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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 362 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
Atchison, DavidRM21973 – 1974OCLet the ship went to NCS Harold E Holt Aust. I remembver Ted Denning, Niel Senn Jack Dunlap, Serrano, etc. I retired in 1990
Stroud, Gary (Pop'S)BMSNJan 1973 – Oct 3, 1975Side Cleaners, 1st"NO SIDE TOO WIDE" "NO RIG TOO BIG" WESPAC 73 and 74. It was a pleasure serving aboard with GREAT Officers and Crew. I still keep in contact with 2 Shipmates. Mark Bromund (Broachy) and Paul Bronk. Haze Gray and Underway. Bravo Zulu
Whipple, Nathan (Aka: Bb)sh3Jan 29, 1973 – Oct 8, 1976supplyi was on 2 west pac cruises 73 and 75. the medical tech James Mountain and i were the ones who put up the sign on the main deck between the stacks when we were hauling those cars back to the states for the dependents.
Rivara, Steven EBT3Mar 1973 – Oct 1975B-GangWorked with the Boilers and Evaps.
Dillon, AndrewLtjgMar 1, 1973 – Aug 1, 1975Engineering
Dillon, AndrewENS/LTJGMay 1973 – Oct 1975MPA/CHENGGot out after the shore tour following Schenectady, (12 years in) finished law school and been practicing law in Texas for the last 30 years. Currently in Austin.
Coppock, TomE2Jun 1973 – Jul 1974HTJUST LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD MEN. DENNIS FREY,CHUCK DONNELY,SPEEDY GONZOLES,TEESLINK.I WAS SHORT LIVED ON THE SHIP.WENT TO WEST PAC.JUST WANT TO SAY HELLO TO ALL WHO SERVED!
Cox, KellyBM3Aug 15, 1973 – Sep 15, 1975FirstThis ship brings back lots of memories. Started my Navy Life 26 years later retired from reserves BMC. Best wish to all my fellow men.
Gomez, FranciscoQM@Sep 1973 – Jul 1975NAV
Nelson, Steve (Ozzie)EM2Dec 1, 1973 – Sep 17, 1976ELots of fond memories of people and places.
Rocheleau, Joe "Roach"SMSN1974 – 1976
Guerra, Luis P Aka LouieSK31974 – 1974SupplyGreat experience would do it again if could.
Linstead, GaryEN31974 – 1976EngineeringMany great memeries on the skinny T. Sad to hear she was used as target practice.
Ahlvers, FrankEN21974 – Mar 1976A Gang
Frahn, CharlesSK2Apr 4, 1974 – Oct 31, 1977SupplyRetired in 1999 with 26 years of service. Was an SKCS(SW) when I retired.
Widmayer, RandyEM3May 1974 – Sep 1977EHey Ozzie, remember Tinian? Gary Wilson had a falcon. Kin "Corky" from Alabama..Rob Barber,Finnerty (Royal Oak?) Tim Trounce is in Minnesota, Chuisano, Dan "Juan" Sutherland, Joel Thaler, Bob Goldbreath. Good times with good fr
Daminger, DonOS 3Jun 15, 1974 – Jun 15, 1978OperationsHad some good times with Bates, L Scott, M Perkins and Stan the Man. I remember most our WES-PAC Tour and fighting with the Jar heads. I also remember getting restricted a lot, and getting "awarded those 30-30's".
Parker, Jack DEN-3Sep 1974 – Sep 1976EngineeringEngine Room 3
Harvey, Doug (Smitty)BM3Sep 1974 – Sep 1977IstI have so many memories of that ship,friends,2 WestPac tours. Many times I've thought about her,she was beautiful,we all loved her. Just thinking of my first time in the chain locker. Wow,who could forget that..lol Lost my cruise book yrs ago DAMN
Thompson, RonnellBM3Sep 15, 1974 – Jun 3, 19771st Division
Maher, RobertMSSNOct 1974 – Jul 1977Supply
Veltmann, ClydeQM 3Oct 1974 – Dec 1975OIGreat time with all of you on WestPac...just no bulls to ride! Hope all of you are doing great. I retired from consulting and race my thoroughbreds around the US...mostly in California (Santa Anita), New Mexico and Florida.
