Name :   Philip Townsend
email address :   mejdtech@cox.net
When onboard (years) :   none
Rank/Rating :   none
Comments :   My father Robert H Townsend served aboard the Durant from 1957 to 1962, he died on March 6 2006, I have the 1960 picture hanging on my living wall, he and mom were living in HY. durning this time, He was an electrictions mate, thank you for your web site.
Name :   Carolyn Cromwell
email address :   garnette_the_crone@yahoo.com
When onboard (years) :   0
Rank/Rating :   
Comments :   Father served 1942-1945 Carl Edward Michael birth - 24 Jan 1922 Death - 16 Jan 1976 service - 14 sep 1942 thru 27 dec 1945 rank MoMM2c(R) I have alot of pictures from when dad was aboard ship. Would love to post them for others to see. Any Ideas?
Name :   morris shepherd
email address :   meshepherd6@msn.com
When onboard (years) :   Never
Rank/Rating :   Major U. S. Army (Retired)
Comments :   In reference to James W. Shepherd and the USS Durant. He died with fond memories of the USS Durant.
Name :   morris shepherd
email address :   meshepherd6@msn.com
When onboard (years) :   never
Rank/Rating :   Major U.S Army (Retired)
Comments :   My older brother James W. Shepherd served on the USS Durant during the early 60s. As a younger brother I absolutely loved the stories he would tell of the USS Durant when he was home on leave. He has since passed and I am confident that he died with fond
Name :   Bill Wade
email address :   navy5689@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   57-59
Rank/Rating :   YNSA-YN3
Comments :   Just ammending my original. New email address is as noted. Thanx.
Name :   Peter Orgain
email address :   porgain@gmail.com
When onboard (years) :   
Rank/Rating :   Machinist Mate, P.O 1st class
Comments :   My father, Robert Roy Pat Orgain, USCG, served aboard the Durant on Atlantic convoy duty to North Africa, 1944, I think. His duty station was in the engine room. Pop died in 1992. He was very proud of his service to our country.
Name :   Dave Wheeler
email address :   wheelz@midrivers.com
When onboard (years) :   Jan61 - Jun63
Rank/Rating :   RM3/RM2
Comments :   
Name :   David Guild
email address :   dmguild@tregodsl.net
When onboard (years) :   12/60 to 10/62
Rank/Rating :   B.M. to R.D Seaman
Comments :   Was a B.M. and switched to Radar man prior to Durant going to New Zealand. Extended Oct.62 and went to Vance DER 387 until 12-3-62
Name :   Lewis (Andy)Anderson
email address :   navydog1@hotmail.com
When onboard (years) :   62-63
Rank/Rating :   RMSN
Comments :   interesting period of my navy life. first ship, went to uss bausell dd845 after this ship until 1966
Name :   Kreg Watkins
email address :   kregwatkins@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   Dad was on board 61-63
Rank/Rating :   
Comments :   My Father was on board as a radar man. Kerry (Ed) Watkins. Kreg watkins
Name :   Mel Castens
email address :   mscastens@gmail.com
When onboard (years) :   1960-1964
Rank/Rating :   MR2
Comments :   
Name :   Steven Shelt
email address :   steve@visoweb.com
When onboard (years) :   
Rank/Rating :   
Comments :   My father (now deceased) was one of the orginal crew members. Signalman 2nd Class William Shelt. Served during WWII.
Name :   raymondrdupree
email address :   randjdupree@milwpc.com
When onboard (years) :   1943-1945
Rank/Rating :   wt3class
Comments :   
Name :   Gary Cotton
email address :   gcotton@wa-net.com
When onboard (years) :   6/1959 to 7/1961
Rank/Rating :   RM3
Comments :   
Name :   Jim Wilson
email address :   Jim.w8298@sbcglobal.net
When onboard (years) :   56 to 58
Rank/Rating :   RD1
Comments :   She took some getting used to after the two Essex class carriers I was on. When I left I wound up working for the Govt for a total of 48 years.
Name :   Larry Renas
email address :   ljrenasjr@verizon.net
When onboard (years) :   59 to 63
Rank/Rating :   RD2
Comments :   Still have fond memories of the Durant. After a 5 year vacation, I reenlisted and finished out 20 as an ET. I was never on another ship that rode like a DER.........
