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Pete Smith RM3
Years Served: 1951-1953
I went directly from boot camp #196 to the USS Knapp in Charleston, SC and helped get her ready for commissioning in May of 1951. I served on the deck force and then as a Radioman and served with a great crew of shipmates. You can view our website at www.ussknapp.com Greetings to all of my shipmates. :D
Years Served: 1955-57
Came aboard as sonarman 3rd class in early 1955- Made second and first class while aboard. Seperated from Navy in Jan.1957 while decommissioning in Long Beach Calif. Some of the guys in the sound gand were C.L. Piggott, Albert Vezza ,Ruby and Zwick. Our skipper was Richard Wright and Exec was Mr. Stewart. Enjoyed my short Navy career,and all the steel men who sailed that wooden ship