USS Southerland (DDR-743)


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Legacy Messages - 1995-1999








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Entry: 88838
Subject:

Paul Camp wrote on May 4, 2014


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: MPA '51-'53; Engineer Office '53-'54

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Entry: 86658
Subject: USS SOUTHERLAND DD 743

Selman Caton II wrote on July 7, 2013


City and State: FLORALA AL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: Korean War USS Southerland DD743



Entry: 76615
Subject: LOOKING FOR EM GUYS ON BOARD 1956-56

Bob Smothers wrote on November 4, 2010


City and State: FT. MYERS FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

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Entry: 75945
Subject: SITTING DUCK DDS

Jack Skidmore wrote on August 27, 2010


City and State: SARATOGA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: What happened to The Southerland on the sitting duck list? We replaced the Collett when she took several hard hits, and took her remaining ammo.Then took nstation 1/4 mile from Walmi Do where we took 3 hits from shore batteries, suffering several wounded .

Keywords: USS Southerland, DDR 743



Entry: 73662
Subject: LOOKING FOR CARLOS CHESTER

Laurence Knight wrote on February 21, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: DRUMMOND ISLAND MI

Unit: DDR

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Southerland DDR 743 1951 ti 1955 Looking for buddies



Entry: 73205
Subject: SAILOR ON USS SOUTHERLAND DDR-743

Charles Voils wrote on January 20, 2010


City and State: VERSAILLES KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like to find names of ship mates

Keywords: korean war



Entry: 70953
Subject: FORMER CREW MEMBER, USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

David Hand wrote on July 19, 2009


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: ELECT. MATE, USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Would like to hear from any crew members on board fro 1950 thru 1952. Anyone know the whereabouts of Glen A. Swanson?

Keywords: USS Southerland DDR 743
1950-1952



Entry: 70946
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Anthony (Tony) Dimov wrote on July 19, 2009

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City and State: NEW CUMBERLAND PA

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR-743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for fellow radio operators on the Southerland,Art Fisher, jj Grinder, Tex Sexton, Becker, Harry Gillisphy and another seaman Frank Espostio ETSN....

Keywords: USS Southerland DDR743, at the Korean invasion of Sasebo



Entry: 69458
Subject: SEARCHING FOR: GLEN SWANSON (SEAMAN)

David Hand wrote on March 11, 2009


City and State: COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Unit: US ARMY RETIRED

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Would like to locate Glen Swanson with whom I served as an Electrician's Mate on the USS Southerland DDR 743
during the period 1950 thru 1952. Glen Swanson's home State was Michigan at that time.

Keywords: USS Southerland DDR 743
EMP-3 (Electricians Mate)
1950 thru 1952



Entry: 68157
Subject: LOOKING FOR CAMPBELL

Donald James wrote on December 5, 2008

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City and State: BEND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: My Names Don James I was a DC3 on the Southerlin from 57 to 60 looking for other shipmates as well

Keywords: Campbell on bord USS Southerlin 1957-1960



Entry: 67604
Subject: KOREA- INCHON

Bob Smither wrote on October 24, 2008


City and State: THOUSAND OAKS CA

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: would like contact with anyone on ship ..same time

Keywords: served 1950-1952 after fireroom



Entry: 66700
Subject: JUST LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Lyle Murphy SR. wrote on July 28, 2008

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City and State: LAKE HAVASU CITY AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: TOBARO MM1
SNOW MM2

Keywords: SERVED ON SOUTHERLAND 1950 1953
MM3 AFTER ENG



Entry: 59263
Subject: HAWAII 1957-1960

Kerrie Garsee wrote on October 19, 2006

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City and State: SILSBEE TX

Unit: 264

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for crew members of my Dad's. He was stationed in Honolulu 1957-1960. I'm looking for photos or other info on his crew members. My Dad's name is Henry Garsee, his unit number 264. I'm making him a scrapbook so anything would be helpful.

