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USS Repose (AH 16) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Repose (AH 16). 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 138 crew members registered for the USS Repose (AH 16).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Puckett, Alvin ECorpman 2nd class1942 – 1945unknownWondered if there is anyone who remembers him. He past 7 yrs ago and family wonders about his time on the Repose.
Johnson, William (Johnny)PHARM 31942 – 1946MedicalMy Father was wiith the frist crew to commission the ship. More info to come.
Hillen, JamesHA 21943 – 1944unknownMy Dad, James Hillen, was onboard the Repose from its outfitting, through the Panama Canal into the South Pacific. Then its service up several rivers into China, and rode out the great typhoon as well.
MacDonald, FredPhm 3rd class1945 – 1946MedicalWas a part of the outfitting and commissioning detail. Went through the typhoon on Okinawa and served on her in Shanghai until discharged in 1946.
Louis, RedMoMM2May 1945 – Jan 1947Enginering Original Commisioning crew member at the Brooklyn Navy yard.
Kaplan, GeorgeHospital ApprenticeSep 1945 – Sep 1946hosipital1I rode on the typhoon out of Buckner Bay, Okinawa. I worked for Dr. Hepburn.
McHaney, George (Mac)SK(D)31946 – 1947SupplyCame aboard in Shanghai as an SN, 30 days later was promoted to SK(D)3 (now DK) Went up to Tsingtao. Back tot he states (Hunters Point) lfor refit. On way back to China, swapped duty with a DK at Pearl Harbor.
Cook, Fred W. CookRM31947 – 1949OperationsArrived latter part of '47. Assigned to 1st Div. Transferred to O Div in '48. Made RM3. Aboard during Shanghai evacuation. Left ship in Hong Kong for shore duty with NAU, Sndia Base, Albuquerque, NM. Retired RMC 3-3-69. Colo Spgs, CO.
Silverman, David/sam/solPHM2,HM2Jan 7, 1947 – Sep 7, 1948HI came on board in 1947 at HuntersPoint shipyard.Sailed for Tsingtao,China. Assigned to Physical Therapy clinic with nurse Maxine Thomas. Had fantastic 46 day leave to Shanghai and Hongkong in early 1948. Best buddy,Ed Devany,Minnesota
Kramer, Gerald I.seaman1949 – 1951NAAny information regarding a shipmate named Gerald I. Kramer aboard the USS Repose during the Korean War: about 1949-51. I believe he was a medic/corpsman/nurse. He had passed in 1999, and little is known of his service
Zasimowich, DonaldDK3Nov 1950 – Jan 1953
Middleton, JosephHOSPITALMAN 2NDMay 1952 – Oct 1953corpsmanServed under Commander PJ Williams. Anyone remember those days?
Wright, Robert Ben (Bobby) profile iconIC3May 3, 1952 – Dec 13, 1955Interior Communications/ElectricianMy name is Robert and I'm writing these remarks in honor of my father Robert Ben Wright who served on the USS Repose AH-16 from 1952 through 1955. Dad went by the name of Bobby and he passed away March 19, 2013 @ age 81.
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MacFadden, MaccivilianJan 6, 1964 – Jan 5, 1968radiocivilian.. Sat in on many " radio patch" shortwave relays of wounded speaking to families and loved ones. Was instructed in radio telecommunication by Col. J.V Nicholas ret.s any radio shack RTO out there?
Szech, EdE-41965 – 1966I am writing about by brother who served on the Repose as a corpsman. I am so proud of him and he has gone through a lot since coming home from NAM. He is getting involved with a reunion here in Baltimore. God bless all of you who served.
Kastner, DonaldHMC1965 – 1966Patient AffairsJoined Pre-Com Crew 1965. 1966 ship left for VietNam. Served till later part of 1966.
Patton, JohnHM31965 – Dec 1966EENT WARDI WORKED WITH CHARLES BROWN AND PHILLIP NOLTAMYER I'M NOT SURE OF THE LAST NAME FOR PHIL. THE SURGEONS ON OUR WARD WERE DR. BILL TERRY AND DR. FRANK HOEFLE. WE HAD A REALLY GREAT CREW. I
Erickson, RoyHN1965 – 1966Hospital
Long, RaymondSeamanApr 1965 – May 1967BMHad good times (when patients made it) & helping local children. Also got to travel to places I never thought I'd see.
