USS Hopewell (DD-681)


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USS Hopewell DD-681 Association

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Entry: 93372
Subject: JACK KELLY

Jack Kelly wrote on June 18, 2016


City and State: CAMPBELL TX

Unit: USS HOPEWELL DD 681

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: The crew from 1952-1953 was great Family

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Entry: 86499
Subject: SHIPMATES OF REX TUCKER

Jim Tucker wrote on June 12, 2013


City and State: NEW PALESTINE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My uncle, Rex Tucker, served on the USS Hopewell during the
Korean conflict from 1951 to 1953. He wqs recently diagnosed
with cancer. He is doing well and strong, but would appreciate
hearing from any fooer friend and shipmates. He can be
reached at:

Rex Tucker
1048 E Alsip St
Knightsville, IN 47857
(812) 448-8279

Keywords: USS Hopewell DD681



Entry: 85248
Subject: JOHN MARSHALL DILL ET3

John Dill wrote on January 18, 2013


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from anyone who knew me in 52/53/54

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Entry: 83483
Subject: RESCUE OF LT.ROBERT G.HUGHES

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on June 27, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 24,Aug.1951, Lt.Robert Gene Hughes,USNR, of VF-781,
off of the USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31, while as an
escort on a photo hop, had his F9F-2B aircraft hit by
enemy ground fire, causing a loss of fuel. Lt.Hughes
made a forced landing at sea, and sustained a compound
fracture of the right leg. He was in the water for 5
hours before being recovered by the USS Hopewell-DD-
681. WELL-DONE, Hopewell.

Keywords: Korean War. VF-781, USS Bon Homme Richard-CV-31. USS
Hopewell-DD-681.



Entry: 82001
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

James Mc Anally wrote on February 5, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Jim Mc Anally was a gunners mate on the USS HOPEWELL from
1951-1954. He passed away in May, 2004, of lung cancer. If you
knew my dad, I'd appreciate any info about his time on the destroyer.

Keywords: USS HOPEWELL DD681 1951-1954



Entry: 62844
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Bonnie Fine wrote on November 4, 2007


City and State: PERKINSTON MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, George Naumczik (FT2), served on the USS Hopewell from 1951-1954. Some of his friends that I recall from his stories were Bill Hutcherson, James McAnally, R.M. Odell and Rex Tucker. I would love to hear from anyone who knew my Dad in the Navy and would like to get in touch with him. Also, I would appreciate information on where I can get a cruise log that mentions my Dad and has a picture of him.

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Entry: 60954
Subject: LCDR DEWEY ELLISON

Jackson Ellison wrote on May 10, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: LCDR Dewey E. Ellison passed away on March 29, 2007 in Alamosa, CO. His remains were buried in the National Veterans Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM



Entry: 56428
Subject: CAPTAIN JAMES B. HILDRETH

Janis Hildreth wrote on March 28, 2006

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City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: James B. Hildreth, passed quietly and peaceful away March 24, 2006, Virginia.



Entry: 52509
Subject: HOPEWELL REUNION, MARCH, 2006

Bob Lawson wrote on August 8, 2005

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City and State: OK

Unit: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Want to let all former shipmates of the Hopewell know
about our next reunion in March 2006 in Baton Rouge
and New Orleans,LA. For more information go to our
website:
http://www.geocities.com/Hopewell_dd681/ReunionHopewell.htm
Reunion Spring 2006
New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

Keywords: USS Hopewell DD681



Entry: 48778
Subject: WONSAN SHORE FIRE CONTROL PARTY

Dewey Ellison wrote on February 8, 2005

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City and State: DEMING NM

Unit: USS HOPEWELL DD 681

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for members of my Shore Fire Party of August 1951 on Hwangto-Do Island, Wonsan HarborKorea 10-14 August,1951.
LCDR Dewey E Ellison USNR (Ret)

