Muster Roll of the Crew of the U.S. Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

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Title

Muster Roll of the Crew of the U.S. Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

Alternative Title

Muster Roll of the Crew of the US Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida
Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)

Description

Page of the muster roll of the crew of the U.S. Navy Yard, in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The document lists the names, field or service number, present rating, date of enlistment, and first date received on board. The roll was compiled on June 30, 1942.

A notable soldier listed in the document is Ralph Edward King (1920-1995). Born on May 2, 1920, in Sanford, Florida, King enlisted in the United States Navy on March 14, 1939. He was assigned to the Dobbin-class destroyer USS Whitney in Pearl Harbor by 1940. Approximately ninety percent of the crew were on board when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941. In January 1943, King and the USS Whitney were deployed into World War II. The Whitney returned to Pearl Harbor in January 1946, and sometime between then and October of the same year, King was transferred to the USS Deliver, a Diver Class Rescue and Salvage Ship. At the time of his discharge, King held the rank of Engineman Chief Petty Officer. He spent time as a Chief Engineer for the Merchant Marines. After leaving the Navy, King returned to Sanford and married his wife, Norma. In 1956, he moved to Lutz, Florida, where he would live out the rest of his days. King passed away on May 17, 1995, at the age of 75. He is memorialized at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, Florida.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

Naval Transportation Service

Source

Digital reproduction of the original muster roll.

Publisher

Naval Transportation Service

Date Created

1942-06-30

Format

image/jpg

Extent

2.82 MB

Medium

1 muster roll

Language

eng

Type

Text

Coverage

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally produced and published by the Naval Transportation Service.

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.
Black, Jeremy. World War Two: A Military History. London [u.a]: Routledge, 2003.

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