Davison, David, HM

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HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
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Hospital Corpsman
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1951-1952, USS Des Moines (CA-134)
Service Years
1951 - 1954
HM-Hospital Corpsman

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327 N. Park Dr.
Spartanburg, SC

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David served on the USS Des Moines in 1950/51 cruising in the Mediterranean.  Their home port was Villefranche on the French Riviera.  While there, he said he took every possible shore excursion that the Navy offered.  He had pictures of visits to Rome, Lisbon, Athens, Istanbul, and others.  He was involved in a serious accident while on an excursion to the Rock of Gibraltor.  The brakes failed on the truck that they were being transported in.  They were thrown from the back of the truck.

Since the Des Moines was the flagship of the 6th Fleet, they received numerous important visitors including the King and Queen of Greece and Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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  1951-1952, USS Des Moines (CA-134)

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 USS Des Moines (CA-134) Details

USS Des Moines (CA-134)

November - Hotel - Sierra - Golf
Voice Call Sign: Crusader

Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Chandler, Alvin Duke, CAPT VADM 11/16/48 - 09/49
Daniel, Henry Chesley, CAPT VADM 09/49 - 10/50
Bergin, Charles Kniese, CAPT RADM 07/16/52 - 07/53
Dornin, Marshall Edgar (Skinny), CAPT RADM 08/56 - 09/20/57
Groverman Jr., William Heald, CAPT RADM 09/20/57 - 11/58
Moncure, Samuel Pemberton, CAPT   01/59 - 11/1359
Slayton, Morgan, CAPT   11/13/59 - 11/60
Grimm, Edward Elias, CAPT RADM 11/60 - 01/61
Lyndon, Dennis Charles, CAPT RADM 01/61 - 03/01/61
Barry Jr., Richard Francis, CDR   03/01/61 - 03/20/61

Displacement 17,000 Tons, Dimensions, 716' 6" (oa) x 76' 4" x 26' (Max)
Armament 9 x 8"/55, 12 x 5"/38AA, 24 x 3"/50, 24 x 20mm, 4 Aircraft
Armor, 6" Belt, 8" Turrets, 3 1/2" Deck, 6 1/2" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 120,000 SHP; G. E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1799.
Operational and Building Data
Keel laid on 28 MAY 1945 by the Bethlehem Steel Company, Quincy, MA
Launched 27 SEP 1946
Commissioned 17 NOV 1948
Decommissioned 14 JUL 1961
Stricken 09 JUL 1991
Fate: Scrapping completed by ESCO Marine, Inc., Brownsville, TX on 16 AUG 2007.Hull number CA-134

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MM Summers, Nicole (minnie mouse), MMFN 105

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2008
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10 Members Also There at Same Time
USS Des Moines (CA-134)

Crommelin, Henry, VADM, (1925-1959) OFF 111X Captain
Williams, Odell, CPO, (1936-1956) SD SD-0000 Chief Petty Officer
Kaib, Al, PO2, (1951-1955) FT FT-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
O'Gara, Carl, PO2, (1944-1952) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
O'Gara, Carl, PO2, (1944-1952) RM RM-2304 Petty Officer Second Class
Nichols, Richard, PO3, (1952-1956) GM Petty Officer Third Class
Mann, Bob, SN, (1950-1954) 00 00E Seaman
Shambaugh, Thomas, S1c, (1951-1955) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Shorter, Gottfried, SN, (1951-1955) SN SN-0000 Seaman
Franklin, Van, FN, (1948-1952) FN FN-0000 Fireman
Frank, Arthur, SA, (1952-1953) SA SA-0000 Seaman Apprentice

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