USS Ozbourn DD 846


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Entry: 90902
Subject: FIVE SETS OF BROTHERS ON-BOARD

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on March 31, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: The five sets of brothers on-board Oz. ------- SA. Ray C. Motley -- FA. Roy K. Motley (Twins) ~
SA. Freddie Burge -- SA. George Burge ~ SN. Eugene Howie -- YN3. Robert D. Howie ~
MM3. Arthur Nave -- SN. Raymond Nave ~ FN. Clifton Buchan -- FN. La Vern Buchan.

Keywords: KOREAN WAR - USS OZBOURN DD-846 - FIVE SETS OF BROTHERS ON-BOARD



Entry: 83676
Subject: RESCUE OF ENS.RALPH M.TVEDE,JR.

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on July 17, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 18,Feb.1951, pilot, Ens.Ralph M.Tvede Jr.,USN, of
VF-64, off of the carrier USS Valley Forge CV-45,
flying his F4U-4 aircraft on an air strike on Kalma
Pando, had his aircraft develope an engine
failure,and crashed inside the un-swept mine area in
Wonsan Harbor, some 80 miles from the closest US Navy
ship. Other Navy aircraft kept the enemy from
capturing Ens.Tvede. The Oz came to the area, but had
to stay outside of the un-swept mine area. Lt.(jg)
John Moriarty,USNR, was in command of the captain's
gig, and in a five hour operation, the boat crew found
Ens.Tvede in his rubber raft in the icy waters, and
returned to the USS Ozbourn DD-846 at 2200. Ens.Tvede
was in bad shape with hypothermia and exposure. The
night was spent on Oz wrapping the pilot in blankets.
The boat crew was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal,
with the combat V, and Lt.Moriarty was awarded the
Bronze Star Medal, with combat V. Ens.Tvede later
recovered, and Cdr.Tvede retired from the Navy, and
lives in Fort Collins, Co. WELL DONE, Ozbourn.

Keywords: Korean War, Ens.Ralph M.Tvede,Jr., VF-64, USS Valley
Forge CV-45, F4U-4, USS Ozbourn DD-846, Wonsan Harbor,
Kalma Pando, Lt.(jg)John Moriarty,USNR.



Entry: 83103
Subject: USS OZBOURN DECOMMISSION CEREMONY

David Petrillo wrote on May 22, 2012

Email Update Needed



City and State: SYRACUSE NY

Unit: RETIRED MILITARY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Uss Ozbourn was decommissioned after damaging it's
propeller and shaft while backing from pier 91 in
Seattle WA in the spring of 1975. The ship hit a
submerged log which bent the propeller and shaft.

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Entry: 81679
Subject: MY FATHER IN-LAW ON THE SHIP NEEDS LETTERS PLEASE.

Ronald Chase wrote on January 9, 2012


City and State: HARLINGEN TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father in law Billy Townsend was on the Ozbourne
when it was hit. At the time he did not think that he
deserved the Purple Heart, now he would like to
receive it but the navy says that they need three
letters from people that remember him on the ship
when it was hit. I would like to make him a happy man
and get his Purple thank you for your attention and
your sevice.

Keywords: Purple Heart



Entry: 81675
Subject: AIRCREW RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 8, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On Aug.8,1952,a AD-4N aircraft Bu.No.125710 of
Squadron VC-35 off of the aircraft carrier USS Essex-
CVA-9 was hit by enemy AAA fire, and ditched at sea,
near Yang-do. The crew; Lt.J.C.Norton,USN,AT2.B.B.
Killingsworth,USN,and AT2.Alan J.Stephens,USN, were
rescued by the USS Ozbourn DD-846. WELL DONE,USS
Ozbourn DD-846.

Keywords: AD-4N-VC-35-USS Essex CVA-9-



Entry: 77628
Subject: USS OZBOURN MY CHANGE OF EMAIL ADRESS

Jackson Tyree wrote on January 27, 2011


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: USS OZBOURN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i served on the oz from 52 to 55, and my email add has been changed to jacktyree@yahoo.com........ WOULD like to hear from any old shipmates , haze gray and under way!

Keywords: nick name terrible.



Entry: 68728
Subject: USS QSBOURN DD846 SHIPMATES

Dale Jones wrote on January 18, 2009


City and State: TEXAS CITY TX

Unit: MM3C

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I remmber the ship being hit three times in whonson bay.as i was running to the forward engin room shells hitting the water along the side about 20 to 30 yards out.didn't know i could run that fast.

