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USS Wrangell (AE 12) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Wrangell (AE 12). 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 27 crew members registered for the USS Wrangell (AE 12).

Sertzel, Arthur / Moepharm 1st classDec 21, 1941 – Oct 13, 19447
Nelson, FrederickPN2 (followed my separation in 1954)Jul 1952 – Apr 1954Ship' s OfficeEnjoyed the ship - fellow office members and the two (2) cruises to the Mediterranean. A pleasure to serve.
Irving, TedBMSNMay 15, 1960 – Dec 13, 19632nd
Stanton, AllenDC 3Feb 1961 – Jan 1964Engineering
Seppa, GordonRM2Jun 1961 – Jan 1964Operations
Springer, Virgil ELTNov 26, 1962 –ENGINEERINGI am Virgil Springer LT son. Just want to share his passing, May of this year. Looking for memorabilia, photo's, stories and what have you, if you know my father? Thank you.
Hamby, Tombm31964 – 19652liked the west pac cruise so much, i now am married to a filipina, and living in philippines......lot different now, although jeepnies are still here. sorry to hear about davidsons death.............was my bestest buddy.
Jaynes, FrankE-5Apr 6, 1964 – Jul 4, 1967R- DivisionWent aboard the Wrangell in Naples Italy,Our homeport was changed from Norfolk Va. to Charleston Sc. in 1965.Oct 65 we were headed for Viet-Nam,made around the world cruise. Got off Wrangell 7/04/67 Retired CFD 36 yrs.
Davidson, WilliamBM3Aug 20, 1964 – Jan 18, 1969unknownWilliam Davidson passed away this year and is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetary the end of July 2011. I was hoping to extend and invitation to this service to his old shipmates.
Kirby, SteveBM2Sep 24, 1965 – Aug 17, 19671st DivisionI had great experiences, made good friends and was able to see unforgettable places. Those long hours in West Pac will never be forgotten. I left the Wrangell in San Remo, Italy in 1967.
Havens, DaveSeamanOct 1965 – Jun 1966deckforceLeft the Wrangell and went to the USS Ajax in Sasebo Japan
Dineen, WilliamSEAMANOct 15, 1965 – May 15, 1966Deck ForceWould like to hear from other crew mates from the deck force that went on to the USS Ajax AR-6. Had a great time and would enjoy swapping stories.
Gottbreht, ErnestE 5 engineerJan 1966 – Dec 23, 1969machinest mate E 5searching for James Rodday, E5, machinest mate of Des Moines, Iowa; friend who was discharged same day, 23 Dec 1969
Holmes, RalphBMSNJun 1966 – Apr 19672nd
Middaugh, SteveQM2Jun 1966 – Oct 1969OPSMed & WESPAC cruises with some of the best men. Great wonderful memories!
Hill, EdRD2Jun 1966 – Apr 1970OperationsBest duty ever. Served in Ops. Best buds with Middaugh QM2. Traveled the world on Wrangell. Lots of pictures and great memories.
Gordon, BobBm2Jun 24, 1966 – Jun 10, 1969DeckIt was a great experience Med Cruise and the west pac cruise was wonderful. Many interesting ports. We all loved Hong Kong. Could have got out earlier but wanted to come back to Charleston after Viet Nam
Ruckdeschel, JohnBMSep 15, 1966 – Aug 18, 19682ndReported onboard North Charleston, SC. Remember Eddie Ray Owens, Bob Gordon, Jack Hartwick, Joe Emerick, John Pankow, Fred Wilbur, Ralph Holmes, Rich Farrelly, and others. Med Cruise & 7 day war Egypt & Israel
Harter, RobertFN1967 – 1969engine room
Parker, William BM3Jun 1967 – Jan 31, 19681stWinch operator during replenishment's, boat Coxswain. Worked on 01 level
Rady, Mark profile iconQM3Jan 1, 1968 – Dec 21, 1970OperationsEpic times!!
Nall, Thomas TomFMMar 1968 – Oct 1969A DivisionHello shipmates, Looking for any shipmates that served with me. Like to make contact also looking for Jules decuir
Robinson, John "robbie"RD2Mar 15, 1968 – Apr 30, 1969OperationsServed during Westpac cruise and several Med cruises. Remained in the Reserves and retired after 26 years service as OSC. For additional info, the Wrangell website is of interest.
Coggins, ClaytonRM3Jul 24, 1968 – Sep 6, 1969communicationsAm retiring now at 67 and have always looked back on my Navy days and the friends that I met.
Willis, LonnieYEOMAN/ENG. DEPT.1969 –ENG. DEPT
Thompson, John profile iconBM3May 1969 – Dec 19701StMade 1969 Med cruise. Was on decommissioning crew in Dec. 1970. Great ship. Some rough weather in the med. Had ammo rolling around in #4 hatch one night. Watched motor whale boat be destroyed on rocks in Athens.
Culbertson, William profile iconbm2Nov 11, 1969 – 19711st divisionthe Wrangell was the very best ship that I served on during my navy career.I was on two other ships.

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