RAY MAYFIELD IC3

RAY MAYFIELD IC3 
 
 RAY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHO THE SAILORS ARE IN THE PHOTOS BELOW.  IF YOU RECOGNIZE ANYONE, SEND AN EMAIL TO ME AT:  USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM AND I WILL PASS IT ALONG TO RAY.  THANKS.  JUNIOR. 
 

DO YOU KNOW ANYONE HERE? SEND AN EAMIL TO: USSHYMANSNIPES@AOL.COM. THANKS. JUNIOR

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SEYMOUR FISHMAN YNT 1951

 

 

 

 

I served aboard the USS HYMAN in 1951 and have many great memories.

We were in DESTROYER Division 122, which included the BEATTY, PURDY & BRISTOL.
Our trip around the world included Panama, Hawaii, Wonsan Harbor, Korea, Atami Japan, Yokosuka, Japan, Sasebo, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo, Ras Tanura, Aden, Suez, Naples, Rome, Cannes, Gibraltar and back to Newport.
While on shore bombardment in Wonson Harbor our ship received minor damage from shore batteries in the Harbor and returned to Yokosuka for repairs.
I have sent some photos of this very memorable trip.
 
I served as a Yeoman YNT3 and stay in touch with many shipmates even today.
Seymour Fishman YNT3
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DO YOU HAVE AN ASBESTOS RELATED LUNG PROBLEM? HEARING LOSS?

Asbestos Danger Clip Art

FOR MORE INFO, CLICK ON THE LINKS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE.

Some  USS Hyman Snipes, and probably snipes that served on other ships during the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, are beginning to report breathing problems that may or may not be related to the time they spent working in the ship’s engineering spaces during steam line repair jobs. 

As you all know now, that white stuff floating around the engine room and/or fire room during the removal and re-installation of steam line insulation, was asbestos.  The asbestos-polluted air in the engineering spaces was often much worse during those periods when we were in dry dock. 

In order to determine if there are other Hyman Snipes experiencing breathing problems, besides the few that we are aware of, the Hyman Snipes website is conducting a survey.  If you are experiencing any breathing problems, please send an email  to usshymansnipes@aol.com briefly describing your situation.  Any action we take will depend on the response from the survey.

We need to know (1) If you are experiencing breathing problems, has the problem been diagnosed by a doctor, and if so, what was the diagnosis? (2) How long have you been aware that you had a breathing problem?  (3) Has the Veteran’s Administration provided any assistance to you for the problem?  Any other information you could add will help.

Additionally, we are requesting input on any hearing loss/damage that you have experienced that may or may not be related to your service in the engineering spaces while aboard the USS Hyman.  (1) If you are experiencing hearing loss/damage, has the problem been diagnosed, and if so, what was the diagnosis?  (2) How long have you experienced hearing problems?   (3) Has the Veteran’s Administration provided  assistance of any kind?  Anything else you could add will be beneficial to the survey. 

After the survey has been completed, the results will be published on this page, along with the appropriate action, if any, that will be taken.  Thank you for your cooperation.    Junior

  CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW FOR MORE INFO.  THE FIRST LINK IS TO THE “DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS”

 Click here: Occupational and Environmental Exposures: Asbestos – Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards

 
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ARNIE RODGERS (ROY) MM2 1950-1953

ARNIE RODGERS (ROY)

