iceman Walter Hanes, Don Foreman, Frank Cope, Schuler, Moose



Entry: 62767
Subject:

Robert Allison wrote on October 28, 2007


City and State: BOYD TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: the name of this ship is on my dad's sea bag with several other names.
just wondering

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Entry: 62562
Subject: GREG ARATA TMSN

Greg Arata wrote on October 10, 2007


City and State: NOVATO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 62379
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX DDR-742 1961- 1964

Manuel Montoya wrote on September 22, 2007

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City and State: ESPANOLA NM

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Out of boot came aboard the uss Hamel AD17 1960, Was on the knox 1961 thru 1964.Station in yoko, japan. came back to state side in 1964 aboard the USS Piedmont AD17.



Entry: 61783
Subject: USS FRANKKNOX DDR742

Richard McSweegan wrote on July 28, 2007


City and State: OLD SAYBROOK CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Reported aboard at Long Beach in OCT 61 just prior
to leaving for Yokosuka. Have many memories of the tour of duty. Remember making the movie "No Man Is An Island" with Jeffery Hunter, being station ship
for 30 days in Hong Kong and our patrols into the Yellow Sea. Advanced to YN1 in May 63 and departed
the KNOX for a tour of shore duty in SEP 63.

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Entry: 57521
Subject: FRANKIE K SHIPMATES, 56 - 61

Gary Markell wrote on June 5, 2006

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City and State: POCAHONTAS AR

Unit: FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: When I was tfrd.from MM School Great Lakes to S. D. Naval shipyard to board the Frank Knox. I was late a few days and the Frankie K was later than me. She had to get repaired in Hi. before coming stateside. We couldn't go fast enough to drop our depth charges on the way to Mare Island in 1958. Captain Case was a "Mustang" prev. mach. mate, so he was down there with us and couldn't get any more out of it. That was the way the next 4 years went aboard my favorite Lady. I was in the fwd. eng.room then took over as the Logroom yoeman. Everything was changed in the Fram II overhaul and I got discharged then.

Keywords: Does anyone remember when we were chasing a sub. out of San Diego about 1959 or 60? Had the 7th Fleet out for 3 days and nights and then it surfaced. Was a whale. Typical of the rummies we had on board those days. Would like to hear from anyone who served then.



Entry: 57520
Subject: FRANKIE K SHIPMATES, 56 - 61

Gary Markell wrote on June 5, 2006

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City and State: POCAHONTAS AR

Unit: FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: When I was tfrd.from MM School Great Lakes to S. D. Naval shipyard to board the Frank Knox. I was late a few days and the Frankie K was later than me. She had to get repaired in Hi. before coming stateside. We couldn't go fast enough to drop our depth charges on the way to Mare Island in 1958. Captain Case was a "Mustang" prev. mach. mate, so he was down there with us and couldn't get any more out of it. That was the way the next 4 years went aboard my favorite Lady. I was in the fwd. eng.room then took over as the Logroom yoeman. Everything was changed in the Fram II overhaul and I got discharged then.

Keywords: Does anyone remember when we were chasing a sub. out of San Diego about 1959 or 60? Had the 7th Fleet out for 3 days and nights and then it surfaced. Was a whale. Typical of the rummies we had on board those days. Would like to hear from anyone who served then.



Entry: 53455
Subject: E-MAIL UPDATE

Wayne Warlick wrote on October 6, 2005

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City and State: CANYON LAKE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 52479
Subject: KNOX ON THE ROCKS

Harry Abbott wrote on August 7, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Knox on the rocks
I was on the Knox when she ran a ground. Reading some of the posts brings back memories like
it was yesterday. I’m going to be sixty next month and my short term memory sucks. but I can
remember that barge and the names of most of the men on it and the men trying to tie it down to the main deck . I was on the main deck trying to keep the barge from smashing hedge hogs like they were eggs. I thought I would pee my pants every time the barge hit the side of the ship and crushed a hedge hog
All of the men on the barge and on the main deck were friends of mine. Hit the beach with all
of them at one time or another. Before the storm the ships diver Scott went over the side to assess the damage. He was a big ol red head boy from Texas use to work the oil fields. This man had balls. there were sharks in that water twice his size.. Scott was on the barge, Pat Paterson BM3 and Pat Paterson BM2, Henderson BM2, RenskersBM3, Dwight Marshal BM3, Mike Downs, Jerry Boyd, Jerry Voss, Bull GM3(real last name) CobbGM3, Phillips BMSN,SweeneyBM3. Two officers on the barge. the acting XO. I believe he was from Boston can’t remember his name everyone liked him. and a JG, I think it was Mr. Brown .
After the barge was pulled away I sat in the barber shop With Klimas the barber and mellowed out until they passed out the little plastic bags for our wallets. Oh Crap!!!!

