Log Book No. 57

Date: 31 May 2001
Name:Stewart Johnson
Email: skjelectric@aol.com
Where are you from?: Lincoln, NE
Years aboard Gurke: 1971-1974
Comments: Reported aboarded Oct.71, swapped duty w/another elec. so I could be forward deployed w/Desron 15. Came from DD727 DeHaven. Had one Wespac w/DD727. The Gurke was a much better ship, the elec. cables even still had the cable markers on them. Being home ported out of Yoko was great compared to being in Long Beach where I just took other peoples duty because I wasn't old enough to drink in Calif. Loved it so much overseas I took the rest of my R&R in the PI & Taiwan. Thanks to Steve Brodell for telling me about this site.

Date: 26 May 2001
Name:Mark Finkelstein
Email: mfinkelstein3@nyc.rr.com
Where are you from?: Forest Hills, NY
Years aboard Gurke: about 1973
Comments: Ltjg Comm Division

Date: 21 May 2001
Name:Fred McPherson ET2
Email: fredfred@juno.com
Where are you from?: Sumterville, FL
Years aboard Gurke: 2/ll/47 -- 12/2/48
Comments: I reported aboard directly from ET school in Treasure Island. I regret having lost contact with my shipmates. Some that I remember are Baker Abernathy, Sonarmen Adams & Downey, Radioman Benkie, and Electronic Technician Strikers Leach, Joe Kurzwig & Herbert Nutt. In '47 & '48 the Gurke participated in fleet manuvers off the Johnston Islands near Hawai, 9 months patroling Kyusu Island area of Japan out of Sasebo, a trip to let our paymaster pay troops in Korea, a few days in Tsingtao China to provide R&R for Seventh Calvary troops, a trip to Wrangel Alaska to help them celebrate the fiftieth aniversary of the gold rush, etc. .

Date: 18 May 2001
Name:Christoph Gerke / Gurke
Email: gerke@trustfilm.com
Where are you from?: Dortmund, Germany
Years aboard Gurke:
Comments: Do you know any links about the name 'gurke' in America. Maybe it's the wrong place to search for family-history, but a try, sorry! It's a real good website! Thank you, all the best to you. Christoph Gerke / Gurke

Date: 4 May 2001
Name:EN Ross R. Cooke
Email: rcookie1000@aol.com
Where are you from?: Norco, CA
Years aboard Gurke: 1973-1975
Comments:

Date: 3 May 2001
Name:Thomas D. Hinote
Email: Seehinote70@cs.com
Where are you from?: Robertsdale, AL
Years aboard Gurke: 65-67
Comments:

Date: 2 May 2001
Name:James A. (WOODY) Woodward
Email: uh1rider@aol.com
Where are you from?: Enterprise, AL
Years aboard Gurke: Unknown
Comments: I remember my dads time aboard this ship like it was yesterday. I lost him to cancer but I know that he will always be with me and all of the guys he served with. If anyone remembers him or have pictures of him please email me. I don't have much to remember him by but I do remember he was on board this ship. He retired as Master Chief

Date: 24 April 2001
Name:McCAULLEY, DENNIS H.
Email: email here
Where are you from?: MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON
Years aboard Gurke: 1959-1960
Comments: Remember the snakes under CDR ST Edgerton. Also remember Pappy Beeler and a guy named McKinney from Oklahoma. Remember also Joey Wallaby and for those who remember--Im the guy who played the Bagpipes coming into port. This ship was a good ship but a real zoo in some respects.

Date: 24 April 2001
Name:Winfred Myrick
Email: Maxx.Myrick@xmradio.com
Where are you from?: Washington, DC
Years aboard Gurke: 1952-1956
Comments:

Date: 10 April2001
Name:DON R GUERIN
Email: GATORDD783BT3@AOL.COM
Where are you from?: PLAQUEMINE, LA
Years aboard Gurke: 1970-1973
Comments: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE OF MY CREW MEMBERS WHO SERVED ABOARD FROM 70-73 AT THE REUNIONS.

Date: 9 April 2001
Name:Charles Murray
Email: cmurray@icehouse.net
Where are you from?: BAYVIEW, IDAHO
Years aboard Gurke: 1962-1963
Comments: THIS WAS THE FIRST SHIP I WAS ASSIGNED TO. I WAS TRANSFERRED OFF WHEN SHE WENT INTO THE YARDS IN BREMERTON.
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