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USS Ranger (CV 61) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ranger (CV 61). 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 1846 crew members registered for the USS Ranger (CV 61).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Williams, Raymond H.AOAN0000 – Jul 9, 1992G4 weapons elevators
Richardson Jr, JamesABH 30000 – Feb 19, 1975V-3
Pestell, JackSHIP FITTER1943 – 1946i am adding my father to this crew list,some of you might remember him,for those of you who dont,he was a great mechanic,he loved boats and boat racing...he loved the mountains and being outdoors,he was into water skiing.and racing.
Borst, HenryADANSep 1956 – Aug 1960OI
Harris, Emil CharlieSEAMEN1957 – Sep 7, 1959SHIPSERVICEI HAVE A GREAT TIME ON BOARD WHILE CUTTING HAIR PLANK OWNER
MacEra, Johnae31957 – 1957v6
Wells, BruceYN31957 – Dec 26, 1958Gunnery later called V5 (As I recall)A great growing up period in my life. Sailing the seas and visiting so many ports. Put this ship in commission, a Plankowner and also became a Shellback on board. Sailed through Straits of Magellan.
Learned, Frank "Clutch"e31957 – 1961v1started out in rep 8 and went to tractor crew where i spent last two years. i never tired of watching launch and recovery of aircraft. memories too many to mention.
Glover, William [bill]MR2.Machinery repairman1957 – Nov 28, 1958AWORKED IN MACHINE SHOP WHILE I WAS ASSIGNED TO RANGER IN "a" DIVISION- I am editing this, my Dad passed away in August of 2011. If anyone remembers him, please let me know by messaging him. Thanks, Julie
Hart, HarrySN1957 – 19594thWent from a tin can (dd776) to put the Ranger into commission.A life changing experience!!!!!!
Kerns, CliffordCommander1957 –Damage ControlI would like to communicate with those men who knew my father. He was in command of Damage Control during the magazine explosion in 1958.
Moore, Ted- Codysanrd31957 – Aug 7, 1959OIPer Skip Swaggert's note, I, too am interested in getting up with other CICers, especially those around NE Ohio and SC .
Virgili, BernardSeaman1957 – Jan 29, 19595
Kane, Aloysius Aka Mike Or AlFTCM1957 –Fire controlIn memory of my Dad Aloysius michael Kane plank owner
Smith, WayneRD3 OI DIV1957 – Dec 1959OI CICI came aboard in the pre-commission detail and took the shake down cruise to Cuba. also cruised around the horn to our home port in California. Like other Radarman to contact me during 1957- 1960 on board.
McGregor, Mac "Lg"BT1Jan 1, 1957 – Jun 8, 1962M Division
Muschlitz, RussellseamanJan 3, 1957 – May 5, 1959Ships serviceI was a Barber on the ship, also a plank owner, Did some boxing also on the ship
Coonrod, Robert LseamanJan 6, 1957 – Nov 11, 19583 rd divi was with the ranger when it was commissiomed . plank owner
Sims, Stephen CLTJGMar 1957 – Jun 1, 1958Forward 5" GunPlank Owner. Left Coral Sea to prepare Ranger for commissioning. Sailed on shakedown cruise. Left prior to Ranger deployment to West Coast/Pacific. I'm very proud of my dad's service. He died March 2003.
Hewson, Charles J. Jr.PN3Apr 1957 – Apr 1958AdminPreCom detail. Plank owner. Shake down Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Blatchford, Michael (Mike)FNApr 10, 1957 – Jun 29, 1958B DIVI AM A PLANK OWNER, I WORKED IN #4 ENGINE ROOM.
Ortiz, TirsoSNApr 11, 1957 – Jun 29, 19585plank owner
Aldridge, DaveBT 2May 1957 – Jan 1959BTMy dad died and I am looking for any shipmates who knew him. Please e-mail me.
Hultgren, WhiteyAO3May 1957 – Aug 11, 1959V5&G Div.Plank owner.Wish i could do it all over again.great opportunity to serve my country on the best ship in the fleet.Looking to reconnect with shipmates and all plank owners.
King, BobET3May 1957 – Sep 1958OE
Hultgren, EverettJun 1957 – Aug 1959
Graham, ThomasFNJun 4, 1957 – Jul 4, 1960A-1Great memorys, Plank Owner
Schaale, PaulMM3Jun 7, 1957 – Sep 1958MThe crew was the best
Miller, RolandRD-3Jun 10, 1957 – Nov 15, 1959OIBest time of my life. This was the time that I became a man. I thank the USNavy for such a great opportunity to serve my country on the finest ship that ever sailed.
