USS Titania (AKA-13)










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Entry: 92815
Subject: SEEKING PICTURES OF AKA 13

Mark Klingerman wrote on March 5, 2016


City and State:

Unit: XXXX

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Jack Klingerman, was a Machinist Mate on Titania during the Korean War years. I am actively looking for Photos of ship & crew. I have over 200 photos my Dad took and am glad to share these with Veterans of the ship or next of kin. If you have photos feel free to contact me by phone or email. Thanks to those who have responded to my previous post. Sincerely, Mark Klingerman (son). denmark78@live.com 574 527-1551 cell Indiana time

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Entry: 90121
Subject:

Virgil Schnell SR. wrote on December 1, 2014


City and State: TEMPLE CITY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: person in the carpenter shop.Any

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Entry: 88007
Subject: USS TITANIA AKA-13

Debbie Stewart wrote on December 30, 2013


City and State:

Unit: USS TITANIA AKA-13

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Does anyone know of Robert L. Jones (Bob) who served aboard the USS Titania AKA-13 during the Korean war years?

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Entry: 87788
Subject: USS TITANIA

Kathleen Adams wrote on November 24, 2013


City and State: NAMPA ID

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Would love to hear any stories about Charles W. McConnell . He was in service on the USS Titania from about 1944- 1946 . we think. He use to tell a story , about his bugle getting toss over board -- because he played a wake up call ( it's time to get up , IT'S TIME TO GET UP in the morning) ,This irritated his crew members so they got rid of the bugle.

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Entry: 87383
Subject: ANYONE WHO KNEW MY FATHER

Kim Rider wrote on October 10, 2013


City and State: SMITHVILLE MO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for any one who knew my father melford turner. Would like to know more
about my fathers time in the Navy. He passed away in 2006

Keywords: USS Titania



Entry: 86799
Subject: 1951 - 1954

Bill Mauck wrote on July 23, 2013


City and State: PHARR TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served in the ship's office during the Korean War. Interested
in contacting ship mates during that time.

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Entry: 83867
Subject: USS TITANIA-AKA-13, AT WAR

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on August 11, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: 'Operation Blue Hearts', was the first U.N. amphibious
landing in the Korean War. It was at Pohang, South
Korea, on 18,July 1950, by the U.S.Army's First
Cavalry Division. The village of Pohang, 15,000
inhabitants, lay 70 miles north of Pusan. It had a
useable airfield, fair anchorages, and a 1,000 yard
strip of sandy beach for a landing. With a shortage of
suitable amphibious assult ships, USS Titania-AKA-13
(Capt.Frank D. Giambattista, USN) and USS Oglethorpe-
AKA-100(Capt.Paul D. Heerbrandt,USN) were rushed to
Yokosuka,Japan Naval Base, and fitted with hastily
pre-fabricated boat skids, boat servicing gear, towing
bridles, and boat and vehicle slings. In addition to
getting the so-called AKA's ready, six LSU's were
reactivated also at Yokosuka. These six LSU ex-
Japanese vessels, under command of Capt.Norman W.
Sears,USN, would perform the lion's share of the
unloading work at Pohang. For personnel; boat crews,
hatch crews, and communication personnel, they were
rushed to Yokosuka by air from the Amphibious Base at
Coronado, California. The Assault Force was underway
from the Yokosuka area on 15,July 1950. The Attack
Force (90) was under the command of Rear Admiral James
H. Doyle,USN. USS Titania-AKA-13 was in Transport
Group 90.2, under the command of Capt.V.R. Roane,USN.
Pohang was still in friendly hands, and the amphibious
assault became an unopposed administrative landing at
the docks instead of the beaches. The USS Titania-AKA
-13, was in the Wonsan Landing, 15,Nov.1950, in
Transport Group 90.2, 90.21,Transport Division Able,
commanded by Capt.S.G. Kelly,USN.

Keywords: Korean War, 'Operation Blue Hearts', Pohang,South
Korea, First Cavalry Division, USS Titania-AKA-13,
Capt.Frank D. Giambattista, USN, Yokosuka,Japan Naval
Base, 18,July,1950, Attack Force 90, Transport Group
90.2, Wonsan Landing(15,Nov.1950).



Entry: 82718
Subject: CREW MEMBER 1951-53 JACK KLINGERMAN

Mark Klingerman wrote on April 11, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad passed way in 2008, always wanted to get ahold of old ship
mates. He was a Machinist Mate, worked in the engine room. Some friends
of his were Brady and Street I have some of his pictures of AKA 13
during those years and would like to exchange with others who may have
pics. Thanks, Mark Klingerman (son)

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Entry: 78742
Subject: CARPENTER SHOP CREW 1950-1954

Virgil Schnell wrote on April 28, 2011


City and State: TEMPLE CITY CA

Unit: TITANIA AKA 13-DAMAGE CONTROL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Please contact me if you were there during this time.

