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Entry: 71726
Subject: USS WANTUCK CREW 1955-1958

Ronald Parker wrote on September 23, 2009


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: USS WANTUCK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for former crewmates and anyone that would have a crew list for 1955-1958.I Remember crewmates Ross Pintaudi, Paul Harlowe, George Marker, Stewart Clancy And others.

Keywords: I served aboard the USS Wantuck, USS Le Ray Wilson and the USS Clearwater County.



Entry: 71689
Subject: THE WANTUCK

Jim Andrus wrote on September 21, 2009

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City and State: DALLAS OR

Unit: ENG DEPT, NO.2 FIREROOM

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was On the old Wantuck when that acceident happened, and I can remember a few of the guys who were part of the crew, and I wonder if they are still around. here is the list. Jim Ufkes, Ralph Ringle, Leon Pryor, Jerry Jones, D.D.Lane, Padon, Gereld Lentini, there are many others in my mind, and I will think of them. I stated aboard and help decommission the old girl and then they took her out and used her for sub practice.

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Entry: 67639
Subject: FATHER SERVED ON THE WANTUCK

John Chick wrote on October 27, 2008


City and State: VALDOSTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Jimmy L. Chick, served on the Wantuck late forties, early fifties I believe..he died when I was 14. I have pictures of him, and his buddies, on the Wantuck but little else....would love to know if anyone remembers him.....

Thanks.
John G. Chick

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Entry: 66976
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Gordon Tuckett wrote on August 25, 2008

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City and State: PAVILLION WY

Unit: SONARMAN USS WANTUCK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a Sonarman aboard the Wantuck from Jan 1955 through August 1957 after the collision. I have copies of the San Diego Unions story of that collision which I reread this morning. I was transferred to the Weiss APD 135 in September 1957. We made a trip to Alaska and the Weiss was taken to Long Beach in December for decommissioning. I was discharged at that point two months early.

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Entry: 66975
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Gordon Tuckett wrote on August 25, 2008

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City and State: PAVILLION WY

Unit: SONARMAN USS WANT7UCK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was a Sonarman aboard the Wantuck from Jan 1955 through August 1957 after the collision. I have copies of the San Diego Unions story of that collision which I reread this morning. I was transferred to the Weiss APD 135 in September 1957. We made a trip to Alaska and the Weiss was taken to Long Beach in December for decommissioning. I was discharged at that point two months early.

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Entry: 65951
Subject: DONALD MCCLUNG

Allan McClung wrote on June 6, 2008


City and State: SAN JOSE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: My father was on the USS Wantuck, I believe during the invasion at Wonsan/Inchon. I believe he would have been an officer in the engine room. I remember references to Cdr John B. Thro. If you have information or stories about my dad or those times on that ship, I'd love to hear.

Thanks,



Entry: 61210
Subject: USS WANTUCK, JUL-AUG 1957

James Hickman wrote on June 4, 2007


City and State: MADERA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I was assigned to the Wantuck right out of IC School and was there but a short time before the collision. That night I was doing the sleeping watch in the Gyro Compass room, on the floor. Much as I hate to say this, the collision did not wake me up, but the alarm of losing power did. After turning it off and checking the Gyro Compass, I was going back to sleep when my boss, IC3 John Wagner came running down with a life jacket on. I remember stringing wire for communications, stopping to have the dry heaves. Canned water and sandwiches for the next two days.

Keywords: USS Wantuck



Entry: 58477
Subject: LOOKING FOR: DONALD D. LANE

Jerrel Jones wrote on August 14, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Looking for Donald D. Lane, at that time he was BT3, on watch when the collision occured.

Keywords: Served aboard USS Wantuck APD 125, 1954~1957,Looking for friends that was also aboard, during the collision of 1957.



Entry: 56489
Subject: SERVED ON WANTUCK APR. 49 TO DEC. 49

Joe Mansfield SR. wrote on April 1, 2006

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City and State: TULLAHOMA TN

Unit: NO 2 BOILER RM.

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Had a great time in San Diego, Long Beach,and Honolulu

Worked with a great crew, some of my working budd-
ies were George Kohl,Bristo,Allore,Tissure,Bob Makerson,Brunner,Jones, Ray mattingly and many more.

