LST-1102 Chimon (AKS-31)










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Entry: 95582
Subject: U.S.S CHIMON AKS 31 SHIPMATES

Gene Casey wrote on April 26, 2018


City and State: ASHFORD WA

Unit: U.S. S. CHIMON AKS-31

Service or Relationship: U.S. Navy

Comments: Looking for shipmates who served on the Chimon 1956 - 1957. Ted Zotco from Detroit, Frank Rahn from Grand Rapids, Kermick Hensley from Mars Hill, NC, and Keith Correll from Reed City, MI.

Keywords: Shipmates



Entry: 89730
Subject: SERVED ON THE CHIMON IN 1957

Jack Adams wrote on October 1, 2014

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Can't remember the dates I served, but was on it in Sasabo until they put it out of commission in 1957

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Entry: 86301
Subject: CREW MEMBER LST 1102 1944 TO 1946

James Williams wrote on May 26, 2013

Email Update Needed



City and State: NEW LENOX IL

Unit: RADIOMAN, GUNNER #22 BOW 20MM

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Left from Shanghai, China 1946 for home and discharge. Am now
87 years old and just getting along. Was 18 enlisted 1944 was
20 1946 when discharged Great Lakes. Of the original crew,
there are about only 6 still alive.

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Entry: 80878
Subject: HAMILTON COUNTY (LST-802)

Bob Settles wrote on November 2, 2011


City and State: PALM COAST FL

Unit: HAMILTON COUNTY (LST-802)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: During 1955-6 the LST 802 was converted to a
minesweeper tender for service in the Western Pacific.
At this time it was also given the name Hamilton
County, to honor its elevated status from large slow
ship (LST) to large slow ship with minesweeping and
many other kinds of supplies aboard. I was its first
supply officer following this initial outfitting. With
a flotilla of wooden hulled minesweepers (MSOs) we
engaged in test exercises of the MSOs integrity in
Catalina before deploying to the Western Pacific in
mid-1956. Our crossing the Pacific was so fitful
ComMinePac decided to make Sasebo the ships homeport.
Many stories of service aboard the Hamilton County are
included at http://navystories.net beginning with about
story #27, counting down from the top left column. The
typhoon off the coast of the Philippines in 1957 and
the ordeal of the Cumshaw Navy are well documented.
Sasebo was a great home port, and the Japanese people
were magnificent hosts. I have often wondered what
happened to the old T. Bob Settles (bob@bobandlois.net)

Keywords: Minesweeper Tender, Supply Ship, MSO flotilla flagship,
Western Pacific, ComMinePac



Entry: 79839
Subject: PLANK MEMBER 44-46

Marty Scanlon JR. wrote on August 2, 2011

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City and State: PLANTSVILLE CT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would love to hear from shipmates still around!!

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Entry: 78280
Subject: PLANK OWNER LST 1102

James Williams wrote on March 22, 2011

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City and State: BLOOMINGTON IL

Unit: LST 1102

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: nICKNAME OF SHIP lONESOME pOLECAT cOMMISSIONED AT jEFFERESONVILLE sHIPYARD, iNDIANA wRITER LEFT SHIP AY sHANGHAI, cHINA, mAY 1946 TO COME HOME FOR hONORABLE dISCHARGE gREAT lAKES nAVAL sTATION.

Keywords: fLOTILLA cOMMAND, cOMMODORE jAMES g. sAMPSON 13th aMPHIBIOUS ABOAD lst 1102 sHIP cAPt lLOYD j. pATTERSON pLANK owner



Entry: 72856
Subject: LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES

Pete Flores wrote on December 22, 2009


City and State: SAN FERNANDO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I WAS ABOARD THE CHIMON FROM 0 10 53 08 15 54

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Entry: 71409
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYBODY

Chuck Evans wrote on August 26, 2009


City and State: SLIDELL LA

Unit: LST 1102 SHIP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: served on LST 1102 from 1950 to 1954. I am interested in seeing anyone
who remembers me.

Keywords: nickname Chuck Evans



Entry: 71237
Subject: MY NAME IS PETE D. FLORES I WAS ABOARD THE CHIMON FROM JUNE 1953 TO AUGUST 1954 IWAS A GM3

Pete Flores wrote on August 11, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 70213
Subject: US NAVY BASEBALL TEAM1949/1953

Jeff Nabozny wrote on May 18, 2009

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City and State: METAIRIE LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: my father was in the national guard / navy and played baseball for a few years and my question is i m looking for some information on that team and where they were going while my father was playing he had the chance to play for chicago after he got out of the navy but was hurt as a pitcher for a team called CHIMON on the front of his jersy, so if there is anyone that knows anythibg about this please contact me and he has passed away in 1987 so i am just looking in to it. thank you for looking in to this.

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Entry: 64106
Subject: NOT IN 1957, BUT

Ed Naratil wrote on January 31, 2008


City and State: PHOENIXVILLE PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Chimon from 1952 to 1954. We went back and forth from Sasebo to Yakoska. Also served for a few months in 1951 before transferring to the Chimon on the USS Electron AKS-27. After serving on the Chimon I spent a few months on the USS Hector AR-7 before discharge in 1955. I was the only Electronics Technician on both the Chimon and Electron. (ET2)

Keywords: Chimon AKS-31, Electron AKS-27, Hector AR-7.



Entry: 63700
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE

Ray Brewer wrote on January 6, 2008

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City and State: SADLER TX

Unit: USS CHIMON AKS/31

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: like to hear from any aboard 1957 or around this time while it was stationed at Japan.

Keywords: Ray







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