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USS Mattaponi (AO 41) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mattaponi (AO 41). 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 64 crew members registered for the USS Mattaponi (AO 41).

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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Vianest, FrancisPetty Officer 1st class1942 – 1945EngineringSpecialized gyro technician. !st class Petty Officer Electrical.Movie operator. Post dicharge worked & retired from NY Tel Comp. Married, with 4 Daughters. Wife passed away ,I am 90 yrs old now reside in Babylon NY
Centonze, PaulAS S2cOct 24, 1942 – May 4, 1943US Naval ReserveDied while on authorized liberty from USS Elden, September 27, 1945. Accidental death.
Dent, JosephJun 1943 – 1946I am the Grand daughter of Joseph Dent.He is deceased since 14April1990. I don't know all the details of his service. I only know he was a Gunner.
Scott, JoannaV61944 – 1945Engine roomHi! I am just looking to find out anything more on my grandfather's service in the NAVY aboard the Mattaponi AO-41 during WW2. Forrest B. Bias from W.VA and worked in the steam room
Lathbury, DonaldseamenSep 15, 1946 – Jun 15, 1949DeckHI old shipmates
Harlow, RayS21947 –I am the granddaughter of Ray Harlow, I'm not sure of his dates of service. He has passed now on 8/31/01. I have a card that has the date May 7th, 1947 on it with Task Force 38. It also has " A Trusty Shellback and Flying Dragon" on it.
Gomes, JimBT 2Apr 1951 – Oct 1954
Kaminski, Frank/skiSNJul 16, 1960 – Jul 28, 1964Deck Division
Bono, TonyBMSNNov 1960 – Nov 30, 19632ndRan the Gig and U boats. Unrep station was number 1 saddle whip on rig 7. I was aboard when we ran into the USS Kearsarge (CV-33) during unrep. BM3 Joe Ribble saved my life during that incident.
Moatz, Wayne3rd class storekeeper1961 – 1963storekeeperi was on the mattaponi ao-41 commissioned in mobile ala went through the panama canal to san francisco to hunters point. just before i was discharged we collided with the uss kearsarge during refueling..
Woods, NorbertsnSep 1961 – Jul 19631st div.Still in contact Robert Gilder recommissioned her in Mobile Al.
Bickhart, JamesSHDec 20, 1961 – May 10, 1963Supply I served as the Ship's barber from 1962-63 Our Captain was Marvin Dowdy Norton. I would like to hear from any old shipmates especially arnold champagne.
Smith, Buford profile iconGMG3 (E-4)Mar 21, 1962 – Jun 20, 1966Navy USNAny old Navy buddies out there....
Cote, Andre profile iconFNJun 20, 1962 – Jul 15, 19661st./ BDid two cruises to Vietnam, first in 1st div.under Penyark and 1st class Tomkins. second cruise in the boiler rm. Would like to hear from you all.
Vandegrift, Mike (Van)SN1963 – 19641st Div.Looking to contact any Shipmates. Retired Machinist. Doing clock repair for fun. Also would like to find a WestPac '63 Cruse Book. Contact me with any info. Reunions etc.
Miller, DickRM31963 – 1964Radio CentralI was also aboard when we hit the keersarge.
Rendon, JosephE-3/BMSNApr 1, 1963 – Dec 22, 19642nd DivisionLooking for shipmates that were onboard the Matt when we first went to Vietnam also looking for a copy of the cruise book and ships patch. Anyone have any ideas pipe me up. (or give me a holler.)
Hunter, Ira / JoeEM2Apr 6, 1963 – Oct 1, 1963EMade part of the 1963 cruise
Georgenson, RonLT(jg)1964 – 1966N
Lehr, GarySFP3Feb 14, 1964 – May 17, 1965rI WAS IN RDIV / WITH TOM PREISMAN /JIM HUBER/CHIEF CAROL I WOULD LIKE TO HERE FROM ANY BODY I SERVED WITH
Shuck, Thomase-3 firemanJul 21, 1964 – Jul 15, 1966Damage controlwas a pleasure to serve on this ship
Swanson, GregBTNov 14, 1964 – May 14, 1966EngineroomTrying to locate some shipmates, JAY RADER AND HIS BROTHER JOHN D RADER, 1964-1966.
