USS Wilkinson (DS-930)










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Entry: 91910
Subject: 1961 TO 1967

Alex Brady wrote on September 18, 2015


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: I am looking for information and pictures of my grandfather who worked on the ship between 1961 and 1967. His name is Claud Clark. If anyone has information or pictures on him can you please contact me?

Keywords: Claud Clark, USS Wilkinson, Radio Electrician



Entry: 91065
Subject: LOOKING FOR A FRIEND'S GRANDFATHER

Ryan Hill wrote on April 28, 2015


City and State: VIRGINIA BEACH VA

Unit: AEGIS ASHORE/ DAMNECK

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Hi,
I am trying to track down a Commisaryman Chief Potts who was on board a Destroyer leader July 1959 in Long Beach California. After cross checking all 5 Destroyer Leaders built at this time. This one was the only one that was West Cost, the Joshn S McCain was also Pacific but based in Hawaii after coming from the East Coast.

I am looking for any information on the Chief. My friend is a civilian and is just trying to get in contact with him or the family.
My info is
Ryan.Hill at navy.mil
cell 757 237 2048
personal email ryandhill80 at Icloud.com

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Entry: 87665
Subject: EM-2 1962 THROUGH 1964

Deane Stanton wrote on November 11, 2013


City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I played guitar in the band with Roger Aube, Richard Haslem and Pete.

Keywords: Nickname Snake. USS Wilkinson DL-5



Entry: 83309
Subject: RADAR GANG, RD 2

Tom Webb wrote on June 10, 2012


City and State:

Unit: USS WILKINSON, DL5

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I served on USS Wilkinson from March, 1957 to Aug
1959.
We cruised up Columbia River to Portland, for Rose
Festivle, to Sitka Alaska.
One trip to West Pac, spent a lot of time inFormosa,
now Taiwan, many interesting contacts in Formosa
Straits.
Anyone from Operations or Radar Gang with their ears
on??

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Entry: 81187
Subject: DESTROYER LEADER REUNIONS

Thomas Byron wrote on November 27, 2011


City and State:

Unit: USS WILKINSON, DL5

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Anyone seeking information about USS Wilkinson crew
reunions should contact(or better yet, join) the
Destroyer Leader Association. The next reunion(2012)will
be held in Galveston, Texas. The DLA has many functions
and activities for us old crew members. Check it out.

Keywords: Destroyer Leader, Wilkinson, DL5, reunions,



Entry: 76442
Subject: LOOKING FOR CREW WHO SERVED ON US WILKINSON 1955

Charles Meyer wrote on October 17, 2010


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My late uncle, Arthur P. Ward, served on the Wilkinson and died while on duty on February 27, 1955. As my grandmother has died and my mother cannot relate details, I would be grateful for any information from his fellow crew members about my uncle and about the circumstances of his death. I must assume that this was a highly uncommon occurrence in peacetime. Thank you!

Keywords: USS Wilkinson DS-930, DL-5, Arthur P. Ward



Entry: 67816
Subject: JERRY O'CONNOR (OCONNER)

Kyle O'Connor wrote on November 11, 2008


City and State: NASHVILLE TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Looking for information and hopefully pictures of stories of my father.
Served 1967-1970 on the Wilkinson, Loyd Thomas, and the Basilone. Was
a musician playing shows all over small bars when on leave. Belive he
took part in firewatchs, and was a yoeman.

Keywords: Jerry O'Connor, OConnor, Oconner, Served 1967-1970



Entry: 67294
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ON OUR DAD'S

Leann Stice (Whaley) wrote on September 23, 2008


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Both my husband and my dad's were aboard at the same time out of Longbeach California. I believe it was in 1961. Is there anyone that can tell me about either one. Allan C Whaley, Engine room and Robert A Stice, I think was also in the engine room's. Thankyou

Keywords: 1961 USS Wilkinson



Entry: 65517
Subject: USS WILKINSON DL5

Hugh Brown wrote on May 5, 2008

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Jerry Stroup joined the civilian army at the close of Viet Nam. I have not heard from him since.

Keywords: FOX DIVISION, Fire Control, Sonar, Denis Tilton, Ernie Munk, Jerry Stroup, Shimerhorn, T.J., George Dufrain, Kimbal, James Brack, William Sheri,



Entry: 65516
Subject:

Hugh Brown wrote on May 5, 2008

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I would like to find Jerry. The last time I heard from him he was on his way to Viet Nam with the civilian army at the close of the war.

Keywords: FOX Division Fire Control Technician / Sonar group
I was on board from 1960 through 1963. Friends and associates, Denis Tilton, Ernie Munk, Jerry Stroup



Entry: 56132
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

Charles Bailey JR. wrote on March 7, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I had a little country band aboard ship from 1960 to 1962. Looking for the fellows I played with. We played in clubs all over the Pacific and on TV in Guam. I still have tape recordings of some of the music. would be interested in hearing from any of the band members or anyone who knew us at that time.

