Thanks for stopping by. If you haven't yet signed my guestbook would you please do so? Thanks.

BOB LOOMIS - 12/16/00 14:09:04
My Email:MAJLOOMIS@AOL.COM
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: NO
If so, what years?: N/A
Which Division?: N/A
Comments:
VERY NICE WEB SITE....IM A COLLECTOR OF TINIAN INFORMATION AND LOOKED HERE FOR ANY TIDBITS....GOOD LUCK, AND "welcome home"


Jim Reed - 12/08/00 21:11:37
My Email:jreed@spl.usace.army.mil
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Aug 66-Dec 67
Which Division?: 1st Div
Comments:
Great Site. This was my first ship and what an experience it was. I worked for BM3 Daves, if anyone remembers him?? Made the cruise of "66/"67". I Retired after 25 years as a BMCS/EOD. Hope to make a reunion someday.


Janis - 12/05/00 21:36:02
My Email:janis100
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
Hi there.


Janis - 12/05/00 21:35:50
My Email:janis100
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
Hi there.


Sue Huffstutler - 11/05/00 02:50:23
My Email:shuffstutler@piasanet.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:
My father was on the USS Cogswell In WW II


Walter E. Shea, Jr. - 10/24/00 20:01:12
My Email:Wesheajr@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, My Father did
If so, what years?: During Korea
Which Division?: Engineering
Comments:
My dad was BT2 Walter E. Shea, Portsmouth, N.H.


mc carthy albert - 09/27/00 19:39:32
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1967 to 1969
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Nate Benedict - 09/25/00 19:33:34
My Email:n.benedict@home.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1966
Which Division?: deck force
Comments:
Picked up Cogswell in Japan (it was returning from Vietnam duty)heading back to San Diego. Spent about 6 months on ship waiting for "A"school. Quite an experience. Went from Cogswell to USS Liberty.


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Howard Willie Williams Jr - 09/01/00 04:04:56
My Email:howlin67@yahoo.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 68-69
Which Division?: Supply CS3
Comments:
Great site; Miss The Old Girl My First Ship Most Missed. I Will Never For Get Great Times Great Friends GOD BLESS THEM ALL


John Egan - 08/28/00 15:53:19
My Email:egancpa@msn.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: I cam aboard May 64 and left Aug 66
Which Division?: Radar
Comments:
Thanks for the web site. I would be interested in saying hello to anyone on the ship when I was. Jack


nelson turner - 08/26/00 01:46:53
My Email:magicgardens@worldnet.att.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 52 53
Comments:
Served in captains office during round the world cruise. many good memories


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Don Moog - 07/16/00 17:21:45
My Email:DKM302@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1966 - 1969
Comments:
I sign in some time ago, I just re-read the quest book and see I served from 1996 - 1969. A tough feat since I was onboard with the Turks in 69. Please correct if you can. Thanks a lot, it's good to revisit.


LEO NICHOLS - 07/11/00 21:12:00
My URL:http://WWW
My Email:ileemebabs@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
I served on the USS INGERSOLL DD652, from 1951- 1955. Some of the ships in our divison were the USS AMMEN, KNAPP. AND OUR SISTER SHIP the USS COGSWELL. What a Divison that was.just makes me proud to be a tin can sailor and sail with some great people. Kee up your good work. We of the Ingersoll are having a reuion in Newport R.I. IN October, like you they are fun to attend. If a Gunners Mate NAME OF Pete MESSINA SHOWS up at your next reunion tell him I said, we were in boot camp together. Stay well.


Harry McCarthy - 07/04/00 17:29:28
My Email:h58mccarthy@uswest.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1961 to 1963
Which Division?: 1st Division
Comments:
In my last comment I said that DD652 was the Braine it isn't. DD652 is the Ingersoll. Sorry about that. Harry


Harry McCarthy - 07/04/00 17:20:17
My Email:h58mccarthy@uswest.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1961 to 1963
Which Division?: 1st Division
Comments:
During the time I was on board I served as a gunners mate. While I was on board we were deployed to the far east with COMCRUDESPAC DESDIV 212 in 1962. Out sister ship DD652 the Braine was there as well as two other Fletcher class destroyers DD630 and DD 66 I don't remember their names. We were assigned to accompany USS Hancock CVA 19. It is interesting to find out what has happened to my ship and her sister ship. I found out that the USS Cogswell has been transfered to Turky and her sister was used as target practice and sunk. I wonder what happend to the Hancock? Thanks for being here. Harry P.S. Please excuse any spelling errors.


Jim Hodges - 07/04/00 03:08:47
My Email:sumobasho2@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: '59 - '60
Which Division?: 2nd and S
Comments:
The Cogswell was my first ship/duty and still the most memorable. Sure would like to hear from anyone that knew me.