Keywords: I was called Chips. My friends were R.E. Johnson, Jessie Bratton, Joe Hanna and Sexton. We all worked in
the carpenter shop aboard the USS Titania 1950-1954. Would love to hear from anyone who served with me



Entry: 76408
Subject: USS TITANIA/ R.D. SEXTON

Chris Taylor wrote on October 13, 2010


City and State: TARZANA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I am looking for information for a crewman by the name of R. D. Sexton who served aboard the USS Titania during WII (?) or Korean area of operations.

His son, R. D. Sexton, Jr., does not have a computer and is seeking any information concerning his father. I have offered to search available history, crew or anyone knowledgeable of the ships area of service, duties, personnel, history, etc.

R. D. "Dave" Sexton, Jr. did not know his father very well,I was told, as R.D. Sexton,Sr. was supposedly killed in action when Dave Jr. was 8 years old.

I would like to pass on any information anyone has to Dave, Jr. who lives in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Any help would be appreciated, thank you.

Keywords: USS Titania, AKA 13 WWII (Pacific/Atlantic?)/ Korea service



Entry: 74708
Subject: LOOKING FOR WERNER SCHARLACH

Robert Paige wrote on May 15, 2010


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: USS KENNETH WHTING (AV-14)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Werner Scharlach, who was a PH striker aboard USS Titania (AK-55)about 1951-1955. Attended ET School at Treasure Island with him , but he failed and eventually was on Titania. Met him again on Titania several years later. If any Titania shipmates have any recollections or information, would be greatly appreciated. Did a lot of sightseeing around the SanFrancisco area with Scharlach and other fellow students while at ET School.

Keywords: Looking for.....



Entry: 71883
Subject: USS TITANIA AKA 13

Megan Carton wrote on October 8, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather Edward Downey (still living) was on the Titania in the 40's during WWII. If anyone has any information, please contact me, I would like to hear from and possibly reunite him with some of his old friends!

Keywords: Edward Downey, Titania, AKA 13



Entry: 69891
Subject: FREDERICK HOWARD GANN

Linda Gillis wrote on April 17, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: ODESSA MO

Unit: USS TITANIA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for anyone who remembers my dad, Frederick Howard Gann.
He served aboard the USS Titania from 1952 through 1956. He may have
gone by Howard at that time. He is alive and living in his hometown of
Odessa, MO.

Keywords: USS Titania



Entry: 68739
Subject: BOBBY MINYARD

Bryan Cassagne wrote on January 19, 2009


City and State: CARRIERE MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: I made contact with one of my dad's buddies through this site and he was asking if anyone had heard from Bobby Minyard.

Keywords: Dad's Past



Entry: 68494
Subject: GREETINGS ALL

Andy Duran JR. wrote on January 2, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit: TRANSIENT

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a transient about the Titania in 1950 enroute to NOB Guam and was messcooking.
I recall an Aviation Storekeeper Second Class in Supply who claimed that he shipped over on the ship when he was drunk in Alameda. He had been aboard about six month and was the ship's character.
He called himself Willy Horsepump.

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Entry: 66985
Subject: 1953 TO 1954

Earl Hix wrote on August 26, 2008


City and State: HILLSBORO TX

Unit: GUNNERS MATE

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: WAS ON AKA13 52 TO54 GUNNER MATE

Keywords: WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO ANY ONE THAT WAS ON AKA13 52 YO 54



Entry: 65864
Subject: DAD'S PAST

Bryan Cassagne wrote on May 31, 2008


City and State: CARRIERE MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad served aboard the Titania 1952 - 1955. Ronald J. Cassagne (Ronnie) from New Orleans. Passed away October, 2006.

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Entry: 56670
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S PAST

Michelle Roets wrote on April 14, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Since my dad passed away in January of this year I'm now looking into his service record. Dad didn't talk much about his years in the Navy but I do remember that he told me the first ship he ever served on was the U.S.S. Titania in the last 40's. I would like to get in contact with anyone that could tell me a bit more about what my dad was like when he was young. His name was Willard Carter, but went by Bill or Billy.

Keywords: U.S.S Titania, U.S.S. Balduck, U.S.S. Impeccable, Nickname was Bill or Billy



Entry: 56669
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY DAD'S PAST

Michelle Roets wrote on April 14, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: WICHITA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Since my dad passed away in January of this year I'm now looking into his service record. Dad didn't talk much about his years in the Navy but I do remember that he told me the first ship he ever served on was the U.S.S. Titania in the last 40's. I would like to get in contact with anyone that could tell me a bit more about what my dad was like when he was young.

