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USS Exploit (MSO 440) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Exploit (MSO 440). 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 72 crew members registered for the USS Exploit (MSO 440).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1976 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stone, RobertDamage controlman first class1954 – 1957NA
Kalash, DeanMar 1954 – 1957DECKA PLANK OWNER---QUARTERMASTER-SIGNAL MAN UNDER GEO. FOSS QM3 COMMISSIONED THE SHIIP MARCH 31 IN NEW ORLEANS. LA.
Waters, DonSTG1Oct 22, 1957 – May 15, 1964Operations
Snyder, RobertLtjgJun 1959 – Jun 1961EngineeringChief Engineer,DCA,Electrical Officer,MPA. Retired from Dept of Navy
Weiser, GeorgeYN3Jun 15, 1959 – May 15, 1961OpsReally miss the old girl. She was a tough old bird.
Weiser, GeorgeYN3Jul 15, 1959 – May 15, 1961OperationsFirst assignment, great ship, greater crew. Remain in touch with some of the guys. Too bad the reunions came to an end.
Whitmire, WilliamLtjgAug 1959 – Aug 1962DeckMinesweep Officer, First LT, Gunnery Officer Did second tour on USS Okinawa 1965-68, returned to Orlando, FL and retired from Lockeed Martin in 1992. Currently lives in Ocoee, FL
Lineen, Paul "pt"RM2Aug 1961 – Sep 1966OperationsLoved every minute onboard. We have reunions so pls give me your email address so I can forward info to u. Next one is 2009 May 14-17 at Branson, Mo. Interested Let me know. Dave Brown and I are handling this one.
Steele, FlintEM3Jan 2, 1962 – Mar 10, 1965ENG.
Clark, RobertE31963 – 1965
Cullen, PeteRD3Jan 29, 1963 – Jan 1964
Harmon, Anders LarryEM 21964 – 1966EE
Sexton, Larry profile iconEn/E3Oct 1965 – Oct 1968Engine room
Runyon, RichardEn1966 – 1968Engine roomLooking for anyone that was on during the med and late 1960's. My phone # 4054290853
Sexton, LarryFM3Jan 1966 – Oct 1968North Atlantic Mine Sweep Squadron
Goode, RodSNFeb 1966 – Jan 1968deck/opsthis was the best duty I had,leavinn this ship was the biggest mistake I made in the navy.
Lovsmith, WilliamRDSNMar 1966 – Mar 1967CICI was on radar, Oct.1966, during Hurricane Inez, they told us to anchor in the middle of the bay. With both anchors out, full speed ahead, into the wind, we were dragged out to sea 6 miles. When the eye came, we went back in, set anchor for phase two
Cybrynski, Ronnie SkiRDSNApr 15, 1966 – 1967operationsI reported for duty fresh out of RDA school treasure island I was replaced by clenton dykes brother and transfered to the Sagacity MSO469
Lovsmith, WilliamRDSNMay 15, 1966 – May 28, 1967CICMSO 440 offered an opportunity to dance out to sea with hurricane Inez, twice, while we were anchored in the middle of Guantanamo Bay at full speed ahead into 170 mph winds. I watched it on radar all day and stood quarterdeck watch after.
MacHado, Michael profile iconRM2Sep 1966 – Nov 1968OperationsMy time aboard the USS Exploit was one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences of my life.
Wedgewood, BobDamage Controller E51968 – 1969Damage Control
Mathewson, CraigYNSNFeb 1968 – Jul 1969She was the first, and best.
Koff, JerryRD-3Jul 1968 – Jul 1970operationsMy first ship. I did a Med cruise while aboard. Great bunch of guys. We had refresher training in Fort Lauderdale.. I left in 1970 after swapping duty with an RD3 on the Excel in Long Beach. CA. Nam cruise on the Excel..
Cowan, JohnBM31970 – 19721St DeckMy first ship. One of the few Packard Boats at the time.
Foster, RickLTJGJan 6, 1970 – Jul 19, 1971OperationsThis was my first ship after a year in country Vietman on River Patrol Boats
Foster, Charles / RickLTJGFeb 1, 1970 – Jul 19, 1971OperationsI was a LTJG fresh off a tour of incountry Vietnam on River Boats.
Hanks, RichardRD3Jun 1970 – Jan 1972 Just 3 days before the ship left to go up north for cold weather ops, I left the ship and Navy in early January 1972 to attend Clemson University,
Steve, JohnsonLTjgAug 1970 – Aug 9, 1973XOReported as 1st Lt then OPS and ended as XO. I had many good friends & wonderful experiences from Maine (Snowy Beach) to Panama via Guantanamo escorting MSCs on first leg to Indonesia.
Trowbridge, RichardSTG3Jul 1971 – Sep 1972OPSFirst of 5 MSO's. Came back to Exploit in 1991 as part of the MCM REFTRA team.(STGCS(SW))
Trowbridge, RichardSTG3Aug 6, 1971 – Oct 25, 1972OPS1st sea command. Great ship mates.
Rogers, WillLCDRSep 1971 – 1973Commanding OfficerA great ship and great crew! A highlight of my Navy career!
Groene, Darrel(bud)RDSNOct 23, 1971 – Oct 1972OperationsThis was my first ship and I was proud to be a part of the crew
McKnight, ReedETN21972 – 1974OPS
Allen, GregSnSep 1972 – May 1975Engineering and Deck force This was my first ship, my C.O. was Will Rogers. I was still Quite fresh when we had a change of command. I was at his going away party at some club,on the jukebox he played I'me your Captain by grand funk railroad. What a guy.
McPherson, RickySNNov 30, 1972 – Nov 28, 1975E-3
Brown, RickSeaman 3Dec 29, 1972 – Sep 26, 1975Deck hand - storekeeperWas my first sea vessel in the Navy. Arrived just after Christmas. Went TAD to Haiphong Harbor to sweep mines with Greg Allen. Wore our whites . Spent 3 super years on this scow, from SC to Little Creek.
Moore, Darrell "red"EM 1Mar 5, 1973 – Sep 10, 1976EWooden ships and Iron men for sure. Top heavy and could rock and roll around Cape Hatteras... the "O" in MSO should never have been for ocean........but good times.
Moore, Darrell "red"EM1 (SS)Mar 5, 1973 – Sep 30, 1976EIron men and wooden ships, for sure. Made many a trip around Cape hatteras, rock and roll. The "O" in MSO should never have been for Ocean........but good times.
Haggard, Richard E51974 – 1974R
Bowers, BillEN !Oct 1974 – Jul 1975E3rd MSO for me Exulant and Bulwark were the other 2
Flagler, CharlesE-3/FNDec 1974 – Nov 1976Eng
Whitehead, John (Jaydee)EM2Dec 15, 1974 – Aug 15, 1979ENGINEERINGWITHOUT A DOUBT, THE BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE.

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