Rick Park - 06/28/00 16:30:26
My Email:rickpark@earthlink.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: Summer, 1969
Which Division?: rotated thru depts
Comments:
I spent my 3/c (summer between freshman and sophomore years)midshipman cruise on Cogswell with 5 or 6 other middies from various NROTC programs. There were 4 of us from the Purdue Unit. It was my first real shipboard experience. We were berthed in the ompartment just aft of the mess deck, my rack was next to the door leading to the mess deck. We embarked in June 69, stayed on board until August with a couple of weeks on the RK Turner. Unfortunately, Cogswell did not get underway much during this time but we did go to Seal Beach to load ammo and then to San Miguel island for gunnery exercises. I remember sitting in the mess deck on a duty day watching Neal Armstrong set foot on the moon. I still have a Zippo lighter with the Cogswell engraved on it. The wardroom and crew were good people. I went on to be commissioned, served 3 years on USS Flint (AE-32) and then as a NROTC instructor before leaving the Navy as a LT.


Michael J. O'Toole - 06/25/00 20:45:50
My Email:mjotoole@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1943-1944
Which Division?: Signalman
Comments:
Was aboard when ship put into commission at Charleston Navy Yard, Mass...remained till around June '44...due to injury...was transferred to USS Relief...then back to Pearl Harbor and reassigned to USS Bracken an APA till end of war...would like to renew a y of those who served and perhaps share some memories


C E Cal Hartline - 06/15/00 00:33:22
My URL:http://www.
My Email:caljac@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: YES
If so, what years?: 8/1953 to 1/1957
Which Division?: Div.2 & Fire Control Tech.
Comments:
Glade to see names in guest book from 1950"S will e mail. hope to hear back from all


Kenneth M. Ambers - 06/13/00 18:29:20
My Email:vmariah@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1959 - 1960
Which Division?: R division
Comments:
I was in R division and made 2nd class on the Cogswell. If anyone read this who remembers me,I retired in Sept.of 1974 from the US Navy.I finished my navy career off on mostly repair tender duty,was on westpac a million times it seems like. Served in seve al international ports.I now reside in Oregon, have 2 grandaughters,and a son pushing 40!


James Reichle - 05/13/00 19:41:34
My Email:jwreichle@home.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Oct.63 to Aug.65
Which Division?: G Div.
Comments:
Thanks for all your hard work and time to put together such a great web sight.I'ts good to see that you care about saving history. I had some great experiences aboard the grand old Destroyer.I would like to say hi! to a couple of good friends ( Meyers & Jerry Goodman )hope they are on line,and doing well. Will send pictures as soon as I can.


Ken Verhougstraete,TE2 - 04/20/00 20:23:57
My URL:http://www.
My Email:cogcq@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 4-51 to 10-54
Which Division?: ''C''/Postal/Tel/RPIO
Comments:
Lets hear from you DesDiv182 Mavericks (Brass included)- would like to hear your voices- e-mail me and I'll give you my Ph # So long from the great state of Michigan. M Go Blue!!!


Dick Nicholson - 04/19/00 22:24:44
My Email:rnicholson@stny.rr.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 65,66,67
Which Division?: deck ape, gunner
Comments:
it was great finding this site and pictures from so long ago. Any body have photos from 65,66,67


George Fergus, Jr. - 04/18/00 21:26:31
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, My father did!
If so, what years?: 1944-1945
Which Division?: Boilermaker
Comments:


Jamie Crum - 04/12/00 00:59:12
My Email:Thesnaggy@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no my father did
If so, what years?: 68
Comments:
My name is Jamie Crum, I am serving on the USS Carl Vinson as Aviation Ordnanceman Petty Officer third class, My father is James Crum and he was on this ship(electricians mate, R-div. Great page, would love to see more pictures, Im glad they havent forgot about the ship since it was decomissioned.


Ken McLellan - 04/11/00 00:55:06
My Email:khm2236@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1951-1955
Which Division?: Communications
Comments:


Bill Rose - 04/07/00 17:25:31
My Email:w2qoc@juno.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1945-1946
Which Division?: Electricans Mate
Comments:
I have made every reunion since Fall River except Batton Rouge. Looking foward to next one. The San Diego reunion was just the greatest.


Frederick Weis - 04/05/00 14:58:46
My Email:frederickaweis@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1952-1956
Which Division?: second
Comments:
Would like to heare from some of the crew. FRED


Ron Decker - 04/02/00 20:32:39
My Email:lwoods@hilltop.ic.edu
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1962-1965
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
My father was an FTG-3. He is very intersted in hearing from former ship mates. He has a really neat yearbook from those who served in 63-64. The pictures are great. Hope to hear from someone soon.