Keywords: operation miki sept-oct 1949



Entry: 54428
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125 (1951 - 1952)

Archie Backlin wrote on December 1, 2005

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City and State: NIXA MO

Unit: USS WANTUCK APD125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Perry and I got aboard around the same time in 1951.
I wrote awhile back, but I didn't seem my comments from that time.
We were shot at from the shore outside of Pusan (I originally wrote
Wanson). Looking at the Korean map it doesn't seem right but I doubt
that we would have been north of the 38th parallel during the day
within sight of land.
The ship was also challenged by the USS Missouri off the west coast of
Korea and almost had them shoot at us when someone reallised that
we were on the wrong radio frequency.
Perry remembers the names of more of the crew than I do and I think
that he is still alive. He visited my wife and I last year and his health
was not the greatest.
Contact me by E-mail or regualr mail if you want more info and I'll
send it to you ASAP.

Keywords: Perry Rockwell RM 1st (personal friend)



Entry: 52685
Subject: U.S.S. WANTUCK

Bruce Yenerall wrote on August 17, 2005


City and State: LILBURN GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Still looking for anyone that might have a list of all personnel who served aboard the wantuck in the 40's
anyone with info on how i can obtain one please advise. dad served aboard the wantuck in the mid 40's
tks

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Entry: 50516
Subject: VINCENT J CERRITO

Vincent Cerrito wrote on April 29, 2005

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City and State:

Unit: U.S.S WANTUCK 1944

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 50301
Subject: REMEMBERING APD 125 WANTUCK

Harold Scott Peterson wrote on April 20, 2005


City and State: FL

Unit: B 1 USS WANTUCK APD 125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: fond memories of those years on the wantuck and the boat ride to the beach and getting towed back out to the channel after getting stuck on the beach on the 3 wave ,and all the wire on the screw when they hoisted the vp back on board
And the harley shop that burned down whilewe were in HonKong (with My harley in it,in SanDiego)

Keywords: HSPete(you know what the HS stands for) BT3 when I left the ship



Entry: 50278
Subject: LOOKING TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES OF MINE DURING MY 1955-1958 SERVICE ABOARD THE USS WANTUCK.

Ronald Parker wrote on April 19, 2005


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Entry: 48158
Subject: WANTUCK

Stewart Kelley Clancy wrote on January 14, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was a sonarman aboard the Wantuck in late 1955 and all of 1956. I transferred off a few months before the collision with the Lenawee. I knew Chief Hawkins well, along with sonarmen Coffin and Tuckett, radarmen Parker and Pintaudi. Our captain was LCDR Wyatt, a genuine quality Captain.

I would be interested in hearing from any crew member that remembers me from that tour.

I also remember a radarman by the name of Marker.

Please e-mail me for contact information.

Keywords: USS Wantuck APD 125



Entry: 47664
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD125

Monte Stram wrote on December 23, 2004

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City and State: NO. LAS VEGAS NV

Unit: RADIOMAN 2/C

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: In the many E-Mail messages,on this web site, there was a message from Mike Byrd, with a title of ,"Photo Collection". Mike was asking anyone who knew his father, Jim Byrd, Quartermaster/Signalman aboard the Wantuck. Mike mentioned a few names that appeared on a photo left by his now deceased father. My name was one of the ones listed. If anyone knows how I can contact Mike Byrd ..... whose message was dated April 4th, 1999, ..... I will be happy to communicate with Mike and fill him in on some personal and interesting stories about his dad and my personal friendship.(I couldn't find an E-Mail address for Mike, thus this message to anyone who can help). Mike may be living in the Houston, Texas area.

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Entry: 47529
Subject: WANTUCK COLLISION

Dave Miller wrote on December 15, 2004


City and State: BEND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was sleeping when the Lenawe hit us. Going to the forward engine room I ran into it in the port passageway. I was glad to read Heltys posting as we had conflicting info on what happened to them. I finished my enlistment on the Wilkenson DL-5.

