In Memory of Our Shipmates………

 

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The USS Rochester Association wishes to bid a fond and respectful farewell to their shipmates:

Thomas Adams ~ Don Adcock ~ Salvatore Albano ~ Joe Allen ~ Vincent Amodeo ~ Robert Angulo ~ William Anthony ~ John Antonino ~ David Anderson ~ Grant Anderson ~ Robert Anderson ~ Richard Anderton ~ Arthur Armstrong ~ Charles Arndt ~ Robert Arterberry ~ Frank Aurio ~ John Andrade ~ Arthur Armstrong ~ James Arp ~ C. Wayne Assen ~ Johnny Awe ~ Hank Ayers ~ Leslie Baker ~ Archie Baldrige ~ Gene Ball ~ Charles Ballard ~ Bob Ballenger ~ Gerald Barca ~ Rufino Barin ~ Robert Barkhurst ~ Wendell Baroch ~ Lawrence Basler, Jr. ~ Clarence Baumann ~ Billy Beck ~ Clifford Beck ~ Louis Becker ~ Lee Beesley ~ Joseph Bel ~ Arnold Bergen ~ Frederick Betts ~ Gene Bieber ~ Wilbur Bilyeu ~ Robert Earl Black ~ Brook Blackwood ~ William Blade ~ Myron Blaine ~ Cecil Blankenship ~ Raymond Bogan ~ Hollis Bogert ~ Glenn Bowman ~ Henry Box ~ Edward Boxer ~ Harold Braden ~ Tom Bradshaw ~ Charles Brady, Jr. ~ John Brant ~ John Brennan ~ Delton Briggs ~ Maurice Bromley ~ Johnnie B. Brooks ~ Donald Brown ~ Edmund Brown ~ Edward Brown ~ Thomas Brown ~ Frank Brummitt ~ Arthur Buchanan ~ Clarence Buck ~ Norman Bueche ~ Kenneth Burch ~ James Burke ~ Joseph Burke ~ Robert Busch ~ Levie Bynum ~ Thomas Patrick Cadden ~ Frank Calavano ~ Robert Calvert ~ Alexander Campbell, Jr. ~ Melvin Carlisle ~ Daniel Casbeer ~ Paul Case ~ Glenn Cate ~ Earl Catherman ~ Charles Caudill ~ Gerald Cetto ~ Paul Chalupa ~ John Chambless ~ George Chandler, Jr. ~ Otis Charman ~ James Chastain ~ CAPT Charles Chillingsworth ~ John Chirillo ~ Frank Chowaniec ~ Vernon Christensen ~ Carl Christman ~ Irving Citron ~ J.M. Clare ~ N.C. Clare ~ Larry Clark ~ Raymond Clark ~ Don Clay ~ Ralph Clayton ~ Bernard Clifford ~ R.L. Coffman ~ Jackie O. Cook ~ Odell Cook ~ Thomas Cook ~ CDR Richard Copeland ~ Frank Corduan ~ Richard Cortez ~ Robert Cosgrove ~ Angelo Costello ~ William Couch ~ John Coye ~ Paul Coyle ~ Daryl Cox ~ Robert Cox ~ Robert Crabill ~ Robert Crane ~ Ernie Crawford ~ John Cribben ~ C.E. Criddle ~ John Cronce, Jr. ~ Norman Croneberger ~ Lucien Croteau ~ L.R. Cullum ~ Baskin Culpepper ~ James Francis Curry ~ Donald Cushing ~ Edward Czech ~ George Dallaire ~ Rodger Dallmeyer ~ James Dawson ~ Arthur Day ~ James Dearson ~ Edmond Decloedt ~ Peter Dehart ~ Eugene Dehner ~ Samuel DeLario ~ Robert Devine ~ John Dickinson, Jr. ~ Vern Dillman ~ Walter Dionne ~ Louis Di Russo ~ Walter Disher ~ Arthur Dobbins ~ Alva Donalson ~ Eugene Donmoyer ~ Herbert Doughty ~ Harris C. Douglas ~ William Doyle ~ Lawrence Drake ~ Charles Drake ~ Victor Dryden ~ James Duckworth ~ Donald Dumler ~ Donn Dunbar ~ Lindell Dunbar ~ Paul Dunkelberger ~ Ilar Easterwood ~ James Ebert ~ Sam Echols  ~ James Eckinger ~ Bobby Eddins ~ Maurice Edge ~ James Edwards ~ John Elder ~ Fred Elks ~ Franklin Ellis ~ Walter Engle ~ Robert English ~ Rafael Enriques ~ James Erb ~ Frank Espinoza ~ George Evanick ~ Henry Factor ~ Sidney Fail ~ Frank Fassold ~ Paul Feeney ~ Frank Felix ~ Joseph Feuka ~ Robert Fickle John Fietsch ~ Aubie Fillingim ~ Morton Fine ~ Edmund Fitzpatrick ~ Theodore Flam ~ Robert Fleming ~ Edward Fletcher ~ Harold Florey ~ James Flot ~ William Floyd ~ John Foley ~ Lee Folk ~ Franklin Folsom ~ Harry Folvin ~ Edward Forbes ~ Paul Foster ~ Kenneth Frain ~ Harold Fritz ~ Garnet Fross ~ Jimmy Frye ~ Donald Fuller ~ Eliseo Galarza ~ Andrew Gallagher ~ Joseph Galvao ~ Charles Gamble ~ Bennie Gardner ~ Paul Gaston ~ George Gavitt ~ Lee Gault ~ Charles Gentry ~ Marvin George ~ Albert Gerber ~ Ernest George ~ A.J. Gerth ~ Michael Giacchetta ~ Ross Gierat ~ Frank Gillespie ~ J.W. Girten ~ Jack Glancy ~ Dean Glentzer ~ George Gobble ~ Chester Goodwin ~ Donald Gore ~ Calvin Gosla ~ Marcus Gravel ~ Roy Graves ~ Joseph Gray ~ Neal Gray ~ Calvin Green ~ Marvin Green ~ William Greenfield ~ James Greer ~ Charles Gremling ~ Allen Griep ~ Harry Griep ~ Pete Guerrero ~ John Guerin ~ Alfred Gunsallus ~ Dallas Gunter ~ John Gustrson ~ Robert Hallett ~ James Hamilton ~ Louis Hammock ~ Xon Hanna ~ Harve Hanish ~ Crowell Hansen ~ Ralph Hanson ~ Wayne Harbarger ~ Paul Hardie ~ Charles Harkey ~ James Harney ~ Wilbert Harpool ~ Gerald Hart, Jr. ~ Milton Hart ~ Walter Hartley ~ Everett Hatchett ~ Capt. Amos Hathaway ~ Arley Hayes ~ John Heath ~ Capt. John Heigl ~ Carl Hennenfent ~ Mark Hickey ~ Vernon Hickox ~ Edward Hill ~ Richard Himes ~ Allin James Hix ~ William Hobbs ~ Bernard Hoffman ~ Ralph Hoffman, Jr. ~ Fred Hofmann ~ John Hofstetter ~ Donald Holbrook ~ Shelton Holley ~ Donald Hollis ~ D.J. Hollingsworth ~ Gerald Holloway ~ Carl Holman ~ Robert Holman ~ Kenneth Holms ~ George Holt ~ Philip Hooten ~ William Hontz, Jr. ~ Charles Hubbard ~ Curtis Hutchens ~ Ray Hutchinson ~ Edward Illanne ~ Harold Hopper ~ Joseph Howard ~ Joseph Hubbard ~ Robert Hudson ~ John Huggins ~ Bill Hum ~ Robert Huntington ~ Bobby Hutchinson ~ Marceina Hutchinson ~ Larry Ingrum ~ Ralph Ivie ~ Basil Jenkins ~ Willard Jennings ~ Richard Jerome ~ Donald Johnson ~ Melvin Johnson ~ Paul Johnson ~ Billy Jones ~ Hoyt Jones ~ Olin Jones ~ Robert Jones ~ Aller Jorgensen ~ P.R. Jorgensen ~ Capt. Harmon Joy ~ Andrew Jurisch ~ Guy Justice ~ Jack Kallio ~ William Kanaley ~ Gilbert Karmun ~ John Kayden ~ Noel Kazzee ~ Eugene Keith ~ Thomas Kelly ~ Charles Kemp ~ Marlin Kennedy ~ Ward Kent ~ Frank Kerbis ~ Owen Kersh ~ R.S. Kessler ~ Wayne Kilgore ~ Robert Kimbrell ~ Craig Kingsbury ~ William Kinnick ~ Stanley Kinsman ~ Edwin Kirkpatrick ~ Richard Klavanowitch ~ Augustine Kobylis ~ Vern Kolander ~ Russell Koleamine ~ James Koll ~ Gerald Kolterman ~ George Kowoloik ~ Joe Kozikowski ~ P. J. Krupa ~ Sydney Kunau ~ Roy Lambert ~ James Lancaster ~ Leo Lane ~ Gerald Langley ~ W.L. (Pete) Langston ~ Charles Langton ~ James Larsen ~ Russell Larson ~ Ernest Lauterio ~ Robert Lawson ~ Jack Lee ~ James Lees ~ Leo Lemmons ~ Edward Lesar ~ Donald Lightner ~ Kermit Lilly ~ David Limkemann ~ James Little ~ Robert Litts ~ Rodger Lomoljo ~ Delbert Lorenson ~ Thomas Long ~ Edmund Lovegrove ~ Robert Lownsdale ~ Donald Lund ~ Luis Macias ~ Dave Maddatino ~ Kenneth Mahlin ~ Harry Makin ~ Louis Mango ~ Dennia Marble ~ Ray Marino ~ Robert Marsh ~ Galen Martin ~ Kenneth Martin ~ Joseph Martino ~ Harold Mason ~ Robert Mason ~ Carl Matison, Jr. ~ Victor Matson ~ Lawrence Mayo ~ John McAuliffe ~ James McBride ~ Dr. William McCann ~ Gerald McCloskey ~ Kenneth McIlroy ~ George MacDonald ~ George McDonald ~ Lester McGinnis ~ Capt. William McGonagle ~ George McManus ~ Robert McManus ~ Thomas Maguire ~ Tommie Meachum ~ James Meece ~ Otto Meisch ~ Donald Melchoiri ~ Michael Mendoza ~ John Meola ~ Gene Midkeff ~ Cecil Milam ~ Dewitt Miller ~ Stanley Milowski ~ Bud Mimh ~ Lawrence Mitchell ~ Thomas Mitchell ~ James Monarch ~ Gordon Moody ~ Joe Alvin Mooney ~ Clifford Moore ~ Calvin Mosley ~ John Mount ~ Floyd Moyer, Jr. ~ John Mozol ~ Stanley Muci ~ R.M. Mycroft ~ Robert Mycue ~ Jack Myrick ~ Lester Nelson ~ Anthony Nepivoda ~ Lee Nettnin ~ Willie Newsome ~ Frank Nicholas ~ Charles Nickerson ~ Jack Nickum ~ Kenneth Nielson ~ Bruce Norwell ~ John Nowicki ~ Lavern Nowling ~ John Nunes ~ Robert Oberst ~ Gilbert Ochoa ~ David O’Connell ~Michael Oleskowitz ~ William Oliver ~ Richard Olsson ~ W.H. Olsen ~ Dana Ordway Virgil Osborn ~ Stanley Osborne ~ Tom Osborne ~ Lehn Ouzts ~ Frank Palovich ~ Donald Parker ~ Homer Parron ~ R.S. Pascoe ~ James Patton ~ Leland Peck ~ Charles Peil ~ Thomas Peirson ~ Guido Pelligrini ~ Robert Perkins ~ Paul Perona ~ Herbert Perry ~ John Perry ~ Anthony Petorutto ~ George Petrovitz ~ John Phillips ~ Adm. Richard Phillips ~ Richard Pincin ~ Robert Pine ~ Harold Plienis ~ Sidney Posner ~ John Pospiel ~ Robert Post ~ Harold Potts ~ Frederick Powers ~ Lawrence Pratico ~ Frank Price ~ Robert Radcliffe ~ George Ragon ~ Joseph Rahiya~ Loren Rainboth ~ Daniel Ramsey ~ Robert Rampy ~ Albert Ray ~ Thomas Rea ~ Robert Reed ~ William Reeder ~ Earl Reese ~ Richard (Don) Reimann ~ Kenneth Rigley ~ Arthur Riola ~ Frank Ritchie ~ William Ritchie ~ Jack Ritterbush ~ James Ritterbush ~ Jim Roberson ~ Thomas Roberts ~ A. W. Robertson ~ Bill Robinson ~ Joseph Rochelle ~ Rick Roethler ~ Richard Rogers ~ Willis Rohrbough ~ Ronald Rothweller ~ Wayne Rowley ~ W. Frank Ruch ~ Chester Ruhlman ~ Earl Ryan ~ Stanley Rysavy ~ Claud Safford ~ Peter Sandifer ~ Leonard Saks ~ Russell Sargeant ~ Miles Scarborough ~ General Schjonberh ~ Lawrence Schooler ~ Frank Schreiber ~ Charles Scowden ~ Kenneth Scroggins ~ James Scroggs ~ Richard Scruggs ~ Robert Seifert ~ Wallace Sellars ~ Milton Sellers ~ Robert Sells ~ Nick Senella ~ Robert Servis ~ Lavell Session ~ James Sexton ~ Bobby Shaver ~ Charles Shelly ~ William Shockley ~ Lloyd Short ~ Donald Shortreed ~ Donald Shortwell ~ Robert Silberling ~ Raymond Sims ~ Kenneth Simms ~ Robert Simmons, Jr. ~ Hayden Curl Singleton ~ Wilson Sipe ~ Robert Sipes ~ Dean Skusa ~ Donald Slumberger ~ Alvin Smith ~ Donald Smith ~ George Smith ~ H.V. Smith ~ Oliver ‘Smitty’ Smith ~ Bernard Smith, Jr. ~ CAPT Rodman Smith ~ Vollie Eugene Smith ~ Chadious Snell ~ John Snell ~ James Snowdon ~ J.R. Sowder ~ Ralph Sprague ~ Garland Stanley ~ St. Clair ~ Ronald Stalsberg ~ Alfred Stanbridge ~ Randall Steffen ~ John Steimer ~ Gerald Steiner ~ Joseph Steiner ~ James Stepp ~ Warren Stevens ~ Randell Stites ~ Norman Stocks ~ H.L. Stone ~ John Stout ~ Donald Strong ~ Ray Sutherland ~ Karl Swanson ~ Wilfred Tack ~ Clyde Tackett ~ Walter Tackett ~ Justo Tafoya ~ Wally Talbot ~ Robert Taliaferro ~ Murphy Tarter ~ O. Ronald Tatom ~ Bobby Glen Taylor ~ Alton Tew ~ Pierre Theriot ~ George Thomas ~ Norman Thomas ~ Raymond Thompson ~ Duane Thorin ~ Charles Thornell ~ Raymond Throgmorton ~ Gerald Tigano ~ George Titsworth ~ Gerald Tigano ~ Richard Todd ~ Donald Tolle ~ Frederick Townsend ~ Wilson Townsend ~ O.J. Trammel ~ Jaques F. Trevillyan ~ Cecil Turner ~ John Turner ~ Frank Turse ~ James Tweedy ~ Louis Unger ~ Edward Valliere ~ Ralph Van Thof ~ J.J. Vanyo ~ Joseph Varney ~ Jesse Vasquez ~ George Vear ~ Robert Vedder ~ Demetrius Vellis ~ Thomas Vescio ~ Bobby Vinson ~ Paavo (Bob) Virta ~ Joseph Vizcaino, Jr. ~ William Wakeman ~ Harold Waldon ~ Bobby Gene Walker ~ Marvin Ward ~ Michael Ward ~ Robert Warren ~ Roy Warren ~ Billy Joe Wases ~ Gary Wasson ~ Frederick Webster ~ John Webster ~ Allan Weinstein ~ Joseph Welp ~ Carl Werner ~ Joseph West ~ Lloyd White ~ Robert White ~ Walter White ~ James Whitmore ~ Edwin Whitten ~ James Wilbert ~ C.O. Williams ~ Harvey Williams ~ Victor Williamson ~ Jerome Willis ~ Charles Wilson ~ James Wilson ~ Robert Wilson ~ Michael Wimes ~ Robert Winfield ~ Finley Winstead ~ Joseph Wisneski ~ John Wisse Jr. ~ Ray Witkowski ~ James Wolf, Jr. ~ CAPT Edward Woodyard ~ Donald Worthington ~ Donald Wright ~ George Earl Wyatt ~ Everett Wynn ~ Lawrence Yheulon ~ Jim Young ~ Joe Young ~ Melvin Zahner ~ Roland Zavodny ~ Michael Zustiak

