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USS Knapp Logbook





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My dad, Henry Schut, served on the USS Knapp from 1943 through the end of WWII. He was a machinist mate and went on to become a tool and die maker later in life. He used to talk about the funny things that happened on board ship but not much else. He is still alive and doing very well.

Added: June 6, 2007
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My dad served on the USS KNAPP from 1951-54 as your baker, he passed away March 6,2005. He talked about his navy days all the time. My daughter is in the Air National Guard in Peoria and this made Virgil very proud. This web sight will be fun to check out. Thanks Pete.

Added: April 20, 2007
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I was on the USS Knapp from 5/55 as a FT-SA to about 12/56 as an FT3. Many good memories from the Knapp.

Added: April 20, 2007
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Jim Jackson, BT3, After fireroom (my home from 1951 to 1954) Those were great years with great people. Many a lesson learned, and many lifetime memories made. That was not so long, our lives were quite a blast. Looking back is a great way to be living in the past. We travled to places near and far. Now we get sore bottoms from riding in a car. Can't wait for the next reunion. I will be hauling my taggin wagon of oxygen around with me, but am looking forward to seeing as many of you as can get out of bed and put a hat on your head....Jim Jackson

Added: January 26, 2007
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I have really enjoyed Pete's newsletters..kinda' reminds me of the 2 years I had that task before our reunion in Charleston,SC in the early 80's.. I think I was the 2nd one to hold that position. In the beginning, the Secretary/Treasurer kept the position whereever the Reunion was held.The old timers will remember "Wicky" Wickenhouser..I took over from him for the Charleston Reunion..I turned it over to the next Secretary..We had over 300 on the mailing list at that time..Pete, how many WWII crew members do you have now?? I was a replacement RM,picked up the Knapp in the Pacific, went on to Japan, came back thru the Panama Canel ,on to Boston..Was later x'fered to the USS Manila Bay, but I've always considered the Knapp as "My Ship" (I was told by the Yeoman that I was the youngest crew member at that time--replacing him of that distinction) Pete, you make the Reunion in Peoria sound so good--Hope I can make it this time..

Added: January 23, 2007
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It is good to see a website for the USS Knapp. She was a great ship with a great crew. I was a part of the "After Galley" aka Shipfitters Shop along with Fowler, Jones, Alexander, Newell, Gobble, Nipper, McNamara, Munley, Rosa, Smith, Ashley, and Hoskinson. I reported aboard in Dec. of 1951 and transferred off in April of 1954. I have fond memories of the Knapp and her crew, and am proud to have been a part of it all. My brother worked in the Forward Fireroom.

Added: December 12, 2006
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Pete and Jan---You deserve the old Navy "WELL DONE!!" for our new website. That also goes for all the fine work you two have done to make our 2005 Reunion wo enjoyable. Many thanks to you!

Added: December 11, 2006
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What a great Christmas Gift! Thanks to all who worked so hard to put this website online. Enjoy the newsletters over the years. Never quite made any of the reunions as yet. Boot Camp at Farragut Idaho May 1944 radar training Point Loma, Calif. On troop ship convoy out of San Fransico to Ulithi assigned to Knapp. Most of crew had been 2 hard years in South Pacific.
Also thanks to Pete and Jan newsletter. Good item by O. J. King. Will send further comments on that. Happy Holidays to all!


Added: December 2, 2006
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Served in the Navy from 1/5/51 to 8/30/54, achieved rank of RD1. I went to bootcamp at Great Lakes and then to the Knapp. Except for training assignments all my service time was on the Knapp. It was a great experience. In about 3 1/2 years, this 19 year kid from Cicero,Illinois circumnavigated the globe 1 1/2 times, crossed the equator & arctic circle & got the funding for a college education.
A good investment of my time.


Added: November 27, 2006
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Growing up I do not remember my dad talking much about his time in the Navy. The information and pictures provided have been great.

Added: November 17, 2006
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