Misc. Hyman Stuff

Left: 1963 Postcard mailed from the Hyman regarding astronaut Gordon Coopers flight rescue. 

Cooper was launched into space on May 15, 1963 aboard the Mercury-Atlas 9 (Faith 7) spacecraft, the last Mercury mission. He orbited the Earth 22 times and logged more time in space than all five previous Mercury astronauts combined – 34 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds, traveling 546,167 miles (878,971 km) at 17,547 mph (28,239 km/h), pulling a maximum of 7.6 g (74.48 m/s²). Cooper achieved an altitude of 165.9 statute miles (267 km) at apogee. He was the first American astronaut to sleep not only in orbit but on the launch pad during a countdown

ONE OF HYMAN’S SISTER SHIPS, USS PURDY DD-734

Below, Bum boat visting the Hyman hoping to sell stuff.  Below left, Hymanship’s party at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. 

Aft 5″ gun mount.  The guy sitting on the fantail has red hair, and I think he was a snipe.  (But maybe not.)  The photo was taken between 1955 and 1958.  Does anyone know who he may be?  Below right, Snipe berthing quarters.

   

THE HYMAN PATCH.  WHAT DOES IT MEAN?  IS IT SUPPOSED TO REPRESENT SOMETHING?  WHAT DOES A LION HAVE TO DO WITH A DESTROYER?  WHAT DOES IT SAY ON THE SHIELD?  IF ANYONE KNOWS ANYTHING ABOUT THE PATCH, SEND ME AN EMAIL AT : USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM AND I’LL POST IT HERE.  JUNIOR    (SEE DENNIS O’LEARY’S DESCRIPTION BELOW)

                              2011

4 Responses to Misc. Hyman Stuff

  1. Dennis A. O'Leary says:

    I asked this question several years ago and rec’d this response from
    Wayne Hildebrand

    HYMAN CREST

    The shield reads:

    “IN OMNIA PARATUS.”

    That translates from the latin, based on a google search, as “Ready for all things” or, alternatively, ready for anything.

    Wayne Hildebrand
    Gunnery Department July 1959 to August 1961

  2. Steve Peruta says:

    I am a retired CT State Trooper who sent an e-mail on behalf of MM1 William “Bill” Burnes about 8 or 9 weeks ago. I informed this site to send all e-mails to me as Bill did not have a computer. I met Bill at the McLean nursing Home in Simsbury, CT. and we became friends. Bill was assigned to the aft engine room and told me his ship had been hit by comacossi plane. I am sorry to report that William Burnes has passed away. There were no calling hours, he was cremated and ashes scattered at sea. You can now take me off your e-mail list as Bill is gone. I thank each and every one of you for your service. Trooper First Class Stephan Peruta retired DOB 01-25-44 Farmington, CT steve@yahoo.com

  3. Steve Peruta says:

    Sorry I put the wrong e-mail on the first post. Here is the correct e-mail.

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