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Updated Apr 17, 2016
UMPHRESS, Robert L ( YN2 54-56 ) Missouri
Updated Aug 15, 2007
After leaving The Rockaway around October 56, I spent a few months ashore at
Marine Inspection. I was next assigned to the USCGC Campbell WPG-32, approximately March 1957.
I joined the K.C. Fire Department and served for 35 years, retiring as a
Fire Captain. I have three daughters and four grandchildren.
I have been in contact with Bill Madigan, Ralph Huck and Bob Lupton.
Also talked to Bob Clow in Florida.
Sure would like to hear from all of my shipmates.
UMPSTEAD, Charles L ( ENC 58-60 ) Pennsylvania [R]
Updated Aug 10, 2007
Crossed over the Bar Aug 2007
We had a leak in B1, our fuel oil transfer lines leaked,and one lifeboat
leaked and sank. I have 8mm movies I put on tape of the storm we went through
at that time. Aboard for 1 cadet cruse. We even towed a sea plane off Bermuda.
USHER, Bob ( SO3 67-68 ) ?
Updated Aug 10, 2007
Frank Carlsson was my CIC chief aboard the USCGC Mackinac
in 66-67. Howya doin, chief?
Traveled through the Panama Canal and became a shellback aboard the Rockaway in 68.
UTTENDORFSKY, R.F. ( EN3 57-59 ) ?
Had a great time on the old girl. Spent most of my time in B1 and loved it
VALDERRAMA, Rick CDR ( SNYN 50-51 ) NJ [R]
Updated Oct. 22, 2006
Crossed over the Bar May 18, 2006
Stationed at Base St. George after boot camp in 1950
Delivered coal to lighthouses on CGC OAK, an old buoy tender
Graduated from YN school and assigned to Rockaway
Transferred to Marine Inspection office in Manhattan
CGC Spencer in 1953 for one weather patrol.
Discharged from active duty as YN3 at CG Yard, Curtis Bay, MD
Sailed 10 years with Military Sea Transportation Service MSTS as Assistant Purser.
Left MSTS in 1965 to work with the CG as a civilian and a Reservist, serving in California,
CG Headquarters, Yorktown, VA and Governors Island, NY
Progressed to Chief Yeoman and Ship's Clerk/Personnel Admin (W-2)
Selected to LTJG and promoted up the line to CDR.
Retired in 1988 and recalled in 1989 to active duty on Governor's Island, NY
with MLCLANT Civil Rights Officer
Served as Asst. Chief, Personnel Division until retiring again 1993.
VAN ALSTYNE, Rodger ( RD3 54-56 ) New York
Updated Mar 10, 2011
Crossed over the Bar Mar 10, 2011
Had a great time, loved the ocean stations!!!!! Missed both trips to Bermuda,
but Clow ,Carlsson and Laurie make sure I hear about it all the time.
Feel free to contact me. If I'm on the golf course I will call you back.
VAN RENSSELAER, Steve ( EN3 62-63 ) New Jersey
Updated Aug 24, 2010
Wrote an article about my experience aboard the Rockaway during the
Cuban Missle Crisis that was published in the Coast Guard Combat Veterans magazine.
Would like to get in touch with former crew mates from my time on board.
VAUGHAN, Alfred ( BM1 68-70 ) New Jersey
VIRGILIO, Frank (Kathleen)
( FA 68 ) New Jersey
ITS GOOD TO SEE THE NAMES OF OLD FRIENDS
VIVEIROS, Phillip R. ( SA striking YN 66-67 ) RI
Updated May 01, 2006
Had great time on Rock. Pals with Dick Sprague, Hud, Roy Mckinnon,
Larry Groom and George Ruk.
WAESCHE, III, Russell ( SO2 69 ) KY
WAGNER, Harold ( EM2 68-70 )
Updated Jun 04, 2015
I remember my shipmates great guys Golden Shellback
WAGNER, Thomas G. RMC ( RM2 49-53 ) NJ [R]
Served aboard the Rockaway off and on during that period, was back and
forth between CCGD3 Comm. Center and the Rockaway. Was aboard when we
lost Cmdr. J.R. Hinnant. He was an excellent officer and was very well
like by his crew.
WALKER, Wendell ( SN Electrician 61-62 ) Florida
Aboard just after Cadet cruise in 61, worked for Chief Thom. Discharged Oct 62.
Five (I think) Ocean stations, Bermuda, and Gitmo in spring of 62.
WALLACE, Norm ( YN3 63-65) New Jersey
Updated May 11, 2006
Remember Smith Voyager rescue, shark fishing, major hangover in the
Azores, Cadet Cruise thru Panama Canal,(during which time I
also ran the ships barber shop), Capt. Garrity & Lt. Cmdr, Cadigan.
WANUSHEK, WILLIAM ( SN 54) PA
Updated Feb 19, 2007
WARD, (Connie) Conrad W ( RD2 50-53 )
Updated Mar 23, 2008
My father is Conrad Connie W. Ward. He served on board from 1950 to 1953,
including the tragic loss of Capt James R. Hinnant. My father died 12/19/1994 at
age 63. If anyone remembers him or has any photos, I would love to hear from you.
