USS Segundo (SS-398)


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Entry: 91971
Subject: LOOKING FOR A GOOD FRIEND

Larry Stein wrote on October 6, 2015


City and State: HOLYOKE CO

Unit: SONAR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was aboard the Segundo in 1958 and had a good friend, James R. Morrison, also a sonarman. I left the service in 1960.
My last contact with him, he was aboard the T.Roosavelt (SSBN) he was aboard on it's commissioning and my next contact with him. he married a Scottish girl. He also advanced to CWO.

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Entry: 83179
Subject: INFO ABOUT ED KLIMEK

Thomas Klimek wrote on May 28, 2012


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad retired as a Chief Electricians Mate in 1959 and
his last boat was the Segundo. I remember Mom going to
the Embarcadero in San Diego to pick up things that Dad
sent home on other boats, Anything that would fit
through the hatch he said.
Any stories about Ed or Eddie Klimek or the Segundo,
I'd like to hear from you.

Tom

Keywords: SS 398



Entry: 62435
Subject: INFO ON CHARLES WILBUR

Brent Richards wrote on September 26, 2007


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: HI, I am looking for information on my wife's uncle, Charles Wilbur. My cousin, his daughter has a silver pitcher engraved with From Wardroom Officers and the name of the ship. I know he commanded the Bowfin during the Korean War and would like to find out anything about his time on the Segundo. Contact me at breezyr54@yahoo.com. Thank you

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Entry: 53689
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES JUNE 1944 TO JUNE 1946

Tim Neil wrote on October 21, 2005


City and State: WARETOWN NJ

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Just researching to see if anyone knew my Father.

Keywords: USS Segundo



Entry: 43596
Subject: TRAINING INCIDENT

Vicki Northen wrote on June 6, 2004


City and State: DUVALL WA

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, William E. Northen, was on the Segundo in 1951 - 1952. He was 19 years old, an I.C. Electrician "3-striper", 6'5" tall and green-off-the-farm from central Texas. About January of 1952, a training incident occured where one of the destroyers ran over the Segundo while it was at periscope level. Afterwards,he had the portside watch and got a good look at the damage from the destroyer's screw to the conning tower and deck. My dad's memory is now fading somewhat and I would love to hear from someone regarding this time period or if anyone knew him then. Thanks so much, Vicki

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Entry: 41041
Subject: DOES ANYONE KNOW RMCM HARRY DE NEENE?

Harry Girtman wrote on February 18, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: ALBANY OR

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 39789
Subject: SEGUNDO (FISH OF THAT NAME)

Donald E. Roberts wrote on January 6, 2004

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City and State: CASSVILLE MO

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Service or Relationship: -

Comments: would like to know about the fish that the boat was named for.

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Entry: 28578
Subject: USS SEGUNDO

Bernard Mouzer wrote on October 1, 2002


City and State: POOLE UK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I have a very heavy metal ship's badge from USS Segundo. It is the same sort of thing that I recognise as a gun's tompian cover from my own service in the Royal Navy. Until today I had no idea where it came from and had never heard of such a vessel - other than seeing this name on the badge. I served in the Royal Navy during World War 2 and helped return lease lend vessel HMS Rajah to Norfolk, Virginia after the war. I visited Maryland in May 2002 where I have a good American friend and sailed his yacht on Chesapeake Bay.

I will now give this badge of USS Segundo a proper place in my home and think about the good men who served in her.

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Entry: 27253
Subject: SEARCHING FOR OLD PHOTO'S

Jesse Masters wrote on July 31, 2002

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City and State: FT. CAMPBELL KY

Unit: C-CO 8-101 AVN REGT.

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am bowplanes son, I am 33 years old and wanting to learn more about his military service.He was well retired before I was born so I do not know much about this period of his life.Except for some of the ports he visited and how happy he was describing the good times he had.I am ashamed to say I did not follow in his footsteps by enlisting in the navy. But I am currently in the army and have been for 15yrs now.If anyone out there has any old photo's or info.please contact me. Thanks Jesse

Keywords: USS SEGUNDO,NICKNAME-BOWPLANES WAS PRESENT IN TOKYO BAY DURING SURRENDER OF JAPANESE.



Entry: 25376
Subject: A LONG TIME AGO!

Adrian Fielding wrote on May 11, 2002

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City and State: AUCKLAND

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I can remember as a young lad going down to the Brisbane River [Australia] where I was fortunate in being allowed to board the USS Segundo. It must have been about 1945 or 1946. I think the boat was commanded by a Lt. Cmdr. Little, but perhaps my memory is playing tricks with me.
It is most interestin to have found information regarding you boet on the net.
Good luck to you all.

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Entry: 22707
Subject: SEGUNDO

Gerald Holloway wrote on January 28, 2002

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City and State: GILBERT AZ

Unit: USS SEGUNDO AUX GANG

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the Segundo during the 39 days under water. I remember Mummbles. I remember Pokorney, I remember Mr. Magoo who was a sonar man. His name was Wormeldorf. I remember Mitchell who married the Japenese girl when we hit Yokuska. I remember Nave, the enginemen and I remember Farmer. Lt. Napier was the XO. Since I left the Navy in 1958 at Hunters Point I have been a career police officer, 43 years. Anyone out there contact me if you please.

Keywords: My Nick Name on the Segundo was HOLLY.



Entry: 15674
Subject: 50'/51' CREWMAN

Leslie Jankowski wrote on March 28, 2001

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City and State: SHORELINE WA

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 9633
Subject: FINDING CREW

Jerry Hall wrote on June 24, 2000

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City and State: CHESAPEAKE VA

Unit: USS SEGUNDO SS398

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please add the SEGUNDO to the list of ships that were involved. We arrived in Yokuska at the very beginning of the conflict in early July, then we went back again about 1 year later. Made 4 simulated war patrols 2 on each visit. Basically we were off Russian coast on all four patrols.


Thanks for your quick response. To the best of my memory, we were in Manila on 25 June l950 when the Korean situation kicked off. The boat was in Cavite, just across the Bay - believe it was on a Sunday. Marines rounded all of us up, and we went back to the boat and got underway the next morning for Japan. There were two other boats with us, and once we tied up in Japan one of them left for patrol duty, than the other, and finally we went. My best guess is that it was in late July l950 when we made our first run - we made one more before returning to San Diego. I believe we went back again in late 51 or early 52 - but, am not sure. I left the boat in April 53. I would think the Navy Awards Manual would have the dates that medals were earned for that service - do you have access to an Awards Manual? I am a retired Senior Chief Yeoman, got out in 1972 - also, retired from the newspaper here in Norfolk/Virginia Beach/Chesapeake/Portsmouth area. I don't have a great deal to do, except play golf. I keep in contact with 5 or 6 other Segundo sailors of that era, and one of them has sailing lists from the '50/51 era. Also, the Naval Base Uniform Shop should have an Awards Manual, and if not SubLant Staff certainly should have one. Please let me know the detail you need, and if I can be of further assistance. Frankly, I have had very little official contact with the service since I retired 4 May 72. Left from SubLant Staff - was Chief in Charge of the Flag Office when I retired - again

Keywords: USS SEGUNDO SS398 - Two tours in that area. Homeport San Diego







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