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Entry: 64409
Subject: SHELLBACK CEREMONY, ETC

Norma Newcomb (Mcgill) wrote on February 21, 2008


City and State: WINDHAM ME

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I have a couple of entries below but please note my new email address. I am still looking for people who knew my Dad. I have many pictures of Shellback Ceremony, Foreing Pacific Ports, etc. Some names are: (and please note the spellings may not be correct) Ousey (Lt. Cmdr), Lauer, Piper, Jordan. MESS COOKS: Dennis Buchan, Brown, "Red" Hopper, "Nose" Davis. Other names are Diodorf (that is spelled wrong, I am missing letters), Landrum, Newlon, Murdock, McGee, Fitzwater. "Royal Queen" Hansen (Shellback Ceremony) and Lt. Remmen "King Neptune". Again I have many more. I believe it was 1950, 51, and/or 52. Thank you all!

Keywords: USS Ozbourn DD846, Machinists, Cooks



Entry: 63937
Subject: THE OZ

Doug Flowers wrote on January 20, 2008


City and State: EMMETT ID

Unit: HT 1973 TO 1975

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for more of us. I've found others.....even here locally. Its fun to talk to each other after all these years.I missed the reunion. We all need to talk again before we get decommissioned.

Keywords: I was an HT. The first guy I worked for was Smitty. (Where are you) I was there 1973 to 1975 to the decommissioning ceramony..



Entry: 58087
Subject: JACK BLONSICK

John Blonsick III wrote on July 13, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: FLELOGSUPRON TWENTY-TWO

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My father, Jack Blonsick, was a JO on the Ozbourn DD846 during the Korean War. I am looking for information regarding the Ozbourn's participation in atomic testing during the 1950s. Also, there is a reference to an Ozbourn boat crew rescuing a downed pilot from a mine field and that the boat officer received the Bronze Star as a result = does anyone know the boat officer's name?

My father is dying of liver/pancreatic cancer and we are trying to close some open chapters in his life.

Thank you.

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Entry: 55093
Subject: MORE INFO ON FRANK J. COLBERT, CORRECTIONS

Theresa Colbert wrote on January 9, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHERRY HILL NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I need to correct some things from my previous entry. I was mistaken about my Dad, Frank J. Colbert (retired MCPO), being Petty Officer 3rd class on the Ozbourn. I guess I mixed up the ships on which he served. Dad said that his rank on the Ozbourn was "SOSN" - Sonar Seaman. Besides sonar, he worked on the GQ as a 2nd loader for the 40 mm guns and did Watches for the CIC. He came aboard some time in June 1948, was there the night of the accident in the China sea in November 1948, and was among those put on board the USS John W. Thomason as a skeleton crew in March 1949 when that ship was recommissioned. He was glad to hear about this website. I hope someone recognizes his name and responds. One more thing from Dad -and I stand corrected- never call a ship a "boat", as I did in my first entry. I think I have it straight now. Is there anyone around who served with my Dad? I'm sure he'd like to hear from anyone who's still around. If you post it on this site, I'll forward him the information.

Keywords: Sonar Seaman Frank J. Colbert on the Ozbourn 1948-1949



Entry: 55072
Subject: MY DAD, FRANK COLBERT, USN, SERVED ON THE OZBORNE

Theresa Colbert wrote on January 8, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: CHERRY HILL NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, retired MCPO Frank J. Colbert, served on the USS Ozborne when he was a Petty Officer 3rd class from 1948 to 1949. He is still around, excellent memory, at 81 and told me about the night the Ozborne had her "nose" cut off during one night in the China sea. There were four boats in formation. The Ozborne was the 3rd. According to Dad, someone was asleep and didn't get the signal to turn, so the 4th boat ended up slicing through the prow of his ship. It had to be towed up to Sing Chow for repairs. I have a picture he lent me which I could email you if someone is interested. Dad never forgot that night -said a couple of sailors were lost, too, in that accident. He recalls seeing something large floating in the water and he and his buddies thought it was a plane until they realized that it was the prow of the ship! He told me the spelling was "Ozborne", I don't know if it's right, but he remembered her number: 846. Oh, my Dad, he's a real piece of living history and I am so proud of him and his service and to all you shipmates who served with him, a sincere "thank you"!
By the way, Dad did his next stint in the China Sea during the Korean conflict on the USS Fletcher 445 DD-DDE. He came aboard a Petty Officer 3rd Class and left it at 2nd Class.

Keywords: 1949: The night the Ozborne lost her "nose" in the China Sea.



