USS Rupertus (DD-851)


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Entry: 85463
Subject: USS RUPERTUS DD851 (1950-1954 )

Marion Banuelos (Kidd) wrote on February 14, 2013


City and State: MISSOURI CITY TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I didn't know how lucky I was to be on the 851
(flagship) . She was first in Gunnery and engineering
on the Pacific Fleet when I came aboard and had the
big E a few times. You had to be a Tincan Sailor to
appreciate these things. We were a proud bunch.

When I left the Rupe I was almost twenty one. It was
a great education and experience.

Marion Kidd Banuelos

Keywords: My nickname is KIDD,I was 17 years old, came aboard
the Rupe 9/28/50. She was in drydocks @ TI at San
francisco for 3 months. We had a ship's party on TI
before we left for San diego.



Entry: 85325
Subject: SERVED ABOARD SS RUPERTUS 1949--1952

Robert Owen wrote on January 27, 2013


City and State: PEACHTREE CITY GA

Unit: OPERATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: 1949, I was aboard for the trip to Tsingtao, China to
evacuate the American Council when the Communist took
the city. After the 38th was crossed we joined Task
Force 77 and bombarded both coasts of Korea until I
was transferred to USS Gen Mitchell for trip to US
and discharged May 1952. Bob

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Entry: 83761
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE RUPE SOMETIME BETWEEN 49-53

Patrick Stockton wrote on July 29, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father who passed away in 07 was fire control dept
(got out as FT3) His name was Thomas J Stockton. If
anyone remembers him/has any good stories to
share,please don't hesitate to email me. Thanks.

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Entry: 81664
Subject: AIRMAN RESCUE

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


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On April 22,1952, a F4U-4 aircraft Bu.No.80807 of
squadron VF-63 off of the aircraft carrier USS Boxer
CVA-21, was hit by enemy AAA fire, and ditched in
Hungnam Harbor.The wounded pilot, Ens.Stanley W.
Henderson was rescued by the USS Rupertus-DD-851.
WELL DONE, USS Rupertus-DD-851.

Keywords: F4U-4-VF-63-USS Boxer-CVA-21-Hungnam Harbor-



Entry: 79303
Subject: CARL LEONARD ALBERT- KOREAN WAR

Eric Gammon SR. wrote on June 13, 2011

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City and State: EL PASO TX

Unit: USS RUPERTUS

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I believe my stepfather Carl L. Albert was on the Rupe sometime during the Korean War. I believe he was a Machinists Mate. He never talked much except about "port calls" in various places and getting into trouble with the brass a time or two during his service. He passed in September 1995, and at his wake, a stranger approached my brothers and I, explaining that he had seen the obituary in the St. Louis newspaper. He told a story about some kind of damage to a ship, believed to be the Rupe, during the war, stating that Dad had pulled several people to safety. If any of this makes any sense to anyone, please don't hesitate to reply. Thanks so much!

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Entry: 78652
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW MEMBERS FROM VIETNAM

Mike Campbell wrote on April 21, 2011


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am sorry, I know this is a Korean War site, but I am looking for people that served with my dad on the Rupertus in Vietnam. I would love to be able to connect him with some old friends. He was stationed on board as an ASROC specialist around 64-66 under Captain VanSickle and then Captain Burke.

Keywords: Yankee Station, Gemini, Formosa Patrol



Entry: 72912
Subject: USS RUPERTUS DD 851

Richard Catani JR. wrote on December 26, 2009

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City and State: NEWPORT VT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: I JOINED THE USS RUPERTUS AS A SEAMAN AS ONE OF THE ORIGANAL FIRST CREW MEMBERS ( PLANK OWNER ). IT WAS COMMISIONED AND WE WENT ON ITS FIRST VOYAGE TO GETMO FOR SHAKEDOWN AND THEN THROUGH THE PANAMA CANAL TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR RE FITTING AND THEN TO SAN DIAGO. THEN I WAS TRANSFERED TO ANOTHER DESTROYER, THE USS SOUTHERLAND.

RICHARE F CATANI-----------AGE 82YRS.



Entry: 72177
Subject: GRANDFATHER

Tyler Lynch wrote on November 1, 2009


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My papaw served aboard the USS Rupertus during the late 40's early 50's. His name was Calvin Lynch, I don't know exactly what he did, as he died when I was 3, but granny and dad say he talked about mopping the decks all the time and painting. If anyone out there served w/ him please get in touch w/ me as I would like to know what you remember of him.

Thanks and God Bless

Tyler Lynch

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Entry: 72114
Subject: COMMANDER ROBERT A. HOOLHORST

Cherie Ross wrote on October 28, 2009


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Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Uncle Bob, Commander Robert A. Hoolhorst, was a Commander of the USS Rupertus between 1951-1953. When we would have our monthly lunch dates, he would speak very fondly about the Rupertus. He talked about the reunion efforts that were being made.I am sad to report that he died in July of 2003 at the age of 90 and I miss him dearly. I know that he would want to send out his last Ahoys to the Officers and crew of that great ship. Cherie Ross

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Entry: 53682
Subject: 1951-1952

Don Wiggins SR. wrote on October 20, 2005

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City and State: GRANBURY TX

Unit: NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: sigsaurs



Entry: 51067
Subject: MY DAD SERVED ON THE RUPERTUS 1950'S

Cindy (Maniaci) McCay wrote on May 23, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served on the USS Rupertus in the early 1950's. His name is Andrew Maniaci. I just wanted to thank all of you who served with him.
And also those who served before and after him.