Keywords: U.S.S Titania, U.S.S. Balduck, U.S.S. Impeccable, Nickname was Bill or Billy



Entry: 54859
Subject: SEARCHING FOR WERNER SCHARLACH

Robert Paige wrote on December 26, 2005


City and State: IRVING TX

Unit: USS KENNETH WHITING (AV-14)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Searching for Werner Scharlach (spelling ?) Pharmacist Mate Striker (?) Sick Bay USS Titania (AKA-13) during Korean Conflict (1951-55 ?). Former class mate USN School Electronics Co.10-52 Treasure Island, CA 1951-1952.

Robert Paige
EX-ET2
OE Division
USS Kenneth Whiting (AV-14) 1953-1955

Keywords: Werner Scharlach (spelling ?) Pharmacist Mate Striker (?)
USS Titania (AKA-13) Korea (1951-52 ?)



Entry: 52455
Subject: USS TITANIA AKA-13

David Wiemer wrote on August 5, 2005


City and State: WINTER HAVEN FL

Unit: USS TITANIA AKA-13

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Comments above....

Keywords: Served on board the USS Titania from October 1950 to July 1952. Was YNT1, in charge of the ship's office. First assignment was as yeoman in the engineering office. One of the officers there was LTJG Sanford, another was Arleigh Sink, another McNabb. One of my good friends was a MM named Archie Baker. He lives in Stockton, Calif and has a boat repair facility there.
You should contact Cliff Trumpold, cliftrum@southslope.net He has set up a Titania reunion in Middle Amana, Ia this year during Sept 15-18. He's been doing this for a long time. All for now. DW



Entry: 51968
Subject: USS TITANIA AKA 13 EDWARD REEVES ELLIOTT

Tina Elliott-Boyd wrote on July 11, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: HAYMARKET VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father served as a young boy 17 or so and I would love to know if anyone is out there that knew him and could share stories to his family of six children,15 grandchildren and his wife! He passed away a loving unbelievable father and man. We still miss him! I have a letter here with several names of a reunioun he once tried to attend in June of 1996. Happy to share the names if anyone needs or wants it.

Keywords: Edward Reeves Elliott



Entry: 50822
Subject: TITANIA

Frank Gliozzo wrote on May 13, 2005


City and State: SAGAMORE HILLS OH

Unit: BOILERMAN THIRD CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I am looking for anyone that served on the Titania
from 1948 to 1950. If anyone is out there please contact.

Keywords: dago



Entry: 46106
Subject: CREW MEMBER 1948 1953

Laurence (Larry) Kinney wrote on October 1, 2004

Email Update Needed



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Unit:

Service or Relationship: United Nations Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was stationed aboard TITANIA from 1948 thru 1953 during which time we went to POINT BARROW, Alaska, many trips mto GUAM, and most of the MARSHALL Islands, also a cxouple of trips to Yorktown ammo depot During landings at INCHON I was remporarily assigned as a mamber of an LCVP and became familar with the INNER HARBIOR of INCHON as well as the HAN river. Soon after North Korea crossed 38th Titania was sent to PUSAN and several other small ports of Korea.

Keywords: INCHON, WONSON. PUSAN



Entry: 43339
Subject: LARRY HACKETT?

Charles Hackett wrote on May 30, 2004


City and State: MERRIMAC MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Larry Hackett, passed away on 4/9/2003. I'm looking for anyone who might have served with him during the Korean war. If you knew my Dad, or have any good stories for me, I would love to hear from you.

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Entry: 38681
Subject: ANY TITANIA MEMBERS LEFT?

Larry Miller wrote on November 24, 2003

Email Update Needed



City and State: CLARKSVILLE TN

Unit: RETIRED (TWICE)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Wanting to know if any Titania members still floating around out there and if any reunions were ever held.

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Entry: 37403
Subject: LOOKING FOR JOHN HOUSTON

Lorena (Lori) Fisher wrote on October 7, 2003


City and State: HAYMARKET VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hi, I'm looking for info about my dad, John Houston, who served on the SS Titania 1951-'53 or thereabouts. My mom divorced him, and didn't want him to see his baby girl (me). I'm nearing 50 now, with a fine son of my own, whose paternal grandfather was in the Marines and at Chosen Reservoir during the Korean War. If John Houston is still alive and wants to know us, that would be great; if not, we'd sure appreciate any information. I've heard he was a talented pianist and singer; he might be happy to know his daughter has been a performing songwriter, and his grandson is a joy.

Warmly, and thanks to all for your service to this country.

Lorena (Lori) Fisher
waterfallhill@earthlink.net

Keywords: John "Jack" Houston



Entry: 25499
Subject: KOREAN CONFLICT

Kimberly Heye Heye wrote on May 15, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: BEAVERTON OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Chet Tiel was on the Titania in the early 50's. He just passed away. I am wanting to go and visit the ship. I would appreciate any information you can provide to me.He was a diver on the ship.

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