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Entry: 54895
Subject: LOOKING FOR DADS SHIPMATES

John Carpenter wrote on December 30, 2005

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City and State: CENTRAL BRIDGE NY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm Looking for shipmates of my father. His name is Alonzo John Carpenter He served on the Southerland DDR 743 in 51-52. He said he was a fireman. He was from the upstate New York area near Albany. He is currently living in Mims, Florida between Daytona and CoCo Beach. Any help would Be great. Thanks and Thanks to all Veterans who served our country.
John F. Carpenter

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Entry: 54505
Subject: USS SOUTHERLAND JUMPER

Mark Finster wrote on December 6, 2005


City and State: OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I have a jumper ID'ed to an E.E. Gambill who was a Seaman with the striker for Electronics Technician. Also has the command tab for the ship on the right shoulder. Korean War era wool jumper with no glow patches and cut edge command tab. All period and unaltered. I'd like to get $10.00 for it. I'd like to see it go where it is appreciated. Anyone interested please contact my e mail address.

rebelbro@sbcglobal.net

Thanks,
Mark

Keywords: USS Southerland



Entry: 51808
Subject: THE SEA MAN FIRST

Press Patterson JR. wrote on July 2, 2005

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City and State: FLAT ROCK NC

Unit: GUNNERS MATE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I am honered that I have fought for my country and helped defend my family and all the other families me and my friends helped protect.

Keywords: I sailed With the USS Southerland and i was a Gunners Mate during 1948-1950



Entry: 48958
Subject: 743 CIRCA '46-'48

Fred Smith wrote on February 15, 2005

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City and State: PETERBOROUGH NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Would like to hear from any '46-'48 crew who might still be around. Aimling HA2? Slentz, EM.?
Does anyone remember our skipper Cdr. Pugh? Still around, or gone where the streets are gold?
Missed SC reunion. Dago too far to travel. Looking forward to Boston 2006, good Lord willing and the creek don't rise. Getting so what doesn't hurt doesn't work. Regards to all.

Keywords: USNR '43-'48; DD743 late '46, early '48. PhM2. Inactive duty '48-'50. Recalled '50. 2ndMarDiv 10th, then 1stMarDiv "D"Med '51-'52. Disch. '53



Entry: 42168
Subject:

John Jones wrote on April 7, 2004


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: U.S.S.SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Change of Info....

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Entry: 36819
Subject: LA'VAUGHN TURN WHERE ARE YOU ??

Marion Thompson Nelson wrote on September 9, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for La'Vaughn turn was on the uss southerland in the years 1951 and/or 1952. my father is Bige Melvin Thompson...... i belive he was on the ship also. i have never heard anyone call my father by his first name he has been called Melvin, Tommy, and Bubba. I am not sure if La'Vaughn is Mr. turns first name either. I did notice there is a Gordon L Turn listed as being on the ship at that time also.
Can anyone tell me if if Gordon L Turn is La'Vaughn Turn ?? Or if anyone has any information on either man I would love to know. I thank you all for your hard work on this site and taking care of our country. marion thompson nelson

Keywords: turn southerland ,bige thompson



Entry: 33136
Subject: SHIPMATES

Richard Atwood wrote on March 28, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: radarman during that time if you remember me or I even sound familier drop me a line. I'm in contact with a couple other guys that were there then.

Keywords: USS Southerland DDR743 1951 to 1954



Entry: 30578
Subject: LOCATING SHIPMATES

Donald Kickbusch wrote on December 22, 2002

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City and State: KEWAUNEE WI

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:
I am looking for the following shipmates who served 1952-1953. These are their last known cities.

Jerry Griffin or Jerome Griffin
Quartermaster
Monrovia, CA.

Robert Shelby
Quartermaster
Merced, CA.

Frank Kerr
Quartermaster
Nappa, CA.

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Entry: 30254
Subject: WWW.USSSOUTHERLAND.COM

L. David Coates wrote on December 8, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: NORTH CHARLESTON SC

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DD-743

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Just wanting to make sure that everyone knows of the USS Southerland Members Association website.
Check it out at www.usssoutherland.com
Make sure your name is listed and join us!
Thanks
David Coates
Webmaster

Keywords: webmaster of ship website USS Southerland DD-743



Entry: 29895
Subject: TOUCHED DOWN ON KWAGALIEN

Robert Ryan wrote on November 25, 2002

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City and State:

Unit: NAS AGANA GUAM - AVAIATION SUPPLY

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I landed in Kwagalien going to NAS Agana, Guam for assignment Oct 1958. I surviced mainly VW type squadrons in Guam. I left in Oct 1959 on the USS Shanks Troop Transport. Pulled in to Kwagalien that same month on my way to San Francisco for discharge from active duty.