   Like to hear from old ship mates
Harry Abbott

Keywords: Knox on the rocks



Entry: 51619
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX DDR 742

William Madden SR. wrote on June 20, 2005


City and State: CHESAPEAE VA

Unit: USS FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: What like to hear from any of my old ship mates From the Ist div deck force and gungange

Keywords: Home Ported in China on Frank Knox DDR 742 1948 to 1949



Entry: 51618
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX DD 742

William Madden SR. wrote on June 20, 2005


City and State: CHESAPEAE VA

Unit: USS FRANK KNOXDD 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: What like to hear from any of my old ship mates From the deck force and gungange

Keywords: Home Ported in China on Frank Knoxs 1948 to 1949



Entry: 51318
Subject: MY HUSBAND WAS ON THE THE U.S.S. ELLET(398)

Lilly (Everett) May SR. wrote on June 3, 2005

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City and State: TERREBONNE OR

Unit: ?

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am trying to piece together the history of Mr. Everett's life, for his remaining blood child, Janet Everett,and grand children. My daughter sent for his records, but we wonder if there is more, then what we have already.
We would like to pass on his naval heritage.

I have no idea how much it will cost? But if there is a charge. Let me know, I hope I can afford it.

Thank You,

Lilly Everett, May

Keywords: wife of navy Veteran, he is now deceased. Checking for all battles, of the U.S.S. Ellet during 2nd world war.

He Participated in the battle of Midway June 3, 1942 and June 8, 1942 Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Solomon Islands, during the period August 7-9, 1942 Japanese dive, USS Enterprise.August 24, 1942.



Entry: 47638
Subject: CLARENECE 'WALLY' WANDERSEE

R.H. Vincent wrote on December 21, 2004

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City and State: BOISE ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Writing some stories on my uncle, Clarence "Wally" Wandersee, whom served in the Naval Armed Guard 43-44, the USS Frank Knox, DD-742 from 45-48, Naval Reserve, San Diego until 1955.

Have info from Bob O'Kon in 2000 on my uncle, but interested in anyone else whom knew him either before or after, any stories or images, etc.

Keywords: 1943,1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, Merchant Marine, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes Naval Station, Armed Guard Station, Brooklyn, NY., MS Rosemont, SS Aurora, USS Frank Knox, DD-742, Shipfitter 2nd Class, Asiatic-Pacific, American Area,European, African, Middle East, San Diego.



Entry: 47471
Subject: SERVED ON KNOX 64-67

Gary Platou wrote on December 12, 2004

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City and State: ROMEOVILLE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 47277
Subject: CHANG OF ADDRESS

Paul Roger Carnahan wrote on December 4, 2004


City and State: CAMDEN TN

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: TPSN UNIT NAME: USS Frank Knox DD 742

YOUR HEADER: Served 1960 thru 1964
   
MESSAGE NUMBER: 17299

EMAIL: pcarnahan1@charter.net POSTED: 2001-06-13 10:30:23
TPSN URL: navy/uss_frank_knox

UNIT: USS Frank Knox (DDR742)
SERVICE: - US Navy
      
FIRSTNAME: Paul Roger
LASTNAME: Carnahan
STREET: 3530 Highway 70 W
CITY: Camden
STATE: Tennessee ZIP:38320
COUNTRY: USA
TELEPHONE: 731/584-1578
FAX:

KEYWORDS:

COMMENTS: Went aboad at Mare Island Ship Yard durinr FRAM Conversion 1960. Served onboard while home ported in Yokosuka, Japan. Would like to hear from any ship mates from this time period.

Roger Carnahan MM1

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Entry: 47004
Subject: FIRE CONTROL TECH. , FRANK KNOX 1955-1957

Stanley Buck wrote on November 21, 2004


City and State: WALDPORT OR

Unit: FOX DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: An FT2, I was on the Knox for about 2 1/2 years. I used to know Perry Cramblit, Max Bahr, Phil Ciampa, George E. Smith, Ens. Krumwiede, Hammner, and others. After I left the Knox, I joined the Air Force for 19 years. Retired 1976 with 24 years service time.

Keywords: USS Oriskany from 1953-1954.
Basic at San Diego, Company 757, 1952



Entry: 41279
Subject: DEC DIV 49-53

Robert (Chicken) Baird wrote on February 26, 2004


City and State: BURLINGTON KY

Unit: USS FRANK KNOX DDR742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: aboard from late '49 to early '53, most in deck divs,search for anyone, try for Mousey Meyers,Dean Grubb, George Bacon (snipe)

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Entry: 40435
Subject: KNOX CREWMEMBER 45-48

Wilson Ross wrote on January 30, 2004


City and State: LA MESA CA

Unit: QM/SM 3/C

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Aboard and on bridge during collision with Higbee
during refueling off Hawaii. No casaulties.
Skippers relieved of command,after inquiry at Pearl Harbor. Division was Knox, Chevalier, Sutherland, Higbee. DesDiv 17 out of San Diego.