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Entry: 47528
Subject: WANTUCK COLLISION

Dave Miller wrote on December 15, 2004


City and State: BEND OR

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 47452
Subject: STOREKEEPER/PAYROLL CLERK HELPER 50 AND 51 UNTIL JAN 52

Bill Thornton wrote on December 11, 2004

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City and State: NORTH RICHLAND HILLS TX

Unit: 7TH FLEET/WANTUCK APD 125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I think it is great to visit with these ole shipmates. I still remain a 20 year old sailor and remember those two years and l month with honor. I am now 74 and retired but in good health with a good retirement income, so life is good.

Keywords: I was on head phones between command and combat on the bridge. Also, a storekeeper and helped with payroll. Operated ship's store got several months. My boss was 1st class Homer Williams; a hell of a guy to work for and be a friend of.



Entry: 47150
Subject: MY LAST NAME

John Wantuck wrote on November 28, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: My dad was named Andrew Wantuck....i am John. I have little information about my last name and would love to hear about it. My e-mail is here so if you have any info please contact me...thanx

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Entry: 46555
Subject: LIST OF CREW MEMBERS

Bruce Yenerall wrote on October 29, 2004


City and State: NORCROSS GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: my father, like many, was aboard the wantuck in the mid to late 40's. i would like to know if or where i can get a list of names of the crewmembers attached to this ship during this time frame. dad's name is field m. yenerall aka don yenerall dad would have been 17-19 during that time. please advise. tks.........

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Entry: 46393
Subject: SERVED ABOARD WANTUCK '52 THRU '55

Ken Bittner wrote on October 20, 2004


City and State: EVANSVILLE IN

Unit: USS WANTUCK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My name is Ken Bittner. I served aboard the Wantuck from 52 thru 55. Looking for anyone who served at that time, but especially Charles Lee Parker, and Carl Sauls. Charles parker was from San Luis Obispo in California. I think Carl was from around Coco Beach Florida. Anyone who knows me or the whereabouts of Charles or Carl feel free to call me at 812-422-8929, or email bartlettfam@sbcglobal.net

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Entry: 45917
Subject: SEEKING INFORMATION

Vincent Cerrito wrote on September 20, 2004

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City and State: SPRINGHILL FL

Unit: ENGINE ROOM

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: looking for any one who served aboard the uss wantuck in 1944 till the end of the ww11. thanks

Keywords: world war 11



Entry: 42095
Subject: USS WANTUCK

George Santo wrote on April 3, 2004

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City and State: LITHIA SPRINGS GA

Unit: CREW-WANTUCK-ET3

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: The skipper when I was aboard was Captain John R Thro. He made Comander and we became the flag for Commander Transport Control Div 12

I remember the "raids" and other assignments to this day.

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Entry: 40703
Subject: IS HE OR ANY MEMBERS OUT THERE?

Norman Hazzard wrote on February 8, 2004


City and State: OAKLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Edward M. Hazzard Served In Underwater Demolition Team 3 during the Korean War. He served under LTJG George Atcheson, if Mr. George Atcheson is out there, or if there is someone out there that can get me into contact with him. Or if there is someone who knew my father, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Norman H. Hazzard
steponstage@yahoo.com

Keywords: Underwater Demolition Team 3



Entry: 40702
Subject: IS HE OR ANY MEMBERS OUT THERE?

Norman Hazzard wrote on February 8, 2004


City and State: OAKLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father Edward M. Hazzard Served In Underwater Demolition Team 3 during the Korean War. He served under LTJG George Atcheson, if Mr. George Atcheson is out there, or if there is someone out there that can get me into contact with him. Or if there is someone who knew my father, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you,
Norman H. Hazzard
steponstage@yahoo.com

Keywords: Underwater Demolition Team 3



Entry: 40171
Subject: SERVED ABOARD WANTUCK 1954-1957

Del Gradert wrote on January 22, 2004

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City and State: GALVA IL

Unit: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was aboard the Wantuck from lat 1954 till August 1957. After the collision and personell were transfered to other duties I lost contact with most. I was an IC Electrician 2nd class.

