Honorary Snipes

THE HONORARY SNIPES PAGE IS FOR FRIENDS OF SNIPES WHO WERE WORKING IN RATINGS OTHER THAN MACHINIST MATE, BOILER TENDER OR ELECTRICIAN’S MATE.   ANY SNIPE CAN SEND IN A PHOTO OR INFORMATION ON ANY OTHER SHIPMATE THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE POSTED HERE.  SEND TO: USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM

THE SHIP FITTER SHOP: LEFT TO RIGHT: PAUL LEWIS (LOUIE), EM, LEE DUNFEY, SHIPFITTER, SWANSON, YOEMAN, JOHN (WILLY) WILSON, SHIPFITTER .

BILLY CONN RADIOMAN FROM CANTON, OHIO. IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ON BILLY, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO: USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM

PHOTO BELOW, WILLY WILSON, CIRCA 1956. WILLY WAS A SHIPFITTER. IF ANYONE HAS ANY OTHER INFORMATION ON HIM, PLEASE SEND ME AN EMAIL. THANKS. JUNIOR

ANOTHER SHIPFITTER PIC FROM 1961-1962

SHIPFITTERS IN 1961-1962. FRONT ROW, L-R, FRED TAPE, JIM WEBSTER, KEN KNITTER (WITH WATCH BELT). SECOND ROW, UNKNOWN, WILLY ACORD. THIRD ROW, FREDRICKSON, UNKNOWN, JIM BLANCHARD SFM3.ANOTHER SHIP FITTER PIC FROM 1961-1962ANOTHER SHIP FITTER PIC FROM 1961-1962ANOTHER SHIP FITTER PIC FROM 1961-1962

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4 Responses to Honorary Snipes

  1. Franklyn Rogers says:

    His real name is John Wilson the only man that I knew that did not have a middle name. I went home one weekend with him he was from Ipswith MA. and he was a shipfitter. I have been trying to find him for years and never have.
    Frank

    • JUNIOR says:

      Hi Frank,
      Thanks for writing. Coincidentally, I too visited John (aka “Willy”) in Ipswith along with my friend Bob Eckert. It was at Xmas time, and we were in dry dock at the Boston Navy yard. I think it was either the Xmas of 1956 or 1957. Anyway, John’s mom had Xmas presents for him, and Bob and I watched him open them. John always wanted to be a truck driver when he got out of the Navy. Don’t know if he ever pursued that dream or not. John was a really good guy, and I wish we could locate him. Thanks again. Junior (P.S. I was on board late 1954 to 1958. What years were you on board? Were you a snipe?)

  2. I served aboard the HYMAN from 1951-3 on a World Cruise which included Wonson Harbor, where the ship was hit with minor damage and then around the world starting Panama Canal to the Suez Canal, and making stops in all the great cities in Europe. Does anyone remember being on this cruise. I was a YNT3.

    • JUNIOR says:

      Hi Seymour,
      Thanks for writing. I’m compiling information on the Kamikazi attack on the Hyman in 1944, and the 5″ Gun Mount incident in 1960 something. What do you remember about the minor damage to the Hyman at the Wonson Harbor during the world cruise? Also, don’t forget to check out the new Hyman Association web site at: http://www.usshymanassociation.wordpress.com Thanks again . Cheers. Junior

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