Keywords: Shore Fire Control Party Members



Entry: 47398
Subject: LOOKING FOR

James H. Gurganus wrote on December 9, 2004

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City and State: NEWPORT NC

Unit: B DIV.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the USS Hopewell, DD681 from Oct. 1954 - July 1955 as a BT2. Carter and Jones were good friends of mine and I would like very much to find them. If anyone can help me I would appreciate it.
Thanks,
James H. Gurganus

Keywords: Eugene Carter and Gus Jones



Entry: 42825
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

J.R. Thomas wrote on May 4, 2004

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City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Hopewell during the years of 1951 52. Rank RMSN we were the flag ship of our division. She did the Formosa patrol and Wonson harbor many times on my hitch and earned the name of DUKE OF WONSON. MANY FOND MEMORIES.
JR

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Entry: 42824
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

J.R. Thomas wrote on May 4, 2004

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City and State: PITTSBURGH PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Hopewell during the years of 1951 52. Rank RMSN we were the flag ship of our division. She did the Formosa patrol and Wonson harbor many times on my hitch and earned the name of DUKE OF WONSON. MANY FOND MEMORIES.
JR

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Entry: 34565
Subject: 2004 REUNION

Noel (Websnipe) Nichols wrote on June 2, 2003

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City and State: SHERBURNE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Hopewell DD-681
Reunion info:
April 18-21, 2004,
Lodge of the Ozarks, Branson, MO

Mr. Bob Lawson,
802 SE Avenue K,
Idabel, Oklahoma 74745
580-286-6413
bobrob1@arbuckleonline.com

http://www.geocities.com/Hopewell_dd681/ReunionHopewell04.htm

Keywords: USS Hopewell Reunion 2004 Branson MO



Entry: 29260
Subject: REUNION RESULTS

Noel (Websnipe) Nichols wrote on November 4, 2002

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City and State: SAN CLEMENTE ISLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Fall River/Newport RI October 21-22, 2002

USS Hopewell DD-681 crew completes highly successful reunion visit to the Newport Naval Base. With the helpful assistance of POA officer Ensign Jennifer Berg, the crew was enthusiastically welcomed by Naval personnel of the War College, Naval Chaplains School and Surface Warfare Officers’ School. The 67 crew and spouses were lead in memorial worship by LCDR Carla Cherry at Battleship Cove on Monday. On Tuesday, crew was introduced to training simulators for offices learning the operations of propulsion and power generating machinery. Tuesday evening crew was given an eye opening review of the USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70) “Enduring Freedom” operations in the Indian Ocean off Afghanistan by LCDR Dennis Garth, who served as the Air Defense Officer, Tomahawk Strike Officer and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection Officer and now is a student at the Naval War College. Developed by the Carl Vinson enlisted crew, his multi-media presentation of the combat and logistic efforts was terrific and creative. Combat surveillance images from 10,000 feet revealed Al Quada camel dung and escaping troops along mountain trails. For the first time to a public audience, the existence and operational readiness of Al Qaeda captured Soviet MiGs on the ground was revealed. These images never showed on national media outlets.

Battleship Cove provided dinner for the crew, tours of the museum ships, and a fantail memorial service for departed crewmembers. Reunion Boatswain Noel Nichols ’62-64 co-lead worship and sang “Gather at the River,” a Charles Ives’ arrangement. After a thorough inspection of all spaces, crew was tired and ready to mutiny if the reunion Boatswain did not release the Liberty Bus for a return to the Johnson and Wales Inn barracks. FTG2 Phil Otterbeck ’61-63 missed ships movements while in the bowels of the Joseph P Kennedy sparking with his charming wife of 25 years … Crewmembers also visited the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the Vanderbilt Mansion, The Breakers, and the Astor-Beachwood Mansion, with its 1898 theme and costume. Crewmembers played the role of Theodore Roosevelt, then Secretary of the Navy, Great White Fleet Officers and dependents at the Astors' Beechwood.

