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USS Pawcatuck (AO 108) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Pawcatuck (AO 108). 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 68 crew members registered for the USS Pawcatuck (AO 108).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Toohey, MartyS 1/CFeb 1946 – Dec 1947quartermaster
Jones, CharlieFIREMAN1949 – 1950
Tokoly, ChetENGENMEN FIRST CLASSMar 25, 1952 – Mar 23, 1956TOPSIDE A DIV
Willis, DavidSNJun 6, 1955 – Mar 1957SUPPLY/DECKEnjoyed my time on the Pawcauck. Worked in supply and deck force. Presently reunion coordinator for the ship reunions
Buckley, HarryEM21956 – 1959eng
Spurling, Deanpn11956 – 1958USS pawcatuck so 108
Luken, Joe3rd Class Electronics Technician1956 – 1957ElectronicsI helped install speakers around the ship so we could play music throughout the ship. I was known as DJ JL. Good to see other Pawcatuck mates on here.
Pompura, TomQM3Jan 5, 1956 – Dec 14, 1957Signal
Johnson, GeneFAJan 22, 1956 – Oct 31, 1959Sterring Engines
Keplinger, Dan "kep"EM2Feb 1956 – Jun 1958engineeringan electrician and showed movies to enlisted men and officers
Alden, CalETN2May 1956 – Nov 1957OperationsTrusty Shellback- Cruise Bravo, June '57
Romans, Frank J.DK3Aug 1958 – Jul 1960I was the ships Disbursing Clerk.
Hirtle, Fredseaman1959 – Nov 1960deckVahovic brothers, Engwall, Ferigno, Bernie Cote, all those guys were aboard at sometime during my stay... collision with FDR, a barge leaving Craney island, it was an interesting time. we had a barber Johnny Bean ..
Piercel, BillRM2Apr 10, 1959 – Aug 26, 1962OPERATIONS
Obranovich, John / Big OSECOND CLASSMar 1, 1961 – Nov 4, 1964
Frith, Jr., William (Bill / Doc)HM2Nov 1961 – Apr 1963ExecLoved the time I was on her. NATO cruise was great! Never realized how serious the situation was when we were involved in the Cuban Blockade.
Lewis, LeonardRMSA to RM31962 – 1964opsradioman fresh out of class a school in san diego. picked up ths ship at craney island virginia home port
Rudd, MichaelSN1Mar 15, 1962 – Mar 12, 1964
Peasha, CharlieBT31964 – Sep 1964EngineeringI wasn't aboard the Pawcatuck very long before I was discharged in Boston but I recall it being a wonderful ship with a great crew. And I certainly remember wiping down the insides of the oil tanks.....what a job....
Barney, ManleyE21964 – 1965YeomanIt was an educational experience.
Swanson Jr., George L.SK2Nov 1, 1964 – Sep 15, 1965S-1 SupplyTRF to USS Mississinewa AO-144 until APR 1967. Retired 28 FEB 1983 as SKCS.
Barber, JohnE-3/SNRDJan 2, 1965 – Sep 17, 1965Operations - CIC
Kelley, James H Kelley IIIApr 7, 1966 – Sep 1, 1966I WAS THE BM1 CLASS IN CHARGE OF THE RECOMMISSSIONING CREW IN NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND.1ST DIVISION LPO AND ACHIEVING HIGHEST DECK GRADE FOR AN OILER IN GITMO SHAKEDOWN TRAINING. RETIRED IN MAY 1981 AS BMCM, COMMAND MASTER CHIEF ACU-2 LCK, VA
Blair, DennisMM2Jun 1966 – Sep 27, 1968 engine room snipeWe were the 1st engineroom gang to lite her off and steam her from Boston to Mayport after jumboizing, right thru a hurricane with a crew of mostly bootcamp first timers. Made the best friends I ever had on that ship. Email me you guys.
Richards, JohnMR2Jun 1966 – Jun 1968M
Barbarotta, JohnQM3Jun 18, 1966 – Jan 12, 1969operationsassigned to Newport R.I.july 66 picked up ship in Boston ma later that year.Cuba for ORI and thenMayport Fla. .med cruise in68 ,Discharged in 69. Served under capt honour and capt Horne,,,(sounds like stage names to me).
Clem, ErnieMM3Jul 10, 1966 – Nov 10, 1969A Division Never forget. Had a great time.
Hilton, DaveLT, SC, USNSep 1966 – Aug 1968SupplySupply Officer, OOD. Pawcatuck was unique. She had great Captains and Great crew. 1968 Med Cruise with 300 replenishments set a standard and played a role in winning the Battle E. Best of the 3 ships i served on.
Harmon, KennethIC3Nov 1966 – Sep 1968engr-interior communicationsServed during the Viet Nam era. Spent most of the time in the Caribbean & Med.
Madia, TonySN1967 – 1969BMRefueled ship after ship in the Med to set refueling record. No question our Captain was gung ho. Nothing like seeing the Kennedy steam toward us, inching closer and my head going up, up, up. At the helm of the Captain's Gig. Nice!
Williams, Jerry [willy]EN31967 – Aug 1969A gang
Dewaters, ArthurBT3Nov 1967 – 1969B
Campbell, KennyBT2Dec 1967 – Apr 1971Engineering
Ingram, JerryApr 12, 1968 – Sep 23, 1969BT 3
Houston, PaulRD2Oct 18, 1968 – Mar 3, 1972Operations
Alexander, AlAO 108Dec 1968 – Apr 1972OPS-SM3Had great times aboard Pawcatuck.Still in touch with shipmates thru yearly PAWCATUCK REUNION.
Cousins, JamesMM31969 – 1971 M
McBrayer, Mac profile iconE4Jun 1969 – Jul 29, 1970R DivisonMy Captain was Captain Youngblood, we were coming into port after sea trials and sank a tug and ruined both props in Mayport, FL. No one injured. Guys onboard with me were Ginny, from Scranton, PA, Tom Summers, Kansas
Diehl, BobMM2Feb 1970 – Jan 20, 1973Machinist Mate OpsWorking in the Hole was truly an experience. Who knew that, the only time your eyes would fly open in the dark would be when we lost all power from the SSTG and had to depend on the Diesels. It was the quiet that would wake you up.
Sheldon Jr. Cs2, August P.COMMISARYMEN 2ND CLASSAug 23, 1970 – Mar 22, 1974food servicebest tiomes I had aboard when we ere in Scotland and had a fight with local boys over the girls there and a midshipmen was arrested.
Mirra, RayEngineman E-4Sep 1, 1970 – May 30, 1971Auxilary shopworked under lenard G Cord, looking for other crew members
Massey, TerrySMDec 28, 1970 – Jul 15, 1974Deck 2ndI had a good time aboard ship visited many different places that I would never had a chance if it was not for the navy. Would like to here from anyone from 2nd division or served from72-late 73

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