USS Reclaimer (ARS-42)










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Entry: 93816
Subject: LOOKING FOR MISSION STORIES

Malcolm Johnson wrote on October 4, 2016


City and State:

Unit: USS RECLAIMER/ARS42

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hello,
I am writing a story which has a reference to being on an ARS during the Korean War. I would like to incorporate some realism base on work done my the men of my old ship, USS RECLAIMER. If you have or know someone who has such information, please let me know. If your story is used and my story ever becomes published you will be most gratefully acknowledged and thanked as a contributor as well as veteran and ship's company in Reclaimer.

Thank you in advance for any information which may be provided.

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Entry: 93380
Subject: RECLAIMER

Andre Monceret wrote on June 21, 2016


City and State: NEW ROADS LA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for someone who would have served on the USS Reclaimer with my father Joseph Monceret. I think they called him Frenchie . I'm thinking he would have served during the Korean War and I thought knew he was a diver . Any info would be appreciated . I have a bunch of navy pics of him with friends I could share. I can be reached at amonceret@yahoo.com. Thanks Andre

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Entry: 85507
Subject:

William Vandiver JR. wrote on February 19, 2013


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served aboard Reclaimer from december 1954 until
january 1955

we was at entiwetok , marshall islands for the
H-Bomb explosion the summer of 1954 . operation
castle..

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Entry: 71480
Subject: CAN DO 42 REUNION '09

David Johnson (Hazel) wrote on September 1, 2009


City and State: WAYCROSS GA

Unit: RECLAIMER ARS-42

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Nov. 16 - Nov. 21 2009 Reunion (First) Calling all Reclaimer Sailors. Golden Nugget, Las Vegas Nev. With NAFTS Reunion. Rounding up all able body Seaman to attend 1st Annual Reunion and "Trade old War Stories" with all the "Old Salts." Bring pictures, Film and any Memrobillia to the pow-wow.
e-mail me or
Pat Winston (cordinator)
"Welcome Home Sailor!"
Fair Winds and Following Seas

Keywords: Can Do 42, Vietnam, Korea, Market Time, CINCPAC Fleet / SERVRON 5, NAFTS.



Entry: 65407
Subject: LOOKING FOR USS RECLAIMER ARS 42 CREW

Wally Hurt wrote on April 27, 2008


City and State: GRESHAM OR

Unit: USN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking to reconnect with crew mates.

Keywords: USS Reclaimer ARS 42, Served during 1951-1954. Served with Stodgil, Ontjes, Bettencourt, Heckle, Roberts, Rotary, Commanding officers Calhoun and Kilpatrick.



Entry: 65306
Subject: SALVAGE OF USNS CARD SAIGON 1964

Leonard Tessnear wrote on April 19, 2008


City and State: FOREST CITY NC

Unit: USS RECLAIMER ARS 42

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If anyone reads this that was on the uss reclaimer between nov.1962 to jan.1965 please call or e-mail me I need some information very urgent. thanks

Keywords: salvage of the usns card in vietnam



Entry: 62862
Subject: RECLAIMER DIVER

William Blewett SR. wrote on November 5, 2007

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City and State: KENAI AK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Did a few west-pac tours on it.Kor.salvage jog,airplane crashs,all from about 1957 to 1961
some TAD salvage .one was on the safegard to bring up the mini sub just off pearl harbor.
I had the dive locker.
Went from there to Knots diver team out of long beach ca.
Any old shipmates still around?.

Keywords: Starky was the master diver,Danforth the capt.



Entry: 53828
Subject: MYDAD SERVED ON THE RECLAIMER

Kay Hoernemann wrote on October 29, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served on the Reclaimer... not real sure of the years, but I believe it was between '50 - '53. His name was John Loberg, so if anyone served with him, sure would love to hear any stories you are willing to tell. Dad passed away in 2000. My brother and I are trying to put together any stories, pictures or anything to pass on to my brother's son so he can know about his Grandfather. We do have a woderful picture of the Reclaimer that was one of Dad's prize possessions. Dad had attended many Navy reunions before his passing so was in touch with a few of his Navy friends. Thanks.

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Entry: 53827
Subject: MYDAD SERVED ON THE RECLAIMER

Kay Hoernemann wrote on October 29, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served on the Reclaimer... not real sure of the years, but I believe it was between '50 - '53. His name was John Loberg, so if anyone served with him, sure would love to hear any stories you are willing to tell. Dad passed away in 2000. My brother and I are trying to put together any stories, pictures or anything to pass on to my brother's son so he can know about his Grandfather. We do have a woderful picture of the Reclaimer that was one of Dad's prize possessions. Dad had attended many Navy reunions before his passing so was in touch with a few of his Navy friends. Thanks.

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Entry: 53057
Subject: RADIOMAN 1982-1985

Don Blanco JR. wrote on September 8, 2005

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City and State: MESQUITE TX

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was stationed on the Reclaimer from February 1982 to January 1985. Made two westpacs on her and in 1983-84, we were midpac's softball champions defeating the largest ship stationed in Pearl Harbor at the time. (USS Jason)It's Ironic cause we were one of the smallest ships in the harbor even though we were actually stationed on the Hickam side of the island. I served under ship captains R.L. Owens and J.M. Evans during that timeframe. We conducted a number of salvops even recovering two bodies from an FA-14 that crashed in the pacific, and participated in joint military exercises with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Navy on a couple of ocassions. I would love to hear from any of my shipmates from that period and enjoy reading all the entries from the other Reclaimer brothers.

