USS Macomb (DMS-23)


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Entry: 82038
Subject: USS MACOMB DMS23

Kenneth McElveen SR. wrote on February 7, 2012


City and State: HARTSVILLE SC

Unit: RADIOMAN - USS MACOMB DMS23

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone receiving this email remembers Ted Hoch,
jr. from Pa, please let me know. Ted, Sr, was my
best friend aboard the Macomb from March 1943 until
November 1945. After he passed away, I lost contact
with his son, Ted, Jr. and wife, Evelyn. Thanks...Ken
McElveen

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Entry: 75741
Subject: BERT GLOVER

Brian Glover wrote on August 8, 2010


City and State: GRAND PRAIRIE TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would like to know if anyone remembers Bert Glover. I am his oldest son.

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Entry: 64910
Subject: USS MACOMB

Mike Anderson wrote on March 24, 2008

Email Update Needed



City and State: LEXINGTON SC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was stationed on the Macomb 1951-52 with his high school friend, Ed Strickland. They were best friends and my dad went on to marry Ed's younger sister, Regena.
Both of my parents, as well as Uncle Ed are all alive and well living in the greater Columbia, SC area.

Keywords: Macomb, Harry Anderson, Ed Strickland



Entry: 61022
Subject: WILLIAM WILLIAMS

Elaine Elko wrote on May 18, 2007


City and State: FORTY FORT PA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone remember my dad, William Williams???

Keywords: USS Macomb 1952-1954



Entry: 55735
Subject: MY NAME IS FRED DARLING--I SERVED ABOARD THE USS MCCOMB FROM 1952 TO 1954. MADE THE TRIP TO THE MED

Frederick Darling wrote on February 14, 2006


City and State: FAIRPORT NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 55160
Subject: BROTHER SERVED

Marie Piper wrote on January 13, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My brother, James E Anderson ws on the third tour in 1953. He died in 1974 with throat cancer.

Keywords: Andy



Entry: 42734
Subject: DAD SERVED IN 1952-54

Elaine Elko (Williams) wrote on May 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My dad was William Williams.....I want to
know what his title and duties on the
ship were.....we are at a reunion now in SC of many who served on the ship. I will check my email later.

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Entry: 5518
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on December 8, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: THIS SHIP DID NOT SERVE IN THE KOREAN WAR ZONE.


USS MACOMB (DMS-23)


(DD-468: dp. 2,230; L 348'2"; b. 38'1"; dr. 15'8"; s. 37.5 k.; cpl. 278; a. 4 5", 5 1.1", 5 20 mm.; 5 21" tt.,2 dct., 8 dcp.; cl. Gleaves)


“...duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean...”


Macomb (DD-458) was laid down 3 September 1940 by the Bath Iron Works Corp., Bath, Maine; launched 23 September 1941; cosponsored by Mrs. Ryland W. Greene and her sister, Mrs. Edward H. Chew, granddaughters of Commodore William H. Macomb, and commissioned 28 January 1942, Lt. Comdr. W. K. Duvall in command.


Redesignated DMS-23, 15 November, she joined Mine Squadron 20 and, after refresher training, departed for the Pacific 3 January 1945.


On 8 September 1949, Macomb departed Charleston for the first of three brief tours of duty with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. She returned to Charleston on 13 October. Her second trip to the Mediterranean came in 15151, 20 March to 5 October, the third, 22 April to 24 October 1953. During each cruise Macomb participated in the 8th Fleet exercises and operations, lending support to American diplomatic efforts at settling the unstable political situations then existent in many of the Mediterranean countries.


In July of 1954, Macomb was placed in reserve. On 19 October she decommissioned and transferred to the Japanese Government becoming Hatakaze (DD-182) in the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.


From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Keywords: DESTROYER MINESWEEPER, GLEAVES CLASS, SIXTH FLEET, MEDITERRANEAN,







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