Hi Junior,

     My name is Arnold Rodgers better known on the Hyman as “ROY”. I served on the Hyman from October 1950- late 1953. I had just made MM2 when I transfered to the USS Rooks DD804 awaiting discharge in May 1954, while the Hyman went to the Med. again.
I was assigned to the fwd engine room and stood watches with my good friend Carlos Cellucci. Yes we made the world cruise together in ’51 and ’52 and served in Korea. In Wonsan, the fwd engine room throtle was my GQ station and I remember the day we were hit on the stardoard side rail near the torpedo shack, just above the fwd engine room. I remember the explosion and the ringing in my ears. I remember looking around the engine room and could not see anyone, and the feeling I was alone. Soon, I saw chief Miller’s head appear and was much relieved. The bridge called for flank speed and I answeared the bell. I remember going up on deck after the all clear and seeing holes in the stacks where shrapnel struck. I was 19 at the time.
Those memories are so vived and I probably could write a book about that cruise alone. I recently received a call from another good friend and shipmate, Linwood Newell, telling me about your web sight. I was sad to hear about Carlos death. He was a great friend. The Hyman went into Boston navy yard in June 1952 and Carlos bought a used Indian Motorcycle. He invited me to ride double with him from Boston to Bridgeport, CT where another shipmate, Ed Dubord lived. After a couple of breakdowns and a couple of long walks we arrived at Dubords home and it was dark and raining. Carlos said, “stay on, I’ll take you into the driveway”. He ripped across the road to the left, hit the next door neighbors hedge which had a rock in it and threw me off into the middle of the yard. I got up, brushed off the mud, greeted the Duboard family and spent the week end while Carlos went on to NJ.
I have some great memories. That same month I met my wife Ellen when another Hyman shipmate, Harold Gregor who lived in Saugas, MA, had a friend who fixed me up. That was June 4th and we were married Aug 1st 1952. We celebrated our 59th anniversary this past Aug.
Some of the other snipes that I remember may have been there when you were there: Walter Brazel, Morly Clapp, Jack Edgell, Morris Klentworth, John Lamb, Harry Shoeller, Bob Nielson, Richard Newkirk, Chief Alfred Miller, Joe Stratton, Richard Morey, Joe Favuzza, Kenneth Luebke. John Fritzman, Francis Fleming I could go on. The only former shipmates I’m still in touch with is Lindy Newell and Harold Gregor.
I would love to hear from you. I live in Dunnellon, FL and I’m a Hyman 732 Asso. member. I retired from Anheuser Busch in 1991. I’ll turn 80 on Oct 5th. I’m still in pretty good health thank God.
Smooth Sailing,
Arnie Rodgers
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CARLO CELLUCCI HAS PASSED AWAY

Carlo left the Hyman shortly after I went aboard, but I remember him. He will be missed by many. Thanks to Franklin Rogers for sending his obituary. Junior

 

Carlo G. Cellucci, 80, of Berkeley Township, died Monday, August 15, 2011, at Van Dyke Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Toms River Township. Born in Manhattan, New York, Mr. Cellucci was raised in Hudson County and lived in Frankford Township from 1974 until moving to Toms River in 2004. He was the owner of Bud’s Bar & Liquids from 1976 to 1990. A United States veteran, Mr. Cellucci served in the Navy from 1951 to 1955. He was a member of American Legion Post 157 in Branchville for 49 years and was a member of the Tin Can Sailor’s Association. The son of the late Carlo and Rosa Zinzi Cellucci, Mr. Cellucci was predeceased by his first wife, Marion, and his sister, Carmela Tompkins. He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Carlo Cellucci, Jr., and his wife, Sally, and Thomas Cellucci and his wife, Sandra; two sisters, Ann Maresca and Lucille Hodgson; three grandchildren, Jamie Bucicciha, Jessica Cellucci and Jeremiah Cellucci; and three great-grandchildren, Jacob, Arianna Rose and Dylan Thomas. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main Street, Branchville. Interment will be held in Branchville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to American Legion Post 157, 325 Route 206, Branchville, NJ 07826 or Holiday City at Berkeley First Aid Squad, Inc., 100 Port Royal Drive, Berkeley, NJ 08757.

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NEW USS HYMAN (DD732) STORE

 
                     
THE USS HYMAN (DD-732) STORE
 
 THE LINK BELOW IS TO A WEB SITE THAT SELLS U.S.S. HYMAN STUFF.  I DON’T KNOW THE COMPANY, AND THEREFORE CAN NOT SAY ANYTHING GOOD OR BAD ABOUT THEM.  THEY SELL U.S.S. HYMAN MEN”S AND WOMEN’S TEE SHIRTS, SWEAT SHIRTS, TANK TOPS, BASEBALL JERSEYS, HATS, CAPS, KIDS CLOTHING, TEDDY BEARS, COFFEE MUGS, CALENDARS, AND MOUSE PADS.  CHECK IT OUT.   JUNIOR 
 
 
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NAVY BOOT CAMP AT BAINBRIDGE, MARYLAND

Most of the sailors who’s tour of duty began on a ship based at Newport, R.I, came through the Bainbridge boot camp, including yours truely. 