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Entry: 37478
Subject: SERVED ABOARD KNOX 1951-55

Larry Bonner wrote on October 10, 2003

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City and State: GARNER NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hi, I was trying to find the name of the fourth destroyer in our squadron in 1951-55, when I happened on to this website. I was an IC Communications Electrician aboard the USS Frank and remember the Hollister and Ozburn, but the name of the fourth ship escapes me.
The Knox published an album, filled with comments and pictures, of our Pacific Cruise in 1952, which I still have, but that doesn't help me. It sure brings back lots of old memories though, like: Captain John with the bullets in his ears, and, I think, the only brig on a destroyer in the US Navy.

Keywords: USS Frank Knox, Korea DDR742



Entry: 36984
Subject: KNOX 57-59

Bill Searles wrote on September 17, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: ET(N)3
Electronics gang

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Entry: 36271
Subject: HITTING THE WHALE

Robert (Soapy) Jones wrote on August 14, 2003

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My dad Robert C. "Soapy" Jones was a telegrapher aboard the USS Frank Knox 1950-1952. Dad loved to talk about his time aboard her and share his memories with my husband (now retired Navy). Dad passed 01 Oct 1996, but I will always have his memories in his cruise book and clippings about hitting the whale. Robin C. Jones Rogers MSN, ANP, CS

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Entry: 35959
Subject: I WAS THERE

Thomas Vernon wrote on July 31, 2003


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit: BOILER ROOM, U>S>S> FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the ship for 5 years. I went aboard early 1953. Transfered to U. S.S. Shields in 1958.

Keywords: Big Red



Entry: 34360
Subject:

Dennis Stanberry wrote on May 24, 2003

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City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 33162
Subject: NEW ADDRESS

Cindy Dugan Bechard wrote on March 29, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:















I am the daughter of Johnny Dugan who served on the Frank Knox from '50-'53. I have heard from several people through the help of this website. My e-mail address has changed though and I wanted to update the system. My new address is clbechard@hotmail.com. Thank you, Cindy Dugan Bechard








Keywords: Johnny Dugan



Entry: 32388
Subject: FRANKT KNOW DDR742

William Renken wrote on February 28, 2003


City and State: BULVERDE TX

Unit: SHIP FITTERS SHOP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Larry Cooper, MM2; who served during 1955-57. If you have any information, please e-mail me at Wilson-kim@prodigy.net. His last known address was in Texas.

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Entry: 31688
Subject: DDR 742, 1953 TO 1957

Ray Copenhaver wrote on February 3, 2003


City and State: GLENCOE CA

Unit: FRANK KNOX DDR 742

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served aboard the USS Frank Knox from 1953 to 1957 as an Electronic Technician. Would like to hear from anyone that served with me.

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Entry: 31030
Subject: SEARCH FOR LEON CHAMBERS

Ramie Larry Workman JR. wrote on January 7, 2003

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City and State: FIELDALE VA

Unit: USS TALLADEGA APA 208

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: LEON AND I RAN AROUND ALOT, WE BOTH PLAYED MUSIC, HE PLAYED ABOUT ANY INSTRUMENT INCLUDING THE PIANO

Keywords: LEON CHAMBERS, USS TALLADEGA APA208 FROM 1963 UNTIL I GOT OUT IN JUNE OF 1966. HE WAS SIGNALMAN 2ND CLASS. ORIGINALLY FORM FUQUAY VARINA NORTH CAROLINA, NEAR DURHAM NC



Entry: 29721
Subject: RADAR CREW 1950-53

Lonnie McCain wrote on November 20, 2002

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City and State: DUNCAN OK

Unit: RADARMAN - 50-53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Went aboard Jan. 1950 @ Hunters Point from Radar School, was on shake down cruise based in San Diego when Korean war started. Made two cruises to far east oboard Knox in 1950 and 1952, was transfered to oakland Naval Hospt. on return to San Francisco and received medical discharge in 1953. Would like to hear from members of "O Div" during that time.

Keywords: Radar Crew



Entry: 28520
Subject: KNOX ON THE ROCKS

Tom Thomas wrote on September 28, 2002

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City and State: BEND OR

Unit: USS CONSERVER

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was aboard the salvage ship USS Conserver (ARS 39), one of the first on the scene of the Frank Knox grounding. We laid something like 22 sets of beach gear. Also had a pumping crew on board the entire incident. Conserver was one of the two ARS's connected to her stern when she finally came off. Also the ship that towed her stern first into Taiwan. It was a terrible grounding and about the hards't salvage job I remember my 4 years on Conserver.