All I remember was we could walk from, the airstrip or from the ship dock, to the EM club and be drinking our first beer and still beat the bus.

Good luck,
Bob Ryan, USNR, AK3
CalCougar2002@Yahoo.com

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Entry: 29256
Subject: DADS SHIPMATES

Don Howe wrote on November 4, 2002

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City and State: MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I would like to get in contact with anyone who served with Donald P Hoar (my dad) during Korea.
I dont know exacly the dates of service but have lots of photos, and ships year book soon to be scanned and available to help others too.
I would like to corespond to the people he talked of, and share some pics in his memory.
i know if he where here now he'd be all over this Navy site. Unfortunetly there wasn't an internet at his time of passing.
So i'd like to do for him what he'd probably do .
thank you
Don

Keywords: Uss Sutherland 743



Entry: 28464
Subject: ON USS SOUTHERLAND

Clifford Dreyer wrote on September 24, 2002

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City and State: CINCINNATI OH

Unit: OPERATIONS DEPT.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Just interested in who is still around. Saw you're having reunion in South Carolina but found out to late. Wish I could have been there. Next time hopefully.

Keywords: Ran with task force 77 Shore bombarding east coast
of Korea. Jim Fisher, I'm still in contact with him. He lives in Oregan.



Entry: 27371
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANTHONY BRAY

Franklin French wrote on August 4, 2002

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City and State: MILAN TN

Unit: 322

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 25892
Subject: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743 - DENNY LEE GREENE

Leona Greene wrote on May 30, 2002

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City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit: UNKNOWN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am searching for any shipmates that my dad had. He was on the Southerland between the years 1953-1956ish. Not to clear abotu some things yet, but am working onit. I have a photo of my dad standing with 2 other men, they looked like they were buds so am interested in this. I am also trying to get the photos placed on a site for all to see.

Any who knew him, please contact me.

Leona Rae Greene

Keywords: My dads nik name was Breeze



Entry: 25868
Subject: DENNY LEE GREENE

Leona Greene wrote on May 29, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPRINGFIELD MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am trying to find any one who may have known my father. He died in 1970 and would like to learn more about him. I do have a photo of him on the ship and on the back it said Subic Bay the Phillipines. Hope I spelt that right. There is another photo of him with 2 other men, unknown. I do know that his home base was Hawaii, but was sent overseas at some point. I do not have any other information on him, I heard that the records were destroyed in the fire in St. Louis. He was 5 ft 10 in, dark sandy brown hair, and green eyes. He had 3 tattoos, two on his shoulders with my moms name in one (Arlene) the other with his name (Denny) then he had a diamond on his left arm where his watch would cover. His nik name was The Breeze.

Denny Lee Greene b. 9-19-1935 d. 12-8-1970
SSN: 518-34-6824

Any help in connecting to anyone that may remember him would be a blessing.

Blessing to all of you,
Leona R Greene (daugter)

Keywords: The ship USS SUTHERLAND - Korean War



Entry: 23327
Subject:

John Jones wrote on February 20, 2002


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 23317
Subject: SOUTHERLAND REUNION

John Jones wrote on February 20, 2002


City and State: OMAHA NE

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: CONTACT ME VIA E-MAIL REGARDING SOUTHERLAND REUNION SEPT 26-29 2002 IN CHARLESTON, SC.

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Entry: 22784
Subject: US SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Deneiece Williams wrote on January 30, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BURNET TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am the daughter of Roye D. Williams, and am looking for any information or any crew members that knew my father. Any comments are appreciated. Thank you.

