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USS Gallant (MSO 489) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Gallant (MSO 489). 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 103 crew members registered for the USS Gallant (MSO 489).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Porcari, BrianEN2Feb 1978 – Jul 1980Aft Engine RoomGood times, great people, fun adventures. Long hours underway keeping those Packards buzzing but we always made it. Everytime we pulled away under lcdr Herrman we heard "Sittin by the dock of the bay" by Ottis Redding.
Willson, MarkSTGSNApr 8, 1978 – May 15, 1980OpsOne of primary sonar operators during emergency clearing of declared minefield in Sacramento harbor and channel in January 1980. When not at console I was topside with M14 looking for moored mines. Heavy winds, no sleep.
Philbin, BrianOSSNJun 1, 1978 – Jul 6, 1979Operations
Baird, PatrickEM3Jun 2, 1978 – Aug 10, 1980EngineeringWhat a party ship! I remember the two weeks we were tied up at the degaussing pier in San Diego and had a kegger on the beach every night.
Demonbrun, FrankSTG1(SS)(DV)(SW)Oct 1978 – Nov 1980OPSGreat crew, great time, and absolutely THE BEST CO - LCDR Hermann!
Weathersbee, Plexico JrBM2Nov 1978 – Jul 1982DeckThe best command I serve on Capt Herman. I remember Sr Chief Robert "Willy"Williams. RIP. BM2 Ed Hogan, BM3 Steve Belasquez, SM2 Michael k. SandersTo all my brothers I would love to hear from you.
Kelly, MatthewRM3Nov 8, 1978 – Nov 3, 1980RadiomanHung out with Joe B...Patrick Baird, Juergen Schmallacker Very Cool times.....great people...also served with Joe B. in Guam...Remember Carol Eckman
Brack, James (Jim)STG21979 – 1983Ops
Osborn, Jeff / Ozzieen31979 – Jun 6, 1982aft engine room
Bonifante, JoeRM2Feb 8, 1979 – Nov 24, 1981Operations
Helmick, Christophere-3 sonar techMar 1, 1980 – Jul 1981operationsgreat first duty station.i can remember quite a bit of good times and mischief with guys like hogan,bosco,ozzie,randy rice and everyone else.our own private wing of rooms with the great views of s.f. and the bay.
Green, AllenEN2Sep 22, 1980 – Sep 22, 1983EngineroomI had a lot of fun . A few fights a few beers and a lot of bullshit. Had fun trying to get guys seasick and eating the extra food. Remember Paul Stupey, Joe Cabral, Ricky Rodriguez, Roco from New York, Mark Schrone, Bosc
Carr, CharlesGMG1Dec 1980 – Dec 1983DeckHad a great time. Remember Hogan, Weathersbee, Bosco running the fantail. Best duty I had in 25 years. Retired in 1993. Live in Sasebo, Japan.
Lewis, Steven / Little BoatsBM31981 – 1983DECKwish the crews of the uss Gallant MSO 489 Fair Sea's and good winds for there futures. I spent 2 tours aboard the Gallant. best wishes to everyone
Galliher, PatrickOS21981 – 1983OI
Pettibone, MikeEN3Jan 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1983A - Gang
Alston, DarrellSK3May 1, 1981 – Sep 1, 1984
Frost, JackHM1Mar 1982 – May 1984MedicalColateral duty ship's diver & career counselor. Sorry to see "Super Sweep" decom'd; glad she's still in service. Still dream about her. Rec'd a commission in the Medical Service Corps in '86. Retired a LCDR in 04.
Sexton, MichaelBM2Jan 1, 1983 – Oct 26, 1985DeckClean Sweep ;-)
Field, MichaelBM3Mar 1983 – Jul 1983DECKBosco, where are you? Best times at the Portland rose festival!
Darcy, TedEN2Sep 1983 – Jun 1987A GANGMade a lot of friends on that ship. 1 trip to Hawaii, 1 to Alaska, 1 to Ensinada 2 to Canada and many many to San Diego. Got out just before the Persian Gulf.
Markowitz, DavidDCCSW1984 – Sep 30, 1989ENG/REPAIRreporter aboard as a first class petty officer made chief petty officer.made one trip to the Persian Gulf, made a trip to Hawaii and Alaska while on board.
Muller, GregSK2(SW)1984 – 1987SupplyMy 1st day onboard, I played racquetball with the CO, Cdr Tom Coward (TC). A lot of guys were getting off after RIMPAC, lots of turnover. Our trips to AK, OR , WA, Mexico and "other" places were a blast.