Woody Baldridge - 03/11/00 23:51:56
My URL:http://www.alco2000.com/802.html
My Email:USSGregoryDD802@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:
Great website. I enjoyed it very much.


Leon H. Boock - 03/07/00 01:11:49
My Email:motorhomen@AOL.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1963/64
Which Division?: E-Div
Comments:
Always happy to hear from old shipmates. I was EM2 while I served aboard the Cogswell.


Ron Wisdom - 02/24/00 15:31:20
My Email:rwisdom@softcom.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1957-1960
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
I was aboard for 2 WESTPAC cruises and the Johnston Island nuclear test. I would like to hear about the ships late history and final disposition.


TOM COURSER - 02/24/00 02:24:26
My Email:TCOURSER@DMEA.NET
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: YES
If so, what years?: 66-69
Comments:
SHE WAS A GREAT SHIP AND I MUST ADMIT, I HATED TO SEE HER SOLD TO THE TURKISH GOVT. THE LAST INFO I WAS ABLE TO GET ON HER ,SHE WAS RENAMED IZMIT D-342 AND AT LEAST BY 1972 WAS STILL AFLOAT.ANY UPDATES WOULD BE APRECIATED. THANKS


Ron Riley - 02/13/00 02:00:15
My Email:pgriley@negia.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1967-1969
Which Division?: R division
Comments:
What happened to Cdr Kraft? I was the DCA on the last WestPac cruise. After the Cogswell, I was Engineering Officer on APB 39 the USS Mercer. I have many fond memories of my time on the Cogswell!!! In 1970 I left the Navy and started graduate school on the GI bill. I am now working for the USDA as a Research Pharmacologist (20 yrs)and have 3 children and a great life. I often think of my days on the Cogswell and all the interesting and exciting experiences we had. It was a very important time for me.


Raymond Fishbaugh - 02/07/00 01:54:12
My Email:rayfi@bellsouth.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1967-1969
Which Division?: OI
Comments:
I wish to thank-you for your work on this site. I have lost(due to fire)all the photos I had and I am very glad to get some. I would like to know of any other sites I might fine more on the Cogswell. Thank You Ray


Thomas Wiley Gogerty - 02/06/00 02:28:30
My Email:TWG3940@AOL.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1959-1960
Comments:
I was an electrician mate on the ship for a little over a year. I got transfered off after making a wespac cruise. I was a short timer and didn't have enough time left to make another cruise. I went aboard the USS Ulman after leaving the Cogswell.


James L. Smith - 02/02/00 01:40:39
My Email:joanelin@tir.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Nov. 1966-1967
Which Division?: 1st and Quartermaster
Comments:
Thanks for the website. I joined the organization last month, but thought I would post this here in case any old shipmates remembered me. Transferred off the Cogswell to the U.S.S. Hoel while we were in drydock at Vallejo.


Don Trantham - 02/01/00 05:30:04
My Email:sevents@msn.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 9/62-7/65
Which Division?: Weps Officer
Comments:
Thanks for the great web site. The most gratifying time aboard was when we came out of a major overhaul prior to 65 Westpac Deployment, and all our equipment worked the way it was supposed to for a change. Up to then, we couldn't even see an incoming bo ie on the Main Battery Radar until 5,000 yds. Afterward we could lock on at 50,000 yds, the way it was supposed to work...a great morale booster. I went through three CO's, and we maintained a great crew throughout. Wouldn't trade those 3 years for anything. Looking forward to more cruise photos and history. My sons have enjoyed getting a sense of Dad's past. Thanks again.


Streven Rickey Phillips - 01/30/00 20:41:26
My Email:ah-ha@home
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 63 to 64
Which Division?: med
Comments:
the only person I ran into was a cook called red about 13yrs ago and he was head up to alaska after retireing would like to hear fom any one that went on the west pac tour of 63 had a lot of fun in hong cong what I remember of it any way say hi to your ol doc


Paul Bohanek - 01/28/00 18:40:51
My Email:usnr1@msn.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1951----1954
Which Division?: R -Division
Comments:
We recommissioned the Cogswell in June 1951,at the Navel Base,Charleston,South Carolina.Hope the shipmates from 1951 to 1954 check in.Thanks for the memories.


Bill Cogswell - 01/27/00 06:41:39
My URL:http://www.users.uswest.net/~wcogswe/plaq.jpg
My Email:willcee@usa.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
Interested in the ship as part of my geneology research. I do have in my possession the ward room plaque from the ship which I bought at an online auction. The url links to the picture. Cheers!