 

 Navy Hymn

The “Navy Hymn” is Eternal Father, Strong to Save. The original words were written as a poem in 1860 by William Whiting of Winchester, England, for a student who was about to sail for the United States. The melody, published in 1861, was composed by fellow Englishman, Rev. John Bacchus Dykes, an Episcopalian clergyman.

The hymn, found in most hymnals, is known as the “Navy hymn” because it is sung at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. It is also sung on ships of the Royal Navy (U.K.) and has been translated into French.

Eternal Father was the favorite hymn of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and was sung at his funeral in Hyde Park, New York, in April 1945. It was also played by the Navy Band in 1963 as President John F. Kennedy’s body was carried up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to lie in state. Roosevelt had served as Secretary of the Navy and Kennedy was a PT boat commander in World War II.

The original words are:

Verse 1:

Eternal Father, strong to save,

Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,

Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep

Its own appointed limits keep;

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 2:

O Christ! Whose voice the waters heard

And hushed their raging at Thy word,

Who walked’st on the foaming deep,

And calm amidst its rage didst sleep;

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 3:

Most Holy Spirit! Who didst brood

Upon the chaos dark and rude,

And bid its angry tumult cease,

And give, for wild confusion, peace;

Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee,

For those in peril on the sea!

Verse 4:

O Trinity of love and power!

Our brethren shield in danger’s hour;

From rock and tempest, fire and foe,

Protect them wheresoe’er they go;

Thus evermore shall rise to Thee

Glad hymns of praise from land and sea.

 

William Whiting (1825-1878) was born in Kensington, England, and educated at Chapham and Winchester. Because of his musical ability, he became master of Winchester College Choristers’ School. While best known for Eternal Father, Whiting also published two poetry collections: Rural Thoughts (1851) and Edgar Thorpe, or the Warfare of Life (1867). He died at Winchester.

John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876) was born in Hull, England, and by age 10 was the assistant organist at St. John’s Church, Hull, where his grandfather was vicar. He studied at Wakefield and St. Catherine’s College, earning a B.A. in Classics in 1847. He cofounded the Cambridge University Musical Society. He was ordained as curate of Malton in 1847. For a short time, he was canon of Durham Cathedral, then precentor (1849-1862). In 1862 he became vicar of St. Oswald’s, Durham. He published sermons and articles on religion but is best known for over 300 hymn tunes he composed. He died in Sussex at age 53.