The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Observer (MSO 461). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?
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There are 29 crew members registered for the USS Observer (MSO 461).
|Rader, Ronald A.||MR3||1954 – 1955||Plank Owner ,was on the Observer for a year till Lt. Joseph M Shine got me transfered to the Pandemus where I was supposed to be.|
|Gordon, Lawrence (Gene)||EM2||Nov 18, 1956 – May 5, 1960||Enginering||Worked as electrician and Minesweep electrician after graduating from Great Lakes school. Looking for any snipes serving on the dates noted primarely F.T. Maloney EN2. Reply to email@example.com|
|Fuller, James||SIGNALMAN 3RD CLASS||Nov 1957 – Oct 1959||I enjoyed my time aboard the Observer. While onboard the ship made cruises to the Med, Caribbean and North Atlantic. While in the Med we encountered a Mediterranean Gale with winds reaching 95 Knots|
|Jackson, Jack||seaman||Nov 30, 1957 – May 1, 1959||operations||like to find james fuller,bob mauldin all on ship 57-59|
|Dixon, Ron||STG3||Dec 28, 1958 – Jul 25, 1961||Operations||Observer was a tough ship, hard to love. Spent 80% or more of its time at sea somewhere around the world while I was on board.|
|Palma, Phil||E3||Apr 1, 1960 – Apr 1, 1963||ENGINE|
|Bloom, Mark||EN3||Oct 1960 – Jan 1964||engineering||Sorry the old girl is gone!|
|Barker, Joe||ICFN||Oct 1961 – Oct 1962||Electrical||Phil,Mark,Bill,remember riding the hurricanes in 62?|
|Brinegar, Bill||ETR2||1962 – 1964||I am looking for shipmates during the time I was aboard, especially Allan Pizon, Edward Vedvik and Ensign Walgreen and I would also like a list of the Officers during that period. Any help would be appreciated|
|Blume, Stuart||DC 3||Nov 1962 – Aug 1965||REMEMBER MOSTLY GOOD TIMES,AND THE FIRE ON THE WXPLOIT IN NAPLES ITALY HARBOR|
|Linder, David||e3 seaman||Apr 17, 1963 – 1967||com mine land|
|Livingston, Mike||RD3||Nov 1963 – Jun 1965||OPS|
|Piercy, Charles||E3/YEOMAN STRIKER||Oct 17, 1964 – Nov 19, 1965||Deck||Dates of service aboard Obserer are approximate. Transferred from Observer to Thuban AKA 19 while Observer in drydock, Charleston, SC. Naval Reservist with a 24 month active duty committment. Discharged Little Creek, VA with rank of YN3.|
|Reed, Jim||EM2||1966 – 1968||Engineering|
|Neiswander, Bill Neiswander||EM2||Mar 1966 – Aug 1968||A good time was had by all on board.|
|Beveridge, Robert / Doc||HM1||Sep 1966 – Apr 1968||Medical||Refresher training Oct '66, GITMO; Caribean Cruise '67;|
|Thorsted, Paul||ET2||Oct 1966 – Dec 1967||Operations||Was a different experence from other types of ships I was on. Had difficulty with the engines while I was onboard, but they were corrected.|
|Hannah, Jack||BM3||Feb 1967 – Sep 1968||Deck Force||Served aboard the Observer from 1967 to 1968 then was transferred to the USS Farragut DLG6. The crew aboard the 461 was the greatest.|
|Scheid, Randy||ETR-3||Mar 1967 – Aug 1967||Transfered to MSO-460 USS Notable until May 1968 w|
|Scheid, Randy||ETR-3||Mar 1967 – Jul 1967||Operations||On board a short time before being transfered to the Notable MSO-460|
|Phillips, Charles (Chuck)||STG2||Oct 1967 – Jan 1970||Operations|
|Davies, Rick(roundman)||RM2||1968 – 1971||Operations||I served aboard the ship 1968-1971. Was in the radio shack same time as RM2 Arb, and RM1 Wilson. We have a reunion scheduled in Pensacola, Florida. The dates are October 14,15,16 in 2010. Hope you all can make it.|
|Oswalt, Eddie (Oz)||QM2||Mar 12, 1969 – Dec 10, 1970||Operations|
|Reel, Roy||SN -RD3||Oct 31, 1969 – Jun 30, 1972||Deck - Operations||I remember the last time going to sea on the Observer it was a trip to Maine in February 1972. We hit a terrible storm and had to pull into Newport RH, spending 2 weeks in repair. In Maine the ice had to be removed fm the superstructure.|
|Riley, Tom||E-3||Mar 11, 1970 – Jul 22, 1971|
|Becker, Elwood (Al)||IC1||Sep 1970 – Aug 1971|
|Zangri, John||PN3||Nov 1970 – Mar 1972||Operations|
|Noftsger, Carl||SFP3||1971 – 1972|
|Plumb, John||HT-2||1971 – 1973||R||aboard for snowy beach|
There are currently no planned reunions.