USS Hambleton (DMS-20)


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Entry: 93905
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFORMATION

Kimberly LaPrade wrote on October 29, 2016


City and State: LEOMINSTER MA

Unit: UNSURE

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Searching this site.. my grandfather Keith E LaPrade Jr served in the US Navy from 1952-1956 on the USS Hamilton (or Hambleton?) DMS 20. He was also on the Destroyer the Wasp (?) and was a first class radio operator on that ship, unsure of the years. He is now deceased, and was a relatively private person. Wondering if anyone here knew him or of him and would love to hear some stories and history of him or of his time on the ship. Thanks in advance!!

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Entry: 92281
Subject: RM1 ON THE HAMBLETON

Ernie Holmes wrote on November 23, 2015


City and State: CITRUS HEIGHTS CA

Unit: U.S.S. HAMBLETON

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was The radioman in charge aboard the U.S.S. Hambleton around 1953. If anyone
was aboard during this time especially in the radio gang I would enjoy hearing from you.

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Entry: 89911
Subject: USS INCREDIBLE (AM-249)

Darrell McHaney wrote on October 13, 2014

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City and State: WILMINGTON NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the USS Incredible (AM-249) from 1952-1954 at Long Beach California and in Korea. I am wondering if there are any crew members that served with me during that period of time. We served alongside the USS Mainstay (AM261) at both Long Beach and in Korea. If anyone remembers those times we had trying to pull a liberty at Christmas in Moji Japan or any where else. I worked with T.J O'connor YN3, Billy Morgan RM3 and CPO
Capparelli. If you served with me at that time, please contact me at dmchaney436@aol.com

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Entry: 87347
Subject: JAMES (STEVE) VANLOOVEN

Angela Mounie (Vanlooven) wrote on October 5, 2013


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi I'm the granddaughter of Chief petty officer Steve VanLooven who served on
the Hambleton. I was very young when he passed and would love to hear from
anyone who served with or remembered him who would share any stories.
Thank you.

Keywords: USS Hambleton



Entry: 75888
Subject: TO FIND THE HISTORY OF THIS SHIP SINCE I LEFT THIS SHIP

Joseph Indelicato SR. wrote on August 23, 2010

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City and State: FALLBROOK CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: spent some time and was transfer to lst 209 (reason) had 3 months left on my navy career. dms20 was headed for the meterraian for 6 months and i was not shipping over . i spoke to exc.officer to try to make this cruise but did not have enought time to do in the navy and was turn down.end of story.sorry ,this was to be put in my comments.



Entry: 73840
Subject: SERVE ON DMS 20,1950-51

Joseph Indelicato SR. wrote on March 8, 2010

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City and State: FALLBROOK CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: no comment



Entry: 72879
Subject: GENERAL INFORMATION

Charlie Leirmoe-Kaiser wrote on December 24, 2009

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City and State: DUBUQUE IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: just interested in information about the ship and crew members.

Keywords: uss hambleton dms20. Father was a radio operator telographer.



Entry: 71539
Subject: LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO KNEW JOHN PATRICK GLEESON

Gary H. wrote on September 7, 2009

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Service or Relationship: Other

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Entry: 70323
Subject: FATHER CHARLES W. BURT

Charles Burt wrote on May 26, 2009


City and State: CLAREMONT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was the ships medical office when it was torpedoed in 1942. My father has passed away a number of years ago and I am seeking information from shipmates regarding his service on the USS Hambleton.

