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USS Purdy (DD 734) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Purdy (DD 734). 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 26 crew members registered for the USS Purdy (DD 734).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cohn, Marvin M.Radarman/1st Class1943 – 1945RadarThe Invasion of Okinawa was hell. There were many dead and wounded. There was no PTSD back then and although we got a commendation from the Secretary of the Navy, it wasn't enough. I'm almost 105 years old. I remember.
Whipple, RobertCETMDec 15, 1944 – Apr 12, 1945
Neiers, Johns2cMar 1945 –2nd
Skidmore, RobertS1/c1946 – 1947`
Blair, RalphRD11950 – 1953OperationsMy Father served on the Purdy, he passed on to smooth sailing in 2002, spoke fondly of his times on her, ETCM(SS) Ralph Blair Jr, USN (retired), I joined because of him.
Harris, William (Bill)DD734Feb 14, 1952 – Jul 14, 1955It is with great sorry I must inform Bill's crew mates that on June 15, 2006 one of our heroes answered the final roll call.
Innamorato, Felix (Phil)SH3Apr 1952 – Jun 1954
Brehl, EdET3Feb 15, 1953 – Feb 15, 1955?
Harrington, Fred Aka Harry The Head1st class seaman1958 – 19611stgreat ship, great crew, great reunions..
Harrington, Fred (Harry The Head)SeamanJun 1958 – Jan 19611stLooking for old shipmates for reunion purposes. Call 585-669-2877. Happy New Year.
Jones, KennethLTJ1960 – 1961Damage Control Officer
Mancuso, CharlesETN2Jun 1960 – Feb 1961D
De Angelis, NicholasSTG2Sep 12, 1961 – Jul 6, 1964FOXSOGSN to SOG2 Leading division PO
Gerardi, CharlieRADARMAN 2 ND CLASSOct 1961 – Dec 1961OPERATIONS OITHE PURDY HAS REUNIONS EVERY YEAR. PLEASE CONTACT VP CAPT. DAN ZAVISZA... drzavisz336@comcast.net
Hendricks, FrankRM2/E-51964 – 1965CRTough cruise to the Red Sea back then. Hot days, hot nights, sand storms and you name it. One hell of a trip back to CONUS. I was Leading RM on board. Ship was part of Desron 12 out of Newport, R.I.
Kirkpatrick, GeraldCS3Sep 13, 1964 – Sep 16, 1966SWe will always be Purdy sailor when the last bell rigs, we will be going to our new ship U.S.S.Purdy! Once a Purdy sailor always a Purdy sailor!
Ludwig, DaveMM3Aug 9, 1966 – Aug 21, 1968EngineringMany good and bad times will always be remembered of being on the Purdy. Would not change one minute of them. Served with some of the best people around.
Brinson, FrankRD1Feb 1967 – Nov 1969OperationsGreat ship and crew. Less than a full crew, so, everyone pitched in to get the job done. Lots of Port&Starboard watches. Thanks to "Aggie" for always helping me on ship, and after my wreck.
Davis, Jamese3Oct 16, 1967 – Jun 1, 1969boilermenlooking for a guy named obrain you can also look me up on face book james davis
Davis 3rd, JamesE31968 – Jun 1969boilermenlooking for a guy named obrain dont know his first name
Hug, EdwardFTG1Aug 1968 – Feb 19732ndGreat crew. Would love to hear from the guys.
Devine, Dennis BoatsBM2 E-5Feb 1, 1969 – Nov 4, 1971First Div. Deck Div.Retired POLICE OFFICER ,COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL OFFICIAL ENJOY HUNTING FISHING, SHOOTING .
Formento, TonyPN2Oct 30, 1969 – Jan 4, 1972Personnel
Wright, TerrySHB3Jul 6, 1971 – Jul 6, 1973SupplyThe barbershop was also the aft. battle dressing station. Does that tell you something? Now who'd like to be next?
Steele, TimothyMM3Oct 1971 – Apr 1973MHad a great time in Fall River, Mass under the bridge to Providence. The Purdy was de-commissioned in 1973 or so. I had left shortly before she was towed down the river past Newport, RI
Lane, PaulBTFNNov 11, 1972 – May 12, 1973BShort but sweet

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