USS Uhlmann (DD-687)


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Entry: 87616
Subject: RAYMOND PROVENCAL ET3 1950-1952

Raymond Provencal wrote on November 10, 2013


City and State: GILFORD NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: If you don't hear back from my father, please email me (his
daughter) mbprovencal@gmail.com. Thanks!

Keywords: USS Uhlmann DD 687 ET3 Looking to connect with anyone from the
electronic group on the ship.



Entry: 84874
Subject: CHONGKING RESCUE

Joseph Dupuis wrote on December 1, 2012


City and State: LAFAYETTE LA

Unit: PERSONNEL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: renewing relationships- Served aboard 1952 during the
Korean war.....



Entry: 81622
Subject: AIRCREW RESCUE

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on January 5, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: On 04,Nov.1951, an AD-4NL Navy aircraft,Bu.No.124731
of Squadron VC-35 was being launched from the
aircraft carrier USS Antietam CV-36, the carrier
catapult malfunctioned, causing the Navy aircraft to
crash into the sea. Lt.(jg)N.K.Donahoe-USN, AT3.J.A.
Beecher-USN, and AM3.R.A.Nobles-USN, were rescued by
the USS Uhlmann DD-687. WELL DONE USS UHLMANN.

Keywords: 04,Nov.1951-AD-4NL Navy Aircraft-Bu.No.124731-VC-35-
USS Antietam CV-36-



Entry: 79037
Subject: UHLMANN

Wallace Hooker SR. wrote on May 26, 2011


City and State: HOUSTON TX

Unit: NAVY VETERAN

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: ussUS

ulhmann ran aground near the pescador islands off the coast of formosa in 1953 or 1954. the captain of the ulhmann was trying to send a line to nationalist ship that was grounded. As the uhlmann was lowering a whale boat to take the line to the nationalist ship its bow touched bottom. IN a panic, the captain ordered a full reverse. JUST at that moment, a large swell lifted the bow and the ulhmann ploughed into the sea bottom . THE rudder was bent into an L SHAPE AND the ends of all the props broken off. Because of the bent rudder, the ship could only turn to port or steer straight ahead.

















In 1953 or 1954, the USS Ulhmann DD 687 ran aground off the coast of Formosa near one of the Pescadore Islands. The captain of the Ulhmann was trying to send a line to a grounded Nationalist Chinese ship.He hoped to pull it free. Just as the whale boat was being lowered, the bow ran aground and the captain ordered a full steam reverse and the stern ploughed into the bottom bending the rudder into an L Shape and broke off about a fourth of the propellers and bent the propellar shafts so badly that any speed over a few knots caused violent vibrations through out the ship. Temporary repairs were made in the Philippines.
It was obvious that the repairs were temporary because the ship vibrated so violently when we began the traditional squadron race to San Diego. The vibration was so severe that a seam in a small compartment near the stern split and the compartment began taking on water.































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Keywords:  george johnson james ely homer devan robert crowley
richard parfitt



Entry: 72865
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF MY FATHERS

Judith Miller wrote on December 23, 2009

Email Update Needed



City and State: VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father recently passed away. I am searching for anyone who knew him (Walter H Cable, Jr.)to exchange stories and/or pictures.

Keywords: Walter H. Cable, Jr, USS Uhlmann (DD-687)



Entry: 64998
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ON KOREAN TOUR 1952

Henry Slovak SR. wrote on March 30, 2008


City and State: WACO TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Just wondering if any of the old Hands are still around would like to hear from some one from The
AA battery 40MM from the port side forward right under
the bridge anyone remember Berger 2nd class Gunner
from Calif
Henry Slovak

Keywords:



Entry: 56871
Subject: SHIP MATES

Rob Dorris wrote on April 27, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: looking for ship mates of my grandaddy charles dorris (charlie).