Keywords: USS Wilkinson DL-5



Entry: 52464
Subject:

Larry J. Stoffer wrote on August 6, 2005

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City and State: MARIETTA GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: Served on USS Wilkinson 1962 - 1965 - Please contact me if you were on board at this time -

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Entry: 45108
Subject: ED GILL

Ed Gill wrote on August 8, 2004

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City and State: VALRICO FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the USS Wilkinson from June 1965 to June 1967. R Divison, electrican mate 3 class. remember RIO, Mar del Plata. EXPO 67.

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Entry: 40639
Subject: SHIPS' OFFICE

Roger Aube wrote on February 6, 2004

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City and State: WESTERLY RI

Unit: USS WILKINSON (DL-5)

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Came aboard the WILKINSON back in 63 I believe. Worked in the Ships Office with R.G.YOUNGER YN3 and Calvin CURRAN,YNSN. Also friends with Rich Haslam, Bob Stanton, and Pete (a steward). Played in the ships band while on board. Great bunch, great crew. Does anyone out there remember me?

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Entry: 40132
Subject: USS WILKINSON DL5

Robert (Bob) Woods wrote on January 21, 2004


City and State: ENGLEWOOD FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: served on the USS Wilkinson from 1959 to 1961 mechanist mate 3

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Entry: 37883
Subject: WILKINSON DL5

Gary Lehman wrote on October 29, 2003

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City and State: GLENDALE AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

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Entry: 31372
Subject: INFO REQUIRED

Joe Colohan wrote on January 19, 2003


City and State: DUBLIN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: any information / history etc on the USS Colohan DD 658

Keywords: ships



Entry: 29824
Subject: USS WILKINSON DL-5 1961-1964

Richard Taylor wrote on November 23, 2002


City and State: ROCKWALL TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I was on the Wilkinson from 1961 to 1963. i started in the fire room until after the fire. I transfered to the supply dept. in 1962. I was a Store Keeper. I left the ship at New Port, RI in 1963.

I will be glade to visit with anyone.

Richard Taylor

Keywords: USS Wilkinson DL-5



Entry: 29624
Subject: LOOKING FOR BLACK OFFICER OR CPO

Henry Seaman wrote on November 16, 2002

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City and State: RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: After the commissioning. My father was one of the first Black Officer's onboard. Perhaps he was a Chief Petty Officer. I am interested in knowing more about him. I am the only person left. My mother and step father are gone. I only wish to be able to know more about him and my brother that I have never met. I leave in california, but I was born on April 9, 1951, in Newport, Rhode Island. Some say his name was George Wilkerson or George Wilkinson, but I am not sure of that. He may have just been nickenamed that. my phone is 909-910-7924. My real name is Henry Seaman. My mother was Matilda Smith. She was called Tillie.

Keywords: Black Officer, Black Chief Petty Officer



Entry: 29618
Subject: LOOKING FOR BLACK OFFICER OR CPO

Henry Seaman wrote on November 16, 2002

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City and State: RANCHO CUCAMONGA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Was a friend of Tillie Smith.

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Entry: 26177
Subject: WILKINSON RADIO GANG 1962

Fred Albridge wrote on June 11, 2002


City and State: CLEVELAND OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Searved about my last 6-8 months on Wilkinson till June 19, 1962...Fred Albridge RM3...Radio shack gang, lot of real fun times with Tom Die, from Texas, and his MG TD...and Jimmy Lovins Lot of twist contests, and the Hauf Brauh house in Longbeach.Boyd Ferrell another good friend Remember the major fire in the after engine room,1 shipmate killed.. and being in Lbeach shipyard for months of repairs...Pulling the huge new degausing cable fully around the ship. I also searved 6 months on Boyd DD544, 25 months on Harry E. Hubbard DD748, and a few months on USS Colohan DD 658 ...Love to hear from guys aboard in 61-62 Now in Cleveland, Ohio, mostly retired, have small model railroad co., and restore antique cars...25 grandkids!!! Best wishes Fred Albridge

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Entry: 24818
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS WILKINSON

Darlene Babcock wrote on April 18, 2002

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City and State: STONY POINT NY

Unit: MM3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: WOULD WELCOME ALL POSSIBLE INFORMATION

Keywords: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS WILKINSON DL5 FROM 6/10/53 TO 8/13/54 AS A MM3. HE IS NOW DECEASED AND I AM LOOKING FOR SOME SHIPMATES THAT SERVED WITH HIM FOR GENERAL INFORMATION AND PERHAPS SOME STORIES. ALSO, I AM LOOKING FOR A YEARBOOK WITH PHOTOS OF HIM, IF ONE EXISTS. HIS NAME WAS DENTON F. BABCOCK. NICKNAME: BABBY



Entry: 24817
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS WILKINSON

Darlene Babcock wrote on April 18, 2002

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City and State: STONY POINT NY

Unit: MM3

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: WOULD WELCOME ALL POSSIBLE INFORMATION

Keywords: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE USS WILKINSON DL5 FROM 6/10/53 TO 8/13/54 AS A MM3. HE IS NOW DECEASED AND I AM LOOKING FOR SOME SHIPMATES THAT SERVED WITH HIM FOR GENERAL INFORMATION AND PERHAPS SOME STORIES. ALSO, I AM LOOKING FOR A YEARBOOK WITH PHOTOS OF HIM, IF ONE EXISTS.



