USS Renshaw (DDE-499)










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Entry: 93669
Subject: USS RENSHAW DDE 499

Charles Johnson wrote on August 28, 2016


City and State: FERNANDINA BEACH FL

Unit: RADARMAN

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served aboard the Renshaw 1950-53. Trying to locate some of my Shipmates from the
Operations Division. Met several at our various re-unions, but many more I would to
know their where-abouts. Especially the ones in CIC Radar group.

Keywords: Typhoon Ruth, sinking the submarine, gun inplacement knockout



Entry: 92147
Subject: USS CROCKET148

Bill Tortat wrote on November 9, 2015


City and State: HANNNA CITY IL

Unit: 3RD DIVISION USS CROCKET 148

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Father has always been so Proud of his service

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Entry: 91119
Subject: THE NAVY AND MARINE CORPS MEDAL

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on May 4, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: Lt. (jg). William R. St. Lawrence, USN, and Ens. John A. Emerson, USN, of the USS Renshaw-
DDE-499, were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal for heroism at the risk of life, not
involving conflict, with an armed enemy, while in Naval service, on 26,Dec. 1952.

Keywords: Korean War --- 26, Dec. 1952 --- USS RENSHAW DDE-499 --- The Navy and Marine Corps Medal --- Ship's C O -Cdr. Lodwick Houston Alford-Nov.-1952 -- Aug.-1954.



Entry: 86031
Subject: DEATH OF RENSHAW SHIPMATE

Jan Coen wrote on April 22, 2013


City and State: GIG HARBOR WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Ken passed away in Boise Idaho on 4/19/2013.

Keywords: Kenneth A. Pedersen served on the Renshaw during the Korean war.
Served in the engine room.



Entry: 83408
Subject: OLPHA RAY VICK, TELETYPE OR RADIOMAN

Ray Vick wrote on June 20, 2012


City and State:

Unit: 20 ENGINEER BRIGADE, RVN 1969

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad served on the Renshaw I think in the mid-50s
out of Vallejo. But I might be wrong. He may have
served on the Renshaw during the Korean War. I think
he was a teletype operator or maybe a radioman
probably E3 or E4. He went on to serve in the Navy
unitil 1966 retiring as an E-6 Postal Clerk I think.
Although his full name was Olpha Ray Vick he went by
Ray. He died in 2001 at the reasonably old age of 81.

Ray Vick
San Diego

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Entry: 75407
Subject: PASSING OF RALPH MAREZ

Robert D. (Doug) Williams wrote on July 10, 2010


City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit: USS RENSHAW

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I just found out that former Renshaw shipmate Ralph L. Marez passed away at Roseburg, Oregon on October 19, 2009. May he rest in peace.

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Entry: 70365
Subject: THE PASSING OF CHARLES L. MINTON

Thomas Minton wrote on May 29, 2009


City and State: NEW CITY NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Thomas G. Minton and I am writing you on behalf of my father Charles L. Minton. It is with the deepest regrets that I inform you that my father passed away on February 7, 2007. I do not know if any of the members of the crew he served with during 1944-1945 are still a live. Please give them my regards and my mother's heart felt regards. My father was a Navy man right up to the end. I know if he were still a live he would have liked to attend this year's reunion. As you may know or don't know my father was awarded the "PURPLE HEART" and the "SILVER STAR". He very rarely spoke about his time in the Navy and what had happen on that day their ship was torpedo. I am very proud of my father and all of the men and women that served during "WW II". I myself served during the "Vietnam WAR". Please give my regards to all of the personal of the "USS RENSHAW DD/DDE 499".

