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USS Schenectady (LST 1185) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Schenectady (LST 1185). 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 361 crew members registered for the USS Schenectady (LST 1185).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Chard, CliffOS/31900 –OPSOn board in 73, off in 76. One West Pac, an experience I wouldn't exchange. Met good people. Sneaked my wife on board in LB, spent the nite on board. Hah! Boys taking chances just for a few laughs & a nite w/a girl
Hartshorn, Derick S.MN3Sep 1957 – Sep 1959NavOrdFac (Fleet activities-YokosukaServed on Azuma Is. in Tokyo Bay. Transported crew to mainland and ordinance to fleet.
Bennett, CalvinE31969 – 1972EngineeringJust found this site. Brings back lots of memories, any communications from people from this time would be appreciated.
Murphy, Clarence (Gene)E-81970 – 1973EnginemanHi, I am writing this for my Dad. He doesn't know how to look for stuff like this. I am pretty sure about dates of Service. But I know he would like to hear from his shipmates.
Robinson, RobFN,E31970 – 1974alst1185
Bactol, RomeoEN31970 – 1971M Forward Engine RoomThe forward engine room was very hot...we're going at 60 PSI on Alco 251 in the waters of Vietnam...
Davis, Lavell (Tommy)BM 31970 – 1972SecondMy first tour of duty was on the USS Dubuque LPD 8. Then I was transferred from Japan to National Steel Shipbuilding Company to be on the USS Schenectady. I am a plankowner. I was also a boat coxwain.
Bennett, ConwayBM31970 – 1972SecondIt was an interesting time to start from commissioning into our two cruises to Vietnam
Levandoski, Jeffmr 31970 – 1972engineeringIn 2010 I found this web site, and would love to hear from my shipmates. Everyone called me SKI. I was the machinist from 1970 to 1972. During G.Q. I was the throttle man in main control. My wife and I now live in Taylorsville, Ky
Starr, KarlRD 21970 – 1973OII came aboard in pre-com and stayed until 1973. I have many good memories of many good friends. I now live in Naselle, Wash. 360 355 8332
Bojanski, KennPC31970 – 1972OPS.Fun time on the "Can Do" Skinny, Post Office a Hoot. Shout out to Case, Dever, Chapman, Werner, Green, Starr, Ahrens, Strummn Partner Steve Brown, Billy Mcdougal, Thanks to Docs Heath and Crown for the Clapp meds. peace.
Herrera, HectorE-31970 – Mar 10, 19732 ndSome of the greatest and fond memories of my Navy carreer were while serving aboard the SKINNY TITTY. I retired as an MAC (SW). Was very sad to hear that Subic Bay was closed, that was my home away from home. LOL
Case, ChuckRM2Jan 1970 – Mar 1973OperationsI served as a radio supervisor during 2 Westpac cruises. I joined the Schenectady prior to commissioning and am a plank owner. I left the ship in March of 1973 when I was discharged from the Navy.
Craven, JimQM1Jan 1970 – 1971X / Nav DivPrecomm Crew at NASCCO/Plank Owner, as a QM1. Departed ship in Hawaii as the 'Skinny T' headed West. I returned to San Diego to precomm another ship (USS Stein FF-1065). Made QMC in 1972 and 'retired' in Aug. 87. Residing in Arizona
Campbell, LarryDK1Jan 1970 – Aug 1971SupplyI enjoyed my time on the ship. I am a plankowner and I went on to retire in 1984 as a DKC. I now live in Bremerton Wa and am retired for the most part but do some tax work. Enjoy hunting and traveling.
Stokes, Roger StokesE3Feb 1970 – Feb 1972Dech ForceMust have painted that thing 10 times. Plank Owner. Loved the maiden voyage to Mexico. Great times in Subic. I have matured since those days, thank God. Living happily in SoCal. Still think of the good old days. San Diego has sure changed.
Kelly, Francis JYNSNFeb 1, 1970 – Feb 10, 1972OI
Kelly, FrancisYN3Feb 1, 1970 – Feb 15, 1972OI
Wilton, Jack A.CYN3Feb 16, 1970 – Oct 13, 1972Operations/RadioPlank Owner,Communications Yeoman 3rd Class. Wonderful Ship, she - her crew will remain in my memory forever. Retired Fire Dept Captain, Dad and Grand-Dad- they've been told about the Schenectady & my 2+ years on her. I am proud to have served.
George, SteveFNMar 1970 – Jan 1972E
Smith, LarrySM3Mar 1970 – Apr 1972OperationsCurrently a software developer for Bombardier Aerospace. Went from water to air...oh well. Graduated from Pollywog to Shellback Feb 9, 1971 in route to Singapore. Cannot remember much morse-code or semaphore.
Dever, NeilBM2Mar 1970 – Nov 19721STMany good times had onboard. Retired as detective from NYPD and now enjoying the sun in Florida, I cannot believe where the yrs. have gone .Hello to all.
Doyle, CharlesRMSNMar 1970 – Mar 1973USS Schenectady LST-1185I reported to the precommissioning crew barracks right from Radio "A " School. Best ship and crew ever. Finished my enlistment aboard the skinny T and left with plenty of great memories. Fantail Commandos Rule!.
