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USS Ability (MSO 519) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ability (MSO 519). 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 35 crew members registered for the USS Ability (MSO 519).

Hough, William L.LT. CMDRJun 1958 – Aug 1960Captain(Written by Cmdr. Hough's son). Father passed away January 4th 2003 due to lukemia. He held the rank of Rear Admiral. When he retired,he became a banker in Los Angeles.
Newbauer, EdET2Aug 1958 – Dec 10, 1959Was in commissioning crew. Got out in 1959. Re-enlisted in 1961 and served on Submarines until 1978.
Cantrell, BillRD2Aug 4, 1958 – 1959opsI was a plankowner and reupped for B school. Went on to cruisers, DDG, and carrier. Retired from USS Kitty Hawk in 1975 as OSCS. Great Ship
O'Neal, WilliamSTOREKEEPER 3RD CLASS1959 – 1962
Truitt, CharlesEM1959 – 1963electricalElectrican's Mate on USSAbility MSO519 and the USS Cory DDR817
Hales, James WilburCS-3May 11, 1959 – Sep 24, 1960CommissaryI made one tour to the Med.
Fonk, Bill Or EwEN 3Aug 1, 1959 – Jun 1, 196185?shipmates once , shipmates for-ever
Herring, BillyIC3Oct 1959 – Jun 9, 1961MinDiv85I was aboard for its first Med cruise and the Freedom 7 space shot.
Haverkamp, James (Dutch)SOGSA-SOG3Nov 1959 – Jun 1961
Hightower, TommyEN2Dec 4, 1959 – Mar 30, 1963EngineeringMade 1960 Med Cruise and many Caribbean cruises.
Luke, GeraldCSSNOct 6, 1960 – Dec 10, 1962Mine Squadron TenWould like to here from any of my old shipmates .
Luke, GeraldSN,CSSNNov 30, 1960 – Oct 29, 1962Deck and CommissaryLooking for any of my old ship mates that served abord the USS Ability MSO 519. Some of the officers were Captain Hawkins the skipper. and LT A.A. Fiore Executive officer.
Luke, JerryCSSNNov 30, 1960 – Nov 22, 1962Mine Squadron Ten Charleston, S.C.Looking for my old ship mates that served on the USS Ability 519 from 1960 to 1962.
Pomeroy, John (Jack)Bmbm3Dec 30, 1960 – Oct 20, 1964deckwould like to hear from "old shipmates"
Epperson, MikeRM2Mar 1961 – Jul 1962Radio (Communications)If anybody gets this please answer. Mike
Marsh, PeterPO 3RD CLASSAug 1961 – Aug 1964COMMISARYGerald, Where are you? Would like to hear from shipmates.
Ledger, DonETN2Aug 20, 1961 – Oct 1, 1962OperationsI was transfered to the USS Adroit MSO 509
Bove, LouisIC1Sep 23, 1963 – Nov 7, 1967
Verhaagen, RonRD 3Mar 1, 1964 – Feb 1967OperationsServed on the Ability and made 1 Med cruise and several Caribbean cruises.
Young, KenYN3Apr 1964 – Apr 1965DIV85 OPS (FLAGSHIP)Came aboard in charge of ships office. Would like to hear from any that may remember me!
Hopkins, DougETN2Jun 8, 1964 – Aug 16, 1966OPERATIONS
Perez, Patricio (Pat)SM3Aug 20, 1964 – Sep 20, 1965
Dean, JamesCS2Oct 25, 1964 – Oct 25, 1967commissarycook aboard the ship
Pepper, Kenneth (Ken)RD3Dec 1964 – Jan 1966OperationsShe was my first ship. Good times and hard times. Learned a lot that helped me in later years. Met BM1 Karkeek (sp?) 6/67 in Saigon; so sad about his wife. Overall, my time aboard was great.
Stendardo, JamesETR-2Jul 1965 – May 4, 1968Operations
Sayles, Ron "Soupy"MNSNSep 8, 1965 – May 6, 1967Deck ForceWas onboard for Gemini "6" & "7" space shots.Went on Florida cruises,Carribean cruise,Med cruise.Also R.I. cruise.While on Med cruise,worked with "Alvin"the mini sub to locate lost "H" bomb off Palomares
May, JamesSNNov 8, 1965 – Aug 1, 1966deckI was a deck hand on the MSO 519 and then went to the USS Sanctuary AH 17 till 1967 as a seamen
Boyle, RandyBM31966 – 1968After the Ability I transferd to IUWG2 team 21 Little Creek VA.
Jubinski Jr, Nicholas (Jabo)CS 2Jul 1966 – Apr 1968Supply - Commissarytransferred to submarines, served aboard USS Jack till discharge February 1970
Thomas, TommySNOct 12, 1966 – Dec 24, 1969DeckWent on one cruise to the Carib. and one to the Med. I was released on an early out program after I injured my knee. I would like to hear from any crew that remembers me.
Sikorski, PaulSM-2Nov 10, 1966 – May 1969DeckI hope all my old shipmates are well.I transferred to the Destroyer Harwood and then to the carrier Roosevelt and was discharged in August of '70 would like to hear from anyone that remembers me.
Roberts, JimSM2Apr 19, 1967 – Jul 15, 1967OPSServed aboard only a short time...but long enough to make it to EXPO 67 in Montreal...and the R&R trip to the Bahamas!!...was fun going down the St. Lawrence Seaway...anyone remember that?
Gulledge, Dorian (Gully)EN4Jun 25, 1967 – Jun 25, 1969EngineeringReported aboard after Vietnam. Tight ship and very well trained crew. Crib, south america and a couple meds. Very cool. Don't remember a lot of names. Been a long time.
Gohl, PaulJun 1968 – Jun 1970EM3

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