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Entry: 39802
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO KNEW MY GRANDFATHER

Erik Fullgrabe wrote on January 7, 2004

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City and State: WEST RICHLAND WA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Hello,
I am searching for any surviving members that served aboard that knew my Grandfather. His name is John Peter Perez. Please, If you have any information, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks,
Erik

Keywords: U.S.S. Wantuk APD 125



Entry: 38981
Subject: GEORGE K CRAWFORD

Misty Evans wrote on December 5, 2003

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City and State: IRONTON OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: i was just wondering if there were anybody who knew or remembered my grandfather, he passed away recently and i was just trying to find stories about him.

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Entry: 32835
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Wayne Taylor wrote on March 16, 2003

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My name is Wayne Taylor my Dad Donald Carter Taylor, served on the USS Wantuck APD 125 from 1948 to 1953 and then from 1955 to 1957 and has plenty of interesting storys to tell about the things that happend during his twenty years in the United States Navy. He also remembers a lot of his Ship Mates on this site. He lives in Duncanville Texas and is retired and doing just great. I am very proud of my Dad!

Keywords: Donald C. Taylor



Entry: 32293
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Max (Hump) Humphries wrote on February 24, 2003

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City and State: TARBORO NC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I have a lot of Wantuck memories and remember a lot of the names on this website: Roberts, (Silver Star) Coffman, Hafner, (Dick Ellis), Monty, Cordova and many others.

I have many good memories of my tour aboard the USS Wantuck, APD 125. She was a good ship.

Lt Cmdr Case, had to be the best Skipper in the Pacific Fleet.

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Keywords: I served aboard the USS Wantuck APD 125 from April 1952, until July, 1955. Korea and Vietnam.



Entry: 32211
Subject: COLLISION UPDATE

Roy Helton wrote on February 20, 2003

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City and State: LAYTONVILLE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:
My name is Roy P. Helton, (I was sometimes referred to as Helty). I served on the Wantuck from '55 to '57 and was on throttles in the forward engine room the night of her collision with the Lenawee. There are inaccurate accounts posted here of the number of men who were killed as a result of that collision and I just wanted to set the record straight. There were only two men that actually died: a CPO, whose name I don't remember, and an FN named Penniston. Both were on watch in the forward engine room. There were four of us on watch at the time. Penniston, we called him Penny, was on the lower level. On the upper level were the Chief, and Donald Schwab, a new electrician who was the messenger of the watch, and myself on throttles. I was told by the Captain, who later came to visit me in the hospital, that they had found Penny's body after the ship had been put into drydock. He had drowned in the lower level, but had a gash on his head and probably never knew what happened - at least I would like to think that was the case. The water was about chest-deep on the upper level by the time we got out. The Chief and Schwab and I suffered from steam burns and were moved to the Lenawee. We were later dropped off at Oahu and taken to Tripler Army Hospital, where I spent several months in the burn ward. Schwab, who was burned the least, was soon discharged from the hospital. The Chief developed complications in his lungs, and I was with him at his bedside when he died. To my knowledge there were no fatalities of crew members other than those that were in that engine room.

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Entry: 31836
Subject: WANTUCK 1948-49

William Crenshaw wrote on February 8, 2003

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City and State: YOUNG HARRIS GA

Unit: USS WANTUCK APD125

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone stationed on the USS Wantuck in 1948-49 time frame.

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Entry: 31263
Subject: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Kenneth E. Sheppard wrote on January 15, 2003


City and State: PARAGON IN

Unit: WANTUCK DECK DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: My name is Kenneth E. Shepopard. I served on the Wantuck from 1950 to 1953 as a BM3. I later retired from the USAF as a Msgt in the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Career Field. I Would like to hear from old shipmates.

