USS Karin (AF-33)


Photo by Hal Barker














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Entry: 76548
Subject: THIS WAS ONE OF THE SHIPS MY FATHER SERVED ON.

Julie Cole-Gouthiere wrote on October 28, 2010


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I never knew much about what happened during my father's service from 1952-1955, as he was reluctant to talk about it. I don't quite know what the rules were then about talking about it when they came home. He shared a few personal experiences with me and we both wept..as it did him good to let some of the painful experiences out, and I'm glad he shared them with me. I wish I had more pictures of him on the ship, or any stories. I thought he had also mentioned he was on the USS Munson? He had a picture of that, but in the flood of 1993 we lost it somehow. I would like to see a picture of the ship with his crewmembers, or any other picture someone might have with him. His name was Fred Marvin Cole. Thank You

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Entry: 63274
Subject: KOREAN WAR VET 1951-1952

William Pumphrey SR. wrote on December 3, 2007


City and State: COLUMBUS IN

Unit: 3 RD. DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Retired butI now buy and sell electric wheel chairs and scooters for war veterans who do not qualify for new equipmentthrough the VA. Oporate out of My home through local Va Service Office and Indianapolis VA

Keywords: Basic-Chemical Corp Ft McClelan Alabama Marrid Wife Julia on Post1951.Served 10 months, received medal of comendation For being squad leader and supplying Napalm to 3 rd. Div flame throwers and land mines.Letter of comendation for eliminating 20 NC hiding in cave.



Entry: 60661
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS KARIN PICTURE.

Charlotte Longo wrote on April 13, 2007

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City and State: SPRINGFIELD OH

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: My dad(GRM) served on this ship (1947-1950).Looking for his old buddies?



Entry: 58382
Subject: KORIN 1943-44-45

Blaise Warren wrote on August 6, 2006

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Russell Warren (my dad) served on the Korin 1943-44-45? any info on him would be great

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Entry: 52138
Subject: USS KARIN AF33

Curtiss Jensen wrote on July 20, 2005

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City and State: TORRANCE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Jay S Jensen severed on the USS Karin he was an electrician. I would like to know if anyone new him and could tell me a little about what kind of a person he was and if the ship was involved any in operations during the Korenan Conflict.
Thank you,
Curtiss W. Jensen (son)

Keywords: Jay S. Jensen
Electrician USS Karin AF33
info about my father



Entry: 48906
Subject: U.S.S. KARIN AF33

Gloria Mohar wrote on February 13, 2005


City and State: KANSASVILLE WI

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My husband Joseh T. Mohar (retired) was an
engineman serving aboard the Karin from May
1951 to January 1954. I found a few photo
slides of men named Bridges, Cassidy and
Fred Barton. Also, some beautiful sunsets
and a picture of brooms! One of our
daughters is named Karin because Joe liked
the spelling of the name. His picture is on the
Navy Memorial site.

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Entry: 47685
Subject: USS KAREN

Jack E. Pumphrey wrote on December 24, 2004

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City and State: ROCKLIN CA

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 45210
Subject: THIS MY FIRST TRY TO LOCATE

Donald Jones wrote on August 13, 2004

Deceased

City and State: PORTLAND OR

Unit: ELECTRONICS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard January 1952 until November 1953
Electronic Technician. Lost track of most of the fellow shipmates when the didn't return mail.

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Entry: 39189
Subject: 1954

Jack E. Pumphrey wrote on December 15, 2003

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City and State: ROCKLIN CA

Unit: USS KARIN AF 33

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERTHING YOU HAVE DONE.
GOD BLESS
JP

Keywords: 1954



Entry: 36642
Subject: SERVED 1949-50

Carl Walker wrote on August 31, 2003


City and State: KEARNS UT

Unit: USS KARIN AF 33

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: do you have eny pictures of the ship or eny additional information that could help us about the karin uss karin af 33

thank you

Keywords: my father served on the karin



Entry: 34362
Subject: PIC OF USS KARIN

Jack E. Pumphrey wrote on May 24, 2003

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Hello good people,
I have a lg pic of the ship I served on, the USS
Karin AF33 (measurement 43in x 43in). I would like to send you this pic if you would like it.
I can take it out of it's frame and mail it to you
in a tube if you have a place to display it. The
S.F. Museum called and they would take it but it
was Merchant Marine Ships they were interested in
which this is not. I will send you a sm pic of it
to see if you would be interested. Let me know.
Jack Pumphrey-Veteran US Navy

Keywords: Naval service date; 1950-1954



Entry: 24999
Subject: SERVED 1953-1956

Paul Bowen wrote on April 26, 2002

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City and State: HERMANN MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on the Karin form 1953 til July 1956. Home port when I came aboard was San Francisco, about 6 months later home port was moved to Pearl. It made Island runs most of the time I was aboard, Eniwetok, Kwajalene, Midway, Wake, Johnston Island etc. Early in 1956 we went to Sasebo Japan then to French Indo China, (Vietnam) we hauled food for the transports that were moving Vietnamese to the south. We spent 4 glorius days in Hong Kong on our way back to Pearl, I was discharged in July 1956. I was an engineman 2nd class, the engine was a Nordberg 6 cylinder diesel the ship had a cruising speed of 11.8 knots, it took 23 days to go from Hong Kong to pearl. The skippers name at that time was Van Horne, the engineering officer was Milpointer and was replace by Houser, the exec was Redifer III, I thought he was a prick. Some of the names I remember are Simonsen, Rasmussen, Carter, Woodall.

Keywords: USS Karin AF33



Entry: 24495
Subject: USS KARIN AF 33

Douglas Spencer wrote on April 3, 2002

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City and State: RODNEY MI

Unit: US NAVY RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Onboard six months 1957. She was home ported at Pearl Harbor, T.I.
Ship visited New Zealand after crossing the equator and a super great shellback party.
3/4 of the cruise was made with 3 of the 4 cylinders in operation. Lube oil failure to No. 3 cylinder.
Great liberty, good feeder and duty. Have great respect for her mission with the US Navy.

Keywords: AF 33 USS Karin



Entry: 23568
Subject: FOUR BROTHERS SERVED

Jack E. Pumphrey wrote on February 28, 2002

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City and State: ROCKLIN CA

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My three older brothers were the heroes.
WH served in North Africa, Ray served in the
Pacific and Royal served and was killed crossing
the Rhine in WW11. My duty station was on the
supply ship the Karin. God bless America!

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Entry: 8912
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Larry Cohen wrote on May 25, 2000

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City and State: SPRING HILL FL

Unit: USS KARIN AF 33

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: would like to hear from any one who served during that time

Keywords: the Karin was a small refrigerator ship suppling all types of food to the ships of the fleet 1951-1953







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