Keywords: USS Hambleton



Entry: 60390
Subject: U.S.S. HAMBLETON CREW MEMBERS

Ralph Marquardt JR. wrote on March 18, 2007


City and State: CENTREVILLE MD

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello, I am the son of Ralph E. Marquardt. He is no longer with us. I am trying to obtain any information I can about the Hambleton. I yet have seen any Crew Members List especially when She was commissioned. My father and my Uncle Teen Gehrman were members of the crew when she was commissioned. My father was a cook on board. He did not talk to much about the war. But he was on the ship from when she was commissioned until it was torpedoed by U-713 in Fedora. He was aboard when the torpedo hit. He thought he was okay after the blast but about 3 weeks later started spitting up blood, he had concusion damage to the left lung, and was sent back to the Great Lakes Hospital where they removed it and then he was later discharged after. I have some photo's of both my father and uncle when they were on board. I also have a photo or two of other members but I do not know who they are and am interested in having them identified. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Am willing to share with anyone who is also willing to share. Thank You. Ralph Marquardt Jr.

Keywords: U.S.S. Hambleton



Entry: 55204
Subject: LOOKING FOR CAPS, TEE'S ETC

Al Cappi wrote on January 16, 2006


City and State: FREDERICK PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to know where I can purchase ball caps, Tee Shirts, Jackets, Patches ETC. For this ship.
Please respond to my e-mail address.

Thank you
Al Cappi

Keywords: USS Hambleton DMS 20



Entry: 55030
Subject: USS HAMBLETON DMS-20

Oren Clark wrote on January 5, 2006


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Hambleton from 1948 until 1950. I was wondering if anyone would know where Bob Gralton from Boston, MA and T H Kitterman(believe this was his last name), I believe he spelled it this way. Kitterman went to the Coral Sea in 1950 as a quarter master.

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Entry: 54988
Subject: CONTACT

Howard Rush wrote on January 3, 2006


City and State: LENOIR CITY TN

Unit: USS HAMBLETONDMS-20/ LEWIS HANCOCK DD-675

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I Would Like to hear from any one who was on the Hambleton 1952-1954 when she was taken out of commision
Howard Rush BT-1
hdrush2@charter.net

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Entry: 49821
Subject: INFO, MEMORABILIA, PHOTOS FOR RETIREMENT.

David D. Hambleton wrote on March 28, 2005


City and State: WALES ME

Unit: NAS BRUNSWICK

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: After I get over the shame of having spent twenty years in such a young navy and not realizing my family name was relatively significant to the organization, my curiosity and pride take over. I was pleased to learn about USS Hambleton this year and would love to include an exhibit about her in my retirement ceremony this fall and on my website, www.hambleton.info, for posterity. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

In your service,
David D. Hambleton
ET1(SW) USN

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Entry: 48904
Subject: PICTURE FROM DAD ON WALL

Dawn Chmura wrote on February 13, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad had a photo of the Uss Gambleton which is now hanging on my wall. Do you know him.

Keywords: Donald L.Chmura Mnsn



Entry: 45690
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS SHIP

Nancy Hambleton wrote on September 8, 2004

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City and State: SURREY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am a great neice to S. Hambleton. I am extremely interested in anything I can learn about this ship, and those who served on her.
Until today, I had never heard of her. My father, R. Hambleton, was in the canadian royal navy reserves from 1947 until 1958. It struck me as quite the coincidance.
If you can help me, please contact me as noted above.

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Entry: 43174
Subject: CREW MEMBER

George Wood wrote on May 20, 2004

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City and State: SIMPSONVILLE SC

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was in the commissioning crew of thr Hambleton.THe german torpedo that hit the ship hit under my feet and knocked me about 20ft,down the deck and burst ms left eardrum. I helped repair the ship and steam her back to Boston.The day after she returned to Boston I was transferred to another ship and went to Pacific where she was shot up.

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Entry: 43173
Subject: USS HAMBLETON

George Wood wrote on May 20, 2004

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City and State: SIMPSONVILLE SC

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the commissioning crew of the Hambleton.

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Entry: 43172
Subject: USS HAMBLETON

George Wood wrote on May 20, 2004

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City and State: SIMPSONVILLE SC

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was in the commissioning crew of the Hambleton.

