USS Gloucester (PF-22)


Photo by Hal Barker








Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 84081
Subject: LOOKING FOR 1951-1952 ROSTER

Francis M. Thornton JR. wrote on September 3, 2012


City and State: STONEWALL LA

Unit: 7TH FLEET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 81551
Subject: ABOARD FOR COMMISIONING IN 1950

Donald Boone wrote on December 30, 2011

Email Update Needed



City and State: GLENEDEN BEACH OR

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard the Glouchester when she was returned to
the USN from Russia. We put her back in commion in
Yokosuka Japan. We actually spent more time in the
repair yard than we did at sea. I thought it was great
duty and have many fond memories. Because of the
shelling in Korea, where we took a hit, those aboard
were presented with a special medal. If I remeber
correctly it was given by the then President of South
Korea. When we returned from Korean waters we went to
Sasebo Japan. As we entered the Sasebo harbor, every
ship had their crews standing topside in dress whites
saluting as as we passed by in parade.

Keywords: Original re-commissioning crew



Entry: 78008
Subject: SAIGON TRIP FILM FROM 1952

Kelly Nigro wrote on February 26, 2011


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Found this film footage on-line from the Saigon trip the USS Gloucester made in May of 1952.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675071171_USS-Gloucester_sailors-sitting_Majestic-Hotel_ships-at-river_Saigon-harbor

40mm gun training film from the USS Gloucester.

http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675071172_USS-Gloucester_training-program_trainees-fire-40-mm-gun_three-inch-fifty-caliber-gun

Keywords: Saigon USS Gloucester PF-22



Entry: 74167
Subject: FRIGATES AND LEND-LEASE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on March 31, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: IT CAME ABOUT AS A RESULT OF THE "YALTA CONFERENCE",
OF FEB.,1945. THE USA GAINED SOVIET PROMISE OF ENTRY
INTO THE PACIFIC WAR, ONCE GERMANY WAS DEFEATED, BY
PLEDGING MILITARY GOODS, AND SUPPORT OF RUSSIAN
ACQUISITION OF THE JAPANESE KURILE ISLANDS, THAT ENCLOSED THE SEA OF OKHOTSK. THUS US NAVY DETACHMENT
3294, KNOWN AS "PROJECT HULA" WAS BORN. RAPID PREPARATION OF COLD BAY, NEAR THE TIP OF THE ALASKAN
PENINSULA WAS UNDERWAY IN MARCH, AS THE SECRET EXCHANGE BASE. CAPTAIN WILLIAM MAXWELL,USN, IN COMMAND. COLD BAY WAS SAFE FROM PRYING EYES, SINCE NO ONE REMEMBERS HAVING SEEN THE SUN BREAK THROUGH THE
LOW OVERCAST. 15,000 RUSSIAN NAVAL PERSONAL PASSED
THROUGH COLD BAY, TRAINED TO OPERATE A VARIETY OF US
NAVY TRANSFER VESSELS. FROM MAY TO SEPT.,1945, 149
US NAVY VESSELS WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE USSR. 28 PATROL FRIGATES, AND NUMEROUS MINESWEEPERS, LCI(L)S,
SUBCHASERS, AND FOUR FLOATING WORKSHOPS. THE TACOMA-
CLASS FRIGATES REPRESENTED THE MOST VALUABLE VESSELS
TRANSFERED. THE NEW RUSSIAN UNITS DEPARTED IN GROUPS
FOR PETROPOVLOVSK ON KAMCHATKA PENINSULA, FOR ASSIGNMENT TO THE SOVIET FAR EAST FLEET. THE PROJECT
ENDED ON 05,SEPT.,1945. THE 28 FRIGATES LOANED TO THE
USSR IN 1945, WERE RETURNED TO THE US NAVY AT YOKOSUKA,JAPAN IN THE FALL OF 1949, MINUS THE USS
BELFAST-PF-35, WHO WAS DAMAGED BEYOND REPAIR. THE 28
PF'S WERE; 25-34-35-36-37-38-39-52-53-54-3-4-5-6-7-8-
45-47-48-49-50-51-21-(22)-26-27-55-70.---------------
"TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL NAVY"---1943-RETURNED-1946.
PF'S 72-73-74-75-76-77-78-79-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-
88-89-90-91-92.--------------------------------------"TRANSFERRED TO IRAN"--PF'S-103-104-105-106.---------

