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USS Sunbird (ASR 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sunbird (ASR 15). 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 213 crew members registered for the USS Sunbird (ASR 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 – 1975 | 1976 – 1981 | 1982 – 1987 | 1988 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Barcomb, StevenEM21976 – 1979EngineeringI would like to here from anyone who served on the Sunbird at this time frame.I'm still in upstate NY where are you.
Dixon, Richard (Chumly)RM31976 – 1979operationsSome of the best times of my life, just didn't know it then. Living and working in Daytona Beach Florida now.
Edwards, CharlieSTG31976 – 1978OPSIt was a good season of my life. I can be found at facebook.com/charliemon57
Jemmings, WayneEN 2Feb 1976 – Nov 1978EngineeringServing on board this boat with a great bunch of shipmates was the experience of a lifetime. Hope all have done well. All are welcome to contact me, JemmingsW@aol.com
Jones, DaleFNFeb 24, 1976 – Feb 24, 1978Interior Communications
Henderson, SheldonHT3 (DIVER)Mar 15, 1976 – Jul 15, 1978Locker/EngineeringGentlemen, I heard about this site from James fields a.k.a. "CB." I currently live in Denver, Colorado. I served on the "Bird" from 1976 to 1978, I had a blast during that time. I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers m
Jacot, Richard (Jake)EMC/DVMay 10, 1976 – Sep 5, 1978EM
Henderson, SheldonHT 3 (DIVER)May 15, 1976 – Sep 15, 1978LockerGentlemen, I served aboard the USS Sunbird ASR-15 from 1976-1978, and I had some of the best times I can remember. I look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me, my shipboard name was "Spoon."
Williams, Robert (Willy)QMSN(SS)Aug 1976 – Oct 1977OpsHad some crazy times - especially at sea. Still wondering what "Fuzz" looked like without his beard LOL!
Holecek, FrankFNSep 13, 1976 – Jun 29, 1978A-Divisionlooking for friends
Crosswhite, Gene1977 – Feb 13, 1979deck ape from hellhad some wild times on that piece of crap,miss them and all those i served with
Kennedy, AlanQM31977 – 1979OpsNever seen so many different personalities. Had a good time for the most part.
Bassett, AdrianEm2Apr 1977 – Oct 1978E. GangI happen to look on these things and Saw 2 Shipmates Carlos and CB remembering the good times and lorient France and Scotland and also the Elks Club Cloud 9. Left you guys in Revere Mass for discharge u all called meA B
Cresswell, PhilipOS3Jul 1977 – Dec 1979radar roomloved the bird..loved dunoon...loved boston..hated groton...hated the chief cook. SMITH...worked for qm1 williams. hey what does a radar tech do in port.PAINT. i ran the paint spray team in the chelsea yards.
Kuylen, DavidMM3Sep 1977 – Mar 1980A-GangDidn't realize at the time how good that duty was, we had some good times, and I often think back to those days. Two ships later, left the navy as MM1, and have been with BAE Systems now for 20 years. Would like to hear from you guys!
Crosswhite, Genee2Dec 1977 – Feb 12, 1979deck
Cox, KeithEM21978 – 1980E
Hampton, Jim (Guns)GMG21978 – Jul 19811stI had some of the best times of my life on this bucket with friends from all over. I see some of them on here. Hit me up on Facebook, Jim Hampton.
Gulotta, TonyBM 21978 – 1982deckgood years good friends still talk with Jim [GUNNS] Hampton has anybody every no what be came of Mark Barry rember the towing accident well that was bad
Jones, CliffordHTC (DV) - HTCS (DV)Jan 1978 – Mar 1981R-1had R-1 and A Gang, qualled in engine room but made OOD (Underway) and CDO (In Port). What a crew - Wally Wilhelm vs. Paul Ferguson; Straining and Lechner as MDV, one good Eng; one so-so - memorable times, for sure.
Sullivan, John C C "Sully" profile iconEN2/DVFeb 1, 1978 – Feb 1, 1980B1Followed the main engines from U.S.S. Coucal to Sunbird, with a stop at first class school. Saw Sunbird through the yards in Chelsea, MA and down through Gitmo. HP in New London. Lots of NR-1 time.
Cowen, Richard, A.k.a "Dicky C"RMSNApr 16, 1978 – Sep 25, 1981Operations'Bird rolled on high seas; sailed into 7-day storm spring '80, never puked; endless refit in Chelsea yards in '78; radio watch with RM2 Sappington; danced, drank in Rotten Groton; wild ride with Jolly Rogers; made crow, lost crow, cleaned t
Raby, LarryEN 2May 1978 – Feb 1982E DivLife on the "Bird" was Interesting to say the least, some would call it fun, some would call it tough. I thought it was all that and then some. Lots of trips to nowhere but Bermuda, San Juan, Cape Canaveral, Scotland
Zimmerman, PaulHT2(DV)Jun 1978 – Oct 1979Dive ShopA drunk driver hit me while on TDY duty at the escape training tank in Groton when the ship was in the yards in Chelsea. Disabled vet because of it. From Massachusetts so Boston was great.
Cronin, KennethE3Jun 14, 1978 – Oct 16, 1980osI am adding my brother Kenneth, he was hit by a drunk driver in about 1980 while in the Navy and stationed to the USS Sunbird... I am not sure of his dates on the ship or his rank... I am his guardian.
