Welcome to the USS KNAPP

 

USS Knapp Logbook





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I was assigned to the USS Knapp in July 1943 with the rank of yeoman second class. My prior assignment was the USS Omaha from November 1941 to the above date. At the decommissioning of the Knapp on July 5, 1946 I was one of the four remaining from the original crew. I was discharged in August 1946 with the rank of yeoman first class. "Red"

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Nice informative web site!

Added: November 12, 2006
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Greetings and Salutations from Peoria ,IL. My name is Steve Hutton and I am in charge of transporting you gentlemen and ladies around the Peoria area for the 2007 Reunion. Pete has contracted with Deluxe Limousine again this year. I was actually your driver last time you were in Peoria too. I was the extremely good looking one that your wives all swooned over.

I was also the one who asked if the Navy was part of the Marines. Since I am a former Marine, I figured you all knew this. Obviously, there is a big differance of opinion. However, I am closer to 50 instead of 70 years of age and will let you older guys have your way this time.

Pete and Jan have been hard at work getting everything set up for you folks. They've really outdone themselves and there will be little time for relaxation. I have outfitted the buses with loud speakers playing the "Marine Corps Hymn" while we are driving around town. (Just joking)

Seriously, our country owes each and every one of you our thanks for what you went through during WW II and in Korea. We can only imagine what you must have gone through and most probably would not want to know. Gentlemen....You are my heroes !!!

Semper Fi to all you "Swab Jockeys" coming to Peoria next year. Godspeed and God Bless !
Steve Hutton, E-4, 1975-1981.


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A great web site and communication tool to keep in touch with your shipmates. I served on board from Feb of 1951 until just before thew Knapp took cruise around the world. Wish I could have been with you guys on the cruise. I was transfered unto the USS Hickcock DD 673 and then unto the USS Cascade AD16.

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I am proud to have served on the Knapp 4/51-3/53 as an MEG3 with the greatest crew ever.My wife Millie & I have enjoyed many reunions & are looking forward to another one in Peoria.Pete & Jan did a great job & are running a great N/L.Thank you Lee for this great website.I also served on BB63 & CA149 but hold the Knapp & the shipmates I served with close to my heart as the greatest.

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I was on ship when commissioned in Boston. I left right after the Phillipine engagement and went to the Navy hospital in Memphis, TN for fungis on feet and hands and spent about four months there. Then transferred to Boston for assignment on the USS Los Angeles and when arrived the ship had departed so traveled cross-country by train to Los Angeles to meet the ship.

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THIS WAS AND IS A GREAT IDEA. THANKS TO ALL WHO WORKED TO BRING IT ABOUT. I'VE A LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES OF MY TIME ON THE KNAPP. I LEFT HER THE DAY SHE LEFT FOR THE WEST COAST AND WENT ON BOARD THE WARRINGTON. ALWAYS THOUGHT OF THE KNAPP AS MY SHIP DURING MY TOUR OF DUTY.

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I served aboard Knapp from 4/51 to 7/54 as a Damage Controlman. She was a great ship and I am proud to have served aboard her. I have enjoyed many of the reunions and seeing and reminiscing with all the shipmates that have served on her. I always look forward to seeing new shipmates that come to our reunions for the first time.
It is great to have our own website and I think you guys did a great job.


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I came aboard the Knapp as either a SR or SA about a month after I got out of boot camp. I was a USNR type on my two weeks active duty and immediately ended up down in the bilges. Among other things I learned was how to round up a bucket of super heated steam!

Needless to say that experience encouraged me to strike for Radioman which I did. I later served at NAS Cubi Point, Subic Bay, PI where I made RM2. Later I served on a DE as a RM2 and made RM1 while aboard when we were patrolling off the coast of Vietnam. Once out of the bilges I really enjoyed being a Tin Can Sailor and would not have passed up the experience for anything.


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I came aboard the knapp in October of 1951, in Charlston, S.C. The ship had just returned from Cuba on its first shakedown cruise. Started as a deck ape under the guidance and genteel care of Hyram Leo Emmerson. Shortly, (or as quick as I could) I became a cook striker. The problem there was that I was spending more time feeding the fish instead of feeding the crew. The cooks were more than kind and understanding but it was back to Leo again! My next try was as a radioman striker. It was a very good choice! A great bunch of guys and a lot of interesting experiences and fun. Made it to RM3 and left the Knapp, in Sasebo, Japan sometime in April 1955. Got discharged 5-27-1955, Treasure Island, San Francisco

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