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USS Knapp Logbook





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I served on the USS KNAPP from early 1951 to just before it left on its around the world trip , [1953 ?} we had just returned from the Med where I had picked up hepitice and ended up in naval hospital up in Boston and the ship left before I got out. I went from there to the USS K. D. BAILY DDR 713, it was going around the also and I didn,t have enough time left so went from there to the USS WADLEIGH DD 689 was discharged in early 1955. I still consider the KNAPP as my ship.

Added: December 30, 2008
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You have a handsome website suitable to a spirited reunion group. My father, your first CO, would be vastly proud. I wish all KNAPP sailors fair winds and following seas in 2009 and onward.

Added: December 28, 2008
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Great job with this site. The men and women of the us navy are fantastic.

Added: December 19, 2008
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My dad was on board the USS Knapp in the early 1950's,but not sure of the exact dates. His name is Lester Hass, aka "Stringbean" He lives in Carthage, South Dakota and often speaks of his time travelling around the world on the Knapp.

Added: November 15, 2008
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my daughter told me about the USS Knapp. I am originally from Cincinnati Ohio but currently live in Sparta KY. My dad served in the Army and my father in law was in the Navy.

Added: September 21, 2008
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My dad Valentine Bibla served aboard the UUS Knapp during WWII. He was a torpedo man 3rd class. He recently died September 19, 2008 at age 86. He always spoke highly of his friends that he served with during this time. He married and is survived by his wife, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. God Bless you all.

Added: September 20, 2008
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My interest started with the name of the ship which is my surname - KNAPP. I was born in NJ and my dad is US Navy retired - Chief Warrant Officer, radio man in blimps and S2Fs. Great to view the site and learn about the history of the ship. Thanks.

Added: May 20, 2008
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I served in the USS Knapp from 1951 (re-commissioned at Charleston, SC)to 1954. I was Cook. I have very fond memories of my service there. Cooking and baking for 300 men was a challenge. I remember Bill Hollis, my sidekick cook for years. Many great guys I worked with. I talk about my days in the Navy all the time...to whoever wants to hear. Thank you for building this website and keeping it so interesting. I would love to hear from any shipmate who remembers me :welcome:

Added: May 10, 2008
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My uncle, Paul Camden (yeoman second class) served aboard the Knapp, seeing action off the Marshall and Bonin islands, and at the battles of Truk, Tinian, Guam, and Saipan. He was awarded the American Defense Area Service Ribbon and the Asiatic-Pacific Area Service Ribbon. He served honorably from 1942-1945.
The reason I write today is because my uncle died at home on December 26th, 2006, his 89th birthday, and it was not until that time that I knew any of this. For that I am ashamed and saddened. I never said thank you, and now i can.
Thank you Paul, and thank you to all of those who may read this. Thank you for everything.
God Bless You and God Bless America


Added: March 10, 2008
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Served on the Knapp 1955-57. Seperated from navy in Jan. '57 while being decommissioned at Long Beach, as sonarman first. Made the reunion in Vegas in '01 and plan on making it to Baton Rouge this year.

Added: March 2, 2008
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