Entry: 52392
Subject: VERY LITTLE INTEREST

Jackson Tyree wrote on August 1, 2005


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: i finally got in touch with lori, garner hursts daughter , but it was dissapoining , she wanted to hear from someone who knew her father on the ozbourn , well he was my buddy on the dirty o, enyway after one e mail from her i recieved an e mail that she was just to busy to comunicate with me , i guess it didnt mean that much to know about her dad, ive found that people want you to spend your time on them but care very little about wasteing thier time on you too bad thier was much i could have passed on to her abour garner ,so i guess his life on the ozbourn will end when i pass on jackson

Keywords: garner hurst



Entry: 52122
Subject: DAD'S FRIENDS

Gery Bastiani wrote on July 19, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Trying to find any one that knew my dad, he served on the Ozburn in the early 50's. Didn't get to know him all that well since he passed away in 1962 when I was young. Thanks for any help

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Entry: 50126
Subject: CHANGE OF ADRESS AND PH NUMBER

Jackson Tyree wrote on April 11, 2005


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: USS OZBOURN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: hi its me again im just a little older, i see garner hursts daughter is seeking info on her dad, garner was a good friend of mine ,we were friends for over three yrs, he was a squared away sailor, i guess of all the guys on the dirty o i remember him the most,i have sent this programs e mail to lori and im waiting for a reply, hope to get intouch with her before i go to the deep six jackson tyree 52-55

Keywords: uss ozbourn dd 846



Entry: 48239
Subject: 1973-1975

Lemar Gardner wrote on January 18, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: BRECKSVILLE OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for all old good friends that were on
board during the years 1973 to 1975. Call me,
write, or email me pertaining to possible reunion.

Keywords: The Oz



Entry: 48027
Subject: FATHERS MEMORIES

Lori Fahy wrote on January 9, 2005


City and State: INDIANAPOLIS IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am the daughter of Garner Hurst who was on the uss ozbourn 846 sometime in the early 1950's. I would like any information from anyone who may have known him. I have some pictures of him and shipmates on the ship. Don't know anything about his rank,duties or when exactly he served. Building a wall in my den and would like to honor his military history.

Keywords: uss ozbourn 846 korean war early 1950's



Entry: 37095
Subject: LOOKING FOR GILBERT MCKELROY

Mike McKelroy wrote on September 22, 2003


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: please help me find Gilbert McKelroy We are related

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Entry: 33868
Subject:

Nancy Netter wrote on April 27, 2003


City and State:

Unit: USS OZBOURN

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father died Sept. 27, 1980. He had six childern.
He spoke little of the war. I would like to know more.

Keywords: Looking for anyone who knew my father. Orane Postlewaite. Served as a boilerman. Not sure what dates he served, but he was a Korean Vet.



Entry: 27634
Subject: DEATH OF BILLY BAKER BYBEE

Patricia Bybee wrote on August 16, 2002

Deceased

City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: DD846 GUNNER/MESS COOK CR3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: This is to advise Billy Baker Bybee died 8/10/02 in Houston, Texas. He was very proud to have served in the U.S. Navy. He served on the USS Ozbourn and the USS Stockham from 1948-52.

Keywords: USS Ozbourn



Entry: 26895
Subject: USS OZBOURN DD-846

William Goss wrote on July 12, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was aboard the OZ at the time of decomissioning, I have since had several items that were on board, given to me by various shipmates and I would like to ensure their safe delivery to an appropriate group for display. If you have any information that would facilitate this please let me know.

Thanks, YN3 Goss

Keywords: 1972-75 Looking for any official group affiliated with USS OZBOURN (DD-846) for ship items I have. Ships Log, engine order telegraph plate (KTS-RPM 1/3, 2/3, Standard, Full, Flank in black bakelite with white lettering) Helms plate (brass, indicates Standard, Full and Hard rudder degrees)



Entry: 26673
Subject: DO YOU KNOW ALBERT VERDUGO 51-53?

Gery Contreras wrote on July 1, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAN DIEGO CA

Unit: USS OZBOURN (DD846)

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for shipmates of my late uncle. His stories helped inspire me to serve in the Navy for 21 years. I would like to pass on to his grandchildren some of his history aboard the Ozbourn btwn 51 and 53. I believe he was a Boiler Tech.