Keith B. Cogswell III - 01/25/00 02:39:11
My Email:cogswell@cswnet.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
I would like to know where I could find a high quality picture of the USS COGSWELL, thanks for your help.


Joe Chiacchio - 01/17/00 15:52:17
My Email:josephc@email.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No (Father Did)
If so, what years?: Would like to find out
Comments:
I am trying to find out when he would of served on this ship.


Dan Kurpieski (STG-3) - 01/16/00 00:35:12
My Email:dakurp@directcon.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: 1968/1969
If so, what years?: as above
Which Division?: AS
Comments:
Still looking for Dick Krimm and Jim Maynard.......Got a line on Gary Sperline......and Where's Jacky Brown and the rest???


Doug Speelman - 01/02/00 17:37:58
My Email:digeer112@hotmail.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: my father
If so, what years?: 44 till the end
Which Division?: torpedo man
Comments:
My father served on the cogswell he passed away three years ago and i was looking up some things for me and my mother raer pics i belive he was on borad from 44 till the end of the war his ship was at the singing of surrender he was a torpedo men his name was Hearold E Speelman so if you have any thing my mother and me be very greatful


R. A. Hansen RD2 - 12/30/99 00:38:02
My Email:rhansen@bigvalley.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Feb 1957 - June 1959
Which Division?: Operations
Comments:
I made two cruises to WESPAC aboard the Her. If anyone reading this was aboard during that time, please feel free to contact me.


R. A. Hansen RD2 - 12/30/99 00:37:45
My Email:rhansen@bigvalley.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Feb 1957 - June 1959
Which Division?: Operations
Comments:
I made two cruises to WESPAC aboard the Her. If anyone reading this was aboard during that time, please feel free to contact me.


PPate Charles Pate Charles TE CHARLES - 12/30/99 00:18:49
My Email:llp12o8@aol,com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: YES
If so, what years?: 59 61
Comments:


Wayne Dowey - 12/25/99 20:26:42
My Email:awdbaits@rocsoft.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: May 65 Jul 66
Which Division?: "R'
Comments:
From "A" school to Cogswell. Only one year sure had a good time and learned a lot about shipboard life. I guess I liked it. I went to two more destroyers, and retired as ENC in May of 84. Hello to all my shipmates.


Brown A. Harris - 12/21/99 03:36:06
My Email:Skydive60@yahoo.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1945
Which Division?: 3rd Fleet
Comments:
Would like to talk to any one who was on the cogswell 44 to 46


Steve White - 12/20/99 22:55:45
My Email:smwhite@cybersurfers.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1960-62
Which Division?: Supply
Comments:


Andy Cogswell - 12/16/99 04:22:48
My URL:http://ajcogswell.tripod.com
My Email:ajcogswell@hotmail.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:
I am interested in the history of the USS Cogswell, why it was named that. Any info on the background, please email me ajcogswell@hotmail.com. Thanks!


Hank Maifeld - 12/16/99 03:07:15
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Barracks/1056
My Email:buckeye@exploremaine.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
I'm your Yahoo!GeoCities Community Leader. Would you please contact me by email. You have a nice site. Thank You.


Terry Cogswell - 12/14/99 15:30:09
My Email:tgcogswell@cs.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:
Interested in obtaining color picture suitable for framing as displayed on USS Cogswell website. Will pay reproduction & postage if available. My military service was US Army 4th Inf. Div. RVN'69 Have relatives who served in the navy.


Peter S. Gingras - 12/03/99 13:24:34
My Email:gingrasps@ingalls.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1962--1966
Which Division?: Engineering
Comments:
I served as DCA, MPA and Chief Engineer. Cogswell participated in the Formosa Patrol November 63 to January 64. Cogswell was in Sasebo when President Kennedy was assinated. The Japanese were stunned by the event as was the crew.


Peter S. Gingras - 12/03/99 13:22:35
My Email:gingrasps@ingalls.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1962--1966
Which Division?: Engineering
Comments:


Betty Kail - 12/02/99 19:12:10
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, Husband did!
If so, what years?: 1958-1960
Comments:
My husband died of Cancer which was, I believe, caused by exposure to the radiation gotten at the atomic testing sites. I am receiving no DIC and am uppset at the VA and the stone wall put up against me. Please help me. Betty Kail, 2004 Rebecca Ct., Rosev lle, CA 95661


Joseph J. Gearin - 11/26/99 23:26:39
My Email:Gearshack@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1943-45
Which Division?: Gunners Mate
Comments:
"She was a lucky ship" ... one of the few that didn't get sunk. I will always remember the time I had on her.


