USS Owen
DD 536 (Fletcher class)

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Builder:         Bethlehem Steel, S.F. CA.
Laid Down:  	 September 17, 1942
Launched:        March 21, 1943
Commissioned:  	 September 20, 1943
Decommissioned:  December 10, 1946
re-Commissioned: August 17, 1951
Decommissioned:  May 27, 1958
Fate:            Stricken 04/15/73; scrapped 11/27/73

We are seeking information on the USS Owen and her crews. Files and photos may be E-mailed to us and we will incorporate them into these pages.


The E-Mail:

7/26/06:

My Father and Uncle served at the same time on the Owen on its world cruise during the Korean conflict. My Father was a bit of a camera buff and took hundreds of photos during this time on ship. Including going thru the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Japan, Philippines, shelling Korea, & damage to the bow of the Owen caused by enemy fire.

There are several other pictures of unknown crew members , on board / underway, with my Father and Uncle.

My Dad and Uncle where identical twins - both are deceased.. Their names are Charles Chiarello & Nicholas Chiarello of 39 Bloomfield Ave Bloomfield NJ.

IF ANY USS OWEN DD 536 CREW MEMBER WISHES COPIES OF THESE PHOTOS IT WOULD BE MY HONOR TO PROVIDE THEM A COPY FREE.

THERE IS ALSO A BRIEF 16 MM film that he took of the Owen going thru the Canal and on land in Japan and in the Philippines. Very brief that I put on a VHS ... Mostly sight seeing stuff.

ALL OF THESE PICTURES ARE FROM THE WORLD CRUISE DURING THE KOREAN WAR AND THE ACTION OFF KOREA - I BELIEVE 1951-1952.

Please feel free to write: Sciaccadon1@aol.com

Sincerely,

Rick Chiarello -- Son of Charles


Many Thanks to NavSource



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