The third USN ship to bear the name, Yosemite was laid down on 19 January 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Company at Tampa, Florida; launched on 16 May 1943 and commissioned on 25 March 1944, Capt. George C. Towner in command.

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  • I was a DKCS William Rickard in the Disbursing Office March 1971 - July 1972. DK2 Jim Havens was in the Disbursing Office at the same time. Happy to connect with you all.

  • I came onboard the YOYO in March 1953 and tramsfered off in November 1959. I was in the 2nd division. Retired out of the Navy in 1975 as a BMC. Now live in Guam.

  • David, do you remember when the DD's that was off our bow in port fired a war short mark 32 torpedo accross the parking lot. That was a bad day for someone. Cheers.
  • Wayne,
    I would be glad to invite you to NTWS (navy together we served) if you would be interested. Great site. Found some shipmates there. If you are interested email me at This is a great site too.
  • Hi Wayne,
    I was aboard from 1973-1975. I was in the torpedo shop.
  • I was onboard from 1972 - 1974 as a RM2. OC Div. I enjoyed my short stay.
  • I was on the YoYo from 85-86.
  • I served on th USS yosemite from fall of 89' to spring of 92' . I was a Dental Technician. I went on the 89' Med Cruise, and the Gulf Tour.
  • I have been hunting for a shipmate of mine. Danny Mills. We were in the torpedo shop together.
  • no, I sure don't remember Randy. He must have come aboard after I left.
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