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USS Yosemite Unofficial Insignia

Uss yosemit badge Yosemite Sam is the traditional mascot of the US Navy ship that bears his name. In 1979, Warner Brother Studios gave permission to reproduce Yosemite Sam's likeness for the USS Yosemite use.
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Our mission is to keep the memory of the USS Yosemite AD-19 alive.

2023 Reunion

2023 USS Yosemite Association Reunion Agenda

2023 USS Yosemite Association Reunion Agenda

 April 26, 2022, through April 30, 2022 The 2023 Reunion will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 9300 Baymeadows Road in Jacksonville, Florida. Please Note: The hotel offers Beer, Wine Mixed Drinks, and Soda from 5-7 pm each day at no charge. Two drinks per guest....

2023 USS Yosemite Association Reunion Agenda

2023 USS Yosemite Reunion is Scheduled for April 26, 2023

Just a quick reminder -- our 2023 Reunion will be in Jacksonville, Florida, at the Embassy Suites Hotel at 9300 Baymeadows Road. The 2023 Reunion is scheduled from Wednesday, April 26, 2023, through Sunday, April 30, 2023, to get more details, click on 2023 Reunion...

Yosemite Ship Saga by Dick Wibom, MM2/c

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 1

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. The entire Yosemite Ship Saga story was captured and presented...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 2

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. First Chance To Board The Yosemite The next time I went to the...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 3

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Time Was Near For Commissioning Soon, additional crew reported...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 4

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Seasick As the Yosemite steamed south, we passed the rugged...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 5

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Pearl Harbor We hadn't been out to sea but a couple of hours...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 6

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Last Visit With the USS Swordfish On one of my liberties, I...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 7

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. On To Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands The time had...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 8

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Liberty On the Atoll We had liberty on one of the islands that...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 9

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Ice, Solid Gold There were two enemies in the South Pacific;...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 10

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Dysentery Hits The Yosemite One of the things you have to...

Yosemite Ship Saga – Part 11

Yosemite Ship Saga - Blog Article by Dick Wibom, MM2/c This article originally appeared on our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website. Shaft Alley The "A" division had to help out in a number of...

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Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer Story

Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer Story

Jim Jewell's "Steel Decks and Glass Ceilings – A Navy Officer's Memoir" describes the first assignment of women for shipboard duty on the USS Yosemite. One of those women officers was Lieutenant Deborah A. Loewer, that achieved a long and successful Naval career....

Vincent Diomede’s Story

Vincent Diomede’s Story

Nineteen-Part Video of the USNM Interview with Vincent Diomede The story of United States Navy Veteran, Electrician's Mate 2nd Class Vincent Diomede was presented on July 2022 on the United States Navy Memorial website as the featured article of the month. We didn't...

Buffy Lin Levasseur’s Story

Buffy Lin Levasseur’s Story

Local Veteran Shares Story of Service Aboard Destroyer Tenders in U.S. Navy A young Buffy Lin Levasseur had finished her high school education in 1986 while employed as a sitter for a military family at Fort Carson, Colorado. Inspired by a number of relatives who had...

Jim Jewell’s Story

Jim Jewell’s Story

Read Jim Jewell's Impressions about the Sinking of the USS Yosemite If you didn't get the chance to read Jim's article, click on the link below and scroll down to the photo of the USS Yosemite. The article begins after the photo. Click Here to Read Jim's Story, "USS...

The Busy Lady by Robert J. Cressman

The Busy Lady by Robert J. Cressman

This article can be found on the US Naval Institute website; click to read it on  Historic Fleets - The Busy Lady on the US Naval Institute website.   Or you may read the two-page article below as either an image file or a PDF file if enlarged:   Click on...

USS Yosemite 1957

USS Yosemite 1957

USS Yosemite 1957 was published by Woody's Words This article originally appeared in our previous USS Yosemite Association website. It's now republished for your reading pleasure on our new website.  USS YOSEMITE  –  1957 My first shipboard duty was aboard the...

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