Steven W. Ward
WATSON, Harry ( BMCS 65-66? )
Got the name from a shipmate, if anyone has more info or stories, please Record in GuestBook
WAXMAN, Ted ( YN2 54-56) Pennsylvania
WEBER, Joe ( QM1 57-58 ) Florida [R]
Updated Feb. 12, 2009
Crossed over the Bar 2008
CGG Morris, SA/SN
CGC Lowe, QM3
CGC Perseus, QM3
CGC Bittersweet, QM3/2/1
Base St., Louis, QM1
Recruiting, Kansas City, MO, QM1
RCC 2nd District, St. Louis, MO, QM1
CG Yard, Curtis Bay, MD. QM1
CGC Rockaway, QM1 (CO was Capt. R.T. Norris, XO was CDR. Beckwith)
GRUCOM Baltimore, MD, QM1
CGC Chinook, QM1
CGC Lowe, QMC
CGC Apalachee, QMC
CGC Cape Current, QMC
CGC Staten Island, QMC, Bosn 2
CGC Acacia, Bosn 2
CGC Ojibwa, Bosn 2
GRUCOM Key West, Bosn 2
GRUCOM Paris Landing, Bosn 3
GRUCOM Corpus Christi, Bosn 4
Retired December 1980
WEIGAND, Mark ( QM )
Updated Sep 09, 2012
Crossed over the Bar Mar 17 2007
WEISENBECK, Bob (? ?) Wisconsin [R]
WETTINGFIELD, John ( BT3 59-63 ) NY
Updated Jun 06, 2009
Info furnished by J Jensen
WHITE, Bruce ( SK3 69-71 )
Updated Nov 08, 2010
Would like to know the where-abouts of RM3 Daniels, SK3 Teeter and CS3 Sponburg. All were still on board when I was transferred to Group Sandy Hook in March of 71. The spelling of Sponburg is questionable.
WHITE, Richard A. ( SM 3RD Class 44-46 ) N.Y.
Updated Jan. 31, 2009
Crossed over the Bar Aug 14, 2007
Richard White is my Dad and I, Randall White, am looking for
shipmates for my Dad. He turns 81 on April 4th.
WHITE, Walter W. ( EN1 57-60 ) Florida [R]
Updated Oct 01, 2010
Crossed over the Bar Sep, 2010
I made 3 cadet cruises while aboard. All the snipes must remember Papppy
Meadows ENCS? After 20 years in the Coast Guard I spent 22 years on the
tugs on the Great Lakes as Chief Engineer. Now I spend my days fishing in Florida.
WHITESELL III, William E (? ?) North Carolina
WICKMAN, Richard "Wick" (SN 68-70) New York
1968 - New York ... Liberia ... Lobito ... Angeola ... Abijan ...
Ivory Coast 1969 Gulfport MS ... Bridgetown ... Barbados ... Halifax,
Nova Scotia ... Boston, MA ... 1970 St George, Bermuda, Norfolk, VA ...
Baltimore, Curtis Bay, MD ... Yorktown, VA ... Little Creek VA ... BOMEX Trip
WILCOX, Donald L. ( SNRM 64 )
Updated Apr. 03, 2006
I was on the Rock when it went on the Smithvoyager SAR. Off Bermuda, in 67.
WILDER, Rich (wildthing) ( SN 66-69 ) NJ
Updated Jul 13, 2011
loved those banana ports
Sure miss the deep blue sea
WILKES, Charles R ( FA 62-64 RET) Florida
Updated Jul 05, 2010
I retired in 1981 as MKCS.
Looking for George O. Johnson "4.0 Go" from Tex.
Kjellin should remember him from 1964 Rockaway. I believe Johnson became an EM.
Some pictures in
Scrapbook by Charles Wilkes
WILKINS, George F CDR ( ENS 57-60 ) New York [R]
Would enjoy hearing from anyone I served with. Still remember the Rockaway fondly.
WILLIAMS, Jim (? ?) ?
WILLIAMS, WILLIE R. (RM2 60-62) FL
Married 3 children, 9 grandchildren. About to retire as SVP Human Resources.
I live in Florida. I remember De Silveira SO2 and Perillo ET2. Lots of great memories
WILLIS?, Harmon ( BT1 69 ) North Carolina
WILLOTT, Richard ( RM2 63-65 )
Updated Jun 04, 2015
Been a long time... after the Rock I went to 3rd Dist Comms at Battery Park
NYC and was discharged at Governors Island in 1966
Sorry I missed the 65 Cadet Cruise
WILSON, Jr, Harold U. Hank ( SN 49 ) HAWAII
Updated Aug 26, 2007
The ROCKAWAY was my first assignment out of Boot Camp. I left the
ROCKAWAY to go to YN/SK School in Groton and then served aboard the CGC SPENCER
(WPG 36). Eventually, I went to OCS in 1956 at the Academy, graduated on 29 June 1956 and then on to Flight
Training. I was stationed at CGAS San Francisco, CGAD Argentia, CGAS Elizabeth City, NC, and CGAS Barbers Point,
Hawaii where I retired on 1 March 1970 with a little over 21 years as a LCDR. Had a great Coast Guard career,
was always with great personnel and got all the right breaks and I WOULD DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN!
