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USS Southerland (DD 743) Crew List

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).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1976 | 1977 – now

Goettl, GutBT-2Jul 1968 – Aug 1970B-DivRemembered when we pulled into Hiawii to refuel on our way to Vietnam. They were shooting the movie Tora Tora Tora. Was nice to see the movie when the 743 was on the silver screen.
Dinwiddie, LouGMG2Sep 1, 1968 – Mar 1, 19722nd
Dinwiddie, LouGMG2Oct 1968 – Mar 19722nd
Granger, WilliamLTJGOct 1968 – Jul 1970OIIt's been a few years but just trying to stay in touch with past memories.
Lee, PeterBT3Oct 16, 1968 – Sep 5, 1969BMy last ship & Westpac cruise - the ship headed to the yards in Long Beach just before I was released from active duty. Not sure why the yards but a trip to Seal Beach led to another reason ; the ship hit the pier
Paquin, Richard ( Rick )MM31969 – 1972Main ControlBeing on board the Southerland has to be one of the best experiences . Met a lot of great guys and had a lot of fun on the beach with them. When we got to be station ship in Hong Kong the good times really rolled out.
Engelter, HalSM 2Apr 16, 1969 – Apr 1, 1971OCLiberty in Subic Bay, that was some place.
Stark, Dennis RayGMG3 May 1969 – Dec 12, 1972Enjoyed 3 westpac cruises on her. Was a BM mate and GMG. Ron Cameron and James Kline, also, Fred Rackal(sp?) and Denwoody all served with me in the gun mount.
Shastay, TonyMM2Mar 1970 – Jun 1973MIt was a hell of a hard ride, but I miss it along with all my former shipmates. I've been working power plants ever since. I thank the Navy for the vocation, but I've got asbestosis, just like so many others. I think I could still Lite-of
Smart, WilliamETN#Apr 14, 1970 – Apr 2, 1973OPS
Moore, William (Bill)ETN3May 1970 – Dec 1973OENow living in Safety Harbor, Florida and working at Jabil Circuits as a Failure Analyst. Looking to talk to anyone aboard during the same time as myself. would really like to get in touch with Bruce Harkness, ETN2.
Pierce, BillRM3Jun 4, 1970 – Jun 4, 1973OPSGreatest time of my life. I met a bunch of life long friends, have a bunch of great stories and great memories. However 2 WESPAC cruises were enough. I dont think my body could have stood another one.
Benson, MikeHT1Jul 8, 1970 – Mar 17, 1973EngineeringWent to Vietnam for 2 westpacs and returned to San Diego after those. I was transfered to USS Dixon AS37 in San Diego at Point Loma. Was discharged in nDecember in 1980 via Christmas Cut after serving 11.5 years.
Henry, RobertBT3Jan 1971 – Nov 1972after fire roomI enjoyed sailing on the southerland made my first westpac crews on her. Went to A school late 72 new orders to EDSON DD946 2 west pacs on her,smooth sailing to all. yea I have asbestosis also.
Svehla, RonEMFNFeb 1971 – Nov 1972engineeringLooking for any shipmate that was on the USS Southerland WestPac Vietnam in June - Dec. 1971. Need infor re: docking in Da Nang and being in Vietnam waters for VA. email/ call: 727-861-2122
Andrews, JamesE-2/3Mar 8, 1971 – Jun 8, 1973RD/OSIm interested in reconnecting with shipmates
Huggins, JerryETN3Mar 21, 1971 – Sep 15, 1972One WESPAC. Strange, later after the Navy, while returning to college in Colorado, I had come across former shipmate, ETR3 Jan Fritch, still chewing tobacco.
Raynor, EdBM 2Apr 1971 – 19721stI checked on as a BM2 & left as a BM1 going to the east coast. Made Westpac in 1971 & off the coast of Nam. Returned to San Diego and rode her to the Long Beach shipyard for decommissioning. That was the real Navy, TINCANS.
