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USS Newport (LST 1179) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Newport (LST 1179). 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 206 crew members registered for the USS Newport (LST 1179).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1977 | 1978 – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Barton, LarryEn3Jan 1989 – Jun 1992M Division
Lengacher, BrianBM3 (SW)Jan 21, 1989 – Oct 18, 1992First/SecMy first ship and learned a lot. Glad to Jeff Slaven on this list maybe he is cleaning the Helo Gear LKR. Now it's almost time to retire. Would like to hear from others. TBLengacher@Charter.net
Johnson, SteveET3 (NOW ETC, RETIRED)Feb 1989 – Sep 1992OELearned a lot on that ship. Saw her go from worst to first with new CO, CDR Ungvarsky was a damn good CO....hell of a lot better than the KOK. Would like to hear from the guys who were there from 1989 to decommissioning.
Ratigan, TimHM3Jun 1989 – Oct 1991XWow! It will soon be 20 years since I left the Newport. I have so many great memories of those years I served. Made a lot of Friends. In fact met my Step Father in Law on that Ship. Anyone Remember BT3 Dewey?
Woodruff, David "Woody"ET2Aug 1989 – Sep 1992OCFirst and only ship. Learned allot while I was there. Still using those lessons now. Helped Decom. Did 2 1/2 Med. Cruses. Have lot's of pictures and video: shellback, several evolutions, etc.. if interested ussnewport@yahoo.com
Smith, BillGMG3Sep 1989 – Oct 19921st E1-E3 / 3rd E-4Glad to see some familiar names. Damn, it seems like yesterday that I was walking up the brow of the ship in the shipyard. Started off in 1st div. and ended up in 3rd div. Hope to talk to some of you soon if I can catch up with you.
Slaven, JeffOS2Nov 1989 – Sep 1992USS NEWPORT CREW WAS THE BEST COMMAND THAT I HAD EVER SERVED WITH. Ii STARTED OUT IN DECK DEPARTMENT WITH CHIEF PALMER AND CHIEF DIAZ. LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM ANYONE THAT SERVED DURING THOSE TIMES.
Underwood, ChristopherE3Nov 27, 1989 – 1991!stThe Newport was my best duty station I ever had till injured and shipped off while we where in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Grobsmith, Richard/dickGM11990 – Oct 1, 1992thirdI started out my career as a GMSN onboard the Newport and did 2 deployments on her till decom. I still keep in touch with SN Joe Myers, FC2 Eric Fields, and LCDR David Bruce. I hope to find FC2 D. Cassaway. I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Shyrer, KevinQM31990 – 1992NavStarted as a deck ape in 1st division and left as a QM3 at decom
Dale, Sean "Chip"RM31990 – 19921st Division and OPS DivisionI was a Deck Ape in 1st Div, Until I got my Crow and Became a RM3. To tell you the true, I really wanted to be a GM, but that not how the cards played out. I meet my wife when we were sent to Bristol, RI for the 4th.
Vinalon, MarioEN11990 – 1991A-GANG, MDIVISIONmariovinalon@gmail.com
Rinbolt, Dennis profile iconbm3/e-41990 – 19922ndwas the firstcommand of my brief naval career i loved ever minute of although im sure at the time we all hated some of the stuff like 2am gq's.thanks to the best group of friends that i have ever had / dbolt40@yahoo.com
Vanhale, Joe JrEN FNJan 1990 – Sep 28, 1992it was a blast
Ungvarsky, William "bill"CAPTAINFeb 1990 – Sep 30, 1991COA terrific ship with a crew that was and remains unequalled for character and commitment. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as the final CO and be a part of a storied history for such a fine ship. Many great memories.
Turner, KennyEM3Apr 1990 – Jan 1992electricalgood times, met good people. SCAIFE, UNDERWOOD(ET i think), BACCHUS, BRAUNIES, PEREZ
Warren Jr., William 'Weasel' 'warrenrogers!'E-3 BMSNJun 1990 – 1992Deck Dept 2nd DivisionPhib Trekin, Tormelinos,Makin' Sticky buns instead of being on MidWatch cause the OOD knew I had the 'In' with the cooks and Commander 'Bill'. The Glory days of Newport.
Edwards, PhilBM2(SW)Aug 1, 1990 – Oct 31, 19921stGulf war cruise in med. Master helmsman. Mamba Station. Crossing equator. Am now ET1(SW) in reserves after a 10 yr hiatus. Am currently waiting to go Reserve Recruiter.
Grobsmith, Richard "dick"GM1Oct 1990 – Oct 1992My GF and I are trying to plan a 9/07 reunion for all of us that served together on the Newport btw 1990-1992- please email us cbacc111@aol.com
Alterio, Chad "Terio"BM3Nov 1990 – 19921stI worked Decked Div under BM1 Clapper, with Roy Rogers, Weazel, Steve Hendry and Smitty....Anyone who wishes and remembers please email at terio1232@hotmail.com .....LONG TIME AGO !!!!
Vitito, RichardE/6 BT1Nov 8, 1990 – Aug 5, 1992EngineeringDante's infurno, level 4
Cassidy, ThomasBM2Dec 1990 – Sep 19922nd Division
Williams (Chill Will), RichardQM3Dec 14, 1990 – 1992NavigationStarted out in deck with Chief Palmer, went to "A" school came back to the boat as a QM. Great command, great crew great experience!! Good memories!!
Arredondo, Adrian (Dondo)SA (then) HMC (now)Feb 1991 – Jan 19921ST DIV/DECKGreat ship of many I have served on! I am currently still in the Navy about to retire after 21 years
Evans, RichardBMSNMar 20, 1991 – Sep 30, 19921STHad a great time, learned a lot,grew up fast and would do it again in a heartbeat! richard.evans22@yahoo.com
Seely, RandyEN1Jun 1, 1991 – Mar 4, 1992THE BEST SHIP AND CREW IN THE NAVY, IF THEY BROUGHT HER BACK I'D BE THE FIRST IN LINE
Duff, James BradyCTOCJun 16, 1991 – Oct 1, 1992A GANGWAS AN EN3 ON THE LAST DEPLOYMENT. NOW A CTO CHIEF HEADED BACK OUT TO SEA AGAIN.
Bruce, DavidLCDRJul 1991 – Aug 1992XOGreat CO, great crew. DECOM was hard, but glad to see her get a new life with the Mexican Navy.
Dawkins, David "Tex"SMSNJul 5, 1991 – Sep 30, 1992OCI served on Newport for the final cruise, and for Decomissioning. Now working as a Federal law enforcement officer, with the Bureau of Prisons. Anybody who remembers me, feel free to e-mail! Anybody with a spare patch, please contact me.
Anderson, Doug "Andy"FNAug 1991 – Feb 1992A GangTo Richard Vitito: VI-TI-TO, VI-TI-TO!! Your response was always : AND-ER-SON, AND-ER-SON!!! Lmao! To Capt Ungvarsky: I thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to go to Dental Technician School!
Castelo, MikeHT3Nov 2, 1991 – Oct 9, 1992RepairIt was my first command and the best command I have ever been on. Being part of a close nit family of brothers is something I will never forget.Please if anyone would like to contact me feel free. Would like to talk about the old days.
Kapper, ChrisMSSNMar 13, 1992 – Sep 30, 1992S2This was my first ship that I was ever stationed on. I met her after she docked in Marseille, France in 1992. It was a great ship and I miss her, the crew and the CO. CDR Ungvarsky was a great Captain. It was a shame to decommission her.

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