USS Gwin (DM-33)


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Entry: 68843
Subject: NAVY SERVICE

Romeo Marafiote SR. wrote on January 26, 2009


City and State: SUN CITY CENTER FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

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Entry: 64919
Subject: SONAR OPERATOR

Romeo Marafiote wrote on March 25, 2008


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Been a long time and my memory is poor.

The cooks treated me very well in return for professional haircuts.

Early discharge due to diplopia (double vision).

As Sonarman never found any enemy submarines (Korea didn't have any).

Keywords: Bud, The Ships unofficial Barber



Entry: 35060
Subject: REUNIONS

Jack (John) Nylin wrote on June 23, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAKE MARY FL

Unit: USS GWIN DM 33

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: sonar gang
Annarella
Cornwall

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Entry: 19908
Subject: USS GWIN(DM-33) 1953-55

Robert Lee Madden wrote on October 12, 2001


City and State: MECHANICSVILLE VA

Unit: MACHINIST MATE/ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 5132
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 19, 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:


NOTE: ALTHOUGH IN COMMISSION, THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.



USS GWIN (DM-33)


(DM-33: dp. 2,200, l. 376'6", b. 40'10", dr. 18'10''; s 34.2 k.; cpl. 343; a. 6 5" 12 40mm., 8 20mm., 2 dct.,4 dcp. Robert H. Smith)


“...duty with the 6th Fleet...”


Gwin (DM-33), ex-DD-772, was launched by the Bethlehem Steel Co., San Pedro, Calif., 9 April 1944; sponsored by Mrs. Jesse W. Tarbill, second cousin and sponsor of the previous Gwin (DD-433), and commissioned 30 September 1944 at Los Angeles, Comdr. F. S. Steinke in command.


As the Korean War necessitated the strengthening of America's fleet, Gwin recommissioned at Charleston 8 July 1952, Comdr. R. E. Oliver in command. For the next few years she divided her time between Caribbean and local exercises, European cruises, and NATO maneuvers, with time out for overhaul. In 1953 Gwin crossed the Atlantic for a 4-month tour of duty with the 6th Fleet visiting 10 Mediterranean ports before returning to Charleston 3 February 1954.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


Keywords: MINESWEEPER, NATO, 6TH FLEET, MEDITERRANEAN,







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