Keywords: US Renshaw, DD/DDE 499....1944-1945



Entry: 69629
Subject: MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE TO THE USS RENSHAW

Mrs. Marty Kaderli wrote on March 25, 2009

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City and State: FREDERICKSBURG TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: The USS RENSHAW has a Memorial Wall plaque at the National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas. Every Memorial Day they have a standing floral wreath placed at their plaque during our Memorial Day ceremonies. In the past we have had a representative of the ship here to place it (along with about 50 other wreaths - it is a beautiful service) but I have lost contact with Mr. Ray Smith, of Greenblet, MD and do not know who else to contact. Is there a veteran of the RENSHAW who would like to join us for this program? Please contact me at the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, 328 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, Texas 78624 tel 830 997-8600. thank you, Mrs. Marty Kaderli, Membership Secretary

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Entry: 61349
Subject: I SERVED ON THE RENSHAW IN 1959

Jere Galloway wrote on June 20, 2007


City and State: CLEVELAND TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

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Entry: 50507
Subject: DEATH OF A TOM MACKO

Robert D. (Doug) Williams wrote on April 29, 2005


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I just found out recently from his son that Thomas E. Macko, RMSN, '55-'57, passed away in '96 in New Jersey. He had been ill since a stroke disabled him in the '80s. A good friend and shipmate. May a host of angels dance at his feet.
Doug Williams, USS Renshaw, '55-'57

Keywords: USS Renshaw, Doug Williams



Entry: 47464
Subject:

Richard Nielsen wrote on December 12, 2004

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City and State: HELENA MT

Unit: 1951-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 47454
Subject: SHIP BACKGROUND

Richard Nielsen wrote on December 11, 2004

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City and State: HELENA MT

Unit: 1951-1954

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was Radioman 2/c on the USS Renshaw, from 1951 to 1954. I have a very good friend by the name of Alan Kelly . He was a Quartermaster The last I was in touch with him he lived in Mission Viejo California. If anyone knows his whereabouts please write me an E-Mail.I Also would like to locate a Radioman by the name of Billy Guest.

Keywords: I also remember the sinking of the submarine and the gun mount shot off the hill. I sent out some of the radio communications concerning these events.



Entry: 47096
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF SAM DALESSANDRO

Leah Dalessandro wrote on November 26, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My grandfather, Samual Dalessandro, was on the
Renshaw from 1942 to 1946 in the South Pacific. He
was a gunner. He has always told me stories, and
recently when I visited him he was wondering what
happened to the other men he served with. He doesnt
own a computer so I am hoping to help him out. He
lives in the tri-state area. Are there reunions? Thank
you.

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Entry: 46849
Subject: USS RENSHAW 499 YRS. 1951-1954

James K. Waldron wrote on November 13, 2004


City and State: COLUMBIA SC

Unit: BM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am James K. Waldron BMSN. I was on the Renshaw from 1951-1954. I was incharge of the motor whale boat. I was in the secound devision, with battle station starboard k gun. My underway station was helsman. On Christmas night 1953, a plane crashed and we were put to sea in the MBW, with seas 40ft. and temperature 30 degrees below zero. I was bowhook. Ronald M. Tullgren,QM, John D. Allison,coxswin, Joe E. Scott,engineer, W. G. Milton,was corpsman, and Officer William B. Smith ENS.
I was aboard for the first higrogen bomb(operation Castle). On May 1, 1954 in Enowetok, after teh test, i was sent to the cruser hospital sickbay. For radiation observasion, and later transfered to Trippler army hospital in Pearl Harbor.

Keywords: Friends I remember- Fredrick T. Schokey, Ward H. Dunn, Don L. Wilson, Everett O. Withrow
Ship- USS Renshaw DDE 499



Entry: 42490
Subject: RENSHAW JACKET

Jim Wood wrote on April 20, 2004

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have a black wool navy "CPO" ? type jacket that I purchased in 1972 -74 in Pittsfield Massachusetts. It has a beautifully rendered needlepoint of a tiger on the back of the jacket. Emblazoned over the top of the tiger is RENSHAW 499, and under the tiger is written: JAPAN There are two zippered front top pockets, over the right one is a five character name in what must be Japanese.

