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

Hamblin, Richard FEN 31979 – Jul 29, 1981EngineringLike to know if some old friend's are around,If so Look me up or email me .Would like to hear from anyone who served at that time.
Pollard, "Weasle"ADJ31979 – 1980Couldn't wait to get off of her. Then in retrospect I miss her. Not unlike the girl that nagged you to death but kissed so sweetly.
Wilmore, JeffAD2 EA-6B MECH1979 – 1981VAQ-137 ROOKSWhat a trip (I played the banjo remember me?) Collisions at sea and Africa Japan DRY DOCK repairs
Culley, JoeABE-11979 – 1983V-2I started in the Bow at cat 1 ended in the gear as the maintenance PO.
Betley, AlCPL1979 – 1981Marine DetI had a good time. Worked with good people and remember the collision .
Alford, Gary Aka BigarmsAT31979 – 1982AvionicsHawaii Phillipines Thailand Sri Lanka Hong Kong...11 months at sea during the hostage crisis loved it all. Drank much too much through it all but what can you say? Anyone still around from those days?
Bulgart, PeteHT11979 – 1984Rshould have retired living in Virginia
Markin, Craig profile iconOperations Specialist, PO2 Class1979 – 1981OI DivisionServed two Westpacs in CIC. Highlights: Indian Ocean during release of 52 America hostages, Japan to repair bow after collision, OSU Marching Band visit, served with brother Roger Markin and Tiger Cruise with our Dad.
Adams, Randy Aka GrizzlyBT21979 – 1981P3Oil&water lab ACC shop
Borel, Kimfa1979 –engineeringThis is Kim Borels daughter, Danielle Borel. I'm looking for my dads friends that he served with.
Haynes, RonMM31979 – 1980P2Looking for Crowder, mark williams, MM3 will smith
Souza, Herman profile iconMA11979 – 1980S2
Cooper, JerryCTM11979 – 1980OSCame on board at Subic Bay before she sailed to Japan for a bow replacement. Picture didn't make the cruise book. There were 2 of us with the same name working in the SES(?) space, 03 level all the way forward.
Cox, PaulET21979 – 1982AIMD IM3Flew onboard 4th of July assigned to OE division, then to AIMD Cal Lab for the rest of my tour.
Dewitt, RickyBT21979 – 1984P-1 divisionThe best time of my life! ! I wish I could go back and do it all over again! I miss all the guys I used to run around with. Like Mario Deliva. Even some of the MM's on the other side of the house.
Stevens, EricE5/ET21979 – 1983OE Div. asigned TAD to AIMD (Calibration Lab.)Left upstate NY and live in Salem, VA
Jim, MonroeBT31979 – 1982P2I made the best friends and mostly had a great time. The guys in #3 Fire room were the best. I have since made my whole career working with boilers. I look back now and regret not staying in the navy.
Chadwick, KirkJan 1979 – Jan 1, 1981DentalServed with good people, made good friends looking for fellow Latter Day Saints I run around with while on ship.
Hammers, RobertCV61Jan 1979 – Mar 10, 1980communications/radiomanthis is po hammers, requesting permission to come aboard ship. aye I SERVED ONBOARD INSIDE RADIO SHACK. YR 79 WESTPAC. WAS THERE WHEN SHIP WAS INVOLVED W/COLLISION OF FOREIGN REGISTERED VESSEL. PLAYED CATCHER ON DIVISION SOFTBALL TEAM.
Kujawa, DickDP1Jan 3, 1979 – 1982S-7Was LPO and had the best bunch of DP's that I had in my entire career. They help win the Supply "E" two inspections in a row.
Raymond, JrBT3Jan 7, 1979 – Apr 1982P1 4 MainFound the site interesting, recognized some old names from the past
Lancaster, Robert LancasterFeb 1979 – Oct 1981Had a blast with a bunch of great guys, people who I will never forget. I saw parts of the world most people will never sea. I have only fond memories of the my time served and the people I served with.
Capel, EdwardFeb 1979 – Feb 1983what a party
Branz, MarkAMS2Feb 1979 – Aug 1979Fighter Squadron VF-21 FreelancersI boarded the USS Ranger for the first time in 1978 for Sea Quals to prepare for our WestPac cruise in 1979. I worked in AIMD. During the Cruise we struck an Oil Tanker which later pissed-off the USS Kitty Hawk and the USS Midway.
Hennessee, Terrye-4Feb 1979 – May 1982S-5i was a cook in the officer gally
Talley, T.j.AZ2/1Feb 2, 1979 – Feb 1, 1982VA-113Retired in 1994 after 22 years. Lots of good memories. Really appreciated the off-loads at Cubi Point on two occasions! Any old "Stingers" out there?