"TRANSFERRED TO THAILAND--PF'S-107-108.--------------

(ROYAL NAVY PF'S CLAIMED SIX GERMAN U-BOATS)---------

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Entry: 74166
Subject: USS GLOUCESTER---PF-22

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on March 31, 2010


City and State: ESTERO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: THE 75 COAST GUARD MANNED FRIGATES OF WW-II, WERE THE
US NAVY'S FIRST LINE OF COMBAT VESSELS DESIGNATED AS
FRIGATES, SINCE THE AGE OF SAIL.--------------------

THE USS GLOUCESTER WAS BUILT BY THE WALTER BULLER
SHIPBUILDING COMPANY, SUPERIOR,WI, AS PATROL GUNBOAT,
PG-130. IN APRIL,1943, SHE WAS RECLASSIFIED PATROL
FRIGATE-PF-22, AND COMMISSIONED 10,DEC.,1943, A
TACOMA-CLASS FRIGATE. DISPLACEMENT 1,430 TONS,LENGTH
303'11",BEAM 37'6",DRAFT 13'8",SPEED 20.3 KTS.,
COMPLEMENT 190, TWO TWIN 40MM GUN MOUNTS, NINE 20MM
GUNS, ONE HEDGEHOG DEPTH CHARGE PROJECTOR, EIGHT
Y-GUN DEPTH CHARGE PROJECTORS, TWO DEPTH CHARGE RACKS,
PROPULSION; TWO 240 psi-3-DRUM EXPRESS BOILERS, TWO
5,500 ihp VERTICLE TRIPLE EXPANSION J.HENDY IRON WORKS
ENGINES, TWO SHAFTS. MANNED BY US COAST GUARD, FOLLOWING SHAKEDOWN, THE SHIP WAS EMPLOYED IN TRAINING FRIGATE CREWS AT GALVESTON,TX. ON 16,JUNE,
1944, SHE WAS ATTACHED TO ESCORT DIVISION 38, AND WAS
LATER ORDERED TO THE ALASKAN SEA FRONTER FOR TRANSFER
TO RUSSIA, UNDER LEND-LEASE LEGISLATION. DECOMMISSIONED 3,SEPT.,1945, WAS RENAMED EK-26 BY THE
SOVIETS. RETURNED FROM THE SOVIET NAVY 31,OCT.,1949,
AT YOKOSUKA,JAPAN. RECOMMISSIONED 11,OCT.,1950, WITH
A US NAVY CREW, THE USS GLOUCESTER-PF-22, WENT TO KOREA ON 27,NOV.,1950, AND DID WARFARE DUTIES IN 1950,
1951,1952. TAKING A DIRECT HIT FROM ENEMY SHORE BATTERIES ON 11,NOV.,1951, THAT KILLED ONE CREWMAN,
AND WOUNDED 11 OTHERS. THE SHIP WAS DECOMMISSIONED
AT YOKOSUKA,JAPAN ON 15,SEPT.,1952. WAS LOANED TO
JAPAN ON 01,OCT.,1953, AND WAS STRUCK FROM THE US NAVY
REGISTER ON 01,DEC.,1961. TRANSFERRED TO JAPAN IN
MARCH,1962, WHERE SHE SERVED AS TSUGE(PF-292).
DECOMMISSIONED 31,MARCH,1968, THE SHIP WAS RETURNED TO
USN CUSTODY ON 31,MARCH,1969. FATE OF THE SHIP IS
UNKNOWN.----------------------------

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Entry: 68673
Subject: LOUIS NARANJO JARAMILLO MEMORIAL

Kelly Nigro wrote on January 14, 2009


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Created the following memorial to Louis Jaramillo who was killed on the USS Gloucester on November 11, 1951.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr and GSmid=47077034 and GRid=32180488 and

Or go to www.findagrave.com and search for Louis Naranjo Jaramillo in New Mexico.

Keywords: Louis Naranjo Jaramillo KIA



Entry: 65697
Subject: USS GLOUCESTER

Katheen Daly-van den Akker wrote on May 21, 2008

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Looking for anyone who knew my dad, Don Daly, who served on the Gloucester.



Entry: 49385
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIP'S PATCH

Aron Jordan wrote on March 6, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: CAROL STREAM IL

Unit: USS NORMANDY (CG-60)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Grandfather was on USS Glouster durring Korea. I would like to obtain a USS Glouster Patch for my son's flight jacket. Please contact me with any information that you may have on obtaining one. Thank You.

Aron Jordan, USN

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