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USS Saginaw (LST 1188) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Saginaw (LST 1188). 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 224 crew members registered for the USS Saginaw (LST 1188).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1979 | 1980 – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Murphy, DanielMS21974 – 1975SuppliesGreat time of my life. I would do all over. Hard work, great times.
Hawn, Gregorypetty officer 2 class1974 –little creek
Tucker, TerryE-1Jan 1, 1974 – Oct 1, 1976Supply
Searfino, MikeYN2Feb 1974 – Aug 1977AdminThe Aces and Eights was my first ship, and she was a great one. Many good memories, the crew was top notch. Will never forget her.
McWhorter, James L.GMG2Mar 1974 – Aug 1977
Arehart, Jim (Aardvark)HT2May 1974 – Feb 1978Had some great times, met some great guys, went to some great places. At times I miss it all!
Becker, BillEN3Oct 1974 – Dec 1975M #1 EngineroomI'm still around too!
Armstrong, RoysksnNov 16, 1974 – Aug 1976supplylooking for shipmates who witnessed operation of the MARK 32 cannons or knew how they were loaded and operated. Also anyone who remembers our trips to Tortola
Hornsby, Ed (Fast Eddie)ENFN1975 – 1977"M" and "A" GANGI enjoyed the life at sea and made a lot of friends. I have a lot of good memories and some good stories. Some of which cannot be told at this time if you know what I mean. I am glad I joined the Navy. It was not another job, it was an experience.
Kerr, DaleBTFN1975 – 1978Great time for my first ship...#2 Engine room .. great apple jack..
Volney, TerrySHSN1975 – 1976SupplyGood to see some old names and buddies I forgot about. Hope everyone is doing well. I started out as a deck ape and switched over to supply. Hope to hear from some old friends, I live in naples, Florida. Take care.
Licalzi, Stanley (Butch)EN31975 – 1978Eng
Scoglio, PeterE31975 – 1978Deck Div.
Thompson, J JQM 3Jan 1, 1975 – Oct 27, 1977
Dotterer, DanEM1Aug 10, 1975 – May 1978EGreat Place to start a wonderful career. The best of all when everyone was concern about the water percentage .....
McKay, JohnRMSNSep 15, 1975 – Jan 15, 1977Operations/Communications2 tours of GETMO & West Indies Yard birds in New Port News Detrex Clock Security Patrol smelling Hash Oil in empty troop spaces, Pot on the Fantail. Stealing pies through Chief Qrts's Duchdoors, Sag flag Golden Mushroom
Mcafee, Mike "Mac"FN1976 – 1979M #2 ERLearned alot about life on that ship... Hope all is well with ALL of ya!
Trees, Ron1976 – 1978Was on board with alot of great guys. Most of them i will remember forever. Saw some beautifull places and drank way to much beer .Hope some of my old mates will email me.
Hamm, JerryMRJan 1976 – 1979A GANGJust saying hi to all the sailors that were on there then. Thanks for all the good times
Rossow, KevinSK3Feb 1976 – Sep 1976SupplyOnly on her during overhaul during the Bicentenial summer, but had a good time.
Johnson, RonnieOSSNMar 7, 1976 – Apr 20, 1977OperationsRemembering OSC Brophy and OS2 John Neal, great friends and mentors.
Carpenter, DonQM3Apr 1976 – Feb 1978NAVOPS
Finley, PatENCApr 2, 1976 – Sep 2, 1979MI made cheif on the sag. and was indoctrinated at gitmo, with me chewing out roc ,quite a shock that was.
Lucas, Lee (Luke)RM2Apr 11, 1976 – Aug 16, 1979OPS/Radio CentralThoroughly enjoyed my time aboard the Sag. Some of the hardest, most demanding work I have ever enjoyed. One of the best, if not THE best ship I served on. Looking for HT2 Gene King. Contact me, you turd chaser!
Travis, PeteLTJGAug 1976 – Aug 27, 1979DCAIt was the best of times & the worst of times. Great crew to serve with. Lot of good memories, R-Div provided most of the entertainment, couldn't have asked for a better group of men to work with.
Travis, PeteLTJGSep 1976 – Aug 27, 1979Damage Control Assistant. "it was the best of times - it was the worst of times" Best wishes to all who served on board, especially to the HTs. Over worked, under appreciated. Thanks again for all you guys did for me and the ship.
James, DaveBM3Sep 10, 1976 – Jun 28, 19801stBorn on the island of Trinidad, it was an hornor for me to be a part of the crew on board the USS SAGINAW. It was not all hard work and on play but when the time came, everyone knew what the time it was.
Duffy, MikeLST 1188Dec 21, 1976 – Apr 1979Asst 1st LT CIC Officer Legal OfficerOccasionaly have dreams about the ship. Work hard/play hard. Remember mostly good times. Tough time to be in the Navy. No $'s, frequent deployments. Remember a 55 degree roll in the Med! Capt Harris was the best. Ens. Dorfman??
Stauder, MarkHTC (SW) RETIRED 1977 – 1981RBest ship to learn your rate, you had to fix everything with nothing. Rember the flag that Captain Mcguire hoisted when we left GTMO. He was the best CO ever. I had a great time on the SAG. Double Aces & Double 8's
Squire,jr, EarnestSm1(SW)1977 – 1981communications (signalman)looking for the DOGG POUND!!! and softball team.
Ferguson, Bill (Fergie) EN3Feb 1977 – Sep 1979Engineering- M-To all of my fellow shipmates,hello. The Saginaw was an experience which I will always look back on. I may have forgotten alot of names but the people and faces will be emblazened in my memory forever.
Forster, JerryRMC - SENIOR ENLISTED ADVISORMar 1977 – May 1979OCMy first ship as a chief, met the ship in GTMO, made 2 med cruises-relieved ENCM John ?? as senior enlisted advisor. ENS Palko was commo, CDR Brierley the CO, retired in 82 as RMCS. Remember being on signal bridge in the med when we took 54 deg roll.
Toye, JohnFNJun 1977 – Jul 1979MI was assigned to EM01 Forward Engineroom. Would like to hear from those engineers that served during that time period.
Kendall, Charlie PcPC3Aug 1, 1977 – Aug 28, 1979ADMINProudest time of my life. Just didn't know it. Mail Call!
Turner, Richard PBM1 (SW)Aug 30, 1977 – Aug 30, 19811stIt was great ship and a hard working crew we worked hard and played hard .I made one Med cruise and a noth atlantic cruise she was the most comfortable ship in heavy seas i retired from the navy in March 1984 Wiyth a medical discharge i am now 100%
Avery, Thomas S.EN11978 – 1980Main Propulsion
Furlong, RossBM3Aug 1, 1978 – Dec 26, 19811st
Trifeletti, BrettE-1Sep 1978 – Oct 1981A divisionTrying to find old friends from 1978 thru 1981 on the USS Saginaw . Contact me via email at or find me on Facebook at We had a lot of good and crazy times.
Totire, GregoryBM3Nov 26, 1978 – Oct 14, 19812ND
Cloutier, Ray1979 – 1982
Pistek, EricEN 2May 15, 1979 – Jan 11, 1982MHoping to see if any one is still around after all these years, WOW both ships are decommissioned! Chief Palemos and Hartlove, came aboard the same time, I remember the cruise to Norway and Germany!
Voigts, BruceRMCJun 1979 – Jan 1983OPS
Cutchins, DavidLTJGNov 1979 – Apr 1982SupplyWhat a tour for a young Pork Chop. Many memories- seems like we were constantly resupplying sodas; fielding laundry complaints; emptying the change boxes in the soda machines; exchanging currency for the crew and the troops.

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