Stone, DennisbmskJun 1965 – 19672nd
Gilreath, HowardHM3Jun 1965 – Nov 1966HospitalWorked in Medical Supply--Hold #2 technician.
Salyers, PhilipHMCMJun 8, 1965 – Jan 9, 1967Chief, Patient Affairs & PersonnelAssigned to plan divisional spaces for recomisionning USS Repose and served aboard for two years in Vietnam. Capt was Eugene Maher. y boss was Cdr C.Dunham.
Grady, DallasHM3Jul 1965 – Dec 1966Triage and Ward C-3
Helminiak, DonaldHMC2Jul 1965 – Oct 1966operating room
Johnson, Veit profile iconHM2Jul 1965 – 1966Medical DepartmentOn the recommissioning in 1965 and then sailing off to S Viet Nam in 1965. Served on board till the end of 1966. Worked C-4 and then assigned to work the diet kitchen for wards c-5 and c-6.
Parker, JamesBM3Jul 1, 1965 – Jul 30, 1966deckI was one of the first, waited for ship to come into dry dock at Hunters Point, Stood fire watch for welders, lots of white paint , remember chipping paint in chain locker. Coxswain on Captions gig.
Kearns, William/billHM3Jul 11, 1965 – Oct 27, 1966HospitalAboard for the recommissioning, stood firewatch for the hottest months. Assigned to the Recovery Room with Jim Holt, Henry Queen and Dr Playford. Oct 27, 1966 txd to Uss Oriskany to assist with morgue detail. Retired
Dishaw, GaryElectrician Mate 3rdAug 1965 – Jan 1967Engineering
Cardaropoli, AnthonyHM2Aug 1, 1965 – Nov 30, 1966PharmacyWorked for Chief Orcutt and our pharmacy officer Larry Karch. Worked with Albert G. Cole. We visited Hawaii, Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong. And of course Vietnam-Da Nang, Chu Lai and Dong Ha real near the north. I took and have 100's pi
McCarthy, Bob/macHM2Aug 1, 1965 – Dec 24, 1966medicallooking for Daniel Barnes, USS Repose (AH-16) and David Willard (AH-17)
Donboch, James DanielYN3Aug 5, 1965 – Dec 10, 1966Admin DivServed in the Ships Office from recommissioning to Dec 66. A great experience for an 18 year old and served with a great crew, both ships company and the hospital crew. Served under YNC Alex Calica and Ltjg Quinton.
Queen, HenryHM3Aug 9, 1965 – Oct 29, 1966Hospital Recovery RoomAboard for the recommissioning at Hunter's Pt. Was doing Fire Watch until then.. Assigned to the Recovery Room with Bill Kearns & Jim Holt. Lt.s (NC) E. Bianchi & Clayton were nurses. I am now retired HMC & RN.
Hatton, RichardHM-3Aug 15, 1965 – Oct 1, 1966X-Ray Tech I was on the original crew who brought the ship out of mothballs, did sea trials, and sailed to Vietnam. Would love to hear from crewmembers, including Bob Lodge, Jim Dorris, and all the other old friend there.
Valese, Anthony (Tony)HM3Aug 18, 1965 – Jan 7, 1967HOSPITALI was a clinical laboratory technician that worked the bacteriology / parasitology / hematology / serology / urinalysis / chemistry / blood bank / pathology.
Serrano, EdgarSEAMAN E3Aug 19, 1965 – Dec 1, 1966ship`s security and the helm watchI was working with the captain in the castle and the helm watch and also security with the master at arms and unloading patients from the helicopters at night watch. the capt.skipper capt.Maher and the Executife officer was J."B" Elliot.
Kirkendall, Harlan (Kirk)PC3Sep 1965 – Jul 1967X Post Office
Smock, LarryHMCMSep 1, 1965 – Sep 1, 1966MedicalNone
Dishaw, GaryEM3Oct 1, 1965 – Jan 5, 1967Electrical
Tallman, Merritt (Mike)HM2Oct 15, 1965 – Oct 1966H I retired as HM1 Sept '76 from Naval Reserve Center,Watertown,N.Y.(My home town) I worked for DuPont in Victoria,Tx. and retired after 17 years as a Lab chemical Analyst. I now live in Corpus Christi,Tx.
Chamberlin, GeraldBM3Oct 16, 1965 – Mar 15, 19671deck

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