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I neglected to note the year, 1959 when I was aboard Conway.

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I sailed on the Conway for about 6 weeks as a Midn 1/c.
As I recall Conway served as screen and planeguard to
USS Valley Forge, an ASW carrier.


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I am applying for VA benefits and discovered that I will need some sort of documentation of my service on our Conway. My service there was 1955-1956. I was a disbursing clerk (DK3). I bunked in the aft crews’ quarters (aft of the 5” canon). For general quarters, I was assigned as a powder man for that aft 5” gun. Of course there is no documentation of those assignments.
What I need is for some shipmate to send me a statement verifying that all crew members had general quarters assignments…including office personnel like disbursing¬¬ clerks and ship’s office clerks. I seriously doubt that anyone would remember me after 57 years, but any shipmate could testify to the standard practice of assigning general quarters combat stations.
That information should be sufficient documentation and support for my benefits application.

Thanks so much for your help.


Added: July 3, 2017
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My cousin, Charles "Bill" Edward Ryker, was I do believe an ensign on the USS Conway during WW2. Bill passed away approx. 4 years ago in Los Angeles, Ca. His son lives in Los Angeles, his daughter passed away approx 2 yrs after her Father. Is there a record as to when he joined and left the USS Conway. He told me years ago how one time on board for some reason, never asked how he knew, he ducked and where his chest had been a shell had put a hole in the metal wall! Seems as though it should have exploded? I might add that he was married to his loving wife July 43' on Treasure Island, San Francisco, Ca. Was the Conway in San Francisco on that date? I noticed the photos posted are mostly post ww2 - are their any showing the Conway and its crew during WW2, possibly of a pic of Bill. Bill was one of my Grandmother's Sisters' son, the other died in WW2 in a plane accident.

Thank you, John


Added: April 6, 2017
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Served on the Conway from April 1960 for about a year as a sonar man which included the Bay of Pigs. Would like to hear from fellow shipmates. Have been to a few reunions, but not in the last few years. We just finished visiting with Bob and Judy Moody in Myrtle. Had a good visit

Added: February 12, 2017
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correction from my previous entry. My correct zip code number is 21030.

Added: November 12, 2016
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I was aboard USS Conway DD 507 from 1962 to 1966.

Added: November 12, 2016
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I am currently serving in the Navy in Norfolk. But I more so was looking for information on my grandfathers best friend, he's my grandfather too and he meant the world to me.
He recently passed away and I'm trying to get pictures or something to send his family. He served a 4 year tour on the USS Conway right after high school. It was around 1958 I think... His name is * * * Hamilton and he was a Petty Officer.
If anyone could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from someone. Have a great day!


Added: June 29, 2016
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I served on the Conway from Jan 1966 to Nov 1968. I started on the deck force and then became a torpedo man. I made to 1966 Westpac cruise / around the world cruise and a Med cruise in 1967.
I would like to know if there was a Westpac cruise book printed and here I may get a copy even if its copied.


Added: April 23, 2016
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My dad, Jack R. Allen was on the U.S.S. Conway from November, 1950 to 1953 or 1954. He said they went from Guantanamo Bay to Korea, Panama Canal, Hawaii, Yokosuka, Japan, Sasebo, Japan (Not sure of spelling).

I have his invitation from the Commanding Officer, Officers and Crew requesting the honor of your presence at the commissioning of the U.S.S. Conway (DDE 507) at the Boston Navel Shipyard on Wednesday, the eighth day of November 1950 at three-thirty o'clock. It says, "Please present this card at the Henley Street Gate.

I also have his paper that says:
U.S.S. Conway DDE 507
Domain Of Neptunus Rex
Allen, J.R. is hereby subpoenaed and to appear before the Court Of Ancient Order of the Deep for sentence and initiation, On this Nov. 11, Year of Our Lord 1951 A.D.

NOTICE AND LISTEN YE LANDLUBBERS
I order and command you to appear before me and my court on the morrow to be initiated in the mysteries of my empire. If not, you shall be given, as food for Sharks, Whales, Pollywogs, Frogs, and All living things of the Sea, Who will devour you, Head, Body, and Soul. As a warning to landlubbers entering my DOMAIN without warrant.

If anyone knows my dad and was on the ship with him, you can email me and I will forward to him. He just had his 86th birthday yesterday and is doing GREAT!


Added: April 23, 2016
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