Dunn, CyrilE-3Feb 20, 1979 – Feb 20, 1983Deck Div 2good times
Moloney, JerryYN2Feb 22, 1979 – Sep 10, 1979Carrier Air Wing TwoFighter Squadron 21 "Freelancers" F4J Phantom II CO Jim Ruliffson
Wolfe, FredAMH3Feb 25, 1979 – Oct 30, 1979vs 29looking for renard deleon
Mooney, RobertAMSMar 1979 – Sep 1983VA-113will always remember the PI Vancouver, Perth, Pearl Harbor, good times on board. she is a good ship.
Millner, RobertTD 3Mar 1979 – Mar 1979EWas TDA 3 Weeks From Guam To PI
Vincent, William Aka: VinnyAT3Mar 1979 – Aug 1980VA-25
Caron, LouisMS3Mar 1979 – Dec 1981S-2Now i know that some of you guys had to learn how to use a computer.. Still alive! Figure that..
Corey, DavidMS3Mar 17, 1979 – Sep 10, 1982S5, S2Cooking for all those sailors was hard work
Kinney, ChristianE3 ABMar 28, 1979 – Feb 8, 1982V-1Giong to Mombasa Kenya was the best exprience of my life as a young man. Also I will be a SALOR for the rest of my life!!!!
Bramwell, Aaron Aka BulldogBT3Apr 1979 – Oct 1982P1 4MMR
Lynch, Dennis CrashAC2Apr 1, 1979 – 1980OC
Maddock, GregDKSR-DK2Apr 10, 1979 – Apr 1, 1982Supply/S-4/Disbursing OfficeServed with LTjg Dennis Dunn, DK1 Greg Sullivan, DKC Gordon Cunningham and just too many more to name. Always look for news about the TOP GUN. Drop me a line at
Davis, Kevin MAK3Apr 10, 1979 – Jul 10, 1982S-6 Aviation SupportLooking for Larry and Gary Strong, brothers and friend I served with. Also Eddie King. All residents in the State of California. please contact my email. Pray you all well.
Richardson, RoyFTM2 FC!(SW)Apr 13, 1979 – Jul 25, 1983WF OEMFirst served on RANGER in WF DIV '79-'83. Second tour was Jan '91 to decommision '93 in OEM DIV. Helped rewrite ESWS program for carriers. Retired 7/98. Work for DHS/CBP in AZ. Good friends were there. Lessons of a lifetime were l
Rust, RichardCTO2Apr 15, 1979 – Aug 30, 1982OSGreat experience serving on the USS Ranger. I have some great memories from New Years in Mombasa, Crazy rides to Subic and partying on Grande Island.
Mure, TerrellSH3Apr 18, 1979 – May 11, 1982S-3 DIV
Young, JeffreyPN3Apr 22, 1979 – Oct 11, 1981X2Had a great couple of cruises. Especially with my friends like Tom Manske, Ron Moat and Angelo Urso. Survived the collision at sea in the Straights of Malacca. Had fun in Japan, Kenya, Thailand. No fun in Korea though.
Hennessee, Terryms4May 1979 – Jun 1982s-5
Adams, AltonASH-2May 10, 1979 – Mar 22, 1982AIMD-GSECame onboard just after the collision with the tanker. Remember 2 long West Pac's. Would like to hear from anyone from GSE or flightdeck, where I was supervisor of GSE troubleshooters.
Lindsay, Richard (Rick) profile iconDP3May 11, 1979 – Sep 1980Supply S7 Data ProcessingA bunch of great guys there, Butch Greaves (R.Greaves), Mikey Bell (J.Bell), Tony Hammonds not in ships list, a few others not shown in the 79 cruise book,, nor in the 80,81 cruise book,, same as myself. Why? who knows!!
Frechette, MichaelMS2Jun 1979 – Sep 1981S2Looking for some past Shipmates from this period.
Vuylsteke, MarkBT2Jun 1979 – Aug 1982P-2 / 3MMRHad many good times with my 3 Main family. I wish I had retired from the Navy.
Thomas, SteveAO3Jun 6, 1979 – Jun 6, 1981VA-25Don't regret a thing.
Miller, BobCareer AR (long story)Jul 1979 – Jun 1980V4 GRAPESFour and a half months on Gonzo station. Waiting on the 52 hostages held in the American embassy in Iran to be released. - Dealing the outcome of Operation Eagle Claw. I'll never forget Ranger, or my Shipmates. Be Well !
