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USS Howard W. Gilmore AS-16

USS Howard W. Gilmore (AS-16) was a Fulton-class submarine tender, originally named Neptune but renamed Howard W. Gilmore in honor of Commander Howard W. Gilmore, a Medal of Honor recipient

Veterans: 20
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2015

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Gilmore Plaque

Started by Francis J. Judy. Last reply by Francis J. Judy Oct 28, 2010. 4 Replies


Started by Jimmy N. Parks Aug 12, 2009. 0 Replies

Years onboard

Started by Pete Strzyzewski MLC USN/Ret. Mar 13, 2009. 0 Replies

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Comment by David D. Hughes on September 21, 2015 at 2:22pm

I was attached to The Gilmore from 1997-1980 when she was Returned to the states for Decommishing

Comment by RON HIMES on January 17, 2014 at 4:36pm

- I came aboard Dec. 1974 - 75. After compartment cleaner and mess hall, I became Coxswain of the OMB ( officer motor boat ). On  R&R trip to Nice or Malaga I had mid watch an somebody tossed Oscar overboard. They dropped crew and I into the dark ocean that night in one of the whaler boats.Had to go get Oscar. Are paths have surely crossed as every chance I had, I would invite enlisted to ride in front compartment of my OMB back to ship. Picked up " Pistol " Pete Marivich once for USO show at the gym. I remember some belly dancers to. And who could forget the beer hall ?  Those sub guys were crazy as hell. Where any of you in Rota Spain when Franco died ? That might have been aboard the Kennedy CV-67 a year later. Remember Martha ? We all fell in Love with her. I also rode a mo-ped that I traded a carton of Marlboro's for. Anybody been to Olbia lately ?

Comment by John Bryan on June 24, 2013 at 2:57pm

IM1 - Rode her from Key West to La Maddalena. 73-75 (?)

Comment by Darrell Gene Smith on November 13, 2012 at 2:38pm

I was an HT2 in DC shop, (73/74)

Comment by Gene Young on March 2, 2012 at 10:26pm

PM3 Gene Young, reported for duty April 1976 as the ship returned from Nice, France. Departed @April 1977. Anybody from that time period onboard? Served under PMC Gerald Moerke, Ltjg Hortsmyer R-1 Divison Pattermaker/Carpenter/Lagging Locker. Oh, how I detest boat beading and white lead. Made many plague backs for every boat that came along side.


Comment by Lawrence "Larry" Drury on October 13, 2011 at 3:26pm
I arrived on board in 79 and crossdecked to the Orion when it arrived. LaMadd was a good tour if you had family with you. Made chief on the Gilmore.
Comment by Dan Howell on October 19, 2010 at 8:43pm
Reported on board Jan. 1,1972 and left in 1974.. Worked out of the Shipfitter Shop 11-A..wish that the old Gal was still around..
Comment by Frederick D. Curtis, SR. on August 20, 2010 at 8:55pm
I joined the Gilmore in Sept. 1958 in Key West,FL. Was assigned to E Div, ship's company and worked mostly in the power shop. I don't think there is a space on that ship that I have not been in doing a variety of electrical repairs. Seperated in May, 1962 as a PO2/c.
Comment by Victor E. Paterno, Jr. on July 12, 2010 at 12:08pm
Ahoy Shipmates. The local Amvets base has come up with a Bronze USS Gilmore placque, that was bought in a yard sale. Is about 3.5 pounds.
If interested email me and I will send a picture. Make check payable to Amvets Post 101 for $25.00
Comment by RONALD BENOY on July 4, 2010 at 5:25pm
Served aboard as EN2 in 1971 M&A Division

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