Nichols, Rickrm3Oct 10, 1974 – Oct 10, 1978ocHard to believe its been 30+ yrs. Used to think no way I could do a full 20. Good to see you guys.
Veltmann, ClydeQM 3Dec 1974 – Dec 1975OII had a great year with all of you.
Steinberg, BobLT(jg)Dec 1974 – Jan 1977MPARetired 1993 after 24 (4 enlisted plus 20 commisioned). Still blowing things up and figuring ways to keep ships afloat. And still shooting! LCDR, USN (Ret). Senior Naval Architect/Marine Engineer, CSC
Newman, JoeE-5 Hull TechDec 1974 – Sep 1978RLooking for the guys I served with! Now working for the VA in New Jersey!
Nolan, MichaelCDR1975 – 1977
Ensminger, GaryHT31975 – 1978R division
Niemeyer, Michael (Nemo)EM3Feb 1975 – May 1976Engine Room 3Wow, where did the years go. I see many names that I remember. I was a close friend of Jack Parker. Good to see your name on here Jack. Sure hated to see her sink. That sucked. Enjoyed West Pac and enjoyed serving with everyone.
Newman, JosephHT2Feb 10, 1975 – Sep 7, 1978Engineering
Keehne, Michael (Sta Weenie)GMG2Mar 1975 – Jun 19783rdFantastic memories of great people. Skinny-T will always hold a special place in my heart. Broke my heart to find out she's a reef. Retired from the USAF (MSgt). Would love to hear from others who remember "back in the day."
Perkins, MarkSNMar 1975 – Nov 1978oc-deckgood times
Strong, TimothyFNMar 5, 1975 – 1976firemandoes anyone know where to find kortemeyer from sacramento? do you remember our inspection when he forgot to prepare his dress whites and he showed up all wrinkled? hilarious guy
Vernon, Pitts0s/snMar 25, 1975 – Dec 23, 1976o/isorry guys ,kinda guessed at dates of service.just want to say it saddened me to find out she was used as a target..i had a good time with the bunch of you over seas.i stayed in trouble :)most of the time of some sort .
Mendoza, JimSK2Apr 1975 – Sep 1978Supply
Buttermore, Doug (Parkay)SM2Apr 1975 – Nov 1978OCLots of great memories. Was hard to see the video of her being hit. To see the hole in her starboard side where I use to bunk even harder.
Finnerty, KeithENFNMay 1975 – Apr 1977EngineeringI would do it again if I had the chance. I was crushed to learn our ship had been sunk when used for a target. I'll miss her.
Holmes, GregoryRM3May 10, 1975 – Jan 22, 1979OC
Chambers, MikeMIDN 3/CJun 1975 – Jul 1975Summer Cruise, University of Oklahoma NROTC ... boarded in Long Beach (half the middies got sick before we left the pier!) ... recall belting myself in my bunk during rough seas between San Diego and Redwood City July 4, 1975 :)
Civick, StanleyOS2Jul 1975 – Jan 12, 1979OperationsI have some of the greatest memories of my life from the Skinny-T
Liljenberg, RandyEM3Jul 1975 – Sep 1977ELots of familiar names on this site.
Kilbourn, Ed "killer"SM2Sep 1975 – Mar 17, 1979OCHey guys, good to see you all out there. Too bad they killed our ship but what a way to go. I've got some pics i'll be uploading soon. Take care.
Hammonds, GaryBM / SKSep 1, 1975 – Jul 6, 1979Deck / SupplyI started out in Deck and made SK3, transfered in 1979 and went to Christchuch New Zealand for 5 years. Retired from the Navy Dec 7, 1995.
George, KennethEN2Oct 1975 – Mar 1979Engine Rm. 3Seen Featherman 8/10 and he told me about skinny T, realy didn't like watching her go down. Retired chief engineer of merchant mariners. Good to see J Ds,Mike looking here and Billy's on another year.
Riley, ThomasENCNov 13, 1975 – Apr 19, 1979MLeading Chief Petty Officer M div Retired 1981 when in Merchant Marine As Chief Engineer And taught Oilers for shipboard duties in Steam or Diesel engines and aux.Live in SW Missouri retired

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