Keywords: USS Wantuck, APD 125



Entry: 31071
Subject: DO YOU KNOW

Norman Hazzard wrote on January 8, 2003


City and State: OAKLAND CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father: ( Edward M. Hazzard ) was in
UDT Team-3
in the Korean war. If their is any members of this unit out there, can you email me or send me a letter.
Thank you,
Norman H. Hazzard

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Entry: 30514
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Alfred (Al) Troutt wrote on December 19, 2002

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City and State: FLORENCE MT

Unit: USS WANTUCK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served aboard the USS Wantuck, as an electrician, from January 9, 1949 until January 9, 1951. I have enjoyed reading (refreshing memories) about my ship from the, just now discovered, web site and information by Bert Kortegaard. Would like to hear from anyone that remembers my name. Thanks for the opportunity. Al

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Entry: 29222
Subject: ONBOARD, WANTUCK APD 125

Jerrel Jones SR. wrote on November 2, 2002


City and State: DINUBA CA

Unit: BOILERMAN 2ND CLASS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Please let me know of anny other NEWS of this person or persons. Thank You J. Jones

Keywords: I was onboard USS Wantuck APD 125, the night of the collison, infact was pumping fuel, had just came from the forward fireroom, when the Lenawee hit us, mid ship, #1 engine room. Looking buddies, Donald D Lane, on watch at that time, also Andy Anderson, Bobby Fuer, others. My name; Jerrel Jones BT3 at that time, I went to the USS Helena CA 75, Donald D Lane went to the USS Columbis, then he tranfered to a DD and was in another collison in Long Beach harbor.



Entry: 28951
Subject: USS WANTUCK

Dixie Click wrote on October 20, 2002

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City and State: GROVE CITY OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My dad, Lawrence (Bud) Hafer served on the Wantuck I believe from 1949 - 1953. I would like to surprise him by having anybody who served with him at that time contact me. My dad is a wonderful man and I know he would enjoy being contacted by anyone who may remember him and served with him.

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Entry: 26890
Subject: ANY ONE REMEMBER MY DAD?

Kris Roberts wrote on July 11, 2002

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City and State: EDMOND OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, William H. (Bill), Sonny, or "ROACH" Roberts was a coxswain on the Wantuck, took Marines onto the beaches at Wolmi Do, Inchon, (green beach)...Later at Wonsan..operated alot throughout the war with UDT and Royal Commando.
Just wondering if anyone out there remembers him.
He is still alive, and I am very proud of my pop.
He lives in Ardmore, Ok, retired from the Navy in 1967 and the oil business in 85...He now ranches part time.
Just trying to find any of his old buddies..I am a news anchor in Oklahoma City..Want to put together a history of his experiences before it's too late!
Let me know! thanks!

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Entry: 25382
Subject: APD 125

George Santo wrote on May 11, 2002

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City and State: LITHIA SPRINGS GA

Unit: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Glad that someone even knows what an APD is. I was aboard the Wantuck from 1951 to 1953.

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Entry: 24837
Subject: RICHARD THORNTON ELLIS

Eric Ellis wrote on April 20, 2002


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, Richard Thornton Ellis, served on the U.S.S. Wantuck. He also went by the name "Dick". Unfortunately, he died when I was very young of cancer. I don't know when he served on the ship but I was hoping that someone here knew him. Since I never really knew him I am looking for information about him. Please email me if you knew him! I would really appreciate it!

Thank you very much,
Eric Ellis

Keywords: U.S.S. Wantuck



Entry: 23000
Subject: RADIOMAN

Archie Backlin wrote on February 8, 2002

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City and State: REPUBLIC MO

Unit: USS WANTUCK APD 125

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 22370
Subject: ARE LOOKING FOR A SISTER SHIP

Russ W. (Mac) Machen wrote on January 17, 2002

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City and State: OKLAHOMA CITY OK

Unit: USS BEGOR (APD127) AMPHIB. ASSULT SHIP

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I HAVE BUILT TWO WEB SITES AND WOULD LIKE TO SHARE THEM WITH ANYONE INTERESTED IN APD's..
ONE OF THEM INCLUDES A PHOTO OF THE "WANTUCK"
AND A PHOTO OF THE "WEISS" AS WELL AS PHOTOS OF THE "BEGOR"..
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THE WEB SITES ARE:
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http://uss_begor.tripod.com
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AND
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http://uss_begor_apd127.tripod.com
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I WILL ATTEMPT TO (WITH HELP FROM YOU)
LIST RE-UNIONS AND SHIPMATES AND ANY
INFO. THAT SOMEONE OFF ANY OF THE "SISTERS"
WOULD LIKE IN THE WEB SITES..
AS WE ALL WERE TOGETHER IS THIS "WAR THING"
I PERSONALLY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING
"YOUR" RE-UNIONS AND COMMUNICATE..RUSS..

