Welcome USS Conway's Logbook
Name: John Fahrnbruch
From: Yorba Linda, Ca.
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
Name: Warren Crane
From: Damascus Md now retired in Oak Island NC
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
Name: Bernardo B. Udan
From: 21 Dulaney Hills Ct., Cockeysville, MD 21030
Name: Bernardo B. Udan
From: 21 Dulaney Hills Ct., Cockeysville, MD 21040
Name: Amy Fink
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
Name: Lyle Boldt
From: Shawboro NC
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
Name: KIM (ALLEN) POPOLOSKI
From: NAPA, CA
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
Name: Mike Alexander
My dad, Frank Alexander, was stationed onboard the Conway from 1950-1954 along with my uncle Robert "Bob" Rowland. Dad had passed away about 10 years ago and we would like to have some pictures from his Navy days if anyone has any for his memorial we are making for him. I appreciate any and all comments. From one veteran to the many on here, Thank You All for your service.
Added: March 2, 2016
Name: JAMES R. ELDRETH RET BRC
From: NORTH CHESTERFEILD VA 23236
I SERVED ABORD THE USS CONWAY FROM JULY 26 1956 UNTIL JULY 14 1963 A TOTAL OF 6YR & 11MO, LIKING 12 DAYS OF MAKING A TOTAL OF 7YR ABOARD THE SHIP. I AN LOOKING FOWARD TO BEING IN NEW BERN THIS YEAR IF THE DATES ARE SET PLEASE LET ME KNOW.IHAVE A LOT OF SEA STORIES TO SHARE
Added: February 2, 2016
Name: Thomas McLeary
From: Wilton Maine
stumbled on this website and read all of the posts / brought back lots of memories / I was on her from june 64 to june 67 / med cruises, Gitmo, almost sunk in a wicked bad storm with 50 foot swells, met a lot of wicked good people, my best wishes to all who have had the privilege of sailing on her through the years.
Added: October 15, 2015