Keywords: Knox DDR 742



Entry: 28460
Subject: USS FRANK KNOX REUNIONS

Bob O'Kon wrote on September 24, 2002

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City and State: OAKLAND PARK FL

Unit: USS FRANK KNOX DDR742

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The USS FRANK KNOX DDR742 REUNION ASSOC. HOLDS ANNUAL REUNIONS. THIS YEAR NOV. 6-10, 2002 AT THE HOLIDAY INN FISHERMANS WHARF, SAN FRAN. CA.
I ALSO MAINTAIN A HUGE LIBRARY OF MEMORABILIA AND HISTORY ITEMS, INCLUDING LOG BOOKS, PICTURES, SOUVENIOR ITEMS, ETC. IF INTERTESTED CONTACT ME.
BOB O'KON, PRES. USS FRANK KNOX DDR742 REUNION ASSOC. 115 ROYAL PARK DRIVE, OAKLAND PARK, FL. 33309 TEL. 954 717-9906. Email: bobokon@aol.com
Thanks

Keywords: The USS FRANK KNOX known as the 'FIGHTING FRANKIE K' Served in three wars; WWII, VetWar, Korean. A very proud ship.



Entry: 28078
Subject: FRANKIE K

Bob Martin wrote on September 6, 2002

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City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: US NAVY, BT 3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: SERVED ON THE FRANKIE 'K' FROM DEC. 62 TO JUNE 65. WAS DISCHARGED JUST BEFORE SHE RAN AGROUND.CROSSED THE EQUATOR TWICE ON THE OLD GIRL.SCALDED BADLY IN JAPAN WHILE GETTING HER READY FOR VIET NAUM. WORKED IN THE AVT AND FORWARD FIRE ROOM AS A BT3. JUST WONDERING IF THERE ARE ANY OF THE OLD GUYS OUT THERE. IF SO HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS.

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Entry: 23219
Subject: ONBOARD WHEN SHIP WENT AGROUND 4-64 TO 3-67

Gary Platou wrote on February 16, 2002

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Was in foward fireroom when Knox went aground .

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Entry: 22956
Subject: SERVED DEC 1966 FEB 1970 BOILERMAN

Charles (Chuck) Graham wrote on February 6, 2002


City and State: FT. WAYNE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 22899
Subject: KNOX ON THE ROCKS - THROUGH RECOMMISSIONING

Kerry LeCrone wrote on February 4, 2002

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City and State: ATLANTA GA

Unit: DDR 742

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a Gunners Mate on the Knox (actually on the helm) at the time of the grounding. I stayed on in Yokosuka for the repairs and all of the Court Martials as a witness. I rode her back to the states and was discharged shortly thereafter.

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Entry: 22263
Subject: 'TILL THE COWS COME HOME'

James Siers wrote on January 13, 2002

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City and State: MOGADORE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The Division Commanders reply to CTF-77 when asked for small boys(Tin Cans) to extend their stay. I have four small boys who will stay till the cows come home, thus we returned in April 1951 instead of December 1950

Keywords: DesDiv 112-Ozbourn,Frank Knox, Hollister and McKean



Entry: 21975
Subject: BRAVE CREWMATES SAVE KNOX

William Dall wrote on January 2, 2002

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Comments: A number of the sixty three residual crew members left aboard the Knox should have received recognition for saving their ship from virtual destruction. After Knox was beached on Pratus reef; tropical storms took an awful tole on her hull when a barge loaded with her fuel oil and sixty five tons of munitions repeatedly slammed into her starboard quarter. Initially we laid our bodies over the stacks of every high explosive imaginable. The hulls crashed together and some of the munitions started to slide off the edge of the barge. When the barge came to the end of its cable tether, it would rebound and crash into Knox. A combination of this hammering effect and explosives rolling overboard gives rise to the question; what if the hammer,anvil and explosives all come together at the same time! Because I'm writing this, you can conclude that we did not die. It was only by the grace of God that I'm here to write about this to you. I don't have the names of those brave men; they know who they are. I think in all fairness that our Navy should recognize the saving of our ship Frank Knox DDR-742

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Entry: 21660
Subject: ALFRED SCHMIDT

David Schein wrote on December 21, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My name is David Schein and I work for a Law Firm in NYC named Weitz and Luxenberg. We represent men that have illnesses from Asbestos. One of my clients died from Mesothelioma, a cancer that is only caused from Asbestos. His Name is Alfred Schmidt. The reason I am writing is that Mr Schmidt served aboard the USS Frank Knox from 1951 to 1954 as a Machinist. I am looking for anyone that may have served about the Frank Knox at that time and also hopefully knows him.
My phone number is 1-800-438-9786 ext 587 or you can e-mail me back. If you have anyone and don't feel comfortable giving me their names you can just have them call me at the above number. I do not have a lot of time to find someone and would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you very much
David Schein

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