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USS Fidelity (MSO 443) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fidelity (MSO 443). 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 110 crew members registered for the USS Fidelity (MSO 443).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1974 | 1975 – 1984 | 1985 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Chambers, BillSNMar 27, 1957 – Mar 18, 1961Spent my 4 years on the Fido. Enjoyed most of it. 3 trips to the Med. Still remember a lot of good men I served with and some not so good but would not change any of the time I had onboard. (well most anyway) Great experence.
Freeman, CharlesEM1Jan 1959 – Apr 1960E DIVI CAME ABOARD WHILE THE SHIP WAS IN TAMPA BAY SHIPYARD FOR OVERHAUL
Washburn, Dpem21960 – 1962engineer
Monticue, Phillip ''stew''cs3Apr 1960 – Mar 1962CookGreat experience,the carribean trips were unbelieveable for a guy nineteen years old,'''oh to only go back'''
Raber, LeeSN1961 – 1962Deck/supplyFido was a great ship. I remember the gash taken out of the starbord side during a towing exercise.
Raber, LeeSN1961 – 1961Deck/supplyFido was a great ship. I remember the gash taken out of the starbord side during a towing exercise.
Yaniga, MartyRD31961 – 1962OI/OPSNjoied The FIDO ,too young to know better :-)
Ploth, GeorgeSTGC1962 – 1975OPSSERVED ON THE MIGHTY FIDO FROM 1962 TO 1975 IN VARIOUS RANKS (E-1 TO E-7. SERVED UNDER 6 OF THE 18 CAPTAINS. RETIRED IN 1977, RECEIVED MY MASTERS FROM THE CITADEL. WORKED AS SPECIAL AGENT FOR DSS. CURRENTLEY TOTALLY RETYIRED FLYING R/C A
Raber, LeeSN1962 – 1962Deck/supplyFido was a great ship. I remember the gash taken out of the starbord side during a towing exercise.
Raber, LeeSNJan 13, 1962 – 1963deck/supplyWill never forget the good and bad times, She was a great ship..Got transfered to the Alacrity MSO 520
Toth, MartinynsnOct 1, 1962 – May 1, 1963Ships Office
Key, PostellBM2Jul 11, 1963 – Feb 28, 1967Came aboard as a Seaman in July 1963 and had an accident in Febuary 1967 after attaining the BM2 rank.Was Minesweep trained in Charleston at the Mine war Fare training center .Instructer was BM1 Gandy.Stayed in Navy and Retired BMC in 1986.
Cole, EdwardLTNov 1963 – Jun 1965XO
Newell, J CarlRM1Feb 1, 1964 – Mar 10, 1966OPSMy tour on Fido was an outstanding experience. Members of Radio Gang over the 2 years was me, Danny Wilkes, Dan Porter, David Winn, Herman Jones and Usarzawitz. I left USN after 8 years with tons of great experience and memories.
Moyer, ChrisYN1Aug 29, 1964 – Sep 30, 1966Ship's YNI look back now and realize I REALLY loved the FIDELITY and her small hard working crew. At the time I wasn't too thrilled about going to sea since I was always the one who got sea sick. I retired as YNCS 9/75.
Hardaway, BenSASep 1964 – Jul 1965DeckWas mess cook part of time waiting for ET school. Went to Gitmo, Rosie Roads.
Bauer, EdwardEM31965 – Apr 26, 196882
Bowker, GeorgeEN3Jan 4, 1966 – Oct 10, 1968enginman
Sears, DonaldRM3Jun 1966 – Sep 1967OPSWent aboard after having come back to the states from NavComSta Greece. Left and went to TTY school in Norfolk.
Lillo, PeteSM3Jun 1, 1966 – Mar 1, 1968I was the Signalman onboard the Fidelity on the Med trip in August 1967 I was transferred to the Fearless for 6 Months. Baylor Goode was my striker, Charlie Gaskill was the 1st Class Quartermaster. Lt. Cmdr. Copeman was the Captain.