Tim Russell Cogswell - 11/21/99 19:09:30
My Email:tcogs@execpc.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:


Bill Schaefer - 11/12/99 01:33:01
My Email:Wm Schaefer Jr@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no, US Braine DD630
Comments:
Cogswell was in our group,With Stoddard, Ingersol when I was on board 1961-63. Bill Schaefer RM2


Bill Schaefer - 11/12/99 01:32:43
My Email:Wm Schaefer Jr@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no, US Braine DD630
Comments:
Cogswell was in our group,With Stoddard, Ingersol when I was on board 1961-63. Bill Schaefer RM2


Don "Doc" Libey (HM1) - 11/11/99 21:46:03
My URL:http://www.libey.com
My Email:libey@libey.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1966-1968
Which Division?: Medical (X Div)
Comments:
Thanks for creating this site. To see my shipmates' pictures (and mine) after 30+ years is a wonderful gift that you have given. Every one of us wishes we had taken pictures now. I can still recall every inch of the 8 x 5 sick bay . . . and trying to ge down to the mess deck in heavy weather! I'd sign up again tomorrow!


John Paterek - 11/10/99 23:49:13
My Email:paterek@bellatlantic.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
My father, Theodore Paterek served on the Cogswell from August 17, 1943 (commissioning day at Boston Navy Yard) to January 19, 1946 (day she returned to Boston. I would like to find out more about my father during this time on the Cogswell and more about the ship. During this time I think my father was an electrician. He also showed movies onboard. Thank you


eric bengtson - 11/07/99 19:33:40
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: father did
If so, what years?: 44 & 45
Comments:


Dale Williams - 11/01/99 17:21:20
My Email:dwilliams@judson-il.edu
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes 61-65
If so, what years?: 61-65
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
Looking for status of ship and R.L.Lawler


Donald K. Moog - 10/26/99 23:42:44
My Email:dkm302@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1996-1969
Which Division?: R EMC
Comments:
Along with Al Burns and Art Blaine searching for STC Chas.L.(Chuck) Jones. If anyone knows his location please e-mail me or AL Burns/Art Blaine. Last known area was Fla. 1968


AL BURNS - 10/25/99 01:42:34
My Email:alvira1930@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: YES
If so, what years?: 1966-1968
Which Division?: FOX
Comments:
I WAS A SENIOR CHIEF GUNNER'S MATE,I RETIRED FROM THE NAVY IN NOVEMBER 1968.I LEFT THE COGSWELL WHEN IT WAS IN YOKUSKA,JAPAN.I HAVE A LOT OF FOND MEMORIES OF THE SHIP AND MY SHIPMATES WHILE SERVING ABOARD, DURING THESE YEARS.SHE WAS AN OLD SHIP,BUT WITH H R AND THE CREW,WE ALWAY'S CARRIED OUT OUR JOB'S, THAT WAS ASSIGNED TO US.IT WAS AN HONOR FOR ME TO SERVE ON THE COGSWELL,AND WITH THE GREAT CREW THAT WE HAD ABOARD HER DURING MY TIME ABOARD.


Art Blaine - 10/23/99 14:05:51
My Email:bblaine@colusanet.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1968----Decommissioning
Comments:
Super Web Site


LEROY H LAMBRECHT - 10/15/99 03:22:36
My Email:lambrech65@netscape.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: YES
If so, what years?: 1965-1968
Which Division?: M & A
Comments:
GOOD TO SEE THIS WEB PAGE


Dennis E. Franks - 10/09/99 02:03:55
My Email:RobinPetey@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1954-1957
Comments:
I came aboard November 1954 Thanksgiving Day. Servered two cruises to west pac left ship, in april 1957. Passed E6 Exam.1957. I served with Capt.Wilson. I will be attending the ship reunion Oct. 13th - 16th in San Deigo Ca. Hope to see some of you the e. EMP2 Denny Franks.


JOHN RIKARD - 09/30/99 06:20:06
My Email:edvetone@aikenelecric.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1961-1962
Comments:
I WAS AN ELECTRICANS MATE 3RD CLASS. I AM PRESENTLY A COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER


Kenneth J. Lanz - 09/27/99 06:44:03
My Email:Kjral@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1956
Which Division?: OI
Comments:
Went aboard directly out of Radar Operators school Treasure Island, Ca. After several weeks of trying to catch up with her, finally went aboard in Subic Bay in the Phillipine Islands. It was the hottest and most humid day I can remember and she was the De troyer of six tied along side of the Tender. We spent that summer on the Formosan Patrol and operations out of Japan. It was a great cruise filled with lots of great memories. Glad to see there is other sharing my interest.