WILSON, James (Hilde)
( E3 61-62 ) Florida
Made 3 ice patrols, 1 cadet cruse, and once to Bermuda, Was on board
for 3 fires (no Fun). From the Rockaway I went to Yorktown Va for the
rest of my Hitch.
WINGENDER, Carl ( RM2 55-57 ) Maryland
WIRSING, Fred ( 42-45 ) Arizona [USN]
WOLOSKI, Tom (Florence)
( BM2 54-57 ) Pennsylvania
March 1952: Boot camp, Company A-14, Cape May, NJ
July 52: Ellis Island Port Security Unit:
Pier Guard and 40-foot Boat Crewman
April 54: Pier 9 East River: maintenance with Rocky Hammond
June 54: reported aboard CGC Rockaway as SN, left as BM2.
Used GI Bill to earn degrees in Chemistry and Statistics.
Married Florence and raised 3 children, now with 4 grandchildren.
Worked for Rohm and Haas Co. in Philadelphia area for over 40 years.
Retired and living in Lansdale, PA: Treasurer of private nursery school and kindergarten.
WOOD, Charles LCDR ( FN 55-56 ) Colorado [R]
After the Rockaway, to Engineman Class A School
Served on several cutters, then to Electronic Technician School
Served on another cutter and a LORAN Station and made ETC
Transferred to USCGR and took a commission
Retired in 1978 as LCDR.
Worked a civilian job as an engineer before retiring again in 1992
Currently an independent Real Estate Broker.
WOOD, Lou "Woody" (Carol)
( CS2 63-65 ) New York
Updated Apr. 17, 2016
Crossed over the Nov 14, 2015
ATTENDED REUNION IN APRIL, WHAT A BLAST!!NEXT ONE,HOME
TO CAPE MAY AND ANOTHER GREAT TIME. GET READY SKI,STEVE
FRANK,TOM AND DALE AND ALL THE CREWS OF THE "ROCK" THIS ONE'S GOING
TO BE SPECIAL,PLANS ARE IN THE WORKS,KEEP CHECKING
BACK.!!!!SMOOTH SAILING TO ALL! >>>WOODY>>>
WORDEN, Bill ( SA 68-70 ) Ohio
WORTMAN, Victor (? ?) ?
WRIGHT, James (? ?) Rhode Island
YANNETTA, Anthony A (? ?) Delaware
YEASTED, Joseph ( RM3 68-70 ) PA
YOUNGMAN, Ron CDR (Jan)
( RD3 53 ) Oregon [R]
Boot Camp Alameda Company A-6
RD school Avery Point, Ellis Island
CGC SEDGE 7-53 / 12-54 as RD3 and RD2
Married 2- 54 Janet "Jan"
CGC 83381 1-55 to 5-56
Transferred to USCGC Reserve as RD1
Reserve cruises: 57 CGCTaney, 58 CGC Gresham, 59 CGC Winona
OCS Yorktown 8-59/ 12-59 as ENS
12-59 to CGC Dexter as LTJG
12 District, CG Auxiliary 10-61 / 5-63
Loran Station Molokai Hawaii 7-63 / 7-65 as LT
Marine Inspection New York 8-65 / 2-68 as LCDR
XO of the CGC Halfmoon 2-68 until decommissioning 6-69
Marine Inspection New York 7-69 /7-70
Marine Inspection Portland Oregon 8-70
Retired as CDR on 4-1-76
Marine construction and repair 5-76 / 6-83
Started Printing Co in May 79; sold business on 11-99
Now fully retired and traveling in 40 foot coach and volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
1 daughter, 3 sons, 9 grandchildren, 51st anniversary was 2-2005.
ZABLOCKI, Frank ( SO2 57-58 ) Florida
This is a great website. So many memories - A few; Gitmo-Don't give
any ammo to those guys in the hills 1957 (we now know who those guys were)
Haiti R&R, Bermuda Standby,Ocean Station B in August then in January,Hump Day,
Great coffee for the 4to8 watch...All in all a memorable Year and a half.
I do recognize some names on the muster list and maybe soon be able to contact.
ZANDERS, Dennis "Zippy" ( SA 68 ) PA
ZILLIOX, John ( SN 48-50, 1st CG crew ) Virginia
When Captain Hinnant was lost inspecting the screws, the cause was
the Brooklyn Navy Yard never fixed the screws properly after they fouled on
mooring lines at St. George, Staten Island, on Thanksgiving, 1949.
Any crewmembers from the dates I served, please contact me! Poitti, Gauger,
Alica brothers, where are you?
ZOELLER, Henry ( RDCS 60) Texas
Crossed over the Bar 2005