USS VAN VOORHIS DE 1028

 

 

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USS Van Voorhis DE-1028

Built by
New York Shipbuilding CO.
Camden New Jersey

Commissioned 22 April 1957
Decommissioned 1 July 1972


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Courtesy of
Bob Cousins
Marc Arsenault

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Commanding Officers

1957 1958 LCDR J. J. Doaks Jr.
1958 1960 LCDR T.K. Ives
1960 1961 LCDR W.R. Veit
1961 1962 LCDR W.H. St.George
1962 1963 LCDR W.L. Read
1963 1965 LCDR R.A. Dalla Mura
1965 1967 LCDR J.M. Langford
1967 1968 LCDR J.G. Storms lll
1968 1970 LCDR W.E. Vollmer Jr.
1970 1972 LCDR W.W. Pippinger
1972 1972 LCDR  J.J. Obrien Jr.

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Last Update 15 December 2017

Ayers Raymond LTJG 1958-62 Mashpee MA
Aresco Louis 1962-64 Charlotte NC
Aube Pat CS3 1961-62 Marshall TX
Babil Leon BT2 1961-64 Harrisburg PA
Bardsley Al(Plank owner) RMSN 1957-60 North Providence RI
Bartlett Richard IC2 1969-72 Oak Harbor WA
Benedek Peter ATR2 (Dash Crew)1966-68 Melbourne FL
Bennett John SM3 1962-64 Islip NY
Bennett Richard ET3 1969 Norton OH
Bergin Edward Capt 1964-65 Clearwater FL
Bianco Peter 1957-58
Bick Edward OS3 1970-71 Hertford NC
Bigoness Robert HMC USN (Ret) HMC 1958-61 Antioch CA
Bisby Robert ETSN 1956-57 Menash WI
Blaisdell Harlan SK3 1961-63 North Fort Myers FL
Blanchette Phillip RD2 1960-62 Manville NJ
Blazak Raymond BMSN 1962-64 Deceased 22 Sept. 2014
Bouker James MM2 1962-66 Ocala FL
Brown Richard BT2 1968-70 Deigler Il (Deceased 21 May 2015)
Bowen Gerald RMSN 1962-64 Fleetwood PA
Braeckelaere William (Bill) BM3 1964-66 Greenville SC
Branch Tyrone STG3 1964-68 Cincinnati OH Deceased May 23 2004
Brewer Gerald SO3 1957-60 Uvalde TX
Brietzke Larry 1960 Harwich MA (Deceased)
Brimmer John (Plank Owner) SN 1957-58 Edgerton WI
Brown Douglas YNC USN(Ret) YN2 1963-64 Merrimack NH
Buchanan Robert MM2 1958-62 Dedham MA
Buller Bruce FT2 (Plank Owner)1957 Niceville FL
Burch Leland OT 1969-70 Springfield MO
Burns Al BMC USN (Ret) BMC 1969-70 Goose Creek SC
Bush James SHSN 1967-68 Montgomery AL
Cafasso Charlie RD3 1959-61 Riverdale NJ
Calton Larry QMCS USN (Ret) QM2 1963 Louisville KY
Care Jim ET2 1957-58 Mount Pleasant SC
Carrick Ronald SMCS USN(Ret) SM1 Tonawanda NY
Connelly Ken MM3 1967-68 Highland Mills NY
Connolly John RD3 1958-60 New Port Richey FL
Corrigan William RM3 1970-72 (Decom) California MD
Cousins Robert BTCM USN (Ret) BTCM 1959-62 Woolwich ME  (Deceased 1-20-06)
Dagnese Vincent SN (Plank Owner) 1957 Worcester MA
Dalla Mura Richard Capt. USN(Ret) R.A. CO 1963-65 Charleston SC
Davis Harry DK1 1960-62 Milford CT
Davis Martin (Dave) FN 1962-64 Burtchville MI
Dearing Peter LTJG 1969-72 Deceased 6-18-13
Del Guzzi Louis Weymouth MA