Keywords: Roye D.Williams, MM3
7th Fleet in the wwestern Pacific (West Pac) 1957-1958
M Division



Entry: 17673
Subject: ALSO SERVED 1948-1950

Louis Salas wrote on June 30, 2001


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit: CIC(RADAR)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have some pictures of operations in the pacific.China(Tsingtao,Shanghai,Hong Kong,Taiwan(Formosa),Guam,Kwagalien and others.
Lou

Keywords: Radarmen Sturgeon,Boatswain's mate Lando,Caruso



Entry: 15369
Subject: NOV 1950 - OCT 1953

George J. Chambers wrote on March 10, 2001


City and State: WESTMINSTER CA

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR-743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I'm trying to compile a history of the USS SOUTHERLAND DDR-743 during the Korean War.Any rememberances of anyone who served aboard her during this time would be appreciated. Nothing is too trivial; dates, names, places, events, etc.

Keywords: Nov 1950 - Oct 1953
My tour of duty in USS Southerland was from November 1950 until October 1953. As an RDSA, I reported aboard in the Sea of Japan after being higlined from a oiler. I left as RD2.



Entry: 9133
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

William R. Tilghman JR. wrote on June 2, 2000

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City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The Southerland operated around korea for nine months. She was in Inchon Harbor before and during the invasion. We bombarded Wolmi Do, and later that day, 15 Sept. 1950, the city of Inchon in preperation for Marine landing of 1st Marine Division.We replaced the USS Collett on her position after she got hit nine times and couldn't fire her guns. This happened in the early morning hours around 0200. During the actual invasion the Southerland received two hits, causing four casualties. (minor shrapnal wounds)The Southerland was awarded the Korean Prsidential Unit Citation for her actons that day. We remained in Inchon Harbor until 6 October 1050, when we rejoined the main task force operating around Korea while conductig continued carrier air strikes.

Keywords: USS Southerland DDR 743-on Korean duty July 1950 to April 1951.



Entry: 8742
Subject: LAURIE CHRISTIANSON U S S SOUTHERLAND HONG KONG 1957 ?

Alan Naylor wrote on May 17, 2000

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City and State:

Unit: 74TH L A A REGIMENT ROYAL ARTILLERY

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Looking for Laurie Christianson, USN.

Beleive spelling of his name may be suspect.

Made his aquaintance while serving with Royal Artillery in Hong Kong in 1957 and would like to know how he is getting along

Keywords: Laurie Christianson



Entry: 7794
Subject: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Richard Thompson wrote on April 3, 2000

Deceased

City and State: OLYMPIA WA

Unit: DES RON 5 / TASK FORCE 77 50/51

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have a scrap book from that area that has a lot of info for any one interested.

Keywords: Was on board 3/50 thru 7/51. Looking for other shipmates from that period.



Entry: 6422
Subject: POST KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Robert Ryan wrote on January 24, 2000

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am interested in hearing from anyone who was familiar with the propulsion units aboard the U.S.S. Southerland or who served on board after the Korean Conflict in the early 1960s with Joseph Denny Hinkley, who was an ABC officer when the ship underwent a FRAM at Mare Island Naval Ship Yard. If anyone knows of another (Non-Korean war Project) site where I could search, I would appreciate the advice Thank you.

Keywords: U.S.S.Southerland Construction and FRAM 1961-63 Joseph Denny Hinkley`



Entry: 6255
Subject: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

William R. Tilghman JR. wrote on January 17, 2000

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City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: USS SOUTHERLAND DDR 743

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: At last I;ve finally found someone interested in that old history on the Southerland. I was the corpsman along with Chief Rapp on the Southerland during that first Korean deployment.I am presently writing my auto biography and will soon be coming to the Korean War years.
The name Terrell rings a bell.

Keywords: USS SOOUTHERLAND DDR 743 from July 1949 to July 1952. Operation MIKI 1949- First task force to Korea 4 July 1950. Inchon Invasion, Received two hits. Had five wounded from shrapnel.



Entry: 5209
Subject: SN PT TERRELL, 49 - 52

Doug Terrell wrote on November 22, 1999

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City and State: WASHINGTON IN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm the son of Perry Terrell, who served aboard the Southerland from 1949 to 1952. I would like to share pictures and sea stories from that era.

Keywords:







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