Housing and Reunion accommodations were provided by the Johnson and Wales University laboratory school with the courteous and talented student staff. Crew took Liberty in the famous Audrey’s restaurant, a local sports bar and the Grist Mill in local Seekonk, MA.

Robert Lawson ’51-53, Commander Russell Wilson ‘68-69 and loving wife Halma, provided reunion leadership with reflections and poetry reading. Table decorations were prepared by Lois Dumford and Jo Nichols. 50/50 drawing was handled by EM3 Cam Burrosso, ’68 and MR3 Leo Labbe ’69. Korean War Captain James Hildreth, ADRM USN (retired), provided beverage and warm wishes to all of Hopewell’s faithful and loyal crewmembers.

Keywords: Hopewell Reunion



Entry: 27780
Subject:

William Kiss wrote on August 22, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 26661
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Stephen Snow wrote on July 1, 2002


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 24760
Subject: USS HOPEWELL-DD681

Bob Lawson wrote on April 15, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: IDABEL OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Note new email address for reunion information and
to get your name on our Hopewell Association
member list. Oct 20-23, 2002 reunion is being
held at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA. For more
information let me know.

Keywords: All former crew members from WWII thru Decommissioning in 1970



Entry: 24248
Subject: GOOD TIMES - DESTROYER DIV. 152

Forrest Burnett wrote on March 25, 2002

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City and State: LITTLE RIVER SC

Unit: DD681 DIV 152 TASK FORCE 77

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Many good memories; Hong Kong, Formosan Isles, Sasebo, Midway and shark guarding swimmers, hula dancers and a little bit of war. And don't forget the wonderful Yokosuka.

Keywords: Nickname - "Smiley" Wonson Pusan Vladavostock etc.Friends; many - and "Brownie" YN3, Cataleta, Rader Buchanan.



Entry: 23130
Subject: ENS PAK NAE UM FOUND

Noel (Websnipe) Nichols wrote on February 13, 2002

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City and State: SHERBURNE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Dear Hopewell,

I located Mr. Pak and talked with him on phone this morning. He lives in his retirement in Pusan. He said he remembered some of the officers'... Anyway, he appreciated you very much for your effort to find him. I gave him the information of the Hopewell reunion.

Here is his information,

   Name:      Park Nae Ung
   Address:   Soo-yong Ku, Pusan City
         Korea

Have wonderful day.

Regards,

Tae
**
Contact Hopewell for more info on Mr. Park.

Keywords: Found Korean Veteran



Entry: 21482
Subject: WORLD WAR 2 NAVY 1943-1946-DD681

Howard N. French wrote on December 14, 2001


City and State: NATCHEZ MI

Unit: ! - DIV

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

Comments: I would love to have ships log. From 1943 to 1946 A Copy

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Entry: 18846
Subject: ENSIGN PAK NAE UM. MR. PAK ROK NAVAL ACADEMY

Noel (Websnipe) Nichols wrote on August 21, 2001

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City and State: SHERBURNE NY

Unit: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: We are looking for our shipmate. Could you help us find him?

Noel Nichols MM3
Websnipe USS Hopewell Home port
http://www.geocities.com/Hopewell_DD681/

Our Korean War Guest
We had on board with us this cruise, a
Republic of Korea Navel Officer, Ensign Pak Nae Um. Mr. Pak came aboard on the 18th of October,
1952, upon his graduation from ROK Naval Academy.
Mr. Pak underwent extensive training. Engineering, sonar, CIC and bridge watches are just a few of the various phases of ship's work participated in by our Korean Naval Officer. Of all the training he seemed to enjoy engineering most.
Ensign Pak enjoyed visiting the many 'ports of call' made by the Hopewell. Although he had been to Sasebo before, he listed Sasebo, along with Yokosuka, as his favorites.

