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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
Leary, MichaelE51975 – 1978Electrical2nd time setting this up. Great memories of the Caribbean and Panama City Ain't she pretty, Running aground in Panama City, Deep diving and deep sonar. Great Electrician shop! Best buds.
West, MichaelSTG3Mar 1975 – Jun 1976Checked on board early 75 until 6-76 Onboard buds( Roger,Fuzzy,Ricky J,Waldo,Dohickey, Noisette,Wayne,Philly Vic,and 1 big Italian mess cook cant think of his name
Humphrey, BobPN2Oct 15, 1975 – Mar 1, 1976AdminI was onboard for only six months. I wish I could have stayed longer. Best ship ever.
Dye, ErnestSKCMNov 1975 – Sep 1977SupplyReported onboard in PC Beach, Florida after completing winter-over tour in Antarctica. What a welcome change. Great crew and very memorable tour. Only time I was seasick in 30 years. I now serve aboard my Bass Boat in Lake Fork, TX.
Randy, Ferguson / FergieHT 3 Jan 1976 – Jun 1979EngineeringI would like to here from any one that served from 76-79 on the fido. Made a lot of friends on the Fido and would like to get in touch with them again. remember we ran a ground in st.andrews bay, the point lobos uscg had to get us off
Payne, JrEN2Jan 5, 1976 – Oct 5, 1979EnginemanMany great memories - Tommy "Bones" Young , Chief Lumpkin , Luggie , TJ Bumbgraner , Hopsing , Geno , Richard Valardi , Randy Ferguson , Richard Beaver , Fligger , and all the rest of the crew. Does anyone remember Bermuda or Virgin Islan
Ferguson, Randy (Fergie)HT 3Feb 1976 – Jun 1979EngineeringHad a great time on the Fido. PC Beach 19ys old 70's are you kidding! Some best friends were made on that ship. Andy Cordell, JR Payne, I still keep I touch with these two guys.
Harris, RandyYN2Apr 10, 1976 – Apr 15, 1979AdminJust came across this site and recognized some names. Best duty station.
Cashman, WilliamSTG11977 – 1982Deck/Ops
Lorenz, JayRM2Apr 1, 1977 – Oct 20, 1979Long time ago. Remember Fido well. Also Charleston, Panama City, Key West, etc.... Cruise to Philadelphia was fun too! Great ship, great time.
Jeff, SmithOS3Jul 1977 – Jan 3, 1981OperationHello to Randy Ferguson,Rocco Velardi ET3 Kruhmin OS3 Hartman, Qm Cordell,Qm1 Nystel ,Os2 Evans, Bm Wesley Lutz,Mike Heib,Clarence “Spud” Vitalis,Tom Judd, RM3 jay lorenz,Ic2 Erwin,Bradley Ocamb,and other mates.Hello.
Wimberly, WilliamRM2Jan 5, 1978 – Jun 15, 1981ops
Velardi, Richard RoccoEN2Aug 19, 1978 – Jun 22, 1982EngineeringNothing will ever top the days onboard. P.C. was one of the best places on the planet.Often wonder why any of us left.Miss all the guys, wives, and families.Some really good times and some great trips.We should reunite
Keepin, RichardRM1Oct 1978 – Jul 1979OCJoined the Fido in the yards (Charleston, SC) Enjoyed my short tour although we spent more time in Charleston than home port. Solid Shield was a challange. Interesting tour. Retired in Panama City 92 (RMCS).
Mathis, Johneen31979 – 1980REAR ENGINE ROOM
Disinger, David / Dice profile iconSTG3Jan 10, 1979 – May 15, 1979DeckShort but sweet.Learned alot.
Storer, Ronan / RexMS3Jan 15, 1979 – Jun 1981I was one of the cooks for the Fido. Some of the guys I hung around with were, Rocco Velardi, Ray Bogle. I had some great times on the ship. I voluteered for Diego Garcia. I ended up being a Master At Arms over there.
Dorr, KevinEN3Jan 20, 1979 – Apr 25, 1980Engineering/Aft ERJohn Stapleton was my boss, I drove a 75 camaro and hung with OS2 Bob Evans, SN Jeff DeShazer, FN Brad Ocamb. Im old and fat now, Drive a truck for Werner Enterprises. I have 4 fabulous grandkids. Time has done me well!! I hope to hear from old pals
Deshazer, JeffEN2Mar 1979 – Mar 1983EngineeringGreat People and a great ship. I have many good memories.
