WELCOME TO USS TELFAIR APA 210
2012 Reunion will be in Nashville, Tenn.
Don't miss the ship.
John was aboard the ship from 53 thru 54.
To contact John Tonyes, click [HERE].
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In her later years, she was affectionately referred
as the "Tremblin T" by crewmembers
because of a shaft vibration at high speeds.
Photo of USS Telfair taken in Oct 1964 by Jim McCoy.
(Jim was on USS Rigel AF-58)
"AD OMNIA PARATA"
Prepared For Everything
Pleural Mesothelioma.com - a place where veterans can get
2008 Reunion Photos
2008 Fall Newsletter
patch from the 50's sent by Ed Rant.
click [HERE] to see the patch and read Ed's Email.
When on the West Coast during Korean War, her Call Letters were:
Call Sign: Dipper Victor
Excerpt from email that came with this photograph.
The picture was taken by me somewhere in the Atlantic from the
"Monrovia" APA-31, I was with BLT 3/2 at the time on LANDFORMED 3-65
attached to Amphibious Squadron 10.......
Semper Fi! Vic.
Thanks for the photograph Vic
At the time of decommissioning, Telfair held Five
Assault Boat Awards, Three Operations Green "E's", Two Communications Green
"C's", and Two Engineering Red "E's". Although I was already in training to go
aboard Fast Attack Submarines, I attended the decommissioning (funeral) of USS
Telfair as a crew member.
The last time I saw Telfair, she was sharing a pier with USS Triton (SSN 586) at the Inactive Ships Facility, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, Virginia. She was drawing 8 feet forward and was being taken away by the truck load. Telfair was transferred to the Maritime Administration on 26 June 1969, then sold to Boston Metals Company in Baltimore for "Non Industrial Scrap". Telfair's last voyage at sea began at 1825 Z on 14 July 1969, when the Curtis Bay Towing Company towed her to Baltimore for final disposition....
455 feet Beam
62 feet Displacement
14,873 Tons Speed
17 knots + Accommodations
4 twin 40 mm
mounts 5 inch 38
See Note below.. Boat Compliment
A number of former crew members have contacted me stating the 5" gun was aboard during the Korean period. I will compile and publish these stories and photographs.
Telfair in the Movies
Another fact of interest, the USS Telfair and crew starred in the movie, "Francis In The Navy" with Donald O'Connor, Jim Bakkus and Martha Hyer. Also part of the scenes were used in "Aweigh All Boats". (info provided by Marion Hazzard) This is one of first movies that Clint Eastwood was in..
Telfair coffee mug.
Former Commanding Officers
|CDR||L. O. Armel, USNR||10-31-44 to 10-45|
|CAPT||J. H. Hogg, USN||10-45 to 2-46|
|CAPT||S. H. Crittenden, Jr. USN||2-46 to 7-47|
Out of Commission in Reserve
[HERE] to see a First Day Postal Cover
the re-commissioning of USS Telfair on 23 Oct, 1950
|CAPT||J. Andrews, USN||9-12-50 to 8-8-51|
|CAPT||C. G. Corey, USN||8-8-51 to 7-29-52|
|CAPT||G. N. Johansen, USN||7-29-52 to 5-15-53 [Photo]|
|CAPT||O. D. T. Lynch||5-15-53 to 8-2-54 [Photo]|
|CAPT||J. G. Spangler, USN||8-2-54 to 10-55 [Photo]|
|CAPT||C. E. King, USN||10-55 to 10-56|
|CAPT||J. C. Nichols, USN||10-56 to 2-58|
Out of Commission in Reserve
|CAPT||E. M. Higgins, USN||11-22-61 to 12-20-62 [Photo]|
|CAPT||F. C. Wyse, USN||12-20-62 to 10-4-63|
|CAPT||S. H. MacGregor, Jr, USN||10-4-63 to 10-2-64|
|CAPT||A. R. Seiler, USN||10-2-64 to 9-30-65|
|CAPT||D. E. Bunting, USN||9-30-65 to 10-19-66 [Photo ]|
|CAPT||L. W. Moffit, USN||10-19-66 to 10-25-67|
[Photo 1] [Photo 2]
|CAPT||N. H. Morgan, USN||10-25-67 to 8-9-68|
|CDR||F. H. Shaw, USN||8-9-68 to 10-31-68|
Final decommissioning 31 Oct 1968.
USS Telfair Ships Bell today.
located at the “Prarie Junior High School,
11910 S Kostner Avenue,
Dedication Information (Right plaque)
Explaination (Left Plaque) [Click Here]
Photographs, Sea Stories, and Memorabilia
Kamikaze Damage Photographs by Dan Carney of damage caused by
Kamikaze attack, 02 April 1945.
Universal Pictures 1955 1955 Photograph from Universal
CO Spangler XO William P Taylor and CO J G Spangler. 1953. Photo provided by the estate of William P. Tyler.
Wrestlers Wrestling Match on Cargo Hatch
Photo provided by Bill Therrell.
Memorabilia Photograph USS Telfair Coffee Mug provided by Ron Fenn.
Memorabilia Photographs provided by Edward German. This is the best collection of USS Telfair Memorabilia yet! 3 Lighters, Ash tray, Shoulder Tab and Belt Buckle!
Life Magazine, January 13, 1967. On the Miscellany page (last page) appears a photograph of a Marine carrying an ironing board up the brow. Click Photograph or Text to view.. Photograph Text
Photograph and story about the 2 ventilator heads atop the vent stacks. They were built by ME1 Marion Hazzard! Read the story.
Photographs provided by Henry Garcia. 6 great photographs taken at the Decommissioning Ceremony.
Photographs provided by EN3 Bob Huntsberger. (Carol Baker Xmas visit and landing)
Decommissioning Booklet images. This page shows all 8 pages of the booklet passed out at the Decommissioning Ceremony
to World War II USS Telfair crew.
Photographs provided by
Don Richards, Plank Owner, USS Telfair. (Don is also preparing us some "sea stories".)
Photographs from WWII including bow damage sustained during Kamikaze attack
on 02 April, 1945, C&R Gang, Change of Command, and "Frenchy" the ships
mascot. Photographs provided by Don Richards, Plank Owner,
More Photographs from WWII Motor Machinist Third Class Royal Nicodemus working on a Gray Marine boat engine during WWII. Photographs provided by his grandson, Martin Faher.
More Photographs from WWII From Motor Machinist Third Class Royal Nicodemus. Photographs of an aerial dog fight, landing craft being loaded, and Telfair at Ie Shima, Okinawa. Photographs provided by his grandson, Martin Faher.
If you have any photos or sea stories, lets post then here as a tribute to the Telfair! If you served or worked on the USS Telfair, please email me and I add you to the list of former crew members.
UPDATE: An Austin Texas Silver dealer has acquired the silver tray presented to USS Telfair's sponsor on 30 Aug, 1944. You can view it [HERE].
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