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USS Tortuga (LSD 26) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Tortuga (LSD 26). 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 20 crew members registered for the USS Tortuga (LSD 26).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stuempges, NeilSM3Jun 1945 – May 1946USNRMy name is Brett Stuempges, and I'm registering in memory of my father who passed away in December of 1990. I shouldn't have waited this long to find out about his duty, but I stand in thanks for all who serve.
Devoe, DickFP 2Jan 15, 1952 – Aug 12, 1955RThis was a very busy ship during my time aboard with 3 tours in Korea, 1 to French Indo China ( Vietnam )1954. All kinds of duties.
Kufner, Laurence/ KuffyE-5/ mm2Feb 19, 1958 – Jun 19, 1962M
Herring, George (Slick) profile iconFTMSNMay 1, 1959 – May 1, 1962THIRDMy name is Jeff Herring. My dad was aboard the USS TORTUGA LSD (26) 1959 to 1962. Just looking for someone who may have known him. Some of the guys he would talk about were Johnny Ginn, Mike Atkinson Arthur Rodriguez
Castille, Jerry F.BT31960 – 1964B division I live in St Martinville, Louisiana 70582 I retired in 2002 I fish and crab Ph 337 739 4294
Heubner, Gary W.SA1961 – 1962Deck & NavigationThe Tortuga was my first duty assignment after boot camp at USNTC San Diego. Was a 6 month tour before going to Radioman A School. Many exciting times on the Tortuga.
Rasmussen, JamesBT21961 – 1964Boiler Tech
Weiss Jr, Walter J ( Skip )BM3Sep 1963 – Sep 1965Deck Force
Clifford, DanielRM3Mar 1964 – Feb 1965COMMUNICATIONSSPENT 4 YEARS ON LAND DUTY, AND 1 YEAR ABOARD USS TORTUGA LSD26, AND PROBABLY THE BERST TIME IN THE SERVICE !!
Voss, William (Bill) profile iconEN-3May 29, 1964 – Aug 10, 1966A-DivisionEven though long days and nights the time in 66 spent supporting RPB and Helos while anchored off the Siagon River was the most memorable time. I was one of the crew sent to salvage the Troller and recov munitions.
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Kolar, Larry ( Stinky ) Bm2Bm2Mar 14, 1965 – 19691stWould like to here from the crew
Adkins, Arthur( Art)E-5 BT2May 1965 – Jan 1967BLooking to hear from shipmates. I am now retired.
Cherry, DavidPN3May 1965 – Sep 1966Communications/OperationsArrived SD after assignment in Bremerton, WA, mothball fleet. Was a big shock to be on a ship that actually sailed and went somewhere. Worked on the bridge as phone talker during GQ and other exercises. Loved the view
Blackshear, ArlieET1-ETCAug 1965 – Aug 1968OEGood Market Time ship and boat haven. Good cruises and men. Remember Cozart, Montgomery, "Footballl Head". Its been awhile so I know we have had a lot of transfers to "higher command". May they rest in peace.
Kelso, JohnEN3Dec 10, 1965 – Jun 19, 1969engineeringHad alot of great times sleeping on the deck in the lounge waiting for flight quarters waiting for the helicopters to come back .had lots of fun when we lost streering in the columbia river I WAS ASLEEP IN AFT STREERING
Walton, Albertshipfitter_3rd classDec 15, 1965 – Jul 12, 1969_r_(repair division)Job was ships plumber and dammage control p.o.
Lambert, AlanBM2Sep 1966 – Aug 19691st Div
Schaeffer, Hubert "Hubie"MM3Sep 1967 – 1969ENGINEERINGThis was my first experience on sea duty, an it scared the crap out of me..especally the mortor round that reverbrated through the engine room during operation "Daring Rebel " Had some good times an met some wonderful people..
Williams, Jr, Jessie Jitterbugbm3Sep 22, 1967 – May 10, 1970deck division Bm3 williams, saying hello to all shipmates who served aboard the mighty Tortuga LSD 26, I was transfer to USS Seminole lka 104, san diego, calif.. USS Seminole LKA 104,SAN DIEGO
Miller, TabathaOS2 (SW)May 2, 2006 – May 4, 2008OIWas stationed on Fort Mac, hull swapped and went from SN to OS3, great crew..many memories and I loved Japan!

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