T.C. Lamson - 09/21/99 00:59:33
My Email:tlamson@pdq.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1967-1968
Which Division?: OC Div.great
Comments:
great memories...have only been in contact w/one old shipmate, his name is Dave Seabrook...last I heard he was still living in the Seattle/Tacoma area...I am now living in Hockley, Tx. (near Houston)..,There was another radioman in our division from Houston, his name was Allie T. Hatcherb but i've never been able to contact him...T.C. Lamson Rm3


HAROLD STOWELL - 08/25/99 15:58:12
My Email:hstowell@intertex.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1958 ---SEPT. 1960
Which Division?: M----AFT.ENG.ROOM
Comments:
I LIVE IN RICHMOND TEX. WITH MY WIFE SANDRA,AND AM NOW RETIRED FROM HOUSTON LIGHTING & POWER CO.THE COGSWELL WAS MY HOME FOR 28 MONTHS.SHE WAS A GREAT SHIP WITH A GREAT CREW.


stacy smith - 08/18/99 23:31:19
My Email:bs1988
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
MY FATHER BARRY J KAIL SERVED ON COGSWELL AND DIED AUGUST 31 1998 MY FATHER DIED JUST BEFORE HE WOULD GET 100% DISABILITY AFTER FIGHTING YEARS NOW MY MOM IS FIGHTING FOR HER WIDOWS PENSION MY FATHER LOVED THE NAVY AND OUR COUNTRY.PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW ANY WAY YOU COULD HELP MY MOTHER. JUST TO LET YOU KNOW HE WAS IN THE NUCLEAR TESTING AND WAS EXPOSED TO HIGH LEVELS OF RADIATION. HE HAD A VERY BAD SKIN AND WAS DEPRESSED FINALLY HE DIED OF LUNG AND BRAIN CANCER


Clifton,Duane R. - 07/30/99 21:06:52
My Email:Grampturk@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 59-62
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:


Hon. Richard L. Cogswell, OSC, SW, USNR, Ret. - 07/25/99 00:55:18
My Email:rlcogswell@landmarknet.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: NO- USS Dupont DD941
If so, what years?: 1969-70
Which Division?: OI
Comments:
I have greatly enjoyed this site. I've known about this ship with my name on it for years but untill know found very little about it. See also http://www.uss-salem.org/danfs/destroy/dd651txt.htm for more info on the cruises of the 651. When is your Reunion in October 1999? Great pictures. My father will be thrilled. Thank you so much. The Cogswell family landed in America on the Angel Gabriel (formerly Sir Walter Raligh's Flag ship) in 1634, crash landing in Penaquid, Maine. John Cogswell , who is the forfather of almost all the Cogswells in America, settled in Ipswich Mass with a ho se in town and a farm in the country. His great grandson Nathaniel built the first bridge across Great Bay NH.. One heir from Atkinson NH was a Sergeon General in the American Revolution participating in the Battle of Portsmouth, NH where the gun powder or the battle of Bunker Hill was "aquired" from the British. My father Norman H. Cogswell fought in WWII as a decorated B24 Pilot and Ret as a LT. Col. USAF. My brother Alan served as a US Marine in Viet Nam War. I am a retired Chief Operations Specialist, Naval Reservist with 27 years service. I have served on ac ive duty on the Uss Dupont DD941 (69/70), USS New Jersey, BB62 (1984 Lebanon), Desert Storm (1991) Staff - COMUSMCMGRU, and Haiti 1994 as Staff Command Master Chief for the Harbor Defense Command, Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It seems the Cogswell family foll ws still in the military, and for me seagoing, heritage of Adm. James Cogswell and Capt. Francis Cogswell. Rick Cogswell


Arthur Kautz - 07/15/99 01:56:36
My Email:kautz@uswest.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: part of 66-67 & 69
Which Division?: O/I
Comments:
After being on a DLG the Cogswell was a bit of a shock! Made a midshipmen's cruise on her to Hawaii with a bunch of other DDs and a few cruisers. A few years later that formation probably wasn't possible - not with real cans and real cruisers anyway. I wa a radarman. Left the ship for a DLG again, then was back just before mustering out. Messcooking as an RD3, can you believe that! (The rest of the div. was at fire fighting school.) Met my first wife while in the yards at Mare Island - but that's another orror story (her that is).


Paul E. Kane - 07/08/99 19:49:09
My Email:paul.kane@mciworld.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1961-1962
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
My first ship out of boot camp. What an experience!