Entry: 24813
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ON THE WILKINSON

Kevin Stiles wrote on April 18, 2002

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Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: My father served on the Wlikinson in the late 50's early 60's. His name is Stanley Stiles "bubbles". Does anyone remember him ???
He then transferred to the Haven in Long Beach.

Thanks kevin stiles

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Entry: 23091
Subject: SERVED FROM 1953 TO 1956 AS TM3

Roland Klebart wrote on February 11, 2002

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City and State: SARASOTA FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I was on the commissioning detail in Boston, MA. I've been looking for information on a reunion the ship was going to have, but knowing that it went to California after I was discharged, I lost track of it. Does anyone have any information about a possible reunion??

Keywords: Torpedo Shop



Entry: 21726
Subject: SERVED 1961 TO 1965

William (Bill) Cashen wrote on December 24, 2001


City and State: GENOA OH

Unit: R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: served aboard from 1962 to 1965 R Division, looking I might remember, and if there has ever been a reunion

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Entry: 19845
Subject: 1965 _ 1967

Mike DeMatteo wrote on October 8, 2001


City and State: NEW PORT RICHEY FL

Unit: NCOA GATEWAY CHAPTER

Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: Look ing for any one who served on board the Wilkinson DL5 from 1965 -1967 Remember RIO?

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Entry: 16647
Subject: INFORMATION REQUEST

Chet Gandy wrote on May 18, 2001

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City and State: MESA AZ

Unit: THE BOEING COMPANY

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: Was the USS Wilkinson attached to DESDIV 191 or 192 in the early 1960s. Did the USS Trathen DD-530, USS Black DD-666 and the USS Wilkson DL-5 make up one of the DESDIVs? Can anyone tell me what involvement this group had in the Vietnam conflict. I served aboard the USS Trathen until 1963. In 1962 we spent three months off of the coast of Vietnam supporting what we were told to be the Laos crisis. I am trying the piece together the last years of service of the USS Trathen.

Thanx for any available information.
Chet

Keywords: Destroyer Division (DESVIV) 191 and 192



Entry: 12608
Subject: LOOKING FOR ANYONE ONBOARD WILKINSON 66-67 M DIVISION

Thomas Doornbos wrote on October 29, 2000

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Service or Relationship: -

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Entry: 12539
Subject: LOOKING FOR

Frank Blatnik wrote on October 25, 2000

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City and State: SANDOWN NH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who served as a BT on the Wilkinson from 1966 to 1969.

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Entry: 7623
Subject: USS WILKINSON 1969

Richard Pfouts wrote on March 23, 2000

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City and State: SHELBY TWP MI

Unit: SONAR GANG

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: Looking for anyone who has any pictures of the USS Wilkinson DL-5

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Entry: 7165
Subject: USS WILKINSON CREW MEMBERS

Stan Guiles wrote on February 25, 2000


City and State: KINGWOOD TX

Unit: SONAR (STG2-P3)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Hello to all USS Wilkinson crew members.

Keywords: Would like to hear from all crew members of the USS WILKINSON.I served on board the USS Wilkinson from 1960 to 1964 SQS-26 Prototype Original Desdign and Installation



Entry: 7039
Subject: REUNIONS

John Manley wrote on February 18, 2000

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City and State: CARSON CA

Unit: ELECTRICIAN, R DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran - Korea

Comments: Anyone wishing to contact me about reunions, please do so at the above number, any day of the week after 5:00pm Pacific Time. Thank you.

Keywords: USS Wilkinson DL5



Entry: 4785
Subject: SERVED FROM 1953 TILL1955 BM 3 RATING

George Young wrote on November 11, 1999

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City and State: LOUISVILLE KY

Unit: USS WILKERSON DL5

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: WOULD LIKE TO CONTACT ANY OF THE CREW AND CHAT ON LINE , EMAIL ADDRESS J YOUNG9382@aol.com

Keywords: SERVED ON BOARD USS WILKERSON DL5 FROM THE TIME WE COMMISSION IT TILL 1955.



Entry: 4596
Subject: 1960 - 1963

Leo Trevino wrote on November 8, 1999


City and State: TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I served on the USS Wilkinson on the above mention times and would be glad to communicate with others that served during that time.

Keywords: USS Wilkinson DL-5
Time on board - 1960 thru 1963



Entry: 1993
Subject: 1953

Susan Van Vactor wrote on November 20, 1998

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City and State: MT HOLLY NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship:

Comments: LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ON THE USS THEODORE WILKINSON DL5, COMMISSIONED IN 1953 AND SERVING BETWEEN THAT TIME AND 1956. AM DOING THIS FOR MY FATHER, RALPH RIMMEY WHO SERVED DURING THAT TIME AS A SONAR MAN. THANKS, SUE

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