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USS Benevolence (AH 13) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Benevolence (AH 13). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 28 crew members registered for the USS Benevolence (AH 13).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kingrey, Larry1942 –
Bivens, Mary AliceUS Navy nurseJan 1, 1942 – Dec 1, 1945NavyI am the grandaughter of Mary Alice Bivens Layne. Unfortunately she passed away November 15, 2007, but her stories about her time in the US Navy live on with me.
Stephens, RoyS1/C1944 – 1946BakerThis is my dad, who is now 82 and has tons of stories to tell about his life aboard this amazing ship.
Meska, Melvin??1944 – 1945??My father served in the U.S. Navy in WWII aboard the benevolence as a Pharmacist's Mate. Was in South Pacific and at Tokyo Bay at signing of armistice.
Dritz, IrwinLt.Jg.1944 –Medical DoctorI am Dr. Dritz son. Sadly he passed away a few years ago. He treated released POWs and later witnessed several of the A-Bomb tests from the Benevolence. Any one else see any any tests?
Beasley, Charles Elliottcarpenters mate 1st class1944 – 1945dont knowI am the daughter of Charles Beasley. Have photos of some of the crew I would like to ID. Charles Beasley died June 2010.
Scaggs, HPharmacist Mate1945 – 1945Hospital pharmacyI am entering this for my father.
Kramer, Gerald I.Corpsman?1945 – 1947NATrying to find information regarding my father's time on the Benevolence post-WWII. Know he was at Bikini "Operation Crossroads". He passed in 1999. Would like to learn more of his servie
Walsh, TomMM 3/CApr 1945 –EngineeringWas part of original ships crew. Served until discharge
Creveling, Ted Or CrevySK2/cMay 12, 1945 – Apr 25, 1946Supply divisionPut ship in commission in Brooklyn Navy Yard. Worked in Ships Store on Board. Supplied POW's with clothes in Yokosuka, including Pappy Boyington. Had fun with the girls and wifes on the Magic Carpet Run to Honolulu.
Demauro, RussPHM1/cJun 17, 1945 – Mar 1946Hospital ShipMy Name is Russ DeMauro, On the hospital ship Benevolence as an X-ray tec .1945 we joined the3rd Fleet on way to Tokeo Bay. picked up P.O.W.'s, took them to San Francisco.Would like to hear from Dale Curtis Williams.
Buck, George1946 –
Harris, EugeneSeaman first class1946 – Aug 25, 1950??This is my grandma's uncle...went down with it. 21 years old.
Sutton, DavidHospital Corpsman 1st Class1946 – 1957Hospital CorpsmanI am adding this entry for my dad who is now 80 years old. He was aboard the USS Benevolence on August 25, 1950 when it sunk in the San Francisco Bay. I am so proud of his service to our Country. Thanks Dad
Capps, Carthol Linbkr3Jan 15, 1946 – Jan 15, 1947pacific
Allen, Radford B.PHM2CApr 26, 1946 – Feb 23, 1947HServed on Benevolence during Operation Crossroads, first post war atomic bomb tests at Bikini, Marshall Islands, July, 1946. In September, 1946 Benevelence sailed to Tsingtao, China to replace USS Repose AH-16 as hospital ship, 7th fleet.
Chaffee, Gearld (Gerry)S1CApr 26, 1946 – Dec 1946I was part of "OPERATION CROSSROADS" @ Bikini Atoll A-Bomb Testing. Went on to Tsingtoa China w/o liberty for 6-Weeks, worked on ship plumbing while in port du to potable water radiation issses.
Kinney, BobHA SECOND CLASS1947 – 1948HOSPITAL CORPNOT SURE OF DATES.SAW ATOM BOMB TEST AT BIKINI ABOVE SEA AND BELOW. ALSO WAS IN CHINA FOR 6 MONTHS.
Stevens, Doyle H.GM3Jan 2, 1947 – Jan 5, 1947my father was put on the uss benevolence pending transfer to uss osmus.the few day's he was aboard, he really liked it.
Scacchi, Lawrence ( Larry )SMJan 9, 1947 – Apr 11, 1947Deck handMy first tour of duty. Boarded the Benny in Tsingtoa China.Sailed to San Francisco for decommissioning
McWhorter, James Ghospital corpsman1949 – Aug 25, 1950dont knowthis is my dad who is now 92. he was aboard when she sunk and was rescued by a tug boat. any info would be greatly appreciated. he was reassigned to the USS HAVEN , he served for 20 yrs. we are very proud of him.
Cochran, JamesRetired Captain, USN1950 –EngineeringMy dad was an officer on the ship when it went down. He died three years ago and I found his unpublished statement of what happened and kept a copy. Interesting reading.
Sierzputowski (Shepard), RichardBoatswainmate First Class1950 – 1950dont knowI am adding this entry for my dad who past away in 1988. He was aboard the USS Benevolence on August 25, 1950 when it sunk in the San Francisco Bay. I am so proud of his service to our Country. Thanks Dad
McClendon, CoyHospital Corpsman Second ClassJul 1950 – 1951Mare Island Naval ShipyardI'm submitting my father's name. He was aboard the Benevolece when it sank just outside the Golden Gate Bridge on Aug. 25, 1950. Ironically, my father passed away on Aug.25,2007.
McBride, MacFiremanAug 1950 – 1967A DivisionI am looking for Fireman Denhart who was aboard the Benevolence the day it sunk 8/26/50
Holly, DavidSN.Aug 25, 1950 – Aug 24, 1950Commmission detail
Langlois, RalphElectrician's MateAug 25, 1950 – Aug 25, 1950Pacific FleetMy father was on the USS Benevolence when she ssnk. He did not survive the tragedy. Recently came across a youtube video about John Napoli, who rescued 70 people. I would welcome any info about this incident.
Rhodes, DustyHM2Mar 15, 1956 – Apr 1, 1957H - Hospital, Medical StoreroomLCDR Sandeen, HMC Bliss, HM1 Meadows; HM2 Floyd Coons. A beautiful ship, but LCDR Warren Decious, MSC made life hell for hospital corpsmen. g. He lived to age 93 near Mare Island CA. I am LCDR, MSC Retired.

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