USS Washburn (AKA-108)


Photo by Hal Barker












Page 1

1
Entry: 96715
Subject: EVACUATION OF QUEMOY FOR MADAME CHIANG KAI SHEK

Edward Potestio wrote on November 14, 2018


City and State: PUEBLO CO

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Served aboard the USS Washburn from 1951 thru 1955

Comments: Does anyone remember the evacuation of Quemoy for Madam Chiang Kai Shek, when she came aboard to thank us, and authorized us to receive the China Service medal. I was lucky enough to have the duty, and got to shake her hand before we had to ask her to leave the ship because we were afraid someone would try to destroy the ship to get to her. we were loaded with ammo from Quemoy , etc.

Keywords:



Entry: 93425
Subject: DOES ANYONE REMEMBER

Susan Brown wrote on July 4, 2016


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was the chief medical officer on the USS Washburn from July 1950--July 1951 - He turns 90 this year and I would love to have a letter for him on his birthday if anyone knew him. He was 25 years old while on the ship and his name is David Brown. THX - his daughter - susan

Keywords:



Entry: 90979
Subject: THE BRONZE STAR MEDAL WITH COMBAT V

Thomas E. (T.E.) Moore wrote on April 14, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: For skillful maneuvering of his ship in the Inchon Amphibious attack Sept. 1950, despite hazards
of extreme tidal and current conditions, and constant danger from floating enemy mines, The
Bronze Star Medal with Combat V was awarded to : Captain James A. Prichard, USN, USS
Washburn-AKA-108. Well Done AKA-108.

Keywords: Korean War --- Inchon Landing --- USS Washburn-AKA-108 --- Captain James A. Prichard, USN
--- 5-Korean War Battle Stars.



Entry: 86695
Subject: I REMEMBER YOU, CLARENCE

Joseph Martin wrote on July 12, 2013


City and State: TUCSON AZ

Unit: USS WASHBURN AKA-108

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 69222
Subject: MAY 52 TO JUNE 55

Nalvin Davis wrote on February 21, 2009


City and State: ANDERSON IN

Unit: BOOT DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 53599
Subject: USS WASHBURN AKA 108 1956-57

Frank Zahn wrote on October 14, 2005


City and State:

Unit: SUPPLY - USS WASHBURN AKA 108

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Trying to locate Richard Ball who served on the USS Washburn in 1956-57 as supply petty officer. Please send information via e-mail.

Keywords: USS Washburn AKA 108



Entry: 51000
Subject: TRIP TO SYDNEY MAY 1962

Travis McCaghren wrote on May 20, 2005


City and State: SHERWOOD AR

Unit: 'E' DIVISON

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on Washburn 1960 - 1964

Keywords: I was on Washburn 1960 - 1964



Entry: 45478
Subject: USS WASHBURN VISIT TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 1962

Bruce Hoy wrote on August 28, 2004


City and State: ALBANY CREEK Q

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: About May 1962, I visited the USS Washburn berthed in Circular Quay, Sydney, Australia which was then open to the public. A brochure was collected during my visit, and a number of colour slides were taken.
I would like to know the dates when the Washburn visited Sydney, details of which I can add to the captions I am preparing for my slides.
Can any former crew member assist me with this quest?

Keywords: Australian Visit



Entry: 44862
Subject: USS WASHBURN AKA-108 1956-59

Arthur Edlund wrote on July 28, 2004

Email Update Needed



City and State: SAGINAW MI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

Keywords:



Entry: 26466
Subject: E DIVISION

Clarence Radford wrote on June 23, 2002


City and State: SILVERDALE WA

Unit: U.S.N.

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for shipmates of E Div. any E.M.s on Washburn A.K.A. 108 That rememmbers Radford E.M.1 that was on ship to Point Barrow to Inchon Korea and back to states.

Keywords:







Page 1

1