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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). 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 1714 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schaub, DavidGMT21972 – Aug 20, 1975WHad a great time on the FID. I was there for the second big fire. I still remember the 36 hour shifts on fire watch in the yards after. I went on to become a paid Firefighter and am now retired.
Cassidy, Gene ( Hoppy )CS21972 – 1973S2
Horton, James R. (Bob)AO21972 – 1973HS-3Loved Med Cruise. Sang in ships choir. Ron Hazen (Marine Detachment directed), Brian Dunn (Ships Education Accompanied). Looking for LTJG Jim Petersen, LTJG "Ram" Hawley, AO3 Mike Mosca, AO3 John Roberts, AO3 Richard Bell & others in cho
Lopez, Danielcpl1972 – 1973supplyhatd friends from laredo texas
Desmond, Bill profile iconCT-2 (Radio)1972 – 1972CommTDY Norfolk NAVY Base
Murdock, GeorgeE-41972 – Dec 1975V2anyone from V2 division from 72 to end of 75
Sowder, BillyPN2Jan 4, 1972 – Mar 23, 1974AdminReported for duty and she was in the shipyard in Portsmouth. Educational Services Office.
Watson, StevenDATA PROCESSING TECHNICIAN / 3RD CLASS POJan 15, 1972 – Aug 3, 1975S-7Served in Supply - Computer Dept. Loads of Memories, and collected giga-bytes of photos over the years. Been living in U.K. since my dischange (Honorable). Wife - Welsh, Two grown up children - Welsh, and I am STILL a Yank ! ( From Texas ! )
Medeiros, RichardOS3Jan 27, 1972 – Feb 16, 1974OIGot my degree, became a pilot and retired from federal civil service, still work and fly and have a small bus to kep me busy.
De Vore, GeneAQ2 - E5Feb 21, 1972 – May 1, 1975AV-WEPS
Antonio, RalphAO3Feb 28, 1972 – Feb 26, 1976 worked 2nd deck bomb assembly and weapons elevators. then got transferred to flight deck crew.
Trowbridge, PatHT3Mar 12, 1972 – Jan 7, 1974Had a great time with a lot of good people. Hope all is well.
McKay, Gary G.E3 BSMNMar 30, 1972 – Mar 4, 19754th3yrs and 5 days of hell
Laboy, RobertABE3Apr 1972 – Feb 1975V-2
Cassidy, Gene ( Hoppy )CS2Apr 1972 – Feb 1973S2What great memories! The sailors aboard this ship ate pretty darn good and alot!!
Claborn, Jerrell  NEWAO3Apr 1972 – Sep 1975G-Division Elevator crewI made 3 Med cruises. It was quite the experience for a small town Texas 18 year old. Gene ,Ralph, Rick, Tiny, Gary, Robo, I hope you are all doing well.
Vogt, KarlElectricians Mate 2nd class EM-2May 1972 – May 23, 1975Engineering
Wright, LawrenceABF 1May 1972 – May 1976V4
Thomasson, R. SandyRMSNJun 1972 – Jul 1972CRI was assigned to the Forrestal TAD to ride the ship to the Med and transfer to the Kennedy. I was onboard when the fire on the 10th was set and assisted in putting it out and some cleanup before being flown to the Kennedy in the Med
Thomasson, R. SandyRMSNJun 1972 – Jun 1972CRI was assigned to the Forrestal TAD to ride the ship to the Med and transfer to the Kennedy. I was onboard when the fire on the 10th was set and assisted in putting it out and some cleanup before being flown to the Kennedy in the Med
Mashek, RickAC2Jun 1, 1972 – Nov 15, 1975OCx
Sanders, Anthony L {grit}mm2Jun 9, 1972 – Sep 19, 1975A3 vent gang
Dunham, James D. Jr. "snuffer"AIRMAN 3Jun 21, 1972 – Aug 9, 1974GI gladly served onboard her for two years in G Division. I would do it again in a heartbeat. Two "Med" tours CVA-59 should be a museum for all of the nation to appreciate.
Bettencourt, PhilipPH3Jun 25, 1972 – May 28, 1975OP Division - Photo LabAlso served aboard the USS Constellation (CVA 64) 1971-1972.
