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USS Yosemite AD-19

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.

Veterans: 25
Latest Activity: Jun 7, 2015

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Comment by William Rickard on June 7, 2015 at 7:16pm

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.

Comment by James Albert Brown Jr. on February 26, 2012 at 12:05am

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.

Comment by Wayne A Oppel - on December 6, 2010 at 10:57am
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.
Comment by David Kendall on December 6, 2010 at 9:45am
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.
Comment by David Kendall on December 6, 2010 at 9:43am
Hi Wayne,
I was aboard from 1973-1975. I was in the torpedo shop.
Comment by Wayne A Oppel - on December 5, 2010 at 6:27pm
I was onboard from 1972 - 1974 as a RM2. OC Div. I enjoyed my short stay.
Comment by Rosa Soto on July 14, 2010 at 2:01pm
I was on the YoYo from 85-86.
Comment by mario la-ki figueroa on May 16, 2010 at 9:35am
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.
Comment by David Kendall on January 22, 2010 at 6:04pm
I have been hunting for a shipmate of mine. Danny Mills. We were in the torpedo shop together.
Comment by David Kendall on January 22, 2010 at 5:06pm
no, I sure don't remember Randy. He must have come aboard after I left.

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