USS Irwin (DD-794)


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USS IRWIN DD-794 ASSOCIATION

Warren Cobb RD2

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Entry: 96216
Subject: LCDR JAMES WILSON

Matt Wilson wrote on August 21, 2018


City and State: MILLVILLE NJ

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Comments: I'm the son of the late LCDR James Wilson, an executive officer aboard the Irwin. I'm guessing he served in 1947 or so. Did anyone know him?
Thanks...

Keywords: James Wilson



Entry: 91044
Subject: SHIP MEMORABILIA

Natalie Lockwood wrote on April 24, 2015


City and State: MONTEREY CA

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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The USS Irwin was named after my great-grandfather, and sponsored by my grandmother Phyllis Natalie Irwin Lockwood. I am interested in any ship memorabilia that needs a good home (not ebay). Anything I receive would be kept in my family. Also collect items from the USS Lockwood, named after my grandfather. Many thanks and God Bless you.

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Entry: 83736
Subject: SHIP NAMED FOR; R/ADM.NOBLE E. IRWIN

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on July 25, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On the morning of 8,July,1953, ten miles south of
Songjin, the USS Irwin DD-794, (commanded by Cdr.
Gilven Max Solnim,USNA-1936), took a enemy shrapnel
explosion in her main-mast, from an estimated 80
rounds, which seriously wounded Captain Jack Maginnis,
USNA-1927(Commander Destroyer Squadron-24), four other
bridge personnel were also injuried, one a visiting
ROK naval ensign. Capt.Maginnis was the senior U.S.
Naval officer wounded in the Korean War. The HMCS
Huron transferred her doctor to treat the serious
wounded Captain, and others. Capt.Maginnis, and
another wounded man were later transferred to the
USS Manchester CL-83,for treatment. The Legion Of
Merit with combat(V), and The Purple Heart Medals
were awarded to Captain Jack Maginnis by Admirals
Robert Briscoe, and Jocko Clark. Capt.Maginnis had
already been awarded The Bronze Star Medal with combat
(V), while he was skipper of the USS Winston AKA-94 in
the Korean War in 1950. After a series of three
operations on his wounds, Capt.Maginnis returned to
active duty in Jan.1954. He was born in Duluth,Mn in
1904, retired from the USN in 1957, and died in Feb.
1977. The destroyers assigned to Task Force-95,
could predict the statistics of a tour in Korean
waters with precision: a typical tour would require
110 underway replenishments; the average ship would
burn more than 3,000,000 gallons of fuel oil while
in the theater. The ship would see the expenditure of
an average of 2,360 5-inch rounds, and 1,341 3-inch
rounds.

Keywords: Korean War, USS Irwin DD-794, Songjin, Cdr.Gilven Max
Slonim, Capt.Jack Maginnis, 8,July,1953.



Entry: 69506
Subject: CAPTAIN JACK MAGINNIS

Robert J.P. Maginnis wrote on March 15, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN LEANDRO CA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Jack Maginnis was my father's older brother. I was about 10 when my dad told me that Uncle Jack had been wounded in Korea. He died in 1976 and is in Arlington. My father, Robert passed in 1984. Any info on my Uncle would be appreciated.
Thanks for your kind attention...Bob Maginnis

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Entry: 62411
Subject: A SAILOR, JOE WENCKUS DIED 9-24-07

John Burns wrote on September 25, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Other

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Keywords: Joe Wenckus, having just passes away, 9-24-07, spoke proudly of his torn of duty on the USS Irwin....anybody know him?.....I'm officiating his funeral this Friday



Entry: 53059
Subject: JAMES HEALY ARTICLE

Dave Vraa wrote on September 8, 2005


City and State: MN

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: James Healy, I'd be very interested in reading your article about Captain Jack Maginnis the Officer wounded on the Irwin. He was my great uncle. Please e-mail me. Thankyou. Dave Vraa

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Entry: 52221
Subject: I WAS THERE - A GREAT SHIP, A GREAT CREW

Eugene Parker wrote on July 24, 2005


City and State: BOULDER CO

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Entry: 36421
Subject: MEDALS AND RIBBONS

John J. Politsky wrote on August 22, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: PHILADELPHIA PA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the USS Irwin DD 794 from 1951 though 1954. I am interested in obtaining new Ribbons and Medals of Service. Please contact me to let me know how I can obtain these items.
John J Politsky

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Entry: 831
Subject: SHIP ARTICLE

James Healy wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: COLUMBUS OH

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Comments: My article on the senior naval officer wounded (in Korea) aboard the USS Irwin has been accepted by the United States Naval Institute for publication. I am interested in uncovering stories relating to destroyer action in Korea.

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