Jamieson, Hugh profile iconABE-3 Petty Officer 3rd Class / E4Jun 27, 1972 – Jul 18, 1975V-2 Launch and RecoveryHugh A. Jamieson and this is his Memorial page moderated by his Daughter Jill Jamieson-Lamb. We are looking for shipmates from every era of the Forrestal for reunions. For more info fbussforrestal59@gmail.com
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Carver, James/jimAE2Jul 1972 – Feb 1976AIMD/IM3Steamed to the Med 3 times .Miss the friends. i made Bob Ready Jay williams Norm Norman had the best time in my life.
Giles, RaymondAQ3 / AQ2Jul 11, 1972 – Aug 3, 1976AIMD / IM3Spend the 1st week and a half on a roving fire watch, and lost. Looking for Forrestal sailors. e-mail sailorcv59@att.net
Abernethy, FrankCS3Jul 14, 1972 – Mar 15, 1975COMMISSARYWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY THE GUY'S IN THE GALLEY WITH ME.
Dixon, DavidAT2Aug 1972 – Sep 1975AIMD - PMEGot on while still in dry dock after fire. 3 Med cruises as ship's company in Precision Measuring Equipment (PME)
Ormond, Jeremiah (J.j.)MM 3Aug 20, 1972 – May 13, 1975MIt was a great time as I look back. you only remember the good times!!!!!!
Thomas, DaveCPL.Sep 1972 – Jul 1973VMFA-531I worked in the hyd shop for vmfa 531, the gray ghost, we were chosen to go on a med cruise on the uss forrestal.
Malkowski, AlbertRM3Sep 1972 – May 1974CR DivChecking to see if there is anyone from the CR Div. during this time period that I may have served with.
Morrison Jr, Art {morey}ASM 3Sep 10, 1972 – May 26, 1973AIMDHad a good time on the FID. Can't wait for her to go to Baltimore, MD. Met alot of good ole boys from all over. Good times in the Med. If any of my old shipmates or any one else wants to get in touch,feel free. Now I live in Mayfield, NY.
Barros, AgustinE-3Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 10, 1975V-1I would like to have contact with my old pals, e-mail me
Hatfield, StanAME2Sep 10, 1972 – Jul 9, 1973va-81 sunlinersi made two med cruises on her enjoyed the first,hated the second.i did learn a lot about life in the navy.any old sunliners out there? email me at fourcolnago@yahoo
Harsch, BobHT3Sep 15, 1972 – Apr 10, 1975RThe times for me on the ship are now mixed with both good and bad, but mostly good. I would love to hear from anyone that was on board with me. D. Sutfin, C, Griggs, M Richie, Hovey, all the guys from the Pipe Shop. I wish all of you well.
Vickers, Johne2/SAOct 1972 – Sep 1974deck 4th divisionHelmsman, boat coxswain, bowhook
Beaudion, HerbertE3Oct 10, 1972 – Jan 6, 1976S5Because it is veterans day 2011, I was just sitting thiinking about my time aboard the Zippo, and the experience I had will last my lifetime. Happy Veteran Day to all levels of veterans and their survivor Herbert Beadion
Striano, AnthonySIGNALMAN E-3Nov 1972 – Apr 1976I did two med.
Levoy, Robert E.SNNov 1972 – Mar 1974MedicalI started out as a mess cook, then went to deck department and then to medical as a corpsman striker
Kurtak, DonEnginemanNov 1972 – Nov 1974Engineering
May, GlennYN3Nov 18, 1972 – Aug 30, 1975Xstarted out in Public Affairs office, working on the newspaper "Forrestal Flyer". Did some time working in TV station WFOR, helping out as DJ, and production dept. Finished up doing mainly officers fittness reports for Capt. Scott, in Capt
Cullom, D.MMFN, MM3, MM2Dec 1972 – May 1981M, P-4, A, E-Xfrom USS Furse DD-882 and USS Sierra (AD18), made 6 Med cruises in 4MMR, Cat shop, Eng Admin, 3MMR retired as CWO-2 USAR/NMARNG
Wood, MikeAT2Dec 1, 1972 – Aug 4, 1975hs-3great experience.. where else could you see the world at age 18. wouldn't trade the experience for anything
Beabout, Earl (Tom)HT 3Dec 5, 1972 – Aug 5, 1975 RHad a good time made lots a friends would like to contact some my brother charlie served in pipe shop with me

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