The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Southerland (DD 743). 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 99 crew members registered for the USS Southerland (DD 743).
|Coates, L David||HT3 /2||1977 – 1981||Repair||Came onboard end of 77 until Decom. It was a good crew, great people. Everyone got along for the most part. It was a very old ship (WW2 vintage) so there was plenty of things to fix. I would not trade my time on her!|
|Banks, Michael||ETN-2||Jun 30, 1977 – Aug 1, 1979||OE Division||Met ship in Long Beach in the yards. Worked with Guy Higley and team. Good ship and crew. Had a ball. Got to go back on board when ship was in moth balls in Bremerton. Sure was spooky|
|Wailes, Richard (Ric Or Josey)||SK1||Jul 1977 – Mar 1980||S-1||Leading SK. MAA import and underway|
|Johncock, Jim||STG1||Aug 1977 – Feb 1981||Weapons||Was on the USS Southerland at the time of it's decommissioning in 1981.|
|Schneckloth, Ray||YN1||Jan 7, 1978 – Dec 19, 1979||Admin Office||I remember we were late from coming back from San Clemente with the Reserves after a weekend of NGFS and the Skipper told the BTC to "Give me all you can!" I remember twin screws throwin' a rooster tail. What a ship!|
|David, King||EM3||Jan 14, 1978 – Sep 14, 1980||engneering||MAIN CONTROL & E GANG|
|Guenther, Richard||BT||Feb 1978 – Feb 1981||B||remember when we almost went to equador?|
|Williams, Robert (Will)||ETC - EMO||Jun 15, 1978 – Feb 26, 1981||Operations||10 am on Thursday, 26 February 1981 was a dark day indeed. We were truly out of FRAM. Best Damn Greyhound in the Fleet.|
|Hansen, Bart||MM3||1979 – 1981||m||One of the best ships ever|
|James, Robert Boe||LT (then, now Captain, USN, retired)||Jan 1979 – Oct 1980||Operations||Great Ship. Great CREW. Many happy memories aboard. We used to say "When you are out of FRAMS, you are out of Cans" As an NRF ship we did a lot with a limited crew and our fine bunch of SelRes reserves.|
|Moellering, Moedog||BTFN||Mar 1979 – Feb 1981||I WAS STATIONED IN THE AFT FIREROOM THE SOUTHERLAND DD743 WAS DECOMISSIONED IN FEB OF 1981|
|Guy, Rich||BT3||Apr 17, 1979 – Feb 26, 1981||B||Made a lot of friends, had a lot of great times on the Southerland. Next ship I went to was crap. We were a tight bunch in Engineering, and I never realized how much I would miss it when we all left.|
|Doherty, Steven||E-2||Oct 1, 1979 – Oct 1, 1981||Engineernig||She was over 45 years old and she could still make Battle eficiency. ent to Accopulco, Portland , Remember when we were there for the rose p[arade and Mt St. Helens Blew her top for the second time. If i recall volcanic ash was $5.00.|
|Unger, Jerry||BT1||Nov 1979 – 1981||B||Just letting you all know I am still around!|
|Smith, Robert (Bob)||E-3 / MM||Apr 14, 1980 – 1981||m||The Southerland was the best command that I served on. After decommissioning her I went to the Kiska AE-35 man what a difference, too big. Missed the tin can life.|
There are currently no planned reunions.