Frederickson, TracyEN2/EN1/ENCJun 9, 1984 – Jan 13, 1989EngineeringThe Gallant was a career maker for me. I was blessed to serve with the best of the best. There was nothing that we didn't accomplish from repairing the old Packard's to passing all of our certifications.
Deem, GeorgeEN2Sep 1, 1984 – Sep 22, 1985MPI enjoied my year onboard . Visited Portland,Anchorage,Juno and Ketchakan while assigned. I remember well Packard ID1700 main prop diesel engines
Lewis, Steven / Little BoatsBM21985 – 1988Deck
Pryor, Tom profile iconRMC(SW)1986 – 1989OpsGreat, tight crew. Met many reservists who trained. Unfortunately, lost fellow RM during 1989 earthquake in San Francisco. Promoted to RMC(SW) while aboard.
Mead, LarryEN3Jan 15, 1986 – Apr 29, 1988Engineering
Nunez, WalterEN2Jun 15, 1986 – May 14, 1990A Gang4 great years on Gallant, 2 Persian Gulf tours on Enhance 88, 89. Took Gallant up to Seattle for Dry dock. Now with DHS/CBP. for 19 years on the "border" in Nogales, AZ. Still like to work out and listen to some Rock!
Woodman, Keith (Woody)SM2Aug 1986 – Oct 1987OPS/OC
Donschikowski, GaryE31987 – 1990A Gang
Sorinio, NarcisoDec 1987 – Apr 1991EngineeringIron men on the wooden ship, I was on board when ship main propulsion and genset was replaced to Waukesha engine from old leaky Packard engine. I am still a selres and soon be retiring ENC. Spent most time underway and drydock.
Winans, JohnET2Jan 18, 1988 – Dec 24, 1990operationsWhen I was aboard we spent most of the time underway in the south bay,when we got lucky we went out to sea.And fire drills every day.I went to SIMA San Francisco after three years aboard with SELRES.
Mills, ChuckDC2Jun 1988 – Sep 1991RepairI arrived on board as an E-2 after completing Damage Control A School at Treasure Island. I did one rotation to the Persian Gulf from Feb. 89' - Jun. 89'. Met my wife in 90', and left the service in Sept. 91' as an E-5.
Mullen, TomBM1Jul 1988 – Apr 1993DECKRFW- My worst day onboard was when the Capt ordered the ship to slow while we had gear out in the bay. lost the whole sweep. wires parted EMs not able to pluse failed inspection. won a NAM for it. Yea I remember the shoot out in Oakland!
Hutchinson, John (Hutch)BMC(SW)Oct 1988 – Nov 1990DeckIron men wooden ships
Tomlinson, BrianSR-SA-SN-PN3Dec 1988 – 1990Deck/admin personnelONE TRIP TO THE GULF, Watched to anchor detail lose the anchor onboard Enhance. Discovered missing sonar Enhance. Watched San Fran burn after earthquake.
Sorinio, NarcisoEN2/E5Dec 1, 1988 – Jun 1, 1993EngineeringStarted my tour of duty after my transfer from USS McKee. An honor to serve with Iron men on a wooden ship. It was on our watch when the ship was retrofitted with Waukesha engine and got rid of old and leaky Packard Eng.
Del Rosario, MannyBM3Mar 2, 1989 – Jun 2, 1990DeckI was a reservist(weekend warrior) on the Gallant but dd active duty on the USS Saipan from '86-'89.
Espino, Reynaldo F. Jr.HMCJun 1, 1989 – Aug 1, 1992Medical H divisionGreetings to you all Iron Men. I recognized most of those who posted, but no one yet from the goat locker. I left the Gallant for PA school in San Diego, got commissioned in 1994, retired after 30 years in 2009. Chiefs sound of!
Wilmoth, KellyBM1Jul 1989 – Apr 1994
Jones, Glen/ JonesyEN3-FN-EN3Oct 1, 1989 – Nov 2, 1991A-GangArrived from overseas in time for the "89 earthquake! Still work for Uncle sam..as a civillian now. Anybody else remember getting shot at while in the Oakland shipyard? My only wartime story after 5 years in.
Gonzales, Todd Aka SpeedyE-4Nov 28, 1989 – Feb 8, 1993Engineering EMO2 aft engine roomHad a great time onboard and met lots of interesting and cool people. Any shipmates feel free to contact me anytime.
Re Coy, JamesSK2Dec 1989 – Aug 1993SupplyMy first duty station after A School had a lot of fun onboard and met allot of good people and met a fellow sailor who is my best friend and goddaughters dad.

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