Bixler, VictorQMSAJun 11, 1979 – Aug 22, 1983bridgelove serving onboard fido also rember so great time at the bears den i salute all my old shipmates
Meyer, MikeSTG2Dec 1, 1979 – Apr 1982OPSContinues in the Mine warfare community till retirement. Still working on the MCMs. Works the MHCs and made many trips to Taiwan to support the MSOs they had.
Moran, JimEM3Mar 31, 1980 – Mar 31, 1981ESpent most of this duty floating around th e Gulf of Mexico rescuing Cuban refugees. One adventure was when the ship was summoned to the Carribean to ID an unknown contact - a school of blue fish, not a Russian Sub!
Bixler, Victor / Bosco profile iconSaAug 1980 – Aug 24, 1981ops
Westmoreland, John MarkSEAMAN BUSTED TO SA LOL DECK APENov 1980 – Feb 1982DeckI had alot of fun aboard and ashore... just ask anybody.
Thrasher, WilliamHT31981 – 1985Enginering
Norrell, MarkEN21981 – Jan 1985SnipeI moved back to PC, can't get enough of it I guess, Down the Hatch is gone but I'm still here... Good Times on the Fido
Benefield, WilliamHt21981 – 1983EngSHOULD OF STAYED GREAT CREW
Bourland, TimothyHT3May 22, 1981 – Jul 16, 1984RepairMy first ship. Had a great time.
Don, Winter JrIC1 (SW)Jun 1981 – Jul 1985EngineeringNever will forget my days of ironmen of wooden ships onboard the Fido
Hummel, RichEM3Jun 1, 1981 – Dec 29, 1984EngineeringFt. Lauderdale !!!!!!!!!!!
Cropper, LonnieHMCDec 14, 1981 – Dec 14, 1984Medical DepartmentThe best 3 years of my life on board the Fido.
Stowits, BobOS31982 – 1985Operations
Hand, DonaldBMC (SW)Dec 27, 1982 – Jul 30, 1984Weapons
Kahan, DavidRMSNJan 1983 – Jun 1986OperationsHad some fun while on board Fido but also got into a little trouble that to this day, I don't think I deserved. Looking for some friends that were stationed onboard while I was there. Radar is one. Wish I could rem the names of the rest.
Torkelson, KenHT2Jan 4, 1983 – Sep 21, 1985Engineering
Beasley, SamRM2Mar 1, 1983 – Jun 15, 1985OPSHad a lot of friends on the Fidelity. I remember a lot of hard work, and some good times. Lots of sea stories.
Peachee, GlennBMSNMar 1, 1983 – Feb 15, 1985deck
Zbikowski, Thomas SkisnJun 1983 – Sep 1986deckhad an awesome time on the fido lots of parties lots of women lots of trouble, still live in panama city great place to live and work wat up hand, such , vega,
Clements, JerryLTJGJun 1983 – Mar 1985OpertationsI learned a lot on the Fido. Wasn't as much fun for me as it was for some, but learning often isn't fun.
Torkelson, KenHT2Jan 1, 1984 – Sep 25, 1985HT shop RepairHad a great time aboard the Fido, I would go again if I could
Dotson, JerryRM3Jan 15, 1984 – Jun 15, 1985OPSHad a great time while stationed on the Fido. I live in N.E. FL now north of Jacksonville and work for the USPS as a Mail Processing Mechanic. I work with Bill Lilly an RM and David Ross an ET on the Fido. Small world.
Herman, AlanEM2Apr 1984 – May 1985E-DivisionAfter waiting for the ship to return to PC for 3 weeks, had to meet the ship in SC. Was interesting times. Did the C.O. have a girlfriend in every port and did she drive a different chevelle or was that my imagination?
Beaston, JonathanFNAug 7, 1984 – Aug 15, 1985MI HAD SOME PROBLEMS ON THIS SHIP IF ANY ONE THAT HAD NEW ME WOULD KNOW THIS. PUT IT THIS WAY IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. I NEVER PICKED A MINE SWEEPER AGAIN DURING MY CAREER BUT I DID PICK A SALVAGE SHIP WHICH WAS JUST THE SAME
Morton, KennyRM2Oct 1, 1984 – Apr 1, 1987RADIO SHACKLots of friends that i will never forget. Great Times in Key West.
Wagner, AndrewMS2Oct 5, 1984 – Sep 9, 1988Supply - S2I arrived on Fidelity as an MSSA - left an MS2 - we were always a rent a car away from home. Facebook and Twitter below http://www.twitter.com/ajw256 http://www.facebook.com/ajw64 http://on.fb.me/mso443

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