Mark Derrico - 07/06/99 18:53:23
My Email:mjad@worldnet.att.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Father
If so, what years?: 1944 - 1945
Comments:
I believe my father George E. Derrico served on the Cogswell during 1944 and 1945. Do you have any of the crew information from that period? What other information can I receive for my mother (George passed away in Jan 1999)


Harold Stowell - 06/27/99 21:18:44
My Email:hstowell@intertex.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: '58-'60
Which Division?: M Division
Comments:
EMail me.


Terry L. Racher - 06/25/99 09:34:47
My Email:tracher@gtepacifica.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes in deed
If so, what years?: 55-57
Comments:
I came aboard the USS Cogswell in January of 1955 as a Seaman. I was put on the Deck Force in II Divison. After 3 months struck for Fire Control Tech. I received my Petty Officer Rate Early in 56 and was put in charge of the secondary batt. (the MK 56 Rad r) Later was transfered to the USS Hopewell DD 681. What a great surprise to see this web site. I thought the Cogswell was long gone and forgotten. Thanks for the memories


NELSON E. BOSE - 06/17/99 03:34:47
My Email:nbose@prodigy.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 10/58 to 4/60
Which Division?: FIRST LT, DECK DIVISIONS
Comments:


Howard A. Becker - 05/31/99 02:34:23
My Email:hbecker230@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1942 - 1943
Which Division?: Operations
Comments:
Was a member of the original crew at commissioning in Boston, 1943 until June, 1943 when Capt. H.T Deutermann, awarded me a fleet appointment to Annapolis. Was transferred to NAPS Bainbridge MD in July, '43 Please send info on renunion in San Diego, in ctober'99 to E-mail addr ormail add: 1995 Glen Dale Drive, Lakewood, CO 80215


charles roberson - 05/22/99 23:41:43
My URL:http://crrear45
My Email:crrear45
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
my co woker jonathan vannerson from 65to68 i served on the uss alfred a cunningham dd752 out of longbeach from 65to68.he is not on line yet but would like info on the next gogswell reuion.if you let me i will get the info to him thanks........


Pete Daggett - 05/17/99 17:47:18
My URL:http://members.tripod.com/~padagge/index.html
My Email:padagge@netport.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yup
If so, what years?: 63 -66
Which Division?: I was an IC-man
Comments:
I like your WebSite... George says you will be at the Reunion... look me up when you get there... Pete.


Orvil Williams - 05/17/99 13:14:34
My Email:orvw@uswest.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1964-1968
Comments:
Arrived aboard in August 64 Departed Jan 68 R Division I C Gang Frank Keller--Are you out there somewhere?


Jerome Harris - 04/29/99 02:14:21
My Email:jerry.harris@bigfoot.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1961 thru 1963
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
Rating of "Sonarman" Sog2


Marc Steele - 04/02/99 01:57:01
My Email:msteele@hlpusd.k12.ca.us
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1967-68
Which Division?: Fox
Comments:
Was on the last Westpac cruise. I served on board from 10/67 to 12-68. Started as a FTGSN and left as a FTG2. Was assigned to the Mk 56 gun fire control system.


Roger Gress - 03/28/99 02:12:25
My Email:RNSGRESS@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, but I was on the Stoddard when we went on a Westpac Cruise and the Cogswell was one of 14 ships to be in our Task force that started out in Hawaii Oct of 1963.
Comments:
I think it's cool that your ship has it's own web site I wish the two ships I was on had one, but they don't, but it does bring back memories. I think that one of my freinds that was on the U.S.S Helena was on the the Cogswell after we decommissioned it, ut it's been to long to remember his name. The Mullany has a cool site also. Thanks for the memories. ROGER GRESS GMG3


Gerald Tritt - 03/24/99 04:14:15
My Email:tritt@inlandnet.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: briefly, midshipman summer tour
If so, what years?: 1961
Comments:
I was pleased to catch your site on the Web. I only had a brief two months on the Cogswell but I remember it quite well, for being nearly 40 years ago. As I recall, we sailed in a group with the carrier Bennington and two other cans, the Ingersoll and ? ( orry, can't remember the name).? collided with the Benny during refueling and took out a bunch of superstructure. We towed her back to port. Anybody out there on the same tour would love to hear from them.


Elli Gassert - 03/19/99 16:54:45
My Email:Memaw24427@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, but it was named after family members
Comments:
Please contact me at the above e-mail address.