Before his entry into the Republic of Korea Naval Academy, Mr. Pak graduated from Chyong Ju
Commercial High School. He completed his three years course in August of 1949. In order to qualify for the cruise on Hopewell it was necessary for the Korean Ensign to maintain
high marks at the ROK Naval Academy. When we pulled into Yokusaka for the last time, the ROK Naval Officer left us, and reported to Destroyer Division 92 for additional training. When asked his reaction to the officers and men of Hopewell, Mr. Pak said "I think you behave
gentle and kind. I like your cleanness and respect for good manners."

Keywords: Ensign Pak Nae Um. Mr. Pak ROK Naval Academy

Chyong Ju Commercial High School



Entry: 16848
Subject: LOST MIA

Beverly Ann McPeek-Cameron wrote on May 28, 2001

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City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Checking for a neighbor MIA from Korean War:
His Name: Roland Van Sickle
Address at time of MIA: Ward Avenue, Wyckoff, N.J.
Came from a family of 13 children and was in the
Navy if I remember correctly.
Can you tell me his unit / personal family locations / what division he served in, etc.

Keywords: Roland VanSickle or VanSyckle or Van Sickle



Entry: 16846
Subject: LOST MIA

Beverly Ann McPeek-Cameron wrote on May 28, 2001

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City and State: BLAIRSVILLE GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 14566
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

R.M. Odell wrote on January 25, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was on the Hopewell during the Korean war. He was a machinist mate first class, and was stationed in the after engine room. He has told us a handfull of stories about the war and the time he served aboard the Hopewell. I would be happy to hear from anyone interested, and will forward this website to him so he can tell his own tales.

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Entry: 14514
Subject: USS HOPEWELL KOREAN WAR TIME

Tina Wenthe wrote on January 22, 2001

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City and State: DECORAH IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served on the USS Hopewell. And loves to talk about the years he spent on this ship. I love to hear about it as well. If any one has info on this time period, or knows of people who served with my Dad, please connect with me so I can pass it on to him. He will be so pleased!!

Keywords: Bill Hutcherson GM-SN. 1951-1954. USS Hopewell.
Korean War veteran.



Entry: 10421
Subject: HOPEWELL CREWS AND REUNIONS

Noel (Websnipe) Nichols wrote on July 18, 2000

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City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS Hopewell DD681
http://www.geocities.com/Hopewell_dd681/index.html

Reunion info @
http://server1.oio.net/~hopewell/hopewell.htm

Keywords: USS Hopewell DD 681
USS Hopewell DD681
http://www.geocities.com/Hopewell_dd681/index.html

Reunion info @
http://server1.oio.net/~hopewell/hopewell.htm



Entry: 9040
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Tonia Tucker wrote on May 30, 2000

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City and State: BRAZIL IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law Rex Tucker, served on the USS Hopewell DD681 during the Korean War 1950 - 1954. He is very, very interested in hearing from any crew members he may have served with during this time. Anyone who would have served during this time and would like to get together for a reunion, please let us know at my e-mail address. Anxiously awaiting a response.

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Entry: 7473
Subject: USS HOPEWELL DD681

Michelle Alonzo wrote on March 13, 2000

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City and State: FLAGSTAFF AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father, Tony Barela, was aboard the USS
Hopewell DD681 during the Korean War. He served in the Navy and Naval Reserves until the late 70's early 80's until their meetings moved to Phoenix. My son was looking for information for a school project, anything to do with history, and was asking his grandpa, which I'm sure any other veteran would feel proud of, just as I heard the pride in my dad's voice. He gave my son his ship's name as well as the fact that there were 1172 men aboard. I can't believe that I actually called my dad back to make sure that this was not just a ship he was stationed on and that it was during the Korean War when I could not find this particular ship listed here. If anyone has any further information or if this could be looked into as to why this ship is not listed I would appreciate it. My son did find something else to do his project on but the pride and excitement in my dad's voice that his grandchild was interested, if only for school, in something he took pride in himself, made me ask that this ship and any information be added. Thank you.

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