Cairns, LarryEM3Jun 10, 1957 – Mar 4, 1959E
Meoli, George "Red"AMH2Jun 26, 1957 – Sep 18, 1958V-6 AirLooking for ALL former Ranger shipmates, All YEARS! Sect/Tres USS Ranger Reunion Assoc.
Meoli, GeorgeAMH2Jun 28, 1957 – Sep 18, 1958V-6 Division/Air Department
Rufus L Cribb, LarryLT(JG)Jun 30, 1957 – May 30, 1959OperationsCIC Watch Officer. Plank Owner.
Hughes, Robert S. "bob"ADR-ANJul 1957 – Aug 1958E-3(Plankowner) Would like to hear from other shipmates.
Longoria, ReneSN 4TH DIVISIONJul 1957 – 19614THTHE BEST OF THE BEST !
Neale, MikePHGANJul 1, 1957 – Jan 13, 1959OPPlank owner.
Wright, Stanley ShenandoahGMSNJul 10, 1957 – Nov 18, 19605thhave names of 31 sailors that was in 5yh div
Teachey, JamesGM3Jul 10, 1957 – May 20, 19605THplank owner shell back cape horn 2 west pack cruse
Teachey, JamesGM3Jul 12, 1957 – May 12, 19605thPlamk owner great ship
Cope, RoyET1Aug 1957 – Jun 1958OE
Harris, EmilseamenAug 1957 – Nov 1959ship service
Bailey, C T TomABU2Aug 1957 – Oct 1960V 1
Lewis, Robert profile iconmm3Aug 1957 – Mar 1961MPlank Owner
Swaggert, Rodell / SkippRADARMANAug 4, 1957 – Nov 21, 1960OILooking 4 OI Division guys in the above time frame ?? there R 17 of us in contact at present on the net, ~~~ we need U !!!
Carpency, ErnieICFNAug 10, 1957 – Jan 15, 1960EPlank owner
Gibb, DaveEM3Aug 10, 1957 – Aug 7, 1959E2nger!
Robitaille, Albert (Al)RM3Aug 10, 1957 – Sep 8, 1958Radio Operator (OR?)Member Pre-Commisioning Detail, Skeleton Crew for Navy Acceptance & Commissioning Crew August 10, 1957. Took Ranger around the Horn to west coast, changing from Atlantic to Pacific Fleet. Discharged upon arrival at Treasure Island.
Custard, DennisE3Aug 10, 1957 – Jun 15, 1960v1 v2 aircontrollove todo it again great ship and crew it made me grow up i was out high school to boot to the ship i was on the shakedown
Downes, EugeneAirmanAug 10, 1957 – 1958Air DepartmentI well remember the days of hard work loading Ammo and Supplies getting ready for the Shake Down Cruse. 1958 a request came through the Air Department asking for volunteers to be transfered to Port Lyautey for duty. I volunteered and received Orders to g
Lindsey, GlennJOURNALIST THIRD CLASSAug 10, 1957 – Dec 1959PERSONNELI LEFT SHIP EARLY BECAUSE OF SHIPBOARD EXPLOSION
Boudrot, Herbert Boudrotao anAug 15, 1957 – Sep 20, 1959v5it was a privledge to serve will my fellow friends i made while aboard the uss ranger i still correspond with maney of my ship mates .it was a great ship i hope to be able to see her again one day.
Briana, JosephairmanSep 1957 – Aug 29, 1959v3 hanger deckI wouldn't buy that exeperience over again for a buck,,but i wouldn't sell it for a million.I really did enjoy my stay.I believe,as many of you do,if i knew then what i know now!!!WOW.
Wells, DoaldOct 1, 1957 – Aug 10, 1959
Price, Harold LE 3 AIRMAN V 1 REP 8Nov 16, 1957 – Mar 3, 1960V 1 REP 8I WAS IN THE HOT SUIT WITH BILLY ECHO THE REP,8 CREW WAS LED BOSUM PHILLIPS AND 1ST CLASS ? STRAIN CUNNINGHAM T BAILEY tAND JAKE ? AND A FEW MORE I CAN NOT REMBER WE STARTED OUT WITH CO,BOOTH,THEN CAPT. BUIE AND I THINK CAPT GAYLORD CAME ABOAR
Summers, Ermal Neil profile iconGF2Dec 1957 – Jul 1959V-5 &GMCame aboard in Norfolk in Dec 57. Was assigned to the missile shop in the Air Dept V-5 Div. Div later dissolved and we were the GM Div of the Gun Dept (Airdales in the Gun Dept). Cuba, Around the Horn, !st Wespac

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