David J Gauthier TM3/C - 03/12/99 08:37:27
My Email:dgauth3515@foxinternet.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: almost! was on USS Knapp
If so, what years?: 1944/45
Comments:
Cogswell DD650 Caperton DD651 Ingersol DD652 DD653 Knapp made up DesDiv 100 and 1/2 of DesRon 50 Along with Bronson DD668 Cotten DD669 Dorch DD670 Gatling DD671 Healy DD672 Who made up the other half. We sailed with T/F 38.3 under Hallsey and 58.3 under M tscher. Theres a real good image of DesDiv 100 in Wayne Cooks Bath Iron Works Site at http://members.tripod.com/~shipbuilder/page23.html If you haven't already been there check it out. you are doing great with your site, keep adding to it I will be back t see you "Fair winds"


Gary A. Phillips - 03/09/99 07:55:30
My Email:GARYnIDAHO@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Mid 1965 to Jan. 1968
Which Division?: IC3
Comments:
I was assigned duty aboard the USS Cogswell after Interior Communications Electritians school in mid 1965 and made 2 WESTPAC deployments. I was discharged in Jan. 1968 while the ship was in drydock at Vellajo, Calif. Those were some good times and good me ories.


Mary Neal - 03/02/99 00:45:14
My Email:Neal_M@Heritage.edu
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No
Comments:
My Father was the commander of this ship when it was stationed in San Diego in the early 60's. His name was CDR Charles Neal (Deceased).


Timothy C. Flanagan - 03/01/99 22:10:46
My URL:http://tflanagan@nctimes.net
My Email:tflanagan@nctimes.net
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: Sept 1961-Aug 1964
Which Division?: MPA,DCA,Engineer Officer
Comments:
I got your web page address from George Overman. I like your pictures, especially the color shot of the Cogswell. Do you have a color photo of the Ship's Plaque? I have a bronze blank that I'd like to paint but I don't remember what all the colors are. Ho e you can come to the Cogswell Reunion here in San Diego Oct 13-15, 1999. Tim Flanagan


Russell Crosby - 02/01/99 04:02:58
My Email:CogswellRS@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1966
Comments:
Real neat to see the COGSWELL with a web site. I was temporarily assigned to the COGSWELL out of boot camp awaiting A school. Got to be initiated to mess cooking and remember a 3rd class cook I called "RED" He was quite a guy. COGSWELL had just returned from a WESTPAC. Before I left for A school did get to make a trip to the 1966 Rose Parade aboard her at Portland, Oregon. That was a neat experience. While only aboard for a short time, will always remember her. After A school I was assigned to USS DAVIDSON DE-1045, a new pressure fired ship, so she was a step up living style, but no greater than the COGSWELL. Doubt any shipmates would remember me, but I do remember MM3/c Johnson, and an officer by the name of Sampson, and the MM chief Milne. Best regards.


James Kelsey Cogswell IV - 01/11/99 16:46:01
My URL:http://cogswellassetmanager.com
My Email:cogsey@mindspring.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: No, my father did. Ensign James K. Cogswell III - he was grandson of the Admiral
If so, what years?: End of WW II
Which Division?: I don't know
Comments:
Enjoyed your web site. I hope they name another ship after her as I understand from the various crews that she had a distinguished record and always had a solid crew. I would love to be able to get a real copy of the two photographs of the USS Cogswell an of my two relatives, James and Francis (Bones), if you could arrange it. I 'll be happy to pay for the development and postage. I assume you are aware of the reunion in San Diego in 1999? Very truly yours, James K. Cogswell IV (great grandson of Admiral J.K. Cogswell)


- 01/08/99 20:40:53
My Email:george.overman@hp.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: Yes
If so, what years?: 1964-1965
Which Division?: OC
Comments:
San Diego Reunion October 1999 in San Diego


Private J Stevens, 116th PVI, Co. B, Northwest Civil War Council - 08/22/98 00:04:21
My URL:http://www.oocities.com/Pentagon/Quarters/1413/index.html
My Email:ClarSax2@aol.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
Very nice site. I was going through the block to see my neighbors and I came across your site. I'm at 1413. I'm a Civil War Reenactor in Oregon and that's what my page is dedicated to, it also has a link to my Titanic site.


John B. Neville - 04/14/98 14:34:29
My Email:jbnj@ix.netcom.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: yes
If so, what years?: 1961-63 Aug.
Which Division?: R div. EM2-EM1
Comments:
Your starting A great site.I just came across it by chance , looking to start my own site with Geo. and lord & behold here's the Old Cogs.So I had to stop, grabe the old cruise book(FAR EAST CRUSE 1962) and think about old shipmates .I retired in 1980 & ow living in Florida ,my old home ground.Again great site & keep it up! I've BkmK you so here's looking at you from time to time.Any info I have is yours for the asking!!!! Best Regards, John


Sharon Kay - 12/13/97 18:39:44
My Email:jersher@hotmail.com
Did you serve on the Cogswell?: no
Comments:
You are such a neat friend...this is the pic of Cogswell that I want to put on your page ...okay? and another one you sent.....later dude! sher


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