Achurra, Sk profile iconSK3 AchurraApr 1971 – Jun 1975SupplyRetired SKC now...this was my first duty station out of Boot Camp! Looking for ship mates that were stationed with me during this time!
Dale, JohnPO3Apr 11, 1971 – Oct 4, 1973ASWAsroc Launcher capt on Southerland - Helped invent Paintball in the 80's now in it for a large company - My best friend from the Southerland, Larry Dumas died at 49 of Cancer.. Miss him and remember him today because vet
Kassner, GilbertRADARMANMay 23, 1971 – Jul 24, 1972RADAR
Craven, ChuckYN3Nov 11, 1971 – Jun 10, 1975X-NAVWhile in the yards in Long Beach the SOUTHERLAND football team was undefeated until we played the Marines. We had such a tight crew it was so much fun being on the ship with all my shipmates.
Schrager, MichaelEM31972 – 1973Electric ShopHomeported in San Diego, Westpac my last 6months, great times
Cook, RonaldEn31972 – 1973EngineeringThis was my favorite ship I was. stationed on. She had fantastic crew and captain. The XO was OK but seemed a little Nervous at times which named him shakey Jake behind his back. I think I made the mistake of calling
Samborski, StephenETN-3Feb 1972 – Dec 1974OperationsLots of good boys on board. Wish Vietnam hadn't mess me up so much. Still a great ship. Only one I rode in my short career. Working in the Electrical Engineering Dept at Garmin INT. in Olathe, KS.
Rodger, Douglas BruceSNSep 15, 1972 – Sep 18, 19731st
Anderson, Rick (Andy)E-4 MM3Nov 11, 1972 – Aug 13, 1975M DivisionWe have reunions every 2 years, would like to see all shipmates come. Check out
Scott, WillieBTFNMay 1973 – Feb 1977Boiler TechBest group of guys ever. Best Captain and his command. Great times and memories Got to see places never could have dream of.
Kidd, CharlesRM!Oct 1973 – May 1978O/CSoutherland was a reserve trainer during my time aboard. She was a fine ship. Wondering whatever happened to RM3 Kevin Duphrene and his Suziki.
Smith, Leslie (Jim)ETR-3Oct 1973 – Sep 1975We were the only ship in the squadron to never missed a mission even though we often went out with just the nucleus crew, about half a full crew because of that we were a tight crew and performed well. My next ship was overmanned and sucked
Earls, DouglasRm3Jun 28, 1974 – Aug 28, 1975OperationsWould like to hear from any old shipmates
Lovejoy II, Richard ( Rick)MM 3Aug 1974 – Sep 1975M-Divthe ship was good but getting old, but the crew was great bunch of guys and we has some great memories and times
McLendon, MacK profile iconMachinist's Mate 3Oct 1974 – Jun 1977Main PropulsionAlso served as Logroom Yeoman and ship's librarian.
McLendon, Cifton Palmer (Mack)Machinist's Mate 3/COct 1974 – Jun 30, 1977M-DivisionLooking for anyone who served with me in M-Division or B-Division - or anyone who was aboard in 1976 when we were in the shipyard in San Pedro/Long Beach.
Dunaway, DarylEn 31975 – 1977Destroyer
Haas, Robert/bobSTG2Mar 1975 – Aug 1977AS
Kingsbury, AndyETR2Dec 1975 – Mar 1979OE Division
Kingsbury, AndyETR2Dec 31, 1975 – Mar 1979OELooking for Ernie Banks, Bill Konieczka, Bob Yarborough & Greg Harrell
Laplante, Arthur OS3May 1976 – Jul 1977OIOn the Southerland with Capt "Boom-Boom Bob". Off to the gunnery range again (oh no)! Served with Berel, Kincannon, and Hu Andersen.
Massoni, JamesFTG2May 1976 – Jul 19802nd DivisionInteresting times, spent over 4 years on her. Saw her run aground in Long Beach. Shot 1000's of rounds at San Clemente Island. Was there when we got kicked out of Santa Catalina island.

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