Keywords: Ars-42



Entry: 52439
Subject: STARKY'S BOYS

Paul Perkins wrote on August 3, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: In response to "Starkey's Boys":

Chris:

I was also a diver stationed on the Reclaimer during Ed Starkey's tenure in the Reclaimer dive locker. I was stationed on the ship from 1987 - 1990. I believe you came on board shortly before I left.

I would be interested in the book about Ed. Please e-mail me with the information at PJPerkins2003@Yahoo.Com

Paul J. Perkins

Keywords: USS Reclaimer, ARS 42



Entry: 50528
Subject: EX DIVER FROM USS RECLAIMER

Christopher Lavoie wrote on April 30, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: USS RECLAIMER

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I was a diver on board the USS Reclaimer from 1990-1992. Soon after I was sent to MDSU-1 in Honolulu, the reclaimer was decommed and placed in West lock of Pearl Harbor in the "mothball" fleet there.

I am working on a book about the Reclaimer when i was on board. It is called Starkey's Boys after the MDV Ed Starkey. It should be available in 2005. Please let me know if you would like to be notified when it is out.

Keywords: uss reclaimer ars 42



Entry: 49357
Subject: USS RECLAIMER PLAQUE

Pete Burke wrote on March 5, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: This is purely for information. When I was researching the plaque I obtained and I am now selling it on e-bay. I would be expecially pleased if it ended up with a true collector with links to the vessel. It had been presented to my mess, The Royal Military Police in Hong Kong but was sold to me when we disbanded in 1997.

Keywords: USS RECLAIMER ARS 42 wall plaque



Entry: 42949
Subject: RECLAIMER SKIPPER

John Kilpatrick wrote on May 10, 2004

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I believe my father, Marion C. Kilpatrick, was a commander of the Reclaimer sometime during the 50's, but I'll have to do a bit of research to pin that down. He enlisted in the Army in 1928 (lying about his age at 14!) and after 6 years left the Army and enlisted in the Navy. He eventually became a Master Diver and then a Warrant Diver by the beginning of WW-II. He was commissioned an LDO/Salvage in WWII, but his designator was changed to unlimited duty after the war. He retired as a LCDR in 1958. He commanded several salvage ships and fleet tugs from 1946 - 1955.

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Entry: 39286
Subject: RECLAIMING ARS-42 RECLAIMER

Bruce Martens wrote on December 19, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am working on saving the RECLAIMER as a working maritime museum and would LOVE to hear from ANY of her former crew... Bruce T. Martens
P.O. Box 3324
San Rafael, CA
94912-3324
Tugbruce@AOL.com

Keywords: ARS-42 RECLAIMER



Entry: 29994
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Jake Hose wrote on November 28, 2002

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City and State: ROCKPORT TX

Unit: USS RECLAIMER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Trying to contact shipmates that served with me during these years. I am retired and am currently living in Rocport, Tx. Would like to chat and reminiss about the good ol' days aboard ship. Searching for C.A. Crawford (THE NOSE). If you have any information please contact me by email or phone. Thanks,, Jake

Keywords: Jake, I was on board the USS Reclaimer from 1952-DEC. 1954 . Worked for Calhoun, H.K. Smith, G.Ruber.



Entry: 29992
Subject:

Jake Hose wrote on November 28, 2002

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City and State: ROCKPORT TX

Unit: USS RECLAIMER

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 29143
Subject: USS RECLAIMER (ARS42)

Mike Morton wrote on October 29, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was a second class diver on board for 2 westpac cruises. Would like to hear from real friends that went on to finish the cruise after I left her in Pusan Korea.

Keywords: ARS 42 Can Do circa 1977



Entry: 26209
Subject: USS RECLAIMER ARS 42

Hugh Campbell wrote on June 11, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the Reclaimer from April '52 to Oct or Nov '53. I was one of the ships yoeman the entire time I was on board. I came on board after Seaman Bruce Hopping left and just before A.C. Calhoun became the commanding officer. Please E-mail if you want I've only kept in touch with two of my former shipmates.

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Entry: 10318
Subject: USS RECLAIMER ARS 42

Jim Lawson wrote on July 12, 2000

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City and State: WOODLAND CA

Unit: CREW MEMBER USS RECLAIMER 1952-53

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the reclaimer 52-53. i was at sakeho hang korea and wanson. we did bring back a bottomless ship to sadebo japan etc.

i did find it interesting when the uss reclaimer was decommissioned in pearl harber a few years ago my daughter was stationed there with her husband. she attended the ceremonies and sent me the program that stated who the commanding officers were etc. when i served lt. commander a calhoun was our commanding officer and was not mentioned . the program stated another name.

i would like to here from some of the ship mate

jim

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Entry: 6998
Subject: SHIP PERSONNEL 1951/1952

David Holtzer wrote on February 15, 2000


City and State: PLEASANT HILL CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am a former crew member of the USS Reclaimer and served aboard her from 1951 to 1952. I am looking for old shipmates.


I saw service on the Reclaimer 1950 to 1952. To my recollection on going to the aid of the USS Walke that hit a mine, We got the call around 0400hours in the morning that caught us with only half the crew on board as we were on port and starboard liberty. We were prepared to tow her in but she had power and emergency steering so we escorted her back to Japan.

One of the other functiom that we volunteered for was transporting ROK and British Royal Marines for raids on Songjin and picking them up the next day with North Korean prisoners.

I'm proud to say that I earned 3 of the Reclaimers 6 battle stars.

Keywords: Wonsan seige. etc







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