I am very proud of my father and for all of those who put their lives on the line for us each and every day.

Thank you and God Bless.
Cindy Maniaci McCay

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Entry: 30181
Subject: SERVED ON USS RUPERTUS '52 AND '53

Phil Lund wrote on December 5, 2002

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City and State: STILLWATER MN

Unit: OOD - ELECTRONICS REPAIR OFFICER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Rupe had an excellent crew headed by an excellent skipper, CDR Robert A. Hoolhorst, USN, Now CAPT Robert A. Hoolhorst, USN (Ret). Can't remember all the names but do remember LCDR E. L. Edwards, XO,LTJG Hank Schleuning, Gunnery Officer, LT Walter Smith, Engineering Officer, LT Robert Jamison, Engineering Officer, and an excellent bunch of ET's who kept our systems humming at all times.

Keywords: "Phil" --spent '52 and '53 in Sea of Japan of the East Coast of Korea on Rupe as OOD and Electronics Repair Officer--from 38th parallel North with TF 77



Entry: 23111
Subject: UPDATE SOME INFORMATION

Clint Smith wrote on February 12, 2002


City and State: MULDROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I need to update on my last message I wrote. My dad served on the Rupertus in the later parts of the 40's. He was on the ship when they got out the diplomats and inportant people out of Tsingao China before it fell to the communist. The Navy knew my dad as Homer Carl Smith but his real name is Carl Homer Smith. I was looking through some of his stuff collected from being in China the other day. I hope to find some more pictures of the Rupertus and have them scanned in and put on one of these web sights so all you good veterans can enjoy them. Carl Homer Smith passed away Feb. 23, 1998. If any of his old shipmates are still out there I would like to hear from you. Thanks
Clint H. Smith clintmeister@juno.com

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Entry: 22764
Subject: MY DAD

Clint Smith wrote on January 30, 2002


City and State: MULDROW OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My dad served upon the USS Rupertus from some where in the mid 50's to the late 50's. He passed away 3 years ago and his name was Carl Homer Smith. He was part of a crew who ran a 40 mm cannon. He was in a car wreck on shore leave in San Fransisco, broke his back and was discharged after recovering. He originaly came from Lousiana. Any old buddies who might rember him give me a chat.

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Entry: 18468
Subject: SUBMIT INFORMATION

Don Woolley wrote on August 4, 2001

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City and State: CLE ELUM WA

Unit: USS RUPERTUS DD851

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard uss rupertus from 1955-1956, as disbursing clerk 3. administrative inspection as i arrived indicated many overpaid persons. some people wqere required to serve brig time for their activities.

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Entry: 17361
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Michael (Mike) Best wrote on June 16, 2001


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: USS RUPERTUS 'OC' DIV.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: WISH TO FIND ANY/ALL RUPE SHIPMATES FOR THIS TIME FRAME, AND OF COURSE ANY OTHER TIME FRAME. ALSO HOPE TO FIND ANY INFORMATION ABOUT GOOD BUDDY FRED GREATOREX WHO HAS PASSED AWAY. LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES LOPEZ, PATRICK, ENGLE, SCHWARTZ, AND TWO NICKEDNAMED HUFF AND PUFF. MY NICKNAME WAS FEATHERS. ANY MATE WHOSE BUNK WAS UNDER THE MESS DECKS. ANY SIGNALMEN/QUARTERMASTERS WHO WERE ABOARD. ANYONE WITH EXTRA COPY/S OF 57/58 CRUISE BOOK. MANY MEMORIES ARE COMING BACK WISH TO FIND, AND EXPLORE OTHER MEMORIES LOCKED AWAY FOR SO MANY YEARS.MY HEARTFELT THANKS, AND GOD BLESS ALL.
FEATHERS SM3

Keywords: EARLY 1957 THRU JULY 1958 AND RUPES WESTPAC CRUISE.



Entry: 8202
Subject: USS RUPERTUS AND USS LEONARD F MASON

Charles Elton Tumlinson wrote on April 23, 2000

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City and State: BROKEN ARROW OK

Unit: SHIP #851 - 852

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My father is looking for information regarding Bill Barton, Don Wiggens, Jake Shafield and Tom Sullivan who served on these ships (USS Rupertus and USS Leonard F Mason) during 1951-52. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Keywords: My father is looking for information regarding Bill Barton, Don Wiggens, Jake Shafield and Tom Sullivan who served on these ships (USS Rupertus and USS Leonard F Mason) during 1951-52. Any information would be greatly appreciated.







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