USS SLC...Enlisted Navy...Robert H. L. Moore, S1c
Robert H. L. Moore passed away in April of 1971
Nov. 24th, 2007
Within the past few days, I have come to find that my Grandfather, Robert Harry Leon Moore served on this most honorable ship, and I was honored to see his name on the crew list. He passed away in April of 1971, one year before my birth, so unfortunately I did not have the pleasure of meeting him, so I find it absolutely amazing that I might be able to find information about his years of serving in the Navy during WWII.
My mother tells me that he never spoke of his service, and she thinks it might be that he was, as he claimed 'just a store keeper and deck hand'. We have submitted the proper forms to gain his service record to narrow down actual dates on the ship and other duties, we only have a copy of his discharge papers, showing he served in the Navy from June 1943 until December 1945.
As we continue to dig up information, it will be my pleasure to pass it along. We only have one photograph of him in uniform, and I have screened all the photos on the site to possibly find him to no avail. If you or anyone might have any recollection, photographs, stories, etc. my family and I would appreciate anything we could find. Thank you for your time and great effort on keeping the memory of this fine ship, and the men who served on her alive.
Feb. 02, 2008 Follow-up
We finally recieved his file from the
archives, my mother now relizes why he may have not said anything about
He set foot on the SLC on June 11th 1944 and was discharged
off on November 24 1945. From what we can tell from his records and
reading some WWII history, it was some of the 'worst' but yet the most
honorable times to be on the SLC.
As far as anything else, the only reference to any other crew mate was a
mast report of him and Glen L. Lute, S1c sleeping while on duty, which was
I really hope this helps, and if you have any other questions
or need more info, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you again
for what you have done!
SLC Deck Log Jun. 1944