Doyle, GuinnFTG3Dec 1964 – May 1965Third DivFirst ship out of FTA school.
Faircloth, CecilSN1965 – Oct 15, 19671stLooking for Peter Sal Rodrigues from Hawaii that was in the 1st Div 1965 - 1967.....USS Mattaponi AO 41 Richard D Shelton 1st div from South Carolina ??? Ronald Coleman Booker 1st div Harold H Carroll
Juan Pablo, VelasquezBM3Aug 27, 1965 – Aug 19, 1968Deck
Spanier, JoeSNSep 9, 1965 – May 30, 1966GunneryAlthough not on the ship all that long I had the experiance of many high line exercises and refuels. Also prep for drydock was a very interesting being in the bottom of the oil and JP5 tanks
Owen, GeneSK2Oct 1965 – Sep 1967Supply
Kerwin, Berniesf 2nd classNov 29, 1965 – Sep 22, 1969r divisionlooking for shipmates
Cernuch, LeonardRADIOMAN SECOND CLASS1966 – Apr 1969OPERATIONS DIV.Enjoyed my job as radio operator. Radio is my hobby. Amateur radio call sign is WD5CAY. Had the same call since 1974. Work for Stewart & Stevenson in Houston for 33 Years now. I'm 70 now and thinking about retiring.
Douglas, DavidRD21966 – Sep 1967OI
White, DouglasE31966 – 1967operationsdoug white - radarmen stationed in the bay area.. westpac 1966-1967 lives in sacramento california email. de2white@comcast.net
Munsinger, RonETR31966 – 1967RadarMy grandson is so interested in the navy. When I told him I was aboard a ship a long time ago, we had to look it up on the computer and see some pictures. I recognize a name or two who I served with.
Lake, RonGMG 21966 – 1968GunneryLooking for Carlos V diaz
Mull, MarcSK51966 – 1968SupplyNone
Wilde, MichaelEMFNJul 1966 – May 1967EngineeringWas on board at Hunters Point and Richmond ship yard
Tabor, EddieEM2Jul 11, 1966 – Jun 14, 1969
Nyhan, BartLtjgAug 1966 – Mar 1968Engineering
Miller, Dennis "Moose"SH2Sep 1966 – Jan 1969Ships ServiceManaged ship's store, laundry, second counter on pay line. Capt of 25 and 30 man hiline, Compartmental Petty Officer.
Howard, Georgecs1967 – 1969s
Rottinghaus, GordonMM31967 – 1970M Division
Stillings, RandyEM 31967 – 1969EngineeringWas also aboard when we were rammed by the Philippine freighter, just before Westpac cruise
Revier, JackSNFeb 1, 1967 – Aug 1, 1970deck dept.1st lt. yeoman. Remember fire on ship at subic bay. My two and a half tours were some of the best times. We did see the world.
Cardenas, SamE-4Aug 18, 1967 – Sep 18, 1970Supply DepartmentI am looking for a shipmate by the name of Dennis Robbin who was a storekeeper on board. I was the ship's store operator, laundry PO, store records keeper and jack of the dust as well. Served three tours to Vietnam.
Servando, CardenasE-4Aug 18, 1967 – Sep 18, 1970Supply DepartmentA Philippine freighter outside San Francisco rammed us at the bow and almost rolled the ship over. I was at the bow on fog watch. Suffering from PTSD.
Pyle, John (Gomer)cs-3Sep 1967 – May 1969comisserywas one of the ships cooks made two trips over two trips under the equator one r&r Australia-New Zeland & Perl hated it at the time but remember it now as the best time of my life
Lugliani, JamesQmsnSep 9, 1967 – 1970NavigationI am looking for someone who has been certified for Certification for anchoring off Vung Tau in 1968 with VA
Miller, Mike profile iconFTG 3Nov 12, 1967 – Sep 16, 1970GunneryCame aboard in Subic Bay in 67. Went to Sasebo for repair. Served in deck force for a couple of cruises and then joined the gunners mates and made FTG3. Met some great guys and enjoyed every minute of my time. 3 cruise

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