USS Orca (AVP-49)










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Entry: 89689
Subject: USS ORCA AVP 49

Palmer Byrne wrote on September 21, 2014

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City and State: MOUNTAIN HOME AR

Unit: AVP 49

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard the Orca from recommissioning at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in 1952 to June 1954. I remember Whitey from the Radar gang. Had 1 modern radar, SPS-5 and an antique WWII SC air search. Great times aboard the ship. Ports of call were Subic Bay, Sangley Point, Cebu City, Legaspi City, Zamboanga, in the PI, Penang Malaysia, Bangkok, Saigon, Djakarta and Surabaja) in Indonesia, among others. All time favorite was duty as Station Ship Hong Kong. Left the Navy in 1954 in San Diego after three months on the USS Badoeng Strait, CVE 116. Since then spent 30 years as a civilian member to the Strategic Systems Project Office team working on the SSBN Submarine Weapon Systems as an Engineer and Program Manager. Retired in 1991 and since then have been a Real Estate Appraiser in Arizona, California, and finally Arkansas.

Keywords: Hong Kong, AVP 49



Entry: 80728
Subject: USS ORCA AVP-49

William Glenn wrote on October 17, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i served on the orca from 1956 to 1960 as mm in eng
dept a division

Keywords: uss orca avp-49



Entry: 78919
Subject: USS ORCA 1959-1960

Leo Lemone wrote on May 15, 2011


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Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Reported to USS ORCA as YN3, left as YN2. Was with
last personnel to leave upon decommission at Tonge Pt
Oregan. Skipper at that time was CAPT P.W. Jackson,
later promoted to RADM. Outstanding crew and ship.
Retired in 1979 as YNC. Was stationed again with Yeoman I relieved, E.Q. Castle, YNCM again in 1976 in New Orleans.

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Entry: 76770
Subject: USS ORCA 1950 T0 1954

Gerald Jerry and Whitey Eidam wrote on November 14, 2010


City and State: SANTA CRUZ CA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

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Keywords: I Served abourd the USS Orca from 1950 To 1954, went abourd as RD3 and left RD1. Great duty espesialy as STATION SHIP HONGKONG. Nickname WHITEY. Would like to here from any shipmates.



Entry: 76769
Subject: USS ORCA 1950 T0 1954

Gerald Jerry and Whitey Eidam wrote on November 14, 2010


City and State: SANTA CRUZ CA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I Served abourd the USS Orca from 1950 To 1954, went abourd as RD3 and left RD1. Great duty espesialy as STATION SHIP HONGKONG. Nickname WHITEY. Would like to here from any shipmates.



Entry: 66647
Subject: USS ORCA AVP-49

Jack Price wrote on July 24, 2008

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City and State: SUFFOLK VA

Unit: COMFAIRWING 1/COMTAIPATFOR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard USS ORCA AVP-49 as a Radioman 2nd class as part of the staff of COMFAIRWING ONE/COMTAIWANPATROLFORCE from 8 November 1958 then went aboard the Salisbury Sound, Pine Island and Frontier until 8 February 1960. Anyone know of a reunion for the ORCA?

Keywords: AV-12, AV-13, AVP-49, AD-25



Entry: 66084
Subject: ORIGINAL COMMISSING OF AVP49

Blair Lenoir wrote on June 15, 2008


City and State: HUNTINGTON BEACH CA

Unit: COMMUNCATIONS CHIEF RADIIOMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Sorry, was not in Korean conflict, but she was a great ship in the WW2

Keywords: Some pictures, original names, pictures of Japanese captured and brought aboard ship, etc.

My age 92 years



Entry: 59236
Subject: ORCA SERVICE - 9/52 TO 7/54

Sam Alberti wrote on October 16, 2006

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Unit: AVIATION DEPARTMENT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Boarded the Orca when she was in Vallejo, Ca. drydock. Served aboard from 9/51 to 7/54. She stayed in far-east service for little time after. When we sailed out of North Island,Ca., in the wee hours of 1/5/53, we thought we would be back in 12 months - later found out we were non-rotational (ship stays but we would be relieved after certain months of duty.) Good duty,saw many beautiful sights,visited many interesting countries,great duty in Hong Kong.Many, many fond memories. Went on temporary duty with VP-46,PBM squadron based at Sangley Point,Phillipines due to their shortage of radio operators. Good duty.

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Entry: 57708
Subject: SERVED ON ORCA 1954-55

Terrell L. Cook wrote on June 19, 2006

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City and State: STAPLES TX

Unit: ENGINEERING

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Small craft, David Chaney, head of my group named Wheeler. Station ship, Hong Kong



Entry: 52908
Subject: USS ORCA 1955-58

Henry Bynum wrote on August 29, 2005

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City and State: COLUMBUS GA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: If you served with Henry "Hank" Bynum aboard USS ORCA,1955-1958, would like to hear from you.



Entry: 45968
Subject: USS ORCA AVP49

Blair Lenoir wrote on September 23, 2004

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Charles Drake wrote on May 31, 2004

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City and State: MINDEN LA

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Bon Homme Richard beginning with
recommissioning in 1955; went to USS ORCA in 1955
and then to ComFairWing ONE on the Salisbury Sound,Kenneth Whiting, and Pine island.

Was Station Ship in Hong Kong for three tours
on the ORCA. Many fond memories...

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Entry: 41952
Subject: ANYONE AROUND FROM 1954-1956?

Steve Steinberg wrote on March 24, 2004

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City and State: NEW ORLEANS LA

Unit: USS ORCA (AVP 49)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the USS Orca as Communications Officer from 1954 to early 1956. Still remember the call letters which were NCAF. If anyone sees this who was around in those days or who is looking for anyone who might have been aboard at that time, I'd be pleased to hear from you and glad to share any info that I have.

Best wishes,

Steve Steinberg

Keywords: Station Ship Hong Kong



Entry: 32265
Subject: RADIOMAN

Juliann Rose wrote on February 21, 2003


City and State: DALTON NH

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking to find anyone who may know my father, Wayne Glasenapp, during his time in the Korean War.
He is deceased now, but I would love to hear from shipmates. His nickname was "Pappy". If anyone can help, I Thank you. Ship name was USS ORCA (AVP-49). He was also stationed in Hong Kong for awhile. Thank you!

Keywords: RM2, USN-U1



Entry: 21928
Subject: USS ORCA AVP49

John Rose wrote on January 1, 2002

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am in desperate need of some information in regarding this ship. My grandfather was on this ship and I have been trying desperately to find any information possible in getting in touch with someone aboard. Any pictures,web pages,anything would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: USS ORCA AVP49







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