Miller, MillieEN2Jul 15, 1966 – Jul 15, 1968Engineering
Hawkins, Martin/martyETR3Apr 1967 – May 1969CIC/radarGreat ship and crew.Enjoyed Med & Baltimore.Rem storm in Med? What hapnd to Lurch? Hope this finds all of you happy & well.....ran aground? whowas driving?? Probbly same guy who put hole in side.....
Moroney, ThomasLTJGJun 9, 1967 – Oct 1, 1968Minesweeping
Craig, Donald (Don)RM2Aug 1967 – Jan 1970OPSCame to the Fido out of "A" school and went straight to the Med. Stayed with the ship into Baltimore refurb then back to Charleston for 3 months with my tour was up. Stayed in Charleston for college
Autenrieth, DannyOS21969 – 1973OperationsFirst ship after A-School what a good time, a lot of great memories I will never forget.
Autenrieth, DannyOS3Feb 1970 – May 1973OperationsI have many wonderful memories of serving on this vessel. It was my first ship and reported fresh out of A school. We were like a family. I advanced to OS1 and got out in 1976. Came back into the Navy in 1985 as a Seabee BU2. Retired in 1999 as BUC.
Gammon, George MRM2Feb 1, 1970 – Aug 1, 1972OCGood time on Fido ... Did the Med cruise where we ended up towing another MSO back to Charleston .. Good ship ..
Feltus, JonEN-3Jun 21, 1970 – Feb 15, 1972Engineering: Main PropulsionOn board 70-72
Barker, Forester (John)PN1Sep 1, 1970 – Sep 27, 1973FIDO was the first of four ships I served on in my Navy career. I really enjoyed my time on Fidelity. The 20 day transit from Rota to Charleston during the 1971 MED cruise was unforgettable. I retired in 1988 as a CWO-4 and now live in Hampton, VA
Chin, JuiE4Nov 23, 1970 – Nov 9, 1972CommisaryServed as chef/cook for 2 years, went on one Med Cruise and served with another chef, believe his name was Steve, he was a good friend and a little crazy, but hey it was the 70's. A couple of good Filipino Steward buddys
Adams, TomLTJGAug 15, 1971 – Jun 1, 1974EngineeringLoved the small ship environment with a very close crew both officers and men.
Gillespie, Randy profile iconYN21972 – 1976Ship's OfficeFour years aboard Fido - took 2 years to get over sea sickness....Started as boatswain mate and left as YN2.
Caawthon, Franklin profile iconLTJGJan 1972 – Aug 1974Ops OfficerServed with Jerry Post, Tom Berry and Mike Boothe as CO's. Tom Adams, Walter King, Mike Ovca in the ward room. Dave Sargent and Ray Lewzuski were XO's.
Fontenot, WadeHT2Feb 1972 – Mar 1974ENGI WAS THE ONLY HT ABOARD AT THE TIME. HAD A GREAT TIME ON HER, ESP CUBA
Bentz, RonaldEN3Nov 1972 – Nov 1973Engeering dept. EN3 diesel mechanic
Henderson, Milton LittlemanOS3Mar 19, 1973 – Aug 9, 1976operationPanama City Fl. was great
McClelland, DonHTFNDec 1973 – Jun 1976ENGINEERINGHAD A GOOD TIME ON THE OLE FIDO, MET A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE ON BOARD. CURRENTLY COMMANDER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 108 BRADFORD, PA. 16701.
Hust, Martin KMS21974 – 1977Home port change from Chas SC to PYC FL
Hardison, ColeIC2Feb 15, 1974 – Jan 7, 1977EHomeport Charleston SC changed to Panama City FL On board during Hurricane Eloise Sept 1975 Panama City
Calmes, MichaelE3Sep 1974 – May 1976Propulsion Engine RoomI served as an engineman when we moved from Charleston,SC to Panana City, FL. Lovely place!! $ badass Waukesha-Pierce diesels to play with...
Leary, MichaelE5Dec 1974 – May 1978EMYou guys were great. Need to toast the sale of this barge for 13,000 after all the hard work we did...Lots of Panama City Beach to US Virgin Islands and that town called HELL. Rinker, you better lay that gun down!

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