Tompkins, Charles EM2Aug 10, 1978 – Feb 27, 1981Electric shopHow many remember pulling chain for twenty four hours to get the diving bell qualified? I've spent the last 38 years in upstate NY working for a forklift company.
Sykora, SteveEN2Oct 1978 – May 1980M DivTotally enjoyed the time spent on Sunbird. Good crew and CO. Yard overhaul in Chelsea, MA and FTG in GTMO.
Conley, MikeOS11979 – 1982OperationsNot a boring tour, good and bad memories. I remember good times in Dunoon, Bermuda, Port Canaveral, Nova Scotia, San Juan.
Sappington, ShermanRM2Jan 1979 – Sep 24, 1982OperationsI did more "4 point moors" than you and I threw up underway more times than you ... So there! while trying to make 12 O'clock reports to E.H. Conant (LCDR) and the Ops office Craddock stuck an olive up his nose (unbeknownst to the oth
Draper, JoeE6Feb 10, 1979 – Jan 20, 1982A GangLeft in 1982 to be a drill instructor in Orlando. Retired in Charleston, S.C.1990. Have since moved to Indiana. I retired off another ASR. USS Orotolan. I now write the manuals for Cummins Inc. out of Columbus Indiana. Still married, 33 yrs
Brown( Coulbourn ), LarryE-3Apr 15, 1979 – Jun 25, 1980DeckWas a deck hand on Sunbird with some of the best people the Navy could stick on a ship, spent the winter in boston during over haul, fun in the sun in Gitmo, and tore the hell out of the dock in jamaca. pulled chain with the best of them.
Coffey, KevinEM2/DV1980 – 1981Engineering
Norris, Robert (Bob)MR2Jan 15, 1980 – May 12, 1982A-GangHey to Joe Draper, Contact me @ my e-mail if you want, B
Record, ThomasSTG1Mar 27, 1980 – Jun 15, 1981OPS
Witkum, Scott - (Aka:tiger)HT2Jun 19, 1980 – Jun 21, 1984E
Johnnson, GregoryMS2Jul 1980 – Mar 1983S2a great ship and crew, how are you chief tuzon
Leger, Larry :pistons"SM2Jul 6, 1980 – Jan 18, 1984OPS2X SCOTLAND ICELAND BERMUDA BAHAMAS NOVA SCOTIA AND LETS DONT FORGET FLORIDA. SOME OF THE BEST FRIENDS EVER. STILL IN TOUCH WITH BRIAN STEVENS EN2 { ROLLA, MO.}AND CHARLIE KNIGHT EN2 {PUNTA GORDA FL }
Lewis, DanMM1 (DV)Jan 1981 – Jan 1983I water skied around the Bird as she left for Bermuda. Events: Holy Loch x2, OHIO C-trials, storm off VACAPES, Towing accident. Served w/ Furgeson, Strainging, Lechner, Strunk, Beauchamp, Ledbetter, Kimbro, Zeiberen, Coffee, Golatta
Jeffrey, Bob profile iconEN3Apr 1981 – Aug 1984AHoly Loch was fun,Brassy's in cocoa beach, Bahamas better after the week of 4 point moors, chasing the sub off georgia that we never caught. all in all alot of good drinking and fishing.
Delfin, Ernesto (Ernie)ET3Apr 11, 1981 – Jul 7, 1985OperationsJust looking for former shipmates.
Jadlocki, Dave (Jad)OS 1May 1981 – Nov 1985OPSIts funny how we remember the good times and not the bad. I still like fish and chips. Does anybody remember climbing the mountain after the softball tournament? How about Crazy Cranston? Lauderdale in the spring!!!!
Johnson, DavidE4May 16, 1981 – 19831stHad a great learning experience aboard this ship. Met alot of good sailors
McGinnis, CarlEN1 RET.Jun 1981 – Feb 1985A & MHad alot of good times,gained alot of good basic engineering knowledge,partied in alot of great places,met some excellent people.Retired in '01.Now working as a licensed engineer on an ocean going tug.Keeps me in beer and vacation money.
Poss, EdLTJun 1, 1981 – Aug 18, 1984Supply/Deck/Diving/OpsMy first ship!?30 yrs later the bad not that bad&the rest good. Bermuda, Kennedy, Holy Loch. Survived Ferguson. Moved onto EOD, the Reserves - 7 yrs at MDSU & made CAPT. Looking for SKCS Vizensio(sp). efposs@aol.com
Peck, BobENCAug 1981 – Mar 1985The SUNBIRD was I place as my favorite ship. I came reported as an EN1, made alot of cruises. Watched alot of friends come and go, then I made ENC and (SW). The crew was tight, and technology was your with your senses and hands.
Lane, KeithRMSNSep 1981 – Sep 1983RadioBest crew of guys the Navy ever put together! I still tell stories about them even after all these years. John Drapper do you still have the we traded? Your VW for my Pinto?
Tuzon, Demetrio (Demie)MSC (SW)Nov 1981 – Mar 1985SUPPLYThis was the last ship I served with before I retired in 1993. I made my ESWS pin and made chief too on this ship. It was hard and alot of sea time but I enjoyed working with the Navy divers. If you want to get a hold of me, give a buzz on my email.

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