John Joseph Karins, SF2c
USS Salt Lake City CA25
USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...John Joseph Karins, SF2c
John J. Karins was born Sept. 08, 1903 in Riverton, NJ. and died on Mar. 16, 1982 in Upper Montclair, NJ.
March 23rd, 2001
Congrats on your wonderful website and all your effort.
Thomas Richard Karins, Nephew
John J. Karins...Service #706-86-48
Enlisted on May 10, 1942 at New York, NY.
Transferred from Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, IL. to the heavy cruiser, USS Salt Lake Ctiy on Nov. 26th, 1942
Promoted to Shipfitter 3c on Mar. 01, 1943
Promoted to Shipfitter 2c on Dec. 01, 1943
Transferred to USS Pokomoke Naval Hospital for treatment of leg injury on Jan. 01, 1944
Transferred back to the SLC for duty on May 01, 1944
Transferred to new construction on Aug. 17, 1944
Since John enlisted at the age of 39, he was older than most of the
new recuits and was nicknamed "Pappy" by them. Prior to enlistment
he work at the Kearny Shipyards in Kearny, NJ. John has 1 daughter,
Joan and 2 grandchildren.
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