Beringhaus, MikeEM2Mar 1, 1970 – Oct 1, 1971EngineeringPlankowner Watched her start her life as a warship. Her life as a warship ended in the line of duty. Great Ship, Great Experience
Mann, LouisRD2Mar 3, 1970 – Oct 6, 1971OperationsGreat experience - great memories!
Sabo, EdwardEN1Mar 20, 1970 – Feb 7, 1975All Engineering1 of orginial crew to board 4 months before commissioned THE last of orginial crew to leave 5 yrs later 1975-1983 recruting duty NRD St Louis put EN2 Totoris (ENCM)back in Navy. Ret 1983 in Good old Illinois
Green, MarlinSM2Mar 22, 1970 – Sep 25, 1973OperationsI joined Schenectady prior to commisoining and am a plankowner. I drove boats before I became a SM. I got out overseas while on my third wespac in Sep. 73.
Silva, MichaelBM-3Mar 29, 1970 – Aug 28, 19712ndIt was a great tour, I reenlisted for the first time on her. I retired Jan 1997 as a Master Chief Master Arms.
Trull, DavidFN3Apr 1970 – Sep 1970RWas a Plank Owner .Started in pre-com .Worked in E Div for a couple of months .Later Lt.Dooley moved me to R Div,was a fabricator and welder.Only aboard a short-short but had a blast.
Eenigenburg, Wesleythird class petty-officerMay 1970 – Oct 1971engineeringI just found this web-site and think it's really cool to find out information on the ship and crew. i hope everyone i served with is doing fine. i live in plano texas now. never got married but still trying. bye
Stamets Sr, ArtE 4May 10, 1970 – Feb 14, 1972E R
Taylor, James (Tex)SEAMANJun 1970 – Nov 1970DeckI was one of the 5 blacks aboard til the '70 westpac. Hi all, Conrad, Ballard (engine room), the little chief Boson who hated me for no reason, sorry I dropped a mop on you from the smoke stack while on manoeuvres. The best to all.
Rawlings, Terry profile iconEN3Jun 1970 – 1972eDoes anyone remember Terry Rawlings from Oklahoma?
Schnieders, DaveSEAMAN 1ST CLASSJun 1, 1970 – Jan 25, 1972GunneryI flunked deck force and got three months of washing trays in the scullery, then gunnery. We had a great 3 on 3 basketball team for the tank deck hoop.I don't think I ever shot a gun though. But we had some good laughs. I've been teaching scho
Ross, StevenE-3Jun 13, 1970 – Nov 15, 1970boatswainmate, assigned to the capitans gig, plank ownershipstill living o.c. ca. married for 32 yrs, with 2 grown daughters studied martial arts for 30+yrs. looking for ship mate ( j.r. ) bray,where are you buddy? God bless America !!!
Rice, Mike RoniEN--3Jun 13, 1970 – Jan 25, 1972EngineeringCommissioned that old LADY plank owner; was assigned to Auxillary Generating Room&ENGINEER on CaptainsGIG;went to Vietnam(Danang);I think i remember 3 days in Acupulco not sure;What a great LIFE experience remember 45 de
Sumner, BobSM3Jul 1970 – Aug 1972Operationswhere has the last 30 years gone!
Paczkowski Jr., Joseph ChicagoEN3Jul 1970 – Nov 1971MIWORKED IN#2ENGINEROOM ALSO WAS A ASSUALT BOAT ENGINEER IWAS ONE OF THE CREW MEMBERS THAT WAS ON HER WHEN SHE MADE HER VIRGIN VOYAGE TO VIET NAM WE BROKE IT .
Scofield, RobertLTJGAug 1, 1970 – Aug 3, 1972OperationsI really enjoyed my time on Schenectady. I learned a lot about life and teamwork, and what I learned helped me a lot later in life. I have warm memories of the Schenectady crewmembers and would love to hear from any of them.
Robinson, RobertE3Aug 24, 1970 – Aug 24, 1974A Divjust want to say hi to all the guys will always remember the drunk times at subicbay. would like to reunite with former shipmates of the skinney T you all know what that means
Chapman, JohnRM2Nov 1970 – Dec 8, 1972OPSGreat adventure for a young man with a great crew. Thanks to all for your part in the experience. My only talent was being able to provide a call home. Now in Colorado & Alaska
Merkle, GeorgeRM2Nov 22, 1970 – Dec 17, 1971OperationsOnce a rookie CW operator at NRS Kamiseya; when the Constellation lost ship-to-shore in 1971, we terminated Navcomsta Japan via a link I established via CW. Now my son is a LT hoping to be a CommO on a carrier, only now they use satellite, not HF!
Huber, TerryFNDec 31, 1970 – Feb 15, 1972MMain Control & #2. Where's BT2 Shirey FN Vestre EN2 Lindsey EN3 Wooley? USS Cleveland 72-74, college 74-78 (BS Physics), Air Force 79-95 (MS Meteorology) retired Major. Now Senior Forecaster National Weather Service San Angelo TX (my home) email

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