Former Yeoman 2C, USS Murphy DD603

Link to Revised edition of Dan Crowell’s Murphy Discovery video. Memorial to lost officers & shipmates at Surf City, NJ and our dedication ceremonies. Click on this URL: https://youtu.be/fBAPgUe4mkU and the video starts. Double-click on the video and full screen will appear. Keep the URL address for future reference! Fred Sheller

MSgt, USAF (Ret)…formerly Y2C USS Murphy DD603

My Recollections of the Collision of USS Murphy (DD603) By Fredric E. Sheller, former Yeoman 2C, USNR (Occurred on October 21, 1943, at about 9:20 PM (2120 Hrs military time), approximately 100 miles out of New York Harbor.) (Collision was with the SS Bulkoil, American Tanker, as the Murphy and other ships were underway and […]

Letter from U.S. Navy Memorial

Dear Ms. Sautter, On behalf of the U.S. Navy Memorial I would like to thank you for the ship’s bell from the destroyer USS Murphy (DD-603) that you delivered to our Curator Jarrett Smith on November 21, 2018.  The bell is nicely mounted for display with plaques covering 25 ship reunions from 1988 through 2012.  […]

Frank Zanin Obituary

Sorry for the delay in getting this up, we’re still working on repairs to our house caused by hurricane Irma. ZANIN, Frank, a United States Navy World War II Veteran, a retired pipefitter, who will be remembered as a loving, giving family man, passed away, due to complications from a fall on October 2, 2018. […]

The USS Murphy ship’s bell has a new home

Joe’s good friend Dawn hand delivered the Murphy bell to the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington, DC a couple of days ago. Joe was in charge of the bell until he passed this summer. The last Murphy survivors decided that the Navy Memorial would be the best place for it. Thanks, Dawn, for hand delivering! […]

King Saud

My Dad, Laurence Joseph Cullivan, was in the Navy and aboard the USS Murphy when they transported King Saud of Saudi Arabia to the Yalta Conference. He always told about all the tents on the bow of the ship, and the Kings cook would be preparing a goat for dinner. The cook would make a […]

New Website

This website was originally started by Joe Van Eyzeren and the USS MURPHY DD 603 SAILORS ORG.   I’ve helped Joe with the website over the years and right before Joe passed, he asked me if I’d keep it going.  It’s the least that I could do, and will do so as long as I […]