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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 – 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sumner, RogerABE31977 – 1981
Jacobs, DouglasAN/E31977 – 1978S6Ranger left Bremerton -Later Hostages Taken in Iran in 1979 Nothing But Good Men onCV61
Morris, Stephen T.QM31977 – 1980Nav
Morton, DennisABH-31977 – 1979C-3Trying to find Richard Nicholas and Ray Collier from Dallas Ft. Worth area. Jim Blodett from Montana
Phil, CollierYN21977 – 1979
Castro, JoeE-5 / DM21977 – 1979OZDidn't realize at the time how much I would look back to those days and miss the friendships made on that command. The bond from a deployment stay's with you.
Manning, Jamesbt21977 – 1978P3
Townsend, Tom (Towny)E41977 – Feb 1980V4Looking for old firends
Laurin, RobertABF31977 – 1981V4
Green, EdQM31977 – 1980NavigationWould like to reconnect with any of the quartermasters from the time I was on the ship.
Anesin, MichaelF31977 – 19803Looking for friends from BT Div 1
Brown, TracyEn21977 – 1979AScary time collision at sea off of Singapore
Smith, Alfred. Aka SmittyMM31977 – 1980P-1 1MMRServed aboard RANGER P-1 1MMR. Looking 4 those who also served. Met a lot of friends, and shared a lot of memories. Looking to share more.
Casey Calhoun, Ao3 CalhounAO31977 – 1978G1/G4 missels weapons departmentAnybody out there remember me give me an email, greatest memories Wis I could go back and do it again, especially PI
Gardner, Elvis (Jim) profile iconAO31977 – 1981G-3I was 17 when I reported to the Ranger. It was in drydock at Bremerton, WA. Ship yard. I became a man real quick on her. Did 2 cruises 1979 and 80 - 81. Sad she was scrapped 2015.
Brickner, DennisMM3Jan 1, 1977 – 1980P3
Shawne, AdamsE3 PRANJan 1, 1977 – Feb 1, 1980AIMDShips Company Paraloft crew, Any det Riggers. Any crew.. SK3 Yates, Danny..Odesas Texas
Saurer, ScottyFN3Jan 2, 1977 – Nov 13, 1978P-1 1MMR
Mose, TimMM3Jan 10, 1977 – Oct 9, 19802 AUXbeen a long time = is there anybody out there
Winder, BobHT2Feb 1977 – Mar 1980R
Standridge, Chuck DdE`4Feb 1977 – Sep 18, 1980v`4Looking for any of the boys fron v`4 div wespac 79
Jones, HenryLt.Feb 1, 1977 – Aug 16, 1979Air
Brown, RandyISSNFeb 15, 1977 – Aug 5, 1977OZI was assigned to Ranger out of Intelligence A School. I broke my leg in a pickup football game at North Island and was transferred to Balboa Naval Hospital. I was aboard when we did our transit to Bremerton to the dry dock.
Amos, DaveET2Feb 20, 1977 – May 5, 1980OEComm/Crypto Maintenance
Fraser, GlenABF/E3Feb 27, 1977 – Apr 12, 1980V4Where's all the grapes? I have very fond memories of the old girl and crew. A lot of great people and fun times on West Pac 79. That collision with that tanker is still vivid. Top Gun 4th of July was fun too.
Viens, PeteAT2Mar 1977 – Oct 1979AIMD IM3 Crunch-Pac 1979- Got 1 word for the crew of the Midway- SORRY!!!!! (not) Much better slammin back San Magoos in Olongapo than steaming at Gonzo Station.To the lookouts and bridge gang-THANX!!!
Wischmann, DonaldAK2Mar 2, 1977 – Mar 27, 1979S 6
Crouch, GaryANMar 3, 1977 – Mar 22, 1978Admin c.c.
Humphreys, Chip (Alfred Taylor}BTFNMar 7, 1977 – Nov 28, 19781MMR P1I worked in 1MMR. I came on board in Bremerton and finished the Overhaul. I finished up my hitch in San Diego and got out before She went on West Pac. I would like to reconnect with more of my friends.
Henry, Michael L.AMH-2Mar 16, 1977 – Mar 17, 1979VF-21 FreelancersI was X-USAF then joined the Navy and spent 2 yrs in vf21 3 shake downs but no deployement aboard CV61. Being an Airdale my shipboard was limited but I did gain an admiration for the folks that made it a carrier. I went bact to the AF & retired 1990.
Touche', Paul V. McKenna Touche'BT3Apr 1977 – Dec 1980P-1 4MMRHad some great times on Ranger City, met some good guys, miss a few also. Two west pacs, olongapo, tai stick, Hawaii, San Diego and Bremerton. Would like to hear from old shipmates. vinnyroof@aol.com
Swindler, ScottABE-3May 1977 – Oct 1980V-2 Waist CatsThe last thing I remember is drinking MoJo with a monkey in the Green Apple Rock. Now I can't do math
Hantz, TimothyCTO2May 1977 – Jul 1980OS
Combs, TedOSSNMay 1977 – Aug 1978OI
Hodge, Montez Aka CappMM2May 17, 1977 – Feb 23, 1981P-14 MMR - Loved it with all the fuel oil, heat and long hours it was a time that I will always hold high. Met the greatest men in my life and shaired some friends that the world would be proud of.