Markin, RogerABH 3Jul 3, 1979 – Jul 1, 1981A-1I was a yellow shirt on the flight deck. Met alot of good people on the Ranger, hope to find some of them on this site.
Goff, JimmyE-5 / BT2Jul 15, 1979 – Jan 1, 1992P-3 and P-4Steamed a many years with the best BT's in the world, aboard the Greatest Ship in the World
Debaun, Lorne/redBT3-BT2Aug 1979 – Aug 1981P-3ABC/ACC Shop. GQ station 2MMR.
Rimmer, RayRM2Aug 1979 – Jan 1983CommunicationsAnyone out there in Comm on the Ranger during this timeframe?
Henry, Stephen " Skywalker"ABH-3Aug 1979 – Jun 1982V-1All you yellow shirts, EOs ,crash and salvage guys. Grapes, lets talk the PI,Thailand and San dog !!!!!
Gowdy, BruceGMM2Aug 1, 1979 – Oct 4, 1982WFHad alot of fun in WF div. But I was'nt to thrilled about being on a bird farm. I can't remember to many people in the division I didnt like. All real quality people.
Crafton II, DonAQ2Sep 1979 – Apr 1982VF-1Working in a squardon was a different existence than the actual ship dwellers but I loved the entire adventure and thank God for that experience.
Hunter, Bob Aka HalfpintE-1 thru E-4Sep 1979 – Apr 1983P-2 /2 Main "The Hottest Screw on the Ranger"After retiring from the Navy in 96 as BTC Hunter, I can honestly say that my time onboard the Ranger was the best time. I wish I could make one more cruise on her with all my shipmates.
Medcalf, HerbABF3Sep 1979 – Apr 1981V-4Enjoyed my time aboard.
Roberson, MikeBT3Sep 1979 – Jul 31, 1981P1I'm one proud "Hole Snipe" who called 1MMR (aka Hell's Half Acre) home. Thanks to my shipmates who made all those unbelievable memories possible. Much love MF'ers!
Wilson, Michael E profile iconRM1Sep 1979 – Aug 1982CRWas division LPO
Strahl, HeinzMMFNSep 2, 1979 – Feb 23, 1983P-1
Luisi, Richarde4Sep 29, 1979 – Oct 30, 1997aimdi was fixing the engine on the airplanes to go off the sea in Uss Ranger. Also was assigned at Miramar Base in AIMD at the B54 Wings. I also managed 5 crews and worked the midnight shift. It was a good job and was traine
Myers, MartyE3Oct 1979 – Apr 1981R divisionwanted to check up with r-div. also some of the engineering dept. and say hello it has been a long time, hate to see the ship is being scrapped
Provo, GregBT2Oct 31, 1979 – Mar 1, 1982P31st and most memorable sea duty. ABC shop.
Colman, William (Bill)RM1Nov 1979 – 1983communicationsWas a E-1 to E-4 while onboard. Miss the old girl and my shipmates in radio and et shop. Had some good times. Learned alot.
Gandy, LenrayYEOMANNov 1, 1979 – Dec 1, 1982V-2. V5 & X-1I stared out in the V-2 Div as a yeoman, then I moved to the V-5 Division, then finally to the Captain's Office. It was all good, when I was there... Had a blast with a bunch of great guys, people who I will never forget.
Weyant, Albert C. AnNov 2, 1979 – Apr 19, 1991V-2Served on Ranger in V-2 division from 1979 to 1991. Came in as an E1 and made E9 in 1998 then converted to CWO3.
Dorsey, DewittE-5/ABENov 15, 1979 – Dec 10, 1981V-2
Holbrook, Williamms3Nov 18, 1979 – Dec 15, 1981S5
Schlapp, JeffMS3Nov 25, 1979 – Jul 3, 1983S-4Served 4 years with some great guys. If any read this,hope you all met your goals and your dreams!
Reagan, Robby (Bob)FTM1Dec 1979 – Dec 1983WF - WeaponsI was WCS for the Starboard NATO Seasparrow Missle Battery. People called me Bob back then.
Harrington, Derrick (Harry)MM3Dec 7, 1979 – May 4, 1983P3OIL LAB BEST LAB IN THE FLEET I NOW MANAGE A Q/A LAB
Rook, RobertABF2Dec 15, 1979 – May 30, 1983V-4 AV/FuelsThe best time of my life was on top gun. Had the best shipmates in the fleet on her. Made 2 wespac's on her. I work in V-4 Below Decks

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