DeNigris Frank SO2 1963-64 Derby CT
Denny Peter LTJG 1961-64 Boulder CO
Dillon Tom SM3 1961-62 Worcester MA
Dimura Frank EM2 1966-68 Troy NY
Doaks Joseph Capt. USN (Ret) CO 1957-58 Deceased 10-7-10
Doty Mike MM3 Kewanna IN
Doyle Robert (Connie) BMSN 1968-69 Norristown PA
Dyer Greg OTA1 (Ret) 1970 Leighton UK
Eastman Al 1966-69 Queenstown MD
Enders Don LT (DCA) 1966-68 Milford OH
Enos David STGCM USN (Ret) SOGSN 1961-62 South Hill VA
Enzinger Lawrence SN 1968-70 Batesville IN
Erickson Richard ET1 1969-70 Kingston MA
Ertsman Carl Elmhurst IL
Fain Jim 1959-63 Youngstown OH (Deceased 19 Aug 2009)
Famular Al SN 1967-68 Piscataway NJ
Follet Raymomd 1964-65 Westbrook ME (Deceased 2002)
Follet Stanley GMCM USN (Ret) GM2 1964-65 Westbrook ME
Ford Richard YN3 1969-71 Queen Creek AZ
Fortucci Silvio SK 1966 Berlin NJ
Foster Stephen STG3 1961-63 San Diego CA
Frey Dave SOG21963-66 Chesapeake VA
Geer James RDC USN (Ret) 1964-65 Middletown RI
Gibson Jim San Jose CA
Gilbon Robert RMSN 1970-72 Kinston NY
Gillenwater Coy GM2 1967 New Orleans LA
Goodrich Thomas 1965-69 (Deceased 24 Aug. 2012)
Green James EN1 USN (Ret) EN3 1961 Goose Creek SC
Hahn Elwood HCC USN (Ret) 1958-59 Toms River NJ (Deceased 8 Oct 2009) 
Hall Don RD3 1965-69 Conestoga PA
Hall William SF3 1964-66 Deltona FL
Hanson Harold (Butch) 1965-66 Onalaska WI
Hansen James SO2 1960-62 Summerland Key FL
Happold Larry BT1 USN (Ret) Plank Owner 1957-63 Greeley CO Deceased 18 Oct 09
Harding Thomas HTCS USN (Ret) SFP3 1962-63 Elkton MD
Harkness George
Hawes James CSSN 1959-61 Mio MI
Hayes Andrew Assonet MA
Healey Pat MR3 1970-72 Newburg NY
Henderson Robert TNCS USN (Ret) YN1 1961-62 Dowling Park FL
Henry William Long Beach CA
Herman CMDR USN (Ret) Peter 1960-62 (Deceased 4 Aug 2012)
Hilt John CAPT USN (Ret) LTJG 1959-63 Newport News VA
Hoover Clifford (Deceased 1990)
Hoover Dean MM3 1958-1959 Warsaw IN (Deceased 16 Jan 2011)
Hoover Jerome BT3 1957-60 Milwaukee WI (Deceased 12 May 2006)
Huffer David SM3 1968 Mechanicsburg PA (Deceased 5 Mar. 2015)
Hughes Richard FN 1959-61 Gordonville PA (Deceased)
Izyk Robert BMSN 1964-66 Oswego NY (Deceased 2017)
Johnson Peter OTC (ITTAS Team)1969-70 Guntersville AL
Jones Harry OT 1970 Findlay OH
Jones Howard E6 1966 North Liberty IN
Jones James SK3 1966-68 Jacksonville FL
Jorgensen William
Kass John ETCS USN (ReT) ETR2 1960-61 Vista CA
Keith Vincent EM3 1960-62 North Sandwich NH
Kersh Joseph RM3 1970-72 (Decomm) Bay Minette AL
Knepp Harry EM2 1958-60 Bear Creek NC
Kupiec Andy BMSN 1962-63 Parma OH
LaFerriere Daniel SK3 1969-71 North Providence RI
Langel Charles ET2 1966-68 San Leandro CA
Lawson Neil SO 1969 Schertz TX (Deceased 5 Nov. 2009)
Lehman Michael SH3 1968 New Bern NC
Lindquist Tom OT 1970 Pleasantville PA
Liseno Nicholas GM 1965-66 Worcester MA (Deceased 2 July 1966)
