USS Tacoma (PF-3)


Photo by Hal Barker












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Entry: 49269
Subject: LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO MIGHT HAVE KNOWN MY DAD.

Kevin Durham wrote on February 28, 2005

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

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Keywords: Greetings,

My father passed away in 1997 and I was going through his scrap book and found some pictures of him during his service in the Navy. I believe he served on the Tacoma....I have no pics of the ship...just some handwritten notes that are hard to read). I was wondering if anyone served with Del Durham or if anyone can confirm his assignment to the Tacoma? He served in teh Korean War.

Also, how would I get information about my dad's service? Is there a Navy office that I can contact for info?

Any help would be appreciated....thanks for your time.

Kevin Durham



Entry: 48012
Subject: SHIPMATE, USS MCGINTY DE-365

Fred Cox wrote on January 8, 2005

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City and State: CARLSBAD NM

Unit: USS MCGINTY DE-365

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served onboard summer of 1952 thru Jan. of 55. Ship was headed for Formosa when I got off in Sasabo. Tom Alexander of Phoenix and Chuck Close of Idaho were two shipmates I remember.

Keywords: Radarman, operations dept.



Entry: 39400
Subject: FINDING SHIMATE

Walter Baker wrote on December 24, 2003


City and State: STILLWATER MI

Unit: USS NCGINTY DE 365

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: trying to find shipmates from 51 to 52

Keywords: RED ussmcginty de365



Entry: 35526
Subject: HEAR FROM OTHER SHIPMATES

James (Bob) Dunlap wrote on July 15, 2003


City and State: LINCOLN NE

Unit: USCG USS TACOMA PF3 WW2

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 34339
Subject: LOOKING FOR PHOTOS

Jon Rosenlund wrote on May 23, 2003


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I know that this is a Korean War site, but my grandfather served aboard the USS Tacoma during WWII and I am looking for a photograph of the vessel. I am willing to compensate anyone who can make me a copy of any photo of the ship. I have attempted to find photos in the Naval Archives, but had no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

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Entry: 30943
Subject: USS TACOMA PF3

Elmer (Curly) Garner wrote on January 4, 2003

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City and State: OTSEGO MI

Unit: COAST GUARD USS TACOMA PF3

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Served aboard PF3 in the Aleutians WWII. Same ship that served in Korea

Keywords: USS TACOMA PF-3



Entry: 28895
Subject: GETTING OLD, NOW--SOON WILL BE GONE.

William Everett wrote on October 17, 2002

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City and State: ROCKY MOUNT NC

Unit: USS TACOMA

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

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Entry: 16429
Subject: SERVED ON THREE SHIPS

Foster Nolley wrote on May 9, 2001

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City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served on three ships (USS Tacoma PF-3, USS Gloucester PF-22, and USS McGinty DE-365) from Sept 1950 to Nov 1953.

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Entry: 15031
Subject: USS TACOMA PF3

Robert Simpson wrote on February 16, 2001

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City and State: BURNS TN

Unit: FLEET AIR WING FOUR

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Embarked on first leg of return to US after a year as gunnery officer and operations officer for FAW-4 on Attu. FAT was PF3 so I went. Departed Attu evening of Jan 31 and soon after clearing land we picked up a Jap sub on sonar. It stayed with us nearly all night and we were in heavy seas...green water coming over the conn. Cold,snow and ice. That sub stayed with us and we dropped depth charges and sent off hedge hogs several times...but it stayed..until early AM Feb 1 and did not show up on sonar again after the last depth charge attack. There must be a ships log somewhere with a record of the incident and I would like to find it. Can anyone help?

Keywords: Would like to find how to confirm Japanese Sub sinking by USS Tacoma PF3 while I was aboard night of January 31/Feb 1 1945, between Attu and Adak in the Aleutions.



Entry: 6574
Subject: USS TACOMA PF3 1950-51

Charles White wrote on January 31, 2000

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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the Tacoma from 1950 to late 1951. Would like to hear from anyone who served aboard during that time. Also would like know whatever happen to her.

Keywords: USS Tacoma PF3







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