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Entry: 40328
Subject: U.S.S. HAMBLETON

Carole Faries wrote on January 27, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I am looking for shipmates of my Father's who served with him on the Hambleton during W.W.II or their families who remember this. My Father has passed but I have a lot of his things from that time, a book that an artist made of the shipmates, and other things of interest that I would like to share, and/or donate to history of this ship. Thank you for your attention to this and I look forward to some replys. Carole Faries

Keywords: daughter of Raymond McAfee Faries who served on the Hambleton during W.W.II.



Entry: 39552
Subject: OLS SHIPMATES

Thomas J. Kester wrote on December 30, 2003

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City and State: ANADARKO OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Would like to hear from some of my ols shipmates. I served on the Hambleton fron January 1949-December 1950

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Entry: 26437
Subject: HELP

Preston Horton wrote on June 22, 2002

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City and State: BLUEFIELS WV

Unit: SERIAL NUMBER 756 2562 NAVY

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was the U.S.S. Hambleton Dm S 2o Hit or did a blast accure on the ship in late 1950 or early 1951. My Brother was hurt on this ship . and I need the record covering this .

Keywords: 9-March to march 23 1951



Entry: 21542
Subject: GARY KOHSMAN - CRASH RESCUE FIREFIGHTER.

Richard Kohsman wrote on December 16, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Gary Kohsman, was a crash rescue firefighter, somewhere in the korean war.. my father has passed away, but I am looking for any info that may help me to see my father.....

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Entry: 19241
Subject: GEN.D.E. ALTMAN

Robert Roys wrote on September 6, 2001

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City and State: TYE TX

Unit: AIRFORCE 5TH MULE TRAIN

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: Dose anyone remember the ship"Gen.DE Altman? I was in Korea 1954-1955.

Keywords: SHIP



Entry: 16742
Subject: GRANDFATHER--CHARLES MAYER

Sally Kidd wrote on May 23, 2001


City and State: OGDENSBURG NJ

Unit: HE WAS A RADIOMAN IN WW2

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was a baby at the time so I cannot remember him...but he should be remembered by his family that is alive and by the nation.

Keywords: Grandfather was in WW2. He was Charles Mayer. Contact was lost after war. Looking for info,so he can be honored for his service!



Entry: 6001
Subject: USS HAMBLETON

Parvin Sharpless wrote on January 3, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The information is this entry about the specifications of the Hambleton are incorrect. The ship was a Bristol Class destroyer, and dispalced 1650 tons, not 2200 as given.

Keywords: USS Hambleton



Entry: 5135
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 Veteran - Korea

Comments:


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


USS HAMBLETON (DMS-20)


(DD-445: dp. 2,200; 1. 347'11", b. 36'1"; dr. 15'8"s. 37 k.; cpl. 272; a. 4 5", 4 1.1", 5 20 mm., 5 21"tt. 2 dct., 6 dcp.; cl. Gleaves)


“...operated with the mighty 6th Fleet...”


Hambleton (DD-455) was laid down by the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., Kearny, N.J., 16 December 1940, launched 26 September 1941, sponsored by Mrs. Nannie Hambleton Martin, great grandniece of Samuel Hambleton; and commissioned 22 December 1941, Comdr. Forrest Close in command.
Arriving Boston 8 November 1944, the battle-training destroyer was converted into a high speed mine sweeper and redesignated DMS-20 on 15 November


During the next decade Hambleton participated in feet and tactical exercises in the Caribbean and along the East Coast. In 1949, 1952, and 1954 she deployed to the Mediterranean and operated with the mighty 6th Fleet from the shores of North Africa to the turbulent Middle East while helping to preserve freedom and maintain peace in that unsettled area of the world.
After returning to Charleston from her third Mediterranean cruise 6 July 1954, Hambleton decommissioned 15 January 1955, and entered the Atlantic Reserve Fleet. She was reclassified DD-455 the same day.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: MINESWEEPER, GLEAVES CLASS, 6TH FLEET,







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