Name :   Carl McClanahan
email address :   cmcclanahan@charter.net
When onboard (years) :   57-60
Rank/Rating :   ET2
Comments :   Been a long time! 13-14 patrols in the lovely North Pacific. Crappy duty, great people.
Name :   Timothy Donnan
email address :   donnan5050@yahoo.com
When onboard (years) :   
Rank/Rating :   E-3
Comments :   I have an old USS Durant name plate. its really old and alittle damaged, somebody on this site talked to my boss about recieving it, if you tell me my bosses name, i will ship the plate to you
Name :   Erv Vetter
email address :   erwinvetter@hotmail.com
When onboard (years) :   1956-1958
Rank/Rating :   QM3
Comments :   50 years ago! My how time flies. Still remember some of the storms encountered on the DEW Line. Awesome. Love the site! Tks
Name :   Crosby Boyd
email address :   corkyboyd@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   1960
Rank/Rating :   ENS/1355
Comments :   Was aboard as part of a special Naval Security Group teamn to observe Soviet long range missile activity. Not part of ships company.
Name :   Ronald Dean Calhoun
email address :   cpmr85@hotmail.com
When onboard (years) :   1961
Rank/Rating :   RD2
Comments :   New e-mail attached. thanks
Name :   Larry Gilmore
email address :   Larry1939@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   1958-1960
Rank/Rating :   RD2
Comments :   Email address change. Give me a holler guys ifn you like. Fondly remember ship and crew. Hated DEW line misery. Couldnt find much in civ. life so joined again. Retired 1/16/1980 and then worked for 25 more yrs.with Lockheed Martin. Retired for good June
Name :   John Tony Mulligan
email address :   jjmulligan1@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   62-63
Rank/Rating :   SM-3
Comments :   Operation Deepfreeze and the great and brave sailors I served with on the Durant will never be forgotten. Wonderfull times.
Name :   raymondr.dupree
email address :   rayandjan@milwpc.com
When onboard (years) :   1943-1945
Rank/Rating :   w.t.3rd.class
Comments :   would like to hear from fellow shipmates
Name :   Bear, E.T. Jr.
email address :   woodiebear@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   1959-1961
Rank/Rating :   CSSM
Comments :   Best time I ever had.
Name :   Larry Pauly
email address :   paulyl001@hawaii.rr.com
When onboard (years) :   1964
Rank/Rating :   EN3
Comments :   Last port of call was Nawiliwili Harbor in Kauai.Then to Bremerton, Washington for decomission.
Name :   Richard Boykin
email address :   richshir@gulftel.com
When onboard (years) :   1959-1960
Rank/Rating :   ENFN
Comments :   
Name :   Joseph Gardner
email address :   j_bgardner@comcast.net
When onboard (years) :   1957-58
Rank/Rating :   AG 2
Comments :   Wow! Been awhile since the Durant was in my thoughts and had to see if she was still around.
Name :   Jerry Trailor
email address :   jerrytrailor@bellsouth.net
When onboard (years) :   62-64
Rank/Rating :   RD3/2
Comments :   Sorry I missed St Louis will try to mane the next one.
Name :   dupree
email address :   rayandjan@milwpc.com
When onboard (years) :   1943-1945
Rank/Rating :   wt3class
Comments :   
Name :   A.C.Sam Peppiatt
email address :   lpeppiatt@iscweb.com
When onboard (years) :   1959-1962
Rank/Rating :   3rd class Radarman
Comments :   
Name :   Dennis S Crane
email address :   ds41crane@gmail.com
When onboard (years) :   1962 - 1963
Rank/Rating :   RD2
Comments :   Good ship, great crew, and the shipmates in OI division were really special. A lot of great memories, faces, and names came flooding back when I stumbled onto the website a couple days ago. Put me on the list for future reunions. Dennis
Name :   Alfred Dale Hare
email address :   jasper@wt.net
When onboard (years) :   1957-60
Rank/Rating :   RM2
Comments :   Made 14 patrols (I think). Lots of memories
Name :   Steve Allin
email address :   sallin@earthlink.net
When onboard (years) :   1958-1960
Rank/Rating :   RD2
Comments :   
Name :   John Penland
email address :   jcpenland@msn.com
When onboard (years) :   1962-1963
Rank/Rating :   ETN2
Comments :   Sample entry