Litza Robert SKCS USN R(et) SKCS 1971-74 Gainesville FL
Ludeman Jerry (Plank owner) LT 1956-59 Ashville NC
Magyar Les EM3 1967-70 Crystal River FL
Makucki Gary (Magoo) BM3 1966-69 Elma NY
Marhanka Frank ENC USN (Ret) MMFN 1966-67 Freeburg IL
Marien Richard SH3 1969-72 Antigo WI
Maron MSCS USN)Ret) Matias SDSN 1968-69 San Diego CA
Marsiello Larry SN 1970-71 Hawthorne NJ
McDonnell John ETR2 1960-61 Barrington NH
McDowell Edwin SN 1961-62 Shrewsbury MA
McElliott Justin SFP2 1960-61 Little Egg Harbor NJ
McKenna Dick Ltjg 1965 San Pedro CA
McMillian Lucient RM3 1958-60 Lafayette IN
McMullen David STG3 1971-72 Salem OR
Melloy Steve FN 1968 Farmington NM
Merrill Donald BT2 1969 Montoursville PA
Messerley James GM3 1957-58 (Plank Owner) Rockingham VA
Miller Richard EN3 Whitehall OH
Minichino Benedetto MM3 1959-61 Guilford CT
Moore James EM2 1960-62 Phillipsburg NJ (Deceased 25 July 2017)
Morgan John DK3 1958-60 Westford PA (Deceased 11-16-04)
Morris Herman SK 1966 Fitgerald GA
Mullally Paul SM3 1968-70 Jermyn PA
Murphy James RM3 (Deceased October 2014)
Napier Harold FT3 Columbia MD
Nekrasz LT USN (Ret) Frank SOC 1960-63 Portsmouth RI
Nelson Larry ST1 1968-71 Huntsville AL
Nitzer Claus Fogelsville PA
Nordhausen Peter Lehman township PA (Deceased 8 August 2013)
O'Brian Roger BT2 1960-61 Plantation FL
Oliver Thomas MM2 1968-72 Fabius NY
O'Malley Ed EM5 1960-63 Ocean City NJ
Palmeri Vinny FN 1962-64 Brooklyn NY
Pasichnyk CDR USN(Ret)(Plank Owner)Paul ET1 1957-58 Ramsey NJ
Peckworth Dana LT (X0) 1959-61 Wilmington NC
Peek Sam SM2 1957-59 Franklin NC
Pellegrino Richard RD2 1963-66 Greencastle PA
Pennewell Thomas (Doc) SK3 1964-65 St. Clair MI
Peretzman Michael 1957-59 Bridgeport CT (Deceased 9 May 2008)
Perry Kirk DCFN 1967-70 Exeter NH
Persons Charles RM2 1961-63 Montrose MI
Peters Jeffery MM3 1961-65 Indianapolis IN
Peterson GMGC USN (Ret) Karl GMGC 1959-63 Troy NY
Petrie SMC USN (Ret) Ronald SM1 1962-64 Middletown RI
Pike GMG1 USN (Ret) Oliver 1963-65 Russel Springs KY
Placie Jerry BT3 1966-67 Eliida OH
Pool EMCS USN (Ret) Larry EM 1969-71 Kissimmee FL
Poulin Mike BTFN 1967-69 Colchester VT
Prendergast Fred EN3 1958-62 Swansea MA
Prentiss Gegory STG2 1966-69 Vernon CT
Primeau Joseph QM3 1960-63 Lowell MA Deceased 20 May 2006
Rainey Robert Downers Grove IL
Ragusa Michael SH2 (Ships Barber)1967-68 Rever MA
Read William VADM USN(Ret) LCDR CO 1962-63 Easton MD (Deceased 16 Jan 2007)
Reimann Robert T. RADM USN (Ret) LT (XO) 1964-67 Great Falls VA
Resare Ron XO 1966-68 Hernando FL
Rhoden Joe EM2 1962-64 Muscle Shoals AL
Robinson Malcolm GMG3 1961-64 Hopewell VA
Romo Edgar LT 1965-66 Camarillo CA
Rose STGC USN(Ret) Ed STGC 1965-66 Eureka CA
Rudolph EM1 USN (Ret) Leonard EM 1961-63 Gales Ferry CT
Ruel Richard SN 1969-71 East Hampton CT