Can anyone tell me what the tiger emblem is about, and if there is a particular battle this commemorates?

I just found this website. After finding this "old friend" in my closet, I "googled" the name Renshaw499 and found you folks.

I've read Don McElfresh's letter, Thanks Don. I'd love to know more from anyone about what this tiger is about. Feel free to email me.

Thank you.
Jim

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Entry: 40555
Subject: USS RENSHAW REUNION

Everett O. (Tony) Withrow wrote on February 4, 2004


City and State: PORT ORANGE FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I,m really looking fward. to Our next reunion, hey Sherm. give Don and I a call Better yet come see us. See you Guys In Orlando.
Tony

Keywords: Operation Castle: Don Grubbs ,Shick Sherman Trisket?,
Ernie DE Marco.



Entry: 31173
Subject: CHIEF ROBERT S CHANEY, JR GMGC DECEASED 8-23-1989

Robert S. (Bob) Chaney III wrote on January 12, 2003


City and State: WILLOW SPRINGS MO

Unit: MO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just a note to let friends and shipmates of my father, Bob Chaney, passed away in August of 1989 due to a massive heart attack. I just realized sites like this and others are out here, so Im a bit late with the news as you can see. Im his son Bob and I have numerous pictures and plaques from my father's service years on the Philips and the Renshaw. He was a gunners mate and served from 1945 through 1969. He played Santa Claus alot for the ships Christmas parties and managed the Block Arena in Pearl Harbor for some years. I would be happy to hear from anyone who knew him as I have alot of pictures and stuff I can share.

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Entry: 30905
Subject: THOMAS W. SHIRLEY - KOREA

Thomas Shirley wrote on January 3, 2003


City and State: PROSPECT HEIGHTS IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father was on the Renshaw during the Korean War. I believe he played a part in an A-Bomb test off the Bikini islands. He actually witnessed the test and to shield his eyes he put his forearm over his closed eyes. The explosion was so bright that he saw the bone in his arm like an x-ray. He also helped remove some of the islanders and their livestock after the test because the fallout headed where it wasn't supposed to.

Anyone remember this?

Also, he has a fond memory of stealing a picture of "Laylani" from the ward room of the USS O'Brien.The two ships were docked in Pearl Harbor at the time and it would have been early 1954.

Keywords: Bikini Islands, Laylani



Entry: 30746
Subject: SIGNALMAN 1945

Aaron Lilly wrote on December 28, 2002

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City and State: BRISTOL TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: My father, Aaron "Abe" Lilly, served on the USS Renshaw as a signalman in 1945. He told about Navy Day 1945 many times. He passed away in 1995 in Tampa, Florida, where my Mother still lives.
Does anyone remember him or might have served with him in "45?"

Keywords: Signalman Navy Day 1945



Entry: 29084
Subject: I HAVE A PICTURE OF THE SHIP IN A OLD POLCLIN PORT HOLE FRAME.

Kim Thill wrote on October 27, 2002

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City and State: GRANTS PASS OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I've got the framed picture of the ship and a very intweresting story that goes with it.Interested parties feel free to contact me.

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Entry: 28834
Subject: REUNIONS AND GENERAL INFORMATION

Delmar Engelking wrote on October 14, 2002

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City and State: TACOMA WA

Unit: USS CROCKETT-APA148/USS RENSHAW-DDE499/USS BELLATR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Where are you?
Reunion and general information.

