USS Tawakoni (ATF-114)


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Entry: 90703
Subject: KOREAN WAR PROJECT

Billy Jack McCoy wrote on March 1, 2015


City and State: CROWLEY TX

Unit: USS TAWAKONI ATF-114

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have a book recently published titled: A Tugboat Sailor, The Life and Times of Billy Jack McCoy in the Forgotten War. Amazon.com or Kindle
It is a book about war and a book about peace. It is a book about the Depression and the making of a sailor in peace time and war time - Korean War 1950-1952

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Entry: 77717
Subject: USS TAWAKONI ATF 114/KOREAN WAR

George G. Patrick SR. wrote on February 3, 2011


City and State: HUBERT NC

Unit: COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: searching for shipmates on the tawakoni 50-53. tawakoni was at pearl,sasebo,guam,midway.eniwetok,inchon,pusan,wonsan,hungnam,yokohama,yokuska.san diego,seattle,adak,attu,and many miles criss crossing the pacific and back to pearl harbor. my brother, jimmy and i served together aboard the tawakoni. read my just released book "on the sea of purple hearts" the story of the sea war and minesweeping operations along the korean coastal waters. available on line at cozzen publications.com/bookstore.

Keywords: george g "PAT" patrick radioman uss tawakoni korean winter 50-51 wonsan,hungnam,inchon.



Entry: 76580
Subject: NOTTINGHAM'S BEST-SELLING COMBI BOILERS

David Mase wrote on October 31, 2010

Email Update Needed



City and State: NOTTINGHAM CITY EN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: Boiler Repair



Entry: 74875
Subject: USS TAWAKONI

Gary Rees wrote on May 30, 2010

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City and State: FREMONT CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: went from boot camp in 1952 to the Tawakoni in Attu alakka and to Bikini for the a bom tests and hydrogan bombs

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Entry: 65591
Subject: TAWAKONI VETERAN

James Hadenfeldt wrote on May 13, 2008

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City and State: SOLON IA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on board the Tawakoni from Dec. 1963 thru May 1967.

Keywords: USS Tawakoni ATF 114



Entry: 54067
Subject: TAWAKONI SAILOR

Doug Rogers wrote on November 20, 1998


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I served on the Tawakoni, 1966, 1967.
Great duty with great shipmates.

Keywords: Tawakoni, ATF 114



Entry: 47074
Subject: TAWAKONI VETERAN

Rick Delmonico wrote on November 24, 2004

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City and State: BURNSVILLE MN

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 47073
Subject: TAWAKONI VETREN

Rick Delmonico wrote on November 24, 2004

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City and State: BURNSVILLE MN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We were young, we were willing to fight for what was right, they served with honor. I am greatfull for having known such brave men.

RFD

Keywords: Served on the USS Tawakoni seventh fleet operations West-Pac 1969 an 1970.



Entry: 43500
Subject: FATHER'S DAY RESEARCH

David Bailey wrote on June 3, 2004

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City and State: LANCASTER OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi,
My father served on the USS Tawakoni during the Korean War. He is getting on now and his lungs are his weak link. This Father's Day I am researching his service in the Navy. He grew up on the sea and his body and soul seeks time on the sea at any oppurtunity. He never talked much of his own life when we were young and now we, his children are hungry to know more of Donald James Bailey. Is there anyone out there that served with my Dad and can share any of his Navy experience. I am researching the USS Tawakoni completely, from the Indian tribe that it was named, it's WWII origins to Vietnam service. I am also frustrated that there is little knowledge available of the in between years. I guess I am naive, but I am discovering that there is a lot of history of the Tawakoni's WWII and Vietnam service, but little record of Korea. Can anyone add to my search? Advice from Dad I will always remember and have followed, "If you ever meet a Navy Chief, do whatever he tells you - you'll survive."

Thanks,
David Bailey

Keywords: USS Tawakoni History, Donald James Bailey



Entry: 31968
Subject:

Michael Basques wrote on February 12, 2003

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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Dear : USS TAWAKONI ATF-114 Crewmen:

I found your name on a list of USS TAWAKONI crew members on the USS TAWAKONI Ship's Roster internet website. Our firm represents the family of Mr. Richard Boucher who served with you on board the USS TAWAKONI from 1967 to 1970 as a Boiler tender.

I am writing this letter to ask for your help. Mr. Richard Boucher recently passed away. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer that the doctors agree was caused by Mr. Richard Boucher's occupational exposure to asbestos. His family is now involved in a wrongful death asbestos lawsuit, against the manufacturers, suppliers and civilian contractors. We are not pursuing the government in this action.

Unfortunately, Mr. Richard Boucher's family does not know the names of all of the various asbestos containing materials and the equipment that were used on the USS TAWAKONI. You may remember asbestos-containing products, such as:

-asbestos pipe insulation,
-asbestos cement/mud
-asbestos canvas or cloth
-asbestos block boiler insulation,
-valve packing,
-pump and flange gaskets,
-interior boiler refractory,
-floor tile,
-asbestos insulated wire, electrical panels with Bakelite insulators,
-laminate asbestos board for bulkhead panels and ceiling panels

Do you remember any of the brand names:
-Kaiser V-Block Refractory, used in the boilers
-Eagle-Picher,
-Johns Manville,
-Combustion Engineering, Foster Wheeler, Babcock and Wilcox, Cleaver-Brooks, Riley Stoker boilers
-Flexitalic, John Crane and Garlock packing and gasket products.
-Union Carbide Bakelite electrical insulation board, electrical components
-Westinghouse, Micarta covered asbestos bulkhead panels
-Cutler-Hammer, Square-D, Westinghouse, Alan-Bradley, and General Cable electrical components, switch gear, control panels, cable and wire.
-GE and Westinghouse Turbines

Do you remember which repair yards the USS TAWAKONI put into during the time you served on board this ship. Finally, if you recall any of the civilian contractors that worked on the USS TAWAKONI when she was repaired or overhauled please contact me.

Any information you can provide regarding this ship is extremely important to Mr. Richard Boucher's family. Please contact me at my email address mbasques@braytonlaw.com; call me at (800) 765-7778 extension 342, or write me at Richard Boucher Family, c/o Brayton * Purcell, 222 Rush Landing Road, Novato, CA 94945. I thank you in advance for your help.

Sincerely,

Mike Basques
Investigator

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