Entry: 51622
Subject: UHLMANN 1967, 1968

Arthur L. (Art) Morneweck SR. wrote on June 20, 2005

Email Update Needed



City and State: NOVI MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 41525
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPS MATES FOR MY DAD

Jeff Olson wrote on March 6, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SALINA KS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for ship mates for my father who served on the USS Uhlmann in the Korean War...please e-mail me or phone. He is very interested and excited about trying to find old friends.

Keywords: Robert (Bob) D. Olson, Oly Olson



Entry: 30155
Subject: W.A.V.E.S 1950

Robyn Fogg wrote on December 4, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: WAVES USS UHLMANN

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: DARLENE PASSED AWAY THIS YEAR AND WE ARE RESEARCHING WHAT THE WAVES WERE ALL ABOUT AND IF ANYONE WAS CONNECTED TO THAT IN 1950 ON BOARD USS UHLMANN PLEASE CONTACT ME. THANK YOU

Keywords: DARLENE DYER SERVED IN CALIFORNIA INVOLVED IN THE WAVES.



Entry: 26879
Subject: LOOKING FOR FRIENDS OF TOM 'T.J.' KUMMER USS UHLMANN '50-'54

Anthony G. DiMaria wrote on July 11, 2002


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I'm looking for any information regarding my uncle, Tom "T.J."Kummer. Call or e mail. Thank you. anthonydimaria@hotmail.com or 702.236.0069.

Keywords: Tom "T.J."Kummer(S.Division)USS Uhlmann 1950-54. Task Force 77.



Entry: 24086
Subject: FINDING SHIPMATES

Joseph H. (Tinker) Coulbourne wrote on March 19, 2002

Email Update Needed



City and State: CRISFIELD MD

Unit: SUPPLY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone having information about these shipmates please contact me by e-mail, telephone or snail mail. Thank you.

Keywords: Interesting in locating shipmates in Korea on USS UHLMANN DD687 1950-54
Dave Barton
Peter Bucelli
Walter Cable, Jr.



Entry: 22011
Subject: RE: TOM KUMMER, MY UNCLE

Tony DiMaria wrote on January 4, 2002


City and State: LAS VEGAS NV

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information regarding my uncle, Tom Kummer.

Keywords: Tom "TJ" Kummer, USS UHLMANN DD 687,Guam, Korea 1950-1954.



Entry: 20244
Subject: LOOKING FOR MY FRIENDS QM-3 1952-1955

Emerson (Johnny) Johnson wrote on October 29, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: AUGUSTA GA

Unit: QM-3 1952-1955

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: LOOKING FOR ALL THE GUYS WHO WAS ON THIS SHIP

Keywords: YOU CALL ME JOHNNY ON THE SHIP



Entry: 19084
Subject: USS UHLMANN

Bobby Sowder wrote on August 31, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: RICHMOND KY

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad, Virgil Sowder, served on the USS UHLMANN during the Korean War. If there is any other veterans of the same time period my dad would like to here from you. If there is a reunion planned in the near future, please e-mail. My dad also has a few old black and white photos of the ship, which I could scan and send to other veterans.

Keywords:



Entry: 10751
Subject:

Joe (Robert J.) Reichert wrote on August 1, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: OAKLEY CA

Unit: USS UHLMANN (DD687)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS UHLMANN (DD687)

Keywords: USS Uhlmann (DD687)
August 1952-Spring 1953
Task Force Operations in Sea of Japan
Shore Bombardment Wonsan and up the east coast



Entry: 9997
Subject: USS UNADILLA ATA 182

Jerry Matysek wrote on July 1, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Looking for any shipmates who served on the USS Unadilla approximately 1953-1955.

Keywords: Fleet Tug Two Tours 1952



Entry: 9650
Subject: SHIPMATES DEC 50 - OCT 54

Donald R. Farrell wrote on June 24, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State: OCONOMOWOC WI

Unit: USS UHLMANN DD 687 1950-1954

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: mdehli@ameritech.net I am Don's Nephnew, He does not have a computer. He is looking for old Ship Mates from Dec. 1950 to Oct. 1954.

Keywords:







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