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
USS Charles R. Ware DD865
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)
Brooklyn Navy Yard 1960
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
Lowell W. Patterson, SN
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
i was there
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.
(Wade Mc Clain)
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