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USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709). 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 26 crew members registered for the USS Hugh Purvis (DD 709).

Green, WayneBT 3Jul 10, 1950 – Jul 6, 1953E
Norris, Geneqm3Jul 14, 1950 – Jul 15, 1953ckiddie cruise
Myers, GeorgeMM2Jun 1953 – Sep 11, 1956Engeering
Messmer, Douglas profile iconEM3Aug 15, 1955 – Aug 15, 1957Engineering DivLooking for shipmates of my father, EM3 David Messmer from Interlaken, NY. I would like to hear from you whether you knew him or were just onboard the USS Hugh Purvis (DD-709) at the same time.
Powell, JohnBT2Jun 22, 1956 – Oct 19, 1959Mdiv
Sampieri, Gene (Sam)SOG2Jan 2, 1961 – Feb 2, 19633rd DivisionWebmaster for
Cooper 3rd, CharlesQM31962 – 1964atlantic fleetI was assigned to the USS Hugh Purvis DD709 1962-1964 and on board during the the cuba missile crisis. Looking for information for the Navy Expeditionary medal. I was discharged June 1965 and never received the medal
Vizioli, ThomasPnsn1963 – 19651st
Curtis, Chrispc3Jun 1, 1963 –weaponsLooking for RD3 Kenny Shones not sure of spelling of last name
Way, Georgemr1Mar 3, 1964 – Aug 1965a-gang
Reilly, ThomascdrJan 29, 1965 – Mar 29, 1968repairlooking for other crew members
Dagner, Edmund (Jay)SHL3Mar 1965 – Sep 30, 1969Supply
Davis, Jr, John (Jd)seamanJul 29, 1965 – Jul 29, 1969gunner's mate
Mahoney, JoeMM2 MM3 MMFN MM31966 – 1967M
Dyer, BillGMG 3Jan 1, 1966 – Dec 17, 1967Gunner matealready member of Hugh Purvis association
Shafer, Ronnie LCS3May 1966 – Jan 1969SupplyOne of the best times of my life building friendships with my ship mates!
Bryk, MichaelHT 3Jun 1966 – Oct 1969ASAlmost 4 years on board the Hughy P then as ST 3 then after being out for 12 years rejoined the reserve and put another 12 years in the reserves ending HT 3
Thomas, BillET2Jun 1966 – 1967OE
Doskocil, Daniel J.EN 31968 –A
Nustad, MichaelEN 21968 – 1969R
Colbeck, ErvinEM3Jun 1968 – Sep 1969Electric shopSaw the world on the WestPac cruse
Leedy, BillRM3Aug 2, 1968 – Jul 11, 1969Com
Dupre, WayneSTG 21969 – 1971ASOf the three ships I was aboard, the Purvis was the best. She was a good ship and manned by an excellent crew. I would not trade my time aboard the Purvis for anything. All the right people were there at the right time.
Keene, DaveFTG3Jun 1969 – May 19712nd
Eichhorn, CurtSNMar 1970 – Apr 1972Boatswains MateJust looking to re-connect

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