Keywords: USS Ozbourn (DD846)



Entry: 25520
Subject: LOOKING FOR GILBERT MCKELROY

Billy Baker Bybee wrote on May 16, 2002

Deceased

City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: DD846 GUNNER/MESS COOK CR3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for Gilbert McKelroy who was on the UsS Ozbourn between 1948-1951. Contact Billy Baker Bybee at 281 493-2438 or pbybee@msn.com

Keywords: USS Ozbourn DD846



Entry: 25232
Subject: HELP NEED DOCUMENTAION USS OZBOURN WAS IN SIAGON BAY

Charles (Sid) Perry wrote on May 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: HOQUIAM WA

Unit: DESRON 9

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Help, I need documentation that the USS ozbourn was at Siagon Bay some time between August 31, 1966 thru September 16, 1966. I am working on a Agent Orange claim and can not get it without documentation of this information. All help will be greatly appriciated.

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Entry: 19226
Subject: HUMOROUS TEENAGE NAVY BOOK

Frank Spittle wrote on September 5, 2001


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Frank Spittle served aboard the USS Ozbourn and Rochester during the period of the Korean war. SAILOR, WRITE YOUR MOTHER! is a humorous memoir about growing up in the US Navy. Cover your funny bone and prepare for a tug at your heart, with episodes during Boot Camp, Ozbourn, and Rochester service.
ISBN: 0-9712877-0-8, 296 pp, photos. $16.95 plus $3 S and H (CA add tax - $1.36 per) payable to:
Ocean Breeze Productions
P.O. Box 3421
Laguna Hills, CA 92654

Keywords: Cruiser and Tin Can Sailor



Entry: 18328
Subject: USS OZBOURN 1950

Norma Newcomb (Mcgill) wrote on July 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for anyone on the USS Ozbourn in 1950. I have pictures with peoples names on back. Could it be you. Pics of Shellback Ceremonies and more. Please email Norma at shelby2n@yahoo.com

Keywords: USS Ozbourn



Entry: 18234
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S BUDDIES

Norma Newcomb (Mcgill) wrote on July 25, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have pics of Dirvendorf(?), Landrum Newlon, Murdock, "Pete" Niel, Steward, Jackson, Seelingio(?), McGee, Fitzwater. Pics of Shellback Ceremonies. Ensign Jordan getting "royal haircut",Lt. Cmdr. Ousey(?). Pic of "Royal Queen" Hanson and Lt Remmen as King Neptune. I have a lot of pics. Anyone out there please email me if you know my dad, Daniel McGill. Thank you in advance.

Keywords: Messcooks, Dennis, Buchan, Brown, "Red" Hopper, and "Nose" Davis. My dad was on the USS Ozbourn. His name was Daniel McGill.



Entry: 14461
Subject: WAS ONBOARD 58-60

Gene Russell wrote on January 20, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ETOWAH TN

Unit: DISBURSING CLERK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: DISBURSING CLERK

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Entry: 13691
Subject: USS OZBORNE DD846

Kerry Cummins wrote on December 18, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: THE WOODLANDS TX

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USN

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Entry: 12518
Subject: DECEMBER 4, 1967

Rick Bouchie wrote on October 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: USS GUADALUPE AO32

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: http://thewallusa.com/cgi-bin/new2.cgi

Keywords: O BRIEN, EDWARD STEPHEN
Panel 31E--LINE 37



Entry: 10584
Subject: WHEN THE OZBORNE LOST HER BOW.

Alton Kies wrote on July 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Al - I was on the Fleet Tug that towed the Ozborn to Shanghai, China when the Destroyer Chandler and the Ozborn collided during night manuvers in 1948. If anyone recalls this, let me know. I was aboard the USS Cree ATF 84

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Entry: 6703
Subject: REUNIONS...INFO

Charles Shryock wrote on February 5, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: PAHRUMP NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served aboard uss ozbourn l954-l956
two trips to westpac, formosa patrol etc.

Keywords: ships



Entry: 4973
Subject: BATTLE DAMAGE

John P. (Giovanni) Viola SR. wrote on November 15, 1999


City and State: NEWFIELD NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force

Comments: I can remember The Ozbourn taking a hit just forward of the aft smoke stack hitting the five inch dummy loading machine and sending it everywhere. Anyone else recall that ?

Keywords: Wanson Harbor










Wonsan Harbor




Entry: 3793
Subject: CREW MEMBER

Eddie Cranmore wrote on October 30, 1999

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORMAN OK

Unit: USS OZBOURN DD-846+

Service or Relationship: Navy

Comments: Finding crew members.

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Entry: 354
Subject: INCHON, WONSAN LANDINGS

Charles Franklyn Cole wrote on November 20, 1998

Email Update Needed



City and State: WORTHINGTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: SERVED ON USS OZBOURN (DD-846)--INCHON, WONSAN LANDINGS, FORMOSA PATROL AND SHORE BOMBARDMENT MISSIONS ALONG EAST COAST NORTH KOREA

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