Keywords: USS Crockett-APA148
USS Renshaw-DDE499
USS Bellatrix-AKA3
Leroy Armstrong
John Deer



Entry: 25803
Subject: WORLD WAR II

Linda Bonner wrote on May 27, 2002

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City and State: ELIZABETH CO

Unit: GRAND DAUGHTER OF NAVY VET

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My Grandfather ,Fred Morris served on the Renshaw during WW11. His son, my father who now has Alzheimers is trying to obtain anything on his Dad
before he gets too ill. Help if you can.
Thank you
Linda K. Bonner

Keywords: My Grand father was Fred Morris



Entry: 25100
Subject:

Alfred Galvan wrote on April 29, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the ship USS Renshaw in 1952 and 53'. If
anyone remembers me please let me know. I am
looking for my friend Roy Forest

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Entry: 25099
Subject: INQUIRY

Alfred Galvan wrote on April 29, 2002

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: roy Forest
uss renshaw dde499
1952/1953

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Entry: 23562
Subject: VP-44 1951-1953

John Smarsh wrote on February 28, 2002


City and State: WARTBURG TN

Unit: VP-44

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: PBM-5
P5M-1

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Entry: 20370
Subject: CRASH OF PBM AND RESCUE OF CREWMEN

Ray Jones wrote on November 5, 2001

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City and State: SAN MARCOS TX

Unit: VP-47

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served in VP47 from1952 to 1955. I was first radioman ,AL/2C in Baker Able 9. We lost one of our planes one night, it when in on an ASW patrol
and some of the plane crew was picked up by the Renshaw one of the crew members name was I believe Studder. If anyone remembers this incident let me know. As I remember it was around christmas time.

Keywords: PBM



Entry: 19521
Subject: CREWMAN(ART HUNTER)SM/2/C

Stephen Rudy wrote on September 20, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: HE WAS A GOOD PERSONAL FRIEND OF MINE,I LEFT TOWN FOR AWHILE AND WHEN I RETURNED,HE HAD PASSED AWAY.(R.I.P.)HE SERVED ON THE DD-499/DDE-499(USS RENSHAW0in the 1940s/1950s. Does anyone have info on when he passed away,and where buried?He died in SAN DIEGO,CA.

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Entry: 14839
Subject: RENSHAW A FATHER AND SON ISSUE

Thomas Atnip wrote on February 6, 2001


City and State: GILBERT AZ

Unit: USS RENSHAW DDE499 1967 TO 1969

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was the Engineering Officer on the USS RENSHAW in the 50's and served during the time when the Renshaw's distinguished service record showed that a small ship was only as stong as the crew that served on her. So it was the crews that made her as stong as she was. I had the honor of serving on the USS RENSHAW in the engineering department approximetly 17 years after my father. The greatest time I ever had aboard ship was to have my father sail on a dependant cruise off the shore of Oahu and to see the smile on his face. I know that he put his life on the line for his country as many did with him during the Korean War. I just hope my time aboard her was as honorable and gave homage to those hundreds of brave sailors that sailed before me. The Renshaw was finally decommissioned after her last cruise to Viet Nam in 1970. She sits on the bottom of the Ocean off the coast of Hawaii serving Neptune as a habitate for the underwater environment. Although she is at rest her memory will always shine bright as long as there are destroyer sailors that sprend their time defending this great country on the oceans of the world.

Keywords: USS RENSHAW DDE499



Entry: 14766
Subject: RENSHAW - 8/51

Louise Hatter wrote on February 2, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: How do I send phoo taken from USS Nicholas DDE-449 reciving guard mail for USS Renshaw near Formosa 8/51

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Entry: 13477
Subject: LOOKING

Bob Papenfus wrote on December 6, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for a friend that I went to radar school
with Believe he served on the Renshaw 1953 54
His name is Norman Marshall.

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Entry: 11094
Subject: SERVED ON RENSHAW 65'-67'

Dan Smith wrote on August 17, 2000

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City and State: WARILLA

Unit: RM-3

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: RM-3

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Entry: 10740
Subject: RENSHAW SERVICE

John Seidel wrote on July 31, 2000

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City and State:

Unit: IC PLOT/SHIPS SERVICEMEN

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I would like to find out locations and activies of our patrol. Is there any sources for ships logs, missions, patrols?

Keywords: I served on the Renshaw During her one tour of Vietnam 69-70.







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