Keywords: IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OTHER APD's IN THE PACIFIC - KOREA - VIETNAM
"OPERATION PASSAGE TO FREEDOM"
(NORTH - CENTRAL - SOUTH) VIETNAM IN 1954..



Entry: 19418
Subject: WANTUK, WHITICK?

Bill McCall wrote on September 14, 2001


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: On the coming 10th anniversary of my father's death, (Raymond J McCall 10/20/29 - 12/5/1991) I wanted to learn more about his navy career. I thought I remembered the name of his ship was the Witick (no idea how that is spelled) He served from 1948 when he was 19 to 1951. The Wantuk is the closest name I can find. I believe his ship number was either 848 or 843. Can anyone help with any online information I can read?

Keywords: Destroyer - 48 -51



Entry: 17914
Subject: INTERESTED IN A REUNION FOR MY FATHER

Barbara Brooks wrote on July 11, 2001

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City and State: LONGVIEW TX

Unit: UNKNOWN NAVY 1952 - 53

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS WANTUCK IN 1952 - 53. I AM SURE HE WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM HIS OLD NAVY BUDDIES. PLEASE PROVIDE ANY INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

Keywords: GILES BROOKS - "HOOT"



Entry: 14522
Subject: APD'S AS FLAGSHIPS FOR THE UDT

Greg Jackson wrote on January 23, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am searching for information about the two APD's that served as "Flagships" for the UDT during WW2, in the pacific. Apparently, the time frame is around '44-'45. Looking for this information for personal education, and I am a high school teacher.

Thanks,
G. Jackson, USN(Ret)('92)

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Entry: 12801
Subject: WHERE THE MINES ARE

Gerald E. (Jerry) Vanderpool wrote on November 7, 2000

Deceased

City and State: MONTROSE CO

Unit: MINE SQUADRON THREE

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served on the Chatterer during the first year of the Korean War. During the first eight months
we lost the four sweepers shown (R.I.P.), out of our squadron of twelve. I would like to hear from anyone that served on a AMS, AM, or any other type of sweeper in the war. Run up the broom!

Keywords: Minesweepers: Magpie, Partridge, Pledge and, Pirate, R.I.P. From your mates: Chatterer, Incredible, Kite, Mainstay, Merganser, Mockingbird, Osprey and Redhead.
Redhead, Kite, Osprey,



Entry: 12273
Subject: LCVPS

Jim Bartlett wrote on October 11, 2000


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Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Hi, we are restoring a 1945 Chris Craft LCVP that might have made Korea. She's a funny bird, however. Seems she was made for the end of the war and is a no frills boat. One of the features that sets her apart is that she has no gun tubs astern for the usual .30 cal MGs.

The other thing is that her forward ramp sheeve and lock are shielded by a steel sponson that runs up to the ramp and is flush with the gunwales--a departure from the usual Post (Dog teeth)up front. Also, her winch is mounted high, up on the gunwales and the cable goes behind the engine compartment and forward for the port side ramp cleat.

Usually, the winch was low in the engine area and had a single cable, inside, starbord, to a sheeve rig. The port side cable ran under the forward deck, then up to the port forward sheeve. Whew...

She's an odd one.

Does anyone remember a boat of this type?

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Entry: 9715
Subject: SHIPMATE SEARCH

Bill Cronkrite wrote on June 25, 2000

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City and State: SALT LAKE CITY UT

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 8988
Subject: WHO WAS KILLED IN THE COLLISION?

Charles Rook wrote on May 28, 2000


City and State: SPOKANE WA

Unit: CREW MEMBER

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Served aboard the Wantuck from Sept. 54 - Sept. 56. Often wondered what happened in the collision that killed six people. I was transferred to the East Coast out of Jacksonville, FL...aboard the McClellend APD750 when I read about the collision of the Wantuck. What happened and who was killed?

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