Below: Junior and future wife Shirley during family                                                                 visit day at Bainbridge, Maryland, June 1954.

SET THAT HAT 2 FINGERS ABOVE YOUR EYEBROW AND STRAIGHTEN THAT TIE, MISTER.

 

CHARLIE LORD FROM BANGOR MAiNE AND JUNIOR 1954

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

COMPANY COLORS ON PARADE

 
 
 

BAINBRIDGE BOOT CAMP LOGO

 
 
 
 
 
 
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NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

DOWNTOWN NEWPORT R.I. IN 1961

NEWPORT NAVAL STATION ICON

PIER 1 AT NEWPORT, R.I.
 
 
 
   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 LINK BELOW PIER 1 IS FOR THE NEWPORT NAVLOG.  DEFAULT IS 165%, YOU MAY WANT TO CHANGE TO 100%.
 
 
 LINK BELOW IS FOR THE HISTORY OF THE NAVY IN NEWPORT, R.I. 
 
  
 
                 Click here: The Breakers – Newport Mansions
“THE BREAKERS” IN NEWPORT, HOME OF COMMODORE CORNELIUS VANDERBLET
THE USS ARCADIA (AD23) TIED UP AT PIER ONE AT NEWPORT. THE HYMAN WAS OFTEN TIED UP ALONG SIDE.
 
 
 
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NEW PHOTOS FROM “HUTCH” IC3 (1961 AND 1962)

HYMAN UNDERWAY TO PARTS UNKNOWN. (I WOULD LIKE TO TELL YOU WHERE IT'S GOING, BUT IF I TELL YOU, I HAVE TO KILL YOU, AND YOU DON'T WANT THAT.)

CLICK ON ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE IT.

FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT-PETE HOLMGRAN, ANDY (ELECTRICIAN) BACK ROW, RICHARD HUTCHINSON, IN THE BASEBALL CAP. ON THE BEACH IN NICE FRANCE.
R&R ON THE FANTAIL (KIND OF REMINDS ONE OF THE AUSHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP IN GERMANY, DOESN’T IT?) LEFT TO RIGHT-PETE HOLMGREN, EM, RALPH BECK, EM, RICHARD “HUTCH” HUTCHINSON, IC3.
VIEW FROM THE FANTAIL AT 30 KNOTS
ROUGH SEA 1
ROUGH SEA 2
TOM CARROLL AND RICHARD HUTCHINSON IC3, IN THE I.C. ROOM.
STEAMING TO CRETE THROUGH “THE CUT”
PHOTO OF THE SUEZ CANAL, EGYPT TAKEN FROM THE HYMAN
CHAIR TRANSFER TO THE USS HOOD (DD655)

TWO ELECTRICIANS MATES. THE ONE WITH THE HAT IS ANDY, THE OTHER ONE IS WILEY. CIRCA 1962.

HYMAN SHIPMATES IN BEIRUT IN 1961 OR 1962. SECOND FROM RIGHT-RICHARD HUTCHINSON, CENTER WITH SUNGLASSES, PETE HOLMGREN. IF ANYONE KNOWS THE NAME OF ANYONE ELSE HERE, LET ME KNOW. THANKS. JUNIOR
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HYMAN SHIPMATES AT PEARL HARBOR AND THE ROCK OF GIBRALTOR

L-R. JOE CUSHING, STAN, ED, AT THE ROCK OF GIBRALTAR IN 1951.

LEFT TO RIGHT-LEON HULL MM, HENRY NICHOLS, JOE CUSHING AT PEARL HARBOR.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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