Sand Kenneth MM2 1966-69 Walker IA
Scarboro Steve SM3 1970-71 Stockton CA
Schmidt Terry 1967-69
Schuman CW04 USN (Ret) Plank Owner Daniel FT1 1957-60 Port Charlotte FL
Sharpe Alexander GMSN 1970-72 East Windsor NJ
Shields Robert (Deceased)
Sileo Donald 1967-69 Bellerose NY
Sinatra Ronald 1971-73 Hagaman NY (Deceased 20 Jan 2011)
Smart Chuck RMSN 1960-63 Seekonk MA
Smith Harry SK2 1966-69 Hackettstown NJ
Starr Talcott (Tal) EM3 & IC3 1958-59 Avon Park FL
Stevens George Jr BMSN 1959-61 Addison ME
Stockton Jeffrey ST1 1964-69 Phoenix AZ
Swick (Plank Owner) Monte SM1 1957-58 Pahrump NV (Deceased 2009)
Taber John SN 1969-70 Phoenix AZ
Taracka Rick SNYN 1965 Sebastian FL
Taylor Roger CS2 1966-69 Nitro WV
Thompsom Geoffrey LTJG 1963-65 New York NY
Thompson Robert STG3 1969-72 Choudrant LA
Tobin William BT 1961-62 Venice FL
Tucker Robert RD3 1967-71 Westwood MA
Turpin CAPT USN (Ret) Thomas 1959-62 Falls Church VA
Upchurch Michael MM2 1967-71 Alabaster AL
Urbanski Theodore SN 1970-71 Willington CT
Van Nostrand Leslie Dover Plains NY
Vasil Ronald DC Cleveland OH Deceased 9-95
Vogel Tom BM3 1961-64 Nottingham MD
Verbic CDR USN (ReT) Alan DKC 1964-66 Winter Springs FL
Vidnanski Nick STG2 1969-72 Brick NJ
Walker Ken 1960-62 Orangevale CA
Wallace Robert EM2 1970-71 St. Helena SC
Walp Ralph SM3 1961-62 Piscataway NJ
Walsh David SN 1958-60 Peabody MA
Walsh Joseph EM2 1960-61 Coventry RI
Wanwright Howard CDR USNR (Ret) LTJG 1962-63 Courtland VA
Weaver Ron RM2 1967-70 Wescosville PA
Weed (Plank Owner) Richard LTJG 1956-59 Excelsior MN
Wells James ETN2 1962-64 Corunna IN
Wesseldine William TM3 1959-61 Altmar NY
Williams Rodney ST 1970 Ft. Walton Beach FL
Williams Theodore FA 1964-65 Mechanicsburg PA
Willingham George SN USN (Ret) 1962-63 Deceased 12-2002
Willis Charles SN 1971-72 Morganstown PA
Wilson Pete MM3 1963-66 Madera CA
Woodward Elton SN 1965-69 St Cloud FL Deceased 2003
Woolsey Dewey SN 1966 Ridgeville SC
Yanke USN (Ret) Plank Owner Marv FT2 1957-59 Waner Robbins GA
Ziemian John ET2 1965-67 Keyport NJ

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Newport RI 1969

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Sonar Gang 1968

               Weapon Able

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Larry Nelson
Sonar Shack 1968

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              Newport RI 1970

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USS Van Voorhis refueling at sea

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Sonar Gang 1970
Nick Vidnanski STG 2
(Upper Left with a beard)

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USS Van Voorhis
at Anchor Crete 1970

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Model of the USS Van Voorhis
Built for the Van Voorhis Family
by Motion Models Inc.