Crawford, SteveRM2Jul 1977 – Nov 19, 1979CRWould like to hear from other RM that were onboard 77-79 estephen101@yahoo.com
Trueblood, CurtisDK2Jul 1977 – Jun 1979Supply-DisbursingI checked aboard in Jul '77 at the Bremerton Naval Shipyard, during COH '77, left Bremerton in Mar' 78 back to North Island. Left for Westpac in Feb '78 during our transit to the Indian Ocean ran into a tanker in Apr' 79
Cook, FloydFTG2/GMM2Jul 1977 – Nov 22, 1978weaponsI had some of the best times of my life
Elgar, Joseph -Pogee-OS2Jul 1, 1977 – Nov 1, 1979OIA little rough at first, got better, then incident with John Poindexter, good and then transfer back overseas. Great bunch of guys in the Mushroom Gang. 1 MFCS named Goldsmith (Ltjg) as real PA.
Gonzalez, Rupert (Chico) profile iconAk3Aug 1977 – Sep 1981s6Anyone who knows and remembers me please let me know!
Shepherd, LemLt.Aug 1, 1977 – Jul 1, 1981OI, EngineeringOI Div Off, OE Div Off, ADCA
Hall, Keithe6Aug 13, 1977 –x-2
Ward, MichaelRM3Aug 21, 1977 – Jul 2, 1979CRTrans 2
Ward, MichaelRM3Aug 21, 1977 – Jun 1979CREnjoyed my time onboard. Bremerton, North Island then WESTPAC. Made some life long friends.
Mendoza, MarkE-4Aug 23, 1977 – Nov 14, 1981V-1This was the first of the 5 Carriers I served on. Learned a lot about life and unfortunately death during my time on the "Top Gun of the Pacific Fleet". The memories will never leave you.
Shockley, Earl (Joe)EM-3Aug 31, 1977 – Aug 31, 1981I had a great experience aboard the "Top Gun of the Pacific".
Brown, JohnAO2Sep 1977 – Jun 1981G2Really enjoyed my time on the ship. You really do see a lot of the world when you're in the Navy
Obin, BillAO-2Sep 1, 1977 – Jul 7, 1981G2 weapons divNow looking back their was a lot of good people and good times aboard the ranger how time flys was on board in Bremerton wash the crash in the straights wes-pac 79 and 80-81 wheres brett,mitch,minski,big will
Kipp, Kevin profile iconMM3Sep 15, 1977 – Apr 14, 1981P-1 1MMRLooking for old shipmates, From the Bremerton yards period, tanker crash off Singapore, to just running around the world. Chip Humphreys, Scott Saures, Schible, Smitty.
Crowley, Jack CrowleyLCDROct 1977 – Jun 1979CommoGreat Radio Shack and top-notch Sigs Bridge. GQ JOOD in shoes in skivvies...SS Fortune Monrovia Son still wears "Cutting Edge of 7th Fleet" T-Shirt!
Frangenberg, Robert(Bob)PO3Oct 1977 – May 1981A-Gang
Six, BillAMS3Oct 1977 – 1981V2 then went to AIMD IM2lots of good memories. Currently 07/2020 retired and living in the Philippines.
Adame, Eddiee-3Oct 1, 1977 – Aug 31, 1981crbest 4 years of my live met a great group of guys while on board the ranger, buzz, humpy, joe sanchez. and we did have a good div softball team.
Sherrod, DavidE-5/EMOct 3, 1977 – Oct 2, 1981E-DivisionElection Mae- lookingforsomeonewith ship buddies.
Kendrick, Michael profile iconAKAROct 10, 1977 – Feb 1, 1978S-6
O'Cain, DaryleABF3Oct 15, 1977 – Jul 17, 1981V-4
Spacek, Richard/rick Aka HossABE3Nov 1977 – Oct 1980V2I Worked in arresting gear.hydralic tech, worked with Tony Wayman, Paul Dowd, Brain Hasket,Randy Miller,T C, just a few of the gang, and the guys is in cats. A Big Hello to all y'all
Stokes, Bill profile iconABE3Nov 1, 1977 – Aug 21, 1981V2Great times with so many friends. Mike Dicken, Rich Edwards Chief Charlie Mitchell, so many others. Two WestPacs, one shipwreck and a shellback initiation. Memories for a lifetime. Doing well in Austin, TX nowadays
Hastings, Howard (Pee Wee) profile iconE3 / EMNov 19, 1977 – Sep 28, 1981E DivI worked in Lighting Shop, Movie Tech. and was on the "Top Gun" basketball team. Overall...........nothing but good memories and lots of ship mates!
Isham, Michael profile iconABEANNov 22, 1977 – 1981V2I reported onboard when she was just finishing an overhaul. My first cruise involved the collision with the tanker. The second cruise saw me earning my Shellback honors. She was a good ship.
Mendoza, CharlieE-3Dec 19, 1977 – Sep 24, 1979V-1" saw a lot of things on the flight deck and had to grow up real fast ! " God Bless former shipmates and those who rest in peace, Eddie Payne.
Henry, KevinICFN-IC2Dec 19, 1977 – Dec 19, 1980EStarted in 5MC shop, then Forward IC and Aft IC, Also w E division Supply. GQ and Unreps station bridge during Cpt Box, was TDY Subic two months, then driver COMNAVAIRPAC Adm Box
Wolfe, FredE-3 AMHDec 21, 1977 – Dec 8, 1980vs-29

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