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 27 crew members registered for the USS Benevolence (AH 13).
|Kingrey, Larry||1942 –|
|Bivens, Mary Alice||US Navy nurse||Jan 1, 1942 – Dec 1, 1945||Navy||I 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, Roy||S1/C||1944 – 1946||Baker||This 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, Irwin||Lt.Jg.||1944 –||Medical Doctor||I 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 Elliott||carpenters mate 1st class||1944 – 1945||dont know||I am the daughter of Charles Beasley. Have photos of some of the crew I would like to ID. Charles Beasley died June 2010.|
|Scaggs, H||Pharmacist Mate||1945 – 1945||Hospital pharmacy||I am entering this for my father.|
|Kramer, Gerald I.||Corpsman?||1945 – 1947||NA||Trying 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, Tom||MM 3/C||Apr 1945 –||Engineering||Was part of original ships crew. Served until discharge|
|Creveling, Ted Or Crevy||SK2/c||May 12, 1945 – Apr 25, 1946||Supply division||Put 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.|
|Buck, George||1946 –|
|Harris, Eugene||Seaman first class||1946 – Aug 25, 1950||??||This is my grandma's uncle...went down with it. 21 years old.|
|Sutton, David||Hospital Corpsman 1st Class||1946 – 1957||Hospital Corpsman||I 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 Lin||bkr3||Jan 15, 1946 – Jan 15, 1947||pacific|
|Allen, Radford B.||PHM2C||Apr 26, 1946 – Feb 23, 1947||H||Served 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)||S1C||Apr 26, 1946 – Dec 1946||I 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, Bob||HA SECOND CLASS||1947 – 1948||HOSPITAL CORP||NOT SURE OF DATES.SAW ATOM BOMB TEST AT BIKINI ABOVE SEA AND BELOW. ALSO WAS IN CHINA FOR 6 MONTHS.|
|Stevens, Doyle H.||GM3||Jan 2, 1947 – Jan 5, 1947||my 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 )||SM||Jan 9, 1947 – Apr 11, 1947||Deck hand||My first tour of duty. Boarded the Benny in Tsingtoa China.Sailed to San Francisco for decommissioning|
|McWhorter, James G||hospital corpsman||1949 – Aug 25, 1950||dont know||this 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, James||Retired Captain, USN||1950 –||Engineering||My 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), Richard||Boatswainmate First Class||1950 – 1950||dont know||I 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, Coy||Hospital Corpsman Second Class||Jul 1950 – 1951||Mare Island Naval Shipyard||I'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, Mac||Fireman||Aug 1950 – 1967||A Division||I am looking for Fireman Denhart who was aboard the Benevolence the day it sunk 8/26/50|
|Holly, David||SN.||Aug 25, 1950 – Aug 24, 1950||Commmission detail|
|Langlois, Ralph||Electrician's Mate||Aug 25, 1950 – Aug 25, 1950||Pacific Fleet||My 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, Dusty||HM2||Mar 15, 1956 – Apr 1, 1957||H - Hospital, Medical Storeroom||LCDR 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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