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Histories for USS Charles R. Ware - DD 865

29 Nov Brooklyn Yards (Bob Lamay)
I was the Master at Arms while in Brooklyn and stayed there all through FRAM until we were refitted and left for shakedown..Bob LaMay SM3 was my rate then...Had great times in the BigCity
05 Nov USS Charles R. Ware DD865 (Normand Bergeron)
I joined the Navy 1957 - Booth Camp at Bainbridge, Maryland. Served on USS Hodges DE231, USS Randolph CVA15, USS Salem CA139 and then in 1959 transfered to the USS Charles R. Ware DD865 Newport R.I. Made the Opening of the St. Lawrence Cruise, Red Sea Cruise, and Med. Cruise (all from 1959-1960)
26 Dec Brooklyn Navy Yard 1960 (John Yocis)
I was aboard the Ware when she went into the yard after we unloaded the ammunition in Boston. In Boston, the deckhand threw a life jacket over the side and it sank!!!!!. When the Ware went into drydock, I spent all my time in a warehouse checking the new supply list agaisnt the old one and ordering... More
29 Jul Lowell W. Patterson, SN (Lowell Patterson)
I joined the Navy in 1953, took boot at San Diego, tried Sonar school, didn't make it. Was converted to SN and shipped back to the east coast and the Charles R. Ware. My first experience at sea involved waking up to the 5 inch mounts revolving and firing, the ladder falling down and dust... More
29 Jan i was there (Jimmie Cone)
i was abord the ware when it was in new port ri left and went to brookland ship yard late in 1960 or early 1961 stayed in reckstay i left about mid 1964 transfered to uss noa bound for mayport fl.
21 Jul Early History (Wade Mc Clain)
27 Jun Brooklyn Shipyard (59?) to 1963
The Ware left the Shipyard with the new ASROC installed and promptly ran into the worst hurricane I ever incountered. As we headed down for Mayport (via Norfolk) I saw sailors with many hashmarks heaving up their mess, of course, I was right along side of them! During the next few years,... More

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